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Forum: Northeast
07-05-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 203,902
Posted By Russ Roth

I've ridden hempstead with my middle kid twice...

I've ridden hempstead with my middle kid twice and both times there were puddles that he took the time to ride through every one of; actually seized the pulley on the rear der after the second trip....
07-05-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Russ Roth

What's the tire pressure? Numb hands isn't that...

What's the tire pressure? Numb hands isn't that common in a kid despite bike fit tending towards awful for kids in general. Riding rougher rail trail or canal path? With the tires on the bike I...
07-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Russ Roth

Look forward to seeing what you come up with....

Look forward to seeing what you come up with. I've got a couple old thule big mouth bike carriers, I'm looking for a side mount and was thinking of linking together the channels to make one extra...
07-05-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 853
Posted By Russ Roth

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in...

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in appearance from any other 80s lugged steel bike.


Love the color, love the way its decked out. I'd have previously argued there's nothing classy...
07-04-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm guessing profile either made them or used...

I'm guessing profile either made them or used them as a rebadged item. I remember these being a cheap common stem with their name on it 20 or so years ago. Not too light but fairly sturdy.
07-04-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Russ Roth

I like the Paris_Roubaix as well, but I bought...

I like the Paris_Roubaix as well, but I bought mine from bike24, shipping was 20.00 but the tires were half price and at 3.00 a tube for Vittoria a few tubes saved me the 20.00 vs buying local....
07-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Russ Roth

Electrical tape always cleans up easier later and...

Electrical tape always cleans up easier later and can look just as ghetto, bigger locks can also be a big difference in keeping your bike.
07-04-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,896
Posted By Russ Roth

Funny, I talked about how well my wheels did for...

Funny, I talked about how well my wheels did for 2.5 years with 1.8mm spokes when last week I broke 3 spokes. I managed to fix one of them which was broken at the hub but snapped the other 2 spokes...
07-03-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Russ Roth

I certainly wouldn't ride it, dents can happen...

I certainly wouldn't ride it, dents can happen but that's an extremely large number. With that much damage I'd also wonder what the fork has been through and hold off riding it. Nice price for all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I've never had the desire to own one,...

Although I've never had the desire to own one, who doesn't like the look of a Bianchi? Seriously, they've got some good looking bikes with nice history.
There will be some differences; Ultegra is a...
07-03-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Russ Roth

Money no object Knipex, but I've been quite happy...

Money no object Knipex, but I've been quite happy with these...
07-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Russ Roth

Your cassette will fit; 8-10sp fit 11sp wheels...

Your cassette will fit; 8-10sp fit 11sp wheels with a spacer. 8-10 speed cassettes are all the same width, just different cog thicknesses and different spacing between the cogs. Being that you have...
07-01-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Russ Roth

Had to look them up and they do seem to be a...

Had to look them up and they do seem to be a cable/hydro brake and from the actual user reviews I found they score higher then plain cable discs. I find my cable discs that I have to stop well...
07-01-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Russ Roth

Any of the hydraulic sti levers will work with 2...

Any of the hydraulic sti levers will work with 2 piston shimano mtb post mount calipers for your purposes, though more affordable are the cable actuated hydraulic brakes which are nearly as good and...
06-30-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Russ Roth

Your not getting a 105 hydraulic group with less...

Your not getting a 105 hydraulic group with less the 11 speeds, they just didn't make them; the first version were rs505 which was a 105 level group though not badged as such, the 405 was equivalent...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I would look for better, at 1100 the...

Personally I would look for better, at 1100 the bike is a rip-off in my view. I've got one claris equipped bike in the house, its for my 7yo as it was clearanced for 150.00 and I could justify that...
06-30-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Russ Roth

What's the rear end on these, I'd assumed 130 or...

What's the rear end on these, I'd assumed 130 or 135 due to the wide tire clearance but is it 120? Wife swiped my hybrid and I'm thinking this with some mustache bars and an internal hub for a...
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Russ Roth

If budget isn't too much of an issue I'd go with...

If budget isn't too much of an issue I'd go with a Soma or Surley frame and build to suit, not certain there's a lot of 7sp only, bikepacking capable bikes on the market. I'd guess you can get in at...
06-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Russ Roth

Probably the better choice. I've got an 07 c-dale...

Probably the better choice. I've got an 07 c-dale mtb tandem that I've converted to drops, really like the ride and the newer components are nicer, enjoy the ride.
06-28-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Russ Roth

Going to guess cup removal was to facilitate the...

Going to guess cup removal was to facilitate the installation of a new fork, the old fork is probably a french thread which is subtly different from english which is the only thing available today. A...
06-27-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,307
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks sharp, for tires I like to check out...

Looks sharp, for tires I like to check out bike24.com and pick up schwalbe, put 4 brand new rocket rons on the kids bikes for 5.00 more then the LBS wanted for one tire. Shipping is a little steep at...
06-27-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Russ Roth

First thing, toss a different wheel on there and...

First thing, toss a different wheel on there and see if the noise is still present, if it isn't then you have to look at the bike and find where the noise is traveling from otherwise..
If it looks...
06-27-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,006
Posted By Russ Roth

Really wish they still made that tool caddy and...

Really wish they still made that tool caddy and that base. I could use several of those bases if I could find them. Can't say I ever used that clamp design though very nice setup.
06-27-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,624
Posted By Russ Roth

Not a shop owner though being a tech was my job...

Not a shop owner though being a tech was my job for 15 years so I've had plenty of experience with these types of things. You can decide if I'm biased.

I'm assuming this is equivalent to a full...
06-27-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,728
Posted By Russ Roth

All relative, don't know what your bike actually...

All relative, don't know what your bike actually cost but a search on CC XO seems to cover a range of reasonable 2500, to understandable for someone into of 4500 to an outlandish 6500; course others...
06-17-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,677
Posted By Russ Roth

Better tires, train, get better clothes, train,...

Better tires, train, get better clothes, train, better wheels, train.
There are small things that will help you go faster but only training will get you faster. If you want to do 20mph for 20 miles...
06-16-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Russ Roth

Lived in Rochester for 5 years and both the...

Lived in Rochester for 5 years and both the standard Trek Hybrid and the FX were very common sellers for riding the Erie Canal path and within the City area the path is paved but turns to cinder and...
06-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Russ Roth

Could try taking it to a litespeed shop and...

Could try taking it to a litespeed shop and seeing if a warranty is possible even though it sounds like you aren't the original owner they still might try since that looks like a real defect. It...
06-16-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Russ Roth

A quick check of the specs of your frame just...

A quick check of the specs of your frame just list cartridge for the BB, this would suggest that the crank is a square taper, being Claris equipped it isn't improbable that this is the real case. In...
06-15-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Russ Roth

Is it coming with wheels? Biggest issue you'll...

Is it coming with wheels? Biggest issue you'll run into is that Campy uses their own spline system for cassettes and a shimano or sram cassette won't work perfect with it. No real easy way. can check...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,138
Posted By Russ Roth

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB...

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB trails for Long Island when I met up with a guy on an E-bike, seemed to really be enjoying himself. He was ahead of me till a series of 3 drop-offs...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 203,902
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, haven't been thru there in a while so...

Nice, haven't been thru there in a while so didn't see that, there's a few spots I ride through that could use it but the task would be too daunting.
I'm sure I'll get a garmin or equivalent the...
06-14-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a tire jack for installing them...

Get a tire jack for installing them https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AYML7K?tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
I find it easy though a little annoying to get the first side on but the tire...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 203,902
Posted By Russ Roth

Been wanting a garmin for a while but just can't...

Been wanting a garmin for a while but just can't stomach the cost of one when I've got 3 kids and 2 do road, mtb and velodrome; not to mention getting a new bike of my own, just too much to spend on...
06-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Russ Roth

Played around with my gearing since I'm trying to...

Played around with my gearing since I'm trying to do the Pink Rhino race at Kissena, went to a 53/16 on my bike which inproved my 1000m speed by 7 sec and still left me in dead last at 1:47.67. I'm...
06-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,822
Posted By Russ Roth

I do find the views on old raleigh, schwinn and...

I do find the views on old raleigh, schwinn and other cheap crap bikes to be funny. I worked in a Schwinn shop with a guy that had been building them through college at that same shop, he didn't have...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 203,902
Posted By Russ Roth

Excellent day for hitting Stillwell, had two...

Excellent day for hitting Stillwell, had two minor crashes in the first 15 min, first was brushing a tree on a curve with my arm, second was a loss of traction trying to navigate something slightly...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,419
Posted By Russ Roth

One advantage to building your own wheels is...

One advantage to building your own wheels is being able to deal with others' poorly pre-built wheels. Was just handed a wheelset, the drive side spokes measured on my tensiometer anywhere from 40-70,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By Russ Roth

My little mini-van isn't big enough for either to...

My little mini-van isn't big enough for either to be a solution, I can put 4 bikes on the roof or 4 on the back though if I put for on the back there is always paint damage and in aluminum its been...
06-10-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,348
Posted By Russ Roth

A TT bike is a want not a need, obviously you...

A TT bike is a want not a need, obviously you meant fixie or SS.

Personally I don't understand the whole spare concept, seems like s waste of money.
Once you have a road, cross, gravel, fixie,...
06-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Russ Roth

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using...

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using bikecalc to get gear inches which does input tire and wheel size though I didn't know how it got the results. When I did the basic math of gear inches...
06-10-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Russ Roth

Understanding gear inches/ distance traveled?

I'm moving my daughter from a 24" (520) wheeled bike to a 650c track bike and need to figure out the new gearing. The "bike" is a frame/fork/wheels type of deal with no crank. Currently she runs a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,252
Posted By Russ Roth

So you're at the end of your ride and he's 3...

So you're at the end of your ride and he's 3 miles into his and you have a problem with not being able to beat someone of unknown fitness and no knowing how hard he was trying? Must be rough. So many...
06-09-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Russ Roth

There was a beautiful colnago master light in art...

There was a beautiful colnago master light in art deco that was a pearl white with blue airbrushing that I always wanted, could see with that bike wanting something better.
06-09-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Russ Roth

What's the issue with installing it? Currently...

What's the issue with installing it? Currently looking at Potenza for my wife's cross bike but the centaur looks good to me as well.


What's the superiority? I just today installed a power-torque...
06-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By Russ Roth

Go campy? ...

Go campy?
https://www.merlincycles.com/campagnolo-potenza-11-speed-power-shift-ergo-levers-black-93584.html 98.00 new 11sp shifters, can do most of a group for a few hundred
06-09-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By Russ Roth

Not certain how they're getting by with free...

Not certain how they're getting by with free installation and I've never been in or worked for a shop like that one though I've often thought I'd run one similar to that. Can't understand when a tune...
06-09-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't say what you need so hard to tell, for...

You don't say what you need so hard to tell, for older 10sp I'd consider tiagra 4600 which are still under 100 and available on Aliexpress, and they're authentic stuff from the parts I've bought. 8,...
06-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Russ Roth

Worked at a shop that sold those, had to convert...

Worked at a shop that sold those, had to convert the last of them to even manage to sell them for half price. Cool idea but total garbage execution, especially when you had to stop quickly and...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,419
Posted By Russ Roth

I don't know how much its dying but I do know...

I don't know how much its dying but I do know that in 15 years of working in shops the first one I worked for showed me how to build wheels better and more efficiently and if you really wanted to...
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