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05-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd move up to a higher level crank with a modern...

I'd move up to a higher level crank with a modern 24mm spindle.
05-10-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By DaveSSS

If the clip is in place properly, there should be...

If the clip is in place properly, there should be no significant side play possible. If the crank bolt is removed and the left crank removed, the right side crank arm should have minimal play, with...
05-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By DaveSSS

Use the equation at the park tool website. A 3T...

Use the equation at the park tool website. A 3T increase requires 3/4 inch of chain, but changes can only be made in 1 inch increments or two links, so it should require 1 more inch. A link is 1/2...
05-08-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By DaveSSS

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement...

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement or well known saddle height. I think the shop is trying to sell a too large bike, unless you have long legs for your height.

As an example, I have...
05-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By DaveSSS

I use Shimano grx cranks with the +2.5mm...

I use Shimano grx cranks with the +2.5mm chainline corrected with spacing washers. They make a 48/31 in the 810 series and a 46/30 in the 610 series. I get the same 30/36 low gear as a sram wide...
05-03-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,432
Posted By DaveSSS

BAD idea. Maybe a Kool stop bead jack is needed....

BAD idea. Maybe a Kool stop bead jack is needed. Soapy water can help too. Oops, sorry. You know all the tricks. I have no such problem with my fulcrum racing 3 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that etap 11 is just about dead. ...

Keep in mind that etap 11 is just about dead. Parts are hard to find.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By DaveSSS

I'll bet that I can find all of the needed parts...

I'll bet that I can find all of the needed parts very quickly. You have to be willing to buy the parts from several sources. Start with a 1x or 2x partial group, then add the crank, chain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,827
Posted By DaveSSS

Ask the manufacturer of your deep profile carbon...

Ask the manufacturer of your deep profile carbon rims if it's OK to drill out their rims for a Schrader valve.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,827
Posted By DaveSSS

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. ...

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. When a tire is inflated, the presta valve seals as soon as you stop pumping. The only way to lower the pressure in the tire is to disconnect the pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By DaveSSS

SRAM Rival AXS

The news is out on the rival axs 12 speed group. The cassettes require the xdr freehub body, just as I predicted. The brake hoods are smaller because there is no bite point adjustment, but there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By DaveSSS

The nuts are not new. I have very old 3 hole...

The nuts are not new. I have very old 3 hole adapters with nuts.
04-06-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By DaveSSS

Owning a RD hanger alignment tool is a must, IMO....

Owning a RD hanger alignment tool is a must, IMO. A slightly bent hanger can't be seen. The alignment tool will confirm that it's aligned with the wheel. Even a new hanger needs to be aligned.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By DaveSSS

The shimano 11-34 has lousy sprocket spacing. ...

The shimano 11-34 has lousy sprocket spacing. It's more like an MTB cassette with 2T jumps from the start. A 34/32 should be enough for grades in the 4-8% range, but every rider is different It's...
03-26-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By DaveSSS

57mm is a small trail, but some brands and some...

57mm is a small trail, but some brands and some builders think 58 is perfect, even for small frames. I like more trail. Only less fork offset would help that. Larger diameter tires would help a...
03-26-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By DaveSSS

Install a new chain now and hope that you don't...

Install a new chain now and hope that you don't get new-chain skip on one or more of the most worn sprockets, when pedaling with a high torque, like most out of the saddle pedaling. If you get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,035
Posted By DaveSSS

I think that modern tall cycling socks look...

I think that modern tall cycling socks look stupid in addition to producing a stupid looking tan line. Short ankle socks can be as simple as the black fruit of loom socks that I got for about $1 a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By DaveSSS

Don't overlook BTLOS wheels....

Don't overlook BTLOS wheels. https://btlos.com/road-bike Under $1100 with premium build. Try the new Michelin tubeless tire.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=262557&page=2
03-15-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By DaveSSS

The way to tell if a cassette is worn out is to...

The way to tell if a cassette is worn out is to install a new chain. If the chain skips while pedaling with a high torque on the most-worn sprockets, it's worn out. If there's no new-chain skip,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,798
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm running michelin tubeless 28mm on two bikes. ...

I'm running michelin tubeless 28mm on two bikes. They've been great so far. I set my air pressure by the recommendations of the zipp pressure calculator. When running pressures in the sixties, an...
03-09-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By DaveSSS

If that 86cm inseam is accurate, you have short...

If that 86cm inseam is accurate, you have short legs and a long torso. The saddle height on the specialized was set too high and the trek too low.

I'm only 5'-6" tall and my inseam is 83cm, with a...
03-02-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,272
Posted By DaveSSS

I was rebuilding car engines at 16, learned to...

I was rebuilding car engines at 16, learned to weld at 14. Never had a bike worked on by others. I have had free warranty work done on a car, by a dealership.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,919
Posted By DaveSSS

I have two identical bikes. If I crash one, I...

I have two identical bikes. If I crash one, I have a spare. I do all of my own work, so my bikes are never in the shop, which is a great idea - learn to work on your bike. I've built a bunch from...
02-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By DaveSSS

A frame like this can be built-up for a...

A frame like this can be built-up for a reasonable price, using force axs. You get to pick how expensive each part is. A sram force crank is not a must. I've used Campy chorus and shimano grx. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By DaveSSS

I've never read of a concave back. Some people...

I've never read of a concave back. Some people have a relatively flat back on the bike, but most don't. Lance Armstrong's back was curved. I'm sure mine is too. I don't think you can choose. I...
02-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By DaveSSS

Any chain can be measured for the true change in...

Any chain can be measured for the true change in pitch with a 12 inch precision machinist's rule. Place one end on the edge of a pin. The pin at the opposite end will be completely covered when the...
02-21-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By DaveSSS

Chains must always have an even number of links,...

Chains must always have an even number of links, or they can't be joined. 1% wear would make the chain about a 1 link or 1/2 inch longer, but if you cut the new chain to that length, the ends...
02-20-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By DaveSSS

Then you have to smart enough to know that small...

Then you have to smart enough to know that small amounts of extra length, beyond an even number of inches is wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,980
Posted By DaveSSS

Mineral spirits won't hurt a carbon fiber frame. ...

Mineral spirits won't hurt a carbon fiber frame. I switched to crown brand camp stove fuel from Walmart because it's far less expensive and dries faster. I also use it to make my paraffin base...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,624
Posted By DaveSSS

Sram 11 speed etap is dead. If you're not already...

Sram 11 speed etap is dead. If you're not already stuck with it, don't buy it. The new 12 speed axs has replaced it. It won't work with genuine shimano wheels because the freehub body can't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By DaveSSS

Try an SMP saddle. Read how to select the right...

Try an SMP saddle. Read how to select the right width at their website. Standard or thicker padding, no minimal padding model.

I use the stratos.
02-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By DaveSSS

I have force axs on my bike, with the shimano...

I have force axs on my bike, with the shimano 43.5 chainline and 142mm axles. It works fine. I use a shimano grx 46/30 crank that has a +2.5mm chainline, but corrected it with spacing washers. This...
02-17-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,636
Posted By DaveSSS

Seems like you're making this too difficult. ...

Seems like you're making this too difficult. The simple equation really is simple. It's just twice the chain stay length plus the total of maximum wrap divided by 4.

One thing to keep in mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,560
Posted By DaveSSS

If you're going to use tubeless, you better know...

If you're going to use tubeless, you better know how to fix a big puncture by installing a boot and a tube. I recently made sure that the fulcrum tire levers I carry would break one bead so a tube...
02-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,325
Posted By DaveSSS

I spent a little more for wheels manufacturing...

I spent a little more for wheels manufacturing thread together bottom brackets with angular contact bearings for my most recent two bikes. They require a special splined tool to tighten the flanges,...
02-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By DaveSSS

Wolftooth has good info on chain compatibility...

Wolftooth has good info on chain compatibility with their 1x chain rings.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/pages/chain-compatibility-by-chainring-tooth-profile
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,041
Posted By DaveSSS

I use zondas or fulcrum wheels that require no...

I use zondas or fulcrum wheels that require no rim tape tubed or tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,320
Posted By DaveSSS

Those quoting really low pressures might want to...

Those quoting really low pressures might want to check their gage accuracy. I recently found mine to be off by 8 psi. Zipp's calculator recommends some really low pressures for tubeless tires, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,698
Posted By DaveSSS

The SRAM AXS batteries don't plug in. There are...

The SRAM AXS batteries don't plug in. There are two stationary contacts on the battery and two spring loaded pins, with a significant length of travel, on the derailleurs and 3 pins on the battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By DaveSSS

Fulcrum racing 3 DB. Ready for tubeless with no...

Fulcrum racing 3 DB. Ready for tubeless with no rim tape and has Campy's great cup and cone bearings. Merlin has a good price, but there's about $46 for freight and you don't get the valve stems or...
02-02-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By DaveSSS

To be more accurate, every RD must have 2-3T of...

To be more accurate, every RD must have 2-3T of additional wrap to handle any possible chain stay length. If you apply the rigorous formula on the park tool website, you'll find that the needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,698
Posted By DaveSSS

All axs groups are 12 speed, but still called...

All axs groups are 12 speed, but still called etap. When force axs first came out, I already had Campy chorus 12 on both of my bikes, but I bought a force axs chain to measure it and try with my...
01-28-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By DaveSSS

You can always try it, but the shifting ramps...

You can always try it, but the shifting ramps won't line up properly and the compensating shift at the cassette might go from two to three sprockets. My guess is it will shift poorly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,803
Posted By DaveSSS

I just happen to own several brand new, high...

I just happen to own several brand new, high quality liquid filled pressure gages that eventually will get used for monitoring water pressure in a large irrigation system. I made a manifold with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,803
Posted By DaveSSS

If you don't have an accurate pressure gauge,...

If you don't have an accurate pressure gauge, then a pressure calculator program is of no value. The gauge on my old pump was off by quite a bit, so I was using a significantly lower pressure than I...
01-28-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,510
Posted By DaveSSS

I start with the tape angled to progress up the...

I start with the tape angled to progress up the bar, with about half the width overhanging the end. Wrap clockwise on the right and counterclockwise on the left. No trimming needed. Only wrap a...
01-27-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,636
Posted By DaveSSS

You're welcome, but you still can't be sure if...

You're welcome, but you still can't be sure if any of that is true. Someone else seems to think that a PE license is needed to understand or advise on chain length. The park tool website has lots...
01-26-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By DaveSSS

The shimano 11-34 sprocket spacing stinks - 2T...

The shimano 11-34 sprocket spacing stinks - 2T jumps from the start. I wouldn't use more than a 16T difference at the crank either. Cranks are sold with 52/36 or 50/34 chain rings for a reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,803
Posted By DaveSSS

With all this discussion about tire pressure, I...

With all this discussion about tire pressure, I decided to check the accuracy of my 30+ year old Silca pump. I have two brand new liquid filled 0-100 psi gauges on hand, so I made up a manifold with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By DaveSSS

When in doubt, go to the manufacturer. ...

When in doubt, go to the manufacturer. https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/ultegra-r8000/WH-RS500-TL-R.html The rear wheel is 944 grams and the front is 705.
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