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08-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,848
Posted By jpdemers

Default assumption

I assume that all drivers are out to kill me, and ride accordingly.
07-26-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By chaadster

I don’t know what the collar is, but I do know...

I don’t know what the collar is, but I do know big, complex, custom titanium bars are expensive, so I’m not surprised at all. Hell…even a simple, production MTB flat bar from a company with deep...
07-22-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,525
Posted By Simonix

Not sure why you would not want disc brakes on a...

Not sure why you would not want disc brakes on a gravel bike?

After years of multiple “sketchy” off road experiences on my MTBs with cantliever and then v brakes (especially in the wet and muddy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,723
Posted By tempocyclist

Aero dropper posts! Made from carbon fibre of...

Aero dropper posts! Made from carbon fibre of course. The cashed up triathletes and Sunday World Champ dentists will be all over that! :D
07-14-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By mattcalifornia

I don't think the hoods look any worse than any...

I don't think the hoods look any worse than any other hydraulic hoods (better IMO), and the reviews say they are super comfortable and have good grip. I don't love the feel of my SRAM hoods, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,723
Posted By WhyFi

If they have to ballast their bikes to meet...

If they have to ballast their bikes to meet weight anyway, why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,723
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...
07-12-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By chas58

Interesting. Reminds me of when I did gravel...

Interesting. Reminds me of when I did gravel riding before there were gravel bikes.



I’ve found myself quite comfortable going down harshly washboarded roads on 32mm tires (GP5000). ...
07-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Iride01

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges...

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges inside the seat post is that it will expand the seat post a little wedging even more in the seat tube.
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 547
Posted By AlmostTrick

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the...

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the height? Do you actually need it that high?

Great colors, and the gum walls rock too. :thumb:
07-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 975
Posted By genejockey

Though, to be honest, almost every pothole I've...

Though, to be honest, almost every pothole I've ever hit was one I did NOT see.
07-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By Ironfish653

It all depends on how much of it you use. Yeah,...

It all depends on how much of it you use. Yeah, the components are cheap and heavy, but looking at those welds, we're not talking about KLEIN / Cannondale-style construction. Is there something...
07-04-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By shelbyfv

As an alternative, would you be able to enlarge...

As an alternative, would you be able to enlarge the thumbie ?
07-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By sch

At mcmastercarr a search on elastomer springs...

At mcmastercarr a search on elastomer springs brings up: https://www.mcmaster.com/elastomeric-die-springs/
and it looks like one in the 'high load' section designed for 300-400# loads might be a...
07-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By Noonievut

Saddles - Gravel vs. Road

I have the same saddles on my gravel and road bike. Fit is as similar as I can dial in giving different frame geo's, crank length, pedal type. I typically keep my long rides under 100km, and on my...
06-29-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By cxwrench

42mm tire on a 19mm rim. The "C" goes with the...

42mm tire on a 19mm rim. The "C" goes with the 700. And yes, it'll be fine on that rim. You probably won't be able to use the lower pressure you'd get away with on a wider rim, but it will for sure...
06-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By Rolla

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike...

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike were once "innovations" designed for a "competitive edge," and there was some skeptic waxing nostalgic about how his 1935 ballooner was just as good....
06-24-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,155
Posted By WhyFi

Dun dun DUNNN!

Dun dun DUNNN!
06-24-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,842
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is obviously nothing wrong with the frame. ...

There is obviously nothing wrong with the frame. But perhaps Carbon is not the material for you and you should sell the bike. If this small mark is enough for you to question the frame, lose a...
06-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By squirtdad

put me on your gift list

put me on your gift list
06-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By MoAlpha

There may be a replaceable piston head or ring. ...

There may be a replaceable piston head or ring. At the very least, try a little grease on it.
06-19-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here we are nine years after XX1 came out, and we...

Here we are nine years after XX1 came out, and we are still going on about this like it's novel
06-18-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By Paul Barnard

The noise could be something else. It could be...

The noise could be something else. It could be that your shift cable has stretched and needs a slight adjustment. That will cause a bit of noise, sometimes only on a few gears.
06-18-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By Paul Barnard

It will wear more quickly than a 2 or 3x that is...

It will wear more quickly than a 2 or 3x that is ridden with a more ideal chain line. Will it matter. Probably not one bit. I would expect you to get many thousands of miles out of it.
06-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,651
Posted By drlogik

I carried a chain tool for many years but after...

I carried a chain tool for many years but after about 20 years I looked back and never had any problems so I stopped carrying a chain tool. That was 20 years ago. I do keep a close eye on my chains...
06-16-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,459
Posted By GlennR

Some people have no skills. From my...

Some people have no skills.

From my experience, most triathletes can't even clean their bikes let along service them.
06-11-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sojodave

I managed to get dropped on a no drop ride...:(

I managed to get dropped on a no drop ride...:(
06-08-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,796
Posted By dedhed

That's a quill stem. Might not have a wedge or...

That's a quill stem. Might not have a wedge or bolt left but still a quill stem.
It's the only stem you can use in a threaded fork without an adaptor, which is also a quill. By definition if it goes...
06-07-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,252
Posted By Eric F

Does proving that he over-stated his position a...

Does proving that he over-stated his position a little change anything? Nope. He still didn't miss by much, and the intent of his point is still 100% valid.
06-06-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By Motorazr

Wheel bearings is my first thought. The bearings...

Wheel bearings is my first thought. The bearings could spin freely on a stand but randomly bump and skip under load.
06-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,252
Posted By Ogsarg

At 64 (same age as me) I'd worry more about...

At 64 (same age as me) I'd worry more about breaking a hip than the bike. Not sure what kind of crashes you have experienced but if just falling over I would not really worry about either. As was...
05-19-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By dsaul

If you have a friend with a 3d printer, you could...

If you have a friend with a 3d printer, you could make some plastic inserts to pop into the fork.
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being careful has anything to do...

I don't think being careful has anything to do with it.
05-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sy Reene

These days, I thought bike sales basically...

These days, I thought bike sales basically started with "Hey, can I interest you in this one remaining bike we have left in stock?"
05-13-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By look566 rider

I'll use the line on her she uses on me... ...

I'll use the line on her she uses on me...

Oh, that purse, shoes, dress etc... I've had that a long time.
05-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By fredlord

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing...

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing a gorgeous fox terrier be run over and grievously injured by its cycling owner while doing the bike-leash thing. Not a fan.

There's an ancient man...
05-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By cxwrench

You couldn't tell the difference between mounting...

You couldn't tell the difference between mounting bolts and a bleed port screw after watching a video? Sounds like you need to make a trip to the local bike shop. To be clear, you opened the bleed...
05-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By msu2001la

I definitely did not pay $500 for my Sidi's, nor...

I definitely did not pay $500 for my Sidi's, nor do they weigh 1100 grams.
05-08-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,222
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious...

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious here:

To start, it should be on the other side of the fork (the drive side is pictured above... unless that's the craziest fork angle ever).
05-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,222
Posted By Kapusta

Either way is fine. Of course, that will not...

Either way is fine.

Of course, that will not prevent this thread from hitting 3 pages.
05-01-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By JohnDThompson

Looks like a spring from a shift cable barrel...

Looks like a spring from a shift cable barrel adjuster.
04-25-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,184
Posted By aclinjury

if the TT road is smooth (like most), then...

if the TT road is smooth (like most), then they're using 23c. Nobody is using 28c. But of course weekend warriors say their fat Rene Herse allow them to dominate strava sphere. So there you have...
04-23-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rolla

Call me old school, but I like segmented housing,...

Call me old school, but I like segmented housing, if only so that I can see and feel how much tension a cable is under. But also, if the cable stops are slotted, you can easily pop the cable free...
04-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By alcjphil

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area...

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area where they are exposed
04-23-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By 10 Wheels

Very common fix for Trike riders with one arm.

Very common fix for Trike riders with one arm.
04-22-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,740
Posted By Rolla

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always...

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always been very timid and have gone out of their way to avoid contact. I don't think they typically view adult humans as prey.
04-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By wgscott

I'm using this, currently: ...

I'm using this, currently:

https://www.rei.com/media/473ebed2-d573-48ea-8504-8b01d46a39b6?size=784x588
04-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Badger6

I'm not familiar with this issue...can you...

I'm not familiar with this issue...can you explain how to make this happen? All jokes aside, a proper 1x shouldn't be dropping chains. Or, am I missing something?
04-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,184
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been...

Not that again. That 'debunking' has already been debunked:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison

They tested the same GP5000 tire in 23,25,28, and 32mm...
04-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,184
Posted By Wildwood

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure...

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure have 'almost' the same rolling resistance as skinnier hard tires is 100%BS.
Yan is selling superb fat tires at high prices - you need alternative...
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