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06-26-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,665
Posted By cb400bill

That forum was started as regular C&V forum was...

That forum was started as regular C&V forum was inundated with people asking what their old bike was worth. There were complaints all the time about how it was clogging up the C&V forum. C&V...
06-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,665
Posted By Kilroy1988

Please Stop Being So Cheap!

Hello,

This thread is related to the Appraisals forum but it seems appropriate to post it here since this is where most of the posters hang out. I don't meant to bash anyone, but I think as a...
06-19-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By big john

He said the best of us.

He said the best of us.
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By antimonysarah

You're hitting taper time. Relax, make sure you...

You're hitting taper time. Relax, make sure you don't injure yourself, do some short rides with a few sprints thrown in to maintain fitness. Maybe do a little figuring out what food you can digest...
06-11-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,202
Posted By Chuck M

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75...

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75 miles, replaced the tube and made it to the next rest stop 10 miles away. There they had a floor pump and once it was pumped to proper pressure, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By tomato coupe

The present hookless / tubeless situation has...

The present hookless / tubeless situation has problems that exist independently of any customer dumbassery. The dumbassery just makes the situation worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By tomato coupe

Seems like a good time to cite another podcast:...

Seems like a good time to cite another podcast: Nerd Alert (Mar 22, 2022):

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/03/nerd...ure-not-alone/...
06-09-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By base2

The lower the tolerances & lower grade of...

The lower the tolerances & lower grade of component the higher the allowable (& necessary) torque to do the job.

I've have never, ever torqued a seat post clamp or binder bolt above 5nm. Even...
06-09-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I don't think the carbon version of the Ritchey...

I don't think the carbon version of the Ritchey WCS Link seat post can be had for only $100; that must be the aluminum model.

I agree with above recommendations to tighten to the least torque...
06-09-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By rm -rf

I've shortened an inexpensive carbon seatpost...

I've shortened an inexpensive carbon seatpost maybe 12 years ago. And cut off carbon steerer tubes too. Those short cutoff tube sections are really strong. The 6 nM won't hurt the seatpost with the...
06-09-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By easyupbug

In my brief time as a design engineer we would...

In my brief time as a design engineer we would set max torque for the assembly, which would include the frame and post materials and what max torque the set screw could take in the clamp. A change...
06-02-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,418
Posted By Madaboutlawns

Mud guards

No, I didnít get round to fitting mud guards yet.
Iíve only managed to fit some Zipp carbon wheels and continental gp5000 tubeless tyres.

I might fit some mud guards next winter, but Iíll have to...
05-22-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ubie

Oof, it was a hot and humid one today! I was at...

Oof, it was a hot and humid one today!
I was at the 3rd aid station, so hopefully was able to help some of you come through. We had a great time chatting with and helping out the riders today.
05-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,733
Posted By superdex

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time...

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time to review the GVR, so here's a few random thoughts from the initial ride yesterday:

* Over all impression? It's gorgeous. I love the matte finish...
05-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By cxwrench

ftfy.

ftfy.
05-17-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Crankycrank

Doesn't have to be sterile clean, just enough...

Doesn't have to be sterile clean, just enough that when running your finger in the ST it comes out clean. Make sure to apply new grease or carbon paste.
05-12-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By spelger

Agreed, c was too easy for me and I could only...

Agreed, c was too easy for me and I could only hang with b for the volcano. The descent killed me and I had to break off.
05-08-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,657
Posted By Korina

Please remember that it affects people...

Please remember that it affects people differently; some have no symptoms, some end up on respirators. Count yourself lucky.
05-04-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By thehammerdog

ouch good for you. lets hope for a nice day.

ouch
good for you.
lets hope for a nice day.
05-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By chaadster

Never been to PHL, eh?!

Never been to PHL, eh?!
05-02-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By thehammerdog

I ran 35 had zero issues however my bike is...

I ran 35 had zero issues however my bike is limited to 35mm
​​if i could go bigger i would but not huge.. fast hard packed roads some loose areas but fast smooth roads.
04-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By chaadster

Thatís pretty off-topic and probably best asked...

Thatís pretty off-topic and probably best asked in itís own thread.
04-25-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By chas58

Yah, I'm gonna say this seat post will not be...

Yah, I'm gonna say this seat post will not be very effective for ya. I have a bike with 5" of exposed post and the CGR did nothing at all. With the Canyon, there is a bit of a lever arm going...
04-22-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By chaadster

Getting compliance— i.e. physical deflection,...

Getting compliance— i.e. physical deflection, also bump response— of the seatpost is not really a thing with typical seatpost construction, but if you have enough seatpost extension out of the frame,...
04-22-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By chas58

I've had rockshock telsscoping for a mountain...

I've had rockshock telsscoping for a mountain bike (not great for Gravel)
Thudbuster great for gravel, but kinda big and heavy
Specialized CGR - horrid
Canyon/Ergon (single piece) ideal for gravel...
04-22-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By Jazzguitar

It's not cheap but I've been very happy with the...

It's not cheap but I've been very happy with the Roval Terra seatpost I picked up last year.
04-20-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By mstateglfr

https://whiskyparts.co/cockpit/no7_carbon_seatpost...

https://whiskyparts.co/cockpit/no7_carbon_seatpost#/

It comes in 0 offset or 18mm offset.
For modern seatposts I had only ever used aluminum seatposts from Ritchey and Easton. The Whisky...
04-15-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By Viich

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the...

I'm quite certain that is NOT the standard in the current retail race-to-the-bottom environment.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By WhyFi

With rear IsoSpeed, there's a pivot point at the...

With rear IsoSpeed, there's a pivot point at the top tube/seat tube junction - even on models where an internal post might not be impeded, shoving a seat post through that pivot point would defeat...
04-14-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By thumpism

I worked in a shop owned by an engineer. This was...

I worked in a shop owned by an engineer. This was in the late '70s and early '80s and even then we did every assembly according to this sheet. Note the space for the mechanic's name and the shop...
04-13-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have...

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have assembled thousands of bicycles of all types. Some are easier than others. Back in the beginning it was a solid hour + to assemble a bike correctly....
04-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By nathand

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it...

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it shipped to me exactly as it was shipped to the shop. Cables were already in place, with fluid in the hydraulic brake lines. The handlebars were neither...
04-13-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rolla

If it's a complete bike shipped in a box,...

If it's a complete bike shipped in a box, assembly usually includes:

Truing wheels
Installing front brake caliper (hydros are usually pre-bled)
Installing stem and bar
Installing pedals,...
04-13-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By chaadster

I love my SRAM wireless, but I don’t find it was...

I love my SRAM wireless, but I don’t find it was a game-changer insofar as my ride life goes. If I had an otherwise sweet bike, I could be very happy— just as happy— without electronic shifting.
...
04-08-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,495
Posted By ejewels

I hear you. Did you get a '22 ALR? I'd take a...

I hear you. Did you get a '22 ALR? I'd take a look at the rear wheel alignment as well (as per this post I started). I've now counted 4 checkpoints that I've seen in 3 different stores that the seat...
04-06-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,704
Posted By GhostRider62

That is crazy. A shop built wheel is shot in 50...

That is crazy. A shop built wheel is shot in 50 miles? Take it back to the shop, get a refund. Find a good wheelbuilder.

I'm only 230 pounds. My front road wheel has 16 spokes and my rear has...
04-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,515
Posted By Phatman

Oh, what's that? You want to see mine too? ...

Oh, what's that? You want to see mine too?

Mine is a 2002 Alpe d'Huez. I bought it new and rode the crap out of it until I got a team deal on a Cannondale. It wasn't until I quit racing that I...
03-31-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 41,515
Posted By bikenraider

It took me a day to get the 10 post threshold,...

It took me a day to get the 10 post threshold, but here it is. I took it out for a spin today during lunch. I'll have to get a pic of the stable this weekend; the ones I have don't do it justice.:p...
03-10-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,091
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Posts typically start their freezing in place...

Posts typically start their freezing in place corrosion at the bottom of the post. So one wants the grease to be between the post and tube ID at the very end as well as along the rest of the contact....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By Koyote

So, Stan's sealant should work, then?

So, Stan's sealant should work, then?
02-26-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By andrewclaus

Is there a co-op or non-profit bike shop near...

Is there a co-op or non-profit bike shop near you? Go volunteer. Start sorting parts and patching tubes, eventually you'll learn something.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,148
Posted By kosmo886

Looks like you were right...

Looks like you were right...
02-21-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By wrk101

Its not a collectors bike. Do what works for you....

Its not a collectors bike. Do what works for you. If they are in OK shape, clean up and use. If they have issues, find a replacement set. Me, my replacement wheels come from either donor bikes or...
02-10-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,990
Posted By GhostRider62

Reading and talking with Cardiologists. ...

Reading and talking with Cardiologists.

Start with Phil Maffetone's Great Book of Endurance and Racing. Maybe read Zinn's "haywire heart". Almost all of the canned training prescriptions online...
02-03-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By Iride01

Picking almost four y.o. zombie threads to brag...

Picking almost four y.o. zombie threads to brag in is just wrong in so many ways.

Welcome to BF!
Forum: Foo
02-03-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By late

The quality of the episodes of Star Trek is all...

The quality of the episodes of Star Trek is all over the place, but there are a couple of really good ones.

My favorite, by far, is the Measure of a Man. There is an android officer in the show....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,192
Posted By maartendc

This kind of stuff won't last long. I...

This kind of stuff won't last long.

I already see some signs that the shortage is easing. I'm thinking the early pandemic craze of "let's all buy bicycles since I can't go to the gym" is over by...
01-31-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I never noticed that elevation data doesn't show...

I never noticed that elevation data doesn't show up in GC or on my 530.
I could just add it in via editing.
I don't use Training Peaks.
01-28-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By sdmc530

apple tv 4K is AWESOME, I just switched to it...

apple tv 4K is AWESOME, I just switched to it literally days ago. Its the best set up I have ever used. Never used a PC but used my iphone, ipad and a surface at one point and the apple tv is my...
01-28-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By PeteHski

I would add that it's probably more reliable than...

I would add that it's probably more reliable than a typical PC or phone setup. People seem to have a LOT more issues with BT connections when using a PC, which is one of the reasons why ANT+ is...
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