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Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By noodle soup

No need to ask who. There's only one...

No need to ask who.

There's only one Specialized dealer in LV, unless you include Boulder City.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By noodle soup

Has the OP ever said what shifters he has? I...

Has the OP ever said what shifters he has?

I still want to know what he is trying to accomplish with the cage swap.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By noodle soup

i assume he has 8spd DA shifters, but he never...

i assume he has 8spd DA shifters, but he never stated that.

if he has 8spd shifters, he can use any 8/9/10spd Shimano road derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By noodle soup

3m tape(33+ if I remember correctly) is the only...

3m tape(33+ if I remember correctly) is the only finishing tape worth using.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By noodle soup

when you say “modern 105 RD” that’s not entirely...

when you say “modern 105 RD” that’s not entirely accurate. An 11spd RD won’t work with those shifters, but a 10spd one(5600, 5700) will work fine.

Remember that a long cage rear derailleur won’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By noodle soup

You might want to have this thread moved to the...

You might want to have this thread moved to the Mechanics forum.

Why are you looking to swap the derailleur cage, and what do you hope to accomplish?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26,420
Views: 16,431,236
Posted By noodle soup

Thank you for reiterating the purpose of this...

Thank you for reiterating the purpose of this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By noodle soup

That's why bike shops rent/demo bikes. It's...

That's why bike shops rent/demo bikes.

It's much easier to sell $5000-$15,000 bikes, after the shopper has used a bike like that for a few days. Parking lot "demos" are practically useless for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By noodle soup

The salesman might have been thinking the Venge...

The salesman might have been thinking the Venge had Specialized SCS spacing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By noodle soup

Sorry, my mistake. It sounded like you had...

Sorry, my mistake.

It sounded like you had started at the stem area, and ran out of tape. Some people start at the stem, because it eliminates the need for finishing tape(but it leads to other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By noodle soup

Most people start the wrap at the bar end, and...

Most people start the wrap at the bar end, and don't run into this problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 3,836,388
Posted By noodle soup

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49024159437_f3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49024159437_f3e038c23e_o.jpg

$110

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$28
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,062
Posted By noodle soup

It's a custom, built and painted by Tom...

It's a custom, built and painted by Tom Ritchey(back when he actually built some bikes).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,049
Posted By noodle soup

I would replace it if you feel it pulse under...

I would replace it if you feel it pulse under braking.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By noodle soup

Some people still use tubes?

Some people still use tubes?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,049
Posted By noodle soup

I probably wouldn't bother replacing that wheel....

I probably wouldn't bother replacing that wheel. If you ever saw some of the wheel damage that comes in on mountain bike wheels at my shop, you'd see that area is much stronger than you think.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By noodle soup

The OP solved the problem before you posted this,...

The OP solved the problem before you posted this, and he was informed about a little piece that eliminates the stupid Shimano "mount".
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 660,945
Posted By noodle soup

Smarter than the one that buys it.

Smarter than the one that buys it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By noodle soup

you should be able to wiggle it off. In the...

you should be able to wiggle it off.

In the future, I'd use something like this to mount the junction box.

https://www.fouriers-bike.com/en/pro.php?m=l&cid=67&f=2
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By noodle soup

Sidi shoes are on sale at Merlin Cycles. In the...

Sidi shoes are on sale at Merlin Cycles. In the past they would not ship to the US, but that doesn't seem to be the case now.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 660,945
Posted By noodle soup

Sidi shoes are on sale at Merlin Cycles. In the...

Sidi shoes are on sale at Merlin Cycles. In the past they would not ship to the US, but that doesn't seem to be the case now.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,894
Posted By noodle soup

People actually clean the braking surface on rims?

People actually clean the braking surface on rims?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By noodle soup

I spray clean streak into the shifter, and then...

I spray clean streak into the shifter, and then use compressor to blow out the junk. Repeat this process until it shifts well, and then apply Tri-Flow and blow lightly with a compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,253
Posted By noodle soup

Not Pass the eye-bleach.

Not

Pass the eye-bleach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By noodle soup

+1 The OP didn't say which version 105 he...

+1

The OP didn't say which version 105 he has, but based on the low mileage, I'd guess it's 5800 or 7000 series 105. Fraying cables inside the shifter sounds like the cause of his issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By noodle soup

I concur.

I concur.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By noodle soup

The recessed allen nut might be slightly too long...

The recessed allen nut might be slightly too long for your frame. I'd try the nut off your old brakeset.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By noodle soup

this is the one Inpd built up. ...

this is the one Inpd built up.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48958704181_b776c23691_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 3,836,388
Posted By noodle soup

Free tool chest ...

Free tool chest

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48958052863_c58bdf44a2_o.jpg

Not new, but new to me, and filled with a mix of Snap-on and Craftsman tools.

My neighbor's husband passed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By noodle soup

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/venge-pro/p/1713...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/venge-pro/p/171339?color=271666-171339
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

Low spoke count is the usual cause of wheel flex,...

Low spoke count is the usual cause of wheel flex, not the rim itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By noodle soup

IIRC, we suspected it was his bike, but it turned...

IIRC, we suspected it was his bike, but it turned out that it wasn’t.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By noodle soup

The ICAN wheelset uses Powerway hubs If rim...

The ICAN wheelset uses Powerway hubs

If rim width matters to you, the LB hoops are 2.65mm wider bead to bead.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

I wouldn't worry about the chips, but I would...

I wouldn't worry about the chips, but I would probably wet-sand the nicks, and apply some clearcoat to the sanded area.

It looks like it was from some rock impacts, because the tire is also...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 660,945
Posted By noodle soup

I used to get stuff from CRC in 5 business days.

I used to get stuff from CRC in 5 business days.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By noodle soup

Did you notice this thread last month? ...

Did you notice this thread last month?

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1183439-ceramicspeed-shaft-drive-venge.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 660,945
Posted By noodle soup

CRC used to have crazy fast shipping to the US,...

CRC used to have crazy fast shipping to the US, but that was a few years ago. Now it seems like 2 weeks is the norm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By noodle soup

+1 Hydraulic disc brakes work better in all...

+1

Hydraulic disc brakes work better in all conditions.

Rim brakes are cheaper, and weigh less.

Which is more important to you?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By noodle soup

More likely he's putting his bike on a stand,...

More likely he's putting his bike on a stand, spinning the wheels, and timing how long it takes them to stop spinning. This "test" means very little.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By noodle soup

Just keep riding them, and they’ll loosen up.

Just keep riding them, and they’ll loosen up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

But I'm faster/more aero.:rolleyes:

But I'm faster/more aero.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

I went with the AR56 because of the 23mm ID. With...

I went with the AR56 because of the 23mm ID. With 30mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires, the ride is fast and smoooooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

CF and aluminum don't play well together. If you...

CF and aluminum don't play well together. If you don't believe me, ask Psimet2001
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,509
Posted By noodle soup

Actually I did have one tire go flat. The...

Actually I did have one tire go flat.

The crap LB tape peeled up enough to cause a slow leak.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 88,127
Posted By noodle soup

Unless you crash or shift your rear derailleur...

Unless you crash or shift your rear derailleur into the spokes, spoke damage is pretty rare on road wheels.

BTW, do not use alloy nipples on carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,509
Posted By noodle soup

+1. I used to get 10-12 punctures per year from...

+1. I used to get 10-12 punctures per year from thorns(every thing that grows in Phoenix has thorns), but so far this year I've been flat free for 9890 miles,

Tires are a little more expensive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By noodle soup

bring your saddle and pedals, but leave the...

bring your saddle and pedals, but leave the wheels at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By noodle soup

That's only 2300 miles. That's not much for a...

That's only 2300 miles. That's not much for a front tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 09:10 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By noodle soup

It's true that hose damage is more likely on...

It's true that hose damage is more likely on mountain bikes, but it's not really a huge problem there either. Rear derailleur cable housing is the most common to be damaged.
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