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09-14-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,276
Posted By Branko D

Short, sharp-ish hills in a race is the classic...

Short, sharp-ish hills in a race is the classic scenario; I've dropped a chain trying to shift in the front under torque, while rear derailleurs just go shift. Being in the big ring also makes it...
09-14-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,276
Posted By cyccommute

Older groups or older folks have nothing to do...

Older groups or older folks have nothing to do with it. Its not the equipment but the way the gears work. Gears have duplicates on most all systems. Compact doubles might encourage big-big use but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Maelochs

Here's a little secret about capitalism .... if...

Here's a little secret about capitalism .... if nobody buys it at that price, the price will go down.

The reason people have to pay astronomical prices for bikes and bike parts nowadays? Because...
08-27-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I just saw Cloud Atlas...

The missus and I just saw Cloud Atlas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_(film)) for the first time. I was fully expecting not to like it...or not to understand it...based on reviews I'd read...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,957
Posted By groovestew

A few degrees celsius warmer than Tuesday, so I...

A few degrees celsius warmer than Tuesday, so I decided to forgo the gloves, and regretted it almost immediately. Noticeably colder in the valley. I've been in the office for nearly 20 minutes and my...
08-25-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Iride01

If you still have to get these parts, why don't...

If you still have to get these parts, why don't you just look for and get parts from the same groupset and if not the same groupset, then from the same manufacturer. You'll eliminate a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,957
Posted By DQRider

Super-Dooper Course Lives!

This bike is a "Best English Custom" show winner that has been sitting in the shop for over a year, awaiting maintenance.

https://i.imgur.com/i21Xxxk.png

Sturmey-Archer 5-speed, Woody's bamboo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,623
Posted By 79pmooney

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the...

Good pumps always. 1)They put better air in the tube. Nitrogen primarily rather than pure CO2. Tires stay inflated longer (so they tell me). 2) Less wasteful and cheaper. 3) Topping off whenever...
08-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By HillRider

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a...

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a 10-speed (or at worst a 9-speed) chain. The 10-speed chain will be compatible with the 7-speed cassette. Front shifting with the Tourney front...
08-10-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By ThermionicScott

A wide chain won't jam in between chainrings on a...

A wide chain won't jam in between chainrings on a 10-speed crankset. What's more likely is that it will rub on the big ring when you're in the small ring and certain cogs in the back. You could...
08-10-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Bike tinker man

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider,...

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider, than a 10 speed group set, so the 10 speed chain will be narrower, might work, but it might catch, & cause unnecessary wear
08-10-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Lazyass

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/11035...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1103522-10-speed-chainrings-otherwise-7-speed-drivetrain.html
08-08-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By 70sSanO

To accommodate the UK's reversed brake...

To accommodate the UK's reversed brake lever/cable routing setup?

John
Replies: 46
Views: 2,094
Posted By brian44

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was...

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish there was event held with standardized equipment? So...a Japanese Keirin...but for the madison for example? I feel so out of touch with the tech sometimes...
08-05-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Phil_gretz

SurferRosa , I guess that there was no harn in...

SurferRosa , I guess that there was no harn in asking.
08-05-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Swampthing

Google may work to get answers, but Id rather...

Google may work to get answers, but Id rather ask questions here and get a bit more meaningful replies.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,957
Posted By groovestew

On my last commute home, I broke a spoke in the...

On my last commute home, I broke a spoke in the rear wheel during a standing climb. Guess I'm just too powerful. Made it home okay, but I can't ride that bike until it gets fixed. The same bike has a...
07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,595
Posted By BobbyG

Your question was not stupid, but some of the...

Your question was not stupid, but some of the responses were. Your "casual" language and syntax were not out of line with what I see on social media, but it was significantly different from the norm...
07-20-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By datlas

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the...

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,175
Posted By Broctoon

Feel strongly about this, do you? Because...

Feel strongly about this, do you?

Because all I can say is that's just, like, your opinion, man.


(* Not anti-disc. Just not convinced they're the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt, or...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,578
Posted By adamrice

I would not get a fancy bike to commute on. I...

I would not get a fancy bike to commute on. I would get a fancy bike to be my "weekend bike." My commuter is a bike I don't mind locking up outdoors, riding in the rain, and not cleaning until the...
07-09-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By Eric F

You're stating what you think you saw. When you...

You're stating what you think you saw. When you actually pay attention to the factors involved with those riders in that window of time, it's very clear that they didn't "let up".

Reviewing the...
07-09-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By jdawginsc

Just a different take...if anything Cavendish's...

Just a different take...if anything Cavendish's record is special in an individual way different from Merckx. The specialization in the sport (climbers, sprinters, time trial specialists, overall...
07-08-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By canklecat

Nobody who knows cycling believes Cavendish...

Nobody who knows cycling believes Cavendish breaking the stage win record will make him equal to Merck... least of Cav, who has transformed from an arrogant and reckless young sprinter to a gracious...
07-08-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By iab

It bugs me that Cavendish's potential...

It bugs me that Cavendish's potential accomplishment is somehow not worthy to the likes on this forum. Actually, It doesn't bug me. It is quite sad though.
07-08-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By Erzulis Boat

As stated above, it's only relative to TDF stage...

As stated above, it's only relative to TDF stage wins. If Cav gets more stage wins at the TDF than Merckx , then Cav beats that record!
07-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,494
Posted By fettsvenska

As long as the commentators keep the comparison...

As long as the commentators keep the comparison to just the TdF stage wins, I don't really have a problem with them recognizing that Cavendish could surpass Merckx. From what I've heard from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By kirbyx

Big John: Then you don't have to read this...

Big John: Then you don't have to read this thread: save your ire for something important.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By LarrySellerz

my "behavior" is cruising at a decent clip, the...

my "behavior" is cruising at a decent clip, the people who pass me are serious roadies who for the most part don't greet strangers they pass. In the peloton I ride with as far as I know im the only...
Forum: Foo
07-02-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9,711
Views: 1,292,522
Posted By chewybrian

Either way, nothing can be fun AND safe, can it? ...

Either way, nothing can be fun AND safe, can it?

https://i.imgur.com/8P1Fo2J.gifv
Forum: Commuting
06-30-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,046
Posted By ThermionicScott

Kinda lonely in here. Most people must be...

Kinda lonely in here. Most people must be working from home, still.

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06-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,977
Posted By cb400bill

Well, the good part is after your little rant...

Well, the good part is after your little rant youre now one post closer to ten.
06-28-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,977
Posted By 79pmooney

This isn't about you. The moderators are for the...

This isn't about you. The moderators are for the most part, volunteers who have to deal with massive amounts of spam and posters with no intent to improve this place. This is to to filter that and...
06-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By hokiefyd

I usually have a pretty easy time with them, but...

I usually have a pretty easy time with them, but I had a newer KMC 9-speed master link that was difficult to use. I finally broke down and bought the pliers from my LBS and couldn't help but smile...
06-25-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,376
Posted By MAK

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and...

I agree. I have a chain tool on my multitool and also carry a Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers w/2 quick links. I haven't needed them, but I'm sure I'll have a problem if I left them home. The extra 1.35...
06-24-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Badger6

For the difference the OP is looking for, a few...

For the difference the OP is looking for, a few weeks of training for going uphill on his current setup would be sufficient, with a whole lot less hassle and whole lot more benefit.
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,711
Views: 1,292,522
Posted By Squeeze

He doesn't want to get bugs in his teeth.

He doesn't want to get bugs in his teeth.
06-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Caliper

In ten years, the seller will post them for sale,...

In ten years, the seller will post them for sale, "Hardly used", for $500 less than MSRP "FIRM". Possibly even including a pic of the original receipt.


Honestly, I hope people just keep...
06-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By MarcusT

Building your own costs more. Component...

Building your own costs more. Component compatibility is also an issue, then one must choose silver or black. And sometimes those DIY videos don't work like they should in real life.
On the other...
06-20-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,813
Posted By 10 Wheels

When I was 67. Great Way to see the country. ...

When I was 67. Great Way to see the country.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By shelbyfv

For many years I've happily used SPD, Shimano...

For many years I've happily used SPD, Shimano A600 or A520. This year I decided to try SPD-SL on one bike. I don't notice any positive difference. The platform size doesn't seem much different and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,835
Posted By big john

I've been a proud member of the Single Digit...

I've been a proud member of the Single Digit Climbing Club for decades.
06-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 330,129
Posted By Bob Ross

The missus and I just saw I, Tonya...

The missus and I just saw I, Tonya (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580036/) for the first time. I vaguely remember when it was first released, but the hoopla seemed to die down quickly...which kinda...
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,702
Posted By Rolla

Haven't you heard? Grountain bikes are the latest...

Haven't you heard? Grountain bikes are the latest thing!

Wilcox could've probably won it on a beach cruiser, though. She's amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,927
Posted By Racing Dan

I take that as a compliment, given you likely...

I take that as a compliment, given you likely wouldn't understand one single word or recognize several letters in my actual first language :rolleyes:
06-09-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,803
Posted By Chuck M

I too like my tires narrow. For my modern bike,...

I too like my tires narrow. For my modern bike, when it was time to replace the stock Bontrager tires I went with Continental GP5Ks in tan wall to give it a bit of vintage panache. Those are only...
06-09-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,046
Posted By RubeRad

I LOVE Out of the silent planet and Perelandra,...

I LOVE Out of the silent planet and Perelandra, but That Hideous Strength is just something else. I think they could probably make a Perelandra movie, with Avatar-style alien nudity, but it would be...
06-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,604
Posted By RustyJames

I still use eBay and have not had any problems...

I still use eBay and have not had any problems including overseas transactions (knock on wood). Also, brick and mortar businesses list there and I'm gullible enough to think that my $$ is better...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Gresp15C

An old road bike can be a fine commuter. For me,...

An old road bike can be a fine commuter. For me, fenders and a side basket are desirable. Not everybody commutes in the rain, especially when just starting out, but at least knowing that you can...
06-02-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,604
Posted By randyjawa

Ebay is, usually, the best place to find hard to...

Ebay is, usually, the best place to find hard to find stuff. I do buy what I need but do so with great care.

As for selling, Ebay has screwed me, helping dishonest buyers, in the past. Sadly,...
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