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12-02-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Russ Roth

Any SIS 7-9sp non-Dura Ace rear der will work. an...

Any SIS 7-9sp non-Dura Ace rear der will work. an 8sp der would work the best but any of them will work fine. MTN or road doesn't matter.
12-01-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 43,850
Posted By Russ Roth

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 325
Posted By Russ Roth

Obsessively unimportant. Competitors might look...

Obsessively unimportant. Competitors might look at what you're running in regards to groupset but its only usually the most anal retentive that are paying attention to that level or will care and...
11-30-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Russ Roth

I find that by starting just to the side of the...

I find that by starting just to the side of the stem and by pushing the tires in towards the center and up all the way around without releasing the upward pressure, that by the time I get nearly back...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Russ Roth

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This gives the general feel for my shop space. In hindsight I'd...
11-28-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,118
Posted By Russ Roth

1. was a mid-90s DeRosa Giro d'Italia with ELOS...

1. was a mid-90s DeRosa Giro d'Italia with ELOS tubing and I can't really remember what groupset. It had been split in half with S&S couplings and ridden all over Europe and the US. Was pained a...
11-28-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 485
Posted By Russ Roth

KCT1986 summed it up for the most part, advent is...

KCT1986 summed it up for the most part, advent is a 1x9 setup while advent x is 1x10, both are designed for wide range cassettes. I think my daughter's bike is set up 11-46, might be 48. Most things...
11-27-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Russ Roth

What parts are decent? Certainly not that 7sp...

What parts are decent? Certainly not that 7sp freewheel or the hub its attached to which is the weak spot in most lower end bikes and this is a lot of money for a very low end part that shouldn't...
11-27-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Russ Roth

Probably like turning the lights off while...

Probably like turning the lights off while spelunking, nothing for the eyes to adapt to, its just black.
11-27-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Russ Roth

Well black friday presale resulted in me getting...

Well black friday presale resulted in me getting a pair of Moon Meteor Shower pro lights and the light I had turned out to be a result of my 6yo screwing with the light which cygolight helped me to...
11-27-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 485
Posted By Russ Roth

Best, affordable advice Here you go....

Best, affordable advice


Here you go. https://www.microshift.com/products/components/shifters/flat-bar/ under compatibility click shimano road. They have multiple options. Microshift works every...
11-27-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By Russ Roth

Just had my daughter quoting me righty-tighty as...

Just had my daughter quoting me righty-tighty as I was just truing up my rear wheel, had to explain to her that while that was right she had to remember I was technically working on the spoke nipples...
11-26-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By Russ Roth

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My daughter's bike, bought new from a local shop 3 years ago,...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 251,412
Posted By Russ Roth

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11-25-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By Russ Roth

Should have mentioned, get a MTB, kids have a lot...

Should have mentioned, get a MTB, kids have a lot of fun when they're guiding you through the woods even if they start with the bunny trails.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Russ Roth

Impressive looking. I haven't been to Holland in...

Impressive looking. I haven't been to Holland in a while but the last time I stepped off the train in Amsterdam there was what looked like a regular parking garage filled with thousands of similar...
11-24-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Russ Roth

There are now 141mm mtb hubs that should negate...

There are now 141mm mtb hubs that should negate concerns, trek uses them at least on mtbs in the 800-1200.00 range, can't imagine 1mm is much of a stretch. 29" prebuilt wheels might do ok depending...
11-24-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By Russ Roth

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early...

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early enough to sneak a ride in and have a real flexible work schedule. If you can get all three in you can work around the kid till their old enough to...
11-23-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 152,152
Posted By Russ Roth

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Took my kid to the race in Queens, didn't...
11-23-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Russ Roth

Polygon makes a more basic but reasonable build...

Polygon makes a more basic but reasonable build https://www.polygonbikes.com/product/urban/impression-ax-disc/
Problem with tandems is they've become stupidly expensive, for something that just has...
11-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Russ Roth

Cambria bike usually has some good deals on...

Cambria bike usually has some good deals on gloves. For 40 degrees or warmer usually anything more windproof than insulated will be fine, riding keeps the circulation going to keep the fingers warm...
11-23-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Russ Roth

Only when the weather is cold, usually I find...

Only when the weather is cold, usually I find them uncomfortable, don't like the reduced feeling of grip, and typically can't be bothered looking for a pair since the kids scatter them. Personally I...
11-21-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By Russ Roth

One that doesn't come up much but I learned about...

One that doesn't come up much but I learned about here is xxcycle.com they're more varied in what they have but the prices are decent.
11-21-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By Russ Roth

Probikekit can be a mixed bag in my experience. I...

Probikekit can be a mixed bag in my experience. I ordered some track hubs from them and they took weeks to arrive, this was right at the start of the pandemic and it seemed the hubs weren't in stock...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,653
Posted By Russ Roth

I've never had luck with synthetics and even...

I've never had luck with synthetics and even prefer to just use cotton over synthetic. I've got some wool and find it works well, but often save the little I have for use in colder weather if...
11-20-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Russ Roth

After my knee surgery I ditched any crank that...

After my knee surgery I ditched any crank that was 175 for a 170 and the difference was noticeable, my racing bike is 172.5 and I notice that when I ride it, can feel a touch more stress in the knee....
Forum: Northeast
11-20-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 251,412
Posted By Russ Roth

Headed out for another night ride at Glacier...

Headed out for another night ride at Glacier Ridge last night, we did a couple of the loops and got to the main stop when one of the riders started not feeling well. He sat down then laid down and...
11-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Russ Roth

My current campy shifters, 12sp chorus, doesn't...

My current campy shifters, 12sp chorus, doesn't quite microshift the way my old, 1st gen 10sp levers did but there's at least 4 stops from what I just checked and they seem evenly spaced. But the...
11-20-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,071
Posted By Russ Roth

All things being equal the 650b should climb...

All things being equal the 650b should climb better. So same make model and width of tire, same hubs, same make, model of rim, same cassette and built with the same spokes the 650b should climb...
11-19-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By Russ Roth

before I would do the poseidon redwood I would go...

before I would do the poseidon redwood I would go with the dropbar x
https://www.poseidonbike.com/collections/all-bikes/products/dropbar-x?variant=41091390800023
I say that as someone who has a...
11-17-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Russ Roth

Cleaning and greasing the bearings has probably...

Cleaning and greasing the bearings has probably long been a need if it hasn't been done and getting rid of old, sticky and fossilizing grease can make the pedals smoother and remove more resistance...
11-17-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By Russ Roth

Sounds like a fun idea to screw around with. Not...

Sounds like a fun idea to screw around with. Not certain the full validity of this statement but I'm under the impression that you have to be careful bonding straight carbon to aluminum due to the...
11-17-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Russ Roth

Well the problems continue. Bought a brand new...

Well the problems continue. Bought a brand new cygolite 1100, arrived with the power button unlocked and has the same issue as the defective one, pressing the power button for more than a second...
11-15-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,304
Posted By Russ Roth

A spoke tension meter is kinda like instructions....

A spoke tension meter is kinda like instructions. Something nice to have so when I'm finished I can check it to know everything is right. A really good builder should be able to build a wheel without...
11-15-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,293
Posted By Russ Roth

It'll get you run over by a Tesla :roflmao2:...

It'll get you run over by a Tesla :roflmao2: Apparently they have a habit of running into parked cop cars that are on the side of the road, having two flashing rear lights might make you look like a...
11-15-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By Russ Roth

When the tractor trailer damaged my car they took...

When the tractor trailer damaged my car they took out part of the roof rack, both rails were bent, two of the mounts were damaged and one of the bike carriers were bent. Rack probably saved me from...
11-15-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Russ Roth

Lights have a high failure rate; or just bad luck?

Prior to this year I didn't do a lot of night riding, but things have changed and I'm finding it fun as is the rest of the family, which means we've been adding lights.

So far, I've had one...
Forum: Foo
11-12-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Russ Roth

You can pick up a hard nylon bristle brush that...

You can pick up a hard nylon bristle brush that goes in the drill that is meant for light sanding, bought one at the local ace hardware to scrub the floors in my car. Actually brought back some of...
11-12-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Russ Roth

Sealant isn't rubber cement, just wipe out with a...

Sealant isn't rubber cement, just wipe out with a towel to get most of the stuff out and toss the tube in. The stuff is designed to ride off with a tube in if the hole gets too big so your tube won't...
11-12-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,559
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm quite happy with 12sp, the only thing I...

I'm quite happy with 12sp, the only thing I dislike is the production of 9 and 10t cogs requiring different cassette freehub bodies. Don't know where people live that they need such extreme gear...
11-11-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,692
Posted By Russ Roth

Wish there was a more complete version but this...

Wish there was a more complete version but this gives a good perspective on light differences
https://www.modernbike.com/bicycle-light-comparison-guide
11-11-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,692
Posted By Russ Roth

False advertising, not certain the true extent...

False advertising, not certain the true extent but there's plenty of reports of the cheaper Amazon lights catching fire which can happen with lithium batteries if heat isn't properly regulated. Its...
11-10-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By Russ Roth

Was not making a moral argument and it shouldn't...

Was not making a moral argument and it shouldn't be interpreted that way. People don't just hope on a bike and suddenly do 20mph, they have to work to start reaching that speed which means they...
11-10-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By Russ Roth

Can actually be a lot different. Having seen...

Can actually be a lot different. Having seen adult riders hit a kid that was turning without looking, the adult went flying over the kid and into a fractured shoulder. The kid was hit by a 17lb bike....
Replies: 5,912
Views: 674,183
Posted By Russ Roth

Track rings have always been a bit steep, its why...

Track rings have always been a bit steep, its why I prefer a 130bcd on my bike and 110bcd on the kids' bikes, BMX chainrings can be quite affordable and very good quality. Even they can still get...
11-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By Russ Roth

Typical burrs I've dealt with are just at the top...

Typical burrs I've dealt with are just at the top related to the seat binder, a light file takes care of that. Water bottle bosses are low enough to not be an issue. I've got the flexhone and find it...
11-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Russ Roth

If the wheel won't move in the frame after...

If the wheel won't move in the frame after breaking spokes then you can whack that spot on the pavement effectively bending the wheel into shape. Not ideal unless you're enough miles from home that...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 251,412
Posted By Russ Roth

Need that fall risk for the mtb. Been mostly...

Need that fall risk for the mtb. Been mostly getting only light riding in and focusing on writing but better get some miles in, signed up for Rainey Park cross race on the 20th.
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't do the road bike, there are plenty of...

Don't do the road bike, there are plenty of places it would be fine, but it won't be for enough of it to be miserable in those spots. Buffalo to spencerport is fine gravel but with some slight...
11-05-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,439
Posted By Russ Roth

Glad to hear this, I've just been talking with...

Glad to hear this, I've just been talking with them and supposedly they'll get getting in some smaller frames in the next month or two as I would like an affordable Ti frame for my kid's next...
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