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10-22-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By tsappenfield

Raleigh "self-adjusting" brakes

So I'm trying to get a pair of Raleigh "self-adjusting" brakes in working order on a 1974 Raleigh Sports I'm restoring. One of the brakes actually works well. The tab on the little springy thing in...
Forum: Triathlon
09-23-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By tsappenfield

Let me clarify. I spend January thru March in...

Let me clarify. I spend January thru March in the Florida Keys. My wife and I take three bikes from Ohio down to the Keys. I break all three down for transport through salty, wet roads. Other...
Forum: Triathlon
09-21-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By tsappenfield

How do you transport your disc wheel?

I have a Zipp disc for racing. I'm looking at a Zipp bag to transport and protect this wheel to and from races, but nowhere in the description of the product does it mention that it is suitable for...
Forum: Triathlon
09-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tsappenfield

Do I Need Shorter Cranks?

My bike is a Cervelo P2C with 175 mm cranks. I'm 5' 10" with an inseam of 30.5". I'm a very good Senior Games time trial racer having won several medals at the local and state levels for the past...
08-27-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By tsappenfield

Mystery Sturmey-Archer Hub

I "parted out" a Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed rear hub (36 holes) from a 1974 Raleigh Sports "Gents". I rebuilt it completely (Great fun!) and it's in tip top shape. What's odd is that there is no...
08-27-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By tsappenfield

Replacement front wheel for '74 gents Raleigh Sports

I need to replace the front wheel on a recently purchased 1974 Raleigh Sports. No amount of truing will save this rusted, dented wheel. The wheel is a Rigida Superchromix, 26 x 1 3/8, 36 holes,...
05-04-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By tsappenfield

Colnago Nuovo Mexico or Colnago Super 'profil'?

In 2011 I purchased from a dealer in Austria what was advertised as a Colnago Nuovo Mexico, era 1983-84. Now I have my doubts. An article I recently read on-line states that many confuse the Nuovo...
04-29-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By tsappenfield

Colnago with Campy components questions.

Ten years ago, I purchased a 1984 Colnago Nuovo Mexico. My first question concerns the free wheel. Both hubs, front and rear wheel, are Campy Super Record hubs. What's weird is that the free wheel...
01-16-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By tsappenfield

1974 Sturmey-Archer front hub

How many per side and what size ball bearings go into a 1974 Sturmey-Archer front hub. I did a brief search of past forums with no luck.
Tsapp
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By tsappenfield

Measuring frame size

How does Cervelo measure frame size for its P series; center of bottom bracket to ...?
tsapp
Forum: Triathlon
09-24-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By tsappenfield

Zipp 77 or White T11 hub

Thinking about upgrading the front wheel on my time trial bike from a Zipp 404 (2008 tubular) to a Zipp 808 Firecrest tubular, not the newer NSW. Competive Cyclist will do the build with either a...
08-27-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By tsappenfield

The bar end shifters are part of a Shimano...

The bar end shifters are part of a Shimano Ultegra group set, attached ti a set of Vision FSA aero bars.
Tsapp
08-25-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By tsappenfield

Lubing bar end shifters

Just doing some routine maintenance on my tt bike. I want to oil the friction bar end shifters. In the past, I just dropped some oil in the seams between the shifter lever and body without...
08-16-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By tsappenfield

I'm almost 76, so cut me some slack! Tsapp

I'm almost 76, so cut me some slack!
Tsapp
08-16-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By tsappenfield

What chain do I need?

I have an 1984 Colnago Nuovo Mexico road bike with a double Super Record chainring set and a six cog Shimano Dura Ace freewheel. I replaced the original chain with a Schram chain and I get some...
08-16-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By tsappenfield

How often do you reglue your tubulars?

i've had my tubular tires on a set of Zipp 404's since 2016. It's my first set of tubulars and they're used pretty much just for tt events and some training rides the week prior to an event. I'm...
08-03-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By tsappenfield

Computer for a cycling nerd.

I'll be turning 76 soon, don't own a smart phone, have no desire for a computer that does smart phone stuff like mapping, emails, power meter data, etc. I want a computer that does distance, speed,...
04-18-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By tsappenfield

Schwinn World?

I have a curb find. It's a Schwinn World. I can find info on the World Sport and the World Tourist, but not just plain old Schwinn World. The serial numbers (there seems to be three) don't help...
04-13-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By tsappenfield

Cassette gearing choices

I'm soon buying a new cassette to replace my 10 speed 11-28 Ultegra cassette. I'm sticking with Ultegra and have several gearing choices: 11-25, 11-28, 12-25, 12-30. What are the advantages and/or...
03-22-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,670
Posted By tsappenfield

Tire inflator

What's the best option for inflating a road bike tire with a presta valve when a flat occurs while on the road? I'm only interested in something I can carry along with a spare tube in the carry sack...
03-04-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By tsappenfield

The responses are kind of what I expected. I...

The responses are kind of what I expected. I currently have a San Marco saddle on my road bike, my second such saddle. I ride about 2500 miles per year and my butt and I are very happy with this...
03-02-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By tsappenfield

Fizik saddles

What's so great about Fizik saddles? Is this just great marketing on their part or are these really superior saddles?
Tsapp
02-22-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By tsappenfield

Different chain?

I'm watching a Zipp 900 tubular disc on eBay. It has a 10 cog Sram cassette. I don't know the model. Would this cassette require a different chain than a Shimano Ultegra 10 cog cassette?
Tsapp
02-16-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By tsappenfield

Tubeless ready rims and tubeless tires

I'm going to buy a new wheel set for my road bike. Educate me about tubeless ready rims and tubeless tires. Can you mount clincher tires on a tubeless ready rim? Would you be better off mounting a...
Forum: Triathlon
01-26-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By tsappenfield

A used Zipp 900 disc or a new off-brand Chinese-made disc?

That's my dilemma. I don't choose to speed $1800+ on a new rear carbon fiber disc. My buddy says "Go Chinese" since all carbon fiber wheels are made in China anyhow, you avoid the middle-man mark...
01-15-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,821
Posted By tsappenfield

When I purchased my road bike ten years ago, a...

When I purchased my road bike ten years ago, a triple chainring seemed logical based on my age and type of riding I was doing. Like an earlier poster, I found that over the decade, I was using the...
01-14-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,821
Posted By tsappenfield

Wow!

Strong feelings about triple chain rings! So strong that I've decided that since I am definitely not getting younger and stronger, I'll forego the time and expense of the switch to a compact double....
01-13-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,821
Posted By tsappenfield

Triple chain ring to compact double

I plan on changing the setup on my road bike from a triple chain ring to a compact double chain ring. If itís relevant, the current triple chain ring setup is a Shimano 105. Will it be necessary to...
11-30-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By tsappenfield

All is well. Turns out that I just hadn't turned...

All is well. Turns out that I just hadn't turned the L limit screw out far enough. Took the bike out for a test ride and I can get into all gear combinations with no chain rub and without the chain...
11-30-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By tsappenfield

The crankset is by Sistar. Both limiting screws...

The crankset is by Sistar. Both limiting screws function. I rebuilt the bottom bracket and I know that I inserted the longer end of the spindle on the drive side. Also, I might add that the front...
11-29-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By tsappenfield

And yet another front derailleur problem.

Doing a restore on a 10-speed, 1983 Schwinn World curbside find with stem mounted friction shifters. This bike has Shimano components. After a thorough cleaning, degreasing, new cables and housing,...
11-09-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By tsappenfield

My first curbside find

So yesterday on the way home from a morning of pickleball, I drove by a curbside bike waiting to be picked up by the trash truck. My observant wife said, "You had better go back and look at that!" ...
Forum: Triathlon
10-09-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By tsappenfield

Practicing is only good if your practicing the...

Practicing is only good if your practicing the correct technique(s). Coming into a turn around, any time trialer has a lot to think about such as how much speed to carry into the turn, the line to...
Forum: Triathlon
10-01-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By tsappenfield

After Zipp2001's reply, I'm convinced that going...

After Zipp2001's reply, I'm convinced that going front brake only and spending more time practicing my turn around technique is the way to go. I'm still learning how to race this event and have been...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By tsappenfield

So I'm leaning even more strongly to the front...

So I'm leaning even more strongly to the front brake method. I'm hoping some more members will chime in on this post.
Tsapp
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By tsappenfield

Braking technique for a time trial turn around.

I'm not a triathlete, but I am a time trialer My question concerns the braking technique you should use in a race where there is a turn around. Assuming a dry road, I wait to brake to the last...
08-09-17, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By tsappenfield

Where are the replacement hub cones?

I'm rebuilding the front wheel hub of a Shimano 105, HB 1055 from the early 90's. The hub cone on the left side needs to be replaced. I've contacted every LBS in the area and no one has a...
06-18-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By tsappenfield

Looking for a new bike fitter in NE Ohio.

I had my newly purchased and lightly used 2008 Cervelo P2C fitted by a highly recommended fitter (who will go unnamed) about six months ago. Very disappointed in the outcome. Could any Buckeyes out...
Forum: Triathlon
01-12-17, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By tsappenfield

Front wheel magnet is out. My wireless computer...

Front wheel magnet is out. My wireless computer (Cateye) has a dual sensor that attaches to the no-drive side chain stay. I like the ideas presented so far.
Tsapp
Forum: Triathlon
01-11-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By tsappenfield

How to attach a sensor magnet to a disc.

I don't actually have a disc. Way too expensive for my wallet. Instead I purchased an aero disc jacket from Wheelbuilder. It fits great and I'm ready to roll. My problem is how to attach my...
11-24-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By tsappenfield

Are bash guards necessary?

I have a Trek Multitrack 7200 hybrid bike with a trashed bash guard. I removed it this morning and just finished a one hour post Thanksgiving meal rest period trying to find a replacement on the...
Forum: For Sale
10-31-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,586
Posted By tsappenfield

Happy you're interested in my bike. We could...

Happy you're interested in my bike. We could meet outside of Eddie's Bike Shop in Montrose any afternoon during the week or any time on the weekend. Eddie's is located on the north side of route 18...
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By tsappenfield

How risky is it to buy a used Zipp disc?

I'd really like to purchase a new Zipp disc, but $1600+ is a bit too rich for my wallet. Used Zipp discs on eBay typically go for $400 to $600 less. Much kinder to my wallet, but what's the risk? ...
10-01-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,425
Posted By tsappenfield

So the consensus is that I actually do own a...

So the consensus is that I actually do own a Colnago Nuovo Mexico in spite of lacking the 4 crimp top tube, 2 crimp seat tube, and 0 crimp chain stays? I'll sleep more easily tonight.
Tsapp
09-28-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,425
Posted By tsappenfield

So here are some pictures of the lugs. I am...

So here are some pictures of the lugs. I am trying to sell this bike and I don't want to misrepresent the model it actually is, i.e., if it's not a Nuovo Mexico, I don't want to advertise it as a...
09-26-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,425
Posted By tsappenfield

Colnago disappointment

I just read an article (saarf.London) on how to tell the difference between a Colnago Nuovo Mexico from 1980's vs other Colnago models of that time period. The author states that a Nuovo Mexico will...
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By tsappenfield

Where to sell vintage bikes?

Besides swap meets, craigslist, eBay, and the Bike Forums Marketplace, where else can vintage bikes be sold?
Tsapp
Forum: For Sale
08-22-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,586
Posted By tsappenfield

1984 Colnago Nuovo Mexico

1984? (based upon the date on the rear derailleur) Colnago Nuovo Mexico classic Italian 12-speed road bike in excellent condition. Columbus steel tubing frame with channeling along the top tube,...
08-06-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By tsappenfield

Switching cranksets

Eight years ago when I purchased my road bike, I was talked into a triple chainring for the build up. It seemed like a good idea at the time for the type of riding I was doing, but I rarely (like...
08-04-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By tsappenfield

I've adjusted the limit screws on the front...

I've adjusted the limit screws on the front derailleur multiple times, even had my mechanic at my LBS try to get rid of the chain rub to no avail. The chain rings are not bent nor the front...
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