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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a...

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a tough climb. I came back to cycling four years ago after almost eight years off due to my worn out knees. With new knees I ride slopes as steep as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,270
Posted By DaveSSS

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers...

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers and cranks. To use cable operated brakes, I have Juin-Tech GT calipers. I've got another build started with force hydro shifters and brakes.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,270
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been running wireless shifting for almost...

I've been running wireless shifting for almost two years. What sram calls sequential and compensating modes have never appealed to me. I just put a 2-sprocket limit on multi-shifts and use that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 993
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 69. In July I'll have two years on sram...

I'm 69. In July I'll have two years on sram force axs. Once set up, it doesn't need occasional tweaks. So much easier to make shifts from the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,682
Posted By DaveSSS

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18...

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18 pound range, there's very little to be gained with a lighter frame. Most of the lightest weight frames cost about $5000. That's a lot to pay to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,705
Posted By DaveSSS

The Pirelli tires are not the problem. Mine work...

The Pirelli tires are not the problem. Mine work great with orange seal endurance. Very little air loss.
06-07-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,981
Posted By DaveSSS

I use the tire pressure calculator at zipp.com. ...

I use the tire pressure calculator at zipp.com. It works for me. Tubeless tires at much lower pressures is what I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,474
Posted By DaveSSS

Try the pressure calculator at zipp.com. It...

Try the pressure calculator at zipp.com. It allows for tire width, internal rim width, tubed or tubeless, rider weight and type of road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,776
Posted By DaveSSS

It can take a lot of years to fully develop...

It can take a lot of years to fully develop cycling muscles. It also takes a lot of miles. When I was working, I could only find the time for 2-3,000 miles per year. I rode with some guys who were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By DaveSSS

Force cassettes have all had the noise reducing...

Force cassettes have all had the noise reducing stealth rings for almost 2 years now. I bought two early model 10-36 cassettes in July of 2020 and they had them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,780
Posted By DaveSSS

Riding a twisting mountain descent on the brake...

Riding a twisting mountain descent on the brake hoods is a bad idea. You should be in the drops, where your hands can apply maximum braking and steering is more precise. I rode the same 10 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By DaveSSS

The most common problem is improper FD setup. ...

The most common problem is improper FD setup. It's easy to set the alignment marks parallel to the big ring, then fail to notice that the FD rotated a bit when the clamp bolt was fully tightened. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By DaveSSS

I use the pressure calculator at zipp.com. It...

I use the pressure calculator at zipp.com. It was spot on with 19mm hooked rims and 28mm tires, but recommended only 52 psi front with 23mm hookless rims and 30mm tires. I ran that pressure for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By DaveSSS

Try Galfer standard pads. TruckerCo pads get...

Try Galfer standard pads. TruckerCo pads get good reviews. It's up to you to figure out the style number.

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Bicycle-Brake-Unisex-Adult/dp/B08K8KKP69

Google is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By DaveSSS

Michelin pro service course or power endurance at...

Michelin pro service course or power endurance at biketiresdirect.com
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By DaveSSS

For the record, the axs flat top chain is...

For the record, the axs flat top chain is compatible with many other cranks and cassettes. I began using axs chains on my Campy 12 drivetrains long before switching to Force AXS shifters and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,171
Posted By DaveSSS

I recently bought zipp 303s hookless wheels with...

I recently bought zipp 303s hookless wheels with 23mm internal width. They cost $1300. I decided to go up 2mm on tire width to 30mm Pirelli p zero tires. They were very easy to install. I used...
02-23-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By DaveSSS

Mineral spirits or camp stove fuel will not leave...

Mineral spirits or camp stove fuel will not leave any residue. Isopropyl alcohol isn't a great degreaser and has 9-30% water in it. The solvent used to clean auto body parts before painting is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By DaveSSS

I have two 12 speed bikes and alternate the use...

I have two 12 speed bikes and alternate the use of 8 chains between them. I use a home made paraffin based liquid lube and take a chain off about every fourth week or 600 miles, for cleaning. My...
02-05-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,658
Posted By DaveSSS

The saddle fore/aft position should not be used...

The saddle fore/aft position should not be used to reduce reach. If you're too far forward relative to the crank, it will put too much weight on your hands.
Even though I have a short torso, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,219
Posted By DaveSSS

It's hard to post anything here without being...

It's hard to post anything here without being nitpicked and misinterpreted. Cut me some slack. I know full that the young and powerful can get by without the lowest of gears, but 2x offers far more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By DaveSSS

The pressure calculator at zipp.com is the best...

The pressure calculator at zipp.com is the best I've found. I just put Pirelli p zero 30mm tires on zipp 303s hookless wheels. For my weight, 52/56 psi was suggested. With 19mm internal width...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,219
Posted By DaveSSS

I would expect the pandemic situation to set back...

I would expect the pandemic situation to set back any new product introduction back by at least a year, maybe two. To buy all of the components to make a force or red group usually requires ordering...
01-17-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By DaveSSS

You won't find a RD with a 52T wrap capacity. ...

You won't find a RD with a 52T wrap capacity. Most RDs that can handle a sprocket larger than a 36 are 1X and don't need more than 42T of wrap, for a 10-52. An MTB might use a 34 with a 10-52. A...
01-12-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,557
Posted By DaveSSS

I just bought a set of Zipp 303s wheels with...

I just bought a set of Zipp 303s wheels with hookless 23mm internal width rims. For a 140 pound rider, and 30mm tires, the recommended tire pressure is 51 front, 54 rear. My Pirelli P Zero TLR...
01-06-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By DaveSSS

These days, there's little use for a gauge that...

These days, there's little use for a gauge that goes that high or one for a Schrader valve. Yes it will work on a car, but the pressure range is too high.
12-25-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,557
Posted By DaveSSS

I didn't bother to read many responses, but...

I didn't bother to read many responses, but enough to realize that some people still have the misconception that higher tire pressures result in less rolling resistance. That's not true on the...
12-23-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,557
Posted By DaveSSS

I don't get punctures with tubed or tubeless,...

I don't get punctures with tubed or tubeless, where I ride. No punctures in over 16,000 miles. Pinch flats from hitting rocks is a possibility that I cured with 28mm tubeless. If your frame can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By DaveSSS

The biggest issue might be tire size. 23mm was...

The biggest issue might be tire size. 23mm was the norm years ago. Some frames barely allow 25mm and not 28mm. Having 28mm tubeless tires that can be used with pressures in the 60-70 psi range...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,912
Posted By DaveSSS

You'd need to be more specific for that statement...

You'd need to be more specific for that statement to be of any value. All brands now list stack and reach and they should list the stem length and bar reach on complete bikes with integrated bars. ...
12-07-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,214
Posted By DaveSSS

Try the tire pressure calculator at zipp.com....

Try the tire pressure calculator at zipp.com. Real world testing has shown that it's not necessary to use 23mm tires at 110psi to get low rolling resistance. Zipp recommends 62/64 psi for my 28mm...
12-07-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By DaveSSS

To change sealant brand, it's best to remove the...

To change sealant brand, it's best to remove the tire, clean it out and start new. I bought this kit for adding sealant.

...
12-05-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,518
Posted By DaveSSS

Time marches on. 10 speed lacks availability,...

Time marches on. 10 speed lacks availability, except for low level drivetains. I started using 11 speed in 2008 and 12 speed in 2019.
11-29-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By DaveSSS

Another thought is to check the pads to be sure...

Another thought is to check the pads to be sure that they are the correct model. There are many different models. Look at the back side to see if there are marks left by the pistons. If those marks...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,633
Posted By DaveSSS

I won't risk crashing if the roads are wet or...

I won't risk crashing if the roads are wet or black ice might occur. Dry winter roads only. In Colorado there's certainly some salt or magnesium chloride, but not that much. I use a damp rag after...
11-07-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By DaveSSS

My knees were mostly worn out in 2010 at age 57,...

My knees were mostly worn out in 2010 at age 57, so I quit cycling. I had both knees replaced in 2017 - one in January and one in November. I went back to cycling in July of 2018. I lost a lot of...
10-30-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,203
Posted By DaveSSS

A possible problem is the increase in tire...

A possible problem is the increase in tire diameter. Tires get taller as they get wider. My fork limits the front
tire diameter long before the rear.
10-13-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By DaveSSS

There's a long time Campy expert who goes by old...

There's a long time Campy expert who goes by old potatoe on the paceline forum. He has access to all available parts and could overhaul both levers and get new hoods, if available. I used Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,070
Posted By DaveSSS

Sure glad that I bought wheels that need no rim...

Sure glad that I bought wheels that need no rim tape (fulcrum racing 3), used orange seal endurance and Michelin 28mm tires that only need about 65 psi. That should minimize problems. I already know...
10-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By DaveSSS

A 30 or 31 little chain ring with a 36 is about...

A 30 or 31 little chain ring with a 36 is about the same as a 34/40, so shimano grx cranks might be an option to get lower gears. The grx chainline is wider, but I corrected mine with spacing...
10-12-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By DaveSSS

Weights listed on high dollar bikes never include...

Weights listed on high dollar bikes never include pedals or bottle cages. Some brands like to brag about specific low weights and others don't. Frame only weights are usually listed, just for a...
10-12-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,127
Posted By DaveSSS

I use 4 chains in a rotation for each of my SRAM...

I use 4 chains in a rotation for each of my SRAM force axs 12 speed bikes. I take a chain off for cleaning about every 600 miles and ride about 5,000 miles per year. By alternating the use of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By DaveSSS

I've never used the sram tool. Even with it, you...

I've never used the sram tool. Even with it, you should do an eyeball check for parallelism after tightening the clamp bolt. The tool won't stop the FD from rotating when the clamp bolt is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By DaveSSS

One thing I should add is that the marks on the...

One thing I should add is that the marks on the cage must be parallel to the big ring, but they won't be located directly over the big ring. It's the parallelism that's critical. I'm not fond of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By DaveSSS

Sram etap axs 12 speed is what I have and is...

Sram etap axs 12 speed is what I have and is different than etap 11, but I see the same type of alignment marks on the FD cage. 12 speed has a height window stamped inside the cage that's used to set...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,907
Posted By DaveSSS

No way I'd ride over that. Much like a wooden...

No way I'd ride over that. Much like a wooden bridge with gaps between boards wider than a tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,533
Posted By DaveSSS

My SMP Stratos saddles cost about $250 each. ...

My SMP Stratos saddles cost about $250 each. That’s the most I've ever paid, but they're the most comfortable I've ever owned.
09-22-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,553
Posted By DaveSSS

I switched to tubeless to enjoy the big...

I switched to tubeless to enjoy the big improvement in ride that I get from riding 28mm michelin tires with a pressure in the 60's, as recommended by the pressure calculator at zipp.com. Before...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By DaveSSS

Sizing up might be done to raise the bars 20mm...

Sizing up might be done to raise the bars 20mm and only require a 10mm shorter stem to get the same reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By DaveSSS

I have a wind breaker jacket that wads up enough...

I have a wind breaker jacket that wads up enough to fit in a jersey pocket. I put that on if I'm going up to Estes Park when it's 50. No need for anything else other than a summer jersey.
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