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09-22-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,744
Posted By gravelfan

Tires and potentially aero rims make a huge...

Tires and potentially aero rims make a huge difference. With retirement in mind I purposefully went N-1 for my last gravel bike purchase. I have two sets of wheels with identical I9 hydro hubs but...
09-19-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By raqball

Or.... Perhaps you should stop giving out...

Or.... Perhaps you should stop giving out terrible advise / info to the OP who is already experiencing issues..

Of course you can contort your body and lean the bike to make it happen. Just...
09-06-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,776
Posted By prj71

As this e-bike craze keeps progressing, it’s...

As this e-bike craze keeps progressing, it’s likely more and more of the riders will have had little or no analog bike experience. Now, in addition to the danger of cars if I decide to ride on the...
09-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,776
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not...

Agreed that the problem of unsafe riding is not exclusive to e-bikes but maybe they make the problem worse as people with relatively poor bike handling experience are going faster than they otherwise...
08-31-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By dedhed

Cantilever mounting post distance has varied over...

Cantilever mounting post distance has varied over the years. Often older bikes had narrow post mounting
08-11-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By AeroGut

For 27” positioned cantis, you might have better...

For 27” positioned cantis, you might have better luck looking for a used donor bike.
08-09-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Germany_chris

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html

Use this to get the right chainline.

On my bike with 130mm rear spacing and a TA Specialties Carmina I use 107mm bottom brackets to get a 43mm...
08-07-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- Care because the overall system performance is...

1- Care because the overall system performance is becoming more and more dependent on best chain lines. If you're running older systems that have no lift pins, have a wide ring to ring center...
08-03-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,641
Posted By Duo

many of us will never bother spreading a frame...

many of us will never bother spreading a frame but are quite content with how the bicycle was originally made. if i wanted a 10 speed rear end then i would buy a bicycle that was built with one. my...
08-03-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,641
Posted By Doug Fattic

:) Just to be clear, i'm not opposed to using a...

:) Just to be clear, i'm not opposed to using a 2X4 when I am not strong enough to budge something. I've used them on stubborn frames attached to my alignment table. I don't think they should be used...
08-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,641
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I am against doing anything to the frame that...

I am against doing anything to the frame that permanently alters it and I would not buy a frame that has been altered by a non-professional.
There are tons of 126mm options. What drivetrain do you...
07-26-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By SurferRosa

Kendas suck. There's really only one good...

Kendas suck.

There's really only one good option for an excellent value in a wonderful riding 27" tire, and that is the Panaracer Pasela. Get the Protite if you can afford it.

There is a...
07-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,042
Posted By himespau

Either that or it was a bike/rider size...

Either that or it was a bike/rider size difference.
07-25-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,042
Posted By martl

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7"...

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7" (https://www.habcycles.com/m7.html) (Mondonico) blind test yet? IIRC, the Aelle straight gauge frame got positive reviews, some riders preferred it...
07-22-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,042
Posted By T-Mar

VALite (and the other carbon-manganese steels)...

VALite (and the other carbon-manganese steels) were far from pointless. It was almost as strong as chromium-molybdenum, so the main tubes could be butted and produce tubesets that were much lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
Posted By Zaskar

I recommend people looking to improve their...

I recommend people looking to improve their braking skill ignore this advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
Posted By smashndash

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance...

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance riding, you should know what the limit of your stopping power is. I've had to emergency stop a few times. A couple times in races, once to avoid a head-on...
07-17-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,634
Posted By The Golden Boy

By the way Jeff- I didn't mention it- but your...

By the way Jeff- I didn't mention it- but your bike is beautiful. I really like it and I don't want to seem like I'm knocking on your bike or you.
I think the 330 changed by year- in 1987, notice...
07-17-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,634
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's as many answers to this as there are...

There's as many answers to this as there are people posting. I've run the range of 'what to do' from "replace with proper components" to "upgrade to period correct upgrade components" to "upgrade the...
07-16-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,818
Posted By av1

There is plenty of good info re. 90s mtb bike...

There is plenty of good info re. 90s mtb bike conversion here on the forum. If you have the parts or know exactly what you are looking for the cost may be lower than a new bike and the converted bike...
07-16-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By imabeliever1

New to me Trek build

Finished this build a couple of weeks ago. Bought the frame from someone I’ve come to know in Illinois.

The only thing I had to buy for this frame set was the seatpost. Runs a compact double crank...
07-16-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,818
Posted By frogman

Jeff, Great job on the 970. I like the...

Jeff,

Great job on the 970. I like the flexibility you have in riding position with those bars.
07-14-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,818
Posted By fishboat

Depends on what you want. I did a DB conversion...

Depends on what you want. I did a DB conversion on a 1993 Trek 970. Threadless stem was stock on the bike. Bike is in like-new condition. The conversion ran me about $200. $25 for shifter/brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 310,700
Posted By t2p

steel Jamis Renegade looks like a great bike

steel Jamis Renegade looks like a great bike
07-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,446
Posted By m.c.

But he doesn't make a single chainring crankset...

But he doesn't make a single chainring crankset in his Silver line.

I've got a couple of frames I want to build up and I think I may go this route. I have no hills and I remember having a 5 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 310,700
Posted By big john

It was sarcasm when he said "cheap ass".

It was sarcasm when he said "cheap ass".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 310,700
Posted By big john

All steel is alloy.

All steel is alloy.
07-09-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 748
Posted By Daniel4

Except for anti-maskers, a lot of us have been...

Except for anti-maskers, a lot of us have been wearing different types of mask in the past two years. You can certainly wear it cycling.
07-07-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By big john

We haven't had a front brake only thread in a...

We haven't had a front brake only thread in a while. This may be true when circumstances are ideal for it to be true. Most of our riding is not that and the rear brake is a valuable tool for...
07-03-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,687
Posted By Litespud

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? ...

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? Tape is a wear item - buy a $10 roll, replace it every few months, you’ll be an expert after a few rolls
07-03-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By leftthread

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the...

I have a 750 and would agree: just try using the existing Matrix Titan Tour 700c rims and fit the widest tires possible on them first.
On the hybrid forum 45s seem to be workable.
I would try other...
07-03-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By t2p

slick (and similar) tires will make a significant...

slick (and similar) tires will make a significant difference

the tires can / will weigh less - and will roll better (less rolling resistance)

but it still won't be a road bike (but for some...
07-01-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By cyccommute

You forgot 26” wheel mountain bikes…the horror!!!...

You forgot 26” wheel mountain bikes…the horror!!!

There’s nothing wrong with riding on old bikes with “no disc caliper mounts of any kind”. Some how those of us riding those kinds of bikes can...
07-01-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By Clang

Not to be a party pooper, but for the cost of...

Not to be a party pooper, but for the cost of frame mods, new wheelset, paint, etc, for the 700C Trek 750 Multi Track you could just buy a complete lugged Trek 950 Single Track that already runs 26"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Koyote

tl;dr

tl;dr
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By cxwrench

You can get a whole lot more information a whole...

You can get a whole lot more information a whole lot quicker by doing just that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When I suggested starting with a more specific...

When I suggested starting with a more specific question, I did not mean to specifics regarding bicycle components or its nuances, which would require more knowledge. Rather, ask a more specific...
06-25-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike...

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By Koyote

”Working in the engineering field” is a...

”Working in the engineering field” is a transparent way of suggesting expertise that doesn’t exist. Sort of like stating “I went to Harvard” when I actually just visited campus for a football game. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By njkayaker

You definitely are not getting it. What you...

You definitely are not getting it.

What you are asking for is too much work (for no compensation). It's also information that would be useless for "newcomers" (novices?).

(The appropriate...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By prj71

Unfortunately that is too common these days. I...

Unfortunately that is too common these days. I run into the same thing on fishing forums and fishing facebook groups I belong to. Nobody wants to the research anymore. They want to be spoonfed.
...
06-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By seypat

Mounted on a bike. ...

Mounted on a bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,419
Posted By fishboat

"School me,," is a euphemism for "I'm too lazy to...

"School me,," is a euphemism for "I'm too lazy to spend 15 minutes researching it myself..so you guys do the work and spoon feed me".
06-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By Rolla

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike,...

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike, forum classifieds, and the hundreds of online shops, we are living in the golden age for retrogrouch and throwback riders and tinkerers. I suspect the...
06-22-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By Sy Reene

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc...

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc brake road bike by itself. Nobody was really flocking to them when it was en vogue to be running 23 or 25mm tires. So they pivoted, and so began the...
06-20-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By blinky

I agree , the model you linked to got very good...

I agree , the model you linked to got very good reviews and the price is nice - between the cars and bikes , they'll both get enough use - thanks again !!
06-19-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trakhak

If people aren't literally participating in...

If people aren't literally participating in races, it obviously doesn't matter if they're losing a bit of speed by using inordinately high pressure for the conditions they encounter. Rock-hard tires...
06-19-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,813
Posted By Classtime

I was only promoting the idea that cyclists who...

I was only promoting the idea that cyclists who prefer steel are less likely to replace their current favorite rider at any point in time. I’m glad you guys are keeping the bike shops open so I can...
06-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By katsup

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3...

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3 has a cheap suspension fork. In my opinion, a rigid fork is a better option for a hybrid, especially when compared to a cheaper suspension fork.
06-12-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By bruce19

My experience and what I've seen in other...

My experience and what I've seen in other recreational riders comes to this: by the time you know you are crashing, you're on the ground. I know there are a few exceptions but generally this is the...
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