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09-04-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Camilo

I have campy 8 speed. I have Syncro DT shifters,...

I have campy 8 speed. I have Syncro DT shifters, not Ergo, but I believe technically it would be the same.

I bought two Miche 8 speed cassettes and combined the sprockets to make an 11-28 range...
09-04-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Camilo

I have both muscle/ligament pain on the inside of...

I have both muscle/ligament pain on the inside of my right elbow, and pretty signiicant arthritic pain caused by old radial head breaks on the outside of both elbows, but especially the right. Some...
09-04-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,077
Posted By Camilo

I have no idea if this crack will result in some...

I have no idea if this crack will result in some sort of catastrophic failure, but I'd be very wary. If the front end fails - for instance if the head tube splits causing the fork to let loose or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By Camilo

a good reason to refrain from posting an answer...

a good reason to refrain from posting an answer to any post with more than 5 responses. It's tough for me, but is almost always the right decision.
09-03-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,077
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, buyer beware to a certain extent. But a...

Yeah, buyer beware to a certain extent. But a major flaw like that should be disclosed. To not do it is consciously dishonest, imho.

I'd contact Lynskey - you should have done this already. Why...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,036
Posted By Camilo

It should be a FAQ with the answer, yes, use...

It should be a FAQ with the answer, yes, use lube. Period.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,036
Posted By Camilo

To summarize:

To summarize:
09-01-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 830
Posted By Camilo

Bikes I had: 1961: Some sort of red and white...

Bikes I had:
1961: Some sort of red and white bike with silver fenders
1965: Some sort of red and white bike with silver fenders, Bendex 2 speed rear hub and a push button bell in the "tank"
1972:...
09-01-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Camilo

I used blue locktite on my one and only Italian...

I used blue locktite on my one and only Italian bottom bracket. It works. Theoretically not needed with proper torquing, but the first time I installed it, it worked loose and I didn't want to mess...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,560
Posted By Camilo

I've tried immersive waxing, but it burned like...

I've tried immersive waxing, but it burned like hell, especially the sensitive parts. And it's not just the heat, it's tearing it off after it hardens that really hurts. But it's worth it when i ride...
08-30-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,535
Posted By Camilo

Anything I buy is not a waste and totally worth...

Anything I buy is not a waste and totally worth it. Prove me wrong.
08-26-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Camilo

If all you're looking for is an easier way to...

If all you're looking for is an easier way to apply a bike patch sized amount of the glue, get some "acid brushes". They're small, cheap, reusable, but disposible if/when they're messed up available...
08-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By Camilo

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly...

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly obvious, I tend to just start from scratch: disconnect the cable from the FD and go through the entire FD installation and adjustment procedure step by...
08-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Camilo

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know...

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know everything and nobody will be offended if it happens to be less than vintage. And that benchmark is very fluid.
08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,547
Posted By Camilo

There might be a third option for perception...

There might be a third option for perception other than harsh or unrideable by the riders that bought the bikes and bought them again. Something other than "marketing rules" and that they're just...
08-10-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,132
Posted By Camilo

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see...

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see shirtless, and would have to take a nap after about three swipes of the scythe! :50:
08-08-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,132
Posted By Camilo

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's...

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's true. Have any action shots? Looks like a nice lawn ornament to me.

beng1 - could you please quote where someone actually said to you that you must...
08-08-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,132
Posted By Camilo

And why should someone who buys something nice be...

And why should someone who buys something nice be made to feel bad about it? It just doesn't make sense and it's mean. I'm impressed when I see people enjoying the heck out of a cheap bike and also...
08-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Camilo

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.
08-07-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,522
Posted By Camilo

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and...

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and is generally illegal and inall cases dangerous and stupid. Drivers aren't looking for traffic from the way you're coming. Be a better cyclist.
08-07-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,522
Posted By Camilo

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove...

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove this, do a search on "mirror" and you'll find absolutely nothing.
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Camilo

But to answer your actual question - no it...

But to answer your actual question - no it doesn't, and it isn't a stupid question.

If you don't shift down to the smallest sprocket, but are somewhere in the middle, It's best if you put it back...
08-07-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By Camilo

[/color] More that LarrySellerz...

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More that LarrySellerz lacks in mature thought or really, totally lacks thoughtfulness. Not saying he's not a bright little kid and sometimes worthy of some give and take, but just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,795
Posted By Camilo

I'd modify this to the rare super power.

I'd modify this to the rare super power.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By Camilo

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one...

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one started by you-know-who. But what does that say about me?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,429
Posted By Camilo

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group...

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group that was so pathetic as to no be able to drop me!
08-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By Camilo

Couple of ideas: You had a slow leak and now...

Couple of ideas:
You had a slow leak and now have a different faster leak. Take the tube out and feel for leaks with your cheek or with water.

The valve stem was slightly loose and is now much...
08-03-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By Camilo

And most airports have carts! When you get...

And most airports have carts!

When you get to your destination, you might have to take a cab instead of public transportation, and a station wagon or van at that. But like he said, it's done...
08-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,657
Posted By Camilo

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why...

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why not. I have ridden a few times when I forgot it. But, to me, it's a perfectly rational decision for an individual to decide that the danger of cycling...
08-02-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,295
Posted By Camilo

Lots of ebay sellers of new stuff are bonafide...

Lots of ebay sellers of new stuff are bonafide established sellers (as opposed to John Doe, individual guy). Also, many are tagged as "Authorized Seller". I have no idea how that designation comes...
08-01-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Camilo

Yeabut..... How about the thru axles that have...

Yeabut..... How about the thru axles that have the QR type of lever on them? Huh? Shoots your theory out of the water :P (meant facetiously of course)


The front position (orange fork blades)...
07-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Camilo

Good book recommendations already. But since this...

Good book recommendations already. But since this is 2022, youtube, which actually shows how it's done rather than describing it is the way to go. Park Tool has a series of videos from building to...
07-24-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,899
Posted By Camilo

Is that a question you need to ask?

Is that a question you need to ask?
07-24-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By Camilo

The questions and uncertainty - and the inability...

The questions and uncertainty - and the inability to actually call and ask questions - are among many reasons to buy from an online or local bike shop instead of Amazon. I think with a tiny amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,091
Posted By Camilo

That's why I use blue tape, and throw the roll...

That's why I use blue tape, and throw the roll into the case, instead of zip ties. In my experience it's strong enough for any need in packing a bike in a case.
07-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,978
Posted By Camilo

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining...

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining that millennials are so self absorbed and lazy. In other words, none.
07-21-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 954
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for pointing this out. It definitely...

Thanks for pointing this out. It definitely changes the discussion. It points out a pet peeve of mine - people who post a model of bike and expect that the readers will know what the heck it is. For...
07-19-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 954
Posted By Camilo

Whew, I guess I'll move right on then!

Whew, I guess I'll move right on then!
07-19-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 954
Posted By Camilo

Just to balance one piece of totally subjective...

Just to balance one piece of totally subjective data with another, I have never noticed any difference whatsoever between lightweight quality aluminum bars and lightweight quality carbon fiber bars....
07-18-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Camilo

I like the idea of cardboard reinforcement. Our...

I like the idea of cardboard reinforcement. Our Pika packworks cases use sleeves on the sides to put the wheels in, which does provide protection for the frame. I'm going to see if I can slide some...
07-18-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By Camilo

It was a CAADX similar to this image I just...

It was a CAADX similar to this image I just pulled off the net (about the same vintage: 2012, 105 10 speed group). The graphics, in person, were not to gaudy. The black on gray didn't pop like some...
07-18-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,819
Posted By Camilo

Not only weight, but the big thing I notice when...

Not only weight, but the big thing I notice when riding "gravel" rides with MTB'ers is the frontal area from the wide handlebars and hand position. That said, they don't generally have any trouble...
07-17-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By Camilo

Any commercially produced "raw" aluminum frames...

Any commercially produced "raw" aluminum frames you see are painted with clear coat. I do like the looks - my wife had that kind of a Cannondale cross frame that I built up for her first "gravel"...
07-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 614
Posted By Camilo

The new 10t sprocket cassettes help solve that...

The new 10t sprocket cassettes help solve that high gear issue, a little bit. OTOH, for my new gravel bike, it was clear to me that 2X 12 (Sram AXS) is better for me than the 1X12 my friend has on...
07-17-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,273
Posted By Camilo

I think it's simply that Shimano has a larger...

I think it's simply that Shimano has a larger sponsorship budget. The pros will use any thing that is sponsored, as long as it works well. All three (Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo) work well. Shimano...
07-16-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By Camilo

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a...

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a flat ride.
07-16-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,273
Posted By Camilo

Larry Sellerz

Larry Sellerz
07-15-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By Camilo

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use...

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use lubrication, either oil or wax-based products. Everything else, IMHO, is like the discussion of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
07-15-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,819
Posted By Camilo

What I was getting at saying "real cross bike"...

What I was getting at saying "real cross bike" are the bikes sold off the shelf as factory built-up cyclocross that I saw back in the rim-brake, 10 speed cyclocross bike era when I bought my Jamis...
07-14-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,943
Posted By Camilo

No, in real life we ride for a pre-determined...

No, in real life we ride for a pre-determined length of time at whatever effort we choose to put out that day, let's say "full effort". In that time, the same amount of effort will let you go farther...
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