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07-30-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Plainsman

Compression plug question - leave alone when changing stems?

Iíve never had a bike with a compression plug. Iím swapping stems. Do I even need to touch the compression plug, or is the process just like with a star nut? Remove the top cap and bolt, remove stem,...
07-24-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks! Iím actually already running the Ultegra...

Thanks! Iím actually already running the Ultegra RX derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Plainsman

Tubeless road struggle

I could use some help from the crowd. Just had some warranty work done on a set of wheels, and put my tires back on. Hookless rims, and no compressor, so I took the cores out and pumped like mad...
07-24-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Plainsman

I think you are right. I guess I should have been...

I think you are right. I guess I should have been more specific. My road bike and gravel bike are both the same brand and the same size (L). By the stack and reach charts the gravel bike is longer...
07-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks. I just remeasured. My reach To the hoods...

Thanks. I just remeasured. My reach To the hoods is more like 10mm - 13mm shorter and right at 20mm higher. I donít consider my road position to be relaxed at all (about 11cm saddle to bar drop), so...
07-20-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Plainsman

Well dsaul, from a re-assurance standpoint, I...

Well dsaul, from a re-assurance standpoint, I like that answer. I have a Giant Defy road bike, size L, which is a perfect fit (at max seat post insert, so I'm top of range). My new gravel bike is a...
07-20-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Plainsman

Gravel Bike effective reach vs road?

For those who ride both, is your gravel bike setup the same or less aggressive than your road bike? Wondering if most have 1cm less effective reach to the hoods, 2cm, etc, or exactly the same as your...
07-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By Plainsman

I know it's a moot point, but thought I would...

I know it's a moot point, but thought I would respond in case anyone else has the same question. I have a 2022 alloy Revolt that came with an alloy D-fuse seat post. I weigh under 160 pounds and...
07-19-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Plainsman

Gravel Newbie - forgive my elementary 105 vs GRX question

Just started riding gravel, and just completed my first event. My alloy gravel bike has 105 shifters (R7000) and brake calipers. I have the opportunity to swap out the shifters to GRX 600 and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks, and I just read-read my post - what I...

Thanks, and I just read-read my post - what I really should have emphasized was the shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Plainsman

Any real difference between GRX R600 and 105 R7020?

Other than lever profiles, is there really any difference between Shimano GRX-R600 and Shimano 105 R7020? Thinking gravel builds, but from whats Iíve read, R600 looks to be R7020 with a different...
06-23-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Plainsman

Best Carbon Assembly Paste/Compound for Carbon to aluminum

Hi! Iím trying to find a good assembly option for a carbon seat post in an aluminum frame that wonít scratch the carbon post. I have pretty immediate access to the following, but open to other...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Plainsman

Help with single butting logic?

Question about frame building logic - is the decision to use single butted tubes vs double always driven by simple economy, or can their be solid design reasons for doing so? Noticed Giant alloy...
04-25-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Plainsman

Which Shimano Bottom Bracket? BB-RS500 vs BBR60?

Completing a gravel bike build using a 105 level R7000 crankset. I may switch to a GRX crankset in the future (and swap to an appropriate FD as well). Shimano tech docs list the BB -RS500 as the...
04-23-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Plainsman

I havenít, but I got lucky and was able to get an...

I havenít, but I got lucky and was able to get an FSA tech on the phone! Vero Pro and Omega Adventure have standard road chain lines, so no worries!
04-22-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Plainsman

The rear is a 142mm thru axle, but the FD appears...

The rear is a 142mm thru axle, but the FD appears to be a standard Sora (I donít think Sora has a GRX version, so not sure how that is working with the stock Vero Pro Adventure Crankset?
04-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Plainsman

Crankset, FD, and chain line confusion

Hi all! Iím looking at swapping out cranksets on a gravel bike, and need some help. Currently set up with an FSA Vero Pro (square taper), 46-30 rings, with a Sora drivetrain (stock components)....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Plainsman

Sorry, didnít see this before, but posting in...

Sorry, didnít see this before, but posting in case anyone else is interested.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Plainsman

Anyone know the deal with POC SPIN helmets?

I was just on the POC website and saw they are phasing out all of their SPIN technology and going to MIPS. Does anyone know the story there?
03-07-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks. I donít think this one steps, (24mm) the...

Thanks. I donít think this one steps, (24mm) the full length. Iíll check when I get home. Only adv I can see is that I may be able to lay my hands on an aftermarket HollowtechII for less, and may...
03-07-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Plainsman

thanks, that helps. Basically looks like SRAM had...

thanks, that helps. Basically looks like SRAM had the Giga pipe which was basically their version of the HollowtechII external bearing BB. Iím wondering if those are interchangeable. SRAM sure does...
03-07-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Plainsman

there is a 24mm spindle permanently attached to...

there is a 24mm spindle permanently attached to the drive side. Other than the interface between the non drive side crank arm and the spindle, it looks basically like all of the Shimano HollowtechII...
03-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Plainsman

Here are some pics if this helps. Two piece road...

Here are some pics if this helps. Two piece road crankset. Probably 2007/2008 or so....
03-07-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Plainsman

Need help selecting a bottom bracket

I have an older Truvativ Elita compact crankset, and Iím trying to find a really economical bottom bracket for a threaded 68mm BB shell. Digital calipers measure spindle at right at 24mm (within...
03-02-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Plainsman

Yes, sorry. Hydraulic, for a gravel bike. It...

Yes, sorry. Hydraulic, for a gravel bike. It comes with 160 f and r mech, so just trying to make sure this upgrade will work
03-02-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Plainsman

Shimano hydro brake question

Looking at replacing flat mount mechanical brakes on a gravel bike with hydro. New 105 11 speed shifters with 105 calipers. If one caliper says 140 or 160 for 160/180 mount, and the other days 160 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Plainsman

In search of a new 23c quality clincher tire

Who is still making a decent 23c clincher tire that is performance oriented? I donít even see 23s in shops anymore, but thatís about all I can run.
02-26-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Plainsman

:-) That is NOT my goal!

:-) That is NOT my goal!
02-26-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Plainsman

but my goal would be to run a GP 5000 700 x 25c...

but my goal would be to run a GP 5000 700 x 25c on that 17.9 internal rim. The mfgr has already measured that tubeless tire at 25.89mm. I know it will fit, Iím more concerned about the rim clearance...
02-26-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Plainsman

Yes sir, measured. I put my bike on the work...

Yes sir, measured. I put my bike on the work stand, marked the edge of the rim on the stay, as well as the wide part of the tire, then removed the wheel and measured with stainless digital calipers....
02-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Plainsman

Andy, concern is about frame flex under pressure,...

Andy, concern is about frame flex under pressure, right? Honestly Iím a little more concerned about damaging the grooved carbon brake track than I am the paint inside the chain stays!
02-26-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Plainsman

Will this road wheel fit my frame?

I have a Scott CR1 that I want to put deeper and lighter wheels on. Found some from a direct to consumer Mfgr. I have 30mm clear at the seat stays. (Iíve been measuring like a fiend with digital...
02-25-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks! New question- involved so moving to a...

Thanks! New question- involved so moving to a fresh thread!
02-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks. I'm running a set of 23mm Conti GP4000...

Thanks. I'm running a set of 23mm Conti GP4000 clinchers on a Boyd Altamont rim right now with an 18.3mm internal width. I run 23s (26.5 give or take inflated) because on my older rim brake frame...
02-25-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Plainsman

What determines tire width on a rim?

Question - given the same diameter clincher or tubeless tire (on a hooked rim), what impact does the internal rim width have on the inflated width of the tire?
For instance, if installing a 700 x...
02-24-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Plainsman

Well you pretty much nailed every question with a...

Well you pretty much nailed every question with a great explanation and helped me make up my mind.

1. Drain holes, will do!
2. Not a rich man, need to be serviceable, access holes it is! Plus, I...
02-24-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Plainsman

Wheel building questions - carbon rims

Having these built, not building them, so I have this question on the build.

1. For a set of carbon road rims, what are opinions on whether or not to include drain holes in the rims (45 mm deep...
01-22-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Plainsman

Thank You!

Thank You!
01-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Plainsman

ISIS crank question

I know you are supposed to lightly grease the splines on an ISIS BB spindle. Iíve read that you donít want any grease on the mating surfaces between the contact face of the crank arm and the crank...
11-13-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks. Unless Iím mistaken, a standard QR would...

Thanks. Unless Iím mistaken, a standard QR would be equivalent to a 5mm diameter bolt and a thru axle would be a 12mm diameter.
11-13-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Plainsman

Wheel storage tree? Question about thru axles and QRs

Trying to store spare wheels in a confined space, and attempting to build a vertical storage unit (4-5 wheels in a vertical format in a corner). Maybe this is a silly question, but would there be any...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Plainsman

what do the longitudinal slots do? Am I right...

what do the longitudinal slots do? Am I right that Crank bolts are M8 with a fine (1.0mm) pitch? 9/16Ē for pedals with 20 threads per inch?
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Plainsman

Need advice for masking before painting

Hi all, Iím about to sell a nice Cycleops Spin Bike, and I was concerned about the cranks which were getting a bit of surface rust on them. I soaked them in rust remover, which knocked out the rust,...
09-20-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Plainsman

Hmmm, hadnít thought about the brake pull issue....

Hmmm, hadnít thought about the brake pull issue. Coupling that with the FD issue and a longer reach, maybe I will just leave it be for now. Eyeore has been amazing as a frankenbike so far - SAVE CAAD...
09-19-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Plainsman

Hmmm, rear derailleur is a Deore, FD is...

Hmmm, rear derailleur is a Deore, FD is Microshift. Wonder if I would run into issues? 9 speed.
09-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Plainsman

True about riding on a flat bar. Sometimes I just...

True about riding on a flat bar. Sometimes I just come up with projects in search of a need :-). Bike fits like an upright hybrid should, but itís a jumbo frame with a long stem. Figuring I have...
09-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Plainsman

Gravel Bike Conversion - talk me out of it?

I have this flat bar hybrid bike with V-brakes and 38c gravel tires. Lots of parts in the bin (bars, stems, etc.). Instead of buying a drop bar gravel bike, Iím thinking about just swapping out the...
07-14-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks for the feedback. Iím very used to them...

Thanks for the feedback. Iím very used to them from riding tri bikes, I kept a pair on my drop bar road bike, but until now it has never occurred to me to put them on a flat bar bike with trigger...
07-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By Plainsman

Crazy? Aerobars on my hybrid

I have a 2018 rim brake Cannondale quick that I just love. Itís become my ďdo it allĒ bike. Recently fitted it with 38c gravel tires to try my hand at trails. But here is my question:

Have any of...
07-07-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Plainsman

Just to follow up - I wound up taking the 30s off...

Just to follow up - I wound up taking the 30s off of my bike and installing the 38s on my existing wheelset. Thanks for all of the good advice. I may still look for that second set, but for now Iím...
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