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07-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By rosefarts

I have campy brakes on one of my bikes. I donít...

I have campy brakes on one of my bikes. I donít think that mechanical disc are much better if at all.

Hydraulics are an improvement, but I wouldnít go through the trouble for mechanical.

Clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,539
Posted By rosefarts

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07-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By rosefarts

I really liked my SKís, and Iíll probably get...

I really liked my SKís, and Iíll probably get another pair one of these days.

Isnít ďgravel kingĒ just about the most deceptive name for a wide variety of tires?

Of course Huffy or Murray had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,539
Posted By rosefarts

Dropper on a pure road bike

This isnít a gravel or CX post (pun sort of intended).

How about a dropper on a friggin road race machine? I think of the times Iíve been going 50+ and I could get more but Iím too chicken for the...
07-11-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By rosefarts

Iím also a roadie. Lately Iíve put a lot more...

Iím also a roadie. Lately Iíve put a lot more miles on my gravel and mountain bikes but that could change with my moods.

Your bike seems very capable off pavement. The big thing is adventure. Flat...
07-11-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 292,262
Posted By rosefarts

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07-11-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By rosefarts

Get a second wheelset. Road tires are not gravel...

Get a second wheelset. Road tires are not gravel tires.

Before I got a gravel bike, I rode an extremely traditional road bike on 28ís on some pretty interesting ďroadsĒ. Years before that, I rode...
07-11-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By rosefarts

Deep washboards are tough to keep any real speed...

Deep washboards are tough to keep any real speed through. I definitely have run into washboards that have forced me to reduce my speed more than rocks and ruts.

If feasible, loosen the heck out of...
07-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to...

This morning my wife and I were deciding where to go climb. I realized we were going to be near the upper trailhead of a ridiculous mess of singletrack.

So I threw my bike in and gave it a whirl....
07-08-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By rosefarts

Would a star nut for a 1Ē threadless fork fit in...

Would a star nut for a 1Ē threadless fork fit in there? That with a very long bolt (metric all thread?) would probably give you enough to kludge a slide hammer from.

Are you sure itís not a piece...
07-08-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By rosefarts

My bike feels too short. After some measurements,...

My bike feels too short. After some measurements, itís definitely a bit shorter than my dialed in road bike.

I swapped to a 110mm from 90mm. A couple immediate improvements happened.

- My seat...
07-07-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By rosefarts

My first bike was a 1991 Hardrock. I was 13....

My first bike was a 1991 Hardrock. I was 13. Yellow decals on a black frame. 200gs and Biopace.
07-05-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By rosefarts

Two of my bikes have Alligator iLink housing on...

Two of my bikes have Alligator iLink housing on them. If your bike has mechanical brakes, itíll be about $100 per bike for the setup. Itís basically aluminum beads with a liner inside. Absolutely no...
07-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By rosefarts

You didnít say whether this is on a mountain...

You didnít say whether this is on a mountain bike, road, or gravel. Each has different kinds of strategies to go fast.

You mentioned your career. Youíve likely seen some nasty stuff, probably had...
07-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By rosefarts

ďRash decisionsĒ ďknock on woodĒ Pun master....

ďRash decisionsĒ ďknock on woodĒ

Pun master.


My gravel bike has really been hurting me lately. My road bike I havenít changed anything about the fit in several years and itís comfy, so I took...
07-04-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

Always an easy thing to add later if I feel like...

Always an easy thing to add later if I feel like the old one isnít working so well.
07-04-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rosefarts

Play within disc brakes?

Basic Shimano BR M446 brakes. Centerlock rotor.

If I grab the brake while not moving, I can rock forward and back a bit.

Everything seems tight. I double checked. The frame isnít cracked. The...
07-04-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By rosefarts

I run 1x11 with a thumbie on my MTB just because...

I run 1x11 with a thumbie on my MTB just because I can. Itís actually a few bucks more than an SLX 11 speed shifter.

I never measured anything. I just put it on and it fits. What diameter are the...
07-04-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

So thatís not the case here. I actually try to...

So thatís not the case here. I actually try to avoid riding my mountain bike until Iíve found trails I donít think my gravel bike should be on.

Anyway, this discussion has led me down a rabbit...
07-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By rosefarts

For what itís worth, I heard rumors in the 90ís...

For what itís worth, I heard rumors in the 90ís that public athletes weíre doing this on their ProFlex.

In that case, the yellow hunks of wood satisfied the sponsors without the creaking and...
06-27-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By rosefarts

Third post to your thread, then Iíll stop,...

Third post to your thread, then Iíll stop, probably.

The aesthetics on a steel frame favor older shiny Campagnolo. The thinner the frame tubes, the better. This is not a performance issue. Shimano...
06-27-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By rosefarts

itís a bare frame, not a conversion but a grouppo...

itís a bare frame, not a conversion but a grouppo choice. Steel so 126 dropouts are an easy fix. Parts availability and cassette choices are really the biggest concern.
06-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By rosefarts

I use 10 speed ergoís. I like the feel and hand...

I use 10 speed ergoís. I like the feel and hand positions better than shimano or sram. I had it rebuilt recently and works like new.

I like them so much than the other big two, too bad Campy Ekar...
06-27-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By rosefarts

I ran a 44x11-46 setup on SRAM before I switched...

I ran a 44x11-46 setup on SRAM before I switched everything out for 10 tooth dreams.

It worked fine once I got chain long enough.

Why wouldnít it also work with shimano? Especially considering...
06-27-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,550
Posted By rosefarts

Even if it doesnít, no worries, youíre still...

Even if it doesnít, no worries, youíre still throwing kittens.
06-24-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By rosefarts

Think of the commitment it took to get those in.

Think of the commitment it took to get those in.
06-24-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,463
Posted By rosefarts

On my classic one, I have a Silca frame pump...

On my classic one, I have a Silca frame pump custom painted to match the bike. Itíll pump a tire but mostly itís just cool.

Otherwise, a regular CO2 can handle one road tire. I carry it for just...
06-24-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,749
Posted By rosefarts

Tires are probably the difference. Does one...

Tires are probably the difference.

Does one bike have a higher or lower spoke count than the other? Deeper profile rims? Bladed spokes? All of those can make up a tiny difference.

In the yo-yo...
06-23-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

You and I are on the same page. I started in...

You and I are on the same page. I started in maybe 1992.

I quit for a while to race road and a while longer to climb rocks but when I came back the whole game had changed.

My next bike wonít be...
06-21-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By rosefarts

Well, thatís my 2 cents worth. Fwiw, I never...

Well, thatís my 2 cents worth.

Fwiw, I never did this because I had the tool. I heard about it from someone along the way.
06-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,486
Posted By rosefarts

I had 40t and 11-42 on a bike and liked it a lot....

I had 40t and 11-42 on a bike and liked it a lot. Every once in a while I wanted to get a little lower and a little higher.

When I got my new frame, the used group I bought had both 38t and 44t I...
06-21-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By rosefarts

So the special tool for those was exactly like...

So the special tool for those was exactly like the regular tool with a little disc threaded onto the end to make it work.

I still have the tool but lost the disc. Still works on square cranks.
...
06-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

Iíll keep at it. Iím certainly not planning to...

Iíll keep at it. Iím certainly not planning to ditch it, though I probably would take my time replacing it if I damaged it.

Ill try riding on the seat with it dropped. Iíve never tried that. Iíve...
06-21-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By rosefarts

Of course not. I see two issues though....

Of course not.

I see two issues though. First is that if there is some unseen stress on the bar, that failure would end up in major injuries. I really hammer the thing.

The other is that I try...
06-21-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve been looking at every angle I can think of....

Iíve been looking at every angle I can think of. Iím pretty sure the stem is off at the handlebar clamp. Not by much, enough that in a year I never noticed, but now that I know, I canít unsee it.
06-21-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By rosefarts

Determine if riser bar is bent?

I had a silly wreck a bit ago, ended up with baggy shorts stuck to my seat while gravity decided my momentum and angle of ascent wasnít going to work.

Two days ago I had to do 10 miles of road...
06-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By rosefarts

I never use my dropper. What gives?

Letís start with a pic of my bike so weíre all on the same page.

...
06-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,485
Posted By rosefarts

In 1996, my junior year in high school, I...

In 1996, my junior year in high school, I financed my ProFlex 855. Had it paid off within the first three months as it was a 90 days no interest type of thing.

Just mentioning this as an example...
06-18-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By rosefarts

I have several 1x bikes. Theyíre quiet. Are...

I have several 1x bikes. Theyíre quiet.

Are they as quiet as my Campy Chorus and Dura Ace road bikes? No but those are road bikes and a few notches up the component totem pole from my gravel and...
06-17-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By rosefarts

I have been upset for years that American Classic...

I have been upset for years that American Classic shut down before I got their magnesium rims.
06-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,577
Posted By rosefarts

When I did the White Rim I took one. Just seemed...

When I did the White Rim I took one. Just seemed like a long way from help. Iíll have one this weekend on a wilderness ride for the same reason.

I have one made by Specialized that goes into my...
06-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,087
Posted By rosefarts

25 years of rock climbing and Iíd definitely say...

25 years of rock climbing and Iíd definitely say socks are optional.

Climbing, never unless itís ice.

Running, Iíve tried many times but always get blisters.

Cycling, it doesnít seem to...
06-16-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,216
Posted By rosefarts

In my hometown, the LBS had a revolving door of...

In my hometown, the LBS had a revolving door of high school kids who loved bikes. I was one of them and I loved it. I spent the night in the summer assembling bikes all night because I wanted to.
...
06-16-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,157
Posted By rosefarts

25 years of being a roadie. Currently have...

25 years of being a roadie.

Currently have 2 road bikes, both double. A gravel bike built frame up as a 1x. And a MTB that started with a triple thatís been changed to 1x.

1x seems to fit best...
06-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,342
Posted By rosefarts

A few years ago I bought a Nashbar 29er SS for...

A few years ago I bought a Nashbar 29er SS for like $200 shipped. It was honestly pretty good.

I got rid of it because i wanted some gears but it was remarkably capable for what it was.
06-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,342
Posted By rosefarts

ive got an Xcaliber 9 thatís still going strong....

ive got an Xcaliber 9 thatís still going strong. Ive always said that if the fork ever dies on me, a rigid is going on. Iíll keep the derailleur though.
06-11-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,918
Posted By rosefarts

Me too. The group was trying to wait for me and...

Me too. The group was trying to wait for me and it didnít matter, I couldnít keep up. Generally riding with the same group is pretty slow. I asked them to ride away so I could limp home. I barely...
06-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By rosefarts

How about laterally out of true. Unless they pull...

How about laterally out of true. Unless they pull the tire itís easy to miss. Not talking about a bike ol oval.

A few mm hop is usually not detectable until youíre on a really smooth road and...
06-10-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By rosefarts

Sounds like you have a slightly oval wheel.

Sounds like you have a slightly oval wheel.
06-10-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,739
Posted By rosefarts

Just to be sure Iím feeling what youíre putting...

Just to be sure Iím feeling what youíre putting down.

-Problems from poor maintenance arenít my fault.

-Press fit is better, especially if you donít maintain your bike.

-I need carbon fiber...
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