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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,897
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Two pairs: (1) Giro SLX and (2) Shimano R171....

Two pairs: (1) Giro SLX and (2) Shimano R171. Both are brand new because I keep putting off learning how to ride clipless. But that is a new year resolution.
12-03-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By SoSmellyAir

And your friend is set on using the original 1"...

And your friend is set on using the original 1" handlebar with the 1" steerer? Or is he willing to buy a contemporary handlebar so he can have a wider selection of contemporary stems to adjust his...
12-02-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By SoSmellyAir

For my CAAD4, which has a 1" steerer, I bought a...

For my CAAD4, which has a 1" steerer, I bought a 25.4 mm to 28.6 mm seat post shim around the 1" steerer to make it 1-1/8", which allows me to use 1-1/8" spacers under a regular stem for a 31.8 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,153
Posted By SoSmellyAir

My fellow hoarders: Both Ultegra and Dura-Ace...

My fellow hoarders: Both Ultegra and Dura-Ace 11-speed chains on sale at Competitive Cyclist today:

Shimano XT/Ultegra CN-HG701 11-Speed Chain - Components (competitivecyclist.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,232
Posted By SoSmellyAir

3 lbs.? Is this your version of the neighborhood...

3 lbs.? Is this your version of the neighborhood lemonade stand?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,232
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I agree the MSW protocol (of 3 OMS baths followed...

I agree the MSW protocol (of 3 OMS baths followed by 2 denatured alcohol / acetone baths) is overkill. Before rewaxing a chain, I agitate and soak the chain in two OMS baths. As I noted above, OMS...
12-01-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 748
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Another reason to consider buying an entirely new...

Another reason to consider buying an entirely new RD (that handles a 40T cog) is that your above photos of the XTR RD show that the teeth are pretty worn on both the upper (guide) and lower (tension)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,232
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I agree. If one uses water (hot or boiling, with...

I agree. If one uses water (hot or boiling, with or without a detergent) to clean the chain, then one must put it in the oven (< 250 F) to bake off any water residue, leading to looks of concern from...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry to have sidetracked with the saddle...

Sorry to have sidetracked with the saddle position vs. seat post offset discussion. Back to the main topic, here is my OCD way of wrapping bar tape:

Start from bar end, leaving an overhang of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,232
Posted By SoSmellyAir

OMS does leave a slight residual film but (like...

OMS does leave a slight residual film but (like you) I have not found that it affects wax adhesion. Paraffin is soluble in OMS, and thus OMS should also be soluble in molten paraffin.



That...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,232
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why boiling water instead of odorless mineral...

Why boiling water instead of odorless mineral spirits ("OMS") or just re-wax? OMS dissolves paraffin, whereas introducing more water might worsen the rust.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Are you talking about these wheels? Shimano...

Are you talking about these wheels? Shimano Ultegra WH-R8170-C50-TL Wheels (Black (Shimano 12 Speed Road) (Wheelset) (12 x 100, 12 x 142mm) (700c / 622 ISO) - Performance Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Perhaps I have misunderstood what the two videos...

Perhaps I have misunderstood what the two videos I linked are describing. So how should saddle fore/aft position be set?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

My point is that setting the saddle too far...

My point is that setting the saddle too far forward relative to the saddle rail clamp may affect a rider's balance on the saddle, regardless of what motivated said rider to slide the saddle forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Or maybe you are just very light! Whereas I...

Or maybe you are just very light!

Whereas I am chubby. I have found that when my saddle rails are clamped near the aft end of their usable range, sitting more forward initially feels more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Bells and/or airhorns.

Bells and/or airhorns.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I should have been more specific. What I had...

I should have been more specific. What I had meant above was that the saddle fore/aft position relative to the saddle rail clamp of the seat post should be set for balance, whereas the seat post...
11-26-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I run a 50/34 chain ring combo and have no real...

I run a 50/34 chain ring combo and have no real need for an 11T cog in a 11-speed cassette, and am hardly the only one (here on BF) who thinks so. OP is trying to replace a 10-speed 12-30 cassette,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 877
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You should revise the title to add "valve" before...

You should revise the title to add "valve" before "stems"; I was wondering how the handlebar would be attached to the rest of the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,120
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Agreed. Saddle fore/aft position should be set...

Agreed. Saddle fore/aft position should be set for balance rather than to compensate for reach. Reach should be decreased by reducing seat post offset and/or stem length.
11-26-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,937
Posted By SoSmellyAir

jonathanf2 Different rear brake rotors between...

jonathanf2 Different rear brake rotors between respective photos in posts #1955 and #1959? The one shown in post #1955 seems so huge?
11-26-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,937
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Ventured out of my comfort zone both distance and...

Ventured out of my comfort zone both distance and area-wise on Thanksgiving to try climbing the Aliso Creek Bikeway starting from Trabuco Road. I had planned to turn around at Saddleback Church (to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,164
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am sorry to hear you have spinal issues. I did...

I am sorry to hear you have spinal issues. I did not say you were pudgy. I made my prior post in response to denaffen.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,164
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If you are pudgy, you might find that current...

If you are pudgy, you might find that current drop handlebars with a shorter reach and a shallower drop much more comfortable than the original, period correct handlebars. But finding a stem...
11-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By SoSmellyAir

My Cannondale Synapse has a (proprietary) BB30a...

My Cannondale Synapse has a (proprietary) BB30a bottom bracket which is not centered on the center line of the bike frame. Are other bottom brackets necessarily centered? It seems theoretically...
11-23-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I once had to use an Iwatani butane cooking torch...

I once had to use an Iwatani butane cooking torch (set on diffuse) on the pedal spindle from the back of the crankarm (for a few seconds).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thanks, I had bought the special plastic tool for...

Thanks, I had bought the special plastic tool for the NDS crankarm cap; I just did not know that doing the above is called testing the preload.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I did not know that I have to test the preload!...

I did not know that I have to test the preload! If you were closer I would invite you over to do it for me in exchange for a fat lunch and beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

It will be similar to yours, but not color...

It will be similar to yours, but not color coordinated, and with an old geezer stem angle as the steerer is only long enough for a single 15 mm spacer under the stem.

My lackadaisical build...
11-22-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 668
Posted By SoSmellyAir

On a Frankenstein cassette, the shift ramps...

On a Frankenstein cassette, the shift ramps between adjacent cogs from different donor cassettes would not be aligned, which lead to poor shifting. Why not just install (a) smaller chain ring(s)?
11-22-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 904
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I wonder, since most (new) tires have a thicker...

I wonder, since most (new) tires have a thicker tread than its sidewalls (for wear and puncture protection), would that not cause the tread to be slightly less flexible than the sidewalls, such that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,008
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Heh, I used to return, shower, and stuff my face,...

Heh, I used to return, shower, and stuff my face, regaining any calories I had lost (and then some). Now I found that a pack of gummy bears mid-ride mostly stave off that urge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am not familiar with Specialized Roubaix tires....

I am not familiar with Specialized Roubaix tires. Some (generally older) tire models were released back when 700x15C wheels were common. Thus, when they are mounted on more contemporary 700x17C...
11-18-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,192
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I think yes. Here is a photo of the (smallest)...

I think yes. Here is a photo of the (smallest) 12T cog from an Ultegra CS-R8000 12-25 cassette.
...
11-18-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,192
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am sorry that White Industries could not...

I am sorry that White Industries could not resolve this issue with you even after sending you a new freehub, but it is difficult to fathom that WI -- which makes and sells freehubs compatible with...
11-18-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, by me. I was implying that it is unlikely...

Yes, by me. I was implying that it is unlikely that the Quick 3 and 4 would have the same JIS square tapered BB spindle length. But I am not 100% sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have a Cannondale Synapse and my manual states...

I have a Cannondale Synapse and my manual states the same. I will explain why below.



Exactly. What you linked to cannondale-kp017-si-expander-by-fsa-1136668.jpg (366366) (bike24.net)...
11-18-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why not just reuse this crank with two chain...

Why not just reuse this crank with two chain rings: the larger one mounted in the middle position, and the smaller one in the inner position? That way you can use the same BB and same spindle length....
11-18-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By SoSmellyAir

An extension from the steerer (which may snap off...

An extension from the steerer (which may snap off and bean the rider) is customary, but brakes are optional?
11-18-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Both bikes appear to have the same frame (and...

Both bikes appear to have the same frame (and thus presumably the same or similar chain lines) but one has a 2x crank and the other has a 1x crank,
11-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,526
Posted By SoSmellyAir

While that well may be your (and a reasonable)...

While that well may be your (and a reasonable) definition of a "bicycle," that is unfortunately not how e-bikes are classed:

Three-Class eBike System - Bosch eBike Systems (bosch-ebike.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,244
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No further progress so far. Consecutive injuries...

No further progress so far. Consecutive injuries to either foot meant little bike related activities this summer, and back to office this fall means fewer work from home days.
11-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I want to try westbound too, but I am not sure I...

I want to try westbound too, but I am not sure I would have the endurance for a short and "sweet" climb after getting to the east end from where I live.

In any case, I somehow did my right...
11-15-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Even after the steerer snapped, the expander plug...

Even after the steerer snapped, the expander plug may still (precariously) connect the two now separated part of the steerer. So perhaps the strongman had to remove the top cap and expander plug to...
11-15-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,526
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Au contraire, all these e-bikes I have seen near...

Au contraire, all these e-bikes I have seen near local parks and schools that look like Mad Max props clearly signal to potential purchasers that they do not really have to be pedaled.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Have you seen LarrySellerz's copper tubing "aero...

Have you seen LarrySellerz's copper tubing "aero bars"? A customer could impale himself/herself. If I were the store manager any bike that contraption would not be allowed into the store, regardless...
11-13-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. Colorful bar tape and finishing tape that do...

1. Colorful bar tape and finishing tape that do not match any other component, making my fellow cyclists question whether I am colorblind.
2. Matte grey chain rings with black crank arms is kind of...
11-12-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What!?!? Why!?!?

What!?!? Why!?!?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I use this wall hook: Amazon.com : Leonardo Bike...

I use this wall hook: Amazon.com : Leonardo Bike Rack Wall Mount with Tire Tray by Delta Cycle Elegant Vertical Hanger Hook Design Provides Easy Bicycle Storage Access Hassle-Free Installation ...
11-12-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How about immediately south of CA-241?

On Google Maps, if you follow Portola Parkway all the way east, right before you get to the CA-241 toll road, you can turn right onto Fairgreen, then there is a path (which is only visible on...
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