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04-06-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,630
Posted By sdimattia

There's no shame in walking. Especially if it...

There's no shame in walking. Especially if it keeps you from blowing your knees out.
04-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,261
Posted By sdimattia

I started with a 11spd KMC 116 link chain. Took...

I started with a 11spd KMC 116 link chain. Took off maybe 6-8 links with 425mm chainstays. Good luck with your setup; bodging a RD812 seems to be a more common occurrence so it'll be cool to see it...
04-05-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,261
Posted By sdimattia

I run a GRX 600 2x crank in the front with a...

I run a GRX 600 2x crank in the front with a GRX-RD812 and an 11-42t in the rear. I swapped the stock cage for a mountain M8000 long cage. Can run big-big, small-small, and everything in between with...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By sdimattia

I've used Hexlox on my wheels and various other...

I've used Hexlox on my wheels and various other parts for two years now. I have the Hexnuts on my SS and skewers on one of my road bikes. As long as you can thread a regular bolt onto your axle, the...
02-06-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By sdimattia

Then let me amend my previous statement . . ....

Then let me amend my previous statement . . . Historically, it was not possible to mix components between brands. But now, technology allows us to do many things that weren't previously possible to...
02-06-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By sdimattia

Sram, Shimano, and Campy all use different pull...

Sram, Shimano, and Campy all use different pull ratios so no, you cannot mix shifters and rear derailleurs between brands. I believe you can get away mixing some front derailleurs and shifters.
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02-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By sdimattia

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GRX812 with a M8000 cage. 11-42t cassette, 46/30t...
02-05-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By sdimattia

bikepacking.com tested the limits of the GRX...

bikepacking.com tested the limits of the GRX derailleur at some point https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRgLG1uP_uo

I'm running GRX812 on a 11-42t cassette and a 46-30t in the front. I switched out...
01-25-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,291
Posted By sdimattia

Respectfully, the aluminum model has front ISO...

Respectfully, the aluminum model has front ISO only, not rear. I own an AL 3, same frame and fork as the AL 5. Carbon version has front and rear ISO.

To the OP: you can't go wrong with the AL...
01-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

Beautiful bike you got there. The Trek was ~$1200...

Beautiful bike you got there. The Trek was ~$1200 but I'm very happy with it. Fits me great and I rarely notice the toe overlap. It might look problematic but it's not enough of an issue to make me...
01-24-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

Got it! For some reason I was thinking of the...

Got it! For some reason I was thinking of the angle backwards. Thanks for clarifying. Found this nifty calculator, plugged some numbers in and it spit this out.
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01-24-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

I'm not trying to argue with you, just trying to...

I'm not trying to argue with you, just trying to understand your thinking: wouldn't the extra a-c raise the front end, therefore increasing HT and ST angles? Or does the slightly smaller offset of...
01-24-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

All good, I appreciate the notes you have...

All good, I appreciate the notes you have provided thus far.



Surprisingly, even with fenders, instances where the toe overlap is problematic are very minimal.*** Even when turning, I don't...
01-23-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate you reminding me of all the factors...

I appreciate you reminding me of all the factors I need to consider. I guess I should add I'd drop the bars to keep the bar height the same AND increase the stem length to make up for the small...
01-23-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

I've got 25mm of spacers under the bar right now...

I've got 25mm of spacers under the bar right now so I do have room to lower them and mimic their original position. I also have room to adjust the fore/aft of the saddle and I'm confident I'll be...
01-23-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By sdimattia

Fork geo and handling

I have a Trek Domane AL 3 with a 53mm offset and 380mm a-c. HT Angle is 70.3 and ST angle is 74.6 I'd like to switch it out for a fork with more mounting holes, namely the Ritchey WCS Carbon...
Forum: Touring
01-04-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

As parts are coming in (panniers, rack,...

As parts are coming in (panniers, rack, drivetrain, etc.), I'm starting to sort out my packing set-up.

I'd love to get a rack and something like the Surly Porteur House Bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,679
Posted By sdimattia

At which point I will direct you back to my...

At which point I will direct you back to my original post where I said my non MIPS Kask cracked and not my skull. Not sure about you but I'd consider that a glowing endorsement as to why one should...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,679
Posted By sdimattia

If helmets are considered to be safety equipment,...

If helmets are considered to be safety equipment, then in my personal experience and anecdotally, poorly fitting equipment is more hazardous than it is beneficial. It doesn't matter if it's got the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,679
Posted By sdimattia

Again, you're telling me that just because a...

Again, you're telling me that just because a helmet has fancy technology, if it doesn't fit well, it's going to protect my head than a helmet that fits properly? I would think the poor fitment...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,679
Posted By sdimattia

I'll take a minor concussion over a cracked skull...

I'll take a minor concussion over a cracked skull any day. The helmet did its job as far as I'm concerned.

I don't doubt the technology offers some improvement but I wouldn't advocate the OP to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,679
Posted By sdimattia

Funny, I used to use a Giro Synthe MIPS before I...

Funny, I used to use a Giro Synthe MIPS before I switched to a Kask Mojito X for a better fit. It was the Kask Mojito that saved my skull when I went over the handlebars and crashed at 25mph. Helmet...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate all your insight and support so far!...

I appreciate all your insight and support so far! I am actually planning to go cross-country this summer.

Once I get the bike sorted, I'll post pictures and do some practice runs. In the...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I'd have to figure out how to fit the gear on...

I'd have to figure out how to fit the gear on there first. When I first mentioned it, I forgot the 6700 didn't have mounts where the rack arms would usually connect. Unless I can use p-clamps (is...
12-20-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By sdimattia

I put a Shimano Alfine 8 135mm OLD in a SE Lager...

I put a Shimano Alfine 8 135mm OLD in a SE Lager hi-ten steel frame by cold-setting the dropouts from 120mm to 135mm. Rode that for 3 years no issues but I definitely would not recommend it....
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I think I figured it out (and saved some money): ...

I think I figured it out (and saved some money):

Shimano GRX 46/30t crankset
Shimano 105 front derailleur
Shimano 105 2x11 shifters for mechanical disc brakes
Shimano GRX rear derailleur...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I'm definitely trying to spend less, rather than...

I'm definitely trying to spend less, rather than more. I actually am switching out the current rear Sora derailleur (limited to 34t) to the Sram NX Eagle derailleur that goes with the NX eagle 11-50t...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Sorry, just to confirm, you are saying put 105...

Sorry, just to confirm, you are saying put 105 chainrings on the Sora crankarms since BCD is the same?
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to...

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to save some money by not having to buy a new crank.

I guess I'll buy a 105 r7000 11sp 2x crankset as it comes in the right length and won't be as...
Forum: Touring
12-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

This is what I decided on (more or less): ...

This is what I decided on (more or less):

Trek Domane AL 3 44cm
Tubus Logo Classic Rack with Ortlieb BackRoller panniers
Ortlieb Handlebar bag of some kind

Current gearing is Shimano Sora...
Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Thanks! This gives me an excellent idea of what...

Thanks! This gives me an excellent idea of what to look for in gearing. I recently climbed an 11% 0.4mile hill on my road bike with 29 GI naked (as in just me on the bike, with clothes). Had to stop...
Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Sorry, I was referring to MY surly and swapping...

Sorry, I was referring to MY surly and swapping out the 26 stock fork for a 20 one.

Do you ever wish you had disc brakes, even mechanical ones on YOUR surly fork or do you find the v brakes...
Forum: Touring
12-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Very pretty! I'm definitely not buying a titanium...

Very pretty! I'm definitely not buying a titanium bike anytime soon though I'd probably go for a road bike if I were to buy one.

I'd assume the Surly fork that came with the frame is the correct...
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Someone put a bug in my ear about Lynskey...

Someone put a bug in my ear about Lynskey bicycles. Obviously have to dip my toes in the touring waters first but those bikes sure are nice. I kind of want to build frame up and source and spec with...
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I'm not sure how you mean "correct geometry" but...

I'm not sure how you mean "correct geometry" but the fork does have rack mounts. The Pack Rat was designed as a 26" front loader. Again, I'm not really looking to swap the forks out but it is one...
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

My Surly front rack set up is about 7lbs with a...

My Surly front rack set up is about 7lbs with a 20lb dog and the front weight feels ok. Albeit, I climb as few hills as possible with the dog but the bike also isn't really geared for it....
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

If I can get by with a 24h wheelset that'd be...

If I can get by with a 24h wheelset that'd be awesome. I have the stock wheelset which I can use instead of buying a different set of wheels.

I think I'll try the Domane, rack, and paniers for...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I switched out the fork for a cycle rack...

I switched out the fork for a cycle rack conversion to tote my spoiled dog around. The headtube extension is pressfit like a regular headset but I'd prefer not to take the whole thing apart. It is...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Tourist in MSN I've never actually ridden with...

Tourist in MSN I've never actually ridden with panniers so that will be one thing I need to adjust to. Given my bike's size constraints, rack and panniers seems to be the best route for carrying all...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Very good point, I definitely am not planning to...

Very good point, I definitely am not planning to throw myself in the deep end here. I'm also not as fit as I'd like to be and will be doing many small 1-3 day excursions to build up my legs and to...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Backpacked with a 55L pack and 20-30lbs of...

Backpacked with a 55L pack and 20-30lbs of weight. I've only ever backpacked with a group (or there was always a couple of packhorses when we went packtripping at which I carried very little) so I've...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Nice, I have a 42cm Surly Pack Rat but I've heard...

Nice, I have a 42cm Surly Pack Rat but I've heard great things about the LHT!



My weight and height would probably help . . . I'm 5'1", 120lbs. Probably will be carrying no more than 30lbs of...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate the insight. I upgraded the wheels...

I appreciate the insight. I upgraded the wheels on the Domane with a DT Swiss 24h wheelset so I will definitely invest in a 28h or 32h wheelset if I decide to go that route. There are rack/fender...
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,383
Posted By sdimattia

Touring-curious

Definitely interested in doing some bike touring, on pavement first and then some off-road too. I'd like to work up to biking across the USA and eventually do a ride through Europe (and beyond). I...
11-28-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sdimattia

Yes. But only if they're really going to make a...

Yes. But only if they're really going to make a world of difference to my hands that can currently, comfortably handle what I think are full sized Sora mechanical shifters. I think I have the small...
11-28-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sdimattia

I currently have mechanical disc brakes and a...

I currently have mechanical disc brakes and a Sora groupset on a Trek Domane AL3. LBS wasn't going to get the 105 or Tiagra equipped models for another 6-8 months so they gave me a good deal on it. I...
11-28-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sdimattia

I'll look over the manuals again but I appreciate...

I'll look over the manuals again but I appreciate the input. The Sora shifters I have on there now are full size and the feel fine. If they work, then I'll save the cash and just use the full size...
11-28-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sdimattia

Yeah I thought about that after the fact . . . ...

Yeah I thought about that after the fact . . .

Moderator, can you please move this to Mechanics forum?
11-28-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By sdimattia

Shimano shift blade compatability

I'm looking to buy Shimano 105 R7000 groupset. I'm very interested in the ST-R7025 that they market for "smaller hands", which I have. Just the levers alone, for the R7000 are almost $200 cheaper...
11-28-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,000
Posted By sdimattia

Carbon wheels also jack the price up of a bike as...

Carbon wheels also jack the price up of a bike as the wheels alone cost $800+. No bike under $1500 is going to come with carbon wheels. Disc brakes, yes. But definitely not carbon wheels. Also, to...
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