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01-25-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 204
Posted By Rolla

I've rarely encountered a new-in-box bike that...

I've rarely encountered a new-in-box bike that didn't need the wheels trued to some degree.
01-25-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By Rolla

For casual riding, I'd choose comfort over...

For casual riding, I'd choose comfort over efficiency, regardless of terrain. Higher volume = more comfort. A typical hybrid bike will probably feel and ride great with 35 - 42mm width tires. Stay...
01-24-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Rolla

After years of using White Industries, I'm...

After years of using White Industries, I'm currently running a Box One 16T on my BMX cruiser and a Box One 17T on my SSCX. Lots of points of engagement, no clanking, and the teeth are showing good...
01-24-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Rolla

The ACS "clunk" sound is typical, and is also...

The ACS "clunk" sound is typical, and is also heard on inexpensive Shimano FWs. When you replace it, look into Box or White Industries. Spendy, but better to buy once, cry once.

Get a local shop...
01-24-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rolla

If I'm already out when temperatures plunge...

If I'm already out when temperatures plunge that's one thing, but there are too many nice days here in central Texas to get me to start when it's below 40.
01-23-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Rolla

I have built eight SS wheels with Surly "Ultra...

I have built eight SS wheels with Surly "Ultra New" hubs and have put thousands of trouble-free miles on each of them. Hollow stainless steel axles, 6mm hex bolts, available in every combination of...
Forum: BMX
01-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By Rolla

New brake pads might help; I like Odyssey Slim by...

New brake pads might help; I like Odyssey Slim by Four in clear or gum.
Scuff the sidewalls with some steel wool.
Replace the entry-level U25 brake with something pro-level, or at least mid-level.
01-20-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Rolla

My advice would be to just go ride your bike for...

My advice would be to just go ride your bike for an hour or two, and quit quantifying and comparing. Fitness comes from the riding, not the measuring. Unplug. Enjoy. It's a bike ride.
01-20-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Rolla

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01-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Rolla

I've got rear-facing track ends on my singlespeed...

I've got rear-facing track ends on my singlespeed klunker with hydro discs, and with a chain tensioner on the drive side, it's no trouble whatsoever. Yes, I have to swing the brake caliper up to pull...
01-14-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Rolla

For value, durability, tire width options, a...

For value, durability, tire width options, a cooler fork, and easy availability, I'd just go with the Surly. It's probably a little overbuilt, but I rode the wheels off mine in all kinds of...
01-13-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,661
Posted By Rolla

I'll be 61 in two weeks. I hang out and ride with...

I'll be 61 in two weeks. I hang out and ride with a big group of 40-50 year olds, and no one can tell the difference. Evidently, the "fountain of youth" is a couple of pilsners, a little weed, and...
01-13-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,923
Posted By Rolla

In my senior year, 1978, most of my friends rode,...

In my senior year, 1978, most of my friends rode, and several of us raced. My buddy Ed and I once rode from Ohio to Pennsylvania for the weekend. We were way cooler than Mary Tyler Moore.
01-09-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rolla

Specialized...

Specialized (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-comp-e5-evo/p/199686?color=320064-199686&searchText=96220-5602), All City (https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/super_professional_apex_1), and...
Forum: BMX
01-08-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Rolla

I ride cruisers. Street and trail.

I ride cruisers. Street and trail.
01-08-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Rolla

If you don't have a drawer full of stems yet, you...

If you don't have a drawer full of stems yet, you might as well get started; all the calculations in the world are no substitute for trying them. I've got 60mm -100mm in at least two rises of each. I...
01-07-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Rolla

I rode exclusively fixed for about five years,...

I rode exclusively fixed for about five years, and considered myself a "purist." One day, I flipped my rear wheel to to the freewheel side just to experience a different gear ratio. During that...
Forum: BMX
01-05-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,532
Posted By Rolla

Ha! Good luck with that. That's how a lot of...

Ha! Good luck with that. That's how a lot of children are conceived, you know.
01-03-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Rolla

Ah. In that case, just let the Dew Drop tackle...

Ah. In that case, just let the Dew Drop tackle the job. It's already got discs, and a different tire choice might work better for you. FWIW, a Jones bar or something similar might improve the...
01-02-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Rolla

The thought of jacking up the geometry, buying a...

The thought of jacking up the geometry, buying a full disc brake set-up (levers, calipers, rotors), and having to carry two different tube sizes would talk me out of the whole thing in about a...
12-31-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By Rolla

I commuted for nearly 20 years with a Timbuk2...

I commuted for nearly 20 years with a Timbuk2 messenger bag. I kept a few pairs of shoes at work, and transported my clothes, laptop, etc. on my back. I would vastly prefer to wear a messenger bag...
12-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Rolla

"Alt Bike Culture," "Beach Crusiers," or...

"Alt Bike Culture," "Beach Crusiers," or "Recumbent." I'm guessing you'd be accepted by all three.
12-30-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Rolla

At 140 pounds, you can't really get this wrong....

At 140 pounds, you can't really get this wrong. Once installed, you'll likely never think about it again.
12-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Rolla

Conventional wisdom holds that more length = more...

Conventional wisdom holds that more length = more climbing power, like swinging a sledgehammer vs a ball-peen. It also means less ground clearance when cornering, which is one reason why fixed gear...
12-26-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Rolla

Eliminate the variables. Try these, one at a...

Eliminate the variables. Try these, one at a time:
Take more slack out of the chain and see if that quiets it.
Check chainring bolts for tightness.
Check lockring for tightness.
Check rear hub...
12-23-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,495
Posted By Rolla

All "gravel" isn't the same, horses for courses,...

All "gravel" isn't the same, horses for courses, blah, blah blah. Don't like gravel tires? Don't run 'em. To me, having more choices is always a good thing.
12-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Rolla

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12-18-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, Peloton and beard grooming are my life. You...

Yeah, Peloton and beard grooming are my life. You should like totally follow my 'gram, bruh. It's sick.
12-18-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Rolla

It's the bikepacking influence. Y'now, outdoorsy...

It's the bikepacking influence. Y'now, outdoorsy folk.
12-17-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,801
Posted By Rolla

I was impressed when I learned about the "keeper"...

I was impressed when I learned about the "keeper" tab on aluminum foil and other rolls.

...
12-16-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Rolla

I can't imagine how they wouldn't have an effect,...

I can't imagine how they wouldn't have an effect, but take 'em off and find out.
12-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,344
Posted By Rolla

I figure I average about 35 miles a ride, three...

I figure I average about 35 miles a ride, three or four days a week, so somewhere between 4000 and 5000 a year I guess. Don't really care, tbh. I don't ride a bike to do math.
12-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By Rolla

Spending money to fix a purely cosmetic flaw is...

Spending money to fix a purely cosmetic flaw is nature's way of telling you you have too much money. Ride it 'til it breaks, then worry about the next one.
12-13-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,936
Posted By Rolla

I couldn't care less.

I couldn't care less.
12-13-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,441
Posted By Rolla

It's the New Coke (https://crustbikes.com/)!

It's the New Coke (https://crustbikes.com/)!
12-10-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,998
Posted By Rolla

She sounds controlling and insecure. This rarely...

She sounds controlling and insecure. This rarely never gets better after marriage. Seek couples counseling before committing to her. Better yet, ride off in the opposite direction.
12-10-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

Totally agree. I drank the Fairdale kool-aid...

Totally agree. I drank the Fairdale kool-aid early on when I won a 2014 Parser SSCX frameset in a raffle. I currently have a 2015 Parser and a 2017 Goodship that is honestly one of the best-riding...
12-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

Both are quite popular here in Austin, especially...

Both are quite popular here in Austin, especially Fairdale, since they're designed and warehoused here. I know at least four guys who ride Black Mountains.
12-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Rolla

Exactly ... or "seat mast" or "track...

Exactly ... or "seat mast" or "track ends."
12-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

"Almost for sure" LOL. I rode examples of both...

"Almost for sure" LOL. I rode examples of both them before purchasing.
12-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By Rolla

It could also be contamination. Clean the rotors...

It could also be contamination. Clean the rotors and the brake pads with some rubbing alcohol and see if that doesn’t mitigate some of the noise.
12-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Rolla

I think brifter sounds stupid too, but so do a...

I think brifter sounds stupid too, but so do a lot of words. At least its meaning is clear. Race mechanics and shop rats aren't the arbiters of cycling lingo.
12-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Rolla

LMGTFY = "Let me Google that for you" (when...

LMGTFY = "Let me Google that for you" (when someone posts a question they could easily look up themselves).
12-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I understand how comparisons work. But as a...

Yes, I understand how comparisons work. But as a famous framebuilder once said, "you don't ride a geometry chart."
12-08-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Rolla

Predicting how a bike will feel based on numbers...

Predicting how a bike will feel based on numbers has never worked very well for me. They are all a sum of their parts; swap out the bar or stem, and everything changes. My Sutra LTD handled a lot...
12-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By Rolla

Super Professional is available in either a...

Super Professional is available in either a geared or singlespeed version.
12-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rolla

I generally swap out chainrings, just because the...

I generally swap out chainrings, just because the difference is more subtle.

I was riding 40 X 17 (61.8 gear inches) and went to a 39 X 17 (60.23 gear inches).

Had I instead switched the...
12-05-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,936
Posted By Rolla

Trackie.

Trackie.
12-04-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By Rolla

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12-04-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By Rolla

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