Just quick "Show More" verification supported my suggestion: they like and use Continental tires, bus since Continental does not directly sponsor the channel, we don't see the logo close-up and clear. So, they don't necessary advertise the product that they use and like :), though they claiming that they always do.
Nice tires and good video any way.
Maybe a silly question... But do you have any tips on securing your bike to the repair stand? Are you clamping onto a carbon fibre seat post? How is this done with enough pressure to work on the bike but not damage the frame? Thanks GCN.
AHHH THE GCN CURSE.... I WATCHED THIS SEGMENT, AND JUST TODAY, I NOTICED A REAR WHEEL WOBBLE (NO, I DIDN'T DO A PRE-RIDE CHECK, BUT HEY, WHO DOES THAT??) DISCOVERED A REAR SPOKE HAD NEARLY UNTHREAED OUT. GOOD NEWS, I MADE IT HOME AND ALL IS WELL. I HAVE DISC BRAKES, AND I DIDN'T NOTICE THE 3CM WOBBLE
Hey GCN, as an athelte I am sponsored by a certain gel company which you MIGHT be aware of. The problem i have is they taste awful as you may know and have an awful consistency. many of the flavours being gloopy and have viscous parts of it. how do i overcome their terribleness, like you MIGHT have. Thanks
A used one. Trust me, that was my budget and there isn't much new aside from no name stuff from Amazon or bikes direct. For that priced used you can get a really decent bike and it might come with pedals, or other add ons.
I am looking for a new bike; I dont want to take part in any races for now, but it should be a fast bike nevertheless, not one of those comfort ones with a comfort seated position. But: I´m pretty tall (1,95m), my last bike was a 63 or 64 I´m not sure (Cube Agree GTC SL 2013). My budget is max. 7000€. Do you have any suggestions? Are there manufacturers that make custom bikes and are they reasonable?
Thanks for your advice
Just a tip for the presenter: Be careful with that vocal fry register - it's not the best care for your vocal cords and I read it's generally perceived rather negatively, even though it has become an epidemic in the last years!
Maintenance Monday Suggestion: Old bikes. I ride a 1993 steel Bridgestone RB-1. While your maintenance videos are really helpful and most still apply to my bike, what about things like old headsets? Also: kids' bikes. How to work with coaster brakes, etc.
This video reveals an interesting downside of SRAM e-tap: it's impossible to check the shifting of your front mech on a work stand when you're alone. Since you need to hands to shift the fron mech, you don't have any left for turning the cranks at the same time... Might seem small, but it is a downside of this system.
Si, you have a matte black bike, so do I and I was wondering how you clean yours as when I clean mine streaks are left and patches of what looks like grease marks are left all over the frame (particularly the beefed up part around the bottom bracket) have you any advice of how I remove these or stop them from happening in the first place?
im 17 and been riding a track bike for a while. the main part is to keep the positioning of the handlebars seat and stem comfortable to your height and arm length. my back was a little sore at first just from getting used to the position but it never bothers me now.
I'm 13 and have had a setup on my road bike specifically for racing, and although it took a few rides to perfect it's fine now and optimized for sprinting, climbing and racing. I also ride velodrome and as you can imagine the setup on that is pretty agressive: Tiny headtube, Slammed stem etc... Just setup your bike however feels right. I used a bike fit app called "real bike fit" which you can download on google play or the app store for I think about £2 and I'd reccomend that.☺☺
Those chain tools also measure roller wear. They combine pin wear (pitch elongation) and roller wear. If your chain tool tells you that your chain is worn, check it with an accurate straight metal ruler. You may find that your chain pitch is still acceptable.
GCN - with eTap, how do you change from the large to small chainring (front shift) when in the workstand and needing one hand to rotate the pedals & 2 hands to change the chainring ... 3rd hand needed, or something else?! Demo required I think Simon ....
for some reason I cant get my gears indexed properly, I can get most of the cassette perfectly indexed but there is always one gear that wont index, usually big ring and biggest gear, and if I do index it to where it works it knocks half my other indexing out.
not that it matters I dont ride with my bike in that sort of extreme gearing to where it might put stress on my cogs.
changing your hangar is a bit extreme. most reasons for gears not indexing is a bent mech hangar. your lbs will have a tool to fix it and they will also index your gears for around 20 quid all in. they will also advise if the problem lies with a frayed gear cable.
Hi guys. Do you have a video on choosing the correct width saddle? I'm having difficulty in getting the correct width saddle. My sit bones are 155mm apart. I'm sure I am on the verge of needing a ladies saddle! I know saddles are a very personal choice and what suits one person won't suit another. Im just fed up of discomfort and feeling my pelvis wants to be split in two. I have just taken up cycling again after 20 years of laziness. Do I try many to find the one, or can measuring help? I've tried Selle, Most and Specialized. I'm tempted to buy what I used to have when I was 18 which was a Rolls.
Good job. I was sure that you'd miss something important, but you covered everything. I would advise changing your chain over a week before a big race. Sometimes a chain won't skip until you put real power to the pedals....One question...What do you guys use to plug up little flint cuts in good tubulars, after you flick out the offending material. I'm always afraid that something will get into the same cut and work it's way down to the tube. I used to have something called tread stop, that worked great, but haven't seen it advertised for years and years.
Tip for changing cleats effortlessly, providing you are sure they haven't slipped: draw around them with a black Sharpie/felt tip pen before removing them. It makes putting on new ones a doddle. The pen will wear off eventually.
How are your hands so lopsided that it makes a difference? Stop wanking off so much. Left side is for the front brake and derailleur. Right side for the rear brake and derailleur. Makes so much more sense.
I ride for more than 30 years with the front brake on the left (because everybody does so in Continental Europe) - and since more than 30 years I wonder why, because (in this case) I think the British way is better...
+Bruno Kabbaz yep, I've seen that. Although I'm a bit disappointed they didn't mention stack height at all and if it makes a difference while pedalling or it's just marketing gibberish. I know it comes down to personal preferences, but it's unfeasible for the average guy to go and try each and every pedal system. They could have :)
You can get very good older bikes for a very good price. I have a mid range modern Trek road bike that I use for my commute, which is 20 km each way, and I have an old 1970's vintage beater that I bought for 30 dollars that I use for chores around town. The beater looks like a hunk of junk, but I did a complete overhaul of it and it runs as good as it did new.
Look on Craigslist/kijiji and you can get a good deal on an older bike, and unless you are a pro racer, it won't make that much difference to you.
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