Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Litespud
Showing results 1 to 50 of 907
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,500
Posted By Litespud

you might be right. I never argued otherwise. I...

you might be right. I never argued otherwise. I got into this to counter your assertion that Ti is “virtually unrepairable”, which is plainly incorrect. I have no dog in the “Carbon is forever”...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,500
Posted By Litespud

I'm not sure that I would pay to have a Ti...

I'm not sure that I would pay to have a Ti Motobecane repaired either. However, if I trashed my Litespeed, I would give serious consideration to having it repaired, as long as the price didn't exceed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,500
Posted By Litespud

You're gone from "virtually unrepairable" to...

You're gone from "virtually unrepairable" to "unrepairable for a price I'm not willing to pay" - slightly different. The are commercial entities (https://www.ticycles.com/services#services-main) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Litespud

don’t overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I...

don’t overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I climb out of the saddle a lot, and I’m definitely more weight forward. The only time it was an issue was once when I was climbing a steep
hill in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Litespud

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only...

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only hurt once, when you're writing the check or pushing the Checkout button. Buy the other one, and you're going to be looking wistfully at every...
09-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 317
Posted By Litespud

You're going to have to source a shorter stem...

You're going to have to source a shorter stem bolt, 'cos I don't think you'll be able to bodge the one you have. Where are you going to get said bolt of the appropriate length? Riding with the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,500
Posted By Litespud

What on earth do you mean by "autoclaving the...

What on earth do you mean by "autoclaving the welds"? An industrial autoclave might get you a couple of atmospheres evaluate pressure and temps up to maybe 160-180C - great for composites, but...
09-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By Litespud

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side...

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side and SPD-style clips on the other, so you can use regular shoes without cleats while maintaining the option of cleated bike shoes. Another possibility...
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By Litespud

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to...

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to essentially any pair of shoes, making the shoes usable with...toe straps? Are you talking about old-style cleats or "clipless" cleats? The problem as I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,463
Posted By Litespud

highly unlikely you’ll be able to fit 40s. I have...

highly unlikely you’ll be able to fit 40s. I have 25s on Zonda C17 rims (actual tire width = 26mm) and I’m at the limit of my fork and close to the limit at the chain stays. I might possibly squeeze...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Litespud

I'm not sure that STIs are rebuildable - I'm sure...

I'm not sure that STIs are rebuildable - I'm sure they can be dismantled, but I don't know about ready sources of parts. In any case, 16k is an awfully short time for something to "wear out". You...
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 128,004
Posted By Litespud

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 4,174,468
Posted By Litespud

A three-set of 25mm black/yellow Vittoria Rubino...

A three-set of 25mm black/yellow Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ tires - yellow goes with the general yellow theme of my unpainted Ti Litespeed (decals, cable housing)
09-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,337
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain...

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain biking - not so many roots and rocks, more fire roads. Actually sounds pretty good - mountain biking lite :thumb:
09-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Litespud

Perfectly doable - you’d end up with a pair of...

Perfectly doable - you’d end up with a pair of hand rests. A bit pointless though, because you’ve just given up two perfectly good braking opportunities. A better solution would be to install a pair...
09-11-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Litespud

three hundred for a seat post? :twitchy: ...

three hundred for a seat post? :twitchy:
However, below that listing is a 25mm American Classic post for $54 - I had a couple of these BITD - reasonably light, good two-screw angle setting and...
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Litespud

i had to give my King crown race some robust...

i had to give my King crown race some robust whacks to set it. Wary of doing this with the fork on the ground, I set a length of 2x4 between two trestles, rounded off a few inches of the 2x4 with a...
09-09-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Litespud

i carry a mask in my jersey pocket in case I need...

i carry a mask in my jersey pocket in case I need to stop for. Offer or otherwise interact with people. Otherwise, I don’t wear one on the bike - I’m never close enough to anyone. If I overtake...
09-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Litespud

“I didn’t see him” ”Oh, well that’s OK then -...

“I didn’t see him”
”Oh, well that’s OK then - off you go...”
09-09-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Litespud

I have a pair of Rolf Vector Pros - not sure what...

I have a pair of Rolf Vector Pros - not sure what they have in common with Bontrager Race Lites apart from the paired spoke design, but they’re from the Trek era. They have carried my 185 lb arse...
09-09-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,937
Posted By Litespud

electronic ignition, electric fan, modern rear...

electronic ignition, electric fan, modern rear hubs, all LED rear lights, new interior inc. Miata seats with headrest speakers. The front bumper was in decent shape, but not pristine, so I had no...
09-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,817
Posted By Litespud

There's no question that ABS has been a...

There's no question that ABS has been a significant safety advance for cars and now for motorcycles. However, the priority for four- and two-wheeled transport is safety, but racers, be they drivers,...
09-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Litespud

I agree - there have been times where i've gone...

I agree - there have been times where i've gone big-big because I had no choice - I remember one time where I signed up for a 60-mile fast rotating pace-line ride where I was pretty much hanging on...
09-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Litespud

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a...

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a problem
09-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Litespud

I also find a psychological advantage in an...

I also find a psychological advantage in an earlier shift to the "low range" during a climb. I feel a lot better knowing that I have 3-4 "low range" sprockets yet available to me, as opposed to being...
09-09-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,048
Posted By Litespud

seems a little over dramatic to say that that...

seems a little over dramatic to say that that big-big was some sort of previously unattainable “holy grail”. AFAIK, there’s never been any issue getting ones drivetrain into big-big, it was simply...
09-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 740
Posted By Litespud

ha! Well I certainly wasn’t going there 😬 One...

ha! Well I certainly wasn’t going there 😬
One time I was chewing gum on the bike. A large bug - bluebottle or something - flew in and I got a couple of “chews” in before it dawned on me that the wad...
09-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 740
Posted By Litespud

back at the start of COVID we were trying a...

back at the start of COVID we were trying a socially distanced pace line, and the guy at the front got a bug in his mouth. Rather than spit, he swallowed. What a mensch!😂
09-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,937
Posted By Litespud

Sapphire - same as mine :thumb: My '6 shares DD...

Sapphire - same as mine :thumb: My '6 shares DD duties with my Subaru wagon - depends on whether I need to haul stuff.
...
09-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,937
Posted By Litespud

'72 TR6 here - bought it in 2011, belatedly...

'72 TR6 here - bought it in 2011, belatedly realized that the frame was rotted out, so embarked on a frame-off resto Christmas '11 - July '13. Now, I just drive it, with occasional tinkering. Also...
09-07-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Litespud

I've been mixing and matching Campagnolo and TA...

I've been mixing and matching Campagnolo and TA rings for years (ie, you don't need to match rings unless you want to) - the TAs are hard-wearing, pinned and ramped like OEM and the shifting is...
09-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Litespud

glove sizing can be weird. I have normal-sized...

glove sizing can be weird. I have normal-sized hands, but I always end up with L or XL gloves - work gloves, cycling gloves, no difference
09-05-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,817
Posted By Litespud

ABS would be of marginal use here - ABS detects...

ABS would be of marginal use here - ABS detects wheel rotation slowing down preparatory to lockup and eases up on the braking. What we saw in many cases was tires losing traction and sliding out...
09-05-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,482
Posted By Litespud

most bikes in the US are already set up with the...

most bikes in the US are already set up with the front brake operated with the “weak hand” - in a population 90% right-handed, bike come standard left-front.
after decades of rim brakes, I built an...
09-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Litespud

how far up the wall do you want to mount the...

how far up the wall do you want to mount the bike? If you just want to hang it in the walk at “reach up” height, there are any number of wall brackets - even Lowe’s or HD have flip-down metal wall...
09-04-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By Litespud

I put a pair on my straightish-barred commuter....

I put a pair on my straightish-barred commuter. More comfortable hand position, more upright seat position - I love’em
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By Litespud

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll...

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll be nostalgic for that wet sheep smell
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By Litespud

Seems from your description that the one thing...

Seems from your description that the one thing you’re not happy with is your gravel wheelset. I get a set of Zondas earlier this year, and while I was perfectly happy with my previously very noisy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Litespud

the clicking occurs on both chainrings. The FD...

the clicking occurs on both chainrings. The FD isn’t going to snag the crank on the small ring
09-02-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Litespud

sounds like a slack cable. Even when on the...

sounds like a slack cable. Even when on the smallest sprocket, the RD cable should be tight. Otherwise, the first couple of clicks are simply taking up the slack before the RD starts to move. When...
09-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,956
Posted By Litespud

actually there’s a strong possibility that the...

actually there’s a strong possibility that the flu season will be very mild this year. The population has likely never before been as primed to minimize spread of an airborne virus. The precautions...
09-01-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Litespud

dont think it makes any difference. There’s...

dont think it makes any difference. There’s nothing inherently better about even sprockets, the ratios just work better for you, your chainrings, your terrain, your riding style and strength....
08-30-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Litespud

far easier to change the color of an otherwise...

far easier to change the color of an otherwise perfect bike than to fix all the compromises you made to get the perfect color. Also consider reflective tape on the frame or LEDs on the spokes
08-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Litespud

if I were new to cycling, I’d be very wary about...

if I were new to cycling, I’d be very wary about buying a 6- or 10-year-old used carbon bike, without at least a more experienced and trustworthy second opinion. There are many things that might be...
08-30-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By Litespud

I run front and rear LED blinkers every ride, and...

I run front and rear LED blinkers every ride, and I started using a bar-end mirror (SprinTech) a few years ago - took the bike out for a spin a while back after a rebuild to finalize the position of...
08-28-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Litespud

I’ve come across racks usable front or rear -...

I’ve come across racks usable front or rear - Amazon or Nashbar, IIRC. They’re out there. As for adapting a rear rack for front, it’ll depend on how the upper mounts attach. If it attaches behind the...
08-28-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Litespud

I’ve got ~5mm between the tire and the seat tube....

I’ve got ~5mm between the tire and the seat tube. More than enough. The odds of something being picked up off the road and hanging on for 3/4 of a revelation, and sneaking past the rear brake, to...
08-28-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By Litespud

using a regular hacksaw blade works fine with CF...

using a regular hacksaw blade works fine with CF - just cut slowly and don’t force it. Last CF steerer I cut, I did it outside and wet everything down with a hose at the beginning and periodically...
08-28-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,057
Posted By Litespud

my main ride’s an unpainted Ti Litespeed. I used...

my main ride’s an unpainted Ti Litespeed. I used Velo Ink (IIRC) to make clear decals with my name in the same yellow color scheme as the LS decals, and the flag of my country of origin. One decal on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By Litespud

ask this question around the 80th kilometer

ask this question around the 80th kilometer
Showing results 1 to 50 of 907
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.