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05-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,395
Posted By Chubby715

I'm riding DA and have to replace the RD cable...

I'm riding DA and have to replace the RD cable around every 9 months. The cable eventually starts fraying at the shifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,743,444
Posted By Chubby715

Wahoo KICKR CORE + Ultegra 11-speed cassette

Wahoo KICKR CORE + Ultegra 11-speed cassette
12-03-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,610
Posted By Chubby715

woodcraft Thanks! I currently don't have a spare...

woodcraft Thanks! I currently don't have a spare extender so will add it to my next online purchase. I ride solo so don't have to worry about pissing off a group :)
12-03-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,610
Posted By Chubby715

Quick question for those of you who carry a...

Quick question for those of you who carry a folded spare tubular on your rides and use valve extenders.

Do you carry a valve extender along with your spare? Or do you unscrew the extender from the...
04-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Chubby715

I believe the culprit is the cable. I removed the...

I believe the culprit is the cable. I removed the pinch bolt and the RD slides freely down to the limit screw. But when I pull the cable and click the shifter, the cable doesn't slide easily for the...
04-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Chubby715

I've only run tubulars on my road bikes. Started...

I've only run tubulars on my road bikes. Started riding in the early 80s with Ambrosio Synthesis Durex rims and Vittoria Super Corsas. Very easy to repair on the road as I carried a folded up spare...
04-12-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Chubby715

thank 70sSanO for the suggestions. There's...

thank 70sSanO for the suggestions. There's definitely no buildup on the derailleur as I keep all the parts clean after riding in inclement weather. I even blasted it with compressed air yesterday to...
04-12-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Chubby715

Iride01 Calvin Jones of Park Tool calls it a...

Iride01 Calvin Jones of Park Tool calls it a pinch bolt so there you go.

When I loosen the pinch bolt / remove tension on cable, the derailleur still doesn't freely move onto the last two cogs....
04-12-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Chubby715

Rear derailleur won't shift onto 2 smallest cogs

Can someone please provide some suggestions on how to correct the index shifting on my rear derailleur and 11 speed cassette. It shifts fine (up and down) on the first 9 cogs of the cassette. But the...
03-17-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Chubby715

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing!
03-17-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,610
Posted By Chubby715

I blew out both of my Gatorskins (rear and front)...

I blew out both of my Gatorskins (rear and front) within 2 weeks last Sept. They were glued on very well and were a b***ch to peel off, so it took awhile to remove. I always carry a pre-stretched...
03-09-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,622
Posted By Chubby715

mid 60s is perfect for me

mid 60s is perfect for me
02-01-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,634
Posted By Chubby715

Those gloves look like the same PI's i wear. They...

Those gloves look like the same PI's i wear. They keep my fingers warm down to around 30F and then I need to add another thin layer or else my finger tips go numb.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By Chubby715

Have you contacted Wahoo support for a solution?...

Have you contacted Wahoo support for a solution? It never hurts to ask. They were very helpful when the screen died on my Elemnt Bolt. BTW, my sensor is also mounted on the front wheel but I'm riding...
01-29-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,634
Posted By Chubby715

25F seems to be my limit for a 60-90 min road...

25F seems to be my limit for a 60-90 min road ride in Fairfield CT. I'm already wearing 2 pairs of gloves, so any colder then my finger tips go numb, making it difficult to work my brakes and STI...
01-29-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By Chubby715

+1 on the regular Conti Sprinters. I used them...

+1 on the regular Conti Sprinters. I used them (22mm) for several years on my Campy Chrono tubulars. Very light, durable and affordable.
01-26-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Chubby715

It shouldn't be a problem. I have a Super Record...

It shouldn't be a problem. I have a Super Record RD circa 1982 and have run a 28 tooth rear cog before.
01-04-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Chubby715

that's my suggestion too. Learn to how to stop...

that's my suggestion too. Learn to how to stop quickly and unclip from one pedal.
12-08-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,233
Posted By Chubby715

This is a custom built frame (Columbus SL) from...

This is a custom built frame (Columbus SL) from 1983 outfitted with a Campy SR groupo I purchased for $400 from Colorado Cyclist. The bars and stem are Cinelli. This was my daily ride for the past 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Chubby715

Have you tried doing a factory reset on the...

Have you tried doing a factory reset on the device so it installs the latest firmware? I have the Elemnt Bolt and the app on my phone would always tell me to install the latest update but it never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Chubby715

SPD-SL pedals for around $100?

Any suggestions for SPD-SL pedals that cost around $100 max? I want to install them on my back up bike, which is a vintage custom Columbus frame with full Campy SR. Its outfitted with Shimano SPD...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 455,558
Posted By Chubby715

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That's my bike near a case of bottled water from Costco
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,248
Posted By Chubby715

I always wear gloves year round. Not only for...

I always wear gloves year round. Not only for protection during a fall, but also for clearing off any small road debri like glass or asphalt that might get stuck on my tire during the ride. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 519,918
Posted By Chubby715

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2020 Cervelo R5 with Dura Ace and Zipp 303
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,283
Posted By Chubby715

I did the same thing this spring. Went from a...

I did the same thing this spring. Went from a 1986 custom Columbus frame with Campy SR to a Cervelo R5 with Dura Ace and Zipp 303 wheels. Its a much lighter bike and much more responsive when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,743,444
Posted By Chubby715

Very nice! I'm surprised no one commented on your...

Very nice! I'm surprised no one commented on your rear derailleur getting stretched out :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,882
Posted By Chubby715

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will...

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will be mostly flat to easy rolling hills if you're riding parallel to the coast on Route 1 the whole way north. The bigger question is how comfortable are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 23,631
Posted By Chubby715

I'm riding Gatorskin tubulars on Zipp 303s and...

I'm riding Gatorskin tubulars on Zipp 303s and don't have any issues with them regarding rolling resistance or bad handling. And yeah, my brand new bike cost $7+ so I'm laughing at all you haters who...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,743,444
Posted By Chubby715

SHIMANO Hollowtech-II Crank-arm/Cap Tool, TL-FC16

SHIMANO Hollowtech-II Crank-arm/Cap Tool, TL-FC16
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,372
Posted By Chubby715

I'm running 303 Firecrest. tubulars. I got them...

I'm running 303 Firecrest. tubulars. I got them in Feb this year, so can't say if they're the 2021 version. But they're great for me.
07-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Chubby715

Same here except I bought black. ...

Same here except I bought black.

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30+ year old Silca pump still going strong
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,675
Posted By Chubby715

Thanks! I'll start tomorrow doing the same!

Thanks! I'll start tomorrow doing the same!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,675
Posted By Chubby715

Do you now carry a face mask in your saddle bag or jersey pockets?

I only carry a spare tubular in my saddle bag, so am curious if other riders here have recently added a face mask to their bag (or jersey pockets)? I usually do a 90 minute loop by my house so never...
07-02-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Chubby715

Help diagnosing a minor creak

Any suggestions on how to diagnose a very minor creak I get on my left side when pedaling on the down stroke in the 7-8 o'clock position? The creaking is coming from the area where the crank connects...
07-01-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,672
Posted By Chubby715

I also bought an R5 about 5 months ago (end of...

I also bought an R5 about 5 months ago (end of Feb) but don't find the ride twitchy. The only few times I've had to keep a good grip is when the crosswinds are strong, but that could be due to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,218
Posted By Chubby715

My hardest climb was Sonara Pass...

My hardest climb was Sonara Pass (https://pjammcycling.com/climb/166.Sonora%20Pass%20West) in the California Sierras. It was difficult because I was on a touring bike with panniers containing around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Chubby715

I think it might be due to the flat terrain you...

I think it might be due to the flat terrain you ride on as you're a super efficient rider on the flats.

I'm similar to you as I'm age 59 and have a resting BPM of around 48 (according to my...
06-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Chubby715

I bought my custom bike from Competitive Cyclists...

I bought my custom bike from Competitive Cyclists this past February. Excellent service as I worked with just one gearhead throughout the process. Very flexible during the 30 day return window as I...
06-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Chubby715

I agree with the previous poster who suggests...

I agree with the previous poster who suggests checking Ebay. I have a 120mm rear dropout and bought Suntour NOS 5 speed freewheels from this seller: https://www.ebay.com/usr/bicyclists_retreat
06-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,073
Posted By Chubby715

Sorry to hear the Athena components aren't...

Sorry to hear the Athena components aren't holding up after such a short period. I purposely selected Campy Super Record components on my first racing bike in the early 80s since it was race proven....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Chubby715

Great advice here! I just adjusted my rear cable...

Great advice here! I just adjusted my rear cable on my new bike last week after about 750 miles / 2 months of riding. I wasn't able to shift into my smallest rear cog even under light load. A few...
05-08-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By Chubby715

Phil_gretz Very well written explanation here!...

Phil_gretz Very well written explanation here! Super informative.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Chubby715

Zipp platinum brake pads-durability?

In March I recently started riding a new bike with Zipp 303 carbon wheels and their platinum pro pads. After around 900 miles the front pads are completely worn down. My rides are a mix of hills and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,965
Posted By Chubby715

I recently got the R5 with all black finish. I...

I recently got the R5 with all black finish. I previously was riding a vintage steel frame bike so my joints would be sore after 2 consecutive days of riding, but with the Cervelo I can now ride 5...
04-28-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Chubby715

Campagnolo Record Crono rim replacement

One of the eyelets on my rear wheel (http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=5c6faf69-c5f9-4988-a8fe-442a4867e67a&Enum=107) corroded so the rim cracked. What would be a suitable replacement...
04-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Chubby715

I've been riding in the morning before starting...

I've been riding in the morning before starting work from my house at around 9:15 AM. I head out around 8 AM and ride a 20 mile loop (w/around 1900 ft of climbing) in about 65 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Chubby715

Have you tried Castelli winter bib tights...

Have you tried Castelli winter bib tights (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/castelli-sorpasso-2-bib-tight-mens)? Their sizing tends to run small so you'll need to order two sizes up, but you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Chubby715

FWIW I'm running 25mm Conti Gatorskin tubulars on...

FWIW I'm running 25mm Conti Gatorskin tubulars on 303 Firecrests.. I run them around 120psi and have plenty of room....
04-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,062
Posted By Chubby715

I'm one of those weirdos who rides the exact same...

I'm one of those weirdos who rides the exact same route consistently 5-6 times per week. Its an 18 mile loop with two nice climbs. The main reason I don't deviate is I always know I'll be done riding...
04-20-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 825,093
Posted By Chubby715

I turn 60 later this year so I bought a Cervelo...

I turn 60 later this year so I bought a Cervelo R5 last month as an early gift to myself :). Previously for the past 35 years I was riding a custom built racing bike where I had spent $400 for a...
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