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Forum: Road Cycling 02-27-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By period3
sora

Have you ever tried the new Sora? It's very good, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I'd go with the cheaper Quest -- and put the extra money into a good saddle, shoes, and pedals. (I have...
Forum: Touring 12-17-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,512
Posted By period3
sora

If it's 9 speed tiagra, just pick up the new Sora shifters. They seem to be built well and no longer have the separate thumb shifter. They're a lot like the previous generation 105 (5600) or...
Forum: Touring 10-09-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By period3
thanks

OK thanks, I think I will give them a try...
Forum: Touring 10-08-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By period3
new pull

Brake cable pull. TRP CX9 have 90mm arms and work best with the new cable pull ratio on most of the shimano shifters (5700, 6700, etc. -- just not sure about sora/tiagra).

Some mention of it...
Forum: Touring 10-08-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By period3
New Sora 3500?

Does anyone have experience with the Sora 3500 levers for touring? I'm not interested in bar-end shifters, and I would like a reliable set of STI shifters with Shimano's new cable pull ratio. (I...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By period3
new tiagra is old 105?

The new Tiagra is the old 105? I thought the new Tiagra had a different pull ratio like the 5700, 6700, etc.
Forum: Touring 06-21-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,770
Posted By period3
mini v

Or just get Mini-Vs. I used them with my 105 levers without any issues, and as far as I can tell they work just as well as regular V-brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-15-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,427
Posted By period3
bike

3 grand is enough to buy an (N+1)st bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-05-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By period3
wheelset

That's a heavy wheelset for $400. Good for loaded touring maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-26-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,345
Posted By period3
ritchey torque key

My ritchey torque key has removable bits, and indeed came with a set of 3 bits. There is another version that has a non-removable bit.

Mine is like this:...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-12-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,856
Posted By period3
torque key

You can pick up a pre-calibrated 5NM torque key for about 20 bucks. e.g:
http://www.qbike.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?st=ritchey+torque+key

That will probably work for most of the parts, except maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-11-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By period3
I'm running an old Easton Vista wheelset with...

I'm running an old Easton Vista wheelset with 25mm Rubino Pros without any problem. I believe the Eastons are 19mm rims, but I think there's easily enough clearance for a wider rim.
Forum: Touring 01-27-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,254
Posted By period3
...which seems quite good for the price. I...

...which seems quite good for the price. I haven't used it as a touring bike, but I bought one and built it up as a city commuter bike (upright position, riser bars, and a ridiculously high stack of...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-26-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By period3
http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/images/index_r1...

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Forum: Road Cycling 01-26-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 300,732
Posted By period3
As far as I know it was only $656 for a day. I...

As far as I know it was only $656 for a day. I placed my order before and called in to have the price lowered to $656 on the day the sale was posted. Maybe the $656 sale was a pricing error?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-24-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By period3
I think that's the problem. It clicks if I go...

I think that's the problem. It clicks if I go clockwise, but not counter-clockwise.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-24-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By period3
torque wrench trouble

I bought a 3/8" 'click type' autocraft torque wrench, which is advertised to to have a 10-80 ft/lb range in 1 pound graduations.

Etched on the shaft of the wrench is a scale ranging from 120 to...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-10-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By period3
excalibur

I ordered my excalibur 2 or 3 days ago at $800, and they agreed to give me a refund for the difference when I gave them a call. I'm not sure if it's a refund direct to my card, or if it's a voucher...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By period3
I debated for a while too, but I just ordered one...

I debated for a while too, but I just ordered one two days ago... There's not much I can get for $850.00 delivered to Canada. The only other frames I found in this price range were no-name china...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-09-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,838
Posted By period3
bling

In other words, it's all about the bling...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,852
Posted By period3
Well I have no brakes at the moment, so I guess...

Well I have no brakes at the moment, so I guess that means I don't worry too much. I was just thinking it would be fun to be able to stop, so I was going to order a pair of brakes that would...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-08-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,852
Posted By period3
ultegra brakes, 105 levers.

Are the new ultegra brakes (6700) compatible with the new 105 levers (5700)? I've read conflicting information from several sources, including shimano. (Ultegra brake caliper manual says they...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-22-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By period3
steel

Why do you think the ride of your friend's bike was primarily due to the frame material?
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,951
Posted By period3
chemicals

There's also evidence that chemicals in the environment play a role. e.g. BPA causes weight gain in mice.

I thought this was an interesting article/program about it: ...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,209
Posted By period3
bar tape

I usually don't like white, but damn, hot bike.

What bar tape is that? (I see some lettering, but my eyes suck and I can't make it out) It looks comfy... Lookin to change out this crappy...
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