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08-17-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By cxwrench

'Shifter'. I agree with what Bill posted, hard...

'Shifter'.
I agree with what Bill posted, hard to say for sure w/o seeing it in person.
08-17-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By cxwrench

I remember that from my first few years of...

I remember that from my first few years of racing. One of the officials would walk through the group at the start line and anyone that had tubulars would be 'tested'. Moto tires aren't hard to get on...
08-17-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By cxwrench

You can't just 'pull them off by hand' if they're...

You can't just 'pull them off by hand' if they're glued well. You need to get a screwdriver or tire lever under that base tape and work it back and forth til you get 1/4 to 1/3 of the tire off the...
08-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By cxwrench

You do know that EVERY car and motorcycle rim is...

You do know that EVERY car and motorcycle rim is hookless, right? The diameter and shape of the 'shelf' next to the sidewall is what keeps the tire on. Tires are more likely to stay on if you flat...
08-17-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By cxwrench

Maybe for rotor screws too. Looks cool. I use a...

Maybe for rotor screws too. Looks cool. I use a drill with a nipple driver when building wheels as Andrew posted, could work for that.
08-16-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By cxwrench

Just say no to tape. I have personally pushed a...

Just say no to tape. I have personally pushed a Conti right off a rim that was taped w/ Tufo. Tire had 100psi in it. If it worked you'd see every pro that still rides on tubulars riding on taped...
08-16-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By cxwrench

Carbon wheels definitely aren't going to do...

Carbon wheels definitely aren't going to do anything for the ride quality of your bike. Tires, for sure. Saddle, a bit. Bar tape, maybe. Wheels...no. Zero. Even at 120psi you'll never feel anything...
08-16-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

Not possible unless it's screwed all the way out...

Not possible unless it's screwed all the way out of the brake. You're either making the effective length of the housing longer or shorter relative to the length of the cable which doesn't change. It...
08-16-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 361
Posted By cxwrench

Another senseless, detail free post. :wtf:

Another senseless, detail free post. :wtf:
08-16-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By cxwrench

Come on man...more details or post photos. How on...

Come on man...more details or post photos. How on earth are we supposed to help when you post zero details?
08-16-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By cxwrench

That's more than a minor skid. Of course you're...

That's more than a minor skid. Of course you're going to wear through the tread on a nice quality tire if you lock up the brake. Why didn't you mention that at the beginning of the thread? :wtf:
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,601
Posted By cxwrench

So you'd turn it into a race? What a fragile ego...

So you'd turn it into a race? What a fragile ego some people have.
08-16-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

You really don't understand how brakes work. The...

You really don't understand how brakes work. The answer is most likely it's because the front pads are further from the rim than the rear pads. This is very easily confirmed by just looking at them....
08-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By cxwrench

'Mullet' refers to different wheel sizes front...

'Mullet' refers to different wheel sizes front and rear. 1X refers to the drivetrain.
08-15-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 263
Posted By cxwrench

Me too, for sure!

Me too, for sure!
08-15-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 263
Posted By cxwrench

The one time...

The one time...
08-15-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By cxwrench

Post in the correct section, provide the proper...

Post in the correct section, provide the proper info.
08-14-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

Not tool, other than the proper allen key to...

Not tool, other than the proper allen key to loosen/tighten the anchor bolt. It's stupid easy. Seriously.
08-14-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 263
Posted By cxwrench

Di2 is more time consuming to pull together than...

Di2 is more time consuming to pull together than eTap, but still not hard. Ordering SRAM is stupid easy. Ordering Di2 just takes a couple minutes of thought and having a clue. Nothing to complain...
08-14-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 516
Posted By cxwrench

Oh man, where do I start? What exactly do you...

Oh man, where do I start? What exactly do you mean 'last longer than 300 miles'? Tread life? 300 miles before they puncture? ANY tire should get 3-4 times that in tread life. I have a TON of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,287
Posted By cxwrench

I don't think your legs were more tired at 90...

I don't think your legs were more tired at 90 then 120. It's impossible. It's not like you were using 2.5" tires at 10psi. I don't believe what you think happened is actual fact. Sorry.
08-14-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

No, just hold the pads together by hand and loose...

No, just hold the pads together by hand and loose the cable anchor. Let the brake open a bit and tighten it. Not rocket surgery.
08-14-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By cxwrench

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By cxwrench

What exactly do you expect Shimano to do?

What exactly do you expect Shimano to do?
08-13-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By cxwrench

I use Knipex side cutters to cut cables and brake...

I use Knipex side cutters to cut cables and brake housing. I only use 'cable cutters' for shift housing. Works very well. The ones I have are at least 5 years old and get used every day. They cut...
08-13-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By cxwrench

Mineral spirits probably won't do it. I've always...

Mineral spirits probably won't do it. I've always used lacquer thinner, it works great especially if you clean right after mounting the tire. I've probably mounted over 1500 tubulars so I've tried...
08-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By cxwrench

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You...

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You didn't replace the housing, did you? That's more important than a new cable unless you have a frayed cable in the shifter. All of the friction comes from...
08-13-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By cxwrench

And you no doubt paid attention in school!

And you no doubt paid attention in school!
08-13-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By cxwrench

Hell, the majority of people in Norway probably...

Hell, the majority of people in Norway probably speak better English than most people here in the States.
08-13-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By cxwrench

It's not even common sense. It's clearly marked...

It's not even common sense. It's clearly marked on every seat post on the planet.
08-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By cxwrench

Photos. The ONLY way this could happen is if the...

Photos. The ONLY way this could happen is if the fork is backwards OR the bike has had a large frontal impact and the frame is bent.
08-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By cxwrench

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of')...

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of') adjusted the seat height and not seen the quite large 'Min insertion' line. I also don't understand how the shop sold you the bike and didn't help at all...
08-13-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By cxwrench

Aren't you a little demanding? You're not going...

Aren't you a little demanding? You're not going to get much help starting off with that attitude. "It depends" is very much the correct answer. If you want the easiest answer then a 10-52 cassette...
08-13-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By cxwrench

Let me repeat: IT HAPPENS. Twist it together and...

Let me repeat: IT HAPPENS. Twist it together and put a crimp on it. This is not a problem at all, just deal with it and move on. If you can't twist it together and put a crimp on it then replace the...
08-13-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By cxwrench

From the photos it looks like the OP blatantly...

From the photos it looks like the OP blatantly ignored the minimum insertion mark on the seat post. As base2 posted it looks like this was not the correct size bike for the OP. Definitely not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,287
Posted By cxwrench

The only reason you use the pressure you do is...

The only reason you use the pressure you do is because you think you're faster? How long is the ride and what were the time differences? Rolling resistance is by far the least difference and the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,287
Posted By cxwrench

It's physics, not feels. Depending on what your...

It's physics, not feels. Depending on what your starting point is lower will nearly always be faster. You ever ride skateboards? If the answer is yes you can think about this for a second or 3 and...
08-12-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By cxwrench

Not possible to say with any certainty via the...

Not possible to say with any certainty via the internet.
08-12-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By cxwrench

It happens. Depends on how much the cable gets...

It happens. Depends on how much the cable gets smashed when you tighten the anchor screw.
08-11-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By cxwrench

20 years and you haven't realized they're...

20 years and you haven't realized they're CALIPERS, not calibers? If your caliper is indeed rubbing on the rotor your brake is wayyyyy out of adjustment. You sure it's not just the pad? The wheel...
08-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By cxwrench

Align the brake properly Larry. It's not rocket...

Align the brake properly Larry. It's not rocket surgery. Fix that and you'll be good. Do NOT screw with the wheel in the dropouts, you already know what happens when you do that. I'm sure you can...
08-10-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,252
Posted By cxwrench

Then tell us how you 'blew the pistons out twice'.

Then tell us how you 'blew the pistons out twice'.
08-10-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By cxwrench

OP says he's got Altus so they're flat bar...

OP says he's got Altus so they're flat bar shifters. Fraying cables is very unlikely to be the problem. Old and worn housing is. Cables don't 'wear' and cause shifting problems but housing does....
08-10-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By cxwrench

If it's a problem or you think it's going to be...

If it's a problem or you think it's going to be put a wrap of teflon tape on it.
08-10-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,252
Posted By cxwrench

About the only way this can happen is to let the...

About the only way this can happen is to let the pads AND rotors wear completely. User error.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By cxwrench

A dime size hole?!? I've never heard of any...

A dime size hole?!? I've never heard of any sealant purporting to seal that big of a hole, that's ridiculous.
08-10-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 464
Posted By cxwrench

You can do the top down method too, or you can...

You can do the top down method too, or you can pump fluid from the lever out the caliper, both work. I'd always finish w/ 'burping' the lever with just the cup attached.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By cxwrench

Nah, you'd never deform the rim but you can pull...

Nah, you'd never deform the rim but you can pull the grommet through the rim. And if you got them that tight you'd never be able to undo them on the road if you needed to put a tube in.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By cxwrench

It might be the valves but if you're using the...

It might be the valves but if you're using the ones that came w/ the wheels that's doubtful. You might be over tightening them, but doubtful. How was the hole made in the TL tape? I ALWAYS use a hot...
08-09-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By cxwrench

Please. A Cervelo w/ V-brakes? Provide proof.

Please. A Cervelo w/ V-brakes? Provide proof.
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