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05-23-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 586
Posted By Rolla

Since you have an appetite for low-hanging fruit,...

Since you have an appetite for low-hanging fruit, dunk on BMWs next.
05-23-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

Agreed. But for the sake of clarity and...

Agreed. But for the sake of clarity and accuracy, I think it's important to understand that words like stack and reach have very specific meanings. If the OP conflates handlebar height and stack, he...
05-23-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 927
Posted By Rolla

“Go fast, pull up.” — Jimmy LeVan

“Go fast, pull up.” — Jimmy LeVan
05-23-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

The position of the handlebar is determined by...

The position of the handlebar is determined by the height, angle, and length of the stem.



Even without spacers, the height of the headset places that point higher than the frame stack (photo...
05-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Rolla

My guesses: Chain is too tight. Chainring...

My guesses:
Chain is too tight.
Chainring and/or cog teeth became worn from the old chain and are now not conforming to the new chain.

Pics of current chain tension and close-ups of teeth would...
05-22-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately,...

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately, Mike has had to cut back on the models he offers. Gone is the MCD, which had a really tall stack height, as well as the Road Plus. He combined those...
05-22-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 927
Posted By Rolla

”Quit Strava.”

”Quit Strava.”
05-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Rolla

Not sure it has anything to do with your issue,...

Not sure it has anything to do with your issue, but I've got that headset on a few of my bikes, and I always run a very thin spacer ( 1 or 2mm) between the top of it and the stem. I also really...
05-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

Yes, you can fine-tune the fit of a frame by...

Yes, you can fine-tune the fit of a frame by using a stem of a different height and/or angle and/or length. Likewise saddle height and fore/aft position.

BTW, there's an entire sub-forum here...
05-22-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

Stack is the vertical distance, in centimeters,...

Stack is the vertical distance, in centimeters, from the center of the frame’s bottom bracket/crank to the top middle point of the head tube.


https://youtu.be/587SlTSFbQo
05-22-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

I was going by what the OP said were the desired...

I was going by what the OP said were the desired stack and reach. Stack and reach are frame dimensions that are measured independently of the stem length and height.


...
05-22-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

632 x 383 is a combination that will be difficult...

632 x 383 is a combination that will be difficult to find. Frames with that kind of stack are typically in the 60cm+ sizes, but the reach is more in line with those in the mid-upper-50s. Look at some...
05-21-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Rolla

Didn't realize that 27.2mm ID tubing has been in...

Didn't realize that 27.2mm ID tubing has been in short supply all these years.



Then why isn't everyone using a two-piece seat tube that makes noise? Maybe their view is backwards. :foo:
05-21-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Rolla

Dunno. The manual...

Dunno. The manual (https://suspensionforkparts.net/manuals/RockShox/Rock_Shox_Quadra_1996.pdf) says it's for a 1994 Quadra 10. Maybe your fork isn't the same year as the bike.

...
05-21-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Rolla

No worries; I'll bet you'll come back to it...

No worries; I'll bet you'll come back to it tomorrow and it'll all come together!
05-21-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Rolla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbNLdcH8Gqo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbNLdcH8Gqo
05-21-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Rolla

If this is happening on both bikes, I think it’s...

If this is happening on both bikes, I think it’s user error. Go to YouTube and watch some thru-axle how-to videos. Then watch some disc brake videos. It’s far easier to imitate what you see there...
05-21-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

That seems like a tall stack for the reach. ...

That seems like a tall stack for the reach. Anyway, take a look at a Jamis Renegade S3 or S4. The 58cm size has a 630 stack and a 828 standover, although the reach is 396. They're both reasonably...
05-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Rolla

Zombie thread notwithstanding, I had a similar...

Zombie thread notwithstanding, I had a similar click with a Kona Sutra LTD that had an aluminum shim factory-installed in the seat tube. Grease would silence it for awhile, then it would return. We...
05-21-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Rolla

Sits in the middle of what? Anyway, check the...

Sits in the middle of what? Anyway, check the usual stuff: chain stretch, tooth wear, derailleur height, cable friction.
05-20-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Rolla

Like title, motorcycle license, registration,...

Like title, motorcycle license, registration, inspections, and insurance? Be careful what you wish for.



I'd talk directly to the stores themselves. Or their home offices.
05-20-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,212
Posted By Rolla

I have a 2019 54cm MC (canti), and I get a little...

I have a 2019 54cm MC (canti), and I get a little toe overlap. Doesn’t bother me a bit.

...
05-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Rolla

A buddy of mine has the Redshift...

A buddy of mine has the Redshift (https://redshiftsports.com/products/shockstop-suspension-stem) Shockstop on his aluminum Trek Crockett. He doesn't use tubeless tires, and he likes it a lot. I took...
05-20-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Rolla

It's a start. Lots of bike paint and powdercoat...

It's a start. Lots of bike paint and powdercoat colors use the same names, RAL numbers, and color codes as automotive and other industries.
05-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By Rolla

Nothing to worry about, especially for the use...

Nothing to worry about, especially for the use you described. Or any use, really.
05-20-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Rolla

Sherwin Williams Automotive lists the chip number...

Sherwin Williams Automotive lists the chip number for Ballistic Blue as PCRS32.
See if these guys can get you the formula: https://www.sw-rodandrestocustomcolor.com/find-your-color/

Wal-Mart...
05-20-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Rolla

Here's the manual:...

Here's the manual: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/58170-5/RS+Quadra+Service.pdf (http://​​​​​​​https://suspensionforkparts.net/manuals/RockShox/Rock_Shox_Quadra_1996.pdf)
...
05-19-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Rolla

Use Proofide to protect the leather, but the...

Use Proofide to protect the leather, but the cutout makes the Imperial pretty darn comfortable out of the box.
05-19-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Rolla

If you aren’t confident taking one hand off the...

If you aren’t confident taking one hand off the bar to signal a turn, I have to wonder if a different stem would make any difference; it sounds like other geometry is contributing to the perceived...
05-19-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Rolla

And people say you lack humor. :lol:

And people say you lack humor. :lol:
05-19-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Rolla

You can (carefully) remove the cover with an...

You can (carefully) remove the cover with an exacto knife and put grease (not oil) in the bearings.



Maybe/probably, but I wouldn't assume it. Take a look at the numbers.
05-19-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Rolla

A fitness bike isn't necessarily a stationary...

A fitness bike isn't necessarily a stationary bike. https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/c/B420/
05-19-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 687
Posted By Rolla

The cup reminds me of an old Suntour VX bottom...

The cup reminds me of an old Suntour VX bottom bracket, but the teeth aren't the right size. It had a lockring and allowed for an adjustable chainline, IIRC.
...
Forum: Introductions
05-19-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Rolla

Welcome, neighbor!

Welcome, neighbor!
05-19-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Rolla

What "results" will you be comparing, besides lap...

What "results" will you be comparing, besides lap times?
05-19-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Rolla

There's no "maximum " stem length, but once you...

There's no "maximum " stem length, but once you get beyond 120mm, you're might be on a too-small frame. But it all depends on all kinds of other measurements, and not everyone is built the same. Look...
05-19-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By Rolla

Go outside. Check the temperature. Dress yourself.

Go outside. Check the temperature. Dress yourself.
05-18-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By Rolla

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place...

Coming off of a hybrid, a road bike will place you in a position that will take some getting used to. Chamois cream, a padded liner, a firm, well-adjusted saddle, and some hours on the bike should...
05-17-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,410
Posted By Rolla

This place has become a sock drawer.

This place has become a sock drawer.
05-17-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,410
Posted By Rolla

As is the one constant in all of your...

As is the one constant in all of your astonishingly insipid posts, you once again seem to think that what you personally do and think applies to everyone else. I have a hard time believing that...
05-17-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Rolla

Know Your Roots! Cool Video Inside

https://youtu.be/242BZrw-U2U
05-16-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Rolla

Try riding it one-legged for a block or two;...

Try riding it one-legged for a block or two; might wobble it loose.
05-16-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,410
Posted By Rolla

^ has evidently never heard of cardio. 🤦‍♂️

^ has evidently never heard of cardio. 🤦‍♂️
05-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Rolla

To ride a bike one mile from the car to the...

To ride a bike one mile from the car to the campsite doesn’t seem worth rushing to modify a fork that is currently working. Have some patience, take the proper measurements, and shop around for a...
05-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By Rolla

Well, as the old mechanic's adage says, "look at...

Well, as the old mechanic's adage says, "look at the last thing you did to it." If the rebuild was at all recent, I'd start there.
05-16-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Rolla

For loose ball (or cage and ball) bearings, they...

For loose ball (or cage and ball) bearings, they should be the same size and number as the originals. If it's a cartridge bearing, it has to match the old one.
...
05-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Rolla

Then that would be "conventional." ...

Then that would be "conventional."

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05-16-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Rolla

Of course, you could always consult the manual: ...

Of course, you could always consult the manual:

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05-16-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Rolla

Same post in every thread. Nothing suspicious...

Same post in every thread. Nothing suspicious here.
05-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 674
Posted By Rolla

Wrong (again).

Wrong (again).
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