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11-27-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 529
Posted By MarcusT

It's generational. A hybrid was the marketing...

It's generational.
A hybrid was the marketing hype in the 90's
A gravel bike is the marketing hype in the 2020's
And if you're offended that someone says a hybrid is the same as or a pre-curser to...
11-26-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 924
Posted By cyccommute

Like almost never. I’ve got 10s of thousands of...

Like almost never. I’ve got 10s of thousands of miles on these kinds of shifters as well…including thousands of miles far away from home where calling for help isn’t an option. I’ve never had a...
11-26-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I hacked away at the Raleigh throughout the...

Well, I hacked away at the Raleigh throughout the day. I went with Ultegra 6510 STI shifters, a 6600 53/39 crankset, Dura Ace BB, Dura Ac 7700 RD and FD and then Dura Ace 7800 brakes. The only stem...
11-26-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By Camilo

I'm sorry, I was joking about that. I know you...

I'm sorry, I was joking about that. I know you weren't. I thought the grouchy old man emoji would tell that. My apologies for being way to grouchy about this. I should (OK I will) insert the classic...
11-26-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By Camilo

It's an insignificant skill or hassle for me to...

It's an insignificant skill or hassle for me to do it right. I do it a lot, for many, many years. I have an older bike without the tabs and the difference between the two types of fork dropouts is...
11-25-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's soooo annoying to have to...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's soooo annoying to have to loosen the QR 3-4 turns to get that wheel off. I remove the wheels of my road bikes almost every time I use them. It's novver bothered me one iota. I...
11-25-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, that's pretty important, just like...

Yeah, that's pretty important, just like freewheel threads.



I'm not really buying that. And I've seen riders stranded because their pedal came loose. You just need to use your 6mm allen...
11-25-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By wolfchild

....and many many thousands of experienced...

....and many many thousands of experienced cyclists also leave those tabs on because it`s a non-issue.
11-25-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gresp15C

One of my bikes has those, a Schwinn frame from...

One of my bikes has those, a Schwinn frame from the 80s. They actually work great.

Since I'm a curious character, when I got that frame, I had to research the clips. Here's what I learned. For a...
11-25-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,125
Posted By wolfchild

Those little safety tabs are a non-issue when...

Those little safety tabs are a non-issue when removing or installing a wheel, I never had a problem with removing a wheel... Grinding them off just to save weight or just because everybody around you...
11-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,567
Posted By mstateglfr

Its 2022- being scared of indexed shifting really...

Its 2022- being scared of indexed shifting really needs to end as its been around for over 35 years. Even for touring, this fear of indexed shifting suddenly crapping out is laughable. Just check...
11-21-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,269
Posted By WizardOfBoz

FBinNY, your answers are super helpful and I...

FBinNY, your answers are super helpful and I appreciate your posts. That said, "in like Flint" hits me right in the OCD.

It's "In like Flynn". The phrase ‘In Like Flynn’ means that you have...
11-19-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By panzerwagon

I have a silly joke to make here, referencing...

I have a silly joke to make here, referencing some other unrelated thread. Later, I’ll make a silly comment in some other thread referencing this one.

Also:

Outlandish claim/approach;...
11-19-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By Dave Mayer

Volunteering at a high-volume bike Co-op, the #1...

Volunteering at a high-volume bike Co-op, the #1 cause of 'shot' headsets that we see is false brinelling which leads to 'indexed steering'. You have to think at an atomic level to fully understand...
11-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By alcjphil

Interesting how your opinions can change when you...

Interesting how your opinions can change when you have done a bit of background research. Too bad about the colour of your wife's bike, but black isn't really all that unpleasant, perhaps some...
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By xiaoman1

From a quick glance at recent sold "PARTS" on...

From a quick glance at recent sold "PARTS" on Ebay a few parts alone would bring more than 300.00.....people that are into this brand seem willing to pay a decent price for the Campy copies.
Best,...
11-17-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Liked for vocabulary - and good memory.

Liked for vocabulary - and good memory.
11-17-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By PeteHski

Their range topping Aurora frame has a complete...

Their range topping Aurora frame has a complete carbon seat mast/downtube. So clearly they couldn't make that work quite as well using a titanium tube.

Marketing blurb:-

"A top priority when...
11-16-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Dylansbob

When i hear the words "Giles Berthoud bike", ...

When i hear the words "Giles Berthoud bike", that's what I envision.
11-16-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 852
Posted By Homebrew01

Is "brightest" actually the best choice...

Is "brightest" actually the best choice ?
11-15-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Reynolds

fify

fify
11-15-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 852
Posted By Koyote

That one has low battery life. OP, just use...

That one has low battery life.

OP, just use a seatpost mount and attach a light to the seat tube, right above the seat stays and below the top tube. It’ll work fine.
11-15-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By mikemowbz

Gilles Berthoud - filled-brazed fast randonneuse

While I don't think this bike is terribly old - I'd guess 1990s or turn of the millennium? - it certainly has a 'classic' vibe.

I haven't been posting here in C&V much for a while, but thought...
11-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,511
Posted By albrt

If somebody can figure out a design that...

If somebody can figure out a design that functions as both a tire-protector and a flickstand, they will rule the world.
11-15-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By Lombard

The fact is any frame material can be made to be...

The fact is any frame material can be made to be strong or fragile. Granted that for its given weight, aluminum is stronger than steel. A steel frame can be made as strong or stronger than an...
11-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By theblackbullet

I know it's not a canti bike, but the Klein...

I know it's not a canti bike, but the Klein Performance seemed to be one of these odd birds in the middle. Around 20lbs or less. 74* seat tube, 72.5* head tube, and 457mm chainstays. I'd use one for...
11-15-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By rydabent

One solution is to put speed limits on MUPs, AND...

One solution is to put speed limits on MUPs, AND INFORCE THEM!!!! Cyclist are always screaming for cars to "share the road" they need to "share the MUP"!! MUPS should not be training routes for...
11-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,548
Posted By davester

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all...

I picked up a vintage mountain bike (and all chrome 1986 Ross Mount Hood) to ride in next year's Cino. Three days later my buddy Dana picked up almost the exact same bike. He calls it the "Spite...
11-14-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By rccardr

Hunh, funny you should dig this up. Just the...

Hunh, funny you should dig this up. Just the other day rode my 88 Cannondale ST with Tektro 539’s and Tektro brake levers, Conti GP 28’s.
It’s still a pretty terrific ride.
11-14-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pompiere

The first few versions of the Cannondale ST400...

The first few versions of the Cannondale ST400 had caliper brakes, while the ST600 and ST1000 had cantilevers. The frames are essentially the same, except for the cantilever posts. They all have a...
11-14-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By Lombard

When any product is mass produced, there will...

When any product is mass produced, there will usually be a few users with problems. And then funny nicknames follow. Even in absence of problems, brands are like religion for some. Here are a few:...
11-14-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By 356geoff

Middle of nowhere. That’s where I go to get...

Middle of nowhere. That’s where I go to get groceries, and that bike. ...
11-14-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By indyfabz

Bamboo is real!

Bamboo is real!
11-14-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By CliffordK

On my megameter ride, I had a steel (solid bars)...

On my megameter ride, I had a steel (solid bars) bike rack that broke. I got it welded up in a small shop half way between Pistoia, and the Abetone pass. The weld lasted maybe 100 km, and broke...
11-14-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By indyfabz

stop the steel! M.a.c.a.! :innocent:

stop the steel! M.a.c.a.! :innocent:
11-14-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Lombard

Granted this is a bike forum with participants...

Granted this is a bike forum with participants who are enthusiasts, so results could be skewed. If you go to a car forum and ask the question as to what kind of transmission you prefer, a large...
11-14-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Lombard

IOW, lots and lots of plastic does NOT get...

IOW, lots and lots of plastic does NOT get recycled or even downcycled. And now China has stopped taking our "recyclables". Question is where are all these recyclables going now? Many are ending...
11-14-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By livedarklions

With 48.35% of the vote, it is clear that steel...

With 48.35% of the vote, it is clear that steel has a mandate to form a new government, which it can do by entering into a coalition with either titanium or aluminum.
11-14-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By PeteHski

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards...

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards appear to favour carbon forks, seat posts, bars and wheels. Might as well just get a carbon frame at that point right? Truth is they simply like the...
11-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Attilio

I have never ridden a titanium bike but from all...

I have never ridden a titanium bike but from all I have read basically the reason they feel responsive or "nice" is because they are so expensive they have other upper level stuff on them like good...
11-13-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 837
Posted By FBinNY

Chain take up is determined by the sweep of the...

Chain take up is determined by the sweep of the derailleur cage, whose effective radius is measured from the pivot to the chain (not to the pulley's center). So it's about the sum of cage length and...
11-13-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By JaccoW

Took a look inside the structural chaincase of...

Took a look inside the structural chaincase of the Gazelle Friiik (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1262633-freak-gazelle-friiik.html) today. It's honestly ingenious in its simplicity. Like...
11-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Branko D

You're just going to have a random welder in...

You're just going to have a random welder in Timbuktu repair a high end steel alloy tube? It might hold until you get home, sure. Is it going to be anything close to the original? No. It's going to...
11-12-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Koyote

x2

x2
11-12-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Lombard

False equivalency. Plastic water bottles are...

False equivalency. Plastic water bottles are single use. Is your bike single use? No, a bike will last a decade or more.

And of course it's better to downcycle a plastic water bottle than to throw...
11-12-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Lombard

That's not recycling, that's downcycling. ...

That's not recycling, that's downcycling.

Plastic water bottles are still wasteful as they are being used for something that isn't necessary when you drink tap water. Lots of fossil fuel used to...
11-12-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By MoAlpha

Regarding protein supplements for recovery,...

Regarding protein supplements for recovery, protein synthesis in muscle increases by about 20% a couple of hours after resistance exercise but is double at 24 hrs. Moreover, it takes higher...
11-12-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes carbon can be repaired and probably cheaper...

Yes carbon can be repaired and probably cheaper and more reliably than a tig welded 953 bike. Repairing tig welded steel frames is a real pain if possible at all.

Even when built from the wonder...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,682
Posted By BillyD

Go for it. Vinyl records and film cameras have...

Go for it. Vinyl records and film cameras have made a comeback lately, why not downtube shifters?
11-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By tomato coupe

Pro teams are not forced into sponsorship deals....

Pro teams are not forced into sponsorship deals. They are free to align themselves with any manufacturer they choose, and can ride steel bikes if they think it will give them an advantage.
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