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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-22-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,168
Posted By bikeman68
180mm is a huge crank size, even Jens Voight ...

180mm is a huge crank size, even Jens Voight rides cranks shorter than 180, he runs the 177.5mm like Jan Ullrich. For you at your more avge inseam Id use 172.5 at the longest. If you have trouble...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-05-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,134
Posted By bikeman68
this post is still useful info, the RD-2 cranks...

this post is still useful info, the RD-2 cranks are getting sold a plenty for fixed gear use. Im glad I asked about the chainline because it looks like its 45mm after cranks tightened, and thats too...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-05-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,134
Posted By bikeman68
DO NOT EVER grease tapers of cranks or spindles,...

DO NOT EVER grease tapers of cranks or spindles, it will create an overtightening that will surely crack the taper hole, or distort taper hole of crank larger. I will ensure the surfaces are clean...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,929
Posted By bikeman68
Andy Im sure he meant 93 cm from pedal axle axis...

Andy Im sure he meant 93 cm from pedal axle axis to top of seat. Ok next topic is where can we get non GMO food, and killing the whole operation of Monsanto
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-20-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,282
Posted By bikeman68
LOL good one KB

LOL
good one KB
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,929
Posted By bikeman68
seat height

Maybe you have a Triathlon coach "bike fitter"? At 5'10 you are real average in height, and need no more than a mid size frame and maybe 74-76cm of saddle height. If you get a helper to get...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-14-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,233
Posted By bikeman68
Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium...

Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium oil for mechanical friction, so when you learn how not all grease is the same and pay for that with hub damage, then knowledge is super valuable. Im...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-12-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,233
Posted By bikeman68
HI temp waterproof grease

I have found that nothing compared to Phil Grease for resistance to wear and rust. When i used Parks grease I found out the hard way I couldnt count on it, rust formed on bearings after rain, and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-25-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,877
Posted By bikeman68
Siclmn, Dont you have significant hills in any...

Siclmn, Dont you have significant hills in any direction from home in WA?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-25-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,877
Posted By bikeman68
Dont you have significant hills in any direction...

Dont you have significant hills in any direction from home in WA?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-25-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,877
Posted By bikeman68
If anybody here still races, you can also use...

If anybody here still races, you can also use your drop bars, with higher gearing in season and push for a higher avge speed . In years past Id use up to 53/16 and ride by shoreline where I had very...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,853
Posted By bikeman68
to Bill

Bill Grow up, its always the replies to dormant posts that get the inevitable "This post is so Old!" reply and its stupid since the mentioned equipment (Mavic freehub) is still in use, and this...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-04-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,599
Posted By bikeman68
I have alot of road riding and road racing exp...

I have alot of road riding and road racing exp and can tell you I like the Exustar 7 degree red/yellow cleats better than the 4.5 degree LOOK keo GRAY cleat. The 7 degrees float ensures you dont...
Forum: Introductions 01-04-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By bikeman68
A handful of topics: Group rides(rd) mavic service/parts and so on, grab a chair

Im a 44 year old road rider with some track cycling interest also, living in Bridgeport CT area and hope to find like minded adults here inmy area who love to ride, obsessive about their sport and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-04-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,877
Posted By bikeman68
for those of you who ride fixed exclusively, just...

for those of you who ride fixed exclusively, just treat yourself and get a good road bike with 9 or (oh gosh) even 10 speed rear cassettes and you will fly , and want to go further and on any hill,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-04-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,853
Posted By bikeman68
best mavic cassette oil

I have the same result now that its real cold in CT, my mavic cassette body is very heavy turning with the phil tenatious oil.I wont do that again, unless Im spending a summer in TX, and then this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,129
Posted By bikeman68
Bull Shot

Yes, Bull shot is supposed to be good stuff, they had a bike grease called Super Bearing Grease Im pretty sure, its red and reminds me of Amsoil with the red color and aroma (Mmmmmm quality greaase...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,129
Posted By bikeman68
Chevron Grease I concurr, I used this dk...

Chevron Grease
I concurr, I used this dk Green auto grease in my Campy Hiddenset years ago, and it still runs smooth, its very weather resistant, resists rust and lube failure and isnt Too heavy...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,195
Posted By bikeman68
Chain wax vs the oil based lubes For my off...

Chain wax vs the oil based lubes
For my off road and mtn bike use, I have found the White lightning wax to be the best at really "self cleaning" and cycling the dirt out from the chain...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-13-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,270
Posted By bikeman68
seatpost issue

.2mm kind of gay?
well there is a need to have accutate fit with stems , seatposts , handlebars.
if you have to you can get a 26.8mm post and EVENLY sand off a few thousandths of an inch to...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-06-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,447
Posted By bikeman68
cleat screws

Nacho
as meticulous and high maintenance as rd bikes are, how much time do you think it takes to regularly love your road shoes? Just keep regular checking of the cleat screws (and I know your...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-23-10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By bikeman68
TJ I like a variety, but tea is a good idea,...

TJ
I like a variety, but tea is a good idea, esp warm tea this time of year.
I once drank SOBE POWER for awhile before an intense 2 hr ride or race, and liked that for teh pep...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-23-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By bikeman68
Mexi Pat as you can see here from the...

Mexi Pat
as you can see here from the contributing writers such as gypz, cycling can be sweet, but also a very bio technical pAIN IN THE ASS (or crotch) butt dont give up, and try other bikes on...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-23-10, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By bikeman68
Also Folks, when Time came out with their...

Also Folks,
when Time came out with their hot new rage in road racing pedals and shoes,(1988) they insisted that having float helps the knees.This is helpful to some with bad bio mechanics which...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-23-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By bikeman68
Hodie If you ride with a road shoe with...

Hodie
If you ride with a road shoe with cleats, you can do damage with a poorly aligned shoe over the pedal.
you could also have a pre existing condition for all I know, maybe a runners...
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