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06-10-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I don't work in the day-to-day aspect of the...

I don't work in the day-to-day aspect of the shop, I don't think they do, but I would not object if they watched the videos on company time. Especially during off times in the winter. You learn the...
06-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By Rogerogeroge

WTF you mean by that? I said I was part owner. ...

WTF you mean by that? I said I was part owner. If you must know, I do the training at night at home.
06-10-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I've been part owner of a shop for 20+ years and...

I've been part owner of a shop for 20+ years and worked at a shop for five years before that. Stuff was always sold to employees at cost, but we're fairly aware to add freight charges if needed. ...
06-07-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I've ridden the Katy twice, the second time we...

I've ridden the Katy twice, the second time we stayed at the Hilton in J-City. It's a full service hotel with a restaurant and bar, It's not far off the bridge, and you get to ride by the Capitol...
06-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Don't pay to learn to wrench on your own bikes. ...

Don't pay to learn to wrench on your own bikes. There are tons of great videos that lay out what to do. The problem is there are also tons of videos that aren't great and give bad advice. Learn...
06-05-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Really? Please don't come near my bikes. ...

Really? Please don't come near my bikes.


If you can put a three foot cheater bar on a socket/BB cup tool etc. you'll out-torque any half-inch drive impact gun. The only thing you don't get is...
06-05-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 816
Posted By Rogerogeroge

But there will be a small counter-culture of...

But there will be a small counter-culture of 30.5ers that think they found the sweet spot.
05-25-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You all are way over-thinking this. OP needs a...

You all are way over-thinking this. OP needs a 11 speed rear road wheel. Let's assume it's not Campy, and he has either Shimano or SRAM. Most road wheels will say '11 speed spacing', but that is...
05-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,762
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Our shop only does Bosch work, and I think we...

Our shop only does Bosch work, and I think we invested about $500 in tools. But there was also some staff training. I agree, e-bikes are HUGE, and our shop is embracing it whole heartedly, and...
05-03-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,162
Posted By Rogerogeroge

We're right in the yellow zone for 2021. The...

We're right in the yellow zone for 2021. The last brood X was a blast mountain biking. Could get very loud in the woods, crunching over lots of dead shells and getting hit by a few each ride. We...
05-02-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,762
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I've worked at a shop for 30 years and been part...

I've worked at a shop for 30 years and been part owner of a shop for 22 years. My experience is from experience.

I agree with the next statement indirectly - you need to open a shop where the...
03-21-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Those are highly servicable. Same with the early...

Those are highly servicable. Same with the early indexed Shimano 600 SIS system and Dura Ace downtube shifters. The only thing is there is a notched washer that is prone to wear and you won't find...
03-20-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You do what you gotta do. That's what it would...

You do what you gotta do. That's what it would take for my wife to ride with me. I agree that it looks unsafe, but that bungee strap doesn't look like it has any tension on it. Looks like he's on...
03-16-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Rogerogeroge

How about make a tiny trailer for the tiny Prius?...

How about make a tiny trailer for the tiny Prius?

When you have to transport four bikes, be prepared to loosen the handlebars and rotate 90 degrees to get a tight fit. I used to have to do that...
03-04-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP indicates he is not tubeless. In that case,...

OP indicates he is not tubeless. In that case, when installing the tire, start at the valve stem and finish mounting opposite the valve. But you are correct for TL.
02-25-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Rogerogeroge

^^^ All of this ^^^ Get a profressional fit and...

^^^ All of this ^^^ Get a profressional fit and get your stack and reach, especially if you're going to mail order that big of an investment.. You sound like you have long legs. I'm four inches...
02-25-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Rogerogeroge

And only remove what you know how to remove. ...

And only remove what you know how to remove. Don't try taking that race off with a hammer and chisel.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I suppose it could be possible to take a pic of...

I suppose it could be possible to take a pic of the derailleur hanger and compare it to what's shown on wheelsmfg.com - keep in mind that Pacific isn't a manufacturer. At one time or another,...
02-15-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,180
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well, actually it's more like, 'Customer looks at...

Well, actually it's more like, 'Customer looks at bikes. All bikes have disk brakes'.

Take Trek for example. The only thing they offer in non-disk brakes is (1) their completely bottom of the...
02-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,180
Posted By Rogerogeroge

It must suck to yell at clouds all the time. ...

It must suck to yell at clouds all the time. Yeah, the industry does want to 'progress' each year and create new stuff, what do you expect, the engineers will sit back and design nothing? V-Brakes...
02-03-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Rogerogeroge

We've seen a thing or two. Bikes trampled by a...

We've seen a thing or two. Bikes trampled by a herd of Rhinoceroses? Yep, we covered it. That's why your insurance rates are so high - if your property is trampled by a rhinoceros, we'll cover...
02-03-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,581
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No. Looks like you had a C-section that went...

No. Looks like you had a C-section that went horribly wrong.
01-27-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This trip is at the top of my bucket list, I even...

This trip is at the top of my bucket list, I even planned out all the logistics at one point. Two people mentioned Mt. Rushmore, but screw that and dealing with all of the traffic. I'd go see Crazy...
01-18-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Hey OP, tell us what kind of hub and approximate...

Hey OP, tell us what kind of hub and approximate age. Chances are those axle caps can simply be tapped out (or pulled off with pliers if you want to be a brute).
01-14-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You wear up to five layers of those??? ...

You wear up to five layers of those???

For 45 degrees, I can dress comfortably with two base layers and a long sleeve jersey. If it's below 35 degrees, I'll add a jacket.
01-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Sounds like the kid needs an electric assist bike.

Sounds like the kid needs an electric assist bike.
01-10-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,104
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You really should replace your handlebar tape in...

You really should replace your handlebar tape in intervals less than 26k miles. Handlebars collect sweat and can be subject to corrosion, whether aluminum or carbon fiber bars. I've seen some...
01-09-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,143
Posted By Rogerogeroge

When I was a freshman in college I worked at a...

When I was a freshman in college I worked at a car garage and commuted by bike. We'd play poker afterwards, and I rode home snockered several times, and I remember wrecking a couple of times, but...
01-06-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,977
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I don't think that will work. If you're cold...

I don't think that will work. If you're cold glue patching anyway, there should hardly be any excess glue to wipe off, use as thin a layer as possible.
12-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,485
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You have a POS bike, you've got a $150 budget to...

You have a POS bike, you've got a $150 budget to make it better, and you're considering upgrading to a cassette (that'll take the whole budget), pedals, rear derailleur and shifter?

Just ride the...
12-17-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,806
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I kinda agree, you're being a bit 'wimpy' at...

I kinda agree, you're being a bit 'wimpy' at those temps, but there are people who are very sensitive to cooler temps, so take that statement tongue-in-cheek.

Try different combinations, and don't...
12-15-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,763
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I don't see why people get so bent out of shape...

I don't see why people get so bent out of shape about people drafting them. If their wheels touch, the rider in back is going down, not the rider in front.

But I do think it's a nice courtesy the...
12-13-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,073
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You're so gullible. The most real Elvis...

You're so gullible. The most real Elvis sightings you saw was only two or three, max.
12-11-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Pics tell the best story. Make some replies...

Pics tell the best story. Make some replies until you can post pics. 13 inch frame are small and manufacturers sometimes do crazy things. Is the brake mounted on the seatstays or the chainstays? ...
12-10-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Pierced, with a modest 1 cm hoop attached. Other...

Pierced, with a modest 1 cm hoop attached. Other option is studded.
12-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Alloy. BUT..... only if (1) you are sure that...

Alloy. BUT..... only if (1) you are sure that they were built by a quality builder and (2) you are fairly adept yourself at truing wheels and won't do anything stupid if you need to tweak them. But...
12-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,164
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Harley engineers are furiously working to figure...

Harley engineers are furiously working to figure out how to make it leak oil.
12-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Rogerogeroge

1.5 Remove valve stems 1.7 Not required, but...

1.5 Remove valve stems
1.7 Not required, but I would replace the tubeless rim strip with conventional rim strip. Especially if tires are difficult to mount or remove.
11-17-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This is a silly inane comment. I live in a...

This is a silly inane comment. I live in a highly red redneck state, I'm middle of the road, tho most rednecks are conservative. I have a graduate degree and am quite articulate. Lots of boys...
11-17-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,656
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Is that the same as saying "Glitter is the...

Is that the same as saying "Glitter is the anti-seize of the bike mechanic world?"
11-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I would NOT ride the bike like it is. That stem...

I would NOT ride the bike like it is. That stem looks like it's pulled up way past the minimum insertion mark.
11-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You really don't have to remove/replace the BB. ...

You really don't have to remove/replace the BB. You just have to take the crank off then the DS lockring.

To me, charge over 2x to replace a BB vs a rear derailleur is a bit out of line. The...
10-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Nevermind, I think I gave incorrect info.

Nevermind, I think I gave incorrect info.
10-27-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I got the first gen di2 (7900 series) in 2010. ...

I got the first gen di2 (7900 series) in 2010. Rode it for seven years. The junction box went out so I didn't ride it for three years, but I replaced the junction box this year. I kept the bike...
10-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,918
Posted By Rogerogeroge

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our...

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our group (probably 15-20 of us) were approaching a two lane highway and we got passed by an unmarked cop and he asked us "which way are you going?" ...
10-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,239
Posted By Rogerogeroge

So you have 25 tubes that each have up to 25...

So you have 25 tubes that each have up to 25 patches? So that's up to 625 patches? I realize all tubes don't have 25 patches in each of them.....


I still think toobless is the way to go. I...
10-18-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Rogerogeroge

An ex-mechanic of ours left and went to REI. ...

An ex-mechanic of ours left and went to REI. They sent him to Barnett's Institute in CO for two weeks, which is supposed to be pretty much standard procedure. You gotta admire that commitment to...
10-13-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 637
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I am interested in your item. I will send you...

I am interested in your item. I will send you cashier check for 5000USD. When my agent pick up, kindly provide half in cash and keep rest for your troubles.
10-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Make sure your saddle is level and the fore/aft...

Make sure your saddle is level and the fore/aft position feel optimal. Also, Bontrager (Trek) makes saddles with different widths. Most dealers have a sort of 'etch-a-sketch' device that measure...
Forum: Southeast
10-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You're in cycling paradise if you're up for lots...

You're in cycling paradise if you're up for lots of hills. You're real close to LIttle Switzerland which is some of the best riding on BRP and you're close to Mt Mitchell, (although only familiar...
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