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02-02-23, 01:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By SurferRosa

When the front shifter and/or front derailleur...

When the front shifter and/or front derailleur stop working properly, don't disassemble them and try to correct the problem. Instead, live with it and ask bikeforums how to use the bike as it wasn't...
01-27-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,435
Posted By SkinGriz

I heard a statement once I’ll attempt to...

I heard a statement once I’ll attempt to paraphrase.

The narcissism of petty differences.

As to the rotor direction. I would bet it doesn’t matter as long as it lines up with the caliper.
01-24-23, 02:47 AM
01-23-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By veganbikes

I would certainly not use galvanized cables for...

I would certainly not use galvanized cables for anything on any bike. Polished stainless cables are the way to go. Using good quality cables and housing means they will hold up better but more...
01-22-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By bboy314

These levers are short pull, so would work with...

These levers are short pull, so would work with “road” disc brakes, such as TRP Spyres or Avid bb7 (road version).
01-20-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By cyccommute

Oh, come on. That is totally unrealistic.

Oh, come on. That is totally unrealistic.
01-09-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Trakhak

OP's opening sentence (in General Cycling, mind...

OP's opening sentence (in General Cycling, mind you): "In recent years there's been an increase in tire clearance for drop bar bikes."

Show of hands: who immediately concluded the reference was to...
01-06-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By Rolla

Not if you step away from the Internet and those...

Not if you step away from the Internet and those who shape their lives around its content. There are plenty of "just for fun" rides and riders, and lots of happy folks enjoying their low-tech...
12-29-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,541
Posted By livedarklions

Absolutely, and also not what other people think...

Absolutely, and also not what other people think SHOULD work for you.
12-20-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Rolla

The whole design has been a bit controversial...

The whole design has been a bit controversial (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/products/whats-going-on-with-specializeds-welds), but I doubt that what you're seeing is a "fold" in the metal; it looks...
12-01-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,067
Posted By tempocyclist

I guess "Man in his 50's dies after failing to...

I guess "Man in his 50's dies after failing to seek medical attention for chest pain" is a less clickbait worthy article title...
11-15-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,604
Posted By livedarklions

Compared to what? LaGuardia has two runways. ...

Compared to what? LaGuardia has two runways.

BTW, I think the solution here is obvious, just put a bike lane on each of the runways.
10-11-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By HTupolev

Why are your non-cycling shorts so short?

Why are your non-cycling shorts so short?
10-11-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By livedarklions

I like bananas because they have no bones.

I like bananas because they have no bones.
08-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By 79pmooney

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or...

It seems to me that you could run any IGH or single speed hub in a vertically dropped CF frame if you used a simple tensioner. Or a rear derailleur locked in one position. I haven't done this but I...
08-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By ThermionicScott

Time to take out the tube and find the leak with...

Time to take out the tube and find the leak with a bucket or sinkful of water. None of our guessing, however close, will fix it. :)
07-27-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,656
Posted By Hermes

Word. I was going to post something but the...

Word.

I was going to post something but the above says it all for me.
07-26-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,656
Posted By Iride01

I don't think I train either! I too just...

I don't think I train either!

I too just ride for the exercise. However some people think that since I look at my stats and mentally develop a plan to better my time for certain segments and the...
07-19-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,851
Posted By bruce19

I don't know why you would expect anyone else to...

I don't know why you would expect anyone else to tell you what you SHOULD ride. I have 6 bikes and they have either steel, CF or AL frames. I enjoy each for what it is. FWIW I'm 76 and weigh 190 lbs....
06-08-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By GhostRider62

Several things usually help 1. Stiff soles ...

Several things usually help

1. Stiff soles
2. Sufficiently wide toe box
3. Mount the cleats as far rearward as possible, if not using clipless, use wide platform pedals.
4. Insoles...
05-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Retro Grouch

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. ...

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-03-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,933
Posted By livedarklions

This all stems from a misunderstanding/typo. ...

This all stems from a misunderstanding/typo. There was a cork manufacturer named Farbon, and it was a well-known fact in the wine industry that Farbon corks would disintegrate after about 3 years.
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,400
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

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:beer:
03-20-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By wolfchild

The age of the tires and the exposure to weather...

The age of the tires and the exposure to weather is what's causing the tire casing to split. Looks like the tires are old worn out and need to be replaced
03-02-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By WhyFi

This isn't an answer to your question, but... ...

This isn't an answer to your question, but...

If your kid needs training wheels to operate a pedal bike, I wouldn't even go this route. Skip the training wheels and go with a balance bike, or a...
02-23-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,591
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, as stated above, probably will not be a...

IMO, as stated above, probably will not be a problem, but the dropouts may need to be re-aligned. I have cold set 2 steel frames, one from 126 to 130, and one from 120 to 130. The latter is a Fuji...
10-19-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By cyccommute

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are...

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are check valves that only allow air flow in one direction. Schrader valves have to be held open to fill. Any hissing is air being lost from the hose and...
10-06-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,610
Posted By kaos joe

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear...

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear wheel and the "little" QR skewer held the wheel on just fine until I got home.
09-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,575
Posted By Maelochs

Um .... yeash .... if I had known you were the...

Um .... yeash .... if I had known you were the Stephen Hawking osf toting stuff ...

The guy asks about a bag. Maybe he wants advice .... about a bag? How could we possibly know?

I carry...
09-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. Unless or until you gain enough experience...

Yes. Unless or until you gain enough experience to realize that you want to change. Ride what you can reasonably afford and keep it in its best mechanical condition. The rest you will learn on...
05-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,799
Posted By tkamd73

So reading this entire thread, impressive novel...

So reading this entire thread, impressive novel VintageSchwinn, it would seem to me, that the cheap entity rides the 25 dollar bike, whilst the frugal one rides the 15 year old, 1000 dollar bike....
05-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,039
Posted By cb400bill

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just...

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just like suspensions, helps WalMart sell those bikes. It really doesn't matter to WalMart whether these items are beneficial or not.
10-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,302
Posted By 10 Wheels

22 rides at average of 92.5 miles from my home....

22 rides at average of 92.5 miles from my home. When I was a Young 68 y/o
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10-06-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,811
Posted By indyfabz

I was fortunate to have a short day that day, so...

I was fortunate to have a short day that day, so I had time to sit and enjoy it.
09-23-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By Koyote

Gary in NJ : Sounds like you are doing fine. ...

Gary in NJ : Sounds like you are doing fine.

For short steep climbs (worst I've done is 37% for a couple hundred feet), I will stand up and power my way to the top. For long moderate climbs (some...
09-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 23,981
Posted By indyfabz

Seems to be a new one from a noob every day. I...

Seems to be a new one from a noob every day. I smell socks.
07-27-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By bruce19

Or just bi-cyclists.

Or just bi-cyclists.
01-16-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,547
Posted By livedarklions

So, when you ride, are you followed by a scribe...

So, when you ride, are you followed by a scribe recording everything? Scrolls, or it didn't happen.
12-04-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By ThermionicScott

22tpi, almost 900 grams each, not sure why anyone...

22tpi, almost 900 grams each, not sure why anyone would be surprised that it's a slow tire. Heck, they are barely lighter than the studded tires I use in the winter! :twitchy:
05-26-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,711
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just exactly what is a neutrino’s half life? And...

Just exactly what is a neutrino’s half life? And doesn’t that potentially go on for a very long time? Half, then half of half, then half of a quarter, and on and on.

Just saying...
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