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08-11-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 15
Posted By zacster

Grease vs. Anti-seize

I installed a Praxis PF30 BB onto a frame a few weeks ago and the instructions were very particular about where to use grease vs. where to use anti-seize. I followed the instructions and all is...
08-09-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By zacster

Yes, but the freehub body is 1.8mm wider by...

Yes, but the freehub body is 1.8mm wider by adding 1mm to the width of the hub between the dropouts. They are 131, not 130. And yes, this allows for spacers on a Shimano cassette to be Campy spaced...
08-05-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By zacster

The obvious answer is that front shifting is a...

The obvious answer is that front shifting is a lot more tolerant than rear shifters, especially for doubles. All it needs to do is pull enough cable to get to the limit screw for the large ring with...
08-05-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By zacster

While using the limit screws will help and should...

While using the limit screws will help and should work, new cable and housing would go a long way towards making this easier. There must be so much friction in that old housing that it would barely...
08-05-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By zacster

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is...

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is that a 10sp Shimano hub is too narrow and does not line up if you can manage to put it together. If you do 10sp with spacers on an 11sp hub it works...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 408
Posted By zacster

It would take mine about 15 minutes of riding and...

It would take mine about 15 minutes of riding and then suddenly it would start recording properly. It didn't matter for outside because the rides were long enough, but indoors if I'm only doing a...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By zacster

I've ridden the N/S County trail from Brewster...

I've ridden the N/S County trail from Brewster many times and the traffic always stops for the bikes. The locals all know the trail is there. It is a great ride, and the really nice part is that...
08-01-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By zacster

I used a chain that I wrapped around my hand in a...

I used a chain that I wrapped around my hand in a heavy cloth and the put the tool in the vise. I could then pull on the rim CCW with my hands. Then at the bike coop they were selling excess tools...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By zacster

I was just on eBay out of curiosity if I could...

I was just on eBay out of curiosity if I could find a nice frame for myself since this one rides so nicely, and what I found is that I may have gotten the bargain of the year on the one I have. I...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By zacster

You could probably do better. Those wheels are...

You could probably do better. Those wheels are drilled for schrader valves too, I'd go with presta myself. Almost any 135 rim brake rear wheel will work there, it was the MTB standard for a long...
08-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By zacster

Here's my method using my diagram in my post...

Here's my method using my diagram in my post above:

1. Put one side of tire completely on rim. With folding tires this will hold its shape.
2. Put tube in hole.
3. Inflate tube just enough...
08-01-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By zacster

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/ca...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/cassette-removal-and-installation

Everything you need to know. All of their videos are very thorough.
07-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By zacster

I posted this once or twice before in tips and...

I posted this once or twice before in tips and tricks:

In the diagram the blue is the tire bead, the green is the outer rim, the red is the bead seat and the black is the center channel of the...
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By zacster

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with...

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with Chorus 10. Sizing keeps changing over the years. But now that you say it, I'll have to check as I've owned it that long and haven't really thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 642,389
Posted By zacster

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum...

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum bikes, to Klein's chagrin of course. When they moved away from that it just didn't seem right, they were now just another bike company. That said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 642,389
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3834_026363cfa95073f15bda2dddadbb724b51b41900.jpg...
07-29-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By zacster

Skip the Shiftmate. Put additional .2mm spacers...

Skip the Shiftmate. Put additional .2mm spacers between all the cogs that will take them. You will need an Ultegra cassette to do this because anything else has too many joined cogs. Also, you...
07-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/90e01ec6_cb80_4b1b_a501_fbeef411b644_67f4ebc41eb2e063b53826dcb7dedd4daff467fa.jpeg
The new Cannondale build
Looks pretty good and...
07-27-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By zacster

My current setup is 50/34 Chorus in front and...

My current setup is 50/34 Chorus in front and 13-29 Chorus 10 in back with a short cage and for NYC that is fine, even for taking trips out of the city. The 34/29 combo is low enough. That said,...
07-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By zacster

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix...

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix EVO out for a second ride, this time a little longer at 20 miles or so. It is a 48cm frame, but a women's one too so a shorter top tube. But it actually...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By zacster

This thread is 10 years old. Things have changed.

This thread is 10 years old. Things have changed.
07-24-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 416,976
Posted By zacster

Try using plumber's teflon tape. It should work...

Try using plumber's teflon tape. It should work better even. But that begs the question, why not just replace the core. They don't cost much at all. I bought a box of 10 for $10, including the...
07-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By zacster

While I understand you just want to do this and...

While I understand you just want to do this and can afford it I assume, it does seem like a lot of money just to get disc brakes and wireless shifting. Even if you sell the other one, you'll be...
07-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By zacster

I had the opportunity to test this out just the...

I had the opportunity to test this out just the other day. I built up a 48 frame for my daughter, while I ride a 51. When I took her new bike out for a shake out ride I was perfectly comfortable on...
07-12-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

No I'm not. The brake housing is hidden in my...

No I'm not. The brake housing is hidden in my 1982 Italian steel bike. The brake housing stayed hidden but then they stuck the derailleur housing out in front, but still hid the brake cables. It...
07-11-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

I thought it was too when I finally took it out....

I thought it was too when I finally took it out. It is still much shorter than the factory housing on the bike it came from. I cut it down twice but it is still too long. It didn't affect the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By zacster

I finally got it all together today and it is...

I finally got it all together today and it is beautiful. I took it for a ride and it rides much better than my own bike. I just wish I were in better shape to really explode on it. I've been off...
07-11-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

This is what I built. I started with a...

This is what I built. I started with a Specialized Dolce Vita in a 44 size that was too small for my daughter, bought the frame, crank, BB, cables, tape and front derailleur and built it up with the...
07-10-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,353
Posted By zacster

I did Zwift and Sufferfest all winter a few years...

I did Zwift and Sufferfest all winter a few years ago and got into killer shape, and then went and did an in-person Peloton class at their main studio. I couldn't stand the hype of it all but I did...
07-08-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

Ok, I get everyone's point. But look at these...

Ok, I get everyone's point. But look at these instructions from the garden sprinkler I bought yesterday, in particular at the bottom:

...
07-05-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

Wait, what? A plastic knurled edge flush with the...

Wait, what? A plastic knurled edge flush with the arm is a hazard? GMAFB. Just look at the pic above of that after-market cap, and I wouldn't even have it protrude that much, nor would I make it 7075...
07-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

My first choice of improvised tool didn't work...

My first choice of improvised tool didn't work well, my thumb. In the end I used the rear end of a plastic tire lever and it was fine. I tightened it more than I knew was necessary to see how that...
07-01-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design...

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design something that needs a special tool if you’re not going to include it? Even IKEA includes them. Why even design it so it needs a tool at all? You...
06-30-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

Hollowtech II preload adjustment tool?

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Why does that require a special tool? Why isn't it a standard 8 or 10mm allen wrench that everybody already has, or is at least available at a hardware store? Why...
06-29-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By zacster

If SRAM is like Campy or Shimano, the higher...

If SRAM is like Campy or Shimano, the higher grade cassettes get expensive really fast. I usually go for the lower grade Campy, either Centaur or Veloce, since I'm not racing. On the usual ride I'd...
06-28-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By zacster

Back in the old days I would grease my cables if...

Back in the old days I would grease my cables if they got balky and they'd work again, but back in the old days brakes weren't nearly as smooth and derailleurs had down tube shifters. On a modern...
06-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By zacster

That's usually my approach anyway, especially...

That's usually my approach anyway, especially since I have the parts. It just struck me that there were differences as I always thought all road brakes were the same, only V-Brakes were any...
06-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By zacster

I'm used to the terms short pull and long pull...

I'm used to the terms short pull and long pull for road/cantis and V-brakes. Do these levers fall somewhere in between? Or are they even shorter pull? And will the levers work with the Codas? I...
06-26-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By zacster

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old"...

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old" super SLR and what is "NEW". It never specifies. Have you ever seen the complete Shimano compatibility chart? You need a Doctorate of Computer...
06-26-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By zacster

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee...

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee and am even having trouble walking at the moment. I used Keos for years now. When I went to physical therapy the first time for it, the first thing he...
06-26-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By zacster

Are 105 9sp brake levers different?

I read somewhere in this forum that the pull on the brake levers is different. I was going to put 105 brifters on a Cannondale that has the OEM Coda brakes on them. I have the 105 calipers too, but...
06-25-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By zacster

I guess they got on the bandwagon. The Campy is...

I guess they got on the bandwagon. The Campy is for 13sp, which I didn't even know was a thing.

It makes me feel old that 10sp is an old technology now.
06-25-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By zacster

New Shimano and Campy chains are designed to use...

New Shimano and Campy chains are designed to use a special pin, KMC chains are designed to use a quick link, I believe SRAM is too. I don't know about any other, nor does this apply to old style...
06-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By zacster

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin...

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin out fairly easily with the tool. With the new chains you have a hard time getting the pins out and it takes a good deal of force to get them out...
06-24-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By zacster

I had an FSA compact on my all Chorus bike and it...

I had an FSA compact on my all Chorus bike and it worked fine with shifting. That said, I replaced it with a Chorus crank a few years ago because I got tired of the retainer bolt loosening all the...
06-21-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By zacster

I pretty much figured the 10sp chain would be OK....

I pretty much figured the 10sp chain would be OK. I'll use that since I have one, I have three actually all brand new in box.
06-21-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By zacster

Cool. Do you use a 9, 10 or 11sp chain? I have...

Cool. Do you use a 9, 10 or 11sp chain? I have a bunch of 10sp KMC chains. Does a 10sp chain engage well enough with 9sp rears? I tried a 10sp on a 6sp rear and it just didn't engage. This was...
06-21-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By zacster

11sp crank on a 9sp setup?

My daughter needed a bigger frame as she outgrew the 44cm frame I bought her as a teen. I bought a 48 C'dale frame and fork and I'm going to transfer the 9sp parts from the small frame, but of...
06-20-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By zacster

I bought a tube when I first moved to Seattle and...

I bought a tube when I first moved to Seattle and still use it. That was in 1979! It just feels like it'll never run out and since I'm 67 now and temporarily unable to ride it should just last a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By zacster

The frame arrived today and it is beautiful!...

The frame arrived today and it is beautiful! There is only one mark on it from tire rub otherwise it is completely clean. Even the chain stay is clean. Now the twin sisters can ride their Cannondales...
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