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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 195
Posted By Russ Roth

Stem may have been changed, to me it looks like a...

Stem may have been changed, to me it looks like a 0 degree stem, I could be wrong here but stems are meant to be replaced to adjust fit. A 7 degree stem can change things a lot flipped one way or the...
04-21-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,523
Posted By Russ Roth

If the headset dies, not when. All my experiences...

If the headset dies, not when. All my experiences is that if the head tube is properly prepped, the headsets last forever.
04-16-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By Russ Roth

Your peeps have 12sp BSOs? 12sp chains only work...

Your peeps have 12sp BSOs? 12sp chains only work reliably on 12 or 11sp bikes and would work like crap on a 7sp bike where it might not even fit over some of the teeth of the FW or chainring....
04-14-24, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5,455
Views: 3,889,872
Posted By Russ Roth

Hoped to have the wheels done in March, ended up...

Hoped to have the wheels done in March, ended up being April. Matching King hubs, Light Bicycle AR465 rims, pillar wing 21 spokes and purple wheel fanatyk nipples. Running 25mm tires for the road...
Forum: Touring
04-12-24, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By Russ Roth

After trying to navigate cobblestone streets in a...

After trying to navigate cobblestone streets in a new city at slow speeds while clipped in on a loaded bike I switched to MTB platforms and haven't felt the need to go back. The pins keep you locked...
04-11-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By Russ Roth

Not in my neighborhood, and what you get might...

Not in my neighborhood, and what you get might not be any better. Putting 250 into a whole new drivetrain gets him the simple, straightforward gearing he's looking for. Selling the bike for 300 and...
04-11-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Russ Roth

https://www.bike24.com/search-result?searchTerm=BL...

https://www.bike24.com/search-result?searchTerm=BL-M8000, starbike might have them as well.

I also like to set my MTB levers just the tiniest bit loose, so they don't freely move but if you give...
04-08-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Russ Roth

I just make sure to give the flat screw driver a...

I just make sure to give the flat screw driver a quick wipe off before wedging it in between the pads and giving a slow twist till the pads are fully seated and them remove them. These tools are just...
03-30-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By Russ Roth

In my experience its usually a standing sprint up...

In my experience its usually a standing sprint up a hill and that top tube hurts as does the pedal in the shin.

OP, sometimes these things happen, could have been a bad temper on the metal, a poor...
03-29-24, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By Russ Roth

No one had any recommendations in my thread on...

No one had any recommendations in my thread on finding a set of 650c track wheels other than build them, so here they are.

...
03-29-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,189
Posted By Russ Roth

With a lot of modern bikes some consideration...

With a lot of modern bikes some consideration might need to be taken for the wheels but I'll tolerate 30mph winds on the local path. The kid and I went out one time where we were doing ok with our...
03-24-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,633
Posted By Russ Roth

t really sucks, wife and I picked up a cold...

t really sucks, wife and I picked up a cold before getting covid and finishing it off with the flue over the course of 3 weeks in Dec. I had a lot of tiredness after but needing to lose weight and...
03-23-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Russ Roth

There is no set answer for this, every brand is...

There is no set answer for this, every brand is different and even the claimed sizes can vary heavily. Sport is usually looser than race or club fits in my experience but even terms can vary from...
03-22-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Russ Roth

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/hy...

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/hybrid-bikes/hybrid-bikes-cafe-disc-elite.htm
Probably the closest to what you're looking for, they claim its comparable to the trek fx3 but take that...
Forum: For Sale
03-21-24, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Russ Roth

This kid's coaches want her using a smart...

This kid's coaches want her using a smart computer so she can upload the results into her training peaks account.
...
03-21-24, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By Russ Roth

For more fun spokes I get them from bmxguru.com,...

For more fun spokes I get them from bmxguru.com, he stocks all the different soma spokes if you want color and will cut them to your specification. He also carries Phil Wood and DT for butted. Prices...
03-18-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,424
Posted By Russ Roth

Rei tends to price things a little high, finding...

Rei tends to price things a little high, finding these around 70.00 isn't too hard most of the time, but with a little time and patience they pop up as sale items on a regular basis for 50.00. Buying...
03-18-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,459
Posted By Russ Roth

That was my first job back in HS working for the...

That was my first job back in HS working for the family business, quit that for college after dangling off the edge of a building 3 stories up. There's a reason its one of the most dangerous...
03-13-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By Russ Roth

In answer to the question you posted after this...

In answer to the question you posted after this as well as this, yup, you can have a chain stretched to the point that it fits into the next space down. Only seen it a couple of times but it can...
03-10-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Russ Roth

Not sure which shop you're buying the bike and...

Not sure which shop you're buying the bike and crank from but I can't imagine any of the ones I know would charge you for installing and adjusting the front derailleur, unless you're buying the crank...
03-06-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,126
Posted By Russ Roth

I could use that handsaw sharpening jig to go...

I could use that handsaw sharpening jig to go with my 1940s handsaws. Bad example, any real woodworker knows you need a blend of old style and new to do things well.


Doesn't seem to be created...
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd also say late 90s frameset but maybe a few...

I'd also say late 90s frameset but maybe a few years later upgrade since the crankset at least isn't the first version of the Record carbon cranks and being compact might make it early 00s. I'd guess...
03-05-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,126
Posted By Russ Roth

I'll agree with you on internal routing, I really...

I'll agree with you on internal routing, I really dislike it in general and, in particular, not with hydraulic disc. I really dislike having to disconnect and reconnect hydraulic hoses to route them...
02-09-24, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Russ Roth

What'll kill AXS batteries the fastest is leaving...

What'll kill AXS batteries the fastest is leaving them in the der while driving somewhere, the movement of the car keeps the batteries in readiness mode. The ones I keep in the kid's seatbags don't...
02-08-24, 10:50 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I've learned to balance the whole...

Personally I've learned to balance the whole weight weenie tenancies but it does appropriately have its place especially if performance is a concern. Until lighter becomes too light to properly...
02-08-24, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Russ Roth

I specifically suggested the kind that zip tie on...

I specifically suggested the kind that zip tie on for just this reason. If you can get the small set that are just meant to keep the worst off you and the bottle clogged, then your tires are already...
02-07-24, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Russ Roth

I wouldn't run slicks if I knew there was wet...

I wouldn't run slicks if I knew there was wet clay under mud puddles, that stuff can take you down fast with how slippery it can be. If I knew it was going to be a lot of wet and mud I'd want a basic...
01-30-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,218
Posted By Russ Roth

The cross bike is used mostly in the fall, the...

The cross bike is used mostly in the fall, the road bike mostly in the nicer spring/summer days, the gravel bike sees more nasty weather and longer rides that aren't always meant for speed, just...
01-30-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,090
Posted By Russ Roth

You are correct, distracted typing. ...

You are correct, distracted typing.


Nothing there indicates it. From what I can read of it, and some of the terms required dictionary searching, it looks like a larger amount following a workout...
01-27-24, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By Russ Roth

Very tire dependent. Steel beads have no stretch,...

Very tire dependent. Steel beads have no stretch, kevlar in my experience can to some extent which is why they don't recommend using them on hookless rims without bead seats, because under pressure...
01-26-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Russ Roth

But that's just a sign of your serious intensity....

But that's just a sign of your serious intensity. "Loved" having to tell some of the tri folk their bike was sticky and smelled bad, please go wash it while I scrub my hands a half dozen times in the...
01-26-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Russ Roth

If you measured 24mm I wouldn't expect a 22.2...

If you measured 24mm I wouldn't expect a 22.2 with a random amount of sheet metal wrapped around it to be good enough. Posts exist every .2mm which is a seemingly pretty tiny amount but a I've seen...
01-26-24, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By Russ Roth

I ended up taking too many years off of basically...

I ended up taking too many years off of basically very little to no riding. Between a new kid every 2 years, switching between a couple jobs and associated moves, and having sold some of my favorite...
01-26-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By Russ Roth

This size was made for the triples that were...

This size was made for the triples that were available, it'll cause excessive cross chaining on the large ring. We always told people, just don't use that gear. I find newer, narrower chains are far...
01-25-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,269
Posted By Russ Roth

I suspect it's an old design so I'm not certain...

I suspect it's an old design so I'm not certain who originated it. Leaving it to whoever makes the subjectively best one. Most important is the one whose handles don't touch each other which is great...
01-24-24, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,269
Posted By Russ Roth

I bought the Hit Tools 22-WRC75, had the same...

I bought the Hit Tools 22-WRC75, had the same material handling capacity as the Knipex at half the price and made in Japan by a reputable company. I've cut a fair number of spokes with my and it...
01-23-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Russ Roth

If the play and noise hasn't been there long it...

If the play and noise hasn't been there long it may just need a full disassembly, clean and regrease reusing just what you have already. Usually if there's damage its the cones, a local shop with...
01-22-24, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Russ Roth

fitting a 32 tire won't be an issue. I've got the...

fitting a 32 tire won't be an issue. I've got the drop bar version, the bike has its issues but its also fun. Get new pedals, mine lasted less than 5 miles before the plastic split off the metal...
01-22-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By Russ Roth

I think that finding a sub-20lb bike with...

I think that finding a sub-20lb bike with bikesdirect is going to be a tough search, and their gravity line is of cheaper quality and heavier weight that the motobecane line from what I've...
01-21-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Russ Roth

I would get the wheels manufacturing version of...

I would get the wheels manufacturing version of the BB and just not worry about it. Personally have a poor view of anything FSA that involves bearings and understand being worried about replacement...
01-19-24, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Russ Roth

Typically a 10sp mtb front derailleur should work...

Typically a 10sp mtb front derailleur should work with the 11sp mtb shifters. It was the rear derailleurs where they messed with things.
01-19-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Russ Roth

They use different shift ratios so they won't be...

They use different shift ratios so they won't be compatible. You have to get the 105 flat bar shifters, more affordable is the Microshift centos road flat bar shifters for 2x11. Not certain what they...
01-19-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,455
Views: 3,889,872
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20240119_095302_10c5d6f95f84994e4384c022a69f1eedbf2c54b2.jpg
13yo's new cross bike, mix of D1 and D2 Force AXS. Took her to have a...
01-17-24, 09:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,380
Posted By Russ Roth

You're looking for outer diameter form joint...

You're looking for outer diameter form joint calipers. Just basic hinged calipers that are used to transfer a measurement to a tape measure. You'll still need to pull the wheel from the frame but...
01-12-24, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Russ Roth

Unless it has pinch bolts like a hollowtech it...

Unless it has pinch bolts like a hollowtech it just gets tightened down all the way, spacers are used to get the tolerances close enough that the wave washer which can deform towards flat can take up...
01-11-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By Russ Roth

if you haven't ordered that yet, one more option...

if you haven't ordered that yet, one more option that's easy to overlook and comes in 152mm.
https://www.srsuntour.us/collections/cranks/products/zeron-1-x
SR Suntour gets a bad rap because, let's...
01-09-24, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Russ Roth

Didn't see a single kid coming away from the race...

Didn't see a single kid coming away from the race looking like that who also didn't sport a smile. Mud is when the good times really start.
01-03-24, 10:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,506
Posted By Russ Roth

Just flat out like disc brakes the best,...

Just flat out like disc brakes the best, particularly hydraulic. Dual pivot rim brakes work great on road bikes and city bikes and I generally don't have an issue with them but like any rim brake...
01-02-24, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By Russ Roth

Top tube mounted baby seats are something I...

Top tube mounted baby seats are something I refused to install, thankfully I never worked in a shop that sold them, and the owners weren't ever resistant to my refusal to install them. I liked...
01-01-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Russ Roth

This is why you need eggbeaters for cross.

Since my first foray into clipless was well before the advent of crankbrothers I just lived with the occasional inconvenience of having slightly clogged spd pedals. As my kids needed clipless I...
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