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01-24-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 176,008
Posted By Bingod

On Friday my buddy and I explored Red Box Cyn - a...

On Friday my buddy and I explored Red Box Cyn - a familiar ride, but we wanted to see what the rains had left behind. A beautiful day but the trail was a mess, and slow going. Flash floods and rock...
01-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Bingod

I have posted about similar shifting issues with...

I have posted about similar shifting issues with 3503 levers, 12-36 cassette and M772 RD. I was eventually able to make it work, but only after many many many attempts. Just when i thought i had it...
12-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Bingod

Getting the weight forward and over the front...

Getting the weight forward and over the front wheel is something I work on when its steep - maybe I could do better, but regarding saddle position i feel I have been going in the opposite direction...
12-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Bingod

I can remove my gilet, arm warmers and sunglasses...

I can remove my gilet, arm warmers and sunglasses when riding - not a low speed but above 15mph. i rarely do this so my technique and confidence aren't great but I can do it when I'm warmed up.
12-03-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Bingod

More trail for the trail

When riding on narrow, low speed trails, especially uphill, my biggest issue is with front end stability/tracking - I am constantly having to adjust my bars to keep the bike running straight - which...
11-14-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Bingod

If the problem is persistent maybe give these a...

If the problem is persistent maybe give these a try.

https://www.reservewheels.com/fillmore-tubeless-valves
10-16-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bingod

Those look like a very good choice. If you can,...

Those look like a very good choice. If you can, please post the width of the tyre (tread to tread) on the rim - I've been considering one of those as a front tire because of the bigger side knobs...
10-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bingod

If you don't feel confident with your grip then...

If you don't feel confident with your grip then the tire technology and tread design etc wont make much if any difference to your overall speed - you are going to ride slowly and cautiously. I...
07-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,491
Posted By Bingod

I have only ridden my triple so I can't compare,...

I have only ridden my triple so I can't compare, but my 9 speed triple 24-39-50 and 12-36 cassette (a 625% range I believe) provides all I need and use for some of my favorite rides, which include...
07-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,862
Posted By Bingod

This is my observation when using Garmin's...

This is my observation when using Garmin's elevation correction for mountainous switchback rides. On each turn the GPS drops me off the cliff and then climbs me back up adding 1000s of feet to the...
07-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Bingod

I tried everyones suggestions but cannot improve...

I tried everyones suggestions but cannot improve things so have ordered a new shifter (R3000) and a barrel adjuster. This is just conjecture so please excuse my lack of knowledge here, but my RD...
07-16-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,864
Posted By Bingod

Hilarious. A level a candor I can fully get...

Hilarious. A level a candor I can fully get behind.
07-15-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Bingod

The cable is only exposed on the chain stay. ...

The cable is only exposed on the chain stay. From which point it slides smoothly in both directions. When i pull the cable out of the shifter then I see no fraying. I think i will just take...
07-15-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Bingod

I will try this thanks. The cable is in good...

I will try this thanks. The cable is in good shape as I replaced it recently along with the loop of cable housing to the RD. As I mentioned, everything was working well. I didn't mention that this...
07-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Bingod

Shimano 3503 makes multiple upshifts

This just started to happen after working normally. On upshifts (low to high) the rear shifter now shifts 2 or 3 gears at a time. All the down shifts are good. It is relatively consistent. From...
06-27-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,722
Posted By Bingod

You need rain for mudslides :(

You need rain for mudslides :(
06-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Bingod

i just bought a flat 44mm BB tool made by BW...

i just bought a flat 44mm BB tool made by BW which includes a crank arm cap preload tool. It is solid and worked fine and at $15 cost less than the inexpensive BB, which made some kind of sense to...
06-21-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

Job done. I found a new 5703 crank without rings...

Job done. I found a new 5703 crank without rings (I will treasure it) and a new 5800 left crank arm, plus RS-500 BB. All went together without a hitch and it works great.
06-13-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Bingod

"Unbround Gravel"?

Just noticed this in the forum description. Needs more time in the oven perhaps?
06-12-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,092
Posted By Bingod

Apparently not the first tool he put on a bike.

Apparently not the first tool he put on a bike.
05-31-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Bingod

In my experience the "enable elevation...

In my experience the "enable elevation correction" is consistently wildly off and this is especially true on steep mountain trails with many turns, where I mostly ride The corrected route overshoots...
05-19-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Bingod

i don't know if that will work, but its easy to...

i don't know if that will work, but its easy to test. i have seen on the web people sew up a bad cut before patching it. Maybe that's a worth search.
05-18-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Bingod

I had good success patching a 3/8" sidewall cut...

I had good success patching a 3/8" sidewall cut in a WTB Resolute. I superglued the cut and used a large automotive tubeless patch from Autozone which was thicker than an inner tube patch but more...
05-14-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

Would a 5503 crank work? If I can use my...

Would a 5503 crank work? If I can use my chainrings then this could be a cheap, albeit silver, alternative, that looks almost identical to a 3503, plus I can keep my old octalink BB. The few I've...
05-14-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

I hear you. R-3030 would be first choice but i...

I hear you. R-3030 would be first choice but i don't believe i can use a 26T inner chainring
05-14-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

Rats! looks like a scam. I'll keep looking. ...

Rats! looks like a scam. I'll keep looking. (Edit: The 105, that is)
05-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

Same BCDs. good to know about the spacers as I...

Same BCDs. good to know about the spacers as I just recently bought new rings for Sora and will make the swap a lot easier.
05-14-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

Thanks - a good suggestion. The 105 i found is...

Thanks - a good suggestion. The 105 i found is considerably cheaper and new. Im going to buy it now - hope the sale works out
05-14-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Bingod

10 speed Shimano triple with 9 sp chainrings

I have a Shimano FC-3503 with 175mm crank arms and want a new crank with shorter arms. Not much available but I found a 5703 at 170mm. I am aware that if i use this crank i will probably need to use...
05-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,340
Posted By Bingod

I can add Mt Pacifico from Chilao campground. A...

I can add Mt Pacifico from Chilao campground. A groomed fire road that takes you to the 7200ft peak. A moderate climb with flat sections that gets steep for the last mile as you turn up through the...
04-28-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,718
Posted By Bingod

Too bad the test doesn't include the Resolute...

Too bad the test doesn't include the Resolute apples. It does however include the WTB Riddler which outperforms the Stellacoom ( a 38mm Hurricane Ridge according to BRR) in rolling resistance at...
04-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,409
Posted By Bingod

Looking at a gear calculator for a bike with with...

Looking at a gear calculator for a bike with with 40mm tires - and just as an example, if you are tackling a steep trail at about 5mph in your 40/42, your cadence will be about 65rpm. For your...
04-08-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Bingod

Enjoy it.

Enjoy it.
03-31-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Bingod

Perhaps my earlier reply was a little flippant...

Perhaps my earlier reply was a little flippant and I was referencing more my own experiences of seeking lower gearing rather than addressing the OPs needs. At some point you have to pick your poison...
03-29-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Bingod

I suggest buying the cheapest cassette, that way...

I suggest buying the cheapest cassette, that way when you realize +2 teeth doesn't make enough of a difference, you wont have wasted so much money when you buy the 11-42.
03-27-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By Bingod

That is bad luck and super frustrating. My WTB...

That is bad luck and super frustrating. My WTB Resolutes mount pretty easily on Stan's rims with a track pump. The bead seats at 40psi and they don't require sealant to hold air. One issue i have...
03-20-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By Bingod

Many amazing fire roads to explore in the LA area...

Many amazing fire roads to explore in the LA area - all accessible to bikes Some of the fire roads in the San Gabriels are designated for OHV use (Shortcut, Rincon et al), but are also fine for...
03-18-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bingod

Fizik X3 for road, gravel and singletrack. Light,...

Fizik X3 for road, gravel and singletrack. Light, pretty stiff, nice looking I think. How walkable? Like the Shimano and I imagine other XC shoes the sole is good for short walks, but its just not...
03-09-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bingod

This makes sense to me. Just match TLR tires...

This makes sense to me. Just match TLR tires with tubeless ready rims and then you have the option.
03-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bingod

+1. I have them on my Giant. Never dropped a...

+1. I have them on my Giant. Never dropped a bottle and I've been off in the dirt more than a few times
03-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bingod

[QUOTE=wgscott;21954257]I guess I will have to if...

[QUOTE=wgscott;21954257]I guess I will have to if it has hookless rims. (?)

I apologize if I'm stating the obvious, but I think you will want to, to get the benefits of the wider tire. Stan's...
03-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bingod

Weaving through countless rock falls yesterday...

Weaving through countless rock falls yesterday brought down by the rains i struck and unclipped my pedal three times. Could I have been more careful? Yes. Did it ruin my ride - no. But with that...
03-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,713
Posted By Bingod

Giant Revolt 2 is $1000, that's "about... $950" ...

Giant Revolt 2 is $1000, that's "about... $950"

Sora and Hydro
02-28-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bingod

Avoid jerking on rides, you'll go blind. ...

Avoid jerking on rides, you'll go blind. Otherwise my big knobs don't collect stones and i ride with 2- 3mm of clearance - in the dry. Small patches of mud are ok and fortunately rare.
02-09-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Bingod

That is low and cheap - my two middle names. ...

That is low and cheap - my two middle names. Thanks
02-09-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Bingod

Yes that's how mine is. So then essentially if...

Yes that's how mine is. So then essentially if the base of the top cover is flat it will sit on top of the compression ring. The stock photos of the FSA IS-2 are not clear as they include the bearing...
02-08-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Bingod

Lower headset bearing top cover

I'm hoping to lower/slam the bars on my Giant Anyroad with Overdrive 1 Headset. I have flipped the stem and removed the spacers - but the tall stack and the large frame means i can't get my bars...
01-23-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,100
Posted By Bingod

I ride long mountain descents on steep winding...

I ride long mountain descents on steep winding fire roads as well as some single track with my BB7s and QRs, though my old cheap/worn rear QR occasionally came loose. I Just bought XT skewers to...
12-23-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bingod

Likewise. My routine, such as it is, includes the...

Likewise. My routine, such as it is, includes the usual stretch and a gentle massage every day for immediate relief and then a couple of sessions per week of exercise and yoga to try to "cure it." ...
11-23-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,340
Posted By Bingod

I got on the Toll Road from Tanoble off E Alta...

I got on the Toll Road from Tanoble off E Alta Loma Dr. Its a dusty single track with lots of switchbacks and steep slopes down to the bridge. l walked the first 25yds. Tricky but manageable but...
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