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09-02-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By shelbyfv

Once you get it hooked up, just pull on the cable...

Once you get it hooked up, just pull on the cable if you are still nervous about using the shifter. It will probably be fine.
09-02-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By shelbyfv

They are surprisingly hard to move w/o the cable.

They are surprisingly hard to move w/o the cable.
09-02-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By shelbyfv

I think the 4700 Tiagra, though 10 speed, has the...

I think the 4700 Tiagra, though 10 speed, has the 11 speed Shimano pull. It's about $30. If you pull the cable directly, bypassing the shifter, does it still not move?
09-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By shelbyfv

Will the shifters work with a Shimano FD?

Will the shifters work with a Shimano FD?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,377
Posted By shelbyfv

Taking a break from the not so amusing and less...

Taking a break from the not so amusing and less than original Troll, here is a good alternative for folks who need extra flat protection but can't stomach going full Gator. I like to use them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By shelbyfv

^^ If it was C&V stuff you'd be correct. Current...

^^ If it was C&V stuff you'd be correct. Current bars are designed for the flats to extend horizontally and current brifters are designed for the hoods to initiate and continue from that plane, not...
09-02-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By shelbyfv

Yeah, it's about as far away from road riding as...

Yeah, it's about as far away from road riding as you can get:foo: I've given up expecting things to make sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By shelbyfv

Not actually part of the bike but the way those...

Not actually part of the bike but the way those ergo bars are jacked down and the placement of the levers looks like something out of the 80s. Goofy.... I assume it's custom so maybe the customer...
09-02-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

Welcome to BF. Hopefully you can learn to...

Welcome to BF. Hopefully you can learn to separate the wheat from the chaff around here.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,377
Posted By shelbyfv

Careful, that thread might disappear just like...

Careful, that thread might disappear just like the epic pump thread.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,377
Posted By shelbyfv

This wins BF Post of the Week!:roflmao:

This wins BF Post of the Week!:roflmao:
09-02-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
Posted By shelbyfv

I think there have been some proprietary wheel...

I think there have been some proprietary wheel specs. Either spacing or retention weirdness. I'd avoid anything that didn't let me use a variety of readily available wheels. Also, I wouldn't want...
09-02-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By shelbyfv

You probably need what is now known as long...

You probably need what is now known as long reach, formerly known as medium reach. There is only short reach 6800. I think the long reach (57mm) brake you want is the 105 level BR-R650. Check that...
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By shelbyfv

There are some C&V bikes that folks would pay big...

There are some C&V bikes that folks would pay big money for but they are generally custom frames by long dead builders. That's a nice bike but still mass market. Nobody is going to buy it for wall...
09-02-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. I've read of seat tubes being squashed by...

Yep. I've read of seat tubes being squashed by the derailleur clamp.:twitchy:
09-02-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By shelbyfv

I had a generic one like this that worked very...

I had a generic one like this that worked very well. Seems like they used to be more readily available. This one is at Chain Reaction.
...
09-02-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By shelbyfv

Thank you Siu. Figured that was the case but...

Thank you Siu. Figured that was the case but worth asking.:thumb:
09-01-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,148
Posted By shelbyfv

Got that flu shot yet? Highly advised even for...

Got that flu shot yet? Highly advised even for folks who stay indoors.
09-01-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By shelbyfv

You really should be using at least two full size...

You really should be using at least two full size locks. Don't leave that bike unattended and unlocked, it is a magnet for thieves.
09-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

Duh, right?:foo: Especially when the instructions...

Duh, right?:foo: Especially when the instructions specify grease or the fastener comes greased. :roflmao:
09-01-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

For Shimano at least, all the torque specs are in...

For Shimano at least, all the torque specs are in the installation instructions. I was just trying to point out that "Bike torque specs are almost certainly based on dry screws" is incorrect.
09-01-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks. Just wondering if it's a place I can...

Thanks. Just wondering if it's a place I can legally post about trolls and stupid annoying BFers. I'll hold off unless I get an AOK from the rulers, I'm on a short leash.:rolleyes:
09-01-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By shelbyfv

Here's the old thread...

Here's the old thread https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1204827-380lb-want-ride-drop-bar-road-bike.html This is good news for some of you guys who've been fretting about...
09-01-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, yellow/greenish grease on the Shimano stuff....

Yes, yellow/greenish grease on the Shimano stuff. I've also seen the thread locker on the rotor bolts, as you said.
09-01-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

The decades long anti-science agenda has...

The decades long anti-science agenda has unfortunately come back to bite not just the perps but the rest of us as well.
09-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,466
Posted By shelbyfv

Good to hear:thumb: There seems to have been a...

Good to hear:thumb: There seems to have been a bunch of "super clydes" recently asking what bike will support them. Maybe you could start a new thread about the Salsa since the drop bar in the title...
09-01-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By shelbyfv

This is interesting to know. I've noticed many...

This is interesting to know. I've noticed many fasteners come with a dab of grease. There were a number of those in the 8000 group I installed awhile back. Should I have cleaned that off before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,064
Posted By shelbyfv

Can you give details as to how you fell? Did the...

Can you give details as to how you fell? Did the front wheel get sideways and send you over the bars or did both wheels slide out and drop you to the side or what?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,377
Posted By shelbyfv

I've heard you give some enough rope and they'll...

I've heard you give some enough rope and they'll hang themselves. Looks like it will work with Gatorskins as well! Enjoying it:thumb:
09-01-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By shelbyfv

Trollheim?

What's there? Can we post about trolls and socks w/o the mods getting excited? Thanks
09-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,466
Posted By shelbyfv

[QUOTE=dave73;21553650] I decided to go with a...

[QUOTE=dave73;21553650] I decided to go with a mountain bike for light trail riding and paved trails to start out, thinking for now I may have a belly issue with my knees in the crouch position. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By shelbyfv

Not just shoes either. Cycling clothing in...

Not just shoes either. Cycling clothing in general is not sized for we fat Americans. To be fair, I should be more annoyed with myself for being fat than with the rest of the world for not catering...
09-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,278
Posted By shelbyfv

I've always liked that seat stay configuration. ...

I've always liked that seat stay configuration. Definitely a late 80s early 90s paint scheme.:lol:
09-01-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 953
Posted By shelbyfv

Bummer. One does have to be alert. Odd that...

Bummer. One does have to be alert. Odd that there was no stop sign at the intersection. Generally, absent stop signs or in presence of multi stop, the vehicle arriving first has the right of way....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By shelbyfv

You may have to move to two bolt SPD to find...

You may have to move to two bolt SPD to find softer shoes. Not the end of the world. I have the A600 pedals and Shimano RTxx "touring" shoes. The soles are actually a little softer than I'd prefer...
09-01-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think it's a good idea to try to correct...

I don't think it's a good idea to try to correct a physical deformity by forcing the feet into an uncomfortable position. Your foot geometry is what it is, you won't correct it short of surgery or...
08-31-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By shelbyfv

A friend carries one of the Koolstops in his...

A friend carries one of the Koolstops in his jersey pocket. He's become known as the "guy with the big tool." Funny because he's a septuagenarian gnome:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 819
Posted By shelbyfv

I think I may have misread the first post. I had...

I think I may have misread the first post. I had in mind OP was trying to decide which of two bikes to buy. Now I see "Generally speaking...." so maybe there aren't two actual bikes and this is...
08-31-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

:lol: And we pay more than any other country for...

:lol: And we pay more than any other country for our medical care....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 819
Posted By shelbyfv

Again, OP needs to specify the two bikes. We're...

Again, OP needs to specify the two bikes. We're sort of assuming 11 speed DuraAce Di2 and fancy carbon wheels but a seller could describe anything as "top end."
08-31-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think Cannondale's lawyers would let them...

I don't think Cannondale's lawyers would let them continue to supply a part with a known "defect." If a replacement is available directly from Cannondale I think you could count on it having been...
08-31-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

OMG, what a nightmare. No excuse for them...

OMG, what a nightmare. No excuse for them letting you come to before the time was up. Scary.
08-31-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By shelbyfv

Good to know. Pretty sure that's what I had. It...

Good to know. Pretty sure that's what I had. It was given to me and I passed it along to someone else. Now that I think about it, it did sort of slide the bead on as opposed to actually "jacking"...
08-31-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By shelbyfv

I wish they'd get the antibodies business sorted...

I wish they'd get the antibodies business sorted out. I was pretty sick in March but no testing available here at the time. If I had lingering after effects it might explain why I haven't been able...
08-31-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

That has to have been terrifying. If I was a...

That has to have been terrifying. If I was a youngster I'd probably feel differently but I told my wife "no ventilator" if I catch it. Seems as if the chances of full recovery are slim for old folks.
08-31-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know that they even get that far. They...

I don't know that they even get that far. They seem convinced they and theirs aren't gonna catch it. They talk of boycotting Walmart and the Dollar store because they might have to wear a...
08-31-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By shelbyfv

Sometimes I borrow my wife's Facebook account to...

Sometimes I borrow my wife's Facebook account to look at the local page for our small town. The guy that works in the 7-11, the hairdresser and the real estate agent have all become epidemiologists,...
08-31-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By shelbyfv

Can you post links for the two Koolstops? The...

Can you post links for the two Koolstops? The only one I've seen has a short handle. I had a very nice Park Tool jack once. Was too big to carry on the bike but worked great. I don't think they...
08-31-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By shelbyfv

[QUOTE=BarryVee;21669793] The 8000 is a tiny bit...

[QUOTE=BarryVee;21669793] The 8000 is a tiny bit thinner than the 6800, enough my knees asked to lower the saddle a touch....QUOTE] This is good to know and might make a difference.:thumb:
08-31-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By shelbyfv

No. The things will catch your shoes and you...

No. The things will catch your shoes and you will fall. Stick with flat pedals until you are ready for clipless pedals. If that time comes, you'll know it.:thumb:
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