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12-08-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
Posted By Rolla

Then get tires, no question. Save the sexy...

Then get tires, no question. Save the sexy wheelset for the next bike. :)
12-07-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rolla

Replace your chain often. No technique change...

Replace your chain often. No technique change needed, zero downtime, prolonged drivetrain lifespan. Problem (real or imagined) solved.
12-07-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rolla

This being a haven for dorks, I'm sure there are...

This being a haven for dorks, I'm sure there are those with the time and inclination to ponder all the variables and publish their equations and results, but that's exactly the kind of...
12-06-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Rolla

It would help to know whether you're looking for...

It would help to know whether you're looking for a fit that feels similar your current bike, or something different. As has been pointed out, your four choices are all lower than your current bike,...
12-06-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,139
Posted By Rolla

That's funny -- my rigid MTB is a Unit X. What a...

That's funny -- my rigid MTB is a Unit X. What a great bike!
12-03-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Rolla

Hard to tell what's going on there, but I've seen...

Hard to tell what's going on there, but I've seen cracks develop along the bead and eventually open up enough to cause a flat. In your case, I'd just keep an eye on it and see if it grows any longer...
11-30-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Rolla

While observed trials events like those that Hans...

While observed trials events like those that Hans Rey used to dominate in the 90s seem to be on the wane, the new school riders like Danny MacAskill are pushing street trials into totally new realms:...
11-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Rolla

While I don't necessarily recommend it, I've seen...

While I don't necessarily recommend it, I've seen someone cover an octalink hole with a coin and then use a square-taper crank tool.
11-29-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By Rolla

Retrofitting hydro discs and a belt drive can't...

Retrofitting hydro discs and a belt drive can't be done on that bike. Start with something that at least has the kind of gears and brakes you want, and go from there.
11-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Rolla

I can run 700 X 43mm Gravel King SKs on my Black...

I can run 700 X 43mm Gravel King SKs on my Black Mountain Monster Cross with fenders.
...
11-27-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,909
Posted By Rolla

Leni Fried: ...

Leni Fried:

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11-27-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

Agreed. I'm sure it's one of those "forum...

Agreed. I'm sure it's one of those "forum phenomena" where the effect is both hugely significant and utterly undetectable. :)
11-27-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rolla

I gather that when you say "wheels" you mean...

I gather that when you say "wheels" you mean "tires." Most rims will accommodate a range of tire widths, but as stated elsewhere, we'd need to know what you've got currently to make any specific...
11-27-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Rolla

BF needs a facepalm emoji.

BF needs a facepalm emoji.
11-26-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

"The shorter the stays the closer the rear...

"The shorter the stays the closer the rear wheel's contact patch will be to your center of gravity. This increases traction when you need it most when climbing and in conditions with poor traction...
11-26-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Rolla

I ride bikes for the express purpose of ignoring...

I ride bikes for the express purpose of ignoring inconsequential minutiae like pedaling efficiency.
11-25-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

Sure, I guess. In the OP's case, however, I think...

Sure, I guess. In the OP's case, however, I think buying off-road worthy carbon wheels is a hundred dollar solution to a ten cent problem.
11-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

Lennard Zinn puts it this way: "There is no...

Lennard Zinn puts it this way:

"There is no question that if a rider climbs at constant speed, it doesn’t matter where the weight is located on the bike. Extra mass could be concentrated on the...
11-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

Personally, I'd go with durability over weight...

Personally, I'd go with durability over weight savings.



A reduction in rotating weight will improve efficiency, but I think weight is often over-emphasized as a means of improving performance...
11-23-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,172
Posted By Rolla

Ugh. One more gizmo to fuss with. I ride my bike...

Ugh. One more gizmo to fuss with. I ride my bike to get away from technology.
11-23-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 63,771
Posted By Rolla

Took the ol' Fairdale Parser out for a spin...

Took the ol' Fairdale Parser out for a spin yesterday. This thing can do it all: urban, gravel, CX, whatever.
...
11-23-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By Rolla

My wife loves her Terry Liberator X saddle.

My wife loves her Terry Liberator X saddle.
11-22-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By Rolla

OP hooked all the fish on his very first cast. He...

OP hooked all the fish on his very first cast. He knows his bait. :thumb:
11-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Rolla

Loose valve stem nut. Shoelace tip or front...

Loose valve stem nut.
Shoelace tip or front derailleur cable crimp tapping the crankarm.
11-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By Rolla

:lol:

:lol:
11-21-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,208
Posted By Rolla

Outfitted with the same chainring and cogs, a...

Outfitted with the same chainring and cogs, a 650B wheel will give you lower gears than a 700c wheel by a couple of gear inches. Whether this is "minimal" is subjective.
11-21-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By Rolla

I would take indoor trainers and power meters off...

I would take indoor trainers and power meters off the "need" list, and replace them with a helmet and some basic flat tire repair tools.
11-20-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-20-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By Rolla

I wasn't suggesting it as a permanent fix, but...

I wasn't suggesting it as a permanent fix, but just as a means to confirm whether a less forward position makes you feel less sketchy on descents.
11-20-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By Rolla

What is the suggested stem length for those...

What is the suggested stem length for those frames? Running a dramatically shorter one might introduce other handling characteristics that you may not like.



I'd play around with stem length...
11-19-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Rolla

I know I've seen those before on other brands'...

I know I've seen those before on other brands' BBs as well. To the best of my knowledge/memory, they serve no purpose that should affect installation or use. Might be a dust cover that you can push...
11-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By Rolla

Sounds like your off-road skills have atrophied...

Sounds like your off-road skills have atrophied in general. I think once you get your overall confidence back, your pedal issues will diminish; in other words, they're a symptom, not the disease.
...
11-18-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By Rolla

Mine are hung vertically by front wheel wall...

Mine are hung vertically by front wheel wall hooks, set at staggered heights to accommodate the handlebars.
11-17-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

Is that on your LinkedIn profile? :) ...

Is that on your LinkedIn profile? :)

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11-17-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,578
Posted By Rolla

... except for the "uncomplainingly"...

... except for the "uncomplainingly" part.
11-17-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,578
Posted By Rolla

Thru-axles, dropper posts, tubeless tires, disc...

Thru-axles, dropper posts, tubeless tires, disc brakes, carbon fiber, electronic shifting, suspension, and 1X drivetrains are obvious evidence of "development." Or do these not meet some arbitrary...
11-16-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

So don't answer. It's not like you're employed...

So don't answer. It's not like you're employed here.
11-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

Four out of five dentists prefer a white...

Four out of five dentists prefer a white sportscar.
11-15-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x360/b1178250085_997f87aeb41b43c5f49afbca31d8996b38f98bce.jpg :D
11-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

This is a standard feature of other forums, and...

This is a standard feature of other forums, and should be implemented here.
11-15-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

Putting offensive people on an ignore list would...

Putting offensive people on an ignore list would rob me of the entertainment I derive from reading their self-owning posts.
11-15-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

Moreover, I think it's worth noting that many of...

Moreover, I think it's worth noting that many of them do in fact have ugly children.
11-14-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Rolla

I've built three or four singlespeed wheelsets...

I've built three or four singlespeed wheelsets with Surly hubs, and I've been very happy with the results. Any QBP retailer can get them.
11-14-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,580
Posted By Rolla

At least you have good taste in lights -- my...

At least you have good taste in lights -- my Bontrager Flare taillight is awesome -- and there's nothing wrong with having extras around in case one doesn't get charged or a buddy wants to ride along!
11-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rolla

The forum is whatever we make it, so make it...

The forum is whatever we make it, so make it better.

Be helpful, stay away from topics you don't like, notify the mods when someone's a jerk, and use the ignore button.
11-12-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Rolla

Too Sentimental to Sell?

So I've got a fairly valuable bike that's been collecting dust for a year. I'm not one to keep things around if I'm not using them, and I don't usually invest much emotional energy into inanimate...
11-11-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Rolla

You aren't going to buy your way out of crashing....

You aren't going to buy your way out of crashing.



What is the tire?



Impossible to say without knowing what the bike is.
11-11-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Rolla

I think I would rather race a CX bike on gravel...

I think I would rather race a CX bike on gravel than race a gravel bike in CX, but as long as you're not vying for a trophy, you'll have a blast on your Revolt.
11-10-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Rolla

When anybody can post an ad and anybody can...

When anybody can post an ad and anybody can respond, you're inevitably going to get an outsized number of clueless time-wasters, regardless of which side of the transaction you're on. Dealing with CL...
11-10-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Rolla

It's a snarky (and deserved) response to this ad:...

It's a snarky (and deserved) response to this ad: https://greenville.craigslist.org/bik/d/simpsonville-new-road-bike-vilano-tuono/7384643430.html
...
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