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10-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By masi61

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good...

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good price. They work great. Which patches are you referring to that do not get great reviews?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,627
Posted By masi61

I would be curious about the bare frame weight of...

I would be curious about the bare frame weight of the Motobecane titanium. I’m assuming this is a BikesDirect bike. I would guess that since these bikes are made to hit a particular price point, the...
10-18-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By masi61

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Fitting random parts slowly moving toward complete...
09-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By masi61

. +1 - good find. It would be nice to...

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+1 - good find.

It would be nice to find a shop that has inventory or 2014 shift levers or triple chainring sets or chains, for the 10 speed components. Or the 1st generation of 11 speed...
09-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By masi61

Shimano components to purchase on line, who has best selection/prices?

Ever since Shimano closed the loop on Shimano components from England it appears that the few USA on-line vendors that sell these parts have fewer and fewer sales and no surplus of previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,892
Posted By masi61

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be...

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be tubeless ready without doing extraordinary measures (i.e. ghetto tubeless).
09-15-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By masi61

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have...

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have had to modify their business practices to operate safely during the pandemic. Your response is out of line and not really very funny either.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By masi61

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for...

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for me: 1) use flat tire levers such as Schwalbe’s and use all 3, levering 2 in close proximity with the back of your hand then wedging the 3rd in where...
08-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By masi61

Just a thought about your 3 major categories:...

Just a thought about your 3 major categories: they don't take into account evolutionary changes in rim design over the last 10 years.

I've do have a fresh wheel build with Mavic Open Pro's (28...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,637
Posted By masi61

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open...

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open tubular clinchers with latex tubes at slightly reduced pressures for chipseal and I love their grip. These tires only rate middle of the road for rolling...
07-28-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By masi61

Here you can see the clearance with my triple...

Here you can see the clearance with my triple crank with the 7mm drive side spacer removed:

The 30 tooth chainring overlaps the drive side bearing nicely still leaving plenty of clearance....
07-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,411
Posted By masi61

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in...

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in a silicon bread mold:

...
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By masi61

Based on your picture , it appears as if your...

Based on your picture , it appears as if your chain is not long enough. Even though the “big big” combo is not recommended (cross chaining), you should still be able to safely shift into it.
07-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,762
Posted By masi61

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I...

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I believe you that it would hold air reliably.

I have not yet abandoned the quest to get it to seal the conventional road tubeless way. In my...
06-30-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By masi61

1) I was curious about the head tube length...

1) I was curious about the head tube length because although they are proportional for a given size frame, sometimes they are a bit taller such as on a custom frame, this could help with your stem...
06-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By masi61

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One more view of the same “Veritas” bike. The...
06-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By masi61

And why do you need period correct components?...

And why do you need period correct components? Ok, I get it that it is from a famous Italian frame builder and therefore has some pedigree to it. That majority of the responses here encouraging you...
05-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By masi61

The Road Morph comes with that center mount...

The Road Morph comes with that center mount bracket in the box. I have 3 of them I'm not using. I had to buy the side winder bottle cage mount that I prefer individually from Topeak. Topeak has good...
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By masi61

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it...

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it got dark last night and see the shards of broken cable poking about inside the shifter. I was having trouble downshifting the lever all the way due to...
05-08-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By masi61

+1 on checking for stiff links. With that...

+1 on checking for stiff links.

With that said, I’m curious for the OP to try the 10 speed chain and report back his results. I have a 3x9 drivetrain on my main road bike with an Ultegra 6603 “10...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,840
Posted By masi61

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would...

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would highly recommend our extensive bikeway system here in southwest Ohio. You can connect to lots of great towns like Yellow Springs, Waynesville, Morrow,...
04-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By masi61

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting...

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting to service your bike and fully check out it's operation - I would suggest removing your cranks to clean them more thoroughly, then use the correct...
04-28-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,525
Posted By masi61

Is your baby a mule or a steed?

Now that I'm older, my main road bike seems less like a steed and more like a mule. Yeah, I can make it a little faster but mostly it is a sturdy, comfortable all-purpose ride that maybe isn't...
04-20-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,222
Posted By masi61

i don’t have any rubbing of the chain. My triple...

i don’t have any rubbing of the chain. My triple is adjusted correctly. It is probably true that I should be using a Shimano rather that off brand chain. Right Now I am using a Taya 9 speed chain and...
04-20-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,222
Posted By masi61

No one mentioned chain line yet as another...

No one mentioned chain line yet as another strength of triples. I have found that my chain stays happy, longer if I keep the lateral chain deflection to a minimum. I suppose I am not availing myself...
04-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,222
Posted By masi61

Having the option of a few lower gears has very...

Having the option of a few lower gears has very little to do with whether or not a person develops into a strong climber. If anything, having the awareness that you can go lower if needed helps relax...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By masi61

I believe that is a grub screw that locks that...

I believe that is a grub screw that locks that nut onto the brake bolt during assembly. The only time you deal with that is when you do a complete brake tear down. The earlier 7403 Dura Ace dual...
04-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By masi61

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that...

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that you are supposed to rotate around to different parts of the wheel. If you have a rim seam that stands proud don't use this as a reference point on your...
04-17-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By masi61

That is a threadless stem expander plug. You need...

That is a threadless stem expander plug. You need these to preload your headset bearings to take out all the play. The one in the photo is nice and long to fit deep into your steerer tube, which is a...
04-08-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By masi61

+1

+1
03-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By masi61

You can do it the old way and take a little...

You can do it the old way and take a little adjustable wrench on the caliper arm to bend the slight toe in that you need.

You could possibly also spec some aftermarket brake pads that have nested...
03-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,530
Posted By masi61

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I will often lose some small but critical part for...
02-04-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By masi61

The 6 speed rear end could either be freewheel or...

The 6 speed rear end could either be freewheel or cassette. Does your rear hub have a bulge in it near the drive side? If so it is a cassette.
01-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By masi61

Back in the day when I first started wrenching,...

Back in the day when I first started wrenching, there was a learning curve. While learning, I made some mistakes. Rarely was it ever anything that ultimately didn’t get resolved one way or another. ...
01-16-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,998
Posted By masi61

That Casati frame is beautiful! My LBS down the...

That Casati frame is beautiful! My LBS down the road (International Pro Bike Shop, Bellbrook Ohio) is a Casati dealer and I’m always excited to see new Casati steel framesets (Espresso with Columbus...
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By masi61

Good to know! It is very confidence inspiring...

Good to know! It is very confidence inspiring when you can rest easy knowing that your older pump still has and will continue to have replacement parts available.
01-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,005
Posted By masi61

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi...

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi clips from Topeak.
01-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By masi61

Fizik Arctic cycling boots and ALE' winter jacket - wow!

I am getting better adapted to riding in the cold. Used to be that 50 degrees was my cutoff. Yesterday I rode in 43 degree temps quite comfortably. I used to underestimate how many layers I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,459
Posted By masi61

That makes my day, thanks! ...

That makes my day, thanks!


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,459
Posted By masi61

Oh! I would be that person! It is quite easy in...

Oh! I would be that person! It is quite easy in fact. I first clean the rim with a paper towel with some dilute simple green or use a half sheet of “Tub-O-Towels”. Then I cut up a paper towel into...
01-02-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By masi61

That is a really snazzy dashboard with all of...

That is a really snazzy dashboard with all of your valuable stats for the year on it. I like it. Is this from an app?

7300+ miles is amazing. Quite impressive when I see folks figure out how to...
12-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By masi61

17 degree stems are designed to be near...

17 degree stems are designed to be near horizontal for road bike typical head tube geometry. So changing to a longer stem would remain constant in height. If you like the slight upward rise of your 8...
12-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,562
Posted By masi61

Drop your competitiveness and self focus. Your...

Drop your competitiveness and self focus. Your goal is not about your own fitness obsession it is something else.

Helping others get as good as you are (or were) gives you permission to back off...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,414
Posted By masi61

+1 on checking this. Your photo of the rear...

+1 on checking this. Your photo of the rear triangle shows heavy wear on the paint and the cassette is really dirty. Sounds like your bike is heavily used, not lightly used.

How do rear dropouts...
11-17-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By masi61

There are lots of other SunTour variants that...

There are lots of other SunTour variants that would work well for you. X-1 was nice, as was XC-9000, XCD 6000, XC Pro - basically a lot of the touring or mountain components can be put to good use in...
10-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,134
Posted By masi61

BTW - I already have a nice supply of Torx and...

BTW - I already have a nice supply of Torx and Allen wrenches. I also bought the basic Shimano hydraulic bleed kit, I just have never used it yet.


Thanks for the nudge. I’m resistant to learning...
10-26-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,134
Posted By masi61

Mechanic work part of your resume as a cyclist

Today's road bikes are wonderful with hydraulic discs and tremendous proprietary technologies that are starting to not be in the capability of the rider to fully break down without professional bike...
10-25-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By masi61

The changes you propose should be no problem....

The changes you propose should be no problem. Just curious what you don’t like about the triple crank? If I recall correctly, the RSX crank uses more like trekking chainrings, say a 50/38/28? Also I...
10-22-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,033
Posted By masi61

I forgot to answer your question in my previous...

I forgot to answer your question in my previous response - “...is there more of an effect of vibration dampening when more post is exposed?’’

Yes! There is. For Sure. Now this is not the straight...
10-19-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,033
Posted By masi61

I believe that this particular setup has a nicely...

I believe that this particular setup has a nicely damped ride. Not buzzy at all. The fact that the frame is titanium I’m sure helps too. Also my favorite saddle is the Selle Italia Turbomatic team....
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