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06-09-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I'm riding a set of 25mm Continental Ultra Sport...

I'm riding a set of 25mm Continental Ultra Sport III's on my road bike (Litespeed Arenberg) and have no complaints. I don't race so I have no need for the high dollar tires only to be flushing money...
04-11-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Roadies_Rok

If someone is having issues with the chain coming...

If someone is having issues with the chain coming off the chainrings or potentially getting jammed between the small and large chainrings that is an adjustment and setup problem and not an equipment...
04-09-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Roadies_Rok

These Guys Make Sense

I just saw a follow up to the original article I posted from the EZine Cycling News and these guys really do know what they are talking about and make many good points but there again they are not...
04-07-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By Roadies_Rok

It's knows as a rubber band. it's also known as...

It's knows as a rubber band. it's also known as tipping the bike nose down in the stand.
04-07-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Shaking My Head

As the title says I am yet again amazed by the stupidity of people. Just when I think people cannot get any stupider they go and surpass even my low expectations.

I read in the EZine Cycling News...
04-07-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Roadies_Rok

oldbobcat No, actually I mean 1 bolt on the...

oldbobcat No, actually I mean 1 bolt on the handlebar clamp. This stem and probably the handlebars are old. The stem is a single bolt (it has 2 bolts that secure the stem to the steerer tube) and...
03-30-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Slipping Handlebar

I have encountered a problem with my Litespeed Arenberg road bike that if I can't find a fix may have me swapping out some parts which while not the end of the world and will in the final analysis...
02-19-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Roadies_Rok

ccrrar Thank you for the heads up and I will...

ccrrar Thank you for the heads up and I will certainly keep you in mind. If I decide to get something from you it will not be hard or expensive to get it to me. You and I are only about 4 hours...
02-19-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Roadies_Rok

conspiratemus1 The cassette I have is a 12 - 26...

conspiratemus1 The cassette I have is a 12 - 26 10 speed. Thank you for the valuable information on the spacers. I have copy/pasted it to a Wiki that I created for my bike and this will be a great...
02-18-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Need To Source Campy Parts

Hi Everyone, we are having torrential rains here and freezing temps and I am taking advantage of it to do some maintenance on my Litespeed Arenberg and I am trying as much as possible to not cut...
01-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Iride01 Thanks for weighing in. Your comment...

Iride01 Thanks for weighing in. Your comment about the rear of the saddle makes sense so I will give that a try when I switch the saddles. Also I can see where you would make your comment about...
01-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Saddle Position

Hi All, I unexpectedly bought 2 bikes last year. A Hybrid and a Road Bike. On both bikes the saddles were pretty much trashed and one saddle I knew from experience would not work for me so I...
01-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,099
Posted By Roadies_Rok

That's a nice bike and a TALL frame. What is it...

That's a nice bike and a TALL frame. What is it a 63 cm?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,105
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Hey, don't be hating. I'm from the same era as...

Hey, don't be hating. I'm from the same era as the OP and you don't want the 2 of us getting together and opening up a can of whoop-ass. :-)
01-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Just a guess but maybe the "T" on the bottom...

Just a guess but maybe the "T" on the bottom bracket means "tube" as in downtube.
01-01-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I don't know about an air driven stapler but you...

I don't know about an air driven stapler but you can get a manual or electric stapler just about anywhere like Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, most fabric stores and the list goes on. Good luck...
09-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Carbonfiberboy Thank you for sharing the...

Carbonfiberboy Thank you for sharing the information on fitting. Apparently I have been buying the wrong size bikes for most of the time I have been riding and racing and that would be many, MANY...
09-19-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Roadies_Rok

New Age Bike Setup

Hi All - Maybe the title of my post isn't the most accurate but it's the best I can do. I have been around and riding for a while and 8 months ago after being away from bikes for 6 years I bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I like your style. I like people who think...

I like your style. I like people who think outside the box! Good job!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Roadies_Rok

The chainrings I am looking at are $63 each plus...

The chainrings I am looking at are $63 each plus shipping.

Interesting enough I did the math last night on gear inches and my current 53/39 chainrings are not as bad as I thought they were. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Dialing In My Driveline

Hi All - I am getting in the miles on the Litespeed Arenberg I bought a few months ago and really enjoying it. While I am riding my bike I am also tweaking and dialing it in and one thing that...
08-31-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Advance Auto has a set of 67 bits in a yellow...

Advance Auto has a set of 67 bits in a yellow case for like $10.00. The set has every bit you could ever imagine including metric Hex, US Hex, Torx bits, Straight screw bits, Philips bits, and much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By Roadies_Rok

My apologizes for hijacking this thread and if...

My apologizes for hijacking this thread and if anyone wants to spank me they can go right head but I have a question about when to read tire pressure when using a floor pump? I have a Bontrager HP...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

znomit Trust me when I tell you that I did not...

znomit Trust me when I tell you that I did not wear the sidewalls out on those tires in 2 months. Maybe a few years back that was a really possibility but not today. The Michelin Pro Race Service...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Sadly, I see we have some "Freds" in this group....

Sadly, I see we have some "Freds" in this group. posers, pretenders, and wannabees who know little about bikes and the only thing they have going for them are big wallets so they can buy whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Germanrazor I have one thing to say to you. You...

Germanrazor I have one thing to say to you. You are da MAN!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

For the sake of this comment I was referring...

For the sake of this comment I was referring primarily to ride comfort. The Michelin Pro race 4 Service Course tire that came on my bike when I bought it is/was a full on racing tire and placed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I'm just asking for my information but what you...

I'm just asking for my information but what you you mean when you say a "nice tire"? The tires I bought meet my needs. I no longer race so I no longer feel the need to sacrifice comfort for speed...
07-06-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Spinergy Hub Adjustment

Hi Everyone - I am noticing that the rear wheel on my road bike, a Spinergy SR-3 is getting some play at the rim that is coming from the hub and I need to snug up the hub before it gets out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Roadies_Rok

The Difference A Tire Makes

I've been riding and enjoying my Litespeed Arenberg for about 2 months now and have always had in the back of my head getting different tires once I got enough mileage on or wore out the Michelin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,480
Posted By Roadies_Rok

SSRI, you're running 28mm tires on your...

SSRI, you're running 28mm tires on your Ultimate?? I am impressed. The Litespeed Arenberg I just bought came with 23mm tires and I want to go with 28mm but I am concerned about clearance where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Welcome to the Ti club Brother, you will not...

Welcome to the Ti club Brother, you will not regret it. Titanium has a buttery smooth and silky ride that nothing else can match. I just bought a Litespeed Arenberg with the Campy 10-speed Daytona...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,480
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My...

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My Litespeed Arenberg, circa 2002 with a Campy Daytona 10-speed build that I just bought a month ago and am really enjoying. This isn't my first...
06-23-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Crankycrank Thank you for bringing this up and I...

Crankycrank Thank you for bringing this up and I have noticed the same thing for quite a while. Some tire makers either exxadurate or understate the widths of their tires. Whether this is due to...
06-23-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,712
Posted By Roadies_Rok

6 months ago I bought a Specialized Crossroads XC...

6 months ago I bought a Specialized Crossroads XC Pro hybrid and I got my computer (wireless) for $15 from Amazon.Com and have not had a single complaint. Last month I bought a Litespeed Arenberg...
06-22-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Tire Question

Hi Everyone, I need to replace the tires on my Litespeed Arenberg road bike pretty quick. The bike has the Michelin Pro Race Service Course size 700 x 23 tires on it now and when I brought the bike...
06-22-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I might be wrong but I just want to add that KMC...

I might be wrong but I just want to add that KMC chains typically have Master Links so a chain tool to install the chain is not needed.
06-22-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I would advise being very careful with rear...

I would advise being very careful with rear wheels that claim 7/8/9 speed compatibility. I bought one of these put on a Shimano 9 speed cassette and thought i as OK until my first ride. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,769
Posted By Roadies_Rok

I wasn't aware that this thread existed but I am...

I wasn't aware that this thread existed but I am so glad I found it. Here is a photo of the Litespeed Arenberg I just bought. Full Campy Daytona 10-speed groupset, Kestrel EMS full carbon fork,...
06-16-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,590
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Plus 1 to what everybody says on the Workstand. ...

Plus 1 to what everybody says on the Workstand. Not having one will drive you crazy. I used to have a Blackburn Workhorse stand but when my ex and I separated she claimed she didn't know what it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Litespud Chapel Hill, NC huh? I knew I liked...

Litespud Chapel Hill, NC huh? I knew I liked you. I go down to the Raleigh-Durham area 6 or 8 times a year and really love it down there in fact I have been thinking of moving there for a long time...
06-08-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Looking For Information on Campy

Hi Everyone, I got in my first serious ride (20 miles) on the Litespeed Arenberg I bought a week or so ago and I am happy and the bike is meeting all of my expectations. I have ridden Shimano for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Roadies_Rok

SS Arenbern Maid Voyage

Well Folks, as they say: "this puppy is in the can!". I got out this morning and did 20 miles on the Litespeed Arenberg I bought about a week ago and I am very happy. I am going to have to...
06-05-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Roadies_Rok

dsbrantjr Yes, the Twist Welding is interesting...

dsbrantjr Yes, the Twist Welding is interesting and I watched the video. It reminds me of what I and a lot of other riders I knew used to do back in the day which was solder the ends of the cables...
06-04-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Replacing Derailleur Cables

Well the Arenberg adventure is moving along quite well. I got a new saddle (Specialized Riva 143mm) and put it on the bike and as expected my saddle issues are now gone. I also pulled the Keo Blade...
06-04-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Roadies_Rok

andstein if you truly have a Campy rear hub which...

andstein if you truly have a Campy rear hub which I sort of doubt because Alex wheels tend to be low end then your cassette is splined for that Campy hub and will not fit on a Shimano hub. Wheels...
06-01-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Optimizing New/Old Bike

I just bought a Litespeed Arenberg circa approx. 2002 or so and I am making adjustments to my new bike to better set it up to suit me. The bike has a full Campy Centaur (which I understand was also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Hi Everyone, a couple of people asked for a photo...

Hi Everyone, a couple of people asked for a photo of my new Litespeed Arenberg and I have one I am going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Iride01 thank you and no apology is necessary. ...

Iride01 thank you and no apology is necessary. Yes, this possibly could go into another sub-forum and I am sure if the Mods feel that way they will move it. There is no Litespeed forum that I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Roadies_Rok

New Bike In The Stable

Alright sports fans, I have scored yet another in my long string of Mac Daddy deals and I may have out Mac Daddied myself on this one. As those who follow my exploits know I have a Specialized...
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