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07-16-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By ronin4740

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. ...

Similar story here - won't bore you with it. Weight loss was easy in the 30's and not too hard in the 40's is getting harder and harder in the 50's... Did the Keto diet 18 months ago and lost a...
07-15-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By ronin4740

You might want to see if there's a Bike Co-Op or...

You might want to see if there's a Bike Co-Op or Project in your city. If so see what, if anything, they have available in your size. You're likely to get a better bike than the Huffy and a better...
07-11-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By ronin4740

I do both. I stand to give myself a little break...

I do both. I stand to give myself a little break from trying to grind/spin my way up the hill then sit back down after say 20-40 revolutions of the crank, repeating as needed until I'm at the top or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By ronin4740

I test rode bikes with hydraulic and mechanical...

I test rode bikes with hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes last year when I was trying to find one which fit me. At that time Di2 wasn't in my budget but bikes with 105 and Ultegra mechanical...
07-10-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By ronin4740

Pad or Arm you should be able to replace it. ...

Pad or Arm you should be able to replace it. Both may require an adjustable wrench and/or an allen key wrench but either is pretty easy... Let us know which it is and I'm sure someone here can help...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By ronin4740

I have a set of the older version of these: ...

I have a set of the older version of these:

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07-09-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By ronin4740

Since the upper one isn't marked for direction...

Since the upper one isn't marked for direction you might try flipping it around and see if that makes a difference. If it's only missing in the smallest cog on the cassette maybe it's a B screw...
07-09-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By ronin4740

At least they aren't triple squares... :) I'd...

At least they aren't triple squares... :) I'd like to thank VW for my introduction to them when the electric hatch opener in my Tiguan failed and I needed to replace it. The triple squares were...
07-08-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By ronin4740

Mavic Aksium spoke nipples?

Any ideas where I can get a handful of spoke nipples for a silver (Aluminum) Mavic Aksium rear wheel with bladed spokes and a 8/9/10 speed compatible freewheel? The wheel set is circa 2007-2009 I...
07-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By ronin4740

Ya, I agree that I should have taken photos of...

Ya, I agree that I should have taken photos of how it was assembled before disassembling it... and will do so in the future :)
07-04-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By ronin4740

Thanks ! I'll have another look and make sure I...

Thanks ! I'll have another look and make sure I have the middle gear phased properly.
07-03-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By ronin4740

Shimano 105 Triple Chainring Octalink - assembly question

I pulled the cranks on my 105 triple equipped road bike, disassembled the chainrings and cleaned them. Now for the life of me I can't remember which way the middle and inner chainrings face.

Both...
07-03-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By ronin4740

My tune on tubeless might be changing... Prior to...

My tune on tubeless might be changing... Prior to my ride last night I noticed that the rear tire, a Giant Gavia SL 700X25C tubeless tire, had developed a pimple... My first thought was that a pimple...
06-28-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By ronin4740

*chuckle* some good answers and some funny...

*chuckle* some good answers and some funny answers in here - thanks all! I don't know why a couple of degrees out of true bothers me so much but it does...

If the SpurTru were $40.00 I'd...
06-27-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By ronin4740

Trick to perfectly straight handlebars?

What's your secret to getting your handlebars dead straight?

The shop serviced my headset and the bar is slightly crooked. I took it back (the shop was on my training ride route this evening) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By ronin4740

True but I'm willing to bet that since they...

True but I'm willing to bet that since they didn't swap the groupsets onto the same bike each tester could tell the difference from the instant they climbed on...

I believe they tried to honestly...
Forum: Southwest
06-27-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By ronin4740

Daspydyr - I hear its a great ride. Well...

Daspydyr - I hear its a great ride. Well supported, fun and great stuff to snack on along the way... but I've never been able to ride it as it's the same weekend as the Reno Air Races which I...
06-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,764
Posted By ronin4740

While I don't have any advice to offer I wanted...

While I don't have any advice to offer I wanted to mention that I'm enjoying following the updates in this thread :) Looking forward to hearing about and maybe seeing photos of the finished product!
06-27-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By ronin4740

Thought I'd share that while getting ready to go...

Thought I'd share that while getting ready to go on a ride the other night my rear tire decided leak from a pin hole sized puncture after I pumped it up to riding pressure and was adding air to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

Ya... I'm going to wish I'd brought the USB...

Ya... I'm going to wish I'd brought the USB adapter with me. The shop may have one though. I can at least show him what I'm talking about in the Android app.

Guess I could download the iOS app...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

The video is great but he never shows moving the...

The video is great but he never shows moving the top down in blue on the left side. That's what I haven't been able to figure out how to do. In my configuration I'd want that blue highlight to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

11-32 isn't an option when etube sees a short...

11-32 isn't an option when etube sees a short cage derailleur. 11-28 is the largest selection.

I'd also like it to shift down to the little chain ring from the big chain ring when going from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

The cost of the 11-32 cassette and the gs cage...

The cost of the 11-32 cassette and the gs cage parts was less than the cost of a smaller ultegra chainring set.

Also now I have a spare 11-28 cassette if I decide to buy a tacx smart trainer for...
06-23-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,712
Posted By ronin4740

I bought one of these at REI during the last...

I bought one of these at REI during the last sale:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

Okay. If you guys think it's okay to leave it...

Okay. If you guys think it's okay to leave it setup this way with a 52/36 front chain ring set I guess I just won't worry about it then... Was a little worried as on the way up the cassette the sync...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ronin4740

Ultegra Di2 Rear Derailer - today I learned...

Today I learned that an Ultegra RD-6870-SS Short Cage Derailleur is firmware locked to not allow the configuration of an 11-32 cassette in the eTube software... So even though you can replace the...
06-23-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Wel ... I replaced the bottom bracket and now I...

Wel ... I replaced the bottom bracket and now I can't get the FD to index correctly. Pretty sure I got the pedals and front chain rings assembled righ ... Guess I'll wait a few more daysfor the sora...
06-22-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By ronin4740

Good advice. I'll see who the guy I work with...

Good advice. I'll see who the guy I work with who's much more a serious rider recommends.

That said scale says 233 this morning :-)
06-20-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By ronin4740

Pure Cycles Original - smaller chain ring?

Just picked up a four year old, lightly used Pure Cycles Romeo with a 44T chainring. The chainring is five bolt pattern...

I hope to commute to work on it and realize that a fixie exists to...
06-20-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Cables cut and heat shrink used to seal the ends....

Cables cut and heat shrink used to seal the ends.

For a lark I connected the three speed Sora FD shifter to the 105 FD and was able to adjust it to shift through the triple properly on the bike...
06-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,500
Posted By ronin4740

I'm 5'10", 53 and well north of 200lbs. Saddles...

I'm 5'10", 53 and well north of 200lbs. Saddles and I don't like each other at all... I've tried quite a few over the past few years and have finally decided that the one which works best for me is...
06-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,182
Posted By ronin4740

I recently bought a used 2017 Giant TCR bike,...

I recently bought a used 2017 Giant TCR bike, rode it a few times with the factory saddle and decided it wasn't going to work for me.

Purchased a Selle SMP Well and after a few rides have it...
06-20-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,854
Posted By ronin4740

Yes... I've been regretting selling the 90's...

Yes... I've been regretting selling the 90's Specialized Rock Hopper I used to own for a long, long time :)
06-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,854
Posted By ronin4740

Am I the only older rider who's a bit out of...

Am I the only older rider who's a bit out of shape that would like to see a flat bar option on gravel bikes? Seems to me that the shorter reach that the flat bar provides makes the bike much more...
06-20-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Whoops! Fixed that!!! Now I just need to...

Whoops! Fixed that!!!

Now I just need to borrow a bike shops cable cutter and cable cap crimp tool. Then it's a waiting game while the FD is in transit from Poland to the USA...
06-19-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By ronin4740

Done! Bought the $5 tubing cutter, used some 3 in...

Done! Bought the $5 tubing cutter, used some 3 in 1 oil. Nice flat cut . Used the dremmel sanding drum to remove the flair from the ends.

Thanks fur the suggestions!
06-19-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Build is coming along . Question - do Sora...

Build is coming along .

Question - do Sora shifters go on in the inside or outside of the brakes ?

Thanks!...
06-19-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By ronin4740

Thanks again all! The tube cutter looks to be...

Thanks again all! The tube cutter looks to be the tool for the job. I'll stop by Harbor Freight and pick one up - yes, I know their tool quality isn't the best but I'm only going to do this once or...
06-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By ronin4740

True that :) Thanks!

True that :) Thanks!
06-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By ronin4740

Sizing/Cutting MTB handlebars

Am mounting a new aluminum MTB handlebar and am considering using a Dremel tool with a cut off wheel to make the cut rather than a hacksaw. Any thoughts on the sanity of doing so?

Thanks!
Forum: Southwest
06-18-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By ronin4740

Reno here. Lots of riding with the...

Reno here. Lots of riding with the Procrastinating Pedalers. Have done the Verdi ride so many times I think I could do it blindfolded... :) Lately have been using the SW Connector path a lot to...
06-16-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,085
Posted By ronin4740

I recently bought a gently used Giant TCR with...

I recently bought a gently used Giant TCR with Ultegra Di2 and I love it. It shifts so much better than the 105 triple on the Fuji Roubaix is replacing ever did...

200 miles in and I haven't...
06-14-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By ronin4740

Thanks all. I'll take your advice and see how it...

Thanks all. I'll take your advice and see how it goes then
06-14-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By ronin4740

I guess not. When I update the selection to 25mm...

I guess not. When I update the selection to 25mm it kicks back 104/130
06-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By ronin4740

Clydesdale vs Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc

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Hi all. Not new to cycling but new-ish to this forum. Me: 53, 5'10" and...
06-14-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By ronin4740

Ya... Fairly sure the Gavia's weren't the best...

Ya... Fairly sure the Gavia's weren't the best choice but that's what was on the bike when I bought it and I'd asked the shop to reuse the front tire when they converted them to tubeless figuring...
06-14-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By ronin4740

Perhaps not on the topic but I just tried out the...

Perhaps not on the topic but I just tried out the bicycle pressure calculator linked by WizardOfBoz... I weigh 240lbs. the bike I'm riding is 19 lbs... so I put in 260 lbs.

the website wants me...
06-14-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Thanks Jeff! I double checked and verified that...

Thanks Jeff! I double checked and verified that the item is indeed an FD-R443. I'd post the link but I'm still under the 10 post minimum needed to do so.

Chris
06-13-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By ronin4740

Found an FD-443 on eBay and ordered it up. The...

Found an FD-443 on eBay and ordered it up. The majority of the parts - the bar, the shifters, the new derailer cables, etc... should be here today. If I'm feeling up to it after a 58 mile ride...
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