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06-14-24, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By masi61

1) ditto to what others have said about making...

1) ditto to what others have said about making sure the valve core is tight with a valve core tool. Be sure to carry a valve core tool with you on your rides for when you really need it too!

2)...
06-02-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By masi61

Buy a stock frame on the small size for you and...

Buy a stock frame on the small size for you and use as long of a seatpost as you need and if your torso isn't so long the top tube on the more compact frame will be pretty close to accepting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By masi61

Sounds similar to my experience with the...

Sounds similar to my experience with the Panaracer Agilest TLR. These are a great value for such a high performing tire. But the rear tire got riddled with little cuts and the tread was thinned...
06-02-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By masi61

I cannot really speak personally to the price...

I cannot really speak personally to the price disparity between new titanium working class vs boutique brands but I wonder if you have considered picking up a used titanium road frame in the size of...
06-02-24, 05:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,665
Posted By masi61

Can you build a bike surrounding a set of barrel...

Can you build a bike surrounding a set of barrel adjusters? Not really but, I had these cool Serotta barrel adjusters that I had purchased to replace some crappy ones on my titanium Veritas but they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-24, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By masi61

Bike24 in Germany should have these. Their prices...

Bike24 in Germany should have these. Their prices are low, but shipping is $40 so you might want to order more to recoup back some of the shipping. There are weird extra “foreign transaction” fees...
05-27-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 879
Posted By masi61

front and

I run 25mm tubeless Panaracer Agilest TLR front and Agilest Duro TLR rear on my Velocity Quill tubeless rims. These are taped with 2 layers of tubeless tape that is like 21 or 22mm width. The square...
05-22-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,528
Posted By masi61

Greasing a seatpost with thick high quality...

Greasing a seatpost with thick high quality grease should help it stay put and be quiet. You could also use carbon fiber grip paste to allay your objection to grease. You didn’t mention if you are...
05-22-24, 05:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,528
Posted By masi61

I doubt that dirt infiltration is the main reason...

I doubt that dirt infiltration is the main reason for the creaking. If the post you are using is even slightly undersized or the bore of the seat tube slightly oversized the recurring creak problem...
05-19-24, 04:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,665
Posted By masi61

Looks good, are the 7400 shifters new old stock...

Looks good, are the 7400 shifters new old stock or used? Just curious. Also, there was a fair amount of parts evolution in the 7400 series which started as 7 speed with down tube levers and the...
05-12-24, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By masi61

I'm curious to see a picture of your hub. It is...

I'm curious to see a picture of your hub. It is hard to tell from your description if the freehub body is held on with a bolt or if it is one of the older ones where the bolt is imbedded in the FH...
04-20-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,158
Posted By masi61

I used to really like the Colorado Cyclist print...

I used to really like the Colorado Cyclist print catalog years ago. I liked seeing their in house frames they sold and considered their "Macalu" titanium frames back in the day. In more recent years...
04-11-24, 05:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,907
Posted By masi61

I really donít know, I want to say the CSi has...

I really donít know, I want to say the CSi has proprietary tubing that has more shaping to it. Honestly Iím not even sure if that tubing was special made for Serotta by Columbus or Ishiwata or...
03-27-24, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By masi61

Just a clarification: while I do stand to climb...

Just a clarification: while I do stand to climb some on steep hills, I don't consider myself hard on my equipment nor am I a powerful masher. Yes, I do weigh ~195#. Also the pins do not appear to be...
03-09-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By masi61

Those would be 7400/7403 front/rear hubs from the...

Those would be 7400/7403 front/rear hubs from the 8 speed days. The rear hub would have to be the 7403 UG/HG combination freehub body that could take 8, 9 or 10 speed cassettes. A Uniglide 8 could be...
03-03-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,861
Posted By masi61

I know that Molten Speed Wax sells the YBN chains...

I know that Molten Speed Wax sells the YBN chains on their website. I have been wanting to try this brand & see how smooth and long wearing it is. I have been waxing now going on 4 years and have...
02-23-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,710
Posted By masi61

Perhaps someone with Shimano connections could...

Perhaps someone with Shimano connections could contact their marketing department and inquire about this (late) Dura Ace 50th anniversary group that everyone would have enjoyed seeing? Maybe they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By masi61

Scrib4lex - if I recall in one of your previous...

Scrib4lex - if I recall in one of your previous posts, the 28mm front tire you are running is a Continental Gatorskin (or was it a Hardshell?). I would mention this since this tire is more of a high...
02-11-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By masi61

A pearlescent orange Kabuki Diamond Road was in...

A pearlescent orange Kabuki Diamond Road was in the bike shop with these 1st gen Dura Ace black components and looked amazing. Also I think a 1970’s California Masi would be a perfect match for these...
02-11-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,577
Posted By masi61

botty kayer - beautiful build, including the...

botty kayer - beautiful build, including the fork. Can I inquire who built it and how much it cost?
02-09-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 474,924
Posted By masi61

trucklet - the raw finish is nice. Did you strip...

trucklet - the raw finish is nice. Did you strip the paint or did it come like that?
02-08-24, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By masi61

They are well made thatís for sure. They have...

They are well made thatís for sure. They have ďRoubaixĒ fleece. The label says they are made in Croatia. Iíve had them for about 5 years. I like to be warm so at times I ride these when it is a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,588
Posted By masi61

‘I just looked up the Fulcrum 600db wheelset on...

‘I just looked up the Fulcrum 600db wheelset on the Merlin UK website & it appears they are for tubes only and not the “2 Way Fit” tubeless variant. If you like the lower rolling resistance of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-24, 10:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,588
Posted By masi61

Just curious if you are running your Fulcrum...

Just curious if you are running your Fulcrum wheels in tubeless or tubed mode and how would you rate the performance of the tires that are on there?
01-19-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By masi61

Thanks for your reply. I did post that second...

Thanks for your reply. I did post that second post in a moment of temporary desperation on my day off when I was hoping to gain some insight from anyone familiar with 30mm bottoms brackets (BB30,...
01-02-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,226
Posted By masi61

I was really hoping to get these 104/64 bcd...

I was really hoping to get these 104/64 bcd chainrings to work for this application. I will continue to work to take some more measurements and maybe play around with a preload adjuster, wavy washers...
12-29-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,166
Posted By masi61

The saddle to bar drop looks fine to me. The...

The saddle to bar drop looks fine to me. The upward tilt of the bars makes the drops kind of useless and unsafe but maybe that's just my personal preference.
12-27-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By masi61

Maybe my Sector 28's bald tread has lost its...

Maybe my Sector 28's bald tread has lost its grip. I don't remember it being so shiny when I started using it a little over a year ago. Strangely, the tire does not appear have become squared off in...
12-27-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By masi61

To me, sloping top tube frames are more nimble...

To me, sloping top tube frames are more nimble climbers. When out of the saddle the top tube can sway lower down the legs (maybe even below the knees? Iíd have to check this). Certainly more to it...
11-27-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By masi61

My 3 ready to go road bikes require a good amount...

My 3 ready to go road bikes require a good amount of prep work to keep them optimal. I spend more time than my fellow club members & weekend riding buddies on this. I have been doing full road...
11-22-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,179
Posted By masi61

This info is now terribly obsolete.

This info is now terribly obsolete.
11-20-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By masi61

Velocity Quill rims are slightly higher internal...

Velocity Quill rims are slightly higher internal volume than the A23 and just as light. They roll really great when running full tubeless. The lower rolling resistance when running full tubeless is...
11-16-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By masi61

Since you are in Lithuania have you checked into...

Since you are in Lithuania have you checked into a Wittson Titanium? Hand made, really cool range of frames. I already have an Illuminati titanium Wittson frame with a Columbus Futura fork....
11-01-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By masi61

BTinNYC - could you explain WHY it doesn't work?...

BTinNYC - could you explain WHY it doesn't work? From the photo it appears to fit the seat tube so I am assuming you mean that it doesn't index with the 9 speed index shifters.
10-31-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By masi61

Thanks to veganbikes for articulating how...

Thanks to veganbikes for articulating how continuing to run 27" wheels is still valid. I agree with this and think that it is definitely do-able to make your old 27" wheels "not slow". I was going to...
10-10-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By masi61

I got the blisters with Hutchinson Fusion 5...

I got the blisters with Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactic and Endurance tubeless tires. I’ve never tried Bontrager tubeless tires.
09-28-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,697
Posted By masi61

When looking classy while also safe yet...

When looking classy while also safe yet workerlike on regular local suburban roads & headed out to the countryside - yes, random motorists of all persuasions will let you know that you are respected...
09-28-23, 04:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,792
Posted By masi61

As a C&Ver I feel like running vintage parts that...

As a C&Ver I feel like running vintage parts that I want to keep in pristine condition lends itself well to chain waxing. The older Dura Ace and Ultegra and 105 series drivetrain parts that I have on...
09-24-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By masi61

You say they both failed at the edge of the...

You say they both failed at the edge of the reinforcement by the valve. This prompts me to ask: how is your inflation technique? Are you inadvertently pushing the valve in (or pulling it out) too...
09-24-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,907
Posted By masi61

+1 on that Ibis ti stem being special. I would...

+1 on that Ibis ti stem being special. I would most certainly keep it, especially if it puts you in a comfortable position. The tops of the brake hoods might only need to be tweaked by a few...
09-21-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By masi61

If you get a Ksyrium set that says “UST” you can...

If you get a Ksyrium set that says “UST” you can run tubeless tires. This is a bigger advantage than you might think even if you only plan to run tubed clinchers initially. Today’s tubeless road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,305
Posted By masi61

The Colnago pictured looks great but the first...

The Colnago pictured looks great but the first question is - is it your size? Also, if you are OK with rim brakes then it may be a great bargain. If you want to start out your reintroduction to...
09-11-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By masi61

Are you sure he took off the anodizing at all? To...

Are you sure he took off the anodizing at all? To me the photo looks overexposed and the overly bright lighting is making the silver part look not that great. There is a real lack of contrast in that...
08-18-23, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By masi61

if you are referring to little trails of sealant...

if you are referring to little trails of sealant migrating towards spoke holes then I know what you mean. Iíve been experimenting with using a heat gun and a plastic tire lever as aids in smoothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,951
Posted By masi61

I try to not be so hypervigilant about always...

I try to not be so hypervigilant about always looking up the road. Once I peruse a lightly traveled road ahead, I will go ahead and drop my head to where my eyes are only looking partly down the...
07-01-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,029
Posted By masi61

I looked up the Trek Checkpoint SL5 and it...

I looked up the Trek Checkpoint SL5 and it appears to have that proprietary seat mast with a seatpost "topper" on it. Is this correct? If so, I notice that it is held in place with a single bolt. If...
06-20-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,522
Posted By masi61

I’m trying to get my (1978?) Gran Criterium on...

I’m trying to get my (1978?) Gran Criterium on the road. Like you guys, mine is rescued from eBay purchased “as-is” frame only with no fork. I’m not trying to keep it period correct. Instead I hope...
06-18-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,518
Posted By masi61

TakingMyTime -could you share some details about...

TakingMyTime -could you share some details about your current bike? Maybe post a photo? Are we talking about a road bike with a race type position or more of a touring bike setup?

What about your...
06-12-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By masi61

I can't help on the Campagnolo rim recommendation...

I can't help on the Campagnolo rim recommendation but I would point out that iy you are looking at sliver "high range" clincher rims - to me this would mean something with more internal volume and...
06-10-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By masi61

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) and long covid symptoms of 4+ weeks

I just wanted to report here that I am trialing "NAC" from the healthfood store for post viral "long covid" symptoms I was unable to rid myself of that I had been experiencing for over a month. Now I...
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