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01-30-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,738
Posted By RB1-luvr

14 bikes, lots of overlap. I only ride about...

14 bikes, lots of overlap. I only ride about 2500 miles per year, so none get a lot of use per year. If I find a new bike and like it a lot, it'll get 650 miles the first year.
01-29-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,738
Posted By mobilemail

Which leads me to the question, how many is...

Which leads me to the question, how many is "many"?

I have several bikes. I rode about 2k miles last year, the highest mileage bike had about 600 miles on it. Chains and tires last forever!!!
01-29-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,738
Posted By wheelreason

Some cyclists think they are golfers... :)

Some cyclists think they are golfers... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-24, 12:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,147
Posted By Sierra_rider

According to the inflation calculator I used, the...

According to the inflation calculator I used, the price cap for bike suggestions on this thread can now be $2498.76.
01-01-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,894
Posted By Bald Paul

Forget about steel, Ti, and carbon frames. I...

Forget about steel, Ti, and carbon frames.
I built this bike up from a frameset made of Unobtainium, a material that has zero weight, yet is incredibly strong. The bike weighed only the total of the...
11-29-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,484
Posted By Alan K

That, indeed, is sad! I haven’t bought new...

That, indeed, is sad!
I haven’t bought new bicycle in a long time - my wife extracted a promise from me a few years ago that since I have too many bikes, if I want to buy another one, two of the...
11-24-23, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By urbanknight

I have been using black silicone tape for years...

I have been using black silicone tape for years now and love it. It comes in other colors as well (red, white, yellow, blue). I make the overlap wide enough that the end fits over it all, and I cut...
11-23-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By mstateglfr

Do 2 wraps with it pulled tight that are as wide...

Do 2 wraps with it pulled tight that are as wide as the tape is naturally wide. Then ease off the pressure and wrap half a turn with the tape lacking tension. The untensioned tape will be the same...
11-23-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By fastbike

I've built many wheels for 349 (Brompton), 369...

I've built many wheels for 349 (Brompton), 369 (Moulton)and 406 (Moulton), as wheel as wheels for 26 and 700C bikes. Probably around 50 in the last two decades.
I now cut my own spokes and thread...
11-22-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,140
Posted By Eric F

A friend of mine used to have a policy of not...

A friend of mine used to have a policy of not riding if the temperature (Fdeg) was less than his age. He turned 60 this year. He dropped that policy some years ago because it started being really...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,808
Posted By aliasfox

This is my pandemic build. She’s a Cannondale...

This is my pandemic build. She’s a Cannondale CAAD8, named Cammy.

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She is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 02:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,808
Posted By ebow3d

My CAAD12 rim brake with Ultegra 6800 weighs...

My CAAD12 rim brake with Ultegra 6800 weighs 6.9kg - not sure what that is in American. Just use lightweight parts, like carbon handlebars, seatpost, seat, etc. Also, I use tpu tubes which are...
11-13-23, 02:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,394
Posted By FBinNY

I prefer something beyond hand tight to keep it...

I prefer something beyond hand tight to keep it from walking back when pulling the crank.

Likewise, be sure to grease as noted for the same reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,876
Posted By choddo

Did you specifically search for threads about...

Did you specifically search for threads about being 5’10.5 and riding 60cm frames so you could tell people about it and this was the only one? Cos I don’t reckon the OP is still in a quandary about...
11-02-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By blakcloud

My favourite flat bar bike. Urban Racer...

My favourite flat bar bike. Urban Racer Speedvagen.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,296
Posted By aliasfox

Short answer is not really. Three things happened...

Short answer is not really. Three things happened in the past decade:
1. Cannondale got purchased, and frame manufacturing shifted from Pennsylvania to China. US built CAADs have smooth welds,...
11-01-23, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By sweeks

Thanks. I enjoyed building them, and as an...

Thanks. I enjoyed building them, and as an amateur bike mechanic I get a good deal of satisfaction out of riding on wheels I put together.
The valve thing is actually why I started doing this. I had...
10-31-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By FBinNY

That makes sense. Note also that 2 is the max...

That makes sense. Note also that 2 is the max cross on 20 or 24h. However with flanges that size you'll probably want 1x, especially on 20h.
10-31-23, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By 9794292

I appreciate it. In the end, the fault is mine...

I appreciate it. In the end, the fault is mine for not contacting Garmin with my query before buying.

Regarding the kinomap, I wasn't even aware of that, however, for 1500USD (what I paid...
10-31-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By PeteHski

When I do sprints on my Kickr Bike or Elite...

When I do sprints on my Kickr Bike or Elite Direto X trainer I simply set the resistance to simulate a slight slope (1 or 2%) and then sprint in a high gear as I would outdoors. For recovery I just...
10-31-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By tcs

Sunny Spokes will cut any length you need. ...

Sunny Spokes will cut any length you need.

If they need to be cut and threaded, you can go with single-butted.
10-31-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By FBinNY

Take a look at that 182mm spoke. There's...

Take a look at that 182mm spoke. There's certainly a stretch of unthreated 2mm. Odds are it's at least 10mm, leaving room for the thread to be extended. The rest is a question of careful measurements...
10-31-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By maddog34

Double butted Spokes are available down to a...

Double butted Spokes are available down to a 170mm length, at least... on Ebay, etc.....
there may be other optional lengths, and there will be many other sources.

contact your local BMX-oriented...
10-31-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,983
Posted By mstateglfr

OP says he uses bar end shifters. 7 different...

OP says he uses bar end shifters.
7 different posters suggest a bar end plug style mirror.
Classic BF thread.
10-31-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By FBinNY

Producing DB spokes involves 2 steps; producing...

Producing DB spokes involves 2 steps; producing the blank with a given length thin section, then making the various lengths. Typically, makers will use the same blank for a range of lengths spanning...
10-31-23, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Jeff Wills

I have been able to buy 14 gauge and 15 gauge...

I have been able to buy 14 gauge and 15 gauge straight spokes through Universal Cycles for 20” wheels for many years. I looked for butted but never found them. It’s been a while since I looked though.
10-31-23, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Their shortest lengths should just get you in. ...

Their shortest lengths should just get you in.
However, NOT knowing the actual ERD of the rim and PCD of the hubs.....
https://wheelbuilder.com/sapim-race-double-butted-spoke/

Use one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By 13ollocks

On a group ride a couple of years ago - double...

On a group ride a couple of years ago - double pace line, a truck buzzes us very close, horn blaring and the passenger giving us the finger as it passed etc. I was on the inside line, so the guy to...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By ericlowney

Well I opted for the Carradice Cadet - it was the...

Well I opted for the Carradice Cadet - it was the smallest bag that I thought I could reasonably fit my laptop in. Tonight was my first ride with it installed and loaded, just a quick grocery run,...
10-30-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,654
Posted By Eric F

Bovine Classic (Feisty version) in Atascadero on...

Bovine Classic (Feisty version) in Atascadero on Saturday. A hard ride in beautiful Central Coast wine country. The event was excellent, and the scenery was spectacular....
10-13-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,654
Posted By Noonievut

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A great time of year to ride!
Forum: Commuting
10-05-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By noglider

I have this one...

I have this one (https://velo-orange.com/collections/front-racks/products/vo-constructeur-front-rack). It's quite time consuming to install and remove, but once it's on, it works well. I decided my...
09-23-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By SoSmellyAir

In SoCal? A big blob of vaseline on each...

In SoCal? A big blob of vaseline on each cheekbone and cheek.
09-15-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,496
Posted By Speedway2

I swapped the drops for bullhorns on my SS...

I swapped the drops for bullhorns on my SS Langster a few years ago.
I personally like the "look" and found I got better stopping power/leverage with the bar-end levers. Not riding in the drops...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By sallen73

check out Soma Fab - they have a few options. i...

check out Soma Fab - they have a few options.
i have the stainless porteur rack on one of my bikes, and that thing is a beast - i got doored and the rack came away pristine. the car door, not so...
09-14-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,380
Posted By JoeyBike

I worked for a couple of summers in a small town...

I worked for a couple of summers in a small town where ALL of the women were, ahem, "unattractive". I worked for a small company where I was the only male, and all of the women were single. Can you...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By bOsscO

Ahhh missed that detail; good luck.

Ahhh missed that detail; good luck.
09-11-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,803
Posted By Reynolds

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,773
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't think ease of repair has ever entered my...

I don't think ease of repair has ever entered my decision making process for bikes.
09-05-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,682
Posted By Eric F

Kids, these days!!! Back in my day, we rode...

Kids, these days!!! Back in my day, we rode bikes with 3 chainrings...in the snow...uphill both ways!!
09-04-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,654
Posted By Sierra_rider

Nothing too scenic today. Very mild temperatures...

Nothing too scenic today. Very mild temperatures have me riding out my back yard instead of venturing up higher in the mountains.
...
09-04-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,654
Posted By Noonievut

First ride on the Cambium C17. Not bad but need...

First ride on the Cambium C17. Not bad but need more time on it.

nice trail ride early before humidity hits 40...
09-03-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,654
Posted By Eric F

Yesterday’s ride on damp dirt, under cloudy...

Yesterday’s ride on damp dirt, under cloudy skies. However, it wasn’t cold, and the traction was excellent - hero dirt!! I caught some light rain in the last 20 minutes, but it was just fine.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By chaadster

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08-29-23, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,524
Posted By sean.hwy

Seems like if I am in something that requires...

Seems like if I am in something that requires more than 32/38mm gravel slick on my drop bar gravel bike it does not matter what tire I put it on I would much rather be on my xc blur mountain bike.
08-19-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Koyote

Many years ago, my local cobbler re-covered an...

Many years ago, my local cobbler re-covered an old saddle for me with a nice piece of smooth leather from his scraps pile. I have no recollection, but can't imagine that I paid him more than $20 or...
08-19-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By SkinGriz

Sometimes I think doing something like this seems...

Sometimes I think doing something like this seems interesting. And I’ll save a little money.

Then I realize how little dollars per hour I’ll make repairing it.

And how far behind I am in other...
08-17-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,998
Posted By Paul_P

Now that I'm in an appartment, I clamp my truing...

Now that I'm in an appartment, I clamp my truing stand to my kitchen table with a couple of C-clamps (taking care to protect the table).

The Minoura can be screwed to a board and then clamp that...
08-16-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By oldbobcat

In my experience sitting up is more to facilitate...

In my experience sitting up is more to facilitate breathing. My sitting "power angle" for climbing is the same as for flats--hands throttling the hoods and elbows bent. Obviously, this is not...
08-16-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Iride01

I don't agree with sitting up to climb. Some of...

I don't agree with sitting up to climb. Some of my climbs I'm over 16 mph. And a few I top out during a all out effort with 21 mph average. On those high effort climbs I find that staying in the...
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