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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By DaveSSS

Zondas work great with 25mm tires and reduced...

Zondas work great with 25mm tires and reduced pressure. The ride is greatly improved over 23mm tires with 10-15 psi more pressure. I have them on two bikes. They will also accommodate 28mm tires with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By DaveSSS

I would expect 30-40% off. I just bought a...

I would expect 30-40% off. I just bought a current model frame at 36% off. There's a lot of mark up on bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By DaveSSS

Did you read the first post, or watch the Oz...

Did you read the first post, or watch the Oz cycling video? That's where the claim of major chain wear comes from.

One problem is that few people understand and measure the three types of wear. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By DaveSSS

Use whatever saddle angle works for you. My SMP...

Use whatever saddle angle works for you. My SMP stratos is set nose down 2-3 degrees, with a 10cm saddle to bar drop. There is certainly no rule that saddles should be level.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DaveSSS

Check your saddle fore/aft position, compared to...

Check your saddle fore/aft position, compared to your other bike. The new has the saddle shoved forward and a short stem. If that still produces a 20mm longer reach, the fit on one of the bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By DaveSSS

This time, but some campagnolo zonda wheels from...

This time, but some campagnolo zonda wheels from probikekit.com.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By DaveSSS

If your upper jockey pulley won't clear the...

If your upper jockey pulley won't clear the largest sprocket when in the little ring, first be sure the B screw is in all the way. A longer B screw might fix the problem. That's what I found with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,854
Posted By DaveSSS

At least with AXS you can keep spare batteries. ...

At least with AXS you can keep spare batteries. I carry a spare with me on my rides. Two spares is not unreasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By DaveSSS

A taller stack height does not produce a more...

A taller stack height does not produce a more comfortable ride. It does change the lowest possible bar height. I'm comfortable with my 10cm saddle to bar drop, but if you only want less, then plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,908
Posted By DaveSSS

155 is twenty pounds more than I weigh. I was fat...

155 is twenty pounds more than I weigh. I was fat at 148. Now I'm back to 133-135. I can wear all of my old jerseys that date back to the early 90's.

As for tire pressure, 85 front, 90 rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,981
Posted By DaveSSS

Don't forget stem angle when adjusting bar...

Don't forget stem angle when adjusting bar height. Adding spacers is not the only option. I need no spacers with a -17 stem. Changing to a -6 raises the bars by 2cm. Flipping that stem to a +6...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By DaveSSS

A racing 3 would be a significant step up, with...

A racing 3 would be a significant step up, with the hubs having Campy's caged ball hubs, rather than cartridge bearings. That's what makes the Campy zonda such a steal. I've got two bikes with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By DaveSSS

Before buying something new, try to find the...

Before buying something new, try to find the stack and reach values for your frame and figure out your stem angle, so you can figure out how a new bike will fit. It's not rocket science. Endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By DaveSSS

Unless you're racing at a high level, aero wheels...

Unless you're racing at a high level, aero wheels wheels may just be a waste of money. One of the disadvantages of buying a complete bike, is many included items may not be what you want, like the...
09-02-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By DaveSSS

Probably, but it depends on how much you can get...

Probably, but it depends on how much you can get reselling the cassette and chain. The cassette usually goes for $185 and the chain about $50. Pink jersey was fair if you asked to skip a part or two...
09-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been using Campy chorus 12 for over a year....

I've been using Campy chorus 12 for over a year. It works with an axs chain. Campy is only brand making a 12 speed mechanical group. I got my complete groups from pinkjersey.com I recently tried a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By DaveSSS

Check out bike exchange. There are some nice...

Check out bike exchange. There are some nice Colnago clx disc models still left. Just compare the stack and reach.

https://www.bikeexchange.com/s/road-bikes/colnago
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By DaveSSS

I've used pro 3 and pro 4 models of various sorts...

I've used pro 3 and pro 4 models of various sorts over the years. The new power endurance model is much better, but currently hard to find. I'm buying more whenever I find some in 25mm with red side...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By DaveSSS

That may have been me, but sram 12 requires a...

That may have been me, but sram 12 requires a change to an XDR freehub body.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,354
Posted By DaveSSS

Stock bikes come with a big stack of spacers...

Stock bikes come with a big stack of spacers under the stem to allow vertical adjustment of bar height, a stem length and angle that may place the bars too high or low and a bar reach that my be too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By DaveSSS

I put chorus 12 on one bike last July, replacing...

I put chorus 12 on one bike last July, replacing 2018 chorus 11. I liked it so well that I bought a second group for my other bike. I really needed the new 48/32 crank and 11-34 cassette for riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy no longer makes 10 speed cassettes, except...

Campy no longer makes 10 speed cassettes, except at the lowly centaur level. I had centaur 12-32 11 speed cassettes on my bikes a couple of years ago. Shifting was OK, but not the best. Any higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By DaveSSS

I would definitely go with the new 12 speed. ...

I would definitely go with the new 12 speed. It's a major improvement, as long as the all black parts don't bother you. The only issue I had after more than a year on Chorus 12 was the return of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,365
Posted By DaveSSS

Unfortunately no. The wireless communication...

Unfortunately no. The wireless communication used for the new etap AXS is not compatible with etap 11. Etap 11 also used shimano splined freehubs and AXS uses the totally new XDR freehub.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,365
Posted By DaveSSS

It could be that the chain drops are not all the...

It could be that the chain drops are not all the fault of the FD. Chain rings must also be designed with ramps and pins to produce the best shifting. I'm new to SRAM, but have been assembling my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,365
Posted By DaveSSS

Be sure that you're looking at AXS 12 speed etap,...

Be sure that you're looking at AXS 12 speed etap, not 11 speed. The 11 speed version is dead and not a current production offering. A complete force group was about $1000 more than ultegra, but...
08-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,279
Posted By DaveSSS

The big ring is used until the next to largest...

The big ring is used until the next to largest sprocket is used. If you need a lower/slower gear change to the little ring, usually followed by shifting 1 to 3 sprockets smaller. I always shift 2...
08-04-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By DaveSSS

I use a torque wrench on threaded bottom brackets...

I use a torque wrench on threaded bottom brackets and cassette lock rings - the big stuff - and every thing else is done by feel. It would be stupid to post a torque value, assuming no lubrication. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By DaveSSS

The black chorus 12 levers are not anodized, they...

The black chorus 12 levers are not anodized, they are painted black with a clear coat.

From what I've read, a good 1x setup needs a narrow/wide chain ring.

Campy will introduce their first 1x...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By DaveSSS

Your knee could be 2cm behind KOP and it wouldn't...

Your knee could be 2cm behind KOP and it wouldn't hurt a thing.
07-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,523
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy was first with road 12 speed and used the...

Campy was first with road 12 speed and used the same hubs as 9,10 and 11. They've been leading with their road groups, from 10 to 11 to 12.

Campy offers XDR and microspline conversions for many...
07-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,424
Posted By DaveSSS

I used home brew - mineral spirits and motor oil...

I used home brew - mineral spirits and motor oil or gear lube for many years. I got good chain life, but it created a dirty mess that I was constantly wiping off the chain and cassette. If I was to...
07-10-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,424
Posted By DaveSSS

Paraffin oil evaporates very slowly and is used...

Paraffin oil evaporates very slowly and is used in an attempt to soften hot dip wax. Naphtha is not used for that purpose. It evaporates very fast, so it works only to dissolve paraffin or a...
07-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,523
Posted By DaveSSS

Two bikes is plenty. The second can be handy if...

Two bikes is plenty. The second can be handy if the first needs some sort of repair. I liked my Colnago C-RS so well that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to update my 16 year old LOOK KG-461 for...
07-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,523
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been riding on all types of terrain for 40...

I've been riding on all types of terrain for 40 years and never had an 18T sprocket. Riders in pan flat Holland whine about it too. It's never bothered me.

My current bike has a 48/32 with an...
06-29-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By DaveSSS

Big yawn. Total idiot move at 5:31. Most turns...

Big yawn. Total idiot move at 5:31. Most turns were big sweepers. Disc brakes not needed for the minor speed reductions needed. If there were grades of 10% or more, the speeds should be higher. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By DaveSSS

The 48/32 would be cross chained and not the best...

The 48/32 would be cross chained and not the best selection. The 32/21 is the better choice.

Every gearing setup has a transition speed where below that speed, the little ring is the better...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By DaveSSS

You might benefit from cleat wedges. I use one on...

You might benefit from cleat wedges. I use one on my left cleat only, even with my custom cycling shoes with custom footbeds.

Google bikefit cleat wedges.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,411
Posted By DaveSSS

The fit looks like a short reach and very little...

The fit looks like a short reach and very little saddle to bar drop. If you have too much weight on your hands, try moving the saddle back. If you have a zero setback post, try a 25mm setback model....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,700
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm sold on Michelin tires. The new power...

I'm sold on Michelin tires. The new power endurance is puncture resistant, supple and extremely long wearing. There are several other models with different properties that might have more appeal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,724
Posted By DaveSSS

I really have no idea how many miles you could...

I really have no idea how many miles you could get from a 12 speed cassette, since it's not been out long. Using the 11 speed example above, I assume that each of 8 chains used in 20,000 miles is...
06-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,281
Posted By DaveSSS

I use a very small cateye strada triple wireless ...

I use a very small cateye strada triple wireless computer with speed, heart rate and cadence. It will run run for a year with a 2032 battery in each of the three parts - the heart rate monitor, the...
06-08-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By DaveSSS

I use jb weld epoxy in the large 10 ounce tubes. ...

I use jb weld epoxy in the large 10 ounce tubes. I make a foam rubber plug to keep the epoxy from running down the steering tube. I've used a 1 inch star nut with the tips ground down so it slips...
05-28-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy made a change to the freehub body, maybe 25...

Campy made a change to the freehub body, maybe 25 years ago, when they changed from a small diameter steel axle to a larger diameter aluminum axle. The thread size on the freehub body was enlarged at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By DaveSSS

Look frames are high quality, but that model has...

Look frames are high quality, but that model has to be quite old. I recently sold a kg461 frame only for $250 on Ebay, but it was 16 years old. It sat in my basement for 8 years, so it was in very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By DaveSSS

Be sure you have good quality cycling shorts, not...

Be sure you have good quality cycling shorts, not cheap stuff. The padding in a short can bunch up and cause discomfort.

I found smp saddles work great for me. I just followed the smp...
05-23-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By DaveSSS

Chains joined by a quick link must be broken by...

Chains joined by a quick link must be broken by removing the quick link. Never had to do that on the road in all my years of riding. A wipperman link requires no tool to remove.
05-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By DaveSSS

Modern 10-12 speed chains are all flush pin types...

Modern 10-12 speed chains are all flush pin types that should never be connected without a quick link or special joining pin. Ancient 6-9 speed chains may still be protruding pin chains that can be...
05-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,882
Posted By DaveSSS

There is no alcohol product that should be used...

There is no alcohol product that should be used for chain cleaning. No acetone either, unless you're also trying to remove water. Oz doesn't know much about solvents. Mineral spirits is good. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,305
Posted By DaveSSS

Your comments should be directed to SMP, not me....

Your comments should be directed to SMP, not me. All I said was that I followed the SMP suggestions and it worked for me. I set my bike up for climbing, with the saddle fairly far back on a 25mm...
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