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05-24-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By delbiker1

Whoever is acquiring this bike, I am pretty sure...

Whoever is acquiring this bike, I am pretty sure they will be happy. Really nice and in great shape. I love the white pin striping. I am have been thinking on doing something similar on my black Soma...
05-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By delbiker1

Absolutely replace all housing with compression...

Absolutely replace all housing with compression less. It makes no sense to replace only some of the housing. I do not know what Tektro calipers you have, but it is quite likely that 180 rotors will...
05-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By delbiker1

That is a shifting ramp on a cog, normal. The...

That is a shifting ramp on a cog, normal. The cassette is obviously used and dirty, but the teeth look to be in good shape. If you are talking about a true freewheel hub, the freewheel screws onto...
05-24-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By delbiker1

You answered your own question, tape should not...

You answered your own question, tape should not be sliding around.
05-24-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By delbiker1

I think seeing the rim tape would tell more. From...

I think seeing the rim tape would tell more. From the picture posted, cannot tell for sure, but it could be. If in doubt, change the tape.
05-24-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By delbiker1

https://dassets.shimano.com/content/dam/global/cg1...

https://dassets.shimano.com/content/dam/global/cg1SHICCycling/final/ev/ev/EV-FC-U5000-3966A.pdf

I believe this is not the same crank set as the 5800.
05-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 301,419
Posted By delbiker1

No ride today. Y'day was going to be a day off...

No ride today. Y'day was going to be a day off the bike/chore day. I got a lot done early, then it was so nice out I could not resist going out for a spin, especially seeing the forecast for today....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 704
Posted By delbiker1

Out of curiosity, I would like to ride one. I...

Out of curiosity, I would like to ride one. I have no desire or itch to own one.
05-24-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By delbiker1

What Hillrider said. It sets the torque before...

What Hillrider said. It sets the torque before tightening clamping bolts.
05-24-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By delbiker1

Are the cups pressed in on the level with the...

Are the cups pressed in on the level with the head tube? I sort of remember having a similar issue with a CC 40 the first time I installed one. Not saying you did this, but, I mistakenly installed...
05-23-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By delbiker1

You are right about the tightening sequence, top...

You are right about the tightening sequence, top cap just until it is snug, then stem bolts. If the bearings and compression ring are installed correctly, I do not know what your issue is. I still...
05-23-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,132
Posted By delbiker1

"Watch where you're going!"

"Watch where you're going!"
05-22-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By delbiker1

Are you sure you have the headset/bearings...

Are you sure you have the headset/bearings installed correctly, with the bearings the right side up? I am not trying to me a wise ass, but are you doing the top cap bolt before the tightening the...
05-22-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 301,419
Posted By delbiker1

Hot and humid for sure, southcoastal Delaware, 76...

Hot and humid for sure, southcoastal Delaware, 76 at 5am. I did a casual 16 miles this morning to put me at about 500 for May. Due to health issues, I only had 600 ytd on May 1, so I am going to...
05-22-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By delbiker1

A wire brush should work on removing the paint at...

A wire brush should work on removing the paint at the welds. For priming, self-etching primer is good for aluminum. I do a coat, lightly wet sand, and do another coat. That should help to hide any...
05-22-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 780
Posted By delbiker1

When I was a young man, I loved riding in the...

When I was a young man, I loved riding in the heat; in the full, middle of the day sun. Now I am an old man that does not deal well with excess heat, even when inactive. We are getting to the time...
05-22-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By delbiker1

It is a nice bike. The paint job is ??? ...

It is a nice bike. The paint job is ??? Mystifying?
05-18-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By delbiker1

I remember the bars. I do not see how that could...

I remember the bars. I do not see how that could most riders Definitely do not like the look. But the Allez looks pretty fine.
05-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,098
Posted By delbiker1

James, IMO, that is flash done right, blingish...

James, IMO, that is flash done right, blingish without being blingful. Outstanding look!
05-18-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By delbiker1

I had a local shop straighten a steel frame,...

I had a local shop straighten a steel frame, Specialized Crossroad, that I had given to a friend. He accidently ran over it, but, fortunately, only the fork was ruined. I do not know how they did it,...
05-18-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By delbiker1

Hmmm, I was getting ready to ask for crown race...

Hmmm, I was getting ready to ask for crown race size and axle/crown length. If the unworthy one does not take it, I would still like to know those numbers, thanks.
05-17-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,245
Posted By delbiker1

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/_55_chevy_d915105709e8790f01b4e31ad83990946e161b3c.jpg
Saw this gorgeous '55 Chevy in Bethany Beach, De this afternoon. The interior...
05-17-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 301,419
Posted By delbiker1

I am now declaring myself recovered from acute...

I am now declaring myself recovered from acute prostatitis. Yesterday and today, I did 50 mile rides, first of 2022. I am now at 380 for the month of May, only had 600 ytd on the 1st of May....
05-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By delbiker1

You are on a public forum, chill. Don't take...

You are on a public forum, chill. Don't take posts personally. IMO, trying to make a snide reply to a post like cx's puts you in the same place. So, welcome to BikeForums. A quick search on google...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By delbiker1

I am a fan of Hed wheels. The Ardennes Pro rim...

I am a fan of Hed wheels. The Ardennes Pro rim brakes at $900, IMO, would be a good choice. Less if you can find them on sale, or wait for a sale. They will not be under 1500 grams. but the ride and...
05-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 991
Posted By delbiker1

We that have survived long enough to be a "senior...

We that have survived long enough to be a "senior citizen" are bound to have issues. I am now what I consider recovered from a bout of acute protatitis, but still on Finestaride to help the prostate...
Forum: Introductions
05-17-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome to the Forums. I live 16 miles from...

Welcome to the Forums. I live 16 miles from Berlin. Berlin, Maryland, USA that is. It was voted the coolest small town in America a few years ago. Pretty cool spot with some history, shops, good...
05-17-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By delbiker1

If this frameset fits you, it is a heck of a...

If this frameset fits you, it is a heck of a deal. I have a Smoothie, not ES, and it is one of my favorites. I purchased the frame new, no fork, for $290 back in 2020, then had to buy the fork. I...
05-17-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By delbiker1

A thin layer of Shoe Goo or a similar epoxy will...

A thin layer of Shoe Goo or a similar epoxy will seal the damage and help prevent further deterioration. That same thing happens to my shoes, occasionally. I used Shoe Goo for many things, it works....
05-17-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 890
Posted By delbiker1

Most of the time, for most people, an "upgraded"...

Most of the time, for most people, an "upgraded" bike is not going to make that big of a difference in one's average speed. By all means, if you want a new bike, buy one, but, try to keep your...
05-15-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By delbiker1

I had one of the Avocet saddles years ago. It was...

I had one of the Avocet saddles years ago. It was heavy but very comfortable. Eventually, I wore a hole through the shell and the foam padding started to disintegrate. I had it a long time.
05-15-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By delbiker1

Try using the brakes simultaneously. The front...

Try using the brakes simultaneously. The front brake, left side, does most of the stopping. The rear helps with that and with preventing tumbling over the handlebars or having the bike slide out from...
05-14-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By delbiker1

The handlebar decoration quacks me up. Love Ya,...

The handlebar decoration quacks me up. Love Ya, Nora! I hope to see a replica picture with myself in it in 15 years.
05-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By delbiker1

My experience is that it is not really a matter...

My experience is that it is not really a matter of gaining or losing some kind of advantage, other than what works best for you and the style of riding you are doing. I still have and use flat, spd...
05-13-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By delbiker1

I would sure take a good look at it mounted and...

I would sure take a good look at it mounted and inflated before trying it. Like always, it's your call. Even if I did try it, it would likely be driving me crazy and I would switch it out in the end.
05-13-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By delbiker1

It sounds like an adjustment problem with the...

It sounds like an adjustment problem with the derailleur. 5600 is 10 speed, but I am not sure which 105 is 8. I have a Truvativ Elita crank set that has been really good for 16 years and at least...
05-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By delbiker1

https://velocals.com/. Myself and many members...

https://velocals.com/. Myself and many members from the forums have made purchases. They have a large selection, do custom work, good quality. My experience is positive for the quality, the shipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By delbiker1

The 105 set up you have is a very road gearing...

The 105 set up you have is a very road gearing spread. The 105 rear derailleur very well could be a medium cage. When I purchased my 7000 groupset, the medium came with it when selecting the 30T...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By delbiker1

Very little difference between 30 and 32. If I...

Very little difference between 30 and 32. If I was going to do this, it would definitely be at least 34t big cog. You do not state what RD or crank set you are using. lf you have a short cage, the 32...
05-09-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By delbiker1

Good on ya, I will be 70 in September, would like...

Good on ya, I will be 70 in September, would like to still be riding regularly, if I reach the 80's. I have my issues, but certainly consider myself to be in good shape. When my Mom was 84, she had...
05-09-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,261
Posted By delbiker1

There is a big difference in being in an...

There is a big difference in being in an oceanfront block and being a couple of miles away. There is a difference in buildings from being on the ocean side to being non ocean side. I worked for high...
05-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By delbiker1

Sharp bike with nice finishing touches.

Sharp bike with nice finishing touches.
Forum: For Sale
05-08-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By delbiker1

I do not need this as I have 3 stands already. I...

I do not need this as I have 3 stands already. I just want to say that this is a nice work stand at a really good price, especially with shipping included. I have a Feedback Sports Stand, fork mount...
05-07-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 669
Posted By delbiker1

The last stock saddle that I used for than a...

The last stock saddle that I used for than a month or two was on a Myata I purchased in 1978. IIRC, it still had that saddle on it when I gave the bike to a friend in need. Sadly, a few weeks later...
05-07-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By delbiker1

I have a 7000 group set and have the same...

I have a 7000 group set and have the same experience with the RD cable needing to be really tight when the chain is on the smallest cog. I seem to remember having an issue getting the front to shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,075
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, this whole pulling up and heel down, etc.,...

IMO, this whole pulling up and heel down, etc., is a lot of over thinking of the pedal stroke. Like so much in cycling, it depends so much on the rider. I used to do that and would wind up with sore...
05-07-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 678
Posted By delbiker1

"Never say never to me".

"Never say never to me".
05-07-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,912
Views: 301,419
Posted By delbiker1

No ride today due to a Nor'easter bringing high...

No ride today due to a Nor'easter bringing high winds and heavy rain. We had some serious thunderstorms overnight. I was given the ok by my urologist to start kicking up the riding, This week was the...
Forum: Introductions
05-07-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By delbiker1

Hello Kenneth, from a Kenneth, Ken, about 6,000...

Hello Kenneth, from a Kenneth, Ken, about 6,000 miles away in Delaware. Avid road rider with a bit of easy off road. There is a lot to gain from members here.
05-06-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By delbiker1

I had one bike stolen in my life. I was in my...

I had one bike stolen in my life. I was in my early teens, thought I had it well hidden while I was fishing a pond. When I was leaving, the bike was gone. It was probably not even a $20 bike at that...
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