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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 487
Posted By lasauge

There were definitely plenty of improvements...

There were definitely plenty of improvements during those decades: new steel tubesets were developed and that allowed for lighter/stiffer frames, aluminum replaced steel for rims and many components...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By terrymorse

The Geysers climb seems easier than Coleman...

The Geysers climb seems easier than Coleman Valley from the coast. Coleman has a steep, punchy section after a hairpin, but then it "mellows" a bit. Me on that steep bit:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,666
Posted By Maelochs

I have had similar encounters .... downhill at a...

I have had similar encounters .... downhill at a good clip with drivers watching me come, then deciding to pull out just as I get there .... I think drivers first see the cyclist as a possible...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By rsbob

[/i][/b] Heretic! :D

[/i][/b]

Heretic! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By choddo

“Yeah, I've definitely learned to do that over...

“Yeah, I've definitely learned to do that over the past year - coming to a light, I try to downshift 2-3 gears before coming to a full stop just for that situation. ”

always. Want a big enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,906
Posted By genejockey

I mentioned it elsewhere - I'm much faster at 65...

I mentioned it elsewhere - I'm much faster at 65 than I was at 50, because at 50 I was about 20-30 lbs heavier and rode maybe 1/4 as many miles/year. So, there's a way to get faster as you get older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,710
Posted By genejockey

I suspect part of that - beyond the legend of...

I suspect part of that - beyond the legend of asploding crabon - is that it's kind of all-or-nothing. Either it's fine, or it's broken. Metals dent, but CF basically is broken or not. When I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,811
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Not so much a correction as just letting you know...

Not so much a correction as just letting you know what (else) are available.



Me too! I had only bought a 12-25 with the intention of combining it with an 11-28 to make my own 12-28 before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,629
Posted By genejockey

"Building A road bike" I believe I've found...

"Building A road bike"

I believe I've found your problem. Building bikes is like potato chips - you can't do just one!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 10,411
Posted By Sy Reene

Correct, it sometimes happens ...

Correct, it sometimes happens

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By t2p

the Ultegra calipers use brake pads for the...

the Ultegra calipers use brake pads for the 'narrow' track rotors

basically - the majority of the low end Shimano hydraulic disc brake systems use the 'wide' track rotors and corresponding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,642
Posted By t2p

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Does your Cannondale have the same wing as this Klein...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Germany_chris

I don't care much for carbon wheels but those...

I don't care much for carbon wheels but those are pretty sexy
08-25-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,831
Posted By Pantah

"How do you make a small fortune in the bike...

"How do you make a small fortune in the bike industry?
Start with a large one."

You're generally not going to make piles of money working at a shop, but you can get by for sure. Right before I...
08-25-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,831
Posted By el forestero

Thanks for the helpful replies, everybody! ...

Thanks for the helpful replies, everybody!



I'll be heading back to Japan to resume running my bike tour business as soon as inbound tourism can resume. In the meantime, a low-level job in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Slight modification to this idea. Buy a new...

Slight modification to this idea. Buy a new bike. On the old bike, consider buying only a new cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,096
Posted By guachi

50/34 front and 11-30/11-32/11-34 rear. The...

50/34 front and 11-30/11-32/11-34 rear.

The biggest issue with the 11-34 is weird spacing. There are no one tooth gaps. They are all two or more.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Razorrock

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Sirrus 4.0 meets your specs but it's $1,400 and good luck finding one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 30,270
Posted By HTupolev

No, you misread my post. I wasn't claiming that...

No, you misread my post. I wasn't claiming that you need to be at high pressure to go fast. I was pointing out that the performance differences between the tires was larger when they were pumped...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,647
Posted By terrymorse

coleman Valley is steep but not very long....

coleman Valley is steep but not very long. Beautiful views of the ocean.

Kings Ridge, Fort Ross, Meyers Grade, Sweetwater Springs are nearby climbs that are tougher.

The roads around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,962
Posted By Shrevvy

That bike is so light it has to be tethered to...

That bike is so light it has to be tethered to the floor, otherwise it will float away!
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