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03-03-24, 10:57 AM
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Posted By BillyD

SuferRosa - character assassination - 2 weeks

SuferRosa - character assassination - 2 weeks
03-02-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,109
Posted By zacster

That's what I'm saying, you gotta read the fine...

That's what I'm saying, you gotta read the fine print. If you ask me the chart should've just had a column for a separate Road 10 category instead of as a footnote. Not everybody reads the...
03-02-24, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By zastolj

No I forgot to mention they are actually for the...

No I forgot to mention they are actually for the clamp-on version as I have one frame with no braze-ons!
03-01-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By J_Climacus

The post is the right size. Thanks for the...

The post is the right size.

Thanks for the advice, all -- I used the reverse-thread-with-a-penny trick and it worked. I did not re-stretch the opening past what I needed to get the 27.2 post in,...
02-29-24, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By J_Climacus

I tried a 27.2 post and it did not fit. I figured...

I tried a 27.2 post and it did not fit. I figured it was probably better to try to fix the collar rather than just put a smaller post in.
02-28-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By rosefarts

Update that pretty much negates this entire...

Update that pretty much negates this entire thread. The Campy freehub that was on sale for $45 (from $130), is in fact the correct one for this trainer. It took me about 2 minutes to switch it up, I...
02-27-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By capnjonny

Here's an update on the Trek 1200. After...

Here's an update on the Trek 1200.
After looking at the price quoted for Alodine ( high) I chose to sand the bear metal areas, treat with naval jelley, then prime with Rustoleum aluminum primer , I...
02-27-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,471
Posted By choddo

I think you can have one or both of expertise and...

I think you can have one or both of expertise and torque wrenches but not neither.
02-27-24, 02:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,335
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Seems like you'd be at least as likely to be hit...

Seems like you'd be at least as likely to be hit from behind waiting at a red light in the rightmost lane as in the left turn lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By BillyD

Blah blah blah. I don’t expect this thread can...

Blah blah blah. I don’t expect this thread can be of any further benefit. Closed.
02-25-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By Arrowana

Your bike appears to have a Uni-Glide cassette...

Your bike appears to have a Uni-Glide cassette rather than a freewheel. Uni-Glide isn't made anymore, and finding a 5 speed Uni-Glide cassette might be rather difficult. A freewheel will not fit. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and...

I agree with Kontact's responce to the issue and understand the request to tone it down.
02-22-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By Pompiere

Those mounts were made for a lowrider pannier...

Those mounts were made for a lowrider pannier rack. Cannondale had their own version and Blackburn made a similar one. I bought a NIB set by accident when I didn't fully read the writing on the...
02-18-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By FordTrax

It is a 1 1/8 steer tube. The rest of the...

It is a 1 1/8 steer tube. The rest of the headset when on without much effort.
02-18-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 966
Posted By oldbobcat

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and...

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and clean up the jaggies with a file, sandpaper, or bench grinder.
02-18-24, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By dedhed

An axle can always be shortened, lengthened not...

An axle can always be shortened, lengthened not so much.


https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html​​​​​​


Overall axle length for quick release hubs is commonly 11 mm longer than the...
02-15-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 842
Posted By FBinNY

It's not about the outer plates being thicker or...

It's not about the outer plates being thicker or thinner. It's the width of the inner block ---- 2 plates & rollers ---- that drives the bus here.

Connectors vary in terms of the usable length of...
02-13-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By oldnslo

Case closed, issue resolved. Root cause =...

Case closed, issue resolved.

Root cause = 2nd pawl (lower and hidden from view), was not fully pivoting, where the upper (and viewable) was free to fully pivot.

Solution used = While lube was...
02-10-24, 08:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,933
Posted By Duragrouch

OH! I did not understand. My mistake. Apologies.

OH! I did not understand. My mistake. Apologies.
02-10-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Triplecrank92

Well, it didn't take the 30 seconds, but maybe 5...

Well, it didn't take the 30 seconds, but maybe 5 minutes to move the cable and then calibrate the barrel adjuster to smooth out the chain's movement between the cogs. What was unexpected was the...
02-07-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By FBinNY

On all my builds, I focus on minimum vs. maximum...

On all my builds, I focus on minimum vs. maximum tension. Therefore my wheels tend to range lower tension than most these days.

I can't give you a specific answer because it depends on the amount...
02-05-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The problem with press fit BB, is not that the...

The problem with press fit BB, is not that the bearings wear out , but that the press fit wears out. So don't go changing the bearings unless you really have to.

Anyways - just go on Ebay and look...
02-04-24, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I use Wheelsmith Rim Rods all the time except on...

I use Wheelsmith Rim Rods all the time except on rims drilled for internal nipples.
The measurements I get with the rim rods equal what I get measuring standard nipples to the bottom of the slot....
02-03-24, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,179
Posted By RG604

I know - late reply, buuuut: Shimano HG and IG...

I know - late reply, buuuut: Shimano HG and IG 7-speed cassettes have the same spacing as Campagnolo 8-speed cassettes (5.0mm). If you have a Shimano type freehub, but a Campagnolo drivetrain, you...
02-02-24, 03:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,024
Posted By jgwilliams

No, I meant just a single adjustment that affects...

No, I meant just a single adjustment that affects all the gears, not a single adjustment for each gear.
01-31-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Mr. 66

I don’t know if you tried. I would remove the...

I don’t know if you tried. I would remove the lower pulley and rotate the cage plate counter clockwise. That usually works on those.
01-30-24, 01:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,012
Posted By FBinNY

This thread seems to be another example of the BF...

This thread seems to be another example of the BF tendency to make what's simple into something complex.

Steel tabs are straightened every day with moderate force applied via the threaded hole. ...
01-28-24, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By veganbikes

Shimano rim brake pads are right underneath both...

Shimano rim brake pads are right underneath both of those. It wasn't a scientific test mind you but I have noticed a difference between the Stops and Shimano. Shimano makes good pads no doubt but I...
01-28-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By choddo

“If the bike is 2x now, the goal is probably to...

“If the bike is 2x now, the goal is probably to go 1x”

Go through all that effort to lose range of gears? Unless he’s said that explicitly, that he wants 1x for some other reason, that would...
01-02-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By mpetry912

Well said buddy ! Check this out. Felt it get...

Well said buddy ! Check this out. Felt it get squirrely on a big downhill. Fortunately I got it stopped and found a ride home. Suspect the root cause was inadequate flush after chrome.

Yes that is...
12-29-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By JustinHorne

Very good! Aesthetically, I prefer the 7410 over...

Very good! Aesthetically, I prefer the 7410 over the 7400 cranks, but the years didn't work for me. I have no actual knowledge of this, but seeing as Shimano let the FC-6400 run for over a decade, it...
12-27-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By dddd

Of the popular brands, Litespeed seems to have...

Of the popular brands, Litespeed seems to have one of the best reliability rep's, they also made the Merckx EX among many other high-end contract builds.
12-27-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By masi61

To me, sloping top tube frames are more nimble...

To me, sloping top tube frames are more nimble climbers. When out of the saddle the top tube can sway lower down the legs (maybe even below the knees? I’d have to check this). Certainly more to it...
12-26-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,529
Posted By FBinNY

For those who actually care about this, there's a...

For those who actually care about this, there's a simple way, which requires minimal skill or effort.

Put the bike along a wall. Brace the bar solidly against the wall with the bottom and outside...
12-24-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chombi1

For some reason, that just looks sooo wrong to...

For some reason, that just looks sooo wrong to me.....
12-23-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,456
Posted By Trakhak

What you're describing about the slightly too...

What you're describing about the slightly too small bike feeling odd is something I've noticed, too. It's always puzzled me---if I get all the contact points so the measurements match my larger bikes...
12-22-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By kcjc

And yet he throws in friction shifters. When was...

And yet he throws in friction shifters. When was the last time you see it for offer as a groupset? What you cite actually supports my observations that he's mixing terminology and throws he's own...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-23, 11:43 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By Eric F

I don’t think you’re confused at all. Yes, I...

I don’t think you’re confused at all.

Yes, I am…but this is just my opinion. The typical features that are found on an “endurance” road bike lean towards the “gravel” spectrum more than “race”...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By unterhausen

I deleted a lot of posts. There were some...

I deleted a lot of posts. There were some infraction-worthy posts in there, and some of you are close to being banned temporarily or permanently. We can discuss subjects like this without insults.
12-21-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By kcjc

I just did a quick look at the website, Kontact...

I just did a quick look at the website, Kontact is not being unreasonable. I'm wondering if those jumping on his case ever wrenched. The Bicycle Groupset article, for example, is sophomoric at best....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By big john

This thread reminds me of past discussions of...

This thread reminds me of past discussions of "gravel" bikes. Some people objected to the name, some said they are the same as old bikes because they can fit larger tires, and some went on and on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By terrymorse

Nonsense. A road bike is designed for traveling...

Nonsense. A road bike is designed for traveling on a paved road as efficiently as possible.

"Niche type of bike" - BS.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-23, 02:26 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By DangerousDanR

Which bike should I ride... Commute? Time...

Which bike should I ride...

Commute? Time Scylon.
Group ride 25 miles? Time Scylon
Group ride 65 miles? Time Scylon
Century? Time Scylon.
Any damn ride? Time Scylon.

​​​​​​It is a pretty...
12-19-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By 3alarmer

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/931x474/id_id_shimano_type_crank_bolts_pair_m8_415_85d21a8954ddb76b67ce9c415183396b68bcdf89.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By PeteHski

I prefer a longer wheelbase for high speed...

I prefer a longer wheelbase for high speed stability. One of my two endurance bikes (Defy) is about an inch longer than the other (Endurace) and it is more stable on high speed descents. There is no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No worries, I was against them too; that was why...

No worries, I was against them too; that was why I bought a Cannondale Synapse.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,436
Posted By Eric F

In other words...marketing.

In other words...marketing.
12-12-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By FBinNY

I don't get caught up in details. ANYTHING that...

I don't get caught up in details. ANYTHING that works is the right way.

However, be aware that it's very unlikely that anything useful can be pushed through from the opposite side. The headtube...
12-10-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By grumpus

I prefer these...

I prefer these (https://www.spokesfromryan.com/product/rixen-kaul-spokey-pro-black-3-4mm-spoke-key/).
12-09-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,383
Posted By BNB

In the event this is relevant: I got around to...

In the event this is relevant: I got around to measuring the tension on the front wheel, 36 spokes, and it was the same as the original rear wheel, 36 spokes, from the builder; all spokes read with...
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