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10-01-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By adlai

How about the chain issues? how many links would...

How about the chain issues? how many links would a 46/30 front to 11-42 rear require?
10-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By adlai

SRAM front derailleur pull any different?

My bike frame has a braze on. I'm thinking of installing an ADVENT system in the rear with a double in the front. Only mountain braze on FD I can find is SRAM X7. Probably just do a bar end for the...
09-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,080
Posted By adlai

When I was looking at old steel frames on eBay...

When I was looking at old steel frames on eBay they often had dents in them. Aluminum doesn't seem to have dents.

Alu is also rust resistant.

It also looks oversized.
09-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,451
Posted By adlai

Going below 1:1 ratio

I'm contemplating an advent build. They have really wide cassettes that go down to 42t.

On a double, you could have a front crank that is smaller in diameter than the rear. Like 30-42 ratio.
...
09-21-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By adlai

Using 11 speed cranks with 9 speed: spacers in the crank?

I just received an 11 speed crankset in the mail and I noticed that the space between chainrings is very narrow. It is noticably more narrow than an 8 speed crankset.

The chainrings themselves...
09-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,861
Posted By adlai

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding...

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding value for a car.

The best part? Hybrid operation means that oil changes happen ever 15k miles and brakes last 100k miles.

It can fit two...
09-21-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By adlai

Oh, I see, the dropper remote on that advent...

Oh, I see, the dropper remote on that advent shifter is for the seatpost, not any derailleur. I didn't even know dropper posts existed until today.

I guess the best solution is a end bar shifter....
09-21-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By adlai

I sanded the inside of the crown race and I got...

I sanded the inside of the crown race and I got it to fit. Still pretty snug.

My theory is that the metal in the fork expanded over time. Maybe it was compressed and then when the crown race was...
09-21-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By adlai

Advent front derailleur?

The Microshift advent system has shifters for drop bars and an oddly shaped front derailleur that has a range of 44-48.

The drop bars shifters are only sold individually and not as a set.

Why?
09-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By adlai

Bb86 cranks

The standards look pretty confusing. My bike is bb86.

So it looks like FSA 386 is similar but requires specific frame design?

And hollow tech ii is bb86?

I'm looking for 8 or 9 speed cranks...
09-16-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By adlai

My ultimate solution: ...

My ultimate solution:
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09-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,937
Posted By adlai

What sort of headset do you use on these?

What sort of headset do you use on these?
09-14-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By adlai

Okay. ...

Okay.

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09-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By adlai

Okay. ...

Okay.

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09-09-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By adlai

Bicycle headset crown race impossible to get on

I bought this frame.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/92897/

I've been trying to install this headset:
...
09-06-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By adlai

Its a quick release. It is the design of the...

Its a quick release.
It is the design of the hub that is really weird.
09-06-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By adlai

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-06-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By adlai

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By adlai

Raleigh Clubman through axle rear wtf?

the bicycle started having a clicking sound coming from the rear wheel so I've refurbished the wheel.

It's really weird.

I don't know the brand of the hub but it has two different sized ball...
05-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By adlai

Seriously, why is the crown race so hard to install?

Like, there's no reason for the diameter to increase that muchamuch the bottom of the tube. Putting the crown race over the 1 1/8 steerer it already is fairly snug. Knocking it fairly hard doesn't...
05-16-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

On the multiuse trail it probably is better...

On the multiuse trail it probably is better manners to not use headphones. And it generally is lower noise and more nature so you want more exposure there.

On roadways, I do everything I can to...
05-16-20, 06:22 PM
05-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By adlai

What I mean is that polishing only works by...

What I mean is that polishing only works by removing material.

So the contact with the ball bearing and the other side will be looser because there will be a fraction more space.
05-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By adlai

That is interesting. Only thing is--you are...

That is interesting.

Only thing is--you are still using the same diameter ball bearings. So the surface is smooth but it may be too large now?
05-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By adlai

Shimano 105 5600 hubs refurbishing

I bought a pair of 105 5600 hubs cheap. Now I see why.

The cones are pitted.

It isn't readily apparent how to find replacement cones. It also appears that the replacements that can be found...
05-14-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

And also here's a tip: wearing a hood over your...

And also here's a tip: wearing a hood over your head and under the helmet gets rid of the wind noise problem. So you can enjoy your music (or podcast, or audiobook) while riding.

You are welcome.
05-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,089
Posted By adlai

Update: I'm having serious doubts about the...

Update: I'm having serious doubts about the entire project. I am starting to think I should just sell the shifters because there's really no nostalgia value to them. There is nostalgia value to...
05-14-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

So today I rode my bike in traffic. I have very...

So today I rode my bike in traffic. I have very good noise cancelling headphones, some of the best in the industry. And I listened to music at a volume that I could not hear the outside world.
...
05-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By adlai

im getting close to buying it. is the front...

im getting close to buying it.

is the front derailleur braze on or clamp? Iím guessing braze on makes more sense with the carbon?

is there also a headset installed along with that fork?
05-13-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

navigation is a visio-spacial activity.

navigation is a visio-spacial activity.
05-13-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

Deaf people are allowed to drive. Blind people...

Deaf people are allowed to drive. Blind people are not. Simple as that.
05-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By adlai

The initial batch of Army Armalite rifles had a...

The initial batch of Army Armalite rifles had a problem with fouling up because they were machined to such tight tolerances. The AK47 in contrast had such bad tolerances that it could be thrown in...
05-12-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while...

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while driving our cars either. For that matter, we should remove any noise deadening materials from our cars. We should install microphones to amplify the...
05-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By adlai

It probably also is that the tighter tolerances...

It probably also is that the tighter tolerances required means that it falls out of alignment much easier.
05-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding,...

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding, taking up the entire center lane.

sure, you have the right, but if some guy messes up youíre screwed.

I always ride as far to the right as I...
05-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By adlai

Does 8 speed feel more solid than 9 speed?

Comparing my 8 speed bike to my 9 speed it does feel like the 8 speed is slightly more solid.

the thicker chain and more spacing between gears means that it shifts better and doesnít skip between...
05-10-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 16,774
Posted By adlai

I do it all the time. Often that is really...

I do it all the time. Often that is really helpful for getting through a miserable ride.

Fact is that if a car is coming up behind you unsafely, there is nothing you can do. With headphones you...
05-08-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,956
Posted By adlai

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front...

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front crank, gigantic cassette
05-08-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By adlai

thanks. oddly enough, my order for a...

thanks.

oddly enough, my order for a Shimano un55 bb was cancelled by the seller because they say that their supply was defective.

I wonder if all un55 bb are defective. If so, what other bb...
05-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By adlai

It is Sensah but my auto-correct changed it...

It is Sensah but my auto-correct changed it before I noticed
05-05-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By adlai

So I've spent some time researching and the...

So I've spent some time researching and the results are that older and cheaper cranksets use steel, which has a weight penalty vs alu, but more significantly imo has a tendency to get bent while...
05-04-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By adlai

oh geez that autocorrect

oh geez that autocorrect
05-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By adlai

Sensah shifter first impressions

Just got them in the mail from China. Took a month to get here.

I havenít mounted them yet and it will be a while before I do.

they do give a hefty click. Iím sure that the click is...
05-04-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By adlai

That is really nifty. I'll have to look into it. ...

That is really nifty. I'll have to look into it.

But yeah, the index issue is a huge safety issue with IGH hubs. With a cassette might skip between two gears to an annoying extent. With an IGH you...
05-03-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By adlai

I weigh 190. Budget I really want to keep...

I weigh 190.

Budget I really want to keep under $50.

I would be lacing them up.

Riding is just around town.

It is interesting seeing most of the rim makers are European. I would have...
05-03-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By adlai

What's your favorite crankset?

Any reason to go outside of Shimano except cost?
05-03-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By adlai

Recommend a road rim

Right now I'm looking at the DTSwiss R460 and some old stock Ambrosia rims.

Anything else to consider?
05-03-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By adlai

Bad idea. With igh hubs if your pull is between...

Bad idea. With igh hubs if your pull is between gears you will fall through. You only want index shifters with them.

There is only one exception: nuvinci hubs.
05-02-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By adlai

Dampening at the point where the stem meets the handlebar

So I accidentally bought a stem that is too large for my handlebar. The handlebar is 26.0 and the stem is 31.6.

I am curious if a dampening system around the stem to the handlebar could work....
05-01-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,089
Posted By adlai

Update: everything is cleaned and oiled. It...

Update: everything is cleaned and oiled.

It is a Cannondale r600. Frame says caad4.

Mostly Shimano drivetrain. Tiagra front derailleur. I'm guessing the coda or whatever it is the brakes and...
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