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11-18-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By ddeand

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory,...

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory, so I really don’t let myself drift into the true collector mode. But I’m also trying to optimize the quality and fit if my rides. I was able to pick...
11-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 180,992
Posted By ddeand

My last gravel ride of the year. ...

My last gravel ride of the year.
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11-16-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By ddeand

This was my most difficult. My daughter found it...

This was my most difficult. My daughter found it and really wanted it as her main rider, so I took on the project. It really diesnít look too bad, but it was a mess. Every inch if chrome was speckled...
11-11-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By ddeand

I’m learning a lot in this thread!

I’m learning a lot in this thread!
11-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ddeand

Iím on the same page as Randy (minus the knee...

Iím on the same page as Randy (minus the knee thing - get that fixed and healed up). Because of my tendency to get too wrapped up in my hobbies, I have limited myself to three bikes, two of which get...
11-10-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By ddeand

Well, thatís what Iím going to find out. Another...

Well, thatís what Iím going to find out. Another bike hobbyist said they work well, and the bike shop I worked at used one. So, weíll see.
11-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By ddeand

Thank you for the advice and opinions. Looks like...

Thank you for the advice and opinions. Looks like Simple Green works for most.
11-10-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 857
Posted By ddeand

Ultrasonic Cleaners

I thought Iíd seen an earlier thread regarding the use of ultrasonic cleaners for cleaning parts, but I couldnít find it. I just bought a small unit (3 liters) and am wondering what the best cleaning...
11-05-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,367
Posted By ddeand

For the past few years, Iíve been using black...

For the past few years, Iíve been using black shrink tape to finish off my wraps. I cut a 3/4Ē piece and slide it on the bar up to the stem (I have to remove the brakes, of course). Then I do the...
11-04-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,316
Posted By ddeand

Iím on board . . . . ...

Iím on board . . . .
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11-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 156,650
Posted By ddeand

Thanks to those who offered advice and help with...

Thanks to those who offered advice and help with my bottom bracket quest. I’ve got a match! I love this place!
11-02-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 156,650
Posted By ddeand

ISO BOTTOM BRACKET CUP I have two mis-matched...

ISO BOTTOM BRACKET CUP
I have two mis-matched Campy bottom bracket cups - one from a standard BB and one from a lightweight BB. They were used on a bike and apparently worked fine together, but Iíd...
11-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 689,843
Posted By ddeand

My ďnewĒ Ď87 MV has BioPace rings, and I really...

My ďnewĒ Ď87 MV has BioPace rings, and I really canít tell the difference between them and a standard ring. Maybe Iím not paying attention.
10-29-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for all the comments, guys. Just to...

Thanks for all the comments, guys. Just to clarify a few things: First, IF I decide to repair the tire, I'll go back to the shop and get more info from the guy who described the retread process (I...
10-29-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By ddeand

So . . . I learned some interesting stuff this...

So . . . I learned some interesting stuff this morning about these tires. First, the Challenge company has been bought by Donnelly (who also bought Clement a couple years ago), and they are not...
10-29-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By ddeand

Brief update - I got a response from the Home...

Brief update - I got a response from the Home Office. Makes sense. I’ll try to do the local thing and then glue it myself if I need to.

Dear Dean,

I'm Gianluca from Challenge tires.
Please...
10-28-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By ddeand

Update in first post! Thanks!

Update in first post! Thanks!
10-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By ddeand

I guess that was my initial reaction, too. I sent...

I guess that was my initial reaction, too. I sent off a message to Challenge, so we'll see if I hear from them.
10-22-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By ddeand

Tire Delamination

When I removed this tire from the rim while replacing a spoke, I noticed that there was a spot where the outer tread was separating from the casing. These tires are still in great condition, and I...
10-07-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for all the help. The cable has been...

Thanks for all the help. The cable has been totally removed and the levers move independently. I flushed with WD40, so we'll see where things are tomorrow. I looked for videos, but apparently was...
10-07-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the video - I'll take a look. There is...

Thanks for the video - I'll take a look. There is no cable or fragments remaining in the shifter.
10-07-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By ddeand

Threading new shifter cable through brifter - UPDATE

UPDATE!

I need to know how to “reset” the right-hand shifter on a 10-speed Ultegra setup that I just got. The shifter has been advanced to the highest setting (big ring on cassette) and will only...
10-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 689,843
Posted By ddeand

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What...

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What I generally do when comparing bikes is set both up similarly in terms of seat, stem, bar and seat height, and wheels. Then I ride both bikes for a...
10-04-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 689,843
Posted By ddeand

Keep in mind that this is how I got the bike...

Keep in mind that this is how I got the bike (although I immediately removed the reflector from the seat post bolt and inflated the tires). If this bike becomes one of my two ďridersĒ, I will likely...
10-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 689,843
Posted By ddeand

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I...

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I picked up this week. Got a pretty good deal, and now I need to decide how I'll proceed with the project. First up will be a thorough cleaning followed...
10-03-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By ddeand

From what I understand (and from my experience),...

From what I understand (and from my experience), quite often CX bikes are sized down one size. I have two CX bikes - one is a 56cm frame and the other is a 57cm frame. I generally ride a 58cm or 59cm...
10-03-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By ddeand

This is my choice. Iíve used all sorts if seat...

This is my choice. Iíve used all sorts if seat bags, and these are the ones Iíve had for the past four years. I have two Micro bags and one bigger one in which I can carry a bit more stuff. Each of...
10-02-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By ddeand

I have a friend who has a Journeyman 650b...

I have a friend who has a Journeyman 650b dropbar. He likes the bike but will swapping in 700c wheels. He feels it will roll better for him. Nice bike.
10-01-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 71,012
Posted By ddeand

I just picked up an ‘87 Expert MV for a pretty...

I just picked up an ‘87 Expert MV for a pretty decent price. It’s mostly stock but needs a couple things to bring it to fully original. I will have to decide whether to do the original thing or...
09-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By ddeand

With a carbon bike, my choice would be to not...

With a carbon bike, my choice would be to not mount/attach anything to the carbon. If you have an alloy seat post, You might mount a clamp-on style rack. Or maybe some sort of frame pack. Others...
09-13-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By ddeand

I agree with the gravel/CX type bike. They cover...

I agree with the gravel/CX type bike. They cover a lot of uses, and if you’re not racing, they can be quite quick.
09-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By ddeand

PM sent.

PM sent.
09-07-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for all the input and opinions - I...

Thanks for all the input and opinions - I appreciate it! After riding this “new” CX bike for a few weeks, I think I’m going to keep it and sell my C’dale CAADX. I lose the hydraulic discs, but I gain...
09-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By ddeand

Thanks, I appreciate the response.

Thanks, I appreciate the response.
09-04-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By ddeand

A quick question for those of you who have touted...

A quick question for those of you who have touted the cables fully along the underside if the handlebars (under the bar tape): did you need to use extra-long cables for the rear derailleur, or were...
09-01-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By ddeand

Like this? ...

Like this?
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Replies: 28
Views: 2,000
Posted By ddeand

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this...

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this week. I had asked when they might be getting to my fork. Apparently, the new forks are being made on a batch-by-batch basis. That makes sense since I...
08-23-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By ddeand

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and...

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and send me the Torpado?
08-21-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By ddeand

Canti brake suggestions, please

I just reworked an older (2005) CX bike that I picked up, and Iím really liking how it rides. I donít race, but I do like gravel rides. My present CX bike has hydraulic disc brakes which are...
08-18-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the suggestions. I got it mostly...

Thanks for the suggestions. I got it mostly sorted, although it just barely shifts smoothly. I’ll ride it like this fir a bit and then see if I can reset things. Thanks again!
08-18-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 156,650
Posted By ddeand

Here's a shot of the spindle - given the nature...

Here's a shot of the spindle - given the nature of the mis-matched cups, it's no surprise that it's not Campy. Should I just start over? I'd still like to do a swap to get an appropriate set of cups....
08-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 156,650
Posted By ddeand

This may be a long shot, but we'll see what's out...

This may be a long shot, but we'll see what's out there. Apparently, the Campy bottom bracket from a project I got consisted of two different types of cups - standard issue on the drive side and...
08-15-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By ddeand

Campy crank/Shimano derailleur issues

I just finished reworking a 2005ish CX bike that came with a Campy Centaur crank. The rest of the drivetrain gear is Shimano 105 from that era. Iím having a devil of a time getting the front...
08-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,349
Posted By ddeand

I found the Preval system gave more consistent...

I found the Preval system gave more consistent results than rattle can paint jobs. I used the Preval stuff for painting guitars.
08-15-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By ddeand

Before I retired, I often commuted to work on...

Before I retired, I often commuted to work on fair-weather days, but if I were doing it now, I’d change a few things. My commute was 13 miles one-way, I weighed around 250lbs (6ft tall), and the...
08-08-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By ddeand

If the bike is going to be used as an all-around...

If the bike is going to be used as an all-around rider (road, commute, gravel, exercise, etc.), then I’d still go with the Scott. [In my earlier post, I had forgotten that it was a carbon framed bike...
08-08-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By ddeand

I’ve had two CAADXs (which I really like), but...

I’ve had two CAADXs (which I really like), but given your choices, I’d likely go with the Scott - just because the additional $$ value generally will get you better wheels, components, and hardware....
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,056
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - thatís how...
08-04-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By ddeand

I’ve been riding the CAADX for about six years...

I’ve been riding the CAADX for about six years (two different bikes) - I use it as a gravel bike as well as a general road bike. It’s fast and comfortable once you get it dialed in to your personal...
08-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,999
Posted By ddeand

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike. ...

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike.

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