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10-19-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Rolla

I use my gravel bike for everything and anything,...

I use my gravel bike for everything and anything, including 50-milers on the road. It’s nice if you have multiple tires (or better yet, wheels), but there’s not much I won’t try with what I’ve got: a...
10-17-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By Rolla

I decided that at 61 I'm not likely to change my...

I decided that at 61 I'm not likely to change my ways, so I sold my road bike and added a fourth singlespeed to the quiver.
10-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Rolla

Too much or too little chain tension can...

Too much or too little chain tension can definitely cause noise. Is this a freewheel or fixed cog? A video might help determine what "ever so slight wobble" looks like and offer clues to the cause of...
10-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 874
Posted By Rolla

IMO, durability isn't the issue; ride quality is....

IMO, durability isn't the issue; ride quality is. But with a carbon fork and tubeless tires, you can mitigate a lot of the harshness.
10-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rolla

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever...

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever seen you offer anything but criticism and insult here.

Please add me to your ignore list too, you contentious wanker.
10-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By Rolla

Further inspection reveals that it's not an...

Further inspection reveals that it's not an out-of-round chainring after all, but appears to be either a bottom bracket or freewheel issue.

My apologies to WI.
10-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

Instead of hunting down a cap nut, I'd spend $12...

Instead of hunting down a cap nut, I'd spend $12 on one of these:

...
10-14-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Rolla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMa9UqY9obk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMa9UqY9obk
10-14-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Rolla

If you bought this set, your levers should be...

If you bought this set, your levers should be good:

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10-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Rolla

You're sure the levers are for V-brakes, and not...

You're sure the levers are for V-brakes, and not cantilevers, right? Pics or parts details might be helpful here.
10-13-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By Rolla

:eek: ...

:eek:

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10-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Rolla

A race discipline invented by drivetrain...

A race discipline invented by drivetrain manufacturers? :)
...
10-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Rolla

Any JIS square-taper BB will work (provided the...

Any JIS square-taper BB will work (provided the correct spindle length -- I think it's 112mm), but I've found the Shimano units to be long-lasting and a good value, price-wise.
10-12-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,271
Posted By Rolla

Call it a hunch. :)

Call it a hunch. :)
10-12-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I haven't done that, and I should. Thanks...

Yes, I haven't done that, and I should. Thanks for prompting me to reach out.
10-12-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,271
Posted By Rolla

That's fascinating, but the fact is, asserting...

That's fascinating, but the fact is, asserting that riders across the entire 650,000 square miles of California don't experience conditions that require bike maintenance is a) patently absurd b) a...
10-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,924
Posted By Rolla

That's what I love about the bicycle: the...

That's what I love about the bicycle: the simplicity. :lol:
10-11-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,271
Posted By Rolla

:twitchy: You should get out more. ...

:twitchy: You should get out more.

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10-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,796
Posted By Rolla

Good way to end up with a mouthful of bloody...

Good way to end up with a mouthful of bloody Chiclets.
10-11-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Rolla

You can always call the manufacturer and ask. If...

You can always call the manufacturer and ask. If it's used, ask the seller. If you're buying a bike on Amazon, it's too heavy to matter.
10-10-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Rolla

Outlaw CX courses are easy to make -- if you...

Outlaw CX courses are easy to make -- if you don't publicize it much it's unlikely anyone will get riled up. We've got a couple spots in town that we've built courses on -- as long as they're a...
10-09-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By Rolla

Drive-side full-bike photos, a few close-up...

Drive-side full-bike photos, a few close-up detail shots, complete and accurate build specs, geometry chart, and a fair price. I've never listed a bike that didn't sell in a week or so.
10-08-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By Rolla

With its 17" chainstays, 70.5º X 73º geometry,...

With its 17" chainstays, 70.5º X 73º geometry, and 11" bottom bracket, the 750 isn't going to feel too exciting no matter what tires you run. I think 24 years ago, "boring" was the goal.
...
10-07-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,522
Posted By Rolla

Based on my shop experience, I would say that...

Based on my shop experience, I would say that most people have never even heard of replacing their chain.
10-06-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By Rolla

I'm not knocking it -- just an example of how...

I'm not knocking it -- just an example of how "everything old is new again." :)
10-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,796
Posted By Rolla

Hipster.

Hipster.
10-06-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,796
Posted By Rolla

Ditch the jersey and get something like flannel...

Ditch the jersey and get something like flannel or wool -- y'know, stuff that's worked for a hundred years, even without a logo.
10-05-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Rolla

It's nice that you don't have to get new...

It's nice that you don't have to get new shifter/brake levers to see if you like drop bars, but I personally wouldn't want a bar that has a "drop" position but no "hoods" position. Even the "tops"...
10-05-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Rolla

[Insert "Old Man Yells at Cloud" meme...

[Insert "Old Man Yells at Cloud" meme here.]
10-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Rolla

Nope. Nope. Even the Keirin clamp-ons...

Nope.



Nope. Even the Keirin clamp-ons say not use them on carbon, not that they'd fit anyway.
...
10-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Rolla

From the video, it looks like a quill stem, so...

From the video, it looks like a quill stem, so just tighten the bolt. There are no bearings in there.

...
10-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 54,514
Posted By Rolla

That's tight! :thumb: ...

That's tight! :thumb:


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09-30-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Rolla

Love my 27.5 X 2.8". Gonna stock up on tires in...

Love my 27.5 X 2.8". Gonna stock up on tires in case the fashion mavens kill them off.
09-30-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,003
Posted By Rolla

Hate 'em. I'd much rather wear a cap with a short...

Hate 'em. I'd much rather wear a cap with a short brim under my helmet if I need the sunshade.
09-29-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Rolla

Anything made by Moots is going to be beautiful....

Anything made by Moots is going to be beautiful. Good luck with the waiting part!
09-29-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 358,185
Posted By Rolla

I just bought a new Smith Persist (MIPS) last...

I just bought a new Smith Persist (MIPS) last week, and I'm loving the fit. At only $100 retail, it's easy to justify a new lid every year.

OP: It comes in orange.
09-28-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rolla

Anodized bolts to match or complement the frame...

Anodized bolts to match or complement the frame color.

...
09-28-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Rolla

2021 WeThePeople Avenger. 18.75" chainstays! ...

2021 WeThePeople Avenger. 18.75" chainstays! :eek:
09-28-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,986
Posted By Rolla

Pro cycling cosplay. (NTTAWWT) :)

Pro cycling cosplay.

(NTTAWWT) :)
09-28-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-28-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rolla

Tubeless ready is no different than traditional...

Tubeless ready is no different than traditional tires and tubes.



Then you should be happy. Perhaps that will stem the tide of the bike industry "pushing" this horrific newfangled technology on...
09-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rolla

They don't give out patch kits and pumps to bike...

They don't give out patch kits and pumps to bike buyers, either.



There are other plugs that work just as well.



That's not really their job, is it? Do they give customers spare chain...
09-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rolla

If I only rode on smooth pavement, I probably...

If I only rode on smooth pavement, I probably wouldn't see the point either. But I can't remember the last time I went on a ride that didn't include some other surface -- gravel, dirt, chip-seal,...
09-27-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Rolla

I have a Fairdale Parser (700 x 35) and an All...

I have a Fairdale Parser (700 x 35) and an All City Super Pro (650b x 47). Both are singlespeeds that I routinely ride on gravel. Hell, I ride my cruisers on gravel!

...
09-27-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,781
Posted By Rolla

When I recently bought new tires, I installed...

When I recently bought new tires, I installed them at the shop so I could use the compressor (I'm a part-timer there). It sure makes it a lot easier to seat the bead when you have an unlimited supply...
09-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Rolla

I guess the OP should just get a fat bike.

I guess the OP should just get a fat bike.
09-26-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Rolla

A lot of it would depend on the parts build, but...

A lot of it would depend on the parts build, but if all things are equal, the Ritchey's carbon fork vs the Bombtrack's aluminum would influence me strongly. Plus, I love Tom Ritchey's bikes and their...
09-26-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Rolla

The Overtake is perfect for those who rarely...

The Overtake is perfect for those who rarely venture beyond their subdivision cul-de-sac. In general, the more bells and whistles they put on a big box bike, the more corners they cut. Raleigh spec'd...
09-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,939
Posted By Rolla

He's got my vote.

He's got my vote.
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