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06-11-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Oh wow, I didn't realize that the 11-42 cassette...

Oh wow, I didn't realize that the 11-42 cassette worked with the 2x. It is fully compatible and works fine?

I'm guessing the down sides of the long cage derailleur are minimized with Di2? It...
06-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By rumatt

So I called Shimano and they agreed, saying do...

So I called Shimano and they agreed, saying do not use spacers with this BB and that spindle.

I contacted Absolute Black saying spacers are not recommended by Shimano so I'd like to return the...
06-08-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By rumatt

Yeah, the M785 has both chainrings on the same...

Yeah, the M785 has both chainrings on the same side of the spider. See the pictures here

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-CR4408-p-FC-M785-XT-Crankset/dp/B008Z9CUQU
06-08-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By rumatt

I mean that it's designed to be mounted with the...

I mean that it's designed to be mounted with the outside of the chainring up against the spyder's inside surface, rather than the other way around.

The 42T chainring I have now is designed to...
06-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By rumatt

Who makes a 42T "middle" chainring in 104bcd?

I'm trying to run a 42/26 tooth 2x setup using a Shimano XT M785 crank. I have it working except my 42T chainring was designed to run as the outer chainring so it dosn't have recessed holes for the...
06-07-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

I already have an 11-34, so 2 more doesn't do all...

I already have an 11-34, so 2 more doesn't do all that much.

I could also do 11-40. But I figured if I have to swap the crank anyway I might as well not mess an unsupported cassette range. ...
06-07-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Well I mounted the XT crank with 42/26...

Well I mounted the XT crank with 42/26 chainrings. I can go smaller than 42 because I can't lower the derailleur any further without it hitting the chainstay.

I got it to shift just fine, however...
06-07-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

So I'm just realizing that my old XT mountain...

So I'm just realizing that my old XT mountain bike cranks have the same spindle length and will fit? Holy crap I didn't know that. I'll experiment with some of them later today to see if it works.
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06-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Thanks. What 64/104 bcd crank do you have there? ...

Thanks. What 64/104 bcd crank do you have there? Trying to figure out what my options are.
06-06-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Interesting! So basically a 1x road crank +...

Interesting!

So basically a 1x road crank + a 2x spider designed for mountain biking.

Do you know what kind of chain line that creates? Did you use the boost or normal spider?
06-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Sweet. What 40/24 crank do you have? I hadn't...

Sweet. What 40/24 crank do you have? I hadn't considered going below 46/30.
06-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By rumatt

Low gearing options for steep rolling hills.

I ride routes that have a lot of rolling hills with steep climbs - 15-20% grade sections is not uncommon. I found a new route with a steep gravel section that broke my sprit. Muscling up is just...
06-05-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,075
Posted By rumatt

Wow, interesting. What frame do you have? Size?...

Wow, interesting. What frame do you have? Size? I'm guessing a stiff carbon frame with mile long chainstays? :D

Small-small making noise wouldn't bother me in the least. That's a garbage combo...
06-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By rumatt

Oh sorry. I said "small-small" but I mean the...

Oh sorry. I said "small-small" but I mean the inner most combo. Small chainring, large rear cog.

It's rubbing on the inner plat of the chainring.

As to whether there's enough spindle.. I...
06-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By rumatt

Can I use spacers with a Shimano BBR60 bottom bracket?

I ordered some Absolute Black sub-compact oval chainrings for my bike and they have chainline that is a 2.5mm further inward than normal. Absolute Black claims they work with Shimano R8000 but I...
06-04-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By rumatt

Wow, thanks dwmckee. I think this secretly what...

Wow, thanks dwmckee. I think this secretly what I was hoping to hear.. and my wallet was hoping not to hear.


Any thoughts on WI.DE vs U.P.? I'm not convinced I'll need massive tires to...
06-04-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,075
Posted By rumatt

Seriously disappointed with R8000. FD trimming hell!

I upgraded to R8000 (double chainring) from 5700 (triple) and I am seriously disappointed.

The amount of trimming on the front derailleur is ridiculous. I have a range of about 4-5 gears in the...
06-04-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By rumatt

Ohhhhhh what a great thread. I'm also looking to...

Ohhhhhh what a great thread. I'm also looking to find the biggest tire that I can cram into my road bike. But I'm fine with road tires.

I currently have these tires on my 22.5mm (inner width)...
06-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By rumatt

Anyone switch from a titanium gravel/cross bike to carbon.... ?

If anyone has spent time on both titanium and carbon gravel bikes I'd love to hear your thoughts on how they compare and if you can relate to anything I'm saying below.

I have two bikes I switch...
03-21-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,109
Posted By rumatt

Yes the existing pedal options seem great if you...

Yes the existing pedal options seem great if you aren't using Shimano clears. DC rainmaker has done several comparisons and reviews that are very thorough.
03-20-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,109
Posted By rumatt

Oh, I just meant that I have different types of...

Oh, I just meant that I have different types of cranks on different bikes so I wouldn't be able to swap it. At that point I might as well stick with a powertap.
03-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,109
Posted By rumatt

Shimano cleats and pedal power meters - still no good options?

I'm back into cycling after several years off. I'm buying a new set of wheels for my commuter / training bike and was hoping to avoid buying a powertap hub. I have several on all my other bikes and...
03-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

I've yet to find an aluminum 23-35mm rim with rim...

I've yet to find an aluminum 23-35mm rim with rim brakes, besides the Velocity Cliffhanger which is a boat anchor.
03-15-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Noooo way. That could explain a lot about my...

Noooo way. That could explain a lot about my observations. :twitchy:

Thanks for the other input too. I'm open to suggestions regarding tires. I'm looking at the 38mm gravel kings but am open...
03-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Which is the entire point of this thread. What...

Which is the entire point of this thread. What rim do I need to run a larger tire at the appropriate pressure without there being handling issues.
03-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Ever? Depending on the air pressure, it...

Ever? Depending on the air pressure, it absolutely can be.

It's not done intentionally to make things uncomfortable. :foo:

But what about when sloppy handling prevents you from lowering the...
03-14-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Yeah I've done the same on my mountain bike...

Yeah I've done the same on my mountain bike rides. "Ooops I'm bottoming out, better add a few PSI". I assume the rim width plays a roll in the handling at that point, but I don't know how much.

...
03-14-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

OK I found another story similar to mine...

OK I found another story similar to mine regarding big tires at low pressures

From the comments in this article:...
03-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Thanks for the wheel suggestions. The Hed...

Thanks for the wheel suggestions. The Hed Belgium plus is the widest internal at 20.5. The others are 19.5. That's wider but still awfully close to the 18 I already have.

I'm not wedded to...
03-14-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Junk in the road. Glass, metal bits, etc. I...

Junk in the road. Glass, metal bits, etc.

I just read this comment about the large Compas tires. He's talking about tubless, but in general this is what I want to avoid.

[/LIST]Gravel Cycling...
03-14-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Cool, thanks I'll check it out. The T-serve is 66...

Cool, thanks I'll check it out. The T-serve is 66 TPI


The Compass marketing machine claims that the more supple the tire, the less you need to worry about rim size. Here's the quote from their...
03-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

I mean that at the same tire pressure, the 35 is...

I mean that at the same tire pressure, the 35 is harsher over bumps than the 32. It's the casing tension phenomenon...
03-14-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Awesome, I'll give that a try first. I'm a...

Awesome, I'll give that a try first.

I'm a little scared of the compass after hearing about their complete lack of protection, but maybe they're worth a shot.
03-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

I emailed light bicycle and they recommended...

I emailed light bicycle and they recommended these 21mm inner diameter rims....
03-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

I've seen charts like that, but they haven't...

I've seen charts like that, but they haven't aligned with my experiences. Maybe I should try 35c or bigger again on my A23's and confirm whether there's actually a problem.

I've read that the...
03-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

What pressures did you run? I found that even...

What pressures did you run? I found that even with 35's at reasonable pressures (avoiding too much drop or squish) the ride was more uncomfortable than with 32's.
03-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,343
Posted By rumatt

Rim recommendations for 35-44c tires

I'm looking for rim/wheel recommendations for running 35-44 tires on my cross bike. I do NOT have disc brakes.

Currently I'm using Velocity A23 rims (18mm inner diameter). I find 32mm tire to...
02-05-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,691
Posted By rumatt

Got my Nokian / Suomi W240's and took them for a...

Got my Nokian / Suomi W240's and took them for a ride. The amount of grip was fantastic. They handled the terrain below with no problems at all. It was pretty great..

On the negative side,...
02-04-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,521
Posted By rumatt

The Nokian Rollspeed W is another soft rubber, ...

The Nokian Rollspeed W is another soft rubber, non-studded winter option.

The Michelin Stargrip looks like it could be a bit squishy on dry pavement.
02-04-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,521
Posted By rumatt

I just received my Nokian W240's for bad winter...

I just received my Nokian W240's for bad winter weather, and I was thinking of putting Top Contact Winters on a second set of wheels for the Winter days I expect the trails to be clear and dry. ...
02-04-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,521
Posted By rumatt

Michelin StarGrip Winter Tire

http://bike.michelinman.com/tires/MICHELIN-StarGrip

I'm not finding a single mention of this on bike forums. I'm not finding a single review on the internet anywhere!

No one's used one?
02-03-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

Ohhhh. Great idea! Thanks.

Ohhhh. Great idea! Thanks.
02-03-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

The cups inside the hub looked OK to me. But...

The cups inside the hub looked OK to me. But they go bad they're not removable right? It's time for a new hub?
02-03-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

Yeah they're 5700... fixed the typo. ...

Yeah they're 5700... fixed the typo.



Yeah I don't get it either. I'd say it has 2000 miles on it? I rode it on salty roads last week, but until then it saw no salt.
02-03-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

Me thinks I need some new parts. ...

Me thinks I need some new parts.



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/12293980893_311548a760_b.jpg
02-03-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I was hesitant to...

Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I was hesitant to take it apart. Doing so right now.
02-03-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

Thanks. But I'm reading that the cones are...

Thanks. But I'm reading that the cones are probably also trashed.

How would this happen after 2 years? Maybe it wasn't sealed up properly and water got in?
02-03-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumatt

2 year old Shimano 105 5700 front hub not smooth.

I just noticed that my front shimano 105 hub isn't rolling very smoothly. It's a bit crunchy/chunky/gritty when I spin it in my hand.

When they get to this point is it worth trying to service...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
Posted By rumatt

Narrow rims + wide tires = weird handling at low pressures?

Does anyone run wide rims to avoid weird handling issues when running bigger tires at low presssure? I put 35mm Panaracer T-Serv's on 23mm Velocity A23 in an attempt to achieve uber-comfort on bad...
02-02-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By rumatt

Does anyone have the Continental Top Contact Winter 700x42?

I just bought th TopContact Winter in 700x37c and it measures 30mm wide on an open pro, and 31cm wide on a 23mm Velocity A23. I know tire sizes aren't accurate but I'm a bit disappointed it's off...
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