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11-05-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By CO_Steve

There's a 13-28 9 speed but I haven't seen...

There's a 13-28 9 speed but I haven't seen bigger.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/campagnolo-veloce-9-speed-road-cassette/rp-prod26066
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By CO_Steve

I'm marking it down because it's a vintage...

I'm marking it down because it's a vintage Cinelli without a Cinelli stem. That's just wrong.
10-26-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By CO_Steve

Me too. Back in my commuting days I'd always...

Me too. Back in my commuting days I'd always patch the tube on the road unless I had to use the spare one. Of course when you ride every day that leads to the tube with 35 patches.
10-20-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,031
Posted By CO_Steve

I remember when all the cool kids had Bob...

I remember when all the cool kids had Bob Jacksons. Once I bought the Ritchey I sort of stopped paying attention to other bikes for like 20 years.
10-20-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,031
Posted By CO_Steve

To all of you who had an early Ritchey on your...

To all of you who had an early Ritchey on your list, consider this an invitation. If you're ever in western Colorado look me up. You can ride my 74, made in the garage by Tom himself.

...
10-19-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,192
Posted By CO_Steve

Had an interesting ebike encounter yesterday. I...

Had an interesting ebike encounter yesterday. I was riding the Glenwood Canyon bike trail. Since the tourists are mostly gone it appears the budget for upkeep has run out. There were many sections...
10-19-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,375
Posted By CO_Steve

I just sold the next to last part on a bike I was...

I just sold the next to last part on a bike I was parting out. The only thing left is the Campy aero post. I sanded out the scratches and gave it a mirror finish polish.
After checking ebay prices...
Forum: Foo
10-17-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,785
Posted By CO_Steve

https://thesiliconvalleynovel.files.wordpress.com/...

https://thesiliconvalleynovel.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/woodscrew.jpg?w=605&h=341

When I was in school this was known as "The Institute Screw".
The message was deal with it. No whining allowed.
10-16-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 120,430
Posted By CO_Steve

Thought I had one for you but it's 120mm.

Thought I had one for you but it's 120mm.
Forum: Foo
10-16-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,785
Posted By CO_Steve

Nobody ever said it would be fair. I...

Nobody ever said it would be fair.

I remember a class my junior year. Control Systems. By now everyone had done all the really hard core stuff and so in comparison this one was pretty easy....
10-16-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By CO_Steve

Canti brake questions

So I built a gravel bike about ten years ago. It was set up with bar ends, v-brakes, and Tektro brake levers. The long pull ones. Somewhere along the way the v-brakes got swapped for cantis, mtb XT....
10-15-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By CO_Steve

I've got a compressor if it comes to that. Thanks...

I've got a compressor if it comes to that. Thanks all, it seems pretty easy.
10-15-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By CO_Steve

Should I just squirt some more in with what's...

Should I just squirt some more in with what's there? Does mixing brands matter? Ii don't know what was used before.
10-15-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By CO_Steve

Tubeless upkeep

I just bought a Salsa Mukluk for some winter fun. It's a few years old, not ridden a lot recently, and set up tubeless.
Tires are holding air fine right now but this is my first tubeless setup,...
10-11-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,447
Posted By CO_Steve

60s here. I did the low carb thing a couple of...

60s here. I did the low carb thing a couple of years ago and dropped 30 lbs in a couple of months. Gained 10 back but I still try and keep the carbs low. I cheat a bit now and then.
10-08-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By CO_Steve

That's too bad. It's also why I have a box or two...

That's too bad. It's also why I have a box or two of spare parts. When I'm paying $.30 on the dollar I expect to have to fix a few things. If not, so much the better.
My fat bike wouldn't stay in...
10-06-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By CO_Steve

Buying on Craigslist. How hard do you work?

So I have to admit in the past I was a pretty lazy Craigslist shopper. If it wasn't nearby and not well documented with lots of pictures I didn't pay attention.
A couple of years ago I moved to...
10-06-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By CO_Steve

Funny you should mention that. Picked up a Salsa...

Funny you should mention that. Picked up a Salsa Mukluk today. Ad had little info and these bike come in many levels of trim. It was a two hour drive, when I got there WOW!
Owner was an ex-racer so...
10-03-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By CO_Steve

For me as it gets steeper going up just gets...

For me as it gets steeper going up just gets progressively harder. OTOH, descending steep loose dirt, having to ride the drops to get max brake performance, is something to be avoided. All depends on...
10-02-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By CO_Steve

Don't live in the city. My son is in Denver and...

Don't live in the city. My son is in Denver and we visit a lot but that would be a minor use.
10-02-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By CO_Steve

Just found something that does it all: ...

Just found something that does it all:

https://sondors.com/products/sondors-fold-new?variant=12489619013698
10-02-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By CO_Steve

I've owned one before but I hate straight bars...

I've owned one before but I hate straight bars and wouldn't do anything my gravel bike doesn't already cover.
10-02-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By CO_Steve

Money to spend

So at the beginning of the summer I started riding a lot more. That was when I realized my old Litespeed Chorus 9 speed was pretty worn out. While debating several options (repair/rebuild/upgrade) I...
09-30-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,636
Posted By CO_Steve

There is a calibration function in the app. I...

There is a calibration function in the app. I haven't tried to intentionally calibrate it to an angle, don't think it would be happy with that.
OTOH, calibrate it to zero, mount it , put bike level,...
09-27-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,636
Posted By CO_Steve

I've used Clinometer a bunch and it works well....

I've used Clinometer a bunch and it works well. It will do a better job than I reading golf greens.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

So I went ahead and got a 11-32 cassette....

So I went ahead and got a 11-32 cassette. Microshift. I have Mavic wheels which use a spacer for 10 speed. When I installed the Microshift cassette it would not fit with the spacer. Without it went...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By CO_Steve

I get that. I live in rural western Colorado....

I get that. I live in rural western Colorado. Actually the bike started 45 miles away and moved 140 miles away. All two lane, 2+ hours each way and no other reason to make the trip.
09-25-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By CO_Steve

Gravel bike tires

I built my gravel bike ten years ago. Tire selection then wasn't great and I ended up with some WTB Interewolfs in 38. They are about as big as I can fit.
I moved a few years later and didn't have...
09-25-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,213
Posted By CO_Steve

For me: 1. Add no more than a couple of pounds....

For me:
1. Add no more than a couple of pounds.
2. Cost no more than a couple of hundred more.
3. Give 10-20% boost for max of 15 minutes.
09-25-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By CO_Steve

My reading of the OPs question was that he was...

My reading of the OPs question was that he was doing a build and wondered what type of wheelset to look for. Yes, the rims/tire are the same size but shopping for a wheelset rear spacing is something...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By CO_Steve

So as I said the seller moved 100 miles away just...

So as I said the seller moved 100 miles away just after placing the ad. I was the only one to respond and we have exchanged emails. They now live in a really small town pretty far from anything so as...
09-24-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By CO_Steve

Won't most 29er wheelsets have 135mm rear spacing...

Won't most 29er wheelsets have 135mm rear spacing where 700c will likely be 130mm?
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By CO_Steve

Just to close the loop. I decided to part it...

Just to close the loop. I decided to part it out. I've sold about $200 of parts already, easy $200 more to go, and the frame just sold for $550.
The whole is not worth the sum of the parts. But we...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By CO_Steve

New to folders/should I buy this one

Been curious and want to try for mixed city use. Found a Dahon Formula S18 for sale. Was local but seller moved 100 miles away. Good chance we can get together soon.
Is $200 fair?
09-15-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,926
Posted By CO_Steve

Just like you can't sell your Escape right now...

Just like you can't sell your Escape right now used bikes are cheap this time of year. I guarantee $450 will buy a great condition used bike that's far better than the Roam.
Sell your old bike next...
09-15-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By CO_Steve

Geometry is cruel. If you have a short high angle...

Geometry is cruel. If you have a short high angle stem and you make it shorter it gets lower, as you found out.
You can get steering tube extensions that just move things up, and then use a short 0...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

For those of you running a 32 cassette, what...

For those of you running a 32 cassette, what model? Ultegra doesn't come in a 32. I'm 10 speed.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 169,746
Posted By CO_Steve

I found a momma bear and two pretty grown up cubs...

I found a momma bear and two pretty grown up cubs today, but they wandered off down into the creek bed before I got all the way there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

Yea, 16 is probably overdoing it. Maybe start...

Yea, 16 is probably overdoing it. Maybe start with the 14-25 and change out the top three.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

I was worried about this too. Carbon frame so...

I was worried about this too. Carbon frame so braze-on style FD.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

THIS! I was investigating this last night. Ran...

THIS! I was investigating this last night. Ran across this table:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k10.shtml

There is a CS-6600 that with a change to the bigger gears could be a 16-30 maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

Ok, so the only way to get lower is a new...

Ok, so the only way to get lower is a new cassette. The other issue is a smaller big ring. Anything there?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

Well, ignoring that it goes above max on the rear...

Well, ignoring that it goes above max on the rear derailleur ( I know it's done) I'm still left with a bunch of small cogs not being used.
Of course something like 32-16 in the rear would be just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By CO_Steve

Crank regearing

I recently got a TCR Advanced with Ultegra 10 speed. Even though it was 6-7 years old it only had a little over 100 miles on it.
Where I live my rides fall into one of two types. Nearly flat bike...
09-13-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 279,854
Posted By CO_Steve

I need a Nuovo Record brake cable pinch bolt. 5mm...

I need a Nuovo Record brake cable pinch bolt. 5mm x .8 pitch. They have a recessed dished head. Who knows where this one went.
09-13-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,179
Posted By CO_Steve

I went to the link and it's on sale for $.49....

I went to the link and it's on sale for $.49. Going to stock up.

Tuesday I'd have paid $5 to use your pump. Mine got left at home and did a three mile walk.
09-13-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,449
Posted By CO_Steve

If I rebuild the Litespeed this is my first...

If I rebuild the Litespeed this is my first purchase.
09-12-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,756
Posted By CO_Steve

Been cleaning her up a bit recently. Not done but...

Been cleaning her up a bit recently. Not done but presentable.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/imgp0588_97e9a5af88ef0a77a3620d8c5b3095636cdbec3c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,200
Posted By CO_Steve

I'm finding my Giant TCR Advanced to be pretty...

I'm finding my Giant TCR Advanced to be pretty comfortable.
09-11-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 66,659
Posted By CO_Steve

Last week I found a really nice pump beside the...

Last week I found a really nice pump beside the road. I was carrying a cheap Walmart pump so I took it off to use the found one but the mount didn't work. Ordered up a mount. Meanwhile my last two...
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