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07-23-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm grateful to all of you for your constructive...

I'm grateful to all of you for your constructive comments. Good points about each of the contact points, and it's also helpful confirmation that it's difficult to try to ride into fitness, and that...
07-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 442
Posted By Steve_sr

It is interesting that the Gatorskin was slightly...

It is interesting that the Gatorskin was slightly more than DOUBLE the rolling resistance of the GP500TL. I would think that this would indicate not a very supple casing. The ride quality seems to...
07-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Nessism

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very...

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T4KPYN2/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 983
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Not the Silca wax that Josh was demonstrating!...

Not the Silca wax that Josh was demonstrating! $40 for half kilogram (i.e., 1.1 pound) bag.

Friday afternoon update: Chain soaked in OMS for 2 days, and after a few rounds of vigorous shaking, the...
07-23-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By VegasTriker

If you go to a legitimate battery manufacturer's...

If you go to a legitimate battery manufacturer's website, most will tell you that the lifetime for a rechargeable Li-ion battery like a 18650 is 500 recharges before the capacity falls to 80% of the...
07-23-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Dairy Crate

I have this problem with one of my Niteriders -...

I have this problem with one of my Niteriders - if I use a 1.5A+ USB charger, it is too much and behaves as you describe. Thought it was broken. But put it on a lower-powered 0.8A or 1A and seems...
07-23-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 442
Posted By Steve_sr

Thanks for the insight. In 2005 the bike...

Thanks for the insight. In 2005 the bike originally came with Vittoria Rubino Pro tires which wouldn't go more than about 25 miles without flatting. When I went back to the shop they replaced the...
07-22-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 442
Posted By cpach

The general theory is that a wider rim should...

The general theory is that a wider rim should have the same tire casing running wider and have a better ride feel. For what it's worth I find the ride quality of Gatorskins fairly poor--you'll get a...
07-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By squirtdad

penetrating oil (check out freeze off is is...

penetrating oil (check out freeze off is is penetrating oil and makes it super cold), more leverage, and I really like to tap firmly on the breaker bar with a hammer to try to shock it loose a...
07-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By krakhaus

Use a large C-clamp from the other side of the...

Use a large C-clamp from the other side of the spindle and across the socket and breaker so it clamps the socket into the B/B.
Also, I'm surprised nobody has asked if you're turning it the right...
07-21-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By dedhed

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Some are more stubborn than others.
07-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is this a cup & cone BB? Removing the NDS cup &...

Is this a cup & cone BB?
Removing the NDS cup & spindle is the way to go if that's the case.
I use Liquid Wrench in a can.
Non aerosol, so I can fill a small hypodermic syringe and squirt a bit on...
07-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I...

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I had one myself after not having anything stuck for years. Non-drive side was not a prob, drive side couple days of PB Blaster and cranking it led to...
07-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By hokiefyd

You may not be getting as much leverage on the...

You may not be getting as much leverage on the tool as you think, if you have to stand on the socket to hold it and try to move the breaker bar. Do you have someone else around who may be able to...
07-20-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By pdlamb

OP, you're on the right track. Besides...

OP, you're on the right track. Besides penetrating oil and a long lever, you'll need patience.

A while back my bike and the spare bike both had problems one spring and summer. The lead mechanic...
07-20-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Crankycrank

An old mechanics trick is to try to slightly...

An old mechanics trick is to try to slightly tighten the BB first and then try to loosen it. Don't use frame destroying gorilla strength to tighten it of course but some leverage is OK. Also set some...
07-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I don't see any evidence of you using any...

I don't see any evidence of you using any penetrating oil.
Get a GOOD one. WD-40 isn't.
07-20-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By Iride01

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment...

I've got no help for you. Just wanted to comment that there seem to be a rash of stuck BB threads during the last week or so.

Wonder what's up with that? Planet's not aligned right? Moon...
07-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Crankycrank

The large curvature side of the Connex link is...

The large curvature side of the Connex link is supposed to be facing the gear teeth.
07-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,095
Posted By himespau

I'm not sure if they have an impact wrench. I...

I'm not sure if they have an impact wrench. I don't have one. Once I used the Pedro's Bottom Bracket Socket Holder:
https://pedros.com/wp-content/uploads/BB_SocketHolder_feature.jpg
to lock the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,590
Posted By GnipGnop

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07-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By fender1

I just finished this. Rotated the bars down, and...

I just finished this. Rotated the bars down, and waiting for a few more test rides to finalize with blue tape.

I bought it as a complete but to the OPís point, sold
Most of those components on...
06-29-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,097
Posted By majmt

Update on Ď74 Masi GC

Iíd like to provide an update and get some feedback on the Masi GC I picked up last fall but rather than start a new thread, Iím just adding to the old one. This is the finest bike Iíve ever had. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By canklecat

My road bikes are all older models and won't...

My road bikes are all older models and won't accept tires wider than 700x25. I ride 700x25 Conti GP Classic skinwalls on one, and 700x23 Soma Supple Vitesse SL skinwalls on another. Hardly a nickel's...
06-26-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By jamesdak

Greg Lemond's Birthday and the start of the Tour!

Seems only fitting to take this one out today.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,868
Posted By msu2001la

Some good info in this thread. I started...

Some good info in this thread.
I started running 32mm GP5000 tubeless last summer, mostly out of curiosity. I swapped those tires for some 33mm Vittoria CX tires in March, again mostly just to try...
06-22-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By RGMN

Hate to step into this pissing contest between...

Hate to step into this pissing contest between you and cx but I've never had success with Wipperman Connex links on Campag C9 chains. On my 9-sp Campag Centaur system I had a click and an occasional...
06-21-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By Phil_gretz

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming...

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming that you want to keep your SunTour shifters and the indexing:

1) Smaller BCD crankset, can gain you the most advantage. Something like a 30-46T is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,868
Posted By PeteHski

It's usually those who don't actually run...

It's usually those who don't actually run tubeless tyres but like to list reasons why they think it's a rubbish idea. I too come from an mtb background and struggle a bit with this apparent roadie...
06-15-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Doug Fattic

There are 2 ways to design a frame. The most...

There are 2 ways to design a frame. The most common is to select what the company or builder thinks will make the best handling bike. The rider now fits himself into its cockpit. In other words he...
06-14-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Andy Antipas

Doug Fattic Build

As mentioned previously, I have gotten to know Doug Fattic. Doug's daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter live in Durango, CO. It is a small world! Last fall Doug let me try one of his older frames...
06-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By daverup

With C&V bikes I enjoy the chrome and polished...

With C&V bikes I enjoy the chrome and polished alloy bits. The new bike "all black components" thing is rather ugly. For the prices being charged I would think that some shiney stuff would be...
06-06-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By jccaclimber

I've resolved that issue in at least one 9sp STI...

I've resolved that issue in at least one 9sp STI lever of that vintage, but it's been nearly 15 years since I did so. You really do need to tear it down if flushing doesn't work. Be careful with...
06-02-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,296
Posted By randyjawa

Ebay is, usually, the best place to find hard to...

Ebay is, usually, the best place to find hard to find stuff. I do buy what I need but do so with great care.

As for selling, Ebay has screwed me, helping dishonest buyers, in the past. Sadly,...
06-02-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,817
Posted By genejockey

Looks like a hatchet. I think what I'd do is...

Looks like a hatchet.

I think what I'd do is stick with the CODA until the bike is built up, use it do figure out your bar height and reach, and THEN go with one of the more stylish 3T or Cinelli...
06-02-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,817
Posted By CABELLOJO

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Got the BB-6500!
06-02-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,817
Posted By CABELLOJO

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Got the SHIMANO DURA-ACE FC-7700!
05-31-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,852
Posted By downtube42

An result of age is number of iterations of doing...

An result of age is number of iterations of doing things, which results in some degree of proficiency. Patching tubes, replacing tubes, finding holes n tubes, avoiding pinch flats, seating a tire...
05-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,375
Posted By DorkDisk

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XT V brake set...
05-28-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,817
Posted By CABELLOJO

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So far, so good. Looking nice.

Not really liking the look of the...
05-26-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 305,981
Posted By CABELLOJO

1998 Cannodale Saeco Cad 3

My next build.....
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05-17-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,375
Posted By LittleGinseng

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05-16-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By JimiD

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Ready to go!
05-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By merziac

I did finally start putting parts, groups,...

I did finally start putting parts, groups, complete teardowns, etc. in ziplocs, then in sacks or boxes by category or? :foo:

Hasn't really helped a lot but keeps them from getting any more...
05-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Charles Wahl

I typically end up staring into the refrigerator;...

I typically end up staring into the refrigerator; sometimes that works (believe it or not), and if not, I can just make a G&T or Campari & soda. Maybe it's my Zen place.
05-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By squirtdad

when this happens to me it means take everything...

when this happens to me it means take everything out, and move to different box, storage etc. and move the bench and other junk and see what is underneath them.

I typically find i lose...
05-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By merziac

Ouija board? Hate it when this happens, I...

Ouija board?

Hate it when this happens, I usually have duplicates or a good plan B but in cases like this I will settle for the plan B and forge ahead, kind of like a placeholder frame, bike, etc....
05-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By randyjawa

Sit down and do your best to remember the last...

Sit down and do your best to remember the last time you saw the prodigal pieces. That, often times, works for me.
05-15-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 217,308
Posted By Lazyass

FYI, I got a pinch flat on one of my tubulars...

FYI, I got a pinch flat on one of my tubulars when I hit some RR tracks at the wrong angle so I repaired it. I already had some Loctite fabric glue I had bought at Walmart and decided to try it and...
05-13-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 217,308
Posted By hazetguy

Today's after work project. Mounted some Veloflex...

Today's after work project. Mounted some Veloflex Vlaanderen on some oe spec Shimano 600/Mavic GP4 wheels that will eventually end up on my Ross Triad when it gets here. For now, gonna run them on my...
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