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03-04-24, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By urbanknight

Plenty of people do it (for similar reasons as...

Plenty of people do it (for similar reasons as you state) and are fine with it. Only one way to find out if you like it or not.
02-27-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a REMA patch kit. It's far superior than...

Get a REMA patch kit.
It's far superior than DIY methods.
With their feathered edges, you can overlap patches no problem. You can't do that with "rubber bricks".

I don't like stick on patches....
02-19-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's the reason I haven't considered getting an...

That's the reason I haven't considered getting an ebike. At 12 mph and 78 y.o. I don't feel any pedal pressure on my old Trek carbon bike. That said, it's not been an easy battle keeping it that way....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-24, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Maelochs

I do not understand. 12-25 would give you a...

I do not understand.

12-25 would give you a lower top gear (lower to- speed) and much less climbing ability.

As for the question, no, you should not have to change anything. You might want to...
01-15-24, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By JohnDThompson

If the derailleur moves by hand, but not with the...

If the derailleur moves by hand, but not with the shift lever, it suggests that the problem may be friction in the cable. Disconnect the cable from the derailleur and see if the cable moves freely...
01-09-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By bboy314

If it was steel, likely repairable. Being that...

If it was steel, likely repairable. Being that it’s aluminum I would definitely consider it unsafe to try and bend back.
11-28-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,145
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in...

I prefer riding solo. It allows me to be in charge, it gives me freedom to do what I want. I ride as slow or as fast as I want, I can stop as many times as I want, I can choose whatever route I...
10-26-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By delbiker1

Irritating Bickering

The back and forth bickering between some posters, members or not, has gotten a bit ridiculous. It seems to me, until serious name calling and on line harassment occurs, the mods seem to be hesitant...
10-12-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By ThatOnePossum

So I rode it again today, went down a hill and up...

So I rode it again today, went down a hill and up another, switched gears to do it, and honestly there wasn’t really any noise. I think I was just doing it wrong. Bit of a whirring noise on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 165,092
Posted By indyfabz

Rails-with-trails. ...

Rails-with-trails.


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 165,092
Posted By big john

http://maddog.hostcentric.com/fatguyruns.jpg ...

http://maddog.hostcentric.com/fatguyruns.jpg
Patrick O'Grady, cartoonist, humorist, satirist, political pundit.
09-28-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By downhillmaster

The upside is that I look pretty damn cool riding...

The upside is that I look pretty damn cool riding next to that. Regardless of what I’m on :roflmao2:
09-11-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By smd4

You're missing a pretty important screw...

You're missing a pretty important screw there...the one that connects the two side-plates together at the bottom...The cage is probably flexing too much to allow a shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By jadmt

well a good patch kit takes the place of multiple...

well a good patch kit takes the place of multiple size tubes. I would help patch but I carry higher end tubes and when I ride it is usually long rides so I am not giving my tubes up to a stranger, a...
08-17-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Maelochs

Any way which provides you with what you find to...

Any way which provides you with what you find to be useful hand positions.
08-12-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,985
Posted By MaxKatt

Hard for me to imagine giving all the e-bikes I'm...

Hard for me to imagine giving all the e-bikes I'm seeing all over.
08-11-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Eric F

If I'm Bike A...I move to the right side of the...

If I'm Bike A...I move to the right side of the path just in case Bike B decides to be dumb and pass the walkers without slowing down.
If I'm Bike B...I slow down until Bike A passes me, then go...
08-09-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By KCT1986

So you are working with a 4400 shifter, not a...

So you are working with a 4400 shifter, not a 4500. That changes a bit.

Based on your numbering diagram. Your 'primary' positions are 1, 4 & 5, where you should get a quiet chain run with the 7 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By Eric F

Odd choice to piggy-back your experience on a 12...

Odd choice to piggy-back your experience on a 12 year old thread.
08-07-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Barry2

Nope… they will only break once! Barry

Nope… they will only break once!

Barry
08-06-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,335
Posted By Iride01

You've just now noticed this?

You've just now noticed this?
08-05-23, 05:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,705
Posted By skidder

I could never come up with a good reason to go...

I could never come up with a good reason to go clipless. Maybe I could get a little more speed, but being in my mid-60s what's the use? I'm comfortable with my current set-up of flat pedals and...
08-02-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Bald Paul

Much like Crapsman tools, Sears warranties...

Much like Crapsman tools, Sears warranties products for life. I would bring it back to a store for an exchange.

Oh, wait....
07-31-23, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rsbob

If someone develops the perfect Seatfinder they...

If someone develops the perfect Seatfinder they will make millions. Or a couple of hundred bucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd suggest you learn to properly adjust your...

I'd suggest you learn to properly adjust your shifting. If some specific component is worn out or broken, replace it with the same. Here are two places to start. Park Tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,747
Posted By GhostRider62

I like rice kispies too. They get pre opened or...

I like rice kispies too. They get pre opened or a put a handful in a ziplock bag.

Long distance racers often use a feed bag and put opened stuff to eat there. So, they would stop and buy crap to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,747
Posted By coupster

If I know that I'll probably 'need' a snack mid...

If I know that I'll probably 'need' a snack mid ride, I'll cut the end off the wrapper before I leave. Sounds too easy but the solutions to most 1st world problems are.
07-27-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,710
Posted By Broctoon

Bedroom fantasies/fetishes are a topic for...

Bedroom fantasies/fetishes are a topic for another forum. :lol:
07-26-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,691
Posted By shelbyfv

Is it too late to return it for a refund?

Is it too late to return it for a refund?
07-26-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,979
Posted By smd4

Don't cross-chain your bike. There's simply no...

Don't cross-chain your bike. There's simply no reason to be in the easiest gear in back, and the hardest gear in front.
07-24-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Iride01

Just go down to Ace hardware and get the one or...

Just go down to Ace hardware and get the one or two bolts and nuts you need when you need them. Otherwise you'll have a garage full of so much stuff you won't be able to move around in it. Nor will...
07-23-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,576
Posted By rsbob

The fastest de-greaser and sap remover I have...

The fastest de-greaser and sap remover I have found is WD-40. Then wash thoroughly with soap and water. It’s no wonder WD-40 makes a terrible chain lube.
07-16-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,626
Posted By delbiker1

Maybe they learned the spelling from forums posts.

Maybe they learned the spelling from forums posts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,665
Posted By 79pmooney

Or ... consider a triple. Less popular now but...

Or ... consider a triple. Less popular now but the advantages are still there. You get to keep everything you like and add a full range of climbing gears spaced close enough that the shifts are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,637
Posted By Ogsarg

I would call them as opposed to email or through...

I would call them as opposed to email or through their website. If they sent you something you didn't order, it's different from you just not being happy with what you got and wanting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,637
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's for returning something due to buyer's...

That's for returning something due to buyer's remorse or whatever. They sent you the wrong size. You shouldn't have to run their gauntlet or pay a penny for any of this.
07-06-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,646
Posted By pdlamb

I'd be happy if I could just find the "L" and "H"...

I'd be happy if I could just find the "L" and "H" on half my derailers.
07-05-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By philbob57

10 Years Ago

Ten years ago today, I was watching the TdF, and I thought, 'I used to enjoy riding. Why did I stop? I wonder if I'd enjoy riding again.'

I thought about why I stopped and realized a friend put a...
06-24-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By shelbyfv

SILCA chart (https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form)

SILCA chart (https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form)
06-24-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure looks like the crown is twisted so the...

Sure looks like the crown is twisted so the dropouts are now behind the steering axis, as in negative rake. Generally from a frontal impact. Andy
06-18-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,317
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Time to close this thread. No doubt the OP has...

Time to close this thread. No doubt the OP has moved on.
06-16-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By maddog34

take another look at those pedals... i bet the...

take another look at those pedals... i bet the bearings are as thrashed...

what happens to threads in cast aluminum when steel screws, under shear and impact loading, back out, and then fall out?...
06-14-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By cyccommute

It’s not “normal” if it wasn’t a problem and then...

It’s not “normal” if it wasn’t a problem and then became a problem. Disconnect the cable and see if you can physically push the derailer cage back against the frame. While you are at it, see if you...
06-13-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By cyccommute

If the inner cable is corroded inside the...

If the inner cable is corroded inside the housing, yes, it could tighten up over time. Another possibility is a kinked cable inside the cable housing.

A way out their possibility is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 31,159
Posted By Iride01

A Dough Bringing back old conversations is...

A Dough

Bringing back old conversations is frowned upon my many of us. For one thing it's old information and many times the participants are no longer active. Also a lot of the longer threads had...
06-04-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Koyote

The Worst Ride Ever!

I went for a ride today, and it ended horribly! First, my electronic shifting died - right in the middle of my ride. The bike is only a year old, and the battery is completely dead! I guess I'll have...
06-01-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By pdlamb

Kool Stop salmon works on all my rim brakes. May...

Kool Stop salmon works on all my rim brakes. May take a bit of searching to find them in the right configuration, but it's worth the time.
05-22-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By pdlamb

Put the front derailer in the middle ring and...

Put the front derailer in the middle ring and tell her just to use the right shifter? It's late spring. Clean the bike and polish it with Pledge. If she's still riding and interested and wants...
05-22-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,727
Posted By livedarklions

Let me guess--Continental tires?

Let me guess--Continental tires?
05-22-23, 12:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,727
Posted By tempocyclist

If your tyres really are that tight that you're...

If your tyres really are that tight that you're snapping levers at home, imagine if you got a flat on a ride!

It might also be worth looking at a different tyre choice down the track. Some...
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