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02-25-24, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By merziac

Fkirschfink That RD needs to be deleted asap...

Fkirschfink

That RD needs to be deleted asap IMO, then very carefully address the jacked open drop out and find some good replacement's for the RD and FW
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By Sy Reene

This isn't a bad rundown of the pros/cons of...

This isn't a bad rundown of the pros/cons of hooked vs hookless:
https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/hooked-vs-hookless-bead-type-explained.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 131
Posted By Arrowana

If you really love the red, go for it. Tiagra is...

If you really love the red, go for it. Tiagra is still pretty decent. Parts can always be upgraded later.
02-25-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By PeteHski

You can think of it in terms of how fast your...

You can think of it in terms of how fast your feet are moving around the pedal circle. A longer crank has more leverage but you have to move the end of that lever (pedal) through a larger distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 131
Posted By MaxKatt

Lol. I might be a genius then. I once...

Lol. I might be a genius then.

I once went up a level specifically for "cool sparse spoke pattern."

It was a Cannondale R900 from the early 2000's. The model below came in the same candy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By PeteHski

Really not worth anything then at this point...

Really not worth anything then at this point then. I can see why the manufacturers are keen, but I don't see any win for the rider. Be interesting to see if they keep pushing this direction or not....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Kontact

My perspective is that the "english carbon frame...

My perspective is that the "english carbon frame expert" is not an expert. This type of manufacturing goes back to the '70s for bikes and earlier for aircraft. It isn't a problem.


He might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By TiHabanero

I've been around cycling since 1971 and have very...

I've been around cycling since 1971 and have very fond memories of hookless rims. What a treat they were to deal with when mated to the wrong tire. Then I discovered hooked rims around 1978 and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 01:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By choddo

Decent balanced analysis...

Decent balanced analysis https://escapecollective.com/thomas-de-gendts-uae-tour-crash-is-a-warning-to-all/
02-24-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By davester

Pretty sure that's purely an academic argument...

Pretty sure that's purely an academic argument and irrelevant in the real world since the disk brakes that are pretty much a universal feature of thru-axle equipped bikes require much heavier forks...
02-24-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By fliplap

Fork crown mounted hangers solve a lot of...

Fork crown mounted hangers solve a lot of problems

Either a basic stop, like this one:
...
02-24-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 17,440
Posted By terrymorse

Nonsensical...and churlish! ...

Nonsensical...and churlish!

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02-24-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By PeteHski

Or just ride in a lower gear.

Or just ride in a lower gear.
02-23-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By prj71

Holy crap. The bike components we have now are...

Holy crap. The bike components we have now are well engineered and crafted. They are just black instead of looking like shiny jewelry bits. Your statement couldn't be more off base.
02-23-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By Piff

I was going to say, I'd be highly surprised if...

I was going to say, I'd be highly surprised if any of the Raleigh USA road bikes fit much more than 28mm. Probably would have to go all the way down to 19, maybe 21mm for fender clearance.
...
Forum: Touring
02-23-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,550
Posted By elcruxio

I suppose the LHT asking prices are going up...

I suppose the LHT asking prices are going up since they haven't been made in a while. They're becoming a rare commodity.

I just checked and I can get a Kona Sutra for the price of a speedhub. But...
02-23-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By ScottCommutes

A house with tens of thousands of dollars of...

A house with tens of thousands of dollars of custom trim isn't the best choice if you are moving in with seven little kids. An electric pickup truck with all the bells and whistles isn't the best...
02-23-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By smd4

Always wondered about the difficulty in lacing...

Always wondered about the difficulty in lacing those wheels. Crazy.
02-23-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,006
Posted By Reynolds

I suppose the final word is the manufacturer's...

I suppose the final word is the manufacturer's recommendations/instructions. Is your affirmation based on any of them? Just curious.
02-23-24, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 857
Posted By FBinNY

Correct spoke tension depends mainly on the spoke...

Correct spoke tension depends mainly on the spoke gauge and number of spokes.

While it's become trendy to build to higher tensions, what really matters is minimum tension, with any additional...
02-23-24, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Duragrouch

I think 650V may be 650 Vickers hardness. Hard...

I think 650V may be 650 Vickers hardness. Hard anodizing (grey aluminum oxide, same as sharpening stones) is pretty darned hard, harder than high quality knives, until you get really premium steel...
02-23-24, 04:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 857
Posted By Duragrouch

The rims are exotic, both carbon and asymm spoke...

The rims are exotic, both carbon and asymm spoke pattern to better balance spoke loads (at least on rear, maybe front too for discs, I don't know if that requires dishing). My advice is to ask the...
02-22-24, 05:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,006
Posted By SurferRosa

I usually treat the bb fixed cup like the two...

I usually treat the bb fixed cup like the two head tube press fit parts: make sure it's in there snug and leave it alone.

I usually only remove it if it needs removing. The homemade Sheldon tool...
02-22-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,006
Posted By sd5782

Many folks leave them alone while servicing...

Many folks leave them alone while servicing rather than fighting with them and possibly damaging something. It isn’t terribly difficult to reach and evaluate the bearing cups from the opposite side....
02-22-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This discussion might be more suitable for the...

This discussion might be more suitable for the C&V because it appears that reality has been overlooked, and a sense of delusion has taken hold. The notion that Shimano would commemorate a significant...
02-21-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Arrowana

Parts wise, it is a frankenbike. I don't...

Parts wise, it is a frankenbike. I don't recognize the T logo, but I think the bike was probably identical to the Kent Fixie (https://kent.bike/products/kent-fixie) except for the decals and...
02-21-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By njkayaker

Not sure how we all missed you being elected the...

Not sure how we all missed you being elected the pope of aesthetics.

De gustibus non est disputandum.
02-21-24, 10:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By PeteHski

I disagree, the aesthetic has simply changed.

I disagree, the aesthetic has simply changed.
02-21-24, 07:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,918
Posted By smd4

I think it's understood, but just to...

I think it's understood, but just to clarify--2023 would have been Dura Ace's 50th Anniversary, not Shimano, which is much older (founded 1921--so that anniversary was missed as tool).
02-21-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Kapusta

Good post. The “more leverage” argument does not...

Good post. The “more leverage” argument does not really hold up when talking about a system where you can choose whatever leverage you want with the right gear selection.

What it really comes down...
02-20-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,485
Posted By curbtender

Not all Terry's have the 24" front wheel. That...

Not all Terry's have the 24" front wheel. That one doesn't. They have a mix of quality. My son had a men's road bike that was as nice a ride as any custom builder....
02-19-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,900
Posted By Black wallnut

Absolute ********! how many acres do you farm and...

Absolute ********! how many acres do you farm and where? Growers do not kill wheat. They let it go through the natural cycle. I spent 5 years in the Ag fertilizer/chemical business where the...
02-19-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By 2old

Sorry about that; I forgot it was distance from...

Sorry about that; I forgot it was distance from the fulcrum (guess Physics was a long time ago). When I rode dirt bikes "too much power" was a consideration, but hasn't been riding MTB's because it's...
02-18-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By veganbikes

This is the mountain bike subforum just FYI. In...

This is the mountain bike subforum just FYI. In terms of finding a freewheel or cassette bring your bike down to your local bike shop and they can help you find one. It is unlikely you are going to...
02-18-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By Duragrouch

My favorite was Pat Bedard. Smart writer, good...

My favorite was Pat Bedard. Smart writer, good driver. However, not certain, I think it may have been him who said in a column in the '90s that electric cars make no sense because so much power is...
02-18-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By andrewclaus

Click and Clack had another saying I try to keep...

Click and Clack had another saying I try to keep in mind, "The miserly man spends the most." That's very often true with tires--they're so important to the cycling experience, and safety. And some...
02-18-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By Duragrouch

Many decades ago, Car & Driver magazine did a...

Many decades ago, Car & Driver magazine did a project car, their first turbocharged car, before this was common in production cars. They turboed an Opel 1900 sedan, and while they were at it, did...
02-18-24, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Korina

Find your spot, find a building, set up a camera,...

Find your spot, find a building, set up a camera, let it run for 12 hours, analyze the recording. HTH.
02-17-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,863
Posted By markk900

If you are going to redo the brake cables you may...

If you are going to redo the brake cables you may want to try routing the cables behind the handlebars. On mine it seems to be a smoother transition especially for the front brake.
02-17-24, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,290
Posted By PeteHski

I would rather suffer cramp than drink pickle...

I would rather suffer cramp than drink pickle juice.
02-17-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By IPassGas

I never understood the reason for drop bars on a...

I never understood the reason for drop bars on a tandem for most riders. The stoker is in your slipstream. A more upright position takes her/his nose out of your back and is more comfortable for...
02-17-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By indyfabz

East Glacier Park, MT. 2009. About 30 miles into...

East Glacier Park, MT. 2009. About 30 miles into an epic near century ride.
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02-17-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper Epic Ultimate

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02-17-24, 06:18 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By PeteHski

So on the trainer the bike just leans far less as...

So on the trainer the bike just leans far less as you pedal. You don’t put in any extra effort to make it rock as much as your road bike. It feels different because the resistance to rocking the...
02-17-24, 02:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By Duragrouch

Re: Trakhak #21 above: Excellent explanation...

Re: Trakhak #21 above:

Excellent explanation (which I knew), yes, range more important than number of speeds.

My 2x7 has 5 duplicate gears in the middle, even with a 16T difference at the...
02-16-24, 11:01 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By tomato coupe

A key part of determining whether something is...

A key part of determining whether something is plausible (from a physics perspective) is calculating or estimating the magnitude of the effect under consideration. Without that critical step, you...
02-16-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,424
Posted By easyupbug

Many years ago I used to race running and cycling...

Many years ago I used to race running and cycling and know chondromalacia patellae which in me has now morphed a more dominate osteoarthritis. I would think you might find as I have that the shorter...
02-16-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,486
Posted By TiHabanero

I worked with Giant bikes from 1992 to 2022 and...

I worked with Giant bikes from 1992 to 2022 and never found them to be more susceptible to problems than the other brands we handled including Specialized and Trek, except for one specific model...
02-16-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By calamarichris

Oh man. It just so happens that I have an...

Oh man. It just so happens that I have an Opafiets from the 1980s Netherlands that has drum brakes and the Three-Speed Sturmey-Archer gears!
No lie. It's a Locomotief Populaire, and the drum brakes...
02-16-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By PeteHski

Well I’m fairly sure the amount your bike rocks...

Well I’m fairly sure the amount your bike rocks depends mostly on how much resistance there is to the rocking force. For example a rigid indoor trainer will rock far less than an outdoor road bike...
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