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Posted By Moisture

I highly doubt the top tube is made out of thin...

I highly doubt the top tube is made out of thin enough material to result in any sort of significant flexing when riding. Reynolds is a good quality chromoly.

The top tube itself isn't all that...
04-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old...

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old Colnago. I didn't except this longer stem to handle just as fast if not even faster than the 100mm SR stem its replacing. It fits me great.

I think...
04-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,646
Posted By Moisture

You get the best power transfer by optimizing...

You get the best power transfer by optimizing your centre of gravity on the bike. There are tons of factors varying from person to person. Ideally you want to get as low as possible while maintaining...
04-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Moisture

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour...

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour fork on the roam will easily negate any potential benefit you might gain from slightly improved gearing in the rear cassette.
04-12-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Moisture

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself...

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself inside the dropouts occasionally even though i have the QR clamped down pretty tight. I didn't have this issue when trying out my other QR equipped...
04-11-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Moisture

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to...

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for yet another bike. I think I'll stick with it for now.
04-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Moisture

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the...

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the better. The market continues to become more and more ridiculous. As long as you are patient you are guaranteed to find a good deal on a bike that will...
04-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Moisture

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It...

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It will do nearly everything well.
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By Moisture

Whoever said that upper body training for cycling...

Whoever said that upper body training for cycling isn't important, speaks complete nonsense in my.opinion. only way to achieve ideal performance is by training everything. Your body has tons of...
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By Moisture

My tips for squat - elevate your heels using...

My tips for squat

- elevate your heels using plates, water bottles anything
-dont lock your knees at the top
-practise proper breathing techniques throughout the movement
- control the entire...
03-26-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Moisture

So my cadence isn't actually "slower than...

So my cadence isn't actually "slower than average" i gather.
03-24-21, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Moisture

I'm thinking an 80mm stem would work best. But I...

I'm thinking an 80mm stem would work best. But I will try both 80 and 100 to see.

I calculated an average cadence of about 85-95 in the videos. I think thats pretty good! I'll practice...
03-24-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Moisture

Moistures not so Unique Frame-Fit?

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03-22-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 864
Posted By Moisture

55tele get past the snarky comments and...

55tele

get past the snarky comments and conflicting opinions, and you'll learn a lot on here. Don't sweat it
03-22-21, 05:04 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By Moisture

My preload cap also loosens to the point where...

My preload cap also loosens to the point where you can easily twist it off by hand. How it is being useful or keeping anything in place by that point?
03-16-21, 04:39 PM
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Views: 4,582
Posted By Moisture

The biggest imitation will be the riders...

The biggest imitation will be the riders performance, not the bike being ridden. There are riders out there that will out perform and out maneuver professional riders on their fancy expensive modern...
03-14-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Moisture

How long is your stem? Do you feel likenits...

How long is your stem? Do you feel likenits causing you to lean forward too much?

My solution was to simply eat much slower while maintaining my strict excersise routine. Im down to about 185lb...
02-05-21, 06:44 PM
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Views: 5,591
Posted By Moisture

Oh man. Here we go again. Just take a look...

Oh man. Here we go again.

Just take a look at my bike and then ask yourself the same thing again, OP. You'll feel better. At least the aesthetics of your bike doesn't have peeling plastidip...
02-04-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By Moisture

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an...

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful dude.

OP, I had the exact same issue as you with my front derailleur after riding through rain and grit on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,151
Posted By Moisture

You should refer to gear inches to get a good...

You should refer to gear inches to get a good understanding of what ratio spread will work best for your needs.

Personally I'd choose a 14-28 freewheel with 36/52

- 52/14 is far more than...
02-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,396
Posted By Moisture

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former...

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former personal trainer possessing a high level of knowledge regarding hypertrophic stimulation of every muscle in your body whilst balancing cardio vascular...
02-03-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By Moisture

Cinelli Hobootleg Geo MTN ...

Cinelli Hobootleg Geo MTN

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01-27-21, 06:48 PM
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Views: 2,305
Posted By Moisture

they might offer decent shock absorbtion, but...

they might offer decent shock absorbtion, but only necessary for heavily undulating terrain, not riding around on pavement or gravel.

The biggest problem is that they are so heavy. They...
01-27-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By Moisture

I think the escape is a good choice for your...

I think the escape is a good choice for your needs, mainly because the rigid fork would be far more preferably for your needs.

One thing - according to your inseam (are we talking pant inseam or...
01-27-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By Moisture

The rear nut is a number 10 wrench. so obviously...

The rear nut is a number 10 wrench. so obviously this bike uses nutted brakes, right?
01-27-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By Moisture

Take a look here: CHAOYANG TIRES - PRODUCT...

Take a look here:

CHAOYANG TIRES - PRODUCT (http://www.chaoyangtire.com/index.php/pro/pro-list/8)

I've seen expensive schwalbe and Continental tires with the exact same tread pattern as some...
01-27-21, 07:55 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By Moisture

Don't forget to check and make sure your dropouts...

Don't forget to check and make sure your dropouts are aligned properly before adding equal length spacers on each side:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html#spacing

if you go down...
01-25-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By Moisture

A quick search of my caliper model reveals a...

A quick search of my caliper model reveals a 53-71 reach. The tektros you've specified would work great in that case .
01-25-21, 09:10 PM
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Views: 1,301
Posted By Moisture

Lmao, no I did have a rear tire installed of...

Lmao, no I did have a rear tire installed of course. Yes my rear derailleur is f*ked right now. That shift had to make up for it though.
01-25-21, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,795
Posted By Moisture

You can find lots of good used wheelsets on...

You can find lots of good used wheelsets on classifieds for cheap
01-24-21, 06:06 PM
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Views: 2,008
Posted By Moisture

As for knee issues, finding a bike with the...

As for knee issues, finding a bike with the correct reach, top tube length paired with the right size stem and crank arms is critical to properly position yourself at an efficient angle for power...
01-24-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,008
Posted By Moisture

I think strap in pedals causing knee problems is...

I think strap in pedals causing knee problems is complete nonsense .

I like mine because being able to pull up with one foot at a time tremendously helps with power output. I can spin faster and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,126
Posted By Moisture

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which...

He weighs 120lb, and rides a MOUNTAIN BIKE which is an XXS (he needs a Large size frame , as he is 5ft8) has a 100 something mm stem facing downwards, with drop bars, and rides with the seat lower...
01-12-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Moisture

One thing I must mention, that if you are not...

One thing I must mention, that if you are not able to get the fit right by simply sliding your seat forward or backwards along the rails and trying different length stems the frame(s) you're riding...
01-11-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Moisture

The three main considerations to make when...

The three main considerations to make when determining frame size would be:

Stack: how high the bars will be
Reach: how far the pedals are from the bars (this affects reach, weight distribution...
01-11-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Moisture

I dont find that a bigger frame degrades handling...

I dont find that a bigger frame degrades handling response for me that much. Wheel size does.

You can always opt for a larger frame that has more aggressive angles and a shorter stem. At.the end...
01-11-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Moisture

If the top tubes are the same length, then the...

If the top tubes are the same length, then the only other factor here would be the reach measurement.

By cramped and scrunched up, do you mean like you are sitting too upright? You can try...
01-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,088
Posted By Moisture

I disagree . Slapping thick tires onto an...

I disagree .

Slapping thick tires onto an otherwise poorly fitting frame and expecting the ride to be cushy is silly.
01-10-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,691
Posted By Moisture

Mainly just to experiment and find a perfect fit...

Mainly just to experiment and find a perfect fit for you. That sort of stem is designed for use with drop bars. It may work for some people, but I find that it often leaves the bars too low and far...
01-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Moisture

I did before new year. Cutting out bad foods in...

I did before new year. Cutting out bad foods in one thing . Eating slowly is most important
01-09-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Moisture

Both are pretty similar.. Choose whichever you...

Both are pretty similar.. Choose whichever you prefer.

As for stem... I just put this one on yesterday. I also have a 25" frame norco.
...
01-09-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,659
Posted By Moisture

No, but I have has extensive levels of experience...

No, but I have has extensive levels of experience with Tourney in the past. It may not shift as well under power (probably due to the chain and freewheel ratios more than anything else) but still did...
01-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,659
Posted By Moisture

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably...

They all shift just fine and will do so reliably as long as you know how to be gentle and maintain the derailer properly.

Keep the springs inside the derailer free of dirt or grease, and lightly...
01-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Moisture

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this...

Good point. I was a bit suspicious about this bike as well. The way he acquired the bike and knows Jack about it confirms this. Looks like the type of bike that wasn't ridden often, but was probably...
01-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By Moisture

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes...

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes unused, forcing manufacturers to produce new stuff instead..
01-02-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,758
Posted By Moisture

I agree. I think you should be looking for around...

I agree. I think you should be looking for around 56-58cm.

Seat tube doesn't really mean much by itself though.
12-28-20, 12:37 PM
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Views: 3,302
Posted By Moisture

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them...

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them are no good. Try making your own.

Or make a trail mix with cocoa nibs, dates and any nuts or seeds of your choice.
12-17-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By Moisture

Thats totally understandable. I do...

Thats totally understandable.



I do appreciate the feedback. Ive sort of eased down with the posting in general.



Further proof of your completely nonsensical fit right here. You should...
12-15-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,621
Posted By Moisture

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum...

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum though
12-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Moisture

1980 Norco Monterey - a Journey

Since the original acquiring of this bike, I have eventually restored pretty much the entire bike -
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