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09-24-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By cuevélo

Another possibility is that your highest/smallest...

Another possibility is that your highest/smallest sprocket is not correctly aligned. Is the small sprocket tight, and the rest are loose?
09-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By urbanknight

Since I don't see it mentioned, is it possible...

Since I don't see it mentioned, is it possible you're overtightening the stem nut? That could put a tear right where you described.
09-21-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By mikeymichaels

Every time I work on my car or bike, I tell...

Every time I work on my car or bike, I tell myself, "I hope I don't mess something up."

You got this!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By DaveSSS

Sizing up might be done to raise the bars 20mm...

Sizing up might be done to raise the bars 20mm and only require a 10mm shorter stem to get the same reach.
09-19-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Hondo6

Tange makes excellent components. I'd have zero...

Tange makes excellent components. I'd have zero qualms about using one of those, either.
09-19-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By cb400bill

I found these for cheap on FB Marketplace and...

I found these for cheap on FB Marketplace and jumped on them.
09-19-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By mprince

Foldable tires commonly come folded in a box or...

Foldable tires commonly come folded in a box or sleeve. Rigid-bead tires are sold in hoop form. Sounds like you bought a foldable tire...
09-19-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Crankycrank

I like to mention that on my 8-10 speed KMC...

I like to mention that on my 8-10 speed KMC chains that I often use the same quick link for around 10-12K miles and almost 3 chains before there is visible wear in the QL. They get removed and...
09-19-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By rm -rf

I used to buy Pearl Izumi Elite Gel. I liked them...

I used to buy Pearl Izumi Elite Gel. I liked them at the time, but the padding flattens out quite soon. I switched to Giro Strade Dure Supergel...
09-19-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By cyrano138

Nail polish remover, which is acetone. Just don't...

Nail polish remover, which is acetone. Just don't use it on resin.
09-19-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By urbanknight

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the...

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the time for all of my sticky residue needs. Goof Off is more heavy duty, but might harm the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By aliasfox

Yes, there really shouldn't be any changes. the...

Yes, there really shouldn't be any changes. the PG-1170 is a drop-in replacement for Shimano 11-speed systems.

As for chain length, as long as your minimum number of teeth are the same (11t back,...
09-17-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By alcjphil

Removing the freewheel from your old wheel won't...

Removing the freewheel from your old wheel won't solve your problem since your new wheel doesn't need a freewheel, it needs a cassette. Since your freewheel is probably 7 speed and your new wheel is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By genejockey

Where I ride, it's a mix of suburban streets and...

Where I ride, it's a mix of suburban streets and boulevards with lot of space for bikes, shoulderless two lane roads, two roads with big wide bike lanes, four lane roads with big wide bike lanes that...
09-16-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By cyccommute

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has been made...

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has been made undrinkable by the addition of compounds to make it poisonous or foul tasting. There are numerous ways to denature ethanol.

“Alcohol” is a class of...
09-16-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve had this discussion before....

I’ve had this discussion before. (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1214666-fuel-resupply-white-gas-2.html) Post 42 (https://www.bikeforums.net/21732463-post42.html) sums up what I’ve found. “White...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By ofajen

Getting the cleats right is important for saddle...

Getting the cleats right is important for saddle height and saddle fore-aft. If you change the cleats later, you will need to redo those other adjustments.

Put differently, the position of the...
09-15-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By cyccommute

Kerosene has similar issues to diesel. It...

Kerosene has similar issues to diesel. It doesn’t evaporate completely. Naphtha (camp fuel) is a reasonable replacement for mineral spirits as long as you are careful with it.

To be clear, you...
09-15-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By JohnDThompson

The degreaser itself may be biodegradeable, but...

The degreaser itself may be biodegradeable, but the stuff it removes from your bike components is not biodegradeable.

I like OMS because it is safe and effective, and can be reused multiple times...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By ericcox

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm...

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm a huge introvert, but if someone can hop on my wheel and hold it, fine. If they don't greet me, I'll usually say something to them. If someone passes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By Maelochs

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared...

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared space. I have an obligation to cooperate with other people in that shared space so that we all can make maximum use of it. Even if a lot of other...
09-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By HillRider

That's correct. Camp stove fuel (Coleman,...

That's correct. Camp stove fuel (Coleman, Crown, etc.) are basically gasoline without the additives and just as dangerously flammable. OMS and Kerosine are both safer and just as effective as...
09-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Iride01

Check the chain for wear before you spend your...

Check the chain for wear before you spend your time making it all clean and pretty. You can just measure with a steel tape or scale (ruler) from one pin and see what pin falls near the 12" mark. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kimmo

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with...

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with Di2, pretty flawless. Sounds a little crunchy during the shift compared to a Shimano cassette, but that's to be expected comparing CNCed to stamped....
09-11-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,112
Posted By Hondo6

Not bad as far as a manufacturer's/vendor's...

Not bad as far as a manufacturer's/vendor's "marketing spiel" for their product goes in terms of being obviously biased - but still IMO a marketing spiel designed to sell a product vice an unbiased...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,976
Posted By Leinster

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting,...

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting, you’re not trying to minimize disruption to cadence; you front shift when you need to make a significant change to your cadence and/or when meeting a...
09-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By squirtdad

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can...

maybe something like the sram gx 2x11 so you can drop the wolf link? https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/rd-gx-11-a1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By chaadster

It’s an F3 Cycling FormMount with optional cam...

It’s an F3 Cycling FormMount with optional cam mount and color plate:

https://www.f3cycling.com/formmount
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,578
Posted By genejockey

Incorrect. ...

Incorrect.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,578
Posted By genejockey

The key is always buying cheaper bikes than your...

The key is always buying cheaper bikes than your existing one, so you don't feel so bad if they don't measure up. ;)
09-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By dedhed

Define "jockey wheels mess up". While Acera is...

Define "jockey wheels mess up". While Acera is near the bottom of their line up, pretty much any Shimano RD is pretty bulletproof for a few thousand miles with at least minimal maintenance.

Makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,690
Posted By shelbyfv

I've forgotten to bring my bike.:o Weird...

I've forgotten to bring my bike.:o Weird experience to open the back of the truck, no bike. I'd driven 30 minutes to the ride. Everyone had a laugh. Just last week a friend showed up with two left...
08-28-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By kingston

I have one and have built several wheel sets with...

I have one and have built several wheel sets with it. It's good enough that I have a hard time justifying a nicer one for how little I use it, but it's crappy enough that I wish I had something nicer...
08-28-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By 70sSanO

The quick answer is 126 (7) to 130 (8-10) the...

The quick answer is 126 (7) to 130 (8-10) the increase is all in the freehub body equally divided between DS and NDS.

130 (8-10) to 135 (8-10) basically just moves the same freehub out 2.5mm. I...
08-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By well biked

Very important: find some new bike repair people.

Very important: find some new bike repair people.
08-28-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Treefort site listed two spindle lengths: 113...

The Treefort site listed two spindle lengths: 113 and 118. These are for the 68 and 73mm BB shells respectively. Wider spindle for wider BB. Narrower spindle for narrower BB. It’s that simple.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By hayden52

I use an air compressor for all kinds of stuff,...

I use an air compressor for all kinds of stuff, except bike tires. The hand pump is just too convenient.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By Eric F

It's a muscle memory movement pattern. Practice...

It's a muscle memory movement pattern. Practice unclipping until the movement is unconscious. With both feet.

Something I learned from my time as a musician that is applicable with a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By msu2001la

I do love the thought of someone out on their new...

I do love the thought of someone out on their new hybrid and just cruising along on a flat road in top gear at 25mph and being like "why is this bike so slow?".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By PeteHski

As far as I can tell she hasn’t even ridden the...

As far as I can tell she hasn’t even ridden the bike yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By bblevens

So a guy like me who physically isn't able to be...

So a guy like me who physically isn't able to be a fast monster rider but loves to ride and is fortunate enough to be able to afford good bikes and decent kit is a poseur? (I think the term you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By caloso

I don't mind those riders. In my experience,...

I don't mind those riders. In my experience, they know how to handle a bike. What I hate are the people riding 30mph in the bike lane on what's essentially an electric moped. Yes, it has pedals...
08-22-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By Iride01

I find listing for new Shimano cranks for less...

I find listing for new Shimano cranks for less than 100 bucks at plenty of places. Don't just look on ebay or Amazon, you probably won't find a deal there.

However the current state of anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By tempocyclist

Nice one. There's something very rewarding about...

Nice one. There's something very rewarding about being able to finely tune your own bikes.

Enjoy the ride! 😃
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By Rdmonster69

I condemn everyone on an e-bike .... usually...

I condemn everyone on an e-bike .... usually under my breath tho ....dangerous to mouth off to people that aint breathing hard !!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By Andy Somnifac

All that matters is that they're enjoying...

All that matters is that they're enjoying themselves. They could be wearing a Big Bird costume or a full race kit, as long as they're not endangering anyone else, their enjoyment is the proverbial...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By Koyote

The OP confuses fashion with style. One can be...

The OP confuses fashion with style. One can be bought, one cannot.
08-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual...

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual suspects. Dissimilar materials with correspondingly different properties of expansion as well as different flex characteristics causing a crack in the...
08-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By JohnDThompson

That was my first thought. That the "crack" is...

That was my first thought. That the "crack" is straight, and perpendicular to the axis of the fork blade makes me think it might be a joint where a metal fork end is bonded to the carbon fiber blade....
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