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05-16-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Iride01

Bike tires don't have the structure to contain...

Bike tires don't have the structure to contain the profile. If they did, they'd be heavy and very unforgiving of every bump on the road. That'd defeat the reason you are probably wanting wider tires....
05-16-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By smd4

Because any lubrication is better than no...

Because any lubrication is better than no lubrication?
05-15-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By indyfabz

And donít spit into the wind.

And donít spit into the wind.
05-15-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By big john

Reminds me of the "Shake Weight" episode of South...

Reminds me of the "Shake Weight" episode of South Park.;)
05-15-24, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By locolobo13

LOL. Similar. Had a leftover from a case of...

LOL. Similar. Had a leftover from a case of 10-40. Started using it. Works fine.
05-14-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By skidder

80W-90W gear lube. I had a bottle sitting on the...

80W-90W gear lube. I had a bottle sitting on the shelf so tried it, been using it for over a decade. It lubes the chain, the links seem to slide easily, what's not to like.
05-14-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By indyfabz

IKR. Chain lube should be a sticky, just like...

IKR. Chain lube should be a sticky, just like helmets.
Forum: Touring
05-14-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Generically, I find the best deals to be closeout...

Generically, I find the best deals to be closeout items. Or sometimes an item is not closed out but one color is discontinued and that color is on a closeout price.

Several things I have bought...
Forum: Touring
05-14-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By robow

And to illustrate the subjective nature of these...

And to illustrate the subjective nature of these things, what you and LeeG say is true but I ended up preferring the 700c wheels simply because it's more what I was accustomed to. Below is the 26"...
Forum: Touring
05-13-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By indyfabz

REI Anniversary Sale

Starts 5/17.

One thing that might be of real interest is 30% off all BA tents and footprints.

Also 30% off all REI Co-op brand bags, pads and accessories. Same for their branded tents.

25%...
05-13-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think that's where a rim cracks due to...

I don't think that's where a rim cracks due to high pressure. There is a max pressure for many rims though.

When the LBS owner said it was safe, he was thinking, "for me." Granted, it's probably...
05-13-24, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By easyupbug

What pressures do you run? I suspect your LBS is...

What pressures do you run? I suspect your LBS is not your friend.
05-12-24, 07:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By Biker Pete

The cleanliness, thatís what won me over. No more...

The cleanliness, thatís what won me over. No more black chain marks on my hands, legs, or clothes. I ride maybe 2500 miles per year split between two bikes. So chain longevity is not really a concern...
05-12-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By tomato coupe

In all fairness, there are times when tubeless is...

In all fairness, there are times when tubeless is no big deal, and others when it is a total PIA.
05-12-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

I'll quote the last paragraph of my opening post:...

I'll quote the last paragraph of my opening post:



If I'm doing a 100+ mile gravel race, the last thing I want to do is put in a tube. Tubeless handles most small punctures pretty well, as in...
05-12-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By bboy314

Counterpoint - you probably got the flat due to...

Counterpoint - you probably got the flat due to improper chain wax regimen.
05-12-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By indyfabz

This story is proof that tubeless IS stupid. If...

This story is proof that tubeless IS stupid. If you had been riding Gatorskins with tubes, slime and Mr. Tuffy liners you would have outsprinted the field and won the race. Learn from your...
05-11-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 926
Posted By Kontact

Kelly Take Offs also allow the use of any...

Kelly Take Offs also allow the use of any downtube shifter:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/278x278/image_97953077f1704e6724965fde5f14fac0f2539bbe.png

I have a pair - they...
05-11-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By Kontact

My first response to you was to address two of...

My first response to you was to address two of your points about the nebulous value of waxing that you had mentioned.

And then I added a third objection that people make, and also addressed it. I...
05-10-24, 11:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By elcruxio

Well that's the interesting thing about wax. It...

Well that's the interesting thing about wax. It has the "stick quotient" when it's in molten form and it remains stuck to whatever surface it was attached to when it solidifies. Often the outer...
05-10-24, 11:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By Trakhak

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/7691999620306...

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/769199962030641152/IGNbd5Q7_400x400.jpg
05-10-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,195
Posted By spinconn

As the OP I would like to explain why some of you...

As the OP I would like to explain why some of you are so confused by my question. There is an important point of which you are unaware. That point is, quite simply, that I am a moron. I had a...
05-10-24, 01:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By bbbean

And I thought I was OCD. I suppose if you take...

And I thought I was OCD. I suppose if you take the time to disassemble your entire chain, meticulously clean, and reassemble, you're going to get great results. But complaints about using a crock pot...
05-10-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By bbbean

My road bike gets wiped off as soon as I get back...

My road bike gets wiped off as soon as I get back after a rain, so no. The CX bike (which doesn't always get the same TLC as my road bike) has some minor discoloration, but not enough to cause an...
05-10-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, when I was oiling, I did a pretty thorough...

FWIW, when I was oiling, I did a pretty thorough cleaning (brushes, rags,and degreaser) once every week or two. In my experience, the folks who are OCD enough to maintain a chain with wax were...
05-10-24, 01:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By alcjphil

I have sort of skimmed this thread. Has anyone...

I have sort of skimmed this thread. Has anyone yet offered this suggestion?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
05-10-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By bbbean

Noting that n=1 data is closer to anecdote than...

Noting that n=1 data is closer to anecdote than data, I can tell you that when I was oiling, I'd replace the chain on my primary bike (5000-8000 miles/yr) every 2500-4000 miles or so. I'm now...
05-10-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,195
Posted By Fredo76

I use a Topeak Roadie TT mini Twin Turbo pump. No...

I use a Topeak Roadie TT mini Twin Turbo pump. No gauge, and presta only, but two-stage and double action.
...
05-10-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By bbbean

Using drip wax is the exact same process. No more...

Using drip wax is the exact same process. No more complicated of time consuming than using oil.
05-09-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x170/img_6067_c5994aa5253d9cba36fc53aa4165bebd665c72eb.gif
05-09-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By indyfabz

Like shooting fish in a barrel, apparently.

Like shooting fish in a barrel, apparently.
05-09-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By indyfabz

And not riding a bike.

And not riding a bike.
05-09-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By AndrewJB

Says a man on a public forum...!

Says a man on a public forum...!
05-09-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By indyfabz

Pro tip: Donít follow one fail with another.

Pro tip: Donít follow one fail with another.
05-08-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By Polaris OBark

Aren't you worried about getting mugged when...

Aren't you worried about getting mugged when stopping to take a photo in a region plagued with such grinding poverty?
05-08-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By squirtdad

Worry more about bears

Worry more about bears
05-08-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By indyfabz

Itís a trite meme the OP must have stumbled upon...

Itís a trite meme the OP must have stumbled upon and thought he could get some mileage out of.

*thud*
05-08-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By SpedFast

I use scented candles. Does that mean I have to...

I use scented candles. Does that mean I have to 'start' outrunning the girls?:cry:
05-08-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By SpedFast

Definitely one with a battery.:twitchy:

Definitely one with a battery.:twitchy:
05-08-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,538
Posted By squirtdad

I want to to find a way to get karate kid wax on...

I want to to find a way to get karate kid wax on / wax of quote in, but alas brain is not working

I personally can't be bothered with the melted wax, which is not so say it is right or wrong.
...
05-08-24, 04:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe a 650b conversion?

Maybe a 650b conversion?
05-07-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By indyfabz

The veal turned out great! ...

The veal turned out great!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6060_4343d6f5dfeaa9308d7f2dfb02fa797373351b6e.jpeg
05-07-24, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By indyfabz

This again? 🥱

This again? 🥱
05-07-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By badger1

Don't worry; WE are watching out for you. ...

Don't worry; WE are watching out for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeoEKsuf3W4
05-07-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By indyfabz

My cat woke me up at 5 am this morning. Heís...

My cat woke me up at 5 am this morning. Heís currently in the doghouse.

Donít tell anyone, but Iím about to take a ride to pick up, inter alia, some veal chops to grill. Nothing better be...
05-07-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By Eric F

That's not what my bikes tell me.

That's not what my bikes tell me.
05-07-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By bboy314

Prepare for more mixed answers. Itís your bike,...

Prepare for more mixed answers. Itís your bike, who cares what other people think? Especially strangers on the internet.

Howís the tire clearance?
05-07-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By Jughed

When they are planning on culling out the...

When they are planning on culling out the genetically inferior people - they will use your Strava data & w/kg info to see if you measure up.

From what I hear, 4.125 w/kg will be the cutoff point.
05-07-24, 04:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By indyfabz

I do get them in the alley sometimes. Once made...

I do get them in the alley sometimes. Once made the mistake of leaving the trash can lid ajar. More often itís possums....
05-06-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By veganbikes

Captured a photo of the evening from our secret...

Captured a photo of the evening from our secret drones above Indy's house:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PvDck0P7IX8/sddefault.jpg
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