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06-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,723
Posted By rosefarts

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on...

I'm pretty sure a horse followed by a human on foot would both be faster up to about 12mph. Beyond that, a bike is quicker and can sustain speeds.

Who else laughed when the OP mentioned bike cops...
06-11-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By rosefarts

Sweet, I'm nearly sold. Do they come with zinc...

Sweet, I'm nearly sold. Do they come with zinc and a volleyball?
06-11-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By rosefarts

I ordered Ryders Trappers with VeloPolar. They...

I ordered Ryders Trappers with VeloPolar. They might actually create a venturi effect on the eyeballs. The result is basically agony for someone with sensitive eyes. I'm in the process of sending...
06-11-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,528
Posted By rosefarts

You can call them Ergo's or STI's depending on...

You can call them Ergo's or STI's depending on brand.

If you call them brifters, I'm going to assume you always smell like BO and sunscreen, all of your clothing is faded dayglo, and you've got...
06-11-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By rosefarts

I am using Bitex hubs, DT swiss 460 rims, and...

I am using Bitex hubs, DT swiss 460 rims, and double butted spokes throughout. Iíve not managed to even knock them out of true. I am at about 1500 or 1550, I canít remember.

Had I used Mavic Open...
06-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By rosefarts

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with...

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with no pedals. Iíll fight anyone who thinks otherwise.
06-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By rosefarts

Ive got a couple wheels with fresh-ish orange...

Ive got a couple wheels with fresh-ish orange seal that Iím going to suck dry because I want to run tubed GP4000ís on. Iíll use that used seal for this experiment.

I donít know if it works. It...
06-10-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,933
Posted By rosefarts

Maybe if they had to ride around the block to get...

Maybe if they had to ride around the block to get their insulin and metformin.
06-10-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By rosefarts

I finally got one!

I was beginning to think something was wrong with me. 25 years of cycling and I never had any problems mounting tires, yet someone here has trouble every day.

I got a spare set of wheels and tires...
06-10-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
Posted By rosefarts

Have you taken the cassette off and really...

Have you taken the cassette off and really closely looked at everything?

It sounds like a spacer at the cassette body deformed. Or you thrashed the thread on the lockring. I guess itís possible...
06-10-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By rosefarts

I was at a coop yesterday and noticed the old...

I was at a coop yesterday and noticed the old wheels. The higher end mountain wheels are about the same width as current road wheels. The ran 2.1-2.25 most often on those rims.

I was was super...
06-06-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By rosefarts

Iím surprised nobody has mentioned this. Grab the...

Iím surprised nobody has mentioned this. Grab the low part of the stem firmly with one hand (two finger pinch) and screw the head on with the other hand.

I do this and itís plenty of force to keep...
06-05-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By rosefarts

40x11 is like 28-30mph on a flat road at a normal...

40x11 is like 28-30mph on a flat road at a normal cadence. Beyond that, tuck and coast.

40x42 on 700c with 38mm tires is a great low climbing gear. Pretty capable on all but some really steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By rosefarts

Elephant Rock, 100 miles, absolutely awful wind....

Elephant Rock, 100 miles, absolutely awful wind. Lower average speed than a big day in the mountains (triple bypass)
06-02-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,026
Posted By rosefarts

I rode Elephant Rock in Colorado today. They...

I rode Elephant Rock in Colorado today. They claim 7000 riders, I donít know, it wasnít that crowded.

Anyway, I saw a guy on an Independent, a guy on some 70s beauty, me on my Tallerico, and a...
06-01-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By rosefarts

I recently fitted a Campy crank on a JIS BB. Itís...

I recently fitted a Campy crank on a JIS BB. Itís fine. Itíll stick out 4.5mm further so get a little shorter spindle. Putting a JIS crank on an ISO bb is a bigger issue since it can bottom out.
...
05-29-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,730
Posted By rosefarts

You told your wife what a bike costs? Mods,...

You told your wife what a bike costs?

Mods, move this thread to the beginners forum.
05-29-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By rosefarts

A lot of people screw up their shifting wth too...

A lot of people screw up their shifting wth too short of housing in the rear loop. Youíre on the right track.

I think youíve overdone it. Iím certain you can achieve smooth cable pull on a shorter...
05-28-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By rosefarts

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05-28-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By rosefarts

The frame builder I assume. It could have been...

The frame builder I assume. It could have been subcontracted to a third party though.
05-28-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By rosefarts

Two tone fade paint job on carbon fork?

Ive replaced the steel fork on my bike, mostly because the steerer tube was cut too short.

I like the ride of the carbon one. Iím going to keep it. Itís a plain carbon fork on a very nice steel...
05-28-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,481
Posted By rosefarts

Ryders VeloPolar

Ryders VeloPolar
05-27-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rosefarts

Less than a year ago I took a very nice cross...

Less than a year ago I took a very nice cross frame that was older than yours and Frankensteined it into a great burley do everything bike. Iíve taken it over 90% of what a mountain bike can.

The...
05-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,644
Posted By rosefarts

I bootied a carabiner the other day. I probably...

I bootied a carabiner the other day. I probably wouldnít whip on it.

Porn

Lots of soda bottles full of lemonade. Usually tastes pretty bad.

We have a wild squash/goard that grows around here...
05-26-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By rosefarts

Fountain was great but I got pretty sick at mile...

Fountain was great but I got pretty sick at mile 40 and again at 50. I finished without eating anything else and barely drank. I also thought it would be better on a road bike and was very wrong.
...
05-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve ridden this course for ďfunĒ. From GoG, itís...

Iíve ridden this course for ďfunĒ. From GoG, itís going to climb like 3500í in the next 12-13 miles. Itís going to be followed by rolling terrain that never gets easy. The descent is super steep and...
05-26-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By rosefarts

Some non Shimano brands like Mavic and Stans have...

Some non Shimano brands like Mavic and Stans have a cassette body for either.

If if itís more or less compatible, Iíd do nothing. You can have the good looks and more ergonomic shifters AND...
05-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By rosefarts

I built a really large compost bin out of pallets...

I built a really large compost bin out of pallets a couple years ago. Itís a great thing and I will have it for many years. It was a total pain to tear a bunch of pallets apart. For the time and...
05-23-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By rosefarts

So durability claims are a legitimacy test of...

So durability claims are a legitimacy test of riders? I got them as wreck replacement when racing cat3. I raced/rode for a couple years and they were part of the rotation. I rode pedicabs full time...
05-23-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By rosefarts

Machine wash with all my other clothes, hang to...

Machine wash with all my other clothes, hang to dry. I retired a pair of Izumi bibs last summer, I think I got them in 2004.

Ive got a pair of wind front tights that are still fine and even older....
05-22-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By rosefarts

Something was funny, maybe the wrong wrench. Iíve...

Something was funny, maybe the wrong wrench. Iíve over tightened that bolt before too, itíll twist the star nut out before it rounds the bolt.

As for the current problem. Did you get the little...
05-22-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By rosefarts

Is it a better situation with Sram or Microshift?...

Is it a better situation with Sram or Microshift? I am sure Campy is expensive as always.
05-22-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,026
Posted By rosefarts

I found a low end Peugeot in the alley behind my...

I found a low end Peugeot in the alley behind my house with a sign that said ďfree to a good homeĒ.

This was from the 70s or 80s and was their beater model. Not their high end race models.

I...
05-22-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By rosefarts

New wheel and new 8 speed cassette. Also suggest...

New wheel and new 8 speed cassette. Also suggest a bag of flaming poo on the porch of the person you got it from.
05-21-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By rosefarts

I think you should replace at least the small...

I think you should replace at least the small ring up front too.
05-21-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By rosefarts

I think it usually comes off in a higher gear...

I think it usually comes off in a higher gear when Iím not pushing super hard. It will also shake off an washboards, especially if Iím coasting downhill.

I think your theory is plausible. Itís a...
05-21-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By rosefarts

Update. Yes the clutch works. With the...

Update.

Yes the clutch works.

With the chain shortened by 3 links I still managed to drop it a few times. Amazingly, I managed to shorten it another link and it doesnít rub, even on the 42. I...
05-21-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,661
Posted By rosefarts

One day this summer iím going to ride from...

One day this summer iím going to ride from Morrison to the top of Mt Evans. Thatís 50 miles and will take 5-6 hours. From 5500í to 14k.

I may reset my speedometer for the ride down. Under 2 hours?
05-20-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By rosefarts

I wouldn't upgrade those wheels. I bet...

I wouldn't upgrade those wheels.

I bet they'll take on Maxxis Ramblers just fine and they roll great. It's hard not to like them. They'll also lighten up your bike some.

Boycott Chick fil A,...
05-20-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,026
Posted By rosefarts

Do you remember you mothers home baked cookies?...

Do you remember you mothers home baked cookies? Are they better than the ones in a package at the store? Of course, what was the secret ingredient? Love.

The idea of riding a bike whose frame...
05-19-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 71,829
Posted By rosefarts

A brand new high polished obsolete thing that...

A brand new high polished obsolete thing that nobody gets to see ever again!
...
05-15-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By rosefarts

Depends, Denver or Portland on Craigslist,...

Depends, Denver or Portland on Craigslist, $175-250.

Grand Junction or Albuquerque, $100 at best.

It really depends on the city and the type of riders living there.
05-13-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By rosefarts

And they are a great company who will personally...

And they are a great company who will personally email you to make sure things worked well and give you any ideas if you need them.

They seem like cool people to sit and have a beer with.

The...
05-13-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks guys. Lots of ideas here. 90 percent...

Thanks guys. Lots of ideas here.

90 percent of my problems are from the air that comes in near the nosepiece. Iím wondering if I can create a mini seal there with some foam and contact cement.
...
05-13-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve been looking at the Wiley X site for a...

Iíve been looking at the Wiley X site for a minute now. Seems like i can get a lot of the models with an optional foam gasket for $16. They seem to be well built.

Iíve also been looking at the...
05-13-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By rosefarts

Glasses in the wind?

My eyes are pretty sensitive. I lost my eyesight near the top of Huascaran Sur more than a decade ago and they havenít been right since.

20/20 so far but wind really gets me. Cold air is also...
05-13-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve kinda always wanted a pair of early 80s Dura...

Iíve kinda always wanted a pair of early 80s Dura Ace pedals, with the massive hollow axle. I think only one crank in history fit it.
05-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By rosefarts

I climbed South Rampart Range Road bear Colorado...

I climbed South Rampart Range Road bear Colorado Springs today with those exact gears. I rode a ways, got very tired, and had no trouble staying on the bike.

The first couple hours when i was more...
05-12-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 131,842
Posted By rosefarts

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The first mile was downhill but by mile 13 Iíd...
05-11-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By rosefarts

Set the stops right, make sure the cable and...

Set the stops right, make sure the cable and housing move freely, and make sure the rear loop of housing isnít too short and causing friction.

Its $15 worth of housing and cable plus your time.
...
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