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07-18-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By rosefarts

I just assumed they were handlebars for one of...

I just assumed they were handlebars for one of those toddler seat things.
07-13-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By rosefarts

Putting my thoughts together for a dropper

Last summer I got a 100mm 27.2 PNW dropper for a mountain bike I was riding. I did this knowing that I wouldnít have that bike too much longer and that I could put said dropper on my Swiss Cross.
...
07-06-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By rosefarts

Osteoarthritis is hardly a death sentence. I know...

Osteoarthritis is hardly a death sentence. I know people with bilateral knee and hip replacement and are happy.

Build her the bike she wants to ride and let her rebuild herself when she needs it....
07-06-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By rosefarts

Out of necessity, I stored my bike under an...

Out of necessity, I stored my bike under an awning all spring.

It was brand new prior to me storing it there. The awning has a concrete floor and is wide enough that rain doesnít come in from high...
07-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By rosefarts

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is...

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is the Yelli Screamy. Both are what you ask for.

My dead stock Yelli is 29.44lbs. I could probably get it to 27 if I wanted to get spendy.

The bike...
06-14-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By rosefarts

The Elam Classic in Unaweep Canyon, CO. The...

The Elam Classic in Unaweep Canyon, CO. The categories were staged fairly close together and the 4ís caught the 3ís and intermingled. Once the descents came, that meant a pretty large (100+?) group...
06-12-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,408
Posted By rosefarts

It sounds like you aren’t getting much leverage...

It sounds like you aren’t getting much leverage from the hoods. I have that issue on a bike I ride that’s a similar age.

My newer bikes, even the ones with rim brakes have a totally different...
06-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,408
Posted By rosefarts

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They...

Bikes were not dangerous before disc brakes. They donít all need ďupgradedĒ.

Thereís lots you can do to improve your braking.

New cables and housing, lube all the pivot points. Clean the rims...
06-09-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By rosefarts

I'm confused. You say youíve already got a...

I'm confused.

You say youíve already got a great road bike. Cool.

Extra bikes with more bling are also cool.

So far Iím with you.

Then you go on to say you ride for fun and arenít a racer.
06-07-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By rosefarts

With the billion different standards, Iím more...

With the billion different standards, Iím more confident that I can get pads for my bikes from the 80ís in 30 years than I am my new bikes in 10 years.
06-02-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By rosefarts

Heís not suggesting that you buy a spoke...

Heís not suggesting that you buy a spoke threader, they cost hundreds of dollars. Heís saying that many shops have a spoke threader.

They also have a phone number. Call around. Unless you live in...
05-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By rosefarts

I donít know your particular model, but Iíd have...

I donít know your particular model, but Iíd have replaced the whole headset long before I waited that long on a few bearings.

Does your model have a proprietary headset that renders the whole...
04-17-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,752
Posted By rosefarts

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04-17-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By rosefarts

Not Rocky Mounts. I canít remember whom, maybe...

Not Rocky Mounts. I canít remember whom, maybe cycle gear or rhode gear or something like that.

So this thing is quite old. I got it from my mother in law after I sold my truck last year. Itís...
04-07-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By rosefarts

When I got back into cycling I got that. Then I...

When I got back into cycling I got that. Then I got in much better shape and it went away.

A far as the weight room goes, Iím not sure that matters as I was quite strong physically too.

Ride...
04-05-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,568
Posted By rosefarts

Dude, pass the bong

Dude, pass the bong
03-29-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,856
Posted By rosefarts

I had some pretty nice hardtails in that era and...

I had some pretty nice hardtails in that era and I took them some wild places.

If I had this back then, I would have likewise taken it wild places.

Any bike that comes specd with XT/XTR is...
03-26-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,354
Posted By rosefarts

I donít know if you guys are ready to hear this...

I donít know if you guys are ready to hear this but as of yesterday, thereís a happy new owner of my old bike, and Iím quite satisfied with what he paid for it.
03-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By rosefarts

Next upgrade, new couch.

Next upgrade, new couch.
03-22-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,295
Posted By rosefarts

I didnít read every response, did anyone tell him...

I didnít read every response, did anyone tell him to get a 90ís mountain bike?
03-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,263
Posted By rosefarts

At that weight, youíre only missing one thing. ...

At that weight, youíre only missing one thing.

https://www.bikeberry.com/collections/bicycle-motor-kits
03-21-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By rosefarts

Last summer after a ride, my handlebars were...

Last summer after a ride, my handlebars were clearly out of alignment.

I used every redneck measuring means I could think of, and ultimately concluded that the stem was wonky. Though I couldnít...
03-21-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,295
Posted By rosefarts

I really like mine, itís very off-roady and I bet...

I really like mine, itís very off-roady and I bet the Outback is more so.

They use a straight head tube, so if you donít like the carbon fork, you can get just about anything. The carbon fork...
03-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,295
Posted By rosefarts

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Thatís a Ritchey Swiss Cross V2. Archer Trail...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,997
Posted By rosefarts

Last year I got a 27.2 PNW post Iíd used on my...

Last year I got a 27.2 PNW post Iíd used on my mid 2010ís MTB. I knew full well I wouldnít keep that bike much longer and I was planning to keep the post. That day has come.

Itíll go on the gravel...
03-20-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By rosefarts

Just asking about an ultrasonic cleaner tells me...

Just asking about an ultrasonic cleaner tells me you already keep your stuff pretty clean.

Donít go ruining a perfectly good expensive derailleur.
03-19-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve been at 750 for a week now now, Iím pretty...

Iíve been at 750 for a week now now, Iím pretty happy. If I trim more, itíll be very little.

...
03-06-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,354
Posted By rosefarts

Gotta love giving away someone elseís stuff.

Gotta love giving away someone elseís stuff.
03-05-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,354
Posted By rosefarts

Somewhere between those two numbers. Its a...

Somewhere between those two numbers.

Its a dilemma for sure. Under normal circumstances, Iíd fix it and sell it. Now, living this crazy gypsy lifestyle and only seeing my garage a few times a...
02-21-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By rosefarts

Iím not sure about this claim. There are some...

Iím not sure about this claim. There are some frictional losses but Iím not buying that itís different.
02-21-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,141
Posted By rosefarts

The suggestions to remove entire seats wonít...

The suggestions to remove entire seats wonít work. Iím traveling with two kids and my wife and we need a fully functioning vehicle once there. We need to be a two vehicle family once in a place.
...
02-20-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By rosefarts

I can’t comment to specifics of etap or chain...

I can’t comment to specifics of etap or chain wrap but I’ve played with those ratios.

38x42 is a great climbing gear. But 38x11 is pretty lousy above about 16mph.

I have settled on a 40x10-42....
02-14-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By rosefarts

Holy cow!!

https://youtu.be/bBsBuxxh7OI

Happened at a gravel race in California. The dude managed to walk away.

35 or so years ago I was in the audience when Lane Frost was killed, I can tell you first...
02-12-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,141
Posted By rosefarts

Yelli Screamy cause I love hardtails. Really...

Yelli Screamy cause I love hardtails.

Really excited. My Xcaliber has pretty traditional geometry and 100mm forks. This will be a tectonic shift from that.
02-05-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By rosefarts

Is it 650c or 700c? Iím thinking 700 from the...

Is it 650c or 700c? Iím thinking 700 from the pics but thatís a crucial detail.

10sp Sram Red has value and so do the wheels.

It would be a great tri bike or something like that. Itís not a...
02-02-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By rosefarts

I was 7 when my dadís friend Greg flew to Ohio to...

I was 7 when my dadís friend Greg flew to Ohio to get the bike built. He was a pretty heavy smoker but really liked nice stuff. As a result, the bike was almost never ridden and was stored indoors...
01-29-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By rosefarts

I think you made the opposite point you were...

I think you made the opposite point you were going for. I carry plugs in my glovebox and a little compressor. Itís 5 minutes if I can find the offender without removing the rim. 15 if I have to take...
01-20-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By rosefarts

For me, I like the aesthetics of a hard tail....

For me, I like the aesthetics of a hard tail. Clean lines and simplicity are appealing. Same reason all my road bikes are skinny steel. I canít really justify it or pretend like itís actually better...
01-16-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By rosefarts

Working at a hospital, Iíve been continuously...

Working at a hospital, Iíve been continuously surprised at just how many people are shaving.

Iím not talking about the routine procedure types who might have had a while to trim the brush, I am...
01-15-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,294
Posted By rosefarts

Bad idea. If you plan around the wind, youíre...

Bad idea. If you plan around the wind, youíre guaranteed to get a headwind in all directions. I just observe the rules, I donít make them.
01-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,294
Posted By rosefarts

I grew up in Wyoming and went to school for my...

I grew up in Wyoming and went to school for my first degree there. So much howling wind. To the point that if I was unwilling to venture into the wind, I wouldnít have been able to ride.

I pushed...
01-08-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,442
Posted By rosefarts

I have a theory. Both the OP and the shop...

I have a theory.

Both the OP and the shop measured the spoke correctly. Possibly every one of his spokes is a mm or two too short. It still came together fine when it was machine built but a less...
01-08-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,749
Posted By rosefarts

What am I missing here? How can going narrower...

What am I missing here? How can going narrower than your unchangeable bony parts. Shoulders, hips, and head. City riding in a cave exploring context, heís still gonna get stuck even though his thumbs...
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,442
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know itís the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
01-01-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,557
Posted By rosefarts

Slow day at the shop, see a guy park and bring a...

Slow day at the shop, see a guy park and bring a domesticated duck out of the car. He lifts it out and proceeds to shake the **** out of it. Wings flapping and feathers flying. He puts it back in the...
12-30-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By rosefarts

I know because I have it. I run mine 1x...

I know because I have it.

I run mine 1x because Iíd go 1x on my bike regardless of shifting mechanics.

I think Archer is compatible with putting two motors/batteries on the bike, one up front...
12-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve temporarily relocated to a very road centric...

Iíve temporarily relocated to a very road centric area, gravel just isnít a realistic option here. I brought my gravel bike because I figured it could do it all, and I just didnít know what Iíd get...
12-10-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,979
Posted By rosefarts

Titanium bars, stem, bolts, frame, and everything...

Titanium bars, stem, bolts, frame, and everything else you can manage might help.
10-14-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,938
Posted By rosefarts

I got an Archer D1x Trail system. ...

I got an Archer D1x Trail system.

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