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04-12-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kontact

How about posting that picture again? Better yet,...

How about posting that picture again? Better yet, a side view of you on the bike.

Lots of problems start with having the saddle too far forward, and then trying to keep your body from falling...
04-12-24, 08:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,598
Posted By wheelreason

No, the only thing wrong with America is that...

No, the only thing wrong with America is that it's full of Americans...
04-11-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,598
Posted By MarcusT

If a person boycotted every corp that cheated,...

If a person boycotted every corp that cheated, their house would be empty
And their garage
04-11-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,598
Posted By cb400bill

I've had three vintage steel Treks including my...

I've had three vintage steel Treks including my great 1985 770. I currently have a Checkpoint gravel bike. I sleep well at night.

YMMV
04-11-24, 06:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,598
Posted By bampilot06

Interesting to hold a grudge that doesnít have...

Interesting to hold a grudge that doesnít have anything to do with you.
04-09-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,873
Posted By veganbikes

The traditional comfort bike is generally a heavy...

The traditional comfort bike is generally a heavy low end bit of silliness. A super low travel but very heavy suspension fork, in many cases a vintage quill stem and lower to bottom end components...
04-09-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,873
Posted By bboy314

Getting the FX 6 and having it outfitted with the...

Getting the FX 6 and having it outfitted with the components you want makes sense to me. Like others have said, itís a very limited market for high end hybrids, and generally folks looking for that...
04-09-24, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By OldTryGuy

When one is approaching 74, has been without *the...

When one is approaching 74, has been without *the boys* for 9 years this month due to Prostate Cancer, obtains very little recovery from any exercise due to no Testosterone and PCa(Prostate Cancer)...
04-08-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By FBinNY

+1 CLEARLY an oversize lockring. I can see...

+1

CLEARLY an oversize lockring. I can see it overlapping the roots of the sprocket teeth.

BTW thanks for the photo which saved lots of time.
04-08-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By KCT1986

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette...

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette with a larger outer sprocket. Is it marked 11T?
04-07-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,513
Posted By rosefarts

I hope you all realize that in a few years time,...

I hope you all realize that in a few years time, anyone who is not on an ebike will be a retrogrouch.
04-06-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,513
Posted By FBinNY

Answer is yes. It's not about whether one is...

Answer is yes. It's not about whether one is "better" than the other, but about fitness for the specific purpose. Each has advantages and drawbacks, so its about weighing them based on your needs. ...
04-06-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Might be better off looking for a $50 bike at...

Might be better off looking for a $50 bike at Goodwill or similar?
04-06-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,513
Posted By PeteHski

Reluctance to change and obsession with weight...

Reluctance to change and obsession with weight (still both lingering). Maybe cost too at the lower end of the market. Mountain bikes really paved the way for bicycle disc brakes and it was inevitable...
04-06-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,513
Posted By cyccommute

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim...

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim brakes are not disc brakes. Converting drum brakes on cars to disc brakes was a great improvement. Hub mounted disc brakes are just making the “disc”...
04-02-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By noglider

Slavic engineering for the win!

Slavic engineering for the win!
03-31-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,588
Posted By squachie

dunno exactly what you have. here is an example....

dunno exactly what you have. here is an example. for these you wpould remove the spd part and add the toe clips. simple as that...
03-31-24, 12:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,690
Posted By ACHiPo

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price...

Because if it’s not the lightest at the price point it’s a disadvantage.
03-29-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By KCT1986

Dura ace uniglide used a 32 threaded end...

Dura ace uniglide used a 32 threaded end sprocket. Other models used 34.6 (?).
03-28-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By Ots090

Being older now I found myself grabbing the car...

Being older now I found myself grabbing the car keys instead of hopping on the bike. Didi an e-bike convert and now I'm on it again. Works for me!
03-28-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By rsbob

I pass people on e-bikes whom are out for a...

I pass people on e-bikes whom are out for a leisurely cruise all the time. I’m glad they are out moving their legs enjoying the outdoors. The only time I find myself (not them - me) upset is when I...
03-28-24, 04:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By indyfabz

Seek immediate LBS attention for a ride lasting...

Seek immediate LBS attention for a ride lasting longer than 4 hours.
03-27-24, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,713
Posted By MarcusT

I've never tried a pro fit, but have viewed...

I've never tried a pro fit, but have viewed numerous videos on bike fit. Some helped, most did not. I found tweaking everything after the first several rides from saddle height/lateral position,...
03-27-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By gugie

Iíll see your titanium and raise you an...

Iíll see your titanium and raise you an unobtanium.
03-27-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By shelbyfv

The greatest "virtue" is that you don't have to...

The greatest "virtue" is that you don't have to sweat the hills! Of course that's been true for most of my motorized vehicles, the 1967 VW Westie being an exception. :rolleyes: Hard not to like...
03-27-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By icemilkcoffee

At this point in time when steel bikes are facing...

At this point in time when steel bikes are facing extinction, I think a simple rule would suffice: steel bikes
03-27-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,887
Posted By genejockey

It would be interesting to look at the age...

It would be interesting to look at the age profile of these events over time. Our little monthly C&V ride does tend to skew older, but we also have a couple younger riders.

But the organizers are...
03-27-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By Hermes

I see you have a Felt e-bike. If feasible, put...

I see you have a Felt e-bike. If feasible, put power pedals on the e-bike and use the motor power to make up the differential power required to keep you in z2 when climbing. If the Felt ebike is...
03-26-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

JA Stein made (makes currently?) a crank...

JA Stein made (makes currently?) a crank extractor thread repair kit It has an oversized thread tap (pilot too IIRC) and the now oversized extractor/puller.

Bicycle Research and BR offered an...
03-24-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,107
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here in the US the perceived need for road bikes...

Here in the US the perceived need for road bikes with really low gearing had been a small part of the national market. That and that so many riders were/are challenged to learn how to shift the front...
03-23-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Murray Missile

11-36t cassette is on and works like a dream on...

11-36t cassette is on and works like a dream on the stand. Still have some other things to do on it before I can take it for a test ride.
03-23-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By MudPie

John, you're correct, Pete from Park customer...

John, you're correct, Pete from Park customer service did respond within a few hours, which they tend to do with my questions to them. Here is their response:

"Those are taken from the...
03-22-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,250
Posted By One Wheel

Bib shorts.

Bib shorts.
03-22-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By MudPie

The Park torque spec is my go-to reference,...

The Park torque spec is my go-to reference, unless otherwise stated on the component. I've always assumed the Park table was for lubricated threads and I always grease threads. In general, I never...
03-21-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By NVFlinch

Whooo-eeee ! Someone has their chamois in a...

Whooo-eeee !
Someone has their chamois in a wad. Did I mention you anywhere in my opinion? Lighten up - this thread is not about you.
03-21-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By NVFlinch

First, there is no magic "CLICK" when going from...

First, there is no magic "CLICK" when going from one zone to another. At our age (I'm 73 and average 4500 miles/year) these 'zone rules' are far lower on the priority stack than just getting out and...
03-20-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,088
Posted By PeteHski

$7,500 today will buy you a higher performance...

$7,500 today will buy you a higher performance bike than a 1989 Kestrel 4000.
03-20-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Everyone else is correct. The ST7400 will only...

Everyone else is correct. The ST7400 will only work with the Dura Ace RD74** shifting an 8 speed cassette.

BUT, Shimano, in its infinite wisdom, gave you another way. out. A Dura Ace 8 speed...
03-19-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Minor headset slop, whether from loosely adjusted...

Minor headset slop, whether from loosely adjusted bearing preload or a sliding fit of the crown race will have very little effects on riding (the fact that this bike had been used for so long before...
03-19-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By smd4

We used to dimple the crown race sleeve with a...

We used to dimple the crown race sleeve with a punch at 90 degrees. Does the same thing as that knurler in the video.

I can't comment on whether it's OK for it to be loose or not. My gut says that...
03-18-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,507
Posted By Pantah

Velo Mule : Yeah, since it broke right at the...

Velo Mule : Yeah, since it broke right at the base of the threads there's still a whooping 7.5 inches of steerer remaining, so it should be more than plenty for an experienced frame builder to work...
03-18-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By genejockey

For me the key is having ridden tens of thousands...

For me the key is having ridden tens of thousands of miles to the point where the head unit is just something that's there, not something to obsess over. I sometimes ride my C&V bikes without data,...
03-18-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By mstateglfr

A GPS that is recording but not displaying data...

A GPS that is recording but not displaying data is effectively no different from not having a GPS there at all.
A light kinda helps to see and be seen when its dark. Safety and whatnot.
A bell...
03-17-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By Mtracer

Concerning wet or dry, I too would like that...

Concerning wet or dry, I too would like that information. But The generally accepted 40% derating when wet (lubed), while significant, isn't orders of magnitude. I tend to err on the low side of any...
03-17-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By Koyote

My mileage does vary.

My mileage does vary.
03-17-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By NVFlinch

As a guy who USED to run ghetto tubeless on his...

As a guy who USED to run ghetto tubeless on his mountain bike, and has blown tires off rims, and had to obey visiting hours for a friend who ended up in the hospital due to a ghetto tire blowoff.......
03-17-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By 79pmooney

Proof. My bars have tape, two levers and plugs. ...

Proof. My bars have tape, two levers and plugs. That's it. And it can be argued my mind is empty. :)

Well, two of my bikes have headlight mounts. And one of those has a computer mount because...
03-16-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By Kontact

Put something between the screw and the hanger....

Put something between the screw and the hanger. I've used a little chunk of credit card.

You could also drill a new spring hole.
03-16-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By FBinNY

Springs are amazingly reliable, so the B-spring...

Springs are amazingly reliable, so the B-spring itself is the last thing I'd suspect unless it was completely dead.

These RDs depend on a balance between upper and lower springs, so are very...
03-11-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW the donuts are purely for cosmetic...

FWIW the donuts are purely for cosmetic protection and have no effect on function. EXCEPT if they slide all the way to one end and get trapped, possibly causing cable friction.

Thinking about...
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