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07-05-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,591
Posted By Russ Roth

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in...

Looked it up, I fail to see what separates it in appearance from any other 80s lugged steel bike.


Love the color, love the way its decked out. I'd have previously argued there's nothing classy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I've never had the desire to own one,...

Although I've never had the desire to own one, who doesn't like the look of a Bianchi? Seriously, they've got some good looking bikes with nice history.
There will be some differences; Ultegra is a...
06-27-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,901
Posted By Russ Roth

Not a shop owner though being a tech was my job...

Not a shop owner though being a tech was my job for 15 years so I've had plenty of experience with these types of things. You can decide if I'm biased.

I'm assuming this is equivalent to a full...
06-16-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Russ Roth

A quick check of the specs of your frame just...

A quick check of the specs of your frame just list cartridge for the BB, this would suggest that the crank is a square taper, being Claris equipped it isn't improbable that this is the real case. In...
06-15-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,914
Posted By Russ Roth

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB...

Other day I was riding some fairly technical MTB trails for Long Island when I met up with a guy on an E-bike, seemed to really be enjoying himself. He was ahead of me till a series of 3 drop-offs...
06-14-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a tire jack for installing them...

Get a tire jack for installing them https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AYML7K?tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
I find it easy though a little annoying to get the first side on but the tire...
06-10-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,765
Posted By Russ Roth

A TT bike is a want not a need, obviously you...

A TT bike is a want not a need, obviously you meant fixie or SS.

Personally I don't understand the whole spare concept, seems like s waste of money.
Once you have a road, cross, gravel, fixie,...
06-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Russ Roth

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using...

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using bikecalc to get gear inches which does input tire and wheel size though I didn't know how it got the results. When I did the basic math of gear inches...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,905
Posted By Russ Roth

So you're at the end of your ride and he's 3...

So you're at the end of your ride and he's 3 miles into his and you have a problem with not being able to beat someone of unknown fitness and no knowing how hard he was trying? Must be rough. So many...
06-02-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,190
Posted By Russ Roth

I used to ride out to Thatcher State Park near...

I used to ride out to Thatcher State Park near Albany and back, made for a nice 30mile ride, longer if you went out the other side. It has a sweet downhill with a long sweeping curve coming out of...
06-01-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,779
Posted By Russ Roth

Shooting for 400 this month and think I can get...

Shooting for 400 this month and think I can get there with some effort.

6/1 11mi to start things off. Can't ride this evening as I'd planned since the county enacted an 11pm curfew for the night...
05-31-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,959
Posted By Russ Roth

5/2 19mi, 11mi in the morning on road, 8 miles on...

5/2 19mi, 11mi in the morning on road, 8 miles on the trails with the kids
5/3 17mi, 8mi in the woods with kids, 9 miles cruising the neighborhood late at night.
5/5 21mi, 16mi out and back ride, 5...
05-31-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,137
Posted By Russ Roth

Just cause they work well doesn't mean you have...

Just cause they work well doesn't mean you have to test them out just for s#!ts and giggles :twitchy:. Glad they're working for you though. :thumb:
05-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,137
Posted By Russ Roth

Recommendation that I was told when I started...

Recommendation that I was told when I started working in a bike shop from Bell/Giro was every 5-7 years, part of this was helmet degradation, part was not realizing the underlying damage that occurs...
05-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Russ Roth

If there isn't a notched spacer between the top...

If there isn't a notched spacer between the top and bottom caps it is sometimes possible to put a wrench on the top cap and screw it down if both the top and bottom caps are slightly loose, this will...
05-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Russ Roth

Don't know what too much engagement would mean. I...

Don't know what too much engagement would mean. I run chris king classics on both my road bikes and those have 72 points of engagement and I haven't seen any problems with them. Both were bought...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,142
Posted By Russ Roth

Kids can lead to some of your greatest moments...

Kids can lead to some of your greatest moments and some of your worst, the exhaustion they leave you with early on can really strain things but if you want kids they're worth it. Best advice is to...
05-26-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Russ Roth

I would look for the stem being straight, if its...

I would look for the stem being straight, if its slightly out of alignment it can easily cause a wobble for a kid while an adult will easily compensate for it. Tight the stem bolt either way, check...
05-26-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,411
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd suspect wheel straightness will influence...

I'd suspect wheel straightness will influence that as well though I keep my wheels really straight, ive had dents and bends that can't be trued out and they tend to make the brakes pulse. Cheaper or...
05-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By Russ Roth

Just rescheduling, and changing plans for one of...

Just rescheduling, and changing plans for one of them, been wanting to ride the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany and still will be, just later in the season and will have to be hotels vs camping...
05-23-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Russ Roth

The issue of the headset coming loose isn't the...

The issue of the headset coming loose isn't the headset, its the stem. The topcap only helps to set the preload but can't hold everything together, especially since it has nothing solid to connect...
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Russ Roth

The first road bike I ever really rode was a...

The first road bike I ever really rode was a raleigh pursuit a year or two older then that one. It was a great bike that I rode thousands of miles wearing out all manner of items on it and would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By Russ Roth

And is still the practice of any good mechanic as...

And is still the practice of any good mechanic as far as I'm concerned. My own aluminum I mark, anything else tape.
05-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Russ Roth

Excellent bike, as DCycle noted it is probably...

Excellent bike, as DCycle noted it is probably similar to a slightly older gravel bike before they went fully fat tire which seems to be the norm now. It will be fairly quick and incredibly...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,611
Posted By Russ Roth

Biggest issue with any bike not designed for...

Biggest issue with any bike not designed for touring is if your heels clear the panniers, I toured once with a bike that was close and having to pay attention that my heel didn't hit was really...
05-22-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,959
Posted By Russ Roth

5/2 19mi, 11mi in the morning on road, 8 miles on...

5/2 19mi, 11mi in the morning on road, 8 miles on the trails with the kids
5/3 17mi, 8mi in the woods with kids, 9 miles cruising the neighborhood late at night.
5/5 21mi, 16mi out and back ride, 5...
05-22-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Russ Roth

Check the back of your cranks, if they say ct90,...

Check the back of your cranks, if they say ct90, m290, or mc12 take them to the local bike shop and have them sent back to shimano for a recall, the recall is still valid and will get you a box of...
05-20-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By Russ Roth

I ride 32h f+r on all my bikes, just the track...

I ride 32h f+r on all my bikes, just the track bike has 28h, the one that has surprised me the most is my mtb wheels which came factory with 15g/1.8mm spokes. Trued once for the first year I owned...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26,830
Views: 16,857,213
Posted By Russ Roth

What size tire will fit in there? I've thought of...

What size tire will fit in there? I've thought of this one for my wife in a sz. small if I can find one but would want to fit a 28c in there.
05-19-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Russ Roth

New England, CNY and good parts of NJ and PA have...

New England, CNY and good parts of NJ and PA have quite the scene available as does the Pacific NW. Don't know about a lot of other areas but these ones can have some really kick ass races and the...
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,130
Posted By Russ Roth

That sounds socialist, you can't be spreading...

That sounds socialist, you can't be spreading that kind of idealism about; everyone knows what's mine is mine and the hell with everyone else :troll:
05-18-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,544
Posted By Russ Roth

Why not just use a 1" wrench? I always find the...

Why not just use a 1" wrench? I always find the further away that the leverage sits the more likely the tool is to slip. A wrench gets right in close to the lockring and the lockring tool never...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,130
Posted By Russ Roth

I used to come home a couple times a year to find...

I used to come home a couple times a year to find someone stuck in the ditch next to my grass pull-in, it was too annoying to really mow lower and so I didn't; I would help them get out, loan a phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,165
Posted By Russ Roth

Higher then among other sports or the population...

Higher then among other sports or the population in general, nope, I'll agree. Just seems that more of them congregate to certain aspects of the sport, that's the only part I was going along with. I...
05-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Russ Roth

You don't give nearly enough information about...

You don't give nearly enough information about your business and why you randomly sell bicycle accessories for anyone to give a reasonable answer to what you need. It can vary from place to place and...
Forum: Introductions
05-15-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Russ Roth

https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/951328-long-i...

https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/951328-long-island-good-ride-today.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Russ Roth

I find my bikes to be largely trouble and...

I find my bikes to be largely trouble and maintenance free on the whole, doesn't mean there isn't the occasional need to use an adjuster barrel to tweak how far I have to pull the brake lever till...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Russ Roth

If the wheel is straight and true and the spokes...

If the wheel is straight and true and the spokes don't have any physical cuts or similar damage then it isn't something to worry about. With those spokes it looks more like you caught a branch or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,301
Posted By Russ Roth

Manuals still exist cause they can make driving...

Manuals still exist cause they can make driving more enjoyable and can directly effect how your car drives. My wife and I have the same mazda minivan but mine accelerates faster getting up to highway...
Forum: Foo
05-14-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 898
Posted By Russ Roth

Not just a Texas thing CNY in the rural areas...

Not just a Texas thing CNY in the rural areas features an equal number of signs, one thing I hated about living in the country vs city was the shooting. In the city I know when I hear shots its...
05-13-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,401
Posted By Russ Roth

If they don't want to do a refund tell them you...

If they don't want to do a refund tell them you need to drop the bike off for adjustment and then request a charge back, Credit cards don't like to do chargebacks unless the property is in the...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,962
Posted By Russ Roth

I went with brazed steel, not lugged and ordered...

I went with brazed steel, not lugged and ordered from Rock Lobster, Rock Lobster Cycles | custom bicycles built in Santa Cruz, California (http://www.rocklobstercycles.com/) Paul has been great to...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,962
Posted By Russ Roth

Mine is going to be about that same price point,...

Mine is going to be about that same price point, they exist here in the states you just have to look, and it can be with long established and well esteemed builders.
05-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,711
Posted By Russ Roth

I once built a set of wheels for a guy and told...

I once built a set of wheels for a guy and told him the wheels were going to be total crap, it was some ultra-light rims from the late 80s-early 90s and even though they were 32 hole there was just...
05-10-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Russ Roth

Although older its no slouch and who cares what...

Although older its no slouch and who cares what other people think about the age of your bike. If your 3 seconds out from first, clean and grease the hubs, BB and rear der pulleys; if that still only...
Forum: Foo
05-09-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,783
Posted By Russ Roth

This is completely inaccurate, while tests show...

This is completely inaccurate, while tests show that a new plastic cutting board is easier to sanitize once the board has been used a couple times it can be nearly impossible to thoroughly sanitize...
05-09-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Russ Roth

What are your preparations for the riding season?

Each spring I go on a bit of a spending/upgrading tear before my wife gets sick of the boxes showing up and cuts me off but I like to have things ready for the summer so I can fuss less when the...
05-09-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,380
Posted By Russ Roth

I was smart enough to remove the bolt on a deore...

I was smart enough to remove the bolt on a deore crank but didn't pay attention to the lack of washer; same result either way and it so sucked. I salvaged the crank by putting the bolt most of the...
05-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Russ Roth

It honestly isn't that hard. First wheelset I...

It honestly isn't that hard. First wheelset I built I sat down with a pair if wheels and a 50.00 truing stand and duplicated the spoke pattern. Then focused on getting the wheel straight and center...
05-08-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Russ Roth

My new cross wheelset

After a longer wait I finally had all the parts to build my new wheelset, knew there would be a delay due to the oddball nature of the order
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