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06-30-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By easyupbug

No comment on wax but the chains and other parts...

No comment on wax but the chains and other parts you refer to indeed may be coated for shipping as in industry we store them in a warehouses for what can be extended periods of time and there...
06-27-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By easyupbug

If you search this has been hashed out many many...

If you search this has been hashed out many many times on this and other forums, grease and oils attract dirt and dust. Why would a major corporation like Shimano recommend anything for their...
06-26-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By easyupbug

I prefer loose bearings, one less than will fit...

I prefer loose bearings, one less than will fit in the cup, the additional bearing(s) can only help take the load. You can find engineers (and I are one) that will say caged are better but I...
06-26-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By easyupbug

I have never seen a Shimano 600 headset w/o a...

I have never seen a Shimano 600 headset w/o a caged bearing as assembly would be too time consuming. The HP-6400 which is the 600 Ultegra did have caged bearings and if memory serves they are 5/32"
06-26-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By easyupbug

Very common steel belting from steel belted...

Very common steel belting from steel belted tires. Most roads are only crowned at 2% so it takes a good rain to wash the fragments off. Our retirement community runs street sweepers often and has...
06-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,286
Posted By easyupbug

The parts you refer to indeed coated for shipping...

The parts you refer to indeed coated for shipping as in industry we store them in a warehouses for what can be extended periods of time and there lubrication needs are met when put in service, this...
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By easyupbug

I am new to recumbents and would agree with...

I am new to recumbents and would agree with rydabent (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rydabent-191655.html). In my 70s I raised bars to seat level and on a couple above which has opened my field...
06-24-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By easyupbug

As rm -rf...

As rm -rf (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rm-rf-46547.html) said LED are the way to go, no doubt and the bigger the better. I have old eyes so my shop is completely LED as is my stand. For me...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By easyupbug

On bad back days I ride a Catrike Expedition on...

On bad back days I ride a Catrike Expedition on asphalt and shale roads with slight slopes. The RD get extra attention much more so than my MTBs and road bikes and the chain is a pain. I use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By easyupbug

If you have a local frame builder who has a fork...

If you have a local frame builder who has a fork table that can be checked quickly, our local guy Andy Gilmour was happy to help me by checking a questionable fork.
06-20-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

As I said not for vigorous rides, you need to use...

As I said not for vigorous rides, you need to use judgement, and without a doubt the Half Dome is vigorous, from the park service "Today, thousands of people reach the summit. For most, it is an...
06-19-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

That's why we use the Keen sandals, they have toe...

That's why we use the Keen sandals, they have toe covers and are much like a mess shoe w/o the mesh.
https://www.rei.com/product/765247/keen-commuter-bike-sandals-mens
06-19-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,199
Posted By easyupbug

It is hard to imagine any 2019 Allez that...

It is hard to imagine any 2019 Allez that chainrings are not readily available, but they might be Claris 8 speed which was a little weird for 2019, the shop should clearly be explaining this to you.
06-19-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By easyupbug

In the heat this time of year in Southern AZ...

In the heat this time of year in Southern AZ quality SPD sandals, Keens and Shimano SD5, work well for all but the most vigorous rides.
06-17-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 952
Posted By easyupbug

I have no opinion on bikes but for cars and...

I have no opinion on bikes but for cars and trucks this is backward. For years I was responsible for a maintenance department with a fleet of 251 mobile vehicles from cars to 350 ton haul trucks...
06-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 680
Posted By easyupbug

Just a right sized shop. Sorry, no spares as I...

Just a right sized shop. Sorry, no spares as I do ride them.
06-16-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 680
Posted By easyupbug

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

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06-16-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 680
Posted By easyupbug

I am at 19 now and have a rotation riding them...

I am at 19 now and have a rotation riding them all unless down waiting for parts or time for maintenance. Some get extra rides would be specific for the task, they have a rack for shopping, are very...
06-16-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,006
Posted By easyupbug

AZ in the fall, winter and spring and WY in the...

AZ in the fall, winter and spring and WY in the Bighorns in summer with time in Portland Or between so usually 60 to 85
06-12-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By easyupbug

Three things have helped my knee which my...

Three things have helped my knee which my orthopedic surgeon says is to be replaced soon. I have found a lot of variability in cleat release even in the same brand and model and have bought and sold...
06-10-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By easyupbug

This is my version of an off road, gravel maybe,...

This is my version of an off road, gravel maybe, Litespeed Ti road bike that I felt guilty for not adding that I use a "belt and braces" approach, note the seat post collar above the seat post clamp,...
06-09-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By easyupbug

In my brief time as a design engineer we would...

In my brief time as a design engineer we would set max torque for the assembly, which would include the frame and post materials and what max torque the set screw could take in the clamp. A change...
06-06-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,936
Posted By easyupbug

Get a Garmin or something similar and see what...

Get a Garmin or something similar and see what works for you.
06-06-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By easyupbug

Excellent advise above from andrewclaus...

Excellent advise above from andrewclaus (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/andrewclaus-291784.html). I would add I have used Dry Slide with success when the bike sees dirt/dusty roads, I prefer the...
06-04-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,087
Posted By easyupbug

Any frame material, each with a different...

Any frame material, each with a different physical sensation, can be made as compliant or ridged as a builder wants. Now in my 70's I favor compliance more so than stillness. This favors Ti because...
05-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,160
Posted By easyupbug

I have three stands, the latest two are only for...

I have three stands, the latest two are only for shaped tubes which my antique Park 101L clamp and 102L arm don't do. My bikes are vintage so the TT crushing is not a worry and this stand is easily...
05-29-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By easyupbug

Down here in AZ corrosion is a secondary issue,...

Down here in AZ corrosion is a secondary issue, we grease, anti-seize or thread locker as the torque you apply to bolts with dry threads, washers and bolt head can be taken up by friction, not the...
05-29-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,501
Posted By easyupbug

5 PSI in a passenger car and absolutely in high...

5 PSI in a passenger car and absolutely in high pressure tires for heavy vehicles is not unusual for large swings in temperature, added radiant heat from the Sun, and from driving on them, etc....
05-28-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By easyupbug

The Sony B43 and clones are now everywhere on...

The Sony B43 and clones are now everywhere on Mission Beach, San Diego, and most are respectful of others, however there are those who we don't appreciate rattling our ocean side windows:...
05-27-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By easyupbug

I have an old custom Davidson and running a DA...

I have an old custom Davidson and running a DA 2X10, no drama anywhere, I suppose you could have Italian BB. Were I you I would post ISO (In Search Of) what you are looking for over on the Classic &...
05-26-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,080
Posted By easyupbug

Your info is very dated at best, Dedacciai,...

Your info is very dated at best, Dedacciai, Haynes, Reynolds, Sandvik, frame tube suppliers all produce diameters to build a frame as stiff or supple as you like, talk to a frame builder. I come from...
05-25-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,228
Posted By easyupbug

This is the only one I have gotten new photo of,...

This is the only one I have gotten new photo of, sorry only update I have. Saddle is unusual, Zimbale, bought in Australia and find it serves well even in the more upright position....
05-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,228
Posted By easyupbug

In my 70s the bars are going up on the Japanese...

In my 70s the bars are going up on the Japanese bikes with Technomic long quills, customs are getting different sharper angled stems but I can not do it to the Italians. Also saddles are changing...
05-24-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By easyupbug

Have you got a local frame builder? Our guy will...

Have you got a local frame builder? Our guy will give you an assessment at a reasonable price and if he does any work the frame and fork will be perfect.
05-24-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

Another good point as I don't really know the...

Another good point as I don't really know the history, repair attempts, etc. It's a little big for me but will get some milage on it before I give it back. Thank you.
05-24-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

Correct, not disclosed in sale, dropouts were not...

Correct, not disclosed in sale, dropouts were not square. String within 1/2 mm although I have little faith or understanding of it as Andy Gilmour in Tucson straightened a tweeked Reynolds 753...
05-23-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

Titanium cold setting

Grandson loves to ride my Litespeed Firenze when he visits and he got a too good price on one he could not pass up. Rear wheel tracking was just off the NDS stay, 4mm off center measured at the stay...
05-22-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By easyupbug

Same here, Litespeed and Habanero, cheap split...

Same here, Litespeed and Habanero, cheap split shims, lubed, and fitting the way too many 27.2 posts on my shelf.
https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/-ZUAAOSwsKVih4VJ/s-l225.webp
05-22-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By easyupbug

Park Tool HPG-1 would be considered NLGI 1 and...

Park Tool HPG-1 would be considered NLGI 1 and most marine grease (boat trailer grease) NLGI 2, slightly thicker not a problem.
05-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By easyupbug

The NLGI number of a grease is the relative...

The NLGI number of a grease is the relative hardness of lubricating greases. 000 is like oil and 1, 2 & 3 are common bearing greases. Industrial supply houses will have or should have NLGI up to 6,...
05-19-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By easyupbug

I would pester the shop where you got it, call...

I would pester the shop where you got it, call Cannondale as well and when nothing worked for me a little bit of valve grinding compound added to the carbon paste.
05-18-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By easyupbug

Agree with Crankycrank...

Agree with Crankycrank (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/crankycrank-151422.html), and while I have not seen it with bikes in industry we have had greases disagree with some carbon epoxies resins.
05-18-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By easyupbug

I'm with merziac...

I'm with merziac (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/merziac-425004.html), I have two frames done by a local frame builder at a reasonable cost on his Marchetti frame table and Laing fork table,...
05-17-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By easyupbug

Could not agree more, I have seen the aftermath...

Could not agree more, I have seen the aftermath of what was said to be a lazy shift drop a 10 speed chain between rings and the resulting fall damage was ugly.
05-15-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By easyupbug

I gave up on my cycling gloves and ended up with...

I gave up on my cycling gloves and ended up with anti-vibration gloves and they have helped especially in the hand with more arthritis.
05-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

Posting message to OP from a PM on gaps and...

Posting message to OP from a PM on gaps and photos as I can not get photos to post on the Message Board.
v8powerage (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/v8powerage-441144.html) Sorry about the...
05-15-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

Thanks, I appreciate learning of notable...

Thanks, I appreciate learning of notable exceptions. As you mention Trek, which I know something about as I have one, here is a quote from the Trek owners manual, with a link to the site, addressing...
05-15-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By easyupbug

I seem to remember the 9 speed and maybe 8 had a...

I seem to remember the 9 speed and maybe 8 had a bulge between pins, a extra step to form in manufacturing which when you make as many chains as they do the cost adds up fast and questionable value.
05-15-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, we do. In an effort to not confuse folks...

Yes, we do. In an effort to not confuse folks here is a good article done in association with Park Tools that will help:
www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis...
05-14-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 855
Posted By easyupbug

You will find as in Engineering and Cycling it is...

You will find as in Engineering and Cycling it is generally assumed torque specs are lubricated or thread locked, not dry, as seen in the above referenced Cinelli Manual above, other stem suppliers...
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