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08-11-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 47,575
Posted By Steve Katzman

Or better, how many miles did you (any of the...

Or better, how many miles did you (any of the responders here) have on the cable when you had the problem? Shifting habits? Thanks.

BTW good tip on how to accomplish the fix!
11-17-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,853
Posted By Steve Katzman

You are right that it will still be centered, but...

You are right that it will still be centered, but it will be offset 2.5mm from the rear derailleur. You might be able to handle this with an adjustment (maybe not) but even if you could, the...
11-10-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Steve Katzman

Actually I heard that there were 42 teams signed...

Actually I heard that there were 42 teams signed up and a few had to cancel for various reasons, leaving 38 actually attending. Still a whole lot more than 4!

This time there WAS a door prize for...
11-10-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Steve Katzman

Great pictures!

It was good to see you at another rally, even if we didn't really converse other than to ask you about the wind when you were getting back from your Friday ride - we were just getting there. We met...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By Steve Katzman

Good deal! Nice bike and you got an even better...

Good deal! Nice bike and you got an even better deal than expected.

When you flip the bars, if you think you want a lower handlebar position, you would have to remove the stem from both sides,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,510
Posted By Steve Katzman

The OP didn't say anything about using toe clips...

The OP didn't say anything about using toe clips and straps. Like you said though, there are some road shoes that are SPD compatible that would work well if you wanted to use toe clips and straps....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,441
Posted By Steve Katzman

When I look at professional cyclists, most of the...

When I look at professional cyclists, most of the race winners and champions tend to peak in their late 20's or early 30's. Most have lost their competitive edge by 35. It is rare to see someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steve Katzman

No matter what the product, be it cycling related...

No matter what the product, be it cycling related or electronics or pretty much anything you can think of, if you search the internet for opinions, you will ALWAYS find complainers about EVERYTHING....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steve Katzman

In my experiences, Cateye has been the most...

In my experiences, Cateye has been the most robust and reliable brand. However the wireless models still have issues, so if you want the most reliable unit, IMO opt for the wired sensor models. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,510
Posted By Steve Katzman

+2 If you can find a stiff MTB shoe without...

+2

If you can find a stiff MTB shoe without many lugs, you could possibly use it because most of them have a rubber patch or a plastic insert that you have to remove to install the cleats. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve Katzman

I think that Moto might have been expressing a...

I think that Moto might have been expressing a prejudice towards a simpler, easier to keep adjusted, slightly lighter alternative with 2 rings instead of 3, but if you are riding an MTB you probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve Katzman

About $200 new at retail. Actually, it depends on...

About $200 new at retail. Actually, it depends on the Cannondale shoe model but I'm assuming the lowest end. If in good condition, used, maybe $100 or a bit less.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Steve Katzman

My guess: Steve Smilanick, the owner. Maybe only...

My guess: Steve Smilanick, the owner. Maybe only one S is from his name and he was partnered with another "S".
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,298
Posted By Steve Katzman

Still plenty of them around. You just have to...

Still plenty of them around. You just have to look a bit harder to find them. Google can be your friend. Recently bought a set of Salsa Poco 26.0 mm diameter bars that have an ergo bend. These bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve Katzman

IMO $700 - $800 seems like a fair price, meaning...

IMO $700 - $800 seems like a fair price, meaning that it is equitable for both buyer and seller. Sure its not the latest and greatest but still pretty new technology. Sure I'd like to get it for...
11-01-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Steve Katzman

There is a reason that tool makers create special...

There is a reason that tool makers create special taps for tapping titanium. These taps typically have larger, frequently spiral-cut flutes and grinding away of the trailing edge of thread. This...
10-28-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Steve Katzman

If it is a Thompson, or even a Thompson copy, you...

If it is a Thompson, or even a Thompson copy, you probably should NOT replace the bolts unless you get the identical ones from the maker of the seatpost. The Thompson bolts are not standard - the...
10-28-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Steve Katzman

Definitely, a little more information would go a...

Definitely, a little more information would go a long way towards letting us help you. What brand of seatpost is it? If you don't know, then a pic would be helpful.

Generally, check the torque...
10-28-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Steve Katzman

I have to repectfully disagree with your...

I have to repectfully disagree with your statements about Ti being soft and easy to cut. There are several issues that make Ti difficult to cut. I have designed several Ti parts and have supervised...
10-28-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Steve Katzman

I can believe it if this is your first build....

I can believe it if this is your first build. Stop by any bike shop and pick up a couple for less than $1 apiece. If they have any used ones laying around they probably will let you have them.
10-28-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,010
Posted By Steve Katzman

You say you have an older bike. You might want to...

You say you have an older bike. You might want to check the spacing between the rear wheel dropouts to see if they match with the current standard of 130mm (5.12"). Some older bikes, depending on...
10-28-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Steve Katzman

Sheldon Brown to the rescue!...

Sheldon Brown to the rescue! http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.htm

Look about 2/3 down the page. You will need a couple of spokes and nips (almost any length will do, even mismatched)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,521
Posted By Steve Katzman

OK. But the 2011 season hasn't started yet! :) ...

OK. But the 2011 season hasn't started yet! :)

http://www.highroadsports.com/tools_and_tech

Not really a big deal about being right. I just wanted to let the OP know that Scott is a world class...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,521
Posted By Steve Katzman

Not yet! Still using Scott this season. Switching...

Not yet! Still using Scott this season. Switching to Specialized for the 2011 season.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/10/news/specialized-to-supply-bikes-helmets-to-htc-high-road-in-2011_146709
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,521
Posted By Steve Katzman

I agree that they should have changed the name...

I agree that they should have changed the name but I guess that they had spent money to promote the name and had built a good reputation for the name and didn't want to start anew. BTW the full race...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,521
Posted By Steve Katzman

Your friend might want to consider a Scott CR1,...

Your friend might want to consider a Scott CR1, which from 2010 changed from a full race to a comfort geometry. I found this to be the best bang for the buck when I bought my 2010 Ultegra equipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve Katzman

It is a great frame with a great fork. I have a...

It is a great frame with a great fork. I have a Serotta CR which is very similar (even the color), except it is lugged construction, and also a Serotta Legend. Both are wonderful riding bikes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By Steve Katzman

I'll second that!

Agreed! The Horse Farm is one great ride. I've ridden that one many times. Actually, I also like to ride the route on a Saturday or Sunday when the actual event is not taking place. The paint that...
10-14-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,157
Posted By Steve Katzman

Maybe the combo of V-brakes and a "travel agent"...

Maybe the combo of V-brakes and a "travel agent" as a force multiplier would give enough stopping power.
10-13-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By Steve Katzman

Why bring up CO2? Because I felt it was pertinent...

Why bring up CO2? Because I felt it was pertinent to the subject. I did recommend he stay away from it, but I acknowledged that it exists as an option.

What is your problem? I answered the OP with...
10-13-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By Steve Katzman

If you read my post carefully you will see that I...

If you read my post carefully you will see that I said basically the same thing. "...But without the knowledge of how to use these things, that would not benefit you."
10-13-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By Steve Katzman

Since this is an entry level bike it is safe to...

Since this is an entry level bike it is safe to say that you have tubes in your tires. Even if you didn't, you would need a tube to repair a flat on a tubeless system.

Not everybody needs tire...
10-13-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Steve Katzman

So your saying that you want to trade massive...

So your saying that you want to trade massive amounts of narcotics for a properly sized FD?
:lol:
10-13-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Steve Katzman

Are you saying that you are using presta valve...

Are you saying that you are using presta valve tubes in rims with holes drilled for schraeder valves? If you are, you are inviting problems with the tube eventually pushing its way out of the larger...
10-13-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,157
Posted By Steve Katzman

I haven't taken one of those apart in years....

I haven't taken one of those apart in years. However, that being the case you might be looking at a M.A. of close to 1.0 (or maybe even less) which only makes a stronger case for the inadequacy of...
10-13-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,157
Posted By Steve Katzman

I agree with all the naysayers above, but no one...

I agree with all the naysayers above, but no one has addressed the shortage of cable tension that you will be stuck with. If you look at any brake lever, whether for caliper, v-brakes or cantis, they...
10-08-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Steve Katzman

You would be best off starting with this style,...

You would be best off starting with this style, especially as a beginner, as it is the tried-and-true way of building a sturdy long lasting wheel. In my opinion, leave the "style" wheels to the...
10-07-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,899
Posted By Steve Katzman

Two words - Heat gun! OK more words. Industrial...

Two words - Heat gun! OK more words. Industrial grade 1000 degrees F or more. Some go as high as 1200 F.
10-07-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Steve Katzman

A friend of mine has (had) the same wheels as...

A friend of mine has (had) the same wheels as you, I believe, and noticed that several of the rim holes were starting to get hairline cracks around the nipples. This causes the wheel to go out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Steve Katzman

It is worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Put...

It is worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Put it on ebay and let the market decide. Of course, this time of year demand declines. If you wait until Christmas time or spring auction prices for bikes...
09-10-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,519
Posted By Steve Katzman

Just Googled to find out approximately how much...

Just Googled to find out approximately how much it would cost to have a click type torque wrench calibrated. The first one I came to charges $35 to calibrate the small ones that would be used for...
09-10-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,519
Posted By Steve Katzman

There is a reason beam type torque wrenches don't...

There is a reason beam type torque wrenches don't get periodically recalibrated. THEY NEVER NEED IT. The modulus of the beam material (usually steel) doesn't change over time so they don't change....
09-07-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,623
Posted By Steve Katzman

Looks like you are proceeding correctly so far. ...

Looks like you are proceeding correctly so far.

In keeping with what BCRider said, make each successive patch a bit bigger (on the order of 4-5 mm on each edge) than the one before it, so that...
09-07-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,623
Posted By Steve Katzman

It kind of depends on the type of carbon cloth...

It kind of depends on the type of carbon cloth supplied in the kit. A simple 1-over 1-under (plain) type weave or a unidirectional tape does not conform to uneven surface curvatures as much as a...
09-02-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,623
Posted By Steve Katzman

Devcon epoxy should be perfect. The kevlar should...

Devcon epoxy should be perfect. The kevlar should work too but is not as stiff as carbon plus there is the matter that kevlar is yellow and will need to be painted if you don't want the repair to...
09-02-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Steve Katzman

For a temporary fix, just use your chain tool to...

For a temporary fix, just use your chain tool to push the pin back into the opposing link, from which it came. It is a slight interference fit so it should stay in there. There is virtually no load...
09-02-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Steve Katzman

Do you really mean freewheel or are you referring...

Do you really mean freewheel or are you referring to a cassette/freehub combination? Is the wheelset over 20 years old? D/A hasn't been making freewheel systems for many years. If that is the case,...
09-02-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Steve Katzman

I would check for a slight chain rub on the front...

I would check for a slight chain rub on the front derailleur. You should have at least 1/32" (.75 mm) clearance when there is no pedalling load. Sometimes the FD is in need of a slight rotational...
09-02-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,623
Posted By Steve Katzman

I think it can be fixed. It is hard to make out...

I think it can be fixed. It is hard to make out from the pics but I would assume that the carbon fabric did not tear, but only the epoxy has cracked. It could probably be infused with more epoxy then...
08-31-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,592
Posted By Steve Katzman

BSG = Bike Shop Guy?

BSG = Bike Shop Guy?
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