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10-15-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Litespud

If your problem is that the axle isn't sitting...

If your problem is that the axle isn't sitting evenly in the dropouts (ie, one end is protruding past the outer face of one dropout), then what you're doing is appropriate. However, if your problem...
10-10-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By Litespud

can you give me the name of the Campy pro shop...

can you give me the name of the Campy pro shop that’ll completely refresh my groupset for $100? Last time I had my 10sp shifters rebuilt by a good Campy shop it cost ~$300
10-08-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,569
Posted By Litespud

I agree - I don't think a small mirror will...

I agree - I don't think a small mirror will replace a good look over your shoulder, and if I'm doing any left turn maneuver, or preparing to move over toward the center lane for a left turn, I'll sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,509
Posted By Litespud

weight is weight, at the end of the day. However...

weight is weight, at the end of the day. However that 2lb off the bike will likely be noticeable because it occurs instantaneously - losing the equivalent 2 lb off your arse takes days or weeks -...
09-27-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,145
Posted By Litespud

I would argue that even the nice groupset is...

I would argue that even the nice groupset is overkill. A nice frame certainly is
09-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,314
Posted By Litespud

indeed - but differences in materials are so...

indeed - but differences in materials are so overshadowed by frame design and tires they’re almost academic
09-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,314
Posted By Litespud

Nice looking frame, but the fork is horrendous

Nice looking frame, but the fork is horrendous
09-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,395
Posted By Litespud

can’t stand people waving me through when they...

can’t stand people waving me through when they have RoW. Happens at intersection, rotaries. Yes, I have a nice face, but inside I’m a bastard - treat me like one and we’ll all be happier and safer....
09-20-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 850
Posted By Litespud

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldn’t reuse...

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldn’t reuse brake cables (housing, sure), but if you’re happy with them after carefully inspecting (particularly up at the heads) it’s your call. Will the longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,766
Posted By Litespud

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and...

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and 95psi rear. 110/120 at 155# will rattle your fillings out
09-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,678
Posted By Litespud

Why on earth would you want to master such a...

Why on earth would you want to master such a skill, unless you're a juggling cycling acrobat?
09-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Litespud

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it...

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it can’t be that rusted. I say put some lube on it and ride it
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
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: 19
Views: 752
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...
09-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,619
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: 79
Views: 2,619
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: 2,714
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...
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 133,785
Posted By Litespud

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

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.
09-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,043
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:
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
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, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,520
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,244
Posted By Litespud

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

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a problem
09-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 988
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!😂
09-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
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...
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
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
09-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,269
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...
08-30-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
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: 285
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...
08-28-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,220
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...
08-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Litespud

that’s pretty much how I use the gears - I see...

that’s pretty much how I use the gears - I see them as a “high range” and “low range”, with a fair amount of overlap between the two. I generally use whatever range is appropriate to the conditions....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By Litespud

If this is internal rust manifesting as a crack...

If this is internal rust manifesting as a crack in the frame, welding the crack isn't going to do anything. Once the rust has worked its way to the surface, the crack is just the tip of the rustberg,...
08-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Litespud

B group where we aim for an av speed of 19 mph....

B group where we aim for an av speed of 19 mph. Sometimes we exceed it, or achieve it, sometimes not, but the number signifies that we push a little harder than the other B group (B18) I think of...
08-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,901
Posted By Litespud

All of the above - the great outdoors will dilute...

All of the above - the great outdoors will dilute any exhaled virus to infinitesimally low concentrations in no time. Add some UV to further decrease viable infectious particles. Infection is a...
08-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Litespud

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a...

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a couple of years. I was lucky in that I was a grad student - there was no expectation on me to look presentable :lol:. In my experience, you're going to...
08-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,947
Posted By Litespud

The rear wheels of the truck possibly cut the...

The rear wheels of the truck possibly cut the corner - this is unfortunately a characteristic of any four-wheeled vehicle - the front wheels follow the curve, the rear wheels follow on by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,975
Posted By Litespud

this isn’t like a fender bender. A bike hits a...

this isn’t like a fender bender. A bike hits a pedestrian, there’s a fair chance that someone will be calling an ambulance. And if there are significant damages, it could get legally messy. Road...
08-18-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By Litespud

yes - because roadiness is next to godliness

yes - because roadiness is next to godliness
08-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,383
Posted By Litespud

I'm not even sure that we haven't been...

I'm not even sure that we haven't been misinterpreting the information provided in the original German link cited way back in the mists of time when this thread started. The link was to a rough and...
08-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,403
Posted By Litespud

cyclings a tech-centric sport, and it’s nice to...

cyclings a tech-centric sport, and it’s nice to have some new tech. 99.9% of the people here riding CF or Ti uber-bikes don’t need such machines, but they like having them. Get the new bike because...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Litespud

Any "sure-fire method" is just a starting point....

Any "sure-fire method" is just a starting point. You'll almost certainly start tweaking once you've put in some miles and you know what works for you specifically.
08-11-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,405
Posted By Litespud

No way that damage (specifically the ding on the...

No way that damage (specifically the ding on the inside) happened in transit. I would try to get yr money back. There are enough frames out there that you don’t have to end up with this
08-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,191
Posted By Litespud

calling this an “E bike” is somewhat of a...

calling this an “E bike” is somewhat of a stretch. It could be more accurately called a 60mph electric trail bike, but without the benefit of footpegs that stay put. Yes, it has pedals, but I suspect...
08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Litespud

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up...

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up of jamming on something, and you're essentially rupturing the housing (which isn't designed to take serious cable tension, like spiral-wound brake...
08-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By Litespud

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani...

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani with Campag parts (as god intended), eBay the excess parts and use the money to offset the purchase of a new complete CF bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,287
Posted By Litespud

👍😀

👍😀
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,368
Posted By Litespud

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president...

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the Front National, and author of such quotes as "I am not saying that gas chambers did not exist. I did not see them myself. I haven't studied...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By Litespud

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts....

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts. Maybe do it when you first got the bike (you have no idea how well the previous owner maintained the bike). After that, once a year would be good if your...
08-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Litespud

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty...

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty standard dropout/derailleur hanger (although why you'd want to use anything other than Campagnolo is beyond me :))
08-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Litespud

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue....

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue. When you’re shifting to a larger sprocket, you’re providing the pulling force to shift the RD - enough force to overcome cable friction or anything else...
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