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05-20-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,323
Posted By genejockey

10 cm difference in where your hands would rest...

10 cm difference in where your hands would rest most of the time is ENORMOUS! And if the reach to the flat bar was comfortable, it's no wonder the reach to the hoods feels like a long way! I set my...
05-20-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,323
Posted By Iride01

Putting drop bars on a bike with flat bars isn't...

Putting drop bars on a bike with flat bars isn't a simple thing. If you didn't change the stem length then your reach is changed from day one.

I've been of the opinion that a bike made...
05-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,421
Posted By Koyote

Life is too short for cheap and nasty. Iíd...

Life is too short for cheap and nasty.

Iíd rather have only a couple good jerseys and wash them in the sink after each ride.
05-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,006
Posted By livedarklions

I think it's going to go over to discs because...

I think it's going to go over to discs because it's cheaper to have production lines that produce one kind of frame instead of two. It will have very little to do with the relative qualities of the...
05-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By Iride01

I bought Walmart, Target and other cheapo bikes...

I bought Walmart, Target and other cheapo bikes for my kids when they were growing up. I never had an issue with them. Cheap price yes. Cheap built.... maybe, kind of, sort of, but not to the...
05-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By cyccommute

I fully agree. I canít even drag my toes on the...

I fully agree. I canít even drag my toes on the ground when I stop, much less put my toes on the ground.

As for riding with the saddle too low, it isnít easier on your knees, itís harder on them...
05-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The time tested way to go faster is to pedal...

The time tested way to go faster is to pedal faster:) That and understand that gravel bikes, and their gearing, are not about max paved road down hill speed. I might suggest you are using the wrong...
05-09-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By smashndash

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you...

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you need something bigger than a 48T top end. Or maybe you just need to shift to the big ring more often? Or are you saying that you're in your big ring and...
05-09-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bald Paul

Being a Trek dealer would only limit their...

Being a Trek dealer would only limit their ability to work on other brands as far as some parts availability - and that's a stretch.
Let's face it - the vast majority of bikes (other than big box...
05-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,177
Posted By trainchaser

My LBS is a Trek Store, but they service all...

My LBS is a Trek Store, but they service all makes of bikes and sell used bikes from all makes as well, I don't think you will have any problems dealing with the new ownership and you already know...
05-05-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By caloso

You could, but as the parent of a high school...

You could, but as the parent of a high school track athlete, I'd ask you not to. There are millions of miles of roads available to us, tracks are relatively scarce. Leave them to the runners.
05-05-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,497
Posted By shelbyfv

Have you Googled? I think I remember reading...

Have you Googled? I think I remember reading that fat cells never go away, always are looking to replenish themselves and keeping weight off will always be a struggle. Certainly has been for me,...
05-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Leisesturm

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you...

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you raise the bars, you will (likely) need longer cables. Inner AND outer. But, as you say, because of the housing stop on the front brake (rear as well...
05-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By berner

You are likely way out of physical condition as I...

You are likely way out of physical condition as I was when begining to cycle at age 72 or so. Don't worry about that. Whether it is riding a bike of playing the piano, the more you do it the bet you...
05-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By tyrion

You might have to get new cables. We can give you...

You might have to get new cables. We can give you a better answer if you post pics - you can't post pics here directly until you have 10 posts but you can put them somewhere on the internet and put...
05-04-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,143
Posted By prj71

You don't know what you don't know is what it...

You don't know what you don't know is what it boils down to.
05-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno...

The best component by far is the SA XL-FDD dyno drum brake hub, ALWAYS works with zero fiddling. My first one has 26,000 miles, including 8,100 on 2 tours.
Next best is IGH rear hubs, preferably...
05-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,603
Posted By wolfchild

My advice is to avoid WallMart bikes because they...

My advice is to avoid WallMart bikes because they are crap, very low quality components that don't last very long, uncomfortable, not assembled correctly, and impossible to get a good fit on...
05-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chinghis

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is...

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is the bike stand. Home made? I may have to stop by Home Depot tonight.
05-03-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By jaxgtr

Because some riders, like my wife, do not want...

Because some riders, like my wife, do not want drop bars, and wanted something lighter than her mountain bike for when she wants to ride on the road. I converted a drop bar to my commuter as it gave...
05-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,143
Posted By 70sSanO

If I step back for a moment... The person...

If I step back for a moment...

The person who just finished the clean-up in aisle 10 is now going to bleed the brakes on a bike I ride through downtown traffic.

John
05-03-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,603
Posted By 70sSanO

There have been many threads and variants of this...

There have been many threads and variants of this thread alluding to a better workout or stronger and I think the answer is pretty simple.

If your cycling ability is beyond the resistance of the...
05-03-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,603
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, a heavier bike makes it harder to...

Basically, a heavier bike makes it harder to accelerate and climb, and has little effect on your flat riding effort. The difference is that the weight increases the resistance you must overcome to...
05-03-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,603
Posted By Reflector Guy

Eventually the bike becomes so heavy the workout...

Eventually the bike becomes so heavy the workout is not enjoyable and we'll quit sooner rather than later.
05-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,603
Posted By hubcyclist

No, you just go slower and it would be the same...

No, you just go slower and it would be the same effort. Cycling isn't weight lifting, it's an aerobic activity
05-02-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By livedarklions

Seven speeds is perfectly reasonable for the...

Seven speeds is perfectly reasonable for the Roll. It's a nice bike, well-built, and it's designed to be comfortable. If your fiance is enjoying it, it's worth the $700 plus taxes. Yes, you could...
05-02-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? The...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

The marketing folks at Shimano have the responsibility to extract the maximum amount of money that each bicycle user is willing to spend for every component. ...
05-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By hicks

I've got a 2019 Jamis Sequel with 520 Reynolds....

I've got a 2019 Jamis Sequel with 520 Reynolds. Great bike! The newer ones have two versions I believe and the lower model is 4130.
...
05-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By unterhausen

Bike shops don't add for assembly, that comes out...

Bike shops don't add for assembly, that comes out of the retail price. If anyone is doing that, it's just price gouging.
05-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By MarkMCO

Thank you for that! I picked it up and the front...

Thank you for that! I picked it up and the front wheel was almost locked. The front drum brake was partially activated. I adjusted it and now front wheel rolls freely. Found light machine oil and put...
04-30-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By prj71

Good bikes aren't cheap. That's the reality. ...

Good bikes aren't cheap. That's the reality.

Find a used hybrid bike to play with family and invest some good money in a good mountain bike to play on the trail with friends.
04-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By NRissy

Well; talk to your biking buddies and let your...

Well; talk to your biking buddies and let your Facebook friends know you are looking for a great intro bike for mostly trail riding but also around town with the kids; you will be surprised to find...
04-29-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By livedarklions

What are you riding now? I think this discussion...

What are you riding now? I think this discussion actually needs the perspective of someone entering the sport.
04-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By Canada1919

As someone trying to get into the sport it's...

As someone trying to get into the sport it's rather daunting
04-27-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,232
Posted By wolfchild

It all depends of your fitness level and...

It all depends of your fitness level and experience...A strong and experienced rider can ride a singlespeed or fixed gear bike just about anywhere where a geared bike can go...A weak rider or a rider...
04-27-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By alcjphil

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the...

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the inner tube has been punctured somehow, as long as the tire has not been ripped open by road debris it may still be good. Flat repair is the one skill...
04-26-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By mcmoose

My first road bike was a new (well, previous...

My first road bike was a new (well, previous model year, so it was on sale, but new at the store) 2013 Lexa S. That's a model higher than what you're looking at so it had Sora components (a step up)...
04-26-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By Retro Grouch

If the Nishiki Pueblo were fixed, would you be...

If the Nishiki Pueblo were fixed, would you be willing to buy it for $130.00?

What is your objective? I assume you are wanting a bike that you can ride around this summer. If you don't get the...
04-25-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By 70sSanO

If the bike is the right size and has only been...

If the bike is the right size and has only been ridden a few times, it seems like a good price, especially for pandemic prices.

It should look new and show no chain wear on the chainrings. Easy...
04-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Dirt Farmer

When I asked Jamis this very same question, they...

When I asked Jamis this very same question, they replied that the Renegade has replaced the Quest and Zenith.
04-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By rekmeyata

I've been watching anything related to cycling go...

I've been watching anything related to cycling go up in price for the last 6 or 7 years, and go up a LOT! I needed some cycling clothing and after seeing the prices I decided to try top rated Amazon...
04-23-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Rolla

Ah. Then by all means, carry on. I concur with...

Ah. Then by all means, carry on. I concur with the others that the GTs are the better bikes. I'd vastly prefer the brakes and fork on the Avalanche, and 9-speeed over 8.
The upcharge is worth it,...
04-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By VegasTriker

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the...

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the garbage sold by mass merchandisers. I used to look for used bikes at garage sales for kids in my Scout troop who were going to attempt cycling merit...
04-23-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Rolla

If you're riding road most of the time and would...

If you're riding road most of the time and would have bought a road bike if one was available, I don't get why you're looking at mountain bikes.
Both of the bikes on your list have the bells and...
04-23-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,276
Posted By Lazyass

You have to look for good deals. In 1997 I bought...

You have to look for good deals. In 1997 I bought a new Raleigh R700 with Ultegra 600 group for $1200 (still have it). In 2012 I bought a Focus Culebro with Ultegra 6700 on sale for $1200. In 2019 I...
04-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,061
Posted By John Valuk

I like to use the "109% of inseam" method as a...

I like to use the "109% of inseam" method as a starting point for saddle height. First check after that is the "can I keep my heel on the pedal" thing.
04-21-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By curbtender

Had a friend bring by his Tourney equipped bike...

Had a friend bring by his Tourney equipped bike recently. I replaced it with an older rusted set of Acera and he was ecstatic, lol. The rear had unacceptable play and the front had worn through to...
04-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By cyccommute

Rims can crack. Any rim can crack. Iíve ridden...

Rims can crack. Any rim can crack. Iíve ridden a lot of expensive rims and a lot of cheap rims. Iíve ridden lots of different brands of rims as well. The number of ones that have cracked at the...
04-18-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bill in VA

The Velocity Dyad is a very nice rim. I have...

The Velocity Dyad is a very nice rim. I have them in 36 holes on my second wheelset for rough road riding. That is now my primary wheelset with the Alexrims A23 now being the secondary. The...
04-17-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By veganbikes

It is a cheap bike from Giant that consistently...

It is a cheap bike from Giant that consistently had more problems for us when we sold them then any of the other bikes we sold. This particular version uses Tourney Shimano's lowest end groupset with...
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