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bianchi10 12-19-14 10:47 AM

I was joking...

WheresWaldo 12-19-14 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 17401379)
I was joking...

We all know that, but its fun to yank your chain.

Back to our show. Just ordered this from Shapeways = 27.2 x 50 mm GoPro Seat Post Mount

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=423789

Here is a link, GoPro Seatpost Mount 27.2 x 50mm

bmcphx 12-19-14 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 17400666)
What in the world are you doing to go through them so fast!? ;)

because Harbor Freight lol

Bradleykd 12-19-14 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 17401357)
In todays world with all the consumer level tools being built in China, it doesn't matter any more if you get a hammer or some hand tool from Sears, Lowes, Home Depot etc it will be the same quality as the far cheaper Harbor Freight stuff and you get a lifetime no hassle warranty as well. Also in todays world stay away from those shiny chrome sockets, they use to be really well made but not anymore, you're better off buying impact strength sockets these days in order to keep the strength high.

Impact sockets are softer and will strip bolts and themselves if not used on an impact tool. There are plenty of great quality chrome sockets available, but you get what you pay for.

CALE262 12-19-14 03:55 PM

Kick it up, just don't break your back when you pick it up...I thought my Lemond Evo was heavy!

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...psjq1qbyzs.jpg

Doge 12-19-14 06:25 PM

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For kids new bike.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=423865

RoadTire 12-19-14 06:35 PM

Uh, I just bought another mountain bike, a 2010 Raleigh Talus 8.0. With a chain extra long at 12 1/4 inches. So I guess I have some work to do. The bike is still in my car - my wife doesn't know yes. Wonder what I should do with the other 2 mountain bikes... I guess I'm going to have to decide which one I'm going to keep and sell the other 2.

jaxgtr 12-19-14 07:16 PM

Ultegra 11 Speed Rear Derailleur short cage to replace the long cage and 11-28 cassette, DA Chain.

spdntrxi 12-19-14 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by Doge (Post 17402417)

hope he likes the top narrow... I had 42 that was 37 up top.. I think the 44's are 38/39 max.. otherwise great bars.. well the internal cabling is a PITA too.

Doge 12-19-14 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17402534)
hope he likes the top narrow... I had 42 that was 37 up top.. I think the 44's are 38/39 max.. otherwise great bars.. well the internal cabling is a PITA too.

We want narrow up top. His current are 42 wide. For the most part he races on the drops and / or forearms on the flats. I'm thinking these has less reach and drop than the Richey's.

qualia8 12-20-14 12:07 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 17402531)
Ultegra 11 Speed Rear Derailleur short cage to replace the long cage and 11-28 cassette, DA Chain.

Does the short cage shift better? What's the rationale? And what's the cutoff for the largest sprocket before you need the long cage?

loimpact 12-20-14 12:29 AM


Originally Posted by qualia8 (Post 17402948)
Does the short cage shift better? What's the rationale? And what's the cutoff for the largest sprocket before you need the long cage?

I don't know that there's rationale so much as preference. (Though I think theoretically short-cage could mean as you say + save a few grams).

I believe the cutoff is 28 on the short cage, IIRC. A 30 or 32 requires long-cage. (Though you'll hear stories of those who try it with a short cage anyway & swear they can shift into the larger cogs regardless)

Keithllzj 12-20-14 05:13 AM

Chain Reaction Cycles and Evans Cycles were having Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas deals I just couldn't bring myself to miss out on!

Some of the stuff were on 60-70% discount!

I splurged on Team Sky jerseys, Team Sky t-shirts, Northwave Extreme Tech 3S road shoes, Altura bibshorts, Scott jersey top, Z3ROD tri singlet, Zone3 tri tights, Cateye lights + cyclocomputer combo set.

I feel guilty typing all these out already...

ARPRINCE 12-20-14 10:44 AM

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HED C2 with White Industry T11

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spdntrxi 12-20-14 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by loimpact (Post 17402956)
I don't know that there's rationale so much as preference. (Though I think theoretically short-cage could mean as you say + save a few grams).

I believe the cutoff is 28 on the short cage, IIRC. A 30 or 32 requires long-cage. (Though you'll hear stories of those who try it with a short cage anyway & swear they can shift into the larger cogs regardless)

I can do 30/32 on my short cage with ease.. 9070 Di2.. don't need a 32, but I will use the 30 for special events.

jaxgtr 12-20-14 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by qualia8 (Post 17402948)
Does the short cage shift better? What's the rationale? And what's the cutoff for the largest sprocket before you need the long cage?

The Synapse comes with a 50/34F 11/32R setup and the long cage to account for the 32 tooth on the back. I live in very flat Florida and the tallest thing around here is a 109 ft bridge that I can traverse about 30 times using the 50/28 for a while then moving to the 34 and some variation of cogs in the back. I've used the 32 tooth on the back once just to check it out and came to the conclusion that I would never use it. I have no plans ride in the mid/high mountains anytime in the near future so I decided to move to a short cage and 11-28 cassette. I also did not like the gearing on the 11-32, I found myself continually shifting trying to get comfortable, as did not like the spread on the 11-32 (back end from 22-25-28-32). I have ridden the 12-25 10 speed for so long, that I like the 15-17-19 gears, all of which are missing on the 11-32.

The short cage has a max tooth of 28

loimpact 12-20-14 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17403600)
I can do 30/32 on my short cage with ease.. 9070 Di2.. don't need a 32, but I will use the 30 for special events.

Just out of curiosity......What bike is that on and did it come standard like that? (i.e. short cage but w/ 30+32 on the back?)

And, I honestly should say it doesn't surprise me and for one particular piece of evidence that still astonishes me ------> On my Ultegra 6800 w/ 50/34 compact and 11-25 Ultegra 6800 w/ short cage RD on the back....I can literally REMOVE my B-screw. There's no need for B-screw adjustment on it cuz even all the way out, the jockey STILL doesn't get close enough to keep me from EEEEASILY shifting to 25.

That said.....I could probably easily do up to at least 30, if not 32 as well just by my rough guess considering I have a full-screw's length of B adjustment that I don't really use.

spdntrxi 12-20-14 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by loimpact (Post 17403847)
Just out of curiosity......What bike is that on and did it come standard like that? (i.e. short cage but w/ 30+32 on the back?)

And, I honestly should say it doesn't surprise me and for one particular piece of evidence that still astonishes me ------> On my Ultegra 6800 w/ 50/34 compact and 11-25 Ultegra 6800 w/ short cage RD on the back....I can literally REMOVE my B-screw. There's no need for B-screw adjustment on it cuz even all the way out, the jockey STILL doesn't get close enough to keep me from EEEEASILY shifting to 25.

That said.....I could probably easily do up to at least 30, if not 32 as well just by my rough guess considering I have a full-screw's length of B adjustment that I don't really use.

I've done it on 2 bikes : Neither came like that...

My wifes 14' Madone 6 .. 32 was used the most here but 90% on trainer at first because I wanted to make sure it was safe.. no issues. Did a few rides and 32 is overkill so we went back to 28..

Also on my wife's 13' Specialized Ruby Comp Compact.. came with Ultegra 6800 mechanical short cage... no problem getting to a 32 (came with 28)

I've tried 30t SRAM red cassette on my 14' Parlee Z5i.. with 9070 Di2.. no issues. 11/28 lives on the bike... 30 is for special events.

loimpact 12-20-14 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by spdntrxi (Post 17404025)
I've done it on 2 bikes : Neither came like that...

My wifes 14' Madone 6 .. 32 was used the most here but 90% on trainer at first because I wanted to make sure it was safe.. no issues. Did a few rides and 32 is overkill so we went back to 28..

Also on my wife's 13' Specialized Ruby Comp Compact.. came with Ultegra 6800 mechanical short cage... no problem getting to a 32 (came with 28)

I've tried 30t SRAM red cassette on my 14' Parlee Z5i.. with 9070 Di2.. no issues. 11/28 lives on the bike... 30 is for special events.

Well done. Stuff I'm sure Shimano doesn't want us Ultegra/DA folks to know. ;)

Curious how much B-screw adjustment you use. (Again, I don't even know why I have my B-screw in cuz it's backed all the way off & literally does nothing w/ the 11-25)

I'm still holding out hope that Shimano will eventually make a 12-27 cassette but may try an 11- 28 in the future. ;)

Raiden 12-20-14 06:22 PM

I've been doing a ton of Craigslisting/Ebaying in the hours before and after work the last week or so.

Bought a Masi Speciale fixed gear bike from some young girl, said her ex gave it to her as a gift long ago, and she never rode it. Tires were low from sitting, and it was dusty. She put it up for $200, I saw the ad an hour or two after she posted it, zipped over, didn't haggle. Gave it a tune up, rode it around town for a day (been a while since I rode fixed) then turned around and sold it for almost $400 a couple days later.

I bought an old Bianchi SASS mountain bike frame. I've been trying to find one in my size, and good condition, for almost a decade now- of everything, that's my favorite purchase in quite some time.

I bought a set of wheels off of an ebay auction for about $60- bad picture, clueless description (they described them as '26 1/2"', literal measurement) from a seller that looks like they sell a lot of stuff from storage auctions or estate sales or something (lots of furniture and kitsch). But I could see the hub flanges and quick releases looked like Shimano, the rims were Velocity and there were tires and a cassette mounted.

I just received them. Handbuilt 32h Velocity Deep Vs on Dura Ace 7700s with a DA 9s cassette, Conti Gatorskins and DA skewers. I don't need the set, but I should about make my money back just selling the cassette.

Edit: Oh yeah, and an indoor trainer. $150 on ebay for a generic fluid unit. Let's see how long I can ride it until it blows up or leaks.

spdntrxi 12-20-14 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by loimpact (Post 17404144)
Well done. Stuff I'm sure Shimano doesn't want us Ultegra/DA folks to know. ;)

Curious how much B-screw adjustment you use. (Again, I don't even know why I have my B-screw in cuz it's backed all the way off & literally does nothing w/ the 11-25)

I'm still holding out hope that Shimano will eventually make a 12-27 cassette but may try an 11- 28 in the future. ;)

I honestly don't remember for the 6800 mechanical bike.. sold it last year.
For the 9070 Di2.. I just watched the Art Cyclery how to adjust Di2 video.. set the screws limits and done and that was done with 28t cassette.. goes to 32 and 30t with no other fine adjustments.

I should add that I didin't ever use BIG BIG combo with a 32t back there..

jkuper 12-22-14 04:14 AM

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/produc...10D_1_zoom.jpg

Ribble deal was too hard to pass up. Going on my commuter bike instead of Sora triple is has now

VwFix 12-22-14 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by VwFix (Post 17401336)
Thats what I keep hearing and hopefully find out for myself next weekend.

Did a nice 30 mile ride using the bib this weekend and I am in love. rom now on its bibs only.

Gus90 12-22-14 09:44 PM

Should have bought these a long time ago

http://www.parktool.com/uploads/thum...b4_430x390.jpg

bottom Go-Pro mount for my k-edge garmin mount so I can now mount my new Virb.

http://i.imgur.com/xIV0Dq4.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/pj7RMVV.jpg

bmcphx 12-22-14 09:50 PM

Is that a bell I see?


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