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Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By RIC0

I came from an Aluminum frame cannondale which...

I came from an Aluminum frame cannondale which was a great bike.


This new solace is unreal. Worth every penny spent. The ride in general is so much smoother, faster, grippier than the older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By RIC0

Dats crazy talk. Hydro brakes are FAR superior...

Dats crazy talk. Hydro brakes are FAR superior to silly rim brakes. They can't even be compared if you ask me.


Anywho, just picked up a 2017 Solace 10 model this week and HOLY CRAP is this...
07-28-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By RIC0

Headset bearing replacement

How often you guys replacing headset bearings, mainly the lower one?? I try not to over wash the bike but if it's covered in mud then it needs a bath.


Seems like 6-8 months is the max I get...
12-31-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By RIC0

I Recently did this with my 29er. IF you can...

I Recently did this with my 29er. IF you can turn the wheels with your current gearing good for you it will save you some bucks. IF not then it's possible you'll need a larger 40/42 tooth cog, new...
12-09-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By RIC0

Slightly used parts on Ebay will be your best...

Slightly used parts on Ebay will be your best friend. I've got killer deals and offered up killer deals when building out bikes.
12-07-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,116
Posted By RIC0

Would using a rigid bike off road be equal to a...

Would using a rigid bike off road be equal to a full suspension road bike??

Suspension is great off road just like no suspension is great on road.

More par to the guys on rigids I would never...
11-06-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

Agreed I have fixed this issue several times of...

Agreed I have fixed this issue several times of the years doing exactly what you said and that's why this time I was scratching my head like WTF is causing this.

I would think a layer of...
11-06-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

Well gents the fix was to put something between...

Well gents the fix was to put something between the pad and pistons. I found some thick tint used for tinting light covers on cars and put 2 layers of it on the back of each brake pad and put in 10...
11-05-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

Welp I just went out and for test purposes put a...

Welp I just went out and for test purposes put a piece of business card between the pistons and pads and wadaya know..:D this was a simple test around the yard but a full test later tonight on the...
11-05-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

Habilis I actually grabbed some car anti break...

Habilis I actually grabbed some car anti break squeal crap out of my garage and tried it, no go.

This has been an on an off thing for a few months.

I'm pretty dam mechanically inclined and been...
11-05-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

I've got shimano sintered pads and Truckerco...

I've got shimano sintered pads and Truckerco organic.

Rims are hand built Hope pro hubs, dt swiss spokes to Stans rims and only about 500 miles, they are tru and spokes are plenty tight.

This...
11-05-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By RIC0

brake squeeel driven me nuts

Ok I got xt m785 brakes hitting 180mm rotors

I've tried 3 different type of pads against 2 different type of rotors.

I've clean and sanded rotors and pads, no go.

I've tried the proper break...
10-16-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,111
Posted By RIC0

Also keep in mind lower tire pressure means more...

Also keep in mind lower tire pressure means more power to turn those knobbies huggin the ground. Yes you get better traction but you got more tire on the ground making more friction. I tried the...
10-16-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By RIC0

stand up and think one step at a time like your...

stand up and think one step at a time like your walking and don't stop till ya fall over.
09-18-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By RIC0

My thoughts exactly. Bottle for rides that allow...

My thoughts exactly. Bottle for rides that allow me to get back to more fluid within an hour. Anything over an hour then I sport the camelback with plenty of water and again the water bottle with...
09-04-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,730
Posted By RIC0

I would find a good used fork on ebay and ditch...

I would find a good used fork on ebay and ditch Judy. She always had an attitude anyway...:thumb:
09-02-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,826
Posted By RIC0

I went from a nice KHS 26er that I built myself...

I went from a nice KHS 26er that I built myself to my specs for around $2500 to a new Santa Cruz 29er which I also built myself the way I wanted for roughly $4500 and yes there is a HUGE difference. ...
08-26-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,467
Posted By RIC0

Lovin my Tallboy 473409473410

Lovin my Tallboy

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08-21-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By RIC0

Well the 40 and 16 tooth cogs are now installed...

Well the 40 and 16 tooth cogs are now installed and shifting is smooth as butta. So for roughly $100 you can get a goatlink, both 40 and 16 tooth cogs. How well will this setup shift with a 42 GC I...
08-18-15, 05:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,208
Posted By RIC0

Ya dang skippy SLIME tubes are heavy that's why I...

Ya dang skippy SLIME tubes are heavy that's why I stated a little squirt of it goes a long way. Buy a bottle of slime and 2-3 ounces is plenty, which is less than the STANS amount in my current 29er...
08-17-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By RIC0

Don't think there is a 9sp Clutch RD available on...

Don't think there is a 9sp Clutch RD available on the market??? At least I kinda dug into it when I was in the same position as you and had to just pull the trigger on 10sp setup.
08-17-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,208
Posted By RIC0

Geez I got a commercial gigantic compressor and...

Geez I got a commercial gigantic compressor and it's a PITA to get my tires to seat the bead on the stan rims. I usually have to run a rope around the middle of the tire to push the sides out for it...
08-17-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,208
Posted By RIC0

I'm tubeless and love it but for years I ran a...

I'm tubeless and love it but for years I ran a little squirt of SLIM in my tubes and seldom got pin holes from briars and such. If you don't want to drop the money yet go with the SLIM to see if it...
08-13-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By RIC0

I can already see how this thing is going to help...

I can already see how this thing is going to help shifting to a larger 40/42 cog being that it's a tad bit longer than the stock linkage. It pushes the der back further from the cassette and to be...
08-13-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By RIC0

I'm running a single Blackspire 32 up front on an...

I'm running a single Blackspire 32 up front on an older XTR triple crank in the middle ring.

To be honest I manage pretty good on most trails I ride with the 36 but it will be nice to have a 40...
08-13-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By RIC0

Yes 36 is the max most der will handle smoothly...

Yes 36 is the max most der will handle smoothly and recommended by manufacturers.

I've heard that without the goatlink and or the oneup radcage on XT shifters that shifting to a 40 or 42 is...
08-13-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By RIC0

Wolftooth Goatlink

Mine should be arriving today so I thought I would ask who else uses a goatlink and XT derailleurs with a 40 and or a 42 GC??

It sounds as though just having the Goatlink in general will improve...
08-10-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,712
Posted By RIC0

I had a 2x9 running XTR m960 derailleur and for...

I had a 2x9 running XTR m960 derailleur and for chits and giggles tried to go 1x9 and dropping the chain was an issue, which I fully expected but figured I'd try it out.

As of a week ago I went to...
07-28-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By RIC0

40 tooth with Shimano XT M786

Anyone use this Der with a 40 tooth without making any other changes other than maybe dialing in the Derailleur? It states max is 36 for this der but I'm wondering if a 40 would actually work???
07-23-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
1x9
Views: 2,050
Posted By RIC0

I ride in KY and IN, plenty of hills around here...

I ride in KY and IN, plenty of hills around here and I run a 1x9. 32 front and 12-36 out back. Not too bad but just requires some strong legs.

In the spring I'm going 1x10 but same gearing I...
07-23-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RIC0

I had some mild and I mean mild soreness in my...

I had some mild and I mean mild soreness in my chest 2 days after my ride. I did a road ride that day just to state it wasn't sore enough. I have 9 inch scar down my chest with wire holding my...
07-22-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RIC0

Well the Dr listed me able to do just about...

Well the Dr listed me able to do just about anything at 3 months and that was July 1st. Yes the sternum is still a little tender but I'm sure it will be for several more months. I was actually on...
07-21-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RIC0

Anyone have open heart surgery????

Anyone on here have open heart surgery and if so how long was it before you got bike on the MTN bike?? I've been on the road bike putting in some miles but that doesn't jar the chest like off road...
12-05-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By RIC0

Honestly I can't remember and looking at the BB...

Honestly I can't remember and looking at the BB thier is not name on it. The GUB on ebay looks to be a good buy and I'd buy it if i needed one.
12-04-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By RIC0

I got some offbrand one that I mentioned before...

I got some offbrand one that I mentioned before off of ebay and have yet to service it to this day and it's now on it's second bike. I think I paid like $80 shipped if that. Standard Xtype is half...
12-03-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By RIC0

I run a ceramic BB on my mountain bike and have...

I run a ceramic BB on my mountain bike and have for some 4 years and it spins so much better than my recently replaced BB on my road bike. They really are that dam good. Yes standard BB work just...
10-10-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By RIC0

Hit up the ONLY underground bike park

Yuuup, in Louisville, KY they are building a 350,000 sq foot under ground bike park at the mega caverns. Some of us got a sneak peak at it last night. Currently they've had 300 loads of dirt...
09-28-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,689
Posted By RIC0

Seems like 29ers cost are much higher than a...

Seems like 29ers cost are much higher than a 26ers.
09-27-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,689
Posted By RIC0

Scott gets my vote. I don't own one but put...

Scott gets my vote.

I don't own one but put in plenty of seat time on several Scotts and like them.
09-26-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By RIC0

Love my Time pedals and have for 10+ years.

Love my Time pedals and have for 10+ years.
09-15-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,467
Posted By RIC0

yuuuuuuuup 406367

yuuuuuuuup

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09-10-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By RIC0

My bars are 27.5 in and or 700mm and still find...

My bars are 27.5 in and or 700mm and still find them too wide.. which to some seems crazy. I will get used to it and slowly am. Again I came from 24.5 in bars so 1.5 inches on each side feels like...
09-10-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By RIC0

Pedal harder an you'll go faster not sure why...

Pedal harder an you'll go faster not sure why your trying to increase speed I find it VERY hard to believe your topping out your gearing on your bike on flat ground.
09-10-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By RIC0

Good to see your up to a challenge but your...

Good to see your up to a challenge but your trying to make something work that was never "engineered" to work that way. Can you fit a circle into a square, sure you can with a big enough hammer. ...
08-24-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By RIC0

A little slim in the tubes can go a long way...

A little slim in the tubes can go a long way against thorns an 40 psi or so helps with pinch flats
08-22-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By RIC0

Finally got to put in some miles on this badboy...

Finally got to put in some miles on this badboy today and WOW is all I can say. Even with the rear shock in Trail mode it still climbs like a dam mountain goat with little to no bob in the rear end....
08-21-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By RIC0

My friend who owns a bike shop built my wheelset...

My friend who owns a bike shop built my wheelset for just under $600

Stans Arch 29
Hope Hubs
DT Swiss double butted spokes.

Throw in the Rapid Rob Tires, rotors and stans sealant and it goes...
08-21-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By RIC0

I won a santa cruz tallboy frame in a raffle and...

I won a santa cruz tallboy frame in a raffle and built the bike out myself. $4K is easy to do for sure. I had to send off a brand new Fox shock to have it rebuilt with a remote lever and that alone...
08-21-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By RIC0

The Thomson faceplate ano blue matches Hopes blue...

The Thomson faceplate ano blue matches Hopes blue perfectly...

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08-19-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By RIC0

here ya go.... Drop-Stop Chainrings...

here ya go.... Drop-Stop Chainrings (http://www.wolftoothcycling.com/)
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