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04-14-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By alcjphil

Nothing new there. A seat post designed for...

Nothing new there. A seat post designed for triathlon from 30 years ago. Everything old eventually becomes new
Google "fast forward seat post"
04-08-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,753
Posted By 79pmooney

My old mountain FW! I rode Mt Washing on that...

My old mountain FW! I rode Mt Washing on that 5-speed. Running 1X. Not kidding. 28 tooth front. Worked superbly. (Well the 1/4 mile from the toll gate to the beginning of the climb was a little...
04-02-24, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By 79pmooney

The big one is the metal. I do not know the...

The big one is the metal. I do not know the metallurgy; this was after my engineering school days and the focus I saw was steel but I know this as a rider: Those dark Mavic rims of the early '80s...
04-01-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,753
Posted By equinoxranch

The tread is made in Thailand, shipped to Herse,...

The tread is made in Thailand, shipped to Herse, where they then apply same to their assembly. I miss silk (Del Mondos), but have found a more than adequate (cotton) marque to ride, now for over...
03-19-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 1,130,946
Posted By motogeek

Quite Lovely., looks to be almost as good as my...

Quite Lovely., looks to be almost as good as my pristine, all original '75 Silver/Black GR. I also have a '75 Black/Red Gr that is almost as nice as yours that is a great rider. Those were wonderful...
02-29-24, 09:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,170
Posted By SpedFast

Yes, we should all carry alcohol on our rides....

Yes, we should all carry alcohol on our rides. Just for emergencies you know :50:
01-09-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By ScottCommutes

OK to settle for somewhat less than replacement...

OK to settle for somewhat less than replacement cost. Buy the same bike. Keep all the old components as spares. Mess around with the frame if you want but don't spend a ton on it.
01-08-24, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,646
Posted By elcruxio

You don't do hot waxing. How would you know how...

You don't do hot waxing. How would you know how much boiling water helps or doesn't help?

Boiling water removes surface rust, salt, mud, fine dust, contaminated wax, metal particles etc.

It...
01-07-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,593
Posted By Kai Winters

IMO I prefer a bigger crock pot over the very...

IMO I prefer a bigger crock pot over the very small one...I have one of each now...the larger one allows for easier 'swishing' of the chain in the oil bath while the smaller one did not.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,003
Posted By Sy Reene

Never liked the SRAM calculator, because it is...

Never liked the SRAM calculator, because it is inferring how wide your tires will be for a given rim width, even though it's quite known that different manufacturers nominally label their tire sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By eduskator

My pleasure. It's an old trick to prevent any...

My pleasure. It's an old trick to prevent any further unwinding and deterioration. That's what I do on top of my steerer tubes, just in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,391
Posted By Caliwild

Finally got a chance to take her out for a maiden...

Finally got a chance to take her out for a maiden voyage... I was very pleasantly surprised that this isn't a noodle-y ride. It's very responsive when you stand up (maybe due to the beefy...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By chaadster

Light is right! Enjoy the ride; it is handsome. ...

Light is right! Enjoy the ride; it is handsome. Those Lun Hypers are light; I have some too, and they’ve been amazing.

Should you ever consider power meter pedals, it might be nice to know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By choddo

heh :) Yeah a mate has a bunion. Not a nice...

heh :) Yeah a mate has a bunion. Not a nice experience! Think he’s getting it operated on this week actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,509
Posted By tempocyclist

I've had bikes with 11-speed SRAM eTap, 10-speed...

I've had bikes with 11-speed SRAM eTap, 10-speed Di2, 11-speed Di2, and 12-speed Di2. All have shifted beautifully, with Shimano the tech really has gotten better with each progression (ignoring if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,509
Posted By aliasfox

Almost everybody else swears by them. I'm...

Almost everybody else swears by them. I'm personally not a fan, both from a functional and a conceptual perspective.

Functional: Granted, I rode an earlier vision back in 2018, but there was very...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jack Tone

I bought something like this on Amazon for $10....

I bought something like this on Amazon for $10. Plastic fake carbon look. It's a bit flexible and actually super comfortable. I'm not sure how long it would last, though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The Quasar CR 2.0 is 260 mm x 142 mm, whereas all...

The Quasar CR 2.0 is 260 mm x 142 mm, whereas all of my other saddles are 275 mm long. I don't miss the extra 15 mm length, but I cannot go any shorter; no 245 mm snub nose saddles for me. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By tFUnK

Same experience here. Although after a few rides...

Same experience here. Although after a few rides on something similar I've decided they are to be reserved for photo shoots and targeted hill climb efforts only.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By bpraditya

I gotta share my awesome experience with the...

I gotta share my awesome experience with the Continental GP5000 clincher tire. So, I mounted it only on the front wheel of my fixie bike (didn't want crazy grip for skidding), I felt that insane grip...
08-05-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By Paul_P

A truing stand is really great, whichever setup...

A truing stand is really great, whichever setup you use (mine's really ugly).
Place it on a high enough table/bench so you can stand in front of it and have things at a good height.
I tied my spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,312
Posted By Iride01

Why do you think they wouldn't be? Many of us...

Why do you think they wouldn't be? Many of us have used GP5000's of the various sub models for many years. Mountains, hills or flats, they roll well, handle well and will provide a softer ride than...
07-29-23, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,753
Posted By Aardwolf

Vittoria Rubino Pro has butyl tubes, they stay up...

Vittoria Rubino Pro has butyl tubes, they stay up for weeks.
07-12-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,319
Posted By dedhed

Try being an auto mechanic, except it's a $50...

Try being an auto mechanic, except it's a $50 tool and it changes every model year.
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