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09-13-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By ddeand

I agree with the gravel/CX type bike. They cover...

I agree with the gravel/CX type bike. They cover a lot of uses, and if you’re not racing, they can be quite quick.
09-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ddeand

PM sent.

PM sent.
09-07-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for all the input and opinions - I...

Thanks for all the input and opinions - I appreciate it! After riding this “new” CX bike for a few weeks, I think I’m going to keep it and sell my C’dale CAADX. I lose the hydraulic discs, but I gain...
09-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By ddeand

Thanks, I appreciate the response.

Thanks, I appreciate the response.
09-04-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By ddeand

A quick question for those of you who have touted...

A quick question for those of you who have touted the cables fully along the underside if the handlebars (under the bar tape): did you need to use extra-long cables for the rear derailleur, or were...
09-01-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By ddeand

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Bicycle-Derailleur-13T-Tooth-Bike-Rear-Derailleur-Jockey-Wheel-Pulley-LIN/173670037854?hash=item286f8a795e:m:mRS4kG7o8aLv3Gwm09wu1uQ
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By ddeand

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this...

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this week. I had asked when they might be getting to my fork. Apparently, the new forks are being made on a batch-by-batch basis. That makes sense since I...
08-23-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By ddeand

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and...

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and send me the Torpado?
08-21-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By ddeand

Canti brake suggestions, please

I just reworked an older (2005) CX bike that I picked up, and Iím really liking how it rides. I donít race, but I do like gravel rides. My present CX bike has hydraulic disc brakes which are...
08-18-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the suggestions. I got it mostly...

Thanks for the suggestions. I got it mostly sorted, although it just barely shifts smoothly. I’ll ride it like this fir a bit and then see if I can reset things. Thanks again!
08-18-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 131,917
Posted By ddeand

Here's a shot of the spindle - given the nature...

Here's a shot of the spindle - given the nature of the mis-matched cups, it's no surprise that it's not Campy. Should I just start over? I'd still like to do a swap to get an appropriate set of cups....
08-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 131,917
Posted By ddeand

This may be a long shot, but we'll see what's out...

This may be a long shot, but we'll see what's out there. Apparently, the Campy bottom bracket from a project I got consisted of two different types of cups - standard issue on the drive side and...
08-15-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By ddeand

Campy crank/Shimano derailleur issues

I just finished reworking a 2005ish CX bike that came with a Campy Centaur crank. The rest of the drivetrain gear is Shimano 105 from that era. Iím having a devil of a time getting the front...
08-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By ddeand

I found the Preval system gave more consistent...

I found the Preval system gave more consistent results than rattle can paint jobs. I used the Preval stuff for painting guitars.
08-15-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By ddeand

Before I retired, I often commuted to work on...

Before I retired, I often commuted to work on fair-weather days, but if I were doing it now, I’d change a few things. My commute was 13 miles one-way, I weighed around 250lbs (6ft tall), and the...
08-08-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By ddeand

If the bike is going to be used as an all-around...

If the bike is going to be used as an all-around rider (road, commute, gravel, exercise, etc.), then I’d still go with the Scott. [In my earlier post, I had forgotten that it was a carbon framed bike...
08-08-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By ddeand

I’ve had two CAADXs (which I really like), but...

I’ve had two CAADXs (which I really like), but given your choices, I’d likely go with the Scott - just because the additional $$ value generally will get you better wheels, components, and hardware....
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,786
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - thatís how...
08-04-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By ddeand

I’ve been riding the CAADX for about six years...

I’ve been riding the CAADX for about six years (two different bikes) - I use it as a gravel bike as well as a general road bike. It’s fast and comfortable once you get it dialed in to your personal...
08-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 28,635
Posted By ddeand

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike. ...

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/img_2508_43099d6f13f416a5744c2f7307a0b1f82be8624a.jpg
08-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By ddeand

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if...

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if cutting grease. I use it to clean some parts (cranksets and other one-piece items that get greasy), but on derailleurs, cassettes, etc., I use a solvent....
08-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By ddeand

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-31-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By ddeand

Cassette lock rings?

I have a Shimano 9-speed HG cassette that needs to go on a wheel, but I need to get a lock ring for it. Can I use any Shimano HG-labeled lock ring or do I need to get a specific one. E.g., would a...
07-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Posted By ddeand

I had a Campy break like that - made me sad.

I had a Campy break like that - made me sad.
07-27-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

Well . . . the project is on semi-hold for a...

Well . . . the project is on semi-hold for a couple reasons. First, I just picked up an early 2000s CX frame w/hardware that I thought would work for either my son, my grandson, or me. Turns out it’s...
07-24-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

Just to be a bit more clear - I will not be doing...

Just to be a bit more clear - I will not be doing any intense CX riding - maybe the occasional bunny-hop off a curb. The gravel riding will be on pretty decent graded roads and crushed limestone...
07-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

Beautiful Intíl, Andy K! I was going to build the...

Beautiful Intíl, Andy K! I was going to build the Raleigh as a road bike, but maybe Iíll get some 32s and slap them on a set of 7-speed wheels I have to see if they will fit. If I can use the...
07-23-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

The Miyata Pro pretty much covers all the bases,...

The Miyata Pro pretty much covers all the bases, but it sure works well as my main road bike. I’m not sure I want to put bigger tires on it, though. It has a Tange Champion frame, so it is pretty...
07-23-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

Heh, heh. At my age, I generally donít do routes...

Heh, heh. At my age, I generally donít do routes where there are many surprises. I just spent a few days riding my son-in-lawís 1x bike, and I liked it a lot. My gravel riding will be relatively...
07-23-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,599
Posted By ddeand

I want to build a vintage-style CX bike - suggestions please!

While riding my Cannondale CAADX today, I kinda decided that maybe I'd like to sell it, take the proceeds, and build up a nice, older CX-style bike - probably pre-1990 style. The Cannondale is a very...
07-18-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By ddeand

Any idea about what this is? A. Camera - Verona

I ran across this bike today, and it sorta intrigued me. Looks to be from the 1970s, but the components are a real mish-mash. Decals and head badge say A. Camera - Verona, and there are some Campy...
07-05-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By ddeand

If the shop is old and well-established (as it...

If the shop is old and well-established (as it sounds like it is), perhaps you might ask a couple long-time customers and enthusiasts to give you a little advice regarding what sorts if items are...
06-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By ddeand

OK - I think I get it. The washer mainly serves...

OK - I think I get it. The washer mainly serves as a device so the top lock nut can be secured byusing one wrench? I always use two wrenches anyway. I just wanted to make sure the top lock nut would...
06-28-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By ddeand

Threaded headset without the keyed washer

What sort of issues might arise if a threaded headset is used without using the keyed washer? Also, does the thickness of the washer matter? Thanks for any info!
06-27-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By ddeand

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that...

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that were available for old forks, but I was a little surprised to see the one posted by the OP. Was the card suit motif a popular item for forks, or was...
06-25-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,350
Posted By ddeand

I’m working my way back from a pulmonary embolism...

I’m working my way back from a pulmonary embolism and pneumonia a year ago. Plus, I’m working very hard to get my blood sugar diwn from the diabetic range to the pre-diabetic range. So far, so good...
06-25-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,204
Posted By ddeand

A couple of points from working as a bike...

A couple of points from working as a bike salesman for 10 years. First - if youíre spending hundreds or thousands of dollars in a bike, you probably should know as much about the bike(s) as possible,...
06-21-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By ddeand

I was looking for a similar pair a number of...

I was looking for a similar pair a number of years ago when I worked in a bike shop. I needed stiff shoes fir mountain biking, but I wasn’t going to clip in. Finally picked up a pair of Scott Trail...
06-17-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By ddeand

I’ve bought a couple sets of these - one set for...

I’ve bought a couple sets of these - one set for my grandson’s road bike and a set for one of my bikes. I got the smaller road style pedals (R87) and like them a lot. Good price, too....
06-04-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By ddeand

This is going to be another great thread! Thanks!

This is going to be another great thread! Thanks!
06-04-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By ddeand

A couple years ago when I was visiting my...

A couple years ago when I was visiting my daughter in Boulder, I stopped in at The Pro’s Closet, a big shop that only sells used stuff mostly online. They have a small, eclectic collection of vintage...
05-27-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By ddeand

I think the most important factor in getting a...

I think the most important factor in getting a floor pump is the barrel material. Plastic (cheapest) is least desireable, aluminum OK, and steel is the best. Beyond that, you’re paying for head...
05-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By ddeand

I've reworked a few vintage bikes over the past...

I've reworked a few vintage bikes over the past couple years and have added brifters to most of them (for various reasons). Basically, I went to brifters because of age and experience (both young and...
05-23-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By ddeand

I have a bike with the same brakes as the OP, and...

I have a bike with the same brakes as the OP, and they were noisy from the get-go. They emitted a grating sound when they were applied, and the rear also had a howling sound. I centered the brakes,...
05-20-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,687
Posted By ddeand

I was very surprised, too. Cannondale (or whoever...

I was very surprised, too. Cannondale (or whoever manufactures their frames) has something called the SAVE technique for hydroforming the aluminum frames, and that allows for some forgiveness to be...
05-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,687
Posted By ddeand

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase...

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase that carries a tinge of snobbish weight. Basically an iteration of “Look at me, I’m retro and therefore I’m cool.” Mind you, I’m only referring to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,826
Posted By ddeand

Lezyne for me. I had a flat a couple days ago and...

Lezyne for me. I had a flat a couple days ago and was a little worried I’d screw up the inflation, but it worked well (I hadn’t had a flat for three years). I’d suggest that regardless if which CO2...
05-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,170
Posted By ddeand

Picked one up yesterday for the garage. It will...

Picked one up yesterday for the garage. It will be a lot easier than hauling the bikes to the basement or hauling the big stand to the garage.
05-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the suggestions. I can go with regular...

Thanks for the suggestions. I can go with regular side pull brakes if I have to. I also tried a Tange Levin headset (nice classic look), but had to switch to the cheaper Tange Passage to gain a few...
05-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By ddeand

Threaded steerer question

I have a fork that is not original to a frame, and I really need to make this work. With the headset installed, the top lock nut has enough of the steerer threads in it to make me comfortable with...
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