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12-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By rydabent

As someone else suggested, fill the hole up with...

As someone else suggested, fill the hole up with a good epoxy, and you should be good to go.
12-12-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By wgscott

Although it is a screw, it was almost certainly...

Although it is a screw, it was almost certainly driven into your rim as if it were a nail. It looks clean on this side, as if it were carefully drilled, but the exit wound is what you need to worry...
10-13-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By RiceAWay

1. It sounds like there was an air leak which can...

1. It sounds like there was an air leak which can occur by over-tightening the brake line after bleeding. This over-compresses the olive. This is easy to do.
2. The squealing normally means it is...
09-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,576
Posted By Mulberry20

from your lips to godís ears, meaning letís hope...

from your lips to godís ears, meaning letís hope the new frame solves the problem and you are squeak free
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,576
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a...

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a slick new racing bike? I've got this sound I need you to sort out."

[EDIT: HA! You did that two posts ago. Well done, and good on your bike shop for...
09-15-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By SurferRosa

I recently swapped four sets of pedals between my...

I recently swapped four sets of pedals between my five bikes. It's like each one feels a little different and new. Which is nice...

As long as they're 700c (and Campagnolo), they can all be a...
09-15-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By Retro Grouch

If you owned two cars why would you want them to...

If you owned two cars why would you want them to be exactly the same? Why should bikes be any different?
09-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It's not important. What you ride is less...

It's not important. What you ride is less important than riding, and unless you are riding competitively in a team where there are fleet of bikes where it is logical that all the bikes share the same...
09-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By caloso

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my...

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my son's CX bike are all 10-speed Shimano rim brakes. It's nice to be able to swap wheelsets among the three. Actually, with the TT bike I can also...
09-15-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By c_m_shooter

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to...

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to be different enough to warrant having and additional bike. I can't imagine wanting to have 2 bikes that close to the same.
09-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By topflightpro

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike...

Why buy a backup bike? Why not buy a new bike and make the current one your backup?

But really, if you just want a bike for the trainer that sometimes gets ridden outside, don't even bother with...
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so...

I can see keeping some similarity across bikes so that you can stock common chains, for example. But really, if the OP is thinking about having spare parts in case a Di2 component fails, then why...
08-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,576
Posted By Altair 4

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least...

I understand now. it makes sense doing at least the diagnostics and maybe find the problem yourself. Didn't realize how backed up shops must be. .
08-25-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,576
Posted By TiHabanero

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a...

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a click and creak every downstroke of the pedals. After some investigation it turned out the screw that holds the der hanger to the frame was loose....
08-24-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,576
Posted By Grouperdawg

Can you have someone sit on and. hold the bike...

Can you have someone sit on and. hold the bike for you and try to move the bars and other things around and see if you hear anything ?

It could be a lot of things but to me i would still look...
08-02-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By TerryDi2C

Yeah... I have also used bubble wrap on mine and...

Yeah... I have also used bubble wrap on mine and used a piece of cloth in the past ;-)
The 'model code' for the zip ties is "EW-SD50-I" by the way ;-)
07-29-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By y2zipper

I would easily lean toward the better frame and...

I would easily lean toward the better frame and wheels here because the difference between rim and disk isn't enough to convince me to forego a better frame and wheels at the price difference.
07-29-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By blakcloud

As you say, you might not even notice the...

As you say, you might not even notice the difference between the two frames. The weight difference is quarter filled water bottle. So if you take that out of the equation you are really asking is the...
07-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Koyote

If it's a new bike, the shop (from which you...

If it's a new bike, the shop (from which you bought it) should handle it gratis. I have the same junction box on my bike, and it's as quiet as a church mouse.

Just a tip: if you don't have the...
07-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By taco2ewsday

IMHO, if you are cool with rim brakes go...

IMHO, if you are cool with rim brakes go with the better frame and wheels, those are some of the most expensive bits to upgrade, if you gotta have disc brakes, do a lot of downhill...
07-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By blakcloud

I just watched another video. Check this one out,...

I just watched another video. Check this one out, same guy at 10:50. He wraps the wireless unit in bubble wrap for his wife's bike.

I watching all this stuff as I am on upgrade path from Ultegra...
07-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By sdmc530

nail polish, cheap, easy. I don't care about the...

nail polish, cheap, easy. I don't care about the look so much as protection so close is good enough for me.
06-30-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By shelbyfv

Another vote for nail polish. Walgreens was OK...

Another vote for nail polish. Walgreens was OK with me taking the bike in. Might be different now, of course.
06-30-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By freeranger

You might have luck finding a match with nail...

You might have luck finding a match with nail polish. Now, the store might not like you taking your bike into their store, but maybe you could leave your license, of enough $$ to more than cover the...
06-30-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Mulberry20

I gave up and mixed my own from enamel model...

I gave up and mixed my own from enamel model paint and glitter. I had one small orange chip to fix, so I mixed red and yellow and some silver glitter.
05-28-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By Steve B.

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT...

I think this is correct. I just installed an XT Di2 ssytem, it INSISTED I had to use the mobile version in order to check and update the units. It would not do this on the PC link. It still failed...
05-28-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By kissTheApex

Mine also resides in the seatpost for the last 9...

Mine also resides in the seatpost for the last 9 months and never had a problem with it. Once during an indoor ride, it dropped connection long enough for me to notice.

no new firmware releases...
03-12-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By terrafirma

I personally wouldnt worry about it, even with a...

I personally wouldnt worry about it, even with a vintage steel frame. Our road salt/brine/mag chloride is much more of a concern around here.
03-11-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Bassmanbob

Let me be clear. Living at or near the beach is...

Let me be clear. Living at or near the beach is different than living 2 miles from the ocean. The salt content in the air is far less where I live than on the barrier islands, but I have not had...
03-10-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By ramzilla

You can definitely use aerosol spray. Just need...

You can definitely use aerosol spray. Just need to take a couple extra steps first. Remove the wheels. Wrap some plastic baggies around the brake shoes, seat, grips. Spread some newspaper or...
03-10-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sy Reene

Isn't a spray like Boeshield T9 (?) supposed to...

Isn't a spray like Boeshield T9 (?) supposed to be a protectant in these cases..? eg. spray it on all exposed metal surfaces before leaving it stored for (how long?) in the garage....
03-10-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By ramzilla

Living the dream in Fernandina Beach Florida. The...

Living the dream in Fernandina Beach Florida. The beach bikes get hosed down with fresh water before returning to the garage. I hose off all my fishing rods & reels with fresh water too. The road...
03-10-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jrasero

Should be perfectly fine. As long as the top coat...

Should be perfectly fine. As long as the top coat and the carbon strands haven't been compromised there is nothing to worry about. The bike would need to be submerged in water really to cause serious...
03-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By tagaproject6

The bike will be relieved just to get away from...

The bike will be relieved just to get away from Ohio. :D
03-10-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Maelochs

if there is room .... this is by far the best...

if there is room .... this is by far the best option. Try an elevated wall rack or hanging the bike from the ceiling to keep it out of the way.
03-10-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By hockey

Put the bike in a bedroom in the home. Trust me,...

Put the bike in a bedroom in the home. Trust me, you do not want to leave your carbon bike in a non air conditioned garage. Experience proves otherwise!
03-10-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By jpescatore

Check your spokes - a friend who is a snowbird...

Check your spokes - a friend who is a snowbird had his spokes all rust up after leaving his carbon bike down in their FL home over the summer, even though no other problems.
03-09-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By drlogik

I lived on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, SC...

I lived on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, SC for a couple of years. Folks on the island used WD-40 for bikes, lawn mowers, garden tools, etc.

It's an old tried and true rust prevention method....
03-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By Maelochs

Seal the bag in multiple industrial-sized trash...

Seal the bag in multiple industrial-sized trash bags with lots of those silica-gel moisture-absorbing pouches?

Salt air will eat through anything with a trace of iron, corrode the snot out of...
03-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By rydabent

No doubt salt air will rust and corrode the...

No doubt salt air will rust and corrode the components.
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