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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By Steelman54

Sidi Genius for me, but i have narrow feet. You...

Sidi Genius for me, but i have narrow feet. You need to see what fits your feet, though Sidi makes the Mega (wide) version. My Sidi's have thousands of miles on them and look like they will go many...
08-01-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Steelman54

I found with a pair of external quick releases...

I found with a pair of external quick releases they would not stay tight on the front wheel, but to answer your question were incredibly tight to undo. I switched to internal cam QR's and both...
07-22-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Masi61, The Centaur 11 speed works just like...

Masi61,

The Centaur 11 speed works just like it is supposed to work. The FD shifter only has 3 clicks to move the derailleur, compared to 5 for the old 10 speed Centaur, but it works fine. I...
07-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Cool bike!

Cool bike!
07-21-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,308
Posted By Steelman54

Not clear what you really want to do here, but if...

Not clear what you really want to do here, but if you want a road bike, i'd sell the hybrid and buy a road bike.
07-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Steelman54

A quick look suggests this is a road bike,...

A quick look suggests this is a road bike, correct? Gearing is already pretty low. Your lowest ratio is a 34 tooth chainring on the crankset and a whopping 36 tooth largest rear cog. What are you...
07-18-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

OK, a 20 mile ride and no noise whatsoever! ...

OK, a 20 mile ride and no noise whatsoever! Gonna call it fixed until it squawks again. Got a bead on some nice skewers also. Thanks for all the help.
07-18-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Steelman54

i had an old set of Nashbar rollers from years...

i had an old set of Nashbar rollers from years ago, they were made by Tacx. I got a Tacx belt when i needed a replacement, not sure if Tacx still makes 'em for Nashbar, but might be worth a look...
07-17-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Mad Honk - definitely not axle protrusion as I...

Mad Honk - definitely not axle protrusion as I checked that per an earlier post.

For the moment i'm going with 2manybikes explanation - the external cam skewer type has less clamping force (though...
07-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

OK, been killing more time on this irritating ...

OK, been killing more time on this irritating and surprisingly to me, loud click or ratcheting sound.

For the moment, it is gone. I am running a Campag skewer from a spare set of hubs i have...
07-15-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Steelman54

I have the Centaur 11 speed in silver and like it...

I have the Centaur 11 speed in silver and like it a lot, it looks good and works well. One minor issue is that the new Centaur FD shifter requires a long throw so to speak to shift, much longer than...
07-14-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By Steelman54

I agree with Andrew, I would not ride this fork. ...

I agree with Andrew, I would not ride this fork. To me, it appears that the bond of the steerer tube to the crown either was not that good to begin with or just separated. This suggests to me, that...
07-14-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

OK, killed more time on this annoying issue. ...

OK, killed more time on this annoying issue. Again, thanks for all the thoughts on this one.

- double wall, double eyelet H Plus Son TB 14 rims, brandy new. Nothing loose inside rattling around...
07-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Seedsbelize, yes i've looked at hub, it is new...

Seedsbelize, yes i've looked at hub, it is new with 200 miles or less on it, sealed cartridge bearings, spins smooth as silk. Also, looked for cracks and found none.
07-13-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Well, the wheel started doing its...

Well, the wheel started doing its clicking/ratcheting noise after about 35 miles of riding. This time it seems to be a 1 or maybe 2 clicks per revolution as i pulled into a parking lot and...
07-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Steelman54

Great score here, these are pretty darn nice.

Great score here, these are pretty darn nice.
07-11-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Steelman54

Nice looking ride, enjoy. I really like these,...

Nice looking ride, enjoy. I really like these, maybe someday one will land at my home.
07-11-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Yeah, I have one, its good for a check, not the...

Yeah, I have one, its good for a check, not the be all to end all. I originally tensioned the wheel and used it to double check where I was and compared to existing wheels I have. My statement...
07-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

OK, finally got a block of time to deal with...

OK, finally got a block of time to deal with this. Basically, I backed off all the nipples till pretty loose and put a drop of oil on the spoke at the nipple so it could lube both threads and nipple...
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Steelman54

This was my first bike and i think 275 or higher...

This was my first bike and i think 275 or higher seems way high for an entry level road bike with most likely mid grade components at best. Its Tange #2...
07-08-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Can't stop laughing, none on the Conti's i've...

Can't stop laughing, none on the Conti's i've been running!
07-08-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

2manybikes, very interesting point that I will...

2manybikes, very interesting point that I will check; however, on both bikes the dropouts are forged, one is Campagnolo and the other is Henry James. I will measure the thickness and also check axle...
07-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Steelman54

I've been chasing a clicking sound also, sure its...

I've been chasing a clicking sound also, sure its not the wheels/spokes?
07-08-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

I have not changed tires yet, mostly because i...

I have not changed tires yet, mostly because i used my 2 new spares on this build. I do need to order some spares, so that is an option.

Note, typo in my previous post, the clicking does not go...
07-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

yeah, this is weird. I'm convinced its the wheel...

yeah, this is weird. I'm convinced its the wheel after basically disassembling most of this bike and switching wheels around. I thought it was the skewer for a bit but can make it go away with a...
07-07-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Jideta, I had the fork checked at a shop as I...

Jideta, I had the fork checked at a shop as I thought it was out of alignment, its pretty much spot on.

dsaul, no magnet on bike/wheel as I don't have a speedo on it. It is not a 1 per...
07-06-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Yes, i put the new wheels on the other bike and...

Yes, i put the new wheels on the other bike and the other bikes wheels on the new bike. I put both wheels from other bike on new bike, then switched them one at a time to isolate the noise to the...
07-06-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,113
Posted By Steelman54

Finally Found Cause of Clicking, What to Do Next?

OK, on my new build everything is new except the frameset (see my Waterford thread), so after about 150 miles the clicking starts. Clicking frequency increased as my speed increased.

Short story...
06-25-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Steelman54

It seems that you already have a triple crank set...

It seems that you already have a triple crank set up with a 30 tooth, combined with the 26 tooth in the back that's pretty low. Why not get to the new location and see how it works? No comment on...
06-20-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Steelman54

For what it is worth, I scored the new Centaur 11...

For what it is worth, I scored the new Centaur 11 speed groupset for 600 or a tad under. It works well, maybe not the lightest or trickest Campag option, but it does the job and looks good in my...
06-06-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Rccardr, took your suggestion and studied the...

Rccardr, took your suggestion and studied the saddle a bit and realized it had a wave, not a flat shape. Had to pull out my level to well, get it level. Big difference no real issues after an 18...
06-04-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Rccardr, Thanks for input, I've got 2...

Rccardr,

Thanks for input, I've got 2 saddles I've never like that much, the one on the bike and a selle italia turbo. I've been fiddling with the one on the bike, to me there is a fine line...
06-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Thanks. I just completed a nice ride on it,...

Thanks. I just completed a nice ride on it, still dialing things in, but the saddle needs to go.
06-04-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Steelman54

Finally got around to getting this Minoura mount...

Finally got around to getting this Minoura mount and a cage, a couple of photo's to prove it. The clamp barely fit a standard bar, had to spread it a tick, then squeeze it back, it scuffed the bar...
06-04-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steelman54

Waterford Finally On The Road

To all that answered questions with my Waterford build, thanks for the help. The Waterford is finally on the road. It is a used frameset that was in nice condition that I built up. I've got a few...
05-06-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Steelman54

I did notice that the Campag pads have the 3...

I did notice that the Campag pads have the 3 vertical grooves in them, the Kool Stops do not. Not sure if that adds up to anything as I don't ride in the rain, unless I get caught. Thanks for the...
05-06-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

Yeah, my memory says it tracked weird, kind of...

Yeah, my memory says it tracked weird, kind of like a dog walk, but who knows. Anyhow excited to finish up this project, thanks for you great input, i've learned a lot.
05-06-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

OK, it's been a while as other things got in my...

OK, it's been a while as other things got in my way. The good news is the issue is gone and bike tracks as ot should, so just need to finish it up.

The bad news is, not 100% sure what the issue...
05-05-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Steelman54

Think I'll go with the Kool Stop pads. Did check...

Think I'll go with the Kool Stop pads. Did check Velomine link, curiosity may bet better of me and I'll shoot them an email, but these have been out of production a long time now I think.
05-04-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Steelman54

Need Pads for Vintage Campag Calipers

OK, the pads on my Nuovo Record calipers are ancient, me thinks it is time for new inserts. I occasionally see OEM Campag insert pads for the Record holders out there in internet land. I'm thinking...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By Steelman54

Interesting, the Swiss Allegro used that style of...

Interesting, the Swiss Allegro used that style of chainstay wrap around the seat tube, though it doesn't seem to look exactly like mine. And, yes they did use Campy dropouts. Bottom bracket, at...
04-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

Andrew, great info. Again everyone thanks for...

Andrew, great info. Again everyone thanks for thinking on this one.

Last night I stared at it for a long time with the fork in my vise and am convinced the wheel is canted to one side a bit and...
04-18-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

I have decided to take fork to a shop that i...

I have decided to take fork to a shop that i think will have the jig as i'm somewhat convinced it is slightly shifted to one side or the dropout slot differs. Figure its cheap and easy before i...
04-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

Everyone, really appreciate the input here. I'll...

Everyone, really appreciate the input here. I'll double check a couple of things, but think I'll get it on the road by the weekend to re-evaluate.

Parts being used are new here, except the...
04-16-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

JohnD: good point, i could probably check with a...

JohnD: good point, i could probably check with a plumb bob or maybe lay it out with perpendicular lines on table or floor to at least get a feel for it.

Andrew: good link, will need to digest. I...
04-16-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

Jadocs: Specific issue seem to be that stem...

Jadocs: Specific issue seem to be that stem (threaded) does not seem centered, not necessarily that bike drifts to right or left, if i recall correctly. I probably need to reassemble and do some...
04-15-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Steelman54

Waterford Test Ride, She Don't Seem to Track Right

OK, Got this Waterford R2200 (yep. it is pre-owned), been building it up and did a test spin in the neighborhood a week or so back. In just a few feet of rolling the stem seemed off, no big deal,...
04-11-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Steelman54

Depends on what version you have. I have never...

Depends on what version you have. I have never rebuilt, but the Lennard Zinn road bicycle maintenance book details them pretty well. Also probably some videos/discussion online. Good luck.
04-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By Steelman54

+1 on Le Mechanic's response.

+1 on Le Mechanic's response.
04-11-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By Steelman54

If you are failing spokes in 50 - 75 miles,...

If you are failing spokes in 50 - 75 miles, something is off here. I'm guessing since it is older bike you have 36 spokes per wheel. Also, you did not mention which side fails, DS or NDS, hopefully...
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