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04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 470
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
04-14-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except...

I'm not, all my old bikes had toe overlap. Except for maybe the cruiser style frame I had as my first bike.

It's definitely a thing from long ago that is not a problem except to those that never...
04-14-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By caloso

I have had toe overlap on almost every road bike...

I have had toe overlap on almost every road bike I’ve ever owned. It’s worse if you have fenders for the rain. It is what it is. You get used to it.
04-14-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By Iride01

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While...

When does the front wheel hit your shoes? While stopped or while riding? Unless you ride slower than a person can walk, I'd think it unlikely you are going to turn the wheel far enough for...
04-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By 3alarmer

...this ^^^. If I got rid of all the bikes in the...

...this ^^^. If I got rid of all the bikes in the garage with overlap, I could get it down to a more manageable number of bicycles. When you pause as you ride, establish the habit of resting your...
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By cxwrench

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on...

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on every road and track bike I've ever had. It is no where near as serious as you seem to think it is. Thousands of riders deal with it every day.
04-14-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By blakcloud

There are two routes you can go with this. The...

There are two routes you can go with this. The first is to use an swivel extender. Like this one (https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Swivel+Hitch&furl=-vw-1-pg-Hitch_Adapters).

The other way is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By Eric F

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't...

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't carried a pump in decades. My back-pocket tool kit includes one CO2 cartridge and an adapter. If I get in trouble after that, I have a cell phone. On...
04-13-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 754
Posted By dwmckee

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you...

Nice! Did you have your technique down so you could jam on the horn button with your knee! It is a shame kids now have little interest in the freedom of a bike... My friend's bike with the Bendix...
04-13-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 656
Posted By Koyote

You donít need new pants. You just need to walk...

You donít need new pants. You just need to walk and carry your bike from the left side Ė the side that does not have a chain ring.
04-12-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Badger6

11-speed index shifting is no less...

11-speed index shifting is no less reliable/accurate than 10-speed, and is no more difficult to adjust. I doubt a new cable is going to solve the issue (it could, but isn’t the cable you’d be...
04-12-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,948
Posted By tomato coupe

You don't want to hurt their feelings? The whole...

You don't want to hurt their feelings? The whole point of cycling is to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.
04-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,948
Posted By KPREN

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me,...

To which I reply. "You needn't feel sorry for me, I don't feel I am cheating myself one damned bit. But thanks for caring".

Never say " That's not fair" Because when you hear those words you are...
04-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,948
Posted By woodcraft

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters...

Heh. I think it was a different mag with letters that had: I spotted a nice road racing bike rider passing by. He was in forward body lean position...and going pretty fast!
04-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 754
Posted By dwmckee

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I...

That was it! Must have been a Bendix then. I was too poor to have one back then so I was on a single speed. Who knew I was a cool single speeder before it was so fashionable!
04-12-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 656
Posted By guachi

Change your pedals.

Change your pedals.
04-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,948
Posted By indyfabz

You need to give them the look before passing.

You need to give them the look before passing.
04-12-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 191,735
Posted By TeamJAB

Yes, my CCCs in 700 were right on the weight from...

Yes, my CCCs in 700 were right on the weight from the Boyd website. I also have the Altamonts and they are as true as the day I bought them 4 years ago. I rode them as gravel wheels until the CCC...
04-12-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 656
Posted By dr1445

back in the old days there were metal pants clips...

back in the old days there were metal pants clips to prevent such events.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,188
Posted By veganbikes

If someone wants to buy a generic frame go for...

If someone wants to buy a generic frame go for it...whatever it is your choice but why in the hell would you put fake stickers on it to portray It as something it is not? If you really want to put...
04-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,355
Posted By Wilbur76

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give...

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give me the cockpit height I still needed. TBH it’s more about getting a little extra bar real estate to spread my hands over, then it is about road buzz....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By downhillmaster

Finally! A refreshing new member with real life...

Finally!
A refreshing new member with real life experience who is engaging in reasonable, data-backed discussion.
I am literally giddy in anticipation of him hitting enough posts to show pics.
04-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,355
Posted By pipeliner

My 2 upgrades I couldn't live without are my...

My 2 upgrades I couldn't live without are my Redshift stem and my Selle Anatomica saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By genejockey

That's the wonder of the internet. Google...

That's the wonder of the internet. Google anything you're worried about, and you can find a number of people telling you not only are you right to worry about it, but here are 10 things that are...
04-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By walnutz

Not gonna weigh in on what's faster. For me,...

Not gonna weigh in on what's faster. For me, wider tires are just more fun. Hopping curbs, riding dirt, taking single track spurs off the main road/trail, experiencing overall more comfort even on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By jfmckenna

I joined this forum in 2003 and this topic came...

I joined this forum in 2003 and this topic came up a lot back then. Surprised to see it keep going. Don't fear OP it's time tested and proven by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By MoAlpha

Get that anxiety under control with some...

Get that anxiety under control with some cognitive behavioral therapy and/or high-quality prescription pharmaceuticals. Then get the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid...

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid to ride?

lu∑cra∑tive
/ˈlo͞okrədiv/
adjective

producing a great deal of profit.
04-07-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By JayKay3000

After watching the video I don't want a dutch...

After watching the video I don't want a dutch bike, I want their cycling infrastructure in more cities.
04-06-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By davidad

Inexpensive and reliable.

Inexpensive and reliable.
04-06-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Amt0571

I always put the chain checker on the upper part...

I always put the chain checker on the upper part of the chain and press with my hand on the pedal. If it drops to 0.75, I replace the chain.
04-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1000/iu_da7ae5377bbe58fffdcf5df46e8b3d978f1f74da.jpeg
04-05-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Those are nice. I've never seen them before. I'll...

Those are nice. I've never seen them before. I'll be using a set of these with a barrel adjuster mounted where the housing meets the pulleys cage.
...
04-05-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,023
Posted By AlanO

I donít care as long as you donít talk to me.

I donít care as long as you donít talk to me.
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,226
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
04-04-21, 07:16 PM
04-04-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By argulator

Bike radar says the Cannondale SuperSix EVO...

Bike radar says the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace Di2 is the best climbing bike, and I bet it can also go fast. I don't know for sure if it will work with your normal shoes, but still,...
04-03-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By dedhed

I'd be the guy to pay with my CC and get the...

I'd be the guy to pay with my CC and get the points.
04-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Koyote

If you want an app, use Venmo.

If you want an app, use Venmo.
04-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By Retro Grouch

Yeah, but whose bike says which?

Yeah, but whose bike says which?
04-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,023
Posted By caloso

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't...

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't be surprised or hurt if the answer is no.
04-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By utoner34

Interesting, just watched this, He says "I was...

Interesting, just watched this, He says "I was loosing 20 seconds per lap" when he had to change bikes after is tire blow

https://youtu.be/fRLD69CgRuQ?t=847
04-02-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By noimagination

True, but riding a lighter and stiffer bike can...

True, but riding a lighter and stiffer bike can make a big difference in how fast it feels when climbing.

I test rode a Serotta Ottrot about 15 years ago, and I was riding (still ride) a 1995...
04-01-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,625
Posted By HTupolev

Sure, but this isn't necessarily "going cheap."...

Sure, but this isn't necessarily "going cheap." The derailleur I'm referencing sells for $70-$80, which is in the price range between 105 and Ultegra.


The scope of this discussion doesn't...
03-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,355
Posted By mstateglfr

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and...

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and get some miles ridden before changing or adding much. You will figure out what you like and dislike with miles ridden.

A saddle that fits and...
03-31-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,023
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Few years back, I was riding with a buddy and...

Few years back, I was riding with a buddy and coming to the end of our ride, we turned right into a driveway. Guy drafting him wasn't paying attention and slammed into my bud's der as we were...
03-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,023
Posted By GlennR

Be polite and ask... it's not hard. Just the...

Be polite and ask... it's not hard.
Just the other day I was about 4 miles from home after a 45 mile ride. I was on a MUP and came up on a rather large and athletic person and jumped on his wheel. ...
03-31-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By Retro Grouch

How fast do you ride now? Once you exceed...

How fast do you ride now?

Once you exceed about 15 MPH, aero drag surpasses all the other factors combined that are holding you back. If you want to become significantly faster, work on your...
03-31-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By oldbobcat

There are special considerations for cutting and...

There are special considerations for cutting and clamping carbon fiber steerers.

First the steerer is designed to be compressed from the outside, so the fibers are compressed inward, not outward....
03-31-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By tomato coupe

Can lighter and stiffer bike make climbing...

Can lighter and stiffer bike make climbing significantly faster?

Nothing you can buy will make you significantly faster.
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