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08-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't do this, ever. A square taper is a friction...

Don't do this, ever. A square taper is a friction fit, grease is an anti-friction lubricant and does not belong on a square taper.
I would bet money that it isn't tight enough. Skip the whole torque...
05-30-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By dsbrantjr

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure...

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure that the chain is long enough to shift comfortably into big-big or you will have a very unpleasant surprise when (not if) you forget and shift into...
05-01-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By 10 Wheels

Scan you mirror every 3-5 seconds.

Scan you mirror every 3-5 seconds.
04-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By cyccommute

You can use interrupter levers like these...

You can use interrupter levers like these...
04-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By Koyote

This. Or just wait until you have been married...

This. Or just wait until you have been married long enough, and spouse will be happy to see you head out on 5-hour rides.
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front...

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front so good old gravity holds the wheel/bars straight. We have a couple of the Park HBH-2s and I rarely use one. Andy
03-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why would you do this? Get a simple 26.8 mm...

Why would you do this? Get a simple 26.8 mm aluminum seatpost and be done with it. What advantage do you believe your existing carbon seatpost provides, except that it's paid for?
03-24-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By bruce19

Scary as hell. Glad you're OK. Nice job of bike...

Scary as hell. Glad you're OK. Nice job of bike handling.
03-21-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By HTupolev

A backwards tire chevron produces a huge amount...

A backwards tire chevron produces a huge amount of aesthetic drag.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,962
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,962
Posted By MoAlpha

We have un-peer-reviewed data from Israel and the...

We have un-peer-reviewed data from Israel and the UK suggesting vaccinated people are unlikely to get asymptomatic infections. However, asymptomatic/presymptomatic folks were pretty efficient...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,417
Posted By Koyote

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in...

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in LycraÖ Iím not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
03-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,575
Posted By caloso

I’m trying to imagine the mechanism that ...

I’m trying to imagine the mechanism that transports water already concentrated in the bladder as urine to the skin to be evaporated as sweat.
03-05-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,020
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. Thatís pretty much how it works. I take...

Yeah. Thatís pretty much how it works. I take extra precautions so I donít get fined or, even worse, kicked out at night.

The alcohol ban struck me as odd. I had never once camped until my first...
03-02-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Geepig

The greatest risk in trying to remove such a post...

The greatest risk in trying to remove such a post is surely not failing or succeeding, but in only partly succeeding ;)
02-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,032
Posted By Trakhak

Rather than "Always stay out front," which is an...

Rather than "Always stay out front," which is an impossible rule to implement, the rule should be "Never overlap the wheel in front of you."
02-23-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the cage's inner plate being upside down...

I think the cage's inner plate being upside down has something to do with the problem... Remove it and reinstall right side up and get back to us with your findings. Andy
01-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,338
Posted By tkamd73

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one...

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one are DT shifter, a bit more effort, just like my TR6. But very enjoyable.
Tim

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01-16-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,338
Posted By SurferRosa

Disagree! :lol: :thumb: ...

Disagree! :lol: :thumb:

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01-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By 2_i

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double...

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double feature. Going back to the original general question, the TA chainrings are manufactured very precisely from the harder 7075 alloy. They have superior...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,428
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Given the circumstances, there is only one...

Given the circumstances, there is only one plausible answer :

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01-06-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By cxwrench

Only if you want them to slip around for a week...

Only if you want them to slip around for a week or 2. Isopropyl is the hood lubricant of choice.
12-27-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By GlennR

Yes

Yes
12-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By veganbikes

It is going to be tough going for a lot of shops...

It is going to be tough going for a lot of shops for a while, we can't get parts so we are having to let folks go. We will need to hire people and now is the best time to do it but with little money...
12-17-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By Koyote

Wow, just saw this post after a spin on my...

Wow, just saw this post after a spin on my brand-new-to-me pristine vintage Stumpjumper. I bought it out of the back of a van at a great price!
12-15-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, you have 25 (or 29, or 33, whatever) other,...

Well, you have 25 (or 29, or 33, whatever) other, larger holes in the rim already for the spokes and valve. I would just clean up any rough edges, maybe drill them out round to avoid stress risers...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,571
Posted By Doohickie

"What is something that only wimps do,...

"What is something that only wimps do, Alex?"
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,571
Posted By Maelochs

This. The outmoded idea that you run down...

This.

The outmoded idea that you run down the big ring and drop onto the small ring is outmoded because it doesn't work.

There is considerable overlap so that you can do 2/3 of your riding in...
12-08-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 192,535
Posted By one4smoke

Awesome! I think I had 2 or 3 this year, with 133...

Awesome! I think I had 2 or 3 this year, with 133 miles being my best. Thatís a nice average speed for 5.6K of climbing.

:beer:
12-07-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By reconnaissance

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way,...

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way, the left crank, in order to drive the chain must transfer torque through the spindle to the right bolted chainring. The right crank directly drives...
11-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,406
Posted By HillRider

1. Yes, the "crown race" should be removable from...

1. Yes, the "crown race" should be removable from the old fork and transferred to the new one. Be careful to pry or tap it loose evenly around it's circumference or use a specific crown race removal...
10-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,010
Posted By noglider

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make...

I switched to stainless steel bottles. They make a big difference.
10-22-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By JanMM

Using a Dremel with a cutoff wheel in recent...

Using a Dremel with a cutoff wheel in recent years. Love the shower of sparks! Small nail for the hole and fine file as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,388
Posted By genejockey

This is one reason I stopped paying attention to...

This is one reason I stopped paying attention to high end audio as soon as I bought my system 30 years ago - you can keep spending money forever, chasing the last little bit of performance. That way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,210
Posted By WhyFi

A few pounds can dramatically change the feel of...

A few pounds can dramatically change the feel of a bike, though you probably wouldn't be able to see a difference on a stopwatch.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,722
Posted By impolexg

This is a rather timely thread for me. I'm 80% a...

This is a rather timely thread for me. I'm 80% a single speed mountain biker and just ride road during the week when I don't have time to hit the trails. I have spent decades with an 80's cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,722
Posted By scuzzo

i went from a alum felt to a litepeed vortex......

i went from a alum felt to a litepeed vortex... fits great fast as hell... i dont feel the need to even dabble in carbon.....
09-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,179
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

there are no cons really

there are no cons really
09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,381
Posted By Germany_chris

If the ride is in the afternoon I try to make...

If the ride is in the afternoon I try to make sure I get some Bushmills and some beer, If the ride in the morning I'll eat a couple boiled eggs w/o yolks ('cause yuck) toast and/or cereal/oatmeal.
...
09-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,817
Posted By Germany_chris

I think what always gets forgotten in threads...

I think what always gets forgotten in threads like this is second look factor. If your goal is to build the fastest bike possible composite frames are where it's at, layup changes, fiber changes, et....
09-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,828
Posted By Mojo31

This is how I cope. ...

This is how I cope.

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09-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By zacster

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross...

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross chaining, not because it can't do it. In fact I've found myself in the combo a few times already without realizing it. I've been in the habit of going to...
09-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By big chainring

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4...

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4 sp maunual trans. Rock solid. 30mpg. You can find high mileage drivers for $2000, stellar low mile examples at $5000. Cast iron engine will do a...
09-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By janthenat

Sorry, just realized I didn't really clarify my...

Sorry, just realized I didn't really clarify my current setup leading the reader to assume I'm using a Campagnolo crank. Here's my setup:

Veloce 10sp shifters
Veloce 10sp front derailleur
...
09-16-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,027
Posted By Rolla

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in...

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in order to secure them tightly enough to not move around and to release from the pedals predictably, they'd be uncomfortable. I don't know the issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,444,680
Posted By look566 rider

New to me Colnago Tecnos!

Saddlle will be updated with Fizik Antares. Group will be swapped for silver Campy Athena 11 speed gruppo.
...
09-09-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,944
Posted By cyccommute

Less a Holy Grail than a Lazy Grail or a “Don’t...

Less a Holy Grail than a Lazy Grail or a “Don’t Understand Gearing” Grail. What possible reason is there for shifting into big-big combination? The big-big gear is a duplicate of some other gear and...
09-04-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By zeeway

My hands love Dutch handlebars

My return to biking was about six years ago on a hybrid with straight handlebars. Very solid bike, but my hands hurt after riding a short distance. Tried various fixes, but none worked very well, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,475
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really...

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really miss is to sit down next to one or better put my back against one on a cold winter day and read a book or just chill. Air heating is so useless.
09-02-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By wolfchild

100% waterproof and 100% breathable at the same...

100% waterproof and 100% breathable at the same time is a fantasy. There is no such thing out there. Gore-Tex and other similar fabrics are only good for low intensity activities. Anything higher...
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