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09-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
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: 43
Views: 727
Posted By Rolla

Use the chest strap. ...

Use the chest strap.

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09-19-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
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: 22
Views: 622
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: 117
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...
09-18-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

Someone needs a nap. Again.

Someone needs a nap. Again.
09-18-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Rolla

Play with the free stroke and/or reach adjust? ...

Play with the free stroke and/or reach adjust?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0uSTtDWbI8
09-18-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

With the wheel off, I put the pads on the arms...

With the wheel off, I put the pads on the arms and finger-tighten the bolts. Then I put the wheel on and use a fourth hand tool to tension the cable enough to hold the pads against the rim while...
09-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,755
Posted By Rolla

My newest singlespeed, an All City Super...

My newest singlespeed, an All City Super Professional:


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09-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Rolla

Looks pretty nice, in spite of all the crappy...

Looks pretty nice, in spite of all the crappy non-drive side photos. This review is pretty positive: Test Lab, review of Scott CX Team - Bicycling Australia...
09-18-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for this post. I've been tempted to order...

Thanks for this post. I've been tempted to order from them a couple of times, but never pulled the trigger.
09-18-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By Rolla

Nah. I think the murdered-out look is perfect for...

Nah. I think the murdered-out look is perfect for that bike. It looks hungry.
09-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By Rolla

Those single-serving packets of Chamois Butter...

Those single-serving packets of Chamois Butter are handy for all kinds of pop-up chaffing incidents, and a small schmear also lubricates a squeaky cleat in a pinch. It tastes nothing like butter,...
09-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,236
Posted By Rolla

Same. I only have one bike on which the...

Same. I only have one bike on which the Professional feels right, but B-17s work on anything.
09-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 727
Posted By Rolla

Well, apparently it's the "worst idea ever," but...

Well, apparently it's the "worst idea ever," but I find myself reaching for the Kadet more than any of my other bags. I have several sizes of Timbuk2 bags as well. Good stuff.
09-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I stand corrected on the meters of...

Yes, I stand corrected on the meters of development calculation.

Bike 1: 700 X 35. 39 X 17. Diameter: 27.2". 170mm crankarms.
Bike 2: 650 X 47. 40 X 18 . Diameter: 26.7". 172.5mm crankarms.
09-18-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Rolla

Any 44T chainring with the same BCD...

Any 44T chainring with the same BCD (https://www.qbp.com/diagrams/tech_content/crank/bcd.html) will work with that crankset.

The 3/32" width is one of two standards, the other being 1/8". A lot of...
09-18-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Rolla

Replace the chainring with any 44T unit that has...

Replace the chainring with any 44T unit that has the same BCD measurement (distance between the bolts) and 3/32" tooth width. It doesn't have to be Dura Ace or anything expensive. When you do that,...
09-17-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Rolla

Mine are like that, and yes, it's a PITA to...

Mine are like that, and yes, it's a PITA to remove the front wheel. But the pad installation/adjustment isn't any more difficult than with shorter pads; I use a "fourth hand" tool to help.
09-17-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 727
Posted By Rolla

Not at all. It's got a chest strap that keeps it...

Not at all. It's got a chest strap that keeps it tight and stable.

Side note: I noticed your TOSRV patch avatar. Here's my collection:

...
09-17-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 727
Posted By Rolla

I have the slightly larger version and quite like...

I have the slightly larger version and quite like it. Ever tried one?
09-17-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

Agreed. But 170 vs 172.5 seems pretty minuscule.

Agreed. But 170 vs 172.5 seems pretty minuscule.
09-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for the reply. My wheel size numbers are...

Thanks for the reply. My wheel size numbers are accurate for all the calculations. Crank arm length only figures into the gain ratio numbers, not the others.

Rotational mass may have...
09-17-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

Same Gear Inches, Different Wheel Sizes. One Feels Spinnier.

I have a 700c singlespeed with 62.5 gear inches.
I also have a 650b singlespeed with 62.3 gear inches.
In Sheldon Brown's Gain Ratios, they are 4.53 and 4.52, respectively.
In meters development,...
09-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By Rolla

Osprey Raptor 14. Almost went for the Raptor 10,...

Osprey Raptor 14. Almost went for the Raptor 10, but glad I didn't. My only complaint is that the bite valves are fragile, so I buy spares. Love the included detachable tool roll.
...
09-17-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 727
Posted By Rolla

Chrome Kadet or Mini Kadet (below): ...

Chrome Kadet or Mini Kadet (below):

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09-17-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 3,561,119
Posted By Rolla

Here's my latest: All City Super Professional...

Here's my latest: All City Super Professional Singlespeed.


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09-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

I've already got the drop bar SSCX base covered,...

I've already got the drop bar SSCX base covered, so I wanted something intended for a riser. But the real revelation has been the 650b X 47 tubeless "all road" wheelset. Amazing.
09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rolla

Calling out virtue signaling is virtue signaling.

Calling out virtue signaling is virtue signaling.
09-16-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Rolla

NBD - All City Super Pro!

All City Super Professional SS. Fairly stock build, but with WTB Byways, 42T chainring, VO seatpost, Brooks C17, One Up pedals, and ESI grips.

Awesome bike -- lightweight and fun! Photos don't...
09-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Rolla

When Velo Orange's new version of their Crazy Bar...

When Velo Orange's new version of their Crazy Bar becomes available, they look pretty nice, too:
...
09-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,554
Posted By Rolla

Today I removed the Paul's Neo Retro cantilever...

Today I removed the Paul's Neo Retro cantilever that snapped in half in a minor wreck last night.
...
09-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Rolla

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought...

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought a Jones Loop, sold it, and bought a Jones Bend. The "loop" bugged me visually and I never got comfortable using it as a hand position -- it felt too...
09-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 962
Posted By Rolla

Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness...

Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness that gently yields to the teeth and tongue, with a tartness that lingers on the breath like a lover's whispering kiss.
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Rolla

Pump tracks are usually closed loops. Race tracks...

Pump tracks are usually closed loops. Race tracks have a starting gate & ramp, and a finish point.

River Bend has four pump tracks, five jump lines, a perimeter flat trail, a mountain bike...
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Rolla

40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go...

40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go to the track and see what others are running, or better yet go take a lap and adjust from there.
09-16-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rolla

Oh, no. Whatever shall I do?

Oh, no. Whatever shall I do?
09-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rolla

To answer the question posed in the title. Piss...

To answer the question posed in the title. Piss off.
09-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 962
Posted By Rolla

I don't care what's perfect for others.

I don't care what's perfect for others.
09-15-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 962
Posted By Rolla

Only when perfectly ripe. Otherwise, hard pass.

Only when perfectly ripe. Otherwise, hard pass.
09-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Rolla

I'd remove the fenders and replace the fork, stem...

I'd remove the fenders and replace the fork, stem and bars with something BMX, and klunk the hell out of that thing.
09-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rolla

Whenever a conversation turns to Strava stats, I...

Whenever a conversation turns to Strava stats, I go into a coma. For me, nothing sucks the fun out of an activity faster than quantifying it.
09-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Rolla

Since most front wheels share a common fork...

Since most front wheels share a common fork spacing, the first thing I'd do is swap the wheel out with another one to verify the source of the noise. Also, make sure the front brake pads aren't...
09-14-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Rolla

BMX bars! ...

BMX bars!


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09-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,710
Posted By Rolla

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such...

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such a drag when you're living in the past."

At 61, I've listened to all the "classic rock" I can stand. Give me the new stuff, whether it's hip-hop,...
09-14-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,918
Posted By Rolla

If everyone carried the tubes, tools, and...

If everyone carried the tubes, tools, and knowledge to fix a flat, my LBS would probably go out of business. It’s eight bucks for the tube plus eight bucks labor all day long down there. Keep up the...
09-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,918
Posted By Rolla

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Apparently, they deal with it.
09-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rolla

"Serious cyclist" is an oxymoron. And I hate...

"Serious cyclist" is an oxymoron. And I hate socks.
09-13-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Rolla

We can't know exactly what surface you're riding...

We can't know exactly what surface you're riding on, so it's hard to evaluate your tires from here. Just know that every tire has a limit to how hard it can be leaned, especially on a loose surface....
09-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By Rolla

Dunno if it's a "crazy" color, but I'd love to...

Dunno if it's a "crazy" color, but I'd love to have a pink Monster Cross.


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