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09-29-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Canker

I know everybody likes to poop on walmart bikes...

I know everybody likes to poop on walmart bikes and 99% of the time they deserve it but the Axum is different. Normally it is a $450 bike and if you were to compare it to a Trek I'd take the Axum...
09-25-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Canker

If you are sticking to the same amount of cogs in...

If you are sticking to the same amount of cogs in the back you don't need to change cassettes. If you are upgrading from 11 speed to 12 speed then you will not be able to use a Deore cassette...
09-18-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Canker

I have had a tacx flow for around 2 years now and...

I have had a tacx flow for around 2 years now and it is OK. I don't have a higherend trainer to compare it to but it is better than my old fluid trainer. The weakest part about it is it's climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,828
Posted By Canker

https://stagescycling.com/en_us/product/sale ...

https://stagescycling.com/en_us/product/sale
Watch Stages "sale" section. That is where they dump over stock, old stock, and blemished units and some really good deals pop up on there at times. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By Canker

I gambled and bought a some cheap chinese "giro"...

I gambled and bought a some cheap chinese "giro" wink wink socks off ebay last year 6 pairs for I think $12. They seem fine to me other than being longer than normal which is a plus to me for mtn...
09-06-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Canker

https://slickdeals.net/f/16019572-saris-h3-bike-sm...

https://slickdeals.net/f/16019572-saris-h3-bike-smart-trainer-384-with-code-384?src=frontpage
you can buy one for $384 directly from Saris ATM if that will push you over the edge.
08-23-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By Canker

Functionally what real difference is their...

Functionally what real difference is their between DOT and mineral oil? Water absorption and heat handling difference aside both are just hydraulic fluid that do the same thing. Is there an actual...
08-23-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Canker

Those brands are all legit and generally...

Those brands are all legit and generally considered decent quality. Do any of those make complete bikes though? If it is some other company slapping bikes together using a trifox frame then you have...
08-16-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By Canker

Pretty much any of the GPS puters will do the...

Pretty much any of the GPS puters will do the basic things you want from $30 no name chinese units up to the $1000 uber fancy units. Not really much point IMO of spending big bucks if all you want...
08-14-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Canker

I'm actually running one of each at the moment. ...

I'm actually running one of each at the moment. I have a latex tubed front and tubeless rear. Bought a new set of tubeless wheels and needed one new tire.
08-14-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Canker

Yeah I don't know why people poo poo the torch...

Yeah I don't know why people poo poo the torch and it is exactly what I was going to suggest. I've done all the other standard decontamination methods but the only one that always works is getting...
08-10-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Canker

Lezyne and Bryton both make good cheaper GPS...

Lezyne and Bryton both make good cheaper GPS units. I run a lezyne super pro which runs $150 with no complaints.
08-06-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By Canker

You already have the Cannondale. Put some...

You already have the Cannondale. Put some narrower tires on it and go out and ride it. You don't need drop bars to ride gravel. If you want more hand positions throw some bar ends on it for $15. ...
08-03-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,658
Posted By Canker

A 12 speed cassette will fit your current old...

A 12 speed cassette will fit your current old 26er inch wheel fine as long as it starts with an 11 tooth cog. What won't fit your current HG freehub body are the cassettes that start with a 10 or...
07-30-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By Canker

Ignore those guys and get the 1.25. Running an...

Ignore those guys and get the 1.25. Running an adapter just extends your rack out further, increases the leverage on the hitch, lowers your max tongue weight, and adds more places to wiggle.
I've...
07-27-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 738
Posted By Canker

Absolute Black makes sub compact chainrings that...

Absolute Black makes sub compact chainrings that will fit a 6800 crank. I'm running their 46/30 rings on my 5800 cranks and I didn't need a new FD. AB's rings are expensive so you'd have to decide...
07-26-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By Canker

Well I'll just throw this out there to cause more...

Well I'll just throw this out there to cause more controversy since that is what this thread has turned into
You can clean contaminated pads. You just have to heat them up to using a propane/map...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Canker

Take the wheels off and slather them up with...

Take the wheels off and slather them up with soapy water and look for air bubbles. Most of the time when I have that issue it ends up being the valve stem has loosened up a bit.
07-24-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Canker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RME-JTs4YQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RME-JTs4YQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEv9IqMvUnQ&t=4830s

I found his videos very informative
07-20-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Canker

I have a hitch on my lowered 95 mazda miata, your...

I have a hitch on my lowered 95 mazda miata, your corolla will be fine.
07-17-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,308
Posted By Canker

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review-hustle-bike-l...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/review-hustle-bike-labs-avery-magnetic-pedals.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Canker

I've been watching too many bike fit videos...

I've been watching too many bike fit videos lately so I was also going to bring up g8 insoles
07-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Canker

Soapy water can help the tire slip onto the bead....

Soapy water can help the tire slip onto the bead. I have an air compressor so that makes it easy but even with that I've had to resort to soapy water with one set of wheels and tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,164
Posted By Canker

I'd ignore all these people and put easier...

I'd ignore all these people and put easier gearing on the bike if you need easier gearing. I don't know what it is with roadies and their HTFU attitudes. Get a Wolf tooth roadlink and stick an...
07-01-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Canker

510s aren't the cool guy shoes anymore believe...

510s aren't the cool guy shoes anymore believe the cool guys are switching over to Ride Concepts
I just bought a pair of 510 kestrels but mine are clipless.
06-28-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Canker

That is why I bought 3 of the sensors. I didn't...

That is why I bought 3 of the sensors. I didn't need a cadence sensor on my mtn bike but for $12 I bought it as a back up in case one of the speeds died but then the cadence sensor is the one I...
06-28-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Canker

https://www.ridefox.com/img/other/greymarket/good-...

https://www.ridefox.com/img/other/greymarket/good-serial.jpg where fox stamps their serial number

https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike look it up there
06-27-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Canker

I bought 3 of the cheapest cadence/speed combo...

I bought 3 of the cheapest cadence/speed combo senors you could get of amazon for $12 each, Tusy branding but a bunch of other people sell the same thing. I used two as speed sensors and one as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Canker

Go to an autoparts store and buy a touch up pen ...

Go to an autoparts store and buy a touch up pen
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-19328528-Black-WA8555-Touch-Up/dp/B010GGGSRG/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=automotive+paint+pen&qid=1655785460&sr=8-10
06-20-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Canker

you can run 12 speed too you just have to get a...

you can run 12 speed too you just have to get a cassette where the small cog is an 11 instead of a 10. The 10 tooth cog is what takes the special freehub with shimano and sram. Sunrace makes...
06-14-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By Canker

hardtail = yep full suspension = yep ...

hardtail = yep
full suspension = yep
road/gravel = half yep, the gravel wheelset doesn't go on very often.
had a rigid mtb but sold it because it was a nope.
06-12-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By Canker

Avid Juicys were poop, elixers are fine. Have...

Avid Juicys were poop, elixers are fine. Have elixer 7s and XTs both are fine, XTs bleed a bit easier but elixers are way easier than the old juicys. Actually if we want to keep throwing out...
06-10-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Canker

And you don't have to match everything. If you do...

And you don't have to match everything. If you do upgrade everything you don't have to install a GX cassette, or just upgrade to the GX crankset and leave everything else alone. You don't even have...
06-07-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Canker

A bronson isn't a fat bike just a mountain bike. ...

A bronson isn't a fat bike just a mountain bike. Platform racks are the preferred racks by pretty much everybody for road, mtn, and fat bikes.
06-05-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By Canker

Sounds to me like all you need to do is adjust...

Sounds to me like all you need to do is adjust the cable tension of the front derailleur.
06-04-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Canker

More likely the old brifters being worn than the...

More likely the old brifters being worn than the derailleurs or it is all in your head because you want that Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By Canker

This. For some reason a lot of roadies seem to...

This. For some reason a lot of roadies seem to think running appropriate gearing is a sign of weakness. My road bike does double duty as my gravel bike so I run a 11-32 cassette to keep my gaps...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By Canker

MIght even want to go 11-36 or even 40. Just get...

MIght even want to go 11-36 or even 40. Just get a wolftooth roadlink to get around the limits of your RD. I've never been riding up a hill and thought "gee it really sucks having this easier...
05-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By Canker

Yes. I'm just using cheapo generic patches with...

Yes. I'm just using cheapo generic patches with a big jar of autoparts store vulcanizing goo, think slime brand.
05-01-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Canker

eh not a problem. Only a problem if you they are...

eh not a problem. Only a problem if you they are going way over the max psi. It is more of a problem with tubeless mountain bike tires since they have a much lower max PSI and people use...
04-03-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Canker

I just bought that light last week but I haven't...

I just bought that light last week but I haven't been out with it yet. I don't do group rides very often but if I do I'll just change the setting to steady or the "waa-waa" flash rm -rf...
03-31-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,543
Posted By Canker

I'm 6 for 9 online sight unseen. I'm 5'10 with...

I'm 6 for 9 online sight unseen. I'm 5'10 with pretty normal proportions so it isn't hard to figure out fit. The only one that I did have some fit issues with was the first used road bike I bought...
03-22-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Canker

I've been running a lezyne super pro for around a...

I've been running a lezyne super pro for around a year now and no complaints. It isn't as pretty as the wahoo and garmin units but it does everything and cost a lot less.
03-21-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By Canker

I've had decent luck with the cheapo sensors but...

I've had decent luck with the cheapo sensors but haven't tried one of the GPS units yet. I've been running a Coospo heart rate monitor for 2 or 3 years and have 3 Tusy(goes by a bunch of names)...
03-18-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,292
Posted By Canker

and greatly increases the leverage on your...

and greatly increases the leverage on your receiver. The generic saying about extenders/adapters is it cuts the tongue weight max in half.
03-07-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,292
Posted By Canker

I love mine but I bought a single and then a year...

I love mine but I bought a single and then a year or so later bought the add on so I didn't spend the $$$$ all at once. Made it a lot easier to swallow.
03-06-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Canker

because he doesn't have any

because he doesn't have any
03-06-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Canker

The biggest PITA about risking it is if you do...

The biggest PITA about risking it is if you do flat out on the trail you have to really carefully check over the tires for old puncture wounds and pull out whatever caused them. You throw a tube in...
03-01-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Canker

Doesn't have to be shimano either. Sram and...

Doesn't have to be shimano either. Sram and Sunrace will also work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Canker

I'd forget the 650b idea unless you are planning...

I'd forget the 650b idea unless you are planning to gravel ride a lot. If you are planning to ride on the road the vast majority of the time set up for that. I bought a cross bike(gravel bike...
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