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12-06-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By coupster

Built my own a couple of years ago from a kit...

Built my own a couple of years ago from a kit from a now defunct non profit. The head tube, bottom bracket shell, top of the seat tube and the dropouts are steel. The rest is bamboo held together...
08-11-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By coupster

You want rat trap pedals, Ditch the toe clips and...

You want rat trap pedals, Ditch the toe clips and get a pair of Power Grips. Almost as secure as clipless. 500% safer than slotted cleats and straps, They were and still are dangerous. Screw...
04-18-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,494
Posted By coupster

Some threadless headsets require a slight gap...

Some threadless headsets require a slight gap between the top of the steerer tube on the fork and the top cap of the stem (integrated or not). Without that gap, the adjustment bolt will work itself...
04-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By coupster

I only use the saddle rails for a bag. As seen...

I only use the saddle rails for a bag. As seen from above, my load is a bit on the heavy side and I've never had good luck with saddle straps - could not get them tight enough not to move around and...
04-15-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By coupster

Many, many years ago I was given a saddle bag...

Many, many years ago I was given a saddle bag based around the German KLICKfix system. I was thrilled. I was able to buy additional adapters and pack one tool bag for multiple bikes - switch bikes,...
03-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By coupster

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I...

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I recommend this tool, Pedros Cassette Vice https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip-ii/ . A bit pricey but well worth the expense for...
03-28-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By coupster

Just get a screw on presta >schraeder adapter and...

Just get a screw on presta >schraeder adapter and go to town. They cost a couple of bucks - at most - from your LBS. T'were I to replace my 30 YO Craftsman, I'd look closely at Harbor Freight's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By coupster

Check ebay. Complete wiring harnesses are...

Check ebay. Complete wiring harnesses are available for Astrale 8.
11-10-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,952
Posted By coupster

To all of you that want to go anywhere near a...

To all of you that want to go anywhere near a downed line, please go right ahead with my blessings and encouragement. The world will be a much better place with less yahoos and idiots.
10-24-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,647
Posted By coupster

How confident are you that it'll all still be...

How confident are you that it'll all still be there when you return? A flat tire certainly wouldn't slow down any thief - especially if its a nice looking bike.

Learn how to fix a flat. Get a...
05-05-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By coupster

I put one on my Synapse for the summer to hold a...

I put one on my Synapse for the summer to hold a third water bottle. Other than temporarily messing with muscle memory, it works great. On the clearance side, pay attention to the length of your...
05-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,162
Posted By coupster

I've got a similar design one permanently mounted...

I've got a similar design one permanently mounted just outboard of the stem. When I know that I'm going to need more water on a long ride I mount a cage and away I go - when I'm done I take the cage...
04-01-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,288
Posted By coupster

Maybe Cannondale recycles serial numbers. That...

Maybe Cannondale recycles serial numbers. That seatpost clamp was only used on the first iteration of the Synapse - 2009-2012. And those wheels were definitely not stock ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By coupster

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A couple of years back I was bored and looking for something to do, so I built a...
01-25-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,280
Posted By coupster

Since you asked so nice. Direct from the pages of...

Since you asked so nice. Direct from the pages of Park Tool Catalogue (no date). It is part of a set of Pin Spanners SPA 1-6

SPA-1 Green - Fits adjusting cone on most 3 piece cranks
SPA-2 Red -...
01-03-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By coupster

Seriously look at aerotech's website. They show...

Seriously look at aerotech's website. They show pictures of the pad. Just thick enough to absorb the sweat and protect from chafing. They are not the bloated diaper pad of other modern shorts. I`ve...
01-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By coupster

Try Aerotech Designs Pro shorts....

Try Aerotech Designs Pro shorts. https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html They are padded but only minimally, more anti-chafe than padding. They are all I wear now..
09-17-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,168
Posted By coupster

A light coat of spray contact cement on one (1)...

A light coat of spray contact cement on one (1) surface only (probably the inner sole would be best) should give you the tack you need and the removability you want. Let it dry completely before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,338
Posted By coupster

To OP and all respondents: Whatever front light...

To OP and all respondents: Whatever front light you buy or use, PLEASE, angle it downwards. I'm am getting really po'ed by being blinded during the daytime by the lights of oncoming cyclists on the...
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,012
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
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