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09-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By masi61

Just wanted to post an update. I went to the...

Just wanted to post an update. I went to the urologist a couple of weeks ago. He was able to palpate the nodule in the "taint" area. He agreed that a surgical procedure to excise it is doable. I...
09-30-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By masi61

I just like to use 9 speed and 10 speed era...

I just like to use 9 speed and 10 speed era components still. Due to NOS scarcity, I have inadvertently become more of a "collector" and am reluctant to bust NOS parts out of the box. As a result, I...
09-30-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By masi61

Good to know. I have seen their links at times...

Good to know. I have seen their links at times and with low prices. I just never knew if they were legit.
09-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By masi61

. +1 - good find. It would be nice to...

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+1 - good find.

It would be nice to find a shop that has inventory or 2014 shift levers or triple chainring sets or chains, for the 10 speed components. Or the 1st generation of 11 speed...
09-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By masi61

Shimano components to purchase on line, who has best selection/prices?

Ever since Shimano closed the loop on Shimano components from England it appears that the few USA on-line vendors that sell these parts have fewer and fewer sales and no surplus of previous...
09-27-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By masi61

When I was a kid, my LBS: Whitman's Bike Shop in...

When I was a kid, my LBS: Whitman's Bike Shop in Dayton Ohio had a pearlescent orange Kabuki Diamond Road on display. It was lovely with the 1st gen Dura Ace black anodized components. The black...
09-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

Thanks for the link. I took down some notes. Due...

Thanks for the link. I took down some notes. Due to cost reasons I will most likely keep using my (now) underpowered 3.5 gallon “Prosonix” unit. It no longer gets the water very hot and the...
09-21-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By masi61

Random ticking sound from Dura Ace 7800 hub dust cover?

I’m trying to quiet the last few random noises on my (now vintage) titanium road bike with Dura Ace 7800 components.

I’m getting an occasional high pitched tick tick sound seemingly from the front...
09-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

Thanks for the link. I have never ordered...

Thanks for the link. I have never ordered anything from Aliexpress, and the ad is a bit confusing not to mention the high shipping cost to the US. Can anybody refer me to an American maker of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By masi61

The 58 has a taller headtube (206mm compared to...

The 58 has a taller headtube (206mm compared to 181 mm) and a 1cm longer top tube. Do you like to get a little lower and have no neck or back issues? If yes, the 56 might be a bit quicker. If you...
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).
09-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By masi61

Is the thin metal sleeve that accepts the round...

Is the thin metal sleeve that accepts the round seatpost aluminum or steel? Have you tried to get an actual measurement of the internal diameter using a metric dial caliper?

What size seatpost...
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.
09-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By masi61

Here’s the link to the IRD front derailleur I was...

Here’s the link to the IRD front derailleur I was referring to:

https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/product/60120-ird-front-derailleur-alpina-braze-on-4020?search=derailleur

You can do a search...
09-15-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By masi61

Since you are using a road triple shifter...

Since you are using a road triple shifter (ST-5703) but sticking with a 48/38/28 crank, my first thought is that you could spec a Shimano 10 speed era cyclocross or flat bar hybrid front derailleur....
09-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By masi61

Thanks for the reminder. I just checked their...

Thanks for the reminder. I just checked their site and see some discounted prices on 2019 model of Veloflex tires.
09-15-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By masi61

Are German on-line bike part sales to the USA all on hold?

I had seen some good prices at a German online bike part place. I believe it was bikeparts.de. They had lots of sizes and colors for the Challenge open tubulars that I like. The USA currency button...
09-14-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By masi61

I use the RoadMorph G on all my road bikes. I...

I use the RoadMorph G on all my road bikes. I like the idea of using a red sharpie to make a mark on the in-line gauge. Topeak has never provided the water bottle braze-on side mount bracket in the...
09-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 465
Posted By masi61

Is the threaded ear on the frame that the binder...

Is the threaded ear on the frame that the binder bolt bolts to have an insert or does the threading just go into the metal of the lug itself? If the threaded hole is getting hard to tighten the...
09-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By masi61

+1 on the (Finish Line) mini grease gun, with...

+1 on the (Finish Line) mini grease gun, with Rock-N-Roll Super Web Grease.

+1 on a breathable "headsweats" beanie under helmet.

Other things I'm currently really into 1) Shimano SPD-R pedals...
09-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By masi61

All 3 wheelsets sound like good ones. Maybe a bit...

All 3 wheelsets sound like good ones. Maybe a bit narrow for a Clyde but you should still be able to run 25mm tires. I’d be reluctant to try 28 mm tires on older rims with like 13.5 mm interior width...
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...
08-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By masi61

You need the correct Shimano DD (Dyna Drive)...

You need the correct Shimano DD (Dyna Drive) wrench to not mess up the flats on these pedals. There is an eBay seller in Poland that makes a copy of this wrench.
08-23-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

Could it be sneaking past the tire bead? Since...

Could it be sneaking past the tire bead? Since the bike hasn’t really been ridden, it is likely that the tires went flat and the tube could possibly slip under the bead. Did you bring them up to...
08-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By masi61

No problem Jeff, I hope this helps.

No problem Jeff, I hope this helps.
08-19-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

Thanks for the reply. Any chance you could give a...

Thanks for the reply. Any chance you could give a link for a 3.5 gallon unit with heat from China or Turkey?
08-19-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

The stainless inner tank is attached to the base...

The stainless inner tank is attached to the base cabinet without visible fasters. It might be epoxied in. I really don't know. My buddy seemed to think that if I got the inner tank out I could free...
08-19-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

I wouldn't know an actuator from a "transducer"....

I wouldn't know an actuator from a "transducer". I wish there were some online resources for lay people to obtain parts for and get tutorials on how to service ultrasonics. They are pretty cool but I...
08-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By masi61

Thanks for your reply. You're just googling the...

Thanks for your reply. You're just googling the condition? What about the MD appointment (surgeon, or urologist)?
08-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

Also, I think a more powerful unit that has a...

Also, I think a more powerful unit that has a warranty and comes from a reputable company that services what they sell - is of value. So if I do get another one, it won’t be a throwaway.
08-19-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

This unit was ~$450 and made in USA. A comparable...

This unit was ~$450 and made in USA. A comparable Bransonic unit retails for $1,200. They make these things not user seviceable. I accidentally took the clear anodizing off of an Ultegra 6503...
08-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By masi61

How I ruined my fancy ultrasonic cleaner

I accidentally ran my 3.5 gallon "Prosonix" heated ultrasonic cleaner with less than a full tank. I bought this about 2 years ago and I was real excited when I got it to see what it could do in the...
08-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By masi61

Do Chris King 1-1/8" headsets ever make noises?

I've got a mystery click on my road bike that I am beginning to wonder if it is coming from the cockpit of my titanium road bike. The ticking sound can be heard while standing to climb mostly but...
08-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By masi61

Hey, I'm just following up. After reading your...

Hey, I'm just following up. After reading your post I was wondering if you made it to the doc and what his recommendation was? I still have not made it to the doc but man this nodule is super...
08-19-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By masi61

This is interesting: I have never used a cut-out...

This is interesting: I have never used a cut-out saddle. I intend to try one soon. I really love my Selle Italia Turbomatic team carbon saddle without any cut outs. I plan to bid on the same saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By masi61

Who exactly has this 7900 NOS inventory? I don’t...

Who exactly has this 7900 NOS inventory? I don’t see much new 7900 parts on eBay & what I do see is expensive. I’d like to find a 7900/6700 Flight Deck 10 speed computer with harness at a good price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By masi61

Just curious: what type of rim bead do the Hunt...

Just curious: what type of rim bead do the Hunt carbon disc rims have?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By masi61

As WhyFi stated - Mavic Ksyrium UST wheels should...

As WhyFi stated - Mavic Ksyrium UST wheels should have a rim bed devoid of internal spoke holes thus no rim tape should be required. Can someone verify this?

Also, there are other tubeless tires...
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...
08-11-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By masi61

Do I see a gap on the drive side? Is it possible...

Do I see a gap on the drive side? Is it possible that if you take the pre-load nut and start snugging it up that it will buy you a bit more spindle exposure so that the plastic shim drops into the...
08-08-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 896
Posted By masi61

Just a thought - you didn’t accidentally route...

Just a thought - you didn’t accidentally route your 6-7-8 speed chain incorrectly through the rear derailleur cage did you? Just checking. It is a long shot and the noise this makes is all clickety...
08-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 896
Posted By masi61

It is called Uniglide, not “ultraglide” :foo: and...

It is called Uniglide, not “ultraglide” :foo: and it is very smooth normally.

You are vaguely referring to an unknown drivetrain noise in your post but we bikeforums.net armchair mechanics can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By masi61

The YouTube guy saying you can get 9,000 miles...

The YouTube guy saying you can get 9,000 miles out of a chain, now I’d like to see that! I wax my chains and do an OK job with it but my chain life is the same as when I used wet lube. To me the main...
08-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By masi61

I was hoping to hear from other bikeforums.net...

I was hoping to hear from other bikeforums.net members who maybe had surgical excision of these PNI nodules and ask how the procedure went for them. I'm still being vexed by this and they seem to be...
08-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By masi61

can split brake hoods be superglued?

I accidentally caused a split in my "Hudz" 7800 brake hood yesterday while servicing the Flight Deck wiring harness. The hoods are new, but a fissure opened up that is about 3/8" long. What kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By masi61

Well let us know if this cures the creak. I have...

Well let us know if this cures the creak. I have a persistent creak when climbing (more of a “tick tick”) out of the saddle that I thought was coming from the rear of the bike. I have sorted all of...
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...
08-06-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By masi61

Welcome back WonderMonkey ! I wasn’t sure...

Welcome back WonderMonkey !

I wasn’t sure if you are opting for a knee replacement or the arthroscopic surgery to clean things up. Whichever you choose, I hope you have a speedy and complete...
08-06-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,519
Posted By masi61

ditto to what pastorbobnlnh said. Sorry your...

ditto to what pastorbobnlnh said. Sorry your friend was injured and the tubeless tire going flat and causing an accident. It would be helpful to know if the tire failure was of a road, gravel or mtb...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By masi61

Not sure if this was mentioned yet: pedal...

Not sure if this was mentioned yet: pedal bearings. Which pedals are you using?
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