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02-28-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By rosefarts

Update that pretty much negates this entire...

Update that pretty much negates this entire thread. The Campy freehub that was on sale for $45 (from $130), is in fact the correct one for this trainer. It took me about 2 minutes to switch it up, I...
02-22-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By rosefarts

Shimano 9 Cassette and Campy 10 everything else?

This feels repetitive. I know this has been asked and answered before.

My semi-functional little brain seems to remember that a shimano 9 speed cassette has the same spacing as Campagnolo 10. Such...
02-15-24, 07:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,674
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve ran 4 marathons. None since I was older than...

Iíve ran 4 marathons. None since I was older than 22 or so. Iím in mid 40ís now. Iíve ridden probably a hundred or more centuries, none last year due to time constraints, bummer.

Heres my...
02-09-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,190
Posted By rosefarts

I really like to ski uphill. The snow has been...

I really like to ski uphill. The snow has been bad off piste this year so Iím slacking, but usually itís my go to.

My Technicaís feel like cast iron cookware compared to my wifeís Scarpaís. And...
02-09-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,190
Posted By rosefarts

Stay on topic. This thread is about hydrogen...

Stay on topic. This thread is about hydrogen transportation, electric railways, and sporks.
02-08-24, 06:49 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,190
Posted By rosefarts

When you commission a full carbon monocoque...

When you commission a full carbon monocoque Mixte. And not a gram before that.
02-05-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,889
Posted By rosefarts

Not lately. Nearly 30 years ago I think. I...

Not lately. Nearly 30 years ago I think.

I was at the bike shop that I hung out at and occasionally worked at messing with my bike. I loaded my bike into my truck to go for a ride on a trail...
02-02-24, 07:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,091
Posted By rosefarts

I have a Shun, a DaoVua, and an SLD Sujihiki...

I have a Shun, a DaoVua, and an SLD Sujihiki https://knifewear.com/products/fujimoto-hammer-tone-sld-sujihiki-240mm

Ive caught her cutting a tomato with a steak knife.

I think her favorite...
02-01-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,091
Posted By rosefarts

How many pages before this thread becomes a Yeti...

How many pages before this thread becomes a Yeti vs Coleman cooler fight?
01-28-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By rosefarts

It looks like a pretty standard cartridge. ...

It looks like a pretty standard cartridge.

Slide the pad off and take it to the shop to compare, almost certainly it will fit their standard road bike cartridge offerings.
12-30-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,137
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve taken some rip roaring descents on no-name...

Iíve taken some rip roaring descents on no-name $12 rotors from eBay.

Absolutely no issues.

Iíve got a mix of Shimano XT, Magura, knockoffs, used rotors from the co-op, and SRAM. They all work...
12-25-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,376
Posted By rosefarts

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-21-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By rosefarts

Iím (mostly) not trying to give you a hard time. ...

Iím (mostly) not trying to give you a hard time.

Gremlin has been more than gracious, he genuinely wants to correct his mistakes and improve the information heís put out. You seem hell bent on...
12-21-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By rosefarts

At this point, I’d rather read Bike Gremlin...

At this point, I’d rather read Bike Gremlin telling me to clean my bike with a saltwater soak than Kontact tell me that I should put tires on my wheels before I ride it.

Like an unwashed chamois,...
12-09-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,456
Posted By rosefarts

So I find this thread enlightening. Ive been...

So I find this thread enlightening.

Ive been on bikes in a semi serious to way too serious capacity since the early 90ís.

In that time, this simply has never come up for me. To be fair, my...
11-15-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 311,550
Posted By rosefarts

Ridenow, they’re all over Amazon. I got one...

Ridenow, they’re all over Amazon.

I got one that’s like 700c x35-47mm which will cover gravel. The MTB ones are 29x2.1-2.5 or something.

Very light, very compact. They each come with one stick...
11-12-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By rosefarts

A few things stand out to me. -Use of the...

A few things stand out to me.

-Use of the term ďspoke boltsĒ concerns me that you have no idea what youíre doing, and you could probably damage the wheels, not fix them.

- You said that theyíre...
10-31-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By rosefarts

I have a bike with 10 speed Campy. I...

I have a bike with 10 speed Campy.

I replaced the square taper crank with an 11sp 50-34 carbon Chorus crank. It works great, the chainrings had no compatibility issues with my chain or derailleur....
10-08-23, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By rosefarts

It sounds to me like you're looking for a 10 year...

It sounds to me like you're looking for a 10 year old carbon fiber cross country hardtail mountain bike, with a suspension fork.

Swap 45mm tires onto it and a 38t chainring and you're golden.
...
10-05-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,278
Posted By rosefarts

Came back to add. Spray.bike has a few close...

Came back to add.

Spray.bike has a few close approximations to Celeste. Ariel s pretty close but theyíve got a few others too. Iíve heard great things about that company.

For a fork, the spendy...
10-05-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,278
Posted By rosefarts

I havenít seen a powder coater who does Celeste,...

I havenít seen a powder coater who does Celeste, but I canít say Iíve looked.

Spray Bike probably has something pretty close to that. Itís rattle can but itís supposedly better than basic spray...
10-02-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,362
Posted By rosefarts

Definitely for road racing. Iíve done...

Definitely for road racing.

Iíve done several gravel ďracesĒ in the past few years that are only grouped by age, something like 18-55.

Everybody starts, even the guys that are going to win....
09-03-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,667
Posted By rosefarts

Too far. I told my wife Iíd be back by noon. Got...

Too far. I told my wife Iíd be back by noon. Got home at 2:30. Sheís off with the kids now doing what we would have done together.

On another note, for the first time since I was 14, I no longer...
08-29-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,066
Posted By rosefarts

Dear sweet Larry, Ride your bike and if it...

Dear sweet Larry,

Ride your bike and if it hurts, ride slower.

My experience was with a rock garden and a hardtail last year. Bucked me off and proved to me just how good my leg guards are. My...
08-22-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,248
Posted By rosefarts

I had a weird electric system that I gave up for...

I had a weird electric system that I gave up for mechanical Campy, Ekar.

It gives me the range I wanted and the ergonomics (pun sort of intended), are much better.

I think my Archer Trail D1X...
08-03-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By rosefarts

Said no one ever.

Said no one ever.
07-26-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,320
Posted By rosefarts

Every company wishes they could fire certain...

Every company wishes they could fire certain customers
07-25-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By rosefarts

One of the first clues of diabetes is excessive...

One of the first clues of diabetes is excessive urination. It’s worth checking.

I sort of doubt that’s the problem though, since it seems like you’re pretty functional otherwise. Still worth...
07-19-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,921
Posted By rosefarts

I would use a grater

I would use a grater
07-19-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By rosefarts

In defense of Slime

Among the aficionados, the former mechanics, the home mechanics who do a good job, the people who regularly maintain their bikes, and those that generally take pride in their bikes, slime is...
07-08-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By rosefarts

Wow, thatís a terrible design. Seems like youíd...

Wow, thatís a terrible design. Seems like youíd be better off drilling the big chainring out just enough to accept a standard chainring bolt.
07-08-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By rosefarts

Checking chainring bolts is not normally a...

Checking chainring bolts is not normally a maintenance point. In my years of both riding and wrenching, Iíve never had one come loose.

I guess these 4 bolt Campy cranks have one more item to check...
07-07-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,646
Posted By rosefarts

Stares blankly at the end of a tiny Allen wrench,...

Stares blankly at the end of a tiny Allen wrench, pours another cup of coffee
07-05-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 311,550
Posted By rosefarts

In my 20ís, before gravel was a thing, my road...

In my 20ís, before gravel was a thing, my road bike had 53/39 and I usually road an 11/23. I had an extra 12/25 for the mountains. I lived in Colorado, these werenít puny climbs. I tried and sold a...
07-02-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By rosefarts

What's your budget? It wouldn't be very...

What's your budget?

It wouldn't be very difficult to buy a rooftop tray that holds a complete bike and just bolt it on. Those are a couple hundred bucks new though.

Another option, browse...
07-01-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,003
Posted By rosefarts

So attitudes can change. In probably 1994,...

So attitudes can change.

In probably 1994, at about the age of 15, I got my first pair of clipless pedals. I still remember them, Onza HO Ti. I got them with either paper route money or Burger...
06-25-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By rosefarts

A 90ís mountain bike is essentially the same...

A 90ís mountain bike is essentially the same thing as a modern flat bar gravel bike but with smaller wheels. Itís a solid option. The setup pictured is probably unstable at any speed and any surface,...
06-18-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 311,550
Posted By rosefarts

I removed the TRP Hylex brakes and Archer Trail...

I removed the TRP Hylex brakes and Archer Trail D1x wireless shifting system (all for sale) and went to Campy Ekar

...
06-18-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,847
Posted By rosefarts

Iím not super impressed with road bike progress....

Iím not super impressed with road bike progress. E shifting is a game changer. Aside from that, itís not a huge deal. Remember that 20 years ago Shimano had 9 speeds and Campy had 10. American...
06-17-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By rosefarts

Wheel building is easy if you stick to 3x. Iíve...

Wheel building is easy if you stick to 3x. Iíve built a decent amount.

I only broke my no shop rule because it was hydraulics and Campagnolo and brand new. Seemed like a combo that could bite me...
06-16-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By rosefarts

All of this would have been eliminated with Euro...

All of this would have been eliminated with Euro Style chamois cream.

Its hard to be upset when youíve got a minty taint.
06-07-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By rosefarts

Youíre a madman and must be stopped (or...

Youíre a madman and must be stopped (or encouraged).
06-04-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,165
Posted By rosefarts

Do you know what a Hotrock is?

Do you know what a Hotrock is?
06-03-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By rosefarts

There really is no alternative to a good tubeless...

There really is no alternative to a good tubeless setup.

Here is an example from the gravel world.

A few weeks ago I did a very large event near me. I didnít see a single person off to the side...
05-26-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,889
Posted By rosefarts

20 or so years ago I had the opportunity to ride...

20 or so years ago I had the opportunity to ride Powercranks for a few weeks. By opportunity, I mean that I bought them, and after several rides the mechanism on the cranks began slipping so I sent...
05-26-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,930
Posted By rosefarts

Carbon is here to stay. Even on our best steel...

Carbon is here to stay. Even on our best steel examples, like a 5.5kg Rodriguez, itís pretty much all carbon but the frame. Itís an amazing material. I ride steel frames, other than my vintage stuff,...
05-24-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By rosefarts

Kuat, and Iím sure others, have a system that...

Kuat, and Iím sure others, have a system that tightens down the rack to avoid the rocking. The threaded bolt style still rock, just a little less than with a hitch pin.

I donít think this affects...
05-23-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By rosefarts

Pro tip, find a sticker decal with a ďcĒ to cover...

Pro tip, find a sticker decal with a ďcĒ to cover the ďrĒ.
05-15-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By rosefarts

My first setup or two had problems with the valve...

My first setup or two had problems with the valve just like you describe.

I get higher quality valves, no off brands. I put them in really tight, yes, by hand but really tight. Iíd be able to get...
05-12-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,889
Posted By rosefarts

I had my Swiss Cross V2 at around 21, am r just a...

I had my Swiss Cross V2 at around 21, am r just a shade under. Every time I ďupgradeĒ I gain weight on it.

I swapped the mechanical SRAM Rival for an Archer D1x wireless system. I donít know how...
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