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08-08-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 154
Posted By tyrion

I think you have the wrong adapter. IIRC, an...

I think you have the wrong adapter. IIRC, an adapter that works for a 160mm front rotor will work for a 140mm rear rotor, and I'm guessing that's what you have. I think you need an adapter spec'ed...
08-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By tyrion

Computers are never wrong. Always trust the...

Computers are never wrong. Always trust the computer.
08-04-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By tyrion

Could be the saddle. You can rule out the saddle...

Could be the saddle. You can rule out the saddle if you can cause the clicking by pedaling out of the saddle.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By tyrion

Not an answer to your question but selection of...

Not an answer to your question but selection of bikes is very limited right now. For used bikes, look for an aluminium frame with high end components.

Priority #1...
08-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By tyrion

That's Tyrion Lannister.

That's Tyrion Lannister.
08-01-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By tyrion

Goo Gone worked well, way better than acetone....

Goo Gone worked well, way better than acetone. Acetone seemed to evaporate so fast it wouldn't get much work done. The Goo Gone would stay and soak in and get the gunk softened up.
07-31-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By tyrion

I'm pretty sure the "Octalink" spec on the REI...

I'm pretty sure the "Octalink" spec on the REI webpage is an error. It's Hollowtech II.
07-31-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By tyrion

REI fully guarantees their bikes for one year, I...

REI fully guarantees their bikes for one year, I believe. You should have no problem, if you're able to bring it back to them.
07-31-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By tyrion

I tried this (with a basic floor pump), couldn't...

I tried this (with a basic floor pump), couldn't get it to work. Maybe it will work for you with a compressor. Basically: use a tire lever to seat the bead about half the circumference on each side....
07-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,867
Posted By tyrion

There's a big debate about masks. ...

There's a big debate about masks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abczQ2fTdqw

I never mask debate in public.
07-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By tyrion

I didn't even know Triflow makes degreaser.

I didn't even know Triflow makes degreaser.
07-30-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By tyrion

I don't know. I'd like to hear "X works better...

I don't know. I'd like to hear "X works better than acetone" before I go buy some. Not a fan of having various special cleaners but this gunk is kicking my butt and blistering my fingers. I'm ready...
07-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By tyrion

Most powerful solvent for aluminum rims?

Trying to clean up Gorilla tape residue and tubeless sealant - incredibly tenacious gunk. I've tried mineral spirits and acetone - acetone seemed a little more effective but it's still a lot of work....
07-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,396
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1067x660/herman_cain_no_masks_bcb0d5f4874a7c080e9ac73a416ccb10c14bbad3.jpg
07-29-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By tyrion

There's a gap between them that you could blast...

There's a gap between them that you could blast through.
07-29-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,867
Posted By tyrion

Louie Gohmert is doing his part to get Texas back...

Louie Gohmert is doing his part to get Texas back on top.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/509543-gohmert-tests-positive-for-covid-19-report

Say's he probably caught Covid-19 from wearing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,117
Posted By tyrion

I think it started with the "immediate...

I think it started with the "immediate engagement" hubs for mountain bikes with more pawls, then the angry bees sound became trendy, then the roadies copied the mountain bikers (because they secretly...
07-28-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By tyrion

Yes, probably just the bead popping into place.

Yes, probably just the bead popping into place.
07-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,473
Posted By tyrion

I suppose that could be the case with some roads,...

I suppose that could be the case with some roads, but Josh Poertner's testing suggests that brand new asphalt is faster when fresh and degrades after it sees traffic.



Tire Pressure - Stop...
07-27-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,473
Posted By tyrion

Yes, if you can find asphalt that has yet to see...

Yes, if you can find asphalt that has yet to see automobile traffic, 100 psi would be a good choice.
07-26-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,832
Posted By tyrion

posting on the internet is vitally important and...

posting on the internet is vitally important and very hard work!!!!!

;)
07-26-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,832
Posted By tyrion

How many people do you know are sitting in their...

How many people do you know are sitting in their houses doing nothing?
07-26-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By tyrion

There's just not much available right now in the...

There's just not much available right now in the bike world.
07-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,832
Posted By tyrion

The shutdowns will happen by plan or they'll...

The shutdowns will happen by plan or they'll happen when the refrigerated trucks start lining up outside hospitals and that scares people into unplanned shutdown.
07-26-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,832
Posted By tyrion

No, it's not propaganda. The U.S. has handled...

No, it's not propaganda. The U.S. has handled this far worse than any other developed country. Florida has more Covid-19 cases than all of Europe.
07-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV9WtB_q5sJfe3Rev...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV9WtB_q5sJfe3Rev5PWy-Q

http://www.omtm.cc/

These guys (Dustin Klein and his "Our Mother the Mountain" friends) are hard core, with 100+ mile gravel rides, but...
07-24-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By tyrion

thanks. That looks like it.

thanks. That looks like it.
07-24-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By tyrion

Can you identify these Shimano chainrings?

They're for a 3x9 system. 104mm BCD.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/594x483/shimano_chainrings_small_41448f50dc55936ec929d2ef730fdd6788329688.jpg

edit: I asked the seller...
07-23-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,473
Posted By tyrion

I have no interest in doing it.

I have no interest in doing it.
07-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,473
Posted By tyrion

Jan Heine's science is pretty good. I know a...

Jan Heine's science is pretty good. I know a person that sells tires should be suspect when he tests tires, but he does a good job. I'm always looking for someone that has personal interest in "x"...
07-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,473
Posted By tyrion

Drum testing (like bicyclerollingresistance.com...

Drum testing (like bicyclerollingresistance.com (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/) does) doesn't always reflect real world performance.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By tyrion

I don't get it. It looks like the grinder cut it...

I don't get it. It looks like the grinder cut it like it would cut steel. It wore down the cutting wheel quickly but the material was cut in good time. It looks like they cut 2 inches of 1/8 inch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,819
Posted By tyrion

Ti bikes are known for their flexibility. If the...

Ti bikes are known for their flexibility. If the flexibility is optimized for an average sized person, it might be too flexible for a heavier person. Still rideable, but with more flex than is ideal....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,479
Posted By tyrion

Hambini killed Cervelo.

Hambini killed Cervelo.
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By tyrion

True. Tout Terrain doesn't get a lot of exposure...

True. Tout Terrain doesn't get a lot of exposure in America.
07-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By tyrion

Patch the rims up with Super glue and bondo and...

Patch the rims up with Super glue and bondo and sell them on ebay.
07-20-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By tyrion

Starting at the bar ends by the shifters, I give...

Starting at the bar ends by the shifters, I give the tape 1 and a half wraps right at the bar end - not angled, so that the edge of the tape is right at the edge of the bar for 1 1/2 wraps - then...
07-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By tyrion

Sure that would work.

Sure that would work.
07-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By tyrion

That's a relatively safe bet.

That's a relatively safe bet.
07-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By tyrion

Yes. And some bikes have more standover height...

Yes. And some bikes have more standover height (for their general size) than others. If you get a longer bike, you can shorten your reach (not the bike's reach measurement) by getting a shorter stem.
07-18-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By tyrion

You might be able to find something at that low...

You might be able to find something at that low price point at bikeisland.com.
07-18-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By tyrion

Any issues with clogged valves with Orange Seal...

Any issues with clogged valves with Orange Seal Endurance?
07-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By tyrion

You'll have to bring a bucket of your waste to...

You'll have to bring a bucket of your waste to the testing center.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By tyrion

Canyon has 7 sizes for most models - not sure if...

Canyon has 7 sizes for most models - not sure if that covers a wider range. Seat tube for an XXL Endurace is 612 MM, and they have some XXLs in stock.
07-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By tyrion

I like roundabouts. Way better than stop signs....

I like roundabouts. Way better than stop signs. It is problematic when cars stop for my bike when I have the flow figured out and am planning on pulling in behind them, but most of the time I have no...
07-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,911
Posted By tyrion

"Karens Gone Wild" now available on video: ...

"Karens Gone Wild" now available on video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcdM0Myr3hw
07-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By tyrion

Those long brake pads can hit the fork blades...

Those long brake pads can hit the fork blades when the brakes are opened, limiting how far you can open them.
07-17-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By tyrion

I've used Kool Stop Mountain Pads on a dual pivot...

I've used Kool Stop Mountain Pads on a dual pivot calipers. Worked great. The downside is they're so long they hit the forks when you open up the calipers, limiting how far you can open the calipers....
07-17-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,739
Posted By tyrion

One teacher said "I didn't sign up to be a...

One teacher said "I didn't sign up to be a martyr."
07-17-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By tyrion

I think they should develop this system and leave...

I think they should develop this system and leave it in place permanently for future pandemics - this won't be the last pandemic (unless this one kills us all, then it will be the last one, but it...
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