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09-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 731
Posted By Rolla

In the unlikely event that you have to re-seat a...

In the unlikely event that you have to re-seat a tire in the field, a CO2 inflator often does the trick. And I've found that Park adhesive boots stick to even a sealant-treated tire. You just have to...
09-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 731
Posted By Rolla

I'm slow to adopt new technology, but once I bit...

I'm slow to adopt new technology, but once I bit the bullet and put tubeless tires on my mountain bike and one of my singlespeeds, I'll never buy another bike or wheelset that requires tubes....
09-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By Rolla

Now I'm curious -- which ones made the podium? ...

Now I'm curious -- which ones made the podium?



That's a worthy thread topic all by itself!
09-22-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By Rolla

Now yer talkin' -- I'm sure the new Crazy Bar...

Now yer talkin' -- I'm sure the new Crazy Bar will find its way into my garage at some point!
09-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By Rolla

That's funny -- I did the same thing with my kid....

That's funny -- I did the same thing with my kid. Never lost a bike, though!
09-21-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By Rolla

What's Your Bike Gear Rabbit Hole?

Some people like to try every tire that comes out, some chase the perfect saddle, some amass countless bikepacking add-ons, but I seem to buy more handlebars than anything else. Over the last few...
09-21-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By Rolla

If it's just old stuff that I'll never use --...

If it's just old stuff that I'll never use -- 26mm road bars, 25.4mm mtb bars, short seatposts, OEM saddles, Look pedals, and the like -- it goes to the bike co-op. Anything that's current but...
09-21-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

He specifically asked for recommendations for a...

He specifically asked for recommendations for a "mussette or a small backpack." The Kadet fits that description.



How helpful.
09-21-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

I bet the friends he calls for a rescue have him...

I bet the friends he calls for a rescue have him on their "no dialogue" list, too. :lol:

...
09-21-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

You are a gaslighting troll who got caught in his...

You are a gaslighting troll who got caught in his own BS.



:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
09-21-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

Maybe you should rehearse your schtick a few...

Maybe you should rehearse your schtick a few times before your next performance.
09-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

If dirty hands are that much of a problem for...

If dirty hands are that much of a problem for you, I would suggest looking into a new sport. Like knitting.
09-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

Yep. Don't knock it 'til you've ... oh, what's...

Yep. Don't knock it 'til you've ... oh, what's the use?
09-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

HA. You quoted someone directly involved in the...

HA. You quoted someone directly involved in the "I can't be bothered to fix my own flat" discussion, but now say you were addressing "all the peeps complaining about helping a friend."
As for my...
09-20-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Rolla

Seatpost appears to be facing the wrong way. Does...

Seatpost appears to be facing the wrong way. Does the rear shock and the suspension forks work?

FWIW, that bike apparently changed hands in May, 2018...
09-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Rolla

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how...

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy all of it is. Not sure what you'll need the Loctite for -- I generally only use the stuff if something habitually comes loose, but rarely for an...
09-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Rolla

If fresh sealant doesn't work, a simple "bacon...

If fresh sealant doesn't work, a simple "bacon strip" plug should do it, and that can be a fairly permanent fix, especially if the hole is small.

...
09-20-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 432
Posted By Rolla

While my experience with 1Up was impeccable, I...

While my experience with 1Up was impeccable, I can't recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2 highly enough, and it ticks nearly all of your boxes: 2" receiver, lightweight and super easy to take on and off (I...
09-20-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

False equivalency. The poster in question knows...

False equivalency. The poster in question knows perfectly well how to fix a flat, but makes his friends come get him anyway.
09-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Rolla

Nice! I have a 700 X 35 tubed SSCX, and the...

Nice! I have a 700 X 35 tubed SSCX, and the comfort level between the two bikes is like night and day. I haven't dropped the pressure on the All City down that low yet, but it's nice to know I can!
09-20-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

Yep, that's what I guessed: Thanks!

Yep, that's what I guessed:

Thanks!
09-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

Whatever, Boo-boo. May your so-called friends...

Whatever, Boo-boo. May your so-called friends tell you to get bent next time you want their taxi services.
09-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rolla

Michigan, Iowa, or Timbuktu makes no difference;...

Michigan, Iowa, or Timbuktu makes no difference; anyone who has a friend as inconsiderate as bowwow would certainly qualify as a poor sap in my book.
09-20-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-20-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Rolla

The hanger doesn't bother me, but you could get a...

The hanger doesn't bother me, but you could get a Lowside or a KM and use a dremel cutoff wheel.
09-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Rolla

This forum is so hashtag blessed to have...

This forum is so hashtag blessed to have Chodester and all of his infantile infinite wisdom. What an asset.
09-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

Use the chest strap. ...

Use the chest strap.

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09-19-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Rolla

Awesome! Those OG 1x1 and Rat Rod frames are...

Awesome! Those OG 1x1 and Rat Rod frames are getting rare. Well done!
09-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By Rolla

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since...

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since Covid hit, and has affected various aspects of the bike industry differently. Since most bikes are built overseas, any breakdown in the process --...
09-18-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Rolla

Depends on the hub. If it takes cartridge...

Depends on the hub. If it takes cartridge bearings, you should be able to read the four-digit number on the outer seal. Replace with bearings of the same number.
Most shops use a bearing press to...
09-18-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Rolla

Someone needs a nap. Again.

Someone needs a nap. Again.
09-18-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Rolla

Play with the free stroke and/or reach adjust? ...

Play with the free stroke and/or reach adjust?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0uSTtDWbI8
09-18-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Rolla

With the wheel off, I put the pads on the arms...

With the wheel off, I put the pads on the arms and finger-tighten the bolts. Then I put the wheel on and use a fourth hand tool to tension the cable enough to hold the pads against the rim while...
09-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 47,680
Posted By Rolla

My newest singlespeed, an All City Super...

My newest singlespeed, an All City Super Professional:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_2984_9364009b5153c0efde87c8bde52e5dc3141eda0c.jpg...
09-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Rolla

Looks pretty nice, in spite of all the crappy...

Looks pretty nice, in spite of all the crappy non-drive side photos. This review is pretty positive: Test Lab, review of Scott CX Team - Bicycling Australia...
09-18-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for this post. I've been tempted to order...

Thanks for this post. I've been tempted to order from them a couple of times, but never pulled the trigger.
09-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Rolla

Nah. I think the murdered-out look is perfect for...

Nah. I think the murdered-out look is perfect for that bike. It looks hungry.
09-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 940
Posted By Rolla

Those single-serving packets of Chamois Butter...

Those single-serving packets of Chamois Butter are handy for all kinds of pop-up chaffing incidents, and a small schmear also lubricates a squeaky cleat in a pinch. It tastes nothing like butter,...
09-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,290
Posted By Rolla

Same. I only have one bike on which the...

Same. I only have one bike on which the Professional feels right, but B-17s work on anything.
09-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

Well, apparently it's the "worst idea ever," but...

Well, apparently it's the "worst idea ever," but I find myself reaching for the Kadet more than any of my other bags. I have several sizes of Timbuk2 bags as well. Good stuff.
09-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I stand corrected on the meters of...

Yes, I stand corrected on the meters of development calculation.

Bike 1: 700 X 35. 39 X 17. Diameter: 27.2". 170mm crankarms.
Bike 2: 650 X 47. 40 X 18 . Diameter: 26.7". 172.5mm crankarms.
09-18-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Rolla

Any 44T chainring with the same BCD...

Any 44T chainring with the same BCD (https://www.qbp.com/diagrams/tech_content/crank/bcd.html) will work with that crankset.

The 3/32" width is one of two standards, the other being 1/8". A lot of...
09-18-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Rolla

Replace the chainring with any 44T unit that has...

Replace the chainring with any 44T unit that has the same BCD measurement (distance between the bolts) and 3/32" tooth width. It doesn't have to be Dura Ace or anything expensive. When you do that,...
09-17-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Rolla

Mine are like that, and yes, it's a PITA to...

Mine are like that, and yes, it's a PITA to remove the front wheel. But the pad installation/adjustment isn't any more difficult than with shorter pads; I use a "fourth hand" tool to help.
09-17-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

Not at all. It's got a chest strap that keeps it...

Not at all. It's got a chest strap that keeps it tight and stable.

Side note: I noticed your TOSRV patch avatar. Here's my collection:

...
09-17-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Rolla

I have the slightly larger version and quite like...

I have the slightly larger version and quite like it. Ever tried one?
09-17-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

Agreed. But 170 vs 172.5 seems pretty minuscule.

Agreed. But 170 vs 172.5 seems pretty minuscule.
09-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for the reply. My wheel size numbers are...

Thanks for the reply. My wheel size numbers are accurate for all the calculations. Crank arm length only figures into the gain ratio numbers, not the others.

Rotational mass may have...
09-17-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

Same Gear Inches, Different Wheel Sizes. One Feels Spinnier.

I have a 700c singlespeed with 62.5 gear inches.
I also have a 650b singlespeed with 62.3 gear inches.
In Sheldon Brown's Gain Ratios, they are 4.53 and 4.52, respectively.
In meters development,...
09-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By Rolla

Osprey Raptor 14. Almost went for the Raptor 10,...

Osprey Raptor 14. Almost went for the Raptor 10, but glad I didn't. My only complaint is that the bite valves are fragile, so I buy spares. Love the included detachable tool roll.
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