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06-24-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 959
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: 11
Views: 199
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: 4
Views: 156
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: 77
Views: 959
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: 475
Posted By Rolla

Extra-large word salad. 🥗

Extra-large word salad. 🥗
06-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,523
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: 7,523
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: 159
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: 7,523
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: 7,523
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: 7,523
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: 379
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: 282
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: 1,103
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: 147
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: 147
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: 1,103
Posted By Rolla

You poor, traumatized thing. :(

You poor, traumatized thing. :(
Forum: BMX
06-20-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
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: 282
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: 1,103
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: 363
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: 210
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: 454
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: 258
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: 11
Views: 395
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: 989
Posted By Rolla

Came here to say exactly that.

Came here to say exactly that.
06-18-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
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: 191
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: 11
Views: 395
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.
06-18-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

A $3000 singlespeed shouldn't be too hard to...

A $3000 singlespeed shouldn't be too hard to cobble together, but there's not much to go on here.

What's the planned use? Preferred frame material? How have you "outgrown" your current bike "in...
06-18-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Rolla

Not sure what it means to be "compatible" with...

Not sure what it means to be "compatible" with the stuff they put on new chains, but Muc-Off Wet Lube holds up well in most conditions.
06-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Rolla

"Best" can mean a few things: suppleness, weight,...

"Best" can mean a few things: suppleness, weight, flat protection, etc. Polyuretane tubes like the Smartube made by Pirelli score pretty high in all categories, but they're expensive. I prefer to...
06-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Rolla

Steel probably makes it better, but it just...

Steel probably makes it better, but it just doesn't matter. Those look like superficial scratches that barely go paint-deep. Fuggettaboutit.
06-17-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Rolla

Let the bike mechanic take a first-hand, physical...

Let the bike mechanic take a first-hand, physical look at it and give you a truly informed opinion. Diagnosing noises online is pointless. A decent shop wrench will show you what the cause is and...
06-17-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,523
Posted By Rolla

I love those guys -- I even got to talk to Paul...

I love those guys -- I even got to talk to Paul once. But I have to say, the Neo-Retro cantilevers must be made out of pot metal these days. One of mine snapped clean in half during an extremely...
06-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Rolla

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have...

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have those kinds of scratches. Scratches can be dangerous if they're deep and/or if the part is ultra thin or carbon fiber. Doesn't look like any of those...
06-16-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By Rolla

You and I have different definitions of the word...

You and I have different definitions of the word identical.
06-16-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By Rolla

Got a pic that shows a specific Wally bike and...

Got a pic that shows a specific Wally bike and its "identical" Giant counterpart?
06-16-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 644
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten makes a Freerider DLX shoe that is...

Five Ten makes a Freerider DLX shoe that is reportedly stiffer than the standard version. The Giro Rumble VR is supposedly stiff, as well. It has a port for a cleat, but you don't have to use them.
06-16-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 860
Posted By Rolla

Don't ride your bike.

Don't ride your bike.
06-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,038
Posted By Rolla

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers...

When I was a bike commuter, I've had co-workers tell me, "I almost hit you this morning!" which was their way of saying, "I saw you on your bike."
06-15-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By Rolla

Not a fan of branding. I tolerate it where it's...

Not a fan of branding. I tolerate it where it's inevitable, but I intentionally choose the least logo-festooned parts I can find.
06-15-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

Bar tape isn't where I'd cut corners, but I'm...

Bar tape isn't where I'd cut corners, but I'm more concerned with value than price. Zipp Service Course tape costs $25 or $30, but it stretches and wraps SO well, has great grip even when wet, and is...
06-14-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rolla

YMMV, but I found track geometry to be...

YMMV, but I found track geometry to be uncomfortable for road rides of longer distances. If you’re not using it on the track, I’d get something a little more forgiving. A Surly Steamroller, maybe.
06-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Rolla

You probably know this, but a lot of back pain...

You probably know this, but a lot of back pain can be reduced by strengthening your core; it’s especially true as you age.
06-14-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Rolla

I run GK SK and SS with tubes on a couple of...

I run GK SK and SS with tubes on a couple of bikes. No install/removal issues ever, but as many have said, it depends on the rims.
06-14-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By Rolla

Giant has a bit of an image problem, because...

Giant has a bit of an image problem, because they've been "all bikes for all people" for so many years. Their high-end stuff is pretty stellar, but to a lot of people they've long embodied the very...
06-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 242
Posted By Rolla

Boeshield T9 for chain lube WD40 for chain...

Boeshield T9 for chain lube
WD40 for chain cleaner
Lemon Pledge as frame cleaner/polish
06-14-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 619
Posted By Rolla

Six bikes, five of which are in constant...

Six bikes, five of which are in constant rotation. The dedicated mountain bike sees the least amount of use, and I'm selling one of my gravel bikes.
06-13-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,836
Posted By Rolla

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride...

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride or if they ride
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