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10-18-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,124
Posted By rosefarts

Did they tell you that this is a relatively easy...

Did they tell you that this is a relatively easy fix?

Remove thyroid and spend the next few months dialing in the amount you need to take. Yes you'll be on a hormone replacement for the rest of...
10-07-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,466
Posted By rosefarts

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were...

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were incredible bikes. I should have never sold the Xz, it was so friggin cool.

However, they ride like road bikes. Or flat bar gravel bikes at least....
10-04-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,466
Posted By rosefarts

I had a 98 Zaskar LE. Full XTR, White or...

I had a 98 Zaskar LE. Full XTR, White or Nukeproof hubs (I had a lot of mountain bikes then, can't remember which had which wheelset). Sweet ride.

Compared to my middle of the road 2016 Trek 29er...
10-04-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,135
Posted By rosefarts

I raced for about a decade. Quit racing and soon...

I raced for about a decade. Quit racing and soon began supporting myself with a pedi-cab. After that, I went full stop.

I poured myself into rock climbing and eventually got married and went back...
10-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By rosefarts

You can get a steel bike powder coated or painted...

You can get a steel bike powder coated or painted in pretty much any color of the rainbow.

You can get an aluminum bike powder coated or painted likewise and also anodized. No idea what...
10-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By rosefarts

Going off what someone said about not using one....

Going off what someone said about not using one. I bought an 11 gallon Coleman for about a third what it cost new. Because it wasn't getting used. If you shop around, that may be a good idea.
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10-04-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,587
Posted By rosefarts

I saw a guy start the Triple Bypass on one a...

I saw a guy start the Triple Bypass on one a couple years ago. That's 120 miles and 11k of climbing.

No idea if he finished since bicycle speed and eliptigo speed is quite different.

I wonder...
10-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rosefarts

Some good information contained here. Full...

Some good information contained here.

Full disclosure, I am a nurse who works in surgery. I'm no stranger to the procedure or patho. I recently switched hospital systems and my insurance is not in...
09-28-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,402
Posted By rosefarts

Any basic hardtail with an 80mm fork, disk...

Any basic hardtail with an 80mm fork, disk brakes, and capable of running 2.25 tires will blow the doors off that grocery getter. Brand wouldn't matter.

I don't hate Moto's and I'd buy one in the...
09-28-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rosefarts

Spent the day rock climbing on Saturday. A little...

Spent the day rock climbing on Saturday. A little pain hiking in but ok on the way out. Great day actually.

Easy 35 miler on the Spectrum for Sunday. I felt strong and was done by 10. But holy...
09-28-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By rosefarts

Of course I tried this first. Depending on the...

Of course I tried this first. Depending on the valve, it kinda worked but I lost a lot of air from the threads.

My 3 year old has guaranteed that I can never quite find what I need. No roll of...
09-28-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By rosefarts

I have two 6 speed downtube shifting bikes. Mine...

I have two 6 speed downtube shifting bikes. Mine is Dura Ace, my wife's is 105. Both mid 80s.

Mine is Uniglide DA, so if I want a gearing change or wear out a cog I need to find it on eBay, grind...
09-28-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By rosefarts

Directly? No. It is Zefal branded and is...

Directly? No. It is Zefal branded and is identical to every HPX rebuild kit available anywhere else online.

So if I reassemble with only the black rubber pump head instead of the white, and put...
09-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By rosefarts

I got the rebuild kit and it doesn't appear...

I got the rebuild kit and it doesn't appear compatible.

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This is...
09-27-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 758
Posted By rosefarts

First time, I was 16. Left bike outside of work...

First time, I was 16. Left bike outside of work unlocked, I have no idea why I thought that would work. Gone. Got it back a few months later minus the paint.

Second, locked in front of a grocery...
09-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By rosefarts

My mountain bike is similar in age. 10...

My mountain bike is similar in age.

10 Speed XT, with a triple.

Dead easy conversion. Put on a NW chainring and remove the rest. Take off the stuff you don't need anymore. Basically done.
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09-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,188
Posted By rosefarts

My first sushi was at the Mobil station outside...

My first sushi was at the Mobil station outside of Yosemite. I've actually partook in sushi feasts in Indian Creek in years since then.

My best find was a Raymond Weil watch this spring, valued...
09-27-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By rosefarts

Not quite the same era unfortunately. Jersey is a...

Not quite the same era unfortunately. Jersey is a Voler, just like my team put our logo on in college. It's got some mention of Spectrum Titanium also, so early 2000s. I was still super stoked to...
09-27-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By rosefarts

I've been a huge fan of the artistry behind steel...

I've been a huge fan of the artistry behind steel bikes for years. Love stuff like this.

Got my first real (not cheap) steel bike a few years ago. Now I've got 4 (if you count my wife's, which I...
09-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 6,976
Posted By rosefarts

You gotta look at the denigration. Bent was...

You gotta look at the denigration.

Bent was getting denigrated for denigrating other riders for riding bikes, not trikes.

Nobody cares what he rides, just as long as he doesn't profess it to...
09-25-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,060
Posted By rosefarts

A bigger concern for pro's than me. Correct but...

A bigger concern for pro's than me. Correct but not too consequential for downhill coasting.
09-25-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,060
Posted By rosefarts

Not cheap but I would consider this if I got a...

Not cheap but I would consider this if I got a new bike.

-i prefer Ergo above all other options. I have barend shifters on my current gravel bike but this is awesome.
-i ride 40 x 11-42....
09-24-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By rosefarts

I had a pair come apart and took them to the...

I had a pair come apart and took them to the local cobbler. For $5 he glued them, looked like Barge Cement to me. It held up for one ride.

I went nuclear on them, a vinyl/leather/plastic flexible...
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By rosefarts

I've got an Ideale Record Type 80 in nearly...

I've got an Ideale Record Type 80 in nearly perfect shape. French, tensioned, way more vintage looking than yours.

Make me a fair offer and it's yours.
09-23-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By rosefarts

Yes. I only have one bike with hydro's but...

Yes.

I only have one bike with hydro's but I've heard this for years.

I'm sure some brands are more affected than others but you're on the right track.

I use the same upside-down hooks but...
09-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By rosefarts

Knee bummer

A confluence of particularly good circumstances with a big clunky monkey wrench thrown in for this upcoming weekend.

My wife is having a girls trip into the mountains. Mother in law has both...
09-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By rosefarts

My first was a mixture of DA and Ultegra for 9...

My first was a mixture of DA and Ultegra for 9 speed. I later got a bike with full 10 speed DA. I still think my Campy Chorus 10 speed is smoother.

I actually really like my 6 speed group.
...
09-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By rosefarts

Clearly 4 or more cm too large. I'd have gotten...

Clearly 4 or more cm too large. I'd have gotten it anyway.

Well done.
09-21-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,362
Posted By rosefarts

I've gotten several things from them. Always been...

I've gotten several things from them. Always been totally satisfied with prices and speed considering where it's shipped from.

I did order a plastic frame pump peg from an eBay store a month and a...
09-21-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By rosefarts

Is Bob Roll the John Long of cycling or is John...

Is Bob Roll the John Long of cycling or is John Long the Bob Roll of climbing?

I'd love to get those two together with an open bar tab.
09-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 681
Posted By rosefarts

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost....

I have a super long black Bontrager SSR seatpost. Two bolt clamp.

Postage and it's yours.

Confirmed to fit an Ironman.

Since you are a little shy on workshop, give me a length estimate and...
09-20-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By rosefarts

My wife is and inch or two shorter than your...

My wife is and inch or two shorter than your daughter.

The bike you are describing is not a true 42. It's some sort of compact geometry and is most likely rides like a 50cm or so.

This is...
09-20-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 681
Posted By rosefarts

Interesting. There are totally signatures here. I...

Interesting. There are totally signatures here. I just always use my phone, and they aren't included on the mobile site.
09-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By rosefarts

I figured as much was available somewhere. ...

I figured as much was available somewhere.

3M sticky spray would have been my choice under the tape.

I've been wanting to teach myself how to do the fancy diamond wrap, mosaic or whatever it's...
09-20-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 681
Posted By rosefarts

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do...

It's really too bad this forum doesn't do signatures. This is brilliant!
09-20-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,996
Posted By rosefarts

Probably thought steel meant indestructible. ...

Probably thought steel meant indestructible.

​​​​​​On aluminum and carbon fiber, damage is fairly easy to do, so they have a protocol for it. On steel, they probably think everything is a 1993...
09-20-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,996
Posted By rosefarts

No question to me that those dents were caused by...

No question to me that those dents were caused by clamping pressure. From a stand most likely. Possibly a car rack or some storage device but I've never seen one like that.

Bring it back and line...
09-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 681
Posted By rosefarts

Fwiw, a 27.2 fits fine in my wife's Centurion...

Fwiw, a 27.2 fits fine in my wife's Centurion Ironman.

When I got it, the post was frozen into the frame. I got it out with some help of a bench vise. After that, I loosely wrapped some 120grit...
09-20-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By rosefarts

Road, mountain, gravel, and vintage. I...

Road, mountain, gravel, and vintage.

I don't want a tt bike these days. Not fast enough to justify one.

I do want more mountain bikes to mess around with. High end vintage (anodized every...
09-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By rosefarts

Lots of stuff just a little better than I could...

Lots of stuff just a little better than I could piece together myself at the hardware store. Pretty much the same price as diy, I'll definitely keep this vendor in mind.
09-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By rosefarts

I don't have much to go on. Looks like shellacked...

I don't have much to go on. Looks like shellacked bar tape. Barend shifters. Kinda cool paint, similar to my Spectrum. She's asking $150, which actually feels like a lot for something I don't need,...
09-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,228
Posted By rosefarts

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire...

I used to be a pedi-cab driver, so entire bachelorette party, drunk dudes, homeless guy, state senator, strippers, etc.

As a kid, I'd ride, clubs and all to golf course. I did that kinda a lot....
09-19-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By rosefarts

Gerber bikes?

I may have a chance to get one, cheap.

Barend shifters. Looks great from the single pic. Early 80s if I had to guess. Looks kinda cool.

Is it worth the space in my (rather small) garage?
09-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 977
Posted By rosefarts

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other....

Nine of my bikes are compatible with each other. If my gravel and road bikes could switch wheels, that'd be great. In practice though, it's never been an issue.

I wouldn't get two bikes that are...
09-14-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By rosefarts

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same...

Funny, I also have a Silca from around the same time, custom painted for the bike it came with. I weighs half what the Zefal does and works better. Due to the friggin Tom Kellogg paint job on it, I...
09-14-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,994
Posted By rosefarts

When gravel biking started looking interesting to...

When gravel biking started looking interesting to me, I got Schwalbe Pro One's in 28. On Stan's Alpha 340s, they measure 30. If anyone is paying attention, nothing about that setup is gravel. It's...
09-14-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By rosefarts

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically...

I ride an old Voodoo Wazoo that's basically gravel before it was a thing. It's not appreciably different than a modern canti and QR gravel bike.

My experience and gut tell me to tell you to get...
09-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By rosefarts

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems...

Duuude! You can't ask about shifting problems without first replacing the 20 year old housing.

On the new stuff, check that it has no sharp bends and the plastic liner isn't all smooshed.
09-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By rosefarts

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on...

Yep. So is it unchanged? Does the new kit work on a 1987 model? I don't think a new one would push more air. It's only the head I'm worried about. $11 vs $42
09-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,465
Posted By rosefarts

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run...

I use 12-30 on a compact and have certainly run out of gears on the super steep stuff. If your derailleur can swing 11-36 or 40, you still might not be spinning but it'd be a lot better.
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