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05-04-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 630
Posted By Russ Roth

i don't, it's called a hard dog hidden hitch....

i don't, it's called a hard dog hidden hitch. Took me just under 3hours to install with an 8yo passing me the nuts and bolts for assembly. All the rear trim is pulled off along with the bumper and it...
05-03-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 630
Posted By Russ Roth

You just have to learn how to pack like its a...

You just have to learn how to pack like its a game of tetris, and nothing will shift when I blow past a durango around the corners without slowing down. :p
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04-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,535
Posted By Russ Roth

We also should have stopped at the model-T. It...

We also should have stopped at the model-T. It ran (slowly) it stopped (sorta) lacked all the gadgets and gizmos, was light and would get you where you had to go (eventually), was light weight and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,746
Posted By Russ Roth

He's kinda runty like his sister, at his age my...

He's kinda runty like his sister, at his age my middle kid was already on a 20" bike and didn't even need the seat down. I'm guessing at least a year. His 16" mtb is starting to look a touch small...
04-12-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Russ Roth

Cool, looks like you successfully made a wheel....

Cool, looks like you successfully made a wheel. As to the stiffness, you might be surprised. Although the base of the triangle that the spokes make is slightly smaller making it a slightly weaker...
04-10-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Russ Roth

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail...

Haven't found much in the way of unpaved rail trail around nyc, everyone seems to love their paving. Having ridden extensively on the Erie Canal trail as well as multiple others I wouldn't bother...
04-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,077
Posted By Russ Roth

Every word of this. Just find a new bike in...

Every word of this. Just find a new bike in decent shape and move on to riding with the kid.
04-07-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Russ Roth

I seem to be missing where the problem is, the...

I seem to be missing where the problem is, the threads in the crank look like they're in perfect condition. So make sure the center post of the tool is fully recessed into the tool and tighten the...
04-06-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,412
Posted By Russ Roth

When I worked in Schenectady and lived in Albany...

When I worked in Schenectady and lived in Albany this was the way to commute for me, couldn't do it Albany to Schenectady, it was a steady incline though shallow with poor light timing. But heading...
04-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 9,865
Posted By Russ Roth

There is a big discrepancy in views on what...

There is a big discrepancy in views on what decent is. You point out a honda CRV and see that as more decent then a 3 when its nothing more then an econobox cross over which is overpriced because...
04-05-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 9,865
Posted By Russ Roth

Go buy a Mazda3 for 22k new off the showroom...

Go buy a Mazda3 for 22k new off the showroom floor. Look at the crash tests, gas mileage, longevity and liveliness and show me something from 40 years ago that is close to it in all around quality...
04-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Russ Roth

Other then having oversized tires this has...

Other then having oversized tires this has nothing to commend itself to the OPs purpose.

OP, listen to the people saying to get a hybrid, a trek 7000 or something similar will see you just fine....
03-31-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Russ Roth

The big thing with carbon bars is following...

The big thing with carbon bars is following torque spec. Unless you've been installing bars for years on a regular basis you shouldn't even try without a torque wrench, and if you have all that...
03-28-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Russ Roth

Take the axle nut into a hardware store and...

Take the axle nut into a hardware store and there's usually someplace you can screw it on to and find out the thread pitch and diameter. I'd thought of doing this with an old trek MTB for a similar...
03-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By Russ Roth

Leave a nasty note about the kind of people who...

Leave a nasty note about the kind of people who give the ticket on the "for" line; been known to do that in the past. In this case I would, legal or not this was a waste of time, energy and the...
03-26-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Russ Roth

Gotta find a skip tooth chainring and make a...

Gotta find a skip tooth chainring and make a sharkfin cutout between the teeth, and you'll be stuck with only even tooth rings and cogs. Def going to want a chainguard and perhaps some chaps.
03-26-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,772
Posted By Russ Roth

Usually just call it by the make, the raleigh,...

Usually just call it by the make, the raleigh, the cannondale, etc.
The kids like to name the cars so they have official names; Charlie is my Mazda5 stick shift minivan, Jessie was the wife's Mazda...
03-26-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By Russ Roth

The last pedal I had "come loose" the whole pedal...

The last pedal I had "come loose" the whole pedal slid right off the spindle, never had a pedal actually fall out of a crank. I keep a 15 in the portable tool box due to the number of cheap or track...
Forum: Northeast
03-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 232,586
Posted By Russ Roth

Wife took our daughter for a ride to Captree,...

Wife took our daughter for a ride to Captree, they did 15mi and actually got to see seals, something we've been trying to do all season. The rest of us headed to Cunningham but left the bikes behind....
03-14-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,034
Posted By Russ Roth

I'm not always good with pictures but it looks...

I'm not always good with pictures but it looks like there might be enough threads engaged, usually the top cap is threaded almost all the way to the end. If that's a spacer in there you can remove it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By Russ Roth

2 years ago I went from looking at a lot of mid...

2 years ago I went from looking at a lot of mid to upper range bikes before dropping the deposit and waiting a year to get a custom bike in part driven by the desire to have a certain color. When...
03-11-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Russ Roth

Technically not a wrench. Just as nice imo but...

Technically not a wrench. Just as nice imo but more affordable
https://www.harryepstein.com/3-8-dr-ratchet-10-contour-grip.html
Love the lines on it and the price is easier on the wallet.
03-11-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Russ Roth

When I lived in Albany the car was often an...

When I lived in Albany the car was often an inconvenience and public transport plus a bike were all that was needed. In Rochester cars were something to keep in the driveway for the nasty days. In...
03-10-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,199
Posted By Russ Roth

I used sweedspeed from time to time but was...

I used sweedspeed from time to time but was always more on turbobricks. Took a 91 240, did a cam swap, turbo install, full exhaust, intake, and switched up computers and such. The result was a lot of...
03-10-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,199
Posted By Russ Roth

Wish I could buy it from you, love the p1800,...

Wish I could buy it from you, love the p1800, happily I just bought a Mazda MX5 so no more cars for me for a while. I'm a bit of a heathen though, I'd want to put a 5cyl turbo with a 5sp in it, the...
03-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,780
Posted By Russ Roth

Cause when people start rambling nonsense of...

Cause when people start rambling nonsense of discs only being on cookie cutter carbon bikes pics help to refute the fact. There are now multiple steel and ti bikes, not carbon, all running disc....
03-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,780
Posted By Russ Roth

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Not every disc bike is cookie cutter carbon and I love the way...
03-09-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,192
Posted By Russ Roth

That site should have the tube as well, but you...

That site should have the tube as well, but you want someone who brazes, not welds. Getting them brazed on will help to reinforce the area or at least reduce the stress of the holes while not causing...
03-07-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,192
Posted By Russ Roth

You want a new allen socket for that nut, tap it...

You want a new allen socket for that nut, tap it in quite firmly and use a breaker bar. It won't strip out unless you use a cheap tool. Order a bondhus or similar quality from amazon and you'll have...
03-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Russ Roth

FC-CT90 would have been the recall, they look...

FC-CT90 would have been the recall, they look similar and hard to tell in the pic but the slightly wider crank arm was a lot safer.
When I tie down I use the long end of the ratchet strap, wrap it...
03-03-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By Russ Roth

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire...

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire increase though mostly due to cost. The 650b is a 586 diameter while the 700c is 622, so that moves the BB and pedals 18mm closer to the ground, your...
03-02-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Russ Roth

Randombikeparts has I think oval brand carbon...

Randombikeparts has I think oval brand carbon posts in your range with shipping included.
02-28-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By Russ Roth

Although being a clyde makes hills suck, if you...

Although being a clyde makes hills suck, if you can already ride half centuries you really shouldn't have too much trouble. I lived near Lake Ontario along a tour route for going around lake Ontario....
02-28-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By Russ Roth

I picked up the poseidon redwood, mostly for a...

I picked up the poseidon redwood, mostly for a frame that can fit 2.1 29" tires for doing some serious adventure riding. The Advent group is nice and will go on my kid's bike, the bike is something...
02-28-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Russ Roth

With it being a quick it wouldn't be anything...

With it being a quick it wouldn't be anything other then a BSA bb. You need to work on more italian bikes, I've had a few of them and worked on plenty over the years. Also have an old tandem running...
02-25-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Russ Roth

I've got 2012 sram force and the front shifting...

I've got 2012 sram force and the front shifting has always sucked. For whatever reason shifting to the big ring causes the chain to jam and slam into the chainstay. I changed rings and spent an hour...
02-23-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Russ Roth

I've been fairly happy with my astro pneumatic...

I've been fairly happy with my astro pneumatic which looks like the dualco but with a shorter needle. I did have a touch of trouble with the needle clogging but a minute with a slightly larger drill...
02-22-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Russ Roth

I would take canti over mini-v or V-brakes with a...

I would take canti over mini-v or V-brakes with a travel agent when using road levers, but if buying a new frame I would need a serious deal to choose a canti frame over a disc version. Decent...
02-21-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,338
Posted By Russ Roth

This isn't an unheard of thing and I've even...

This isn't an unheard of thing and I've even worked with reps from different brands to find the bike a customer wanted. The issue at hand is that you paid for the assembly of a fully functioning,...
02-17-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,740
Posted By Russ Roth

That sounds worrisome, not certain I would want...

That sounds worrisome, not certain I would want to hear it put that way. A few threads sticking out is fine but the number of threads I'd start to worry if the nipples will bottom out of the spoke...
02-09-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,579
Posted By Russ Roth

Trexlertown, PA; a nice little cycling mecca....

Trexlertown, PA; a nice little cycling mecca. They've got a velodrome, a crit course, somewhere around 80 miles of contiguous rail trail and amazing country roads with lots of hills and little...
02-09-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By Russ Roth

22 years old and on its fourth set of rims, not...

22 years old and on its fourth set of rims, not too expensive annualized when it still spins on the same bearings. With any hub, as you said, duplicate the pattern.
Forum: Northeast
02-07-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 232,586
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-07-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 3,502,367
Posted By Russ Roth

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Finally finished for my wife, a gravel adventure bike for...
02-05-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By Russ Roth

Put in end plugs for safety. Personally I think...

Put in end plugs for safety. Personally I think tape just looks better, carbon is nice but tape adds color and comfort.
02-03-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,696
Posted By Russ Roth

Most bikes are hanging from hooks, the rest are...

Most bikes are hanging from hooks, the rest are leaning against whatever happens to be most convenient. Value doesn't really play a role as much as expedience.
01-31-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Russ Roth

They've been freshly installed with threadlock,...

They've been freshly installed with threadlock, it can take some effort to undo them and leverage will be your friend. I just did some chainring swaps on an XO crankset and I resorted to a 5mm allen...
01-26-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Russ Roth

Compared to what you had new they're not as good....

Compared to what you had new they're not as good. If you're old ones were just worn they might be an improvement over what you had. They're decent and reliable and I'd use them over 9sp sora
01-25-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,864
Posted By Russ Roth

Based on your numbers and the picture you posted,...

Based on your numbers and the picture you posted, that hub was just waiting to fail. Proper tension of a wheel is often in the area of 120kgf, my last wheel build was 125kgf drive side and 85kgf on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,195
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd bring some dog spray, too many rural areas I...

I'd bring some dog spray, too many rural areas I ridden through had too many dogs running about loose. Everyone else covered everything else. And if you hear banjos, pedal faster.
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