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Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,513
Posted By MidTNBrad

Sounds familiar. A couple years ago I came to...

Sounds familiar. A couple years ago I came to the realization that I can't turn the original 53x39 chainring on my old Tuscany like my 22 year younger self so I swapped the group over to a compact...
05-20-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks for the reply. I'm cleaning the hub out...

Thanks for the reply. I'm cleaning the hub out because I'm trying to fix a creak. I'm getting a cross between a grind and a clicking noise when I'm in the small chainring and in the upper half of...
05-11-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By MidTNBrad

Make sure your cassette lockring is torqued down...

Make sure your cassette lockring is torqued down to spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think the Cervelo Caledonia has mounts.

I think the Cervelo Caledonia has mounts.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 05:01 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By MidTNBrad

I just went through the same exercise, only with...

I just went through the same exercise, only with Lakes. My foot is slightly narrower than average but I need a wider toe box. I took advantage of a Competitive Cyclist sale before Christmas and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,386
Posted By MidTNBrad

I just went through that same decision...

I just went through that same decision process....saved the money and got the105 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,074
Posted By MidTNBrad

As a bonus that front derailleur cable is going...

As a bonus that front derailleur cable is going to give you a tick-tick-tick each time the crank rotates so you can keep track of your cadence in your head without any of those unsightly cadence...
12-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By MidTNBrad

6800 series is 11 speed but in your initial post...

6800 series is 11 speed but in your initial post you said 10 speed. Was that a typo? If not you may have a mismatched drivetrain.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,741,692
Posted By MidTNBrad

Picked up a pair of Lake CX238 shoes in white...

Picked up a pair of Lake CX238 shoes in white (https://www.lakecycling.com/collections/road/products/cx-238) yesterday at Chain Reaction. Black Friday sale for $263 and free shipping, regularly $340.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's the old Di2 D-Fly unit to connect your Di2...

That's the old Di2 D-Fly unit to connect your Di2 equipped bike to a cycling computer. I think that Shimano officially only supported it if it was mounted that way on the outside of the bike but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,586
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a...

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a piece of old inner tube as insulation. When you use the inflator things get really cold really quick. The tube will give you just enough time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,566
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,182
Posted By MidTNBrad

...Additional info: Check this page on the...

...Additional info: Check this page on the BBInfinite web site (https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-shimano) specific to Shimano cranksets. It shows lots of bottom brackets standards with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,182
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think there may be something lost in...

I think there may be something lost in translation here. The first step, at least for me, would be to find the bottom bracket standard that your frame has. You list the measurements above but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,174
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works...

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works great. It came that way so I didn't build it myself, though. My advice is to go to the Shimano Technical Document web site here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,658
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on...

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on what to get.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By MidTNBrad

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so...

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so you'll need a BBRight specific BB, especially since it's threaded together in the frame. Also your Rotor crank is 30mm so I'd go with this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,018
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll give a shout-out to these guys....

I'll give a shout-out to these guys. https://rolwheels.com/ I got a set of their Race SLRs a few years ago and have had zero issues with them. 30mm depth, relatively light weight for what they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By MidTNBrad

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this....

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this. Hope to be 200 or less for the ride. In any event I'm not going to be dancing up those mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but...

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but I'm just doing the 3 gap. First time for me and if all goes well I'll plan on doing the full 6 gap next year.
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By MidTNBrad

Rookie Mistake

Sure enough, I didn't have the inner ring installed properly. There is a little tab indicating that it must be installed in-line with the crank arm. Much, much better. Thanks for the help.
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03-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and...

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and it does have a tab that I didn't notice. I had a 20% chance of blindly getting it right and I guess I wasn't lucky.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,125
Posted By MidTNBrad

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Old Natchez Trace -- Franklin, TN
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By MidTNBrad

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version...

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version Ultegra Di2 on mine and the dfly unit is ANT only, no Bluetooth. I can only connect to via a PC and a USB cable.

Edit: I re-read your post and it does...
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By MidTNBrad

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on...

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on the outside and it looked like the threads had threadlock on them. This was the first time they were removed in five years so I figured keeping them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,365
Posted By MidTNBrad

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s....

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s. I really wanted the bright yellow Davis Phinney. Yours is quite the looker too!
11-24-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By MidTNBrad

Just closing the loop on this one. I tried...

Just closing the loop on this one. I tried cutting out a piece of aluminum from a piece of downspout I had around the garage. It fit tightly between the handlebar and stem but it must have been too...
11-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By MidTNBrad

How about some carbon fiber paste?

How about some carbon fiber paste?
11-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By MidTNBrad

The great thing about standards is that there are...

The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,044
Posted By MidTNBrad

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,717
Posted By MidTNBrad

Sharp looking R3! Enjoy the ride!

Sharp looking R3! Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,662
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've flashed many a WRT54Gs with DD-WRT!

I've flashed many a WRT54Gs with DD-WRT!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,662
Posted By MidTNBrad

Well, I own an R3 too -- the black frame with the...

Well, I own an R3 too -- the black frame with the white top tube. Is that the one you have? I think that is the paint job circa 2015 - 2016. I also have an old Litespeed Tuscany in titanium. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,374
Posted By MidTNBrad

I find that if I ride hard on a day, two days...

I find that if I ride hard on a day, two days later I'm faster with normal perceived effort. Also cooler and not having the sun beat down on me definitely helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By MidTNBrad

Just for the record, I'm one really hansom guy. :)

Just for the record, I'm one really hansom guy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,370
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in...

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in 1999.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,426
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'd love to help, but the LBS who did my install...

I'd love to help, but the LBS who did my install is out of business now and I haven't kept up with the mechanic who did the job for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,329
Posted By MidTNBrad

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti...

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti frame discussions, but here it is again. '99 frame updated to 5800 105 a couple of years ago.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,321
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have the 6800 version of Di2 (previous version)...

I have the 6800 version of Di2 (previous version) and have the external junction box because the bar end wasn't available. I'd go with the bar end if I were purchasing now.

I got one of these to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,365
Posted By MidTNBrad

1999 Litespeed Tuscany. I rebuilt it with silver...

1999 Litespeed Tuscany. I rebuilt it with silver 105 a couple of years ago. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,611
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't know anything about them but that web...

I don't know anything about them but that web site does look a little off. I noticed their encryption certificate is out of date and self-signed which in non-technical terms means do not trust. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,560
Posted By MidTNBrad

I was riding out in the country when a guy on a...

I was riding out in the country when a guy on a motorcycle passed me. He then proceeds to slow down to the point I catch him, sticks out his arm and waves me to give him a fist bump. Fist bump...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,125
Posted By MidTNBrad

Leipers Fork, TN

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's the coolest and most terrifying thing I've...

That's the coolest and most terrifying thing I've seen on BF. Looks like it would work though!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,611
Posted By MidTNBrad

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle from...

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle from Excel Sports for $78.00. (https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=SLR+Kit+Carbonio+Flow+Saddle+OE&vendorCode=SELLE&major=1&minor=18)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,782
Posted By MidTNBrad

Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla...

Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla you got a great bike in a great colorway**. I hope you have a great time with it.

**This one's hard to beat, though.
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