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03-28-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Big R

Known problem...SRAM should warranty the...

Known problem...SRAM should warranty the derailleur with minimal fuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,429
Posted By Big R

My rear eTap had the intermittent "sleeping"...

My rear eTap had the intermittent "sleeping" issue. LBS & SRAM warrantied the item easy peasy. They had my bike for about 2 hrs. while I went and did some errands. New RD works flawlessly so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,887
Posted By Big R

I, too, have WiFli eTap and am experiencing the...

I, too, have WiFli eTap and am experiencing the "sleep" issue...fresh battery charge, takes a snooze for 20 sec. or so then comes back to life. During it's nap the front derailleur works fine, rear...
05-04-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Big R

check out the SeaSucker line....

check out the SeaSucker line. https://www.seasucker.com/collections/bike
kind of a leap of faith, but once you get there, it's awesome. I've used mine successfully on multiple cars for three years.
09-12-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Big R

I used heavy grease on the pawls...but Boeshield...

I used heavy grease on the pawls...but Boeshield T9 everywhere else. Interesting thought...thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By Big R

Well, there's no doubt that an 11-32, will offer...

Well, there's no doubt that an 11-32, will offer a decent improvement at minimal cost..."enough", though...only you can judge. Better make sure your derailleur can handle it though.
09-12-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Big R

Easton EC90 SL wheels..not "free" enough

FreeHub on my new EC90 wheels (rim brake) just doesn't spin easily enough in the "free" direction. Backs up the chain to the extent it can cause a gear shift upon re-engagement.

I've pulled it...
03-12-14, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By Big R

Brian, I just sent you a personal message...

Brian,

I just sent you a personal message via the bikeforums site.
03-08-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By Big R

Kniegge, I'd be interested in your Mocha. ...

Kniegge,

I'd be interested in your Mocha. PM me!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By Big R

I'd start with an easy question first, and then...

I'd start with an easy question first, and then practice with some more difficult ones, finally working your way into a climbing question...oh wait, never mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,741
Posted By Big R

Just last week...exercised my civic right/duty to...

Just last week...exercised my civic right/duty to vote...in full kit. 'merica!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Big R

I concur with the Mtn. bike shoes and SPD pedal...

I concur with the Mtn. bike shoes and SPD pedal approach...vastly superior for commuting IMHO.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-12, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,750
Posted By Big R

This post really bums me out....even if you're...

This post really bums me out....even if you're kidding, it's way too indicative of the way people operate these days. I'm all for the aggrieved getting 100% of his actual damages, but what you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By Big R

Funny...Just replaced mine 2 days ago. SRAM...

Funny...Just replaced mine 2 days ago. SRAM Force derailleur. 1st derailleur failed after lower pulley cracked and basically exploded the cage. SRAM replaced under warranty quickly and w/o...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,918
Posted By Big R

I wear a helmet on early/late rides (and usually...

I wear a helmet on early/late rides (and usually on my commute)...solely for the glare when riding into the sun--makes a HUGE difference. Rain protection is an added bonus.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,995
Posted By Big R

I, too, have this FSA Wing Pro Compact on both my...

I, too, have this FSA Wing Pro Compact on both my bikes...w/Thompson stems and seatposts....sweet and aluMINium!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Big R

THIS...Highly likely your Specialized is running...

THIS...Highly likely your Specialized is running either SRAM or Shimano...spline design for both is the same. So just be sure to specify which hub you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Big R

Any update on the Gaps? Looks like many might be...

Any update on the Gaps? Looks like many might be open, but also that the state site only addresses state highways, so doesn't report on Lincoln, Roxbury and Bethel. Specifically, is the bridge from...
09-09-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Big R

You also will have a somewhat shorter battery...

You also will have a somewhat shorter battery life/lumen in the all in one design. A separate battery pack should have a greater capacity for juice.
07-11-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Big R

Flat Bar Road Bike with SRAM Apex...does it exist?

I'm looking to buy a flat bar roadie for my 17 year-old son. Seems like everything is a triple...any SRAM Apex 2x10 bikes out there with thumb shifters?

I'd do the build/conversion myself, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,711
Posted By Big R

I'd say that's painting with a pretty broad...

I'd say that's painting with a pretty broad brush. While many charity athletic events have a lot of overhead, some are clever enough to get ALL of that overhead covered by separate corporate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By Big R

Should be pretty easy...at least it is on my SRAM...

Should be pretty easy...at least it is on my SRAM Force set-up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By Big R

Guess I'm a bit at odds with consensus here...I...

Guess I'm a bit at odds with consensus here...I ride a 36T front ring and LOVE it! Usually paired with 12-23, it gives me one more gear than my 39/23 setup...which covers the vast majority of hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Big R

True enough...but I'd never think to go there... ...

True enough...but I'd never think to go there...

Thanks to the OP for posting here!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Big R

Mystery tire issues...

OK...

So the last two years I've completed centuries on consecutive days on my fixie...a little nuts I'll admit. This has actually ocurred during the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge...a HUGE charity...
07-19-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,618
Posted By Big R

Is this possible? Under that kind of load I...

Is this possible? Under that kind of load I don't think you could easily remove a chain that got caught between the cassette and the hub.
Seems more likely to have been on the front...On the other...
04-16-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,345
Posted By Big R

I don't think this is the case at all! SRAM and...

I don't think this is the case at all! SRAM and FSA make BB30 cranksets.... I believe they have different specs completely. If it were just the bearings, they wouldn't have BB30 cranksets. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,744
Posted By Big R

Well...if you're getting all political, then...

Well...if you're getting all political, then "technically" Taiwan is a province of "China". Both the Nationalist government in Taiwan and the Communist government in Beijing claim to rule all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 683,305
Posted By Big R

Didn't weigh the frame, but bike as shown without...

Didn't weigh the frame, but bike as shown without seat bag is 16.4.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 683,305
Posted By Big R

Here's mine... ...

Here's mine...
http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/rwhubbell/Dean/IMG_2552.jpg
http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/rwhubbell/Dean/IMG_2553.jpg...
04-13-10, 07:07 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 90,943
Posted By Big R

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/rwhubbell...

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/rwhubbell/Dean/IMG_2552.jpg
04-13-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 90,943
Posted By Big R

my turn

test
03-28-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Big R

'cuz the bearing set was the size of a silver...

'cuz the bearing set was the size of a silver dollar and cost me 2.25 to send....the crankset is significantly larger and would have entailed a more involved operation. Also, the bearings require...
03-28-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Big R

Yes....

Yes....
03-27-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Big R

I can't come near getting it through the near...

I can't come near getting it through the near side...seems very likely that I'll knock the bearings out of the far side on the way through...
03-27-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Big R

Help Installing crank/bottom bracket

Yikes...

So I just got a brand new frame w/BB30. I sent builder bearing assembly and he pressed bearings in prior to delivery.

...frame looks great/bearings seem fine, but I can't for the life...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,700
Posted By Big R

Wow...coming out of the gate strong on your first...

Wow...coming out of the gate strong on your first post. Don't hold back...Welcome to the forum!
01-05-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 170,519
Posted By Big R

Have: Salsa Caseroll ssfg 53 Want: Salsa...

Have: Salsa Caseroll ssfg 53

Want: Salsa Caseroll ssfg 51
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Big R

FSA WingPro Compact....should fit the bill

FSA WingPro Compact....should fit the bill
11-24-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,099
Posted By Big R

Not sure I agree...I"ve put a 13-32 on my 9sp...

Not sure I agree...I"ve put a 13-32 on my 9sp Ultegra (39/53) and it ran like a top...nary a sound. So I wouldn't expect it NOT to work.
08-19-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,073
Posted By Big R

maybe not what you want to hear, but why don't...

maybe not what you want to hear, but why don't you switch to presta?

"they" make a little brass insert that converts a schraeder rim to presta. Long term you'd have more success w/the Presta...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Big R

don't agree...if 108 was right before, it'll be...

don't agree...if 108 was right before, it'll be right after. Wear/stretch, etc. may account for 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch...MUCH less than changing the number of links.

It is important to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Big R

Here's another one... ...

Here's another one...

http://salsacycles.com/casserollComp08.html

This is a triple set up, but I have the fixed gear...and diggin' it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Big R

you kidding? The few grand I loaned the gov't...

you kidding? The few grand I loaned the gov't interest free last yr was the best investment in my portfolio?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By Big R

Add me to that list as well...I hit a pothole...

Add me to that list as well...I hit a pothole with one hand on the handlebar (drinking water) and went down so fast it would make your head spin...no hand out just a hard slam on the...
10-27-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Big R

All set! The penny/pliers worked like a...

All set!

The penny/pliers worked like a charm...

HillRider...no previous repair. This is an aluminum frame w/a replaceable hanger...working as designed.
10-27-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Big R

Bolt side is fine...and, yes, it's a 5mm allen ...

Bolt side is fine...and, yes, it's a 5mm allen

It's the nut side that I'm having an issue with as hanger is not threaded...nut is similar to nuts on chainring.
10-26-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Big R

tool for derailleur hanger nuts?

My derailleur is hanging a little loose...the nut holding it to the hanger is like those on the backside of a chainring...So I need a really wide skinny screwdriver--which I don't have.

What might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,517
Posted By Big R

Wrong book?

Wrong book?
09-10-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Big R

running ie 6.0...same problem here and, yes, I...

running ie 6.0...same problem here
and, yes, I checked the remember me box.
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