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10-05-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Rolla

The hub width should match the dropout spacing as...

The hub width should match the dropout spacing as closely as possible.
10-05-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By Rolla

I go to great lengths to make sure all of my...

I go to great lengths to make sure all of my bikes are dead quiet: no clicks, no creaks, no chain noise -- every thread is lubed, every bolt is tight. To me, there's no bliss quite like riding a...
10-05-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 908
Posted By Rolla

Sounds a lot like some people here on Bike...

Sounds a lot like some people here on Bike Forums: "Do it like I do, or you're doing it wrong." Just flip 'em off and keep riding.
10-03-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Rolla

Dude! Reach out to the guy at SD-MTB:...

Dude! Reach out to the guy at SD-MTB: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/sd-mtb/

He's in San Diego, and he very recently built me an awesome wheelset at a very fair price. I can't for the life of me...
10-03-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Rolla

That's not a bike I'd choose to convert, but good...

That's not a bike I'd choose to convert, but good luck to you. If it's the same frame as the photo, be prepared to experiment with gear ratios, as the dropouts give you very little room to tension...
10-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 684
Posted By Rolla

I do at least two nighttime rides a week,...

I do at least two nighttime rides a week, year-round. Empty roads, empty trails.
10-02-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Rolla

Even though it was shifting fine before, it...

Even though it was shifting fine before, it couldn't hurt to check the derailleur hanger alignment. Might save you some fiddling...
10-01-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Rolla

Is the brake cable too short, and engaging the...

Is the brake cable too short, and engaging the brake when you turn the bars?
10-01-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Rolla

You might only need to adjust the limit screws.

You might only need to adjust the limit screws.
10-01-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Rolla

No, not normal. Address the cassette,...

No, not normal.



Address the cassette, not the derailleur.




Those may have been freewheels, but cassette cogs shouldn't move either.
10-01-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Rolla

I'd try to verify or eliminate brake rub as the...

I'd try to verify or eliminate brake rub as the noise source. Your weight on the bike shouldn't be a factor if the wheel is installed correctly.
09-29-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Rolla

I've got all manner of bars on my different...

I've got all manner of bars on my different bikes, but for the kind of riding you're describing, I'd choose flats. The best part is how vast and varied the options are -- "flat" bars now come in all...
09-28-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Rolla

https://www.modernbike.com/sram-x-sync-chainring-4...

https://www.modernbike.com/sram-x-sync-chainring-44t-110mm-sram-asymmetric-bcd-black
09-28-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,127
Posted By Rolla

I have a gravel wheelset in that combination,...

I have a gravel wheelset in that combination, with straight-gauge DT spokes. It won't win any weight contests, but it's been problem-free for years.
09-26-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Rolla

When you use a presta/schraeder adapter, the...

When you use a presta/schraeder adapter, the knurled screw on the top of the presta valve acts as the nub on a schrader:

...
09-26-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,357
Posted By Rolla

Ben's, Competitive Cyclist, Universal, in that...

Ben's, Competitive Cyclist, Universal, in that order
09-24-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By Rolla

I think the color combo you have in mind would be...

I think the color combo you have in mind would be perfect -- really ties the room together.
09-23-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 9,655
Posted By Rolla

Sounds like a great place to ride an e-bike. The...

Sounds like a great place to ride an e-bike. The Chamber of Commerce should promote them; maybe build a rental/charging kiosk in each town.
08-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By Rolla

:crash:

:crash:
08-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

Attempting to build himself up by tearing others...

Attempting to build himself up by tearing others down is pretty much Ryda's stock in trade. I'd wager it's to compensate for suffering the indignity of riding a recumbent tricycle. Sadly, whenever I...
08-23-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Rolla

Lose (verb): To be unsuccessful in retaining...

Lose (verb): To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay.

Loose (adj): Not fastened, restrained, or contained.
...
08-23-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

Except the character in your story did have...

Except the character in your story did have supplies, remember?



One of the most important aspects of writing fiction is establishing consistency.
08-23-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By Rolla

This is a perfectly legitimate question, and one...

This is a perfectly legitimate question, and one I've wondered about myself. It seems that they both operate on the same basic principle, so why the procedural difference?



IOW you don't know,...
08-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,382
Posted By Rolla

Gatekeeping is a pervasive theme here on BF. Many...

Gatekeeping is a pervasive theme here on BF. Many members here have appointed themselves the arbiters of what a "real cyclist" must be; not surprisingly, it's always someone just like themselves. Of...
08-23-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

:foo: Your whole story is bull schidtt.

:foo:



Your whole story is bull schidtt.
08-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Rolla

As long as the topmost fixing bolt on the stem is...

As long as the topmost fixing bolt on the stem is not above the top of the steering tube, you should be okay. If it sits above the top of the steerer, you should definitely remove spacers, just for...
08-22-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,464
Posted By Rolla

I understand your remorse, but as I get older...

I understand your remorse, but as I get older (and older), I'm increasingly less inclined to step into situations that I might have when I was younger. Call it cowardice or call it experience, but...
08-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

“And a jacket! Do you have a warm jacket? Your...

“And a jacket! Do you have a warm jacket? Your father and I were worried sick!”
08-22-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,633
Posted By Rolla

The bike's geometry doesn't change; the rider's...

The bike's geometry doesn't change; the rider's position relative to the geometry changes. Moving your seatpost up or down or moving your saddle forward or back doesn't affect the bike's geometry at...
08-22-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rolla

Search "Vintage Cyling Computer" on eBay --...

Search "Vintage Cyling Computer" on eBay -- there's tons of this stuff. I'm guessing it was an old Avocet or Cateye unit -- something like these:
...
08-22-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Rolla

I have no idea if that Ritchey headset will work,...

I have no idea if that Ritchey headset will work, but I suspect it will. And that's the right tool for removing headset cups (although they do come in different sizes).

But what might be causing...
08-22-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

I saw the Proclaimers in Austin in the early 90s,...

I saw the Proclaimers in Austin in the early 90s, and it remains one of the finest live performances I've ever witnessed.
08-22-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

I'll bet you couldn't. Here's a "smooth and aero"...

I'll bet you couldn't. Here's a "smooth and aero" carbon frame. How much does it retail for? $1200? $4000? C'mon, hotshot -- you can just tell by looking at it, right?
...
08-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,382
Posted By Rolla

What a judgmental pile of dog excrement. Having a...

What a judgmental pile of dog excrement. Having a nicer bike than you and clothes you don't like means they're litterbugs? Grow up.
08-22-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Rolla

DynaPlugs, as you found out, are great. I'm sure...

DynaPlugs, as you found out, are great. I'm sure the Darts work just fine too, but there's always a bit of trial-and-error involved in plugging a hole, and the trailside isn't always the best place...
08-22-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,346
Posted By Rolla

A hundred bucks is going to get you a steel or...

A hundred bucks is going to get you a steel or aluminum frame, probably one that is not especially light. Many frames use butted tubes, but not all butts or tubes are equal. If you end up with steel,...
08-21-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

The irony is getting pretty thick up in here…

The irony is getting pretty thick up in here…
08-21-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,660
Posted By Rolla

Lol … you actually took the time to come here to...

Lol … you actually took the time to come here to flex and post your disapproval because someone was having a bad day? Hard to believe you guys are actually adults.
08-21-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Rolla

Owning the alignment tool seems unnecessary,...

Owning the alignment tool seems unnecessary, given how rarely it gets used, but my local shop is cool about letting me use theirs. I do, however, carry a replacement hanger for each bike. While they...
08-21-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rolla

Hot tip for those who patch: draw a directional...

Hot tip for those who patch: draw a directional arrow on your tube with a Sharpie. When you pull the tube out to patch it, you can more easily find the offending thorn or glass in the tire, because...
08-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Rolla

Options abound: Tire liners. New tires. ...

Options abound:
Tire liners.
New tires.
Tubeless tires.
Tubes filled with sealant.
08-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By Rolla

Maybe not, but with a modicum of effort, text can...

Maybe not, but with a modicum of effort, text can convey emotion exceedingly well. Whether spoken or written, that's one of the principal functions of language.
08-19-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By Rolla

First I would make extra sure that 12mm is the...

First I would make extra sure that 12mm is the right size. Then try securing the correct allen wrench in a bench vise and lowering the freehub onto it. Grab the wheel in both hands and "drive the...
08-19-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Rolla

Salsa is doing some stuff with aluminum that they...

Salsa is doing some stuff with aluminum that they call Class 5 Vibration Reduction System (VRS); it might just be a different way to configure the bends on the stays, but they claim there's a comfort...
08-19-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Rolla

What "cover" are you referring to?

What "cover" are you referring to?
08-18-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rolla

I use Chamois Butt'r. It comes in a large tube...

I use Chamois Butt'r. It comes in a large tube that lasts quite a while. You can apply it to your skin or to the chamois itself. I limit the distribution to the areas where chaffing might be an...
08-18-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rolla

I'm a BIG fan of 1X drivetrains, but if you're...

I'm a BIG fan of 1X drivetrains, but if you're going to do any loaded touring or backpacking, I think a double is the way to go. Might be true for distance riding as well, depending on the terrain...
08-17-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 491
Posted By Rolla

OK, Costanza. :lol:

OK, Costanza. :lol:
08-17-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 491
Posted By Rolla

Your reputation precedes you.

Your reputation precedes you.
08-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Rolla

Get better plugs! Dynaplug® Tubeless Tire...

Get better plugs! Dynaplug® Tubeless Tire Puncture Repair Tools and Accessories (http://www.dynaplug.com/)
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