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08-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By coupster

Best bet. Nail polish. Second best bet. Model...

Best bet. Nail polish. Second best bet. Model paint from a hobby store.
05-31-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By coupster

Your can mount it where ever the cable reaches....

Your can mount it where ever the cable reaches. Be careful that nothing moving on the bike will come in contact with it. The cable is quite fragile. If you break it you won't be able to repair it. ...
05-17-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By coupster

on a lanyard around your neck. can't imagine how...

on a lanyard around your neck. can't imagine how it would have any impact on your aerodynamics.
05-05-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By coupster

I put one on my Synapse for the summer to hold a...

I put one on my Synapse for the summer to hold a third water bottle. Other than temporarily messing with muscle memory, it works great. On the clearance side, pay attention to the length of your...
05-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By coupster

I've got a similar design one permanently mounted...

I've got a similar design one permanently mounted just outboard of the stem. When I know that I'm going to need more water on a long ride I mount a cage and away I go - when I'm done I take the cage...
04-01-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By coupster

Maybe Cannondale recycles serial numbers. That...

Maybe Cannondale recycles serial numbers. That seatpost clamp was only used on the first iteration of the Synapse - 2009-2012. And those wheels were definitely not stock ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By coupster

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A couple of years back I was bored and looking for something to do, so I built a...
02-01-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,706
Posted By coupster

Be forewarned, the Pro chamois has NO padding,...

Be forewarned, the Pro chamois has NO padding, just the fabric for anti-chafe not additional comfort. It provides a soft absorbent fabric layer between my butt and the saddle. I also ride a classic...
02-01-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,706
Posted By coupster

I've been riding Aerotech Pro series exclusively...

I've been riding Aerotech Pro series exclusively for about 10 years now. My average ride is 40-50 miles with an annual mileage of 5K. I'd say that was an endorsement.
01-25-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By coupster

Since you asked so nice. Direct from the pages of...

Since you asked so nice. Direct from the pages of Park Tool Catalogue (no date). It is part of a set of Pin Spanners SPA 1-6

SPA-1 Green - Fits adjusting cone on most 3 piece cranks
SPA-2 Red -...
01-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By coupster

What did you do? Buy a box of old tools and now...

What did you do? Buy a box of old tools and now you're trying to figure out what to do with them. Multiple posts of tool identification.
01-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By coupster

Its not a use specific tool, from back in the day...

Its not a use specific tool, from back in the day when tools were multifunctional. You chose a tool because it did what you needed it to do for that particular task at that particular time. I've got...
01-03-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By coupster

Seriously look at aerotech's website. They show...

Seriously look at aerotech's website. They show pictures of the pad. Just thick enough to absorb the sweat and protect from chafing. They are not the bloated diaper pad of other modern shorts. I`ve...
01-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By coupster

Try Aerotech Designs Pro shorts....

Try Aerotech Designs Pro shorts. https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html They are padded but only minimally, more anti-chafe than padding. They are all I wear now..
12-11-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By coupster

Go by what's printed on the sidewall of the tire....

Go by what's printed on the sidewall of the tire. Assuming its still mounted on the rim.
11-08-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By coupster

PSA - Travel Agents are no longer available.

PSA - Travel Agents are no longer available.
11-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By coupster

Instead of buying a cheap set of outer covers....

Instead of buying a cheap set of outer covers. Put a gallon plastic bag between the sock layers. Can't get much cheaper. Yes it will make your feet sweat, but no more so than a neoprene bootie and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By coupster

SRAM Red shifters and a YAW front derailleur (if...

SRAM Red shifters and a YAW front derailleur (if you don't have one now and follow the install instructions explicitly, its a finicky install but a joy to use) You probably wouldn't notice upgrading...
10-14-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By coupster

Building your first bike is great, building it...

Building your first bike is great, building it wrong is not. Get a genuine bearing press with the correct drifts. BB30's are prone to creaking if the fit is even a tiny bit out of tolerance. If you...
10-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By coupster

SIDI did change their sizing. Unfortunately I...

SIDI did change their sizing. Unfortunately I can't tell you when. My SIDI's from the 90's finally gave up the ghost about 10 years ago and when I replaced them I had to go up a full size from 42 to...
10-07-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By coupster

Welcome. Echoing Phil, give us relevant...

Welcome. Echoing Phil, give us relevant information. But most important use sentences with capitalization, punctuation and paragraphs. Rambling posts of uncontrolled stream of consciousness are hard...
09-17-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By coupster

A light coat of spray contact cement on one (1)...

A light coat of spray contact cement on one (1) surface only (probably the inner sole would be best) should give you the tack you need and the removability you want. Let it dry completely before you...
09-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By coupster

I've got a LT on my hardtail and my stoker has a...

I've got a LT on my hardtail and my stoker has a ST on our road tandem. I've got no complaints, but I'm not an especially powerful rider. It does smooth out most of the bumps on the trail. The...
07-23-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By coupster

I'm also an aging baby boomer with questionable...

I'm also an aging baby boomer with questionable hearing. CatEars work. What I have found is that the roaring rushing wind noise is still there, as it should be, but CarEars moves it out from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,038
Posted By coupster

To OP and all respondents: Whatever front light...

To OP and all respondents: Whatever front light you buy or use, PLEASE, angle it downwards. I'm am getting really po'ed by being blinded during the daytime by the lights of oncoming cyclists on the...
06-12-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By coupster

I admit I had not watched the video before...

I admit I had not watched the video before responding. Its now a little bit more complicated (detailed) than when I last setup a set. To translate his video - snug the screw, adjust the indexed...
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
06-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By coupster

This is a can of worms, you really don't want to...

This is a can of worms, you really don't want to open. I've got an early 80's Univega Gran Tourismo. It came with 27" wheels and DiaCompe canti's. It crossed the US E-W fully loaded, successfully...
05-30-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,308
Posted By coupster

Start with basic diagnostic troubleshooting. Step...

Start with basic diagnostic troubleshooting. Step One. Did everything work fine before you started swapping parts? What changed? If the freehub was working fine before, I'd drop it to the bottom of...
05-25-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By coupster

Aerotech Designs. They're even having a 20% off...

Aerotech Designs. They're even having a 20% off sale this weekend.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
04-06-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By coupster

I use them on my STI equipped road tandem with v...

I use them on my STI equipped road tandem with v brakes, works fine. I was surprised that they are no longer being offered by Problem Solvers. I guess its progress.
03-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,231
Posted By coupster

I'm on my second pair of Shimano's, currently...

I'm on my second pair of Shimano's, currently SD66's. I don't remember what their predecessors were. I find them comfortable to walk in and the soles stiff enough to pedal in with full pedal cage...
02-28-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,676
Posted By coupster

I like to scuba dive, drive fast cars and collect...

I like to scuba dive, drive fast cars and collect and listen to music. Beyond that I ride over 5k/year and used to tour every couple of years. Bottom line - cycling is probably the cheapest, but...
02-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,863
Posted By coupster

Jeez, talk about trying to complicate a simple...

Jeez, talk about trying to complicate a simple problem. Put your necessary keys on a ball chain or a long shoelace and hang them around your neck.
01-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By coupster

Sorry Madhattis, but you're still in the dreaming...

Sorry Madhattis, but you're still in the dreaming stage. You can't even imagine what you don't know you don't know yet. Get on crazyguyonabike.com and read all of the transcontinental journals you...
12-22-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By coupster

I'd get her a nice Shimano wheelset. As you said...

I'd get her a nice Shimano wheelset. As you said she probably won't notice the difference, but put her in the middle of a bubble of noise that she can only quiet down by pedaling and she will notice...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,798
Posted By coupster

All 11 speed drive train with a 10 speed...

All 11 speed drive train with a 10 speed cassette****************************************?
12-16-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,174
Posted By coupster

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I've got a LT on my...

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I've got a LT on my hardtail and a ST on the rear of a tandem. Neither seem to impact power delivery.
09-28-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By coupster

My main ride is a 2012 Synapse Carbon with BB30...

My main ride is a 2012 Synapse Carbon with BB30 bb. Just after I got the bike in 2012, the bb started making lots of progressively worse sounds. I pulled the crankset, cleaned and regreased the area...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By coupster

If you can see the wear indicators, then you're...

If you can see the wear indicators, then you're fine. When you can't see them, the tread thickness has worn done past what Continental recommends for safety. I usually get 2-3000 miles out of a set...
09-10-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By coupster

Looks like a great time and it too has been on my...

Looks like a great time and it too has been on my radar for several years. But as you've also found, life doesn't always cooperate. Have a blast.
09-07-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By coupster

Ok you've got my curiosity up. What's the event?

Ok you've got my curiosity up. What's the event?
09-07-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By coupster

Hard shells are nice, but they are truly only big...

Hard shells are nice, but they are truly only big empty boxes that never can get any smaller (think storage during and after trip). I've got the plastic version of a collapsible bike box from these...
09-06-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By coupster

I would agree with a reason. With the 13-29...

I would agree with a reason. With the 13-29 you're swapping a 12T for a 16T. Having single step gearing in the top half makes normal riding less of a hunt and peck for the right gear and cadence....
08-30-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By coupster

I guess its pay it forward time again. I too had...

I guess its pay it forward time again. I too had a set of the aforementioned Cannondale rear panniers. They got me across the US and many other places. Then they sat in the unused equipment pile for...
08-28-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By coupster

The local YMCA has a mish-mash of manufacturers...

The local YMCA has a mish-mash of manufacturers and models of spin bikes and they all have dual sided pedals. But it is possible that your gym has removed the clips and turned the functional 2 sided...
08-22-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By coupster

I've got a Univega Gran Tourismo of the same...

I've got a Univega Gran Tourismo of the same vintage with a similar setup. (Change the decals on the pics I found and your bike could pass for mine.) Many years ago, I switched from the stock 27"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By coupster

As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a...

As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a noise behind me, I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet. Chuckle to myself and keep on walking. Muscle memory is an almost...
08-15-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By coupster

Best bang for the buck (pun intended) tire boot...

Best bang for the buck (pun intended) tire boot patch is a good old USA dollar bill
08-15-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By coupster

Oh but why? Front tire blow outs are so much fun,...

Oh but why? Front tire blow outs are so much fun, especially downhill at speed. I replace when I can see cords from the outside.
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