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08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 78
Posted By Litespud

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up...

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up of jamming on something, and you're essentially rupturing the housing (which isn't designed to take serious cable tension, like spiral-wound brake...
08-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 237
Posted By Litespud

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani...

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani with Campag parts (as god intended), eBay the excess parts and use the money to offset the purchase of a new complete CF bike
08-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By Litespud

This was pretty common - IIRC, in his earlier...

This was pretty common - IIRC, in his earlier Tours, LA used a Litespeed Ti TT frame painted in Trek colors
08-06-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Litespud

I have a newish pair of Zondas - no need for rim...

I have a newish pair of Zondas - no need for rim tape, although I use a ~2Ē piece over the valve hole to protect the tube from the edge of the hole. IIRC the manual (or maybe some other source)...
08-04-20, 08:22 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Litespud

👍😀

👍😀
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By Litespud

Yet another reason to despise raccoons (aka ďcats...

Yet another reason to despise raccoons (aka ďcats with fingersĒ) - hope youíre up and about soon
08-04-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Litespud

if the forkís been through the same hell as the...

if the forkís been through the same hell as the rest of the frame, Iíd be hesitant to use it for anything, even if thereís no obvious damage
08-04-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Litespud

nope - thatís the hanger right there - the round...

nope - thatís the hanger right there - the round thing with the hole sticking down from the drive-side dropout. Derailleur screws directly into it.
what frame is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Litespud

I don't know anymore...and I don't think I want...

I don't know anymore...and I don't think I want to know...:twitchy:
08-04-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By Litespud

I would speculate that in the earliest years of...

I would speculate that in the earliest years of the Tour, competitors (and winners) rode relatively unspecialized bikes which were probably available to the general public. Only as the stature of the...
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By Litespud

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president...

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the Front National, and author of such quotes as "I am not saying that gas chambers did not exist. I did not see them myself. I haven't studied...
08-04-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,740
Posted By Litespud

Can't remember which fortune cookie contained...

Can't remember which fortune cookie contained this, but "fear of losing something should never deter you from having it". If it makes you happy and you can afford it, get it - you only have one life...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Litespud

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts....

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts. Maybe do it when you first got the bike (you have no idea how well the previous owner maintained the bike). After that, once a year would be good if your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Litespud

My main ride is a 2000 Vortex I bought used in...

My main ride is a 2000 Vortex I bought used in 2003 - it really is a forever bike. Although Litespeed ownership changed hands in 1999 I think, I doubt if the actual fabricating/welding personnel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Litespud

More importantly - how's it staying up?:foo:

More importantly - how's it staying up?:foo:
08-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Litespud

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty...

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty standard dropout/derailleur hanger (although why you'd want to use anything other than Campagnolo is beyond me :))
08-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Litespud

Assuming that this is a serious question from...

Assuming that this is a serious question from someone who has posted 53 times: Generally you also have a small chainring for climbing. If you don't have that large chainring, you'll spin out at any...
08-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Litespud

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue....

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue. When youíre shifting to a larger sprocket, youíre providing the pulling force to shift the RD - enough force to overcome cable friction or anything else...
08-03-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,551
Posted By Litespud

death will significantly affect oneís oxygen...

death will significantly affect oneís oxygen consumption 🤔
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Litespud

I usually shift a couple of sprockets on the back...

I usually shift a couple of sprockets on the back before I shift chainrings - but immediately (like a half-second) before. My Campagnolo shifter allows me to multiple shift (5 higher, 3 lower) in one...
08-01-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Litespud

you could just get a longer BB spindle, but your...

you could just get a longer BB spindle, but your chainring is likely to hit your chain cover. And if you move the chain cover outward, youíre moving it closer to your feet. Seems like you want to...
08-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 320
Posted By Litespud

you could fill the stamping, but unless you then...

you could fill the stamping, but unless you then paint the chainring, the lettering will still be visible. Serious question - Do you sand the logos off your components also? I quite like the idea of...
08-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Litespud

multispeed chains have lateral flex baked in....

multispeed chains have lateral flex baked in. There really isnít a magic ďflex pointĒ beyond which bad stuff happens. The greater the deflection, the lower efficiency and greater wear due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Litespud

Agreed - this is called a “pro kit”, which...

Agreed - this is called a “pro kit”, which comprises the shifter body without the brake lever, hood and bar clamp (transfer these parts from your old shifter). These go for ~$140, but you’re...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:14 PM
07-30-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By Litespud

I think Iíve seen this arrangement referred to as...

I think Iíve seen this arrangement referred to as a ďseat columnĒ
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,070
Posted By Litespud

not necessarily - an old friend who used to race...

not necessarily - an old friend who used to race told me that he would listen for gear changes when the terrain or pace didnít warrant one, since it usually signaled that the guy behind was either...
07-29-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By Litespud

Not sure what they did at the front edge - what...

Not sure what they did at the front edge - what looks like a cosmetic outer layer has detached a little. However the CF underneath looks undisturbed. Personally, Iíd have no concerns with cleaning up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,070
Posted By Litespud

I donít think thereís any strict correlation...

I donít think thereís any strict correlation either way. The DT on my Rolfs is LOUD, Campagnolo are generally considered pretty loud, as have been those I have used (Chorus and Athena), yet the...
07-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By Litespud

if itís just a little tough around the edges, but...

if itís just a little tough around the edges, but there are no cracks or distortion extending upwards into the post, just clean up the edges with sandpaper (wear a mask) and maybe dan some clear coat...
07-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,017
Posted By Litespud

But they are visible, that's the thing - You can...

But they are visible, that's the thing - You can see one in daylight from a hundred yards anyway. Clearly not bright enough for use as a headlight, but all they have to do is catch someone's eye. And...
07-28-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 559
Posted By Litespud

I get it - I was thinking square taper, because...

I get it - I was thinking square taper, because thatís what my 10sp setup uses
07-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By Litespud

donít overthink it. I use a cheap stem as a...

donít overthink it. I use a cheap stem as a guide. Clamp it snugly onto the steerer and run the saw blade against it. The stem gets a little scratched up, but no matter. To tap in the star nut, just...
07-28-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 559
Posted By Litespud

Ah - youíre right - I was thinking about his...

Ah - youíre right - I was thinking about his otherwise 10sp drivetrain and forgot about the 11sp crank
07-28-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 559
Posted By Litespud

the Chorus driveside cup is flanged - youíll need...

the Chorus driveside cup is flanged - youíll need a spacer to go between the flange and the BB cup (actually you probably donít if you unscrew the DS cup ~3/4mm, torque down the NDS cup, then torque...
07-28-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Litespud

if the chain is rubbing then you should take out...

if the chain is rubbing then you should take out 1-2 complete links to shorten it and pull the cage downward. Put it in big/big, see how far forward you can push the lower jockey wheel forward....
07-28-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Litespud

If the chain is still under tension in the...

If the chain is still under tension in the small/small combination, and the long lower stretch isn't rubbing against the chain wrapping around the upper jockey wheel, then you're all good - this is...
07-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Litespud

I agree that the "large-large + 1complete link"...

I agree that the "large-large + 1complete link" approach doesn't account for the chain wrap capacity of the RD, although it seems to work regardless. My "trial and error" method (only works with a...
07-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,017
Posted By Litespud

I don't disagree with you re unregulated and...

I don't disagree with you re unregulated and poorly-aimed super-bright lights - they're a menace. Whether I'm fooling myself re the benefits of a small blinker, who knows? I know I certainly see a...
07-28-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Litespud

Not wild about small Ti fasteners - I heard too...

Not wild about small Ti fasteners - I heard too many (granted, anecdotal) stories of such fasteners failing. Whenever I buy a lightweight component with Ti screws (stems, usually, where screw failure...
07-28-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Litespud

Well, you asked what was meant by a "double FD",...

Well, you asked what was meant by a "double FD", which I explained. It's unlikely that a double FD could be simultaneously set low enough to engage the granny gear of a triple crankset, and still be...
07-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Litespud

I think he's saying that his FD can't shift to...

I think he's saying that his FD can't shift to the small chainring because it (the chainring) is now too far inboard.
07-28-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,017
Posted By Litespud

I think you’re giving a small blinker too much...

I think you’re giving a small blinker too much credit. If something so small that it’s “noticed peripherally” is going to dazzle or disorientate a driver to the point that he/she can’t see or...
07-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,017
Posted By Litespud

I think youíre giving a small blinker too much...

I think youíre giving a small blinker too much credit. If something so small that itís ďnoticed peripherallyĒ if going to dazzle or disorientate a driver to the point that he/she canít see or...
07-28-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Litespud

you canít add spacers to the crank itself - it...

you canít add spacers to the crank itself - it has to engage the BB taper. However, you might be able to shift the BB itself to the right by a few mm, depending on the BB design. However, cranks...
07-28-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Litespud

an FD designed for a double crankset,...

an FD designed for a double crankset, traditionally a 39/53 standard- or 34/50 compact crankset
07-27-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Litespud

I think you're taking a risk with a short cage RD...

I think you're taking a risk with a short cage RD with this setup. IIRC, when Campag introduced the 13/29 "climbing cassette" - a relative dinnerplate at the time (late 90's I think), they also...
07-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Litespud

weíve used a Sole F80 for the last ~12 years....

weíve used a Sole F80 for the last ~12 years. Solidly built and reliable. You should also consider an indoor rower for some real cross-training and upper body/core conditioning - easier on the joints...
07-22-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Litespud

This is a great site - I love cool tools,...

This is a great site - I love cool tools, especially when they're original and just "smart" :thumb:
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