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11-08-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By jp911

I have this type of BB on 2 of my bikes and I...

I have this type of BB on 2 of my bikes and I haven't heavily torqued them, but just cinch them snug (with a decent coating of grease on the frame). Both have been in use for about 2 years with no...
11-08-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By jp911

I used that derailleur, link, and cassette with...

I used that derailleur, link, and cassette with Ultegra shifters and it worked OK. Shifting into the 42 was not as smooth as a cassette within the recommended range, but it's functional. I now have a...
11-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By jp911

Try contacting Wolftooth. Recent Nerd Alert...

Try contacting Wolftooth. Recent Nerd Alert podcast interview with one of their people and he mentioned that they offer all kinds of different replacement hardware (nuts, bolts, washers, etc) as part...
10-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By jp911

My personal technique is to use my multi-tool to...

My personal technique is to use my multi-tool to install and remove thru-axles, checking with a torque wrench the first time I install, so that I have a good feel for what it will take if I need to...
10-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
Posted By jp911

I did a lot of digging on the best way to pack up...

I did a lot of digging on the best way to pack up my bikes for a move (happened in May) that didn't involve a lot of disassembly. In the end the cost:benefit wasn't there for larger boxes, so I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By jp911

I purchased a 2012 Madone 5.2, which is the year...

I purchased a 2012 Madone 5.2, which is the year before they moved the rear brake below the bottom bracket. As I understand it, that location did not work out so well as the caliper and pads were...
09-29-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,423
Posted By jp911

Thx all for this post! It made me love my 2012...

Thx all for this post!
It made me love my 2012 Madone even more. Not that the place of frame manufacture is all that important to me, but it feels like the last of a generation of USA made Trek...
07-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By jp911

I think the bigger issue is that the road...

I think the bigger issue is that the road cassettes are too wide for an MTB freehub body (by 1.8mm). When you put an MTB cassette on a road freehub you need to add a spacer.
05-10-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By jp911

I have a very similar setup to what you're...

I have a very similar setup to what you're describing: Ultegra shifters, GRX812 rear derailleur, and an 11-42 cassette (crankset is 1x Easton EC90 with a 40 tooth chainring). Works perfectly!

As...
05-10-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By jp911

If you're going to a 1x setup, Wolftooth might...

If you're going to a 1x setup, Wolftooth might make a chainring that will bolt up to your Shimano crankset and be compatible with a 12-speed SRAM chain. If you're going 2x, then you'll need a new...
05-06-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jp911

SRAM makes an 11-36 11-speed cassette that I've...

SRAM makes an 11-36 11-speed cassette that I've used on Ultegra 6800 (with a Wolftooth Roadlink) on my gravel bike. Gives you a good bailout gear for long climbs.
04-29-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By jp911

The Wolftooth chainring made for Shimano...

The Wolftooth chainring made for Shimano Hollotech works great and will save you money, but the advice to go with the GRX-812 rear derailleur and M-8000 11-42 cassette is spot-on. Don't forget to...
04-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By jp911

My personal experiences: Flat/rolling = a 2x...

My personal experiences:
Flat/rolling = a 2x setup so that you can minimize the jumps between gears and better maintain speed
Larger climbs on paved surfaces = a 2x setup with moderate climbing...
04-26-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By jp911

I wouldn't want to have to change tires often,...

I wouldn't want to have to change tires often, but once you learn the little nuances and tricks to mounting tubeless it's not too hard. In my experience, some tires lose a lot of air between rides...
04-26-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By jp911

I had to test it out this weekend so I could give...

I had to test it out this weekend so I could give something better than "a little bit". LOL

With the 700c wheels with 40mm Maxxis Refuse tires, I have approximately a half-inch of overlap on a...
04-22-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By jp911

I have 2 wheelsets for my Niner RLT9 and I get...

I have 2 wheelsets for my Niner RLT9 and I get toe overlap with 40s on the 700c wheels and no overlap on 47s on the 650b wheels. Maybe go for the smaller diameter wheels on the Stigmata if you can...
04-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By jp911

I didn't doubt the news reports when I read them,...

I didn't doubt the news reports when I read them, but now reading through the thoughts in this thread it definitely seems pretty fringe (unlikely?) given the day-time, location, and even the...
03-22-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By jp911

Agree! Great discussion and helped me land on a...

Agree! Great discussion and helped me land on a plan. I've decided to take the 2 most fragile (carbon road bikes) in the car with me, and then box up the rest for the movers.
03-22-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By jp911

Those are older (original?) Crank Brothers...

Those are older (original?) Crank Brothers cleats. The newer/current versions allow for left-right cleat positioning.
03-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By jp911

Good question. Easy answer: valuables and...

Good question. Easy answer: valuables and heirlooms are small and can easily be packed in the car with us, while the bikes are...bikes.
03-16-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By jp911

Moving with Bikes

My wife and I are moving to another state in May and I'm fretting a bit over trusting the movers with our bikes. Between the two of us we have 8 in total. Should they be boxed up as if we were...
02-18-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By jp911

I haven't personally worked with a Rotor...

I haven't personally worked with a Rotor crankset, but I adjust chainline for Easton and RaceFace cranksets using spacers on the spindle. Both of these products include a tensioning ring to allow for...
02-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,730
Posted By jp911

Tools = metric (with rare exceptions) Cycling...

Tools = metric (with rare exceptions)
Cycling and running distance = imperial
Weight = imperial
02-15-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,304
Posted By jp911

When I had a new garage built I had the builder...

When I had a new garage built I had the builder add eyebolts with large plates when they poured the slab. I hung the bikes using Feedback Sports Velo Hinges (so that they could pivot closer to the...
02-03-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,535
Posted By jp911

Lot's of good advice and ideas here. Here's...

Lot's of good advice and ideas here. Here's another thought to add to the pile:

I had a lot of squealing on my gravel bike and decided to experiment with different pads. On a friend's...
01-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By jp911

My wife is sitting here smiling from your...

My wife is sitting here smiling from your compliment, but she is definitely not a racer. I should have clarified that the 42 x 11 is a good "max" gear for her on paved road or very well-groomed...
01-18-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By jp911

I've been through this with my wife's gravel...

I've been through this with my wife's gravel bike. Started with a 38 tooth chainring, stepped to a 40, and then ended up with 42. Cassette stayed the same at 11-42. The 1:1 climbing gear is sometimes...
01-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,389
Posted By jp911

This. Cars are similar if you look at brake...

This.

Cars are similar if you look at brake rotor size, caliper size, and number of pistons. Of course, you can't control front-rear distribution like you can on a bicycle or motorcycle, but...
12-27-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,892
Posted By jp911

I remember this myth from my BMX days, but it was...

I remember this myth from my BMX days, but it was for Z-rims (remember those? plastic composite wheels with spokes). I had a buddy who put a pretty warped Z-rim in the freezer for about 2 weeks and...
12-16-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By jp911

If it were me, I would reach out to Gevanelle to...

If it were me, I would reach out to Gevanelle to talk about using their shifters with an 11-speed XT derailleur (instead of the 10-speed XT, so that you can easily use the 11-42 cassette). The actual...
11-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,717
Posted By jp911

1. Paved 2. Carbon road bike 3. All hills...

1. Paved
2. Carbon road bike
3. All hills (big ups, big downs, little flat)
4. 50/34, 11-28
5. I would keep the chainrings the same, but a closely spaced cassette with an extra bailout gear would...
11-13-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,366
Posted By jp911

I ride flats on my MTB and the lack of stiffness...

I ride flats on my MTB and the lack of stiffness in the sole (5.10 shoes) is noticeable and I definitely get more of a calf workout than I do with clipless on my gravel and road bikes. Personally, I...
11-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,449
Posted By jp911

I use the Gloworm X2 for riding in the dark on my...

I use the Gloworm X2 for riding in the dark on my mountain bike and gravel bike. Long battery life, great lighting, and easy to swap between bikes.
11-10-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By jp911

No experience with Tektro, but with Shimano you...

No experience with Tektro, but with Shimano you can correct an issue like this by adding fluid and pulling the lever several times after you've reinstalled the wheel, rotor, and pads. The width of...
10-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,942
Posted By jp911

Gel pads + Brooks Microfiber has worked well for...

Gel pads + Brooks Microfiber has worked well for me. The Brooks tape has been a good balance of padding and durability.
09-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By jp911

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right,...

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right, and has been reliable (I also do my own car maintenance).

Personally, I prefer roof racks. The GTI is low enough that a steep driveway (for example)...
09-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By jp911

Trouble with PB blaster is when there's simply no...

Trouble with PB blaster is when there's simply no space for it to even get into the affected area. Ideally you would be able to soak the entire seat tube in PB, but that's pretty difficult.

You...
09-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By jp911

It's true that with cars you size the master...

It's true that with cars you size the master cylinder to match the brake caliper piston diameters and it makes a big difference in effort required and ability to modulate. That said, it's also true...
09-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,795
Posted By jp911

I think we can all agree (as people who just like...

I think we can all agree (as people who just like riding around on bikes) that it's about the journey not the destination. Building a bike just adds to that. Won't save you money, but it will give...
09-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By jp911

Thanks for the referral, Jay4usc! WesleeC, I have...

Thanks for the referral, Jay4usc! WesleeC, I have a 55cm Wabi Classic in black, built (by me) from the frame up in 2014. If you're interested, send me a PM.
08-31-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,470
Posted By jp911

Aluminum threads scare me (just begging to be...

Aluminum threads scare me (just begging to be stripped or marred...especially fine pitch). I go on the low end of the torque range.
08-30-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By jp911

I've never been so lucky. Not that I've...

I've never been so lucky. Not that I've experienced a lot of chain drops, but when I do they seem to require more work than what you describe (maybe I'm just doing it wrong).
08-30-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By jp911

Caveat: maybe I've been doing it wrong. With...

Caveat: maybe I've been doing it wrong.

With road/gravel wheels I use a spacer with the Shimano 11-speed MTB cassettes (between freehub body and largest sprocket), but remove the spacer when...
08-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By jp911

Checking back in...I'm really enjoying the 1x...

Checking back in...I'm really enjoying the 1x setup and as someone noted: it's well-suited to an area with a lot of climbing. The only issue I've had so far is a chain drop on a really rutted, fast...
08-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By jp911

Hard to tell based solely on your written...

Hard to tell based solely on your written description, but there are limit screws on the FD that set the upper and lower limits of the movement. It sounds like your low limit screw is set to far "in"...
08-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,278
Posted By jp911

Freehub compatibility is hub-specific, so A is...

Freehub compatibility is hub-specific, so A is for sure, but C could help if the LBS can easily identify the hub so you can do some homework (or have the LBS do the work).
08-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,868
Posted By jp911

Take a look at the Maxxis Refuse. It's a file...

Take a look at the Maxxis Refuse. It's a file tread gravel/all-road tire. I'm about 200 miles into a set of 700 x 40, coming from Maxxis Ramblers (great tires too, but with tread), and I'm really...
08-12-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,481
Posted By jp911

As I understand, the chainline issue with the new...

As I understand, the chainline issue with the new GRX gear is with the front chainline and the fact that the front derailleur is set 3.4mm further outboard to work with the new GRX crankset-chainring...
08-11-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,046
Posted By jp911

I had this issue on a MTB and found that the...

I had this issue on a MTB and found that the B-screw was set too far in (jockey wheel too far from the cassette in the largest rear cog). Backing out the B-screw to the right spot, which took some...
08-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,481
Posted By jp911

I've read that the different chainline has...

I've read that the different chainline has created some compatibility issues with cranksets and derailleurs. Chainline can usually be adjusted using spacers to a certain extent. If the chainline is...
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