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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that 2009-2014 shifters and...

Keep in mind that 2009-2014 shifters and derailleurs are not compatible with newer 11 speed parts. The shifters pull less cable. If you ever have to use a newer RD, there is a trick that improves...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By DaveSSS

Chain reaction unloaded a bunch of old leftovers...

Chain reaction unloaded a bunch of old leftovers on you, but at least it's good stuff that will last.

Chain reaction has higher prices for many of the 2019 and 2020 group sets, than other sites,...
10-16-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By DaveSSS

The initial cost of a prebuilt bike will be less,...

The initial cost of a prebuilt bike will be less, but if you end up changing out the saddle, bars and other parts, that cost advantage may disappear. The last complete bike I bought was in the early...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 828
Posted By DaveSSS

Frame manufacturer's have worked for years to...

Frame manufacturer's have worked for years to develop the lightest possible carbon frames that can cost twice as much as a little heavier frame, then put disc brakes on, adding all that saved weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By DaveSSS

Glad I don't live in Canada. All things are...

Glad I don't live in Canada. All things are relative and Chorus 12 is generally priced lower than Chorus 11, regardless of where you buy it. It's also about half the price of the new SRAM Force 12.
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10-14-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By DaveSSS

As long as the chain has a protruding pin, it can...

As long as the chain has a protruding pin, it can be reassembled with the same pin. 10, 11 and 12 speed chaina are flush-pin chains that all require a new pin or a quick link to assemble.
10-13-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By DaveSSS

I prefer to apply a home made liquid wax lube, to...

I prefer to apply a home made liquid wax lube, to minimize chain removals. I dissolve 1 ounce by weight of paraffin in 6-7 ounces of naptha or camp stove fuel and add about 1-2% auto gear lube that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By DaveSSS

You can buy a chorus 12 group from pink jersey...

You can buy a chorus 12 group from pink jersey for $1060. I have two of those groups. I got the new 48/32 sub compact crank which makes the 11T useable and opted for the 11-34 cassette, since I...
10-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By DaveSSS

Getting out of the saddle periodically helps. ...

Getting out of the saddle periodically helps.

Finding a good saddle can be tough. I now use SMP saddles with a full length cutout. I got the right width, just based on what they call pants size,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By DaveSSS

Many reports of dropped chains and excessive...

Many reports of dropped chains and excessive noise on the weight weenies forum. In contrast, the new Chorus 12 has the best shifting ever. No noise problems or dropped chains. I've got the new Chorus...
10-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,010
Posted By DaveSSS

Buy a new headset.

Buy a new headset.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By DaveSSS

You can buy a Campy Record 12 mechanical group...

You can buy a Campy Record 12 mechanical group for less than half the price of Red 12. Campy has used the same cassette body since 9 speed. Many hubs can be converted to a Campy cassette body.
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10-06-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By DaveSSS

Disc brakes are great if you ride in wet/muddy...

Disc brakes are great if you ride in wet/muddy conditions. Otherwise they add weight and cost. Gravel bikes have no suspension, so they are lighter and cheaper than suspended bikes. One new trend...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy 12 cassettes fit all hubs from 9-12 speed. ...

Campy 12 cassettes fit all hubs from 9-12 speed. The new Chorus 12 costs less than chorus 11. I just switched two bikes from 11 to 12 chorus. There are new crank and cassette options. The...
10-06-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By DaveSSS

Get the 52. When posting inseam, be sure it's a...

Get the 52. When posting inseam, be sure it's a cycling inseam, measured from the floor to firm crotch contact in bare feet.
10-01-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By DaveSSS

There's not enough spline length on a shimano hub.

There's not enough spline length on a shimano hub.
09-28-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By DaveSSS

If the trainer is set up for a shimano 11...

If the trainer is set up for a shimano 11 cassette, the 11 speed versions should work fine with your campy 11 bike.
09-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By DaveSSS

The little/little method insures that the chain...

The little/little method insures that the chain is as long as possible. The only way that it would not wrap the big/big is if the OP is using some gear combination that is not recommended by Campy....
09-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By DaveSSS

If you don't want to invest in the campy chain...

If you don't want to invest in the campy chain tool and have to replace that pin to remove the chain, a kmc 12 speed or sram eagle 12 speed quick link will work. Then you need cheap quick link pliers...
09-12-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By DaveSSS

Unless the frame is being powder coated, bondo is...

Unless the frame is being powder coated, bondo is the way to go. Brazing would take some very careful filing and sanding, to not show.
09-10-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy offers the even less expensive scirocco...

Campy offers the even less expensive scirocco that has the more aero shape. It uses conventional spokes and requires rim tape.

The bearings are a less expensive cartridge type, but many high...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By DaveSSS

Most of the extra cost involves weight savings....

Most of the extra cost involves weight savings. If you're not racing at a high level, it's probably not worth it, except for show value. Same goes for Campy super record.

Both are very expensive...
09-10-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By DaveSSS

The extra material around each spoke nipple adds...

The extra material around each spoke nipple adds strength. If the entire rim was shaped that way, the wheels would be extremely heavy. The inside surface has no holes to weaken the rim. A magnet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By DaveSSS

You better hurry if you want Chorus 11 shifters,...

You better hurry if you want Chorus 11 shifters, since they are no longer made and come to think of it, they are not available in silver.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By DaveSSS

The Campy website still says that a silver...

The Campy website still says that a silver version is available.

IMO, the new Campy Chorus 12 is now the best value, if bought online, at pinkjersey.com or other supplier. It's black only of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By DaveSSS

Might not be the best time to spend big bucks on...

Might not be the best time to spend big bucks on wheels that soon may have obsolete hubs. 12 speed is here and shimano can't wait too long to join in.

Campy users can use the same hubs for 9-12...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By DaveSSS

The 2cm of spacer would put the handlebars in the...

The 2cm of spacer would put the handlebars in the same position, relative to the center of the bottom bracket. Remember that stack and reach both reference the BB centerline.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By DaveSSS

Reach cannot be compared directly, between two...

Reach cannot be compared directly, between two distinctly different stack heights. To get the correct comparison, assume that 2cm of spacers would be used on the smaller frame and that reduces the...
08-31-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By DaveSSS

New chain skip is a common problem. It can be...

New chain skip is a common problem. It can be avoided by alternating the use of several chains, so a new chain is never installed on a well worn cassette. As long as each chain gets a decent...
08-28-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By DaveSSS

It's impossible to have an equal percentage of...

It's impossible to have an equal percentage of change between sprockets, since the difference between a 12-13 and a 16-17, although both 1 tooth, are not the same percentage. At some point, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,422
Posted By DaveSSS

The last time that I bought a bike in an LBS was...

The last time that I bought a bike in an LBS was back in the 90's. After that, every bike I've owned was built from with the frame of my choice and Campy parts. You can still get Campy parts form...
08-26-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,016
Posted By DaveSSS

An on the bike cleaner takes at least two times...

An on the bike cleaner takes at least two times to really clean a chain. If water based products are used, they leave residue on the chain. They also have to leave cleaning fluid residue on the...
08-26-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,016
Posted By DaveSSS

Scott shop towels work great. I buy a bundle of...

Scott shop towels work great. I buy a bundle of 12 rolls at Sam's club. I use mineral spirits or camp stove fuel for degreaser, never anything water based. Crown brand camp stove fuel at Wal-Mart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,082
Posted By DaveSSS

I bought Gatorskins last year because this is...

I bought Gatorskins last year because this is goathead country, but it turns out they weren't needed and they do ride poorly. I like the Michelin Pro 4, but the power endurance should last longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,082
Posted By DaveSSS

I just switched from 23mm pro 4 tires to 25mm...

I just switched from 23mm pro 4 tires to 25mm power endurance. The tread obviously wears longer, based on how long it took just to wear the mold parting line off the front tire. There is no reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By DaveSSS

The reach of your frame is a little short for...

The reach of your frame is a little short for your height and inseam. The head tube is also on the short side. Adding 20mm of spacer further shortens the reach. I'd expect at least a 110mm stem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,888
Posted By DaveSSS

Ti is not the hot ticket these days. Carbon fiber...

Ti is not the hot ticket these days. Carbon fiber can be made stronger, lighter and cheaper. Although today's top of the line carbon frames are pricey, frames that match the weight of a Ti frame are...
08-16-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,182
Posted By DaveSSS

The paint is still just lacquer - no different...

The paint is still just lacquer - no different than the spray can paint. You need to use urethane products that have a catalyst that hardens the paint. The primer needs to be epoxy or urethane too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By DaveSSS

The 25mm version on my new Zonda wheels only...

The 25mm version on my new Zonda wheels only measured 26mm wide, using precision dial calipers.
08-14-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By DaveSSS

It's all in your imagination, then. I've owned a...

It's all in your imagination, then. I've owned a lot of different wheelsets in the last 25 years. Never once did I think that any of them were noticeably slow. I've had the earliest version of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm using them on my Colnago C-RS road bike, with...

I'm using them on my Colnago C-RS road bike, with Campy Chorus 12 speed. They've been great so far. Changed from 23mm Pro 4 to 25mm power endurance. The sidewalls feel quite supple and the ride is...
08-10-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By DaveSSS

Take the wheel off and turn the axle between your...

Take the wheel off and turn the axle between your fingers. If it turns freely, there is no bearing tightness. To check for slop, put the wheel back on and gently try to move the rim from side to...
08-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DaveSSS

I check my chains when they are clean and off...

I check my chains when they are clean and off the bike, so I can lay them out on a table. That makes it easy to lay a rule on top and not have to worry about movement. The .5% figure is arbitrary. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By DaveSSS

A chain can't really be cleaned well, while it's...

A chain can't really be cleaned well, while it's on the bike. I used wet lubes in dusty conditions for many years, but I'd take the chain off every week and put on a clean one of the three that I...
08-07-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By DaveSSS

Next time you need a chain, try an 11 speed...

Next time you need a chain, try an 11 speed chain. I think you'll find that it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By DaveSSS

Try tightening the rear wheel skewer. The only...

Try tightening the rear wheel skewer. The only time I had this problem, that was the culprit. Also, climbing out of the saddle should not be accompanied by pulling on the bars. If that's...
08-05-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DaveSSS

This thread has become amusing. Not many...

This thread has become amusing. Not many familiar with precision measurement. In a machine shop, the least accurate way to measure something is with the most precise ruler that you can buy - a thin...
07-31-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,331
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 66 and ride extremely steep hills on almost...

I'm 66 and ride extremely steep hills on almost every ride. My most recent solution is the new Campy Chorus 12 group with a 48/32 crank and 11-34 cassette that has lower gears than my previous...
07-31-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DaveSSS

Anything else is cheap crap that won't last. You...

Anything else is cheap crap that won't last. You want a thin machinist's rule. Starret brand is the best.
07-31-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DaveSSS

If digital calipers are used between rollers, you...

If digital calipers are used between rollers, you are adding roller wear to true elongation and roller wear can be quite large.

Use a precision machinist's rule and place one end at the edge of a...
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