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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Canker

Even if you do pull the brake lever with the...

Even if you do pull the brake lever with the wheel off and no spacer by accident and you will it isn't a big deal. Back when I was doing it that way I just kept a small screw driver in the back of...
04-27-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Canker

The chains get narrower as the number of gears...

The chains get narrower as the number of gears increase and a narrower QL won't fit on a wider chain.
04-26-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Canker

I've done it. Generally you can go up one, 8...

I've done it. Generally you can go up one, 8 speed QL on a 9 speed, 9 speed QL on a 10, 10 on 11 .............. but not the other way.
Now I don't do it as a permanent thing but as a get out of...
04-21-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Canker

The KAC is fine, it is just the same old swagman...

The KAC is fine, it is just the same old swagman xc2 design that has a hundred knockoff versions. It works it just isn't fancy, is clunky, and touches the frame. One of the guys I ride with had one...
04-21-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By Canker

I'm one of those people that really doesn't care....

I'm one of those people that really doesn't care. I've had everything but + bikes and liked them all, currently have two 27.5ers one a FS and one a HT. If I were buying a HT today I'd go 29er. If...
04-21-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Canker

235 isn't that heavy so I wouldn't really worry...

235 isn't that heavy so I wouldn't really worry about it. I ride with several 250-270lb guys. The 270lb guy broke a few frames but I've also broke a frame at 160lbs being stupid and jumping to flat...
04-11-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By Canker

With a hard tail it matters less than a full...

With a hard tail it matters less than a full squish. Plus with a XC hardtail geo hasn't changed drastically, they are bit slacker and all pretty much 29ers these days but still pretty much the same....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Canker

I run their oval 46/30 setup, gravel/road bike,...

I run their oval 46/30 setup, gravel/road bike, and have no complaints other than the cost of buying them. I've also ran an oval ring on one of my mtn bikes in the past. I'm one of those people...
04-04-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Canker

Take the bleeder out completely and blow through...

Take the bleeder out completely and blow through it, or use carb/brake cleaner or a can of compressed air or air compressor. Probably too tiny to blow through with your mouth. If nothing else swap...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Canker

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj-WTJ7Qa2IbTmNCo...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj-WTJ7Qa2IbTmNComCIZtw
This guy does some really cool work and he is pretty entertaining too
03-21-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Canker

Just know if you do screw up you can always do it...

Just know if you do screw up you can always do it again. Shimano brakes really aren't hard, even newer Sram aren't bad.
03-14-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canker

I run a 46/30 with an 11-32 cassette on my gravel...

I run a 46/30 with an 11-32 cassette on my gravel bike that spends 95% of it's time as a road bike. It is fine, if anything I like it better. If you go into the road section of this forum that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Canker

Put a wolftooth roadlink on it. If that doesn't...

Put a wolftooth roadlink on it. If that doesn't work pick up a cheap 9 speed shimano mountainbike RD and try that. Those are rated to 36 so might still need the roadlink.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,768
Posted By Canker

Always have your prison pocket with you

Always have your prison pocket with you
03-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Canker

The Judy only has 30mm stanchions and with your...

The Judy only has 30mm stanchions and with your weight that sounds like it would be pretty flexy. Is your frame the same and the current frame, thru axles and will take a tapered fork?
03-02-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,130
Posted By Canker

12 speed as well, sunrace makes HG style 12 speed...

12 speed as well, sunrace makes HG style 12 speed cassettes.
02-28-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,791
Posted By Canker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHS0XyEQ1tI GCN...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHS0XyEQ1tI
GCN just built one on their channel. I'm right there with you, 40 mins is about my limit if I don't want to hurt. I did the Alpe Du Zift just so I could...
02-14-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Canker

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/attachments/...

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/attachments/1573319692225-png.41216/
The actual difference between a 26 and 27.5 is only 1inch so meh not a problem. I ran a 29er front wheel with a 29er fork...
02-14-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Canker

What fork are you planning to run? I'm sure...

What fork are you planning to run? I'm sure somebody will come a long and do the math but I doubt the change would be extreme. Most frames can handle an extra 20mm of fork so I wouldn't be...
02-03-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Canker

No it isn't.

No it isn't.
02-03-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Canker

Certainly won't hurt. I run it on my mtn bike...

Certainly won't hurt. I run it on my mtn bike but haven't bothered on my road/gravel bike probably should but I'm lazy. 3m mastic tape is also really good for areas that take a serious beating.
02-02-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By Canker

Air fork 120mm or more and dropper post would be...

Air fork 120mm or more and dropper post would be my #1 concern. I've never ridden in that area but every video I see of that area looks rough so I wouldn't want a straight up XC bike. Weight and...
01-30-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,084
Posted By Canker

Mountain biking I'll do into the teens F. The...

Mountain biking I'll do into the teens F. The speeds are low and the effort is high so it isn't hard to say warm. Road biking on the other hand I really don't like doing bellow 60F. Windchill sucks...
01-30-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Canker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU35-JZoFwo I'm...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU35-JZoFwo
I'm not going to say they all have a way to do that but a lot have some way to do that.
01-18-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Canker

I really wouldn't worry about 10mm. A lot of...

I really wouldn't worry about 10mm. A lot of bikes are specced for a range of fork anyway, my FS comes with either a 130 or 140, and my hardtail fame is rated for 120-150. I'm running 140 on both. ...
01-15-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Canker

For what it is worth. The hitch on my focus has...

For what it is worth. The hitch on my focus has one of those stupid tabs on it so I drilled it out. I did it because I run a 1up rack and couldn't insert it as far as I would have liked, doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By Canker

Dropper posts on road bikes will start becoming...

Dropper posts on road bikes will start becoming the rim brake vs disc brake fight this year.
01-10-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Canker

or just run a shimano 11-34 11 speed cassette...

or just run a shimano 11-34 11 speed cassette instead. They fit 10 speed freehub bodies.
01-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Canker

On mine if you pull the seat post out and look at...

On mine if you pull the seat post out and look at the bottom the cable is pulling a lever that depresses a ball bearing and the BB sticks occasionally. I just put a little chain oil on the BB when I...
01-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Canker

Helicopter tape might work ok but it is also made...

Helicopter tape might work ok but it is also made to be easily removable without gooing things up which is why it is so great as a frame protector. I would think that easy to remove quality would...
01-10-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By Canker

Lots actually. On my Surly I just jammed the...

Lots actually. On my Surly I just jammed the wheel all the way forward every time so it wasn't really an issue but mine wasn't a single speed setup, no chain tension to worry about. Would a set of...
01-02-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Canker

without pics I'm just going to throw this out...

without pics I'm just going to throw this out there.
https://wheelsmfg.com/blog/standard-mount-vs-direct-mount-derailleur-hangers.html
I'm going to guess you have a direct mount hanger and are...
12-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Canker

The chain guide isn't meant to work with that...

The chain guide isn't meant to work with that style of bash gaurd so you might remove one or the other. The chain guide is pointless as currently setup. If you don't have a narrow wide chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,007
Posted By Canker

You need a 2" receiver to handle 4+ bikes. The...

You need a 2" receiver to handle 4+ bikes. The generic saying is that if you add an extension you half your max tongue weight due to the extra leverage. mstateglfr already mentioned the standard...
12-06-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By Canker

1x is great for specialized purposes but for a...

1x is great for specialized purposes but for a road/gravel bike I'd want and have 2x.
I wanted a fairly tight cassette for road riding so I could find a comfortable cadence no matter the speeds so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Canker

I run a 46/30 crank on my road bike that does...

I run a 46/30 crank on my road bike that does double duty as a gravel bike. How much time on a typical ride do you spend pedaling at over 30mph? It is a lot less than I spend pedaling at 8mph...
11-23-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Canker

Just to say it. You can run a presta tube in the...

Just to say it. You can run a presta tube in the wheel that has been drilled out for schrader, it really doesn't matter.
11-16-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Canker

It wouldn't be a bad idea to just go ahead and...

It wouldn't be a bad idea to just go ahead and pull the fork lowers and change the oil.
11-11-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Canker

Yeah JohnJ80 just gave you the right info. I...

Yeah JohnJ80 just gave you the right info. I used the ISC Racers tape and if you read the reviews they are full of bikers. Now if you have an area of the bike that takes a heavy beating you might...
11-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Canker

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1063810-ch...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1063810-chain-sticking-one-cog-cassette-isn-t-bad-link-11-speed-105-a.html
Just going to post that about the used bike I bought that came running a 10 speed...
11-07-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Canker

Are you seeing air bubbles in the fluid when you...

Are you seeing air bubbles in the fluid when you bleed them again?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,885
Posted By Canker

No such thing as too low. Just means you haven't...

No such thing as too low. Just means you haven't hit a steep enough hill yet ;).
<----- Another 46/30 11-32 rider here. It is my gravel/road bike that spends 98.34% of the time as a road bike. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,354
Posted By Canker

Shimano MTB pedals are what you recommend when...

Shimano MTB pedals are what you recommend when somebody ask for a pedal that DOESN'T have much float.

I'm still running 2 pairs of old as dirt time atac aliums on my MTBs because they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,354
Posted By Canker

Never used Frogs but my Time Attacks are pretty...

Never used Frogs but my Time Attacks are pretty floaty.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,510
Posted By Canker

I'm running 46/30 cranks and spin out at 32ish...

I'm running 46/30 cranks and spin out at 32ish MPH so I tuck. I've hit 50mph in the past but I don't like the idea of sliding my flesh on pavement while basically naked so much over 35mph is getting...
10-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Canker

MTBing improves your bike handling skills which...

MTBing improves your bike handling skills which translates over to road biking.

I mtn bike for fun and I road bike to make mtn biking more fun.

I was going to comment about how I'm more afraid...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Canker

I run their 46/30 rings on my road/gravel bike...

I run their 46/30 rings on my road/gravel bike because as shelby pointed out at the time it was the only option. I've ran oval on my mtn bikes before as well. I'm one of those people that can't...
10-25-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Canker

It has disc tabs or it has the spot to bolt disk...

It has disc tabs or it has the spot to bolt disk tabs on to. Had a 2003 GF sugar 29er years ago and even then the adapter was a PITA to find....
10-15-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Canker

No. $600 is way to much for basically just a...

No. $600 is way to much for basically just a drivetrain upgrade. If you really aren't happy upgrade your shifter to GX or higher which will be way cheaper.
10-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Canker

Lets clarify something any cassette that starts...

Lets clarify something any cassette that starts with an 11 tooth will fit on a your 8+ speed freehub any that starts with 10 will not. So you could even go 12 speed if you wanted. I currently run...
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