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09-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By DownByLaw

Restored my high school bike

Hi all,

Been working on my high school bike over the "quarantine" months, a 1985 or so Nishiki Custom Sport, Kawamura frame.
Original to the bike are the calipers, headset and bars. All other...
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 103,295
Posted By TCR Rider

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqAvgN6Tyw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqAvgN6Tyw
09-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 238,256
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-16-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Koyote

The chain is matched to the number of cogs on the...

The chain is matched to the number of cogs on the back...So, if you have five cogs, you need a five speed chain.
09-16-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By btppberk

The PurpleAir website is useful.

The PurpleAir website is useful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By MinnMan

I rent bikes from McGhie's when I visit. They...

I rent bikes from McGhie's when I visit. They have always been super-helpful. And when I got one too many flats on their rental out on Blue Diamond Rd. . (didn't really understand about goatheads...
09-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By wooljersey

It's just a bike!

It's just a bike. In fact it's just the latest in a long line of bikes I have owned and while this one is the most technologically advanced (titanium frame, S&S couplers, electronic shifting, 1x12...
09-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By cb400bill

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a...

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a steel seat tube can fuse through oxidation or bind through friction. Simply applying a coat of grease between the two provides a barrier against...
09-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 889
Posted By 79pmooney

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of...

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of weighings as my scale is slightly different depending on where I stand.

Bike weighings can be sobering, Often not knowing is a happier place to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,176,120
Posted By look566 rider

New to me Colnago Tecnos!

Saddlle will be updated with Fizik Antares. Group will be swapped for silver Campy Athena 11 speed gruppo.
...
09-08-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By jadocs

You don't need to take the stem out to measure...

You don't need to take the stem out to measure it. Measure from center of the bolt to center of the clamp (across the top).
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 320,002
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The...

Sure.

Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The Rove LTD has the Shimano 105, and the Rove ST (now DL) has the SRAM Rival.

The AllCity line-up is another. Their Gorilla Monsoon bike has the SRAM...
09-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,760
Posted By Sorg67

Thanks for the on-going discussion. Very...

Thanks for the on-going discussion. Very interesting.

I do not know whether the “polarized” training program is optimal or if I even understand it. But for a casual rider like me who wants some...
09-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By noobinsf

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only...

This one was a gift from a good friend. I only use it every now and again.

...
09-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By Shrevvy

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09-02-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Unca_Sam

If you're buying another road bike, Lynskey is...

If you're buying another road bike, Lynskey is using compact frame geometry so you'll have to pay attention to the effective top tube length.
08-31-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,245
Posted By ofajen

53/18 = 2.944 ratio or 79.5 gear inches assuming...

53/18 = 2.944 ratio or 79.5 gear inches assuming 27Ē wheel.

47/16 = 2.9375 or 79.3125 is as close as you will come in the 40s.

Edit - if you can do 50/17, that is 2.9412 or 79.4 gear inches...
08-29-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By veganbikes

11-34 is the gear ratio so an 11 tooth small...

11-34 is the gear ratio so an 11 tooth small sprocket and 34 large sprocket. It could be in a wide variety of cog numbers probably 7 speed on up to 12 speed though.
08-27-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Wilbur76

Lynskey titanium GR300! w/pics

The wait is finally over! Ordered June 24 from Lynskey. Promise date was July 21. Shimano groupset and custom wheels delayed delivery until August 26. But it’s finally here!

The build:
Lynskey...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By Sy Reene

The watergate is IMO best of both worlds. Yes,...

The watergate is IMO best of both worlds. Yes, its push/pull, but you can pull it open once and leave it there forever if you want. But at least you have the option to close it a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Warren128

gios, i needed pedals for one of my recent...

gios,

i needed pedals for one of my recent bike acquisitions, and at that time, I wasn't able to find my favorite pd-6500 on the used market. I decided to try these new Shimano pedals which are...
08-21-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Cygolite. And the newer Hotrod...

Ditto, Cygolite. And the newer Hotrod (https://cygolite.com/product/hotrod-90-usb/) is lighter, narrower and more discrete. I just got one for my road bike. It's excellent, a great alternative to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure why he wants them, but I use them on my...

Not sure why he wants them, but I use them on my road bikes because I like the combination of weight and look as the 600 is even lighter than some Shimano road pedals.
These are road bikes- im not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Warren128

They are PD-6500. I have them on almost all my...

They are PD-6500. I have them on almost all my road bikes. They are no longer made.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By velopig

+1 for PD-ES600. Use for my long-distance...

+1 for PD-ES600. Use for my long-distance multi-day rides with S-Works Recon shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By yarbrough462

I use the PD-ES600. They are the Ultegra version...

I use the PD-ES600. They are the Ultegra version of that pedal. I love them. Plenty light and secure. Plus, I can walk when I am off the bike. I am mainly a MTBer though so don't listen to me...
08-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By linberl

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.

Onemotor.co. Entire thing removes in seconds.
08-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By FiftySix

My all purpose bike that is ridden during dawn,...

My all purpose bike that is ridden during dawn, dusk, overcast, or nighttime has reflectors and lights. Lights can and do stop working on occasion. I've had it happen to myself.

My daytime, good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By shelbyfv

I think A520, A600 and new ES600 are the current...

I think A520, A600 and new ES600 are the current single sided SPDs. I've used the A520 and A600 and can't really tell a difference. The dark finish on the A600 got beat up pretty quickly.
08-20-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,687
Posted By mongol777

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08-18-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By GMS

Leather seat bags on Amazon

I bought two of these off Amazon just to see. 2 sizes under $20. Real leather and made in India.
This is the smaller one. Search for HERTE brand....
Forum: Foo
08-18-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Oranges Only

My beagle girl and old man tomcat are fed up with the other animals picking on them them because they are orange. They gave me a list of demands that I must fulfill or there will be an Orange...
08-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By daveton

First 50 Miler

Just completed my first 50 mile ride. No real issues could have had a bit more food/water. I just wanted to tell someone other than my wife and daughter. Golf buddies would not understand. Cheers
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,275
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 669,115
Posted By richdirector

Lynskey gr270

High trail and super comfy.... Did 160km+ last Saturday... Peachy
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I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,286
Posted By aliasfox

I tried the Synthe and the Cinder, ended up with...

I tried the Synthe and the Cinder, ended up with the Syntax. I remember that they all fit similarly on my very round/wide head. My budget didnít really stretch to the Synthe, and while the Cinder...
08-15-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By blakcloud

With every new helmet purchase I order the...

With every new helmet purchase I order the replacement pads while you still can get them. This way I can wash a set and have the replacements ready immediately. I just rotate between the pair. I also...
08-14-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,406
Posted By merziac

The man in the post right before yours is a great...

The man in the post right before yours is a great place to start, and he makes a couple of great recommendations as well. ;)

There are lots of great builders, we have many here in PDX where it has...
08-14-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,406
Posted By Dfrost

Two that I’d consider if I was in the market: ...

Two that I’d consider if I was in the market:

Jeff Lyon in Oregon
https://www.lyonsport.com
Also check his Flickr album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30361758@N08/

Terraferma Cycles...
08-13-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,406
Posted By polymorphself

JP Weigle is a big one. Check out his Flickr.

JP Weigle is a big one. Check out his Flickr.
08-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look...

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look glasses mounted mirrors for years and years in conjunction with a bar-end mirror. It is the ability to turn my head and get a sweeping view of what's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,042
Posted By DrIsotope

The gentleman's name is Tom Ritchey, hence the TR...

The gentleman's name is Tom Ritchey, hence the TR logo.
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,798
Posted By ooga-booga

^pretty decent with some good stuff esp "time out...

^pretty decent with some good stuff esp "time out of mind" and "babylon sisters" shake it but far below countdown to ecstasy, pretzel logic, katy lied and aja. i'd rate it just below the royal scam....
07-29-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By polymorphself

Show us your Acorn bags!

The recent Acorn bag restocking thread started to turn into a show your acorn thread. I did a search and we don't have a dedicated thread for it and I think these bags deserve one. I've got the...
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,492
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Got in 10.4 miles. Hiking moving time 4:15 hot...

Got in 10.4 miles. Hiking moving time 4:15 hot and lost gallons of water through sweat.

...
07-29-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By seedsbelize

This is the method I use, and it works better...

This is the method I use, and it works better than you can imagine. A wonderful system!
07-29-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Last ride 76

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Garage? Y..you leave your bikes in a garage???
:eek:​​​​​​
07-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By SJX426

Google your subject and you will find multiple...

Google your subject and you will find multiple threads on the subject.
However, this is my solution with a 12 foot ceiling. I regret it is not 14 or better as I could hang above the garage door....
Forum: Foo
07-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,492
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Few more. Green Mountain Lookout ...

Few more.

Green Mountain Lookout

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50161133163_3fc3d20548_o_d.jpg

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Some wildflowers
07-26-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Wooderson

They line up the same as the road groups. In...

They line up the same as the road groups. In fact, the different groupset levels in the hierarchy share chains:

CN-HG901 - "XTR / Dura Ace"
CN-HG701 - "Deore XT / Ultegra"
CN-HG601 - "SLX /...
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