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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By cxwrench

The whole idea is to be relaxed.

The whole idea is to be relaxed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By Iride01

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike...

Drop bars wouldn't make a proper geometry TT bike a road bike. It still wouldn't have a road bike geometry.
10-05-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe you should swap wheels with the OP of this...

Maybe you should swap wheels with the OP of this thread;
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1239361-leaving-single-pawl-120pt-chosen-hub-noise-reduction.html
10-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By fishboat

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy...

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy thing to do..one does want to be be trendy, that's for sure. You'll need to some sufficiently flashy "kit" next and then maybe break new ground by...
10-04-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Iride01

If its a very old GPS type cyclometer, and you...

If its a very old GPS type cyclometer, and you are turning it on as soon as you start riding, then maybe it's not getting a satellite lock until you get to work. My first GPS cyclometer, I turned on...
10-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Crankycrank

Glad you got it figured out. If you don't know...

Glad you got it figured out. If you don't know already there are plenty of YouTube videos on derailleur setup and everything else on your bike which are a great source for doing your own work. Park...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Just putting this here… toe overlap on a 1973...

Just putting this here… toe overlap on a 1973 Motobecane Le Champion. This was their top production bike at the time, with mostly campy record and Reynolds 531 tubes. With proper geometry a racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By HTupolev

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat:...

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat: I don't get toe overlap on either of my vintage steel road bikes, but there's a bit of it on my modern road bike. My point was simply that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and...

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and modern, have the front wheel axle offset forward of the steering axis. It's just visually subtler on modern forks because the tubing is a lot wider and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By cxwrench

The fork blade being 'curved' has nothing to do...

The fork blade being 'curved' has nothing to do with where the front axle is. The center of the axle is where the builder determines it needs to be whether the fork blade is curved or straight. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By billridesbikes

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete...

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete your humiliation…
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By Iride01

Just understand that when you are going at most...

Just understand that when you are going at most any speed on a bike with just two wheels, you aren't going to turn the wheel that far to one side.

The only time I've seen it be a problem is when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,856
Posted By popeye

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't...

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't rotate the pedal out of the way.
07-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By gurana

I mean... Merckx isn't wrong, but it would have...

I mean... Merckx isn't wrong, but it would have been classier if he just let everyone else say it. That said, I also think it's not a big deal for him to point it out.

When Cavendish equaled the...
07-15-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,333
Posted By seypat

There's lots of castle/scenery porn to look at.

There's lots of castle/scenery porn to look at.
07-10-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By Lazyass

I don't blame Merckx. Most of the articles...

I don't blame Merckx. Most of the articles comparing their stage wins don't really discuss the difference. The average person who doesn't know all the details like we do would assume that Candivish's...
07-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By Caretaker

I seem to remember Cav pulling out of Tours once...

I seem to remember Cav pulling out of Tours once he had won a bunch of sprints to prepare for other events, something other sprinters have done. If you plan not to finish it diminishes your...
07-05-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,386
Posted By dsbrantjr

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the...

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the 1968 Olympics the soccer stadium had a moat around the field to protect the players, and especially referees, from the fans. From an LA Times...
07-04-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By kctrading

I always use a spray bottle and some dish soap to...

I always use a spray bottle and some dish soap to find my leaks
07-02-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking...

Assuming you are not too concerned about looking weird- tie a bungie cord from the back of your helmet to the back of your saddle.
06-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,386
Posted By 79pmooney

Between the media attention (this is after all...

Between the media attention (this is after all one of the biggest regular sporting events on this planet) and all the social media we have now, the odds she is not recognized by more than several is...
06-28-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,386
Posted By 79pmooney

We are not talking an open road and the usual...

We are not talking an open road and the usual traffic. This was an event planned and permitted for and known to be happening at that moment for the past 6 months. The event was a bike race where...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,960
Posted By PeteHski

This is true, but with lower gearing there is...

This is true, but with lower gearing there is less chance you will get to that point where you are forced to walk.

I was climbing a very steep pitch recently in a group and the guy in front was a...
06-27-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,386
Posted By CliffordK

Tour de France organizers to sue woman who caused...

Tour de France organizers to sue woman who caused huge crash with banner...
06-27-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,526
Posted By ooga-booga

not sure how this is different that the doofus...

not sure how this is different that the doofus that brings a dog to the proceedings and allows the leashed (or more likely) unleashed woofer to
wander/bolt into the race and affect it?...
06-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,519
Posted By gearbasher

My guess: After the Allen hit, it slid along the...

My guess: After the Allen hit, it slid along the face of the stay and put a light scratch in the top coat.
06-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,519
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, it is hard to tell if someone is joking on...

Sorry, it is hard to tell if someone is joking on the Internet. In my humble and unlearned opinion, I doubt that the structural integrity of the frame is compromised. The impact may have sounded...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,960
Posted By big john

The steepest street in L.A. is Fargo st, supposed...

The steepest street in L.A. is Fargo st, supposed to be 33% for a couple blocks. There is an event there each year and years ago a friend climbed it on a 42x23.
Now people climb it on mountain...
06-07-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,386
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What...

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What you're describing sounds like a wheel that is out of balance. Cars need to get their wheels balanced due to high rpms but almost all cyclists ignore...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,333
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, you can put tubes in the Fondas. As...

Yeah, you can put tubes in the Fondas.

As for needing CO2 to reseat beads on the road, that again depends on the tire/wheel combo. I'd venture to guess that it's fairly unusual for the beads to...
06-05-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,716
Posted By canklecat

It's worth a try. I have ridden with aero bars...

It's worth a try. I have ridden with aero bars and was significantly faster every ride. But due to old neck injuries I can't get comfortable enough to use aero bars for more than a minute or two at a...
06-02-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,423
Posted By TCollen

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a...

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a friend work on a "small" 30 minute project. After several frustrating hours he told me I should leave. I said no, that I'd help him finish our fiasco....
05-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,731
Posted By NomarsGirl

I ride a Specialized. Expected to buy a Trek, but...

I ride a Specialized. Expected to buy a Trek, but my bike was the previous year's model and a women's specific design, so the bike shop wanted it sold and gave me a great deal. When I walked in, the...
05-25-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, they ONLY function of a medium or long cage...

Yes, they ONLY function of a medium or long cage is to wrap chain. On some derailleurs the position of the upper pulley changes on them as well to allow the use of a bigger cog.
05-25-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,731
Posted By PeteHski

I prefer Specialized over Trek, but only because...

I prefer Specialized over Trek, but only because I prefer their more understated colour schemes. Trek bikes tend to look a bit shouty with ever larger TREK logos. Also not a big fan of current Trek...
05-22-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,311
Posted By Shimagnolo

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican...

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican border.:thumb:
05-20-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By slickrcbd

Ah, so just trial and error. Also apparently it...

Ah, so just trial and error. Also apparently it can change, as when I was younger I never needed to stretch and never saw the point of all those stretches at the start and usually end of gym class....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,961
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To be fair, I think his point is that 23s are...

To be fair, I think his point is that 23s are faster, but pros are switching to 25s because those are faster in the real world. I can't disagree with the second part. 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,690
Posted By ksryder

I'm not sure what I love more -- the fact that OP...

I'm not sure what I love more -- the fact that OP came back after 18 years to update us that the frame had a crack, that someone took the opportunity to call someone else out on their claim from 18...
05-11-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,302
Posted By Inusuit

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76...

I refuse to worry about things like this. I'm 76 and believe I have a good sense of what's right for my body. A massive (and fatal) heart attack after a hard day of riding is not a bad way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,690
Posted By Phatman

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later....

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later. I’ve owned this bike for the duration, and yesterday I went to take it for a ride and realized my poor bike had a crack in the headtube/toptube weld....
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,302
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
05-03-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,648
Posted By BobsPoprad

on an old route before I moved there was a place...

on an old route before I moved there was a place out in the country. The dog would run along the ditch, silently, out of sight. When he got up to speed, he'd cut over to the pavement.
Good thing...
05-03-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,648
Posted By Koyote

Or motorists could be required to lean out of...

Or motorists could be required to lean out of their windows and yell "On your left!" each time they approach walkers and riders.

Discuss.
04-28-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,006
Posted By Rolla

Don't go into the bike business because you love...

Don't go into the bike business because you love bikes; go into the bike business because you love business.
Your number one, two, and three headaches will be attracting, training, and retaining...
04-26-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,051
Posted By rsbob

Changing times FOR the better: Was doing a ride...

Changing times FOR the better: Was doing a ride last week whenI slowly overtook a fellow about the same age on a nice bike. We rode together for about 6 miles after that and chatted. We were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,715
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Even a loud "hi" as you approach works better...

Even a loud "hi" as you approach works better than "on your left." Most pedestrians and casual cyclists interpret that as a command to swerve to their left right in front of or into you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,715
Posted By Osprey 1

I just picked up a used Canyon Aeroads that has...

I just picked up a used Canyon Aeroads that has the DT Swiss hubs with the 54 tooth star ratchet upgrade installed. For me, it was too loud for the group rides, cool sound, but too loud for social...
04-25-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,743
Posted By jleeg

I did it. I didn’t go far from my Merlin, though...

I did it. I didn’t go far from my Merlin, though I’m back to steel.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,427
Posted By momoman

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the...

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the mail. The reason is clearly stated on the packaging:

...
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