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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-24-16, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Ronsonic
The 1" suspension forks that were / might still...

The 1" suspension forks that were / might still be available were and are pretty awful. Threaded just isn't going to happen. Not a big deal to replace a headset and stem, but just more things.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ronsonic
Almost all things become collectible and valuable...

Almost all things become collectible and valuable when the teenage boys who lusted after them become well-employed grown men with the incomes to try to outbid each other for them. A 1978 high school...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Ronsonic
Grease isn't just thick oily goo. It consists of...

Grease isn't just thick oily goo. It consists of a non-crystalline lattice structure that suspends an oil within it. When that structure is stressed it releases some of the oil and reabsorbs that oil...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By Ronsonic
Overly long chains can cause poor shifting or...

Overly long chains can cause poor shifting or start shifting on its own.

The information on the box addresses the width of the chain, not its length.

Generally you want the derailleur cage to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 471
Posted By Ronsonic
I've seen old wheels that just begin breaking...

I've seen old wheels that just begin breaking spokes like that. Engineers will tell you that spokes don't fatigue. That's because they are engineers and believe their own numbers. I'm a technician -...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Ronsonic
I'll agree that pre-built wheels are the least...

I'll agree that pre-built wheels are the least expensive way to get a wheel assembled. My experience has been that they almost always need some additional work to avoid needing to be retrued after...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Ronsonic
If you have access to an air compressor, it can...

If you have access to an air compressor, it can make grip removal and install fast and easy. Just put the nozzle onto the edge of the grip and bar and blast while you pull off or push on.

This...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-10-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ronsonic
Where I usually ride most of the suspension duty...

Where I usually ride most of the suspension duty is over washboardish roots across the trail. This stuff will just beat up your forearms on a rigid. I've done it and didn't like it. Now maybe a Plus...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-09-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Ronsonic
Hi, took me awhile, and the thread has moved on,...

Hi, took me awhile, and the thread has moved on, but ..... The CR18 measures almost exactly 18mm at the inside of the rim wall. This was measured on a 700c, 32H rim with Schraeder drilling.

I'm...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-09-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Ronsonic
You've got the pedals, bolt 'em on and go ride....

You've got the pedals, bolt 'em on and go ride. Most of the issues with the 'beaters were from pedal strikes off road. That won't be a problem. They certainly don't suck or anything.

I really...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-09-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Ronsonic
Not dealing with a front der might be nice, but...

Not dealing with a front der might be nice, but it will also mean dealing with bigger jumps between gears. The one thing I've learned from online discussions, debates and name-calling about the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-08-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ronsonic
Better, lower pressure with tubeless, and often...

Better, lower pressure with tubeless, and often wider tires have helped make this transition back to rigid. I am very happy with my air fork, but am tempted to try it myself.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-08-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Ronsonic
Almost all bike-store-grade bikes will have a...

Almost all bike-store-grade bikes will have a two-rail standard seatpost and saddle. Even the better Xmart-bikes. Google up some seatpost photos and see if yours looks like all the others.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-08-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Ronsonic
Can I guess too? I'm thinking you...

Can I guess too?



I'm thinking you found the extra bottle cage bungs common to touring bikes.

Betcha, betcha!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Ronsonic
I just weighed one. More like 560g. Yeah. Just a...

I just weighed one. More like 560g. Yeah. Just a little over advertised weight.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By Ronsonic
Like the man said, "it never gets easier, you...

Like the man said, "it never gets easier, you just go faster."

Actually, yes it does get easier. Check the fit on the bike and yeah, put in the miles.
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-05-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Ronsonic
Maybe change the saddle to go from men's to...

Maybe change the saddle to go from men's to women's.

As for the year visit bikepedia (https://www.bikeparts.com) and compare paint and components by year.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ronsonic
I've used that. It works well, too. Very sticky,...

I've used that. It works well, too. Very sticky, do thin it like 5:1 and wipe thoroughly or you'll bring back an entire sandbox full of grit on your chain.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-04-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ronsonic
That's part of the idea. Actually, you should...

That's part of the idea. Actually, you should thin it more than that. The stuff is cheap. Slather it on and scrub / rub off the surface dirt with it. IOW, use it as a cleaner. Then apply more for...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-30-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ronsonic
For me the shopping and wrenching are part of the...

For me the shopping and wrenching are part of the hobby so it makes it a lot easier financially. You'd be amazed at how little I can build a bike for.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-30-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,469
Posted By Ronsonic
Saddle recommendations don't work. The subject is...

Saddle recommendations don't work. The subject is too individual and even idiosyncratic for someone else to tell you what you might like. I really, really like the WTB saddles I've ridden. Very comfy.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-27-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ronsonic
I haven't gone tubeless so don't really know....

I haven't gone tubeless so don't really know. Might try it some time. Right now I'm building up a wide and happy wheelset that will go on the Filter. Might try those tubeless down the road.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-25-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ronsonic
My whip is built on a Charge Filter frame and I...

My whip is built on a Charge Filter frame and I couldn't be happier with it. Tange Prestige tubes so not heavy and great geometry for a gravel/bad-road/Trail bike. Charge Bikes has had very...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Ronsonic
I haven't tried current XT, but I have ridden...

I haven't tried current XT, but I have ridden Deore. It works as well or better than old LX. Which is to say it works. Once adjusted it's been perfect.
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-21-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By Ronsonic
The shop I worked at recently overhauled a laser...

The shop I worked at recently overhauled a laser disc player.

Why not use and enjoy these things that still work.
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