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12-07-21, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Redshift96

Sorry if this is too late to be helpful, but I'd...

Sorry if this is too late to be helpful, but I'd suggest trying Risse or TF Tuned for seal kits, small parts, etc.

On a related note, does anyone have any insight on the "Fox Vanilla Air" vs "Fox...
11-08-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,599
Posted By Redshift96

Not that I'm aware of. But if there is a...

Not that I'm aware of. But if there is a resource for this, I'd love to know about it.

As I understand it, the first gen (non-etube) Di2 rear mech is just a servo motor and it's attendant gear...
11-08-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,609
Posted By Redshift96

I haven't compared Trek's warranty terms with the...

I haven't compared Trek's warranty terms with the Pro's Closet's (if any), but I seriously doubt that the latter would be inclined to offer full credit for something that was sold as used and...
11-08-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By Redshift96

Somehow hadn't noticed that, but when I scrolled...

Somehow hadn't noticed that, but when I scrolled back up to look, I was perplexed not so much by the length as by the apparent sharp bend at the peak height of the cables... How is that possible? ...
11-08-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By Redshift96

It's right in the original post:

It's right in the original post:
11-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,599
Posted By Redshift96

I think we're already there... case in point...

I think we're already there... case in point starting with the first Dura Ace 7970 derailleurs. $400+ for a used rear mech, IF you can find one in decent shape at all. If it starts fritzing out on...
11-02-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,633
Posted By Redshift96

Your point about cost is well taken. But even a...

Your point about cost is well taken. But even a 140mm stem and a setback seatpost isn't going to make a bike that is 4 to 5 sizes too small feel like anything close to an appropriately sized/fitted...
11-01-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,633
Posted By Redshift96

If you're anywhere near the SF Bay or Sacramento...

If you're anywhere near the SF Bay or Sacramento area, you have an embarrassment of local resources to draw upon, whether for moral support, group rides, racing, tracks, TT's, and/or professional...
11-01-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,633
Posted By Redshift96

No offense, but this is awful advice to offer to...

No offense, but this is awful advice to offer to someone who is 6'3" riding a 52cm frame.

Sure, wait to plunk down stupid money on your ideal bike until you're sure you actually enjoy riding hard,...
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By Redshift96

Again, huge thanks for all the suggestions and...

Again, huge thanks for all the suggestions and feedback. Hugely appreciated. It's going to take me a little while to research all the options, but a lot less time thanks to you all sharing your...
10-28-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,608
Posted By Redshift96

7800 chains

Plenty to choose from on eBay at the moment:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203605677247?epid=1100495286&hash=item2f67d814bf:g:5iAAAOSwTPNhQUSs...
10-28-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,608
Posted By Redshift96

Give the 7901 chain a try if you get a chance. ...

Give the 7901 chain a try if you get a chance. Straight butter with the 7800/7803 drivetrain.
Forum: Touring
10-21-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By Redshift96

Thanks All !!

Thanks for all the great replies, all. Super helpful. Responses and a couple of additional q's below:



So far... that would be zero. Hence the total newb questions. Sorry. Really looking...
10-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By Redshift96

Bang

The threadkiller! Mic drop... thread over. Lol.

Seriously, how are you ever going to find a plausible argument to refute this one?

Or are we all above average?

(With apologies to...
10-18-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Redshift96

I couldn't agree more. Pretty much the pinnacle...

I couldn't agree more. Pretty much the pinnacle of Shimano's bike jewelry period, IMHO. If only they'd offered a compact version of this crankset...

Hence I have three bikes wearing the 7803...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By Redshift96

Rear rack/panniers on full-suspension mtn bike?

Apologies in advance for my obvious ignorance. I have done the minimal due diligence of 30m of Google and forum searching before posting this.

I'm hoping to start doing some fairly short (2-3 day)...
08-20-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,220
Posted By Redshift96

~2001 Kestrel 500 EMS. About 20 years old now......

~2001 Kestrel 500 EMS. About 20 years old now... maybe not quite C&V, but getting there!

Ridden to age group victory in Kona by previous owner, who apparently babied it, as there's hardly a...
08-19-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,220
Posted By Redshift96

Yeah, for sure... it LOOKS cool as all get out....

Yeah, for sure... it LOOKS cool as all get out. But.... good lord, how does that front shift from 28t to the FIFTY tooth middle ring feel? Not to mention the bailout shift in the other direction......
08-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Redshift96

7700/7800 Mix & Match

That is really interesting... could you elaborate on what issues you noticed when using the 7700 derailleurs?

I'm using RD-7700GS/FD-7703 derailleurs on two different bikes with 7800 triple...
08-05-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Redshift96

If you have a standard Hollowtech II socket...

If you have a standard Hollowtech II socket (highly recommended over a spanner/wrench, since you can use a torque wrench with it), there is a very cheap plastic insert that slips inside the socket...
08-03-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,220
Posted By Redshift96

Wait, what? They did? Do you know when exactly?...

Wait, what? They did? Do you know when exactly? Or other details about that decision?

I had no idea...

Makes it much harder to blame Shimano for planned obsolescence then, dammit.
08-03-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Redshift96

I'm fairly certain that the 7400 and 7800 inner...

I'm fairly certain that the 7400 and 7800 inner ring should swap right over. The BCD for both is 130mm. Unless you ride nothing but flatland, or are a monster pedal masher, I'm guessing that the...
08-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By Redshift96

Unless you're already a badass, that right there...

Unless you're already a badass, that right there is a great reason to, at the very least, start out with the triple setup. You can't ride at all with a blown knee.
08-02-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By Redshift96

DA-7400 would be a maximum of 8-spd. 9-spd came...

DA-7400 would be a maximum of 8-spd. 9-spd came in with the DA-7700 group. Do you mean that you're currently using a 7400 chainset with previously upgraded 9-spd RD/cogset/shifters? Might be helpful...
08-02-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,918
Posted By Redshift96

Thanks much for the reply and the pics. If I were...

Thanks much for the reply and the pics. If I were working with a steel or aluminum frame, I'd be all over that solution.

At the moment I'm leaning toward boring/honing the inside of the aluminum...
08-02-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,220
Posted By Redshift96

I'm a little surprised that not one example of...

I'm a little surprised that not one example of the Dura Ace 7803 triple crankset has shown up here... imho, the pinnacle of Shimano's bike jewelry design trend. (I realize that it's on the late...
07-27-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,918
Posted By Redshift96

Thank you. Turns out this is dead on. Having...

Thank you. Turns out this is dead on. Having worked with CrMo steerers exclusively, I was more than a little shocked to discover that the wall thickness of the aluminum steerer on the fork I'm...
07-27-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,918
Posted By Redshift96

Thanks so much for the tip. AtomicCycles.com is...

Thanks so much for the tip. AtomicCycles.com is the same shop as GenuineBicycleParts.com. I called,Atomic, and it sounds like this is the "RetroRyder" adapter mentioned in other threads, designed...
07-25-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,918
Posted By Redshift96

Well, as long as you're all here...

Being faced with a similar problem, I'm curious whether anyone might have some feedback/wisdom to share (acerbic or otherwise) regarding the one potential solution that seems rather obvious to me,...
05-20-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,671
Posted By Redshift96

Yep.

Information is helpful whenever you happen to need it. Even 13 years later. Welcome to the internet. Thanks to all who went to the trouble to try to help. Maybe the following will help the next...
05-04-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,456
Posted By Redshift96

On a related note, would anyone happen to have...

On a related note, would anyone happen to have the original Flight Deck Manager software CD? Or a copy thereof? I have a new SC-7900 head unit to go with a 7970 build, and have scoured the...
02-15-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,794
Posted By Redshift96

Salinas Valley Corridor

PLEASE, also be forewarned that the stretch of 101 from south of King City to north of Greenfield, even through Gilroy (including the parallel access road/s) can be RIDICULOUSLY windy. Like......
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