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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By Troul

i'd put it in the hot wax on a screen/mesh tray....

i'd put it in the hot wax on a screen/mesh tray. Move it around a few times.
02-25-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Barry2

If you need to ride it while waiting on...

If you need to ride it while waiting on tools/parts, just throw it back together.
Where I am tools/parts takes 2-3 days. We don’t know where you are, YMMV.

Barry
02-25-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By grumpus

It wouldn't be a "light sand" - you'd have to...

It wouldn't be a "light sand" - you'd have to remove the hardened surface layer to get it concentric again, and then you'd have a soft bearing surface that didn't fit the cups. Just fit a cheap...
02-22-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By Wildwood

Somehow the pic with "the hills" got...

Somehow the pic with "the hills" got omitted.
02-21-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Mtracer

Small stone wedged in the chain?

Small stone wedged in the chain?
02-21-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By choddo

No front mech, itís a 1X if it was still...

No front mech, itís a 1X

if it was still playing up I was also thinking chain stretch or maybe worn chainring and new chain where the chain was rising up the teeth (or misplaced N-W but he covered...
02-21-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By Samac

Another beautiful day. Sunny and 58F but windy...

Another beautiful day. Sunny and 58F but windy with 25mph gusts. Again today heading south was at times a bit slow but going north was very pleasant. Put ~20 miles in.

Wind:...
02-20-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By base2

Generally round is a good place to start.

Generally round is a good place to start.
02-20-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By Samac

Got out on this beautiful day. Temperature was...

Got out on this beautiful day. Temperature was around 45 with a constant breeze of 10-12mph coming from the south so heading north was fun. Put in about 15 miles.

Cheers,

Scott
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,121,338
Posted By rsrogers

Went over to hot wax a few years back. Game...

Went over to hot wax a few years back. Game changer for sure! Wow, that first ride on a freshly waxed chain. So smooth and quiet.
02-19-24, 05:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,982
Posted By John Valuk

I'm following up on this because I did a couple...

I'm following up on this because I did a couple of test runs of my Seemee 200 V2.0 yesterday.

I had it set to "Smart" operation, and ran it in a location where the ambient light sensor kept the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By choddo

Well you now have a new addict to the ďhow clean...

Well you now have a new addict to the ďhow clean can I get a chain?Ē game while I try to prep this properly.

This is a used chain after;
a normal citrus degreaser & rag clean
shake in isopropyl...
02-18-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By oldbobcat

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and...

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and clean up the jaggies with a file, sandpaper, or bench grinder.
02-18-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not older tires but tires with low thread...

Itís not older tires but tires with low thread count per inch. All of the pictures shown so far clearly show large threads and few of them. A higher thread count tire is more resistant to cord...
02-18-24, 02:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By choddo

Also five cheap tyres costs the same as one...

Also five cheap tyres costs the same as one expensive one and you donít get a mid-ride blowout on the latter. 4seasons or gatorskins last a looooong time.

I have a pair of the Conti Ultras...
02-17-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,982
Posted By John Valuk

I can't personally vouch for maximum run times,...

I can't personally vouch for maximum run times, as it's something that I've never tested. My typical rides don't have me in the dark for more than 1-1/2 hours, and aren't long enough overall to even...
02-17-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By OldTryGuy

1st ride today I got out at 2:26AM riding for...

1st ride today I got out at 2:26AM riding for 1:06:27 and 14.41 miles on the Rans Velocity Squared recumbent
2nd ride today I got out at 4:23AM riding for 1:06:09 and 16.61 miles on the 2018...
02-16-24, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By cyccommute

A 6/7/8 speed link will work with a 6/7/8 speed...

A 6/7/8 speed link will work with a 6/7/8 speed chain. I bought about 100 of them from AliExpress for my local co-op so that people would quit messing up the chains and, more importantly, the pins...
02-16-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Kai Winters

Neva shoulda dun it...

As the title says...neva shoulda dun it...but I did...sigh
I've posted in the "what are you wrenching on" or something like that thread that I have been building a Spesh Tarmac SL8 SWorks with a...
02-16-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By OldTryGuy

Lots of flat riding here in SW FL. e.g. - 52.25...

Lots of flat riding here in SW FL. e.g. - 52.25 miles today with 98' elevation
02-16-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,518
Posted By calamarichris

I like oats, and especially muesli with a few...

I like oats, and especially muesli with a few drops of real maple syrup. And thick, strong, mild-roast coffee. Sometimes the caffeine content of the mild-roast would have me dripping sweat and...
02-15-24, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 786
Posted By Kontact

A note of caution: Calling something a "6 speed...

A note of caution:
Calling something a "6 speed chain" does not mean that the chain has certain dimension shared with all other 6 speed chains, it may just mean that it shifts fine on a six speed...
02-15-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By Polaris OBark

Recumbents aren't bicycles.

Recumbents aren't bicycles.
02-15-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

Go learn a bit of chemistry and, perhaps, a bit...

Go learn a bit of chemistry and, perhaps, a bit of language. A lubricant is any substance that helps reduce friction between two surfaces. Water can be a lubricant. Oil can be a lubricant. Wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By tempocyclist

That's what I do. I switch chains after around...

That's what I do. I switch chains after around 300km, which is likely quite conservative. I then rewax 3-4 chains at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By spelger

re-do every 10 hours? that is almost every week...

re-do every 10 hours? that is almost every week for me. no thanks. i wax but only re-do once a month, about 400mi. i think it is distance/environment that dictates the frequency.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By Maelochs

I use a double boiler (pot of boiling water with...

I use a double boiler (pot of boiling water with another pot in it) and degrease with either Simple green or mineral spirits. Rewax when you think the chain needs it ... noisy or whatever....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21,223
Views: 5,121,338
Posted By phrantic09

A lot: Force AXS D1 Groupset 48/35 crank, 10/33...

A lot:
Force AXS D1 Groupset 48/35 crank, 10/33 cassette.
Cervelo Soloist frameset, Embers, Size 56
Repente Quasar 2 Saddle
Deda Superbox DCR stem
Deda headset cover for Soloist/R5/Aspero
Prime...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By choddo

Thatís what I said isnít it? :foo:

Thatís what I said isnít it? :foo:
02-14-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny true story ( long before chain waxing...

Funny true story ( long before chain waxing threads). Post head injury. After my last race ever and the start of re-joining the real world. I visited a dear friend to spend a week collecting...
02-14-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One of my mentors explained winter hills. It...

One of my mentors explained winter hills. It seems that with the cold of winter the earth contracts a bit. So the hills do get steeper and taller. But just be patient as in the warmth of Summer the...
02-14-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By t2p

spin to win ! ( and save your knees - you...

spin to win !

( and save your knees - you will need them when you get older )
02-14-24, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By FBinNY

Two considerations limit the cassette size...

Two considerations limit the cassette size (biggest sprocket).

The first is the height of the jockey wheel. There's some fudge room using the "B" screw, and adjusting chain length. But if the...
02-14-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since most production bikes come OEM with the...

Since most production bikes come OEM with the gear system nearly maxed out already (and I have questioned the smarts to run a system at it's max range) generally any significant ratio change often...
02-14-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By Iride01

You sort of leave your question too open ended....

You sort of leave your question too open ended. Certain things about your bike might let you get away with going to a 32 or larger low sprocket on the rear of your bike with just a change of the...
02-13-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By SoSmellyAir

As my wife would say (to me): "It's your...

As my wife would say (to me): "It's your tone."
02-13-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What Barry2 said, and in case you do not trust...

What Barry2 said, and in case you do not trust Hambini, see also: Cannondale BB30A and PF30A explained Ė Kogel Bearings (https://www.kogel.cc/blogs/kbba/cannondale-bb30a-and-pf30a-explained?).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When the Bianchi Infinito CV went on sale a few...

When the Bianchi Infinito CV went on sale a few months ago I almost pulled the trigger but changed my mind when I learned that it has a proprietary seat post (with a fragile top clamp) that is sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,016
Posted By Iride01

No matter how much experience you had in the...

No matter how much experience you had in the distant past, your body will be on a new journey now if you really get into cycling. Those 25 mile rides weren't worth spit to show you anything about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By Steel Charlie

Would immersive waxing be the next step up from...

Would immersive waxing be the next step up from the Full Brazilian ?

Asking for a friend
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By Bart78

I always clean the chain shaking 2 or 3 times in...

I always clean the chain shaking 2 or 3 times in mineral spirit - gasoline extraction.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,500
Posted By Ryan_M

I've heard you can do that, I have not tried it...

I've heard you can do that, I have not tried it so can't say anything to the contrary. I figure a single soak in mineral spirits makes a new chain ready to go fairly quickly. It's minimal extra...
02-08-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,124
Posted By andrewclaus

I rode a loop out to Collosal Cave Park and...

I rode a loop out to Collosal Cave Park and Saguaro National Park, 44 miles and 1,800 of climbing. After a day of rain in town, there's a dusting of snow on the higher 9000' peaks in the distance....
02-07-24, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By rsbob

Nuff said for some, but I donít have a clue what...

Nuff said for some, but I donít have a clue what you are talking about other than a 68 Peugeot bike and maybe bottom bracket cups which are hard to service????
02-07-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By delbiker1

Today's faux pas was going to shift onto the big...

Today's faux pas was going to shift onto the big ring and it would not go. My first thought was "what now" , I looked down and hit the lever again, nothing. Oh yeah, I did not re-attach the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,518
Posted By choddo

"lower pressure required = less RR" Does...

"lower pressure required = less RR"

Does that follow? My primitive simian brain always associated higher pressure with less rr but maybe less speed thanks to worse effects from imperfect surfaces.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,208
Posted By 531Aussie

Is that death sneaking up on me? :p

Is that death sneaking up on me? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,208
Posted By 531Aussie

Bloody hell! It's been nearly 20 years since I...

Bloody hell! It's been nearly 20 years since I joined the forum!! Where has the time gone?! :thumb:
02-06-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,982
Posted By roadfix

Got a new light, primarily for the helmetÖ. but...

Got a new light, primarily for the helmetÖ. but can go on the handlebar as well, same GoPro style clip in mount on the bar.
...
02-06-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By SurferRosa

You know how you'll be walking your bike on your...

You know how you'll be walking your bike on your left side, you roll it ahead of you to catch the saddle with your other hand to walk it on your dominant side ... except you don't catch it. Yeah,...
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