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02-08-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By tcs

IMHO the best modern three-speed hub is the...

IMHO the best modern three-speed hub is the Sturmey-Archer...X-RF4 four speed!

Yep, just like in 1939, when you really wanted the FM or FW instead of the K hub or the AW.

The X-RF4 can be as...
02-08-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: The Sturmey 'rotary shift' three...

Fun fact: The Sturmey 'rotary shift' three speeds (RS-RF3) use an indexed (well, duh!) shifter with different cable pull than the classic Sturmey shifters of the last century. Oh, AND the rotaries...
02-08-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By PeteHski

I think the bike is the least important part of a...

I think the bike is the least important part of a pro team. The top-tier road bikes are all at the same level. I think the only significant variation is in TTs, where the bike, clothing and rider...
02-07-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Steel Charlie

That's a beauty! May well be the 3 speed of my...

That's a beauty! May well be the 3 speed of my dreams.

Many thanks for the info, folks.

Cheers
Charlie
02-07-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By hubcyclist

i race on an entry level Allez with claris. I am...

i race on an entry level Allez with claris. I am in fact faster than people who spend much more on bikes (I had two top 10 finishes in my field last year, and one of those could have been a podium...
02-07-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Darth Lefty

It seems like they just continue their...

It seems like they just continue their uninterrupted dominating relevance for city bikes
02-06-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By beng1

And boy that "LeToaster" rode like a charm, I...

And boy that "LeToaster" rode like a charm, I just love this bike, wow.
02-06-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By beng1

First outdoor February ride.....

It popped up above freezing yesterday after a few days close to zero-degrees, and the city streets happened to be free of ice and even most water/slush/mud so I got to skip the usual...
02-03-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By terrymorse

"Fist full of seatpost" method is reliable for...

"Fist full of seatpost" method is reliable for the vast majority. That's why it worked for so many years.

If you fit someone on a frame, and the seatpost was slammed, it was time to say "let's try...
02-03-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By romanlotus

1987 Cannondale SR600 found stored in a shed for over 30 years.

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02-03-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By smd4

There used to be a time when sizing a bike wasn't...

There used to be a time when sizing a bike wasn't a pain in the ass.
02-02-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By himespau

More recently, I think of the dropper post in...

More recently, I think of the dropper post in Milan-San Remo last year. Of course, being one of the best descenders in the world and being able to take some risks (that almost went wrong) certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By Iride01

I agree with that. The only thing revolutionary...

I agree with that. The only thing revolutionary about it is that Specialized decided to make a high dollar, lightweight bike with round tubes. And a bike with round tubes made from the same basic...
02-02-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By carpediemracing

You mention F1, and I love many aspects of F1, so...

You mention F1, and I love many aspects of F1, so you got my attention. I think there are a few times where the bike has made a difference, but those opportunities are now very hard to find, due to...
02-02-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,015
Posted By seypat

I didn't know mechanical was that slow. I thought...

I didn't know mechanical was that slow. I thought all of the modern groupsets shifted great. At least that's what you read here on the forums.
02-02-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,015
Posted By smd4

When the EMP happens, I'll still be able to shift...

When the EMP happens, I'll still be able to shift my bike gears...
02-02-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,015
Posted By TiHabanero

Not so sure there is less maintenance with...

Not so sure there is less maintenance with electronic shifting. The der mechs must be kept clean just like a mechanical mech, the shifters have batteries that need replacement once a year, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By PeteHski

The Aethos geometry is pretty standard compared...

The Aethos geometry is pretty standard compared to other modern bikes. So there is no reason why it would be any more or less stable on descents. CofG height depends entirely on BB height i.e how...
01-31-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Doge

When it comes to NON-Pro, NON-UCI, it can matter...

When it comes to NON-Pro, NON-UCI, it can matter quite a bit more. There are some bikes that fit the course better than others. The hilly bike, gravel, aero bike etc. Differences here matter.
In...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By noglider

Wow, you remember a lot. Thank you. The story of...

Wow, you remember a lot. Thank you. The story of where I am is on my blog. Iím not progressing as fast as I had hoped. Right now, Iím a substitute, serving as an assistant teacher. I do like the work...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By PeteHski

Objectively, there isn't going to be any...

Objectively, there isn't going to be any significant difference between the S-Works and standard frames. What you are paying for there is 114g and an S-Works logo. You could test the effect of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By Steve Lai

I suspect (but don't know for sure) if it is just...

I suspect (but don't know for sure) if it is just weight diff. FACT 12r could hv a very diff modulus/tensile quality to FACT10r. If so, not only the weight is diff, the stiffness/flex and overall...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,254
Posted By sean.hwy

Aetho's is a pretty bike. If I ever sell my Ibis...

Aetho's is a pretty bike. If I ever sell my Ibis MX. I want to buy a crux. Since I don't ride my bike's naked ( I mean the bike with no bags, tools, co2, pump, inner tubes etc... ) and I don't have...
01-30-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,312
Views: 1,239,492
Posted By TMonk

Won a TT yesterday, M35+ category, fourth fastest...

Won a TT yesterday, M35+ category, fourth fastest time overall. I'll start a thread for 2023 race results in a bit.

Coach wants me to ride for 18-20 hours this week. Shooting for 20. Gonna take...
01-30-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Eric F

GCN posted a video about the weights of the bikes...

GCN posted a video about the weights of the bikes being used at the Tour Down Under a couple of weeks ago. Interestingly, only 1 was within a pound of the UCI minimum weight. Until things start...
01-30-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few...

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few marginal gains to be had, UCI limits control size and weight minimums. Winners win because of racing skill and leveraging a talented team -- hardware...
01-29-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Cramic

How important is the bike?

Apologies if this is obvious. Just had my interest piqued today and a quick google search didnít throw up anything.

How important is the bike in racing?

Take F1. The guy with the fastest car...
01-29-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By Lombard

This would be my choice. But if you really need...

This would be my choice. But if you really need to ride that section, use the bike you have that will fit the widest tires and run them at the lowest pressures you can without getting pinch flats.
01-28-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,698
Views: 3,909,449
Posted By thumpism

It's a Huffy that took English lessons. ...

It's a Huffy that took English lessons.

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01-28-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26,698
Views: 3,909,449
Posted By markk900

ClydeClydeson : my understanding (and not direct...

ClydeClydeson : my understanding (and not direct experience) is that the higher level of unreliability in the later hubs was due to the machine tools used to manufacture the hubs not having been...
01-28-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26,698
Views: 3,909,449
Posted By tcs

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone...

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone TV commercial for putting "Einstein" (actor Paul Giamatti) on a rod-braked three-speed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 533,266
Posted By zaje

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 533,266
Posted By '02 nrs

1987 Schwinn Circuit matt black.

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01-26-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By livedarklions

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my...

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my book, but that works both ways. I argue with the people who tell people they shouldn't want the expensive bikes, parts and kit even though I don't...
01-26-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By PeteHski

That's what nearly everyone does when riding, but...

That's what nearly everyone does when riding, but what "feels" right depends to some extent on how you train and condition yourself. If you are not concerned about your performance then it doesn't...
01-26-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By rydabent

How about just riding with the cadence that feels...

How about just riding with the cadence that feels right at the time and place?
01-25-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,101
Posted By RustyJames

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift. I...

Good on you dad for your wonderful gift.

I wondered if the tech-fetish would start to get old at a shop that actually needs to service and repair bikes. Beyond the new tools every few years they...
01-25-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,101
Posted By smd4

The owner of Spoke Cycles here in Wake Forest...

The owner of Spoke Cycles here in Wake Forest concurs. He much prefers working on older bikes.
01-25-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,101
Posted By 52telecaster

I talked to the manager regularly and there is...

I talked to the manager regularly and there is big concern about modern bikes with hidden cabling. It takes quite a while to get comfortable working on and has no benefit for the average rider. They...
01-24-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By Doge

But why? It this about: -getting faster? ...

But why?
It this about:
-getting faster?
(for how long)
-going longer?
(how fast)
-Winning?

They are all different and the optimal training to do them is different. The most powerful...
01-24-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By livedarklions

I'm thinking that it is some old school thinking,...

I'm thinking that it is some old school thinking, and I'm very glad to hear people aren't saying this much these days. In principle, though, I think we've all been saying that the aerobic limits are...
01-24-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By livedarklions

This is one of those pieces of conventional...

This is one of those pieces of conventional wisdom I hear all the time that is just obviously wrong--that torque doesn't vary much from person to person so focus on cadence. It's obviously absurd as...
01-24-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,213
Posted By badger1

^^^ qft I always dreamt of having a firm with...

^^^ qft
I always dreamt of having a firm with this name:
Nasty, Solitary, Poor, Brutish, and Short LLC
Barristers & Solicitors
01-24-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By RChung

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many...

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many others would be able to. But I also think there are aero drag reasons both to use shorter cranks and taller gearing (which decreases pedal speed even...
01-24-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Dan Burkhart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UyHVWsvzQs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UyHVWsvzQs
01-24-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By tcs

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub...

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub gears: Sturmey-Archer began making a model of the AW without the "neutral" between gears 2 & 3 in 1984. They haven't made any AWs with the neutral since...
01-24-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By PeteHski

Modern road racing pros seem to favour the 90-100...

Modern road racing pros seem to favour the 90-100 rpm range as an average riding cadence. I don't think there is very much variation amongst them. They sprint at 120-130 ish rpm and may cruise...
01-23-23, 10:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By 79pmooney

Downhill on a fix gear. I"m not superman! ...

Downhill on a fix gear. I"m not superman!

We should keep in mind that this discussion really only matters for a rather small range of RPMs. 80-120. (Really 90-110.) Yes, some of us ride...
01-23-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe a Shimano 333? It's my understanding the...

Maybe a Shimano 333?
It's my understanding the internals are somewhat fragile and can break if the shift isn't spot on.
01-23-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,074
Posted By livedarklions

Notice that that also indicates that this effect...

Notice that that also indicates that this effect is going to be stronger on bigger people. I'm a big framed guy, it's a lot easier to build up muscle endurance for me than to speed up my cadence.
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