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08-02-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Russ Roth

Are the other spokes bladed? Might be 80 extra...

Are the other spokes bladed? Might be 80 extra for lighter and more aero which makes for a better overall value. If you did two wheelsets and ran them back to back on the same climb with the same...
08-02-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By Russ Roth

Is there any wear marks on the hub body in the...

Is there any wear marks on the hub body in the finish that would indicate the freehub body is dragging on the hub? I assume it only drags when clamped in the frame, seems like there must be some sort...
08-02-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 366
Posted By Russ Roth

I have naturally hairless legs from exploring an...

I have naturally hairless legs from exploring an ancient copper mine in college that was flooded. The mild acid bath I waded through eliminated all the hair starting just above the knees. For this...
08-02-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,990
Posted By Russ Roth

Bit of a late reply since the thread was bumped....

Bit of a late reply since the thread was bumped. This fact is nothing new. My first two seasons of CX in 98 and 99 was on my 93 Giant Road Bike. Did have one particularly muddy course where I have to...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,825
Views: 240,497
Posted By Russ Roth

Finally made it to Glacier Ridge for a MTB ride;...

Finally made it to Glacier Ridge for a MTB ride; not certain why everything is a black diamond except the main loop. Didn't find anything I would consider technical enough to be a black but without...
07-29-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Russ Roth

That's just a cover that helps the cable glide...

That's just a cover that helps the cable glide through, if it isn't worn through its fine to leave it, surprised they used it in a plastic cover. I suspect its the same thing that's used in V-brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Russ Roth

At 5'2" I'd think a 49cm should be fine and would...

At 5'2" I'd think a 49cm should be fine and would shy away from a 52cm. Wife has a friend who wants to get into road riding and doesn't have a road bike, the wife wants to sell hers to the friend....
07-28-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Russ Roth

You mention you followed Phil's instruction, if...

You mention you followed Phil's instruction, if this is their style did you put the spindle in backwards? The drive side will typically stick out longer due to the gears and putting it in backwards...
07-28-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Russ Roth

Could also be the wrong cage? What part is...

Could also be the wrong cage?
What part is coming loose after riding? You're saying the axle starts wobbling but is the fixed cup and the lock ring still tight to the frame the way they should be or...
07-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Russ Roth

Triples are much more noticeable than doubles on...

Triples are much more noticeable than doubles on this. My experience is that on my 2x8 set up cross chaining was very obvious in the last two gears on the opposite side of the cassette from the...
Forum: BMX
07-27-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Russ Roth

Appropriate gearing for an 8-9yo?

Trying to figure out best gearing for my kid's racing bike and he's effectively no help in the process. We've switched around his gearing some and he just can't tell me if its better or not. Have the...
Forum: BMX
07-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Russ Roth

Not a bad point, I went from thinking carbon...

Not a bad point, I went from thinking carbon forks seem like a scary idea to having carbon forks on most of my bikes including gravel and cross without worrying but casing a jump could go poorly with...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,825
Views: 240,497
Posted By Russ Roth

This morning was a great day for getting out, met...

This morning was a great day for getting out, met up with a work acquaintance at Captree and we got in 30 miles total. Captree to field 5 was into what little wind there was, which seemed to be just...
07-27-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Russ Roth

Check out randombikeparts, they've got some...

Check out randombikeparts, they've got some single sets in the 50-75 range if you only need a rear. They'll probably require cutting down the hose for best fit but most of the brakes you'll find will...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Russ Roth

Now that I live on LI, upstate seems to be...

Now that I live on LI, upstate seems to be anything north of the Bronx, when I lived in Albany Upstate was north of Saratoga, Oswego and Baldwinsville were central NY and upstate was the thousand...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 820
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got one that lives far enough away that I...

I've got one that lives far enough away that I can't call him up in a pinch for an emergency road-side pickup but that I can spend 10 minutes talking to on the phone, can't talk to my wife or parents...
07-27-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,236
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks like a carrera zeus, not certain when the...

Looks like a carrera zeus, not certain when the Zeus became the Volans but from what I've dealt with the Volans was just a new generation of the Zeus. They share similar paint jobs, I remember this...
07-27-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Russ Roth

Your headset is indexed, it comes from general...

Your headset is indexed, it comes from general wear and tear. You can pull apart the headset and clean and grease the bearings and races which will make it better but the best solution is to replace...
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Russ Roth

It ran right near my door off Lake Ontario, I was...

It ran right near my door off Lake Ontario, I was in a 5 way intersection with a curve that allowed you to bypass the intersection and it ran through the curve. Should have used my road which is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Russ Roth

If you can see cracks its a health hazard....

If you can see cracks its a health hazard. Although decent wheels the bontragers were never really that light, so plenty of decent wheels will leave you at the same or similar weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 815
Posted By Russ Roth

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the...

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the chainring is worn. Hang the bike from something so its eye level and spin the crank a couple turns, the goal is to move the chain on the chainring...
07-24-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By Russ Roth

How old are the actual cables and housing?...

How old are the actual cables and housing? Although it can happen with any shimano group my experience is that 105 is the worst at having the cable fray in the housing which shows up as lazy...
07-22-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Russ Roth

Are they actual road race geometry or just a...

Are they actual road race geometry or just a generic coaster brake frame that happens to have drop bars tossed on them? that'll make a big difference in what you can actually come up with. If a road...
07-22-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By Russ Roth

I've wondered several times if that is the case...

I've wondered several times if that is the case but with his claim of having the largest stock of them didn't know if he'd just bought out lots when they were discontinued.
07-21-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By Russ Roth

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.php ...

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.php
Claims to have them still in stock even O/C, only ever ordered from him once but has a selection of oddity items.
07-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Russ Roth

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and...

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and flipped them upside down, strapped the handlebar to the front and the seat to the rear.
That said, my last 4 bike carriers were 20-25.00 each and...
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, wife put her foot down on that. Was...

Nope, wife put her foot down on that. Was thinking of taking the front brake off my mtb and running cruiser. I'm already racing velodrome, road, mtb and when the season hits, cross so it isn't like...
Forum: BMX
07-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Russ Roth

I was being slow on the frame size to steerer...

I was being slow on the frame size to steerer tube cut, I think its because all the bikes from mini to expert use the same wheel size and only seem to get longer top tubes. Too used to road and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,414
Posted By Russ Roth

Done plenty of emergency braking, happen to like...

Done plenty of emergency braking, happen to like my rear brake which has never been useless. Enjoy your view, personally I'll focus on stopping fast when I need to. And again, if your tire is lifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,414
Posted By Russ Roth

Proof? Cause that sounds like a load of BS to me....

Proof? Cause that sounds like a load of BS to me. If you're rear wheel is off the ground you're doing it wrong. Get your weight back and use both brakes.
07-20-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

Not the worst idea at all and it does work. ...

Not the worst idea at all and it does work.
Although these tools are designed to accept a ratchet/breaker bar the BB tool doesn't work right when you do so, they just prefer to cam out. Best is if...
07-20-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Russ Roth

If you're looking for speed I'm going to guess...

If you're looking for speed I'm going to guess none of them are all that great. Sound like mostly 80s mid to low level bikes. Not that they aren't good bikes for general use but I doubt they'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,414
Posted By Russ Roth

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even,...

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even, of what importance can that possibly have? I would never think using 100% front is correct except for scrubbing some speeds on long steep descents...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,588
Posted By Russ Roth

My recommendation in your budget, having someone...

My recommendation in your budget, having someone else build them. Shimano XT hubs or Ultegra, Velocity Aileron rims and R28/F28 or R32/F28 butted spokes. Should get you in under budget, will be...
07-20-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Russ Roth

If you bought that new a few months ago I hope...

If you bought that new a few months ago I hope your LBS or State is doing something about the broken spokes. Even at 250 you shouldn't be breaking spokes that quick unless you're pounding through...
07-20-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Russ Roth

Outside of factory low spoke count wheels, you...

Outside of factory low spoke count wheels, you should be fine on anything with 32 spokes and most things with 28. Wheel feel will be based on tire and tube to some extent, but with 25yo hubs getting...
Forum: BMX
07-19-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Russ Roth

Do carbon forks matter much? Race bike.

Trying to figure out how to make my kid's bike better, 2019 Redline MX Mini. He's about 1" from out growing this but I'm thinking new parts could be swapped to a Jr. frame especially since complete...
07-19-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm guessing that it refers to the fact that if...

I'm guessing that it refers to the fact that if you have a 11-42 10sp vs an 11-42 12sp you have a better gear selection that will help you go faster for race purposes. Smaller jumps, more optimal...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,825
Views: 240,497
Posted By Russ Roth

Mostly hiding from it. Did get a 30miler in last...

Mostly hiding from it. Did get a 30miler in last week just after the storm, there was a tree down on the Massapequa trail that had to be climbed over and other areas that required slowing but not...
07-19-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By Russ Roth

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette,...

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette, new chain to handle the different gearing in all likelihood and a 39t small ring. This would have been the max climbing gearing that system was...
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Russ Roth

Just picked up some long finger BMX gloves for...

Just picked up some long finger BMX gloves for MTBing, something about the poison ivy currently covering parts of my hands, didn't think they'd be good for track but I'll be bringing them with me...
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Russ Roth

Nice, I'll be hanging out there tomorrow watching...

Nice, I'll be hanging out there tomorrow watching my daughter race the juniors 11-12 as well as the other afternoon races. Some fast kids riding there.
07-16-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Russ Roth

The rim will be taller than the tire, not certain...

The rim will be taller than the tire, not certain where you're getting the 33" from, that actually converts to 838mm and not even close to 584 or 571. Some rims can be off slightly, I remember my...
07-15-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,895
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm more about roof racks on small cars, can mess...

I'm more about roof racks on small cars, can mess with the gas but they look good up there and are easy to mount multiple bikes on. The down side to 1 1/4 is that only the racks that hang bikes can...
07-14-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Russ Roth

Really we just have an issue with battery...

Really we just have an issue with battery technology. Lithium isn't that stable of an element compared to some other materials and if something goes wrong the fire is a real issue. Lithium cars...
07-13-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Russ Roth

With either one, if the wheel slips it will slide...

With either one, if the wheel slips it will slide forward on the drive side only and slam the wheel into the non-drive stay. I've seen this at the track with worn axle nuts and I've seen it on the...
07-13-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By Russ Roth

In my limited experience you won't go too wrong...

In my limited experience you won't go too wrong with the WI. The wife and I are putting two of them through their paces and they've done some rough miles and wet miles and they haven't given me cause...
07-12-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 532
Posted By Russ Roth

All proprietary parts but far more durable then...

All proprietary parts but far more durable then most hubs. Failures are incredibly few and far between and the only ones I've seen were flange failures that were more likely due to improper wheel...
07-12-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By Russ Roth

Make sure when you get the replacement that you...

Make sure when you get the replacement that you get everything. Should come with a crank, BB, front der, and a chain. Last two of these I dealt with one shop lost the BB and the other shop kept the...
07-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Russ Roth

I had a set I used for cross a couple years, they...

I had a set I used for cross a couple years, they were fairly comfortable for that. One of the rims cracked while riding pavement and warranty was a real turn off, company was sketchy to deal with....
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