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08-13-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Rolla

+1 on AeroTech...

+1 on AeroTech (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/?msclkid=cd511ab73c9617686438784f695a16a6). I don't love everything they make, but I do love their knickers.
08-13-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Woe be unto those sinful heathens who deign to...

Woe be unto those sinful heathens who deign to make decisions for themselves…
08-13-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Cell phones are only peripherally telephones at...

Cell phones are only peripherally telephones at all. Considering that the only thing they have in common is their ability to make and receive calls, any comparison is pretty pointless.
08-13-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Maybe for some, but I've had my iPhone 8 since...

Maybe for some, but I've had my iPhone 8 since 2018 with no issues whatsoever.
08-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Rolla

I wouldn't do that regardless, but is it a one-,...

I wouldn't do that regardless, but is it a one-, two-, or three-piece crank?



Absolutely not. The frame was designed for a specific wheel size. The next size smaller is 24" -- the brakes won't...
08-13-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Rolla

Just understand that it's very difficult to...

Just understand that it's very difficult to accurately eyeball a derailleur hanger's alignment along every axis. The mechanics at your local shop have a nifty tool that both measures and straightens...
08-13-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Rolla

Not every person of a given height has the same...

Not every person of a given height has the same leg length.



If you can't comfortably ride the bike with the seatpost at the proper height, the bike is too small for you.



No, you "should...
08-13-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 246
Posted By Rolla

Isn't that cute? Look, we can offer numbers all...

Isn't that cute? Look, we can offer numbers all day long, but no one knows the gearing "sweet spot" for a random stranger riding in some unknown locale at an undetermined pace for an unstated...
08-13-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 246
Posted By Rolla

No such thing as typical. It varies by rider and...

No such thing as typical. It varies by rider and terrain.



Yes.



It all depends on your fitness, the terrain, and the size of the chainrings.
08-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By Rolla

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right...

Got a pair on my clincher-rim Monster Cross right now. Works fine.
08-13-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Little harm can come to a phone that's literally...

Little harm can come to a phone that's literally bolted to the wall.
08-12-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rolla

Yep, speed bumps and unseen potholes. In other...

Yep, speed bumps and unseen potholes. In other words, “ten-cent problems.”
08-12-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By Rolla

Yes. Not in my experience. ...

Yes.



Not in my experience.



Not in my experience.
08-12-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rolla

You probably live in one of these: ...

You probably live in one of these:

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08-12-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rolla

A hundred-dollar solution to a ten-cent problem.

A hundred-dollar solution to a ten-cent problem.
08-12-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rolla

You either have an exaggerated impression of what...

You either have an exaggerated impression of what a sprung saddle can do, an exaggerated intolerance for minor discomfort, or both. Regardless, you don’t have any idea how uncomfortable anyone else...
08-11-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Rolla

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in...

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in all of my shoes -- cycling included. I've not found a pair of sneakers (Vans, Chrome, Converse) that are adequately stiff enough for riding, even with...
08-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Rolla

Might it have been rubbing prior to the removal...

Might it have been rubbing prior to the removal and cleaning?
08-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

These are also marketed under Crust and Yokozuna...

These are also marketed under Crust and Yokozuna brands.
08-10-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rolla

Neither a 90s mountain bike nor a $129...

Neither a 90s mountain bike nor a $129 full-suspension bike would make my list of bikes I'd even consider for touring. Regardless of what success others claim to have had with their cheapo rigs, if...
08-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Rolla

Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast. ...

Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast.



Colin. An Irish actor

Ferrule: A metal ring or cap placed around a cable, pole, or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.
08-09-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Rolla

Yep -- pull the pads out and measure them with...

Yep -- pull the pads out and measure them with calipers. The Level manual says "When the thickness of the backing plate and pad material is 3 mm or less, they are worn and need to be replaced with...
08-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

Caveat emptor, bro. If people are the unwitting...

Caveat emptor, bro. If people are the unwitting victims of buying cheap gear, that's on them for not doing their due diligence. There's no conspiracy afoot.
...
08-08-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 268,943
Posted By Rolla

OG Fairdale Parser: ...

OG Fairdale Parser:

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08-08-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Rolla

:twitchy: Are any of them your size?

:twitchy: Are any of them your size?
08-08-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By Rolla

I suffer from this malady (TMI, I know), but it...

I suffer from this malady (TMI, I know), but it never interferes with my cycling -- ever.

Wearing cycling shorts or a liner with a chamois can help, as can products like Chamois Butt'r.
Super...
08-08-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rolla

The overwhelming majority of cable-activated disc...

The overwhelming majority of cable-activated disc brakes are single-piston designs, including the exorbitantly expensive Paul Klampers. On most of them, you have to manually adjust for pad wear; it's...
08-08-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Rolla

My disc brakes make a sound you could call a...

My disc brakes make a sound you could call a warble, mostly on the front, when applying the brake going downhill at speed; not so much during flat/moderate riding. I assumed it's caused by the...
08-07-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Rolla

Ignore frame material and focus on fit and...

Ignore frame material and focus on fit and componentry. Take a look at Marin bikes; they offer a good value in their gravel bike line-up.
08-07-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 768
Posted By Rolla

It’s harder to avoid squirrelly riders than...

It’s harder to avoid squirrelly riders than actual squirrels.
08-07-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Rolla

^ This. Make it a habit to shift into smallest...

^ This. Make it a habit to shift into smallest cog before removing the wheel, and the re-install is a snap. Do this for flat tires, too.
08-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Rolla

Forks with coil springs are cheap. A RS Silver 30...

Forks with coil springs are cheap. A RS Silver 30 is less than $200. You definitely don’t get what you don’t pay for, though.
08-05-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By Rolla

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-trad.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-trad.html
08-04-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Rolla

Coil spring/oil forks are a thing (like Rock Shox...

Coil spring/oil forks are a thing (like Rock Shox Silver 30), but they're heavy and they don’t offer much adjustment. You can’t increase the spring length, but you can buy springs of different...
08-04-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,067
Posted By Rolla

If you aren’t someone’s sock, you’re their...

If you aren’t someone’s sock, you’re their underwear. Either way, “empty shallow lives” pretty much sums you up. Oh, cruel irony.
08-03-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By Rolla

Other than yours, of course. :lol:

Other than yours, of course. :lol:
08-03-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 983
Posted By Rolla

If you want a “better ride” and can fit 28s I...

If you want a “better ride” and can fit 28s I wouldn’t run 25s. I’m kind of “meh” on Kendas; not terrible, but not in my top 5.
08-03-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

User name checks out.

User name checks out.
08-03-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

And there you are. You and Phil should start a...

And there you are. You and Phil should start a club.
08-03-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

Yes, and its noun form is pedant, hence my post. 💡

Yes, and its noun form is pedant, hence my post. 💡
08-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Rolla

Geometry affects handling more than speed.

Geometry affects handling more than speed.
08-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

What’s the singular noun form of “pedantic”?

What’s the singular noun form of “pedantic”?
08-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

The Octane Zircus 1 doesn’t have sliding...

The Octane Zircus 1 doesn’t have sliding dropouts. Or do you just mean horizontal?
08-02-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Ah. The forum is probably in on the Council of...

Ah. The forum is probably in on the Council of Bikes’ diabolical scheme. Thank goodness for tinfoil hats.
08-02-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Uh huh, and just who are “they” in this...

Uh huh, and just who are “they” in this conspiracy theory? The Council of Bikes? Big Gravel?
:lol:
08-01-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rolla

Mostly 29” now. Some 27.5”. They’ve also gotten...

Mostly 29” now. Some 27.5”. They’ve also gotten wider, with 2.4” - 2.6” being pretty standard, all the way up to 3”.
08-01-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Rolla

I’ve never seen a touch-up job that didn’t look...

I’ve never seen a touch-up job that didn’t look worse than the blemish it was trying to cover. I’d put a sticker over it.
08-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Rolla

I don’t see how the chamois slips forward unless...

I don’t see how the chamois slips forward unless the shorts themselves are sliding down in the back. If that’s the case then yes, bib shorts might stay in place better. But it sounds to me like you...
08-01-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Rolla

Not likely.

Not likely.
08-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Rolla

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:

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