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05-01-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for that explanation Badger6. I suspected...

Thanks for that explanation Badger6. I suspected as such, but just couldn't find definitive info like what you just provided. After reading your post, I contacted the guy I'm buying the wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Camilo

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Indeed - that's what I just did to put together a Force AXS wide ETap group. Found a source that had many of the parts and a reasonable wait for the others. So I placed the order, got some parts...
04-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,748
Posted By Camilo

I don't think that's the market that these bikes...

I don't think that's the market that these bikes are aiming at. They're looking at the cyclists who used to ride mountain bikes around on paved and unpaved mellow paths. I don't think they are...
04-19-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 747
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, as a long term amateur, I've never heard...

Yeah, as a long term amateur, I've never heard any other terms but braze on for that type of road FDs. Shops, riders, mechanics, websites, what have you use that term and no other that I've seen....
04-18-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Camilo

I've used one from the to time for years. I...

I've used one from the to time for years. I really can't see a failure point in the design of the ones I have. But I can't tell you which ones I have. Sorry
04-16-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,616
Posted By Camilo

I cared about the color when I was 12, but not...

I cared about the color when I was 12, but not since. I'm in my 60s. If there's a choice I might choose one over the other, but I can't ever recall having a choice. So it's lucky that the only things...
04-14-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,304
Posted By Camilo

If you don't mind the cost, check out Prana...

If you don't mind the cost, check out Prana pants. They're very comfortable and, while they don't look it, are stretchy. I use them for hiking and general use (they look pretty good), but they're...
04-12-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,522
Posted By Camilo

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the first thing...

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read the OP was the letters I used to read in Penthouse Magazine. "I never thought this would happen to me, but I was just...
04-09-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,972
Posted By Camilo

Consider the Redshift Shockstop stem. Because of...

Consider the Redshift Shockstop stem. Because of arthritis in my elbows I've gone from minimalist tape and gloves to gel inserts, padded tape and gloves. I got a Shockstop stem last year it's really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,119
Posted By Camilo

In urban legends from 2001

In urban legends from 2001
04-04-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,510
Posted By Camilo

I'd show them a "waving" thread. No, a chain...

I'd show them a "waving" thread. No, a chain lube thread. Tough call. This one, or one of its predecessors, is right there in the running.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Camilo

There's a cyclocross forum that has people who...

There's a cyclocross forum that has people who have a lot of experience with this thing.
04-04-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,972
Posted By Camilo

Haven't read the entire thread, and know that...

Haven't read the entire thread, and know that this has already been mentioned, but....

#1 thru #10 priorites: spare no expense or effort on finding a saddle you like! If the stock saddle is...
03-31-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,628
Posted By Camilo

It seems that the etiquette in this case is...

It seems that the etiquette in this case is pretty simple. if told not to draft, just don't draft and give them space. It's nothing to get irritated about, just a simple, reasonable request. It's...
03-31-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,772
Posted By Camilo

You would probably be a bit faster, but would...

You would probably be a bit faster, but would only really notice an observable difference by riding with other people you've ridden with before. If you could not keep up with them before, you will...
03-30-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Camilo

What's wrong with simply using a strap or bungie...

What's wrong with simply using a strap or bungie between the rim and the down tube?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Camilo

I wonder if the Praxis type of BB would work? ...

I wonder if the Praxis type of BB would work? PRAXIS COLLET | Praxis Works (praxiscycles.com) (https://praxiscycles.com/technology/praxis-collet/). Wheels MFG and a couple of other companies have...
03-28-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Camilo

I could be wrong, but to me, it looks like the...

I could be wrong, but to me, it looks like the stays might have weave pattern protective material? If so, is the defect in that material, not the stay itself? It looks like a similar ding near the...
03-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By Camilo

If you decide after giving it a go that you...

If you decide after giving it a go that you really want to slow down the handling, see if you can find a replacement fork with either a longer axle-crown length or a smaller offset/rake or both. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Camilo

I have a set of the HWY1 bars in 26 and they are...

I have a set of the HWY1 bars in 26 and they are an excellent example of the bars the OP is looking for. And they look nice and aren't expensive.

I also have a set of Civia Emerson in 26 and they...
03-22-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Camilo

I bought my wife her first road bike based on the...

I bought my wife her first road bike based on the geometry of the bike (available online) and her general proportions. She's small so it's generally the smallest frame offered. I managed to find a...
03-16-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By Camilo

I have a bike with blue SLX tubes too and it's...

I have a bike with blue SLX tubes too and it's darn fast (steep downhill). It's scary to think how fast it would be if the tubes were red!

As for the chain: less rotating mass and less wind...
03-16-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By Camilo

I'm speaking as someone who would do almost...

I'm speaking as someone who would do almost anything to avoid riding an indoor trainer, so I have a little less sympathy for the waiting for replacement part of this discussion. I'd do everything...
03-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,415
Posted By Camilo

Same here, but I use generic bluetooth buds. But...

Same here, but I use generic bluetooth buds. But the point being, I don't blast my ear drums drowning out everything around me. As a benchmark, because of wind noise, I can't hear the music after...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,792
Posted By Camilo

Owning steel, titanium, carbon fiber and...

Owning steel, titanium, carbon fiber and aluminum, I believe that comfort, handling and ride quality depend totally on frame design, fit and tires. They have nothing to do with the frame material. ...
03-15-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By Camilo

I put some mineral spirits on a rag and floss the...

I put some mineral spirits on a rag and floss the cassette on the wheel sprocket by sprocket, turning the rag as it gets dirty. Then i follow doing the same thing with a clean rag.
03-15-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,415
Posted By Camilo

OH, OH. I guess you didn't do any search for...

OH, OH. I guess you didn't do any search for "headphones", "ear buds" or such. I haven't read past your first post, so don't know how long it will take. But I predict that within 3 replies, some...
03-15-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Camilo

Try the Training and Nutrition forum, - lots of...

Try the Training and Nutrition forum, - lots of good info there
03-14-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By Camilo

It seems very strange that the OEM bike assembler...

It seems very strange that the OEM bike assembler would use red locktite. Really crazy. I can see a home mechanic without good knowledge or experience might make that mistake, but not a professional...
03-11-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Camilo

If it's a good interference press fit, it would...

If it's a good interference press fit, it would be worth a try. Maybe with some mild-ish locktite?

I wonder if this one would work? Velo Orange Grand Cru Threadless Bottom Bracket...
03-11-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Camilo

Look on eBay for what you need. Most eBay sellers...

Look on eBay for what you need. Most eBay sellers use USPS Priority or 1st Class for small items, a week or less handling and shipping time. Or check around your local shops.
03-11-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,766
Posted By Camilo

No kidding. Believe me, nobody's impressed by the...

No kidding. Believe me, nobody's impressed by the sight of me in bibs and a snug jersey (even "club cut"). It's the opposite of pretentiousness for me, more like embarrassment. But they work so well,...
03-11-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Camilo

As for installing and adjusting a new derailleur....

As for installing and adjusting a new derailleur. I find it very simple - easier (to me) than installing a front derailleur. I recommend using the derailleur's instructions for this, maybe a video to...
03-10-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Camilo

I've lengthened chains by simply re-attaching the...

I've lengthened chains by simply re-attaching the links with a second master link. So you need two masterlinks: the one that's currently connecting the chain, and a second one to attach the links...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,065
Posted By Camilo

That's exactly why I don't use abrasive whitening...

That's exactly why I don't use abrasive whitening toothpastes and don't have the hygienist polish my teeth after a cleaning. It serves no purpose other than customer satisfaction (the teeth feel so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Camilo

Felt, Jamis, Bianchi, Cannondale, Cervelo, BMC,...

Felt, Jamis, Bianchi, Cannondale, Cervelo, BMC, Colnago, Fuji, Scott, DeRosa, Orbea, ....

Go to all three shops you mentioned. You'll see that, to a great extent, bikes are a generic item,...
03-06-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,723
Posted By Camilo

For the benefit of new to paceline folks just...

For the benefit of new to paceline folks just want to emphasize this great advice. It's the rider whose front wheel hits that will crash, much less likely the person in front whose rear wheel was...
03-06-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Camilo

Like I mentioned above, whenever you need to do...

Like I mentioned above, whenever you need to do something on a bike that you haven't done before or haven't done in a while, just take a look at YouTube. In the old days it was just looking at a...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Camilo

I just finished installing the Praxis BB/PF 30 -...

I just finished installing the Praxis BB/PF 30 - Hollowtech II threaded conversion bottom bracket. It does not call for locktite anywhere, fwiw, just grease in some places and anti-seize in others.
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02-28-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Camilo

Plus you can get compatible 9 speed Micro shift...

Plus you can get compatible 9 speed Micro shift shifters and derailleurs, and several options for cassettes.

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02-26-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Camilo

If you have to sacrifice the stickers at some...

If you have to sacrifice the stickers at some point, take good digital photos of the sticker(s) and good measurements before you do. Any shop that makes stripes, decals, logos, etc. for vehicles will...
02-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Camilo

Agree with this. In the unlikely event the...

Agree with this.

In the unlikely event the new star nut position would have to be above the old one, I don't believe one can actually pull it out to make it shallower. It's designed not to pull...
02-24-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By Camilo

They are not (see my photo below and comment by...

They are not (see my photo below and comment by alcjphil)



If you post a picture of your broken piece with enough detail to see where it broke, we can all stop spinning our wheels and give you...
02-21-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,420
Posted By Camilo

I'd find another shop to use. That Trek dealer...

I'd find another shop to use. That Trek dealer sounds sub standard. Any competent bike mechanic can set up a bike and deal with the brakes properly. If you're going to pay for service, find a shop...
02-20-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,395
Posted By Camilo

I have people near Portland, maybe I'll just do...

I have people near Portland, maybe I'll just do that some time!
02-20-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Camilo

I agree with your basic advice that seems so...

I agree with your basic advice that seems so controversial: just look at it!

Being inspired to get some derailleur hangers before I actually need them, I took a quick look at the website and then...
02-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,395
Posted By Camilo

I'm quite a bit older than you and would...

I'm quite a bit older than you and would definitely try it if I ever have a chance!

Did they have loaner bikes there? Does anyone know if that is a thing at velodromes - for beginners?
02-20-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Camilo

I don't understand why an extended discussion (or...

I don't understand why an extended discussion (or even a single post!) and the effort of taking and posting pictures is more efficient or easier than just looking at your derailleur hanger and...
02-20-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,156
Posted By Camilo

I'd recommend to either look into using the drop...

I'd recommend to either look into using the drop bars "on the hoods" vs "in the drops". I would guess that 99.9% of recreational riding is done on the hoods. Some serious riders only spend 70% or so...
02-18-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Camilo

Flattened cardboard box. Keep them under the...

Flattened cardboard box. Keep them under the front of our cars too- not so much needed these days, but a habit over the years to catch the odd oil drip.
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