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08-19-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By dsbrantjr

Before taking the shotgun approach of replacing...

Before taking the shotgun approach of replacing things, maybe you should clean and lube the mechanisms and replace the cables and housings. You might find that it works just fine.
08-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum mostly fell out of favor because it...

Aluminum mostly fell out of favor because it moved from being a novelty to being seen as a cheap bike's material.
Good aluminum frames are labor intensive and expensive.
Carbon fiber got cheap, and...
08-19-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Mr. 66

You need the right sized clamp. Not a...

You need the right sized clamp.

Not a problem to use a top pull fd. You may need MTB version, depending on shifters.

Yes. Gear specific cable.
08-17-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By 70sSanO

MTB left trigger shifters don’t have any trim. I...

MTB left trigger shifters don’t have any trim. I don’t think the flat bar road left shifters have a trim function, even though the same (Sora, Tiagra) STI do.

Traditionally longer chainstays,...
08-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 611
Posted By Ogsarg

My guess is that why you can't find it is because...

My guess is that why you can't find it is because people that want something that sounds like a bell....will buy a bell. Why on earth would you want to complicate things with a battery, charging, etc?
08-15-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Leisesturm

No trim but it hasn't been an issue IME.

No trim but it hasn't been an issue IME.
08-15-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Barry2

When I was mechanical, I used Trim to avoid chain...

When I was mechanical, I used Trim to avoid chain / FD contact when cross-chaining a little more than I should.
I didn't need the Trim function during recommended operation.
Another way of...
08-15-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Barry2

I think at least in the Shimano world they refer...

I think at least in the Shimano world they refer to that function as "Trim".
That might help find what you're looking for.

Barry
08-15-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 932
Posted By tkamd73

Been using this one for quite some time now,...

Been using this one for quite some time now, pretty simple, and easy to move between bikes. Was given a couple of the more complex, mechanical ones as gifts and had issues with every one of them. The...
08-12-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By urbanknight

Says who? Niner actually makes a full sus...

Says who?

Niner actually makes a full sus road/gravel bike. Of course, it's over $4k.

Also FWIW, sprung and cushy seats are not actually comfortable for long rides, and they definitely won't...
08-12-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By njkayaker

Again, an overly-vast majority of road riders on...

Again, an overly-vast majority of road riders on "expensive" bikes don't use such devices. That is some indication that such devices aren't really necessary.

Keep in mind that I don't care whether...
08-12-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By stevel610

My first thought was that an inexpensive mtn bike...

My first thought was that an inexpensive mtn bike would probably be pretty comfortable. Particularly as the springs age. If you like it, keep it.

But if you have only taken a few rides on the...
08-12-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By CAT7RDR

I have similar goals and equipment as you do. ...

I have similar goals and equipment as you do.
My now primary bike is a 2014 Trek Marlin 6 that is now set up with a mostly Deore group set, a Salsa Cromoto steel fork, ES500 SPD pedals, Ergon bar...
08-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By njkayaker

Mountain bikers are unweighting (getting off the...

Mountain bikers are unweighting (getting off the seat) all the time. His problem was that he didn't ride the road bike like his mountain bike.
08-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By andrewclaus

As mentioned a couple of times above, comfortably...

As mentioned a couple of times above, comfortably riding a road bike takes technique and experience. Scan the road, identify obstacles, and if you can't avoid them you unweight and let your body flex...
08-11-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By Ironfish653

There's really no substitute for time and miles...

There's really no substitute for time and miles in the saddle. Just like any physically demanding activity, you're going to have to do it often enough, like every other day, at least, and push...
08-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By big john

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf...

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf fork and both are very happy with them.

Remember the Cannondale Silk Road? It had a Headshock, I think 20mm, and a suspension seatpost.
...
08-10-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By Branko D

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an...

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an adequately chosen tire pressure (I run about 88-90 psi* on my road bike, anything more would be excessive) and if the bike fits you well, you've got...
08-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By OldTryGuy

I've ridden my 2002 - $100.00 - TARGET MAGNA 7spd...

I've ridden my 2002 - $100.00 - TARGET MAGNA 7spd - Aluminum Frame - Suspension Fork, Spring Seat Post - Springy Cushy Wide Seat - Upright Bars - Front Basket - Rear Rack - 26x1 3/8 tires on 100 mile...
08-10-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By ofajen

I spend a lot of time out of the saddle,...

I spend a lot of time out of the saddle, particularly over anything rough, so arms and legs are the suspension. To my mind, suspension is for single track. YMMV.

Otto
08-10-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By big john

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with...

If you want to do touring you can get a bike with suspension of some kind if you feel you need it. A loaded touring bike is heavy already and the addition of a few pounds for suspension shouldn't be...
08-10-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By alcjphil

I would ask what distance rides you have been...

I would ask what distance rides you have been doing on your full suspension mountain bike. I would also ask how well the rigid bike you bought fits you. Fit is at least as important to comfort as a...
08-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,030
Posted By pdlamb

O.P., you're missing the point. For long...

O.P., you're missing the point. For long distance riding and touring, it's likely you're going to be more focused on efficiency than comfort. In addition, you're going to have to get into shape to...
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