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02-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By DaveSSS

I use michelin tubes with no threads. Easier to...

I use michelin tubes with no threads. Easier to get the pump on and off.
02-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By DaveSSS

I use my home made wax based liquid lube that...

I use my home made wax based liquid lube that keeps the chain and sprockets amazingly clean. Nothing ever gets very dirty. I use a little naptha on a paper shop towel to wipe the small amount of...
02-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By DaveSSS

I would measure the chain off the bike, just...

I would measure the chain off the bike, just because you can lay a ruler on the chain much more easily, without having to hold it in place.

Since I mainly use Campy chains, the ruler is...
02-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By DaveSSS

To make an accurate length measurement with a...

To make an accurate length measurement with a ruler, use a precision 12 inch machinist's rule. Place one end on the edge of a pin. When new, the pin at the other end will be completely covered by...
02-25-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By DaveSSS

ABsolutely wrong. That's why I deliberately used...

ABsolutely wrong. That's why I deliberately used a Campy chain for 6000 miles - to test Jobst Brandt's contention that only elongation would cause sprocket damage. My chain had no more than .25%...
02-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By DaveSSS

Actually, it's the new model that doesn't account...

Actually, it's the new model that doesn't account for roller wear. In theory, it checks the change in length, just like a ruler. The change in length is a true measure of the change in pitch, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,248
Posted By DaveSSS

A lot of brands now offer mostly disc brakes...

A lot of brands now offer mostly disc brakes equipped bikes, in prebuilt form, so it's not like you have much choice if you want a prebuilt rim brake bike. Trek offers a very few rim brake bikes.
02-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,762
Posted By DaveSSS

Hambini videos typically show frames with the two...

Hambini videos typically show frames with the two bearing bores misaligned enough for the cranks not to spin properly or maybe the bores so far off that the bearings are either loose or the bores so...
02-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,762
Posted By DaveSSS

With bicycle frames made by the thousands,...

With bicycle frames made by the thousands, there's bound to be some that have BBs that are not made accurately enough to perform adequately and there are some BB standards that are poorly conceived,...
02-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By DaveSSS

The minimum increment to remove is 1 inch, which...

The minimum increment to remove is 1 inch, which reduces the wrap capacity by 4 teeth, so you should be able to remove 2 inches.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,248
Posted By DaveSSS

You're full of worthless commentary. Ever come...

You're full of worthless commentary. Ever come up with any valuable advice, like discs are better in the wet, or better for heavy riders who might find rim brakes inadequate for steep, winding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,248
Posted By DaveSSS

Pro riders are often required to ride whatever...

Pro riders are often required to ride whatever equipment their sponsor requires. Many of those sponsors only sell prebuilt bikes with disc brakes, so they equip the pro riders with the same, to...
02-19-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

My picture still shows on my tablet. Any foam...

My picture still shows on my tablet. Any foam rubber will work, as long as the plug is larger than the steerer ID.
02-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By DaveSSS

Hammering a star nut into any carbon fork will...

Hammering a star nut into any carbon fork will ruin it. If you can't find a 1 inch plug, then gluing a tee nut into the steerer may be your only choice.
I found a 1 inch carbon plug with one quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,854
Posted By DaveSSS

Gravel riding is a lot like mtb. The bike logs...

Gravel riding is a lot like mtb. The bike logs most of its miles in or on your car or truck. There is no gravel where I live, unless folks are calling mtb trails gravel. You might find a short...
02-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By DaveSSS

Most likely, a two part urethane that is...

Most likely, a two part urethane that is impervious to solvents like acetone, once cured. It can be had in a spray can, but once the hardener is released and mixed, the whole can must be used in...
02-18-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

I only use JB Weld epoxy, preferably in the large...

I only use JB Weld epoxy, preferably in the large 10 ounce size tubes that has a tensile strength of 5000 psi. I made a up mock-up of an extension today, but didn't waste the expensive JB Weld epoxy...
02-18-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

Whenever the new Connex 12 speed chain becomes...

Whenever the new Connex 12 speed chain becomes available, I'll try it, as a comparison with my Campy Chorus 12 and SRAM AXS 12 chains. The last time I tried a connex chain, it was either 9 or 10...
02-17-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

What you apparently don't understand is the fact...

What you apparently don't understand is the fact that with my method, the extension is always less than half of the length of the stem clamping area and the extension is made of solid epoxy with a...
02-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

These days, I pay a lot more attention to the...

These days, I pay a lot more attention to the increase in individual pairs of rollers, since I know that a full length measurement of a Campy chain will never show much elongation. I also don't...
02-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By DaveSSS

Looks mean nothing. Buy a Park alignment tool or...

Looks mean nothing. Buy a Park alignment tool or take it to a shop that has one. It only takes a few minutes to move the RD out of the way, to check it. The same tool will also bend the hanger...
02-16-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,942
Posted By DaveSSS

And you don't need to keeping making worthless...

And you don't need to keeping making worthless comments that add nothing to the discussion, but I'm sure that you will.
02-16-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,942
Posted By DaveSSS

I made the mistake of buying the cheaper Scirocco...

I made the mistake of buying the cheaper Scirocco wheelset once. They were OK, but not as nice as the Zondas. I got them real cheap and resold them after about 6 months, with little loss. I've owned...
02-16-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

Getting only 4500 miles or two chain's worth of...

Getting only 4500 miles or two chain's worth of riding with a cassette is not very good life. If new-chain skip occurred when a third chain was installed, it usually means that the first two were...
02-16-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,942
Posted By DaveSSS

Fulcrum 7 wheels are very low level wheels. I...

Fulcrum 7 wheels are very low level wheels. I wouldn't own anything lower than Fulcrum 3/Zonda. That's the sweet spot where the weight is decent, the hub quality excellent and the rim is also...
02-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

The cheapest chain to buy is not always the...

The cheapest chain to buy is not always the cheapest to own. The cheap KMC x11.93 that I used for one season, along with a couple of Campy Chorus chains proved that it would wear more than twice as...
02-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

Any idea of how many miles you get per chain?...

Any idea of how many miles you get per chain? There has to be a point where tossing chains too soon costs far more than replacing a chain or chain rings. I read all sorts of conflicting reports. One...
02-16-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

A 12 inch precision ruler is best used with the...

A 12 inch precision ruler is best used with the chain off the bike, after it's cleaned. Just place one end on the edge of a pin. If the pin at the other end is almost half exposed, you have reached...
02-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,942
Posted By DaveSSS

Deep profile carbon rims have a very poor cost to...

Deep profile carbon rims have a very poor cost to benefit ratio. They are pretty much a waste of money for recreational riders. I don't consider them due to occasional strong cross winds and most...
02-15-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveSSS

I suspect that the application of excessive...

I suspect that the application of excessive abrasives reduces all chain lives significantly. If that had not been done, the testing might have taken 3-4 times as long. I wanted to test Jobst...
02-15-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By DaveSSS

The reach will be 20mm longer on the new bike, ...

The reach will be 20mm longer on the new bike, only if the seat tube angle is the same. That's why most Brad's now post stack and reach numbers.
A 120mm stem would be long, even for a large frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By DaveSSS

Better yet, learn to fix it yourself. I've never...

Better yet, learn to fix it yourself. I've never had a shop do any repair, ever.
02-14-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By DaveSSS

The C-RS sold for around $2500 as a 105 equipped...

The C-RS sold for around $2500 as a 105 equipped bike. I got one on sale for $1400, tore it down to the bare frame and built it back up with Chorus 12 speed and all other high level components....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By DaveSSS

For TiN to be of value, the coating has to be...

For TiN to be of value, the coating has to be applied to certain critical areas, like the ID of the roller and the holes in the inner plates, or the pins. TiN on the outer plates, where is looks...
02-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By DaveSSS

My Silca floor pump dates back to the '80s. I...

My Silca floor pump dates back to the '80s. I replaced the leather plunger cup once. I have another spare that's been waiting to be used for over a decade. I recently greased it with vaseline and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By DaveSSS

AFAIK, SRAM 11 speed road cassettes fit on...

AFAIK, SRAM 11 speed road cassettes fit on Shimano 11 hub splines, but those are totally unlike an XDR hub. To use a SRAM 12 cassette, you must have an XDR freehub. My bet is Shimano will soon be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By DaveSSS

Only certain hubs can be converted to XDR,...

Only certain hubs can be converted to XDR, certainly no genuine shimano hubs. Campy/Fulcrum hubs can. FWIW, there is little difference in sprocket spacing between Campy and SRAM 12. SRAM is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By DaveSSS

The 2015+ derailleurs require more cable pull...

The 2015+ derailleurs require more cable pull than previous years. If the cable clamp bolt is ground down to the root of the threads where the cable contacts the bolt, it will shorten the lever arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,511
Posted By DaveSSS

What does weigh a lot is a big knee brace. I used...

What does weigh a lot is a big knee brace. I used one of those during my limited riding season in 2010, because my knees were about shot, at age 57. I sold two of my three bikes at the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,651
Posted By DaveSSS

One of the biggest improvements is bike geometry...

One of the biggest improvements is bike geometry charts is the addition of stack and reach dimensions. If applied properly, those tell you if a given bike will fit with an appropriately sized stem...
02-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

That's real close. The plastic straw around the...

That's real close. The plastic straw around the bolt fits so closely that it only extends to the top of the tee nut. You want the tee nut entirely encapsulated in epoxy. I found a model at home depot...
02-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm a mechanical engineer. JB Weld epoxy has a...

I'm a mechanical engineer. JB Weld epoxy has a tensile strength of over 5000 psi and great bond strength. I first made this type of modification over 10 years ago. I just sold the frame with that...
02-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

Yes, compression plugs are intended to provide...

Yes, compression plugs are intended to provide support, so the stem clamping pressure doesn't crack the steering tube. It's also why a 5mm spacer is recommended on top of the stem, with the steerer...
02-09-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DaveSSS

I never use a compression plug anymore. I stuff...

I never use a compression plug anymore. I stuff some foam rubber or core foam into the steering tube, to the appropriate depth, like the bottom of the stem clamp, place a 6mm tee nut or a 1" star...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By DaveSSS

Your height has nothing to do with crank length,...

Your height has nothing to do with crank length, it's your leg length and saddle height that are relevant. FWIW, I'm only 5'-6" tall, but my cycling inseam is 32-5/8 or 83cm and my saddle height is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By DaveSSS

A bike can be old, but also had very little use. ...

A bike can be old, but also had very little use. If its 10 speed, finding repair parts might be tough.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By DaveSSS

I've had a similar problem with my smp stratos...

I've had a similar problem with my smp stratos saddle, but only with one pair of PI bibs. If I don't pull the legs up high enough and really cram the pad into my crotch, it bunches up or something...
02-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By DaveSSS

Saddles that fit perfectly can be hard to find. ...

Saddles that fit perfectly can be hard to find. When I find a model that really works for me, I use it on both of my road bikes. That also simplifies setting the saddle fore/aft position and saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,651
Posted By DaveSSS

I understand it perfectly. It's just one...

I understand it perfectly. It's just one opinion, no better than mine. IMO, paying twice as much for a current model year frame that's identical, to last year's model is stupid, if neither has seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,651
Posted By DaveSSS

The first couple of bikes that I owned were...

The first couple of bikes that I owned were bought at a local shop, ready to ride, but the last dozen over 30 years have all been built from scratch, starting with a frame. It's really not very...
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