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02-28-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 210
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Posted By dksix

After a month of nearly 10" of rain I finally got...

After a month of nearly 10" of rain I finally got to ride the new SA I order the first of the month. I felt good right from the start but I quickly noticed I want sliding forward on the saddle. I had...
02-26-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By dksix

I figured I'd be able to shim hubs and disk to...

I figured I'd be able to shim hubs and disk to get them exactly right but did plan to buy another set identical to the ones I have if I did setup another set for that bike. Of course, there is always...
02-25-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By dksix

2nd Set of Wheels for Hydraulic Disc Bike

Is anyone using multiple sets of wheels on bikes with hydraulic disc brakes? I'd like to have some smooth 80% street tires on a set of wheels and a set of larger diameter rougher thread tires on...
02-11-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By dksix

Are you saying the brake cable stops for the rear...

Are you saying the brake cable stops for the rear brake on your frame is too small to accept the R7000 brake cable housing with the only ferrules you have installed but the 5mm brake cable housing...
02-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By dksix

I'm running 6800 brakes with 6700 STI's, no...

I'm running 6800 brakes with 6700 STI's, no issues at all.
02-10-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,333
Posted By dksix

Of the 4 shops that are in driving distance to me...

Of the 4 shops that are in driving distance to me one is a Trek Store, one is a stocking dealer of Specialized & Felt, another is a leftover from BITD that is a Swchinn dealer but doesn't stock any...
02-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By dksix

I don't understand what you mean with "planing",...

I don't understand what you mean with "planing", assuming you mean planing as is making something flat.
02-06-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By dksix

Sorry, forgot the attachments ...

Sorry, forgot the attachments
https://i.postimg.cc/63Fh34x7/me-Mark-1982.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
02-04-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By dksix

I ran into some discrepancies about Vector. I...

I ran into some discrepancies about Vector. I remember the first MARK 2's being welded up in the back of the bike shop. Wade, Joe and Betty's nephew welded some of the bars (Vector stemless bars) and...
02-04-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

My B-DAY is the 28th. I'll be getting another...

My B-DAY is the 28th. I'll be getting another saddle then. Either another SA or a Brooks if I don't 100% love the SA.
02-04-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

I felt that if my assessment is correct that the...

I felt that if my assessment is correct that the leather would likely stretch more to accommodate the unevenness and eventually contour to my specific shape. What SA calls "flex-fly" also seemed to...
02-03-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By dksix

BMX Museum? I've used that site for some research...

BMX Museum? I've used that site for some research in the past. I'm from East Tennesse and raced BMX locally in the early 80's. Spent a lot of time at The Back Yard in Kingsport, Joe and Better were...
02-03-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

I get that you're over this debate and are being...

I get that you're over this debate and are being nice about it but I wonder if you're seeing something I'm missing. No, I couldn't guarantee that the force on the right and left were completely equal...
02-03-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

Did you read post 100, where I described how I...

Did you read post 100, where I described how I used my weight bench and lat attachment to align my spine vertically and the lat bar to push down against?
Forum: Foo
02-03-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,223
Posted By dksix

I wonder if there is a weight tied to an item's...

I wonder if there is a weight tied to an item's description in the system? I ask because of the question in post 3. If the weight is checking what's picked up on one side it put down on the other...
02-03-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

So you don't "buy it" that I could have an...

So you don't "buy it" that I could have an anatomy abnormality based on everything I've told you and are still convinced that I just have a seat too high?
02-02-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

No, what I'm saying is that unless I rocked back...

No, what I'm saying is that unless I rocked back and forth my right side bone didn't make an impression, the goal was to make an impression that could be measured. Imagine drawing a horizontal line...
02-02-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By dksix

I wasn't speaking of longevity but overall ride...

I wasn't speaking of longevity but overall ride and performance. According to this article, a major advancement was made in 2013 by Specialized and others followed suit. I wasn't riding then but I do...
02-02-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By dksix

There are a couple of companies claiming some new...

There are a couple of companies claiming some new welding technologies, The Emonda ALR advertises "invisible weld technology" and one of them advertises "smart weld" but I don't know how either is...
02-02-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,744
Posted By dksix

Make that 3 then, the Domane ALR is 200 series...

Make that 3 then, the Domane ALR is 200 series aluminum tubing.

To the OP. Yes, some companies to have different levels under the same model name but I've not known any to try to obscure that...
02-02-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,522
Posted By dksix

Grown men spending the price of a used car for a...

Grown men spending the price of a used car for a bicycle then dressing up in spandex and going out riding those bicycles in the winter's cold or the summer's heat.........sounds like a bunch of nuts...
02-02-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By dksix

Stencil the letters on another piece of coroplast...

Stencil the letters on another piece of coroplast and cut them out. Then box in the back side of the panniers with it over the existing lights. It will be illuminated and minimal effort.
02-02-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By dksix

A member for 10+ years with 4 posts in 1 thread...

A member for 10+ years with 4 posts in 1 thread but finds this worthy of a comment. :thumb:
02-02-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

This conclusion isn't based on impressions left...

This conclusion isn't based on impressions left in my seat but when measuring my sit bones per the directions of a saddle manufacturer. I have measured myself, in the same way, many times with the...
02-02-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

What stemmed this realization was a YouTube video...

What stemmed this realization was a YouTube video from SQlabs about their "Active-Saddle Technology". I was going through their process to determine which of their saddles would be best for me....
Forum: Southeast
02-01-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By dksix

I've never done the whole trail, last time I was...

I've never done the whole trail, last time I was up there I rode 25 miles in from Abington and back. I didn't go any last year but didn't ride much of anywhere last year. I live between Erwin and...
02-01-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,409
Posted By dksix

I know this thread is long going but since I...

I know this thread is long going but since I ordered an H1 today much of the decision was based on posts here in this thread I thought I'd give it a bumb.I recently discovered that my sit bones...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,620,204
Posted By dksix

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06-26-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By dksix

I would venture to say not only can frames in...

I would venture to say not only can frames in general be too small but with so many sub-groups of frames now that while one 56CM frame could work fine another from a different manufacturer of a...
06-14-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dksix

Yes, I have had that same experience when able to...

Yes, I have had that same experience when able to run a tire that easily conforms to the shape of obstacles but that was on ATV's where size restrictions was much less of an issue. My old bike had...
06-13-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By dksix

Multi-Surface Tire Advice Needed

I built up a hybrid a couple of months ago to use on some local rails-to-trails and some gravel riding. It's a Schwinn Vantage F1 and I went with Continental City Ride II tires in 700C x 37...
05-19-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,930
Posted By dksix

I know you're not looking for the whole bike but...

I know you're not looking for the whole bike but for the price I thought this might be a starting point but it's aluminum. I was thinking all of their bikes were steel but not this one but since I...
05-08-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,406
Posted By dksix

I've never tried the Egg Beaters. I use the...

I've never tried the Egg Beaters. I use the cheapest Candies, Candy 1's which have the plastic body around what I assume is an Egg Beater spindle. In my mind they would be a little easier to clip in...
05-07-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,406
Posted By dksix

I'll respectfully disagree with the advocates of...

I'll respectfully disagree with the advocates of SPD. I started out with SPD's and then started using SPD-SL on my road bike but after riding with a guy who was using Crank Brothers I noticed he...
05-01-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By dksix

I'm not getting any quote information. I've...

I'm not getting any quote information. I've looked around and can't find any where to see if I have quotes I need to reply to.
04-29-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By dksix

I too would suggest you check out the offerings...

I too would suggest you check out the offerings from Trek in the $1500-$2000 price range, even lower if you look at the ALR's on both Emonda and Domane lines.



I had noise problems when I first...
04-27-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By dksix

I've had some 700C folding tires that I couldn't...

I've had some 700C folding tires that I couldn't get on and off without levers, steel bead tires have seemed to be slightly larger than my folding. The rim tape on my 29'er tubeless compatible rims...
Forum: Foo
04-26-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,922
Posted By dksix

Depending on my mood and if I like the...

Depending on my mood and if I like the waiter/waitress I tip 20% to 100+ percent. I usually go places alone and often I go in places and eat alone. I have one particular Mexican restaurant that I...
04-25-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By dksix

Excerpt from JRE #1108, Lance and cyclists....

Just a short excerpt with some discussion about Lance Armstrong, cycling and other athletes between Joe and Peter Attia. It was an interesting podcast, of course the it can be heard in it's entirety...
04-24-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By dksix

I bought a couple pair of them when I first...

I bought a couple pair of them when I first started riding before I was willing to wear regular cycling shorts. I now wear bibs whenever I ride. If I'm riding road bike I wear bibs and road jersey,...
04-24-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,386
Posted By dksix

The reason is the diameter of an 8 or 9 t cog...

The reason is the diameter of an 8 or 9 t cog would be too small to fit on the freehub body. With the current trend going to larger diameter thru axles there isn't likely going to be any smaller...
04-23-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,037
Posted By dksix

Does sticking your foot between the tire and fork...

Does sticking your foot between the tire and fork count as brakes? Yes, I've went over the bars doing endos probably about as many times as I have going off the back doing wheelies.
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04-23-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,662
Posted By dksix

What shifters are you using? Would some glow in...

What shifters are you using? Would some glow in the dark paint on the indicator needle work, provided you can get that part of the shifter apart and back together.
04-23-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By dksix

"over 30 years"???? I figured you to just be...

"over 30 years"???? I figured you to just be about 30 y.o. :D
04-23-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By dksix

I have some of the adapters, bought like a 5 pack...

I have some of the adapters, bought like a 5 pack of them with one of my China orders for like a dollar. I hadn't thought about trying these with a regular gauge but expect it would work out great...
04-23-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By dksix

I can't answer why all people use gauges and...

I can't answer why all people use gauges and thought I was pretty clear in my post as to why I would use one, in fact I pretty much provided all the information required to answer all of your...
04-23-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By dksix

I determined the tire pressure was high due to...

I determined the tire pressure was high due to the tire's max pressure being rated at 70 PSI and I pumped to 50 front 60 rear, that's 70% and 85% of max rated pressure. The tires were providing...
04-22-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By dksix

Checking Pressure in Tires with Presta Valves

Are there any gauges that work well for tires using Presta valves? Is it practical to try to check pressure levels in high pressure/low volume tires used on most road bikes?

I just finished up a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By dksix

That's a completely plausible scenario but I...

That's a completely plausible scenario but I don't find incompetence anymore comforting than dishonesty from someone I'm giving my debit card number to, lol. It's completely possible that had I...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By dksix

The tires are now listed as out of stock on...

The tires are now listed as out of stock on Amazon but obviously the tires aren't out of stock. When I placed the order Niagara Cycles showed the quantity available on Amazon as 3, I ordered 2. I...
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