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09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By shelbyfv

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No...

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No law against it.:foo: Think about your reach to the bars. If the bike fits you now with flat bars, it won't fit with the additional reach of drop bars....
09-19-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 638
Posted By shelbyfv

This does not surprise me....;)

This does not surprise me....;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By shelbyfv

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new...

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new rim, you can easily add nipple washers. They are inexpensive.
09-19-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 638
Posted By shelbyfv

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry...

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry what I expect to use, plus an extra tube to share if needed.
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09-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,508
Posted By shelbyfv

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:
09-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 227
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper...

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper inside the jersey. Serves as a wind break. Discard when the temp warms up. Modern day, a piece of Tyvek folds smaller and can be reused even if it...
09-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By shelbyfv

Read up on the difference between internal cam...

Read up on the difference between internal cam and external cam skewers. If you have the external cam type, replace them with internal cam, like Shimano. They probably aren't actually loosening, just...
09-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By shelbyfv

Terry

Terry
09-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By shelbyfv

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's...

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's your objection to Shimano chains?:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By shelbyfv

Congrats! Post pics when you get it.:thumb:

Congrats! Post pics when you get it.:thumb:
09-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,280
Posted By shelbyfv

That's a pretty cool bike. I expect that over...

That's a pretty cool bike. I expect that over your 30 or so years of ownership you could have easily moved it along. Going back to the original thread, let's give thanks for the demise of "nested...
09-18-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By shelbyfv

Swap your tires front to rear.

Swap your tires front to rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By shelbyfv

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are...

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are confident you can tell the difference.
09-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By shelbyfv

In summary, the two female cyclists who once...

In summary, the two female cyclists who once lived in A'stan have both left the country.:thumb:
09-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By shelbyfv

I think you should take it to a shop.

I think you should take it to a shop.
09-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By shelbyfv

According to Specialized fit chart, you are at...

According to Specialized fit chart, you are at the top end of a 58 and bottom end of 61. In this case, since you have no complaints with the fit, I would trust that the shop has you on a proper...
09-18-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By shelbyfv

Designate one of your stable to scrub it?

Designate one of your stable to scrub it?
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 638
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
09-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, my experience as well. Replaced a...

Yep, my experience as well. Replaced a problematic OEM axle.
09-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,508
Posted By shelbyfv

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-17-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By shelbyfv

Does this mean you tried adjusting the dish or...

Does this mean you tried adjusting the dish or whatever it's called, to move the hub/rotor over? If not,I'd check that.
09-16-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 795
Posted By shelbyfv

No such luck. "Need quite a long reach...." ...

No such luck. "Need quite a long reach...." Where does this stuff come from.:foo:
09-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 953
Posted By shelbyfv

Bananas and peanut butter, yes! I think Elvis...

Bananas and peanut butter, yes! I think Elvis liked mayo on his banana and peanut butter sandwiches. Never tried it.:foo:
09-16-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,778
Posted By shelbyfv

IIRC, he explained once that he repeats these...

IIRC, he explained once that he repeats these threads as a public service for new BF members, folks who may not have been around for a previous cycle. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By shelbyfv

Can it be a gruppo if it's not Campy?

Can it be a gruppo if it's not Campy?
09-16-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By shelbyfv

I like the Terry Fly Century. I have the rubber...

I like the Terry Fly Century. I have the rubber Brooks Cambium on my gravel-ish bike, it looks the part but not cushy.;) It seems lots of folks who don't wear bike shorts like the various Brooks.
09-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 953
Posted By shelbyfv

I had a banana for breakfast! Who else had one...

I had a banana for breakfast! Who else had one today? :rolleyes:
09-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By shelbyfv

190!! :beer:

190!! :beer:
09-15-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By shelbyfv

You don't need a road bike any more than you need...

You don't need a road bike any more than you need an "expensive" bike. Don't force it and you'll settle in to your happy place.:thumb:
09-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 953
Posted By shelbyfv

I peel them like the monkeys do. Great thread,...

I peel them like the monkeys do. Great thread, btw. What did you do with your banana today?
09-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,778
Posted By shelbyfv

And trikes (for those who need to be more stable...

And trikes (for those who need to be more stable and close to the ground.)
09-15-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By shelbyfv

You are just making this up. Ride your hybrid...

You are just making this up. Ride your hybrid 30+ miles and see for yourself.:rolleyes:
09-15-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By shelbyfv

That's the good news. :thumb:

That's the good news. :thumb:
09-15-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 612
Posted By shelbyfv

Merlin will still ship Shimano to US but 105 is...

Merlin will still ship Shimano to US but 105 is out of stock. Also Texas Cyclesport, but again, out of stock. You will probably have to buy parts piecemeal. If you aren't confident you can do that,...
09-15-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By shelbyfv

Limited market for sure but it's unique and kind...

Limited market for sure but it's unique and kind of cool looking. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some old tri guys out there who'd like a reminder of their glory days. They probably wouldn't...
09-15-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By shelbyfv

It's been several years but we had an amusing...

It's been several years but we had an amusing poster, arm chair engineer type, who went on at length about his efforts to convince some large company (DT Swiss?) that straight gauge spokes were...
09-15-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By shelbyfv

That looks like an old tri bike, likely 650c....

That looks like an old tri bike, likely 650c. https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/650c_and_the_Future_of_Wheel_Sizes_7123.html
09-15-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By shelbyfv

Still chewing on this, eh?:foo:...

Still chewing on this, eh?:foo: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/898012-motorbikes-don-t-use-double-butted-spokes.html
09-13-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,229
Posted By shelbyfv

Inexplicable.:foo:

Inexplicable.:foo:
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By shelbyfv

Urgent....

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By shelbyfv

Nope, Williamson. Pics will be fine.:thumb:

Nope, Williamson. Pics will be fine.:thumb:
09-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By shelbyfv

My worst day of cycling was when I wrecked and...

My worst day of cycling was when I wrecked and had to ride in the ambulance.:notamused:
09-13-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By shelbyfv

Ummm, the "geometry and feel" of whatever gravel...

Ummm, the "geometry and feel" of whatever gravel bike you buy is unlikely to be the same as your current bike. You know?:foo:
09-13-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,834
Posted By shelbyfv

There was a woman who used to ride the RAGBRAI in...

There was a woman who used to ride the RAGBRAI in a thong. I can't imagine it was comfortable but apparently she got the attention she sought.
09-13-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By shelbyfv

Some folks have used Kapton tape but I didn't...

Some folks have used Kapton tape but I didn't like the stuff I tried. It crinkled and wouldn't lay flat. I had good luck with Pacenti tape, nice blue color.
09-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By shelbyfv

You can add a barrel adjuster where your cable...

You can add a barrel adjuster where your cable housing enters the cable stop on the seat stays. Probably any bike shop will have one. As for removing the wheel, pop the cable out of the nds canti arm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By shelbyfv

You may not find any owners here but I encourage...

You may not find any owners here but I encourage you to step up and order one. After all, "How can you beat a full carbon bike with R8020 Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Shimano Ultegra R8000 for under...
09-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,101
Posted By shelbyfv

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:
09-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By shelbyfv

You can break the chain to clean it but you will...

You can break the chain to clean it but you will need a quick link to reconnect. Or the appropriate pin if Shimano. The links are speed specific. KMC and SRAM are common choices.
09-12-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By shelbyfv

No, don't think so. Sorry.

No, don't think so. Sorry.
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