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08-12-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Ryan_M

Nope, no rubbing, alignment is spot on. Nah...

Nope, no rubbing, alignment is spot on. Nah nothing getting on them aside from dust, I'm a fairweather rider too so not even rain. I'm also very diligent of not toching them and wear nitrile gloves...
08-11-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Ryan_M

Any tips for squealing disc brakes?

I have/had 3 bikes with squealing rear disc brakes, though one seems to behaving itself so far. Makes sense the rears woud get contaminated first but this is a bit much. I've gone so far to sand down...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Action shot! Lol Apparently a club member has a...

Action shot! Lol Apparently a club member has a camera mounted under their saddle.

So far loving riding this bike though I may swap handlebars for a shorter stem. I'm going to a LBS for a looksee...
07-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Ryan_M

It seems thin and wicks itself well into the...

It seems thin and wicks itself well into the rollers when applied. I wonder if I'm not flushing out the degreaser well enough and it's reacting with the lube in some way.... any chemists in the...
07-04-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Ryan_M

Anyone have issues with Muc Off wet lube?

I have a new bottle of the stuff and it's getting sticky and gooey, like honey. This is on my road bike and I'm pretty low miles so far so only done 2 cleanings to date. My typical maintenance is put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,859
Posted By Ryan_M

I haven't used Di2 personally but I've been...

I haven't used Di2 personally but I've been keeping a keen eye watching it in our group rides and have to agree, it doesn't seem any worse or better than mechanical... at least the higher end...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Ryan_M

I would also pick parts based on cosmetics,...

I would also pick parts based on cosmetics, provided they were a functional equivalent. I lucked out because I liked the look of the Mt800 better but that's just my opinion. FWIW I looked and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By Ryan_M

You're not wrong but we all get something...

You're not wrong but we all get something different out of cycling, besides being on the actual bike. I'm a big proponent that your bike needs to be your little red sports car. Do I really need...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By Ryan_M

If you're looking at spending that (assuming...

If you're looking at spending that (assuming that's USD) you could likely build a full on carbon/hydraulic Ultegra build and sell your current ride. I'd continue to ride what you have, make notes of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Ryan_M

When I built my bike ~6 months ago (maybe still...

When I built my bike ~6 months ago (maybe still the case?) using MT800/900 rotors was the thing. Lighter, cheaper, and more readily available than the roadie equivalents. Something to look into....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By Ryan_M

I did the same here...

I did the same here (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1245996-new-bike-build-log.html). Great excuse to get in the garage, not many options available, and I saved >$2k! - at least based on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ryan_M

They only list 140mm rotors F/B for my A22 frame...

They only list 140mm rotors F/B for my A22 frame as well, which I run. I see no reason I couldn't put a 160mm on the front which I may do. This bike rolls so well I end up riding the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Accounting for all the little extra bits like...

Accounting for all the little extra bits like pedals, bottle cages, garmin mount, tire sealant, yada yada... I spent ~$4,800CAD after all taxes and shipping costs.

Without looking to hard the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

The issue was the fork (and specialized stem...

The issue was the fork (and specialized stem spacer) were rubbing on the frame. I did alert ICAN and they promptly asked me for more info and pictures, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ryan_M

I built this one...

I built this one (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1245996-new-bike-build-log.html). Very happy with it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ryan_M

There's certainly a lot of similarities, pretty...

There's certainly a lot of similarities, pretty much the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ryan_M

Valid point 🤣

Valid point 🤣
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ryan_M

What?! Not sure if you've heard yet but they've...

What?! Not sure if you've heard yet but they've started making frames and forks out of CF too, and they take way more abuse than a bottle cage! Just ribbing ya lol. I use CF cages from Ali that cost...
05-29-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Ryan_M

Agree For non critical bolts I use standard...

Agree

For non critical bolts I use standard white lithium - only because it's cheap and I have a tube of it. For anything else I'll use something else if it's more appropriate for the application...
05-29-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Ryan_M

^^^this The difference may only be the 105...

^^^this

The difference may only be the 105 is a regular steel bolt and the DA is some alloy. I'd see if anyone has the DA bolts and can measure them for you.
05-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Ryan_M

As mentioned above, if you talking a S or XS...

As mentioned above, if you talking a S or XS frame 650s would likely be better without making the geometry weird. Other than that I'd go for 700s, larger wheels roll better.

As for the tires I...
05-26-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By Ryan_M

Maybe a patch to reinforce it? I had a little...

Maybe a patch to reinforce it? I had a little gash in my tire in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1251663-tire-pooched.html). It had one of those little sticky patches on it...
05-15-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Ryan_M

Here you go! Fork...

Here you go!

Fork...
05-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ryan_M

Another vote for the Conti Speedrides. Fantastic...

Another vote for the Conti Speedrides. Fantastic allrounder, cheap and light too.
05-14-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Ryan_M

Do you really need a shock fork? I replaced the...

Do you really need a shock fork? I replaced the shock fork on two hybrids with a rigid carbon one and really didn't notice a difference in ride quality but I sure as heck noticed the weight savings!...
05-13-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Ryan_M

To clear up the confusion, the tire is inflated...

To clear up the confusion, the tire is inflated and at pressure in the pic.

Some good points here. I used a regular patch, I had a tube with me but was hoping this would hold to get me home -...
05-13-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Ryan_M

Older "Truvative" crank suspect?

My GF bought a used roadbike to give it a try. I wasn't there for the deal but it's a full on older 105 3x8 setup (Guessing 5600 - I need to confirm), it looked like a good deal. Anyway the only non...
05-13-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Ryan_M

Is this tire pooched?

I was out for a ride today and blew a tire, I came off a path and it was a bit gravely but I was going slow and being cautious. Anyway the tire let go, The sealant almost got it but not quite. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Hey, sorry. Life got busy and I forgot I hadn't...

Hey, sorry. Life got busy and I forgot I hadn't gotten back to you yet.

So on the scale is:

- ICAN A22 54cm frame with all the bits and (IIRC) 44cm x 11cm one piece handle bars
- ICAN Aero 45...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Thanks! I'm still getting used to road bike vs....

Thanks! I'm still getting used to road bike vs. hybrid but its getting better fast. It rolls weirdly fast. Lemme explain... I have no experience on a road bike in the last few decades. I joined a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

The build is done now. Here it it is ready to go....

The build is done now. Here it it is ready to go. I was able to get it out today and boot around the subdivision here but only did ~13km. Definitely feels different than any hybrids I've been riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Right! I'll be the first to admit I have the...

Right! I'll be the first to admit I have the attention span of a toddler so I thought I'd already posted the rest of the stuff - but not so lol.

So the rest of the build went not bad since all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Here's a pic of the housing to the FD. BTW if you...

Here's a pic of the housing to the FD. BTW if you haven't dealt with a modern road FD take some time to read, they're a bit of a different animal. Kinda hard to get a clear pic but if you need more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

The housing is continuous from the shifter right...

The housing is continuous from the shifter right to the FD. The FD has the housing stop built into it, at least mine did. Which FD do you have?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Let's have a discussion about that. I built what...

Let's have a discussion about that. I built what I did because I thought it was better than a clamp style setup. Clamping onto a frame is not ideal, and clamping onto a carbon areo seatpost I don't...
03-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Ryan_M

You shouldn't need to do that. It was lined up...

You shouldn't need to do that. It was lined up before so what changed while the wheel was off? Did you accidentally pump the brakes while the wheel was off? If you did this, it's possible the pads...
03-03-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Ryan_M

I'm in Canada. For major parts I use Aliexpress...

I'm in Canada. For major parts I use Aliexpress (https://best.aliexpress.com/?lan=en&lan=en) and Bike24 (https://www.bike24.com/). For the little bits I use Full Cycle (https://www.fullcycle.ca/),...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

All that plastic tubing in the frame was also...

All that plastic tubing in the frame was also replaced with string to make pulling easier.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

So the build was... educational. It's been nearly...

So the build was... educational. It's been nearly 30 years since I worked on a road bike, plus I've never done a build with fully hidden cables. I figured I'd just get into it and figure it out along...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Thanks! The stand was kinda built as a proof of...

Thanks! The stand was kinda built as a proof of concept out of scraps and off-cuts so I could finalize the design before building something nicer but honestly it doesn't leave me wanting for anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ryan_M

I agree. Over the last year and a half or so I've...

I agree. Over the last year and a half or so I've bought a complete M8000 groupset, complete R8020 groupset, half an M6000, and M5100, along with other Shimano bits from various sellers. All have...
02-26-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Ryan_M

Is this a typo? what does it mean? Most wouldn't...

Is this a typo? what does it mean? Most wouldn't be touching that ratio until 25mph or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By Ryan_M

Yeah, sorry. Life hasn't been ideal lately. I'm...

Yeah, sorry. Life hasn't been ideal lately. I'm pretty much done now and yes I was able to get all the parts I needed. I'll pick up where I left off.

Examining the frame it looked pretty good...
02-25-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By Ryan_M

Do you have any basic tools now? A good work...

Do you have any basic tools now? A good work stand can't be emphasized enough, but a good one doesn't need to be expensive. Lots out there for DIY stands. Mine doesn't leave me wanting for anything...
02-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Ryan_M

Just wanted to update this in case someone else...

Just wanted to update this in case someone else needed the info. The cup from my Shimano bleed kit is M5x0.8 and the thread on the R8020 brakes is M7x0.75. I couldn't get just the adapter without...
02-12-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By Ryan_M

I'm curious how you made out financially doing...

I'm curious how you made out financially doing that. I did that on my last two bikes and I saved a lot (like a lot a lot) building from scratch, Just wondering if you made out the same...
02-12-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By Ryan_M

LOL if that counts then I still have the same...

LOL if that counts then I still have the same computer I bought 30 years ago, I only replaced a part or two at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20,490
Views: 4,781,940
Posted By Ryan_M

Not bad! Enjoy the build.

Not bad! Enjoy the build.
02-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By Ryan_M

Well said!! I did that route on my first (recent)...

Well said!! I did that route on my first (recent) bike and I definitely lost money on it. By the end the legit only original part left was the frame. My last two bikes I got exactly the parts I...
02-10-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ryan_M

I use these...

I use these...
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