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01-26-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Iride01

Check the lock ring on the center lock brakes. ...

Check the lock ring on the center lock brakes. Both of mine were loose after the first year of use on my 2020 Tarmac. The rear more than the front.
11-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,494
Posted By Bald Paul

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about...

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about this.
10-03-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've had the same tape on some of my vintage rims...

I've had the same tape on some of my vintage rims for close to 40 years.
10-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had Velox rim tape go for the duration of...

I've had Velox rim tape go for the duration of the rim and have enough stick to do the replacement rim just fine. So maybe 10 years and 10,000 miles plus however long it last on the next. I would...
10-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By KerryIrons

How long is a piece of string? Wouldn't the...

How long is a piece of string? Wouldn't the answer depend on a whole bunch of variables? Like the brand of rim tape, the brand of rim, the pressure of the tires, etc. etc.? This spring I had a...
10-03-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Barry2

Rim tape on tubeless only lasts til it leaks. ...

Rim tape on tubeless only lasts til it leaks.

Buddy just took a nail, it scratched the tape narrowly missing a spoke hole.
I haven’t considered this previously. It’s another great reason to carry...
10-03-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By smd4

Theoretically, it could last forever.

Theoretically, it could last forever.
10-03-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By 10 Wheels

25 years.

25 years.
09-20-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By bikemike73

If it has only happened since you put on the new...

If it has only happened since you put on the new chain, I would deduct it is the chain.
The links might be slightly " bowed out" causing the noise on the FD.
This happened to me with the sram 830...
09-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By tFUnK

I speculate the chain is rubbing against the FD...

I speculate the chain is rubbing against the FD cage in some use cases.
09-19-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By SalsaShark

Disc brake rotors will sometimes rub the pads...

Disc brake rotors will sometimes rub the pads when riding hard out of the saddle, and throwing the bike back and forth. Might be worth a check of pad clearance and caliper alignment
09-19-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By FBinNY

IMO there is absolutely no excuse for derailleur...

IMO there is absolutely no excuse for derailleur systems not having some kind of fine tuning system. Doesn't matter where; derailleur, lever, or frame boss, but no adjustment makes achieving perfect...
09-19-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Crankycrank

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs...

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs an adjustment since it could be the chain rubbing on it when you're putting down more power as the frame/cranks can flex slightly. Shift the...
08-31-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By DaveSSS

SRAM AXS uses micro adjustments from the shift...

SRAM AXS uses micro adjustments from the shift levers to center the travel of the RD. The limit screws should backed out slightly before changing the adjustment. When you're satisfied with the...
08-30-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so you've replaced a couple of chains. What...

Ok, so you've replaced a couple of chains. What brand? Quick Link?

Can you reproduce the problem on the repair stand, or is it only while riding?

Tight links in the chain can create some...
08-30-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Der adjustments, worn rings, worn pulleys, bent...

Der adjustments, worn rings, worn pulleys, bent stuff, loose stuff. Just some of the possible causes.

BTW- As the cogs and chains have gotten thinner their wear rates do increase as well as the...
05-25-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Rolla

As long as you're greasing and tightening...

As long as you're greasing and tightening everything, go ahead and inspect the bars for cracks or damage.
05-25-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By fooferdoggie

this is one of the places a torque wrench makes a...

this is one of the places a torque wrench makes a difference as too tight can cause the creaks to get worse.
05-25-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a creak can come from the headset, too....

Such a creak can come from the headset, too. Generally a sealed bearing that chaffs against the cup.
Tightening the arrangement can do the trick, but an ill-fitting bearing will forever make noise.
05-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By noimagination

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new...

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new creak/click in the handlebar area, too, time to clean and re-grease it (as Salsa Shark advises, above).

Funny how new sounds creep in when the seasons...
05-25-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ThermionicScott

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.

Could be the brake lever clamps, too.
05-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By SalsaShark

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the...

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the stem faceplate, the bolts that fix the stem to the steerer tube, and the bolt that threads into the starnut (if an aluminum steerer). Make sure the...
11-04-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By indyfabz

Bloomburg.com doesn't usually write articles...

Bloomburg.com doesn't usually write articles about a fraud unless they are exposing a fraud, so it sounds legit:

Curated.com Review: A Service That Picks Right Sports Gear for You - Bloomberg...
11-04-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By Phil_gretz

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you...

(1) Not BBB accredited. If that tells you something...

curated.com | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile (bbb.org)...
02-15-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By bikejrff

That is a perfect repurpose of a crashed bike...

That is a perfect repurpose of a crashed bike that is still serviceable.
02-15-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By TMcDan78

I wouldn't trust the frame, or a shop telling you...

I wouldn't trust the frame, or a shop telling you it's OK to ride...even after replacing the obviously cosmetically damaged components. Sorry that my opinion is the more expensive route...but know...
02-15-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By Pratt

Seems to me that asking the question indicates...

Seems to me that asking the question indicates that you have already answered it, and you don't trust the frame.
02-15-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By TMcDan78

Adam, if you're not at fault, you need to require...

Adam, if you're not at fault, you need to require entire replacement of the bike. There is absolutely no way to guarantee the integrity of any part oft he bike following a collision with a motor...
02-14-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By jay4usc

. You guys still settled out of court even...

. You guys still settled out of court even though you recorded the inspection?
02-14-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By jay4usc

sorry to hear about your accident. I wouldn’t...

sorry to hear about your accident. I wouldn’t risk it with a carbon bike bc if something snaps while going down hill it will be another painful accident. Sell the frame and buy a new one. Sell it as...
02-13-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By tkamd73

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a...

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a carbon frame forever, carbon fiber pretty much does have an infinite life, the resins bonding the carbon fibers, not so much. Time is still the enemy....
02-13-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By Bald Paul

If you got the information on the driver that hit...

If you got the information on the driver that hit you, get a lawyer. Put in a claim against his insurance for a new frame. If they balk at paying for a frame, just use the "pain and suffering" payout...
02-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By tkamd73

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah,...

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah, he did crash it, and they do fail.
Tim
02-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By tkamd73

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you...

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you should hang that frame on the wall, for all to admire, and replace it. Crash or no crash.
Tim
02-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By bruce19

Whenever I've considered buying a used CF this is...

Whenever I've considered buying a used CF this is an issue for me. I have nothing against CF except for cost. But, I would have a better chance at detecting damage in a metal frame. My ability to see...
02-13-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By rubiksoval

I've crashed my Felt AR probably a dozen times,...

I've crashed my Felt AR probably a dozen times, but none of them were impacts (though I guess you could call flipping down the road a bit of an impact), which has the potential to greatly change...
02-13-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By cjenrick

not worth the risk of another hospital visit, 60...

not worth the risk of another hospital visit, 60 k is good enuff for one frame, Sean Kelly use to get a new frame every month, but that was a Vitus he was riding. i did a hill jam last summer on my...
02-12-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By bmcer

In the park a few block from where I live, there...

In the park a few block from where I live, there are some speed bumps rumored to be part of the nearby Siskiyou range. Last May, I wasn't paying the attention I should have and hit one of these...
02-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By scott967

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect...

Regardless of the actual condition, I suspect after an experience like that it would help your confidence to have a new frameset.

scott s.
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02-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a shop and we have a policy about...

I work in a shop and we have a policy about qualifying frame damage. There is no way to assure the owner the frame has not sustained damage that is hidden. My personal experience with carbon has...
02-12-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By cbrstar

Are the bars carbon fiber? If the shifters were...

Are the bars carbon fiber? If the shifters were damaged I'd be concerned about damage under the tape or under the stem.
02-12-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad you are alright -- apparently well...

I'm glad you are alright -- apparently well enough to consider riding again.

It's pretty standard for a shop to not be able to guarantee a carbon fiber frame's integrity after something like this,...
02-12-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,211
Posted By Iride01

An opinion is just going to be that, an opinion....

An opinion is just going to be that, an opinion. It may reassure you, but it won't tell you if anything is wrong with the frame that can't be seen. To do that will take some very expensive testing....
01-14-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By Germany_chris

We all react differently..what you call a win...

We all react differently..what you call a win some will call a fail, it's a personality thing.

Some folks want to go fast others want to smell the roses, some want to wrench others want a...
01-14-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By bruce19

On July 24th 2013 I crashed and broke my neck....

On July 24th 2013 I crashed and broke my neck. Had C1 & C2 fused. Eight days in hospital and two 5-hr operations. Was back on the bike by that November.
01-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By pdlamb

Lesson learned from riding bicycles: You take...

Lesson learned from riding bicycles: You take what the road gives you, and keep the wheels turning the best you can.

It should be obvious; let your body heal. When you can ride again, ride as...
01-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^This. There are few to no crashes that...

^^^This. There are few to no crashes that couldn't have been prevented or mitigated by the cyclist in some way. Analyzing the incident is where to start. Figure out what you can do to prevent it from...
01-14-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting. What I gather from all this is...

Interesting.

What I gather from all this is that most riders sustain some mental damage, and most get over it mostly.

Take the mental damage seriously, might be my advice. Don't let it stop you...
01-14-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By Germany_chris

I've been it 4 times twice by drunk drivers, once...

I've been it 4 times twice by drunk drivers, once by an inattentive driver, and once by a delivery van I treated all as NBD and was generally shopping within and week.
01-14-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By jgwilliams

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a...

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a crash last year that smashed my collar bone fairly comprehensively - no other vehicle involved, though. I was very keen to get back on the bike and...
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