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Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 929,223
Posted By bblair

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New bike day, about 5 years ago. Lynskey R230. Bought the frame through my LBS...
01-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,307
Posted By Koyote

I read this whole story, hoping there was a...

I read this whole story, hoping there was a point...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 929,223
Posted By cat0020

I never bothered trying to get original decals. ...

I never bothered trying to get original decals.
I figured that it is titanium, ultimate utilitarian frame material, not sure much need to keep it looking sharp,
just ride it and put it away set &...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,082
Posted By popeye

The most common cause is getting the tube under...

The most common cause is getting the tube under the bead of the tire at some point. With tubeless there is the "burp factor".
10-20-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, but what about his bike?

Yeah, but what about his bike?
09-14-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,616
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. I spend a lot of time in areas where my...

Yup. I spend a lot of time in areas where my phone is an expensive brick.

1985: Whatís a ďcellĒ phone? Oh, you mean the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X? That cost $4000 then and had a battery life of 60...
09-14-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,616
Posted By drlogik

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.
09-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,616
Posted By urbanknight

I pump my tires before every ride because I like...

I pump my tires before every ride because I like to maintain the desired pressure for ride quality. It's rarely more than a few pumps, so I'm sure I could get away with skipping it a few days, but I...
09-14-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,616
Posted By genejockey

Because I rotate through the bikes I have based...

Because I rotate through the bikes I have based on what I feel like riding, I generally pump up the tires each time I ride. The exception would be if I ride the same bike a couple times within a...
09-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,472
Posted By bruce19

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not...

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not important to you. Saving a lb or so from 105 to Dura Ace is not much unless you are racing or for some other reason it matters to you. I have 4 bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,856
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Exactly. Also applies if you replace...

Exactly. Also applies if you replace "salesperson" with "manufacturer." Comfortable is faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By GlennR

Found the squeak

So 2 weeks ago I started to get a squeak coming from the bottom when I pedal up hill or out of the saddle. Since my cleats were pretty worn I replaced them. I also pulled the crank out and greased...
06-24-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,892
Posted By chaadster

I carry both as well, despite being kind of...

I carry both as well, despite being kind of uncomfortable with the indulgent wastefulness of CO2. I mean, maybe the production of the cartridges and gas is no worse, from an environmental quality...
06-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,422
Posted By OBoile

Speed uphill is a function of your power to...

Speed uphill is a function of your power to weight ratio. You need to either increase your power over the time it takes to climb the hill or decrease your weight or both.
As burnthesheep says,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By bruce19

If you do a search I think you will find...

If you do a search I think you will find information that suggests the old "narrow tire = faster speed" belief is no longer considered to be accurate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,530
Posted By downtube42

To hang with those guys, you need more wattage...

To hang with those guys, you need more wattage and less cottage. A lighter bike will get you 1% of the way there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,530
Posted By xroadcharlie

Climbing is mostly about a high sustainable power...

Climbing is mostly about a high sustainable power to weight ratio. At 235 lbs an unusually fit rider might be able to pull that weight up a short hill with the fast group. Like putting a heavier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,530
Posted By MinnMan

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out...

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out and challenging oneself with faster riders and hills is fantastic.

Keep doing it and you'll drop some weight and get better.

And have a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,530
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get...

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get good at hills, ride hills"
05-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Jumpski

Great choice on the Bianchi. No doubt, celeste is...

Great choice on the Bianchi. No doubt, celeste is the ultimate bike color:).
05-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so...

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so nice and serious upgrade from what I've had. If your interested, Grand Performance (https://www.gpbicycles.com/) is an outstanding Bianchi dealer in...
04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,824
Posted By Reflector Guy

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!
04-05-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,196
Posted By Melvang

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and...

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and pink accents. I don't have the cash yet for ti, so I had mine sprayed with titanium gray and prison pink H series Cerakote. With silver 105 groupset. ...
04-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pocket notebook. Pencil. Call me crazy...

Pocket notebook. Pencil.

Call me crazy...
04-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By indyfabz

Sounds like an episode of Seinfeld. :D

Sounds like an episode of Seinfeld. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,967
Posted By merlinextraligh

And if you want to wait till 2024, just...

And if you want to wait till 2024, just extrapolating
youíre looking at an additional 1.8 million people dead in the US from COVID alone. Throw in another few hundred thousand as the result of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,967
Posted By canklecat

After I'm vaccinated... maybe. I've taken...

After I'm vaccinated... maybe.

I've taken the pandemic very seriously all along because I worked in health care and several friends are doctors, nurses, EMTs and med techs. There's no doubt about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By kingston

CAAD no brainer

CAAD no brainer
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By AlmostTrick

Depends on the color.

Depends on the color.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,243
Posted By Riveting

One morning, just 20 minutes before I needed to...

One morning, just 20 minutes before I needed to roll out for the Wednesday morning road group ride, my main bike had an issue that wasn't solvable in 20 minutes, so I ran down to the pain cave and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042
Posted By Nachoman

If I see cord, I replace. Or if it's worn enough...

If I see cord, I replace. Or if it's worn enough to cause continued flatting, I replace.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042
Posted By MoAlpha

This. I have over 8000 (with 3 zeros) real...

This.

I have over 8000 (with 3 zeros) real American miles on my GP5000s and the dimples are still visible on the rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042
Posted By Sy Reene

Put a dollar amount on it and then decide. Eg....

Put a dollar amount on it and then decide. Eg. you paid $40 for the tire, you hope for and could probably get 500 more miles which would bring it to 3300 miles. You've already gotten about $34...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042
Posted By datlas

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little...

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little dimples. If they are worn it's time to think about replacement.
03-05-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,975
Posted By GlennR

I'm retired and for the past year if i'm not...

I'm retired and for the past year if i'm not riding then i'm sitting on the couch, watching cable news, yelling at the TV and eating. So i ride A LOT.
02-18-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,260
Posted By Andy_K

This is helpful for picturing what the bike will...

This is helpful for picturing what the bike will look like in my garage. gugie can confirm this.
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,880
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
02-14-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,880
Posted By Germany_chris

I wouldnít buy a new bike that wasnít thru axle...

I wouldnít buy a new bike that wasnít thru axle and disc brakes no matter what the online cognoscenti thinks.
02-07-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,283
Posted By bblair

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Simple bike hooks, about $1 or $2 a piece on ebay. 2x4 from Lowes. That was the...
02-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,488
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike...

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike accident Iíve ever had. It made a deep enough impression that I doubt Iíll forget it to the day I die.
Once you have an event that hits a certain...
02-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,522
Posted By caloso

Get the bike. How old will you be if you...

Get the bike.

How old will you be if you don’t get it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,787
Posted By shelbyfv

I bought a Lynskey a few years ago and I've been...

I bought a Lynskey a few years ago and I've been very happy with it. The model name at the time was Peloton, though it has been renamed a couple of times. It was their lowest cost road frame and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,787
Posted By Bassmanbob

Which Ti Bike Did You Buy and Why? Happy or Not?

I'm seriously considering a titanium road bike and I've saved about half of the money for one. For those who've purchased a Ti bike, which one did you buy? Why did you get that one? Did you get the...
01-04-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,846
Posted By droppedandlost

I only have one bike. My wife has a bunch that...

I only have one bike. My wife has a bunch that seem to be too big for her, so she lets me ride them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,915
Posted By jaxgtr

because di2 is awesome......or not....its up to...

because di2 is awesome......or not....its up to you to justify to yourself the cost difference for di2...When I got my Domane with di2, it was a gift to myself and I did not care about the cost....I...
12-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By GlennR

The inclusion of blood type is... bizarre.

The inclusion of blood type is... bizarre.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,339
Posted By bampilot06

carbon wheels new cassette new rotors new...

carbon wheels
new cassette
new rotors
new tires
new chain
torque wrench
bibs
wind breaker
heart rate monitor
new light
11-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By pattrick

Try here

They have what you want or will make them. Materials can vary to suit your needs .Tights and Pants | Foxwear (http://foxwear.net/fabrics-and-colors-2/clothing/tights-pants/)
11-03-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,527
Posted By Jno

Wheels?

I donít know if wheels qualify as doodad-esque upgrades but with so many options, researching them will give you many hours of entertainment, and buying them will give your credit card company a...
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