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04-07-21, 07:25 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Spring

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04-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By DorkDisk

FYI, centerlock utilizes the same tool as for a...

FYI, centerlock utilizes the same tool as for a square taper BB or cassette lockring. However, if your tool is very old, you may need a newer model.

As for straight cable disks, they are still...
04-05-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By DorkDisk

So this is a new custom frame? It was based on a...

So this is a new custom frame? It was based on a frame you already had and had never been built up? Or am I reading this wrong?

Chorus 12 sp BB and crank should slap right on.

Maybe the new...
04-03-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By DorkDisk

It seems like most of these rotors are 6 bolt. If...

It seems like most of these rotors are 6 bolt. If OP has centerlock hubs, an adaptor should be priced in as well. If this build is to include new hubs, centerlock is so much nicer IMO.
04-03-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 480,619
Posted By DorkDisk

My first Trek

After over 30 years of riding, I finally broke down and bought me a Trek 750 frame which I built into an all-rounder.
...
04-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By DorkDisk

The wolftooth Tanpan...

The wolftooth Tanpan (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan) will allow MTB derailleurs to be used with road shifters, the 10sp version allows up to 42t cogs.
...
04-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,198
Posted By DorkDisk

99 f1000

with newly serviced Headshok


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04-01-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,114
Posted By DorkDisk

Contact points of bike and rider: bars, tape,...

Contact points of bike and rider: bars, tape, pedals, saddle
Contact points of bike and terrain: tires
Fit

After that, the best component to swap out is wheels on OEM bikes.
04-01-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By DorkDisk

Carbon can make great bars but is easily...

Carbon can make great bars but is easily crushable with neglect, so one needs to take a few precautions:

1/ Make sure your stem is crabon compatible. Not all are.
2/ Use a torque wrench for...
03-31-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By DorkDisk

Time for a new bike

Time for a new bike
03-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a...

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a 99 F1000 with Headshok Fatty SL. I just had the Headshok serviced; re-installing it required some home-made tooling this time around, the first...
03-29-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,737
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less is the best way to lose weight,...

Eating less is the best way to lose weight, exercise adds definition to muscle and helps you look better.
03-28-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 269,595
Posted By DorkDisk

Its an older, discontinued K-edge...

Its an older, discontinued K-edge (https://k-edge.com/).
03-28-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 269,595
Posted By DorkDisk

Spring in Manhattan

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03-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

Thread got merged with the "cyclocross" bike...

Thread got merged with the "cyclocross" bike thread after non CX bikes were posted there.
03-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By DorkDisk

If OP can get a high res pic, he can try to scan...

If OP can get a high res pic, he can try to scan the UPC code on the wheel disc and see what comes up.
03-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti...

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti quill bolt and a swap from XT to Ultegra front derailleur.
...
03-25-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By DorkDisk

Are those really Shimano levers? They don't look...

Are those really Shimano levers? They don't look like it to me.
03-25-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By DorkDisk

He's probably thinking of CX, not GRX?

He's probably thinking of CX, not GRX?
03-23-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 462,951
Posted By DorkDisk

That's right, measure from the centerline of the...

That's right, measure from the centerline of the rails to the top of the frame (not the collar)
03-23-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 462,951
Posted By DorkDisk

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost...

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost collar) and add 3" for minimum insert; this is the minimum length of seatpost you need. For flexibility one can add 1/2"-1" for saddle height...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 11,520,184
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I...

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I would re-label them "38"
03-22-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By DorkDisk

This. Sora R3K uses the newer cable pull; I got...

This. Sora R3K uses the newer cable pull; I got mine working with Ultegra 6700 (10sp) but not with legacy 9sp.
03-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By DorkDisk

Oddly Sora 3500 is older than Sora R3000. From my...

Oddly Sora 3500 is older than Sora R3000. From my observation, R3000 uses the newer longer cable pull for the double front. I'm running R3000 shifters with a Ultegra 6700 (10 speed) front.
03-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By DorkDisk

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur...

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur with the shifter. Matching curvature is nice but not necessary. I currently have a 38/28 crank with a ultegra 6700 unit working fine with indexing....
03-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,054
Posted By DorkDisk

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x667/img_9424_db03510d94ac06a3bc61cff8502220a9633f1210.png
Same bridge, different bike
03-17-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 190,787
Posted By DorkDisk

Ti quill bolt...

Ti quill bolt (https://www.ticycles.com/store-all/stem-quill-draw-bolt-titanium), and Al wedge. Turned out I didn't need the wedge, the standard Nitto one is nicer.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 11,520,184
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12...

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?category=813), 90deg, 70mm. I matched the setup on my CX bike useing bikegeocalc...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 11,520,184
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Trek 750

I've been riding this lately to and from work.


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03-16-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,022
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of...

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of black and silver, so some mixing is ok IMO. Don't forget to treat the inside of the frame for rust, as this is pretty thin steel. These can be fairly...
03-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By DorkDisk

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000...

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000 with Fatty SL with 1x9 using an SLX crankset. Mendon fixed up my fork as well. These bikes are fun. I like your color better.
...
03-15-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By DorkDisk

Larger wheels (38mm gravel vs 25mm road) do...

Larger wheels (38mm gravel vs 25mm road) do change the gearing a bit, so "lower" is not a bad idea, and the more offroad one does, the lower gearing one needs. My latest gravel build uses a 28/38...
03-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By DorkDisk

Are you running R3000 sora shifters? And your...

Are you running R3000 sora shifters? And your front derailleur is a R3000 double? The easiest solution would be to run a R3000 triple front derailleur.

R3000 is 9sp but I suspect that the front...
03-13-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By DorkDisk

Neat idea. Steel guys call this material #8...

Neat idea. Steel guys call this material #8 (mirror finish) stainless steel
03-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,022
Posted By DorkDisk

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very...

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very nice. They also had really crappy paint jobs.
...
03-07-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By DorkDisk

I have two lady's saddles in service. One is on a...

I have two lady's saddles in service. One is on a pink bike. I am still alive and my wife is still married to me.
...
03-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By DorkDisk

That looks like a frame-up build; there is an...

That looks like a frame-up build; there is an ebay seller that sells/sold a bunch of ex-warranty Marin frames, that could be the source of this frame. There are two potential issues I can see with...
03-06-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,036
Posted By DorkDisk

Another year together.

This is the bike I've had in possession the longest, since 1994. Thanks for the sweet ride.

...
03-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,693
Posted By DorkDisk

Your ballparks are way off. Steel bikes are not...

Your ballparks are way off. Steel bikes are not in the 40 lb ballpark either, far from it. No, the markups are not that high either.
03-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,036
Posted By DorkDisk

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.
03-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, its a Nitto UI-12...

Thanks, its a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?page=3&category=983). this rig has a 1" headset.

Wives deserve nice bikes, that's the way I...
03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,036
Posted By DorkDisk

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500. ...

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500.

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03-04-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,230
Posted By DorkDisk

My main beef now is the amount of straight up...

My main beef now is the amount of straight up motorcycles on the bridge bike paths. Bike lanes are now "not car" lanes. Also good for parking your car. More Magic Paint is needed here.
03-03-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

After another day of commuting, it seems like the...

After another day of commuting, it seems like the pads took a bit to wear in. It doesn't help that I've been wearing 2 layers of gloves this whole time. Braking is good.
03-03-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

So, Sora R3000 ...

So, Sora R3000 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/sora-r3000/ST-R3000-L.html)levers with TRP 8.4 mini V's (https://trpcycling.com/product/cx-8-4/). I was expecting a lot more bite to...
03-02-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 3,487,011
Posted By DorkDisk

Thank you both, its a nice bike and I'm digging...

Thank you both, its a nice bike and I'm digging it so far.

I guess I'm not used to a touring based framed, as I find the rear a bit harsh, even compared to my Tange 2 road bike with 28mm tires....
03-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,693
Posted By DorkDisk

Having worked in shops, I agree with you.

Having worked in shops, I agree with you.
03-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,693
Posted By DorkDisk

Who is selling a 40lb steel gravel bike at over...

Who is selling a 40lb steel gravel bike at over 1K that used to sell for 300? I'm curious. Those are some wild numbers there.
03-01-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By DorkDisk

That'd be the medium cage

That'd be the medium cage
03-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By DorkDisk

That derailleur looks like it has a short cage,...

That derailleur looks like it has a short cage, which was uncommon for that model. If it were replaced, maybe the spring tension wasn't set properly.

FWIW, here is my M737 in small/small; your...
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