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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,130
Posted By Litespud

itís a fair criticism if the thing isnít fit for...

itís a fair criticism if the thing isnít fit for service (ie incapable of recording a 2-hour ride) out of the box. Itíd be no different than if you found that the rubber bands had to be purchased...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,130
Posted By Litespud

Yes - looks better than the rubber bands and not...

Yes - looks better than the rubber bands and not expensive.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Litespud

It sounds like you're really looking for "a bike...

It sounds like you're really looking for "a bike that won't fall over" - and such a bike doesn't exist. Outside of bikes so poorly designed or set up that they're impossible to keep upright, all...
05-18-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,035
Posted By Litespud

First off, make sure that the $145 is actually...

First off, make sure that the $145 is actually connected to Bike24.com transaction - sounds like you're not sure. Is the $145 charge consistent with the value of the transaction (ie, no duty below...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,130
Posted By Litespud

I don't know that it's supposed to be an action...

I don't know that it's supposed to be an action cam - how much action going on behind you do you want to capture (that being said, my Cycliq Fly6 did film a wheel-touch and a cyclist going flying...
05-15-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Litespud

I think theyíre called ďsingle stackĒ chainring...

I think theyíre called ďsingle stackĒ chainring bolts - any decent LBS or supplier should have them
05-13-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 759
Posted By Litespud

bear in mind though that pedal use coarse...

bear in mind though that pedal use coarse threads, which are harder to strip (though not impossible, obv) than the fine threads used in stem fasteners.
the most egregious example I know is...
05-12-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 701
Posted By Litespud

Choose your cranks based on biomechanics (how...

Choose your cranks based on biomechanics (how much your knees and hips like to flex) and maybe your preferred cadence - the gears will even out the power output. Since power is essentially torque x...
05-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,011
Posted By Litespud

a bathroom scale wonít give you the accuracy you...

a bathroom scale wonít give you the accuracy you need. I use a 2x4 jutting out from a workbench (some weight on the inner end to stop it tipping). Small digital kitchen scale (10 kg capacity) sitting...
05-11-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Litespud

I've been using Jagwire cables/housings for years...

I've been using Jagwire cables/housings for years with my Chorus 10 setup - Every few years I buy a set which comes with all the required ferrules etc - works great
05-06-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 5,636
Posted By Litespud

once, driving through a large intersection in...

once, driving through a large intersection in Boston, I saw a cyclist whizzing in from the right, without a care in the world (and ignoring the red light, of course) and on a trajectory that wouldíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20,403
Views: 4,705,022
Posted By Litespud

a garmin varia radar - I bought it initially for...

a garmin varia radar - I bought it initially for the long-lasting strobe, figuring that knowing when a car was behind me was was a bonus, but this thing is amazing. Not only does it alert to a car...
04-30-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,696
Posted By Litespud

I've had cables start to fray, but they always...

I've had cables start to fray, but they always give me plenty of warning (my rear shifter cable lasts ~1 year before the fraying at the shifter starts to affect shifting and stray strands start to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,368
Posted By Litespud

spending $$$$$$ on a bike isnít quite the same as...

spending $$$$$$ on a bike isnít quite the same as trying a new dish at a restaurant 🙄
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,368
Posted By Litespud

If by "bike envy", you mean thinking " I wish I...

If by "bike envy", you mean thinking " I wish I had that bike instead of my own", then no - there's almost no bike* I'd rather have instead of my own 22-year-old Litespeed. It's not an "old bike...
04-28-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,186
Posted By Litespud

Is the OP saying that the lower front edge of the...

Is the OP saying that the lower front edge of the steam scored a groove in the front side of the steerer? Would excessive weight on the bars with a long stem do this? Are there any rough spots of...
04-27-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,705
Posted By Litespud

I have an old Park - sprung clamp with three...

I have an old Park - sprung clamp with three width settings - the widest (1 1/2" - 1 5/8") works for the Litespeed with its oversize (~1 3/8") tubes. The narrowest setting (1" - 1 1/8") works for my...
04-26-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,705
Posted By Litespud

I clamp my 22-year-old Litespeed at the seat...

I clamp my 22-year-old Litespeed at the seat tube, above the bottle cage. Have always done this - the only downside is that it trashes one of the decals, but thatís the cost of doing business....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Litespud

what sort of average cadence were you cycling at?...

what sort of average cadence were you cycling at? I can't think of anything, apart from really bad fit or excessive low-rpm grinding, that would essentially target your knees. If it was simply a case...
04-25-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,427
Posted By Litespud

Yeah, I'm terrible for not checking the start...

Yeah, I'm terrible for not checking the start date of a thread before I respond. I've been "zombied' several times. Must pay more attention :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Litespud

how old is your phone? More than a few years old,...

how old is your phone? More than a few years old, the battery starts losing its mojo and the drop from 100% to 10% becomes precipitous. I run strava on my iPhone 6 - running an aftermarket battery,...
04-24-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,427
Posted By Litespud

why not both? Any committed cyclist who says he...

why not both? Any committed cyclist who says he doesnít take some degree of pride in how his bike looks is full of it.
04-24-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,427
Posted By Litespud

why not both? Any committed cyclist who says he...

why not both? Any committed cyclist who says he doesnít take some degree of pride in how his bike looks is full of it.
04-24-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,622
Posted By Litespud

that is sharp AF 👍

that is sharp AF 👍
04-12-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,526
Posted By Litespud

oh boyÖ🙄

oh boyÖ🙄
04-11-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,161
Posted By Litespud

in my experience, dogs like beer. Back when I was...

in my experience, dogs like beer. Back when I was a yootí in a less enlightened time, my best friends family had an Irish Wolfhound - big as a pony, dumb as a brick. That dog loved beer, and I...
04-11-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By Litespud

I'm going to be flying to Dublin for a few weeks...

I'm going to be flying to Dublin for a few weeks in June/July, and I'm thinking of bringing my bike. Not interested in buying another bike locally, and all the rental options I've found are hybrids...
04-09-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,074
Posted By Litespud

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each...

I run 3 waxed chains in rotation, running each ~300 miles before swapping out. The only thing that interrupts this is a good soaking. If I leave the wet chain on itíll have rust spots by the next...
04-07-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 531
Posted By Litespud

I don't know that it comes down to power - both...

I don't know that it comes down to power - both systems will lock up your wheel without a problem. It comes down to modulation. I used BB7s on my MTB and, while they worked fine, I never really...
04-03-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By Litespud

IME chain wear checkers are not particularly...

IME chain wear checkers are not particularly accurate*. If you want to do it right and consistently, get yourself a good steel >12" ruler with 1/32" gradations, directly measure the stretched-out...
03-31-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Litespud

I was faced with a similar issue - I have all...

I was faced with a similar issue - I have all silver components (Chorus 10), and wanted a non-black compact crankset (34/50) with 172.5mm arms. Ended up buying a late-00's Veloce Power-torque 10sp...
03-29-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Litespud

You were plenty clear. The axle - as in the...

You were plenty clear. The axle - as in the threaded tube which holds the bearing cones - is usually symmetrical on a rim-braked wheel (I've never disassembled an asymmetrical disk front hub, so I...
03-28-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Litespud

I absolutely agree with you about not supporting...

I absolutely agree with you about not supporting ambiguity - thatís why I called it an axle, because there isnít a better term for it, nor a more correct term for it.
03-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Litespud

whatís a hub spindle? Heís talking about the axle...

whatís a hub spindle? Heís talking about the axle - the non-rotating shaft around which the hub rotates on the bearings
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By Litespud

I largely gave up needless upgrading about 15...

I largely gave up needless upgrading about 15 years ago when I deemed my bike (LS Vortex with Chorus 10) to be close to perfect in my eyes. I have replaced wear items with identical, and a couple of...
03-27-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Litespud

Not sure that I agree with your premise that...

Not sure that I agree with your premise that there's a "great many" EPS components on eBay, or that this is indicative of any dissatisfaction. A quick eBay search using "Campagnolo EPS" yielded ~603...
03-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By Litespud

In this situation, I'd get a small "C" clamp and...

In this situation, I'd get a small "C" clamp and squeeze the tire until one of the beads lets go. There's nothing really holding it on except "sticky". Maybe apply the clamp every pre inches until...
03-27-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Litespud

Youíll need the requisite BB tool and a ratchet...

Youíll need the requisite BB tool and a ratchet with enough grunt. A torque wrench would also be ideal, but not essential IME. Pretty much everything else can be done with a few Allen keys
03-27-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Litespud

I give new chains a couple of soaks in OMS - not...

I give new chains a couple of soaks in OMS - not big volumes, the chain fits into a pizza sauce jar - then a soak in acetone. Comes out sparkling. Then I wax them in a small slow cooker. I have a...
03-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,463
Posted By Litespud

you need to get out more 😀

you need to get out more 😀
03-25-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,468
Posted By Litespud

Itíll be fine. Really the only things youíre...

Itíll be fine. Really the only things youíre really going to the hauling on are BBs and cranks, and even then itís nothing compared to the forces exerted on the frame just by riding on it. At the end...
03-24-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Litespud

itís perfectly safe. Donít obsess about chain...

itís perfectly safe. Donít obsess about chain line. For a 2x transmission, there are only two gears out of 20 where the chain line is even close to perfect. For every other gear, the chain is...
03-24-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Litespud

I’m assuming that this isn’t a serious post....

I’m assuming that this isn’t a serious post. “Crapanelli”? Surely it’s “Crapagnolo”. 🙄
If you can’t get Campag 10sp to work, it’s user error. Properly set up and maintained, it’s bulletproof. I’ve...
03-21-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Litespud

50 miles on a S/S sounds tedious AF

50 miles on a S/S sounds tedious AF
03-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Litespud

chain reaction has Campag Zonda C17 wheels for...

chain reaction has Campag Zonda C17 wheels for $490/pr. Al rims, rim brakes, Campag or Shimano freehub, 1560g/pr actual. Iíve run a pair for ~10,000 miles (Iím 185 lb) with no issues.
03-19-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,028
Posted By Litespud

I only ride road, so no MTBs. I have a good road...

I only ride road, so no MTBs. I have a good road bike and a couple of single-or three-speed commuters (my commute is ~2.5 mi, so itís not too arduous). I thought about another road bike - something...
03-09-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Litespud

Iím sure they do officially - they just donít do...

Iím sure they do officially - they just donít do it very well
03-08-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Litespud

Iíve always used a piece of cereal box cardboard....

Iíve always used a piece of cereal box cardboard. 👍
03-07-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,820
Posted By Litespud

If the "tread" has some lateral flexibility, I...

If the "tread" has some lateral flexibility, I imagine it could allow the front wheel to turn. However, if the goal is an AWD bike, wouldn't a simple power-assist front hub be easier and simpler?
03-06-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By Litespud

figure-8 folding is fine for a wire-bead tire. As...

figure-8 folding is fine for a wire-bead tire. As long as there are no actual kinks in the wire, youíre good.
Iíve bought several rounds of tires through Amazon - usually Rubino Pros - no problems....
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