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01-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By shelbyfv

I use a piece of electrical tape to hold it until...

I use a piece of electrical tape to hold it until I can get the first wrap around. I'm no pro at wrapping bars. I usually have to try at least twice before I call it good enough.
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01-26-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By shelbyfv

I hadn't thought to trim an angle, good tip!

I hadn't thought to trim an angle, good tip!
01-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By shelbyfv

I think you have an XDR freehub, not compatible...

I think you have an XDR freehub, not compatible with Shimano. I think different freehubs may be available for those wheels.https://rovalcomponents.com/products/roval-clx-64-front#
01-26-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By shelbyfv

With thicker bar tape, I prefer to wrap it flush...

With thicker bar tape, I prefer to wrap it flush with the end rather than try to tuck it. The lip on the cap covers the bare end of the bar. All nice and tidy, no unsightly bulge.
01-26-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By shelbyfv

With the fancier brands there may be an...

With the fancier brands there may be an "aspirational" aspect to their sizing. Having us porkers decked out in their kit isn't going to help so they make it difficult. You aren't going to see...
01-25-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By shelbyfv

Remember the car dealer who advertised "We lose...

Remember the car dealer who advertised "We lose money on every deal but make it up in volume."
01-25-21, 06:51 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

IME, it takes a lot to draw the attention of...

IME, it takes a lot to draw the attention of those charged with the elderly and/or of diminished capacity. You might take that as a heads up and have a good chat with your doc.
01-25-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think you are going to change that and...

I don't think you are going to change that and it's probably not the bike.:rolleyes: You can still improve your riding to where you can have an enjoyable day on the bike. I'd concentrate on...
01-25-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ Wow! Much sportier looking.:love:

^^^ Wow! Much sportier looking.:love:
01-25-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,694
Posted By shelbyfv

There was the Zaskar....

There was the Zaskar....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, probably very little demand for that...

Yes, probably very little demand for that feature. I doubt they put much effort into it. I can't imagine trusting something like that if the time really made a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb:Yep, my opinion doesn't matter either. I...

:thumb:Yep, my opinion doesn't matter either. I agree, very cool bike, told OP just that in one of the other threads.;)
01-25-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By shelbyfv

Yeah, I've never actually had a bad rim but I...

Yeah, I've never actually had a bad rim but I read on the internet that sanding is the fix. :beer:
01-25-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By shelbyfv

Apples and oranges, don't you think? So you...

Apples and oranges, don't you think? So you enjoy motoring along 6 times the mileage that you were able to ride? OK....:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

Not my job to report it, just thought you might...

Not my job to report it, just thought you might want to do the right thing. Carry on....
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By shelbyfv

Is this the bike? I think they came in a gray as...

Is this the bike? I think they came in a gray as well. If so, they are well thought of and would be worth several hundred dollars depending on condition.
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01-25-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds as if it could be the seam in the rim. If...

Sounds as if it could be the seam in the rim. If that's it you can sand it down.
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By shelbyfv

The asking price is clearly too high but might be...

The asking price is clearly too high but might be a nice bike if it's perfect and you can get it down to $450 or so. It's a decent steel frame, though tire clearance may be limited by today's...
01-25-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are planning to put them back in the bike...

If you are planning to put them back in the bike it would be a better idea to grease them.
01-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^Yes. I had an early ST with steel fork. On 28s...

^^^Yes. I had an early ST with steel fork. On 28s the ride was very nice, nothing "harsh" about it.
01-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 745
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd describe those as brake shaped objects and...

I'd describe those as brake shaped objects and whomever you are paying to maintain your bike is beyond useless.:rolleyes:
01-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds like a very useful combo:thumb:

Sounds like a very useful combo:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

From BF FAQ "Disruption can include harassment,...

From BF FAQ "Disruption can include harassment, multiple user profiles, multiple posting of the same post ...." You can have them all consolidated if you ask.
01-25-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By shelbyfv

You may not like the ride but Cannondale and...

You may not like the ride but Cannondale and Klein are the class of older aluminum. C&V aluminum, interesting niche.
01-25-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By shelbyfv

Nice color! Is Bandit a slot machine reference? ...

Nice color! Is Bandit a slot machine reference? Funny:thumb:
01-25-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By shelbyfv

What's on your bike now? Folks like 1X for MTB...

What's on your bike now? Folks like 1X for MTB and gravel but most prefer 2X for road. I agree, distance doesn't have much to do with it.
01-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By shelbyfv

Heart trouble? Covid? Probably a good idea to...

Heart trouble? Covid? Probably a good idea to ask your doctor.
01-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By shelbyfv

Nice choice. Never heard anyone say they...

Nice choice. Never heard anyone say they regretted buying a LHT.:thumb:
01-25-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems like a fine ...

Seems like a fine
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choice. The 27.5+ should give...
01-25-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By shelbyfv

If that translates to being able to keep up on...

If that translates to being able to keep up on actual outdoor rides, I'd say you are doing well!:thumb:
01-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 745
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, any current Shimano or Tektro dual pivot...

Yep, any current Shimano or Tektro dual pivot will provide a better experience.
01-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By shelbyfv

You couldn't pay me to ride that. Order another...

You couldn't pay me to ride that. Order another and chalk it up, move on. Sounds like an easy mistake to make so don't beat yourself up.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By shelbyfv

Wouldn't look good on my bikes. Does sort of...

Wouldn't look good on my bikes. Does sort of resemble carbon if you squint....
01-25-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ Yep, that's all you need to determine if...

^^^ Yep, that's all you need to determine if stand over will work for you. Time for the tape measure.:thumb:
01-25-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By shelbyfv

You could set up a poll if all you need is a...

You could set up a poll if all you need is a count:thumb:
01-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By shelbyfv

Back to pedals....

If you get Shimano SPD/MTB pedals they usually come with cleats that allow some float. As pointed out above you can also get SPD no float cleats but that's not what is usually included. An easy way...
01-24-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By shelbyfv

My guess is we'll be lucky to make it to 80 w/o...

My guess is we'll be lucky to make it to 80 w/o going to a 'bent or ebike! Two of my oldest riding friends have just gone to ebikes at about 78. There are a bunch of us, early to mid 70s, who can...
01-24-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd suggest you try a couple of other bikes with...

I'd suggest you try a couple of other bikes with similar brakes. That's the only way you can know if your brakes are working "normally."
01-24-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By shelbyfv

Front or rear? Can you feel it on the bike or...

Front or rear? Can you feel it on the bike or just on the stand? Have you cleaned the rim? Of course if you are feeling a bump where your rim is out of true, you have to true it better or live...
01-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By shelbyfv

I ordered an Ultegra group from Merlin a year or...

I ordered an Ultegra group from Merlin a year or so ago. They were the only UK seller still shipping to US. No problems. I've ordered a lot of tires, parts and clothing from various UK sellers but...
01-24-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By shelbyfv

Here you go :foo: ...

Here you go :foo: https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/
01-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By shelbyfv

Pearl's sizing is well known to be an American...

Pearl's sizing is well known to be an American fit. A medium Pearl is probably an XL in many European brands. Yes, we Americans are fatter than the rest of the world. This is not news. Like most...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,547
Posted By shelbyfv

Carry money. You can find someone to drive you...

Carry money. You can find someone to drive you almost anywhere if you pay them enough. If you have some level of competence it's rare to be unable to continue due to a mechanical. For amusement,...
01-23-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By shelbyfv

I think those are the guys who are in charge of...

I think those are the guys who are in charge of Iran. I'd be careful if the bike seems extraordinarily heavy.
01-23-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By shelbyfv

Are you saying you actually know a bike shop...

Are you saying you actually know a bike shop mechanic who told you he throws the links in the trash? Hard to believe but I guess anything is possible.
01-23-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By shelbyfv

One thing you can/should do without going in too...

One thing you can/should do without going in too deep is check your spokes for even tension. The easiest way is by pitch. Tap each spoke near the center with some hard object that won't resonate on...
01-23-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 812,958
Posted By shelbyfv

Wrong:foo:

Wrong:foo:
01-23-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By shelbyfv

It wouldn't be for most folks. However, I don't...

It wouldn't be for most folks. However, I don't see the logic in basing your gearing on a pipe dream. Touring, light or otherwise, isn't in your future with that bike. If you think you'd enjoy a...
01-22-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By shelbyfv

Dumpster

Dumpster
01-22-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if most current generation chains need a...

Seems as if most current generation chains need a link to close them. I guess some Shimano may still only have the special pin. I don't see how there could be any "conversation" about it. You use...
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