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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By tFUnK

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to...

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to say I've ridden carbon posts with worse surface damage than that and they've held up fine. As you can see, they are pretty robustly built, but of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 618
Posted By Bob Ross

You've got the right brand; but rather than...

You've got the right brand; but rather than choosing their pre-built wheels, find a reputable wheelbuilder who uses DT Swiss components and have them spec a custom handbuilt set based on your weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By WhyFi

Look at the teeth marks. What you've circled is...

Look at the teeth marks. What you've circled is the last bit that didn't get sawn through.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Litespud

They're your nuts.....

They're your nuts.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,728
Posted By t2p

I would not lug full water bottle(s) up a long...

I would not lug full water bottle(s) up a long steep climb if I could fill them not long after the climb

before we hit the base of long / steep climbs and knew there was a spot where we could fill...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,728
Posted By Koyote

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame...

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame upgrade will mostly lighten your wallet.

Unless you are often in contention for a podium spot in hilly races and/or hillclimb competitions, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,728
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,793
Posted By phrantic09

They stay in place and are far more comfortable.

They stay in place and are far more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,793
Posted By phrantic09

Always bibs

Always bibs
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By LeeG

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of...

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of it’s stated max load was higher. If you were loading that much weight on the bike it’s probably more than the bike can ride comfortably with. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By cxwrench

Just use Jagwire, get whichever color you want.

Just use Jagwire, get whichever color you want.
06-11-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By downtube42

Indeed, I discovered the pump was essentially a...

Indeed, I discovered the pump was essentially a squirt gun when i was cleaning things up. I've never seen that before. Lesson learned.
06-10-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By koala logs

Riding a fixie on your optimal cadence on a climb...

Riding a fixie on your optimal cadence on a climb would make it faster than geared bike because it would be lighter. Many hill climb racers use fixie or SS because it can be a good way to get things...
06-09-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm 12% less offended than when someone joins a...

I'm 12% less offended than when someone joins a group ride shirtless.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Camilo

Oh yeah, I would think that disc brakes with QR...

Oh yeah, I would think that disc brakes with QR hubs would be a good reason to use the internal cam QRs if there wasn't adequate clamping force with the external ones. I have never owned one (my one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,051
Posted By downtube42

I'm a fan of taking a hard look at lowering the...

I'm a fan of taking a hard look at lowering the saddle. If your hips are rocking, low back pain can come on quickly. Conventional wisdom says too low a saddle stresses the knees, so you're looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,051
Posted By koala logs

Stretching after a ride may be a bad thing. It...

Stretching after a ride may be a bad thing. It can cause muscle tearing and cramping as I have experienced. Stretching before is OK, I do it all the time.

I totally agree about fit as first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Polaris OBark

My front wheel would move a little bit and the...

My front wheel would move a little bit and the disc brake would start to rub until I made the switch. (I had Salsa boutique red ones that matched my hubs. You can see them in the avatar.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did not realize the difference between internal...

I did not realize the difference between internal vs. external cams until I recently upgraded to a CF wheelset, which comes with fairly basic external cam QR skewers. Their closure mechanism just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By A350driver

Looks like two Boobs racing!

Looks like two Boobs racing!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By t2p

be careful not to over tighten ​​​​​​.

be careful not to over tighten
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By 79pmooney

And you don't have to go anywhere near that level...

And you don't have to go anywhere near that level to get rock solid good ones. Any cheap all steel Shimano of the past (I'm guessing) two decades is of the modern cam design and will be just as...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,012
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My lightest touring bike (Lynskey Backroad) with...

My lightest touring bike (Lynskey Backroad) with no gear on the racks and no handlebar bag is 34.8 pounds with front and rear racks, water bottle cages, fenders, pedals, leather saddle, bracket for...
05-31-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Rolla

As long as you ONLY ride the bike when it’s right...

As long as you ONLY ride the bike when it’s right side up, you should be fine.
05-31-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Iride01

Most all my bikes did the same thing when I spun...

Most all my bikes did the same thing when I spun the wheel really fast when upside down.

So?
05-31-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By cxwrench

It's not perfectly balanced. Don't worry about it.

It's not perfectly balanced. Don't worry about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,319
Posted By LarrySellerz

Is it that cassettes have evolved so much? There...

Is it that cassettes have evolved so much? There are some stupidly large 1by cassettes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,747,244
Posted By mackgoo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/complete_frame_fd1ce9df666b3c7797c4a9253b32457f286a451e.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy any number of wedge bags that don't...

Just buy any number of wedge bags that don't move.
Plenty are available that dont use a seatpost attachment too.

An easy and inexpensice one that never needs to be touched is Speedsleev. It comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,051
Posted By delbiker1

I would not be surprised if you have fit, set up...

I would not be surprised if you have fit, set up issues. IMO, a forum such as this is not among the better places to find suggestions and answers to your issue. There are just too many factors for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By cyclezen

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the...

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the time to my motos and backpacks...
so, you could put some sort of 'stop' on each rail, to prevent the bag/strap from sliding down the rail.
could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Silver Steve

Maybe something like this....

Maybe something like this....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,681
Posted By scottfsmith

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire...

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire model) and am at a similar spot on pressures as where you are at now. I run them a bit less in wet conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By urbanknight

I have the Pro Bike Tool on my tandem and it...

I have the Pro Bike Tool on my tandem and it works great. Less than 100 strokes to get a 700x28 tire pumped to 90 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,761
Posted By veganbikes

Wider tires and a little lower pressure will...

Wider tires and a little lower pressure will probably make the most difference but a nice set of wheels can be nice on a bike however it may not quite do a ton for comfort and more for weight if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 997
Posted By delbiker1

If she was available, I would say ask Imelda...

If she was available, I would say ask Imelda Marcos.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By masi61

Symox - just curious: is your washing machine a...

Symox - just curious: is your washing machine a front loader by chance? If so, are you aware of any mildew issues with the washing machine or have you accidentally left the door closed or left...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By mstateglfr

Topeak road morph. It has a guage, hose, and...

Topeak road morph. It has a guage, hose, and pumps up relatively quickly.
The mountain morph is a good option for mtb or gravel as it's more high volume than high pressure.
04-05-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff...

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff enough to not flex in use, the seat stays will flex instead. This flex is usually a byproduct of the braking system having more than adequate power...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By jvt

I have a couple of Lezyne pumps as well. High...

I have a couple of Lezyne pumps as well. High volume for mountain and high pressure for road. Very satisfied with them and couldn’t see myself buying anything else. The hoses are compatible with both...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By brooklyn_bike

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or...

i either carry a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive or Pocket Drive depending on weight and distance. they're both over 10 years old and still work terrific
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,123
Posted By Camilo

Uh, it took you 468 posts to figure that out....

Uh, it took you 468 posts to figure that out. Kind of slow on the uptake, huh? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By tFUnK

Great rack if one does not use trunk bags. I've...

Great rack if one does not use trunk bags. I've had both versions, the ones that the QR bolts through and the more traditional stay-mounted kind. They have a pretty high load limit which I'm not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've got these on several bikes and they are...

I've got these on several bikes and they are extremely good. The price is hard to beat as well. I have big feet and disc brakes, both of which require a good set-back.

I've never used the skewer...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,909
Posted By gauvins

Zpacks Duplex shelter + sleeping bag + thermarest...

Zpacks Duplex shelter + sleeping bag + thermarest neoair => 49.3 oz. (vs 120) As a side benefit, your wallet becomes ultralight ([EDIT] $1287)
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By robow

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely...

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely side ? Mine always point rearward (or towards the stern for MSN Tourist)
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By sloppy12

I use them for hanging on a nail in my garage

I use them for hanging on a nail in my garage
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,365
Posted By ctak

r7000 is a quality groupset. you might check...

r7000 is a quality groupset.
you might check out Canyon's alu version of that bike. $700 less (better color imo), only .9-lb weight difference (19.6 vs 18.7 per Canyon) and will fit 32mm gp5000s...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Iride01

GP 5000's come in 23 mm. My last 23 mm tire was a...

GP 5000's come in 23 mm. My last 23 mm tire was a Vittoria Rubino Pro, they were nice. The GP 5000's are nice too and seem to last a tad longer for me. I've used bike closet...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By KC8QVO

I can get better pictures/details later, but...

I can get better pictures/details later, but these are what I came across real quick.

I have Tubus racks. On the rear I used a piece of 1" or so PVC tube and zip tied it to the light mount plate....
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