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08-11-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
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: 12
Views: 242
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: 1,124
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: 27
Views: 554
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: 381
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: 169
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: 1,124
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: 268,835
Posted By Rolla

OG Fairdale Parser: ...

OG Fairdale Parser:

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08-08-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Rolla

:twitchy: Are any of them your size?

:twitchy: Are any of them your size?
08-08-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
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: 1,124
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: 14
Views: 470
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: 749
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: 389
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: 299
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: 234
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: 299
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: 42,848
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: 33
Views: 797
Posted By Rolla

Other than yours, of course. :lol:

Other than yours, of course. :lol:
08-03-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
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: 395
Posted By Rolla

User name checks out.

User name checks out.
08-03-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
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: 395
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: 669
Posted By Rolla

Geometry affects handling more than speed.

Geometry affects handling more than speed.
08-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
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: 395
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: 53
Views: 1,205
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: 53
Views: 1,205
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: 53
Views: 1,205
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: 324
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: 452
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: 146
Posted By Rolla

Not likely.

Not likely.
08-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Rolla

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:

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08-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Rolla

Help us help you. What bike? Which Shimano hub?...

Help us help you. What bike? Which Shimano hub? What year?
07-31-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rolla

When I recently had to replace a Novatec freehub,...

When I recently had to replace a Novatec freehub, they were extremely responsive. I emailed them a photograph of mine and they replaced it. Unfortunately, they sent out the wrong one, but when I...
07-29-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By Rolla

I seriously doubt it.

I seriously doubt it.
07-29-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,147
Posted By Rolla

So because you haven’t personally bought a...

So because you haven’t personally bought a counterfeit item (as far as you know), all products sold on eBay are on the up and up? Their history suggests otherwise. Google it.
07-28-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,835
Posted By Rolla

When did we ever have a good name?

When did we ever have a good name?
07-28-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rolla

Same here, but only standard 1” threaded ones.

Same here, but only standard 1” threaded ones.
07-28-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,861
Posted By Rolla

Do they? I always think it’s funny when people...

Do they? I always think it’s funny when people say, “You should buy a Chris King headset, because it’s the last headset you’ll ever buy.” Honestly, every headset can be the last one you’ll ever buy...
07-28-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Rolla

Braze-on mounts have no cons that I know of. Your...

Braze-on mounts have no cons that I know of. Your packs will be more secure and less prone to movement, rubbing, etc. If your weekend trips aren’t fully loaded, you might be fine with straps, but the...
07-27-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 871
Posted By Rolla

I would pay good money for a day that was only 90...

I would pay good money for a day that was only 90 degrees.
07-27-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 871
Posted By Rolla

This summer it’s all f&@%ing hot. I’m thinking of...

This summer it’s all f&@%ing hot. I’m thinking of adopting nudism.
07-26-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By Rolla

You will likely love it. When I built my Super...

You will likely love it. When I built my Super Professional with 650x47 it was a game changer. Now that I have four 650b bikes, I doubt I’ll ever build another with 700c.

That said, my two 700c...
07-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By Rolla

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in...

IMO, there is way too much focus in cycling in on what’s “in” or “out.” Some riders/rides are better suited for 650b, some for 700c, and some even for (gasp!) 26”. Every wheel size works; find what...
07-25-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Rolla

I used a 14mm allen wrench to remove a Novatech...

I used a 14mm allen wrench to remove a Novatech freehub body. Had to put the wrench in a vice, lower the wheel onto it and turn the wheel. Was very tight.
07-25-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 444
Posted By Rolla

You’re either doing it wrong or you have lousy...

You’re either doing it wrong or you have lousy brakes. I haven’t touched mine in months, and they’re silent, strong, and dialed.
07-24-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By Rolla

Wal-Mart is just another predatory retailer, but...

Wal-Mart is just another predatory retailer, but at least the Waltons build bike trails (in Arkansas).
07-24-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By Rolla

Buy from a shop, even if you buy online. Lick...

Buy from a shop, even if you buy online. Lick Bike and Ben’s Cycles are brick and mortar and will do you right on Brooks saddles. Jeff Bezos doesn’t need or deserve your business as much as either of...
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