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06-16-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,194
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Stuffing a connector with Nyogel 760G seems to be...

Stuffing a connector with Nyogel 760G seems to be what car makers do to their connectors, so makes sense to me. I just use the stuff on flashlight threads. Nyogel is incredibly expensive if you try...
05-01-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have a 90s Classic, which may be the same, but...

I have a 90s Classic, which may be the same, but I can't say. I just checked mine against a tap, and it looks to be metric 5mm x 0.8. Ditto on it may be damaged by previous owner....
01-26-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Noises are hard to troubleshoot on the internet....

Noises are hard to troubleshoot on the internet. Assuming it's not the front derailleur cage, I think you will have to do some listening yourself. A bike stand really helps here.
01-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I trust that will help. My daily commuter ride...

I trust that will help. My daily commuter ride has this derailleur and it stills works perfectly, although the jockey wheels are getting a little torn up.

I am using the SRAM 850 chain on my 7...
01-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,247
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have my original service sheet for the RD-6400....

I have my original service sheet for the RD-6400.
It says:
-front difference, 13 teeth or less
-total capacity (front difference plus rear difference) 28 teeth or less
-rear smallest, 12...
10-08-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I wash bikes the same as the car - outside on the...

I wash bikes the same as the car - outside on the apartment sidewalk or driveway, small bucket of mild soapy water (like carwash soap or dish soap) and old sponge. An old nylon scrubbie for caked on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Litespeedlouie

The main difference is that the Classic has a...

The main difference is that the Classic has a front derailleur tab, the Catalyst has a clamp on. I couldn't tell you if the tubes or geometry are different. The carbon fork on my 96-97 Classic is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,631
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I'm keeping the '97 LS Classic, upgraded through...

I'm keeping the '97 LS Classic, upgraded through the years with threadless steerer, 9 speed Ultegra. It's retro, like me. Works fine, no worries about paint scratches. Yeah, it weighs a bit more than...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Very good. Be on the look out for dribbles of...

Very good. Be on the look out for dribbles of WD40 for a while, and you may have to repeat the flush.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By Litespeedlouie

My bet is on flushing and lubing the shifters...

My bet is on flushing and lubing the shifters with a light oil that works in low temps.

I don't have such low temps, but my 1997 Deore LX shifters definitely developed the problem. Actually, ALL...
02-15-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,767
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I also used Gorilla glue on a pair of Giro...

I also used Gorilla glue on a pair of Giro Carbides. They are old and I had nothing to lose, and so far, so good (several months of winter commuting). I figured the glue was waterproof, very sticky,...
01-18-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I'm confused as to what your socket is attached...

I'm confused as to what your socket is attached to in the first photo.
If it's anything like my 8 speed Ultegra, the attached instructions say to use the allen wrench to remove the bolt holding the...
01-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Recycled Cycles near UW Medical Center does...

Recycled Cycles near UW Medical Center does rentals, but I have not personally tried them.

Rentals ? Recycled Cycles (http://www.recycledcycles.com/rentals)

Indeed, many of the little routes we...
01-06-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Possibly the valve core has just loosened and can...

Possibly the valve core has just loosened and can be retightened with a valve core tool. To this day, I make sure I have a Schrader valve cap with a core tool on it in my car. None of my bikes has...
10-11-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Litespeedlouie

My '88 post (Strong/OEM) measures about 27.05...

My '88 post (Strong/OEM) measures about 27.05 front to back, but about 27.2 left-right! It varies at various heights. I might remove it tonight and see if it has a size stamped on it.
I removed all...
10-09-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have an '88 Allez bought new, and it definitely...

I have an '88 Allez bought new, and it definitely has a 27mm seat post. HFT digital calipers show the post to be a bit oversize, even. The '88 brochure doesn't seem to list the seat post diameter...
10-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,381
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I can vouch for the J&G mentioned above: ...

I can vouch for the J&G mentioned above:
https://www.bicycleclothing.com/Waterproof-Breathable-Rain-Pants.html
I asked them about sizing, and they were wrong (too big); I had to exchange the first...
08-11-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By Litespeedlouie

What model battery pack is this, and how do you...

What model battery pack is this, and how do you charge it now?

Very generally speaking, faster charging decreases the life of rechargeable cells, and can make detection of a full charge more...
06-17-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Some auto brake pads do have 2 or more sections,...

Some auto brake pads do have 2 or more sections, like these Bosch:
https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/auto/brakes/quietcast-premium-disc-brake-pads

But I don't know why exactly -...
06-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have a feeling separate blocks on a pad might...

I have a feeling separate blocks on a pad might have better grip than one big pad, perhaps due to extra biting edges or something. But one big pad should work. I don't think I've ever looked for wear...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I noted that my dad's 2008 Civic manual stated...

I noted that my dad's 2008 Civic manual stated that under no circumstances should you run tires more than 10 years old. I think this was about the time a few rollover crashes were attributed to old...
06-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to...

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to replace them when the individual blocks wear down into one big one. I'm assuming the separate block design is there for a reason, such as water diversion.
05-06-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By Litespeedlouie

The Home Depot item is actually 50 feet; I think...

The Home Depot item is actually 50 feet; I think it's a typo. I have the similar Husky PVC/rubber one for my air compressor. The inner diameter may not work with your pump; most I see are smaller.
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04-26-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I don't even bother to peel the hoods, just work...

I don't even bother to peel the hoods, just work the levers and blow Triflow or the like liberally into the mechanism. Enough to dribble down the levers, work the levers, then do it again in a day. I...
04-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,444
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Seattle has a test rule allowing class 1 & 2...

Seattle has a test rule allowing class 1 & 2 ebikes on MUPS, but not class 3 (I don't know offhand how to tell the class).
City of Seattle Multi-Use Trails - Parks | seattle.gov...
04-05-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I believe you unscrew the grey part with the...

I believe you unscrew the grey part with the flats from the black body, and the whole bearing assembly should come out. On my Shimano PD-M520, it works that way, but they use a custom "reeding"...
03-20-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,777
Posted By Litespeedlouie

My feeling is that the screws could be tight, but...

My feeling is that the screws could be tight, but the cleat/sole plastics could still squeak. You could try letting a little liquidy lube like silicone seep around the cleat/sole area and the T nuts...
03-19-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By Litespeedlouie

The 1988 catalog shows the carbon fiber model as...

The 1988 catalog shows the carbon fiber model as the Allez Epic, along with the regular Cro-Mo Allez and Sirrus.
03-18-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have an 88 Allez and the catalog for that year....

I have an 88 Allez and the catalog for that year. It looks like they state the same general geometry for both frames; the frames in the photos look the same except for paint. Tange Cro-Mo is...
03-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,777
Posted By Litespeedlouie

When I ran Shimano/Look pedals, any squeaking was...

When I ran Shimano/Look pedals, any squeaking was always my cleat/shoe sole. I’d squirt water on my cleat during the ride and squeaks went away for a while. YMMV. Now I’m on Speedplays and Shimano...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,272
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I've been using the Snapware Glasslock sets for...

I've been using the Snapware Glasslock sets for many years, which I got at Costco. I prefer to microwave in glass - no stains or bubbling like plastic. I believe you can get a plastic version of the...
01-31-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have a white perf Regal on my 1990 steel custom...

I have a white perf Regal on my 1990 steel custom road, and used it hard for racing/training until adding my +1 (Litespeed 1997).

I think that the perfs are a non-issue for ventilation. I feel it...
12-13-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I don't qualify for one yet, but when taking care...

I don't qualify for one yet, but when taking care of my elderly dad, I had scans of all his medical cards/info on my phone. This was acceptable at several normal and ER visits - they just verify it...
12-11-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,147
Posted By Litespeedlouie

The simple earband/headband works for me, I have...

The simple earband/headband works for me, I have them from Craft and Pearl-Izumi; most bike clothing manufacturers have them. I don't seem to have a problem with the rest of my head getting cold. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Yes, I've done it, too. I have a commuter with a...

Yes, I've done it, too. I have a commuter with a narrow carbon fork, and needed to get clearance for the fender and a reasonable size tire. I installed the fender, carefully used my electric heat...
10-31-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I am going to completely ignore this system, not...

I am going to completely ignore this system, not download the app, and use common sense like always. I didn't get old by being foolhardy.
10-14-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have to agree with Jeff. My Ultegra 9 speed...

I have to agree with Jeff. My Ultegra 9 speed brifters started to gum up after about 10 years. After reading up on it in this forum, I took them off the bars to throughly rinse out the mechanisms...
10-05-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By Litespeedlouie

You could've gotten old, bad cells, but my chart...

You could've gotten old, bad cells, but my chart from Maxell says the 386 is silver oxide, and the L1142 would be alkaline. I can't say myself, but some devices and testers may be more chemistry...
10-04-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,403
Posted By Litespeedlouie

In terms of full sized electric compressors, I...

In terms of full sized electric compressors, I have one of the Lowes Kobalt 4.3 gallon quiet-techs, and it works fine for bike and car tires, zero exertion required. I also got a trigger tire...
10-16-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Another thought: I once had a steel fork that had...

Another thought: I once had a steel fork that had some small brazing globules get loose inside the fork blades. Road vibration would jiggle them inside the fork, causing the noise. I squirted some...
08-09-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Litespeedlouie

According to Wikipedia, USB power should be 5...

According to Wikipedia, USB power should be 5 volts +/- 5% or so. I'd say your headlight pack is perhaps purposely nonconforming. I sure wouldn't use it on a USB device.
06-12-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,096
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Now that I looked, my calipers had small steel...

Now that I looked, my calipers had small steel inserts in each slot that I had to file. I marked the approximate area to file out and used a rattail file to make smooth dips. I was too lazy to make...
06-10-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,096
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I also had to file out my 80s-90s vintage...

I also had to file out my 80s-90s vintage Ultegras to get Kool Stops to fit.
04-05-16, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I have some Harbor Freight torque wrenches, and...

I have some Harbor Freight torque wrenches, and they generally work OK. Probably just fine accuracy for non-aerospace work. Be aware that they are not so finely finished at his price, and the click...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I use GlassLock containers that came in a set...

I use GlassLock containers that came in a set from Costco. You can also find them in those Asian markets individually. They look similar to the Lock-n-Lock glass models, with tops that have 4 hinged...
11-09-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Litespeedlouie

No advantage of the iX over the DX Nitecores,...

No advantage of the iX over the DX Nitecores, AFAIK except price and simplicity. I have the i2 and D2, and the D2 uses the more accurate NiMH charge method dv/dt. I put my i2 away for a backup and...
08-06-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,436
Posted By Litespeedlouie

If you go to the Third Eye website, they say you...

If you go to the Third Eye website, they say you can tighten the ball/socket by just pushing it in tighter. In my experience, this sorta works, sometimes, for a while. I may try the putty. They do...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Litespeedlouie

If you try J&G, just be prepared to ship it back...

If you try J&G, just be prepared to ship it back (at your expense) for exchange if it doesn't fit. When I bought their waterproof-breatheable rain pants, I emailed them asking about the sizing,...
04-06-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I found a 2 year old sealed metal tube of glue be...

I found a 2 year old sealed metal tube of glue be totally empty when pierced (Rema Tip Top). I always carry a tube and a relatively new patch kit. I keep the old old unused patches, which seem to age...
01-13-15, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,738
Posted By Litespeedlouie

Monoprice seems low on stock. OWC has their...

Monoprice seems low on stock.
OWC has their house brand, Newertech for $10/1m.
NewerTech CBLUSBLS1M (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/CBLUSBLS1M/)
as well as real Apple surplus. I bought...
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