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04-20-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,656
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Posted By DorkDisk

Length and routing. Ideally, there should be just...

Length and routing. Ideally, there should be just enough to turn the bars and no more. Its normal for OEM bikes to run a bit long for adjustments but that is excessive IMO. You can read more about it...
04-19-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,656
Views: 2,481,410
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice looking bike. But the person who...

That's a nice looking bike. But the person who assembled it knows or cares nothing about proper cabling. Once you get your fit dialed and you have some time, I'd suggest taking it back to the shop...
04-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 604,132
Posted By DorkDisk

I can recommend these pedals: These VPs...

I can recommend these pedals:

These VPs (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/pedals/products/vp-538-black-pedal) are good and cheap.

RaceFace Chesters ...
04-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,551
Posted By DorkDisk

94 trek 750 conversion ...

94 trek 750 conversion

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04-14-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,634
Posted By DorkDisk

5-10, 149lbs which is totally normal BMI, yet my...

5-10, 149lbs which is totally normal BMI, yet my family [half kiddingly] calls me anorexic. That's how far removed from reality we are in the USA. I see obese people eating crap all the time. At...
04-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By DorkDisk

Wasn't "gravel grinder" the initial marketing...

Wasn't "gravel grinder" the initial marketing term?

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04-11-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,285
Posted By DorkDisk

Jamis Renegade...

Jamis Renegade (https://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/adventure-gravel/allroad-adventure/renegade/) should be on that list....
04-07-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 272,548
Posted By DorkDisk

Spring

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04-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By DorkDisk

FYI, centerlock utilizes the same tool as for a...

FYI, centerlock utilizes the same tool as for a square taper BB or cassette lockring. However, if your tool is very old, you may need a newer model.

As for straight cable disks, they are still...
04-05-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By DorkDisk

So this is a new custom frame? It was based on a...

So this is a new custom frame? It was based on a frame you already had and had never been built up? Or am I reading this wrong?

Chorus 12 sp BB and crank should slap right on.

Maybe the new...
04-03-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By DorkDisk

It seems like most of these rotors are 6 bolt. If...

It seems like most of these rotors are 6 bolt. If OP has centerlock hubs, an adaptor should be priced in as well. If this build is to include new hubs, centerlock is so much nicer IMO.
04-03-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 484,127
Posted By DorkDisk

My first Trek

After over 30 years of riding, I finally broke down and bought me a Trek 750 frame which I built into an all-rounder.
...
04-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,786
Posted By DorkDisk

The wolftooth Tanpan...

The wolftooth Tanpan (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan) will allow MTB derailleurs to be used with road shifters, the 10sp version allows up to 42t cogs.
...
04-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,583
Posted By DorkDisk

99 f1000

with newly serviced Headshok


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04-01-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,686
Posted By DorkDisk

Contact points of bike and rider: bars, tape,...

Contact points of bike and rider: bars, tape, pedals, saddle
Contact points of bike and terrain: tires
Fit

After that, the best component to swap out is wheels on OEM bikes.
04-01-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By DorkDisk

Carbon can make great bars but is easily...

Carbon can make great bars but is easily crushable with neglect, so one needs to take a few precautions:

1/ Make sure your stem is crabon compatible. Not all are.
2/ Use a torque wrench for...
03-31-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By DorkDisk

Time for a new bike

Time for a new bike
03-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a...

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a 99 F1000 with Headshok Fatty SL. I just had the Headshok serviced; re-installing it required some home-made tooling this time around, the first...
03-29-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,330
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less is the best way to lose weight,...

Eating less is the best way to lose weight, exercise adds definition to muscle and helps you look better.
03-28-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 272,548
Posted By DorkDisk

Its an older, discontinued K-edge...

Its an older, discontinued K-edge (https://k-edge.com/).
03-28-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 272,548
Posted By DorkDisk

Spring in Manhattan

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03-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,493,913
Posted By DorkDisk

Thread got merged with the "cyclocross" bike...

Thread got merged with the "cyclocross" bike thread after non CX bikes were posted there.
03-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By DorkDisk

If OP can get a high res pic, he can try to scan...

If OP can get a high res pic, he can try to scan the UPC code on the wheel disc and see what comes up.
03-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,493,913
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti...

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti quill bolt and a swap from XT to Ultegra front derailleur.
...
03-25-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By DorkDisk

Are those really Shimano levers? They don't look...

Are those really Shimano levers? They don't look like it to me.
03-25-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By DorkDisk

He's probably thinking of CX, not GRX?

He's probably thinking of CX, not GRX?
03-23-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 469,922
Posted By DorkDisk

That's right, measure from the centerline of the...

That's right, measure from the centerline of the rails to the top of the frame (not the collar)
03-23-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 469,922
Posted By DorkDisk

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost...

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost collar) and add 3" for minimum insert; this is the minimum length of seatpost you need. For flexibility one can add 1/2"-1" for saddle height...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,535,254
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I...

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I would re-label them "38"
03-22-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By DorkDisk

This. Sora R3K uses the newer cable pull; I got...

This. Sora R3K uses the newer cable pull; I got mine working with Ultegra 6700 (10sp) but not with legacy 9sp.
03-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By DorkDisk

Oddly Sora 3500 is older than Sora R3000. From my...

Oddly Sora 3500 is older than Sora R3000. From my observation, R3000 uses the newer longer cable pull for the double front. I'm running R3000 shifters with a Ultegra 6700 (10 speed) front.
03-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By DorkDisk

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur...

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur with the shifter. Matching curvature is nice but not necessary. I currently have a 38/28 crank with a ultegra 6700 unit working fine with indexing....
03-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,467
Posted By DorkDisk

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Same bridge, different bike
03-17-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 193,441
Posted By DorkDisk

Ti quill bolt...

Ti quill bolt (https://www.ticycles.com/store-all/stem-quill-draw-bolt-titanium), and Al wedge. Turned out I didn't need the wedge, the standard Nitto one is nicer.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,535,254
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12...

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?category=813), 90deg, 70mm. I matched the setup on my CX bike useing bikegeocalc...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,535,254
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Trek 750

I've been riding this lately to and from work.


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03-16-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,438
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of...

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of black and silver, so some mixing is ok IMO. Don't forget to treat the inside of the frame for rust, as this is pretty thin steel. These can be fairly...
03-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By DorkDisk

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000...

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000 with Fatty SL with 1x9 using an SLX crankset. Mendon fixed up my fork as well. These bikes are fun. I like your color better.
...
03-15-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By DorkDisk

Larger wheels (38mm gravel vs 25mm road) do...

Larger wheels (38mm gravel vs 25mm road) do change the gearing a bit, so "lower" is not a bad idea, and the more offroad one does, the lower gearing one needs. My latest gravel build uses a 28/38...
03-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By DorkDisk

Are you running R3000 sora shifters? And your...

Are you running R3000 sora shifters? And your front derailleur is a R3000 double? The easiest solution would be to run a R3000 triple front derailleur.

R3000 is 9sp but I suspect that the front...
03-13-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By DorkDisk

Neat idea. Steel guys call this material #8...

Neat idea. Steel guys call this material #8 (mirror finish) stainless steel
03-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,438
Posted By DorkDisk

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very...

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very nice. They also had really crappy paint jobs.
...
03-07-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By DorkDisk

I have two lady's saddles in service. One is on a...

I have two lady's saddles in service. One is on a pink bike. I am still alive and my wife is still married to me.
...
03-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DorkDisk

That looks like a frame-up build; there is an...

That looks like a frame-up build; there is an ebay seller that sells/sold a bunch of ex-warranty Marin frames, that could be the source of this frame. There are two potential issues I can see with...
03-06-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,130,646
Posted By DorkDisk

Another year together.

This is the bike I've had in possession the longest, since 1994. Thanks for the sweet ride.

...
03-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,856
Posted By DorkDisk

Your ballparks are way off. Steel bikes are not...

Your ballparks are way off. Steel bikes are not in the 40 lb ballpark either, far from it. No, the markups are not that high either.
03-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,130,646
Posted By DorkDisk

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.
03-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,983
Views: 3,493,913
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, its a Nitto UI-12...

Thanks, its a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?page=3&category=983). this rig has a 1" headset.

Wives deserve nice bikes, that's the way I...
03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,130,646
Posted By DorkDisk

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500. ...

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500.

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03-04-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,409
Posted By DorkDisk

My main beef now is the amount of straight up...

My main beef now is the amount of straight up motorcycles on the bridge bike paths. Bike lanes are now "not car" lanes. Also good for parking your car. More Magic Paint is needed here.
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