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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By Litespud

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette,...

I usually rotate three chains with each cassette, rewaxing each chain when it rotates off every 300-400 miles. I aim for ~12,000 miles per cassette/chain set. I change chainrings only if they're...
07-26-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 578
Posted By Litespud

Almost nailed one in the TR6 - the advantage of...

Almost nailed one in the TR6 - the advantage of being in a car the size of a shoe was that the deer leaped clean over the trunk instead of hitting the side. One hoof tapped lightly on the sheet metal...
07-25-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Litespud

such a low serial# will definitely increase its...

such a low serial# will definitely increase its value. Good job you kept it in such pristine condition 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,802
Posted By Litespud

I’ve used the same pair of dark grey Shimano...

I’ve used the same pair of dark grey Shimano SPD-SL shoes for the last ~10 years - they’re looking a little worn, but do the job. I wear them all year round, supplementing with a pair of shoe covers...
07-22-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By Litespud

I’d go for the coast every time. Problem with the...

I’d go for the coast every time. Problem with the NC coast is that it’s flat as a pancake. At least in the west part of the state there’s some climbing
07-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Litespud

deteriorating shifting can sneak up on you...

deteriorating shifting can sneak up on you indeed. I had a pair of shifters on the go for 16 years before I sent them in for an overhaul, mainly because I thought they were probably due some TLC...
07-21-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 826
Posted By Litespud

I honestly have no idea where I heard the “rule...

I honestly have no idea where I heard the “rule of thumb” I cited, it’s something I’ve adhered to over the years (this is assuming I actually heard it from somewhere and didn’t hallucinate 😟)
07-21-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Litespud

Strictly speaking the shifters should be...

Strictly speaking the shifters should be disassembled and the moving parts lightly greased, but that's a significant job. What are they doing that you think they need greasing? I've run my Chorus 10...
07-21-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,085
Posted By Litespud

I was all set to buy a new bike for my 60th (~18...

I was all set to buy a new bike for my 60th (~18 months from now) - had my eye on a Colnago Master, but a wise(r) friend made the point that new experiences are better than more stuff, and I have a...
07-21-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Litespud

you could probably fit a thin disk under the...

you could probably fit a thin disk under the cassette lockring, however a plain flat disc would likely not allow sufficient chain clearance in the 11t, so you'd have to offset it somehow. Someone...
07-21-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Litespud

At one point I flipped a kids bike upside down...

At one point I flipped a kids bike upside down and tied the handlebars to the crossbar (Outback). Can't remember how for I travelled, but it was perfectly secure. They're kids bikes - just cinch them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,864
Posted By Litespud

three - main roadie (Litespeed) which get >95% of...

three - main roadie (Litespeed) which get >95% of the mileage, a lightweight single-speed runabout (De Bernardi) with a rear rack, and a three-speed with fenders, front basket and rear rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By Litespud

so would I - but actually calling out the...

so would I - but actually calling out the obstacle takes “hope” and “expectation” out of the equation 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By Litespud

The rider 6 places back isn’t going to see my...

The rider 6 places back isn’t going to see my hand signal - he will, however, hear my voice 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By Litespud

🙄 for the purposes of typing on my phone, I used...

🙄 for the purposes of typing on my phone, I used “left” instead of typing out “hole left”, “hole right”, “hole center”. Sorry I wasn’t sufficiently literal for you
07-20-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Litespud

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that...

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that it’s screwed all the way in - the more threads you engage, the less likely you strip any when you really lean on it. When I’m doing crank/BB stuff...
07-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By Litespud

I bought a 8-10 oz can of Slime rubber cement,...

I bought a 8-10 oz can of Slime rubber cement, with a brush built into the screw top lid. ~$6 on Amazon. Been using it for ~3 years and no sign of drying out. I get maybe 1 flat/year, so I patch it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By Litespud

we normally ride in a double pace line, so simply...

we normally ride in a double pace line, so simply calling “hole left” or “hole right” is of limited use. What’s “left” to the right-hand line is “right” to the left hand line. I’ve started calling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By Litespud

we call “clear”, which is taken to mean that...

we call “clear”, which is taken to mean that there are no visible vehicles. Distant vehicles are indicated by “deep right” or “deep left”. However, all of these signals indicate that these...
07-17-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Litespud

based on my own experience, 10-speed cassettes...

based on my own experience, 10-speed cassettes are becoming thinner on the ground. You can still find them, but not always the full range, and only in the lower-end groups - Veloce, for example. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By Litespud

triples occasionally showed up during steep...

triples occasionally showed up during steep Pyrenean stages - like the Angliru - in the early 2000s or even earlier. Most cassettes were 11-21, and Compact cranksets weren’t really a thing, so if you...
07-09-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 826
Posted By Litespud

4 cm is a lot IMO - the rule of thumb I always...

4 cm is a lot IMO - the rule of thumb I always heard was no more than the steerer diam for carbon steerers - so no more than ~30 mm of spacers for a 1 1/8” steerer. However, I have no actual basis...
07-08-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Litespud

Pliers on the cable, try to twist it to break the...

Pliers on the cable, try to twist it to break the head free. If you manage to twist the cable out of the head, use a small nail and a hammer to tap the head out. Heating the head with a glue gun will...
07-08-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 826
Posted By Litespud

what’s to say? Sounds like a relatively new bike,...

what’s to say? Sounds like a relatively new bike, professionally assembled and not abused. Canyon will either agree or disagree
07-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,695
Posted By Litespud

I’m not a fan of heat - my ideal temp is in the...

I’m not a fan of heat - my ideal temp is in the low 60s, and anything into the 80s saps my endurance. I lived in AR for years, and during the dog days of late July/Aug, the only way to beat the heat...
07-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Litespud

"as far as I can tell" - not the best foundation...

"as far as I can tell" - not the best foundation for your plan - I'd buy new bars or modify the shifter mount
07-04-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By Litespud

Slight hijack of the thread, but I'd be...

Slight hijack of the thread, but I'd be interested in hearing people's experience with finding and reclaiming GPS-tagged property. Are the police interested in helping? Last year my brother has his...
07-02-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By Litespud

I don't think so - I would expect some noise or...

I don't think so - I would expect some noise or clatter as the new chain engaged with what I think is a worn chainring (that alone would be enough to make me replace the chainring). I suppose the...
07-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Litespud

even cheap tools can last a long time if you look...

even cheap tools can last a long time if you look after them, don’t use them sloppily and don’t expect more from than them they were designed for. Many of my tools are from Harbor Freight, and I’ve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,466
Posted By Litespud

The Garmin 530 doesn't have a touchscreen. I have...

The Garmin 530 doesn't have a touchscreen. I have one and I'm not wild about it. It can take forever to acquire satellites, and sometimes it just doesn't. It ignores the uploaded route, so it will...
07-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By Litespud

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in...

if anything, it looks like your big ring is in trouble. I can see some "shark fin" asymmetry in the teeth. Your small ring looks OK
07-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,802
Posted By Litespud

they think a cyclist killed their dog with a...

they think a cyclist killed their dog with a kick? They can’t be SIDIous......😬
06-30-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,587
Posted By Litespud

I honestly don't see myself having the...

I honestly don't see myself having the wherewithal to deploy a stick, pump, water bottle, spray or anything else while I'm sprinting to outrun a dog - both hands are fully occupied. I basically make...
06-30-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By Litespud

Back when I lived in Dublin, I used to donate at...

Back when I lived in Dublin, I used to donate at Pelican House, the National Blood Transfusion Board headquarters (we had a national blood transfusion service, not affiliated with the Red Cross). At...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 630
Posted By Litespud

too bad about the longevity, because they look...

too bad about the longevity, because they look great
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 630
Posted By Litespud

not to hijack the thread, but what shifters are...

not to hijack the thread, but what shifters are those? They look like 11sp, but I thought all 11sp shifters had black levers
06-27-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Litespud

10sp “round top” Ergos are the best looking...

10sp “round top” Ergos are the best looking shifters, IMO - they’re also super comfortable in hand, and I like having the brake levers move in only one plane. I also really like silver/Al components....
06-25-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,520
Posted By Litespud

I always either wrapped a couple of fingers...

I always either wrapped a couple of fingers around the rim while I was pumping or, if you were reinflating after a flat, pump up the tire before refitting the wheel. Allow the wheel to swing free...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,152
Posted By Litespud

depends also if the group ride is under the...

depends also if the group ride is under the auspices of a club with club officers - these individuals could also be held personally liable in the event of a suit. If the local race is, for example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,295
Posted By Litespud

the steel hairspring in my watch coils and...

the steel hairspring in my watch coils and uncoils 8 times/sec, day in day out. That’s ~250 million times/year, and will do this for decades. This is in a mechanism where the most infinitesimal...
Forum: Introductions
06-18-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Litespud

welcome - I used to live in Little Rock - cycling...

welcome - I used to live in Little Rock - cycling around there was really good (apart from the regular dog chases) - if we headed west, we were into rolling terrain (great for solos), headed east,...
06-17-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,653
Posted By Litespud

That looks cool indeed. My connectivity issues...

That looks cool indeed. My connectivity issues with the chest band HRM is really a problem with the Garmin head unit itself (530), rather then the HRM. Although the HRM is also a Garmin (chosen to...
06-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,653
Posted By Litespud

I wear a Fitbit on one wrist - needs charging...

I wear a Fitbit on one wrist - needs charging every 9-10 days, and a "dumb" automatic watch on the other - never needs winding, just a tweak every month. I use a chest band HRV on the rower (more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,842
Posted By Litespud

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a...

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a clear road and pulls out, but by guy #10, a car has appeared and the driver doesn’t know whether the riders are going to keep pulling out in front of...
06-13-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 189,131
Posted By Litespud

102 mi, ~5600 ft vertical, 17.2 mph average speed.

102 mi, ~5600 ft vertical, 17.2 mph average speed.
06-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By Litespud

in all seriousness, what’s so special about it?...

in all seriousness, what’s so special about it? Unlikely to be “custom” geometry-wise. Looks to me like a rim-braked hybrid with a funky USA❤️UK paint job. Is it the paint job that makes it special?...
06-11-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,151
Posted By Litespud

a new 24tpi blade works fine, just don’t lean too...

a new 24tpi blade works fine, just don’t lean too hard on it and let the blade do the cutting. It’ll go through CF fine. I cut outside and use a hose to wet down the dust before and during cutting. I...
06-06-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,572
Posted By Litespud

Actually the advice to take it to a mechanic was...

Actually the advice to take it to a mechanic was spot on. Anyone who claims that they can confirm that a hanger is straight by eyeballing it is deluding themselves. You might tell if it’s well bent,...
06-01-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Litespud

"wind tunnel optimized"

"wind tunnel optimized"
05-30-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Litespud

all the road link (I’m assuming an extended...

all the road link (I’m assuming an extended hanger) does is give you clearance for the larger sprockets - it does not address the chain wrap issue, and your short cage RD isn’t up to the task. You...
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