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07-27-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By aggiegrads

worst case? Death. There is a reason that you...

worst case? Death. There is a reason that you donít see one-bolt stems on the market.

I play fast and loose with drivetrain specs (low consequence), I mix and match brakes and levers across...
07-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By aggiegrads

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double...

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double check routes, because they are the easiest for users to edit. Better yet, join OSM and mark those bad connectors so others don’t end up in the same...
07-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15,825
Views: 1,630,966
Posted By aggiegrads

Looks like "Recreational Corridor".

Looks like "Recreational Corridor".
07-12-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By aggiegrads

This is excellent advice if you want to fix the...

This is excellent advice if you want to fix the bike on your own. The folks here on this forum are willing to help, but you will likely need to take some high quality photos (which you also need...
07-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By aggiegrads

When you say the rear shifter, do you mean the...

When you say the rear shifter, do you mean the rear rear derailleur or the rear shifter mounted on the handlebars? The rear derailleur difference does not matter. What does usually matter is the rear...
07-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By aggiegrads

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim. ...

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim.

You cannot put rim brakes on the Brand-x frame you are getting though. That requires discs.
07-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

If you have a way to measure the chain, that...

If you have a way to measure the chain, that would be the best path forward. If you have a set of calipers, the measurement over the pins should be 7.0mm or less.

If you don't have a set of...
07-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

Looking at KMC chains, most that are marked "Z"...

Looking at KMC chains, most that are marked "Z" are 6, 7, and 8 speed chains. Most of the 8-speed chains are marked "narrow" on the links.

My guess is that you have a 7 speed chain on your bike.
07-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By aggiegrads

I am a tool nerd of epic proportions, and I have...

I am a tool nerd of epic proportions, and I have both. It looks like many of the opinions are from people who only have or used one or the other. The 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) DOES have an opening...
07-01-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By aggiegrads

I posted this a while back in another tool...

I posted this a while back in another tool thread. One thing that the OP hasn’t really given much information on is their budget. How many tools needed depends on the variety of bikes that need...
06-29-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By aggiegrads

Safer to replace tube. I don't even try to patch...

Safer to replace tube. I don't even try to patch there.
06-28-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By aggiegrads

I ride the FSA Omega on my road bikes, and I find...

I ride the FSA Omega on my road bikes, and I find Salsa cowbells to have very similar geometry plus some flare.

You can try the Salsa Aluminum for $50, then invest in carbon if you are happy with...
06-13-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By aggiegrads

Awesome. Did you measure and select a good combo...

Awesome. Did you measure and select a good combo or did you just get lucky?

Were you able to achieve without a half-link? If so, you were extra-lucky.
06-13-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,608
Posted By aggiegrads

You would be surprised how much people misjudge...

You would be surprised how much people misjudge weight. I work in a factory where the workers are not supposed to lift anything less than 25 pounds by themselves, and Anything over fifty pounds...
06-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By aggiegrads

Mini-Vs are also an option. You should be good...

Mini-Vs are also an option. You should be good with anything 90mm or less, but you will have very little pad clearance.

With shorter-arm Mini-Vs, short pull road brake levers will work well.
06-12-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By aggiegrads

First: Tires. Treat yourself to some premium...

First: Tires. Treat yourself to some premium rubber. By far the easiest and cheapest upgrade that you can do to almost any bike.
Next: Wheels. Nice hubs, light rims and triple-butted spokes will...
06-11-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By aggiegrads

I measured the chain stay width at the tips of...

I measured the chain stay width at the tips of 175mm cranks on both my San Jose and my All-City Nature Boy. Both have approximately the same width, so the Shimano CX-50 that I have on my All-City...
06-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By aggiegrads

The offset clamp is an essential part of the...

The offset clamp is an essential part of the design of the EVT clamp. It allows much easier rotation of the bike because the center of mass of the BIKE is closer to the mounting cylinder.

If...
06-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By aggiegrads

Not common. Incorrect assembly. The lever...

Not common. Incorrect assembly.

The lever is a cam lever, not a wing-nut. Did you purchase the bike at a bike shop or another retailer?
06-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By aggiegrads

Use these, switch to Presta, and don't look back....

Use these, switch to Presta, and don't look back.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7716&category=1777
...
06-06-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By aggiegrads

Pushing the spoke lets the plunger fall to the...

Pushing the spoke lets the plunger fall to the locknut. It makes it a one-handed tool.
06-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By aggiegrads

You should have no problem using a chain that is...

You should have no problem using a chain that is narrower by one speed in pretty much any application. For example - ten speed chain on a nine speed, 9 speed on an 8 speed, etc.

It is going wider...
06-06-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By aggiegrads

Generally a gravel bike will have higher bars...

Generally a gravel bike will have higher bars than a road bike, but use whatever is comfortable for you. If you have a little bit of extra steering tube, then you can experiment with different...
06-05-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By aggiegrads

Most likely the warning is there because of...

Most likely the warning is there because of carbon black. Carbon black is carcinogenic in particles of respirable size. It is also in nearly every plastic or rubber compound that is colored black...
06-05-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By aggiegrads

If you want to get the ends of the cable tie...

If you want to get the ends of the cable tie flush, use a fingernail clipper to trim the ends. It makes a nice touch.
05-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 38,023
Posted By aggiegrads

No need to apologize; that bike looks great!

No need to apologize; that bike looks great!
05-22-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By aggiegrads

Ha! I also just got a San Jose this week. A...

Ha! I also just got a San Jose this week. A previous owner squeezed a 120mm OLD hub in there, so I got a couple of spacers to make the hub 130mm. Where I put the spacers is open for debate, because I...
05-20-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By aggiegrads

Depends on anatomy, but I prefer very slightly...

Depends on anatomy, but I prefer very slightly nose up. That has also been the advice of two different fitters, including a PT.
05-19-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By aggiegrads

RideWithGPS is by far the best route planning...

RideWithGPS is by far the best route planning software I have found. I have had a paid subscription for so long that I donít know what route planning is free and what is included, but I can download...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By aggiegrads

I think that he meant 97.XįF, not 77

I think that he meant 97.XįF, not 77
05-12-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By aggiegrads

It may be. Dura Ace often was a compatibility...

It may be. Dura Ace often was a compatibility exception. If I decide to mix and match components, I stay away from older Dura Ace. It may work, but I am not the expert.
05-10-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By aggiegrads

I got addicted to bit ratchets. I have the Wera,...

I got addicted to bit ratchets. I have the Wera, Wiha, Felo, and Sunex. The Sunex is by far the cheapest, and as far as I can tell, nearly as good quality as the others. Search Sunex bit ratchet on...
05-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By aggiegrads

I thing that rule was more about saving tires on...

I thing that rule was more about saving tires on a fixed gear - your would only have two contact patches on a 40:20 setup if you do skid stops. I donít worry at all for drivetrain wear. Even if it...
05-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By aggiegrads

2:1 is about what most people ride. Because you...

2:1 is about what most people ride. Because you are in Washington, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that there is no such thing as a flat course.

I am a spinner, so I don’t even mind...
05-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By aggiegrads

Easy, cheap answer: Unlock the triple on the Soma...

Easy, cheap answer: Unlock the triple on the Soma to allow use of the granny ring, change the tire to 38’s or 40s if they will fit and go ride.

Next best: put on a wider range cassette and get a...
05-09-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are serious about fenders and adventure...

If you are serious about fenders and adventure riding, the OMTM group based in Portland, Oregon have tons of experience adventure riding in wet weather. Seriously, these guys ride A LOT, all year...
05-08-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By aggiegrads

Your other option is to get Jagwire pads and...

Your other option is to get Jagwire pads and replace the inserts with Kool Stops.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=63760&category=36
05-02-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By aggiegrads

Only in “cyclocross” style - Shorter than the...

Only in “cyclocross” style - Shorter than the Mountain version.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31464
04-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By aggiegrads

So you donít have a local shop to support. You...

So you donít have a local shop to support. You either live in the boonies, or your local shop closed because everyone was shopping on the internet to save 15%.

The OP actually has a local shop...
04-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By aggiegrads

Now is the time to be supporting your local shop....

Now is the time to be supporting your local shop. If you want to be able to show them your bike in six months and ask them questions, they need to be in business.
04-26-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By aggiegrads

Or you can get travel agents that will convert...

Or you can get travel agents that will convert the pull ratio from the levers that you have to be appropriate for long-arm v brakes.

Mini-V brakes also work with short pull levers, and they are...
04-23-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By aggiegrads

How did you arrive at this number? If you worked...

How did you arrive at this number? If you worked with a fitter, then all should be good. If you are extremely short, have unusual proportions, or have flexibility or adaptive problems, then you may...
04-15-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By aggiegrads

Ah, I understand your question now. No - all...

Ah, I understand your question now. No - all pedals are removable. I am certain that no pedal was ever permanently fixed on the crank arm by design. Especially one with wrench flats.
04-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By aggiegrads

I do it. Sometimes it makes the cables rattle...

I do it. Sometimes it makes the cables rattle less, and also helps eliminate flex in the cables.

It is doubtful that anyone else would notice. If you want the pro solution, try these:...
03-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By aggiegrads

I will second the suggestion to raid the...

I will second the suggestion to raid the "take-off" bin at your local shop. Try lots of different shapes - wide/narrow back, triangular/narrow nose, short nose, cut-out, curved top, etc. and you...
01-22-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,312
Posted By aggiegrads

+1 for the blue ones that say Schwalbe on the...

+1 for the blue ones that say Schwalbe on the side.
12-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,868
Posted By aggiegrads

I canít explain how much I love my 7Ē Knipex...

I canít explain how much I love my 7Ē Knipex Pliers-wrench. I never use adjustable wrenches anymore. They are big enough for threaded headsets, crank lock rings, spline tools, and suspension fork...
09-15-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By aggiegrads

There are two different ones made by Park Tool....

There are two different ones made by Park Tool. One has a hole, one has a rod for a qr hub. There might even be one for 12mm thru, but the one with the hole is universal.
08-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By aggiegrads

I vote for bead not seated all the way around.

I vote for bead not seated all the way around.
08-06-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,522
Posted By aggiegrads

The other possibility is to tighten the toothed...

The other possibility is to tighten the toothed locknut onto the top cone. The upper nut would be non-functional, but it should still hold adjustment as long as the threads are not damaged.
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