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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Koyote

You lost me right there. What psi are you...

You lost me right there.

What psi are you running in those 50mm tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By flangehead

No rush. We’ll be here.

No rush. We’ll be here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By eduskator

Love this dance!

Love this dance!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By RJC1811

Well I drank the koolaid and joined the hot wax...

Well I drank the koolaid and joined the hot wax club. I did get a bit OCD in cleaning my bike so it looks great! First full ride last night and it was beautiful, silky and quiet. I understand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-23, 09:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,216
Posted By SoSmellyAir

So that is why retrogrouches are hard AF when...

So that is why retrogrouches are hard AF when they are riding uphill; it's the rubbing caused by the whack saddle angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,150
Posted By Sy Reene

The tanwall tires?

The tanwall tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By SoSmellyAir

OMG "faggin" is a real brand rather than a...

OMG "faggin" is a real brand rather than a placeholder for a swear word or slur! Google FTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have been considering Simple Green Aircraft...

I have been considering Simple Green Aircraft cleaner as an alternative to odorless mineral spirits.

Simple Green - SMP13406 Extreme Aircraft and Precision Cleaner, 1 Gallon Bottle 13406:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By BCDrums

Jk

Obviously in a bid to remove any residue of cash from an obsessive's wallet. :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Eric F

I’ve said elsewhere that drip wax might be the...

I’ve said elsewhere that drip wax might be the gateway drug to a full immersion habit. I’m not there yet. For now, I’m happy enough with drip wax.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By venturi95

I'll show you mine

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0823_bf2b5f3a274fdd8a9d65a5515a4cdf8f0f867315.jpg
My road bike. 135 miles on a waxed chain. No wiping, no care, no nothing. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 10:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,455
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Come on, no allusion to waxed chains? Sorry,...

Come on, no allusion to waxed chains? Sorry, could not resist a gentle tease; I am a waxer too. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By mackgoo

Checking in from Laguna beach. Today I decided to...

Checking in from Laguna beach. Today I decided to do the deed.

I'm documenting this information for those who are curious.

So I turn on the crock pot on low and go off to exercise and then go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,071
Posted By Camilo

Getting on in years with arthritic elbows and...

Getting on in years with arthritic elbows and general creakiness, I've transitioned to minimal/thin handlebar tape to padded tape with gel pads underneath. I have indeed bought and used tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By masi61

The last few pages of this thread has benefitted...

The last few pages of this thread has benefitted from some actual useful information sharing about methods. Many, many snarky, juvenile or just unhelpful sidetracked remarks (mostly from those who...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By spelger

although i do the hot wax stuff i don't do it to...

although i do the hot wax stuff i don't do it to get any more life out of the chain or the rest of the DT. in fact, i really don't know if anything is lasting longer and don't really care. i do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Look, Lombard, you seem to be a cycling...

Look, Lombard, you seem to be a cycling enthusiast, based on your participation in this and the Bicycle Mechanics subforum. So why not give immersion waxing a try?

You say waxing is a waste of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By SpedFast

Before you do your first wax, you will have to...

Before you do your first wax, you will have to clean all the oily gunk and residue out and off of it. Once that's done, I've never had to clean my chain short of wiping it before just throwing it in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,701
Posted By datlas

Waxing should be more popular. :innocent:

Waxing should be more popular.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By SpedFast

If all the ladies in the neighborhood were to...

If all the ladies in the neighborhood were to stop donating scented candles to me I might try a commercial chain wax. But with the scent that comes off the wax when I'm over in the normally "locker...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By SpedFast

I'm going to give the magnet idea a go. Thanks...

I'm going to give the magnet idea a go. Thanks for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Symox

went on first ride with wax

The short ride was on flat tarmac and so far, I'm impressed. Runs clean and quiet. Don't know if it is loader than my go to Finish Line Dry, but its close enough that I can't tell.

Shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Polaris OBark

You are supposed to take the beef stroganoff out...

You are supposed to take the beef stroganoff out of the crock pot before you put your block of wax in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Hiro11

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several...

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several bikes for a while now. All of the following is opinion only. I'm using declarative sentences, but this is not because it's fact, just opinions based...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Polaris OBark

BTW, I worry about this as a chemist, not a...

BTW, I worry about this as a chemist, not a chemophobe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By BCDrums

What I have learned from this thread

This thread has confirmed for me (again) that I'd rather not wax, though many find it beneficial.

And I have learned (again) that, after about 50 posts, many threads devolve into the same few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Maelochs

There is an Australian dude---and engineer, I...

There is an Australian dude---and engineer, I believe---who actually did all the scientific testing by putting the bike on a rig and running it via a motor for however many hours, to determine to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's a good argument for (pure) wax, as well. ...

That's a good argument for (pure) wax, as well. At least some of the popular (non-spray) chain lubes have a lot of volatile organic compounds, both as carriers (the ones that tell you to let the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By terrymorse

To each his own. I prefer not to consume volatile...

To each his own. I prefer not to consume volatile petro-chemicals when there is a safer alternative. And I don’t mind paying a little more for the option.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By phrantic09

I was a waxing skeptic before I tried it. Thought...

I was a waxing skeptic before I tried it. Thought it was “too much work,” but after doing so find it much easier than cleaning, re-lubing the chain 1-2x per week.

Each chain gets ~300 miles per...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Polaris OBark

You don't. (Also I recently found that if you...

You don't. (Also I recently found that if you clean your chain with mineral spirits first, the wax doesn't last nearly as long.)



Again, no need. Besides, you are in Utah.



Gimmick. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Litespud

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13...

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13 small crockpot lives in the garage. I fashioned an Al "basket" that keeps the chain off the accumulated crud on the bottom. I buy a cassette and 3 chains...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By zandoval

OK... Ok... ok... !!! I'll give it a try...

OK... Ok... ok... !!!

I'll give it a try...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,406
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a mini crock pot. The only ingredient you...

I have a mini crock pot. The only ingredient you need is paraffin. There is no prep/maintenance pre/post waxing. That's the beauty of it.

Sure, it is easier to put tri-flow or whatever on your...
08-11-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,899
Posted By Koyote

That's how my Varia works with Bolt v2. A little...

That's how my Varia works with Bolt v2. A little irritating, but not a dealbreaker. I can do it while riding along.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,143
Views: 1,027,935
Posted By clichty

Posting this in too many threads but oh well. ...

Posting this in too many threads but oh well.

Just picked up my new Moots Vamoots RCS. New DA12 Di2 with a Stages left arm PM (no dual sided available yet). Titanium everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,954
Posted By Koyote

Just got mine a few days ago. Bought it at REI...

Just got mine a few days ago. Bought it at REI during an extra-rebate weekend for a net cost of about $240. Pretty happy with it so far, esp since the setup is sooo much easier than on a Garmin.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,046
Posted By Rushie

Thanks to all for the comprehensive advice,...

Thanks to all for the comprehensive advice, really appreciate it - mand has helped a lot. Think I've decided to stick with what I've got for a couple of months and see how I go, and if I'm still...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By cyclezen

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... ...

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... apparently been in my system for some time... Oncologist thinks the system stress of the long period last adventure just brought it to the fore.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bike never disappears, no matter how long or...

My bike never disappears, no matter how long or familiar the ride. I'm always concentrating on everything around me, the machine under me, and my body propelling it. I suppose it's a type of Zen...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,399
Posted By TMonk

I think I can get that vibe sometimes on my TCR -...

I think I can get that vibe sometimes on my TCR - the daily driver. It's quite comfortable and smooth. Snappy too. Great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,399
Posted By Erzulis Boat

As my fitness improves, I have moments where I...

As my fitness improves, I have moments where I "space out" on some climbs that had felt arduous a week or so prior. I get to the top, and then I realize that there was no involvement mentally, almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,399
Posted By downtube42

See Rules 6 and 65. https://www.velominati.com/

See Rules 6 and 65.
https://www.velominati.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,399
Posted By tomato coupe

I have a Schrödinger bike. It's a superposition...

I have a Schrödinger bike. It's a superposition of a road bike and a gravel bike, but it becomes one or the other every time I ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27,402
Views: 18,465,903
Posted By mschwett

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which...

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which probably shouldn’t be trusted to the ounce…
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,284
Posted By eduskator

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs...

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs makes me feel more secure on my road bike for some reason.

Love the dual platform SPD pedals on my gravel bike for versatility.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,284
Posted By TiHabanero

I ride both style pedal/shoe combos and find them...

I ride both style pedal/shoe combos and find them very similar in feel. The very positive contact engagement of the SPD SL is a benefit as I know for certain when I am connected to the pedal. One...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27,402
Views: 18,465,903
Posted By bamboobike4

Had a ‘96 Litespeed, decided it needed a makeover….

Sometimes, a "neo-retro" is just an older frame with new components. The new group doesn't bring the frame to the next decade, much less 2.5 decades. In this case, yes, it does. It's easily a 2021...
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