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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,228
Posted By Russ Roth

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04-13-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Russ Roth

So you have an alternate example to show?...

So you have an alternate example to show? Although I don't have one I have a frame I could turn into one, I think I'd rather have a mtb handlebar if I did. With a standard cross bike I ride the flats...
04-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Russ Roth

Sounds like the pads aren't running parallel to...

Sounds like the pads aren't running parallel to the rotors if you're having trouble with rubbing and lousy stopping if they're hydraulic. Brakes not aligned would mean constant rubbing and lousy...
04-12-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By Russ Roth

Cool, looks like you successfully made a wheel....

Cool, looks like you successfully made a wheel. As to the stiffness, you might be surprised. Although the base of the triangle that the spokes make is slightly smaller making it a slightly weaker...
04-12-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 965
Posted By Russ Roth

I liked the setup at one shop I worked for, with...

I liked the setup at one shop I worked for, with the average bike we told them the tune was 70.00 and we had a 25.00 parts possibility (had a better term I can't remember). Basically if we found...
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice buy and probably worth 400. They were 1200...

Nice buy and probably worth 400. They were 1200 new with full 105 kit, 100 more then the aluminum frame if I remember right. A nice, smooth riding bike that was still fast.
04-10-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,386
Posted By Russ Roth

You're trying to discuss ethics and corporate...

You're trying to discuss ethics and corporate self-interest and corner cutting? The bikes are made in China for a reason, lowest possible cost to maximize profits, if that means that sometimes parts...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 770
Posted By Russ Roth

Seriously struggling with a doctoral thesis, I've...

Seriously struggling with a doctoral thesis, I've gotten the whole thing written. The advisor had me make so many changes to the proposal that what I ended up with was in a similar vein to what I...
04-10-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Russ Roth

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail...

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail trail around nyc, everyone seems to love their paving. Having ridden extensively on the Erie Canal trail as well as multiple others I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 230,742
Posted By Russ Roth

Wind wasn't as bad as the other day but close,...

Wind wasn't as bad as the other day but close, 12.5 out from field 5 at a brisk pace and 12.5 miles struggling the whole time. Went to downshift at one point and discovered when my kid knocked the...
04-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Russ Roth

Every word of this. Just find a new bike in...

Every word of this. Just find a new bike in decent shape and move on to riding with the kid.
04-07-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 985
Posted By Russ Roth

I seem to be missing where the problem is, the...

I seem to be missing where the problem is, the threads in the crank look like they're in perfect condition. So make sure the center post of the tool is fully recessed into the tool and tighten the...
04-07-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Russ Roth

Is this the first chain you've worn out on the...

Is this the first chain you've worn out on the bike? If so the chainrings might still be fine and the only true way to know is to install a new chain and cassette. Both of which are still reasonably...
04-06-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,035
Posted By Russ Roth

When I worked in Schenectady and lived in Albany...

When I worked in Schenectady and lived in Albany this was the way to commute for me, couldn't do it Albany to Schenectady, it was a steady incline though shallow with poor light timing. But heading...
04-06-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Russ Roth

Old concept, had a sram 3sp internal with 8sp...

Old concept, had a sram 3sp internal with 8sp cassette body meaning it could handle a 10sp one they came out. Problem was the sturdiness of the internals to shift under load and the internal...
04-06-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,441
Posted By Russ Roth

You missed where I previously wrote that...

You missed where I previously wrote that comparing my 1997 raleigh m55 which was 400 new vs my kids' 2019 410.00 cannondales the c-dales are far better from the quality of the suspension, the single...
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,441
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks like they discontinued it for 2021, I would...

Looks like they discontinued it for 2021, I would guess to limit their lines in the midst of rampant shortages and the need to have complete lines shipping. The Topstone which is its equivalent is...
04-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,441
Posted By Russ Roth

There is a big discrepancy in views on what...

There is a big discrepancy in views on what decent is. You point out a honda CRV and see that as more decent then a 3 when its nothing more then an econobox cross over which is overpriced because...
04-05-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,590
Posted By Russ Roth

Quite the rant against what is a 12 year old...

Quite the rant against what is a 12 year old thread. Nothing wrong with a little Snap-on in the tool box just isn't as completely necessary as the car guys like to think, but show me a better set of...
04-05-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 957
Posted By Russ Roth

Tekton has a decent one, the brand seems to have...

Tekton has a decent one, the brand seems to have taken the place of craftsman for rebadging a lot of American made products and selling them at a reasonable price. Never anything amazing but reliable...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,537
Posted By Russ Roth

Its the speed at which you discover your brakes...

Its the speed at which you discover your brakes aren't as round, straight and true as they should be, the hubs aren't adjusted as perfectly as they should be or the stem isn't exactly straight or the...
04-05-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By Russ Roth

Struggling to keep cycling second and thesis...

Struggling to keep cycling second and thesis writing first, spring isn't helping.

Really like
1. Cycling
2. Mt climbing
3. long hikes
4. windy country drives
04-05-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,319
Posted By Russ Roth

One reason for a custom bike was the custom...

One reason for a custom bike was the custom color; had a DeRosa that previously was metallic jade green and wanted another like it, color is very close to a medium brunswick greed but was...
04-05-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,441
Posted By Russ Roth

Go buy a Mazda3 for 22k new off the showroom...

Go buy a Mazda3 for 22k new off the showroom floor. Look at the crash tests, gas mileage, longevity and liveliness and show me something from 40 years ago that is close to it in all around quality...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 230,742
Posted By Russ Roth

Damn that sucks. Always worry about the trees...

Damn that sucks. Always worry about the trees when mountain biking and usually come out of the crashes unscathed.

I parked at field 5 and rode to Captree, I like that where I park its 14miles each...
04-02-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,789
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got a nice waltham from the late 1920s,...

I've got a nice waltham from the late 1920s, belonged to my great grandfather. If I could get it cleaned and tuned it should work fine, but I've been too paranoid to drop it off anywhere and get it...
04-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Russ Roth

Other then having oversized tires this has...

Other then having oversized tires this has nothing to commend itself to the OPs purpose.

OP, listen to the people saying to get a hybrid, a trek 7000 or something similar will see you just fine....
03-31-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Russ Roth

The big thing with carbon bars is following...

The big thing with carbon bars is following torque spec. Unless you've been installing bars for years on a regular basis you shouldn't even try without a torque wrench, and if you have all that...
03-31-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Russ Roth

Now you're being confusing. The drop down in link...

Now you're being confusing. The drop down in link lets you select 100, 135, 142, and 148mm. I've yet to ever see a 130mm thru axle hub, as far as I know such a thing was never made. Thru axles also...
03-28-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Russ Roth

Take the axle nut into a hardware store and...

Take the axle nut into a hardware store and there's usually someplace you can screw it on to and find out the thread pitch and diameter. I'd thought of doing this with an old trek MTB for a similar...
03-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Russ Roth

Some sort of elongated fork if you're shrinking...

Some sort of elongated fork if you're shrinking the wheel? As others mentioned smaller wheels stop easier but the further back from the front you are the less of a concern it becomes. So a 20" wheel...
03-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Russ Roth

If you're building them it often is nicer to do...

If you're building them it often is nicer to do 32/32, although the hubs have different flange spacing it isn't a huge difference and it lets you buy just 1 or 2 boxes of spokes depending on the...
03-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Russ Roth

Leave a nasty note about the kind of people who...

Leave a nasty note about the kind of people who give the ticket on the "for" line; been known to do that in the past. In this case I would, legal or not this was a waste of time, energy and the...
03-27-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Russ Roth

https://www.amazon.com/Lixada-Mountain-Bicycle-Ada...

https://www.amazon.com/Lixada-Mountain-Bicycle-Adapter-Release/dp/B07KYCTSQG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=KVCM52W1DG6T&dchild=1&keywords=135mm+thru+axle+adapter&qid=1616884125&sprefix=135mm+thru+axle+a%2Caps%2C166...
03-26-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By Russ Roth

Gotta find a skip tooth chainring and make a...

Gotta find a skip tooth chainring and make a sharkfin cutout between the teeth, and you'll be stuck with only even tooth rings and cogs. Def going to want a chainguard and perhaps some chaps.
03-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Russ Roth

When you say 10mm are you talking about a 10mm...

When you say 10mm are you talking about a 10mm thru axle or a 10mm quick release axle? Both are available, I've picked up most of mine on amazon. I even bought a 142x12mm thru axle to QR adapter to...
03-26-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,539
Posted By Russ Roth

Usually just call it by the make, the raleigh,...

Usually just call it by the make, the raleigh, the cannondale, etc.
The kids like to name the cars so they have official names; Charlie is my Mazda5 stick shift minivan, Jessie was the wife's Mazda...
03-26-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By Russ Roth

The last pedal I had "come loose" the whole pedal...

The last pedal I had "come loose" the whole pedal slid right off the spindle, never had a pedal actually fall out of a crank. I keep a 15 in the portable tool box due to the number of cheap or track...
03-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Russ Roth

650a is a 590iso? Same as most 26x1 3/8. They're...

650a is a 590iso? Same as most 26x1 3/8. They're plentiful on ebay, look for a sun rim in plain silver and find a basic bmx hub or flip flop track hub. Spokes are easy and off you go. Just won't have...
03-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Russ Roth

Umm, Bro. Not to be a put down but people stopped...

Umm, Bro. Not to be a put down but people stopped caring about the response 11 years ago, get over it.
03-26-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Russ Roth

Really hard to say,...

Really hard to say, https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/schwalbe-marathon-32-37-40-47
This suggests that pressures being the same the wider tire always has less rolling resistance to a...
Forum: Northeast
03-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 230,742
Posted By Russ Roth

Wife took our daughter for a ride to Captree,...

Wife took our daughter for a ride to Captree, they did 15mi and actually got to see seals, something we've been trying to do all season. The rest of us headed to Cunningham but left the bikes behind....
Forum: Northeast
03-23-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 230,742
Posted By Russ Roth

Cookie monster is sesame street not muppets but I...

Cookie monster is sesame street not muppets but I like the way that Piglet is checking out the cookie eating action. We stopped watching the new muppets since some of the shows were not as...
03-21-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Russ Roth

Really depends a lot on the tire, a 47mm tire...

Really depends a lot on the tire, a 47mm tire with smooth thread would be faster then a knobby 42mm. My preferred gravel tire going from dirt to packed gravel to pavement was a 38 with a smooth...
03-19-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Russ Roth

Dislike mud with the gravel bike, that's why if...

Dislike mud with the gravel bike, that's why if its muddy I grab the cross bike, purpose built with lots of clearance. Really I try not to ride dirt if I know its muddy to try and avoid long term...
03-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Russ Roth

Go with the tiagra, do a 50/34 or a different...

Go with the tiagra, do a 50/34 or a different crank with 48/32 which is what I have on my cross and I'm very happy with it. Then run an 11-34 which the tiagra medium cage will run. Can run a GRX rear...
03-18-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,005
Posted By Russ Roth

Wouldn't interest me much. I don't have the...

Wouldn't interest me much. I don't have the latest and greatest, guess I'm one of those poor, but I have what I like and buy what I enjoy. In some ways the parts can be faster and in other ways...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By Russ Roth

And it goes off like a cannon when you discover...

And it goes off like a cannon when you discover the rim isn't rated for higher then 140psi. I learned about rim ratings the hard way, was riding to Fort Ontario to watch the noon reenactment and as...
03-15-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Russ Roth

The biggest issue you're going to run into is...

The biggest issue you're going to run into is hitch size, what kind of hitch will the prius actually take?
There isn't a single platform rack that will hold 4 bikes and fit a 1 1/4 hitch. I've found...
03-15-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd question how well that bike shifts to begin...

I'd question how well that bike shifts to begin with. That era suntour was never meant to work with shimano sis shifting. Microshift will be your easiest and best to get a hold of but you might need...
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