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Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 234
Posted By DaveSSS

The shimano 11-32 has decent spacing, but for...

The shimano 11-32 has decent spacing, but for some reason they put wide spacing of 11-13-15-17... on the 11-34. I wouldn't care for that.
My Campy 12 setup has a closely spaced 11-34 with a 48/32...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 234
Posted By DaveSSS

So you have hills where the 36/28 is inadequate? ...

So you have hills where the 36/28 is inadequate? If so, an 11-32 cassette would help, providing that your RD has an extra 4T of wrap capacity. You might have to look up the exact RD model to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveSSS

And yet Campy free hubs last for many years with...

And yet Campy free hubs last for many years with no maintenance of the cartridge bearings. I've never had a problem after 25 years of using Campy hubs. The cartridge bearings are sealed on both ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveSSS

Typical narrow minded viewpoint. Campy's Italian...

Typical narrow minded viewpoint. Campy's Italian image means nothing to me. As a mechanical engineer, I like having superior performance and the latest technology. These days, Campy is more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveSSS

Take a look at the new Shimano microspline hub. ...

Take a look at the new Shimano microspline hub. The exploded view on page 17 sure reminds me of a Campy hub. The caged ball bearings on the axle are located similarly to a Campy hub - no longer at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveSSS

The current zonda rims are 17mm inside width....

The current zonda rims are 17mm inside width. Previously 15mm. I have a set on both of my bikes. They work great with 25mm tires, but will easily accommodate 28mm. Weighing in the 135-140 pound...
03-28-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy cranks only require cups without bearings...

Campy cranks only require cups without bearings to be pressed in place. The pressing tool will only contact the outside cup face and that's fine.

I bought the special loctite product, but after...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,570
Posted By DaveSSS

There are so many types of press fit designs,...

There are so many types of press fit designs, that you should look at the specific type in question. Do a search for Hambini. He has videos where he describes what he feels to be the shortcomings...
03-26-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By DaveSSS

One solution is to install an inline cable...

One solution is to install an inline cable tension adjuster. Another solution is to deliberately turn the low limit screw in by a half turn or more, then pull the cable tight, tighten the clamp...
03-26-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By DaveSSS

Different chain brands and models wear...

Different chain brands and models wear differently. Some will actually increase in length by a substantial amount, indicating wear between the pins and inner plates. Campy chains wear differently. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

If you like a liquid lube, page back for my...

If you like a liquid lube, page back for my oil/wax/naptha mixture that costs pennies per ounce. The idea that a dozen drops of nfs will magically transfer to the wear points on more than 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

After taking my motorcycle training course, where...

After taking my motorcycle training course, where the first thing taught was to push on the right side to lean the bike to the right and turn right, I gave it a try on my regular 10 mile mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By DaveSSS

Zondas were never 2 way fit. I have them on both...

Zondas were never 2 way fit. I have them on both of my bikes. Great wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By DaveSSS

Consider michelin power endurance tires. They...

Consider michelin power endurance tires. They are very long wearing, with some extra puncture resistance, but still supple for a good ride.
03-21-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By DaveSSS

I think you'll find that the end connections on...

I think you'll find that the end connections on the wires are not compatible, between the different versions. There are folks on the weight weenies forum who have done various conversions.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

I've completed a few rides with my latest mixture...

I've completed a few rides with my latest mixture of 3 parts wax to 1 part oil and decided that it is leaving more black wax residue on the sprockets than I care for, although it shows no sign of any...
03-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By DaveSSS

Without some relevant info, like your actual...

Without some relevant info, like your actual saddle height, nothing can be said about the size of your frame. Leg length varies a lot between people of the same height. Rider desires vary greatly. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

If you paid careful attention on a winding...

If you paid careful attention on a winding mountain descent, you would notice that the same basic steering principles apply to both. Of course a rider can move around on a bicycle and affect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By DaveSSS

If you have a bike with a known stack and reach,...

If you have a bike with a known stack and reach, that would be helpful in selecting a new ride. If you don't buy the wrong size, an endurance or racing bike may only differ by 2cm in stack and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

The mistake most people make is assuming that the...

The mistake most people make is assuming that the direction of the tire determines whether countersteering force is being applied. That is not the case. Anyone who has spent much time on a...
03-18-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By DaveSSS

My new Campy 12 speed bikes with the 48/32 crank...

My new Campy 12 speed bikes with the 48/32 crank and 11-34 cassette have a slightly lower gear ratio than the 10 speed triple I used many years ago, with a 53/39/28 and a 13-29 cassette. There is a a...
03-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By DaveSSS

If the RD has the proper wrap capacity, the...

If the RD has the proper wrap capacity, the chain can be just long enough to work with the big/big and 32T sprocket. It would only cause a problem with the 27, if the RD has inadequate wrap...
03-17-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By DaveSSS

Any campy shifter newer than 2014 will not...

Any campy shifter newer than 2014 will not operate a triple FD. 2015 and newer only operate a double and have no extra travel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

The key to using oil in wax is the correct ratio....

The key to using oil in wax is the correct ratio. If only 10% of a mixture is wax (wax plus oil and nothing else) then it really should have no significant effect on the performance of the wax in dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

Just to show what a paraffin and oil mixture...

Just to show what a paraffin and oil mixture looks like, here's a little test piece that I made today. 30ml of melted paraffin was mixed with 10ml of heavy weight gear lube and allowed to cool....
03-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By DaveSSS

The minimum info that you should post is your...

The minimum info that you should post is your actual saddle height, measured from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle, parallel to the seat tube. Saddle to bar height difference is also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd like to add that including some oil in the...

I'd like to add that including some oil in the mix does NOT create a slimy mess. When someone posts this type of comment, they lose all credibility. I've been using oil in the mix for at least 18...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

You may have to do like I did and experiment on...

You may have to do like I did and experiment on your own. Do you want to hot dip or liquid lube? I know for a fact that a high quality lubricating oil will mix with paraffin wax and should enhance...
03-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
Posted By DaveSSS

I deliberately rode in the rain once, almost 30...

I deliberately rode in the rain once, almost 30 years ago. That was enough for me. I've also been caught in a rain with substantial lightening. No thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

Just like to nitpick? For the proposed use,...

Just like to nitpick? For the proposed use, there is no significant difference. All are inappropriate and not needed to make a chain lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Many posts above, someone asked me if the...

Many posts above, someone asked me if the pressure placed on the bars that i was referring to was downward or forward. Counter steering is a forward push on the bars (trying to turn left). Down...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

The mistake made in most videos is they fail to...

The mistake made in most videos is they fail to mention that countersteering pressure on the bars is required to maintain a turn. They switch to watching the direction of the front tire, which does...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

A real lubricating oil in the mix can't hurt a...

A real lubricating oil in the mix can't hurt a thing, but fuel oils don't really make sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

I don't get all the confusion. PTFE is powdered...

I don't get all the confusion. PTFE is powdered teflon. Paraffin alone is a solid wax. Paraffin oil, lamp oil and kerosene are all the same thing - fuel oils that evaporate very slowly. Xylene and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

At least the posted video finally mentions the...

At least the posted video finally mentions the fact that the higher the speed, the more continuous countersteering must've applied and the harder it becomes to maintain the turn. Although it may...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

To get others like you to shut up. I've never...

To get others like you to shut up. I've never compared racing motorcycles to bicycles.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Written by someone who hasn't ridden thousands of...

Written by someone who hasn't ridden thousands of miles of winding mountain descents on both bike and motorcycle. If you had, you'd know better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

No one has claimed that bicycle and motorcycle...

No one has claimed that bicycle and motorcycle steering is identical, but the basic principles of how the steering works are the same. There is no need to flare a knee when proper steering technique...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Many amusing responses above. Calculations don't...

Many amusing responses above. Calculations don't mean squat. Take a motorcycle training course. My instructor was a motorcycle cop for over 20 years. He knew how to turn a bike. Push on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,961
Posted By DaveSSS

An engineer like me would say where else would...

An engineer like me would say where else would you put the valve stem? If you look closely, the reinforced area at the spoke nearest the stem is continued to reinforce the area with the stem hole. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

That is absolutely the case. Countersteering...

That is absolutely the case. Countersteering does not just initiate a turn, it maintains the turn. Quit countersteering and the bike will straighten up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

I should add that there is a time when you...

I should add that there is a time when you actually do turn the bars in the same direction as you want to go - at very low speeds, probably under 10 mph. Countersteering is not used at very low...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Lots of misinformation above. Countersteering is...

Lots of misinformation above. Countersteering is turning the bars in the opposite direction of the turn. Notice that I said push on the right side to turn right. That means that the fork rotates...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

The paraffin oil added to paraffin wax was done...

The paraffin oil added to paraffin wax was done to make the hardened product softer and less likely to flake off quickly. It does nothing to improve the ability of the paraffin to penetrate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Countersteering is more easily demonstrated on a...

Countersteering is more easily demonstrated on a motorcycle or mtb style bike. My instructor started out with push on the right side to lean the bike to the right and turn right. Quit pushing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,707
Posted By DaveSSS

Flaring your knee is a worthless exercise. ...

Flaring your knee is a worthless exercise. Weighting the outside pedal will place a little more weight on the front tire, which can't hurt. Learning how to steer properly is the problem for riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

A chain with liquid paraffin applied looks like...

A chain with liquid paraffin applied looks like nothing is on it. What I see in your pics is a lot of wasted PTFE. Place some paraffin diluted in naphtha on a clean surface and let the solvent...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

Why does molten say that you can wax 16 chains...

Why does molten say that you can wax 16 chains with a pound? That's a lot less than hundreds. If the product was dissolved in naphtha, you really could get hundreds of applications.
03-07-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been using campy for 25 years and 12 speed...

I've been using campy for 25 years and 12 speed since July of 2019. I have the Campy chain tool and use the pin for initial installation, but when I remove the chain for cleaning, I remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm not a chemical engineer, so I can only...

I'm not a chemical engineer, so I can only comment, based on my own experiments. Common alcohols include ethanol, methanol and isopropyl. If the alcohol will not dissolve paraffin at room...
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