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10-21-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Phil from VA

Maybe sanding the wedge would help rough it up so...

Maybe sanding the wedge would help rough it up so that it would hold better. To remove it, loosen the wedge bolt a few turns and then tap it down with a rubber mallet. It should come out so you can...
10-21-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By Phil from VA

You could shut up and ride.

You could shut up and ride.
10-21-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By Phil from VA

Even after having probably 75 bikes over the last...

Even after having probably 75 bikes over the last 15 years from tandems to recumbents to mountain to road to touring, from 7 speed Suntour to 10 speed Campy, triples and doubles, 1 inch quill...
10-21-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By Phil from VA

Dear genius, sorry I have offended you, but if...

Dear genius, sorry I have offended you, but if you ask a stupid question you may get a stupid answer. Post a picture of you bike when you finish it.
Despite your vast knowledge, if you replace...
10-21-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

Sorry, wrong person.

Sorry, wrong person.
10-21-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

The taper is all standard except Campy, pretty...

The taper is all standard except Campy, pretty much. You said in a different post that you have a 135 rear dropout and mountain rear hub didn't you? What's with the 130 Ultegra? Won't work if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Phil from VA

The 2007 doesn't have a bottom bracket, it has...

The 2007 doesn't have a bottom bracket, it has the outboard bearings. The bearings are only available in Record.
10-21-06, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By Phil from VA

I don't know anything about your frame, but you...

I don't know anything about your frame, but you can't put a 1.125 fork on a frame that takes a 1". You can't switch from integrated headsets to non integrated. Your fork's geometry is probably set...
10-18-06, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

I assume you have a mountain bike rear hub?

I assume you have a mountain bike rear hub?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Phil from VA

If you want high pressure, consider the Vredstein...

If you want high pressure, consider the Vredstein clinchers.
10-18-06, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Phil from VA

The Breakaway adds almost no weight and is really...

The Breakaway adds almost no weight and is really stiff. The S&S frame was pretty heavy (Gunnar Roadie). One of the folks at Ritchey said they tested the system by using it on their cyclocross team...
10-18-06, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

Don't worry about the chainline. If you are off...

Don't worry about the chainline. If you are off 2 mm you will never know.
10-17-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Phil from VA

Goes on first. Too thin to have much impact on...

Goes on first. Too thin to have much impact on the chainline.
10-17-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Phil from VA

Need a $3 spacer.

Need a $3 spacer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,154
Posted By Phil from VA

Rode Alpe d Huez two weeks ago with a 34/50 and...

Rode Alpe d Huez two weeks ago with a 34/50 and 13/29. Campy medium cage derailleur. Tops out at about 26 mph on a flat road.
10-17-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Phil from VA

That gearing might limit you to a 10 mph top...

That gearing might limit you to a 10 mph top speed. Plan on climbing some Alps?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Phil from VA

The campy should work, according to an article in...

The campy should work, according to an article in Cycling Plus magazine. I'll bet you can get a replacement freehub from Bontrager for under $75 (just the splined gizmo). They are cheap and quick...
10-17-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Phil from VA

Make sure you have a clamp on front derailleur,...

Make sure you have a clamp on front derailleur, which you can move up and down the seattube. If its brazed onto the frame, you will be limited on how small you can go.
Otherwise, it should work.
10-17-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

If the crank and BB come as a combo, then the...

If the crank and BB come as a combo, then the 112.5 should work. I believe that square taper BBs are usually 112.5 to 118 for a triple.
Your frame is made for an English BB. Make sure you buy one....
10-17-06, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Phil from VA

I believe that the road and mountain shifters...

I believe that the road and mountain shifters pull a different amount of cable. A road shifter and a road front derailleur MAY work with a mountain crankset.
10-17-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Phil from VA

I've owned an S&S bike and a Ritchey Breakaway. ...

I've owned an S&S bike and a Ritchey Breakaway. Greatly prefer the breakaway system. I disliked the S&S system.
10-17-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Phil from VA

I understand that all 9 speed road and mountain...

I understand that all 9 speed road and mountain rear derailleurs from Shimano are indexed the same. I don't believe that is true for front derailleurs. Road and mountain don't mix. I'd recommend...
10-17-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Phil from VA

It should work as long as the BB you are buying...

It should work as long as the BB you are buying is an English BB.
04-21-06, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Phil from VA

I don't think that chain compatibility is the...

I don't think that chain compatibility is the issue, its the cassette spacing. Just buy a conversion cassette. They are Ultegra plates with spacers made to work with Campy. I think the QBP catalog...
04-21-06, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By Phil from VA

You need an installer made for ISIS. They cost a...

You need an installer made for ISIS. They cost a little under $15.
03-22-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,221
Posted By Phil from VA

A reasonably priced product is Boshield spray. ...

A reasonably priced product is Boshield spray. Its available at boating supply stores.
I don't know if I'd start drilling holes. The steel in the BB area is pretty thick, so it would take a while...
03-03-06, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Phil from VA

My bike shop ordered some straight pull spokes...

My bike shop ordered some straight pull spokes from Wheelsmith.
02-25-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Phil from VA

I have the same frame, and had the same problem. ...

I have the same frame, and had the same problem. Same problem with my Opera Leonardo by Pinarello. I called Gita to confirm.
02-25-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Phil from VA

I had the same problem. One person holds the...

I had the same problem. One person holds the frame and the other knocks it in place. Don't rest the frame on anything solid or you will damage it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Phil from VA

I bought a bike Tommasini and it was about 1/2...

I bought a bike Tommasini and it was about 1/2 the US price. No savings on Campy components.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-18-06, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By Phil from VA

I had a Miele a few years ago and had the same...

I had a Miele a few years ago and had the same question. I called the company and got the owner on the phone. I asked him what Columbus tubes were used in my frame. His reply was that without...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Phil from VA

Looks wrong. Both brake cables go outside the...

Looks wrong. Both brake cables go outside the derailleur cables. Looks like you have the derailleur cables reversed. Right to right, left to left.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Phil from VA

I tried the Sheldon Brown custom 12/30 (just...

I tried the Sheldon Brown custom 12/30 (just bought the 30 plate) and I couldn't get smooth shifting where I removed the other plate.
If you are really challenged, spend $50 for a MTB derailler...
08-22-05, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,569
Posted By Phil from VA

I could be wrong, but facing isn't normally done...

I could be wrong, but facing isn't normally done on an aluminium (or carbon) frame. I think the tools that are out there are designed for steel. Also, quality control seems to have eliminated much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-05, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By Phil from VA

I have both cases. I used the soft case recently...

I have both cases. I used the soft case recently and had some significant damage: 4 damaged Ksyrium spokes ($40) and a dent in the top tube. This happened even with the velcro tube protectors. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By Phil from VA

I think that 12,000 miles might be end of life...

I think that 12,000 miles might be end of life for a cassette, depending on riding conditions. You could put the old chain back on if you kept it (any old chain may work.) You could also borrow a...
06-20-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Phil from VA

The Connex connector says its for a 6.2 chain,...

The Connex connector says its for a 6.2 chain, like the Wipperman. Campy says their chain is a 6.1. I have used them together and they seem to work OK. Superlink makes a link that is for a 6.1...
05-16-05, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Phil from VA

I'll bet its the washer. I've done the same...

I'll bet its the washer. I've done the same thing. Not a great design.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Phil from VA

Campy 8 speed is compatible between gruppos.

Campy 8 speed is compatible between gruppos.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-05, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Phil from VA

Just a guess, but in a road bike, 55 or 56 top...

Just a guess, but in a road bike, 55 or 56 top tube. Depends on use and your arm length. Racing bike maybe 55, touring 56 or 57.
03-27-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Phil from VA

I have a mountain bike tandem with 135 spacing...

I have a mountain bike tandem with 135 spacing that takes a 370 lb load including frame. Its pretty easy to build or buy a very strong 26 inch wheel. Just buy some downhill or freeride wheels (or...
03-27-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By Phil from VA

The least expensive option may be an inexpensive...

The least expensive option may be an inexpensive mountain bike derailleur and cassette. You get a 12-32 rear.
Compact cranks are also nice. They start at around $125 and give a 34 tooth small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,176
Posted By Phil from VA

I owned a Gunnar Roadie that was made with S&S...

I owned a Gunnar Roadie that was made with S&S couplings. I think it added about $300 to the frame, making the cost about $1200 (frame only.) Nice frame, but heavy with the couplings. If the...
03-21-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Phil from VA

It would be easier to give a suggestion if you...

It would be easier to give a suggestion if you could give us your price range.
03-21-05, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Phil from VA

For a chart that shows recommended tire widths by...

For a chart that shows recommended tire widths by rim size:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html#width
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,338
Posted By Phil from VA

I have a C40 with a brake cable stop rivetted in...

I have a C40 with a brake cable stop rivetted in backwards. Great QC. That should change now that they have announced that all of their production for mid and low range frames has been moved to...
03-20-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Phil from VA

Velocity Dyads are strong enough for tandems.

Velocity Dyads are strong enough for tandems.
03-20-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By Phil from VA

The Tektro 521 AG brakes, which will also work,...

The Tektro 521 AG brakes, which will also work, run about $50 a pair.
To save some more money, you could always use a downtube shifter for the front derailleur. You'd still have to come up with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-05, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By Phil from VA

If any of your wheels are Mavic Ksyrium, you can...

If any of your wheels are Mavic Ksyrium, you can easily replace just the freehub body. It should be about $50.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-05, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,176
Posted By Phil from VA

It seems to be a high quality part. If you are...

It seems to be a high quality part. If you are going to disassemble it just a few times a year, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are going to break it down 15 times a year, I'd get a spare clamp. ...
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