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11-25-23, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,033
Posted By Kontact

No, there is no new process that makes aluminum...

No, there is no new process that makes aluminum ride different.

And to be perfectly clear, "aluminum" doesn't ride harsh. Oversized aluminum rides harsh (Klein, Cannondale), skinny tube aluminum...
11-25-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,383
Posted By cyccommute

Schwinn and Whizzer made a lot of them. I致e...

Schwinn and Whizzer made a lot of them. I致e ridden one that is similar to this model (https://www.lanemotormuseum.org/collection/bicycles/item/schwinn-whizzer-1947/). It was started by simply...
10-22-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By Jeff Wills

These are the golden days.

I have my own reasons for enjoying my vintage bicycles. Maynard Hershon has been there and is very good at expressing where we致e been. (Copied from Facebook.)

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Story of the...
10-18-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By 3alarmer

...Kapton tape is pretty cheap, and it comes in...

...Kapton tape is pretty cheap, and it comes in various widths, in bulk rolls...
10-10-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By SurferRosa

^ :lol: If it were mine, I would definitely...

^ :lol:

If it were mine, I would definitely clean it up, hacksaw the unnecessary bits, and, as Mick sang, paint it black.
10-10-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By SurferRosa

The way some of these people talk about your...

The way some of these people talk about your "dangerous" bike stand, you'd think they live in a padded room.
10-10-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,722
Posted By SurferRosa

Glad you're ok... But why not replace the bike...

Glad you're ok... But why not replace the bike with another Super Le Tour that hasn't been in a bad crash. Surely, you could find a similar bike well under $200.

If you want the crashed bike back...
10-10-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,722
Posted By delbiker1

After reading the original post, I can so no...

After reading the original post, I can so no fault with a shop declining to work on that bike. Quite likely, if they gave the owner an estimate to fix what might be wrong, he would not like that...
10-10-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,722
Posted By veganbikes

It could be that the frame is toast as well in...

It could be that the frame is toast as well in that crash your frame could have gotten damaged. It is also not a valuable frame so the repairs to it could be worth more than the bike was worth new....
10-10-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,722
Posted By choddo

They probably don稚 want the liability if you go...

They probably don稚 want the liability if you go on to crash because something else was damaged. Frame might not be in good shape.
10-10-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By Cyclespanner

Here it is in action! EDIT: Please note I did...

Here it is in action!
EDIT: Please note I did the decent thing and disposed of the accumulated heap of victims and discarded bandages.
Wouldn't wish to offend or upset anyone....
10-05-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By pdlamb

Same reason a lot of people use SPDs to ride...

Same reason a lot of people use SPDs to ride roads. The MTB shoe both SPD pedals and Frogs use has lugs that let you walk around (grocery or convenience stores, rest stops, SAG stops, restaurants,...
09-24-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,342
Posted By skidder

I won't comment of a specific bicycle model, but...

I won't comment of a specific bicycle model, but if you like bigger tires than 'roadie' sizes, try to find something that will take the 700 x 35 size - nice balance between narrow, hi-pressure road...
09-21-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know about the aftermarket...

.
...I don't know about the aftermarket replacement cores, but the ones that come in tubes definitely vary in quality. I have had to replace many in the past couple of years. Rarely had a problem...
09-13-23, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By _ForceD_

+2I have a supply of it too. Works well. Dan

+2I have a supply of it too. Works well.

Dan
09-13-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By dedhed

Grade 25 is plenty good for bicycle bearings ...

Grade 25 is plenty good for bicycle bearings
check industrial suppliers like this

​​​​​​https://motionandrotation.se/
09-13-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By tiger1964

+1 but I now have three different widths of...

+1 but I now have three different widths of Kapton tape for various rims... it adds up. Works great, however.
09-13-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By SurferRosa

Rubber is too bulky for some tight fitting tires....

Rubber is too bulky for some tight fitting tires. I use two layers of 10mm kapton tape from eBay. Super inexpensive.
09-11-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Did you install it upside down?

Did you install it upside down?
09-10-23, 02:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,652
Posted By verktyg

Modulation, Brake Pads, Delta vs. Monoplaner vs. Dual Pivot

1. MODULATION has frequently been used by many as a lame excuse for brakes that DON'T STOP WELL!!!

2. Brake pads are probably the single biggest factor in how well modern bicycle brakes work. The...
09-06-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By DiabloScott

A friend brought his new bike over to my...

A friend brought his new bike over to my apartment once (about 1987) and it was all C-Record. I said "Wow, that is a SEXY crank". My roommate laughed.
Not going to post a photo because if you know,...
09-06-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By smd4

SR pedals? Um...no. However... ...

SR pedals? Um...no.

However...
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,115
Posted By rsbob

You may also want to try adding gel pads under...

You may also want to try adding gel pads under your bar tape or double wrapping your bars. There are also stems which have built in shock absorption which flex but not to the point of making it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By GhostRider62

Get a recumbent, problem solved. You will have...

Get a recumbent, problem solved. You will have no shoulder pain riding

I suffer from all the things OP has, plus I've broken the elbows, scapula and have had shoulder surgery to remove some of...
08-15-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By bruce19

This is why I ride

About a year ago I woke up early in the morning with this hollow feeling in my chest. Not something I would associate with a heart attack but I knew instinctively it was heart related. I went to the...
08-11-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By cyclic_eric

Hard to go wrong with Continental GP5000...

Hard to go wrong with Continental GP5000 clinchers with latex tubes, in my experience. I壇 definitely try to fit 28mm tires, measure first.
08-03-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bike maintenance is far more about doing the work...

Bike maintenance is far more about doing the work than what lube is used. Andy
07-26-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,726
Posted By TiHabanero

"The pre-assembled components from the factory?...

"The pre-assembled components from the factory? THAT is on Salsa."

I take it you have read the Dealer Agreement. It is a legal and binding document outlining the relationship between the dealer...
07-21-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By SurferRosa

https://www.bikeflights.com/

https://www.bikeflights.com/
07-18-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By KerryIrons

Other than bling factor? Nothing.

Other than bling factor? Nothing.
07-16-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By Crankycrank

I read an interview years ago of a bike fitter...

I read an interview years ago of a bike fitter for pro racers who claimed he never saw a symmetrical body during his career. That's all I got, and mines certainly not symmetrical, especially my head.
07-16-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,282
Posted By cyccommute

Instead of a Ziplock, use a jar or beaker. Glass...

Instead of a Ziplock, use a jar or beaker. Glass works best. Much more robust and far less prone to leakage. Ziplock brand aren稚 all that great at being sealed well. The knockoffs are even worse....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,242
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Both (a) tilt of the handlebar (relative to the...

Both (a) tilt of the handlebar (relative to the stem) and (b) where the STI levers are clamped to the bar affect the reach to hoods. Since you plan to wrap new tape anyway, you can experiment with...
07-08-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By cyccommute

In Shimano痴 long history of bad ideas, the...

In Shimano痴 long history of bad ideas, the 都pecial straddle cable is probably top of the pile and largely responsible for the near demise of cantilever brakes. It痴 a bad solution in search of a...
07-07-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,816
Posted By TiHabanero

Oh boy, I best get busy and sell my Campy 11...

Oh boy, I best get busy and sell my Campy 11 speed drive train! It only has 6000 miles on it and has been flawless, but its gonna fail, I just know it. I just know it. I just know it....

But wait,...
07-06-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,147
Posted By etherhuffer

Any oldsters remember this stuff? Great idea, put...

Any oldsters remember this stuff? Great idea, put graphite in oil! Until I had to pull the head off and every gasket in my 73 Nova 250 cid 6 cyl had turned to stone. It also didn't help with...
07-01-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By JohnDThompson

It's a result of the freewheel mounting threads...

It's a result of the freewheel mounting threads not being perfectly coaxial with the hub axis. It's a common thing, and almost never a functional ssue.
06-29-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By alcjphil

It can be done, but using the correct tool makes...

It can be done, but using the correct tool makes the job much easier. I have 2 bikes equipped with Campagnolo 10 speed components. So far, the best chain I have found for them is a Wipperman which...
06-28-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By KerryIrons

For a seven hour ride, proper application of SPF...

For a seven hour ride, proper application of SPF 30 means that you get the equivalent of 14 minutes of direct sunlight. Obviously there are folks at high risk but for the vast majority, sunscreen...
06-28-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,337
Posted By dedhed

I own Starrett and Mitutoyo from my machine shop...

I own Starrett and Mitutoyo from my machine shop days but keep a $10 Harbor freight in the bike tools and it's plenty accurate enough for bicycles. We're not building 10K RPM racing engines here.
06-25-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By FBinNY

I'm not sure I understand your point. My...

I'm not sure I understand your point.

My statement that spring-arm tensioners were unsuited for fixed gear implied exactly what it said. Any extension to non-fixed single speeds isn't implied,...
06-25-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohnDThompson

I must confess, after more than half a century of...

I must confess, after more than half a century of riding, I haven't found that to be an issue.

Which would obviate the purpose of a quick release. May as well use a bolt-on axle in that case.
06-24-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By oldbobcat

Thanks. Lately I've had all the snark I can...

Thanks. Lately I've had all the snark I can handle. It's easier to remember rules if you understand the reasoning behind them.
06-24-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,346
Posted By Sy Reene

More on the brownish side of the spectrum, there...

More on the brownish side of the spectrum, there are Pirellis in "Classic" wall (sans the shellac and cotton appearance):
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,035
Posted By shelbyfv

Not an issue. Either will outlive you unless you...

Not an issue. Either will outlive you unless you abuse it. Most cyclists would put that mileage on the LeMond in 2 or 3 years so don't worry.:thumb:
06-20-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By DirePenguin

Although it’s a little out of your price range, a...

Although it’s a little out of your price range, a Giro Agilis MIPS ($99) absolutely saved my life in 2021 when I was struck broadside by a car making a left turn across traffic and “didn’t see me”.
...
06-19-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,121
Posted By squirtdad

speak ignorance to more ignorance is more like...

speak ignorance to more ignorance is more like it....

an what does any of this have to do with cycling as stated and presented .... this should go into foo or some other venue
06-19-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Water defeats most all attempts at sealing given...

Water defeats most all attempts at sealing given time and exposure. I've seen a lot of car rack induced (at 65mph) internal water in repairs where the customer had no idea about what they were...
06-17-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,792
Posted By FBinNY

There is plenty of documentation for why road...

There is plenty of documentation for why road bike tires don't need tread, and we've done fine without for a century or so.

However, we don't need to argue that here. Instead, feel free to...
06-17-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,792
Posted By FBinNY

Your photo didn't link, and if I remember the...

Your photo didn't link, and if I remember the rules, will not until you have 10 posts.

However, here's some help.

Most bike tires are not directional in any way. For those that are, the right...
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