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Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

Interesting article about intrepid Indian Cycling Tourists.
India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World
In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey....
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.
04-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis,...

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis, you needn't limit yourself to steel bikes. Aluminum is generally a better material for heavier riders because the manufacturers can add material to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Dean V

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads...

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads get dredged up!
04-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,959
Posted By aclinjury

lol this thread is fred

lol this thread is fred
04-12-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By UCantTouchThis

My guess is internet-driven retro...

My guess is internet-driven retro cachet,..................That is what I was wondering. That and I have heard so many stories about steel being stronger and not breaking. I cut out that idea long...
04-12-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By surak

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/dutch-dominan...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/dutch-dominance-what-makes-the-netherlands-so-successful/

https://dutchreview.com/culture/cycling/col-du-vam-the-dutch-made-a-mountain-for-cycling/
...
04-12-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,244
Posted By Koyote

Can you name another US Secretary of...

Can you name another US Secretary of Transportation who has ever addressed an organization that represents cyclists and advocates for safer cycling infrastructure?

Can you name another US...
04-12-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By UCantTouchThis

You give more of a rip about being on a steel...

You give more of a rip about being on a steel bike to fit in with the touring crowd?

Seriously, why does it have to be a steel bike?
04-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,357
Posted By masi61

Why not oversized aluminum?

Cannondales - new or used have all kinds of options that would be perfectly robust for even the heaviest of riders. For maximum durability, having custom wheels built is where I would put a good...
04-11-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,374
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, so it's just China bashing. I'm actually...

Okay, so it's just China bashing. I'm actually just going to close it. You might want to get approved to post in P&R if you aren't already.
04-11-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,374
Posted By sasa_ke

How is it “a threat” to look at the website of...

How is it “a threat” to look at the website of the store you’re advertising with your username? How could some anonymous Canadian pose “a threat” to your business? This is paranoia.
...
04-09-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By veganbikes

You could buy a much larger pair of shoes to put...

You could buy a much larger pair of shoes to put over the other pair of shoes. Problem solved.

Me I am fine with Mountain bike shoes and the cleat exists and sometimes makes noise but they work...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By motopokep

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04-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By Trevtassie

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are...

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are stiffer than my Shimano SPD XM09s. Good hiking boots have very stiff soles. Crappy day walk boots have soft soles. That being said my XM09s aren't bad for...
04-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By RChung

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He...

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He appears to believe that RR is flat, or nearly so, and then increases. Because he doesn't think there's a "V," he doesn't believe that the slope of the...
04-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Posted By McBTC

Might want to think about shortening your crank...

Might want to think about shortening your crank length, e.g., 165 's...
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,937
Posted By GlennR

Try google "alien abduction" or QAnon. I've...

Try google "alien abduction" or QAnon.

I've ridden my 2015 road carbon frame with carbon bars and carbon wheels for 24,000 miles and not a single problem. I also have a carbon fiber cyclocross...
04-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been...

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been debunked:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison

They tested the same GP5000 tire in 23,25,28, and 32mm...
04-08-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,671
Posted By woodcraft

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires...

In all tests shown in the article, the 28mm tires (the narrowest tested) are faster than wider ones.
04-07-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 15,513
Posted By satrain18

A year later, they actually ditched steel in...

A year later, they actually ditched steel in favor of carbon fiber.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By RChung

Oh dear.

Oh dear.
04-07-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Air

Yeah...that's my thought too. It was in a...

Yeah...that's my thought too. It was in a backyard for a few years, metal fatigue doesn't usually get better over time and NYC streets aren't kind.

Good thought about the Framebuilder section,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,167
Posted By Iride01

The full road? You mean you want to take up all...

The full road? You mean you want to take up all the lanes? How will you do that?

Otherwise, I'm always in my lane whether on a bike or in a motor vehicle.
04-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 902
Posted By Rolla

You seem to view the shop as predatory because...

You seem to view the shop as predatory because they want to be sure to cover all the bases and spring no surprises on you. Good for them -- since you're griping about the price of a chain and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By Hiro11

1. Weight weenieism. For example, 200g of frame...

1. Weight weenieism. For example, 200g of frame weight doesn't matter, at all. Sacrificing durability to cut 200g off of a frame's weight is dumb. This is how you wind up with ultra expensive, tough...
04-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By spelger

pretty sure the aircraft industry would be...

pretty sure the aircraft industry would be interested to know about aluminum wearing out. amazing that some of those planes are still flying after 50 years.
...
04-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By gregf83

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest...

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest number of Pro cyclists per capita so they can’t be too negative towards road cyclists.
04-06-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By pcb

IIRC a lot of those tires back then had "75psi...

IIRC a lot of those tires back then had "75psi max" molded right into the rubber.

There can be some tire variability as well. I remember a very cheap Japanese tire on some lower-end Matsuris that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By surak

I must've been the only person to have fallen...

I must've been the only person to have fallen through the long arm of Big Bike's marketing machine, since I've never heard of those shorts despite actively reading Bike Forums and listening to...
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By cudak888

The only time you cut spokes is when they're...

The only time you cut spokes is when they're galvanized, bent beyond reuse, or if the spoke nipple is completely seized and rounded out. Period.

-Kurt
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By trailangel

I say.... never cut the spokes, that's something...

I say.... never cut the spokes, that's something hackers do. Undo them. You didn't say if you had a freewheel still on the hub? Once in a while someone comes here and asks how to get a freewheel off...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By caloso

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing,"...

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing," where X is

clipless pedals
power meter
training plan
aero wheels
aero helmet
aero kit
Dura Ace
and my favorite: simply wanting to ride faster
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By surak

Just remembered two more. A. If pros are...

Just remembered two more.

A. If pros are slow to adopt some tech, then it's obviously bad and what they're using before must be the best.
B. Nothing the pros use can be referenced when debating...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By surak

1. Road bikes were perfected in <arbitrary...

1. Road bikes were perfected in <arbitrary year*>; all new bike technologies are Big Bike's conspiracy to force people to ditch their perfect bikes and buy more expensive new ones. We can obviously...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By caloso

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my...

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my Tarmac have been super reliable, and not much heavier than the Open Pros I had handbuilt years ago. But, like most racers, I use them as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By Leinster

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder"...

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder" opinion of stock wheels is that generally, at most price points, the wheels are the low-hanging fruit on the upgrade tree, outside of disposable wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
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.
04-05-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Koyote

This post makes no sense. The small...

This post makes no sense.

The small companies that built your trikes do not magically get lower wage rates and lower tax rates.

By the way, real wage rates in the US for all but the top 10% of...
04-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Kapusta

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel...

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel to increase lagging tube patch sales. They have been struggling since tubeless came along.
04-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Koyote

If this is an attempt at humor, it's not funny. ...

If this is an attempt at humor, it's not funny.

If you are serious, then it's hilarious.
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Kapusta

People find conspiracy theories of global...

People find conspiracy theories of global bike-tube cabals easier to understand.
04-05-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 541
Posted By Koyote

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking”...

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking” consumers. Does no one understand how market economies work?
04-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By mhespenheide

thumpism and others, can you please give some...

thumpism and others, can you please give some indication of the bike and size rather than just dropping a link? Thanks.
04-04-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,391
Posted By Kapusta

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are...

Comparisons of what the most expensive bikes are from different eras tells you basically zero about what the sport actually costs to participate in.
04-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,561
Posted By Tomm Willians

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh....

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh. Over in the Safety section everyone loves bashing drivers as though cyclists are never at fault and then with this we get (as Paul Harvey would say) “the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By Kimmo

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be...

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be way overbuilt and still pretty light. I've got a fifteen year old Tarmac, 1.2kg, crack in the seat tube from a bad prang, it makes no difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,768
Posted By woodcraft

Persistent ideas in cycling that make no sense

The one that's been bugging me lately is the claim that narrower handlebars restrict breathing.

This is easily checked by riding on the hoods with wrists straight, and then rolling them in- the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Psimet2001

It's a complex topic without a quick answer but...

It's a complex topic without a quick answer but there are reasons the shop charges what it charges and those reasons aren't a desire for runaway profits at the expense of your wallet. As a company...
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