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09-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have one of these on my 2001 vintage Litespeed....

I have one of these on my 2001 vintage Litespeed. Came perfect and works great. I think its a worthy alternative if you are gonna return the other item.
09-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Rdmonster69

I carry a twisted stainless wire, I remove the...

I carry a twisted stainless wire, I remove the presta core and run the wire through the valve stem and then add air after putting the care back in. I don't have a problem with my MTB but my road bike...
08-31-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have 40 miles of single teack so far and it is...

I have 40 miles of single teack so far and it is a really nice bike. I feel it amplifies my modest off road skills and allows me to clear more features and ride with more confidence. It has lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,551
Posted By Rdmonster69

My '21 Domane has Aeoulus Pro 3v. Lifetime...

My '21 Domane has Aeoulus Pro 3v. Lifetime warranty and they have a pretty good rep as far as I can tell. I had some old paired spoke Bontrager Race Lite's as well. Never had an issues with them.
...
08-30-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Rdmonster69

I respectfully disagree. I spent the last few...

I respectfully disagree. I spent the last few years on an old school hardtail giant and my new Top Fuel takes what skill I have and multiplies it due to the new geometry/features.

To the OPs...
08-29-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thought I would update here .... Took the bike...

Thought I would update here .... Took the bike out again and with a small hand adjustment I cam easily keep the brakes from hitting my middle finer. Wasn't really a problem with the front brake as it...
08-29-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks !! Yes they are factory carbon rims. I'm...

Thanks !! Yes they are factory carbon rims. I'm really happy with the tires too. Loads of grip. Running 28 PSI rear and 25 PSI front and I am abut 200lbs ready to ride. Massive traction !!! Also...
08-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,374
Posted By Rdmonster69

For real ..... I was trying out my new expensive...

For real ..... I was trying out my new expensive enough to piss some people off mountain bike on Saturday. I saw a guy and his lady friend out on the trails (some are pretty gnarly and some not so...
08-23-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,374
Posted By Rdmonster69

I agree 100%. I have really expensive bikes, and...

I agree 100%. I have really expensive bikes, and cycling clothes and I hate litterbugs. I also stop and help most riders if they are having mechanical difficulties. The last two guys were on fairly...
08-22-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

It has that but as far as I can tell it doesn't...

It has that but as far as I can tell it doesn't change the bite point.just the position of the lever. Im going to ride it a few more times before I do anything just to see if I get used to it. I...
08-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

Interesting. I'm fairly new to the hydraulic...

Interesting. I'm fairly new to the hydraulic brake world in cycling. I shouldn't have to move it very much so I will adjust it a little and see what its like on my next ride. Thanks again !!
08-22-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks !! I hate not having my way !! I adjusted...

Thanks !! I hate not having my way !! I adjusted the reach out some but may have to double check .... I think I adjusted it back. By moving it away do you mean the reach adjustment or moving the...
08-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

Adjusting Bite Point 4 Piston Deore XT

I searched but didn't see much.

I just purchased a new mountain bike. I was a little concerned with the bite point of the brakes just cruising around the neighborhood but wanted to get it in some...
08-19-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Rdmonster69

OK ....that was funny !! Mine is attached by...

OK ....that was funny !! Mine is attached by rather flimsy plastic clips. I usually leave them on but this one is making a racket and I've only ridden it for about 15 minutes around my neighborhood....
08-19-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Rdmonster69

Taking My New Bike Out Tomorrow

Supposed to be nice enough to get my new Trek out tomorrow. Coming from 15+ year old Giant hardtail this should be quite a change. The pic's don't do the paint scheme justice. I used the suspension...
08-12-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

Might be a few days before I can hit a trail but...

Might be a few days before I can hit a trail but believe me ..... its gonna get dirty !!!
08-12-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Rdmonster69

New Bike Day

Ordered mid February. Arrived Wednesday. Top Fuel 9.8 XT. The pics don't do it justice as the paint scheme really pops !!! Almost went with the carbon black but I'm glad I ordered this instead. Will...
08-11-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By Rdmonster69

My old trek had an aluminum one that was only...

My old trek had an aluminum one that was only slightly larger than the largest rear cog. I didn't mind it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By Rdmonster69

I live in Indiana , Its like the deep south with...

I live in Indiana , Its like the deep south with a midwest flair that also gets cold in the winter.
08-11-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By Rdmonster69

If it comes on the bike I leave em. If the bike...

If it comes on the bike I leave em. If the bike doesn't have one I wouldn't put one on !!!
08-09-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Rdmonster69

I listened to that interview on NPR ...good stuff.

I listened to that interview on NPR ...good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Did somebody say Litespeed !!!

Did somebody say Litespeed !!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Well ..... I mostly ride a dead flat rail to...

Well ..... I mostly ride a dead flat rail to trail path but there are a few bridges. There is also alot of slowing for road crossing but honestly I am not much faster on the open road.

Fun fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Okay .... I'm with you on this. Just FYI My bike...

Okay .... I'm with you on this. Just FYI My bike is really cool !! Wann hear about it LOL !!! Actually my bikes are worth way more than my cars but my cars are pretty junky.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rdmonster69

Lol .... That's awesome. Compared to the OP...

Lol .... That's awesome.

Compared to the OP and his pals I'm as slow as a pre climate change glacier !! I rode for years on an old Trek 2.3 ....would average about 14MPH on a MUP over 20 - 30...
07-29-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks for that answer !! I need to change the...

Thanks for that answer !! I need to change the rear cassette on my Litespeed to match my Trek. I can spin the big ring and still be in the center of the cog.
07-29-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm 73 inches and change with close to a 36 inch...

I'm 73 inches and change with close to a 36 inch cycling inseam. I wear 34 inseam in pants. My legs are fairly long. I was made a touch shorter after my C-0 to c-3 fusion ... damn neurosurgeons.
07-29-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Rdmonster69

What does the size of the cogs that are used have...

What does the size of the cogs that are used have to do with chain wear. Legit curious. I have one bike that I never use the small ring and another bike where I can hardly ever use the big ring. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have the Dura Ace version which are very...

I have the Dura Ace version which are very similar. I don't think I would even notice the areas that you highlighted.
07-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By Rdmonster69

Given your screen name you would seem to be the...

Given your screen name you would seem to be the perfect person to comment.
07-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Rdmonster69

A decent mini pump makes a nice club. Also I...

A decent mini pump makes a nice club.

Also I second the ride right at them strategy mentioned above. Our MUP that goes through the city used to have several assaults per year before it got...
07-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm not sure which side I hike to when dropping...

I'm not sure which side I hike to when dropping ass on the bike. I do have large cut outs in my saddle so I may try the aero lean and see if I can drop one through the cut out.

Also you may want...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rdmonster69

Alright ....ya got me .... LOL. I work on...

Alright ....ya got me .... LOL.

I work on alot of stuff (bikes, cars, motorcycles) .... I doubt that cross-threading a BB is going to be an issue for me (fingers crossed). I have no real prejudice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rdmonster69

My old Litespeed was designed for a threaded BB...

My old Litespeed was designed for a threaded BB and I installed it with the anti-seize recommended by the manufacturer. Why do you hate other people so much that you laugh at their misfortune.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Chris King BB was just a bunch of parts....

My Chris King BB was just a bunch of parts. Nothing look pressed in anywhere. There were 2 separate shells that threaded into the BB.

The Origin 8 and Shimano's I put in a few recent rebuilds meet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rdmonster69

I would get the T47 and pay the loot. I looked at...

I would get the T47 and pay the loot. I looked at a Litespeed before I bought my Dpmane. I would have got the T47 in a heartbeat because how often are you getting a custom build like this. As it is...
07-19-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have an older Yakima that fits on a hitch and...

I have an older Yakima that fits on a hitch and tilts. The shell would open no problem but the tailgate will not open flat although you could put a rag down and gently let it rest on the button that...
07-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Park I-Beam has a spoke wrench built into the...

My Park I-Beam has a spoke wrench built into the on board tire lever. Haven't had to use it but it looks legit.
07-11-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rdmonster69

I like the loud freehubs. My Dura Ace hub is...

I like the loud freehubs. My Dura Ace hub is noticeably quieter than my stock Bontrager Rapid Drive Hub.
07-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

This thread is causing mental fatigue ....that's...

This thread is causing mental fatigue ....that's for sure.
07-06-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks Big Gravel !! I'm going back to the...

Thanks Big Gravel !!

I'm going back to the dumpster Vodka thread for a while
07-06-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm glad this thread is as awesome as I thought...

I'm glad this thread is as awesome as I thought it might be and has degenerated into a large group saying that drinking a half empty bottle of vodka is disgusting (it is) and a small but vocal...
07-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

I've been waiting for big gravel to chime in. My...

I've been waiting for big gravel to chime in. My wide tires have no knobbies and actually aren't even that wide. Who should I be mad at.
07-06-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

Actually comparing the type of equipment a 150...

Actually comparing the type of equipment a 150 pound professional cyclist uses and benefits from with what a 200+ pound weekend warrior who uses his bike to haul groceries will benefit from is kinda...
07-06-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

Srsly ? No spandex panties here ... I wear loose...

Srsly ? No spandex panties here ... I wear loose shorts as often as not...and as I stated ... I ran pressures like that for years and it was indicated on the sidewall....until it became...
07-06-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

Have you ever ridden a modern 32c road bike tire...

Have you ever ridden a modern 32c road bike tire at 60 or 70 psi ? I have ridden many thousands of miles on high pressure 23 on 25c tires. For me the 32s are worlds better. I would think that ride...
07-06-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

Comfort isn't an issue ....got it. I'm not racing...

Comfort isn't an issue ....got it. I'm not racing anyone or anything either. I just like better performance and more comfort. Wider tires and lower pressures work excellent in this regard.
07-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop...

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop bars and is strictly made for the road. Also has a pretty narrow saddle and isn't an "upright fuddy duddy" by a long shot..

Have fun on your 23s. I...
07-06-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

LOL ....ruining the sport ?? ..... and just the...

LOL ....ruining the sport ?? ..... and just the dozens of thread on tire pressure on BF shows that many people actually do care. There is some pretty good data out there that says that for your...
06-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Rdmonster69

No one has answered what the ribs are for. Its...

No one has answered what the ribs are for. Its ribbed for her pleasure !!
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