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06-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Kai Winters

At this point stop...the more damage you do the...

At this point stop...the more damage you do the more difficult the repair is going to be...take it to a shop where they know what they are doing and have the tools to do the job.
If not...crack on
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Kai Winters

Correct. I was wrong. We used a 12 gauge...

Correct. I was wrong. We used a 12 gauge spoke...2.6mm. So far no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Kai Winters

It is likely you will continue to break spoke...

It is likely you will continue to break spoke after spoke based on the condition you describe.
You'll save a lot of money and aggravation by having all the spokes replaced at one time.
If you're a...
06-06-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By Kai Winters

We have recently had a bad batch of tubes. We buy...

We have recently had a bad batch of tubes. We buy a lot of tubes and one recent lot had roughly 10 or so tubes that didn't hold air. I was leaking at the valve stem and looks like it was incorrectly...
06-05-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By Kai Winters

Have you inflated the tube to try to determine...

Have you inflated the tube to try to determine the type of puncture? I always inflate the tube just to see if it is a "snake bite"...two holes ...or a single hole.
I also check the inside of the...
06-05-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By Kai Winters

Well first figure out what caused the flat...was...

Well first figure out what caused the flat...was is a snake bite/pinch flat? if so the tire was under inflated for your weight or you hit something, pothole, curb, etc., hard causing the pinch flat...
06-04-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19,010
Views: 2,355,399
Posted By Kai Winters

Shelter Box ride/race today in Henderson Harbor...

Shelter Box ride/race today in Henderson Harbor NY.
Over 150 participated in the varied rides.
I participated in the 52 mile timed event/race.
Finished 11th out of 25+...not bad at all for a 66...
06-03-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kai Winters

Likely wears white knee socks...

Likely wears white knee socks...
06-03-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kai Winters

Because someone claiming to know better says...

Because someone claiming to know better says so...that's why.
Riders don't pay attention to those silly indicators.
The only time to look down at your gears is when you're hoping you still have one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Kai Winters

I prefer to remove the cassette from the wheel...

I prefer to remove the cassette from the wheel for a thorough cleaning. To quick clean a reasonably clean cassette I use a cloth folded in half which I spray with WD40...it is NOT a lubricant...to...
06-01-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By Kai Winters

Well done...

Well done...
05-30-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19,010
Views: 2,355,399
Posted By Kai Winters

Yesterday rode the 1st annual Tour de Lewis,...

Yesterday rode the 1st annual Tour de Lewis, Lewis County NY, metric century.
Around 100 riders.
It includes a lovely category 4 climb and lots of rolling hills.
Finished in just over 3:10 or...
05-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Kai Winters

Good saddle Good shorts/bib shorts...flat seam...

Good saddle
Good shorts/bib shorts...flat seam padding
Liberal use of Chamois creme
Time on bike...how long is your usual ride?...how often do you ride a century?
Good fit on bike
Change...
05-27-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By Kai Winters

I have the TRP Spyre Slc mechanical disk brake...

I have the TRP Spyre Slc mechanical disk brake calipers on my Spesh Aethos.
They are great calipers and boy do they have stopping power. They aren't like hydro's and I don't expect them to be but it...
05-27-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,536
Posted By Kai Winters

I've already seen where I was riding. Don't...

I've already seen where I was riding.
Don't need or want videos of the area.
However as a memory of special trips, rides, etc. it must be wonderful.
If I'm not riding, my iphone takes great...
05-26-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Kai Winters

I work in a LBS that is a Spesh dealer and yep it...

I work in a LBS that is a Spesh dealer and yep it is a supply chain issue. Parts, etc. are coming in in dribs and drabs and are gone as fast as they arrive.
Forum: Foo
05-25-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Kai Winters

An addictive personality is hard to beat. Likely...

An addictive personality is hard to beat. Likely you never "beat" it but merely hold it in check.
Hope rehab helps.
I lived in Mass, home state, and went to every concert in the '70's. I even saw...
05-23-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,553
Posted By Kai Winters

Don't believe half the **** you read on a forum...

Don't believe half the **** you read on a forum...
05-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,024
Posted By Kai Winters

I'm 66, riding is my priority as a daily...

I'm 66, riding is my priority as a daily activity...if I don't get anything else done...oh well, f it...that is all...
05-20-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,772,420
Posted By Kai Winters

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race...

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race finished at the top of the Killington road.
I'm in front of Francois Von Beck. A good friend and mentor. He was a retired pro from Belgium. His training...
05-19-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By Kai Winters

Try a local auto repair shop...bring the...

Try a local auto repair shop...bring the frame/bike and ask if you can spray a bit of penetrating fluid...tip the mechanic a fiver and everybody wins.
05-18-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,040
Views: 313,401
Posted By Kai Winters

47 miles. Great ride, a bit cloudy,...

47 miles.
Great ride, a bit cloudy, chilly...60f...and breezy but a great ride none the less.
Lake Ontario area of Northern NY.

I love the cold and winter months...just wish they didn't last so...
05-15-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kai Winters

Where did the cable break? In the shifter? At...

Where did the cable break?
In the shifter? At the "pinch bolt" where it is secured to the front derailleur?
Where it breaks may tell the tale of what may have happened.
I see some bikes that come...
05-11-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 885,352
Posted By Kai Winters

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5_7_2022_cazenovia_hillbender_92__ae5e9f067b84eaad4c783135938085e719978721.jpg
Cazenovia Hillbender race on 5-7-22.
Also my wife and...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,495
Posted By Kai Winters

Buy a book on bike repairs...read it Watch...

Buy a book on bike repairs...read it
Watch videos on YouTube on bike repairs
When this all fails bring it to a local bike shop
05-04-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,815
Posted By Kai Winters

Hmm possibly a defective unit or perhaps not set...

Hmm possibly a defective unit or perhaps not set up correctly.
I had the 130+ and it worked great. I now have the 830 and it too works fantastic.
You do have to spend some time and effort learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 519,512
Posted By Kai Winters

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3113_44361aa6903ff934a7cc782a425146c027236fc3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,596
Posted By Kai Winters

Well I've just checked the official "Club Rides...

Well I've just checked the official "Club Rides Rule Book" version 26.3 dated 4-20-20, current revision.
It clearly states the first person to complain MUST immediately make it clear to those that...
04-26-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,572
Posted By Kai Winters

In general: Improper installation/adjustment ...

In general:
Improper installation/adjustment
Incorrect hanger alignment
Shifting under hard load and forcing the shift...when the springs recoil from attempting to shift under a heavy load they...
04-24-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 781
Posted By Kai Winters

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to...

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to work well, shifting smoothly and easily, over time while others become stiffer and stiffer until they require herculean strength to twist.
Replace them....
04-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,282
Posted By Kai Winters

"No good deed goes unpunished" I've wrenched in...

"No good deed goes unpunished"
I've wrenched in shops for 30+ years and...sigh...the vast majority of bikes I've had the "pleasure" or servicing have been dept store bikes.
I also was the person...
04-20-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,419
Posted By Kai Winters

Sh t happens. A friend and fellow racer was...

Sh t happens.
A friend and fellow racer was warming up for a training ride when he crashed, on loose gravel, at low speed. He was wearing his helmet. He fell just "wrong" and damaged his brain stem....
04-17-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,561
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 568,471
Posted By Kai Winters

I've learned FTP doesn't mean a lot in the...

I've learned FTP doesn't mean a lot in the general scheme of things...performance riding, Zwift racing, etc.
I'm 66, 5'4", 147lbs...my Zwift FTP is 216 and my max heart rate in a Zwift race this...
04-17-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,419
Posted By Kai Winters

I still have my leather "hair net" from back then...

I still have my leather "hair net" from back then
Skid Lid was my first helmet
Some wore hockey helmets, they worked pretty well, a lot better than the hair nets
04-13-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By Kai Winters

Hillbender in Cazenovia NY May 7 Shelterbox ...

Hillbender in Cazenovia NY May 7
Shelterbox
Spoker
Might be participating in the NY State TT
04-11-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 684
Posted By Kai Winters

If it's holding air it's doing its job...

If it's holding air it's doing its job...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27,163
Views: 17,700,397
Posted By Kai Winters

2022 Spec Aethos 52cm Roval Alpinist CLX HG...

2022 Spec Aethos 52cm
Roval Alpinist CLX HG wheel set, TRP Spyre SLC carbon mechanical disk brakes, Sram rotors, Conti 5000 tubed tires with latex tubes.
Shimano 105 R7000 shifters and front...
04-09-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,366
Posted By Kai Winters

a face full of pepper spray is a wonderful...

a face full of pepper spray is a wonderful thing...works on dogs too hehehe
06-30-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kai Winters

Wow...I've been using 'its'' incorrectly since...

Wow...I've been using 'its'' incorrectly since grammar school...just googly searched it and I've used it incorrectly...ah well I blame the nuns...
06-07-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,921
Posted By Kai Winters

Wow ! I 'was' offering suggestions, etc. based...

Wow !
I 'was' offering suggestions, etc. based on the the original post.
I am terribly sorry I took the time and effort to offer serious suggestions, etc.
I've seen this problem often enough and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,829
Posted By Kai Winters

My 1999 Merlin Road standard Ti frame is as good...

My 1999 Merlin Road standard Ti frame is as good as the day I picked it up at the Merlin factory in MA in '99, as is the Time Equipe carbon fork. I've ridden the bike daily for near 22 years. The...
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