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09-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 917
Posted By rosefarts

FWIW, this works for steel steerers. They are...

FWIW, this works for steel steerers. They are brazed, not epoxied, and the inner sleeve is also steel.

Probably not as strong as the original and definitely a bit heavier but when talking about...
09-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 917
Posted By rosefarts

I've spent a lot of time bolting climbing routes...

I've spent a lot of time bolting climbing routes in a seaside locale. I probably have personally experienced galvanic corrosion more than most here.

I stand by my earlier statement. Epoxied...
09-17-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 917
Posted By rosefarts

Use aluminum instead of dowel and pin both tubes...

Use aluminum instead of dowel and pin both tubes in addition to the epoxy.

Decent idea, wrong material used.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,717
Posted By rosefarts

The 8g ones I got on eBay are too tight. Only...

The 8g ones I got on eBay are too tight. Only certain bottles fit and those can be a fight.

The 20ish g ones, similar to the OP have been pretty good. One is perfect and I've never dropped a...
09-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By rosefarts

I think it's repetition for the surgeon. The...

I think it's repetition for the surgeon. The might do as many as 3-4 total knees or hips in a day. They might do this 2-3 days a week. Total shoulders and reverse total shoulders (same same but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,727
Posted By rosefarts

Dragon Ball Z logic again. Get in the hyper...

Dragon Ball Z logic again. Get in the hyper gravity chamber and go Super Sayan.

In reality, it just makes rides harder.

On race day, go ahead and toss the 1050g tubulars on the bike instead of...
08-25-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By rosefarts

I saw a comically small smartphone on Amazon....

I saw a comically small smartphone on Amazon. Like 2.5" or something. I think it's got battery for standby for only about 4-6 hours.

If your network uses SIM cards, just toss yours into the phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By rosefarts

I've done it 4 times. Once last week. It's...

I've done it 4 times. Once last week.

It's unlike anything I've climbed anywhere else in the state. Gains more than Evans in much less distance. Gets as steep as old stage in Boulder, for miles....
08-24-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By rosefarts

Did you have a nice knurled aluminum plug in the...

Did you have a nice knurled aluminum plug in the steerer tube before you tightened it?
08-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,083
Posted By rosefarts

I'll cross the center line, sprint past a car,...

I'll cross the center line, sprint past a car, then fly around the next switchback. It depends on the road and visibility.

Anyone who makes always/never rules sucks.
08-19-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,173
Posted By rosefarts

I got the prz 4d shorts on Friday. I wore them...

I got the prz 4d shorts on Friday. I wore them yesterday on a ride up Pike's Peak. Maybe 4.5 hours in the saddle, rather grinding.

I sort of felt like they were slicker, like I was sliding on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By rosefarts

Pike's Peak. My first time at any real elevation...

Pike's Peak. My first time at any real elevation this year and it kicked my butt above 12,000'. It wasn't my best time but I was pretty proud of surviving.
08-14-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By rosefarts

I know why they pass me. I just don't know why...

I know why they pass me. I just don't know why they wear pink socks.
08-14-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,173
Posted By rosefarts

I've only ridden in bibs for the last 20 years or...

I've only ridden in bibs for the last 20 years or so, no need to change it up now.

I ordered a pair. Don't hold your breath on a review though. New baby next week and foot surgery in September....
08-14-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,173
Posted By rosefarts

I have a pair of Black Bibs I hate. Worst shorts...

I have a pair of Black Bibs I hate. Worst shorts I've ever owned. This place is dominated by love for them, they are simply awful.

The build quality is fine. The pad is built in segments. There is...
08-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,453
Posted By rosefarts

Terry, I think you're being a little dramatic. ...

Terry, I think you're being a little dramatic.

To the OP, it's a little heavier and required multiple sizes to be made. The nee outboard ones are lighter and streamline the manufacturing process....
08-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By rosefarts

Cowgirl for the next couple weeks.

Cowgirl for the next couple weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By rosefarts

I remember grinding up Mt Evans, The Tour de...

I remember grinding up Mt Evans, The Tour de Gila, Tour of Utah, etc 53/39 and 11-25 on steep days and 11-23 most days. I even thought I was "spinning". Turns out I was just young and strong.

I...
08-13-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By rosefarts

I'm not opposed to buying jerseys, I just...

I'm not opposed to buying jerseys, I just haven't, in like decades.

I still have the wind vest from the race kit from my first team out of college. Nothing else, took a few too many tumbles.

I...
08-13-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By rosefarts

I wear them. I have a lot of them. Enough to wear...

I wear them. I have a lot of them. Enough to wear a different one every day for a week.

Did you just read the title? I didn't think the post was that long winded.
08-13-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By rosefarts

I don't buy jerseys

I just realized it too.

I've got several pairs of bibs and if course I bought those.

My jerseys are a different story. 2 nearly 20 year old team jerseys from college in great shape. Some from...
08-13-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By rosefarts

I thought really hard about getting these for my...

I thought really hard about getting these for my gravel build. The aesthetics and seemingly finicky shift set up dissuaded me. I got the Microshift bar end ones that are for 10speed mountain bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,069
Posted By rosefarts

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look...

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look Delta, Keo, and SPD-SL depending on the year. I never complained.

My gravel bike and pedicab had SPD. I like being able to walk but I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,225
Posted By rosefarts

Does it end up cheaper than a new bike with 105....

Does it end up cheaper than a new bike with 105. I've built a lot of bikes from scratch to get what I wanted. I don't think I ever saved money unless it was because I already had me at of the parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,225
Posted By rosefarts

If I was going to build a bike from scratch,...

If I was going to build a bike from scratch, there is no question that I'd use a Chinese carbon fiber one from eBay. T800-1000, brand new, and with most of the attributes of something worth 5x as...
08-07-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,896
Posted By rosefarts

If your bike has 130mm spacing and you don't feel...

If your bike has 130mm spacing and you don't feel the need to get disc brakes, you're probably fine just upgrading components.

I ride 2 steel bikes, both "modern" but also 20ish years old.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By rosefarts

I'm not sure if it fits you if that is how you...

I'm not sure if it fits you if that is how you need to position the seat.
08-06-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rosefarts

Wet lube + Genuine Campagnolo chain and there is...

Wet lube + Genuine Campagnolo chain and there is no problem.

It's a lot messier though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,681
Posted By rosefarts

I was in summit county last weekend. All the mup...

I was in summit county last weekend. All the mup trails and every off road trail I saw was specifically signed no ebikes. I'm not sure how it would be enforced but they seem to be banned from Dillon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

I do think those giro shoes are sexy. As a...

I do think those giro shoes are sexy. As a formerly fast and definitely no longer fast guy who already takes himself too seriously, I think I'm going to go ahead and keep the ones I have.

Has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

Have you been passing me!? It's always the...

Have you been passing me!?

It's always the same. I'm cruising around at an ok speed, a group of two blows past me like I'm going backwards. The older one that doesn't look as fit is wearing hot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

Maybe I have super short legs

Maybe I have super short legs
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

I'm trying ...

I'm trying

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By rosefarts

I just got a pair of genius 6.6 mega that are...

I just got a pair of genius 6.6 mega that are Speedplay specific. They are 700g including cleats.

My worn-out carbon soled Diadora's they are replacing are 685g with Look Keo cleats.

Right now...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

Is it a cult? If so, do they have a pamphlet or...

Is it a cult? If so, do they have a pamphlet or flyer?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

Serious questions

Why do guys with hot pink socks keep passing me?

Where are these people coming from?

Will hot pink socks make me faster?
08-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,552
Posted By rosefarts

Didn't read the whole thing but I noticed the hip...

Didn't read the whole thing but I noticed the hip replacement comment.

You need to call the doc that replaced your hips and tell him what happened. If it's not the same doc, call one of them.
...
08-04-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,334
Posted By rosefarts

Or you know, ride in a way that makes you happy. ...

Or you know, ride in a way that makes you happy.

Are you dissing the people who you perceive as dissing you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,668
Posted By rosefarts

Delorian's weren't the best value but they sure...

Delorian's weren't the best value but they sure were cool.
08-04-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By rosefarts

I ride 50/34 x 12-30 on a 10 speed set up. I find...

I ride 50/34 x 12-30 on a 10 speed set up. I find it pretty adequate in Colorado. The gaps between gears isn't really noticable. I do have a 12-25 on my heavy wheels I ride on flat days though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By rosefarts

The numbers add up far better to get new chromo...

The numbers add up far better to get new chromo and think about a future TI spindle.

The last TI pedals I had we're Onza HO circa about 1994. I bought them with my paper route.
07-31-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By rosefarts

I do a few. Bent over rows. This serves to...

I do a few.

Bent over rows. This serves to engage the low back muscles unlike the same motion on a machine. I do this for relief of a pinched nerve in my upper back but I won't lift a weight I'm...
07-31-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,203
Posted By rosefarts

I really like these. I haven't tried taking the...

I really like these. I haven't tried taking the tires off yet. I have spare rims and tires for tubed adventures.

I like that they seat super easily, don't lose as much air (almost nothing) between...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By rosefarts

Funny that you mention it. I took the old cleats...

Funny that you mention it. I took the old cleats off one shoe and really didn't feel like they were in far enough. I was already planning a trip to the metric section of the hardware store.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks guys. The best advice here was about ...

Thanks guys.

The best advice here was about the R and L and being able to upgrade to TI for $30. I found a pair of TI spindled Zero's for $120 on eBay, the body was completely worn and they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By rosefarts

Speedplay n00b questions

I found an incredible deal on a pair of 4 bolt shoes and I've always kinda wanted Speedplay, so here I am. Kindof the opposite of most folks, shoes first then get pedals to fit.

I don't know much...
07-31-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By rosefarts

Do you have a bike shop nearby? They often have...

Do you have a bike shop nearby? They often have loads of low end rims just for folks who need a new one. If not, they can get you one in a few days.

They aren't expensive and the shop can confirm...
07-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,940
Posted By rosefarts

This is professional quality stuff. I've...

This is professional quality stuff.

I've built plenty of wheels with nothing but a spoke wrench and flathead screwdriver. Some were very good wheels. I now use a Park clone I got for $150. It came...
07-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,046
Posted By rosefarts

I hope he went to school.

I hope he went to school.
07-30-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By rosefarts

I have a little more information now. You...

I have a little more information now.

You have cable housing, plastic coated and filled with wires. Inside that is the cable. You have to use those terms or people will be confused.

The housing...
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