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11-27-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 858
Posted By Camilo

Upload some photos to a photo hosting site and...

Upload some photos to a photo hosting site and put a link. And in the mean time, read some threads that might interest you and just make some comments or ask questions that may cross your mind. It's...
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Camilo

Participate in the forum. Believe me, you could...

Participate in the forum. Believe me, you could find enough interesting threads to post a question or comment to get to 10 posts very quickly - today in fact if you are actually motivated to...
11-26-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,128
Posted By Camilo

Like the current carbonfiber debates in the road...

Like the current carbonfiber debates in the road bike section. Holy Rip Van Winkle
11-26-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 442
Posted By Camilo

Start anew at the very beginning: Check the...

Start anew at the very beginning: Check the alignment of the derailleur hanger. Set the limit screws according to the manufacturer's guidelines without the chain and cable. Size and fit the chain...
11-26-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By Camilo

You'd deal with it the same as if you have so...

You'd deal with it the same as if you have so many flats you run out of spare tubes and patches. And the failure of a shift lever is much, much less likely with simple attention to cables. So if you...
11-26-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,128
Posted By Camilo

I'm sorry, I was joking about that. I know you...

I'm sorry, I was joking about that. I know you weren't. I thought the grouchy old man emoji would tell that. My apologies for being way to grouchy about this. I should (OK I will) insert the classic...
11-26-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,128
Posted By Camilo

It's an insignificant skill or hassle for me to...

It's an insignificant skill or hassle for me to do it right. I do it a lot, for many, many years. I have an older bike without the tabs and the difference between the two types of fork dropouts is...
11-25-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 876
Posted By Camilo

I use Oakleys, a version with the word "flak" in...

I use Oakleys, a version with the word "flak" in it, but I can't tell you which one without looking it up. I have progressive lenses, with a few other bells and whistles - polarized, and some sort of...
11-25-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,128
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's soooo annoying to have to...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's soooo annoying to have to loosen the QR 3-4 turns to get that wheel off. I remove the wheels of my road bikes almost every time I use them. It's novver bothered me one iota. I...
11-25-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Camilo

+1 Simply don't cover the indentations on the...

+1 Simply don't cover the indentations on the shifters with the tape.
11-23-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Camilo

I've installed several CF steer tube forks and...

I've installed several CF steer tube forks and just used a fine blade hack saw and cut it square by hand. I put a band of tape around the tube and draw a line around the tube that is square to the...
11-23-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Camilo

I've used Veloplugs for many years on several...

I've used Veloplugs for many years on several different wheels. They work great. I keep a couple in my saddle bag thinking they might come out and get lost during a roadside tube change, but it's...
11-23-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Camilo

Just look up the max sprocket size and max chain...

Just look up the max sprocket size and max chain wrap for your derailleur. That info is readily available.
11-22-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Camilo

I'm not saying the way you did it won't work, but...

I'm not saying the way you did it won't work, but when you use the proper tool (either purpose-built, or home made) you're tapping it into place with the force between the race and a pipe-like tool....
11-22-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Camilo

Why not just use a 11-32 or 11-34 8 speed...

Why not just use a 11-32 or 11-34 8 speed cassettes? Are the jumps in a standard cassette like that not workable for you? You'd need a Shimano 8 or 9 speed rear MTB rear derailleur, but they are...
11-22-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Camilo

When I did my Sram road bike hydraulic...

When I did my Sram road bike hydraulic levers/calipers (AXS group), I'd never done disc or hydraulic before. I followed the online printed and video instructions by Sram and it went very well. I...
11-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Camilo

Just for posterity... More than likely,...

Just for posterity...

More than likely, there's an actual press fit bottom bracket for whatever the bike's shell is (BB386, BB30, PF30, etc) which is made for the actual crank you're intending to...
11-20-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,448
Posted By Camilo

I was lucky that I learned not to pass cars on...

I was lucky that I learned not to pass cars on the right at an intersection. I ran into the side of a car making a legal right turn and it was totally my fault. Luckily I wasn't going too fast so I...
11-20-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Camilo

I'm not sure if I understand how you and/or your...

I'm not sure if I understand how you and/or your friend measured the stems. But I can tell you how my stems measure and how I measured them.

I have two Nitto stems, a 90 and a 100.

When I...
11-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,356
Posted By Camilo

I don't get what the price of the car has to do...

I don't get what the price of the car has to do with anything - in the original article or the OP post. It's irrelevant.
11-19-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Camilo

Just buy two or three balaclavas of various...

Just buy two or three balaclavas of various weights to match the warmth you need. They fit easily under a helmet.
11-19-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Camilo

You may be right. I'm no engineer and certainly...

You may be right. I'm no engineer and certainly am not saying I expect this sort of thing to become viable. But I stand by my comment that it will be interesting to see what the next 10-15 years...
11-19-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Camilo

You can find a perfectly accurate and inexpensive...

You can find a perfectly accurate and inexpensive 1/4" drive beam type torque wrench in the range you need.
11-19-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Camilo

Have you looked at Columbus forks? Last time I...

Have you looked at Columbus forks? Last time I looked, there was a bunch of different versions, and many online sellers. Good quality, not cheap, but commensurate with quality.
11-18-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Camilo

It will be interesting to look at this...

It will be interesting to look at this thread/subject in 10 or 15 years. It doesn't seem so far fetched to me.
11-18-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,762
Posted By Camilo

He rides a steel bike with downtube shifters...

He rides a steel bike with downtube shifters because everything else is just dumb and the result of the influence of Big Bike.
11-15-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,363
Posted By Camilo

And the lack of objective necessity.

And the lack of objective necessity.
11-15-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By Camilo

Did you look at wheel building and wheel supply...

Did you look at wheel building and wheel supply sites like prowheelbuilder.com? Lots of hubs in all price points last time I looked.
11-15-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,648
Posted By Camilo

Give the frame builder a call and see what they...

Give the frame builder a call and see what they have to say about it. I would suggest a pop can shim and some friction paste, but if it's a new frame, I'd ask the builder, they should solve it for...
11-15-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 859
Posted By Camilo

This one is probably as bright as they come. It...

This one is probably as bright as they come. It was the brightest I saw when I looked last summer. It's easy to compare lumens, so find one that you like.

Cygolite Hypershot 350 Bike Taillight |...
11-14-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Camilo

Or an airplane?

Or an airplane?
11-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,154
Posted By Camilo

Titanium being the more natural partner, but you...

Titanium being the more natural partner, but you never know.
11-14-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,800
Posted By Camilo

me too!

me too!
11-14-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,454
Posted By Camilo

Vitriol? Is that a men's hair styling cream?

Vitriol? Is that a men's hair styling cream?
11-14-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Camilo

I can't apologize enough for mentioning water...

I can't apologize enough for mentioning water bottles in #31 and not realizing the danger I'd created in my #36. But I sincerely was trying to discuss thriftiness and tires, not water bottles.

But...
11-14-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Camilo

compare what you've spent in total to what a very...

compare what you've spent in total to what a very small boat or average ATV would cost. And how much you use your bikes compared to the average small boat or ATV user. You'll feel much better.
11-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By Camilo

Boy I wish I was in your neck of the woods! I had...

Boy I wish I was in your neck of the woods! I had a cheaper (Carrera) Windsor in the 70s, also orange (probably not that bright, but who cares!?). It was the one and only complete new bike I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,693
Posted By Camilo

I like my two Sram 10 speed mechanical shift...

I like my two Sram 10 speed mechanical shift bikes, my Campy 8 speed DT bike and my 12 speed Sram AXS Etap bike.They're all fun and all have identical ranges except the AXS bike which is different,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,784
Posted By Camilo

But, he's had two steel forks fail and still...

But, he's had two steel forks fail and still prefers steel to carbon fiber which he has no experience or explained basis for mistrusting. I don't question his right to make the risk assessment for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Camilo

Actually, a tall spacer stack will only be a...

Actually, a tall spacer stack will only be a problem if the compression plug is not long enough With 50+mm plugs available, it can probably be worked around. People ;just need to look for them if...
11-13-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,454
Posted By Camilo

It's never worth it trying to be right in an...

It's never worth it trying to be right in an online discussion.
11-12-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, I know that many plastic containers are...

Yeah, I know that many plastic containers are recyclable. We send all the kinds that are allowed to the recycling center. But I still feel I'd just rather avoid them as much as possible. A little...
11-12-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Camilo

Lots of objective info on tires here: Bicycle...

Lots of objective info on tires here:
Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/)

It's got a cool way to compare tires.

Lots of tires have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,693
Posted By Camilo

I get it. A true classic and vintage bike is a...

I get it. A true classic and vintage bike is a different goal than just wanting a bike to ride and race on with DT shifters. It certainly is possible to get the same gearing and braking with DT...
11-12-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Camilo

That is indeed slick. I don't think you could buy...

That is indeed slick. I don't think you could buy two fork mounts and a piece of 2X6 for that.

As for thru-axle adapters. As you probably know, they are available. The problem is that the ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,693
Posted By Camilo

I don't know about 11 speed friction from any...

I don't know about 11 speed friction from any personal experience But I did try friction DT shifting with a 9 speed cassette a few years ago. I "grew up" and rode through the 70s, 80s and part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,693
Posted By Camilo

Hmm. My only DT shift bike currently has an 8...

Hmm. My only DT shift bike currently has an 8 speed cassette with 50-34 in front and 11-28 in back. I'm no hero, but I can ride pretty good hills with it. I have the exact same gearing on my two...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,773
Posted By Camilo

Also requires a fairly quiet environment....

Also requires a fairly quiet environment. Unfortunately for me, almost all of my MUP riding is alongside expressways or busy through streets so the bell can't be heard. Otherwise i ride on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,771
Posted By Camilo

Having several bikes with neither and one bike...

Having several bikes with neither and one bike with both, I'll agree. Except the electrical part (Sram AXS Etap) is super easy, while the plumbing is an occasional PITA. Neither are essential.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,771
Posted By Camilo

I need to repeat the advice already given: buy...

I need to repeat the advice already given: buy the bike you like most -looks, color, comfort, whatever. You will ride it more, be fitter and faster. Comfort = speed too for the enthusiast. Also...
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