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03-01-24, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,526
Posted By howaboutme

Well.....I got my tracking info today so Shimano...

Well.....I got my tracking info today so Shimano is going to ship me another one. Thanks to you all for suggesting this!
02-25-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By calamarichris

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Honda Spray Cleaner Polish. It's like furniture polish for motorcycles. Stuff is magic.
And if you have to leave your bike in...
02-25-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By smurfy

Just Back From The Paint Shop

Got it back yesterday. My '88 Schwinn Traveler with new cherry-red powder coat. Shout out to K & G Bicycles of Kettering, OH for offering this service. I will be building it up as a 650B conversion...
02-23-24, 10:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,681
Posted By FBinNY

I keep hearing this or something similar, but...

I keep hearing this or something similar, but it's not a cohesive explanation because there's no description of the mechanism involved.

To be clear, it's now possible to build round true wheels...
02-23-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,080
Posted By fliplap

If you have a bike co-op nearby they almost...

If you have a bike co-op nearby they almost certainly have an adjustable reamer. At my shop, when someone comes in with a 27.0 frame, 100% of the time I suggest we ream it to 27.2. It takes 15...
02-23-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,681
Posted By FBinNY

Not looking to start a fight, since I generally...

Not looking to start a fight, since I generally agree with most of what you wrote, but want to counter an overly popular myth.
Undertensioning CANNOT cause the elbow flex you describe. Simply put,...
02-22-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,198
Posted By 70sSanO

14-16-18 are good gaps. 18-20 is better than...

14-16-18 are good gaps. 18-20 is better than 18-21, but not by a lot. 20-22-24 are a bit of overkill especially with a jump to 34.

I’ve feel a 14-16-18-21-24-28-34 is much better gapping.

For...
02-21-24, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 893
Posted By serotta

I've always slathered my natural chamois with...

I've always slathered my natural chamois with Noxema cream, never had a boil or saddle sore despite the length of rides or repeated long days.

If I'm going over 80-100 miles, If I remember, I use...
02-20-24, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,360
Posted By bblair

[/indent] I can buy the electrolyte and fluid...

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I can buy the electrolyte and fluid replacement thing. The pickle receptor....not so much.

However....I recently watched a Chris Horner Youtube where he says he rode on Coke and candy...
02-19-24, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Robvolz

Let’s see what she says…..

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02-18-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 963
Posted By oldbobcat

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and...

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and clean up the jaggies with a file, sandpaper, or bench grinder.
02-17-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper Epic Ultimate

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02-17-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) OFFROAD Pro-Flex (mtb)

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02-16-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,809
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I have stopped patching and setting them aside...

I have stopped patching and setting them aside for later because I too was seeing a high failure rate. If I patch a tube it is immediately placed inside a tire and inflated, based on the idea that...
02-16-24, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By FBinNY

You are greatly overthinking the issue. Wheel...

You are greatly overthinking the issue. Wheel structure is about spokes rather than rims. Not that rims don't make some difference, but it's secondary.

The rim is mainly a compression ring for...
02-15-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
Posted By rccardr

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s...

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s would work set up as a double with the rings of your choice.
Bottom bracket of 115mm should do the trick.
I’ve done this exact setup on at least a...
02-13-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1990) New MAVIC Road Components

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02-09-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) Reflex TWX (mtb)

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02-08-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,173
Posted By indyfabz

I bought a titanium spoon to reduce the weight....

I bought a titanium spoon to reduce the weight. Did I waste my money?

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02-08-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,173
Posted By Iride01

It begins as soon as you take action on any of...

It begins as soon as you take action on any of those first thoughts of making your bike lighter

I don't consider being a weight weenie to already be in the manic phase. Perhaps we need another...
02-08-24, 01:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,742
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't get it ? A Gen 7 Madone at 10...

...I don't get it ? A Gen 7 Madone at 10 thousand bucks (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/road-bikes/trek-madone-slr-7-gen-7-review-very-fast-and-very-expensive)is not a status symbol ? Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
Posted By eduskator

Overbeaten road bicycle topic. ...

Overbeaten road bicycle topic.

Theoretically, wider = more air volume = lower pressure required = less RR = faster. If you consider the ''real world'' factor, it may not be. *Mic Drop*
02-07-24, 12:34 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,742
Posted By rsbob

Ah ‘resto -mod’ shifters. And when the batteries...

Ah ‘resto -mod’ shifters. And when the batteries go south…. :backpedal:

I liken DT shifters to a manual transmission in a classic car. Classic car drivers like the feel and aesthetic. Then we...
02-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: February 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
LETTERS
QUESTION MAN
BICYCLE WORKSHOP -- "Reconditioning a Bike" Part 5.
Part 1 is here: 50 Years Ago: October 1973 in Bicycling! magazine...
02-03-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) FISHER Supercaliber (mtb)

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02-02-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,087
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Why ruin a good productive thread. Besides...

Why ruin a good productive thread. Besides anyone who uses the word crabon is effectively an adolescent fool.
02-02-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,087
Posted By indyfabz

I bought an overpriced stove that came with a...

I bought an overpriced stove that came with a free house.
02-02-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,087
Posted By tomato coupe

There's no good reason to buy a gas or electric...

There's no good reason to buy a gas or electric oven. Only the people who don't need them actually pay for them.
02-02-24, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Robvolz

On sweetie's Cinelli, I installed a pre-date...

On sweetie's Cinelli, I installed a pre-date campy triple crank with a 47, 42 and 30 (Merz ring).

Using the stock 1971 campy FD it wouldn't go into the lowest gear. If I forced it, the chain sat...
01-31-24, 10:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,087
Posted By john m flores

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica...

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica either. Yet they exist. Oh the humanity!
01-30-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,486
Posted By cyccommute

A pedal that has a slight wobble in it is going...

A pedal that has a slight wobble in it is going to be far less damaging than the stress a very long crank puts on her knees. I’ll call your attention to this photo again. With cranks that are too...
01-29-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By SpeedofLite

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01-29-24, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By SpeedofLite

30 Years Ago: January 1994 in Bicycling magazine

Articles/Columns included in this post are:
LETTERS
NEW PRODUCTS
TECHNICAL Q&A
"How to Overhaul an AheadSet" (Post #2)

The cover story article "A New Breed of Bike" will be posted separately...
01-24-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I've used this Origin8 crankset: ...

I've used this Origin8 crankset:
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on my wife's bike and it work fine. They are available in many different lengths including lengths much...
01-24-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Maelochs

So .... does the handle "Cyclezen" indicate that...

So .... does the handle "Cyclezen" indicate that you have perfected the Zen of Cycling or that you are a citizen of a bicycle?


Sorry not to be doing my duty ... I am too tired to day to get...
01-21-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By grumpus

Better to find hubs you like the sound of and...

Better to find hubs you like the sound of and rims you like the look of, and build those into the wheels you want, rather than buying stuff you don't want. But if you can find factory wheels you...
01-21-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1990) Shimano Deore XT vs SunTour XC Pro

Includes a sidebar featuring the FAT CITY Wicked Fat Chance frame used for the comparison test of these two mountain bike groups.
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01-19-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By steelbikeguy

Even being somewhat critical of the use of small...

Even being somewhat critical of the use of small wheels for no apparent reason, I have to admit that I don't know all of the reasons that Mr. Moulton has chosen the small wheels. There is an...
01-19-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1990) Frame Alignment

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01-19-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,152
Posted By Polaris OBark

How strong is the evidence that...

How strong is the evidence that performance-enhancing drugs are in fact performance-enhancing?
01-18-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By P!N20

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01-18-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By iab

What I have been told is that full fenders were...

What I have been told is that full fenders were used in the wet winter training, taken off for racing. No reason to take off the front shorty.
01-18-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Repack Rider

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their...

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their first grand tour, the Giro d' Italia. Here is Francesco Moser finishing the prologue in the ancient Roman stadium in Verona. This is the last moment...
01-18-24, 03:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm almost certain that I've heard the...

I'm almost certain that I've heard the explanation for those mini-fenders, and absolutely certain that I've forgotten it. :)
My own experience makes me think it was used to keep some of the crud...
01-18-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By CMAW

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Still spotless — before the start of Paris-Roubaix in 1911,...
01-17-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By rando_couche

Those guys were getting paid to do it. I ain't. ...

Those guys were getting paid to do it. I ain't.

SP
Newport OR
...where the first ice storm in 40+ years is over!
01-17-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By FBinNY

Some background explaining the whys of butted...

Some background explaining the whys of butted spokes.

Keeping it simple, the strength at the elbow is roughly 80% of the rest of the spoke. Butted spokes follow the logic that a chain is only as...
01-17-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By gearbasher

C&V pics that make me feel guilty for not riding in the current weather conditions

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01-17-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Saxicola

This is what I needed to hear. You're reminding...

This is what I needed to hear. You're reminding me of all the times I have wasted hours or days obsessing over tiny differences. The worst was when I was looking for a new record deck and headphones....
01-17-24, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By SurferRosa

Always pack (or better yet, wear) a Western...

Always pack (or better yet, wear) a Western shirt.

https://youtu.be/8hDSn8XvU98?si=wh5JnYDE7PsP-qX7
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