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09-18-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By Dave Mayer

Old Shimano road (10 speed and earlier) was 1.67....

Old Shimano road (10 speed and earlier) was 1.67.

Exception: Tiagra 10 speed has the same actuation ratio as 11-speed . Which is not 1.4 as indicated by some on this Forum. I measured: it is...
09-18-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have this exact same Superbe Pro hub - but a...

I have this exact same Superbe Pro hub - but a front. I use it a lot, and have for years. Super smooth. Every few years I unwind the locknut that holds the outer dustcap, and crack the little rubber...
09-17-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Dave Mayer

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No, it is not labeled on the blade - look higher up on the plastic...
09-16-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Dave Mayer

I checked my stash of Daytona shifters. Here is...

I checked my stash of Daytona shifters. Here is something helpful: if the big white lettering on the right-hand shifter says: '9-speed', then it is a 9-speed. If it says: '10-speed', then it is a...
09-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Dave Mayer

I just finished the overhaul of a pair of Daytona...

I just finished the overhaul of a pair of Daytona shifters. I have done this for dozens of Campy Ergopower shifters, from 8 to 11 speeds. As long as you have the parts, these shifters have an...
09-14-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have a smaller-size '86 Montello hanging up...

I have a smaller-size '86 Montello hanging up somewhere. SL (not SLX) tubing.
09-14-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Dave Mayer

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, keep in...

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, keep in mind that you are within a few weeks of the period of lowest bike resale value. Bike prices in my 'hood are about 50% lower in November relative to...
09-14-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Dave Mayer

This chain measuring approach ensures that the...

This chain measuring approach ensures that the chain is not too long. It does not ensure that the chain is too short, a far more critical criterion.

So on the stand, shift into your big ring....
09-14-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Dave Mayer

I've successfully serviced dozens of rear...

I've successfully serviced dozens of rear derailleurs - down to the springs. I rebuilt a couple of wonky Campagnolo 10-speed era units this month.

Most likely the need for rebuilding is due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,559
Posted By Dave Mayer

OK... Then transplant a cage assembly from the...

OK... Then transplant a cage assembly from the 9-speed XTR (only) derailleur over to the Dura-Ace derailleur body.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,559
Posted By Dave Mayer

Get a XTR 9-speed rear derailleur. The 9-speed...

Get a XTR 9-speed rear derailleur. The 9-speed versions can be had for much less than $100. I've seen a few pass through our local bike Co-op - donated.

The XTR units are made to the same level of...
09-10-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By Dave Mayer

That's a shame to wreck a decent rim. I prefer...

That's a shame to wreck a decent rim. I prefer the alternative approach...
...
09-06-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By Dave Mayer

Centaur requires a 111mm symmetrical Campy BB....

Centaur requires a 111mm symmetrical Campy BB. These will set you back about $50 on Fleabay.

Record and Chorus require a 102mm symmetrical BB.

I'm surprised your new crankset, when fitted with...
09-02-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 841
Posted By Dave Mayer

Indeed they are tough. And, when they are worn,...

Indeed they are tough. And, when they are worn, unlike Hyperglide cogs, you can flip them over to double their life.

At the bike Co-Op I volunteer at, we always have a multi-pound supply of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

Today I'm riding a bike with Shimano 600 STI...

Today I'm riding a bike with Shimano 600 STI 8-speed. The shifting is flawless, better than any of the 11-speed systems I own.

Took 5 minutes to assemble a new 8-speed cassette from loose cogs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

What? That the disc brake guys have unlimited...

What? That the disc brake guys have unlimited funds? They need to crawl to their shop with Gold Card in hand every time they need brake work?

Yep, that's what it's come down to. My early-adopter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

I've been putting on some miles with a local...

I've been putting on some miles with a local seniors cycling club. Average age: About 60. The 'A' rides are generally long and fast, as this crowd rides 300 plus days per year. Depths of the...
08-31-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Dave Mayer

This. Cost is less than $50 delivered to your...

This. Cost is less than $50 delivered to your door to replace all of the high-wear cogs with cheap steel Veloce. You reuse your bling lightweight titanium cogs.

Mail-ordering this from the UK...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

Well, you shouldn't be fine with the bike...

Well, you shouldn't be fine with the bike industry limiting your choices and forcing you to be locked to your shop for expensive yearly maintenance (hydraulic discs).

For riding in relatively...
08-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Dave Mayer

So I assume the O.P. Is looking for a freewheel...

So I assume the O.P. Is looking for a freewheel hub with cartridge bearings. Mavic immediately come to mind; I have several pounds of these NOS - somewhere. Plus more than a few Suntour Superbe...
08-29-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Dave Mayer

Dura-Ace freewheel cogs? Uniglide cogs from...

Dura-Ace freewheel cogs? Uniglide cogs from lesser Shimano freewheels such as 600 and Sante - or even lower fit.

Or you can make your own cogs by disassembling a recent HG22 or 37 Hyperglide...
08-27-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dave Mayer

Agree; I have and enjoy a Windows 10 phone, but...

Agree; I have and enjoy a Windows 10 phone, but Microsoft advises me that support and upgrades for Windows Mobile will cease before the end of the year. Whatever that means...

Does that mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

Disc-equipped bikes are also theft magnets in my...

Disc-equipped bikes are also theft magnets in my 'hood. Leave a carbon Colnago next to a disc Huffy, and the Hufster will get pinched every time.

Mind you, for their personal rides, the addict...
08-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,171
Posted By Dave Mayer

I recently picked up a road bike with a triple....

I recently picked up a road bike with a triple. Using a compact double crankset on the flats, I was constantly cycling between the big and little rings.

Now on the triple, I spend 90% of my time...
08-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,171
Posted By Dave Mayer

More to think on... in terms of improved...

More to think on... in terms of improved functionality of new bike stuff versus your old bike.. I've personally lived through every bike development sine the 70s.

You do want brifters: they are a...
08-22-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,171
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have direct knowledge of several folks who...

I have direct knowledge of several folks who bought bikes off of Bikes Direct. All good experiences and great value.

I also volunteer as a mechanic at a big-city high volume bike Co-op, and so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

A critical comment in this video may have been...

A critical comment in this video may have been missed as it passed by so quickly. The video was obviously made by an elite-level cyclist (racing for money) whose needs are pure performance.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,472
Posted By Dave Mayer

A really intelligent and well informed...

A really intelligent and well informed perspective on disc brakes for road bikes. And gutsy too: if he hopes to get a bike sponsorship for next season, he'd better get on the manufacturer bandwagon....
08-19-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Dave Mayer

Amen: this is why I never buy cartridge bearing...

Amen: this is why I never buy cartridge bearing hubsets. Yesterday at the bike Co-op we restored a bunch of 40 year-old absurdly neglected cup and cone hubs with a few pennies worth of ball bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Dave Mayer

Yeah: I've run across a few of these, both tires...

Yeah: I've run across a few of these, both tires and 26" tubular rims. These would date from as early as the late 80s, when MTB racing actually became important ($$ involved).

You can buy 29 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,870
Posted By Dave Mayer

Thanks for completely changing my mind....

Thanks for completely changing my mind. Invaluable quantitative evidence and real-world experience all in one brief issuance.

One more point: due to the UCI weight limit, top-end bikes are being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,870
Posted By Dave Mayer

I did close to 10 hours of hard pack riding last...

I did close to 10 hours of hard pack riding last week. I was in over my head with this crowd, so I spent almost all of the time sheltered from the wind. Wheel sucking- I know, sorry.

So out of 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,103
Posted By Dave Mayer

Umm, given unlimited resources and options,...

Umm, given unlimited resources and options, nobody rides on clinchers. They are distant second best to tubulars in terms of weight, safety (in a sudden blowout), impact resistance and ride quality. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,103
Posted By Dave Mayer

So I'm traveling last week and happen to come...

So I'm traveling last week and happen to come across a high-end race oriented bike shop. Decide to visit for a few minutes to check out the latest $10k and up bike bling.

Damn: the top-end bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By Dave Mayer

I always pick Campagnolo. Superior shifting and...

I always pick Campagnolo. Superior shifting and ergonomics.

Finally, don't go tubeless. Same heavy, fragile rims as regular clinchers. Pain to set up.

My group ride was held up yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By Dave Mayer

Axis 2.0 wheels: yes I had these on a 2016 Allez...

Axis 2.0 wheels: yes I had these on a 2016 Allez I used and then sold. I really punished these wheels, but they were totally solid. However, heavy wheelset.

Anyway, if it was me, I would find a...
08-02-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Dave Mayer

Lessee: Campy 10-speed spacing averages out to...

Lessee: Campy 10-speed spacing averages out to 4.12mm cog to cog. Shimano is 3.95mm. So mixing the two should produce decent shifting for most of the cassette, except at the ends of the cassette.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,506
Posted By Dave Mayer

Rims? Using Fast Forward, Vision, and (good)...

Rims? Using Fast Forward, Vision, and (good) Chinese carbon custom builds. Blue Reynolds and Swiss Stop pads have worked well.

If you want the big performance gain that comes with lower rotating...
08-02-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,167
Posted By Dave Mayer

Fear, like all human emotions, is a useful...

Fear, like all human emotions, is a useful evolutionary adaptation to help us replicate as much DNA as possible.

Fear is good. When I go out on a ride I assume the mindset of hunted prey with zero...
07-28-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By Dave Mayer

False brinelling: Classic death mode for road...

False brinelling: Classic death mode for road headsets.

Take apart the headset to the point where you can get to the ball bearing retainers. Say for the sake of explanation that these hold 20...
07-26-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By Dave Mayer

I once left a filthy greasy cogset and chain in a...

I once left a filthy greasy cogset and chain in a jar of mineral spirits for 6 months. Just forgot about it. All the metal parts, alu and steel were in perfect condition. But just cleaner. No...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,821
Posted By Dave Mayer

Motivational? A mother grizzly bear and two cubs...

Motivational? A mother grizzly bear and two cubs waiting alongside the road on my evening commute. Getting around them would have involved a 45 minute detour. I swung over to the opposite side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 27,313
Posted By Dave Mayer

Huh? They're not. The pro circuit visited my...

Huh? They're not. The pro circuit visited my 'burg a couple of weeks ago, and I got to watch 6 pro races, men's and women's. I didn't see a single pro riding a 1 x system. I'm also watching...
07-19-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,927
Posted By Dave Mayer

I volunteer several times a week at a high-volume...

I volunteer several times a week at a high-volume Big-city bike Co-op. We get lots of academic institutions and building managers, and even commercial bike shops wanting us to pick up lots of...
07-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By Dave Mayer

Oh, the drama. Most of my bikes use square taper...

Oh, the drama. Most of my bikes use square taper cup and cone. I ride in all conditions year round in the rainy Pac NW.

Unless someone is regularly submerging their bikes in salt water for some...
07-16-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Dave Mayer

7-speed Dura-Ace cassette system.... this topic...

7-speed Dura-Ace cassette system.... this topic has been thoroughly hashed. Run away.

All kinds of incompatibility issues. Impossible to find parts. Tiny gear range.
07-14-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Dave Mayer

Dura-Ace 740X hubs are about the easiest to...

Dura-Ace 740X hubs are about the easiest to service of any I've come across. You rotate the little plastic covers until the mark indicates: OPEN. Then you take your grease injector and squirt until...
07-13-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Dave Mayer

Nope. Only Shimano 740X series freehubs fit on...

Nope. Only Shimano 740X series freehubs fit on these hubs. Completely incompatible design. You also need a special tool to remove these special freehubs, unless your plan is destructive removal...
07-13-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Dave Mayer

Rare hub. The 7403 will accept a 8, 9 or 10 speed...

Rare hub. The 7403 will accept a 8, 9 or 10 speed Shimano or SRAM cassette, as long as the cassette doesn't start with an 11-tooth cog.

If you have the rarer Uniglide-only 7402 hub, then good luck...
07-12-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,765
Posted By Dave Mayer

I was riding my lovely 979 yesterday; the frame...

I was riding my lovely 979 yesterday; the frame is a great foundation for a weight-weenie C&V bike. Diminishing returns: I was thinking about the alu (yes alu) expander bolt on the Cinelli stem. It...
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