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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Now AC does: 270 g (Tubeless). Timekeeper...

Now AC does: 270 g (Tubeless).

Timekeeper (amclassic.com) (https://www.amclassic.com/products/timekeeper) (click on the + next to "SPECIFICATION")



Only the tube version is $30; tubeless...
01-18-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How did you manage to operate the front brake...

How did you manage to operate the front brake during the last 10 days? (Please do not tell us you only use the rear brake.) As for realigning the STI lever, do as cxwrench described above in post #3.
01-17-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Typo by bboy314? Max chain wrap of 45 teeth, but...

Typo by bboy314? Max chain wrap of 45 teeth, but 34T max cog.

Shimano Altus RD-M370 Rear Derailleur (Silver) (9 Speed) (Long Cage) (SGS) - Performance Bicycle (performancebike.com)...
01-17-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By SoSmellyAir

From what I have read here on BF, how much you...

From what I have read here on BF, how much you can exceed the RD capacity by depends not only on the RD but also on frame geometry, i.e., chain stay length. So the only way to tell for sure is to...
01-17-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Calories seems quite low for that amount of...

Calories seems quite low for that amount of elevation gain, you must be super duper fit.
01-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I don't think ooga-booga is stupid; just...

I don't think ooga-booga is stupid; just different risk tolerance. I do appreciate you describing your routes and best times to take them.
01-16-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

ooga-booga You are quite brave. I used to...

ooga-booga You are quite brave. I used to occasionally go up South Grade Road and down East Grade Road for some "recreational driving" (often on my way to the Julian Pie Company) and saw plenty of...
01-16-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Post #11 above (Bike Forums - View Single Post -...

Post #11 above (Bike Forums - View Single Post - How do YOU fit an inner tube and tire? (https://www.bikeforums.net/22369401-post11.html)) by subgrade did not specify drive side, so when I saw your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Having read all of the above responses to this...

Having read all of the above responses to this question, and seen a consensus that it generally does not take too long to recognize that a saddle is not working out, perhaps the better question is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10,353
Views: 3,057,192
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Congratulations. As for the wheels, Robert A...

Congratulations. As for the wheels, Robert A noted the same point above.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,196
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sigh. My LBS became a Trek owned store in late...

Sigh. My LBS became a Trek owned store in late 2018. During the course of this pandemic it doubled in size but the additional space was almost entirely devoted to e-bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,196
Posted By SoSmellyAir

For every mom that is your customer, there are 10...

For every mom that is your customer, there are 10 parents who treat bicycles for themselves and their children as inexpensive toys, and who let their children ride with barely functional brakes...
01-13-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am not saying that there are no manufacturing...

I am not saying that there are no manufacturing tolerances. Rather, just that those should not be detectable by touch as play if the lock ring is correctly installed.



This is what I was...
01-12-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am not sure about the above. From what I have...

I am not sure about the above. From what I have read here (and elsewhere), there should be no lateral play (i.e., along the axis of the cassette) from cog to cog or between any cog and the freehub....
01-12-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Try another 1.85 mm spacer (which is very cheap)?...

Try another 1.85 mm spacer (which is very cheap)? And if the same result, maybe the slight play is between the freehub and the wheel hub, not between the freehub and the 10 speed cassette?
01-11-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Assuming that you are buying a triple (i.e., 3x)...

Assuming that you are buying a triple (i.e., 3x) crankset, I don't see why you would want to add any spacers, because:

(a) If you add spacers to the middle chain ring mounting position for a 1x...
01-11-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How light is pretty darned light? ...

How light is pretty darned light?



Perhaps it is just the angle depicted in this photo, but that seat post clamp sure looks weird; is the seat post much narrower than the seat tube?
01-10-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did not ride yesterday but dragged my son to...

I did not ride yesterday but dragged my son to hike the North Loop of Peters Canyon Regional Park (which more or less goes around the Peters Canyon Reservoir). At the bench at the highest point, we...
01-10-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Congratulations! According to Wolf...

Congratulations!



According to Wolf Tooth (Chainring Diameter by Tooth Count Wolf Tooth Components (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/pages/chainring-diameter-by-tooth-count)), going from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Not sure what you meant by "inherent" issues...

Not sure what you meant by "inherent" issues here. Other than more diligence regarding torque specifications, there are less issues with using an alloy stem with a carbon bar than with an alloy bar....
01-08-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,614
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Because (from what I have read) housing does not...

Because (from what I have read) housing does not wear out as quickly as cables fray?

But you are right, I might as well (buy the whole set and) replace both cable and housing (and bar tape) at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Carbon bars are a nice upgrade; weight reduction...

Carbon bars are a nice upgrade; weight reduction (< 200 g) and vibration attenuation. Geometry (width, reach, drop) and comfort (same factors plus bar cross-section) are key considerations. "Aero"...
01-08-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Same 25 mile loop around Irvine as usual. Passed...

Same 25 mile loop around Irvine as usual. Passed a group of 6 cyclists on Modjeska but the front 4 caught me on Irvine Boulevard around Portola High School. There is something to this newfound theory...
01-08-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,614
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Good find. Are the housing ferrules reusable (for...

Good find. Are the housing ferrules reusable (for next time when I buy only the inner cables instead of the entire road shift cable set)?
01-08-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did the same thing this morning (when I noticed...

I did the same thing this morning (when I noticed that my rear tire was completely flat) except (a) I used Michelin Airstop tubes which have threadless valve stems and thus no valve nuts, and (b) I...
01-07-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yeah, the Feedback clamp does require some...

Yeah, the Feedback clamp does require some practice. My method is to (1) lift my bike with my right arm, (2) squeeze the clamp together (around the seat post) with my left hand, (3) tighten the clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You should have bought the A5 Sportback instead...

You should have bought the A5 Sportback instead of the A5 Coupe; in early 2020 I almost bought one because the liftback made it the perfect car to transport a road bike, but instead I bought my wife...
01-07-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Both types of stands -- bipod folding and tripod...

Both types of stands -- bipod folding and tripod folding mechanisms -- each has only 3 contact points. The former works as you said. The latter has only 3 legs, each of which contacts the ground. (4...
01-06-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The folding mechanism of the Park stand you...

The folding mechanism of the Park stand you linked above is a bipod, i.e., only two, not three, folding legs; we have covered this before (Bike Forums - View Single Post - Bike Stand recommendation...
01-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have the same one and your observations are...

I have the same one and your observations are spot on.
01-06-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,829
Posted By SoSmellyAir

[Deleted] I did not realize that this was a...

[Deleted]

I did not realize that this was a > 9 year old thread.
01-06-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Do get the second one. You are right; tripod base...

Do get the second one. You are right; tripod base is much more stable than bipod base, especially if your bike is heavier or if you are going to "muscle some components into submission."
01-05-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am not young, but I have body fat. When the...

I am not young, but I have body fat. When the outside temperature is < 60, I just wear one of these under my jersey.

32 Degrees Men's Heat Tee, 2-pack | Costco...
01-05-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By SoSmellyAir

M5 bolts are relatively easy to find, but I...

M5 bolts are relatively easy to find, but I cannot small diameter washers (e.g., for stem); does anyone have any pointers?
01-05-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The spindle length needed depends on both the...

The spindle length needed depends on both the frame as well as the crankset. If there is already a compatible bottom bracket on the bike, I suggest first installing the right crank arm (with chain...
01-04-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,614
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I just slid the cap over and onto the end of...

I just slid the cap over and onto the end of housing and pushed the housing all the way into the cap. The cap does not have to be crimped (as far as I know). Did I miss a step?
01-04-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You may also want to measure the BB shell width...

You may also want to measure the BB shell width of your stationary bike after removing the cranks and the bottom bracket.
01-04-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,614
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Park Tool CN-10. I would have bought the...

Park Tool CN-10. I would have bought the well-reviewed Pedro analog to save a few dollars, but it was out of stock when my RD cable snapped.
01-04-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This looks (to me) just like a regular JIS square...

This looks (to me) just like a regular JIS square tapered bottom bracket (others can confirm?) at a tremendously marked up price. While there are no markings to ascertain its specification (so LeMond...
01-04-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I tolerated the mild clunk per revolution and...

I tolerated the mild clunk per revolution and only installed a new (and better) BB with a shorter spindle when I did a 1x conversion.
01-04-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By SoSmellyAir

DaveLeeNC What bottom bracket did you install as...

DaveLeeNC What bottom bracket did you install as a replacement last time?

Bb Cartridge Assy (sportsmith.com) (https://www.sportsmith.com/bb-cartridge-assy/product/P01LEM15668?serial=3646)

This...
01-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The bike is only a day old, so I may eventually...

The bike is only a day old, so I may eventually do that after the expiration of the 30 day return period just to satisfy my curiosity. Or wait until the bottom bracket acts up; the same unit in my...
01-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thanks. That is looking like the (much more...

Thanks. That is looking like the (much more expensive than anticipated) route. Judging by (1) the distance between the current 28T chain ring and right chain stay, and (2) the change in chain ring...
01-04-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Theoretically, the crankarm rotates the square...

Theoretically, the crankarm rotates the square tapered spindle of the JIS bottom bracket, which rotates the chain ring?





There are no rivets or chain ring bolts attaching the right crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,972
Views: 843,197
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I thought the $800 exemption only applies to...

I thought the $800 exemption only applies to bringing back goods bought overseas? Regardless, $45 duty for a pair of Zipp wheels is not bad at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,972
Views: 843,197
Posted By SoSmellyAir

But you may have to pay for customs and import...

But you may have to pay for customs and import duty if you are in the USA.
01-03-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, there is no Saddleback Canyon Road in that...

Sorry, there is no Saddleback Canyon Road in that area. I must have been thinking of Black Star Canyon Road. I am really bad with directions.



Saddleback Ranch Road does look like a nice climb,...
01-03-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Trek Wahoo 26 (Child Bike) Chain Ring

I just bought my son a Trek Wahoo 26 which comes with a steel 28T chain ring which appears to be mounted directly on the spindle of a VP BC73 threaded cartridge bottom bracket. (See photo below.) I...
01-03-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 148,426
Posted By SoSmellyAir

But Saddleback Canyon Road is relatively narrow...

But Saddleback Canyon Road is relatively narrow and has no bike lane.



Evacuation orders and road closures lifted on 12/30/2021 at 1 pm.

Resources During a Disaster | Orange County,...
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