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11-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By the sci guy

or just get another rack meant for bikes with rim...

or just get another rack meant for bikes with rim brakes
11-11-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By the sci guy

Where can I get rubber shim thingys?

Talking the thin or multi-sized pack or the rubber shim strips thingys you put around the clamp of your brake levers or light or GPS mount so it gets tight on the handlebars. I have 1 left and it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,830
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! I'm super stoked about it. I searched for...

Thanks! I'm super stoked about it. I searched for that exact frame & colorway for about 2.5 years (and in my smaller size it was so hard). I wasn't sure I'd love the yellow stripes on the tires but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I...

Thanks! Aesthetics are important to me, and I love colorful bikes. I hate black cable housing, so I always try to find 2 colors (if needed) that work well together, and work with the colors of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Hey SoSmellyAir how's your build coming? I...

Hey SoSmellyAir how's your build coming?

I finally had time to go take some glamour shots of my finished build. So, it's done! Pics below. I absolutely love this bike. It looks hot. It rides fast....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,830
Posted By the sci guy

the bar tape is Arundel Art Gecko. it's very MC...

the bar tape is Arundel Art Gecko. it's very MC Escher-esque and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,830
Posted By the sci guy

My latest build is complete. Will put full specs...

My latest build is complete. Will put full specs in my build thread but hereís the money shot.
2001 Cannondale R1000, retrofitted with full 105 R7000 except the crank which is 5800 because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 564,291
Posted By the sci guy

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x2000/40bf7aee_e1d3_42bd_bc2b_762111dc1018_e501dfb0293e72fc38203b6ce38a936c965ad907.jpeg
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By the sci guy

The rack isn't currently on the bike. It partly...

The rack isn't currently on the bike. It partly because it's not just my dedicated commuter bike. It's a single speed I use for group rides and general buffoonery. So I didn't want a rack hanging off...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By the sci guy

SOrry I guess I was equating stiffness with...

SOrry I guess I was equating stiffness with thickness to a point - but I do mean thick because as I said in my first post, the sneakers I originally got had a very thin and therefore flexible sole -...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By the sci guy

So far this one is leading the charge: ...

So far this one is leading the charge:
https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/radial-RADIALF19.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

dang that's gonna look so good

dang that's gonna look so good
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit....

Looks like I was getting ahead of myself a bit. Fit wise, having it at the top of the existing steerer seems to be most comfortable for my reach at the moment. If I ever do decide to take it down I'd...
Forum: Texas
06-18-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 79,754
Posted By the sci guy

Glad your first was a success! We started from...

Glad your first was a success!
We started from Waller for our first back in 2014 as well - didn't think we could do the 100 yet. But I've done it every time since. Though they keep changing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

I ordered 2 custom stem caps from stemcaps.com -...

I ordered 2 custom stem caps from stemcaps.com - maybe thatíll be in your future too lol

i wanted custom designs, so I sent them some image files and they made them and they just arrived today....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

pic doesnít work on that site. But Iím sure itís...

pic doesnít work on that site. But Iím sure itís cool!

im waiting on my seat post still, plus some custom stem caps.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

sneak peek from todayís morning ride ...

sneak peek from todayís morning ride

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x1280/0b0975ba_6d2b_40cb_89e2_a10abf45acda_accd4bfe1a4495184d31d9a1b6b9da1357520463.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Just about done, actually. Put the RD on,...

Just about done, actually.

Put the RD on, and adjusted it to make sure it cleared the largest cog in the cassette...
06-04-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By the sci guy

ok got the RD dialed in - hereís a pic of it in...

ok got the RD dialed in - hereís a pic of it in big-big. I donít foresee me using this gear much. The chain isnít super tight. I can still push it with my finger between the jockey and the crank and...
06-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By the sci guy

I mentioned in the OP that it wasnít up to the...

I mentioned in the OP that it wasnít up to the biggest cog because I havenít dialed in the RD yet since I just cabled it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Just a few more updates at the moment - I'm...

Just a few more updates at the moment - I'm running into some issue with my stem - might need to replace it, we'll see...


Front derailleur attached...
05-31-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By the sci guy

As far as I know itís a legit stem. It came from...

As far as I know itís a legit stem. It came from a bike shop and came in normal Zipp packaging:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

I haven't yet dropped the $200 on Parktool's...

I haven't yet dropped the $200 on Parktool's headset press, but my buddy has so I went over to his place and we put the headset in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

As I mentioned, I did a little restore/update...

As I mentioned, I did a little restore/update build on the exact same bike (model & year) that I found here in houston for a riding buddy, in a size 58 frame for him. I ended up having a tire...
05-26-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By the sci guy

Not yet. I decided to wait until my actual stem...

Not yet. I decided to wait until my actual stem arrives, which hopefully will be tomorrow so I can tackle the problem over the weekend. Though I will be cutting the steerer tube down once I dial in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

More build stuffs - The Campy Zondas that...

More build stuffs -

The Campy Zondas that SoSmellyAir suggested. And I love them....
05-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By the sci guy

Thanks - yeah I removed the spacers are it went...

Thanks - yeah I removed the spacers are it went on much better, and the left arm slid way more onto the spindle, and everything looks 100% better. mm's matter!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Few more pics.. Once I got it all stripped...

Few more pics..

Once I got it all stripped down, I took the glamour shot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

Keeping them for now - might swap them onto my...

Keeping them for now - might swap them onto my 1987 Cilo - though I'd have to spread the rear triangle from 126 to 130. Also not sure I want to disrupt the beauty of the all original shimano 600...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

OK, have a few minutes so I'll throw out some...

OK, have a few minutes so I'll throw out some more pics.
The bike was in impressively excellent condition - the components are in such good shape it almost was like it had been ridden like 10 times...
05-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By the sci guy

unless I'm interpreting the manual wrong? ...

unless I'm interpreting the manual wrong?
https://dassets.shimano.com/content/dam/global/cg1SHICCycling/final/ev/ev/EV-FC-U5000-3966A.pdf

Happy to take them out if it's OK for the crank to be...
05-24-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By the sci guy

no I think itís in there pretty solid. ...

no I think itís in there pretty solid.



the top cap sits on top of the top spacer.
i did have a 5mm spacer between the stem and the top of the headset. Also tried it with a 2.5mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,257
Posted By the sci guy

sci guy's & SmellyAir's CAAD4 Bike Build Bromance

So lots of you probably saw I got myself a 2001 Cannondale R1000 CAAD4 to rebuild and have posted a few times about it in the Cult of CAAD thread - and recently inspired SoSmellyAir to go in search...
05-20-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By the sci guy

Rusty gouge in seat tube. Would you ride this?

My buddy picked up an early 90ís Hard Rock the other day. There was a noticeable rusty chunk missing from the seat tube. I told him to clean it up and see what it looked like. Pics are below that he...
Forum: Texas
05-19-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 887
Posted By the sci guy

Join the Houston Energy Corridor Cycling Club

Hey anyone living on the west side! I've been working with the Energy Corridor District to create a new cycling club. Since losing Bicycle World on Memorial/Dairy Ashford Rd, the Energy Corridor has...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,162,216
Posted By the sci guy

Yeah I think sizing was a little more...

Yeah I think sizing was a little more loosey-goosey back then - bike fitting has probably become a lot more technical these days. I think the best you can do is look at the top tube & seat tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,162,216
Posted By the sci guy

Yeah I searched for almost 2 1/2 years for my...

Yeah I searched for almost 2 1/2 years for my 2000 R1000 - both the model year, colorway, and frame size. I'm short so finding a 52 is hard.
I had found a 1999 R1000 that I didn't want to pay the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,425
Posted By the sci guy

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís...

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís just a frame right now - the fork isnít even in, so thereís nothing to ride!

BUT

I did mount my new tires today with tubes and put the rear one...
05-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By the sci guy

any updates geomiko ? Love the color and...

any updates geomiko ?

Love the color and the subtle decals. Just right. Find some fun stickers of stuff you like and smack some on the top, down, and seat tube to give it a little character and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,425
Posted By the sci guy

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've...

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've already taken the wheel off and put the tire back on my friend's wheels I borrowed. Oh well. lol.
Ok cool, good deal on not needing the rim tape. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,425
Posted By the sci guy

Omg I think Iíve got a winner winner chicken...

Omg I think Iíve got a winner winner chicken dinner!!

grabbed a 700x25 vittoria rubino pro from a friend (which is what I was thinking of getting anyway) and hereís the results mounted on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 564,291
Posted By the sci guy

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/52048362339_971c937f5f_b_d_9dc9fbb392c107450ca129bd69c362e2b4f3d3df.jpg
05-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,818
Posted By the sci guy

a little late to the thread, but for me, it's the...

a little late to the thread, but for me, it's the simplicity. Both in riding (don't worry about changing gears or cadence targets or when to shift, just ride!) and in upkeep (as has been stated, 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By the sci guy

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the...

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the wrong way. somewhere in here i thought i read someone saying that people were looking down on riders with older bikes, and as a rider on an older bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20,544
Views: 4,813,462
Posted By the sci guy

some bits for my build ...

some bits for my build

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/00c604d5_1ac8_4b94_b349_8c114ca6623a_6bb7f65258929de6def42e0654a1bcd8f1eb572c.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By the sci guy

I do a lot of t-shirt/charity/organized event...

I do a lot of t-shirt/charity/organized event rides in the spring here around Houston and I always love looking at everyone's bikes - because I love bikes. But I also love seeing the people who drop...
02-28-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,498
Posted By the sci guy

hit some gravel, single track, and paved trails...

hit some gravel, single track, and paved trails today since the afternoon was so gorgeous

...
02-22-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,498
Posted By the sci guy

Did some single track yesterday evening on the...

Did some single track yesterday evening on the gravel bike (wanted to be in the woods protected a bit since it was so windy)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By the sci guy

I just did a drop chop & flip flop just last week...

I just did a drop chop & flip flop just last week for my single speed - I wish the turn forward was a little longer before it started turning upward, but, it is what it is with using an existing drop...
02-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By the sci guy

Can confirm Soma Hwy1 bars look awesome on...

Can confirm Soma Hwy1 bars look awesome on vintage bikes and are comfy as hell and give you the positions you seek.
Like others have said, handlebars from that time period were not of that shape...
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