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07-28-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,277
Posted By Banzai

Chains? Depends. My winter bike gets a new...

Chains? Depends.

My winter bike gets a new chain every spring. I try to maintain it, but because of the eff-ing road salt it's still partially immobilized by the spring.

My nice road bike that...
07-21-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By Banzai

Flexy side pulls. If you never knew anything...

Flexy side pulls. If you never knew anything else, they’d seem fine to you. If you’ve experienced modern brakes, they’ll always seem underwhelming.
07-21-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Banzai

That’s what I suspected. If they are that precise...

That’s what I suspected. If they are that precise about the cable housing to pinch bolt distance, then hubs should be interchangeable.
07-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Banzai

This is a strong anecdote for my idea that it...

This is a strong anecdote for my idea that it can/will work.
06-01-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,437
Posted By Banzai

Not that it can't be done with the handlebars....

Not that it can't be done with the handlebars. I've done it many times myself, but the handlebars were THE HARDEST part of packing it. Then one day I had the epiphany that I always have another...
02-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,624
Posted By Banzai

My studded 35mm tires do nothing in the mashed...

My studded 35mm tires do nothing in the mashed potatoes the OP described. They just founder and fishtail.

Without my Pugsley, I’d be stuck.
12-31-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,410
Posted By Banzai

Salt. It kills components more than anything, and...

Salt. It kills components more than anything, and we use more now than ever, just so drivers don’t have to slow down as much.
My list of winter cycling hazards:
1) Drivers
2) Parked cars.
3)...
09-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,277
Posted By Banzai

Pedestrians don’t kill people. Drivers kill...

Pedestrians don’t kill people.

Drivers kill scads of people.

Any questions?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,485
Posted By Banzai

So, with original BB30, there was a thriving...

So, with original BB30, there was a thriving market of threaded “sleeves” that could be glued or fitted to the bottom bracket shell to convert to 68mm English threaded.

Then, Cannondale came out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By Banzai

Jan Heine, the plump tire evangelist, says 3mm...

Jan Heine, the plump tire evangelist, says 3mm minimum spacing all around for safety.

Industry standard has historically been 4mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 3,171,782
Posted By Banzai

My CAAD9 has been treating me right for 9-10...

My CAAD9 has been treating me right for 9-10 years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,485
Posted By Banzai

And yet doesn’t require the consumer to go to...

And yet doesn’t require the consumer to go to measures like those commonly prescribed for BB30 in order to get satisfactory results.

Also, you are oversimplifying in your effort to create an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,485
Posted By Banzai

BB30 was always a solution in search of a...

BB30 was always a solution in search of a problem. But the solution to press fit bottom bracket creak is a threaded bottom bracket.

I have a BB30 bike, and did all the work with loctite and curing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 34,767
Posted By Banzai

Dick breaks are the answer to braking problems on...

Dick breaks are the answer to braking problems on CF rims, if we’re talking about nice road bikes that really never see crap conditions.

However, since my nice road bike has alloy rims, and also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By Banzai

Tire sizing madness

I know it's been hashed out before, but it still drives me bonkers.

The accepted wisdom anymore seems to be that 25mm is the "sweet spot" for performance, the place where rolling resistance gains...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,615
Posted By Banzai

The tire should deform under your weight. If it...

The tire should deform under your weight. If it doesn’t, the pressure is too high. Proper tire deformation contributes to lower rolling resistance than a tire that is hard as a rock.
08-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,632
Posted By Banzai

I don't get this bike. The HT angle and...

I don't get this bike.

The HT angle and fork offset are well within "normal" for a typical road or cross bike. How is this "optimized" for front cargo, aside from the fact that it 1) has mounts...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,577
Posted By Banzai

Probably because this is just about the slowest...

Probably because this is just about the slowest sub-forum here. I think the only one that's slower is "Fixed Gear Freestyle" or whatever the heck it is.

This fat bike fad might be about to...
04-23-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,813
Posted By Banzai

Unless you’re talking about the geometry...

Unless you’re talking about the geometry challenges inherent in very small frames, the whole “women specific” thing was always marketing. They do up charge nicely for it though, don’t they?

Most...
07-25-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,456
Posted By Banzai

It’s getting better. Still only one...

It’s getting better. Still only one studded/winter tire I’ve found, and the primary reason I would convert would be to clear better winter tires.
07-17-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,861
Posted By Banzai

Talking about the very minor energy loss from...

Talking about the very minor energy loss from frame flex regarding city bikes where one soft-pedals around town at a leisurely and non-sweat-inducing pace is silly. It’s just not a real factor.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,615
Posted By Banzai

This is where an indoor trainer can help. ...

This is where an indoor trainer can help.

Usually I start guys with their heel on the pedal, knee locked out, at the bottom of the pedal extension (roughly aligned with the seat tube.) That gets...
02-21-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,012,891
Posted By Banzai

T-Mar, I gotta ask... What is it that drives...

T-Mar, I gotta ask...

What is it that drives you to make these serial number database collections? Not that I don't find the threads both informative and full of nice pictures...

That's not...
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