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06-25-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By delbiker1

If it is the front canti's that are being so...

If it is the front canti's that are being so noisy, the Koop Stop pads will help. I did away with the canti's on my cross bike, Lemond Poprad because I just do not like them. They were worn out...
06-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By delbiker1

You now have 11 posts, good to go.

You now have 11 posts, good to go.
06-25-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14,738
Views: 3,552,348
Posted By delbiker1

The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I...

The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I like them a lot. I just put a new headset on my Poprad, while doing so, I switched to the Porteur bars with 10 speed Tiagra brifters. Since I took the...
06-25-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 578,732
Posted By delbiker1

My Poprad needed a new headset, compromised seal....

My Poprad needed a new headset, compromised seal. It had been like that for a while, but was operating smoothly until last week. I decided while I was doing the headset, I would also switch to a V-O...
06-24-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 313,844
Posted By delbiker1

Got in a 40 mile ride on my Poprad. I am now 245...

Got in a 40 mile ride on my Poprad. I am now 245 short of a 1,000 mile June.
Forum: Introductions
06-24-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By delbiker1

Hello BarbarianDiva, I was born in Rockford...

Hello BarbarianDiva, I was born in Rockford Memorial Hospital in 1952. I lived in Loves Park area until I was 23, when I moved to Ocean City, Md in 1976. I have lived just across the state line in...
06-23-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By delbiker1

I have a few padded liner shorts that work pretty...

I have a few padded liner shorts that work pretty well. One from Endura and Funkier. The Funkier stay in place really well. I also have a couple from the old Performance Bike website. The problem...
06-23-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,673
Posted By delbiker1

Got old, no slow rise either.

Got old, no slow rise either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, good for you. I was not trying to be...

IMO, good for you. I was not trying to be critical, just not worth chancing a failure while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By delbiker1

You spent money on a bike fitting, but you do not...

You spent money on a bike fitting, but you do not want to spend money to replace an obviously damaged CF seat post. No one can tell you if that is safe from looking at a picture, IMO. Make your...
06-22-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By delbiker1

Jumping out of an airplane was not something I...

Jumping out of an airplane was not something I ever aspired to do. However, a close friend that was dying footed the bill for a trip to Hawaii for 4 of us, 2017 He had jumped a couple of times from...
06-22-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By delbiker1

I have had patched tubes that lasted thousands of...

I have had patched tubes that lasted thousands of miles. Rema, IME, is the best. Also, I sometimes use glue less patches, again IME, they work well and I have had some last long term, some not. With...
06-22-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By delbiker1

Did someone say gibberish?

Did someone say gibberish?
06-22-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By delbiker1

My other exercises have to do with brain and...

My other exercises have to do with brain and mind. I do crosswords everyday, I do a lot of reading. I try meditation, but am not good at it. I have not been able to still my mind and body enough to...
06-21-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By delbiker1

Shoot, I just had a self imposed 2 day sabbatical...

Shoot, I just had a self imposed 2 day sabbatical from riding my bikes. It was a struggle not to go for a ride. I needed to constantly have something to occupy my mind, body and time. I took the days...
06-21-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By delbiker1

Good grief, that set up is a beast! Pedal strong.

Good grief, that set up is a beast! Pedal strong.
06-21-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By delbiker1

A ten speed chain, IME, works just fine on a 9...

A ten speed chain, IME, works just fine on a 9 speed set up. Nine speed chain does not match up with 10 speed. Generally, the higher speed chain will work with the lower speed set up, but I do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By delbiker1

I have done that very thing with a couple of...

I have done that very thing with a couple of different bikes. Both times were with the same wheels and tires, same routes at approximately the same speed, and same psi in the tubes. Certainly not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 674
Posted By delbiker1

I use latex tubes a lot. For me, it is more about...

I use latex tubes a lot. For me, it is more about the ride quality than any weight savings. Matched with quality tires, there is a very noticeable difference in the ride, more supple and smooth. One...
06-21-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By delbiker1

I have cut a few seat posts and cf steer tubes. I...

I have cut a few seat posts and cf steer tubes. I do wrap the cut area, not where the blade cuts, with tape. I also use a regular thin blade and cut slowly with little pressure, and keep checking the...
06-21-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By delbiker1

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has...

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has been mixed results and kind of pain to get good shifting over the whole cassette. You are likely to end up with ramps and pins on the cogs that do...
06-20-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,327
Posted By delbiker1

We've all got some nuts rattling around in our...

We've all got some nuts rattling around in our heads. Mine is a large bag of mixed nuts.
06-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,038
Posted By delbiker1

I switched to mostly bibs last year. They just...

I switched to mostly bibs last year. They just stay in place better. I like ones that have almost to the knee length, or knickers. That is just for sun protection. I do still use shorts when I am...
06-20-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 694
Posted By delbiker1

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel...

I really think you need to get a bike and wheel set that will support that much weight, and have clearance for, at least, 35mm tires. Not being critical, but, you probably have extra pounds you...
06-20-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By delbiker1

It sounds to me like the top cap/spacers are not...

It sounds to me like the top cap/spacers are not square with the top of steer tube. I have had that issue with the spacer and the top cap off just a bit. Centering the spacer, then centering the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By delbiker1

If it is in fact bent, which I believe is true,...

If it is in fact bent, which I believe is true, then I know of no way to straighten it to be safe for riding. Aluminum does not react well to being bent, more so to repair an existing bend.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By delbiker1

Something sounds off. I do not see how a bump on...

Something sounds off. I do not see how a bump on a blade could affect the steer tube. I think either the explanation was wrong, or, maybe misinterpreted. A couple of the pictures look to me like the...
06-18-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 313,844
Posted By delbiker1

Today was a leisurely 25 or so miles. That puts...

Today was a leisurely 25 or so miles. That puts me just over 600 for June. I think I am going to take the next 2 days off the bikes, to get chores done to clear me for the last 10 days of the month....
06-18-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By delbiker1

I believe all Shimano 9 speed groups are...

I believe all Shimano 9 speed groups are compatible. When you state 3-2-1, do you mean going to smaller cog, or going to larger cog. I am using a Deore rear derailleur, rd-m591, with 4500 9 speed...
06-18-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By delbiker1

As cycco says, lots of spd shoes with good...

As cycco says, lots of spd shoes with good ventilation. I have both spd and spd-sl. While I like both styles, I have come to prefer the spd due to the fact that I get off the bike more than I used...
06-18-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By delbiker1

Not the same at all. If the 105 is low mileage...

Not the same at all. If the 105 is low mileage and in good condition, it is a good group and will likely last a long time. If you want to put dollars into it just because you want to, or for...
06-18-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By delbiker1

No way to definitively answer that question. If...

No way to definitively answer that question. If you are talking about riding gravel or off road, tubeless seems like the way to go. I have never had a tubeless set up, but, if I was doing more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By delbiker1

New set up experiment

I have chronic spinal and shoulder issues. I was mostly inactive for the first 4 months of 2022 due to recurring UTI that blew up into acute prostatitis. Since getting back on the bikes beginning the...
06-16-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4,966
Views: 526,178
Posted By delbiker1

ISO: one or two 34 tooth, Shimano 8/9/10 speed...

ISO: one or two 34 tooth, Shimano 8/9/10 speed compatible cog, I need just the 34t if anyone has one. Old cassette with the 34t cog in good shape, to sacrifice to tearing apart, could work.
06-16-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By delbiker1

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm,...

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm, two-pack for $59. Shipping is flat $9.99 up to $179, then free. I put a set of them on my Soma Smoothie with Zonda wheels. I have them paired with latex...
06-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 723
Posted By delbiker1

Gotta be cool now, gotta take care,........ one...

Gotta be cool now, gotta take care,........ one more radar lover gone!"
06-10-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4,966
Views: 526,178
Posted By delbiker1

Hondo6, PM me. I have one 1050 caliper with...

Hondo6, PM me. I have one 1050 caliper with those. You are welcome to them. I just pulled them off and they are fine. The other one has housing sections as mention above.
06-10-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 719
Posted By delbiker1

I figured out a way for me to sometimes be...

I figured out a way for me to sometimes be faster. I ride one of my heavier bikes on mixed type rides for a week; then get on my lightest bike, ride good pavement, and really push the pace. It is...
06-09-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By delbiker1

As I stated in an earlier post, when I installed...

As I stated in an earlier post, when I installed the derailleur according to the instructions, I could not get it to work properly, too hard to push the lever to make the shift. The video I watched,...
06-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By delbiker1

Yes they is.

Yes they is.
06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By delbiker1

If you want to keep chewing up and replacing...

If you want to keep chewing up and replacing cables, stick with how you are doing it. If you look at the clamps in your picture and mine, they look identical. I watched a video, I believe...
06-09-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By delbiker1

From the picture, it looks like the cable is not...

From the picture, it looks like the cable is not installed properly. I think it should not have that big curve in it. I believe the end section of the cable coming out of the clamp should be routed...
06-09-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,088
Posted By delbiker1

You want to know "the best way to crash a bike"?...

You want to know "the best way to crash a bike"? Maybe look at some Jackass type videos on youtube. I think all my crashes while cycling were unforeseen, never a serious one with major injury. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By delbiker1

I have not used Miche 11 speed, but have used...

I have not used Miche 11 speed, but have used numerous 9 and 10 speed cassettes. They always shift fine and seem to be durable. The ones I have used all had individually mounted cogs, which makes it...
06-09-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic spinal issues and love riding...

I have chronic spinal issues and love riding bikes. Personally, I would not even attempt to do that. But I have had 4 surgeries and have numerous discs that are not in very good shape. I do get sore...
06-09-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By delbiker1

Are you over torqueing tightening the clamp bolt....

Are you over torqueing tightening the clamp bolt. Or, are you sure the cable is being installed properly. I have a 7000 GS and have never had that problem. I have thousands of miles on it, still the...
06-09-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By delbiker1

The slippage usually happens on the drive side,...

The slippage usually happens on the drive side, that, of course, cause the non-drive side to slip also. I am guessing when the wheel slips, the front of the wheel/tire are off kilter towards the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By delbiker1

Thus the appropriate BB for GRX

Thus the appropriate BB for GRX
06-08-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 701,649
Posted By delbiker1

I had a really nice ride on my Poprad this...

I had a really nice ride on my Poprad this morning. I had breakfast on beach front bench and took a couple of pics there. Then I rode through James Farm Ecological Center, that is a treat. Took a...
06-08-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By delbiker1

I am thinking your bike has horizontal drop outs....

I am thinking your bike has horizontal drop outs. I have the same issue with a late 80's Ochsner, but the drop outs were not powder coated with the rest of the frame. It is an issue with the...
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