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October 3, 2014 03:33 AM in General Discussion


?perfect gear ratio?
October 2, 2014 08:16 AM in General Discussion

Ha ha. Here we go again. At the top of the forum page is a search window. Use that and you'll be surprised with what you find. My ratio is 2.625:1

?perfect gear ratio?
October 1, 2014 10:06 PM in General Discussion

2000g. That's two kilos. I hope that is for a pair of wheels.

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
October 1, 2014 10:38 AM in General Discussion

I'll second that wow. That was interesting to watch. Keep in mind. Yes the steel forks bent. But you can see that they are failing. Softens the impact. Like a crumple zone in ...

Carbon fork stress test
September 30, 2014 08:55 AM in General Discussion

Ha ha. Yeah, bloody weight weenies! If not racing, it doesn't matter. Heavy wheels, think of it as flywheel to help maintain that speed. Tyre choice and pressure can make...

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
September 30, 2014 06:29 AM in General Discussion

You're gonna smoke brown hash one of these days?? Ok, each to their own.

September 29, 2014 09:09 PM in General Discussion

Yeah true. I did have nipples pull through the metal inserts in an old set of weinmann rims. They were corroding. So there is a weakness there. Little washers fixed the problem....

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
September 29, 2014 10:53 AM in General Discussion

On wheels. A good shop will always put every wheel on the jig to check it out. Make sure it's true and all spokes are tight. Even cheap kids' bikes. Aren't all wheels hand...

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
September 22, 2014 01:56 AM in General Discussion

My hairdresser has this one on her book shelf. 'So you think you're a cyclist' by Pete Jorgensen. A tongue in cheek piss take on all the different sorts of bike riders out there...

Favorite Cycling Books?
September 18, 2014 11:18 AM in General Discussion

Atombomb, hang on, calm done. I'm not hacking on your knowledge or use of correct medical terms. Your posts are good to read because of the professional nature in the way you wr...

Chronic knee issues
September 18, 2014 01:25 AM in General Discussion

Rushing. Have you tried Penatrene? A penatraiting spray. Soak it on an let it sit for a day. Hold the cup spanner on really solid and tight. May need a helper. Then hit the end ...

Regret Thread
September 17, 2014 10:15 PM in General Discussion

Putting the cleats right back I don't believe is a problem. Otherwise everyone who rides a bike with platform pedals would have knee problems. It will be cleat angle, not just r...

Chronic knee issues
September 17, 2014 12:14 PM in General Discussion

A lower more spiny gearing will help with longevity of your knees. I don't know what harm running brake less will do to them. I can't imagine it's too good either. There's a lot...

Chronic knee issues
September 15, 2014 10:46 PM in General Discussion

I never knew carbon could rust. Ha ha The wire wheel is a very manly way to do it. Will/can f%#k shit up pretty quick. A little tiny bit of stripper on a small area to test ...

Removing spray painted primer
September 15, 2014 06:16 AM in General Discussion

Look you said you've got a 1/4 inch spare. That's 6mm, heaps of room. If on the odd chance the new tyre does rub there are a few options. Man up and pedal, the tyre will wear do...

tire size, confused...
September 14, 2014 10:19 PM in General Discussion

The 700 has/had something to do with diameter I think. Our wheels are not 700mm tall. More closer to 650mm. A 29er is the same BSD (bead seat diameter) as a 700 road rim. The ...

tire size, confused...
September 13, 2014 07:37 AM in General Discussion

http://www.bikecalc.com/wheel_size_math Try out that little table. Lots of other number stuff on that site too. Ratios, skid patches, gear inches.... Just remember it's not an...

tire size, confused...
September 8, 2014 11:32 PM in General Discussion

Some experts are happy to share their knowledge and put it on the web. Well at least some of it. I stumbled across this site yesterday. He's a bike fit guy with a lot of info on...

having some wrist and forearm pain while riding
September 8, 2014 04:53 AM in General Discussion

A unicycle! Seriously, think about it. It's under a grand. Tight geo'. All fixie riders are after a nice tight geo. Steel frame. Steel is keeping it real. Direct drive. ...

Best fixie under U$ 1000,00
September 5, 2014 09:09 PM in General Discussion

Wrist/hand position. If your wrists are down, like twisting a motorcycle throttle around then you can get issues. Maybe hold them up a bit so your forearm and hand make more of ...

having some wrist and forearm pain while riding
September 4, 2014 04:24 PM in General Discussion

Replace the cassette with one that has the same amount cogs/speeds. The size doesn't matter, close ratio or wide ratio. New cassette, new chain. Otherwise it will jump and give ...

New cassette on an old hub
September 3, 2014 03:48 PM in General Discussion

Milliways, Resturant at the End of the Universe.

why all the hate
September 1, 2014 12:43 PM in General Discussion

Found it. Team America, World Police.

why all the hate
September 1, 2014 12:40 PM in General Discussion

^ Ha Ha. What was the name of the movie that was retold in? I know it's been around a long time though. A Guy Ritchie movie maybe?

why all the hate
September 1, 2014 09:16 AM in General Discussion

Justmeandmyvig. There's dicks, cocks, tossers, wankers, what ever in all aspects of life. Get used to it and learn to deal with them. It's called people skills. The amount of ...

why all the hate