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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By mprince

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to...

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to replace a 20 year old pair of Energy 2's. Very happy with the shoes, they seem to have just a bit of extra forefoot room compared to the Energy's.
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07-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By mprince

Circling back on this thread, as mentioned above...

Circling back on this thread, as mentioned above my Northwave Storm Carbon soles cracked soon after I got them. I did email the retailer as they were only about 3 months old and I had probably used...
07-08-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,246
Posted By mprince

Build up your base through solo rides (varying...

Build up your base through solo rides (varying intensity and intervals) as many have said, and perhaps find a slower group to ride with for a while. While getting spit out the back of your current...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By mprince

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I...

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I was younger and raced I tracked everything - heartrate, miles/time, altitude, etc. Kept detailed mileage logs, weighed myself every day, the whole...
07-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 557,994
Posted By mprince

NOS (in sealed factory packaging) Shimano...

NOS (in sealed factory packaging) Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7700-C (9-speed Flight Deck) hoods for my brake/shift levers. Expensive but cheaper than buying new levers.
06-22-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

So I can close the loop on my contribution to...

So I can close the loop on my contribution to this thread. I returned my size 49 Sidi Genius 7's to Merlin in the UK this past week, and ordered a pair of Genius 10 from them in size 48 as...
06-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By mprince

I have the same shoes, and the same surface...

I have the same shoes, and the same surface cracks in the same places. On my shoes the cracks do not go all the way through the carbon plate, and in use there are no issues.
06-20-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By mprince

Look at the sidewall at each "hole" and you will...

Look at the sidewall at each "hole" and you will find "TWI" with a small arrow. I'd be more worried when you can't see the holes anymore.
06-18-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

SIDI's do not use real leather in any of their...

SIDI's do not use real leather in any of their shoes, either current or from recent (and not so recent) model years. The poster who wrote that is misinformed. My shoes from 2001 used synthetic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,291
Posted By mprince

I have these in 25mm, I am far heavier than you...

I have these in 25mm, I am far heavier than you and keep pressures in the 90's, I've ridden them as low as 80-85 with no issues. Mine are fairly new, but no sidewall issues yet, and I have been...
06-16-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

Got my SIDI's yesterday, definitely a high...

Got my SIDI's yesterday, definitely a high quality shoe (not a surprise). Definitely more toe room in these compared to my Energy 2's, and overall comfortable (although I can't say they are...
06-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

So, being a long-time SIDI user, I did order...

So, being a long-time SIDI user, I did order another pair. I got the Genius 7 model in the "normal" width (versus their wider "Mega" version which is advertised as EE/EEE), as I did not have any...
06-15-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By mprince

I've been running the same Shimano ST-7700...

I've been running the same Shimano ST-7700 brifters since 2001, many miles in a variety of conditions, have never done anything other than replace cables and hoods and to this day they work as well...
06-11-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 844,133
Posted By mprince

I had the same bike as my first Ironman, and yes...

I had the same bike as my first Ironman, and yes I believe it was a 1987 model. If I was like a foot shorter (I'm 6'4", so maybe 8 inches shorter :)) I'd buy that fine example from you, good luck...
06-11-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

My SIDI's are "new" enough to be made of Lorica,...

My SIDI's are "new" enough to be made of Lorica, which doesn't stretch. I just bought replacement insoles from SIDI for them (Energy 2 shoes) and they "fit like a glove" so I'm fairly confident that...
06-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By mprince

I have similarly sized (length) feet as the OP,...

I have similarly sized (length) feet as the OP, and SIDI's are a pretty good fit for me - I wear a 48 which is snug but comfortable. My SIDI's are 20 years old and still going strong. I recently...
06-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mprince

Here's a Columbus model, 45mm rake though. ...

Here's a Columbus model, 45mm rake though.
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06-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By mprince

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a...

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a schrader hole to fit presta valves. This would prevent the pv from getting pulled (or pushed) into the oversize hole and damaging the tube at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By mprince

Are you sure about those stem diameters? 31.8 is...

Are you sure about those stem diameters? 31.8 is the standard bar diameter, the older standard is 26.0. The 25.4 sounds like the steer tube diameter if you have a 1" steerer, the next road bike...
06-05-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By mprince

Here's one:...

Here's one: https://www.modernbike.com/wheels-manufacturing-cn-r096-105-5500-105-1055-front-cone-12.7-x-15.0mm

Looks like you would need to transfer the cap and rubber seal over to the new cone.
06-01-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,539
Posted By mprince

I've used Jobst Brandt's book as well as Lennard...

I've used Jobst Brandt's book as well as Lennard Zinn's book as my "go-to's" when wheelbuilding. And to a previous comment, no you don't need truing stands, dishing gauges, tension gauges, etc. to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,816
Posted By mprince

There is some irony in that statement given the...

There is some irony in that statement given the OP stated he did zero maintenance (beyond chain lubing) or cleaning over the 8 years/5K miles he used the bike. Any wear or damage has already...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,816
Posted By mprince

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage,...

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage, until I pull it down and ride it multiple times per week :).

Do I wish I could fit wider tires to it? Yes, but that's not a sane reason not to...
05-28-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By mprince

Ritchey makes one, goes for about $90. WCS C220....

Ritchey makes one, goes for about $90. WCS C220. +/- 6 rise.
05-28-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,379
Posted By mprince

I used to use a gauge long ago, I think it was an...

I used to use a gauge long ago, I think it was an Accu-Rite or something like that, it was digital and measured to the 1/2 psi. It didn't lose any pressure either. In any case, I stopped using it...
05-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By mprince

The first thing you will need to determine is...

The first thing you will need to determine is what size seatpost your frame requires. A caliper will help determine this, sizes for older bikes will be somewhere in the range of 25.0mm to 27.2mm. ...
05-26-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By mprince

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, ...

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, easiest way to check is remove it and put a straightedge to it or roll the tube across a table or countertop.

I wouldn't let that stop me from buying...
05-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By mprince

I've had no issues ordering from Merlin. I have...

I've had no issues ordering from Merlin. I have not had the need to return anything though, and that is usually where the complaints come from when ordering from an international shop.
05-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By mprince

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels -...

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels - Dura-Ace 7700 32h hubs, DT Champion spokes (14/15/14) with brass nipples and silver Mavic Open Pro rims. Original build in 2001 (when I was much lighter)...
05-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mprince

Lower left hand corner of screen (at least on...

Lower left hand corner of screen (at least on desktop view), you can change the forum mask (or whatever it's called) to "BikeForumsNG"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,654
Posted By mprince

This thread has gotten to me - I passed my wife...

This thread has gotten to me - I passed my wife in the hall and waved, she didn't wave back, actually she asked me why the F I was waving at her. Now I have to live forever with an arrogant...
05-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 841
Posted By mprince

Tape your key fob to the inside of your crankarm,...

Tape your key fob to the inside of your crankarm, and tell everyone it's for your power meter :)
05-18-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,356
Posted By mprince

I know exactly what you are pointing out (based...

I know exactly what you are pointing out (based on the clarification of your question), and responded accordingly in my last post. Those "tiny cut outs" are likely a byproduct of the rim...
05-18-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,356
Posted By mprince

Those small holes are not anything to worry...

Those small holes are not anything to worry about. There is no "etching", they are clearly drilled. Possibly to support the machine Reynolds used to build the original wheel. In any case, those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,654
Posted By mprince

On my ride yesterday I stopped to help someone...

On my ride yesterday I stopped to help someone who had a flat tire, gave them my only spare tube, helped them install and inflated with my frame pump. In order to make it home when I was supposed to...
05-17-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 841
Posted By mprince

I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem...

I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem solved :p
05-17-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,356
Posted By mprince

Looks like rivets to hold the "pins" at the...

Looks like rivets to hold the "pins" at the seam.
05-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,284
Posted By mprince

If your shop is not open or won't accept the...

If your shop is not open or won't accept the return, deal with Cannondale Customer Service directly. They have way more influence over your dealer than your money/transaction with them does.
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05-10-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 845
Posted By mprince

In short, no.

In short, no.
05-07-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,356
Posted By mprince

Your hub is fine, if it was mine I would re-build...

Your hub is fine, if it was mine I would re-build with all new spokes. Spokes last a long time, but if the initial build was not properly tensioned this would definitely put more stress (less life)...
05-07-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,898
Posted By mprince

Turbomatic is my #1...

Turbomatic is my #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , it's been on my current bike for many years. #2...
Forum: Foo
05-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By mprince

Ordered something from an online shop earlier...

Ordered something from an online shop earlier this week which showed in stock. Got a message that due to COVID-19 guidelines in their state, there would be a delay in them shipping the item. Only a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,320
Posted By mprince

I'd ride it and learn from the experience...you...

I'd ride it and learn from the experience...you even said you like how it rode. Put the buying experience behind you (since there is little recourse at this point) and enjoy the ride.
05-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By mprince

Better for them to sell with assurances that the...

Better for them to sell with assurances that the company can continue to operate as they have (which has been stated in the articles I have read), than to vanish into the night.
05-06-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By mprince

Those links are for just the housing.

Those links are for just the housing.
05-04-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By mprince

Nothing to see here until they are actually...

Nothing to see here until they are actually used...
05-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 663
Posted By mprince

What's wrong with the Ultegra RD? I'd be...

What's wrong with the Ultegra RD? I'd be inclined to replace like for like if something is wrong with the one currently in use.
Forum: Foo
04-29-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By mprince

I had a recent online bike shop order that got...

I had a recent online bike shop order that got held up for almost a week because the bar tape that was part of the order didn't come in on time (attributed to COVID-19 by the shop). Once they...
04-29-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By mprince

That bike has a threadless stem (stem clamps to...

That bike has a threadless stem (stem clamps to the steerer), if all of the spacers are below the stem, it seems your only option to raise the bars further would be a different (greater rise) stem...
04-27-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 997
Posted By mprince

Other places to look - sometimes presta valves...

Other places to look - sometimes presta valves can tick against the rim, you can try remounting the tire or try applying the small nut that no one uses to the valve stem.

I once had a click that...
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