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06-10-19, 05:57 PM
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Posted By koolerb

Good insight. Thanks for this.

Good insight. Thanks for this.
06-10-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By koolerb

Stans wheel Dish

So I need to move my whole Stans Grail ZTR 2-3 mm toward the drive side. I'm thinking a quarter turn all the way around until I get there. Then true it. Any problems with this?
06-10-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

OK, I think the downside of this bike compared to...

OK, I think the downside of this bike compared to some other is rear tire clearance. I think my 700C, 40mm Ramblers stretched a little since I aired them up for the first time and I've got very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By koolerb

Believe I was running KoolStops.

Believe I was running KoolStops.
04-09-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,668
Posted By koolerb

Can't wait to see it.

Can't wait to see it.
03-26-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By koolerb

I have a bolt, I'd recommend a cadence sensor....

I have a bolt, I'd recommend a cadence sensor. Does everything you mentioned. Wahoo support is really good. At about a year old mine started charging inconsistently. Wahoo sent me a new one.
03-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

Yes, it's a pretty horizontal top tube compared...

Yes, it's a pretty horizontal top tube compared to most bikes there days. Advantage is lots of room in the triangle for "stuff". Disadvantage, stand-over may be taller than what you're used to. If...
03-08-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By koolerb

OK, I just tried to upload pics and it didn't...

OK, I just tried to upload pics and it didn't work. I powder coated and single speeded the one I got.
03-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By koolerb

I'd go with a goal of one loop. If you feel good...

I'd go with a goal of one loop. If you feel good after that keep going. If not pack up and go home.
03-08-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

I wouldn't worry about buying a Fuji, especially...

I wouldn't worry about buying a Fuji, especially if you find a good deal. Warranty? It's a bike. What's gonna break? Frames are all made in China and Taiwan along with everyone else's. They're solid....
03-08-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,073
Posted By koolerb

I used to ride with my Australian cattle Dog mutt...

I used to ride with my Australian cattle Dog mutt when she was younger. I was always afraid she was going to blow herself up but she loved it. We used to fight for the same piece of trail every once...
03-05-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By koolerb

My neighbor and I are going to do the Whiteface...

My neighbor and I are going to do the Whiteface mountain climb this spring in the Adirondacks.
03-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By koolerb

I used to do the Thatcher Park climb, and descent...

I used to do the Thatcher Park climb, and descent from Guilderland a few time a summer when I was a kid. Great ride, scary decent out of the other side of the park. Traffic, fast, sharp corners, and...
03-05-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By koolerb

Guessing you mean internal. I would, there's no...

Guessing you mean internal. I would, there's no downside.
03-05-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,116
Posted By koolerb

If you make it anywhere close to NY I'm in for...

If you make it anywhere close to NY I'm in for week.
02-27-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By koolerb

Yeah, it came with one but got lost. I'm using a...

Yeah, it came with one but got lost. I'm using a CycleOps QR which is drilled and tapped through on the non-lever side. The threaded end of the QR extends through and out a little bit. I need to make...
02-27-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

Pic of the 1.3 with with the 40's. Pretty awful...

Pic of the 1.3 with with the 40's. Pretty awful pic actually. Sorry about that.
02-27-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/1_dscn0172_46644c5a71ac4db4c66dc2afb65d3ba667ac78bd.jpg
02-27-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

5' 11 1/2" and I'm on a 56

5' 11 1/2" and I'm on a 56
02-27-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By koolerb

Thanks. I'm using the same trainer QR on both...

Thanks. I'm using the same trainer QR on both bikes, just swapping it back and forth.
02-26-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By koolerb

The minimum rear axle width for the SNAP is 130mm.

The minimum rear axle width for the SNAP is 130mm.
02-25-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By koolerb

2018 1.3, just went tubeless with 40mm Ramblers....

2018 1.3, just went tubeless with 40mm Ramblers. Can't wait till spring. Did a few gravel races with the stock 35's last year and some local on-off road riding. So far so good, I like it.
02-22-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By koolerb

Kickr Snap with 8 speed

Anyone using a Kickr Snap with an older bike, 8 speed, narrower at the axle than a newer bike. I just put my wife's bike on the snap and the axle screw started to get hard to turn as turned it...
02-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By koolerb

Competitive Cyclist, Jensen USA, local bike shop....

Competitive Cyclist, Jensen USA, local bike shop. Still lots of places to buy bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By koolerb

Sounds like you are moving on possibly, but back...

Sounds like you are moving on possibly, but back to the Zonda vs Race 3. I went through this thought process a few years ago and ended up going with the Zonda's because I found a great deal at Merlin...
02-07-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By koolerb

I think gravel vs rando, the gravel bike will...

I think gravel vs rando, the gravel bike will tend to have less BB drop, and a shorter chainstay. So, slightly higher BB and quicker rear end that a rando bike. That said if you compare geometries on...
02-07-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By koolerb

"Some" cargo hold are pressurized. Either way no...

"Some" cargo hold are pressurized. Either way no biggie. Just air them down before you give them to the airline.
02-07-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By koolerb

Very cool

Very cool
02-07-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,825
Posted By koolerb

Why do I pay for a bike fit and then feel the...

Why do I pay for a bike fit and then feel the need to screw up by continuing to fiddle with everything???
01-20-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By koolerb

I think from TA you can always convert to QR with...

I think from TA you can always convert to QR with adapters but not the other way around. I have a two year old set of Mavic Ksyrium Disc wheels that came QR along with adapters for TA for the front....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,774
Posted By koolerb

It's hard to tell from the outside but the bike...

It's hard to tell from the outside but the bike shop in my town that appears to be doing the best is the one with the restaurant and the bar. I've got 4 shops within 15 minutes of my house. We have...
01-10-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By koolerb

I really like Jenson, been my go to for the last...

I really like Jenson, been my go to for the last few years. Competitive Cyclist is pretty good too.
01-05-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,668
Posted By koolerb

Not sure which Defy disc you got but mine was in...

Not sure which Defy disc you got but mine was in serious need for wheel upgrade right out of the box. PR-2's, boat anchors. I din't go too crazy, got some Ksyrsuim Pro's week 1. I would trade mine...
01-04-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,449
Posted By koolerb

Did this guy write "take the lane" articles for...

Did this guy write "take the lane" articles for magazines in the late 80's-early 90's. After reading I took the lane for my whole 25 mile commute one day on the way home from work. Probably the most...
01-04-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,668
Posted By koolerb

Looks pretty incredible.

Looks pretty incredible.
01-04-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By koolerb

I signed up about a month ago, it pretty awesome....

I signed up about a month ago, it pretty awesome. I'm liking it. I'll definitely be stronger in the spring. Stronger mid summer, that remains to be seen.
01-01-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By koolerb

Ha, counter-punch. Don't know where that came...

Ha, counter-punch. Don't know where that came from...
12-31-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By koolerb

You can buy extractor kits that include the...

You can buy extractor kits that include the counter clock-wise drill bit. I don't think I've ever had to use the extractor. The LH drill bit always starts backing out the bolt before I'm done...
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,860
Posted By koolerb

Why the heck are they so heavy? Where's the...

Why the heck are they so heavy? Where's the weight, wheels?
12-31-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By koolerb

When I start to feel stiff and screwed up from...

When I start to feel stiff and screwed up from doing too much of one thing I resort to yoga and it always helps. If I were smart I would do do it on a regular schedule, like once or twice a week.
12-31-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,026
Posted By koolerb

Lot's of gravel bike choices out there right now....

Lot's of gravel bike choices out there right now. The selection is overwhelming. I have a Jari 1.3 since spring of 2018 and have no complaints. Some of the Breezers are pretty cool if you want steel....
Forum: Touring
12-28-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,860
Posted By koolerb

Fuji gets no love, I don't know why. Compare...

Fuji gets no love, I don't know why. Compare components, geometry weight, etc. Ride them all if you can. I wouldn't avoid the Fuji just because its a Fuji. I have one Fuji currently and I can't say...
12-26-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,668
Posted By koolerb

Hang in there. It's gonna be great.

Hang in there. It's gonna be great.
12-24-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,668
Posted By koolerb

Blast media for coating removal is still best....

Blast media for coating removal is still best. You have to make sure who ever is doing the work is using the correct media for the job. Plastic bead is what I've always used, I've heard walnut shell...
Forum: Touring
12-01-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By koolerb

I like your pickup truck.

I like your pickup truck.
12-01-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,114
Posted By koolerb

As long as your wheel is seated in the dropout...

As long as your wheel is seated in the dropout fully this shouldn't be an issue. The discs are bolted the hub, the calipers are bolted to the frame. Nothing's moving.
11-30-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,114
Posted By koolerb

Disc brakes are a no brainier. They are...

Disc brakes are a no brainier. They are lifesavers if you get caught in the rain, they don't wreck your wheels, and I have a ton more confidence on long/steep downhills with discs. There are a few...
Forum: Touring
11-30-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By koolerb

skookum, "Beer back to camp", I like it. Best...

skookum, "Beer back to camp", I like it. Best reason yet to run racks. Actually, I'm mapping craft breweries along the route now. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get people on board for this trip but...
11-29-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By koolerb

Don't think you can go wrong for $210. If you...

Don't think you can go wrong for $210. If you like the bike it's a good buy.
Forum: Touring
11-29-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By koolerb

My first overnight trip will be on the Erie canal...

My first overnight trip will be on the Erie canal trail from Buffalo to Syracuse camping either 2 or 3 nights. Panniers on a rear rack should do the trick. Also going to do a front handlebar bag or...
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