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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Litespud

No reason why you shouldnít be able to use your...

No reason why you shouldnít be able to use your 52 on the double crankset, as long as (1) theyíre both standard 5 arm conformation, as opposed to the Campag ďhidden 5th armĒ design, and (2) theyíre...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 300
Posted By Litespud

Everything trickles down eventually

Everything trickles down eventually
02-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By Litespud

Is the gap consistent all the way around? Maybe...

Is the gap consistent all the way around? Maybe the BB shell wasn't properly faced, so it's not perfectly flat and perpendicular to the BB axis (winging it here - not too familiar with press-fit...
02-24-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Litespud

The return spring on the brake has likely become...

The return spring on the brake has likely become dislodged or snapped (happens) - may be fixable without having to remove the caliper if it's dislodged. Take a look at how the spring on the rear...
02-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Litespud

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís...

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís not going to crumple. Personally Iíd have no concerns riding the frame
02-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,104
Posted By Litespud

Pretty hard to ride a bike around a yacht....

Pretty hard to ride a bike around a yacht....
02-22-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,229
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical off-road -...

I see gravel riding as non-technical off-road - mud, grass, fire roads, even gravel, I suppose
02-21-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,515
Posted By Litespud

this is why Iím so conflicted about buying a...

this is why Iím so conflicted about buying a Colnago Master for my next significant birthday. Itís the antithesis of my current unpainted Ti ride which has no finish to ding
02-19-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By Litespud

I lightly grease the male threads only, then...

I lightly grease the male threads only, then tighten up as much as the dumb little tool that engages the slots on the back of the Al nuts will allow. I use a 5mm "L" Allen key, so I'm not torquing...
02-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Litespud

great road cycling up there as well. Hilly AF,...

great road cycling up there as well. Hilly AF, but beautiful country.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By Litespud

I honestly canít tell the ride difference between...

I honestly canít tell the ride difference between Ti and steel. Tiís great for low maintenance, but if youíre diligent about keeping your bike clean etc (Iím not) thereís no real difference
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By Litespud

Both look pretty old (quill stems!), but...

Both look pretty old (quill stems!), but personally Iíd go with the Masi in a heartbeat - Record 10 (is it 9 or 10?) is a beautiful groupset. Iíd say be aware that 10sp stuff (eg cassettes & rings)...
02-17-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Litespud

bearings are measured in imperial, so these are...

bearings are measured in imperial, so these are 1/4Ē bearings. You can certainly get them in a decent hardware store, but Iíd get them at a bike shop to ensure youíre getting the appropriate quality...
02-17-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Litespud

No itís not normal. BBs should be ďset it and...

No itís not normal. BBs should be ďset it and forget itĒ. Did you use a torque wrench to install the bb? These usually need significant grunt to install correctly. What can you tell us about the BB...
02-16-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By Litespud

imo the cable should be quite tight, with no...

imo the cable should be quite tight, with no slack at any point. I call it ďguitar string tightĒ, although thatís a slight exaggeration
02-14-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By Litespud

even a 50t chainring with a 10t sprocket at a...

even a 50t chainring with a 10t sprocket at a cadence of 100 rpm will yield only 500 rpm. Youíd need to link that to another 10:1 drive to get to 5000 rpm - I suppose you could get up to that rpm if...
02-14-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Litespud

pump the tires at any position you like, as the...

pump the tires at any position you like, as the incoming air will clear the valve barrel of any residual sealant, but if youíre checking the pressure sometime thereafter, I would have the valves at 6...
02-12-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,994
Posted By Litespud

down to ~zero C. I really donít know how the wax...

down to ~zero C. I really donít know how the wax will behave at significantly lower temps, but I imagine it would get harder and more brittle
02-11-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,994
Posted By Litespud

Not laughing at all - just that my experience...

Not laughing at all - just that my experience differs - the newly waxed chain starts out jumping around the place, and the RD bounces back & forth a bit, but 1-2 trips around the sprockets and the...
02-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,994
Posted By Litespud

Not sure I see the problem. Wax hardens to...

Not sure I see the problem. Wax hardens to essentially a solid, and the colder it gets the more brittle it gets. Once I put a freshly waxed chain on the bike on a stand, I run it through the gears...
02-10-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,811
Posted By Litespud

I bought a 3-speed commuter from Nashbar a while...

I bought a 3-speed commuter from Nashbar a while back - boat-anchor heavy steel, three speeds, coaster brake, fenders etc, for ~$230. I added a cheap front caliper brake, basket and rear rack and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By Litespud

Iíve been pondering a Master for my next...

Iíve been pondering a Master for my next significant birthday (60th) in a couple of years - if I did, I would simply move my current all-silver Chorus 10 groupset over - itís all in great shape, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Litespud

Iíve always found the Salmons to be a bit grabby...

Iíve always found the Salmons to be a bit grabby in the dry, but the wet performance more than makes up for this. Have had them on all my ďgoodĒ bikes for as long as I can remember
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By Litespud

about half the time Iíve gone to replace a set of...

about half the time Iíve gone to replace a set of chainrings, Iíve opted for a ďnewĒ (NOS) complete crankset on eBay. I can generally upgrade my crankset for less than a pair of new rings, and I...
02-06-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By Litespud

what would you be welding to fix a divot like...

what would you be welding to fix a divot like this?
02-05-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Litespud

almost certainly a 39. I imagine they were using...

almost certainly a 39. I imagine they were using 135mm BCD cranks, which limited things to 39. Not sure if they had road triples in the 80s, and the track crank sets were 144mm BCD IIRC
02-05-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By Litespud

couple of metal straps, 1Ē diam. pipe spanning...

couple of metal straps, 1Ē diam. pipe spanning the joists. You could hang and many bike as will fit. No problem
02-05-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By Litespud

I honestly donít see that top tube crumpling...

I honestly donít see that top tube crumpling under any normal use. In any event, itís not like itís not right in front of you if, by some remote chance, it started to go. The top tube is under...
02-04-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Litespud

Pretty much every pair of low-cost pedals I have...

Pretty much every pair of low-cost pedals I have bought (usu platform pedals for runabouts & early FG forays) has arrived with rough bearings, as a result of either being adjusted too tight or...
02-04-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,108
Posted By Litespud

Depends on the size of the bet.....😀

Depends on the size of the bet.....😀
02-04-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By Litespud

I agree - I think at this point the OP would be...

I agree - I think at this point the OP would be better off getting a new crankset and BB, and starting with a clean (and properly torqued!) slate
02-03-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By Litespud

How do you figure it's a steel crank? The pic...

How do you figure it's a steel crank? The pic above shows that it's well chewed up- way more so than the spindle, suggesting that it's Al. In any case, it's toast.
02-01-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Litespud

Sounds like the angle of the chain is...

Sounds like the angle of the chain is sufficiently sharp that is it snagging the shifting pins on the middle- and large chainrings. The pins are there to catch the chain and help lift it up onto the...
02-01-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,081
Posted By Litespud

Shifting overall has improved, number of...

Shifting overall has improved, number of available gears has increased, but I don't know if I would single out derailleurs as having changed much. The basic technology certainly hasn't changed As...
02-01-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Litespud

have you determined the specific cause for the...

have you determined the specific cause for the freehub failure? Concluding thatís itís beyond long-term salvage without having done this is a bit premature (nothing wrong with just wanting new stuff...
02-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Litespud

I agree - Allen-head fasteners are a relatively...

I agree - Allen-head fasteners are a relatively recent addition to bike tech - Iím trying to recall if any of my bikes from the 70s or even early 80s had Allen fasteners - I donít think so. The other...
02-01-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,535
Posted By Litespud

too-nice drivers = ďNiceholesĒ - well-meaning...

too-nice drivers = ďNiceholesĒ - well-meaning wild cards who screw things up for everyone
01-31-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Litespud

good explanation - thanks 👍

good explanation - thanks 👍
01-31-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Litespud

what are the shifting ramps lining up with? AFAIK...

what are the shifting ramps lining up with? AFAIK all of the shaped teeth and pins are an the big ring, so theyíre inherently lined up with each other. Donít think the small ring has anything but...
01-31-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By Litespud

I always squirt some lube into the derailleur and...

I always squirt some lube into the derailleur and brake pivot points after I wash the bike, since this involves some indiscriminate squishing about with a soapy sponge and a hose rinse (because Iím a...
01-26-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,959
Posted By Litespud

I start the wrap with a little overlap and then...

I start the wrap with a little overlap and then use a blade to trim it flush with the bar end. Way cleaner and no trying to stuff bar tape into the hole.
01-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Litespud

I've been using the same Rolf external cam...

I've been using the same Rolf external cam skewers for ~17 years, and see no reason to change. I inspect them and give them a lick of grease every so often. I personally would avoid Al or even Ti...
01-25-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By Litespud

I would've left the chain a little linger - that...

I would've left the chain a little linger - that big/big looks painful
01-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Litespud

your risk evaluation was spot-on 🙄

your risk evaluation was spot-on 🙄
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,788
Posted By Litespud

Whats a dog whistle in this context? Does it...

Whats a dog whistle in this context? Does it attract or repel dogs?
01-24-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,277
Views: 155,175
Posted By Litespud

88 miles, av 17.4 mph, 4600 ft vertical. Cold as...

88 miles, av 17.4 mph, 4600 ft vertical. Cold as a mofo - for me at least (high 30s)
01-23-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,247
Posted By Litespud

mid to upper 30s is as low as Iíll go - lower...

mid to upper 30s is as low as Iíll go - lower than that and Iím dealing with frozen roads and/or dressing like the Michelin Man, and whereís the fun in that?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Litespud

2155/2100 = 1.026. Thatís the conversion factor....

2155/2100 = 1.026. Thatís the conversion factor. If you leave the computer set for the 700c wheelset, your actual speed when using the 650b wheelset will be the computer readout divided by 1.026...
01-21-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By Litespud

IIRC the downtube is normally under tension...

IIRC the downtube is normally under tension (while the TT and ST are under compression). In this situation, assuming I really wanted to eke some miles out of the frame (as opposed to buying a $150...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By Litespud

I put on a new cassette and set of 3 chains every...

I put on a new cassette and set of 3 chains every 12-14k miles. if either of the chainrings starts making noise with a new chain, I replace the chainring, even if there's no obvious "hooking" of the...
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