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03-19-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By CliftonGK1

With the Shiftmate 8 in there, you should be ok...

With the Shiftmate 8 in there, you should be ok to go.
03-11-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,009
Posted By CliftonGK1

Correct. And everyone else offered...

Correct.
And everyone else offered suggestions of what to look and listen for.
03-11-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,258
Posted By CliftonGK1

I left my rack on my Jeep year-round and never...

I left my rack on my Jeep year-round and never had any issues removing it. Then again, I greased the hell out of the receiver before installing the rack.
03-11-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,009
Posted By CliftonGK1

If you've got the caliper centered and you're...

If you've got the caliper centered and you're only hearing a shing-shing-shing sound as the wheel spins, then it's the rotor which needs trued up.
If you've got a contant scrape as the wheel spins,...
03-10-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,089
Posted By CliftonGK1

Plenty of shops do this for grease which is being...

Plenty of shops do this for grease which is being used for assembly contact points which need greased... Bolt threads, seatposts, sealed bearing seats (not the bearings themselves), and there's...
03-10-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By CliftonGK1

If you *think* you got it right and it fails...

If you *think* you got it right and it fails underneath you at 35mph, you've found out why you pay a professional to do things properly.
But there's probably a YouTube video on how to perform...
03-10-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,706
Posted By CliftonGK1

Many pad holders have the word "Forward" and a...

Many pad holders have the word "Forward" and a directional arrow printed on them, along with R or L for which side they belong on.
03-09-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,089
Posted By CliftonGK1

I use Park Polylube on contact points needing...

I use Park Polylube on contact points needing greased during assembly, and ProGold EPX on any bearings.
03-08-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,530
Posted By CliftonGK1

Sounds like you got the measuring part figured...

Sounds like you got the measuring part figured out, but not the easy way to install the retaining hardware for the struts to the fender...

- measure and mark the stays, remove from bike, cut. Do...
03-08-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,706
Posted By CliftonGK1

I see a whole lot of people doing a bunch of...

I see a whole lot of people doing a bunch of finagling with their brake pads, but no one has mentioned the obvious and easiest way to prevent this.

A bit of lubricant on the retaining bolt when...
03-05-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,195
Posted By CliftonGK1

And, if you really need the extra leverage,...

And, if you really need the extra leverage, that's what a hacked out section of downtube is for.
02-06-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By CliftonGK1

Also scares the hell out of most customers if you...

Also scares the hell out of most customers if you work in a shop where the service area isn't hidden away.
02-06-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By CliftonGK1

I haven't used the Rim Saver, but my makeshift is...

I haven't used the Rim Saver, but my makeshift is a couple of scrap metal flats and a 7" Knipex pliers wrench.
01-30-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By CliftonGK1

I saw mention of the Defy and the Z85, both great...

I saw mention of the Defy and the Z85, both great bikes, but I find a slight limitation with them in the tire size of you are like me and want to run full fenders on your roadie. The Defy is just a...
01-29-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By CliftonGK1

There is a plateau point, but it doesn't work...

There is a plateau point, but it doesn't work like what the article is describing.
As you gain fitness, your body increases efficiency, so there comes a point where your current caloric intake...
01-26-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,797
Posted By CliftonGK1

You'd likely benefit from hitting up your LBS and...

You'd likely benefit from hitting up your LBS and getting a proper fit done. Hand numbness can be attributed to many things, and without seeing your position on the bike while riding, it's difficult...
01-21-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By CliftonGK1

My go-to build for anyone 200 pounds and up has...

My go-to build for anyone 200 pounds and up has been the H-Plus Son Archetype rim laced 3 cross to a pair of DT 240 hubs, using Phil Wood straight 2.0 spokes.
Check with your LBS on the cost for a...
01-21-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By CliftonGK1

Fenders for a Burley Flatbed?

The missus and I have been car free for a while, but I only recently needed to get a trailer, since we moved to Columbus, OH and the city is spread out more than where we've lived in the past.
I've...
01-03-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By CliftonGK1

Similar to chasm54, I roll a 42-17 on my fixed...

Similar to chasm54, I roll a 42-17 on my fixed gear 'round towner bike and it is good for flat cruising without having to strain myself from a dead stop, and also handles hauling 85 pounds of...
01-03-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By CliftonGK1

We left the day after Christmas. If you didn't...

We left the day after Christmas. If you didn't see me at the Wiss, you might have seen me at Breakaway, if you brought bikes there for work. I remember seeing a couple IF bikes in there, and I...
01-03-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By CliftonGK1

I'm south of campus, right downtown, so the...

I'm south of campus, right downtown, so the downtown Y is just a few blocks away. I'm pretty sure about joining up there since they have a pool and free weights. But with my busted wrist, I still...
12-25-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By CliftonGK1

I did ride the Wiss a bunch, and Belmont. I will...

I did ride the Wiss a bunch, and Belmont. I will miss both of those. It's nice having such great riding so close to the city.
12-25-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By CliftonGK1

New city, old Clyde

I've been away from the forums for a while, save for a once-in-a-while check in, but I'll likely be back around more frequently now.

Things for the past couple years have been hectic. My wife has...
12-17-15, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,103
Posted By CliftonGK1

The HPS Archetype is our go-to rim for riders...

The HPS Archetype is our go-to rim for riders over 200 pounds at our shop, but stay away from anyone who is talking about building up some combo-pattern weird-ass lacing for a commuter wheel. ...
07-14-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By CliftonGK1

Works as well as any other boot. My suggestion...

Works as well as any other boot. My suggestion is to place a little strip of the tape glue-to-glue on the back of the boot where it will cover the hole in the tire, so you don't have exposed glue...
07-13-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,855
Posted By CliftonGK1

6' 6" and I'm on a Trek Domane 6.2 Disc. ...

6' 6" and I'm on a Trek Domane 6.2 Disc.

It's not really an aero frame by any means; it's their relaxed geometry. But the taller HT, and longer reach on the Ultegra hydro levers makes it really...
07-13-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By CliftonGK1

Anything strong enough to resist the pressure of...

Anything strong enough to resist the pressure of the tube from blowing out the cut in the tire will work. I've booted tires with dollar bills, Clif Bar wrappers, part of a Capri Sun pouch I found on...
06-28-15, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By CliftonGK1

The Archetype isn't an expensive rim, though. ...

The Archetype isn't an expensive rim, though. They're about $55 - $60 most places I've seen them online. Take the Ultegra hub already owned from the Open Pro wheel and lace it with some double...
06-27-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By CliftonGK1

Vittoria Randonneurs come in some wider sizes and...

Vittoria Randonneurs come in some wider sizes and they're puncture resistant without being slow-rolling.
06-27-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By CliftonGK1

Most. Not all. Trek uses 142mm rear spacing on...

Most. Not all.
Trek uses 142mm rear spacing on their Domane Disc thru axle, and the same upgrade is being made to the Boone and Crockett disc CX bikes, switching from 135mm QR to 142mm thru axle.
06-27-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By CliftonGK1

Our shop has been building on H Plus Son...

Our shop has been building on H Plus Son Archetypes for the crappy, potholed Philly roads. They're strong, not too heavy (just a bit more than the Kinlin 270), and from the pairs we've built up,...
04-14-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By CliftonGK1

I've resurrected a few by flushing them with a...

I've resurrected a few by flushing them with a few spritzes of Clean Streak, dry them with a light hit from the compressor, then spray the innards with some T-9.
12-09-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 73,098
Posted By CliftonGK1

A shop shouldn't charge more for a straight up...

A shop shouldn't charge more for a straight up out of box build, even if it requires a bit of extra work.
We don't put a surcharge on bikes with a RockShox internally routed dropper post, and those...
11-10-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By CliftonGK1

I've been using a pair of Vittoria Home Trainer...

I've been using a pair of Vittoria Home Trainer tires for the past couple seasons with my crappy Nashbar parabolic rollers.
Trainer/Roller tires are a more durable compound meant for the heat that a...
11-10-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,160
Posted By CliftonGK1

Totally agree. Unless you know and trust the...

Totally agree. Unless you know and trust the seller, I wouldn't buy any used carbon components. It's way too easy to overlook a small stress fracture if you don't know what you're looking for.

...
11-03-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By CliftonGK1

11 or 12 on the low end isn't going to matter...

11 or 12 on the low end isn't going to matter based on what the OP says.

OP - You're picking your worst 5 cross-chained combinations for either ring based on what you're explaining. Small...
11-03-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,544
Posted By CliftonGK1

They're all 3 great bikes, but the geometry is...

They're all 3 great bikes, but the geometry is significantly different on the Domane.
The Madone and Emonda use the H1 or H2 race fit geometry which is designed to keep you in a deeper position all...
10-18-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,907
Posted By CliftonGK1

Yeah, it was at Tiger. But I also didn't have...

Yeah, it was at Tiger. But I also didn't have any issues slowing when I needed to when I was ripping down Thrillium (Cold Creek).
10-16-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,907
Posted By CliftonGK1

I have a 200mm/180mm setup with SLX hydros and...

I have a 200mm/180mm setup with SLX hydros and IceTech pads on my MTB, and I've never worried about stopping power on a descent. Even before the IceTechs, when I was running some noisy Elixir 7-SL...
10-07-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By CliftonGK1

Not sure what your budget is, but the Trek Domane...

Not sure what your budget is, but the Trek Domane disc series can clear 30mm tires for gravel and dirt road zooming.
Endurance geometry so it's a bit more laid back than a full-on race bike, and...
10-04-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,959
Posted By CliftonGK1

Weight: 230 - 235 Distance road bike: ...

Weight: 230 - 235

Distance road bike: Panaracer Pasela TG 32mm at 85psi (front), 90psi (rear)
Cyclocrosser: IRD CrossFire 32mm (measures 30.5mm) 35psi front, 38psi rear on race days. 5 - 8psi...
10-01-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By CliftonGK1

At my height, there won't ever be a 150 pound...

At my height, there won't ever be a 150 pound climber looking back. But the rest of things sounds correct.
I did a ride with some friends last night, and when it came to the last hill climb I got...
09-29-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,772
Posted By CliftonGK1

Engin makes some sweet bikes. I get to work on a...

Engin makes some sweet bikes. I get to work on a couple of them at our shop. You'll love it!
09-29-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,772
Posted By CliftonGK1

I have different bikes for different things, and...

I have different bikes for different things, and the stable is evolving.

When I got back into riding again, I bought a stock Surly Cross Check and added fenders and street tires to build up and...
09-28-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By CliftonGK1

Every once in a while, Anatomica saddles show up...

Every once in a while, Anatomica saddles show up on the discount outdoor equipment website, "The Clymb".
09-22-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By CliftonGK1

And if you're OK with installing it yourself,...

And if you're OK with installing it yourself, that's a great option. I'm sure that you also understand that if you're ordering new levers, you'll probably want new brake and shift cables to go with...
09-22-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,095
Posted By CliftonGK1

They're really nice, aren't they? I like them...

They're really nice, aren't they?
I like them better than hub-based meters just because I'm not a fan of the bulky hub look on road bikes (except for SON generators up front.) Something about that...
09-22-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By CliftonGK1

It's not that they won't be available. It's that...

It's not that they won't be available. It's that a lot of shops are stocking fewer and fewer 9spd parts for immediate availability. At our shop, we have plenty of 9spd cassettes in a variety of...
09-20-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By CliftonGK1

10 speed is the way to go for road groups. 9 is...

10 speed is the way to go for road groups. 9 is still going to be available for a long time because there's a lot of it out there and it's reliable... But it's slowly losing ground for parts...
09-20-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,095
Posted By CliftonGK1

Regardless of what any of our coaches would tell...

Regardless of what any of our coaches would tell you, you'd still walk out of the shop with a shiny new power meter. It's all about knowing how to read your customers, dude. You'd come in having...
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