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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,739
Posted By mortenfyhn

I use a cheap Bell helmet, and when the front pad...

I use a cheap Bell helmet, and when the front pad came off I glued on a piece of old t-shirt. If anything, it's better than the old pad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,298
Posted By mortenfyhn

I ride an aluminium bike, and it's about 9 kg....

I ride an aluminium bike, and it's about 9 kg. With me and some water I suppose it'll have to be around 80 kg. (The frame pump mounting is a bit makeshift, but it worked very nicely for the duration...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,100
Posted By mortenfyhn

One of these. ...

One of these.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/6037779959_b90e92d945_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenfyhn/6037779959/)
Cassette remover...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By mortenfyhn

It sort of happens by itself if I'm approaching...

It sort of happens by itself if I'm approaching someone that's riding in the same direction and rough speed as me.
08-12-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,119
Posted By mortenfyhn

I fit best on something around 58, but I've...

I fit best on something around 58, but I've ridden my 63 (measured) far enough to consider it comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By mortenfyhn

I may have exaggerated a bit. I think the 'rarely...

I may have exaggerated a bit. I think the 'rarely go far' part may have come out wrongly. What I'm saying is that I would probably not do a century without at least a few short stops. The stops may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By mortenfyhn

'Should' road saddles always be rigid?

I'm trying to find a good saddle for my Cervelo S1. I've tried several, but I'm a bit confused. Are good road bike saddles necessarily hard? All the hard saddles I've ridden (none of them very far,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 03:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,781
Posted By mortenfyhn

I guess it kinda depends on the shop as well....

I guess it kinda depends on the shop as well. When I got my 58 cm S1, it had Fulcrum 5 wheels and Ultegra 6700, while the 56 cm (at the exact same price) had Shimano R500 wheels and a 6600 group. In...
08-08-11, 02:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,416
Posted By mortenfyhn

I was fully expecting this to be about you...

I was fully expecting this to be about you forgetting to loosen the clips before stopping, and falling over in the middle of a sea of spectators. Most likely into the bosom of the flirtatious girl.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,260
Posted By mortenfyhn

Roads are reasonably clean here. I do follow the...

Roads are reasonably clean here. I do follow the same practise of stuffing things back in my pockets, though. Then again, I always ride solo, and I just empty my rubbish in a bin when I see one. I...
08-07-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By mortenfyhn

I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a system...

I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a system for telling components apart. If you have some SRAM stuff around, I guess you could check for identifying codes/numbers.
08-03-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,281
Posted By mortenfyhn

He damaged it, the shop ought to replace it. ...

He damaged it, the shop ought to replace it.

Had a similar experience once, when I asked a bloke at the shop to help med get my Suntour 2-prong freewheel off. the wheel didn't have an axle at all...
08-02-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,768
Posted By mortenfyhn

Saw this in town a while ago. It does deserve...

Saw this in town a while ago. It does deserve better cable work and I suppose mudguard adjustment, but it's especially interesting to me, as I'm cleaning up my own DBS Internazionale these days.
...
08-02-11, 02:10 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,491
Posted By mortenfyhn

Taken yesterday. The picture is a bit dark...

Taken yesterday. The picture is a bit dark because if the tailsun, but hey. I think the tape is wrapped way too far up under the hoods, and that that's why the brifters are so fat.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-11, 02:06 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 59,487
Posted By mortenfyhn

My bike and a Major-General. I didn't intend to...

My bike and a Major-General. I didn't intend to end up there, but the road was nice. 32 % in some places.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5997397852_e7814cc3d3_b.jpg
07-31-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By mortenfyhn

That's bloody excellent.

That's bloody excellent.
07-31-11, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By mortenfyhn

Odd bits in an old German patch kit

Any of you know what these two things do? The tube is hollow and made of a quite pliant rubber. Other than that, all I know is what you can see in the picture.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By mortenfyhn

I have Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks on Fulcrum...

I have Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks on Fulcrum Racing 5 rims, and my wimpy arms can get them installed without tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-11, 03:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,511
Posted By mortenfyhn

I had my first crash (fall) since childhood...

I had my first crash (fall) since childhood yesterday. My bike slowed to naught while I was trying to get into my second toe clip after having stopped midway in a climb. It just sort of ceased to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By mortenfyhn

Make sure to use a long sleeve jersey when you...

Make sure to use a long sleeve jersey when you know you might use the jacket. It feels really nasty to have the jacket material in contact with sweaty arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,568
Posted By mortenfyhn

I've never done an early recreational ride. I...

I've never done an early recreational ride.
I think I'll try it out tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mortenfyhn

Actually took a relevant photo yesterday: ...

Actually took a relevant photo yesterday:


http://bildr.no/thumb/935839.jpeg (http://bildr.no/view/935839)
07-26-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By mortenfyhn

Thanks, I think I'll get some Wipperman links....

Thanks, I think I'll get some Wipperman links. Chainreaction has some that are listed as '10sp Campagnolo.' Are they the same as the Shimano ones, or will they be incompatible? Some reviewers appear...
07-26-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By mortenfyhn

Breaking an Ultegra 6700 10sp chain

Just bought a new road bike with a 6700 drivetrain (except the FSA crankset). The chain is a few links longer than what would be optimal, though. While I might take it back and have the shop look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 173,017
Posted By mortenfyhn

I have a bunch of spacers under the stem of my...

I have a bunch of spacers under the stem of my road bike. I also have a meters of development chart taped to the stem.

EDIT: I forgot my best confession:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,016
Posted By mortenfyhn

My bike was only available with Shimano, and none...

My bike was only available with Shimano, and none of my old bikes have had SRAM/Campy either. Some Suntour and such, though.
I'd actually prefer Campy or SRAM, simply because I've never tried either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,165
Posted By mortenfyhn

I was about to say that that's 200 %, but...

I was about to say that that's 200 %, but thinking about it, I realize such a grade cannot be expressed as a percentage.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mortenfyhn

There sure are a lot of things to think about....

There sure are a lot of things to think about. After some contemplation (and a long ride) I'm starting to believe that the only real risk with the S1 is not being able to comfortably keep my head up....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By mortenfyhn

Sigma 1009. Speed is always there, of course....

Sigma 1009.
Speed is always there, of course. The other bit of screen real estate is usually set to trip distance when riding recreationally, average speed when trying to ride fast, and clock when...
07-24-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By mortenfyhn

I like flat crowns a lot, but lately I've begun...

I like flat crowns a lot, but lately I've begun to like sloped ones as well. Unicrowns are nasty. With modern forks, it really just depends, since there are so many different types.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By mortenfyhn

Not a big deal, though. It's a good way to make...

Not a big deal, though. It's a good way to make people regrease their pedal threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By mortenfyhn

Started out with a 9 km ride to work and back to...

Started out with a 9 km ride to work and back to retrieve my helmet. Weather was warm (comparatively) and vaguely foggy. Got back home, stuffed my jersey pockets with things, and departed southwards....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By mortenfyhn

Could work, I suppose. Although earlier...

Could work, I suppose. Although earlier mind-controlled things have been very difficult to use. You have to really think about it 'properly'. What if you're approaching a hill, and you start thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26,557
Views: 16,345,561
Posted By mortenfyhn

Try not to look at the bars. ...

Try not to look at the bars.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=211715&d=1311442685
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,031
Posted By mortenfyhn

The imporant part is whether he was able to keep...

The imporant part is whether he was able to keep up, regardless of his bike. Did he ride as fast as the rest of the group?
If they really kicked him out only because of his bike, they really must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mortenfyhn

I went to test ride it today. The bike shop...

I went to test ride it today. The bike shop apparently doesn't allow for 'proper' test rides, so all I got to do was a brief faffing about in the (small) car park on pedals without foot retention....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mortenfyhn

I've no plans of racing competitively, but for...

I've no plans of racing competitively, but for all I know, I could end up changing my mind. The S1 may very well be from 2010. I think the way the bicycle "feels" will be a lot more important than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mortenfyhn

It's sold new. Regarding the price, though,...

It's sold new. Regarding the price, though, simply converting currencies for comparison doesn't really work. P(NOK)/P(USD) tends to be a lot higher than the exhange rate. A Bianchi Via Nirone 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By mortenfyhn

Cervelo S1 for centuries and longer rides?

I plan to get a road bike, and I've been looking at the Cervelo S1. At 16000 NOK, it's just outside my intended budget of fifteen thousand, but I should be able to stretch that far.

However, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,568
Posted By mortenfyhn

My bike weighs 14 kilograms. ... The...

My bike weighs 14 kilograms.

...

The least heavy one, that is.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 04:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By mortenfyhn

That's quite interesting. I've been thinking...

That's quite interesting. I've been thinking about getting some sort of pump for a while now, and I've got an appointment to schedule soon anyway. I'm very lucky in terms of costs, though, as I live...
07-02-11, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,355
Posted By mortenfyhn

Hold the axle in a vise with something to protect...

Hold the axle in a vise with something to protect the threads, and it should be possible to get the locknut off with ring spanner that fits, or with a large adjustable spanner.
06-30-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By mortenfyhn

1. Either buy one (bloody expensive) or build one...

1. Either buy one (bloody expensive) or build one (not that expensive). I used the plans from http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php.

2. Pretty much the same as above. The bloke that...
06-30-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By mortenfyhn

I've also had a hollow axle for a 126 mm hub...

I've also had a hollow axle for a 126 mm hub break. The LBS bloke found a new one with the same threading (M10), and cut it in no time with a bench vise and a hacksaw. He got the length (which ought...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 02:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By mortenfyhn

Type one for just about a year. Having just...

Type one for just about a year. Having just gotten into cycling this spring, I still haven't found a good way to keep my blood sugar reasonably level while riding. I use syringes, though, but I...
06-28-11, 05:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By mortenfyhn

Versatile off-road tyres

After fixing up my father's old road bike, I no longer use my hardtail GT MTB that much. It used to be my only bike, and I used to almost only ride it for commuting and for getting around in general....
06-27-11, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By mortenfyhn

I don't think it's threaded, no. Maybe one of...

I don't think it's threaded, no.
Maybe one of those Mafacs would work, I'll see if I can find one.
SBinNYC, do you mean the fairly large-diameter threaded bit just where the cable housing enters...
06-21-11, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By mortenfyhn

Lack of adjuster for rear brake cable

(The bike is a 1984 Nishiki International, with non-aero Dia-Compe brake levers.)

How/where can I add a cable adjuster for the rear brake? The braze-on is stupidly narrow, and I don't think it...
06-21-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By mortenfyhn

The rims can be straightened ('trued' in bicycle...

The rims can be straightened ('trued' in bicycle lingo). It's a bit of work, and requires some special tools. You'll have to find out whether to go at it yourself or just take it to the shop. Look up...
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