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04-15-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,511
Posted By Troul

After every ride.

After every ride.
04-15-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,511
Posted By terrymorse

Every day, after every ride. Along with the...

Every day, after every ride. Along with the Garmin computer and heart rate sensor.
04-11-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Barry2

Being as you've "just" been bitten by the bug I'd...

Being as you've "just" been bitten by the bug I'd suspect you've never had a bike fit.
It was the best $300 I've ever spent (https://www.bikeforums.net/21302226-post19.html) on cycling.

I was...
04-06-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,433
Posted By big john

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-05-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,468
Posted By drlogik

I have both and like both. I also have mechanical...

I have both and like both. I also have mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes.

Given the choice if I could only choose one bike? It would have rim brakes for the simplicity. If I was given the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Chandne

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your...

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your weight better. If you're comfy and not hitting the rim ever which is unlikely, it is fine though. When climbing, a lot of your weight is on that front...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 714
Posted By Troul

not very successful at patching a tubeless tire...

not very successful at patching a tubeless tire once it's been goop'd with sealant... & I expect such when attempt in doing so.. basically, testing of luck.
If a plug is not able to seal the deal,...
03-25-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,544
Posted By Koyote

I appreciate the author's intent, the interest in...

I appreciate the author's intent, the interest in sustainability, and the somewhat thorough sourcing. The article provides much food for thought. With that said, there are some rather glaring errors...
03-20-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,456
Posted By reissue59

For this kind of project, go to Marinoni, 100% ...

For this kind of project, go to Marinoni, 100%
they can make a fork for you, might get lucky, they have boxes of lugs, so maybe you can get appropriate cinelli bits.They can repair the frame and...
03-08-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,745
Posted By Wildwood

I have always been told that 'all other things...

I have always been told that 'all other things being equal' :foo: - the cyclists with the best aero position and efficient cadence :giver:/:recum:- were fastest against the clock. But the motors are...
03-07-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,773
Posted By noimagination

Ideally, you should not need saddle "stickiness"...

Ideally, you should not need saddle "stickiness" to maintain a proper position on the saddle, and having a more slippery saddle should allow you to more easily shift position as circumstances demand....
02-20-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,539
Posted By PeteHski

Two very experienced fitters I've spoken to,...

Two very experienced fitters I've spoken to, suggest that shorter cranks are the way to go if you have any sort of joint mobility issues. Theory and experiments suggest that shorter cranks won't...
01-22-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,749
Posted By sjanzeir

Yeah, thanks! I'd read all this before I'd gone...

Yeah, thanks! I'd read all this before I'd gone ahead and did the stupidest thing ever, which is to dare to post a question on this forum, but I wanted a little more than just SRAM's marketing speak...
01-22-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,749
Posted By sjanzeir

I have heard of Google! I've heard of...

I have heard of Google! I've heard of patronizing, unhelpful a[bleep]es, too - especially the complete type.
01-20-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,695
Posted By Andy_K

Well, it is the one I rode today. The assessment...

Well, it is the one I rode today. The assessment that Wildwood shared earlier (https://www.bikeforums.net/22774779-post28.html) applies. It is a great bike though, and I just rebuilt it with a mix of...
01-17-23, 04:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,698
Posted By wolfchild

Even when I ride fixed gear I still have front...

Even when I ride fixed gear I still have front and rear brakes...Main reason for two brakes are that sometimes I switch from FG to SS so when I ride SS I need two brakes. It's a fact that two brakes...
01-17-23, 03:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,698
Posted By wolfchild

Riding with only one functional brake is just...

Riding with only one functional brake is just plain dumb.
01-15-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,131
Posted By Koyote

To me, this isnít about spirituality; itís about...

To me, this isnít about spirituality; itís about probability.
01-13-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By Andy Antipas

1970 Cinelli SC N+1

The latest addition is an Iconic 1970 Cinelli Supercorsa. PO had the frame refinished 10 years ago, and as usual I go with a period build with Campy, Cinelli, Fiamme, Regina. I won't get to ride it...
01-13-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 19,990
Posted By prj71

7 disc brake bikes in my garage and I've never...

7 disc brake bikes in my garage and I've never had to do this ever. That's even after accidentally getting chain lube on the rotor. Just ride and it burns off.
01-13-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 19,990
Posted By Koyote

So disc brakes are pointless because you donít...

So disc brakes are pointless because you donít benefit from them.

Thatís some iron-clad logic!
01-13-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,405
Posted By DaveSSS

I've followed bike geometry for over 30 years and...

I've followed bike geometry for over 30 years and have a binder full of old geometry charts. If you're familiar with the formula for calculating steering trail, you know that a given trail value can...
01-12-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 19,990
Posted By Kapusta

I think there actually IS some extra skill and...

I think there actually IS some extra skill and attention involved in setting up and keeping single-sided mech discs running optimally.

Thatís why there are such varied opinions on their...
01-10-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 19,990
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm no luddite, far from it; I consider myself...

I'm no luddite, far from it; I consider myself pretty agnostic when it comes to bike tech. I'll ride anything; although I do have a predilection for designs and concepts outside the 'norm'...
01-08-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,630
Posted By MooneyBloke

This leaves me confused. I have a definitely...

This leaves me confused. I have a definitely vintage bike (1980 Trek 510), but it's set up as a 3 speed townie. I have two bikes by Peter Mooney with paint inspired by the bikes of my youth, but they...
01-06-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 19,990
Posted By staehpj1

I love my disc brakes on my 29er MTB, but I still...

I love my disc brakes on my 29er MTB, but I still have several rim brake equipt bikes that I ride and like. I probably will never buy a new bike with rim brakes though.
01-05-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,585
Posted By TiHabanero

in the article referenced in the first post, it...

in the article referenced in the first post, it sounds like "Nick" is a Specialized dealer. Ruthless company that is now consumer direct leaving dealers in their wake. So very happy I am no longer in...
01-04-23, 03:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By merziac

Standby, earlier Strawberry content.

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Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Jddean

Need to identify Bianchi believe itís apx 1981 Super Leggera

Hi guys!
I was able to get this bike from a passed away rider with intent to restore. Iím trying to confirm and identify the year model and maybe value. Believe it to be 1981ish super Leggera....
12-31-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By John E

That is another reason I wear a sweatband cap...

That is another reason I wear a sweatband cap under my helmet. As a Celt with what my father called my freckled "redhead skin," I have had to be careful about sun exposure my entire life.

Ever...
12-31-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20,475
Views: 2,661,922
Posted By botty kayer

The final ride of 2022, one that started wet and...

The final ride of 2022, one that started wet and got wetter. Nice weather for ducks and submarines....
12-31-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,055
Posted By brewerkz

late 50s/60s Wally Green....this bike captured my...

late 50s/60s Wally Green....this bike captured my interest to pursue earlier road bicycles.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By urbanknight

I mentioned this one to my wife and she said...

I mentioned this one to my wife and she said "like they'll enforce that anyway", and she's right. The "increased protections" will only be imaginary unless and until cops start citing drivers for...
12-27-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Bianchigirll

Andy Antipas Great looking bike. I cringe a...

Andy Antipas Great looking bike. I cringe a bit when I see 8+ speed wheels stuffed into these clued bikes. Great bottle cages

seagrade Great looking bike! Love the deep purple.
12-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Andy Antipas

Vitus 979

Merry Christmas! I picked up this frameset back in early November? It was cheap, the right size, and a good color so N + 1Ö.... Iím guessing this frame dates to the late 1980s with the dual water...
12-25-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 845
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe the Thompson posts can be flipped...

I believe the Thompson posts can be flipped without issue. I've never owned one (for my bikes, I need a lot of setback) but I seem to recall those Thompsons regularly getting flipped for time...
12-24-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 410,493
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

Today was my Christmas Day ride at Sky Lane just...

Today was my Christmas Day ride at Sky Lane just outside of Bangkok. Sky Lane is a 23.5 kilometer bike only cycling path that goes around the perimeter of Suvarnabhumi International airport. Itís a...
12-23-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,993
Posted By merziac

Bingo, and my contribution. Although it...

Bingo, and my contribution.

Although it takes sunlight to truly "pop", it is beautiful all the time, gets compliments everywhere we go yada, yada. ;)

Pics cannot do it justice but sort of give...
12-23-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,972
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have to agree with all the San Diego area...

I have to agree with all the San Diego area recommendations, but my favorite place in San Diego county has always been Julian.https://visitjulian.com/

And if you happen to be lucky enough to be...
12-18-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,176
Posted By PhotonDon

I was thinking long term when Steve Rex built...

I was thinking long term when Steve Rex built this for me. Not long after this picture I flipped the stem to horizontal, but the option is there when/if I need it...
12-15-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,877
Posted By rsbob

https://chopra.com/articles/grounding-the-human-bo...

https://chopra.com/articles/grounding-the-human-body-the-healing-benefits-of-earthing


If it works for her that is great. It sounds a bit woo woo to me, like pyramid power, healing crystals and...
12-08-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By vespasianus

Welcome back to the fold! Often, stopping one...

Welcome back to the fold! Often, stopping one thing and coming back to it later can increase the experience.

Old steel bikes are wonderful. I have a Tommasini with the small diameter tubes (and...
12-07-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,386
Views: 713,638
Posted By uncleivan

Almost there... started with this.. 1972 Harry...

Almost there... started with this.. 1972 Harry Hall
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Yes, I took a...
12-05-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 10,948
Posted By skidder

I'd think the author's nickname should be...

I'd think the author's nickname should be 'Capitan Obvious'. Considering the amount of time I spent during the 1980s - 1990s mountain climbing in sub zero (fahrenheit) weather for 1-3 weeks at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 582,124
Posted By big john

That road doesn't look so bad. Some of our...

That road doesn't look so bad. Some of our streets are more screwed up than that.
11-06-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By P!N20

Can your derailleur come down closer to the...

Can your derailleur come down closer to the chainring? There should only be a 1-2mm gap.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,022
Posted By chaadster

The surprising and shocking thing here is that...

The surprising and shocking thing here is that people buy junk off rando eBayers and expect it to be genuine. That’s like buying Hermes belts from some street vendor dude in Times Square and being...
10-24-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,036
Posted By Doubleplay

Did a solo 62 mile last Saturday with 2700 feet...

Did a solo 62 mile last Saturday with 2700 feet climbing. My average moving speed was 16.7 mph.

I'm 63 years old.

62.54mi
Distance

3:44:27
Moving Time
10-22-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,998
Posted By rm -rf

I load my recorded rides into Golden Cheetah, the...

I load my recorded rides into Golden Cheetah, the free ride analysis software for showing trends and details with a power meter. A couple of years ago, in the early spring, I felt "slow", "weak". Is...
10-16-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,862
Posted By PeteHski

Well if Geraint Thomas is riding on 28mm wide...

Well if Geraint Thomas is riding on 28mm wide tyres (as he mentioned in his latest podcast) then I'm guessing they are faster than narrower tyres.
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