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05-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Rolla

You can (carefully) remove the cover with an...

You can (carefully) remove the cover with an exacto knife and put grease (not oil) in the bearings.



Maybe/probably, but I wouldn't assume it. Take a look at the numbers.
05-19-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Rolla

A fitness bike isn't necessarily a stationary...

A fitness bike isn't necessarily a stationary bike. https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/c/B420/
05-19-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 275
Posted By Rolla

The cup reminds me of an old Suntour VX bottom...

The cup reminds me of an old Suntour VX bottom bracket, but the teeth aren't the right size. It had a lockring and allowed for an adjustable chainline, IIRC.
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Forum: Introductions
05-19-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By Rolla

Welcome, neighbor!

Welcome, neighbor!
05-19-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By Rolla

What "results" will you be comparing, besides lap...

What "results" will you be comparing, besides lap times?
05-19-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Rolla

There's no "maximum " stem length, but once you...

There's no "maximum " stem length, but once you get beyond 120mm, you're might be on a too-small frame. But it all depends on all kinds of other measurements, and not everyone is built the same. Look...
05-19-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By Rolla

Go outside. Check the temperature. Dress yourself.

Go outside. Check the temperature. Dress yourself.
05-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By Rolla

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place...

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place you in a position that will take some getting used to. Chamois cream, a padded liner, a firm, well-adjusted saddle, and some hours on the bike should...
05-17-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rolla

This place has become a sock drawer.

This place has become a sock drawer.
05-17-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rolla

As is the one constant in all of your...

As is the one constant in all of your astonishingly insipid posts, you once again seem to think that what you personally do and think applies to everyone else. I have a hard time believing that...
05-17-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Rolla

Know Your Roots! Cool Video Inside

https://youtu.be/242BZrw-U2U
05-16-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By Rolla

Try riding it one-legged for a block or two;...

Try riding it one-legged for a block or two; might wobble it loose.
05-16-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rolla

^ has evidently never heard of cardio. 🤦‍♂️

^ has evidently never heard of cardio. 🤦‍♂️
05-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Rolla

To ride a bike one mile from the car to the...

To ride a bike one mile from the car to the campsite doesn’t seem worth rushing to modify a fork that is currently working. Have some patience, take the proper measurements, and shop around for a...
05-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Rolla

Well, as the old mechanic's adage says, "look at...

Well, as the old mechanic's adage says, "look at the last thing you did to it." If the rebuild was at all recent, I'd start there.
05-16-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Rolla

For loose ball (or cage and ball) bearings, they...

For loose ball (or cage and ball) bearings, they should be the same size and number as the originals. If it's a cartridge bearing, it has to match the old one.
...
05-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolla

Then that would be "conventional." ...

Then that would be "conventional."

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05-16-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolla

Of course, you could always consult the manual: ...

Of course, you could always consult the manual:

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05-16-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Rolla

Same post in every thread. Nothing suspicious...

Same post in every thread. Nothing suspicious here.
05-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By Rolla

Wrong (again).

Wrong (again).
05-16-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Rolla

Not likely. Plus, you said the noise occurs...

Not likely. Plus, you said the noise occurs whether you are pedaling or not.
05-16-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Rolla

Keep in mind that the two might not be related....

Keep in mind that the two might not be related. For example, the numb hand might be caused by your positioning on the bikes, while the foot could be a symptom of sciatica. I would approach each...
05-15-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By Rolla

Nope. The sidewall flexes too much for a patch to...

Nope. The sidewall flexes too much for a patch to reliably hold there. And your puncture is right along the bead, so there isn't enough tire to glue a patch to, even if it would hold. Which it won't....
05-15-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By Rolla

Google "numb hands while cycling." ...

Google "numb hands while cycling."

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05-15-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Rolla

My three NiteRider Luminas have been working...

My three NiteRider Luminas have been working reliably for a loooong time. But if you don't like their styling, look at others. Maybe you'll find Lezyne more arousing.
05-15-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolla

I don’t think it will have any ill effect; the...

I don’t think it will have any ill effect; the clamp will still squeeze the seat tube around the post. You could always rotate the clamp a little, I suppose.
05-15-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 441
Posted By Rolla

Neither fixable nor rideable, IMO

Neither fixable nor rideable, IMO
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Rolla

It's also an old trick to get around online forum...

It's also an old trick to get around online forum naughty word filters, not that I would ever do such a thing. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 440
Posted By Rolla

I jettisoned about 80% of my CDs last summer, and...

I jettisoned about 80% of my CDs last summer, and put aside the remaining "keepers" in a box. I decided that any of the keepers that didn't get played within a year would be liquidated. Looks like...
05-15-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Rolla

Be sure to bed in the pads and rotors before...

Be sure to bed in the pads and rotors before doing a lot of hard stops. Your ears will thank you later.
05-15-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Rolla

We sell State at my shop, and consensus there is...

We sell State at my shop, and consensus there is that they're fine. Unexceptional and not especially light, they’re a low-cost, basic steel frameset that performs reasonably well and should last a...
05-14-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Rolla

The pads probably need to be bedded in. The shop...

The pads probably need to be bedded in. The shop should have told you how to do this, but here's a tutorial:

https://youtu.be/BWQxGzHQZVU

If you prefer print:
...
05-14-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Rolla

Once I have a bike's saddle, stem, and handlebar...

Once I have a bike's saddle, stem, and handlebar set up, I'm done. Leave it alone and you'll get used to it; fiddle with it every week and you never will.
05-14-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By Rolla

Ah, my apologies for misunderstanding your...

Ah, my apologies for misunderstanding your question. :o

Conceivably the ribbed one it offers more grip, although I don't think there's much difference in practice; IMO, it's more about the length...
05-14-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I'm aware that different rings wear at...

Yes, I'm aware that different rings wear at different rates; that's why I only said the OP's might be getting worn.

Whenever I replace a chain, I take the opportunity to evaluate the cog and...
05-14-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Rolla

Agreed on the FD height, but regarding the...

Agreed on the FD height, but regarding the chainring teeth, if they aren't worn yet, they might be on their way. A closeup photo would help, but new chains and new teeth always play better together.
05-14-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By Rolla

It doesn't "matter" per se, but you'll probably...

It doesn't "matter" per se, but you'll probably get a better, more uniform clamping force using the gasket that was designed for the seatpost mount, rather than the one for the seatstay mount.
05-13-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Rolla

I bought an All City with Tektro HD-R280 Hydros...

I bought an All City with Tektro HD-R280 Hydros last summer, and I assumed I'd replace them before Labor Day. Now it's May, and they're the only stock components remaining. I have absolutely zero...
05-13-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Rolla

I have two friends who have had hernia surgeries...

I have two friends who have had hernia surgeries within the last two years. I don't know if they underwent the same procedures as yours, but both of them were able to fully resume cycling at their...
05-13-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Rolla

Here’s some info on Sekai bikes, in case I was...

Here’s some info on Sekai bikes, in case I was mistaken. Like I said, Sakae was a guess, although the fork crown matches the second photo. Hopefully the seller can give you the scoop.
...
05-13-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Rolla

Here's a 2005 that looks nearly identical. ...

Here's a 2005 that looks nearly identical.

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05-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Rolla

I'm guessing they mean Sakae, although they...

I'm guessing they mean Sakae, although they spelled it wrong in two different ways in the ad. They are Japanese, part of the SR Sakae company that makes a lot of parts. That one could be a Ringyo, or...
05-12-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Rolla

^ Good advice. Don't throw away any old parts, at...

^ Good advice. Don't throw away any old parts, at least for awhile.
05-12-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Rolla

Just be aware that if the chain has stretched to...

Just be aware that if the chain has stretched to the point that it needs replacing, the replacement chain might not mesh well with the old cog and chainring teeth; they can get wallowed out as a...
05-12-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5,198
Views: 3,654,760
Posted By Rolla

Just took delivery of this Ritchey Ascent today....

Just took delivery of this Ritchey Ascent today. Looking forward to the build!

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05-12-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Rolla

I bought a PacSafe retractable combo lock a few...

I bought a PacSafe retractable combo lock a few years ago, but it’s honestly no easier or more convenient than the small Kryptonite U-lock that fits in my back pocket, and is nowhere near as secure....
05-12-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Rolla

Here...

Here (https://cyclingtips.com/2019/03/best-pocket-locks-reviewed-and-cafe-bike-security/) are a few.
05-12-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Rolla

I would definitely want full contact between the...

I would definitely want full contact between the brake lever clamp and the bar, even if clamping them to the 26mm diameter places them further outboard. I don't know of any conical shim that would...
05-12-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Rolla

They are called headset cups. Sometimes they are...

They are called headset cups. Sometimes they are "integrated" -- a permanent part of the head tube, and sometimes they are separate pieces, pressed in with a headset press.



If they accept the...
Forum: BMX
05-12-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Rolla

I think you mean a bash guard? ...

I think you mean a bash guard?

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