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09-24-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,591
Posted By Maelochs

Not sure why you would need to replace the rim...

Not sure why you would need to replace the rim tape .... but if you want to ....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By kingston

I'm with ya, brother. I miss my triples too....

I'm with ya, brother. I miss my triples too. Shall we change the topic to compact doubles and wide-ratio cassettes vs. half-step triples?
09-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons....

I ride my vintage steel bikes for a few reasons. I have been riding them since the early seventies and they just feel right to me. I don't like change and no need to at my age. If I were younger I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By seypat

I'll shovel some more coal into the box. Let's...

I'll shovel some more coal into the box. Let's get it rolling.

How long before we see ABS? Even more important, how long before we see the calipers painted to match the frame like on a tuner car?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By PeteHski

Let's massively overstate all the potential...

Let's massively overstate all the potential issues shall we? Modern bikes must be your worst nightmare, along with Dentists, LOL!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By tomato coupe

I think yelling "zucchini" or belching very...

I think yelling "zucchini" or belching very loudly would be just as effective as yelling "wheel".
09-21-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By TiHabanero

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his...

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his Aerospoke wheels and broke out a spoke on the front wheel. Rode it for years like that, and I suspect still is. Aerospoke wheels are tougher than nails....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By kingston

To me the biggest disappointment is that people...

To me the biggest disappointment is that people in the entry-to-mid-level-range will end up with mechanical disks which even most road disk lovers will admit are terrible.
09-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,591
Posted By PeteHski

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a...

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a flat unless you try to ride with the flat. At the weekend I ran over a sharp piece of metal in the road on a high speed descent and it put a large hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By WhyFi

Hard to argue with this - most buyers just wanted...

Hard to argue with this - most buyers just wanted one or two of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By Branko D

Yes, seriously. Vocal minority on forums...

Yes, seriously. Vocal minority on forums professing their love for steel frames, mechanical groupsets, rim brakes and other sorts of retro stuff isn't representative of what people are actually...
09-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not...

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not worth $200. I certainly would not buy one that is pre-dented. Keep looking.
09-20-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Wallonthefloor

Really? I rode it home and thought it doesnt look...

Really? I rode it home and thought it doesnt look too bad this is just an up close picture. There is still thickness underneath so maybe I will DIY fix it with epoxy
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By cxwrench

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard...

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard anyone do that. Not a single time. I guess if you know the person yelling 'accelerate' isn't quite as stupid but if you did that to me you'd get 'f**k off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I'm assuming that "LA" stands for Lance Armstrong...

I'm assuming that "LA" stands for Lance Armstrong otherwise I could care less what a Pantani or Ventoux is. Never heard anyone yell "wheel" before whether in the US or Asia. Don't think it's that...
09-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By caloso

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with...

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with soapy water, then I'd just add some fresh sealant and call it fixed. Hopefully you have removeable valve cores. If so:

1) buy a small bottle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

If you came up behind me and yelled "wheel" I...

If you came up behind me and yelled "wheel" I would have no idea what in the F you are saying let alone mean. If you yelled "Accelerate" I'd have no clue either. So far I have never experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By stuff shredman

This is the answer: This is the...

This is the answer:



This is the reason:



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09-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By jnbrown

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose...

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose connection?
My wife's Cannondale had a problem where the shifting would stop working intermittently.
I finally accessed the junction box in the BB...
09-19-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,015
Posted By wolfchild

Hey I ride fixed gear and singlespeed ....That's...

Hey I ride fixed gear and singlespeed ....That's a 100 year old technology and it works great, I also don't use energy gels, I prefer real food.
09-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Also, unless itís really high end it is cheap to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Dave Mayer

I own a Pin. I would not buy any carbon...

I own a Pin. I would not buy any carbon Pinarello from even a retail outlet unless I could trace its heritage and handling right back to Trevisio. That is, bill of sale, retailer invoice back to...
09-18-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,032
Posted By Hondo6

You don't say. Was it handed out by the...

You don't say. Was it handed out by the Illuminati, because they have a large stake in CF production?

Yes - if it isn't obvious, the above was 100% sarcasm.

From what I've seen, the NTSB...
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,015
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By Calsun

So called "touring" bikes are gross overkill...

So called "touring" bikes are gross overkill unless heading to Patagonia from North America. Road bikes can easily handle the load and it is only the wheels where on should be careful. I went so far...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By Symox

Mines a triple with a nice range gearing for...

Mines a triple with a nice range gearing for hills. Also the wheels are hand built with double butted spokes but they are 28 hole (I would agree that more is better, itís just the rims that came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By ericcox

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the...

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the Varia is the one that I would immediately replace if it stopped functioning. While I occasionally get annoyed when it is beeping constantly in high...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By Branko D

My experience with that tire is similar, but it...

My experience with that tire is similar, but it is marketed as a timetrial specific tire. It is not intended for typical road usage and while for me it was an interesting experiment trying to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By WhyFi

The Varia is one of those products where...

The Varia is one of those products where non-owners can tell you about 10x more drawbacks than actual owners can. Funny how that works. *shrug*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized...

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized does their own proprietary saddle-rail width and clamp combos. My Aspide had rails the same as any other brand i've stuck in my clamp, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By njkayaker

This is kind of obvious but some people still...

This is kind of obvious but some people still miss it.

Specialized might consider that selling bikes through a shop without this conflict of interest to be better long term.

Mike's might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes....

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes. I straight up said theyíre lying, and you can know their lying because they say Spesh first ďterminated their relationship with Mikeís,Ē and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By Mojo31

It's a fair assumption that all of the dealer...

It's a fair assumption that all of the dealer agreements are the same. Large companies tend to use standardized contract forms as it enables them to standardize and manage risk. I would be very...
09-15-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,032
Posted By Hondo6

Sorry for the delayed reply here. Got tied up...

Sorry for the delayed reply here. Got tied up yesterday, then zonked early last night.

It's not really a “sudden drop-off of durability and performance”. It’s more like a slow internal degradation...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold...

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold to Pon, they would not have lost their Specialized dealer status for selling to Pon. Simple cause-and-effect crap, that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel...

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel the relationship, Mike’s did with the sale to Pon.

And no, Spesh isn’t being “grumpy pants” by not “fulfilling the rest of the existing contract”;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make...

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make Mikeís take pre-orders for bikes, so thatís not on Specialized at all. And out of spite? Since when do manufacturers sell direct to non-dealer...
09-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'll bite. I still have a few vintage steel...

I'll bite. I still have a few vintage steel bikes. Why?

They resonate with something nostalgic deep inside for me. They're the type of bike that I would not consider spending the money for...
09-13-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By cxwrench

That's not a carbon bike. The fork is carbon,...

That's not a carbon bike. The fork is carbon, frame is aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By MinnMan

I would never draft someone I don't know without...

I would never draft someone I don't know without letting them know that I'm on their wheel.

Generally speaking, if a single stranger passes me and I'm feeling like using them to pace, I'll follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

There is no way to know that, and worst case,...

There is no way to know that, and worst case, itís on a store-by-store basis, so while maybe Mikeís Walnut Creek had your Creo SL Expert order along with three others, maybe Encina Bicycle Center...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By chaadster

This is exceptionally high level naÔvetť.

This is exceptionally high level naÔvetť.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By OldTryGuy

PON might very well have had an ISSUE from the...

PON might very well have had an ISSUE from the onset of purchasing talks in which case the owners of Mike's could have simply figured "oh well, that's the way the cookie crumbles" and realized that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By njkayaker

Pon owns Cervelo. How focused on selling...

Pon owns Cervelo.

How focused on selling Specialized would Mikeís end-up being?

Might Specialized be served better with an outlet without that conflict of interest?
09-12-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 768
Posted By bruce19

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit....

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit. Three years on tubeless and zero flats/punctures of any kind. I, too, sometimes wonder why I'm doing that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By Mojo31

That's not how it works. A customer's deposit...

That's not how it works. A customer's deposit becomes pre-paid income to the retail store. The money doesn't go to the supplier/manufacturer. Once the product is delivered to the retailer, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By Rdmonster69

What do you mean by .....tourist ? Do you...

What do you mean by .....tourist ?

Do you mean a guy who rides alot and likes to be comfortable? I guess I am a tourist. Am I no longer a tourist when I jump on my bike that has 23's ? Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By jaxgtr

tubeless is not hard... it's just that some...

tubeless is not hard... it's just that some people make it seem hard. I am no genius, but putting a tire on a rim, blow some air in til you hear a couple of pings, add some sealant, pump it back up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By DangerousDanR

Remember this? ...

Remember this?


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That is a very worn out 700CX32 GP5000 on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By JohnJ80

If you go to their website, they have printable...

If you go to their website, they have printable templates for the bags. You cut them out and tape them together and they show you how it fits in the frame.

With the full frame bags, you just put a...
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