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11-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By zacster

I've had a Kickr Core for about 4-5 years now and...

I've had a Kickr Core for about 4-5 years now and it has worked flawlessly. They are well made and quiet. I set it up and plugged it in after it sat from the prior year and it just worked.

Just be...
11-05-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,864
Posted By zacster

I traveled with my bike on an airplane just once...

I traveled with my bike on an airplane just once and the problem I found is that the bike carrier is just too big to fit in any vehicle that isn't a van, which in some places will be a severe limit. ...
10-17-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,400
Posted By zacster

Just look at the pic with the Grateful Dead...

Just look at the pic with the Grateful Dead jersey, compared to the ones I'm comfortable in that are longer. I was a skinny kid, but at 67yo I've put on weight and only a large will fit, but some of...
10-12-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,400
Posted By zacster

I went to check the brands and sizes but mostly...

I went to check the brands and sizes but mostly they are worn off. The newer ones, Grateful Dead and Police are Profile Designs in a large. That's about all I can discern beyond the Giordana one,...
10-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,400
Posted By zacster

Here's a pic of my jersey collection. Note how...

Here's a pic of my jersey collection. Note how they get shorter as you go from left to right even though they are all the same size. The three leftmost are OK, the rest aren't. The furthest right...
10-11-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,400
Posted By zacster

Why are cycling jerseys so short?

As I've aged, all of my jerseys have "shrunk", which wouldn't be so bad except that they are all so short. Even the new ones I've bought in a larger size seem to be too short. I don't like bib...
09-30-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By zacster

At least outdoors your are constantly shifting...

At least outdoors your are constantly shifting position. Indoors you barely move your butt.
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Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,348
Posted By zacster

How the hell did this post make it into a 12 year...

How the hell did this post make it into a 12 year old thread? It is motorcycle related, and only matches on the keyword "ghetto". Talk about automated spam.
Forum: Northeast
09-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By zacster

That's the first one that came to mind for me as...

That's the first one that came to mind for me as well. There's also Toga on West End Ave and 64th.
09-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,141
Posted By zacster

The first time I had a torn meniscus I got a...

The first time I had a torn meniscus I got a cortisone shot and it was so effective I almost cancelled the surgery. The orthopedist guaranteed that the pain would return in time. I have recently...
09-22-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

A 5 speed freewheel? That's 120 spacing, not...

A 5 speed freewheel? That's 120 spacing, not even 126. Has this frame been spread?

And what worked on the Cross Check is irrelevant here. Some combos are just not meant to be. I know I've...
09-20-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By zacster

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner...

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner store. It is just so much more comfortable. This reminds me I need to go through my collection and toss some of them. They are all getting stretched out.
09-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,141
Posted By zacster

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. ...

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. They are more likely to understand what you want. If nothing else, get a second opinion from one. I'm currently recovering from meniscus tear...
09-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By zacster

FWIW I put an 11sp 105 crank onto a bike that was...

FWIW I put an 11sp 105 crank onto a bike that was otherwise 105 9sp and used a 10sp chain with it. I also put an 11sp 105 FD on it because the new frame had a braze on but the old frame was clamp...
09-15-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,140
Posted By zacster

I used my TM-1 only to get the spokes within...

I used my TM-1 only to get the spokes within reasonable range and roundness. Once there I'd true the wheel without it and check again. If that last check was still reasonable I'd let it be. If I...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By zacster

I won't miss the hairpin turn on the current...

I won't miss the hairpin turn on the current entrance to the GWB. It's great that they built the ramps on the north side but building a better ramp on the south side should've been done years ago ...
09-10-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By zacster

Backwards or upside down? I think the triangular...

Backwards or upside down? I think the triangular shape mount would make it impossible to mount backwards with the toe facing back. My first thought was upside down.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,437
Posted By zacster

That looks just like NYC for commuting!

That looks just like NYC for commuting!
09-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By zacster

I would stick with that then. In fact, I did! ...

I would stick with that then. In fact, I did! When I did the shims for my trainer it was only because there was no choice. 34/29 is plenty low for me.
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,873
Posted By zacster

As it turns out I never needed another saddle or...

As it turns out I never needed another saddle or any other bike related product this summer. Not long after this thread something popped in my knee. It was a torn meniscus, and a big tear at that,...
09-04-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By zacster

It seems to be working for me again.

It seems to be working for me again.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By zacster

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two...

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two newer models. All work well. One is on my road bike, one on my commuter, and the third was to replace the older one but realized I just didn't need...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By zacster

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made...

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made for a certain pressure and anything less just feels squishy to me, not more comfortable. When I've gotten flats out on the road I'm always looking for...
08-29-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By zacster

Infinite scroll not working

I can't seem to get infinite scroll to work today on Firefox on an iMac. It had been previously working without any issues for years. It wouldn't be that big a deal but I don't seem to be getting...
08-25-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By zacster

And how does it shift now?

And how does it shift now?
Forum: Northeast
08-21-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 121,254
Posted By zacster

Hey Tom, you're still around! Anyway, I...

Hey Tom, you're still around! Anyway, I completely stopped using Citibike about 3-4 years ago when I found that I was riding my own bike to and from work on a more regular basis, and then I retired....
08-18-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,360
Posted By zacster

And I was right that when 11sp did come out it...

And I was right that when 11sp did come out it would be cross-compatible because of the lack of space to do it differently from each other.

I see these old threads come up in my subscriptions or...
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,473
Posted By zacster

I bought one online for a good price and it went...

I bought one online for a good price and it went back. There was no way I was subjecting my old butt to that for even a day to break it in.

See my thread here:...
08-17-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

Was it the original 7sp hubs that wouldn't fit? ...

Was it the original 7sp hubs that wouldn't fit? My hub was a 7sp LX mtb type hub and 10sp would not fit. I ran 9 of 10 though without problem.
08-17-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had...

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had 10sp shifters and 10sp rear derailleur. The solution is simple then. Put a 10sp cassette on the rear. The only issue is that earlier hubs can only...
08-15-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By zacster

Housing and derailleur hanger are the likely...

Housing and derailleur hanger are the likely culprits. I have the hanger alignment tool and it really only takes a few minutes. I've used it on a few bikes where I've helped people out and they are...
08-15-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

If you want to mix and match you should set those...

If you want to mix and match you should set those shifters to friction. Indexing will never work properly unless you get lucky and find that one specific Shimano product that magically has the...
08-11-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 39,007
Posted By zacster

The trick is you need an 11sp hub. A 10sp will...

The trick is you need an 11sp hub. A 10sp will run out of room. Also, you can't put too large a cog on a Campy setup. Their 10sp stuff can't handle it.
08-11-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By zacster

OK, thanks all. What you are saying makes sense....

OK, thanks all. What you are saying makes sense.

For the BB, I used the anti-seize only on the threads where the two side go together. I used grease everywhere else. The instructions were...
08-11-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
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: 39
Views: 3,360
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: 374
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: 471
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: 39
Views: 3,360
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: 786
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: 2,836
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: 393
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: 994
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: 733
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: 575
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: 393
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: 575
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: 63
Views: 3,125
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: 646,444
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: 646,444
Posted By zacster

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