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08-09-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,041
Posted By rosefarts

In my prime, 8a+.

In my prime, 8a+.
07-30-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By rosefarts

They do offer a Yelli frame for around $800. ...

They do offer a Yelli frame for around $800.

Last I checked they had partial builds on the website so they could keep selling bikes despite parts shortages. Those are definitely less than a...
07-29-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By rosefarts

Iím running my Helm at 160mm. I think itíll go...

Iím running my Helm at 160mm. I think itíll go down to 120mm if I wanted to.
07-29-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By rosefarts

I brought my too short fork to a metal...

I brought my too short fork to a metal fabrication shop that mostly deals in pipe works.

For their minimum shop price of $120 they put an inner sleeve in the steerer and welded a piece of a donor...
07-28-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By rosefarts

I think youíre getting ahead of yourself. ...

I think youíre getting ahead of yourself.

You donít yet know how many speeds and what derailleur youíll have. No reason to buy the shifter first.

Once you work out what mech youíre running, get...
07-28-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By rosefarts

I have the mythical 12-30 campy cassette. With a...

I have the mythical 12-30 campy cassette. With a short cage campy derailleur it works but would not do one more tooth for sure.

If you want more than 30, youíll need a wolf tooth and I donít know...
07-28-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By rosefarts

I lived in Bermuda for two years. I packed my...

I lived in Bermuda for two years. I packed my bike up plus a couple large bags. From the shuttle to the gate, someone loaded the box and bags, they received a tip.

Just like any other time you...
07-27-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By rosefarts

I canít answer as to bearing resistance. I can...

I canít answer as to bearing resistance. I can say that almost anything thatís not junk has awfully similar bearing resistance if adjusted properly.

What I saw on the website was a threaded axle...
07-27-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 869
Posted By rosefarts

Years ago I won a tech cotton T shirt at a...

Years ago I won a tech cotton T shirt at a slideshow. I donít know what it is, probably a cotton poly blend.

Its not cycling fit but Iíve used it for climbing and hiking through the summer and...
07-27-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By rosefarts

Those steel bikes you just mentioned are just as...

Those steel bikes you just mentioned are just as budget breaking as any fancy material.

Iíve got three nice steel bikes from different eraís. I love Ďem.

If youíre buying new, definitely...
07-27-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,307
Posted By rosefarts

I love the posters who have no idea what youíre...

I love the posters who have no idea what youíre talking about but still feel like they should respond.

$38 at REI for a tubolito I may never use as a spare for my mountain bike tubeless. Seems...
07-25-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By rosefarts

I've messed around with blue and gold pulleys on...

I've messed around with blue and gold pulleys on my 10sp Chorus. Any generic whatever works fine. I think the 11 tooth fits fine unless youíre pushing the limits of your range. IE, no issue on 12-25...
07-24-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,274
Posted By rosefarts

Whatís funny is that both my mountain bike and...

Whatís funny is that both my mountain bike and gravel bike have their chainstays built in such a way that dropping to smaller wheels adds barely any extra clearance at all.

I thought 650b in...
07-22-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
Posted By rosefarts

If I want your opinion, Iíll give it to you.

If I want your opinion, Iíll give it to you.
07-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,910
Posted By rosefarts

A couple years ago, mods here deleted an actually...

A couple years ago, mods here deleted an actually useful discussion Iíd started about taking an early morning pre-ride dump.

Apparently habits to avoid a roadside ďstrip and squirtĒ violates...
07-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By rosefarts

Reminds me of the guy who rode a Trek Cantelope...

Reminds me of the guy who rode a Trek Cantelope back in the day.
07-20-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By rosefarts

My initial thought is to put a little something...

My initial thought is to put a little something between the rim and tire.

FattyStripper Tubeless Fat Bike Solution and SkinnyStripper Tubeless CX & DH Solution <link rel="image_src"...
07-19-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,254
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve been riding flats on my MTB exclusively...

Iíve been riding flats on my MTB exclusively since March.

I find that in rough spots or hurried spots, my foot doesnít always hit the sweet spot on my pedals.

So a flat MTB style pedal with...
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By rosefarts

Itís like we can tell when you started riding by...

Itís like we can tell when you started riding by this.

2007.

Am I close?

Anyway, I have a formerly threaded fork whose threads were filled in with braze to make a smooth tube for a...
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...
07-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

A rusty old bike polished up and set up as a...

A rusty old bike polished up and set up as a fixie gets $200 nowadays. And people are saying this thing is worth $100-$350.

$1000 is too high.

If I wanted to get back into triathlon, and...
07-03-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,814
Posted By rosefarts

I had a cheap bottle of whiskey that I couldnít...

I had a cheap bottle of whiskey that I couldnít bear to even open. Also a can of bacon soda I got as a gag. Left both on the curb during a move, they were gone immediately.

Still laugh about the...
07-03-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By rosefarts

you asked the wrong question. At what point...

you asked the wrong question.

At what point is a bike worth rescuing?

Financially, basically never.

Only ever rescue a bike if itís something youíd personally like to ride or give to a...
06-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By rosefarts

Get a steel gravel bike, use 23-25 internal width...

Get a steel gravel bike, use 23-25 internal width rims, 32-36 holes, brass nipples, light purple locktite on the threads, and handbuilt by a solid builder. Ride 38-45mm tires.

The final product...
06-16-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve pretty much only ridden this bike in wet...

Iíve pretty much only ridden this bike in wet conditions. The only time I can elicit a squeal is that very first grab after a while of not braking in wet conditions. After that theyíre dry and quiet....
06-15-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By rosefarts

The bike was new in March. Not cheap. The...

The bike was new in March. Not cheap.

The front is Magura 4 piston while the rear is their 2 piston. 180mm. I actually have no idea whose rotors.

Funny you mentioned bedding in, I drove through...
06-15-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By rosefarts

Seems like quite the claim considering that...

Seems like quite the claim considering that automobile disc brakes are smooth unless itís a Porsche or something. Motorcycles seem to have them, but even then, not on every one.

My mountain bike...
06-15-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By rosefarts

Looking for smooth rotors

Like smooth as a babyís butt.

Iíve had several bikes with disc brakes. It seems that with little exceptions, the brakes make an annoying chatter. ThThThThTh you get the idea. This is not a squeal...
06-15-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By rosefarts

There are a few things that make me a retro...

There are a few things that make me a retro grouch.

Carbon fiber wheels being ubiquitous. When I was racing, everyone had two (or more) sets of wheels. Something stiff and easy to repair for...
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By rosefarts

Interesting. My mother in law rented this exact...

Interesting. My mother in law rented this exact bike last week and at 4í11Ē it was a little bit big for her. She was able to ride it, but it was obvious that I couldnít get something like that for my...
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...
06-11-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,990
Posted By rosefarts

The descents you are taking donít really matter....

The descents you are taking donít really matter. For flat stuff, you could probably get away with putting your foot on the tire. Riding in traffic is a different story but on the open road or better...
06-11-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By rosefarts

We are 50 years removed from the 70ís. Look...

We are 50 years removed from the 70ís.

Look at the state of the art bicycle from 1920 and compare it with a bike from the 70ís.

Iíd definitely say that bikes have changed a lot less in the last...
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.
06-09-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By rosefarts

It blows my mind, so little loss. Iím sure if I...

It blows my mind, so little loss. Iím sure if I was super diligent about pressures it would have been 3 times. Still, itís pretty amazing how little Iím losing.
06-09-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By rosefarts

Strange ďburpĒ

Iíve really been happy with my MTB setup. 2.4 Maxxis tires tubeless. Since I got the bike in March, Iíve added air to them only twice. Theyíve been amazing.

Anyway, after a ride yesterday at my...
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.
06-07-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By rosefarts

You need to have a fleet. A couple newer...

You need to have a fleet.

A couple newer bikes that get the majority of the riding. In my case a gravel bike and a mountain bike. Both are new enough to have all the fixins, including disc brakes....
06-04-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,609
Posted By rosefarts

In 30+ years of riding, Iíve had it a few times. ...

In 30+ years of riding, Iíve had it a few times.

Each of those times was a descent with strong wind. Itís rare, and itís not predictable but itís pretty awful when it does happen.

No question...
06-04-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By rosefarts

I really like a road bike with a double...

I really like a road bike with a double chainring. Like a 50/34 and a decent cassette like 11-28 or 11-32.

This is remarkably different than good gravel gearing of 1x with a 40t ring and 10-42...
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...
05-18-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By rosefarts

For an update of sorts. I spoke to my MIL...

For an update of sorts.

I spoke to my MIL about it, the rack is at least 20 years old.

I called a powder coat place and asked if they could blast and coat it, with the understanding that if...
05-08-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,459
Posted By rosefarts

My scooter in Bermuda broke in half due to rust....

My scooter in Bermuda broke in half due to rust. I got it used, but it was 8 years old when it failed.

The plastic fairings and constant life outside made it fare worse than a regularly cleaned...
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