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02-27-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,380
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's difficult, if not impossible, to explain...

...it's difficult, if not impossible, to explain to someone who bought and rides a Tarmac Di2 equipped bicycle, that 8 in the back will give you all the range you need, and will be somewhat more...
02-27-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,380
Posted By Iride01

I don't understand your point either. But it...

I don't understand your point either. But it seems we do agree that the 8 speed groups out there already are of adequate quality... what ever quality is.
02-08-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,190
Posted By Iride01

It begins as soon as you take action on any of...

It begins as soon as you take action on any of those first thoughts of making your bike lighter

I don't consider being a weight weenie to already be in the manic phase. Perhaps we need another...
01-09-24, 06:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By rsbob

Human Factors and Traffic Design Engineering were...

Human Factors and Traffic Design Engineering were my favorite studies. Fascinating blend of engineering and psych/sociology. One of professors work with DOD on F15 aeronautical controls. Great...
10-12-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,510
Posted By Koyote

What do you suggest? Why not?...

What do you suggest?





Why not? Because eBay...
10-08-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By maddog34

the 32mm tire might not fit the FRAME though......

the 32mm tire might not fit the FRAME though... some road bikes can only handle a 28mm tire width... and just because "it barely clears" when the bike is sitting still, doesn't mean it won't rub when...
10-07-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,427
Posted By Soody

If you're gonna scrap everything which is...

If you're gonna scrap everything which is moderately sketchy then you're gonna be scrapping a lot of good rideable bikes than ordinary people enjoy.
Every wheel the brake track is past the wear...
09-22-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Aardwolf

If you go down to the woods today

Couldn't find a thread for this, not a huge surprise.

So I was doing some gardening therapy - clearing some dead wood at the bottom of the garden.
The maintenance guy chopped down an old tree...
09-13-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By davester

I'm a little confused by your post, plus you seem...

I'm a little confused by your post, plus you seem to be missing some information. I don't understand why you want to know just the 2nd-4th combo (presumably you're talking about rear cog positions,...
08-28-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By 79pmooney

My saddles are all a little nose down. Actual...

My saddles are all a little nose down. Actual setting comes after riding with the wrenches and tweaking until it disappears. For me, no plastic saddle has never achieved "disappearing" set level. ...
07-15-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,443
Posted By easyupbug

I have settled on the slotted SA saddles, now...

I have settled on the slotted SA saddles, now have 4 and have some converts with family and friends. Only problem I find with them is not keeping the minimum slot gap adjusted to the recommended 6mm....
04-21-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,459
Posted By smd4

Screw that other stuff. It's about vintage bikes!...

Screw that other stuff. It's about vintage bikes!

If you want to read about that other crap, you can go here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/)
04-20-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,459
Posted By Polaris OBark

See? Two of you guys just posted the same...

See?

Two of you guys just posted the same thing from the same computer.
04-18-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,811
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Still riding my Gios Compact Pro, It's been my...

Still riding my Gios Compact Pro, It's been my road bike for 25 years since I got it new, and it still rides great.
03-16-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By RCMoeur

This is why BF is the closest thing to "social...

This is why BF is the closest thing to "social media" I participate in anymore. No shadowbanning, "curating", algorithms, or pushed feeds - just as little or as much of the fire hose of postings as...
03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
03-13-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,673
Posted By smd4

Yes. Obviously.

Yes. Obviously.
03-10-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,867
Posted By Lombard

I see this all too often. New members dredge old...

I see this all too often. New members dredge old threads - that's how Google works, it directs them to these threads. Then old-timers dogpile on the newbie for reviving an ancient thread. On the...
03-10-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,654
Posted By USAZorro

"On the Road Again" Challenges

Anyone who's spent any amount of time in C&V knows that there are many here who enjoy projects. There are also many who enjoy riding. And there are those who enjoy a bit of storytelling. And those...
03-08-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,383
Posted By RChung

To be fair, Seiler expressly addressed 4-5 hr/wk...

To be fair, Seiler expressly addressed 4-5 hr/wk athletes: he said POL probably shouldn't apply to them.

Part of the reason why Seiler isn't my cup of tea is because of a communication or labeling...
03-04-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,342
Posted By SJX426

The procedural steps listed are the are the same...

The procedural steps listed are the are the same instructions as Vittoria..

applying another layer does activate the previous application.. following step 3 will activate the glue.

Keep in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By Maelochs

This is where science matters ... the result was...

This is where science matters ... the result was a KOM, and the Means were the Contis over the Vittorios .... BUT ... the "control" was only over tire brand and overall performance, and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By Iride01

How 'bout sharing the actual models of the tire...

How 'bout sharing the actual models of the tire along with the size.

And how do you decide if it's the aerodynamics or that the tire gripped better during turns giving you more confidence or other...
02-26-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,942
Posted By philbob57

Bikes often too long? The bikes that are sold...

Bikes often too long? The bikes that are sold around here are too short for me, 5' 7", 30.5" PBH, almost a Clyde.

My measurements aren't relevant to my point, though. I find ETT to be variable...
02-05-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By gugie

Fauxroica 2023 - April 9th

Eroica California isn't until September, starting and ending in Cambria. A few years ago COVID cancelled the Eroica Cali event, but since so many people already had vacation time booked, hotel...
01-27-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By phughes

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of...

Tilt of saddle = fit. Using a chamois is a way of mitigating an issue, but what caused the issue? The OP also complained of soft tissue pain, usually caused by fit, too high seat height, too much...
01-14-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,464
Posted By chain_whipped

Tubs vs. Cinchers-bathtub vs. corset... How about...

Tubs vs. Cinchers-bathtub vs. corset... How about both?
01-13-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,464
Posted By Fredo76

No kidding! Tubulars are much more...

No kidding! Tubulars are much more straight-forward, in my experience, although my experience may be the reason why I think so.

The by-now knee-jerk, automatic rejection of tubulars is based on...
01-09-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,560
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Kudos for getting out there with your wife! It's...

Kudos for getting out there with your wife! It's more fun to play with someone else. We've done several different walking things. We have a 2.7 mile, 350' loop through our neighborhood which we...
01-07-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,848
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

In many cases, being on the very tall end of the...

In many cases, being on the very tall end of the production size offerings of companies makes things easy, at least as a place to start. For vintage bikes and their trusty horizontal top tubes, I...
12-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,996
Posted By tomato coupe

Not a semantics issue -- you just wrote the wrong...

Not a semantics issue -- you just wrote the wrong thing. Big E fields are problematic, not tiny E fields. Just chalk it up to a brain fart and move on.
12-11-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,632
Posted By cpsqlrwn

Responding to your post, I am not familiar with...

Responding to your post, I am not familiar with the 660S, only the 660 which is a racing model one step below the 760 and is included in the racing catalog. The models/years/colors sheet does not...
11-28-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bob Ross

You have a power meter?!?! Plan B definitely...

You have a power meter?!?! Plan B definitely sounds like a winner...and frankly, sounds like what every cyclist, irrespective of their current conditioning, should consider.
Remember: "Average Speed...
11-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different...

Absolutely. Our group has been riding 3 different routes, same start and finish point, for I don't remember how long . . . We have names for the groups: Rabbits, Goldilocks, and Laughers. This is a...
11-26-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Trakhak

One of the strongest of the several wunderkind...

One of the strongest of the several wunderkind riders who have been outrageously successful over the last few seasons of pro racing follows a training program that's easy for even us older folk to...
11-22-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By OldTryGuy

:thumb: :thumb: Plan C for ME. Ride SOLO...

:thumb: :thumb:

Plan C for ME. Ride SOLO beginning after midnight and until this 72yo's broken, worn out, cancer issue body says enough. Last Thursday - 8.38 miles. Last Friday - 20.02 miles. Last...
11-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By Iride01

Now you are sorta talking two different things. ...

Now you are sorta talking two different things. We were only talking about how to measure saddle height originally.

Now you seem to be talking about how one determines their proper saddle...
11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bald Paul

Change in plans (getting back into shape)

After a year of almost no riding (only about 250 miles total) I'm now able to start up again.
At my age (70) a year off takes more of a toll on your conditioning than it used to.
I've finding...
11-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By zandoval

My old arthritic guy inability to adapt, has...

My old arthritic guy inability to adapt, has caused me to set up my bikes as close to each other as possible. Because of this I measure what I call the Working Distance of Seat to Pedal, instead of...
11-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By SJX426

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its...

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its original head set which is integrated. There are 35 balls top and bottom. Amazingly, it is in great shape despite being 51 years old....
10-30-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By nomadmax

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good...

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good health. I wouldn't change a thing :roflmao2:
10-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By bikemig

You might want to try tape rather than glue.

You might want to try tape rather than glue.
09-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,755
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only...

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only days in which you're awesome.
09-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By Iride01

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle...

Yes it typically will reduce the effective saddle height. So you might have to raise your saddle. But if we are only talking about silly little milimeters, then your new position with respect to...
08-10-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By alcjphil

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog
07-27-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,474
Posted By greatbasin

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There...

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There are objective criteria for bike fit that generally play out, like setting the seat-top to pedal-platform distance (along line of seat tube) about 109%...
07-06-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,611
Posted By urbanknight

pinch >...

pinch >...
06-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,662
Posted By Ttom

Steel

I get it now I have read many time that steel bikes flex giving them a smoother ride and that sounds good on paper but seriously how much "flexing" can you get out of steel? My previous bike was...
05-17-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,730
Posted By beng1

It does not counter anything at all, because I am...

It does not counter anything at all, because I am interested in seeing how fast I can go without clips or straps.
05-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By bruce19

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words...
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