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06-15-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Agreed. What did you cut the hose with, OP? If it...

Agreed. What did you cut the hose with, OP? If it wasn't a razor blade guillotine, there is probably a little flap of the black outer brake hose sheathing under the tip of your barb. This is a common...
06-06-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,828
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

yeah, no thanks. don't look right at my light?

yeah, no thanks. don't look right at my light?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,782
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

About $8k.

About $8k.
06-02-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

My bet is also on a very slightly bent axle.

My bet is also on a very slightly bent axle.
05-19-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

It looks like the rotors might be rubbing on the...

It looks like the rotors might be rubbing on the body of the caliper itself. You should try adjusting the entire caliper side to side and bringing the brake pads closer to the rotor. This brake is...
05-06-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

There's a little bit of liquid left on the...

There's a little bit of liquid left on the outside of the cap every time you take a drink. When you hit a bump, it gets on your bike. Try it with a colored drink and you'll see what I'm talking about.
05-06-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Yes, you can flex the top tube on most carbon...

Yes, you can flex the top tube on most carbon frames by hand. I showed this to a guy I saw sitting on his top tube. It was his first carbon bike and he doesn't sit on the top tube anymore.
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Replies: 43
Views: 3,718
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

headshock = heck no.

headshock = heck no.
05-01-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

buy a bike trainer specific tire or a tire you...

buy a bike trainer specific tire or a tire you don't care about. electrical tape will just make a mess.
04-23-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Schwalbe Big Apple in 29 x 2.0. Almost the same...

Schwalbe Big Apple in 29 x 2.0. Almost the same size as your current tire so no worries about the rim being too narrow, can use the same tubes you already have, you won't have to worry about pedal...
04-22-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

More stopping power with less hand fatigue.

More stopping power with less hand fatigue.
04-21-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,448
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Onyx Racing Products the hub manufacturer, not...

Onyx Racing Products the hub manufacturer, not Onyx the bike model made by Priority.
04-18-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,625
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Yay! I get to post my favorite commuter again! ...

Yay! I get to post my favorite commuter again!
https://i.imgur.com/xC9bg68.jpg
04-15-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

next time, end your statement with "/s" so we...

next time, end your statement with "/s" so we know for sure.

I say "screw in" or "screw out" to avoid confusion.
04-15-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Both are junk. No way I'd buy a used set of 5+...

Both are junk. No way I'd buy a used set of 5+ year old entry level SRAM brakes.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,893
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

1985 Schwinn High Sierra reporting in! Over 880...

1985 Schwinn High Sierra reporting in! Over 880 miles on this bike alone so far for 2018. It's such a smooth ride. I've got fairly modern stuff on it at the moment, including a great "megarange" 8...
04-11-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 26,895
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I am also getting these. I just saw this thread,...

I am also getting these. I just saw this thread, so I'll take some screenshots on my phone next time it happens. It's frustrating because hitting the back button just closes the tab instead of taking...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,222
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

They're completely different bikes. The TJ is a...

They're completely different bikes. The TJ is a stretched out, slacked out, 27.5 plus tire, 130mm travel, bro bike. The El Mar was a 29er 100mm travel cross country machine.
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,222
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I believe this is just a coincidence. The Vaya is...

I believe this is just a coincidence. The Vaya is one of their best sellers. I really doubt they would discontinue it for an aluminum bike.
04-10-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Weight, width, price. Pick two. WTB Horizon is...

Weight, width, price. Pick two.
WTB Horizon is as close to hitting all three that I can find. 47x584, 515g, $50-60.
The Thickslick is also a contender, but I have no idea what the flat protection...
04-10-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,972
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I usually replace them if they're so funky that a...

I usually replace them if they're so funky that a trip through the dishwasher and a couple drops of bleach can't tame it.
04-06-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

The Rock Combo was called a hybrid in the 1989...

The Rock Combo was called a hybrid in the 1989 Specialized Catalog, and it even had drop bars!
89 Specialized Rock Combo #? of 500- Mtbr.com...
04-04-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,415
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

R8000 is an odd duck. You have to set the cable...

R8000 is an odd duck. You have to set the cable tension before you set the limit screws. I would start by getting both limit screws turned roughly halfway through their travel, and then follow this...
04-04-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

:lol:

:lol:
03-31-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,931
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I really enjoy my 42/26 crank with an 11-36 10...

I really enjoy my 42/26 crank with an 11-36 10 speed cassette. On a 29 x 2.00 I can pedal up to about 25 mph before it gets too hectic. I commute at an average speed of 13-16mph and don't frequently...
03-31-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,365
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

The biggest difference is the cables and housing...

The biggest difference is the cables and housing that come with the different shifters. Tourney drop bar stuff comes with helical wound shift housing and steel derailleur cables. As you move up, you...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,289
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

If you go through northwest Arkansas, I'm a bike...

If you go through northwest Arkansas, I'm a bike mechanic and my wife speaks French. We have an extra bedroom and access to a full bike shop if you need a rest stop.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

When the sun is within about an hour of setting,...

When the sun is within about an hour of setting, I set my light to flash 1300 lumens for .25 seconds every 3 seconds. After the sun sets I drop it down to on at about 800 lumens unless I'm climbing a...
03-27-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,535
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

What size did you get and how does it fit? I'm in...

What size did you get and how does it fit? I'm in the same boat!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,347
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Jan, how tall are you and how did the Breezer...

Jan, how tall are you and how did the Breezer fit? I'm about to purchase a Breezer, but nobody around me keeps them in stock. I'm looking at a Radar Expert in the 51 (M) size. Thanks!
03-26-18, 07:20 AM
03-24-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Setback seatpost is the answer.

Setback seatpost is the answer.
03-24-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

this thread firmly reminds me of the 1996 Toyota...

this thread firmly reminds me of the 1996 Toyota Tacoma water pump gasket.
03-22-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I'm not sure how original you're wanting, but the...

I'm not sure how original you're wanting, but the basic 1" threadless Dimension fork is visually a pretty close match to the original, and is easily ordered.
03-19-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Thanks for the map.

Thanks for the map.
03-10-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

seconded. you want it to just barely start to...

seconded. you want it to just barely start to creep up the vertical portion of the rim, but not get to the hooked part.
03-10-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,767
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

you can also check it with the tire deflated,...

you can also check it with the tire deflated, then inflate the tire and check again to see how much the rim flexes. if it's too much for your taste, you can feel better about replacing it.
03-08-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

If you're on a computer, it's up by the top right...

If you're on a computer, it's up by the top right under your username. Quick Links > My Posts :)
03-07-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Is this a race bike you'll be replacing in <3...

Is this a race bike you'll be replacing in <3 years or a grail, buy it for life kind of bike?
03-06-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I do the same thing, only I use a ruler and some...

I do the same thing, only I use a ruler and some rubber bands. Get the ruler centered in the frame (or fork), and you can get your dish set, and if you slide it down until it almost touches the...
03-06-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,488
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

On my 920 I have a low gear of 26f 36r on a 700 x...

On my 920 I have a low gear of 26f 36r on a 700 x 50. On my Schwinn I have a 22f 34r on a 559 x 55. I like my gears low. Sometimes I pull a trailer full of groceries.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Change your cable every 2000 miles, then. I have...

Change your cable every 2000 miles, then. I have our race team guys text me their mileage every week, just so I don't have to mess with broken shifter cables (as often). One of the guys is 1500, some...
02-28-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,494
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Around 1885, IIRC. 1893 would be a safer bet.

Around 1885, IIRC. 1893 would be a safer bet.
02-24-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,285
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

My large Blackburn Outpost frame bag has more...

My large Blackburn Outpost frame bag has more rigid sides and my knees never touch it on my 920. You might also look at the Jandd half frame bag, since it stays toward the front of the main triangle.
02-23-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,172
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I like my MTB SPDs when it's wet out. I've had...

I like my MTB SPDs when it's wet out. I've had every flat pedal with pins you can name come through the shop, and my feet slip on all of them if the bike is still wet from the wash rinse. Plus my...
02-17-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I lean my weight on the bike and check the tire...

I lean my weight on the bike and check the tire squish. I only use CO2's in emergencies or foul weather.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I ride a 19" modern MTB off road. For a flat bar...

I ride a 19" modern MTB off road. For a flat bar bike I like a 59-61cm center of seat tube to center of head tube top tube length. On my vintage Mongoose, that means I can ride up to the 23" frame. I...
02-17-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,430
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Yup! Measured some Spank rims the other day. My...

Yup! Measured some Spank rims the other day. My number was about 4mm off what was printed on the rim. I checked around and got the same number in 8 positions. QBP agreed with my number, so I went...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I literally answered your question. But keep...

I literally answered your question. But keep buying the Kojak. It's not like it's a bad tire in every respect when compared to other lighter, faster, more flat resistant tires. I'll keep my useless...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

For a commuter I usually care more about flat...

For a commuter I usually care more about flat resistance. You can get a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme for about that weight with actual puncture protection.
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