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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 676
Posted By DaveSSS

Don't buy cheap no-name chinese quick links. I...

Don't buy cheap no-name chinese quick links. I got some that didn't click-in to hold the link in place. I got my money back on e-bay.

Wipperman links are the best, but the cheapest price I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveSSS

105 is not that common, at least in high end, but...

105 is not that common, at least in high end, but not carbon stems. I use a -17.

https://www.zipp.com/stems/service-course-sl-stem/
01-17-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By DaveSSS

A quick google search shows that 5mm is a common...

A quick google search shows that 5mm is a common hydraulic hose diameter, which is the same as most brake cable housing.
01-16-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm retired, so most of my driving is to a store...

I'm retired, so most of my driving is to a store or restaurant. I may drive as little as 1500 miles a year and I cycled 3800. I used to ride 5000 per year, but then my knees wore out. I'm pedaling...
01-16-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 214
Posted By DaveSSS

If you download the spare parts pdf you will see...

If you download the spare parts pdf you will see that only two freehubs are available - one is HG11 and the other is XDR. If the HG11 doesn't work, then you are out of luck. I assume that there...
01-15-20, 01:42 PM
01-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By DaveSSS

I ride wildly varying terrain, so I shift a lot. ...

I ride wildly varying terrain, so I shift a lot. No frayed cables on my Campy equipped bikes. The latest 12 speed campy cables are now teflon impregnated. That's what I use now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,090
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that the medium has a 15mm shorter...

Keep in mind that the medium has a 15mm shorter reach and 21mm shorter stack. The reach on the medium should be reduced by 6mm, to account for adding 20mm of spacer. I increased my saddle to bar...
01-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By DaveSSS

Something is wrong when cables fail that soon. ...

Something is wrong when cables fail that soon. I've used campy for 25 years and never seen any hint of cable wear. I've ridden up to 6500 miles in a year, but I usually have two bikes and split the...
01-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By DaveSSS

I've crashed 10 times and broken 7 helmets. Hit...

I've crashed 10 times and broken 7 helmets. Hit by cars twice. I left cycling in 2010 and came back to it in mid 2018. 5500 miles since then and no crashes or flats yet.
01-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By DaveSSS

The SMP Stratos was the answer for me. SMP makes...

The SMP Stratos was the answer for me. SMP makes many saddle models with a full length center cut out. Start with the right width and don't bother with any of the models that have minimal padding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveSSS

The reality is that reach and stack do predict...

The reality is that reach and stack do predict bike fit, but the values are often misused. The reach of two frames can only be compared at the same stack height. You can't just compare the reach,...
01-12-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By DaveSSS

A common issue with road bikes is using...

A common issue with road bikes is using handlebars with too much reach, I see new bikes with 100mm reach bars and 80mm stems, in the smaller sizes. It should be the other way around. Use short...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveSSS

The Rose Team GF six has the taller stack height...

The Rose Team GF six has the taller stack height that might be more appropriate. They call these marathon frames, rather than endurance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveSSS

No flames, but you are incorrect. Reach and...

No flames, but you are incorrect. Reach and stack make it much easier to compare two frames, but there are a few tricks to making a proper comparison. With reach, there is no need for a TT length...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By DaveSSS

Duplicate post.

Duplicate post.
01-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By DaveSSS

Moving the saddle back may also require a shorter...

Moving the saddle back may also require a shorter stem. The only way to know is to try it. I have two road bikes with a slightly different reach. Reach is defined as the horizontal distance from a...
01-12-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By DaveSSS

If you have too much weight on your hands, it may...

If you have too much weight on your hands, it may mean that the saddle is too far forward. A lot of people raise the bars when what they really need is more saddle setback. Bars that only offer one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,302
Posted By DaveSSS

Home brew wax lube will dry completely. Nothing...

Home brew wax lube will dry completely. Nothing but paraffin and 3-6 parts naptha. I prefer to have some oil in my mixture. I add up to 1 part oil to 3 parts paraffin. it will completely dissolve...
01-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,029
Posted By DaveSSS

Kerosene is really just a light oil that...

Kerosene is really just a light oil that evaporates at an extremely slow rate. There really is no need for it. Acetone does not readily dissolve paraffin, but it does evaporate quickly. A slurry...
01-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By DaveSSS

If the spindle has a diameter that is too large...

If the spindle has a diameter that is too large for the hole in the bearings, then you have the wrong BB. Measure the spindle diameter and then buy a BB made for that spindle diameter. You should...
01-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By DaveSSS

I wouldn't bet on good cycling weather, but you...

I wouldn't bet on good cycling weather, but you might get lucky and see 45-50 degrees in January. It won't reach that temp until as late as 1 pm. We've had a few of those already this year.
01-10-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By DaveSSS

Be careful if the chain is a Campy 10, 11 or 12. ...

Be careful if the chain is a Campy 10, 11 or 12. All use a special joining pin that requires a Campy tool to install. If the chain must be shortened, you can't just push out a pin and reinstall it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,406
Posted By DaveSSS

12 speed is already here and eventually Shimano...

12 speed is already here and eventually Shimano will catch up with SRAM and Campy. The trend with 12 speed is to increase range, not the decrease the spacing between sprockets. The sprocket spacing...
01-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy totally redesigned the shifter internals,...

Campy totally redesigned the shifter internals, late in 2008, for the 2009 model year, along with the introduction of 11 speed. The shifters made prior to that time have pointed tips on the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

I've done extensive reading of the threads I've...

I've done extensive reading of the threads I've posted, but some do get too long to read every single post. The point is that not everyone using disc brakes is happy with them. Many bikes have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

There are plenty of posts on the weight weenies...

There are plenty of posts on the weight weenies forum from users who regularly fight noise problems and warped rotors. They also seems to change pads far more often than I would ever need to change...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By DaveSSS

You can buy Campy compatible kool stop brake pads...

You can buy Campy compatible kool stop brake pads for the same price as shimano. Replacing pads is something I seldom require. With two bikes sharing my miles, maybe once per 6-8 years. They may...
01-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By DaveSSS

Posting a size like 56 is meaningless these days,...

Posting a size like 56 is meaningless these days, when so many companies use different methods to determine frame size and some don't use numbers at all. If the inseam that was listed is a cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

In some areas, there's no other choice, but to...

In some areas, there's no other choice, but to ride at least a few steep hills. Unless those hills end at a stop sign or include tight turns, brakes don't even come into play. Its rare when I don't...
01-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 913
Posted By DaveSSS

I found a Fuji model that has a good chance of...

I found a Fuji model that has a good chance of improving your fit, the Fuji Gran Fondo. The L (56cm) size has a 602mm stack and 376mm reach. The stack is 80mm larger than I use. If you saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By DaveSSS

Yes, every box lists the country of manufacture...

Yes, every box lists the country of manufacture and the new chorus brakes are made in Taiwan by Tektro. The brake pads are also no longer the same as other Campy brakes. Apparently they are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy parts are made in Italy, so they should be...

Campy parts are made in Italy, so they should be readily available. There are many online parts sources in Europe. A lot of people in the USA buy from sources in the UK.
01-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 913
Posted By DaveSSS

I've ridden behind a lot of people whose knees...

I've ridden behind a lot of people whose knees move outward (wider) at the top of the stroke. Sometimes it's only on one side. I've never known what causes it, but it can't be good. The knees...
01-05-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 913
Posted By DaveSSS

I've also got long legs and a short torso, but...

I've also got long legs and a short torso, but not as extreme as yours. One mistake was buying a frame with race geometry. You should look into endurance frames with much taller head tubes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By DaveSSS

The slr frame costs a lot more to save a little...

The slr frame costs a lot more to save a little weight. If you're not racing it's probably not worth it. I've never test ridden any of a dozen bikes because they all started as frames.
01-04-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By DaveSSS

The 8-9 sprockets must match. Campy has letters...

The 8-9 sprockets must match. Campy has letters assigned to them. If they aren't the same on both cassettes, the shifting will suck.
01-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By DaveSSS

Personally, I would retire the group and sell off...

Personally, I would retire the group and sell off the parts. The new stuff is so much better. I use new Zonda wheels on two bikes.
I paid $320 from pro bike kit.
01-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By DaveSSS

Just buy a 12-32 centaur cassette.

Just buy a 12-32 centaur cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,433
Posted By DaveSSS

180??? saddle height is measured from the center...

180??? saddle height is measured from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle, parallel to the seat tube.
01-04-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,262
Posted By DaveSSS

All I got was bottles with eye droppers. I tried...

All I got was bottles with eye droppers. I tried an old eye drops bottle and it worked, but the lid didn't hold up to the solvent. An old chain lube bottle would do the trick.

I found a US...
01-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By DaveSSS

I believe that any Zonda wheel would have the...

I believe that any Zonda wheel would have the latest 9-12 speed hub. An 8 speed cassette will not fit. A Google search indicates that a 9 speed cassette, with one sprocket removed and a wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

Is the severe rim wear due to riding in the wet? ...

Is the severe rim wear due to riding in the wet? My 7 years of continuous riding in the Colorado mountains never caused any significant rim wear, but I never ride in the wet. I've never worn out a...
01-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,262
Posted By DaveSSS

A great many ordinary oils will easily flow into...

A great many ordinary oils will easily flow into relatively large gaps between the parts of the chain. Getting lube where it needs to be is not a problem. My home made wax and oil dry lube has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

Tough to find that info. Cervelo doesn't seem to...

Tough to find that info. Cervelo doesn't seem to list frame weights on their website.

I owned the earliest R3 model. I rode in the mountains twice, then sold it. Goofy geometry back then.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,406
Posted By DaveSSS

If you weigh 140 or less instead of 185, disc...

If you weigh 140 or less instead of 185, disc brakes certainly aren't needed, unless you also descend in the rain frequently. I did at least 7,000 miles of pure descending on mountain roads with many...
01-01-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By DaveSSS

The cage length is measured center to center...

The cage length is measured center to center between the bolts that secure the pulleys. If it's listed as having a 40T capacity, the shortest possible chain is made by wrapping the big/big and...
12-31-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By DaveSSS

I suspect that it's entirely possible to put...

I suspect that it's entirely possible to put 3,000 miles on a chain and never lube it. You should try it and report back. Not all chains have a thick greasy lube on them, from the factory. The new...
12-31-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By DaveSSS

The only ingredient that I typically heat is the...

The only ingredient that I typically heat is the paraffin wax and even that does not have to be heated, but it will dissolve more quickly if melted and poured into the room temperature naptha that I...
12-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By DaveSSS

If you're trying to say that road grit doesn't...

If you're trying to say that road grit doesn't get deep inside a chain, you're wrong. With .004-.008 inch side clearance with a new chain, there'e a plenty of room for grit to get inside the chain....
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