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09-30-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By zacster

At least outdoors your are constantly shifting...

At least outdoors your are constantly shifting position. Indoors you barely move your butt.
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Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,350
Posted By zacster

How the hell did this post make it into a 12 year...

How the hell did this post make it into a 12 year old thread? It is motorcycle related, and only matches on the keyword "ghetto". Talk about automated spam.
09-20-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By zacster

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner...

I wear padded shorts for trips to the corner store. It is just so much more comfortable. This reminds me I need to go through my collection and toss some of them. They are all getting stretched out.
09-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,167
Posted By zacster

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. ...

You should definitely see a sports orthopedist. They are more likely to understand what you want. If nothing else, get a second opinion from one. I'm currently recovering from meniscus tear...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
Posted By zacster

That looks just like NYC for commuting!

That looks just like NYC for commuting!
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By zacster

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two...

I have 3 Topeak road morphs, one older and two newer models. All work well. One is on my road bike, one on my commuter, and the third was to replace the older one but realized I just didn't need...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By zacster

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made...

I don't get this thinking either. Tires are made for a certain pressure and anything less just feels squishy to me, not more comfortable. When I've gotten flats out on the road I'm always looking for...
08-17-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had...

I didn't read it closely enough to realize he had 10sp shifters and 10sp rear derailleur. The solution is simple then. Put a 10sp cassette on the rear. The only issue is that earlier hubs can only...
08-05-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By zacster

While using the limit screws will help and should...

While using the limit screws will help and should work, new cable and housing would go a long way towards making this easier. There must be so much friction in that old housing that it would barely...
08-05-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,365
Posted By zacster

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is...

The problem with respacing a Shimano cassette is that a 10sp Shimano hub is too narrow and does not line up if you can manage to put it together. If you do 10sp with spacers on an 11sp hub it works...
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By zacster

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with...

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with Chorus 10. Sizing keeps changing over the years. But now that you say it, I'll have to check as I've owned it that long and haven't really thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 646,464
Posted By zacster

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum...

Cannondale was synonymous with fat tube aluminum bikes, to Klein's chagrin of course. When they moved away from that it just didn't seem right, they were now just another bike company. That said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 646,464
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3834_026363cfa95073f15bda2dddadbb724b51b41900.jpg...
07-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By zacster

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The new Cannondale build
Looks pretty good and...
07-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By zacster

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix...

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix EVO out for a second ride, this time a little longer at 20 miles or so. It is a 48cm frame, but a women's one too so a shorter top tube. But it actually...
07-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By zacster

I had the opportunity to test this out just the...

I had the opportunity to test this out just the other day. I built up a 48 frame for my daughter, while I ride a 51. When I took her new bike out for a shake out ride I was perfectly comfortable on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By zacster

I finally got it all together today and it is...

I finally got it all together today and it is beautiful. I took it for a ride and it rides much better than my own bike. I just wish I were in better shape to really explode on it. I've been off...
07-08-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By zacster

Ok, I get everyone's point. But look at these...

Ok, I get everyone's point. But look at these instructions from the garden sprinkler I bought yesterday, in particular at the bottom:

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07-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By zacster

My first choice of improvised tool didn't work...

My first choice of improvised tool didn't work well, my thumb. In the end I used the rear end of a plastic tire lever and it was fine. I tightened it more than I knew was necessary to see how that...
07-01-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By zacster

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design...

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design something that needs a special tool if you’re not going to include it? Even IKEA includes them. Why even design it so it needs a tool at all? You...
06-30-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By zacster

Hollowtech II preload adjustment tool?

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Why does that require a special tool? Why isn't it a standard 8 or 10mm allen wrench that everybody already has, or is at least available at a hardware store? Why...
06-26-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By zacster

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old"...

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old" super SLR and what is "NEW". It never specifies. Have you ever seen the complete Shimano compatibility chart? You need a Doctorate of Computer...
06-26-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By zacster

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee...

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee and am even having trouble walking at the moment. I used Keos for years now. When I went to physical therapy the first time for it, the first thing he...
06-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By zacster

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin...

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin out fairly easily with the tool. With the new chains you have a hard time getting the pins out and it takes a good deal of force to get them out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By zacster

Just bought my daughter a Supersix EVO.

She’ll have a better bike than I do.

I had bought her a nice Specialized Dolce Vita when she was a young teen in a 44 size but she outgrew it. I should have known better but she rode it until...
05-19-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By zacster

I took care of mine by putting it in the box and...

I took care of mine by putting it in the box and sending it back. No thanks.
05-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By zacster

Usually it's the other way, when you get older...

Usually it's the other way, when you get older you become a stubborn old cuss. "That's how I do it and that's they way it is". Good to hear a different perspective. I'm getting older too and feel...
05-06-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By zacster

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. ...

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. All of these components are supposed to meet a standard with some pretty tight tolerances. If you get everything within that tolerance it should just...
05-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By zacster

I'm a little perplexed here. You, Rumrunn6, have...

I'm a little perplexed here. You, Rumrunn6, have been around BF a very long time. This seems like such a basic question.
05-04-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By zacster

The few times I've used plastic levers I've...

The few times I've used plastic levers I've managed to snap them. I stick to the metal levers that came my way 30-40 years ago. That said, I prefer to not use levers at all. Even my Schwalbe...
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,878
Posted By zacster

I'll give it a try if the weather ever gets to...

I'll give it a try if the weather ever gets to normal here. 25-30mph winds all day. It hasn't been much of a spring with 1 or 2 normal days and the rest just cold and windy and overall not very...
04-26-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By zacster

If the purpose of the ride is just the ride you...

If the purpose of the ride is just the ride you only need a small amount of stuff, and it will fit in a jersey pocket or a small seat bag. Why would you need anything else? I only carry a lock if...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By zacster

I bought them through Bike24 in Germany. Nobody...

I bought them through Bike24 in Germany. Nobody in the states has them. They took about 10 days to arrive due to customs and the USPS after they shipped them same day as the order.
04-23-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By zacster

You can replace just the chainrings in front too,...

You can replace just the chainrings in front too, not the whole crank. What I found is that I needed to replace just the big ring on an old bike that I bought on ebay, the middle ring was fine and...
04-23-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By zacster

I've put a 130 wheel on a 126 frame without...

I've put a 130 wheel on a 126 frame without problem and without permanent spreading. And before anybody tells me it'll do some kind of damage I did it over 10 years ago now and it is still fine.
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Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By zacster

The big A dropped them off about a half hour ago...

The big A dropped them off about a half hour ago and they are now mounted on the bike. First impression is that they'll be fine for my needs. They are pretty well made, have a shape with the side...
04-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,313
Posted By zacster

3,4,5,6,8mm allen wrenches and a philips is all...

3,4,5,6,8mm allen wrenches and a philips is all you really need. And the 8 is only if you have one on your bike somewhere. 4, 5, 6 are almost universal. I had to buy an 8 at a hardware store when...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By zacster

They came today and I installed them and took a...

They came today and I installed them and took a quick ride. The grips have a really nice feel to them and fit my hands nicely. The bar inners gave me the position I use on my road bike. I measured...
04-18-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By zacster

I bike commuted even when the weather looked...

I bike commuted even when the weather looked iffy, down to about 40, and then you never knew what it would be like on the way home. Some days would be pretty cold, and it was always dark. I did...
Forum: Touring
04-17-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By zacster

Ibera Bags/PakRak system?

I've been looking for bags other than the Ortliebs for a 500 mile tour and came up with the Ibera pannier and rack system. I like the aesthetic more than the Ortliebs, which always look so...
04-17-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By zacster

Pump is a must no matter what. Patch kit too. I...

Pump is a must no matter what. Patch kit too. I always carry the patch kit and 2 spares now. I want a quick change with a flat so I carry the spares, but one flat leads to another to another, and...
04-17-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,392
Posted By zacster

I'm giving these a try right now on my commuter...

I'm giving these a try right now on my commuter bike, soon to be my touring bike. I have their Shockstop stem and they had a Kickstarter going for these. I got one of the first pair.

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04-17-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,295
Posted By zacster

I ran into a colleague from work that was a racer...

I ran into a colleague from work that was a racer with his group at the Rapha shop in Soho/NYC sipping their cappuccinos and they had just finished the races in Prospect Park and he invited me along....
04-10-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,295
Posted By zacster

I've never been able to do group rides with a...

I've never been able to do group rides with a club. They are either too slow or too fast, and they are always better climbers than me. The serious riders are always too fast, have no patience, and...
04-10-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By zacster

Go to a shop and just look at how new bikes are...

Go to a shop and just look at how new bikes are generally set up. Don't ask too many questions while there though. Just look. I agree that they look too far forward myself. I like the hoods to be...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By zacster

I went ahead and bought them, along with a stem...

I went ahead and bought them, along with a stem adapter from threaded to threadless for the ShockStop stem. It came to 91EUR but I also had an $83 longstanding credit on Paypal that I applied so the...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,561
Posted By zacster

At 66 I'm considering a tour for the first time...

At 66 I'm considering a tour for the first time in over 40 years. And I never did that tour either. I am looking into the NYS Empire Trail as a first tour, and the considerations there are: Ease,...
11-26-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By zacster

One flat is an accidental puncture, 2 flats is a...

One flat is an accidental puncture, 2 flats is a pattern. While I always check for protruding glass or spokes when I fix a flat, if there is a second on the same tire/tube there is usually a root...
11-18-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By zacster

If the wheels are 11sp then you can use an...

If the wheels are 11sp then you can use an Ultegra cassette on the wheel by placing .2mm spacers, yes 0.2mm, between all the loose cogs, and a 1mm spacer behind it. That will make it so close to...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,568
Posted By zacster

The city is safe now, get over it. Stop...

The city is safe now, get over it. Stop overthinking this.
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