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08-12-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By bikingshearer

Doh! Yes, I meant chain stays. My frames are...

Doh! Yes, I meant chain stays.

My frames are between 62 and 65cm ctc. I've never had speed wobble issues below about 40mph/65kph. I rarely go that fast anymore, even on straight fast descents - my...
08-11-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By etherhuffer

Wow. That thing must flex like crazy

Wow. That thing must flex like crazy
07-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By Darth Lefty

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at...

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at first is that in order to get a 27.5 hard tail I thought you'd need a time machine to 2015. For the most part bikes right now are "29 or 27.5+" with some...
07-22-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By pbass

650B for gravel is....out?

I've been hearing from people that 650B/road plus is apparently a "fad" that is now passing......personally I don't care if that's the case, as I quite like riding that wheel size--fits me and what I...
07-20-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By Barrettscv

My road bike and gravel bike set-up is the same....

My road bike and gravel bike set-up is the same. Both follow the French Fit philosophy of having a long reach and a moderate drop from the saddle to the handle bars.
07-13-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By Oakman

Well, I can tell you it's not mine.

Well, I can tell you it's not mine.
05-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so...

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so many old injuries that impact comfort it's inevitable I'll occasionally make a minor tweak or two.

Generally, it's simply a bit of saddle height...
05-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By markynels

I change my setup regularly. I tweak saddle...

I change my setup regularly. I tweak saddle height, fore aft and stem length/drop more commonly than say, cleat stance, saddle choice or bar width/reach, though each gets their turn for refinement as...
05-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By pakossa

For me, as the years go by, I need to change...

For me, as the years go by, I need to change things more often. 15 - 20 years ago, maybe every few weeks I'd make an adjustment. The past few years, it's at least 80% of my rides I need to change...
05-14-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By jma1st3r

sometimes, the fiddling isnt to do with the bike ...

sometimes, the fiddling isnt to do with the bike

it is to do with life.


in all seriousness, as your physique improves and endurance get better, your body can adapt better. Therefore the...
05-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By PeteHski

Or you could just get the bike with the higher...

Or you could just get the bike with the higher stack and fit a shorter stem. For me a stem extender would be the absolute last resort.
05-10-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,571
Posted By rsbob

All I can think when I read the thread title is,...

All I can think when I read the thread title is, Does the carpet match the drapes.
05-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By cyclezen

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season",...

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season", riding less time/miles, and adding in some CX, my saddle height would go down about 3-4mm.
When early season started, and mileage increased and mostly...
04-05-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By alcjphil

Important to note that the OP's bike uses a mid...

Important to note that the OP's bike uses a mid drive system. Mid drives put a lot more strain on the chain than ebikes that have motors located in the wheel hubs which actually reduce chain wear
03-19-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,279
Posted By bamboobike4

I'm working on two budget gravel builds....

I was working with what I had on hand:
1 Giant Liv Avail SL, 700C QR disc, 2x11 compact cranks.
1 Marin Bobcat, 650B QR disc, 2x9 mtb cranks
1 Felt VR40, can take 650 or 700, but is through-axle,...
03-16-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,900
Posted By ofajen

With steady, medium effort pedaling, I move the...

With steady, medium effort pedaling, I move the saddle back to make sure that I donít feel like Iím sliding forward on the saddle when I lift my hands.

Otto
02-22-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By CliffordK

Many of the EVs have a fairly flat outer wheel...

Many of the EVs have a fairly flat outer wheel design. Not entire impregnable to air, but reducing the turbulence along the outside of the wheel.

Here is a Car and Driver test of Tesla's Model 3...
02-22-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By qwaalodge

Car wheels are not meant to be aero. The...

Car wheels are not meant to be aero.

The wheel rims are also designed to work like finned heat sink + fan to help cool the brakes. Those things create a lot of drag.
02-21-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By mstateglfr

63cm C to C top tube?!?! Holy wow that a beast! ...

63cm C to C top tube?!?! Holy wow that a beast! I was all giddy when I opened the thread and saw a vintage US built 65cm frame, but 63 C to C top tube is a killer. Hopefully someone 6'5 or 6'6...
02-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By mstateglfr

I have not seen a 53t asymmetric GRX compatible...

I have not seen a 53t asymmetric GRX compatible chainring.
You could swap out the crankset for a different one with a 53/39 ring combo. The front derailleur would need to adjusted up a bit. And...
02-12-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,083
Posted By Barrettscv

Spyre are a dual piston mechanical, and this is a...

Spyre are a dual piston mechanical, and this is a key advantage. Most mechanical calipers are a single piston pushing against one pad. The other pad makes contact with the disc only after the piston...
02-07-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By cyclezen

you obviously already have a 'bike'. which you...

you obviously already have a 'bike'. which you think is creating discomfort.
unless you have a wider tire bike and are extremely comfortable in winter conditions; why are you focused on another bike...
02-07-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,262
Posted By PeteHski

The problem I can foresee here is that if you...

The problem I can foresee here is that if you need the higher stack for a more upright position and end up fitting an extra 25 mm of stem spacers on the smaller frame, then that will make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By ofajen

My experience is that everything is fine if I...

My experience is that everything is fine if I make sure to do two things:

1) Keep my wrist in a natural alignment (minimizing ulnar deviation is the technical term), and

2) Keep weight bearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Iride01

Have you ever done any type of fiber glass or...

Have you ever done any type of fiber glass or carbon fiber layup? If so, maybe you could DIY a fix that doesn't look too ugly.

Since this is where one piece meets another piece, then that's more...
12-31-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,398
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. just make sure the ones you are looking...

Nope. just make sure the ones you are looking at are for "MTB 22.2" in grip area not road bike.
12-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,461
Posted By shelbyfv

Well there's some random bizarre.:foo: The...

Well there's some random bizarre.:foo: The dropped chainstay is for tire clearance. Has nothing to do with 1X or 2X or chains whacking on it. What a strange speculation. Folks who are actually...
12-16-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,461
Posted By PeteHski

But the dropped chainstay is necessary for chunky...

But the dropped chainstay is necessary for chunky tyre clearance on the drive side. Without it you are limited to narrower tyres. So it's a practical thing if you want extra tyre clearance.
12-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,461
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm so confused. Surely the Felt was perfect. ...

I'm so confused. Surely the Felt was perfect. Or was it the hybrid with 12" steerer extension? Or the child's BMX? :foo: Maybe he got it right this time if he can refrain from screwing around with...
12-10-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is similar to the Velo Orange seatpost line...

This is similar to the Velo Orange seatpost line in that the tilt and setback are interrelated. Change one and the other also changes. Really frustrating. At least on the OP's post one can get at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,369
Posted By Koyote

I don't think people hate you around here; I...

I don't think people hate you around here; I certainly do not. But the passage in bold is an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wildwood

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;22324548]It appears you have to...

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;22324548]It appears you have to have missed a lot of posts.]

Yes, I miss a lot of posts (purposefully).
And data with false conclusions is published by The Bicycle Industry...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,369
Posted By Wildwood

Hey Moisture, I have no comment about bars...

Hey Moisture,

I have no comment about bars or stem angle or crank length, but let me give you a HUGE congrats on the new bike. And the progress you have made in this cycling activity/sport/hobby....
11-24-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^Yes, with the exception of "Life Under a...

^^^Yes, with the exception of "Life Under a Bridge in Manila." We've all heard way too much about that.:roflmao:
11-23-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,974
Posted By Badger6

I'd say stick to what you know, but based on your...

I'd say stick to what you know, but based on your history here, that's not obvious...because your bike fit recommendations are, to put it politely, unique.

OP, and anyone else reading this, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,369
Posted By Eric F

Sure, you can. You can take anything apart, if...

Sure, you can. You can take anything apart, if you try hard enough. It's the putting it back together part that's the challenge.
11-17-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,851
Posted By ofajen

Thought you might find this interesting, itís one...

Thought you might find this interesting, itís one of several blog posts Dave Moulton has on bike fit, and emphasizes 1) proper saddle height and 2) ensuring that the arms are positioned and working...
11-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By ZHVelo

It isn't just about getting up though, but about...

It isn't just about getting up though, but about how. You can get up with 34-28, too, but at what cadence? For pros that's fine, they output a lot more power, but for amateurs or hobby riders, do you...
11-16-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By veganbikes

Best gearing ever 66x13 perfect for all...

Best gearing ever 66x13 perfect for all conditions all the time unless you are just a puddle of weakness. If you cannot push that gearing up a hill you should literally not be allowed to ride a bike....
11-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By mschwett

and neither downhill nor uphill, clearly!

and neither downhill nor uphill, clearly!
10-25-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,126
Posted By Leisesturm

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to...

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to read this missed thread in its entirety. Holy Moly what a cluster____ of speculation, misinformation, misperception and all manner of illogic....
10-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By ofajen

The effective wheel diameter appears in the...

The effective wheel diameter appears in the numerator of the gear inch calculation, so you would scale the gearing inversely to any change in wheel size to keep gear inches the same.

Thus, a...
10-21-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By livedarklions

My findings indicate that the ideal mid-ride meal...

My findings indicate that the ideal mid-ride meal is hot wieners in Rhode Island. It seems to hit some sort of sweet spot.
10-19-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,105
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s...

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s Gain Ratio.

While the actual gear inches do not change, a significantly longer crank arm will provide more leverage and that will “theoretically”...
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,383
Posted By BlazingPedals

Getting a lighter fork does not preclude going on...

Getting a lighter fork does not preclude going on a diet. All gains (or losses in this case) are cumulative.
10-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,560
Posted By Eric F

My only MTB is my old 26" XC race bike. Back in...

My only MTB is my old 26" XC race bike. Back in our prime (mine and the bike's), my typical setup was a 135 stem and narrow bars. In its currently set up as a singlespeed, and I went to a 100 stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you actually know what is for sale? Those are...

Do you actually know what is for sale? Those are 2 different bikes.

The Giant road bike has STI drop bar shifters.
Then there is another bike that has flatbar Revoshift. I assume the bike...
09-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,692
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to ride both paved roads and...

If you are going to ride both paved roads and unpaved trails with it then you will really be limited in range of gearing. You'll either not have a low enough gear for off road. Or you'll not have a...
09-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,383
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks...

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks were in need of replacing I could see swapping to a steel fork on the cheap which is what I did on my 29'er.

Otherwise, save your duckets for a...
09-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,383
Posted By Maelochs

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx#/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx/details ?...
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