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08-04-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually I preferred to use a similar line, tell...

Actually I preferred to use a similar line, tell people who have no clue what wear is such a small number and you get some funny looks over how little wear there is. Personally this is why I always...
08-04-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By Russ Roth

You're confusing the issue somewhat. The...

You're confusing the issue somewhat. The freewheel is of zero importance to the centering of the wheel. Wheels should be 3 things; straight, true and round. Round is obvious, straight means no side...
08-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't do this, ever. A square taper is a friction...

Don't do this, ever. A square taper is a friction fit, grease is an anti-friction lubricant and does not belong on a square taper.
I would bet money that it isn't tight enough. Skip the whole torque...
08-04-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Russ Roth

Building off others, a lot of old steel rims are...

Building off others, a lot of old steel rims are limited to 60psi, doesn't matter that the tire says, used to see people trying to inflate tires to 90psi cause it says so and wondering why it sounded...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Russ Roth

Price doesn't have a lot to do with covid so much...

Price doesn't have a lot to do with covid so much as general inflation. My wife's c-dale caadx was 1200 with tiagra, 105 level bikes have been in the 1300-1500 range for several years now. Tourney...
08-03-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By Russ Roth

Had the right knee done 2 years ago, 2 tears but...

Had the right knee done 2 years ago, 2 tears but like you no arthritis though the doc suggested that the way it looked I might start getting it in a couple years. In and out procedure, done in 4...
08-02-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Russ Roth

Are the other spokes bladed? Might be 80 extra...

Are the other spokes bladed? Might be 80 extra for lighter and more aero which makes for a better overall value. If you did two wheelsets and ran them back to back on the same climb with the same...
07-28-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Russ Roth

You mention you followed Phil's instruction, if...

You mention you followed Phil's instruction, if this is their style did you put the spindle in backwards? The drive side will typically stick out longer due to the gears and putting it in backwards...
07-27-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Russ Roth

Your headset is indexed, it comes from general...

Your headset is indexed, it comes from general wear and tear. You can pull apart the headset and clean and grease the bearings and races which will make it better but the best solution is to replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
Posted By Russ Roth

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the...

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the chainring is worn. Hang the bike from something so its eye level and spin the crank a couple turns, the goal is to move the chain on the chainring...
07-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Russ Roth

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and...

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and flipped them upside down, strapped the handlebar to the front and the seat to the rear.
That said, my last 4 bike carriers were 20-25.00 each and...
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Russ Roth

I was being slow on the frame size to steerer...

I was being slow on the frame size to steerer tube cut, I think its because all the bikes from mini to expert use the same wheel size and only seem to get longer top tubes. Too used to road and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Russ Roth

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even,...

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even, of what importance can that possibly have? I would never think using 100% front is correct except for scrubbing some speeds on long steep descents...
07-19-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By Russ Roth

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette,...

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette, new chain to handle the different gearing in all likelihood and a 39t small ring. This would have been the max climbing gearing that system was...
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Russ Roth

Just picked up some long finger BMX gloves for...

Just picked up some long finger BMX gloves for MTBing, something about the poison ivy currently covering parts of my hands, didn't think they'd be good for track but I'll be bringing them with me...
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, I'll be hanging out there tomorrow watching...

Nice, I'll be hanging out there tomorrow watching my daughter race the juniors 11-12 as well as the other afternoon races. Some fast kids riding there.
07-15-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,904
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm more about roof racks on small cars, can mess...

I'm more about roof racks on small cars, can mess with the gas but they look good up there and are easy to mount multiple bikes on. The down side to 1 1/4 is that only the racks that hang bikes can...
07-13-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Russ Roth

With either one, if the wheel slips it will slide...

With either one, if the wheel slips it will slide forward on the drive side only and slam the wheel into the non-drive stay. I've seen this at the track with worn axle nuts and I've seen it on the...
07-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Russ Roth

My rule of thumb working in a shop, for mine and...

My rule of thumb working in a shop, for mine and the customers' bikes was third time, replace the wheel. Sometimes with a back wheel if the chain was dropped into the spokes it would be the reason...
07-10-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got a single carbon bike, while I like it...

I've got a single carbon bike, while I like it and enjoy the ride I find it less then ideal. It was built using parts from a previous build and I'm no longer the person who found a 53/39 175mm crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 849
Posted By Russ Roth

I would suggest for something new the 4700 series...

I would suggest for something new the 4700 series of Tiagra cranks as well if you want 10sp specific. Good sturdy parts. Will come in a 50/34 and 170.
07-07-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Russ Roth

I've yet to have an issue with it, usually its...

I've yet to have an issue with it, usually its getting the bead to seat but in that vein, perhaps the bead seating tool by park?
https://www.parktool.com/product/tire-seater-pts-1
It is used to pry...
07-06-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By Russ Roth

You should never confuse stout with sturdy, stout...

You should never confuse stout with sturdy, stout just means its heavy. I've never been lighter then 240lbs after putting on my freshmen 15 plus some extra and have had plenty of sub 18lb bikes that...
07-04-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,174
Posted By Russ Roth

Yes but you can always make them better, like a...

Yes but you can always make them better, like a liner for the pinto's tank so its less explody or a better window heater so your hands stay warmer in the winter pushing the yugo up the local hills.
...
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By Russ Roth

I do, although there were some really sweet...

I do, although there were some really sweet looking quill stems they were few and far between and most were fairly generic looking and bland, no prettier then a threadless but with none of the...
06-25-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,971
Posted By Russ Roth

That's just the minor language spelling...

That's just the minor language spelling difference in our Englishes; that's boink and not used much anymore that I've heard.

My own experience, fatigue is something that you can feel developing...
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 881
Posted By Russ Roth

Shirts, socks, underwear all change daily, shorts...

Shirts, socks, underwear all change daily, shorts are good for 3-4 days, although I like to lean towards commando I don't own enough shorts to do laundry that often. Actually I have more kilts than...
06-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually what you did was shoot down his very...

Actually what you did was shoot down his very valid opinion with a lot of personal nonsense.
OP, when it comes to 27", all the sizes will fit just don't ever buy anything advertised as 27.5 which is...
06-22-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

I prefer the socket style, haven't found walking...

I prefer the socket style, haven't found walking off to be an issue like it is for cartridge BBs. I like that I can use a ratchet to facilitate getting it screwed in quick and easy, and the leverage...
06-20-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Russ Roth

Not to be too rude, but why? There are plenty of...

Not to be too rude, but why? There are plenty of gravel tires that will move fast anywhere that bike is meant to go. Pick a good all-around tire like the Donnelly X'Plor USH, there are other tires...
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Russ Roth

Use two different crank arms. There are a couple...

Use two different crank arms. There are a couple different cranks you can buy in significantly different lengths, you suggested a 2cm difference. Origin 8 makes a couple cranks that come in a range...
Forum: Foo
06-14-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 886
Posted By Russ Roth

I always hated the swallows till they saved the...

I always hated the swallows till they saved the dog's life. Wife has a 4lb runty chihuahua that's half blind and indifferent to everything around her unless she can bark at it. Out in the yard one...
06-08-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,374
Posted By Russ Roth

Check out Milwaukee bikes through Ben's cycles,...

Check out Milwaukee bikes through Ben's cycles, right in line with good steel and US production.
06-02-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't know about shipping to Canada but with...

Don't know about shipping to Canada but with Bike24 I toss in ancillaries to make up for the 20.00 (US) shipping. Around me, tubes are 8-12 and 20 for latex. I can toss in 2 latex tubes for race day,...
05-31-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,964
Posted By Russ Roth

Nothing like wishing someone ill will for wanting...

Nothing like wishing someone ill will for wanting to follow their own path. It might not be the best idea, and its at his own risk; so why wish harm?
05-30-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Russ Roth

Bolt didn't break, that looks like a BB with the...

Bolt didn't break, that looks like a BB with the threaded section extending out from the spindle and uses an axle nut, not a bolt. Still uses the same exact tool but more care has to be taken. I...
05-30-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,964
Posted By Russ Roth

Why? I know plenty of people who refer to items,...

Why? I know plenty of people who refer to items, myself included, as the front fork and the rear stays. Yes, I know the difference between seat and chain stays and I've never seen a rear fork or...
05-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Russ Roth

Paved as far as I can remember. I believe the...

Paved as far as I can remember. I believe the whole line from the Bronx through to the bridge is all paved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,149
Posted By Russ Roth

I suspect with the awd the idea is that rather...

I suspect with the awd the idea is that rather than unweighting the front to get more rear traction you can put more weight forward and the front will dig in. I've always hated the long climbs in...
05-21-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By Russ Roth

Its really just a matter of riding more and...

Its really just a matter of riding more and getting stronger, or plan to pay for some real upgrades. Hills are always a challenge for everyone, nothing wrong with riding till you can't and then...
05-21-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Russ Roth

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness,...

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness, they don't look too stiff. If you want more pad contact take a knife and trim the bottoms, don't do this with the wheel in the bike at the same time,...
05-20-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I can't recall arguing with Andrew on...

Although I can't recall arguing with Andrew on anything previous, his rant is pointless in this case. On something like a LHT cross levers or interrupter levers are a great addition. No one is...
05-20-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Russ Roth

As was already mentioned, your pads are upside...

As was already mentioned, your pads are upside down. The thicker part goes at the bottom. With many aluminum rims the sides are straight up and down and the angle of the pad isn't as significant but...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, it'll have nice thick, chunky cogs; it's a...

Nope, it'll have nice thick, chunky cogs; it's a 2x6 bike.


OP, at the end of the day touring isn't exactly the cheapest endeavor out there, it can be done cheap, I know, I've done it. Rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,996
Posted By Russ Roth

Have never cared for sora, just too cheaply made...

Have never cared for sora, just too cheaply made so 105 even with rim brakes. Will echo those who say the new tiagra, in my experience it is just a 1 cog less 105 quality group and the new set has...
05-09-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,308
Posted By Russ Roth

As long as the top of the steerer tube sits above...

As long as the top of the steerer tube sits above the top bolt of the stem there isn't a need for the spacer. I can see wanting one there but not being there isn't incorrect. I can see brands wanting...
05-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Russ Roth

I ride 25mm and do just fine and I'm heavier then...

I ride 25mm and do just fine and I'm heavier then you. Skidding just means you're squeezing the levers too hard or you need to shift your weight. If you have to stop hard and fast move your weight...
05-04-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,904
Posted By Russ Roth

i don't, it's called a hard dog hidden hitch....

i don't, it's called a hard dog hidden hitch. Took me just under 3hours to install with an 8yo passing me the nuts and bolts for assembly. All the rear trim is pulled off along with the bumper and it...
05-03-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,904
Posted By Russ Roth

You just have to learn how to pack like its a...

You just have to learn how to pack like its a game of tetris, and nothing will shift when I blow past a durango around the corners without slowing down. :p
...
04-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,362
Posted By Russ Roth

We also should have stopped at the model-T. It...

We also should have stopped at the model-T. It ran (slowly) it stopped (sorta) lacked all the gadgets and gizmos, was light and would get you where you had to go (eventually), was light weight and...
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