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11-10-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,581
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A lot of collectors are middle age individuals...

A lot of collectors are middle age individuals who have strong nostalgic attachment to items which they aspired to own in their youth but were unable to afford. Now as a personal reward they are...
10-31-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Aardwolf

I've been running tubulars (butyl I think) with...

I've been running tubulars (butyl I think) with Orange Seal inside for the last 900 miles, no issues.
I did the first 90 miles with no sealant, then got a flat.
Sealant was way cheaper than a new...
10-27-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,060
Posted By rsbob

To be really good, it should be a double blind...

To be really good, it should be a double blind experiment, but that could get dangerous. :rolleyes:
09-20-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,392
Posted By holytrousers

Unless thought out as an integral part of the...

Unless thought out as an integral part of the entire road design, bike lanes are a rather blunt subliminal message to cyclists that we don't belong here. That's why every serious cyclist needs to...
08-25-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,495
Posted By Broctoon

Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of...

Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of clipless pedals. At any given time, I have about a half dozen bikes in my fleet, and two or three of them will have clipless. One has straps and cages, and a...
03-30-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,322
Posted By GhostRider62

TWA airlines scratched the downtube on my 1972...

TWA airlines scratched the downtube on my 1972 Masi.
03-03-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, that's enough politics. Does everyone know...

Okay, that's enough politics. Does everyone know that bikeforums dot net isn't the end of the internet? There are other places where you can post your political views regarding cycling actions. For...
03-03-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By mstateglfr

Would it be just as political? Why shouldnt...

Would it be just as political?

Why shouldnt a team licensed in Russia still race in other countries, especially when a dozen members of the team arent even Russian?
I understand if the UCI says...
03-03-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By wolfchild

The war in Ukraine has nothing to do with cycling...

The war in Ukraine has nothing to do with cycling and should of been posted in P & R. or some other website on internet which discusses world politics.
10-01-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,018
Posted By cyccommute

Although your tire doesn’t sound like it was as...

Although your tire doesn’t sound like it was as bad as this one, the cause of the problem is likely the same. Threads in the casing can break for various reasons and the tire ends up with an S-shape...
10-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,018
Posted By Mr. 66

I did have a bike that handled horrible in the...

I did have a bike that handled horrible in the turns. Fine in the straits, no swerve, no speed wobble. With inspection I discovered the rear tire had defect where the tread center had some wave to...
10-01-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,018
Posted By unterhausen

That sounds scary. Generally, braking and...

That sounds scary. Generally, braking and turning at the same time leads to bad things. Do all the heavy braking before you get to the corner. As I have gotten older, I don't go as fast down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,092
Posted By Lazyass

This was obviously going to be the reality. It's...

This was obviously going to be the reality. It's not because they whole peloton wants them. Companies don't want to have to make two versions of the same bike. Nor do they want to have to make...
09-08-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,790
Posted By BobbyG

I said that to a motorcycle friend years ago and...

I said that to a motorcycle friend years ago and he said, "No. Ride like they can see you clearly and are trying to kill you."
08-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By JohnDThompson

The dies are not terribly expensive, but a proper...

The dies are not terribly expensive, but a proper steer tube die stock is piloted to keep the die on axis. Without the pilot, you need to be very careful to prevent the die from drifting off axis.
03-26-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,094
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Put the largest tire that will fit on the front...

Put the largest tire that will fit on the front and a smaller tire on the rear. THis will have two effects - the slight difference in height between the F and R will tilt the bike back a bit and give...
03-22-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,373
Posted By jimrno

Collar bone break plus punctured lung at age 56. ...

Collar bone break plus punctured lung at age 56. Wife was gone for a month, so no help with dressing and showering, bad bad thing. My advise is to keep shoulder IMOBILE for 10 days. Don't 'test'...
02-23-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,989
Posted By mack_turtle

thread derail: apparently you ride with a bunch...

thread derail: apparently you ride with a bunch of dunces and helpless snowflakes who have no business working in bike shops. I've been on disc brakes for over a decade and I've never, ever seen...
02-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By 79pmooney

This is so user dependent. I'm an ex-racer. ...

This is so user dependent. I'm an ex-racer. Learned as a racer that, for me, having a high BB and being able to pedal deeply into corner and sooner coming out offset my weakness - few fast twitch...
02-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By TiHabanero

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had...

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had the pleasure of experimenting with BB drop over the years. For obvious reasons concerning pedal strike a crit bike requires less BB drop than a touring...
01-13-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,087
Posted By veganbikes

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but...

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but people still don't get it. If you are not an emergency vehicle going to an emergency please use a solid light at the front. Ideally at the rear as well...
12-10-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Toespeas

its important to let new tubeless runners know...

its important to let new tubeless runners know just how difficult it can be , i recently bought a hutchinson , on sale , and this tire is a cx tire and it locks in so tight i need a tiny little screw...
12-03-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,988
Posted By mack_turtle

another point to note: when we talk about fitting...

another point to note: when we talk about fitting a bicycle and inseam, be sure you're understand the difference between "pants size" inseam and "pelvis height" inseam. the standover height listed...
08-12-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,430
Posted By Salamandrine

Are Modern Components Better?

As this is a more general question, I didn't want to piggyback this onto the similar advice request thread 'favorite vintage frame'.

Seems to me modern components are a bit of crossgrade more than...
08-02-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,875
Posted By Danhedonia

I am very grateful to the people who have posted....

I am very grateful to the people who have posted. Much of the detailed remarks sail over my head.

First, please accept that I will NEVER do the mechanical work myself. There are things going on...
04-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,556
Posted By crank_addict

Thanks for sharing this rarity. The storyline of...

Thanks for sharing this rarity. The storyline of those two artist and the making of this U.S. make is quite interesting.

Little detail but dig the non-World Champion stripes on the seat tube.
12-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,419
Posted By squirtdad

Simple, just buy some chain lube from a shop....

Simple, just buy some chain lube from a shop.

heating wax and flammables is a good way to meet your local firefighters

:50:
get off of my lawn you whipper snappers
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