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08-30-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By rosefarts

Let’s not pretend that all things are equal. ...

Let’s not pretend that all things are equal.

In the 90’s I had a ProFlex and a Zaskar LE. I thought both were amazing.

Then I got a very basic Trek Xcaliber, from the mid 2010’s and was blown...
08-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By DMC707

I'll second and third everyone else who praised...

I'll second and third everyone else who praised the paint scheme ! I love loud bikes -- even though i dont ride very fast

A SID and a Shimano XT buildout is a quality start ! Are those carbon tims...
08-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,529
Posted By Rolla

Gatekeeping is a pervasive theme here on BF. Many...

Gatekeeping is a pervasive theme here on BF. Many members here have appointed themselves the arbiters of what a "real cyclist" must be; not surprisingly, it's always someone just like themselves. Of...
08-22-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By t2p

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

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08-20-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Desert Ryder

Great paint scheme.

Great paint scheme.
08-19-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By cxwrench

Those bikes rip, I rode one for a few months and...

Those bikes rip, I rode one for a few months and really liked it.
08-19-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Polaris OBark

Congratulations! There are official...

Congratulations!

There are official BikeForums established procedures for removal of the spoke protector (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/470515-i-set-my-rear-wheel-fire.html).
08-12-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By cb400bill

I love a New Bike Day. Congrats, its a nice...

I love a New Bike Day. Congrats, its a nice looking bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,455
Posted By big john

Larry isn't so bad imho. His attempts at humor...

Larry isn't so bad imho. His attempts at humor are usually self-deprecating, he doesn't insult others as a rule, and he will listen (sometimes) to others. Sure, his threads are trolly, but not mean...
07-29-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,283
Posted By datlas

ikr ...

ikr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfZjV4i2Nk
07-29-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By KerryIrons

The force per link on the chain is the total...

The force per link on the chain is the total force divided by the number of links engaged. So the force per link is a lot higher on the 12t cassette cog (e.g 34/12 gear) than on the 18t cog (e.g....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,733
Posted By genejockey

People who don't care what others think don't...

People who don't care what others think don't post their opinions in public forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,088
Posted By datlas

Hope springs eternal. But in this place, not...

Hope springs eternal. But in this place, not likely.
07-06-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,575
Posted By BCDrums

Has no one else ever wondered if Larry is a...

Has no one else ever wondered if Larry is a performance artist? His posts are just on the edge of troll, yet good enough to attract not only the Usual Suspects but the most credible members. I always...
07-06-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,575
Posted By Badger6

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never...

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never pinching one between the tyre and rim. In fact, I only did it once…when trying to impress my wife with how fast I could swap out a punctured tube,...
07-06-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,575
Posted By frogman

The same scenario here. Love the 32's now

The same scenario here. Love the 32's now
06-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,175
Posted By blinky

OP here , same here 120psi on my 23's several...

OP here , same here 120psi on my 23's several years ago and at the time it was pretty common , rock hard , I still use the squeeze test with thumb and index but the trend these days seems to be...
06-16-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,491
Posted By tomato coupe

What's the stupidest thing a motorist has told...

What's the stupidest thing a motorist has told you?

"Read Bike Forums"
06-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,491
Posted By livedarklions

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights...

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights where someone has rolled down their window while looking at me and my first reaction was "uh, oh, here it comes," Then they just want to chat about...
05-26-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,293
Posted By cyccommute

The hanger only becomes weak over time because...

The hanger only becomes weak over time because you are realigning it. You can probably get away with trying to bend a replaceable derailer hanger once. Any more than that is questionable. Even...
05-10-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Paging cxwrench ...

Paging cxwrench ...
04-18-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,656
Posted By SurferRosa

For the spiteful anti-weight weenie.

For the spiteful anti-weight weenie.
03-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,987
Posted By Pennman

Thanks. This thread is now offering some great...

Thanks. This thread is now offering some great ideas and experiences. Some of them from members with thousands of posts - amazing. For them to take the time to help so many and share their...
03-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,380
Posted By gpburdell

They have meds for that now... :P

They have meds for that now... :P
03-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,380
Posted By indyfabz

NSFW ...

NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HB7zqP9QNo
03-23-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,716
Posted By arimnestos

This is super helpful advice, thank you very much!

This is super helpful advice, thank you very much!
03-22-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,716
Posted By katsup

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes...

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes from the 90s. Try to find ones with "Deore" in the name on the components (Deore, Deore LX, Deore XT, etc...). With those parts you'll likely find a...
03-08-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,461
Posted By rekmeyata

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my...

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my back and had the same thing happen, got up, checked myself, and nothing except bleeding knees. I fell out of the bathtub and bent my lower back over the...
03-05-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Kedosto

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of...

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of shoes for each bike. Adding something new into the mix that fits and functions well is one of life’s simple pleasures.
03-02-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By WhyFi

To me, mint chocolate chip is like hanging out...

To me, mint chocolate chip is like hanging out with a small-doses friend - it's great fun once in a blue moon, but it gets old quick.
03-01-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By nomadmax

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour)...

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour) wearing a jersey that was gifted to me on the spot, by a friend who's since passed on. I have occasionally encountered people who think I should abide by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By zandoval

Many or us would ride Commando if we could ride...

Many or us would ride Commando if we could ride Commando... Ha
02-28-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By jamesdak

The day I worry about what someone thinks about...

The day I worry about what someone thinks about what I wear, LOL!

A little sample, don't really care if this offends or not. I like getting stuff that matches up to the bike and don't spend any...
02-28-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,428
Posted By Overdraft

Rdmonster69 the nekkid is an 18 Honda CB1000r…...

Rdmonster69 the nekkid is an 18 Honda CB1000r… Like you and your Ducs I have a brand loyalty problem!
02-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,428
Posted By Overdraft

Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of...

Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of this!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0546_2__4e7d242e63d7b31000b4539fd1a26dce34e83788.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By Overdraft

OP here! I tried spinning it and extracting it...

OP here! I tried spinning it and extracting it without effect but since it's a plastic part I thought I'd ask before I 'used a bigger hammer'. After inquiry it turns out mine is a push/pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By zandoval

Don't be afraid, your bike fitter is not ridding...

Don't be afraid, your bike fitter is not ridding your bike. You can always put it back where it was at. Often I have exaggerated and made extreme adjustments to find out where I am at in bicycle fit,...
02-28-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By Trakhak

TPL's is a preserved-in-amber echo of what many...

TPL's is a preserved-in-amber echo of what many of us felt who worked in bike shops in the 1980s. His remarks reminded me of the time that Kozo Shimano, then an undergrad at Johns Hopkins University,...
02-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By FBOATSB

+1 All I remember about air shifters is that is...

+1 All I remember about air shifters is that is (or was) the slick trick for motorcycle street hot rodders because legit drag racers use (or used) them.
Now having said that, tired old Shimano...
02-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By chaadster

New Repair Stand day! Park PCS 10.3

In a major improvement to my CLQ (cycling life quality), I finally upgraded my old repair stand to a new Park PCS 10.3 with the add-on tool tray and handlebar holder.

Wow…this is huge for me,...
02-26-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By Ironfish653

Unless you leave your bike underwater for longer...

Unless you leave your bike underwater for longer than this thing; you’re worrying far too much about something that has little likelihood of happening the way you imagine it will.
SS and Ti is...
02-20-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By veganbikes

Fair dinkum. Though I wouldn't call it a problem....

Fair dinkum. Though I wouldn't call it a problem. It is just being a collector and connoisseur.

XT is great but if you gotta wait that can suck. It is all waiting these days though so I guess that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 132,792
Posted By cb400bill

Do gravel road bikes count? ...

Do gravel road bikes count?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1587/7fb78321_8495_4aec_9d38_2ba65554a917_496065330fa08d92babed304a1f4e3d09c11ceeb.jpeg
02-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By nodnerb

I would go with the large. I was just in the same...

I would go with the large. I was just in the same situation, granted on a hardtail, but personally I find being at the top end of the large height range I bought way better than at the bottom end of...
02-08-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By veganbikes

Figure out if you want to be more nimble and...

Figure out if you want to be more nimble and agile or maybe more firm and planted. This sort of stuff is the reason Specialized went away from the traditional sizing and is going more by ride...
02-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By veganbikes

Plastic is fantastic:p

Plastic is fantastic:p
02-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By _ForceD_

Comments about frame material through history… ...

Comments about frame material through history…
1830s - “My good sir…I can’t believe you’re still riding one of those wooden velocipedes. Steel is real!”
1930s - “I do say…I can’t believe you’re not...
02-08-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,359
Posted By livedarklions

How about cue the "show me a proof of concept...

How about cue the "show me a proof of concept bike" at least before comparing it to other materials.

May be be a bit too early to extol the virtues of the "2 Dimensional Version of a Polymer"...
02-01-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,666
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Because of the individual response to aging and...

Because of the individual response to aging and thus one's efficiency w/r to myofibrillar protein synthesis, the only way to figure it out is by experiment. I've settled on .6g of whey protein...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,210
Posted By Ryan_M

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it...

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it wasn't too too bad. There was a little scare with the groupset. I ordered it off Ali. Shimano for whatever reason doesn't want anything sent to Canada...
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