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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
Posted By indyfabz

+1. The ex and I met them several years ago at...

+1. The ex and I met them several years ago at the Philly Bike Expo. They were demonstrating the bending process at their booth. The ex mentioned that one of hers had broken while the bike was being...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 09:57 AM
04-13-24, 11:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,629
Posted By terrymorse

Fact check: Merckx never raced on a Trek.

Fact check: Merckx never raced on a Trek.
04-11-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,704
Posted By 13ollocks

I think there are any number of factors that can...

I think there are any number of factors that can initiate a speed wobble - road surface ruts, loose headset, unbalanced front wheel, etc - however, whether or not this relatively small input...
04-06-24, 06:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,527
Posted By JohnDThompson

Actually, you need a frame and fork designed to...

Actually, you need a frame and fork designed to handle disc brake loads, and hubs capable of mounting a brake rotor.




No. Machined brake tracks are a relatively modern feature. Unmachined...
04-04-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,608
Posted By VegasJen

Not going to get all that excited. Some people...

Not going to get all that excited. Some people here only get fulfillment from bashing others.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 20,449
Posted By Dave Mayer

The blindingly obvious solution is for the pros...

The blindingly obvious solution is for the pros to ride on tubulars. Tubular rims are more impact resistant, safer and lighter. I've inspected carbon tubular rims after massive impacts such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,390
Posted By seypat

I don't think it will save any watts. In fact, it...

I don't think it will save any watts. In fact, it will add a bunch of watts.......as in WTF are those things? :D
03-06-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By obrentharris

Link to Totally Tubular thread...

Link to Totally Tubular thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html).
Brent
03-04-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By terrymorse

I use 3m Scotch-Weld PR40 Instant Adhesive...

I use 3m Scotch-Weld PR40 Instant Adhesive (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/v000311416/).
03-03-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: March 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
"Solo Journey" - Oberlin, OH to Boston, MA
QUESTION MAN

The following articles from this issue were posted previously:
ROAD TEST - TELEDYNE Titan Titanium Frame...
02-27-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By FBinNY

No matter what, it boils down to wiggle room. ...

No matter what, it boils down to wiggle room.

Since this is an OEM wheel, it's a manufacturing or spec. defect, and IMO the manufacturer's responsibility to make it right.

To be clear, it's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By tomato coupe

He specifically mentioned a Lezyne mini pump...

He specifically mentioned a Lezyne mini pump model. Maybe a Zefal frame pump will work for him, but I'd guess a floor pump is not what he's looking for.
02-22-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Sactown_Albert

The Soul of a Bicycle (Richard Sachs Content)

My most recent build was an unexpected, but welcome, foray into how we connect with our vintage bicycles and their previous lives. These are the things that give a bicycle its soul. Not just the...
02-13-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,684
Posted By TiHabanero

As a service manager I loved disc brakes. Working...

As a service manager I loved disc brakes. Working on them required more time which in turn provided more labor charges. Trust me, it makes a difference on the bottom line.
02-10-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,002
Posted By ascherer

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Made it out for 20 miles today, official first ride on tubulars in at least 40...
02-10-24, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Andy

Andy
02-06-24, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By merziac

Here's some history, ...

Here's some history,

https://www.boltscience.com/pages/screw6.htm
01-28-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Piff

Honestly, it's not needed and I find it's better...

Honestly, it's not needed and I find it's better not to use a keyed washer, just a regular washer. The keyed washer may make it easier to torque down the locknut, but it's not worth the chance of...
01-24-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By FBinNY

This is the problem when people start measuring...

This is the problem when people start measuring stuff and suddenly discover how imprecise the real world is.

OTOH the deflection was less of an issue BITD, since we were riding narrower tires on...
01-24-24, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By Trakhak

FWIW, those of us who rode tubulars back when...

FWIW, those of us who rode tubulars back when they were the only choice for high-performance bikes imprinted on light-colored sidewalls. For decades, if you saw a bicycle with all-black tires, you...
01-22-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,675
Posted By 1simplexnut

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-17-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Trakhak

Don't know if it's still the case, but DT's...

Don't know if it's still the case, but DT's catalogs used to refer to their 2.0-mm plain-gauge spokes as "tandem gauge." I interpreted that to mean that they were meant to be used for the strongest...
01-02-24, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By Eyes Roll

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12-28-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,846
Posted By kklein24

I was searching for something and came across...

I was searching for something and came across this thread. This is Kirsten, Gary's wife. I can assure you he is alive and well. His main passion right now, and for the past several years, is...
12-27-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,955
Posted By Kilroy1988

bulgie is literally in here talking about his...

bulgie is literally in here talking about his experiences working at Ti Cycles alongside Dave. He posted right before you here. ;)

-Gregory
12-25-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

If you ever meet this tandem team, email me

I got a letter from an old college friend who's now a hospital administrator in Alpine, Texas. Knowing I was a tandemist, he relayed a story from one of his emergency room nurses. A couple tandem...
12-21-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,742
Posted By Maelochs

Wow ... interesting range of character studies...

Wow ... interesting range of character studies ...

here is my input (I say that to warn everyone to scroll past the rest of this post):

I have never ridden tubulars but have ridden tubeless and...
12-21-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,742
Posted By Dave Mayer

Low weight: tubulars obviously. It is not...

Low weight: tubulars obviously. It is not possible to build clinchers (tubeless or otherwise) that are lighter or stronger than tubulars using the same materials and designing for the same wheel...
12-05-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, but… If any of the spoke nipples are...

Yes, but… If any of the spoke nipples are deformed or become deformed during detensioning, replace them. It’s a good idea to have a few spare spoke nipples around for just this case. Brass (or...
11-27-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By SurferRosa

I wish I knew the metaphysics or chromatics...

I wish I knew the metaphysics or chromatics behind it. I'm just a normal sort with old rims, new rims, and a $5 digital caliper.
11-11-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By oldschoolbike

Probably any 2 x 10 drivetrain on any road bike...

Probably any 2 x 10 drivetrain on any road bike with relatively short chainstays will do this in one or two small/small gears if it has a 16 tooth chainring difference and a standard chainline. You...
11-06-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By jeirvine

Chances are the oils in the leather prevented the...

Chances are the oils in the leather prevented the paint from really soaking in or bonding. Before trying solvents or scrubbing, I would try carefully scraping it off with a fingernail, guitar pick,...
11-03-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,775
Posted By Trakhak

I've never cleaned a new chain, in almost 60...

I've never cleaned a new chain, in almost 60 years of buying a couple of dozen new racing bikes. In fact, I never clean chains, period. I wipe the outside of the chain with a cloth with some light...
11-03-23, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By FBinNY

They're nice rims and a steal at $50/pr. For...

They're nice rims and a steal at $50/pr. For general sport riding on decent roads they'll be fine even at your weight. The tire width limitation doesn't matter because your frame clearance is...
09-17-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...depends on the pedal and the straps. They...

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...depends on the pedal and the straps. They should stay where you put them, the buckles shouldn't move.
If I can do that without a twist, I do so. With some pedal/strap combinations, the twist...
09-15-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you have old spokes and nipples? I don't...

Do you have old spokes and nipples? I don't remember where I saw the directions for this tool, but it helps get the nipples threaded on by the same amount. Use a little threadlocker on the nipple...
09-15-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By mhespenheide

In general, I think it's a good idea to have at...

In general, I think it's a good idea to have at least a few mm of spacers so that you can potentially switch to a different headset at some point in the future if you need to. That way, you're not...
09-14-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By TMonk

I will say that riding a real, aggressive TT...

I will say that riding a real, aggressive TT position (not a tri position) can be quite dangerous on the open road. Like that is a legit downside. If I didn't have Fiesta Island a 20-30 min spin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,896
Posted By cyclezen

AN Old thread, but certainly always a subject...

AN Old thread, but certainly always a subject worth discussing...
To your Qs, Angles, 'Optimization' and engineering certainly comes into play when it comes to advancing equipment. But it's not...
07-21-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By obrentharris

Peter Mooney Frameset

$300 plus shipping. Seat tube 60cm center to center. Top tube 57.5cm center to center.

No dings or dents but several small areas with rust bubbles. My suspicion is that this frame was used on an...
05-16-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,200
Posted By Eric F

Don't think push-pull. Think circles. A...

Don't think push-pull. Think circles. A well-trained cyclist can apply force to the pedal for more of the circle. Sharing the workload among different muscle groups can leave the most powerful...
05-12-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,642
Posted By Hermes

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a...

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a flat course around a 4.1 mile island course with light winds, I can ride 18-19 mph at a tempo pace on my road bike. I can go faster on my TT bike and...
04-10-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,658
Posted By 3alarmer

...the threaded rod is slow and steady in nature....

...the threaded rod is slow and steady in nature. But it can be very inexact in results. The stays rarely spread equally on both sides of the frame (for a number of reasons.)
If you do decide to...
07-11-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,290
Posted By Doug Fattic

Custom frame builders build frames for...

Custom frame builders build frames for disproportionate people. Eventually they get sold again. Perhaps the customer insisted on 700C wheels when smaller ones would have been better. I remember...
01-29-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have often wished that a designer (or maybe the...

I have often wished that a designer (or maybe the bean counter that approves the designer's projects) would be required to work on what they make/sell. And not only in the comfort of a warm and dry...
09-09-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,775
Posted By cyclezen

Surprised that no one mentioned Maynard...

Surprised that no one mentioned Maynard Hershon...
Wrote wonderful articles about cycling... more about the 'riding' ethic than equipment...
I always looked forward to my next copy of Velonews...
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