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10-31-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By frankenmike

I might consider a bar-end shifter set-up for...

I might consider a bar-end shifter set-up for that bike. Utterly reliable and simple.
10-14-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By frankenmike

Is it possible the roval hubs use a different...

Is it possible the roval hubs use a different thru-axle system from the fork? (assuming those wheels didn’t come with the bike.)
10-08-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By frankenmike

Really glad to hear it! I hope this means...

Really glad to hear it! I hope this means derailers have been improving, durability-wise.
10-07-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By frankenmike

Looks light and fast man!

Looks light and fast man!
10-07-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By frankenmike

By the time my pulleys look like that, the joints...

By the time my pulleys look like that, the joints on the parallelogram are usually worn out too. I’d just get a new derailer personally.
10-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By frankenmike

Check out some of oldshovel’s videos on youtube....

Check out some of oldshovel’s videos on youtube. He does alot of repainting, and uses spray cans.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,539
Posted By frankenmike

I suppose you do have a point there.

I suppose you do have a point there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,539
Posted By frankenmike

I wonder if he wasn’t wrenching on the cockpit...

I wonder if he wasn’t wrenching on the cockpit and just didn’t have his final position set yet.
08-16-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,998
Posted By frankenmike

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs...

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs always seem to look like dirty bandages? 😄
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,450
Posted By frankenmike

I stay zipped ever since a stinging insect got me...

I stay zipped ever since a stinging insect got me on the torso.
08-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,523
Posted By frankenmike

Not a physics major, but isn’t the difference in...

Not a physics major, but isn’t the difference in forces involved sort of like different locations of a fulcrum on a lever system? I.E. the brake pads acting further or closer from the outside of the...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,864
Posted By frankenmike

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong...

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong winter chains. Lube it throughout the season, then get a new one. Single gear drivetrains help.
07-28-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,998
Posted By frankenmike

I just like to play around with different set-ups...

I just like to play around with different set-ups just for kicks. FWIW, when I put the H-bars on, I thought it looked funny, which actually sort of made it fun. Anyway, I already have the next...
07-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,998
Posted By frankenmike

I know. I actually have a set I’ve been meaning...

I know. I actually have a set I’ve been meaning to put on, but the H-bars feel so good. Nerdy bars for now...
07-28-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,998
Posted By frankenmike

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble...

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble in its latest iteration.
...
07-28-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By frankenmike

Quite possibly the nerdiest looking bars and Im...

Quite possibly the nerdiest looking bars and Im thinking of going back to bullhorns, but man these H-bars are so fun and comfy.
...
07-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By frankenmike

Spoke wrenches and cone wrenches, I use the bike...

Spoke wrenches and cone wrenches, I use the bike as a truing stand.
07-24-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By frankenmike

Sounds to me like your trim is working as it...

Sounds to me like your trim is working as it should?
07-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By frankenmike

Not necessarily.

Not necessarily.
07-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By frankenmike

All those sound like adjustment issues. This is a...

All those sound like adjustment issues. This is a great opportunity to learn how to set up and adjust your drivetrain. I would start by unfastening the cables. Limit screws next, finally cable...
07-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By frankenmike

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe...

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe soles too.
07-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By frankenmike

If those are the wheels youre using, Id just...

If those are the wheels youre using, Id just throw a 7 speed cassette on, run it in friction mode, and call it good.
07-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By frankenmike

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the...

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the rails and the post would be a good thing to try.
07-11-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,838
Posted By frankenmike

Already solved, obviously, but for future...

Already solved, obviously, but for future reference you could try loosening all the fasteners and then just riding it until it lets go on its own.
07-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By frankenmike

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy...

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy 26er hardtail, and putting the best components I could afford on it.
07-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By frankenmike

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw...

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw is bent. I would figure out a way to remove towards the rear if possible, using methods described above.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By frankenmike

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of...

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of hex wrenches. Wait on the others until you need them.
07-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By frankenmike

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles)...

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles) and a rag.
07-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By frankenmike

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer...

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer shuffle to improve chainline.
07-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,992
Posted By frankenmike

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a...

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a flatter transition?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,091
Posted By frankenmike

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by...

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by how long it actually took you.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,218
Posted By frankenmike

I use regular old strapping tape, not even...

I use regular old strapping tape, not even bike-specific.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,218
Posted By frankenmike

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO....

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO. Couple wraps with strapping tape is my preferred rim tape(tape with filaments). Pair of sks fenders and you’ve got yourself a heck of a commuter!...
06-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By frankenmike

As stated above, first things first: remove the...

As stated above, first things first: remove the cable from the derailer. Now set your limits using your hand to push the derailer as you pedal.(this is tricky but not impossible). If the derailer...
06-26-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By frankenmike

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing...

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing them with truvativ chainring bolts, which use hex holes on both sides.
06-21-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By frankenmike

That would work, or you could get a new...

That would work, or you could get a new shifter/brake lever combo of the correct number of speeds and brake type.
06-15-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By frankenmike

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice...

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice the valve pushing-in has never been a problem in the five years since I got it.
05-31-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By frankenmike

First things first: completely disconnect the...

First things first: completely disconnect the cable from the derailer. Turn the pedals. It should shift to the highest gear. Push the derailer inwards with your hand while pedaling. It should be able...
05-29-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By frankenmike

H-bars were the ticket for me.

H-bars were the ticket for me.
05-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By frankenmike

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using...

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using electrical tape in two places, barely noticeable and works quite well.
05-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By frankenmike

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long...

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long time. Expandable storage area for rides when you want to bring some extras(shell, food, beer, etc). Zips down to more compact when you don’t need as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,220
Posted By frankenmike

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice...

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice shady spot if possible.
04-27-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By frankenmike

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet...

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet framebuilder who can put you on an adjusto-stationary bike to get the size and geometry dialed in perfect. I love my indy fab.
04-26-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By frankenmike

Are you not holding the brake lever down while...

Are you not holding the brake lever down while bleeding?
04-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By frankenmike

Not fully rigid, but close to it.

Not fully rigid, but close to it.
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-13-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,148
Posted By frankenmike

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only...

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only difference is the camelbak and shoes.
03-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By frankenmike

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I...

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I once tried running the shifter housings completely outside the tape the whole way- largely for the convenience of access to the whole cable system. I...
03-19-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,310
Posted By frankenmike

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one...

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one side. Is it possible that a spacer got moved, or something is installed wrong? I would try to get that pulley centered somehow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By frankenmike

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from...

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from the bike is what I call it.
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