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08-02-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By caloso

To be safe, maybe you should ride the trails east...

To be safe, maybe you should ride the trails east of the city.
08-02-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By masi61

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette...

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette with an HG lockring it appears you have a 7403 hub. The spline pattern is actually the same. So you can run a 9 or 10 speed cassette on there. You...
08-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By cxwrench

I've never done it but I think you can swap...

I've never done it but I think you can swap plates. Part #'s are:
Y3E998080 Outer plate and fixing bolt
Y3E916000 Inner plate
Good luck finding them, your shop will most likely have to order them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By MinnMan

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your...

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your belt, find a group to ride with. You can't race until you've got experience riding in groups.
07-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By thumpism

Several old sets; Avocet Cross, Club Roost Cross...

Several old sets; Avocet Cross, Club Roost Cross Terra and a couple of others, all with some sort of center ridge. No problems.
07-27-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By SJX426

EricWade - Roger on the decals/stickers. You...

EricWade - Roger on the decals/stickers.
You should turn the front tire wiper around. It should be oriented the same as the rear one.

Nice looking frame and I would keep it too if it fit me.
...
07-24-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By JohnDThompson

Well, it's not "continually impacted." Once the...

Well, it's not "continually impacted." Once the hub axle abuts the bolt end, it is secured in place by the quick release. If the QR is loose enough to allow continual impacts, the wheel would not be...
07-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By joeruge

One piece of info that would help is 'where did...

One piece of info that would help is 'where did it snap?' At the the derailleur, at the shifter, somewhere in the middle, inside housing, outside housing... ? Where and how it snapped helps to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,092
Posted By znomit

150 each I'm guessing.

150 each I'm guessing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By Iride01

You might put your saddle back on the middle of...

You might put your saddle back on the middle of the rails and try that for a while. Sometimes setback and balancing in the saddle don't help what you think they'll help. To me, it's really more about...
07-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Iride01

No, a 15mm wrench is not going to turn a pedal or...

No, a 15mm wrench is not going to turn a pedal or bolt that requires a 13 mm or 1/2" wrench.

When you buy from Amazon, you are at the mercy of the poor descriptions provided by many of the sellers...
07-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By CliffordK

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the...

1/2" and 9/16" are the THREAD SIZES... not the flat sizes.

Typically 1/2" threaded pedals are used on kid's bikes and one-piece Ashtabula cranks.

9/16" is used on almost everything else except...
07-13-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By oneclick

1. Check for crash damage: a) feel underneath...

1. Check for crash damage:
a) feel underneath the two frame tubes just next to where they join the steering column. Ripples = crash.
b) look at fork from the side - should have no left/right...
07-12-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By dabac

you’d need a pair for each side. One between...

you’d need a pair for each side. One between brake arm and pad, one between brake arm and nut. Otherwise you end up bending the stud.
brake looks to be steel. Why not simply bend the lower half of...
07-09-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,217
Posted By surak

Unless something's changed very recently, there...

Unless something's changed very recently, there is no profit-sharing at the TdF between the organizers and the teams. It's actually one of the aspects of professional cycling that many consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,010
Posted By Reflector Guy

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's...

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's technique into practice (I left my shirt on though). I "raced" some little kids on mountain bikes, a couple girls riding along while using their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,010
Posted By genejockey

The other thing? You don't need to slow down...

The other thing? You don't need to slow down much to let someone get a ways ahead quickly. Let's say you pass me going 20 while I'm going 19.5. If we maintain the same speeds, every second you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,010
Posted By genejockey

"No offense, man, but here's an insult." Don't...

"No offense, man, but here's an insult." Don't say "no offense" and then be offensive.

Fast riders don't always ride fast. Even over the course of a single ride, I, who do not consider myself a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,010
Posted By genejockey

If somebody passed me with a wheel wobbling so...

If somebody passed me with a wheel wobbling so badly he had to open up the rear brake, I think I'd drop WAY back so if he ends up hitting the deck I don't have to use my crappy bunnyhopping skills to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By caloso

Another vote for Ultegra.

Another vote for Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
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...
07-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By MinnMan

I dunno. Bernal vs. Roglic in the Vuelta,...

I dunno. Bernal vs. Roglic in the Vuelta, assuming both are healthy, seems like a great match-up to me.
07-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By MinnMan

Well, if you put it that way, my answer is...

Well, if you put it that way, my answer is Marianne Vos

Edit: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marianne-vos-dedicates-29th-giro-ditalia-donne-victory-to-jolien-verschueren/
06-23-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By curbtender

Check your cable housing and see if it came out...

Check your cable housing and see if it came out of the stop.
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,254
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,843
Posted By shelbyfv

Water bottle buyer's remorse. :foo:

Water bottle buyer's remorse. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,418
Posted By Sy Reene

One of these. They come in colors to help match...

One of these. They come in colors to help match the bike

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06-20-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By machinist42

Think 531

Did she acquire the bike in Raleigh, NC?

Except for the top tube cable guidance, it sure looks very International?





(My efforts at clever once again have me tardy to the party.)
06-19-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t see an issue with running a 38mm (1-1/2”)...

I don’t see an issue with running a 38mm (1-1/2”) tire on a 16mm internal width.

If you are running 2 sets of wheels, rim brake, I would think you would want to duplicate the same wheelset you...
06-19-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the...

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the left side axle end to migrate down in the drop out slot. If so then the rim/tire will gradually move closer to the left side's fork blade. I also...
06-18-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By Sierra

Also from Sheldon Brown, don't just add bearings....

Also from Sheldon Brown, don't just add bearings. Replace them all.
Bearings from different batches vary slightly in size so if some are a bit larger, they are going to take all the force & wear....
06-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By sdn40

I get it. People dig the white - but that's the...

I get it. People dig the white - but that's the part that I think is overrated. It doesn't age well and IMO going silver matches better with the chrome the Circuit has. My main point being that I...
06-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ No spacer is needed w/ that cassette.

^This^ No spacer is needed w/ that cassette.
06-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By trailangel

What is a "wheel saddle?"

What is a "wheel saddle?"
06-14-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 852
Posted By madpogue

Coaster/drum brake? If so, what do you plan to do...

Coaster/drum brake? If so, what do you plan to do about rear braking? Then there's the already-mentioned question of what to do about the full chain case.

You see how these quickly become cans...
06-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,073
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, as Gresp15C said, here at BF you often get...

Yeah, as Gresp15C said, here at BF you often get what you don't ask for. So here is my 2˘

I don't use insulated bottles at all. My reason is that the insulation takes up space I rather have in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By TakingMyTime

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it...

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it inside and connect it to your charger and top it off. It will then be ready for your next ride, no worries. It's that simple.
06-13-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By dedhed

Also known as a Woods valve

Also known as a Woods valve
06-13-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's for a Dunlop valve. Outer stem ...

It's for a Dunlop valve.

Outer stem
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Inner plug with tube installed...
06-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,900
Posted By Bald Paul

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then...

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then you would understand what was actually going on.
And stuffing a pump into a rider's front wheel, causing him to crash, is a prank? What would you...
06-10-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By hokiefyd

No, that's right...a longer cage can wrap more...

No, that's right...a longer cage can wrap more chain (it can store more chain links). It does not influence the largest sprocket the derailleur can support.

Mountain derailleurs usually have...
06-10-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By cxwrench

Cage length has absolutely nothing to do w/ how...

Cage length has absolutely nothing to do w/ how large of a big cog the derailleur can handle. Zero. Nada. A medium or long cage only has one job...wrap more chain. The location of the upper pulley...
06-10-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,900
Posted By livedarklions

Breaking Away, he was racing the Italian team and...

Breaking Away, he was racing the Italian team and they put him into the ditch because they couldn't drop him even after shifting his gear on a hill. The whole point was how cut-throat the cheating...
06-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By well biked

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the...

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
06-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By thumpism

Raleigh Tourist DL-1 is the best known example of...

Raleigh Tourist DL-1 is the best known example of this type frame construction. You also get rod brakes and 28" (635mm) wheels. I briefly owned the one pictured.
...
06-04-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The rear end of a common bike frame is a 3D...

The rear end of a common bike frame is a 3D triangulated structure. As long as the end points are fixed in position the joining method is secondary. Andy
06-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By shelbyfv

The long arms were on first gen 11 speed. If you...

The long arms were on first gen 11 speed. If you get the 7000, follow Shimano instructions carefully. Set up is completely different from all prior generations.
06-02-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By terrymorse

One cheap wheel was out of true, another cheap...

One cheap wheel was out of true, another cheap wheel was true.

Insight #1: the quality of cheap products varies

Insight #2: you buy cheap, you take your chances
06-01-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Yup. pull rates are different. The Tiagra 4700...

Yup. pull rates are different. The Tiagra 4700 works with the 5800 because the 4700 is the only 10 sp groupset that has the same pull ratio as the 11 sp stuffs.
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