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01-31-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...before you go, there's some value in...

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...before you go, there's some value in considering an alternative mounting method, as advocated in # 3. Front racks are more pleasurable to use, if you don't have to worry about the mounting...
01-27-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,476
Posted By Darth Lefty

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it...

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it can’t. Follow the directions. Eeesh

FWIW, brakes are way more powerful than legs. Don’t screw around.
01-23-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 667
Posted By veganbikes

I would certainly not use galvanized cables for...

I would certainly not use galvanized cables for anything on any bike. Polished stainless cables are the way to go. Using good quality cables and housing means they will hold up better but more...
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,358
Posted By Reflector Guy

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold...

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-15-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By car5car

Tire is very hard, I will return it. No...

Tire is very hard, I will return it.
No installation, no drilling.
01-15-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By FBinNY

There's nothing wrong with the request, nor with...

There's nothing wrong with the request, nor with the simple answer. However......

The OP asked a specific question and got a specific answer, so far so good.

Later I on posted additional info,...
01-14-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By FBinNY

You never need to ask this question since the hub...

You never need to ask this question since the hub itself tells you.

Cassettes NEED TO OVERHANG the freehub by 1or 2mm. This allows the locking to tighten against and compress the cassette before...
01-02-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By veganbikes

+1 on this!

+1 on this!
01-02-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By grumpus

Solid tyres don't feel like high pressure...

Solid tyres don't feel like high pressure pneumatic tyres, they feel like crap. The only reason to use solid tyres is if you'll only occasionally use the bike - maybe just a mile down the road to get...
01-01-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By Schweinhund

Solid tubes or tires, they are hell on the...

Solid tubes or tires, they are hell on the wheels. (spine too)
12-31-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By HillRider

Any chance this entire thread was started as a...

Any chance this entire thread was started as a joke?
12-31-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By Iride01

Solid tires seem like a lot of trouble in the few...

Solid tires seem like a lot of trouble in the few threads I've just recently read about them.
12-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is...

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is new tubeless wheels and tires, you could likely run 70-80 psi and be super comfortable.

If not just get some tubed clinchers in a 28-32 and run...
12-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,415
Posted By livedarklions

I think I'll get worried when I see someone start...

I think I'll get worried when I see someone start a thread asking if your bike has any nicknames for you.
12-22-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,714
Posted By livedarklions

The shape of the future: ...

The shape of the future:

https://beaconathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BENCH-PlayerBench_115-380-200-768x512.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By noglider

re-commuting

... to coin a word.

I have a steady job now for the first time in a long time. I've change careers from IT to K-12 education. It's super exciting.

Teaching is different in many ways, and one of...
12-16-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,517
Posted By DangerousDanR

It seems to me that the force required to "lift"...

It seems to me that the force required to "lift" one shoe is balanced out by the downward force of the other shoe. I mean they are tied together on the crank.
12-15-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,427
Posted By rsbob

https://chopra.com/articles/grounding-the-human-bo...

https://chopra.com/articles/grounding-the-human-body-the-healing-benefits-of-earthing


If it works for her that is great. It sounds a bit woo woo to me, like pyramid power, healing crystals and...
12-15-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By SoSmellyAir

For a hybrid bike ridden on paved roads or paths,...

For a hybrid bike ridden on paved roads or paths, Continental Grand Prix Urban is awesome:

Continental Grand Prix Urban Road Tire Excel Sports | Shop Online From Boulder Colorado...
12-05-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By veganbikes

It's Soma so they are welded in Taiwan using...

It's Soma so they are welded in Taiwan using Tange Infinity tubing. For the price it is a really nice frame and many years later really zero complaints at least none I can really make that is fair....
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 10:24 PM
12-01-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,649
Posted By indyfabz

I’d be more concerned about the dork disc, at...

I’d be more concerned about the dork disc, at least if you want to be considered a serious cyclist.
12-01-22, 08:06 PM
12-01-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,649
Posted By Koyote

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride...

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride your bike, it will look like it. You'll get used to it. But as rsbob says, nail polish is the easiest solution.

My newest bike has a rather unusual...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,012
Posted By cat0020

Have you check if you have the correct diameter...

Have you check if you have the correct diameter seatpost for your frame?
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 2,492,061
Posted By M1T

SOMA Saga DC. DC stands for Disc or Cantilever...

SOMA Saga DC. DC stands for Disc or Cantilever brakes. I have cantilever up front, and disc in the back mainly due to the fact I already owned the non-disc version of a SON hub generator wheel. ...
11-18-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Steve B.

Sounds like a square taper crank. Riding with it...

Sounds like a square taper crank. Riding with it loose just makes it worse. Its actually the crank that is shot, wear on the inside of the crank makes it loose. Usually caused by a loose bolt...
11-13-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By HillRider

My last "complete" bike was bought in 1992. ...

My last "complete" bike was bought in 1992. Since then I've only purchases bare frames and forks. That way I "make it mine" since I can, and have to, specify everything else to suit my needs. I...
11-13-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By veganbikes

I so rarely have a bike I haven't built up from...

I so rarely have a bike I haven't built up from the frame up or have a co-worker do it because they are way better mechanics than I and have been doing it a lot longer so it is usually nothing...
11-11-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By datlas

Gray tape FTW

Gray tape FTW
11-09-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By maddog34

If your calipers aren't defective, That crown...

If your calipers aren't defective, That crown Race is DEFECTIVE... Send it back, Take it Back, or throw it away.

update: out of curiosity i just measured a Cane Creek "40" cr and an FSA Pig cr......
11-09-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By FBinNY

First of all, I prefer interference closer to...

First of all, I prefer interference closer to 0.05mm.

Secondly, start by calibrating your caliper on a known dimension. You can use the steerer tube itself, which should measure 28.58mm pretty...
Forum: Introductions
11-09-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By BTinNYC

So far from heaven, so close to Brooklyn 😜 . ...

So far from heaven, so close to Brooklyn 😜 .
Welcome! from northeast Queens.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,526
Posted By bampilot06

Ritchey. It has already been said, and the only...

Ritchey. It has already been said, and the only one that needs to be said.
10-30-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By nomadmax

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good...

Your fit and cycling has kept you in pretty good health. I wouldn't change a thing :roflmao2:
10-26-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,350
Posted By indyfabz

Expect a knock at the door from Big Carbon. ...

Expect a knock at the door from Big Carbon. Things are not going to go well for you.
10-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By dedhed

Look for ISO sizing on your tire. i.e. 23-622. ...

Look for ISO sizing on your tire. i.e. 23-622.

​​​​​​https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
10-11-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By pdlamb

If it were a new build, I'd go with double...

If it were a new build, I'd go with double butted. But the straight gauge spokes obviously are solid, since they're still in use, so they'll work well too.

On the other hand, since you're talking...
10-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,734,027
Posted By mr,grumpy

Here is my newest addition to my fleet, a 2016...

Here is my newest addition to my fleet, a 2016 Trek FX 7.2. I bought it off of Marketplace for next to nothing because it had two flat tires and the breaks didn't work. A couple hors with a hex...
09-28-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By veganbikes

Probably would just buy a 9 speed cassette in the...

Probably would just buy a 9 speed cassette in the right ratio? Nothing special about the Dura Ace Cassette or chain other than maybe being lighter or having a bit more titanium cogs loads of...
09-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By dmark

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the...

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the locknut that sits in a Schrader hole to secure the presta valve.
09-14-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,864
Posted By genejockey

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By noglider

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should...

My vision is a bit radical. I think there should be classes of vehicles (and I'll use that word to apply to two-wheel conveyances though that's not the legal definition in NY State), and above a...
08-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By exercion

Got fed up, and I think it was a good thing

Hadn't been riding in awhile. I let work, weather, and depression keep me on the couch instead of the bike. Which wasn't exactly a good thing, as you can guess. Anyway, I kicked myself out of the...
08-17-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Tektro RL341 is specifically a short reach...

The Tektro RL341 is specifically a short reach drop bar brake levers:...
08-15-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By 70sSanO

So you are willing to spend $75 just so you can...

So you are willing to spend $75 just so you can run your SL-7900 downtube shifters with a 9 speed cassette.

Others have suggested going to a 10 speed cassette and using either the Altus or your...
08-14-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that original headset doesn't owe you...

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...that original headset doesn't owe you anything more. I have always had the best luck with replacing entire headsets as a unit, like that Tange you mention in your original post. There are...
08-12-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By himespau

Some heat-shrinkable wrap (squeeze it together...

Some heat-shrinkable wrap (squeeze it together and slide it into one of the sleeves/tubes of heat shrink wire wrap and then heat it up to shrink) might be a good safety precaution to keep from...
08-11-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By hokiefyd

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a...

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a Trek FX or Giant Escape. The Coda is unique in that it uses Reynolds 520 chrome-molybdenum steel rather than an aluminum alloy as the frame material....
08-10-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By jsigone

sounds like excuse to buy a new bike.....

sounds like excuse to buy a new bike.....
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