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09-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By Litespud

canít stand people waving me through when they...

canít stand people waving me through when they have RoW. Happens at intersection, rotaries. Yes, I have a nice face, but inside Iím a bastard - treat me like one and weíll all be happier and safer....
09-20-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By Litespud

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldnít reuse...

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldnít reuse brake cables (housing, sure), but if youíre happy with them after carefully inspecting (particularly up at the heads) itís your call. Will the longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By Litespud

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and...

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and 95psi rear. 110/120 at 155# will rattle your fillings out
09-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Litespud

Why on earth would you want to master such a...

Why on earth would you want to master such a skill, unless you're a juggling cycling acrobat?
09-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Litespud

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it...

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it canít be that rusted. I say put some lube on it and ride it
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Litespud

donít overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I...

donít overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I climb out of the saddle a lot, and Iím definitely more weight forward. The only time it was an issue was once when I was climbing a steep
hill in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Litespud

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only...

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only hurt once, when you're writing the check or pushing the Checkout button. Buy the other one, and you're going to be looking wistfully at every...
09-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Litespud

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side...

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side and SPD-style clips on the other, so you can use regular shoes without cleats while maintaining the option of cleated bike shoes. Another possibility...
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Litespud

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to...

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to essentially any pair of shoes, making the shoes usable with...toe straps? Are you talking about old-style cleats or "clipless" cleats? The problem as I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,493
Posted By Litespud

highly unlikely youíll be able to fit 40s. I have...

highly unlikely youíll be able to fit 40s. I have 25s on Zonda C17 rims (actual tire width = 26mm) and Iím at the limit of my fork and close to the limit at the chain stays. I might possibly squeeze...
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 128,834
Posted By Litespud

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.
09-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,428
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain...

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain biking - not so many roots and rocks, more fire roads. Actually sounds pretty good - mountain biking lite :thumb:
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Litespud

i had to give my King crown race some robust...

i had to give my King crown race some robust whacks to set it. Wary of doing this with the fork on the ground, I set a length of 2x4 between two trestles, rounded off a few inches of the 2x4 with a...
09-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Litespud

ďI didnít see himĒ ĒOh, well thatís OK then -...

ďI didnít see himĒ
ĒOh, well thatís OK then - off you go...Ē
09-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,923
Posted By Litespud

There's no question that ABS has been a...

There's no question that ABS has been a significant safety advance for cars and now for motorcycles. However, the priority for four- and two-wheeled transport is safety, but racers, be they drivers,...
09-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,075
Posted By Litespud

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a...

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a problem
09-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By Litespud

back at the start of COVID we were trying a...

back at the start of COVID we were trying a socially distanced pace line, and the guy at the front got a bug in his mouth. Rather than spit, he swallowed. What a mensch!😂
09-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Litespud

how far up the wall do you want to mount the...

how far up the wall do you want to mount the bike? If you just want to hang it in the walk at ďreach upĒ height, there are any number of wall brackets - even Loweís or HD have flip-down metal wall...
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By Litespud

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll...

A few years of ingrained sweaty taint, and you’ll be nostalgic for that wet sheep smell
09-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,089
Posted By Litespud

actually thereís a strong possibility that the...

actually thereís a strong possibility that the flu season will be very mild this year. The population has likely never before been as primed to minimize spread of an airborne virus. The precautions...
08-30-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Litespud

far easier to change the color of an otherwise...

far easier to change the color of an otherwise perfect bike than to fix all the compromises you made to get the perfect color. Also consider reflective tape on the frame or LEDs on the spokes
08-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Litespud

if I were new to cycling, Iíd be very wary about...

if I were new to cycling, Iíd be very wary about buying a 6- or 10-year-old used carbon bike, without at least a more experienced and trustworthy second opinion. There are many things that might be...
08-28-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,113
Posted By Litespud

my main rideís an unpainted Ti Litespeed. I used...

my main rideís an unpainted Ti Litespeed. I used Velo Ink (IIRC) to make clear decals with my name in the same yellow color scheme as the LS decals, and the flag of my country of origin. One decal on...
08-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By Litespud

thatís pretty much how I use the gears - I see...

thatís pretty much how I use the gears - I see them as a ďhigh rangeĒ and ďlow rangeĒ, with a fair amount of overlap between the two. I generally use whatever range is appropriate to the conditions....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Litespud

If this is internal rust manifesting as a crack...

If this is internal rust manifesting as a crack in the frame, welding the crack isn't going to do anything. Once the rust has worked its way to the surface, the crack is just the tip of the rustberg,...
08-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 614
Posted By Litespud

B group where we aim for an av speed of 19 mph....

B group where we aim for an av speed of 19 mph. Sometimes we exceed it, or achieve it, sometimes not, but the number signifies that we push a little harder than the other B group (B18) I think of...
08-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,770
Posted By Litespud

All of the above - the great outdoors will dilute...

All of the above - the great outdoors will dilute any exhaled virus to infinitesimally low concentrations in no time. Add some UV to further decrease viable infectious particles. Infection is a...
08-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Litespud

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a...

I commuted ~10 miles each way in Dublin for a couple of years. I was lucky in that I was a grad student - there was no expectation on me to look presentable :lol:. In my experience, you're going to...
08-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By Litespud

The rear wheels of the truck possibly cut the...

The rear wheels of the truck possibly cut the corner - this is unfortunately a characteristic of any four-wheeled vehicle - the front wheels follow the curve, the rear wheels follow on by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,807
Posted By Litespud

this isnít like a fender bender. A bike hits a...

this isnít like a fender bender. A bike hits a pedestrian, thereís a fair chance that someone will be calling an ambulance. And if there are significant damages, it could get legally messy. Road...
08-18-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,660
Posted By Litespud

yes - because roadiness is next to godliness

yes - because roadiness is next to godliness
08-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,472
Posted By Litespud

I'm not even sure that we haven't been...

I'm not even sure that we haven't been misinterpreting the information provided in the original German link cited way back in the mists of time when this thread started. The link was to a rough and...
08-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By Litespud

cyclings a tech-centric sport, and itís nice to...

cyclings a tech-centric sport, and itís nice to have some new tech. 99.9% of the people here riding CF or Ti uber-bikes donít need such machines, but they like having them. Get the new bike because...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Litespud

Any "sure-fire method" is just a starting point....

Any "sure-fire method" is just a starting point. You'll almost certainly start tweaking once you've put in some miles and you know what works for you specifically.
08-11-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,362
Posted By Litespud

No way that damage (specifically the ding on the...

No way that damage (specifically the ding on the inside) happened in transit. I would try to get yr money back. There are enough frames out there that you donít have to end up with this
08-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,894
Posted By Litespud

calling this an ďE bikeĒ is somewhat of a...

calling this an ďE bikeĒ is somewhat of a stretch. It could be more accurately called a 60mph electric trail bike, but without the benefit of footpegs that stay put. Yes, it has pedals, but I suspect...
08-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By Litespud

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up...

Sounds like your FD is either seriously gummed-up of jamming on something, and you're essentially rupturing the housing (which isn't designed to take serious cable tension, like spiral-wound brake...
08-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By Litespud

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani...

The other possibility is to build up the Fabiani with Campag parts (as god intended), eBay the excess parts and use the money to offset the purchase of a new complete CF bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,173
Posted By Litespud

👍😀

👍😀
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,226
Posted By Litespud

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president...

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the Front National, and author of such quotes as "I am not saying that gas chambers did not exist. I did not see them myself. I haven't studied...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Litespud

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts....

Repacking hubs and BB every 500-1000 is nuts. Maybe do it when you first got the bike (you have no idea how well the previous owner maintained the bike). After that, once a year would be good if your...
08-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Litespud

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty...

Use any derailleur you want - that's a pretty standard dropout/derailleur hanger (although why you'd want to use anything other than Campagnolo is beyond me :))
08-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Litespud

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue....

to me this sounds like a textbook cable issue. When youíre shifting to a larger sprocket, youíre providing the pulling force to shift the RD - enough force to overcome cable friction or anything else...
08-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Litespud

multispeed chains have lateral flex baked in....

multispeed chains have lateral flex baked in. There really isnít a magic ďflex pointĒ beyond which bad stuff happens. The greater the deflection, the lower efficiency and greater wear due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,778
Posted By Litespud

not necessarily - an old friend who used to race...

not necessarily - an old friend who used to race told me that he would listen for gear changes when the terrain or pace didnít warrant one, since it usually signaled that the guy behind was either...
07-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By Litespud

if itís just a little tough around the edges, but...

if itís just a little tough around the edges, but there are no cracks or distortion extending upwards into the post, just clean up the edges with sandpaper (wear a mask) and maybe dan some clear coat...
07-28-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By Litespud

I get it - I was thinking square taper, because...

I get it - I was thinking square taper, because thatís what my 10sp setup uses
07-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By Litespud

donít overthink it. I use a cheap stem as a...

donít overthink it. I use a cheap stem as a guide. Clamp it snugly onto the steerer and run the saw blade against it. The stem gets a little scratched up, but no matter. To tap in the star nut, just...
07-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,472
Posted By Litespud

I don't disagree with you re unregulated and...

I don't disagree with you re unregulated and poorly-aimed super-bright lights - they're a menace. Whether I'm fooling myself re the benefits of a small blinker, who knows? I know I certainly see a...
07-28-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Litespud

Not wild about small Ti fasteners - I heard too...

Not wild about small Ti fasteners - I heard too many (granted, anecdotal) stories of such fasteners failing. Whenever I buy a lightweight component with Ti screws (stems, usually, where screw failure...
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