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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By vane171

There is one place near the end of my rides where...

There is one place near the end of my rides where I top a hill and there is one small road branching off which creates a decent size paved place where I ride in figure eight pattern for several...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By vane171

Also above post by rm -rf...

Also above post by rm -rf (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rm-rf-46547.html)

That is an eye opener, are you saying that even the road bikes have the issue, probably most of them or even all,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By vane171

Had a good laugh :D I suppose it is OK with...

Had a good laugh :D

I suppose it is OK with bike pros who change to such short wheel base when they arrive to a race or training start someplace on open roads. But if you have to leave from your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By vane171

I suspected as much because looking at the space...

I suspected as much because looking at the space between the pedal and tire, it doesn't look like it can be avoided, even if one had small feet and tight shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By vane171

Is this norm on TT bike to hit front wheel with your toes?

Hi, I got this secondhand bike, Trek, TT style handlebars and nice compact frame. This is also first for me to ride with clipless shoes and I screwed SPD style clips on my new shoes and placed them...
08-22-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By vane171

Yeah, but not everybody rides bikes like a...

Yeah, but not everybody rides bikes like a Fittipaldi. I'd say, if you are not tempting the devil on your bike rides, I'd say it is OK. But if you test how fast you can go downhill and brake later...
08-22-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By vane171

Don't sand it off as suggested, I'd try to dab on...

Don't sand it off as suggested, I'd try to dab on CLR (buy in any house cleaning shop section) and wash with water or maybe dab on the exposed aluminum rust remover, like what you buy in automotive...
08-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,817
Posted By vane171

Was that like that with Merckx wins?

Was that like that with Merckx wins?
07-31-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By vane171

I watch relatively few pro races (on TV) and...

I watch relatively few pro races (on TV) and typically there are expectations from race commentators about riders from those high elevation South American countries but they usually never pan out...
07-16-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,309
Posted By vane171

This is how you make friends and become popular:

This is how you make friends and become popular:
07-16-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,036
Posted By vane171

But Slovenians are up ahead of the field except...

But Slovenians are up ahead of the field except for those who abandoned due to accidents.
07-15-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,036
Posted By vane171

That makes sense, but isn't that just what is...

That makes sense, but isn't that just what is happening in the Tour right now?
07-15-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,471
Posted By vane171

I second that about scenery watching. Where else...

I second that about scenery watching. Where else would you get such a tour of the countryside with the historic points mentioned along with exclusive detailed overfly by helicopter where you can see...
07-09-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,036
Posted By vane171

This looks tempting on the first thought but it...

This looks tempting on the first thought but it wouldn't work, surely you are not the first to suggest this and won't be the last.

I seriously doubt such open, anything goes class would attract...
07-09-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,817
Posted By vane171

Yes, the specialization and I think even teamwork...

Yes, the specialization and I think even teamwork is quite different these days. Don't really know how it was in Merckx's days, not having followed races in those days and also not being a racing...
07-09-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By vane171

That which I bolded up in the quote, I don't...

That which I bolded up in the quote, I don't think warming up is intended at all even if that happens. It allows starting from a media and spectators attractive place in town, like some town square...
07-07-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

Wider problem here is that people have little...

Wider problem here is that people have little respect when it comes to bikes. Bicycling is essentially viewed as a harmless pursuit, where majority of bike riders are your average folks out there who...
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,786
Posted By vane171

I have worded it misleadingly, actually I do...

I have worded it misleadingly, actually I do watch TCM and I am quite a fan of B&W movies (although I am not a 'moviephile' (as in audiophile :D)) and still have to say, some of the old movies have...
07-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,786
Posted By vane171

My bike from circa 1975 is exactly like Coppi's,...

My bike from circa 1975 is exactly like Coppi's, in appearance anyway. :rolleyes:

Even if the your claim above was disputed here, I would think that thanks to that long period of tech stagnation,...
07-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,786
Posted By vane171

I abandoned my radioamateuring days when first...

I abandoned my radioamateuring days when first transistors and then integrated chips pushed out the tubes :innocent:



Well, the vacuum tubes had a soul and the same goes for LP vinyl records....
07-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By vane171

Besides wiggling the valve, also kneed the rubber...

Besides wiggling the valve, also kneed the rubber around the valve with your fingers, squeeze it to bend the rubber around valve into fold or stretch it a bit. You can also try pulling on the tube...
07-02-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,714
Posted By vane171

That's only true for racing, not for sporting...

That's only true for racing, not for sporting rides where what counts is the thrill or feel of going fast even if you lace the ride with coffee stops. But if fast tire means flimsy light tire that...
07-02-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By vane171

Very true, still I wouldn't be proud of winning...

Very true, still I wouldn't be proud of winning this way, that's for sure. It is an obvious obstruction.
07-02-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public...

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public participation...

In this particular setting, all spectators should have been standing behind that small ditch. I would think that spectator...
06-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public...

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public participation...

In this particular setting, all spectators should have been standing behind that small ditch. I would think that spectator...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,829
Posted By vane171

Point is, for those walking, riding is no more an...

Point is, for those walking, riding is no more an option, that is why they walk.

That is, unless they are like me, I ride solo and sometimes I hardly see any car traffic at all, so on some big...
06-28-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

First thing everybody should know - being...

First thing everybody should know - being ignorant of laws is not any excuse if you breach one.

As to it being a mistake, not intentional, stupidity, you still are going to be apprehended and...
06-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

It is something like 'causing injury to others by...

It is something like 'causing injury to others by careless negligence' but I am not a lawyer. Still I am quite sure this is a criminal offense that resulted in broken bones, real injuries, not...
06-27-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,457
Posted By vane171

I don't see how she couldn't be found, criminals...

I don't see how she couldn't be found, criminals are found on much less clear camera shots. But there would have to be a will and that seems in doubt. All that hype to bring spectators in and pep...
06-26-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,077
Posted By vane171

I believe they know but it is usually because it...

I believe they know but it is usually because it is the shorter way to get somewhere without much bother.

However, riding a bike against traffic while believing its safer that way, that takes the...
06-25-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By vane171

That's also what I thought of that light scratch....

That's also what I thought of that light scratch. Also could have been there due to another prior handling.

The OP could also take a close up picture with camera at macro setting and with as high...
06-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By vane171

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of...

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of the chainstay tube but as has been said, most likely it is just a cosmetic damage. The tapping could just detect the paint surface tension which has...
06-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By vane171

Very likely, the pedals are much older than the...

Very likely, the pedals are much older than the cranks or, at the very least, are very different styles.



Yes, I checked it and it is like you say. But that doesn't seem to make a sense. I...
06-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By vane171

I have this bike (2007 make, with pedals new last...

I have this bike (2007 make, with pedals new last year) around with pedals only on so they don't get lost and checked and DS pedal is marked R (not on the pedal axle but its body) and it has normal...
06-24-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By vane171

Maybe R means Right thread, not Right pedal?...

Maybe R means Right thread, not Right pedal? :foo: This looks like something historic, antique, maybe the modern standard doesn't apply. Cranks could be more modern and the letter refers to modern...
06-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,970
Posted By vane171

I got this bottle you need to pull the spout out...

I got this bottle you need to pull the spout out with your teeth before you can drink. But drinking creates under pressure in the bottle which pulls the spout in and closing it. And you can squeeze...
06-22-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,957
Posted By vane171

OK, I didn't think of that, of prescription...

OK, I didn't think of that, of prescription glasses that is. However, don't these guys wear contact lenses if they need vision correction?

Not sure that glasses wouldn't fall off wherever you got...
06-22-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,957
Posted By vane171

That's what one would think as first reaction....

That's what one would think as first reaction. Perhaps the salesman (that subsumes women as well as men) heard of a law suite brought about by a cyclist, maybe was even instructed by the shop owner...
06-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By vane171

I'd keep what you got, plans and actual...

I'd keep what you got, plans and actual implementation of them are two different things. I suggest you first start actualizing those plans on the current bike and take it from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,422
Posted By vane171

As you put it, yes. I am not disputing top bike...

As you put it, yes. I am not disputing top bike handling skills. But it still stands that pro racers (and not just them) often put safety second to speed. Why would that descending style where you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,422
Posted By vane171

'Best' can well be misleading here. These riders...

'Best' can well be misleading here. These riders often sacrifice safety to highest speed. Like they sit on the top tube, which is now against race regulations I understand. Here she obviously didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,422
Posted By vane171

Shouldn't it be the outside foot? Also, the knee...

Shouldn't it be the outside foot? Also, the knee is stuck out into the turn to shift the center of mass, not for aero braking if I am not mistaken.

I don't grip the top tube with my knees, I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,829
Posted By vane171

I made that post hinting at triple on the front...

I made that post hinting at triple on the front to 'enrich' the discussion ;) but I believe nobody enjoys shifting the front, besides it being disruptive on pace, most if not all chain drops are on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,829
Posted By vane171

OK, another side thought. The trend is to easier...

OK, another side thought. The trend is to easier gears, the days of the 53 chainrings and bigger are behind us - not saying it not ridden anymore, quite a few still have those rings but they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,829
Posted By vane171

I see that it can be read like you did, still it...

I see that it can be read like you did, still it holds up if you read the whole paragraph and have some good will to boot. :D

What I meant, that folks who furiously spin up hills while barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,829
Posted By vane171

That 'sit and spin' makes people look like a...

That 'sit and spin' makes people look like a character from comics pages, when their legs go into a blur under them while they gain little ground under them. In such a case, I'd rather dismount and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,255
Posted By vane171

What OP describes is the hop or trop problem, the...

What OP describes is the hop or trop problem, the problem when you lose the beat, when you are deciding when you should just blow it along (maybe had a bit of a gap?).

I can see running stop...
06-14-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By vane171

Thx for replies. You don't have to put it so...

Thx for replies.

You don't have to put it so extreme (every man for himself etc.), what I have in mind is like if people on motorbikes go for a sporting group drive and some of them have 350+...
06-14-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By vane171

unless it is obvious, like a nail sticking from...

unless it is obvious, like a nail sticking from the tire, you have to run your fingers on the inside of the tire to feel for any sharp point that made the flat... that's why it is important to mark...
06-13-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By vane171

What is a typical club fee? And what do people...

What is a typical club fee? And what do people get for it? Only the organized rides or some other benefits?

No drop rides strike me as necessarily being an undemanding 'social rides' on some...
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