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06-27-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rolla

Always such a pleasure to help out a friendly...

Always such a pleasure to help out a friendly member. 🙄

I think your sliding dropouts slipped forward under the climbing load, and then for whatever reason, you torqued down on the crankarm until...
06-27-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By Rolla

Wild idea, but have you asked Orbea...

Wild idea, but have you asked Orbea (https://www.orbea.com/us-en/contact/)?
...
06-27-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rolla

So instead of just asking the person at the shop...

So instead of just asking the person at the shop who actually looked at it and made the diagnosis, you're soliciting information from internet strangers who have never seen the bike, the cranks, or...
06-27-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Rolla

I would suspect that Shimano knows best, but if...

I would suspect that Shimano knows best, but if your results have been positive, I wouldn't worry much about it. I use a thin oil like Tri-Flow or Buzzy's Honey Slick on my SS cables.
06-27-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rolla

Did you check the sliding dropouts to see if the...

Did you check the sliding dropouts to see if the axle moved forward?



There should be neither play nor resistance.



Perhaps those who told you this can provide the information.
06-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Rolla

The manual...

The manual (https://www.sram.com/globalassets/document-hierarchy/service-manuals/sram-mtb/brakes/2017-2021-level-ultimate-tlm-tl-service-manual-english.pdf) outlines a Pad Advancement Procedure, a...
06-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 899
Posted By Rolla

Hiking and TRX.

Hiking and TRX.
06-27-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 372
Posted By Rolla

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.
06-26-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Rolla

Depends on the conditions. Where it's dry and...

Depends on the conditions. Where it's dry and dusty, wet lube attracts and retains more dirt, requiring wiping down and reapplying more often. In a wet environment, dry lube doesn't last long at all.
06-25-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Rolla

I would replace the rubber rim strip with a...

I would replace the rubber rim strip with a high-quality cloth one (Velox) or whatever synthetic version your local bike shop sells. While you're there, see if the spoke is too long -- that looks...
06-25-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Rolla

Yes, they make bolts of different lengths --...

Yes, they make bolts of different lengths -- often 15, 20 or 25mm. Canti brake bosses are typically 15mm in length; it might be possible that the bolts you're using are for something else, or perhaps...
06-24-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rolla

If they were that concerned about "coolness,"...

If they were that concerned about "coolness," they wouldn't make Gripshift at all.
06-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By Rolla

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local...

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local hardware store. I use two, and clamp them where I need them.
...
06-23-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Rolla

What do you consider a "standard" road bike? ...

What do you consider a "standard" road bike?



Huh?



None. Everything's a compromise.
06-22-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rolla

Wow. Out of thin air, you've somehow identified...

Wow. Out of thin air, you've somehow identified Sram's "most likely" reasoning, and presented it as though they actually thought it and said it. You have amazing powers of conjecture.
06-22-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Rolla

Extra-large word salad. 🥗

Extra-large word salad. 🥗
06-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike,...

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike, forum classifieds, and the hundreds of online shops, we are living in the golden age for retrogrouch and throwback riders and tinkerers. I suspect the...
06-22-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

I just bought a 122.5 mm Tange square taper...

I just bought a 122.5 mm Tange square taper cartridge BB for $36, and a Velo Orange 124mm for $40. Both seem to be of excellent quality.
06-21-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Rolla

I don't know if it matters or not, but I always...

I don't know if it matters or not, but I always install the drive side first. Grease the threads on both the BB and the shell.
06-21-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

And I'd say we already have. There are entire...

And I'd say we already have. There are entire museums of iconic art that was made with technology more recent than Da Vinci's. It's not the medium that determines greatness.
06-21-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

Is that why the Mona Lisa is a priceless cultural...

Is that why the Mona Lisa is a priceless cultural icon? Can't art made with other "technology" also achieve fine art status?
06-21-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

a) Painting with brushes and oil is hardly...

a) Painting with brushes and oil is hardly obsolete.
b) Realism isn't always the goal of art, nor the criterion for greatness.
c) Priceless fine art icons often aren't recognized as such for...
06-21-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Rolla

While I think either bike will suit your general...

While I think either bike will suit your general purposes, you might find that the gravel bike is more versatile in the long run. I like that the wheels are tubeless-ready, and IMO thru-axles are a...
06-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Rolla

I'd wager that 32 is more prevalent.

I'd wager that 32 is more prevalent.
06-20-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rolla

Yes, we know. You remind us every couple of weeks.

Yes, we know. You remind us every couple of weeks.
06-20-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Rolla

Bike thieves don't steal bikes so they can ride...

Bike thieves don't steal bikes so they can ride them. If your unlocked bike didn't get taken, chalk it up to dumb luck, not the bike size.
06-20-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Rolla

If she parks or stores the bike for short periods...

If she parks or stores the bike for short periods and/or in safe places, a U-lock might not be necessary; there are some decent cable and other lock styles that are more easily mounted. There are...
06-20-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rolla

You poor, traumatized thing. :(

You poor, traumatized thing. :(
Forum: BMX
06-20-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Rolla

Post your pictures and questions at the BMX...

Post your pictures and questions at the BMX Museum (https://bmxmuseum.com/) site. You'll get lots of help there.
06-20-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Rolla

$20? Look for used. Your Google works as well as...

$20? Look for used. Your Google works as well as mine.
06-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rolla

Show us on the doll where the bike shop hurt you.

Show us on the doll where the bike shop hurt you.
06-20-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Rolla

I use a Cambium C17 Carved on two bikes, and an...

I use a Cambium C17 Carved on two bikes, and an un-carved one on another. On all of them, I angle the nose up about 5 degrees, measured with an Angle Meter phone app. I experience no discomfort on...
06-19-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Rolla

I would deflate the tire, remove the valve core,...

I would deflate the tire, remove the valve core, and dip a dipstick into the valve to see how much (if any) liquid sealant is remaining in the tire. If it hasn't been topped off in a year, I'm...
06-19-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Rolla

Add a small (1 - 2 mm) spacer under the stem or...

Add a small (1 - 2 mm) spacer under the stem or under the top cap and see if it solves the problem.
06-19-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Rolla

I've used spoke prep on every wheel I've built,...

I've used spoke prep on every wheel I've built, whether for myself or others. IMO, "locked in place" is an overstatement. It just makes them less prone to loosening, but it's never been an impediment...
06-18-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Rolla

I’ve always heard that wet lube is great for...

I’ve always heard that wet lube is great for people who like to clean and lube their chain often, and dry/wax lube is for those who like to leave it alone for a couple of weeks.
06-18-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rolla

Came here to say exactly that.

Came here to say exactly that.
06-18-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rolla

Not to mention that the Giant ATX in the photo is...

Not to mention that the Giant ATX in the photo is a 2016 model. I think we've successfully disproven the claim that Giant is making "identical" Schwinns and selling them at Wal-Mart.
06-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rolla

Getting a bigger chainring and/or a smaller cog...

Getting a bigger chainring and/or a smaller cog would give you a bigger gear. This is a completely reversible procedure, so it's not really a "modification." Just sayin'.



Because of the chain...
06-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Rolla

Ah. I usually clean that stuff off anyway,...

Ah. I usually clean that stuff off anyway, regardless of the lube I'm using. It attracts/retains a lot of fine grit.
06-18-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rolla

A $3000 singlespeed shouldn't be too hard to...

A $3000 singlespeed shouldn't be too hard to cobble together, but there's not much to go on here.

What's the planned use? Preferred frame material? How have you "outgrown" your current bike "in...
06-18-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Rolla

Not sure what it means to be "compatible" with...

Not sure what it means to be "compatible" with the stuff they put on new chains, but Muc-Off Wet Lube holds up well in most conditions.
06-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Rolla

"Best" can mean a few things: suppleness, weight,...

"Best" can mean a few things: suppleness, weight, flat protection, etc. Polyuretane tubes like the Smartube made by Pirelli score pretty high in all categories, but they're expensive. I prefer to...
06-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Rolla

Steel probably makes it better, but it just...

Steel probably makes it better, but it just doesn't matter. Those look like superficial scratches that barely go paint-deep. Fuggettaboutit.
06-17-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Rolla

Let the bike mechanic take a first-hand, physical...

Let the bike mechanic take a first-hand, physical look at it and give you a truly informed opinion. Diagnosing noises online is pointless. A decent shop wrench will show you what the cause is and...
06-17-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,832
Posted By Rolla

I love those guys -- I even got to talk to Paul...

I love those guys -- I even got to talk to Paul once. But I have to say, the Neo-Retro cantilevers must be made out of pot metal these days. One of mine snapped clean in half during an extremely...
06-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Rolla

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have...

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have those kinds of scratches. Scratches can be dangerous if they're deep and/or if the part is ultra thin or carbon fiber. Doesn't look like any of those...
06-16-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rolla

You and I have different definitions of the word...

You and I have different definitions of the word identical.
06-16-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rolla

Got a pic that shows a specific Wally bike and...

Got a pic that shows a specific Wally bike and its "identical" Giant counterpart?
06-16-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 700
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten makes a Freerider DLX shoe that is...

Five Ten makes a Freerider DLX shoe that is reportedly stiffer than the standard version. The Giro Rumble VR is supposedly stiff, as well. It has a port for a cleat, but you don't have to use them.
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