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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,943
Posted By zachleft

I sold the whole groupset on eBay rather quickly...

I sold the whole groupset on eBay rather quickly actually!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,943
Posted By zachleft

Following up on this... Decided to make a...

Following up on this...

Decided to make a project out of it. I ended up not sandblasting it, which I think was the smart choice. I've come to appreciate the loud branding. I also saw a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,943
Posted By Phatman

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they...

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they were Michelin Pro4 Endurance models which are known for running large, so they were probably more like 30mm tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By seypat

Do you need to have a towel with you at all times...

Do you need to have a towel with you at all times just in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By popeye

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on...

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on tubed clinchersI'm warning you, rim brakes are next.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By colnago62

Toe clips arenít dangerous. When in traffic,...

Toe clips arenít dangerous. When in traffic, donít pull them tight. This is what people rode before clipless came along in the mid 80ís or so. I road them for years. The first time you come to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,786
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,530
Posted By Litespud

I'm running early 2000's Chorus 10, all silver...

I'm running early 2000's Chorus 10, all silver componentry - every so often I get a hankering to upgrade to 12s, but I just can't get behind a black groupset, so I mollify myself by stocking up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By NoWhammies

If you are not using the bike, and it is taking...

If you are not using the bike, and it is taking up space at home, I'd move it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By urbanknight

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every...

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every time I see the 23mm option on sale dirt cheap and go for those instead.
03-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,953
Posted By philbob57

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride...

I prefer riding in a group. I almost always ride solo. I'm another one who wants to go faster than my local club's slowest group, but I can't ride as fast as the next group, and they have a no-drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By urbanknight

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably...

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably to about 40mph. It sounds like you use way too slow of a cadence, which is not only bad for sustainability (edited as per Asgelle's and WhyFi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Ogsarg

Ditto the above. Silly to spend the money unless...

Ditto the above. Silly to spend the money unless and until you find something lacking in what you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By surak

You'd probably be better off upgrading the wheels...

You'd probably be better off upgrading the wheels before the groupset if you want a noticeable difference in ride quality. The only thing about Tiagra 4700 that I notice at all when riding are that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By mstateglfr

Way to make this a parenting thread. My 10yo...

Way to make this a parenting thread.
My 10yo couldnt ride 100mi, but some days its a success when my 10yo walks across the room without tripping over herself. She has ridden 30mi and we found out...
02-23-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,326
Posted By abshipp

Finally got to ride this build! This is...

Finally got to ride this build!

This is super fun. Nice responsive frame and super smooth 650b 38mm tires. Gearing is 48x17 which comes out to around 72" - felt pretty good although there wasn't...
02-23-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,564
Posted By rydabent

If you google Calif debt, it say 362 Billion, but...

If you google Calif debt, it say 362 Billion, but OTOH roads like this one does have to be fixed now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,357
Posted By veganbikes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaXigSu72A4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaXigSu72A4
01-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By tyrion

Caltrans bike highway survey

https://d4bikehighwaystudy.org/

Caltrans Bay Area researching bike highways. I'm assuming (perhaps naively) that if a lot of people participate in the above survey is will indicate interest in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,400
Posted By cdstheboss

Resurrecting an old thread again, 2nd time in a...

Resurrecting an old thread again, 2nd time in a year!!
In May 2020 I asked about the sender unit for a Mek groupset, which I didn't have (have the groupo, not the sender unit).

Now, thanks to...
01-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,568
Posted By HTupolev

If you think downtube shifters are dangerous,...

If you think downtube shifters are dangerous, just wait until you discover water bottles!
01-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,102
Posted By Moisture

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this...

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this bike as well. The way he acquired the bike and knows Jack about it confirms this. Looks like the type of bike that wasn't ridden often, but was probably...
12-01-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,146
Posted By Reynolds

Cams?

Cams?
11-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,811
Posted By 02Giant

This is what I did with my 80's mountain bike....

This is what I did with my 80's mountain bike. Drop bars & 2 x 10 SRAM Rival.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/026_67105f547d13df1c04d9a822299b71e4b32f4837.jpg
11-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By aggiegrads

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it...

Take off the pedals, slam the seat, and use it like a balance bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By robbyville

Interesting, thanks so much! Chances are I'll be...

Interesting, thanks so much! Chances are I'll be going 10 speed so that pretty much covers it.



Thanks for the response. I'd like to have crisp shifting but I'll be getting the group on...
10-20-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,504
Posted By expatbrit

Pullled over growing up in London for not having...

Pullled over growing up in London for not having lights after dark. Was late back from school or something.

Mind you, not like those old 2 D-Cell battery lights cast any ACTUAL light!
08-24-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,437
Posted By 79pmooney

Quill stems. Makes adjusting the bar height so...

Quill stems. Makes adjusting the bar height so simple. No torque wrench required, No headset to even think about, No spacers to chase. You can ride a slammed stem today and raise it 2-3"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,582
Posted By guadzilla

Exactly - the Project One is a demonstration that...

Exactly - the Project One is a demonstration that this is possible.

As you say, the build costs could be different - but they could always charge a little bit of extra money to get this done. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,943
Posted By Deerman

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0170_de0d5e467e9a3a6df0fa32c7c1d7df789e31be8f.jpg
CAAD4 Saeco. I have owned (and loved) this bike since purchasing in 1998. Still...
08-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,309
Posted By NomarsGirl

maybe YOU can, but I can't.

maybe YOU can, but I can't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By iab

Thanks Dave. Hopefully they offer Ekar in silver.

Thanks Dave. Hopefully they offer Ekar in silver.
07-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 123,501
Posted By Slightspeed

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not...

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not a chain? Been there forever. Its so old that property setback laws didn't exist. It's too close to the street for modern code, but still flipping...
07-06-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Drago1010

Bought a set of knock off SPD SL's a few years...

Bought a set of knock off SPD SL's a few years ago. They sucked. Changed the after 1 ride. Shimano brand only.
07-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,048
Posted By krecik

Very overrated, I quit years ago and haven't had...

Very overrated, I quit years ago and haven't had to take a **** since.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,429
Posted By dr_max

Give Strava a break

https://strava.app.link/vzFD9AOMN7

so much anger against strava for charging $5 monthly.

why people these days think they should not have to pay for other peopleís work but if they donít pay...
06-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,498
Posted By Korina

Yeah, that trail is a classic example of "better...

Yeah, that trail is a classic example of "better to ask forgiveness than permission". Fortunately they did a very good job with it, making it easier to grant retroactive permits. It would be awesome...
06-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,929
Posted By sjanzeir

$2,000 still is a lot of money to a lot of people.

$2,000 still is a lot of money to a lot of people.
06-08-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By bruce19

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one...

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one that works. Might end up being cheap or expensive. As mentioned find an LBS that has a loaner program. FWIW I measure out for a 143 but find that a...
06-07-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7,985
Views: 2,443,636
Posted By agchopz

Got this frame for $80 and went with it. was...

Got this frame for $80 and went with it. was patient on ebay and found some super cheap deals. finally finished her up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Hikebikerun

Well, I went with the n+1 solution and picked up...

Well, I went with the n+1 solution and picked up a new Trek Emonda SL5 today:

...
06-02-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,498
Posted By Korina

Just a reminder that the Trails Summit is on...

Just a reminder that the Trails Summit is on Saturday from 9 - 11.

You can send in questions ahead of time to
humboldttrailssummit@gmail.com

You can watch it live on...
05-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By GlennR

Bring it to a tailor. I had the stitching fixed...

Bring it to a tailor. I had the stitching fixed on $165 bibs.. it cost me $5 and wel lworth it.

BTW, they listed it as a "dress" ;)
05-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,920
Posted By no67el

Kid's Road Bikes--- finally!

So I've been on a search for real(ish) road bike for my two daughters, 7 and 9. They have really liked riding, but their mountain bikes are just heavy and twitchy for the longer road rides we've been...
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 123,501
Posted By Deal4Fuji

....or vice-versa - I win right :lol: ...

....or vice-versa - I win right :lol:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1170x785/mission_skyline_ee80c08bbd917e9beea3efdf41915c17a765786d.jpg

For the next mission someone...
02-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Welshboy

Result!

I'm always browsing for bikes on Gumtree and I spotted an ad last week with a ropey old description and a cock and bull story claiming that the seller had accepted a road bike for payment for a...
01-30-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By MarcoBianchi

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200130_175504_70e80683c3188041ebab0805f3d500af3352fcf0.jpg
Not the best part of the bike. ...
01-13-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By mstateglfr

The wheels arent simple, agreed. I pulled the...

The wheels arent simple, agreed. I pulled the hubs off a trashed wheelset from our local collective to keep costs down, but a build may not be possible or realistic for some.
ebay is hit/miss...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,547
Posted By the beef

How to build a really awesome hybrid

I'm a recovering roadie. Growing up in the suburbs, had multiple road bikes, single speeds, cyclocross bikes, etc., most of which I grew bored of quickly. I was constantly upgrading and optimizing; I...
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,559
Posted By The_Joe

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and...

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and Goodr. I have also had very bad lick with losing sunglasses both on and off the bike. So ~$50 is about where I max out on a glasses investment.
...
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