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Forum: For Sale
05-13-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By DaveSSS

Notice that the title says sold.

Notice that the title says sold.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By DaveSSS

I only tried the sprintech. It was tolerable, but...

I only tried the sprintech. It was tolerable, but seemed as likely to cause a wreck rather than prevent one.
05-11-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By DaveSSS

parktool.com has a lot of repair info.

parktool.com has a lot of repair info.
05-11-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By DaveSSS

Here's a link to a 12 speed cassette that fits a...

Here's a link to a 12 speed cassette that fits a shimano HG 11 speed freehub body. No clue if it works well, but for a trainer it may be tolerable.
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05-11-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By DaveSSS

Super record cranks have ceramic bearings and no...

Super record cranks have ceramic bearings and no rubber seals on the cups to minimize friction. Otherwise the cups are the same. The rubber seals on Campy cups can be removed and replaced if...
05-10-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By DaveSSS

I use Shimano grx 11 speed cranks with axs. The...

I use Shimano grx 11 speed cranks with axs. The problem with most road cranks is the chain rings are too large. A 50/10 is like a 55/11.

Genuine shimano hubs and wheels can't be changed to xdr,...
05-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd move up to a higher level crank with a modern...

I'd move up to a higher level crank with a modern 24mm spindle.
05-10-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By DaveSSS

If the clip is in place properly, there should be...

If the clip is in place properly, there should be no significant side play possible. If the crank bolt is removed and the left crank removed, the right side crank arm should have minimal play, with...
05-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By DaveSSS

Use the equation at the park tool website. A 3T...

Use the equation at the park tool website. A 3T increase requires 3/4 inch of chain, but changes can only be made in 1 inch increments or two links, so it should require 1 more inch. A link is 1/2...
05-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By DaveSSS

It takes 4T to use 1 inch of chain, but since 2T...

It takes 4T to use 1 inch of chain, but since 2T requires 1/2 inch and changes can only be made in 1 inch increments, that could still require another inch of chain. The chain length formula is...
05-08-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By DaveSSS

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement...

Start with an accurate cycling inseam measurement or well known saddle height. I think the shop is trying to sell a too large bike, unless you have long legs for your height.

As an example, I have...
05-07-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By DaveSSS

Tubeless rims have a special shape for the bead...

Tubeless rims have a special shape for the bead area. If your wheels are rim brake, they are most likely clincher only. I have the racing 3 disc brake wheels that require no rim tape for tubeless. ...
05-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By DaveSSS

I use Shimano grx cranks with the +2.5mm...

I use Shimano grx cranks with the +2.5mm chainline corrected with spacing washers. They make a 48/31 in the 810 series and a 46/30 in the 610 series. I get the same 30/36 low gear as a sram wide...
05-06-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,227
Posted By DaveSSS

I've done a lot of heavy leg presses along with...

I've done a lot of heavy leg presses along with many years of cycling. As a result, I had three surgeries for torn meniscus. By the time I was 57, my knees were almost bone on bone. I quit cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By DaveSSS

Building a bike isn't very difficult. These...

Building a bike isn't very difficult. These days, there are many factory built wheels with excellent quality. I assemble my bikes from the frame up, but don't bother building wheels. Campy/Fulcrum...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveSSS

Deleted.

Deleted.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By DaveSSS

Looks mean nothing read the geometry charts to...

Looks mean nothing read the geometry charts to compare.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By DaveSSS

I would check the rotor for runout first. Park...

I would check the rotor for runout first. Park makes a truing gage, but it's crude without a dial indicator to go with it. I made my own with some aluminum angle I had laying around and a dial...
05-03-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By DaveSSS

Try asking this question on the paceline forum....

Try asking this question on the paceline forum. I've measured the cable pulls on both shifters with a precision dial indicator setup and know that the pulls are not the same, but having a little more...
05-03-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,356
Posted By DaveSSS

BAD idea. Maybe a Kool stop bead jack is needed....

BAD idea. Maybe a Kool stop bead jack is needed. Soapy water can help too. Oops, sorry. You know all the tricks. I have no such problem with my fulcrum racing 3 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that etap 11 is just about dead. ...

Keep in mind that etap 11 is just about dead. Parts are hard to find.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By DaveSSS

With SRAM AXS, all cassettes start with a 10T. A...

With SRAM AXS, all cassettes start with a 10T. A 48/10 is the same as a 53/11, like most pro riders use. A 46/10 is a little taller gear than a 53/12.

A 100kg rider with a height of 1.9m has a...
05-01-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,026
Posted By DaveSSS

The new method of sizing uses stack and reach....

The new method of sizing uses stack and reach. Size numbers or letters are meaningless. If you know your saddle height, it's easy to select a stack height that will produce a specific saddle to bar...
05-01-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By DaveSSS

If all you can find is a 2015+ RD, it will work...

If all you can find is a 2015+ RD, it will work too.
05-01-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By DaveSSS

I have two bikes with force axs 10-36 cassettes....

I have two bikes with force axs 10-36 cassettes. I use Shimano grx cranks for more range, with the +2.5mm chainline corrected with spacing washers. The 810 series cranks come with 48/31 chain rings...
04-30-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By DaveSSS

Any top tube can at least be rested in the clamp....

Any top tube can at least be rested in the clamp. Clamping a carbon top tube is always risky with this type of clamp. I cut the spring shorter, but really a much weaker spring is needed. My newest...
04-29-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By DaveSSS

Since you have a bike, you have some known...

Since you have a bike, you have some known geometry to start with, like a saddle height that is far more important than an inseam measurement. A flat bar frame will have a longer reach. You should...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By DaveSSS

As already mentioned, zipp.com.

As already mentioned, zipp.com.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By DaveSSS

Most tire pressure calculators only recommend 2-5...

Most tire pressure calculators only recommend 2-5 psi more for the rear. Rim internal width also matters. Last year I ran what I thought was 80 psi with 25mm tires on 17mm internal width rims and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By DaveSSS

My problem had nothing to do with what the rims...

My problem had nothing to do with what the rims can handle. It's what's recommended for a reasonably low rolling resistance and most likely adequate rim protection under normal circumstances, for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By DaveSSS

The zipp pressure calculator includes bike and...

The zipp pressure calculator includes bike and rider weight, plus internal rim width. I've been using their recommendations with my fulcrum racing 3 wheels. Must yesterday I hit a big piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By DaveSSS

I've got two bikes with force axs. I don't use...

I've got two bikes with force axs. I don't use sram cranks due to their 13T difference at the crank that reduces range. I've use Campy chorus 12 and shimano grx cranks. Both work great. One common...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By DaveSSS

I'll bet that I can find all of the needed parts...

I'll bet that I can find all of the needed parts very quickly. You have to be willing to buy the parts from several sources. Start with a 1x or 2x partial group, then add the crank, chain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By DaveSSS

I use Shimano grx cranks with my force axs...

I use Shimano grx cranks with my force axs drivetrains. They offer a 46/30 in the cheaper 610 version or a 48/31 in the higher level grx-810. By Shimano standards, the chainline is +2.5mm or 46mm. ...
04-23-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By DaveSSS

A 4cm saddle to bar drop isn't much. I use...

A 4cm saddle to bar drop isn't much. I use 8-10cm, even though I'm old. A too tall stack height won't allow enough saddle to bar drop, even with no spacers and a -17 stem. With an 83cm cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

One solution for presta valves is to loosen the...

One solution for presta valves is to loosen the top nut, tap the nut to break the seal, then screw on a Schrader adapter and use a Schrader pump head. No air will be lost. Apparently, some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,814
Posted By DaveSSS

I quit wearing gloves about 30 years ago, except...

I quit wearing gloves about 30 years ago, except for winter gloves. I have small hands. Back then, brake levers had no reach adjustment. Gloves only made the reach longer. I figured out a way to...
04-21-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By DaveSSS

You're comparing the wrong size canyon. An XS...

You're comparing the wrong size canyon. An XS size is more similar to the other frame.
...
04-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By DaveSSS

Measure cycling inseam from floor to firm crotch...

Measure cycling inseam from floor to firm crotch contact in bare feet. I'm 168cm tall with an 83cm cycling inseam. I look for a 510-525 stack height and 365-380 reach for a relatively racey fit...
04-20-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By DaveSSS

An endurance frame is the opposite of what a...

An endurance frame is the opposite of what a short legged rider needs. You'll never get much saddle to bar drop. I've got long legs and a short torso, but I still use few or no spacers and a -17...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

Ask the manufacturer of your deep profile carbon...

Ask the manufacturer of your deep profile carbon rims if it's OK to drill out their rims for a Schrader valve.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

I think it's hilarious that so many people don't...

I think it's hilarious that so many people don't understand the specific purpose of a presta valve. It was invented long ago and pump manufacturers have decided to negate the design with stupid pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

I also have a couple of old brass silca heads...

I also have a couple of old brass silca heads with no lever. They have a thick rubber bushing with a hole size that is controlled by a threaded collar. As the hole gets larger, tighten the collar...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

Yes, that's what we're saying. Silca heads never...

Yes, that's what we're saying. Silca heads never press the top nut down. Any head that does that defeats the whole purpose of using presta valve stems. I recently bought a hirame pump head. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,806
Posted By DaveSSS

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. ...

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. When a tire is inflated, the presta valve seals as soon as you stop pumping. The only way to lower the pressure in the tire is to disconnect the pump...
04-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,398
Posted By DaveSSS

I haven't bought anything from a local shop in...

I haven't bought anything from a local shop in over 25 years. I build up my bikes with frames and components acquired from many different online sellers. I use only Campy/Fulcrum wheels these days....
04-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd buy the smaller size to go with your inseam....

I'd buy the smaller size to go with your inseam. Between bar reach and stem length, it's easy to add more reach. When comparing frame reach, the proper way to do is to correct the reach on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By DaveSSS

Wait until you're 67 and ride mostly hills and...

Wait until you're 67 and ride mostly hills and mountains. I rarely ride two days in a row, when doing 40 or 50 mile hilly routes. I may ride today and tomorrow to sneak in some miles between bouts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By DaveSSS

Axs and Di2 both carry the same 50 grams of...

Axs and Di2 both carry the same 50 grams of battery. Being entirely wireless apparently adds weight, unless the Sram servo motors are also heavier. The Red RD weighs 77 grams more than DA Di2 and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By DaveSSS

I switched from Chorus 12 to Force 12 last summer...

I switched from Chorus 12 to Force 12 last summer and saw absolutely no weight gain on the bike. I kept my Chorus 12 crank on the bike. The cycling tips comparison with 105 is way off. I found a...
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