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08-15-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Kai Winters

Always a good policy to start at the beginning...

Always a good policy to start at the beginning when investigating/remediating shifting problems.
Disconnect all cables and remove rear der. from hanger.
Check rear der. hanger alignment...once done...
08-14-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Kai Winters

It is possible you got a bad tube. Our shop...

It is possible you got a bad tube.
Our shop recently, past spring, had a batch of faulty tubes. We bought perhaps 50 tubes and while repairing flats they would burst at the valve. We thought it was...
08-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kai Winters

Possibly the shop ran into a problem selling...

Possibly the shop ran into a problem selling spokes to a customer that went badly and due to a likely a hole customer all customer's pay the price.
My shop has no problem selling 1 or more spokes....
08-13-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Kai Winters

"Squeal Out"...Amazon...use it at the shop and it...

"Squeal Out"...Amazon...use it at the shop and it works fantastic...brake squeal is an awful sound
08-09-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 96,421
Posted By Kai Winters

This Old House...have been watching it since the...

This Old House...have been watching it since the first episode in '79 and have never missed a season.
Murdoch Mysteries
08-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,828
Posted By Kai Winters

If you feel unsafe riding on a road...don't ride...

If you feel unsafe riding on a road...don't ride on that road...
I don't care how many laws there are regarding motor vehicles and bicycles...if you get his by a car it may be the last thing you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,200
Posted By Kai Winters

sigh...so many opportunities to make snarky...

sigh...so many opportunities to make snarky comments...but bored so moving on...
08-05-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Kai Winters

Sounds like you were the "aggressive"...

Sounds like you were the "aggressive" person...did you know the bike was stolen or just making an assumption?
08-04-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,970
Posted By Kai Winters

"Shut Up Legs"...it's all you need...now shut up...

"Shut Up Legs"...it's all you need...now shut up and ride
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By Kai Winters

here's a link...

here's a link...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By Kai Winters

I always start with the "process of elimination"....

I always start with the "process of elimination".
visually inspect the rear derailleur...is the jockey/idle pulley cage straight and in proper alignment?
check chain stretch with a "check tool"...
07-13-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,399
Posted By Kai Winters

High end technology costs...doesn't matter what...

High end technology costs...doesn't matter what it is...didn't read anything about "snobbery" in the initial post...he indicated he was "in the pack" and not "leader of the pack"...but snobbery...
07-09-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 732
Posted By Kai Winters

Well I'd advise to keep your pie hole shut but...

Well I'd advise to keep your pie hole shut but the asthma thing...
If I'm in a buggy area I use a bit of an overbite look to breathe without inhaling bugs...usually works fine.
Where the heck are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Kai Winters

I've a pair of Sidi Genius, first gen I think,...

I've a pair of Sidi Genius, first gen I think, that are around 25 years old. They look new.
It depends on the shoe maker and the user. I take care of my shoes. I clean them and treat them with...
07-01-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Kai Winters

If on a group ride claim you have no idea how to...

If on a group ride claim you have no idea how to fix the problem and hope some kind hearted soul will get their hands dirty while you watch...
06-29-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,386
Posted By Kai Winters

You should expect to get the bike you...

You should expect to get the bike you purchased...that's it !
As a courtesy you may get a rudimentary fit...seat height, handlebars, etc.
The shop is getting less and less for the bikes they buy,...
06-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Kai Winters

At this point stop...the more damage you do the...

At this point stop...the more damage you do the more difficult the repair is going to be...take it to a shop where they know what they are doing and have the tools to do the job.
If not...crack on
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Kai Winters

Correct. I was wrong. We used a 12 gauge...

Correct. I was wrong. We used a 12 gauge spoke...2.6mm. So far no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Kai Winters

It is likely you will continue to break spoke...

It is likely you will continue to break spoke after spoke based on the condition you describe.
You'll save a lot of money and aggravation by having all the spokes replaced at one time.
If you're a...
06-06-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Kai Winters

We have recently had a bad batch of tubes. We buy...

We have recently had a bad batch of tubes. We buy a lot of tubes and one recent lot had roughly 10 or so tubes that didn't hold air. I was leaking at the valve stem and looks like it was incorrectly...
06-05-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Kai Winters

Have you inflated the tube to try to determine...

Have you inflated the tube to try to determine the type of puncture? I always inflate the tube just to see if it is a "snake bite"...two holes ...or a single hole.
I also check the inside of the...
06-05-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Kai Winters

Well first figure out what caused the flat...was...

Well first figure out what caused the flat...was is a snake bite/pinch flat? if so the tire was under inflated for your weight or you hit something, pothole, curb, etc., hard causing the pinch flat...
06-04-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19,282
Views: 2,424,175
Posted By Kai Winters

Shelter Box ride/race today in Henderson Harbor...

Shelter Box ride/race today in Henderson Harbor NY.
Over 150 participated in the varied rides.
I participated in the 52 mile timed event/race.
Finished 11th out of 25+...not bad at all for a 66...
06-03-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kai Winters

Likely wears white knee socks...

Likely wears white knee socks...
06-03-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kai Winters

Because someone claiming to know better says...

Because someone claiming to know better says so...that's why.
Riders don't pay attention to those silly indicators.
The only time to look down at your gears is when you're hoping you still have one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Kai Winters

I prefer to remove the cassette from the wheel...

I prefer to remove the cassette from the wheel for a thorough cleaning. To quick clean a reasonably clean cassette I use a cloth folded in half which I spray with WD40...it is NOT a lubricant...to...
06-01-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,283
Posted By Kai Winters

Well done...

Well done...
05-30-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19,282
Views: 2,424,175
Posted By Kai Winters

Yesterday rode the 1st annual Tour de Lewis,...

Yesterday rode the 1st annual Tour de Lewis, Lewis County NY, metric century.
Around 100 riders.
It includes a lovely category 4 climb and lots of rolling hills.
Finished in just over 3:10 or...
05-30-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Kai Winters

Good saddle Good shorts/bib shorts...flat seam...

Good saddle
Good shorts/bib shorts...flat seam padding
Liberal use of Chamois creme
Time on bike...how long is your usual ride?...how often do you ride a century?
Good fit on bike
Change...
05-27-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Kai Winters

I have the TRP Spyre Slc mechanical disk brake...

I have the TRP Spyre Slc mechanical disk brake calipers on my Spesh Aethos.
They are great calipers and boy do they have stopping power. They aren't like hydro's and I don't expect them to be but it...
05-27-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,946
Posted By Kai Winters

I've already seen where I was riding. Don't...

I've already seen where I was riding.
Don't need or want videos of the area.
However as a memory of special trips, rides, etc. it must be wonderful.
If I'm not riding, my iphone takes great...
05-26-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Kai Winters

I work in a LBS that is a Spesh dealer and yep it...

I work in a LBS that is a Spesh dealer and yep it is a supply chain issue. Parts, etc. are coming in in dribs and drabs and are gone as fast as they arrive.
Forum: Foo
05-25-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Kai Winters

An addictive personality is hard to beat. Likely...

An addictive personality is hard to beat. Likely you never "beat" it but merely hold it in check.
Hope rehab helps.
I lived in Mass, home state, and went to every concert in the '70's. I even saw...
05-23-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,093
Posted By Kai Winters

Don't believe half the **** you read on a forum...

Don't believe half the **** you read on a forum...
05-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kai Winters

I'm 66, riding is my priority as a daily...

I'm 66, riding is my priority as a daily activity...if I don't get anything else done...oh well, f it...that is all...
05-20-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,780,497
Posted By Kai Winters

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race...

1990 Killington State Race. Last day. Race finished at the top of the Killington road.
I'm in front of Francois Von Beck. A good friend and mentor. He was a retired pro from Belgium. His training...
05-19-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Kai Winters

Try a local auto repair shop...bring the...

Try a local auto repair shop...bring the frame/bike and ask if you can spray a bit of penetrating fluid...tip the mechanic a fiver and everybody wins.
05-18-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,175
Posted By Kai Winters

47 miles. Great ride, a bit cloudy,...

47 miles.
Great ride, a bit cloudy, chilly...60f...and breezy but a great ride none the less.
Lake Ontario area of Northern NY.

I love the cold and winter months...just wish they didn't last so...
05-15-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,647
Posted By Kai Winters

Where did the cable break? In the shifter? At...

Where did the cable break?
In the shifter? At the "pinch bolt" where it is secured to the front derailleur?
Where it breaks may tell the tale of what may have happened.
I see some bikes that come...
05-11-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,530
Views: 895,527
Posted By Kai Winters

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5_7_2022_cazenovia_hillbender_92__ae5e9f067b84eaad4c783135938085e719978721.jpg
Cazenovia Hillbender race on 5-7-22.
Also my wife and...
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,575
Posted By Kai Winters

Buy a book on bike repairs...read it Watch...

Buy a book on bike repairs...read it
Watch videos on YouTube on bike repairs
When this all fails bring it to a local bike shop
05-04-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,558
Posted By Kai Winters

Hmm possibly a defective unit or perhaps not set...

Hmm possibly a defective unit or perhaps not set up correctly.
I had the 130+ and it worked great. I now have the 830 and it too works fantastic.
You do have to spend some time and effort learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 523,962
Posted By Kai Winters

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3113_44361aa6903ff934a7cc782a425146c027236fc3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By Kai Winters

Well I've just checked the official "Club Rides...

Well I've just checked the official "Club Rides Rule Book" version 26.3 dated 4-20-20, current revision.
It clearly states the first person to complain MUST immediately make it clear to those that...
04-26-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kai Winters

In general: Improper installation/adjustment ...

In general:
Improper installation/adjustment
Incorrect hanger alignment
Shifting under hard load and forcing the shift...when the springs recoil from attempting to shift under a heavy load they...
04-24-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 792
Posted By Kai Winters

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to...

Twist shifters are not alike.Some continue to work well, shifting smoothly and easily, over time while others become stiffer and stiffer until they require herculean strength to twist.
Replace them....
04-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kai Winters

"No good deed goes unpunished" I've wrenched in...

"No good deed goes unpunished"
I've wrenched in shops for 30+ years and...sigh...the vast majority of bikes I've had the "pleasure" or servicing have been dept store bikes.
I also was the person...
04-20-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,170
Posted By Kai Winters

Sh t happens. A friend and fellow racer was...

Sh t happens.
A friend and fellow racer was warming up for a training ride when he crashed, on loose gravel, at low speed. He was wearing his helmet. He fell just "wrong" and damaged his brain stem....
04-17-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,586
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 574,668
Posted By Kai Winters

I've learned FTP doesn't mean a lot in the...

I've learned FTP doesn't mean a lot in the general scheme of things...performance riding, Zwift racing, etc.
I'm 66, 5'4", 147lbs...my Zwift FTP is 216 and my max heart rate in a Zwift race this...
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