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07-31-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,320
Posted By Badger6

Maybe? The most common tires for the cobbled...

Maybe?

The most common tires for the cobbled classics are 30 or 32mm wide tubular or tubeless, always slick tread, usually aired down around 5 bar (~70psi). Remember, those races feature cobbled...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By macstuff

Hi, just peeking in on this interesting topic. ...

Hi, just peeking in on this interesting topic.
I've been perusing early Tours DeFrance lately so it caught my eye when it was mentioned.
I have been surprised to learn that there were a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By bikemig

I was finished reading Fournel's Anquetil, Alone....

I was finished reading Fournel's Anquetil, Alone. I thought it was a good read. We're obviously talking about the derailleur era but Anquetil pushed the envelope by being one of the first to use a 13...
07-26-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,975
Posted By shelbyfv

I was pondering this not too long ago but...

I was pondering this not too long ago but dithered around until the BMC Monstercross was sold out. I came upon a Bianchi Volpe that I think might work. It came with really nice Cane Creek cantis....
07-24-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,975
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Just point on #6: You can go disc without going...

Just point on #6: You can go disc without going hydraulic disc. if you’ve ever set up/recabled rim brakes, you probably have all the tools you’d need to do the same for cable-actuated disc brakes....
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,975
Posted By HTupolev

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc...

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc brakes or don't care much either way, so manufacturers have largely ejected rim-brake bikes from their supply chains, except at low quality tiers....
07-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By easyupbug

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now, it is a water based dressing for vinyl, plastics, rubber, and leather. There are others out there, B.E.S.T. Rubber Roof Cleaner/Protectant is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By phtomita

My first titanium

After couple of steel frames, got a titanium one. :)
From seller, it is a 2003 Litespeed Firenze.
Going to rebuild it with a shorter crank arm - 172.5mm is not for me.
...
07-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By flangehead

Traffic count anchors are no fun either: ...

Traffic count anchors are no fun either:


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I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By cxwrench

Any and all of them will work.

Any and all of them will work.
06-21-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,030
Posted By Rolla

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06-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,461
Views: 3,914,880
Posted By mikehuangsd

just finished this gravel build based on a...

just finished this gravel build

based on a 2007 Trek 7000 hybrid frame

700x42c tires
34t front, 11-40 back
L-TWOO levers
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By msu2001la

I like the "techno dial" that Sidi uses better...

I like the "techno dial" that Sidi uses better than old school velcro and ratchet straps, but I find a standard Boa closure on my Fizik shoes to be easier to deal with, especially when wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By greysquirrel

Free sipping, no tax and recently 10% off: ...

Free sipping, no tax and recently 10% off:

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Greatestalltime

https://www.probikekit.co.uk/brands/sidi.list ...

https://www.probikekit.co.uk/brands/sidi.list

https://bikecloset.com/shop/?s=Sidi&post_type=product

Merlin and some other places used to have great prices on top of the line Sidi. Not anymore....
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
05-27-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By ZIPP2001

A change of scenery

I've been living in a new area for the last 6 months and during winter didn't really get to explore that much. So over the last couple of weeks I've taken a day just to explore some back roads. Today...
05-26-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,652
Posted By canklecat

Cygolite Hotrod. I've used the outstanding...

Cygolite Hotrod.

I've used the outstanding Cygolite Hotshot clip-on taillights for a few years, very satisfied. So last summer I grabbed the lighter, narrower Hotrod for my carbon fiber bike seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By cb400bill

Maybe...close. Has much 105 but Tektro calipers....

Maybe...close. Has much 105 but Tektro calipers.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/gran_premio_elite.htmMotobecane Gran Premio Elite
New Shimano 22 Speed R7000 / 105 + Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sy Reene

Did you enquire of Litespeed? Doesn't say ready...

Did you enquire of Litespeed? Doesn't say ready to ship or not, or how long: eg https://litespeed.com/collections/titanium-road-bikes/products/t5
05-24-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

Here is my bike after it's maiden commute to work...

Here is my bike after it's maiden commute to work and back today. This thing is awesome! I changed the saddle for a Brooks All Weather C17 because i find it comfortable.
...
05-23-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

I bought an eBike... finally

I've been hesitant about buying an eBike because I didn't want to spend Australian dollars $6000 and upwards for a bike I wasn't really sure I was committed to having, but I didn't want to buy some...
05-18-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6,449
Views: 603,299
Posted By diphthong

18-spot.

18-spot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,421
Posted By danmyersmn

I did exactly what you are suggesting. I...

I did exactly what you are suggesting. I purchased a gravel bike and built 2 sets of wheels. I used the same hubs, cassettes and rotors on both sets so that I could swap from one set to another with...
05-11-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,152
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's...

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's comfortable and it gives you more options. I've done A+ group rides with it, on the gravel tires, takes some extra effort, but still fun!

Don't get me...
05-07-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6,449
Views: 603,299
Posted By diphthong

17-spot. first ride in a week or two. can't...

17-spot. first ride in a week or two. can't remember. mixed in a late lunch/early dinner with bbq and beer involved.
a few, quick, decent efforts on the vintage steel and while the route was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By BCDrums

Knee warmers. These are good...

Knee warmers. These are good (https://www.boure.com/4169.html). I tuck them under the bottom bands of the shorts, never a gap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, lots. Much like the sleeves are called "arm...

Yes, lots. Much like the sleeves are called "arm warmers", the knee-covering things are generally called "knee warmers."
04-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 564,753
Posted By kellichou

Metrofiets

Got a Metrofiets, I am totally obsessed. Although the Selle saddle is too wide, I want to change to a Terry or a Brooks saddle. Now I just need to mount a seat and seatbelt for my five year old, and...
04-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 1,051,853
Posted By cat0020

My Chinese cargo e-bike purchased over the winter...

My Chinese cargo e-bike purchased over the winter 2020.
Workhorse to transport food between school & homeless shelter in Brooklyn.
https://i.imgur.com/zsOYoBm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZeB3HgM.jpg
04-26-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,695
Posted By drlogik

+1 for Take-A-Look mirror. I wear a helmet and...

+1 for Take-A-Look mirror. I wear a helmet and prescription sunglasses too and they work great. There are three things I always wear when riding, every-single-time:
1. Helmet
2. Gloves
3....
04-21-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6,449
Views: 603,299
Posted By diphthong

20-spot.

20-spot.
04-18-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By Jumpski

I live in a tropical climate, so I limit the sun...

I live in a tropical climate, so I limit the sun exposure. My rides are normally over by 1000AM. I am rewarded with an incredible sunrise daily - take care!
04-17-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By scottfsmith

Heliocare is a pill you can take to lessen the...

Heliocare is a pill you can take to lessen the effects of the sun. My wife’s dermatologist recommended it. So far my impression is that it does appear to work.. so I am taking them before a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 655,902
Posted By droppedandlost

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04-16-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By downtube42

I have a sliver of scar tissue on my neck, from a...

I have a sliver of scar tissue on my neck, from a day on the bike. I was living in west Texas at the time, and i missed a bit of skin with the sunscreen.

Now I live in the PNW, and take a daily...
04-16-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By rsbob

I really like Trader Joe’s spray-on sunscreen...

I really like Trader Joe’s spray-on sunscreen which is top rated by Consumer Reports. I spray it on my balding noggin, neck, arms and legs. It is almost ridiculously easy to put on. Then I use...
04-16-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By Iride01

I use sunsleeves. Some are much better than...

I use sunsleeves. Some are much better than others. Even on very hot days they are comfortable for me if I can stay fast. I avoid routes that have hills that slow me down to 10 maybe 12 mph. They...
04-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By canklecat

After my thyroid cancer and failure I had to take...

After my thyroid cancer and failure I had to take large doses of D and calcium to compensate for dangerously low levels and osteopenia. Took awhile for me to cooperate with recommendations from my...
04-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By 2ering

It's a tough act trying to balance Vitamin D/sun...

It's a tough act trying to balance Vitamin D/sun exposure while minimizing skin cancer concerns. I'm 71 and two weeks ago I had some blood tests which showed my Vit D level was less than half of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 655,902
Posted By diphthong

gates pass rd-tucson, az. ...

gates pass rd-tucson, az.


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04-07-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,320
Posted By Badger6

Fact. And the reason many of them are still...

Fact.

And the reason many of them are still in existence today is a combination of heritage/tradition and being cheaper to maintain the cobbles than to lay an asphalt ribbon that will need to be...
04-04-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,449
Views: 603,299
Posted By The Chemist

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Longest ride of the year so far. Also got my first sunburn...
03-29-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,449
Views: 603,299
Posted By diphthong

20-spot, there and back, from the casita to my...

20-spot, there and back, from the casita to my fave tasting room in all of socal-eppig brewing near the i-section of scott/dickens in point loma...about a five minute ride from the san diego airport....
03-29-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,344
Posted By woodcraft

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03-23-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,463
Posted By BlueDevil63

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02-20-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,586
Posted By chaadster

I rode the velodrome today...

I finally made the time to hit the Detroit Lexus Velodrome today for the beginner 101 and 201 classes, and I just gotta say, I used some muscle groups I don’t usually use! It was very stressful for...
02-18-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By shelbyfv

Break down your cardboard Amazon boxes, lay out a...

Break down your cardboard Amazon boxes, lay out a couple when you get messy then trash them.
02-05-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By juvela

Documentary Film: Swedish Cycle Factory, 1927

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This film shows bicycle manufacture at the Nymans Verkstader factory of Uppsala Sweden in 1927.

Forgings, castings, grinding, polishing, cutting operations, brazing, painting, assembly,...
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