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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Spoonrobot

Great! The only tip I have is the pedals need...

Great! The only tip I have is the pedals need more time to come to temp to keep from getting that thick coating of wax that happens when hot wax hits a cooler object. I can drop a chain in and pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Spoonrobot

I didn't remove any wax, just let the pedals hang...

I didn't remove any wax, just let the pedals hang and drip until they were cool. The first clip in pushed the wax out of the way, it didn't even feel different. These were Shimano SPD pedals/cleats....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By canklecat

Nah, nothing special. Just a Sonicare brush...

Nah, nothing special. Just a Sonicare brush system for the dirt, micro-tweezers and a microscope for the stuff that gets stuck, some Armor All applied with a fine cloth made from last year's Rapha...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,598
Posted By bbbean

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of...

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of replacing a bike computer vs replacing an iPhone, etc. My phone lives safely in a jersey pocket or in a zip lock if there's weather. If my Garmin...
06-24-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By on the path

You could probably save some time and get the...

You could probably save some time and get the correct info from Park Tool customer service. They've been great when I've dealt with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By sjh953

With my Nuun tablets, I rotate between two 59oz...

With my Nuun tablets, I rotate between two 59oz "Simply Lemonade" fruit juice bottles that I keep in the door of my fridge. When I empty one bottle, I add water and two tablets, then move it into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I think we have a winner here. Dave

I think we have a winner here. Dave
06-21-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By nomadmax

I wouldn't use a rattle gun on any part of a...

I wouldn't use a rattle gun on any part of a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By datlas

Tried to bang in loose bar end plug while riding....

Tried to bang in loose bar end plug while riding. Don’t try it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By Greatestalltime

The best time to forget to open the valve is when...

The best time to forget to open the valve is when youíre using your only c02 cartridge.
06-20-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By canklecat

Conti Ultra Sport II are the best bargain in road...

Conti Ultra Sport II are the best bargain in road tires I've tried (equal to Conti SpeedRides, the best hybrid tire I've ridden). I've ridden 'em in 700x23 and 700x25, folding and wire bead, since...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By MyTi

When I was new to clipless I remember trying to...

When I was new to clipless I remember trying to clip out but just couldn't, and just fell over at a stop light. It was pretty dang embarrassing lol.
06-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By MAK

Not Your Typical Bike Path

Anyone ever ride this? Looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2U3SqI5Uk
06-20-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; ...

I'm echoing everything that's been said before; for $20, it's a pretty good tire.
They ride like a more expensive tire.
06-20-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Gresp15C

Another satisfied customer here. I've got the...

Another satisfied customer here. I've got the 28mm tires on old 27" narrow rims. They ride great. They don't have the puncture resistant layer, but I don't think they've been any more flat-prone than...
06-20-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By curbtender

Same experience. They have good road feel, but...

Same experience. They have good road feel, but pick up debris pretty easy.
06-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mista Sparkle

I have a set, I ended up moving to gator skins as...

I have a set, I ended up moving to gator skins as I ended up with a lot of flats. Spent a lot of time committing on local bike trails so the was a fair amount of glass and other debris.

Ended up...
06-20-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By wphamilton

Do it! Finally a "decent tire" thread that I can...

Do it! Finally a "decent tire" thread that I can speak to (being excessively cheap), because that's a great price and those are nice rolling tires!
06-20-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By 2cam16

I've had them on my Trek 560 for a year now and...

I've had them on my Trek 560 for a year now and have had no issues. Good grip in the dry. No idea in damp. Running 700x23.
06-20-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By RockiesDad

They are great for the money. But I would...

They are great for the money. But I would consider them light to medium duty tires. I did get a flat once that was more of a cut than a puncture. I ran over some kind of metal strap and it left a...
06-20-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By cannonride15

NO issues, great tire, nice supple sidewalls and...

NO issues, great tire, nice supple sidewalls and smooth ride; but I wouldn't run 25mm anything by choice. Currently running these in 27x1/14 (32mm), love em!
06-20-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By CyclingFool95

Glad to see I'm not the only one, although I use...

Glad to see I'm not the only one, although I use Park ASC-1 where you use grease.
06-20-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By bakerjw

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike. ...

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike.
It is a selling point. "New Saddle!!! Never been used."
06-18-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By BurittoGrande

Saddles are tough. Figure out your sitbone width...

Saddles are tough. Figure out your sitbone width and THEN look for a proper saddle. More padding does not mean more comfy.
06-18-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By MSchott

I would suggest a saddle with much less padding....

I would suggest a saddle with much less padding. That may confuse you but a padded saddle is not optimal. The padding moves around as you shift on the seat. A firmer saddle and proper cycling shorts...
06-16-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,529
Posted By livedarklions

They don't belong on the urban MUP either. The...

They don't belong on the urban MUP either. The bright strobing just makes you and the people around you harder to see.
06-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Geekage

Would something like a hitch platform mount in...

Would something like a hitch platform mount in the bed (https://www.rockymounts.com/collections/adaptor-and-truck-mounts/products/tomahawk-floor-mount) work for you?...
06-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,529
Posted By TimothyH

Using Strobes on the Trail

Please don't turn this into a complain thread.

I'd simply like to ask those of you who use high powered strobe lights on the rail trails to please stop.

I'm not talking about crowded,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't walk in my cycling shoes.

I don't walk in my cycling shoes.
06-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By Stormsedge

Uh...no.

Uh...no.
06-15-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By philbob57

Sleep. The better I sleep, the more energy I have.

Sleep. The better I sleep, the more energy I have.
06-15-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By f4rrest

Fish oil has plenty of omega-6. That's...

Fish oil has plenty of omega-6.

That's healthy.
06-14-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By cb400bill

Let's stop with the political discussion or this...

Let's stop with the political discussion or this thread will be moved to the P+R forum.
06-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By Reynolds

Am I the only one here who suspects this might be...

Am I the only one here who suspects this might be part of an elaborate scheme by some big bike manufacturer to reintroduce shaft-drive bikes?
06-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By livedarklions

No, Nobody Knows is on third. The OP went home.

No, Nobody Knows is on third. The OP went home.
06-14-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,570
Posted By GlennR

Do you have a "safe" word?

Do you have a "safe" word?
06-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By ART_K

16mm

16mm
06-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By DrIsotope

Coke is inferior. Grape soda is where it's at,...

Coke is inferior. Grape soda is where it's at, more sugar. We used generic grape soda as traction compound in R/C racing on both dirt and asphalt for many, many years.

The statements about the...
06-13-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By MattTheHat

That would be incorrect. ...

That would be incorrect.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/coca-cola-acids/

The MSDS for Coke can be found here:

http://firebears.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/256481.pdf

In short, it's...
06-13-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,719
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Water is dangerous "in bulk" too, zillions of...

Water is dangerous "in bulk" too, zillions of people are exposed to the deadly hazard of water "in bulk" when they find themselves drinking and breathing it for a few minutes.:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Darth Lefty

Was this something I was supposed to do on a...

Was this something I was supposed to do on a scheduled interval?
06-12-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,176
Posted By indyfabz

How is someone who is not Froome testing a bike...

How is someone who is not Froome testing a bike going to shed meaningful light on the bike will handle when Froome is riding it? Riding style will affect how a bike handles. And in Froome's case, you...
06-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,176
Posted By cthenn

I don't know what to tell you man. I don't like...

I don't know what to tell you man. I don't like the guy, he's this generation's Armstrong, from his dodgy rise from nothing, to his team's boring ass Postal train tactics, to his unlikable...
06-12-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By shelbyfv

Any guesses as to OP's previous user name?

Any guesses as to OP's previous user name?
06-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By fietsbob

Enough to cover the spoke head holes in the rim, ...

Enough to cover the spoke head holes in the rim, without interfering with the tire installation.
06-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By TimothyH

Police on Trek Y11's... ...

Police on Trek Y11's...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp21BeAWM8o

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/614x429/78358293_614_c35f1701cc1eb010263deee5e2711e717e208e00.jpg


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06-12-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw - the last tape I bought for my road bike...

fwiw - the last tape I bought for my road bike was 16mm
06-12-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Trevtassie

The Schwalbe blue tape is next level from Velox....

The Schwalbe blue tape is next level from Velox. Super strong and doesn't absorb water. Only thing is getting the valve hole in it as it's so tough. Helps if you can pre punch it.
06-11-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By 77Eric

I agree w/what dsbrantjr said and Iíve also...

I agree w/what dsbrantjr said and Iíve also standardized on a thin tape but itís made by Zipp. Itís got a few widths to choose from, is not expensive and is very tight so it stays in place.
06-11-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By DOS

That looks to be an archetype rim..I have them...

That looks to be an archetype rim..I have them and recognize the pic from their site; they have an internal width of 17.5mm and are not designed for tubeless. 16mm or 17mm velox tape works.
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