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08-28-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By I_like_cereal

Thanks. I figured it was proprietary. I will...

Thanks. I figured it was proprietary. I will just swap out the bearings. Just feels like there is an anchor on the rear wheel. No matter what I do, it just feels like it is dragging.

Lubed and...
08-28-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By I_like_cereal

Can I swap freehub bodies?

I have a set of Rol Volant. Essentially a Kinlin rim with Sapium bladed spokes and Japanese EZO bearings.

I would like to swap the freehub out for a different, smoother running body.

Can I do...
07-09-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

Lock ring - tight SRam apex bb - tight ...

Lock ring - tight
SRam apex bb - tight
Pedals Look Keo - Tight
Chainrings - about 3000 miles no shark teeth or significant wear

I have bladed spokes and can hear the click through the spokes. ...
07-09-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

I think, thanks to you and my five year old, that...

I think, thanks to you and my five year old, that I have maybe found the solution.

I think, 95% sure, that it might be a frozen or stiff link. somewhere near the master link on the Sram 9 Speed...
07-08-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

The lateral wiggle is at the b-axle. The click I...

The lateral wiggle is at the b-axle. The click I have not yet found.

So this weekend I replaced the shift cable, I replaced the bolts for my Sachs friction shifters (the old ones I could not snug...
07-04-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

I know that this is really hard to envision. ...

I know that this is really hard to envision.

However, look at the read d of your bike. The bolt that attaches the Rear D to the hanger, this is where the play is. The play is not front to rear,...
07-03-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

The bolt that connects the RD to the dropout is...

The bolt that connects the RD to the dropout is tight. There is play between the drop out and the rd at that connection. it feels real loose even though I loosened and retightened it. It almost...
07-03-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

I should be clearer. In a rush apologies. ...

I should be clearer. In a rush apologies.

The wiggle is at the dropout.
07-03-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By I_like_cereal

Rear D wiggles 1/8" despite being torqued correctly

ShiamNO Sora 9 speed rear d on a Cinelli dropout with friction shifters.

Bolt is tight but there is at least 1/8" of wiggle.

The wiggle (I assume) ends ups causing a click, like the chain is...
08-29-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By I_like_cereal

Yet another chain cleaner question

I know there are believers and non-believers in chain cleaning, lubing and how when to do the above.

I also know that using gasoline is both harsh on the chain and dangerous to your health.

I...
06-12-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By I_like_cereal

I do not think it is the spoke count. There are...

I do not think it is the spoke count. There are just too many people that have purchased these to have to spokes break so soon, 3,000 miles or less, and not have more poor reviews. My thought is...
06-12-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By I_like_cereal

Broke a$# spoke question

Another spoke broke.:twitchy:

Anyway, the vendor is not happy with the situation and we are trading phone calls.

Question is can I ride the thing home. Home is 10 miles up a 6% grade for most...
05-02-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By I_like_cereal

My guess is that the powertap is somehow throwing...

My guess is that the powertap is somehow throwing the whole shebang into a tissy either through to little tension or too much.
05-02-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By I_like_cereal

I did some poking about on the interwebs. I...

I did some poking about on the interwebs.

I found this from another thread forum.

One small tidbit to look at:When you get up and stand, you may be unweighting the rear wheel, and one of...
05-02-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By I_like_cereal

If it is SRAM and not ShimaNO then that would be...

If it is SRAM and not ShimaNO then that would be the problem. It could also be a Dura-Ace v. 105 issue as well. ShimaNO designing the high end to work only with the high end.
05-01-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By I_like_cereal

I really think that you are over thinking this. ...

I really think that you are over thinking this. If you have a wheel that is good go with that. If that wheel has a 6 speed and you want a 7 you may be able to squeeze that on. If you want more...
05-01-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By I_like_cereal

See above.

See above.
05-01-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By I_like_cereal

Your first problem is the Di2. :) If there...

Your first problem is the Di2. :)

If there is not cable then you need to look at:
The wheel is it centered?
The rear D is it adjusted properly H and L screws?
Chain?
Cassette?
Front D?
05-01-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By I_like_cereal

Friction shifters are "dumb" they do not care...

Friction shifters are "dumb" they do not care about cable pull. You can have a campy rear and microshift front if you want. All that matters is the chain and the cassette.

As long as the barcons...
05-01-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By I_like_cereal

To put that in perspective. You need 1/8" per...

To put that in perspective. You need 1/8" per side thereabout. Dang!! That's massive on a bike with tight tolerances. I'd switch the TT bike wheels for these wheels and be happy.
05-01-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By I_like_cereal

If it is rusted on there use penetrating oil (PB,...

If it is rusted on there use penetrating oil (PB, WD-40, etc..) and let it soak for a while. Then try to remove it.

If it is Swiss threaded you can have the BB retapped for English 68.

Worse...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By I_like_cereal

Rol Volant. They are my commuter wheels. ...

Rol Volant.

They are my commuter wheels. They work well. I had one problem which was not good, but the owner of the company sent me a new wheel and corrected the problem. I had a drive side...
05-01-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By I_like_cereal

http://www.cyclesport.com/mountain-bike/product/?p...

http://www.cyclesport.com/mountain-bike/product/?pssource=true&psreferrer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Faclk%253Fsa%253DL%2526ai%253DCyZDfY9SfT4HbDsbAsQLA8ZGkAd-1hJwC163vyCa3i4LzTQgCEAUoBVC6tv...
05-01-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By I_like_cereal

It sounds as if the Addict has a flexible rear...

It sounds as if the Addict has a flexible rear triangle. A very flexible rear triangle.
The 303


Tire Bead Inside to Inside
17.25mm


Brake Track Top
25.14mm
05-01-12, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,521
Posted By I_like_cereal

Easyout +1

Easyout +1
05-01-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By I_like_cereal

CF depends on torqued bolts to hold things...

CF depends on torqued bolts to hold things together. If your headset is rattling then either you have a bearing loose (doubtful because everyone is using sealed bearings) or it is not set correctly....
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,058
Posted By I_like_cereal

In the dead of winter I use a blinky on the bar...

In the dead of winter I use a blinky on the bar and a head lamp. During the summer its just the blinky.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By I_like_cereal

Rear Blackburn flea rechargeable. The button wore...

Rear Blackburn flea rechargeable. The button wore out within 3 months.

Planet bike 1 watt rear. It would shut off mid ride. Turns out they received a batch of bad circuitry. They replaced it no...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,493
Posted By I_like_cereal

I admit. Weight was a factor. I finally...

I admit. Weight was a factor.

I finally have my bike setup to tackle the hills around here. So yes when I went for a new saddle weight and cost were at the top of the list.

I await the flame....
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,493
Posted By I_like_cereal

100 miles review Origin8 ProFit Saddle

The Saddle (http://www.origin-8.com/?page_id=91&short_code=PRO+FIT+Saddle&cl1=SADDLES)

I purchased this to replace to replace my old Trek touring saddle. That saddle is no longer made. It...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By I_like_cereal

Wow!! You moved from Wales to London. :) (I...

Wow!! You moved from Wales to London. :) (I know some Irish, Scots, and English and they have told me stories of the Welsh and the Welsh have told me stories of the same)

To the question.

In...
04-30-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By I_like_cereal

I did it this weekend. I used a flexible plastic...

I did it this weekend. I used a flexible plastic card about the size of a credit card. Started it and peeled it off. It took off the upper layer and left the under layer. I used mineral spirits...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By I_like_cereal

You have never heard the expression - Your mom...

You have never heard the expression - Your mom does not live here. Clean up your own mess.

I have heard that since I was a kid. My mom did live with me, but you get the idea.
04-27-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By I_like_cereal

It does not look like you have set the load. I...

It does not look like you have set the load. I had that happen when I switched headsets and forks. I thought the star nut was supposed to take up the slack. I was wrong. You could also not have...
04-27-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By I_like_cereal

I do not know of any. I can say that the old...

I do not know of any. I can say that the old Performance Forte pedal (which I owned and wrote a 3500 mile review of) states that it is compatible. It however is not. If your like the Delta, just...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By I_like_cereal

On a side note. I am a fisherman (fly fishing)...

On a side note. I am a fisherman (fly fishing) and I get that. I am also a hiker and you would/would not believe the crud people throw on the trail. I found underwear (ladies) hanging on a tree at...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,785
Posted By I_like_cereal

I ride to see how many other people are as nutty...

I ride to see how many other people are as nutty as I am in the fall/winter. That is when it is really hard. When it has been raining for nearly a month straight and at no time have you ever been...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By I_like_cereal

If not you could sling them around a semi-truck...

If not you could sling them around a semi-truck mirror and get a free ride complete with sling shot at the end. :)

I know that stretch of road is awful because of all the gravel, but seriously.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By I_like_cereal

Why stay away from the race machine? Why go with...

Why stay away from the race machine? Why go with 28s or 32s? He said that he is not using racks and will be carrying a backpack. He could go stage race and not crit race geometry and be able to go...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By I_like_cereal

A basic road bike, steel if you can get it with a...

A basic road bike, steel if you can get it with a SRAM Apex rear d and cassette and a compact crank. You said hills so are we talking West Virginia hills, Colorado Hills, or the hills of Nebraska?...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By I_like_cereal

The "your mom doesn't ride here" thread

Stewardship. Whether it is backpacking or bicycling.

I had to pick up and recycle 3 used CO2 carts and 1 Michelin tube box yesterday on the way home:notamused:.

Ok, maybe the guy/gal was...
04-26-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By I_like_cereal

Check the old post for the diameter. It is...

Check the old post for the diameter. It is usually on the lower half of the post.

If both are the same, 27.2, then you have a tolerance issue and probably not a clamp issue. You could try a...
04-26-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By I_like_cereal

Carbon is ok but has been known to seize in AL...

Carbon is ok but has been known to seize in AL bikes. It could also have slippage issues.
There are plenty of opinions on both sides of this issue.

If Thomson is not your thing check out Bold...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,558
Posted By I_like_cereal

When wearing spandex becomes normal and jeans...

When wearing spandex becomes normal and jeans feel weird.

When going commando becomes the norm 'cause under garments just do not have that spandexy support your used to.

When you race "that...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,558
Posted By I_like_cereal

When you have to patch a tube at night, in 35...

When you have to patch a tube at night, in 35 degree weather, while it is raining, on the shoulder of a busy highway because the tube you brought tore at the valve and the only light you have is a...
04-24-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By I_like_cereal

I tried to loosen the screws. I eventually...

I tried to loosen the screws. I eventually loosened them so much that I got the right foot clipped and three of the four screws came out. I reinstalled loosely and tried to do the same on the left....
04-23-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By I_like_cereal

Speedplay Zero v. Look Plus

I purchased a pair of zeros because I can rebuild them. I figured as a commuter something I can rebuild is a good thing.

It took 4 hours of fidgeting to get the right foot to clip in.

I...
04-23-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By I_like_cereal

http://www.horsecycles.com/contact/ ...

http://www.horsecycles.com/contact/

http://www.thebirdwheel.com/nyc-bike-builders

Someone should have one or can fab one. A solid piece is safer than a weld.
04-23-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By I_like_cereal

A weld is a weak point. My advice is to make a...

A weld is a weak point. My advice is to make a fork yourself. If you are going to be welding one.
F (http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/FORK-CROWNS/)ork Kit...
04-23-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,765
Posted By I_like_cereal

Final test at 3200 miles there about. So the...

Final test at 3200 miles there about.

So the cleat finally died, before the walk of shame. That just put the nail in the coffin. The pedals worked well with a few complaints so here is the...
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