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08-12-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 171
Posted By himespau

Some heat-shrinkable wrap (squeeze it together...

Some heat-shrinkable wrap (squeeze it together and slide it into one of the sleeves/tubes of heat shrink wire wrap and then heat it up to shrink) might be a good safety precaution to keep from...
08-12-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,102
Posted By himespau

Heck, if you were going to add pegs, you could...

Heck, if you were going to add pegs, you could have more easily just rotated your non-drive side pedal 180 degrees so that the 2 pedals were at the same position and left your feet on them all the...
08-12-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,179
Posted By himespau

:beer:

:beer:
08-11-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,179
Posted By himespau

I have to agree that it looks like that saddle...

I have to agree that it looks like that saddle angle would be uncomfortable for me and everything else might change if that did. On the other hand, if that saddle angle works for you, go for it.
08-11-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By himespau

A cable stop that will fit onto the aero dt...

A cable stop that will fit onto the aero dt shifter braze-on?
08-10-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,014
Views: 508,966
Posted By himespau

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling...

Holy cow, I feel like a rock star. I was cooling down after a group ride that I was supposed to be doing at z2 (yeah right, ride didn't have a set pace and I found a group too tempting not to chase)...
08-10-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,617
Posted By himespau

Given the new trend that super wide forks and...

Given the new trend that super wide forks and seatstays might be more aero, it would seem to allow for fat tires. Allowing fat tires and dropper seatposts at the same time might cause someone at the...
08-10-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By himespau

And here's where you tell us that it still has...

And here's where you tell us that it still has the campus registration sticker on it from the college where you met her and it got stolen (OK, maybe that's too much of a coincidence).
08-10-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,617
Posted By himespau

I'd say he was a big influence on the wider...

I'd say he was a big influence on the wider tires. If nothing else for showing that the perfectly smooth roller as a test for rolling resistance wasn't the be-all and end-all of testing. Not sure...
08-10-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,617
Posted By himespau

Oh, I'm not saying that he cynically...

Oh, I'm not saying that he cynically did/published the research with the sole aim to sell more products, but Mark B had said that magazines were unlikely to go against the norm of what pros were...
08-10-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,617
Posted By himespau

[/list] Unless they're Jan Heine and are...

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Unless they're Jan Heine and are absolutely convinced the consensus is wrong. I think he's been talking about planing and useful flex almost as long (longer?) than he has the benefits of...
08-10-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By himespau

This was going to be my suggestion as well.

This was going to be my suggestion as well.
08-09-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17,067
Views: 1,198,682
Posted By himespau

hope it's just a sprain and you heal quickly.

hope it's just a sprain and you heal quickly.
08-09-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17,067
Views: 1,198,682
Posted By himespau

Feel better. And take it easy with chest pains...

Feel better. And take it easy with chest pains on the bike. I just found out that a guy I used to ride on Zwift with sometimes a year or so back died in the middle of a Zwift race last week. ...
08-09-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By himespau

That looks like a ton of work to polish all those...

That looks like a ton of work to polish all those welds smooth.
08-08-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 674
Posted By himespau

Great job.

Great job.
08-08-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By himespau

Thanks. I've read about using diluted white...

Thanks. I've read about using diluted white vinegar to green up copper bells, but am not sure if there is a coating on top. Your tarnishing experience says not (all my other Crane bells are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By himespau

+1 get a 2nd opinion. I had a lot of issues with...

+1 get a 2nd opinion. I had a lot of issues with my bikes (things I couldn't fix myself) that I wasn't able to get much improvement on after taking them to a local shop. Finally, moved onto a new...
08-08-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By himespau

I have a copper crane bell that's going on my...

I have a copper crane bell that's going on my next bike build (saddle also has copper rails/rivets. I'm hoping that it will tarnish green with time. Probably some sort of coating (or low copper...
08-08-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,812
Posted By himespau

The value for shiftmates is if you like the...

The value for shiftmates is if you like the mechanism of Campagnolo 10, but want a wider range cassette (Campy 10 only ever supported 29 or 30T big cogs). A Jtek shiftmate allowed you to use...
08-08-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By himespau

I found that the Hincapie shorts fit pretty...

I found that the Hincapie shorts fit pretty similarly (in size anyway) to PI shorts. The Hincapie Signatures had a bit more of a racier fit like the Elite and Pro PI shorts and had a more dense...
08-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By himespau

The only risk is that you mentioned Tiagra 10...

The only risk is that you mentioned Tiagra 10 speed. There's nothing particularly wrong with Tiagra 10 speed, but it has a complication. Just about any other Shimano group (you want to keep all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,120
Posted By himespau

I used to like the Espresso flavor of those, but...

I used to like the Espresso flavor of those, but got tired of the mess if I tried sipping them periodically (too thick for me to take down all at once), so I moved to their Bloks for periodic help...
08-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By himespau

Nice looking bike. That tire clearance to your...

Nice looking bike. That tire clearance to your brakes looks...tight. Reminds me of a bike I had once where, when I took it on a dirt road, the dirt added to the tire made it rub on the bottom of...
08-08-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By himespau

Wow, that is nice.

Wow, that is nice.
08-08-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By himespau

Amazing coincidence

Amazing coincidence
08-08-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By himespau

I'm not sure how well a 7-speed transmission...

I'm not sure how well a 7-speed transmission would work with a direct drive trainer. You'd have to find a 7 speed cassette that you could fit on it.
08-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 506
Posted By himespau

I know it's not as clean looking (looks very...

I know it's not as clean looking (looks very industrial with the visible welds), but my favorite quill stem is the Nitto Ui-12. Lots of length options, either 0 or -17 degrees (something to check...
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By himespau

I doubt anyone would to go the expense/effort of...

I doubt anyone would to go the expense/effort of taking a bike of that level and repainting/decalling it to make it a fake Bianchi, but I've been known to do some pretty economically unwise things in...
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By himespau

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
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Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By himespau

I had a Concorde Aquila with the PDM paint scheme...

I had a Concorde Aquila with the PDM paint scheme from roughly that era, and it had SLX tubing. I loved that bike. It rode wonderfully until I got hit by a car while riding it. The Squadra was a...
08-06-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 506
Posted By himespau

Isn't there a "new SL" that significantly...

Isn't there a "new SL" that significantly different than the stuff from the 80's? Would "new SLX" just be that with helical reinforcements, or is this frame too old for the "new SL"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,035
Posted By himespau

You know, maybe if you spent less time smoking a...

You know, maybe if you spent less time smoking a J on the side of the road waiting for them, your lungs will be in better shape to help you get dropped less. Just a thought.
08-05-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By himespau

Really nice.

Really nice.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By himespau

Never underestimate the role that aesthetics...

Never underestimate the role that aesthetics plays in purchasing decisions. Not that it's the only thing, but there is a lot about decisions (not just type of joining) that comes down to what you...
08-05-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By himespau

If you're planning on doing 10-20 mile rides...

If you're planning on doing 10-20 mile rides exclusively on roads, you'd probably be better off looking for a drop bar road bike. A lot of these seem to be mountain bikes or hybrids. Nothing wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,035
Posted By himespau

I don't suppose you started with them so they...

I don't suppose you started with them so they knew and trusted you did you?
08-05-22, 11:40 AM
08-03-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By himespau

That quote about them being "widely different...

That quote about them being "widely different things" just tells me that your source doesn't know what they're talking about (I say that as someone who will be teaching this in college-level...
08-03-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,169
Posted By himespau

Win or loose, Radbikes is going to have a much...

Win or loose, Radbikes is going to have a much larger insurance premium next year. Whether or not other ebike manufacturers do too is the only question.
08-03-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,911
Posted By himespau

Lactate is the conjugate base of lactic acid. ...

Lactate is the conjugate base of lactic acid. From a chemical perspective they're essentially the same thing (at least under physiological conditions in bodily fluids). You put lactic acid into...
08-03-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,077
Posted By himespau

:love:

:love:
08-03-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By himespau

I've always kind of wanted a pro miyata, but I...

I've always kind of wanted a pro miyata, but I like wider tires. Good to know that I should be aware of that if I keep them on the list in the future.
08-03-22, 07:10 AM
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12,352
Views: 2,674,271
Posted By himespau

What is going on with that sandwich?

What is going on with that sandwich?
08-02-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By himespau

Oh, I agree 100%. I've got a 1989-ish Colnago...

Oh, I agree 100%. I've got a 1989-ish Colnago Master Piu frame with Campagnolo 10 speed, am building a 1996 Merckx Titanium EX again with 10 speed Campagnolo, my last bike (got hit by a car) was a...
08-02-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,453
Posted By himespau

Be careful, but go for it. Make sure your...

Be careful, but go for it. Make sure your dropouts are properly aligned when you're done. I used a couple pieces of threaded rod (with washers and nuts on both sides of each dropout) and went nice...
08-02-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By himespau

This doesn't remotely answer your question, but...

This doesn't remotely answer your question, but compares modern (as of a couple years ago) 105 to 2009 Dura Ace. Not sure you'd see as much difference between 2013 and 2007. That's just 1-2...
08-02-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By himespau

Unfortunately, Campagnolo 8 speed freehubs are...

Unfortunately, Campagnolo 8 speed freehubs are different from the Campagnolo freehubs that fit 9-12 speed cassettes, so you're probably going to need to replace the rear wheel in addition to the...
08-02-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By himespau

^^^Great quote.

^^^Great quote.
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