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09-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By Papa Ado

80% is too high, but you may be surprised at the...

80% is too high, but you may be surprised at the amount of fake chains online. Check out the multiple Shopee and Lazada websites for a deep dive. If the seller claims that the chain "came from the...
09-05-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By Papa Ado

Thank you for the reference. We are also looking...

Thank you for the reference. We are also looking into similar options for packaging.
09-05-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By jccaclimber

You see this with the calibration certificates on...

You see this with the calibration certificates on the boatloads of fake Mitutoyo calipers in the world. In that case the serial number on the calipers often doesnít match the one on the certificate...
09-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By BCDrums

Good question. When I put in the code for...

Good question. When I put in the code for confirmation, the website returned a message confirming that the strings were legitimate, and it said:

Please note that attempts to authenticate the same...
09-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By BCDrums

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the...

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the year. Cost per set can range from $6-$18. Guitar players have to watch out for counterfeit strings in the same way that bicyclists have to watch for...
09-02-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,076
Posted By 2_i

In my experience AliExpress got much better...

In my experience AliExpress got much better recently handling complaints. When sending my order back, I got a free UPS label and was sending my order back to Chicago, rather than China for my own...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,693
Posted By terrymorse

Hereís a good article on chain suck at mtbr.com...

Hereís a good article on chain suck at mtbr.com (https://www.mtbr.com/threads/workbench-how-to-un-suck-your-chainsuck.1169608/).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,693
Posted By mawn

i fixed tires and saddle

i fixed tires and saddle
08-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This is what I got. Here is how I mounted them ...

This is what I got.
Here is how I mounted them
https://i.imgur.com/0E04s7K.jpg



I love the mirror I got.
They are larger than your link.
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By easyupbug

It was for the World's largest mining company at...

It was for the World's largest mining company at the time intended to be a purely engineering/manufacturing investigation as we were looking at a massive project which was nothing like a mining...
08-11-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By rsbob

since 80% of just about everything sold in the...

since 80% of just about everything sold in the U.S. is made in China, or contains parts from, you definitely have your work cut out for you. Bet you donít have an iPhone then. I admire your resolve...
08-11-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By Bald Paul

I think your perception of how the Varia assists...

I think your perception of how the Varia assists a rider in being safer on the road is somewhat off.
I'm going to assume you don't use one. If you feel it's just something to 'bully' you out of the...
08-10-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By Bald Paul

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet...

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet mounted mirror. I prefer the helmet mount because I can just move my head a bit to see what is behind in various riding positions (hoods, drops.)...
08-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By koala logs

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster...

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI
08-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By beng1

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but...

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the...
08-07-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant. ...

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant.
That is the 1 gem in 100 posts of sewage that makes it worth starting threads here!
08-07-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,523
Posted By 10 Wheels

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror ...

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/453x604/fort_clark_tx_4e55462dc9f05d6475a38d6b3751094a028d052d.jpg...
08-06-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,542
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap...

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap myself.

With a modern bike set-up, on the hoods with horizontal forearms, the back is as flat as it's going to get. With normal elbow bend, the hoods...
08-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By beng1

You and a bunch of other guys should try...

You and a bunch of other guys should try discussing the topic on hand, instead of hijacking threads every day and switching the subject to me??? Maybe you all can find a room in a forum somewhere and...
08-04-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By tempocyclist

Thanks. 🙂 The Trek 5200 is pretty close in...

Thanks. 🙂

The Trek 5200 is pretty close in performance to the Aeroad, but there's definitely a penalty. That said, the 5200 has had a lot of "recent innovation" thrown at it to get it as close!
...
08-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By beng1

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding...

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding around on high-end and new racing style bicycles, many of them wearing racing style clothes who are slow casual riders. Why did they dump thousands into...
08-03-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Because he has no friends. It's frowned on to...

Because he has no friends. It's frowned on to just walk up to random people babbling about tire kissing bike fit, in Japan, and he drinks alone. That's just my theory, but here we are; a lonely lush...
08-03-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By koala logs

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the...

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the mountains. I'm already on disc brakes by the time I'm riding on mountains. But there's plenty members here who seems not having any issues with rim...
08-01-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By tomato coupe

Ummmmm ... you didn't give up cycling. So, there...

Ummmmm ... you didn't give up cycling. So, there likely isn't even one person in the world.
08-01-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By seypat

Sweet, another chance to post the film/video! If...

Sweet, another chance to post the film/video! If you want to see the setups from yesteryear, in action, from all angles, this is probably the best way to look at it. Plus, there is cool surfer music....
07-29-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By genejockey

The thing is, aerodynamics is not a switch. It's...

The thing is, aerodynamics is not a switch. It's a dial. So, to ride on the hoods is not 'unaerodynamic'. It's more aerodynamic than riding on the tops or the ramps, but less than drops or aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,693
Posted By cyclebycle13

seems as if I'm turning into the LBS of the high...

seems as if I'm turning into the LBS of the high school where I teach. Just before school ended the auto shop teacher was telling me his shifting was off. It's a 1x cruiser from bikesdirect and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,693
Posted By jaxgtr

My luck in staying dry on rides has sucked...

My luck in staying dry on rides has sucked recently as we have been in a fairly heavy rain pattern. I was in a deluge the other day and ended up riding in the rain for about 90 mins as I made my way...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,693
Posted By cyclezen

good idea! I always have to add additional pads...

good idea! I always have to add additional pads because I have a low forehead, and most helmets come down too far over my forehead to the eyes.
I would try putting the pads more over to the side and...
07-27-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By koala logs

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is...

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is only optional. You can in fact deactivate the quads on certain pedaling mode. There are still a number of pros who drop heel. Some of them are one of...
07-25-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By big john

Not everyone wants their drops at the top of the...

Not everyone wants their drops at the top of the front wheel. In fact it's probably very rare for recreational riders. On larger frames it's more rare, I'm sure.
Here is my Seven years ago. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,455
Posted By beng1

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you...

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you are doing very steep hills as in mountain-biking or 100-yard dashes. I am linking to a video reviewing the science research on this, showing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,455
Posted By beng1

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on...

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on that bike is your riding position hands-down. The science says that the biggest factors in going fast on a bike are the power you can generate, and...
07-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By tomato coupe

A true prophet would pray in the Superman...

A true prophet would pray in the Superman position.
07-24-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By Kapusta

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think...

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think about that next time you ponder..... What Would Jesus Do?
07-24-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By tomato coupe

I think we're all losing sight of the important...

I think we're all losing sight of the important issue -- road bikes sold today ARE KILLING PEOPLE because they are not set up like TikTok's bike. By his own estimate, 5% of new cyclists DIE because...
07-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By Sy Reene

Don't be scared. Watts are watts. You can ride...

Don't be scared. Watts are watts. You can ride a bike with a parachute on your back and work just as hard as in aero tucked position. Going a couple mph slower vs faster isn't going to be so...
07-24-22, 02:49 AM
07-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By koala logs

I learned to sit on my glutes on very long, >5 hr...

I learned to sit on my glutes on very long, >5 hr long rides up in the mountains.

However, I can only do it when sitting relatively upright on my road bike even if my saddle is already tilted...
07-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By koala logs

The modifications look good! Just a little...

The modifications look good!

Just a little worried at the looks of the seatpost and saddle. Looks like a high stress region.

May I advice getting a custom frame built, a custom-geometry...
07-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By genejockey

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the...

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the bikes tied for second is the heaviest.
EDIT: The route has 1200 ft of climbing, but only one segment of about 0.2 miles at 8%, whereas the rest of...
07-06-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By Kapusta

It is a replica in style (tan sidewalls, silver...

It is a replica in style (tan sidewalls, silver components, tan cork-looking bar tape).

But it is basically modern: sloped top tube, disk brakes, modern wheels (cartridge bearings, tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,621
Posted By StargazeCyclist

It would be interesting to see where the aero...

It would be interesting to see where the aero advantage of the TT bike comes from. What if the road bike is fitted similarly as the TT (a la timtak) and riding in invisible aerobar? After all there...
06-29-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By beng1

I just commented on the subject of current...

I just commented on the subject of current bicycle technology somewhere else, and thought of some points that are relevant here too.
25 years ago when I could run a standard lugged-steel bike up...
06-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By livedarklions

I'm waiting for bikes to go full drone. You...

I'm waiting for bikes to go full drone. You could pedal from the safety of your living room and your effort and control inputs will be transmitted wirelessly to the bike.
06-14-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,542
Posted By koala logs

I like the terminology you're using, less...

I like the terminology you're using, less confusion!

I started out with concave back like OP due to factors like excessive reach due to long stem for instance. Eventually I nailed down my bike...
06-13-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,910
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can buy an aluminum 25.0mm seatpost from Ebay...

You can buy an aluminum 25.0mm seatpost from Ebay for $21:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/s_l400_0b8ba32b77d16a9396095bb9ea4c70261095ea40.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,621
Posted By LosPesos

Well let's use similar conditions than on the...

Well let's use similar conditions than on the video. 48 km course. Fairly flat. Only a few intersections. TT bike starts separately after the team.

I can't write URL because of some newbie rule,...
06-12-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By MoAlpha

I use an older version of this... ...

I use an older version of this...


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/442x588/bd713528_24fa_41ef_9816_54f3d787aad3_4e7161c26d5a7c0ced0220eed582a47843845997.jpeg

...for...
06-10-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 804
Posted By SpedFast

A different style bike would help. Hybrids are...

A different style bike would help. Hybrids are not really built for speed.
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