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06-29-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rolla

Given that you recently expressed a desire to see...

Given that you recently expressed a desire to see the president fall into traffic, I’d say that delighting in others’ misfortune is on-brand for you.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and this thread will be...
06-29-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Rolla

1. Put your nuts on the stem. 2. Extend...

1. Put your nuts on the stem.
2. Extend dominant leg backwards.
3. Buy new tire.
06-29-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By Rolla

Box 2 vs WI Freewheel: Box 2 ftw!

I recently did a drivetrain replacement on one of my singlespeeds. It has a White Industries ENO set-up, so I replaced the chainring with one of their new, splined, narrow-wide units, and installed a...
06-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Rolla

I've always liked those bikes, and that's a sweet...

I've always liked those bikes, and that's a sweet example. My only gripe is the EBB, but some folks like them.

$300 is a helluva score!
06-29-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Rolla

The low likelihood of a patch sticking there...

The low likelihood of a patch sticking there wouldn’t be worth the trouble to me. Try it and see; maybe use it for an emergency spare, but I’d be wary of depending on it for more than that. There...
06-28-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rolla

Taking delight in the misfortune of others. How...

Taking delight in the misfortune of others. How classy.
06-28-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Rolla

PG 850 is lighter, but any of the Srams will be...

PG 850 is lighter, but any of the Srams will be compatible. According to Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html), a Shimano 8-speed cassette's spacing is the same as...
06-28-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By Rolla

You can post pics to your gallery and link to it....

You can post pics to your gallery and link to it.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/452x167/screen_shot_2022_06_28_at_2_56_29_pm_6f06e10aa7d955c6a45a3c7c6b3f5a5542bd0eb6.png
06-28-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Rolla

Always look to the last thing you did. Did the...

Always look to the last thing you did. Did the bearings get greased and re-assembled correctly? Was the cassette adequately tightened to the freehub?
06-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 391,972
Posted By Rolla

CPSC = Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CPSC = Consumer Product Safety Commission.
06-27-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Rolla

Always such a pleasure to help out a friendly...

Always such a pleasure to help out a friendly member. 🙄

I think your sliding dropouts slipped forward under the climbing load, and then for whatever reason, you torqued down on the crankarm until...
06-27-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By Rolla

Wild idea, but have you asked Orbea...

Wild idea, but have you asked Orbea (https://www.orbea.com/us-en/contact/)?
...
06-27-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Rolla

So instead of just asking the person at the shop...

So instead of just asking the person at the shop who actually looked at it and made the diagnosis, you're soliciting information from internet strangers who have never seen the bike, the cranks, or...
06-27-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Rolla

I would suspect that Shimano knows best, but if...

I would suspect that Shimano knows best, but if your results have been positive, I wouldn't worry much about it. I use a thin oil like Tri-Flow or Buzzy's Honey Slick on my SS cables.
06-27-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Rolla

Did you check the sliding dropouts to see if the...

Did you check the sliding dropouts to see if the axle moved forward?



There should be neither play nor resistance.



Perhaps those who told you this can provide the information.
06-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Rolla

The manual...

The manual (https://www.sram.com/globalassets/document-hierarchy/service-manuals/sram-mtb/brakes/2017-2021-level-ultimate-tlm-tl-service-manual-english.pdf) outlines a Pad Advancement Procedure, a...
06-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rolla

Hiking and TRX.

Hiking and TRX.
06-27-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 628
Posted By Rolla

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.

I ride my bike to escape my painful problems.
06-26-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Rolla

Depends on the conditions. Where it's dry and...

Depends on the conditions. Where it's dry and dusty, wet lube attracts and retains more dirt, requiring wiping down and reapplying more often. In a wet environment, dry lube doesn't last long at all.
06-25-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Rolla

I would replace the rubber rim strip with a...

I would replace the rubber rim strip with a high-quality cloth one (Velox) or whatever synthetic version your local bike shop sells. While you're there, see if the spoke is too long -- that looks...
06-25-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Rolla

Yes, they make bolts of different lengths --...

Yes, they make bolts of different lengths -- often 15, 20 or 25mm. Canti brake bosses are typically 15mm in length; it might be possible that the bolts you're using are for something else, or perhaps...
06-24-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rolla

If they were that concerned about "coolness,"...

If they were that concerned about "coolness," they wouldn't make Gripshift at all.
06-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By Rolla

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local...

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local hardware store. I use two, and clamp them where I need them.
...
06-23-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Rolla

What do you consider a "standard" road bike? ...

What do you consider a "standard" road bike?



Huh?



None. Everything's a compromise.
06-22-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rolla

Wow. Out of thin air, you've somehow identified...

Wow. Out of thin air, you've somehow identified Sram's "most likely" reasoning, and presented it as though they actually thought it and said it. You have amazing powers of conjecture.
06-22-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Rolla

Extra-large word salad. 🥗

Extra-large word salad. 🥗
06-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,896
Posted By Rolla

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike,...

This x 1000. Between eBay, Craigslist, Pinkbike, forum classifieds, and the hundreds of online shops, we are living in the golden age for retrogrouch and throwback riders and tinkerers. I suspect the...
06-22-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,896
Posted By Rolla

I just bought a 122.5 mm Tange square taper...

I just bought a 122.5 mm Tange square taper cartridge BB for $36, and a Velo Orange 124mm for $40. Both seem to be of excellent quality.
06-21-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Rolla

I don't know if it matters or not, but I always...

I don't know if it matters or not, but I always install the drive side first. Grease the threads on both the BB and the shell.
06-21-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,896
Posted By Rolla

And I'd say we already have. There are entire...

And I'd say we already have. There are entire museums of iconic art that was made with technology more recent than Da Vinci's. It's not the medium that determines greatness.
06-21-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,896
Posted By Rolla

Is that why the Mona Lisa is a priceless cultural...

Is that why the Mona Lisa is a priceless cultural icon? Can't art made with other "technology" also achieve fine art status?
06-21-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,896
Posted By Rolla

a) Painting with brushes and oil is hardly...

a) Painting with brushes and oil is hardly obsolete.
b) Realism isn't always the goal of art, nor the criterion for greatness.
c) Priceless fine art icons often aren't recognized as such for...
06-21-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Rolla

While I think either bike will suit your general...

While I think either bike will suit your general purposes, you might find that the gravel bike is more versatile in the long run. I like that the wheels are tubeless-ready, and IMO thru-axles are a...
06-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Rolla

I'd wager that 32 is more prevalent.

I'd wager that 32 is more prevalent.
06-20-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Rolla

Yes, we know. You remind us every couple of weeks.

Yes, we know. You remind us every couple of weeks.
06-20-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Rolla

Bike thieves don't steal bikes so they can ride...

Bike thieves don't steal bikes so they can ride them. If your unlocked bike didn't get taken, chalk it up to dumb luck, not the bike size.
06-20-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Rolla

If she parks or stores the bike for short periods...

If she parks or stores the bike for short periods and/or in safe places, a U-lock might not be necessary; there are some decent cable and other lock styles that are more easily mounted. There are...
06-20-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Rolla

You poor, traumatized thing. :(

You poor, traumatized thing. :(
Forum: BMX
06-20-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Rolla

Post your pictures and questions at the BMX...

Post your pictures and questions at the BMX Museum (https://bmxmuseum.com/) site. You'll get lots of help there.
06-20-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Rolla

$20? Look for used. Your Google works as well as...

$20? Look for used. Your Google works as well as mine.
06-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By Rolla

Show us on the doll where the bike shop hurt you.

Show us on the doll where the bike shop hurt you.
06-20-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Rolla

I use a Cambium C17 Carved on two bikes, and an...

I use a Cambium C17 Carved on two bikes, and an un-carved one on another. On all of them, I angle the nose up about 5 degrees, measured with an Angle Meter phone app. I experience no discomfort on...
06-19-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Rolla

I would deflate the tire, remove the valve core,...

I would deflate the tire, remove the valve core, and dip a dipstick into the valve to see how much (if any) liquid sealant is remaining in the tire. If it hasn't been topped off in a year, I'm...
06-19-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By Rolla

Add a small (1 - 2 mm) spacer under the stem or...

Add a small (1 - 2 mm) spacer under the stem or under the top cap and see if it solves the problem.
06-19-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Rolla

I've used spoke prep on every wheel I've built,...

I've used spoke prep on every wheel I've built, whether for myself or others. IMO, "locked in place" is an overstatement. It just makes them less prone to loosening, but it's never been an impediment...
06-18-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Rolla

I’ve always heard that wet lube is great for...

I’ve always heard that wet lube is great for people who like to clean and lube their chain often, and dry/wax lube is for those who like to leave it alone for a couple of weeks.
06-18-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Rolla

Came here to say exactly that.

Came here to say exactly that.
06-18-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,453
Posted By Rolla

Not to mention that the Giant ATX in the photo is...

Not to mention that the Giant ATX in the photo is a 2016 model. I think we've successfully disproven the claim that Giant is making "identical" Schwinns and selling them at Wal-Mart.
06-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Rolla

Getting a bigger chainring and/or a smaller cog...

Getting a bigger chainring and/or a smaller cog would give you a bigger gear. This is a completely reversible procedure, so it's not really a "modification." Just sayin'.



Because of the chain...
06-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Rolla

Ah. I usually clean that stuff off anyway,...

Ah. I usually clean that stuff off anyway, regardless of the lube I'm using. It attracts/retains a lot of fine grit.
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