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02-02-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 877
Posted By Eric F

Looking specifically at the intersection posted...

Looking specifically at the intersection posted by the OP...There are pedestrian buttons. Roll up the ramp, hit the button, roll down the ramp, and cross when the light turns green. If that doesn't...
02-02-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 266
Posted By cyccommute

Itís no harder to look after 14 bikes than it is...

Itís no harder to look after 14 bikes than it is to look after one. Bicycles donít need as much cleaning and fiddling as many people think they do. As I said, I do almost zero maintenance on all...
02-02-23, 12:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By zandoval

Larry... Really... You know this! Cross...

Larry... Really... You know this!

Cross Chaining Is Bad. It's not Disastrous, But it's bad.

When I am cross chaining, and yes I do, it is mostly because I was to lazy or unobservant to get into...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,083
Posted By mschwett

even with the "base" frame, it's pretty easy to...

even with the "base" frame, it's pretty easy to build a 14.5lb aethos, ready to ride. ultegra and nothing exotic, similar to the stock "pro" bike. will you notice a bike that's 12% or 2lb lighter...
02-01-23, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Leisesturm

Be at peace. They will never allow that thing to...

Be at peace. They will never allow that thing to be sold in the U.S. Because in only a few months of early adoption it would become clear that what is really killing cyclists are ultra-large pickups...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,217
Posted By mstateglfr

Since its only a penny's worth of thoughts, here...

Since its only a penny's worth of thoughts, here they are in no particular order.

- Pinarello's site is terrible. The lack of useful info is shocking to see in 2023. My guess is they think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,217
Posted By Eric F

It's time to be done with black (IMO, YMMV)...

It's time to be done with black (IMO, YMMV)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,083
Posted By asgelle

I would trust the Cyclingtips review more than...

I would trust the Cyclingtips review more than any single owner. https://cyclingtips.com/2020/10/specialized-s-works-aethos-shuns-aero-embraces-low-weight-and-ride-quality/ After all James has...
01-30-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By livedarklions

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear...

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear at all right up to the point of no return which unexpected I should expect. You have almost no time to consider your options, and they are usually...
01-30-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By tomato coupe

Everyone in prison claims they're innocent.

Everyone in prison claims they're innocent.
01-30-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Koyote

You weren't banned for 'debating.' You were...

You weren't banned for 'debating.' You were banned because a moderator told you to leave the thread and yet you continued 'debating.' Big difference.

Seems like this thread is designed to get you...
01-30-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
Posted By fooferdoggie

Yes homekit has it built in on my iphone. its not...

Yes homekit has it built in on my iphone. its not perfect but it works. I had a different setup that I found really reliable but it started having issues with the hub. you can also use siri to unlock...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,083
Posted By mschwett

iíve been riding the SW aethos for around a year...

iíve been riding the SW aethos for around a year and 6k miles. i wanted one for quite a while but wasnít really sold on the s-works version until 12 speed dura ace came out, at which point i thought...
01-30-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By pdlamb

Both are good products, so don't obsess over it. ...

Both are good products, so don't obsess over it. Buy whatever is easiest to find or least expensive. If, as you indicate, both are available and priced the same, flip a coin.
01-30-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By PeteHski

Do you not find it a bit ironic that you are on...

Do you not find it a bit ironic that you are on the one hand defending "traditional" bike fit methods while attempting to re-invent how saddle set-back is defined? I don't think the way bike fitting...
01-29-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By KerryIrons

Quick answer: no.

Quick answer: no.
01-29-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By HillRider

Probably two reasons why the improperly built...

Probably two reasons why the improperly built wheel held up as long as it did:

1. You didn't ride it much. Only 50 to 100 miles/year plus one long ride. Not that many total miles
2. It was a...
01-29-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By tyrion

No idea how you'd mount a rotor to the drive side...

No idea how you'd mount a rotor to the drive side (maybe zip ties?). Most experienced riders remove the spoke protecter disc because it's not needed if you adjust your rear derailleur properly.
01-28-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By FBinNY

Whether they're OK or toast, they're still OK...

Whether they're OK or toast, they're still OK enough to use at least until you source a replacement, if not longer.

I'd finish the job, see how it feels and ride it until you feel you no longer...
01-28-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By cyccommute

It’s a glycol…likely propylene glycol. It has...

It’s a glycol…likely propylene glycol. It has virtually no vapor pressure so it won’t evaporate. It can wash off the outside but the propylene glycol dissolves into the rubber which won’t wash off....
01-27-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By genejockey

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my...

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my Canyon came with, for example, comes from a good company (Selle Italia), but 10 miles on it was torture. It was built for somebody else's bum. But...
01-27-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By austinbikebill

Thanks for all the quick responses. But boy,...

Thanks for all the quick responses.

But boy, did I ever screw up in my subject line.

I have a 5x2 drivetrain (5 sprockets on the cassette, 2 chainrings on the crankset).

I was trying to make...
01-27-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By dedhed

Chain on top step on pedal

Chain on top step on pedal
01-26-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in...

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in the tire trying to shift rotationally around the wheel. The tube, however, is trapped in place by that pesky valve. So the tire shifts around...
01-26-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By SurferRosa

I use the same $8 Sears socket set that my dad...

I use the same $8 Sears socket set that my dad gave me when I was 10 years old, which is kind of cool. I think it's the only physical thing I have from him (RIP).

I've only added one socket, which...
01-26-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By himespau

I'd tend to trust the device that was actually...

I'd tend to trust the device that was actually there rather than the software that calculated speed based on GPS positioning estimated elevation (to account for distance changes that don't happen in...
01-25-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By Gresp15C

I've noticed that those reflectors are quite...

I've noticed that those reflectors are quite noticeable from a distance at night when I'm driving my car. I'll never discourage anyone from leaving a safety feature on their bike.
01-25-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,416
Posted By KerryIrons

Over many decades (some) people have argued that...

Over many decades (some) people have argued that "leverage" is somehow a magical number to be superimposed on gear ratio. It's not. Crank length studies abound and none have shown anything other...
01-23-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My WAG is that your current position is a little...

My WAG is that your current position is a little different, and different in such a way that some muscles that you used to use aren't getting hit and thus you transfer the load to your quads. For me,...
01-23-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By livedarklions

I'm fast mashing at 50.

I'm fast mashing at 50.
01-23-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By njkayaker

I wasn’t suggesting that the GPS might be a...

I wasn’t suggesting that the GPS might be a problem.

Other people were.

I was just saying looking at the track would be the easy way of seeing if GPS was a problem. Any GPS issue that would...
01-23-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By MoAlpha

I don't have much confidence that any rate of...

I don't have much confidence that any rate of death or injury is going to produce serious regulation in this area. Scary as the prospect may be, I see greater vehicle autonomy as the best hope of...
01-23-23, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By HelpSingularity

Just carefully wipe off the excess grease and...

Just carefully wipe off the excess grease and ride. If they blow up, which more than likely won't, lesson learned and move on. Lots of fish (pedals) in the sea (marketplace).
01-22-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By John Valuk

I think that when the package states, 'For tap...

I think that when the package states, 'For tap sizes #0-1/2"', it is referring to the size of the holes that the taps would be used for - and not to the square shank sizes. So, as small as a tap for...
01-21-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By KerryIrons

Baby powder works too. Dust the tire (and the...

Baby powder works too. Dust the tire (and the tube) before mounting. With enough pressure it should snap into place when you pump it up.
01-21-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on the specific derailleur and the...

Depends on the specific derailleur and the specific shifter you are using
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By Lombard

^^^This.^^^ I get less than one flat per year in...

^^^This.^^^ I get less than one flat per year in my 3000-3500 miles per year of riding with butyl tubes.

I remember a club ride I was on where I was forced to hit a pothole with both tires...
01-18-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Before throwing more $ at this bike I would...

Before throwing more $ at this bike I would suggest letting someone with more experience have a look at it. Not because the bike isn't worth much but more to the hope of only replacing/fixing what's...
01-17-23, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By tomato coupe

Polished components will be re-introduced by all...

Polished components will be re-introduced by all the major manufacturers (Shimano, SRAM, Campy/Gucci, and Amazon) in the spring of 2034. You heard it here first.
01-17-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By beng1

First long ride on alleged 1/8" chainwheel

For safety's sake, I thought I would put a single-speed specific front chainwheel on my Schwinn "LeToaster", I thought if it fit the chain better than using the chainwheel off my old 12-speed...
01-16-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,803
Posted By Germany_chris

I have a drinking problem, bikes aren't the cause.

I have a drinking problem, bikes aren't the cause.
01-16-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By cyccommute

When I was about 17 and my little brother was...

When I was about 17 and my little brother was about 15, he got the wild hair idea of building a super go-cart from a basket case motorcycle. He would use the engine and transmission in a frame he...
01-14-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By maddog34

are you SURE that "two are missing" ? there MUST...

are you SURE that "two are missing" ? there MUST be space between the bearing balls for them to roll correctly...... ;-)
01-14-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By oldbobcat

It might be that changing the back angle was...

It might be that changing the back angle was calling into play muscles your body hadn't had the time to learn to use. There's a acclimatization period that goes with any change in posture.
01-14-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By livedarklions

It's all fun and games until the armed UCI agents...

It's all fun and games until the armed UCI agents start pounding down your door.
01-14-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Freewheels are too cheap to worry about- Replace...

Freewheels are too cheap to worry about- Replace it.
And yes to your question. The unworn chain is a greater mismatch to your worn cogs than a worn chain....
01-14-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By ThermionicScott

Time for a new freewheel. The amount of wear...

Time for a new freewheel. The amount of wear needed to make it skip can be pretty subtle.
01-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By dedhed

Define "lot". Do you have a clue what the vendor...

Define "lot". Do you have a clue what the vendor sold you?

Just put them in. It's a pedal going 100 RPM with minimal load, not an F1 car
01-14-23, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure we need to be posting links to...

I'm not sure we need to be posting links to scammers websites for them. They pay people to do that
01-13-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By rccardr

Could be wax. Same thing happens to one of my...

Could be wax. Same thing happens to one of my bikes when it gets wet, goes away when it dries.
I think it was the wax I used on it when restoring.
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