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03-19-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Minion1

Cool bike! Looks like to potential crack in the...

Cool bike! Looks like to potential crack in the rear rim is just a bit of grease/dirt that has run across the rim and spoke.
The good thing about these bikes is that the shifting and performance is...
03-13-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Minion1

Hi, Maybe mechanics but this is a relatively...

Hi,
Maybe mechanics but this is a relatively new subform as well, so traffic might not be as high as some of the more established ones. Parts are generally difficult to come by at the moment,...
11-03-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Minion1

Dura Ace 7900 was the first group to move the...

Dura Ace 7900 was the first group to move the cables under the bar tape, released in 2008. There is a 7900 series flight deck
...
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By Minion1

Specialized SL bibs use a thinner chamois, and...

Specialized SL bibs use a thinner chamois, and are race oriented. They work well with their more aggressive saddles, (power, sitero) and I've not really had any issues with them being too thick. A...
10-14-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Minion1

Don't want to beat a dead horse here, but the...

Don't want to beat a dead horse here, but the issue with 7700 shifters was mechanical, the pawls would wear/break off and it couldn't be repaired by flushing and re-lubing. It also wasn't every set...
10-13-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Minion1

I'd second the advice not to get used 7700, the...

I'd second the advice not to get used 7700, the right hand shifter had a habit of only shifting 5 of the 9 gears once they wore out. I've still got 2 sets of Ultegra 9 speed shifters that are working...
10-04-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Minion1

Brakes and the FD, you can get front shifting...

Brakes and the FD, you can get front shifting manageable with other groups but it's never what you would expect from a 7900 fd.
10-02-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Minion1

From memory 7800 is the same pull ratio as other...

From memory 7800 is the same pull ratio as other ten speed Shimano, and is backwards compatible, the 7900 series components (cables under the bars, hollow chainrings) used a different pull ratio that...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By Minion1

Vittoria make track specific tyres, the Pista...

Vittoria make track specific tyres, the Pista Control is a good option for a tyre designed specifically for the track.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 519,553
Posted By Minion1

Damon RInard is Cannondale's bike designer that...

Damon RInard is Cannondale's bike designer that has largely been responsible for the current generation of Cannondale bikes (ie the bland ones that look the same as everyone else's), previously of 3t...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By Minion1

A while back I spent around 2 years lifting a lot...

A while back I spent around 2 years lifting a lot in the gym and not riding much at all, I might have commuted 2-3 times a week tops but that was it. When I decided to start training again,I jumped...
Replies: 46
Views: 4,809
Posted By Minion1

From skim reading this article there's a seperate...

From skim reading this article there's a seperate fork for the pursuit and sprint bikes for the different wheels, so we might see the 5 spoke with the wider fork for the sprinters.

You're not the...
Replies: 46
Views: 4,809
Posted By Minion1

Was it a sprint wheel or an endurance wheel? Aus...

Was it a sprint wheel or an endurance wheel? Aus don't have a women's team sprint team, we might see it on the mens sprint bikes which are still to come. I missed todays session, my daughter hates...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,828
Posted By Minion1

Interesting point that the only organisation that...

Interesting point that the only organisation that can cancel the Olympics is the IOC. (shakes head emoji). Very unlikely that they will call it off, regardless of the situation on the ground in Japan.
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By Minion1

In the points race, there are 2 riders with world...

In the points race, there are 2 riders with world championship bands, Corbin Strong and Campbell Stewart, the NZ endurance side has been really strong recently as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,296
Posted By Minion1

Drop off AM pick up PM is usually ok, we just pad...

Drop off AM pick up PM is usually ok, we just pad it out on the phone in case people have trouble juggling life on that particular day. 3 days is usually turnaround if we need to order parts as well....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,296
Posted By Minion1

I've been a shop rat for 20 years and I might add...

I've been a shop rat for 20 years and I might add a couple of points:

A 3/5 minute job doesn't exist. In no shop I've ever worked in has a job taken 3 minutes. It takes longer than that to...
Replies: 47
Views: 11,247
Posted By Minion1

Pretty sure that's Matt Glaetzer in the top...

Pretty sure that's Matt Glaetzer in the top photo, who is the Aussie winning the 1st heat in your video.
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

Phil Wood Classic, in the specs they go down to...

Phil Wood Classic, in the specs they go down to 12. I don't think the PW Pro locking is stepped, so won't take a 12.
https://www.retro-gression.com/products/phil-wood-track-lockring
10-11-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Thanks for the clean up, semi-vintage is becoming...

Thanks for the clean up, semi-vintage is becoming more and more an accurate description of me rather than my bikes.
Replies: 1,030
Views: 344,496
Posted By Minion1

Can I ask what the bars are? Thomson stem and...

Can I ask what the bars are? Thomson stem and shims?
Replies: 1,030
Views: 344,496
Posted By Minion1

:lol: A college fund actually being used for...

:lol: A college fund actually being used for college!?! Am I in the right place?

I just did a similar back and forth, bought a frame with a longer top tube and went from 38cm B125s to 36cm B123s,...
Replies: 1,030
Views: 344,496
Posted By Minion1

If you're using Nittos, try B123s the drop and...

If you're using Nittos, try B123s the drop and reach on those is massive. They do B123AAs with a 31.8 clamp, might save you buying a bigger frame.
OTOH, it might just be too small! Very good...
Replies: 33
Views: 20,815
Posted By Minion1

FSA megaexo cranks were 24.07mm, with a bit of...

FSA megaexo cranks were 24.07mm, with a bit of variance in the actual size. You could use a Shimano BB but it was not guaranteed to fit and would wear the bearings early.
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

Not that I know of. Generally track tries to...

Not that I know of. Generally track tries to avoid devices on the track, especially if there are other riders.
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

8pilgrim8 and Phil the power Taylor are 2 eBay...

8pilgrim8 and Phil the power Taylor are 2 eBay sellers selling used Kieren gear from Japan, Phil does more frames. A lot of the frames will be dented but it might be worth looking there, just check...
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

The ones without the logos are a later...

The ones without the logos are a later production run. If the website is reliable then they will be the legit item, they'll still come with all the correct packaging etc.
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

Can confirm. Was fitting a new bar and stem set...

Can confirm. Was fitting a new bar and stem set up and testing them on the rollers, had 60psi in the tires/tubes I had on the bike at the time, was very tough trying to even spin, couldn't even hold...
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

My favourite thing about it is my knuckles are...

My favourite thing about it is my knuckles are nowhere near the spokes! My hand is out close to the rim.
Replies: 5,913
Views: 701,626
Posted By Minion1

I replaced the narrow chain on a park tool SR 2.2...

I replaced the narrow chain on a park tool SR 2.2 with a bit of 1*1/8th chain, works really well. Really long handle and the offset seems to help a lot, helps I picked it up cheap used.
03-22-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 578,683
Posted By Minion1

And a one inch fork? That one looks big.

And a one inch fork? That one looks big.
03-17-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,411
Posted By Minion1

I got given one 3 years ago, it's a white pump...

I got given one 3 years ago, it's a white pump with a plastic handle. The leather washer was fine, everything was good but just because I could I used buzzy's slick honey to lubricate the plunger....
03-17-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

My first road bike was the same frameset in 58cm,...

My first road bike was the same frameset in 58cm, built with exactly the components. Not trying to relive my youth or anything!
03-16-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Giving this thread a bit of a bump for my own...

Giving this thread a bit of a bump for my own self esteem, unfortunately I had to move on the above Cannondale, after a 3 hour ride I just couldn't get the weight distribution right and the saddle...
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By Minion1

I was trying too hard to win internet points....

I was trying too hard to win internet points. Regardless, it is interesting that the bike wasn't being given a test run at Berlin.
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By Minion1

I caught a fair bit of the live stream, and...

I caught a fair bit of the live stream, and pretty sure I saw the highlights for all 5 days, and didn't see it in the mix. According to the article, team gb needs 40 odd bikes, and at time of the...
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By Minion1

Wide forks and wide stays, can I retroactively...

Wide forks and wide stays, can I retroactively call this from four years ago? How much has the Hope bike copied? ...
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By Minion1

Baby Puke beat me to it with the Dutch Men's team...

Baby Puke beat me to it with the Dutch Men's team sprint comment. I was watching one of those Netflix shows on US College football, last chance U, and the coach said of one of his players he's the...
02-01-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,726
Posted By Minion1

Clicking BBs are normally dead BBs, especially...

Clicking BBs are normally dead BBs, especially sealed bearing ones. $4 for a reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 271,390
Posted By Minion1

I think the poster has done a fantastic job...

I think the poster has done a fantastic job photographing the bike, I have a bike with a similar paint scheme and my efforts to photograph it are at best terrible, the bike comes out just dark green...
01-21-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Again apologies for the grubby garage pics, we've...

Again apologies for the grubby garage pics, we've only be able to ride outside over the last 3 or 4 days, I promise I'll do my best to find a decent picturesque spot for some better photos. This one...
01-21-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

One of the things I miss currently is the lack of...

One of the things I miss currently is the lack of anodised rims available, well done on finding a mate for yours.
01-20-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

This is a beautiful bike. Since I've been lurking...

This is a beautiful bike. Since I've been lurking on this forum I've had a few prompts here and there to research Columbus and Cinelli, I have to admit I was pretty ignorant beforehand. The more I...
01-19-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

:twitchy::speedy: That descent! Love the...

:twitchy::speedy: That descent!

Love the racing triples as well, I think it may be another feature that dates me but I am very resistant to the current nonsense about 1x on road bikes, I'm a fan...
01-19-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

I follow Rock Lobster on the Facebook, it's good...

I follow Rock Lobster on the Facebook, it's good to see he's still busy and still making some really nice frames!
01-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Wow! Beautiful bikes, I have to admit a Pinarello...

Wow! Beautiful bikes, I have to admit a Pinarello from this era is on the grail list as well, but I might have tomato some additions. I think the Trek a few posts above this one is the prettiest bike...
01-19-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Also lets hear it for 2 pass welds!

Also lets hear it for 2 pass welds!
01-19-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

One more before bed! For the record I think 7700...

One more before bed! For the record I think 7700 cranks are the prettiest cranks out there, I'm probably saying that because I don't own a polished 10 speed record crankset. My mind may change if and...
01-19-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Since I've made a mess of posting photos before,...

Since I've made a mess of posting photos before, I thought I'd get the ball rolling, especially since I've been stuck in a city covered with bushfire smoke in Aus for the past 7-8 weeks. Apologies...
01-19-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Minion1

Mid School Semi-Vintage Zone

A few months ago I floated the idea of a mid school thread for road bikes, and was met with welcoming enthusiasm. The idea was for a thread where bikes which may be a bit too modern for the strict...
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