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08-25-18, 12:20 AM
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Posted By headloss

One thing to keep in mind is that when you get a...

One thing to keep in mind is that when you get a dent, the metal stretches.. it's not going to shrink back up. So, don't convince yourself that it's possible to just "pop it" back into place. You may...
08-23-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By headloss

Chainstay angle & front derailleur shopping

As many of you are probably aware, Shimano produces mountain bike front derailleurs that fall into two categories depending on the angle of the chainstay to the seatpost (one for 66 to 69 and the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,183
Posted By headloss

She does. It's funny, because that was not a look...

She does. It's funny, because that was not a look I found attractive a year ago... then I discovered an incredible music-crush on Sarah which has now made even Chelsea kind of hot in my eyes. lol
...
Forum: Foo
10-28-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,183
Posted By headloss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQk9EdG4Rk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQk9EdG4Rk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1oqTmxA9s
Forum: Foo
10-28-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,183
Posted By headloss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJswSzfE70 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJswSzfE70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWw0bozukeo
^(Decemberists cover)
Forum: Foo
10-28-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 21,183
Posted By headloss

Only during the night... ;) ...

Only during the night... ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf46Mnfii1k
05-15-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By headloss

I don't think what you are calling a "shim" is a...

I don't think what you are calling a "shim" is a shim.
05-14-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By headloss

Octalink v1 is no longer made, so scratch that...

Octalink v1 is no longer made, so scratch that off your list. You can still buy a crank/bb but they are getting more difficult to find.

Beyond that, ask around, maybe a friend has some spare...
05-14-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By headloss

google "stem calculator" as that will help you...

google "stem calculator" as that will help you sort it out... you can plug in the numbers.

I would recommend against a 40 degree stem. Anything above 25, in my opinion, will give you fidgety...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,743
Posted By headloss

Order anything you want online, guilt free. Just...

Order anything you want online, guilt free. Just don't "show room." Don't go to the LBS to try stuff on or try stuff out and then order it for a lower price online. If you try it, and like it, buy it...
05-13-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By headloss

Don't fall for the bs that gets repeated...

Don't fall for the bs that gets repeated online... Campy, Sram, and Shimano all have "variable cable pull." I've measured them.

Don't over think it. 11 speed Campy pulling a shimano 9speed RD on...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,405
Posted By headloss

Shocks, even with lockout, seem unnecessary for...

Shocks, even with lockout, seem unnecessary for roads (paved or dirt). The question is which is a better compromise for the variation of terrain that you expect. How do they compare for max tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,958
Posted By headloss

It depends on the frame, on the gearing, on the...

It depends on the frame, on the gearing, on the fit, etc., etc.. (for either bike type). You can make a hybrid go fast but you'll find a bike with drop bars is just more cooperative and more fun to...
04-20-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By headloss

No. I struggled with 28mm tires. My advise is...

No. I struggled with 28mm tires. My advise is 32mm and up for the C&O... not sure how that suggestion would change for a tandem but I'd say aim for about 60psi.
04-16-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By headloss

No. IIRC, the 2011 and 2012 power shift will push...

No. IIRC, the 2011 and 2012 power shift will push a double or triple but starting in 2013 this was no longer the case for Athena/Centaur/Veloce (although at this point the triple specific shifter was...
04-14-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,107
Posted By headloss

There is a LOT of bs in this post. Sorry mate,...

There is a LOT of bs in this post. Sorry mate, but try to find the actual peer-reviewed papers that support these claims... most of it is just urban-legend from sites like naturalnews and mercola.
...
04-14-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,107
Posted By headloss

I quit the soda about three months ago now.....

I quit the soda about three months ago now.. biggest difference for me is energy levels. I can ride longer without the bonk. I feel more energetic throughout the day. No difference in my tummy.

ps...
04-14-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By headloss

Carefully? Just use it liberally. Yes, use a rust...

Carefully? Just use it liberally. Yes, use a rust stopping primer (with zinc) if there is any question whether you got all of the rust.

Steerer tube, as suggested by above poster or if you can get...
04-14-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,832
Posted By headloss

Some weird answers in here... I don't have a...

Some weird answers in here... I don't have a bicycle computer and I've been riding for seven years now, don't have a need for one. CO2 is nice, but start with a pump, you can get something that gets...
Forum: Foo
04-14-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,015
Posted By headloss

Tried to order at 1130 and no-go... so much for...

Tried to order at 1130 and no-go... so much for the extra 20%.

FYI
04-11-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By headloss

Sounds like you have the 8speed Campy free hub......

Sounds like you have the 8speed Campy free hub... in which case, the Campy 9/10/11 cassette won't fit without swapping out the freehub itself. There used to be a replacement part available to...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By headloss

Are you actually in Chicago or one of the burbs?...

Are you actually in Chicago or one of the burbs? Finding a local club is a good way to get the wheels rolling.
04-05-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By headloss

Athena and below are indexed, not micro-ratchet....

Athena and below are indexed, not micro-ratchet. I run an Athena 11 setup with Shimano 9 and it works well. My FD is a 105 and it shifts fine, although I'm swapping to a Centaur FD and a double...
03-26-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,257
Posted By headloss

Every disc brake bike I've owned or performed...

Every disc brake bike I've owned or performed maintenance on has had rubbing issues... I'm told higher end disc brakes are less likely to have these issues but I haven't used any. In my experience,...
Forum: Foo
03-26-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,089
Posted By headloss

Thanks for everything you brought to this...

Thanks for everything you brought to this community. So sorry to hear we lost you. Peace and a joyful life to your family and friends that are left behind.
03-18-15, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,484
Posted By headloss

I did my cables with a clear heat shrink, but...

I did my cables with a clear heat shrink, but dirt can still get underneath it and it starts to look like crap. I wouldn't bother heat shrinking the ends either, as they tend to eventually fall off,...
02-19-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By headloss

I'd try the bikepgh message board or warmshowers

I'd try the bikepgh message board or warmshowers
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,519
Posted By headloss

We're talking about $30 more for a tire set given...

We're talking about $30 more for a tire set given my options, my budget is that tight right now... not going to pay $30 more for a tire set that I believe is equivalent. If the Pro4 has gone down...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,519
Posted By headloss

It's a good thought... if I see any threads re:...

It's a good thought... if I see any threads re: pro4 e's having issues going forward, I'll be sure to ask about rim width and maybe we will establish a pattern (then again, maybe not).
02-19-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By headloss

Most likely the FD will work without issue... but...

Most likely the FD will work without issue... but it depends on the specific FD too, you can't expect definitive answers from an online forum when you aren't posting the specific model numbers!
Forum: Touring
02-19-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By headloss

Unless the point of my tour was to be a...

Unless the point of my tour was to be a photography expedition... I'd go as small as possible. I usually carry a small digital with manual controls like the Nikon S90/100/110 and it suits my needs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,519
Posted By headloss

Ask me again in a few months... I just bought a...

Ask me again in a few months... I just bought a set of Pro4 E but have to wait until the snow melts. :(

I hope they aren't problematic, I can't afford the Conti$
02-19-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 73,106
Posted By headloss

$7k bikes exist become some people are willing to...

$7k bikes exist become some people are willing to spend that much. LOL
Improvements are marginal and at great expense after a certain point, for me, something around $4k is the cutoff before I'm...
02-18-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By headloss

Shimano had to redesign their deore level mtb hub...

Shimano had to redesign their deore level mtb hub because the freehub was failing when a 36t cassette was combined with a 29"/700c wheel. I think failure is more likely in a mtb-ing scenario than a...
Forum: Foo
02-18-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By headloss

hang it in the bathroom and label it the...

hang it in the bathroom and label it the "thinking cap."
02-18-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By headloss

Since it's an external Shimano crank, you need...

Since it's an external Shimano crank, you need HollowTech2 cups of some sort... no clue which kind, because telling us it's a Canyon frame isn't enough info. What specific frame and year?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,186
Posted By headloss

Disagree, but whatevs. I think the mechanic...

Disagree, but whatevs. I think the mechanic probably knew better than the OP. I feel strongly that a ruler is an inappropriate tool to check chain wear. I think that Campagnolo's method of checking...
02-16-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,878
Posted By headloss

I think it's mostly due to Jamis being a small...

I think it's mostly due to Jamis being a small player, relatively speaking. Why don't more large brands make steel? It has more to do with boardroom decisions than assumptions about steel by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,186
Posted By headloss

A ruler doesn't measure the wear of the...

A ruler doesn't measure the wear of the rollers... and that is the real concern, not "stretch." You aren't measuring anything relevant with a ruler. You won't know if your chain is damaging your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,624
Posted By headloss

Not limited to bike shops... I needed a...

Not limited to bike shops...

I needed a transmission rebuild in my car. Called a shop and asked when they could LOOK at it. Dropped it off on the day that they said to. Almost two weeks later, I...
02-15-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By headloss

"intimidates the guys around me..." LOL, I'm...

"intimidates the guys around me..."

LOL, I'm thinking it's something other than intimidation, but who knows?

He's right about one thing, he's confident. Then again, look at the sig, seems like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By headloss

sheesh 2011 vs 2013... practically the same year...

sheesh 2011 vs 2013... practically the same year in the bicycle world, you're over thinking it. I thought this was going to be a thread about a twenty year old bike with Dura Ace vs a 2014 bike with...
02-15-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,097
Posted By headloss

That's so 452 chain lube threads ago...

That's so 452 chain lube threads ago...
02-15-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,878
Posted By headloss

Sometimes if you know exactly what you want, you...

Sometimes if you know exactly what you want, you have to build it yourself. No one is going to care that the bike is not "stock" if you replace the triple-specific parts with the appropriate...
02-15-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By headloss

If you are mechanically inclined, take it apart...

If you are mechanically inclined, take it apart and put it back together. If not, buy a new one.

Most likely, it can be fixed... I had an older Shimano mtb mechanical disc brake that did the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,430
Posted By headloss

It comes down to volume... not enough Campy PT...

It comes down to volume... not enough Campy PT cranks around to be bothered; same goes with other specialty tools. Shimano rules the aftermarket by benefit of their sales volume and Campy goes out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,430
Posted By headloss

Did they dump Mirage and Xenon? Or did they just...

Did they dump Mirage and Xenon? Or did they just slap a "Veloce" sticker on them? Veloce and Centaur, at least, were downgraded when the other two went away. I think they were reacting to market...
02-13-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,092
Posted By headloss

I think it's kind of superficial and "hey look at...

I think it's kind of superficial and "hey look at me!" Granted, that may not be the case what-so-ever with you, yet that is the impression it gives off (because lots of men do run/ride topless for...
02-12-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,895
Posted By headloss

Hurray! Boo! While I believe all...

Hurray!



Boo!

While I believe all frames should wear Campy, that's particularly true in this case.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,682
Posted By headloss

They're all somewhere between LX and XT. I...

They're all somewhere between LX and XT. I believe that they are named/numbered based on when they are released, not as tiers. 3N80 is the recent incarnation. I have a 3N71 and I can't even get parts...
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