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09-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Canker

You need to check and see if your fork can handle...

You need to check and see if your fork can handle a bigger rotor. Physically you can slap a 203mm on there but the fork might not be strong enough to handle the leverage increase. Pretty much any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,761
Posted By Canker

I just did my 3 bikes, just wanted to try it. I...

I just did my 3 bikes, just wanted to try it. I used Gulfwax and PTFE both from Amazon but if I were to buy again I'd just buy Molten Speed Wax which already has the PTFE in it and ends up actually...
09-24-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By Canker

Better off walking BAH!!!!! Maybe it is because...

Better off walking BAH!!!!! Maybe it is because I'm mostly a mountain biker but the whole point is making up the hill on the bike.
09-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Canker

Hate being one of those guys but at this point it...

Hate being one of those guys but at this point it is time to upgrade to a newer bike.
New drivetrain, brakes, wheels, fork = newer bike instead. If it were a highend/special bike sure but not for a...
09-17-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Canker

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d...

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=pvc+truck+bike+rack
You can play around with that and find different options and instructions. Easy not much skill required.
09-08-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Canker

It isn't a waste of your lower gears. You don't...

It isn't a waste of your lower gears. You don't want to ride around in those on flats, big gaps. You are better off being in the tighter section of your cassette that is one of the advantages I...
09-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Canker

up your cadence. If you took 20 years off there...

up your cadence. If you took 20 years off there is no way you are running out of gear on the flats. I run 46/30 cranks and that is good for around 32ish mph without blowing my legs out spinning on...
09-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,137
Posted By Canker

Well my used carbon cross bike came with used...

Well my used carbon cross bike came with used carbon bars and a used carbon stem so I guess I would. I also then installed a old carbon seatpost I had left over from an aluminum mountain bike frame...
09-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Canker

If you are paying a shop to do the work nope skip...

If you are paying a shop to do the work nope skip it. Old full suspension bikes don't age well. Besides the design being out dated can you get the suspension parts(bushing and bearings) anymore? It...
09-02-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Canker

The stock cleats have 13 OR 17 degrees as...

The stock cleats have 13 OR 17 degrees as standard depending on how you install them. 13 is perfectly fine.
09-01-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Canker

I just bought a cable lock from Walmart. The...

I just bought a cable lock from Walmart. The chain is going to be more secure but personally I never leave my bike on the rack unattended and that would be overkill. I only bother with the cable...
09-01-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Canker

That is exaggerated. I use to say the same thing...

That is exaggerated. I use to say the same thing after dealing with my really old Avid(Sram) Juicy 5s but their newer stuff is a lot easier. I have XTs and Sram Guide something or other and just...
09-01-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Canker

If you want to be able to rebuild your brakes you...

If you want to be able to rebuild your brakes you can forget shimano. If a seal leaks at the lever/caliper you just replace the whole thing, there are no rebuild kits. Just had to replace a rear XT...
08-31-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Canker

Time

Time
08-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Canker

With Santa Cruz you are paying a bit extra to...

With Santa Cruz you are paying a bit extra to have a Santa Cruz. The Trek's specs are better but mostly in areas that aren't a huge deal. The suspension fork and shock are equal and I assume the...
08-27-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Canker

There is always the used option. And there are a...

There is always the used option. And there are a bunch of new old stock Jamis Dragons on ebay in large 27.5 and chinese generic carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,325
Posted By Canker

Or by the 2x and have it painted the color you...

Or by the 2x and have it painted the color you want. If I'm buying a $9500 bike I'm pretty sure I can afford changing the color.
08-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Canker

It doesn't matter. Just tube them.

It doesn't matter. Just tube them.
08-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Canker

How much travel Last time they were serviced ...

How much travel
Last time they were serviced
Wheel size
Steerer length
Disc brakes and or rim
Any scratches on the stanchions

Well somebody beat me
08-12-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Canker

11 speed will work fine as will a 12 speed again...

11 speed will work fine as will a 12 speed again as long as it starts with an 11 tooth cog. There is no flexing of anything to make it fit. 11 and 12 speed are both wider than 10, 9 ,8,,, speed but...
08-11-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,217
Posted By Canker

PF BB creak is an easy fix. You just yank the BB...

PF BB creak is an easy fix. You just yank the BB out and put in a Wheels Manufacturing press fit to threaded conversion BB.
I prefer threaded but I'm not going to turn down a good deal just because...
08-11-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Canker

Are you a bigger guy? All the bigger guys I ride...

Are you a bigger guy? All the bigger guys I ride with eventually kill their stock rear hubs and have to upgrade to something beefier like DT Swiss, Hope, I9,,,,,,,
08-11-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Canker

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-trek-supe...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-trek-supercaliber-vs-cannondale-scalpel-vs-canyon-lux-vs-specialized-epic-Field-test-round-table.html
They just did some test of all out race bikes that...
08-11-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Canker

To clarify any cassette with a 10 tooth at the...

To clarify any cassette with a 10 tooth at the beginning of the cassette means a new freehub body. Anything that starts with an 11 will work fine with what you have.
11-42/50/whatever = fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Canker

The minimum is on there for lawyers, ignore it.

The minimum is on there for lawyers, ignore it.
08-07-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Canker

What have you done to adjust your spyres? They...

What have you done to adjust your spyres? They are pretty good mechanical disk brakes when setup correctly.
08-07-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Canker

or they just need bleed

or they just need bleed
08-06-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By Canker

While I go with the worm clamp and drill crew I...

While I go with the worm clamp and drill crew I also think I'd start looking for another cheapo frame to transfer parts over too. Having it let go on the trainer isn't as bad as it letting go while...
07-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,179
Posted By Canker

My last flat stranded me. Brand new out of the...

My last flat stranded me. Brand new out of the plastic tube had a split in the seam and I had no way to figure that out to patch it without wasting my 2nd and last c02 can. I started carrying a...
07-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Canker

You don't NEED to do any of that. Just ride it...

You don't NEED to do any of that. Just ride it and deal with the chain falling off every so often. I rode a non-clutch 1x10 setup for a long time and it never happened often enough to bother me. ...
07-28-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Canker

Aluminum soda can. Cut one up and use it as a...

Aluminum soda can. Cut one up and use it as a shim.

And carbon assembly paste
07-28-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Canker

I've usually been able to get stubborn tires to...

I've usually been able to get stubborn tires to inflate just by bouncing them around on the ground to force the tire out more towards the bead then trying with the compressor again. You can also try...
07-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By Canker

The DB Syncr isn't exactly the kind of hardtail I...

The DB Syncr isn't exactly the kind of hardtail I would use as a gravel bike. It is a hard core trail bike with 140mm of suspension, a dropper, and + tires. I'd want a XC hardtail something actually...
07-25-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By Canker

There are gravel rides and there are gravel...

There are gravel rides and there are gravel rides. The more extreme the ride gets the more a hardtail make sense. Our rides usually have a some miles on roads that haven't been a road for 20 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Canker

Bought a pair of Didoo bibs a week ago after...

Bought a pair of Didoo bibs a week ago after watching that vid. Haven't shown up yet so I can't comment on their quallity but I figure it was worth a shot. If nothing else they will become my short...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Canker

Running more gear than you need isn't going to...

Running more gear than you need isn't going to hurt you any

11-34
07-10-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Canker

After having my bike ripped off the roof TWICE on...

After having my bike ripped off the roof TWICE on my own street by cable lines that had been knocked loose by garbage trucks I'm a hitch man all the way.

I went with the 1up but I use my rack all...
07-03-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Centerlock-6-Bolt-R...

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Centerlock-6-Bolt-Rotor-Adapter/dp/B07C46RHYT
you don't have to buy new rotors if you already have nice rotors.
07-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,666
Posted By Canker

Had to go other since both my mtn bikes a...

Had to go other since both my mtn bikes a hardtail and full squish have 140mm of travel and don't fit into cross country or general. My cross bike might be able to do everything but it isn't nearly...
07-01-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Canker

I have some podium XC and don't really have any...

I have some podium XC and don't really have any foggy issues. On mtb rides if I stop for awhile they fog a bit but clear up again as soon as I start moving.
07-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Canker

chain catcher

chain catcher
06-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,945
Posted By Canker

A frame with boost spacing and a tapered headtube

A frame with boost spacing and a tapered headtube
06-26-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Canker

the most important thing is being overlooked ...

the most important thing is being overlooked

the Grade is way sexier
06-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Canker

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/absoluteblack-claim-...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/absoluteblack-claim-to-have-created-the-worlds-fastest-and-most-durable-chain-lube.html
Only peasants use anything less
06-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Canker

or just buy a sunrace 12 speed cassette that uses...

or just buy a sunrace 12 speed cassette that uses the standard style freehub body
06-18-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/ISC-Racers-Tape-HT2128-Tran...

https://www.amazon.com/ISC-Racers-Tape-HT2128-Transparent/dp/B000TPC7HU/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=helicopter+tape&qid=1592492132&sr=8-2
06-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Canker

1. it depends on the post but most of the time...

1. it depends on the post but most of the time no.
2. it depends on the post some you can just physically pull back up
Most of time if they fail you are going to be stuck either with the post up,...
06-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Canker

No you can't run 27.5 tires on 26 inch rims

No you can't run 27.5 tires on 26 inch rims
06-10-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Canker

ISC Racerstape You can look it up on amazon,...

ISC Racerstape You can look it up on amazon, comes in a bunch of different sizes. Tons of reviews you can read through most of which are bike people.

Now for areas that take a heavy beating on...
06-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Canker

You don't need a new wheel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You...

You don't need a new wheel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just need to run a shimano 11-34 or wider range 11 speed cassette. The 11-32 and narrower 11 speed cassettes are the ones that require a wider...
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