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10-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Dave Mayer

Not quite. Chorus and Record cups are...

Not quite. Chorus and Record cups are interchangeable, with the English and Italian cups are swappable as well.

However: Centaur cups do NOT fit the Chorus and Record cores and vice-versa.

I...
10-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By jamesdak

Just for the sake of not leading someone down the...

Just for the sake of not leading someone down the wrong path. Record and Chorus use a 102mm spindle. Centaur comes in 111 or 115 sized spindles, not the same.
10-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By jiangshi

The cups are interchangeable between Italian and...

The cups are interchangeable between Italian and British.
10-19-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By nlerner

That sold faster than rhm heading to the train...

That sold faster than rhm heading to the train station.
10-16-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Unca_Sam

Trivia fun: The human eye is fine-tuned to...

Trivia fun:

The human eye is fine-tuned to be particularly good at differentiating shades of green over other colors in the visible spectrum.

That's why color matching greens is an express...
10-13-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

man, that story has me contemplating a 2nd trip...

man, that story has me contemplating a 2nd trip to the liquor store today... and i'm hitting 65 on the 19th.
10-13-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By randyjawa

A good story? Well, I am old, wearing out and...

A good story? Well, I am old, wearing out and married. Industry helped to destroy my hearing. My vision is poor to say the least. My hair is white. My memory is gone (I think???). My four and...
10-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By T-Mar

The bicycle is a 1987 model not a 1988, as it has...

The bicycle is a 1987 model not a 1988, as it has the rectangular 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal. The 1988 models used a round version of this decal and the Bianchi logo decals also changed for...
10-07-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By 3speedslow

Nice rider! Check the frame or have someone check...

Nice rider! Check the frame or have someone check it for alignment. A bent crank and handle bar do not happen without some nasty outside force!
10-01-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By orangeology

oh my. glad it's not my size. :) GLWS!

oh my. glad it's not my size. :) GLWS!
10-01-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By noglider

Someone should buy this! I used this 10-speed...

Someone should buy this! I used this 10-speed Veloce stuff to build a bike of mine, and it was a budget build at the time. The equipment far exceeds my expectations.
09-30-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Someone could pick up this, the Veloce cranks,...

Someone could pick up this, the Veloce cranks, and that nice Olmo and have a really sweet vintage looking modern bike.
09-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By USAZorro

His whole strategy was to not put himself into...

His whole strategy was to not put himself into the red until either at the end of the stage, or when things became desperate for him (or someone else on his team as we saw in 2018 or 2019). I would...
09-23-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By surak

Back to Pogacar's amazing recovery blood, I'm...

Back to Pogacar's amazing recovery blood, I'm listening to the Real Science of Sport podcast where they mentioned the UAE team doctor had talked to them about it. This after FloSports had an...
09-23-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By canklecat

Evenepoel did something similar in January in the...

Evenepoel did something similar in January in the Vuelta a San Juan, although against a weaker field. He was more than 30 seconds ahead of the second place in a short 15.5 km TT. And with fairly...
09-22-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By JohnDThompson

Meh. Nobody can see both dustcaps at the same...

Meh. Nobody can see both dustcaps at the same time. :innocent:
09-22-20, 10:04 AM
09-22-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

hate to say it, but it was still a thrilling...

hate to say it, but it was still a thrilling stage, and like all here hope it was legit
09-22-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By Caretaker

Two things animate people on here, doping and...

Two things animate people on here, doping and Valverde doing something amazing on a bike.
09-21-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By Russ Roth

I get ditching the power meter for the ride,...

I get ditching the power meter for the ride, they're using that thing to constantly monitor how their doing and going for the tiniest of gains against their previous personal best to show any...
09-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By Marcus_Ti

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France...

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France besting an entire peloton in a ITT by 1'20"? Without even any on-bike telemetry? Sound any less believable? Rewatch the 2006 TdF. In the penultimate stage...
09-21-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By serotta

Gotta admit, the circumstances and choices on the...

Gotta admit, the circumstances and choices on the climb make for some interesting and imaginative speculation.

FACTS:
There is a short king of the mt. climb to end a TT and the winner beats the...
09-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By gpsblake

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT,...

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT, winning by over a minute. When's the last time a TT was won by such a wide margin? Sure, Roglic didn't have a good TT but one minute over EVERYONE else? ...
09-16-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,044
Posted By trail_monkey

I don't know if there's a trick or not but I've...

I don't know if there's a trick or not but I've never had a problem. I do however know what you're speaking of. You just got to keep things into account. If you tighten up the back bolt and the...
09-15-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,044
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I likely got my colors mixed up. I'm using...

Yeah, I likely got my colors mixed up. I'm using the one that's not a permanent bond!
09-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By Rotten Bastard

The way I understand it is Sagan decided to ride...

The way I understand it is Sagan decided to ride the Tour at the last minute. He signed a big contract to ride the Giro and then decided to jump into the Tour to the surprise of many. That may...
09-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By kross57

Personally, I would not own a bike without safety...

Personally, I would not own a bike without safety levers. I love them, and have no problem with them. Several of my bikes have hooded levers. The hoods that come with an opening for the safety levers...
09-09-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By T.W.O.

I have followed the Tour from days when the best...

I have followed the Tour from days when the best you could get was a text feed from on-site reporters. I enjoyed the Phil and Paul show back when they were at the top of their game and I think that...
09-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Litespud

There's no question that ABS has been a...

There's no question that ABS has been a significant safety advance for cars and now for motorcycles. However, the priority for four- and two-wheeled transport is safety, but racers, be they drivers,...
09-07-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By 79pmooney

Three things I've been seeing more of since disc...

Three things I've been seeing more of since disc brakes appeared in the peloton; slower wheel changes, full bike changes instead of wheel changes and more down the road issues with second stops for...
09-07-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Doge

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you...

Because you can't do with the disc bikes what you can do with the rim braked bikes. There are lots of ways to play with weight other than brakes. But the disc brakes and supporting materials will...
09-06-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dave Mayer

Radial-lace some disc-brake wheels and report...

Radial-lace some disc-brake wheels and report back on the results.
09-06-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dave Mayer

I've built dozens of wheels.

I've built dozens of wheels.
09-06-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dave Mayer

So I took your posting that rim-brake bikes have...

So I took your posting that rim-brake bikes have won 8 of the 9 Tour stages so far. As best as I can, I count 5 teams running rim brakes out of 22 starting teams.


So I ran a statistical analysis...
09-06-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By MinnMan

Do we really need two threads on Sagan's...

Do we really need two threads on Sagan's diminishing fortunes?
09-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Doge

I do not agree. You have more than rotating...

I do not agree. You have more than rotating weight. The lever arm is a factor in feel in side to side movement that TC just ignored and went right over. He also used the disc weight and didn't...
09-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By slcbob

Yes. Definitely. You get your choice of ad free...

Yes. Definitely. You get your choice of ad free (Ant & Simon) or NBC bunch. On demand is available shortly after live ends, but not until. If you watch on a PC (live for sure, IDK delayed) you also...
09-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Doge

They provide more stopping force. Stages 1- 9...

They provide more stopping force.
Stages 1- 9 of the TdF - Rim braked bikes win 8 (check my counts).
Only green jersey is disc braked, PDot, yellow, white using rim.

Correlation is not...
09-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dave Mayer

Yeah, discs have been doing well... Nans Peters...

Yeah, discs have been doing well... Nans Peters won yesterday on rim brakes, on a hilly stage with warp-speed descents. His teammates on AG2R also did well in the KOM category and made up time on...
09-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By work4bike

I don't like teams wearing yellow jerseys. ...

I don't like teams wearing yellow jerseys.

I really don't like Team AG2R's cycling kits; ugly ass color scheme.
09-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Iride01

For the TdF, they seem to be. At least what can...

For the TdF, they seem to be. At least what can be had. Some areas of the route there is no reliable way to get a live signal out.

And all the filming of the race itself is done by an...
09-04-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By wv_mtnbkr

To be fair, the "smells of the peleton"...

To be fair, the "smells of the peleton" discussion was related to a question from a viewer. Garrens admitted that at first he thought it was a ridiculous question, but as he gave it some thought he...
09-03-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Iride01

It's amazing how hard that is to find out what...

It's amazing how hard that is to find out what their twitter and email and other contact info is. For the better part of last year we tried to figure out what A. McCrossan's was. He was the only...
09-03-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Sommy

NBC Gold Announcers

Who are the ad free stream commentators? They are pretty good. Simon is one of them, but everytime they say their names I miss it. Also, they say how you can send them questions they read on air. ...
09-02-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By Doge

Your questions were not directed to me and...

Your questions were not directed to me and rhetorical - I thought. But in case not.
General statement is rim brakes and disc brakes do function differently, as do brand and pad and rims etc. The...
09-01-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By Dave Mayer

When set up properly, in dry conditions, rim...

When set up properly, in dry conditions, rim brakes work well enough for you to lay rubber on the road. Or in wet conditions, to skid out - easily. So better braking isn't required. Discs...
09-01-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By Doge

Bad setup then.

Bad setup then.
09-01-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,808
Posted By Doge

I don't know where the ignorant comment comes...

I don't know where the ignorant comment comes from. Pros use what they are given.
The braking is fine with either and no TDF pro needs the 28mm+ tires you can use with a disc. They are still...
09-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By Doge

It has a lot to do with UCI allowed mass and what...

It has a lot to do with UCI allowed mass and what ABS would add, and the inclusion of more electronics.
I think if the UCI allowed 12# bikes we wouldn't see discs now, but it is either add ballast...
09-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By john m flores

How long before we see ABS in the peloton?

How long before we see ABS in the peloton?
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