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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Kontact

Perhaps he was talking about chainring spacing -...

Perhaps he was talking about chainring spacing - Shimano flares the rings apart on 11 speed. But that isn't what he was describing. It sounds more like he was assuming that chain widths are inner,...
06-10-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Camilo

Bike cable S hook. I buy mine on Ebay. People say...

Bike cable S hook. I buy mine on Ebay. People say they break, I haven't experienced much of that. i like using them, they reduce cable rattling.

Bike Cable S Hook for sale | eBay...
06-10-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Eric F

https://www.amazon.com/Saipe-Clasps-Bicycle-Rotata...

https://www.amazon.com/Saipe-Clasps-Bicycle-Rotatable-S-Hook/dp/B08DNFZWZ9
06-10-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Crankycrank

Housing Hooks | Jagwire...

Housing Hooks | Jagwire (https://jagwire.com/products/small-parts/rotating-s-hook) I just use a ziptie which works well too.
Forum: Southwest
06-02-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By riceowls

We ended up with the 4 days if riding out of...

We ended up with the 4 days if riding out of Tucson. Saguaro East plus Colossal Caves, Saguaro West and Desert Museum (our favorite day), Sabino Canyon and Oro Valley, San Xavier Mission and South...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,496
Posted By terrymorse

Climbing -- Does Bike Weight Really Matter?

The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/may/01/cycling-notes-speeding-machines-and-rim-damage-cycling-1899) weighs in on whether or not bike weight matters when climbing:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,669
Posted By Koyote

Why on Earth would anyone care what anyone else...

Why on Earth would anyone care what anyone else paid for a bike -- or for any other object?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By Regulatori

Because I'm hitting my mid-40s and live in hilly...

Because I'm hitting my mid-40s and live in hilly Seattle.

Knees need some rest.
04-04-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,400
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've read that you cannot. Various piston seals,...

I've read that you cannot. Various piston seals, etc, are incompatible. (Off the top of my head, I would think it would be easier to do that then to go in the other direction of conversion.)

In...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-24, 04:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,303
Posted By PeteHski

What’s wrong with the Cannondale? Seems like a...

What’s wrong with the Cannondale? Seems like a good deal at that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,157
Posted By Hermes

Bob_Ross Sorry for being harsh on Tucson road...

Bob_Ross Sorry for being harsh on Tucson road conditions...maybe too harsh.

So better yet...maybe...here is a video from a training camp put on by an operator in Tucson where my wife and I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,157
Posted By Fredo76

Seasonally (like now, for instance), Tucson in...

Seasonally (like now, for instance), Tucson in Arizona is pretty nice. They've had a cycling emphasis, with bike paths, bike lanes, etc. for many years now. It's a popular spring training...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By Sy Reene

Just don't join this ride, or We're Going to Yell...

Just don't join this ride, or We're Going to Yell at You (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html?ispreloading=1)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By Yan

GPS has insufficient accuracy for measuring...

GPS has insufficient accuracy for measuring cumulative altitude gain.

Civilian GPS is only accurate to 5m under idea conditions. The receiver has no way of distinguishing between a true vs false...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By Iride01

I don't know. But I expect most do use a...

I don't know. But I expect most do use a barometric sensor today that show elevation.

As for GPS, the devices don't ping the satellite. The GPS in our Garmin and other devices is only a receiver...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By tomato coupe

GPS is not "overkill" for the job -- it's not as...

GPS is not "overkill" for the job -- it's not as well suited for this application as a pressure transducer is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 06:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By Shadco

That is really unfortunate. ...

That is really unfortunate.


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03-19-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pepperbelly

Lube chain without getting on my knees

I don’t have a work stand-yet. Today when I put my bike on the carrier mounted on the spare tire on my jeep I saw the chain looked a little dry.
Instead of taking it back to the garage to lube it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By genejockey

Did this involve hamers being droped and The Look...

Did this involve hamers being droped and The Look being given?
03-16-24, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By Dave Mayer

To the OP: ignore most of the previous useless...

To the OP: ignore most of the previous useless contributions to this thread - zero value. Just bores who overvalue their own inexperience.

BTW: Engineering 101 is that metal springs do not change...
03-16-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By Dave Mayer

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 is outstanding kit, and it...

Dura-Ace 7700 and 7800 is outstanding kit, and it should be restored if at all possible. Some lesser derailleurs are not worth the trouble, but this gear is.

First off, derailleurs should not be...
03-16-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By Kontact

Put something between the screw and the hanger....

Put something between the screw and the hanger. I've used a little chunk of credit card.

You could also drill a new spring hole.
03-16-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By FBinNY

Springs are amazingly reliable, so the B-spring...

Springs are amazingly reliable, so the B-spring itself is the last thing I'd suspect unless it was completely dead.

These RDs depend on a balance between upper and lower springs, so are very...
03-16-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By smd4

The B spring is definitely replaceable if you can...

The B spring is definitely replaceable if you can find one—perhaps from a trashed donor RD. For the 7700 (and maybe others—I only have the 7700 schematics), there were two springs available— one for...
03-13-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By canklecat

I've tried Voltaren and generic diclofenac twice,...

I've tried Voltaren and generic diclofenac twice, in 2018 after I was hit by a car (broken and dislocated shoulder, re-injured neck which was first broken in 2001), and recently for recurring neck,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By merlinextraligh

Love the R600 Dura Ace reference. Only thing...

Love the R600 Dura Ace reference. Only thing missing is a chic in a bikini on a cervelo.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By Koyote

My Group Ride: A Cautionary Tale

I headed out on the weekly group ride full of optimism and joy. With my new Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey, I was sure to lead the pack as our paceline rolled through the bucolic countryside. My riding...
03-07-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By zandoval

As a health care provider and an old guy who...

As a health care provider and an old guy who suffers osteoarthritis pain Voltarin has not helped much at all. I have seen it work well in those who are not active. Maybe thats the ticket. It is a...
03-06-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By DiabloScott

I started using Voltaren after knee surgery for...

I started using Voltaren after knee surgery for broken patella. Switched to generic versions. My doctor said it's mostly for arthritis (which I don't have) but that it might help with my crunchy...
03-05-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By tomato coupe

I've used it many times over the years. It's not...

I've used it many times over the years. It's not as potent as a cortisone injection, but more targeted than ibuprofen.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By WaveyGravey

I have used this stuff as recommended by a...

I have used this stuff as recommended by a doctor. Quite honestly, I did not feel or notice any difference. Also, another product recommended by doctors is BLUE-EMU cream. Again, did not notice a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By elcruxio

I'm married to a doctor so I've been drilled to...

I'm married to a doctor so I've been drilled to learn that while meds are great, they're not pickmeups and should only be used when really needed. Especially ibuprofen and paracetamol can cause organ...
02-15-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By squirtdad

For scenario 1 you can use a shimano 11 speed...

For scenario 1 you can use a shimano 11 speed cassette with campy 11 speed deraillers and shifters (and vice versa) 11 speed spacing is same shimano/campy/Sram

the freehubs and cassettes are...
02-15-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By KCT1986

For your Scenario 2. No experience w/Campy ...

For your Scenario 2.

No experience w/Campy

From what I understand, the 12 speed Shimano road cassettes will fit on a Shimano brand wheelset speced for 11 speed. The inner part of the cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,155
Posted By Maelochs

I won't read this one, and didn't read much of...

I won't read this one, and didn't read much of the other ... this is rich though ... one guy writes a hack piece to stir up debate to get "engagement" on his website to justify his paycheck ... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,269
Posted By mstateglfr

What's most impressive is that both guys managed...

What's most impressive is that both guys managed to ride the course 3 times and ended all 3 rides with the exact same power output.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,488
Posted By RB1-luvr

I'm nearly 60 now, but in the 80s, they clocked...

I'm nearly 60 now, but in the 80s, they clocked our field going 59 mph down the backside of Brandon's Gap at the Killington Stage Race. I drafted a tractor trailer down a slight grade 51 mph in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,488
Posted By noodle soup

I literally walked away from it. I didn't think I...

I literally walked away from it. I didn't think I was that hurt. Some motorists that knew who I was, helped me back to the marina where I lived. When security saw my condition, they called National...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,880
Posted By Rick_D

Is the most unexpected bit to me as well. But...

Is the most unexpected bit to me as well. But with two lights, the combo strikes me as the better option in that case but we've also gone from two permutations to four. I'll back slowly away from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,880
Posted By noglider

Yes sometimes when I feel I need extra...

Yes sometimes when I feel I need extra protection, I'll run two flashing lights, flashing at different intervals. As with other safety equipment, I can never tell if it really works. Maybe one day, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 04:56 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,880
Posted By Sapper69

I gave my daughter exactly the same lecture when...

I gave my daughter exactly the same lecture when I was teaching her to drive a couple of years ago, including first hand examples of how much a PITA it is dealing with the aftermath of an accident...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,880
Posted By theblackbullet

The only time I've ever used the steady mode on...

The only time I've ever used the steady mode on my tail light is when I'm riding in a group after dark. Flashing mode almost always otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,176
Posted By mschwett

why would you consider it mileage? no miles were...

why would you consider it mileage? no miles were traveled lol. of course, calories were burned, revolutions of the pedals made!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 12:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,176
Posted By downtube42

For me it's pretty simple: they are not miles. No...

For me it's pretty simple: they are not miles. No miles were traversed. No distance covered. No places visited.

I have a smart trainer. It's a great workout, impervious to weather, and safe....
01-03-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,842
Posted By 13ollocks

I did the '96 Boston-NY AIDS Ride - training for...

I did the '96 Boston-NY AIDS Ride - training for it got me back onto the road after several years' hiatus and introduced me to group riding. The event itself was great, even including the second day...
01-02-24, 04:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,842
Posted By Trsnrtr

My wife and I have cycled together over 40 years....

My wife and I have cycled together over 40 years. Even at 72, we have a combined yearly average of 11,000 to 12,000 miles.

The biggest problem with a cycling significant other is having to buy two...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,176
Posted By 2Mins2Midnight

I hadn't thought about it in such terms, but that...

I hadn't thought about it in such terms, but that makes perfect sense. Thanks for the response!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,176
Posted By theblackbullet

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hoping to crack 12k this weekend.



Distance is a measure of how you've...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,176
Posted By datlas

Annual Pissing Contest - Mileage for 2023

Gang, it's that time of the year.

We are NEVER going to agree on whether trainer miles "count" or not, so for this year it's the honor system. Post your total miles for the year, feel free to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,488
Posted By CAT7RDR

The earth moves at 492,126 miles per hour through...

The earth moves at 492,126 miles per hour through the Milky Way Galaxy.
We are all tied for first!!!
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