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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By himespau

I always thought the Holland ExoGrid frame looked...

I always thought the Holland ExoGrid frame looked sort of cool. No real benefit other than looking cool, but I did really want one for some reason:...
01-25-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By BillyD

Seems this thread is done. Adios!

Seems this thread is done. Adios!
01-25-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By smd4

Yep--I love the ride. Nothing inconsistent in...

Yep--I love the ride. Nothing inconsistent in what I say. But it would probably be terribly "uncomfortable" for lots of the octogenarians who frequent this place, who make it sound like "comfort" is...
01-25-23, 12:55 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By elcruxio

I actually found this kinda funny :D But...

I actually found this kinda funny :D

But yes, kinda. The fastest tubular tire on the planet (vittoria corsa) has a rolling resistance of 8.9 watts at 132psi. The 40mm wide rene herse snoqualmie...
01-24-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By dsbrantjr

The stem clearly does not fit the bar correctly...

The stem clearly does not fit the bar correctly for whatever reason. Perhaps someone tried to force an oversized bar into the stem, bending the upper part, or forced the opening wider to...
01-24-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By alcjphil

That bar does not fit that stem. I can see...

That bar does not fit that stem. I can see daylight between the bar and stem. That is a dangerous failure possibility
01-23-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

More like being disparaged for talking rubbish...

More like being disparaged for talking rubbish about modern bike tech, often with a cynical and condescending tone.

I don’t honestly think anyone has a problem with people staying with rim brakes....
01-23-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

I was watching a GCN video this weekend showing...

I was watching a GCN video this weekend showing some of this year's current World Tour bikes debuting at the Tour Down Under. Everyone is on 25s or 28s. Ineos is using 25 front and 28 rear. More...
01-23-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By big john

Let's start a thread about it.

Let's start a thread about it.
01-22-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By steelbikeguy

so you're saying that I've waited long enough to...

so you're saying that I've waited long enough to use the Vittoria Giro D'Italia tubies that came with my 1974 Raleigh International? ;)
They still hold air, amazingly!
...
01-22-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By PeteHski

I agree it's a stupid debate. CF is king when it...

I agree it's a stupid debate. CF is king when it comes to stiffness/weight ratio and hence no surprise that it dominates in performance bike frame construction. It has the added benefit of being...
01-22-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By elcruxio

You're going to have to be a bit more specific in...

You're going to have to be a bit more specific in your posts. I had strength to weight in mind, not the weight of frames.

This is all so confusing. You've started probably a dozen topics in this...
01-22-23, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Andrew_G

Generally speaking, aging tires is no longer...

Generally speaking, aging tires is no longer required. In September of 2020, I emailed several bicycle tire manufacturers, and posed this question:
"Is there any benefit for today's bicycle tires...
01-21-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Trakhak

Leonard Zinn asked several manufacturers about...

Leonard Zinn asked several manufacturers about proper care for bicycle tires. None mentioned anything about aging being beneficial. All recommended storing the tires inflated on rims under conditions...
01-21-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By noobinsf

Your question made me curious, and I found this...

Your question made me curious, and I found this article. Apparently, since tubular tires are not vulcanized, they actually do continue to benefit from aging a few months.
...
01-21-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,358
Posted By Road Fan

A bit off-topic, but I have 30 mm Vittoria Corsa...

A bit off-topic, but I have 30 mm Vittoria Corsa Control + clinchers on my Mondonico Futura Leggero! The fitter at the bike shop (FitMi in Ann Arbor) said it is the ballet slipper of road bicycle...
01-21-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Kontact

To review: You don't need an Aethos to get down...

To review: You don't need an Aethos to get down to UCI minimum. Much more conventional bikes will get there without expensive compromises like junk skewers.

What I think you're failing to get from...
01-20-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By smd4

It's a Supercorsa. I'm good. Back when my...

It's a Supercorsa. I'm good.

Back when my Supercorsa was built, it was pretty much by one guy (not a "Luigi," BTW. But a Mario instead). Not every Cinelli got this treatment. This is what's...
01-19-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By genejockey

It's a joke, boys. See first line of my...

It's a joke, boys. See first line of my signature.
01-19-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Koyote

I can't keep from laughing at someone who can't...

I can't keep from laughing at someone who can't understand that some people have different preferences and different budgets than he has. Are you twelve years old?
01-19-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know why anyone would care how he or you...

I don't know why anyone would care how he or you or I value our bikes. It's a completely pointless discussion, except to denigrate each other's choices.
01-19-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By livedarklions

This thread is used food.

This thread is used food.
01-19-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

What is the relevance of any of this? No one...

What is the relevance of any of this? No one cares what cars your friends buy or how much they spend. (P.S. That's how it should be.)
01-19-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By genejockey

I don't know about magical vibration absorbing...

I don't know about magical vibration absorbing qualities, but my titanium wonder bike is always the one I most want to throw a leg over. Maybe I just hit EXACTLY the perfect fit for me, though most...
01-19-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By genejockey

A bike is simultaneously both comfortable and...

A bike is simultaneously both comfortable and uncomfortable, until you ride it.
01-19-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

My frame was handmade by a dozen Tawainese...

My frame was handmade by a dozen Tawainese virgins, rather than some grizzled old Italian bloke.
01-18-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Kontact

Dealer margin is about 1/3 or less. All...

Dealer margin is about 1/3 or less.

All carbon frames are laid up by hand.
01-18-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Camilo

Not me. I'm perfectly happy with my 5 bikes...

Not me.

I'm perfectly happy with my 5 bikes which range from $0 (old MTB) to $5000 (newish Lynskey GR300 w/ AXS Force and decent wheels), the other three in the $1-2,000 range. Very happy, have no...
01-18-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Rolla

The one that is most ...

The one that is most ...
01-18-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By elcruxio

I'm going to take that as a no. So not nearly as...

I'm going to take that as a no. So not nearly as effective except in narrow set of conditions?
01-18-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By prj71

My cars have had disc brakes for years. So I...

My cars have had disc brakes for years. So I must be disc brake people. :D

Rim brakes are the the equivalent of the old drum brakes that were on cars. Sure they worked, but they weren't the...
01-18-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By PeteHski

+1 Our Chinese manufactured Tesla has better...

+1

Our Chinese manufactured Tesla has better build quality than our US built one. The Chinese factory is new with improved QC. It just happens to be located in China.

Tawain happens to have...
01-17-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By The Chemist

Not me. I switched to discs last year and won't...

Not me. I switched to discs last year and won't be going back. Their improved performance in the wet over rim brakes alone makes them worth it, but their easier adjustment and quicker removal of...
01-16-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By genejockey

I can't wait till he finds out how cheap aluminum...

I can't wait till he finds out how cheap aluminum is and tells us that Ferrari engine should only cost $500.
01-16-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By genejockey

I've been watching an interesting series of...

I've been watching an interesting series of videos on Cam Nichols' YouTube channel, about what you get for $500, whether it's framesets, or groupsets, or wheelsets. Mostly, what you get is crap. ...
01-16-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By big john

I can't believe you guys are doing this again....

I can't believe you guys are doing this again. The other thread is still in the top ten.
01-16-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By 3alarmer

...if neither the $5,000 bike, nor the $14,000...

...if neither the $5,000 bike, nor the $14,000 bike is a recumbent, both are worthless anyway.
Clearly this is a trick question, and you will eventually turn the discussion toward mechanical...
01-16-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By tomato coupe

Geez, I'm still yawning from your last profound...

Geez, I'm still yawning from your last profound question.
01-16-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By badger1

... because 16 pages (and still going) on this...

... because 16 pages (and still going) on this isn't enough.
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1266135-how-can-14-000-bicycle-possibly-worth-money.html
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Reflector Guy

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold...

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-16-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 755
Posted By njkayaker

The automotive ones (some of them. at least) can...

The automotive ones (some of them. at least) can update maps through WiFi.

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=tIpEmgk7bt4MegvC3jqNq7

There's a "Select your product to confirm this...
01-16-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Steve B.

1. Do you know if this is a hardware or software...

1. Do you know if this is a hardware or software issue ?

No clue, likely software.

2. You mentioned “used to have to do this monthly”. What did you do to avoid this nightmare ?

I noticed...
01-16-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,358
Posted By BFisher

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good...

El Chaba, that was my assumption, but it's good to get some confirmation from those who know. Thanks for your response.

I probably will pick up a set, either rims and hubs or a complete wheelset,...
01-15-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Koyote

My father and grandfather left me some fancy...

My father and grandfather left me some fancy watches. What a curse! Keeping them running properly was an expensive proposition. The fanciest was a mechanical chronograph. I wore it for about 25...
01-15-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

Apparently they do, because Tarmacs have been...

Apparently they do, because Tarmacs have been built to accommodate 32 mm tires for a few years.
01-15-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By DMC707

I am more overweight than that and full retail of...

I am more overweight than that and full retail of my recent yeti build Would probably come close to that number

I previously had a DI2 s works tarmac And a couple of track bikes that would be in...
01-14-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By livedarklions

The UCI should change its rules to make everyone...

The UCI should change its rules to make everyone compete on bikes they've stolen themselves. All thefts must be documented on video. This would be good for society to show people not to get too...
01-14-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,358
Posted By 79pmooney

No, good sewups were magic carpet long before...

No, good sewups were magic carpet long before titanium bikes came along. Grandfathered.

And on that note, the similarities between sewups and magic carpets. Both hand sewn by artisans from exotic...
01-14-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By John E

Please take this as a caution, rather than a...

Please take this as a caution, rather than a criticism. Most vintage hubs are not designed for radial spoking. (I broke a Shimano hub across three flange holes a couple of years after I radially...
01-14-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tempocyclist

Well they likely worked hard enough in life to...

Well they likely worked hard enough in life to afford plenty of fine food that they love to eat and nice high end bikes that they love to ride.

Good on them I say. 🙂
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