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04-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Rolla

I love rim brake bikes and Soma makes...

I love rim brake bikes and Soma makes high-quality stuff. Personally, I'd opt for a frame that takes cantilevers or V-brakes, just to have more tire width options -- something like the...
04-12-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By Rolla

Here's a graphic mock-up...

Here's a graphic mock-up (https://bikeinsights.com/compare?geometries=5ed8dbc9c4a6360017473b62%2C5ed8dbc9c4a6360017473b63%2C) of the two sizes on top of each other, to give you a visual of the...
04-12-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 251
Posted By Rolla

People do use it as a factor in determining bike...

People do use it as a factor in determining bike fit, but it's not as critical as other measurements, especially on a bike used mostly on the road (or track). And some folks have short (or long) legs...
04-12-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By Rolla

Maintaining numerous bikes is no more difficult...

Maintaining numerous bikes is no more difficult than maintaining one. After a ride you just wipe it down, give the chain some love, and you're done. Whether you have one bike or seven, it's the same....
04-12-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 403,031
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-11-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Rolla

Don't cut the steering tube until you've got the...

Don't cut the steering tube until you've got the stem height figured out; the head tubes on Cross Checks are notoriously short, so leave some extra steerer tube for when you decide to raise the stem....
04-11-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Rolla

The fastest way to kill your love of a hobby is...

The fastest way to kill your love of a hobby is to turn it into your job. But if you insist, floor sales or product rep would be the easiest way in if you're not a mechanic. Personally, I'd rather...
04-11-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Rolla

Bruce Gordon called it a "Rock 'n Road" bike back...

Bruce Gordon called it a "Rock 'n Road" bike back in 1988!

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04-11-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 251
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, that's probably the route to take. The...

Yeah, that's probably the route to take. The reach is right, even though the stack height is way lower. It's weird that they skip the 56cm size entirely and jump from a 54 to a 58.
04-11-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 251
Posted By Rolla

What's your true floor-to-pelvic bone standover...

What's your true floor-to-pelvic bone standover with shoes on?
04-11-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 251
Posted By Rolla

I'd compare the State's top tube lengths to your...

I'd compare the State's top tube lengths to your Salsa and get the one closest to it.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By Rolla

Another vote for Velo Orange; I like the hammered...

Another vote for Velo Orange; I like the hammered black ones. Be patient when installing, or have someone do it. They're a little tricky to get dialed in, but once you do they are silent, very...
04-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Rolla

Figure out what gears you used most when you did...

Figure out what gears you used most when you did it on your geared bike, and pick one of those.
04-09-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Rolla

Some singlespeeds with vertical dropouts used to...

Some singlespeeds with vertical dropouts used to use these kinds of shells. The width is standard but the shell diameter is bigger. I'm not familiar with any that were over 54mm, though.

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04-09-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Rolla

Maybe post in the tandem sub-forum...

Maybe post in the tandem sub-forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/), or call Co-Motion?
04-09-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rolla

I take my smallest bike and ride under the wind.

I take my smallest bike and ride under the wind.
04-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Rolla

I have one of those Osprey tool rolls; it came...

I have one of those Osprey tool rolls; it came with my Osprey Raptor hydration pack. It works pretty well, but the zippered pockets are a little small. Search on Etsy for "bicycle tool roll" and...
04-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By Rolla

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give...

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give you damn near clipless security.
04-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Rolla

If I had to guess, I'd say the BB might have...

If I had to guess, I'd say the BB might have backed out a tad since you recently installed it, but be methodical and address only one thing at a time until you find it. Pedals, crankarms, chainring,...
04-08-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By Rolla

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like...

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like them are about as close as you can get. Too flexy to be "real" bike shoes, but they work for commuting and bar-hopping.

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04-07-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By Rolla

Elitist? It sounds to me like you don't approve...

Elitist? It sounds to me like you don't approve of corporate retailers, so you went in looking for things to confirm your prejudices.
04-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,303
Posted By Rolla

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've...

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've always loved 80s BMX freestyle pastels.
...
04-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By Rolla

You seem to view the shop as predatory because...

You seem to view the shop as predatory because they want to be sure to cover all the bases and spring no surprises on you. Good for them -- since you're griping about the price of a chain and the...
Forum: BMX
04-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By Rolla

BMX cruisers here.

BMX cruisers here.
04-06-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Rolla

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott
04-06-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for sharing this, Greiselman -- ...

Thanks for sharing this, Greiselman -- spectacular photos.
04-06-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Rolla

IME, Specialized shoes typically have a wider...

IME, Specialized shoes typically have a wider toebox, but I can't speak to specific models, since they've changed since I bought my last pair. Worth a try, though.
04-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Rolla

1. Yes, try a shorter stem. I've got a drawer...

1. Yes, try a shorter stem. I've got a drawer full of them in various lengths and rises. Just give each one a few rides before deciding; it takes a bit to know what works.

2. Some levers (both...
04-06-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By Rolla

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is...

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is Lucifer.
04-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Rolla

I think you should ride every kind of bike you...

I think you should ride every kind of bike you can: fixed, BMX, road, mountain, gravel, singlespeed, whatever. There's a lot to be said for breaking out of your comfort zone, and you can apply the...
04-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Rolla

Lemon Pledge for the frame. A degreaser for the...

Lemon Pledge for the frame.
A degreaser for the drivetrain parts.
Lotsa rags.
04-05-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Rolla

I assume canti/V brake bosses?

I assume canti/V brake bosses?
04-05-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Rolla

They make both 3/32" and 1/8" chains that connect...

They make both 3/32" and 1/8" chains that connect using quick links, but each chain width requires a different link, and as AlmostTrick said, they are also unique to each manufacturer and model.
04-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,672
Posted By Rolla

I usually wear shorts that have pockets when I...

I usually wear shorts that have pockets when I ride -- even on a (gasp!) road bike. But when I conform to the style mavens and wear lycra, I use a Spibelt (https://spibelt.com/running-belts/) to hold...
04-04-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Rolla

Hang on to your chamois: ...

Hang on to your chamois:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
04-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rolla

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain...

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain bike. The cantis on my CX and gravel bikes just feel like normal stopping power to me. I never even think about it.
04-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rolla

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11...

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11 gravel bike. Honestly, I prefer the CX bike on almost any ride of less than 50 miles. It's lighter, steers quicker, seems to accelerate and climb better,...
04-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Rolla

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are...

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are usually overbuilt. I'm a fan of wearing a Zoic Premium liner (https://zoic.com/premium-liner) and a pair of whatever shorts I want.
04-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By Rolla

To me it feels like a broken-in B17, but I don't...

To me it feels like a broken-in B17, but I don't know what your threshold for flex is.
03-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,231
Posted By Rolla

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to...

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to have someone take a look at you on the bike. Your saddle position (height, angle, fore/aft), bar width and angle, and stem length and rise can all have...
03-31-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Rolla

Really? This article from 2007...

Really? This article from 2007 (https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/thecity/29gear.html) says they're really hot right now. Oh, wait...
03-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,511
Posted By Rolla

Like a famous local racer once told me: until...

Like a famous local racer once told me: until you're missing the podium by less than a minute, the bike isn't going to make a difference.
03-31-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By Rolla

I have B-17s on three bikes, a Professional on...

I have B-17s on three bikes, a Professional on one, and C-17s on the two that see the most weather. One of the C-17s has a cut-out, the other is standard; I think the cut-out has more flex, and I...
03-31-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Rolla

I don't know about Fuji, but bicycle owner's...

I don't know about Fuji, but bicycle owner's manuals are usually generic -- that is, the manufacturer makes one manual that they include with all of their bikes, no matter the type or model. The...
03-30-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Rolla

AFAIK, the aluminum ones were discontinued after...

AFAIK, the aluminum ones were discontinued after the 2018 model, the steel version maybe a few years before that -- 2014 maybe?
03-30-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rolla

Yes, SS parts tend to be more robust. But while...

Yes, SS parts tend to be more robust. But while you're figuring out which gear combo you like and whether SS is going to work for you, there's nothing wrong with using your multi-speed cogs and...
03-30-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rolla

Sure, why not? You don't need...

Sure, why not?



You don't need singlespeed-specific parts. Cogs and chainrings don't care if you shift or not; they'll hold a chain as long as you want them to. Multi-geared chains work fine on...
03-29-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rolla

BITD, bikes were made in many more sizes than...

BITD, bikes were made in many more sizes than current ones are; some manufacturers offered frames in 1cm size increments. Since you would size a bike based on the standover height, the top tube could...
03-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Rolla

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed...

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed area for the pedal to go into. They have TONS of float and feel like you're riding on an ice cube. I kinda liked them when I had them.
Shimano (and...
03-27-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Rolla

Looks like someone missed his nap again...

Looks like someone missed his nap again...
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