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01-01-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Syncmaster

Leg/Knee Discomfort But Only When Inside On The Rollers?

I canít seem to shake this discomfort I have in my left leg/knee. Usually Iím fine when riding out on the road, but inside on the rollers where my movement is limited, I get LEFT knee discomfort on...
Forum: Touring
07-26-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Syncmaster

Does anyone sell an eyelet to bolt on hub rack adapter like the one pictured here?

Looking for an adapter like the one pictured here on the Soma Porteur rack that allows a rack designed for eyelet mounts to be used on a bolt on hub. Any ideas of who sells this adapter alone? Soma...
Forum: Touring
06-11-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,602
Posted By Syncmaster

Sizing a Soma Saga compared to my Cyclocross bike

Hello everyone.

Looking to get a Soma Saga frameset, but I'm struggling to figure out which size I should get. I'm comparing the geometry of the Saga to the geometry of my cross bike, but I don't...
05-20-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,676
Posted By Syncmaster

I'll measure, but I don't know why the road frame...

I'll measure, but I don't know why the road frame would have a spacing of anything other than 130mm. I mean, 135mm is for disc frames isn't it? Fairly certain the hubs I have are 130mm OLD.

It...
05-20-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,676
Posted By Syncmaster

Rear Derailleur moves inward when clamping wheel/quick release on frame

I have a new carbon frame and I'm having trouble getting the shifting as good as I've had it on previous bikes (same components). I have a suspicion that the problem is stemming from the rear...
05-10-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By Syncmaster

What's weird is that the BB and the crank were...

What's weird is that the BB and the crank were both FSA. They both came in the same box and were supposedly designed for one another.
05-09-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By Syncmaster

FSA Crankset a VERY tight fit in Ceramic PF30 BB - Normal?

I attempted to install a BBright FSA crankset and Ceramic BB on my BBright specific frame and the bearing clearance around the spindle was incredibly tight. So much so that one of the BB cups got...
03-09-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Syncmaster

Well, the literature for the BB86 BB says, "This...

Well, the literature for the BB86 BB says, "This bottom bracket assembly presses into a BB86 to accommodate all of FSA's Light series carbon and alloy NBD (no pinch bolt) cranks, as well as Shimano's...
03-09-15, 10:17 AM
03-09-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Syncmaster

FSA SL-K Light Crankset - Swapping between BB86 & English BB

I'm getting a new frame that uses a BB86 bottom bracket standard. My current frame uses an English 68mm BB, so with my FSA SL-K Light crankset it uses the MegaExo bottom bracket. If I buy this FSA...
09-24-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,292
Posted By Syncmaster

Cyclocross 1x10 Proper Chain Length

Hello all,

I've been running a 1x10 Cyclocross setup but I think my chain length is too long. I've read in a lot of places that one should still stick to the "Big chainring to Big cog +2 links"...
09-04-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By Syncmaster

Tubulars vs Clinchers for a lightweight rider

I have a set of tubulars I've been racing road on for a couple years. I'm thinking about using them for Cross this season. However, I want to know how much of an advantage I'll be getting over...
02-27-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,319
Posted By Syncmaster

Thanks for the comments. I think that video I...

Thanks for the comments. I think that video I linked to actually encourages other bad habits so it's not the best resource. Glad I asked here. I actually DO have an extra defective tubular rim laying...
02-27-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,319
Posted By Syncmaster

Pre-Stretching a tubular tire, but NOT on a rim

Hey everyone,

I know it's common practice to pre stretch tubs pumped up on a rim overnight, and this is what I've always done in the past, but recently I saw this video where they mentioned you...
01-19-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Syncmaster

Another poster above measured the distance from...

Another poster above measured the distance from the farthest part of the loop to the center of the QR nut and said his was around 4". I measured mine when I thought the loop was large and it was at...
01-19-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Syncmaster

After an hour ride the indexing feels good so I'm...

After an hour ride the indexing feels good so I'm going to stick with this length. It still even looks longer than a lot of setups I see in person and online but perhaps a lot of people end up...
01-18-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Syncmaster

Thanks for everyone's comments. I ended up...

Thanks for everyone's comments. I ended up trimming about 2 inches from the housing and the exit/entry from the cable stop and barrel adjuster still look good. Shifting still feels crisp. I could...
01-18-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Syncmaster

Is my RD housing too long?

I just installed new shifter cables and I'm not sure if my RD housing should be shorter. I understand the principles of proper housing length (parallel exit and entry at the stop and the barrel...
12-05-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By Syncmaster

My 35mm tires measure 32mm when mounted.... Do I need wider rims to increase width?

I'm running Sun Venus rims that apparently have a 19.4mm width.

I mounted Continental Cyclocross Race Clincher tires that are 700 x 35c and when mounted, my calipers show that the tire is 31-32mm...
09-23-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Syncmaster

This may be an easier solution, but with not as...

This may be an easier solution, but with not as clean a result, but would some sort of clear adhesive vinyl or clear heat shrink over the bare patch of aluminum serve a similar purpose of protecting...
09-22-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Syncmaster

So even if I don't clear coat the spot and it...

So even if I don't clear coat the spot and it oxidizes over time, I can clean it up with some muscle?

I'm thinking it might be wise to add a clear coat layer, even if it doesn't come out even with...
09-22-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Syncmaster

I stripped some clear coat on my raw aluminum frame. Can I leave it bare?

I stripped part of the clear coat off my frame purposefully to remove the decals that were sealed underneath. My frame is a raw, brushed aluminum frame (which is quite a pretty finish), and now there...
09-11-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,550
Posted By Syncmaster

Thanks for the help everyone!

Thanks for the help everyone!
09-10-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,550
Posted By Syncmaster

Is it okay to use 28-32c tubes in a 34c tire?

So I am building up a Cross bike by swapping over some parts I had on an older single speed commuter (which was running 32c tires). I had these 28c-32c tubes sitting in my closet and in my mind I...
07-17-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,153
Posted By Syncmaster

I see. I replaced my cables a few months ago, but...

I see. I replaced my cables a few months ago, but not my housings and the housings are a year old. So maybe a full housing and cable replacement is needed?

Thanks for the advice.
07-17-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,153
Posted By Syncmaster

Shimano rear shifter clicks twice but only shifts once when going to larger cogs

I'm having a slightly annoying issue with my Ultegra rear shifter. Around the middle of the cassette, often when I want to jump up 2 easier cogs, I'll push the lever 2 clicks, but the chain will only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,363
Posted By Syncmaster

FYI, I just heard from the guy who took that...

FYI, I just heard from the guy who took that picture I originally posted. He apparently travels with his full Road Bike in that case (yes it fits) and doesn't have any issues. While his case is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,363
Posted By Syncmaster

"The most common maximum size bag allowed is 62...

"The most common maximum size bag allowed is 62 linear (total) inches."

I fee like you could make a case that would at least fit the frame and components minus the wheels with those max...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,363
Posted By Syncmaster

I unfortunately ride an AL frame and will...

I unfortunately ride an AL frame and will eventually have a carbon frame, so I don't think S&S couplers will work for any of the road bikes I have or will have. :-(

This is the article that first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,363
Posted By Syncmaster

I've looked into S&S couplers and they look...

I've looked into S&S couplers and they look great, but I'm looking for an option that will work with the bike I current have. I don't have the money or space to buy or build a new bike. I was hoping...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,363
Posted By Syncmaster

Is there a small road bike suitcase that fits within airline size restrictions?

I realize you'd have to take off almost all components to fit it, but is there a company that makes a durable suitcase that will not cause oversize luggage fees and will fit a complete road bike?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,561
Posted By Syncmaster

My brother has a Prius and uses roof racks for...

My brother has a Prius and uses roof racks for bike transport. We put two on the roof and one flat in the trunk. 3 people fit in the car fine. There's also the option to add a third mount on the roof...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Syncmaster

Have you considered Signature Cycles in the UWS?...

Have you considered Signature Cycles in the UWS? I was looking into them. They seem to do a very thorough fitting. I believe someone did a full review of them on BF a few years ago. Search Google.
04-24-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Interesting. So it seems that a new...

Interesting. So it seems that a new chain/cassette should be on my shopping list soon...

I guess I need to measure chain wear in a better way than using that park tool chain wear indicator....
04-24-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

So I tried many of your suggestions, and nothing...

So I tried many of your suggestions, and nothing was working :-( I would make a change, then re-adjust the H and L screws, then re-adjust the indexing for good measure, and nothing seemed to work.
...
04-24-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By Syncmaster

I think you're absolutely right. I was mostly...

I think you're absolutely right. I was mostly concerned about the fact that the wheel went out of true those couple times, considering I have wheelsets on my other commuter bikes that i've never had...
04-23-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By Syncmaster

Is there room for improvement in this Kinlin XR200 Wheel Build?

I had a Wheelset built up for me almost 2 years ago and the wheels have held up fine, except that the front wheel has had to be re-trued twice. Granted, I ride them on some pretty nasty roads so that...
04-22-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

I may be able to borrow another cassette from my...

I may be able to borrow another cassette from my brother to see if I get the same effects.

I DO still happen to have the old chain. Was there something you were going to suggest if I did? I...
04-22-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Shifty bits as in, the inside of the housings? Or...

Shifty bits as in, the inside of the housings? Or as in everything drive train related (derailleurs, brifters, housings). Everything is pretty damn clean as I gave the bike a wash and lube after a...
04-22-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Thanks everyone. I'm going to give all your...

Thanks everyone. I'm going to give all your suggestions a shot and see what happens before I buy anything new. If I can't figure it out I may make an appointment with one of the race mechanics here...
04-21-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

I started seeing the problem emerge with my old...

I started seeing the problem emerge with my old chain. But it wasn't as bad as it is now. Shifting to the smallest cog in the rear would often lag badly or just not happen. After realizing my chain...
04-21-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Thanks for the input. I actually DO have a...

Thanks for the input.

I actually DO have a chain wear tool and it was indicating at least at .5% wear on the old chain. This was why I replaced it. So do you think replacing the cassette will...
04-21-13, 04:11 PM
04-21-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Sorry to bump this but I'm now wondering if it's...

Sorry to bump this but I'm now wondering if it's my cassette. Should have posted the pics first. Thanks for any help.
04-21-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

Some pics of the cassette if this helps: ...

Some pics of the cassette if this helps:
http://i.imgur.com/vf3oMsE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3tGynAD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1WbJvK0.jpg
04-21-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,695
Posted By Syncmaster

LBS told me My Wippermann Chain is causing shifting problems - switch back to Ultegra

I recently replaced my worn Shimano Ultegra chain with a Wippermann Connex 10sx chain based on a recommendation from a friend. I have had some problems adjusting my rear derailleur to shift properly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,736
Posted By Syncmaster

I came up with a simple solution myself with...

I came up with a simple solution myself with stuff in my parts bin. It's just some pvc and an old skewer.

http://i.imgur.com/bMJy2Nq.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,736
Posted By Syncmaster

Or how about just mounted to an old rear skewer?

Or how about just mounted to an old rear skewer?
04-04-13, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Syncmaster

i guess the other question I have is should i...

i guess the other question I have is should i clean the housings themselves before I put in new cables? And if so.... how?

Thank you!
04-03-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Syncmaster

Replacing Yokozuna shifter cables. Do I need to lube the housings?

I have never replaced cables. I've seen varying responses for different types of cables as to whether or not you're supposed to lube them on installation but nothing specific to Yokozuna.

Any...
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