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03-27-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By squirtdad

glad this is to0 big...to note if you don't...

glad this is to0 big...to note if you don't know . Barrettscv is good dude. I facilitated a paramount for him a few years back
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,523
Posted By Maelochs

And happily for all, tubular glue won't melt at...

And happily for all, tubular glue won't melt at the sort of rim temps experienced by pros riding at max pace down steep mountains .... and I am sure that in the cases where I saw riders in a...
02-03-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,900
Posted By RockiesDad

Bump this up to 32mm and call it a day...

Bump this up to 32mm and call it a day...
01-26-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,901
Posted By Le Mechanic

Is your Shimano chain a counterfeit?

I was replacing a couple of customer supplied chains on 2 bikes that I was tuning up at the bike shop where I work. I've come across this issue a few times now since the pandemic created so many...
01-24-23, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,482
Posted By dsaul

Wide tires and low air pressure.

Wide tires and low air pressure.
01-23-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By staehpj1

I have shed several. I do think about treating...

I have shed several. I do think about treating myself to something new though.
01-22-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By scottfsmith

Iím recently down to N=1. Itís amazingly nice how...

Iím recently down to N=1. Itís amazingly nice how much room I have in the garage now 😁. My endurance bike does it all good enough for me.
01-22-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By nlerner

I'd really like to get down to 10 a year from now...

I'd really like to get down to 10 a year from now and then 5 a year after. Currently at 22, which I have space for, but too many just never really get ridden.
01-22-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By skidder

I've got 6 bicycles, all ride great, but only...

I've got 6 bicycles, all ride great, but only four are 'regular riders'. They have an emotional value to me since I've built them from odd parts, one is an old 'gas-pipe' Schwinn similar to what I...
01-22-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By scottfsmith

I misread your original post and thought you had...

I misread your original post and thought you had only a gravel and endurance bike.. with three bikes I would sell two, just keep the endurance bike. Iím an N-1 convert, I sold my race and mountain...
01-21-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,853
Posted By Trakhak

The use of the term "Road" for racing bikes for...

The use of the term "Road" for racing bikes for paved roadways likely originated to differentiate them from track (velodrome) bikes. Maybe borrowed from Italy's "strada" versus "pista" distinction....
01-18-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Wildwood

Funny, .... over many years I have truly admired...

Funny, .... over many years I have truly admired your bikes and being the same frame size always thought (hoped?) I would buy from you, when you culled. The last few months have seen me reduce my...
01-16-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,900
Posted By msu2001la

If you've been happy with GP 4000 S II's, you'll...

If you've been happy with GP 4000 S II's, you'll love the GP 5000.
I've run 32mm tubeless GP 5000's in conditions exactly as you describe and it's great for that. I also like to run 33mm CX tires...
01-15-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,900
Posted By Bmach

I have been using 25mm GP5000 on conditions just...

I have been using 25mm GP5000 on conditions just like to described without any issues.
01-14-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By curbtender

https://www.bikeflights.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAwomeBhB...

https://www.bikeflights.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAwomeBhBWEiwAM43YICGY4-6Kj7bOXEWcPs0DSXH090OfhJBZrb5Gt4OD_TAlgMZ0pI4K6xoC2rUQAvD_BwE
01-11-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,853
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thank you for the gravel tire recommendations. ...

Thank you for the gravel tire recommendations.

I had also replaced the stock CST tires (with small knobs) on my son's 26" bike with Continental Contact Urban. It reduced noise both from the tires...
01-09-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By TimmyT

Ugh. One of the few Simoncini cx bikes I've ever...

Ugh. One of the few Simoncini cx bikes I've ever seen ... in my size and on the market. I had an slx that I sold this past fall, and another one that got hit by a car. Simoncini's are great bikes. ...
01-07-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,853
Posted By lasauge

With a 2x drivetrain, and 40mm tires with minimal...

With a 2x drivetrain, and 40mm tires with minimal center tread, I find my gravel bike does well on pavement when I'm riding between gravel/trail sections. Unsurprisingly my average speeds drop a...
01-02-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Dean51

A beauty! GLWS! Dean

A beauty! GLWS!

Dean
01-02-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By merziac

Very good deal on this folks. :thumb:

Very good deal on this folks. :thumb:
01-02-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By polymorphself

Stunner and good price.

Stunner and good price.
01-02-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

the timer is running... this sale might set a...

the timer is running... this sale might set a record!
12-31-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sedgemop

That's a good looking Pinarello. I got in mind to...

That's a good looking Pinarello. I got in mind to buy an 80's Merckx in 2023. If yours is the same size as the Pinarello, I'll want to talk about it if you decide to sell. Good luck with your sale.
12-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Katzen

One of the main reasons I switched to tubulars...

One of the main reasons I switched to tubulars for CX was a barrage of pinch flats at the sub 40 PSI level. In my opinion, running clinchers that low on anything other than a smooth paved road is...
12-23-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By lasauge

I think the answer to this should depend on what...

I think the answer to this should depend on what size the two bikes are and their condition more than the models. Since you're posting this in the gravel forum I'd guess you're planning to put drop...
12-14-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,589
Posted By jjhabbs

2023 PRE bike swap party. Chicago!

Hey guys, Like last year I am going to have a vintage bike party and show at my Garage. We had such a great time last year. This year it will be held on Saturday February 11th. I will probably limit...
12-12-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,517
Posted By skidder

I'll never find out about that comparison. I...

I'll never find out about that comparison. I only play golf once every decade, and that's to remind myself how much I hate it. ;)

"Golf is a Good Walk Spoiled" - Mark Twain
12-09-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm all good recently but I did have to do some...

I'm all good recently but I did have to do some work to get there on all three points.

Handlebars: My hands were going numb but got a bike fit which put the stem closer and higher and now this is...
12-08-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By oldbobcat

With modern dual-control levers and flat-on-top,...

With modern dual-control levers and flat-on-top, curved-on-the bottom handlebar bends, it's pretty difficult to find a really unsuitable handlebar. We all have our preferences. but I say as long as...
12-07-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By canklecat

Absolutely. The main reason I got latex tubes was...

Absolutely. The main reason I got latex tubes was for the comfort on our increasingly coarse, harsh chipseal roads. Lower rolling resistance is just a plus, and I'm not fast enough for it to matter...
12-04-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By merziac

Excellent! :thumb:

Excellent! :thumb:
12-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Mike V3

That hub will fit 9,10,11 and 12 Campagnolo...

That hub will fit 9,10,11 and 12 Campagnolo cassettes
12-04-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Bobjackson

As per Campy. U might shoot a picture & post to...

As per Campy. U might shoot a picture & post to better inform us. For now please review the attached doc.
...
10-31-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By Dave Mayer

Your Racing-T is likely the last iteration of the...

Your Racing-T is likely the last iteration of the 9-speed units, with the with the new bulbous lower pivot and adjustable lower pivot tension ring. If so, then it has the new 1.50:1 actuation ratio,...
08-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5...

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5 speed cassettes are well behind me now, along with my 27" X 19mm tires.
Now, it's a Rival 46/33 with a 10-36 12 speed cassette and nice, comfy 700C X...
08-26-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,918
Posted By Fredo76

Tight clearances on racing bikes were already...

Tight clearances on racing bikes were already becoming a fad in the late '70s. I say fad, because the disadvantages outweigh the non-existent advantages, really, except maybe for looking cool in the...
08-26-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,918
Posted By bikemig

I rode 23s and 25s for what seems like forever....

I rode 23s and 25s for what seems like forever. Now I'm not interested in a bike that can't take at least a 28c tire. But then I'm nowhere near as fast as I used to be so a little fatter tire is...
08-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By downtube42

BITD, when a pro racer cracked on a climb, he...

BITD, when a pro racer cracked on a climb, he lost huge time because he couldn't turn the cranks over. Cracked meant something, physically and mentally. Destroyed. Done.

Now they downshift,...
08-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By zen_

I would wait for GRX 2.0 personally, but both...

I would wait for GRX 2.0 personally, but both groupsets will be equally unavailable for purchase.

Having said that, the Rival eTap 1x and 2x drivetrains are both right on the money as far as...
08-23-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By grant40

I have 33mm tubulars on my Schwinn, which has...

I have 33mm tubulars on my Schwinn, which has larger clearence than the Miyata, and they barely fit....
08-23-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By shoota

Ah right on. Doesn't seem worth an extra $500 +...

Ah right on. Doesn't seem worth an extra $500 + no power meter to me. But, the positive with 105 is that it uses existing 11s wheels, as opposed to SRAM's xdr driver requirement.

I didn't see that...
08-23-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By Badger6

Not for gravel… Lack of a clutch for the 105...

Not for gravel…

Lack of a clutch for the 105 RD is simply enough to keep me away. GRX Di2 2x11 with a 46-30 crank and 11-32 cassette gets nearly the same low gear (~26 gi, the difference being the...
08-21-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,918
Posted By cyclezen

I believe rider weight/mass has a lot to do with...

I believe rider weight/mass has a lot to do with tire choice. Noticing in the few groups I currently might ride with, that larger riders, on newer bikes, will have wider tires. That makes sense. One...
08-21-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By Hermes

I change gearing / bikes depending on the terrain...

I change gearing / bikes depending on the terrain and facts and circumstances surrounding my planned or impromptu riding. I will continue to do this even as industry evolves and improves brakes and...
08-20-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By terrymorse

To see the progression of road bike "race"...

To see the progression of road bike "race" gearing, just look at the changes to Dura-Ace.

Several years ago, Dura-Ace was 10 speed, top-end bikes with Dura-Ace were shipped with 52-39 chainrings...
08-19-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,977
Posted By Classtime

The Dominance of Ultra-Low Gear Racing Drive-trains

Saturday, I started with the local training ride which is attended by many accomplished and current 50 and 60+ National Champions. Of course, most have new bikes with electronic shifting and disk...
08-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,918
Posted By embankmentlb

25 seems the optimal size for me. I have tried...

25 seems the optimal size for me. I have tried wider but generally do not like the mushiness of the ride, particularly if out of the saddle.
Another factor almost never mentioned is that the wider...
08-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By merziac

Brilliant, RIP Mr. Burrows.

Brilliant, RIP Mr. Burrows.
08-15-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By bulgie

Oh no, too soon! Do we know, was he ill? Now...

Oh no, too soon! Do we know, was he ill? Now we'll never know what else his fertile imagination would have cooked up.

Thank you Mike, for all the cool bikes'n'stuff. You changed the world, at...
08-13-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,918
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Most bicyclists around the world have always...

Most bicyclists around the world have always known that; many "enthusiasts" and other niche riders are coming to the realization that they do not need to try and emulate professional road racers in...
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