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07-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By surak

I love Golden Cheetah, even though I use (and...

I love Golden Cheetah, even though I use (and know how to use) maybe 1% of its capabilities.

I started a 60 days free trial of Strava premium just to see what I was missing and boy was I...
07-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By pdlamb

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I...

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I know what to do with; it's on your computer, so you don't have to worry about a web site going down; and it's free.

Of course, since you've got...
07-18-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By Mulberry20

No, it isn’t. Tubeless road tires are insanely...

No, it isn’t. Tubeless road tires are insanely stupid. Probably the biggest waste of time in all road biking land.

Think about it. You rely on “old” technology to get you home. Duh!

I would put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,728
Posted By Hermes

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can...

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can pry them from my cold dead hands.
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,013
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been...

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been discussing chromo which is the weakest bike steel and 6061 aluminum which is the baseline bike aluminum. Take reynolds 853 or higher grade and suddenly...
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,013
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-12-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,757
Posted By sjanzeir

Hey, either one of my two 2014 7.6 FX hybrids...

Hey, either one of my two 2014 7.6 FX hybrids have a far nicer ride feel than my (admittedly crappy gas-pipe) 1991 Raleigh Flyer road bike, but no! If it's old and it's steel, it'll always rank up...
06-06-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By katsup

You say that you are a beginner, is this your...

You say that you are a beginner, is this your first bike?

The majority of us on here have bought our "last" bike many times.
06-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Andy_K

I've only had it out once so far, but I was...

I've only had it out once so far, but I was really happy with it. The front brake (with original SunTour pads!) was squealing like Ned Beatty on a canoe trip, but that's fixable. The rear shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,530
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,497
Posted By tntyz

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that...

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that bring me past my house periodically so I can lose/gain water as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,663
Posted By surak

I don't pay for Strava. I'm not a segment hunter,...

I don't pay for Strava. I'm not a segment hunter, so the only thing I lose is not seeing who I follow on leaderboards. Strava is the de facto social network for cycling (but good luck making people...
04-30-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,129
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Chain-L works great for me, but it's a little...

Chain-L works great for me, but it's a little more of a nuisance to apply than other lubes. If you don't wipe it off after it soaks in, it'll be sticky and would not mesh well with dust.
04-29-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Bill in VA

I still have my old red one made of Columbus...

I still have my old red one made of Columbus tubing since the late 1970s. Nver misses a puff and Silca still has rebuild parts. Try that with Chinese items or even any Shimano small parts after 5...
04-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,419
Posted By noglider

For viscous oil, I use chainsaw and bar oil. It's...

For viscous oil, I use chainsaw and bar oil. It's pretty good.

But then I discovered Chain-L is even a little nicer. Sure it costs a lot more per ounce than a bottle of motor oil, but I only use...
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,320
Posted By Wildwood

First of all, it's not a sickness but a...

First of all, it's not a sickness but a mathematical equation given to us by the Cycling Gods for finding Bicycle Truth. Veteran practitioners gain true wisdom and true knowledge and truthful Cycling...
04-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By trailangel

Acetone, an old dull screwdriver and a stiff wire...

Acetone, an old dull screwdriver and a stiff wire brush. There is no shortcut.
03-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've been training for this moment for so long...

I've been training for this moment for so long...
02-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By FBOATSB

Small quantities anywhere are going to be more. I...

Small quantities anywhere are going to be more. I get 500 assorted bearings for $7.45....
01-25-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 134,031
Posted By botty kayer

My Columbus SLX Simoncini has had a revamp. It...

My Columbus SLX Simoncini has had a revamp. It has a new Columbus Max fork, 10 speed Campagnolo, 3TTT bars and stem and Look pedals, seen here with its regular wheels and its Sunday best wheels. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By RiceAWay

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you...

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you call it Campagnolo, you haven't.
01-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside...

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside out, mainly so that any pilling happens on the inside where it isn't seen. Nice graphics stay protected as does any reflective treatment.
01-19-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Koyote

News flash: you zip up the zippers to prevent the...

News flash: you zip up the zippers to prevent the teeth from abrading other garments - not to protect the zippers from any damage.
01-19-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrIsotope

Zipped up, and inside-out. Gloves, socks, etc....

Zipped up, and inside-out. Gloves, socks, etc. go in one of those garment bags so the washer will stop eating them.

Everything used to get line-dried, but now that some of the 2+ year old jerseys...
01-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By asgelle

They also like money.

They also like money.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,741
Posted By Metallifan33

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01-17-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By Doge

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you...

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you have to give up quality and performance if you want the very best.

Most the pro teams like performance. I don't think anything beats Dura Ace for...
01-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,985
Posted By livedarklions

Motels make a good chunk of their money on...

Motels make a good chunk of their money on hard-working construction/road crews who need a place to wash up and crash after a lot of hot dirty work, so your appearance/smell is a non-issue. That's...
01-14-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I don't accept your "fact".

I don't accept your "fact".
01-11-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,915
Posted By Nemosengineer

Selle Anatomica my butt has never been happier. ...

Selle Anatomica my butt has never been happier.

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01-08-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,830
Posted By xiaoman1

It's already said but may bear repeating..Tape!...

It's already said but may bear repeating..Tape! :thumb:
Ben
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 937
Posted By sdmc530

I do this too. I worry about quality time...

I do this too. I worry about quality time indoors vs the miles.

So I tracked the miles difference between my Garmin sensors and Zwift miles all of last year just for the fun of it. I know I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By sdmc530

I too ride in dry conditions mostly and I don't...

I too ride in dry conditions mostly and I don't get a gritty chain like DaveSSS just from riding. But I could see how this could happen. I do get this when the bike is on the bike rack on the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By DaveSSS

I ride in dry conditions, but even a waxed chain...

I ride in dry conditions, but even a waxed chain will get dirt inside it. The clearances between the chain components are much larger than the size of dirt particles. There is nothing to keep the...
12-25-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,226
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I just carry 3-4 loose "GOOD QUALITY" hex...

I just carry 3-4 loose "GOOD QUALITY" hex wrenches with my patch kit.
Never needed those either.

I think the odds of messing up things with multi tools is much greater than job specific tools.
12-24-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 37,849
Posted By ascherer

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,854
Posted By friday1970

Now that I've had it on for a whole season, I...

Now that I've had it on for a whole season, I guess I can give a small review of it.

First is the shifters. The right shifter for the rear cogs has worked great. The single lever action works...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,528
Posted By sdmc530

I do the same thing, Molten Speed Wax is good...

I do the same thing, Molten Speed Wax is good stuff. I have a 2 chain rotation as well and I do about 1500 miles on the two chains before having to fire up the crock pot. only thing I do...
12-16-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,330
Posted By Camilo

I love my triple and always have! Although I...

I love my triple and always have!

Although I have three compact double bikes (low gear 34X28) and they work fine for me, my gravel/all around bike that I use a lot at home (2 miles of rough roads...
12-15-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,267
Posted By Road Fan

To me, that's all the justification a person...

To me, that's all the justification a person needs!
12-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,267
Posted By Miele Man

That's not true at all. I don't race and I...

That's not true at all.

I don't race and I do glue my own tubular tires to my wheels. I like the way my tubular wheels feel when I'm accelerating or going up hill. They simply feel superior to my...
12-14-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,267
Posted By tcarl

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the...

I've been riding Continental tubulars on the rural farm roads in Illinois for years. No troubles. Great ride. I've had about 20 years of successes with Tufo gluing tape and Flat Attack brand sealant....
12-12-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By since6

I ride my vintagesure on the trainer so that it...

I ride my vintagesure on the trainer so that it and my body stay broken in to each other. This way when riding resumes outside less will be sore.
11-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,684
Posted By AndreyT

Electrical tape, or any tape that has adhesive,...

Electrical tape, or any tape that has adhesive, is a thing of the past. People are using self-fusing silicon tape to finish their bar wraps these days. No adhesive at all: it simply naturally fuses...
10-06-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,083
Posted By RobbieTunes

Tubulars: tape plus some sealant. Easy enough...

Tubulars: tape plus some sealant. Easy enough to change on the side of the road., no levers.
Tubular clinchers: some sealant. Supremely easy to change anywhere, anytime, no levers.
Tubeless: an...
10-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,083
Posted By speedevil

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off...

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off the rims and taped on a set of Vittoria Corsa Speed tubulars for my Masi build. The Effetto glue remover worked very well, and the rims looked as if...
10-05-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,058
Posted By VegasTriker

These two gear calculators have been around for...

These two gear calculators have been around for years. I never read a complaint about inaccurate results.
Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)...
10-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,475
Posted By livedarklions

All of the above, and also because at 58, it's...

All of the above, and also because at 58, it's the one athletic activity I'm still getting better at. Zooming past young guys riding their ebikes cracks me up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,648
Posted By sheddle

to help people out with this important question I...

to help people out with this important question I made a helpful flowchart

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09-29-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By le mans

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking...

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking surface

I have one on stand by when building a secondhand wheel, any dags i'll file it smooth
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