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06-08-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,577
Posted By 79pmooney

One fact of platform pedals (even with pins) is...

One fact of platform pedals (even with pins) is that there is a % grade maximum that can be ridden at a constant speed. (Ie, not having a head of steam from the previous downhill. You can quite...
05-07-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By dedhed

Changing the length doesn't change tension on a...

Changing the length doesn't change tension on a RD. OK, maybe a minuscule amount depending on where you are in the range of the RD and working against the spring or when against the low stop. Because...
05-07-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how...

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how this really works.

The barrel adjuster(s) do NOT adjust cable tension, that is always the same. You're changing the length of the cable relative...
04-09-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,956
Posted By shelbyfv

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so...

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so simple. Poaching is poaching, whether you think the ride is "deserving" or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,135
Posted By mschwett

depends. plenty of room, no traffic, big speed...

depends. plenty of room, no traffic, big speed differential, rider holding a clean line, no.

narrow path, lesser speed differential, traffic, inexperienced rider, any wobbling, yes. "on your left!"
07-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,084
Posted By smurfy

Since I turned 60 a couple of months ago and even...

Since I turned 60 a couple of months ago and even before that I found that I can't listen to rock anymore. It just gives me a headache.

My taste in music nowadays is ambient trance, erethal wave,...
07-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,386
Posted By JohnDThompson

Probably easier to describe when it doesn't suck....

Probably easier to describe when it doesn't suck. :innocent:
07-19-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By shelbyfv

I know- Don't let the door hit me on the way...

I know- Don't let the door hit me on the way out..... :beer:
03-21-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851
Posted By downtube42

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998%...

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998% marketing, with the remaining 0.002% being incorrect thinking.
03-20-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,452
Posted By JohnDThompson

Turn the question around: why do bike tires need...

Turn the question around: why do bike tires need boxes? Packaging should only be used when needed, e.g. to protect the contents or preserve freshness, etc. We have more than enough garbage to deal...
02-23-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,887
Posted By BobbyG

I don't see drillium and unobtainium on the chart.

I don't see drillium and unobtainium on the chart.
12-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,601
Posted By wolfchild

Use proper winter boots and you won't need any...

Use proper winter boots and you won't need any shoe covers.
11-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,075
Posted By walnutz

Fellas, drop it. Geez.

Fellas, drop it. Geez.
10-09-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 80,643
Posted By TMonk

It would be great if we could play nice in here...

It would be great if we could play nice in here and avoid overtly politicized statements and personal insults/attacks. Let's try to stick to discussions regarding the pandemic as it applies to...
09-30-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Koyote

Hey, I resemble that comment! To answer the...

Hey, I resemble that comment!

To answer the OP's question: if you are racing, and you have more than just a casual interest, then yeah, a powermeter might be useful. It can help you to get faster,...
09-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By 79pmooney

I believe there have been some creepy men who...

I believe there have been some creepy men who have found their way in the past. Hence the tighter scrutiny. (Don't worry - this man only remembers this from reading innocent posts in the forums I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 24,325
Posted By BillyD

So here's how I would handle it fellas - •...

So here's how I would handle it fellas -

• some poster makes a statement which I consider flat out wrong, I just can't agree with it.
• I address his statement with one of my own, a correct one...
08-12-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,626
Posted By cobba

Keep the chain in a straighter line. Old...

Keep the chain in a straighter line.

Old worn chains can flex sideways easier then a new chain.

There's nothing to guide the chain when back pedalling


nothing to guide the chain + a chain...
08-07-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Koyote

Depending on the type of cleats/pedals you are...

Depending on the type of cleats/pedals you are using, you may be able to find some two-sided pedals: flat on one side, clipless on the other. Then you can swap shoes without swapping pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,853
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Its really good to see all of you "old family"...

Its really good to see all of you "old family" come back and say a few words.

Much respect to all of you and thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,853
Posted By KiddSisko

That bench took a lot of abuse, as did Pcad, who...

That bench took a lot of abuse, as did Pcad, who frankly deserved, and demanded it (all for the funny). His dear family... So sad and unfair. There was no one like him. Literally one of a kind. I...
06-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,071
Posted By hermanchauw

Bike use for non-bike parts. Custom front and...

Bike use for non-bike parts. Custom front and rear racks.
...
05-25-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,071
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know if this counts as a "use" or not,...

I don't know if this counts as a "use" or not, but a friend made this "steampunk laser gun" for my wife, incorporating a set of Campy shifters he found at an antique shop.
...
05-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,972
Posted By HTupolev

Wheel balancing makes more sense on cars than on...

Wheel balancing makes more sense on cars than on road bikes for two reasons.

Automotive suspension is able to oscillate at a fairly large amplitude at fairly low frequencies. When a car is...
04-12-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
Posted By indyfabz

Practice arboreal distancing. :D

Practice arboreal distancing. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,235
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: We have a lot of interesting...

Moderation note: We have a lot of interesting posts and information for OP on steering. Let's agree to disagree with respect to some of the debated points and let OP, as well as others decide what to...
02-26-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Happy Feet

This is a bicycle forum. Maybe try talking about...

This is a bicycle forum. Maybe try talking about bicycles?
11-12-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Trakhak

Does the resistance occur in all gear...

Does the resistance occur in all gear combinations or only in those where the chainline is poor?

For example, I would expect backpedaling to work fine with the chain in the middle of the cassette...
08-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,981
Posted By DrIsotope

Rules I broke today: 24, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34,...

Rules I broke today:

24, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 41, 45, 48, 50, 54, 56, 57, 62, 74, 91, 92, and 93.

...and that's without trying. I ate a bar at mile 30, and stopped at a coffee shop (where I...
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