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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By stephen1254
Spinning Insert - Bottle Mount

I've got a carbon frame Fisher HiFi mountain bike. I went to remove the bottle cage and one of the bolts came out 3-4 threads and then the insert began rotating. Its in no man's land - I can't remove...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By stephen1254
Thank's very much

Thank's very much
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By stephen1254
VDO 3DS How to Switch From Bike 1 to Bike 2?

The VDO 3DS has the ability to move from one bike to another. You can set a different wheel size for the second bike and the second bike has a separate odometer. We cannot, however, figure out how to...
Forum: Triathlon 04-13-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,778
Posted By stephen1254
How Long to Glide?

I have always swam by beginning one stroke as soon as I have completed the previous stroke, as I learned when I was 12 years old. Although I'm fairly tall - 6' 1" - I use 26-27 strokes to do 25...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By stephen1254
I've ridden with these bars for the last 18...

I've ridden with these bars for the last 18 months. They seem plenty stiff and are very comfortable. I've been told not to use a clamp-on aero bar though.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-21-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,729
Posted By stephen1254
Replace CO2 With Air?

I seem to remember reading that if you use a CO2 inflation device, once you get home you should replace the CO2 with air because the CO2 leaks out faster than air. Is that true or did I make it up?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-02-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By stephen1254
The chain is rubbing on the inside of the cage, a...

The chain is rubbing on the inside of the cage, a little more then 2 inches forward of the end of the cage. The rubbing is inline with the rear most portion of the bracketry that drops down from the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-02-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By stephen1254
Shimano XT Chain Rub

I just took delivery of a Gary Fisher HiFi Carbon last week with full XT. The front derailleur shifts extremely well, but I get considerable chain rub on the front derailleur when I'm in the middle...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By stephen1254
12-25 to 11-28?

I'm using a Dura Ace 7800 short cage derailleur. Can I switch from a 12-25 Shimano cassette to a SRAM 11-28? Shimano talks about 11 tooth and 27 tooth with that derailleur but not the two together....
Forum: Road Cycling 09-05-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By stephen1254
Orthoped Saddles?

Made by Graeme Murray in South Africa for the past 7-8 years. Has anyone her used one?
Forum: Road Cycling 08-07-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By stephen1254
Digi Connect Procedure for VDO C3DS

I have 2 of these gauges on my wife's bike and my bike - both with the wireless cadence option. When riding alone the gauge works perfectly. When my wife and I ride together, both gauges stop...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By stephen1254
We have 2 VDO gauges, and both exhibit the same...

We have 2 VDO gauges, and both exhibit the same problem you describe on an intermittent basis in any kind of weather. I might suggest replacing batteries - that's all I can really think of.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-11-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,925
Posted By stephen1254
Our bikes also came with Bontrager Race Lites and...

Our bikes also came with Bontrager Race Lites and we got 4 flats in the first three weeks we rode. We replaced the tires with the Michelins and have 2400 miles each on two bikes with only one flat,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-10-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,019
Posted By stephen1254
We actually run with her twice a week, and ride...

We actually run with her twice a week, and ride our mountain bikes three times a week. We added the mountain biking because the run was too easy for the dog. Her 20+ MPH sprints are amazing to watch....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-09-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,019
Posted By stephen1254
Our Doberman runs 6+ miles a day, five days a...

Our Doberman runs 6+ miles a day, five days a week. All but the first 3/10ths of a mile is off leash in the hills. As closely as I can determine, not having any special insight into her brain, it is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-13-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By stephen1254
Best Brake Pads For Carbon Fiber Wheels

I'm using Bontrager cork pads in a Dura Ace caliper on Bontrager carbon fiber wheels. The braking is horrible, with a kind of continual rapid "grab and release" feel that I've seen others write...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-22-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By stephen1254
There certainly is a diminishing return as you...

There certainly is a diminishing return as you spend more money. I think a good analogy would be with stereo equipment, where you get 98% of the performance for $2000, and the last 2% costs many...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-04-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,446
Posted By stephen1254
I have to disagree. I found a considerable...

I have to disagree. I found a considerable difference going from 105 to Ultegra brakes, and a lesser, but still noticeable difference going from Ultegra to Dura-Ace brakes. I suspect the Dura-Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-29-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By stephen1254
Michelin Krylion Air Pressure?

I'm mounting up 4 Krylions tonight. Based on Michelin's recommendations, I'm inflating to 95 PSI for my wife (130 lbs) and 110 PSI for me (175 lbs). I'm looking for the best combination of ride...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By stephen1254
So to really nail it down - Assuming that both...

So to really nail it down - Assuming that both bikes utilize the same wheelset with frames of similar stiffness. A rider weights 170 lbs and rides a 20 lb bike. He then purchases a 15 lb bike, but...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By stephen1254
Weight on rider or weight on bike?

When we go for a long ride we carry several meals with us. Does it make any difference in performance if the weight is carried on the bike, in a seat wedge, or on the back in a back pack? In other...
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