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12-30-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Kontact

I'll bet that if you put something warm on it,...

I'll bet that if you put something warm on it, like your butt, it will act normally in short order.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Camilo

Of course. Just being pedantic to the OP... and...

Of course. Just being pedantic to the OP... and hoping you get back in the Mechanics good graces.
12-24-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Polaris OBark

Warm!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_3232_aa26e439dea564c297b172a28abd2833806f9b98.jpg

That is all.
12-23-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,527
Posted By livedarklions

In part, I think it depends a bit on where your...

In part, I think it depends a bit on where your girth is. The drop bar road bike generally has a more forward-leaning position than the flat bar bikes. If you have a big belly, this leaning forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By Koyote

Wear a shirt.

Wear a shirt.
12-19-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By _ForceD_

Why stop with tires/wheels? You could add jet...

Why stop with tires/wheels? You could add jet engines and wings to make the bike a fighter jet.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,962
Posted By big john

I've ridden with some of them. One guy, a decent...

I've ridden with some of them. One guy, a decent rider, not fast but good bike handler, was obsessed with his bike. It was always spotless, perfect. One time we did a long ride through the mountains...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,962
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You got me there.

You got me there.
12-18-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By Iride01

If you have to tinker, then go ahead and try. ...

If you have to tinker, then go ahead and try.

However you can buy them already made for about the same as clincher wheelsets.

What kind of apocalypse are you imagining that we'll be stuck with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,962
Posted By tomato coupe

Seriously? You don't have to be a pro mechanic to...

Seriously? You don't have to be a pro mechanic to lube a chain in a fraction of that time.
12-14-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By veganbikes

Just get the correct parts. That would be the...

Just get the correct parts. That would be the best and easiest way. In some cases with certain combos you can do it but it is a lot of calculation and usually some different spoking patterns but in...
12-12-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,925
Posted By Lombard

Well, they are actually called shifters, but if...

Well, they are actually called shifters, but if you want to be really technical, they are D.I.L.D.O.S. - Deceleration Input Lever Derailleur Operation System.
12-10-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Koyote

As I understand it, the idea of running a...

As I understand it, the idea of running a shallower rim in front is to accommodate high crosswinds, which can cause problems with handling and stability. The gains are not really in speed, but...
12-10-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By UnCruel

Probably, and taking orders from the marketing...

Probably, and taking orders from the marketing folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,281
Posted By Koyote

Several people in this thread explained how you...

Several people in this thread explained how you can determine which cassette to useÖ And you still havenít checked it?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,281
Posted By Dave Mayer

Good. This thread should have ended here. A...

Good. This thread should have ended here. A cassette will cost you less than $50. A set of STI (Shimano Total Integration) shifters will cost you minimum $200. Do the most cost-effective thing.
To...
12-03-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Lombard

I recognize your large rear derailleur loops!...

I recognize your large rear derailleur loops! Good choice of bike rack - 1 UP! :thumb: Which SRAM group set do you have on that bike?
12-01-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,641
Posted By Koyote

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride...

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride your bike, it will look like it. You'll get used to it. But as rsbob says, nail polish is the easiest solution.

My newest bike has a rather unusual...
12-01-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By Lombard

Or a lemon to a knife fight: ...

Or a lemon to a knife fight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR53lssgSCU
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,049
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
12-01-22, 01:03 PM
12-01-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By trailangel

I made a mistake and CXWrench corrected me.. in a...

I made a mistake and CXWrench corrected me.. in a nice way. I think his ban should be over......
12-01-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By Koyote

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/ca58eee5_89f6_4555_87da_5eff0e675d98_67bd6f43041e4ab136eba3ae1a664bc53e8d383f.png
11-30-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By Koyote

Pffft! Why would an experienced professional...

Pffft! Why would an experienced professional mechanic know anything about it? prj71 can diagnose your problem (and mine, and many other people's) without even seeing our bikes!
11-29-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By prj71

I've found the mods here to be a little heavy...

I've found the mods here to be a little heavy handed. They need to lighten up a bit.
11-27-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By Lombard

I think it's kind of weird that they let you back...

I think it's kind of weird that they let you back on the forum in general but still have you banned from one subforum. Are you only capable of being abusive on one subforum? :rolleyes:
11-27-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By Koyote

Done. Anyone who agrees that you should be let...

Done. Anyone who agrees that you should be let back into the mechanics subforum can just go over there and add to the thread I just started. Maybe Iíll see you in purgatory.
11-25-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,607
Posted By rsbob

Anything to boost a post count, no matter how...

Anything to boost a post count, no matter how irrelevant or unproductive (kind of like this one :thumb:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By veganbikes

I would get a decent groupset for the Allez or...

I would get a decent groupset for the Allez or just leave it on the back burner and focus on the gravel bike. I wouldn't just throw cheap parts at it that I didn't already own.

In terms of disc...
11-13-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Agreed. So BillyD, is cx perma-banned from the...

Agreed. So BillyD, is cx perma-banned from the Bicycle Mechanics subforum? If so, I think that strategy should be re-considered. That's where his expertise shines and where he contributes the most.
11-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By urbanknight

Many times, I answer the question honestly anyway...

Many times, I answer the question honestly anyway just in case some innocent person googles the question and gets the snarky, sarcastic answers and thinks they're real. Kind of depends on how likely...
11-12-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By livedarklions

I generally agree with this--attacking a newbie...

I generally agree with this--attacking a newbie for asking too basic a question is just not useful to anyone. I would much rather risk being trolled into giving a sincere response to an insincere...
11-11-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Koyote

smd4 , you are really struggling to find an...

smd4 , you are really struggling to find an insult. Do you understand that the words "nice" and "nicest" mean two different things? Nothing in my statement suggests, even obliquely, that I was not...
11-11-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By livedarklions

I guess I have to explain to you what ordinals...

I guess I have to explain to you what ordinals mean. Saying "I'm nicest to x" does not imply I am not nice to y. "Nice, nicer, nicest." See how that works?

And if the principle is "the more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,546
Posted By PeteHski

What are you trying to say again? I'm confused.

What are you trying to say again? I'm confused.
11-10-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By livedarklions

Reminds me of the time I was teaching an...

Reminds me of the time I was teaching an undergraduate class and was surprised to find out that pretty much none of the students had any idea that France was involved in the American Revolution. I...
11-10-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By livedarklions

I just realized that if they'd had duel control...

I just realized that if they'd had duel control levers in the 18th century, Alexander Hamilton would still be alive.
11-09-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/ ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/

What did you do to incur the wrath?

I doubt the forum software is sufficiently nuanced to ban you just from a sub-forum, but if there is a Hell, it...
11-09-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Koyote

We missed you. But in your absence, I have been...

We missed you. But in your absence, I have been yelling at people who post repair questions in General Cycling.
11-09-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Iride01

A lot of people using the word "brifter"!...

A lot of people using the word "brifter"! <grin>
11-09-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By datlas

Welcome back.

Welcome back.
11-09-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By veganbikes

That could be the case it is still there...

That could be the case it is still there "https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/"
11-09-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By veganbikes

Glad you are back, you didn't miss much, the...

Glad you are back, you didn't miss much, the usual craziness!
10-31-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By big john

There is a BMX sub forum and a mechanic sub forum...

There is a BMX sub forum and a mechanic sub forum as well. Have someone proof read your post and try the BMX forum first.
10-31-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By urbanknight

In other words, the LBS is bent over a barrel. I...

In other words, the LBS is bent over a barrel. I know some manufacturers have a minimum sale price, but no idea if that would solve anything in this situation. Even then, I know some retailers find...
10-31-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,982
Posted By livedarklions

There's numerous legal reasons that they can't...

There's numerous legal reasons that they can't buy from a retailer--it may violate their contract with the supplier, it might violate the retailer's agreement with the manufacturer and/or their...
10-29-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By rccardr

Too much slack tension. Give it a little more...

Too much slack tension. Give it a little more slack when in the Big/small position.
10-29-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By mdo53

Visited the bike store early this morning and...

Visited the bike store early this morning and told the person that greeted me that I purchased the bike two weeks ago and the brakes would not skid. This person said he never heard of any state bike...
10-27-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By veganbikes

It looks like you need a 124mm spindle probably...

It looks like you need a 124mm spindle probably JIS taper. However your cranks determine all of this not so much the bike. I would look at the Interloc Racing Designs they make excellent BBs
10-26-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Koyote

Do the bikes use the same brand of drivetrain,...

Do the bikes use the same brand of drivetrain, with the same number of speeds in back? For example, are both bikes 11 speed, Shimano systems? If so, swapping the cassette is easy. You just need the...
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