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09-24-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,426
Posted By DorkDisk

Try a better bike, like a Rivendell...

Try a better bike, like a Rivendell (https://www.rivbike.com/).
09-23-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 797
Posted By DorkDisk

I love the fall, and actually ride more. For...

I love the fall, and actually ride more. For winter, I like to switch bikes to something slower and hit the woods.
09-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By DorkDisk

I like the Maxxis DTH...

I like the Maxxis DTH (https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-320-137-dth) for street use and "dirty roads"
...
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By DorkDisk

^ This. You want to get those with pad holders...

^
This. You want to get those with pad holders the first time around. After that, you can get just the inserts (http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_type.html). Black for dry, red for wet, black/wet...
09-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,014
Posted By DorkDisk

I recall an article in a magazine before the webs...

I recall an article in a magazine before the webs that published a bunch of spoof letters to bike companies' CEOs. One was from a purported guy who worked in a dumpster who was so excited that...
09-19-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,014
Posted By DorkDisk

So write your own book on cycling, and start your...

So write your own book on cycling, and start your own bike company.

Rivbike and that book have been out for decades by now. Where have you been?
09-16-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By DorkDisk

30 years of being a bike dork

30 years of being a bike dork
09-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By DorkDisk

xpedo traverse 5?...

xpedo traverse 5? (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Xpedo/Traverse-5-Platform-Pedals-p24298/)
09-03-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,562
Posted By DorkDisk

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over...

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over the bar, if you let it. The trick is to not let the wheel lock up, and to use your body to prevent being easily flung. Many people use just the front...
08-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By DorkDisk

It's not for me, its for others.

It's not for me, its for others.
08-25-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By DorkDisk

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the...

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the Coca-Cola gear.
08-24-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By DorkDisk

I've only had mine for 10 months but : the ride...

I've only had mine for 10 months but : the ride has the vibration insulation that crabon is known for, the legs flex fore and aft considerably for comfort, and the straight legs track very well. Mine...
08-21-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 2,699,665
Posted By DorkDisk

Some urban cross pics from the lockdown ...

Some urban cross pics from the lockdown

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x933/may_04_2020_4698_617263853083762237282ddf66183956080a02ef.jpg...
08-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By DorkDisk

Funny, I was looking at this...

Funny, I was looking at this (https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/active/fitness/quick-cx/quick-cx-1); which says Coil, plus basic stanchions is a giveaway of a low end fork. This may be the...
08-20-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By DorkDisk

I'd start with stripping the frame down bare to...

I'd start with stripping the frame down bare to asses its overall condition, especially the head tube before committing to any type of overhaul.
08-19-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,539
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less will make you lose weight. Diet, as...

Eating less will make you lose weight. Diet, as in a lifestyle, not as in a list of trendy things to eat.

Exercise will make you look better by bulking specific muscles regardless of body fat; but...
08-17-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By DorkDisk

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller...

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller Shogun Kaze:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x555/09_3a78a9a405c2563383a0617ee04019cccd459cba.jpg
08-17-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By DorkDisk

GRX will have the newer pivot location for the...

GRX will have the newer pivot location for the brake lever.
08-15-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By DorkDisk

A neighbor gifted me an old "Easy Riding Chair"...

A neighbor gifted me an old "Easy Riding Chair" when I was in college; we all took turns learning to ride it.

1) Very difficult for me. Even the freestyle BMX guy struggled
2) Kinda, but in a...
08-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By DorkDisk

Cranks...

Cranks (https://eastoncycling.com/products/ec90sl-crank)
08-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By DorkDisk

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a...

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a bad cyclist.
08-08-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe you lean a bit to one side and all the...

Maybe you lean a bit to one side and all the sweat goes to that side? If you have a trainer or rollers and a mirror you can check your symmetry on a bike. If you've had any injuries, your position...
08-07-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By DorkDisk

I've never heard of putting cleats as far back as...

I've never heard of putting cleats as far back as possible, I've always placed the widest part of the foot over the axle; this is rarely the furthest back on the shoe.
08-02-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By DorkDisk

MTBs in general have used mismatched brakes over...

MTBs in general have used mismatched brakes over time; starting with U/Rollercam rear + canti front, to V rear + front disc, to the current meta of running a smaller rear rotor, and even flat mount...
07-28-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By DorkDisk

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the...

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the original lube.
07-27-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By DorkDisk

Many people don't want reflectors on their...

Many people don't want reflectors on their pedals. This one is good (https://www.rivbike.com/products/vp-538-black-pedal) and has them.
07-27-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By DorkDisk

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.
07-25-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,172
Posted By DorkDisk

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.
07-24-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By DorkDisk

I like this one...

I like this one (https://www.feedbacksports.com/product/rakk-black/) because it grabs the wheel. All bikes have a wheel.
07-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By DorkDisk

810 is 48/32, 600 is avalable in 46/30

810 is 48/32, 600 is avalable in 46/30
07-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By DorkDisk

I had the benefit of "working from home" during...

I had the benefit of "working from home" during the pandemic in NYC, but being required to do multiple site visits 100 blocks away in the shadiest parts of town. Oh, the stuff I saw.... I had to get...
07-20-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By DorkDisk

Off the top of my head, 27.2 is the standard 90s...

Off the top of my head, 27.2 is the standard 90s Cannondale size
07-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By DorkDisk

EH500 pedals are nice; I've a pair for city use....

EH500 pedals are nice; I've a pair for city use. The flats are very nice, and the SPD is the usual. They scratch easily and the color doesn't match anything else though, except maybe the blue Deore...
07-13-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs;...

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs; ejected bottles on a hot summer day in the middle of nowhere is not fun.
07-09-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,181
Posted By DorkDisk

3 pages before a drive side photo. Geesh....

3 pages before a drive side photo. Geesh. :innocent:
07-04-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,370
Posted By DorkDisk

Smooth, fast, and versatile. They work on dirt...

Smooth, fast, and versatile. They work on dirt roads and light off road. I wish they made a 1.9" also.

These are the 2.3"
...
07-04-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,370
Posted By DorkDisk

I've ordered 2 sets of XT X717s on blowout a few...

I've ordered 2 sets of XT X717s on blowout a few years ago. They both have DTH 2.1s on them. The wheels arrived quickly, well packed, and they are problem free.

Currently I have 5 sets of DTHs and...
07-01-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,694
Posted By DorkDisk

You don't see these every day. How's the fork...

You don't see these every day. How's the fork keeping up?
06-29-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By DorkDisk

Why? High end steel is very much alive, high end...

Why? High end steel is very much alive, high end Al is not
06-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,067
Posted By DorkDisk

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides
06-21-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By DorkDisk

I do like the silent hubs better; but my loud...

I do like the silent hubs better; but my loud hubs have quicker engagement, which I really like. I'd like to think that the extra noise was from the extra pawls or similar, as opposed to marketing...
06-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and...

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and decent gaps at 10sp, 11 and 12 make it better. There is nothing wrong with triples or even doubles, but manufacturers and dealers have much to gain...
06-15-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By DorkDisk

Look at the Maxxis DTH...

Look at the Maxxis DTH (https://www.jensonusa.com/Maxxis-DTH-26-Skinwall-Tire), it's light, fast, cheap, and maintain proper BB height. After using all sorts of 26" street tires over 30 years, I now...
06-11-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By DorkDisk

It's not worth the hassle. Just send it to me. ...

It's not worth the hassle. Just send it to me.
:innocent:
06-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By DorkDisk

I used to sell Marins and own a Muirwoods, which...

I used to sell Marins and own a Muirwoods, which is a fun urban MTBer. They make nice bikes and many people still remember them fondly from their MTB days in the 90s, when they were a small obscure...
06-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By DorkDisk

Meet many people. Be nice to them. Other...

Meet many people. Be nice to them.

Other cyclists into other types of bikes is great - the guy with the Schwinns, the vintage MTB guy, the messenger gal; share spillover treasures.

People into...
06-08-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,694
Posted By DorkDisk

This is a 99 F100 that I modernized with 1x9, fat...

This is a 99 F100 that I modernized with 1x9, fat slicks, and SLX hydraulics. Recently added a riser bar and ergo grips, now I can trim the brake hoses..... some day.
...
06-07-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By DorkDisk

DT is simpler and weighs less, friction front is...

DT is simpler and weighs less, friction front is always better IMO. I prefer STI/ergo but DT shifters remain a good solution.
05-31-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By DorkDisk

Yes, drop bar levers as well. Same outer...

Yes, drop bar levers as well.

Same outer diameter, different barb due to different inner diameter, same olive and nut. One barb is yellow and the other is silver. Correction: BH90 uses a thinner...
05-29-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By DorkDisk

I never lay a bike on the drive side, the pedal...

I never lay a bike on the drive side, the pedal keeps the crank safe. Wheel removal and installation is easy, just the way you described it.

But its your bike, do as you wish.
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