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05-26-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,916
Posted By capwater

If you paid good money to your LBS why don't you...

If you paid good money to your LBS why don't you just take it back to them? There are several tension point in the whole bb/crank/chainring/pedal interface that require grease.
10-16-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By capwater

Yeah, I like 'em too, just that it can be done...

Yeah, I like 'em too, just that it can be done with a tad more work. Also, the allowance for margin of error on the FD is greater, you don't need the precision that you would on the RD. I think it...
10-16-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By capwater

Welcome to the world of low spoke count wheels! ...

Welcome to the world of low spoke count wheels! If ther are simply out of true, you true 'em up like any other wheel, but if they are out of true as a result of hitting something you may be out of...
10-16-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By capwater

You shouldn't need to touch the FR adjustment...

You shouldn't need to touch the FR adjustment once the bike is properly set up. In my opinion most people fiddle with their FD and RD far too much. Other than installing cables and a rear wheel...
10-08-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,706
Posted By capwater

You can't completely avoid flats, that's part of...

You can't completely avoid flats, that's part of the game, but keeping your tires properly inflated (check befiore every ride) helps reduce the amount of flats in general.
10-07-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By capwater

A gentle tap with a mallet ought to do it.

A gentle tap with a mallet ought to do it.
10-07-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By capwater

You can get a frame powder coated for 50 - 60...

You can get a frame powder coated for 50 - 60 bucks. It is going to look far better than even the best rattle can job.
10-05-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By capwater

low spoke wheels + over 200 lb rider = trouble ...

low spoke wheels + over 200 lb rider = trouble

Even a well made, properly tensioned wheel will start to go out of true with a clydesdale on board. Best to go with 32 hole spoke rims like a Mavic...
10-02-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By capwater

9 speed cranks work with 10 and vice versa. ...

9 speed cranks work with 10 and vice versa. Reality is there is no such thing as 9 or 10 speed cranks, it'a all shimano marketing to insinuate that 10 speed cranks are those with an external BB.
10-02-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By capwater

Big big plus two links has always worked for me. ...

Big big plus two links has always worked for me. Yet, when in doubt go longer. You can always chop out a link.
10-02-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By capwater

Or put a shim under the cleat. Buddy of mine has...

Or put a shim under the cleat. Buddy of mine has a leg length discrepancy and that's what he does with perfectly fine results. Reckon it all depends on how much of a difference there is going to be.
09-18-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By capwater

Better yet, keep on riding it. The old no weight...

Better yet, keep on riding it. The old no weight on the tires, small ring/small cog are urban legends.
06-16-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By capwater

worry about other things, no problem mate.

worry about other things, no problem mate.
06-15-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By capwater

Happened to a buddy's front fork dropout 3 years...

Happened to a buddy's front fork dropout 3 years ago. It's a bad glue issue. Trek should warranty it regardless of original owner especially if you run it through a Trek dealer.
06-02-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By capwater

Basic cables bought from your LBS, they get them...

Basic cables bought from your LBS, they get them in bulk. They are so cheap (3 bucks) that frequent replacement will trump any type of expensive fancy teflon coated model.
06-01-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By capwater

Nail polish from WaltMart, a plethora of colours.

Nail polish from WaltMart, a plethora of colours.
06-01-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By capwater

I've got the same version of that marketed by...

I've got the same version of that marketed by Performance (same owners as Nashbar). Indeeespensible. The addition of a chain tool is great.
05-21-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By capwater

Congrats. You have successfully bought into the...

Congrats. You have successfully bought into the Shimano marketing hype that newer is better. Most of my bikes and all my race bikes (aside from a TT bike) are old school 9 speed octalink BBs. ...
05-21-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,876
Posted By capwater

GoJo all the way. Spent many years as a...

GoJo all the way. Spent many years as a professional auto mechanic, it virtually was my cologne for most of my dating life.
05-21-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By capwater

yup, 9 vs. 10 speed cranks is mostly marketing. ...

yup, 9 vs. 10 speed cranks is mostly marketing. people tend to associate 10 speed cranks with outboard bottom bracket bearings because that is when they debuted. swapping between the two works fine.
05-20-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By capwater

When they need it. Nobody can give you a...

When they need it. Nobody can give you a timeframe or a mileage estimate. I put about 250 miles on my bike a week. When stuff wears our you replace it, most all bearing are sealed anyway. BBs...
05-19-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By capwater

All Mavic wheels have that extra spacer on the...

All Mavic wheels have that extra spacer on the hub regardless of cassette model.
05-19-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By capwater

I have never had a problem swapping between 23,...

I have never had a problem swapping between 23, 25 and 27s. Often do it when going to the mountains for the day. So long as your chain is sized correctly, ie it wasn't cut very short, you should...
05-19-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By capwater

10 speed chains wear significantly faster than 9...

10 speed chains wear significantly faster than 9 speed ones since they are thinner. A lot depends on your riding style as well.
05-19-09, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By capwater

Ain't nothing wrong with 105. 2500 miles is about...

Ain't nothing wrong with 105. 2500 miles is about right for a 10 speed chain replacement. What's happening is it's fine until you put stress on the rear triangle and the frame starts to flex. Make...
05-18-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By capwater

There isn't one question mark (???) in your whole...

There isn't one question mark (???) in your whole rant. Not sure what you want answered so I'll have to try to read your mind. If it's a new bike, take it back for a free adjustment. Most shops...
05-18-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By capwater

Not the old "When Should I Replace My Chain"...

Not the old "When Should I Replace My Chain" thread again!

It's all about wear. Also keep in mind 10 speed chains wear out faster than 9 speed ones.
05-18-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By capwater

What do you have against 9 speed? I'm still...

What do you have against 9 speed? I'm still riding and racing 9 speed drivetrains. I'd stick with that set up. If and when you need a new shifter (odd to need one so soon unless a wreck), you can...
05-13-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,497
Posted By capwater

I'd say yes. It might not seem like much, but I...

I'd say yes. It might not seem like much, but I can tell the difference between 170s and 172.5 cranks.
05-12-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,497
Posted By capwater

Chainrings are cheap, 9/10 are the same, fully...

Chainrings are cheap, 9/10 are the same, fully compatible. Loads of NIB stuff on eBay. Cranks are not 9 or 10 speed, despite marketing. Really need to talk hollowtech vs. octalink (inborad vs....
05-12-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By capwater

Gotta go through a Mavic authorized dealer,...

Gotta go through a Mavic authorized dealer, nothing available online that I've found. Most decent LBS will have a Mavic repair kit which includes a wide variety of spokes.
04-27-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By capwater

Probably ok, but .... Couple of years ago I...

Probably ok, but ....

Couple of years ago I crashed a Giant TCR Comp in a crit. Didn't think too much of it, dusted myself off and even took the free lap to finish out the race. I inspected the...
04-27-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By capwater

shifters and cassette (tower?) need to be the...

shifters and cassette (tower?) need to be the same speeds. 9 in the back with 8 up front is nyet tovarich.
04-27-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By capwater

Right around the corner from my team's shop...

Right around the corner from my team's shop sponsor, 3 Sports.

www.spinmafia.com

Come out any time for a spin.
04-27-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By capwater

9 speed crank will work fine with 8 and 10. Good...

9 speed crank will work fine with 8 and 10. Good deals on NOS.
04-27-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By capwater

Crispness of shifting has more to do with a...

Crispness of shifting has more to do with a properly tuned drivetrain (predominatly cables) than anything else. The hype of D/A shifts better than 105 is mostly Shimano marketing propaganda. I have...
04-24-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By capwater

Even spoke tension is the key. Try to get the...

Even spoke tension is the key. Try to get the spec for that particular wheel.
04-24-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By capwater

lube the following parts: pedals cranks ...

lube the following parts:
pedals
cranks
crank bolts
bottom brack cups

Chances are it's one of those interfaces.
04-23-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By capwater

All 9 speed hubs will support 10 speed (add the...

All 9 speed hubs will support 10 speed (add the spacer), though there are a few 10 speed only hubs such as DA that make going the other way impossible.
04-23-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By capwater

cbchess: where in RVA? I'm in Midlo.

cbchess: where in RVA? I'm in Midlo.
04-23-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By capwater

Good option to get you going, nothing wrong with...

Good option to get you going, nothing wrong with that to save a buck.
04-23-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By capwater

No worries, generic ones work fine. Got me a...

No worries, generic ones work fine. Got me a cheapo Nashbar one and have put on many chains with no problems.
04-23-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By capwater

C'dale starnuts are not your everyday variety. ...

C'dale starnuts are not your everyday variety. It's a special design and they specifically caution against using any old regular star nut on their Slice fork. Have had a CAAD8 for several years as...
04-23-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By capwater

Have heard/seen of it, though not personally...

Have heard/seen of it, though not personally encountered it on any of my bikes. Could be lack of maintenance. Who knows. But it's not as if they are prone to break.
04-22-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By capwater

Yer gonna have rear dropout issues trying to go...

Yer gonna have rear dropout issues trying to go 8, 9 or 10 speed.
04-22-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By capwater

New frame? What's there to consider, of course...

New frame? What's there to consider, of course send it back. No brainer, mate.
04-21-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By capwater

Alex 300s. Great inexpensive set of wheels. ...

Alex 300s. Great inexpensive set of wheels. Good for commuters and training. I use them in crits where there is a higher probablity of bike carnage. Bad enough crashing, but having to replace a...
04-20-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By capwater

mini hot glue gun

mini hot glue gun
04-20-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By capwater

You waited 38 minutes between your posts. Calm...

You waited 38 minutes between your posts. Calm down, mate. This ain't a helpdesk!
04-14-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By capwater

it will work

it will work
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