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09-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By rosefarts

I did this. Took a fork to a local metal...

I did this.

Took a fork to a local metal fabrication shop who does a lot of work with pipes.

There is a minimum charge of an hour of shop time for everything and I needed to go find a rusty...
09-16-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By rosefarts

I weigh 140 and have the Crests. Thatís my naked...

I weigh 140 and have the Crests. Thatís my naked and hungry weight btw.

In order to get a relatively wide rim in aluminum that light, itís got to be thin. The max PSI recommendation is real. I...
09-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By rosefarts

Ive had a few 650c bikes. Getting tires has...

Ive had a few 650c bikes. Getting tires has become a total pita. Even for clinchers.

I had an opportunity to get a 650c Slingshot and passed it up, even though Iíve wanted a slingshot since I was...
09-08-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,174
Posted By rosefarts

I like riding and I certainly donít need my bike...

I like riding and I certainly donít need my bike to get anywhere.

So if it were me, no, I absolutely wouldnít buy it. More frustrating than fun, I donít need it.
09-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By rosefarts

Riding sharp limestone, Iíll cut a sidewall twice...

Riding sharp limestone, Iíll cut a sidewall twice a year. Itís actually the reason I stopped trying to ride fast at Pueblo reservoir. Too expensive.

Literally everything else Iíve ever ridden? I...
09-06-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,051
Posted By rosefarts

I will be moving across the country in a couple...

I will be moving across the country in a couple days for a travel nurse contract. I have 4 bikes in the garage but bringing everything just isnít realistic for 14 weeks.

So Iíll be bringing my...
09-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,295
Posted By rosefarts

Retro? Pauls derailleur would be a start. ...

Retro?

Pauls derailleur would be a start.

Where is IRD manufactured?

Are the old Cannondale CODA components made in the USA
09-05-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,128
Posted By rosefarts

Not too often. 20 years ago or something...

Not too often.

20 years ago or something some young hoods ran me off the road and proceeded to jump out the car and attack me. 3 on 1 and I didnít get so much as a black eye. Anyway, some folks...
09-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By rosefarts

I spend 8-12 hours on my feet at work. I get...

I spend 8-12 hours on my feet at work. I get through it just fine but can be awfully sore in the low back on my days off.

Iím terrible about stretching and strengthening so I need periodic painful...
09-01-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By rosefarts

When I was maybe 10 or 11, I had a two speed...

When I was maybe 10 or 11, I had a two speed Murray. I donít remember the chain tensioner but I do remember the two front chainrings. I think it mostly worked. Probably about 1990/1991.

I tried...
08-30-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By rosefarts

Is it time to change the chain?

Weíre pushing into 9 and 10 tooth cogs. This means that a 1 tooth jump is still a pretty significant percentage jump.

Shimano tried a smaller pitch chain years ago. From what I understand, it...
08-30-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By rosefarts

Are you on any bicycle Facebook groups? ...

Are you on any bicycle Facebook groups?

Every couple weeks someone (maybe multiple, maybe the same guy) posts up that he is a precise machine fabrication type. Heís looking for projects. I love...
08-25-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By rosefarts

I think most Porsche owners rarely speed. I bet...

I think most Porsche owners rarely speed. I bet theyíre still enjoying the drive.

This is my road bike. A little dated and a bit heavier than modern with all that Columbus tubing. Still, itís...
08-25-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,973
Posted By rosefarts

I donít have any ink or plans for any. Iíve never...

I donít have any ink or plans for any. Iíve never considered getting a tat though never had issue with some. The obviously bad or just stupid ones are funny.

I think of the Barcelonian climbers...
08-25-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By rosefarts

In the decade I had one, I replaced tires once....

In the decade I had one, I replaced tires once. Something cheap and with square knobs. At the breathtaking speeds my 9ish horsepower motor produced, they worked fine. They even used tubes. I never...
08-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,692
Posted By rosefarts

I enjoy my n+1. Road, gravel, vintage, and Mtn...

I enjoy my n+1. Road, gravel, vintage, and Mtn all get miles.

This fall, my family is road tripping to the southeast for a 3 month contract. In this case, space is limited and there is no question...
08-24-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By rosefarts

Maybe 20 years ago while climbing in Indian...

Maybe 20 years ago while climbing in Indian Creek, before it became a wasteland of trustfunders in Sprinter vans, we stopped in Monticello to get some brews.

We got back to camp with some Polygamy...
08-24-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rosefarts

I think the part I may have forgotten is about...

I think the part I may have forgotten is about the stuff to make it work.

The lever and caliper combos Iíve seen seem to mention pre bled. I guess that means they come with hydraulic lines.
...
08-23-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,362
Posted By rosefarts

Youíre doing it wrong. 100 push ups 100...

Youíre doing it wrong.

100 push ups
100 sit ups
100 squats
and a 10k run (I think a 50 mile ride would count too)

Every day until your hair falls out.

Proven results.
08-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,390
Posted By rosefarts

So really, this is just another ďmy saddle makes...

So really, this is just another ďmy saddle makes my junk go numbĒ thread.

There are a few suggestions to add to the quality here.

-Sildenafil has shown promise among high altitude mountaineers...
08-22-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,237
Posted By rosefarts

I wear a cycling cap on every ride. Mostly to...

I wear a cycling cap on every ride. Mostly to avoid scalp burn stripes. It also absorbs a lot of sweat. Most of my caps are cotton but they do come in synthetic quick dry if you want.

I havenít...
08-22-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rosefarts

It is too bad they donít offer a blank left lever...

It is too bad they donít offer a blank left lever that matches the DI2 right. That seems to be a major advantage to the SRAM offerings.
08-22-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,692
Posted By rosefarts

Its tasty enough. Iím thinking about the people...

Its tasty enough. Iím thinking about the people who spend their whole weekend home smoking something. Seems like an insane use of time if you donít own a restaurant. Thatís not really my problem...
08-21-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,692
Posted By rosefarts

I donít get unicycles, rollerblades, the...

I donít get unicycles, rollerblades, the Renaissance Fair, or smoked meat.

I donít waste my time getting on their forums telling them my opinions about it.
08-21-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rosefarts

All decent thoughts. I will consider them. ...

All decent thoughts. I will consider them.

Nobody has mentioned the rear derailleur. The GRX claims 42 teeth max, Iím planning to run just beyond that at 44. The XT di2 rear mech is a tad cheaper...
08-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rosefarts

Itís not the first time Iíve been frozen. Not a...

Itís not the first time Iíve been frozen. Not a problem.

I wanted electric as an upgrade and Iíve never liked the double tap actuation anyway. I think rival is finicky and requires a ton of...
08-21-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rosefarts

Di2 thoughts

More or less posting to confirm what Iím already thinking.

I was thinking about AXS but it seems like Iíd have to change too much. Besides, the bike is factory predrilled for DI2.

I want to...
08-21-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By rosefarts

I normally carry one small bag big enough for a...

I normally carry one small bag big enough for a spare tube and tools. Once I looked at the food and extras for this ride, I realized that I pretty much had to bring my camelback for the ride. So my...
08-20-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By rosefarts

Mosquito Pass on a gravel bike

I have a history of jumping into rides that are beyond my fitness and not bringing enough bike for the job. Today was one for the books.

8:00am, 43 degrees and howling wind. Yes, that is fresh...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,719
Posted By rosefarts

The hardest I ever fell was on a casual ride....

The hardest I ever fell was on a casual ride. There was an expansion gap in the concrete and it swallowed my front wheel, only about an inch down. It stopped my front wheel and threw me into traffic....
08-16-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By rosefarts

RE: steel forks. It really comes down to how...

RE: steel forks.

It really comes down to how you build the steel. My Spectrum with a beautiful lugged and curved fork actually rides rougher than my Tallerico with its straight steel legs.

Both...
08-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,333
Posted By rosefarts

I once had an Acura CL. Basically a sporty...

I once had an Acura CL.

Basically a sporty little Honda Accord 2 door. The plan was to use it to commute. Itís age and problems became more than I could bear so I decided to sell it.

It...
08-12-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By rosefarts

Just like the 700c Rock Shox Mag 21 from the...

Just like the 700c Rock Shox Mag 21 from the 90ís. Itís all junk unless they get it under about 1200gm. Edit, I just looked this up. 1226g. For some, this is pretty decent function with a weight...
08-12-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By rosefarts

Boom!! End Thread

Boom!!

End Thread
08-12-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By rosefarts

Nearly everything is made in China. Its...

Nearly everything is made in China.

Its usually made to a certain price point. In the case of LB, they are probably going for the same higher end spec without a middleman, so theyíre cheaper but...
08-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By rosefarts

School me on eTap AXS

New chain, ring, cassette (xd) and wireless derailleur and shifter. I understand that much.

For 1x, seems like I have to use a MTB derailleur. That all seems fine.

Am I correct that my gearing...
08-11-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,153
Posted By rosefarts

My road bike, sporting 10sp Campy Chorus is very...

My road bike, sporting 10sp Campy Chorus is very quiet. Itís also steel so the sound isnít transmitted like carbon. The sound of wind and tires against the ground is more than my drivetrain. Itís...
08-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,449
Posted By rosefarts

I rigged up my old bike with its original Dura...

I rigged up my old bike with its original Dura Ace pedals, complete with period correct pedals and slotted cleats.

It was a little interesting getting out of town. The open country roads were...
08-08-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By rosefarts

Since it’s probably hardly or possibly never been...

Since it’s probably hardly or possibly never been ridden, I would say that yes, it is in good condition.
08-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By rosefarts

I had a Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike for several...

I had a Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike for several years. Burly old bike that rode amazing, clearance for 45ís and yes, came with a 1Ē fork. Pretty amazing list of features from the late 90s. Bikes from...
08-06-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,932
Posted By rosefarts

He wasnít talking about euphoria, flow, or the...

He wasnít talking about euphoria, flow, or the runners high. He just wasnít. Itís a confidence gained by knowing your own capabilities in comparison to the challenge of what youíre facing.

In the...
08-02-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,678
Posted By rosefarts

It drives me crazy when a car tries to help. If I...

It drives me crazy when a car tries to help. If I don’t have the right of way, don’t stop! I can track stand for like 3 seconds on a good day. Cars stopping in the middle of a through road is simply...
08-02-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,385
Posted By rosefarts

Your fault, sure but they would probably give you...

Your fault, sure but they would probably give you a decent discount. Thatís not ďwarrantyĒ thatís just keeping you as a customer. Helmets and car seat manufacturers do the same.
08-02-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,385
Posted By rosefarts

When I was a teenager, most of the parts me and...

When I was a teenager, most of the parts me and my friends broke got repurposed at least temporarily, yep, we smoked weed out of it.

Handlebar
A Canondale Killer V
Rock Shox pump

probably...
08-01-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By rosefarts

I think Iíll do it as a separate trip, solo, on a...

I think Iíll do it as a separate trip, solo, on a day Iím supposed to be at work.

Iím hoping to leave CO for the next year and this would be a great blowout.
08-01-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By rosefarts

I like everything about this idea. Unfortunately...

I like everything about this idea. Unfortunately I probably canít pull it off. I do crave epics, the less prepared I am, the better. I donít think I can justify 8+ hours when Iím supposed to be there...
07-31-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By rosefarts

Get a bike that limits your choices, so you donít...

Get a bike that limits your choices, so you donít have to choose.

Cant argue with that.
07-31-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By rosefarts

Choice Paralysis! Breckinridge?

Family thing in Breck in 2 weeks. Iíll have room for one bike and time for one long ride and maybe another shorter one.

Road. Any of the stuff used on the Triple or Copper, and probably something...
07-28-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By rosefarts

Wow, I guess it does exist. Bike manufacturers...

Wow, I guess it does exist. Bike manufacturers are awful sometimes.
07-27-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By rosefarts

How did you arrive at that number? 135 is...

How did you arrive at that number?

135 is generally a quick release size and 142 is the exact same hub set up for thru axle. Even the spacing is the same, just the dropouts are machined 3.5mm on...
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