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04-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,072
Posted By Moisture

Cycling Survey

1. How old are you?
- 23
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- 8.5
3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 8.5
4. Typical riding conditions?
- lately have been avoiding wet conditions, ride average 6x a...
04-19-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

Honestly, I really liked drop bars. As i...

Honestly, I really liked drop bars.

As i continue to adapt my riding position, I may end up switching back.
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Moisture

I wonder how this Reynolds compares to my 1980...

I wonder how this Reynolds compares to my 1980 norco and 1986 nishiki olympic tria. Its made out of tange infinity double butted tapered chromoly. The rear triangle and front fork is made from hi...
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Moisture

I highly doubt the top tube is made out of thin...

I highly doubt the top tube is made out of thin enough material to result in any sort of significant flexing when riding. Reynolds is a good quality chromoly.

The top tube itself isn't all that...
04-17-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

Well if its just for cosmetic purposes ill likely...

Well if its just for cosmetic purposes ill likely leave the cable stop the way it is.. but I should be looking into some sort of integrated shifters. My gt mountainbike has those but I don't like the...
04-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Moisture

Youre completely right. As a rule of thumb, id...

Youre completely right. As a rule of thumb, id say that bars around shoulder width would be a good starting point, for any rider, regardless of terrain. You can adapt to different lengths more...
04-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,530
Posted By Moisture

Thought I'd revisit this thread after getting...

Thought I'd revisit this thread after getting some 190mm crank arms.


I now have a much wider range of reasonably cadences to spin in each gear. I can also coordinate myself to spin much faster...
04-16-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,584
Posted By Moisture

guy153 how does geometry differ between a design...

guy153 how does geometry differ between a design based around flat bar versus drop bars? Longer chainstay and top tube, longer reach for the flat bar oriented setup? Drop bar designs seem to be more...
04-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,584
Posted By Moisture

tallbikeman hows it going man? What have you...

tallbikeman hows it going man? What have you been working on? Going for any fun rides? Have you resolved your issue with hand soreness?

- 190mm crank arms with integrated spindle outboard...
04-16-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

Strikes a near perfect balance between agility...

Strikes a near perfect balance between agility and stability
04-16-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

I would prefer bar shifters. Whats wrong with...

I would prefer bar shifters. Whats wrong with this saddle? I wanna get a thinner one to motivate me to keep my weight off it. Ithis one will be useful for longer trips. I ride my bike a lot. I'm...
04-16-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

What are cable stops for? What sort of...

What are cable stops for?

What sort of shifters should I look into? Maybe some of those thumb friction shifters?

What about strap in pedals? I think I may have to go back to those, because I...
04-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old...

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old Colnago. I didn't except this longer stem to handle just as fast if not even faster than the 100mm SR stem its replacing. It fits me great.

I think...
04-16-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Moisture

How do you know that the rear rims dish is off?

How do you know that the rear rims dish is off?
04-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,694
Posted By Moisture

You get the best power transfer by optimizing...

You get the best power transfer by optimizing your centre of gravity on the bike. There are tons of factors varying from person to person. Ideally you want to get as low as possible while maintaining...
04-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Moisture

Measure the ATC (axle to crown) on your current...

Measure the ATC (axle to crown) on your current fork. Your replacement fork will need to be roughly the same length. You can go just a bit shorter if youre limited on options. Make sure your new fork...
04-15-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Moisture

It will work fine.

It will work fine.
04-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Moisture

The creaking on my integrated spindle bottom...

The creaking on my integrated spindle bottom bracket completely went away after retorquing the outboard bearings.
04-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Moisture

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour...

In all honesty, the heavy and useless suntour fork on the roam will easily negate any potential benefit you might gain from slightly improved gearing in the rear cassette.
04-14-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Moisture

Play around with your barrel adjustors and you...

Play around with your barrel adjustors and you should be able to get the shifting smooth again.

If the rear derailleur hesitates shifting up, you need to add some slack. Turn the barrel...
04-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 366
Posted By Moisture

I've come across some shimano biopace triples...

I've come across some shimano biopace triples with either 26/36/46 or 28/38/48. Would work fantastic under a variety of riding conditions.

I would suspect the skipping to be caused by other...
04-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

Also my short cage shimano derailleur comfortably...

Also my short cage shimano derailleur comfortably clears up to 30, maybe 32t. It will shift into 34t, but the pulleys chatter against the cog. Playing around with the b limit screw didn't seem to do...
04-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

This is the second time I switched over to my...

This is the second time I switched over to my Alex rim with the 9 speed cassette freehub on this bike. Initial impressions-

The rim itself is lighter and very stiff. Livelier response and very...
04-13-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

Is it worth going through the effort of taking...

Is it worth going through the effort of taking apart my rim and changing to a freehub?
04-13-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Moisture

Personally I would try out the 48mm fork just to...

Personally I would try out the 48mm fork just to play around with both and see what I like more.

It depends mostly on how you ride, where, how aggressively and how much weight you have over the...
04-13-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Moisture

Also helps with centre of gravity when tackling...

Also helps with centre of gravity when tackling turns. More so than simple improvement in aero.
04-13-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Moisture

Generally speaking gravel should ideally require...

Generally speaking gravel should ideally require a slightly more stretched out feel in terms of the stem length, top tube and reach.

I dont think 2.5mm of crank arm length makes enough of a...
04-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

As for the freewheel, I'm not the biggest fan of...

As for the freewheel, I'm not the biggest fan of the ratio spacing on my current one. I will probably replace it with a close ratio 7 speed freewheel down the road once its time to replace the chain....
04-12-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

thanks gresp. My understanding is that the way...

thanks gresp. My understanding is that the way the freehub distributes the weight of each cog on a cassette results in a stronger design.

In all honesty, I'm getting tired of throwing money at my...
04-12-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself...

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself inside the dropouts occasionally even though i have the QR clamped down pretty tight. I didn't have this issue when trying out my other QR equipped...
04-11-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to...

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for yet another bike. I think I'll stick with it for now.
04-11-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Moisture

Adjusting Chainline & Hub Spacing.

I have a rear wheel with a 130mm hub fitted to my bike with dropouts designed for 126mm. Im using the original 6 speed freewheel. I can get the rear wheel to clear the dropouts without bending or...
04-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

To summarize very briefly, I think that other...

To summarize very briefly, I think that other than stack and reach, you'd want to consider the chainstay length, and consequently how slack or steep the seat tube angle is. Then you'll get factors...
04-11-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

jma1st3r If I plan to use flat bars, what...

jma1st3r

If I plan to use flat bars, what sort of effective top tube length would you recommend?

I feel most comfortable with my 580mm top tube and a 130,140mm stem as of right now, for...
04-11-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough...

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough for me. I end up pedalling with the balls of my feet just in front of the pedal spindle. I would need to try a different saddle because the current...
04-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop...

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop bars?

Agree that for use with flat bars, I'll need a longer top tube and reach. I'm going to slam the stem almost all the way down into the...
04-11-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moisture

In that case, im almost never going down a hill...

In that case, im almost never going down a hill steep enough to warrant the need for 11t. Id rather have closer ratio spacing in the rest of the cassette and stick to 13t for final cog.

My...
04-11-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A. You made...

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A.

You made some good suggestions. Thank you.

i am buying a 130mm 3ttt stem off my local classifieds next week.

The handling has already slowed down...
04-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moisture

HTupolev is this why I feel like I can go faster...

HTupolev is this why I feel like I can go faster on a 12 or even 13t final gear?
04-11-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Moisture

You might want to look into a bike designed...

You might want to look into a bike designed around drop bars as a flat bar conversion candidate. You'll get the seat tube length you need, but with the short reach and top tube of a drop bar bike.
04-11-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Moisture

I would look into a large or maybe even an XL...

I would look into a large or maybe even an XL bike and look into getting a short stem.

With your legs at full extension, you'll need a pretty short reach to feel more or less comfortable. It'll...
04-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moisture

Not so much about mechanical friction, but sort...

Not so much about mechanical friction, but sort of like achieving an optimal balance between top speed and average cadence in accordance to the majority of hills you may encounter in your area.

I...
04-11-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moisture

I dont think I've ever seen a cassette with a 9t...

I dont think I've ever seen a cassette with a 9t gear before. I would much prefer a 13t cassette. I feel like I can go faster with 12t down a steep gear than 11t.

So what's your decision re tire...
04-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Moisture

You would need a long seat tube and a pretty...

You would need a long seat tube and a pretty short reach, stem and top tube. Id suggest going for the bigger size and probably changing to a shorter stem.
04-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Moisture

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the...

The sooner you find yourself a good bike, the better. The market continues to become more and more ridiculous. As long as you are patient you are guaranteed to find a good deal on a bike that will...
04-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Moisture

Id say that the 90's produced some of the best...

Id say that the 90's produced some of the best quality bikes ever. It was the high quality materials of the 80's with a more modern touch on equipment and frame butting. For your needs, the...
04-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Moisture

You can obtain a decent new bike for that money...

You can obtain a decent new bike for that money but you're best off taking your $600 dollars to the classifieds and patiently scour until you find a good deal. In the meantime, id recommend you start...
04-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Moisture

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It...

I would recommend looking into a gravel bike. It will do nearly everything well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,166
Posted By Moisture

Do you have a longer inseam and have consequently...

Do you have a longer inseam and have consequently tried longer than average crank arms? Have you at least tried a couple different sizes which were in proportion to your inseam?

A longer crank arm...
04-07-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,783
Posted By Moisture

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of...

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of fit?

"Sports touring bike? Aggressive fit?
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