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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-24, 06:37 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 20,449
Posted By seypat

There was a 2nd rock on the grassy knoll. I don't...

There was a 2nd rock on the grassy knoll. I don't think anyone's believing the single rock theory. It's just a conspiracy/cover up by Big Rim/Tire.
03-04-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By hayden52

I carry both my road bike and gravel bike with me...

I carry both my road bike and gravel bike with me and change according to the terrain. No need to change tire pressure as each one is calibrated properly.
02-28-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,630
Posted By Koyote

Yup. I once went to a hill climb...

Yup.

I once went to a hill climb competition in WV, and at the start I met a guy on a dirty and beat up SS who was wearing Carhartt pants with a bluetooth speaker hanging from a belt loop. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 20,449
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Why ruin a good rant with facts?

Why ruin a good rant with facts?
02-28-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,630
Posted By Koyote

But you certainly could ride the "racing...

But you certainly could ride the "racing superbike" with the same effort and exertion and hence get the same workout...You'd just be a little faster for the same mileage.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,760
Posted By phrantic09

The other option would be to buy the 105, go to...

The other option would be to buy the 105, go to Lordgun and grab a 105Di2 groupset for like $1000 (last I checked it was around there) and sell the full 105 groupset. That’d probably put you out like...
02-27-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Koyote

I wouldn't ride that wheel if you paid me. But...

I wouldn't ride that wheel if you paid me. But then, I paid good money for all of this dental work - don't want to risk it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,760
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized Aethos Comp, 105 Di2 is listed at...

Specialized Aethos Comp, 105 Di2 is listed at $3999 on the Specialized website, just a thought. I think they sell direct.
02-09-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,522
Posted By tomato coupe

Ah yes, racing against other cyclists that don't...

Ah yes, racing against other cyclists that don't know it's a race is a time-honored tradition.
12-17-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By biker128pedal

Keeping Cyclocross Alive

At 62 I road my first cyclocross race a couple of week an ago. First organized race in about 25 years. But the best part was my granddaughter road the kids race. She had a blast riding the course...
11-24-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,174
Posted By grolby

I replied to you 2 and half years ago on this...

I replied to you 2 and half years ago on this point, and I think I made some good points then, but I’ll reiterate and condense them here. First, it’s actually very common for older cyclocross bikes...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Smaug1

Congrats. That is a lot of work to make it into...

Congrats. That is a lot of work to make it into what you wanted, though.
I'd have been pissed at the different tire and valve specs; it's a bait & switch!
I've always liked the idea of a single...
10-18-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think I have been on a ride without the...

I don't think I have been on a ride without the means to fix a flat in the last 50 years.
10-16-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By Pratt

Work Stand, Boy Was I Dumb!

Just got a Park work stand. After I put it together, I put my bike on it and couldn't believe how easy it was to work on it. I'm still kicking myself for spending, literally, decades making bike...
10-16-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...despite the many references to fixed gear,...

.
...despite the many references to fixed gear, this bicycle is not one. Mentioned for clarification as to the various diagnoses offered. The OP offered a link to the bicycle in question.
10-16-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By alcjphil

The correct way to design a single speed bike...

The correct way to design a single speed bike with rear facing fork ends like yours is to locate the brake calliper on the chain stay rather than on the seat stay as yours has been done. That way the...
10-15-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Kontact

You want to avoid screwdrivers as they can chip...

You want to avoid screwdrivers as they can chip the pad. Use something wider at first, then a tire lever. If nothing else is working, insert a butter knife and push it above and below the pad at the...
10-12-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By facewizard

When you start a free account is only processes...

When you start a free account is only processes your last 50 rides. Subscriptions are yearly and are $30 USD. The subscription purchase will start the site processing all your Strava rides ever.

I...
10-11-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,439
Posted By fooferdoggie

transition is the color change and progressive...

transition is the color change and progressive are the bifocals or really trifocals. even though my eyes are pretty sensitive to light my regular glasses turn dark enough. the only time I have a...
10-11-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By wheelreason

I don't know, but I would suspect that they use...

I don't know, but I would suspect that they use whatever sealant they find to work best. Unlike wheels, pedals and other sponsored items that can't be really hidden or disguised easily, it would be...
10-10-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By aplcr0331

This is pretty popular… ...

This is pretty popular…

https://wandrer.earth/

Connects to Strava, seems to integrate decently.
10-10-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By groverdill

What's a good, simple way to track streets ridden?

I want to get to know the town I've lived in for close to 20 years a little better, and what better way than cycling? So my goal is to ride every street, road, and alley in my small-ish town. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By prj71

It's not that difficult if you use Strava, Garmin...

It's not that difficult if you use Strava, Garmin Connect or similar app paired with a bike computer. They have features where you can enter your bike and keep track of the mileage. 7 bikes in our...
10-09-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By spelger

it was good... ...

it was good...


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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By 88ss

The tires I was running before were Specialized...

The tires I was running before were Specialized Espoir, which I think is the Specialized attempt at something like a Gatorskin ??? It is a pretty fast tire but rides nowhere nearly as well as the...
10-03-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,260
Posted By PeteHski

I guess this is why JB has a spaceship and...

I guess this is why JB has a spaceship and billions of dollars while your LBS owner doesn’t.
10-02-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,509
Posted By rosefarts

Definitely for road racing. I’ve done...

Definitely for road racing.

I’ve done several gravel “races” in the past few years that are only grouped by age, something like 18-55.

Everybody starts, even the guys that are going to win....
10-01-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,509
Posted By indyfabz

After 23 consecutive years participating, I...

After 23 consecutive years participating, I retired from the second largest MS150 ride in the country because it got to be too much like a race. Some guy tried to squeeze by me on the right during a...
10-01-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,509
Posted By seypat

Noncompetitive race? Is that an oxymoron? Anyway,...

Noncompetitive race? Is that an oxymoron? Anyway, probably should have been some que sheets available.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By alcjphil

I am not familiar with those wheels, but most of...

I am not familiar with those wheels, but most of the time air leaking at the valve is because there is a problem with the tape elsewhere along the rim bed. Once air gets into the hollow rim, it will...
09-27-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By johnnylean

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By mstateglfr

Just buy some fully built wheels. ...

Just buy some fully built wheels.
https://btlos.com/cx-gravel/gravel-hook-carbon-wheels/700c-45mm-depth-gravel-cx-disc-carbon-wheels
$647 gets you a fully build wheelset with 45mm deep rims that...
09-24-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Paul Barnard

Colorado Riding Photos

The Rockies, and Crested Butte specifically, provide for a breathtaking (literally and figuratively) place to ride. I can never get enough of the place.
...
09-22-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,488
Posted By cyccommute

You missed the part about “prior to the...

You missed the part about “prior to the introduction of disc brakes”. Most every fork I’ve bought since the mid 90s has had lawyer lips on them. In the early 90s most bikes didn’t have lawyer lips...
09-20-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Broctoon

I'll add a few tips of my own onto what msu2001la...

I'll add a few tips of my own onto what msu2001la noted above.

- If possible, before installing a new tubeless tire, leave it out in the sun for a while to warm it up. When they're really warm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 67,759
Posted By yaw

Nah, it's a great place to live. No friction...

Nah, it's a great place to live.

No friction between neighbours, great longevity among inhabitants, people are clean, work is done efficiently, just splendid.
09-17-23, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,374
Posted By ihappy

I'll stick with my initial choice and go for the...

I'll stick with my initial choice and go for the Rockopper. It just feels like it suits my particular needs better, plus it's a brand new bike.
I lack experience so buying an used bike will have to...
09-13-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By HTupolev

The traditional option is to use several rounds...

The traditional option is to use several rounds of white spirits followed by a round of ethanol. This is effective, and the cost-of-entry for the raw material is very cheap, but there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,569
Posted By Point

I’d keep what you have and not stress over 2.5 mm...

I’d keep what you have and not stress over 2.5 mm of crank length.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By RCMoeur

Sales are... booming? :D

Sales are... booming? :D
09-12-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,754
Posted By Eric F

Both of those bikes have some uncommon features...

Both of those bikes have some uncommon features for the era they supposedly represent. Yes, they are from those eras, but not examples of typical setups.
09-12-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By Maelochs

I find wax lasts a long time .... and for anyone...

I find wax lasts a long time .... and for anyone who claims he can run an oil-lubed chain through his hand after 500 miles and it will not leave a mark ... yeah, I have been riding for like, 55 years...
09-11-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,892
Posted By tomato coupe

I have 17 stuffed animals on my handlebars, but...

I have 17 stuffed animals on my handlebars, but one doubles as a headlight.
09-10-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,728
Posted By Koyote

In your shoes, I would only choose a hydration...

In your shoes, I would only choose a hydration pack if I expect to be in an efficient pack or paceline that might blow through the aid stations. By carrying enough fluids, I could stay with them...
09-08-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By tomato coupe

This thread will never make it to 900 posts if...

This thread will never make it to 900 posts if people keep making reasonable statements.
09-07-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By seypat

Some say that lubing a chain doesn't hold a...

Some say that lubing a chain doesn't hold a candle to waxing a chain.
09-06-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By wheelreason

Of course, to get all the Simple Green off...

Of course, to get all the Simple Green off...
09-06-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By indyfabz

I find it to be a waste of time. Let’s call the...

I find it to be a waste of time. Let’s call the whole thing off. :D
09-06-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,878
Posted By Chuck M

It bothers me when someone mentions the '80s and...

It bothers me when someone mentions the '80s and I have to come to grips with it not being 20 years ago like I initially want to think.
09-06-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,331
Posted By tomato coupe

Sure, but my experience is that the motorists...

Sure, but my experience is that the motorists that complain the most are ignorant of the law and often protest when cyclists are doing something perfectly legal.
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