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09-05-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Camilo

gtc-1 ?

gtc-1 ?
09-04-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 852
Posted By Camilo

What are those pictures trying to show re: your...

What are those pictures trying to show re: your problem?
09-04-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Camilo

I have campy 8 speed. I have Syncro DT shifters,...

I have campy 8 speed. I have Syncro DT shifters, not Ergo, but I believe technically it would be the same.

I bought two Miche 8 speed cassettes and combined the sprockets to make an 11-28 range...
09-04-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By Camilo

I have both muscle/ligament pain on the inside of...

I have both muscle/ligament pain on the inside of my right elbow, and pretty signiicant arthritic pain caused by old radial head breaks on the outside of both elbows, but especially the right. Some...
09-04-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,081
Posted By Camilo

Yes, wearing a helmet and wearing it properly (if...

Yes, wearing a helmet and wearing it properly (if any of the dozens of rides I've done with him is any indication). I don't know if the cause of death was head, high neck or both. He's also a bike...
09-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 852
Posted By Camilo

I agree with bikes with horizontal drop outs, an...

I agree with bikes with horizontal drop outs, an internal cam QR, clamped very tight is essential. An external cam QR just won't cut it (in my experience).

But a modern bike with vertical drop...
09-04-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,081
Posted By Camilo

I have no idea if this crack will result in some...

I have no idea if this crack will result in some sort of catastrophic failure, but I'd be very wary. If the front end fails - for instance if the head tube splits causing the fork to let loose or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,435
Posted By Camilo

You should try perfecting that with immersive...

You should try perfecting that with immersive waxing as touted in another thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,581
Posted By Camilo

a good reason to refrain from posting an answer...

a good reason to refrain from posting an answer to any post with more than 5 responses. It's tough for me, but is almost always the right decision.
09-03-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Camilo

If you're not good at or comfortable with wheel...

If you're not good at or comfortable with wheel truing, simply bring it to a reputable shop and have them give you an opinion. Seriously, getting a wheel trued is cheap and quick by a shop.

I ran...
09-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By Camilo

Same here. None of this would cause me a second...

Same here. None of this would cause me a second thought. But that's me. I accept minor imperfection and don't even think about it.

FWIW, I've had nothing but excellent before and after sale...
09-03-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Camilo

Or Sram 8, 9 10 speed cassettes. What...

Or Sram 8, 9 10 speed cassettes.



What bolts???? Please explain what bolts you're talking about. It makes no sense to me



I wonder if the calipers and crank would be compatible with 9 or...
09-03-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Camilo

Chain ring bolts Pedal spindles shoe/pedal...

Chain ring bolts
Pedal spindles
shoe/pedal interface
Cleat bolts
Seat post
Seat rails
quick releases

Check all of those things and report back. Without some control elimination and checking...
09-03-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,081
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, buyer beware to a certain extent. But a...

Yeah, buyer beware to a certain extent. But a major flaw like that should be disclosed. To not do it is consciously dishonest, imho.

I'd contact Lynskey - you should have done this already. Why...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,038
Posted By Camilo

It should be a FAQ with the answer, yes, use...

It should be a FAQ with the answer, yes, use lube. Period.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,038
Posted By Camilo

To summarize:

To summarize:
09-01-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 836
Posted By Camilo

Bikes I had: 1961: Some sort of red and white...

Bikes I had:
1961: Some sort of red and white bike with silver fenders
1965: Some sort of red and white bike with silver fenders, Bendex 2 speed rear hub and a push button bell in the "tank"
1972:...
09-01-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,317
Posted By Camilo

A couple of horses and a goat.

A couple of horses and a goat.
09-01-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Camilo

I used blue locktite on my one and only Italian...

I used blue locktite on my one and only Italian bottom bracket. It works. Theoretically not needed with proper torquing, but the first time I installed it, it worked loose and I didn't want to mess...
09-01-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 682
Posted By Camilo

OP, check the wheel dish. Shop=5 minutes and a...

OP, check the wheel dish. Shop=5 minutes and a couple of $, if any.

If you're at all handy, make yourself a dishing tool. I did that and it worked fine. I subsequently got a real dishing tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,581
Posted By Camilo

I've tried immersive waxing, but it burned like...

I've tried immersive waxing, but it burned like hell, especially the sensitive parts. And it's not just the heat, it's tearing it off after it hardens that really hurts. But it's worth it when i ride...
08-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,105
Posted By Camilo

pure white is also very good, based on what I see...

pure white is also very good, based on what I see when I'm coming up to cyclists on rural highways. I personally don't think the ultra-bright yellow or orange are any better for seeing a cyclist at a...
08-30-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,639
Posted By Camilo

Anything I buy is not a waste and totally worth...

Anything I buy is not a waste and totally worth it. Prove me wrong.
08-29-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Camilo

Why does anyone think that the pressed in Shimano...

Why does anyone think that the pressed in Shimano method was better than a quick link? Much, much greater chance of doing it improperly, imho.
08-29-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By Camilo

When I was a kid, we used to break chains with a...

When I was a kid, we used to break chains with a hammer, nail set (punch, whatever you call it) and a large nut (as in one that threads to a bolt). Place pin over nut and knock it rhrough with the...
08-26-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By Camilo

If all you're looking for is an easier way to...

If all you're looking for is an easier way to apply a bike patch sized amount of the glue, get some "acid brushes". They're small, cheap, reusable, but disposible if/when they're messed up available...
08-26-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for the replies I was hoping to avoid...

Thanks for the replies

I was hoping to avoid dealing with a sticky piston, but that could very well be the problem. I have tried using a feeler on one side but didn't have luck with that. I...
08-26-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Camilo

Search is a wonderful thing. I don't mean to but...

Search is a wonderful thing. I don't mean to but am probably a jerk for pointing this out, but this quiestion has been asked several times per year since it first became a question in the era of 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,367
Posted By Camilo

I've developed a policy based on the fact that...

I've developed a policy based on the fact that arguments about online arcanum, minutia, etc. are worthless, irrelevant and silly. My policy is one response to a disagreement and then ignore. Oh...
08-19-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By Camilo

As a replacement for the Ramblers (I have a pair...

As a replacement for the Ramblers (I have a pair and like them), take a look at the Continental Terra Speed, they come in 35 and 40mm X 700c and also in 650B. I put a set on my wife's gravel bike and...
08-19-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By Camilo

I do the same but I don't put it in a bag. I...

I do the same but I don't put it in a bag. I tried a phone mount for navigation for a while when I was in a strange city and found it far, far to distracting without any advantages.
08-17-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By Camilo

The "best" grease is not not greased.

The "best" grease is not not greased.
08-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Camilo

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly...

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly obvious, I tend to just start from scratch: disconnect the cable from the FD and go through the entire FD installation and adjustment procedure step by...
08-17-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Camilo

I'll try to see that, but when the lever is...

I'll try to see that, but when the lever is squeezed, both pads are tight against the rotor, so I don't think I could see if they shifted when the bolts are tightened. But I'll look closely next time...
08-17-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Camilo

disc caliper mounting/adjustment problem

I'm new into disc brakes having added two bikes with them into the household about a year and a half ago. So four calipers.

Three of the four calipers are dead simple to center if they ever need...
08-16-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Camilo

Um, it was suggested you post your question to...

Um, it was suggested you post your question to the proper forum instead of continuing it here. That was a very helpful suggestion, you'll get much better responses and info there.
08-16-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,888
Posted By Camilo

Re the police report and the implication that it...

Re the police report and the implication that it was indeed stolen. You said you're not a home owner, but do you have renter's insurance? Regardless, very sorry about the whole situation. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,796
Posted By Camilo

I quit with any kind of "gummy" block stuff. I...

I quit with any kind of "gummy" block stuff. I have too much dental work, much of it aging, and have no desire to pull out a filling or a crown with those sticky things. I can't think of anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Camilo

So you posted the question without even trying to...

So you posted the question without even trying to fix it by trying to put it on better? Asking people who have absolutely no idea what the issue looks like or what you might have done or not done?...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Camilo

Weight comparisons generally are for a bare bones...

Weight comparisons generally are for a bare bones bike without any accessories and no pedals. (FWIW, wheel weights are similarly measured - no rim tape or skewers).

Weigh your bike that way and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By Camilo

Oh yes every place that sells 700c tires will...

Oh yes every place that sells 700c tires will have a wide variety of widths if you look.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By Camilo

Why is the best pressure calculator at zipp? ...

Why is the best pressure calculator at zipp? I've used a lot of different ones and of course they give different recommendations but kind of home in on a recommendation within 5 PSI. What factors...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By Camilo

All this give and take and anecdotal evidence is...

All this give and take and anecdotal evidence is absolutely worthless without knowing the weight of the rider. Better yet, also the weight of the bicycle and whatever load it's carrying. A 140 pound...
08-14-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Camilo

I've posted this a few times over the years. If...

I've posted this a few times over the years. If you have a local shop that does custom decals for private and commercial vehicles, they can make whatever decals you want in whatever background color...
08-13-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By Camilo

Funny, I graduated college about three years...

Funny, I graduated college about three years before I went back to get my nursing degree. At ~24 years old, we thought we were "old", grizzled, experienced. Compared to the 18 year old HS grads in...
08-13-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Camilo

I wonder if we're getting into the confusion of...

I wonder if we're getting into the confusion of folks who think that "38C" is actually a tire size? And they're comparing a 700CX38mm tire to, maybe, a 650BX38mm tire? Thus thinking that writing 38C...
08-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Camilo

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know...

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know everything and nobody will be offended if it happens to be less than vintage. And that benchmark is very fluid.
08-13-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By Camilo

For the removing and replacing a cassette, with a...

For the removing and replacing a cassette, with a couple of inexpensive tools, it's one of the most basic and easiest DIY and really only takes a few minutes. Then maybe a tweak on the rear...
08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,557
Posted By Camilo

There might be a third option for perception...

There might be a third option for perception other than harsh or unrideable by the riders that bought the bikes and bought them again. Something other than "marketing rules" and that they're just...
08-10-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,145
Posted By Camilo

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see...

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see shirtless, and would have to take a nap after about three swipes of the scythe! :50:
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