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12-02-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,673
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

thanks a lot! the handlebar is a Nitto B245AA,...

thanks a lot!
the handlebar is a Nitto B245AA, several websites called it "All rounder"



thanks a lot, yes I love the color :)

this summer I had replaced the saddle with a Sella Italia...
11-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,425
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything...

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything about cycling, and feel compelled to educate the world?
11-08-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,779
Posted By CargoDane

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not...

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not expensive), and quickly realised that although I liked the idea of fishing, I didn't actually like fishing. I'd rather be on my bike or out rowing or...
11-05-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By noglider

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF...

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF side of Bike Mechanics (https://www.facebook.com/groups/763609394079686)
11-03-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By Trakhak

Just quoting to register appreciation for the...

Just quoting to register appreciation for the wonderful and criminally underrated SoftRide suspension stem.
11-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By wolfchild

I thought that heavy bikes are better.

I thought that heavy bikes are better.
10-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By redcon1

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into...

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into a lake off a homemade ramp built at the end of a dock, and it shows.
10-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 16,021
Posted By RobbieTunes

But wait, there's a $495 pedal that saves half a...

But wait, there's a $495 pedal that saves half a watt and six seconds in transition.....as a triathlete, you may be interested.

Sorry, couldn't help but kid you. I know you know what I mean.
10-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,298
Posted By Kapusta

Well any talk about 1990ís NORBA-esque XC geo -...

Well any talk about 1990ís NORBA-esque XC geo - or any geometry goals intended by the frame designer - pretty much goes out the window with a setup like this.

BTW: whatever the original intent of...
10-07-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,298
Posted By rosefarts

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were...

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were incredible bikes. I should have never sold the Xz, it was so friggin cool.

However, they ride like road bikes. Or flat bar gravel bikes at least....
10-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,298
Posted By Moisture

here's a pic of my Zaskar - widely regarded (by...

here's a pic of my Zaskar - widely regarded (by me) as the best bike in the world -
...
10-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,298
Posted By Maelochs

This thread highlights the importance of the...

This thread highlights the importance of the rider's experience--not the years of experience, but the on-the-bike riding experience.
Mooisture really likes his bike. He feels good on the bike, he...
10-05-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,298
Posted By badger1

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why...

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why some of us, self included, still love old-school NORBA-geometry hardtails for non-technical off-road/in-city riding: they can be very light, quick, and...
10-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,518
Posted By madpogue

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.
10-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By Gresp15C

True. That would give me pause if the bike had a...

True. That would give me pause if the bike had a derailleur. In this case, a bit of additional lube will straighten it out.
09-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 22,623
Posted By Kapusta

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street...

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street bikes and commuters. I have one for that very purpose.

New-school ďprogressiveĒ geo.... not so much,. I mean, they work, but not the most fun to ride...
09-27-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 22,623
Posted By badger1

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA...

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA geometry hardtails.
09-23-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,828
Posted By indyfabz

Didnít we just do this a couple of months ago! ...

Didnít we just do this a couple of months ago!

Why, yes we did:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1197795-no-mainstream-love-steel.html
09-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,788
Posted By Happy Feet

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that...

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that regard. Some advances really do create a better interface for most people. Indexed shifting eliminated a lot of guess work when trying to find the...
09-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By asgelle

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that...

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that they must be higher than the top of the front wheel. There is no upper limit. What you probably saw was them measuring the difference in height between...
09-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 11,368
Posted By slcbob

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to...

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to elaborate for you.

It was totally before the line, absolutely everything that you describe and despise, and I thought it was epic and absolutely...
09-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By GlennR

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.
09-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By wphamilton

This at least I can speak with direct experience....

This at least I can speak with direct experience. The Denali (a hybrid IMO) has road geometry and drop bars already so it will never approximate a Trek FX, but I know what you're getting at. ...
09-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bi...

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/B0875LTS3X/ref=asc_df_B0875LTS3X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459584715020&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1889110914318310419&hvpone=...
09-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,266
Posted By cyccommute

That has nothing to do with knowing which gear...

That has nothing to do with knowing which gear you are in. I really donít think while ratios while riding and I think about gearing far more than most people do. I know what the high is and the low...
08-18-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By indyfabz

Other than the amount of nutrition and fluids,...

Other than the amount of nutrition and fluids, what I take on day rides does not vary. Multi-day tours are a different matter. For those times, my load is dictated primarily by potential weather and...
07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By jlmonte

Ironfish653 From Sunday school lessons to...

Ironfish653

From Sunday school lessons to living with protests that seek restitutions for actions of the past, do we really know right from wrong?

Softride stem or bell bottom slacks, both are...
07-10-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally...

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally right either...


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07-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By krecik

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my...

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my bike" thread... :p
07-10-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By canklecat

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs...

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs North Roads or albatross bars, flipped path racer style. Although it would need a longer stem. Other than that, that bike is the right kinda wrong.
07-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By ofajen

You just canít see them. Actually they are drop...

You just canít see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto
07-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone"...

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone" decal on the down tube. Nice bike, for sure.
07-08-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,359
Posted By GeezyRider

All of my bikes are favorites and every single...

All of my bikes are favorites and every single one of them is 'wrong'. :thumb:
07-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,688
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about...

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about it, you just use what you've got. But I've favored my big thigh muscles and concentrated on the rest of the stroke (back, up and across the top) while...
07-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By ljsense

It's a good question. Maybe someone will...

It's a good question.

Maybe someone will come along with better history on this than I have, but I think you should look at the early days of mountain biking and those clunkers of Marin County and...
06-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,688
Posted By livedarklions

I agree this is a pointless argument, but I come...

I agree this is a pointless argument, but I come at it from the opposite side--I literally can't use clipless because of a congenital defect in my right ankle. I should probably qualify that--I won't...
06-30-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,688
Posted By Jimmy Wisdom

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with...

Disagree with this. I've commuted for years with clipless pedals and very much appreciate their utility and confidence they instill when i ride in all conditions, even on a simple five mile ride to...
06-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,898
Posted By Leinster

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there? ...

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there?

Kids bike/$99 Big Box bike - cheap steel
Higher end Big Box Bike/low end bike shop bike - Aluminium, some CrMo
Mid-range mass-produced enthusiast bike -...
06-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what...

So Young Spadoni drops by today. I tell him what sage advice the denizens of BF offered on his next bike and showed him a couple bikes on CL that he could consider when he was ready to buy a new...
06-15-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,761
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannondale themselves didnít seem to get the memo...

Cannondale themselves didnít seem to get the memo about compliance until the late 90s. Prior to that it was all about lighter, stiffer. During the 2000ís they made a lot of changes to the back...
06-07-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By livedarklions

There was a remarkably silly thread about a year...

There was a remarkably silly thread about a year ago where a guy predicted dt shifters were about to stage a comeback.

People seemed to fall into four camps. A very small number were familiar...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,687
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
06-01-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By dabac

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting. ...

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting.
derailer gear bikes are meant to derail. Removing derailers and keeping it reliable usually means adding other bits and pieces to keep the chain...
05-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,580
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Sorry to dig up a zombie thread, but you are...

Sorry to dig up a zombie thread, but you are mistaken.

Wider tires at the same pressure as narrower tires will deflect more easily because of the larger volume of air inside the tire, so will be...
05-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Litespud

I found that even a few weeks of yoga...

I found that even a few weeks of yoga significantly improved my comfort in the drops
05-27-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By bruce19

Get rid of a bike? It does not compute.

Get rid of a bike? It does not compute.
05-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By CAT7RDR

The bike you ride the most is the most versatile.

The bike you ride the most is the most versatile.
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
05-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,650
Posted By ramzilla

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my...

I found this bike chained to a utility pole on my bike ride last Sunday. It had a sign that said "make offer" with a phone number. A couple days later, I texted an offer of $50. The response was OK....
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