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11-06-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,683
Posted By Dilberto

Dynaryder, the 2009 BBU can even run 700c wheels...

Dynaryder, the 2009 BBU can even run 700c wheels and Lefty too?
08-30-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,343
Posted By Dilberto

I have a NOS Shimano 600EX FC-6206 in original,...

I have a NOS Shimano 600EX FC-6206 in original, 1984 packaging. What is it worth?
08-11-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,145
Posted By Dilberto

My T levels is normal. I wake up every morning...

My T levels is normal. I wake up every morning with the "kickstand" extended....:lol:
08-06-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,145
Posted By Dilberto

Don't go there, man! She is one of the smartest...

Don't go there, man! She is one of the smartest ladies I know. Either answer my question...or STFU
08-06-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,145
Posted By Dilberto

I weigh 172lbs. My current saddle is a SQLAB 612...

I weigh 172lbs. My current saddle is a SQLAB 612 MTB perch in 148cm. The nose points down ever-so-slightly. I recently slid it forward, so I can get most seating on the wide rear. It's very comfy...
08-05-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dilberto

I've done 22% grades for about 50 yards, with...

I've done 22% grades for about 50 yards, with rock step-ups. At 53 and a recovering meth addict with an enlarged heart.... that's about my max.

My gearing is 30/44t...
08-05-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,145
Posted By Dilberto

I Love Cycling but....

.... it has taken a huge toll on my sexual performance(or, lack thereof). I have tried virtually every saddle made by man, every size imaginable and yet, the occasional numbness in my nether regions...
06-15-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,727
Posted By Dilberto

Patience Grasshopper... road disc will soon take...

Patience Grasshopper... road disc will soon take the cycling world by storm. Once the UCI allows it again...it will be GAME ON. In the meantime... drool over my vintage 26er flatbar XC MTB converted...
06-12-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,107
Posted By Dilberto

My 53rd Birthday Present....

Life is way too short to own anything crappy - so, I bought the Porsche of all MTBs:
07-24-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Dilberto

Is it heavy or light? If light - it could be a...

Is it heavy or light? If light - it could be a Kawamura titanium bike.
07-18-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By Dilberto

Try Panaracer Rampage 2.35" or Bontrager XR4...

Try Panaracer Rampage 2.35" or Bontrager XR4 2.35" Both amazing tires...
07-10-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,107
Posted By Dilberto

My Favorite Toy...

2012 Trek Superfly Carbon 29er - XX1, dropper post, carbon everything imaginable.....24.4 pounds:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/sf_2016_zpsezejihpp.jpg...
05-02-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,399
Views: 2,164,982
Posted By Dilberto

Very nice, Steve.....simple and clean!

Very nice, Steve.....simple and clean!
03-18-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 132,387
Posted By Dilberto

The salt crust means you're drinking too much and...

The salt crust means you're drinking too much and diluting your inner sodium balance. This easily leads to cramps, on longer, hot rides. Know your sweat rate and you'll never set yourself up for...
02-05-16, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Dilberto

And, Giant produces all their Composite fibers...

And, Giant produces all their Composite fibers in-house.....just like Trek and TIME.
02-05-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Dilberto

Yeah, you should have no issues running a road...

Yeah, you should have no issues running a road tire down to 700c x 25. Just keep the pressure below 100psi. I have Mavic C29ssmax wheels running a 700c x 33 Cyclocross tire tubed at 80psi and it's...
12-28-15, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Dilberto

I have full SRAM 1x11....except the Shimano XTR...

I have full SRAM 1x11....except the Shimano XTR M988 trail brakes.
12-06-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By Dilberto

For a first-time builder....the only pitfall is...

For a first-time builder....the only pitfall is getting it all tuned-up and correctly dialed-in. This is when you bring it to your LBS and closely WATCH how they do it correctly. The knowledge gained...
10-28-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,107
Posted By Dilberto

51 and now havin' FUN....

Recovering from a 22-year alcohol, tobacco and meth addiction at 42, my doc told me I had maybe 10 years to live. Before recovery, I was suffering from congestive heart failure(CHF), COPD and morbid...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,036
Posted By Dilberto

Agree. When commuting, everything gets bagged...

Agree. When commuting, everything gets bagged securely. Clothes get rolled-up, soiled undies get their own Ziplock hamper bag, etc.

My two worst commute disasters(level 9) was being struck by...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,769
Posted By Dilberto

IMHO....the ultimate fast commuter is a disc...

IMHO....the ultimate fast commuter is a disc brake CX bike, with 33-38c file tread gravel tires. It can handle any weather condition, goes off road without issues(@45psi), flies on road(@70psi), CX...
10-15-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 502,053
Posted By Dilberto

Nailed It!

Combined with Latex tubes - the LAS feels nearly as nice as the Challenge Chicane 700c x 33 file tread tubulars.



The largest 700c Gravel tire you can fit on the F400 is 700c x 28. The F400's...
09-05-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By Dilberto

If riding on rough urban terrain, the Bad Boy...

If riding on rough urban terrain, the Bad Boy will be a relief to the hands and arms. I rode both and prefer the Bad Boy overall...
09-04-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 96,614
Posted By Dilberto

I rode a 3.0 for many years....until the...

I rode a 3.0 for many years....until the Cannondale System Six blew my mind. I regret selling both bikes.....:(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By Dilberto

I loved my 2009 CAAD9.....until I rode a 2007...

I loved my 2009 CAAD9.....until I rode a 2007 Cannondale System Six. The CAAD9 lost all its parts to the uber-stiff, climbing missile almost overnight.
09-04-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By Dilberto

If running disc brakes - Mavic C29ssmax UST disc...

If running disc brakes - Mavic C29ssmax UST disc wheels(1755g) can be had, for well under $300/used and below $450/new. Running road tubeless is now attainable.
09-04-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,925
Posted By Dilberto

Depends on if you like grip shifters....which is...

Depends on if you like grip shifters....which is the cheapest and lightest option.
09-04-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dilberto

No comparison, the Bad Boy is a far superior...

No comparison, the Bad Boy is a far superior bike....which can be built very lightweight.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dilberto

No, you file the claim ASAP.....if you wanna be...

No, you file the claim ASAP.....if you wanna be made "whole" by the insurer. Document/photograph EVERYTHING....and you too, can milk the teat of the insurance companies.

My last 2 car/cyclist...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,023
Posted By Dilberto

2002 Cannondale F1000SL CAAD5 "Full Wood" easily...

2002 Cannondale F1000SL CAAD5 "Full Wood" easily converts to a blazing-fast, 700c commuter. The rear allows huge tire clearance, up to 35c slicks. The front is nearly unlimited, with a Lefty. I have...
09-03-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,259
Posted By Dilberto

Clement LAS is what OP is really seeking. I...

Clement LAS is what OP is really seeking. I exhaustively tried them ALL(I'm an LBS owner) and the LAS pumped to 60-75psi for road and 45psi for gravel and dirt is simply unreal. The only thing the...
09-01-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,707
Posted By Dilberto

Clamping carbon post to a stand is fine....as...

Clamping carbon post to a stand is fine....as long as the post is completely vertically-mounted(no angle at all). This means the front wheel dips lower.....
09-01-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By Dilberto

I love light bikes - but technically, it's an...

I love light bikes - but technically, it's an expensive way to "cheat." Losing 5 pounds off yourself has far better performance than a 1500g wheelset, 500g cranks, 280g cassette and sub-300 gram...
08-24-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,882
Posted By Dilberto

"Vintage" F3000SL CAAD5 Flatbar CX 700c Conversion

Found this all-original, NOS gem at a Garage Sale, for $200. I spotted it inside the garage, hanging from rafters. Owner said it has not been ridden since 2002.....and the thick layer of dust attests...
08-24-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 502,053
Posted By Dilberto

19.4lb Flatbar GG

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/f3000sl_1_zpsiyscxmhs.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/Dilberto88/media/Light%20Bikes/f3000sl_1_zpsiyscxmhs.jpg.html)...
08-23-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,074
Posted By Dilberto

1700 Mile Report:

With Latex tubes = awesome.....feels like a freaking tubular. The heavy Velocity Blunt SL/XT hubs have since been replaced with Mavic Crossmax SLR 29 and the snappy ride with confidence-inspiring...
08-22-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,838
Posted By Dilberto

Corrections Made...

Observe more closely(scroll above) the way I originally modified the Lawyer tab "washers." There really is no way the wide outer radius of the washer can slip past the narrow fork dropout opening,...
08-22-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,908
Posted By Dilberto

Specialized knew about this problem for many...

Specialized knew about this problem for many years. They did nothing about it, simply because nobody got hurt from it and they were fully confident the "Lawyer Lips" machined to the fork dropout...
08-21-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,838
Posted By Dilberto

There is no directional arrow, indicating which...

There is no directional arrow, indicating which way is which. Guys, I understand your concerns - the wheels never leave terra firma and there is weight loading at all times. Cobba, I am installing an...
08-21-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Dilberto

Who wants to show me around Monterey next week?

Gonna be in Monterey CA area, 08/24 to 08/31. I am bringing the flatbar CX bike. Would love to do Sea Otter XC or CX course. I just have no clue where to start and what to follow, without being lost....
08-21-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,917
Posted By Dilberto

8.7kg Flatbar CX

It's ALL BAD....
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/f3000sl_1_zpsiyscxmhs.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,224
Views: 2,659,422
Posted By Dilberto

CAAD5 Flatbar CX

Converted my NOS, 2002 Cannondale F3000SL into a 700c flatbar CX bike. Those 16mm pencil seatstays are like butter. Test-rode: Volagi Liscio, BMC Alpinechallenge AC01, Specialized Crux and none even...
08-21-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,620
Posted By Dilberto

Yeah, I rode 700c x 20 for a long time. I'm not...

Yeah, I rode 700c x 20 for a long time. I'm not gonna lie....I like the snap - but my 51-year old body does not like the bone-rattle. I'm now on 700c x 33 tires, running 75psi and can't see myself...
08-21-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,713
Posted By Dilberto

Modify Fork Lawyer Tabs...

Get any amount of front or rear tire clearance, without ever having to adhere or bond spacing material inside dropouts: ...
08-20-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,602
Posted By Dilberto

Correct. The only solution is to buy a...

Correct. The only solution is to buy a BB30-specific frame.
08-20-15, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,838
Posted By Dilberto

Modified Lawyer Tabs did it....

I finally got the 4.7mm tire clearance I needed. The modified/trimmed tabs now face inside the dropout "U" just above the resting hub axle, secured by the clamped skewer ends(photo):...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-19-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By Dilberto

******

******
08-19-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,635
Posted By Dilberto

I have commuted for many years. I learned...

I have commuted for many years. I learned clipless pedals, a mountain cassette(11-32/34) and Cyclocross gearing(46-36t) is far better than sneakers, 11-21 cassette and compact, road gearing(34-50t)....
08-18-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,602
Posted By Dilberto

Cannondale only makes a BB30 shell reducer to...

Cannondale only makes a BB30 shell reducer to standard 24mm spindle size, via a threaded, reducer sleeve pressed into their own BB30 shells. Or, simply go BB30 bearings and get Wheels Manufacturing...
08-18-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dilberto

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