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07-05-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 547
Posted By Litespud

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a...

in addition, a couple of nitrile gloves and a small Swiss army knife
07-03-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 891
Posted By Litespud

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? ...

why on earth are you spending $40 on bar tape? Tape is a wear item - buy a $10 roll, replace it every few months, youíll be an expert after a few rolls
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 591
Posted By Litespud

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels...

disks are the future - rim brakes and wheels arenít going to disappear any time soon, but I imagine the selection of parts will start to contract, so when you go to replace/upgrade parts, youíll have...
06-28-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By Litespud

absolutely - I donít do well in the heat. Any...

absolutely - I donít do well in the heat. Any breeze - even a headwind, within reason - is a benefit if Iím suffering
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,097
Posted By Litespud

Yes, I ran latex for a couple of years, and in my...

Yes, I ran latex for a couple of years, and in my experience at least, when combined with a supple high thread count tire like a Vittoria Open Corsa, the ride was superb, but they were just too damn'...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,097
Posted By Litespud

There was a recent GCN video where the guy...

There was a recent GCN video where the guy compared rolling resistance of butyl, latex and TPU tubes in a super-cheap tire vs a premium (GP5k, IIRC) tire. The experiment comprised riding on a "smart...
06-24-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By Litespud

are you determined to find a chorus cassette?...

are you determined to find a chorus cassette? Centaur 12-30 10sp cassettes are, if not common, relatively easy to find, are cheaper, and completely compatible with any Campag 10sp drivetrain. I use...
06-24-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Litespud

sounds like my typical bike overhaul before I got...

sounds like my typical bike overhaul before I got fancy with a repair stand and proper tools. It got the job done. BTWI doubt if your guitar tuning app was reading megahertz (millions of hertz) -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Litespud

They're your nuts.....

They're your nuts.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Litespud

if the rails are coming loose, then yes, get a...

if the rails are coming loose, then yes, get a new saddle. If youíre really attached to this one (and the top isnít too worn), I suppose you could remove it and try dripping some epoxy into the holes...
06-21-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Litespud

Iíve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular...

Iíve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular hacksaw blade. I use a new blade for the purpose and wet everything down at start and during to reduce dust. Let blade do the cutting and donít lean on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,798
Posted By Litespud

without question the ouzo pro is a great fork. I...

without question the ouzo pro is a great fork. I had one years ago until I ďgarage dooredĒ my bike. I replaced it with a steel fork, but after several years of looking, found a NOS uncut Ouzo Pro,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By Litespud

in exactly the same boat - Iím hoping that Campag...

in exactly the same boat - Iím hoping that Campag come up with at least a Shimano-esque semi-wireless system, but full wireless would be ideal
06-18-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Litespud

As I understand it, the difference between...

As I understand it, the difference between medium-cage and long-cage Campag 10sp RDs is chain wrap capacity. The med-cage has an official chain wrap capacity of 30, so a long-cage RD is likely well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By Litespud

if various sources of online blather are to be...

if various sources of online blather are to be believed, Campag are due an upgrade (SR EPS is 4 years old, I think), so maybe 13 sp road, some form of wireless, EPS dipping down into Chorus, or some...
06-18-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Litespud

no you donít need rim tape, which is used in a...

no you donít need rim tape, which is used in a regular wheel to stop the inner tube protruding into the spoke holes. I use a ~2Ē piece of rim tape spanning the valve hole (with the requisite hole in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Litespud

Campag ends are literally a hairsbreadth thinner....

Campag ends are literally a hairsbreadth thinner. It takes ~30 sec gentle filing to make the Shimano/Jagwire ends Campag-compatible - that's what I've been doing for years - works fine. File a little...
06-16-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,031
Posted By Litespud

I'll ride up to maybe 100F, but it's the sun...

I'll ride up to maybe 100F, but it's the sun that's the issue, not the temperature (I burn). I'll also go out into the low 30s if it's dry. So, 32F - 100F, but 55F-65F is my ideal
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Litespud

jagwire sell cable sets (either separate shift...

jagwire sell cable sets (either separate shift and brake set or combined) in various colors (red, yellow, blue etc). Iíve been using yellow sets for years on my Chorus 10 setup. You have to look...
06-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,266
Posted By Litespud

I was pretty skeptical about the need for a...

I was pretty skeptical about the need for a Varia, but I wanted a decent rear flasher that lasted more than the 4 hours I was getting from my current flashers. I already had a Garmin 530 head unit....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,430
Posted By Litespud

yeah Iím terrible at checking the age of a...

yeah Iím terrible at checking the age of a thread. Although, in fairness, I didnít wake the zombie 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,430
Posted By Litespud

I ran Vector Pros (same paired spoke design,...

I ran Vector Pros (same paired spoke design, fewer spokes (14F, 16R)) for ~16 years/~50,000 miles. I'm 185 lb. They were completely bulletproof. The only potential downside with this design is if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,098
Posted By Litespud

Don't know about ATV and MC tires, but car tires...

Don't know about ATV and MC tires, but car tires run at ~30 psi and they're way more rigid than a bike tire - I can't imagine any circumstance where an inflated, or even an overinflated car tire...
06-10-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,597
Posted By Litespud

the only thing you need to concern yourself with...

the only thing you need to concern yourself with is not to unconsciously mimic the other group riders when they coast - could make the ride way more interesting as you're launched into the air. Flat...
06-10-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Litespud

I'm personally not a fan of full-length housing,...

I'm personally not a fan of full-length housing, although this is probably an aesthetic rather than functional prejudice. I don't think there's actually any problem running full-length brake-and...
06-03-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,348
Posted By Litespud

itís no more illogical that the way shifters work...

itís no more illogical that the way shifters work - one action on the RHS shifter might yield a ďfasterĒ gear (smaller sprocket) while the corresponding action on the LHS shifter will shift to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,092
Posted By Litespud

If I was attempting to repair this, I might slip...

If I was attempting to repair this, I might slip an appropriately sized piece of metal bar or tube into the break, then solder
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 614
Posted By Litespud

and the point of all this.....what now? :foo:

and the point of all this.....what now? :foo:
05-30-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By Litespud

youíre killing me - I have retirement in my...

youíre killing me - I have retirement in my sights, but Iíll have to wait another ~3 years until the last of the spawn are out of college. Some time after that, I want to be known as ďthe skinny old...
05-28-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Litespud

So the wheel spins fine when you're holding the...

So the wheel spins fine when you're holding the axle ends in your hands = bearings are OK
Wheel spins fine when clamped into the dropouts, but no chain attached (so freewheel spins along with the...
05-26-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

I agree with you that steel is a wonderful...

I agree with you that steel is a wonderful material, but the only perfect material? Only if you consider a narrow set of criteria, which, for you, seems to comprise cost, longevity, repairability by...
05-26-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

Oh boy.... Can you give me the official beng1...

Oh boy....
Can you give me the official beng1 verdict on carbon fiber? I see a lot of those racer types using it, and now even ordinary people (racer wannabees!) are adopting it! Damn' plastic...
05-25-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 964
Posted By Litespud

Your gearing is sequential - that's just then way...

Your gearing is sequential - that's just then way the drivetrain is designed. However, you don't have to wait until the very top of a climb to start shifting to higher gears - as the climb starts to...
05-25-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

You could say the same about almost anything...

You could say the same about almost anything cycling-related beyond a plain steel single-speed bike with a coaster brake, yet here we are with our crazy jewelry :rolleyes:
05-24-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Litespud

The "extra piece of metal" looks like a shifting...

The "extra piece of metal" looks like a shifting ramp.
Hard to gauge the extent of wear from a photo, although the smallest sprocket teeth look to have some "shark fin" asymmetry suggesting wear. In...
05-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Litespud

This would significantly change just about...

This would significantly change just about everything to do with the front end and handling of the bike - HT angle, trail - I'll leave others to weigh in on the math. It might improve things, but I...
05-22-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Litespud

the invoice might be referring to a 31.6mm seat...

the invoice might be referring to a 31.6mm seat post clamp - rather than the seatpost itself. If the post was measured at 27.2mm, then that's it
05-22-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By Litespud

yes, they are interesting in a quirky way -...

yes, they are interesting in a quirky way - however the radial-laced wide-flange front hub in the first pic looks like one good pothole away from catastrophic failure. That would be interesting.....
05-22-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

Someone more knowledgeable can weigh in, but I...

Someone more knowledgeable can weigh in, but I always saw the advent of replaceable RD hangers as being a result of relatively "non-repairable" frame materials, like Al and CF. I don't remember ever...
05-22-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By Litespud

45mph on a tricycleÖ..🤔 Nope

45mph on a tricycleÖ..🤔 Nope
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,327
Posted By Litespud

itís a fair criticism if the thing isnít fit for...

itís a fair criticism if the thing isnít fit for service (ie incapable of recording a 2-hour ride) out of the box. Itíd be no different than if you found that the rubber bands had to be purchased...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,327
Posted By Litespud

Yes - looks better than the rubber bands and not...

Yes - looks better than the rubber bands and not expensive.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By Litespud

It sounds like you're really looking for "a bike...

It sounds like you're really looking for "a bike that won't fall over" - and such a bike doesn't exist. Outside of bikes so poorly designed or set up that they're impossible to keep upright, all...
05-18-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By Litespud

First off, make sure that the $145 is actually...

First off, make sure that the $145 is actually connected to Bike24.com transaction - sounds like you're not sure. Is the $145 charge consistent with the value of the transaction (ie, no duty below...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,327
Posted By Litespud

I don't know that it's supposed to be an action...

I don't know that it's supposed to be an action cam - how much action going on behind you do you want to capture (that being said, my Cycliq Fly6 did film a wheel-touch and a cyclist going flying...
05-15-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Litespud

I think theyíre called ďsingle stackĒ chainring...

I think theyíre called ďsingle stackĒ chainring bolts - any decent LBS or supplier should have them
05-13-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 858
Posted By Litespud

bear in mind though that pedal use coarse...

bear in mind though that pedal use coarse threads, which are harder to strip (though not impossible, obv) than the fine threads used in stem fasteners.
the most egregious example I know is...
05-12-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 840
Posted By Litespud

Choose your cranks based on biomechanics (how...

Choose your cranks based on biomechanics (how much your knees and hips like to flex) and maybe your preferred cadence - the gears will even out the power output. Since power is essentially torque x...
05-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,234
Posted By Litespud

a bathroom scale wonít give you the accuracy you...

a bathroom scale wonít give you the accuracy you need. I use a 2x4 jutting out from a workbench (some weight on the inner end to stop it tipping). Small digital kitchen scale (10 kg capacity) sitting...
05-11-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Litespud

I've been using Jagwire cables/housings for years...

I've been using Jagwire cables/housings for years with my Chorus 10 setup - Every few years I buy a set which comes with all the required ferrules etc - works great
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