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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,637
Posted By RocThrower

I weighed my stock wheels after upgrading. I...

I weighed my stock wheels after upgrading. I don't remember the exact weight, but I know the wheelset was over 2000g
07-31-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,627
Posted By RocThrower

I love the my Domane with f/r ISO, and don't mind...

I love the my Domane with f/r ISO, and don't mind the lack of adjustability at all. I'm more excited that Trek is moving to T47 BB instead of BB90, which admittedly I've never had issues with.
06-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By RocThrower

Oddly enough, I had recently checked my Grail...

Oddly enough, I had recently checked my Grail wheels with a dishing gauge and the rear was off by about 3-4 mm as well, but I can't remember which way now. Anyways, I did what Bill recommended by...
05-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By RocThrower

That looks like a blast! I want to go riding out...

That looks like a blast! I want to go riding out in CO soon, but probably not in the books right now. Thanks for sharing!
05-21-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By RocThrower

If I were to buy a new steel frame today, I'd...

If I were to buy a new steel frame today, I'd have a good hard look at the Norco Search Steel. (https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-frame-fork/) It's 725...
05-10-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,521
Posted By RocThrower

I recently purchased the 6 bolt Ice Tech rotors...

I recently purchased the 6 bolt Ice Tech rotors from Jenson, $60 for the pair. I have Ice Techs on my road bike, but stamped rotors on my gravel bike. Both bikes have Shimano hydraulic brakes, but...
05-01-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By RocThrower

I confirmed that the compression plug uses a 6mm...

I confirmed that the compression plug uses a 6mm hex. It's hard to tell from this pic, but it does fit (after you remove the top cap)
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04-30-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By RocThrower

I'm almost certain that that you should be able...

I'm almost certain that that you should be able to use an allen wrench/hex bit in the threads where the top cap screws in. Maybe a 5 or 6 MM? I can check on my Domane with the front Isospeed...
04-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By RocThrower

I was hold out too until I bought a bike that...

I was hold out too until I bought a bike that came with tubeless tires. I threw those on my Grails, which were already taped, and had no problem setting them up, even with just my floor pump. While...
04-09-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By RocThrower

I have two road bikes with Shimano hydraulics,...

I have two road bikes with Shimano hydraulics, and neither of them have any drag or noise. They key is to get the caliper aligned so there is equal space between the rotor and both brake pads. I...
02-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By RocThrower

My guess is that riding in the tops shifts your...

My guess is that riding in the tops shifts your weight back some, and having your hands closer together (in tops vs hoods or drops) also doesn't 'leverage' or activate the stem like you were hoping. ...
02-01-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By RocThrower

I agree with the two previous posters that it can...

I agree with the two previous posters that it can a) look like an illusion and b) you need to get it all put together and see how well you can get everything adjusted.

I built up a new bike last...
01-31-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,456
Posted By RocThrower

Man, Iowa likes to brag about having a ton of...

Man, Iowa likes to brag about having a ton of gravel to ride, which we do, but I the scenery is nothing compared to where some of you get to ride! I love this thread and pics!
01-31-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By RocThrower

Looking good! Hope you get to take it out over...

Looking good! Hope you get to take it out over the weekend.
01-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By RocThrower

Thanks for sharing those videos, and that...

Thanks for sharing those videos, and that beautiful country! I would love to ride there someday.
01-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By RocThrower

Thanks! I really like this paint scheme well. I...

Thanks! I really like this paint scheme well. I know All-City takes some flack for reusing some of these old livery paint themes, but I think it's more of an homage to the builders that came before...
01-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By RocThrower

Lol, not me. I'm a lifelong Iowan who still has...

Lol, not me. I'm a lifelong Iowan who still has never ridden even a mile of RAGBRAI.
01-14-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By RocThrower

Maybe not the best pic, but here she...

Maybe not the best pic, but here she is:https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1377x883/2e322o4_36d3d9f923f8a4e37e9d6a02bc49704ad0ec97e1.jpg




Build is mostly used parts, with...
01-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By RocThrower

FWIW, My Space Horse Disc has been absolutely...

FWIW, My Space Horse Disc has been absolutely fantastic to ride! Built mine up from a frameset and I ride it about everywhere.
01-08-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By RocThrower

Is it possible that it's just a little difficult...

Is it possible that it's just a little difficult to leverage since the lever is in line with the chainstay? Are you able to pull the lever straight out (not like a QR skewer) and move the lever to a...
01-08-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,535
Posted By RocThrower

I agree that the green looks really sharp is my...

I agree that the green looks really sharp is my favorite of the 3 paint jobs. Congrats!
01-04-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By RocThrower

My GT Grade had a 1 1/4 taper and Cannondale uses...

My GT Grade had a 1 1/4 taper and Cannondale uses 1 1/4 taper in the Topstone. They also have 3 different size-specific steerers on the carbon Synapse :eek:

Tire clearance is not ideal, but this...
01-02-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By RocThrower

This...

This (https://www.fyxation.com/collections/forks/products/carbon-fiber-adventure-fork) one comes with a straight 1 1/8 steerer, which you mentioned your frame can accept. You'd also have to get a...
01-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By RocThrower

I've been using this for several years and it...

I've been using this for several years and it works perfect, and the price isn't bad at $35.00. I bought this along with the required bearing drifts I needed for my wheelset.

WM Economy Bearing...
11-30-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By RocThrower

I think that is a little uncalled for. Many...

I think that is a little uncalled for. Many people ride carbon frames for other reasons than "staying on the cutting edge".
11-28-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,277
Posted By RocThrower

I'm also a big fan of Longboards, and agree with...

I'm also a big fan of Longboards, and agree with EdwinHeadwind based on my experiences. I'm always amazed how clean my drive train remains after riding in the muck or rain.
11-26-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,456
Posted By RocThrower

Yes, that huge development project really sucks. ...

Yes, that huge development project really sucks. Apparently there is another proposal in the works that would again impact the Great Western Trail, which is my main route to get to gravel.
11-06-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By RocThrower

I think the quality of dropouts on the fork/frame...

I think the quality of dropouts on the fork/frame can also influence the QR-disc alignment issues. My first disc brake bike was an alloy GT Grade, and I had constant alignment issues, although the...
11-01-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,745
Posted By RocThrower

That's the only thing I can think of too. I have...

That's the only thing I can think of too. I have a Domane SL5 with front and rear isospeed, and I also don't notice any movement or bounce. It is a very comfortable and smooth riding frame compared...
10-13-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By RocThrower

Yep, there should be no problem running one...

Yep, there should be no problem running one company's calipers with another's rotors.
10-01-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By RocThrower

Have you checked to see if you have the inline...

Have you checked to see if you have the inline adjustment barrels? I'm pretty sure Scott would have installed those on the bike. I did a quick image search, and it looks like the bikes I saw had...
10-01-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By RocThrower

Do you know if this is a 105 5800 FD (with the...

Do you know if this is a 105 5800 FD (with the long arm) or 105 5801 FD? On the 5800, you would most likely need to add an in-line adjustment barrel somewhere between the lever and the derailleur...
09-24-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By RocThrower

I really like Fizik's tacky bar tape and just...

I really like Fizik's tacky bar tape and just re-wrapped my bars with some last week.. I can't tell you what Classic is like, but the tacky has a rubberized finish that I really like the feel of and...
09-20-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By RocThrower

I'm guessing because he is new and has made only...

I'm guessing because he is new and has made only one post here? I just responded in kind hoping to help him out.
09-18-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By RocThrower

I agree with Marcus Ti that it is probably not...

I agree with Marcus Ti that it is probably not seized. I removed an Omega crankset from my old GT Grade, and I had to use a cheater bar on the end of the allen wrench to get it off. I put the allen...
09-10-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By RocThrower

If I remember correctly, these were released by...

If I remember correctly, these were released by Gary Fisher?

I believe motrheadsroadie has a SYF on the downtube of his Stinner.
09-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RocThrower

Just replace it with an 11 speed quick link and...

Just replace it with an 11 speed quick link and get more mileage out of that chain.
09-06-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By RocThrower

This test will help determine whether the cables...

This test will help determine whether the cables are causing any drag when shifting to smaller cogs (upshifting). If the chain drops down to the smallest cog without any clunkiness or hanging with...
08-21-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,577
Posted By RocThrower

No problem, glad I could help out! The "slot"...

No problem, glad I could help out! The "slot" isn't very pronounced, but you can see what I'm referring to in this pic:
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08-21-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,577
Posted By RocThrower

You should definitely should be able to snug up...

You should definitely should be able to snug up the pulley bolts without adding any spinning resistance, but you do have to have the right parts in the right place. I have definitely ran into the...
08-20-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By RocThrower

I wouldn't worry about a steel frame not having ...

I wouldn't worry about a steel frame not having a replaceable hanger either. That said, my Space Horse Disc has a replaceable hanger, and it gives me a little piece of mind knowing I can just...
08-03-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,823
Posted By RocThrower

Fabric Scoop

Fabric Scoop
07-23-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,093
Posted By RocThrower

I don't plan on doing any touring, but I...

I don't plan on doing any touring, but I absolutely love my Space Horse Disc. I also have a Domane Disc Gravel, which admittedly I picked up for road duty, but I pick the Space Horse more times than...
07-02-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By RocThrower

This could be the case; it depends on what ID...

This could be the case; it depends on what ID your hub's bearing uses. My front hub use 15mm ID bearings, but with end caps, can fit 12mm TA or QR (and of course 15mm).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RocThrower

Nice ride, WhyFi! I understand what you are...

Nice ride, WhyFi! I understand what you are saying about the finish now. Mine also shows a lot of dirt and grease marks, and is kind of difficult to keep clean. It's the first matte finish bike I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By RocThrower

I also have the Domane Gravel, but I bought...

I also have the Domane Gravel, but I bought strictly for road riding. I actually love the blue/gray color, and the G-One tires went straight to my Space Horse. Like WhyFi said, the frames are...
06-22-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 985
Posted By RocThrower

I believe they are ceramic, at least the ones in...

I believe they are ceramic, at least the ones in my RS785s are. On another note, thanks for sharing your experience, and I'm glad to hear you had no issues with the replacement caliper!
06-18-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By RocThrower

There is a step that I'm not seeing mentioned in...

There is a step that I'm not seeing mentioned in this thread. After filling the system from the caliper up to the lever, you are supposed close the bleed port on the caliper, remove the syringe and...
06-12-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 111,237
Posted By RocThrower

That's a hard decision, but I'd go with the...

That's a hard decision, but I'd go with the Exploit myself. In addition to what you mentioned, you are also getting a rear thru-axle and centerlock hubs, and I really like hydraulic brakes. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By RocThrower

:roflmao2: At first I was :foo:, then I clicked...

:roflmao2: At first I was :foo:, then I clicked the link and started laughing in my office! Good stuff, raria!
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