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02-23-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By Kontact

His wheels are Campy, the trainer Shimano.

His wheels are Campy, the trainer Shimano.
02-22-24, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Crankycrank

It sounds like hand strengthening exercises are...

It sounds like hand strengthening exercises are what you need provided you don't have some other issues. How old are you, any arthritis or other joint/muscle problems? I'm 65, don't have any major...
02-18-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,408
Posted By tomato coupe

Once you get on the bike, you forfeit the option...

Once you get on the bike, you forfeit the option to make excuses.
02-08-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,681
Posted By base2

Weight-Weenieism

At what point does the bottomless descent in to the black abyss of weight weenie madness begin?

Asking for a friend.
02-06-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,196
Posted By ScottCommutes

In reality, unless you are giving a thing as a...

In reality, unless you are giving a thing as a wedding present or whatever, who cares? Doesn't it help make prices and return policies better for everybody if vendors can resell their returns for...
02-02-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By indyfabz

I bought an overpriced stove that came with a...

I bought an overpriced stove that came with a free house.
01-27-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Kontact

He wants pads for carbon fiber rims, not ceramic...

He wants pads for carbon fiber rims, not ceramic coated aluminum rims.

The HS33 brake is designed for use on city and touring bikes. Applications where there is little expectation of using carbon...
01-26-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,058
Posted By Maelochs

There was some discussion in another thread about...

There was some discussion in another thread about the precise parameters of the term "retrogrouch."
01-19-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,215
Posted By Koyote

Not helpful to the OP, but this is why my last...

Not helpful to the OP, but this is why my last (and most expensive) bike purchase was a custom steel frame with completely ordinary specs and components. I could probably go into almost any decent...
01-19-24, 04:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,215
Posted By Jughed

Not "any". I know a ton of "serious" cyclists...

Not "any". I know a ton of "serious" cyclists that have not had a bike fit, including myself. Personally, I'm not real sensitive to differences between bikes- within reason of course, and after a...
01-17-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By DiabloScott

@Jwhite_00...

@Jwhite_00 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/jwhite_00-538672.html)
Is there a reason you aren't looking at electronic shifting? Lots of options there including extra shift buttons in different...
01-12-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Wildwood

0.1". Or any ice. edit: I gave up hating an...

0.1". Or any ice.

edit: I gave up hating an indoor trainer, too. Mine has a good 2 window view now.
12-21-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By smd4

People who live in glass bike shops…

People who live in glass bike shops…
12-20-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That is freewheel. You don't want that one. ...

That is freewheel. You don't want that one.

A cassette has a lock ring on the end that looks like this:...
12-06-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,617
Posted By Steel Charlie

The hunter/gatherer gene is often expressed in...

The hunter/gatherer gene is often expressed in bizarre ways in modern society. Particularly so when it is not constrained by some rational moderating override.
11-12-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By ShannonM

This is almost certainly the answer. Because...

This is almost certainly the answer.

Because it looks cool.

And for no other reason.

--Shannon
11-09-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,930
Posted By rsbob

If you get a unicycle, then you won’t need that...

If you get a unicycle, then you won’t need that extra wheel, steering device, chain, heavy frame or brakes. Just saying…
10-20-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By soyabean

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes. ...

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes.

check spokes tension or re-true wheelset.
10-15-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Kontact

That's not what I'm talking about. In tests in...

That's not what I'm talking about. In tests in the stand I saw that Ekar shifted poorly with the lever as it came out of the packaging. When I adjusted the shift lever to the rear some, the return...
10-10-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Iride01

You'd think so after 30 plus years. I haven't...

You'd think so after 30 plus years. I haven't done anything but check the pads for wear on mine for the last 3 years I've had them. When new, they didn't seem any better than the 105 5800 dual pivot...
10-02-23, 08:02 AM
08-04-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,452
Posted By Maelochs

This could be the most favorable information in...

This could be the most favorable information in the thread---essentially, OP, just buy your bike and ride it a lot and everything will be fine.
07-30-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Winfried

Thanks much. Looks easier than I thought. ...

Thanks much. Looks easier than I thought.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x2000/magura_new_brake_hose_036b61c4fe408db18f8043e671dcaaf1daaf1d9f.png
07-26-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,107
Posted By genejockey

You think "a soulless cooperate(sic) entity"...

You think "a soulless cooperate(sic) entity" built your bike at Salsa? No, it was someone who gets paid to put the bike together, whether it was at Salsa or your LBS. You're just substituting hating...
07-26-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Nah, kidney stones would be a hard pass.

Nah, kidney stones would be a hard pass.
07-26-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,107
Posted By PeteHski

Firstly, you don’t check bolt tightness by just...

Firstly, you don’t check bolt tightness by just casually riding a bike. You use a torque wrench and set it to the specified torque setting. The shop obviously didn’t do this until you took it back...
07-17-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Calsun

With a 50 lb e-bike the battery is probably only...

With a 50 lb e-bike the battery is probably only 8 lbs and not a factor. More important is isolating the battery from the bike and wrapping it for safe transport. Smarter to have the family member...
07-15-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,161
Posted By PeteHski

I hated mtb triples and find 1x mtb drivetrains...

I hated mtb triples and find 1x mtb drivetrains infinitely better. For road bikes 2x12 is more than enough range for me. Triples made more sense when there were a lot less rear gears, especially on...
07-15-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Paul Barnard

How do the Ritchey's not meet your needs?

How do the Ritchey's not meet your needs?
07-10-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,895
Posted By FBinNY

WHY? As noted before, many of the arguments...

WHY?

As noted before, many of the arguments for atypical builds are nonsense, but that's equally true for those against.

If the wheel is OK now, I can't see a reason to take it apart.

In...
07-08-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,128
Posted By tomato coupe

Never put loctite on your skin.

Never put loctite on your skin.
07-07-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By SkinGriz

Sometimes Sheldon was weird. Que the...

Sometimes Sheldon was weird.

Que the flamethrowers.
07-07-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,128
Posted By GhostRider62

Blue loctite works pretty good

Blue loctite works pretty good
07-06-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,612
Posted By smd4

In fact, for some (most?) Shimano rear...

In fact, for some (most?) Shimano rear derailleurs, the high limit screw IS used to dial in the initial position in relation to the high gear sprocket.

After that is set, the cable is adjusted.
07-06-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,507
Posted By Pop N Wood

Someone once asked who makes a good touring...

Someone once asked who makes a good touring electric bike. I wanted to answer no one, no such thing exists.

Yes, lots of electric bikes that could go on a "tour", but really none with enough range...
07-05-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,995
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, that's what it means. All tires should be...

Yep, that's what it means. All tires should be pumped to 90 psi if you use that pump. If 90 psi is too high for the type of riding you do, you'll have to get another pump.
07-02-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By soyabean

Why bother, the scrap recyclers in my town just...

Why bother, the scrap recyclers in my town just pile them up.
06-28-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,713
Posted By thumpism

Found a half-dozen pulley system mounts at a...

Found a half-dozen pulley system mounts at a neighbor's garage sale and got them all for twenty bucks....
06-23-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,317
Posted By PeteHski

When I was looking at Ekar I did note that it had...

When I was looking at Ekar I did note that it had closer ratios at the higher end of the cassette and wider ratios at the lower end than either Shimano or SRAM equivalents in total range.
06-22-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,461
Posted By mstateglfr

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/577x433/7qb00o_336d2d9e2638a262d5330f363d149f3293883402.jpg
06-21-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,279
Posted By jon c.

“It is very clear that this was caused by...

“It is very clear that this was caused by lithium-ion batteries and e-bikes. There is a very large number of both batteries and e-bikes. This location is known to the fire department, we have written...
06-19-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By grumpus

That's just silly looking - good cable runs show...

That's just silly looking - good cable runs show attention to detail, this looks like what some DIYer would do if they didn't have a cable cutter.
06-12-23, 01:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,434
Posted By Germany_chris

The niche that Jan lives in has no issues with...

The niche that Jan lives in has no issues with any of the "problems" you point out, it's not intended to be mass market.

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I have no problems with electronic shifting but I'll only junp on...
06-10-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,434
Posted By PeteHski

I agree, but this wasn’t the question asked.

I agree, but this wasn’t the question asked.
06-10-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,434
Posted By ofajen

I think the current reality is already well...

I think the current reality is already well beyond that. RH have produced a new RD and it does use new technology, at least for mechanical derailleurs. Dual cable pull, no return spring, direct...
06-10-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,434
Posted By nick_a

I'd guess it'll be something from Rene Herse or...

I'd guess it'll be something from Rene Herse or Rivendell.
06-04-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,660
Posted By Chuck M

A little dumpster vodka would have made it all...

A little dumpster vodka would have made it all better.
06-01-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By chaadster

I think you’re confused; the groupset name is...

I think you’re confused; the groupset name is Super Record Wireless, and the brakes in the SRW groupset are, as the article you quoted says, run on mineral oil (via hoses connecting lever to...
05-28-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By bboy314

Depends on the type of riding you’re doing.

Depends on the type of riding you’re doing.
05-15-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By Koyote

You have a rather healthy ego.

You have a rather healthy ego.
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