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09-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,122
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Posted By himespau

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake...

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake lever for shimano. Given that I don't have a problem reaching the thumb lever on my Campagnolo ergos, I don't see the need to switch, but, if I was...
09-23-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By himespau

I hope you were able to get it at a price that...

I hope you were able to get it at a price that makes you happy. I found a poorly pictured/not at all detailed ad for a Ti Merckx in my size and I didn't ask any questions because I didn't want...
09-23-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,122
Views: 2,781,151
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops...

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops meaning what some people call the hooks to some but drops meaning the bottom of the curve for other people. When I first responded, I was calling it...
09-23-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,122
Views: 2,781,151
Posted By himespau

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever...

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever location on the bar as much as thumb length (but then I have fairly long thumbs so the fact that I don't have problem shifting from the hooks). Oh...
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By himespau

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed...

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed toward me to be overpriced.
09-23-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By himespau

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
09-23-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,122
Views: 2,781,151
Posted By himespau

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo,...

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo, I'd totally go to Microshift. The levers are super simple with 2 levers behind the brake lever. One to upshift the other to downshift. Dead...
09-22-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 463
Posted By himespau

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or...

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or is more upgradeable to modern components should you wish)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4,462
Posted By himespau

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding...

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding bike I've ridden (that would be my Concorde Aquila that got killed when I got hit last year - though I have hopes for my Merckx Ti EX once I get it...
09-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By himespau

Huh, that's a surprise.

Huh, that's a surprise.
09-20-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By himespau

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike...

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike that I'd love to try. Don't have to worry about odd threading sizes or things like that (just the lack of the ability to replace anything that broke).
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By himespau

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9...

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9 sticker means the tubing is 0.9 mm thick straight gauge, which might make it on the heavier side for a racing bike. Not that it'd ride poorly. Lack...
09-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By himespau

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well...

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well but rarely use it outdoors. The lack of changing of positions causes a lot more friction issues indoors.
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By himespau

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
09-20-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,138
Posted By himespau

We've all had those.

We've all had those.
09-20-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By himespau

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.
09-19-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,734
Posted By himespau

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless...

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless e-shifting. Not enough to spend that kind of money on it, but laziness in building things up makes me vaguely intrigued by the idea of not having to...
09-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,734
Posted By himespau

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't...

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't be mounted on older frames, not that there's something inherrently bad about them.


Electronic can be retrofit to older frames unlike disk brakes,...
09-17-22, 05:51 PM
09-17-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,734
Posted By himespau

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the...

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the future as disk-only groupsets take over. I'm perfectly happy restomodding everything with 10-speed Campagnolo Triples, but eventually I'll no longer...
09-12-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,983
Posted By himespau

Grinding the notch off the cheap $5-8 binder...

Grinding the notch off the cheap $5-8 binder bolts from amazon or eBay (assuming they're the correct length) has worked well enough for me so far. Sure, they're not perfect or period correct and...
09-09-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By himespau

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was...

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was that the old outer casing (since redesigned) didn't work with all disc-brake frames. Seems there are a few teething issues with Zwift's proprietary...
09-09-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By himespau

It's weather-dependent to some extent as much as...

It's weather-dependent to some extent as much as temperature dependent.
09-08-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By himespau

A trainer that you have that works and has a...

A trainer that you have that works and has a warranty (and an actual physical place you can return it) is better than a trainer that you might be able to get from the internet at a future point with...
09-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By himespau

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the...

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the same spacing. If you're using 10 speed (like me) or 12, that's not the case.

I've seen it several places for sub$400 recently. Just took this from the...
09-08-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,025
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I...

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I just use those super cheap foam brushes and just know that I'm going to use (and dispose of) at least one of them per coat. 3-5 coats is still...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By himespau

It is cool, but the paint does appear to have...

It is cool, but the paint does appear to have been laid on pretty thick.
09-08-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,025
Posted By himespau

I think you're going to spend more time masking...

I think you're going to spend more time masking than you'd save in brush vs spraying. On the other hand, you already have the spray.
09-08-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By himespau

It may be unloading the shipping container, it...

It may be unloading the shipping container, it may be pickup, it may even be customs clearance. I generally give it about 2 weeks from when I see it hit the US port from when I expect to see it...
09-08-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By himespau

I would be too. Looks like you can still get the...

I would be too. Looks like you can still get the Saris H3 for a bit under $400 with similar specs (but not the ease of integration into Zwift), but, other than that, it looks like a killer option if...
09-08-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I think the $1300 quoted above is more...

Yeah, I think the $1300 quoted above is more reasonable. Just like the depreciation a new car gets the second it's driven off the lot, I'd say roughly 2/3 purchase price is a reasonable estimate...
09-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By himespau

The 2.5% accuracy isn't great if you're racing...

The 2.5% accuracy isn't great if you're racing and Campagnolo riders like myself won't be supported, but I love the idea for Zwift. A simple direct drive smart trainer with incredibly easy setup...
09-03-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By himespau

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By himespau

Even if you stay at $50-70 in parts, the only way...

Even if you stay at $50-70 in parts, the only way I see you getting anything more than your money back is if you use these bikes to teach new folks at the co-op how to clean/rebuild a bike. Do that,...
09-02-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
Posted By himespau

Have you checked all your welds for cracks? That...

Have you checked all your welds for cracks? That would lead to the frame getting out of true when there is weight on it but not when there isn't. Heck, sit on the saddle and have someone else check...
09-01-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 774
Posted By himespau

This dude named Juan Pelota once said, "it's not...

This dude named Juan Pelota once said, "it's not about the bike, it's about all the drugs", though I'm not sure he said the last part out loud.
09-01-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
Posted By himespau

I wouldn't be so sure about that. One side...

I wouldn't be so sure about that. One side slipping more than the other would lead to exactly what your early pictures show (also see the missing paint in the dropout).
08-31-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By himespau

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
08-31-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I kind of figured it wouldn't be a good...

Yeah, I kind of figured it wouldn't be a good idea (all the chains are already cleaned and waxed. I was just wanting to be lazy and store them all on a single nail rather than pounding a second nail...
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By himespau

Nice bike

Nice bike
08-31-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By himespau

Can I use the same chain on multiple bikes?

I know this sounds a bit odd, but hear me out.

After I got hit last year (took me 5-6 months to recover and I'm not still 100% there), I have done almost all my riding indoors (like 7800 out of...
08-30-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,047,785
Posted By himespau

Somebody trying to cut free a locked bike?

Somebody trying to cut free a locked bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By himespau

It really depends on what your definition of...

It really depends on what your definition of moderate price is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By himespau

If that is the exact bike right there, well, the...

If that is the exact bike right there, well, the bar tape looks to be in decent shape, the tires look ok (from a distance, may need more checking up close, also they're Gatorskins which while flat...
08-30-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By himespau

What do you mean by crossbar? A deep engraving...

What do you mean by crossbar? A deep engraving on the top tube? Heck yeah, value is gone. Deep engraving on the BB shell? Nah, that's fine.
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By himespau

Never been a fan of unicrown forks, but I love...

Never been a fan of unicrown forks, but I love that color and that is a massive amount of clearance. Value depends on the area. Fork might hurt it a bit, but the Bridgestone RB bikes have a cult...
08-28-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,183
Posted By himespau

Really cool. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Really cool. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
08-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 169,684
Posted By himespau

In our main rotation: my son's 3x8 24" Giant...

In our main rotation:
my son's 3x8 24" Giant mtb
my daughter's 3x8 50 cm Trek 1420 road bike
the 3x9 road bike 55 cm Lemond Reno road bike I have for my daughter when she outgrows the 50 cm road...
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By himespau

Honestly, 2 reasons: 1. I prefer triples and...

Honestly, 2 reasons:
1. I prefer triples and those were the last widely made Campagnolo triples (there were some athena/potenza 11 speed triples, but those didn't sell well and are harder to find)....
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By himespau

The decals look to be in great shape for a...

The decals look to be in great shape for a Bottecchia of that age, which sort of makes me think repaint, but, if it fits you and is a price you can live with, it should be a decent ride (assuming it...
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