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10-05-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 832
Posted By masi61

Looking for a 1st generation SunTour Superbe...

Looking for a 1st generation SunTour Superbe front hub in 24 or 28 hole drilling. I’m taking about the series with the gold decal that says SUPERBE. If it had the correct skewer that would be icing...
10-05-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By masi61

My senses calm down when my bike is mostly quiet....

My senses calm down when my bike is mostly quiet. I doubt that the extra friction of mechanically noisy parts impacts average speeds too much but when it is quiet I probably do push harder and maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By masi61

The puncture is awfully close to the valve. This...

The puncture is awfully close to the valve. This makes me think that the puncture is a combination of a daily inflation error combined with less than perfect rim tape job.

you mention that the...
09-28-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By masi61

Too tight of a cable in the big chainring when...

Too tight of a cable in the big chainring when setting up triple indexed Shimano FD’s could be caused by the common installation error that folks make when pulling cable at the beginning of the...
09-25-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By masi61

My LBS (Cannondale dealer) is only willing to put...

My LBS (Cannondale dealer) is only willing to put a 1-1/8” reducer in there should the bearings go bad. I think the fork is functional but I need to finish the bike and test ride it to see for sure.
09-25-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By masi61

t2p - thanks for the contact for a place that...

t2p - thanks for the contact for a place that services Headshok. I’m gonna need them most likely….
09-24-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By masi61

The seller told me it is a ‘92. Maybe he bought...

The seller told me it is a ‘92. Maybe he bought it in 92 and it is an earlier year of manufacture.
...
09-23-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By masi61

It is still in the planning stages unfortunately....

It is still in the planning stages unfortunately. My hope is that the Headshok will be OK. The fork does seem to have the correct amount of travel that I read it should have ( ~3/4") but I must admit...
09-23-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By masi61

Yeah, story of my life. Buy first and ask...

Yeah, story of my life. Buy first and ask questions later! From what preliminary reading I did on it, the proprietary BB design is well implemented and I saw no mention of creaking issues as you get...
09-23-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By masi61

Yeah, I hear ya! I'm rolling the dice on this...

Yeah, I hear ya! I'm rolling the dice on this one. Honestly I sort of like the challenge of envisioning a build and how I might work around the limitations/parameters of the frame and which...
09-23-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By masi61

I bought a 1992 Merlin titanium yesterday and....

Asked almost zero questions prior to bidding on it. Turns out it has a "grease guard" press fit bottom bracket. Not the Suntour Grease Guard that I was previously familiar with but pressed fit...
09-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By masi61

The longest lasting ones I ever had were Pace...

The longest lasting ones I ever had were Pace brand, Cat 1. These were made in California and had a lot of panels all flat sewn together with white thread. The Lycra was the thickest I have ever seen...
09-16-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 787
Posted By masi61

Hey Bad Lag - sorry to suggest you were being...

Hey Bad Lag - sorry to suggest you were being (unnecessarily) stubborn in your choice of tire pressures. I guess I was thinking of myself and also my riding buddies who have all come up with the high...
09-16-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By masi61

Yeah if you keep your eyes open you might also...

Yeah if you keep your eyes open you might also see the retro-friction levers pop up under the "Spidel" name and you could potentially pick them up at a low price since they are a bit below the radar....
09-16-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,144
Posted By masi61

Hey genejockey - compliments on how clean your...

Hey genejockey - compliments on how clean your Shimano Sante component group is ! Those were 7 speed Uniglide indexed rear shifting, yes? Just curious about the state of tune on the RD indexing and...
09-16-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By masi61

Since the bike is already a mix of parts, there...

Since the bike is already a mix of parts, there are always Mavic/Simplex retrofriction. These have those wonderful micro-clicks and they never slip.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By masi61

I wondered if anyone would follow up and ask...

I wondered if anyone would follow up and ask that. He took the advice of the LBS mechanic on it. Honestly, I was a bit suspicious and thought they were probably OK. But my friend is not the kind of...
09-16-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By masi61

Sounds like you are describing the Superbe full...

Sounds like you are describing the Superbe full friction shift levers. I would also prefer the ratcheting type.
if you happen to be talking about their Accushift Indexing levers, those are excellent...
09-15-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,144
Posted By masi61

Sounds like a plan. I imagine it would most...

Sounds like a plan. I imagine it would most certainly be worth the trouble.

Before you go to that extent though, have you considered a tall or upward rise 13 cm stem? Might be worth the experiment...
09-14-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 787
Posted By masi61

Bad Lag - could you give feedback about what type...

Bad Lag - could you give feedback about what type of inner tubes you are running? Butyl or Latex? Also just curious but which rims do you have these mounted on?

Your repeating your belief that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,120
Posted By masi61

I left my crock pot on high for two days one time...

I left my crock pot on high for two days one time accidentally with clear gulf canning wax in there and it turned brown like that. It sounds like this weekend will be a good time to start fresh.
...
09-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 787
Posted By masi61

Not a fad! Nice, wide “open tubular” high thread...

Not a fad! Nice, wide “open tubular” high thread count tires like that give a much better ride at lower pressures in my opinion. Especially recommended is pairing these with latex tubes. I weigh ~190...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By masi61

Forged vs CNC milled chainrings. Which last longer?

My buddy wore out a beautiful Absolute Black CNC milled black anodized big chainring in just a little over a year. He might have ridden 4,000 miles in that time frame. I would have thought it would...
09-12-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By masi61

Folks are volunteering a variety of ideas which...

Folks are volunteering a variety of ideas which vary wildly here but I might as well offer my saddle sore theory (since this is what happened to me and I finally got it healed).

When I got a...
09-06-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By masi61

Cat Eye TL-LD710 Rapid X2 odd behavior, then dead

This past Sunday when I returned home from my ride, I pushed the power button to turn off my Ca Eye TL-LD710 Rapid X2 “blinky” taillight. It remained on continuously despite holding the power button...
08-30-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By masi61

Thanks Andrew R Stewart , 70sSanO , Atlas...

Thanks Andrew R Stewart , 70sSanO , Atlas Shrugged 7 rydabent -

My upper pivot seems to have acceptable spring action right now so I won’t take apart the B pivot again, not yet.

Turns out I was...
08-30-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By masi61

I’m not referring to the B screw. I’m taking...

I’m not referring to the B screw. I’m taking about the rear derailleur spring tension itself. On my RD-6500 GS I believe there is a least one other hole for the tip of the B spring to go into which...
08-30-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By masi61

Shimano RD “B” pivot spring tension’s role in chain wrap

Just curious if anyone knows if the holes for the “B” pivot spring can be adjusted for crisper upward spring of the upper pulley to help the RD to more tightly wrap chain on a triple chainring bike...
08-30-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,851
Posted By masi61

My understanding was that SRAM was first to crack...

My understanding was that SRAM was first to crack down on overseas internet sales to the USA. Shimano followed suit. If you check some of the European internet retailers who list Shimano parts, often...
08-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 442
Posted By masi61

Friction or Accushift indexed? How many cogs in...

Friction or Accushift indexed? How many cogs in the rear? Double or triple crank? Cassette or freewheel rear hub? Down tube shift levers or bar end/paddle shifters? A lot of ways to custom configure...
08-30-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,851
Posted By masi61

This thread took off and I was busy so I wasn’t...

This thread took off and I was busy so I wasn’t following it.

The outcome for me was that FedX turned my uncollected duty over to a collection agency when I ignored FedX’s billing too long. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By masi61

DT Swiss RR 511

DT Swiss RR 511
08-26-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By masi61

Your LOOK “looks” pretty awesome to me!

Your LOOK “looks” pretty awesome to me!
08-24-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By masi61

Hutchinson Secteur 28's are still a decent choice

Hutchinson Secteur 28's are still a decent choice
08-24-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By masi61

How is your tubeless tape job? You made no...

How is your tubeless tape job? You made no mention of this important detail in your initial query.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 11,120
Posted By masi61

What brand of chain did you get 10,000 miles out...

What brand of chain did you get 10,000 miles out of? Just curious. I have heard that Campagnolo chains last the longest but maybe Wippermann too since they seem built in a similar fashion. I have...
08-21-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By masi61

Chain wrap looks pretty good in the big-big. Dura...

Chain wrap looks pretty good in the big-big. Dura Ace uniglide freewheels have a silky ratchet action of the freewheel body, but cog precision might be not quite as good for the Uniglide cogs...
08-21-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By masi61

Wippermann Connex are multiple use. Not sure...

Wippermann Connex are multiple use. Not sure about KMC or Shimano.
08-21-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By masi61

That is a very original method of “eyeballing”...

That is a very original method of “eyeballing” it. Maybe show a photo of your improvised alignment device?
08-21-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By masi61

What 7 speed cog set are you using? Is it a...

What 7 speed cog set are you using? Is it a cassette or a freewheel?

Could you take a photo of the RD-6400 while it is in the “big-big” combo? We might be able to evaluate if there are chain...
08-21-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By masi61

Item #1 above: derailleur hanger not bent? Are...

Item #1 above: derailleur hanger not bent? Are the screws that secure the removable hanger tight? Also, has it been properly checked with a derailleur alignment gauge?
08-20-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,051
Posted By masi61

Your "light action" rear derailleur is set up...

Your "light action" rear derailleur is set up wrong. The upper pivot should not be swung back like that. Also, your cable housing is 4 or 5 inches too short. If you like trying to do your own repairs...
08-20-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By masi61

Update : I don't believe the Connex link was...

Update : I don't believe the Connex link was responsible for the crunch. Turns out the upper pivot on my aging Ultegra 6500 GS rear derailleur had partly seized and was binding as a result. The cage...
08-20-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By masi61

I'm doing trial and error taking a MTB Cannondale...

I'm doing trial and error taking a MTB Cannondale Hollowgram axle and trying to make a road triple with some KCNC triple web-rings I got from E-bay. It looks like it should work but when I tighten...
08-20-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By masi61

One more update on the sticky upper pulley - the...

One more update on the sticky upper pulley - the problem has truly been sorted. My confidence is much better thanks to knowing that the RD can track the cassette without jumping a cog. I can stand to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By masi61

You could always carry snug fitting leather...

You could always carry snug fitting leather gardening gloves in your jersey pocket on your ride. Gives you more grip and helps you roll that last bit of bead onto the rim & stay tool-less.

In case...
08-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By masi61

Have you replaced the cable & housing lately? Is...

Have you replaced the cable & housing lately? Is the shift action stiff because the shifter grease is gummed up and needs a flush? Lastly, did you set the shifter up correctly from the start using...
08-19-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By masi61

Any decent 25mm clincher would be a nice upgrade...

Any decent 25mm clincher would be a nice upgrade from 21mm Wolbers for rough roads. I would suggest a high thread count “open tubular” type tire from Challenge, Veloflex or Vittoria combined with...
08-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,153
Posted By masi61

Could you provide a picture of the drive side so...

Could you provide a picture of the drive side so we can see the derailleurs and crank?

Also, have you had the rear wheel off to verify what the rear triangle spacing is? If it is 126mm I’m one...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-16-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By masi61

That is good news. I live near Dayton but look...

That is good news. I live near Dayton but look forward to future bike path adventures in northern Ohio.
I did several Canadian extended tours in my teens & early 20’s & took the Pelee Island ferry...
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