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10-10-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By delbiker1

Go to parktool.com for the BB removal video....

Go to parktool.com for the BB removal video. Youtube has them, good and bad. If what your are describing is what I am picturing, you need a way of clamping the properly place tool onto the BB. There...
10-08-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By delbiker1

Just take the chain off, put it in big enough...

Just take the chain off, put it in big enough plastic/metal jar or can, with the solvent in it, shake it around a bit, pull the chain out and wipe it down. Lube the chain and wipe it off again,...
10-08-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By delbiker1

I think that is much more about the perspective...

I think that is much more about the perspective of the rider, not so much the bike. Certainly, there are differences in the handling, speed, comfort, general feel, etc., but what one finds boring,...
Forum: Introductions
10-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome, I love riding bikes. A lot of good info...

Welcome, I love riding bikes. A lot of good info and help here. When you get your 10th post, remember pictures are always helpful to those trying to help you.
Forum: Introductions
10-08-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By delbiker1

KayEight, good choice to join these forums for...

KayEight, good choice to join these forums for those reasons. Try to help those that are trying to help you by giving specific info on any problems or questions. Once you get your 10th post in,...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Rob123, I am from Sussex also, Sussex...

Welcome Rob123, I am from Sussex also, Sussex County. Delaware, USA. A whole lot of knowledge and help available here. And lot of bicycle eye candy to look at.
10-07-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By delbiker1

Nice bike, and I sure would not call it ugly....

Nice bike, and I sure would not call it ugly. Reminds my of my Fuji Ace, but a different color. Same kind of set up and a pleasure to ride. It is also the lowest cost bike I own. I cannot say it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By delbiker1

Spring of last year I went through a 2 week...

Spring of last year I went through a 2 week period where I had 6 flats. I had a sheathing screw, roofing nail, wire from a tire belt, a piece of glass twice and a pinch flat. Three of the flats were...
09-30-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By delbiker1

I turned 69 earlier this month. I am on a 5000...

I turned 69 earlier this month. I am on a 5000 mile pace this year, that will give me a bit over 41,000 since the start of 2014. Before that year, I had probably done 3000 in a year at some point,...
09-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,178
Posted By delbiker1

Same for me. A few bucks and it was really easy....

Same for me. A few bucks and it was really easy. The drop outs needed minor adjusting, I used RJ's method for that. I cannot say what anyone else's outcome might be, but I would not not hesitate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20,167
Views: 4,526,007
Posted By delbiker1

I will not be getting them for a number of weeks,...

I will not be getting them for a number of weeks, but yesterday, I ordered a set of Hed RA Performance disc wheels, plus the QR set up. I have been looking at wheels for awhile, was leaning towards...
09-19-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By delbiker1

My usual bar tape is 2 mm thick with minimal...

My usual bar tape is 2 mm thick with minimal cushioning, and I like long fingered gloves with little or no padding. I am susceptible to numbness in my hands/fingers. I have spinal and shoulder issues...
09-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,977
Posted By delbiker1

27 1/4" tire equal a 33/34mm tire. While not the...

27 1/4" tire equal a 33/34mm tire. While not the best choice, depending on the type of gravel and tires, they could be not so good , to very good. It is such an open question, "Can I ride",...
09-12-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By delbiker1

Is your BB threaded or press fit. What Shimano...

Is your BB threaded or press fit. What Shimano crank set are you referring to. I recently switched an FSA Omega crank set, I believe 19 mm spindle, to a Shimano Tiagra 4600 Hollowtech ll. The...
09-11-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,763
Posted By delbiker1

I got the front wheel for my Orbea Avant back...

I got the front wheel for my Orbea Avant back from the shop today, they replaced a broken spoke and trued the wheel. At home, I also switched out some components for items that arrived over the past...
09-11-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By delbiker1

Not kidding here, I am not sure if that is a...

Not kidding here, I am not sure if that is a serious post, or not. Back to " Just get a bike with disc brakes". You do it our way, and I'll do it mine, is that a song?
09-11-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By delbiker1

Everybody has their way, not right or wrong. As...

Everybody has their way, not right or wrong. As one post stated, just get a bike with disc brakes. I have no doubt that is the answer for some. For me, even doing it every day, every time, not a...
09-11-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By delbiker1

That sure is what it looks like to me. Even after...

That sure is what it looks like to me. Even after doing this, you may still not have clearance. That depends on the width of your tire. I personally have no issue with having to let the air out, and...
09-11-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,997
Posted By delbiker1

I do have one bike with flat pedals. It is my...

I do have one bike with flat pedals. It is my chore/errand/ get on and go bike. I also have a bike with two sided pedals, one spd and the other flat. There are numerous of makes of this type of...
09-10-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,728
Posted By delbiker1

noobinsf , that's awesome. I was going to stop...

noobinsf , that's awesome. I was going to stop by my LBS tomorrow to see if they had any in all the stuff they have stashed. I have a good relationship with them and have found such things there in...
09-10-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By delbiker1

Quick Google search: ...

Quick Google search:

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09-10-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,728
Posted By delbiker1

noobinsf , unfortunately, the washers I have do...

noobinsf , unfortunately, the washers I have do not match up with yours. The inner diameter is too small and the depth is too large. When I saw your pictures I knew they were not going to match, but...
09-10-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By delbiker1

I have no need for anything shown, except for the...

I have no need for anything shown, except for the mirror shown on the right, missing the strap. Any chance of purchasing just that?
Forum: Introductions
09-09-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By delbiker1

Welcome Rosco920, a lot of good info and advice...

Welcome Rosco920, a lot of good info and advice available here. I am originally from Rockford, actually Loves Park, and at one time, lived in Roscoe, IL. One of my biggest sports thrills, 10 years...
09-09-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 424,728
Posted By delbiker1

noobinsf , I have a few of these types of...

noobinsf , I have a few of these types of washers, but I do not know what size you are looking for., or if what you need is specific for that caIiper. I can measure the outside and inside diameters,...
09-08-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,756
Posted By delbiker1

I am of the opinion that as the groupsets have...

I am of the opinion that as the groupsets have evolved, the gap of performance has gotten much smaller. Even the weight difference has lessened. I also believe that an experience rider that has used...
09-08-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By delbiker1

Apologies, wrong info

Apologies, wrong info
09-07-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,358
Posted By delbiker1

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or...

I do not see how anyone that was not involved, or was an on hand eye witness, can give testament to who, if not both, were at fault. Even then, often, the parties involved are the not the most...
09-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By delbiker1

NDL , I checked to see what crank arms I have....

NDL , I checked to see what crank arms I have. The only option that would possibly work for you is a Shimano 1050 crank set. I am including this URL from Ebay for a 1055 as a visual due to it being...
09-07-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By delbiker1

Personally, I prefer 28mm for strictly road...

Personally, I prefer 28mm for strictly road riding. That is good for me as the bikes I ride the most max out at 28, leaving a couple of mm clearance to the sides and the top. If I am going to mix in...
09-07-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By delbiker1

It is certainly not doing your knees any good....

It is certainly not doing your knees any good. Like others have posted, I stand to stretch the lower back, glutes, legs, etc. Standing most of the time is something I would not like, nor would I do...
09-06-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,559
Posted By delbiker1

I love this idea. Where? What would you call it?...

I love this idea. Where? What would you call it? How about Bizarro Chino. Maybe Anti-Chino. I am sure some good prize ideas would arise.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,302
Posted By delbiker1

NDL , you are going to have an easy time...

NDL , you are going to have an easy time following this as it is an almost 13 year old thread. Anyway, I have a late 80's Ochsner , originally 6 speed Shimano with DT shifters. I did cold set the...
09-06-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By delbiker1

What length is are the arms? I have a couple of...

What length is are the arms? I have a couple of Shimano options.
09-05-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By delbiker1

My first pair of clip less shoes were Adidas spd....

My first pair of clip less shoes were Adidas spd. They were very comfy and lasted a long time. I would definitely order a
pair of these, but, I have 2 pairs of spd-sl already, and I have found that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 125,585
Posted By delbiker1

gorillimo I have Hutchinson Fusion 5 all season...

gorillimo I have Hutchinson Fusion 5 all season tires, latex tubes, mounted on Zonda C17 rim, QR on my 2003 Tourmalet. There is plenty of clearance for them, but I do not think I would be comfortable...
09-04-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By delbiker1

If you ride and or work on your bike, it is going...

If you ride and or work on your bike, it is going to get scratched. There is nothing weird about not knowing what caused a scratch. The good thing is you no longer have to worry about the first...
09-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By delbiker1

Of course I have. The pursuit of perfection...

Of course I have. The pursuit of perfection regarding my bikes; what works just a bit better, maybe lighter, what adds to my comfort, and just because I want it, is an inalienable right. It says so...
09-03-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,900
Posted By delbiker1

Man, you are going to have fun and enjoy riding...

Man, you are going to have fun and enjoy riding that. Kudos to you for treating yourself. IME, it is great and exciting getting on a brand new bike, but it takes a while to get the set up just right,...
09-03-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By delbiker1

The list is long. As @ Andrew R Stewart suggests,...

The list is long. As @ Andrew R Stewart suggests, find out for sure what spacing you have for clearance, vertical and lateral. You will still need to learn what size for what tires will clear, and...
09-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By delbiker1

Good point Zandoval.

Good point Zandoval.
09-03-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By delbiker1

Non-bike day?

I have been putting in quite a few miles and a lot of time on my bikes recently. Y'day, I had my first of 2021 75 mile ride, did it on my Orbea Avant, one of the bikes I have done quite of work on....
09-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,034
Posted By delbiker1

Thanks much Doc, very nice of you to do. I think...

Thanks much Doc, very nice of you to do. I think I am going to start a Cino 2022 savings plan.
09-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,034
Posted By delbiker1

Nice looking at the pictures and I am happy for...

Nice looking at the pictures and I am happy for everybody for such great weather for the event.
09-01-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By delbiker1

I am using mismatched top and bottom cups on a...

I am using mismatched top and bottom cups on a Fuji Ace. It has the proper specs and works like it was built to work that way. The only way you can even tell is with close inspection, the lower cup...
08-31-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,833
Posted By delbiker1

Obviously, individual situations are different....

Obviously, individual situations are different. Sometimes one's reactions happen before they can be overridden. Sometimes an event takes place before one can react. My youngest sister was walking six...
08-31-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,978
Posted By delbiker1

Cadence can be a useful tool. Indeed, it is for...

Cadence can be a useful tool. Indeed, it is for many. I have not had a cadence sensor in a long time. I know real close to what my cadence is by feel. For me, at this point and the way I ride now,...
08-31-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By delbiker1

I do not have a picture of my SS DBX, but I...

I do not have a picture of my SS DBX, but I copied this from the web. It looks like the wheels on this bike do not have the brake track, but you can see the both the cantilever and the disc brake...
08-31-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By delbiker1

cyccommute , interesting read. Certainly knowing...

cyccommute , interesting read. Certainly knowing where the holes are located in relation to the wheel and tire is going to help with finding the problem. Where ever they are located, it is not the...
08-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64,371
Views: 9,988,544
Posted By delbiker1

Just a curiosity as to whether the Bella and the...

Just a curiosity as to whether the Bella and the Alfana purposely have mismatched wheels or tires. I think the wheels for the Alfana are.
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