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07-15-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Sal Bandini

I also have a poorly shifting Alivio 9 speed. It...

I also have a poorly shifting Alivio 9 speed. It was suggested that I change the cable and housing, but before I did that, I checked the other bikes. My son has the same der and the difference in...
04-24-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

According to website: "As the carbon frame...

According to website:

"As the carbon frame models do not have traditional rack mounting points on their seatstays, an additional part is required to fit an Elite Rack, S199900059. This single stay...
02-25-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Sal Bandini

I also have a problem with earbuds staying in my...

I also have a problem with earbuds staying in my ear, so I use something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721MP41Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They have the...
02-15-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

I am using Topeak fenders. I think they are the...

I am using Topeak fenders. I think they are the Defenders and they fit fine. I have had them on for a couple of years and were not difficult to install.

I also bought the Topeak Explorer rack but...
11-01-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By Sal Bandini

Thermalite pedals FTW. 5,000 miles on mine so far...

Thermalite pedals FTW. 5,000 miles on mine so far and I love them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LGM3FE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
04-30-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

I'm also 5'10" and ride a large. However, I think...

I'm also 5'10" and ride a large. However, I think I have shorter legs so it is almost too big for me. I sort of crotch the bar. I rode a medium but it was almost too small. I got used to the large,...
04-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

Agreed. Once I got them I decided I didn't need a...

Agreed. Once I got them I decided I didn't need a drop bar bike. It just took a little getting used to since they make your grip much narrower.
03-23-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,926
Posted By Sal Bandini

Where's unobtanium on that table? Everything I...

Where's unobtanium on that table? Everything I want is made from that, apparently.
03-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,830
Posted By Sal Bandini

What about something like this? It seems...

What about something like this? It seems unobtrusive and would eliminate the need to modify every shirt.
...
03-02-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,997
Posted By Sal Bandini

If it looks like wet cement, it IS wet cement.

If it looks like wet cement, it IS wet cement.
01-29-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,454
Posted By Sal Bandini

I'm wondering how you came to that conclusion....

I'm wondering how you came to that conclusion. The Diverge EVO is the flat bar equivalent to the drop bar Diverge. The Sirrus X is not. It is just a 1x version of a fitness bike, Sirrus, Trek FX,...
01-21-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,454
Posted By Sal Bandini

LOL I guess I misread it then. In all...

LOL I guess I misread it then.

In all seriousness, I'm trying to understand the purpose of the Diverge EXO. I never thought that someone who wanted more aggressive geometry would want a flat bar.
01-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,454
Posted By Sal Bandini

I'm not making a hypothetical statement. I am...

I'm not making a hypothetical statement. I am comparing 2 bikes that actually exist right now. Which has the more relaxed position, the Sirrus or the Diverge EXO?
01-20-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,454
Posted By Sal Bandini

I think if you are picking flat bar due to lower...

I think if you are picking flat bar due to lower back issues then you are better off with a Sirrus-type bike. The flat bar Diverge looks like it puts you in a much lower position.

BTW, I recently...
01-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,454
Posted By Sal Bandini

I ride the same terrain as you. I have over 5000...

I ride the same terrain as you. I have over 5000 miles on my Sirrus and love it. I keep looking at adding a Diverge but the Sirrus is so capable on the pavement, crushed gravel, dirt, etc. that I...
10-28-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,734
Posted By Sal Bandini

I had to buy an IRD (Tenge Seiki) since I...

I had to buy an IRD (Tenge Seiki) since I couldn't find any UN55. It was about $10 more. I haven't installed it yet.
10-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Sal Bandini

My son has almost the same setup, 40T, 11-34...

My son has almost the same setup, 40T, 11-34 cassette, and he has no issues with riding it. We ride road and trails together. I ride 2x9 and have ridden his bike. It has almost convinced me to go to...
10-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,274
Posted By Sal Bandini

If it's UL (or other NRTL) listed the output is...

If it's UL (or other NRTL) listed the output is on there.
10-06-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,274
Posted By Sal Bandini

Wahoo's website gives the specs. 12V, 5A ...

Wahoo's website gives the specs.

12V, 5A


Some options here:

https://www.amazon.com/12v-12a-power-supply/s?k=12v+12a+power+supply
10-06-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

I replaced my Nimbus Reflect after 4500 miles. I...

I replaced my Nimbus Reflect after 4500 miles. I put on Specialized Pathfinder Pro in 38mm, and could not be happier. I ride about 70-80% road, and the rest gravel.
10-05-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Sal Bandini

100% agree. I half-ass lubed my chain once...

100% agree.

I half-ass lubed my chain once and replaced it at 4,000, and I rode it in rain, dirt roads, and once in the snow. I have never washed my bike, but have wiped off some excess dirt and...
09-16-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

I always liked those bar ends. I wish I knew who...

I always liked those bar ends. I wish I knew who made them since you can't buy them from Specialized.
09-16-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,122
Posted By Sal Bandini

You're trying to increase your cadence by about...

You're trying to increase your cadence by about 50%, so you would need a 33% reduction in chainring. Therefore, going from 42 to 28T chainring should get you close enough.
09-14-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By Sal Bandini

Blast it with an impact. That's what I did.

Blast it with an impact. That's what I did.
08-04-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Sal Bandini

I thought about that possibility too. What do you...

I thought about that possibility too. What do you mean by having an extra wheel?
08-04-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Sal Bandini

Thanks. I'm ordering some cables and housing now....

Thanks. I'm ordering some cables and housing now. Hopefully that will fix the issue.
08-04-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Sal Bandini

No. It bolts directly to the frame.

No. It bolts directly to the frame.
08-03-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Sal Bandini

Replace derailleur?

I have a 2x9 on my Sirrus. I wore the chain out pretty badly and replaced it at over 4000 miles. At the time it started skipping, and I thought the new chain would eliminate the problem. Well, the...
07-23-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

After 1700 miles my OE pedals started failing. I...

After 1700 miles my OE pedals started failing. I replaced them with these:
...
07-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By Sal Bandini

I have Light and Motion headlights for me and my...

I have Light and Motion headlights for me and my wife. They are very good and reliable, but there are many other good lights out there.

You can get the Urban 500 model for $50.
...
10-23-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Sal Bandini

This reminds me of the pinewood derby car case...

This reminds me of the pinewood derby car case where everyone spends inordinate amount of time getting the aerodynamics perfect, wheels balanced, axles polished, etc., and one kid tales his out of...
10-21-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

Can't you just measure BCD?

Can't you just measure BCD?
10-11-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By Sal Bandini

What makes you think Tiagra is better than...

What makes you think Tiagra is better than Microshift? Based solely on company name?


I have the same Microshift front derailleur and shifters on my Sirrus. I have over 3500 miles on them , zero...
04-12-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,889
Posted By Sal Bandini

You realize that the current speed to desired...

You realize that the current speed to desired speed is 25%-33% improvement, right? I wish it were that easy to just change components and/or spin at 90 to get that increase. Your best way to get...
02-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

Yes, I mount them inboard directly against the...

Yes, I mount them inboard directly against the grips. I am still able to access the brake levers quickly.
02-01-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

I put inner bar ends on my Sirrus and ride on...

I put inner bar ends on my Sirrus and ride on them about 80% of the time. I think outer bar ends put your arms out too far. I highly recommend these:
...
01-16-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By Sal Bandini

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1500/81tjdggh2dl_sl1500__cc144387a83cc72557204a831a6c5bbe0ddffd06.jpg
Did you see the size of that corded drill? It's huge.
01-16-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By Sal Bandini

^^^ the problem with the "eggbeater" is you need...

^^^ the problem with the "eggbeater" is you need 2 hands to use it.
01-16-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,377
Posted By Sal Bandini

Bosch 12V. It's the smallest driver out there. ...

Bosch 12V. It's the smallest driver out there.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20150701_061837267_433815edc1645586c89a302614fe577fcb6a2bf1.jpg
12-13-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By Sal Bandini

You must've missed this part..."I have a set of...

You must've missed this part..."I have a set of wrenches that are 3mm thick but they're too thick"
12-13-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,373
Posted By Sal Bandini

https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/r...

https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/rpm-cadence-mount
12-11-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,373
Posted By Sal Bandini

I do and it works fine. EDIT: Not a cycling...

I do and it works fine.

EDIT: Not a cycling shoe but it will still work fine.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By Sal Bandini

Drop to a 46 and you will probably be in that...

Drop to a 46 and you will probably be in that most of the time. I'm in similar flat situation. You won't be spinning out with 46-12 combo in college commuting riding.
10-26-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,065
Posted By Sal Bandini

$250 per tire for 08 CR-V is certifiable. So is...

$250 per tire for 08 CR-V is certifiable. So is taking a car that old to a dealer. I got 17" Continental tires for my wife's 2010 CR-V for $100/per, and the independent shop I take my cars to has...
10-26-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,065
Posted By Sal Bandini

I just bought 3 sets of tires for my cars for a...

I just bought 3 sets of tires for my cars for a little over that. You need to shop around. Tires for that car should be $500, at the most. The AC repair is outrageous as well. Should be half of that,...
10-19-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By Sal Bandini

Use a gear puller. Either buy cheap one at Harbor...

Use a gear puller. Either buy cheap one at Harbor Freight or free loaner from Autozone.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/pullers.html
...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,481
Posted By Sal Bandini

Lol, did it also autocorrect eg to z.B? You must...

Lol, did it also autocorrect eg to z.B? You must use German a lot.
10-12-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 646,634
Posted By Sal Bandini

^ probably 170mm, but to be sure, look at that...

^ probably 170mm, but to be sure, look at that inside left crank. Right below that white sticker at the end of the crank the number should be stamped in the crank.
10-12-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,963
Posted By Sal Bandini

+1. I've had mine for over 2 years now. No...

+1. I've had mine for over 2 years now. No issues.

Their phone mount is also nice. I have 2 of those as well.
10-09-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By Sal Bandini

Left and right side are symmetric. RPM...

Left and right side are symmetric.

RPM spindle length was dead on at 113, which it was marked as. 2mm error on 110mm spindle for a machined part is very poor precision. If a UN55 113mm version has...
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