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07-04-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,126
Posted By DorkDisk

Smooth, fast, and versatile. They work on dirt...

Smooth, fast, and versatile. They work on dirt roads and light off road. I wish they made a 1.9" also.

These are the 2.3"
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07-04-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,126
Posted By DorkDisk

I've ordered 2 sets of XT X717s on blowout a few...

I've ordered 2 sets of XT X717s on blowout a few years ago. They both have DTH 2.1s on them. The wheels arrived quickly, well packed, and they are problem free.

Currently I have 5 sets of DTHs and...
07-02-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,354
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a little odd to me; a spacer is a quick...

That's a little odd to me; a spacer is a quick visual check, IMO there is no need for all two piece cranks to turn their bikes in. To further confuse matters, their picture shows no spacer. Maybe...
07-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,354
Posted By DorkDisk

By the wording of that, I'm going to guess that a...

By the wording of that, I'm going to guess that a spacer was added that shouldn't have been there. This will cause the splines to not engage fully, and the left arm will fall off. Or the stopper...
07-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By DorkDisk

You only live once, and you're only getting...

You only live once, and you're only getting older. Get it sooner than later.
07-01-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 144,992
Posted By DorkDisk

After moving to a less small apartment I need to...

After moving to a less small apartment I need to find a ways to stash as many bikes as possible without annoying the wife too much. I ordered these post mounts...
07-01-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By DorkDisk

Im really diggin my Flexlogic; I'm about 155lbs....

Im really diggin my Flexlogic; I'm about 155lbs. Apparently, this is one the few posts that flex on lighter riders. It is expensive, but its a nice seatpost.
07-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By DorkDisk

When it was first introduced, it was a simple...

When it was first introduced, it was a simple sleeve and bladder. The advertising claimed that it kept you cooler. I remember it actually did, if you filled it with ice. Now they are backpacks
07-01-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,843,809
Posted By DorkDisk

You don't see these every day. How's the fork...

You don't see these every day. How's the fork keeping up?
06-30-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By DorkDisk

Brake Therapy made a decent adaptor for the frame...

Brake Therapy made a decent adaptor for the frame BITD. For the fork, you will need to swap it out for one with disk mounts. Hubs will need to be swapped out for ones with rotor mounts, which means...
06-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By DorkDisk

Why not something like an Easton crank...

Why not something like an Easton crank (https://eastoncycling.com/collections/chainrings/products/ea90-crankset?variant=29642162929773) with 30t chainring...
06-29-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By DorkDisk

It could be, but maybe not. So you have to get...

It could be, but maybe not. So you have to get fitted to find out what you need to get to get where you need to be. Most bars are wider than need be and are chopped down. Obviously if you need to...
06-29-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By DorkDisk

Sounds like you need to work on your bike fit,...

Sounds like you need to work on your bike fit, not necessarily a parts swap. Things like saddle height, saddle fore/aft, stem height and length, bar width, control angles are things that need to be...
06-29-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By DorkDisk

Why? High end steel is very much alive, high end...

Why? High end steel is very much alive, high end Al is not
06-28-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 644,086
Posted By DorkDisk

Is that 21.2lbs with pedals?

Is that 21.2lbs with pedals?
06-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By DorkDisk

S used a special cushion IIRC. I used to use a...

S used a special cushion IIRC. I used to use a squishy chair we had in the shop; the key is something that holds the shape long enough for a measuremnt, and accurate "peaks and valleys." Cost was...
06-27-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By DorkDisk

Saddle are personal, what works for me will...

Saddle are personal, what works for me will probably not work for you but certain brands keep being mentioned; the two you mentioned are very popular among cyclists for their comfort and performance....
06-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By DorkDisk

pastorbobnlnh already posted a link that shows...

pastorbobnlnh already posted a link that shows the fork mounted hanger. Ten years ago.
06-23-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,710
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks for that; I have little girly arms and I...

Thanks for that; I have little girly arms and I can't micropump past 70psi.
06-23-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,152
Posted By DorkDisk

At first I was all, "What a nice grey frame; why...

At first I was all, "What a nice grey frame; why its perfect for tricolor. And that white tape makes it all stand out."

Then it hit me. Only on my second coffee:50:
06-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,710
Posted By DorkDisk

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides
06-22-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By DorkDisk

It doesn't have to be the exact chain, any 8 sp...

It doesn't have to be the exact chain, any 8 sp chain will do. On 8sp triples, I like to use 9sp chains to minimize chain rub and gain access to higher quality chains...
06-21-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By DorkDisk

I do like the silent hubs better; but my loud...

I do like the silent hubs better; but my loud hubs have quicker engagement, which I really like. I'd like to think that the extra noise was from the extra pawls or similar, as opposed to marketing...
06-21-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By DorkDisk

If you are looking at a list of wheels, you are...

If you are looking at a list of wheels, you are approaching this the wrong way. What are your needs?
06-20-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By DorkDisk

I have one bike set up with m7000 crankset and a...

I have one bike set up with m7000 crankset and a 9 sp cassette and chain. It works
06-19-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By DorkDisk

Not as much in Dec and Jan, but by Feb I start up...

Not as much in Dec and Jan, but by Feb I start up again unless it is about 25 or less (depending on other factors like wind). I also avoid riding when there is snow or salt on the roads. NYC is not...
06-18-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By DorkDisk

So BITD the solution was to use a piece of inner...

So BITD the solution was to use a piece of inner liner (https://www.jensonusa.com/Jagwire-Black-Housing-Liner); the issue is that sometimes the liner does not fit through the curves so experimenting...
06-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and...

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and decent gaps at 10sp, 11 and 12 make it better. There is nothing wrong with triples or even doubles, but manufacturers and dealers have much to gain...
06-17-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,632
Posted By DorkDisk

I believe in Germany it is "Friedrich."

I believe in Germany it is "Friedrich."
06-17-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By DorkDisk

The easiest thing to do is to find a 135mm 8sp...

The easiest thing to do is to find a 135mm 8sp wheel, spread the frame, and you can run old and new drivetrains. If you want to build a new wheel, you can try a 130mm road hub and not spread the...
06-17-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By DorkDisk

So its fun, and you get to pick what you want;...

So its fun, and you get to pick what you want; many bikes are only available as framesets so you have no choice.

A lot of the really high end personalized bikes are owned by shop employees. A lot...
06-17-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By DorkDisk

Currently running a GRX 11sp crank with 8sp 600...

Currently running a GRX 11sp crank with 8sp 600 (friction front) with no issues. GRX does have a wider stance and chain line but I got it for the lower 30/46 gearing while sticking to a 28t cassette....
06-16-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By DorkDisk

I like these...

I like these (https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-320-137-dth) a lot for 2.1 slicks, they are fast, cheap, and fairly light; they work great on road and light offroad. For MTBs, I prefer these to...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,638
Posted By DorkDisk

Ritchey is an option, my Swiss Cross Disc V1...

Ritchey is an option, my Swiss Cross Disc V1 weighs in at 20.25lbs with pedals but it maxes out at 38c. It's not a true weenie build so it can go down a bit with more money thrown at it. The Outback...
06-16-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By DorkDisk

Currently running a 11sp GSX crankset 46/30 on a...

Currently running a 11sp GSX crankset 46/30 on a 8sp 11-28 cassette with an 8sp chain. Normally I would use a 9sp chain for this but it is working well. GSX does have a wider chainline and q if ...
06-15-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,843,809
Posted By DorkDisk

The steel ones for sure, the Al frames from Anlen...

The steel ones for sure, the Al frames from Anlen had terrible quality control IIRC, they suffered from cracked head tubes.

I remember a Keith Bontrager rant about oversized stuff, and that 1-1/4"...
06-15-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By DorkDisk

Look at the Maxxis DTH...

Look at the Maxxis DTH (https://www.jensonusa.com/Maxxis-DTH-26-Skinwall-Tire), it's light, fast, cheap, and maintain proper BB height. After using all sorts of 26" street tires over 30 years, I now...
06-15-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By DorkDisk

You probably will not like this answer; but, it...

You probably will not like this answer; but, it depends on you.

Consider the following: that geometry was used on off road race machines, V brakes were on XC race rigs, and cyclocross has a 35c...
06-14-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By DorkDisk

Weight the pedals by raising out of the saddle...

Weight the pedals by raising out of the saddle instead of remaining seated. Use your elbows and knees to absorb the impacts.

Your limitation will be frame clearance; but yes, larger volume + ...
06-13-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By DorkDisk

I rode them on MTBs from 90 to 95, then switched...

I rode them on MTBs from 90 to 95, then switched to SPDs. They work great, but can scuff up some shoes. They work best on quill pedals, and require a flat back to bolt on to.
06-12-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,843,809
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice pre-Trek Fisher.

That's a nice pre-Trek Fisher.
06-12-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,825
Posted By DorkDisk

It's been the material of the future for 40 years...

It's been the material of the future for 40 years now and little has changed save for forming. Modern fat Al never delivered on ride quality and the potential of carbon is just being explored. Steel...
06-12-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,825
Posted By DorkDisk

Al has a great weight to price ratio but never...

Al has a great weight to price ratio but never had that magic ride. Modern techniques are changing that, however.
06-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,289
Posted By DorkDisk

How's the chainline? It might be a "quad." ...

How's the chainline? It might be a "quad."

Generally these came from MTBs, from when 24t was the smallest granny and a standard 28t cog rear and a 34t wasn't low enough for MTBs. This provided a...
06-11-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,503
Posted By DorkDisk

It's not worth the hassle. Just send it to me. ...

It's not worth the hassle. Just send it to me.
:innocent:
06-09-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By DorkDisk

+1 on 1x10 being easier. STI is expensive. ...

+1 on 1x10 being easier. STI is expensive.

If you want clutch, you can use a wolf tooth tanpan (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/drivetrain-1/products/tanpan?variant=18492895621)....
06-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By DorkDisk

Hi. Im into vintage MTBs also. I have some red...

Hi. Im into vintage MTBs also. I have some red ano stuff, but its from the mid 90s in good condition. For starters, a RaceFace Turbine LP 175mm in Suntour Microdrive with chainrings. Let me know if...
06-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By DorkDisk

I used to sell Marins and own a Muirwoods, which...

I used to sell Marins and own a Muirwoods, which is a fun urban MTBer. They make nice bikes and many people still remember them fondly from their MTB days in the 90s, when they were a small obscure...
06-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By DorkDisk

On top is an 8sp cassette with the four largest...

On top is an 8sp cassette with the four largest steel cogs riveted to an Al carrier with spider arms. The bottom casstte is a loose steel cog cassette, which weighs more and is not as stiff in the...
06-09-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By DorkDisk

Not an owner, but... As mentioned earler,...

Not an owner, but...

As mentioned earler, not abiding to MSRP will get your account pulled. Shops going out of business do this, as they don't care anymore.

Wholesalers have tiers; the more you...
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