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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By cyclezen

Funny ! My impression is most 'rider abandons'...

Funny ! My impression is most 'rider abandons' over-estimate the miles they've ridden... LOL! ... unless it's a rider who is obviously 'stepping up' to newer stuff, then they ALWAYS say a lower...
10-11-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By danmyersmn

The stop screw on the rear derailleur is the...

The stop screw on the rear derailleur is the better mousetrap spoke protector.
10-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By VegasTriker

Don't forget to consider the range of your...

Don't forget to consider the range of your existing rear derailleur. I have a recumbent trike that came with an SRAM X7 rear derailleur and an 11/36 10 speed cassette. When I wanted to duplicate that...
10-10-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By Bald Paul

You can switch out to compact crankset chainrings...

You can switch out to compact crankset chainrings (50/34) with an 11-34 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By jaxgtr

My recommendation is to visit some local shops,...

My recommendation is to visit some local shops, figure out what you like and don't like, get a feel for the size bike you need and then start your shopping adventure. If on the other hand, you have...
10-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,639
Posted By Iride01

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. ...

Measure your chain for wear and you'll know. When I first started coming here a dozen years or so ago, I didn't understand all the chain wearing out controversy I saw in the threads. But I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Troul

Look into the Topeak Wedge Packs. The size of...

Look into the Topeak Wedge Packs.
The size of the Large Monsoon Elements Bag would be perfect if it were 9″ x 2.5″ x 4.5″ & still clip on.
10-01-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By HTupolev

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can...

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can be folded. While wire-bead tires can be packed into reasonably small hoops if you know what you're doing, tires with folding beads can be safely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By ryanl092

I used Topeak medium bag, it's good. However I...

I used Topeak medium bag, it's good. However I have trouble on one of my bike that it has less space for me to put the red bike light on my seatpost below the bag.
just FYI. (I have not done the...
09-29-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By cyccommute

Both bolts of your stem should clamp around the...

Both bolts of your stem should clamp around the steer tube. If the top bolt is above the steer tube, the pinch bolt could result in cracking of the stem or allow the stem to work loose.
09-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,941
Posted By Eric F

I suspect it's going to be really difficult to...

I suspect it's going to be really difficult to get any kind of accurate info on that. My guess is that most are functional, and without hazardous flaws in assembly or construction. I would also...
09-28-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,941
Posted By indyfabz

Had a friend who worked at the Conshohocken, PA...

Had a friend who worked at the Conshohocken, PA REI part time after semi-retirement. He was definitely a trained mechanic. I have used the Missoula, MT REI four times to re-assemble and pack my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By PeteHski

The only use a tread pattern has on a relatively...

The only use a tread pattern has on a relatively smooth road surface is to prevent aquaplaning. But bike tyres are narrow enough not to aquaplane anyway when slick, so the tread pattern on your...
09-27-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,941
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

That may have contributed to their bankruptcy. A...

That may have contributed to their bankruptcy. A long time ago I worked as the "bike mechanic" at a big box store. The shop did actually have a repair stand, tools, and a parts catalog but I never...
09-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By sovende

Go to Sheldonbrown.com for gear inch info.

Go to Sheldonbrown.com for gear inch info.
09-24-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,941
Posted By Reflector Guy

Where I work, we used to have a guy who...

Where I work, we used to have a guy who occasionally worked part-time for Toys R Us assembling bikes. He liked the job because he could start at something like 7PM and work until closing time with...
09-18-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hypno Toad

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ......

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ... https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/290-TRI-BackUp-Series/1006-TRI-BACKUP-ELITE And a B-RAD ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I like that idea. It is a tricky...

Yeah I like that idea. It is a tricky measurement to get right when comparing bikes with different saddle shapes and lengths. Measuring from the saddle nose to the bars only works if you are...
09-16-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By Elvo

Have the kids bring in their own bikes which...

Have the kids bring in their own bikes which everyone will take turns working on but you will ensure it works better after the class
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By big john

Yelling "NO" has stopped a lot of them. They...

Yelling "NO" has stopped a lot of them. They usually stop chasing after you are out of their territory.

One time on a back road we were in a line of about 12 riders, just getting up to speed. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Iride01

Saddle height over the pedals reigns supreme. Get...

Saddle height over the pedals reigns supreme. Get that right if nothing else. If the head tube angle and seat tube angle are different enough, it's going to feel different anyhow. You may never make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By seypat

Another option would be a bottle/bottle cage...

Another option would be a bottle/bottle cage behind the saddle. The tool kit/bag would then go in one of the frame bottle cages.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem...

I'm a chubby thigh guy and had a chafing problem with my old saddle bag - ruined two pairs of expensive biking shorts.

The Topeak Aero Wedge Bob Ross showed had enough storage volume (I think I...
09-15-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Geepig

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to...

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to laugh at those who use Shimano, and live our lives with Microshift so well that Death will tremble to take us."
09-14-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By 70sSanO

Other than thread engagement and a small enough...

Other than thread engagement and a small enough lockring diameter to clear the chain, I’ve never paid much attention to which lockring I use.

There is merit in straight vs domed if dropout space...
09-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By HillRider

Have your buddy reverse the snobbery. He can...

Have your buddy reverse the snobbery. He can sneer at the elitist that he has all the functionality for half the price they paid.
09-14-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By KCT1986

Generally, yes, you can swap. Few things to...

Generally, yes, you can swap.

Few things to watch out for;

Shape and thickness of the outer portion of the lockring, (the part that sits between the small cog and the drop-out). Some of the...
09-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Iride01

If they look that closely then they'll probably...

If they look that closely then they'll probably be able to tell from the teeth and finish on the cogs.

Maybe just letting it get a little gunked up will hide the shameful fact he cheaped out of...
09-14-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Since 11T lock rings are different than >11T lock...

Since 11T lock rings are different than >11T lock rings, what could possibly go wrong?

What if you have slightly less thread engagement and strip one/both threads?

Your friend needs new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By canklecat

Serfas Speed Bags...

Serfas Speed Bags (https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/bags/lt-1-small-speed-bag/). I've used the small and expandable medium for a few years, no problems with chafing.

In a minimalist bag, the...
09-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Litespud

if it fits, shouldn’t be a problem. I use an old...

if it fits, shouldn’t be a problem. I use an old Rolf lock ring on my Campag cassette/freehub. The Rolf is lighter and better finished than the Campag ring (Campag finishing isn’t what it was)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife uses a Topeak Aero Wedge Pack...

My wife uses a Topeak Aero Wedge Pack (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/37-Saddle-Bags/129-AERO-WEDGE-PACK) which has a conspicuously narrow nose.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By bruce19

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow...

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow at the seat post.

https://www.lizardskins.com/product-details?h=cache-saddle-bag-jet-black&c=bike_bags&t=seat_bag&v=0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Sy Reene

If coming from a wedge pack, perhaps look at the...

If coming from a wedge pack, perhaps look at the Arundel Gordo or Medio bags. The gordo is a good sized back that (per the spec sheet anyway) is 1.5" wide (along it's full length). Not sure how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By chaadster

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and...

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and made of smooth, rounded-edge plastic, so even if you were to get contact, it’s low friction. I don’t think that would happen, but it is wider at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By datlas

I like Lezyne Micro Caddy. You want something...

I like Lezyne Micro Caddy. You want something that does NOT connect to the seatpost. The one above is ok too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Lazyass

A lot of clip on bags sit back pretty far. ...

A lot of clip on bags sit back pretty far.

https://www.yellowjersey.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/scicon-soft-350-12.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By Zaskar

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or...

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or "BACK!" Even the 80-100 pit bull with clipped ears and tail... yeah, I was shocked. He came out of the woods like a silverback - all shoulders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't change brands if I couldn't try them...

I wouldn't change brands if I couldn't try them on. Everybody has their own lasts that they build shoes on and there is not really any standards society or bureau that regulates how they size them....
09-12-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By CleanClassics

I'm glad this thread got so much traction. I...

I'm glad this thread got so much traction. I thought this was a relatively new thing, but it's clear it's been going on for a while.



I saw the Trek ICON series, it looks amazing. I wish I had...
09-11-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Ironfish653

KLEIN absolutely owned it in the 1990's. Fades...

KLEIN absolutely owned it in the 1990's. Fades for daaays.
Honorable mention goes to Cannondale around Y2K, Especially seems like the Euro/Export bikes got some really flash graphics....
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,071
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
09-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By cb400bill

Trek had some great colors going on 36 years ago,...

Trek had some great colors going on 36 years ago, as well.

...
09-11-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Koyote

Counterpoint: You're seeing more bikes (cars,...

Counterpoint: You're seeing more bikes (cars, too) with this bland 'wet concrete' color - sort of a dark gray. Seemed boring to me, until I realized that it opens up almost unlimited possibilities of...
09-04-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,549
Posted By Juan Foote

Lol, a couple of semi funny on topic stories. ...

Lol, a couple of semi funny on topic stories.

One of the young ladies in our club years ago was a professional wrestler. Her ringside kit was white and purple, so she picked a white and purple...
09-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,549
Posted By genejockey

"No. Why do you ask?" "Oh, no reason. Just...

"No. Why do you ask?"
"Oh, no reason. Just making conversation."
09-02-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By shelbyfv

You could possibly damage the bike if you bump...

You could possibly damage the bike if you bump curbs to get on and off the sidewalk. More likely a motorist will pull up to the road from a driveway, not expecting a vehicle (your bike) on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Branko D

A quality pair of 25s will probably even feel...

A quality pair of 25s will probably even feel better than a really bad pair of 28s.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get one that FITS YOUR Head.

Get one that FITS YOUR Head.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Ed Wiser

Still riding Rolls saddles. 😀

Still riding Rolls saddles. 😀
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