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01-20-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By 3speed

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll...

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll weigh it too, just for fun to see if that changes at all. No idea if itíll go up or down. Maybe up since Iím adding a dropper and beefier tires, but...
01-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Koyote

Fresh paint?

Fresh paint?
01-18-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By Kapusta

You have clearly never used Advent or Advent X....

You have clearly never used Advent or Advent X. But that does not seem to stop you from voicing a strong opinion about them.
01-18-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By Darth Lefty

Take a moment and consider a couple things ...

Take a moment and consider a couple things

1. 1x and boost create a lot of advantages, but not all of them apply to retrofit. One of the reasons is that it simplifies suspension optimization for...
01-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By 3speed

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the...

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the mountain stuff. Öbrifters, that is. The bar ends have too much play and ghost shift. I think theyíre their worst product. Iíd actually say their brifter...
01-17-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By shelbyfv

You don't want a goofy adjustable stem. Something...

You don't want a goofy adjustable stem. Something like the Surly Truckstop bar will give you 30mm w/o looking too weird. https://surlybikes.com/parts/truck_stop_bar Specialized has something similar...
01-16-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,706
Posted By majmt

https://i.imgur.com/E2v7zsE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/E2v7zsE.jpg
01-16-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,706
Posted By Paul Barnard

Interesting that you mention that road. As I was...

Interesting that you mention that road. As I was climbing from east to west, I pulled off to take a pic (not to rest, of course) A Harley rider pulled up. An older man and a girl who looked to be...
01-16-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,706
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ha! I ride motorcycles and am a member of...

Ha! I ride motorcycles and am a member of motorcycling forums. On one forum where the moderators let almost anything stand, they have had to shut down several bicycling threads on account of the...
01-15-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By 3speed

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth...

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth BB for $50 at the bike swap this morning, so looks like I'm going 11sp. Also scored some wider bars, a shorter stem, and some blue anodized blingy...
01-14-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,489
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Between Melrose and Twin Bridges, MT. Three cars in about 25 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,230
Posted By Psimet2001

Kind of offended noone tagged me in this. I still...

Kind of offended noone tagged me in this. I still design and build molds for and sell tubular wheels.

No.

Not all tubulars are narrow. Its just that at one point in time we used to race on...
01-12-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,489
Posted By indyfabz

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone...

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone with MTB and road riding experience would legitimately not understand the "fascination" some have with gravel riding. I mean, just look at how many...
01-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By AeroGut

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used...

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used stuff rather than new, but it takes patience and time investment to find the good deals. You've got to scour craigslist, pinkbike etc regularly and...
01-11-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,489
Posted By PeteHski

I think those people simply felt intimidated by a...

I think those people simply felt intimidated by a typical road bike with skinny tyres, harsh ride, aggressive geometry and the associated lycra! A mountain bike was simply more comfortable, more...
01-11-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,489
Posted By Gravel Rider

I'll take #3. Why ruin a roadie when all I ride...

I'll take #3.
Why ruin a roadie when all I ride is gravel?
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01-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,489
Posted By pdlamb

At the risk of oversimplification, there seem to...

At the risk of oversimplification, there seem to be a few classes of reasons:

1. Rider is afraid of traffic on roads.
2. Poor quality pavement on local roads.
3. Plentiful gravel roads near...
01-11-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By katsup

1x is more of a convenience upgrade rather than...

1x is more of a convenience upgrade rather than performance. You are not going to all of a sudden be faster with a 1x.

2x9 should work great and the parts are cheaper. If you stick with MTB,...
01-08-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,089
Posted By Korina

Is this the best explanation of chain stretch ever?

Yes. Yes it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWemvEfYoBY
01-08-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! Actually that was very helpful! Been...

Thanks! Actually that was very helpful! Been trying to better understand some of the differences so I do appreciate it.

Just started getting interested in MTN Biking a year ago rather than just...
01-08-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Darth Lefty

The current Marz Z2 has an open bath damper with...

The current Marz Z2 has an open bath damper with only one compression adjustment. In theory, this is a step down from cartridge dampers which have a volume compensating piston or bladder so the oil...
01-08-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Kapusta

With a used bike, it all comes down the the...

With a used bike, it all comes down the the condition, and a 5 year old bike could be great or terrible.

If the bike has seen light use, or seen heavier use but been well maintained, the...
01-08-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By travbikeman

I have some really great local shops that service...

I have some really great local shops that service Giant (Element Sports and Shepherdstown Bikes). This was the main reason, even though I do most of my own wrenching, the shops are very helpful on...
01-08-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By SpedFast

I always buy used higher end over new. But I like...

I always buy used higher end over new. But I like to tinker and have just enough knowledge to know when something is worn out. Even cars and clothing. If I can find a higher end one for the same...
01-08-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't think there is anything prohibitive about...

I don't think there is anything prohibitive about an older bike. I'd treat a used bike as an opportunity to try nicer stuff, starting with a fork that is better than Motion Control. I personally love...
01-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By travbikeman

My teenage son and I had been shopping around for...

My teenage son and I had been shopping around for FS for several months now. We did have similar questions as the OP and I did compare the Polygon heavily against my now Giant Trance.

My thoughts:...
01-07-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,941
Posted By genejockey

My experience with Canyon was very happy and...

My experience with Canyon was very happy and quite successful, but ONLY because I already had 3 road bikes that all fit very well and which have all their contact points within 1/2 cm of identical. I...
01-07-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Unless you find a used bike that has seen almost...

Unless you find a used bike that has seen almost no use and it is a screaming deal I would keep shopping for a good deal on a new bike. FS bikes have lots of moving parts and these can have...
01-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 682
Posted By Canker

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/products/coast-suspe...

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/products/coast-suspension-dropper-post-external
01-05-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By zandoval

Odd... The current Gravel Bikes look allot like...

Odd... The current Gravel Bikes look allot like old Mountain Bikes...
01-03-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By Korina

Except for the pouring rain and high winds... ...

Except for the pouring rain and high winds...
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...
01-03-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By smontanaro

The Now Ride...

The Now Ride (https://www.instagram.com/thenowride/) on Instagram has a frequent stream of bike memes. Often NSFW, but also often funny. Here's are a couple recent ones:
...
01-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By GlennR

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content...

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/dad-meme.jpg?fit=crop&w=510&h=285
01-03-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By P!N20

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRzx94tMls33_vINtsZfnq6fYG9CJcueb14A&usqp=CAU
01-02-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By C0UG4R

Not really a meme but I found it funny. ...

Not really a meme but I found it funny.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/820x1062/smartselect_20220102_173041_google_a60c829925f51c8822df6dcfb724844fc897dba1.jpg
01-02-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-02-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This should be a good thread. Memes are the best....

This should be a good thread. Memes are the best. :)

Probably my favorite here, and explanation of why I and a lot of people get turned off to soccer, even if it is a lot of fun to play (and I did...
01-02-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-02-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By delbiker1

I do not have a meme, but every time I see my ex,...

I do not have a meme, but every time I see my ex, she asks me how many bikes do I have now. Two years running it is the same number, 8.
01-02-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By Roger M

Bike Meme Thread

First off, if this isn't allowed, Mods please delete.

My son went on a meme texting rampage this weekend(all directed at me). I thought they're pretty funny, and can relate to them.

So post em...
01-01-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By ofajen

It may help if you think of the difference...

It may help if you think of the difference between using a pole to propel a punt versus paddling a boat. Different systems. The punt is more like a bike, since the force is applied to the bottom...
01-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By PeteHski

No, you are confusing the power of the head wind...

No, you are confusing the power of the head wind with the power of the cyclist. The cyclist only sees the force component of the head wind power. The power the cyclist requires to move forward...
01-01-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By ofajen

Simple. Itís just noting the difference between...

Simple. Itís just noting the difference between force and power.

Relative wind speed is what determines the force of air drag acting on bike and rider. But to require power (the rate at which you...
01-01-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By seypat

Are we being tested on this? It wasn't listed in...

Are we being tested on this? It wasn't listed in the syllabus.
01-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By Racing Dan

According to bicyclecalculator the answer is NO...

According to bicyclecalculator the answer is NO (but maybe YES :-)

Riding 100mph in 0mph wind takes 21508w
Riding 50mph in 50mph headwind takes 10754w
Riding 1mph into a 100mph headwind takes...
12-31-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By burnthesheep

Ground effect versus ďanemometerĒ wind speed...

Ground effect versus ďanemometerĒ wind speed presented by the local weather station is not equivalent.

So, best bet is, local weather station says Ď10mph windí you get a third that actual ground...
12-31-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,343
Posted By pennpaul

Have a play around with this website. You'll see...

Have a play around with this website. You'll see the relationship is not as simple as you think. If you are a 75kg rider with 10kg bike, you would need to produce just 42.1W to go 16kph. Add in a...
12-31-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,995
Posted By 55murray

Late one evening I did a bad, chattering shift...

Late one evening I did a bad, chattering shift and a racoon off the side of the road yelled at me (true story). I certainly felt i deserved it.
12-31-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Chilepines

cyclezen makes a really good point. The OP does...

cyclezen makes a really good point. The OP does not mention where's hands are numb. Numbness in the medial fingers (thumb, index and middle) is from the median nerve, numbness in the lateral fingers...
12-30-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By cyclic_eric

I also find that a change of a few millimeters...

I also find that a change of a few millimeters makes a big difference in comfort and performance.
I think you'll like this stem comparison site (link below). It allows you to input specs from two...
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