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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Aaron_F

When I need to rebuild a wheel due to the rim, I...

When I need to rebuild a wheel due to the rim, I literally just set the new rim on top of the old wheel, and one-by-one, remove the nipples, and move them--and the spoke--up to the new rim (use...
07-04-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By Aaron_F

It's been tested quite a bit, and everyone...

It's been tested quite a bit, and everyone basically agrees that a 25 is faster than a 23. As far as comfort goes, I've found it's noticeable, but not to an extreme amount. Between same-make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Aaron_F

SRAM 1x road chainring offset?

I have a 10sp 130mm Red crankset with SRAM 52/38 chainrings, but I'm looking to go 1x with a larger cassette. I have 8mm of clearance between the 52T and the chainstay, but I want to use SRAM's...
03-03-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,721
Posted By Aaron_F

I have a BM Works Tool Capsule, because it's...

I have a BM Works Tool Capsule, because it's easier to swap between bikes than a seat bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,982
Posted By Aaron_F

I use 54/42 x 11/23 (SRAM). You have more...

I use 54/42 x 11/23 (SRAM).

You have more range than I do. If I went your route, I could use an 11/30 cassette and have the same range I currently do, plus less weight. Also, with the super...
03-31-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Aaron_F

Cool, I'll try to remember to. Question: ...

Cool, I'll try to remember to.

Question: what tire sizes do most people run there? I've tried 23c, and that was horrific. So, I went to 25c, which are sized almost as large as a 28c (Conti...
03-31-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Aaron_F

So far, I've just ridden it for fun while I'm in...

So far, I've just ridden it for fun while I'm in StL at my in-laws from time to time. If I ever happen to be there on a Thursday night, I'll definitely come join in. I wouldn't mind having others...
03-31-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Aaron_F

Yeah, after weighing all my options, this is what...

Yeah, after weighing all my options, this is what I've decided to do. I can remove the one bar with levers and brakes all in one piece, then just bolt the other bar on.
03-25-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Aaron_F

Yep! It took me awhile to figure this out, but...

Yep! It took me awhile to figure this out, but it's completely true. Fixed/free is rather pointless, as fixed/fixed is essentially free/free if you so desire.
03-25-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Aaron_F

Looking for clamp-on brake levers

I don't know if anyone makes these, but I can't find a source if they do exist. Basically, I'm looking for normal road brake levers that clamp on like CX levers do, with a hinged clamp.

Right...
02-09-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,680
Posted By Aaron_F

I had a frame done a year or so ago. I paid $100...

I had a frame done a year or so ago. I paid $100 for stripping and 2 coats of powder. Had I chosen to go with just one coat, it would have been $80. OP, you're being ripped off, so find a...
12-24-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By Aaron_F

I'd rather have equipment that's capable of more...

I'd rather have equipment that's capable of more than I need, as opposed to less than I need.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,669
Posted By Aaron_F

KMC makes Shimano's chains for them.

KMC makes Shimano's chains for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,534
Posted By Aaron_F

Average is about 33mi per ride. In the warmer...

Average is about 33mi per ride. In the warmer months, 200-300 per week; colder months, around 100-150 per week.

Sitting at 6,400+ for the year so far, hoping to make it to 7k.
11-06-12, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 561,644
Posted By Aaron_F

Unwrapped bars on a track bike are okay, so long...

Unwrapped bars on a track bike are okay, so long as he uses gloves. Besides, I'd rather see that beautiful carbon bar bare.

Obviously, pedals will be put on.

I totally disagree with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,785
Posted By Aaron_F

Keep in mind, you don't have to ride a segment...

Keep in mind, you don't have to ride a segment beforehand to create it. You can simply go to anyone else's ride, and use it to create a segment.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,785
Posted By Aaron_F

I'm sure there are trolls who do this, but I'm...

I'm sure there are trolls who do this, but I'm sure their fun would wear off in a short time. As a result, their town would end up with the fastest riders in the world, since they'd end up putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,532
Posted By Aaron_F

As someone mentioned, clean it with bleach. In...

As someone mentioned, clean it with bleach. In the future, come home, fill it full of water, and store it in the fridge. It's what I've always done, and I've never gotten mold. The thing you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,785
Posted By Aaron_F

As a short-distance sprinter and hill climber, I...

As a short-distance sprinter and hill climber, I often just race the segments, then spend a little time recovering. Nothing wrong with that if that's how you ride.

As for racing a segment just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Aaron_F

54. For me, it's easier to get comfortable...

54.

For me, it's easier to get comfortable on a frame that's one size smaller, than one size larger. Just raise the saddle and get a longer stem. Also, the smaller frame will weigh less and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,361
Posted By Aaron_F

Same here. When it comes to saddles, I just kept...

Same here. When it comes to saddles, I just kept trying different models until I found 2 that fit me perfectly for all-day rides. When it comes to shoes and shorts, they basically all feel the same...
04-15-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 561,644
Posted By Aaron_F

This probably belongs here: ...

This probably belongs here:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3436/5831055114_010666a592_b.jpg
04-15-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,142
Posted By Aaron_F

I did this very thing recently. You can check it...

I did this very thing recently. You can check it out here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/fixed-single-speed/havent-shown-you-guys-my-dinglespeed-yet-271286.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,125
Posted By Aaron_F

I have over 3,500mi on that same chain since last...

I have over 3,500mi on that same chain since last May, and it's always worked flawlessly. OP is angry, and not really sure what he's doing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,806
Posted By Aaron_F

Moon Saddle (http://www.moonsaddle.com/) ...

Moon Saddle (http://www.moonsaddle.com/)

http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/o5234.2x63k/v/vspfiles/photos/MS-SADDLE-2012-BLUE-2.jpg?1319302814
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,125
Posted By Aaron_F

Thank you, I was going to say the same thing. ...

Thank you, I was going to say the same thing.

BTW, I only use KMC SL chains on my bikes, and everything shifts perfectly all the time. Stop blaming the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By Aaron_F

Anytime I browse new bikes at the LBS, I notice...

Anytime I browse new bikes at the LBS, I notice nearly all of them have Shimano components. My guess is, the typical rider buys a complete bike and just leaves well enough alone.

I'd like to see...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Posted By Aaron_F

Thanks, guys. Randomgear, that photos helps a...

Thanks, guys. Randomgear, that photos helps a ton more than the descriptions I've read. Yes, it's for a road bike, but I'm spreading the frame to 130mm in the rear, so I'm concerned about...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Posted By Aaron_F

How to notch DS chainstay to better clear small chainring?

Title says it all. What's a good method for doing this on a steel frame?
04-02-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Aaron_F

16 x 8 rear spoke lacing?

This hub (http://www.bikehubstore.com/SuperLight-211-p/sl211.htm) comes in 12x12 or 16x8 lacing for a 24-hole. I'm wondering what the advantage is to the 16x8 design, and also how you'd go about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,599
Posted By Aaron_F

I ride a 53 large ring and 11-23 cassette. When...

I ride a 53 large ring and 11-23 cassette. When you have a good tailwind downhill, that 53/11 is an awesome gear to be in.
03-05-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By Aaron_F

Spoke Length Question

According to my spoke length calcs, I need 285mm spokes for my front wheel, but I can only find them in 284mm and 286mm. So, what's the better choice, slightly too long, or too short?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-28-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,217
Posted By Aaron_F

Correct. Anyway, the frame served it's purpose...

Correct. Anyway, the frame served it's purpose for 10 years and has since been retired.
11-25-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 30,996
Posted By Aaron_F

I once went in looking for some MTB tires that'd...

I once went in looking for some MTB tires that'd do a better job hooking up on leaf-covered trails. It was my first autumn riding, and my semi-slicks were letting me down. The mechanic/salesman...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,932
Posted By Aaron_F

Just fine, with about 2,000mi+ on them since May....

Just fine, with about 2,000mi+ on them since May. I had to re-true them after the initial break-in, but they've been perfect since.




I weigh between 145 and 150. I have no idea what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By Aaron_F

It's a KMC X10SL.

It's a KMC X10SL.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,932
Posted By Aaron_F

$430, 1,287g, built them myself: ...

$430, 1,287g, built them myself:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5062/5671430648_734af65ef4_b.jpg

More pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/one9us/sets/72157626424597799/
Full info on all...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,217
Posted By Aaron_F

I bought a Gary Fisher SuperCaliber race frame in...

I bought a Gary Fisher SuperCaliber race frame in 1999, and stripped it the very next day. NEVER put anything on it but trail dirt, and retired it in 2009. Zero issues.

More pics: ...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,217
Posted By Aaron_F

Take it to a powder coater. ~$80 and zero effort...

Take it to a powder coater. ~$80 and zero effort on your part, and you'll get a great finish. I wasted so many hours stripping the paint off my frame, priming it, sanding the primer, and then...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,698
Posted By Aaron_F

No, don't sand it. I just had a frame powder...

No, don't sand it. I just had a frame powder coated, and the guy just sprayed clear on after. Just make sure you have high quality clear, and not some crap in a spray can.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Aaron_F

Nevermind, I figured it out, and did a how-to: ...

Nevermind, I figured it out, and did a how-to: http://gearinches.com/blog/how-to/how-to-rivet-an-sti-cable-stop
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Aaron_F

It's going to be a dinglespeed, so I'm using a...

It's going to be a dinglespeed, so I'm using a Paul Melvin tensioner instead of a rear derailer. I found a DMR chain tug with built-in hanger for it to mount to.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Aaron_F

Need to pop rivet STI guide, having an issue

My problem is, the center section of the rivets--the piece that the rivet gun grabs hold of, and which breaks off once it's riveted--is too short to grab with my gun.

First off, the gun can't get...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Aaron_F

Thanks again for the help. I got a Park TAP-8...

Thanks again for the help. I got a Park TAP-8 and used a 5/32" bit to drill the hole. Was easy as cake and only took a few minutes. This may be the only EighthInch Scrambler with a front derailer...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Aaron_F

Correct, thanks a bunch!

Correct, thanks a bunch!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Aaron_F

Under BB guide thread size?

I bought an under BB cable guide from Nova Cycles (http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/DELRON-UNDER-BOTTOM-BRACKET-GUIDE.html), but have no idea what size tap to use for the bolt. Any...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Aaron_F

Well, I ended up getting it riveted! I decided...

Well, I ended up getting it riveted! I decided what I needed was some sort of spacer to raise the riveter up high enough that the head cleared the stop, so I headed to Ace Hardware. I found...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Aaron_F

I wouldn't even know where to begin modifying it,...

I wouldn't even know where to begin modifying it, and I'd rather not f- up my frame or the stops in the process. Kinda sucks, because I was planning on doing primer tonight, and now I'm going to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Aaron_F

Which rivet gun?

I'm adding some rivet-on brake cable stops (http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/CABLE-STOP-SINGLE-RIVET-BLK.html) to a frame that doesn't have any. Holes are drilled, stops are ready to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Aaron_F

Great advice, thanks!

Great advice, thanks!
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