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09-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

The sound *seems* to occur at a regular point of...

The sound *seems* to occur at a regular point of the wheel's revolution. Check all the dumb stuff, like the valve nut and the derailleur hanger alignment, if you haven't.
09-25-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Rolla

I've never seen that before. I've successfully...

I've never seen that before. I've successfully set up cantis by eye dozens of times, but that gauge set would certainly take any guesswork out of it.
09-25-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By Rolla

Sorry to have touched a nerve, little boy.

Sorry to have touched a nerve, little boy.
09-25-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By Rolla

Seems odd to know the limitations of 1X...

Seems odd to know the limitations of 1X drivetrains and then go buy one.



Didn't you see the specs and description before you bought it? "Ogre is designed to be the ultimate steel utility...
09-25-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 717
Posted By Rolla

"70% of the global mid-to-high-end bicycle demand...

"70% of the global mid-to-high-end bicycle demand is fulfilled by Taiwan each year."
...
09-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 717
Posted By Rolla

More than decent. Taiwan has been building...

More than decent. Taiwan has been building high-quality bikes for a couple of decades now, including those for Black Mountain Cycles and Rivendell.

BTW, many bike brands were actually made in the...
09-25-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rolla

The tool only needs to be inserted deep enough...

The tool only needs to be inserted deep enough for the brass tip to penetrate the tire. The diagram is not drawn to scale; moreover, these can also be used on cars, motorcycles, etc.



Like with...
09-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 48,775
Posted By Rolla

Thanks! Singlespeed, 650B X 47.

Thanks! Singlespeed, 650B X 47.
09-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By Rolla

Hi Randy. For the riding you're describing, I...

Hi Randy. For the riding you're describing, I think a Marlin is overkill. The sport has gotten pretty niche, so there are bikes specifically made for almost every kind of terrain, including...
09-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Rolla

Use a 17T or a 19T cog with any chainring and...

Use a 17T or a 19T cog with any chainring and you'll always have 17 or 19 skid patches!

Gear inch charts do a good enough job, but if you have 650b wheels they usually don't list many tire sizes....
09-24-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rolla

This you? :lol:

This you?
:lol:
09-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Rolla

The OP's fork is a basic factory production model...

The OP's fork is a basic factory production model as will be its likely replacement. I didn't post the chart as a comprehensive comparison of all forks.
09-24-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rolla

I'll anxiously await your race report -- best of...

I'll anxiously await your race report -- best of luck!
09-24-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, I think it's pretty safe to assume you'll...

Yeah, I think it's pretty safe to assume you'll cut the weight of the steel fork about in half.



I bet you're the first person to ask how much that fork weighs. It wouldn't be hard to take it...
09-23-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Rolla

This is the best advice you've gotten so far. ...

This is the best advice you've gotten so far. Take heed.
09-23-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rolla

I wouldn't do it for a race. Just pre-ride the...

I wouldn't do it for a race. Just pre-ride the course, choose the right tread, and then set your pressure carefully. If this is your first race, you will suffer equally with or without tubeless tires!
09-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Rolla

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09-23-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rolla

Just.... wow. ^ ...

Just.... wow. ^


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09-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Rolla

No two butts are the same, and every saddle will...

No two butts are the same, and every saddle will feel different, regardless of price. But you get what you pay for, and IMO sub-$50 saddles are disposable. Better to buy once, cry once. You can...
09-22-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rolla

It remains attached. ...

It remains attached.

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09-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rolla

In the unlikely event that you have to re-seat a...

In the unlikely event that you have to re-seat a tire in the field, a CO2 inflator often does the trick. And I've found that Park adhesive boots stick to even a sealant-treated tire. You just have to...
09-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,678
Posted By Rolla

I'm slow to adopt new technology, but once I bit...

I'm slow to adopt new technology, but once I bit the bullet and put tubeless tires on my mountain bike and one of my singlespeeds, I'll never buy another bike or wheelset that requires tubes....
09-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rolla

Now I'm curious -- which ones made the podium? ...

Now I'm curious -- which ones made the podium?



That's a worthy thread topic all by itself!
09-22-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rolla

Now yer talkin' -- I'm sure the new Crazy Bar...

Now yer talkin' -- I'm sure the new Crazy Bar will find its way into my garage at some point!
09-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rolla

That's funny -- I did the same thing with my kid....

That's funny -- I did the same thing with my kid. Never lost a bike, though!
09-21-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,135
Posted By Rolla

What's Your Bike Gear Rabbit Hole?

Some people like to try every tire that comes out, some chase the perfect saddle, some amass countless bikepacking add-ons, but I seem to buy more handlebars than anything else. Over the last few...
09-21-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Rolla

If it's just old stuff that I'll never use --...

If it's just old stuff that I'll never use -- 26mm road bars, 25.4mm mtb bars, short seatposts, OEM saddles, Look pedals, and the like -- it goes to the bike co-op. Anything that's current but...
09-21-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

He specifically asked for recommendations for a...

He specifically asked for recommendations for a "mussette or a small backpack." The Kadet fits that description.



How helpful.
09-21-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

I bet the friends he calls for a rescue have him...

I bet the friends he calls for a rescue have him on their "no dialogue" list, too. :lol:

...
09-21-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

You are a gaslighting troll who got caught in his...

You are a gaslighting troll who got caught in his own BS.



:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
09-21-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

Maybe you should rehearse your schtick a few...

Maybe you should rehearse your schtick a few times before your next performance.
09-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

If dirty hands are that much of a problem for...

If dirty hands are that much of a problem for you, I would suggest looking into a new sport. Like knitting.
09-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

Yep. Don't knock it 'til you've ... oh, what's...

Yep. Don't knock it 'til you've ... oh, what's the use?
09-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

HA. You quoted someone directly involved in the...

HA. You quoted someone directly involved in the "I can't be bothered to fix my own flat" discussion, but now say you were addressing "all the peeps complaining about helping a friend."
As for my...
09-20-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Rolla

Seatpost appears to be facing the wrong way. Does...

Seatpost appears to be facing the wrong way. Does the rear shock and the suspension forks work?

FWIW, that bike apparently changed hands in May, 2018...
09-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Rolla

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how...

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy all of it is. Not sure what you'll need the Loctite for -- I generally only use the stuff if something habitually comes loose, but rarely for an...
09-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Rolla

If fresh sealant doesn't work, a simple "bacon...

If fresh sealant doesn't work, a simple "bacon strip" plug should do it, and that can be a fairly permanent fix, especially if the hole is small.

...
09-20-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 698
Posted By Rolla

While my experience with 1Up was impeccable, I...

While my experience with 1Up was impeccable, I can't recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2 highly enough, and it ticks nearly all of your boxes: 2" receiver, lightweight and super easy to take on and off (I...
09-20-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

False equivalency. The poster in question knows...

False equivalency. The poster in question knows perfectly well how to fix a flat, but makes his friends come get him anyway.
09-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Rolla

Nice! I have a 700 X 35 tubed SSCX, and the...

Nice! I have a 700 X 35 tubed SSCX, and the comfort level between the two bikes is like night and day. I haven't dropped the pressure on the All City down that low yet, but it's nice to know I can!
09-20-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Rolla

Yep, that's what I guessed: Thanks!

Yep, that's what I guessed:

Thanks!
09-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

Whatever, Boo-boo. May your so-called friends...

Whatever, Boo-boo. May your so-called friends tell you to get bent next time you want their taxi services.
09-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,632
Posted By Rolla

Michigan, Iowa, or Timbuktu makes no difference;...

Michigan, Iowa, or Timbuktu makes no difference; anyone who has a friend as inconsiderate as bowwow would certainly qualify as a poor sap in my book.
09-20-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Rolla

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09-20-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Rolla

The hanger doesn't bother me, but you could get a...

The hanger doesn't bother me, but you could get a Lowside or a KM and use a dremel cutoff wheel.
09-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Rolla

This forum is so hashtag blessed to have...

This forum is so hashtag blessed to have Chodester and all of his infantile infinite wisdom. What an asset.
09-19-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

Use the chest strap. ...

Use the chest strap.

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09-19-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Rolla

Awesome! Those OG 1x1 and Rat Rod frames are...

Awesome! Those OG 1x1 and Rat Rod frames are getting rare. Well done!
09-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By Rolla

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since...

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since Covid hit, and has affected various aspects of the bike industry differently. Since most bikes are built overseas, any breakdown in the process --...
09-18-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Rolla

Depends on the hub. If it takes cartridge...

Depends on the hub. If it takes cartridge bearings, you should be able to read the four-digit number on the outer seal. Replace with bearings of the same number.
Most shops use a bearing press to...
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