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01-18-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,587
Posted By cyclezen

oh my... that being your Bianchi road bike, I...

oh my... that being your Bianchi road bike, I would not go any smaller than that. If you feel it works for you, ok. But I would certainly have expected a size larger...
That doesn;t seem like a 53...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,667
Posted By RB1-luvr

welcome to BF. I hope you find your bike and...

welcome to BF. I hope you find your bike and enjoy cycling. I know some quite large people who ride mountain and road bikes - it's doable, and to me, quite admirable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,667
Posted By Jughed

Wheels are the issue. I would also avoid any...

Wheels are the issue.

I would also avoid any real light weight type contact points - like light weight carbon bars or seat posts.

I started back riding at 118kg +/- - picked up a used bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,667
Posted By jaxgtr

At one point in time I weighed more than you and...

At one point in time I weighed more than you and I was riding this bike. I picked it up used and it was only a couple of years old when I got it. It had very solid wheels, 32 spoke mavic box rim with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,667
Posted By PeteHski

I would get a gravel bike with slightly wider...

I would get a gravel bike with slightly wider tyres. A lot of those are also rated at 120 kg, but you will be fine. The limits are very conservative anyway, but a gravel bike will tend to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,790
Posted By jaxgtr

New Bike Day - Trek CheckPoint SL 7 custom

New bike day is always a good day. I am still waiting on the XDR hub body to arrive, should be here tomorrow or Monday, so I can put on the correct cassette I will be using, but in the interim, they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By tcs

Would it be okay if I posted a link for where to...

Would it be okay if I posted a link for where to purchase Dahon & Dahon Accessories in NA, or will I get banned for life?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,551
Posted By Jipe

The problem with the Brompton is the what the...

The problem with the Brompton is the what the company is managed: its not managed like a bicycle company but like a fashion company with the unique aim of maximizing profit and the bike itself is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By TRY-ATHLETE

Endurance Road Bike For RAGBRAI - Thanks for advice!

This is for all who advised TRY-ATHLETE on Endurance Bike For RAGBRAI. Apologies if not going to all; I can't figure out how to reply to all that replied to me. I’d like to say thank you to all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By bikemig

There's something to be said for a 650b wheel...

There's something to be said for a 650b wheel bike for a smaller frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-23, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By Polaris OBark

Trek Domane size 49 might be a good place to...

Trek Domane size 49 might be a good place to start.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,437
Posted By jaxgtr

New Bike Day

So.......

Did you ever have something just drop in your lap and not know what to do, but you know, you can't pass it up?

It was a short engagement. There is a bike shop on the westside of town...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,491
Posted By TakingMyTime

Really? ...

Really?

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/c/B200/
06-06-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Fentuz

Hi CB, to your 1st point From what I can...

Hi CB,

to your 1st point
From what I can see on https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/bikes-roam:
roam 2 is 2x9 (30/46 x 11-36) using Alivio groupset
roam 1 is 2x10 (30/46 x 11-42) using deore...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21,412
Views: 5,328,582
Posted By jaxgtr

So I bought a new bike and a new bike rack in the...

So I bought a new bike and a new bike rack in the last year, but when I took my wife's car to get the initial free oil change today, I ended up buying a new truck to go with my new bike and my new...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21,412
Views: 5,328,582
Posted By gnome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_e2835_031aaba3193b834eb31aa97a38bb3166908f0472.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,829

I'd absolutely go with the Domane. It is awesome...

I'd absolutely go with the Domane. It is awesome on packed gravel trails. Most importantly, it has a threaded BB. BB90 is fine until it isn't...
11-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,596
Posted By mstateglfr

Because this is a message board where topics are...

Because this is a message board where topics are discussed and opinions are shared.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Hiro11

Rim brake calipers all work well and shouldn't be...

Rim brake calipers all work well and shouldn't be a deciding factor here. Tektro makes some nice brakes that work well. Replacing calipers is dirt cheap any way.These are better reasons to avoid...
11-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 12,012
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

General Deterioration of These Forums

There are a few blowhards which have effectively ruined this Bike Forum. These trolling posters, some averaging over 10 posts a day are dominating most conversations taking away any reasonable...
11-05-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,218
Posted By PeteHski

Blimey! It would probably be cheaper to just buy...

Blimey! It would probably be cheaper to just buy a second trainer and set it up for your bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,821
Posted By Jipe

The CHPT3 cost 2930€, i.e. not twice and actually...

The CHPT3 cost 2930€, i.e. not twice and actually not that much more than a Superlight but indeed, like all he special editions its overpriced just for a special color and some different but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,243
Posted By downhillmaster

More good stuff from the guy that lists the name,...

More good stuff from the guy that lists the name, model, and year of his bikes in his profile :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,243
Posted By downhillmaster

Why does it matter what model or year it is? ...

Why does it matter what model or year it is?
You seriously asked this on a bike forum that specializes in minutiae?
Keep up the good work bro :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,743
Posted By babyboomer

Not to worry, RiceAWay. I have already taken...

Not to worry, RiceAWay. I have already taken steps to ensure that IRide01 will be barred from participating in any of my future posts… JUST KIDDING! I realize that participating in forums like these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,424
Posted By Koyote

Getting the timing right could be tricky.

Getting the timing right could be tricky.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,310
Posted By 257Bill

Well I have been off of here for a few months....

Well I have been off of here for a few months. Got the Trek and love it. I've logged a few hundred miles and think I did the right thing staying with a road bike. Thanks for all of the input. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My happiest day as the owner of a SRAM Force 22...

My happiest day as the owner of a SRAM Force 22 hydro disc bike was the day I sold it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,102
Posted By GlennR

Thanks You must be very popular at work.

Thanks

You must be very popular at work.
08-16-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,431
Posted By kfried

Writing with one last update in case future forum...

Writing with one last update in case future forum members come across it.

I now have my Dean dialed in and took it out for its first century last weekend. It was glorious. It rode smooth all day,...
08-06-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,501
Posted By Koyote

First, note that we have a subforum for...

First, note that we have a subforum for cyclocross and gravel riding. You would get better responses there, perhaps.

Second, depending on the specific tires, 44 mm may be just as fast as 40 mm. It...
07-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By Milton Keynes

More red flags than a communist holiday.

More red flags than a communist holiday.
07-14-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal....

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal. What else can you buy for less than $300 that has been completely maintained? If that is true, of course.

As for a 58cm fitting 5’7 to 6’0, not a...
07-09-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,740
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In...

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In the mean time lower the pressure and get some fatter tyres, it you cant fit it in the frame. Very low gearing and low speed is beneficial in technical...
06-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By SurferRosa

$40?? Will you take 10? Oh, you will take 10!...

$40?? Will you take 10? Oh, you will take 10! Will you take 5? Yeah, you will take five? How about free? No? Ok, 5 then... Nah, not interested.
06-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,527
Posted By Rolla

Get the Kona Rove, all day long. Perfect for your...

Get the Kona Rove, all day long. Perfect for your needs, great handling, nice build. I like the Cosmic Stallion, but approach All-City's sizing with care. Your other choices are seriously over-biked...
06-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By chaadster

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks...

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 21,793
Posted By Dan333SP

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a...

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a shirtless, helmetless dude racing unaware strangers on a hybrid and crashing on a group ride... this forum does not disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 21,793
Posted By Chuck M

I'm not a group rider, but I'd be inclined to...

I'm not a group rider, but I'd be inclined to side with the group leaders' decision to ask you to not ride with them. There are certain etiquettes for any group activity be it a ride or run. Showing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 21,793
Posted By genejockey

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to...

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to keep up. Group riding is a set of skills, and experience shows that randos who show up intentionally dressed NOT to fit in are very unlikely to have...
06-17-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,215
Posted By Reflector Guy

Lawyers, doctors, bike mechanics..... One of...

Lawyers, doctors, bike mechanics..... One of these is not like the others.
06-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,935
Posted By ksryder

Looks like a nifty bit of kit. But reading...

Looks like a nifty bit of kit. But reading through this thread, jfc this crowd is just waiting to for a chance to **** all over everything, aren't they?
06-08-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,381
Posted By veganbikes

Uhhh well I mean technically I don't do the whole...

Uhhh well I mean technically I don't do the whole religion thing but no bibliophile's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliophilia) are not bible related necessarily unless that is a book you wish to...
06-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By cb400bill

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we...

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we are just going to close it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,765
Posted By Bassmanbob

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I...

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I was told to have thick skin in the Road Cycling forums. Now I see why. OK. I'll take what I have coming.
06-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By jaxgtr

I am not sure it matters. I am not positive, but...

I am not sure it matters. I am not positive, but I think my Pro3V's on my Domane came with round, my wife's Pro 37's I know came with the round ones.

Trek's site shows both types, but I also found...
06-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,596
Posted By alandmor

Cycling Gear Storage

I found this type of stacked, wire basket arrangement works great for storing cycling gear. Helmets etc. on top, gloves, tool kits, cycling shoes etc. in their own basket below. It doesn't take up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,884
Posted By CAT7RDR

Talking about not seeing the forest for the...

Talking about not seeing the forest for the trees. Enigma had an awesome opportunity to step-up and win over potential new customers by standing behind their product. Instead, they chose to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,743
Posted By babyboomer

My experience has been that posting to a forum...

My experience has been that posting to a forum attracts the usual cast of characters. Fortunately, most of them want to help. Then there are the others.

Obviously you didn't stumble into this...
05-10-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,032
Posted By Badger6

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be...

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be the correct size for the SW Recon.

I had the same concerns, until I was able to try them. I was a 44.5 in the SW6 and the SW XC. When I purchased...
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