Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Russ Roth
Showing results 1 to 50 of 892
Search took 0.05 seconds.
09-21-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Russ Roth

I get ditching the power meter for the ride,...

I get ditching the power meter for the ride, they're using that thing to constantly monitor how their doing and going for the tiniest of gains against their previous personal best to show any...
09-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Russ Roth

Shimano only posts newer information, tiagra 4700...

Shimano only posts newer information, tiagra 4700 series will not work with older 9 or 10 speed shifters. But find a set of 10 speed 105, Ultegra or tiagra 4600 series shifters and you should be able...
09-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By Russ Roth

Some of us really like our paint jobs and are...

Some of us really like our paint jobs and are very particular about this.

Just basic maintenance cleaning; pull off the wheels for truing grab a bottle of windex a clean used red rag (never use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 884
Posted By Russ Roth

I typically don't wear gloves but that's cause I...

I typically don't wear gloves but that's cause I usually can't find a matched pair. I do get an occasional numbness in my hand but it sorta comes and goes both on and off the bike and seems to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,711
Posted By Russ Roth

The real question is which was more enjoyable to...

The real question is which was more enjoyable to ride and at the end of the day my 16lb carbon race bike with 25c tires will be a lot more enjoyable then my 22lb bike even though the heavier bike...
09-21-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,198
Posted By Russ Roth

We were exploring around the Roman fort of...

We were exploring around the Roman fort of Viminacium in the village of Starre Kostolach (spelling of the town might not be right)
Went with a university group from Albany that was poorly done by...
09-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,198
Posted By Russ Roth

Myself :) The real oddest was probably...

Myself :)

The real oddest was probably assorted human bones; I was doing archaeology field work and I and another guy were looking for a Roman theater in Serbia and searching a farm field that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,711
Posted By Russ Roth

The thing is that all things are never really...

The thing is that all things are never really equal between two bikes especially if there's a weight difference. Test ride both a bit of distance if possible and see which handles better, that's the...
09-20-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,094
Posted By Russ Roth

If you've got pictures from the night before that...

If you've got pictures from the night before that show it whole and undented then you need to make them deal with this. There's not much, practically nothing, that will make a tube dent like that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,872
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't understand the surprise of them being on...

Don't understand the surprise of them being on aero bikes, does anyone make a non-aero road or gravel bike with at least a 40mm rim? Seems like the thing all the brands have been pushing the last few...
09-12-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 836
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I'd take a modern 29" disc brake...

Personally I'd take a modern 29" disc brake hardtail over that, older suspension designs just weren't that good and old suspension doesn't work as well as it used to unless you rebuild seals, replace...
09-12-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Russ Roth

Might have an easier time going 10sp sram for...

Might have an easier time going 10sp sram for your price range but it should be easy to do, just watch ebay for a take-off groupset and wheelset. A sram apex group or rival shouldn't be much more...
09-12-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Russ Roth

Go bigger, that 64 is probably still a little...

Go bigger, that 64 is probably still a little small for you but it'll be easier to make it work.
09-12-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,273
Posted By Russ Roth

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if...

Kinda like fat bikes to me, really fun to have if you have places that are just meant for that kind of bike. My gravel bike is really set up as a bikepacking bike and much of what I've toured with it...
09-09-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Russ Roth

Not everyone can really spin and for a reasonably...

Not everyone can really spin and for a reasonably strong person it might be a low gear. Personally if I'm riding the road where I average between 20 and 22mph except in the mountains area I find a...
09-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Russ Roth

If looking for just rims to build up I've got a...

If looking for just rims to build up I've got a fondness for Velocity Aileron. Last year I built up my wife's cross bike with Sun inferno i25 rims for a nice gravel width and didn't find the weight...
09-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By Russ Roth

I just ran into one with a friend where he...

I just ran into one with a friend where he complained that he bought a 28mm tire for a more comfortable ride and it was worse then the tires he had one. Got out the calipers and despite being in a...
09-07-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By Russ Roth

Amazing how a little sleep deprivation can mess...

Amazing how a little sleep deprivation can mess with your reasoning, had a bad week of things going on one week and topped it with having to take an hour drive to a meeting at 7pm. Stopped into a gas...
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Russ Roth

What a shop can get and what someone selling...

What a shop can get and what someone selling their random stuff can get are two different things, people are going to the shop to buy things and pay what the shop charges. I did say that people doing...
09-05-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By Russ Roth

What do you mean by the bars and levers protrude...

What do you mean by the bars and levers protrude forward? Road bars and levers protrude further out then a MTBs.
I've also seen plenty of hybrids show up at road races and they typically have the...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,930
Posted By Russ Roth

In hot weather I sweat like crazy and a daily...

In hot weather I sweat like crazy and a daily cleaning is mandatory, once the temps drop below 70 I hardly seem to sweat at all even after a good exertion. At 65 I can ride a bike down a rail trail...
09-05-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,540
Posted By Russ Roth

It's up to each person, but if you're using high...

It's up to each person, but if you're using high lumen blinking lights on the bike path I hate you; steady lights I can live with, steady headlights that are insanely bright and pointed to illuminate...
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Russ Roth

Then you're missing a whole lot of bikes. Most...

Then you're missing a whole lot of bikes. Most mid to high end road bikes of the 80s to today are 700c. With the exception of gravel, road bikes have largely ditched any form of 650 standard and gone...
09-04-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,245
Posted By Russ Roth

Modern Merino wool undies, I prefer boxer briefs...

Modern Merino wool undies, I prefer boxer briefs for riding in are a whole different animal from what you've dealt with. I just throw mine in the washer and toss in the dryer with everything else....
09-03-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By Russ Roth

Also check out the Kona Rove, test road one,...

Also check out the Kona Rove, test road one, really loved the color and ride of it, probably should have bought it and done the upgrades I wanted as it really is a nice bike.
09-03-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Russ Roth

The point they're trying to make above is that...

The point they're trying to make above is that your tires never held air, the tubes did, if the tires aren't rotted just buy new tubes. If you like those just look for the next number up, think the...
09-03-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,540
Posted By Russ Roth

I have completely fallen for discs, they're...

I have completely fallen for discs, they're really to me just the best way to go and I can't really find a fault in them. Cheap cable ones aren't that great, good cable are as decent as most any rim...
09-03-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,245
Posted By Russ Roth

Glennr beat me to it but don't forget that bronze...

Glennr beat me to it but don't forget that bronze wool is less prone to corroding and anti-microbial to help keep the smell down.


Wasn't aware merino has any special maintenance requirements....
09-03-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Russ Roth

Thomson setback post, not bad on the weight but...

Thomson setback post, not bad on the weight but not likely to ever let you down either. Nice stuff.
09-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,636
Posted By Russ Roth

Max size is 38, I grew up in the country...

Max size is 38, I grew up in the country surrounded by dirt roads and "paved" roads that every couple of years were resurfaced with a mix of gravel and tar and did it with 27x 1 1/8 and later 700x25s...
09-01-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,732
Posted By Russ Roth

Materials matter some and shape matters some....

Materials matter some and shape matters some. I've got a nice carbon frame that rides about as nice as any steel bike I've ever owned, on the other hand I recently threw a leg over a rock lobster and...
09-01-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Russ Roth

No reason why it won't work, the FX doesn't have...

No reason why it won't work, the FX doesn't have a stretched top tube that would make it uncomfortable. It is designed for a flat though so you still might need to shorten the stem for a good reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,817
Posted By Russ Roth

This is only a minor sin, nothing too drastic....

This is only a minor sin, nothing too drastic. Unlike these other two who have so badly mixed things they've got a straight ticket south. My newest build is Record shifters with Chorus drivetrain,...
08-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Russ Roth

If they're running 25s with matching aero rims...

If they're running 25s with matching aero rims which are popular on bikes today and you're runnings 40s on a basic gravel rim you should expect to be slower, if they've got better hubs expect to be...
08-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Russ Roth

You missed what I wrote, I've seen these damage...

You missed what I wrote, I've seen these damage the frame from being overtightened as well and honestly although I don't believe doing so would be a problem for me, I also can't be bothered to waste...
08-26-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,700
Posted By Russ Roth

If she appreciates people helping her pick things...

If she appreciates people helping her pick things out then take her to the LBS and help her pick something out. IMHO everything about the fit of that bike looks awful, like you're trying to make...
08-26-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By Russ Roth

Everything about this post is 100% spot on,...

Everything about this post is 100% spot on, especially how to finish with the electrical tape and 3m all the way.


The first bar tape job I ever did the directions in the package said to wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,410
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200718_111619058_aea3469fa14425701850db60c6163321b3075df1.jpg
I'm all about the colors, just wished I'd noticed that the...
08-26-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Russ Roth

Cro-moly is much nicer. I've got a hiten...

Cro-moly is much nicer.
I've got a hiten raleigh fixie that I ride at the track, bike is ok but definitely doesn't really feel fast. I've sort of upgraded the wheels since it came with really cheap...
08-26-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By Russ Roth

Might need a couple extra spacers, ran into that...

Might need a couple extra spacers, ran into that the only time I ever did this, the tube the bolt actually screwed into was longer then the thickness of the old caliper. Can't remember how well it...
08-26-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Russ Roth

I've seen this damage frames from over tightening...

I've seen this damage frames from over tightening and bulging the frame.


Aero posts don't always fit the clamp and my most recent build started by waiting for a post to arrive
08-24-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Russ Roth

If you don't see any physical damage in the...

If you don't see any physical damage in the surface it's probably fine, there's nothing wrong with clamping by any tube as long as you don't do it too tight. I've seen seatposts crushed by dopes...
08-23-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,689
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200823_135543210_burst005_2abb07e1e80fb242a1033f187f50f819cefd5832.jpg
Last few Sundays I've been heading out to Kissena...
08-23-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Russ Roth

That's still the size reference, 2.25 might fit...

That's still the size reference, 2.25 might fit but fitting through the frame can be a problem. As dedhed mentioned, those numbers make it probable that you have a 507iso sized rim. You can easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,293
Posted By Russ Roth

My bigger gripes are the whole tubeless road and...

My bigger gripes are the whole tubeless road and ever wider hubs in mtb, is 148/110 boost really that necessary over 100/142? Though admittedly I am perfectly happy with the whole thru axle on road,...
08-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Russ Roth

Also my experience. Mounting a Vittoria tire on a...

Also my experience. Mounting a Vittoria tire on a trek Matrix road rim was always the worst combo, the narrow aero matrix was always tough to mount a tire to, make it the Vittiora.
Open tubulars can...
08-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, toss on some new cloth tape and you've got...

Nice, toss on some new cloth tape and you've got a real good rider. Hope it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By Russ Roth

In my only two dealings with insurance companies...

In my only two dealings with insurance companies and bicycle related stuff I didn't have issues with depreciation. I think it in part has to do with no standards for what depreciation is for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By Russ Roth

How's that working for you? I'm looking at...

How's that working for you? I'm looking at getting some 11sp centaur for my daughter's bike since its as cheap as Sora but has to work better; I've heard with 11sp that there's cross compatibility...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Russ Roth

The first pair of brakes I grabbed out of the...

The first pair of brakes I grabbed out of the parts bin, random pair of tektro from I can't remember what, landed perfectly on the rim which I found surprising; they're probably about the same...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 892
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.