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Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By RNAV

That looks great! Please post pics once you've...

That looks great! Please post pics once you've got it built.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,747
Posted By RNAV

I've found the Silca Pro Pressure Calculator...

I've found the Silca Pro Pressure Calculator (https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form?submissionGuid=21c2c304-4e23-4f1d-8d05-a1e77c33b244) to be helpful as a starting point for a pressure with the lowest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,949
Posted By RNAV

I haven't had the dart tip break yet. I think...

I haven't had the dart tip break yet. I think it'll be fine so long as you push the dart in perpendicular to the hole in the tire (i.e. 90 degrees vs. some other angle). Granted, I've been running...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,949
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for pointing out the limitations of the...

Thanks for pointing out the limitations of the air liner as I hadn't fully researched them. They can be had cheaper elsewhere, so I think I'll give them a shot and see how long they end up lasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,949
Posted By RNAV

I've been riding road tubeless going on 8 years;...

I've been riding road tubeless going on 8 years; haven't carried a spare tube in 5 years and have never been stranded in those 5 years. I have, however, had punctures that sealant alone wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By RNAV

I would, though it seems no one makes them narrow...

I would, though it seems no one makes them narrow enough for me (132mm is about as wide as I can go; 128 to 130 is optimal). They're all 143mm or larger. The technology is pretty neat, and all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,854
Posted By RNAV

Oh. So you only "drop" the saddle height when...

Oh. So you only "drop" the saddle height when you're not going to pedal?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,854
Posted By RNAV

Question, coming from someone who has never been...

Question, coming from someone who has never been mountain biking and has never used a dropper: if the lower saddle height is so much better, why not ride at that height all the time?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By RNAV

As a suggestion, I use a flat object (clipboard,...

As a suggestion, I use a flat object (clipboard, wooden plank, whatever - as long as it is long enough to completely cover the saddle from tip to tail) to lay on top of the saddle then put my iPhone...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,679
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for sharing that -- I learned something!

Thanks for sharing that -- I learned something!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,679
Posted By RNAV

I interpreted the description as pretty explicit...

I interpreted the description as pretty explicit in saying the threaded areas are fully carbon. The reason why galvanic corrosion is a concern on other carbon bikes is because everyone else utilizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By RNAV

Here's the system I use which enables me to...

Here's the system I use which enables me to duplicate measurements from one bike to another down to the mm. I stand the bike up vertically and place the rear wheel perpendicular (i.e. right angle) to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By RNAV

Berk Lupina is a very similar shape, available in...

Berk Lupina is a very similar shape, available in 132mm width. I did not have luck with reliability on these saddles, but then I'm a bigger rider (6'2", 195 pounds). I think the Selle Italia SLR...
12-24-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By RNAV

Yeah, I've gone over the bike and checked...

Yeah, I've gone over the bike and checked everything; wheels are true/tensioned. This is my n+1 bike! I would have preferred steel, but got a good deal on this bike. Interestingly, my steel Lemond...
12-24-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By RNAV

Close. The cups are much more shallow -- they...

Close. The cups are much more shallow -- they are only the depth of the bearing. There's a circlip that keeps the bearing from pressing all the way into the BB area. The entire BB area, aside from...
12-23-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By RNAV

23 Dec update: Lubed pedals (speedplay) ...

23 Dec update:

Lubed pedals (speedplay)
Tightened pedals
Torqued chain ring bolts

Still creaking.

I'm going to order actual bearing retention compound and give that a shot. It's cheaper...
12-21-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By RNAV

I know it's not cleats (same shoes + different...

I know it's not cleats (same shoes + different bike = no creaks), but I'll re-torque the pedals and chain ring bolts. Thanks!
12-21-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By RNAV

'18 Specialized Crux: need help solving creaking BB

I can't seem to solve BB creak in my '18 Specialized Crux (PF30 BB, bearings press into frame cups against retaining ring). I'm running Sram Rival 22 PF30 crank. Here's what I've tried:

Pressed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 137,816
Posted By RNAV

Here are mine: Croix de Fer ...

Here are mine:

Croix de Fer
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_1783_fd92447ce5874645901ae3869d9b002c33352f4c.jpeg

Washoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By RNAV

FWIW, I suspect there are very few people who can...

FWIW, I suspect there are very few people who can determine tire pressure with any sort of repeatable accuracy using only feel . . . at least at the pressures most folks run 25mm tires at. 85 psi vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By RNAV

Any chance you could post a picture of your bike?...

Any chance you could post a picture of your bike?

All City had a Cosmic Stallion paint scheme in the color way you want:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By RNAV

Some questions: Is black/gold/white your...

Some questions:

Is black/gold/white your first choice . . . or did you pick that because it was most obvious to you? I'm simply trying to ascertain if that's the only color palette acceptable, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By RNAV

I have the tires on one of my bikes and have...

I have the tires on one of my bikes and have liked them. I will say, however, that I went with Conti GP5000 Tubeless on my other bike and prefer the Conti to the Pro Ones. I think the Contis roll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By RNAV

My wife works for a professional dog trainer. ...

My wife works for a professional dog trainer. They use the exact same CO2 inflators (with a trigger) that most roadies already carry. They reserve it for breaking up dog fights, or when a dog is...
08-31-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By RNAV

Jaqwire Elite Link has a liner that you run...

Jaqwire Elite Link has a liner that you run inside the frame; the cable slides inside that liner. Only the exposed liner get links, which is part of the weight savings.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By RNAV

So let me tell you a story . . . (TL;DR: the...

So let me tell you a story . . . (TL;DR: the short cage and medium cage derailleurs actually have different knuckle bodies, so the short cage ones won't work well with 32T cassettes even if you put a...
08-30-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By RNAV

2018+ Crux internal shift cable questions

I'm looking to re-cable my 2018 Crux. It currently has full-length cable housing run internally from the shifter all the way to the rear derailleur (enters downtube at the hydro hose+cable port, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By RNAV

It's not just you. I found that the majority of...

It's not just you. I found that the majority of brands' chamois don't come up far enough in the front, resulting in some parts working their way above the chamois and rubbing on the lycra. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

That's exactly what I'm considering. I was...

That's exactly what I'm considering. I was hoping there was a ready-made solution out there that I just didn't know about. In the absence of that, I'll create my own solution. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By RNAV

Just curious . . . in the auto industry we put...

Just curious . . . in the auto industry we put grease on the back side of the pad (between the pad and piston) to prevent brake squeal. I haven't seen that mentioned in this thread. Is that something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Nice idea, but not an option (no place to install...

Nice idea, but not an option (no place to install a mount).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Hoping to be around $100. It's not really a...

Hoping to be around $100. It's not really a t-rail . . . it's a bedrail that has a t-slot machined into it, and it's secured with bed rail clamps and is pretty sturdy. I've got a bed rack that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Just one, but my bikes are way too nice to ever...

Just one, but my bikes are way too nice to ever be disgraced by being placed on their side on a truck bed. Plus, the truck bed will be full of hay and other horse-stuff whenever I need to carry the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Who makes the rack you pictured? The cover...

Who makes the rack you pictured? The cover manufacturer does offer accessories, but they're crossbars and will get in the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Correct. I'd thought about a 2x4, but was hoping...

Correct. I'd thought about a 2x4, but was hoping for something more substantial with a finished look -- preferably made out of metal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By RNAV

Donít go Shimano, lol! Sounds like youíre doing...

Donít go Shimano, lol! Sounds like youíre doing it right. Have you contacted SRAM support? Iíd start there, then consider returning the BB for a replacement. Otherwise, you could try a couple wraps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By RNAV

Where, exactly, on the NDS are you taking your...

Where, exactly, on the NDS are you taking your measurement? Have you installed it with the correct amount of spacers + wave washer and torqued to spec and found there to be play?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By RNAV

Bike mounting solutions for truck bed rail -- need help figuring something out.

I'm looking for something a bit different and hope you folks can help. I've got a bed cover with integrated T-slot rails. Yes, I can run crossbars and mount up a tray. The problem is that when I need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By RNAV

Yeah, I took the bike to my LBS and my buddy...

Yeah, I took the bike to my LBS and my buddy (mechanic there) showed me how to bleed them. I picked up a used 1x bike and converted it to 2x, and I had to cut the line on the front brake to feed it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By RNAV

Question on bleeding SRAM hydraulic disc brakes . . .

I picked up my first hydraulic disc brake bike the other day and have been researching brake bleeding procedures. I'm a former automotive mechanic, and the SRAM bleed procedures seem way overly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,213
Posted By RNAV

I've used the 7x10 ears on a 7x9 saddle without...

I've used the 7x10 ears on a 7x9 saddle without issue. I did line the inside upper lip of the ears with tape to make up the extra 1mm -- I didn't wrap the rails, nor did I put tape in the interior...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,258
Posted By RNAV

Is that $4k for the frame, or $4k for a complete...

Is that $4k for the frame, or $4k for a complete bike? The answer will require you look at drastically different makers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By RNAV

I don't really care if it's 11 or 12 speed, or...

I don't really care if it's 11 or 12 speed, or mechanical or electronic. I care about not spending $2500 for a group. I know I can spend less for Rival AXS, but it's stupid heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By RNAV

Where to buy non-AXS SRAM groups?

Iím specifically looking for a 2x11 hydraulic force or red group, but can only find either AXS (too pricy) or Rival(too heavy). I see companies like All City selling new bikes with 1x11 Force CX...
05-27-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,252
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for your write up. I've got two steel...

Thanks for your write up. I've got two steel Lemond road bikes and find myself in a similar situation needing more tire clearance. I'm torn between building up a Lemond Poprad disc - which will clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By RNAV

That's funny, because I am in aviation and was...

That's funny, because I am in aviation and was thinking to myself "no way he's referring to go/no-go speed!" Let's say it's got a V1 of 1 knot . . . as soon as it starts to roll, I'm takin' it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By RNAV

According to this article...

According to this article (https://road.cc/content/news/126698-lemond-launches-steel-washoe), "The Washoe is named after the county in Nevada where the USAís only Tour de France winner (1986, 1989...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By RNAV

Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it...

Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it originally, or what did it look like previously?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By RNAV

Kinda NBD: Custom LeMond Washoe

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1715_fc17269f7c112050fe9c56e932ac258ad0dcb4db.jpeg

After more than a year (COVID delays), my Washoe project is finally done!...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,497
Posted By RNAV

Thank you for your very informative post! I'll...

Thank you for your very informative post! I'll have to update my sig to '06 . . . I was uncertain of the year when I acquired the frame. But, it was definitely a Croix de fer and it was definitely...
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