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08-02-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,894
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yeah. thanks to my wonky right ankle there it...

Yeah. thanks to my wonky right ankle there it now a polished spot on the right crankarm, right where it "bends" inward. Shucks... bikes were meant to be ridden, weren't they?

I'm not sure of the...
08-02-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By bonaphide

In case it helps others, the fix to this problem...

In case it helps others, the fix to this problem was to have my hub rebuilt. Local bike shop was great. After cleaning the hub failed to fix the problem, they didn't charge me any additional labor to...
08-01-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

New addition - Masi Content

This popped up in my local CL at a fair price, so I went over and snapped it up today. For some reason Masi has never really been on my list of must have Italians, but Iím pretty pumped on this one....
08-01-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By canklecat

Set it near a fan for a few days to dry out. Open...

Set it near a fan for a few days to dry out. Open the USB port cover. If you don't mind taking a chance, you could unscew those fasteners and open the case to help dry it out.

I have a...
07-31-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By VegasTriker

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant...

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant but should not be submerged. If your light dies because you used it in rain and is still under warranty, I would contact them at their website,...
07-29-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,894
Posted By Jeff Wills

I have a M900 XTR crank on my Green Superior...

I have a M900 XTR crank on my Green Superior (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ohpv/albums/72157642470085394). These are hard to find, even in OK shape, but I managed to score a NOS set with 172.5mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,835
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I read this somewhere else. To clean the wax,...

I read this somewhere else. To clean the wax, someone suggests adding a cup of water into the Crock Pot before turning it on. After the paraffin melts, it floats on top of the hot water, and the dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ray9

Beating the system.

Yesterday I became aware that it was going to rain today so I planned on a day off from cycling. I did some shopping this morning and noticed it was not raining yet, so I checked the weather report...
07-28-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By canklecat

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster...

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster and work better.

Lithium-ion batteries do have finite lives and runtimes per charge, but it varies wildly. I generally like Cygolite Hotshot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,835
Posted By RGMN

Stop by your local auto parts store and get a can...

Stop by your local auto parts store and get a can of dipping carburetor cleaner (https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/MCR6402). These usually are in a 1 gallon can and have a basket you can drop the...
07-23-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
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: 542
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: 313
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: 146
Views: 3,835
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: 6
Views: 202
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: 6
Views: 202
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: 542
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: 542
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: 410
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: 410
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: 410
Posted By dedhed

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07-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
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: 410
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: 410
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: 410
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: 410
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: 410
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: 410
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: 158
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: 81
Views: 1,941
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...
07-18-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By ThermionicScott

I debated posting this one, as it's not as rare...

I debated posting this one, as it's not as rare or old or desirable as some of the really cool stuff in this thread. But it's my stash of NOS/NIB Shimano 7-speed cassettes, to keep those bikes going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,722
Posted By GnipGnop

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07-05-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,575
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: 4,200
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: 645
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: 309
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: 9,049
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: 290
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: 414
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: 9,049
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: 836
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: 836
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: 1,242
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: 848
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: 2,333
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: 3,123
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: 3,123
Posted By CABELLOJO

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Got the BB-6500!
06-02-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,123
Posted By CABELLOJO

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Got the SHIMANO DURA-ACE FC-7700!
05-31-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,290
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: 117
Views: 6,652
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