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04-11-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By papaki72

Doing a simple Google Search...

Doing a simple Google Search...
03-20-24, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By papaki72

I am using Baent TPU tubes (yet another...

I am using Baent TPU tubes (yet another AliExpress brand). They work great, and they come with metal threaded valves and a nice metal cap (mine are red). To make it easier to slide into the tire, I...
02-22-24, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By papaki72

I have made something similar to this. It is...

I have made something similar to this. It is relatively thin and I store it behind my bench in the garage. I just hope I will remember that next time I need it. :)
02-21-24, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By papaki72

I did it! It took me all night, but I did it! I...

I did it! It took me all night, but I did it! I flipped the wheel the other way around and the rim got closer to the other side of the fork. So, dishing it should be. I created a tool from a long...
07-04-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,549
Posted By papaki72

Damn! It seems that I am left with some 300 grams...

Damn! It seems that I am left with some 300 grams of each. I used to wax my chains (two in rotation), but I no longer feel like getting in the trouble for this. I am using the Synergetic oil and...
06-12-23, 01:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,173
Posted By papaki72

Painting is always worth it if you really want it...

Painting is always worth it if you really want it and you are willing to pay a sum for a job well done. It is always a matter how badly you want it and how much are you willing to spend for it.
05-22-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By papaki72

This is what I have in mind. Currently I have the...

This is what I have in mind. Currently I have the RoadSport tires. No complain about it and they have proved to be quite resistant to punctures, but now that I have to replace them I would like to...
05-17-23, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By papaki72

I followed your advice you both, thank you! Found...

I followed your advice you both, thank you! Found at a local store the ones for 105. They are identical to those I already have. I installed them (with a drop of loctite on the bolts) and everything...
05-11-23, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,383
Posted By papaki72

This one within the EU retails for just 42 euros!...

This one within the EU retails for just 42 euros! Very attractive.
05-06-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By papaki72

I think I will stick with the KMC. Since I had no...

I think I will stick with the KMC. Since I had no problems so far with it I think it makes sense to stick with it. :)
05-03-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By papaki72

I had frequent cramps mostly in the soles of my...

I had frequent cramps mostly in the soles of my feet and my calves. I started working out things a bit every other day with squats and calf raises and the cramps stopped. Also, in rides longer than 1...
02-15-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By papaki72

Sorry for replying to this with such a delay. I...

Sorry for replying to this with such a delay. I thought of trying what I have been advised and then say something.
First thing I did was sand the rubber pads of the brakes and clean the rims. It did...
10-05-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By papaki72

Most likely I will. Yesterday I had to go through...

Most likely I will. Yesterday I had to go through some heavy traffic and the fear of failing among it took all the fun away.
10-02-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By papaki72

I wish I knew this before. I didn't know such...

I wish I knew this before. I didn't know such pedals existed! :( But it is o.k. I am getting the hang of it. A bit slower starting/stopping for now until clipping/unclipping becomes sort of a second...
09-30-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By papaki72

And here I am with a pair of Shimano R550 pedals....

And here I am with a pair of Shimano R550 pedals. First tryout was a nightmare. I fell quite a few times trying to stop. Should I lower the saddle so that I can touch the road with my toe without...
07-12-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By papaki72

I have exactly the same issues. My neck has a...

I have exactly the same issues. My neck has a high curvature causing me a whole lot of pain and problems. Besides getting a bicycle that covers my size best and fitting it to me, I regularly work out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By papaki72

Fixed that by fine tunning of the tension by...

Fixed that by fine tunning of the tension by turning the barrel enough to clear less than a mm on the front-outer plate of the derailleur and the chain. Rubbing is now gone! :)
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