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10-28-21, 04:52 AM
10-28-21, 04:46 AM
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Views: 102
Posted By shelbyfv

What's interesting?:foo:

What's interesting?:foo:
10-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By shelbyfv

"Splurge" and get new tape. You know some random...

"Splurge" and get new tape. You know some random stranger's sweaty hands have been all over that tape. Not to mention pee hands and snot hands....
10-27-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By shelbyfv

"Super aggressive?" You get more spokes with the...

"Super aggressive?" You get more spokes with the Devinci.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By shelbyfv

You might look at 3/4, AKA knickers. They cover...

You might look at 3/4, AKA knickers. They cover your knees w/o being as warm as full tights. Women I ride with like them.
10-27-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By shelbyfv

+1, excellent advice.:thumb:

+1, excellent advice.:thumb:
10-27-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By shelbyfv

After pondering other threads on gearing, it just...

After pondering other threads on gearing, it just doesnt make any sense to get rid of the front triple. A bike report I read had a bike with a 34 front and 12 gears in the cluster. The reason it...
10-27-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if, since you've been riding for a year...

Seems as if, since you've been riding for a year and still only up to 15 miles, you may have untapped potential. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1217254-thoughts-my-potential-cycling-2.html ...
10-26-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By shelbyfv

Allowed? Heck yeah, even has its own forum...

Allowed? Heck yeah, even has its own forum section! https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-racing/
10-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By shelbyfv

And the Troll thread makes it to 14 pages....

And the Troll thread makes it to 14 pages....
10-26-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, the cable spec is mentioned several times in...

Yes, the cable spec is mentioned several times in the instructions. https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RARD001/DM-RARD001-04-ENG.pdf :thumb:
10-25-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,963
Posted By shelbyfv

Think of it as a public service by bike...

Think of it as a public service by bike designers. ;) This thread and many others show that when it comes to bike fit, folks will do stupid stuff. Since bikes come with cranks sized appropriately...
10-25-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By shelbyfv

Bummer, just can't get a break, can you? You...

Bummer, just can't get a break, can you? You must have really offended the Wheel Gods.:(
10-25-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By shelbyfv

Oh well, cool to see the innards anyway. Guess...

Oh well, cool to see the innards anyway. Guess you could try banging it on the workbench a time or two.:foo:
10-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By shelbyfv

And then there is...

And then there is this....:roflmao:https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241058-help-me-find-bike-short-person-4-11-5-0-a.html
10-25-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By shelbyfv

This. "Gravel" here is dirt roads that may even...

This. "Gravel" here is dirt roads that may even be graded once a year. No comparison to the rocky stuff I see in other areas. Even so, there are washouts, accumulations of loose dirt, creek...
10-25-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By shelbyfv

Good advice.:thumb: A visit to the bike shop is...

Good advice.:thumb: A visit to the bike shop is in order if you want to continue with cycling. Running and walking are also good exercise and don't involve any mechanical apparatus.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By shelbyfv

I have one made from Alpaca. Can be hard to find...

I have one made from Alpaca. Can be hard to find but a very comfy alternative to regular wool. Also, if you truly have a giant head and can't get a fit, you might try fashioning something by...
10-25-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,963
Posted By shelbyfv

Surely this can't be true. Got some real bike fit...

Surely this can't be true. Got some real bike fit experts posting here, with the bikes to prove it.;)
10-24-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By shelbyfv

The Core comes with the 1.8mm spacer you need for...

The Core comes with the 1.8mm spacer you need for 8/9/10. Either SRAM or Shimano 8/9/10 cassettes will work.
10-24-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By shelbyfv

From your description, it should be much tighter...

From your description, it should be much tighter than it was. In fact, I doubt you would strip it using a multi-tool. If you aren't confident, go by a shop, let them torque it with a wrench and get...
10-24-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb:This is likely the source of confusion. ...

:thumb:This is likely the source of confusion. Check the frame and see if has the word "Technium" on it anywhere.
10-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 684
Posted By shelbyfv

OP could also consider converting Wally to single...

OP could also consider converting Wally to single speed. Provide more of a challenge for him and lose some marginally functional chunks of metal at the same time.
10-24-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 684
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder if this is not a wife or domestic...

I wonder if this is not a wife or domestic partner. OP was only willing to commit to $250 for his BSO but has a budget of $600-$700 for her. Maybe not his money he's eager to spend.:twitchy:
10-24-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 684
Posted By shelbyfv

Folks ride with slower partners pretty regularly,...

Folks ride with slower partners pretty regularly, not a unique situation. If you want to continue having enjoyable rides with your slower partner, then you need to slow down. Easy to do and costs...
10-24-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe a warranty replacement frame, could be used...

Maybe a warranty replacement frame, could be used with any component level.
10-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By shelbyfv

I expect lots of folks have used Garmins over...

I expect lots of folks have used Garmins over many years and iterations and are accustomed to their ways. But, if starting afresh, I suggest searching out the setup and route download instructions...
10-24-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By shelbyfv

Thinking Walmart may now have stores in...

Thinking Walmart may now have stores in Manila.:foo:
10-23-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 452
Posted By shelbyfv

It was the whine that included "ineffably." I'm a...

It was the whine that included "ineffably." I'm a sucker for fancy words!:thumb:
10-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 452
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if your post #7 was the one that...

Seems as if your post #7 was the one that derailed this thread. Not sure why you are posting in "Mechanics" anyway.:foo:
10-23-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By shelbyfv

This sounds right, same as always.:foo:

This sounds right, same as always.:foo:
10-23-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By shelbyfv

Great choice! Buy one or two and report back. ...

Great choice! Buy one or two and report back. :thumb:
10-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By shelbyfv

Normally, three is fine. If you find it takes...

Normally, three is fine. If you find it takes you too long to get places, it won't hurt to try four.
Forum: Foo
10-22-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,280
Posted By shelbyfv

Gotta hand it to airports- when you're scheduled...

Gotta hand it to airports- when you're scheduled to leave it's unlikely you'll still be around a week later....:rolleyes:
10-22-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 452
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe the mods could step in and remove posts...

Maybe the mods could step in and remove posts that are irrelevant to this OP....:rolleyes:
10-22-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By shelbyfv

I haven't noticed any difference with mine, still...

I haven't noticed any difference with mine, still aggravating to replace the rear wheel and hard to avoid greasy hands.:rolleyes: The ones with a clutch may be different.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By shelbyfv

Sup Larry! We all wondered where you went,...

Sup Larry! We all wondered where you went, though a couple of the others have resurfaced in your absence.;) Bummer about your horrific injury, just when you were making good progress toward...
10-21-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By shelbyfv

Good to know! Would love to hear how the seller...

Good to know! Would love to hear how the seller came upon the cache of NOS.
10-21-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 12,210
Posted By shelbyfv

"Seems" is the key. Your extensively detailed...

"Seems" is the key. Your extensively detailed "findings" appear to be purely subjective, certainly no power measurement. Not to mention the extensively detailed string of ill fitting bikes. You...
10-21-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,148
Posted By shelbyfv

The Wahoo computers pair with a phone to...

The Wahoo computers pair with a phone to facilitate set up. They do not need to be paired while riding, though you lose a couple of "features." However, IME, the Wahoo app uses very little phone...
10-21-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By shelbyfv

FWIW, nice piece about Velocity on the Radavist....

FWIW, nice piece about Velocity on the Radavist. https://theradavist.com/2021/10/manufacturing-with-passion-velocity-usas-grand-rapids-wheel-factory/
10-21-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are buying the frame and fork directly...

If you are buying the frame and fork directly from Lynskey, the axles and headset are included. If from a third party, should be easy to ask. Nice frame, I'd love to have one.:thumb:
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10-20-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By shelbyfv

Are you sure the frame doesn't come with the thru...

Are you sure the frame doesn't come with the thru axles? Check RAP if you do need them. https://robertaxleproject.com/
10-20-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By shelbyfv

Good info, will pass along to my guitarist...

Good info, will pass along to my guitarist friends.:thumb:
10-20-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. This has happened to a few guys I ride with...

Yep. This has happened to a few guys I ride with and there was a discussion here a couple of years ago. Long story short, like cassettes, the proper torque is higher than "feels good to me." Hard...
10-19-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By shelbyfv

IIRC from the other thread, these are new hubs OP...

IIRC from the other thread, these are new hubs OP disassembled.
10-19-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 541
Posted By shelbyfv

Bummer, appears they are still noisy.

Bummer, appears they are still noisy.
10-19-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,829
Posted By shelbyfv

That bike fits your friend a lot better than it...

That bike fits your friend a lot better than it ever fit you. No longer looks bizarre. Thanks! :thumb:
10-19-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By shelbyfv

Googled it. The presumed scammer was Eric Hites,...

Googled it. The presumed scammer was Eric Hites, "Fat Guy Across America." Apparently he has given up cycling and now weighs in at 700#....
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,884
Posted By shelbyfv

It's difficult to sanction a public employee for...

It's difficult to sanction a public employee for incompetence but it's very easy to do so for violation of "standards of conduct" or whatever the government entity calls it. Public employees are...
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