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05-27-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Rolla

Fun watching that cop try to run down the...

Fun watching that cop try to run down the (presumably) stolen beach cruiser, but IMO PinkBike does bike fails better:
...
05-27-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Rolla

Has it been there for 16 years?

Has it been there for 16 years?
05-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By Rolla

Throw a different front wheel on it and see if it...

Throw a different front wheel on it and see if it stops.
05-27-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Rolla

That deBerNardi looks fast!

That deBerNardi looks fast!
05-26-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Rolla

Water bottle cage bolt?

Water bottle cage bolt?
05-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Rolla

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never...

IMO, yes WI is a worthwhile upgrade. I've never had a Shimano or ACS that lasted at all, and every one of them had the trademark "clunk." Also, Box 2 makes a nice freewheel...
05-26-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By Rolla

Congratulations on your impending retirement. I...

Congratulations on your impending retirement. I did the same at 58, and wish I'd done it sooner!
05-26-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By Rolla

Aren't you a little ray of sunshine today? ...

Aren't you a little ray of sunshine today? :crash:
05-26-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By Rolla

Yes. There's a hill on a favorite route of mine...

Yes. There's a hill on a favorite route of mine that rears up VERY quickly after a short descent. You can stay in your descending gear to keep some momentum at the beginning of the climb, but then it...
05-26-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Rolla

I've found that a dropper is mandatory on a...

I've found that a dropper is mandatory on a mountain bike but not so much on a gravel bike (depending on your terrain and riding style, of course). One of my complaints with droppers is the weight;...
05-26-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Rolla

Glad they're working for you. I'll pass.

Glad they're working for you. I'll pass.
05-25-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Rolla

Not be a downer, but the market for 12+-year-old...

Not be a downer, but the market for 12+-year-old entry level parts is pretty nonexistent. The bike might be good fodder for donating to a local bike co-op.
05-25-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Rolla

Welcome! The Wahoo was made from 1996 to...

Welcome!

The Wahoo was made from 1996 to 2010. It was an entry-level $500-ish bike (depending on the year) made of either chromoly or aluminum (depending on the year). It's not exceptional in any...
05-25-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

Hate to break it to ya, but you'll never be...

Hate to break it to ya, but you'll never be strong enough to win a race if you don't do some racing. Training alone won't do it.
05-25-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

IMO, getting stuff (branches? leaves? squirrels?)...

IMO, getting stuff (branches? leaves? squirrels?) caught in the gear isn't really an issue. I think chainring guards are helpful if you're riding through boulder fields, climbing ledges, or...
05-25-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

Look for an 80s BMX frame-mounted guard? ...

Look for an 80s BMX frame-mounted guard?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/589x444/screen_shot_2022_05_25_at_1_26_19_pm_9c3fba7a1590a6350f900d12e4caeeb3eb329e94.png
05-25-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

Curious: what kind of obstacles are you...

Curious: what kind of obstacles are you encountering, and how often are you bashing the chainring into them?
05-25-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

Permanent high school.

Permanent high school.
05-25-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By Rolla

Yes, you should let up a little while the chain...

Yes, you should let up a little while the chain is actually moving to a different cog, but as long as you're not putting maximum strain on the chain during shifting, you should be okay. Spinning at a...
05-25-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

Yet you're embarrassed to use a mirror around him.

Yet you're embarrassed to use a mirror around him.
05-25-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By Rolla

I think Mr. Tuffys are a PITA. I would much...

I think Mr. Tuffys are a PITA. I would much rather just run Schwalbes than jack with tire liners, but that's me.

One of these Crank Bros "speedy" levers might do the trick on your stubborn bead,...
05-25-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolla

As long as you're greasing and tightening...

As long as you're greasing and tightening everything, go ahead and inspect the bars for cracks or damage.
05-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

I wasn't referring to the grammar. ...

I wasn't referring to the grammar.



Agreed, but I don't think Cat 6 commuters are "top racers."



:lol:
05-25-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Rolla

I love my Velo Orange Nouveau Randonneur bars;...

I love my Velo Orange Nouveau Randonneur bars; the 12º of sweep is barely noticeable.

Look up bars that match your criteria, then compare them visually: https://whatbars.com/

Eastern Standard...
05-25-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

I've never seen those 10 words in that order...

I've never seen those 10 words in that order before.

:speedy: ........ :recum:
05-24-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

I'm not sure those are bolt holes, and 135mm...

I'm not sure those are bolt holes, and 135mm isn't a 4-bolt BCD standard that I know of.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/blogs/news/how-to-measure-bolt-circle-diameter-bcd
05-24-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Rolla

Again, I'm not really a Shimano guy so I might be...

Again, I'm not really a Shimano guy so I might be wrong here, but on that site I only see that "Shimano ULTEGRA R8150 drivetrains ... retain compatibility with existing HYPERGLIDE FREEHUB bodies."
...
05-24-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Rolla

I'm not super up-to-date on Shimano, but I'm not...

I'm not super up-to-date on Shimano, but I'm not sure there is a road Micro Spline.

According to Shimano, it's "only compatible with Shimano produced SLX, XT, and XTR/Micro Spline specific...
05-24-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

^ As if the thread wasn't banal enough before...

^ As if the thread wasn't banal enough before...
05-23-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By Rolla

Since you have an appetite for low-hanging fruit,...

Since you have an appetite for low-hanging fruit, dunk on BMWs next.
05-23-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

Agreed. But for the sake of clarity and...

Agreed. But for the sake of clarity and accuracy, I think it's important to understand that words like stack and reach have very specific meanings. If the OP conflates handlebar height and stack, he...
05-23-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,786
Posted By Rolla

“Go fast, pull up.” — Jimmy LeVan

“Go fast, pull up.” — Jimmy LeVan
05-23-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

The position of the handlebar is determined by...

The position of the handlebar is determined by the height, angle, and length of the stem.



Even without spacers, the height of the headset places that point higher than the frame stack (photo...
05-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Rolla

My guesses: Chain is too tight. Chainring...

My guesses:
Chain is too tight.
Chainring and/or cog teeth became worn from the old chain and are now not conforming to the new chain.

Pics of current chain tension and close-ups of teeth would...
05-22-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately,...

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately, Mike has had to cut back on the models he offers. Gone is the MCD, which had a really tall stack height, as well as the Road Plus. He combined those...
05-22-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,786
Posted By Rolla

”Quit Strava.”

”Quit Strava.”
05-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Rolla

Not sure it has anything to do with your issue,...

Not sure it has anything to do with your issue, but I've got that headset on a few of my bikes, and I always run a very thin spacer ( 1 or 2mm) between the top of it and the stem. I also really...
05-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

Yes, you can fine-tune the fit of a frame by...

Yes, you can fine-tune the fit of a frame by using a stem of a different height and/or angle and/or length. Likewise saddle height and fore/aft position.

BTW, there's an entire sub-forum here...
05-22-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

Stack is the vertical distance, in centimeters,...

Stack is the vertical distance, in centimeters, from the center of the frame’s bottom bracket/crank to the top middle point of the head tube.


https://youtu.be/587SlTSFbQo
05-22-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

I was going by what the OP said were the desired...

I was going by what the OP said were the desired stack and reach. Stack and reach are frame dimensions that are measured independently of the stem length and height.


...
05-22-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

632 x 383 is a combination that will be difficult...

632 x 383 is a combination that will be difficult to find. Frames with that kind of stack are typically in the 60cm+ sizes, but the reach is more in line with those in the mid-upper-50s. Look at some...
05-21-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Rolla

Didn't realize that 27.2mm ID tubing has been in...

Didn't realize that 27.2mm ID tubing has been in short supply all these years.



Then why isn't everyone using a two-piece seat tube that makes noise? Maybe their view is backwards. :foo:
05-21-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Rolla

Dunno. The manual...

Dunno. The manual (https://suspensionforkparts.net/manuals/RockShox/Rock_Shox_Quadra_1996.pdf) says it's for a 1994 Quadra 10. Maybe your fork isn't the same year as the bike.

...
05-21-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Rolla

No worries; I'll bet you'll come back to it...

No worries; I'll bet you'll come back to it tomorrow and it'll all come together!
05-21-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Rolla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbNLdcH8Gqo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbNLdcH8Gqo
05-21-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Rolla

If this is happening on both bikes, I think it’s...

If this is happening on both bikes, I think it’s user error. Go to YouTube and watch some thru-axle how-to videos. Then watch some disc brake videos. It’s far easier to imitate what you see there...
05-21-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Rolla

That seems like a tall stack for the reach. ...

That seems like a tall stack for the reach. Anyway, take a look at a Jamis Renegade S3 or S4. The 58cm size has a 630 stack and a 828 standover, although the reach is 396. They're both reasonably...
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Rolla

Zombie thread notwithstanding, I had a similar...

Zombie thread notwithstanding, I had a similar click with a Kona Sutra LTD that had an aluminum shim factory-installed in the seat tube. Grease would silence it for awhile, then it would return. We...
05-21-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Rolla

Sits in the middle of what? Anyway, check the...

Sits in the middle of what? Anyway, check the usual stuff: chain stretch, tooth wear, derailleur height, cable friction.
05-20-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Rolla

Like title, motorcycle license, registration,...

Like title, motorcycle license, registration, inspections, and insurance? Be careful what you wish for.



I'd talk directly to the stores themselves. Or their home offices.
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