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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-10-15, 03:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,347
Posted By libero
hi Jon; Yes the compatibility relationships...

hi Jon;

Yes the compatibility relationships do carry over to the triple shifters - I've been a long-time triple user and it's always been true for me. And I've studied the compatibility charts...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,073
Posted By libero
Here's the program I've got: There are 2 road...

Here's the program I've got:
There are 2 road bikes at any given time at my main home. (I'll exclude my remote home from the discussion for a moment, I do have another bike there which is on a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-12-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,834
Posted By libero
I cracked my aluminum frame. wasn't smart...

I cracked my aluminum frame.
wasn't smart about the seat post. For some reason I put in a short one once. Turns out there's actually a lot of stress around that spot, and the longer seat post...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By libero
Shimano has some compatibility charts for these...

Shimano has some compatibility charts for these things

For shift levers, the top 4 would be fully compatible, with a couple asterisks on the bottom 2.
ST7801 - Shimano ST7801 Dura Ace Double...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,551
Posted By libero
One aspect of wheel comfort that these comments...

One aspect of wheel comfort that these comments are touching on is what was hitting me on my old wheels: speed wobble.
Used to get speed wobble in rare conditions something like this: strong...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-14-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By libero
I like FBinNY's great answer. In addition:...

I like FBinNY's great answer.

In addition: you'll just want to develop a nose for quality and price-performance - just like shopping for anything else. The more you ride, and the more you try...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-24-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,583
Posted By libero
I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a...

I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a good day, I'm not even a clyde.
DT spokes Competition; Ultegra hubs; Mavic CXP33 rims.
This combo just works for me - over time, over funky...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-16-13, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,841
Posted By libero
others will tell you differently. My instinct...

others will tell you differently. My instinct says: don't do it.
I believe there is no authority who will ever declare a mix of KMC/Sram / FSA and Shimano to be compatible. (or incompatible for...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-16-13, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9,926
Views: 2,034,532
Posted By libero
welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too....

welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too. It was a long time ago when I owned my first CAAD - well maybe 16 years or so. Very nice back then. I've got a new CAAD now (CAAD9 since '09) and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-27-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,456
Posted By libero
I could ride it, shoes too probably. Mine...

I could ride it, shoes too probably.

Mine is 63cm CAAD9 - the biggest they make.
And I ordered a custom frame from Italy which is even a bit bigger.

I'm happier with the custom frame by...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-26-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,559
Posted By libero
Caad9: dry weather: 200lbs 700 x 23...

Caad9: dry weather:
200lbs
700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
Continental Gatorskins
107psi (front) 113psi (rear)


Viner: dry weather:
200lbs
700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-13, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By libero
hey OP Very curious to know whether it...

hey OP

Very curious to know whether it worked.
I know the shimano compatibility charts are conservative, but they didn't show any compatibility at all between 11 and 10 speed stuff.
(exception...
Forum: Northern California 04-07-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By libero
mechanic help sought for parts job on old bike - San Jose

Hello

I'm looking for a mechanic in the San Jose, CA area who can do this parts swap. I can let you know when I need it done but it's not for a few weeks yet. Any recommendations as to a bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-07-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,195
Posted By libero
nice thread Mr. Giant dudes. And Ms....

nice thread Mr. Giant dudes.
And Ms. Giantesses.

I'm 192cm and from 88 - 92 kg. Maybe 89 today.
I have a 63 CAAD 9 that I ride where it's mostly hilly - has a triple gearing.
This bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-15-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 739
Posted By libero
agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always...

agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always case by case: for mayo - never really liked it too much, but realized it's relatively bad, so easy to cut that out. Donuts - same thing - no big...
Forum: Touring 02-15-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By libero
Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week...

Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week at the most. I try to plan more - where will I have lunch that day (what city - what street - what restaurant if possible. Then - are they open?) ...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-06-13, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9,926
Views: 2,034,532
Posted By libero
This thread keeps going and going... and I...

This thread keeps going and going...
and I click it every time!

Go CAAD! Go Cannondale !

Leo
CAAD 9 2009

formerly CAAD 3-ish 1994-ish ...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-05-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By libero
I'll quote from one of my favorite articles,...

I'll quote from one of my favorite articles, which got me riding Continental tires in the first place. (I still am today).
Article:



And the way they have lower rolling resistance is...
Forum: Foo 12-07-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,292
Posted By libero
here's some names I liked: - louisville...

here's some names I liked:

- louisville slugger
- schwinn stingray
- hot wheels / super rally race case
- nerf
- silly putty
- stratego
Forum: Road Cycling 11-27-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,482
Posted By libero
After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2...

After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2 x 10), I came to this kind of analysis as well. It works better to consider not just the lower and upper, but all the gears in between.
The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-02-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By libero
well it's great to have a boot. I ran into...

well it's great to have a boot.
I ran into problems with this very product when applying it and then trying to ride at full pressure. the boot itself - however thin it may seem - has an edge and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-02-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By libero
hi first the basic answer: 105 FD - if...

hi
first the basic answer:
105 FD -
if that's a 9-speed 105 FD-5504 front derailer, it is compatible with a 9-speed
ST-6510 or ST-5510 shifter (which you'll need, though you didn't say it.)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-02-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By libero
Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703 - I don't have...

Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703
- I don't have one but in investigating for my triple 6603 cranks and again for my double 6700 cranks, I found that the BB options are quite flexible.
You should be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-21-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,050
Posted By libero
interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike...

interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike and wasn't completely happy with it - this may be contributing as I've already changed chains once.
But what's a non-floating top pully ? It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-08-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By libero
well the crankset will never be paired with...

well
the crankset will never be paired with the other crankset, so that compatibility is not what you want to ask. It's more about is a 7900 crankset compatible with your existing parts? Or...
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