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Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Kontact

Unless you have a later ICS where the cables go...

Unless you have a later ICS where the cables go through the bars and directly into the stem, you should be able to use any 31.8 bar. The standard ICS bar has the cables exposed for a short distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By eduskator

Why not? The AC-DC converter's specs is the...

Why not? The AC-DC converter's specs is the maximum power (P = V x I) it can supply from the grid. It is the device (shimano battery charger in this case) that decides what kind of power it needs.
...
01-17-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By NJgreyhead

Pic -bike among graffiti

Here's a pic from the Philadelphia Inquirer last week:


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Iride01

You can use a power supply that puts out a...

You can use a power supply that puts out a gagillion amps as long as the output is 5volts. The charger will only use as many of those amps as it needs. However if you use too low an amperage like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kontact

Good idea. Which part plugs into the wall? ...

Good idea. Which part plugs into the wall?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/650x433/shchr1_2_421fa3cffc0be673499549f3c3170f325a7c9350.jpg
01-17-23, 02:15 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By BikeLite

Never had cadence, never needed it.

Never had cadence, never needed it.
01-17-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once...

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once even had my name on it. This bike has taken me a lot of places, including Canada's Northwest Territories. Plug on the stem is carved from lignum...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Canker

I don't see how a tube is going to make any...

I don't see how a tube is going to make any difference compared to tubeless when it comes to protecting the rim, only inserts are going to do that. If you hit the rim you hit the rim. My road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By veganbikes

Probably just fine.

Probably just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By woodway

It's the opposite - slow charging is better for a...

It's the opposite - slow charging is better for a battery. Fast charging generates heat inside the battery and the heat accelerates the battery aging process.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By veganbikes

Generally not enough power running through it to...

Generally not enough power running through it to properly charge. I think it can sort of slow charge it over a really long period but an iphone brick or something larger will be much quicker and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kontact

Charge your battery with quality phone brick -...

Charge your battery with quality phone brick - never use a computer USB port.

Find out about "crash mode" and how to reset it.

If your indexing is not accurate, have your derailleur hanger...
01-12-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Bill Kapaun

One trick is hair spray. it's slick when wet to...

One trick is hair spray. it's slick when wet to slide the grip on and then sets like a water soluble "glue" when it dries.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Kontact

It doesn't matter. The type of fiber used is a...

It doesn't matter. The type of fiber used is a balance between strength and durability. High modulus CF is very strong for its weight, but relatively brittle. Lower modulus is less pure, which makes...
01-08-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By cyccommute

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks...

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks like this

https://live.staticflickr.com/968/28338143308_15e9702108_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ)IMG_1361 (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ) by Stuart...
01-07-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Kontact

Yeah, if the frame wasn't even painted that...

Yeah, if the frame wasn't even painted that dropout would be fine. Carbon is reinforced hard plastic, not plaster of paris. Tubes are only fragile because they are so thin.
01-07-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Agree with veganbikes —and for the record, the...

Agree with veganbikes —and for the record, the “fishbone” (non-Jagwire) kits out on eBay from the Chinese vendor are pure junk (…at least the two sets I purchased.)
12-31-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By base2

I haven't noticed that Jagwire is any better or...

I haven't noticed that Jagwire is any better or worse than other brands in regards to internal routing cables or housing.

The biggest differences you'll find is the grade of housing & grade of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By MattTheHat

I’ve got almost 30,000 miles on 11 and 12 speed...

I’ve got almost 30,000 miles on 11 and 12 speed electronic shifting bikes, all with waxed chains. Zero problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://bettershifting.com/

https://bettershifting.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By tempocyclist

Check the battery level once a week, more or less...

Check the battery level once a week, more or less depending on how often you ride.

Check for firmware updates via the eTube app (you can check the battery level via the app as well). Install as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Steve B.

No maintenance. You can in theory, regularly...

No maintenance. You can in theory, regularly check for system updates and install them. I've an Ultegra Di2 as well as XT Di2, I've never done system updates. My attitude is they work perfectly so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By Chuck M

Eliminate the valve stem and it eliminates people...

Eliminate the valve stem and it eliminates people arguing where the label or the inflation marking should be.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By tomato coupe

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems...

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems ... I guess we should have seen this coming.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By Iride01

Just what I need... more stuff to put in the bike...

Just what I need... more stuff to put in the bike bag under my saddle to keep track of.
07-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Kapusta

Do you have a kitchen scale? Otherwise, have...

Do you have a kitchen scale?

Otherwise, have you tried simply Googling “[part description] + weight”? That should link you to a lot of info. I just Googled “Deore 4100 cassette weight” and found a...
06-21-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By delbiker1

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has...

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has been mixed results and kind of pain to get good shifting over the whole cassette. You are likely to end up with ramps and pins on the cogs that do...
04-13-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By veganbikes

If it is the SuperWeb grease it is typically a...

If it is the SuperWeb grease it is typically a very sticky grease for heavy usage. I think they recommend it for bearings but it will really stain and stick around. However like cxwrench said we have...
04-13-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By redshift1

( Warning : Aussie spelling ahead :)). ...

( Warning : Aussie spelling ahead :)).

Typically the black greases I have bought over the years have been that colour due to the presence of the chemical molybdenum disulphide ( "moly" ). This is...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By unterhausen

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire...

Vintage brazed water bottle cages made from wire definitely had their joins brazed or welded at the mounting plate. Seems to make sense even if you are making them from tubing.

Air/fuel torches...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By guy153

I don't think so. But you could probably braze it...

I don't think so. But you could probably braze it with that kind of torch. Is it basically a bent piece of thick wire that you need to join together and also attach to a mounting plate?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I never tried to melt steel with a propane torch,...

I never tried to melt steel with a propane torch, would you be using an air/propane or an Oxygen/Propane one? Big difference in flame temp. Either way in my little gas welding experience one wants a...
03-25-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a...

I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a chrome spoke protector.
But I want to know the spoke pattern on the Tomassini. That’s interesting
03-25-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,092
Posted By elcraft

Spoke Protectors or Pie plates are also known as...

Spoke Protectors or Pie plates are also known as “Dork Discs”. If your derailleur is properly adjusted, then there is no compelling need for a Spoke Protector- it simply adds unneeded weight, thus...
Forum: BMX
03-24-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By Rolla

C'mon, dude -- I'm 62 and I still regularly ride...

C'mon, dude -- I'm 62 and I still regularly ride the pump tracks, trails, and urban spots on my BMX cruisers. At 39, you have plenty of time to get good at freestyle!
03-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By T-Mar

It appears to be the logo for K.Y. Star...

It appears to be the logo for K.Y. Star Enterprise, a Taiwanese handlebar and stem manufacturer.
...
03-01-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Kapusta

One thing to clear up about chainline: it means...

One thing to clear up about chainline: it means something slightly different with a 1x and 2x crank.

When talking about a 1x crank, it is measured to the actual chainring (or in the case of 3x, to...
03-01-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By BTinNYC

There are no stupid questions and sorry for my...

There are no stupid questions and sorry for my lack of Italian, but I'm pretty sure your chain is too long. No doubt more experienced voices will chime in soon.

Here's a good chain length video...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,421
Posted By Gyro_T

The more circulation to those areas the better. ...

The more circulation to those areas the better. Consult a practitioner that has expertise in natural means of improving circulation in your face. Acquire a taste for hot chili, but work up...
02-23-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Kapusta

Have you confirmed that the SRAM shifter will...

Have you confirmed that the SRAM shifter will work with the Shimano RD? I know there is some serendipitous Shimano/SRAM cross-compatibility for a few specific combos, just not sure which.

I know...
02-22-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.hellopractical.com/why-does-spray-pain...

https://www.hellopractical.com/why-does-spray-paint-crackle/

...I don't know what you were using, but it's not uncommon to run into something like this when mixing lacquer paints with enamel...
02-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Iride01

Acrylic, Urethane or whatever, doesn't mean...

Acrylic, Urethane or whatever, doesn't mean anything as there are so many formulations of them. Some good, some not so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By tFUnK

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I...

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I think I'm gonna hold onto mine just because I know these wheels that retailed for $2.5k back in the day won't bring back much value if sold today....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't...

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't use them any longer and they were sitting on a hook hanging from the ceiling. The plus side is that they helped fun a pair for Favero pedals which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By billridesbikes

I say keep them. I kept one pair of hand built...

I say keep them. I kept one pair of hand built tubular wheels originally built with Shimano Dura-Ace 600 hubs (the rear has since been upgraded to DT Swiss to run a 10sp or 11sp cassette, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Psimet2001

Maybe I missed something but I believe the...

Maybe I missed something but I believe the original post was asking about whether or not to keep a tubular setup and enjoy it now with the concern of losing value if waiting? if so - just keep and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By noimagination

I've used tubed tires for decades with no...

I've used tubed tires for decades with no problems. The occasional flat takes maybe 15 min to fix, maybe 1 - 2 times per year.
I've never used tubeless. However, I've heard:
1) it is sometimes...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,421
Posted By Bearhawker

two things from "personal" experience: My wife...

two things from "personal" experience: My wife essentially took her hand off the bones at the wrist (the hand was bent back, the wrist split and the bones were protruding) The ortho doc explained...
01-30-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By _ForceD_

I voted “other.” I’m strictly a road rider....

I voted “other.”
I’m strictly a road rider. And, I’m a “function over fashion” kind of person. So, what I look for are glasses with lenses that will ride higher on the bridge of my nose so that when...
01-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By easyupbug

Framed for us as with Tifosi I can get...

Framed for us as with Tifosi I can get replacement nose and ear pads and many differing lens including my current favorite that are bi-focal and my daughters with her prescription lenses.
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