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06-26-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,757
Posted By vane171

I believe they know but it is usually because it...

I believe they know but it is usually because it is the shorter way to get somewhere without much bother.

However, riding a bike against traffic while believing its safer that way, that takes the...
06-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By vane171

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of...

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of the chainstay tube but as has been said, most likely it is just a cosmetic damage. The tapping could just detect the paint surface tension which has...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,081
Posted By vane171

I see that it can be read like you did, still it...

I see that it can be read like you did, still it holds up if you read the whole paragraph and have some good will to boot. :D

What I meant, that folks who furiously spin up hills while barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,081
Posted By vane171

That 'sit and spin' makes people look like a...

That 'sit and spin' makes people look like a character from comics pages, when their legs go into a blur under them while they gain little ground under them. In such a case, I'd rather dismount and...
06-13-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,922
Posted By vane171

What is a typical club fee? And what do people...

What is a typical club fee? And what do people get for it? Only the organized rides or some other benefits?

No drop rides strike me as necessarily being an undemanding 'social rides' on some...
06-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,709
Posted By vane171

Isn't this bike model made to ride rough roads,...

Isn't this bike model made to ride rough roads, even cobbles comfortably? Maybe they made it to ride rough all the time, so you get used to it on smooth roads and when you come on the rough, you are...
06-06-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By vane171

I am lucky in that my BB is threaded and I have...

I am lucky in that my BB is threaded and I have already replaced it because the one that came with the bike had some friction in DS bearing (meaning I have the wrench and know how).

Don't know...
05-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,069
Posted By vane171

some thirty years ago, when I was thirty :D I was...

some thirty years ago, when I was thirty :D I was taking aerobic gym classes and thought it useless when the instructor would make us limb up with all kinds of stretching, even turning and swiveling...
04-27-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By vane171

If you went over the handlebars, then something...

If you went over the handlebars, then something must have got caught in the wheel and did the damage. By themselves, I mean spokes or the valve breaking, whatever and in what order they broke, it...
04-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,237
Posted By vane171

One trick that helps to start such threads is to...

One trick that helps to start such threads is to turn the part you want to screw in anticlockwise till you hear or feel a small click, then you can gingerly try to screw clockwise in but do not force...
04-17-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,232
Posted By vane171

I'd go with drinking warm liquids, notice I say...

I'd go with drinking warm liquids, notice I say liquids, not water. Maybe experiment what liquid you find acceptable when it is worm, some taste better than others.

I also don't think that cold...
03-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,328
Posted By vane171

Reminds me of the scene from a TDF when one of...

Reminds me of the scene from a TDF when one of the guys that went down was frantically looking for something around him and the commentator then clarified it, he was looking for his very expensive...
03-26-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By vane171

It would be popular in Texas :twitchy:

It would be popular in Texas :twitchy:
03-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By vane171

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from...

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from whether you talk about 23 or 25 vs much bigger sizes? Smaller tires need to run at higher pressure and wear makes them more sensitive to blowout. And the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By vane171

That makes you stand from the crowd, maybe in a...

That makes you stand from the crowd, maybe in a group ride, people can tell its you who is on their back?

BTW I like that 'come on' above about the 'winning riders coasting the most'. Loud freehub...
03-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,702
Posted By vane171

Bikes are somewhat like cars, the more expensive...

Bikes are somewhat like cars, the more expensive and later technology they are, the less likely is the average owner able to work on them at home. And if your bike cost is 3-5k and up, the cost of...
03-01-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,311
Posted By vane171

This has to do with the bicycle sport as such in...

This has to do with the bicycle sport as such in the respective countries. If you look at the history of the sport, in movie documentaries, magazines, newspaper coverage of races, Germany simply...
03-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,856
Posted By vane171

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider...

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider and I hooked on and we rode like that until we came to town and only reason I didn't go to the front was that the guy wouldn't let up (he knew all...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By vane171

I believe he meant exactly that. But it is a...

I believe he meant exactly that. But it is a separate buy and not cheap at all. Check out this review. They say it doesn't work with Zwift yet, though it works with many other platforms. I believe...
02-23-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By vane171

I recall seeing as a kid a front wheel brake on...

I recall seeing as a kid a front wheel brake on easy going town bikes that was a rubber pad pressing on the tire from above, like in this picture of bike made in 1900. But it was not anything antique...
02-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,718
Posted By vane171

I think this article is on topic here. ...

I think this article is on topic here.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/giuseppe-marinoni-steel-frames-and-family-heirlooms/



I am wondering if the future might be in composite materials,...
02-13-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,802
Posted By vane171

I kind of feel OP didn't need to add his opinion...

I kind of feel OP didn't need to add his opinion in this case, just brought the article to attention. That said, I favor very much that original posters should have an opinion, not just ask what...
02-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,485
Posted By vane171

When it comes to this forum, nobody knows what...

When it comes to this forum, nobody knows what iron I ride on, unless I post specifically about it. All that counts here is the insight you have into bicycling and mechanics of it generally.

On...
02-12-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,978
Posted By vane171

I tried to look among my history but I think it...

I tried to look among my history but I think it was a post that was not on a topic in the thread, as often happens, so hard to find. However you are in luck. I recalled I copied the picture of the...
12-24-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By vane171

Vendrame punched by motorist in road rage...

Vendrame punched by motorist in road rage incident (https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vendrame-punched-by-motorist-in-road-rage-incident/)
Quote from the article
"“I was riding towards Conegliano to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,506
Posted By vane171

I once wrote here on BF very similar comment as...

I once wrote here on BF very similar comment as to how market economy operates, what determines the selling price of anything and all that. But you said it even better, more cogently, if I recall my...
11-11-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By vane171

Aren't those end pieces made of some alloy, which...

Aren't those end pieces made of some alloy, which is then inserted into carbon stays some distance away from where the QR attaches?

I believe my bike didn't have the paint where the QR grips or...
10-25-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,423
Posted By vane171

He definitely doesn't have somebody like Froome...

He definitely doesn't have somebody like Froome has/had Richie Porte (I think, also I believe there was one other strong teammate like that) who showed that if Froome sometimes couldn't take even the...
10-14-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,403
Posted By vane171

Having a bike is like people having a dog. A dog...

Having a bike is like people having a dog. A dog gives you an 'excuse' to go out and walk about the place where you live, which you just wouldn't do if you didn't have the dog as you might be looked...
09-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 17,465
Posted By vane171

Not sure on this point (triathlon being...

Not sure on this point (triathlon being individual, not team sport (even if triathlon racers likely are part of a team, just not racing as a team), probably you have an argument there.

Thanks for...
08-29-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,500
Posted By vane171

fify[/QUOTE] HEY, you take that out or I...

fify[/QUOTE]

HEY, you take that out or I will have to report your post! That is not done, editing people's post to insert into their quote what they didn't write!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,978
Posted By vane171

Your brake cables I take it exit through a hole...

Your brake cables I take it exit through a hole in handlebars. so that is fine, but those who have them running under the tape along the bars probably need to fix the end of the wrap more firmly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By vane171

Not sure this qualifies for true empty road...

Not sure this qualifies for true empty road ahead, but this is the countryside where I ride bike. This uphill sometimes gets the better of me and I stop and take in the view, really to recover the...
08-13-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By vane171

Isn't it that bike riding is a good aerobic...

Isn't it that bike riding is a good aerobic exercise but in terms of exercising muscles, it is mostly leg muscles. It doesn't do that much for the body from the waist up. I am not the type to do any...
08-07-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,515
Posted By vane171

I defended Sagan in TDF when he was ousted...

I defended Sagan in TDF when he was ousted immediately as it happened (and later, after TDF was long done with, that decision was reversed, simply acknowledging what I saw as mere TV watcher right...
07-06-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By vane171

Thanks all, nice discussion. As to swapping out...

Thanks all, nice discussion. As to swapping out crankset, I would like to keep with the GXP bracket and hollow tech axle (GigaX Pipe) and that limits what's available out there, in used department...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By vane171

That's why the experts, like the one above here,...

That's why the experts, like the one above here, ride the toe clips. That would cover you in all those three cases.

@79pmooney nice pic, nice everything. I share your age bracket and its...
06-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By vane171

I thought braze-ons in the early days used to be...

I thought braze-ons in the early days used to be only on the DT because drinking wasn't taken that seriously. Sort of like if you watch pro tenis from those early years, players didn't have towels to...
05-29-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,976
Posted By vane171

Ride your bike so as not to provoke car drivers...

Ride your bike so as not to provoke car drivers with your arrogant riding. Bike is not an automobile and should be ridden accordingly. I use both as most of us do and we don't cause problem....
05-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,909
Posted By vane171

Well, actually that is a considerable part of the...

Well, actually that is a considerable part of the bike choice for me, but in a different way than you think. I don't want to look like a mobile advertising when biking around villages in my end of...
05-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By vane171

You got here some definitive info regarding chain...

You got here some definitive info regarding chain wear, very worthwhile reading, but like with everything, one's own context is what determines how it applies to you. Myself I always like to know a...
05-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By vane171

I gather your chain is not skipping cogs and so,...

I gather your chain is not skipping cogs and so, why change it. You won't notice any upgrade with new chain, only upgrade will be in looks and the good feeling you got new chain, that you done...
05-07-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,127
Posted By vane171

I am not certain about the decade, it may have...

I am not certain about the decade, it may have been earlier. Its like I see that now before me, except I can't be sure it was gasoline you put in vehicles, may have been something like white gas...
05-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,170
Posted By vane171

It is threaded by the looks of it, would have...

It is threaded by the looks of it, would have posted picture but still don't have ten posts needed to be able to do that. What is that about 'facing', 'faced shell'? Is that some machining like on a...
05-03-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,170
Posted By vane171

Thanks a lot for such exhaustive answer. No...

Thanks a lot for such exhaustive answer. No wonder I was scratching my head how the load on bearings is adjusted. May get better idea after I take it apart. And as you say, likely the cap is there to...
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