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Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By SteelCan
Exceptional after-purchase customer support from the following MNFR... share yours

TLDNR: Lezyne provided outstanding service.
NathanD from Lezyne promptly sent a couple O-rings when mentioned I lost orange O-ring on my CO2 Trigger drive inflator. (only inflator I own small enough...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
Chain size answer: It depends. Typically only one...

Chain size answer: It depends. Typically only one link difference. What is the current number of links on chain? IIRC, 55links required to run 53/39 x 11x32 w/GS 6800 derailleur on my Emonda. Also...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-10-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By SteelCan
Thank you all for the affirmation. I will strip...

Thank you all for the affirmation. I will strip cable-housing to use the inner-liner as a stop-gap, if I cannot find original guide on garage floor.
JDT: That guide would not "seat" properly in the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-09-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By SteelCan
No Bottom Bracket Cable Guide on Carbon Frame. Will it asplode?

While replacing the front derailleur cable, I misplaced the Bottom Bracket Cable Guide on my Emonda SL.
Does that plastic housing protect against abrasion of the shift-cable (internally routed)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-12-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By SteelCan
Thread Hi-Jack w/surprise observation placing...

Thread Hi-Jack w/surprise observation placing chain in double-bottled w/OMS and then placing in a simple rock-tumbler. (poor man's ultrasonic cleaner).
I intended to run 5min but forgot (somehow...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-20-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
My next assumption would have been a wheel...

My next assumption would have been a wheel out-of-dish. But if you swapped wheels with a known entity, as surprising as it is, chainstays could be amuck.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-20-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
I made a quick comparison (nothing fancy...

I made a quick comparison (nothing fancy w/calipers) but a simple tape measure and eye-balled it from both sides (careful to minimize parallax) at the brake track.
Result: Centered
You mention...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-07-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,646
Posted By SteelCan
I mentioned Bilenky's in my initial response....

I mentioned Bilenky's in my initial response. Place looks just as I remember from your pic.
A later post questioned the front-end stability and handling of your 90s Trek on winding downhills. Have...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-05-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By SteelCan
You are over thinking this. Get out there and...

You are over thinking this. Get out there and ride. If you have any doubts about a purchase, borrow someones road bike. Another good source before making an "investment" is craigslist.
If you can...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-30-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By SteelCan
^^Excellent story/info however poor comparison. ...

^^Excellent story/info however poor comparison.
Reason (IMO) The Last Supper could be the greatest "experiment" (mistake) ever. Other than the Sistine Chapel, possibly the most "valuable" (from...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-25-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 981
Posted By SteelCan
I hear the Universal Symphony, with the Holy...

I hear the Universal Symphony, with the Holy Ghost on drums, and God singing solo. (an homage to HST)
Forum: Road Cycling 09-23-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
Speaking from experience (if by experience, I'm...

Speaking from experience (if by experience, I'm the hack that snapped that ear :-), completely unscrew and remove that recessed nut and see what's going on INSIDE that mast cap. My "conical" bearings...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteelCan
It's go time (and 60T doesn't have an age...

It's go time (and 60T doesn't have an age handicap).
We are nearby and I occasionally ride an area that provides a lot of short, steep hills (Conshocken) just 15min from him. It could be arranged....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteelCan
Lockdown? There is good info in here on esoteric,...

Lockdown? There is good info in here on esoteric, one-off designs that are futile and pursued just because of the imagination and interest in OP to satisfy his wants, regardless of merit. I want to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SteelCan
Your conjecture is two for two and I got two...

Your conjecture is two for two and I got two strikes - Only in cycling would someone say I'm big - 180lbs (on a lean, flexible 6 2" frame) which also has me maxing the 20mm (nonadjustable) offset...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-15, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SteelCan
Ahh, good terminology - conical mating surface...

Ahh, good terminology - conical mating surface (more lucid compared to "cylinder").
RESULT:- With a half-dozen impacts using rubber-side handle-end of a hammer, I was able to loosen the frozen inner...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-19-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SteelCan
New Emonda Seat "mast" cap is stuck in current pitch orientation

Trek Round Seat Cap - Road - Seatpost - Components -Trek Store (http://store.trekbikes.com/product/trek+round+seat+cap.do?sortby=ourPicks)
I just verified that there is not a hidden/obscure set...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-19-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteelCan
This is more a Can This Be Done project - little...

This is more a Can This Be Done project - little practicality other than to amuse and satisfy the wants of the end user. (you will fit in fine on the 41 - AKA road bike forum)
If you want to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-19-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,948
Posted By SteelCan
Pics or... Chainring range exceeds anything I...

Pics or...
Chainring range exceeds anything I have ever seen. RD cage has to absorb a variance of 10+ chainlinks.
Also share video of you screaming down these downhills. I'm nearby and want to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
I emailed Trek customer service which deferred to...

I emailed Trek customer service which deferred to LBS which did not have nor stock specific bushing.
LBS did accommodate, providing the following bushing (most likely for a Scott frame and ideally...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-18-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By SteelCan
For the record, before posting I emailed Trek...

For the record, before posting I emailed Trek customer service. I also checked w/LBS which did not have/stock specific bushing.
LBS did accommodate, providing the following bushing (most likely for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-16-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By SteelCan
Fastest way to effectively replicate a unique rubber bushing IN chain stay

New frame build (ubiquitous Emonda SL w/internal routing) was missing the (nylon/rubber/plastic?) bushing/grommet that acts as a cable housing-guide/stop for the internally routed cable that leads to...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-16-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,027
Posted By SteelCan
I too joined the party via divine providence -...

I too joined the party via divine providence - Emonda SL Gloss black w/white lettering. (personally I prefer the stealthier matte black but hey, it was providence :-)
Before I post a pic, (frame is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-12-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By SteelCan
This is what I suspected but wanted to get a...

This is what I suspected but wanted to get a confirmation. Thank you
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-12-15, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By SteelCan
Normal? New Shimano 10spd chain came w/Pin embbeded into outer plate - NO GUIDE

Update: I believe that the embedded pin is more likely from the chain being a "take-off" as wschruba suggested. Upon reflection (and just before I was about to install pin) I realized, w/o the...
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