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08-06-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

I thoroughly cleaned everything in the drivetrain...

I thoroughly cleaned everything in the drivetrain and took about 1/8 turn of preload out. Did a road ride this am and my drivetrain was SILENT.

So through this process of adjusting, getting it...
08-05-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

After I posted this I researched Hollowtech II a...

After I posted this I researched Hollowtech II a little more and realized they have a really similar doohickey for setting bearing preload; the two systems are more similar than I thought.
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08-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

The LBS I go to is a really high end shop with...

The LBS I go to is a really high end shop with some good guys. I had just never heard of this! great suggestion!

EDIT - By "high end" I mean, they are the only BMC, OPEN, and Evil dealer in a very...
08-04-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

Wow. That's super insightful. Thank you! Is the...

Wow. That's super insightful. Thank you! Is the alignment (faced/chased) of my BB shell something my LBS can tackle? I am pretty handy but that sounds WAY beyond my skill.

I actually watched a...
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

Shimano fans always welcome on my posts! I would...

Shimano fans always welcome on my posts! I would be running the stuff if my bike came with it!
FWIW I am seriously considering getting Saint pedals. They look rad and the options in that price range...
08-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

Thanks. I am a big fan of Shimano stuff, in...

Thanks. I am a big fan of Shimano stuff, in general, it's always a good value and works great. My question had more to do w/ SRAM vs. Shimano more than threaded vs. pressfit. My BB shell is threaded,...
08-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By davei1980

Nonplussed with DUB

I have a SRAM dub BB/crank combo. It squeaks a lot. With no small amount of fussing with the preload collar on the left side, I got it to stop when the bike was new (incremental turns back and forth...
08-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

Hahaha yep! my bike is about 35lbs so if I did...

Hahaha yep! my bike is about 35lbs so if I did that it would still be a 30lb bike!!

I am 5'8" and 173lbs. The internet says I am overweight and need to be 149lbs to be cool or whatever. IF I can...
08-03-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

UPDATE - went really well! I left 10mm of...

UPDATE - went really well! I left 10mm of adjustability in the upward direction, I may trim that down later or just leave it. I no longer have an 1-1/2" post sticking up.

For the star nut, I...
07-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

i will when I get it apart. Fighting my automatic...

i will when I get it apart. Fighting my automatic sprinklers right now. Dang suburban life!!!
07-28-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

I guess it’s steel. The frame and fork are steel,...

I guess it’s steel. The frame and fork are steel, I guess I didn’t think to think about it when I posted. That is one of the defining characteristics of steel. Alloy would be fine too. Carbon is...
07-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

Good call, and no, it's metal. I am assuming CrMo...

Good call, and no, it's metal. I am assuming CrMo because that's what the fork is but could be alloy, I've not taken it apart yet really and checked.

I was thinking about doing this anyway, if for...
07-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

If I could only get in to be seen! They're super...

If I could only get in to be seen! They're super busy right now; I say let em take the bike boom $ now, I was their patron before and I'll be their patron when things return to normal volumes. No...
07-28-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

THX. My old Ridley was REALLY crooked but still...

THX. My old Ridley was REALLY crooked but still worked fine. I wound up switching forks because that one was cut too low and I don't ever ride in a peloton so....

I will use a few stems or hose...
07-28-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good idea, I have a large variety...

That's a really good idea, I have a large variety of deep sockets that I can pull from, I was shooting for something that A) wouldn't mar the other metal and B) approximated the I.D. of the steerer...
07-28-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

That's a really good point, it's only purpose in...

That's a really good point, it's only purpose in life is to preload the headset. Once you tighten the stem, then the stem holds every thing together.
07-28-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

1. My blade is 32 TPI so great! Didn't think of...

1. My blade is 32 TPI so great! Didn't think of that, just checked (brand new blade so paint is not yet worn off!)
2. Good call on leaving space for a small spacer, but technically doesn't the cap...
07-28-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By davei1980

Shortening steerer tube

I have decided to shorten my steerer tube after riding my bike for a long time and experimenting with different stem heights. I am ready to take the plunge.

I don't have jig for this purpose, nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By davei1980

Oh wow! That's hilarious! Only in the NW, right?

Oh wow! That's hilarious! Only in the NW, right?
07-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By davei1980

Yes! I don't even understand SRAM's nomenclature...

Yes! I don't even understand SRAM's nomenclature on brakes yet! My LBS sold me a set of Level brakes, but I understand there are different levels of Levels ::eyeroll::
07-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By davei1980

Then there are the gravity-specific lines: Zee =...

Then there are the gravity-specific lines: Zee = heavier, value; and Saint = Top of the line, more expensive.

I have actually ran a Zee derailleur with an Ultegra 10sp cassette on a commuter with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By davei1980

So full disclousre, no experience w/ CO2 but...

So full disclousre, no experience w/ CO2 but here's my take on what I know about working w/ compressed gasses:

CO2 is a gas and will quickly rise to the ambient temperature. If you point the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By davei1980

I would like to take a poll and see if the people...

I would like to take a poll and see if the people who really hate setting up tubeless tires own an air compressor at home or not.

I suspect those who don't own an air compressor would struggle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By davei1980

I run very wide tires at very low pressures, so...

I run very wide tires at very low pressures, so tubeless makes a ton of sense because the friction is felt a lot more between the tube and tire casing. If you're running 80 psi you don't have as much...
07-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By davei1980

SRAM is a little trickier I think, maybe it's all...

SRAM is a little trickier I think, maybe it's all those X's:

NX
GX
X01
XX1

(I think)
07-15-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By davei1980

Anyone using Yoshimura Chilao pedals

A recent search for pedals made in the US revealed these - are they worth it?

I make a little more $ now so I am trying to not buy plastic things that wind up in landfills in short order. To that...
07-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By davei1980

I love this! you sound like me! Welcome back, you...

I love this! you sound like me! Welcome back, you will progress faster than you think.

I mountain biked a lot when I was 21 or so, my Schwinn Mesa was stolen from my apt's storage locker (this was...
07-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By davei1980

Both really really good points. If your arms are...

Both really really good points. If your arms are fully extended you lose control.

On some of the "up and over" features like rocks you have to crawl over, my instinct is to be in a low-low gear...
07-14-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By davei1980

Newbie Skillzzzz

Covid-19 related closures and cancellations have driven people to the woods to recreate in larger numbers than ever. I started mountain biking in earnest when my office closed in March, therefore...
07-13-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Sounds like me except I try to use as little leg...

Sounds like me except I try to use as little leg strength as possible and instead spin in the saddle up the hills. I find I can go all day like that and still have bursts in me if I need to power up...
07-13-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

I have 20-30 lbs to lose at 5'8", 173# I...

I have 20-30 lbs to lose at 5'8", 173#

I have been climbing ~1,000 vertical feet (single track, not roads) every weekday since march on a 35lb bike. I feel like if I lost 20lbs it's like riding a...
07-13-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

The worst part about everything you describe is...

The worst part about everything you describe is not being able to see! I have to wait for relatively straight sections of my local single track to wipe my eyes. AND I WEAR GLASSES!
07-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Thanks all- I appreciate the discussion. I had...

Thanks all- I appreciate the discussion. I had never really thought about climbing until one if my friends told me he thought I was good at it. Now that I’ve reflected, I cab see I really enjoy it...
07-12-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Heavy bike with long chainstays lol

Heavy bike with long chainstays lol
07-12-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

I am sorry I worded that awkwardly; I guess my...

I am sorry I worded that awkwardly; I guess my question is are some people predisposed to climbing more than others?
07-12-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

yes, I am not fast nor am I competitive!

yes, I am not fast nor am I competitive!
07-12-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

They’re faster than me until we hit a hill then...

They’re faster than me until we hit a hill then we’re either even or they’re wanting to stop and I can go till the top, sorry, that sounds self-absorbed. I don’t mean it that way
07-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By davei1980

Is there such a thing as a “natural climber”?

So I am slow as h311 but I’ve ridden with some friends over the last year, one used to race enduro, one was a xc runner at a pac12 school, and one runs everyday with his military unit. I seem to...
07-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

good call. I am pretty sure the jones spec rims...

good call. I am pretty sure the jones spec rims are non branded versions of the wtbs so good call on the spokes but also good call on double butted spokes, cheap way to save rotating weight.

I...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

That is a good point about the pressure but I hit...

That is a good point about the pressure but I hit that rock full on without unloading the front end. If I keep it around 11psi I can do some gnarly step ups with no problem as long as I at least...
07-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By davei1980

Advice on 29+ replacement rim, 40-45mm internal width

I dented a rim recently because I am am an idiot (hit a rock I didn’t see)

I am looking to lace up a new rim to my current hub because it’s only 6mo old and my bike has unique fork spacing

I...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,999
Posted By davei1980

You can always let air out of the tires!

You can always let air out of the tires!
07-10-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By davei1980

Were thru axles around during that time? If so I...

Were thru axles around during that time? If so I would recommend for disc brakes. After owning a thru axle frame, I wouldn't run discs without. I think this is one of the biggest breakthroughs.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,999
Posted By davei1980

Wider the better but remember, you'll need to...

Wider the better but remember, you'll need to leave room for fenders as well, so if you can get away w/ the 55's, do it. You'll be happier.

Yes, all rims except tubulars need rim tape. I've used...
07-09-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By davei1980

I like and respect the way you think.

I like and respect the way you think.
07-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By davei1980

Sucks to hear! I wonder if their Spyre cousins...

Sucks to hear! I wonder if their Spyre cousins suffer from to same issues? I agree, awesome design to maximize braking force from a mechanical caliper but too bad, like you said.

Have you thought...
07-09-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By davei1980

UPDATE - After discussing the issue with my...

UPDATE - After discussing the issue with my trusted LBS mechanic, my family, and my pastor, I chose to go with some pretty basic Shimano 2 piston full hydro brakes.

My LBS ordered them but...
07-08-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By davei1980

I feel like a lot of people using MTB trails are...

I feel like a lot of people using MTB trails are "overbiked"

You don't NEED suspension to have fun and tackle a lot of really technical terrain.

As others have said, hone in on the type of...
07-08-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By davei1980

"Can I kick it?" "Yes you can!" - A Tribe...

"Can I kick it?"
"Yes you can!"

- A Tribe Called Quest
07-08-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By davei1980

Some will say to use tubeless sealant in the...

Some will say to use tubeless sealant in the inner tubes.

My understanding is this will not work because the sealant will not adhere to holes in non tubeless-ready tires; therefore, there will be...
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