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04-14-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By masi61

Yes, let us know how it goes. Being apprehensive...

Yes, let us know how it goes. Being apprehensive on roads with cars is for sure normal. If you weren’t apprehensive, you might be more at risk of having a crash. Bike handling skills take practice....
04-14-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,253
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: 57
Views: 1,253
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...
04-11-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By masi61

I don’t think KMC quick links are directional...

I don’t think KMC quick links are directional like Wipperman Connex but they may be.
Try reversing your quick link just to see if that could be the culprit?
04-11-21, 02:24 PM
04-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By masi61

Hudz brake hoods and FlightDeck re-setting too often

I’ve fitted “Hudz” replacement brake hoods on my Dura Ace 7800 (2 x 10 gearing) bike with Flight Deck. I like the old FlightDeck system when it works properly. The LCD gear readout is helpful, as is...
04-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By masi61

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As configured here, the sizing is in line with...
04-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By masi61

Cannondale Silk Tour 800 in sorry shape...

So I have had this Cannondale Silk Tour 800 out in the garage awaiting a refurbish for going on 2 years now. It popped up on Craig’s list before COVID-19 and I talked the seller down to $175 I...
04-08-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By masi61

I’m also curious what the stock Cannondale/Maddux...

I’m also curious what the stock Cannondale/Maddux RD 2.0 disc wheelset is, and if it is tubeless ready.

I looked up the Hunt Aero Light Disc wheelset....it appears they weigh 1488 grams for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By masi61

Not sure if Assioma pedal release can do this but...

Not sure if Assioma pedal release can do this but on Shimano SPD-R pedals, you can unclip by not only rotating your foot outward, but also inward. I like to keep my release tension fairly high and I...
04-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,662
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...
03-31-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By masi61

You could always make your own improvised ones by...

You could always make your own improvised ones by mounting your 7400 down tube shift levers onto the “braze-on” mounts on top of a set of Gevenalle Audax aero brake levers. This would be pretty cool.
03-31-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By masi61

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Veritas titanium compact road bike with Ritchey...
03-30-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By masi61

I did a fit experiment on a sloping top tube...

I did a fit experiment on a sloping top tube titanium framed "Veritas" road bike that I purchased a few years back that I knew was 2 sizes too small for me. I was going to sell it to a friend who is...
03-28-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By masi61

That is a nice repaint on that frame. Note that...

That is a nice repaint on that frame. Note that it is 126mm rear spacing so if you intend to get it re-spaced to 130mm you will need to pay the additional fee. It is nice that he makes that service...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,098
Posted By masi61

I have used the Michelin Power All Season in the...

I have used the Michelin Power All Season in the rear and I changed it out after it was pretty squared off at somewhere around 1,800 to 2,000 miles. The front was an old Pro3 Race Service Course that...
03-25-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By masi61

Adapter shims introduce a whole other level of...

Adapter shims introduce a whole other level of imprecision to fitting a seatpost.
Is your shim for a 25.4 to 26.8 specifically? Is it aluminum or Delrin? When it comes to shimming a carbon post,...
03-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,505
Posted By masi61

Aside from the super great fender install,...

Aside from the super great fender install, everything about this ride is, well... freaking awesome!

I’ve got lots of non-fender related questions such as: 1) Is that a Specialties TA triplizer...
03-24-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By masi61

I had a Schwinn delivery bike with one when I was...

I had a Schwinn delivery bike with one when I was a kid and I sold the bike to a school friend who really appreciated the 2 speed hub and also generally took care of the bike as well.

I have a...
03-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By masi61

grall1126 The issue is with your shift lever. It...

grall1126 The issue is with your shift lever. It can’t hold the tension from the derailleur spring. I assume you are running down tube levers in friction mode? If you switch to index mode the detents...
03-24-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

My cycling shoes do have removable insoles. My...

My cycling shoes do have removable insoles. My neuropathy (or whatever it is, call it post-Morton’s Neuroma surgery nerve damage) on the left foot is significant to the point that I need a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By masi61

That’s good they got them to seat. What did they...

That’s good they got them to seat. What did they think the major impediment was?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By masi61

Robert A Didn’t you do a thread on the strange...

Robert A Didn’t you do a thread on the strange cracking of these tires? What is the story here? How many miles are a,ready on these?

Is the reason they won’t mount because of all these tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By masi61

I watched a YouTube video the other day where...

I watched a YouTube video the other day where they sprayed Silicon spray onto the tubeless bead to make it slick. They indicated that this little trick could facilitate a quicker tire mount.

Also,...
03-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
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....
03-18-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By masi61

My understanding of what the OP’S shorter stem is...

My understanding of what the OP’S shorter stem is that it is going to extend horizontally from an uncut threadless steerer with a big stack of spacers. And that the longer stem is angled such that...
03-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By masi61

Since you have a steel steerer, you’re probably...

Since you have a steel steerer, you’re probably alright structurally. The cosmetic result of some of these less than ideal threadless stem set ups is sometimes OK, other times it can look tragically...
03-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By masi61

The 3T Mutant came in a 1” threadless version...

The 3T Mutant came in a 1” threadless version that required no spacer for 25.4mm steer tubes.
03-18-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By masi61

Difference between the stems and why the mechanic...

Difference between the stems and why the mechanic says the horizontal one at the max height (did you say you were using 40mm of spacers?) or the one with more upward rise that can be mounted closer...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
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...
03-16-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

I’ve heard of checking with a ski boot fitter one...

I’ve heard of checking with a ski boot fitter one other time and forgot about this option. For the system in the photo, do you have an idea of how much a pair would be?

My idea of screwing a thin...
03-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By masi61

You say your bike has stock wheels that are...

You say your bike has stock wheels that are tubeless ready. That’s good. What brand of rims are they? Do you know the interior rim width from the outside of the tubeless shelf on each side in...
03-13-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By masi61

Grand Centurium?

I think you mean Gran Criterium.

Also, just a question about the M’s on your fork ends. To me the font looks non-chunky, like maybe your bike is really something like a Marinoni. That heart lug...
03-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By masi61

Turns out I have the Charge 4 which I believe has...

Turns out I have the Charge 4 which I believe has onboard GPS.

Are there any particular weather conditions that might hinder GPS signal transmission.
03-13-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By masi61

I’d say the cars sometimes exceed 60 mph on this...

I’d say the cars sometimes exceed 60 mph on this stretch.
03-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

The red Power Steps metacarpal insoles do help...

The red Power Steps metacarpal insoles do help but they are a little soft and they break down over time too.

I’m looking for something practically built right into the shoe that will be...
03-13-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

wanting to make my own premium metacarpal support insoles

The insoles I want to make I don't believe are made. At least not to the quality level where I need them to be.

You see I have neuropathy of my left foot. The pain from a Morton's Neuroma was...
03-13-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By masi61

After reading this thread, I want a Park Tools...

After reading this thread, I want a Park Tools DAG-3. The price seems reasonable. Now the challenge: How do I get one. I see no on-line sellers who have any in stock and the Park Tools website say...
03-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By masi61

I vote for greasing not only the threads of the...

I vote for greasing not only the threads of the chainring bolt but also the flanges. The application of the grease on the flanges needs to be light though because if applied too heavily the...
03-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By masi61

Arm use and pushing butt back as techniques for adaptation

I am working on my base miles for 2021 and I notice that my core is weak and my butt wants to slide forward on the saddle prompting my to need a reset every so often to get myself anchored rearward...
03-13-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By masi61

. I agree. With this logic you would think...

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I agree. With this logic you would think you could signal them to pass you. In reality, excessive hand signaling to cars (in my experience) is more often than not likely to anger the driver. It...
03-13-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By masi61

GPS and FitBit and Strava

I used to use the Endomondo app as my go-to GPS tracker for my rides. Endomondo has been phased out so I have decided to finally start using Strava. I am using the free version of Strava. The...
03-12-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By masi61

A good shoe repair can often put wooden forms in...

A good shoe repair can often put wooden forms in the area needing stretched. I’m not sure how the synthetic leather stretches though.

I also ride Sidi size 46.5 shoes and the toe box has enough...
03-12-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By masi61

i have the DAG-1 and the DAG-3 looks like a...

i have the DAG-1 and the DAG-3 looks like a significant improvement over the original. In the original, sliding the indicator rod to the full circumference of the rim requires loosening the knob that...
03-12-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By masi61

yeah, I think it has come to this. The odd thing...

yeah, I think it has come to this. The odd thing is, this downhill/bridge crossing is a part of a well established bike club ride that has been going on for decades. So cyclists riding it is sort of...
03-11-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By masi61

Let us know of that helps...

Let us know of that helps...
03-11-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By masi61

In my mind that place is on the flat on the other...

In my mind that place is on the flat on the other side of the bridge.
03-11-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By masi61

A lot of standard yoga poses really strengthen...

A lot of standard yoga poses really strengthen the back. Are you doing any yoga?

I do a fitness class where he has us lay on the gym floor chest down an we do this Superman pose. First we raise...
03-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By masi61

Go for a run... or build a heavyweight bike

My first thought is to forgo the bike idea & just go running. If you’re not adapted for running, try “Indian Style” of alternating brisk walking with periods of running. With increased adaptation,...
03-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
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...
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