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09-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By shelbyfv

I've been a fan of 9 speed and would have been...

I've been a fan of 9 speed and would have been perfectly happy if they'd focused just on improving that. However, when it's gone it's gone. If you want to buy a new group you are stuck with 11 speed...
09-24-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. Around here you never know if someone has...

Yep. Around here you never know if someone has overlooked the obvious.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By shelbyfv

And they said irony was dead! :lol:

And they said irony was dead! :lol:
09-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By shelbyfv

Heads up re: Surlys

Some of the otherwise attractive Surlys mentioned in this thread are still QR/disc. :rolleyes:
09-24-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By shelbyfv

I think Shimano 7000/105 is still available...

I think Shimano 7000/105 is still available (theoretically) in silver. Might not look as cool as the Campy but you wouldn't have issues.
09-24-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By shelbyfv

That can't be legit. Obviously some rando with a...

That can't be legit. Obviously some rando with a 2X4:roflmao:
09-24-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 450
Posted By shelbyfv

It's easy to spread a steel frame from 126 to...

It's easy to spread a steel frame from 126 to 130, you can do it yourself with 30 minutes of research and a 2X4. The drop outs may end up not quite parallel but this is another easy fix. Having said...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By shelbyfv

:beer:

:beer:
09-24-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 660
Posted By shelbyfv

OP, you seem pretty invested in this project,...

OP, you seem pretty invested in this project, regardless of the merits. I expect you'll have to order the fork through a Trek dealer. Maybe it's something that could be returned to Trek if the...
09-23-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By shelbyfv

A friend has SRAM 1X on a couple of road bikes....

A friend has SRAM 1X on a couple of road bikes. He uses a 34T chainring and pie plate cassette. I don't know if the crank is SRAM or something else. The LBS sets these up for him so it can't be too...
09-23-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By shelbyfv

I've gone to FluidFilm because it's readily...

I've gone to FluidFilm because it's readily available at auto parts stores. IIRC it's less expensive than FrameSaver or Boeshield. I use it on my truck as well. I've never noticed a smell.:foo:
09-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By shelbyfv

Do you suffer from misophonia or some other...

Do you suffer from misophonia or some other affliction that makes freehub noise a major issue? If so, move past your preference for cartridge bearings and go with perfectly silent Shimano hubs. I...
09-22-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 805
Posted By shelbyfv

Dishwasher

Dishwasher
09-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By shelbyfv

Carbon or aluminum? Their ad says "threads the...

Carbon or aluminum? Their ad says "threads the needle between trail bike and XC bike...." Sounds like a good choice for folks who aren't sure what they want.:thumb:
09-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By shelbyfv

Inspiration...

Inspiration https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html
09-21-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^That is a cool crank. Versatile.:thumb:

^^^That is a cool crank. Versatile.:thumb:
09-21-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Probably I'm just discouraged. Two other trolls we thought had disappeared...
09-21-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By shelbyfv

Has anyone mentioned the butt ugly unicrown fork?...

Has anyone mentioned the butt ugly unicrown fork? Ugh....
09-21-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe include all of BF in your "no dialog"...

Maybe include all of BF in your "no dialog" list?
09-21-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By shelbyfv

Have fun! Looks as if you'll have perfect...

Have fun! Looks as if you'll have perfect weather.:thumb:
09-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,754
Posted By shelbyfv

+1 Please just buy the Scott, it's much nicer...

+1 Please just buy the Scott, it's much nicer than the plethora of other stuff you've posted about.
09-21-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By shelbyfv

This one?...

This one? https://www.ebay.com/itm/124882884749?hash=item1d1399988d:g:atEAAOSwc1ZhMY-h
09-21-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By shelbyfv

The TRP/Tektro Spyke/Spyre is their best...

The TRP/Tektro Spyke/Spyre is their best mechanical brake and works very well. Choice depends on your brake levers. Just one for the front or the pair, should be inexpensive and you'll have no...
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By shelbyfv

Sedona. Looks to be in better shape and no risk...

Sedona. Looks to be in better shape and no risk of damage from the stupid kickstand. Plus it has a real saddle vs a sofa cushion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By shelbyfv

Jorts are definitely the easier choice! :thumb:

Jorts are definitely the easier choice! :thumb:
09-21-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

Best you can do? :lol: Embarrassing....:o

Best you can do? :lol: Embarrassing....:o
09-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By shelbyfv

You can do this.:thumb:

You can do this.:thumb:
09-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

Sorry, if you can't fix a flat you need to stay...

Sorry, if you can't fix a flat you need to stay indoors on the keyboard.:rolleyes:
09-20-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By shelbyfv

Your bike has acceptable specs and all should...

Your bike has acceptable specs and all should work well, including the brakes. Take it back and have the shop work on it again.
09-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with...

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with common issues and make it back home" vs "I can't be bothered to learn this stuff or carry anything more than my cell phone," Conscientious adult vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:35 PM
09-20-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,129
Posted By shelbyfv

I converted a Cannondale ST to 700s. IIRC, I...

I converted a Cannondale ST to 700s. IIRC, I could use a 32 but not much larger. It was fine on packed dirt roads and rail trails. I currently have a Volpe which will take a 43 in the front, 38 rear....
09-20-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,598
Posted By shelbyfv

I think it's fine for you to ride w/o a helmet,...

I think it's fine for you to ride w/o a helmet, they aren't for everyone. :thumb:
09-20-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,656
Posted By shelbyfv

My dear wife has rescued me several times over...

My dear wife has rescued me several times over the years. I'd be embarrassed to interrupt her day because I couldn't/wouldn't fix a flat. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By shelbyfv

Does sound as if they are too small, but if you...

Does sound as if they are too small, but if you are happy with the fit....
09-20-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't bother with used shifters. You can't...

I wouldn't bother with used shifters. You can't really tell if they work well unless they are cabled. You may be able to find NOS on ebay but it will be pricey. I wouldn't hesitate to use...
09-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By shelbyfv

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some...

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some that you shouldn't do. Try flipping the stem or going to an angled stem within normal parameters, about 30 degrees max. If these don't give you a...
09-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't...

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't been back to his thread since he started it.:foo:
09-20-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,854
Posted By shelbyfv

Other than the time limit, I don't think this is...

Other than the time limit, I don't think this is too far off base. The 100 mile century has been part of cycling culture in the US since before I started in the '70s. Most events/ t shirt rides...
09-20-21, 08:05 AM
09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By shelbyfv

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No...

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No law against it.:foo: Think about your reach to the bars. If the bike fits you now with flat bars, it won't fit with the additional reach of drop bars....
09-19-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,032
Posted By shelbyfv

This does not surprise me....;)

This does not surprise me....;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By shelbyfv

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new...

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new rim, you can easily add nipple washers. They are inexpensive.
09-19-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,032
Posted By shelbyfv

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry...

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry what I expect to use, plus an extra tube to share if needed.
...
09-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,972
Posted By shelbyfv

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:
09-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper...

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper inside the jersey. Serves as a wind break. Discard when the temp warms up. Modern day, a piece of Tyvek folds smaller and can be reused even if it...
09-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By shelbyfv

Read up on the difference between internal cam...

Read up on the difference between internal cam and external cam skewers. If you have the external cam type, replace them with internal cam, like Shimano. They probably aren't actually loosening, just...
09-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By shelbyfv

Terry

Terry
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