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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,097
Posted By deacon mark

Riding interstate highways out west?

I don't live in the mountains but love to go there been many years. Do cyclist ride on interstate highways much out west. I know some states allow it an frankly the speed of cars coming up behind me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By WhyFi

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling...

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling equivalent to Penthouse letters?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bah Humbug

They were routinely low 30s...

They were routinely low 30s...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By GlennR

Last Conti GP4000SII

So i just put on my last GP4000SII, since they have been discontinued, should I just get the newer GP5000 or something else?

I've ridden the GP4K for the past 10 years or so and know them so I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,638
Posted By Kimmo

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always...

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always taken care of itself for me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,827
Posted By Lazyass

I carry a Crank Bros M17 multitool with a chain...

I carry a Crank Bros M17 multitool with a chain breaker. In the last 4 or so years it's twice saved me from being stranded out in the country 10+ miles from home. First time was when I reused a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,827
Posted By headwind15

If your bike is decent condition, there is no...

If your bike is decent condition, there is no reason to carry any tools whatsoever, (aside from tire irons).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,190
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,190
Posted By datlas

It's probably for several reasons. Most people...

It's probably for several reasons. Most people don't work on their own bikes so the fact that rim brakes are stupid easy/simple is not a driver. And give the devil his due, disc brakes give better...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,190
Posted By zymphad

I'm not sure. But I did some group rides this...

I'm not sure. But I did some group rides this past summer, and noticed on a handful there was someone who had to stop to adjust their brakes, horrible grinding, high pitched noise. This has happened...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,190
Posted By zymphad

You think it's cause people aren't making enough...

You think it's cause people aren't making enough stink about it or do they really really really love disc brakes that much?

I'm not talking about performance, just by aesthetics and ease of care...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By popeye

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By zandoval

Do you really need that smallest Cog?

Do you really need that smallest Cog?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,080
Posted By Koyote

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this...

Very interesting post. We've never discussed this around here before. Can't wait for the discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By Pacelineg

That's a great help! Thanks!!

That's a great help! Thanks!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By JohnJ80

As in most things, you get what you pay for. ...

As in most things, you get what you pay for.

A lot of the cheaper racks that either clamp to the frame, have hooks that go over the frame or that you hang the bike from are cheap but they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By shelbyfv

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll...

For summer, don't bother with rain gear. You'll get wet anyway and you'll be lugging around more wet stuff. Different call for cold weather when you need warmth.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By puma1552

I keep looking at Boras just because I want them....

I keep looking at Boras just because I want them. Have Zondas which are plenty, but I'd be curious to see how much better Boras are.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,145
Posted By tempocyclist

You turned up to a club's organised group ride...

You turned up to a club's organised group ride with no helmet and no top?!?! :roflmao2:

:bike2:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,145
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,094
Posted By indyfabz

Or look at their website: ...

Or look at their website:

https://www.camelbak.com/bottles-faq.html

“ (https://www.camelbak.com/bottles-faq.html)All of our bottles and reservoirs are 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF. Our...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By big john

Hot rides with lots of traffic lights suck....

Hot rides with lots of traffic lights suck. Standing at the light the heat builds up, I feel much better when moving. Long climbing rides are a lot harder in the heat, partly because it's hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By Iride01

The hotter it gets the more I tend to ride routes...

The hotter it gets the more I tend to ride routes where I don't get slowed down much. As long as I'm sweating and going fast, I'm being cooled more than adequately. If I have a lot of climbs that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Chandne

I don't particularly like any rack that clamps on...

I don't particularly like any rack that clamps on the tubes of a bike. I use a rack (1UPUSA) that clamps on both tires but if you do not want to spend much money, look at one you can simply hang...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By JohnJ80

I had bought the Friction Facts reports a few...

I had bought the Friction Facts reports a few years ago so I went and dug them out. Here's what Friction Facts said about factory lubes:



Their purpose is not to provide a slick chain, but to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By JohnJ80

That's how business is done in Asia. Even the...

That's how business is done in Asia. Even the biggest companies in the world (think $100B+ in sales) still will do special deals if someone shows up with a suitcase of money and they have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, putting the chain back on in the correct...

Sorry, putting the chain back on in the correct orientation may shave you 0.1s on the two shifts I described, and help you comply with Velominati Rule #65 (re: chain noise), but I highly doubt doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Supposedly the chamfers on the surfaces of the...

Supposedly the chamfers on the surfaces of the outer link plates are slightly different, such that the interior facing outer link plates are optimized for downshifts on a Shimano cassette (i.e.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By deacon mark

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains...

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains and they look like this I don't see a difference between this as a fake and the real one. I know the ultegra I have is not a fake and as I said I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By Pacelineg

Thanks very much for posting that photo, I'll be...

Thanks very much for posting that photo, I'll be sure to pay more attention on my next purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By ARider2

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Dura-Ace chain has hollow pins, which is not the...

Dura-Ace chain has hollow pins, which is not the case in the above picture, so that is the clearest giveaway. Also, my Ultegra chain came neatly arranged with all links at the same level, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By Pacelineg

Do you happen to have photos of both to compare...

Do you happen to have photos of both to compare the real vs counterfeit? I'd like to see what to look out for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are...

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are knock offs from China. They are flooding the market to try and take over the huge gaping hole that Shimano has left behind. Those chains suck. Stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,889
Posted By blakcloud

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook...

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook Marketplace ad by someone in my city. The price was only slightly cheaper than retail. Something didn't look right and I googled, counterfeit Dura Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,303
Posted By genejockey

Drivers want us on the MUPs and sidewalks. MUP...

Drivers want us on the MUPs and sidewalks. MUP and sidewalk users want us on the roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,303
Posted By genejockey

Way too many drivers have way too much ego tied...

Way too many drivers have way too much ego tied up in some kind of dominance game on the road. I mean, some drivers will shoot at cars that cut them off, so they lose, what, a few seconds? Very,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,303
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Koyote

If you want to brag about your wheel collection,...

If you want to brag about your wheel collection, you really should include photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Kimmo

You will not feel any difference from ceramic...

You will not feel any difference from ceramic bearings, except when the super hard balls destroy the softer races.

If you're concerned about the placebo-level effect of bearing drag, make sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By veganbikes

It is because of this: ...

It is because of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Tc6BPOLgE

(yes I understand it is a slightly different wheel but still)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By cxwrench

Because you spend a bunch of money on them and...

Because you spend a bunch of money on them and expect them to be good. Because it says Campy on them and you expect them to be good. That's the reality of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By gios

great open box prices - Thanks.

great open box prices - Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 381,857
Posted By Bald Paul

Just a friendly group of guys..... Breaking...

Just a friendly group of guys.....

Breaking Away (2/3) Movie CLIP - Sabotage Italian Style (1979) HD - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,935
Posted By GBK233

Tubeless Tires on Road bike. Yuck!

Just bought a new(to me) 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 2. It’s my first foray into the world of tubeless tires. Yesterday my order of Muc-off sealant arrived so I figured I’d add some sealant (through...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By 2cam16

I try to transfer the same exact measurements to...

I try to transfer the same exact measurements to each bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By genejockey

On 5 out of 7, the saddle heights are the same...

On 5 out of 7, the saddle heights are the same within 3mm, and the setback is the same within 5mm. Handlebar drops are the same within 1 cm, and reach from saddle to hoods are within 2cm.

Then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If you don't protect the paint you can use the...

If you don't protect the paint you can use the nicks and scratches as justification for a new bike sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By MoAlpha

Whatever you get, it needs to be able to do a...

Whatever you get, it needs to be able to do a compound bend if you want to put it on things like snaky chain stays. Few products will do that.





Oh, and cable rub is real, looks like crap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By xroadcharlie

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more...

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more sophisticated. Like hydraulic brakes and electric derailleurs it takes more skill. I been riding a bike for 50+ years and the only time its been in...
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