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09-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By mprince

I will offer my 2 cents as a 7700 user for many...

I will offer my 2 cents as a 7700 user for many years (have used my current set for 20 years). I have no issue getting the bearing adjustment done properly (all it takes is two cone wrenches and a...
08-30-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,330
Posted By mprince

CO2 inflators. Have had several, not a fan. For...

CO2 inflators. Have had several, not a fan. For years I had a Blackburn frame pump which finally expired this year, and Blackburn does not support it anymore. Replaced with a Silca Impero...
08-27-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By mprince

16mm Velox tape works perfectly on my Open Pros.

16mm Velox tape works perfectly on my Open Pros.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By mprince

I had used Bontrager Gel Cork for the past few...

I had used Bontrager Gel Cork for the past few years, recently changed to Fizik Tempo Microtex Bondcush Classic 3mm tape (say that 3 times fast, I had to look at an order invoice to see what tape I...
08-26-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By mprince

Are you sure it was the right size hex key? ...

Are you sure it was the right size hex key? Uncommon to strip out the wrench flats on something that deep. Sounds like a larger hex may be required.

As an aside, why were you trying to remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By mprince

Lots of rust - no surprise the bearings...

Lots of rust - no surprise the bearings exploded...good luck getting the remainder of the original bearing out, getting things cleaned up and pressing in new bearings.

Looks like you rode in the...
08-25-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,128
Posted By mprince

I just follow the care labels that are in all...

I just follow the care labels that are in all garments. Usually this is machine wash and drip dry. I've got jerseys that are well over 15 years old (and a couple pairs of shorts) that are still going...
08-23-20, 06:00 PM
08-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By mprince

Worked on the 7700 freehub today, gave it a good...

Worked on the 7700 freehub today, gave it a good solvent flush and got all the old lubricant out (and a bunch of other crud). Re-lubricated using the freehub buddy, and a light bead of Teflon grease...
08-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By mprince

Pretty sure you need bearings for that...what do...

Pretty sure you need bearings for that...what do the inside of the cups look like?
08-14-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By mprince

Dura-Ace 7700 Freehub Body compatibility?

I've noticed that every so often the freehub on my Dura Ace rear hub will skip, nothing major but a bit disconcerting to say the least. I have been a long time user of the Morningstar Freehub Buddy...
08-11-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By mprince

Check the backside of a crankarm for a model...

Check the backside of a crankarm for a model number. If you have FC-7400 or FC-7402 the BB you linked should work per Sheldon's chart.

If all else fails, you could put a Phil Wood BB in there :)
08-11-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By mprince

I lived in that general area (Balsall Common) for...

I lived in that general area (Balsall Common) for a year almost 20 years ago, lovely areas to ride.
08-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By mprince

If you think a couple cm on the frame makes a big...

If you think a couple cm on the frame makes a big difference (which I am not disputing, I typically focus on top tube length when looking at frames within a range of sizes), when you fine-tune your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By mprince

I'm fighting tennis elbow right now, cycling...

I'm fighting tennis elbow right now, cycling didn't cause it but it certainly isn't helping it get better. I lifted my hand/arm from the bar today to wave at a passing car who waved at me, and I saw...
08-08-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 882
Posted By mprince

My advice is to double check your limit screw on...

My advice is to double check your limit screw on the small cog. I had a similar rumbling on my 7700 series a while back, and when I replaced cables this spring I noticed that limit screw was just...
08-07-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 893,037
Posted By mprince

Even with limit screws properly set, this can...

Even with limit screws properly set, this can happen somewhat easily if you are cross-chained in the big ring and dump it to the little ring, I've had that happen before with a "perfect" FD setup...
07-28-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By mprince

In general, you would move the saddle away from...

In general, you would move the saddle away from the side with the pain (the way the question is worded is a bit confusing). If you have sit bone pain (and you have gotten over the "general" saddle...
07-27-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By mprince

The OP's stem is quite similar to my custom...

The OP's stem is quite similar to my custom Steelman stem, built in 2001 with a single bolt on both the steerer and bar clamp. Still going strong after 19+ years.
07-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By mprince

Then you already have your answer with the...

Then you already have your answer with the Shimano shifters already mentioned. Dura-Ace would be the only possible upgrade provided the cable pull for 10 speed is the same as Ultegra; other than...
07-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By mprince

If only a slight wobble, likely just out of true...

If only a slight wobble, likely just out of true (vs. a bent rim). Easy fix with a spoke wrench if you'd like to take a DIY shot at it, otherwise it's a quick job at a bike shop once you clear the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By mprince

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to...

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to replace a 20 year old pair of Energy 2's. Very happy with the shoes, they seem to have just a bit of extra forefoot room compared to the Energy's.
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07-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mprince

Circling back on this thread, as mentioned above...

Circling back on this thread, as mentioned above my Northwave Storm Carbon soles cracked soon after I got them. I did email the retailer as they were only about 3 months old and I had probably used...
07-08-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,759
Posted By mprince

Build up your base through solo rides (varying...

Build up your base through solo rides (varying intensity and intervals) as many have said, and perhaps find a slower group to ride with for a while. While getting spit out the back of your current...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,986
Posted By mprince

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I...

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I was younger and raced I tracked everything - heartrate, miles/time, altitude, etc. Kept detailed mileage logs, weighed myself every day, the whole...
07-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,245
Posted By mprince

NOS (in sealed factory packaging) Shimano...

NOS (in sealed factory packaging) Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7700-C (9-speed Flight Deck) hoods for my brake/shift levers. Expensive but cheaper than buying new levers.
06-22-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

So I can close the loop on my contribution to...

So I can close the loop on my contribution to this thread. I returned my size 49 Sidi Genius 7's to Merlin in the UK this past week, and ordered a pair of Genius 10 from them in size 48 as...
06-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mprince

I have the same shoes, and the same surface...

I have the same shoes, and the same surface cracks in the same places. On my shoes the cracks do not go all the way through the carbon plate, and in use there are no issues.
06-20-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By mprince

Look at the sidewall at each "hole" and you will...

Look at the sidewall at each "hole" and you will find "TWI" with a small arrow. I'd be more worried when you can't see the holes anymore.
06-18-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

SIDI's do not use real leather in any of their...

SIDI's do not use real leather in any of their shoes, either current or from recent (and not so recent) model years. The poster who wrote that is misinformed. My shoes from 2001 used synthetic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,503
Posted By mprince

I have these in 25mm, I am far heavier than you...

I have these in 25mm, I am far heavier than you and keep pressures in the 90's, I've ridden them as low as 80-85 with no issues. Mine are fairly new, but no sidewall issues yet, and I have been...
06-16-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

Got my SIDI's yesterday, definitely a high...

Got my SIDI's yesterday, definitely a high quality shoe (not a surprise). Definitely more toe room in these compared to my Energy 2's, and overall comfortable (although I can't say they are...
06-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

So, being a long-time SIDI user, I did order...

So, being a long-time SIDI user, I did order another pair. I got the Genius 7 model in the "normal" width (versus their wider "Mega" version which is advertised as EE/EEE), as I did not have any...
06-15-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By mprince

I've been running the same Shimano ST-7700...

I've been running the same Shimano ST-7700 brifters since 2001, many miles in a variety of conditions, have never done anything other than replace cables and hoods and to this day they work as well...
06-11-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 893,037
Posted By mprince

I had the same bike as my first Ironman, and yes...

I had the same bike as my first Ironman, and yes I believe it was a 1987 model. If I was like a foot shorter (I'm 6'4", so maybe 8 inches shorter :)) I'd buy that fine example from you, good luck...
06-11-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

My SIDI's are "new" enough to be made of Lorica,...

My SIDI's are "new" enough to be made of Lorica, which doesn't stretch. I just bought replacement insoles from SIDI for them (Energy 2 shoes) and they "fit like a glove" so I'm fairly confident that...
06-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,023
Posted By mprince

I have similarly sized (length) feet as the OP,...

I have similarly sized (length) feet as the OP, and SIDI's are a pretty good fit for me - I wear a 48 which is snug but comfortable. My SIDI's are 20 years old and still going strong. I recently...
06-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By mprince

Here's a Columbus model, 45mm rake though. ...

Here's a Columbus model, 45mm rake though.
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06-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By mprince

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a...

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a schrader hole to fit presta valves. This would prevent the pv from getting pulled (or pushed) into the oversize hole and damaging the tube at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By mprince

Are you sure about those stem diameters? 31.8 is...

Are you sure about those stem diameters? 31.8 is the standard bar diameter, the older standard is 26.0. The 25.4 sounds like the steer tube diameter if you have a 1" steerer, the next road bike...
06-05-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By mprince

Here's one:...

Here's one: https://www.modernbike.com/wheels-manufacturing-cn-r096-105-5500-105-1055-front-cone-12.7-x-15.0mm

Looks like you would need to transfer the cap and rubber seal over to the new cone.
06-01-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,089
Posted By mprince

I've used Jobst Brandt's book as well as Lennard...

I've used Jobst Brandt's book as well as Lennard Zinn's book as my "go-to's" when wheelbuilding. And to a previous comment, no you don't need truing stands, dishing gauges, tension gauges, etc. to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,666
Posted By mprince

There is some irony in that statement given the...

There is some irony in that statement given the OP stated he did zero maintenance (beyond chain lubing) or cleaning over the 8 years/5K miles he used the bike. Any wear or damage has already...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,666
Posted By mprince

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage,...

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage, until I pull it down and ride it multiple times per week :).

Do I wish I could fit wider tires to it? Yes, but that's not a sane reason not to...
05-28-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By mprince

Ritchey makes one, goes for about $90. WCS C220....

Ritchey makes one, goes for about $90. WCS C220. +/- 6 rise.
05-28-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,264
Posted By mprince

I used to use a gauge long ago, I think it was an...

I used to use a gauge long ago, I think it was an Accu-Rite or something like that, it was digital and measured to the 1/2 psi. It didn't lose any pressure either. In any case, I stopped using it...
05-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By mprince

The first thing you will need to determine is...

The first thing you will need to determine is what size seatpost your frame requires. A caliper will help determine this, sizes for older bikes will be somewhere in the range of 25.0mm to 27.2mm. ...
05-26-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By mprince

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, ...

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, easiest way to check is remove it and put a straightedge to it or roll the tube across a table or countertop.

I wouldn't let that stop me from buying...
05-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By mprince

I've had no issues ordering from Merlin. I have...

I've had no issues ordering from Merlin. I have not had the need to return anything though, and that is usually where the complaints come from when ordering from an international shop.
05-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,715
Posted By mprince

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels -...

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels - Dura-Ace 7700 32h hubs, DT Champion spokes (14/15/14) with brass nipples and silver Mavic Open Pro rims. Original build in 2001 (when I was much lighter)...
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