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05-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By mprince

I use SRAM PC-9xx chains on my bike (shimano...

I use SRAM PC-9xx chains on my bike (shimano drivetrain). I've used them for years without issue and will continue to, as the price isn't too bad, and their quick link (included with the chain) can...
05-02-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By mprince

Blackburn Chicane. Simple and relatively...

Blackburn Chicane. Simple and relatively inexpensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,229
Posted By mprince

Go to www.prowheelbuilder.com, they have house...

Go to www.prowheelbuilder.com, they have house wheels as well as custom options. I have a set of the Archetypes built with Sapim Race spokes laced to Bitax hubs from them. A bit over your target...
04-26-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By mprince

True artistry!

True artistry!
04-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,972
Posted By mprince

See what happens when you don't provide requested...

See what happens when you don't provide requested information? You have no one but yourself to blame for this...
04-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By mprince

I clean my white bar tape with a fresh wrap of...

I clean my white bar tape with a fresh wrap of black bar tape.
04-25-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,972
Posted By mprince

Then why start the thread if you won't give...

Then why start the thread if you won't give information that incidentally, is worth mentioning if you want to be credible...
04-19-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By mprince

Did you adjust the limit screws on the front...

Did you adjust the limit screws on the front derailleur? That will adjust it's "swing", but as others have mentioned it sounds like your chainline has moved far inward. A few measurements from...
04-14-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,165
Posted By mprince

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke...

I used to ride with a guy who crimped old spoke nipples to the end of his cables.

Having said that, a drop of super glue can also hold the cut end together well.

However, I use the right part...
04-12-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,779
Posted By mprince

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By mprince

The red one.

The red one.
04-02-22, 08:09 AM
04-01-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,543
Posted By mprince

cubewheels, is that you?

cubewheels, is that you?
03-26-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,543
Posted By mprince

Then post a picture of your position, let's see...

Then post a picture of your position, let's see how many people find that "interesting"...otherwise your thread comes off as all-knowing and judgmental.
03-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mprince

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the...

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the BF standard, sorry (not)
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03-14-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mprince

The color is Medium Garnet Metallic, I believe it...

The color is Medium Garnet Metallic, I believe it is N4397 from the DuPont fleet book. All decals are buried under clearcoat, unlike the powder coated frame where all of the decals were clearly...
03-14-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mprince

Got a message from Jim last night indicating the...

Got a message from Jim last night indicating the job was done, quite a difference I would say. Got a few new parts to put on this when I get it back, but for the most part the parts don't change...
03-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By mprince

Fresh Coat of Paint...

I have a Steelman road bike that I bought in 2001 as a frameset from Brent Steelman, after many years of reliable use, the original powdercoating began to fail in several small places, plus I wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,432
Posted By mprince

Seeing the bike is gone, shouldn't the thread be...

Seeing the bike is gone, shouldn't the thread be closed? :)
02-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By mprince

Sure, shop around all you want, if it were my...

Sure, shop around all you want, if it were my bike that money is not excessive, and I'd be surprised if the cost you got from the shop doesn't include install. Prices (and I am sure quality) of that...
02-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By mprince

So why didn't you just order it and be done with...

So why didn't you just order it and be done with it? Sometimes I don't understand why people think their LBS is not a viable parts source, especially for what seems to be a proprietary part...
01-31-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,982
Posted By mprince

So dealers will become franchisees, kind of like...

So dealers will become franchisees, kind of like owning one or more McDonald's?
01-30-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By mprince

One alternative is to replace with a new Silca...

One alternative is to replace with a new Silca frame pump...
12-22-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By mprince

Mini pumps and CO2 inflators, along with shaped...

Mini pumps and CO2 inflators, along with shaped carbon frames essentially killed the demand for traditional frame pumps many years ago. I have a Blackburn frame pump, and while it has a lifetime...
12-21-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By mprince

I have 2 sets of wheels, one 9s and the other 11s...

I have 2 sets of wheels, one 9s and the other 11s with the 1.85mm spacer, both have 9 speed cassettes on them and I swap the wheels with zero derailleur adjustments needed.
12-19-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By mprince

That's what I get for posting while taking...

That's what I get for posting while taking Percocet, sorry to the OP for misreading the original post and answering a question that wasn't asked...:(
12-18-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By mprince

Blackburn Chicane

Blackburn Chicane
12-17-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By mprince

I've been a Silca Super Pista user for well over...

I've been a Silca Super Pista user for well over 30 years, my advice is to find a used one and recondition it. You don't need to spend $200 on a new one as you can still get parts from the "new"...
12-08-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By mprince

This is rich, get the :popcornout...

This is rich, get the :popcornout...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By mprince

Here's something that may be marginally helpful -...

Here's something that may be marginally helpful - I got this from a decal repro site, hopefully this is OK to post:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,432
Posted By mprince

And skidding and crashing with the pictured setup...

And skidding and crashing with the pictured setup will impact the ends of the crankarms, one impossible mystery solved...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By mprince

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the...

Just to add to this, scratch Joe Bell off of the short term list if you are not already in his queue. I spoke to him this morning and he is not accepting any new work for the forseeable future as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,432
Posted By mprince

Mr "M-word" (eww) - you are going about this in a...

Mr "M-word" (eww) - you are going about this in a very haphazard manner. Not sure why you think setting your bike up is paint by (your) numbers with questionable math and frame measurements, since...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,432
Posted By mprince

What's the problem with the spacers under the...

What's the problem with the spacers under the stem? If they give the right fit and still allow the stem to fit on the fork correctly, they are serving their purpose. If you are going to work on...
11-17-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By mprince

My advice, take a few days off the bike and...

My advice, take a few days off the bike and consider seeing an orthopedic doctor.
11-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By mprince

Sounds like a nominal investment in new tubes...

Sounds like a nominal investment in new tubes wouldn't be the worst idea, they are a consumable item...
11-17-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,434
Posted By mprince

As stated by (mostly) others, nothing wrong with...

As stated by (mostly) others, nothing wrong with the factory lube inside the chain. I normally do a good wipe down with a solvent before install to get a lot of it off the outside of the chain...
11-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By mprince

I think the Epic is the bonded CF model (similar...

I think the Epic is the bonded CF model (similar to Trek 2500), Allez is lugged steel.
11-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By mprince

This is a good and apparently overlooked point in...

This is a good and apparently overlooked point in this thread, as one poster has taken this off the rails with needing to be the smartest one on the internet :). It looks like you have removed the...
11-09-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By mprince

Also try nail polish, I've had good luck finding...

Also try nail polish, I've had good luck finding close matches as it comes in what seems like an endless range of color/shades.
11-08-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By mprince

Back on the road after a year off

For a variety of reasons, I've been off the bike for just over a year - last ride was last October. Just got new wheels built for my bike - my rear Open Pro cracked (which I discovered inspecting my...
11-01-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,329
Posted By mprince

I used a fizik women's saddle on a bike about 16...

I used a fizik women's saddle on a bike about 16 or so years ago when I couldn't get another Turbomatic. It was actually very comfortable, unfortunately the bike (Centurion Ironman Expert) got...
10-28-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By mprince

Beautiful bike, looks showroom fresh!

Beautiful bike, looks showroom fresh!
10-28-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,688
Posted By mprince

I'd not want to be the next cyclist a driver...

I'd not want to be the next cyclist a driver comes across after encountering the OP riding erratically.
10-28-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,698
Posted By mprince

If it were my bike, I would follow the advice...

If it were my bike, I would follow the advice given. Add proper brake levers, replace either the stem or the bar so they are correct, and spend the insignificant money on fresh bar tape.

But...
10-28-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By mprince

Looks like a destroyed ribbon cable (for the...

Looks like a destroyed ribbon cable (for the flight deck functions). At this point I would cut it out and remove as much as you can (since the cable is ruined and is in the mechanism)
10-27-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,654
Posted By mprince

Sure, shoot me a PM and I'm sure we can get it...

Sure, shoot me a PM and I'm sure we can get it done.
10-11-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,037
Posted By mprince

Nothing like being a troll on your own troll...

Nothing like being a troll on your own troll thread...
10-08-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By mprince

Are the cogs the same pitch?

Are the cogs the same pitch?
10-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,314
Posted By mprince

Those likely are for threadless, for a...

Those likely are for threadless, for a conventional headset the washer needs to be keyed to fit into the slot milled into the threaded steerer tube.
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