You could easily see a few RBRers on that commute. Great bike!mudslinger said:For those familiar with Washington, D.C., my commute path is along the Potomac River between Alexandria, VA and the Federal Triangle in the District. Give me a wave when you pass me on my Cannibal Orange disc-bedecked steel steed.
mudslinger, how do you find the Poprad's gearing on that commute?mudslinger said:For those familiar with Washington, D.C., my commute path is along the Potomac River between Alexandria, VA and the Federal Triangle in the District. Give me a wave when you pass me on my Cannibal Orange disc-bedecked steel steed.
How about on the other end of things? Do you ever miss a 50 in the front?mudslinger said:I do find the gearing a little limited. The gears don't go down low-enough for the steeper grades to keep my old knees happy. I guess this is to be expected since a cyclocross rider would dismount and carry the bike on the steeper grades.
Adding the next-larger-cog on the rear cluster would probably solve the problem, but that would then require a larger cage on the rear derailleur, so I am just living with it for now.
I have Avid road BB7s on a somewhat similarly configured bike. Mine is an Airborne Carpe Diem cyclocross bike with Ultegra 9-speed brifters. The brakes work very well, and are not spongy.jph6t said:I went back to my LBS last night for a test ride. They were suppose to adjust the disc breaks which had been rubbing real badly when I was in the store before. I noticed they were still rubbing a bit. I also noticed the breaks were really spongy, requiring a lot of pull. I got talking with the mechanic and he informed me that these to things were connected ...
It seems the current combo of STI and Avid disc breaks just doesn't really work. The mechanic could not get the disc break to stop rubbing (especially the rear) without making the breaks all spongy and gummy. There was no touch in the breaks what so ever. The mechanic told me that if he tightened the breaks so that they required less pull that in turn the disc breaks would start rubbing.
Has anyone been able to resolve this issue?
Or is this just the nature of the current setup with components as they currently are?
What have those of you with the bike been doing?
Just muscling through the rubbing?
I don't really want to be doing 60+ mile rides with the break rubbing the whole way.
jph6t said:It seems the current combo of STI and Avid disc breaks just doesn't really work. ?