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08-12-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Rdmonster69

Might be a few days before I can hit a trail but...

Might be a few days before I can hit a trail but believe me ..... its gonna get dirty !!!
08-12-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Rdmonster69

New Bike Day

Ordered mid February. Arrived Wednesday. Top Fuel 9.8 XT. The pics don't do it justice as the paint scheme really pops !!! Almost went with the carbon black but I'm glad I ordered this instead. Will...
08-11-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Rdmonster69

My old trek had an aluminum one that was only...

My old trek had an aluminum one that was only slightly larger than the largest rear cog. I didn't mind it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,110
Posted By Rdmonster69

I live in Indiana , Its like the deep south with...

I live in Indiana , Its like the deep south with a midwest flair that also gets cold in the winter.
08-11-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Rdmonster69

If it comes on the bike I leave em. If the bike...

If it comes on the bike I leave em. If the bike doesn't have one I wouldn't put one on !!!
08-09-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Rdmonster69

I listened to that interview on NPR ...good stuff.

I listened to that interview on NPR ...good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rdmonster69

Did somebody say Litespeed !!!

Did somebody say Litespeed !!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rdmonster69

Well ..... I mostly ride a dead flat rail to...

Well ..... I mostly ride a dead flat rail to trail path but there are a few bridges. There is also alot of slowing for road crossing but honestly I am not much faster on the open road.

Fun fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rdmonster69

Okay .... I'm with you on this. Just FYI My bike...

Okay .... I'm with you on this. Just FYI My bike is really cool !! Wann hear about it LOL !!! Actually my bikes are worth way more than my cars but my cars are pretty junky.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,811
Posted By Rdmonster69

Lol .... That's awesome. Compared to the OP...

Lol .... That's awesome.

Compared to the OP and his pals I'm as slow as a pre climate change glacier !! I rode for years on an old Trek 2.3 ....would average about 14MPH on a MUP over 20 - 30...
07-29-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks for that answer !! I need to change the...

Thanks for that answer !! I need to change the rear cassette on my Litespeed to match my Trek. I can spin the big ring and still be in the center of the cog.
07-29-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm 73 inches and change with close to a 36 inch...

I'm 73 inches and change with close to a 36 inch cycling inseam. I wear 34 inseam in pants. My legs are fairly long. I was made a touch shorter after my C-0 to c-3 fusion ... damn neurosurgeons.
07-29-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Rdmonster69

What does the size of the cogs that are used have...

What does the size of the cogs that are used have to do with chain wear. Legit curious. I have one bike that I never use the small ring and another bike where I can hardly ever use the big ring. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have the Dura Ace version which are very...

I have the Dura Ace version which are very similar. I don't think I would even notice the areas that you highlighted.
07-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rdmonster69

Given your screen name you would seem to be the...

Given your screen name you would seem to be the perfect person to comment.
07-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Rdmonster69

A decent mini pump makes a nice club. Also I...

A decent mini pump makes a nice club.

Also I second the ride right at them strategy mentioned above. Our MUP that goes through the city used to have several assaults per year before it got...
07-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm not sure which side I hike to when dropping...

I'm not sure which side I hike to when dropping ass on the bike. I do have large cut outs in my saddle so I may try the aero lean and see if I can drop one through the cut out.

Also you may want...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rdmonster69

Alright ....ya got me .... LOL. I work on...

Alright ....ya got me .... LOL.

I work on alot of stuff (bikes, cars, motorcycles) .... I doubt that cross-threading a BB is going to be an issue for me (fingers crossed). I have no real prejudice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rdmonster69

My old Litespeed was designed for a threaded BB...

My old Litespeed was designed for a threaded BB and I installed it with the anti-seize recommended by the manufacturer. Why do you hate other people so much that you laugh at their misfortune.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Chris King BB was just a bunch of parts....

My Chris King BB was just a bunch of parts. Nothing look pressed in anywhere. There were 2 separate shells that threaded into the BB.

The Origin 8 and Shimano's I put in a few recent rebuilds meet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rdmonster69

I would get the T47 and pay the loot. I looked at...

I would get the T47 and pay the loot. I looked at a Litespeed before I bought my Dpmane. I would have got the T47 in a heartbeat because how often are you getting a custom build like this. As it is...
07-19-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have an older Yakima that fits on a hitch and...

I have an older Yakima that fits on a hitch and tilts. The shell would open no problem but the tailgate will not open flat although you could put a rag down and gently let it rest on the button that...
07-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Rdmonster69

My Park I-Beam has a spoke wrench built into the...

My Park I-Beam has a spoke wrench built into the on board tire lever. Haven't had to use it but it looks legit.
07-11-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rdmonster69

I like the loud freehubs. My Dura Ace hub is...

I like the loud freehubs. My Dura Ace hub is noticeably quieter than my stock Bontrager Rapid Drive Hub.
07-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

This thread is causing mental fatigue ....that's...

This thread is causing mental fatigue ....that's for sure.
07-06-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thanks Big Gravel !! I'm going back to the...

Thanks Big Gravel !!

I'm going back to the dumpster Vodka thread for a while
07-06-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By Rdmonster69

I'm glad this thread is as awesome as I thought...

I'm glad this thread is as awesome as I thought it might be and has degenerated into a large group saying that drinking a half empty bottle of vodka is disgusting (it is) and a small but vocal...
07-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

I've been waiting for big gravel to chime in. My...

I've been waiting for big gravel to chime in. My wide tires have no knobbies and actually aren't even that wide. Who should I be mad at.
07-06-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

Actually comparing the type of equipment a 150...

Actually comparing the type of equipment a 150 pound professional cyclist uses and benefits from with what a 200+ pound weekend warrior who uses his bike to haul groceries will benefit from is kinda...
07-06-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

Srsly ? No spandex panties here ... I wear loose...

Srsly ? No spandex panties here ... I wear loose shorts as often as not...and as I stated ... I ran pressures like that for years and it was indicated on the sidewall....until it became...
07-06-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

Have you ever ridden a modern 32c road bike tire...

Have you ever ridden a modern 32c road bike tire at 60 or 70 psi ? I have ridden many thousands of miles on high pressure 23 on 25c tires. For me the 32s are worlds better. I would think that ride...
07-06-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

Comfort isn't an issue ....got it. I'm not racing...

Comfort isn't an issue ....got it. I'm not racing anyone or anything either. I just like better performance and more comfort. Wider tires and lower pressures work excellent in this regard.
07-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop...

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop bars and is strictly made for the road. Also has a pretty narrow saddle and isn't an "upright fuddy duddy" by a long shot..

Have fun on your 23s. I...
07-06-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,973
Posted By Rdmonster69

LOL ....ruining the sport ?? ..... and just the...

LOL ....ruining the sport ?? ..... and just the dozens of thread on tire pressure on BF shows that many people actually do care. There is some pretty good data out there that says that for your...
06-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Rdmonster69

No one has answered what the ribs are for. Its...

No one has answered what the ribs are for. Its ribbed for her pleasure !!
06-28-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By Rdmonster69

A good therapy for PF is to lay a dish towel or...

A good therapy for PF is to lay a dish towel or something similar on the floor and then use your toes to scrunch it up under your foot. This is a great exercise for the foot and is very low impact....
06-27-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rdmonster69

I ordered a Top Fuel at my LBS in February with...

I ordered a Top Fuel at my LBS in February with an advertised ship date of 7/11/22. I guess we will see. At the time the sales guy said they were doing pretty well on those ship dates and each time I...
06-27-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rdmonster69

It's painful being so awesome.

It's painful being so awesome.
06-21-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Rdmonster69

My 25's running clinchers I stop around 100...

My 25's running clinchers I stop around 100 because I haven't been flatting and its a tad more comfortable. I went out last week and did not have my floor pump. The thumb test showed they were pretty...
06-21-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Rdmonster69

Hey !! I resemble this remark ..... well like 185...

Hey !! I resemble this remark ..... well like 185 on a good day but carbol-oading beer at the rest stop keeps me closer to 190 LOL !!!!
06-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,969
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thread winner LOL

Thread winner LOL
06-21-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Rdmonster69

It's not my opinion but fact that the OP was...

It's not my opinion but fact that the OP was soliciting comments and advice on how to achieve these super high pressures. If the gist of the thread was "what do you think of the pressures I am...
06-20-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,129
Posted By Rdmonster69

I legit LOL'd on this comment. My thoughts on PSI...

I legit LOL'd on this comment. My thoughts on PSI ? Meh ....run what ya want if it suits you. The OP was asking about pumps that would get his tires pumped up to high pressure easily...not if people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,460
Posted By Rdmonster69

Thank god the Bonnie Aeolus 3V Pro whatever else...

Thank god the Bonnie Aeolus 3V Pro whatever else they are called are hooked. I can rest easy knowing I won't die because of my wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,683
Posted By Rdmonster69

I love the GP5Ks I put on my Domane. Great ride...

I love the GP5Ks I put on my Domane. Great ride and seem pretty fast. Now that I know the technique I can get them mounted with very little fuss. The front I put on recently required no tools and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Rdmonster69

Pretty much guaranteed they will make tubed...

Pretty much guaranteed they will make tubed versions. They make tubed versions of the GP5K IIRC.
06-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,996
Posted By Rdmonster69

Wise thinking. I can def understand the want and...

Wise thinking. I can def understand the want and desire for upgrades as I have spent large amounts of coin on not smart upgrades. Lately I have bought bikes that don't really need much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Rdmonster69

I ordered a Trek Top Fuel which will have the...

I ordered a Trek Top Fuel which will have the same hard plastic internal liner as my Domane has. They are a bit of a pain to mess around with but they came pre installed and work just fine. They seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By Rdmonster69

My tubeless tires have all seated fine with just...

My tubeless tires have all seated fine with just a floor pump. Soon(ish I hope !!) I will have a new MTB. I will be curious to see how those set up .... I have a compressor if I need one but...
05-31-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rdmonster69

You have certainly not expanded my imagination or...

You have certainly not expanded my imagination or anything close to it. You seem to be utterly unable to understand the concept of people buying things because they like it. Did I buy a 21 year old...
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