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03-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By keithdunlop

Do you have an REI or similar outdoor store...

Do you have an REI or similar outdoor store nearby? Some basic MTB shorts with a liner sounds like what you want.

If you do get back into riding more frequently, I will say that quality cycling...
03-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By keithdunlop

Probably not worth $600.00

Often times people selling durable goods such as cars or bikes attach an "emotional" value to the item based their subjective impression of worth. People with a personal attachment to an item...
03-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,290
Posted By keithdunlop

I prefer solo, or a very small group of friends.

I prefer to ride solo for a variety of reasons:

I pick my route from my home and ride at my pace.
I don't hold people up for punctures or mechanicals.
I generally don't trust the skills of...
03-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By keithdunlop

That's the only complaint I have about my Silca...

That's the only complaint I have about my Silca Pista pump, it can be unstable, and at 6'1" I find it a bit short. Never occurred to me to mount it to a base - great idea!
01-19-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By keithdunlop

On a new build, I do it with the bars off the...

On a new build, I do it with the bars off the bike. Get the levers as level as you think they are, then set the bars on a flat table. Any wobble will indicate uneven brake lever placement.
01-18-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By keithdunlop

I'm the "why" camp. Headsets generally don't...

I'm the "why" camp. Headsets generally don't require frequent servicing anyway, so I don't see the point or the logic of pounding out the cups. Unless the races are pitted or there is evidence of...
01-18-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,241
Posted By keithdunlop

The Beast, The Emperor and The Milkman

Currently reading this:


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01-15-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,561
Posted By keithdunlop

I put this together from a mixture of new and...

I put this together from a mixture of new and used parts, including hand building the wheels, for about $1,700.
...
01-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,561
Posted By keithdunlop

While the bike qualifies for Eroica rides that us...

While the bike qualifies for Eroica rides that us "privileged" folks take part in, there's nothing preventing someone from riding the bike other times. I ride my vintage Bottecchia all the time -...
01-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By keithdunlop

I still have an old tub of Campagnolo Special...

I still have an old tub of Campagnolo Special Grease that I use all the time. Still works great!
...
01-11-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,474
Posted By keithdunlop

Since 1984

I grew up in Los Angeles and got the cycling bug following the US success at the 1984 Olympic Games (which sadly we now know was fueled by, legal at the time, blood doping).

I'm 55 now, so that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By keithdunlop

Kask

I moved from Giro Atmos to a Kask Protone. I didn't realize just how poorly the Giro fit my head before I tried the Kask. The Kask sits a bit lower and feels more fully in contact with my entire...
01-04-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

Thanks! I do believe that cycling is part style,...

Thanks! I do believe that cycling is part style, part function. As an Eroica participant who loves the beauty of cycling, style is inevitably a criteria in any new build.
01-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

I totally agree - I prefer the look of the steel...

I totally agree - I prefer the look of the steel fork and crown with the straight head tube, and the ride quality is superb.
12-30-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

I might swap out for the carbon fork which still...

I might swap out for the carbon fork which still seems to be available.
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12-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

Sourcing parts was a nightmare. And, I think I...

Sourcing parts was a nightmare. And, I think I got the last frameset - it was only available at Modern Bike and they're showing "out of stock" for everything Soma across the board now. DT Swiss hubs...
12-30-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

I tried to find a matching red fork but couldn't...

I tried to find a matching red fork but couldn't find one anywhere. In the end I figured the black would look fine with the black drivetrain and finishing.
12-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By keithdunlop

Threaded vs. threadless steerer on a new build.

I'm starting the planning for a new steel road build and I have a choice between a frame with a traditional threaded steerer vs. a more modern threadless. I already have a vintage build that's...
12-29-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

Not complaining, it just took a while to accept...

Not complaining, it just took a while to accept that I could be happy on a 24.5 pound bike after being spoiled by my speedy 17 pound carbon aero bike.
12-28-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

Thanks so much for that! I've put the bike...

Thanks so much for that! I've put the bike through its paces since then with some gnarly gravel rides and she rides like a dream (and is now very dirty). There is a video of her maiden ride on my...
12-07-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,071
Posted By keithdunlop

Paint jobber.

This. I took the fork from my Bottecchia to a paint jobber and they created a custom mix to match the paint right down to the 40-year-old oxidation. If you can't find a paint jobber, ask your local...
12-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,671
Posted By keithdunlop

Great to see a new bike shop opening -- I always...

Great to see a new bike shop opening -- I always said that I would love to run a small vintage bike shop in my retirement.

As for Eroica CA, I would agree that Fall 2021 seems most likely. Until...
12-02-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 3,467,910
Posted By keithdunlop

Soma Fog Cutter

Recently finished a new Soma Fog Cutter build. It's intended as primarily a daily commuter once I get a rack delivered, but it's a terrific gravel ride as well.
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11-22-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By keithdunlop

Thank you all very much (even Mr. Stewart) --...

Thank you all very much (even Mr. Stewart) -- question resolved.
11-21-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By keithdunlop

Ummm . . . what? :foo:

Ummm . . . what? :foo:
11-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By keithdunlop

Inline barrel adjusters for mechanical road discs?

SRAM recommends that when road levers are used with mechanical road disc brakes that inline barrel adjusters be installed to "remove cable slack." Road levers don't have the built in adjusters that...
11-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By keithdunlop

There are disc bikes out there that still use...

There are disc bikes out there that still use QRs. I just bought a new Soma Fog Cutter frame & fork. It's a QR disc brake frame and the front dropouts are definitely front-facing. I think Surly's...
11-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By keithdunlop

Here's what another wheel builder told me today: ...

Here's what another wheel builder told me today:
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"I would not rebuild the wheel because it's highly unlikely that the rider would ever feel any difference in performance. (Although if the...
11-16-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By keithdunlop

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11-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By keithdunlop

I discovered a discussion about "Shimano"...

I discovered a discussion about "Shimano" asymmetrical lacing on another forum and the consensus seemed to be, if the wheels are built well, it doesn't really matter.

I will check the caliper to...
11-16-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By keithdunlop

Shimano disc lacing recommendation.

I discovered the Shimano recommended way of lacing disc wheels after I built the rear (the front is correct) and have realized that the rotor side is wrong. The "Shimano" way has the outer spokes...
11-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By keithdunlop

Thank you all - problem solved!

Thank you all - problem solved!
11-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By keithdunlop

Noted. In this pic the left side hole is oriented...

Noted. In this pic the left side hole is oriented down, right side is oriented up. This jives with the angling of the drilling and why it looked backwards when viewing from the outer rim wall. Things...
11-15-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By keithdunlop

This is a disc brake wheelset, so I'm lacing...

This is a disc brake wheelset, so I'm lacing symmetrical in the front and asymmetrical in the rear per Shimano guidelines.
11-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By keithdunlop

I think I see what you're saying. If I look...

I think I see what you're saying. If I look straight down the hole just below the valve hole, the larger outer hole appears to be aligned to the left, but the inner hole where the spokes seat is...
11-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By keithdunlop

DT Swiss G540 spoke drilling

In the last two wheels I've built, the spoke hole to the left of the valve is drilled closer to the right edge of the rim. On my new DT Swiss 540db rims it's opposite. Is this a disc brake specific...
11-13-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By keithdunlop

I should have said this in the post - I do not...

I should have said this in the post - I do not plan to run tubeless initially. My initial thought was to get some 10mm wide Velox and run it in the channel.
11-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By keithdunlop

Rim strip - how wide?

I'm building up a new set of DT Swiss gravel wheels that have a 24mm inner width. They also have this rather deep channel in the middle of the cross section. Should rim strip cover the entire inner...
11-09-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By keithdunlop

Thank you! I'll check this out.

Thank you! I'll check this out.
11-09-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By keithdunlop

Yes, these are all starting points.

Yes, these are all starting points.
11-09-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By keithdunlop

Website for copying bike fit to a new build?

I'm building up a new gravel bike and I'm wondering if there is a website where you can enter geometry numbers and compare fit side-by-side. I would like to get close to my usual road bike, but the...
09-21-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By keithdunlop

Take a pair of pliers and rip the old ones out....

Take a pair of pliers and rip the old ones out. If they're old, they might tear and you just keep working until all the pieces are out. I've run Campy my whole life and I've never had old brake pads...
09-21-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,799
Posted By keithdunlop

That would be the correct Campy spindle for an...

That would be the correct Campy spindle for an Italian 70mm BB.

I would go back now to an earlier question. Is it that the spindle wobbles, or the crank arms? If the BB, when installed and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,182
Posted By keithdunlop

23mm tires better not be dead anytime soon -- my...

23mm tires better not be dead anytime soon -- my 2011 Ridley Noah can't run most 25s. That is, if they actually measure 25mm I can run them, but many brands are usually closer to 26mm and wider at...
09-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,799
Posted By keithdunlop

First step for me would be to take some calipers...

First step for me would be to take some calipers and measure the BB shell and the spindle length and make sure the spindle is the correct length. My first guess is that the spindle is mismatched to...
07-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,671
Posted By keithdunlop

Eroica 2020 Postponed to 2021: ​​​​​​After...

Eroica 2020 Postponed to 2021:

​​​​​​After the first rescheduling in April, together with local partners, we have decided to postpone further the next edition of Eroica California.

Above all,...
07-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,671
Posted By keithdunlop

Not to be a wet blanket, but I agree with...

Not to be a wet blanket, but I agree with mech986, there's no way a mass athletic event is happening in CA in 2020. I live in San Luis Obispo and I'm ready to roll if it does, but I'm realistically...
04-28-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By keithdunlop

I should clarify that 3-hole Look pattern shoes...

I should clarify that 3-hole Look pattern shoes work perfectly well with the Exustar cleats - you just don't use the third top hole.
04-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By keithdunlop

I tried the Yellow Jersey cleats as well and...

I tried the Yellow Jersey cleats as well and could not get them to engage properly on toe clip pedals - the slot is a hair too narrow.

I would keep looking for a pair of the Vittoria 1976 in your...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By keithdunlop

Handlebar tape is a very low maintenance item and...

Handlebar tape is a very low maintenance item and only needs to be replaced if there is a problem (i.e. damaged in a crash, coming unwound, etc.). I've only ever replaced handlebar tape in the...
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