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07-17-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By RockiesDad

I have to confess that I do already have a CX...

I have to confess that I do already have a CX bike. Its CF Redline Conquest that I like very much. Right now I am riding on 25mm tires and its not too bad. I was getting a little greedy wanting a...
07-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By RockiesDad

Is there a category for a fat tired road bike?

Thinking about a N+1 recently and was looking around for a used road bike since I find myself riding roads more often than not. I do however get off the pavement on to hard packed gravel about 10% of...
07-12-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By RockiesDad

x2. Good excuse to get a new bike. It's not like...

x2. Good excuse to get a new bike. It's not like N+1 which is a bit harder to explain to your significant other but now its just a replacement for something that you rode to the ground and got your...
07-12-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By RockiesDad

Thanks DOS for your response! After >200 folks...

Thanks DOS for your response! After >200 folks who opened this thread you were the only one who not only gave your thoughts but actually tried going between both. Yeah!!!
07-09-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By RockiesDad

SRAM crankset question

Thinking about upgrading my crankset to a Force and sticking with SRAM due to having a PF30 BB. My question is currently I have the Apex 2x crankset 10sp and was wondering if an 11sp crankset will...
07-06-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By RockiesDad

Thoughts on generic disk brake pads

Looking for new road pads and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a brand or vendor who has pads that are pretty good? TRP, Shimano, KoolStop, SwissStop are the major players but was...
06-20-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By RockiesDad

They are great for the money. But I would...

They are great for the money. But I would consider them light to medium duty tires. I did get a flat once that was more of a cut than a puncture. I ran over some kind of metal strap and it left a...
06-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a set of these... ...

I have a set of these...

https://www.psimet.com/shop/gravel-and-adventure-wheels/disc-brake/28mm-aluminum-tubeless-clincher-disc-brake/

They are pretty solid for the money. They are about 1700...
06-10-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay I'll check the easy stuff first. Thanks...

Okay I'll check the easy stuff first. Thanks...
06-08-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By RockiesDad

starting to creak bottom bracket question

I have a carbon frame with PF30 bottom bracket with SRAM Apex 2x cranks and have started to notice that under heavy load (like peddling uphill standing up) that I can hear something creaking near the...
06-08-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,083
Posted By RockiesDad

My entry... For Sale...

My entry... For Sale...
04-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By RockiesDad

Front derailler shifting

I'm wondering if my front derailler is slightly out of adjustment or if something else needs needs to be replaced like cables. It is difficult to shift from the small ring 34T to big ring 46T when in...
04-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By RockiesDad

You'll feel it but soon after you will want more....

You'll feel it but soon after you will want more. I did this in steps starting with 36T/28T (front/rear) then to 34T/28T and ended up with 34T/34T. Now I am thinking about 34T/36T due to wanting just...
04-06-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By RockiesDad

Not sure if you can get a 32T unless your crank...

Not sure if you can get a 32T unless your crank can handle it. Most cranks max out at 34T for 110BDC.IIRC


Edit: Opps just read you have a 1X. My bad...
03-02-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By RockiesDad

I have Spyres with Apex levers and Jagwire...

I have Spyres with Apex levers and Jagwire housings on my CX. Love them. The original pads did wear out about 1500mi and now using the regular resin Shimano pads and its been working for me also. I...
02-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,713
Posted By RockiesDad

46/34 with 11-34 cassette here. Need a little bit...

46/34 with 11-34 cassette here. Need a little bit more, not quite enough...

Tempted to try 11-36 out in back but not sure if RD can handle it. SRAM Apex mid-cage rated at 32T max and i pushed it...
02-06-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By RockiesDad

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt... ...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

Well, had to walk back to the car as my prize. Get a quick link...
02-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a year earlier model that I recently...

I have a year earlier model that I recently acquired and refurbished. Its a very comfortable bike for an old guy like me. I think the carbon frame and upright riding position makes it so. It has the...
01-28-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,231
Posted By RockiesDad

Well for me I have a clear case. So if my ICE is...

Well for me I have a clear case. So if my ICE is tucked in there, just by picking up my phone and hopefully flipping it around a little will show my info. But then again not everyone has a clear...
01-27-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,231
Posted By RockiesDad

I like this idea the best and easiest to...

I like this idea the best and easiest to implement. Since most of us carry a cell phone, hopefully in a case, this would work very nicely even if your phone is dead.
01-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By RockiesDad

Explanation please... Is it just due to the oval...

Explanation please... Is it just due to the oval rings or is shifting a whole lot better too?
01-15-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,169
Posted By RockiesDad

Put some road tires on your gravel bike and have...

Put some road tires on your gravel bike and have a go at it. You'll be surprised how fast and comfortable it can be. 28mm is a good size for both road and easy gravel. No need for a new bike unless...
01-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,231
Posted By RockiesDad

I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the...

I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the other day. I did get one one for my poochie boy Rocky and now maybe I should get one for myself. It worked for him when he got lost and hopefully should...
01-14-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,231
Posted By RockiesDad

In case of emergency...

I usually ride by myself and once is awhile go off the beaten path. It occurred to me that if anything happened and then find myself unconscious, no one would know who I am or who to contact in case...
11-28-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By RockiesDad

Okay, seems there is no harm running the longer...

Okay, seems there is no harm running the longer chain all the time. I do have a medium cage derailler to pick up the slack so no worries there. Cool...
11-27-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By RockiesDad

Chain length question

I have two wheelsets. One with a 11-28T and the second with 11-34T cassette. I am currently using the 11-28T and was wondering if I need to shorten the chain when using this cassette. It works fine...
11-09-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By RockiesDad

Start shopping around. The summer season is over...

Start shopping around. The summer season is over so not a lot of bike are being sold now so you might be able to find a marked down bike somewhere...

Are you going to race CX? If yes, then get a...
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By RockiesDad

Just to confuse you a bit more... My daughter has...

Just to confuse you a bit more... My daughter has a vintage Specialized Crossroads she got for about $100. It needed some work but overall a very nice riding bike. Might want to look for some of...
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By RockiesDad

Steel vintage Specialized Allez

Got this '86 or so steel Allez that I recently cleaned up and was thinking about getting rid of it. The components are okay but not all matching. I think I got about a $100 into it so far. It looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,220
Posted By RockiesDad

My rule of thumb FWIW is to always un-clip...

My rule of thumb FWIW is to always un-clip "before" you stop and make that a habit. Even if you don't make a complete stop just clip back in when you start moving again.

Mountain biking is...
08-15-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By RockiesDad

I agree with this. Start with your hands in the...

I agree with this. Start with your hands in the drops for the most comfortable hand position there. Next adjust where the briffers/brakes should go with your hands on the hoods. This is where I spend...
08-13-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By RockiesDad

These are for six hole rotor/hubs. Actually they...

These are for six hole rotor/hubs. Actually they are called shims...

https://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=757

If you got center lock hubs there might be a washer or something to use. Not...
08-10-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By RockiesDad

Show us your vintage or early carbon fiber bikes

Here is my early '90s carbon fiber bike with AL lugs and fork. I think they came out earlier but still had AL lugs vs all carbon frame. This particular Specialize has black carbon fiber but one of my...
08-10-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By RockiesDad

Keep your crank and just swap the inner chain...

Keep your crank and just swap the inner chain ring to a 34T. Pretty cheap and easy swap. The medium cage Rival RD can be pushed to 11-34T cassette. This is what I have with my cheap Apex and it works...
08-10-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By RockiesDad

I have two wheel sets for my one bike. One has...

I have two wheel sets for my one bike. One has 17mm inner width for 25c road tires and the other has 20mm inner width for 35c gravel tires. The trick I think is to use the correct spacers/shims for...
08-07-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,615
Posted By RockiesDad

My $0.02 is first determine what kind of riding...

My $0.02 is first determine what kind of riding you are going to do and how many miles etc. Then decide on a budget. Without defining some of your own goals you'll go nuts trying to test ride every...
07-19-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By RockiesDad

Exactly. :thumb: The hunt is on for a...

Exactly. :thumb:

The hunt is on for a setback seat post. Also, I'll just ignore the modern vs vintage look thing I was worried about.

BTW the frame fits is perfect. I'm just trying to dial...
07-18-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By RockiesDad

Okiee, sounds good to me....

Okiee, sounds good to me....
07-18-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By RockiesDad

Modern seats on vintage bikes

Do modern road seats look weird on vintage road bikes? Wasn't very happy with my old seat on my Specialized steel frame bike so I swapped out a modern seat I had laying around. Its much more...
07-18-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By RockiesDad

I have a vintage road bike that I feel need a bit...

I have a vintage road bike that I feel need a bit more seat setback. Will need to get me one of these offset seat post...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By RockiesDad

Black Mountain Cycles is at the top of my list...

Black Mountain Cycles is at the top of my list for my next steel bike if I ever decide to get one. They have road and gravel frames that can fit wide tires. Check it out...

Home - Black Mountain...
06-28-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By RockiesDad

Keep at it. It gets better over time... I'm...

Keep at it. It gets better over time...

I'm finding that I need a couple of recovery days after a long ride (>2 hours or so). That and a lot of naps in between. I'm blaming it on old age... ...
06-26-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,751
Posted By RockiesDad

Does Performance Bike count as a LBS? Check out...

Does Performance Bike count as a LBS? Check out the Fuji bikes there while they are on sale. My daughter just picked up a xsmall womens bike with Shimano 105 components and TRP Spyre mechanical disk...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,516
Posted By RockiesDad

x2. A value oriented tire for sure...

x2. A value oriented tire for sure...
06-14-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,087
Posted By RockiesDad

Take a ride up north to Point Reyes and check out...

Take a ride up north to Point Reyes and check out Black Mountain Cycles. This is near the top on my list...

Home - Black Mountain Cycles (http://www.blackmtncycles.com/)
06-14-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By RockiesDad

A good deal but a funky bracket

My daughter just bought a Fuji Finest 1.0 womens road bike from Performance Bike for commuting and doing a few tri races. She only paid $800 for an AL frame with Shimano 105 components and TRP Spyer...
06-06-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 110,211
Posted By RockiesDad

Thanks but why??? I should have waited...

Thanks but why???

I should have waited another couple of years before I bought this bike. I think the U-brake near the BB was a pretty bad marketing mistake...
06-04-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 110,211
Posted By RockiesDad

My contribution to this thread. Original owner...

My contribution to this thread. Original owner from 1988...https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_1139_1__9e06ad4fa060846e7d841e217aaee2a51e3442db.jpg...
06-03-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By RockiesDad

Show us your vintage steel Specialized bikes

Just finished cleaning my latest acquisition and am having a proud papa moment. Just took it out for its maiden ride and my thoughts are mixed. I like looking at it and think its great (should have...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By RockiesDad

I wear contact lenses and this is a must for me....

I wear contact lenses and this is a must for me. I also do not want my eyes to dry out due to the wind. Not sure about the rain due to not wanting to ride when its wet outside...
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