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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,256
Posted By Mojo31

An expensive bike is only worth as much value as...

An expensive bike is only worth as much value as the buyer puts on it. Same as everything else.

And, $1,000 is not expensive in the new bike market. It’s a lot, but it gets you entry level at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 725
Posted By terrymorse

Warning: Highly opinionated comments below. I am...

Warning: Highly opinionated comments below. I am not the fastest descender, but per Strava, I rank in the top 5% on technical descents.

Whatever works for you is okay, I guess. But none of these...
05-11-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By CAT7RDR

SLR has more letters than SL and is $5K-$10K more...

SLR has more letters than SL and is $5K-$10K more on the Trek Emonda models. :D
The difference is the SL uses the 500 level carbon tubing and the SLR uses the lighter more aero 800 level carbon...
05-06-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By ofajen

You must heelstrike. No problems with knees in...

You must heelstrike. No problems with knees in minimal shoes with forefoot strike.

Otto
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By msu2001la

Alex Dowsett seems like a good dude - I'm not...

Alex Dowsett seems like a good dude - I'm not trying to hate on him here, but this video seems like clickbait. A provocative headline that suggests some kind of "tell-all" reveal, but there's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By ctak

I didn't find any of his comments to be...

I didn't find any of his comments to be particularly enlightening. Not to be the grinch here... :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,238
Posted By Hiro11

I've now blown up four separate OEM Chinese rear...

I've now blown up four separate OEM Chinese rear hubs, (two MTB, one gravel, one road bike) two of which were made by Novatec. By "blown up", I mean the freehub mechanism has failed catastrophically....
Forum: Touring
04-06-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By biker in japan

Are you interested in touring Japan from April to July?

Japan is open now for cyclists. Once my knee recovers l'll again start my touring of Japan. If you like to join me on, l will start in Yamaguchi ken then Shikoku andt try to make it up to Cape Soya,...
04-06-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,455
Posted By rsbob

No taxation without representation! :lurker:

No taxation without representation! :lurker:
04-06-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By jp911

In the world of cars and motorsport, the advice...

In the world of cars and motorsport, the advice given when someone asks how to improve braking/stopping power is to (first) get grippier tires. After that you can start throwing money at performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Chandne

But does the tire compression while climbing even...

But does the tire compression while climbing even matter? It does not to me...I'd rather keep the front a bit softer so my cornering grip is good. I also keep the front at 5-6 PSI softer. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Chandne

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your...

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your weight better. If you're comfy and not hitting the rim ever which is unlikely, it is fine though. When climbing, a lot of your weight is on that front...
04-01-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,040
Posted By indyfabz

Wow! Had no idea the Canadian peso had dropped...

Wow! Had no idea the Canadian peso had dropped that far. Last time I was there (2009) it was 1:1.
03-31-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know that I would worry about that too...

I don't know that I would worry about that too much if the charge seems to give you the battery life you expect. It is possibly just a discrepancy between what the light considers full charge and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,238
Posted By tomato coupe

All else equal, I think the aero difference...

All else equal, I think the aero difference between 28 tires on 21 internal and 28 tires on 23 internal is in the noise.
03-11-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By znomit

Amoled will change your life. You'll wonder how...

Amoled will change your life. You'll wonder how you ever lived without it. You will sleep better and your teeth will be whiter.
Only real downside is you won't want to hang with your non amoled...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-23, 04:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By znomit

It's about the only time I ever flip anyone off.

It's about the only time I ever flip anyone off.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Unfortunately, as related above, daytime lights...

Unfortunately, as related above, daytime lights only make sure you are SEEN, not avoided. There are definitely drivers who don't respect your right to be on any road. The only way to diminish your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You just made the case for having a forward...

You just made the case for having a forward facing white (flashing or non-flashing) headlight. I'm partial to using a flashing headlight, myself. That way, oncoming drivers will definitely see you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,551
Posted By Iride01

I'm sure that some brands probably have the edge...

I'm sure that some brands probably have the edge on others. However the difference they make to the pro riders that can do about a 1000 miles a week will be much more than the difference I'll get...
02-26-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,593
Posted By Tomm Willians

You be you, if your friends are offended by that,...

You be you, if your friends are offended by that, find new friends. How you set your bike up is no one elseís business anymore than how you decorate your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 940
Posted By DonkeyShow

Bluetooth speaker, tablet, vape pen.

Bluetooth speaker, tablet, vape pen.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,654
Posted By tomato coupe

Quite the opposite. They're not opening...

Quite the opposite. They're not opening themselves up to lawsuits, they're trying to protect themselves from lawsuits by minimizing the chance of hookless blowoffs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By PeteHski

The bearing itself will be fine. It is a simple...

The bearing itself will be fine. It is a simple cup and cone bearing and all you need to do to remove the wobble is take the axle out and adjust the bearing preload with the 10 mm nut and 7 mm lock...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By PeteHski

They should honestly last a very long time,...

They should honestly last a very long time, although one of my 105 pedals developed a bit of play on the spindle after about 10k miles. I just took it apart, re-greased it and put it back together...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Maelochs

I would recommend rebuilding the pedals every...

I would recommend rebuilding the pedals every time they need a rebuild.
02-16-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By seypat

Could be a BF bot attempting to create...

Could be a BF bot attempting to create discussions and clicks.(if there is such a thing)
02-16-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By tomato coupe

Fun fact: catgut strings are not actually made...

Fun fact: catgut strings are not actually made from cat gut.
02-16-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By Trakhak

Twelve-year-old single-post thread brought back...

Twelve-year-old single-post thread brought back by a first-time poster with what reads like AI content. First thought: are spammers beginning to experiment with ChatGPT?
02-16-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By rsbob

I also prefer to get my wheels strung with cat...

I also prefer to get my wheels strung with cat gut @ 110 lbs. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-23, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

A rare BF thread with a happy ending. The...

A rare BF thread with a happy ending.

The bit about Shimano going electronic to avoid further cable issues struck me as humorous .... but it also raises points worth considering.

Because the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By msu2001la

Exactly my point. The OPís LBS said the shifter...

Exactly my point. The OPís LBS said the shifter is *broken* and needs to be replaced. The second shop ďadjustedĒ things and got the bike shifting but the OP reports continued problems.

The shifter...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

I have felt what the OP might be talking about...

I have felt what the OP might be talking about when cables were getting old and near to breaking .... and I know they were getting old and near to breaking because not long after, they broke.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,654
Posted By garysol1

Well I went and done it. My 303s wheels, Ultegra...

Well I went and done it. My 303s wheels, Ultegra rotors and cassette and a pair of GP5000TR tires will be in on Friday!
02-14-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 10,522
Posted By RChung

My condolences to all your family and friends.

My condolences to all your family and friends.
02-14-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 10,522
Posted By RChung

My brother was trained as an engineer. He once...

My brother was trained as an engineer. He once declared, "The difference between engineers and physicists is that engineers think an equation is an approximation of reality and physicists think...
02-14-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 10,522
Posted By PeteHski

Mate, just buy some reasonably light 35-50 mm...

Mate, just buy some reasonably light 35-50 mm deep aero wheels with 20+ mm internal rims within your budget and ride with the knowledge that a few hundred grams isnít going to make any major...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Kontact

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

Trek .... loses some respect from me, there. CF...

Trek .... loses some respect from me, there. CF steerrers? Yeah, nothing new there .... have them on bikes I Built, so no "manufacturer's suggested model" there. Pretty much, assemble everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon steerer breakages, statement from Trek...

Carbon steerer breakages, statement from Trek Bicycle - VeloNews.com (https://www.velonews.com/news/carbon-steerer-breakages-statement-from-trek-bicycle/)

3. Use only the stem brand and model that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By msu2001la

Replacing the cable and housing would be a good...

Replacing the cable and housing would be a good first step in troubleshooting any issue like this. I'd definitely try that before buying a new shifter.

It's possible that your 105 shifter really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By Maelochs

I am clueless .... you have been warned. I...

I am clueless .... you have been warned.

I never let not knowing what I am talking about stop me ... :D

7000 series is good stuff. Bike mechanics are whoever the shop can afford .... shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By mstateglfr

Live with it as evidence of use. Lever rash is...

Live with it as evidence of use. Lever rash is common.
If this is your level of attention to scratches, that you will sand and paint a lever, you are going to lose it when you get a rock chip in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 901,250
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Reserve 50|50 DT 350 Wheelset < $1K: Reserve...

Reserve 50|50 DT 350 Wheelset < $1K: Reserve 50|50 DT 350 Carbon Wheelset Excel Sports | Shop Online From Boulder Colorado (https://www.excelsports.com/reserve-50-50-dt-350-carbon-wheelset)
02-08-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By force10

If youíre going to keep the bike and wheels for...

If youíre going to keep the bike and wheels for 10 years, the extra $10/year for the 350ís is a no brainer.
02-08-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 10,522
Posted By PeteHski

I think that info is outdated. I have a pair of...

I think that info is outdated. I have a pair of Giant carbon SLR rims that are 17 mm internal and indeed I can fit 32 mm tubeless tyres. But the profile looks like a mushroom and they squirm more...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By eduskator

Pressure loss will depend on how well your tires...

Pressure loss will depend on how well your tires beads are sealed on the rim. The type, and especially the quality of the sealant used will make a huge difference.

I always ride 20-25kms...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By jaxgtr

Also check the valve stem, and the core is tight...

Also check the valve stem, and the core is tight as well. I had a small leak that ended up being the core was not tight enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Mojo31

For reasons stated above, that would be a waste...

For reasons stated above, that would be a waste of money for me. I'd rather spend the money on myself in that type of situation. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Mojo31

I don't know how you measure "worth", but I've...

I don't know how you measure "worth", but I've had them on my bike for two years and would not go back to the stock aluminum wheels.

I paid the full $1400 or so for mine, and they have been...
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