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12-07-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't count on that with SRAM. :rolleyes:...

I wouldn't count on that with SRAM. :rolleyes: Another vote for GRX.
12-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By shelbyfv

You shouldn't second guess Trek unless you have...

You shouldn't second guess Trek unless you have some actual knowledge to the contrary. Use the bike as an incentive. It's going to be hard to lose weight this time of year. Having the bike to look...
12-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks, and "yes" to both! I will ponder and try...

Thanks, and "yes" to both! I will ponder and try decreasing the cable tension. It's been a couple of years but IIRC I had to set a fair amount of tension to get the chain to the big ring. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

Moisty, I suggest you set the bike aside for the...

Moisty, I suggest you set the bike aside for the winter. Join a gym and work on building some muscle and endurance. From the pics you posted awhile back, you look "soft" and overweight. Having to...
12-05-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By shelbyfv

Yay! Does this mean you finally have your bike...

Yay! Does this mean you finally have your bike mfg company up and running? FWIW, I expect prices to go up each year.
12-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By shelbyfv

My own 8000 setup gives me noise in the largest...

My own 8000 setup gives me noise in the largest two or three cogs with the big ring but I can use all but maybe the smallest cog while in the small ring. This would not be my preference. I'd like to...
12-05-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes...

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes the same speed. It's not difficult to keep a couple of spare chains around. A disadvantage to 10 speed is that if you need shifters you will be...
12-04-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, adios pal. Was real....:twitchy:

Well, adios pal. Was real....:twitchy:
12-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By shelbyfv

The Shimano site is good resource.

The Shimano site is good resource.
12-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By shelbyfv

Nope, Shimano says the four smallest may rub,...

Nope, Shimano says the four smallest may rub, though ymmv. https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RAFD001/DM-RAFD001-05-ENG.pdf
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12-04-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By shelbyfv

What a cool bike! I'd suggest contacting Breezer...

What a cool bike! I'd suggest contacting Breezer directly. The fact that they don't mention wheel size interchangeability makes me wonder if there might be a "gotcha."
12-04-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems OP, who doesn't ride or even like bikes,...

Seems OP, who doesn't ride or even like bikes, went to lots of trouble to join Bike Forums.:foo: Best I can tell, he wants to know whether he should junk the bike or give it away. Yes, the poll is...
12-03-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 576
Posted By shelbyfv

I was on a ride a couple of weeks ago, terrified...

I was on a ride a couple of weeks ago, terrified and beat up by descents with foot deep ruts and grapefruit sized rocks, all covered by leaves. Friends on FS mtbs were cruising. I could catch up on...
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By shelbyfv

Sup Larry! You really won't be able to make a...

Sup Larry! You really won't be able to make a good decision unassisted. Since you have found some folks to ride with, you should run this by them.
12-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycle...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 968
Posted By shelbyfv

As mentioned above, you really should focus on...

As mentioned above, you really should focus on your sock length. Earlier in the year you may have been able to get away with some legacy 4 inchers. With the change of season, you really don't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know what the hoods were designed for but...

I don't know what the hoods were designed for but they seem fine on the flared bar. 6600 and 8000. Sorry, that's as far as I can go down the rabbit hole.;)
12-02-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

Doesn't Microshift have bar end shifters for...

Doesn't Microshift have bar end shifters for Dynasys? You could use whatever brake levers you want. Or use a "Trekking" bar and keep all your components.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 968
Posted By shelbyfv

What CAT are you racing? Looks vs results may be...

What CAT are you racing? Looks vs results may be more of a thing in the lower categories. Move on up if it bothers you.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess you could geometry the width at the ends...

I guess you could geometry the width at the ends since you know two sides and an angle. Or wait until you get them and measure. Either way, I think you would scrape the pedal before the bar end.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes. The Ritchey Butano bar does have 12 degrees...

Yes. The Ritchey Butano bar does have 12 degrees drop flare/sweep. That seems to put my wrists in a more comfortable position than straight drops. Note the Surly Truck Stop has a 30mm rise from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

If y'all enjoy Moisty's fit advice, he and the...

If y'all enjoy Moisty's fit advice, he and the other one are handing it out pretty freely in Fitting Your Bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By shelbyfv

Congrats! Hopefully you'll have better roads...

Congrats! Hopefully you'll have better roads next time.:thumb:
12-01-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By shelbyfv

You could probably get an idea from Strava...

You could probably get an idea from Strava Heatmap. FWIW, it's not too difficult to change the gearing if it doesn't suit the roads you actually ride.
11-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By shelbyfv

Strava and RWGPS

Strava and RWGPS
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

:roflmao::beer:

:roflmao::beer:
11-30-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, he needed the advice immediately so...

Well, he needed the advice immediately so hopefully he's made a decision and is happily making his rounds. Maybe being jetted around to the next hot spot. We may never know....
11-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,621
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't wait on the group if you can find one....

I wouldn't wait on the group if you can find one. Remember it's now last generation, not current. I won't pretend to know how Shimano operates but it wouldn't be a surprise if they skewed...
11-29-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,621
Posted By shelbyfv

End of story! Nobody here is going to discourage...

End of story! Nobody here is going to discourage you from getting what you want.:thumb:
11-29-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, he got some good straight forward advice...

Well, he got some good straight forward advice early on and that could have been the end of it. Things went downhill when he decided to argue and go on about wanting carbon wheels and disc brakes. ...
11-29-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,621
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, less weight is an attraction for many but...

Yes, less weight is an attraction for many but I'm a sucker for a well finished part. A nicer taper, machined edge, maybe a little shiny as counterpoint to matte.... No deep pockets here though, so...
11-29-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder if a pipe dream would necessitate having...

I wonder if a pipe dream would necessitate having someone on "Fire Watch?":foo:
11-29-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,621
Posted By shelbyfv

I certainly couldn't tell. The only DA I have is...

I certainly couldn't tell. The only DA I have is 7800 and I can't tell it from 6600 in use. I just thought it looked better! I did have some 7900 shifters that were junk, first gen with shift...
11-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,621
Posted By shelbyfv

DA is nicer. ;) If you don't mind paying for it...

DA is nicer. ;) If you don't mind paying for it there is no downside. Better start collecting it now, everything is in short supply. From what I've read the new 12 speed is electronic only....
11-29-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By shelbyfv

A question well beyond my pay grade but if you...

A question well beyond my pay grade but if you aren't mtn biking and just need some comfort, this is relatively inexpensive and would be an easy swap. ...
11-28-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks for clarifying. So you are hoping to be a...

Thanks for clarifying. So you are hoping to be a night watchman in an area that is too large to patrol on foot. Since industrial areas are generally flattish, a single speed will be sufficient,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 757
Posted By shelbyfv

I predict you will be astonished and disappointed...

I predict you will be astonished and disappointed by the additional effort required. Even if you are only getting a couple of hundred watts out of the ebike, that's probably double what you'll put...
11-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By shelbyfv

5800 was 11 speed, right? If so, you will be...

5800 was 11 speed, right? If so, you will be fine to swap for an 8000. You'll probably want the same cage length unless you are changing your gearing.
11-28-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By shelbyfv

I swapped a tube for a friend who had Specialized...

I swapped a tube for a friend who had Specialized Turbo Cotton. The tire was astonishingly easy to reinstall. I don't think they make any claims as to durability. The KoolStop jack tool would be less...
11-28-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

This all seems half baked. "Fire watch and...

This all seems half baked. "Fire watch and response" sounds like serious business. If so, you don't need to be screwing around on a bicycle. Get a motorbike, or better yet, use your phone to call a...
11-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By shelbyfv

I wish my Neighborhood Watch would buy me a bike!...

I wish my Neighborhood Watch would buy me a bike! Folks are always posting about dogs on the loose and escaped chickens (no happy ending for the chicken....) I'd get something with a motor so I...
11-28-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, the Monstercross would be the prime choice...

Yes, the Monstercross would be the prime choice if they are ever back in stock. I wanted one but dicked around until they were gone.:rolleyes: I ended up with a decent Bianchi Volpe that clears only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,663
Posted By shelbyfv

If you have concerns about future-proofing, I'd...

If you have concerns about future-proofing, I'd avoid the unfortunate BB90. Kind of surprising Trek still has it on the Checkpoint.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By shelbyfv

You might try something like this with a slight...

You might try something like this with a slight flare to the drops. I've found the flare allows for a more natural and comfortable wrist position....
11-28-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,691
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe this has been mentioned, but OP could go...

Maybe this has been mentioned, but OP could go directly to a 'bent trike and skip the learning part altogether.:thumb:
11-28-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,741
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ If only.... :crash: To be fair, Moisty has...

^^^ If only.... :crash: To be fair, Moisty has posted numerous pics of bikes that surely must be his, the fit is so "unusual." As for the 2020 "crop," at least Moisty's not a whining ankle biter...
11-27-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By shelbyfv

No spacers. It was a Shimano HT2 68mm bottom...

No spacers. It was a Shimano HT2 68mm bottom bracket. 105 or Ultegra, whichever was available.
11-26-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, kudos to Performance for paying their...

Well, kudos to Performance for paying their employees more than Walmart! Health insurance as well.:thumb:
11-26-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By shelbyfv

I doubt it matters if I give my cycling dollars...

I doubt it matters if I give my cycling dollars to folks wealthier than me or folks a whole bunch wealthier than me and everyone I know or ever will know, combined. :lol: I'm still at the bottom of...
11-26-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,663
Posted By shelbyfv

:beer::innocent:

:beer::innocent:
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