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11-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my...

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my husband can find my body if I go missing on my hikes and bike rides. It is a satellite communicator and it sends a signal every 10 minutes. My husband can...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By jaxgtr

I have to agree with you on the brakes. Shimano...

I have to agree with you on the brakes. Shimano brakes are just better. I recently got a new Domane with the eTap AXS and I find the brakes to be the weak point. I am so used to Shimano brakes and I...
11-15-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,584
Posted By stevel610

Yes, contact your representative and make sure...

Yes, contact your representative and make sure re-routing of the bike path is included in the proposal. Cost is a drop in the bucket for an airport sized project.
11-15-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,584
Posted By Iride01

Instead of fighting to have the proposed airport...

Instead of fighting to have the proposed airport put in some others back yard, why not see about getting them to include in the project improvement of the cycling infrastructure that remains and...
11-14-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Koyote

Segal's Law: A man with one watch always knows...

Segal's Law: A man with one watch always knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Another gauge will almost certainly give different readings than the gauge on your floor pump....
11-10-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By FBinNY

ANY 1/2" pitch of the correct width will work...

ANY 1/2" pitch of the correct width will work fine. Obviously SRAM has an incentive to try to convince their customers to spend replacement dough on their own products, but there may also be a...
11-09-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By PeteHski

I would review your choice of tyres/tires in that...

I would review your choice of tyres/tires in that case.
10-31-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Canker

It isn't bedding in the brakes, that will get you...

It isn't bedding in the brakes, that will get you the last 5% of braking not 80%. Sounds like to me you have contaminated the pads, that is where the squealing is coming from. You probably didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By TerryDi2C

Nice! I'll be installing my own R8100 soon! ...

Nice! I'll be installing my own R8100 soon!

...after I install some more light in the shed so that I can actually work on my bike ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,693
Posted By PeteHski

Just "liking" it is good enough in this case. No...

Just "liking" it is good enough in this case. No point in trying to rationalise something that is inherently irrational!
10-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By jsigone

Late model Diverges can fit up to 50c if you...

Late model Diverges can fit up to 50c if you don't need mud clearance like us Socal folks, but spec says 47c max. I run 32c road slicks up to mtb-like 50c pending where I want to ride w/ the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,649
Posted By thin_concrete

Thank you so much! I didn’t think there was any...

Thank you so much! I didn’t think there was any change in sizing of front or rear derailleurs but wasn’t really sure, especially as 12 speeds have become more prevalent.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,463
Posted By datlas

I use middle pocket and have not had any...

I use middle pocket and have not had any sag/stretch issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By DaveSSS

The combination of tubeless on wider hookless...

The combination of tubeless on wider hookless rims is fantastic for a road bike. I have 23 and 25mm internal width hookless rims and use 52/56 psi with 30mm and 28mm tires. The ride is so much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,415
Posted By jaxgtr

Thanks. Yea I am not too worried about the KOM...

Thanks. Yea I am not too worried about the KOM or Strava segments, could care less about any of that. I just like riding my bikes, and try to keep my almost 60 year old body in somewhat decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,463
Posted By CrowSeph

i have this and it's pretty cool ...

i have this and it's pretty cool
https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/Ha0df32f468df4f17aea7fca317c34952t.jpg?width=1200&height=1200&hash=2400...
10-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Hondo6

That may well be true. But for loose bearings...

That may well be true. But for loose bearings (as in the hubs in question): if you know the number the manufacturer specifies to be correct, why on earth would you use a different number?
10-22-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By livedarklions

What's funny to me was that I think you were...

What's funny to me was that I think you were really being a good and understanding guy in this, but you called yourself "that guy ". I'm pretty sure any lbs would be happy to have your version of...
10-22-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By cxwrench

You are definitely correct in assuming this. It's...

You are definitely correct in assuming this. It's actually gotten a little better as some brands have put some restrictions in place to help retailers from getting killed by online sellers.
10-22-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Is QPB the French arm of QBP?

Is QPB the French arm of QBP?
10-22-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By cxwrench

Here's how it works for us. Bike shops normally...

Here's how it works for us. Bike shops normally order parts from one of a small-ish group of distributors. Let's say you're looking for a shimano derailleur. There is only one distributor that would...
10-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,988
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid. ...

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid.
You get maximum braking on the front since most your weight is transferring in that direction.
Practice your panic stops so you can perform one without...
10-08-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By cxwrench

That won't help. The cable breaks because it...

That won't help. The cable breaks because it fatigues from shifting...getting pulled around the shift drum then let go. Just like bending a paper clip, just takes longer. It's not the friction of the...
10-08-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The more you ride the more often you will have to...

The more you ride the more often you will have to replace shift cables.

We have a few customers who are especially hard on their cables, as in replacing every 6 months or so. Others who could go...
10-03-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,537
Posted By Clipped_in

Fall is here (Northern Utah). ...

Fall is here (Northern Utah).
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09-25-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By badger1

If you need a new derailleur hanger for your...

If you need a new derailleur hanger for your bike, easy peasy ... just go here and order:
https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hanger-tech-help
Enter Brand: Specialized; Model: Crosstrail Series; Year:...
09-25-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

New here, but, just for clarification, if you...

New here, but, just for clarification, if you rode that route within the last 7 days, did you call it a century ride? And we’re you able to avoid the bike lane to ride the road and sidewalks?
...
09-25-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,655
Posted By skidder

Did you check the dumpsters along the route for...

Did you check the dumpsters along the route for partially-consumed bottles of vodka? Or bike-mountable golf club holders? ;)
09-25-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,655
Posted By Koyote

How many mistakes did I make this morning?

This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and...
09-23-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By JohnDThompson

My experience is that you get what you pay for...

My experience is that you get what you pay for with bike shorts. Cheap shorts last a season or two, pricier ones can last for many years.
09-22-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not typically my "goto" brand, but I have been...

Not typically my "goto" brand, but I have been impressed with the durability and quality pair I have from Specialized. Don't tell anyone, OK ?
09-21-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,490
Posted By M Rose

I didn’t take your comment snarky. I took it at...

I didn’t take your comment snarky. I took it at face value.

I have a set of Maxxis tires in my sights… i am going to wear out these GR1’s first though.
09-20-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,187
Posted By cxwrench

I can't imagine not being able to work this out...

I can't imagine not being able to work this out in my head, but read post 29 from FB a few times.
09-14-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,854
Posted By livedarklions

Depends on the lane, some are better than being...

Depends on the lane, some are better than being in traffic, others not so much. Still others are just out-and-out unrideable.

I definitely don't ride in the bike lane in Chelmsford that crosses...
09-14-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,838
Posted By livedarklions

So if I buy myself a t-shirt and ride 100 miles,...

So if I buy myself a t-shirt and ride 100 miles, it's a solo century? Guess I don't see the need for the shirt, I already have too many.

Marathon is a race, a century really is just a long ride.
09-14-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Fentuz

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set....

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set. it is supposed to clear 48c with 700c

mine clears 52-584 barzo and 45-622 without mudguards
I cleared 50-584 and 42-622 with mud guards (I...
09-13-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,838
Posted By cxwrench

And end up with another thread that's at least 5...

And end up with another thread that's at least 5 pages long because everyone has to argue about it. Forever.
09-13-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,664
Posted By PeteHski

It's about as French as a French thing from...

It's about as French as a French thing from France can get. Clue is in their name.
09-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By tangerineowl

Here's that 2x scandium 29x2+ frameset in NL,...

Here's that 2x scandium 29x2+ frameset in NL, incase they....er....win the lotto or something :thumb:
https://www.klaassencycles.com/Razor-multipurpose
09-10-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By mschwett

yep, pretty easy to tell from the amount (or lack...

yep, pretty easy to tell from the amount (or lack of) of deceleration up a hill, heart rate and/or power data, the speed capping at 20 or 28, etc etc.

strava actually asked me once or twice...
09-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By WhyFi

As others have mentioned, ebikes should be...

As others have mentioned, ebikes should be properly categorized. If someone is poaching segments on an ebike, you can often tell when looking at the segment analysis - the speed curves look unnatural...
09-09-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By rosefarts

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.

I saw that bumper sticker literally today.
09-09-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By mschwett

robert axle project is great. bought a few...

robert axle project is great. bought a few through axles from them with 100% satisfaction.
09-09-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By msu2001la

Thru axles and standard sizes - a cautionary tale

I somehow managed to strip out the allen bolt head on one of my thru-axles. (yes... user error) Thankfully the stock thru-axle has a 5mm head on both sides, so I was able to unscrew it from the other...
09-09-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By raqball

Haha thanks.. More about warning others before...

Haha thanks.. More about warning others before they have to deal 'Bob'... :)
09-09-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By rumrunn6

excellent rant! :thumb:

excellent rant! :thumb:
09-09-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By Darylb23

No doubt! Actually all of my previous road bikes...

No doubt! Actually all of my previous road bikes were steel. I certainly have no aversion to a steel bike but what I learned today is there are very few actual physical bikes of any material to put...
09-09-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By mschwett

there are definitely completely different...

there are definitely completely different segments for e-bikes. they don't look any different nor is there any indicator, but if you have rides in strava as both bike and ebike you'll definitely see...
09-08-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By alcjphil

So, just to get back to the original question....

So, just to get back to the original question. All that the OP was asking was about the sort of inner tube they should carry in the event of a puncture. This thread has devolved into a debate about...
09-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,537
Posted By Ghazmh

Thanks, here’s one where I got it dirty. ...

Thanks, here’s one where I got it dirty.

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