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06-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By spelger

let's not be too hard on the guy, ever been to...

let's not be too hard on the guy, ever been to manila?
06-06-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By scottfsmith

Upright is not necessarily the key. For me the...

Upright is not necessarily the key. For me the key was I needed to be able to have my elbows down and not be straight-arming. Overall I ended up lower but it solved my problem. Here is a picture, the...
06-04-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By terrymorse

If strength and longevity are the important...

If strength and longevity are the important features, there's no contest.

Carbon fiber beats aluminum every time.

The one weakness of carbon fiber is it doesn't like to be crushed or dented. If...
05-30-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,945
Posted By oldbobcat

Banded bolt-on disc brake mounts will never...

Banded bolt-on disc brake mounts will never withstand the torque to stay in alignment with the rotors. And then there's the problem of rotor-less wheels.

So why are we advising on a project that...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Hypno Toad

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this...

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this thread :love:

To your point, the drop-bars on my Pug have limits and soft conditions is the number one limit. Soft/deep snow is hard to handle....
05-25-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,372
Posted By stevel610

Looks fast to those in the know 😉. Graeme Obree's...

Looks fast to those in the know 😉. Graeme Obree's 1993/94 hour record bike. Outlawed soon...
05-23-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By alex.martian

For nobody was a joke, it is a joke in general...

For nobody was a joke, it is a joke in general AFAIK, I recalled it today from Spaceballs sci-fi comedy liked by Elon Musk.
As for me saving brakes, it is true on terrain; on city streets true too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Dopefish905

hey, kudos on this advice, i tightened the...

hey, kudos on this advice, i tightened the headset cap untill the steering binded slightly but didnít back it off, over 800kms and itís still rock solid and the steering loosened up to pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,384
Posted By GhostRider62

I guess you guys don't ride in the rain? Flushes...

I guess you guys don't ride in the rain? Flushes all the stink out.
05-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By livedarklions

I've found that stretching does absolutely...

I've found that stretching does absolutely nothing for me, and I regularly ride centuries without cramps. I'm 60 y.o. I think you're missing the point of the comments--there's no scientific answer to...
05-18-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,620
Posted By gsa103

Huh? These are pretty widely available, and not...

Huh? These are pretty widely available, and not even that expensive. There is basically zero difference between that and a flat-bar gravel bike. Well, the gravel bike will use 700x50 tires instead...
05-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By burnthesheep

With a bike, most of this conversation should be...

With a bike, most of this conversation should be more centered around preparation long before mounting the bike.

The bike fit needs to match your current flexibility.

Then, you need to do...
05-15-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This needs some qualifiers. Carbon handlebars are...

This needs some qualifiers. Carbon handlebars are plenty strong. The problem is that they tend to slip (much more so with the 26.0mm bars- I know because I have these on two different bikes) at the...
05-15-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,620
Posted By thehammerdog

fully rigid mtb

the joy of riding fully rigid is off the scale it is fun fast instant feedback. the down hill riding however is exhausting.
using arm...
05-15-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By GlennR

I've hit both a number of times and not been...

I've hit both a number of times and not been impaled.

I guess i'm lucky.

BTW, not all carbon is the same, just as not all steel is the same.I've seen where the seatpost breaks away from the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By Tim_T

Well, I have a mongoose hitch. Steel frame, but...

Well, I have a mongoose hitch. Steel frame, but otherwise pretty close to your specs. Weighs about 50 lbs.It's a in the range of a large frame, though, if I understand frame sizes (which I'm not...
05-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is me many years ago in my winter fat trim,...

This is me many years ago in my winter fat trim, on our tandem. Note that my back is neither one way nor the other. The bend is distributed between hip and lumbar spine and the upper back is fairly...
05-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By veganbikes

Yes carbon splinters are no joke. Carbon won't...

Yes carbon splinters are no joke. Carbon won't always shatter or break but when it does, it can be quite bad. However keep in mind carbon is a pretty great material in the right directions and such,...
05-11-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By 70sSanO

Do you have any grades in your area? You don’t...

Do you have any grades in your area? You don’t have replicate that climb, but if you have any length of grade, you can ride that and gear up to make it tough.

I have found using an elliptical,...
05-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,840
Posted By phughes

No, your saddle is too high for you. Guaranteed....

No, your saddle is too high for you. Guaranteed. A person can adapt more easily to a lower saddle, with no issues, than a too high saddle, which can, and will cause issues with your back. knees, and...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-10-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By bOsscO

No idea but I'd guess 18-20+kg? I always...

No idea but I'd guess 18-20+kg?
I always assumed for those that were into fat bikes, weight isn't a primary concern.
05-10-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By adamrice

Oddly enough, I recently ran across this product:...

Oddly enough, I recently ran across this product: https://airhub.com.au -- it's an expensive way to solve the problem.
05-10-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,840
Posted By willhub

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-07-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By canklecat

A friend who's a very strong cyclist got COVID in...

A friend who's a very strong cyclist got COVID in late 2020 and only recently began to recover his form. For months he was experiencing "long COVID" symptoms, taking it easier and giving himself time...
05-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By phughes

I am aware of what some people do regarding tire...

I am aware of what some people do regarding tire pressure. I was speaking to the OP's issue of a harsh ride. Most likely his tires are over inflated. It simply one thing to check. Even putting wider...
05-04-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Iride01

I think I got my case of COVID from a hospital...

I think I got my case of COVID from a hospital too. A visit to their ER for my gall bladder.

I had two weeks of off and on really high fever. Cough and a few days of my lungs feeling like what I...
05-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By livedarklions

Alternatively, weight the bike, buy a snorkel,...

Alternatively, weight the bike, buy a snorkel, and ride it in a five foot deep swimming pool filled with Jello.
05-03-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By livedarklions

For the maximum workout, buy a 50 pound bike and...

For the maximum workout, buy a 50 pound bike and store it on the second floor between rides. Don't use an elevator.
04-30-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Road Fan

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly...

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly addresses these points, but a lot of good ideas are in there.

To me, "professionally-accepted" means there are a lot of experts who can be identified,...
04-28-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By phughes

Many people deal with leg length discrepancies,...

Many people deal with leg length discrepancies, without using clipless pedals, and without the ability to use shims. Setting seat height for the shorter leg can work for them.
04-24-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By 10 Wheels

Add some Good Strobe Lights for Day and Night...

Add some Good Strobe Lights for Day and Night Safety
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04-21-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,410
Posted By veganbikes

I would talk to a fitter as far as saddles or try...

I would talk to a fitter as far as saddles or try some out maybe your local shop has a tryout program or can help measure your sit bones. Typically $30 saddles probably aren't going to be much better...
04-18-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By Kapusta

Donít know from the info given if your issues are...

Donít know from the info given if your issues are due to worn cables or bad setup (you did not even say if the bike is new or how old the cables are). But I doubt they are due to the quality of the...
04-05-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By dsaul

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just...

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just fine with a 9 speed cassette and 9 speed shifter.
04-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Bill Kapaun

SORA 3300 was 8 speed. Match the shifter to the...

SORA 3300 was 8 speed.
Match the shifter to the # of cogs. Either 8:8 or 9:9.
9 speed will require 9 speed chain.
04-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had...

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had one figured maybe way back. 9 speed shifters won’t work with an 8 speed cassette. They should work with the Acera read derailleur.

John

Edit...
04-04-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By 70sSanO

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8...

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8 speed cassette and Acera rear derailleur.

If there is a mtb front derailleur, it wonít work with the Sora shifters because the cable attach point...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By gixer

I'll bow to Tigat's experience with road bikes,...

I'll bow to Tigat's experience with road bikes, but i've felt pretty stable on all the bikes i've ridden since my injury (2003), even without steering dampers (mates bikes i've borrowed)
I'm...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By gixer

Another one handed rider here I'm on a mountain...

Another one handed rider here
I'm on a mountain bike though as road riding here (Greece) is too dangerous

As i'm 99% offroad i prefer to have some control over how much brake force i apply to the...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By tigat

My first observation is your practice speed may...

My first observation is your practice speed may be too slow. You're not letting a rolling bike's desire to stay upright and in line help you. Having the seat too low is also not great for riding...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By tigat

You can probably train yourself to do anything,...

You can probably train yourself to do anything, but I think getting used to the pull and balance riding one-handed might be safer in the long run:)
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By tigat

Sorry to hear about your injury. As someone who...

Sorry to hear about your injury. As someone who has been riding one-handed for 47 years, I can promise you the steering/balance issues fade over time.

If you go back a month or so, I have a post...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tom L

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a...

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a few times, when you hit something at a good speed the front fork will fully compress
and as it does it gets lower to the ground, which then causes...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tom L

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar...

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar moments on my full suspension mtb, the front shock compresses and rockets you over as it
springs back. my fat bike with no suspension has been better.
03-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Manster

So... You are out in that mess filtering with the...

So... You are out in that mess filtering with the motorcycles and scooters? Wear whatever you need to. if you are worried about looking like more of a target make them black with chrome studs...
03-08-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,051
Posted By timtak

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my...

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my timtaked bike back to normal and my hips are okay. Timtakery is okay when you are young perhaps but since I was only using my quads it nearly resulted...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By msu2001la

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned...

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned Ronan McLaughlin's everesting bike in this thread is because his cut-off-the-drops bar is what the OP was trying to achieve by buying a bullhorn and...
03-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,014
Posted By Dirk de Chablis

In the days before Sports Nutrition, we would use...

In the days before Sports Nutrition, we would use 60% Water, 40% Fruit Juice with a pinch of salt, we would also use flat diet coke (diet coke contains more caffiene than normal coke) and for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By Blues

Flipped drop bars

I think this is a common method off flipping the drop bars. I left enough of the drop to mount my mirror. This arrangement is a effort to fit the bike to my "Old Geezer" physical limitations. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By msu2001la

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely...

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely not the same as a dropbar without the drops, flipped over. Even if you flipped them over, the extensions are much longer, and the bar doesn't curve...
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