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10-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By RockiesDad

Just wondering if you can add spacers/shims to CL...

Just wondering if you can add spacers/shims to CL so that you can swap wheel sets without adjusting your brake calipers? I have and use 6 bolt shims to match wheel set spacing of rotors.
10-03-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By RockiesDad

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared...

I'm 62 and feel that I'm in great shape compared to years gone by. Biking, swimming, hiking and yoga does all add up to better health. My motto is "if you stop, you're dead"... Gotta keep moving...
09-28-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By RockiesDad

This is an interesting thought. Here is a pic but...

This is an interesting thought. Here is a pic but not sure what a fresh one looks like. Mine appears to have a bulge but not a very big one.

I tried adjusting everything and it sort of works but...
09-27-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By RockiesDad

Chain ring wear

Is this chain ring worn out? Right now I am still having issue getting into the big chain ring when switching gears and was wondering if this is my issue.
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09-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By RockiesDad

Wow, I'm at 940 miles now but I started in...

Wow, I'm at 940 miles now but I started in January... Its great to have a goal plus the time to do it.
09-20-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By RockiesDad

I currently have the Apex 2x10sp also and was...

I currently have the Apex 2x10sp also and was thinking of doing the same as you. I was looking into new Shimano 105 7000 it would run around $500 or so which includes a new crank.

But then again a...
09-17-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By RockiesDad

Might need slight adjustments on the RD or you...

Might need slight adjustments on the RD or you can use a thin spacer when mounting a cassettes to match each other.

There are thin shims you can use to match rotor locations. I used two shims on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By RockiesDad

Congrats! Making it as a small business owner is...

Congrats! Making it as a small business owner is no small feat these days. Kudos to you! Wishing you the best for the next 10 years...

Bulletproof rims so far..
...
09-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By RockiesDad

I feel better that I am not the only one with...

I feel better that I am not the only one with this issue...

I finally think I found the right combination to deal with this problem. I'm not a 100% satisfied but at least I got it to work okay...
09-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By RockiesDad

Ooooh, a hint... Can you define "angle of the...

Ooooh, a hint... Can you define "angle of the derailleur"? Can it bent back into shape or something? Maybe best to get a new FD??? Yeah, mine is inconsistent also but fails most of the time. Will...
09-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By RockiesDad

Weird SRAM front derailler problem

Started this thread in the mechanics forum but not many answers there. Will post here for more eyes to see...

I have the Apex 2x10 components and the front derailler is giving me issues. It shift...
09-11-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By RockiesDad

Weird SRAM front derailler problem

I have the Apex 2x10 components and the front derailler is giving me issues. It shift okay, not the best, going from the small to large ring while on the repair stand but once I take it out on the...
08-30-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By RockiesDad

Ride it like a mountain bike...

I've been practicing some of these skills on easy single track trails. Fun as heck...

https://gravelcyclist.com/videos/hints-tips-mountain-bike-skills-for-gravel-cyclocross-by-andre-perrett/
07-17-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By RockiesDad

I have to confess that I do already have a CX...

I have to confess that I do already have a CX bike. Its CF Redline Conquest that I like very much. Right now I am riding on 25mm tires and its not too bad. I was getting a little greedy wanting a...
07-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By RockiesDad

Is there a category for a fat tired road bike?

Thinking about a N+1 recently and was looking around for a used road bike since I find myself riding roads more often than not. I do however get off the pavement on to hard packed gravel about 10% of...
07-12-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,246
Posted By RockiesDad

x2. Good excuse to get a new bike. It's not like...

x2. Good excuse to get a new bike. It's not like N+1 which is a bit harder to explain to your significant other but now its just a replacement for something that you rode to the ground and got your...
07-12-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By RockiesDad

Thanks DOS for your response! After >200 folks...

Thanks DOS for your response! After >200 folks who opened this thread you were the only one who not only gave your thoughts but actually tried going between both. Yeah!!!
07-09-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By RockiesDad

SRAM crankset question

Thinking about upgrading my crankset to a Force and sticking with SRAM due to having a PF30 BB. My question is currently I have the Apex 2x crankset 10sp and was wondering if an 11sp crankset will...
07-06-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By RockiesDad

Thoughts on generic disk brake pads

Looking for new road pads and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a brand or vendor who has pads that are pretty good? TRP, Shimano, KoolStop, SwissStop are the major players but was...
06-20-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By RockiesDad

They are great for the money. But I would...

They are great for the money. But I would consider them light to medium duty tires. I did get a flat once that was more of a cut than a puncture. I ran over some kind of metal strap and it left a...
06-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,769
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a set of these... ...

I have a set of these...

https://www.psimet.com/shop/gravel-and-adventure-wheels/disc-brake/28mm-aluminum-tubeless-clincher-disc-brake/

They are pretty solid for the money. They are about 1700...
06-10-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay I'll check the easy stuff first. Thanks...

Okay I'll check the easy stuff first. Thanks...
06-08-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By RockiesDad

starting to creak bottom bracket question

I have a carbon frame with PF30 bottom bracket with SRAM Apex 2x cranks and have started to notice that under heavy load (like peddling uphill standing up) that I can hear something creaking near the...
06-08-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,284
Posted By RockiesDad

My entry... For Sale...

My entry... For Sale...
04-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By RockiesDad

Front derailler shifting

I'm wondering if my front derailler is slightly out of adjustment or if something else needs needs to be replaced like cables. It is difficult to shift from the small ring 34T to big ring 46T when in...
04-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By RockiesDad

You'll feel it but soon after you will want more....

You'll feel it but soon after you will want more. I did this in steps starting with 36T/28T (front/rear) then to 34T/28T and ended up with 34T/34T. Now I am thinking about 34T/36T due to wanting just...
04-06-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By RockiesDad

Not sure if you can get a 32T unless your crank...

Not sure if you can get a 32T unless your crank can handle it. Most cranks max out at 34T for 110BDC.IIRC


Edit: Opps just read you have a 1X. My bad...
03-02-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,294
Posted By RockiesDad

I have Spyres with Apex levers and Jagwire...

I have Spyres with Apex levers and Jagwire housings on my CX. Love them. The original pads did wear out about 1500mi and now using the regular resin Shimano pads and its been working for me also. I...
02-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,031
Posted By RockiesDad

46/34 with 11-34 cassette here. Need a little bit...

46/34 with 11-34 cassette here. Need a little bit more, not quite enough...

Tempted to try 11-36 out in back but not sure if RD can handle it. SRAM Apex mid-cage rated at 32T max and i pushed it...
02-06-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By RockiesDad

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt... ...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

Well, had to walk back to the car as my prize. Get a quick link...
02-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a year earlier model that I recently...

I have a year earlier model that I recently acquired and refurbished. Its a very comfortable bike for an old guy like me. I think the carbon frame and upright riding position makes it so. It has the...
01-28-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,799
Posted By RockiesDad

Well for me I have a clear case. So if my ICE is...

Well for me I have a clear case. So if my ICE is tucked in there, just by picking up my phone and hopefully flipping it around a little will show my info. But then again not everyone has a clear...
01-27-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,799
Posted By RockiesDad

I like this idea the best and easiest to...

I like this idea the best and easiest to implement. Since most of us carry a cell phone, hopefully in a case, this would work very nicely even if your phone is dead.
01-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By RockiesDad

Explanation please... Is it just due to the oval...

Explanation please... Is it just due to the oval rings or is shifting a whole lot better too?
01-15-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,278
Posted By RockiesDad

Put some road tires on your gravel bike and have...

Put some road tires on your gravel bike and have a go at it. You'll be surprised how fast and comfortable it can be. 28mm is a good size for both road and easy gravel. No need for a new bike unless...
01-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,799
Posted By RockiesDad

I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the...

I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the other day. I did get one one for my poochie boy Rocky and now maybe I should get one for myself. It worked for him when he got lost and hopefully should...
01-14-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,799
Posted By RockiesDad

In case of emergency...

I usually ride by myself and once is awhile go off the beaten path. It occurred to me that if anything happened and then find myself unconscious, no one would know who I am or who to contact in case...
11-28-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay, seems there is no harm running the longer...

Okay, seems there is no harm running the longer chain all the time. I do have a medium cage derailler to pick up the slack so no worries there. Cool...
11-27-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By RockiesDad

Chain length question

I have two wheelsets. One with a 11-28T and the second with 11-34T cassette. I am currently using the 11-28T and was wondering if I need to shorten the chain when using this cassette. It works fine...
11-09-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By RockiesDad

Start shopping around. The summer season is over...

Start shopping around. The summer season is over so not a lot of bike are being sold now so you might be able to find a marked down bike somewhere...

Are you going to race CX? If yes, then get a...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By RockiesDad

Just to confuse you a bit more... My daughter has...

Just to confuse you a bit more... My daughter has a vintage Specialized Crossroads she got for about $100. It needed some work but overall a very nice riding bike. Might want to look for some of...
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By RockiesDad

Steel vintage Specialized Allez

Got this '86 or so steel Allez that I recently cleaned up and was thinking about getting rid of it. The components are okay but not all matching. I think I got about a $100 into it so far. It looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By RockiesDad

My rule of thumb FWIW is to always un-clip...

My rule of thumb FWIW is to always un-clip "before" you stop and make that a habit. Even if you don't make a complete stop just clip back in when you start moving again.

Mountain biking is...
08-15-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By RockiesDad

I agree with this. Start with your hands in the...

I agree with this. Start with your hands in the drops for the most comfortable hand position there. Next adjust where the briffers/brakes should go with your hands on the hoods. This is where I spend...
08-13-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By RockiesDad

These are for six hole rotor/hubs. Actually they...

These are for six hole rotor/hubs. Actually they are called shims...

https://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=757

If you got center lock hubs there might be a washer or something to use. Not...
08-10-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,771
Posted By RockiesDad

Show us your vintage or early carbon fiber bikes

Here is my early '90s carbon fiber bike with AL lugs and fork. I think they came out earlier but still had AL lugs vs all carbon frame. This particular Specialize has black carbon fiber but one of my...
08-10-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By RockiesDad

Keep your crank and just swap the inner chain...

Keep your crank and just swap the inner chain ring to a 34T. Pretty cheap and easy swap. The medium cage Rival RD can be pushed to 11-34T cassette. This is what I have with my cheap Apex and it works...
08-10-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By RockiesDad

I have two wheel sets for my one bike. One has...

I have two wheel sets for my one bike. One has 17mm inner width for 25c road tires and the other has 20mm inner width for 35c gravel tires. The trick I think is to use the correct spacers/shims for...
08-07-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,000
Posted By RockiesDad

My $0.02 is first determine what kind of riding...

My $0.02 is first determine what kind of riding you are going to do and how many miles etc. Then decide on a budget. Without defining some of your own goals you'll go nuts trying to test ride every...
07-19-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,425
Posted By RockiesDad

Exactly. :thumb: The hunt is on for a...

Exactly. :thumb:

The hunt is on for a setback seat post. Also, I'll just ignore the modern vs vintage look thing I was worried about.

BTW the frame fits is perfect. I'm just trying to dial...
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