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02-29-24, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 187
Posted By Camilo

Did you check the alignment of the new derailleur...

Did you check the alignment of the new derailleur hanger with an alignment tool? New ones often (usually?) need tweaking.
02-29-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 187
Posted By veganbikes

Replacing bar tape is 100% a good thing. There is...

Replacing bar tape is 100% a good thing. There is zero real downsides to it. Think of your bar tape as a safety item and it won't be an issue. It soaks all of your sweat from hands and dripping from...
02-29-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By 13ollocks

A sort of sewing circle with added solvent...

A sort of sewing circle with added solvent inhalation to spice things up.....:)
02-29-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By zacster

I was looking at all the info I could find on...

I was looking at all the info I could find on Sram 12sp and I couldn't find anything about backward compatibility. They seem to sell it as a new bike groupset that'll fit a 142 spaced thru axle/disk...
02-28-24, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By ScottCommutes

The sounds keep them awake, so I stay quiet until...

The sounds keep them awake, so I stay quiet until everyone is really quite asleep.
02-28-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

Schwalbe...

Schwalbe (https://www.schwalbetires.com/recycling/) has a recycling program that seems to have been in operation since 2015. The problem is that they don’t offer any information on recycling...
02-28-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By SurferRosa

One of my local bike shops recycles them somehow....

One of my local bike shops recycles them somehow. There's a bin in the service area where folks can drop them off.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 55,536
Posted By McFlyRides

This is why they recommend starting with new...

This is why they recommend starting with new chains, unless the chain is pricey enough to make the effort worthwhile.

I just started waxing, and my used xc chain was an xx1 that I didn’t want to...
02-28-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By JohnDThompson

In most cases, yes. The charity shop where I...

In most cases, yes. The charity shop where I volunteer is part of an urban farm. We don't have a budget for new tubes (we rely totally on donations), so we patch tubes whenever possible. When it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,838
Posted By zacster

Here it is 4+ years later with this thread, and...

Here it is 4+ years later with this thread, and 10 years since I attempted the ride, I've finally made it to the top! Well, I did in Rouvy. They have a route that starts at the turnoff to the final...
02-27-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By jimincalif

I patch, although more and more I’m riding my...

I patch, although more and more I’m riding my tubeless bike to avoid the flat issues. I think you need to use a vulcanizing cement, which rubber cement is not. I don’t know about scraps of tube,...
02-27-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By Darth Lefty

UDH was a great idea but it was also a trojan...

UDH was a great idea but it was also a trojan horse for SRAM's new proprietary thru axle system. It always was. (2019 articles on 2018 patent)
SRAM's universal hanger concept could make coaxial...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By PeteHski

I think the increase in rolling resistance is...

I think the increase in rolling resistance is minimal, which is why they often race with them. I have never tried them myself, but I might this year. It's been a few years since I had a flat, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By PeteHski

The foam inserts are optional for extra flat...

The foam inserts are optional for extra flat protection - they can run flat for quite some time, which is useful for racers in some situations. Some teams use foam inserts, some don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By john m flores

LOL - brown cars have their place, just not on...

LOL - brown cars have their place, just not on the racetrack.

https://i0.wp.com/www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Chrysler-Cordoba-Ricardo-Montalban.jpg?resize=599%2C347&ssl=1
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 05:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By PeteHski

Nobody wants to deal with the impracticality of...

Nobody wants to deal with the impracticality of tubulars, especially without a service car following behind. That’s why they are very close to being history. Even when they were popular in racing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 530
Posted By Kontact

There aren't any. Specialized had a line of...

There aren't any. Specialized had a line of wheels that looked like they were tubeless (and were probably designed to be), but they weren't approved for tubeless. Why? Either they weren't strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, so the difference in these bikes are... ...

Ok, so the difference in these bikes are...
AL5- 105 drivetrain, Bontrager centerlock hub, Bontrager Elite IsoZone bar.
AL5- Tiagra drivetrain, Formula 6bolt hub, Bontrager Comp bar.

Everything...
02-26-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Vaughan51

I completed the Ride Across Britain Challenge...

I completed the Ride Across Britain Challenge this past week - lots of fun, and as you mentioned some great scenery and "herd of deer". I particularly liked the Cheddar route although it almost...
02-26-24, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 823
Posted By Trakhak

1. It's in the name: square taper. Because the...

1. It's in the name: square taper. Because the four mating surfaces of the crank and spindle are tapered, they don't fully seat together until the crank is pushed all the way onto the spindle. If you...
02-26-24, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Duragrouch

You missed my point. My guess is that it's called...

You missed my point. My guess is that it's called that because it's a juncture of multiple tubes; Mechanical brackets often join multiple parts. I could be wrong.

EDIT: From wiki:
02-25-24, 11:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 823
Posted By Kontact

No, he means that the manufacturer has put globs...

No, he means that the manufacturer has put globs of grease in the extrator threads.

I would assume that the grease is there to lube the threads on the crank bolts. You could also put a minimal...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By Iride01

Tiagra isn't a bad shifting group set. If you are...

Tiagra isn't a bad shifting group set. If you are comparing to 11 speed 105, then you won't really miss that extra gear between the high and low sprockets on the rear. So if you want the color, go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By Sy Reene

This isn't a bad rundown of the pros/cons of...

This isn't a bad rundown of the pros/cons of hooked vs hookless:
https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/hooked-vs-hookless-bead-type-explained.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 530
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Then there is a potential risk that, if the rim...

Then there is a potential risk that, if the rim bed is not perfectly sealed, you may end up pressuring the internal void of the wheel, which may result in a CF assplosion.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, it's dumb to buy a lower spec bike because...

Yes, it's dumb to buy a lower spec bike because of the color. But, it's a sign of intelligence and sound judgement to buy a higher spec bike because of the color.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 55,536
Posted By Troul

i'd put it in the hot wax on a screen/mesh tray....

i'd put it in the hot wax on a screen/mesh tray. Move it around a few times.
02-25-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By meandbur

Yes you are right! What I do support in the...

Yes you are right! What I do support in the browser is indeed Tacx's BLE variation of FE-C. Sorry for the imprecision.
02-25-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By RCMoeur

For a few years in the early 1990s, I was running...

For a few years in the early 1990s, I was running a 20 tooth granny small front with a 14-38 custom 6-speed Suntour freewheel, first on my recumbent (can't stand up and stomp), then on my touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 07:25 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By PeteHski

For these reasons I prefer to stick with hooked...

For these reasons I prefer to stick with hooked rims. I don’t see any compelling advantage with hookless rims to make them worth the risk, however small it may be.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and...

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and understand the request to tone it down.
02-24-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By genejockey

Trigger pulled. I ordered an Elite Direto XR-T...

Trigger pulled. I ordered an Elite Direto XR-T from BikeCloset. $419 + tax and shipping. I realized I bought my Kick'r Snap back at the end of 2020, so it's a bit long in the tooth. Still works...
02-24-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kontact

You will not find two bikes that are only...

You will not find two bikes that are only different in axle type and nothing else. Thru axles go with disc brakes, disc brakes go with stiffer frames by bigger tires. So how do you compare bikes with...
02-24-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Camilo

There are two functional differences between them...

There are two functional differences between them and road derailleurs. One is the length of the cage which determines "chain wrap" - which is the amount of chain slack that the derailleur can take...
02-24-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

How it feels to ride AdZ at 100% depends on what...

How it feels to ride AdZ at 100% depends on what gearing is on your bike.
You could have an 11S 53/39 11/26 & it would be a real challenge because you'd probably be grinding out at 50-60 RPM.
But...
02-24-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,153
Posted By bboy314

What, you’re gonna ignore my link in post #9?...

What, you’re gonna ignore my link in post #9? Fits all your needs - steel bike, commuting, more than $150… not sure why the thread even kept going after that.
02-24-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

JBI #51190 is what is being talked about. This is...

JBI #51190 is what is being talked about. This is the common 8mm bolt with anti turn tab, but packaged with nut and washer as has been the case for decades if sourced from a bike industry supplier....
02-23-24, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By Aidoneus

Yes, I experienced the cycle of death. Note that...

Yes, I experienced the cycle of death. Note that I said I could stay on my big ring and max gear _almost_ constantly. Riding the rolling Scotish hills I did a bit of changing gears, lol.

Anyhow,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By jaxgtr

When I first moved to clipless pedals, I had lots...

When I first moved to clipless pedals, I had lots of foot issue, finally found it was low end shoes, I had to bite the bullet and spend some money on stiff shoes and that fixed my issues. I initially...
02-23-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 172
Posted By Chuck M

Since you have identified the white tracer, you...

Since you have identified the white tracer, you should be good to splice the cord back together. I would recommend soldering the joints and shrink wrapping them. If you don't have the tools for...
02-23-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,002
Posted By pdlamb

I'd think torsional stiffness would apply more on...

I'd think torsional stiffness would apply more on the road when banking sharply over a pothole or railroad. So N/A for me, as both of those scenarios scare me to the point I do my best to avoid them.
02-23-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By 70sSanO

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of...

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of honor have sometimes become a bandage of shame.

John
02-23-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve produced some… ...

I’ve produced some…

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x244/image_14e19dbd42b891330f4a767c956769d9b5110639.jpeg
“Stage victory”
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By aliasfox

Yes, I can still get numbness/pain on longer...

Yes, I can still get numbness/pain on longer harder rides, but it's less acute, and something like a bathroom and snack break are usually enough to mitigate it. Though in my situation, I generally...
02-23-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By zacster

Go for it. I'm not sure I know which is more of...

Go for it. I'm not sure I know which is more of an achievement, the Radio Tower or Alpe du Zwift. Alpe is definitely longer and a real slog unless you ride the TdF, but the Radio Tower is steeper...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 07:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By Koyote

Just understand that those prices are not at all...

Just understand that those prices are not at all typical of US higher education costs...and from Jughed 's followup post, it's not clear that he/she is actually paying that much or whether financial...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By JustinHS

They did on mine too. Then frame was replaced.

They did on mine too. Then frame was replaced.
02-22-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By calamarichris

Bikes themselves are the best kind of bike art....

Bikes themselves are the best kind of bike art. Park them up against the wall or hang them.
Art imitates life, But Life imitates art better,

Except for my framed Hinault Renault Braveault poster....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By RChung

Yeah, our youngest is a HS senior and waiting to...

Yeah, our youngest is a HS senior and waiting to find out where she'll be next fall. I'd just like to emphasize that those high tuition fees ain't going to us.
02-22-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By billbino

Doing some measurements its a standard 700cc...

Doing some measurements its a standard 700cc wheel, thanks for all the help here!
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