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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By WhyFi

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick,...

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of...

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of various parts just to help friends stay on the road. Wish there was more enthusiasm for knocking this thing down so we could return to normal.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Bob Dopolina

More supply side drama.

I was just informed that we won't see CX-Ray spokes in Taiwan again for at least another 40 weeks. Other Sapim spokes are pretty much the same.

It just keeps getting better and better.

If you...
07-22-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By ShannonM

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the...

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the middle chainring is toast. An RSX triple should be 110/74 or 130/74, so rings are plentiful (well, not really right now, but that's true of everything)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,193
Posted By pgjackson

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade"...

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade" wheel as a backup. A better plan might be to up the price to around $1000 and use them as the primary wheels and use the OEM wheels as the backup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Chandne

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is...

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is in a good range for your weight, rim width, etc. Stay off the saddle. Make sure your front wheel has some weight on it but don't hold it like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,193
Posted By chaadster

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the...

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the sense that you donít top out in any attribute category, by which I mean that you donít best the best of anything. Like at some pricepoints, you may get,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
Posted By terrymorse

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear...

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear wheel begins to lift off the pavement. At that point, the rear brake is useless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By terrymorse

I don't hate disc brakes. I've ridden them, they...

I don't hate disc brakes. I've ridden them, they work well enough. As do rim brakes.

I hate the fact that the industry has taken away my options, obsoleting my favorite frameset.

The clock is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By big john

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts...

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts lighter, but smaller is a problem. Vented rotors? Maybe,, but not smaller. You can't change heat and getting rid of heat is an issue when things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By tyrion

Here ya go: https://www.rivbike.com/

Here ya go:

https://www.rivbike.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Sy Reene

The degree to which disc brakes are better than...

The degree to which disc brakes are better than rim brakes, is not important to the manufacturers. To the manufacturers, a large part of their impetus is that they needed to have something on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By terrymorse

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc...

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc brakes, just as an option. We can't tell if they're better or worse than our rim brake bikes, but we figured we'd make both and let you decide..."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Broctoon

Feel strongly about this, do you? Because...

Feel strongly about this, do you?

Because all I can say is that's just, like, your opinion, man.


(* Not anti-disc. Just not convinced they're the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,255
Posted By dscohen

Iíve been thinking about those or potentially...

Iíve been thinking about those or potentially some Carbon Ti rotors. I hear that DA rotors are more prone to warpage than Ultegra, but that might be just random internet experiences.

At any rate,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Hiro11

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain...

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain issues every manufacturing company has experienced Shimano has had some unique additional challenges recently:
1. a huge fire in their main Japan...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By veganbikes

I want to know when I can get 105 and below...

I want to know when I can get 105 and below Shimano stuff...forget Dura Ace! I just want a steady stream of parts so I can keep my job. A new Dura Ace is cool but with factories shuttered in Malaysia...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By dscohen

At first, I reached out to Reynolds and they put...

At first, I reached out to Reynolds and they put me in contact with a company called Stikrd. Reynolds provided them with the original vector file for the logos, and from there it was just a matter of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,564
Posted By PeteHski

I've often though that too. My engineering...

I've often though that too. My engineering background is in F1 motorsport, which is also held back massively in performance by technical regulations (although for good reason in this case).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,159
Posted By colnago62

My guess is that the team felt this was a...

My guess is that the team felt this was a critical stage and wanted to be able to have the riders be able to give Pogacar a wheel if needed. It is much faster with quick release wheels than disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By UniGeezer

Top 10 steepest streets in San Francisco... On a unicycle!

This was the most difficult unicycling challenge I've ever attempted, and definitely a personal record for me. The climbs ranged from 31% to a seemingly impossible 41% grade! And to be honest, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By WhyFi

If there's a click when you're pedaling, the only...

If there's a click when you're pedaling, the only certainty is that the culprit isn't going to be one of the first three things that you suspect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You...

There's another issue with ti skewers also. You simply cannot get them as tight. The material of the skewer stretches twice as much for a given tension. (Modulus of elasticity - the force required...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MidTNBrad

...Additional info: Check this page on the...

...Additional info: Check this page on the BBInfinite web site (https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-shimano) specific to Shimano cranksets. It shows lots of bottom brackets standards with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think there may be something lost in...

I think there may be something lost in translation here. The first step, at least for me, would be to find the bottom bracket standard that your frame has. You list the measurements above but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,564
Posted By rosefarts

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/698bdd56_5ce5_4e04_b713_472f86899222_f5876542e8469ef06fe72c7665eac1e477390800.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By ksryder

ibatngpotswawsbetbhobm* *In before all the...

ibatngpotswawsbetbhobm*

*In before all the nice guys pile on to say "well actually women should be excited to be hit on by me!"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By genejockey

Maybe don't ask women on group rides out. ...

Maybe don't ask women on group rides out. They're probably out there for the fun, exercise, and camaraderie, and having somebody ask them out while riding changes that. They have to decide, Do I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 793
Posted By terrymorse

Jobst Brandt was a very tall guy who pushed big...

Jobst Brandt was a very tall guy who pushed big gears, and he used to break his aluminum Campagnolo crank arms fairly often.

He would come into my dad's shop in Palo Alto to get them replaced. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,093
Posted By HTupolev

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip...

Some rubber compounds are better for wet grip than others, yeah. But the low power outputs in cycling (relative to motorsport) put rolling resistance at a high premium, so manufacturers don't always...
07-07-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,073
Posted By 70sSanO

Obviously you didnít read the sub-forum title. ...

Obviously you didnít read the sub-forum title. It is all about ďearlyĒ brifters. If it isnít any early generation it is not as good or should at least be dismissed as OT.

The crazy thing was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By livedarklions

That's the reason I don't wave. I'm afraid if I...

That's the reason I don't wave. I'm afraid if I take one of my hands off of the bars, someone will steal the bike right from under me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Koyote

A QR skewer is not the place to try to save...

A QR skewer is not the place to try to save weight - esp with some cheapie ti parts.

For me, it's Shimano closed-cam skewers: Ultegra for my road bikes, XT for my gravel bikes. I'm willing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By genejockey

The plural of "anecdote" is not...

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By genejockey

It isn't, really. In fact it's dropped off...

It isn't, really. In fact it's dropped off hugely in the last 30 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL Co-worker of mine had a Turbo Forester for...

LOL Co-worker of mine had a Turbo Forester for awhile.... He didn't vape, but he chewed. He had a cup to spit in in the cupholder, but sometimes he'd miss and it was all over the center console! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By knobd

Ha, good question. Seeing the scoop on the...

Ha, good question. Seeing the scoop on the hood, I would oblige.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By genejockey

What if part of part of the joy is getting out of...

What if part of part of the joy is getting out of the house and the job and away from obligations and people who expect something from you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,364
Posted By PeteHski

In fairness the average level of...

In fairness the average level of ďprofessionalismĒ in bike shops seems pretty woeful. My various experiences with supposedly high-end shops (UK based) has been terrible. Iíve been trying to find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Murf58

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pf30
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 850
Posted By HTupolev

Design fashion and available technologies have...

Design fashion and available technologies have certainly shifted since 2014. For example, if you want a road bike that can manage somewhat chunky gravel, the increased tire clearance on a new Domane...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By cxwrench

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If...

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If the chain was too long you'd only see it in the small ring/small cog or 2. Wouldn't matter a bit anywhere else. Same with b screw adjustment. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,669
Posted By popeye

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I...

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I loved that bike so much I put D/A DI2 on it. A year and a half ago I found what must have been the last of the rim brake S-works Tarmacs in a color...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,669
Posted By woodcraft

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere...

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere mortal and live in a hilly area, at least for DA model. For the SRAM one, other riders will laugh and point behind your back for riding that SRAM junk.;)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you're gonna heckle people for bumping a...

If you're gonna heckle people for bumping a dormant thread (and in so doing, keep bumping it to the top yourself) you might as well contribute and steer them toward an active discussion:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By CliffordK

I think part of the bike company's problems are a...

I think part of the bike company's problems are a difficulty adapting to an online marketing. It is not any one company, but all of them from frame builders to component vendors.

Something like...
07-02-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,073
Posted By livedarklions

Again, show us at least one example of this...

Again, show us at least one example of this exclusion. Meantime, there's this from the Sheldon Brown site:

Brifter--A combination brake/shift lever, such as a Campagnolo...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By tomato coupe

Clearly, one of the problems with Orange Seal is...

Clearly, one of the problems with Orange Seal is that it turns your hubs, nipples, and valves orange.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By DangerousDanR

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear...

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear tire only would have been a trick that I didn't want to attempt, so I put those screws in with a screw gun. They spun in the tire when they bottomed...
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