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09-28-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rolla

I have a gravel wheelset in that combination,...

I have a gravel wheelset in that combination, with straight-gauge DT spokes. It won't win any weight contests, but it's been problem-free for years.
09-27-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By 79pmooney

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding...

Check to make sure the bead line (the molding line on the tire sidewall you can just see over the rim) is running parallel to the rim throughout the wheel's circle. If it isn't. deflate, work the...
09-16-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By jccaclimber

If there’s a bicycle co-op near you they might be...

If there’s a bicycle co-op near you they might be happy for the hub and rim.
09-16-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By FBinNY

Some hubs make nice pencil holders. Otherwise...

Some hubs make nice pencil holders. Otherwise decent raw material for creative mechanics ----- pulley or hose guide for your yard?

Rims are harder to use, though they are a great way to store...
09-16-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By M Rose

start a collection then go to the trade/sell...

start a collection then go to the trade/sell forums… or look for “The Box Of Crap” threads and enter.
09-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By FBinNY

Here's my nickel's worth (used to be 2 cents...

Here's my nickel's worth (used to be 2 cents before inflation)

The rider weight consideration is highly overblown. Riding style and road conditions are far more significant. BITD I used to build...
09-15-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By urbanknight

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got...

I know/knew riders much heavier than you who got tens of thousands of miles out of similar bikes. Having new spokes properly balanced and tensioned by a skilled person should alleviate your problems.
09-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Pratt

Absolutely! Even casual reading of these forums...

Absolutely! Even casual reading of these forums (fora?) will tell you that you need a new bike, even if there is nothing wrong with the old one.
09-14-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By cyclezen

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the...

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the wheel hasn't been maintained to well balanced spoke tension.
Get the spoke replaced and have the wheel 'tuned' by a wheel expert - not every...
09-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Wildwood

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should...

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should be good in the conditions you describe. You've got a great bike, you can make it work. Better specific tire advice in the Clydesdale Forum.

edit:...
09-14-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,299
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I would agree with the above that if the rim is...

I would agree with the above that if the rim is salvageable the best way forward is to rebuild with quality double butted spokes. If it turns out the rim has a terminal warp, you will need to assess...
09-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Herzlos

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably...

I wouldn't worry about it then, you're probably more likely to get your bike stolen whilst putting the rack back together. If you can get the bike in the car in an emergency, then worst case is you...
09-04-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By rosefarts

The hitch mounted racks are pretty expensive and...

The hitch mounted racks are pretty expensive and some thieves know that. I’ve heard of those getting stolen.

The trunk rack you’ve got isn’t worth much and certainly won’t bring much cash at a...
09-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By 70sSanO

The answer is pretty simple. Can you get your...

The answer is pretty simple. Can you get your bike home without the rack?

If you can, and having the rack stolen will not be a major inconvenience to your budget, I imagine even a Thule trunk rack...
09-03-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Mojo31

I see people leave them on the car at River...

I see people leave them on the car at River Legacy. A friend with a trunk rack has never lost his. Probably just need to be aware of where you are. I wouldn’t think they are a big target for thieves...
09-02-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By pdlamb

I never worried about it when I had a carrier...

I never worried about it when I had a carrier like that, but I never went riding on bike paths near Fort Worth. Like all other crime statistics, the answer will depend on where you are. ...
08-23-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By rekmeyata

I currently have those Spec tires on two of my...

I currently have those Spec tires on two of my road bikes, and I like them...BUT...I don't think they're worth the retail price, but I think that about a lot of tires on the market! I got mine on a...
08-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By njkayaker

Any Garmin Edge model will work. The sensors...

Any Garmin Edge model will work.

The sensors use ANT+, which means they will work with any computer that supports ANT+. Not just Garmin makes these (Wahoo is one company).

The sensors are...
08-13-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By wolfchild

28mm tires are more comfortable than 25mm tires...

28mm tires are more comfortable than 25mm tires and provide better handling and give you a much better ride quality especially over rougher pavement....Personally I prefer bigger tires and I don't...
08-08-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorta like this? ...

Sorta like this?

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71rHNBkxfVL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
08-07-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By rekmeyata

Over the last 20 years I've had 3 sets of Kenda...

Over the last 20 years I've had 3 sets of Kenda tires, the first ones were Kwest, they didn't last long, and I got a lot of flats; my next pair came on a new bike I got in 2020 called Drumlins. At...
Forum: Texas
08-06-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,894
Posted By 1sp33d

With all the corporate sponsorships out there, I...

With all the corporate sponsorships out there, I wonder why City of Dallas or others can't get some money from Trek or Zwift (or whoever) to get a named portion or segment of a trail. Seems like a...
08-04-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Iride01

I haven't ridden Kenda's since I got rid of my...

I haven't ridden Kenda's since I got rid of my 27" wheeled bikes. However they never gave me any issues or troubles. Ride was decent too. Though whether that was due to them be roughly a 32 mm width...
08-04-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By BobbyG

I have commuted on Kwests. They used to be on...

I have commuted on Kwests. They used to be on sale a lot at Performance Bicycle (the actual store). I found them average in terms of ride and durability, although I use tire liners with all my...
08-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By cyclezen

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of...

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of Kenda tires in both 700c and 26 (mtb). They've always been reliable, quite good running given the cost, never had any construction issues.
The 700c...
08-03-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Kabuki12

I was not able to wear a set out . They got...

I was not able to wear a set out . They got deformed and I had to throw them away. I now run Panaracer and have for quite a while. They don’t deform . The Panaracer is only a few dollars more. The...
08-03-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By indyfabz

You could put in a new tube and try to boot the...

You could put in a new tube and try to boot the sidewall with something like a dollar bill.
08-03-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rolla

Other than yours, of course. :lol:

Other than yours, of course. :lol:
08-03-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rolla

If you want a “better ride” and can fit 28s I...

If you want a “better ride” and can fit 28s I wouldn’t run 25s. I’m kind of “meh” on Kendas; not terrible, but not in my top 5.
08-03-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By wolfchild

Nothing wrong with Kenda Kwest tires, just ride...

Nothing wrong with Kenda Kwest tires, just ride them until they wear out...Internet reviews are not to be taken seriously.
07-27-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By RB1-luvr

It was so hot last Saturday, we finished our ride...

It was so hot last Saturday, we finished our ride in a swimming hole on the Mascoma River in NH. Delightful.
04-18-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By zacster

I bike commuted even when the weather looked...

I bike commuted even when the weather looked iffy, down to about 40, and then you never knew what it would be like on the way home. Some days would be pretty cold, and it was always dark. I did...
04-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By missinglink

Gave me a chuckle. Same here in north central Tx....

Gave me a chuckle. Same here in north central Tx. Wind NW at 30, gusting to 40+ most of the day here. It goes from south to north all spring with the fronts rolling through.
Just waiting for those...
03-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,908
Posted By CAT7RDR

The more boldface you use the more rolling...

The more boldface you use the more rolling resistance.
Smaller thin Arial 4 font has the least resistance. :backpedal:
02-17-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Out riding the beer has become much harder :lol:...

Out riding the beer has become much harder :lol: Never had to watch what I eat until recently and realizing you are never going to look like you did at 28 when you are 54. Hard pill for the ego to...
02-06-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It sounds like you are motivated and losing...

It sounds like you are motivated and losing weight and cycling more will motivate you more.

3 years ago I was 86kg (1.68m tall) and could only manage 10-20km on the bike. I bought an e-bike to...
12-15-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By GhostRider62

Pepperbelly, I think the subtle takeaway from...

Pepperbelly, I think the subtle takeaway from DT42 and me (we are both kind of hardcore riders) should be patience. You smoked and did not take care of yourself for a long time, it will take a long...
12-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By downtube42

There are various strategies when starting from...

There are various strategies when starting from zero, and most of them can work. As in all "from zero to" athletic endeavors, ensuring your cardiovascular system is up to the task is advisable.
...
12-01-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By sloppy12

MPH is really a bad metric. it cant really...

MPH is really a bad metric. it cant really explain elevation,traffic, weather or terrain... If you live on the side of the mountain and a 5 mile ride has 2000' of elevation and you average 12MPH...
12-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,875
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I quit smoking in 2007, but then increased...

Yup, I quit smoking in 2007, but then increased my drinking without adding any fitness, and by 2013 I had packed 235 lbs on my medium 5'9" frame at 40 yrs old. Then in 2013 I started cycling one day...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,202
Posted By MoAlpha

Not after Labor Day.

Not after Labor Day.
09-11-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,166
Posted By JohnDThompson

Thigh-length Jobst stockings, FTW! :lol: ...

Thigh-length Jobst stockings, FTW! :lol:
...
09-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,166
Posted By PeteHski

You are free to go bananas with sock colour.

You are free to go bananas with sock colour.
08-29-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, I'm offering in a completely non-snarky...

Hi, I'm offering in a completely non-snarky way...
start here:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/
the internet is a wild and sometimes bewildering place, but it does have a lot of info
here's your...
11-20-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,335
Posted By 10 Wheels

Find a group and try to keep up. I did, took me...

Find a group and try to keep up.
I did, took me six months to keep up with them

Then I became The Rabbit. Got in 15,923 Miles my 2nd year. 67 Years Old...
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