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09-21-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Bikes are pretty resilient. Cars, not so much. ...

Bikes are pretty resilient. Cars, not so much.

Good luck, mschwett.
09-19-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By SoSmellyAir

To remove the stupid looking Bontrager AT-750...

To remove the stupid looking Bontrager AT-750 stickers on the wheels of my Trek FX 2, I used Goo Gone as a first step.



Then I used acetone to remove the residue after the Goo Gone step.
09-19-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Where can you still order 4KsII?

Where can you still order 4KsII?
09-19-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By SoSmellyAir

It sounds like all your prior tires have wire...

It sounds like all your prior tires have wire beads, which are usually shipped in a double loop (imagine a figure 8 twisted at the intersection to bring the two circular sections on top of one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,369
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yeah, the SRAM 12-27 cassette is a 10 speed...

Yeah, the SRAM 12-27 cassette is a 10 speed cassette. An 11 speed 12-28 (12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23-25-28) cassette would be nice but this cassette only comes in Dura-Ace or a monoblock, both $$$. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,369
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Troul on overdrive in descent? Like a gas saving...

Troul on overdrive in descent? Like a gas saving 5th gear in an old school manual transmission, which causes the engine to lug as soon as you shift into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Actually, I have been improving recently through...

Actually, I have been improving recently through more riding during the pandemic, so perhaps I am only in the bottom 30 percentile now. So the Varia is something I hope to look into one day if "the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,369
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If you are asking about my Frankenstein cassette,...

If you are asking about my Frankenstein cassette, then no, I did not look into any of that. All spacers in between cassette cogs were installed correctly. And there should not have been a chain line...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I don't want a freehub that sounds like a...

I don't want a freehub that sounds like a miniature minigun whenever I take a break from pedaling, which is fairly often.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,942
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I try to politely announce my presence if I am...

I try to politely announce my presence if I am within a bike length behind someone else, not because I want to draft, especially not during the current pandemic, but because I am waiting for a safe...
09-15-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,683
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and...

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and finding OMS in southern California has been challenging. I ended up buying a liter from an art supply store (Michaels) for $22. I also ordered a quart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,976
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No, you are doing it right. Shifting up front in...

No, you are doing it right. Shifting up front in anticipation of a change in terrain is what I do too. I think we are all trying to describe more or less the same thing, but imperfectly, so that the...
09-10-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yeah, the Pedro Chain Checker II is one of the...

Yeah, the Pedro Chain Checker II is one of the few bike-specific tools which is better and cheaper than the Park Tool analog. It even has a chain ring nut wrench on one end.

I also forgot to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,725
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I set the seat post clamp of my bike stand to a...

I set the seat post clamp of my bike stand to a horizonal position, then clamp a wooden rake handle (True Temper 48 in. Tapered Rake Replacement Handle-2026800 - The Home Depot...
09-09-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By SoSmellyAir

These are the bike specific starter tools which I...

These are the bike specific starter tools which I have amassed so far:

1. Mini torque wrench: Amazon.com : Topeak Nano TorqBar 6 with 5 Tool bits, 6nm : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,976
Posted By SoSmellyAir

It really depends on the cassette and when you...

It really depends on the cassette and when you shift between the front chain rings.

OP may need Di2 in full synchro shifting mode.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,269
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Before you remove the tubeless rim strip, make...

Before you remove the tubeless rim strip, make sure your wheel is not hookless and is thus compatible with clincher tires.
09-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By SoSmellyAir

A dedicated chain retention mechanism works...

A dedicated chain retention mechanism works better and looks cleaner but costs more than a front derailleur!

Gusset Lil Chap chain device, 34.9/31.8mm - Modern Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,578
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is no fun. This is too dangerous....

This is no fun.



This is too dangerous.

The range I am working with is the replacement cost of my current bike (including upgrades) and what my wife has recently spent on purses.
09-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were...

Sorry, in that case I misunderstood what you were getting by "plenty of cogs." I thought you were referring to the number of teeth rather than the shape or remaining profile thereof.



Hope...
09-02-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Bill was right! It was the cheap stock VP bottom...

Bill was right! It was the cheap stock VP bottom bracket. I replaced it with a Tange Seiki LN-3922 (made in Japan!) bottom bracket as part of a 1X conversion (Converting Trek FX2 to 1x - Bike Forums...
09-02-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Piff Achtung! Note of caution regarding the...

Piff Achtung! Note of caution regarding the Dimension Cyclocross crank arms.

110 Crankset | Dimension Bike Products (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/cranksets/cyclocross)

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,690
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is not riding weather; it is skiing weather.

This is not riding weather; it is skiing weather.
08-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What's up with repeating what I said in post #4...

What's up with repeating what I said in post #4 using white text on white background (which is only visible if the text is selected or quoted)?

Much as I like seeing my prose repeated -- imitation...
08-29-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Happens to all of us. Just look at this as a...

Happens to all of us. Just look at this as a chance to upgrade your pulleys:

Shimano Ultegra 6800 Derailleur Pulley Set [Y5YC98140] at BikeTiresDirect...
08-29-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I used to have the same pulleys on my 105 5800...

I used to have the same pulleys on my 105 5800 RD. If you clean them up, you should see that one pulley is marked Guide (the upper one closer to the cassette) and that the other pulley is marked...
08-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 892
Posted By SoSmellyAir

But in addition to just clearing the chain stays,...

But in addition to just clearing the chain stays, the middle chain ring of the crank set should ideally line up with the center of the cassette, for smoother shifting overall and to minimize the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Nice! Nice! Nice! This worked out so well!

Nice! Nice! Nice! This worked out so well!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,018
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am considering a similar route of going from my...

I am considering a similar route of going from my Synapse, which I have gotten very used to over 4 years, to a Super Six Evo of the same nominal size.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is good advice.

This is good advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, road cyclists are a judgmental lot. I get...

Yes, road cyclists are a judgmental lot. I get more waves when I wear my one bike jersey (Castelli) than any of my football (soccer) jerseys. I am probably also looked down upon for not using...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I would admit that I derive almost as much reward...

I would admit that I derive almost as much reward from tinkering as I do riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Exactly. Also applies if you replace...

Exactly. Also applies if you replace "salesperson" with "manufacturer." Comfortable is faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sweet! I still have to learn how to change...

Sweet! I still have to learn how to change cables, and to true wheels if I get truly ambitious like Symox .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,856
Posted By SoSmellyAir

After carefully reviewing this thread, I urge all...

After carefully reviewing this thread, I urge all of you to put aside your differences regarding bikes, group sets, kits, fitness, style, skills, etc., and join those of us focused on condemning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Since there are no xor's between the three...

Since there are no xor's between the three questions, is saying yes to all three an option?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By SoSmellyAir

With a more expensive groupset, e.g., Shimano...

With a more expensive groupset, e.g., Shimano 105, Ultegra, and Dura-Ace (in order from least to most expensive), the front derailleur has 4 positions: high, high trim, low, and low trim (from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Exactly. You are there to provide guidance, not...

Exactly. You are there to provide guidance, not competition.
08-08-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By SoSmellyAir

After you point this out, it seems trite for me...

After you point this out, it seems trite for me to further note the angle of the front reflector.
08-08-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Congratulations! That will come once...

Congratulations!



That will come once you get used to the bike and got your position thereon dialed in.

I don't think I got a full bike fit when I bought my first road bike, but the REI...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Wow! I am surprised no one has suggested an SRAM...

Wow! I am surprised no one has suggested an SRAM 11-36 cassette yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,744
Posted By SoSmellyAir

More what? More of a workout, yes. But definitely...

More what? More of a workout, yes. But definitely not more joie de vivre. Although cycling is pretty much my only exercise, I ride for more than exercise.

More bums? If the stationary bike is...
08-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By SoSmellyAir

My guess is that you have dislodged the outer...

My guess is that you have dislodged the outer housing of the cable from where it enters into the rear derailleur, thus increasing the tension.

Don't just adjust the rear derailleur willy nilly;...
08-02-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By SoSmellyAir

From what I have read and seen online there are...

From what I have read and seen online there are two differences between a Shimano short cage (SS) derailleur and medium cage (GS) derailleur: (1) cage length (obvious); and (2) parallelogram shape...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,725
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I read this somewhere else. To clean the wax,...

I read this somewhere else. To clean the wax, someone suggests adding a cup of water into the Crock Pot before turning it on. After the paraffin melts, it floats on top of the hot water, and the dirt...
07-29-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By SoSmellyAir

In my experience from a prior attempt to build a...

In my experience from a prior attempt to build a custom cassette by combining cogs from two cassettes, even if the suffix of the individual cogs match, there could still be shifting issues.

Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,725
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am using Gulf Wax on its own for now. I also...

I am using Gulf Wax on its own for now. I also bought a kilogram of Silca wax; I figured both Silca and Zero Friction deserve my business after I researched and analyzed their instructions so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,725
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The waxing part is easy. The chain cleaning prior...

The waxing part is easy. The chain cleaning prior to waxing is the part which is tough.
07-24-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,127
Posted By SoSmellyAir

In my area most of the main roads have a 50 mph...

In my area most of the main roads have a 50 mph speed limit. Taking smaller roads means not having a bike lane and/or crossing more intersections. If someone was driving at about that speed would the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,476
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Obviously the roofers got into a firefight with...

Obviously the roofers got into a firefight with their nail guns, and some nails missed their targets and ended up on the road in your neighborhood.
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