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Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By zacster

I was in there around that time too. Pretty...

I was in there around that time too. Pretty empty.
08-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By zacster

I would buy a 1 or 2 year old used carbon bike if...

I would buy a 1 or 2 year old used carbon bike if it had never been crashed, but nothing older. And only if it were at a significant discount over new.
Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By zacster

At first the park was packed during the first...

At first the park was packed during the first weeks of the pandemic but that has settled down. It is still more crowded than it was during the week in the fall, but not so crowded that it should...
08-07-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By zacster

It was in his old shop, they had moved at some...

It was in his old shop, they had moved at some point. Even back in the old days I don't know how he made any money at it. I bought my Davidson through him so he must've made some profit on that but I...
08-07-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By zacster

I'm still hesitant to buy a 13-29 cassette for my...

I'm still hesitant to buy a 13-29 cassette for my short cage Chorus 10. The Branford Bike site says that it will fit the 29 tooth cog but it will exceed the chain wrap. 50/34 and 13-29 yields 32...
08-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By zacster

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't...

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't spend any money on a special cement. I'd try the inner tube idea but I'd also be prepared to fork over another $25. Another idea would be to use...
08-07-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By zacster

I'd say no to all of those frames. If you are...

I'd say no to all of those frames. If you are going to buy a frame get a new one. I can't say how old they are but they look a little dated to me. New frames have wider clearance for wider tires....
08-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 265
Posted By zacster

I found the old style toe clips best for in city...

I found the old style toe clips best for in city riding. I would leave them loose enough that I could get out easily but tight enough that they provided at least some upstroke value. They let you...
08-06-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 859
Posted By zacster

Post some pics of those, including the inside...

Post some pics of those, including the inside without the rim tape. One thing I've seen happen on my wheels a few times is that even though the rim tape is covering the holes, it will slide when...
08-06-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By zacster

I found that friction shifting worked really well...

I found that friction shifting worked really well with 10sp cassettes. The ramps for the chain on the cassette make shifting really smooth and quiet and the spacing is so tight you are never between...
08-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By zacster

I went to that game on a whim, and bought a...

I went to that game on a whim, and bought a single ticket at the box office right before the game, 6th row behind the 1st base dugout and they charged me $20 I think. That pic was taken from there....
08-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,165,183
Posted By zacster

That bike wasn't even worth putting new cables on...

That bike wasn't even worth putting new cables on it.
08-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By zacster

Almost. 7,8,9 or 10. Get a matching chain. The...

Almost. 7,8,9 or 10. Get a matching chain. The one thing I did find is that a 10sp chain on a 6sp crank can be a little noisy. It'll work but there will be chatter. That said, you can replace...
08-05-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By zacster

Put a Campy SR on that baby.

Put a Campy SR on that baby.
08-05-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By zacster

It is likely 128 and from that I wouldn't even...

It is likely 128 and from that I wouldn't even consider a 126 wheel. 130 is the standard for 7,8,9 and 10 speed for both Campy and Shimano, with 11 speed Shimano at 131. I think even Campy 12sp is...
08-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By zacster

If the OP is to be believed, the chain was an 8sp...

If the OP is to be believed, the chain was an 8sp on an 8sp bike, but then replaced with a 9sp chain and the problem didn't go away. So if it were a chain routing issue, one or the other chain would...
08-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By zacster

I visited Wright Bros in 2010 (I always know the...

I visited Wright Bros in 2010 (I always know the date because I was at Safeco about 3 days before Ken Griffey retired and he got a big cheer when he came up to pinch hit) when I did a solo trip to...
08-04-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,806
Posted By zacster

https://live.staticflickr.com/3186/3116707059_09b3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3186/3116707059_09b30e81c9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5KpWqB)Davidson Front (https://flic.kr/p/5KpWqB) by zacfi2000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/49759850@N00/), on...
08-04-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By zacster

The funny thing about Red Lantern to me is that I...

The funny thing about Red Lantern to me is that I didn't know they were there even though I rode through Fort Greene to and from my office. I usually took either Dekalb or Flushing from Vanderbilt...
08-04-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By zacster

Keep posting to this thread, you only have 3 to...

Keep posting to this thread, you only have 3 to go. But posting a video of the bike on a stand while turning the pedals by hand would be very useful. Of course, you likely don't have a stand, most of...
08-04-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By zacster

Here's an idea for the OP. Instead of converting...

Here's an idea for the OP. Instead of converting to flat bar why not try a shorter stem as suggested and also add cross levers for braking from the tops. I did that on a bike I recently upgraded and...
08-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By zacster

Mine is neither Signature nor Impulse and was...

Mine is neither Signature nor Impulse and was built before Bill Davidson opened up the shop in Elliot Bay. It was custom built for me and the story is he painted it himself as his painter was out on...
08-04-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 719
Posted By zacster

Nice! I have my own Davidson, but in a more...

Nice! I have my own Davidson, but in a more standard size. My paint is a metallic slate color, not quite black.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3251/3116719509_8a50a56607_k.jpg...
08-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 941
Posted By zacster

It's a nice looking bike, whether "classic" or...

It's a nice looking bike, whether "classic" or not.
08-01-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,165,183
Posted By zacster

Only out of the frame in that picture. There are...

Only out of the frame in that picture. There are others in the ad that show it. It is a standard dropout, not a track type. And again, this bike comes from that part of Brooklyn where everyone...
07-31-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,285
Posted By zacster

The thing that caught my eye wasn't the rims but...

The thing that caught my eye wasn't the rims but the Super Record vs. Ultegra. No contest in my eye, SR all the way.
07-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By zacster

My wife and I went to the beach last weekend and...

My wife and I went to the beach last weekend and we pulled out a soft sided cooler that we'd used before and it occurred to me that it looked a lot like a pannier too. I rigged it up with some flat...
07-31-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,165,183
Posted By zacster

Yep, my first "10 speed" too. A white UO-10 I...

Yep, my first "10 speed" too. A white UO-10 I think it was. The der eventually snapped, the brakes made that purring noise against the ridged rim but didn't stop worth a damn in the rain. No toe...
07-29-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By zacster

Wow, that's almost exactly what I went through,...

Wow, that's almost exactly what I went through, except I stopped at 13-26. Also bought a compact CF crank also with bad bearings, but I installed mine 180 the first time. How was the 12-30 lighter...
07-29-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By zacster

This sounds like one of things you just have to...

This sounds like one of things you just have to try. Put on the 22 and leave the rest alone and see if it works. It may require a tweak of the derailleur to work, or it may work well enough that it...
07-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By zacster

So this is saying that 50/34 with 13-29 just...

So this is saying that 50/34 with 13-29 just won't work on my setup if I tried, and that Rosefarts 12-30 would be even worse. But reality is more like it kinda/sorta works, with maybe some rub...
07-29-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By zacster

I looked at everything available when I needed to...

I looked at everything available when I needed to pull the bearing and just decided to get the tool. The auto store units for sale would all have needed a mod to work, and never thought about renting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By zacster

I would say that the through axle is not my...

I would say that the through axle is not my favorite innovation. Too many different types, not straightforward, not quick, requires a torque wrench? No, not for me. And while I like the disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,224
Posted By zacster

I've had a pair for 2 years (?) now and just...

I've had a pair for 2 years (?) now and just depend on them to give me the data I want. I always found them difficult though to get in and out, at first I couldn't even do it outside and rode with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By zacster

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true...

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true bargain. You won't be satisfied with either of those over what you already have. I myself ride a 2005 Kuota cf bike with Chorus 10. When I rode a bike...
07-28-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By zacster

And I managed to find one when I was looking, and...

And I managed to find one when I was looking, and a compact one at that. They are very rare as I came to find out.



I once watched a video on applying spacers so that the wavy washer wasn't...
07-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By zacster

I've often wondered whether anything larger than...

I've often wondered whether anything larger than my 13-26 would work on a standard Chorus 10. I also have 50/34 UT in the front except an older 10sp version. I ride frequently enough in the 50/26...
07-27-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,165,183
Posted By zacster

Now for $450 that actually is creative from...

Now for $450 that actually is creative from someone in Brooklyn. If that is a real and not just a photoshop, it would easily be worth that just from the effort it took. That map circle is getting...
07-27-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 3,165,183
Posted By zacster

Living in Brooklyn I learned a long time ago to...

Living in Brooklyn I learned a long time ago to not use CL for ANYTHING. If you look at the circles on the maps on both posts above you are closing in on hipsterville and everybody thinks they are...
07-27-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25,401
Views: 2,503,021
Posted By zacster

I rode from the Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ...

I rode from the Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ to Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook and then back after laying on the beach all day. I just checked and it is 7 miles each way and didn't think it was...
07-26-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By zacster

That takes all the fun out of it.

That takes all the fun out of it.
07-25-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By zacster

One other thing to mention, when you are working...

One other thing to mention, when you are working on the drive side, a loss of skin on the knuckles is a requirement. When that pedal finally loosens with all that force, it'll drive that hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By zacster

Shoe inserts

I've been looking for new shoes again and the one thing that always struck me about cycling shoes is how uncomfortable they are. I started to wonder why nobody makes a cycling shoe like a running...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By zacster

For the price I've been buying shorts, not bibs,...

For the price I've been buying shorts, not bibs, on Amazon. Some are really comfortable others are not. I bought two of one brand that were identical, except on one the waistband got so twisted up...
07-25-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By zacster

I bought a used 24" bike for my son when he was...

I bought a used 24" bike for my son when he was that size. I think it lasted about 6 months before he outgrew it. It is really hard to buy a kid's bike that'll last for very long. Now he rides my...
07-25-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By zacster

I use a piece of pipe to fit over my 15mm open...

I use a piece of pipe to fit over my 15mm open end wrench to get more leverage and I've never had a problem with that working. For my pedals without flats I use an 8mm bit on a long breaker bar...
07-24-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,141
Posted By zacster

I just got a batch of Vittoria butyl tubes in...

I just got a batch of Vittoria butyl tubes in 700x25-28 and these come in at 105g. I'll have to see how they feel, if I can feel them at all. But I went back on BikeTiresDirect to compare these...
07-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By zacster

Another long time standard, quick release,...

Another long time standard, quick release, replaced with a chaotic non-standard. With QR you could take any front mech and swap it with any other, same in the back. a 126 qr would still work with...
07-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 760
Posted By zacster

Maybe part of this shortage is that individuals...

Maybe part of this shortage is that individuals are not willing to bring stuff to ship and aren't listing their things on eBay. I know I've had parts that people could use that I would normally have...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,354
Posted By zacster

Its Breuckelen ;)

Its Breuckelen ;)
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