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11-02-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By csport

R1's are also designed for a shorter lever pull. ...

R1's are also designed for a shorter lever pull.


Hard to tell, it was quite a while ago. Also, I have cross levers which add to the cable friction. I know that I can easily slow down on short...
11-01-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By tyrion

Incorrect. He said it won't work...

Incorrect.



He said it won't work because of "fork ratings". My theory is (correct me if I'm wrong you mechanical engineers out there) is that the fork doesn't know what the size of the rotor...
11-01-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By katsup

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the...

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the Paul Klampers. You may be able to get them from Germany shops such as bike24 for around the same price.

I run Juin Tech R1 (105 R7000 levers) on my...
10-31-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By csport

There was an old post saying that TRP Spyres and...

There was an old post saying that TRP Spyres and HY/RD are Super SLR (https://www.bikeforums.net/19659817-post26.html) - they are made for the new Shimano cable pull. My Sora 3503...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

In the OP's situation I would buy/use the bicycle...

In the OP's situation I would buy/use the bicycle that I think would provide the most enjoyment of this bike commute and would not let the alleged estimated cost of commuting this distance by car...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Jedneck

I commute 16 miles each way using either a orbea...

I commute 16 miles each way using either a orbea onix or a cervelo p2k. Takes on average 55-60 minutes but on good day have done it in 44.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By ThermionicScott

Who cares if the OP is "representative" of the...

Who cares if the OP is "representative" of the population at large? I certainly don't.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By satrain18

Outside of North America, that commute would be...

Outside of North America, that commute would be no more than 2-3 miles, and after that, they would take public...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Eds0123

You need to enjoy your ride, for along time...

You need to enjoy your ride, for along time coming, Life is short do what gives you more joy getting on the road everyday 😊😊😊
Forum: Commuting
09-01-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Eds0123

You need to enjoy your ride, for along time...

You need to enjoy your ride, for along time coming, Life is short do what gives you more joy getting on the road everyday 😊😊😊
09-01-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By chas58

yeah, can't use a 700c motor in a 20" wheel, or...

yeah, can't use a 700c motor in a 20" wheel, or vice versa. (well, I do, so there is that).

For the motors I use, 32km/hr is about 200 rpm in a 700c wheel, and probably 330 rpm in a 20" wheel. ...
09-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By skookum

There is a religious divide between hub and mid...

There is a religious divide between hub and mid drive advocates, but if you are thinking of a hub motor, I would check out ebikes.ca. They have many options and there is plenty of info on their site,...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Schlafen

Go as fancy as you like rant

This is just a rant but I never understood the argument from commuter folks: maintenance is required regardless if beater or garage queen. Ignoring maintenance, is not the same as not requiring...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Korina

There's another option that no one's mentioned;...

There's another option that no one's mentioned; go longer. With a route that long, I'm sure you could find a longer one. Yes, it would extend your commute time, but it would give you more time in the...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By metz1295

Though I could definitely applaud the 'excuse for...

Though I could definitely applaud the 'excuse for a new bike' argument, unless you're planning to break commuter speed records every time you ride to work an upgraded bike will serve you no...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By rivers

11 miles. I normally average 13-14mph on my...

11 miles. I normally average 13-14mph on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By RoadKill

As soon as you put a rack on the bike, or wear a...

As soon as you put a rack on the bike, or wear a backpack, or a baggy rain coat, or anything else not aero then the fancy carbon aero bike won't be any faster than you mid-range aluminum bike. If you...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in...

You might gain enough time on the fancy bike in order to get back the time you spend brushing your teeth.

The further I get into my family life, the more I look at these sorts of things in terms...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,299
Posted By CliffordK

Commuting can be hard on a bike, but I'd get...

Commuting can be hard on a bike, but I'd get whatever you want.

A lightweight CF bike just feels good. I'd only go CF if you have good secure indoor parking at both ends.

As others have...
07-05-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Lazyass

For many years, like 25, I had restless leg but...

For many years, like 25, I had restless leg but it was actually restless foot. And major insomnia which had me taking multiple OTC sleep aids every night which started really screwing me up. A year...
05-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, your body's response is the reason that tri...

Yeah, your body's response is the reason that tri is so challenging. Thing is, riding a trainer casually 1-2 times/week means you weren't in cycling shape before you started running, so naturally...
05-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I highly recommend taking-up some kind of...

I highly recommend taking-up some kind of exercise that puts some stress on your bones as it's necessary for long-term bone health. The human body wasn't designed to ride a bicycle, so years of bike...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,163
Posted By mev

I am a native Dutch speaker. I have what I...

I am a native Dutch speaker.

I have what I call my "fake German" - that mostly consists of trying a mixture of the few German words I know, Dutch words with German accents and English words with...
02-05-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,537
Posted By t1k

Thank you for your kind words ... my skin is not...

Thank you for your kind words ... my skin is not as thick as I would like it to be and the posts like this keep my motivation high :)
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,372
Posted By mcours2006

alias5000, hope you're right.

alias5000, hope you're right.
11-04-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,175
Posted By hubcyclist

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just...

Apologies in advance for the snarkiness, I just see this way too often. Why the need to weigh in on riding outside when the question was about indoor product recommendations? Why is riding outside in...
09-10-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,915
Posted By mcours2006

I did intervals on the way home today to break up...

I did intervals on the way home today to break up the monotony. I would maintain a some set speed or effort for a predetermined distance, usually stop light/sign to next light/sign. Then recovery for...
08-22-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By tcs

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a...

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a nice bike if you've got a jones for one?
...
08-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By torger

Yokozuna Reaction Brake housing installed!

My Cannondale Road tandem was delivered with Jagwire CEX brake housing, which is their lowest grade. As a result the BB7 mechanical disc brakes were rather spongy, in fact it was difficult to at the...
08-08-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,022
Posted By SylvainG

Wonder if the LockPickingLawyer would be able to...

Wonder if the LockPickingLawyer would be able to open it...
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Happy Feet

True.. some. But that experience was gained...

True.. some. But that experience was gained ultimately by doing.

I think of a certain squishy former poster who had convinced himself that only the best would do.. preferably custom and argued...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,461
Posted By Dean V

I have ridden on them in the Netherlands and they...

I have ridden on them in the Netherlands and they are excellent.
You need to watch out for slower moving commuters but still much better than the alternative of riding on the street with cars in any...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,420
Posted By robertorolfo

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube. I've...

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube.

I've been using Finish Line Dry on my other bikes, and I'm happy with it, but it would indeed wear off pretty quick in the rain, so I decided to try the...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,420
Posted By 2_i

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing...

I was skeptical but, after reading glowing reviews on effectiveness of immersing chain in hot wax, I bought beeswax at a hardware store and immersed chain in the wax heated on a hotplate. Well, this...
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