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03-20-24, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,597
Posted By JohnDThompson

Keep in mind that unloaded performance is not a...

Keep in mind that unloaded performance is not a good predictor of loaded performance.
Forum: Touring
03-06-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,757
Posted By str

That's of course great! But no I will never ride...

That's of course great! But no I will never ride heavy feeling concrete behaving tires ;)
Forum: Touring
03-06-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,757
Posted By andrewclaus

Mine only had just over 10,000 K on them when I...

Mine only had just over 10,000 K on them when I sold them with the bike they were on. They still looked good, and had only had a couple of flats. But frankly, I was glad to see them go! Your comment,...
02-27-24, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,136
Posted By Polaris OBark

Second-rank antisymmetric tensors.

Second-rank antisymmetric tensors.
01-11-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,577
Posted By Reynolds

Ideal for e bikes. One doesn't need to pedal, and...

Ideal for e bikes. One doesn't need to pedal, and neither to think.
11-30-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,269
Posted By cpach

I wouldn’t care. I like picky customers who are...

I wouldn’t care. I like picky customers who are sane—I can meet high standards and picky customers can give me an opportunity to impress—I just need to be really clear with my communication!

...
11-30-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,269
Posted By Crankycrank

Clearly some varying opinions posted but if I was...

Clearly some varying opinions posted but if I was a shop mechanic it wouldn't bother me you taped the frame except that I would worry that the customer is hiding some damage that they may later claim...
Forum: Touring
11-21-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By mstateglfr

- Gearing is not what I would want for loaded...

- Gearing is not what I would want for loaded touring. It is too limited in range.
- Components are...very entry level. That can sometimes be fine and it can sometimes lead to frustration due to...
Forum: Touring
11-02-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,224
Posted By str

of course no problems with that tire, super save...

of course no problems with that tire, super save tire. just that it rides hard like concrete.
Forum: Touring
10-23-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,224
Posted By str

What you mean with "weight"? A light tire...

What you mean with "weight"?

A light tire will be the most comfortable, soft and subtle rolling. But maybe not the most secure tire.
The most secure tire will be a tire what feels hard and not...
Forum: Touring
10-22-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,224
Posted By Steve B.

Is weight really a criteria ?. On a LHT carrying...

Is weight really a criteria ?. On a LHT carrying gear ?.

I like my Gravel King SK's for hard pack dirt. They roll very well on pavement yet also function well on soft turns. I use them on my...
10-10-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Sunrace 11-40 9-speed cassette on one of...

I have a Sunrace 11-40 9-speed cassette on one of my bikes and I think it’s every bit as good as a Shimano. It uses a pretty standard sprocket configuration for the lowest 7 (11-13-15-18-21-24-28)...
10-07-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,339
Posted By Wildwood

If one wants useful info, listing one’s city...

If one wants useful info, listing one’s city often gets specific answers.
10-01-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Ok. Unfortunately the FD-R3000, like the FD4700,...

Ok. Unfortunately the FD-R3000, like the FD4700, uses the ‘new’ 11+ speed pull ratio.
In general all the Brifter enabled derailleurs from 7-10 speed are interchangeable except RD74**, FD47**,...
09-07-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By RCMoeur

Green is a hookup, blue is a relationship, red is...

Green is a hookup, blue is a relationship, red is a commitment. :)
08-30-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,267
Posted By tomato coupe

"Photo should be from the crank side."

"Photo should be from the crank side."
08-30-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,267
Posted By skidder

"So is this considered a Zone 2 or Zone 3...

"So is this considered a Zone 2 or Zone 3 workout?"

"Better clean my chain after this ride."

"Sure am glad I used Frame Saver in this build"
08-30-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,267
Posted By indyfabz

"Look, Ma! No fenders!"

"Look, Ma! No fenders!"
08-03-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,646
Posted By HTupolev

Install a 52-50-36-34 crankset. Cover all the...

Install a 52-50-36-34 crankset. Cover all the bases.
Forum: Northeast
07-31-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's one of the amusingly inexplicable things...

Here's one of the amusingly inexplicable things about Metro-North that I don't believe is explained in any of their literature:

- that bicycle icon indicates that the train is a designated "bike...
07-26-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,024
Posted By PeteHski

Firstly, you don’t check bolt tightness by just...

Firstly, you don’t check bolt tightness by just casually riding a bike. You use a torque wrench and set it to the specified torque setting. The shop obviously didn’t do this until you took it back...
07-25-23, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By cpach

Googling it, I don't think that bike was ever...

Googling it, I don't think that bike was ever intended to have a suspension fork. Anything you add is going to slacken the head and seat tube angles significantly, which you may or may not mind....
Forum: Introductions
07-20-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By bmanpgh

Hello from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I created an account to ask a question about 10 years ago (forgot I even had when I came back). Lately, I've been getting back to it; cycling 10 miles a day after years of not even getting on my...
07-19-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Crankycrank

Also check out microSHIFT shifters. Shifters |...

Also check out microSHIFT shifters. Shifters | microSHIFT (https://www.microshift.com/products/components/shifters/) Thumb or trigger for flatbars and good quality for the price.
07-18-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By rsbob

I prefer the purple variety.

I prefer the purple variety.
07-13-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,902
Posted By smd4

Did they brake your breaks?

Did they brake your breaks?
07-04-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By cyccommute

Here’s a post...

Here’s a post (https://www.bikeforums.net/22913138-post11.html) I’ve reposted several times. It comes down to a problem with the rubber making up the tube that has gotten worse in the last several...
07-04-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By ThermionicScott

I carry one spare tube, and the patch kit is for...

I carry one spare tube, and the patch kit is for the second flat.

I fix the punctured tubes at home. It's not that hard to do it well and have trustworthy tubes again. Don't listen to FUD from...
Forum: Touring
07-03-23, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By StarBiker

But there are no Surly dealers in this area....

But there are no Surly dealers in this area. People ride whats sold local. Trek dealer 3 miles away, REI two miles away, a couple All City Dealers in the city. Just like cars, same thing. I knew it...
06-30-23, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By DorkDisk

I like low gears; my road bikes have 46x11 as the...

I like low gears; my road bikes have 46x11 as the highest gear and my MTBs have 24/38 doubles.

Cadence is a big issue, I can spin 100 all day and hit 160 for stretches. I don't pedal downhill....
06-28-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By mpetry912

here is a little trick from master wheel builder...

here is a little trick from master wheel builder Ric Hjertberg who makes the Wheel Fanatyk instrumentation that can develop a "radar plot" of spoke tension.

When you get an outlier (see pic below)...
06-28-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By mpetry912

according to the best info I can gather, the GP4...

according to the best info I can gather, the GP4 has an ERD of 613 and the CR-18 has an ERD of 612.

that should not be a significant difference in terms of spoke length.

Let me ask you this -...
Forum: Touring
06-26-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,713
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x641/image_d3c42a720bd834b8ef195ee68a374c2a9accc833.png
We camped at Husky Haven during our ride :-)
Forum: Touring
06-26-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,713
Posted By indyfabz

Holy crap! I just saw on Facebook that Husky...

Holy crap! I just saw on Facebook that Husky Haven closed permanently. The place did not give a reason, but it sounds like the owners retired. Maybe someone will take it over, or already has under a...
06-20-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By HillRider

Don't even consider sizing the chain short enough...

Don't even consider sizing the chain short enough not to allow big-big. Yes, you shouldn't use that gear but a minor lapse in concentration means you will try to use it at some point. The chain...
06-04-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,585
Posted By _ForceD_

Also…maybe you need to slide the seat forward a...

Also…maybe you need to slide the seat forward a bit on its rails.

Dan
05-14-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By shelbyfv

The tire will contain it, no worries.

The tire will contain it, no worries.
05-12-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Kobe

If you are looking for a true XXL than the Coda...

If you are looking for a true XXL than the Coda may not fit. It's largest size is a 23" frame, also the Trek Multitracks. KHS and Breezer make a steel XXL that may fit but I have never ridden one...
05-09-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,755
Posted By 79pmooney

That crash footage did show the real advantage of...

That crash footage did show the real advantage of internally routed cables. Keeps all the pieces together for convenient cleanup afterwards.
05-08-23, 03:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,302
Posted By DorkDisk

I actually live in the city and I'm all for it....

I actually live in the city and I'm all for it. Most people who drive in are bridge and tunnellers just driving in to work. Most people in the city do not own cars, most just drive in to take...
05-02-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 147,184
Posted By BTinNYC

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1440/strava7136996996376215576_e1e933ddc26a9fe37ff9a396433db24853f54695.jpg
Empire State Trail in Dutchess County, NY
04-08-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By katsup

You seem to know what brakes are available, not...

You seem to know what brakes are available, not sure why you made this thread. There is not going to be some super secret brake, that stops amazingly, that no one knows about.
04-01-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,043
Posted By Polaris OBark

Bike tires require inflation.

Bike tires require inflation.
Forum: Touring
03-30-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By tyrion

I just got a Shimano XT 44-32-22 (9 speed)...

I just got a Shimano XT 44-32-22 (9 speed) crankset and replaced the 44 with a 48 and the 32 with a 36 so now I have a 48-36-22 crank. Total cost about $150 (I am a bargain hunter).
Forum: Touring
03-30-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By cyccommute

The rear derailer might struggle work with a 36...

The rear derailer might struggle work with a 36 tooth cog. A Wolf Tooth Road Link (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink) would help if it doesn’t.

As to the crank, you can fit a...
03-28-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By maddog34

i see a LOT of Spyre Calipers for sale on the...

i see a LOT of Spyre Calipers for sale on the internet... A LOT of them.... :innocent:
03-24-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By dedhed

Personally I'd loosen the cable and reset the...

Personally I'd loosen the cable and reset the barrel adjuster so it does have some adjustment for the future.
03-19-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Throw in a new 9 speed chain & R. shifter with a...

Throw in a new 9 speed chain & R. shifter with a new 9 speed cassette and your options are much wider.
02-21-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,568
Posted By unterhausen

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discuss...

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1267928-bike-forum-threads-we-wish-would-die-insert-link.html
02-15-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,313
Posted By base2

Lovely Bicycle

On the shakedown ride now. The first thing that strikes me is how far the handlebar & hoods are from where I anticipated them to be. Not bad, but a different stem & my preferred bars would be a...
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