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05-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,369
Posted By RGMN

I fought that battle for while, trying different...

I fought that battle for while, trying different 1" sockets, breaker bars, and wrenches, even different removers (I have a bunch of the old Snap-on/Wrench Force removers that I thought would work...
05-23-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,049
Posted By RGMN

I have a drawer of CO2 inflators but only 1...

I have a drawer of CO2 inflators but only 1 working mini-pump (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps-high-pressure-road/products/pocket-drive?variant=30749248946311). Took me a while to find...
05-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By RGMN

McMaster carries Nord-Lock...

McMaster carries Nord-Lock (https://www.mcmaster.com/nord-lock-washers), but it doesn't look like they carry that specific one.

You can order direct from Nord-Lock...
05-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By RGMN

This. When I fread aggiegrads post I got the...

This.

When I fread aggiegrads post I got the the second line and thought if anyone thinks a Pedro's or Park cable cutter is better than a Felco doesn't know what they are talking about. I quit...
05-20-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By RGMN

Not at all uncommon on a click style torque...

Not at all uncommon on a click style torque wrench. In fact it is probably more common than most user realize.


Most click style torque wrenches should be "warmed up" before use, particularly if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,362
Posted By RGMN

Let us know what you decide, and how you like the...

Let us know what you decide, and how you like the new ride. I'm looking at the Zig Zag for an all-weather bike, although a gravel bike(Ritchey Outback) would cover that as well as covering the gravel...
05-17-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RGMN

Worker's comp denied the claim due to the injury...

Worker's comp denied the claim due to the injury not being reported as soon as possible per state law. I know the shop owner was negotiating with them & the hospital and I know he ended up paying a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,362
Posted By RGMN

The Zig Zag also can take fenders. FWIW I'm...

The Zig Zag also can take fenders.
FWIW I'm still riding my Road Logic. And I still love it.



A Roadie Disc or a Sport Disc would be closer to a Road Logic or a Zig Zag.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,824
Posted By RGMN

DC Rainmaker...

DC Rainmaker (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/varia-radar-maps-connect-app.html) has a write-up on a new feature for the Varia units. A third party has come up with an app that tracks how many...
05-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By RGMN

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need...

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need to flex the carrier a little to see if a crack opens. Usually they are obvious

Noticed how they wound up the coil spring with the spring coiling...
05-15-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By RGMN

I like the SwissStop BXP compound but it wears...

I like the SwissStop BXP compound but it wears pretty fast, and seems to be hard on the rims as well. I used to use them on my group ride bike since they did stop faster, but since I don't do group...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,824
Posted By RGMN

Since I got my RTL510 I've wondered how good the...

Since I got my RTL510 I've wondered how good the light is. I got my answer yesterday - it's really good. I was able to see it over a half mile away. On my ride yesterday (sunny day ~ 5pm) I overtook...
05-15-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By RGMN

How about a race number holder...

How about a race number holder (https://k-edge.com/shop/accessories/number-holder/) like this:...
05-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By RGMN

A couple of things come to mind: If the...

A couple of things come to mind:

If the G-spring carrier is cracked you can see this type of behavior
If you tighten the coil spring too much it will exhibit this behavior. You only need to...
05-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RGMN

I use cut gloves with dorsal impact protection...

I use cut gloves with dorsal impact protection (https://www.ergodyne.com/proflex-922cr-level-5-cut-resistant-nitrile-dipped-dorsal-impact-reducing-gloves.html) whenever I'm working around...
05-12-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By RGMN

Do yourself a favor and skip the chain whip. ...

Do yourself a favor and skip the chain whip. They are awkward to use and can slip if not set properly. Get a Pedro's Vise Whip (https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip/)...
04-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By RGMN

This. I discussed this with my cardiologist last...

This. I discussed this with my cardiologist last year and he said the only device they recommended was an Apple watch. They have now expanded the recommendation to include some of the Samsung watches...
04-24-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By RGMN

It depends on the size of your tire and the size...

It depends on the size of your tire and the size of the CO2 cartridge. Match the CO2 cartridge to your tire size ...
04-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By RGMN

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing....

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing. Everyone has already mentioned the housing will compress, but brake housing is also sized for 1.6mm cables, while most shift cables are 1.2mm. This...
04-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,984
Posted By RGMN

There are times I wish I still had mine. I had...

There are times I wish I still had mine. I had one of the same vintage (mine was from 1978), rode the hell out of it and it kept coming back for more. It still rates as one of the more memorable...
04-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By RGMN

I have some Knipex pliers and they are very nice....

I have some Knipex pliers and they are very nice. I don't have any Knipex cable cutters so I can't say how well they cut housing. I might grab one and try it, they are a little less expensive than...
04-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By RGMN

You use the same spot on the rim for all the...

You use the same spot on the rim for all the measurements so the wheel trueness doesn't affect the measurement. Usually you use the valve stem as it is an easy point to repeatably find, but I've used...
04-16-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By RGMN

Felco C7...

Felco C7 (https://www.felco.com/us_en/our-products/cable-cutters/felco-c7.html) if you need to cut housing, Felco C3 (https://www.felco.com/us_en/our-products/cable-cutters/felco-c3.html) if you only...
04-15-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By RGMN

Have you tried contacting Axiom...

Have you tried contacting Axiom (https://axiomgear.com/support/contact-us/) to see if they can get the cleat?
04-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By RGMN

Grease Guard hubs are of a standard cone design...

Grease Guard hubs are of a standard cone design with the outer dust shield replaced with a loose fitting grease seal, and a couple of additional grease seals on the inside to prevent grease from...
04-15-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By RGMN

I've tried several headbands/sweatbands and found...

I've tried several headbands/sweatbands and found the Halo II (https://store.haloheadband.com/Halo-II-pullover-headband-p/hp.htm) headband works the best for me. I still drip sweat but with the Halo...
04-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By RGMN

Actually 6 will be 1.125" if they are 3/16"...

Actually 6 will be 1.125" if they are 3/16" balls. Four 3/16" balls will be .75".
04-14-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By RGMN

AFAIK the only way to get the Campag version is...

AFAIK the only way to get the Campag version is to purchase a complete brake and derailleur housing & cable kit.
04-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,984
Posted By RGMN

That's the simple answer, but this isn't a simple...

That's the simple answer, but this isn't a simple question.

FWIW this is a common problem that a controls design team must make a decision on - Do you grant the operator full authority even if it...
04-10-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,984
Posted By RGMN

Ritchey now has a disk version...

Ritchey now has a disk version (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/road-logic-disc-frameset) of the Road Logic 2.0. I still love my rim brake version.
...
04-07-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,085
Posted By RGMN

I've got to figure out how to get that working...

I've got to figure out how to get that working with my Edge 130. I don't know how many times I've finished a ride, shut off the Edge, and find the Varia blinking a blue light a few hours later.
04-07-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

If we're going to start throwing around...

If we're going to start throwing around experience I'm also an engineer. Only 1 degree but 35+ years experience. I'm one of the grey beards that gets called in when the PhDs can't figure out why...
04-07-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By RGMN

Ritchey has an adapter...

Ritchey has an adapter (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/universal-stem-mount) for Ritchey stems that might be able to be adapted to other stems:
...
04-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By RGMN

I use an old powered USB hub velcro'd to the side...

I use an old powered USB hub velcro'd to the side of the workbench. I can charge up to 7 devices at once. Just plug the appropriate cord and it's charging.
04-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

There used to be a local wheel builder that built...

There used to be a local wheel builder that built absolutely gorgeous wheels, always straight and round and perfectly tensioned. Labels always were perfectly placed, never had a mark on anything. The...
04-05-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

AWESOME -I'm on someone's ignore list.:roflmao: I...

AWESOME -I'm on someone's ignore list.:roflmao: I guess it isn't clear when that I set up and adjust my truing stand every time I use it means that it is actually me following Park's instructions...
04-05-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I CENTER AND ADJUST...

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I CENTER AND ADJUST MY TS-2.2 TRUING STAND EVERY TIME I USE IT. I keep the centering gauge and 2 19mm wrenches on the pegboard behind the stand just because they get used...
04-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By RGMN

Campag says to use the UT-BB130 tool to install...

Campag says to use the UT-BB130 tool to install or remove the lockring. And that is the same tool used to install the UT bottom bracket. Which is the same tool that works on Shimano bottom brackets...
04-05-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By RGMN

The revised carriers are still alloy. And they...

The revised carriers are still alloy. And they still crack, just not as often.
04-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By RGMN

Did you just change the G springs, or did you...

Did you just change the G springs, or did you change the G springs and the spring carrier? Typically you change the G springs, carrier, and bushing at the same time. Very common for the spring...
04-04-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

You must be lucky because mine was setup at Park...

You must be lucky because mine was setup at Park Tools (they're just down the road from me) and won't hold center. Every mechanic I've worked with says the same thing about the TS-2 - they're...
04-04-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By RGMN

Nathan Power Wash...

Nathan Power Wash (https://www.nathansports.com/products/power-wash-performance-laundry-detergent?variant=20448701907032). I wash all my sports gear (cycling, skiing, running) separately from our...
04-03-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,814
Posted By RGMN

Learned this from a master wheelbuilder - If it...

Learned this from a master wheelbuilder - If it is a TS-2 style stand NEVER trust that the indicators are centered. Get the centering gauge ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By RGMN

The Torx vs hex thing is the issue here. You...

The Torx vs hex thing is the issue here. You aren't getting anywhere close to the torque you think you are if you're using a hex to tighten a Torx.

We just went thru this at work, we had...
03-28-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By RGMN

This matches what I've seen with my Garmin...

This matches what I've seen with my Garmin Instinct vs a Wahoo Fitness Tickr being read by a Garmin 130. In Z3 it easily 6-8 bpm low, and gets worse the higher my heartrate gets. I have found the...
03-19-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,765
Posted By RGMN

Silca Pump Oil...

Silca Pump Oil (https://silca.cc/collections/replacement-parts/products/nfs-pump-lube-aka-pump-blood)
03-15-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By RGMN

Vittoria also says their latex tubes are...

Vittoria also says their latex tubes are compatible with latex sealants.

Last time I used latex tubes I tried Vittoria. Blew out both within 3 rides. Maybe sealant would have helped. Put in ultra...
02-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By RGMN

I got pulled over for doing 51mph in a 45 mph...

I got pulled over for doing 51mph in a 45 mph zone. I was with a group of 5 other friends during a charity ride and it was on a long downhill section. I had sprinted a slight hill before the descent...
01-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By RGMN

Kapton tape...

Kapton tape (https://www.amazon.com/RETERMIT-Resistant-Sublimation-Temperature-Polyimide/dp/B07MM38WLP/) is cheap, works well, and typically leaves no residue. Use 2 wraps of the tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,548
Posted By RGMN

I get my PTFE from Howard Piano Industries...

I get my PTFE from Howard Piano Industries (https://www.howardpianoindustries.com/micro-fine-ptfe-powder/). 3 micron particle size and ships fast from Wisconsin.
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