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06-04-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By nycbianchi

Physics question: Does pedal weight matter on a stationary bike?

I recently purchased a Peloton stationary bike and immediately replaced the stock pedals with KEO pedals to match my cycling shoes. I was struck by how heavy the stock pedals were: big chunks of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,077
Posted By nycbianchi

New Campy lever / hoods coming? (Sigh)

Anyone else see this post on Instagram this morning:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKC94-pDrUy/

I'm so disappointed. I have been a loyal Campy rider but they are losing so much of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,256,439
Posted By nycbianchi

https://is02.ezphotoshare.com/2016/08/23/8NKS9.jpg...

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Forum: Northeast
08-17-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By nycbianchi

Good rides starting/ending in Kennebunkport?

Can anyone recommend a good 50-60 mile ride form Kennebunkport? I'll be staying there for the weekend and want to get some miles in. Thanks!
08-14-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By nycbianchi

Thanks everyone for helping me to diagnose this...

Thanks everyone for helping me to diagnose this issue. (And you didn't even take the opportunity to mock Campy fussiness.) BF is the best.

In a sense you are all winners. However in another, more...
08-12-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By nycbianchi

I'm going to (though not until Sunday as I am...

I'm going to (though not until Sunday as I am traveling). But are we talking about a wide thingy between the 27t cog and the hub? Or a shim inside the cassette against the freehub? Or a thin thing up...
08-12-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By nycbianchi

This sounds like it could be the problem and...

This sounds like it could be the problem and definitely sounds like something I shouldn't be riding on even if it "works" now. What would the spacer look like? I'm having trouble picturing it.
08-12-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By nycbianchi

Rear axle locking if cassette is over-tightened?

I'm having an odd issue and wondering if the BF brain can help.

I just changed the cassette on my rear wheel and found that every time I tightened up the lockring, the axle froze, but only in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,158
Posted By nycbianchi

How many things are wrong in this photo?

Happy monday.

https://is02.ezphotoshare.com/2016/08/08/cU8Yx.jpg (https://www.ezphotoshare.com/image/cU8Yx)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By nycbianchi

In-laws were in town...

... Drivetrain will never be this clean again! (Also found some home repairs that needed to be done in the basement.)
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07-26-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By nycbianchi

The difference between fitting a bike and a bike that fits

^^ no and that's a great point. I'm going to try swapping saddles to see if that helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,461
Posted By nycbianchi

Not just near the water, on the water! 466871

Not just near the water, on the water!
466871
07-25-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By nycbianchi

The difference between fitting a bike and a bike that fits

After many years of cycling and enduring lower back pain which I assumed came with it, I recently purchased a custom bike. I've had it for about six months now and I'm amazed that I have absolutely...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By nycbianchi

Westport, CT rides?

I'm going to be staying with a friend in Westport this weekend and I'm looking to go out for a ~50 mile ride early one morning (probably saturday). Are there any shop rides or classic routes I...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By nycbianchi

Adding a post-mortem here in case others read the...

Adding a post-mortem here in case others read the thread later. I did the loop as planned above. Here is my route on Strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/338926523

It was a terrific,...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By nycbianchi

I was looking at routes online today. Based on...

I was looking at routes online today. Based on all the feedback above, I'm sold on making my way up to Sag Harbor and then taking the ferries across Shelter Island to Greenport. One question...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By nycbianchi

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Northeast
06-01-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By nycbianchi

Good rides in the Hamptons Fourth of July weekend?

I'm going to be visiting friends in Hampton Bays over Fourth of July weekend. I'll bring my bike. I usually pedal out to Montauk and back but I'm wondering if there are any organized rides or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,727
Posted By nycbianchi

I believe Serotta wound up shutting down...

I believe Serotta wound up shutting down completely. Great bikes, well-positioned as people seem more and more likely to spend ungodly amounts of money on their rides ... I think it was just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By nycbianchi

Enjoy. I'm riding my first season with the wide...

Enjoy. I'm riding my first season with the wide HED rims (and 25m tires) and really enjoying it. I went with production Ardennes but in retrospect wish I'd built up some Belgiums like you did. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,600
Posted By nycbianchi

I'd love to know if others have experience with...

I'd love to know if others have experience with the Smith Overtake or some of the new POC road helmets. Seems like there's a new trend towards this style of helmet...
05-28-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By nycbianchi

Not for flat repair but there's no reason* not to...

Not for flat repair but there's no reason* not to carry a couple of extra chain links just in case.

(*unless you ride 11sp which requires a crazy tool to peen new links, but then you can just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,661,652
Posted By nycbianchi

I posted this at the end of a long "building out...

I posted this at the end of a long "building out my new custom bike" thread but figured I'd re-post here just for the heck of it...
Seven Axiom SL with Campy Chorus, HED Ardennes, and Thomson...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

^^ Thanks. And nice link to Holland bikes; I...

^^ Thanks. And nice link to Holland bikes; I hadn't seen them before but they are stunning. I was focused on custom-fit bikes and more specifically ones offered by the LBS with an amazing fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

The frame is 3.2 lbs. I haven't weighed the...

The frame is 3.2 lbs. I haven't weighed the whole bike but I suppose you could add it up with the parts list above.

The crazy thing is that I've only been able to take the bike out a couple of...
Forum: Touring
03-24-15, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here just closing this out in case someone...

OP here just closing this out in case someone finds it in a search later. Going to the LBS was absolutely the right call. They were more than happy to measure spokes which fit exactly (about 5mm...
03-23-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,649
Posted By nycbianchi

I recently put white tape on my bike and was...

I recently put white tape on my bike and was surprised that it didn't look grubby for quite a while. Certainly doesn't wear as well as black tape but hey, pretty cheap to replace and always feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here -- I'm dying to take her out for a real...

OP here -- I'm dying to take her out for a real ride. I was able to go for a quick spin today just to see how she handles, though. Not as quick/responsive as it could be, but the ride is amazingly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here -- it's done! I will try to take some...

OP here -- it's done! I will try to take some better photos outdoors and post them elsewhere in BF but here's the first batch of shots...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here, appreciating the Campy love. Very glad...

OP here, appreciating the Campy love. Very glad I stuck to my guns on this one. FYI, the final build components are:
- Seven Axiom SL frame
- ENVE 2.0 fork
- Campy Chorus gruppo
- Chris King...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here -- the frame is done ... full bike will...

OP here -- the frame is done ... full bike will be built up at the LBS next week...

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Forum: Touring
03-09-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here. Sounds like the consensus is that I...

OP here. Sounds like the consensus is that I should find a local shop and head over with my rear wheel to pick out some spokes which fit. If for some reason I can't do that, a few mm isn't going to...
Forum: Touring
03-09-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By nycbianchi

I should say I got the wheelset used, and don't...

I should say I got the wheelset used, and don't have a great LBS to consult. I was planning to but the spokes online. Sounds like perhaps bring a couple of 294 and a couple of 296 and I should be...
Forum: Touring
03-08-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By nycbianchi

Correct spoke lengths for spares during a tour

I'm headed out for a tour of Scotland with my two oldest friends and want to be sure nothing keeps us from time together in the saddle. Therefore I'd like to bring some spare spokes in case of...
02-02-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 119,738
Posted By nycbianchi

How am I only now discovering this thread?!

How am I only now discovering this thread?!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

PS -- Yes I know I'll have to get a new front...

PS -- Yes I know I'll have to get a new front fork if I upgrade the brakes. Fine with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

Hmm ... I guess I am not done. Have been talking...

Hmm ... I guess I am not done. Have been talking with the LBS about "disc-proofing" the bike so that I have the option of adding Campy disc brakes one day when they figure those out. I intend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,256,439
Posted By nycbianchi

yep ... My first ride was a 90's steel Bianchi in...

yep ... My first ride was a 90's steel Bianchi in Celeste. I loved that bike. But then heck, look at my username...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By nycbianchi

Advice needed on disc-proofing a Seven Axiom build

I'm having a custom Seven built and Id like advice on potentially making it "future proof" by including a braze and space for disc brakes. (I'm a passionate Campy fan and want to build the bike now...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

One more question from the OP: should I go for a...

One more question from the OP: should I go for a fat, 44mm head tube? More modern look and better handling? Or some reason not to?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

FA63 - I'd love more detail on why you recommend...

FA63 - I'd love more detail on why you recommend the Campy wheels over the Mavics. I have been really torn between them. My main concern with the Campys is the spokes - the low spoke count doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

Well for what it's worth I think I've finalized...

Well for what it's worth I think I've finalized my choices:
- seven axiom sl frame
- enve fork
- Campy mechanical gruppo
- Mavic ksyrium sls
- Thomson stem and seatpost
- zipp sl-70 ergo...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

Answers to a couple of questions: The LBS is...

Answers to a couple of questions:

The LBS is extremely high-end; I believe they are one of the larger Seven retailers ... I have no concerns about their ability to provide an excellent fit and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here. I guess my original post was a...

OP here.
I guess my original post was a little vague but I was attempting to be open to any suggestions. I guess I will refine the question: If I get a Ti Seven Axiom SL with Campy Chorus...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

OP here -- was not expecting the blowback. Uh, I...

OP here -- was not expecting the blowback. Uh, I guess finally building my "really high-end, rest-of-my-life bike"? Sorry I haven't dreamed in sufficient detail. Honestly in my head this was Axiom...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,146
Posted By nycbianchi

Finally going to build my dream bike ... input please!

So a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and told myself if I got through it I was going to treat myself to my dream bike. Took me a few years but I think I'm ready to declare success...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By nycbianchi

Advice on my new build?

I'm about to get a wonderful, used Titanium frame, and I plan to strip it down and rebuild it from scratch, with new, decent-quality components. I'd love to get advice / critiques of the options. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By nycbianchi

As the OP I might as well weigh in. I don't...

As the OP I might as well weigh in. I don't honestly remember what I wound up riding, though I do recall tearing a cleat out and rummaging around a bike shop to find a replacement bolt. So I guess...
05-01-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By nycbianchi

Thanks for the Rubbermaid tip, fietsbob. Having...

Thanks for the Rubbermaid tip, fietsbob. Having sliding hooks will make a huge difference, and now I might as well standardize on Rubbermaid for the shelving, all things being equal. I'm also...
04-29-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By nycbianchi

Need help designing the dream bike shed

I have hired a general contractor to build a bike garage and work area on the side of my house, which needless to say is very exciting. I have the basic layout finalized, see below. It's going to...
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