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04-12-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 483
Posted By Rolla

I think a 65-inch gear is a safe bet, but first...

I think a 65-inch gear is a safe bet, but first try it out the way it comes. If you do change to a bigger rear cog, you might find that you need to adjust the chain length and/or brake pads, as the...
04-12-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By Rolla

People do use it as a factor in determining bike...

People do use it as a factor in determining bike fit, but it's not as critical as other measurements, especially on a bike used mostly on the road (or track). And some folks have short (or long) legs...
04-12-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 403,754
Posted By Rolla

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04-11-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Rolla

The fastest way to kill your love of a hobby is...

The fastest way to kill your love of a hobby is to turn it into your job. But if you insist, floor sales or product rep would be the easiest way in if you're not a mechanic. Personally, I'd rather...
04-11-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Rolla

Bruce Gordon called it a "Rock 'n Road" bike back...

Bruce Gordon called it a "Rock 'n Road" bike back in 1988!

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04-11-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By Rolla

I'd compare the State's top tube lengths to your...

I'd compare the State's top tube lengths to your Salsa and get the one closest to it.
04-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Rolla

Figure out what gears you used most when you did...

Figure out what gears you used most when you did it on your geared bike, and pick one of those.
04-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Rolla

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give...

^Truth. Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals give you damn near clipless security.
04-08-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By Rolla

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like...

Chrome Kursks or the dozens of other shoes like them are about as close as you can get. Too flexy to be "real" bike shoes, but they work for commuting and bar-hopping.

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04-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,943
Posted By Rolla

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've...

I tend towards black, gray, and blue, but I've always loved 80s BMX freestyle pastels.
...
04-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 874
Posted By Rolla

You seem to view the shop as predatory because...

You seem to view the shop as predatory because they want to be sure to cover all the bases and spring no surprises on you. Good for them -- since you're griping about the price of a chain and the...
04-06-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Rolla

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott

Just perfect. Thanks, wgscott
04-06-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By Rolla

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is...

Happens to me all the time, but my first name is Lucifer.
04-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Rolla

Lemon Pledge for the frame. A degreaser for the...

Lemon Pledge for the frame.
A degreaser for the drivetrain parts.
Lotsa rags.
04-04-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Rolla

Hang on to your chamois: ...

Hang on to your chamois:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
04-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,637
Posted By Rolla

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain...

The only bike I've got discs on is my mountain bike. The cantis on my CX and gravel bikes just feel like normal stopping power to me. I never even think about it.
04-02-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,637
Posted By Rolla

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11...

I've got a singlespeed CX bike and a 1 X 11 gravel bike. Honestly, I prefer the CX bike on almost any ride of less than 50 miles. It's lighter, steers quicker, seems to accelerate and climb better,...
04-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Rolla

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are...

Mountain bike baggies with sewn-in liners are usually overbuilt. I'm a fan of wearing a Zoic Premium liner (https://zoic.com/premium-liner) and a pair of whatever shorts I want.
03-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,331
Posted By Rolla

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to...

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to have someone take a look at you on the bike. Your saddle position (height, angle, fore/aft), bar width and angle, and stem length and rise can all have...
03-31-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Rolla

Really? This article from 2007...

Really? This article from 2007 (https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/thecity/29gear.html) says they're really hot right now. Oh, wait...
03-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rolla

Like a famous local racer once told me: until...

Like a famous local racer once told me: until you're missing the podium by less than a minute, the bike isn't going to make a difference.
03-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Rolla

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed...

Speedplays work with a cleat that has a recessed area for the pedal to go into. They have TONS of float and feel like you're riding on an ice cube. I kinda liked them when I had them.
Shimano (and...
03-26-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,772
Posted By Rolla

"The lady doth protest too much,...

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
03-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Rolla

Hope to see you down here soon.

Hope to see you down here soon.
03-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Rolla

Well, whatever it is, I can only imagine all the...

Well, whatever it is, I can only imagine all the corners that were cut to bring a disc-brake, STI-equipped gravel bike to market at a Wal-Mart price. That crankset is hot garbage. Melt it all down...
03-24-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By Rolla

"Early bikes had only a rear brake. In France,...

"Early bikes had only a rear brake. In France, this usually was a rim brake. The early brakes were not very powerful, so you needed lots of hand power to stop the bike. Most people are right-handed,...
03-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Rolla

Instead of theorizing with forum randos, perhaps...

Instead of theorizing with forum randos, perhaps you should contact your state/local health department or the agency in charge of restrictions and see what they forecast/recommend.
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
03-23-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Rolla

Good call; that seems promising.

Good call; that seems promising.
03-19-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By Rolla

WTB, Panaracer, Maxxis.

WTB, Panaracer, Maxxis.
03-19-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,171
Posted By Rolla

Bad things happen to people every minute of every...

Bad things happen to people every minute of every day, but you gotta keep living your life. Frankly, I feel much safer on my bike than behind the wheel.
03-18-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Rolla

Guess we won't be seeing you in any cyclocross...

Guess we won't be seeing you in any cyclocross races...
03-18-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,772
Posted By Rolla

After the first two, the word got out. ...

After the first two, the word got out.

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03-18-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,772
Posted By Rolla

I love headphones. Ear buds. Bone conductors....

I love headphones. Ear buds. Bone conductors. ANYTHING you want to use that doesn't make me hear your music. Show up on a ride with speakers on your handlebar and you'll get a frame pump through your...
03-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Rolla

Semantic gymnastics. My money's on user error,...

Semantic gymnastics. My money's on user error, not manufacturer "lies."
03-18-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Rolla

Yes, but in the OP you just advised people not to...

Yes, but in the OP you just advised people not to "bother even testing tube-no-tube gravel tires with a tube," not differentiating between brands at all.



Concerned enough to reach out to the...
Forum: BMX
03-17-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By Rolla

Pretty cool artifact! Tony "the Tiger" Murray...

Pretty cool artifact! Tony "the Tiger" Murray autographed the DB poster, but he's more well known as a Haro team rider.

...
03-16-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Rolla

I've never understood the appeal of ignoring your...

I've never understood the appeal of ignoring your chain for long periods of time. To me it's like cleaning the toilet: do it every week and it's an easy five-minute job. Put it off for a month and...
03-15-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Rolla

That depends on where the axle is currently...

That depends on where the axle is currently positioned in the dropout (or track end), and how long the slot is. A 17T cog will set the axle closer to the seat tube, so you need to have enough room in...
03-15-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Rolla

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend....

I'd ask the manufacturer what they recommend. Personally, I wouldn't try to get 900 miles out of a single application of any lube, but that's me.
03-15-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Rolla

48 X 18 = 70 gear inches and 3 skid patch...

48 X 18 = 70 gear inches and 3 skid patch positions

A 44 X 17 = 68 gear inches and 17 skid patch positions.
A 44 X 16 = 72 gear inches and 4 skid patch positions
A 44 X15 = 77 gear inches and...
03-13-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Rolla

Shimano M324 pedals. ...

Shimano M324 pedals.


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03-11-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Rolla

It's a single-speed bike that doesn't coast. When...

It's a single-speed bike that doesn't coast. When you pedal forward, the wheel spins forward; when you pedal backwards, the wheel spins backwards. If you're moving, you're pedaling. I wouldn't...
03-09-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,606
Posted By Rolla

Isn't high school over by now?

Isn't high school over by now?
03-09-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Rolla

I've never had trouble with the Park tool, but...

I've never had trouble with the Park tool, but maybe try the Shimano TLFC-22....
03-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rolla

Quantifying an experience has a tendency to...

Quantifying an experience has a tendency to become more important than the experience itself.
03-02-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,024
Posted By Rolla

I won’t inconvenience or endanger others, but...

I won’t inconvenience or endanger others, but obeying traffic laws can get you killed just as easily as not obeying them.
02-28-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By Rolla

Then get different tires and a proper repair kit....

Then get different tires and a proper repair kit. What's the point of even riding a bike if you're limited to staying within walking distance from home?
02-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Rolla

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel...

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel perfectly comfortable after a dose of proofide and couple of rides; the Professional is probably the stiffest, but the B-17 is pretty supple right out of the...
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