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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Ferrouscious

My boss and I have ridden Turbo Cottons almost...

My boss and I have ridden Turbo Cottons almost exclusively for the past year. Easily one of the best riding clinchers on the market. The only tires better riding are the high end tubulars I'm running...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By Ferrouscious

they're gonna call you out on that one... CS said...

they're gonna call you out on that one... CS said grease...:)
08-11-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,600
Posted By Ferrouscious

I have a 74 HT angle and I'm running a modern...

I have a 74 HT angle and I'm running a modern front end. The only good looking way (IMO) to deal with this aesthetic challenge is to rotate the bars down to about -1 or 2. Basically level the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By Ferrouscious

I think the advantage to the CeramicSpeed...

I think the advantage to the CeramicSpeed solution is that it fits a wide variety of frame shell widths whereas the the Praxis design is for one size only.
08-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By Ferrouscious

I really hate to be that guy, but in pictures 6 &...

I really hate to be that guy, but in pictures 6 & 7, the fork looks a bit bent backwards. Do you have a straight-on side shot of the front end?
08-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Ferrouscious

Put on streamers while you're at it.

Put on streamers while you're at it.
08-10-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ferrouscious

What chain lube are you using? Looks cleaner than...

What chain lube are you using? Looks cleaner than Tri-Flow or Phil's. Hoping for something a little more convenient than Squirt or White Lightning.
Forum: For Sale
08-05-20, 05:43 PM
08-02-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Ferrouscious

Praxis makes the best-shifting aftermarket...

Praxis makes the best-shifting aftermarket chainrings. I've never had any problems with Alba cranks.
07-30-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Ferrouscious

Interested to see how this compares to early...

Interested to see how this compares to early mountain bikes (properly ATBs back then). 80's? 90's?
07-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Ferrouscious

They'll actually take down to a 35T ring

They'll actually take down to a 35T ring
07-26-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 882
Posted By Ferrouscious

Aero doesn't exist. Aero is everything. Aero...

Aero doesn't exist.
Aero is everything.
Aero only matters in a race.
Aero is body position.
Velomobile.
07-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,856
Posted By Ferrouscious

I don't even believe in tires

I don't even believe in tires
07-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 262,624
Posted By Ferrouscious

I was a bit of a hamfisted mechanic and stripped...

I was a bit of a hamfisted mechanic and stripped the binder bolt plate on my Laprade seatpost. I'm in need of the aluminum style of clamp. Alternatively, I would take a 26.6 seatpost as long as it...
07-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ferrouscious

The FastPass to the ER!

The FastPass to the ER!
07-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 157,466
Posted By Ferrouscious

I did my first glue job this past weekend with...

I did my first glue job this past weekend with Tubasti and a hard anodised rim. Way too skimpy! The glue didn't properly bond with the rim and left a couple 3" chunks completely de-bonded. Sanded the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Ferrouscious

That's the headset bearings on their way out....

That's the headset bearings on their way out. Future Shock requires smaller headset bearings to make space. Go to your LBS de Specialized and have them replaced. So you're aware, the bearings are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ferrouscious

Yes, I saw a fair amount of black waxy gunk...

Yes, I saw a fair amount of black waxy gunk everywhere. Enough to leave a nice black streak on my front derailleur from shifting.



I went back to White Lightning. It sheds off keeping the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ferrouscious

I followed the MSW guide to the T. Brand new...

I followed the MSW guide to the T. Brand new chain, virgin OMS- 3 rounds with wiping everything between. First stays overnight, second and third are vigorous shakes for 1 minute. Those are followed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ferrouscious

I've had the same terrible experience with...

I've had the same terrible experience with Squirt. After all the hype I've read about it on the World Wide Web, I was expecting better than a lube that left chunks of wax in my pulleys. I've gone...
07-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Ferrouscious

The caviar fork lookin' thing is for when you...

The caviar fork lookin' thing is for when you need to adjust the headset. With the previous model of Future Shock, some mechanics complained of the bottom adjustment bolt rotating while locking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,917
Posted By Ferrouscious

So at what point does added weight become...

So at what point does added weight become negative? Maybe we all need to ride disc wheels made of steel.:foo:
07-13-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 157,466
Posted By Ferrouscious

I'm a pretty aggressive rider, so I want some...

I'm a pretty aggressive rider, so I want some margin of safety. At the same time, I know how to ride carefully and wish to be able to remove the tire without damaging it (fixing flats). I also live...
07-12-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 157,466
Posted By Ferrouscious

I'm currently getting my tubular wheels out of...

I'm currently getting my tubular wheels out of the closet to try for the first time. I have tires on order (Challenge Strada Pro's) and glue in my cart. Sorry if this has already been covered in the...
07-04-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Ferrouscious

I looked at getting a Park stand several times,...

I looked at getting a Park stand several times, but after some pizza and cola, my friendly other LBS gave me an old Bikehand folding truing stand. 70% of a Park 2.2 at 5-10% of the cost. Getting a...
07-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Ferrouscious

Things to try/check: -contaminated pads? ...

Things to try/check:

-contaminated pads?
-loose pad securing bolt/clip/whatcha-ma-call-it?
-thin o-rings between the caliper and the frame
-ensuring perfectly flat mounting surface for caliper...
07-04-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
N-3
Views: 431
Posted By Ferrouscious

careful with them words 'round these parts... you...

careful with them words 'round these parts... you never know who might crack a lisnen' ear!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 06:06 PM
06-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By Ferrouscious

Dura Ace polymer brake inners with SLR housing....

Dura Ace polymer brake inners with SLR housing. Jagwire is the only shift housing I have on hand, so that's what I use for the RD loop. SRAM SlickWire for the RD shift inner.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ferrouscious

I'll stick with my Grey Poupon, thanks

I'll stick with my Grey Poupon, thanks
06-23-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By Ferrouscious

That wasn't mud, that was rust. Do whatever you...

That wasn't mud, that was rust. Do whatever you want with your bike, just don't involve me.
05-31-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,807
Posted By Ferrouscious

Spoke lengths might be mixed up. Are the shorter...

Spoke lengths might be mixed up. Are the shorter spokes on DS?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Ferrouscious

Challenge Strada Pro vs Specialized Turbo Cotton (tubular)

What has been ya'll's experience with each of these tyres? They're about the same price for me in tubular form. I prioritise mileage and ride quality over absolute performance. I also want the...
05-25-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ferrouscious

It's the AXS part of it. SRAM uses oversized...

It's the AXS part of it. SRAM uses oversized chain rollers to improve wear characteristics. As a result, the chain, cassette, chainrings, and jockey pulleys are proprietary.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Ferrouscious

We've dealt with this at the shop. The Zayante is...

We've dealt with this at the shop. The Zayante is the two piece upgrade from the Alba crank. The official solution from Praxis is to dribble some boiled linseed oil into the spider/spindle interface....
05-24-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ferrouscious

WHAT KIND OF BIKE DO I HAVE or something...

WHAT KIND OF BIKE DO I HAVE

or something similar
05-09-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ferrouscious

What was the intention behind the smaller taper?...

What was the intention behind the smaller taper? To be proprietary? Or was there some performance benefit (however small or misconceived)?
05-08-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ferrouscious

Dang French...

Dang French...
05-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,204
Posted By Ferrouscious

I try to do that by default. When they get their...

I try to do that by default. When they get their service ticket, I ask if the number listed is right for a second time. If you had to prompt me to read it back to you, I would be upset with myself,...
05-08-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,042
Posted By Ferrouscious

My bikes range from 74mm to 65mm of drop (65mm...

My bikes range from 74mm to 65mm of drop (65mm one has 27" wheels and 170 cranks). Lots of clearance. Cornering with power input gets sketchy before I drag a pedal. Bit tippy though.
05-08-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,204
Posted By Ferrouscious

As a current wrench, I have just two requests: ...

As a current wrench, I have just two requests:
1. Don't be pushy.
2. Set up your voicemail.

It takes twice as long to do stuff right now. Warehouses are overwhelmed. Shops are understocked in...
05-06-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,075
Posted By Ferrouscious

Best: Specialized Power. I want to try out a Pro...

Best: Specialized Power. I want to try out a Pro Stealth sometime.
Worst: Turbo or ISM saddle. Where would you like it to hurt?
05-06-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Ferrouscious

It should just work. How many speeds are you...

It should just work. How many speeds are you running? 11 speed (and 10 speed probably) have the chainrings significantly closer together and require shorter bolts. Anything below 9 speed is able to...
05-04-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ferrouscious

You'll grow to appreciate some of the modern...

You'll grow to appreciate some of the modern stuff. You can't compare it too closely to vintage stuff, it's just too different. My favourite part of working in a shop (aside from the discounts) is a...
05-03-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ferrouscious

Don't use the new style Shimano internal cam...

Don't use the new style Shimano internal cam skewers (pic #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ). They must have subtly changed the internal geometry to allow for...
04-30-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,717
Posted By Ferrouscious

I'm most concerned about mismanaged reopening. If...

I'm most concerned about mismanaged reopening. If we open things up again and have a second surge of cases in the fall, then everybody's plans are going to be smashed. I have a stable job position...
Forum: Foo
04-29-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ferrouscious

I wish I had more cash:(

I wish I had more cash:(
04-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ferrouscious

My collection: A steed A pony A mule...

My collection:
A steed
A pony
A mule pretending to be a pony
04-27-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ferrouscious

It's a carbon steerer. Bad idea.

It's a carbon steerer. Bad idea.
04-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ferrouscious

Tighten the brake levers on the bars. Tighten...

Tighten the brake levers on the bars.
Tighten the expander plug in the steerer.
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