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Forum: Introductions
09-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Russ Roth

Own an apple farm? I used to be the pastor of...

Own an apple farm?
I used to be the pastor of the Huron Presbyterian Church up there until a couple years ago and it was a great little community. Also ran a bike clinic in Wolcott to help people...
09-13-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By Russ Roth

I don't really understand the logic to a 29x3,...

I don't really understand the logic to a 29x3, the tires are always absurdly heavy, the rims are typically wider and heavier as a result and if it uses tubes they're heavier as well. Switching to 29"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Russ Roth

I thought I read that but its new enough I didn't...

I thought I read that but its new enough I didn't want to make the claim. I'm not running a campy chain on mine, using a kmc instead since it was lighter, cheaper, easier to install and I've had good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Russ Roth

Wheels are highly dependent, I have several...

Wheels are highly dependent, I have several wheels with swappable freehubs and several without. That said, if I could put a 12sp shimano cassette on my kings and run it I would since the classics...
09-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,125
Posted By Russ Roth

Most of the others have really covered it. Often...

Most of the others have really covered it. Often it isn't a question of if you need a better bike, if the one you have works fine and has nothing wrong with it then the obvious answer is you don't...
09-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Russ Roth

Lots of chainrings will list along the side the...

Lots of chainrings will list along the side the BCD or bolt circle diameter, as well as how many teeth, as long as the BCD is listed everything else should be easy, you can count the number of teeth,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Russ Roth

Shifting system is completely different and I...

Shifting system is completely different and I find easier to use from the hoods and harder to shift from the drops which I hardly ever use since the hoods can be more aero and more comfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,767
Posted By Russ Roth

Also curious as to how durable they are. I picked...

Also curious as to how durable they are. I picked up a 12sp campy compatible edco version for 100.00 and I've had it sitting in a drawer waiting for the current chorus cassette to wear out which it...
09-12-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Russ Roth

The only spot you'll find that particular crank...

The only spot you'll find that particular crank is on ebay, the models have changed multiple times since then.
A good shop should be able to drill and install a Heli-Coil which is typically a...
Forum: Foo
09-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks like a silly, bendable solution. Toss a...

Looks like a silly, bendable solution. Toss a sram hub that takes a cassette but has an internal 3sp built in. Once rode a bike that with its 11/32 cassette and 22/32/42 crank in the lowest gear...
09-11-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Russ Roth

Something like a varsity wouldn't notice a couple...

Something like a varsity wouldn't notice a couple of small holes, just take your time and make the holes as smoothly as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,650
Posted By Russ Roth

Pretty much this. When new owners take over a...

Pretty much this. When new owners take over a shop they have to establish new contracts with the bike brands and if their credit isn't good enough or their business plan isn't strong enough the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By Russ Roth

MTB trails near Wisconsin Dells?

The family and I are meeting the in-laws in Wisconsin in a month and the plan is to bring the mountain bikes. Any trails nearby that are recommended? We'll have plenty of time to ride each day and...
09-08-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By Russ Roth

Wrong size, wheelchairs often call them 25" and...

Wrong size, wheelchairs often call them 25" and they're the 540iso, I've tried to find nicer rims in that size since my kids' raleigh cx24 came in that size and its such a random one. Managed to find...
09-06-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,242
Posted By Russ Roth

It is possible to build a bike with no Asian made...

It is possible to build a bike with no Asian made parts but not with strictly USA parts. I assume Zipp had their system made overseas? But if you add the EU both Campy and Rotor become options. Campy...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Russ Roth

Check out other sources than Amazon for bike...

Check out other sources than Amazon for bike parts if you aren't in a rush. I paid 100 for the pedals and have found them affordably elsewhere. If Shimano didn't pull their nonsense on banning...
09-05-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,538
Posted By Russ Roth

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I...

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I had tested a number of bikes with sram red and force and couldn't objectively feel any difference so when I had a no money worry build on my then...
09-05-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Russ Roth

Any particular reason? I view my bike the same...

Any particular reason?
I view my bike the same as the car, I prefer the best tires at the front and would put wider in the front of the bike over the rear if mismatched. Logic for me is that its...
09-05-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,849
Posted By Russ Roth

My preferred outfit is cargo shorts, a t-shirt...

My preferred outfit is cargo shorts, a t-shirt and wool boxer briefs unless I'm racing. Cycling clothing matters a lot for speed, there's lots of wind tests from Zipp, Specialized, Trek, GCN and...
09-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Russ Roth

Be careful of how narrow you go, modern mtb rims...

Be careful of how narrow you go, modern mtb rims tend to be wider to help tire profile but you may find you can't go lower than a 650bx28 or even 30 which should roll fine and fast in comparison to a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Russ Roth

The above points are all good. Your changes all...

The above points are all good. Your changes all seem good but be careful of the chain, be prepared to replace the rear cassette and possibly a chainring depending on the level of wear, this could...
09-04-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Russ Roth

Rims never go back to perfect when you dent the...

Rims never go back to perfect when you dent the sidewall, did that a number of times to a pair of velocity aeroheats before deciding that 19c tires were stupid when I also used the bike to commute....
09-04-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 752
Posted By Russ Roth

This mechanic is incompetent and doesn't know...

This mechanic is incompetent and doesn't know what he's doing. A crown race cutter doesn't make things random sizes, it mills the shoulders of the race to the proper diameter and squares the surface...
09-04-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Russ Roth

Nail polish is the cheap and easy way, can dab...

Nail polish is the cheap and easy way, can dab on, it won't be flat but won't stand out. Only way to remove it would be to get actual touchup paint, lightly wet sand the surface to smooth it out....
09-04-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Russ Roth

Who needs a thief? I've got more bikes than...

Who needs a thief? I've got more bikes than garmin mounts and I only use it to record what I did, not to monitor, depending on the bike so I tossed it in my seat pack for a ride on a bike with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By Russ Roth

I've done some stupid things in life that could...

I've done some stupid things in life that could have easily done me in but that was the closest I ever came. Only though in my head was "if I die, MJ is gonna kill me" which was hilarious when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By Russ Roth

Worst moment was a large sweeping downhill, not...

Worst moment was a large sweeping downhill, not too tight but really required leaning the bike at 55mph, just got up to speed when I hit a patch of sand and gravel. Both tires lost traction and the...
09-04-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Russ Roth

Would agree, especially on carbon bars which are...

Would agree, especially on carbon bars which are typically only rated to 5 Nm though most bars I've used have texturing to keep them from moving in that area so lower than recommended should be fine....
09-03-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Russ Roth

Pull the cover back gently from the top of the...

Pull the cover back gently from the top of the lever at the front, don't have to move it much. The bolt, if I remember on those right, is a 5mm allen, the ones on my Sachs were shallow so don't use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Russ Roth

All my bikes I look at where the housing rubs the...

All my bikes I look at where the housing rubs the frame and put a small strip of electrical tape under it. Stays there just fine and looks good. For road bikes I'll toss a thicker clear plastic...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd be somewhat surprised if the newest can't...

I'd be somewhat surprised if the newest can't take a 28c tire, have you tried them? If not carrying a load, I make my kids carry a small one, I would think 25c could be fine. Remember that he's...
09-02-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, just the positioning. Mines set up to run...

Nope, just the positioning. Mines set up to run like a race bike, 5 hours on pavement or most rail trail is no problem. 5 hours on actual rough roads is something different. I run bigger tires and a...
09-02-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By Russ Roth

EU laws are different from US and the parts...

EU laws are different from US and the parts manufacturers can basically require everything go through third party distributors and fix prices which they can't do in the EU which is part of why...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 244,333
Posted By Russ Roth

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Visited Cathedral Pines for the first time and ran into this guy...
08-31-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually the thing to watch for is if the strand...

Actually the thing to watch for is if the strand starts to move. One strand won't matter but sometimes it starts unraveling further and curling up from the cable moving against the adjustment barrel...
08-30-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Russ Roth

This sums up my ownership of mine for a good 8...

This sums up my ownership of mine for a good 8 years until one day it grew legs and walked off to I have no idea where.
The one feature I liked is the wire loop that helped to stabilize it on the ...
08-30-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Russ Roth

Doubtful the shifter doesn't work right. I've...

Doubtful the shifter doesn't work right. I've assembled thousands of bikes with cheap low end shifters and if they were shimano shifters I never had one that failed to work. It can happen but it...
08-30-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Russ Roth

I had a hard time getting my rings down to a...

I had a hard time getting my rings down to a 28/44 for gravel, ended up finding an older 11sp sram XO carbon crank and had to pair it with a shimano GRX front der to get something that could shift...
08-30-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I find no use for actual tubeless, my...

Although I find no use for actual tubeless, my wife has two bikes set up tubeless and has done fine I've had bad luck which I assume relates to my weight since I have a hard time with the tires...
08-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,638
Posted By Russ Roth

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Just have to get a proper rack on there, nothing like heading...
08-29-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,638
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a Miata? I get real world 33mpg even having a...

Get a Miata? I get real world 33mpg even having a blast on the back roads and I'm saving for a turbo kit for a little more power. Car can be insanely fun; with cross season approaching I haven't...
08-29-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By Russ Roth

To me tandems are typically priced high, usually...

To me tandems are typically priced high, usually more than twice the price of two equivalent bikes. Used are often high with people asking over 1k on 20 year old used cannondales, but with some...
Forum: Foo
08-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,116
Posted By Russ Roth

When I did the plumbing on my renovation I...

When I did the plumbing on my renovation I clearly wasn't thinking of the possibilities of how pex could be used and had never seen it used; the first line I did I ran like it was copper piping and...
08-27-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Russ Roth

1x for me is very much a purpose made thing. I...

1x for me is very much a purpose made thing. I bought my parents 1x since they could never learn how to properly shift their old hybrids, they now do so with the simplicity 1x offers. My mtb is 1x...
Forum: Foo
08-27-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,116
Posted By Russ Roth

Roofing was a family business so I've done enough...

Roofing was a family business so I've done enough of them and will do another if I need to. My grandfather started the business, my dad and uncles worked it till my dad moved upstate. When we needed...
08-27-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Russ Roth

The singing sands were cool in the NE and there's...

The singing sands were cool in the NE and there's a fun bridge to jump off of, has a strong current and a popular spot to swim, the signs all say not to but the lifeguards didn't seem to care. A good...
08-26-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Russ Roth

I can't speak directly to this but I've dealt...

I can't speak directly to this but I've dealt with Microshift which micronew seems to be copying. With Microshift their shifters would not work with the newest shimano 10sp or 11sp shifters but would...
Replies: 5,900
Views: 658,983
Posted By Russ Roth

I use prolink on my chains and find it does a...

I use prolink on my chains and find it does a good job.
I bail at 40% chance of rain, just not worth the typically 5-7 hours of total drive time to get rained out.
08-26-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Russ Roth

Unless you're spending lots of money you won't...

Unless you're spending lots of money you won't get anything reliable. If you need to replace your wheels go with a traditional spoke wheelset. Even at the higher levels of a couple thousand for a 3...
08-26-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,394
Posted By Russ Roth

As someone else mentioned, put it under the...

As someone else mentioned, put it under the handlebar tape, if its that small put it on the bottom near the end the bar where your hand rarely goes or underneath between where the cable housing is...
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