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07-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 354
Posted By bwilli88

I live in Cambodia and ride mostly Shimano hubs,...

I live in Cambodia and ride mostly Shimano hubs, My favorite are Ultegra Road.
I just keep them well cleaned and grease them every so often.
Here is my bike from one of those rides. The first one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,563
Posted By Eric F

With the supertuck banned, I would not be...

With the supertuck banned, I would not be surprised at all to see dropper posts start showing up on pro bikes...for about 3.6 seconds, until UCI bans those, too.



That didn't go quite as you...
06-28-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,872
Posted By Koyote

At this point, I'm pretty sure I could shave...

At this point, I'm pretty sure I could shave 10-12 ounces just by getting a haircut.
06-28-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,872
Posted By Troul

Bicycle Weight Matters

Bicycle Weight Matters
06-28-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,872
Posted By canadian deacon

Does this bike make me look fat?

Does this bike make me look fat?
06-27-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By wolfchild

I bet OP seen a bike with 27.5 wheels and 3.8...

I bet OP seen a bike with 27.5 wheels and 3.8 inch tires and he thought that it was a 29'er...
06-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By indyfabz

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/2...

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/270/534/665.jpg
06-23-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I throw kittens. Works great.

I throw kittens. Works great.
06-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By livedarklions

So basically, you've constructed a rack that...

So basically, you've constructed a rack that looks like a prop from Gilligan's Island?
06-18-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,608
Posted By gringomojado

If you are a "fad-follower", you made the right...

If you are a "fad-follower", you made the right decision!
gm
06-18-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,608
Posted By Koyote

Umm, no. You will be cross-chained more in a 1X...

Umm, no. You will be cross-chained more in a 1X setup than in a 2X set up. But itís nothing to worry about. Just keep an eye on chain wear.
06-15-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,241
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Whatís wrong with buying a used part and...

Whatís wrong with buying a used part and installing it yourself?
06-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,241
Posted By gringomojado

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and...

Back in the day, we fixed our own bikes, and cars. Neither was too complicated, and were more reliable!
gm
06-14-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,268
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pumped up rock hard is fine for 23’s. 90 should...

Pumped up rock hard is fine for 23’s. 90 should be excessive for 32’s, the whole point of bigger tires is to run them softer. But if you’re not really checking pressure or you ride through potholes …
06-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,268
Posted By cxwrench

90psi in 32mm tires!?! That's way over inflated....

90psi in 32mm tires!?! That's way over inflated. 60-70 would be the max unless you weigh a ton.
06-14-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Rolla

There isnít a $10 floor pump made thatís worth...

There isnít a $10 floor pump made thatís worth even half that. Spend a little and get a Topeak JB or a Specialized. Buy once, cry once.

YouTube is full of videos about using tubes. Hereís one now:...
06-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,249
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I found 2x10 vs 1x11 to be a near tossup on my...

I found 2x10 vs 1x11 to be a near tossup on my MTB. But the 11-46 SLX HG cassette I used is one of the heaviest around I think.

I just use a roadbike for gravel personally. 3x9, 30mm tires,...
06-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By pstock

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and...

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and Voila! problem solved. (not suprisingly. the spec sheet says it'll handle 32t and Lo and Behold, it does!)
she's shifting very nicely.

I will now...
06-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,249
Posted By 79pmooney

Actually, 1X is just a sign of the demise of...

Actually, 1X is just a sign of the demise of education. No one does higher math in their head any more. Or even on paper. 2 X 11 require multiplication to figure out the number of combos and a...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By kaos joe

not an issue. one piece of advice, when the...

not an issue.

one piece of advice, when the shed exoskeletons are thick on the ground, DO NOT line up a hundred of them on the hood of your wife's car. it does not go well.
04-13-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By cb400bill

I, and my bike mechanic friend, have a terrible...

I, and my bike mechanic friend, have a terrible time installing Continental Grand Prix 5000 (Handmade in Germany) onto my Mavic Open Sport rims. Some combos just are tougher than others. Country of...
04-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By 2_i

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The...

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The usual problems in getting the beads have to do with skills of the operator who may then seek some outside to blame for. My common exercise is to put...
04-06-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By veganbikes

Would you want to continue carrying your child on...

Would you want to continue carrying your child on that frame after the fork is bent like that. It is an old Schwinn nothing worth a ton of money and certainly not worth putting a child and their...
04-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By alcjphil

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as...

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as well. Look at the underside of the tube near the head tube lug, looks as if it is crumpled. The frame and fork appear to be a write off
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By cudak888

The only time you cut spokes is when they're...

The only time you cut spokes is when they're galvanized, bent beyond reuse, or if the spoke nipple is completely seized and rounded out. Period.

-Kurt
04-01-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By Troul

before it became the center of the spotlight, I'm...

before it became the center of the spotlight, I'm 99% sure I've had it. Was around thanksgiving of 19'. I was drained for a few months, but being cold weather season, I'm normally less active. So...
04-01-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By caloso

https://i.imgflip.com/yk6z2.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/yk6z2.jpg
03-29-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like it would be pretty easy to just touch...

Looks like it would be pretty easy to just touch up, and doesn't look too bad as is. I'd keep it original, at least the paint. You know what they say, once you repaint, it'll never be original again....
03-28-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,504
Posted By _ForceD_

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the...

In a bicycle-motor vehicle confrontation...the motor vehicle is going to win. And the operator of the bicycle is also at the mercy of the motor vehicle, and its operator. The chance of having a...
03-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By shelbyfv

:deadhorse:

:deadhorse:
03-27-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor...

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor isn't covering the area of interest?
Sometimes a bit of thought can be useful.
03-25-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,099
Posted By dwmckee

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers: ...

And if you still think it is lazy manufacturers:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/558x626/evergreen_1_f079af76f3a5c7ad8a428abfcfd19c3b6120a887.jpg
A fly in the...
03-24-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,346
Posted By Eric F

Do what you're going to do, Sir Dripsalot. You've...

Do what you're going to do, Sir Dripsalot. You've made it pretty clear that the suggestions and advice from the BF collective aren't something you're really interested in listening to.

However,...
03-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,346
Posted By Eric F

First 2 things that jump out at me... 1. ...

First 2 things that jump out at me...

1. Stem is way too short.

2. I have a hard time imagining that your tipped-up saddle angle is very comfortable.
03-23-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By 2old

My worst near misses have been when an out of...

My worst near misses have been when an out of control bike came at me unexpectedly. Three or so times I've had to dive off my bike to avoid a head on collision. That's why we (nowadays my wife is...
03-23-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By sarhog

The OP asked for someone familiar with the area...

The OP asked for someone familiar with the area to respond with recommendations. I did. Apparently my response didnít meet your stringent requirements.
By the way... the ďwtfĒ emoji was for you, not...
03-22-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,321
Posted By mstateglfr

even in my head, I am not a good singer.

even in my head, I am not a good singer.
03-20-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By veganbikes

It's not true. Me I just wanted a woman but I...

It's not true. Me I just wanted a woman but I never bargained for you.
03-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By acm

Hello folks - just wanted to provide some closure...

Hello folks - just wanted to provide some closure to this thread as I finally had time to finish this project today. After re-measuring everything I referenced a drill-n-tap chart and determined what...
03-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 97,360
Posted By Eric F

While my daughter was at softball practice at...

While my daughter was at softball practice at nearby Brookside Park, I did laps around the Rose Bowl loop. It was cold...and dark...and lonely. I got in a good workout of some FTP tempo spiced up...
03-17-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By rdnzl

Hello from new old guy

66 years old and today I picked up the first bike I've ridden in probably 30 years. A nice shape used Giant Sedona. I chose it for the comfortable position it gives me. I am in OK shape, but gone are...
03-17-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By KPREN

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid...

You cannot legislate stupidity out of stupid people but you can legislate people using common sense out of existence to the point where the lawless is all you have left, I sure the lawless would...
03-17-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By mstateglfr

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever...

Breaking in tires isnt something I have ever thought to do, read about, or heard is necessary. Just make sure they hold air then ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,365
Posted By Iride01

Most road bikes with slammed stems or low stack...

Most road bikes with slammed stems or low stack are still endurance road bikes. Just because you can't endure the position has nothing to do with it. Mostly it's the angle of the seat tube that makes...
03-15-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Rolla

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend....

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend. Personally, I wouldn't try to get 900 miles out of a single application of any lube, but that's me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 05:27 PM
03-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By cxwrench

Do NOT LocTite them. They're replaceable because...

Do NOT LocTite them. They're replaceable because people damage/break them or they get clogged w/ sealant. Don't overthink this, just check them every now and then. If it were that big of a problem...
03-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By billyymc

One suggestion is when you're initially seating...

One suggestion is when you're initially seating the tires do it without the sealant in there. Once they seat, let the air out, add sealant, and re-inflate. Less mess.

Can't comment on why they...
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,321
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Park as they are usually very good with...

Contact Park as they are usually very good with customer support. An aluminum tool has some advantages such as being less likely to chew up the notches on a BB but it's not designed to handle a BB...
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