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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,843
Posted By idc

I have bikes with MTB BB7s, road BB7s, SRAM...

I have bikes with MTB BB7s, road BB7s, SRAM hydros, Hylex hydros, Shimano LX hydros, ridden around 1000mi on Shimano road hydros, and a bunch of rim brake bikes. I'd say rim brakes are fine for road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,830
Posted By idc

In my experience, yes, it can be a "good" road...

In my experience, yes, it can be a "good" road bike. But not great.

I sold my old CX "race" bike and converted my old road geo bike to a fixed gear a bit over a year ago, and planned to ride a...
11-28-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,683
Posted By idc

My pit bike has a rear 30mm Schwalbe because...

My pit bike has a rear 30mm Schwalbe because that's about all that will fit (not a proper CX bike). Otherwise I run PDXs or MXPs which end up measuring around 34-35mm on my rims. Good enough for just...
04-20-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By idc

Same spline but not the same fit. A XT left crank...

Same spline but not the same fit. A XT left crank is not compatible with a XTR spindle, for example.



EDIT: I talked to Stages, XTR has a different spline depth, but XT and below should be...
04-19-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By idc

Shimano MTB left crank arm compatibility

So I have a M780/M785 left crank arm (Stages). I want to be able to use it with an old beater bike, and wondering what other old Shimano Deore/SLX/XT level cranksets will be compatible? Not looking...
03-10-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,966
Posted By idc

If you're used to handling on the racier road...

If you're used to handling on the racier road frames and prefer that riding style you're probably fine with a CX bike. I bought my CX bikes for gravel, commuting and CX racing and rarely run anything...
03-10-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,228
Posted By idc

I wouldn't go with a Roadhouse for tire clearance...

I wouldn't go with a Roadhouse for tire clearance reasons anyway (30mm tires, up to maybe 35mm max in the rear), it's more like the Salsa Colossal. (Renegades do have Shimano hydros - but yeah only...
03-10-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,638
Posted By idc

Partial road set up... just a different front...

Partial road set up... just a different front wheel/tire. Gearing is too low for real road use though.

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03-10-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By idc

Wow. Nice. Although that price is GBP not Euro.

Wow. Nice. Although that price is GBP not Euro.
03-10-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,386
Posted By idc

Heard about this one - it's cool but another...

Heard about this one - it's cool but another moving piece to worry about maintaining (albeit a simple one). Using an old-fashioned double/triple without needing a clutch gives you tons of options.
03-09-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,172
Posted By idc

Pretty sure I've had the rear shift cable...

Pretty sure I've had the rear shift cable replaced at least once on the Jake in it's lifetime. Probably the front shift cable too. The rear brake cable has definitely been replaced (started getting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,524
Posted By idc

I tend to agree, I have 2 Capreo hubs as well but...

I tend to agree, I have 2 Capreo hubs as well but would probably prefer dual drive from what I've read, and you get to use regular cassettes.



Very nice! x2
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By idc

^ this. Stridas ride pretty nice on flat...

^ this.

Stridas ride pretty nice on flat terrain.
03-03-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,172
Posted By idc

Zombie thread I know, but I finally got around to...

Zombie thread I know, but I finally got around to switching it! I just bought an adapter an ebay and it fit fine... I have 4300+ miles on the Jake now. Will test ride it later today probably.

FWIW...
02-18-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,176
Posted By idc

I've been researching a similar set of parameters...

I've been researching a similar set of parameters for a while too but I'm also hunting a light frame, hydro disc brakes and thru axles. Ideally I'm looking at something to replace both my road and CX...
02-18-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By idc

Yeah agreed that's a bit unbelievable. I've also...

Yeah agreed that's a bit unbelievable. I've also blown off tires not much higher than max pressure, although it depends a lot on the rim (not just the tire).

I'm < 150lbs with ~20-30 lb bikes and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 102,004
Posted By idc

Sorry for the late reply to this post, but I...

Sorry for the late reply to this post, but I loved Andrew's write-up, and the photos from your son are great too.

Really an excellent outcome and a beautiful bike. Especially given some of the...
10-19-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,009
Posted By idc

Huh, interesting. I have the same bike and it's...

Huh, interesting. I have the same bike and it's also the first time I've had thru axles (excepting my MTB, which I don't ride as much).

I was curious about this too because every time I remove the...
10-08-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,372
Posted By idc

I have one in 17t but only did a few miles on it...

I have one in 17t but only did a few miles on it before I went to fixed. My others are all WI freewheels, it didn't seem as smooth as those, but low miles = tough to really tell.
10-08-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By idc

On hilly rides with lots of descending I prefer...

On hilly rides with lots of descending I prefer having both brakes on a fixed gear. Obviously your legs are still spinning but they don't have to apply any forward or backward pressure really.
10-08-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By idc

The only issues (other than if the dropouts...

The only issues (other than if the dropouts aren't long enough for all the options) might be the tire clearance for the 22/34 and the rear brake position might need fiddling which would be pretty...
10-08-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,271
Posted By idc

I run a 28mm Clement Strada LGG on my FG these...

I run a 28mm Clement Strada LGG on my FG these days. I also got rid of most of my Gatorskins - just hate their feel and grip in the wet.

The idea of high PSI <25mm tires being faster in street...
10-03-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By idc

46/17 sounds about right to me although it...

46/17 sounds about right to me although it depends a little on the tire size. If you're running 29ers with studs maybe 44/17 would be better.



Gear inches don't account for crank length.
03-30-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,072
Posted By idc

Same here. I run SPD SL on my main fixed...

Same here.

I run SPD SL on my main fixed gear (Wabi) and my geared road bike. Most of my other bikes have MTB style pedals (Crank Brothers).

I used on Crank Bros for years and then once I tried...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

Thanks! I may well try that one.

Thanks! I may well try that one.
03-10-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By idc

I use Candys because I love the little platform,...

I use Candys because I love the little platform, and the ease of entry/exit. I've had Candy 1s for years but recently bought a couple of Candy 2s and they seem more solid. I've heard plenty of...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By idc

My LBS carries Volagi and I know at least one...

My LBS carries Volagi and I know at least one very satisfied customer who uses the Volagi as their primary bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,504
Posted By idc

I've used flat pedals, toeclips, SPD, Crank Bros...

I've used flat pedals, toeclips, SPD, Crank Bros and SPD-SL. I still use 3 of those regularly, although my flat pedals these days have pins to make it harder to slip off them. I'm sure I would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By idc

If you want the smallest fold, then a Brompton is...

If you want the smallest fold, then a Brompton is the best option. Obviously the trade-off is ride quality, especially on less well paved surfaces with small wheels. Agree with others - go test ride...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,663
Posted By idc

Reminded me of the ridewithgps.com logo but then...

Reminded me of the ridewithgps.com logo but then it looks like a lot of others too. I would also suggest making it more obviously a folding bike design.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

I was thinking $100-300 depending on what I had...

I was thinking $100-300 depending on what I had swapped out. But since the folding mechanism relies on the seatpost being thick and sturdy (and heavy, and somewhat uncompliant), and there's not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

Yeah, I think I will leave the fork for now. I...

Yeah, I think I will leave the fork for now. I have a front fender/mudguard and V-brakes so quite a few things would have to change since most of these aftermarket forks are for fast road/tri bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

Thanks, yeah I'm running 406x 1.75 / 45mm. What...

Thanks, yeah I'm running 406x 1.75 / 45mm. What brakes were you running with 406? Seems like you would need long reach I guess?

Yeah I haven't removed the fork to weigh it but I think I read...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

Thanks guys. I think I will try one of the...

Thanks guys. I think I will try one of the generic carbon folding bike seatposts and yeah, lube the QR levers - I already get occasional post slipping issues with the stock post if I don't have the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 679,942
Posted By idc

Upgrades

Hi folks,

I've had my Swift for about 2.5 years now with moderate usage (~3500km, about 10% of my riding) and am looking to upgrade some parts. I have the second(?) generation Swift which is a bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 102,004
Posted By idc

Thanks, but my Swift is already the least ridden...

Thanks, but my Swift is already the least ridden bike in my stable. I could always sell my current iteration and replace it with the Ti Swift I suppose...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 102,004
Posted By idc

Just had to say, w-o-w that frame is nice....

Just had to say, w-o-w that frame is nice. Definitely looks like a totally different bike to my black aluminium Swift. Love the double top tube. I would almost be tempted, especially with a front...
09-24-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,498
Posted By idc

Huh, I'd never read that. Interesting, and it...

Huh, I'd never read that. Interesting, and it makes sense.

I ride between 30mm and 33mm tires, but mostly ride on wider ZTR/Iron Cross rims - I feel sometimes that even 32mms (which measure out to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 102,004
Posted By idc

Love it.

Love it.
08-01-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,509
Posted By idc

Same (I think). I ride between high 60s and high...

Same (I think). I ride between high 60s and high 70s for gear inches. I'm also 140lbs which helps.

300W FTP is pretty impressive.
07-31-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,509
Posted By idc

Agreed. I spin out around 30-35mph which is about...

Agreed. I spin out around 30-35mph which is about 145-170 rpm on my FG.
07-31-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By idc

I did this with my first SS: took off the...

I did this with my first SS: took off the shifters/FD/derailleur cables, adjusted rear derailleur to be used as a tensioner. No other changes necessary, even with vertical drops. I think I was using...
07-31-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,509
Posted By idc

Well, nothing really requires it if you have two...

Well, nothing really requires it if you have two sides on your hub and the right gearing:
Hizoku Cycles ? Single Speed Freewheeled / Fixed Gear Bike History...
07-31-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,318
Posted By idc

There's definitely a difference/dead spot in my...

There's definitely a difference/dead spot in my pedal stroke when I go to a freewheel bike after riding fixed for a while. It actually feels like I'm stopped or backpedaling around the 12/6 oclock...
07-31-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,509
Posted By idc

Simplicity, beauty, efficiency, Sheldon, friends...

Simplicity, beauty, efficiency, Sheldon, friends that also ride FG/SS.

Also, short climbs (< 5 min) don't require gears.
07-31-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,438
Posted By idc

I don't like classic curved drops either. ...

I don't like classic curved drops either.



^ this

Bullhorns would be my second preference.

Depends a little on the fit though. If you wanna run a longer stem drops are better, shorter...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,073
Posted By idc

Black and orange, one of my favorite color...

Black and orange, one of my favorite color schemes. Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By idc

I run 85 front 95 rear max for 23s. No pinch...

I run 85 front 95 rear max for 23s. No pinch flats at those pressures.

For 32s on a wider rim I'll run as low as 35-45. Did this a fair bit through the winter - comfy.
03-31-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,627
Posted By idc

Old thread I know but... curious to hear if this...

Old thread I know but... curious to hear if this did this help at all? The only time I've had issues with Crank Bros pedals is yeah, if too much of the shoe tread is contacting the area around the...
03-31-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By idc

I'm another guy that has Crank Bros on all my...

I'm another guy that has Crank Bros on all my bikes, mostly the Candy.

I've heard first-hand from other riders that Crank Bros pedals are good for about 3000-5000 miles - it seems that people who...
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