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10-27-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By Russ Roth

Seems every day around here there's another...

Seems every day around here there's another report of a cyclist getting hit so I skip the roads. However, it seems from my recent experiences driving that some people should have retested after that...
10-27-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By Russ Roth

Hard to argue. 1x on 5 mtbs, 1x on 4 track bikes,...

Hard to argue. 1x on 5 mtbs, 1x on 4 track bikes, and 1x on 2 bmx; saves a lot of money skipping all those shifters and derailleurs and lets me buy more bikes of course.

OP:Outside of Recumbents I...
10-27-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 318
Posted By Russ Roth

I keep a set of 6pt wright sockets in my bike...

I keep a set of 6pt wright sockets in my bike repair cabinet, haven't had a problem with the 14 or 15 not fitting a crankset. Mostly tested on shimano but a couple of sugino and stronglight in there....
10-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By Russ Roth

My wife only ever rode solo on the bike paths...

My wife only ever rode solo on the bike paths which is still true today. Mostly she's just never felt safe riding on the streets due to the cars. She hasn't often commented on anyone saying anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Russ Roth

Buy better rotors. My mtb has had the same rotors...

Buy better rotors. My mtb has had the same rotors for 4 years now and I've never needed to straighten them. Cross bike has been going a year and the same. Quick release hubs can have a problem with...
10-26-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Russ Roth

You're not the first person to say this, but I...

You're not the first person to say this, but I still haven't understood what is so miraculous about this. Everyone seems to point to the seat being in the way but I've never found my seat to be in...
10-26-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Russ Roth

Can only wonder why? There are plenty of used...

Can only wonder why? There are plenty of used bikes that can be bought in any adult frame size with 650c (571iso) wheels which can often be mated to a 26" (559iso) wheel if smaller is desired. Seen...
10-26-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,250
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I've never heard anyone here actually...

Although I've never heard anyone here actually espouse a real rule, 30 miles is a reasonable limit depending on the bike. If you're talking about the lower end versions with the cheap suspension...
10-26-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Russ Roth

Only measurement that matters if the BB is meant...

Only measurement that matters if the BB is meant for the crank is the width of the BB shell. An 05 trek 820 should be a basic 68mm width, your BB should fit it. Read your BB though, it may be for a...
10-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 268
Posted By Russ Roth

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Not a road bike and certainly not a gravel but here's my 4'7"...
10-24-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 684
Posted By Russ Roth

So you're slow and unskilled? How does that...

So you're slow and unskilled? How does that relate to someone else's abilities. I grew up in an area where paving consisted of throwing down a layer of oil and covering it with a layer of loose...
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

Insane. Was this west to east through the plains...

Insane. Was this west to east through the plains with a serious tail wind? I've strained to maintain her average of 21.5mph for 2 hours this summer and have failed to do it for more than about 70...
10-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Russ Roth

Raleigh only made a couple of ti frames, there...

Raleigh only made a couple of ti frames, there was one that was a periwinkle blue that I wanted but couldn't afford. The ti frame will have very small welds, like you would find on a steel bike but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Russ Roth

Really shouldn't be able to but if its a real...

Really shouldn't be able to but if its a real concern get a toe clip strap and strap the crank arm to the main upright beam of the rack, crank arm should easily reach the beam with the inside arm...
Forum: Northeast
10-24-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 248,881
Posted By Russ Roth

Got a night ride in at Glacier Ridge with some...

Got a night ride in at Glacier Ridge with some guys from CLIMB. They set a good pace and made sure I kept up. Had an 1100 lumen cygolite metro and a niterider 500 lumen, set both on medium setting to...
10-24-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Russ Roth

Niterider Lumina Boost 1100 and 900 additional sale

https://www.niterider.com/collections/sale-closeout
Stopped here looking for a helmet mount and thought the prices looked decent on their sale lights. Put one in the cart and discovered there's an...
10-20-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,781
Posted By Russ Roth

I've bent more cassettes (2) then snapped chains...

I've bent more cassettes (2) then snapped chains (1), somehow I don't feel chains are the weak link. Stuck mtb racing when the 34t is good but the next two down are bent over preventing the use of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,891
Posted By Russ Roth

I do, and I'd still bunny hop those, I ride a...

I do, and I'd still bunny hop those, I ride a bike cause I'm too lazy to walk, yup, even a yard.
Forum: Touring
10-05-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Russ Roth

That bike sucks, seriously, its awful. Don't get...

That bike sucks, seriously, its awful. Don't get one like it.

It sounds like this is being over complicated, at 5' your kid should have no problem fitting a 48-50cm bike, personally I'd skip the...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By Russ Roth

Bit late to the question but maybe find out it...

Bit late to the question but maybe find out it any of the magura rim brakes work with road levers. No need to modify a frame for the purpose unless you really want the thru-axle and a new paint job....
Forum: Northeast
10-04-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 248,881
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-04-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,521
Posted By Russ Roth

My kids are in a program called Star Track in...

My kids are in a program called Star Track in NYC, they always have a need for track and road bike parts since most of the kids don't have their own. Its a free program so plenty of kids can't afford...
10-02-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Russ Roth

You will probably need 15mm wrench to remove the...

You will probably need 15mm wrench to remove the rear wheel, 15 or 13mm wrench for the front. A 12 or 13mm wrench or 6mm allen wrench for the stem. Seatpost will be 10 or 11mm wrench or 5mm allen...
10-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't do a 36t, Trek specifies that it shouldn't...

Don't do a 36t, Trek specifies that it shouldn't go larger than 34T which means you risk damage to the frame.

I would however go to a 34t. I run a 34t with 11-42 cassette and find my gearing...
09-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Russ Roth

Any idea how to get it? I saw this one and the...

Any idea how to get it? I saw this one and the price is perfect as is the basic build. No clue how to get it to the states.
09-27-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Russ Roth

XXS Cross bike/frameset for kid with disc brakes

My eldest is outgrowing her current cross bike, she isn't quite out of it yet but is close enough to be truly borderline, while the middle kid needs the bike. Which leaves me looking for a cross...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 248,881
Posted By Russ Roth

We decided on Sat to abandon LI for the wet grass...

We decided on Sat to abandon LI for the wet grass and muddy ruts of the Carpenter Cross race in SE PA since there was something for everyone.
...
09-26-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Russ Roth

Where are you racing? My kids are getting...

Where are you racing? My kids are getting involved and would like to meet up with other kids as well. We're racing the NJ, CT, eastern most PA and Hudson Valley but only on Saturdays. Have to work...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Russ Roth

Its what helps to make up for the lack of hills,...

Its what helps to make up for the lack of hills, kinda like a 14 mile moderate downhill followed by a 14 mile small incline grind. Always amazed when leaving Jones Beach for Captree how easy the wind...
Forum: Introductions
09-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Russ Roth

Own an apple farm? I used to be the pastor of...

Own an apple farm?
I used to be the pastor of the Huron Presbyterian Church up there until a couple years ago and it was a great little community. Also ran a bike clinic in Wolcott to help people...
09-13-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By Russ Roth

I don't really understand the logic to a 29x3,...

I don't really understand the logic to a 29x3, the tires are always absurdly heavy, the rims are typically wider and heavier as a result and if it uses tubes they're heavier as well. Switching to 29"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Russ Roth

I thought I read that but its new enough I didn't...

I thought I read that but its new enough I didn't want to make the claim. I'm not running a campy chain on mine, using a kmc instead since it was lighter, cheaper, easier to install and I've had good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Russ Roth

Wheels are highly dependent, I have several...

Wheels are highly dependent, I have several wheels with swappable freehubs and several without. That said, if I could put a 12sp shimano cassette on my kings and run it I would since the classics...
09-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,305
Posted By Russ Roth

Most of the others have really covered it. Often...

Most of the others have really covered it. Often it isn't a question of if you need a better bike, if the one you have works fine and has nothing wrong with it then the obvious answer is you don't...
09-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Russ Roth

Lots of chainrings will list along the side the...

Lots of chainrings will list along the side the BCD or bolt circle diameter, as well as how many teeth, as long as the BCD is listed everything else should be easy, you can count the number of teeth,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Russ Roth

Shifting system is completely different and I...

Shifting system is completely different and I find easier to use from the hoods and harder to shift from the drops which I hardly ever use since the hoods can be more aero and more comfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By Russ Roth

Also curious as to how durable they are. I picked...

Also curious as to how durable they are. I picked up a 12sp campy compatible edco version for 100.00 and I've had it sitting in a drawer waiting for the current chorus cassette to wear out which it...
09-12-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Russ Roth

The only spot you'll find that particular crank...

The only spot you'll find that particular crank is on ebay, the models have changed multiple times since then.
A good shop should be able to drill and install a Heli-Coil which is typically a...
Forum: Foo
09-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks like a silly, bendable solution. Toss a...

Looks like a silly, bendable solution. Toss a sram hub that takes a cassette but has an internal 3sp built in. Once rode a bike that with its 11/32 cassette and 22/32/42 crank in the lowest gear...
09-11-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Russ Roth

Something like a varsity wouldn't notice a couple...

Something like a varsity wouldn't notice a couple of small holes, just take your time and make the holes as smoothly as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,203
Posted By Russ Roth

Pretty much this. When new owners take over a...

Pretty much this. When new owners take over a shop they have to establish new contracts with the bike brands and if their credit isn't good enough or their business plan isn't strong enough the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Russ Roth

MTB trails near Wisconsin Dells?

The family and I are meeting the in-laws in Wisconsin in a month and the plan is to bring the mountain bikes. Any trails nearby that are recommended? We'll have plenty of time to ride each day and...
09-08-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

Wrong size, wheelchairs often call them 25" and...

Wrong size, wheelchairs often call them 25" and they're the 540iso, I've tried to find nicer rims in that size since my kids' raleigh cx24 came in that size and its such a random one. Managed to find...
09-06-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,668
Posted By Russ Roth

It is possible to build a bike with no Asian made...

It is possible to build a bike with no Asian made parts but not with strictly USA parts. I assume Zipp had their system made overseas? But if you add the EU both Campy and Rotor become options. Campy...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By Russ Roth

Check out other sources than Amazon for bike...

Check out other sources than Amazon for bike parts if you aren't in a rush. I paid 100 for the pedals and have found them affordably elsewhere. If Shimano didn't pull their nonsense on banning...
09-05-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,082
Posted By Russ Roth

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I...

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I had tested a number of bikes with sram red and force and couldn't objectively feel any difference so when I had a no money worry build on my then...
09-05-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Russ Roth

Any particular reason? I view my bike the same...

Any particular reason?
I view my bike the same as the car, I prefer the best tires at the front and would put wider in the front of the bike over the rear if mismatched. Logic for me is that its...
09-05-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,571
Posted By Russ Roth

My preferred outfit is cargo shorts, a t-shirt...

My preferred outfit is cargo shorts, a t-shirt and wool boxer briefs unless I'm racing. Cycling clothing matters a lot for speed, there's lots of wind tests from Zipp, Specialized, Trek, GCN and...
09-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Russ Roth

Be careful of how narrow you go, modern mtb rims...

Be careful of how narrow you go, modern mtb rims tend to be wider to help tire profile but you may find you can't go lower than a 650bx28 or even 30 which should roll fine and fast in comparison to a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By Russ Roth

The above points are all good. Your changes all...

The above points are all good. Your changes all seem good but be careful of the chain, be prepared to replace the rear cassette and possibly a chainring depending on the level of wear, this could...
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