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09-12-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 880
Posted By icemilkcoffee

if you donít really know what you want, I suggest...

if you donít really know what you want, I suggest you buy a series of cheap used bikes in order to learn what kind of riding you prefer and what kind of bike fits you.

I am a newbie corona-rider...
09-02-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are...

It depends on how high a cadence. When you are going downhill and you are spinning furiously, you notice your butt is bouncing off the seat. This is because you are overpowering the downstroke. In...
09-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,105
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I’m going to stand up for the humble RSX group....

I’m going to stand up for the humble RSX group. It’s the best choice if you want to have a STI / dual pivot brake setup in your older 126mm frame , or even a 120mm frame using an Ultra6 freewheel....
09-01-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I purposely sought out Biopace chain rings to put...

I purposely sought out Biopace chain rings to put on my Lemond and I think they are great. Very good for hard stomping and stand up pedaling. I wish Shimano didnít give up on it so soon.
08-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You would think so , but the 5700 (10 speed) has...

You would think so , but the 5700 (10 speed) has the same spacing as the 6400 (which started out as a 6 or 7 speed group) and RX100 (8 speed), while the RSX (7 speed) is an outlier by itself.
08-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,708
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside...

Agreed. I would never cold set anything outside of a pannier rack. I would never buy a frame that has been tweaked by some guy with 2X4's on his garage floor.


Unfortunately there is a downside-...
08-23-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,268
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Has anyone ever said anything nice about these...

Has anyone ever said anything nice about these tires though? The only good thing about them is they exist! Want a 650x25c clincher tire? Your only choice is the Pasela. A road tire for a 24Ē 520 rim?...
08-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Itís a great resource. But for me the most...

Itís a great resource. But for me the most indispensable resources have been Sheldon Brownís website and Shimanoís technical document library.
08-19-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,207
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I hate to be a pedant, but 'butt welding' means...

I hate to be a pedant, but 'butt welding' means joining two pieces of metal end-to-end....
08-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By icemilkcoffee

GT was well known but they were certainly not the...

GT was well known but they were certainly not the only manufacturer making triple triangle frames....
08-12-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By icemilkcoffee

With Di2 wireless electronic derailleurs and...

With Di2 wireless electronic derailleurs and hydraulic brakes on these modern bikes, there might not be any cables left for you to fiddle with.
08-06-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Well your wish is granted- somebody is selling...

Well your wish is granted- somebody is selling this pristine Somec 58cm (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/cotati-classic-somec-fixed-gear-bike/7167978108.html) here in the Bay Area:...
08-04-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you look up Shimano's very helpful...

If you look up Shimano's very helpful compatibility charts, you'l see that 6603, 6703 and 7803 cranksets are interchangeable; while 5703, 5603,4603, R553,R563 are also interchangeable but you need to...
08-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If it's Lemond and it's steel, it's classic. QED.

If it's Lemond and it's steel, it's classic. QED.
07-31-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,091
Posted By icemilkcoffee

yup. Any time you cut open carbon fiber you need...

yup. Any time you cut open carbon fiber you need to seal the cut with epoxy.
07-30-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Perineum problem. Does the seat have a center...

Perineum problem. Does the seat have a center cut out? If not you need to change to a seat with the center cutout. Once I went above 20 mile or so, I started feeling a little numbness down there and...
07-28-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I agree with your guess- it's got to be an...

I agree with your guess- it's got to be an internal wedge seat post. In a way- a wedged seatpost would solve a lot of problems. It's common to see all kinds of cracking issues around that rear seat...
07-27-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

No- I wish! Some Bay Area local must have snapped...

No- I wish! Some Bay Area local must have snapped it up though. It was off CL in just a few days.
Where is the seat post clamp on that chrome bike though? It's awesome filet work and they've...
07-26-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Nishiki Linear build diary

This will be an ongoing build diary chronicling me (slowly) building up a Nishiki Linear 62cm.
The bike as advertised on CL:...
07-17-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I just changed my Lemond from single speed back...

I just changed my Lemond from single speed back to the original configuration with 3X7 gears. It costs way more than I thought because the little parts really add up. If you are trying to save money-...
07-15-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think you did good. You fixed a glaring fault...

I think you did good. You fixed a glaring fault in a cheap bike and made it better.Sure, you could spend more money and bought a better bike to begin with. But where is the fun in that?
07-08-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,719
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This popped up on the Bay Area CL: ...

This popped up on the Bay Area CL:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/dc57ad6e_e353_4b8c_ba9e_dd16281ea3ce_838d89ed9c2e26f0792451fddc92da85a5ecc606.jpeg
can anyone ID...
06-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,881
Posted By icemilkcoffee

https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%...

https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2087.pdf
Miyata Team: 54cm frame has 54cm top tube; 60cm frame has 56cm top tube...
06-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I see. Twistgrip shifters will also allow you to...

I see. Twistgrip shifters will also allow you to shift as many cogs as you want.
06-30-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,766
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I started using clipless recently. Aside from...

I started using clipless recently. Aside from difficulty clicking in when the stoplight turns green, I like riding with clipless. As others have said, it helps your feet stay put when you are...
06-30-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,766
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Turns out clipless pedals no better than flat pedals

According to this Youtuber who cited a bunch of studies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUEaN9FKGLE
Next thing they'll tell us skinny tires are slower than wide tires!
06-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial...

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial and error before you figure out what your preferences are. You should buy a succession of used Craigslist bikes, learn your likes and dislikes and...
06-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Brand new Sora crankset $70.79 shipped ...

Brand new Sora crankset $70.79 shipped
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202432866356
they even include the bottom bracket
06-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Sounds like the previous owner cobbled it...

Sounds like the previous owner cobbled it together with a mish mash of parts. The derailleur makes little difference but the cassette should be matched to the shifter, and ideally I would avoiding...
06-05-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I stand corrected gentlemen! And I should have...

I stand corrected gentlemen! And I should have known better because I happen to have a '96 Lemond with the exact same 7 speed RSX group as the OP, and a 10 speed 5700 Hollowtech II cranks on my parts...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Another Covid cyclist

Hi all: I am another new cyclist who started cycling during this Covid19 shutdown. I got myself a Lemond Tourmalet which had been converted to a single speed, and I'm riding that while gathering...
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