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07-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My understanding is that the bearings are (or...

My understanding is that the bearings are (or were when these first came onto the market) the same. The outside finish and total weight changed with price.

BTW there's a swing back to threaded BB...
07-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,119
Posted By OldTryGuy

GREAT photo but that's too late for me. Already...

GREAT photo but that's too late for me. Already got my 100 in, showered and breakfast. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,785
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
07-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Crankycrank

I would first try flushing and lubing your...

I would first try flushing and lubing your brake/shifter mechanism. 26k miles is a pretty long run without having re-lubed at some point. You can just spray some WD-40 or other solvent such as...
07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,183
Posted By Psimet2001

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle...

Ahh.... the wind tunnel.... where every bicycle race is conducted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,708
Posted By mstateglfr

That stuff is still said. And it is largely...

That stuff is still said. And it is largely still correct depending on user. I dont like the look of a disc brake road bike as much as the look of a rim brake road bike. And I would not benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By mstateglfr

The one answer given is what i would have posted....

The one answer given is what i would have posted. I'm guessing it's what others would have posted too.
No point in a bunch of people posting the same comment over and again.

Get some shimano...
06-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By squirtdad

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing...

this seems to be overkill and chance of goofing the BB up. Why not just replace the BB if you are sure that is the issue, it is not like this is a pressfit into the BB bearing
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By shelbyfv

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll...

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll get wet anyway and you'll be lugging around more wet stuff. Different call for cold weather when you need warmth.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By chaadster

The differences can be noticeable, the gains...

The differences can be noticeable, the gains tiny. I wouldn’t worry about losing performance; 23s will keep you on front of the A group if that’s where you ride…or midpack C if that’s where you...
06-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Rolla

I use a BBT-9. The only ones I wouldn't recommend...

I use a BBT-9. The only ones I wouldn't recommend are those that attach to an adjustable wrench or socket, as they tend to "walk" off the splines.
06-18-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,677
Posted By prj71

Garmin Foreunner Series.

Garmin Foreunner Series.
06-16-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,119
Posted By delbiker1

I definitely prefer to get out early and get my...

I definitely prefer to get out early and get my miles in, especially during the beach season here in south coastal Delaware. I can avoid the heat and the intensity of the sun as it builds during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By hubcyclist

sub 5hr solo century: power/speed

So, I did a solo century on Sunday, my goal was to get under 5hrs, and I managed! 4:56 and to say the stars were aligned would be an understatement! Had a nice day, no stopping at all, no lights.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By MoAlpha

I have a set of 25s, which I put on in early...

I have a set of 25s, which I put on in early March 2020 and which must gone well over 10,000 mi by now. The wear dimples are still just visible on the rear. I've had no punctures, just a couple of...
06-11-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,894
Posted By 70sSanO

There is a bike garage in our area. Almost all...

There is a bike garage in our area. Almost all they do is work on bikes. They do sell a few tools and some consignment. They are situated in an industrial complex and have been there for a number...
06-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles...

23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,610
Posted By terrymorse

People have different gearing needs when it comes...

People have different gearing needs when it comes to climbs.

Personally, I wouldnít want to climb 9% grades with a 39/27 combination.

Your easiest change is probably a compact crank set....
05-25-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,267
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know,...

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know, like "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

No tubeless for me - I do not flat that much. Kind of like disc brakes - I do not ride in muddy or wet...
05-24-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spoken like someone who has never been...

Spoken like someone who has never been responsible for a payroll or rent or insurance or any other overhead that real businesses suffer with. But if your neighbor offers a beer for you to take a look...
05-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,267
Posted By terrymorse

So restricting the "benefit" to resistance to...

So restricting the "benefit" to resistance to punctures, which many postings in this thread have touted as the main benefit from tubeless.

The tubeless advantage is (drumroll, please)... Pinch...
05-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

An issue is how stable after a truing will a...

An issue is how stable after a truing will a wheel be? Is it better to have those last few mms of straightness come at the expense of really loose spokes or rounded off nipples? I I got a wheel...
05-20-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By 3alarmer

like this

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05-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Crankycrank

I've found them to make life much easier than...

I've found them to make life much easier than fiddling around with getting the brakes perfectly centered by mounting bolt only.
05-19-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,267
Posted By wolfchild

Tubeless is pointless to me...There is nothing...

Tubeless is pointless to me...There is nothing wrong with using tubes, why complicate things ??
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By shelbyfv

I rarely give up on a tube because of patches. ...

I rarely give up on a tube because of patches. It's amusing to see how many can accumulate. The tube may eventually fail near or at the valve and get tossed. I don't normally patch while on a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
05-01-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at...

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at age 53. Mine was the very rare rapid-growing PCa. First sign of trouble was my routine PSA test in late April. My PSA level had doubled from 1.2 to...
05-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By cyccommute

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on...

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on top of the steer tube between the top of the stem and the top of the steer tube. You need about 3mm of gap there. If the gap is too small, the top cap...
04-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By davidad

When I build a wheel I start by setting the...

When I build a wheel I start by setting the nipples at the same depth, then getting the radial runout true. As the tension begins to rise I make minor adjustments to the lateral runout still...
04-25-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Thruhiker

Spoke tension and trueing are kinda separate...

Spoke tension and trueing are kinda separate things. True the wheel first ( lots of videos on how to do that) then after the rim is true go back around the rim and tighten all the spokes to equall...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,869
Posted By Doomrider74

I dont find speed on the flat translates to the...

I dont find speed on the flat translates to the hills at all. Climbing, particularly long, steep climbs, are a complete different beast, IMO, and need to be practiced. Its almost as much of a mental...
04-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By CAT7RDR

What are your plans with the bike and budget? 853...

What are your plans with the bike and budget? 853 Reynolds steel frames are nice riding bikes. I would be inclined to upgrade to a modern Tiagra 10 speed with compact crankset if your frame is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By cxwrench

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much...

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much everyone I raced with used WD to clean nearly the whole kart. The plastics, chassis, rear axle, and most importantly the chamber/pipe. Most chambers are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By 10 Wheels

Take a Look: WD-40 Degreasers, Rust Inhibitors...

Take a Look:
WD-40 Degreasers, Rust Inhibitors and Parts Cleaners | WD-40 (https://www.wd40.com/products/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company - let me tell you.... ...

As a wheel company - let me tell you....

Aluminum is an amazing rim material and still greatly undervalued. Still performs amazingly well and if you're still running rim brakes then aluminum is...
03-30-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By cyccommute

ďCenteringĒ can apply to a wide variety of issues...

ďCenteringĒ can apply to a wide variety of issues on a bike. Brakes are centered. Wheel in the dropouts have to be centered. The rider is centered both right and left as well as back and front....
03-30-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By cyccommute

I donít know. Because itís a term that has been...

I donít know. Because itís a term that has been used for decades? It was an old term before I started building wheels and that was 40 years ago. What else would you call it?
03-29-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having...

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having more time than money + Asperger's, I find it therapeutic.
On my last couple builds, I intentionally went slower to try to extend the time. I got was...
03-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,816
Posted By _ForceD_

This month (March 2021) I have been ďa runnerĒ...

This month (March 2021) I have been ďa runnerĒ for 45 years. About a dozen Marathons, dozens of Ĺ Marathons, and lots of other races and runs in that time. As a 9th grader in the in March of 1976 I...
03-23-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By ooga-booga

sounds like possible sciatica. had it for approx...

sounds like possible sciatica. had it for approx a year in my early 30's when i developed a back problem due to bad lifting technique.
pain was in the right buttock, outer edge of right knee and...
03-19-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,747
Posted By freeranger

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom...

No. Like many things, it's probably not a symptom of bike crashes occurring. It's more likely that we're just hearing about more due to technology and social media. We're hearing more about more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,955
Posted By MoAlpha

Been riding all year with anyone who'll have me. ...

Been riding all year with anyone who'll have me. If the risk outside and in the open were not very low, we would certainly know by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,488
Posted By urbanknight

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every...

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every time I see the 23mm option on sale dirt cheap and go for those instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By tomato coupe

Instead of loading the dice (one-way route,...

Instead of loading the dice (one-way route, overall downhill, tailwind assisted), why not choose a local loop that is more representative of what a typical century is like? Explain to the kid that...
02-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Iride01

If you use a heavy grease and pack the entire hub...

If you use a heavy grease and pack the entire hub with it to excess, it can make your wheel feel like it's dragging till it's ridden long enough to move all the unnecessary grease out of the way.
...
02-23-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,030
Posted By 10 Wheels

I Ride to be Safe Not to be Legal.

I Ride to be Safe Not to be Legal.
02-22-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sorg67

Going to do a 50 mile loop next weekend. Then...

Going to do a 50 mile loop next weekend. Then gradually work up to longer. Longest ever is 65 miles. Goal for this year is 100 miles. Maybe horrible 100 in November. Maybe a triathlon. Have...
02-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By Artmo

About 10 years ago, when I was about 70, I had a...

About 10 years ago, when I was about 70, I had a nuclear stress test prior to having an ablation for afib. The electrocardiologist told me my calcium number was in the 90th percentile. When I asked...
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