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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Litespud

damn, cxwrench, I must be backward. I forgot that...

damn, cxwrench, I must be backward. I forgot that there’s the cxwrench way or the highway…..🙄
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Litespud

I do carry a pair of nitrile disposable gloves in...

I do carry a pair of nitrile disposable gloves in my saddlebag. Their main function seems to be to stop the pair of CO2 cartridges clacking off each other, and any time I don't have to use them is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Litespud

Nope - standard 2x

Nope - standard 2x
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Litespud

Lived in Little Rock for ~7 years in the early...

Lived in Little Rock for ~7 years in the early 2000's. Cycling around LR is great - hills to the west - great for long solo rides. Hot flat delta country to the east - long straight roads, great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Litespud

Sure, I could hook the chain off with a stick or...

Sure, I could hook the chain off with a stick or whatever, but sh1t happens. Conditions at the side of the road aren't always ideal
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Litespud

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13...

I've been waxing for a number of years. A $13 small crockpot lives in the garage. I fashioned an Al "basket" that keeps the chain off the accumulated crud on the bottom. I buy a cassette and 3 chains...
08-23-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,445
Posted By Litespud

I used to never lock my car, because (i) it's a...

I used to never lock my car, because (i) it's a rusty slow-as-balls 20-year-old Subaru, (ii) it's a stick-shift, and (iii) I never left anything worth stealing in it - hell, the stock stereo still...
08-22-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,168
Posted By Litespud

I went with a Garmin 530, because IMO Garmin...

I went with a Garmin 530, because IMO Garmin still has the largest range of compatible devices - the “Garmin universe”, so to speak. The Garmin setup interface isn’t the most intuitive, but once you...
08-22-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,581
Posted By Litespud

Crosstraining 👍

Crosstraining 👍
08-17-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Litespud

The Park cam clamp isn't ideal - mine offers...

The Park cam clamp isn't ideal - mine offers three settings for three tube width ranges - fortunately two of the settings work OK for my oversize Ti tubing and my narrower steel tubing, respectively....
08-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,971
Posted By Litespud

I got some decals with my name in yellow to match...

I got some decals with my name in yellow to match the general color theme of the bike, and my national flag - got them from VeloInk, IIRC - something like $10 for a sheet of 10 decals.
...
08-15-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 577
Posted By Litespud

Jamming a pump into the seat stay used be a...

Jamming a pump into the seat stay used be a pretty common way of carrying a pump. Google "pump in seatstay" and click images for multiple examples.
Another vote for "Jury-rigged"
08-14-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 955
Posted By Litespud

I get a Saturday AM ride in with a group -...

I get a Saturday AM ride in with a group - usually 50-60 miles @ 18-19mph av. Climbing 2500-3500 ft, depending on the route. I try to get 1-2 30-35-mi rides in during the week, either solo or with...
08-12-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Litespud

Looks like crap, but won't have any functional...

Looks like crap, but won't have any functional effect. I still trying to get my head around the cable routing arrangement :wtf:Ive never seen anything like that
08-12-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Litespud

Amazon has a bunch of stands from <$100, in...

Amazon has a bunch of stands from <$100, in clouding a number of Park stands in the $200s. Park stands are pretty much the standard. Consider also what kind of stand you want - the clamp style that,...
08-10-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,856
Posted By Litespud

I investigated using BikeFlights to ship my bike...

I investigated using BikeFlights to ship my bike from the US to Ireland for a vacation. For that trip at least, the process was for for me to take the bike to a local participating bike shop, where...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By Litespud

if this incident is being handled by the drivers...

if this incident is being handled by the drivers insurance (as it sounds like it should be), then I’d be prepared to write the frame off. A front impact sufficient to trash the front wheel could’ve...
08-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,434
Posted By Litespud

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many...

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many mechanical calipers doesn't automatically make them bad. For example, the Avid BB-7 is a pretty decent mech. system with one moving piston - I had...
08-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By Litespud

Can't speak to the veracity of the image, but...

Can't speak to the veracity of the image, but IIRC the first time I saw it, there was also an interview/photo of the cyclist, and he was pretty cut up. An elaborate interwebz ploy? Maybe. However, I...
08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,268
Posted By Litespud

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft...

In NC, cars are required to give me at least 4 ft when they pass, but they are allowed to cross the double-yellow as long as it's safe to do so. If they choose to pass me, say, on a blind corner or...
08-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By Litespud

We had three racing hounds when I was young....

We had three racing hounds when I was young. Beautiful friendly dogs, but barely semi-domesticated and running/chasing fools. My dad and I would take a couple of them to a very large field near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Litespud

My daily is a 22-year-old Litespeed that I bought...

My daily is a 22-year-old Litespeed that I bought used in 2003. It was my “dream frame” then, and I still stop and admire it. Will continue to be my main ride as long as I can get parts
08-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,367
Posted By Litespud

myself and a friend were out for spin when a...

myself and a friend were out for spin when a squirrel ran out in front of us. I’m well familiar with the pic in the OP, so I brake. Squirrel passes in front of me and leaps through my friends rear...
08-07-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,510
Posted By Litespud

I use a sprintTech bar end mirror on the left -...

I use a sprintTech bar end mirror on the left - wouldn’t ride without it. I recently started using a Garmin Varia radar, which is really impressive. I think the rear view mirror remains useful - the...
08-05-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By Litespud

so is the owner picking up the tab for your...

so is the owner picking up the tab for your trashed rim, or are you paying for his negligence? If the latter, this is some ********
08-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Litespud

a $150 crankset might have nicer chain rings and...

a $150 crankset might have nicer chain rings and maybe better finishing, but you’ll likely not notice any difference in performance. If 175mm works for you, why change? A compact crankset (34/50)...
08-03-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Litespud

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it...

JB Weld will be a cosmetic repair, but go for it - I would just ignore the grooves and remember to properly route the chain next time. Not really sure what this tab does anyway, apart from possibly...
08-02-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By Litespud

You can still find enough 10sp stuff - many/most...

You can still find enough 10sp stuff - many/most of the UK sites have sections for NOS Campagnolo, and eBay is still a decent source of stuff. My main ride is a 23-year-old Litespeed with mid-'00s...
08-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,594
Posted By Litespud

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on...

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on a headstone. Suck it up - you're on a bicycle surrounded by cars
08-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Litespud

I'm a big fan of old tech - my main road frame is...

I'm a big fan of old tech - my main road frame is 23 years old, and the groupset is really '00s. Everything works great, but it's a dead end if I were to make use recent significant advances in bike...
07-31-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Litespud

I replace the cable on my Chorus 10 rear shifter...

I replace the cable on my Chorus 10 rear shifter about annually, but it gives me plenty of warning - either shifting to the smallest sprockets becomes sluggish or frayed strands start to stick out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,807
Posted By Litespud

we really need to address the mental health...

we really need to address the mental health crisis in this country.....:wtf:
07-26-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,139
Posted By Litespud

but then we would’ve missed the comment about how...

but then we would’ve missed the comment about how 10sp is probably as high as we can go within the limits of a 130mm dropout width, otherwise someone would’ve done 11sp by now. And that was only 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,768
Posted By Litespud

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the...

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the precision fabrication of Ti addresses the less precise fabrication of CF that results in many of the problems associated with press-fit BBs. However,...
07-19-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By Litespud

or use Campag hubs which allow the bearing...

or use Campag hubs which allow the bearing preload to be set while the wheel is clamped into the frame
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Litespud

good call - Zondas are tremendous bang for the...

good call - Zondas are tremendous bang for the buck
07-19-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,546
Posted By Litespud

unless they built an Al replica of your...

unless they built an Al replica of your previously steel car, it’s likely that many other design and material factors are at work here. Anyway, no car is “all-aluminum” or “all-steel” - they’re a...
07-18-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By Litespud

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles....

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles. It’ll look plenty black
07-16-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By Litespud

I have a good Ti road bike for recreational solo...

I have a good Ti road bike for recreational solo and group rides, and a cheap steel S/S for commuting. There is no crossover between the two and there’s no other cycling application for me that...
07-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Litespud

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually...

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually 20-30 min). The Stage 11 recap is ~1 hr. Just search YouTube under “tour de France 2022 stage x”
07-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Litespud

I alternate rowing with cycling (I do most of my...

I alternate rowing with cycling (I do most of my rowing in the winter - the erg is in the garage - no A/C). I bought a Concept 2 Model C in 1997, and with well over 30 million meters in, one overhaul...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

try to pack and secure stuff as though a couple...

try to pack and secure stuff as though a couple of inquisitive gorillas are going to root through it. I’ve heard nightmare tales of TSA either unable or couldn’t be arsed to close up a hard case, so...
07-12-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By Litespud

good luck getting the wrench to admit...

good luck getting the wrench to admit responsibility. This is why it’s worth learning to do your own bike maintenance if you can - bikes (at least for now) are pretty simple machines and there are...
07-11-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,443
Posted By Litespud

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it,...

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it, except maybe the freehub design and/or the amount of grease in there. I don't believe that there's any correlation between loudness and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By Litespud

UAE bike problems Stage 7

As I understand it, Colnago are developing the successor to the V3RS - a frame too new to have an official number, it’s simply called the “Prototipo”. Apparently they decided to do some in-the-field...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By Litespud

My Shimano (SPD-SL?) shoes are ~12 years old....

My Shimano (SPD-SL?) shoes are ~12 years old. Looking a little ratty but functionally fine. I have replaced the insoles a couple of times and the rubber pad on one heel has come off, so I should...
07-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Litespud

Suggested future topics: 1 "I want to put my...

Suggested future topics:
1 "I want to put my bar tape in the washing machine. If it shrinks, should I look for narrower bars or can I cut a few inches off my current bars?"
2 "I want to whittle a...
07-05-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,706
Posted By Litespud

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a...

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a small Swiss army knife
07-03-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,682
Posted By Litespud

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? ...

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? Tape is a wear item - buy a $10 roll, replace it every few months, you’ll be an expert after a few rolls
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By Litespud

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels...

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels aren’t going to disappear any time soon, but I imagine the selection of parts will start to contract, so when you go to replace/upgrade parts, you’ll have...
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