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04-14-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

oh yeah, I just heard the story about the ongoing...

oh yeah, I just heard the story about the ongoing bike shortages yesterday on NPR. Every body is still out of stock of both bikes and parts.

I have 2 vintage California Masi’s. One is a black...
04-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

Why not oversized aluminum?

Cannondales - new or used have all kinds of options that would be perfectly robust for even the heaviest of riders. For maximum durability, having custom wheels built is where I would put a good...
04-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By masi61

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As configured here, the sizing is in line with...
04-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,667
Posted By masi61

jamesdak thanks for reminding us of the...

jamesdak thanks for reminding us of the importance of preventing head injuries. I need to get a better helmet, one with the MIPS system like the Smith branded one that several riders in my bike club...
03-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By masi61

Twist tooth?

When you say “modern twist tooth” I am confused. The most modern freewheel cog design that folks usually say are so great would be the inexpensive, Shimano freewheels with Hyperglide cog contouring....
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,666
Posted By masi61

Internal measurement of fenders?

Could you remove the wheel and use some metric calipers or ruler and determine if 35’s could fit in there? This way you’ll have a better idea if purchasing the fatter tires is the right way to...
03-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By masi61

My belly is far from flat right now since I am...

My belly is far from flat right now since I am back around #210 after being 185# a few years back. I’ve noticed that when riding outside (or doing spinning or a gym class where I engage my core) my...
03-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By masi61

Because the photo provides a visual of a very...

Because the photo provides a visual of a very classic yet modern bike. The titanium disc frame that permitted the wide tires is like a modern classic....

One design ethic that existed in the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,909
Posted By masi61

Panaracer Race A Evo3

In the 25 mm width. I got these from Excel Sports Boulder at a good price. I think they have now been replaced with the “Evo4” version now although no one in the USA seems to carry it.

But the...
02-16-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By masi61

polymorphself - that protruding spoke should not...

polymorphself - that protruding spoke should not be like that. It would most certainly eventually puncture the tube internally even with Velox rim tape. The wheelbuilder miscalculated the spoke...
02-15-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By masi61

I had a Huffy : It is not normal for a Sora...

I had a Huffy : It is not normal for a Sora shifter to require 2 clicks to go up one cog. And since fiddling with the barrel adjuster has not solved the issue, you need to try things that will...
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By masi61

The only way to gauge is through completed...

The only way to gauge is through completed auctions?

‘The fact that the hub is built up could lower the value very slightly or be fine dependent on the quality/desirability factor of the specific...
01-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By masi61

A lot of old school LBS mechanics used to have a...

A lot of old school LBS mechanics used to have a chainring bending tool which is probably quite similar to the disc bending tool you are referring to. I'm not sure if the thickness of a brake rotor...
01-01-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,965
Posted By masi61

+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback...

+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback one on the other hand, is great!
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,600
Posted By masi61

Finish some of these d*mn bike builds and road...

Finish some of these d*mn bike builds and road test them and decide on the keepers!

...
12-31-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By masi61

Very cool ride ! I remember seeing that one...

Very cool ride !

I remember seeing that one in the '91 catalog. That headset looks like a Mavic, yes?

I purchased a similar Cannondale size small touring bike with all original components...
12-26-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,865
Posted By masi61

There was a recent thread talking about "thread...

There was a recent thread talking about "thread stoppers" or "thread killers" and to be honest I never even got around to reading that thread. But I thought about the concept as it pertains to me not...
12-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By masi61

1” MTB forks do seem to be hard to come by, but...

1” MTB forks do seem to be hard to come by, but not THAT hard. I helped a friend update his Mongoose MTB that had a useless “shock” fork. I bought a used Tange unicrown threaded MTB fork that had the...
12-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,384
Posted By masi61

I hope this helps!

I hope this helps!
12-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,384
Posted By masi61

Ditto to riding what you have as pdlamb said....

Ditto to riding what you have as pdlamb said. Ditto also to what dabac says.

Stickney - when you say you used 2020 to get back more cycling miles, could you speak to what those 2020 miles back in...
11-22-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,081
Posted By masi61

Oh crap! Well, I guess I can thank joedab for...

Oh crap! Well, I guess I can thank joedab for reviving a bit of a zombie thread. It is a worthwhile topic though.
11-17-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,284
Posted By masi61

Going into a hobby with evolving goals of...

Going into a hobby with evolving goals of discovery means that the end game is naturally going to be quite different in actual implementation than one’s predicted end game.

scarlson , I enjoyed...
11-17-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,248
Posted By masi61

I can’t assist much with maintenance since my...

I can’t assist much with maintenance since my main pair of 7700 rear, 7703 triple front I purchased new over 10 years ago. That iteration was already superseded by the 10 speed 7800 series but I...
11-16-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By masi61

Another bump on this thread for a further update:...

Another bump on this thread for a further update:

I now believe that the nodule I have been experiencing is indeed an infected Sebaceous Cyst with clogged sebaceous glands. I'm beginning to think...
11-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By masi61

Yeah, you might be right. I like the feel the way...

Yeah, you might be right. I like the feel the way I do it for these particular polished rims. I’ve got them braking really well most of the time, not grabby but positive braking. I have Dura Ace 7700...
11-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,788
Posted By masi61

I have read recent article in Road Bike Action...

I have read recent article in Road Bike Action about modern assumptions about saddle design and saddle tilt. The stubby saddle trend which started more with triathaletes has now found quite a few...
11-04-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By masi61

The Quill rims that the OP is referring to are...

The Quill rims that the OP is referring to are designed to work with rim brakes. They have the same dimensions as the Ailerons in the photo, but with machined sidewalls for rim brake use. The...
11-03-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By masi61

Go for the Velicity Quills, I say! Your 32x32...

Go for the Velicity Quills, I say!
Your 32x32 Shimano Sante’ hubs with their pearl white would most likely look cool with the Quill rims in white, though matte Silver or polished would also look...
10-31-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By masi61

Yet another trick is to put a tube in it and...

Yet another trick is to put a tube in it and inflate to seat the beads. Then deflate, dismount one bead without disturbing the other. Then remove the tube and reinstall the tubeless valve. Give it...
10-28-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By masi61

As you are finding out, getting the freehub off...

As you are finding out, getting the freehub off while the wheel is already disassembled is daunting. You may have to loosely re-build the wheel with some of the old spokes in order to give you...
10-28-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By masi61

Thanks for your reply. The procedure you mention...

Thanks for your reply. The procedure you mention is a good one I believe - where you use a tube at full pressure to fully flatten out the tape prior to installing your tubeless valve, tubeless tire...
10-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By masi61

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good...

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good price. They work great. Which patches are you referring to that do not get great reviews?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,467
Posted By masi61

I would be curious about the bare frame weight of...

I would be curious about the bare frame weight of the Motobecane titanium. I’m assuming this is a BikesDirect bike. I would guess that since these bikes are made to hit a particular price point, the...
10-18-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By masi61

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Fitting random parts slowly moving toward complete...
09-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By masi61

. +1 - good find. It would be nice to...

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+1 - good find.

It would be nice to find a shop that has inventory or 2014 shift levers or triple chainring sets or chains, for the 10 speed components. Or the 1st generation of 11 speed...
09-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By masi61

Shimano components to purchase on line, who has best selection/prices?

Ever since Shimano closed the loop on Shimano components from England it appears that the few USA on-line vendors that sell these parts have fewer and fewer sales and no surplus of previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,683
Posted By masi61

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be...

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be tubeless ready without doing extraordinary measures (i.e. ghetto tubeless).
09-15-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By masi61

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have...

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have had to modify their business practices to operate safely during the pandemic. Your response is out of line and not really very funny either.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By masi61

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for...

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for me: 1) use flat tire levers such as Schwalbe’s and use all 3, levering 2 in close proximity with the back of your hand then wedging the 3rd in where...
08-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By masi61

Just a thought about your 3 major categories:...

Just a thought about your 3 major categories: they don't take into account evolutionary changes in rim design over the last 10 years.

I've do have a fresh wheel build with Mavic Open Pro's (28...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,975
Posted By masi61

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open...

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open tubular clinchers with latex tubes at slightly reduced pressures for chipseal and I love their grip. These tires only rate middle of the road for rolling...
07-28-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,937
Posted By masi61

Here you can see the clearance with my triple...

Here you can see the clearance with my triple crank with the 7mm drive side spacer removed:

The 30 tooth chainring overlaps the drive side bearing nicely still leaving plenty of clearance....
07-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,181
Posted By masi61

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in...

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in a silicon bread mold:

...
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By masi61

Based on your picture , it appears as if your...

Based on your picture , it appears as if your chain is not long enough. Even though the “big big” combo is not recommended (cross chaining), you should still be able to safely shift into it.
07-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,132
Posted By masi61

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I...

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I believe you that it would hold air reliably.

I have not yet abandoned the quest to get it to seal the conventional road tubeless way. In my...
06-30-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,416
Posted By masi61

1) I was curious about the head tube length...

1) I was curious about the head tube length because although they are proportional for a given size frame, sometimes they are a bit taller such as on a custom frame, this could help with your stem...
06-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,416
Posted By masi61

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One more view of the same “Veritas” bike. The...
06-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,416
Posted By masi61

And why do you need period correct components?...

And why do you need period correct components? Ok, I get it that it is from a famous Italian frame builder and therefore has some pedigree to it. That majority of the responses here encouraging you...
05-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By masi61

The Road Morph comes with that center mount...

The Road Morph comes with that center mount bracket in the box. I have 3 of them I'm not using. I had to buy the side winder bottle cage mount that I prefer individually from Topeak. Topeak has good...
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By masi61

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it...

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it got dark last night and see the shards of broken cable poking about inside the shifter. I was having trouble downshifting the lever all the way due to...
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