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02-21-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By FBinNY

Not clear. Is the chain falling off when riding,...

Not clear. Is the chain falling off when riding, or only.when you're off the bike?

If the latter, consider that a certain amount of upper loop tension keeps the chain tugged down on sprockets....
02-17-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By obrentharris

Baking soda is cheap. I use a whole box (8oz.?)...

Baking soda is cheap. I use a whole box (8oz.?) in a frame bath. You will be fine letting the frames sit around for a day or two before purging them with baking soda. For extra protection you...
02-16-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By obrentharris

A word of caution. Don't dump the neutralizing...

A word of caution. Don't dump the neutralizing baking soda into the acid bath while the frame is in the bath. The reaction that takes place may discolor paint and damage fragile decals.

Better...
02-06-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 968,181
Posted By ascherer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-06-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,659
Posted By cyccommute

The salt isn’t going to do your chain any favors....

The salt isn’t going to do your chain any favors. The caustic rust remover just exacerbated the problem and probably enhanced any cracking that the salt started.

Road “salt” can be various...
02-05-24, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By Duragrouch

Exactly. I think in this case, the term would be...

Exactly. I think in this case, the term would be "clocked", and not timed. :) Proven on current bike, noticeable difference. Didn't know about the cone spalling until regreasing hubs, discovered,...
02-04-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,241
Posted By Iride01

Doesn't really matter how old it is as long as...

Doesn't really matter how old it is as long as it's in good repair. But what ever bike you use, it needs to fit you well. Putting 6 to 8 hours or more in the saddle will show everywhere a bike...
02-04-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,241
Posted By Crankycrank

Help us out with a little more info. Are you...

Help us out with a little more info. Are you going to ride across the country carrying camping gear and basically self-supported or just doing the ride with someone carrying everything for you or...
02-01-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Kai Winters

Buy a new trainer...

Buy a new trainer...
02-01-24, 04:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe, most people are right-handed? It's easier...

Maybe, most people are right-handed? It's easier to handle the rear QR with your right hand if it's on the right. And, easier to handle the front QR with your right hand if it's on the left, since...
01-31-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,247
Posted By Chombi1

I think that it's the mechanic in charge of the...

I think that it's the mechanic in charge of the bike that's deciding what side to put the QR lever at.
There seems to be some logic putting it on the drive side as operating the lever and managing...
01-30-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By noglider

I've been keeping track in my mind -- OK that's...

I've been keeping track in my mind -- OK that's not actually keeping track -- of which components are more crashworthy than others. As I mentioned, I worked as a shop mechanic on and off for many...
01-25-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Viich

SNAP should work if you use a wheel with a nutted...

SNAP should work if you use a wheel with a nutted axle and add the Tacx trainer-adapter nuts outside the nuts that actually hold the wheel on....
01-25-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By JohnDThompson

I always stretch the tires before gluing them....

I always stretch the tires before gluing them. Getting a new tire on the rim to stretch can be a challenge; I use zip-ties to hold the tire in place as I wrestle up the final section. Once it's on...
01-24-24, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By base2

Why send it back? You've already ripped off the...

Why send it back? You've already ripped off the Band-aid and purchased one. Your adaptors fit the current industry trend. Who knows? They could be perfect for your next bike. There is no wheel off...
01-24-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,860
Posted By 70sSanO

My old Park trues with tires on for lateral work....

My old Park trues with tires on for lateral work.

Radial would be tough.

John
01-21-24, 01:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,165
Posted By Maelochs

^ yeah, then some dude on an overpriced bike bobs...

^ yeah, then some dude on an overpriced bike bobs through the group yelling "Strava! Strava!" and the whole group hits each other and the pavement.

We need to keep it in mind: If everyone rode...
01-20-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,860
Posted By KCT1986

You may be asking for a little too much of bike...

You may be asking for a little too much of bike wheel. Even with high quality parts, there are limits. It may not be reasonable to expect perfectly straight, round and exactly even tension.

It's a...
01-19-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,290
Posted By steelbikeguy

that's a shame. There are bridges that give...

that's a shame.

There are bridges that give cyclists second thoughts. One that comes to mind is the former bridge across the Mississippi at Savannah, Illinois. It had a metal grate deck, so you...
01-17-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,190
Views: 401,385
Posted By DiabloScott

SHE is sniffing the old tire with 2-year old...

SHE is sniffing the old tire with 2-year old glue... while she's not perfectly behaved, she knows to keep her nose out of my dinner and my contact cement.
...
01-17-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,190
Views: 401,385
Posted By smontanaro

He's waiting for you to get done with the boring...

He's waiting for you to get done with the boring stuff so you can take him for a walk...
01-17-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,190
Views: 401,385
Posted By smontanaro

I don't think any one place is the best. You have...

I don't think any one place is the best. You have to look around and be patient.
01-17-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,887
Posted By Brad L

Here’s my 1989 Vitus 979 (all Mavic). These were...

Here’s my 1989 Vitus 979 (all Mavic). These were introduced in 1979 and raced extensively in the 1980s by Sean Kelly, including at Paris Roubaix. They’re no slouch.

...
01-17-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By 79pmooney

Cyclones broke when you crashed on them. ...

Cyclones broke when you crashed on them. Drawback of being the lightest derailleur, perhaps ever. (And that was the only penalty you paid for the light weight.) But ... SunTour made so many and...
01-17-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By rekmeyata

What?? Clunky shifting may be due to old fashion...

What?? Clunky shifting may be due to old fashion chain and freewheel? What year were you born?

I have a lot of bikes with old fashion derailleurs, chains, and freewheels, none of them shift...
01-16-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By Manny66

Besides being a very good derailleur, Ill give...

Besides being a very good derailleur, Ill give Suntour huge credit for designing a Derailleur that can be removed without having to disconnect the chain.
01-14-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,360
Posted By plumberroy

I do the same thing. When someone wants to pay me...

I do the same thing. When someone wants to pay me . Just help someone else when you can. Sometime in the early nineties I was having battery trouble with a car . Guy pulls up and jumps my car. When I...
01-14-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,860
Posted By 70sSanO

You might want to pick up an inexpensive dishing...

You might want to pick up an inexpensive dishing tool. I don’t know what they run these days. A pretty primitive tool, but does the job.

I bought a TS-2 30+ years ago from a Third Hand Catalog....
01-13-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 874,963
Posted By MrGastrognome

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a...

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a heated shop to cold set the Nishiki Bel Air to 130, install the BB, run cables and give the mechs a "close enough" adjustment....
01-13-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,887
Posted By Alan K

Learning doesn’t have to be about one thing or...

Learning doesn’t have to be about one thing or the other, knowing more is always better (satisfying and rewarding)!
01-13-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 874,963
Posted By BTinNYC

Wahoo Fitness will do that, show power and...

Wahoo Fitness will do that, show power and cadence. You load an interval workout too.
01-13-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,360
Posted By big chainring

Of course! Its part of cycling. Help others,...

Of course! Its part of cycling. Help others, others help you. Its a beautiful thing.

Doesnt have to be a mechanical to help out either. A few years ago I greeted a cyclist as I passed him. I had...
01-11-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27,053
Views: 3,074,160
Posted By 2cam16

Took out my latest project on it's shakedown ride...

Took out my latest project on it's shakedown ride this morning up in the mountains. What a fun bike so far. So easy to control, a bit plush in the climbs but on the downhills it's all business. I...
01-08-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By genejockey

I think in your case you're better off with a...

I think in your case you're better off with a wheel-on trainer, like the Kick'r Snap. BUT it might have a 130mm minimum requirement for the QR, which you can fix with 4 mm of washers on each side.
...
01-08-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By nlerner

I use a similar setup to Spaghetti Legs: Wahoo...

I use a similar setup to Spaghetti Legs: Wahoo kickr smart trainer and an 80s Lemond road bike. You don’t need a rear wheel, and I think my spacing is 126mm. Just did a Zwift workout as it snowed a...
01-08-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 968,181
Posted By locolobo13

Parked my bike here.. Went for an hour or so...

Parked my bike here.. Went for an hour or so birdwatching stroll..
http://i.imgur.com/yF3mubjl.jpg (https://imgur.com/yF3mubj)

Came back and realized I forgot to lock it. Got a decent pic of a...
01-07-24, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By Jimbo1983

Thanks for the reply. Do you know anything else...

Thanks for the reply. Do you know anything else about Ross Clark? That thread you linked is the only thing I have found in my searching online thus far, plus the small amount of info from the...
01-06-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's all kinds of things to factor into a...

There's all kinds of things to factor into a decision like this-

1. Purpose- what are you trying to do, and why are you doing it. If you're just trying new and different parts- derailleur changing...
01-04-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 968,181
Posted By Alan K

Advantage goes to bicycles when it comes to how...

Advantage goes to bicycles when it comes to how long a means of transportation lasts!
I think that my old Motibecane is approaching 50 but not quite there yet. ;)

...
01-03-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,027
Posted By SpedFast

It only took me 2 days of not riding to begin...

It only took me 2 days of not riding to begin feeling stiff in the morning when I climbed out of bed. Poor diet and inactivity don't take long to do their nasty on a body. Just turned 75.
If I can't...
01-02-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,027
Posted By Jay Turberville

Some people think its funny, when your nose is...

Some people think its funny,
when your nose is wet and runny.
But it s'not.
01-01-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,351
Posted By sweeks

I don't see anything wrong with knowledge for its...

I don't see anything wrong with knowledge for its own sake. Those who don't care don't have to be bothered, but it's not always certain where and when a piece of factual knowledge will be of use.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 624,626
Posted By Sierra_rider

From today's ride...a bit soggy at times:...

From today's ride...a bit soggy at times:...
12-30-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 874,963
Posted By Chuck M

Disassembled the RD on my rusty Carabela and...

Disassembled the RD on my rusty Carabela and cleaned the FD best I felt like doing. Fortunately the RD's parallelogram is aluminum or it would have been a mess. The FD's cage was a mess and besides...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,123,400
Posted By Fredo76

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Campagnolo Racing T crankset
12-27-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,027
Posted By Jay Turberville

I suppose a lot depends on your fitness level in...

I suppose a lot depends on your fitness level in your 20s/30s. I only started getting pretty fit by riding my bike in my late 20s and early 30s. And frankly, I never got particularly fast compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,123,400
Posted By Troul

^ nice color of yellow

^ nice color of yellow
12-24-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,027
Posted By JoeyBike

I feel as strong as ever for about 20-30 miles....

I feel as strong as ever for about 20-30 miles. But I don't feel like I am losing ground because I have zero desire to crank out 100+ mile rides, or even 50 miles. So I am as strong as ever for the...
12-24-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 874,963
Posted By Jay Turberville

I 3D printed it. I live in the Phoenix , AZ metro...

I 3D printed it. I live in the Phoenix , AZ metro area (Fountain Hills), and our summers are hot. I don't like warm water. Freezing bottles is unreliable. Ice doesn't last. So I use double walled...
12-23-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,224
Posted By Leisesturm

Neither of you are making a great case for this...

Neither of you are making a great case for this taking the lane stuff. You both agree it can work, but, clearly neither of you do it? What's up with that? FWIW, from the p.o.v of someone that has...
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