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01-16-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Caliper

No rules here, just my personal taste ...

No rules here, just my personal taste



Components look good all having the same finish. This is also because they should all be from the same grouppo.

But, brakes and wheels could...
01-15-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 991
Posted By Caliper

Still swappable, but will definitely want an 8sp...

Still swappable, but will definitely want an 8sp freewheel to swap cogs from, may have to match brands as well so the cog splines are the same.
01-15-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 991
Posted By Caliper

The freehub body may be the same, but the spacing...

The freehub body may be the same, but the spacing between each individual gear, plus the thickness of the gears are different. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html

There are some...
01-11-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Caliper

Wing nut axle bolts. Yay or nay?

It seems that wing nut axle bolts used to be a thing, but any nutted wheel today comes with a plain hex nut. Is this just cost savings? Did the wing nuts not work well? Rips your leg open in a crash?
01-10-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Caliper

Your 29er looks very similar to mine with the...

Your 29er looks very similar to mine with the woodchipper and BB7's there. I'd say just keep rolling the 29er, maybe with some fast rolling tires in the 50-60mm area. I ran mine with the squishy...
01-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By Caliper

If you like all that trouble, but I was...

If you like all that trouble, but I was suggesting wrapping the opposite direction as an upgrade that does away with electrical tape entirely.
01-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,126
Posted By Caliper

To really cover that would have been a sidebar as...

To really cover that would have been a sidebar as long as the video. But they did mention the greater casing tension at the same pressure in a larger tire, which is the root cause of the rolling...
01-09-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By Caliper

I could never get electrical tape to stay in...

I could never get electrical tape to stay in place, always ended up making a goopy mess eventually. Heck, even when used on wiring it tends to end up a mess. I have gone to wrapping my bars from...
01-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By Caliper

1) Chainrings are only in the front 2)...

1) Chainrings are only in the front


2) I've seen chainrings from about 60T down to 22T


3) Cassettes have options from 10T to 50T


4) You can't necessarily use all of these together on...
01-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,126
Posted By Caliper

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no...

Most tires anymore list a "max pressure" so, no they aren't really lying - technically. Just like a car tire, the max is the max for the tire and has nothing to do with the actual vehicle you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Caliper

Your two lines here contradict each other. ...

Your two lines here contradict each other.


Because if it's powered then it's not a bicycle, it's an electric moped. The entire point of cycling as an athletic sport is that it's human...
01-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Caliper

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would...

I'm confused: with the valve at 6:00, it would be pointing up and the sealant will drain away from it. This is exactly what I do to make sure that sealant DOESN'T spray out...


If I were to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,689
Posted By Caliper

They worked great for me when I lived in an area...

They worked great for me when I lived in an area with goatheads.



Just how low are you pushing it on the road? I use the Berto tire pressure app to set pressures. It recommends a far lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Caliper

Not the shims, the adaptor plate. The adapters...

Not the shims, the adaptor plate. The adapters appeared flat when I sighted across them yet they didn't work. With the LG shoes, I can see a slight twist to the adapter but they work. Seems like a...
12-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,878
Posted By Caliper

*Could* you? Sure. Go into a turn and put the...

*Could* you? Sure. Go into a turn and put the inside pedal down (or just keep pedaling). If you keep turning harder/leaning further then at some point, you'll be able to hit the inside pedal on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Caliper

Have Zero pedals with Zero v2 cleats, the cleats...

Have Zero pedals with Zero v2 cleats, the cleats came sealed in their plastic bag.




I have been using them on my spare shoes, which are old Performance house brand shoes and not listed. I...
12-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,878
Posted By Caliper

I think it depends on where/how you ride. 265mm...

I think it depends on where/how you ride. 265mm BB height is very road-bike-like, 255 is lower than most road bikes it seems. If you like to play MTB, then it's likely too low. If you ride dirt...
12-29-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Caliper

If you mean a quick release, then yes it can be...

If you mean a quick release, then yes it can be done but not many wheels come that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,689
Posted By Caliper

How would tubed w/ sealant be any different from...

How would tubed w/ sealant be any different from tubeless w/ sealant?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,689
Posted By Caliper

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those...

When I lived in Northern ID with plenty of those goatheads, I bought tubes that came new with slime in them. Worked fine. This was the goopy green stuff that they sell for cars and yard equipment,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Caliper

Very difficult to get into Speedplay pedals...

After admiring their sleek and minimal design for years, I finally decided to try Speedplay pedals out. Like many of my pedals, I snagged a used set off eBay and paired them with new cleats. My...
12-24-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

To my memory, my helmets have had a year of...

To my memory, my helmets have had a year of manufacture marked on them. My current one certainly does.



Yet you also repeatedly claim that the material doesn't degrade which seems that you...
12-22-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Caliper

Well, the floating ring didn't end up working for...

Well, the floating ring didn't end up working for my bikes geometry. Too bad. With the dingle cog in there, the outer gearing combo meant that even a tiny 24T ring would rub the inside of the...
12-17-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By Caliper

NOT 1x only (see feature 05 on their page) ...

NOT 1x only (see feature 05 on their page) However after some more reading, a 2x setup limits you to a 40mm tire? Not really that great when other companies fit 45-50mm AND both derailleurs...
...
12-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

Again, you're confusing something simply being...

Again, you're confusing something simply being present with the properties that make it useful. Really, what petroleum based product IS stable with age? They may not decompose and crumble to dust...
12-17-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

I would trust Snell over the CPSC, because I...

I would trust Snell over the CPSC, because I never trust Government to get anything right. The CPSC has been doing the bike helmet thing for 20 years now though, wouldn't it be great if they had...
12-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

Isn't a degradation of the materials in the...

Isn't a degradation of the materials in the helmet the root cause behind the replacement? Nobody ever claimed that helmets should be replaced because fashion trends have changed.
12-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

It certainly is with money. You can easily...

It certainly is with money. You can easily amortize it by just setting aside a tiny bit of money from each paycheck. Time can be a bit more subjective, but for most of us buying a helmet is a...
12-16-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

If you're worrying about this, you're in the bike...

If you're worrying about this, you're in the bike shop how many times in 3-4 years? I've never done much trying on for a helmet. Find the options/features you want, check that the color is what you...
12-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,776
Posted By Caliper

Tires also last "forever" in a landfill. But I...

Tires also last "forever" in a landfill. But I can tell you that even a tire stored in a climate controlled building for 5-10 years and not used will not perform as it did when new.

I don't get...
12-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Caliper

So my bike actually is a mid 80's Schwinn tourer...

So my bike actually is a mid 80's Schwinn tourer with angled dropouts. It just doesn't quite work right with my desired gear ratios though. Either the chain is loose at the furthest rearward position...
12-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Caliper

Fixed gear with vertical dropouts, has anyone tried this solution?

I've got a bike that's set up fixed which doesn't have track dropouts. I can't get the right chain tension with my desired gearing and the gearing that gets good tension just bugs me... So, while...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Caliper

Broke a bead on my tire - am I doing it wrong?

In my quest for winter traction, I found a pair of Vee Snowshoe 2XL tires for my fat bike. My rims are Mulefut 80's set up tubeless with Sun brand rim tape. Anyways, while inflating the front tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,874
Posted By Caliper

I disagree. If you want to work through every...

I disagree. If you want to work through every ratio all the time, half-step will keep your fingers busy. But, it can also be run as a wide range cassette with the option to fine-tune your ratio. ...
12-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Caliper

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes...

Just like with clothes, there is a range of sizes that will fit, depending on how you want the fit to be. Racers typically go for a smaller frame for less weight and maybe quicker handling. Often...
11-26-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Caliper

Where one sends ones money is something worth...

Where one sends ones money is something worth pondering.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Caliper

I don't think that is true. Look at the...

I don't think that is true.

Look at the origin of a 700C wheel. C specified the tire width and 700 the rolling diameter. The 700C system used the same 622mm BSD rim that we use today. So, if...
11-24-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

Old pads suck because the pad material goes hard...

Old pads suck because the pad material goes hard with time. Also, what brand are they? Cheapo pads started bad and only get worse. Get some Swiss Stop pads or something similar.
11-23-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By Caliper

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite...

Honestly, my Avid BB7's are probably my favorite disc calipers. I have the them with Jagwire cable disc specific cables with full-length cable housing and they feel every bit as good as hydraulics...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Caliper

It might not be the only answer, but I'd say...

It might not be the only answer, but I'd say that's a first thing to address. Loosen the shoes a bit. If you have a system that allows you to loosen certain areas, try just loosening the toes. ...
11-23-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

Considering that the mounting bolt for caliper...

Considering that the mounting bolt for caliper brakes is only a mm or two above the peak of the caliper frame, if your tire is hitting the caliper it is also likely to have clearance issues with the...
11-23-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

Some are resistant due to steady issues with...

Some are resistant due to steady issues with discs and no better performance in dry (which is 99% of my rides). I have three disc equipped bikes and only one of them is consistently quiet when...
11-23-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

It's not magical, simply math. If you have those...

It's not magical, simply math. If you have those 19mm rims with 23mm tires, the caliper release only has to open up by 4mm for the pads to clear the tire, super easy. Put 32mm tires on the rim and...
11-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

Only if you are running wide tires on old narrow...

Only if you are running wide tires on old narrow rims because you're needing the caliper to open up from maybe 17mm to 28mm. Pair wide tires with appropriate width rims and it's no issue.
11-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,508
Posted By Caliper

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. ...

Hydraulic discs only self adjust for pad wear. I'm willing to bet most disc brake adjustment is not for pad wear exactly but due to rubbing. Any slight rubbing is more noticeable a road bike due to...
11-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Caliper

For the Canyon bars at least, the concept is to...

For the Canyon bars at least, the concept is to make the drops the most stiff position on the bar and give more compliance on the tops. I don't really agree with the concept as a whole, but thats...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Caliper

Agree this should beat IGH. It's a tiny...

Agree this should beat IGH. It's a tiny derailleur drivetrain compared to spur gears and doesn't have the same space constraints.


An oil bath is a negative for peak efficiency though due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Caliper

How do you figure? The drawings show two chains...

How do you figure? The drawings show two chains inside the gearbox (pedals -> first cassette, then first cassette-> second cassette) then you have the chain/belt to the rear wheel. So there are...
11-16-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,958
Posted By Caliper

Yes, a FD has five and a RD has four: U/L limit,...

Yes, a FD has five and a RD has four: U/L limit, B-limit and cable tension, so by my count that only makes one more adjustment on a FD, assuming your hangar doesn't get tweaked. If you're spending...
11-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,958
Posted By Caliper

Glad it works for you, but you just highlighted...

Glad it works for you, but you just highlighted the reasons I've stuck to 2x. Every group ride I do, there's always a downhill where the 1x folks wave goodbye, talking about how they spin out...
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