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Forum: For Sale 04-03-16, 07:29 AM
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Forum: For Sale 04-03-16, 07:29 AM
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Views: 1,204
Posted By serpico7
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Forum: For Sale 04-03-16, 07:28 AM
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Views: 1,204
Posted By serpico7
SOLD - Serotta Fierte Titanium frame, size 54 - Raleigh, NC

Serotta Fierte Titanium frame in great condition. No cracks, dents, gouges or significant scratches. Brushed titanium frame with carbon seat stays. Size 54 (not 54S); the Fierte is one of the few...
Forum: For Sale 01-02-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,431
Posted By serpico7
SOLD - Kurt Kinetic Road Machine bike trainer - Raleigh, NC

Kurt Kinetic Road Machine bike trainer, works great. It's very sturdy and low vibration. By far the best and most realistic bike trainer I've ever used, and it gets great reviews.

Also throwing...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,628
Posted By serpico7
Nice bikes. But if you're going to bother taking...

Nice bikes. But if you're going to bother taking a pic, for the love of all that is holy, put it in the big ring. And what is with the valve stem caps?

It's like seeing a fat chick's pic where...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-19-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By serpico7
Another +1 on the Dremel. But if using cutters,...

Another +1 on the Dremel. But if using cutters, be sure to cut quickly, as this minimizes crushing.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By serpico7
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-11, 06:14 AM
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Views: 230
Posted By serpico7
Dura-Ace 7801 hub and Shimano 10sp cassette - no spacer required?

I think I know the answer, but just wanted to confirm that a DA 7801 hub / Shimano 10sp cassette combo does NOT require a spacer.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By serpico7
Seemed like a waste to replace perfectly good...

Seemed like a waste to replace perfectly good spokes when I only needed 3 new ones. I put those 3 on the NDS, just to make reading DS tensions easier.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By serpico7
I took some of the suggestions here about...

I took some of the suggestions here about increasing tension, and ratcheted it up a little bit.

Per the Park spreadsheet:
DS avg: 135
std dev: 11

NDS avg: 76
std dev: 13

Here's what that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By serpico7
I was under the impression that the rim mfr...

I was under the impression that the rim mfr suggested tensions are for unmounted wheels. I.e., they are factoring in the tension reduction that comes with an inflated tire.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By serpico7
Thanks for the feedback guys. Sorry, I should...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Sorry, I should have mentioned it's a used rim. I replaced a broken spoke along with a few other spokes with stripped nipples. The spokes are all double butted,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By serpico7
Retensioning - am I close enough?

Wheel is dished, and laterally and radially trued. Am I close enough to equi-tension to be done, or is it worthwhile (for the non-obsessive) to tighten up tension range?

Wheel: Velocity Aerohead,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By serpico7
Perfect. A lot easier than trying to figure out...

Perfect. A lot easier than trying to figure out how much twist is in each spoke and undoing it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By serpico7
Neat trick, thanks.

Neat trick, thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By serpico7
Spoke torsion question

Sheldon Brown's wheel building article talks about eliminating the twist in spokes by turning the nipple a little further than you need, and then backing off by the same amount.

I'm just about...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Yeah these rims don't have eyelets. It's not just...

Yeah these rims don't have eyelets. It's not just burrs, a few of the holes are just smaller. Shoddy workmanship I guess. Strangely, the upper layer holes look more consistent with one another than...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
No pattern that I can discern, but I've only...

No pattern that I can discern, but I've only removed a few spokes so far. Yes, alternate holes are canted toward the opposite hub flange. Not sure what you mean by the holes being offset to match the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
The new nipples don't fit some of the rim holes....

The new nipples don't fit some of the rim holes. Some of the holesare big enough to accommodate the nipples, others are a little too small. These are nipples for DT 1.8/2.0 spokes.

The old nipples...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Don't have that, but I've got an old toothbrush...

Don't have that, but I've got an old toothbrush that should do the trick.

Why do you need to prep the rim socket? Are you referring to the holes in the lower wall of a double walled rim?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Just got back from LBS; I got DT 2.0/1.8. I've...

Just got back from LBS; I got DT 2.0/1.8. I've got a spoke tension meter, so I don't need to rely on tone.

LOL, definitely not a weight weenie.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Yeah, that's exactly where the NDS spoke broke. ...

Yeah, that's exactly where the NDS spoke broke.

I think I can get to the mfr recommended tension on the DS using the existing spokes, but if not I'll replace them with shorter spokes.

I'm using...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Alright, so with Liquid Wrench, some elbow grease...

Alright, so with Liquid Wrench, some elbow grease and vise grips, I've managed to loosen all the nipples except two on the drive side. With both of those, the bottom half of the nipple (the edged...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Great, thanks. So I can reuse them if I can get...

Great, thanks. So I can reuse them if I can get the nipples off.

Anyone got suggestions for that? The usual WD40 route?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By serpico7
Is there an easy way to tell whether the spokes...

Is there an easy way to tell whether the spokes are stainless steel or galvanized steel?
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