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06-11-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By aggiegrads

Super Soap! ...

Super Soap!

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Soap-96704-Tub-5-Pound/dp/B003COAYVG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=super%2Bsoap&qid=1560286117&s=gateway&sr=8-2&th=1&psc=1

Used in the local Co-op, it gets all...
05-12-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By aggiegrads

I would rather use the Grant Peterson method of...

I would rather use the Grant Peterson method of installing drop bars very high. You can ride in drops when you are feeling good and use the hoods or tops when you want to sit up.

If you can add...
04-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By aggiegrads

Helicopter tape. ...

Helicopter tape.
https://www.amazon.com/Allstar-Performance-ALL14275-Clear-Surface/dp/B003BZO05C?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
It isn't cheap, but with a 2", 30' roll, I have done three bikes, my bumper...
04-23-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By aggiegrads

If you can get the main part of the stem out, the...

If you can get the main part of the stem out, the wedge nut is pretty easy. Take the wheel off, put a long 2x4 between the fork blades right below the crown to resist twisting, and try twisting the...
04-21-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By aggiegrads

Rim brakes or disc? I use Boeshield T9 on rim...

Rim brakes or disc? I use Boeshield T9 on rim brakes for the nipple bed. It is a wax based lube, and won’t contaminate brake pads as bad as oil based lube if you don’t get it all off.

On the...
04-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By aggiegrads

The FSA Omega compact may be the bar that you are...

The FSA Omega compact may be the bar that you are looking for. 80mm reach, 125mm drop, 4į flare. Cheap, relatively speaking.
...
04-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By aggiegrads

Just to clarify for the OP, you mean the Deore...

Just to clarify for the OP, you mean the Deore long cage, not the Sora mid-cage, right?

i have the XT Shadow 9 speed RD and I am running it with 10 speed Ultegra shifters and an 11-36 cassette. ...
04-14-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By aggiegrads

thanks guys. That is a cool solution, although...

thanks guys. That is a cool solution, although Iím not ready to commit to oval chainrings.
04-13-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By aggiegrads

how are you running 46/30? Is there some sort of...

how are you running 46/30? Is there some sort of adaptor or inner chainring mount that lets you run smaller than a 34 on the 110BCD?
04-12-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By aggiegrads

You most likely need a longer chain, and it may...

You most likely need a longer chain, and it may be possible that your rear derailleur may not accommodate the larger cog. If you have the model number, you can find shimano's specs on line.

By...
04-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By aggiegrads

One advantage to replacing the entire lever is...

One advantage to replacing the entire lever is that you will also have a spare set of return springs. I have had one break and it was nice to be able to replace the spring instead of having to...
04-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By aggiegrads

Yep. Bolt cutters for steel stays. mini tube...

Yep. Bolt cutters for steel stays. mini tube cutter for aluminum stays.
04-02-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By aggiegrads

I was planning on the same thing for my cross...

I was planning on the same thing for my cross bike, which has a bb30. Until I found 4 sets of bearings at Performance at their final clearance for about $6 each. At Dy, I can afford to keep...
03-28-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By aggiegrads

If you have a well-equipped or well-established...

If you have a well-equipped or well-established shop in your area, the best option is to put thread inserts into your current cranks.

The shop needs these:...
03-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By aggiegrads

Using a 2.3 tube in a 2.5 tire should be no...

Using a 2.3 tube in a 2.5 tire should be no problem. Larger tubes shouldn’t be that difficult to find. I have a hookworm on my Kris Holm 29er and I love it; it is a little bit tougher to hold a...
03-22-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By aggiegrads

I put a White Industries crank on my 30mm CK BB,...

I put a White Industries crank on my 30mm CK BB, but certainly not as a money-saving decision.

I am happy enough with the Shimano crank offerings in 24mm, I would use their cranks unless they...
03-22-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By aggiegrads

The different road standards in my opinion have...

The different road standards in my opinion have too much variation to "cross standards". You can pretty use any MTB tire with any rim and be pretty confident at any reasonable pressure.

The...
03-22-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By aggiegrads

No, mine was the Energy (aluminum, not Carbon). ...

No, mine was the Energy (aluminum, not Carbon). The dimensions should be the same however.

I do not dispute the claims that they can be used on a wide variety of frames, My only complaint is...
03-22-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By aggiegrads

I have traced a stubborn creak to a front QR...

I have traced a stubborn creak to a front QR skewer, I have traced a click to a cable hitting the crankset (easy one), and the dreaded seat rail to clamp creak.

Another easy one was a stupid PF BB...
03-19-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By aggiegrads

36 is about the biggest 104BCD ring that you can...

36 is about the biggest 104BCD ring that you can find as a middle.

If You are looking for something on a budget, I would go to the Community Cycling Center on Alberta and see if they have a...
03-18-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By aggiegrads

Sugino makes a 44t middle: ...

Sugino makes a 44t middle:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=16026&category=650
03-18-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By aggiegrads

Some Shimano cassettes have two carriers, so you...

Some Shimano cassettes have two carriers, so you get the six largest cogs (the ones that put the most torque on the hub) on carriers. The small cogs don't dig in as much. I have two Chris King hubs...
03-18-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By aggiegrads

If you have a vise, hold the wrench in the vise...

If you have a vise, hold the wrench in the vise and use the wheel to create torque. An inflated tire makes a good gripping surface.
03-14-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By aggiegrads

Given the nature of latex, I would say yes,...

Given the nature of latex, I would say yes, especially between Stan's and Orange Seal.

I didn't make a big fuss over my switch from Finish Line to Orange Seal, and it worked perfectly.
03-14-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By aggiegrads

Shifting is noticeably better if you use the...

Shifting is noticeably better if you use the cable path behind the bars. If you notice, there are two possible cable paths for the RD housing. The one that most people use causes a pretty tight...
03-14-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By aggiegrads

That looks sweet. Enjoy!

That looks sweet. Enjoy!
03-10-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By aggiegrads

The OP already said he was using Finish Line. ...

The OP already said he was using Finish Line.

I tried one bottle of Finish Line when I first went to tubeless. I wondered why everyone liked tubeless until I tried Endurance.
03-10-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By aggiegrads

The current brakes are the dia compe 986. Iím...

The current brakes are the dia compe 986. Iím worried that the plastic spring will continue to crack like the Altus brakes of old. Iím not ready to spring for the Pauls on this bike; any idea if...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By aggiegrads

You could always get stoker levers. Much more...

You could always get stoker levers. Much more control at the widest part of the bars.
...
03-10-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By aggiegrads

Cantilever brake without 3 hole plate?

Does anyone know if there is a modern cantilever or linear pull brake available that has friction spring tension adjustment?

I have a bike with cantilever posts that does not have the ďthree-hole...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By aggiegrads

You are small like me. What is that, a 50cm...

You are small like me. What is that, a 50cm frame?

Have you ridden with no hoods before? Is the top of the bars your primary hand position?
03-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By aggiegrads

Bash guard/36/22 with triple FD here. Works...

Bash guard/36/22 with triple FD here. Works great on my commuter and my gravel bike. With one less ring, chain wrap is not an issue and you can go to a wider cassette.

I agree with cs1 - adjust...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By aggiegrads

What kind of bike did you ride? I have the exact...

What kind of bike did you ride? I have the exact bike (truccachino tan) and I spent a lot of time and money trying to turn it into something it is not. The Surly frame will never be a...
03-03-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,680
Posted By aggiegrads

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here is mine organized. Full disclosure: It is rarely this organized. I am...
03-02-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By aggiegrads

There are different types of obsolescence. ...

There are different types of obsolescence.

What you have is technically obsolete. There are (arguably) more advanced designs, materials, and manufacturing that enable better suspension,...
02-27-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,242
Posted By aggiegrads

Generally, real food that you already know that...

Generally, real food that you already know that you like.

peanut butter and jelly
peanut butter and honey
cookies
fig bars
olives
almonds
burritos
string cheese
02-24-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By aggiegrads

Agree. I took a ck bb off of another bike and...

Agree. I took a ck bb off of another bike and used the FSA crank and it wouldn’t get close to recommended torque before binding the bearings.

It it is a shame. I have all the tools for the CK...
02-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By aggiegrads

Shimano makes them. ...

Shimano makes them.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=28847&category=774

Personally, I would get 9 speed triggers (9 speed road and MTN have the same cable pull...
02-11-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By aggiegrads

While you're in there, make sure that the freehub...

While you're in there, make sure that the freehub is on tight. You may need to go to a shop to borrow a giant 14mm Allen key.
02-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,824
Posted By aggiegrads

I think that the reason for cracked rims could be...

I think that the reason for cracked rims could be more behavioral than scientific. My guess is that most early adopters of road tubeless were MTB converts or cyclocross racers. Both try to run as...
02-01-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By aggiegrads

To clarify, is the cage of the front derailleur...

To clarify, is the cage of the front derailleur hitting the frame? Did you adjust or swap cables on the FD?
01-30-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By aggiegrads

Marzocchi Mark! If he doesn't have what you...

Marzocchi Mark!

If he doesn't have what you need, start shopping for a new fork.

https://www.mtbforksbymark.com/
01-17-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By aggiegrads

Check and see if the bearings have any markings...

Check and see if the bearings have any markings on the dust seal. I would expect them to be marked with 6806, but that is only a semi-educated guess.
01-16-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By aggiegrads

A floor pump if you don't already have one.

A floor pump if you don't already have one.
01-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By aggiegrads

lockring tool: ...

lockring tool:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=3959
01-11-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By aggiegrads

My experience with cam over torque wrenches is...

My experience with cam over torque wrenches is with Mountz, Seekonk, and Gedore. Gedore is my favorite, they are a joy to use. Like others said, they are total overkill for bike work, but if they...
01-11-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By aggiegrads

I never said that cam over and slipper torque...

I never said that cam over and slipper torque wrenches weren’t total overkill for working on bikes. I don’t own them, I use them at work where we do build high tech equipment.

It it is very...
01-11-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By aggiegrads

I prefer cam-over or slipper torque wrenches to...

I prefer cam-over or slipper torque wrenches to click, beam, and digital torque wrenches. These are the only style that I have found that are really fool proof in not allowing over-torque.
01-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By aggiegrads

Stahlwille has a 1-20Nm that is 4% across the...

Stahlwille has a 1-20Nm that is 4% across the entire range. Stahlwille is a great brand; we use their angle-sensing digital torque wrenches where I work.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,867
Posted By aggiegrads

Darth Lefty nailed it. Both my wife and I...

Darth Lefty nailed it. Both my wife and I graduated from Texas A&M. Iíve had the handle since Ď96 on several different forums and servers.
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