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07-14-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks for the feedback. Iím very used to them...

Thanks for the feedback. Iím very used to them from riding tri bikes, I kept a pair on my drop bar road bike, but until now it has never occurred to me to put them on a flat bar bike with trigger...
07-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Plainsman

Crazy? Aerobars on my hybrid

I have a 2018 rim brake Cannondale quick that I just love. Itís become my ďdo it allĒ bike. Recently fitted it with 38c gravel tires to try my hand at trails. But here is my question:

Have any of...
07-07-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

Just to follow up - I wound up taking the 30s off...

Just to follow up - I wound up taking the 30s off of my bike and installing the 38s on my existing wheelset. Thanks for all of the good advice. I may still look for that second set, but for now Iím...
06-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Plainsman

It is, I can literally slide the portion with the...

It is, I can literally slide the portion with the quick release mounts the full length of the rail.
06-21-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks for the help everyone! Iíve ordered the...

Thanks for the help everyone! Iíve ordered the fork adapter piece I showed in the photo. Weíll see how it goes!
06-20-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Plainsman

Can you tell me what you mean by changing my...

Can you tell me what you mean by changing my adjustment? The entire assembly that holds the Quick releases in my stand is fully adjustable fore and aft if that is what you mean. When you release that...
06-20-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Plainsman

I just found this for about $25 to allow you to...

I just found this for about $25 to allow you to put thru axle forks on a QR bike rack! Do you know of any reason something like this wouldnít work? I have 100mm spacing with a 12mm thru axle....
06-20-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Plainsman

Looking for a replacement rear wheel - Cannondale Quick

I have a Cídale Quick 4 2018 (V brake, not disc). Iím looking for a second rear wheel, and would like to match the existing C4 wheel as closely as possible (to reduce adjustments required between...
06-20-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Plainsman

Can this repair stand be saved? Thru Axle conversion needed...

I bought what has been a very reliable repair stand several years ago from Elite. It is a fork mount, bottom bracket supported stand, and it's been great for years. My new bike is a 2021 endurance...
06-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

Iím not too worried about adjusting brakes....

Iím not too worried about adjusting brakes. Running V brakes on a hybrid bike, so pretty easy to adjust.
06-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

I do. Figure all I can do is measure between the...

I do. Figure all I can do is measure between the hooks though, donít know what to use to measure between where the beads seat.
06-20-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

Agreed and and I would if I could. The wheels on...

Agreed and and I would if I could. The wheels on my old Cannondale Quick (2017) are pretty generic, Iím not sure how/where to find a match.
06-20-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks! These are V brakes and not caliper, so no...

Thanks! These are V brakes and not caliper, so no issue with clearing pads to mount the wheel.
06-19-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Plainsman

Need help understanding rim/tyre standards

Iím trying to buy a second rear wheel so I can run gravel tires on my hybrid bike. The new tires I bought are 700x38c. My goal is to keep to sets of wheels with tires mounted - one for road and one...
06-17-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Plainsman

Cassette spacer! SRAM PG950 9 speed

Hi all, trying to figure this out. I have a wheelset that came from a 2009 Specialized Allez with 8 speed Sora. I am repurposing that wheelset for a 9 speed Cannondale flat bar road/fitness bike. I...
06-15-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Plainsman

So would my problem be because the pull on the...

So would my problem be because the pull on the R7000 levers is somehow not compatible with the 4500 series caliper brakes?
06-14-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Plainsman

R7000 shifters with old brakes.

Short question. I have R7000 shifters. Will old Tiagra series rim brakes work with them? (Canít recall the Tiagra series, but 9 speed whatever number that was)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Plainsman

Practicing carbon refinishing - resources

I bought these for $25. Thought they would be a great way to practice carbon fiber refinishing since I would like to be able to rehab scratched carbon frames, cranks, etc. Looking for some best...
04-18-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Plainsman

This looks right. Iíll ask him to check the...

This looks right. Iíll ask him to check the wheel. I suspect it is 700c, he purchased it in Greece. Are there value guides / blue books for bikes like this? My friend was thinking about having the...
04-18-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Plainsman

Trying to ID a 1970/71 Peugeot

A friend of mine bought this when stationed overseas, 1970/71. Trying to determine the vintage/model so we can get some handle on the value. Iím not versed in vintage....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Plainsman

They look cool, but not upgrade price cool for me...

They look cool, but not upgrade price cool for me without accompanying performance or weight drop ;-)
04-06-21, 10:28 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Plainsman

Is anyone using Absolute Black oval outer rings?

Iíve been toying with the idea of swapping out a 50T R7000 ring and trying an Absolute Black. Anyone use them? I like the idea of smoother climbing on lighter climbs in the big ring. And they look...
04-06-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Plainsman

Can someone confirm Shimano R7000 chainring bolt torque spec?

Can someone confirm the Shimano R7000 chainring bolt torque spec for me? Iím replacing a front ring. Iím thinking it is something like 12-14NM. Also, is anti-seize required on the bolts, or will...
04-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Yes, both, thanks! Experiment #2 not going so...

Yes, both, thanks! Experiment #2 not going so swimmingly. Scratches seemed to take the treatment quite well. 2+ hours later and the spots I was trying to cover are quite visible under the clear, and...
04-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Oh, sorry, but is 1200 wet/dry available at the...

Oh, sorry, but is 1200 wet/dry available at the local Loweís or Home Depot?
04-04-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks Ben!

Thanks Ben!
04-04-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks again. By the time I was gone for 30...

Thanks again. By the time I was gone for 30 minutes, got the rest of my supplies together, etc, Iím guessing it had been sitting for 45 minutes or better. I know you are right about paint taking a...
04-04-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thought you might be interested in some progress...

Thought you might be interested in some progress photos, or at least test photos. Honestly, Iím a little shocked. I bought this 2009 Allez from a police officer who used to put it in the back of his...
04-04-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Okay yíall, I freely admit Iíve made it almost 50...

Okay yíall, I freely admit Iíve made it almost 50 years on this earth and never used nail polish, but one of yíall could have warned me how sticky this stuff is! Now I feel like I have no choice but...
04-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks again. I TOTALLY agree about NOT using a...

Thanks again. I TOTALLY agree about NOT using a brush on this. I was more asking if acetone, or an acetone based polish remover would harm the existing clearcoat or paint on the bike if I need to do...
04-04-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Sorry, double post

Sorry, double post
04-04-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks, that was a great video, will help my auto...

Thanks, that was a great video, will help my auto work too for sure! Hopefully this is one of my last pesky questions - if I apply the nail polish clear and hate it, what is the best/safest way to...
04-03-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Well, I guess I will see how this goes. I have a...

Well, I guess I will see how this goes. I have a bike that lives on my trainer with some scuffed carbon stays, the older 3k weave with gloss clear. Iíll test on that. Here is what $1.98 at Walmart...
04-03-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Iím all for dabbing the paint on as well,...

Iím all for dabbing the paint on as well, whatever works, thanks!
04-03-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks Ben, youíve hit on my two options. I tried...

Thanks Ben, youíve hit on my two options. I tried the black first, but this spot is so shallow I couldnít find the sweet spot. The spot of gloss black stood proud of the chain stay and caught light...
04-03-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

I wouldnít really even call it a damaged area,...

I wouldnít really even call it a damaged area, just a cosmetic tick.
...
04-03-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Sure, and thanks for the advice. Itís a tiny nick...

Sure, and thanks for the advice. Itís a tiny nick but the light catches it so for me it jumps out on a pristine chainstay.
04-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Sadly, yes, gotta set up a crazy jig with...

Sadly, yes, gotta set up a crazy jig with blankets and pillows for this operation. Hoping a fine polishing/swirl removing compound will help with the final finishing. And this is clear gloss on...
04-03-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

. Thanks, doing just that. I have a pretty...

.

Thanks, doing just that. I have a pretty thorough selection of tiny craft brushes too. Thinking that while Iím at it I should buy my own remover. Think the wifeís has acetone in it, and Iíve...
04-03-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

lol! - well played, well played. To clarify...

lol! - well played, well played.

To clarify - Iím looking for something that is quick drying and will self-level as much as possible.
04-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Plainsman

Stupid nail polish touch up question

Iím sure this is a stupid question, but Iíve never bought nail polish before. Need some clear for touch up. My wife has some clear that is labeled as gel - no UV needed. Is gel-like different from...
04-01-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Plainsman

Iím testing on one thatís def not down to any...

Iím testing on one thatís def not down to any fibers. Wondering if simple clear nail polish will smooth it out and remove the haze. If it looks bad, can I clean it all off with non-acetone nail...
03-31-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Plainsman

. Thank you Andy, points well made, and I do...

. Thank you Andy, points well made, and I do recognize that a true professional level finish is not a likely result for the do it yourself-er. I have a few bikes that need attention. Some Iím just...
03-31-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Plainsman

Clear over carbon question

Slight scuff spot on a bike, gloss clear over nude carbon. Quite small spot appears white, but has almost no depth at all, practically none - assume itís in the clearcoat - so fresh clear should fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 06:34 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By Plainsman

Iíve done it, converted a Cervelo P2-SL to a road...

Iíve done it, converted a Cervelo P2-SL to a road bike. With the right stem swap you can get the geometry to work, but a carbon tri bike will not be your best bet for weight savings. While the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Plainsman

Looking for a forum to discuss bicycle painting...suggestions?

Iím looking for a forum with discussions on bicycle painting, touch-ups, and re-finishing - tips, tricks, and such - any suggestions?
03-25-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Plainsman

Thanks. I don't really need a new crank arm. I...

Thanks. I don't really need a new crank arm. I have an R7000 Stages Power meter, and I'm wanting to see how my single leg power compares to dual, so I was going to mount it on my rim brake bike...
03-24-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Plainsman

- thatís fair, good point. I guess I really...

- thatís fair, good point. I guess I really wasnít thinking about there being a difference. Lesson learned. I always appreciate the advice I get from this forum.
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