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10-18-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Russ Roth

Typically they were on the top of the top tube at...

Typically they were on the top of the top tube at the steerer tube, or at the top of the seat tube near where the size sticker was. Usually they were noted on the frame and not on the size sticker.
10-15-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By Russ Roth

I've done it a couple times with road, best/worst...

I've done it a couple times with road, best/worst was riding cross with a brand new set of hutchinsens, rode 4 miles to a wooded section I liked to practice in, came out of the woods and the tires...
10-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By Russ Roth

Booting is putting something inside the tire to...

Booting is putting something inside the tire to keep the tube from pushing through. Often people keep a 5 dollar bill the seat pack. Good for coffee and an energy bar when needed and when folded in...
10-14-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 644
Posted By Russ Roth

With the bead not staying in the rim I've seen...

With the bead not staying in the rim I've seen with cheap tires where there was too much rubber at the bead that effected its ability to stick, that's a defect. Otherwise it should just stay, one...
10-14-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,242
Posted By Russ Roth

That could about do it for me as well. I...

That could about do it for me as well.


I just put my first scratch on my newest, slammed the car door too hard with the bike leaning against it. Barest touch of rash on the record levers and a...
Forum: Northeast
10-14-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 214,198
Posted By Russ Roth

Cedar Creek was rough, headed out with my...

Cedar Creek was rough, headed out with my daughter but the wind was keeping everyone slow. Most roadies passed us but we got to do a little passing of our own one of which was hilarious. My daughter...
10-14-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Russ Roth

Maybe people don't like reinflating tires...

Maybe people don't like reinflating tires regularly just to take a wheel out? besides mud as mentioned the ability to keep riding with a busted spoke. If you've got as little clearance as you claim...
10-13-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,013
Posted By Russ Roth

That I can understand, its the reason my first...

That I can understand, its the reason my first tour was done with a backpack and a seatpost rack, next trip was a cheap rack and cheap panniers. But the OP sounds like he's had/has newer and money...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 214,198
Posted By Russ Roth

Homeschooling the kids has helped fill my days...

Homeschooling the kids has helped fill my days while BMX track, velodrome and parcore for the kids in the evening has kept those busy but the youngest finally learned to ride without the training...
10-13-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Russ Roth

The dyad from what I understand is the old...

The dyad from what I understand is the old aeroheat, guessing they changed the name over confusion with the aerohead once they started offering it in 700c. Either way the aeroheat was a MTB rim that...
10-13-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Russ Roth

Why is a sub 27.4 post doubtful? I've had 6...

Why is a sub 27.4 post doubtful? I've had 6 different Italian steel bikes, 26.8 for one and the rest were 27.0 and 27.2 and I've yet to have a steel bike bigger then 27.2. Don't really recognize...
10-13-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,013
Posted By Russ Roth

I saw where the question was posted, still...

I saw where the question was posted, still doesn't make sense to me why people would jump on an antique to ride across the country with parts that while they have been long term reliable still have a...
10-13-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd skip most anything with a carbon fork, but...

I'd skip most anything with a carbon fork, but really I'd look to a disc hybrid bike which can be a fairly quick and comfortable ride. 38 or 40c tires which is what they come with are plenty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Russ Roth

I've stuck with 23mm, just didn't trust the...

I've stuck with 23mm, just didn't trust the clearance for 25 but haven't found comfort with this bike to be a real issue. Didn't build it the way I did, I just stole all the parts from a frame that...
10-13-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd guess no. 3 would be a cross bike and I've...

I'd guess no. 3 would be a cross bike and I've seen them built with mini-Vs, but being 2020 I'd want mine with discs which is why mine has discs. Do they even make direct mount brakes that can clear...
10-13-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,013
Posted By Russ Roth

They're also in a place where my hands spend...

They're also in a place where my hands spend virtually no time so I can't think of one reason why I would want to constantly move my hands there just to use a shifter that isn't where my hands...
10-08-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By Russ Roth

I think the Somafab cross frameset is really good...

I think the Somafab cross frameset is really good for this, since it will let you build to budget and modify to fit your needs. Once thing over looked with the gut issue is the effect of crank...
10-07-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I haven't used them on my tandem I've...

Although I haven't used them on my tandem I've built 4 sets of Ailerons and can't recommend them enough, I've only built up with 28 and 32 holes but I'd have no trouble believing that the Aileron...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By Russ Roth

SPD sandals. I've rarely had an issue with hot...

SPD sandals. I've rarely had an issue with hot spots and have done a respectable amount of touring using mtb shoes. Biggest issue was with some lower mid-range shoes that had cheaper nylon bottoms...
10-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,608
Posted By Russ Roth

Standard day hike pack often has a mesh pouch for...

Standard day hike pack often has a mesh pouch for holding nalgene bottles and the like, if its a decent hike pack it has side straps to shrink or expand the space higher up; slide the bat through the...
10-06-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,914
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually enve seems to have a poor rim design...

Actually enve seems to have a poor rim design where they've are prone to cutting open the sidewalls of tires. Enve blames the tire companies but when you're the common denominator in the failure of...
10-06-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Russ Roth

If you really want to do this nice I'd start with...

If you really want to do this nice I'd start with getting it bead blasted, call around to some painting places and you'll probably find somewhere that will blast it for a reasonable price. Sanding is...
10-06-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Russ Roth

Then in the past my bike of choice would have...

Then in the past my bike of choice would have been a trek 7100 which is a nice, reliable bike and can probably be found used readily.
Other modern options are
the Giant Cypress...
10-05-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Russ Roth

What do you consider a good starter price? For my...

What do you consider a good starter price? For my parents a few years ago Raleigh had the best bike in my opinion for a really good hybrid but its msrp was 1100; I bought two for my parents and the...
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Russ Roth

Of the ones listed that are still available the...

Of the ones listed that are still available the only one that I would bother with is this one...
10-03-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By Russ Roth

Seen it plenty of times, you're running metal...

Seen it plenty of times, you're running metal over plastic, eventually they can't help to look like that. Just pick up a nice new pair and be amazed at how the new bearings or bushings make it seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By Russ Roth

Your picture doesn't really say a whole lot. What...

Your picture doesn't really say a whole lot. What kind of frame? Have you checked the wheel for dish and measured the frame for straight? Are you certain the wheel is sitting fully in the dropouts?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,481
Posted By Russ Roth

I would suspect on one level there's an...

I would suspect on one level there's an equivalency but body weight fluctuates while a couple of pounds off the bike won't have any fluctuations; every upgrade in performance is an upgrade that will...
10-02-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,494
Posted By Russ Roth

Some senators and the hopeful judge are now...

Some senators and the hopeful judge are now isolating so I'm guessing its real. Personally I wouldn't wish him death but due to his lying, denials and interference in a scientific response I hope...
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Russ Roth

If its in good shape and not been used a lot its...

If its in good shape and not been used a lot its a very decent price. If its seen a lot of miles it isn't. Would have been about a 900.00 bike back then. Basic aluminum, carbon fork, 9sp tiagra....
10-02-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,627
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't know why it isn't perfect for touring,...

Don't know why it isn't perfect for touring, worked for this one for a couple hundred miles of schlepping her own clothes and sleeping bag to make my load lighter. Also kept her from over packing....
09-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Russ Roth

Platforms or clipless, toe clips and straps are a...

Platforms or clipless, toe clips and straps are a bad idea in my experience for anyone. I've still got the technique down for myself but with my kids I put platforms on their MTB and BMX and clipless...
09-30-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Russ Roth

I use prolink or the blue finishline cleaner...

I use prolink or the blue finishline cleaner lube, with both I just put some on as I spin the chain around a few times, let it sit and after about 3-5 minutes of making sure the brakes and gears are...
09-30-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,189
Posted By Russ Roth

I haven't been bothered dealing with electronic...

I haven't been bothered dealing with electronic but I built and test road Ultegra bikes this summer, that front der is over complicated and I just wasn't impressed by it. A 10 speed Record group back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,763
Posted By Russ Roth

And thus starts the first step towards a fleet of...

And thus starts the first step towards a fleet of bikes. Personally I prefer one for each type of riding first then moving on to two of each but you do you, either way welcome to slippery slope....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By Russ Roth

So when I rode to classes on my DeRosa because I...

So when I rode to classes on my DeRosa because I was too much of a hurry and too lazy to walk across campus I was doing it wrong? Always seemed to work for me.

OP: I'd likely skip anything that...
09-29-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By Russ Roth

Also wondering why you don't just seek out a...

Also wondering why you don't just seek out a warranty? Worse case you get a credit you can use towards something else then head on over to ebay and find a matching frame for practically the cost of...
09-29-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Russ Roth

Depending on the fork there are three holes at...

Depending on the fork there are three holes at each post that the spring goes in, some forks only have one hole but typically only suspension forks. Make sure the brake spring is going through the...
09-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 981
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually you should undo the straddle cable in...

Actually you should undo the straddle cable in order to adjust spring tension by pulling one side around but don't do this if it has the plastic covers with adjustment screws, then you should use the...
09-29-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Russ Roth

Could also check out Bilenky cycle works.

Could also check out Bilenky cycle works.
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,802
Posted By Russ Roth

If they're fully in the zone do you think they...

If they're fully in the zone do you think they keep pedaling while they're soaring through the air or do they stop pedaling long enough to notice they're airborne?

The only problem with your...
09-29-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 981
Posted By Russ Roth

Finding a screwdriver on my repair stand is...

Finding a screwdriver on my repair stand is harder then just grab a side and pull over. The rest of that is due to the fact his brake caliper is visibly falling apart. You mentioned having him check...
09-28-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Russ Roth

Hard to tell from the pics but the welds make it...

Hard to tell from the pics but the welds make it look like aluminum, in which case nothing much to rust proof. No harm with stripping most of the parts off, cleaning them, repacking bearings, and...
09-28-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,729
Posted By Russ Roth

I've seen plenty of old Motobecanes and plenty of...

I've seen plenty of old Motobecanes and plenty of these new ones and from my experience bikesdirect as done a fine job of keeping the quality of the brand as poor as it ever was; new or old I've...
09-28-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Russ Roth

I also like the lizard skin dsp in 3.2 and its...

I also like the lizard skin dsp in 3.2 and its what I have on my cross bike since I wanted the color. A little nicer and more durable is the Zipp Service Course CX tape. I read somewhere long ago...
09-28-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 981
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't really need a tool to center a dual...

You don't really need a tool to center a dual pivot brakes, tighten down the nut that holds it to the frame so its snug, don't over tighten. Grab the pad of the side that's rubbing and pull it away...
09-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Russ Roth

Not snarky, it's why I asked if that was the...

Not snarky, it's why I asked if that was the exact reason as a question.


I'm no longer winning sprints, a 48/11 at 90rpm is 31mph, my current sprint cadence is closer to 100rpm but only for a...
09-24-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,059
Posted By Russ Roth

gripshift for the hub, thumb shifter for the...

gripshift for the hub, thumb shifter for the crank and a lever on the right side for the BB.
09-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I've got the same frame, its honestly as nice as most any bike...
09-24-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Russ Roth

This is your issue. The frame is almost certainly...

This is your issue. The frame is almost certainly 120mm and stretching it to fit a 130mm road hub would be difficult, a 135mm would be worse and there aren't any real road hub options for that size....
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