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09-22-21, 05:20 PM
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Posted By shelbyfv

Dishwasher

Dishwasher
09-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By shelbyfv

Carbon or aluminum? Their ad says "threads the...

Carbon or aluminum? Their ad says "threads the needle between trail bike and XC bike...." Sounds like a good choice for folks who aren't sure what they want.:thumb:
09-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By shelbyfv

Inspiration...

Inspiration https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html
09-21-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^That is a cool crank. Versatile.:thumb:

^^^That is a cool crank. Versatile.:thumb:
09-21-21, 04:37 PM
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Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

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Probably I'm just discouraged. Two other trolls we thought had disappeared...
09-21-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By shelbyfv

Has anyone mentioned the butt ugly unicrown fork?...

Has anyone mentioned the butt ugly unicrown fork? Ugh....
09-21-21, 02:10 PM
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Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe include all of BF in your "no dialog"...

Maybe include all of BF in your "no dialog" list?
09-21-21, 07:33 AM
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Views: 440
Posted By shelbyfv

Have fun! Looks as if you'll have perfect...

Have fun! Looks as if you'll have perfect weather.:thumb:
09-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 787
Posted By shelbyfv

+1 Please just buy the Scott, it's much nicer...

+1 Please just buy the Scott, it's much nicer than the plethora of other stuff you've posted about.
09-21-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By shelbyfv

This one?...

This one? https://www.ebay.com/itm/124882884749?hash=item1d1399988d:g:atEAAOSwc1ZhMY-h
09-21-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By shelbyfv

The TRP/Tektro Spyke/Spyre is their best...

The TRP/Tektro Spyke/Spyre is their best mechanical brake and works very well. Choice depends on your brake levers. Just one for the front or the pair, should be inexpensive and you'll have no...
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By shelbyfv

Sedona. Looks to be in better shape and no risk...

Sedona. Looks to be in better shape and no risk of damage from the stupid kickstand. Plus it has a real saddle vs a sofa cushion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By shelbyfv

Jorts are definitely the easier choice! :thumb:

Jorts are definitely the easier choice! :thumb:
09-21-21, 05:15 AM
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Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

Best you can do? :lol: Embarrassing....:o

Best you can do? :lol: Embarrassing....:o
09-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By shelbyfv

You can do this.:thumb:

You can do this.:thumb:
09-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

Sorry, if you can't fix a flat you need to stay...

Sorry, if you can't fix a flat you need to stay indoors on the keyboard.:rolleyes:
09-20-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By shelbyfv

Your bike has acceptable specs and all should...

Your bike has acceptable specs and all should work well, including the brakes. Take it back and have the shop work on it again.
09-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with...

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with common issues and make it back home" vs "I can't be bothered to learn this stuff or carry anything more than my cell phone," Conscientious adult vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:35 PM
09-20-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,557
Posted By shelbyfv

I converted a Cannondale ST to 700s. IIRC, I...

I converted a Cannondale ST to 700s. IIRC, I could use a 32 but not much larger. It was fine on packed dirt roads and rail trails. I currently have a Volpe which will take a 43 in the front, 38 rear....
09-20-21, 05:02 PM
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Views: 353,078
Posted By shelbyfv

I think it's fine for you to ride w/o a helmet,...

I think it's fine for you to ride w/o a helmet, they aren't for everyone. :thumb:
09-20-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,425
Posted By shelbyfv

My dear wife has rescued me several times over...

My dear wife has rescued me several times over the years. I'd be embarrassed to interrupt her day because I couldn't/wouldn't fix a flat. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By shelbyfv

Does sound as if they are too small, but if you...

Does sound as if they are too small, but if you are happy with the fit....
09-20-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't bother with used shifters. You can't...

I wouldn't bother with used shifters. You can't really tell if they work well unless they are cabled. You may be able to find NOS on ebay but it will be pricey. I wouldn't hesitate to use...
09-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By shelbyfv

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some...

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some that you shouldn't do. Try flipping the stem or going to an angled stem within normal parameters, about 30 degrees max. If these don't give you a...
09-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't...

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't been back to his thread since he started it.:foo:
09-20-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,577
Posted By shelbyfv

Other than the time limit, I don't think this is...

Other than the time limit, I don't think this is too far off base. The 100 mile century has been part of cycling culture in the US since before I started in the '70s. Most events/ t shirt rides...
09-20-21, 08:05 AM
09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By shelbyfv

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No...

Why not ride gravel on your flat bar bike? No law against it.:foo: Think about your reach to the bars. If the bike fits you now with flat bars, it won't fit with the additional reach of drop bars....
09-19-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 954
Posted By shelbyfv

This does not surprise me....;)

This does not surprise me....;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By shelbyfv

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new...

If you want to just relace the wheel using a new rim, you can easily add nipple washers. They are inexpensive.
09-19-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 954
Posted By shelbyfv

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry...

Another good ORS choice is Liquid IV. I carry what I expect to use, plus an extra tube to share if needed.
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09-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,728
Posted By shelbyfv

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:

Guys, don't forget the pics!:thumb:
09-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper...

Traditionally, a double thickness of newspaper inside the jersey. Serves as a wind break. Discard when the temp warms up. Modern day, a piece of Tyvek folds smaller and can be reused even if it...
09-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By shelbyfv

Read up on the difference between internal cam...

Read up on the difference between internal cam and external cam skewers. If you have the external cam type, replace them with internal cam, like Shimano. They probably aren't actually loosening, just...
09-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By shelbyfv

Terry

Terry
09-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By shelbyfv

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's...

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's your objection to Shimano chains?:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By shelbyfv

Congrats! Post pics when you get it.:thumb:

Congrats! Post pics when you get it.:thumb:
09-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,606
Posted By shelbyfv

That's a pretty cool bike. I expect that over...

That's a pretty cool bike. I expect that over your 30 or so years of ownership you could have easily moved it along. Going back to the original thread, let's give thanks for the demise of "nested...
09-18-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By shelbyfv

Swap your tires front to rear.

Swap your tires front to rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By shelbyfv

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are...

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are confident you can tell the difference.
09-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By shelbyfv

In summary, the two female cyclists who once...

In summary, the two female cyclists who once lived in A'stan have both left the country.:thumb:
09-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By shelbyfv

I think you should take it to a shop.

I think you should take it to a shop.
09-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By shelbyfv

According to Specialized fit chart, you are at...

According to Specialized fit chart, you are at the top end of a 58 and bottom end of 61. In this case, since you have no complaints with the fit, I would trust that the shop has you on a proper...
09-18-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 493
Posted By shelbyfv

Designate one of your stable to scrub it?

Designate one of your stable to scrub it?
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 954
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
09-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, my experience as well. Replaced a...

Yep, my experience as well. Replaced a problematic OEM axle.
09-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,728
Posted By shelbyfv

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