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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 86
Posted By MinnMan

Looks like a good read. Way back when, I...

Looks like a good read.

Way back when, I spent the weekend on Fire Island at a friends beach house. I brought along a brand new book (which was not yet a movie).

Jaws.

Poor timing, I...
07-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By livedarklions

I use google to search BF. The BF search...

I use google to search BF. The BF search function is useless as far as I can see.
07-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By rustystrings61

Unicrown fork with eyelets was standard on the...

Unicrown fork with eyelets was standard on the Volpe by 1988 or so - BUT there also would have been cantilever mounts, which are conspicuously absent here. Stranger and stranger.
07-30-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By unterhausen

I was going to post an anecdote about why I quit...

I was going to post an anecdote about why I quit using friction, but decided against it.

I don't really think that rim brakes are that hard to adjust, but I really have to generate some patience...
07-30-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By T-Mar

As noted, if this is a Bianchi Volpe, almost all...

As noted, if this is a Bianchi Volpe, almost all the brazed-on fittings have been removed. I say almost all because there are still rack bosses on the outside of the seat stays, above the seat stay...
07-30-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,216
Posted By big john

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I...

I used to sweat in the hills on my YZ490. I started riding bicycles to get in better shape for the mc. I think it had about 33,000 watts....
07-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By chaadster

No worries. I understand the frustration of...

No worries. I understand the frustration of rehashing the same discussions over and over again. Weíll probably see a friction vs. indexed shifting thread soon!
07-30-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By Phil_gretz

If that was what you wanted, then why didn't you...

If that was what you wanted, then why didn't you simply say so.

This is what you wrote: "ok real question im still looking for a bike but why are professional bikes so expensive? like arnt they...
07-30-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,008
Posted By grizzly59

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.

This thread is becoming a Bikeforums classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By LarrySellerz

yeah so after getting the cleats I realize Ive...

yeah so after getting the cleats I realize Ive been pedaling wrong this entire time, feel like im on a rocket ship. I was super bouncy when going my max cadence (they were giving me crap for it when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Seattle Forrest

They're trying to get in on the ground floor. ...

They're trying to get in on the ground floor. They know you're going to be crushing races soon and they want to leech off your fame and wealth. Also, have you ever thought about being an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By chaadster

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a...

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a toe clip, too, if you want some security.

https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/74

...
07-29-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By Litho dbh

I totally got what he was demonstrating: that...

I totally got what he was demonstrating: that entering a phrase in search bar brings up seemingly irrelevant threads. One can get lost. So, we start a new thread, with, what to the regulars is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By LarrySellerz

How am I creeping on her, and I didn't mean to...

How am I creeping on her, and I didn't mean to offend him or suggest anything wrong about her, heck i'm all for girls with a daddy thing. It was just locker room guy talk, I wasn't trying to insult...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By GhostRider62

Details. Details. I can't be bothered. All's...

Details. Details. I can't be bothered.

All's fair in love and war.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By LarrySellerz

The ex racer who owns the bike store I frequent...

The ex racer who owns the bike store I frequent does the whole "pull up" thing to train, says his russian coach had them do that. I felt like my pedal stroke was NOT smooth at all once I hit my max...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By GhostRider62

Wait!!!!....this is about the honorable pursuit...

Wait!!!!....this is about the honorable pursuit of a girl? Now, I want to help.....
07-29-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By ThermionicScott

Some really quick work in MSPaint to put them...

Some really quick work in MSPaint to put them side by side:

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07-29-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t see an issue using B for A considering...

I don’t see an issue using B for A considering both are 1t to adjacent cogs. I have found issues subbing a 1t designed cog in a 2t cassette. In those cases there was one ramp instead of two. Tried...
07-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By Pacelineg

Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated. ...

Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.

I found this compatibility list.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Broctoon

Oh, good heavens, I hope not. Because she sounds...

Oh, good heavens, I hope not. Because she sounds like a sweet young thing. Maybe he'll try to, and this will be Larry's chance to rush in and save her. Like a knight in shining armor no shirt, on his...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You think he dropes the hamer and dials it up to...

You think he dropes the hamer and dials it up to 400 watts on her?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I bet those pedals were making up for...

​​​​​​I bet those pedals were making up for insecurity about not having enough chain inches. :innocent:
07-29-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By ThermionicScott

What Bill said. Clean off your "16A" really well...

What Bill said. Clean off your "16A" really well and hold it up next to the picture in your post, and you'll probably see differences how the teeth are formed. If you want to get really geeky, you...
07-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe take an online class in something (like...

Maybe take an online class in something (like English) to cure your boredom.
07-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Frogbutter

Bike is done! ...

Bike is done!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51342414982_32a664a11e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mdXieq)SAM_4090 (https://flic.kr/p/2mdXieq) by frogbutter_1...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Eric F

As an old guy on a real road bike who wears...

As an old guy on a real road bike who wears bike-specific attire, this has not been my experience with chicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By PeteHski

I would return it for a full refund. Should be...

I would return it for a full refund. Should be no problem as you havenít even built it up. You donít even need a reason to return it.
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By Clang

I'd be surprised if this wasn't a 1988. 1989...

I'd be surprised if this wasn't a 1988. 1989 bikes have mainly ditched the chainstay U-brake. Other photos of this model show that the Exage was OEM and it never had XT. So right away the model name...
07-28-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By tyrion

This might be normal. You should be able to shift...

This might be normal. You should be able to shift the rear derailleur under some load, but not so much the front one. You have to learn to shift the front derailleur before you hit the uphill.
07-28-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By indyfabz

I feel your pain. I sweat a hell of a lot and...

I feel your pain. I sweat a hell of a lot and (apparently) have too much sodium in my diet. My helmet straps have turned white and crusted to the point where they were rigid. Just soak them in/rinse...
07-28-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By Maelochs

What do you get when stupid people ask questions?...

What do you get when stupid people ask questions?

(Could you ask for a better straight line?)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Psimet2001

tbh - I was as well but I don't get to spend all...

tbh - I was as well but I don't get to spend all day out here anymore and considering the number of threads about running 30mm tires at 50 psi I just kind of figured no one left here is actually a...
07-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,081
Posted By Reflector Guy

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first...

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first invented the internet...
07-28-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By cpach

The early disc road bikes were a shitshow of...

The early disc road bikes were a shitshow of standards. We have, in rough order of commonality:
135x9mm qr
142x12 ta
130x9 qr
135x12 ta
Specialized scs (weird 135x12mm ta, but slightly...
07-28-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,274
Posted By Elvo

Gravel King

Gravel King
07-28-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, and yes.

Yes, and yes.
07-27-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,008
Posted By 70sSanO

If you want sexy for your 7 speed 1992 Miyata... ...

If you want sexy for your 7 speed 1992 Miyata...

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...
07-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By cyccommute

They come with various tubes but not with all...

They come with various tubes but not with all tubes.
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By pgjackson

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has...

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has many sections where sand covers large section. That's the most scenic ride in the area. My main ride is from my neighborhood in Gulf Breeze near...
07-27-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By cajunpedaler

Continental presta tubes have nice little washers...

Continental presta tubes have nice little washers that facilitate this.
They have a little rim where they seat nicely in a schrader hole.
07-27-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By larryforgy

Thanks! Don't know how I missed this. If you type...

Thanks! Don't know how I missed this. If you type just "presta valve adapter" into Amazon, you just get shown the pieces to screw into presta valves so you can use a schrader pump.
Larry
07-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 546
Posted By nathand

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a...

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a Schrader valve several times and never had a problem. I do recommend using the little locknut that comes with most Presta tubes to help hold the valve...
07-27-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By saddlesniffer

51 years young here too. I use to go for PR's on...

51 years young here too. I use to go for PR's on my rides but now I just try to get as much milage as I can at a steady pace. I don't even worry about the young ones that fly by me anymore. If I can...
07-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By Biker395

Wait a minute ... you have hair?

Wait a minute ... you have hair?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By indyfabz

Cut out the paint middle man. Cerakote ceramic...

Cut out the paint middle man. Cerakote ceramic coating for FTW!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x562/new_bike_2_8ea979671aa1448ed203b37555e3ccd504c5cc28.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By Litespud

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette,...

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette, rewaxing each chain when it rotates off every 300-400 miles. I aim for ~12,000 miles per cassette/chain set. I change chainrings only if they're...
07-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,074
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I'll play this game. Here...

Okay, I'll play this game. Here (https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45090.pdf) is a report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service on real wage trends in the US. Lots of info, but you can see...
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,074
Posted By indyfabz

Mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished!
07-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,074
Posted By PeteHski

Did you just halve all those price points right...

Did you just halve all those price points right there?
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