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11-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The yield strength for Ti is generally less than...

The yield strength for Ti is generally less than half of that for steel. That is, for the same size screw, steel is much stronger. If the bike was designed and fasteners were sized assuming steel...
11-16-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Litespud

I have enough fasteners of known size knocking...

I have enough fasteners of known size knocking around the garage these days that I can easily determine the specs of an unknown, but I used to use the templates in Lowes or the Home Despot all the...
11-16-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Barry2

With titanium prices dropping, the temptation to...

With titanium prices dropping, the temptation to replace screws with lighter titanium is high.
But bare in mind, titanium screws are also graded (rated) for strength, at least the good ones from...
11-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If I sent something like that to my sister, it...

If I sent something like that to my sister, it would go right in the garbage. Maybe she's interested in bottom bracket alternatives, but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and .. ah... no.
It goes...
11-13-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By cubewheels

Just buy from a different brand, problem solved!

Just buy from a different brand, problem solved!
11-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By Harhir

These valves are still very common in Germany...

These valves are still very common in Germany today. City and touring bikes still mostly use these type of valves. I grew up with these in Germany. Back in the 70s and 80s every bike had them except...
11-03-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,192
Posted By CargoDane

Fair enough, although I don't believe him. He...

Fair enough, although I don't believe him. He also argued that the fork couldn't be carbon because it was painted and more up that alley. He didn't say which part "creaked" and so on. I don't think...
11-02-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By StanSeven

I cleaned up the thread to remove some harassing...

I cleaned up the thread to remove some harassing posts. The rule here is if you don’t like threads or posts, just pass them up. If you don’t like another member, place them on Ignore. But don’t...
10-25-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By Caretaker

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish,...

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish, Greipel, or Bennett, he has always played the peloton drifting up to the front at the right moment and riding in the slipstream of other teams before...
10-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,346
Posted By wolfchild

I've been riding fixed gear since 2009. I have a...

I've been riding fixed gear since 2009. I have a road bike set up as fixed gear and I also have a fixed gear wheelset which I use on my 29'er mountain bike for winter riding and commuting. The main...
10-13-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By one4smoke

Like these comments from VeloNews... ...

Like these comments from VeloNews...

https://www.velonews.com/events/giro-ditalia/giro-ditalia-roundtable-peter-sagan-back-to-his-winning-ways-even-under-looming-covid-cloud/

Andrew Hood: It’s...
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,649
Posted By c_m_shooter

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either...

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either toeclips or clipless if you normally use them is a good idea. The first time I got on a fixed gear it had BMX platforms on it. Me being mostly a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,560
Posted By Greatestalltime

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I use super glue (actually krazy glue works best)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 412,725
Posted By JW in AK

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08-13-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By dabac

There’s no set answer to that. Ebikes come in...

There’s no set answer to that. Ebikes come in several varieties, and gets ridden in different manners.
My ebike requires me to pedal for the motor to engage, and the motor cuts out at 25 kmh.
And...
08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By Dave9040

I have a XOSS and I am mostly satisfied with it....

I have a XOSS and I am mostly satisfied with it. It displays speed, distance, time, cadence and heart rate. It records all that data.
This is my first year back on my bike in 8 years. Therefore, I...
07-29-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By John E

Pre-COVID I had been walking (12-to-15-minute...

Pre-COVID I had been walking (12-to-15-minute miles) about 5 to 8 miles per day as part of my daily commute, plus lifting weights 3 or 4 days/week at the Y. Bicycling was relegated primarily to...
07-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By DiabloScott

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once...

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once (waiting room was full of people with horrible problems)... on my way out, the doc said something about cycling and my great lung function. One of...
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By _ForceD_

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you...

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you could do this...then measure across the wrench opening. (Maybe some masking tape on the wrench jaws so you don't scratch your paint.)
...
07-11-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By evchon

They're all on Youtube and on Vimeo so you can...

They're all on Youtube and on Vimeo so you can easily pop out there and watch in full-screen for sure. Graphics are pretty solid - we ride at work (well, when we went into the office) on 4k TVs. The...
07-08-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,344
Posted By cpach

Low spoke count wheels are slightly easier to...

Low spoke count wheels are slightly easier to lace and aren't harder to get true, but they're often operating closer to failure than a conventionally spoked wheel and thus need to have even, high...
07-08-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,643
Posted By madpogue

How to avoid "racy-sporty" driving: 1) Purchase...

How to avoid "racy-sporty" driving:
1) Purchase a 1967 VW Beetle.
07-08-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,643
Posted By dedhed

These days are long gone. ...

These days are long gone.


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By 79pmooney

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been...

I am a huge fan of fix gear road bikes. Been riding them 45 years and over half my lifetime mileage. I raced in the '70s. My club's vets told me I had to take my second bike (Peugeot UO-8 at the...
06-27-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By one4smoke

Sagan winning Paris Roubaix.

Sagan winning Paris Roubaix.
06-17-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,536
Posted By canklecat

XOSS G+. Costs $50. I got a second for half price...

XOSS G+. Costs $50. I got a second for half price back in January.

GPS, and compatible with Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou.
Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible. No problems with any of my sensors, old...
06-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By Gresp15C

Oddly enough, downhill skiing is extremely...

Oddly enough, downhill skiing is extremely popular in the US Midwest as well. Sure, I've been skiing in Colorado, and there's nothing like that in Wisconsin. But people love to ski. The local and...
06-12-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale has several bikes listed on their US...

Cannondale has several bikes listed on their US website that come with power meters. Their top end road bikes (SystemSix and Supersix Evo) have Dura Ace Di2 with built-in power meters. I know you can...
06-11-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of years ago there was the SpeedX...

A couple of years ago there was the SpeedX Leopard, on Kickstarter, highly integrated. Apparently a moderate success, although it may have had issues with Strava integration.
...
06-10-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By msu2001la

Interesting topic. I think we will start seeing...

Interesting topic. I think we will start seeing more bikes come with crank mounted power meters/cadence sensors built in as the cost of these items starts to come down. SRAM has a version of...
06-09-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By dsaul

The future is now. Trek has been making bikes...

The future is now. Trek has been making bikes with the integrated DuoTrap sensor in the non-drive chainstay for years. The bikes usually come with a cover plate installed and you have to purchase...
05-17-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By DiabloScott

A lot of modern chains want a specific...

A lot of modern chains want a specific inside/outside orientation, but this is the only one I know of that wants a directional orientation... and you can see why.
...
05-16-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some chains are directional, most are not. Side...

Some chains are directional, most are not. Side plates are often not arranged in ant orientation in the factory. Andy
05-16-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By freeranger

Never had that happen, but I use heat shrink...

Never had that happen, but I use heat shrink tubing on the end of cables, instead of caps.
05-15-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

MudPie says the common understanding. But there's...

MudPie says the common understanding. But there's more then this. Cog/ring teeth don't change their pitch as they wear, unlike the chain. They do change their shape and thus where in the "valley of...
05-11-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Bigbus

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't...

That chain needs a serious cleaning if it isn't stretched out. I doubt you can tell the difference of 2.5mm in the cranks. But I would replace the BB and put it together as is and see what you got...
05-11-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By tFUnK

Teeth look fine. There's some wear but the more...

Teeth look fine. There's some wear but the more prominent grooves are the shift ramps. Give it a quick tune up and see how it rides. If you're the OCD type then you'll want new components anyway.
05-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By San Rensho

Pretty straightforward. If you mash, get longer...

Pretty straightforward. If you mash, get longer cranks, if you spin, get shorter cranks, also, shorter cranks give you more clearance when leaned over and pedalling in a corner. I can tell the...
05-11-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Those chainrings do not look bad at all. I think...

Those chainrings do not look bad at all. I think some of the 'wear' you pictured was actually manufactured tooth profiles to help with shipping. There are a few gouges and nicks, but nothing that...
05-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's fine if it doesn't skip or downshift when...

It's fine if it doesn't skip or downshift when you're cross-chained, noting that you can crash if you're leaning forward during an uncommanded downshift.
05-11-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The gouging on the shift gate teeth suggest...

The gouging on the shift gate teeth suggest shifting while powering the pedals. The "rivets" are lift pins, they act like a step stool to help the chain get lifted up to the larger ring. They are...
05-11-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By blamester

What's it like when you ride it? This and cost...

What's it like when you ride it?
This and cost are what makes the descision.
If it rides fine why replace it. If it is causing minor issues and you don't mind buying a new one replace it.
If it...
05-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,169
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah that was definitely a kid in the match box....

Yeah that was definitely a kid in the match box. Around the 9:00 mark... I need me some of that Lifebuoy soap, lol! Also, someone tell Joe Scarborough he hasn't aged a day.
05-03-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By cpach

Yeah, those bbs are replaced as a unit and are...

Yeah, those bbs are replaced as a unit and are pretty sanely priced. The tool is...
05-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By cpach

Also for what it's worth bike shops...

Also for what it's worth bike shops overwhelmingly use hand tools, though factory assembly often uses more pneumatic and power tools. Really most things should be tightened with a torque wrench, but...
05-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By cpach

Any good bike shop should have a tool to face and...

Any good bike shop should have a tool to face and chase the BB shell. They first run very large taps to clean up the threads, and then these taps are left in place and used to align a flat cutting...
05-03-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By cpach

GXP effectively does not have adjustable preload....

GXP effectively does not have adjustable preload. GXP is sort of a crappy design where the bearings are loaded unevenly. I think the cap you're talking about is the extraction bolt which is left in...
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