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02-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,546
Posted By Koyote

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't...

Get deeply enough into cycling, and you won't have any money for booze and drugs.
10-29-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,835
Posted By Dahon.Steve

I'm concerned it won't happen because the current...

I'm concerned it won't happen because the current vaccines offered are far from a 100% cure. Cities are looking at deep cuts into transit since ridership dropped anywhere from 50-70% where it was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My worthless opinion... If your budget...

My worthless opinion...

If your budget allows, I'd go with the Giant. The Giant has all the modern technologies (except electronic shifting) and would likely make you a very happy camper for...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Eggman84

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI...

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI shifters; all Trek 520s of that era used barend shifters. Also Shimano introduced Tiagra in 2011, starting with 4400 at 9 speed. Per Trek catalogs,...
08-20-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,499
Posted By TheCharm

Oh, that's a very nice option and a great price...

Oh, that's a very nice option and a great price point! I don't think I'd need any greater than 8 N m for my bike; I'd have to double-check. Do you already have a bit set you'd be using with it, or...
08-14-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,387
Posted By Sorg67

Do I Want a Fast Bike?

I have been thinking of getting a better bike. A faster bike. I am not sure why. I do not ride with a group. Why do I want to ride faster. I suppose riding faster allows me to ride further. But...
08-12-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,802
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yes. Unequivocally.

Yes. Unequivocally.
08-12-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,802
Posted By Salamandrine

Are Modern Components Better?

As this is a more general question, I didn't want to piggyback this onto the similar advice request thread 'favorite vintage frame'.

Seems to me modern components are a bit of crossgrade more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By JS41989

It was a flat, and I definitely thought about...

It was a flat, and I definitely thought about that later... "I'm clipped in I can just keep moving my left foot and keep the bike up." but hindsight is 20/20 ha! I practiced in the hallway for about...
07-13-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By katsup

I put the item in front of my house window about...

I put the item in front of my house window about 15min before they are due to show up and watch it. The buyer usually sees it when driving so they know they are at the right place and the sun helps...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,344
Posted By Bah Humbug

WhyFi has had the 303S for a few days (maybe two...

WhyFi has had the 303S for a few days (maybe two weeks now?) and likes them, but you won't be able to run them with the GP4000s (they're hookless, and even if you run with tubes you need...
07-09-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,632
Posted By TiHabanero

What is the fascination with Torx?

Installed a G2R disc brake yesterday and everything was Torx fitted. This got me thinking what is this fascination with Torx fittings? The bleed ports, which are super low torque fittings and clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By wgscott

W = m g h W = work (potential energy)...

W = m g h

W = work (potential energy)
m = 90 kg + mass of bike, etc.
h = height of the hill

The amount of work you need to do to overcome gravity is directly proportional to your mass....
06-25-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 52,981
Posted By kkleine

I also just found this product from the old...

I also just found this product from the old shovel cheap gravel build video. This seems like a really slick product and would help with my dirt drop conversion. Will the black conversion kit be back...
06-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,120
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To give a concrete example of what might work for...

To give a concrete example of what might work for the average person, I try to climb at about 78 rpm, somewhere in there, depending on if the exact gear matches the exact slope, so a few beats on...
06-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,096
Posted By mc2002tii

This might be a dumb question, but are you...

This might be a dumb question, but are you comparing to your friends on the same road segments? If not, your numbers might not be as different as you think. I also average about 14 mph outside...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,583
Posted By fooferdoggie

my e bike will do 28 if I have enough energy or...

my e bike will do 28 if I have enough energy or use enough assist but I have been passed when I was doing 26 before. had one guy drafting me who I was doing 27 and feeling good. myself I work on my e...
06-10-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Pugs2xLove

27 straight days so far even in a downpour this...

27 straight days so far even in a downpour this morning. Keeping the streak alive!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You would know if that was the case. The tube...

You would know if that was the case. The tube gets pinched between the rim and pothole and punctures with two holes that look like a snake bite. The tire goes flat immediately leaving no question...
06-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,885
Posted By mstateglfr

r7000 and r8000 are both better than the 5800 and...

r7000 and r8000 are both better than the 5800 and 6800 FDs they replaced. Shimano even changed the 5800 series by offering a 5801 and I think it was due to tire clearance issues with the long arm of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By NoWhammies

How to increase my base/cruising speed?

Yesterday I was out for a ride. While riding, I was cruising at what I felt was a pretty good clip. I wasn't working/struggling. I was motoring along in what I would call my comfortable riding...
05-28-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,902
Posted By fishboat

+1..yep. Set up what works for you and ride...

+1..yep.

Set up what works for you and ride your bike...and someone else's views on that ranks well below the top 1000 things I care about.

With biking for 40+ years I'm well familiar with...
05-27-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,282
Posted By GlennR

Totally of of context. There's a difference...

Totally of of context.

There's a difference between wear from use and damage from abuse.

Not saying you abuse it but "Bike fell over one too many times" tells me you need to change what you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,370
Posted By rubiksoval

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything....

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything. The original didn't have race categories attributed to it, that was just added on later as marketing gibberish.

It has nothing to do with actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,867
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Firms which cater to the performance crowd like...

Firms which cater to the performance crowd like Pactimo for instance. Pockets add weight, limit evaporation, and catch wind, don't you know? I have a jersey where it's hard to get 3 fingers in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,414
Posted By Germanrazor

BTW......nice bike. Love the color. Long rides?...

BTW......nice bike. Love the color. Long rides? 30-40-60 milers? I am totally a road rider on a Trek Madone carbon fiber bike with caliper brakes <. I am old school still....LOL! I have a water...
05-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,320
Posted By SethAZ

I broke a rear hub flange on a 24-spoke Bontrager...

I broke a rear hub flange on a 24-spoke Bontrager wheelset riding hard over a train track. Would it have broken if I'd ridden lighter and unweighted the wheel? Probably not, and I am usually very...
04-26-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Barry2

RC-6700 replaced with FC-R8000

I have a 2011 Cervelo R3 equipped with 2x10 speed Ultegra 6700.

I wanted to add a power meter but didn't see the point of purchasing that and having it added to a used 6700 crankset.
I was told...
04-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,324
Posted By Jim from Boston

Boston south end, fatality Thanks for that...

Boston south end, fatality
Thanks for that update rumrunn6.I recall at least two other local fatalities you reported on, in Porter Square, and near the Landmark Center, so close to my neighborhood...
04-08-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,207
Posted By Ray9

Problem or solution?

I naively expected deserted roads during this shelter-in-place advisory but itís just the opposite. There is heavy traffic everywhere. I am certain that the extra traffic is not seeking food or...
03-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 616,139
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual...

I wouldn't take the risk. It is not an actual Motobecane of France. If that were a mint Grand Jubilee for $185 it would be well worth it but a bikes direct bike that was a little over $300 new isn't...
03-13-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 37,356
Posted By Rajflyboy

far more die from regular flu (do you want to...

far more die from regular flu (do you want to shut everything down every winter?). We are up to 20000 deaths this winter during flu season ( I donít see any panic over this)

total panic for...
01-16-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,010
Posted By Mad Honk

Where is squirtdad on that 59 cm 1000?

Where is squirtdad on that 59 cm 1000?
11-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,992
Posted By thinktubes

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see...

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see a red 1980s Allez.

Back in 1987, non-cycling me was sitting on my porch in Urbana. A guy pulled to the house across the street on a red Allez....
06-28-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,805
Posted By gsteinb

You keep asking the same question in different...

You keep asking the same question in different ways, and clearly want/think you need a new bike. You keep getting the same answer though. And until you start doing climbing races, and realize you...
09-18-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,929
Posted By taz777

Similar to Ingo, I was lucky enough to buy a...

Similar to Ingo, I was lucky enough to buy a couple of Porsches in my early to mid-30s. Unfortunately in the UK, owning a nice car can be a liability due to the threat of vandalism and people who...
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