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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,232
Posted By masi61

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be...

What rims do you have? Older rims may not be tubeless ready without doing extraordinary measures (i.e. ghetto tubeless).
09-15-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By masi61

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have...

Cut me some slack here. Lots of businesses have had to modify their business practices to operate safely during the pandemic. Your response is out of line and not really very funny either.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By masi61

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for...

I’ll just add 2 minor tricks that have worked for me: 1) use flat tire levers such as Schwalbe’s and use all 3, levering 2 in close proximity with the back of your hand then wedging the 3rd in where...
08-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By masi61

Just a thought about your 3 major categories:...

Just a thought about your 3 major categories: they don't take into account evolutionary changes in rim design over the last 10 years.

I've do have a fresh wheel build with Mavic Open Pro's (28...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,540
Posted By masi61

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open...

i run Challenge Strada and/or Criterium open tubular clinchers with latex tubes at slightly reduced pressures for chipseal and I love their grip. These tires only rate middle of the road for rolling...
07-28-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,549
Posted By masi61

Here you can see the clearance with my triple...

Here you can see the clearance with my triple crank with the 7mm drive side spacer removed:

The 30 tooth chainring overlaps the drive side bearing nicely still leaving plenty of clearance....
07-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,224
Posted By masi61

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in...

Here is the wax brick as it looks after drying in a silicon bread mold:

...
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By masi61

Based on your picture , it appears as if your...

Based on your picture , it appears as if your chain is not long enough. Even though the “big big” combo is not recommended (cross chaining), you should still be able to safely shift into it.
07-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,692
Posted By masi61

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I...

rosefarts - this is an interesting product and I believe you that it would hold air reliably.

I have not yet abandoned the quest to get it to seal the conventional road tubeless way. In my...
06-30-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,911
Posted By masi61

1) I was curious about the head tube length...

1) I was curious about the head tube length because although they are proportional for a given size frame, sometimes they are a bit taller such as on a custom frame, this could help with your stem...
06-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,911
Posted By masi61

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One more view of the same “Veritas” bike. The...
06-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,911
Posted By masi61

And why do you need period correct components?...

And why do you need period correct components? Ok, I get it that it is from a famous Italian frame builder and therefore has some pedigree to it. That majority of the responses here encouraging you...
05-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By masi61

The Road Morph comes with that center mount...

The Road Morph comes with that center mount bracket in the box. I have 3 of them I'm not using. I had to buy the side winder bottle cage mount that I prefer individually from Topeak. Topeak has good...
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By masi61

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it...

Update: I was able to use a flashlight after it got dark last night and see the shards of broken cable poking about inside the shifter. I was having trouble downshifting the lever all the way due to...
05-08-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By masi61

+1 on checking for stiff links. With that...

+1 on checking for stiff links.

With that said, I’m curious for the OP to try the 10 speed chain and report back his results. I have a 3x9 drivetrain on my main road bike with an Ultegra 6603 “10...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,823
Posted By masi61

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would...

I’m from the Dayton/Xenia, Ohio area and would highly recommend our extensive bikeway system here in southwest Ohio. You can connect to lots of great towns like Yellow Springs, Waynesville, Morrow,...
04-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By masi61

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting...

Even though the BB is sealed, if you are wanting to service your bike and fully check out it's operation - I would suggest removing your cranks to clean them more thoroughly, then use the correct...
04-28-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,509
Posted By masi61

Is your baby a mule or a steed?

Now that I'm older, my main road bike seems less like a steed and more like a mule. Yeah, I can make it a little faster but mostly it is a sturdy, comfortable all-purpose ride that maybe isn't...
04-20-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,076
Posted By masi61

i don’t have any rubbing of the chain. My triple...

i don’t have any rubbing of the chain. My triple is adjusted correctly. It is probably true that I should be using a Shimano rather that off brand chain. Right Now I am using a Taya 9 speed chain and...
04-20-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,076
Posted By masi61

No one mentioned chain line yet as another...

No one mentioned chain line yet as another strength of triples. I have found that my chain stays happy, longer if I keep the lateral chain deflection to a minimum. I suppose I am not availing myself...
04-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,076
Posted By masi61

Having the option of a few lower gears has very...

Having the option of a few lower gears has very little to do with whether or not a person develops into a strong climber. If anything, having the awareness that you can go lower if needed helps relax...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By masi61

I believe that is a grub screw that locks that...

I believe that is a grub screw that locks that nut onto the brake bolt during assembly. The only time you deal with that is when you do a complete brake tear down. The earlier 7403 Dura Ace dual...
04-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By masi61

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that...

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that you are supposed to rotate around to different parts of the wheel. If you have a rim seam that stands proud don't use this as a reference point on your...
04-17-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By masi61

That is a threadless stem expander plug. You need...

That is a threadless stem expander plug. You need these to preload your headset bearings to take out all the play. The one in the photo is nice and long to fit deep into your steerer tube, which is a...
04-08-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By masi61

+1

+1
03-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By masi61

You can do it the old way and take a little...

You can do it the old way and take a little adjustable wrench on the caliper arm to bend the slight toe in that you need.

You could possibly also spec some aftermarket brake pads that have nested...
03-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,453
Posted By masi61

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I will often lose some small but critical part for...
02-04-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By masi61

The 6 speed rear end could either be freewheel or...

The 6 speed rear end could either be freewheel or cassette. Does your rear hub have a bulge in it near the drive side? If so it is a cassette.
01-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By masi61

Back in the day when I first started wrenching,...

Back in the day when I first started wrenching, there was a learning curve. While learning, I made some mistakes. Rarely was it ever anything that ultimately didn’t get resolved one way or another. ...
01-16-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,854
Posted By masi61

That Casati frame is beautiful! My LBS down the...

That Casati frame is beautiful! My LBS down the road (International Pro Bike Shop, Bellbrook Ohio) is a Casati dealer and I’m always excited to see new Casati steel framesets (Espresso with Columbus...
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By masi61

Good to know! It is very confidence inspiring...

Good to know! It is very confidence inspiring when you can rest easy knowing that your older pump still has and will continue to have replacement parts available.
01-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,950
Posted By masi61

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi...

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi clips from Topeak.
01-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By masi61

Fizik Arctic cycling boots and ALE' winter jacket - wow!

I am getting better adapted to riding in the cold. Used to be that 50 degrees was my cutoff. Yesterday I rode in 43 degree temps quite comfortably. I used to underestimate how many layers I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,393
Posted By masi61

That makes my day, thanks! ...

That makes my day, thanks!


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,393
Posted By masi61

Oh! I would be that person! It is quite easy in...

Oh! I would be that person! It is quite easy in fact. I first clean the rim with a paper towel with some dilute simple green or use a half sheet of “Tub-O-Towels”. Then I cut up a paper towel into...
01-02-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By masi61

That is a really snazzy dashboard with all of...

That is a really snazzy dashboard with all of your valuable stats for the year on it. I like it. Is this from an app?

7300+ miles is amazing. Quite impressive when I see folks figure out how to...
12-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By masi61

17 degree stems are designed to be near...

17 degree stems are designed to be near horizontal for road bike typical head tube geometry. So changing to a longer stem would remain constant in height. If you like the slight upward rise of your 8...
12-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,527
Posted By masi61

Drop your competitiveness and self focus. Your...

Drop your competitiveness and self focus. Your goal is not about your own fitness obsession it is something else.

Helping others get as good as you are (or were) gives you permission to back off...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,352
Posted By masi61

+1 on checking this. Your photo of the rear...

+1 on checking this. Your photo of the rear triangle shows heavy wear on the paint and the cassette is really dirty. Sounds like your bike is heavily used, not lightly used.

How do rear dropouts...
11-17-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By masi61

There are lots of other SunTour variants that...

There are lots of other SunTour variants that would work well for you. X-1 was nice, as was XC-9000, XCD 6000, XC Pro - basically a lot of the touring or mountain components can be put to good use in...
10-29-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By masi61

BTW - I already have a nice supply of Torx and...

BTW - I already have a nice supply of Torx and Allen wrenches. I also bought the basic Shimano hydraulic bleed kit, I just have never used it yet.


Thanks for the nudge. I’m resistant to learning...
10-26-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By masi61

Mechanic work part of your resume as a cyclist

Today's road bikes are wonderful with hydraulic discs and tremendous proprietary technologies that are starting to not be in the capability of the rider to fully break down without professional bike...
10-25-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By masi61

The changes you propose should be no problem....

The changes you propose should be no problem. Just curious what you don’t like about the triple crank? If I recall correctly, the RSX crank uses more like trekking chainrings, say a 50/38/28? Also I...
10-22-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By masi61

I forgot to answer your question in my previous...

I forgot to answer your question in my previous response - “...is there more of an effect of vibration dampening when more post is exposed?’’

Yes! There is. For Sure. Now this is not the straight...
10-19-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By masi61

I believe that this particular setup has a nicely...

I believe that this particular setup has a nicely damped ride. Not buzzy at all. The fact that the frame is titanium I’m sure helps too. Also my favorite saddle is the Selle Italia Turbomatic team....
10-19-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By masi61

I’ve written about my Ritchey Superlogic...

I’ve written about my Ritchey Superlogic “Flexlogic” post in another thread where I talked about my tiny (for me) titanium road bike that I made work for me. By having my 330mm post maxed out at the...
10-15-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By masi61

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Just having the headset is pretty cool since it...
10-05-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,069
Posted By masi61

Sacrificing your bottle cage bolts just for your...

Sacrificing your bottle cage bolts just for your Road Morph pump is un-necessary. Topeak makes a mounting bracket that permits you to click the Roadmorph off to the side and then bolt the bottle cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,740
Posted By masi61

+1 to this. It is just a shame that 90% of the...

+1 to this. It is just a shame that 90% of the ones on the used market have significant scratching of the finish. I wish one of the crankskin type of companies would make a type of protective wrap...
09-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 139,841
Posted By masi61

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Here is my Multitrack that was rescued from the...
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