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06-20-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't need a better bike, just better wheels....

You don't need a better bike, just better wheels. Personally I find 26-27c tires to be a fine width, I'm currently running 25 on my road, 25 on my track bike and 27 on my cross bike for summer use,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 693
Posted By Russ Roth

Lighter, smoother and loses pressure quickly....

Lighter, smoother and loses pressure quickly. They really do have to be checked every other day. I put tubeless liquid in them and there's been no troubles with flats though, just have to be extra...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

Any suggested route for riding to Montauk?...

Any suggested route for riding to Montauk? In-laws are flying the kids down for a week leaving the wife and I alone. Since it seems like Montauk is one of those things everyone does when they live on...
06-18-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Russ Roth

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing...

Lots of similar bikes won't have SIS housing which doesn't help the situation either.

OP, The videos will help get it set up if you follow them, but if when you're done it still does not work you...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Russ Roth

Vices are for shops, we almost never removed the...

Vices are for shops, we almost never removed the cassette tool, just drop wheels on and go, but its never been necessary for cassette removal or install. Don't cobble the job, get the park tool chain...
06-18-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Russ Roth

An old rule of thumb, never used it, was 2 dimes...

An old rule of thumb, never used it, was 2 dimes under each pad, best is the one that lets you undo the noodle with modest effort/no struggle. Best is to get there by tightening the adjustment barrel...
06-18-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Russ Roth

There's no bottom bracket that won't need a...

There's no bottom bracket that won't need a special tool to remove, just a question of which and if you need a special tool for the crank. A decent range of metric allen wrenches is essential, and a...
Forum: Foo
06-17-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Russ Roth

The tools are nice and shiny but practically...

The tools are nice and shiny but practically useless. I've got a pair of kings on their 4 set of rims in 22 years, I pull the bearings ever 5 or 6 years just so I can put the tool to use but it isn't...
06-06-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By Russ Roth

And I thought I was doing good with 109k miles on...

And I thought I was doing good with 109k miles on my mazda minivan before doing the front pads, at least the accessory belt is still going strong at 157k miles but I might replace it when I finally...
Replies: 31
Views: 7,481
Posted By Russ Roth

Check the crank...

Check the crank https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/customer-services/recalls-and-repairs/fc-ct90-m920-mc12-cranks.html
If its a part of the recall its still active and the shop should do the...
05-27-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,158
Posted By Russ Roth

In general none, occasional night ride means...

In general none, occasional night ride means tossing a front light but I charge it after and don't install till the next night ride. The computer is sometimes one, but I usually forget it, according...
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Russ Roth

So do we need to stock up on blades for...

So do we need to stock up on blades for beheadings, wooden stakes for stabbing, or will I need to start melting down the coin collection and reloading rounds?
Forum: Northeast
05-21-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

The oldest and I made it to TTown to race at the...

The oldest and I made it to TTown to race at the velodrome today. Hopefully someone will send me a couple pics as her team had a couple photographers taking pics. Unfortunately back in Feb when we...
Forum: Introductions
05-21-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Russ Roth

Welcome, I spent a month in your country doing...

Welcome, I spent a month in your country doing archeology and riding my bike around the nearby towns. It's a beautiful country.
04-30-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Russ Roth

Measure the old spokes and check ebay, used to be...

Measure the old spokes and check ebay, used to be much better pickings but still not bad in odder lengths which an old 27", 36h?, box section rim will have. Built a pair of wheels last month, and...
04-30-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Russ Roth

So you've bought three hubs and they don't fit...

So you've bought three hubs and they don't fit your frame? What are the specs of the hubs you bought and what is the need for your frame? I'm guessing from where you asked this question that you have...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

I still have damaged skin from tick larvae riding...

I still have damaged skin from tick larvae riding in Cathedral Pines last spring. The Permathrin did its job of killing them but only after they got about 40-50 bike marks in 4 different patches per...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Russ Roth

October along the Erie Canal has some great...

October along the Erie Canal has some great weather and scenery. Rain is only every few days and not great soakers so not a huge issue. However, expect the potential of real cold in the morning, nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,265
Posted By Russ Roth

Finished building up her cyclocross bike a few...

Finished building up her cyclocross bike a few weeks ago, went steel.
04-21-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Russ Roth

Seen this plenty of times with new bike builds...

Seen this plenty of times with new bike builds where there's a bit of friction in the seal causing a noticeable slowdown, as Andrew Stewart, pull the seal back slightly and drop a little lube in...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,704
Posted By Russ Roth

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what...

First, check out bikejoring for ideas of what your dogs might or might not be able to do, bikejoring involves the dogs pulling bicycles instead of a sled and the people who do this will have a better...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

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Tuesday we met up with some friends and did 18 miles on the North...
04-20-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Russ Roth

Both the Sun CR18 and the Velocity a23 others...

Both the Sun CR18 and the Velocity a23 others recommended won't be any wider than the rims you have so not much use. The bigger issue you're running into is 36h has really become synonymous with...
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Russ Roth

There's a number of features that would make me...

There's a number of features that would make me happily plunk down 235 and ride off quite happy and some that would cause me to simply walk away from the bike, the pic doesn't do a lot to help though...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,265
Posted By Russ Roth

Would have bought one but the brand doesn't make...

Would have bought one but the brand doesn't make them small enough for a kid/small adult to be able to ride. Put the kid on a 46cm frame with a 51cm effective top tube but they had nothing close in...
04-19-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the...

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the rubber can run in while ones without don't have good ways of sealing them to the hub. Most with boots also use a larger washer and specific spacers to...
04-19-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 610
Posted By Russ Roth

just go for it. Plenty of times I give bikes like...

just go for it. Plenty of times I give bikes like that a quick once over and think nothing of putting a couple extra squirts of grease in there, usually there isn't enough to begin with as you...
04-18-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,685
Posted By Russ Roth

Little late to respond to this, but after 15...

Little late to respond to this, but after 15 years in a shop, the whole time of which I qualified for the term, if someone had used it I'd have had no clue what they were saying. Personally I think...
04-18-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,192
Posted By Russ Roth

I can say I never noticed any wind effect ever on...

I can say I never noticed any wind effect ever on rev-x wheels. They're not deep enough or aero enough to really be effected by wind. The profile in only around 30mm which was deep in the box section...
04-18-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Russ Roth

Would assume the click appears around the 1-3...

Would assume the click appears around the 1-3 o'clock position and has to be a pedal, crank or bottom bracket; the easy one is the pedal which can be removed with a 15mm wrench, regreased and...
04-13-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By Russ Roth

When doing it regularly, building a wheel takes...

When doing it regularly, building a wheel takes that long, truing a wheel that was spot on till UPS got ahold of it is just minutes worth of work.
My last build took 4 hours, but that required...
04-13-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By Russ Roth

DMC has it, the braze-on usually allows a range...

DMC has it, the braze-on usually allows a range of adjustment as 52, 54 and even 55t chainrings are not unheard of. I'd suspect 50t is within tolerance, just note where its bolted in place, remove...
04-12-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By Russ Roth

This is the way for you to go and the best, easy...

This is the way for you to go and the best, easy advice so far. Most Campy cranks are 135 bolt pattern, yours included, which means the 39t on there is the smallest it can go, there's no help for it....
04-12-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,263
Posted By Russ Roth

This is a tough one, the biggest issue is that...

This is a tough one, the biggest issue is that I've never seemingly had enough saddle bags for all the bikes and often forget to swap them. Which has resulted in me riding a couple miles more than a...
04-12-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Russ Roth

One piece crank arms on the drive side have a...

One piece crank arms on the drive side have a shoulder that the chainring pushes up against and then the cone is threaded onto the arm to lock it into place. On the crankarm is a tab, which I guess...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

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

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04-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,485
Posted By Russ Roth

Having done rides and lived in areas where...

Having done rides and lived in areas where alternate routes aren't really a good option, if you're riding through at the same time I don't see the issue, their choices shouldn't be your problem on a...
04-11-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Russ Roth

Out of stock and 8-10 week wait. Probably going...

Out of stock and 8-10 week wait. Probably going with profile, they're bmx hubs are some of the best, suspect the track are top notch
04-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,830
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got 3-4 classical bikes that if they fell...

I've got 3-4 classical bikes that if they fell into my lap I'd take them but I make no active effort to find them. I bought the modern bike I really want and in general it supplies my interests....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and...

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and they're very noticeable vs the 3s I'd previously used, would have to assume the same would be true for bikes.
04-10-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,693
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I lean heavily towards steel pretty...

Personally I lean heavily towards steel pretty heavily. Current race bike is carbon so I'm not against it but it also doesn't impress me that much as a frame material. My kid's newest race bike is a...
04-10-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Russ Roth

The two big things to look out for are the...

The two big things to look out for are the current frame width and the diameter of the dust caps, you're link is the best way to go as long as the dust caps match. This is important as too small will...
04-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,122
Posted By Russ Roth

Why paraffin and not a softer wax like beeswax?...

Why paraffin and not a softer wax like beeswax? Was almost wondering if the cutting board finish I use wouldn't be better, its a mix of beeswax and mineral or coconut oil (I make two different ones...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 267,573
Posted By Russ Roth

Coming from Rochester I'm used to some pretty...

Coming from Rochester I'm used to some pretty lousy drivers but the Island does seem to have a large number of just self-entitled morons on the road. Glad you're good.


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04-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,563
Posted By Russ Roth

From what I saw last year, I seemed to be an...

From what I saw last year, I seemed to be an oddity and I'm not certain the wider tires mattered compared to the fact I've just gotten slower. Bike came with a cheap wheels and I had some basic CX...
04-04-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Russ Roth

I've always just assumed that this referred to...

I've always just assumed that this referred to the life of the chain, single use to the chain and don't use after the chain wears. I've yet to run into a link that hasn't worked just fine for the...
04-01-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Russ Roth

My daughter and a team mate of hers went out for...

My daughter and a team mate of hers went out for a 22mi ride and averaged 13.2mph with moderate winds and a lot of chatting, both are 11.5yo, and turn 12 towards the end of the year. Her solo with me...
04-01-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By Russ Roth

First time I ever had to wrap my own bar tape,...

First time I ever had to wrap my own bar tape, bought it from the local Ames, I read the instructions which said to go from the top to the bottom, took two rides to determine this was a total failure...
Forum: Foo
03-31-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 789
Posted By Russ Roth

Sacrilege, their fries need some work but white...

Sacrilege, their fries need some work but white castle sliders are the best, unless you've gotten the frozen, heat your own, those suck. Having transplanted to Long Island only 5 years ago I'd never...
03-31-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By Russ Roth

I've dealt with Halo, not that popular a brand...

I've dealt with Halo, not that popular a brand but decent and reliable in my experience.

You should be able to find a 31t 1/8 104bcd sprocket, something like this...
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