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11-30-23, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By frdfandc

If you get the crank flush with the bottom...

If you get the crank flush with the bottom bracket, more than likely you over torqued the crank bolt and wallowed out the taper in the crank. Hollow spindle cranks usually sit flush or close to flush...
11-30-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By frdfandc

Never had an issue hanging a bike with hydraulic...

Never had an issue hanging a bike with hydraulic disc by the wheels. As mentioned before several times, if your brakes are soft from hanging, there was air already in the system. Air will always...
11-26-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,624
Posted By frdfandc

I've personally never cracked a frame, but did...

I've personally never cracked a frame, but did have around 10-12 bikes come in broken. Most were covered by warranty. Compared to the amount of bicycles sold, cracked frames only made up a very small...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By frdfandc

I never use the brake levers to clamp down and...

I never use the brake levers to clamp down and tighten things up, which in my 12 years in bike shops, never worked for me. Last time I did this was with BB7's, and even in that instant I used...
11-22-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By frdfandc

There will be some lateral play in the lower...

There will be some lateral play in the lower pully with the road systems. Not sure why GRX doesn't have a floating pully. As long as the play is not excessive, more than a couple mm of side to side,...
11-22-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By frdfandc

It's a symptom of chain slap. If the chain is not...

It's a symptom of chain slap. If the chain is not in tension then the chain can fall between the cassette and the frame. Hence keep the clutch on when operating.
11-19-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By frdfandc

Yes. That's a form of chain slap.

Yes. That's a form of chain slap.
11-18-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By frdfandc

When I was younger, I drag raced my Mustang....

When I was younger, I drag raced my Mustang. Cheap trick to free up some ponies was to swap out the stock drive belt for a short belt. Short belt bypassed the power steering and smog pump pullies,...
11-18-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By frdfandc

[QUOTE=speedyspaghetti;23076641] If I put the...

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If I put the clutch to the "on" position on the RD, it does not do this, but if I turn the clutch "off," it does it every time. Limit screws are set properly, I...
11-18-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By frdfandc

Only bike buyer was the owner or store manager ....

Only bike buyer was the owner or store manager . We stocked the bikes that sold. From $600-4k. The high end bikes were just eye candy, which were demoed for a year, then sold to buy and try something...
11-18-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By frdfandc

My first question for you is this. Have you ever...

My first question for you is this. Have you ever managed a bike shop and openly talk business with your local stores? I've been a manager at 3 stores actually.

By what you said, you have zero idea...
11-16-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,772
Posted By frdfandc

Depends on the width of the rim. If it's a narrow...

Depends on the width of the rim. If it's a narrow rim from a road bike, just use an adapter. Drilling the hole larger can compromise the integrity of a narrow rim if the hole is too big. However on...
11-16-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By frdfandc

Until the sealant creates a thick enough layer on...

Until the sealant creates a thick enough layer on the inside of the tire, air will leak out. Takes several days of riding to get the sealant evenly distributed around the inside of the tire/rim. As...
11-16-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By frdfandc

A little soapy water around the bead will help...

A little soapy water around the bead will help the tire to fully seat. Also an air compressor or a floor pump that can introduce a lot of air at one time can help.
11-15-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By frdfandc

My last road bike was a 13 Roubaix Expert. I know...

My last road bike was a 13 Roubaix Expert. I know the ins and outs of the Roubaix.
11-15-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By frdfandc

I've always used spoke prep for the wheels I've...

I've always used spoke prep for the wheels I've built. They stay true, and never had an issue with nipples needing lubed. Some wheel builders use linseed oil on the spoke threads. No additional lube...
11-15-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By frdfandc

I went low carb. No sugar other than carbs. No...

I went low carb. No sugar other than carbs. No alcohol. Everything in moderation with smaller meal sizes with lots of physical activity at work and at home. Dropped 85 lbs down from 232. I plateaued...
11-14-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By frdfandc

Good stuff. Yes, it's easier to ride a bike when...

Good stuff. Yes, it's easier to ride a bike when you're 75lbs lighter. I did the same thing. Lost 65 lbs.
11-14-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,963
Posted By frdfandc

Dura Ace I think was the pinnacle of Shimano...

Dura Ace I think was the pinnacle of Shimano shifting. The newer stuff is nice, but there was something special about 7800. It was like melted butter.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By frdfandc

The Emonda is a climbers bike, the Madone is the...

The Emonda is a climbers bike, the Madone is the aero race bike, and the Domane is the endurance bike. They're all race bikes. Just depends on where they're being raced.
11-14-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,018
Posted By frdfandc

Yes they will. Heard plenty of stories from my...

Yes they will. Heard plenty of stories from my uncle who was an avid cyclist. Never really believed it until one day I was finishing a ride years ago, had one last climb to do and was approaching a...
11-14-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,963
Posted By frdfandc

I've ridden just about everything Shimano and...

I've ridden just about everything Shimano and Sram has put out up to today when I was in shops. Most issues were setup related. Poor internal cable routing can be a big problem as well.

My bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By frdfandc

Yes to both. Sold the Roubaix last year and want...

Yes to both. Sold the Roubaix last year and want something with discs.

I'll definitely give it a good review.
11-12-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By frdfandc

Just because a couple of threads are showing...

Just because a couple of threads are showing doesn't mean somethings wrong. It happens on mass produced wheels. If it's true without hops, install and go ride. Stop mucking around with it.
11-12-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By frdfandc

Give it a shot and see what happens. Worst case...

Give it a shot and see what happens. Worst case you have to replace the tube. Big deal. Report when done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By frdfandc

It's an SL 6. I've been looking at just frames...

It's an SL 6. I've been looking at just frames for a custom build.
11-10-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,028
Posted By frdfandc

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This was my first MTB. 1992 Haro Extreme.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10,825
Views: 241,311
Posted By frdfandc

Almost what I had to do to start my '77 Blazer....

Almost what I had to do to start my '77 Blazer. Key on, pump gas 3 times, floor it, then crank. Always started right up.
Forum: Introductions
11-09-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By frdfandc

Let me introduce myself.

Hello all from Maryland. Long time road and mountain biker with 12 years of shop experience. Hope to add quality conversations to the forums.
11-09-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By frdfandc

They might not be as powerful as the Pauls, but...

They might not be as powerful as the Pauls, but their significantly more affordable. I consider Paul's stuff to be high end. Not everyone can afford it. I can and I'd still go with the Spyres. Power...
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