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09-18-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By Phil_gretz

No. Do something with the bar tape, and maybe...

No. Do something with the bar tape, and maybe the cable housings and/or saddle, instead. Tan sidewalls will do nothing for the subject bike.
09-18-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,736
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks. I assembled it. All but the wheels and...

Thanks. I assembled it. All but the wheels and bottle cage clamps are from sellers on AliExpress. The wheels are Velomine. The clamp mounts are from Chain Reaction.

These are decent frames, and...
09-17-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Phil_gretz

Could you remove 3mm of spacers on each side to...

Could you remove 3mm of spacers on each side to convert the existing wheel to 120mm? This seems a better approach in the long run.
09-17-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,736
Posted By Phil_gretz

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These frames are nicely finished. Note the smooth weld transitions at the...
09-17-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,736
Posted By Phil_gretz

2021 Tsunami frame after only...eight months wait

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So, it's a new build that I'm enjoying. I have it set up with 48x17 or...
09-17-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,002
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I don't understand what this means. Are you...

^ I don't understand what this means. Are you condemning or teasing? Is that a common expression now?
09-17-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have a 15-year old Camelbak MULE. It was the...

I have a 15-year old Camelbak MULE. It was the standard back then, and it's held up very well. Think about what additional gear you'll want to carry, and then, make certain that whatever you choose...
09-16-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By Phil_gretz

St. Etienne is likely the other brand. Usually...

St. Etienne is likely the other brand. Usually nothing special, this is likely similar to most steel-cranked, steel rimmed, straight gauge tubed boom bikes with Simplex and Mafac kit. Although a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ While cleat position is #1 in terms of the...

^ While cleat position is #1 in terms of the sequence of fitting, I'll agree that the OP's scenario assumes the same shoes and pedals that he's using on the original bike.

Other unspoken...
09-14-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 51,438
Posted By Phil_gretz

I recommend that you give serious thought to...

I recommend that you give serious thought to scoring criteria before beginning this experiment. Define what makes a positive ride, even subjective or other observable characteristics. Write them...
09-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 51,438
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'll bite. I still have a few vintage steel...

I'll bite. I still have a few vintage steel bikes. Why?

They resonate with something nostalgic deep inside for me. They're the type of bike that I would not consider spending the money for...
09-14-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I'll note that on my fixed gear, I use the...

^ I'll note that on my fixed gear, I use the big-big combination all of the time, even when climbing or descending, so there's that...
09-14-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,104
Posted By Phil_gretz

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I answered a bored "no" to this question. Here is a chart that approximates...
09-14-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By Phil_gretz

There are ways to overcome this. What is your...

There are ways to overcome this. What is your skill level with hand tools, hammering and use of a circular saw? You can build an 8 x 12 shed for well under $700, if you source your wood carefully,...
09-13-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not really down with this change, either. ...

I'm not really down with this change, either. Carry one less fig newton along?
09-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,440
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ The first cogent response to a thread begun...

^ The first cogent response to a thread begun with a silly question. That's why the question would have been better posed on a forum with folks degreed and experienced in the mechanics of materials....
09-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,113
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. Unless or until you gain enough experience...

Yes. Unless or until you gain enough experience to realize that you want to change. Ride what you can reasonably afford and keep it in its best mechanical condition. The rest you will learn on...
09-13-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Phil_gretz

Schwalbe Marathon Plus in the widest size you can...

Schwalbe Marathon Plus in the widest size you can fit. That's what I've run in my commuter bike for four years now. And the riding performance doesn't suffer as much as one might imagine.
09-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,373
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree.

I agree.
09-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,373
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I don't understand ANY of this discussion at...

^ I don't understand ANY of this discussion at all. Really?

The OP complains of soft tissue pressure BETWEEN the supporting points of his pelvic bone(s). That means that it's not the pitch angle...
09-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ there's no reason not to have a spare chain...

^ there's no reason not to have a spare chain waiting, unless of course you have a spare bike waiting instead.
09-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 994
Posted By Phil_gretz

It has to do with "don't block the box"...

It has to do with "don't block the box" enforcement because of near continual congestion on some roads. And by enforcement, I also mean to say that other drivers will let you know if you're...
09-10-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ I don't reject the metaphysical or even the...

^ I don't reject the metaphysical or even the supernatural. I question the necessity of impersonality, that's all. But discussing beyond that would violate the standards of this sub-forum.
09-10-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 891
Posted By Phil_gretz

I really do not understand the thought process...

I really do not understand the thought process going on in this thread. In it, the OP attempts a humorous comparison between forgetfulness and it's natural consequences and the belief in an...
09-10-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 994
Posted By Phil_gretz

Where I live in Northern VA, you will definitely...

Where I live in Northern VA, you will definitely get ticketed while driving if you enter an intersection during a yellow light. The law must be similar to Oregon's, with the interpretation being...
09-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Phil_gretz

I see a bunch of them on eBay right now. What...

I see a bunch of them on eBay right now. What would be your options, anyway, going up to Red?
09-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By Phil_gretz

Isn't Zach Gallardo living in LA now? Why...

Isn't Zach Gallardo living in LA now? Why doesn't he do a video with Kirsten Dunst in it? That'd be something.
09-08-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,538
Posted By Phil_gretz

Could you comment on how much the kit cost and...

Could you comment on how much the kit cost and from where you sourced it?
09-08-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,143
Posted By Phil_gretz

One size fits all? How tall are you? What...

One size fits all? How tall are you?

What is the purpose of this thread, i.e., are you seriously considering laying down $40 to see if you can sort out a Denali enough to make it rideable? If...
09-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,538
Posted By Phil_gretz

Here's the latest solution to the seatpost...

Here's the latest solution to the seatpost problem, a new carbon post with a larger clamp surface. All carbon clamp parts (aside from the fasteners), and they were slipping on a brief test ride last...
09-08-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,538
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've been building up a fixed gear, and it's in...

I've been building up a fixed gear, and it's in the final tweaking stage. Following the last two rides, I've: rotated the bars very slightly to level (forward maybe 3 degrees), re-taped the...
09-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,287
Posted By Phil_gretz

Some observations...

- multi use paths are inherently dangerous for several reasons, even at lower speeds
- the U-turn rider was a woman. A greater concern is that the OP got to watch and evaluate her handling skills...
09-07-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 804
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ little known second use for a bidet...

^ little known second use for a bidet...
09-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By Phil_gretz

I feel the same way about Kirsten Dunst. Even as...

I feel the same way about Kirsten Dunst. Even as she ages, she has a natural, appealing beauty. My wife and I watched her in the re-make of the Civil War era drama, Beguiled, a re-make of the...
09-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By Phil_gretz

The MAAP US web site says two things: (a) SOLD...

The MAAP US web site says two things: (a) SOLD OUT, and (b) $110. That's just crazy right there.

Over in the C & V, the fellows periodically run a $100 challenge, where each contestant must locate...
09-07-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 730
Posted By Phil_gretz

This ^. Fit and saddle adjustment. The...

This ^. Fit and saddle adjustment. The "pain" that you describe doesn't make sense to me. That's not a part of the anatomy that should be in contact with the bicycle at all. PG
09-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes. Similarly done, except cranksets go into a...

Yes. Similarly done, except cranksets go into a box, freewheels and chainrings are hung on pegboard, and small brake parts (straddles, noodles, pads, cartridges, binder bolts, etc.) have their own...
09-06-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,567
Posted By Phil_gretz

Twist off cap cannot be manipulated easily while...

Twist off cap cannot be manipulated easily while riding, unless you (1) sit up to no handed, or (2) use your teeth. The twist off cap is a no-go for me.
09-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,847
Posted By Phil_gretz

Friday morning I wanted to test out a new fixed...

Friday morning I wanted to test out a new fixed gear build for a longer ride. It's a modified track frame, so no bottle bosses.

Benefits of proper cycling jersey: carrying capacity and...
09-06-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Phil_gretz

"Joyously complex, the purchase of a good bicycle...

"Joyously complex, the purchase of a good bicycle today bears little relationship to the simplified experience of yesteryear."

prophetic
09-06-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 797
Posted By Phil_gretz

Kwan ...

Kwan
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09-06-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with this. I've saved one of those...

I agree with this. I've saved one of those cardboard cylinders that contained some document or photo print; the kind with the press-in plastic caps. It's labeled "Spokes", and I have my spare...
09-03-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,089
Posted By Phil_gretz

While we're revived... I was riding my MTB...

While we're revived...

I was riding my MTB in a wooded area along the Potomac River in northern VA. It was a very cold winter day, and I was perspiring when I emerged from the woods onto a...
09-03-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,318
Posted By Phil_gretz

That's a 'no' for me, dog. ...

That's a 'no' for me, dog.
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09-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By Phil_gretz

Being struck by, or crashing into, a car whose...

Being struck by, or crashing into, a car whose driver didn't expect a rider coming from a sidewalk into an intersection is your bike's biggest danger. This is especially true if you are riding...
09-02-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By Phil_gretz

Would you mind specifying which parts you are...

Would you mind specifying which parts you are having trouble sourcing? Maybe the rest of us can help you. I'm not having any trouble, other than shipping and customs delays.
09-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Phil_gretz

Second vote for triathlon shorts. They're the...

Second vote for triathlon shorts. They're the perfect balance of compression/fit and friction/chafing relief. Oh, and you can swim and run in them, too. They're not cheap, generally, though.
09-01-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Phil_gretz

My one son-in-law has been dragged into bicycling...

My one son-in-law has been dragged into bicycling by his wife, my oldest daughter. We ride with them a few times a year.

My other son-in-law does ride MTBs on occasion. I recall that I took him...
09-01-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 457,274
Posted By Phil_gretz

My apologies that this isn't C&V in the least. I...

My apologies that this isn't C&V in the least. I did wait at least six fruit fly lifetimes to receive this frame from Singapore by way of Shanghai, an all aluminum track frame and fork. I did have a...
08-31-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Phil_gretz

Looking at a YouTube video on the Giant Escape 2...

Looking at a YouTube video on the Giant Escape 2 disc right now...Shimano 3x8. Okay. You'll want an 8-speed chain.

SRAM PC-830 with quick link. $9.00 right now at Jenson USA's web site. ...
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