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05-26-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By nomadmax

The top cap is there to provide headset bearing...

The top cap is there to provide headset bearing preload. It can't do that if the top cap makes contact with the top of the steerer tube or star nut. Read "makes contact" to also include...
05-26-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By nomadmax

Turn the top cap upside down and see if you still...

Turn the top cap upside down and see if you still have trouble setting the headset bearing preload or use taller spacers. I'm betting you're getting interference.
05-24-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By nomadmax

W. T. Grant - Wikipedia...

W. T. Grant - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._T._Grant)
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By nomadmax

All I can say is, I wish I lived closer to you.

All I can say is, I wish I lived closer to you.
05-23-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By nomadmax

I vote both, but......... Make me choose one...

I vote both, but.........

Make me choose one and it's the Hampsten ridden Merckx every time.
05-23-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 645
Posted By nomadmax

I'm only 63 and I know enough that you NEVER p*ss...

I'm only 63 and I know enough that you NEVER p*ss away riding time doing chores or shopping. EVER.
05-14-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By nomadmax

You made my day!

You made my day!
05-12-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By nomadmax

I seem to remember that the guy behind Torelli...

I seem to remember that the guy behind Torelli changed his name for one reason or another.
05-02-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,382
Posted By nomadmax

To answer the original (and old question), no,...

To answer the original (and old question), no, tubeless tires are not worth it to me.
05-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 989
Posted By nomadmax

If you get a ticket for a bike rack obscuring...

If you get a ticket for a bike rack obscuring your license plate, it isn't the bike rack, it's YOU. if you don't get that, it will always be you.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,076
Posted By nomadmax

Thankfully, my memory is such that I'm unable to...

Thankfully, my memory is such that I'm unable to hold onto things that happened 30 years ago. I'll buy groceries from the devil himself if it saves me money and time.
05-02-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,088
Posted By nomadmax

Get some other kind of pedal/cleat/shoe system...

Get some other kind of pedal/cleat/shoe system and be done with it. Probably Shimano SPD (the metal kind). However little you think you're walking in those shoes, it's too much. Case closed, it's...
05-02-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 974
Posted By nomadmax

No different than "I've smoked crack for 30 years...

No different than "I've smoked crack for 30 years and nothing bad has ever happened, so crack must be good for you".
05-02-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 974
Posted By nomadmax

The internet is like being in a room with two...

The internet is like being in a room with two people. One is the smartest person in world and the other is an idiot who has no idea what they're talking about; using the idiot's answer could...
05-01-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By nomadmax

I choose bikes on fit, then condition. However,...

I choose bikes on fit, then condition. However, those two things being equal among my choices, Merckx every time.
04-30-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By nomadmax

I'll see your pedal driven prop bike and raise...

I'll see your pedal driven prop bike and raise you an ultra-light aircraft engine, with a coaster brake. A friend of mine built it out of an imported Schwinn and I got the chance to ride it. It was...
04-30-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,749
Posted By nomadmax

Buy a used boat.

Buy a used boat.
04-11-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By nomadmax

What era of bikes/parts will be there at the swap?

What era of bikes/parts will be there at the swap?
04-06-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,628
Posted By nomadmax

The internet is the new CB radio.

The internet is the new CB radio.
04-03-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By nomadmax

Yours are three pivot. Good luck with the sale. ...

Yours are three pivot. Good luck with the sale. Bump to the top.

These are 5 pivot
...
04-03-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By nomadmax

How many pivots on the Deltas?

How many pivots on the Deltas?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,850
Posted By nomadmax

No

No
03-25-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By nomadmax

Probably not. Spreading the rear triangle...

Probably not.

Spreading the rear triangle and not properly aligning the dropout faces with each other puts the dropouts at risk, usually the drive side. When I say align, I mean with real tools...
03-25-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By nomadmax

I've seen that before. In those cases, it was...

I've seen that before. In those cases, it was from putting a longer OLD axle in frame designed for 120/126mm without cold setting and making sure the dropout faces were parallel to each other. Mind...
03-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By nomadmax

What Is Brake Fade & What Causes It? | Tires Plus...

What Is Brake Fade & What Causes It? | Tires Plus (https://www.tiresplus.com/blog/brakes/what-is-brake-fade/)

Brake fade - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fade)

Or about 100...
03-16-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By nomadmax

I hate to be that guy but........you're wrong....

I hate to be that guy but........you're wrong. Look it up. Steam compresses and will cause a soft or spongy lever or pedal just as I described. It's also the reason why when the fluid cools and the...
03-16-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By nomadmax

Dot 3, 4 & 5.1 brake fluids absorb water. When...

Dot 3, 4 & 5.1 brake fluids absorb water. When overheated, water turns to steam and will allow the lever to go to the bars without any braking effect. Once the fluid cools, steam converts back to...
03-16-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By nomadmax

You missed the point completely. He bought a...

You missed the point completely.

He bought a Chinese bike from a company based in China. Which is completely different than Trek, Specialized or other American based company who sells products...
Forum: Foo
03-16-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By nomadmax

Make surfing the net a pain in my a88 and I'll go...

Make surfing the net a pain in my a88 and I'll go back to books. I grew with up one channel on a B&W tv, and the one channel was contingent upon someone holding the coat hanger antenna.
03-16-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By nomadmax

You bought something from a company in a country...

You bought something from a company in a country that isn't afraid of lawyers in the USA, and it broke. That is to be expected.
03-07-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,407
Posted By nomadmax

I think you're 100% right.

I think you're 100% right.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,635
Posted By nomadmax

I like Greg, a lot. But there just isn't a...

I like Greg, a lot. But there just isn't a bicycle on the planet worth 12K to me. I sincerely wish him well and hope he re-coops the money he lost getting screwed by -7 and Trek. He's a true...
03-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,407
Posted By nomadmax

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But...

Break the law, get caught, take your lumps. But don't cry about it.
03-06-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,023
Posted By nomadmax

Without asking for permission ;)

Without asking for permission ;)
03-01-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,445
Posted By nomadmax

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour)...

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour) wearing a jersey that was gifted to me on the spot, by a friend who's since passed on. I have occasionally encountered people who think I should abide by...
Forum: Foo
03-01-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By nomadmax

I checked out in August 2021 due a blood clot; I...

I checked out in August 2021 due a blood clot; I wasn't revived until I got the hospital (I was receiving CPR on the way, in full arrest when they arrived at my house). I didn't see anything, in...
03-01-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,644
Posted By nomadmax

How long has it been since you glued a tubular on...

How long has it been since you glued a tubular on Mavic GL330 rims? ;) Naw, modern stuff for me except for the frame and fork.
02-28-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,644
Posted By nomadmax

It all depends on which team jersey is clean...

It all depends on which team jersey is clean :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,017
Posted By nomadmax

Let me say what I really meant. Buy anything, or...

Let me say what I really meant. Buy anything, or use the ones you have and get fitter thus winding up with more of an improvement than ANY set of wheels you can buy.

Fitness is one of the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,017
Posted By nomadmax

Campagnolo Zondas (disc or rim) and get fitter.

Campagnolo Zondas (disc or rim) and get fitter.
02-23-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By nomadmax

This is all I'll use. DMR Hinged Clamp |...

This is all I'll use.

DMR Hinged Clamp | Chain Reaction (chainreactioncycles.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By nomadmax

Shimano specifically engineered that feature in...

Shimano specifically engineered that feature in to get you to buy Ultegra or Dura Ace next time you buy a bike or components :roflmao2:
02-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By nomadmax

Possibly because of tread splice.

Possibly because of tread splice.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 08:39 AM
02-22-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By nomadmax

The Turbo R was a slick, the ones I used were...

The Turbo R was a slick, the ones I used were foldable. At the time, they had more dry grip than any clincher I'd ever ridden before

The Turbo S had a herringbone tread, was almost as light and I...
02-22-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By nomadmax

Powder coat is an absolute showstopper for me. ...

Powder coat is an absolute showstopper for me. Especially bad ones.
02-20-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By nomadmax

I'm up for any bell that sounds like a train...

I'm up for any bell that sounds like a train horn. Everybody has ear buds in these days.
02-20-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By nomadmax

I clean my brushes with brake clean. Outside

I clean my brushes with brake clean. Outside
02-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By nomadmax

Return it? Better the devil you know than...

Return it?

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't when it comes to bikes out of a box. Especially now. Who knows when it's replacement will arrive and/or will it arrive gorilla folded...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,030
Posted By nomadmax

Both are nice bikes. Personally I'd give the nod...

Both are nice bikes. Personally I'd give the nod to the Look but in reality, I wouldn't buy either. Both of them have press fit bottom brackets and that's a nonstarter for me.
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