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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,808
Posted By bruce19

Bang for the Buck: 1. Aluminum

Bang for the Buck:

1. Aluminum
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,808
Posted By PeteHski

Titanium and high-end steel bikes are really a...

Titanium and high-end steel bikes are really a "lifestyle" choice, I'm guessing mostly attractive to older, traditional riders with a healthy budget and plenty of nostalgia.

More workhorse steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,808
Posted By Hiro11

I've had good luck with most materials: 1....

I've had good luck with most materials:

1. Aluminum: I suspect those who mention "aluminum harshness" have not ridden a modern aluminum bike. I have a brand new Allez Sprint custom build that is...
11-04-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By CliffordK

As far as shipping insurance. Most of the...

As far as shipping insurance. Most of the shipping damage I've encountered has been due to poorly packed items. And despite selling the insurance, the shipping companies are reluctant to reimburse...
11-03-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By phughes

I really hope this gets resolved for you.

I really hope this gets resolved for you.
11-03-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By phughes

I guess you'll never know. What I know is, when I...

I guess you'll never know. What I know is, when I bought insurance on a shipment, and it was lost, they paid. I was returning my wedding band after we first bought it, in exchange for a smaller size,...
11-03-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By Darth Lefty

Unless they mentioned this shipment in particular...

Unless they mentioned this shipment in particular in their message it's just the same people who have been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty
11-03-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to point out that if the “every insured...

Just want to point out that if the “every insured home in America destruction” argument played out…we likely have much bigger problems, and would be lucky to be alive to collect from insurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,808
Posted By tomato coupe

These steel vs. carbon vs. titanium vs. aluminum...

These steel vs. carbon vs. titanium vs. aluminum threads are all started by Big Bamboo. Once they get us fighting against each other, they'll swoop in and take over the industry. They are ready for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,808
Posted By Trakhak

Proportions of bike sales (categorized by frame...

Proportions of bike sales (categorized by frame material) for a prominent British bike company, i.e., Wiggle, according to a senior manager:

1. Aluminum
2. Aluminum, cont.
3. Carbon
4. Steel...
10-27-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By 63rickert

Arkansas High Country Race was just won on a...

Arkansas High Country Race was just won on a steel bike with rim brakes. And inner tubes. The steel was old timey 1" and !-1/8" tubes. With lugs.
10-27-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By Koyote

=cosplaying.

=cosplaying.
10-27-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By vespasianus

I am one that believes that people can be sold...

I am one that believes that people can be sold anything and that so called "bike journalists" and "bike reviewers" are terrible. They are all just recycling the same old crap and use the same lines...
10-26-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By rsbob

NumbersGuy, don’t waste your breath or time on...

NumbersGuy, don’t waste your breath or time on them, because they will just twist it around on you. Bullies and trolls can’t and won’t change their stripes no matter how logical your approach. ...
10-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By NumbersGuy

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not...

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not individual posts. When a few of you account for 75% of the posts on a thread you didn’t start and most of those are your complaints that it’s not a...
10-26-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By NumbersGuy

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to...

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to rack up so many posts into the tens of thousands, regardless of how long they've been active on the forum. This thread helps clarify as it's the...
10-26-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By Broctoon

Carbon fiber construction of course makes it easy...

Carbon fiber construction of course makes it easy to shape a frame for better aero qualities. Otherwise, there is little difference between carbon and steel with regard to a bike's speed--maybe...
10-25-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By Koyote

If that were true, you wouldn't have asked the...

If that were true, you wouldn't have asked the question. But nice try. 'nighty-'night.
10-25-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,057
Posted By skidder

Another Carbon vs. Steel thread? Hold on while I...

Another Carbon vs. Steel thread? Hold on while I get a few beers and some popcorn, will ya?

:popcorn :beer:
10-14-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 525
Posted By FBinNY

Andy's points are well taken. OTOH, there's...

Andy's points are well taken. OTOH, there's nothing wrong with someone taking on a project like this for their own personal use or simply for the satisfaction.

I hope the OP goes ahead with the...
10-14-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 525
Posted By FBinNY

I'm a bit surprised (maybe not) by the negative...

I'm a bit surprised (maybe not) by the negative attitudes of some here.

I begin with then assumption that this is a frame worth a few dollars as scrap (if that), and that the OP is as interested...
10-14-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 525
Posted By easyupbug

First stop I think is a frame builder near you...

First stop I think is a frame builder near you (with something like a Marchetti frame table) to see how bad it is, if he can even get it straight (and stable) without complete seat stays. There is a...
10-14-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 525
Posted By FBinNY

I hope I'm correct in assuming that the driver's...

I hope I'm correct in assuming that the driver's insurance paid the claims and declined salvaging the frame.

If so it's not an unreasonable project because the worst case is it you learn something...
10-11-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Kapusta

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass in the superlight casing....

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass in the superlight casing. 35mm.
10-11-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Iride01

Just make certain they'll fit the bike you are...

Just make certain they'll fit the bike you are putting them on. Slicks will likely have a little more clearance to the frame and other parts of the bike than will a same size and similar model with...
10-11-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By MattTheHat

I haven’t installed them yet, but I’ve got a pair...

I haven’t installed them yet, but I’ve got a pair of Scwalbe Pro One TLEs in 34mm that I’ll be running next. I’ve never used them in 34mm but have worn out several pair in 32mm. Very nice tire. Rolls...
09-08-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By xseal

Just as an FYI, I used Forward Shipping to send...

Just as an FYI, I used Forward Shipping to send my bike in a bike bag to Austria. The service just sub-contracts with FedEx/DHL. The bike got stuck in France, never made it to Austria and on my...
09-06-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By njkayaker

It is very, very unlikely that the manufacturer...

It is very, very unlikely that the manufacturer would say this.


More BS. You should ask Lynskey themselves.


Given this, what basis do you have to believe the nonsense the seller is telling...
09-06-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By smd4

Seven pages. Seven...pages. And my initial...

Seven pages. Seven...pages.

And my initial question still hasn't been answered in any serious way (Although someone mis-interpreted that question into "advice"). We've got lots of predictions of...
09-05-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By rsbob

Contact your local high schools or Voc Tech...

Contact your local high schools or Voc Tech schools and see if they would be willing to weld it for free as a demo for their pupils.
09-05-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By Polaris OBark

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth...

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth $188, which is $187 more than what the frame is worth.
09-05-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By Polaris OBark

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a...

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a titanum frame (Sage). I was able to press it in by hand, and finish the job with some very light gentle tapping with a rubber mallet. If anything,...
09-05-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By smd4

Didn’t you get the memo? You’re not allowed here...

Didn’t you get the memo? You’re not allowed here to suggest an outcome other than catastrophic failure and death. Hell, you’re not even allowed to think it!
09-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By smd4

Not much. Something akin to a loose headset. What...

Not much. Something akin to a loose headset. What exactly do you think would happen?
09-04-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,799
Posted By smd4

Assuming the crack propagates the entire length...

Assuming the crack propagates the entire length of the head tube, unbeknownst to the rider, during a ride. What do people think will happen? The fork will magically fall out? The headset will explode...
08-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By Polaris OBark

This is probably good news, in the sense that it...

This is probably good news, in the sense that it means they haven't absolved themselves of responsibility. You have a reasonable expectation that your packages should be delivered competently, and...
08-17-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By 63rickert

UPS lost a bike I shipped. It was insured. I...

UPS lost a bike I shipped. It was insured. I spent six months trying to find it, talked to dozens of UPS employees who understood it was a custom bike and I wanted it. They wanted to help. Some had...
08-17-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By philbob57

Amazon and FedEx have delivered items addressed...

Amazon and FedEx have delivered items addressed to me to the wrong city (Cedar Rapids for 'zon, Houston for FedEx). UPS screwed up one delivery so royally that they cost me $3,000 in lost income; I...
08-17-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By philbob57

UPS drivers can definitely make mistakes in...

UPS drivers can definitely make mistakes in delivery. They can and do read street addresses wrong from time to time. I know from personal experience that it's the same for USPS, FedEX, Amazon, and I...
08-10-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,219
Posted By m.c.

Bikeflights is convenient in some situations....

Bikeflights is convenient in some situations. I've used them when buying things out of state. I will have the seller take the bike to a bikeflights listed LBS, pay the shop to pack it and arrange...
04-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By sincos

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque...

Is this a trick question? You need a Power Torque BB. These are external cups -- the spindle is built into the crank.
05-12-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,265
Posted By aggiegrads

It may be. Dura Ace often was a compatibility...

It may be. Dura Ace often was a compatibility exception. If I decide to mix and match components, I stay away from older Dura Ace. It may work, but I am not the expert.
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