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Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By the beef
OK - thanks for the helpful replies so far. ...

OK - thanks for the helpful replies so far.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed a really strange diagonal shearing pattern that runs around half of the inside of the crankarm hole... does this...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By the beef
eBay. I know that doesn't help my case. But even...

eBay. I know that doesn't help my case. But even then, has anyone ever heard of cranks just falling off like this?! It seems preposterous.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By the beef
OK, thanks a ton for the help.

OK, thanks a ton for the help.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By the beef
Removed the name of the shop. I don't know,...

Removed the name of the shop. I don't know, should I delete the thread? Do I even have any chance of getting anywhere if the cranks were used? Also - I'm no expert mechanic, so does anything in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,708
Posted By the beef
My LBS installed a crankset for me... then my left crank fell off while I was riding.

I'm livid.

Today, I was accelerating out of the saddle through an intersection when suddenly I felt the entire left crank give. In a split second I hit the ground hard at about 20-22 mph. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-22-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,898
Posted By the beef
Rowan: the main lever works perfectly fine. What...

Rowan: the main lever works perfectly fine. What do you mean by not enough grease? Should I put more in my lever?

dsbrantjr: The shop just replaced the wire. Yeah, it's shifter housing. I guess...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-21-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,898
Posted By the beef
Hmm. Interesting points. If my cable is brand new...

Hmm. Interesting points. If my cable is brand new (I just had the shop install a new one), could bad housing still cause this? It really feels like something in the shifter's just not 'catching'....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-21-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,898
Posted By the beef
Are my Dura-Ace 7800 shifters dying? Small lever unresponsive

When I'm trying to shift to a faster gear on the right-hand side with the small black lever, sometimes the lever will move all the way in without engaging anything. I have to jam on it a few times...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-08-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By the beef
I live in a dorm, if it matters. And thanks...

I live in a dorm, if it matters. And thanks November Dave for IDing them.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By the beef
I bought a used carbon wheelset with no decals. Can somebody ID these?

So these wheels have absolutely zero branding, anywhere. I got them for $380 in great condition. The seller was the second owner, so he wasn't sure what brand they were, either. He said the original...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-01-10, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By the beef
how to adjust my bike fit for a lonnnng, slowwww ride?

So I was selected to be a leader for a cycling orientation program for my college this fall and the training ride is in 2 weeks. Basically, we lead new first-years on a 4-day, 150 mile bike ride...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By the beef
definitely a good deal if it fits you. the...

definitely a good deal if it fits you.
the shimano 600 components were the old-school version of modern-day "Ultegra", so keep those if they're in good working condition. you may need a new chain...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By the beef
Pics? I would say you could get $700 if you...

Pics?

I would say you could get $700 if you tried hard enough (it's got Campy components, right?). Personally I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it but that's just me.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-22-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By the beef
awesome

awesome
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-14-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By the beef
RSXs are all right - a lot of them out there...

RSXs are all right - a lot of them out there these days are close to their end of their service life, though (from my experience). That, and the lever throws are ridiculously long compared to modern...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-14-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,242
Posted By the beef
My Nikes are higher end than my car.

My Nikes are higher end than my car.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,185
Posted By the beef
If it's all flat around your area go for the deep...

If it's all flat around your area go for the deep rims. The Mavics are more of a climbing wheelset imo. Are those ES's or SL's? The fat zircal spokes are actually highly un-aero..
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By the beef
Yeah, for a bike worth twice as much. edit:...

Yeah, for a bike worth twice as much.

edit: Also, technically only $50. the $750 is a sunk cost
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By the beef
No, just sell it used and buy used. Voila,...

No, just sell it used and buy used. Voila, comparable componentry. Or, better yet, sell your bike at a high price and buy a nice bike at a bargain.. instant upgrade.

When I realized my first bike...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By the beef
I've been in your situation. If the bike still...

I've been in your situation. If the bike still isn't feeling right with a 80 mm stem, I would simply sell the bike on craigslist and get a new/used one in the correct size - this is the most cost...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 89,171
Posted By the beef
au contraire. i worked 40 hrs/wk at minimum wage...

au contraire. i worked 40 hrs/wk at minimum wage for a month my freshman year summer picking up **** (yes, literal ****) off of highway shoulders for the state dept of ecology in 85 deg weather to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-12-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,796
Posted By the beef
shops around here (manhattan) charge about $60, i...

shops around here (manhattan) charge about $60, i believe.

(the actual mechanics make way less though.)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-12-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By the beef
yes it's more housing than you need, but i doubt...

yes it's more housing than you need, but i doubt that's what's causing the problem. more than likely your slugging downshifts are caused by too much cable tension. try dialing back the barrel...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 89,171
Posted By the beef
I'm 18 for another month, woohoo. currently going...

I'm 18 for another month, woohoo. currently going to college in NYC.

started riding when i was 14, i think? i learned probably 1/2 of what i know about bikes from this forum and the other half...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By the beef
yeah. if it's actually affecting your retention...

yeah. if it's actually affecting your retention then i'd be careful. but they look fine to me.
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