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09-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By Carbonated

Great!

Inspiring - thanks for sharing!
09-11-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks everyone!

Appreciate the info...
09-11-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Carbonated

25mm diameter seat post

I am having a difficult time finding a 25 mm diameter aluminum seat post for my Look KG281.
The Look original carbon seat post is old and starting slipping due to a poor 2 piece wedge shaped clamp....
09-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Carbonated

25 mm diameter seatpost

I am having a difficult time finding a 25 mm diameter aluminum seat post for my Look KG281.
The Look original carbon seat post is old and starting slipping due to a poor 2 piece wedge shaped clamp....
08-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Carbonated

I live in Raleigh and use the greenways...

I live in Raleigh and use the greenways occasionally (I live .5 miles from one) - though mostly during the winter months as I am a roadie.
I've been here 33 years and can't recall anything like this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,007
Posted By Carbonated

Glad you are getting better and are back on the...

Glad you are getting better and are back on the bike!
08-09-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By Carbonated

I felt it...

It happened before my ride but here in Raleigh -I was the only one among several neighbors who felt it. Some were walking and didn't feel it.
I was on the second floor just getting out of bed when I...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,563
Posted By Carbonated

Good question

I will bring it up with him. Best of both worlds - comfort with more performance.
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,563
Posted By Carbonated

No...

he has a 2 wheel with diamond frame - I should have been more clear.
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,563
Posted By Carbonated

I agree

Steamer
"Why is your friend not considering 2-wheels? Much faster."

I agree with you and he has a two wheeler but has back issues and feels more comfortable on the recumbent.
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,563
Posted By Carbonated

Cat trike, Velotechnik, or Performer?

I have a friend who recently decided he would go with a recumbent due to back issues - he is 40 years old.
There is a Cat trike dealer in the area and took the the villager for a spin and liked it....
06-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Carbonated

KoolStops it is...thanks!

KoolStops it is...thanks!
06-28-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Carbonated

Dura Ace 7700 replacements brake pads

Although I havenít put a lot of research into it, I havenít been able to find Shimano 7700 replacement brake pads.
If they are no longer available, what can I get for replacements? I measured the...
05-17-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Carbonated

I used your method...

I flushed with WD-40 and it appears to have fixed it. Tomorrow I will lube with Tri-Flow.

Thanks!!
05-15-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Carbonated

DA 7800 left shifter issue

Recently the DA 7800 chain ring shifter is not working at times.

When I am on the big chain ring and try to shift down to the smaller chain ring the inner shift lever does not catch (no...
03-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
Posted By Carbonated

Back aleady?

The speed of your recovery, especially considering the severity of the injuries you suffered, is nothing short of amazing!
Nice to see your pictures again - I lived in California for 10 years in my...
01-15-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,511
Posted By Carbonated

Sad news. I am starting to wonder if age is...

Sad news.
I am starting to wonder if age is the reason I have made a couple of careless moves/decisions on my road bike recently.
I may start riding greenways which would be a huge step down from...
01-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,655
Posted By Carbonated

Sorry to hear about your accident. I always...

Sorry to hear about your accident. I always looked forward to your pictures.
I hope the doctor reports continue to be favorable.
Keep us up to date on your progress!
08-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,312
Posted By Carbonated

Great

Wow - that is impressive! Doubtful he would spend that much time in the saddle if he didn't enjoy it.
If it's an obsession, it's a good one to have.
07-05-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,009
Posted By Carbonated

I rode the Firecracker metric century in Raleigh....

I rode the Firecracker metric century in Raleigh. I consistently ride 3 times a week but I haven't ridden in a metric for several years. I had no intentions of riding this year as I have participated...
06-08-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,629
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks Maelochs

Thanks for the feedback Maelochs and your kind words. I shouldn't have been a smart@$$ about it.
Wish we could have a beer or two together. I will have an extra one in your honor:)
Peace out!
06-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,629
Posted By Carbonated

Good info...

Lots of good information - thanks. I have to agree Maelochs, my question wasn't very clear.

I mainly wanted feedback from those who have experience with 1X's and the type of riding they do. I...
06-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,629
Posted By Carbonated

Really?

Is it really that obvious? The reason I ask this is because a (winning) competitive mountain and cross cyclist (and accomplished mechanical engineer) disagreed with me on what drivetrain a friend...
06-06-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,629
Posted By Carbonated

Sram 1x

I'm curious if anyone is running or has run a SRAM 1X drivetrain. I work with an accomplished mountain and cross biker who claims in the future it will dominate the market.

I was skeptical...
06-04-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 595,724
Posted By Carbonated

Stunning

Stunning
05-13-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonated

I'll replace the hub

I think I will buy a new free hub as suggested and that will take care of the drive side.
I will try regreasing the cup on the non drive side and hopefully it will be OK. If not, I would like to...
05-12-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonated

Yes, it's both cups. I damaged the freehub...

Yes, it's both cups.

I damaged the freehub cup. I tried to remove it from the backside of the hub by tapping it with a screwdriver.
I saw a video on youtube which claimed it worked but evidently...
05-10-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Carbonated

Is my DA 7700 rear hub cooked?

My Mavic Open Pro rear wheel with DA 7700 started to make some grinding noise.
I took axle off and the cones and ball bearings look fine.
I spun the wheel with my finger in the bearing cup and feel...
04-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Carbonated

Nice

Good to see you have recovered fully and are back on the bike again!!
Looks like you're having a great time even though it's raining.
I don't mind the rain if it's warm enough - I have a fender...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,913
Posted By Carbonated

Great

That's a great average speed - congrats!
Look forward to seeing pictures.
01-26-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Carbonated

It's done.

I decided to take the bike in to the LBs and have it removed. He had a special forked tool and easily removed it.

It turned out the new crank I bought which was a 42-32-22 tooth caused a problem...
01-26-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Carbonated

Some progress....another question

OK, I was able to remove the BB nut on the non drive side amazing easy considering it's been on for 20 years.

The drive side is a mystery. There isn't a nut but a fairly large metal piece that...
01-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Carbonated

Problem removing Bottom Bracket

I bought a new crankset for my old 1997 Trek 820 beater as the current one is the original. To make a long story short, I stripped the inner threads on the drive side crank arm and cannot get the...
01-14-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,662
Posted By Carbonated

No through axle

I didn't look closely enough to see it was not a through axle.

I had been advised in the past by a mechanical engineer and competitive mountain biker that it is very desirable to have a through...
01-13-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,662
Posted By Carbonated

Why ToughRoad

After riding road bikes for many years, due to the fact I can now ride a greenway from my house to a state park and take in some gravel/trails, I want a relatively cheap ride.
Don't need a...
01-13-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,662
Posted By Carbonated

Is 2019 Giant Toughroad model worth the extra money?

I'm looking into purchasing a Giant Toughroad and since a 2018 model is available for about $100 less, wonder if the 2019 model is worth the extra $.
Any opinions appreciated.

2019 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,913
Posted By Carbonated

Anxiously awaiting an update TM....

Anxiously awaiting an update TM....
12-09-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 15,039
Posted By Carbonated

Wrong

No, you are 100% wrong.The reason he is disliked is because of actions like those shown in the video below.
He'll never be forgiven because he is about as bad of a human being as possible.
And he...
10-24-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By Carbonated

The opposite for me

I live in Raleigh and for the most part hate summer.
Riding is fine as long as I leave early morning and get back before lunch. But working outside in the heat and humidity not to mention pollen...
10-05-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 706,395
Posted By Carbonated

LOOK KG281 rebuild

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/look_kg281_e4be3cac21508c7c9f6224277e2fd07f2b2006da.jpg
I put my 2001 LOOK away over 5 years ago but recently decided to build it back...
09-03-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Carbonated

Just wanted to confirm that I figured out the...

Just wanted to confirm that I figured out the cable housing issue and I've had the bike out several times with no issues.
I probably made it worse than it was but at least I'm on the road.
BTW, the...
09-03-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Carbonated

If you decide on upgrading components....

Not sure if new components is your best upgrade but I just took my LOOK KG281 frame out of mothballs and built it up.
Since I have 2 other bikes with Dura Ace components and I am going to use the...
08-27-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Carbonated

Here is an example...

An example in the link below but it doesn't look correct.


1. Unless I am seeing it wrong, it looks like the front brake cable housing is coming from the right shifter and the rear from the left....
08-26-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Carbonated

@ Paul Rubbing up against each other sometimes...

@ Paul
Rubbing up against each other sometimes so hard they snap into place with some constriction..thx
08-26-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Carbonated

Bar tape not on yet...

I'll try this tomorrow...thx
08-26-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Carbonated

Shifter cable housings rubbing against brake housing causing issues

I am having an issue trying to install shifter housing cables onto my old Look KG281. I just bought a Shimano road Tiagra 4700 groupset. I also have another bike with Shimano DA components (7700).
...
08-11-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,203
Posted By Carbonated

Converting 1" steerer tube stem to 1-1/8"

I could run down the the LBS and ask these questions but it's so hot I don't want to leave the house....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,012
Posted By Carbonated

Beautiful Pinarello! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Pinarello! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,396
Posted By Carbonated

Awesome

I'm late seeing this but it is an awesome post!
Keep us updated as it seems you travel quite a bit.
01-01-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,117
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks

Andrew
Thanks for the in depth explanation!
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