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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,365
Posted By Bnystrom

If saving weight is the only goal, you can do it...

If saving weight is the only goal, you can do it much cheaper. I have a couple of pairs of wheels I build using components from bikehubstore.com (http://www.bikehubstore.com) that weigh 1285 grams. I...
06-03-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,938
Posted By Bnystrom

For gravel that coarse and the kind of mileage...

For gravel that coarse and the kind of mileage you're doing on it, you're probably best off with either a plus-sized tire (3-4") or a true fat bike tire (4"+). Of course, that would mean a new bike,...
06-03-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,968
Posted By Bnystrom

I run sealant in all of my tires - including...

I run sealant in all of my tires - including those that use tubes - and on average I get less than one flat per year. There may be multiple thorns and small wires in them that would have caused flats...
03-04-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,289
Posted By Bnystrom

In case there's anyone here who's confused about...

In case there's anyone here who's confused about "liquid paraffin" and "paraffin wax", they are two entirely different products that use the same name. What people are referring to depends on which...
12-17-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bnystrom

I'm not convinced that the Niner frame warranty...

I'm not convinced that the Niner frame warranty means much anyway. When I pointed out to them that the dropout and derailleur hanger design on the 2015 BSB9 RDO I own guarantees that the dropout will...
09-10-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,827
Posted By Bnystrom

I wish I had stumbled across this thread sooner,...

I wish I had stumbled across this thread sooner, as I had and still have a fair amount of Hi-E hubs and I'm quite familiar with servicing them. I also corresponded and spoke with Harlan Meyer several...
10-12-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Somewhere around half of what it retails for...

Somewhere around half of what it retails for would be a good starting point. I've seen them at online vendors, so you should be able to find it (a couple have it for $194). Adjust up or down from...
10-09-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Yeah, it's a snug fit, particularly on the first...

Yeah, it's a snug fit, particularly on the first bearing, but once it's aligned with the second bearing, it seems to slide through fine. That fit will help to reduce any tendency to creak or become...
10-06-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

A 10mm Allen wrench works fine. Make sure that...

A 10mm Allen wrench works fine. Make sure that you insert it fully into the splines so they're completely engaged and that you follow the torque recommendations in the instructions.
10-05-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

"Labyrinth" is definitely an apt description! ...

"Labyrinth" is definitely an apt description!

Since the rings are available in 46/30, this would make a nice combination if you have a Cannondale crank or can get one at a good price. I've seen...
10-04-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

That's interesting about the Cannondale cranks....

That's interesting about the Cannondale cranks. However, that outer ring is not the same one that comes on the SL-K Adventure crank. The SL-K outer ring incorporates the spider and mounts directly...
09-30-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

I don't know if it's better than mechanical, but...

I don't know if it's better than mechanical, but the D12 front derailleur does shift the 46/30 well. A bit more chain wrap capacity for the rear derailleur wouldn't hurt.
09-27-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Correct, the Sugino crank would fit your Shimano...

Correct, the Sugino crank would fit your Shimano BB. While the White Industries crank is certainly versatile, I couldn't bring myself to go back to a heavy flexible, square-tapered bottom bracket. If...
09-26-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

The Sugino will accept down to a 24tooth or...

The Sugino will accept down to a 24tooth or possibly a 22tooth inner ring. Finding one configured that way could be a challenge. You can customer build one online, but it's really expensive.
09-25-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Problem with the SL-K when used with PF30 or BB30

I've encountered a pretty serious problem with this combination, though it should primarily be an issue when used off-road or on rough gravel roads. In fairness to FSA, it has the potential to be a...
09-23-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

I'm not that desperate yet, but I'm getting...

I'm not that desperate yet, but I'm getting close! :lol:
09-22-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

The crankarm measures 50mm at the center of the...

The crankarm measures 50mm at the center of the spindle, but it tapers to 47mm at the point where the recess in the chainring ends.
09-22-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Both cranks arrived yesterday and I've installed...

Both cranks arrived yesterday and I've installed them on both of our 'cross/gravel bikes. My girlfriend's went smoothly, but I had and odd issue with mine.

When I tightened the right arm (the...
09-19-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

What he means is that he spins out his top gear...

What he means is that he spins out his top gear at 28mph, but he didn't specify on what kind of terrain. The logical assumption would be that this is on downhills, at which point he coasts if the...
09-19-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Yes. They started getting them a couple of weeks...

Yes. They started getting them a couple of weeks ago, as best I can tell. Their site alternately said "only 1 left" and "backordered" whenever I checked over the course of 3 days, but at the sale...
09-19-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Still no cranks, but soon

Since I reported that I had ordered a couple of FSA SL-K Adventure cranks, they arrived and were sent back because they were 48/32, not 46/30. Universal made a mistake on their site which led to the...
08-01-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 109,221
Posted By Bnystrom

Sale at Universal Cycles

For anyone who's interested, Universal Cycles has the FSA SL-K 46/30 cranks in stock and they're having a 15% off sale for orders over $300 (use the code "1907LPetitBreton15"), plus shipping is free....
04-15-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By Bnystrom

5th Element Air shock rebuild

My girlfriend's 5th Element Air shock is apparently low on oil, since the damping is nonexistent, but it holds air at both ends just fine. Does anyone know of a source for instructions for rebuilding...
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