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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-05-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By Jed19
No, you don't need a torque wrench on cassette...

No, you don't need a torque wrench on cassette lock rings provided you are not ham fisted. I'll share a story. I once ruined a Shimano Dura-Ace hub by stripping the lock ring while replacing the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-05-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jed19
A true mensch! I first learnt about him when an...

A true mensch! I first learnt about him when an old mechanic suggested his website as a reference to me. Then I wrote him a couple of times about certain specific cycling issues, and to my surprise,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By Jed19
Those Gedore cone wrenches sure looks nice....

Those Gedore cone wrenches sure looks nice. Probably a little bit over-engineered or bullet-proof engineered, like most tools/products from Germany. I wonder if we can get them here in the US. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-19-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jed19
I have owned and rode various iterations of the...

I have owned and rode various iterations of the Cannondale CAAD frames. I was a heavy guy at 210-215Ibs, but while the rides were stiff and I somewhat liked stiff frames, I just could not bear the...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 01-09-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By Jed19
I agree. When I first read it, I stopped...

I agree. When I first read it, I stopped everything else I was doing to finish it. Since then, I must have read it about six times.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-07-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By Jed19
Look up Andy Hampsten's rendezvous with history...

Look up Andy Hampsten's rendezvous with history on the Gavia in 1988 on his way to winning the Giro. What stirring and toughness is all about.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-05-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jed19
It is just not solely about his height. How that...

It is just not solely about his height. How that height is distributed between his torso and legs is key.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-05-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jed19
I am exactly 5' 10", so similar to your height....

I am exactly 5' 10", so similar to your height. Also, my legs are proportionally longer than my torso. My cycling inseam is exactly 34". I have had quite some experience owning Cannondale road and...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-04-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Jed19
I am intrigued by this 5:2 or 6:1 way of eating....

I am intrigued by this 5:2 or 6:1 way of eating. I can easily restrict myself to 600calories for one day of the week. easily can be done on a non-gym day. Tell me more, or provide some links. I once...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 12-26-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Jed19
Weight maintenance advice, please.

I was 215Ibs at the beginning of the year. I was not fat, but did have most of the weight around my gut. I made a resolution to get back to what I weighed when I graduated from college in 1984, which...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,973
Posted By Jed19
Yep, like so many others, I tried to clean debris...

Yep, like so many others, I tried to clean debris off my rear wheel after riding through some broken glass on PCH in Sunset Beach in SoCal. It did not go well, as my hand hit the seat stay and I ate...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,154
Posted By Jed19
Very true in my opinion too. To some, aesthetics...

Very true in my opinion too. To some, aesthetics and nostalgia trumps performance. To each his own. That Arabesque frame is beautiful though, as art form.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,876
Posted By Jed19
while I agree with you that most of Harbor...

while I agree with you that most of Harbor Freight's tool offerings are kinda hit or miss, their torque wrenches are reliable. Some technician who work extensively with torque wrenches (I think this...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,876
Posted By Jed19
OP, a lot of people will tell you that you don't...

OP, a lot of people will tell you that you don't need torque wrenches. I have ruined a couple of seat post clamps on carbon bicycles trying to torque by feel. Thank god, the design results in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jed19
[QUOTE=Psimet2001;18356023]7800 is IMHO one of...

[QUOTE=Psimet2001;18356023]7800 is IMHO one of the best groups ever manufactured. If you asked me what the best 10 speed group is I would pick 7800 time and time again./QUOTE]

Truer words have...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jed19
Good you replaced the helmet. And to those who...

Good you replaced the helmet. And to those who opt not to wear helmets, my last crash was on my mountain bike turned "beach cruiser" some few years ago on a July 04 slow cruise on a beach trail,...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-30-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,972
Posted By Jed19
Not true! Here is a cross-section...

Not true!

Here is a cross-section...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-29-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jed19
Actually the OP has discovered the Observer...

Actually the OP has discovered the Observer Effect. In Physics, this is the effect that says subsequent measurements can't be accurate, as the system is affected/thrown out of static equilibrium by...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,972
Posted By Jed19
How about that? An old idea back again in the...

How about that? An old idea back again in the mix. I have had a Shimano C50 Clinchers with an aluminum braking surface for a while now. And of the eight pairs of wheel sets that I have on hand, still...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-16-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By Jed19
Good job. The problem with certain adhesives is...

Good job. The problem with certain adhesives is that they react adversely with the material. I once tried to fix a delaminated (plastic separating from the shell) cycling helmet with contact cement,...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-16-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 52,962
Posted By Jed19
It is a pipe dream to think any one of the GC...

It is a pipe dream to think any one of the GC contenders can defeat Froome at this point. Unless something drastic happens to Froome (crash, withdrawal etc), I don't see any of his GC rivals...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-16-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Jed19
TREK! Never had a warranty claim on a frame,...

TREK!

Never had a warranty claim on a frame, but a guy I know had Trek replace his frame three times after owning his original frame for a long time. And each subsequent replacement frame was an...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,198
Posted By Jed19
Nice looking is different from rides great. Just...

Nice looking is different from rides great. Just saying. I have ridden some expensive bikes that rode terribly.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By Jed19
^Just trying to be a smart aleck. He's writing...

^Just trying to be a smart aleck. He's writing about the spelling of witness.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Jed19
I once test-rode a Kurve Chameleon for a weekend...

I once test-rode a Kurve Chameleon for a weekend and was really impressed with it comfort-wise. I was ready to pull the trigger, but when I researched it, I found people who suffered cracked shells,...
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