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04-01-24, 10:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,905
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 12:04 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 19,850
Posted By lasauge

One incident that hasn't been fully investigated...

One incident that hasn't been fully investigated yet is a damning indictment of an entire technology that has been in use by the peloton and available in the marketplace for several years now?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 19,850
Posted By Iride01

Froome didn't like disc brakes. Everyone has a...

Froome didn't like disc brakes. Everyone has a opinion. Just like us here at BF, I'm not sure why we should expect all the pro's to agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 06:12 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 19,850
Posted By tomato coupe

I heard Primoz Roglic is no fan of popcorn. ...

I heard Primoz Roglic is no fan of popcorn. Seems like a pretty damning indictment of this snack food.
01-28-24, 06:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,480
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

Not to assume everyone has a smart phone, but...

Not to assume everyone has a smart phone, but MYFITNESSPAL has a free version that has many restaurants nutritional info loaded, many national food brand nutrition info loaded as well. It would help...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-24, 05:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,330
Posted By Eric F

As long as there aren't pressure loss issues...

As long as there aren't pressure loss issues while I'm riding, it doesn't really matter to me whether I'm topping off 1psi or 10psi before I ride. My tires get checked - and probably topped off to...
01-15-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,534
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Ever Encountered a Pro While on a Ride?

Yesterday I was out on The Loop here in Tucson, and I got passed by a rider in a lot of yellow on a really cool bike. Second glance reveals a Jumbo Visma rider in full kit on what I assume is his new...
01-15-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice Chain

This is a really nice chain, replaced my KMC on my winter bike, very noticeable difference. Smoother shifting, lots quieter. ...
01-13-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Biker Pete

So when it’s time to remove chain #1 for cleaning...

So when it’s time to remove chain #1 for cleaning and waxing I can put on already cleaned and waxed chain #2 and clean and wax chain #1 at my leisure.
01-10-24, 09:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By phughes

I am, they're on this forum. This is a thread...

I am, they're on this forum. This is a thread about chain waxing. I asked a question related to that. If you don't have the answer, then don't worry about it. :thumb:
01-10-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By jadmt

I would just carry a bottle of silca drip wax. I...

I would just carry a bottle of silca drip wax. I figure a bottle should last on a 4000 mile tour.
01-10-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By phughes

Does this mean I have to carry a Crock Pot on...

Does this mean I have to carry a Crock Pot on tour, or can I simply use a magnifying glass to heat up the chain, then drip wax from a burning candle on the chain afterwards?
01-10-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By jadmt

leave it for a few more rides. the little wax...

leave it for a few more rides. the little wax dust is kind of cool looking and when you decide to wipe it off it almost disappears like magic.
01-09-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By Biker Pete

Whelp, I found a 2 quart crock-pot for $5.13 at...

Whelp, I found a 2 quart crock-pot for $5.13 at my local thrift shop. Used the Silca system: new Shimano chain de-greased with their chain cleaner, rinsed with water, dried for a while, then immersed...
01-06-24, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By jon c.

They work well in my area. I suspect the OP...

They work well in my area.

I suspect the OP may have a greater understanding of the intent than is displayed.
01-05-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By Desert Ryder

It means a shared lane. "What does a bike...

It means a shared lane.

"What does a bike painted on the road mean?
Shared lane markings include a bicycle symbol and a double chevron indicating the direction of travel. They do not designate...
01-05-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,486
Posted By jadmt

I must be doing it wrong as it is super easy and...

I must be doing it wrong as it is super easy and takes no time at all. I wonder what the heck I am doing wrong?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,349
Posted By spelger

why would you even want that gear combo?...

why would you even want that gear combo? personally, once i'm half way through the back end i'm up on the big ring. little-little is something i never do.
01-02-24, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,943
Posted By Black wallnut

All of Bike Forums seems to be full of folks that...

All of Bike Forums seems to be full of folks that are averse to anything pertaining to training or tracked improvement. Those types seem to be compelled for whatever reasons known only to themselves...
01-02-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,139
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note. I would suggest that everyone...

Moderation note. I would suggest that everyone read the caption under training and nutrition. The main theme of this website is cycling. What does one intake while on the bike? What does one eat...
12-31-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By freeranger

You might get more help in the Clydesdales/Athena...

You might get more help in the Clydesdales/Athena section, specifically geared towards those of larger stature.
12-30-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am also a person of unusual size. Most of my...

I am also a person of unusual size. Most of my cycling clothes come from a British company called Fat Lad at the Back. They also have clothes for Fat Lasses.
https://fatladattheback.com
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...That's not what I'm seeing. More...

Hmmm...That's not what I'm seeing. More variations makes it easier to find the bike that best fits our needs.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By john m flores

This thread has more endurance than I do.

This thread has more endurance than I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By seypat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CvEO3Riy0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CvEO3Riy0
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By mstateglfr

Only a moron would think this!

Only a moron would think this!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By PeteHski

Whatever illusion the industry has created...

Whatever illusion the industry has created appears to work really well for my riding style. Maybe you are over-thinking this? Has it crossed your mind that the bike industry might be selling bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,419
Posted By PeteHski

Or maybe there simply isn’t a problem here.

Or maybe there simply isn’t a problem here.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By eduskator

Choosing a specific component because it's less...

Choosing a specific component because it's less difficult to install during a build < choosing a specific component because of how well it performs.
12-11-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,108
Posted By seypat

Is FTP the same or similar to OPP? I might be...

Is FTP the same or similar to OPP? I might be down with that.
12-07-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,134
Posted By spelger

consider your self blessed. you are getting a...

consider your self blessed. you are getting a free replacement for something that they consider to be pilot error.
12-05-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,529
Posted By Rick9010

My wife bought me a team jersey based on its...

My wife bought me a team jersey based on its color, that safety yellow lime color. I have noticed it actually makes a difference in other traffic behavior. They actually see me for a change. I kind...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-23, 12:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Shimano still outsells SRAM even in the top tier...

Shimano still outsells SRAM even in the top tier by orders of magnitude. My bike was able to communicate without issue so not sure what that is about and again most people take their bike to shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-23, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am very confused on why people stress the ease...

I am very confused on why people stress the ease of installation of SRAM when am extreme majority of people purchase bikes assembled by a manufacturer or bike shop and when assembled it remains that...
11-27-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By RubeRad

At the end of the day, I've already ordered the...

At the end of the day, I've already ordered the cheapest possible crock pot, and the Silca wax. It's xmas, not time to get scroogey.

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,976
Posted By datlas

The Silca calcuator is a good starting...

The Silca calcuator is a good starting point/guide, NOT gospel. Be sure you put in correct weight and actual measured tire width.

You probably can reduce the pressure by a few PSI and see how...
11-26-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,326
Posted By Canker

Even if you go nuts with chain waxing we are...

Even if you go nuts with chain waxing we are still taking about $30 a year, I think I could get over it.
Forum: Touring
11-21-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,120
Posted By JohnJ80

THere's a bit of a fallacy in this thinking....

THere's a bit of a fallacy in this thinking. There really is no lock that doesn't take <1minute with an angle grinder to cut through - even most U locks. It's not really about the time - it's about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,479
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, everything made today shifts well. It's...

Yeah, everything made today shifts well. It's really just a matter of personal preference.
11-14-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,782
Posted By vuurmot

Maybe it is placebo, but I can feel the friction...

Maybe it is placebo, but I can feel the friction reduction with waxed chains.
It runs quieter and smoother
11-12-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,782
Posted By jadmt

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_4669_0101fdd2c74ff04dfde78cb034a108aab4c073c2.jpg
I tried using the boil pouch but what a pain. went to Target and spent another...
11-11-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Trakhak

Yep. Still muttering about how stuck up the cool...

Yep. Still muttering about how stuck up the cool kids in high school were.
11-11-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By daviddavieboy

Can this be pinned at the top ? I just read 6...

Can this be pinned at the top ? I just read 6 pages to find this superbly accurate summery of the whole thread. People being bigoted toward others talking about a bigoted cartoon. No wonder the strip...
11-10-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Andy_K

https://youtu.be/IlMoDUBIg00

https://youtu.be/IlMoDUBIg00
11-10-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Hiro11

In this thread: 1. We must make fun of "lycra...

In this thread:
1. We must make fun of "lycra clad cyclists" because they are striking a pose... which is slightly different than our (even more affected) preferred pose of vintage bikes and wool...
11-09-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Andy_K

There's no fun in cycling, only suffering. Much...

There's no fun in cycling, only suffering. Much suffering in this thread. Very good.
11-08-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Andy_K

Watch it now! ...

Watch it now!

https://www.delmarvanow.com/gcdn/presto/2022/08/15/PSAY/76809dd0-28ef-40b9-b03e-38024e14820c-captainmaryland2.jpg
11-07-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It's worth noting that some of the hardcore...

It's worth noting that some of the hardcore Classic and Vintage cycling enthusiasts seem to take pleasure in ridiculing and belittling regular sport cyclists whenever possible. It's almost as if they...
11-05-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,647
Posted By SurferRosa

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base...

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base level ridicule?
11-04-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,782
Posted By base2

jadmt At 7-8,000 miles, you'd be money ahead on 1...

jadmt At 7-8,000 miles, you'd be money ahead on 1 chain. At 4,000 miles (double-ish your current life) you'd be money ahead on 2 chains.

Welcome to the club! 🥳
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