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09-28-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, Carpenter Cross.

Nope, Carpenter Cross.
09-26-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,279
Posted By Russ Roth

Cycling clothing I head to Cambria, bike parts I...

Cycling clothing I head to Cambria, bike parts I usually head to merlin cycles, and for tires/tubes I go to bike24.
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Russ Roth

Also did the trail in 2019, but drove there, too...

Also did the trail in 2019, but drove there, too far to ride with kids in tow. The biggest issue we had was the mosquitoes were incredibly plentiful around dusk on the trail. Didn't do much raining...
09-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Russ Roth

Were you racing this in PA yesterday? Saw one...

Were you racing this in PA yesterday? Saw one just like it with all the same purple bling and looked sharp.
Forum: Northeast
09-24-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

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Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd guess in the west through the mountains this...

I'd guess in the west through the mountains this is probably the easiest way to go and the sections I've ridden still have amazingly impressive scenes to enjoy. I'd imagine east of Missoula and...
09-21-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By Russ Roth

In my experience, most lower level tires don't...

In my experience, most lower level tires don't really stretch, higher end tires that use softer rubber compounds with higher thread count cotton casings will stretch over time and use. Had to use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,427
Posted By Russ Roth

Huh? My MTB was bought in 2017, it will finally...

Huh?
My MTB was bought in 2017, it will finally need pads and rotors soon but hasn't been bled once. Its been ridden enough to wear out an entire drivetrain in that time and the rear wheel to need a...
Forum: Northeast
09-21-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, Norman Levy has nice kayaking that'll give...

Nice, Norman Levy has nice kayaking that'll give you a good view of the southern shoreline, located just off the Meadowbrook on Merrick.


Good life vest is a solution to swimming like a bowling...
09-21-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Russ Roth

3/32 link should work on 5/6 speed stuff, both...

3/32 link should work on 5/6 speed stuff, both are probably originally for BMX chains which often use 3/32 for Micro, mini, jr and 1/8 for most other chains.
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,012
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got two that use the thread on msr...

I've got two that use the thread on msr canisters, between the wife and I we carry 4 8oz cans and while we've run low haven't had an issue with running out and they seem readily available in my...
09-19-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,386
Posted By Russ Roth

My own recent experience with Montana drivers...

My own recent experience with Montana drivers didn't leave me impressed with their abilities to begin with, better off on the MUP. Was sitting stopped, realized the car coming up on me wasn't...
Forum: Northeast
09-11-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

We took off for a week to the west end of the...

We took off for a week to the west end of the country and brought the bikes along for some great rides.

Step one was bringing the bikes and making things compact, this little trailer was fun to...
09-11-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Russ Roth

Thanks for the replies, we ended up skipping the...

Thanks for the replies, we ended up skipping the Hiawatha, just couldn't bring myself to support what I see as an expensive abuse of the rail-to-trail system. Ended up taking the Coeur D'Alene trail...
08-30-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Russ Roth

2 different Hiawatha trails? One of these not a ripoff?

My wife had wanted to take the Hiawatha trail due to tunnels and other features. And then she found out that for a family of 4 to ride out and back for 15 miles needing to rent 4 lights, the cost is...
08-01-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By Russ Roth

Good gearing for CX single speed?

Currently thinking I could try pushing a 36/17 but I'm not certain what's common.
I'm a cat 5, and usually not close to the fastest, but I like to show up and have some fun, but I've also set a goal...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

Hadn't seen his blog, but we chatted during the...

Hadn't seen his blog, but we chatted during the wait for the kids to race. I also took a pic of the two bikes in the wild together. I didn't recognize him but I did his son, he's on the same team,...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Russ Roth

Thought I was posting in the Long Island thread,...

Thought I was posting in the Long Island thread, not the bethpage. Wanted to hit bethpage today but still waiting on pedals for the MTB.
Forum: Northeast
07-25-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

The Grant's Tomb crit/ NYS crit championship was...

The Grant's Tomb crit/ NYS crit championship was this sat, obviously at Grant's tomb. Took the kids to compete, I wanted to as well but my race was at 7:30 and it would have meant hanging out with...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Russ Roth

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The weather has been largely keeping us off the bikes but the wife and I...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Russ Roth

BP stays reasonably clear of ticks, though...

BP stays reasonably clear of ticks, though they'll still turn up. Some of the parks can be ridiculous with ticks but Cunningham is another one that's pretty clear of ticks and nice to ride.
07-06-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By Russ Roth

Its a mixed bag in my opinion but generally...

Its a mixed bag in my opinion but generally positive.
Advent X works really well, have it on one of the kid's bikes.
Advent by comparison was less impressive, I found the shifting was harder to...
07-06-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By Russ Roth

So it seems you have two things you're doing...

So it seems you have two things you're doing wrong, first is that you're not making sure as you inflate that the tire is properly seated. There's a bead seat mark, usually a thin strip of rubber,...
07-03-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,692
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I think the direction you went is the...

Personally I think the direction you went is the worst when it comes to the edges rolling which will result in it looking worn faster. Since I'm cheap, I'd leave it and use it as an experiment to see...
07-03-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Russ Roth

Usually I consider anything with bolt-on wheels...

Usually I consider anything with bolt-on wheels not worth bothering with and the exceptions are incredibly few and far between. There are some entry level bike shop road bikes from the 80s that might...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

Not so much local riding. Been traveling some for...

Not so much local riding. Been traveling some for vacation but brought the bikes. My eldest decided to join me on a short ride to the local village for a july 4th weekend car show. On the second to...
06-20-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,193
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't need a better bike, just better wheels....

You don't need a better bike, just better wheels. Personally I find 26-27c tires to be a fine width, I'm currently running 25 on my road, 25 on my track bike and 27 on my cross bike for summer use,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,360
Posted By Russ Roth

Lighter, smoother and loses pressure quickly....

Lighter, smoother and loses pressure quickly. They really do have to be checked every other day. I put tubeless liquid in them and there's been no troubles with flats though, just have to be extra...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

Any suggested route for riding to Montauk?...

Any suggested route for riding to Montauk? In-laws are flying the kids down for a week leaving the wife and I alone. Since it seems like Montauk is one of those things everyone does when they live on...
06-18-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Russ Roth

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing...

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing which doesn't help the situation either.

OP, The videos will help get it set up if you follow them, but if when you're done it still does not work you...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Russ Roth

Vices are for shops, we almost never removed the...

Vices are for shops, we almost never removed the cassette tool, just drop wheels on and go, but its never been necessary for cassette removal or install. Don't cobble the job, get the park tool chain...
06-18-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Russ Roth

An old rule of thumb, never used it, was 2 dimes...

An old rule of thumb, never used it, was 2 dimes under each pad, best is the one that lets you undo the noodle with modest effort/no struggle. Best is to get there by tightening the adjustment barrel...
06-18-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Russ Roth

There's no bottom bracket that won't need a...

There's no bottom bracket that won't need a special tool to remove, just a question of which and if you need a special tool for the crank. A decent range of metric allen wrenches is essential, and a...
06-06-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Russ Roth

And I thought I was doing good with 109k miles on...

And I thought I was doing good with 109k miles on my mazda minivan before doing the front pads, at least the accessory belt is still going strong at 157k miles but I might replace it when I finally...
Replies: 31
Views: 8,930
Posted By Russ Roth

Check the crank...

Check the crank https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/customer-services/recalls-and-repairs/fc-ct90-m920-mc12-cranks.html
If its a part of the recall its still active and the shop should do the...
05-27-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,397
Posted By Russ Roth

In general none, occasional night ride means...

In general none, occasional night ride means tossing a front light but I charge it after and don't install till the next night ride. The computer is sometimes one, but I usually forget it, according...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

The oldest and I made it to TTown to race at the...

The oldest and I made it to TTown to race at the velodrome today. Hopefully someone will send me a couple pics as her team had a couple photographers taking pics. Unfortunately back in Feb when we...
Forum: Introductions
05-21-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Russ Roth

Welcome, I spent a month in your country doing...

Welcome, I spent a month in your country doing archeology and riding my bike around the nearby towns. It's a beautiful country.
04-30-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Russ Roth

Measure the old spokes and check ebay, used to be...

Measure the old spokes and check ebay, used to be much better pickings but still not bad in odder lengths which an old 27", 36h?, box section rim will have. Built a pair of wheels last month, and...
04-30-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Russ Roth

So you've bought three hubs and they don't fit...

So you've bought three hubs and they don't fit your frame? What are the specs of the hubs you bought and what is the need for your frame? I'm guessing from where you asked this question that you have...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

I still have damaged skin from tick larvae riding...

I still have damaged skin from tick larvae riding in Cathedral Pines last spring. The Permathrin did its job of killing them but only after they got about 40-50 bike marks in 4 different patches per...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Russ Roth

October along the Erie Canal has some great...

October along the Erie Canal has some great weather and scenery. Rain is only every few days and not great soakers so not a huge issue. However, expect the potential of real cold in the morning, nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,746
Posted By Russ Roth

Finished building up her cyclocross bike a few...

Finished building up her cyclocross bike a few weeks ago, went steel.
04-21-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Russ Roth

Seen this plenty of times with new bike builds...

Seen this plenty of times with new bike builds where there's a bit of friction in the seal causing a noticeable slowdown, as Andrew Stewart, pull the seal back slightly and drop a little lube in...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,994
Posted By Russ Roth

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what...

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what your dogs might or might not be able to do, bikejoring involves the dogs pulling bicycles instead of a sled and the people who do this will have a better...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 273,621
Posted By Russ Roth

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Tuesday we met up with some friends and did 18 miles on the North...
04-20-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By Russ Roth

Both the Sun CR18 and the Velocity a23 others...

Both the Sun CR18 and the Velocity a23 others recommended won't be any wider than the rims you have so not much use. The bigger issue you're running into is 36h has really become synonymous with...
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Russ Roth

There's a number of features that would make me...

There's a number of features that would make me happily plunk down 235 and ride off quite happy and some that would cause me to simply walk away from the bike, the pic doesn't do a lot to help though...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,746
Posted By Russ Roth

Would have bought one but the brand doesn't make...

Would have bought one but the brand doesn't make them small enough for a kid/small adult to be able to ride. Put the kid on a 46cm frame with a 51cm effective top tube but they had nothing close in...
04-19-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the...

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the rubber can run in while ones without don't have good ways of sealing them to the hub. Most with boots also use a larger washer and specific spacers to...
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