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09-16-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By cxwrench

They? There's only one of them. It's set up as a...

They? There's only one of them. It's set up as a track wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By cxwrench

The OP said nothing about new shoes, just a...

The OP said nothing about new shoes, just a different bike. Cleat position is a non-issue in this case.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By cxwrench

I would much rather have a pair of wheels built...

I would much rather have a pair of wheels built on the HED Belium + rims mentioned previously (Ardennes is their pre built wheel) than ride anything from Mavic. I know thousands and thousands of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 647
Posted By cxwrench

I don't think the OP meant to say that 5cm is...

I don't think the OP meant to say that 5cm is optimal for everyone, I think he means it's just for his case.
09-14-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 883
Posted By cxwrench

We used diesel for a long time before it got...

We used diesel for a long time before it got banned from all of the big races here in the states in about '05. For the last bunch of years my favorite without a doubt has to be Pedro's Degreaser. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,413
Posted By cxwrench

If we were both on the road and this situation...

If we were both on the road and this situation came up you can bet your bottom dollar I'd say to your face if you refused to communicate at all. It's not that hard, you should try it sometime...in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,413
Posted By cxwrench

Are you really this big of an anti-social idiot?...

Are you really this big of an anti-social idiot? 'Awkward AF'? Are you serious? You couldn't have just said 'no thanks, i'm doing my own ride'? You should probably stay in mom's basement, the real...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,413
Posted By cxwrench

No, the most simple solution is to announce...

No, the most simple solution is to announce yourself and talk to the other rider. Jesus, is it that hard to just f'ing communicate?
09-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, whatever you say.

Ok, whatever you say.
09-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

You're quite the over-thinker aren't you? Just...

You're quite the over-thinker aren't you? Just clean it as well as you can and move on. It's never going to stay perfect for more than a couple rides so it's just not worth worrying about.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,413
Posted By cxwrench

Didn't we just have an entire thread about this?

Didn't we just have an entire thread about this?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,413
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Definitely not ok. Always ask...

^This^

Definitely not ok. Always ask permission and be ready for whatever answer you get. Think about it...did you 2 start your ride together? No. To just jump on someone's wheel unannounced is...
09-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By cxwrench

If you do this it's definitely going to effect...

If you do this it's definitely going to effect how your bike handles. It was designed around an 80mm fork w/ a 26" wheel. What you want to do is a huge change, I was say a negative change. I went...
09-13-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

That's not a carbon bike. The fork is carbon,...

That's not a carbon bike. The fork is carbon, frame is aluminum.
09-12-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Get a good 160mm rotor and pads. Don't...

^This^ Get a good 160mm rotor and pads. Don't ride the rear brake. Use your front brake properly. The larger rotor isn't going to be any better, it'll just lock up easier and it'll still get cooked.
09-12-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By cxwrench

Unscrew the cups.

Unscrew the cups.
09-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

I strongly recommend NOT taking them apart. So...

I strongly recommend NOT taking them apart. So does Shimano.
09-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By cxwrench

Double in front or single? Which GX derailleur? ...

Double in front or single? Which GX derailleur?
ETA: Nevermind, I'd think that would work.
09-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By cxwrench

Pedaling backwards. Nothing you do at the...

Pedaling backwards. Nothing you do at the derailleur will change what's happening when you back pedal.
09-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,747
Posted By cxwrench

No more posts like this please. This is just...

No more posts like this please. This is just stupid, you haven't provided any useful advice at all. Grease the threads 'to ensure optimal mechanical performance of the new pedals'? Really?
09-11-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

Watch some YT videos, sounds like your cable...

Watch some YT videos, sounds like your cable tension is low. Art's Cyclery has a great channel. The adjuster on the right side of the down tube is an attempt by Shimano to make it easier to adjust...
09-11-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By cxwrench

I can't believe anyone has replied seriously to...

I can't believe anyone has replied seriously to this, nor can I believe that a mod hasn't closed it yet. :wtf:
09-11-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By cxwrench

Please explain to me how making ANY adjustment at...

Please explain to me how making ANY adjustment at all to the rear derailleur will help solve this problem. I'll wait.
09-11-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 858
Posted By cxwrench

And what's wrong w/ the threaded end of your...

And what's wrong w/ the threaded end of your skewer? It is on backwards?
09-11-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

This happnes ALL THE TIME with Shimano shifters....

This happnes ALL THE TIME with Shimano shifters. Spray WD40 into the shifter where the cable goes in. Do NOT try to take it apart. Spray the WD in and shift it a bunch. They'll start to work...
09-11-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By cxwrench

If your brake is rubbing on your tire you're...

If your brake is rubbing on your tire you're gonna need to adjust a little more. :P You're aiming for the rim which is part of the wheel .
09-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 669
Posted By cxwrench

Only an idiot wouldn't carry a tube and something...

Only an idiot wouldn't carry a tube and something to boot a tire with.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By cxwrench

You're doing it wrong. Do NOT shift until you've...

You're doing it wrong. Do NOT shift until you've wiped the excess off. You don't want lube on the cogs. It's called 'chain lube' for a reason.
09-10-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By cxwrench

The OP has 'Apex" shifters so they're drop bar...

The OP has 'Apex" shifters so they're drop bar shifters. Not sure what good the cable install videos are going to do. There is an reach adjust for both the shifter paddle and the brake lever. It...
09-08-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,085
Posted By cxwrench

This is not an example of hitting someone that is...

This is not an example of hitting someone that is turning, this is someone pulling off the road (path) w/o signaling then turning across the path w/o looking OR signaling. What if you do ring a bell...
09-08-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By cxwrench

Where are you located OP?

Where are you located OP?
09-08-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By cxwrench

Saddle position should ALWAYS be done first....

Saddle position should ALWAYS be done first. Height, angle, and setback. Always. Then move forward to the bars/stem.
09-08-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,085
Posted By cxwrench

What you're saying is that a following vehicle...

What you're saying is that a following vehicle would never be able to pass one that is slowing down. We'd have gridlock in a matter of minutes if that was the case.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,913
Posted By cxwrench

Pay attention here, it's not the first time this...

Pay attention here, it's not the first time this has been posted.

There is no rim tape. No. Tape. There is a plastic strip that snaps into the center of the rim to make it 'tubeless compatible'....
09-07-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,085
Posted By cxwrench

I'll give you 3 guesses, only 1 counts. I'm not...

I'll give you 3 guesses, only 1 counts. I'm not going to continue to debate the other points, it's just not worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,913
Posted By cxwrench

I'm sorry you're sensitive, I'll try find less...

I'm sorry you're sensitive, I'll try find less harsh words next time. I know all about tubeless, it doesn't 'improve my enjoyment' of cycling at all. I run the same pressure in my clinchers that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,913
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong. Bontrager rims don't use tubeless tape,...

Wrong. Bontrager rims don't use tubeless tape, they use a somewhat bulky plastic rim strip. If you're not tubeless it should be removed and replaced w/ either the 'normal' Bontrager rim strip or...
09-07-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By cxwrench

Good call. I've sent lots of bikes to Calfee cuz...

Good call. I've sent lots of bikes to Calfee cuz we're close but they are not nearly as hi tech as Ruckus.
09-07-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,085
Posted By cxwrench

Uhmmm...the 'passing' rider also occupies space....

Uhmmm...the 'passing' rider also occupies space. So the no-look U-turner can't occupy that space. If we want to have the same privileges on the road as cars, the same rules should apply to a path as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By cxwrench

You're dreaming. Maybe 20ish grams.

You're dreaming. Maybe 20ish grams.
09-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By cxwrench

Ruckus is the best, most hi-tech in my opinion.

Ruckus is the best, most hi-tech in my opinion.
09-07-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,085
Posted By cxwrench

Complete and utter ********. That's why cars have...

Complete and utter ********. That's why cars have mirrors and signals. And I don't give a damn about any Uniform whatever rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By cxwrench

Light chain? :twitchy: Ok, if that makes a...

Light chain? :twitchy: Ok, if that makes a difference to you just look for anyone's hollow pin chain.
09-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cxwrench

As 79pmooney posted the quality of your gear...

As 79pmooney posted the quality of your gear makes a big difference. I used Sugino 75 rings and EAI cogs as well. There are actually quite a few national teams that use the Euro Asia cogs, surprising...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By cxwrench

Good post, I'm sure this happens all the time...

Good post, I'm sure this happens all the time with people that aren't experienced mechanics.
09-06-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ A tight chain wears everything out faster.

^This^ A tight chain wears everything out faster.
09-06-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By cxwrench

You can get a SRAM 12 speed Eagle chain for under...

You can get a SRAM 12 speed Eagle chain for under $30.00...or you can spend $90.00.
09-06-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By cxwrench

In my opinion that's a complete waste of time.

In my opinion that's a complete waste of time.
09-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cxwrench

Loose is fast. Like the OP said I like as loose...

Loose is fast. Like the OP said I like as loose as possible while not being able to push it off the chainring w/ your peanut butter wrench. I set my bmx bike up more like what Thermonic posted...
09-06-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By cxwrench

The Shimano 10 speed road chain is labeled 'Dura...

The Shimano 10 speed road chain is labeled 'Dura Ace/Ultegra/105' so there's only one chain for all of them. I've installed a ton of chains that use the pin so it's not a big deal. I think that the...
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