How do you guys keep your bikes clean in shit weather? I'm in the middle of rebuilding & cleaning mine for the second time this winter and I'm fuckin sick of it. Ideas? I'm adding a front mud flap, but my calipers still seem to get all grimey and gum up. They're pretty old though.
Depends, when the weather is going to be consistently cold and wet I don't worry about anything except wiping buildup off moving parts. When the weather's nice, I'll give a bike a basic cleaning every 2-3 rides, and I always plan to do a complete overhaul once the threat of winter snows is over for the year.
>>923790 I put a lot of km's on the bike and I'm just concerned about the longevity of wear parts & components. I think I've already completely fried cassette & chain at this point, under 1000k on both.
How often do you replace your chain & cassette in winter generally?
Not SF, most of the hipsters here have gone to adventure bikes, and Portland looked to be going that way last time I was there. Your best bet would probably be a 3rd rate hipster city like Ft Collins CO, SLC, or Columbus OH
>>921200 >crosswind landings Easier than people make it out to be, honestly. >establish sideslip approach >nose aligned with centerline >banked into wind to eliminate lateral drift >maintain 2x descent (C172 or similar) >smooth flare, gentle touchdown >one wheel may touch first >allow... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
All the experienced cyclists said real cyclists ride aluminum and you're a stupid fred if you ride carbon.
Is it worth the extra $150, and the downgrade to 105 to upgrade from the carbon frame to the aluminum one? Or should I save $150 to put towards an upgrade wheelset and have the nicer Ultegra parts... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Nashbar sells cheap crap as a business model. Likely the wheels on that bike are shit. Seatpost, stem, wheels would need an upgrade to be a serious bike. But that price for Ultegra is something. Notice the brakes are FSA. They cut every corner to make that, then slapped Ultegra on it. It's cool, but keep all of that in mind.
Cannondale isn't the special company they once were, so don't get too excited about them. Their pre-outsourcing frames are amazing though
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>>921980 >nashbar sucks >aksiums are better than rs-11s >fsa parts are worse than the generic cdale branded shit >ill neglect to mention the caad also has tektro brakes too >buy a claris bike for $67 more than the nashbar 105 carbon bike
Today opens a new subway extension in Barcelona, although it's not really an extension because the line it's part of hast it's central part still incomplete and with no work being done on it (because spaniards are retarded at planning infrastructure and we can't pay for it now).
This is almost 20km of new subway line, the largest single stretch ever put in service. Howwever, the line is godawfully designed (just look at all those ridiculous twists and turns), and this is the line that reaches the airport, rendering... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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