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10-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By DOS

I have had success with the diy approach but...

I have had success with the diy approach but 02Giant’s tool definitely works better.

As for creaking, I have had good luck just using grease on my CAAD10 but some folks swear by Loctite 641 or 609...
10-14-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By DOS

Even so, 105psi defeats one of the main purposes...

Even so, 105psi defeats one of the main purposes of tubeless. Coming down some on pressure will improve ride quality and your tires will roll even better than they are. But I guess if you are...
10-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By DOS

I weigh 210, have been riding 25mm tires for 2...

I weigh 210, have been riding 25mm tires for 2 years, which actually inflate to more like 28mm, at 85 in rear and 78 in front. No issues. 105 would be what I would ride when using tubes.
09-27-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By DOS

My airshot works great. There are diy variations...

My airshot works great. There are diy variations to be found on youtube, as well as pumps with canisters built in (the latter a bit pricey).You can even get small water bottle size ones to carry on...
08-11-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By DOS

The pump head should have some mechanism that...

The pump head should have some mechanism that seals it to the valve. With many pumps, there is a lever you flip up, while others have a chuck that you twist. This mechanism causes a gasket insdide...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

If rollingresistance.com is to be believed, you...

If rollingresistance.com is to be believed, you achieve some rolling resistance benefit over comparable clincher with a standard tube, but I could achive the same result using latex tubes. The main...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

Ha, one bad experience does not a trend make.I...

Ha, one bad experience does not a trend make.I have been riding with guys for years whose Bontrager clincher wheels are a bear to get tires on and off so every flat is an adventure. Meanwhile, my HED...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,837
Posted By DOS

Plenty of options for after market pulleys that...

Plenty of options for after market pulleys that will work.

30 lbs seems high. I would have guessed around 25-27.My 86 paramount is 22 and its a larger frame at 61cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

Some other options HED Ardennes. ...

Some other options

HED Ardennes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

Oh my, $1000 will get you a fine hand built wheel...

Oh my, $1000 will get you a fine hand built wheel set. With that as your budget, shoot an email to https://sugarwheelworks.com/blog/ride-oregon-made.html or prowheelbuilder.com or another wheel...
08-04-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By DOS

Agree about coated cables. Die drawn is the way...

Agree about coated cables. Die drawn is the way to go.
08-03-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By DOS

Between slick, polished or coated, cables and...

Between slick, polished or coated, cables and lined housing, I call that good enough and don't bother lubing cable. Hasn’t been an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

You canít fix cracks but you can salvage the hub...

You canít fix cracks but you can salvage the hub and build it into a new rim. But, again, a new wheel mybe cheaper. And yes, a dt swiss wheel with 11 speed hub would fit the bill. I like dt swiss;...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By DOS

Actually that may not be cost effective. The cost...

Actually that may not be cost effective. The cost of a decent rim, new spokes, and labor could easily exceed the cost of buying a rim a whole new wheel. I suggest OP look at sites like Velomine.com...
08-03-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By DOS

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike...

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike school for cleaning chains.Dawn and water and chain in 2 liter bottle, shake.

Rinse, let dry, lube.

should work on cranks but I agree that...
07-31-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By DOS

I use gold on my road bike. I have not tried red...

I use gold on my road bike. I have not tried red because I have not had good luck with dry lubes generally and it is sufficiently damp and humid here to warrant a wetter lube.

I don’t know about...
07-31-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DOS

Why does the ruler have to be steel?

Why does the ruler have to be steel?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By DOS

The cold one is an actual experience. Woke up and...

The cold one is an actual experience. Woke up and went out for my weekend ride feeling sluggish. Suffered the whole ride, rubber banding with the group for 40 miles. Got home and went about my day. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By DOS

Didn't sleep well Cold coming on Not enough...

Didn't sleep well
Cold coming on
Not enough caffeine
Poor choice of breakfast
Crosswinds
07-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By DOS

One other thing, which I alluded to in my earlier...

One other thing, which I alluded to in my earlier post but then left out in the step by step stuff, before attaching cable to the derailleur, make sure you have the shiftier clicked all the way out...
07-29-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By DOS

Since the cable seems to move when you shift,...

Since the cable seems to move when you shift, best guess is you simply don’t have enough tension. Its also possible that you did not have the shifter set in the correct setting when you attached the...
07-29-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By DOS

Once the cable was disconnected from the...

Once the cable was disconnected from the derailleur, it was easy to get the head to pop back out and reinstall. All seems well now. I just need to make sure I don't repeat the error. I think between...
07-29-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By DOS

Weeeellllll, I canít swear that andreclaus...

Weeeellllll, I canít swear that andreclaus scenario didnít happen. There were three of us trying rater pathetically to figure out how the thru axle worked and it was apparent after reinstalling the...
07-28-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By DOS

Rear shifter jam after changing flat; trying to diagnose cause

Got a flat today on my relatively new disc wheel road bike. I am still getting used to operating the thru axle so it took me a bit of fiddling to get the axle reinstalled. Well, once I got rolling, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By DOS

Those are good bikes and I would go with Synapse...

Those are good bikes and I would go with Synapse over CAAD10 with raised stem if you are looking for more relaxed position (I have a 2015 CAAD10, great bike). But if getting banged around is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By DOS

Shoes are more important. Clipless pedals require...

Shoes are more important. Clipless pedals require cycling shoes which mean stiff soles. If you go with flats, look into getting a shoe with a stiffer sole than your average running shoe. They will...
07-27-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By DOS

I find that I have to have cable tension on my...

I find that I have to have cable tension on my r8000 front derailleur just beyond where the two marks are perfectly aligned to get shifting and trim where I want it. I can achieve that via either the...
07-26-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By DOS

No. With 9000 8000 and 7000 series there is...

No. With 9000 8000 and 7000 series there is tension adjustability built into the derailleur. An inline adjuster canít hurt but the derailleur can be set up and dialed in without one. I donít know if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

I donít know who makes the best pizza, but I...

I donít know who makes the best pizza, but I guarantee they are not in New Jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

Correct. When the freehub body is removed, there...

Correct. When the freehub body is removed, there are just two 6902 bearings on either side of the hub shell. Same dimensions.

But one point of clarification on freehub. The smaller fatter 3802W...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By DOS

Shimano

Shimano
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

Well not exactly. There are identical 28mm OD...

Well not exactly. There are identical 28mm OD 6902 bearings pressed into both NDS and drive side of the hub shell, then there is a third 6902 bearing in the interior side of the freehub body and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

NDS axle bearing is 6902=15x28x7). Drive side...

NDS axle bearing is 6902=15x28x7).
Drive side has two 6902 (one in shell, one in freehub body separated by a thrust washer) and a 3802W (15x24x10). The latter can be replaced by 2 6802 bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By DOS

These are the types of lanes they are putting in...

These are the types of lanes they are putting in where I live...Washington DC and Arlington, VA...and if they looked like the ones in the pic from LA, I would have far fewer concerns about lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

The rear hub axle is cromo and the freehub body...

The rear hub axle is cromo and the freehub body is titanium. The front hub axle is aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

Well I don’t think its correct to equate cost...

Well I don’t think its correct to equate cost with durability generally. Often what you are paying for is weight and other performance advantages, but in some cases you are actually sacrificing...
07-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DOS

Seems a reasonable philosophy. I donít evny the...

Seems a reasonable philosophy. I donít evny the shop guys in this type of situation. There are a lot of mistreated bikes out there. I have been standing in shops more than once, waiting my turn with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,026
Posted By DOS

Not a clue what the best hubs but: I like my...

Not a clue what the best hubs but:

I like my White Industries T11 Hubs. They are light and roll nice.When I needed to replace a bearing, they were very easy to service.

For affordable, long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By DOS

Thats a fair point, I wish I had data. The county...

Thats a fair point, I wish I had data. The county recently did survey about what type of bike lanes folks wanted on a particular stretch of road, advocating the kind of separated lanes I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By DOS

But the ones they are building here are not...

But the ones they are building here are not safer. They provide a false sense security to inexperienced riders who are afraid of traffic, akin to an Ostrich sticking its head in the sand. Being less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By DOS

That is true, narrow outside lanes are not good...

That is true, narrow outside lanes are not good for the door issue you mentioned, which is why I prefer to ride in the road proper. My point was that the strategy to create separation from traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By DOS

I was using that pic only to illustrate the...

I was using that pic only to illustrate the painted hash area on the left side. I find when they do that, and leave car parking against the curb (I couldn't find a pic to illustrate), I can ride on...
07-17-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By DOS

This ^

This ^
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,837
Posted By DOS

1986

1986
07-17-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DOS

No wheel damage. It doesn't appear that the...

No wheel damage. It doesn't appear that the derailleur came in contact with the wheel at all.
07-17-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DOS

I suppose the sweetness of the deal depends on...

I suppose the sweetness of the deal depends on the frame that he is offered. I imagine some combination of LBS assessment of what level frame is a comparable replacement and what is available will...
07-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
Posted By DOS

It did

It did
07-16-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DOS

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame....

Update, the LBS is offering a replacement frame. Unkown yet what specific frame they deem as comparable to a 7 yr old Madone. They are Specialized, C’dale and Giant dealers but not Trek.
07-16-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,312
Posted By DOS

Thanks everybody.Quite a range of perspectives in...

Thanks everybody.Quite a range of perspectives in this thread.

Could be the bike shop screwed up, could be the hanger was damaged some other way, could be bad shifting and stuck chain on the hills...
07-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
Posted By DOS

I think I agree that the tapeless variant is a...

I think I agree that the tapeless variant is a better design fore tubeless and may have been what I looked for if my original choice of wheels had been based primarily on going tubeless. But to say...
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