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10-12-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Jixr

the bearings don't feel gritty or crunchy, not...

the bearings don't feel gritty or crunchy, not quiet, but not noisy. The wheels have probably close to 2500 miles on them, and 2 seasons of cyclocross and some gravel riding.

I've even removed the...
10-12-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Jixr

Does unloaded wheel spin matter?

I have a DT swiss R32 spline wheelset, and its the nicest wheelset I have.

Though when you flip my bike upside down, and spin the wheels by hand, they don't spin anywhere near as long as two of my...
06-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jixr

Trek T100 Double Cross

Hi all, my mom bought a trek t100 double cross at a garage sale for $50, then gave it to me.

Its a too big for me, and the front shifter doesn't work ( shimano xt st-m092 if anyone knows of a...
09-20-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By Jixr

Shoe fitting help?

Trying to buy my first pair of higher end cycling shoes, and i'm having really bad luck.

There is no LBS around that carries anything higher end, so I've been buying and returning shoes online for...
09-02-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jixr

I'm running 170mm cranks, and while new cranks...

I'm running 170mm cranks, and while new cranks could be an option, its an expensive one. and would only give me 5mm, which wouldn't help.

I found pedal extenders that can go out up to 30mm, which...
09-02-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jixr

Pedal spacers to reduce toe overlap?

I'm short, my frame is small, and the toe overlap on my cross bike is massive.

I've been trying to figure out to reduce/prevent toe overlap, and I got to thinking maybe some pedal spacers to push...
08-22-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Jixr

Recommend me 35mm Cyclocross tires?

Looking for some tires for this upcoming season. Looking for recommendations

Requirements
-Tubeless ready
- larger than 33mm, I'd like 35's if possible ( no rules in my league )
- Tread for dry...
07-18-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Jixr

Question about hub/wheel drag

I have two bikes, both with nice wheelsets ( one dt swiss hubs, another with aviee hubs, both cartridge bearings ) when the bike is flipped upside down, one of the wheels spins very easily and...
06-18-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Jixr

I'm one of those idiots who rides fixed gear the...

I'm one of those idiots who rides fixed gear the whole time, but this year am considering bringing my nice bike, hoping it won't be too easy that its boring with a geared bike. Soon i'll be stripping...
06-18-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Jixr

Q: 1x and hydro disc for do everything bike?

I currently have a bike that is rocking full 105 5800 and disc brakes. And its my do everything bike.

I social ride on it, do charity events, the occasional 100 mile ride, light gravel, and in the...
05-16-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Jixr

sweet, well i just heard back from Vee, and they...

sweet, well i just heard back from Vee, and they are going to warranty the tire.

Gonna have that little bit of worry in the back of my head now, but customer service is pretty good.
05-16-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Jixr

Tread torn off new tire? normal?

I have a set of vee crown gem tires, aprox 150 miles on them.

Yesterday i was riding on the road, and my front tire ( set up tubeless ) gave out, and I checked over the tire to see that a chunk of...
03-26-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jixr

yeah, i've thought about that, maybe just...

yeah, i've thought about that, maybe just practice on riding more in the drops, as in the drops I can reach the levers fine and get way more braking power/leverage.

I have also thought about...
03-26-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jixr

yeah i've brought the levers in as much as I can....

yeah i've brought the levers in as much as I can.

I guess its not really dead space, just not a whole lot of initial bite. I don't like the progressiveness of the brakes, i'd much rather have a...
03-26-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jixr

yeah, i've thought about cross tops, I've used...

yeah, i've thought about cross tops, I've used them before on other bikes, but generally not a fan of them since they are so inboard next to the stem it kinda creates a pretty unstable situation when...
03-26-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jixr

Yeah i figured that, but most of that problem is...

Yeah i figured that, but most of that problem is my hands are so small ( i'm a short dude riding a 51cm frame ) that i'm good on the first bit of the travel where the bottoms of the levers with the...
03-26-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,650
Posted By Jixr

Problem Solvers Travel Agent pully?

So here is the deal, I have a cross bike, and I hate the way the (cable) braking is on it, and I can't afford to go hydro.

Main complaints is the amount of play in the levers before cable...
03-02-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By Jixr

ah, yeah mabye thats my problem, the bike has one...

ah, yeah mabye thats my problem, the bike has one of those old school shimano super low 34t granny gears.

I guess for now I can just set the low gear screw so it won't shift into the granny gear...
02-28-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By Jixr

not sure how that would help? problem still exist...

not sure how that would help? problem still exist if its in the small or large ring in the front
02-28-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By Jixr

No b-limit screw, jockey wheel hitting cassette

Hi all, I picked up an old early 90's trek 700 that i'm fixing up.

The rear derallieur does not have a b limit screw ( Shimano Atlus c20 ) and the jockey wheel keeps hitting the cassette teeth.
...
12-29-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jixr

yeah, its actually the exact size for my bike,...

yeah, its actually the exact size for my bike, and i'm tempted to go for it.
12-29-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jixr

For clarification, I'm an experience road rider,...

For clarification, I'm an experience road rider, but fairly new to the mtb game. Aside from some old 26" budget bikes, this is my first modern mid level mtb.

But back on topic.

I found a used...
12-19-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jixr

the thing is kenda has cheap OEM versions of all...

the thing is kenda has cheap OEM versions of all their tires. For example the Small block eights which are very popular on cheap cyclocross bikes, are NOT the same tire compounds and performance of...
12-18-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Jixr

Should I upgrade tires on new bike?

I recently picked up a new mtb, and the stock tires on it are kenda havoks.

I've never ridden a kenda tire I've liked, and i know these are cheap pencil eraser rubber tires. They are super heavy...
11-08-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,855
Posted By Jixr

well i live in the south, were the last time we...

well i live in the south, were the last time we had ice on the road was over 8 years ago, so 'winter bikes' aren't really thing here. ( winter is good riding sesaon really, before it gets too hot ) ...
11-07-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,855
Posted By Jixr

yeah after getting it home I think i'm just going...

yeah after getting it home I think i'm just going to drop it off at the local co op. Its the middle of cyclocross season and i'd rather spend my play money on entry fee's than fixing up another bike....
11-07-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,855
Posted By Jixr

sticker says its a 52.5cm, which is my size.

sticker says its a 52.5cm, which is my size.
11-07-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,855
Posted By Jixr

no idea on the year, its not lugged.

no idea on the year, its not lugged.
11-07-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,855
Posted By Jixr

90's Trek 700 worth fixing up?

Picked up a trek mulittrack 700 for $20, mainly because i wanted the saddle and rack that were on it.


It needs new brake systems front and rear, ( levers, cables, calipers, everything ) chain,...
10-26-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jixr

to the eye, wheel seems true, so for now i just...

to the eye, wheel seems true, so for now i just put a zip tie around the problem spoke and another, and gently squeezed it together till it clears.

I'm not great with wheel truing so i'm not...
10-26-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jixr

Spoke hits brake caliper ( disc )

I got some new wheels, and got them all set up, but one spoke very lightly rubs my brake caliper on my front wheel.

I've respaced the pads and everything to get it over as much as I can, but i'm...
10-13-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By Jixr

Where to get team/club jerseys made?

My group has been long talking about getting some custom jerseys or hats made for us.

Finally taking a look at it, and we would need around 10-20 made. Everything I've looked at looks like it is...
10-09-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

bought a used state warhawk this weekend, rode it...

bought a used state warhawk this weekend, rode it for a bit and its not for me, going to repost it for sale sometime this week.

Since the cinelli work is discontinued as well, i think i'm just...
10-07-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

I am in Austin! I sent you a pm. If its a smaller...

I am in Austin! I sent you a pm. If its a smaller sized frame ( 51-53 ) i'll buy it
10-07-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

yeah, the warhawk is 135mm, yeah lots of the...

yeah, the warhawk is 135mm, yeah lots of the cheaper ones were 120mm rear spacing, but I guess they kinda fell out of style when disc brake bikes started becoming more mainstream on road bikes.
10-04-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By Jixr

Garmin HRM3-SS not reading?

I have a garmin hrm3-ss ( that came with the garmin 520 bundle ) that I can't get to read.

I've replaced the battery, did the trick where you connect the terminals to reset the unit, and at best I...
10-02-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By Jixr

updated, see first post.

updated, see first post.
10-01-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By Jixr

Yup, turns out it was the cable was just dirty...

Yup, turns out it was the cable was just dirty from some cross racing.

This is my first time owning a cross bike and i've been riding it pretty hard compared all my other bikes which have been...
10-01-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By Jixr

Shift cable housing bend

Update I'm a dummy, this being my first offroad bike, seems some dirt and mud has got into the cable making it a bit dirty, some lube and all is well now. Down the road i'll look into some sealed...
09-29-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

I'm specifically looking for a steel single...

I'm specifically looking for a steel single speed.

I have a nice carbon cross bike, but would like to find something along the lines of the nashbar sscx so I can swap in my nice parts of my track...
09-28-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

yeah, i've thought about the WT, but i'm not...

yeah, i've thought about the WT, but i'm not really a fan of it. I'd really like something with v brakes.
09-28-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,865
Posted By Jixr

No more cheap sscx bikes left?

Been poking around at the idea of a cheap sscx bike, but seems to me I can't find them anymore?

Lots of ones I know of have been discontinued ( nashbar sscx, windsor sscx, etc )

are there any...
09-01-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jixr

What model of SIDI shoes are these?

Picked these guys up, seemingly new.

https://i.imgur.com/rDMnBZA.jpg



Wanted to try to identify what model they are.

They are 42's and my other cycling shoes are 42's and 43's.
08-13-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Jixr

FWIW, I live in a city where 11pm traffic jams on...

FWIW, I live in a city where 11pm traffic jams on a Sunday night is considered 'lite traffic' and everyone plays a fun game of 'honk as soon as the lights turn green' to give everyone texting a heads...
08-13-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Jixr

Add lights to hitch rack?

I got a hitch kit for my car, along with a new hitch rack that holds the bikes up by the wheels.

The rack sticks out a good 2-3' from the back of my car, and with a bike mounted the brake lights...
08-09-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jixr

update Ended up ordering some...

update

Ended up ordering some compressionless cables, and some cheap clarks brake pads, and its much much better now than what the stock pads and cheap housing were.

Nothing super amazing, but...
08-04-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jixr

well for me the hy/rd's seem nice since I just...

well for me the hy/rd's seem nice since I just built this bike up and don't see myself moving to full hydro for a very long time ( unless i happen to snag an epic deal on the shifters )
08-04-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jixr

Yeah, the idea of compressionless housing seems a...

Yeah, the idea of compressionless housing seems a bit silly to me, but i guess i'll pick some up and give them a try. my bike does not have stops for the housing, so the rear brake housing goes from...
08-01-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jixr

TRP HY/RD upgrade?

I currently have TRP spyre-c brakes, and they are alright, but i'd like something with more initial bite, espc on the rear wheel as I like to lock it up and slide it around corners.

reviews seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Jixr

I usually run 70-80psi. Though to be fair my...

I usually run 70-80psi.

Though to be fair my old bike had carbon wheels and some nice race tires, but i ended up selling it because it was just too uncomfortable and limiting for me.
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