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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By The_Mickstar
Shimano 11sp groupset compatibility...

My gravel bike currently has a Shimano Ultegra 6800 11sp drivetrain, including an RD-6800 SS (short cage) rear derailleur & CS-6800 11-28 cassette.

I've got a few really hilly gravel races...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-02-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By The_Mickstar
Thanks. I added one more option, which I had...

Thanks. I added one more option, which I had forgotten about.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-02-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By The_Mickstar
Given these tire options...

My new Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro should be arriving tomorrow. It comes stock with Bontrager Race Lite Tubeless Ready wheels and Bontrager 29-1 Team Issue 29x2.20 tires. I plan to run tubeless with...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-26-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,398
Posted By The_Mickstar
Which is the better value (comparing components)?

I'm trying to compare the Trek Superfly 8 to the Superfly 7.


The big differences are that the Superfly 8 has...

Fork: Fox Evolution Series 32 Float w/ CTD, 15QR

Crank: Shimano SLX
...
Forum: Triathlon 01-23-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By The_Mickstar
I have had a set of Kreitlers with 2.25" drums...

I have had a set of Kreitlers with 2.25" drums since 2006. I do all of my indoor riding on them. (Which is a LOT since I have to deal with Midwest Winters and don't typically get outside during the...
Forum: Triathlon 09-09-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By The_Mickstar
See that 9yo swim club girl in the next lane that...

See that 9yo swim club girl in the next lane that keeps lapping you? Do you really believe she has more upper body strength than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By The_Mickstar
Get yourself a Tyvek envelope and you can make...

Get yourself a Tyvek envelope and you can make all the emergency tire boots you'll ever need. Tyvek is much stronger than a paper bill and weighs nothing.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling 06-15-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,881
Posted By The_Mickstar
With all of these upgrades, you must have found...

With all of these upgrades, you must have found some sucker to pay top dollar for your CAAD!
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By The_Mickstar
CAAD8+ sizing help needed...

While I've been cycling for ~10yrs now, I've never owned a road bike or had a road bike fitting. So, my experience in the road riding/racing position is lacking. My experience is mainly with TT...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By The_Mickstar
Favorite sub-$100 road helmet?

I need a new lid, but don't want to spend a lot. Looking for something low-profile. Any recommendations?

I was looking at the Giro Stylus, but it looks like there are some complaints about the...
Forum: BMX 04-22-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By The_Mickstar
Looking for pegs for 14mm axles...

...for my son's bike. Prefer something strong (CrMo?), but not too expensive. What do you recommend?

Thanks.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By The_Mickstar
Yes. It does. But, how, specifically, do I copy...

Yes. It does. But, how, specifically, do I copy the tcx/gpx files from my 310?

I haven't looked. Does my 310 just show up like a flash drive on My Computer, so I would copy the files that...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By The_Mickstar
The .tcx files that you're talking about the ANT+...

The .tcx files that you're talking about the ANT+ Agent storing on my PC are individual workout files, correct?

I can Export my Garmin History from Training Center. But, that only creates one...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By The_Mickstar
How do I get workout files from my Garmin 310XT into RaceDay software (Windows Vista)

I can get the data from my 310XT into Garmin Training Center (and Garmin Connect). But, I can not figure out how to get the files into RaceDay.

Any help?

Steve
Forum: Triathlon 08-07-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By The_Mickstar
And I hate to break it to you, but you won't run...

And I hate to break it to you, but you won't run a 16:15 5K off the bike if you can only manage a 16:01 in an open road race.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-12-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By The_Mickstar
Thanks, guys. Are all of these the same,...

Thanks, guys.

Are all of these the same, or do I need to look for anything special as far as 10sp vs 9sp vs...?

I'll be running a 3/32" 6/7/8sp chain.

Steve
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-12-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By The_Mickstar
need pulley wheels for 1973-ish Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Does anyone know where I can find suitable replacements? (They don't have to be Campy. Whatever works will be fine. 10-tooth.)

Thanks.

Steve
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-12-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By The_Mickstar
Two things... 1. You should be using a...

Two things...

1. You should be using a ferrule on the end of your housing.

and, more importantly,

2. I believe those levers have a cable stop that is supposed to go into the hole that the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-11-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By The_Mickstar
chain length when using rear derailleur as chain tensioner on single-speed...

I want to run fairly wide tires on my road bike single-speed conversion. Unfortunately, this means that I have to run the axle pretty much all the way to the back of the forward-facing dropouts for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By The_Mickstar
chain length when using rear derailleur as chain tensioner on single-speed...

I want to run fairly wide tires on my road bike single-speed conversion. Unfortunately, this means that I have to run the axle pretty much all the way to the back of the forward-facing dropouts for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-06-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By The_Mickstar
seatpost minimum insertion...?

The stock Campagnolo 27.2 alloy seatpost on my 1973 (or '74) Raleigh Professional is not marked for minimum insertion. Is there a general rule or way of figuring it out?

Thanks.

Steve
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-31-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By The_Mickstar
No problem. As soon as I get all of the pieces...

No problem. As soon as I get all of the pieces together (tires, tubes, rim tape, chain, cables, etc.) and get it put back together, I'll post them in their own thread.

Steve
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By The_Mickstar
I've exchanged a couple of e-mails with Tom from...

I've exchanged a couple of e-mails with Tom from Harris Cyclery, and he suggested not using any spacer behind the freewheel due to risk of stripping the threads on the hub when climbing. (Not that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By The_Mickstar
Agreed. That is another reason why I'd like to...

Agreed. That is another reason why I'd like to avoid doing so. But, a new wheelset isn't in the budget, so...


You guys will hate me for this, but... I really had no idea what I was getting...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-30-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By The_Mickstar
Thanks. Was the grinding because the...

Thanks.

Was the grinding because the insert was too long, or because the inside diameter of the bar was different (less) after being trimmed?

Steve
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