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09-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

Is Schaefer cheap TX beer that I don't know...

Is Schaefer cheap TX beer that I don't know about? here it's Rainier or Olympia (it's the water!)

And totally makes sense, it's very difficult to make money at cycling.
09-09-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

So is waving at other cyclists a controversial...

So is waving at other cyclists a controversial thing? like chain lube? I never knew!
09-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

....yet.

....yet.
09-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

You win at BF BINGO

You win at BF BINGO
09-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

I didn't know exactly how this would happen, but...

I didn't know exactly how this would happen, but I KNEW this would morph in to a wax vs oil, chain lube thread!
09-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

AlmostTrick Yes! Exactly

AlmostTrick Yes! Exactly
09-09-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,416
Posted By davei1980

If making Cup o'Noodles was a bike forums thread:

[newuserbikeguy] Hey guys, new to the forum! Just making some cup o'noodles and heard conflicting reports, should you fill the styrofoam cup ALL the way to the fill line with hot water? That seems...
09-08-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By davei1980

That is a really good point. This was back in May...

That is a really good point. This was back in May and, at that time, Shimano was only supplyng certain parts to manufacturers. You couldn't get the brakes I wanted, not online, not anywhere.
...
09-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

I am really sorry about your little brother. ...

I am really sorry about your little brother.

Talk to people in LA, they consider San Luis Obisbo and Bakersfield to be northern cal.

I had a similar experience moving to Seattle and hearing...
09-08-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Feather river? And that's awesome! Would love to...

Feather river? And that's awesome! Would love to ride Mt. Tam. Maybe will bring my bike next time I am visiting my client in Patterson. So much history!
09-07-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By davei1980

Things are definitely weird right now. I planned...

Things are definitely weird right now. I planned to upgrade my bike to hydraulic disc brakes, I picked out some entry level Shimano brakes and waited. And waited. My LBS called me and said they can't...
09-07-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Spokane, West Valley area, but I have clients in...

Spokane, West Valley area, but I have clients in Reno, Fall River Mills, Quincy, Patterson, Delano (not Norcal), Bishop (not really anything), and Garberville, so I am in Northern California A LOT
09-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Thanks man - I ordered a new chain (the one...

Thanks man - I ordered a new chain (the one pictured has been re-riveted, which is not my thing), I think I'll go 1 link longer and call it good. If I decide to get a 11-40t cassette down the road,...
09-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Hi - Great question; I can snap a pic if you want...

Hi - Great question; I can snap a pic if you want but I have this one on the "larger" end of the cassette.

To answer your question, it looks really good, pretty far from being 'horizontal' if that...
09-06-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Update II

Here it is after adding the proper number of links back (or linksets, since this is not 1/2 link chain 😉)

When my new chain comes I may cut it even longer by a link or 2...
09-05-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

oh no! And yes, they are sometimes...

oh no! And yes, they are sometimes counterproductive. But if my dad didnít allow me to pal around with him in the garage, I would be a pretty useless adult.

I feel bad too. I have been working...
09-05-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

correct you are! however, RadomBikeParts.com...

correct you are!

however, RadomBikeParts.com has 9 speed
FSA brand chains for less than $9 with discount code. Delivered.

Now if it were my $40 12 speed chain, thatís a different story but...
09-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

I actually didnít know that. I have always used...

I actually didnít know that. I have always used the large/large plus 2 method.....
09-05-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

bill- I mean I SUBTRACTED 2 links instead of...

bill- I mean I SUBTRACTED 2 links instead of adding them, so I came out with a chain which is much to short.

thanks, I know, my plan is to re-rivet, check for correct length, and order a new 9...
09-05-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

check out my update. I went backward. I am an...

check out my update. I went backward. I am an idiot. Thanks for the feedback.
09-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Update

Guys I am sorry I am a moron. I just realized I counted backward. I should be able to add back 4 links and be ok.

i have set up several drivetrains and thought I was going nuts.

my daughter was...
09-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

no, wonít shift to the big cog. 1x9 setup. ...

no, wonít shift to the big cog. 1x9 setup.

i sized by wrapping the chain around the big cog and adding 2.5 links. Gonna add back some links until it looks right, then order a new chain so I donít...
09-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

i am sorry will include next time!!

i am sorry will include next time!!
09-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

24 tooth difference (12-36t, 9 speed, not too...

24 tooth difference (12-36t, 9 speed, not too radical at all) max wrap capacity for RD M592 is 45, well within specs
09-05-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 575
Posted By davei1980

Big/Big +2 full links exception?

This is what my derailleur looks like on my 1x9 drivetrain after sizing the chain using the big/big +2 full links.

I actually went 2.5 links to account for the quick link.

The derailleur...
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Views: 256
Posted By davei1980

thanks- is this frame made in the US?

thanks- is this frame made in the US?
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Views: 256
Posted By davei1980

I have no idea. He was given the bike. you...

I have no idea. He was given the bike.

you are absolutely correct, I told him to hastily shoot me the year so I can get the thread up right away
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By davei1980

Trek 560, Tange(?), 105

My brother in law has this Trek 560 from mid 80s/Early 90s??

Looking for a fair value if you guys can help, all the info is in the pics. I have seen this bike up close and it's free of rust and...
09-04-20, 02:39 PM
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Views: 158,254
Posted By davei1980

Full Hydro Brakes and Dropper Post

:giver:

Time to get rad!
09-04-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By davei1980

+1 on the small frame/hi saddle ^

+1 on the small frame/hi saddle ^
09-04-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By davei1980

If it feels too low, it's too low. That said, as...

If it feels too low, it's too low. That said, as you ride more and your body gets stronger some discomfort will go away naturally.

Get your saddle height set first (that's a pretty standard...
09-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,698
Posted By davei1980

They make a lot of really awesome tires...

They make a lot of really awesome tires (Ultradymamico, Panaracer, WTB) in that size; I would love to try it too on my road/gravel/cruiser/klunker pictured here. I can just barely squeeze 700x38s on...
09-03-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,698
Posted By davei1980

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing ...

Yeah no no no no - big caveat - not for racing

When you get in to racing things like comfort become less important and things like aero become way more important so yeah, I think we can both say...
09-03-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,698
Posted By davei1980

I want to build a bike around that exact tire.

I want to build a bike around that exact tire.
09-03-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,698
Posted By davei1980

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is...

3" - Don't listen to folks who say wider is slower on gravel, all those vibrations transferring to your body from narrow tires will wear you out way more quickly than the power it takes to kick over...
09-03-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By davei1980

Let me know if you need help. I have glued...

Let me know if you need help. I have glued exactly 1 set of tubulars and it went well :-)
09-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By davei1980

Hey - I am late to this party but just want to...

Hey - I am late to this party but just want to give you props, all bodies are cycling bodies and it's great to get out, no matter what your measurements. I am not a huge Surly fan but their...
09-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By davei1980

I would keep your cassette or get a 11-40 or...

I would keep your cassette or get a 11-40 or 11-36 if research shows that your R/DR will reach a cog that large and try your idea of using a triples crankset to achieve "Alpine Gearing" (read Sheldon...
09-01-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By davei1980

Been riding on worn out DMR V6 $20 plastic...

Been riding on worn out DMR V6 $20 plastic pedals, I think the risk of injury is worse on those!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,837
Posted By davei1980

campy purists eat their young.

campy purists eat their young.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,837
Posted By davei1980

campy purists eat their young.

campy purists eat their young.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,837
Posted By davei1980

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate...

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate well with one another; however, 105 and Ultegra share the same articulation/cable pull engineering so you're not just good you're great! I once...
08-28-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By davei1980

Do it if you can ascertain the rims you're using...

Do it if you can ascertain the rims you're using are 'tubeless ready'

There are some characteristics of tubeless rims vs non you'll want, like a little different and beefier bead hook. Do a...
08-28-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By davei1980

Shimano Saint Pedals - LAST MINUTE ADVICE

Hi guys - I am about to pull the trigger on a set of Saint pedals (PD828 or something like that) ... anything I should know first?

I have been banging around on a cheap set of nylon composite...
08-28-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By davei1980

Glad it worked! It's not a complicated thing once...

Glad it worked! It's not a complicated thing once you wrap your mind around it. People are all over the board with this too, with some swearing off tubeless for life due to the headache, but it's...
08-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By davei1980

Correct but no shame in my game! Or the...

Correct but no shame in my game! Or the individual pictured (unsure of the pronouns preferred by the subject of the photo)
08-27-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By davei1980

I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a pair...

I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a pair on FB Marketplace when I found a set of Canari shorts for men in my size for $20 so I bought a set of those. I only have 1 set of Castelli bibs and...
08-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By davei1980

The little roadside inflators will not work but...

The little roadside inflators will not work but the small roofing compressors you mention will have more than enough. Roadside inflators are really just pumps, not compressors. You need one with an...
08-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By davei1980

Good question, no, I do not and that wasn't me...

Good question, no, I do not and that wasn't me you quoted :-)

The only thing I like to wear that's Lycra is bibs/shorts. I usually wear some sort of dri-fit material tee in hot weather (like the...
08-26-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By davei1980

So big thanks to everyone who replied - my wife...

So big thanks to everyone who replied - my wife doesn't cycle so I have not comparison to draw from.

Thanks for keeping the convo performance/fit oriented too! I never want to take corporations at...
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