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Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

What does your commute look like? Are you able to...

What does your commute look like? Are you able to bring the bike inside at work? Do you ride in your work clothes, or do you change once you're at work? Is this bike only for commuting, or is it a...
12-27-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

If it was an 85 I would take it off your hands....

If it was an 85 I would take it off your hands. I'm not a fan of the roller brakes.
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,129
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

This bike is a tank. I can't imagine doing...

This bike is a tank. I can't imagine doing anything other than drops or jumps that would mess with the frame. I pulled an 80 pound trailer with mine quite a few times and it didn't get wiggly even...
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,129
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

It's a SRAM GXP english threaded external cup...

It's a SRAM GXP english threaded external cup bottom bracket.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,424
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

So the orange / red Ultegra build does come with...

So the orange / red Ultegra build does come with Whisky carbon rims. Our shop just built one up in 55cm and it was 21 lbs 01 oz without pedals. It has a fairly hefty aluminum seatpost, the seat is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,947
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I don't think you gave yourself enough time to...

I don't think you gave yourself enough time to get the oatmeal and banana digesting before you hit the road. Try eating the oatmeal 2 hours before you hit the road next time, and eating the banana...
06-15-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Agreed. What did you cut the hose with, OP? If it...

Agreed. What did you cut the hose with, OP? If it wasn't a razor blade guillotine, there is probably a little flap of the black outer brake hose sheathing under the tip of your barb. This is a common...
06-06-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,639
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

yeah, no thanks. don't look right at my light?

yeah, no thanks. don't look right at my light?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,439
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

About $8k.

About $8k.
06-02-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

My bet is also on a very slightly bent axle.

My bet is also on a very slightly bent axle.
05-19-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

It looks like the rotors might be rubbing on the...

It looks like the rotors might be rubbing on the body of the caliper itself. You should try adjusting the entire caliper side to side and bringing the brake pads closer to the rotor. This brake is...
05-06-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

There's a little bit of liquid left on the...

There's a little bit of liquid left on the outside of the cap every time you take a drink. When you hit a bump, it gets on your bike. Try it with a colored drink and you'll see what I'm talking about.
05-06-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Yes, you can flex the top tube on most carbon...

Yes, you can flex the top tube on most carbon frames by hand. I showed this to a guy I saw sitting on his top tube. It was his first carbon bike and he doesn't sit on the top tube anymore.
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Replies: 45
Views: 8,146
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

headshock = heck no.

headshock = heck no.
05-01-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,290
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

buy a bike trainer specific tire or a tire you...

buy a bike trainer specific tire or a tire you don't care about. electrical tape will just make a mess.
04-23-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Schwalbe Big Apple in 29 x 2.0. Almost the same...

Schwalbe Big Apple in 29 x 2.0. Almost the same size as your current tire so no worries about the rim being too narrow, can use the same tubes you already have, you won't have to worry about pedal...
04-22-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

More stopping power with less hand fatigue.

More stopping power with less hand fatigue.
04-21-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,369
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Onyx Racing Products the hub manufacturer, not...

Onyx Racing Products the hub manufacturer, not Onyx the bike model made by Priority.
04-18-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,461
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Yay! I get to post my favorite commuter again! ...

Yay! I get to post my favorite commuter again!
https://i.imgur.com/xC9bg68.jpg
04-15-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,381
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

next time, end your statement with "/s" so we...

next time, end your statement with "/s" so we know for sure.

I say "screw in" or "screw out" to avoid confusion.
04-15-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Both are junk. No way I'd buy a used set of 5+...

Both are junk. No way I'd buy a used set of 5+ year old entry level SRAM brakes.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 22,528
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

1985 Schwinn High Sierra reporting in! Over 880...

1985 Schwinn High Sierra reporting in! Over 880 miles on this bike alone so far for 2018. It's such a smooth ride. I've got fairly modern stuff on it at the moment, including a great "megarange" 8...
04-11-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 33,837
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I am also getting these. I just saw this thread,...

I am also getting these. I just saw this thread, so I'll take some screenshots on my phone next time it happens. It's frustrating because hitting the back button just closes the tab instead of taking...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,485
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

They're completely different bikes. The TJ is a...

They're completely different bikes. The TJ is a stretched out, slacked out, 27.5 plus tire, 130mm travel, bro bike. The El Mar was a 29er 100mm travel cross country machine.
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,485
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I believe this is just a coincidence. The Vaya is...

I believe this is just a coincidence. The Vaya is one of their best sellers. I really doubt they would discontinue it for an aluminum bike.
04-10-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Weight, width, price. Pick two. WTB Horizon is...

Weight, width, price. Pick two.
WTB Horizon is as close to hitting all three that I can find. 47x584, 515g, $50-60.
The Thickslick is also a contender, but I have no idea what the flat protection...
04-10-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,522
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I usually replace them if they're so funky that a...

I usually replace them if they're so funky that a trip through the dishwasher and a couple drops of bleach can't tame it.
04-06-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,202
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

The Rock Combo was called a hybrid in the 1989...

The Rock Combo was called a hybrid in the 1989 Specialized Catalog, and it even had drop bars!
89 Specialized Rock Combo #? of 500- Mtbr.com...
04-04-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,575
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

R8000 is an odd duck. You have to set the cable...

R8000 is an odd duck. You have to set the cable tension before you set the limit screws. I would start by getting both limit screws turned roughly halfway through their travel, and then follow this...
04-04-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

:lol:

:lol:
03-31-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,197
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I really enjoy my 42/26 crank with an 11-36 10...

I really enjoy my 42/26 crank with an 11-36 10 speed cassette. On a 29 x 2.00 I can pedal up to about 25 mph before it gets too hectic. I commute at an average speed of 13-16mph and don't frequently...
03-31-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,861
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

The biggest difference is the cables and housing...

The biggest difference is the cables and housing that come with the different shifters. Tourney drop bar stuff comes with helical wound shift housing and steel derailleur cables. As you move up, you...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,216
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

If you go through northwest Arkansas, I'm a bike...

If you go through northwest Arkansas, I'm a bike mechanic and my wife speaks French. We have an extra bedroom and access to a full bike shop if you need a rest stop.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

When the sun is within about an hour of setting,...

When the sun is within about an hour of setting, I set my light to flash 1300 lumens for .25 seconds every 3 seconds. After the sun sets I drop it down to on at about 800 lumens unless I'm climbing a...
03-27-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,009
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

What size did you get and how does it fit? I'm in...

What size did you get and how does it fit? I'm in the same boat!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,726
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Jan, how tall are you and how did the Breezer...

Jan, how tall are you and how did the Breezer fit? I'm about to purchase a Breezer, but nobody around me keeps them in stock. I'm looking at a Radar Expert in the 51 (M) size. Thanks!
03-26-18, 07:20 AM
03-24-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Setback seatpost is the answer.

Setback seatpost is the answer.
03-24-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

this thread firmly reminds me of the 1996 Toyota...

this thread firmly reminds me of the 1996 Toyota Tacoma water pump gasket.
03-22-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I'm not sure how original you're wanting, but the...

I'm not sure how original you're wanting, but the basic 1" threadless Dimension fork is visually a pretty close match to the original, and is easily ordered.
03-19-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Thanks for the map.

Thanks for the map.
03-10-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

seconded. you want it to just barely start to...

seconded. you want it to just barely start to creep up the vertical portion of the rim, but not get to the hooked part.
03-10-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

you can also check it with the tire deflated,...

you can also check it with the tire deflated, then inflate the tire and check again to see how much the rim flexes. if it's too much for your taste, you can feel better about replacing it.
03-08-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

If you're on a computer, it's up by the top right...

If you're on a computer, it's up by the top right under your username. Quick Links > My Posts :)
03-07-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,835
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Is this a race bike you'll be replacing in <3...

Is this a race bike you'll be replacing in <3 years or a grail, buy it for life kind of bike?
03-06-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,517
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

I do the same thing, only I use a ruler and some...

I do the same thing, only I use a ruler and some rubber bands. Get the ruler centered in the frame (or fork), and you can get your dish set, and if you slide it down until it almost touches the...
03-06-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

On my 920 I have a low gear of 26f 36r on a 700 x...

On my 920 I have a low gear of 26f 36r on a 700 x 50. On my Schwinn I have a 22f 34r on a 559 x 55. I like my gears low. Sometimes I pull a trailer full of groceries.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,443
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Change your cable every 2000 miles, then. I have...

Change your cable every 2000 miles, then. I have our race team guys text me their mileage every week, just so I don't have to mess with broken shifter cables (as often). One of the guys is 1500, some...
02-28-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,720
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

Around 1885, IIRC. 1893 would be a safer bet.

Around 1885, IIRC. 1893 would be a safer bet.
02-24-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,124
Posted By Darth_Firebolt

My large Blackburn Outpost frame bag has more...

My large Blackburn Outpost frame bag has more rigid sides and my knees never touch it on my 920. You might also look at the Jandd half frame bag, since it stays toward the front of the main triangle.
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