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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-15-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By rfields
Gel shorts

Even though I've been a consistent and avid cyclist (Road, mountain, touring) for 30 years, I still find that i can only do a long day in the saddle if I wear some thin gel pad shorts. The only ones...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By rfields
OK, well I finally got around to finishing this...

OK, well I finally got around to finishing this build. XT rear shifter, 10 spd 11-32 XT cassette, Ultegra triple crank and front derailleur, and 9 spd Ultegra shifters. It all works flawlessly,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By rfields
To reduce stress on the valve stem I remove the...

To reduce stress on the valve stem I remove the air chuck from my presta valve tube by grabbing the wheel at the valve with both hands and pressing evenly on the bottom of the chuck with both thumbs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-05-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By rfields
I had this exact problem and it turned out to be...

I had this exact problem and it turned out to be a plastic rim tape that was so old it had curled a little and the edge was cutting into the tube right where your picture shows.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-01-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By rfields
Thanks. I've ordered: 9 spd XT M772 shadow rear...

Thanks. I've ordered: 9 spd XT M772 shadow rear derailleur, CN6600 ultegra 10 spd chain, 10 spd 11-32 XT M771-10 cassette, ultegra 6700 triple front derailleur, Ultegra 6700 triple STI road...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-27-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By rfields
Shifter derailleur combination that works with 10 spd MTB cassette.

I'm building a carbon road bike that I want to use a mountain bike cassette and derailleur on, as we'll as an ultegra triple crank set. What combo of shifters and deraileurs will work?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-12-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By rfields
The only metal on the frame is the rear drop outs...

The only metal on the frame is the rear drop outs so I guess I'll have to look at them again, more carefully.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-11-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By rfields
Thanks. I took off the rear wheel and looked at...

Thanks. I took off the rear wheel and looked at both sides of the dropouts. I looked all around the BB and head tube and even took off the seat post clamp to see if it was under there. I guess...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-10-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By rfields
Where is the serial number?

I just bought and built up a slightly used ~2008 CIOCC Mutant 850 carbon road bike. I want to record the serial number for insurance purposes but I can't find it. Any ideas where I should be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By rfields
Thank you mechBgon and hillRider for your help...

Thank you mechBgon and hillRider for your help and insight. This will cure my problems with this bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By rfields
So if I've understood correctly, I have to change...

So if I've understood correctly, I have to change to a XT RD-M771 rear derailleur. Will I be able to utilize all 10 cogs on the cassette or???
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By rfields
road 10 spd shifter with Mt. 10 spd derailleur and cassette

Before I get too frustrated, can anybody tell me if a shimano XT 10 spd derailleur and cassette will work with a 10 speed ultegra (road) shifter?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,031
Posted By rfields
Wow, you have all given me a lot of info to...

Wow, you have all given me a lot of info to consider. I have both cantilever brake levers and v-brake levers as well as a pair of avids with the adjustable pull. I guess I'll experiment. I prefer...
Forum: Introductions 03-27-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By rfields
I would be hard pressed to just choose one of my...

I would be hard pressed to just choose one of my bikes. If I had to choose, I guess I'd take the Bruce Gordon Rock and Road. I could tour, sport ride, and do some light mountain biking with just a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,031
Posted By rfields
The 53 came with the frame. I guess that is a...

The 53 came with the frame. I guess that is a big jump. Would it help, as far as derailleurs go, if I moved to a 50 for the big ring?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,031
Posted By rfields
Oh, I guess I should have been more clear. I'm...

Oh, I guess I should have been more clear. I'm going to use a 10 spd shimano cassette (11-32), 10 spd MtB rear derailleur and shifter on Mavic Kysrium SL wheels. I have a couple of sets of those...
Forum: Introductions 03-19-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By rfields
rfields new to forum in central California

Hello all, I'm a 63 y.o. avid cyclist since the early 80's. My cycling interest include mountain, road, and touring. I usually build up my own bikes and wheels, mostly for the enjoyment of doing...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,031
Posted By rfields
using road bike caliper brakes with flat bar levers

I'm building a carbon road bike but would like to use a flat bar instead of a traditional road bar. I know I have to use MTB shifters but what brake levers will work with the road caliper brakes or...
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