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07-01-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By zacster

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design...

You are all mostly missing the point. Why design something that needs a special tool if you’re not going to include it? Even IKEA includes them. Why even design it so it needs a tool at all? You...
06-30-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By zacster

Hollowtech II preload adjustment tool?

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Why does that require a special tool? Why isn't it a standard 8 or 10mm allen wrench that everybody already has, or is at least available at a hardware store? Why...
06-29-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By zacster

If SRAM is like Campy or Shimano, the higher...

If SRAM is like Campy or Shimano, the higher grade cassettes get expensive really fast. I usually go for the lower grade Campy, either Centaur or Veloce, since I'm not racing. On the usual ride I'd...
06-28-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By zacster

Back in the old days I would grease my cables if...

Back in the old days I would grease my cables if they got balky and they'd work again, but back in the old days brakes weren't nearly as smooth and derailleurs had down tube shifters. On a modern...
06-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

That's usually my approach anyway, especially...

That's usually my approach anyway, especially since I have the parts. It just struck me that there were differences as I always thought all road brakes were the same, only V-Brakes were any...
06-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

I'm used to the terms short pull and long pull...

I'm used to the terms short pull and long pull for road/cantis and V-brakes. Do these levers fall somewhere in between? Or are they even shorter pull? And will the levers work with the Codas? I...
06-26-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old"...

That link is only more confusing. What is "Old" super SLR and what is "NEW". It never specifies. Have you ever seen the complete Shimano compatibility chart? You need a Doctorate of Computer...
06-26-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By zacster

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee...

I have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee and am even having trouble walking at the moment. I used Keos for years now. When I went to physical therapy the first time for it, the first thing he...
06-26-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

Are 105 9sp brake levers different?

I read somewhere in this forum that the pull on the brake levers is different. I was going to put 105 brifters on a Cannondale that has the OEM Coda brakes on them. I have the 105 calipers too, but...
06-25-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By zacster

I guess they got on the bandwagon. The Campy is...

I guess they got on the bandwagon. The Campy is for 13sp, which I didn't even know was a thing.

It makes me feel old that 10sp is an old technology now.
06-25-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By zacster

New Shimano and Campy chains are designed to use...

New Shimano and Campy chains are designed to use a special pin, KMC chains are designed to use a quick link, I believe SRAM is too. I don't know about any other, nor does this apply to old style...
06-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By zacster

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin...

On older chains for 5/6/7 you could push the pin out fairly easily with the tool. With the new chains you have a hard time getting the pins out and it takes a good deal of force to get them out...
06-24-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By zacster

I had an FSA compact on my all Chorus bike and it...

I had an FSA compact on my all Chorus bike and it worked fine with shifting. That said, I replaced it with a Chorus crank a few years ago because I got tired of the retainer bolt loosening all the...
06-21-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By zacster

I pretty much figured the 10sp chain would be OK....

I pretty much figured the 10sp chain would be OK. I'll use that since I have one, I have three actually all brand new in box.
06-21-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By zacster

Cool. Do you use a 9, 10 or 11sp chain? I have...

Cool. Do you use a 9, 10 or 11sp chain? I have a bunch of 10sp KMC chains. Does a 10sp chain engage well enough with 9sp rears? I tried a 10sp on a 6sp rear and it just didn't engage. This was...
06-21-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By zacster

11sp crank on a 9sp setup?

My daughter needed a bigger frame as she outgrew the 44cm frame I bought her as a teen. I bought a 48 C'dale frame and fork and I'm going to transfer the 9sp parts from the small frame, but of...
06-20-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 756
Posted By zacster

I bought a tube when I first moved to Seattle and...

I bought a tube when I first moved to Seattle and still use it. That was in 1979! It just feels like it'll never run out and since I'm 67 now and temporarily unable to ride it should just last a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

The frame arrived today and it is beautiful!...

The frame arrived today and it is beautiful! There is only one mark on it from tire rub otherwise it is completely clean. Even the chain stay is clean. Now the twin sisters can ride their Cannondales...
06-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By zacster

I use a 13-29 10sp with a short cage Chorus 10sp...

I use a 13-29 10sp with a short cage Chorus 10sp derailleur and it works just fine, even in the big/big combo. I have a 50/34 Chorus 10 up front too. One thing to consider is that 10sp keeps...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

Thanks. I have one 16 notch tool, if I need two...

Thanks. I have one 16 notch tool, if I need two I'll get another.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

I was looking at Praxis and they are out of stock...

I was looking at Praxis and they are out of stock on almost everything. She probably needs a 165 crank arm, and a 50/34 compact although what she has now is a 53/39. She isn't a serious rider so it...
06-15-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By zacster

Every 1000 miles? That could be 5 or 6 cables a...

Every 1000 miles? That could be 5 or 6 cables a year. Nobody I know pays that much attention to them. And maybe they are relatively cheap but the better ones still cost some money. I put a new...
06-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By zacster

I ride the big/big all the time and have been for...

I ride the big/big all the time and have been for as long as I can remember. I can trim the FD so that it doesn't rub in any gear too. I've had no issues, wear seems to be normal. I keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

The only BB I've ever done myself is a Campy UT...

The only BB I've ever done myself is a Campy UT English thread. That was easy as it is only the cups that are on the frame. The bearings are on the spindle. I even have the bearing tool for it. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

The one thing I need to buy will be a BB30 BB and...

The one thing I need to buy will be a BB30 BB and crank. The seller is saying in the posting that this bike was his daughter's as well and she outgrew it so maybe he got the next size up C'Dale and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By zacster

Just bought my daughter a Supersix EVO.

She’ll have a better bike than I do.

I had bought her a nice Specialized Dolce Vita when she was a young teen in a 44 size but she outgrew it. I should have known better but she rode it until...
05-20-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By zacster

My understanding is that 11sp road spacing is...

My understanding is that 11sp road spacing is 131, not 130. They kind of snuck that extra 1mm in there since it would barely be noticeable when inserting the wheel into the frame. What that means...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By zacster

There is a "Like" button on the far right at the...

There is a "Like" button on the far right at the bottom of the post. It may not appear if you are new to the forum. You can see it has been a long time since I was new here! Welcome to the forum!
05-19-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By zacster

I took care of mine by putting it in the box and...

I took care of mine by putting it in the box and sending it back. No thanks.
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By zacster

I've been out on this bike a lot more now and the...

I've been out on this bike a lot more now and the bar inners have become second nature and my preferred position. I can brake and shift to the smaller cog on the right or the smaller ring on the left...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By zacster

That's why I like it. It isn't an obvious shock...

That's why I like it. It isn't an obvious shock absorption and it doesn't just bounce up and down. It takes the sting out without making the road disappear. Ride over some rough patches of road or...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By zacster

The bar inners were definitely a little pricey,...

The bar inners were definitely a little pricey, especially since the only ones available only worked with their grips, which are also pricey, but good. SQLabs are the manufacturer and they only seem...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By zacster

I put "bar inners" on my flat bars. They are in...

I put "bar inners" on my flat bars. They are in a position more akin to road levers than the wide bar ends. I was riding around Brooklyn yesterday and found myself using them as my regular riding...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By zacster

You'll want to park somewhere away from the...

You'll want to park somewhere away from the finish line, even a few miles away. You'll have bikes after all to get back to the car.
05-09-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By zacster

I put Shimano XT M770 v-brakes and Deore T610...

I put Shimano XT M770 v-brakes and Deore T610 long pull levers on my old Trek. I completely trust them to stop me. I don't know how big a tire will fit, but I don't see any problem putting a 2.25 in...
05-07-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

I used to run my 700x23 tires at 105-110 but then...

I used to run my 700x23 tires at 105-110 but then switched to 28fr 25r and run them at 95. But then again I used to run my 700x19 tires at 110 and they were like riding rocks. Those were the days...
05-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By zacster

Usually it's the other way, when you get older...

Usually it's the other way, when you get older you become a stubborn old cuss. "That's how I do it and that's they way it is". Good to hear a different perspective. I'm getting older too and feel...
05-06-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By zacster

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. ...

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. All of these components are supposed to meet a standard with some pretty tight tolerances. If you get everything within that tolerance it should just...
05-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By zacster

I'm a little perplexed here. You, Rumrunn6, have...

I'm a little perplexed here. You, Rumrunn6, have been around BF a very long time. This seems like such a basic question.
05-06-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

Maybe some of the problem is the flip-lock head,...

Maybe some of the problem is the flip-lock head, you are applying pressure to flip it but in the meantime the valve stem is somewhat delicate.
05-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,938
Posted By zacster

Same here. And is it really harder to use the...

Same here. And is it really harder to use the cement?
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By zacster

Newcomer? I've been a member here for 18 years. ...

Newcomer? I've been a member here for 18 years. I haven't gone over 10k posts though, maybe because I'm out riding. There is nothing new on the Bikeforums. I stopped posting for about 6 months in...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By zacster

On the Five Boro Bike Tour the other day I saw 2,...

On the Five Boro Bike Tour the other day I saw 2, and they were together. That's out of 30,000 riders. While waiting in the interminable line for the ferry back to Manhattan I didn't see any and...
05-05-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By zacster

Are the brakes corroded? or just the pads? I...

Are the brakes corroded? or just the pads? I have some 45 year old brakes in my basement that aren't corroded even after that long time. I wouldn't think anything on a 2008 Crossroads would be...
05-05-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,938
Posted By zacster

A few years ago I bought bulk Rema patches and...

A few years ago I bought bulk Rema patches and cement. Flats seem to come in groups so I'll patch in groups too. I've done 6 in the last week on various bikes. I keep using them as long as they hold...
05-05-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By zacster

I get that, but I'm still curious as to what is...

I get that, but I'm still curious as to what is wrong with the full 7sp setup that you'd want to swap things around. I have 7sp DX on one bike and it works great. I've thought about changing it to...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By zacster

The Redshift stem is great. It really absorbs...

The Redshift stem is great. It really absorbs the shock without feeling spongy or springy. I've had it on my road bike for 2 years now and would have bought one for this bike too but I was no...
05-04-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By zacster

Who is using 8 speed cassettes? They were just...

Who is using 8 speed cassettes? They were just an oddball size. You can't get them, you can't get compatible parts. Why even try to use them unless you already have it on a bike? What is the...
05-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By zacster

That's why 90 degrees works. The valve is now...

That's why 90 degrees works. The valve is now out of the picture whether you start or end there.
05-04-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 415,567
Posted By zacster

I just posted this in a regular thread but I...

I just posted this in a regular thread but I think it counts as a hint or trick.

This is my trick for getting even tight tires onto a rim, usually without tools. The trick is to not do the last...
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