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07-29-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cxwrench

And for the opposing opinion...I hate AC wheels....

And for the opposing opinion...I hate AC wheels. The old lightweight models used uselessly small bearings that didn't last long at all. The front bearings are smaller than skateboard wheel bearings....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By big john

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of...

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of descending and I am a heavier rider. I can't think of many times I have locked the rear wheel, it almost never happens.
While it's true the front provides...
05-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,964
Posted By thook

'cause you just gotta make yourself feel better...

'cause you just gotta make yourself feel better by putting someone else down. you should try it sometime. i mean hey...it's an elitist forum, right? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By one4smoke

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:
03-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So two things: 1. I got it off - the electric...

So two things:
1. I got it off - the electric impact did the trick. It was definitely really stuck in there cause it took quite a bit of pulsing to get it off. I had to risk it with a chrome socket...
02-24-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By DarKris

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back...

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back from the bike shop, and life in general, I forgot to update this. I'll keep it short: Here's the finalized bike w. weight
...
02-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By DarKris

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very...

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very similar tread pattern. If you need a more aggressive front tire You can do a Barzo front tire
02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By jr59

Which one fits you best, which do you like more? ...

Which one fits you best, which do you like more?
all things being equal, I’d probably pick the Surly, just because of the brakes.

but I would take the one I enjoyed the best.
01-20-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,413
Posted By Unca_Sam

That makes us buddies. We're buddies now.

That makes us buddies. We're buddies now.
01-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By Steve B.

DCRainmaker has a page dedicated to how to get...

DCRainmaker has a page dedicated to how to get OpenStreetMaps downloaded to the device. Itís pretty easy using a PC.
12-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980,...

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980, most likely painted black, and used to have two wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By GlennR

BTW, when you go Project One you basically pick...

BTW, when you go Project One you basically pick whatever you want. You first pic the drivetrain, they offer Sram Force AXS, Red AXS, Ultegra mechanical, Ultegre Di2, DA and DA Di2. Then paint, bars,...
12-17-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, the Open Pro is a pretty similar rim to the...

Yes, the Open Pro is a pretty similar rim to the Open SUP. IIRC the opens were not a machined brake track, like the open Pro's. To me the machined sides are much nicer. I also believe the two models...
12-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hereís a set I made a few years ago after seeing...

Hereís a set I made a few years ago after seeing Gevenalleís offerings. On theirs the levers generally aim down and the housings aim upward. On mine these are both reversed. I attached a machined...
11-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,444
Posted By cyccommute

I have both Klampers and Spykes on a couple of...

I have both Klampers and Spykes on a couple of bikes. I havenít had to take either apart and I really doubt Iíll ever see the need for either brake system. That said, the Klampers are really good...
10-28-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,144
Posted By Rolla

It appears that I was the victim of a Cyclocross...

It appears that I was the victim of a Cyclocross Magazine April Fool's joke (see article here (https://www.cxmagazine.com/uci-introduces-ruling-tire-width)).

It's been well over a decade since my...
09-28-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By mstateglfr

The design and look of AC bikes is incredible. ...

The design and look of AC bikes is incredible.

The spec is woefully underwhelming for the price. A Cosmic Stallion costs $2600 and comes with mechanical bb7 brakes. I have done numerous...
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,747
Posted By genejockey

No need to work on improving technology, folks....

No need to work on improving technology, folks. Everything was perfected in the 1970s! :rolleyes:

I remember about 25 years ago, a now-defunct road bike magazine whose name I can't remember built...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,996
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-11-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,426
Posted By wthensler

Goal: 600 miles for May. 5/1 - 30 miles ...

Goal: 600 miles for May.

5/1 - 30 miles
5/2 - 40
5/3 - 75
5/4 - 38
5/5 - 46
5/6 - 45
5/7 - 46
5/8 - 58
05-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,426
Posted By kirby999

May Goal 150 5-01 6.0 5-02 6.6 5-03 5.5 ...

May Goal 150

5-01 6.0
5-02 6.6
5-03 5.5
5-04 6.5
5-05 6.5
5-06 10.5
5-07 6.1
5-09 5.5
05-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,426
Posted By wthensler

Goal: 600 miles for May. 5/1 30 miles 5/2...

Goal: 600 miles for May.

5/1 30 miles
5/2 40
5/3 75 (note - added 30 on a late afternoon ride!)
5/4 38
5/5 46

MTD 229 miles
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,236
Posted By Happy Feet

I think this will help the OP finally make that...

I think this will help the OP finally make that decision...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,862
Posted By scott967

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow...

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow Q-factor as a positive, but I think in general it's agreed that puts more stress on the bearing to shell interface so now the press fit are spaced out...
03-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bianchigirll

They were nice bikes, I love those colors

They were nice bikes, I love those colors
03-05-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,863
Posted By Maelochs

I have dome a lot of urban riding on flats,...

I have dome a lot of urban riding on flats, clips, and clipless.

Quick acceleration? You lose some of that trying to get cliiped in ... pretty much every time. if a sudden burst of speed is what...
03-03-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 18,363
Posted By livedarklions

That's probably true, except I do a lot of things...

That's probably true, except I do a lot of things on a long distance ride I normally wouldn't do, like stop at a convenience store bathroom and buy lunch from counters, etc.

My job doesn't allow...
Forum: Triathlon
03-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,486
Posted By base2

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set....

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set. If you can build one, you can build another.

Just pay attention to the various standards when you build. Headset/bottom brackets, brakes (disk/rim),...
02-22-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Koyote

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online...

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online seller. One of the things you give up for that low price is this kind of service. You’re about as likely to get a price adjustment from them as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,498
Posted By tomato coupe

One can imagine a world where disc brakes have...

One can imagine a world where disc brakes have the been the standard on road bikes for decades, and rim brakes were recently introduced:

- Why would I want to switch to brakes that don't work well...
12-26-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,981
Posted By mstateglfr

Hopefully they have a blast on the new bikes! ...

Hopefully they have a blast on the new bikes!
Getting quality kids bikes is almost always an investment in time(searching and/or cobbling together) or an actual financial investment.
Ive built...
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