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12-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Chris O

It's a new trainer tire. Never used outside. I...

It's a new trainer tire. Never used outside. I pump up the tire each time and set the tension knob each time. Seem to be doing everything right. Maybe Vittoria changed their compound?
12-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Chris O

Fluid 2 Trainer Cylinder Wear

Hi All,

I have a Saris Fluid 2 indoor trainer with which I use a 700X23c Vittoria trainer tire inflated to 120 PSI. I noticed the steel cylinder that contacts the tire is developing severe wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By Chris O

I am Fred. Hear me roar!

I am Fred. Hear me roar!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By Chris O

Point taken. I love my bike and tend to obsess a...

Point taken. I love my bike and tend to obsess a little too much :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By Chris O

Am I Crazy? - Long vs Short Rear Mech Cage for Racing

OK, so my Ultegra 6800 rear derailluer died and my LBS only had the long cage RD-R8000 GS version in stock. To avoid delays I had them put it on. I've been getting into road racing and am now...
07-19-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Chris O

Carbon Frame Repair in New England

Anyone know of someplace that does carbon fiber bike frame repair in New England? Got some work to try and salvage a frame.

Thanks in advance.

Chris
06-28-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,711
Posted By Chris O

I'm in CT. The races are the CCAP crits at...

I'm in CT. The races are the CCAP crits at Rentschler Field.
06-14-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,711
Posted By Chris O

Thanks all, I'll do some more races. We have a...

Thanks all, I'll do some more races. We have a local weekly Tuesday night series so I plan on doing some more of those in July and August. The experience was valuable in that I was focusing on...
06-05-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,711
Posted By Chris O

Thanks. Iíll do some more races. Best training...

Thanks. Iíll do some more races. Best training for racing is racing I suppose.


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06-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,711
Posted By Chris O

Would have loved to have stayed in the pack...

Would have loved to have stayed in the pack riding wheels but it spit me out halfway through the first lap. I just could not hang on. Maybe if I had just pushed a little longer to hang on in the...
06-05-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,711
Posted By Chris O

First Cat5 Crit: Always this Fast?

I just finished my first crit. My goals of finishing and not crashing were accomplished. I expected to get dropped and even lapped, but I couldnít hang on to the bunch almost from the start. The...
04-02-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,772
Posted By Chris O

I signed up for a 4 hour workshop next week for...

I signed up for a 4 hour workshop next week for new racers that has an on the bike portion. Looking forward to that. And I also registered for my first race in June as a cat 5. Thanks to all.
...
03-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,772
Posted By Chris O

Yeah, that Zwift power is a bunch of BS though. A...

Yeah, that Zwift power is a bunch of BS though. A lot of dumb trainers are just estimates which are subject to many things like tire pressure, tension adjustment etc. I could kick ass on Zwift...
03-18-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,772
Posted By Chris O

Thanks All. I'll register as cat 5 and hang off...

Thanks All. I'll register as cat 5 and hang off the back. I'm in pretty good shape, but will settle for just getting the vibe.

Chris
03-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,772
Posted By Chris O

Which Cat to register for first race?

Want to try my first race at age 46. The options for registering are Cat 5 or Masters (45+) with no cat options given for the masters. Which one do I sign up for?

Chris
11-15-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Chris O

I started getting a terrible grinding/popping...

I started getting a terrible grinding/popping about 200-300 miles riding last spring after the hub was serviced. I had been seeing grease come out before that. I took it apart and there wasn't...
11-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Chris O

I'm not concerned about the amount of grease put...

I'm not concerned about the amount of grease put in by the mechanic, but thought that having it come out was an indication there is something mechanically wrong like a damaged seal. I've never had...
11-15-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Chris O

Grease Coming Out of Hub

Hi All,

Always grateful for the advice I get here. I posted about my first Shimano hub rebuild adventure before, but I got fed up with tinkering and brought it to LBS so I could ride the wheel. ...
11-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Chris O

Cup and Cone Adjustment Issue

New to this, trying myself the first time. A Shimano rear hub. The drive side is locked down. I tighten the non-drive side cone by hand so there is just a little axle play left. Everytime I hold...
10-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chris O

I just tried this. Axle width is 141 mm. So I...

I just tried this. Axle width is 141 mm. So I subtracted 130 mm and divided by two. I locked in the drive side with 5.6 mm protruding. Then put in the axle and threaded on the non-drive side cone,...
10-15-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chris O

Thanks Mack, That sounds reasonable. I guess I...

Thanks Mack,
That sounds reasonable. I guess I had in my mind that amount of axle protruding from each locknut in the rear might be different because of the differences on the hub between drive and...
10-15-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chris O

Just one note, I do have set of electronic...

Just one note, I do have set of electronic calipers for precise measuring if that helps.

C.
10-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chris O

Centering Wheel on Hub Axle

I took my first shot at servicing a hub a while back. This was for my Shimano RS11 rear wheel. I had to replace the cone on the drive side (#3 in diagram) due to pitting and when I took the whole...
09-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Chris O

I replace the chain when indicated by the Park...

I replace the chain when indicated by the Park chain wear tool at 0.5%, usually twice a year, and the cassette was just changed this spring. Tried pulling on the chain at the 2 o'clock position and...
09-07-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Chris O

Chainring Wear: Help me Evaluate

Hi All,

My Ultegra 6800 Chainrings have about 8000 miles on them. I'm going to replace the chain soon and wondering if the chainring teeth are worn enough to warrant replacement at the same time....
05-05-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Chris O

wow!!!

wow!!!
05-05-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Chris O

Thanks all, for the replies. Maybe I can find a...

Thanks all, for the replies. Maybe I can find a gently used group. Don't have a lot to drop on this.
05-04-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Chris O

Modern Groupset for 90s Italian Bike

I've got a 1993 Basso Gap with Campagnolo Veloce 8 speed group (I think it is '93, but could be +/- 1 year). This is an Italian bike with old school threaded BB and headset and I'd like to modernize...
05-01-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Chris O

I had loud popping and clicking noises in my road...

I had loud popping and clicking noises in my road bike. Went crazy until I swapped the rear wheel with a spare and that fixed it. Took apart the offending hub and it is all pitted in the cone. That...
05-01-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Chris O

Yup, the service manager quit and so a high...

Yup, the service manager quit and so a high school kid did my annual service this winter. I could see grease squeezing out of the hub for a month after I brought it home, but I thought it was just...
05-01-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Chris O

Hi All, I disassembled the whole damn thing....

Hi All,
I disassembled the whole damn thing. The drive side cone is a pitted mess and must have been the source of the pinging noise. I'm trying to find a replacement. The drive side grease,...
04-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Chris O

I can hear some grinding/clicking from the hub...

I can hear some grinding/clicking from the hub and spokes seem OK by the old squeeze test. The old wheel also has issues and is retired from use so I can't swap it out. To top it off the LBS is 1.5...
04-30-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Chris O

Got it. It's coming from the rear wheel. It is...

Got it. It's coming from the rear wheel. It is amazing how a little grinding noise from the hub due to bearings or mis-adjustment is being amplified by the frame. It sounds like the carbon is...
04-30-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Chris O

I was talking about the space under the cassette...

I was talking about the space under the cassette lockring around the skewer. My thought was if the lockring wasn't tight enough water could get in there and work into the hub. The lockring says 40...
04-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Chris O

Ultegra Cassette Installation

I installed a new Ultegra cassette a month ago. I put some Park grease around the lock ring threads before tightening, but when I took the cassette off yesterday the grease was all brown under the...
04-30-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Chris O

Follow up to my follow up. I listened to the...

Follow up to my follow up. I listened to the rear wheel and there is some noise there, a faint clicking which sounds unusual. Maybe the bearings or cone as ForceD suggested When I am on the bike...
04-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Chris O

Thanks all, and a quick follow up. I tried...

Thanks all, and a quick follow up. I tried swapping out to an old pair of pedals and went down the driveway in my loafers and the noise was still there. I also swapped out to a seatpost/seat from...
04-30-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Chris O

Snap, Crackle, and Pop Noises

Hi All,

My carbon fiber road bike has developed popping and knocking sounds that are driving me crazy. I've looked the frame over and don't see any cracks and the bike rides and shifts smoothly....
02-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By Chris O

Hitting The Zone

Posted in Road Cycling forum too. 30 min warmup and feeling not that great. Add some intensity and then things start moving, clicking, feeling better. Energy, and rhythm flow with sustained power,...
02-28-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By Chris O

Hitting "The Zone"

30 min warmup and feeling not that great. Add some intensity and then things start moving, clicking, feeling better. Energy, and rhythm flow with sustained power, feeling great and like I can keep...
12-20-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Yeah, that's what I'll do and just try not to...

Yeah, that's what I'll do and just try not to epoxy the QR to the dropout.
12-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Just an update. The manufacturer, Wilier...

Just an update. The manufacturer, Wilier Triestina, has offered to send me a replacement washer for me to glue in myself, so some of your suggestions on epoxying will be helpful. I expressed my...
11-27-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Thanks all! The shop I bought the bike from is no...

Thanks all! The shop I bought the bike from is no longer listed as a Wilier dealer. So I'll submit the warranty claim on the manufacturer Web site and see what they'll do. If nothing, I'll follow...
11-25-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Yes, it is. It's been great otherwise and I've...

Yes, it is. It's been great otherwise and I've put about 10,000 miles on it.
11-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Any recommendations on what brand of epoxy will...

Any recommendations on what brand of epoxy will work best for something like this? Thanks.
11-25-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,275
Posted By Chris O

Dropout washer coming out of carbon frame: Warranty Issue?

Hi All,

I have a carbon fiber frame from an Italian company that is about 2.5 years old. One of the washers (for lack of a better term) that is on either side of the dropout keeps falling off. I...
03-22-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By Chris O

Polarized Training in Hilly Area: Is it Possible?

I've been trying to modify my riding to a more polarized training schedule, with my easy days easier and my hard days harder. The challenge is I live in hilly area. Combine that with the fact I'm a...
11-19-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Chris O

Thanks. Both look like workable options. ...

Thanks. Both look like workable options.

Chris
11-16-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Chris O

1993 Veloce Brake Pads

I've been using my old Italian steel bike once in a while for fun. I need to replace the Campy Veloce caliper brake pads. I think it's from 1993, give or take a year. Anyone know where I can find...
08-06-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,506
Posted By Chris O

Riding a 2016 Wilier Triestina GTR SL. I bought...

Riding a 2016 Wilier Triestina GTR SL. I bought this 1.5 years ago at 250 lbs. Currently down to 218 lbs now. My Mavic Open Pros with 32 spokes held up reasonably well, but after 3000 miles the rear...
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