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06-03-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By dnfcx

Thank you for the response! I cant use the avid...

Thank you for the response! I cant use the avid stuff. Ive had them on two bikes and cant stand them.

Off to find my some 785s!

thanks again

-adam
06-01-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By dnfcx

Hydraulic Brakes - questions

I have a cyclocross frame with full cable internal routing.

I am converting it to a flat bar and was had a question regarding hydraulic brakes

I was looking at the Shimano 785 specifically. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By dnfcx

not spelling nerds though. That subject was...

not spelling nerds though. That subject was terrible....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By dnfcx

Hey - goemetry nerds. Fork question.

I have an older Salsa Casseroll that I use as my commuter and rain bike. I'm looking to replace the fork and thought about moving from the long reach to disc. Below Ive posted the current fork and...
08-28-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By dnfcx

thank you for the reply. The flat bar just seems...

thank you for the reply. The flat bar just seems the way to go - last year I spent maybe 1 minute a race in the drops.

Currently running a 100mm stem not on my drops, but spend most of my...
08-27-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By dnfcx

switch to flat bar

I've decided to switch to flat bar this year.

XO twist shifters, dont really care which levers. If I like it - Ill move on up to hydro disc.

to all of you that have made the swap, have you...
10-22-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,085
Posted By dnfcx

i did. I went with the 52. With a set...

i did. I went with the 52.

With a set back on the seatpost and a 110 stem - Im sitting pretty.

I get a bit of toe overlap on tight turns (90 degree tight), but I turn really badly and tend...
10-22-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By dnfcx

technique - help me out

all

I recently started to realize I am terrible at this sport. So help me get a little better

How to do you all get up those really short punchy climbs from a near stop? ie the down a 10ft...
10-16-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By dnfcx

What was the build? Right now Im on velocity...

What was the build? Right now Im on velocity hubs and A23 disc - so they are fairly light.
10-16-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By dnfcx

I saw these on Ebay they look perfect for...

I saw these on Ebay

they look perfect for the trainer and as craptastic backup wheels

look up:
Brand New SRAM 29er XLC Inverno niner Mountain Bike Wheelset Wheels Silverthe rims are pretty...
10-15-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By dnfcx

disc bike question - trainer wheel ?

All

I just moved to a disc Ridley x-fire and was wondering about the rear wheel on a trainer

can I just buy a cheap rear wheel off ebay for a 29er to use on my trainer?

I just want it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By dnfcx

done and done. thanks gents!

done and done. thanks gents!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By dnfcx

so basically - at beginner/ cat 5/4 weight is not...

so basically - at beginner/ cat 5/4 weight is not as important?

thanks guys
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By dnfcx

Racing crits and some RR - bike question

I have a Salsa Pistola. Good Steel bike with a cf fork. Sorta racey, but more of a sportif kinda bike. Higher head tube and 10mm longer in the stays than a caad10, allez, etc - weighs in at...
09-24-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,085
Posted By dnfcx

Ridley's size chart puts me square in the middle...

Ridley's size chart puts me square in the middle of the 52 and the 54 size-wise. a 56 would just be crazy big.
09-24-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,085
Posted By dnfcx

Ridley guys - sizing assistance

all

I am looking to move from my current Kona Major Jake to a Ridely x-ride.

My Major is a 56 and I'm running a 100mm stem. saddle height is 74cm. 6mm saddle tip to BB. 5cm drop to bars. im...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By dnfcx

if it is a toss up - why bother with alu these...

if it is a toss up - why bother with alu these days? Especially if you race road. rough roads just beat the snot out of you on alu. Not saying lower end CF is better.

Or would a lower end cf be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By dnfcx

high end Alu vs lower end carbon - SPecialized and Cannondale

Looking at the 2013 line up of specialized.

their new allez looks pretty nice. at the 2500 price point though - I could buy a tarmac with one spec lower on kit.

I think the same rings true for...
06-29-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By dnfcx

Opinions please

I have the option of buying a niner air 9 2011 or a 2012 cf stumpjumper 29 for the same price

The niner is full xt with nice stans wheels. the stumpy is the standard x9,x7 elixir 7 build with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,092
Posted By dnfcx

SMP saddle - sit bones pain - break in? or bad fit?

Ive been riding my smp evolution for two weeks now.

The saddle started out just fine, and then began to hurt my sit bones. As the miles add up - the pain has become worse. However - the pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,134
Posted By dnfcx

I ride Vittoria Pave in Green/black. They are...

I ride Vittoria Pave in Green/black. They are 24s, but ride better than any 23 I have found - speed and comfort. and the high tpi is sweet when you run a latex tube.
03-15-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By dnfcx

Portland Oregon. I am looking at 29ers...

Portland Oregon.

I am looking at 29ers specifically. at 5'10 Im always on the cusp of sizes...
03-15-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By dnfcx

Effective Top Tube conversion road to mtn

I ride road and CX - and after a terrible year in cx (my offroad skills blow) - I have decided to get a mtn bike and spend a lot of time on it this year.

My top tube is generally a 560mm (+/-5) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By dnfcx

saddle help

I am having a saddle issue.

I ride the Fizik Antares. I love it. it just fits. Especially whn I am on the hoods or top of the bars. When I go down to th drops, it gets fairly uncomfortable
...
06-24-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By dnfcx

chris king classic hubs 135-->130

I bought a set of used CK hubs laced 32H to open pros from a friend of mine. my cx bike is 132.5, but Id like to move the wheels between my road and cx frameset.

I would like to convert them back...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dnfcx

stem angle & drop. help me out?

I just bought a new frame and am trying to size it correctly.

Right now I have a 110mm -6 degree stem installed. Currently the reach to hoods is correct, but I'm about 2cm too high.

Since I...
05-06-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By dnfcx

I have. that's for the bearings and ringdrive. ...

I have. that's for the bearings and ringdrive. the o-rings and their tech site do not suggest any specific grease. I was just wondering if any one ind was better than another. viscosity etc
05-06-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By dnfcx

chris king hub simple maintenence - o-ring grease?

I was going to do the simple maintenance on my classic hubs today and was wondering what kind of grease you suggest to use for the o-rings.

any grease suggestions for this purpose are appreciated....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By dnfcx

When Ive experienced a reach that is too long - I...

When Ive experienced a reach that is too long - I find my neck and shoulders feel strained. Not the case here. I can be in the drops and not feel any strain on my neck and my arms are always bent....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By dnfcx

bars too high? lower back issue

Strange lower back issue started last week.

My back, instead of a flat or slight hump - feels like it is inverting. It causes my center of my lower back to get a bit cramped and after 40 miles or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By dnfcx

budget carbon rims

I keep seeing these cf 50mm rims advertised: TR001-50mm

any idea who makes them or what they are? I searched for them on this site and was unable to find any info.

for the price they seem...
02-16-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By dnfcx

thanks all

I've decided on the kona.


my local shop sells them
I like the alu weight over the salsa
I like the sram over the shimano.

and kona generally does not disappoint...
02-16-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By dnfcx

help me out. 29er choices

Over the last month I've taken a few bike out for a spin. I've narrowed it down to three

Kona Big Kahuna
Salsa El Mariachi
Giant xtc 1

All about the same price.

I dont know what makes one...
02-03-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By dnfcx

cx racer looking for a mtb bike - sggestions

Im a cx / roadie, but looking to race our local short track series this year. (Portland, OR)

I "could" do it on my cx bike i suppose, but Id rather do it right.

what kind of bike should I be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,516
Posted By dnfcx

powertap hub and open pro - which spokes

I just bought a powertap pro+ (32h) and have an extra Open Pro rim.

Planning to built it 3 cross.

which spokes do I buy? DT Swiss Rev? Comp?

Im not sure how to determine the spoke...
11-19-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By dnfcx

thanks for your help all. Ill be rolling the...

thanks for your help all.

Ill be rolling the short track on the major jake next year. Im not there to win, just ride. My goal is just to not get in anybody's way...

Also - I cant think of a...
11-15-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By dnfcx

I have the engine, but none of the skills...

Cyclocross:
I have the engine, but none of the skills...

Looking to do short track next year(http://www.portlandracing.com/index.html) to improve my abysmal off road skills.

Should I just I...
11-05-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,256
Posted By dnfcx

tubes question - valve nut purpose

what is the purpose of the threaded valve nut? Does it tighten the tube? keep it from slipping to avoid a pinch flat at the valve?

I have them on some bike and not on others. cant figure out...
10-31-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,765
Posted By dnfcx

thanks all! Ultegra 6700 it is. i...

thanks all!

Ultegra 6700 it is.

i appreciate the assistance.
10-29-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,765
Posted By dnfcx

dura ace BB replacement

My old 7800 BB has seen better days. Was looking to replace it. will the new 7900 stuff work? Or even the ultegra 6700? Or do I need to grab a 7800 set somewhere?
10-03-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By dnfcx

alpha Q CX-20 issue

so I went to remove my front brakes today and the right bolt was seized. I had to remove the entire canti post to get the arm off.

Now it looks like I need a replacement cantilever post (it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By dnfcx

i put the force gear on my rain bike.

i put the force gear on my rain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By dnfcx

Building a rain bike and need some sram assistance

Im building up a rain bike and had a question

I have a set of 2009 rival on my regular bike (salsa podio).

I have a set of 2007 Force in a box waiting to go on a bike.

is the 2007 force...
09-22-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By dnfcx

neuvation wheels for cx - aero4s

nevermind

i used the search function.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By dnfcx

sram crank question

I currently run rival cranks and just bought a set of older sram red cranks

since they both use the same cups etc, can I just swap them for my Rivals without dealing with shims/chainline etc?
06-28-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,421
Posted By dnfcx

no - i did not. should I have? Ive lowered bars...

no - i did not. should I have? Ive lowered bars before and Ive never had this issue.

the cable is not binding any where That I can see. Everything looks good. The only thing that I see that is...
06-20-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,421
Posted By dnfcx

front derailleur won't shift down - sram rival

(i wish i could change the title -... )I changed my bar height and now my front derailleur is giving me fits.

It will drop to the lower ring but it is finicky. the shifter clicks, but almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,857
Posted By dnfcx

it does. The pedal is in good shape. the time...

it does. The pedal is in good shape. the time xs have that water seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,857
Posted By dnfcx

the pedal threads in tight now. it gets about...

the pedal threads in tight now. it gets about half way in - and needs a wrench to spin it. It then gets easier again and tightens up really well.

I have yet to ride again though - my knee is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,857
Posted By dnfcx

if I pedal cant unwind itself - which is what I...

if I pedal cant unwind itself - which is what I thought, could a cross thread cause the issue? Since then it would be more of a "force" issue to come out (sprint)?

Im really just looking for the...
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