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Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By Rolla

Another vote for Velo Orange; I like the hammered...

Another vote for Velo Orange; I like the hammered black ones. Be patient when installing, or have someone do it. They're a little tricky to get dialed in, but once you do they are silent, very...
04-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Rolla

Figure out what gears you used most when you did...

Figure out what gears you used most when you did it on your geared bike, and pick one of those.
04-09-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Rolla

Some singlespeeds with vertical dropouts used to...

Some singlespeeds with vertical dropouts used to use these kinds of shells. The width is standard but the shell diameter is bigger. I'm not familiar with any that were over 54mm, though.

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04-09-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Rolla

Maybe post in the tandem sub-forum...

Maybe post in the tandem sub-forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/), or call Co-Motion?
04-09-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

I take my smallest bike and ride under the wind.

I take my smallest bike and ride under the wind.
04-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Rolla

I have one of those Osprey tool rolls; it came...

I have one of those Osprey tool rolls; it came with my Osprey Raptor hydration pack. It works pretty well, but the zippered pockets are a little small. Search on Etsy for "bicycle tool roll" and...
04-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By Rolla

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give...

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give you damn near clipless security.
04-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Rolla

If I had to guess, I'd say the BB might have...

If I had to guess, I'd say the BB might have backed out a tad since you recently installed it, but be methodical and address only one thing at a time until you find it. Pedals, crankarms, chainring,...
04-08-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By Rolla

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like...

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like them are about as close as you can get. Too flexy to be "real" bike shoes, but they work for commuting and bar-hopping.

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04-07-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By Rolla

Elitist? It sounds to me like you don't approve...

Elitist? It sounds to me like you don't approve of corporate retailers, so you went in looking for things to confirm your prejudices.
04-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rolla

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've...

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've always loved 80s BMX freestyle pastels.
...
04-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By Rolla

You seem to view the shop as predatory because...

You seem to view the shop as predatory because they want to be sure to cover all the bases and spring no surprises on you. Good for them -- since you're griping about the price of a chain and the...
Forum: BMX
04-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By Rolla

BMX cruisers here.

BMX cruisers here.
04-06-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Rolla

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott
04-06-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for sharing this, Greiselman -- ...

Thanks for sharing this, Greiselman -- spectacular photos.
04-06-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Rolla

IME, Specialized shoes typically have a wider...

IME, Specialized shoes typically have a wider toebox, but I can't speak to specific models, since they've changed since I bought my last pair. Worth a try, though.
04-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Rolla

1. Yes, try a shorter stem. I've got a drawer...

1. Yes, try a shorter stem. I've got a drawer full of them in various lengths and rises. Just give each one a few rides before deciding; it takes a bit to know what works.

2. Some levers (both...
04-06-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By Rolla

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is...

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is Lucifer.
04-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Rolla

I think you should ride every kind of bike you...

I think you should ride every kind of bike you can: fixed, BMX, road, mountain, gravel, singlespeed, whatever. There's a lot to be said for breaking out of your comfort zone, and you can apply the...
04-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Rolla

Lemon Pledge for the frame. A degreaser for the...

Lemon Pledge for the frame.
A degreaser for the drivetrain parts.
Lotsa rags.
04-05-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Rolla

I assume canti/V brake bosses?

I assume canti/V brake bosses?
04-05-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Rolla

They make both 3/32" and 1/8" chains that connect...

They make both 3/32" and 1/8" chains that connect using quick links, but each chain width requires a different link, and as AlmostTrick said, they are also unique to each manufacturer and model.
04-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rolla

I usually wear shorts that have pockets when I...

I usually wear shorts that have pockets when I ride -- even on a (gasp!) road bike. But when I conform to the style mavens and wear lycra, I use a Spibelt (https://spibelt.com/running-belts/) to hold...
04-04-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Rolla

Hang on to your chamois: ...

Hang on to your chamois:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
04-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rolla

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain...

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain bike. The cantis on my CX and gravel bikes just feel like normal stopping power to me. I never even think about it.
04-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rolla

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11...

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11 gravel bike. Honestly, I prefer the CX bike on almost any ride of less than 50 miles. It's lighter, steers quicker, seems to accelerate and climb better,...
04-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Rolla

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are...

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are usually overbuilt. I'm a fan of wearing a Zoic Premium liner (https://zoic.com/premium-liner) and a pair of whatever shorts I want.
04-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By Rolla

To me it feels like a broken-in B17, but I don't...

To me it feels like a broken-in B17, but I don't know what your threshold for flex is.
03-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,142
Posted By Rolla

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to...

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to have someone take a look at you on the bike. Your saddle position (height, angle, fore/aft), bar width and angle, and stem length and rise can all have...
03-31-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Rolla

Really? This article from 2007...

Really? This article from 2007 (https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/thecity/29gear.html) says they're really hot right now. Oh, wait...
03-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,480
Posted By Rolla

Like a famous local racer once told me: until...

Like a famous local racer once told me: until you're missing the podium by less than a minute, the bike isn't going to make a difference.
03-31-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By Rolla

I have B-17s on three bikes, a Professional on...

I have B-17s on three bikes, a Professional on one, and C-17s on the two that see the most weather. One of the C-17s has a cut-out, the other is standard; I think the cut-out has more flex, and I...
03-31-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Rolla

I don't know about Fuji, but bicycle owner's...

I don't know about Fuji, but bicycle owner's manuals are usually generic -- that is, the manufacturer makes one manual that they include with all of their bikes, no matter the type or model. The...
03-30-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Rolla

AFAIK, the aluminum ones were discontinued after...

AFAIK, the aluminum ones were discontinued after the 2018 model, the steel version maybe a few years before that -- 2014 maybe?
03-30-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Rolla

Yes, SS parts tend to be more robust. But while...

Yes, SS parts tend to be more robust. But while you're figuring out which gear combo you like and whether SS is going to work for you, there's nothing wrong with using your multi-speed cogs and...
03-30-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Rolla

Sure, why not? You don't need...

Sure, why not?



You don't need singlespeed-specific parts. Cogs and chainrings don't care if you shift or not; they'll hold a chain as long as you want them to. Multi-geared chains work fine on...
03-29-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rolla

BITD, bikes were made in many more sizes than...

BITD, bikes were made in many more sizes than current ones are; some manufacturers offered frames in 1cm size increments. Since you would size a bike based on the standover height, the top tube could...
03-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Rolla

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed...

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed area for the pedal to go into. They have TONS of float and feel like you're riding on an ice cube. I kinda liked them when I had them.
Shimano (and...
03-27-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Rolla

Looks like someone missed his nap again...

Looks like someone missed his nap again...
03-26-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,564
Posted By Rolla

"The lady doth protest too much,...

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
03-26-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Rolla

BMX helmets look like skate helmets. Whether or...

BMX helmets look like skate helmets. Whether or not they're cool probably depends on the age of the wearer and how much air they're getting.
03-26-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,564
Posted By Rolla

Well said, Thurston. Why can't the unwashed...

Well said, Thurston. Why can't the unwashed masses just listen to Tchaikovsky?

...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Rolla

I bought a small Brooks Challenge saddle bag...

I bought a small Brooks Challenge saddle bag once, but found that it swayed too much and held too little. Sold it on eBay at a small loss and renounced my "dandy" ways forever after.

...
03-25-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,056
Posted By Rolla

Then what would be the point?

Then what would be the point?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Rolla

I don't think people are desperate for old road...

I don't think people are desperate for old road bikes, but if you have unused inventory, it might be nice to see someone else enjoy it.
03-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By Rolla

Hope to see you down here soon.

Hope to see you down here soon.
03-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By Rolla

If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd...

If I lived where I couldn't ride year-round, I'd move. In fact, I did!


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03-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Rolla

LOL - glad the solution was that easy!

LOL - glad the solution was that easy!
03-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By Rolla

Spacer hiding behind the cog? Do tell!

Spacer hiding behind the cog? Do tell!
03-25-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Rolla

You'll need to diagnose this with your hands on...

You'll need to diagnose this with your hands on the bike, rather than from afar via the internet. Put the bike in a stand, or hang it by the seat. Does the crank spin backwards freely? If not, take...
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