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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By masi61

Can you give us some back story about your tri...

Can you give us some back story about your tri bike? Like what tires are you replacing? What width are they? What rims do these mount on? How wide is the internal width and/or the outer width? Are...
08-04-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 434
Posted By masi61

Do you have the compatible SunTour Accushift 7...

Do you have the compatible SunTour Accushift 7 speed cassette hub that accepts this cassette?

Just curious what cassette hub you are wanting to use this on.
08-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By masi61

Could your chain be too long? If so, when in the...

Could your chain be too long? If so, when in the small chainring the smaller cassette cogs would be making the derailleur pulleys try to wrap up the excess chain which a short cage RD might not be...
08-02-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,889
Posted By masi61

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have not weighed it yet.
08-02-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,889
Posted By masi61

I agreShannonM - these are almost too gorgeous to...

I agreShannonM - these are almost too gorgeous to use. If only Shimano would recognize the cult status of this stuff and re-issue some of it.

But short of this there is a real need for a tutorial...
08-02-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,889
Posted By masi61

My crazy homespun trekking triple that I have...

My crazy homespun trekking triple that I have built up is "vintage" in a cartoon kind of vintage way... I took 3 gold KCNC "SpiderRings" and mounted these on the correct BCD splined spider that...
08-02-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By masi61

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette...

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette with an HG lockring it appears you have a 7403 hub. The spline pattern is actually the same. So you can run a 9 or 10 speed cassette on there. You...
08-02-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By masi61

Not the 7700 freehub body but the transitional...

Not the 7700 freehub body but the transitional “7403” freehub body accepts both the UniGlide threaded outer locking cog or Hyperglide lockring to accept 8, 9 or 10 speed Shimano HG cassettes.
...
07-31-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By masi61

Niterider Lumina 950 took in water now on all the time

This is the one with an LCD display showing run time. I rode in the rain the other day and I could see the moisture under the plastic cover for the LCD display. I hoped it would dry out. Well this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,831
Posted By masi61

My experience with thinning the wax by heating...

My experience with thinning the wax by heating the crock pot on high is that the chain is a bit starved for wax and then starts to become noisy much earlier. This is my biggest complaint about waxing...
07-26-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,889
Posted By masi61

Any 110 bcd 5 bolt double (square taper) crank...

Any 110 bcd 5 bolt double (square taper) crank can be outfitted with an IRD triplizer mid ring (36 or 34 tooth I believe) to accept a 74 bcd inner ring. I'm sure there are high quality, lightweight...
07-23-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

Update: The PB blaster worked. I gotr the Pedro’s...

Update: The PB blaster worked. I gotr the Pedro’s tool in the mail today but it would have needed a fender washer to hold the M8 knurled bolt to hold it on the Shimano tool. So I carefully fried the...
07-23-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By masi61

Some cycling apparel companies make different...

Some cycling apparel companies make different grades of synthetic chamois pads. I use Voler and their lime green colored pad (I will have to look up the name of it - I think it might be the "orion"...
07-23-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By masi61

Yeah, thanks. More of a winter project. I might...

Yeah, thanks. More of a winter project. I might start with my "dead" rear 9 speed dura ace 7700 shifter (the one I made non-functional when I crashed into a fellow club member last year) and do a...
07-23-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By masi61

That would be the one - yes! I think these are a...

That would be the one - yes! I think these are a good value for sure. I found that the LED headlight is dim compared with my much brighter LED headlamp I normally use but this magnifier works just...
07-23-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By masi61

jeweler's lighted headlamp my new favorite gizmo

I just love the precision of most Shimano parts when I rebuild them (hubs, pedals). Once I disassemble something though, I realized how intricate the mechanisms are and how being impatient or...
07-23-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By masi61

Some of the lower rated rolling resistance tires...

Some of the lower rated rolling resistance tires can be some of the nicest riding for us ordinary riders. I am not a time trialist or triathalete so strait line speed is only one metric of a good...
07-23-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By masi61

I wondered if you were riding Gatorskins - and...

I wondered if you were riding Gatorskins - and indeed you are. There have been many people on these tire threads where the Gatorskins are described as having not very good ride quality. Also, as a...
07-23-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By masi61

These lights are only a little over 1 year old. I...

These lights are only a little over 1 year old. I wonder how many recharge cycles they can take before they are toast? Also, they appear to not be serviceable to where you can open it up to access...
07-23-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By masi61

Blinky Niterider & Cateye not getting a charge

Apparently the USB mini chargers I am using can’t reliably charge my LED tail lights any more. Twice recently my tail lights went dead during an under 3 hour ride when they were removed from a...
07-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By masi61

You might find the A23 to be a bone shaker but...

You might find the A23 to be a bone shaker but the wheel build, rim tape, tube choice and tire choice all contibute.

I’m curious what tires & tire pressures you were running. Last year I ran...
07-21-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By masi61

Solvents only get you so far. I haven’t tried it...

Solvents only get you so far. I haven’t tried it yet but I believe that you can partly disassemble the malfunctioning shifter down to where you can get a better look at the internals. I think I have...
07-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

Thanks for your reply. I went ahead and ordered...

Thanks for your reply. I went ahead and ordered the Pedro’s tool yesterday. I think I will apply a (32mm?) wrench then to the flats of the Shimano splined removal tool with less worry about the tool...
07-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

I’m hoping to take a Hollowgram 30mm mountain...

I’m hoping to take a Hollowgram 30mm mountain axle and collect up some spacers and wavy washers to make it sandwich together where I can apply the correct torque spec (for a road triple).
07-20-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My 1st spray with PB blaster on the non-drive...
07-20-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By masi61

‘The large curvature side is oriented correctly....

‘The large curvature side is oriented correctly. This Campy chain shows 0.0% stretch after ~1,000 miles of use BTW. I just wish it were a bit quieter.
07-20-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

yeah - some things are odd like that. I really am...

yeah - some things are odd like that. I really am tempted to speed things up considerably by just pressurizing my air compressor and giving the air impact a whirl.
07-20-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

My thought exactly! No one has been around so far...

My thought exactly! No one has been around so far but I will get my girlfriend entrusted to either stand on it or pull (or push) on the breaker bar.
07-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

yeah, over the last few days I was reading the...

yeah, over the last few days I was reading the thread about the Eddy Merckx Litespeed titanium with the stuck Octalink BB. Same kind of malfunction here. This Silk Tour 800 was purchased from Craig’s...
07-20-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

I just came back from O’Reilley’s. I got the...

I just came back from O’Reilley’s. I got the PB-blaster. They don’t carry the Kroil. I just sprayed a whole bunch in from the non-drive side (I was able to remove that lock ring no problem.
07-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

Cannondale Silk-Tour 800 stuck square taper BB

I’m assuming this threaded bottom bracket is English. I want to remove this square taper bottom bracket and so far it won’t budge:

...
07-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By masi61

One chain quietest in 39, on chain quietest in 53

I’m waxing my road bike chains and I am rotating 2 or 3 for the 3-9 bike and 2 for the 2x10 bike. On the 3x9 bike I have this lovely Campagnolo C-9 nine speed chain with Wippermann Connex link. This...
07-20-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,939
Posted By masi61

I would have liked to see photos of the tool you...

I would have liked to see photos of the tool you (or the bike shop) are using while engaged with the drive side splines. Are the splines stripping out at all?

Also, if your Italian threaded...
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By masi61

You can tell that the Dura Ace hubs in the middle...

You can tell that the Dura Ace hubs in the middle are indeed the 7 speed version since the freehub body is visually shorter. The Integrated 8 ones have a wider freehub body and the non-drive side...
07-17-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By masi61

Well I know that with no photos my thread isn't...

Well I know that with no photos my thread isn't going anywhere fast....

Good news about the Klein Performance. I now have a used Dura Ace 7803 triple crankset mounted and it appears it will work...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,044
Posted By masi61

I'm using the Caffelatex in my road wheels with...

I'm using the Caffelatex in my road wheels with the Panaracer Race A EVO3 tubeless tires with good results. I really don't know what to compare it to since this is is my first bike that I have...
07-07-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By masi61

What stem are you using? Could you switch to a...

What stem are you using? Could you switch to a lighter stem/handlebar set up? You could always invest in a quality one piece carbon fiber integrated stem/handlebar and loose quite a bit of weight...
07-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By masi61

21 mm bead to bead might require 23 or even 24mm...

21 mm bead to bead might require 23 or even 24mm to account for the curvature of the well.
07-02-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 749
Posted By masi61

I concur with what has been said about trying a...

I concur with what has been said about trying a cyclocross FD. The 46 tooth big ring isn't playing well with your 105 road double FD. The big chainring does look a bit worn. I thought I heard that...
07-01-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By masi61

This is what I would do. Older freewheels just...

This is what I would do. Older freewheels just didn’t wear out like lightweight modern cassettes. If you did identify skipping in a particular SunTour freewheel cog, you could replace the worn cog...
06-26-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By masi61

I just studied the differences between the 2 rims...

I just studied the differences between the 2 rims a bit more. The G540db is 25mm tall with a 28 mm external width and weighs 565 grams. The RR521db is 32mm tall with a 24 mm external width and weighs...
06-26-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By masi61

utoner34 - I would think that either of the DT...

utoner34 - I would think that either of the DT Swiss rims you linked would be suitable for your application. To take a guess, I'm thinking that the G540db rim at the lower price is manufactured in...
06-24-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By masi61

The Gazelle crank bolt dust cap is a nice touch...

The Gazelle crank bolt dust cap is a nice touch as well.
06-21-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By masi61

because I'm being bad and posting this from work?

because I'm being bad and posting this from work?
06-21-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By masi61

Wippermann Connex quick link issues with chain noise

I know that these Wippermann quick links are directional. I believe if you have it backwards where the deeply contoured part faces inward, the chain will click/chirp/no fully engage certain cassette...
06-18-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By masi61

i have seen all the OmniRacer parts on eBay as...

i have seen all the OmniRacer parts on eBay as well. I bought a carbon fiber FD braze-on adapter that is OmniRacer and it is nice.
These parts are Taiwanese and not priced so low as to suggest...
06-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By masi61

nearly built but incomplete "Grail" bikes at a discount

I'm no role model for finishing classic road bike builds in a reasonable time frame. My thoughts on how to complete each one have to marinate in my mind and gradually a great build takes shape. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By masi61

I for one am eagerly awaiting the official roll...

I for one am eagerly awaiting the official roll out. Just wish there were some on-line domestic retailers who will keep a good inventory at good prices.

I thought perhaps for their big 10 year...
06-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,533
Posted By masi61

Funny, mine is like this too. Some of the data...

Funny, mine is like this too. Some of the data functions well. But the trip distance & ride time date keeps resetting itself. I purchased a new set of genuine Shimano Dura Ace 7800 hoods since the...
06-07-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By masi61

I’m using “Gulf” canning wax that I buy at the...

I’m using “Gulf” canning wax that I buy at the grocery store and melt in a mini-crock pot. Currently I am trying to thin the wax slightly with a tablespoon or two of lamp oil from Wal-mart. For best...
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