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by froze
Sat May 18, 2019 19:07 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1682

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Depends on where you ride! IF you do a lot of climbing you want lighter wheels over deep dish, if you do mostly flat riding with maybe some rolling hills you want deep dish. Climbing faster is better than descending faster, you will descend faster with aero but you will climb slower because of the w...
by froze
Fri Apr 05, 2019 03:45 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon discount code
Replies: 17
Views: 13574

Re: Canyon discount code

Canyon has horrible customer service and warranty service.
by froze
Fri Apr 05, 2019 01:52 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

Re: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?

due to the pics being completely different, different backdrop, different clothes, different camera distance, etc I can't really tell! if by chance you can reshoot and get the two exactly, or at least a lot closer to exactly the same as possible we might be able to tell, and wear shorts and short sl...
by froze
Sun Feb 24, 2019 20:44 pm
Forum: Vintage bikes forum
Topic: Re: Help indentified This Racing bike
Replies: 11
Views: 4605

Re: Re: Help indentified This Racing bike

It does have unusual lugs which hints at a custom maker, but the picture of the lugs don't show enough to be certain, but there was a custom frame builder that made his own lugs that resemble those and his name was Townsend. I happen to find a Youtube video, go to 2:46 in the video and watch the gre...
by froze
Sun Feb 24, 2019 20:18 pm
Forum: Vintage bikes forum
Topic: Help identyfing the bike
Replies: 3
Views: 2968

Re: Help identyfing the bike

It's a low end bike, it appears that the crank, gears, wheels, and probably the handlebars are all chromed steel, which means the advertised weight of 22 pounds is very much on the lowside, I would think it's closer to 35 to 38 pounds. While the cost is low at $95 I'm not so sure if the difficulty o...
by froze
Sun Feb 24, 2019 19:53 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Frame protection Cable Rub
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Frame protection Cable Rub

I just use clear Gorilla tape, it's cheap and won't harm paint.
by froze
Sun Feb 24, 2019 19:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Custom Steel or good titanium
Replies: 28
Views: 2145

Re: Custom Steel or good titanium

My god, if I show you a picture of Bigfoot will you believe that too? All frame materials have suffered failure, some more then others like carbon fiber and aluminum, but steel and TI is the most durable of all the materials currently on the market, does that mean they can't fail? no it doesn't mean...
by froze
Sun Feb 24, 2019 19:02 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Seriously considering buying this.
Replies: 17
Views: 1423

Re: Seriously considering buying this.

Forgive me but I haven't read all your posts on this forum so I would like to know if this your first bike? If so, I wouldn't buy that bike even if your financial health has improved, why is that you scream? Because about 78% of all people that buy exercise equipment, including bikes, stop doing wha...
by froze
Thu Feb 07, 2019 01:47 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Kona Sutra Ltd sizing/fitting
Replies: 6
Views: 3702

Re: Kona Sutra Ltd sizing/fitting

Congrats, the Sutra is a fine bike.

I still haven't decided which touring bike I'm going to get, the Masi and the Kona are both in the running,
by froze
Thu Jan 17, 2019 04:15 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike build advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1215

Re: Bike build advice

Yikes, the name brand made me want to run and hide. I wouldn't buy anything direct from China, if something is wrong with the frame when you get it you'll have no warranty service which might mean the frame you spent money for could be completely useless. You need to stay with a company doing busine...
by froze
Thu Jan 03, 2019 16:51 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74776
Views: 3923894

Re: Silly commuting racing

I haven't gotten into a impromptu race while commuting for a very long time. About 35 years ago I was commuting in jeans and tennis shoes and some local racing jock (known to be a jackass in the cycling community because he thought he was God's gift to bike racing) with all the racing clothes and ex...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:33 pm
Forum: Vintage bikes forum
Topic: Leather Helmets - Safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 5116

Re: Leather Helmets - Safe?

No, leather helmets offer no protection whatsoever, but they look really cool! So if you're after that vintage cool look but don't care about protection then wear it and have fun, but if you want head protection buy another helmet and you'll still have fun but with less potential headaches and less ...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:25 pm
Forum: Vintage bikes forum
Topic: Help identifying bike
Replies: 2
Views: 3499

Re: Help identifying bike

No pics are showing up, just says sorry an unexpected error has occurred.
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:24 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Max tyre size
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Max tyre size

The max you can go on the Cervelo is 25mm. The max on the Bianchi would likely be only 25 as well but a couple of models could take a 28, without knowing the model I can't tell you for sure. I would buy a used bike that has larger tires on it and ride it in the winter this way you would not have to ...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:11 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cleaning grubby STI hoods
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Cleaning grubby STI hoods

Try two things, first try Dawn for Dishes (non citrus), this stuff is good for almost any kind of dirt, in fact I use it on a damp synthetic sponge and clean my bike and my chain with it, works great at removing grease. If that doesn't work then try 409, I find this to also work really well on tape ...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:08 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Mini pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1513

Re: Mini pump

... I also own the Topeak Road Morph G, which technically it's not a mini, it's more of a half frame pump, I also did a review of it here: https://www.roadbikereview.com/product/accessories/pump/lezyne/road-drive-mini.html I no longer really like that pump due to one major issue-the mounting system...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 20:02 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Why are batteries so **** !
Replies: 48
Views: 2560

Re: Why are batteries so **** !

Newer generation of rechargeable batteries are different from the days of nickel cadmium (NiCads) bats, new bats today it is strongly advised that you always recharge the battery fully after every use even if that battery is only down 5%! New bats today don't like to be fully discharged or nearly fu...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 19:34 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike fitting needed for beginner?
Replies: 13
Views: 3412

Re: Bike fitting needed for beginner?

YES IT'S AN OVERKILL!! you should first attempt to do the fitting yourself by following the advice given by these websites: https://blog.bikefit.com/how-to-fit-a-road-bicycle/ https://cyclingtips.com/2010/04/science-of-bike-fitting/ https://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/how-to-get-your-seat-he...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 19:08 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Completely new to cycling. Any tips or advice?
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: Completely new to cycling. Any tips or advice?

Personally I would go as cheap as possible and look at the used market for something around the 300 to 400 range because you will get more of a bike in the used market for that money then you would new. Why do I suggest that you scream? Because about 73% of all people that try a new sport will quit ...
by froze
Sat Dec 22, 2018 18:52 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: What to upgrade...
Replies: 23
Views: 1786

Re: What to upgrade...

If it's so lovely why do anything? I agree, why spend money if nothing is broken or worn out? Instead use that money to pay off a credit card! Serious about that too!! When something on your bike breaks or wears out then update the part you're replacing to the next level up, but don't go crazy beca...

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