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Forum: Northeast
06-19-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,735
Posted By kaos joe

Ok Russ, busy day today. Off we go to Montauk. ...

Ok Russ, busy day today. Off we go to Montauk.

Most of our Montauk rides originate at the Massapequa Park LIRR station, which makes for about 102 miles to Montauk village and 114 if you go all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,967
Posted By yaw

I heard tubeless feels best :lol: Yeah...

I heard tubeless feels best :lol:



Yeah not only the weight but also the small size when rolled up makes these really good for back ups, even if riding with other configurations.
03-20-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By sdmc530

Kids NBD!

Been working a build for my 11 year old and got it done and test rode tonight! He was pretty happy. He chose everything on it. Most of the parts I had on hand so it wasn't too bad. I need to a...
12-14-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By urbanknight

I used to work at a shop about 20 years ago. It...

I used to work at a shop about 20 years ago. It was expected that I take no more than 15 minutes to assemble a new bike. 12 if it was a single speed kids bike. They come mostly assembled, so we just...
12-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By wesmamyke

You don't want the Advent stuff, it's Microshift...

You don't want the Advent stuff, it's Microshift specific proprietary nonsense. Those bar-end shifters should work, normal 9spd Shimano pull. The clamping bits are standard too, should fit any bar...
12-13-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,453
Posted By BTinNYC

I'm about to head out on my BOTL 25" Peugoat...

I'm about to head out on my BOTL 25" Peugoat Anchor. With some work it's been slimmed down to sub 30 lbs 😮, but I'm below 190 for the first time in 20 years.
11-25-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By fabiofarelli

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/999x1469/vaderenzoon_1__88e1fbefc8c28db3cdc8ec3881b706455713bc57.jpg
1987
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11-17-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Maelochs

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when...

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when blind drunk.
11-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,288
Posted By 70sSanO

No problem. Webster has not invented the words...

No problem. Webster has not invented the words that can offend me, especially from someone I don’t know on the internet.

John
11-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,192
Posted By cyccommute

Hold on there a minute. “Threadless” and...

Hold on there a minute. “Threadless” and “cartridge” don’t necessarily mean throwaway. Threadless headsets…which are way beyond vintage at this point…were a godsend to mountain bikers when they...
10-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,871
Posted By tyrion

You're missing one fork leg.

You're missing one fork leg.
09-07-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,790
Posted By Maelochs

Also please note that almost every Adopted...

Also please note that almost every Adopted versions of UTC (something like 37 continental states) starts with the statement that a bicycle is a vehicle and has the same rights and responsibilities...
09-07-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,790
Posted By alcjphil

Rules of the road also state that u turns are...

Rules of the road also state that u turns are illegal
09-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,513
Posted By JohnDThompson

I like to be able to move the upper run of the...

I like to be able to move the upper run of the chain up/down by about 1-2cm at the midpoint between the crank and the rear sprocket. Looser than that, and I get annoying lash when I change pedal...
08-30-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By beaumontjl

They do. It's really big, and your tires attach...

They do. It's really big, and your tires attach directly to the edge of it.
08-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By shelbyfv

Get yourself a V brake bike and visualize the...

Get yourself a V brake bike and visualize the wheels as giant discs. Your problem solved.:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,452
Posted By TiHabanero

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything...

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything every day. I am a Campagnolo user and do not run anything by Sram or anything from Shimano aside from some old friction stuff on my touring bike....
07-29-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By cxwrench

And for the opposing opinion...I hate AC wheels....

And for the opposing opinion...I hate AC wheels. The old lightweight models used uselessly small bearings that didn't last long at all. The front bearings are smaller than skateboard wheel bearings....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,203
Posted By big john

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of...

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of descending and I am a heavier rider. I can't think of many times I have locked the rear wheel, it almost never happens.
While it's true the front provides...
05-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,780
Posted By thook

'cause you just gotta make yourself feel better...

'cause you just gotta make yourself feel better by putting someone else down. you should try it sometime. i mean hey...it's an elitist forum, right? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,052
Posted By one4smoke

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:

If you're female ...I'm all for it! :thumb:
03-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So two things: 1. I got it off - the electric...

So two things:
1. I got it off - the electric impact did the trick. It was definitely really stuck in there cause it took quite a bit of pulsing to get it off. I had to risk it with a chrome socket...
02-24-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,112
Posted By DarKris

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back...

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back from the bike shop, and life in general, I forgot to update this. I'll keep it short: Here's the finalized bike w. weight
...
02-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By DarKris

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very...

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very similar tread pattern. If you need a more aggressive front tire You can do a Barzo front tire
02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,646
Posted By jr59

Which one fits you best, which do you like more? ...

Which one fits you best, which do you like more?
all things being equal, I’d probably pick the Surly, just because of the brakes.

but I would take the one I enjoyed the best.
01-20-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,397
Posted By Unca_Sam

That makes us buddies. We're buddies now.

That makes us buddies. We're buddies now.
01-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By Steve B.

DCRainmaker has a page dedicated to how to get...

DCRainmaker has a page dedicated to how to get OpenStreetMaps downloaded to the device. It’s pretty easy using a PC.
12-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980,...

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980, most likely painted black, and used to have two wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By GlennR

BTW, when you go Project One you basically pick...

BTW, when you go Project One you basically pick whatever you want. You first pic the drivetrain, they offer Sram Force AXS, Red AXS, Ultegra mechanical, Ultegre Di2, DA and DA Di2. Then paint, bars,...
12-17-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, the Open Pro is a pretty similar rim to the...

Yes, the Open Pro is a pretty similar rim to the Open SUP. IIRC the opens were not a machined brake track, like the open Pro's. To me the machined sides are much nicer. I also believe the two models...
12-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,466
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Here’s a set I made a few years ago after seeing...

Here’s a set I made a few years ago after seeing Gevenalle’s offerings. On theirs the levers generally aim down and the housings aim upward. On mine these are both reversed. I attached a machined...
11-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,892
Posted By cyccommute

I have both Klampers and Spykes on a couple of...

I have both Klampers and Spykes on a couple of bikes. I haven’t had to take either apart and I really doubt I’ll ever see the need for either brake system. That said, the Klampers are really good...
10-28-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,937
Posted By Rolla

It appears that I was the victim of a Cyclocross...

It appears that I was the victim of a Cyclocross Magazine April Fool's joke (see article here (https://www.cxmagazine.com/uci-introduces-ruling-tire-width)).

It's been well over a decade since my...
09-28-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By mstateglfr

The design and look of AC bikes is incredible. ...

The design and look of AC bikes is incredible.

The spec is woefully underwhelming for the price. A Cosmic Stallion costs $2600 and comes with mechanical bb7 brakes. I have done numerous...
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,001
Posted By genejockey

No need to work on improving technology, folks....

No need to work on improving technology, folks. Everything was perfected in the 1970s! :rolleyes:

I remember about 25 years ago, a now-defunct road bike magazine whose name I can't remember built...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,320
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-11-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,834
Posted By wthensler

Goal: 600 miles for May. 5/1 - 30 miles ...

Goal: 600 miles for May.

5/1 - 30 miles
5/2 - 40
5/3 - 75
5/4 - 38
5/5 - 46
5/6 - 45
5/7 - 46
5/8 - 58
05-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,834
Posted By OldCruiser

May Goal 150 5-01 6.0 5-02 6.6 5-03 5.5 ...

May Goal 150

5-01 6.0
5-02 6.6
5-03 5.5
5-04 6.5
5-05 6.5
5-06 10.5
5-07 6.1
5-09 5.5
05-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,834
Posted By wthensler

Goal: 600 miles for May. 5/1 30 miles 5/2...

Goal: 600 miles for May.

5/1 30 miles
5/2 40
5/3 75 (note - added 30 on a late afternoon ride!)
5/4 38
5/5 46

MTD 229 miles
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,563
Posted By Happy Feet

I think this will help the OP finally make that...

I think this will help the OP finally make that decision...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,307
Posted By scott967

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow...

I guess the original BB30 advertised a narrow Q-factor as a positive, but I think in general it's agreed that puts more stress on the bearing to shell interface so now the press fit are spaced out...
03-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,700
Posted By Bianchigirll

They were nice bikes, I love those colors

They were nice bikes, I love those colors
03-05-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,586
Posted By Maelochs

I have dome a lot of urban riding on flats,...

I have dome a lot of urban riding on flats, clips, and clipless.

Quick acceleration? You lose some of that trying to get cliiped in ... pretty much every time. if a sudden burst of speed is what...
Forum: Triathlon
03-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,013
Posted By base2

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set....

Road bike, mountain bike is the same skill set. If you can build one, you can build another.

Just pay attention to the various standards when you build. Headset/bottom brackets, brakes (disk/rim),...
02-22-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Koyote

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online...

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online seller. One of the things you give up for that low price is this kind of service. You’re about as likely to get a price adjustment from them as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,970
Posted By tomato coupe

One can imagine a world where disc brakes have...

One can imagine a world where disc brakes have the been the standard on road bikes for decades, and rim brakes were recently introduced:

- Why would I want to switch to brakes that don't work well...
12-26-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,472
Posted By mstateglfr

Hopefully they have a blast on the new bikes! ...

Hopefully they have a blast on the new bikes!
Getting quality kids bikes is almost always an investment in time(searching and/or cobbling together) or an actual financial investment.
Ive built...
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