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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 67,759
Posted By jadmt

my last ultegra chain using rocknroll gold lasted...

my last ultegra chain using rocknroll gold lasted 1800 miles that was the chain that came on my bike. I just went over 3000 miles on my silca hot waxed ultegra chain purchased at rei. there is not...
04-14-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By busygizmo

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2880_dd0246bdd5af954cac568274abe7a7d883bb0a02.jpeg...
04-11-24, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By bboy314

Looks like one hook has the gray plastic insert...

Looks like one hook has the gray plastic insert and the other does not. Normally Ortlieb panniers come with varying sizes if these plastic inserts, to fit to different widths of rack tubing.
04-09-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By Koyote

This thread could be epic.

This thread could be epic.
04-08-24, 04:21 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,122
Posted By PeteHski

Amateur riders actually get more benefit (time...

Amateur riders actually get more benefit (time saved over a course) from reduced aero drag than pros. This may not be intuitive at their lower speeds, but it is a fact.
04-07-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By Polaris OBark

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is...

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is a road bike that doesn't suck.
04-06-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By Polaris OBark

This again.

This again.
04-06-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,122
Posted By 3alarmer

...thank you. Is there some reason they need to...

...thank you. Is there some reason they need to be proprietary, that I am also missing ?
04-04-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,122
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Isn't it just the pinnacle of irony that we...

Isn't it just the pinnacle of irony that we nostalgically reminisce about the supposed glory days of Western-made goods during the 70s and 80s? I mean, come on, those decades were practically a...
04-04-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,122
Posted By Eric F

Why does being made in China or Taiwan...

Why does being made in China or Taiwan automatically equal lower quality? If the same materials are used, under the same quality control standards, by humans with equal skills, wouldn't the quality...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-24, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By noglider

Video: Decent advice for beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxbhAI0b3hQ
04-03-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,027
Posted By indyfabz

Less than a lot of yours. :D ...

Less than a lot of yours. :D


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 67,759
Posted By KJ43

Lol. Way to miss the point.

Lol. Way to miss the point.
04-01-24, 10:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,608
Posted By VegasJen

THAT'S IT!!! I'm converting everything to tubeless

Wanted to do a back-to-back comparison today between my new-to-me Shiv and my older tri bike, a Ridley Cheetah. I have a Reynolds 80mm tubeless carbon wheel set on the Shiv and the Cheetah is still...
04-01-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By chain_whipped

Floating chain.... cute ;----)

Its that gotcha day of the year.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/analog-simplicity-rene-herse-floating-chain/
03-29-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,129
Posted By veganbikes

Co-Motion makes stuff with Rohloff and any custom...

Co-Motion makes stuff with Rohloff and any custom builder can do it. Tout Terrain also comes to mind and Peter White can get you set up with them. There are also a lot of other custom builders who...
03-27-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,331
Posted By _ForceD_

I think I’m in the clear. Grease stain is gone,...

I think I’m in the clear. Grease stain is gone, and no visible stain after the cleaning fluid dried. Phew!

Dan
03-26-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,331
Posted By _ForceD_

I think I may be in the clear. I had to wait...

I think I may be in the clear. I had to wait until she’s out of the house so that me cleaning it wouldn’t draw her attention to it. I ended up using DAWN Platinum Powerwash spray…which I have on hand...
03-21-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,112
Posted By well biked

I miss Sheldon. Would have been awesome to have...

I miss Sheldon. Would have been awesome to have him pop into this thread.
03-18-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,112
Posted By Kontact

No, you're not. You're fighting your own...

No, you're not. You're fighting your own fictional .25 degree number that you made up using the wrong information.
03-17-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,112
Posted By Kontact

The dropouts are points in space that are...

The dropouts are points in space that are equidistant from the BB and the seat cluster. Then the dropouts are centered to the plane of the bike by comparison to the seat and head tubes. THEN, the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-24, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By irwin7638

I'm in the Mixte crowd. It's a great step over...

I'm in the Mixte crowd. It's a great step over design and high endframes are made by Soma and Rivendell. Here are mine, and they are a lot faster than they look....
03-14-24, 09:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,805
Posted By GamblerGORD53

New update, AZ has debunked the steering fault. ...

New update, AZ has debunked the steering fault.
Quote >> Quintana-Lujan is now charged with two counts of causing death by a moving violation and nine counts of causing serious physical injury by a...
03-13-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By grumpus

Never ever ever use a star fangled nut in a...

Never ever ever use a star fangled nut in a carbon steerer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,213
Posted By Koyote

My Group Ride: A Cautionary Tale

I headed out on the weekly group ride full of optimism and joy. With my new Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey, I was sure to lead the pack as our paceline rolled through the bucolic countryside. My riding...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,928
Posted By Strawbunyan

Had the day off today so I rode to work and back...

Had the day off today so I rode to work and back round trip on the new tires. Other than some saddle and cockpit adjustments I am ready to begin commuting. The ride was not nearly as bad as i thought...
03-09-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,038
Posted By FBinNY

STOP! Ever hear the saying that a camel is a...

STOP!

Ever hear the saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee?

IMO that's what's happening here. Too many people chiming in based on limited info, confusing the issue, and causing...
03-09-24, 03:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,401
Posted By choddo

Dura Ace 9100

Dura Ace 9100
Forum: Commuting
03-05-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By dedhed

Progress

NML in Milwaukee.

​​​​​​https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2024/03/05/northwestern-mutual-adding-bike-facility-for-commuting-employees/72851653007/
03-04-24, 02:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,782
Posted By elcruxio

The thing to understand about lubricants is that...

The thing to understand about lubricants is that they're use case specific. For example grease is great for ball bearings but does not work at all as a camshaft bearing lube. Assuming the bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By mstateglfr

Those cost $1104 on sale right now and $1300...

Those cost $1104 on sale right now and $1300 normally.


Some btlos 35mm deep, 19mm internal, 26 external extralight carbon rim brake rims(so basically identical dims to the hunt rim) with bitex...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
Posted By Fredo76

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

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Blue Bella came out nice, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By Koyote

I agree with you, but the comment from this...

I agree with you, but the comment from this poster, quoted below, is the sort of thing that often pops up in these threads, and it's ridiculous. First, because the OP asked about bike weight -- if he...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-24, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By Pantah

Got a few thoughts here. I've been diving down...

Got a few thoughts here. I've been diving down the rabbit hole of chasing grams on my one high end road bike and it's been interesting discovering how the little things can add up quickly and the...
02-28-24, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,370
Posted By Iride01

10 year old thread.

10 year old thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 20,449
Posted By Koyote

Wait...I thought we were talking about bikes?

Wait...I thought we were talking about bikes?
02-24-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By cb400bill

It has to do with the fact Bike Forums rules...

It has to do with the fact Bike Forums rules forbid gun talk and you agreed to obey the Forum Rules when you joined up.

Bike Forums - FAQ: Board FAQ...
02-23-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By plumberroy

I donated what I can right now . I have to watch...

I donated what I can right now . I have to watch my funds right now wife is having health issues and I am fixing to be off work for 3 months we will continue to pray for her recovery.
02-18-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,751
Posted By downtube42

Nice. Picture is worth 1000 words. I approve of...

Nice. Picture is worth 1000 words. I approve of everything, and by approve I mean aligns with my tastes.

Ever since building up a mixte for my daughter, I've wanted one for myself. At 6'3", custom...
02-17-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By 3alarmer

...first, you have a relatively short history...

...first, you have a relatively short history here. So I'm not blaming or chastising you. But some of the more experienced people in this thread should know pretty well there's different section of...
02-17-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By calamarichris

Anyone else's mind go here? ...

Anyone else's mind go here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIuYQ_4TcXg&t=187s

Now it's time for a breakdown....
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda dunnit
Neva shoulda...
02-16-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By Kai Winters

Neva shoulda dun it...

As the title says...neva shoulda dun it...but I did...sigh
I've posted in the "what are you wrenching on" or something like that thread that I have been building a Spesh Tarmac SL8 SWorks with a...
02-16-24, 06:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,753
Posted By wheelreason

I thinlk it's not so much a few folks who do it...

I thinlk it's not so much a few folks who do it right, as there are so many that do it wrong. My knees and ankles hurt just watching some folks "running". Ideally, you don't want to throw your body...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By bulgie

yeah a 1-1/2" DT should provide so much torsional...

yeah a 1-1/2" DT should provide so much torsional rigidity by itself that it doesn't matter what you do for a "toptube" -- for torsion anyway. those twin stays will be more than adequate for the...
02-13-24, 12:48 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,684
Posted By Koyote

Disc brakes are great!

There's been a lot of argument about disc brakes lately, and it feels like both sides talk past each other a bit -- maybe one side more so than the other. :) After just reading yet another post with...
02-11-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By 3alarmer

...I blame sporks. :notamused:

...I blame sporks. :notamused:
02-11-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,717,527
Posted By daywood

I don’t know if this would be helpful or not but,...

I don’t know if this would be helpful or not but, some time ago when I got a drop bar conversion set up so it felt right to me, I took measurements that I use to make the initial setup on subsequent...
02-11-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By mikeoverly

Ages ago teenage me programmed a Texas...

Ages ago teenage me programmed a Texas Instruments calculator to project poundage loss on a 28-pound bike gram-by-expensive gram. Once you realize having no bike at all gets you the lightest bike of...
02-10-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By wheelreason

Ok children calm down, yes, disc brakes are...

Ok children calm down, yes, disc brakes are superior to rim brakes under most conditions AND they are not necessary,.
02-09-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By rosefarts

Stay on topic. This thread is about hydrogen...

Stay on topic. This thread is about hydrogen transportation, electric railways, and sporks.
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