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Old 01-09-23, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That don't look right. Front brake housing is too short, and is pulling the caliper to the side. It's also not long enough to stay under the bar tape to its finishing point. The front brake housing should cross over (not under) the rear brake housing.
This is why I said yesterday to tape your housing down to the bars BEFORE you cut anything.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Anything below 60F is "freezing", if you listen to So Cal folks.
It was interesting riding yesterday, at 55-59 degrees. Everything from jackets and tights to shortsleeve jerseys and shorts. Me, I was wearing bibs with kneewarmers and a thermal jersey with no base layer. Toe booties, mostly to protect from water.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
How bout this one? Threw the chain on and it shifted perfectly. Maybe the cable needs to be a little longer?
Yes. Yes it does.
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I havnt cut anything yet.







I added about an inch.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I havnt cut anything yet.







I added about an inch.
Looks better! I never worry about housing rubbing against the skewer, but you can see in this pic that the cable path is going to be closer to tangential to the housing loop than it was going to be with a shorter housing loop.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
It was interesting riding yesterday, at 55-59 degrees. Everything from jackets and tights to shortsleeve jerseys and shorts. Me, I was wearing bibs with kneewarmers and a thermal jersey with no base layer. Toe booties, mostly to protect from water.
Same kind of temps for me this weekend. For me, mid-50s is base layer, jersey, arm warmers, bibs, knee warmers, and long-finger (non-insulated) gloves. I might start with a vest, too. I ordered some new cool-weather pieces from Le Col this weekend, including jacket, warmers, and gloves. That said, when the temps stay in the 40s, I probably won't ride (CA soft). I also won't ride on the road if it's raining or the pavement is wet.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
QUOTE=bampilot06;22763493]I havnt cut anything yet.







I added about an inch.
Looks better! I never worry about housing rubbing against the skewer, but you can see in this pic that the cable path is going to be closer to tangential to the housing loop than it was going to be with a shorter housing loop.[/QUOTE]


So does it need to be longer or is this good?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I havnt cut anything yet.







I added about an inch.
One thing I do for the STI cable housing is to make one of them the length I want, and then cut the other one exactly the same. That way they're symmetrical. It may be a trick of the photo, but your front housing looks shorter than your rear.

Also, now your front brake cable housing may be too long. Is the cable pinch bolt done up? Close the QR cam and see whether it still makes that S curve near the barrel adjuster.

Oh! And when you've got the brake cable housings the right length, file/grind off the sharp bits from the ends. I assume you've been using something to open them up if they get flattened by cutting?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I havnt cut anything yet.







I added about an inch.
Front brake is now just a touch long, but very close. Rear derailleur is good.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
One thing I do for the STI cable housing is to make one of them the length I want, and then cut the other one exactly the same. That way they're symmetrical. It may be a trick of the photo, but your front housing looks shorter than your rear.

Also, now your front brake cable housing may be too long. Is the cable pinch bolt done up? Close the QR cam and see whether it still makes that S curve near the barrel adjuster.

Oh! And when you've got the brake cable housings the right length, file/grind off the sharp bits from the ends. I assume you've been using something to open them up if they get flattened by cutting?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
One thing I do for the STI cable housing is to make one of them the length I want, and then cut the other one exactly the same. That way they're symmetrical. It may be a trick of the photo, but your front housing looks shorter than your rear.

Also, now your front brake cable housing may be too long. Is the cable pinch bolt done up? Close the QR cam and see whether it still makes that S curve near the barrel adjuster.

Oh! And when you've got the brake cable housings the right length, file/grind off the sharp bits from the ends. I assume you've been using something to open them up if they get flattened by cutting?

I did not do the symettical thing. At this point I donít think I will.
So you think maybe cut 1/4 inch off the front brake?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Same kind of temps for me this weekend. For me, mid-50s is base layer, jersey, arm warmers, bibs, knee warmers, and long-finger (non-insulated) gloves. I might start with a vest, too. I ordered some new cool-weather pieces from Le Col this weekend, including jacket, warmers, and gloves. That said, when the temps stay in the 40s, I probably won't ride (CA soft). I also won't ride on the road if it's raining or the pavement is wet.
That's why I got a fender. I've got a feeling that between now and March, if I don't ride when the road is wet, I won't ride at all.

BTW, that "Pro Aqua Zero" jersey worked a treat. Don't know about waterproof, but it's pretty windproof and was fine with no base layer in the high 50s. I tried dripping water from a glass at home, and it beaded up and ran right off. How hard it can be raining and still do that, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I did not do the symettical thing. At this point I donít think I will.
Use the shorter one as a guide to cut the longer one. The asymmetry would bug the living hell out of me.

So you think maybe cut 1/4 inch off the front brake?
Give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
That's why I got a fender. I've got a feeling that between now and March, if I don't ride when the road is wet, I won't ride at all.

BTW, that "Pro Aqua Zero" jersey worked a treat. Don't know about waterproof, but it's pretty windproof and was fine with no base layer in the high 50s. I tried dripping water from a glass at home, and it beaded up and ran right off. How hard it can be raining and still do that, I don't know.
If it's raining, you can find me in Watopia.

Glad that jersey works for you. I ordered the Pro Jacket II, arm/knee warmer bundle (my old Voler ones are staring to come apart), the Pro Lightweight gloves, and a pair of socks. I split it into 2 orders to take advantage of a 30% LCCC discount, and the January Strava discount.
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What is the iSpy feature on this website? It kept flashing when I opened the page, so I clicked on it. I donít think Iíve seen that on other site.



Also, Knipex pliers/tools are where itís at. Not cheap though.

https://www.knipex.com/products/cutting-pliers
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Thatís what they are letting me borrow the knipex pliers.

This is the most fun I had in a long time.

I think I am going to torque everything, and give it a test ride, iíll secure the front derailer cable to the frame.

I donít know why but the front derailer is the one piece of the puzzle I am worried about.
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If it's raining, you can find me in Watopia.

Glad that jersey works for you. I ordered the Pro Jacket II, arm/knee warmer bundle (my old Voler ones are staring to come apart), the Pro Lightweight gloves, and a pair of socks. I split it into 2 orders to take advantage of a 30% LCCC discount, and the January Strava discount.
Those discounts are great, but I've run out of stuff to buy! At least until they have another 50% off sale on Hors Categorie bibs....
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Those discounts are great, but I've run out of stuff to buy! At least until they have another 50% off sale on Hors Categorie bibs....
I think I'm to that point with Le Col now, too. I didn't really need more socks, but they bumped me over the line for free shipping, with the net result being high-quality socks for $10.

I've been on a clothing binge recently, probably tripling my cycling wardrobe in the last 6 months, and that urge has spilled over into some non-cycling stuff, as well.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Looks better! I never worry about housing rubbing against the skewer, but you can see in this pic that the cable path is going to be closer to tangential to the housing loop than it was going to be with a shorter housing loop.

So does it need to be longer or is this good?[/QUOTE]

I would not go any longer on the derailleur loop, it's going into the barrel adjuster at the perfect angle now.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I think I'm to that point with Le Col now, too. I didn't really need more socks, but they bumped me over the line for free shipping, with the net result being high-quality socks for $10.

I've been on a clothing binge recently, probably tripling my cycling wardrobe in the last 6 months, and that urge has spilled over into some non-cycling stuff, as well.
One thing that has long bothered me when riding is the noise of flapping clothes, so when I got a jersey from them last year and it was skin tight, I found myself wanting more like that. I used to get looser stuff because I figured skin tight didn't look so great on an old fat guy, but then I realized I can't see it and I don't really care what anyone else thinks anyhow, so I've largely replaced all my older looser stuff. But I think I have enough for now.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Use the shorter one as a guide to cut the longer one. The asymmetry would bug the living hell out of me.


Give it a shot.
I have one brake hose that is less than 1/4Ē longer than the other. If I knew I could remove the barb, trim it, and reassemble without problems, Iíd do it.

Anyone know if Shimano barbs can be removed and reinserted?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Those discounts are great, but I've run out of stuff to buy! At least until they have another 50% off sale on Hors Categorie bibs....
Seriously. I need another long sleeve cycling jacket and/or jersey like I need another bike. WaitÖ

Originally Posted by Eric F
I think I'm to that point with Le Col now, too. I didn't really need more socks, but they bumped me over the line for free shipping, with the net result being high-quality socks for $10.

I've been on a clothing binge recently, probably tripling my cycling wardrobe in the last 6 months, and that urge has spilled over into some non-cycling stuff, as well.
I did that several years ago and am still with the same wardrobe (less my favorite jacket which my wife lost). I am resisting an urge to replace the old but there are other things higher up on the priority list, like a EPS or Di2 upgrade for the Marvel, or potentially a new frame set to build from the ground up.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Anything below 60F is "freezing", if you listen to So Cal folks.
In reality it's below 40F.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No.

What you mean is that it's less freezing cold than normal.
Technicly 38 is just cold. Must be below 32 for "freezing" cold


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