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09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By Koyote

Yup. A few years ago, I rode this...

Yup. A few years ago, I rode this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dozen_(bicycle_competition)) event, which includes Canton Avenue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Avenue), which has a 37%...
09-06-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By tomtomtom123

I had the 4700 FD, and the trim did help prevent...

I had the 4700 FD, and the trim did help prevent chain rub big-small. I can't remember about small-big, because I have a 44/24 double with a 20t jump, so the chain starts rubbing on the big chainring...
08-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By motochick

What I wish I knew 30 yrs ago!

Hello everyone, I am new to this sub but not new to cycling. I have been on a bike since I was 3 and spent my childhood riding a bike just about everyday, crying when it rained and I couldn't! My...
08-25-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By cyclezen

iff'n you wanna go way back, 1st gen DuraAce was...

iff'n you wanna go way back, 1st gen DuraAce was 10 spd (I mean the THE REAL 10 speed !) crank was 53/42 and freewheel 5 spd 13,14,15,17,19, as came on my Fuji 'The Ace'. Truly a leg breaker for...
08-25-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By bikemig

I ride old bikes and I like triples. For serious...

I ride old bikes and I like triples. For serious climbs, I like a 28 running on a 24 or a 28. For my local rides a 38/24 works fine but there is nothing steeper than a 10% grade locally and those...
08-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,187
Posted By chaadster

Get one of these...

Get one of these (https://tacticalgear.com/condor-mcr7-ronin-chest-rig-od-green?hp=y&sku=con-mcr7-001&ft=e3f7bec5-8df6-438f-88ce-592a9bedc97a#/21414/848/1), a $5 10pk of carabiners off eBay, and go...
08-17-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By chaadster

Not just cantis and U’s, but as I mentioned...

Not just cantis and U’s, but as I mentioned earlier, roller cam brakes too, which were the design precedent Shimano created the U-brake from.

Charlie Cunningham invented the roller cam and sold...
08-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By chaadster

Note that I said “low profile” cantis followed...

Note that I said “low profile” cantis followed the U-brake.

Similarly, discs followed V’s, which is not to say that discs didn’t exist before nor that V’s disappeared after, I’m talking about...
08-16-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By Rolla

I had a 1992 Grove Innovations X-frame that had...

I had a 1992 Grove Innovations X-frame that had an under-chainstay U-brake. With a seatstay mounted brake, heel strike would have been an issue.
...
08-16-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By rsbob

Your goals are admirable and worthy, however the...

Your goals are admirable and worthy, however the reality is that any “club” will need to carry liability insurance in case a member is injured/killed, or a non-member, is injured by a club member. ...
08-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By Bald Paul

There is always a gorilla in the room when...

There is always a gorilla in the room when organizing a group ride of any type.
Unless it's a formal club, with dues, rules, and liability insurance, you could be opening yourself up to a world of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,541
Posted By eduskator

Overbeaten topic... Higher pressure may feel...

Overbeaten topic... Higher pressure may feel faster, but it is not. Science proven.

Wider tires & lower pressure is the current thing (yes, it will most likely change in a few months/years). At...
08-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,629
Posted By pdlamb

O.P., you're missing the point. For long...

O.P., you're missing the point. For long distance riding and touring, it's likely you're going to be more focused on efficiency than comfort. In addition, you're going to have to get into shape to...
08-10-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 826
Posted By freetors

While we're at it, it would be nice to be able to...

While we're at it, it would be nice to be able to start a community vote to nuke certain segments. For instance one of my local mountain bike trail areas has been undergoing a revamp where in some...
08-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By Brocephus

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid...

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid brake levers a couple years ago. The back and forth,and a return, just wasnt worth the effort,and I ended up eating the loss. I'm currently after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,503
Posted By genejockey

If there's a fire started along Cañada by some...

If there's a fire started along Cañada by some clown carelessly tossing away a lit joint, I'mma chase Larry down and kick his ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By NoWhammies

redcon1 Thank you. That is exactly what I was...

redcon1 Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for.

Iride01 Alas, no. I did not buy the bike locally. But the advice from RedCon1 was what I was looking for. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,503
Posted By genejockey

Clubs have rules and waivers so that randos...

Clubs have rules and waivers so that randos showing up and maybe causing accidents don't put them in legal liability. Rides that don't have rules and waivers often lack a designated leader or club...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By WhyFi

Leather cycling shoes aren't really the norm,...

Leather cycling shoes aren't really the norm, anymore, either - Lake still has some as does Sidi, IIRC - so stretching may not be an option for many of the shoes with synthetic uppers out there. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By mvnsnd

Agreed, order from Competitive Cyclist. Give a...

Agreed, order from Competitive Cyclist. Give a gearhead a call and tell them what you're looking for. They have a great return policy as well.
...
08-02-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By indyfabz

A long time ago I bought a saddle off eBay. ...

A long time ago I bought a saddle off eBay. Allegedly a Selle Italia. The thing started wearing almost immediately and was toast before the end of the summer. I am sure it was fake.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Sy Reene

do you have the GP5k "TL" or newer "TR" model...

do you have the GP5k "TL" or newer "TR" model tires? I understand the TRs are made narrower
07-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By AGG883

Just a fluke!

Thanks for the responses on this problem. I got to thinking and remeasured the original pedals that were marked (L BR) and (R BR) which made me think they were British Standard Whitworth. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Trsnrtr

Yep. Counterfeiters seem to be able to make...

Yep. Counterfeiters seem to be able to make anything and duplicate packaging. I bought some "Shimano" SPD-SL cleats last year that lasted a couple weeks. You could tell they were brittle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,803
Posted By genejockey

Since the acquisition was only announced a month...

Since the acquisition was only announced a month ago, and hasn't yet closed AFAIK, it still IS family owned, so there's that.
07-21-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,067
Posted By Chuck M

:popcorn Given how the last bot thread went...

:popcorn
Given how the last bot thread went several pages before it got shut down and the way folks argue about chain lube, this should be interesting.
07-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By greatbasin

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This...

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This is a stainless-steel specific acid flux. I use this with acid-core silver solder (Fourney). I tried both my iron (Weller WES51) and a propane...
07-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You first described (above) a desire to reduce...

You first described (above) a desire to reduce the travel of the shift lever, i.e., the distance or how far the shift lever has to move to shift the chain onto the larger chain ring.



Yes,...
07-17-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By terrymorse

The Klein bikes had oversized tubing for...

The Klein bikes had oversized tubing for stiffness, not particularly for strength.

0.6 mm thick aluminum seems extremely thin. That's about 20 mils, and the thinnest commonly available Al tubing...
07-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,967
Posted By base2

I've showed these photos before. 20 inch...

I've showed these photos before. 20 inch chainstays. Here it is in road bike configuration right after I got it from the frame builder:...
06-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rolla

Since you seem quite confident and comfortable...

Since you seem quite confident and comfortable with your reasons for rejecting it, why do you feel the need to "get" it?
It's not for you; maybe just leave it at that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,695
Posted By datlas

Zombie thread. Question asked is from 2008.

Zombie thread. Question asked is from 2008.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThermionicScott

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes! ...

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes!

https://i.redd.it/zu8ua1h9dvf81.jpg
05-15-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,544
Posted By dddd

Did somebody say Varsity? The older ones have I...

Did somebody say Varsity? The older ones have I believe a 69-degree seat tube angle, so reversing the clamp is a no-brainer.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By sced

I got my wife into riding at the same time I got...

I got my wife into riding at the same time I got back into it after a many-year layoff due to raising a family. I built her a custom classic racing bike from mostly used parts and upgraded as she got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By tedder987

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up...

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up so I could try it. I think why the reviewers said it was lower up front is because there are 2 different duckbill spacers (not your normal spacers)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Mike F

I went from a 54 2017 to a 56 2022. The 56 seems...

I went from a 54 2017 to a 56 2022. The 56 seems to fit ME better. Im just shy of 5'10" and the specialized chart says I should be on a 54. My fitter suggested a 56 since I have long legs and Im a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By FrankTuna

They ship with an additional spacer that allows...

They ship with an additional spacer that allows you to run any standard stem designed for a 1-1/8" steerer. I'm running a Zipp stem on mine.
04-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bald Paul

New around these parts, are ya? :lol:

New around these parts, are ya? :lol:
03-27-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By BTinNYC

Nah, I go with nightvision goggles, a 10/22 with...

Nah, I go with nightvision goggles, a 10/22 with a can, and a map of where the preppers live.

JUST KIDDING!
I don't have a can.
03-14-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,013
Posted By Rolla

At my shop, we offer a 10% discount on any...

At my shop, we offer a 10% discount on any accessories purchased with a bike, so any "higher margin incentive" is mitigated. Moreover, Amazon and Walmart won't install your water bottle cage or show...
03-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,567
Posted By WhyFi

Did a Cadence ride with a gravel bike today,...

Did a Cadence ride with a gravel bike today, since my level of motivation was somewhere between Cadence and Brevet. It was a little harder than I'd expected - closer to Brevet than vanilla Cadence....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Sy Reene

weird considering BRR's comparison chart: ...

weird considering BRR's comparison chart:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1087x765/gp5k_sizecomparo_5cf06590a2064ba81c7e2217323ea8bda69a0d56.jpg
01-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,318
Posted By livedarklions

Aluminum is boomin.', man. Carbon gives me...

Aluminum is boomin.', man.

Carbon gives me a.....
Never mind.
01-24-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,318
Posted By veganbikes

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is...

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is for you but aluminum and carbon don't rhyme and there for are insufficient for a frame material. :lol:
01-18-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By coffeesnob

mr clean magic eraser

mr clean magic eraser
01-10-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,354
Posted By GhostRider62

Because cagers are killing us with impunity

Because cagers are killing us with impunity
12-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,227
Posted By Bald Paul

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. You see a 1970...

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.
You see a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 cruising down the street, and everyone gawks and thinks "Now, that's when muscle cars were real!" Yup, 13.8 seconds at 98.5 MPH in the...
12-01-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,567
Posted By genejockey

I went up the KOM 3 times - 2 with Coco and the...

I went up the KOM 3 times - 2 with Coco and the 3rd time I went off the front and left the group. That climb has so many little gradient changes, even negative gradient sections, that I had to watch...
12-01-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,567
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, and like I said, the experience with Coco...

Yeah, and like I said, the experience with Coco on Kappa Quest is VERY different from Watopia.
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