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11-18-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,729
Posted By Zas

Wow, I had to go offline after my original post,...

Wow, I had to go offline after my original post, now suddenly we are on page 5. Sorry for not responding. I admit my rant was made tongue in cheek to generate a response.

But I think some people...
11-17-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,729
Posted By Zas

Are they fooling us?! a rant

Does anyone else think the marketing departments of bike brands and component makers are too much in control of what bikes we ride at any given time? Do you all think this is the way to go? They want...
04-15-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Zas

Should be fine as the specs are usually a bit on...

Should be fine as the specs are usually a bit on the conservative side.
04-15-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By Zas

What are those handlebars? Nitto Im guessing,...

What are those handlebars? Nitto Im guessing, which one?
Voted for DT shifters, of course.
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,919
Posted By Zas

Thanks all, sounds like the VO ones would be...

Thanks all, sounds like the VO ones would be worth a try!
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,919
Posted By Zas

Which solid full fenders do you like?

Hi all,

I have been using different plastic clip-on fenders for years, most recently the SKS Raceblade. Ive been thinking of getting some full-on fenders that stay on the bike pretty much...
04-07-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Zas

Thanks, good to know. I've been contemplating...

Thanks, good to know. I've been contemplating updating from 7 to 8 with these shifters.
04-07-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Zas

I've never tried the DA shifters but if they work...

I've never tried the DA shifters but if they work anything like my 6400 7s left shifters with the spring assist system, they are amazing.

Does anyone know if the current R400 8s front derailleur...
03-02-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Zas

Yeah exactly, that is how I usually do it too and...

Yeah exactly, that is how I usually do it too and I like to keep the hanger reasonably low. With these brakes though, too low hanger results in a nasty curve on the straddle cable in the caliper end...
03-02-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Zas

Well I had it like that at first but I think it...

Well I had it like that at first but I think it was even worse! But yeah, now that I look at the photo above maybe I could give it another try.
03-02-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Zas

Cantilever issue(Dia Compe)

Hi all,

I recently bought some new Dia Compe 988 brakes for my do-it-all bike. Its a german sport touring frame "WKC Patria" made sometime in the late 1980s I believe. I also bought a fork...
12-18-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Zas

Hi, Ive now glued two sets of Tufo cross tubs...

Hi, Ive now glued two sets of Tufo cross tubs and raced them successfully on vintage rims. In the past Ive glued several (maybe total around 10 wheels) road tubs so not a complete stranger to glue....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By Zas

Regarding cornering, I think this advice helped...

Regarding cornering, I think this advice helped me more than everything else when I started racing: just mentally prepare to sprint out of every single corner. When you hit the apex, start sprinting...
04-25-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By Zas

About Campy 8/10-speed

Hi all

Just spend a good two hours googling on "Shimergo", setups like Campagnolo 10speed shifters mated with 8-speed Shimano, all the possibilites with 5/6, 7-10 speed shifters etc., and my brain...
04-12-15, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By Zas

I read the CMX is 10mm wider and 5mm longer. I...

I read the CMX is 10mm wider and 5mm longer. I might have to order one to test
04-12-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By Zas

New Unicanitors (CMX)

Hi all,

Anyone tried the new Unicanitor CMX?

I have the regular Unicanitor. I bought it just for fun and because of the classic look and the price. I was a bit scared though because there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Zas

Could only find this one thread on these pedals....

Could only find this one thread on these pedals. Anyone have any miles on these?
I've used the xpresso 2's for couple of years now. The right one seems to have developed a small play already. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 01:59 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 20,229
Posted By Zas

:-D yeah, I admit it. And I hate my limited...

:-D yeah, I admit it. And I hate my limited storage space.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-15, 12:48 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 20,229
Posted By Zas

^+1 You can have your disc brakes. I'll keep my...

^+1
You can have your disc brakes. I'll keep my existing 15 wheels and several frames that work perfectly with caliber brakes(only). Pads and cables will be available to purchase for years to come,...
11-02-14, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By Zas

Regina chain wear

I've previously used modern 7-speed chains for my 5/6 speed bikes.

I've had severe skipping issues with my 7-speed chains and my french and italian freewheels (chain skating over/between the cogs...
11-01-14, 11:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,344
Posted By Zas

4 years old post I know, but I agree with all of...

4 years old post I know, but I agree with all of this. I would add that the performance level of steel is not even that far away from carbon. I raced my vintage steel this summer and carbon would...
09-08-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,116
Posted By Zas

To some of these replies: you might be confused...

To some of these replies: you might be confused by the sizes. 520 tires are way easier to find than 507. I was facing this same problem except I wanted 507 slicks and it took a long time to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,742
Posted By Zas

I believe they are, Time xpresso cleats are the...

I believe they are, Time xpresso cleats are the same too.

I had the old I-clic racers and now the xpresso 2's. I-clic bearings wore out pretty fast and I cracked several of those red cleats. The...
06-16-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Zas

Thanks all, I'll put on a new Wipperman or KMC,...

Thanks all, I'll put on a new Wipperman or KMC, both of which I've had good experiences in 9-10sp systems. Hope that'll help the shifting issue. Please continue the discussion
06-16-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Zas

which modern chain

Hi all,

What kind of chains are you using on your friction 5-6 speed setups?

I'm running a Shimano 600 first gen crankset, a Gipiemme front derailleur with a 7 speed chain.

I've used the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,641
Posted By Zas

Yeah ok, I understand that. I know it's been like...

Yeah ok, I understand that. I know it's been like that for years, Shimano does it too: use only Shimano components!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-14, 05:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,641
Posted By Zas

Wow, what a mess. You can't use KMC (the easiest...

Wow, what a mess. You can't use KMC (the easiest quick link there is), can't change your own chainrings... Tolerances are getting way too small these days. +/-0.1mm!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 05:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,086
Posted By Zas

I know but I just went through the whole thread...

I know but I just went through the whole thread and there was no conclusion on the subject! I want a conclusion! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,086
Posted By Zas

Hi Did this test ever materialize,...

Hi

Did this test ever materialize, waterrockets? :D What is the latest on this subject?

As I'm racing an old 531 steel frame now, I do not notice the frame being a limiting factor. It's stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By Zas

Pro4, GP4000S. 25mm if fits the frame. Ultremo...

Pro4, GP4000S. 25mm if fits the frame. Ultremo has always been weak to me, gets cuts easy and sidewalls are too thin.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,783
Posted By Zas

try and get a better photo, that one is no good

try and get a better photo, that one is no good
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 04:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,393
Posted By Zas

Try the Pro 4 endurance. You have to carry a pump...

Try the Pro 4 endurance. You have to carry a pump and a spare with pretty much any tire anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,021
Posted By Zas

Don't worry, the Aero Advantage is used for good!

Don't worry, the Aero Advantage is used for good!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,021
Posted By Zas

Can't find it anywhere in the 1999 catalogues......

Can't find it anywhere in the 1999 catalogues... Looks just like the Saeco TT bikes that I see on some sites except for the paint job. Fork and the logos match. It is not a multisport, no way this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,021
Posted By Zas

Oh, cool I just noticed that. Turns out, it's a...

Oh, cool I just noticed that. Turns out, it's a 1999 january model!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,021
Posted By Zas

Caad4 Aero

Just acquired this awesome cheap CAAD4 Aero frame. I'm confused about the exact model and year, maybe you can help? I could've posted this on C&V, but figured it's not that old. Has anyone ridden or...
02-02-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 934,092
Posted By Zas

296733 296735 My Van Hout. I've used it...

296733 296735


My Van Hout. I've used it as a road bike but only now noticed that a 30mm cross tire fits fine in the back, and a 35 in the front. Sweet!! :)

The bike and the frame are...
01-13-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Zas

oh, I see... If that's so then I might save it...

oh, I see... If that's so then I might save it for training only. thank you!
01-13-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Zas

Clement Condor tubs?

Anyone tried? I have no idea of their value, were they cheap or one of the better ones?

I have a slightly used one that I'm thinking of re-gluing. It seems to hold air and looks ok, though old.
...
12-29-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Zas

Thanks for responses! No wheel covers allowed...

Thanks for responses!
No wheel covers allowed here unfortunately!

I've used aerobars on a road bike a lot and always had a bad fit and a strange feeling.
I think I'll build the old TT bike up...
12-26-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Zas

Vintage disc for time trialling

Hi all,

I'm looking into road racing and timetrialling again after a couple of years layoff due to injury. I sold all of my bikes at my most depressing times and now I'm trying to get myself fit...
07-08-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Zas

Thanks, interesting article! My...

Thanks, interesting article!

My understanding: most of these different methods work good enough if you mix it every once in a while and make all training progressive long term. I feel the hard...
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Zas

Pursuit training

Nevermind, rethinking myself
07-07-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,921
Posted By Zas

Van Hout

I'm the OP with a different user name!

Had to stop riding for 1,5 years because of knee problems. I was close to selling Van Hout too but I'm glad I didn't.

I stripped it and now I'm trying to...
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