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09-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 239
Posted By FBinNY

The key to using multiple wheels on the same bike...

The key to using multiple wheels on the same bike is matching the "freewheel position offeset" on all the wheels. That's the distance from the inside dropout face to the high gear sprocket. These...
09-21-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By oldbobcat

Just a tube. If it's a nice tire, a latex tube,...

Just a tube. If it's a nice tire, a latex tube, and a chafing strip of thin cloth to protect the tube from the stitching and seam.

And the tread is just a strip of rubber compound either cemented...
09-20-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ It's just a ridiculous thing to worry...

^This^ It's just a ridiculous thing to worry about. We hang electric assist mtbs by the saddle all day every day at the shop. Some with carbon rail saddles. Not one problem...ever.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By BobbyG

Here's what I do. ...

Here's what I do.

https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA

Here's an earlier version. It didn't have the D-Clips, but due to the bag's pear-shape, it stayed in place.

https://youtu.be/gDJycK4tykA

If...
09-19-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Polaris OBark

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. ...

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. It is a form of torture, or BD/SM. Also, don't crowd them by putting your car in the garage. Ideally, the bikes should be inside, in a...
09-19-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By base2

I have an AX-Lightness saddle that specifically...

I have an AX-Lightness saddle that specifically says in the manual to not hang the bike by the saddle.

That saddle is mounted to a Darimo seatpost with very specific saddle clamping instructions....
09-19-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd be concerned with scratches on the undersides...

I'd be concerned with scratches on the undersides of the rails. Easy fix - I'd tear a narrow strips of duct tape, apply it along the under sides of each rail where the contact will be, then wrap...
09-19-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this. If those rails can...

You're overthinking this. If those rails can handle a 200lb rider on a not-perfectly-smooth road and survive a clamping force of 12-16nm you can surely hang a 20lb bike by them.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,329
Posted By Gear_Admiral

And that is a problem almost everywhere in North...

And that is a problem almost everywhere in North America. The planning and layout are so different from how they are in much of Europe or Asia or even in the USA before 1950. That travel is a big...
09-19-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Koyote

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some...

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some different ones) and simply hang the bikes by their wheels? That is definitely safe.
09-18-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By FBinNY

Reach under the nose and lift the bike, feeling...

Reach under the nose and lift the bike, feeling for any movement. Odds are that it would still be solid if you pushed the frame down with your other hand.

The only point of concern might be how...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By RChung

How fast was your driveway spin? You can...

How fast was your driveway spin?

You can check this by holding your front wheel in the air and turning the bars left and right, then spinning it as fast as you can and turning the bars left and...
07-16-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By genejockey

Generally, when I buy/build up a bike, it gets...

Generally, when I buy/build up a bike, it gets the lion's share of attention for a while, but then I find myself itching to ride one of the other ones and I go back to rotating through them. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've never tried a deep rim, but yes, your...

I've never tried a deep rim, but yes, your physics checks out. If you want to further test your hypothesis, fill your tube (or tire) with water. The result should be dramatic.
07-03-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,678
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I think the direction you went is the...

Personally I think the direction you went is the worst when it comes to the edges rolling which will result in it looking worn faster. Since I'm cheap, I'd leave it and use it as an experiment to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By Litespud

There was a recent GCN video where the guy...

There was a recent GCN video where the guy compared rolling resistance of butyl, latex and TPU tubes in a super-cheap tire vs a premium (GP5k, IIRC) tire. The experiment comprised riding on a "smart...
04-19-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By kida5887

The FD is made for a triple. The original...

The FD is made for a triple. The original crankset is a triple Shimano M590 hollowtech.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,474
Posted By ls01

Reynolds Blue pads have always served me well.

Reynolds Blue pads have always served me well.
03-24-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By SoSmellyAir

After my experience converting my Trek FX 2 from...

After my experience converting my Trek FX 2 from 3X to 1X, if I had to do it all over again, I would also bias my chain line slightly inboard instead of the center of the cassette, e.g., in line with...
03-24-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By SoSmellyAir

It is hard to even define equal usage. Is one...

It is hard to even define equal usage. Is one revolution of the rear wheel while on the 32T cog "equal" to one revolution of the rear wheel while on the 11T cog? Or should "equal" be determined by...
03-23-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I've been doing this all winter with no problems....

I've been doing this all winter with no problems. It reminds me of a story someone posted back in the days of Usenet glory, about a friend of his. The friend saw no need for a front derailleur. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By yaw

You may be right with that ceiling, but I think...

You may be right with that ceiling, but I think the best comparison for most people considering these is precisely between higher end butyl and latex (say 80-90g) and TPU (say 35g). Super light...
03-22-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

Isn't it a thumb trigger that you push with your...

Isn't it a thumb trigger that you push with your thumb? Not pull.

And from your pic, is that the brake lever you are going to use with it? The shifter and brake lever should fit close together...
03-19-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By panuelos

Its ultegra 8000. I also started to look at rival...

Its ultegra 8000. I also started to look at rival etap to maybe change to wireless shifting actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,032
Posted By surak

Don't click if you don't want to know the results...

Don't click if you don't want to know the results from today's Milan-San Remo (first major road race win with a dropper post?):
Milan-San Remo: Dropper post was Matej Mohoric’s secret weapon on...
03-15-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,840
Posted By soyabean

When someone is trying to pass off a broken bike...

When someone is trying to pass off a broken bike to me, the only way I'll leave with it is on my lowball offer, or I don't and walk away with a smile.

My spidey senses also pop up red flags at...
03-06-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By dedhed

https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2017/09/canti-pos...

https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2017/09/canti-post-sizing-psa.html#:~:text=The%20current%20standard%20for%20the,55%20to%2065%20mm%20wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Koyote

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front...

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front of me, and keeping my peripheral vision further forward so that I won't be caught unawares when the pack (or paceline) slows, rounds a corner, dodges...
03-04-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 44,078
Posted By cyccommute

Definitive answer is “no”. N2O cartridges have...

Definitive answer is “no”. N2O cartridges have too little pressure. They have about 30 psi of pressure in them. CO2 cartridges have 850 psi.
03-04-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By CrowSeph

Update: i adjusted the B-screw and removed 3...

Update: i adjusted the B-screw and removed 3 links from the chain (based on the parktool explaination video) now seems pretty good.
...
03-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Kapusta

Regarding brakes: like others have said, you...

Regarding brakes: like others have said, you calipers need short pull levers, AKA canti levers. Don’t use v-brake levers, as those are long pull. I am highly dubious of any lever that claims it does...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By bruce19

Thank you to everyone for your info. I bought it....

Thank you to everyone for your info. I bought it. A 2016 with all Dura Ace and 1450 g Mavic clinchers. It weighs in at 14 1/2 lbs. I may put some Mavic USTs, that I have, on it. From The Pro's Closet...
03-02-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By pdlamb

If you're going to mount both a rack and a...

If you're going to mount both a rack and a fender, try both ways and see which is easiest and has less overlap between stays. If you need spacers to get them both on, put the spacers on the fender...
03-01-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,227
Posted By showmepictures

You'll never guess what idea brought me here....

You'll never guess what idea brought me here. Thanks for all the info and pics.
03-01-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By squirtdad

if you do go 10 speed, a 10 speed chains should...

if you do go 10 speed, a 10 speed chains should also be on the parts list
02-02-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By squirtdad

that what it looks like to me upside down crown...

that what it looks like to me upside down crown race
01-25-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Supposedly, you'll only require 1" more chain. ...

Supposedly, you'll only require 1" more chain.
You "might" have it.
Check the current cassette in situ and see how much slack you have on the BIG:BIG.
...
01-25-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By oldschoolbike

I would not trust myself to never shift into...

I would not trust myself to never shift into big-big if physically possible, ie not blocked out mechanically. It would be interesting to see if anybody knows a way to do that without taking out your...
01-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By SquishyBiker

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining...

You can rejoin a chain using the Shimano joining pins, but there is a catch - only break the chain at a original chain pin (indented), not at a rejoining pin (flat).
01-25-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By bocobiking

I have frequently resized a shimano 10 speed...

I have frequently resized a shimano 10 speed chain using one of their chain pins. When I install a new chain, I always save the extra pin that comes with it,
so I've built up a good supply. You...
01-25-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Iride01

I posted in 2017 or 2018 a thread about me...

I posted in 2017 or 2018 a thread about me re-using a pin in an 11 speed chain. Virtually everyone thought I done a terrible thing, an un-safe thing or that it would blow up and I'd be sorry.
...
01-25-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By Wyoguy

The cone wrench worked flawlessly. I am going to...

The cone wrench worked flawlessly. I am going to go back and adjust the handlebar wrap and the cables so the brake won't have any external pressure from the cables.

In 22 years of owning this...
01-25-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By HillRider

KMC quick links work perfectly with Shimano...

KMC quick links work perfectly with Shimano chains and I too would have no qualms about using two of then to splice in a short extra piece of chain. You can buy extra Shimano special connecting pins...
01-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would buy a new chain and keep the old one...

I would buy a new chain and keep the old one aside with the smaller cassette.
01-25-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Easy, reliable, cheaper than a new chain....

+1. Easy, reliable, cheaper than a new chain. I've yet to have a quick link failure in about 70k miles of use and would feel perfectly OK with using 2 on one chain. I had a Wipperman QL on one chain...
01-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By shelbyfv

In theory, if you have the extra links you could...

In theory, if you have the extra links you could add them by using two quick links. I've never tried this but in the age of $60 chains, I might consider it.
01-25-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By jgwilliams

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I...

Mine have the centering adjustment screw but I found that the adjustment tended to drift. So now I've just undone the screw and adjust the calipers the old fashioned way: loosen the retaining bolt,...
01-24-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Leisesturm

Are you just extrapolating that you need 'a link...

Are you just extrapolating that you need 'a link or two' or have you done the drill (big/big plus two links)? It wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that your old chain was a link (or two) too long...
01-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By SurferRosa

Is the housing long enough? Show us a pic of the...

Is the housing long enough? Show us a pic of the entire cable routing. Looking at that ferrule inside the barrel adjuster makes it seem too short. Especially with aero brake levers, the housing...
01-21-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Buzzkill53120

Problem solved! Went to the local Trek dealer,...

Problem solved! Went to the local Trek dealer, and after a call into Trek, got the p/n and found out that the cable stop is a 2 piece affair and can be removed using two 5mm hex keys. The thing was...
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