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06-09-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By nayr497

Phew, prices sure have changed. I used to order a...

Phew, prices sure have changed. I used to order a few at a time through UK dealers, which is what I have always done for tires, both road and cross/gravel. Paid around $35 for the GK SKs in 38 and 42...
05-28-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,299
Posted By nayr497

Older thread. Have had some 700x38mm SKs in...

Older thread.
Have had some 700x38mm SKs in limited green/brown on a bike for a few years now. Just replaced with some 38 mm black/brown SKs...and I swear they're considerably narrower. I know, I...
04-07-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 231,480
Posted By nayr497

HOT Tommasini, Celloplus!! Gotta love a purple...

HOT Tommasini, Celloplus!! Gotta love a purple bike! You'll have to do it up next time with a white saddle and bar tape, see how that looks. Looks great! I'd trade my red Tomma for a purple one any...
03-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,384
Posted By nayr497

Good point, not exactly breaking the bank! And, I...

Good point, not exactly breaking the bank! And, I have a cassette and chain already on hand.

In looking around at the Wolf Tooth tech docs and the SRAM info, trying to see if this would work....
03-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,384
Posted By nayr497

This is a very helpful reply, so thank you! Ooof,...

This is a very helpful reply, so thank you! Ooof, as I was hoping wasn't the case, looks like there isn't an inexpensive solution to my problem. Pretty sure this is a plain early 2010s Force...
03-30-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,384
Posted By nayr497

Similar question, thought I'd avoid starting an...

Similar question, thought I'd avoid starting an entirely new thread. Not training & racing as much as I used to on my cx bike, using it for commuting some days as well, would like to lower the...
06-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nayr497

Ah, this makes sense...changing the lugs has...

Ah, this makes sense...changing the lugs has exposed a worn out cleat. This likely is the issue. Cleats are definitely not new, and yeah, they're only a few bucks so worth just replacing. I probably...
06-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nayr497

Hmm, they're Sidi made and they're the right set...

Hmm, they're Sidi made and they're the right set for this model of shoe.

Only odd thing...a few of the screws will absolutely not seat and tighten into the "female" piece in the shoe sole. They...
06-29-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nayr497

shoe keeps unclipping, can't figure out why.

I have some Sidi mtb. shoes that I've had for years, no issues using them on my cross bike. Last week I replace the lugs because they were really worn down. Went for a ride last night...my foot just...
06-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,258
Posted By nayr497

Old thread, but I have a question on this topic....

Old thread, but I have a question on this topic. Replaced the SRS lugs/soles on my Sidi Dragons mtb shoes. Everything is installed but I can't get the smaller screws to fully seat and tighten in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,429
Posted By nayr497

Thanks, WhyFi!! That is what I was after! I'll...

Thanks, WhyFi!! That is what I was after! I'll give it a thorough reading tonight. Appreciate the link to an even more useful thread!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,429
Posted By nayr497

Okay, so I'm in the road forum, but this seems to...

Okay, so I'm in the road forum, but this seems to be the most recent, and active thread.

- Been riding tubeless tires on my cross bike for years, no issues at all. Would like to pick up a "plug...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,661
Posted By nayr497

Ah, this makes sense! Thanks! I set up my CX...

Ah, this makes sense! Thanks!

I set up my CX wheels a few years ago and haven't done any more tubeless installations. Those wheels were Mavic Ksyrium SLs, which don't have open spoke areas.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,661
Posted By nayr497

I know tubeless set-up is often trial and...

I know tubeless set-up is often trial and error...but do you prefer to use rim tape and a rim strip with a valve?

I have a tubeless ready Panaracer tire, non-tubeless specific clincher rim. I have...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,661
Posted By nayr497

Thanks for the replies! Yep, I have set up...

Thanks for the replies!

Yep, I have set up wheels for my cx bike tubeless, so have an idea of how setting it up goes. I definitely had a rough week with flats during my commute and don't get that...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,042
Posted By nayr497

Old thread, but this is exactly my question! ...

Old thread, but this is exactly my question!

I commute on a MUP 35 minutes each way 5-6 times a day. Had a few flats this week, because of storms blowing all the smashed beer bottles folks drink...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,661
Posted By nayr497

Oh, and beyond commuting, I ride this bke all...

Oh, and beyond commuting, I ride this bke all over the city, so I'm on it 7 days a week. Run 38 mm Panaracer tires. And it's a solid-quality commuter I built up myself two years ago. Nothing fancy,...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,661
Posted By nayr497

Old thread, but this is exactly my question! ...

Old thread, but this is exactly my question!

I commute on a MUP 35 minutes each way 5-6 times a day. Had a few flats this week, because of storms blowing all the smashed beer bottles folks drink...
01-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,641
Posted By nayr497

Thanks for the reply. Ah, I've used Merlin in the...

Thanks for the reply. Ah, I've used Merlin in the past. I'll check into them. Thanks!

I need a 5 bolt 110 BCD ring for a SRAM Rival 1x crankset. The original is 42 and I think worn out. My Shimano...
01-06-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,641
Posted By nayr497

Wow, I'm a bit late to this party. Wanted to...

Wow, I'm a bit late to this party.

Wanted to get a cassette and chain to address some drivetrain issues...and all the UK/EU dealers I've used for years now have a note telling me they can't ship...
01-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,343
Posted By nayr497

Wow, just went to order some drivetrain parts for...

Wow, just went to order some drivetrain parts for one of my commuter bikes...and all the usual UK/EU dealers I use...won't send me chains or cassettes. Guess it has been awhile since I've placed an...
12-28-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By nayr497

Nah, no wrecks. Everything was running well,...

Nah, no wrecks. Everything was running well, shifting well, no noises, no grinding - just a worn out chain. Replaced it...no a grinding anytime I really push on the pedals - false flats, uphills...
12-28-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By nayr497

Hey Sam, I've looked at both steel and Al...

Hey Sam,

I've looked at both steel and Al replacement rings. I *think* the original SRAM Rival ring is probably Al, I'd guess. Crankset, RD, cassette, chain all new and 1x10/11 specific. Has...
12-28-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By nayr497

Thanks for the reply. I was trying to avoid...

Thanks for the reply. I was trying to avoid starting a new thread.

Yeah, I have checked out the chain routing on the RD and made sure it is as it should be. Front of top jockey wheel, around back...
12-28-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By nayr497

I have been riding a 1x10 drivetrain on my...

I have been riding a 1x10 drivetrain on my commuter for about three years now. Everything was running smoothly and quietly, but the chain was shot, so I replaced it. Chain and 36-t cassette were...
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By nayr497

Old thread, and I'm the last poster...but have a...

Old thread, and I'm the last poster...but have a question on this.

I have some older Shimano 105 9-speed shifters on one of my bikes, paired with some Tektro RX-5 v brakes, which have 85 mm arms....
10-11-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,272
Posted By nayr497

At this point, I either ignore it or *maybe*...

At this point, I either ignore it or *maybe* calmly say something like, "Please put your lights on, it is dark out." or "Please put on your turn signal." But, everyone is so into themselves these...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,538
Posted By nayr497

Been commuting year-round since 2002, in the mid...

Been commuting year-round since 2002, in the mid Atlantic, the northeast, and now the south. I wouldn't have it any other way:)
08-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,272
Posted By nayr497

Yelling at someone is worse than choosing to pass...

Yelling at someone is worse than choosing to pass so closely that one small deviation from the motorist or cyclist could result in serious injury or even death?

Not in my book. I have zero...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,325
Posted By nayr497

Oh man, YES, leaving early is sooooo nice. But,...

Oh man, YES, leaving early is sooooo nice. But, with two dogs, a cat, a three year old son, a wife...no matter how much prep I do the night before, something always comes up and I'm rarely out the...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,325
Posted By nayr497

Spent the morning with my wife and son, he wanted...

Spent the morning with my wife and son, he wanted to ride our neighbor's motorized (children's) tractor.

Then pedaled to my office and along the way a disgruntled motorist trapped in their car...
06-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,802
Posted By nayr497

Our local, elite university just shot down a...

Our local, elite university just shot down a lightrail project that was 15 years in the making. Their reasons were hard to decipher. Great timing though, as our once sleepy city is now booming and...
04-25-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,978
Posted By nayr497

Okay, old thread here, but thought I'd see if I...

Okay, old thread here, but thought I'd see if I could get some help.

I have some Deltas on my Tommasini Diamante. They work just fine for me, however, I'm loving wide tires these days and while...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 21,312
Posted By nayr497

Low-light conditions and/or rain/snow and...

Low-light conditions and/or rain/snow and motorists NOT using their headlights, even when it is the state law. I wish there were a) more dedicated traffic cops b) more tickets given for not using...
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By nayr497

I played DI sports on a scholarship at a top 20...

I played DI sports on a scholarship at a top 20 sporting school with elite academics as well. I firmly believe that men's football & basketball account for MOST of the problems, especially football...
Forum: Foo
03-14-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By nayr497

I grew up in the northeast and went to an elite...

I grew up in the northeast and went to an elite NE college on a sports/academic scholarship at the DI level. I went to a very good public high school. The only private high school kids I knew were...
03-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 807,071
Posted By nayr497

Ha, he looks so regular I didn't even realize...

Ha, he looks so regular I didn't even realize that was him! Looks like a regular dude.

Fellow Tommasini rider here. There is a thread on it somewhere here. I love that bike!
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By nayr497

YES! Exactly. I'm a pretty big music lover, but...

YES! Exactly. I'm a pretty big music lover, but the live bands I go to see are never going to be nominated for a Grammy. Think 200 person venues and maybe 1-2 albums out. OR an older band I've been...
11-30-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,082
Posted By nayr497

^I know, this is the best thing to do. I just get...

^I know, this is the best thing to do. I just get so furious when it is a complete lack of giving a S* about my personal safety. This is a better strategy though and do think gets the point across...
11-30-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,082
Posted By nayr497

I also understand the "Well, many motorists don't...

I also understand the "Well, many motorists don't cycle, so they need education, not insults and curses." Yep, I get this too. And I'd LOVE more driver ed in the U.S. for licensing.

But in the...
11-30-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,082
Posted By nayr497

Just can't quit this thread;) So I was never...

Just can't quit this thread;)

So I was never much for skateboarding, but now and again I enjoy watching skate videos or documentaries. In many of them, skaters will lose their temper with a-hole...
11-08-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,778
Posted By nayr497

I have seen guys on the Weight Weenies cycling...

I have seen guys on the Weight Weenies cycling board fashion their own to save weight. Do not recall how they did it, but I remember it was a guy who was doing a lot of custom work on his bike to get...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,606
Posted By nayr497

Been commuting by bicycle and riding almost...

Been commuting by bicycle and riding almost everywhere since the early 2000s. I'm almost never in a car at this point and have gotten really bad at suffering through being in them. I have now done...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By nayr497

Ugh, really, really hate the fact that other...

Ugh, really, really hate the fact that other people on bikes don't observe the obvious rule of...If you side of the trail, as demarcated by a lane line, is block, YOU need to wait. I should have to...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By nayr497

Haven't seen any clubs or even packs bigger than...

Haven't seen any clubs or even packs bigger than 5 or so on the MUP I use 5 days a week, but have been seeing a lot more users as cost-of-living situations in other cities makes my city more and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By nayr497

Just to put it out there...Axiom makes a rear...

Just to put it out there...Axiom makes a rear rack that will fit on bikes without eyelets, goes on the quick release skewer/axle. Years ago I used to commute with a backpack. These days I'm all about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,785
Posted By nayr497

And...let us keep in mind, I'm not out their...

And...let us keep in mind, I'm not out their hunting them down with a sniper rifle. Or poisoning them. Or jailing them. I'm simply forming my own personal opinion that they spent way too much time...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,785
Posted By nayr497

Some of my bibs have straps that don't feel great...

Some of my bibs have straps that don't feel great on bare skin. I always use a base layer with them, just for the added comfort and aside from whatever ventilation/wicking/cooling measures they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,785
Posted By nayr497

Yep, but the problem is that they absolutely do...

Yep, but the problem is that they absolutely do not look great. It's nature, dude. You stay away from the scary looking things in the jungle, they might eat you or poison you. I steer clear of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,785
Posted By nayr497

Can't help but chime in on this thread. Here...

Can't help but chime in on this thread. Here goes, all just personal opinion, since that is generally how fashion/kit choice/equipment choice goes...

I have always cared about how I look, from the...
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