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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,587
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a...

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a piece of old inner tube as insulation. When you use the inflator things get really cold really quick. The tube will give you just enough time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,562
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By MidTNBrad

...Additional info: Check this page on the...

...Additional info: Check this page on the BBInfinite web site (https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-shimano) specific to Shimano cranksets. It shows lots of bottom brackets standards with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think there may be something lost in...

I think there may be something lost in translation here. The first step, at least for me, would be to find the bottom bracket standard that your frame has. You list the measurements above but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,255
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works...

I have Ultegra 6870 on my bike and it works great. It came that way so I didn't build it myself, though. My advice is to go to the Shimano Technical Document web site here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on...

I'd reach out to trekmogul, he'll have advice on what to get.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By MidTNBrad

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so...

BBRight is basically a PF30 that is wider so you'll need a BBRight specific BB, especially since it's threaded together in the frame. Also your Rotor crank is 30mm so I'd go with this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,528
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll give a shout-out to these guys....

I'll give a shout-out to these guys. https://rolwheels.com/ I got a set of their Race SLRs a few years ago and have had zero issues with them. 30mm depth, relatively light weight for what they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By MidTNBrad

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!

Everyone loves NBD. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this....

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this. Hope to be 200 or less for the ride. In any event I'm not going to be dancing up those mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but...

I'll see you there! I registered yesterday but I'm just doing the 3 gap. First time for me and if all goes well I'll plan on doing the full 6 gap next year.
03-31-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By MidTNBrad

Rookie Mistake

Sure enough, I didn't have the inner ring installed properly. There is a little tab indicating that it must be installed in-line with the crank arm. Much, much better. Thanks for the help.
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03-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and...

Yep, I bet that's it. I've got the old ring and it does have a tab that I didn't notice. I had a 20% chance of blindly getting it right and I guess I wasn't lucky.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 477,294
Posted By MidTNBrad

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Old Natchez Trace -- Franklin, TN
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By MidTNBrad

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version...

How old is your bike? I have a 6800 version Ultegra Di2 on mine and the dfly unit is ANT only, no Bluetooth. I can only connect to via a PC and a USB cable.

Edit: I re-read your post and it does...
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By MidTNBrad

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on...

So....I removed the bolts and they were dry on the outside and it looked like the threads had threadlock on them. This was the first time they were removed in five years so I figured keeping them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 864,760
Posted By MidTNBrad

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s....

Serotta was my dream bike growing up in the '80s. I really wanted the bright yellow Davis Phinney. Yours is quite the looker too!
11-24-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By MidTNBrad

Just closing the loop on this one. I tried...

Just closing the loop on this one. I tried cutting out a piece of aluminum from a piece of downspout I had around the garage. It fit tightly between the handlebar and stem but it must have been too...
11-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By MidTNBrad

How about some carbon fiber paste?

How about some carbon fiber paste?
11-12-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By MidTNBrad

The great thing about standards is that there are...

The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,640
Posted By MidTNBrad

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:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,096
Posted By MidTNBrad

Sharp looking R3! Enjoy the ride!

Sharp looking R3! Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,913
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've flashed many a WRT54Gs with DD-WRT!

I've flashed many a WRT54Gs with DD-WRT!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,913
Posted By MidTNBrad

Well, I own an R3 too -- the black frame with the...

Well, I own an R3 too -- the black frame with the white top tube. Is that the one you have? I think that is the paint job circa 2015 - 2016. I also have an old Litespeed Tuscany in titanium. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,422
Posted By MidTNBrad

I find that if I ride hard on a day, two days...

I find that if I ride hard on a day, two days later I'm faster with normal perceived effort. Also cooler and not having the sun beat down on me definitely helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By MidTNBrad

Just for the record, I'm one really hansom guy. :)

Just for the record, I'm one really hansom guy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,282
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in...

I'm still riding my Litespeed Tuscany I bought in 1999.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,780
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'd love to help, but the LBS who did my install...

I'd love to help, but the LBS who did my install is out of business now and I haven't kept up with the mechanic who did the job for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,915
Posted By MidTNBrad

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti...

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti frame discussions, but here it is again. '99 frame updated to 5800 105 a couple of years ago.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,598
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have the 6800 version of Di2 (previous version)...

I have the 6800 version of Di2 (previous version) and have the external junction box because the bar end wasn't available. I'd go with the bar end if I were purchasing now.

I got one of these to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 864,760
Posted By MidTNBrad

1999 Litespeed Tuscany. I rebuilt it with silver...

1999 Litespeed Tuscany. I rebuilt it with silver 105 a couple of years ago. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,214
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't know anything about them but that web...

I don't know anything about them but that web site does look a little off. I noticed their encryption certificate is out of date and self-signed which in non-technical terms means do not trust. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,345
Posted By MidTNBrad

I was riding out in the country when a guy on a...

I was riding out in the country when a guy on a motorcycle passed me. He then proceeds to slow down to the point I catch him, sticks out his arm and waves me to give him a fist bump. Fist bump...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 477,294
Posted By MidTNBrad

Leipers Fork, TN

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's the coolest and most terrifying thing I've...

That's the coolest and most terrifying thing I've seen on BF. Looks like it would work though!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,214
Posted By MidTNBrad

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle from...

Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow Saddle from Excel Sports for $78.00. (https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=SLR+Kit+Carbonio+Flow+Saddle+OE&vendorCode=SELLE&major=1&minor=18)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,488
Posted By MidTNBrad

Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla...

Well, to bring this back full circle...guadzilla you got a great bike in a great colorway**. I hope you have a great time with it.

**This one's hard to beat, though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,488
Posted By MidTNBrad

Red and black is a good combination and the owner...

Red and black is a good combination and the owner of the LBS had that R5 setup for a while on the Saturday morning rides. I dig the way it looks.

As for the uncut steerer, yesterday was the first...
03-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,895
Posted By MidTNBrad

A Haiku: Covid-19 looms Schools and...

A Haiku:

Covid-19 looms
Schools and businesses shut down
Let's go for a ride
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,488
Posted By MidTNBrad

Cervelos have a lifetime warranty as long as you...

Cervelos have a lifetime warranty as long as you are the original owner.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,470
Posted By MidTNBrad

There are three buttons on the face nearest the...

There are three buttons on the face nearest the rider, up/down buttons on the right side and a power button on the left side. No issues so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,470
Posted By MidTNBrad

I moved from a Garmin 510 to the Bolt. I had...

I moved from a Garmin 510 to the Bolt. I had maybe 1-2 lockups on the Garmin over the 2 years I had it but have had no lockups/lost data on the Bolt since I've gotten it a little over a year ago. ...
03-02-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,771
Posted By MidTNBrad

Sunrise on a normal route for me. ...

Sunrise on a normal route for me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,395
Posted By MidTNBrad

No oil, just paraffin and Teflon.

No oil, just paraffin and Teflon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,395
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks. I got a cheap $10 crock pot and some...

Thanks. I got a cheap $10 crock pot and some gulf wax yesterday and cleaned my chain with mineral spirits this morning. Also made sure to clean my cassette, rigs and jockey wheels to where there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 823,214
Posted By MidTNBrad

Excel Sports: Cervelo C5 Ultegra for ~$3,000...

Excel Sports: Cervelo C5 Ultegra for ~$3,000 (https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=C5+Ultegra+R8020+Disc+Bicycle&vendorCode=CERVELO&major=1&minor=35)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By MidTNBrad

I had this happen on my old bike. The ratcheting...

I had this happen on my old bike. The ratcheting mechanism in the shifter wouldn't catch. Follow This video
09-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,021
Posted By MidTNBrad

Just a follow-up..... a few days after my above...

Just a follow-up..... a few days after my above post, the shifter is working as expected. I guess there must have been some gunk in there that finally dissolved away from either the contact cleaner...
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