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09-14-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Thank you Mr. 66, Crankycrank, Andrew R Stewart,...

Thank you Mr. 66, Crankycrank, Andrew R Stewart, Barry2, Iride01, alcjphil, pdlamb, HillRider and CrimsonEclipse for your helpful replies.
09-14-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Thanks Andrew for taking the time to share those...

Thanks Andrew for taking the time to share those thoughts.
09-14-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Iride01, what reasons HAVE you replaced a BB, if...

Iride01, what reasons HAVE you replaced a BB, if never for wear?
09-14-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Thanks Andrew for sharing your knowledge.

Thanks Andrew for sharing your knowledge.
09-14-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Thank you Mr. 66 for your helpful tips.

Thank you Mr. 66 for your helpful tips.
09-13-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By rbrides

Diagnose Bottom Bracket?

How do you determine if you should replace the BB bearings or the whole bottom bracket?
08-29-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

Thank you. My only symptom is the rapid rate the...

Thank you. My only symptom is the rapid rate the chains are wearing out, as guaged by the Park Tools chain checker. Others' replys elaborate on the use of chain checkers' accuracy and the like.
08-29-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

Good hands-on approach. Thank you.

Good hands-on approach. Thank you.
08-29-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

That is quite curious. Thanks for posting. Your...

That is quite curious. Thanks for posting. Your theory isn't that the chemicals in Simply Green were contributory, just that the act of cleaning pushed grit in the links.
08-26-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

thanks

thanks
08-26-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

thanks

thanks
08-26-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

I habitually clean my chain with Park Tools Chain...

I habitually clean my chain with Park Tools Chain scrubber using Simply Green concentrate and replace the chain when it gets to .75, as measured by Park Tools CC 3.2. In fact, the inpetus for my...
08-25-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By rbrides

Thanks everyone. From all your input, I assess...

Thanks everyone. From all your input, I assess the big picture to be that dynohubs are not effective for recharging battery packs.
08-25-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By rbrides

[QUOTE=Tourist in MSN;22622112]Y. You...

[QUOTE=Tourist in MSN;22622112]Y.
You specifically said bikepacking, not touring. I do touring, may be for weeks at a time. If you are out in the wild during your entire trip, with no racks or...
08-24-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By rbrides

Lightbulb How well do Dyno Hubs work for bikepacking?

Anyone using a dyno hub to charge batteries while bikepacking? It would seem a great thing to have a dyno hub to recharge a lightweight battery pack so I could then recharge my (too many) electronic...
08-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

another great tip. Excellent.

another great tip. Excellent.
08-22-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

That is a great method. I suppose it would be a...

That is a great method. I suppose it would be a judgement call as to how much movement is too much.
08-22-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By rbrides

The people have spoken! common sense has...

The people have spoken!
common sense has prevailed!

thanks folks!
08-21-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By rbrides

Are quick links REALLY single use?

Quick links are described as “use only once” in the user/installation documentation.

is that just super cautious input from the manufacturer or truly a smart practice?

I have reused them...
08-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By rbrides

How to tell if chainrings are too worn?

Are these chainrings too worn?

How do you test, judge or decide if your chainrings need to be replaced?

...
08-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By rbrides

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
08-16-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By rbrides

HAHA! Good advice since I don't ride under water...

HAHA! Good advice since I don't ride under water either!! :)
08-15-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By rbrides

Best grease for bottom bracket bearings?

Simple opinion question.
simple answers?
08-04-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By rbrides

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! You might be right!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
You might be right!
07-29-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By rbrides

Great info. That sounds like a full-frame paint...

Great info. That sounds like a full-frame paint job. I may try that over the winter.
07-29-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By rbrides

29+!! Thanks for the input.

29+!!

Thanks for the input.
07-27-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By rbrides

Great feedback y'all!

Great feedback y'all!
07-27-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By rbrides

MTB for bikepacking; 27.5 v 29?

Hello mountain bikers,
I don't own a MTB but have done a fair amount of bikepacking with my gravel bike, approximately 1500 miles. So I can explore more single track BP routes I'm considering...
07-25-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By rbrides

very thorough. Thanks for sharing.

very thorough. Thanks for sharing.
07-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By rbrides

Touch-up painting a carbon frame

Does painting carbon require any special paint, prep or techniques? My Specialized Diverge has gotten roughed up during some excellent bikepacking trips but it has some big scratches.
06-27-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rbrides

Thanks

Thanks
06-27-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rbrides

Thanks.

Thanks.
06-27-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rbrides

"independently", maybe not. I remove the pads...

"independently", maybe not. I remove the pads and pump them to expose the pistons for cleaning and press them back in, work them in/out a few times pumping the brake lever and push in again. What do...
06-27-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rbrides

I am able to push them fully back in. I clean...

I am able to push them fully back in. I clean them with Isopropyl alcohol. What is your method for lubing them?
06-26-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rbrides

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake issue

Simply, one of the pistons does not return after releasing the front brakes on my road bike’s Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes and causes the dreaded brake squeal. Usually the squeal goes away...
06-01-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By rbrides

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Touring
05-31-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By rbrides

Gravel touring from Pulaski VA to Caldwell WV??

Hello all,

Does anyone have a RWGPS route from Pulaski, VA to Caldwell, WV that is mostly gravel? Pulaski is the northern terminus of the New River Trail and Caldwell is the southern terminus of...
05-31-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By rbrides

Looking for gravel route from Pulaski VA to Caldwell WV

Hello all,

Does anyone have a RWGPS route from Pulaski, VA to Caldwell, WV that is mostly gravel? Pulaski is the northern terminus of the New River Trail and Caldwell is the southern terminus of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By rbrides

Riding from New River Trail to Greenbriar Trail

Hello all,

Does anyone have a RWGPS route from Pulaski, VA to Caldwell, WV that is mostly gravel? Pulaski is the northern terminus of the New River Trail and Caldwell is the southern terminus of...
05-31-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

Isn't that the true!

Isn't that the true!
05-31-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

Ya got that right!

Ya got that right!
05-29-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

What is most interesting to me is, I don’t recall...

What is most interesting to me is, I don’t recall anyone posting or advising about tire pressure increases. Back in my motor sports days, sports car and stock car racing, we obsessed about it by...
05-29-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

same gauge before and after. The Topeak digital...

same gauge before and after. The Topeak digital gauge.
05-29-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

yes, tubeless and hookless.

yes, tubeless and hookless.
05-29-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbrides

Tire Pressure increases 5 lbs in one ride

I’ve not previously taken tire pressure after a ride. But I just put new Perrelli P-Zeros 700x28. Since it was the first ride I measured tire pressure and found they had both increased 5 LBS.

That...
05-29-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By rbrides

I found new tires at LBS. No testing of the plugs...

I found new tires at LBS. No testing of the plugs for me.
05-26-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By rbrides

How far to ride Tubeless Tire plugs?

I have a puncture in my tubeless road tire. It will be days or weeks until my replacement order arrives. I have STANS tubeless plugs. Are plugs general good for hundreds of miles or general only...
05-05-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By rbrides

I use 48-32 chain rings when bikepacking (that...

I use 48-32 chain rings when bikepacking (that originally came with the bike) and also have 50-34 that I use on more tame gravel day-rides.
05-05-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By rbrides

I have 48-32 and also 50-34. I run the 48-32 for...

I have 48-32 and also 50-34. I run the 48-32 for bikepacking, to help accomodate for the extra weight I'm carrying.
05-05-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By rbrides

Does this logic work? Although I have the 2x...

Does this logic work?
Although I have the 2x chain rings installed, I can stay in the small ring at all times, effectively operating it as a 1x system so that the derailleur capacity equation is...
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