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06-17-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,946
Posted By genejockey

I thought, for a lark, I might take the title as...

I thought, for a lark, I might take the title as a serious question:

To answer the question asked in the title: "Is there any shame in riding the top bar?" - no, there is no shame in riding on the...
06-16-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By choddo

Is the small chainring on backwards?

Is the small chainring on backwards?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,287
Posted By TiHabanero

Those models are proof that beauty lies in the...

Those models are proof that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!
06-16-24, 02:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,946
Posted By urbanknight

They're thinking, "Why is that guy staring at me...

They're thinking, "Why is that guy staring at me instead of scanning the road ahead? Better get into a more stable position in case they go down near me, even though my back is aching."
06-16-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,946
Posted By Random11

When I ride on the tops (which is rare), I put my...

When I ride on the tops (which is rare), I put my thumbs over the top of the bar because it's more comfortable on my wrists. It has occurred to me that when I do this, I'm not really holding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 529
Posted By t2p

bike outside in san diego weather > zwift in...

bike outside in san diego weather > zwift in garage
06-15-24, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By bboy314

Mass produced lower-mid range French bike. I’d...

Mass produced lower-mid range French bike. I’d rescue it from a dumpster but wouldn’t spend money for it.

Ebay asking prices are meaningless for value, as is the heritage or neighborhood of the...
06-14-24, 03:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,056
Posted By genejockey

One good reason not to call Assembly Paste...

One good reason not to call Assembly Paste "Carbon Grease" is that grease + grit = a really effective abrasive compound.
06-14-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By alcjphil

If your bike has a 7 speed setup, odds are good...

If your bike has a 7 speed setup, odds are good that your bike has a freewheel hub. The bent axle is very common on freewheel hubs and a quick release axle won't help much if at all. You would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Maelochs

Dude ... the way we do things at BF is, you buy...

Dude ... the way we do things at BF is, you buy a bike and then ask if it or one of the other bikes you were considering would have been batter. Then we tell you it was the worst possible choice,...
06-11-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,797
Posted By rsbob

I’m feeling a certain amount of grief right now.

I’m feeling a certain amount of grief right now.
06-11-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By FBinNY

If you were a doctor, and a patient came in...

If you were a doctor, and a patient came in saying, "I feel lousy", would you start off by writing a prescription?

We have nowhere enough info to offer meaningful advise about what may be anything...
06-11-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By tntyz

I hit one of the "hidden" buttons to wake up my...

I hit one of the "hidden" buttons to wake up my Di2 without actually shifting. This gives my Garmin the heads up that Di2 is active. Note that my hidden buttons control the screen on my 530.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By big john

Giant has a relaxed geometry model called Defy.

Giant has a relaxed geometry model called Defy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By PeteHski

3 years is plenty long enough to be in a position...

3 years is plenty long enough to be in a position to compare 2 different brake setups. There must be clearly something wrong with the Shimano brakes in this case as they work at least as well as SRAM...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By bblair

Biggest lie in cycling: "I'm taking it easy...

Biggest lie in cycling: "I'm taking it easy today..."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-24, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By rsbob

I believe that riding with another distracts me...

I believe that riding with another distracts me from how hard I am working - it takes my mind away from the suffering and instead helps me apply myself just a bit more. It keeps me away from ‘how...
06-06-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By KerryIrons

Yes. If the old chain was not slipping and a...

Yes. If the old chain was not slipping and a new chain slips, the cassette is worn.
06-06-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By njkayaker

It could be due to the charger. Is the...

It could be due to the charger.

Is the slower phone being used more? That is, are the charging times starting from the same battery level?


Because you selected strike-through formatting...
06-05-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,375
Posted By Wildwood

Walmart BSO rides Unbound Gravel? Could they finish?

You betcha!
Admittedly the 3 Kent single speed bikes were reassembled (after a new paint job) by experts, but still.....
...
06-03-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By alcjphil

The problem is that the OP doesn't say whether...

The problem is that the OP doesn't say whether the bike has a derailleur. Could be anything
05-31-24, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,175
Posted By squirtdad

as I understand it it is a function have have a...

as I understand it it is a function have have a greater number of pawls in the rear hub, so that engagement is faster

certainly some hub makers, like chris king are proud of their "angry B...
05-31-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By oldbobcat

Did you try to install a road crank for a 68 mm...

Did you try to install a road crank for a 68 mm BB shell in a mountain bike shell that's 73 mm wide? And then add 4 mm of shims so the crank would clear the chain stay?
05-31-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By bboy314

I’m also curious as to what is meant by “racing”....

I’m also curious as to what is meant by “racing”. But with the given info, I’d suspect chain routing or very worn chainring.
05-31-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,376
Posted By Eric F

An option for your second wheelset is to have a...

An option for your second wheelset is to have a couple of different tires available, and swap them out depending on your season - studded for winter, fast road for summer. Changing tires every ride...
05-30-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By genejockey

The whole vibe I'm going for in this build is...

The whole vibe I'm going for in this build is mid-90s, and centered on the 7410 Dura Ace groupset, so threadless is not in the cards. Also, it's a carbon fork with, I believe, a steel steerer and...
05-30-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By Ogsarg

Sure. You can't fix your electronic shifting on...

Sure. You can't fix your electronic shifting on the side of the road, just like you can't fix your electronic fuel injection or variable valve timing in your car. If it never breaks, it's irrelevant....
05-30-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,543
Posted By Koyote

A thread on the relative merits of disc versus...

A thread on the relative merits of disc versus rim brakes, electronic versus mechanical shifting, and all that? Wow, we are really treading new ground!
05-29-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This would be true if the variance between...

This would be true if the variance between different sets of the same OE wheels (in your case, Trek / Bontrager) is less than the typical variance between your model of OE wheel and another model of...
05-28-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,376
Posted By mstateglfr

You shouldn't have equal tire pressure with those...

You shouldn't have equal tire pressure with those two sizes though.
If tire pressure is equal, the 45mm should roll faster than the 35mm tire.
But again, there should be a lower psi in the 45mm...
05-28-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By shelbyfv

Riding in the drops will give you better brake...

Riding in the drops will give you better brake control and less chance of losing your grip if you hit a pothole or something. Also less fatiguing if it's a long descent.
05-27-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By squirtdad

personally I think it is relevant to general...

personally I think it is relevant to general cycling

I see tons of kids and others on what are electric motorcycles, clearly designed to not require pedaling, but have pedals so they are a "bike"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By rsbob

Cheaper than a neurosurgeon. Had a good friend...

Cheaper than a neurosurgeon. Had a good friend many years back take a low speed tumble without a helmet and smacked her noggin so hard, she was unconscious in the ICU for weeks and could never...
05-27-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpetry912

this is not a problem that can be solved with...

this is not a problem that can be solved with "more laws" in my opinion.

sadly it creates more resentment towards bicyclists by non cyclists.

/markp
05-26-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry not clearly at all, and not even murky. ...

Sorry not clearly at all, and not even murky.

Laws vary by state, so there may be exceptions, but violations by others do not relieve operators of their own responsibility.

Both parties are at...
05-24-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By MinnMan

Not so. I have nothing near a spare tire around...

Not so. I have nothing near a spare tire around my waist. To all appearances, I am extremely thin. yet, at times I get 5 or 8 lbs. above my ideal fastest riding weight and it is work to get those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By tomato coupe

No, the web site isn't active (everything is out...

No, the web site isn't active (everything is out of stock), and no cars are in their parking lot except for one company vehicle.
05-23-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By oldbobcat

Yep, whether its a S or XS, it should still fit....

Yep, whether its a S or XS, it should still fit. Most women stop growing in their later teen years anyway. If it's still a concern, she should ride down to here local bike shop and get a 10-minute...
05-23-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By FBinNY

ANY torque spec is for as tightened condition....

ANY torque spec is for as tightened condition. Otherwise it would depend on the user to be psychic, and somehow predict what is not in their control.

As for why it tightened, the first thing to...
05-23-24, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Steve B.

It does indeed. That tubeless “ledge” is what...

It does indeed. That tubeless “ledge” is what helps a tubeless tire seat and hold air. Useless if using a tube. You have to make sure the bead of any tire is sitting in the middle channel when...
05-22-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By john m flores

Bicycle Heaven (Pittsburgh) in 360

Walk with me through this wild place! It's in Pittsburgh, so if you're in the area and/or starting/ending the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, make sure that you give this place a visit!

NOTE: This...
05-21-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Hermes

Training Zones - San Millan

With UAE and Tadej Pogačar's success in the Giro, I thought a revisit of San Millan's training philosophy would be in order and some might find interesting.

This is a solo video and not part of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By rsbob

I also use gloves to wipe sweat from brow and to...

I also use gloves to wipe sweat from brow and to sweep tires after running through glass. Can be done with bare hands too, but….
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By tFUnK

Was he wearing gloves, though

Was he wearing gloves, though
05-21-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By MilhouseJ

Is it by chance a square taper BB? If it was...

Is it by chance a square taper BB? If it was originally a 2x that somebody converted to a 3x, there's a chance that the spindle length on the BB is incorrect and won't match the throw of a triple...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 06:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By NumbersGuy

And you are one individual with unknown...

And you are one individual with unknown qualifications, along with an obvious confirmation bias wanting to find them to be exactly the same. That has infinitesimally more than zero value to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 03:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By PeteHski

You are the one claiming that this Schtea thing...

You are the one claiming that this Schtea thing is identical to an S-Works Aethos. I’m not reviewing anything. Just pointing out the obvious limitations in your comparison ie you have no clue about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By PeteHski

So exact same tube profiles, transitions etc....

So exact same tube profiles, transitions etc. What about the carbon spec and layup design? Have you measured the torsional stiffness of both frames? How would you be able to verify any of that was...
05-19-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,309
Posted By Clyde1820

Depends on the group. Based on your...

Depends on the group.

Based on your description, it's sounding like there are several bunches of people who in your area do such rides. Might hook up a handful of times, to see who's out there,...
05-19-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By cyclezen

Don't become hung up on 'Numbers', 'size - it's...

Don't become hung up on 'Numbers', 'size - it's important, of course, but your bike should be well within you good size range...
In my 1st post, I gave you a link for the geometry and sizing - you...
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