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05-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By mprince

I use SRAM PC-9xx chains on my bike (shimano...

I use SRAM PC-9xx chains on my bike (shimano drivetrain). I've used them for years without issue and will continue to, as the price isn't too bad, and their quick link (included with the chain) can...
05-02-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By mprince

Blackburn Chicane. Simple and relatively...

Blackburn Chicane. Simple and relatively inexpensive...
04-26-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By mprince

In my experience, a "replica" would be a...

In my experience, a "replica" would be a lower-spec bike with a paint scheme that approximates the real thing. Examples would have more mainstream group sets (105, Ultegra would be Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,189
Posted By mprince

Go to www.prowheelbuilder.com, they have house...

Go to www.prowheelbuilder.com, they have house wheels as well as custom options. I have a set of the Archetypes built with Sapim Race spokes laced to Bitax hubs from them. A bit over your target...
04-26-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By mprince

True artistry!

True artistry!
04-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,966
Posted By mprince

See what happens when you don't provide requested...

See what happens when you don't provide requested information? You have no one but yourself to blame for this...
04-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 989
Posted By mprince

I clean my white bar tape with a fresh wrap of...

I clean my white bar tape with a fresh wrap of black bar tape.
04-25-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,966
Posted By mprince

Then why start the thread if you won't give...

Then why start the thread if you won't give information that incidentally, is worth mentioning if you want to be credible...
04-19-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By mprince

Did you adjust the limit screws on the front...

Did you adjust the limit screws on the front derailleur? That will adjust it's "swing", but as others have mentioned it sounds like your chainline has moved far inward. A few measurements from...
04-18-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By mprince

I've had some recurring problems with tennis...

I've had some recurring problems with tennis elbow, the last bout was exacerbated by helping both of my kids move within a month or two of each other and then helping them with a bunch of home...
04-18-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By mprince

You can also press on split lead fishing weights...

You can also press on split lead fishing weights - little balls of lead with a split in them, should be able to pick up at just about any sporting goods store selling fishing stuff. The lead is soft...
04-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,158
Posted By mprince

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke...

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke nipples to the end of his cables.

Having said that, a drop of super glue can also hold the cut end together well.

However, I use the right part...
04-12-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

So, with this re-build I made three changes that...

So, with this re-build I made three changes that seem to be impactful:

Brooks C15 - not 100% sure if I got the correct width (vs. C17), but this has been a very comfy saddle. Have done (2) 2-1/2...
04-12-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,773
Posted By mprince

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-10-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By mprince

Regardless of lubricant type, after a ride in the...

Regardless of lubricant type, after a ride in the rain the chain is at least getting a wipe-down and reapplication of lube. Even an oiled chain will rust after a soaking in rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By mprince

The red one.

The red one.
04-04-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,477
Posted By mprince

Thanks for the clarification, I've used MET since...

Thanks for the clarification, I've used MET since the early 2000's (except right now, I have a Bell currently) and had never looked for a country of origin label. I stand corrected...
04-04-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,477
Posted By mprince

I believe MET helmets are 100% made in Italy like...

I believe MET helmets are 100% made in Italy like KASK. KASK is easier to get here though as the distribution channels are in place. There is at least one retailer (Jenson) who sells a limited...
04-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By mprince

Found an old receipt from a wheel build...

While I was looking for something this morning, I found an old Bicycling Magazine Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair. I noticed that there was something between some pages, it was a...
04-02-22, 08:09 AM
04-01-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By mprince

cubewheels, is that you?

cubewheels, is that you?
03-26-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,865
Posted By mprince

Can't believe I'm responding to a Larry thread,...

Can't believe I'm responding to a Larry thread, but...your spokes haven't broken YET. If you ride with loose spokes they will break pretty soon. Fix your wheel, a spoke wrench costs $5 and after a...
03-26-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By mprince

Then post a picture of your position, let's see...

Then post a picture of your position, let's see how many people find that "interesting"...otherwise your thread comes off as all-knowing and judgmental.
03-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the...

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the BF standard, sorry (not)
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03-26-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By mprince

Why are people concerned with how others set...

Why are people concerned with how others set their bike up? Just go out and ride...
03-21-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

A follow up of sorts (sorry no pics yet) -...

A follow up of sorts (sorry no pics yet) - Cyclesmiths shipped via Bikeflights and UPS delivered to NC Friday. I was away for the weekend so I unpacked it this morning and got it 95% built up - just...
03-20-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,763
Posted By mprince

Gunnar Hyper-X?

Gunnar Hyper-X?
03-16-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By mprince

Carry a note book, pull over and write it down.

Carry a note book, pull over and write it down.
03-16-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,231
Posted By mprince

6'4" with a 36.25" cycling inseam. My bike is 60...

6'4" with a 36.25" cycling inseam. My bike is 60 cm top tube, 60 cm seat tube (ctc) with a 12 cm stem.
03-15-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By mprince

Those are cracks (two) which have not yet merged...

Those are cracks (two) which have not yet merged on the surface IMO. I'd get it checked out. Some may roll the dice and keep riding if the BB is not making any noise, not sure if I would be one of...
03-14-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

The color is Medium Garnet Metallic, I believe it...

The color is Medium Garnet Metallic, I believe it is N4397 from the DuPont fleet book. All decals are buried under clearcoat, unlike the powder coated frame where all of the decals were clearly...
03-14-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

Got a message from Jim last night indicating the...

Got a message from Jim last night indicating the job was done, quite a difference I would say. Got a few new parts to put on this when I get it back, but for the most part the parts don't change...
03-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mprince

Fresh Coat of Paint...

I have a Steelman road bike that I bought in 2001 as a frameset from Brent Steelman, after many years of reliable use, the original powdercoating began to fail in several small places, plus I wanted...
02-26-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By mprince

A tip when you remove the seatpost - put a ring...

A tip when you remove the seatpost - put a ring of electrical tape around the post where the post and seat tube meet - that way it's easy to repeat the seat height time after time...
02-18-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,369
Posted By mprince

Yes, not sure what the point of being out without...

Yes, not sure what the point of being out without identification would be.

I have an old business card clamshell case which is waterproof and locks shut. It's way smaller than a cell phone, easily...
02-15-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By mprince

If you want to, sure. I normally wouldn't use...

If you want to, sure. I normally wouldn't use WD-40 as a cleaner so I can't say if this is advisable or not. I'd probably use mineral (white) spirits and a toothbrush before I grab a can of WD-40...
02-15-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By mprince

Servicing the bearings while installed really...

Servicing the bearings while installed really isn't too bad -

remove snap ring and neoprene seal
I use spray degreaser to clean (King advises against citrus based degreaser as it interacts with...
02-08-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By mprince

My most recent wheel build (Shimano compatible)...

My most recent wheel build (Shimano compatible) used Bitex RAF/RAR-12 hubs. A nice option if you can do with 32 holes or less (oops just saw the 36-hole note). Come in silver too...
02-08-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,294
Posted By mprince

Wait the OP is doing it all wrong...he didn't get...

Wait the OP is doing it all wrong...he didn't get out of his car and tell these two hooligans that they were riding incorrectly? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By mprince

Mounted and inflated, do they run true to stated...

Mounted and inflated, do they run true to stated size?
02-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By mprince

Most painters refer to this as media blast, not...

Most painters refer to this as media blast, not sand blast. It will remove previous paint and surface rust from the frame. If the frame is in good shape to begin with, I would not worry about this...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,418
Posted By mprince

Seeing the bike is gone, shouldn't the thread be...

Seeing the bike is gone, shouldn't the thread be closed? :)
02-03-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By mprince

Time ATAC, while not SPD pedals, work with SPD...

Time ATAC, while not SPD pedals, work with SPD shoes. May be worth a look if you are not devoted to the SPD platform.

I bought Look SPD pedals for my wife to put on our exercise bike, and she has...
02-03-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,973
Posted By mprince

Perhaps in some ways this is positive for the...

Perhaps in some ways this is positive for the shops (coming from someone who admittedly is not up-to-date with how today's LBS operates from a business perspective) - 1) Shops will not have to tie up...
02-02-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By mprince

Also make sure it's the right crown race for the...

Also make sure it's the right crown race for the headset while you're at it...
02-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By mprince

Sure, shop around all you want, if it were my...

Sure, shop around all you want, if it were my bike that money is not excessive, and I'd be surprised if the cost you got from the shop doesn't include install. Prices (and I am sure quality) of that...
02-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By mprince

So why didn't you just order it and be done with...

So why didn't you just order it and be done with it? Sometimes I don't understand why people think their LBS is not a viable parts source, especially for what seems to be a proprietary part...
02-01-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By mprince

Here's a non-time waster - from an effortless...

Here's a non-time waster - from an effortless google search: https://365cycles.com/collections/headset-bearings/products/fsa-micro-acbblue-gray-seal-headset-bearing-45x45-stainless-1-1-8, as well as...
01-31-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,973
Posted By mprince

That is a distinct possibility, but I looked up...

That is a distinct possibility, but I looked up the
PROPERO III ANGI MIPS HELMET (sorry for caps, I copied and pasted) on Excel Sports Boulder and it clearly states the sensor is...
01-31-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By mprince

I've had a bad knee for 30+ years, I will...

I've had a bad knee for 30+ years, I will probably need replacement in the next few years according to my surgeon after he removed my lateral meniscus this past summer. I'm a big fan of Time road...
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