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06-17-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks!

Thank you, again, everybody. Very useful discussion. I wish I wouldn't have bought this hub in the first place, but now I have it, I see I can still use it for backup wheelset maybe. It is a nice...
06-11-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks, Iride01 Dan and Jon, for informative...

Thanks, Iride01 Dan and Jon, for informative replies. I also chatted quickly wiht DT Swiss tech support person. He is guessing that wheel was "repeatedly" (?) built with insufficient tension. That...
06-10-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By ryoanji

"Strange" worn-out spoke holes: safe to reuse (relace) hub?

I picked up this hub on e*ay recently. The pictures were bad and I didn't realize how badly worn were spoke holes on flanges. I am not quite sure what happened here: was spoke tension too high? or...
07-27-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,677
Posted By ryoanji

Raleigh Clubman Disc: tire clearance in the *fork* with 650B?

I know it is super long shot, but does anybody here have (ride) Raleigh Clubman Disc? If so, could you please give me some idea what the tire clearance in the fork might be for 650B tires? Thanks...
Forum: Touring
06-02-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,703
Posted By ryoanji

I do hope it gets resolved in your favor. In my...

I do hope it gets resolved in your favor. In my case, I quickly chatted with them using their online tohat tol and they immediately told me they can't help me. Luckly, I was still within 30 days of...
Forum: Touring
05-31-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,703
Posted By ryoanji

Was the bike in question purchased through...

Was the bike in question purchased through Amazon? If so, Raleigh most likely will decline warranty coverage. They did it for me, as they deem Amazon as reseller and not licensed dealer (I guess...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-14-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,022
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you for all suggestions, I just tried...

Thank you for all suggestions, I just tried measuring and I am coming up with 56-57mm rake for a road fork (372 a/c, and it has CX crown). Interesting, it almost looks like it was designed for some...
01-14-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you! Actually, it wasn't bad at all. I...

Thank you! Actually, it wasn't bad at all. I guess it was just the first time things and I didn't quite know what to do or what to expect. fietsbob, Marcus_Ti, Dan Burkhart and wschruba thank you...
01-13-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By ryoanji

Removing internally routed *hydro* brakeset

I have a bicycle with Sram Rival 1 Hydro groupset. I would like to take off shifters and brakeset and I have a couple of questions (never dealt with hydros before :(

1. How do I remove brakeset...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,022
Posted By ryoanji

A relatively straightforward way to measure fork rake?

I am probably very bad with search because I am quite sure this issue has been discussed extensively previously here, but I was wondering if someone can suggest a relatively straightforward way to...
04-04-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,473
Posted By ryoanji

Specialized Roval rear wheel's freehub: DT Swiss design

Just a quick question for those familiar with Roval wheels. Roval is a house brand of Specialized. I have Roval Echappee E5 wheelset with campy freehub. I would like to convert it to Shimano/SRAM....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

They are good, actually quite good for their...

They are good, actually quite good for their intended application, which is "rougher" roads and "lighter" gravel duties. It is a great deal as well. Mind you tough, they might be super difficult to...
03-31-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you, I will try the magic of heat! Lets...

Thank you, I will try the magic of heat! Lets see what happens, although repeated applications of PB Blaster? All else fails, I will use pivot bolt. That you!
03-31-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By ryoanji

Brake "centering" screw stuck: what to do?

One of the screws that centers caliper got stuck. I don't think threads are cross threaded, but I inadvertently stripped the "hex" socket, so I can't screw it in to get out. It is BR-RE011 on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Today and tomorrow it is 30% one item! Code 26943

Today and tomorrow it is 30% one item! Code 26943
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

It looks like there were indeed some changes to...

It looks like there were indeed some changes to UK etailers shipping policies as of 2017. In Oct and Dec of past year, I bought bunch of varia radar lights from ribble when they had them at $135 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

JensonUSA has CASTELLI GABBA 2 SS JACKET for 80 -...

JensonUSA has CASTELLI GABBA 2 SS JACKET for 80 - 20off.

Castelli Gabba 2 SS Jacket > Apparel > Jackets & Vests > Men's Jackets & Vests | Jenson USA...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Garmin Varia is 25% off at Clever Training. ...

Garmin Varia is 25% off at Clever Training.
Garmin Varia Radar (http://www.clevertraining.com/garmin-varia-radar)

Not a huge discount, but these are almost never discounted. Also, I think it...
11-19-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By ryoanji

To be honest, I didn't asked AC. The wheelset...

To be honest, I didn't asked AC. The wheelset was bought secondhand, so I am not the original owner. But what is most important is that I think the rear wheel was rebuilt some point. AC420 were...
11-19-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By ryoanji

How frequent is nipples seizing to spokes in your...

How frequent is nipples seizing to spokes in your experience? I thought about unscrewing from the nipple head, but the spoke sticks out too much, I can't really grab the slot.
11-19-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you!

Will give it a try.
11-19-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By ryoanji

Broken nipples while re-truing old wheel

I purchased this wheelset secondhand quite a while ago, American Classic 420. It stayed perfectly true and round, and I was very happy with it. A few days ago, while descending I didn't quite see a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Nashbar has a nice sale on Ergon SR3 Pro Carbon...

Nashbar has a nice sale on Ergon SR3 Pro Carbon sale:

Ergon SR3 Pro Carbon Road Saddle (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_584159_-1___206790)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Yes, I think they had all sizes.

Yes, I think they had all sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Actually, there were some cheaper options when...

Actually, there were some cheaper options when Amazon moved to pricematch CC sale, although specific sizes/colors.

If you are interested in merino cycling gear (now that winter is approaching...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Backcountry and Comp Cyclist have Smith Overtake...

Backcountry and Comp Cyclist have Smith Overtake helmet for $100
Smith Overtake Helmet - Road Helmets | Competitive Cyclist (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/smith-overtake-helmet-smi008y)

MIPS...
10-11-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you, fietsbob! Any suggestions what I can...

Thank you, fietsbob! Any suggestions what I can make such shims out of?
10-10-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By ryoanji

Seatpost collar shim? 31.8 to 30 mm

I have steel Spec Allez and it takes rather unusual 30mm seatpost collar (27.2mm seatpost) I was trying to put Pinhead security clamp/bolt on it, but couldn't with the stock collar. So, I went out...
07-11-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By ryoanji

Again, thanks a lot for advice. I just wanted to...

Again, thanks a lot for advice. I just wanted to ask another quick question. It looks like my chainrings don't last that long. Once I replace my chain, I notice skipping in front. I keep reading...
07-11-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By ryoanji

joejack951 thank you, just sent you e-mail.

joejack951 thank you, just sent you e-mail.
06-20-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks, that is what I gathered. It should be...

Thanks, that is what I gathered. It should be adequate but not optimal.
06-20-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By ryoanji

Ultegra triples: will 6603 chainrings work on 6503 cranks?

Just a quick question. I thought I stocked up on 6503 chainrings before they disappeared from everywhere, but I just realized I bought the wrong ones! 2 x 9 ;( Now, I need to replace mine, but only...
05-19-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you so much, ThermionicScott, berner,...

Thank you so much, ThermionicScott, berner, fietsbob and rm -rf for reassurance :) I watched a few videos on youtube about removing dent from the rim with crescent wrench and flathead screwdriver. ...
05-19-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By ryoanji

Dent in the rim. Need your opinion please

It looks like I have a really bad luck with wheels this year! I bought this wheelset a just few months ago. Yesterday, I went over some sewage or drain cover with loaded bike (full panniers with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,429
Posted By ryoanji

Also, today (5/16) Price Point is having pretty...

Also, today (5/16) Price Point is having pretty big sale on tires / tubes / wheels. Mosty wtb, kenda and some schwalbe. There are rumors that they are going out of business, google some recent mtbr...
01-01-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks once again everybody for help! BF is an...

Thanks once again everybody for help! BF is an amazing place indeed. So, the overall consensus seems to be "use it". I have done stress relieving already, some spokes were giving noises and wheel...
12-30-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks. Should I try to ask seller to reduce the...

Thanks. Should I try to ask seller to reduce the tension, or it is too much of a hassle which won't be worth it now that the wheel is built that way? If I do, should ask to tension drive side to...
12-29-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By ryoanji

Wow, thanks once again Andrew R Steward! That is...

Wow, thanks once again Andrew R Steward! That is quite amazing description of the art of wheelbuilding. The seller sells dozens of wheelsets on eBay a month. I don't know if they build it in-house...
12-28-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks, Andrew, but what exactly do you mean: " ...

Thanks, Andrew, but what exactly do you mean: "

In my defense, the wheels that I had on the bike were 28h lightweight Ritchey Aero Pro, which are known to have rim fail at the nipple even without...
12-28-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,322
Posted By ryoanji

High average spoke tension: pros and cons?

I am car-free. I use my bike for everything, including trips to Costco. Over last two years I have been using trailer for that, and the combined load (trailer + Arkel panniers) took a toll on my...
01-19-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Hmm, that is interesting. In your example above,...

Hmm, that is interesting. In your example above, I guess the first one is much much worse then second. Is that right? Also, just for the future. What would you say are the wost places (and maybe...
01-19-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Yes, wasn't quick this time around. For whatever...

Yes, wasn't quick this time around. For whatever reason, it fixed in my memory that dents in frames are a big no-no. But now looking into that it is primarily so for Alu frames, isn't it?
01-19-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

It is tad too large, maybe as I am riding more I...

It is tad too large, maybe as I am riding more I start preferring more "compact" set-up. Plus, I got a lot more flexible over past year or two.
01-19-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks! Oh, well... but there are many nice...

Thanks! Oh, well... but there are many nice bicycles out there!
01-19-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Thank you very much everybody for your help and...

Thank you very much everybody for your help and your *very* strong opinions :) Also, thousand of apologies for the possible confusion caused by putting "toptube" in the title of the post. ...
01-18-15, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

I think I do know. I fail to see what would lead...

I think I do know. I fail to see what would lead someone to conclude that.

Regarding the Eclipses, I think it was discontinued, not renamed. Too small of a market probably meant that...
01-17-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

The reason I was looking onto purchasing new...

The reason I was looking onto purchasing new "used" bike was that my current is a bit too large for me. Also, Eclipse will be a certain upgrade as it was Jamis high-end line of bicycles, won't it?
01-17-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks, will get one! I was so letdown by the...

Thanks, will get one! I was so letdown by the dent... You know. It is really beautiful bike, red white paint scheme. I think Jamis is not producing 853 bikes anymore - not big enough market. The...
01-17-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Thanks for the quick reply. Hmm, I thought...

Thanks for the quick reply. Hmm, I thought downtube was only under tension forces... that is why I decided to ask this question. It is it because dent is on the top of the downtube?
01-17-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By ryoanji

Dent in Reynolds 853 toptube: safe to ride?

I love steel bikes. My love might be irrational and I might totally fail in the "blind test" (will I ever gonna try that, hmm?) to distinguish riding my beloved red steel Specialized Allez from...
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