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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,284
Posted By Butcher

I'm in the automotive business and I have the...

I'm in the automotive business and I have the same issue with some components. People will ask me if their timing belt/chain is good. I tell clients I can only tell you if they are bad [When they are...
02-17-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,753
Posted By Butcher

I once did the same thing, bought a Kuwahara...

I once did the same thing, bought a Kuwahara tandem and upgraded it. By the time I got done, the only thing left was the metal steel frame. Even the paint was removed [and a few braze on items].

I...
02-14-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,175
Posted By Butcher

You come up with excuses like sarcasum but it is...

You come up with excuses like sarcasum but it is ok. Most of us read about your disapproval of LA since it appears that it is the main topic of your life, but some of us believe you really like him....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By Butcher

I run a Record alloy 10sp crank with my Chorus 11...

I run a Record alloy 10sp crank with my Chorus 11 drivetrain [incl 11 chain] on my rain bike. Works as well as my complete SR 11 groupset on my dry bike.
02-14-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,175
Posted By Butcher

Wow, with all of your hate w/LA, I am very...

Wow, with all of your hate w/LA, I am very suprised that he is on your list of heros even if he is on the bottom. Isn't it nice to come out of the closet and say LA is on your list of heros?

Baby...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By Butcher

I had a C64 and loved it! But, it broke when I...

I had a C64 and loved it! But, it broke when I hit a large pot hole. I'm only 6'/160lbs so it should of withstanded the bump. I bought a CX Zero and it is a much stiffer saddle and it took some time...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Butcher

I still do not understand why I would want that...

I still do not understand why I would want that much power in the back of my bike. I do have Campy Dual Pivots Front and Rear on my tandem but I think you can understand why.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By Butcher

A Selle Italia SLR works for me as well as the...

A Selle Italia SLR works for me as well as the C64 and the CX Zero Teknologika. Several double century's and my butts ready for more [but my legs say no more].
01-18-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Butcher

I loose 2lbs in my 50min spin class [+10 warm...

I loose 2lbs in my 50min spin class [+10 warm up]. I rarely drink until the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By Butcher

I have the 'real' EA90 SLX wheels and have yet...

I have the 'real' EA90 SLX wheels and have yet had a problem. No broken spokes, bad bearings, etc. I have a prototype set of tandem wheels from Velomax [now Easton] and have had nothing but great...
01-02-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,027
Posted By Butcher

Thanks for all the replies. Carpediemracing,...

Thanks for all the replies. Carpediemracing, thanks for the simple explanation about the rules/guidelines. Being my team is full of masters [One was a Nat Champ and World Champ] I understand the...
01-01-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,027
Posted By Butcher

50YO and racing

One of my goals this year to to start racing. I have spent a couple of years group riding with a team but now it is time to go on a real race. At 50, where would I start, CAT5?, Master 4?. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,686
Posted By Butcher

Because the water leaks from the top into the...

Because the water leaks from the top into the shoe. Mine are terrific as long as the water does not come from the top.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By Butcher

160lbs and never had a problem. If you know how...

160lbs and never had a problem. If you know how adjust bearings, then you will not have any problems. If you do not, then you better find out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,377
Posted By Butcher

Heck, I use a chain whip that I bought when I had...

Heck, I use a chain whip that I bought when I had the first Super Record groupset in the 70's. Still works great after all these years.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Butcher

I ride 19 miles to work and back. I use both legs...

I ride 19 miles to work and back. I use both legs and attempt to set a record each way. If I feel weak, I will take it slow. Traffic is better at 4am but the return trip is not usually too bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,210
Posted By Butcher

I was involved with my first crash last year. I...

I was involved with my first crash last year. I was sprinting up a hill and as I down shifted, the Mavic freehub skipped a tooth and I went up and over my bars. The guy who was behind me hit me and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Butcher

Aren't they the same now? Both have two 11s...

Aren't they the same now? Both have two 11s electric systems.

With all this talk about disc brakes, then this will be the next battle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Butcher

6k on my EA SLX without any problems. These are...

6k on my EA SLX without any problems. These are the ones with alloy nipples and lighter SL hubs, not the cheaper/older ones Performance sells. I am no power house but can generate >1000w and weight...
10-23-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By Butcher

I bought a Magicshine light from DX, after a year...

I bought a Magicshine light from DX, after a year of use, works ok, including the battery.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,686
Posted By Butcher

I have the Sidi Hydro's and use the Pro Tarmac...

I have the Sidi Hydro's and use the Pro Tarmac H20 booties. After a 60 mile ride in the non-stop ride, my feet were dry [ok damp from sweat but not wet]. The great thing about the Sidi's is there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By Butcher

You may have issues with pedal based systems but...

You may have issues with pedal based systems but since you are an engineer, you may appreciate that I have had 3 sets of bearings in my first hub and 2 sets in my second hub [SL+]. I would not buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,819
Posted By Butcher

I too have a SR11 groupset as well as a Ch11. As...

I too have a SR11 groupset as well as a Ch11. As long and the shifting is set up right, there is none better.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,611
Posted By Butcher

OK, I do have and had a full carbon saddle. The...

OK, I do have and had a full carbon saddle. The first one, Sella Italia C64. That is one nice saddle for me. I have a SLR Carbon on my rain bike and it is as comfortable. I am 6ft at 155lbs and hit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 09:24 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,819
Posted By Butcher

Cuz you do not have it. You will someday and just...

Cuz you do not have it. You will someday and just like 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10, trust me, you all will and you will like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Butcher

You gotta like the cadence spikes the Garmin...

You gotta like the cadence spikes the Garmin likes to record.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Butcher

I can understand since you were from Kenmore....

I can understand since you were from Kenmore. Matter of fact, I would not have mentioned I was from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,595
Posted By Butcher

I do not own one but I have followed one on a...

I do not own one but I have followed one on a group ride. I do not know what size he has installed but it does go low, but not low or wide enough.

I have a dedicated rain bike [Tarmac] with SKS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,860
Posted By Butcher

Water leaks into the sensor and shorts out. It...

Water leaks into the sensor and shorts out. It seems that I replace sensors faster than batteries. Garmin is pretty good with replacing them under warranty.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,595
Posted By Butcher

Absolutely not! Now maybe roadiejorge has mounted...

Absolutely not! Now maybe roadiejorge has mounted his differently, but the guy on our team has the Mk2 and he says they are the best. The rest of us think they are the worst. Unless you have a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,069
Posted By Butcher

Sounds like your loss.

Sounds like your loss.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By Butcher

After 462 posts, I finally said something that...

After 462 posts, I finally said something that actually helped. But would you take advice from a mechanic called a 'Butcher'?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By Butcher

Make certain the 'C' clip is not installed upside...

Make certain the 'C' clip is not installed upside down. One side is tapered and the other side is square. Square side goes up. Clip should move freely in the cleat.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,993
Posted By Butcher

Rain sucks. I have several different layers that...

Rain sucks. I have several different layers that I use to keep warm and the water out. As mentioned here before, the water will get in so all you can do is to hold it back as long as possible. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Butcher

Really? With only a 1/4" spacer moved from the...

Really? With only a 1/4" spacer moved from the bottom to the top, it will really 'screw up' the fit. Well, I would certainly try it and if it did not work, reinstall the spacer. Hell, I would take...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,010
Posted By Butcher

My team captain runs a 11-21 on his Shimano...

My team captain runs a 11-21 on his Shimano [rain] and Campy [dry] bikes. He too had the same problem about a cassette but bought a Ultegra 11-23 instead of the Dura-Ace 11-21.

BTW, He runs a...
10-03-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,796
Posted By Butcher

Yes. Campy does not make a SR chain, but they do...

Yes. Campy does not make a SR chain, but they do make a SR groupo. Onegun was refering to lightweight gear not just the chain.
10-01-11, 09:26 PM
10-01-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,251
Posted By Butcher

Because, the team is not named after a 'African...

Because, the team is not named after a 'African big cat' but a tank pronounced LAY-o-pard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,818
Posted By Butcher

50mph on the tandem, 51mph on my single and 57mph...

50mph on the tandem, 51mph on my single and 57mph on my rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,592
Posted By Butcher

I'm 6', 50yo, and weight 160lbs. I kick butt on...

I'm 6', 50yo, and weight 160lbs. I kick butt on hills. Matter of fact, with only my first year on a racing team, I am at least #3 or #4 on the team. Not bad considering #1 in a National Champion.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Butcher

Not that it matters, but I have two Tarmacs, one...

Not that it matters, but I have two Tarmacs, one for rain and other for dry. The dry bike is an S-Works version. Both are the same year and comparing the thickness of the carbon tube [at the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,096
Posted By Butcher

Not worth it for me. If something cost too much...

Not worth it for me. If something cost too much money, then I wait until I have more so I can buy what I want. So if it takes a few more months/years, then so be it. I have had the case of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,760
Posted By Butcher

epo

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,760
Posted By Butcher

A brand new hub should last longer than 200 miles...

A brand new hub should last longer than 200 miles even underwater. But to answer your question, no. I live in the Seattle area and this may be hard to believe. Three sets of bearings and two of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,760
Posted By Butcher

OK, I get that you bought the powertap set up for...

OK, I get that you bought the powertap set up for under list prices, but you state that there is a $2k price [at list prices] for the Garmin set up. I see, $1500 for the Vector and $250 for a Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Butcher

Hanging on to the 'B' team members last year, now...

Hanging on to the 'B' team members last year, now leading the 'A' team members on all hills/mountains. Not bad considering we have a national champion on our team. Went from 180lbs to 160. Looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,165
Posted By Butcher

Wireless, hidden battery, lighter.

Wireless, hidden battery, lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,791
Posted By Butcher

53/39 w/12-25 11 speed. I have not found a hill...

53/39 w/12-25 11 speed. I have not found a hill that I could not climb. I have climbed many hills that I wish I had a compact. Fortunately I live on a hill that is 15% so that gives me many miles of...
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