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07-15-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fronesis

The two bolded parts DO NOT GO TOGETHER. Given...

The two bolded parts DO NOT GO TOGETHER. Given your self-description as a rider, you have absolutely no need at all for tubulars. There are tons of great clinchers, and good tubeless options, out...
07-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,071
Posted By fronesis

The bold part just makes no sense at all....

The bold part just makes no sense at all. Derailleurs can last for tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of miles without being replaced. You might need to replace the jockey wheels, you...
07-15-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By fronesis

I think thatís a really good call. I can also add...

I think thatís a really good call. I can also add that especially for riding in the dry (i.e. anything other than mud), you can easily fit larger tires on the Endurace. Iím currently running tires...
07-06-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By fronesis

I’d start with new cables.

I’d start with new cables.
07-04-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By fronesis

I’ve ridden a bunch of campy bikes and a bunch of...

I’ve ridden a bunch of campy bikes and a bunch of Shimano bikes (including Di2). I’ve currently got a gravel/rain bike with SRAM Force 1.

I don’t know what Apex is like, but the honest truth is...
07-03-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By fronesis

I have two sets of wheels for my current road...

I have two sets of wheels for my current road bike, one has an Ultegra (8000) 11-30 cassette and the other has a 105 (7000) 11-30 cassette. NO WAY I can tell them apart. But I actually think the 105...
06-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By fronesis

This is EXACTLY my recommendation too. If this...

This is EXACTLY my recommendation too. If this bike is for the road, and not gravel, then even on super steep hills, a low gear of 38/42 is plenty low. Yes, that doesnít give you a ton of top end,...
06-25-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By fronesis

Cool bike! But... 1. 381mm of reach on...

Cool bike!

But...

1. 381mm of reach on the size SMALL....that’s a LONG bike for gravel.

2. Those prices are absolutely INSANE. $5,200 for R8020 with the same DT Swiss wheelset that came on...
06-21-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By fronesis

You can take the Motobecane logo off. Someone in...

You can take the Motobecane logo off. Someone in the Whipshot Ti thread posted pictures of his, and that Ora Ti frame looks beautiful. It's a very well-made frame by a good company in Taiwan; BD just...
06-19-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By fronesis

Sounds fair to me. Since the OP's thread...

Sounds fair to me.

Since the OP's thread seemed to be about laying out base-level knowledge of clipless cleats and shoes, I just wanted to make it clear that it's not as simple as "buy clipless...
06-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By fronesis

It turns out this way SO OFTEN that I think a...

It turns out this way SO OFTEN that I think a good rule of thumb is this: if you don't KNOW for a fact that the hanger is straight relative to your frame* then the first thing to do is check the...
06-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By fronesis

To the OP: please buy a new crank. I know...

To the OP: please buy a new crank.

I know that nearly 20 years ago that was a really nice carbon campy crank and it has "Record" printed on it, but it's not safe to ride it now Ė and you can...
06-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By fronesis

Technically, that's not right, since Speedplay...

Technically, that's not right, since Speedplay road cleats are actually 4 bolt. Most shoes are still 3-bolt, so the speedplay cleats come with adapters, but there are some speedplay 4-bolt shoes out...
06-12-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By fronesis

You can picture it pretty easily just by looking...

You can picture it pretty easily just by looking at your old bike: on it, the bottom bracket section of the frame is relatively narrow, but the BSA BB cups EXTEND the width of the overall bottom...
06-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By fronesis

EDIT: I had originally suggested your...

EDIT:

I had originally suggested your pressures were too high, but now I see how much weight you are carrying overall, and 70psi for that much weight is NOT too high.

Maybe the aluminum fork is...
06-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By fronesis

Trek's BB90 bottom bracket standard is compatible...

Trek's BB90 bottom bracket standard is compatible with Shimano 24mm cranks. Since the new GRX cranks will be normal Shimano 24mm cranks, you should have no problem putting a GRX crank into a BB90 BB....
06-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

I’m not trying to argue definitively for the one...

I’m not trying to argue definitively for the one true way to tighten a thru axle, so if other people prefer thru axles with QR-like levers, then that’s just fine by me. :thumb:

But just to...
06-09-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Yep. I went with these specs from BD, and they...

Yep. I went with these specs from BD, and they worked great to choose Robert Axles that fit perfectly:

front: L:M12xP1.5x118.5mm

rear: L:M12xP1.75x174mm

I spent $90 for the Robert Axles,...
06-09-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Yep, I think we are describing the exact same...

Yep, I think we are describing the exact same thing, just with slightly different language: your QR-type thru axle gets the final tightness from closing that lever. If for some reason the lever is...
06-09-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

First off, great pics Ė looks like a gorgeous...

First off, great pics Ė looks like a gorgeous ride!

As to your thru axles: you mention a ďlock,Ē but Iím not exactly sure what you are referring to there. I have thru axles on a few bikes, and my...
06-06-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,391
Posted By fronesis

This is a really odd and interesting thread. The...

This is a really odd and interesting thread. The OP wants to A) insist the cassette was worn, and then B) insist that people answer the question of WHY it was worn.

But:
– the OP had no problem...
05-30-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

The first part of the story...fine, maybe the...

The first part of the story...fine, maybe the owner of the bike had previously crashed it, or maybe the bike came from the factory way out of spec. It could happen.

But the last bit (that I...
05-29-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

I just placed an order for hangers at BD, and...

I just placed an order for hangers at BD, and they allowed me to go through checkout and paypal took my money! Now to wait and see if they ship out

Note: they raised the price to $25.
...
05-28-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

That's no problem. When I try to buy later this...

That's no problem. When I try to buy later this week I'll get an extra one.
05-28-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

I came here to post the same news. I just...

I came here to post the same news.

I just hope they are getting enough in stock, since it looks like there may be as many as half a dozen ordered, just from folks in this thread!!
05-24-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

I emailed the derailleur hangers people, and they...

I emailed the derailleur hangers people, and they were very nice and got back to me right away. But they said they simply did not have that hanger.
05-23-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

If you go that route, let me know. Iíd be happy...

If you go that route, let me know. Iíd be happy to buy a couple to help defray the costs.
05-22-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

I'm guessing you are getting the same silent...

I'm guessing you are getting the same silent treatment from BD as I got! :)

Obviously they should be able to source the hanger from their distributors, since clearly either Ora is providing them...
05-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Yes, that's the one. That's the photo from...

Yes, that's the one. That's the photo from BikesDirect; looks exactly like what's on my bike, and was confirmed by bikesdirect. But NO ONE else seems to list it or be able to locate it, and BD has...
05-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Has anyone had any luck finding a source for a...

Has anyone had any luck finding a source for a replacement derailleur hanger for the whipshot Ti?

Bikesdirect has a listing online for the proper hanger, but they always report "out of stock" when...
05-17-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Nice bike!!!! How did you remove the...

Nice bike!!!!

How did you remove the Motobecane label? Is it just a sticker???
03-27-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Itís threaded!

Itís threaded!
01-23-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By fronesis

You could do it cheaper: I sold a full 105 5800...

You could do it cheaper: I sold a full 105 5800 groupset with RS505 levers and flat-mount calipers for about $300. Everything was in mint condition. I'm betting you could buy just the RS505 levers...
01-21-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By fronesis

Once the firmware update failed you have probably...

Once the firmware update failed you have probably got the battery firmware in a corrupted state such that nothing else is really going to work. You need to OVERWRITE the battery firmware, and this...
01-03-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By fronesis

Should work fine.

Should work fine.
12-31-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

Most MTB or serious CX racers are accustomed to...

Most MTB or serious CX racers are accustomed to running sintered, especially in wet/muddy conditions.

FWIW, SRAM doesn't recommend sintered for their road bikes brakes at all. I bought these...
12-30-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

I just went with the standard SRAM HRD. I had...

I just went with the standard SRAM HRD. I had read you only wanted sintered for serious MTBing, so I want with the standard resin. They seem good.


Oh yes, I'm well aware of that, after wasting...
12-29-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

The city fenders are 45mm wide. I Would be very...

The city fenders are 45mm wide. I Would be very surprised if they fit - the total clearance is only about 40-42mm at the tightest spots on the bike.

The bike will run up to 40mm tires without...
12-29-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

They are Portland Design Works fenders in their...

They are Portland Design Works fenders in their "Road Plus" size. The fenders are 37mm wide and PDW says they can be used with tires up to 30mm. I'm running a 28mm tire that probably measures closer...
12-26-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,510
Posted By fronesis

Hole for fender is on the rear of the fork. I...

Hole for fender is on the rear of the fork. I needed a slightly longer hanger for the front fender.

Seat stay hole hole points down at fender so fender needs to be drilled (rather than using a...
12-24-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By fronesis

Me too. I’ve seen a surprising amount of...

Me too.

I’ve seen a surprising amount of hostility to 1x...but it all seems to come from people who haven’t ridden 1x.
12-24-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

Sure. ​​You are not going to hurt anything by...

Sure. ​​You are not going to hurt anything by putting on a chain that is 1 to 3 links longer than the one you have.

Iím not an expert on clutched RDs, so Iím just going with the SRAM...
12-22-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

If you switch from the 11-36 cassette on there...

If you switch from the 11-36 cassette on there now to an 11-42, you will definitely have to replace the chain.

According to the SRAM manual for Force 1, chain length is set strictly by the size...
12-21-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

My 2 cents: 1. Yours doesnít seem all that...

My 2 cents:

1. Yours doesnít seem all that far off. Yes, itís probably a bit more than 15mm, but not a ton more. No reason to worry about it.

2. I do suspect that your chain is a bit shorter...
12-20-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

OK, it's hard to photograph, but I've looked...

OK, it's hard to photograph, but I've looked closely and tried to capture it. Pics below, but here's what I see:

1. The actual gap looks right to me, right around 15mm. This is a LOT more gap than...
12-18-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

The SRAM manual for Force 1 has you size the...

The SRAM manual for Force 1 has you size the chain by wrapping the chain around the big-big, without going through the derailleur. When you say "not too short" does that mean you are seeing an...
12-14-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By fronesis

Wow! I had no idea. I stand corrected. ...

Wow! I had no idea.

I stand corrected.

And it does indeed sound like a bad idea to sand on one of those rotors.
12-14-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,693
Posted By fronesis

If the rotor is centered on the caliper, with...

If the rotor is centered on the caliper, with space on each side, it shouldn't rub at all.

Do what I do in both of the videos: grab the top of the brake pad retaining spring and pull it up so that...
12-14-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By fronesis

Icetech doesn't work like that. The stainless...

Icetech doesn't work like that. The stainless part of the rotor is SOLID stainless. The aluminum part is the inner part of the "circle" of the rotor, where it connects to the hub.

In the below...
12-09-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By fronesis

I recently set up two bikes with SRAM force 1,...

I recently set up two bikes with SRAM force 1, and Iíve got a couple of bikes in my maintenance stable that are Shimano hydros. From what youíve said here, Iím guessing two possibilities:

1. Itís...
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