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02-06-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,252
Posted By zandoval

Yep...Come on man... You Know This... Ha

Yep...Come on man... You Know This... Ha
12-26-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By repechage

If I had started racing 6 months earlier, I would...

If I had started racing 6 months earlier, I would have had to use 24 wheels, I was 5-7 would have been tough.
a year later our club had a young woman of 11 who wanted to race, she was 5-4 a...
12-26-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By repechage

Note the kid with the single speed? Smart Idea,...

Note the kid with the single speed? Smart Idea, the gear limit was so meager even that one sprinter’s hill was just not that much.

that year was a mess helmet wise. The Bell Biker was legal and...
11-07-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,435
Posted By Chancy

Hi Folks, Well the right knee is done! Four...

Hi Folks,

Well the right knee is done! Four days out and pain is manageble. I am taking the pain meds like clock work per the doctor. I had a little more discomfort than I expected on day 2, and...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Work your way up to a 300km ride first, then try...

Work your way up to a 300km ride first, then try a 300km back-to-back on a weekend and see if you still want to go for it afterward. What you are thinking of doing is a tough challenge that very few...
10-29-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,691
Posted By tcs

On the back side of the Bike Boom, Schwinn began...

On the back side of the Bike Boom, Schwinn began offering "Approved" imported bikes with lugged frames. Here's the Super Le Tour 12.2, the '12.2' being the bike's weight in kilograms. Yes, that...
Forum: Touring
10-22-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By axolotl

I just returned from touring in Sardinia, Lazio,...

I just returned from touring in Sardinia, Lazio, & Umbria. I found that young Italians generally speak a fair bit of English these days, even in small untouristed towns. In hotels & restaurants, even...
10-13-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,606
Views: 466,593
Posted By zandoval

That Fluffy Female looks more Skogkatt then Main...

That Fluffy Female looks more Skogkatt then Main Coon. If so then ya better get rid of her FAST! Because very soon you will not be able too.

Even mixed breed Skogkatts are keepers...
09-20-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,586
Posted By kommisar

Sheldon Brown (or John Allen) says splicing a...

Sheldon Brown (or John Allen) says splicing a cable is easy and does not require any extra hardware:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/heroic-repairs.html

scroll down to the "splicing cables" section
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-23, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By dsaul

We used to do dent removal in Motocross exhaust...

We used to do dent removal in Motocross exhaust pipes by plugging the ends and pressurizing them with air. Then you slowly heat the dent area with a torch and watch the dent come out. You had to be...
07-18-23, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

At least you saved 15 grams by going tubeless!!!

At least you saved 15 grams by going tubeless!!!
06-28-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,332
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I proceeded you on that same timeline. Another...

+1 I proceeded you on that same timeline. Another benefit is being able to spare muscle injuries while still riding by "deleting" that portion of the stroke. I was coached to pedal circles by my...
06-25-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By squirtdad

with kids....my experience is ask them we adults...

with kids....my experience is ask them we adults have no ideas what is cool

as for the bike....... leave it as is, clean and polish and if you must have more braking thing just add a caliper...
06-22-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,111
Posted By Polaris OBark

Wheel diameter sizing (like 26", 27.5",...

Wheel diameter sizing (like 26", 27.5", etc.).
06-20-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,615
Posted By Daniel4

I think the OP was describing a scattered...

I think the OP was describing a scattered intersection when he stated "for all crossings."

In Toronto, we have one major intersection at Yonge St and Bloor that is a scattered intersection. At...
06-20-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,489
Posted By Lombard

^^^This. 10% chance of rain usually turns out to...

^^^This. 10% chance of rain usually turns out to be a beautiful day, but there is still that 10% chance. The other thing I have found is that radar does not pick up mist and drizzle. I once ended up...
06-18-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,955
Posted By zandoval

Tread usually ...

Tread usually
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x686/tread_66838dc859da7c21ff0873325302ae313dad9dec.png
points in the direction of travel...
06-17-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,615
Posted By mschwett

a new law in california makes this legal, and it...

a new law in california makes this legal, and it is definitely illegal in the meantime. hopefully other states follow suit!
...
06-07-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By FBinNY

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are...

I'm not sure I understand your question.

Are you looking for a serious engineering analysis on a bike forum?

In any case, your question may br the result of confusion about the design.

The...
05-31-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By sthurman

Update!

Love it or hate it, this is what I went with.

I removed the top tube cable guides with a hacksaw, metal file, and sandpaper. I found that there were significant rust veins, not deep but extensive...
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Juan Foote

I was thinking similarly in something like a low...

I was thinking similarly in something like a low profile brace that any orthotics provider should be able to construct readily. Some ace bandage or elastics to keep in place and use a regular (if not...
05-26-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,173
Posted By gugie

You didn't mention the C&V sales forum. You can...

You didn't mention the C&V sales forum. You can find some very fair deals there.
05-26-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm taking the tires off my bike and riding on...

I'm taking the tires off my bike and riding on the carbon rims.
Do you think this will affect cornering?
05-21-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By richas

Stripped Zipp Rear 404 Hub HELP!

I have a set of older Zipp Wheels on my older Giant Propel. The original wheels were damaged beyond repair in a race crash. The replacement Zipp rear wheel had a stripped ratchet ring which is...
05-19-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,189
Posted By sd5782

Retired recently from 42 years at UPS. I often...

Retired recently from 42 years at UPS. I often see these posts and try to educate people. Yes workers can be careless, but the biggest problem is the whole system. Most of it is automated to...
05-16-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I like metal and my hammer is machining. So I...

I like metal and my hammer is machining. So I would look at turning out an Al sleeve with the correct O and I diameters then slice it in half to make a pair of clamping shims. 9mm is a huge amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,558
Posted By mstateglfr

77" height In current use I have... 2...

77" height

In current use I have...
2 cranks at 170mm
1 crank at 172.5mm
2 cranks at 175mm
1 crank at 180mm

Ends up I dont really care what length I ride and 1cm makes no difference to me.
05-15-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By KCT1986

For Shimano pedals with this type of bearings,...

For Shimano pedals with this type of bearings, they have special tools to do the adjustment. Don't know what the sizes of each socket is & if it would be usable for any other makers' pedals.
...
05-14-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By shelbyfv

Aeroad

As the name implies, this is an aerodynamically designed road race bike. Every major brand has a version. The straight line speed may come with compromised weight, comfort and climbing ability. Or...
05-14-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd take that as a warning sign....

I'd take that as a warning sign....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By jfouellette

I’m reviving this old thread. I just bought this...

I’m reviving this old thread. I just bought this used Dahon Glide over ten years old. It’s a deluxe version of the Briza with IGH and Dynamo. The 24 inch tires really make a difference.

...
05-11-23, 10:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,660
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Should we be concerned that LarrySellerz may also...

Should we be concerned that LarrySellerz may also apply his McGyver techniques to the linear accelerator?
05-11-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By freeranger

Not a hybrid, but my alum. road bike with a...

Not a hybrid, but my alum. road bike with a carbon fork and seatpost is very smooth. If you don't find a steel framed hybrid, you may want to test ride an alum. frame with a carbon fork and seatpost...
05-10-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,660
Posted By Eric F

Trek's warranty covers subsequent owners......

Trek's warranty covers subsequent owners... "Subsequent owners (second or later) are entitled to a 3 year warranty from the date of purchase from the retailer on the Trek frame and Trek fork".
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Mr. 66

That does not look abused to me, just dirty. $50...

That does not look abused to me, just dirty. $50 was an excellent price. Worth $250 cleaned up, easily. At this time many of the bearings were sealed systems the dirt really shouldn't have effected...
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By wrk101

Define "major". My basic rule is "if what I can...

Define "major". My basic rule is "if what I can see shows obvious neglect, then what I can't see will be worse." Projects to make a profit depend on your ability to do all the work, your...
05-05-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Iride01

Knock the rust and corrosion off with a wire...

Knock the rust and corrosion off with a wire brush and then assess the damage. If the spokes and other places don't have large pits or are materially thinner in places then maybe just leave it be or...
04-29-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep but those are 650b. 650c is a different size...

Yep but those are 650b. 650c is a different size and unfortunately there aren't long reach brakes that will work.
04-28-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Bad Lag

I Am So Brilliant, It's Scary!

:)

I cleaned my bike today and noticed some scuffing of the paint by the Campagnolo pump head. The plastic coating on the tips had fallen off decades ago.

I don't have any Plasti-Dip and don't...
04-28-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By bargainguy

Spinergy Rev-X wheels are prone to carbon...

Spinergy Rev-X wheels are prone to carbon delamination. You don't want to be riding them when they delaminate. Just a heads up.
04-28-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By Herzlos

What was the tri trend; just that they are lower...

What was the tri trend; just that they are lower weight and will spin up marginally faster than a 700c wheel? The lower radius could presumably be overcome by a larger front cog.

As for Larry; it...
04-26-23, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,657
Posted By mitchmellow62

Flip the wheel. Results the same?

Flip the wheel. Results the same?
04-25-23, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By IPassGas

Could we see a picture of the top surface where...

Could we see a picture of the top surface where the nipples contact the rim? If no indication of cracks, then the cause is overly high tire pressure for the rim, rather that anything to do with spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By CrowSeph

LOL... 5 bar i mean

LOL... 5 bar i mean
04-23-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By cyccommute

I suspect that the chain wasn’t sized when...

I suspect that the chain wasn’t sized when installed. It looks like it was just taken out of the box and installed, especially considering that the bike is in the second smallest gear. Here’s how...
04-22-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By rangie

Don't try that. The threads are different...

Don't try that. The threads are different directions.
04-22-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By shelbyfv

Saddle? Pedal while standing to check.

Saddle? Pedal while standing to check.
04-21-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you're strong, heavy or pack cargo, I'm a fan...

If you're strong, heavy or pack cargo, I'm a fan of an OC spoke bed rim like these-
https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/a23-oc-622
w/ a front to compliment-...
04-20-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,818
Posted By terrymorse

I would: buy a new bike with the discount ...

I would:

buy a new bike with the discount
keep the old bike as a backup/rain bike
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