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07-12-24, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Eric F

Whey are you cleaning with alcohol before every...

Whey are you cleaning with alcohol before every ride?

I doubt a few drops of sweat will do anything to your braking performance. If you wring out your helmet pads directly on the the caliper,...
07-12-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By Eric F

I turned my 1999 XC race bike into a single...

I turned my 1999 XC race bike into a single speed. It's a lot of fun!
https://i.imgur.com/d5rRB0g.jpg
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Eric F

That's not good.

That's not good.
07-12-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

"Defensive" is not a characteristic that is...

"Defensive" is not a characteristic that is commonly used to to describe the racing style of Tadej. ;)
07-11-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 316
Posted By Eric F

Renshaw and Morkov certainly have been part of...

Renshaw and Morkov certainly have been part of the picture for Cav, and they were absolutely a factor many times. Maybe I'm just remembering wrong, but in the absence of that help, Cav's ability to...
07-11-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

IMO, UAE has the better climbing support, but I...

IMO, UAE has the better climbing support, but I still expect it to come down to a boxing match between Jonas and Tadej after all the support riders have been shelled. Tadej's style is knockout...
07-09-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 460,702
Posted By Eric F

Happy hour… ...

Happy hour…
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07-09-24, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,279
Posted By Eric F

No, thanks. It might interfere with the small...

No, thanks. It might interfere with the small windows of time I currently have for riding my bikes.
07-09-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Eric F

It sounds exactly like you created a...

It sounds exactly like you created a too-much-of-a-good-thing issue.

Speaking of tires, specifically...On my current gravel bike, I've run 40, 44, and 48mm versions of the same tires. Compared...
07-09-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,279
Posted By Eric F

I was under the belief that there were 2 Masis...

I was under the belief that there were 2 Masis (Yellow Brev and Blue Brev), and a Free Spirit painted to look like a Masi for the crash scene.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,223
Posted By Eric F

After being off the bike for 15 years, descending...

After being off the bike for 15 years, descending confidence has been very slow to come back, as has comfort in a pack at 30+mph. In my prime, I was a skilled and confident descender - on pavement...
07-09-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,247
Posted By Eric F

...or the bead isn't totally seated all the way...

...or the bead isn't totally seated all the way around. I've run into this a couple of times.
07-09-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 8,247
Posted By Eric F

Well...it was posted on the internet. Everyone...

Well...it was posted on the internet. Everyone knows that everything posted on the internet is true, honest, and free from misrepresentations of any kind.
07-08-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 406,051
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Montrose Ride (8:00, short). I...

Saturday...Montrose Ride (8:00, short). I haven't done this ride in some months, mostly due to having a limited schedule that didn't allow me to get out on Saturday mornings. The pace was pretty...
07-08-24, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By Eric F

To go faster, you have to practice going faster. ...

To go faster, you have to practice going faster. On your own, it's intervals. With others, it might be riding in a group that forces you to push your current limits.
07-08-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 892
Posted By Eric F

There is no problem. Except to Jonas who...

There is no problem.

Except to Jonas who does not have an advantage on those roads.

Rumor has it that Jonas is demanding next year's Tour be all uphill. No flat stages, no hilly stages, and no...
07-05-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,576
Posted By Eric F

Interesting how our definition of "young"...

Interesting how our definition of "young" changes, ain't it? ;)
07-05-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,083
Posted By Eric F

Safety Tip: "Retconning" is different than than...

Safety Tip: "Retconning" is different than than "reconning".
07-05-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,576
Posted By Eric F

Possibly. I'm not familiar with the specific...

Possibly. I'm not familiar with the specific device in question. I suspect a Sawzall might get the job done, but the results might be less than ideal.
07-05-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,576
Posted By Eric F

For your consideration...I prefer thru-axles with...

For your consideration...I prefer thru-axles with non-removable levers, and I'm using these types of thru-axes on my gravel bike and MTB. My history with quick-release skewers on rim brake bikes has...
07-05-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,576
Posted By Eric F

100% this ^^^

100% this ^^^
07-05-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,083
Posted By Eric F

To be fair, I'm pretty sure I spend more time on...

To be fair, I'm pretty sure I spend more time on BF than I do on my bike. Such is the nature of having a desk job and quite a bit of free time while doing it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-24, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,223
Posted By Eric F

In my prime (20+ years ago), I was a good...

In my prime (20+ years ago), I was a good sprinter, with a strong punch on short climbs. The psychotic panic at the end of a crit was my comfort zone.

These days, I’ve lost my appetite for...
07-04-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Eric F

I have Arch Rivals on my 1999 Trek. They still...

I have Arch Rivals on my 1999 Trek. They still work just as well as they always have.
07-03-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

Alex Zingle (Cofidis). He was the lead out guy...

Alex Zingle (Cofidis). He was the lead out guy for Bryan Coquard.
07-03-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,142
Posted By Eric F

FWIW, I thought your original question was asked...

FWIW, I thought your original question was asked clearly enough. You specifically asked about welding a lever. Not the frame, and not a shifter boss. The lever.

That said, your pic and more info...
07-03-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

Both my kids have had vinyl rigs for quite a few...

Both my kids have had vinyl rigs for quite a few years. My younger one (born 04) has been more dedicated to it, including heisting quite a few things from my collection, multiple limited-issue...
07-03-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 7,083
Posted By Eric F

If you aren’t excited for a trip like this, you...

If you aren’t excited for a trip like this, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.

Make smart choices.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-24, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Eric F

I recall seeing new bikes with an up-line RD. It...

I recall seeing new bikes with an up-line RD. It was as marketing ploy, primarily. There's also a very real possibility that it was an owner upgrade to replace a worn or damaged part. After all,...
07-03-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,892
Posted By Eric F

It's coming from the OP...

It's coming from the OP...
07-03-24, 10:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

Alternately, some choose to ride high-end bikes...

Alternately, some choose to ride high-end bikes because they can finally afford the bikes they've ALWAYS wanted. As a young rider, I recall seeing an "old" guy on an expensive bike, and thinking it...
07-03-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

Old folks just don't get it (so my kids tell me).

Old folks just don't get it (so my kids tell me).
07-03-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

Cav did what Cav has always done best - find a...

Cav did what Cav has always done best - find a hole to punch through all on his own. He didn't wait to follow Philipsen when they were both on the right side. Cav found a hole that took him left, and...
07-03-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

I did not think that would ever happen. A legend...

I did not think that would ever happen. A legend became IMMORTAL!

Also...Phil Liggett has been the voice of the Tour for me, as long as I've been watching, but it's time for him to sign off. Where...
07-03-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

You might enjoy MTBing in my 'hood. There's a...

You might enjoy MTBing in my 'hood. There's a lot of long fireroad climbs, followed by long, fun singletrack downhills.

I discovered this thing in MTBing that no one else has done, ever, and no...
07-03-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

So...A typical day on BF?

So...A typical day on BF?
07-02-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

I'll differ from you on that. I think sharing...

I'll differ from you on that. I think sharing experiences and opinions is an important part of discussion forums like this. It's the power of shared knowledge that makes these places valuable....
07-02-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

Speaking of trolls...

Speaking of trolls...
07-02-24, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,117
Posted By Eric F

Rocket launched! The field of debris includes...

Rocket launched! The field of debris includes many shattered dreams, and just a small handful of riders clinging to shreds of hope. I was more impressed by the time gained downhill than the time...
07-02-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,892
Posted By Eric F

It is my understanding that the cranks are...

It is my understanding that the cranks are unchanged. I could be wrong.
07-02-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

This image was used fairly regularly on a couple...

This image was used fairly regularly on a couple of those sites - LOL
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07-02-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,771
Posted By Eric F

If you ride faster, they're less likely to catch...

If you ride faster, they're less likely to catch you.
07-02-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

In my experience with other sites, this is not an...

In my experience with other sites, this is not an accurate statement.
07-01-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

For a gravel bike that gets raced by people who...

For a gravel bike that gets raced by people who have to buy their own stuff (even if you've got financial means), this is a sensible decision. That said, GRX800 components are essentially...
07-01-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

This absolutely applies to me. Within my budget,...

This absolutely applies to me. Within my budget, I have scratched that itch by buying used high-end machines, and making upgrades/changes that suited my specific preferences.
07-01-24, 02:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,927
Posted By Eric F

...based on your experience with these specific...

...based on your experience with these specific two bikes, and your personal frame of reference and past experiences as a rider.

While some others might come to the same conclusion, I suspect...
07-01-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 406,051
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...A dirty quickie on the gravel bike to...

Saturday...A dirty quickie on the gravel bike to Cherry Canyon for a couple sections of fun singletrack. (13mi, 1300')...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Eric F

You did everything right. When experienced...

You did everything right. When experienced roadies who are familiar with each other ride together, it's pretty common for them to take turns pulling/drafting in order to get down the road faster. ...
06-28-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 11,380
Posted By Eric F

I just realized that I'm an idiot. I don't know...

I just realized that I'm an idiot. I don't know how I missed this for all these years...

Madone
Emonda
Domane

Anagrams.

If you feel the need to mock, ridicule, or insult me, it's well...
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