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06-16-19, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Brocephus

LOL! OK, fair enough !!! ;) :thumb:

LOL! OK, fair enough !!! ;) :thumb:
06-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Brocephus

My thoughts exactly. A 4th spoke replacement is...

My thoughts exactly. A 4th spoke replacement is just good money after bad, (been there), and it's only worth a full re-build if it's a fairly high-end hub and rim (I haven't looked up that bike, but...
06-16-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, some options I've been looking at...

Thanks guys, some options I've been looking at are in the 35-38mm range, so it looks like I'd be ok with those. (my biggest problem now is finding road-friendly tires, in the sizes I need, that don;t...
06-16-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Brocephus

What's the narrowest tire I could run on a Rhyno-Lite rim ?

I'm thinking about another set of Rhyno-Lite/XT wheels (29ers this time) , but this bike is more of a urban/road/metro unit, not an aggressive off-roader that'll see a lot of pounding or get a lot of...
06-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Brocephus

"This thread exists solely because it doesn't and...

"This thread exists solely because it doesn't and I think that it should."

Really? You don't get enough pointless, self-indulgent yammering in with your cell phone, and Facebook, and the like ? Do...
06-15-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Brocephus

FWIW, I'll weigh in with a couple points: ...

FWIW, I'll weigh in with a couple points:
First, which Fuji 1.3 ? They seem to make a few of them ( my road bike is a Roubaix 1.3, and I was recently eyeballing a Absolute 1.3 on Craigslist) . It's...
06-15-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, I've been checking JensonUSA (I've...

Thanks guys, I've been checking JensonUSA (I've been a customer/fan for a couple decades now), but they're also almost out of stock on the Continentals (same for Cambria, who has them for $16.22)....
06-15-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, those Conty Ride Tour's were the...

Thanks guys, those Conty Ride Tour's were the ones I said above that I had considered, but I read an abysmal review (all I could find), and the place I found them for cheap, only has 2 in stock, so i...
06-15-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Brocephus

Requesting recommendations for (economical) 700c commuter tires......

Hey again, I just scored a commuter-type bike on my local Craigslist, and am currently researching and shopping for some spare tires and tubes (and on a relatively tight budget, so nicer $30-50 tires...
06-15-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By Brocephus

Many years ago, my grandfather tried to impart...

Many years ago, my grandfather tried to impart the secret to me, but to my great misfortune, I failed to heed his sage advice, and though it's too late for me, I will pass his words of wisdom on to...
06-14-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Brocephus

LOL, as chance would have it, those are the guys...

LOL, as chance would have it, those are the guys with the cheap Fuji stem I was looking at, and I just popped on it a minute ago ( but I missed out on that big 10% discount code, that woulda saved me...
06-14-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks Ironfish, that's a good option. But, right...

Thanks Ironfish, that's a good option. But, right now the front runners are a Easton EA50 for $17 delivered, and a Fuji, for $11 delivered. I actually like the Fuji a little better, besides being...
06-14-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By Brocephus

"Headbadges? We don't need no stinking headbadges...

"Headbadges? We don't need no stinking headbadges !"
:roflmao:
06-14-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Brocephus

Hunting for a inexpensive stem, extra long, 31.8

To re-state the obvious :D, I'm looking for the best deal imaginable, on a long stem, like 120, maybe 130mm, with 1 1/8 steerer clamp, and 31.8 handlebar clamp, preferably in basic black.
I've been...
06-13-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Brocephus

I currently weigh about 210#, and have had issues...

I currently weigh about 210#, and have had issues with cheaper OEM wheels ( Cannondale's Codas, Fuji's Ovals, etc.) staying true, breaking spokes, and lower end hubs with lower quality seals needing...
06-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Brocephus

It seems to be ok. I used to use it for my...

It seems to be ok. I used to use it for my motorcycle oil changes, and have recently used it a few times for bicycle chain cleaning, with no issues. But still, good point, I could see a cheaper...
06-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks metaluna, the bike has standard QR's, not...

Thanks metaluna, the bike has standard QR's, not TA, and the rotors are the common 6-bolt, so it sounds like I won't be looking at any compatibility issues (the wheel upgrades I'm eyeballing have...
06-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Brocephus

Ah,ok, thanks, this is exactly what i was most...

Ah,ok, thanks, this is exactly what i was most concerned about. Are 130 and 148mm pretty much the only standards I have to worry about ? ( I just saw that Leebo answered that already. This is getting...
06-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks fietsbob, I just looked at a video review,...

Thanks fietsbob, I just looked at a video review, and there appears to be plenty of clearance on the fork, but couldn't tell anything about the stays, but I'm thinking if it's built around a 42 tire...
06-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Brocephus

I've used WD40 to clean chains, but it's kind of...

I've used WD40 to clean chains, but it's kind of inefficient and expensive. Lately I've been using gasoline, with great results. I use a shallow plastic tray (like a kitty litter container, about...
06-12-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Brocephus

Questions about 700c to 29" interchangeability.....

I'm considering a bike on my local used market, that's a 9-spd urban/metro type bike, that will have some very low-end 700c disc wheels on it, with 700x42 tires on it (and rigid fork), and I'm...
06-08-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By Brocephus

Those more qualified should chime in shortly, but...

Those more qualified should chime in shortly, but until then........:D, here's my take. Quality carbon wheels (while admittedly being stronger) tend to be more expensive than aluminum, both to...
05-25-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Brocephus

if you're talking about the 1 1/8 steerer tube on...

if you're talking about the 1 1/8 steerer tube on your new suspension forks, are you sure it's not steel? I've always known them to be steel rather than alu.
05-20-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brocephus

Wasn't it folded up when you bought it and first...

Wasn't it folded up when you bought it and first took it out of the box ?
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Views: 12,126
Posted By Brocephus

Talking Heck, I woulda thought that was just a 23cm C-C...

Heck, I woulda thought that was just a 23cm C-C compact men's frame !!! :D
05-16-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brocephus

I just went to check my owners manual, but I...

I just went to check my owners manual, but I managed to lose it already, LOL!!
But, I believe it does extend up to about eye level, so more than enough for any realistic need.
05-16-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brocephus

Well, I ran by our Aldi's today, and went to the...

Well, I ran by our Aldi's today, and went to the aisle I figured it would most likely be if they had it, and when I spotted the bicycle pumps (on sale for $12.95 !), I knew I was hot on the trail !!...
05-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Brocephus

From what I've seen, Alivio has always been on...

From what I've seen, Alivio has always been on mtn bikes, while Tiagra has always been on road bikes. I'm not confirming or denying anything here, just saying what I've seen/experienced.
BTW, if you...
05-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brocephus

Cool, thanks ! I'm gonna be in town shortly, I'll...

Cool, thanks ! I'm gonna be in town shortly, I'll swing by and take a look.. Might get lucky ! :thumb:
05-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brocephus

We finally got an Aldi's a couple years ago, and...

We finally got an Aldi's a couple years ago, and I love the place ! But, I'm pretty sure our little local store ain't gonna have any of these stands :(
But, I may be down there tomorrow, if they...
05-15-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

"...And again, I also have a 9-speed mountain...

"...And again, I also have a 9-speed mountain bike, so they're not just taking up space, or candidates for a Goodwill donation !"
Don't let it get you down, it'll sink in eventually.
05-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

Here's a thought: Maybe READ the thread first,...

Here's a thought: Maybe READ the thread first, like maybe, the post directly above yours......
"...And again, I also have a 9-speed mountain bike, so they're not just taking up space, or candidates...
05-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks guys, sounds like a no-go, and that's what...

Thanks guys, sounds like a no-go, and that's what i wanted to know. And again, I also have a 9-speed mountain bike, so they're not just taking up space, or candidates for a Goodwill donation ! ;)
05-15-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,675
Posted By Brocephus

I kinda do both. I have spare parts that I've...

I kinda do both. I have spare parts that I've casually acquired over time, usually when I see a particularly good deal (especially when a free shipping code is running). I've also got parts that were...
05-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

You know, all you had to do was say, "no, they're...

You know, all you had to do was say, "no, they're not compatible", the condescending lecture doesn't serve any purpose.
BTW, what exactly is "cheap" about wanting to put into use a quality part,...
05-15-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

LOL, I literally started typing something to head...

LOL, I literally started typing something to head off comments like these, then thought, "no, that'll be taken wrong, as well, inviting what I'm hoping to avoid" (voice of experience there). What i...
05-15-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Brocephus

9 speed chain on 10 speed cassette ?

While digging through a couple bins of spare parts, I found I have several Shimano 9 sp chains left over from years ago, and a new 10 sp cassette, that I got for a future service my current road bike...
05-12-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,695
Posted By Brocephus

Well, since we're here......:rolleyes: Back in...

Well, since we're here......:rolleyes:
Back in the day, I used to run the basic,all-metal Wellgo platform pedals, that cost all of $25 or so. Never had a problem with them, and would've gotten...
05-08-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By Brocephus

I miss Pricepoint, and Supergo !!!! :(

I miss Pricepoint, and Supergo !!!! :(
05-07-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Brocephus

What ratio of street riding-to-mud riding to you...

What ratio of street riding-to-mud riding to you anticipate ? If it's a significant amount of mud/off-road riding, I'd consider a straight mountain bike, over some kinda "hybrid" ( I'm not even sure...
05-06-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Brocephus

Looking for economical,but decent-quality saddles, with some seat bone padding.....

Apologies for what I'm sure is a more-or-less common question, but I'm hunting a saddle (or two) that provides some decent padding for the seat bone area (they're killing me this year), that don't...
05-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

Okee-doke, thanks guys, I reckon I'm good here....

Okee-doke, thanks guys, I reckon I'm good here. Sounds like the consensus is that these things last nearly forever, and I should leave well enough alone, which works for me.
Thanks again to all for...
05-04-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

I don;t know where you're getting the idea that I...

I don;t know where you're getting the idea that I came here with my mind made up, and that I'm angry about dissenting opinions. I pretty clearly implied I was on the fence and looking for info, when...
05-04-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks for the solid info. That UN55 is what Trek...

Thanks for the solid info. That UN55 is what Trek recommended. And, yeah, it's my understanding that sealed/cartridge type bearings aren't usually user serviceable, though I came across several posts...
05-04-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah.....about TEN years ago. Obviously, I...

Yeah.....about TEN years ago. Obviously, I forgot, or wasn't paying attention to that at the time, hence my question. And since it's already been answered, why are you even weighing in ?? Go be dick...
05-04-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

Even though I'm just asking a simple, reasonable...

Even though I'm just asking a simple, reasonable question, I was already aware that I'd likely get some snarky, smart-ass, attitude-filled responses, but I'd hoped it wouldn't be the very first one....
05-04-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Brocephus

Should I replace my 12-year old bottom bracket ?

Yeah,yeah, I'm aware this is a perennial question, and I'm also aware of the old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but there's also something to be said for preventative maintenance, which is...
05-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Brocephus

As stated above, the tube question is probably a...

As stated above, the tube question is probably a non-issue. Shouldn't make any difference, being that close.
As to the tire question, it depends on the type of riding you do. If you're a...
05-03-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,434
Posted By Brocephus

Thanks for that one, i had no idea this was a...

Thanks for that one, i had no idea this was a possibility. I regularly ride through/past a group of buzzards feasting on road kill, but I'll know to be be extra cautious now.
05-02-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Brocephus

Last year i scored several highly discounted...

Last year i scored several highly discounted Comtinental road tires at Nashbar, while they were running a free shipping code. Make sure you're on their mailing list, so you don't miss the next one....
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