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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:09 PM
08-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,426
Posted By MidTNBrad

Maybe roll the brake/shifter hood back and put it...

Maybe roll the brake/shifter hood back and put it somewhere in there?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,740
Posted By MidTNBrad

2 years ago, at age 48, I had a seizure and was...

2 years ago, at age 48, I had a seizure and was subsequently diagnosed with epilepsy. My neurologist said that I was by-far the oldest patient she's had to have a first seizure at my age. Had I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,650
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a...

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a piece of old inner tube as insulation. When you use the inflator things get really cold really quick. The tube will give you just enough time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By MidTNBrad

...Additional info: Check this page on the...

...Additional info: Check this page on the BBInfinite web site (https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-shimano) specific to Shimano cranksets. It shows lots of bottom brackets standards with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think there may be something lost in...

I think there may be something lost in translation here. The first step, at least for me, would be to find the bottom bracket standard that your frame has. You list the measurements above but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MidTNBrad

Looks like you're laying down the watts like...

Looks like you're laying down the watts like Cavendish! (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cyclingweekly.com/amp/products/why-does-cavs-chain-keep-coming-off-in-sprints)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,313
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
06-08-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By MidTNBrad

A 0.4mm difference caused a problem for me. ...

A 0.4mm difference caused a problem for me. Check out my thread here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1217294-26mm-quill-stem-clamp-not-holding-26mm-bar.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,426
Posted By MidTNBrad

How about latex tubes? Probably the cheapest way...

How about latex tubes? Probably the cheapest way to shave a few grams. Maybe a different set of tires too?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,011
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't think it's a Tuscany. Mine doesn't have...

I don't think it's a Tuscany. Mine doesn't have the dropped seatstays. It probably is circa 2000 by looking at the labels, though.. Same font as my 1999. If you can inspect it look on the non-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By MidTNBrad

Look here for a similar thread to this one I...

Look here for a similar thread to this one I started about a year ago. (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1203702-four-hole-shoes-recommendation.html) Lake and Northwave came up, but Lakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,232
Posted By MidTNBrad

My $0.02: If this is a...

My $0.02:

If this is a pat-myself-on-the-back type reward for yourself (good for you, BTW), I'll suggest getting the frame and building it up with your specs. It may be a little more in the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By MidTNBrad

Here are the part numbers I have on my bike, both...

Here are the part numbers I have on my bike, both the ones that came with it at purchase time and what's currently on it now (I have only replaced the battery). This doesn't include the wires to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,172
Posted By MidTNBrad

Nothing says luxury more than a carbon fiber...

Nothing says luxury more than a carbon fiber kick-stand. Make sure to spend the extra money to get the one with dimples and the whale fin inspired profile since aero is king!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works...

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works great. It came that way so I didn't build it myself, though. My advice is to go to the Shimano Technical Document web site here...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,525
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you can get the cable to work, etube has a...

If you can get the cable to work, etube has a diagnostics tool which should let you know of any malfunctioning parts. I'm assuming it works as advertised because I've not had to use it though.
05-02-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,580
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm afraid such a general question is just too...

I'm afraid such a general question is just too hard to answer. I'm pretty sure that Litespeed had a few revisions of the Tuscany so I'm not sure what you would want or need. For my build Shimano 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think you'll hear a lot of opinions on this...

I think you'll hear a lot of opinions on this topic and most will say bibbs. I tried a pair and don't really care for them. There's something about the panel covering my stomach that doesn't feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By MidTNBrad

To give you item number 6,721 to consider :p, the...

To give you item number 6,721 to consider :p, the bottom bracket linked to your original post has angular contact bearings. It's my understanding that they are more sensitive to preload and have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on...

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on what to get.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By MidTNBrad

Let us know what they say. It would be nice to...

Let us know what they say. It would be nice to have it documented here for future reference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By MidTNBrad

Like someone said, "The good thing about bottom...

Like someone said, "The good thing about bottom bracket standards is that there are so many to choose!"

I'm about out of my league here at this point. I'd reach out to Wheels Mfg. and see what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm pretty sure OP has 30mm cranks. I have a...

I'm pretty sure OP has 30mm cranks. I have a 2016 Cervelo R3 and it came with Rotor 3D30 cranks stock which are the 30mm flavor.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By MidTNBrad

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so...

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so you'll need a BBRight specific BB, especially since it's threaded together in the frame. Also your Rotor crank is 30mm so I'd go with this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,614
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll give a shout-out to these guys....

I'll give a shout-out to these guys. https://rolwheels.com/ I got a set of their Race SLRs a few years ago and have had zero issues with them. 30mm depth, relatively light weight for what they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By MidTNBrad

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,810
Posted By MidTNBrad

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Got this Tuscany in '99 because it was my dream bike at the time....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,810
Posted By MidTNBrad

Better hurry and order now if you want it for six...

Better hurry and order now if you want it for six gap. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,388
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have an old Ti Litespeed with logo decals on it...

I have an old Ti Litespeed with logo decals on it rather than more permanent options. Will WD-40 remove the decals?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this....

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this. Hope to be 200 or less for the ride. In any event I'm not going to be dancing up those mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but...

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but I'm just doing the 3 gap. First time for me and if all goes well I'll plan on doing the full 6 gap next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By MidTNBrad

See if you can get the serial number and then...

See if you can get the serial number and then look here. (https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/)
04-01-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By MidTNBrad

Take a look at the picture I posted above. Right...

Take a look at the picture I posted above. Right above the bolt hole in the 12:00 position there's a tooth pretty much centered but not so at the 5:00 and 7:00 holes. I'm betting that if the small...
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By MidTNBrad

Rookie Mistake

Sure enough, I didn't have the inner ring installed properly. There is a little tab indicating that it must be installed in-line with the crank arm. Much, much better. Thanks for the help.
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03-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and...

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and it does have a tab that I didn't notice. I had a 20% chance of blindly getting it right and I guess I wasn't lucky.

Thanks for the help!
03-30-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By MidTNBrad

More details: Ultegra Di2 6800 full drive...

More details: Ultegra Di2 6800 full drive drivetrain, except for the Rotor cranks and rings, with Shimano 11-28 cassette. New chain is Shimano HG701. The inner ring has printed on it, paraphrasing,...
03-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By MidTNBrad

Chain skipping on new chainrings

I recently replaced my Rotor 52-36 chainrings to Rotor 50-34 and replaced the chain while I was at it. What I'm finding is that when I shift from the smaller inner chainring to the outer larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's the form factor I'm looking for. Do you...

That's the form factor I'm looking for. Do you have a manufacturer / model number or anything else you could pass on to me?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By MidTNBrad

Has anyone used one of those cheap e-bay saddles?

I'm wanting to try a different saddle, one with a full relief channel and a bit wider than I have now. Cruising through E-Bay I found a this cheap saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 478,314
Posted By MidTNBrad

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Old Natchez Trace -- Franklin, TN
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't know much about them but Wound Up forks...

I don't know much about them but Wound Up forks were originally spec'ed on some Litespeeds back in the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By MidTNBrad

You might look here too. ...

You might look here too.
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1225580-shimano-ultegra-di2-help.html
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By MidTNBrad

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version...

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version Ultegra Di2 on mine and the dfly unit is ANT only, no Bluetooth. I can only connect to via a PC and a USB cable.

Edit: I re-read your post and it does...
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By MidTNBrad

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on...

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on the outside and it looked like the threads had threadlock on them. This was the first time they were removed in five years so I figured keeping them...
03-13-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
03-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By MidTNBrad

Chainring bolts

I'm replacing my chainrings this weekend and for some reason I have in the back of my mind that I'm not supposed to grease the interface between the "socket" part that interfaces with the rings and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 865,937
Posted By MidTNBrad

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s....

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s. I really wanted the bright yellow Davis Phinney. Yours is quite the looker too!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,364
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have a 61 cm Cervelo R3 manufactured in 2015. ...

I have a 61 cm Cervelo R3 manufactured in 2015. I'm 190.5 cm tall and am quite comfortable on my bike although it looks like your S5 is longer and lower (MUCH lower it seems) than the R3. Stack and...
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