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Forum: Northeast
09-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By zacster

That's the first one that came to mind for me as...

That's the first one that came to mind for me as well. There's also Toga on West End Ave and 64th.
09-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By zacster

The first time I had a torn meniscus I got a...

The first time I had a torn meniscus I got a cortisone shot and it was so effective I almost cancelled the surgery. The orthopedist guaranteed that the pain would return in time. I have recently...
09-22-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By zacster

A 5 speed freewheel? That's 120 spacing, not...

A 5 speed freewheel? That's 120 spacing, not even 126. Has this frame been spread?

And what worked on the Cross Check is irrelevant here. Some combos are just not meant to be. I know I've...
09-20-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By zacster

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner...

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner store. It is just so much more comfortable. This reminds me I need to go through my collection and toss some of them. They are all getting stretched out.
09-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By zacster

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. ...

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. They are more likely to understand what you want. If nothing else, get a second opinion from one. I'm currently recovering from meniscus tear...
09-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By zacster

FWIW I put an 11sp 105 crank onto a bike that was...

FWIW I put an 11sp 105 crank onto a bike that was otherwise 105 9sp and used a 10sp chain with it. I also put an 11sp 105 FD on it because the new frame had a braze on but the old frame was clamp...
09-15-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By zacster

I used my TM-1 only to get the spokes within...

I used my TM-1 only to get the spokes within reasonable range and roundness. Once there I'd true the wheel without it and check again. If that last check was still reasonable I'd let it be. If I...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,666
Posted By zacster

I won't miss the hairpin turn on the current...

I won't miss the hairpin turn on the current entrance to the GWB. It's great that they built the ramps on the north side but building a better ramp on the south side should've been done years ago ...
09-10-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By zacster

Backwards or upside down? I think the triangular...

Backwards or upside down? I think the triangular shape mount would make it impossible to mount backwards with the toe facing back. My first thought was upside down.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By zacster

That looks just like NYC for commuting!

That looks just like NYC for commuting!
09-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By zacster

I would stick with that then. In fact, I did! ...

I would stick with that then. In fact, I did! When I did the shims for my trainer it was only because there was no choice. 34/29 is plenty low for me.
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,548
Posted By zacster

As it turns out I never needed another saddle or...

As it turns out I never needed another saddle or any other bike related product this summer. Not long after this thread something popped in my knee. It was a torn meniscus, and a big tear at that,...
09-04-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By zacster

It seems to be working for me again.

It seems to be working for me again.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By zacster

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two...

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two newer models. All work well. One is on my road bike, one on my commuter, and the third was to replace the older one but realized I just didn't need...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By zacster

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made...

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made for a certain pressure and anything less just feels squishy to me, not more comfortable. When I've gotten flats out on the road I'm always looking for...
08-29-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By zacster

Infinite scroll not working

I can't seem to get infinite scroll to work today on Firefox on an iMac. It had been previously working without any issues for years. It wouldn't be that big a deal but I don't seem to be getting...
08-25-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By zacster

And how does it shift now?

And how does it shift now?
Forum: Northeast
08-21-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 120,166
Posted By zacster

Hey Tom, you're still around! Anyway, I...

Hey Tom, you're still around! Anyway, I completely stopped using Citibike about 3-4 years ago when I found that I was riding my own bike to and from work on a more regular basis, and then I retired....
08-18-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,152
Posted By zacster

And I was right that when 11sp did come out it...

And I was right that when 11sp did come out it would be cross-compatible because of the lack of space to do it differently from each other.

I see these old threads come up in my subscriptions or...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,798
Posted By zacster

I bought one online for a good price and it went...

I bought one online for a good price and it went back. There was no way I was subjecting my old butt to that for even a day to break it in.

See my thread here:...
08-17-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By zacster

Was it the original 7sp hubs that wouldn't fit? ...

Was it the original 7sp hubs that wouldn't fit? My hub was a 7sp LX mtb type hub and 10sp would not fit. I ran 9 of 10 though without problem.
08-17-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By zacster

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had...

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had 10sp shifters and 10sp rear derailleur. The solution is simple then. Put a 10sp cassette on the rear. The only issue is that earlier hubs can only...
08-15-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By zacster

Housing and derailleur hanger are the likely...

Housing and derailleur hanger are the likely culprits. I have the hanger alignment tool and it really only takes a few minutes. I've used it on a few bikes where I've helped people out and they are...
08-15-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 752
Posted By zacster

If you want to mix and match you should set those...

If you want to mix and match you should set those shifters to friction. Indexing will never work properly unless you get lucky and find that one specific Shimano product that magically has the...
08-11-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,238
Posted By zacster

The trick is you need an 11sp hub. A 10sp will...

The trick is you need an 11sp hub. A 10sp will run out of room. Also, you can't put too large a cog on a Campy setup. Their 10sp stuff can't handle it.
08-11-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By zacster

OK, thanks all. What you are saying makes sense....

OK, thanks all. What you are saying makes sense.

For the BB, I used the anti-seize only on the threads where the two side go together. I used grease everywhere else. The instructions were...
08-11-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By zacster

Grease vs. Anti-seize

I installed a Praxis PF30 BB onto a frame a few weeks ago and the instructions were very particular about where to use grease vs. where to use anti-seize. I followed the instructions and all is...
08-09-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,152
Posted By zacster

Yes, but the freehub body is 1.8mm wider by...

Yes, but the freehub body is 1.8mm wider by adding 1mm to the width of the hub between the dropouts. They are 131, not 130. And yes, this allows for spacers on a Shimano cassette to be Campy spaced...
08-05-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By zacster

The obvious answer is that front shifting is a...

The obvious answer is that front shifting is a lot more tolerant than rear shifters, especially for doubles. All it needs to do is pull enough cable to get to the limit screw for the large ring with...
08-05-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By zacster

While using the limit screws will help and should...

While using the limit screws will help and should work, new cable and housing would go a long way towards making this easier. There must be so much friction in that old housing that it would barely...
08-05-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,152
Posted By zacster

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is...

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is that a 10sp Shimano hub is too narrow and does not line up if you can manage to put it together. If you do 10sp with spacers on an 11sp hub it works...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By zacster

It would take mine about 15 minutes of riding and...

It would take mine about 15 minutes of riding and then suddenly it would start recording properly. It didn't matter for outside because the rides were long enough, but indoors if I'm only doing a...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,554
Posted By zacster

I've ridden the N/S County trail from Brewster...

I've ridden the N/S County trail from Brewster many times and the traffic always stops for the bikes. The locals all know the trail is there. It is a great ride, and the really nice part is that...
08-01-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By zacster

I used a chain that I wrapped around my hand in a...

I used a chain that I wrapped around my hand in a heavy cloth and the put the tool in the vise. I could then pull on the rim CCW with my hands. Then at the bike coop they were selling excess tools...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By zacster

I was just on eBay out of curiosity if I could...

I was just on eBay out of curiosity if I could find a nice frame for myself since this one rides so nicely, and what I found is that I may have gotten the bargain of the year on the one I have. I...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By zacster

You could probably do better. Those wheels are...

You could probably do better. Those wheels are drilled for schrader valves too, I'd go with presta myself. Almost any 135 rim brake rear wheel will work there, it was the MTB standard for a long...
08-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By zacster

Here's my method using my diagram in my post...

Here's my method using my diagram in my post above:

1. Put one side of tire completely on rim. With folding tires this will hold its shape.
2. Put tube in hole.
3. Inflate tube just enough...
08-01-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By zacster

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/ca...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/cassette-removal-and-installation

Everything you need to know. All of their videos are very thorough.
07-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By zacster

I posted this once or twice before in tips and...

I posted this once or twice before in tips and tricks:

In the diagram the blue is the tire bead, the green is the outer rim, the red is the bead seat and the black is the center channel of the...
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By zacster

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with...

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with Chorus 10. Sizing keeps changing over the years. But now that you say it, I'll have to check as I've owned it that long and haven't really thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 644,604
Posted By zacster

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum...

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum bikes, to Klein's chagrin of course. When they moved away from that it just didn't seem right, they were now just another bike company. That said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 644,604
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3834_026363cfa95073f15bda2dddadbb724b51b41900.jpg...
07-29-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By zacster

Skip the Shiftmate. Put additional .2mm spacers...

Skip the Shiftmate. Put additional .2mm spacers between all the cogs that will take them. You will need an Ultegra cassette to do this because anything else has too many joined cogs. Also, you...
07-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/90e01ec6_cb80_4b1b_a501_fbeef411b644_67f4ebc41eb2e063b53826dcb7dedd4daff467fa.jpeg
The new Cannondale build
Looks pretty good and...
07-27-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By zacster

My current setup is 50/34 Chorus in front and...

My current setup is 50/34 Chorus in front and 13-29 Chorus 10 in back with a short cage and for NYC that is fine, even for taking trips out of the city. The 34/29 combo is low enough. That said,...
07-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By zacster

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix...

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix EVO out for a second ride, this time a little longer at 20 miles or so. It is a 48cm frame, but a women's one too so a shorter top tube. But it actually...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By zacster

This thread is 10 years old. Things have changed.

This thread is 10 years old. Things have changed.
07-24-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 418,359
Posted By zacster

Try using plumber's teflon tape. It should work...

Try using plumber's teflon tape. It should work better even. But that begs the question, why not just replace the core. They don't cost much at all. I bought a box of 10 for $10, including the...
07-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,341
Posted By zacster

While I understand you just want to do this and...

While I understand you just want to do this and can afford it I assume, it does seem like a lot of money just to get disc brakes and wireless shifting. Even if you sell the other one, you'll be...
07-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,011
Posted By zacster

I had the opportunity to test this out just the...

I had the opportunity to test this out just the other day. I built up a 48 frame for my daughter, while I ride a 51. When I took her new bike out for a shake out ride I was perfectly comfortable on...
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