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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,040
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't understand the surprise of them being on...

Don't understand the surprise of them being on aero bikes, does anyone make a non-aero road or gravel bike with at least a 40mm rim? Seems like the thing all the brands have been pushing the last few...
09-12-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I'd take a modern 29" disc brake...

Personally I'd take a modern 29" disc brake hardtail over that, older suspension designs just weren't that good and old suspension doesn't work as well as it used to unless you rebuild seals, replace...
09-12-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Russ Roth

Might have an easier time going 10sp sram for...

Might have an easier time going 10sp sram for your price range but it should be easy to do, just watch ebay for a take-off groupset and wheelset. A sram apex group or rival shouldn't be much more...
09-12-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Russ Roth

Go bigger, that 64 is probably still a little...

Go bigger, that 64 is probably still a little small for you but it'll be easier to make it work.
09-12-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,556
Posted By Russ Roth

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if...

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if you have places that are just meant for that kind of bike. My gravel bike is really set up as a bikepacking bike and much of what I've toured with it...
09-09-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Russ Roth

Not everyone can really spin and for a reasonably...

Not everyone can really spin and for a reasonably strong person it might be a low gear. Personally if I'm riding the road where I average between 20 and 22mph except in the mountains area I find a...
09-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Russ Roth

If looking for just rims to build up I've got a...

If looking for just rims to build up I've got a fondness for Velocity Aileron. Last year I built up my wife's cross bike with Sun inferno i25 rims for a nice gravel width and didn't find the weight...
09-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By Russ Roth

I just ran into one with a friend where he...

I just ran into one with a friend where he complained that he bought a 28mm tire for a more comfortable ride and it was worse then the tires he had one. Got out the calipers and despite being in a...
09-07-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By Russ Roth

Amazing how a little sleep deprivation can mess...

Amazing how a little sleep deprivation can mess with your reasoning, had a bad week of things going on one week and topped it with having to take an hour drive to a meeting at 7pm. Stopped into a gas...
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Russ Roth

What a shop can get and what someone selling...

What a shop can get and what someone selling their random stuff can get are two different things, people are going to the shop to buy things and pay what the shop charges. I did say that people doing...
09-05-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Russ Roth

What do you mean by the bars and levers protrude...

What do you mean by the bars and levers protrude forward? Road bars and levers protrude further out then a MTBs.
I've also seen plenty of hybrids show up at road races and they typically have the...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By Russ Roth

In hot weather I sweat like crazy and a daily...

In hot weather I sweat like crazy and a daily cleaning is mandatory, once the temps drop below 70 I hardly seem to sweat at all even after a good exertion. At 65 I can ride a bike down a rail trail...
09-05-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,484
Posted By Russ Roth

It's up to each person, but if you're using high...

It's up to each person, but if you're using high lumen blinking lights on the bike path I hate you; steady lights I can live with, steady headlights that are insanely bright and pointed to illuminate...
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Russ Roth

Then you're missing a whole lot of bikes. Most...

Then you're missing a whole lot of bikes. Most mid to high end road bikes of the 80s to today are 700c. With the exception of gravel, road bikes have largely ditched any form of 650 standard and gone...
09-04-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,227
Posted By Russ Roth

Modern Merino wool undies, I prefer boxer briefs...

Modern Merino wool undies, I prefer boxer briefs for riding in are a whole different animal from what you've dealt with. I just throw mine in the washer and toss in the dryer with everything else....
09-03-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By Russ Roth

Also check out the Kona Rove, test road one,...

Also check out the Kona Rove, test road one, really loved the color and ride of it, probably should have bought it and done the upgrades I wanted as it really is a nice bike.
09-03-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Russ Roth

The point they're trying to make above is that...

The point they're trying to make above is that your tires never held air, the tubes did, if the tires aren't rotted just buy new tubes. If you like those just look for the next number up, think the...
09-03-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,493
Posted By Russ Roth

I have completely fallen for discs, they're...

I have completely fallen for discs, they're really to me just the best way to go and I can't really find a fault in them. Cheap cable ones aren't that great, good cable are as decent as most any rim...
09-03-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,227
Posted By Russ Roth

Glennr beat me to it but don't forget that bronze...

Glennr beat me to it but don't forget that bronze wool is less prone to corroding and anti-microbial to help keep the smell down.


Wasn't aware merino has any special maintenance requirements....
09-03-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Russ Roth

Thomson setback post, not bad on the weight but...

Thomson setback post, not bad on the weight but not likely to ever let you down either. Nice stuff.
09-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,576
Posted By Russ Roth

Max size is 38, I grew up in the country...

Max size is 38, I grew up in the country surrounded by dirt roads and "paved" roads that every couple of years were resurfaced with a mix of gravel and tar and did it with 27x 1 1/8 and later 700x25s...
09-01-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,723
Posted By Russ Roth

Materials matter some and shape matters some....

Materials matter some and shape matters some. I've got a nice carbon frame that rides about as nice as any steel bike I've ever owned, on the other hand I recently threw a leg over a rock lobster and...
09-01-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Russ Roth

No reason why it won't work, the FX doesn't have...

No reason why it won't work, the FX doesn't have a stretched top tube that would make it uncomfortable. It is designed for a flat though so you still might need to shorten the stem for a good reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,806
Posted By Russ Roth

This is only a minor sin, nothing too drastic....

This is only a minor sin, nothing too drastic. Unlike these other two who have so badly mixed things they've got a straight ticket south. My newest build is Record shifters with Chorus drivetrain,...
08-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Russ Roth

If they're running 25s with matching aero rims...

If they're running 25s with matching aero rims which are popular on bikes today and you're runnings 40s on a basic gravel rim you should expect to be slower, if they've got better hubs expect to be...
08-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Russ Roth

You missed what I wrote, I've seen these damage...

You missed what I wrote, I've seen these damage the frame from being overtightened as well and honestly although I don't believe doing so would be a problem for me, I also can't be bothered to waste...
08-26-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,671
Posted By Russ Roth

If she appreciates people helping her pick things...

If she appreciates people helping her pick things out then take her to the LBS and help her pick something out. IMHO everything about the fit of that bike looks awful, like you're trying to make...
08-26-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,089
Posted By Russ Roth

Everything about this post is 100% spot on,...

Everything about this post is 100% spot on, especially how to finish with the electrical tape and 3m all the way.


The first bar tape job I ever did the directions in the package said to wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,406
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200718_111619058_aea3469fa14425701850db60c6163321b3075df1.jpg
I'm all about the colors, just wished I'd noticed that the...
08-26-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By Russ Roth

Cro-moly is much nicer. I've got a hiten...

Cro-moly is much nicer.
I've got a hiten raleigh fixie that I ride at the track, bike is ok but definitely doesn't really feel fast. I've sort of upgraded the wheels since it came with really cheap...
08-26-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By Russ Roth

Might need a couple extra spacers, ran into that...

Might need a couple extra spacers, ran into that the only time I ever did this, the tube the bolt actually screwed into was longer then the thickness of the old caliper. Can't remember how well it...
08-26-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Russ Roth

I've seen this damage frames from over tightening...

I've seen this damage frames from over tightening and bulging the frame.


Aero posts don't always fit the clamp and my most recent build started by waiting for a post to arrive
08-24-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Russ Roth

If you don't see any physical damage in the...

If you don't see any physical damage in the surface it's probably fine, there's nothing wrong with clamping by any tube as long as you don't do it too tight. I've seen seatposts crushed by dopes...
08-23-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,429
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200823_135543210_burst005_2abb07e1e80fb242a1033f187f50f819cefd5832.jpg
Last few Sundays I've been heading out to Kissena...
08-23-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Russ Roth

That's still the size reference, 2.25 might fit...

That's still the size reference, 2.25 might fit but fitting through the frame can be a problem. As dedhed mentioned, those numbers make it probable that you have a 507iso sized rim. You can easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,277
Posted By Russ Roth

My bigger gripes are the whole tubeless road and...

My bigger gripes are the whole tubeless road and ever wider hubs in mtb, is 148/110 boost really that necessary over 100/142? Though admittedly I am perfectly happy with the whole thru axle on road,...
08-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Russ Roth

Also my experience. Mounting a Vittoria tire on a...

Also my experience. Mounting a Vittoria tire on a trek Matrix road rim was always the worst combo, the narrow aero matrix was always tough to mount a tire to, make it the Vittiora.
Open tubulars can...
08-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, toss on some new cloth tape and you've got...

Nice, toss on some new cloth tape and you've got a real good rider. Hope it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By Russ Roth

In my only two dealings with insurance companies...

In my only two dealings with insurance companies and bicycle related stuff I didn't have issues with depreciation. I think it in part has to do with no standards for what depreciation is for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Russ Roth

How's that working for you? I'm looking at...

How's that working for you? I'm looking at getting some 11sp centaur for my daughter's bike since its as cheap as Sora but has to work better; I've heard with 11sp that there's cross compatibility...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Russ Roth

The first pair of brakes I grabbed out of the...

The first pair of brakes I grabbed out of the parts bin, random pair of tektro from I can't remember what, landed perfectly on the rim which I found surprising; they're probably about the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Russ Roth

How they function is identical, ie. the lever...

How they function is identical, ie. the lever swing and how many gears it moves through. I don't know if differences in material or tweaking in assembly make a difference. I would assume that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Russ Roth

Lightest, fastest 26"/559 road tire?

Just picked up a felt f75 frameset for my kids, daughter could ride it now but doesn't yet need to move up to it, son is another year out at least. Being a frameset it doesn't come with the 650c...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd previously had a first gen 10sp record build...

I'd previously had a first gen 10sp record build that was really nice, currently have a 12sp Record ergo levers with all chorus drivetrain and its the nicest feeling group I think I've ever ridden....
08-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Russ Roth

Mine was doing fine on a road bike at 6, you can...

Mine was doing fine on a road bike at 6, you can try finding a rare redline conquest 20, I'm hopeful my youngest will ride the one I have but he doesn't seem remotely interested in riding anything....
Forum: Northeast
07-05-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 211,474
Posted By Russ Roth

I've ridden hempstead with my middle kid twice...

I've ridden hempstead with my middle kid twice and both times there were puddles that he took the time to ride through every one of; actually seized the pulley on the rear der after the second trip....
07-05-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Russ Roth

What's the tire pressure? Numb hands isn't that...

What's the tire pressure? Numb hands isn't that common in a kid despite bike fit tending towards awful for kids in general. Riding rougher rail trail or canal path? With the tires on the bike I...
07-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Russ Roth

Look forward to seeing what you come up with....

Look forward to seeing what you come up with. I've got a couple old thule big mouth bike carriers, I'm looking for a side mount and was thinking of linking together the channels to make one extra...
07-05-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,674
Posted By Russ Roth

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in...

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in appearance from any other 80s lugged steel bike.


Love the color, love the way its decked out. I'd have previously argued there's nothing classy...
07-04-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm guessing profile either made them or used...

I'm guessing profile either made them or used them as a rebadged item. I remember these being a cheap common stem with their name on it 20 or so years ago. Not too light but fairly sturdy.
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