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10-25-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,705
Posted By Leisesturm

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to...

The thread bump gave me the (sad) opportunity to read this missed thread in its entirety. Holy Moly what a cluster____ of speculation, misinformation, misperception and all manner of illogic....
10-22-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 11,004
Posted By ofajen

The effective wheel diameter appears in the...

The effective wheel diameter appears in the numerator of the gear inch calculation, so you would scale the gearing inversely to any change in wheel size to keep gear inches the same.

Thus, a...
10-21-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 11,004
Posted By livedarklions

My findings indicate that the ideal mid-ride meal...

My findings indicate that the ideal mid-ride meal is hot wieners in Rhode Island. It seems to hit some sort of sweet spot.
10-19-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 11,004
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s...

I believe Moisture is focusing on Sheldon Brown’s Gain Ratio.

While the actual gear inches do not change, a significantly longer crank arm will provide more leverage and that will “theoretically”...
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By BlazingPedals

Getting a lighter fork does not preclude going on...

Getting a lighter fork does not preclude going on a diet. All gains (or losses in this case) are cumulative.
10-11-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

You don't want to go with a fork with a...

You don't want to go with a fork with a significantly shorter ATC. It'll wreck your steering geometry.
10-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By Eric F

My only MTB is my old 26" XC race bike. Back in...

My only MTB is my old 26" XC race bike. Back in our prime (mine and the bike's), my typical setup was a 135 stem and narrow bars. In its currently set up as a singlespeed, and I went to a 100 stem...
10-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By DMC707

Suspension corrected rigid forks are readilly...

Suspension corrected rigid forks are readilly available

150mm cranks would likely be childrens bmx equipment if available at all
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By mstateglfr

Do you actually know what is for sale? Those are...

Do you actually know what is for sale? Those are 2 different bikes.

The Giant road bike has STI drop bar shifters.
Then there is another bike that has flatbar Revoshift. I assume the bike...
09-27-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 873
Posted By Iride01

If you are going to ride both paved roads and...

If you are going to ride both paved roads and unpaved trails with it then you will really be limited in range of gearing. You'll either not have a low enough gear for off road. Or you'll not have a...
09-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By CAT7RDR

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks...

If it was a mountain bike and the front shocks were in need of replacing I could see swapping to a steel fork on the cheap which is what I did on my 29'er.

Otherwise, save your duckets for a...
09-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,424
Posted By Maelochs

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx#/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx/details ?...
09-17-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,374
Posted By cyclezen

Random Assorted Cycling Tips

So I was thinking that forums offer a wide assorted of members with a wide assortment of interests and knowledge.
I think we all have personal 'tips' which help us in our cycling. Some others might...
09-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping...

Ha, I remember when you were looking at slapping a White Industries crank on this. Entertaining times.
...
09-13-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,278
Posted By cb400bill

Here's my now 3 year old carbon fiber framed,...

Here's my now 3 year old carbon fiber framed, Ultegra Di2 equipped, 16.5 lb Fuji SL2.1 on the day that I picked it up. Great bike.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/44229315481_b25fd40a7a_h.jpg
09-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,278
Posted By dddd

I believe this is a 2015 or 2016 model, bought...

I believe this is a 2015 or 2016 model, bought used, sans wheels, for a really good price, 2-3 years ago.

It says "Domane" on the top tube, but aside from the hinge at the seat cluster, it's a...
09-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By AeroGut

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce...

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce MTBs under the Rossignol brand instead of Felt: https://www.rossignol.com/us/rossignol-bikes
09-13-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By BHG6

Damn, nice find. That's a great looking bike,...

Damn, nice find. That's a great looking bike, regardless of the price.
09-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By AeroGut

I don't know the background to the decision, but...

I don't know the background to the decision, but they have confirmed this year that they're done with MTBs. Reported here among other places:...
09-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By mstateglfr

Of course it isn't the only brand.

Of course it isn't the only brand.
09-10-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why you want to go rigid. But if...

I'm not sure why you want to go rigid. But if you do, get a carbon fork. Whiskey makes a nice one.

https://whiskyparts.co/forks/no9-MTN-boost-lt#/
09-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By AeroGut

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like....

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like. It's also a great fast cross-country hardtail, though not as nice as what you got. I'm disappointed Felt gave up on MTBs this year.
09-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By Darth Lefty

Racing bikes do like to go fast. Enjoy it. ...

Racing bikes do like to go fast. Enjoy it.

Reba is good. It's a nice chassis with average guts. All the parts have a part number, and it can be upgraded. This makes it a step up on the various...
09-09-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,431
Posted By livedarklions

/end thread. Mystery solved.

/end thread. Mystery solved.
09-09-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,431
Posted By Hermes

Gear inches are different for the same gear due...

Gear inches are different for the same gear due to different wheel size. A larger wheel diameter has to travel farther for the same pedal rotation.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By TiHabanero

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything...

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything every day. I am a Campagnolo user and do not run anything by Sram or anything from Shimano aside from some old friction stuff on my touring bike....
06-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,319
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Yes, it does. Next question, please.

Yes, it does.

Next question, please.
06-11-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By alcjphil

Fit is first and foremost. Three different size...

Fit is first and foremost. Three different size bikes only one of which will fit you
04-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,359
Posted By Darth Lefty

I liked my 27.5 bike. The current crop of 29ers...

I liked my 27.5 bike. The current crop of 29ers has a LOT of stack especially as the travel gets longer.

But I can see the writing on the wall.
04-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,359
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, I love the advantages of 29" wheels and...

Yeah, I love the advantages of 29" wheels and tires -- great rollover, great traction, and they hold momentum well -- but the 27.5" size has been a revelation. They have 90% of the 29er advantages,...
04-19-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By cj3209

1. How old are you? - 52 2. Fitness level on...

1. How old are you?
- 52
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- 8.0
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 7.5
4. Typical riding conditions?
- mostly tarmac bike trails, smooth beach trails, and smooth...
04-19-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By Troul

1. How old are you? - mentally, 12 2. Fitness...

1. How old are you?
- mentally, 12
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- 5 with a normal headwind
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- able to dodge geese & distracted drivers, so a strong 7
4. Typical...
04-19-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By PaulH

1. How old are you? 74 2. Fitness level on...

1. How old are you?
74

2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
5

3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 8.5

4. Typical riding conditions?
04-17-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,704
Posted By jma1st3r

Similar with my setup, i had 30degree stem 44...

Similar with my setup, i had 30degree stem 44 width bar, then went back to OEM 90mm +6d and now 100mm +6d,
And just now, flip stem to - 6d 90mm, dropped 5mm in height and shrunk bar to 42 width
...
04-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By cxwrench

This is not correct. 99 times out of 100 the...

This is not correct. 99 times out of 100 the hanger gets bent in or twisted. This will have very little affect on the smaller cogs and will get progressively worse as you shift to larger cogs. It...
04-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By phughes

You should have went with the other one.

You should have went with the other one.
03-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,704
Posted By Bigbus

It's like telling someone not to feed the animals...

It's like telling someone not to feed the animals in the wild, does that stop them? Not me.
03-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,704
Posted By Bigbus

You had a cadence of 88 in the first video with a...

You had a cadence of 88 in the first video with a little fluctuation between the start of the video and the ending of it. You were picking up speed as you rode off into the sunset...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,825
Posted By smashndash

I think the complications that arise from a high...

I think the complications that arise from a high knee depend on how much pelvic rotation you have. If you rotate really far forward, you will run into hip impingement issues. That's usually solved by...
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,825
Posted By smashndash

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess...

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess even 170 is under the "rule". Especially considering that I'm slightly underestimating my inseam.

I'm 5' 7" ie 1700mm. My inseam would then be...
03-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By oldbobcat

First get the proper height and get balanced over...

First get the proper height and get balanced over the saddle. Then choose a stem that gives you an 80-90 degree angle between your humerus and back, with hands on the hoods. Then readjust your saddle...
03-17-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,084
Posted By Geepig

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us...

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us would get plenty of performance from regular wheels if we all knew how to tension the spokes correctly

I am still a wheel beginner, but it is like...
03-16-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,269
Posted By aniki

That's an excellent word and I think is really at...

That's an excellent word and I think is really at the crux of a lot of the problems with keyboard bike fitting.
As I've tried to point out in my responses to Moisture; regardless of precisely what...
03-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By base2

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six...

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six mllllmeters, a normal separation between sprocket planes, the chain angle will be 8.9 degrees if the jockey pulley is 1 1/2 links from the sprocket...
03-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By csport

As you said, it may be too short. Check the...

As you said, it may be too short. Check the big/big + 1 full link (1") method that people mentioned. If the chain is too short you will destroy your RD when you shift into the big/big.

See also...
03-15-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,269
Posted By aniki

It depends on how you are deciding what is the...

It depends on how you are deciding what is the 'correct' length, this can be entirely subjective based on a persons preference. Top tube length is somewhat meaningless in this day and age as many...
03-15-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,269
Posted By aniki

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good...

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good starting point. If you pedal 'naturally' toe down the saddle will need to come up a bit. If you pedal heel down it will need to come down a bit.
Make...
03-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,269
Posted By aniki

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't...

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't point your toes up or down. Just let your feet rest wherever they naturally want to be!
A smooth and efficient cadence comes from experience;...
03-14-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,269
Posted By aniki

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle...

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle height should be, this is generally accepted good starting point. You should not be able to actually pedal with your heels on the pedals; or at least...
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