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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: 74
Views: 1,282
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: 207
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: 3,003
Views: 265,069
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: 5
Views: 157
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: 614
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: 276
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: 3,003
Views: 265,069
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: 410
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: 18,106
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: 230
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: 2,393
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: 3,003
Views: 265,069
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: 663
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: 281
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: 18,106
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: 508
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: 568
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: 55
Views: 2,056
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: 38
Views: 924
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: 151
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: 1,002
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: 938
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: 938
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: 4,080
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: 147
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: 3,003
Views: 265,069
Posted By Russ Roth

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04-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,215
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: 1,805
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: 1,805
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: 473
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: 7,158
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: 551
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: 1,104
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: 3,003
Views: 265,069
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: 1,473
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: 364
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: 926
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: 1,678
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: 777
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: 1,051
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...
03-31-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By Russ Roth

What do you mean by quill end? At the local...

What do you mean by quill end?
At the local track they predominantly use look style road pedals or toe clips and straps. Some of the fastest riders use a special clipless pedal that takes wide toe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,100
Posted By Russ Roth

The colors later on denoted the strength from...

The colors later on denoted the strength from what I remember, blue was regular, red was heavy duty and the yellow was a lighter weight. There is video out there as a couple collapsed under pro...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got two timbuk2 bags, one is bordering on...

I've got two timbuk2 bags, one is bordering on antique and they don't make them anything like it anymore, has a reinforced black bottom that keeps it looking too dirty which was great when I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,100
Posted By Russ Roth

They weren't safe when new, age hasn't helped....

They weren't safe when new, age hasn't helped. Really wish they had a slightly better design since I loved mine till they cracked, they will always be cool looking, but the blades were designed to...
03-28-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 856
Posted By Russ Roth

Its a ride that needs a sag wagon for 30 miles,...

Its a ride that needs a sag wagon for 30 miles, I'd bring 7,8, and 9 speed quick links before 11sp, half of them probably think 10sp means 2x5. Mostly 1st aid kit, water, and a small range of tubes....
03-27-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Russ Roth

Looks decent and a good reliable brand. That's a...

Looks decent and a good reliable brand. That's a win any day. Bike is old enough, check the tires for dry rot especially if it sat on concrete, give it some new grips and send it.
03-26-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Russ Roth

The bike that keeps me from bothering to look for...

The bike that keeps me from bothering to look for a while is my Rock Lobster. Built to my exact size and to the color I want. Built with the components I wanted to make it go fast. 2x12 so I have...
03-26-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Russ Roth

This 100%. You might have said an hour, and when...

This 100%. You might have said an hour, and when it was my day job, getting a bike out the door in 20-30 min from box to built was easy. But if it wasn't working the customer could stand there...
03-26-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Russ Roth

Switch to hydraulics and don't use that finger? I...

Switch to hydraulics and don't use that finger? I have to say with hydraulic levers on the road bike I just use my two smallest fingers in general and one of those barely works from too many...
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