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09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,054
Posted By Rolla

Calling out virtue signaling is virtue signaling.

Calling out virtue signaling is virtue signaling.
09-16-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Rolla

NBD - All City Super Pro!

All City Super Professional SS. Fairly stock build, but with WTB Byways, 42T chainring, VO seatpost, Brooks C17, One Up pedals, and ESI grips.

Awesome bike -- lightweight and fun! Photos don't...
09-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Rolla

When Velo Orange's new version of their Crazy Bar...

When Velo Orange's new version of their Crazy Bar becomes available, they look pretty nice, too:
...
09-16-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rolla

Today I removed the Paul's Neo Retro cantilever...

Today I removed the Paul's Neo Retro cantilever that snapped in half in a minor wreck last night.
...
09-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Rolla

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought...

I've never tried the riser version, but I bought a Jones Loop, sold it, and bought a Jones Bend. The "loop" bugged me visually and I never got comfortable using it as a hand position -- it felt too...
09-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 744
Posted By Rolla

Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness...

Turgid, with a supple mouthfeel and a firmness that gently yields to the teeth and tongue, with a tartness that lingers on the breath like a lover's whispering kiss.
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Rolla

Pump tracks are usually closed loops. Race tracks...

Pump tracks are usually closed loops. Race tracks have a starting gate & ramp, and a finish point.

River Bend has four pump tracks, five jump lines, a perimeter flat trail, a mountain bike...
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Rolla

40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go...

40 - 42 on the front, usually 17 on the back. Go to the track and see what others are running, or better yet go take a lap and adjust from there.
09-16-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,054
Posted By Rolla

Oh, no. Whatever shall I do?

Oh, no. Whatever shall I do?
09-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,054
Posted By Rolla

To answer the question posed in the title. Piss...

To answer the question posed in the title. Piss off.
09-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 744
Posted By Rolla

I don't care what's perfect for others.

I don't care what's perfect for others.
09-15-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 744
Posted By Rolla

Only when perfectly ripe. Otherwise, hard pass.

Only when perfectly ripe. Otherwise, hard pass.
09-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Rolla

I'd remove the fenders and replace the fork, stem...

I'd remove the fenders and replace the fork, stem and bars with something BMX, and klunk the hell out of that thing.
09-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,054
Posted By Rolla

Whenever a conversation turns to Strava stats, I...

Whenever a conversation turns to Strava stats, I go into a coma. For me, nothing sucks the fun out of an activity faster than quantifying it.
09-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Rolla

Since most front wheels share a common fork...

Since most front wheels share a common fork spacing, the first thing I'd do is swap the wheel out with another one to verify the source of the noise. Also, make sure the front brake pads aren't...
09-14-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Rolla

BMX bars! ...

BMX bars!


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09-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,584
Posted By Rolla

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such...

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such a drag when you're living in the past."

At 61, I've listened to all the "classic rock" I can stand. Give me the new stuff, whether it's hip-hop,...
09-14-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rolla

If everyone carried the tubes, tools, and...

If everyone carried the tubes, tools, and knowledge to fix a flat, my LBS would probably go out of business. It’s eight bucks for the tube plus eight bucks labor all day long down there. Keep up the...
09-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rolla

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Apparently, they deal with it.
09-14-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Rolla

"Serious cyclist" is an oxymoron. And I hate...

"Serious cyclist" is an oxymoron. And I hate socks.
09-13-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Rolla

We can't know exactly what surface you're riding...

We can't know exactly what surface you're riding on, so it's hard to evaluate your tires from here. Just know that every tire has a limit to how hard it can be leaned, especially on a loose surface....
09-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By Rolla

Dunno if it's a "crazy" color, but I'd love to...

Dunno if it's a "crazy" color, but I'd love to have a pink Monster Cross.


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09-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By Rolla

A used $100 GT is not an expensive bike. Don't...

A used $100 GT is not an expensive bike. Don't upgrade until you find a bike that's actually an upgrade.
09-12-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 652
Posted By Rolla

OP here -- thanks for the tip. Just ordered one,...

OP here -- thanks for the tip. Just ordered one, even though my racing days are behind me.
09-11-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Rolla

I tried the two tires/one wheelset thing once,...

I tried the two tires/one wheelset thing once, and it lasted for about two months before I just found a set of tires that could do both jobs reasonably well. The tire changing process itself wasn't...
09-11-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,499
Posted By Rolla

I use clipless on my drop bar bikes, platforms on...

I use clipless on my drop bar bikes, platforms on everything else.

IMO, Shimano mountain bike clipless pedals are great -- I like the 2-sided entry, and the tightness is easy and intuitive to...
09-10-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 652
Posted By Rolla

OP here. For the record, in addition to the tube,...

OP here. For the record, in addition to the tube, I also carry a boot, a plug kit, extra Stans, a spare valve, a spare core, and a core remover. I should get a merit badge.
09-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 652
Posted By Rolla

Tubeless: Do You Carry a Tube?

This has probably been discussed before -- so sue me -- but I always pack a spare tube with me even though my mountain bike is tubeless, and not only have I never used it, but it's been several years...
09-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, my frustration with the CC was made worse...

Yeah, my frustration with the CC was made worse by my aging neck and shoulders. My drop bar excursions are now reserved for my Black Mountain Monster Cross, which has a taller stack than the Surly....
09-10-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 517
Posted By Rolla

BTW, there's a sub-forum here that's dedicated to...

BTW, there's a sub-forum here that's dedicated to bike fit: https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/
09-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Rolla

On my Cross-Check, I tried a Ritchey Kyote bar, a...

On my Cross-Check, I tried a Ritchey Kyote bar, a Jones bar, a 60mm stem, a high-rise stem, and an obscene number of spacers before I gave up and bought a different frame. The combination of a long...
09-09-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Rolla

Ah. If a bike comes stock with 28s, I'd wager...

Ah. If a bike comes stock with 28s, I'd wager that 42s are going to be really pushing it. Even after you get the rear wheel to sit straight in the frame, you're still only going to have 1.5mm...
09-09-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Rolla

If there's a correlation between visibility and...

If there's a correlation between visibility and safety, then presumably yes. But "safer" is a pretty vague term.



Maybe, but until you amass a large sample size of users and collect lots of...
09-09-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rolla

Cleaned the bike from last night's dirt ride, and...

Cleaned the bike from last night's dirt ride, and tapped a crank arm on another bike so the NDS pedal would thread in smoothly.
09-09-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 925
Posted By Rolla

Maybe, if a cop actually saw it and wanted to...

Maybe, if a cop actually saw it and wanted to pursue it. Consult your local code of traffic ordinances.
09-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Rolla

Is the wheel properly dished now? The Norco site...

Is the wheel properly dished now? The Norco site says that the Search S1 comes stock with WTB Resolute 42s, so they should fit.
09-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Rolla

Jamis is a fine brand -- not as well known as...

Jamis is a fine brand -- not as well known as others, but they make good products at good price points. Years ago I bought my son a Jamis Beatnik that has been utterly problem-free for far longer...
09-09-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Rolla

If these shops say they can and have done it,...

If these shops say they can and have done it, then let them do it on yours. If it fails, you can hold them accountable.
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Rolla

High quality disc brake pads.

High quality disc brake pads.
09-08-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,481
Posted By Rolla

Sure, but to be fair, any tire cornering at speed...

Sure, but to be fair, any tire cornering at speed on wet asphalt can get you wiped out.
09-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,922
Posted By Rolla

I've never ridden a carbon frame that felt...

I've never ridden a carbon frame that felt anything like steel. Which is why I've never bought one.
09-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Rolla

I've got Velo Orange Grand Gru seatposts on five...

I've got Velo Orange Grand Gru seatposts on five of my six bikes. I prefer the long setback version, but they make a no-setback one as well. All have subtle branding.
...
09-05-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Rolla

Back in my mountain bike racing days (rim brake...

Back in my mountain bike racing days (rim brake era), I don’t know if I had a single wheel that didn’t have some kind of dent in it. If the thump bugs you, replace it. But I’d wait until you get at...
09-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,680
Posted By Rolla

For me, the only important aspects are the...

For me, the only important aspects are the contact points: feet, hands, and butt. I wear clothing that keeps those parts comfortable, functional, and protected. I rarely concern myself with the rest...
08-30-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Rolla

One link either way usually isn’t a problem...

One link either way usually isn’t a problem unless it is. In your case, I doubt it’s the culprit. Rule of thumb: when something goes wrong, look at the last thing you did to the bike. Me, I’d check...
08-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,886
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for...

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for me).
08-27-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Rolla

Most conversions are pretty simple, but achieving...

Most conversions are pretty simple, but achieving proper chainline is where problems often present themselves. Itís partly about mechanical skill, but also a matter of your measurement and...
08-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Rolla

I couldnít imagine living someplace where I...

I couldnít imagine living someplace where I couldnít use my bike for everyday errands and just kicking around. You have my sympathies!
08-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,409
Posted By Rolla

Speed isn’t even a factor when I’m choosing which...

Speed isn’t even a factor when I’m choosing which bike to ride. It’s entirely about the terrain. I only choose a road bike if I’m going to be 100% on pavement. So I never choose a road bike.
08-26-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,659
Posted By Rolla

Four or five rides a week, two or three hours...

Four or five rides a week, two or three hours each, usually on a singlespeed. Mix of pavement/gravel/trail.
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