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04-24-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By raria

It is a brand new bike. Via hanger of...

It is a brand new bike.



Via hanger of course. Yes both fit.
04-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By raria

that's precisely what I want to know thank you. I...

that's precisely what I want to know thank you. I will be using the 9 speed alivio RD effectively as a 7-speed rear derailleur and I wanted to know whether it would shift better than the tourney 7...
04-24-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By raria

Upgrade from Tourney to Alivio RD with Stem Shifters?

Working on a beginner bike which came with stem shifters. The stem shiftera are Shimano and indexed with 7 speeds. Is it worth swapping out the rear derailleur for an alivio 9 speed derailleur which...
04-19-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By raria

How to fix this bent RD

Can I just bend the hanger? Or could that wreck the frame.

First pic (https://photos.app.goo.gl/ty2bEVUdLYx3Hg37A)Pic 2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hDvzhFfA235Qd3a57)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,002
Posted By raria

Interesting

Is there any way to store.them so that they are flush to the wall or does hanging them the way that you do minimize the amount of floor space used.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

And this why we climb

See you at the bottom or in hell!https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20181225_112640_9ca859e87cbb4175c95c174f048e792b30688578.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

Not even quarter way up

Climbing is hard exclamationhttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20181225_112718_13f92ecb6dd3117b033fec410d81e1be12c39d2b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

posted now. Use my own weights of my...

posted now.



Use my own weights of my kitchen scale. Interestingly some manufacturers weights were too low some too high. Ended up coming in at 16.05 pounds. I think it was due to the cables...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

Heading up there now starting to climb

Pics posted in main thread of bike build
12-24-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By raria

So sorry you cant ride

There is a sub forum of the road forum for market place ads. Some of those bikes you list soumd tantalizing
13 pound bikes. Wow!
Forum: Touring
12-24-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By raria

I am shocked, shocked by the suggestions here!

OP PM me for details.

You have a few options for 9 speed triples.

1) 9 Speed tiagra sti Re very reliable. You can buy bikes on bikeisland.com that contain the entire drive train for $300.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

I'm using this bike...

I'm using this bike https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1162402-king-cheap-but-picky-bastards-700-16-pound-bike.html

V-brakes with Kool stops!
12-24-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By raria

I understand your point, but you see I built up a...

I understand your point, but you see I built up a 15.x pound bike recently, see https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1162402-king-cheap-but-picky-bastards-700-16-pound-bike.html and I have to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

Just to be sure, that isn't me. But it will be me...

Just to be sure, that isn't me. But it will be me on Christmas day!
12-24-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By raria

Actually it wasn't that. If that's the worse...

Actually it wasn't that. If that's the worse accident I could have, then I'd happily ride on roads. What trigerred it for me was volunteering over this Christmas at various children charities and...
12-23-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By raria

One last road ride before becoming a MUPpet. Anyone else?.

I've had too many close calls with too many distracted drivers. So after my chrustmas day ride up mt Hamilton im giving up riding on roads and becoming a MUPpet

Anyone else?

I know it sounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By raria

Merry Christmas - Wish Me Luck

Merry Christmas to all and happy holidays. Hope you have a great time.

I'm celebrating Christmas in grand style with my new build. I'm climbing Mt Hamilton and then Quimby Road on my new Raleigh...
12-23-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,730
Posted By raria

Good for You Jon!

Glad you found something you like, not to my taste, but its' great you like it because that's all that matters.
12-23-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By raria

I recall you need 597 mm tires

I recall you need 597 mm tires
12-23-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Big Shout out to JensonUSA!

I reached out to JensonUSA and told them both products they sold were clearly returned items (the 114 link chain only had 108 links). To their credit they let me keep the items (chain and RD) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By raria

This is correct. Initially my local store...

This is correct. Initially my local store employees were told, they were to remain open. Then literally a few days later they were told no your closing.

When you say "they will not" do you mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By raria

Interesting

Any thoughts on why? And where did you read this?
12-21-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

God it was complicated

It was a number of things interplaying:

1) Turns out the 114 link chain I bought wasn't 114 links it was 110 links
2) Turns out the clutch on the RD was too tight

Lets just say JensonUSA isn't...
Forum: Touring
12-21-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By raria

I looked at this bike closely and even talk to...

I looked at this bike closely and even talk to random bike parts about it. The one thing that put me off at is at the fork is aluminium. I'm not sure how it's going to ride fully loaded with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,904
Posted By raria

Well said and I'll add that for dry conditions...

Well said and I'll add that for dry conditions mechanical disc brakes are overkill. Good cantilever V caliper brakes are perfectly fine in those conditions if you have quality pads
Forum: Touring
12-21-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,832
Posted By raria

Glad you like the LHT

But I think the LHT is just overkill. Not just the ones you mentioned: the down shifters, pump peg etc, but the ENTIRE bike is overkill. Its designed like a tank and most days how often do we...
12-20-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By raria

Cantilever brakes are the way to go

Cantilever brakes are ideal for your situation. The challenge is that cheap cantilever is cheap cantilever brakes are far worse than cheap V brakes. Try to get an more expensive version, tektro has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By raria

Not my question!

I wasn't asking why their prices aren't lower, rather just pointing out that even with 30+% discounts they aren't competitive with online stores.

I'd be 10% more if I can talk to someone who knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By raria

I like nashbar

As it turns out many other parts for the bike I built up I did buy from nashbar. The Richie seatpost, micro shift cassette

what's happened to them? Are they still in business or they closing up
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By raria

When Performance's Going Out of Business Prices Are More Than Online Store Prices ...

I always felt Performance prices were less than your traditional LBS store. But when there going out of business prices are significantly more expensive than the on line stores:
Does any bricks and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

Bar tape arrived

Should be up in a day or 2 now. I didn't want to weigh it without the bat tape because I'm sure some of you would have said it doesn't count because there is no bar tape.
12-19-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

This is turning into a Saga like Gone With the Wind

Raleigh's help desk was very useful.

They said the crankset they paired with teh bike has a 43.5mm chain line.

But the crankset I had was 46mm chain line. Could that be the issue?

As God as...
12-19-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

No. 10 speed cassette on a 11 speed MTB RD isnt a...

No. 10 speed cassette on a 11 speed MTB RD isnt a problem. Lots of threads how they work together. Besides tried it with a 11 speed wheel and had same problems.

hmmm. Where. Did you see the chain...
12-18-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Thanks. I tried it with an 11 speed cassette and...

Thanks. I tried it with an 11 speed cassette and same problem.

Shifter is SLX M7000 11 speed shifter.

RD is very extended bu that's to be expected its a 36T big cog
12-18-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

It's just the chain running rough through the...

It's just the chain running rough through the lower jockey. It's 11 speed chain it's not new but under 500 miles
12-18-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Here it is

Video link of running Big back Big front and how noisy it is at https://www.dropbox.com/s/aek60vw83qtollw/20181218_162229.mp4?dl=0 the grinding sound is from the RD the creaking sound is from the...
12-18-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Okay. Will do this when I get home. I'll also...

Okay. Will do this when I get home. I'll also post a link to a video to show you what I mean by the RD running noisy.
12-18-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Here we go. Thanks in advance. This is the...

Here we go. Thanks in advance.

This is the spacers on the crankset. I need them all according to the installation instructions, but recall its for a 135mm hub size and my hub is 130mm...
12-18-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

I tried putting a FD on

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. I tried putting on a FD and it didn't solve the problem and now the chain gets jammed between the outer of the chainring and the front derailleur when in the...
12-17-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By raria

Think I found the Culprit

Thanks for all your help. You are all great!

So its an unusual frameset (Cyclocross but with 130mm rear hub spacing)

I purchased a Cyclocross crankse...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

This frameset was available in a Disc and...

This frameset was available in a Disc and Cantilever brake form. I specifically chose the later since:

a) You can buy cheap and light brakes
b) In dry weather I find v-brakes are significantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

All gone!

Unfortunately, they are all gone now. The $81 was from CRC and they are now upto $136 and backordered (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/shimano-rs010-road-wheelset/rp-prod121528)

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

Thanks

I've built many bikes with road bike components but this was my first with MTB components and I'll admit it was a bit of a challenge. There are so many different MTB product lines from Shimano (SLX,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

Not to diminish from your accomplishments, but...

Not to diminish from your accomplishments, but any one can (and is) a cheap bastard. But it takes a true vision to be both a cheap and picky bastard.

It's odd that this software doesn't bleep out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

Stem was in the framset as was headset. Its a 1 x...

Stem was in the framset as was headset. Its a 1 x so no FD. Bikes as per standard are weighted without pedals/cages etc

Of course the MTB shifters will fit 25.4mm bars. That's what they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,917
Posted By raria

Why? So when you're changing your tire after a...

Why? So when you're changing your tire after a flat someone can say oh look he's got latex tubes?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

Reserved for Photos

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By raria

King of the Cheap But Picky Bastards - $700 < 16 pound bike

Who can dethrone me as KOCBPB?

I like really nice things but am cheap. I wanted a high quality 15.x pound CF bike but didn't want to pay $3K+ so I built one up from scratch.

Here is the build...
12-17-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By raria

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12-16-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By raria

Could be the pads or the rims themselves

Try buying some cheap but good pads from Amazon and you'll have an answer to your question.
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