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01-14-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By AeroGut

Depends a lot on your goals and skills. If you...

Depends a lot on your goals and skills. If you want to be at the front end of the pack and have the skills to descend quickly, youíll probably want to go with a light xc bike. If you just want to get...
11-17-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By AeroGut

As mentioned above, old style thumb shifters that...

As mentioned above, old style thumb shifters that are above the bars are nice because you can shift with your palm if your thumb is having trouble. Micro shift sells a 10 spd one:...
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By AeroGut

I think this is an important concern. When I ride...

I think this is an important concern. When I ride flats I like to have a shoe/pedal combination that isnít super grippy so that my foot isnít locked into a potentially slightly wrong position. If...
11-12-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By AeroGut

That wasn't a lesson in grammar. It was a...

That wasn't a lesson in grammar. It was a suggestion to pay attention to the questions from people who are trying to help you and give clear answers. Given that the questioner provided a helpful...
11-01-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By AeroGut

it isnít reverse thread - itís just that the bolt...

it isnít reverse thread - itís just that the bolt needs to go deeper in to the bar in order to release the compression, so you need to screw it in rather than out. Another way to think about it is...
11-01-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By AeroGut

I have to ask - which way are you trying to turn...

I have to ask - which way are you trying to turn them? They usually get damaged because people are trying to "unscrew" them, when in fact you need to turn clockwise and screw the bolt farther in to...
09-30-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By AeroGut

If the cable passes on the outside of the pinch...

If the cable passes on the outside of the pinch bolt (meaning the side farther from the frame), the effective lever arm is shortened quite a bit, which means that you have to apply more force to get...
09-30-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By AeroGut

I suspect the problem here is with your shim, not...

I suspect the problem here is with your shim, not the derailleur. Plenty of people (myself included) run these with shims without any problems. Mine is on a 28.6 steel frame.

With respect to...
09-28-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By AeroGut

+1 on this. For initial installation of this...

+1 on this. For initial installation of this generation of shimano FD, itís important to follow the shimano instructions exactly. If you just put it on like youíre used to doing, itíll likely end up...
08-11-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 662
Posted By AeroGut

For 27Ē positioned cantis, you might have better...

For 27Ē positioned cantis, you might have better luck looking for a used donor bike.
08-07-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By AeroGut

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy...

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy frame. Cannondale was one of the first large brands to use aluminum widely.
04-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,290
Posted By AeroGut

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look...

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look at pics online and compare to yours and it should be fairly obvious which one it is.
04-18-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,290
Posted By AeroGut

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options...

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options indicate a max cog of 46, and the medium cage version only has a total capacity of 39. Usually those specs are a bit conservative, but you may have trouble...
04-13-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,170
Posted By AeroGut

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg...

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg 0.7/0.4/0.7 top tube), which is great if you're looking for the lightest steel frame possible, but not necessarily ideal for a big guy on a big frame....
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By AeroGut

Ohio to Erie Trail alternate bike path route through Cincinnati

PSA for folks riding the Ohio-to-Erie Trail - this winter the Wasson Way bike path was connected to the Murray Path, creating a route between central Cincinnati and the Little Miami/OTE bike path...
02-21-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By AeroGut

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is...

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is somewhat rare, but not unknown. There was a thread on here about one not too long ago, and a lot of folks from the hot and humid (ie sweaty) southeast...
02-03-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By AeroGut

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the...

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the chainstay eyelets would be the anchor points for the treadles?
01-12-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,261
Posted By AeroGut

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that...

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that even with the triple crank, the total range of these drive trains was still pretty narrow. The one with the short cage derailleur had 24-36-46 chainrings...
01-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By AeroGut

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used...

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used stuff rather than new, but it takes patience and time investment to find the good deals. You've got to scour craigslist, pinkbike etc regularly and...
01-12-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,261
Posted By AeroGut

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their...

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their higher end models were specced with short or medium cage derailleurs and triple cranks. But it was considered unusual enough that they included this note...
12-14-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By AeroGut

I'm going to argue the case that the number...

I'm going to argue the case that the number ordering isn't indicative of build quality in this case. The M6000 was the 2x10 or 3x10 spd Deore level groupset. The 5100 is a newer 1x11 spd groupset...
11-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By AeroGut

Maybe also just look out for used MTBs with...

Maybe also just look out for used MTBs with wheels in good shape or just used wheels? With disc wheels, you don't have to worry about brake surfaces being worn down, so it's just a question of still...
11-24-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,427
Posted By AeroGut

Since this thread has been revived, here's an...

Since this thread has been revived, here's an example of a Dorado Cycles Sherpa, which has absolutely no connection to Rocky Mountain or Canada, but people occasionally call them Rocky Mountain...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,491,399
Posted By AeroGut

Yes and no. I was riding Little Miami Scenic...

Yes and no. I was riding Little Miami Scenic Trail (Bike route 3) which is the same trail as Ohio to Erie (Bike Route 1) until Xenia (going north), at which point Little Miami turns off towards...
10-30-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By AeroGut

Remember that what's important is the overall...

Remember that what's important is the overall leverage ratio of the system, and that there are enough variables that they're just targeting an approximate range based on how people typically use...
10-25-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,888
Posted By AeroGut

Geometry wise, top XC bikes continue to get...

Geometry wise, top XC bikes continue to get slacker and add more travel. For example, the newest Scott Spark RC has 67 degree head angle (vs 69 on yours I think) and 120mm of travel in front and rear...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,491,399
Posted By AeroGut

Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter...

Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter this week in Ohio. Apologies to the purists for being non-drive side. Briefcase panniers are a bit unorthodox, but I had one that I use for commuting...
09-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By AeroGut

If it's just the syringe that's bad, you can...

If it's just the syringe that's bad, you can replace it with any plastic syringe that has a luer lock fitting (the threaded bit) on the tip, which is the standard for any needle or tubing connection,...
09-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,561
Posted By AeroGut

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce...

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce MTBs under the Rossignol brand instead of Felt: https://www.rossignol.com/us/rossignol-bikes
09-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By AeroGut

Also, to answer your original question, I believe...

Also, to answer your original question, I believe the shimano model number for those brakes is BR-R550. Instruction manual is here...
09-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,561
Posted By AeroGut

I don't know the background to the decision, but...

I don't know the background to the decision, but they have confirmed this year that they're done with MTBs. Reported here among other places:...
09-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,561
Posted By AeroGut

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like....

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like. It's also a great fast cross-country hardtail, though not as nice as what you got. I'm disappointed Felt gave up on MTBs this year.
09-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By AeroGut

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the...

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the seal is tight, I wouldn't worry too much. The amount of moisture in the air that was trapped in when you closed should be minimal. You just want to...
09-08-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,788
Posted By AeroGut

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard...

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard symmetric 4-bolt 104 BCD chainring based on the prowheel website. Lots of brands make them. Double check that you have room for a slightly larger chainring....
08-18-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By AeroGut

You probably already found this, but in case not,...

You probably already found this, but in case not, Rockshox has a site here: https://trailhead.rockshox.com/en/search/ that you can search by your fork serial number to get exactly which model it is...
05-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 74,106
Views: 12,048,656
Posted By AeroGut

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati ...

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_jjYTXqVw5pCz_0CI0sS_600x450.jpg
...
05-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,284
Posted By AeroGut

Discussed in this thread:...

Discussed in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/939123-tange-prestige-quality.html

Short version: the classic 80's Prestige was 7/4/7 butted, whereas the current "Prestige" that...
05-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By AeroGut

I would be surprised if Litespeed didn't use all...

I would be surprised if Litespeed didn't use all metric. If no one around here knows the answer, I recommend contacting Lynskey. They can probably tell you. Worst case tap it out a tiny bit larger...
04-12-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By AeroGut

Is it a circle with a break in it? It may be the...

Is it a circle with a break in it? It may be the wedge that is the last piece to put into the top of the headset before you put your spacers and stem on.
04-08-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,971
Posted By AeroGut

There are two time considerations here. One is...

There are two time considerations here. One is how long it takes to put the parts on the bike, which isnít a lot if heís worked on bikes before and has access to the right tools.
The second, more...
03-28-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By AeroGut

GURU was prominent in high end triathlon bikes...

GURU was prominent in high end triathlon bikes for a little while, but I don't know anything about that particular model.
03-18-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74,106
Views: 12,048,656
Posted By AeroGut

Serotta Colorado II - $1200 Cincinnati ...

Serotta Colorado II - $1200 Cincinnati

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/wilmington-vintage-serotta-colorado-ii/7293322399.html
...
03-09-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By AeroGut

Full suspension bikes from that era are a tough...

Full suspension bikes from that era are a tough sell. The geometry and technology of trail bikes have changed so much since then that most people aren't interested in an older bike for technical...
03-07-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21,479
Views: 4,118,150
Posted By AeroGut

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_yNfCflm1a1z_0f...

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_yNfCflm1a1z_0fu0bC_600x450.jpg

Seller's description (in all caps of course):
"THIS IS A VERY RARE UNIQUE VINTAGE BICYCLE!
SPECIALIZED BIKE CO MADE THESE FOR...
03-03-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By AeroGut

As I recall, Grant Peterson wrote a bit in the...

As I recall, Grant Peterson wrote a bit in the early Bridgestone catalogs that basically said if youíre a good enough rider to buy this bike youíll know how to use a short cage derailleur with a...
02-24-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By AeroGut

As long as the bb isnít binding on the crank,...

As long as the bb isnít binding on the crank, thereís no need to ďfixĒ it. Just keep an eye on it that it doesnít start to work itself farther out.
If you decide you must get it all the way in,...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By AeroGut

Frederick Md to Wilmington De is about 125 miles,...

Frederick Md to Wilmington De is about 125 miles, which is a good bit longer than 1.25 h drive, especially if you pass Baltimore anywhere near rush hour, which I only mention because it might mean...
02-11-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By AeroGut

yes, definitely a battery mount

yes, definitely a battery mount
02-09-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By AeroGut

You might have already found the Broke Spoke: ...

You might have already found the Broke Spoke:
https://www.thebrokespoke.org/
02-09-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,584
Posted By AeroGut

If that seatpost is a goner, the loose clamp...

If that seatpost is a goner, the loose clamp hardware might be of interest to folks. There are lots of those seatposts around that have lost the lower clamp parts in particular.
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