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07-05-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By hrdknox1

The same, 2 oz.

The same, 2 oz.
07-05-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By hrdknox1

Orange Seal ...

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07-03-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By hrdknox1

Most likely the cable is sticking inside the...

Most likely the cable is sticking inside the housing. Remove the cable, then clean it or replace it.
Forum: Introductions
07-03-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By hrdknox1

Warning! You may get addicted like many of us.

Warning! You may get addicted like many of us.
07-03-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By hrdknox1

You can just change the bearings if they are...

You can just change the bearings if they are separate from the bottom bracket.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By hrdknox1

Since the sound is not constant, I would think it...

Since the sound is not constant, I would think it is coming from the bottom bracket bearings. Change your bottom bracket, as someone else mentioned.
07-03-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By hrdknox1

Add my post, "Lengthening a Steerer...

Add my post, "Lengthening a Steerer Tube"
07-03-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By hrdknox1

Yeah I think it is pretty good without using new...

Yeah I think it is pretty good without using new tape. I'll take your suggestion to test how hard it is to remove the tire.
07-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By hrdknox1

Could be leaking from the valve core if you...

Could be leaking from the valve core if you didn't submerge that.
07-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By hrdknox1

Tubular tire tape

I pulled my tubular tire from the rim to insert a valve extender. The tufo tape on the tire is still tacky. Is mounting the tire with the tape ok, or should I put new tape on?
06-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By hrdknox1

Good info.

Good info.
06-24-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By hrdknox1

I would think waxing would give it more sheen,...

I would think waxing would give it more sheen, but maybe not enough to look glossy. May try it though.
06-24-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By hrdknox1

I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure if it...

I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure if it would achieve the desired affect.
06-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By hrdknox1

Matte to Glossy

What is the best way to paint a matte finish glossy?
06-22-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By hrdknox1

I agree, that aluminum and set pins would have...

I agree, that aluminum and set pins would have worked. Oh well.
06-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By hrdknox1

Yeah, there was a lot of opinions on whether my...

Yeah, there was a lot of opinions on whether my method would work. I wanted to be responsible in reporting the outcome so others can avoid what happened to me, or worse.
I have taken your...
06-20-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By hrdknox1

Ebay fork wouldn't fit, and I couldn't find one...

Ebay fork wouldn't fit, and I couldn't find one that would.
06-20-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By hrdknox1

Yep, The Home Depot.

Yep, The Home Depot.
06-20-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,440
Posted By hrdknox1

The wood dowel snapped and I crashed descending...

The wood dowel snapped and I crashed descending at a high speed. Fortunately this catastrophy resulted in only road rash and soreness for me, but it could have been much worse. Obviously the stress...
06-13-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By hrdknox1

I use DEP degreaser in a Park Tool Chaincleaner,...

I use DEP degreaser in a Park Tool Chaincleaner, wait until the chain is dry, then lube it with DuPont Teflon Dry ChainSaver
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By hrdknox1

I have my phone set to “Do Not Disturb” with the...

I have my phone set to “Do Not Disturb” with the custom setting to only allow calls from Contacts. My phone will ring only if you are in my Contacts. Spam and other callers are allowed to leave a...
06-13-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,424
Posted By hrdknox1

I don’t use a torque wrench. I tightened by feel...

I don’t use a torque wrench. I tightened by feel on my carbon bikes and have never had an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By hrdknox1

The difference in weight between the Domane and...

The difference in weight between the Domane and the Emonda are negligible. I don't think that you'll be able to feel you are climbing any easier on the Emonda than on the Domane. For a second bike I...
06-11-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By hrdknox1

Advice on shaving

Don't shave the hair on your buttocks. It will make it more vulnerable to friction from your shorts and saddle, and you'll get saddle sores even with the help of chamois cream. I made the mistake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By hrdknox1

No tricks up my sleeve....just an incomplete...

No tricks up my sleeve....just an incomplete sentence....Lol!! The sentence should have ended with "after removing the wheel".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By hrdknox1

I shift into the smallest cog, and then stand...

I shift into the smallest cog, and then stand behind the bike to remove the wheel. I usually ride in a group so there is always someone to hold the bike. When I am solo I lay it down on the...
06-06-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 573
Posted By hrdknox1

Nothing wrong with power washing a bike. Even at...

Nothing wrong with power washing a bike. Even at 3500 psi I don't think that it will remove the paint. I would just be cautious with the amount of pressure.
06-06-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,944
Posted By hrdknox1

It's thinking like this that is the root of the...

It's thinking like this that is the root of the problem. Fortunately the greater majority of people are good and don't think this way. I applaud Fuji for taking a stance against police brutality.
06-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,688
Posted By hrdknox1

A bell is better because some people interpret...

A bell is better because some people interpret "on your left" to mean move left.
06-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By hrdknox1

Sounds to me that it is just not tight enough. ...

Sounds to me that it is just not tight enough. Just because it is torqued to the specifications doesn't necessarily mean that it is tightened enough. Make sure that it is very tight.
06-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,696
Posted By hrdknox1

I don't know who termed the phrase, but I feel...

I don't know who termed the phrase, but I feel awful for any cyclist named "Fred".
06-02-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By hrdknox1

Many more factors level the playing field today,...

Many more factors level the playing field today, and because of it you may never see anyone again dominate like Eddie Merckx. Today more advanced training, better talent, and versatile topography...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,474
Posted By hrdknox1

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because...

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because I am having a great time. Most of the people I see routinely wave back at me, but there are a few who don't so I've stopped waving to them.
05-28-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By hrdknox1

I agree that it is perfectly ok if you are very...

I agree that it is perfectly ok if you are very experienced at changing a puncture that way, although it is an uncommon method. But he gave the impression, as he also fumbled removing the tire from...
05-28-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By hrdknox1

Puncture changing upside down?

Do you think it is improper to turn a road bike upside down to change a puncture? I ride with a group of skilled cyclists and a newcomer turned his bike upside down to remove the rear wheel. ...
04-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,821
Posted By hrdknox1

I have a 53 mile route that I do solo 4 times a...

I have a 53 mile route that I do solo 4 times a week. The reason for me sticking to the same route is because I feel that it is the safest route that I can ride from home and back. When I mixed it...
04-20-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By hrdknox1

Same with me....right handed but left leg is...

Same with me....right handed but left leg is dominant.
04-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By hrdknox1

Here is my 1997 Trek 5500 custom painted in...

Here is my 1997 Trek 5500 custom painted in Trek's "Cloud 9" design. Back in those days Trek was a leader in carbon fiber bikes with their first OCLV frame. The only difference that I remember...
04-16-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By hrdknox1

When I turned sixty (60) I started taking short...

When I turned sixty (60) I started taking short cuts on group rides to keep contact with the younger riders. It kind of made me lose some of the impetus to train hard. I have since (seven years...
04-16-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,435
Posted By hrdknox1

If the triple you are trying is 50/39/30, maybe a...

If the triple you are trying is 50/39/30, maybe a 52/39/30 would eliminate your pants getting caught. Perhaps your pant bottom would be below the top of the largest chainring.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By hrdknox1

I think cadence is a result of trial and error to...

I think cadence is a result of trial and error to what suits you best. I do better in a lower cadence.
04-15-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By hrdknox1

[QUOTE=Oso Polar;21419923]Short answer: given...

[QUOTE=Oso Polar;21419923]Short answer: given everything else equal the ones that are too big will be much worse.

Now, long answer. To minimize chafing shorts should move as much as possible...
04-15-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By hrdknox1

Eurosport shows old races daily. Eurosport is...

Eurosport shows old races daily. Eurosport is available through the streaming service Prime Streams https://www.cyberstreamz.com/. You can subscribe for 10/month and get tons of movies and other...
04-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,704
Posted By hrdknox1

Well it looks like we've gotten off track from...

Well it looks like we've gotten off track from the OP thread.
04-13-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By hrdknox1

I feel you. I was diagnosed and treated for...

I feel you. I was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer 18 years ago. I had radiation seed implants. I am 67 and no longer race, but train 6 days a week. My routine is Tuesday to Friday 42...
04-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,660
Posted By hrdknox1

No, you can't exactly claim doping, but it is...

No, you can't exactly claim doping, but it is highly likely that was the case. If circumstances and strategy were so poor to allow a rider of his stature to go off alone with 80km remaining, then...
04-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By hrdknox1

Nairo Quintana is a good climber, but they hyped...

Nairo Quintana is a good climber, but they hyped him up too much. All that hype has made it seem as though he is not performing to his ability. The same thing can be said for Peter Sagan. With all...
04-13-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,660
Posted By hrdknox1

Exactly. Look at the performance of Chris Froome...

Exactly. Look at the performance of Chris Froome in Stage 19 of the 2018 Giro D'Italia. With 80Km remaining in the stage he went on the attack and stayed away to the finish to win the stage by almost...
04-13-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By hrdknox1

291mm is the length spoke that you need. Any...

291mm is the length spoke that you need. Any spoke manufacturer can make 291mm spokes for you. Spoke calculators take into consideration the length of thread on the spoke. I wouldn't gamble with any...
04-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By hrdknox1

I am 6ft and ride a 56cm which is the smallest...

I am 6ft and ride a 56cm which is the smallest frame I could comfortably ride (I use to ride a 58cm). A 54cm is too small for you, but you can adjust the seatpost height and saddle position along...
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