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08-15-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,356
Posted By theopowers

Awesome, congratulations!

Awesome, congratulations!
02-23-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,356
Posted By theopowers

Cool, congrats on the weight loss! The video is...

Cool, congrats on the weight loss! The video is worth watching even though it's 45 minutes - much better advice than your average Bicycling Magazine article or GCN vid about core training.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By theopowers

I googled "Vittoria valve cores" and got lots of...

I googled "Vittoria valve cores" and got lots of options, including Amazon. I would copy and paste a few but I'm not sure what sellers would suit you if you are in India.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By theopowers

Chain Reaction gets a big thumbs up from me. Lots...

Chain Reaction gets a big thumbs up from me. Lots of good experiences and usually surprisingly fast shipping.

When I buy from them I feel bad for not buying at least from US online shops, if not...
02-22-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,356
Posted By theopowers

Not abs, but core. That includes hip stabilizers,...

Not abs, but core. That includes hip stabilizers, glute stabilizers, etc. All that affects controlling the ROTATION of your pelvis and spine, and rotation on the moving, swaying bike on the road is...
02-12-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By theopowers

Just posted this cool free method in another...

Just posted this cool free method in another thread about a goniometer but I'm not sure this is what you plan to use the tool for?
...
02-11-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By theopowers

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
02-11-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By theopowers

This. ...

This.

https://www.fundamentalvelo.com/2018/02/09/match-all-your-bikes-bike-fit/

"match your ideal bike fit to more than one bike"
08-12-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By theopowers

I like the snap ring idea. The road frame is...

I like the snap ring idea. The road frame is trashed but it has a DA headset I'd like to keep, the mountain frame good and the headset is junk.
08-12-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By theopowers

The headset is a standard 1" threaded headset....

The headset is a standard 1" threaded headset. The issue is the head tube - it is not a consistent inner diameter like a steel tube would be. Instead, it was (designed) too thick for the headset to...
08-12-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By theopowers

mid 90s aluminum frame headset removal

I have two cannondale frames from the mid 90s. Trying to remove the headsets, but the headtubes appear to have been bezeled to allow the headsets to fit inside. And therefore my standard Park headset...
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By theopowers

I did a google search for images for Sirrus...

I did a google search for images for Sirrus 86-90. Didn't see this color scheme, though that's not decisive.
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By theopowers

Too small for me, unfortunately!

Too small for me, unfortunately!
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By theopowers

I already own it - bought it for my girlfriend...

I already own it - bought it for my girlfriend but it is bigger than advertised. Not necessarily trying to value it here, maybe I should have posted it in the vintage section instead.
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By theopowers

It doesn't have anything down the front of the...

It doesn't have anything down the front of the forks, no. It certainly has occurred to me that it was a one-off or small batch paint job for whatever reason.
04-06-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By theopowers

Sounds good, I'll look into them. Thanks!

Sounds good, I'll look into them. Thanks!
04-05-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By theopowers

rim recommendations for CX?

Going to build my gf up a CX bike and need some recommendations for quality rims.

Probably going to use some older dura ace hubs that have outlasted their current rims.

Don't need to break the...
06-29-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By theopowers

oh, under consideration for sure.

oh, under consideration for sure.
06-29-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By theopowers

I am torn between the sensibility of unnecessary...

I am torn between the sensibility of unnecessary effort and the sensibility of tossing a perfectly functional set of high end hubs.
06-29-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By theopowers

I thought about this but thought the weight might...

I thought about this but thought the weight might add up. I guess the shimano version had a chunk of metal out there too though, huh? And I could use light nipples since durability during truing...
06-28-11, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By theopowers

If I was dumb enough to look into it, where would...

If I was dumb enough to look into it, where would I go to price said parts? Can't find anybody selling Shimano rims and spokes online via Google.
06-27-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By theopowers

Dura Ace WH 7801 hubs...are there rims available for a build?

I have inherited a set of WH-7801 Dura Ace hubs, which have nipples on the hubs. Can I get rims to build these up, and would it be worth it?
06-20-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By theopowers

She has cadence on the bike she raced last year,...

She has cadence on the bike she raced last year, hasn't moved it to her new bike. Not sure if it stores data.
06-20-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By theopowers

To restate my original question perhaps more...

To restate my original question perhaps more clearly, she has two complaints. First, that nerves seem to keep her heart rate sky high through the first part of the race, potentially burning up more...
06-20-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By theopowers

That's true and I'm aware of it, and it's very...

That's true and I'm aware of it, and it's very likely you'll see me asking more specific questions about overall training later on. The fact is I don't know her training log beyond her saying "I did...
06-20-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By theopowers

No, I think it was about 30 minutes into a 45...

No, I think it was about 30 minutes into a 45 minute race. It was the first of her races I didn't attend this season, so I'm not sure. But at some point she just found herself off the back and didn't...
06-19-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By theopowers

quality race warmup tips?

My girlfriend is in her second year of racing crits, currently cat 3 and gaining points rapidly. She was complaining today about how she feels early in races - her heart rate stays sky high for the...
01-05-09, 12:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,900
Posted By theopowers

Very impressive. Not my preferred style of stand ...

Very impressive. Not my preferred style of stand but I would say that the threaded screw you put in makes it as accurate as any stand on the market. And I agree that your true cost is $18...as long...
12-13-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By theopowers

I will check out those options, thanks!

I will check out those options, thanks!
12-13-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By theopowers

I think he wants to keep them on his old bike...

I think he wants to keep them on his old bike with 7-speed spacing.

Another alternative - check out Sheldon on "cold setting" your steel frame, that is, widening the back end so that you can use a...
12-13-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By theopowers

Of course you could, but why start with a whole...

Of course you could, but why start with a whole new wheelset? Spokes from new wheelset are unlikely to fit with old hub, so you'd need to invest in new spokes. So you might as well just buy an...
12-13-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,900
Posted By theopowers

How do you deal with roundness accurately with...

How do you deal with roundness accurately with just an old fork? Not sarcasm, honest question.

From my personal experience, now that I know what I'm doing I could use an old fork successfully, but...
12-13-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,900
Posted By theopowers

Hey, $125 is a lot of bones for many of us!...

Hey, $125 is a lot of bones for many of us! Especially if you are only gonna true or build a couple sets of wheels a year.

And building your own just-as-good on-the-cheap gives you a smarmy...
12-13-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,900
Posted By theopowers

You can see the instructable I posted in my sig...

You can see the instructable I posted in my sig for a moderately-cheap-but-very-accurate option, albeit made of plastic and metal. At the very least it might give you some ideas on the shortcomings...
12-13-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By theopowers

the vast majority of the brakes out there on ebay...

the vast majority of the brakes out there on ebay will be short reach though, with the emphasis over the last 10-15 years on race bike geometry for the average joe. Finding "classics" cheap might be...
12-13-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By theopowers

What's up with these cable guides?

Picked up this bare Specialized Sequoia frame a while back and am building it up for a friend. 2001 model I think. I went to route the rear brake cable, and the cable guides aren't "stops" - they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By theopowers

Thanks! Now I would have to get past the...

Thanks!

Now I would have to get past the psychological barrier of paying nearly as much for the fronts as I did for the rears. Is it worth it for my art?:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By theopowers

'06-07 Centaur gray front hubs - any sightings?

Anybody seen any '06-07 Centaur gray front hubs for sale out there on the web? I got a couple rears for a couple builds, but can't seem to locate anybody with a stock of the fronts hanging around....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By theopowers

Cool, thanks. Do you know if the q factors are...

Cool, thanks. Do you know if the q factors are different as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By theopowers

Why are Campy spindles different lengths for doubles in different groupos?

Looking at trying out a cheap Veloce compact crank for square spindle bb. Currently running a bike with a Record crank and a Chorus square bb.

Looking online, Record and Chorus bb's for "double"...
09-20-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By theopowers

Yeah, that's an option. Has anybody run a chain...

Yeah, that's an option. Has anybody run a chain with two or more power links?

Just seems weird, but I guess theoretically you could run a whole chain of powerlinks? I'm sure the guys at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By theopowers

sram non-power link pin?

I put this in Mechanics, but nobody's looking at it, so reposting it here:

So, let's say...er, someone...was pulling some parts off one frame to put on another, and wasn't paying attention and...
09-19-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By theopowers

Sram non-power link pin?

So, let's say...er, someone...was pulling some parts off one frame to put on another, and wasn't paying attention and assumed the chain was Shimano along with the rest of the parts. Said idiot used a...
04-11-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By theopowers

Ugh, you're right. $51 + ship. Bleah.

Ugh, you're right. $51 + ship. Bleah.
04-11-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By theopowers

Agree with the consensus here. Some are...

Agree with the consensus here. Some are transferable, most are not, and it's very unlikely the time invested would be worth anything near the money saved.

One thing that might make your current...
04-11-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By theopowers

Thanks, I'll check those out. One unnamed online...

Thanks, I'll check those out. One unnamed online store suggested just packing loose bearings, but I don't think they were familiar with headset - that would leave no seals and the bearings would be...
04-06-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By theopowers

1" headset bearings

Tech docs online show I need 5/32"x18 cartridge bearings for a Dura Ace 7410 headset. Any advice on where to buy? Or other advertised measurements for the same item?

I looked at ABI's webpage but...
03-15-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By theopowers

While many of us can go on and on and on and on...

While many of us can go on and on and on and on and on ad infinitum about road bikes and brands and components and setups and conversions and compatibility, very few of us know anything about trikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,423
Posted By theopowers

If they're going to electronic, just hardwire it....

If they're going to electronic, just hardwire it. Jammer shouldn't affect that.
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