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04-12-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Will do - thanks. So follow up question then...

Will do - thanks.

So follow up question then - I kind of want to have this bike replace both my current gravel bike and road bike (cheap Chinese frame with Ultegra 2x10) so I planned on running...
04-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Oh wow, thanks for the awesome response! ...

Oh wow, thanks for the awesome response!

Love the DIY 12 speed - very ingenious.

So it seems to me then that all I would need is the GX RD, Force eTap shifters (I can find the left one easily,...
04-11-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By speedyspaghetti

A few SRAM AXS Questions

Hey everyone -

So I recently hit "purchase" on a 2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata - super, super pumped. My first ever big bike purchase. I love the look of the frame and the company, but I'm not super...
04-09-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Upgrading older hardtrail

Hey guys -

So I've recently been getting into mountain biking more and a friend of mine gave me his old hardtail - a 2011 Bianchi JAB7500 26er. The bike is awesome, I know it's not the highest...
04-07-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Did you buy the Ibis in the 650b configuration?...

Did you buy the Ibis in the 650b configuration? Or did you buy a separate wheelset?
03-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Help with vintage frame identification

Hey everyone -

So I grew up spending my summers in Italy visiting my grandparents. They lived in a house inside of a big regional park with miles and miles of trails and I spent most of days back...
03-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Santa Cruz Stigmata Questions/Opinions

Hey everyone -

So I'm contemplating the purchase of a new Santa Cruz Stigmata in 54c with the SRAM Rival 1x build. My LBS has a shipment coming in in a month so I put a refundable deposit down but...
03-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So based on an online calculator a 700x37...

So based on an online calculator a 700x37 wheelset would give me a diameter of 696mm (diameter is what I need, right? Not circumference) and a 650b x 42 tire/wheel combo would give me 668mm in...
03-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah I've been drooling over a Santa Cruz...

Yeah I've been drooling over a Santa Cruz Stigmata or Ibis Hakka... but probably shouldn't spend that much after having just bought the Scott 6 months ago. About how much would my bottom bracket drop...
03-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Is there a conversion "ratio" or whatever to...

Is there a conversion "ratio" or whatever to figure out what the similar size would be?
03-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Awesome! Did you notice any adverse effects?

Awesome! Did you notice any adverse effects?
03-25-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By speedyspaghetti

+1 on GravelKing SKs - they are a major PITA to...

+1 on GravelKing SKs - they are a major PITA to install tubeless (but it seems like you don't care about that) but they have ridiculous grip even in the 700x35 size. My friend has them on his S-Works...
03-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Which 30c tubeless tires are you looking at?

Which 30c tubeless tires are you looking at?
03-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By speedyspaghetti

700c to 650b Conversion Questions

Hey everyone -

So I got into gravel riding last year and I love it. Since I bought my bike, I've put way more miles on it than my road bike by about a 3-1 ratio. Unfortunately, I didn't really...
03-11-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Gotcha - so I ended up buying a used Tiagra 4400...

Gotcha - so I ended up buying a used Tiagra 4400 - on the Shimano website it lists SS and GS as the two options with the GS being the one with 27 gear capacity - so I should be fine, correct?
03-11-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So I think I'm just gonna replace the RD with a...

So I think I'm just gonna replace the RD with a used 105 or Tiagra, but what I'm running into is that since this is a triple, I need a triple-specific GS derailleur, correct? Or would be able to get...
03-11-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Will do - I was looking for excuse to buy a new...

Will do - I was looking for excuse to buy a new tool anyway lol. Park Tool DAG 2.2 on order from Amazon and will be here tomorrow...
03-11-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

1 - I'll try doing this later tonight. 2 - Do...

1 - I'll try doing this later tonight.
2 - Do they still make replacement cages for older 9-speed RDs like this?
3 - The RD is an Ultegra, I know that 105 and Ultegra are interchangeable (the...
03-11-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

It appears that you're right - check the photo I...

It appears that you're right - check the photo I posted.
03-11-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah it appears to me that the sound is coming...

Yeah it appears to me that the sound is coming from the cage near the pulley where the chain is hitting the cage. I'll get a better video later, but here is a photo I took. The RD cage definitely...
03-11-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

I can use my tripod and get a better video today...

I can use my tripod and get a better video today when I get off work - how should I angle it so you guys can see it best?
03-11-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

It does sound like that, but it doesn't make this...

It does sound like that, but it doesn't make this noise at all in the smallest and middle chainrings - wouldn't that rule it out? I can double check the chain routing, but it looked right to me.
03-10-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Having difficulty tuning rear derailleur properly

Hey everyone -

So I coach cross country / track, and a kid I coach told me he just bought his first road bike and asked me to give it a once over. It's a Cannondale R600 / CAAD5 in pretty good...
03-09-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Need help with Rockshox Fork Lockout Damper

Hey everyone -


So my friend very generously gave me an older 26" Bianchi MTB for free a few weeks ago since I've never owned an MTB with suspension. He said he lockout didn't work on it though....
03-09-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By speedyspaghetti

In addition to the above post - I believe Peugeot...

In addition to the above post - I believe Peugeot switched over from French to English thread at some point in the late 70s, so depending on the model of your bike, you may be ok with just a standard...
03-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So two things: 1. I got it off - the electric...

So two things:
1. I got it off - the electric impact did the trick. It was definitely really stuck in there cause it took quite a bit of pulsing to get it off. I had to risk it with a chrome socket...
03-04-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah, you're right. I noticed it earlier and was...

Yeah, you're right. I noticed it earlier and was telling myself "you should probably shift to the big ring" but I was being dumb. I'll make sure to do that tomorrow when I try to get it off again.
03-04-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah definitely on the socket set - the DeWalt...

Yeah definitely on the socket set - the DeWalt set was a gift bought at Costco. It's nice cause it has a bunch of stuff, but it is definitely way, way lower quality than my USA made Craftsman and...
03-04-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Yeah I have a 6-pt DeWalt set but I feel like my...

Yeah I have a 6-pt DeWalt set but I feel like my 12-pt USA Craftsman socket actually grips better.. go figure. I'll try the 6-pt again. Do you mean your left hand on the non-drive pedal and then...
03-04-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Somewhat ironically my 12-pt sockets are way...

Somewhat ironically my 12-pt sockets are way nicer (USA made Craftsman) than my 6-pt new DeWalt ones which is the one that started round off the bolt. The socket still grabs the bolt well but I'm...
03-04-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

How would I best how the opposite crank in that...

How would I best how the opposite crank in that situation? I just tried right now with my girlfriend standing on the opposite pedal while I go at it with a socket on a breaker bar and I just end up...
03-04-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Need help with stuck crank arm bolt

Hey everyone -

So I found a vintage Trek 820 Mountain Track by a dumpster today that I would like to refurbish. Surprisingly, the bike is in pretty decent shape, but I wanted to make sure that I...
01-08-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By speedyspaghetti

So you would recommend something like an 11-42 or...

So you would recommend something like an 11-42 or greater?
01-08-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Upgrading cassette on GRX-600 Gravel Bike?

Hey everyone,

So I recently got into gravel riding and I freaking love it. My bike is Scott Speedster Gravel 30 - I do wish I had spent a little more and gotten something a bit lighter (I didn't...
12-15-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Cool, I'll do that. Is there a different way to...

Cool, I'll do that. Is there a different way to size a chain for a 1x build? I used Park Tool's "big cog / big ring +2" method.
12-15-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Hey thanks for the super detailed response. ...

Hey thanks for the super detailed response.

Yeah you're right, the chain does seem a bit tight. What would be the best way of adding back a link? Putting in another master link? I've read it's not...
12-15-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Need help with 1x chainline

Hey everyone -

So I'm close to getting my Bridgestone MB-3 1x11 project done. I installed the rear derailleur and chain today and got it shifting (mostly) smoothly. My one gripe is that it is...
12-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Hey everyone - Quick update: I found a...

Hey everyone -

Quick update:

I found a pair of Hutchinson 26x2.00 Python Air Light tires which the seller on eBay marketed as "tubeless." Turns out, they are not the tubeless version and of...
12-13-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Do I need a derailleur hanger extender?

Hey guys -

So I'm working on my vintage Bridgestone MB-3 1x11 conversion and the Box Two derailleur I bought won't shift into the three biggest cogs on the Box 11-46 cassette I bought along with...
11-23-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Converting old 26" to Tubeless

Hey guys -

So still working on my vintage Bridgestone MB-3 upgrade project. I bought some used 26" rims which will accept my 11 speed cassette, but only later did I realize that one rim is presta...
Forum: Want To Buy
11-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By speedyspaghetti

WTB: Ibis Spanky 53-55cm

Hey everyone -

Bit of a long shot, but looking for a 53-55cm Ibis Spanky. Full bike or frameset - either works for me. Will pay good money.

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Awesome - thanks for the help everyone. I was...

Awesome - thanks for the help everyone. I was able to use some Stan's in the Vittoria and it seems to have patched it up. I inflated it to 100 psi and left it overnight with the hole facing down and...
Forum: For Sale
11-02-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Mavic Cosmic Elite 10/11 Speed Wheelset

A nice set of Mavic Cosmic Elite 10/11 Speed Road Wheels

Superlight and smooth rolling hubs, Mavic quality
Hub will take 10 speed (with spacer) or 11 speed cassettes...
Forum: For Sale
11-02-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By speedyspaghetti

November Rail 52 Carbon Road Wheelset w/ Industry Nine T11 Hub

I have a beautiful set of November Rail 52 full carbon clincher rims laced to an Industry Nine T11 rear hub. Front wheel has the stock hub.

This wheelset is in great condition, authentic (you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By speedyspaghetti

First ever tubular puncture - what to do?

Hey guys -

So I recently (stupidly) told someone that I don't flat very often and of course that meant that I would flat on two consecutive days. Yesterday on my gravel bike, today on my road...
10-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By speedyspaghetti

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin...

UPDATE: Went back out there today and I friggin nailed that switchback! Took a lot of the advice I got from here and I was able to round it nice and smooth. I think the biggest issue was the line I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Reynolds Carbon Wheels - Brake Pads Recommendations?

Hey guys -

So I recently picked up a set of Reynolds Thirty-Two full carbon wheels with a Powertap G3 hub for a friggin steal. I finally mounted them yesterday (along with Kool Stop Dura 2 Carbon...
10-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By speedyspaghetti

I'm about 5'9. I was using some hybrid road/mtb...

I'm about 5'9. I was using some hybrid road/mtb shoes but I just bought some MTB specific shoes which should allow a bit better cleat adjustment. I'll take a video of the turn next time I go ride it...
10-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Is one more "pointed" than the other? I ask...

Is one more "pointed" than the other? I ask because it's literally just the tippy tippy top of my toe that touches the tire on my road shoes.
10-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By speedyspaghetti

Is there some sort of specific drill/training you...

Is there some sort of specific drill/training you would recommend? Or is there a better technique to uphill tight switchbacks I should be practicing? Admittedly, my lines aren't very/smooth, but I'm...
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