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12-05-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,031
Posted By DorkDisk

I am hoping to finish this winter bike build...

I am hoping to finish this winter bike build soon, even though so far its been very mild in NYC. 94 Trek 750; need to evaporust some kickstand damage, paint it over, and frame-save it. It's not going...
12-04-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By DorkDisk

I like em so much, even my flat pedals click in. ...

I like em so much, even my flat pedals click in.

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12-04-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By DorkDisk

I had a Diverge Comp E5 (standard drop bar) for...

I had a Diverge Comp E5 (standard drop bar) for two days. I wanted to like it but ended up returning it due to QC I did not want to deal with. I did weigh the stock 54 without pedals:
...
12-04-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By DorkDisk

I've noticed that the large barrel front shifter...

I've noticed that the large barrel front shifter requires less cable pull on a conventional front derailleur. This sounds obvious, but this helps people with small hands as the lever throw is smaller...
12-03-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,068
Posted By DorkDisk

I like 90s MTBs but really, really, really dig my...

I like 90s MTBs but really, really, really dig my modern rigs.

Posting my mid 90s MTBs in chronological order:

91 Haro Extreme...
12-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By DorkDisk

I've haven't experienced that; my cables break in...

I've haven't experienced that; my cables break in the shifter after 5 months (a common issue,) so I replace them every 3 months. With the newest generation Shimano brifters, one should just swap the...
12-03-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,803
Posted By DorkDisk

Last shop I worked at in NYC (2017) paid the head...

Last shop I worked at in NYC (2017) paid the head mech $17/hr.

And access to wholesale prices.
12-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By DorkDisk

Nope.jpg

Nope.jpg
12-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By DorkDisk

Perhaps the bottom bracket was swapped out and...

Perhaps the bottom bracket was swapped out and the new one is too wide, causing the crankset to be too outboard.
12-02-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe these guys can figure something out? Darimo...

Maybe these guys can figure something out? Darimo make aftermarket aero profile seatposts (http://darimo.eu/en/darimo-t1-loop-seatpost-aero-not-round), including a dropper post; maybe they can make a...
12-02-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,924
Posted By DorkDisk

Alpha and Omega

My oldest and newest bikes are black. Both frame up builds.
93 Breezer Lightning
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12-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By DorkDisk

For wholesale, Im not sure. For retail, my op has...

For wholesale, Im not sure. For retail, my op has links for ea, click on the number
12-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By DorkDisk

PSA Microshift thumbshifter/bar end shifters can change speeds without buying new shi

After various interactions with bikey people, I realized that many people do not realize one advantage to Microshift thumbshifters and bar end shifters is their ability to switch gearing via a simple...
11-30-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By DorkDisk

Suspension forks could leak out if upside down.

Suspension forks could leak out if upside down.
11-30-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By DorkDisk

Another option is a weird stem, like the Happy...

Another option is a weird stem, like the Happy Stem (https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/vo-happy-stem-31-8mm) or Cigne stem...
11-30-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,582
Posted By DorkDisk

Time for a new bike ;-]

Time for a new bike
;-]
11-29-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,182
Posted By DorkDisk

I've a few 90s MTB, a few even as original owner....

I've a few 90s MTB, a few even as original owner.







<-------- most are listed here.
11-29-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DorkDisk

This link will download a pdf for the roubaix,...

This link will download a pdf for the roubaix, which uses a FS. (https://media.specialized.com/support/collateral/0000134021.pdf)
11-29-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By DorkDisk

From my brief interest in the Diverge, my...

From my brief interest in the Diverge, my understanding is that the fork steerer is slotted as well; a new fork is highly likely. I doubt this is an aftermarket item, but a warranty part. At best, OP...
11-29-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 886
Posted By DorkDisk

Like most, I really like my Spurcycle bell. I do...

Like most, I really like my Spurcycle bell. I do have more of these Knog bells though, as they are easier to place. For example, on a flat bar 1x setup, one can snug it up right next to the brake...
11-28-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,047
Posted By DorkDisk

Oldest bike I've had since new would be this 93...

Oldest bike I've had since new would be this 93 Breezer Lightning. Buying an old bike is easy.
...
11-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By DorkDisk

"Indexed steering," likely a brinelled (dented)...

"Indexed steering," likely a brinelled (dented) cup that a ball dips into. It could also be too tight.
11-25-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By DorkDisk

I use a 40 on road, and that is my shoulder to...

I use a 40 on road, and that is my shoulder to shoulder width but for my dirt-y road bike I went one size up at the hoods (42) and really like it. But nothing stops someone from using the same hood...
11-23-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By DorkDisk

Gas stations, this electric pump from Fumpa...

Gas stations, this electric pump from Fumpa (https://www.fumpapumps.com/shop/minifumpa/).
11-20-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 2,716,819
Posted By DorkDisk

3 steel cross bikes, getting coffee in Queens ...

3 steel cross bikes, getting coffee in Queens

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11-19-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,514
Posted By DorkDisk

Ultrasonic cleaner

Ultrasonic cleaner
11-18-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By DorkDisk

+1 for layering. You need a wicking layer to get...

+1 for layering. You need a wicking layer to get the sweat off your skin and you need a windproof layer. In between the two you add layers for warmth. Wool is great.

Sheets of newspaper in your...
11-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 152,470
Posted By DorkDisk

There are some nice parts on that. Is that a Ti...

There are some nice parts on that. Is that a Ti Syncros seatpost?
11-17-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By DorkDisk

For me, its just not fun to bleed brakes. I dig...

For me, its just not fun to bleed brakes. I dig tools, and there is nothing tool-y about hoses, syringes, and funnels.

Its like being a plumber, with plastic tools.
11-17-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By DorkDisk

I currently have two or three new Knog Oi bells,...

I currently have two or three new Knog Oi bells, in addition to one of the original ones. The new design rectifies the flimsy original striker. I also have an original Spurcycle; the new knog is more...
11-16-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By DorkDisk

Silver is the one to get. Easier to check for...

Silver is the one to get. Easier to check for cracks.

My recollection is that Toplines flexed a lot at the arms. They were also not low profile, so a heavier 122mm spindle on a triple. Im not the...
11-16-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By DorkDisk

They resemble Topline SL's from the 90's I...

They resemble Topline SL's from the 90's

I had two pairs of made-in-USA Toplines, cracked one and got another pair free. Cracked that also and switched to RaceFace for a tiny bit more weight, I...
11-14-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By DorkDisk

I'm not an expert, but I have a 2 bikes with 10...

I'm not an expert, but I have a 2 bikes with 10 sp shifters (XTR and Microshift thumbs) and 11sp derailleurs (XT 8000) and 10sp cassettes with no issues. Many others have done this also.
11-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By DorkDisk

The noodle. Not my fave. At best, it hits...

The noodle. Not my fave. At best, it hits "center" at an angle. What is happening in this pic is an interaction with Shimano's "EZ" something "straddle rod" which adds another curve to the cable,...
11-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By DorkDisk

jagwire do make a few full kits...

jagwire do make a few full kits (https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits) with all the accessories at various trim levels in a few select colors. As you go up in price, you get more doodads for...
11-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By DorkDisk

The only 70mm BB I know is Italian. If so, its...

The only 70mm BB I know is Italian. If so, its either 68mm (English threads) or 70mm (Italian threads). 68mm hollowtech II BBs do not include spacers in the box. My understanding is that MTB BB cups...
11-11-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By DorkDisk

I thought they were there to make me look silly...

I thought they were there to make me look silly as I fruitlessly try to get the wheels back further.
11-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By DorkDisk

The thing is that GRX and road hollowtech II BB's...

The thing is that GRX and road hollowtech II BB's don't use spacers.
11-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By DorkDisk

My guess is that newer derailleurs have a more...

My guess is that newer derailleurs have a more limited range of motion. That was my experience on another bike trying to use a modern triple front derailleur (Deore) with a modern double XT crank (no...
11-11-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By DorkDisk

For reference, here is a Rapid Rise derailleur...

For reference, here is a Rapid Rise derailleur (L) with a "normal" one (R) in the resting position. As its name implies, the RR unit is "open" and splayed inwards where the large cogs would be,...
11-10-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,041
Posted By DorkDisk

So I've had this set up wrong the whole time ...

So I've had this set up wrong the whole time

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I was wondering why the ad had the nose...
11-10-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By DorkDisk

Cannot comment on your specific case, but I've...

Cannot comment on your specific case, but I've run non-indexed derailleurs (Suntour VX, generics) with indexed shifters (XT thumbs) with luck (and clicks)

YMMV
11-10-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By DorkDisk

FWIW I have one GRX crank shifting fine with a...

FWIW I have one GRX crank shifting fine with a 600 front derailleur, but its friction. GRX cranks are back in stock.
11-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,976
Posted By DorkDisk

Bikes I couldn't afford BITD

Bikes I couldn't afford BITD
11-09-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By DorkDisk

I like Bikegeocalc.com...

I like Bikegeocalc.com (http://www.bikegeocalc.com)
11-09-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By DorkDisk

You'll need a new chain as well, but probably can...

You'll need a new chain as well, but probably can keep the front derailleur and front shifter if you don't mind mismatched shifters.

11sp cassettes fit on 10 sp freehubs if the large tooth is...
11-09-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By DorkDisk

+1 on 46/30 sub compact crank with 36t cassette....

+1 on 46/30 sub compact crank with 36t cassette. Keep in mind that a few 46/30 cranks, such as GRX, have a +2.5mm chainline in comparison to a road crank, which might need a new front derailleur...
11-09-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By DorkDisk

Yes, its a thing; done to give a gentler curve...

Yes, its a thing; done to give a gentler curve for the housing at the downtube/ headtube. I do it whenever possible.

Edit: the right shifter cable goes left of the head tube, and vice-versa. At...
11-07-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,103
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Teesdale Kona Hot

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11-07-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By DorkDisk

Sora is 9sp, I think you are confused with Tiagra...

Sora is 9sp, I think you are confused with Tiagra 10 sp which changed to 11sp cable pull while staying at 10sp.
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