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09-10-20, 03:01 PM
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Posted By JamesInSJ

For posterity... this will probably help anyone...

For posterity... this will probably help anyone working on a 2017-2019 Domane. ...
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Posted By JamesInSJ

The Primavera Century is now 75% sold out on the...

The Primavera Century is now 75% sold out on the distance rides, on track for another sellout weeks before the ride event. Current registration price is $75, going up to $80 on March 1, so if you're...
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Views: 419
Posted By JamesInSJ

2020 Primavera Century (SF Bay Area) - April 19, 2020

The 2020 Annual Primavera Century will be on Sunday, April 19. Everything you need to know can be found on our website at ffbc.org/primavera (http://ffbc.org/primavera).

Registration is open, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,631
Posted By JamesInSJ

The wide sit-bone problem is real! Similar here...

The wide sit-bone problem is real! Similar here to many...got fit and they said I needed at least a 168mm wide saddle. Used a Romin for a year until it just started giving me too much pain, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,660
Posted By JamesInSJ

My Ultegra derailleur actually has a 32T stamped...

My Ultegra derailleur actually has a 32T stamped into the metal on it (medium cage), but not sure if that is normal.

Before that I had an Ultegra short-cage on a different bike and it handled the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,302
Posted By JamesInSJ

Agree that I would just go with the 530 right...

Agree that I would just go with the 530 right now. As far as the 520, have owned it 2+ years and never had a single problem with it. Actually, far and above better than most of my peers who have...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

Our 2019 Primavera Century is quickly approaching...

Our 2019 Primavera Century is quickly approaching 80% sold, 2 months ahead of the ride, and is on track to sell out again.

Secure your spot and save $5 by clicking here to register...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

The Primavera Century is on track for selling out...

The Primavera Century is on track for selling out distance rides again. Our current price is $70, which will go up to $75 on February 1. Don't get left out - register now at Primavera ? Registration...
01-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Just a quick follow-up to help this thread for...

Just a quick follow-up to help this thread for posterity. The seals are shaped like a bracket symbol [ ] The "cup" part of the seal is supposed to face out on the DS, and in on the NDS. The reasoning...
01-19-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Thanks for all the advice and dealer manual link....

Thanks for all the advice and dealer manual link. Problem solved!

I pulled everything apart and took note that you're not supposed to remove the freehub seal. Well...that's exactly what I had done...
01-16-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Thanks for helping with terminology. I would say...

Thanks for helping with terminology. I would say main issue is #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , because short backpedal movements that are fairly common in...
01-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Okay, using the picture from the Shimano doc, I...

Okay, using the picture from the Shimano doc, I put grease on the cups/cones and balls only of the axle bearings. Those are A, B, C and D in red here, plus the cups of the hub itself (a little bit of...
01-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Grease on the axle bearings, and tightness of...

Grease on the axle bearings, and tightness of that settings, changes how easily the freehub spins. So 2 things changed: my grease (using Phil Wood), and the tightness (I think it's actually lighter...
01-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Thanks for all the input. I'll update the thread...

Thanks for all the input. I'll update the thread when I have a chance in the next few days to pull it all apart and re-do it again, and a little tri-flow dripped down into the hub.

Chain...
01-14-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Used chain (nearing end of life) and used...

Used chain (nearing end of life) and used cassette had zero chain suck before I rebuilt the bearings. New chain actually reduced the chain suck, and the cassette doesn't show any wear that would...
01-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

Thanks for the PDF explosion and references about...

Thanks for the PDF explosion and references about light oil. I'll try to drip a little into the freewheel and see if that loosens it up. If not, might need to flush it as suggested and go from there.
01-10-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By JamesInSJ

DuraAce rear hub rebuild = chain suck!

I have Shimano DA 9000 wheels on my road bike, and after 2 years of use, ~6000 miles, I decided to clean out the bearings and rebuild. The front came together with no problems. The rear on the other...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

Calaveras is open! They kept pushing the date,...

Calaveras is open! They kept pushing the date, but this time around they pushed the date back to Feb 1, and then still opened up in early January.

For the Primavera, the distance rides are $70...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

5 days left for our early-bird $65 pricing for...

5 days left for our early-bird $65 pricing for distance rides. Primavera ? Registration (http://ffbc.org/primavera/primavera-registration/)

Price increases $5 on January 1, 2019.

And yes,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

Great question. You require two registration...

Great question. You require two registration fees. Almost every cost (e.g. food, insurance, etc.) Is doubled and those that aren't are volunteer services from the local bike club, so there isn't a...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

Registration for the Primavera is now open at...

Registration for the Primavera is now open at Primavera Century (http://ffbc.org/primavera/). At $65 for registration during the month of December, this is one of the best values in the country for...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By JamesInSJ

SF Bay Area - Primavera Century - April 20, 2019

Primavera Century (http://ffbc.org/primavera/)

Ride the best of California San Francisco Bay Area's scenic roads on the Primavera Century! Climb the challenging Calaveras Wall, then cycle the...
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Views: 1,793
Posted By JamesInSJ

>> Use of Calaveras looking good for Primavera...

>> Use of Calaveras looking good for Primavera Century <<

The San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) and Alameda County have agreed to open Calaveras Road exclusively for the Primavera...
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Views: 1,793
Posted By JamesInSJ

Note the line "We anticipate the road to reopen...

Note the line "We anticipate the road to reopen for weekend use sometime in 2018."

We are in contact with SFWD and are optimistic that the road will be open weekends in the next couple of months....
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By JamesInSJ

SF Bay Area - Primavera Century - April 22, 2018

Primavera Century (http://ffbc.org/primavera/)

Ride the best of California San Francisco Bay Area's scenic roads on the Primavera Century! Climb the challenging Calaveras Wall, then cycle the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By JamesInSJ

Heard good things about using Boeshield with...

Heard good things about using Boeshield with these uncoated/non-anodized wheels as a pre-treatment. If that's all it takes to use pretty much any non-ammonia based product, then great. Which one did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By JamesInSJ

I know this is an old thread, but wanted to...

I know this is an old thread, but wanted to ensure people knew. I've been running DA 9000 tubeless for 2 years now.

-- 6 months in with Orange Seal I had terrible corrosion and tons of globs stuck...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,383
Posted By JamesInSJ

A few thoughts... I opened up the tire at about...

A few thoughts... I opened up the tire at about 7-8 months with OS, and much of the latex had gummed up together but there was still plenty of liquid in the tire. If I had had a leak, I kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,740
Posted By JamesInSJ

Have the Team Pro and a C17. Bought the C17...

Have the Team Pro and a C17. Bought the C17 hoping for a lighter Team Pro, but the Team Pro is definitely a better seat for comfort on long hauls. The C17 is pretty good all of the time, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,383
Posted By JamesInSJ

Apparently you missed this product:...

Apparently you missed this product: https://www.amazon.com/Slime-Tubeless-Tire-Sealant/dp/B003J7H9XC

I'm running it on my C24TLs after Orange Seal caused some corrosion on the wheel. Not neon...
11-29-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By JamesInSJ

You need the two inserts at the front (I think...

You need the two inserts at the front (I think they're made of either plastic or aluminum), the cable guide under the bottom bracket (probably already there), and the insert at the rear derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,302
Posted By JamesInSJ

This has little to do with the exchange rate, and...

This has little to do with the exchange rate, and moreso about distribution in the USA. I had a friend who worked at a wholesale bike parts distributor, and I could buy from him at wholesale, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,302
Posted By JamesInSJ

FYI for those that frequently buy from Europe...

FYI for those that frequently buy from Europe shops (Wiggle, Ribble, PBK, etc.). Saw a note on PBK's site that the personal daily exemption for duties went up on March 10 from $200 to $800. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,640
Posted By JamesInSJ

Having a bit of experience buying from the "UK"...

Having a bit of experience buying from the "UK" companies, I see product coming in shipped from the UK, Spain, Netherlands, and Belgium...often varying with one shipment to the next even from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,121
Posted By JamesInSJ

Just thought I'd throw my $0.02 in here, because...

Just thought I'd throw my $0.02 in here, because I like one direction, and the other hasn't been mentioned yet. I think the 105 RD with 32T capacity, and the SRAM 12-32 is the way to go. And as...
09-08-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By JamesInSJ

Do this. You'll do just fine reselling too.

Do this. You'll do just fine reselling too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,914
Posted By JamesInSJ

I'm typically about 190lbs. Prior to these, I was...

I'm typically about 190lbs. Prior to these, I was running my 700x25 tires at 90 front, 105 rear without problems (note the actual measured width of 27mm on the front is probably why 90 has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,914
Posted By JamesInSJ

My Hutchinson Intensive tubeless (not Intensive...

My Hutchinson Intensive tubeless (not Intensive 2) arrived from PBK in time for me to mount them to my DA C24 on Saturday morning and see how they would hold air using the included Shimano valves and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By JamesInSJ

Ribble had 700x25 listed a couple weeks ago and...

Ribble had 700x25 listed a couple weeks ago and then they went out of stock. Otherwise, haven't found them online or in store.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,110
Posted By JamesInSJ

Just had two PBK orders. 1st order was over $1k,...

Just had two PBK orders. 1st order was over $1k, shipped through PostNL, took about 2 weeks and no customs/duties impact (PostNL uses USPS Express Mail for US domestic transport). Other order was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By JamesInSJ

Pretty sure the RS81's are the "better" wheel but...

Pretty sure the RS81's are the "better" wheel but you might like the Bontrager RLs. Wheels are funny that way...some wheels just carry speed differently and are a better fit to what you ride and want...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,302
Posted By JamesInSJ

Nashbar is selling all Vuelta wheels for 60% off....

Nashbar is selling all Vuelta wheels for 60% off. These prices are absurd compared to the best coupons and deals I've ever seen there....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,110
Posted By JamesInSJ

I've had lots of smaller/cheaper orders arrive in...

I've had lots of smaller/cheaper orders arrive in just 5-7 days. Normal orders closer to ~10 days. Also, heaven forbid if you order something that they don't actually have in stock and ready to go....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By JamesInSJ

<<warning - possible thread hijack about wheels>>...

<<warning - possible thread hijack about wheels>> I think I'll flip the wheels. Can you point me in the right direction where I can buy or have built wheels with equivalent hubs, spokes, hoop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By JamesInSJ

Both really great thoughts here. As one of those...

Both really great thoughts here. As one of those average cyclist budding into avid enthusiast riders (e.g. built up my bikes from the frame) I agree wholeheartedly...I have talked to a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By JamesInSJ

I said they were "testing it out to close the...

I said they were "testing it out to close the book..." Your condescending message is disrespectful and totally unnecessary. You over-simplified the issue because even the products that supposedly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By JamesInSJ

I think the Madone 2.x and 3.x brakes aren't even...

I think the Madone 2.x and 3.x brakes aren't even the old Tektro 540 junk from before...they're even worse now. Anyway, if they seem to operate well, keep the brakes but swap the pads to salmon or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By JamesInSJ

Thanks all! I saw the Slowtwitch comparison and I...

Thanks all! I saw the Slowtwitch comparison and I was trying to get my hands on some Bontrager TLR sealant, but haven't been able to find a shop anywhere around here with it and don't feel like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By JamesInSJ

In lieu of starting an entirely new thread asking...

In lieu of starting an entirely new thread asking about this topic, thought I'd ask here first. Just got a pair of Shimano 9000-24-TL wheels, and have new Hutchinson Intensive tires arriving any day...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,302
Posted By JamesInSJ

ProBikeKit.com is running a tire discount with...

ProBikeKit.com is running a tire discount with most tires on sale. Some great values in there especially on some of the higher end tires. Buy 2 and get 10% off with code TIRE2US, but 4 and get 15%...
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