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11-12-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By bluehills3149

here's "RJ the bike guy" YouTube vid detailing...

here's "RJ the bike guy" YouTube vid detailing this on a normal bb https://youtu.be/lar7mIMmTRE
11-08-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By bluehills3149

The OP is correct.- there is an 11 to 12 spd...

The OP is correct.- there is an 11 to 12 spd conversion kit for SRAM road shifters from a company called Ratio Technology.. Some details here:...
11-08-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 434
Posted By bluehills3149

I have these exact same shifters on an originally...

I have these exact same shifters on an originally 2x6 centurion ironman. With the original 6,spd rear der. it shifts perfectly and Shimano s road der. From 6 to 10 spd have the same pull ratios...
10-16-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By bluehills3149

I've done a few of these conversions although...

I've done a few of these conversions although most often to make a single speed rather than a 1x. I usually move the chainring to the outer position and get a new bottom bracket to center the...
10-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,377
Posted By bluehills3149

Some of the frames were made by Ciocc in Italy....

Some of the frames were made by Ciocc in Italy. It looks like your lugs are the same as those on a Ciocc so it may be one.
...
10-04-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By bluehills3149

yes, you're right WAYOLD, the Edge Explore from...

yes, you're right WAYOLD, the Edge Explore from seller BUYDIG looks the same as the one at GPSCITY in "like new" condition but for just $99. Considering that the model 1040 is $599 and the old...
10-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By bluehills3149

The GPSCity 530 and Tour have full manufacture...

The GPSCity 530 and Tour have full manufacture warranty and are "as new" so my guess is that Garmin is trying to clear old stock and selling them through GPScity which is why they have full warranty....
09-29-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By bluehills3149

Previous model Garmins on sale

Was browsing ebay and noticed the just superceded model 530 for $150 and Tour for $130 on sale . Ads say they are official Garmin refurbs with 1yr warranty and all new accessories and in as new...
09-19-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By bluehills3149

I use Sram yaw on my Campy 10 spd shifters -...

I use Sram yaw on my Campy 10 spd shifters - Veloce utrashift 10spd which were same shape as the first gen 11 spd. Cranks are 10spd Campy compact. Shifting is fine but it takes a decent shove on the...
07-16-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By bluehills3149

I run a campy/sram/shimano mix on my bike and...

I run a campy/sram/shimano mix on my bike and unless you're really into tinkering, don't do it. I take it this is an old bike with a flat-bar conversion. and if the frame is valuable to you or has...
07-16-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By bluehills3149

I've used a few times over the years (pre-covid)...

I've used a few times over the years (pre-covid) and they delivered as ordered so they're definitely not a sham business.
07-16-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By bluehills3149

apple watch does this

apple watch does this
06-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,306
Posted By bluehills3149

I'm in a cycle club and they use a webpage with...

I'm in a cycle club and they use a webpage with upcoming rides where anyone can publish an upcoming ride with the distance, route and speed target, capped at a certain number of riders. I'm also in...
06-15-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,306
Posted By bluehills3149

This is a tough task. Off-bike apps like route...

This is a tough task.
Off-bike apps like route mapping/planning are well covered by existing apps and Strava is the 800 lb gorilla of social apps.

While-riding apps which use a phone as the...
05-27-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes - Micronew/Microshift are also Shimano...

Yes - Micronew/Microshift are also Shimano compatible. Also consider Sensah or LTWOO shifters as another option. Micronew has the shift cable jutting out the lever like Shimano of old whereas Sensah...
05-15-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By bluehills3149

The best phone to use as a bike computer is a...

The best phone to use as a bike computer is a Sony Xperia Compact. They're small but modern enough to be useable and if you get one unlocked, you can install the latest Android (using Lineage OS)....
05-11-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By bluehills3149

Another cheaper option are Sensah shifters which...

Another cheaper option are Sensah shifters which I recently used to upgrade a bike. 100% Shimano compatible and they also come in black or silver.
04-30-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,633
Posted By bluehills3149

Pretty much all bike computers can be charged off...

Pretty much all bike computers can be charged off a regular external battery whilst riding and the Karoo being basically an Android phone customized as a bike computer will be able to.
And not sure...
04-30-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By bluehills3149

I have 2 different rims that need re-spoking as...

I have 2 different rims that need re-spoking as the al nipples have corroded and cannot be turned so it is a lot of work to rectify - and often the spoke will break or twist before the al nipple...
04-15-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By bluehills3149

I've been living in Porto for the past 6 months...

I've been living in Porto for the past 6 months and there are good (off road) bike trails along the coast going both north and south for many miles and which is dotted with nice cafes and restaurants...
01-07-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By bluehills3149

From what I've read, SRAM 12 spd cassettes work...

From what I've read, SRAM 12 spd cassettes work fine with Campy 12spd gear and Shimano 12spd too but SRAM 12spd chains like SRAM cassettes better. Note there are other manufactures making 12spd...
01-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,027
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's my old 1986 team Fuji. Rattle can paint...

Here's my old 1986 team Fuji. Rattle can paint (gold color was all I had) but Campy 10 spd gear with Shimergo setup (dura ace 9000 rear dr). Mavic open rims and dtswiss 240 hubs (but branded Coda)....
12-13-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bluehills3149

Although it is not that up to date anymore, the...

Although it is not that up to date anymore, the weightweenies site has a list of component weights, including rims:
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings.php
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,484
Posted By bluehills3149

How's Campy 12 spd cassette compatibility like if...

How's Campy 12 spd cassette compatibility like if you use a SRAM, Shimano or even a Sunshine 12spd cassette? It would be nice to know you could use a Shimano or xdr freehub as a backup.
11-17-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,619
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a guy who made a zero offset seat mast for...

Here's a guy who made a zero offset seat mast for Trek
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=131007&hilit=Emonda&start=30#p1145932
...
11-16-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By bluehills3149

WhatsApp also has a share location feature so...

WhatsApp also has a share location feature so others can see you on a map. Hit the paper-clip option in a chat and select "location".
11-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By bluehills3149

My 9spd Veloce Ultrashift were also shifting...

My 9spd Veloce Ultrashift were also shifting badly and it turned out to be the cable outer did not have a ferule where it entered the shifter and after a couple of years it started to fray. As that...
11-03-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By bluehills3149

I cut a couple of inches off each side. Longer...

I cut a couple of inches off each side. Longer bars have more control but narrow bars enable you to squeeze through narrow gaps better, like passing cars stopped at red lights. Can be easier to park...
10-31-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By bluehills3149

OEM? Perhaps but FSA is a pretty well known brand...

OEM? Perhaps but FSA is a pretty well known brand with their cranks, bars, stems and (Vision) wheels spec'd at the highest level so I'm not sure they'd be happy just being a contract designer. And...
10-29-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By bluehills3149

What's up with FSA groupsets?

FSA released a (Road) electronic groupset (K-Force WE) over 6 years ago and in 2017 updated it with hydraulic disc brakes and of the few reviews of it, it seems fine but is it appears nobody has ever...
10-24-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,631
Posted By bluehills3149

If you're not looking to spend $200+ take a look...

If you're not looking to spend $200+ take a look at O2 rainwear. I have a jacket that cost about $30 and is totally waterproof, lightweight, packable and breathable too. What's the downside? -the...
09-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By bluehills3149

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up...

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up Benotto frame on the street and converted to a single speed beater. This looks much better. And is that a "moots" seatpost - ie titanium?
09-07-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,894
Posted By bluehills3149

I've posted this before - most recently in the...

I've posted this before - most recently in the brifters forums but there seems to be no magenta bikes or anything with Sensah shifters so here's a Miami Vice Centurion. Now sporting 2x9spd with...
09-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd...

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd brifter but with under bar tape cables. The brake levers however have a cable pull similar to current Shimano levers so for the front caliper at least,...
09-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,054
Posted By bluehills3149

It's funny you mention a $50 phone as I currently...

It's funny you mention a $50 phone as I currently use a $30 phone (a Moto E from 2015) and I keep wondering what what my $250-$500 will get me over this old phone. The Moto has a garmin mount glued...
09-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,054
Posted By bluehills3149

Why no love for the Garmin edge explore?

It seems whenever I read reviews of bike computers the Garmin range is assumed to be 130-530-830-1030 and the Garmin edge explore is ignored.

I'm looking for a new device and the large screen &...
09-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By bluehills3149

Sensah shifters now in silver?

I recently upgraded a "Miami-vice" ironman from 105 with 2x6spd to 2x9spd with Sensah shifters, using all the original derailleurs, a new 12-28 cassette, new wheels (ultegra hubs & Open pro wheels...
09-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By bluehills3149

I'm not sure about Sensah 10 spd (& 11 & 12spd) ...

I'm not sure about Sensah 10 spd (& 11 & 12spd) derailleur compatibility but up to 9spd it's compatible with older Shimano RD pull ratios. Basically most 6-10 spd Shimano RD is OK and most of the...
09-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By bluehills3149

I bought some sensah 9spd shifters are they...

I bought some sensah 9spd shifters are they compatible with Shimano 6-10 sod RD. The exception is tiagra 4700 which is the same (geometry) as any other Shimano 11 sp RD.
I was researching LTwoo as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,459
Posted By bluehills3149

Yeah, I'm not up with the finer points of patent...

Yeah, I'm not up with the finer points of patent law either but I guess the Chinese brands have either used expired patents or made a work-around. But perhaps the big S brands have realized that once...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By bluehills3149

My bad - yes, I meant SG (Shimano) not XD (sram).

My bad - yes, I meant SG (Shimano) not XD (sram).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,459
Posted By bluehills3149

Aside from Microsoft, there's also Sensah, whose...

Aside from Microsoft, there's also Sensah, whose action mimics double-tap (and has been available in 12spd for some time) or LTWOO where the shifting resembles Campagnolo with a thumb button for down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By bluehills3149

Sure, a 10t cog may not be ideal but why not let...

Sure, a 10t cog may not be ideal but why not let the customer decide if the trade-off is worth it? And the benefit of being able to fit a new 12 spd cassette on old 11spd xd spline of small benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of microspline. ...

Here's a pic of microspline.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/aaspline_594ba2fb80f6e64d46246070fffd683da7cde76f.jpg
And the new road hub.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By bluehills3149

Shimano 12 spd Durace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 - new freehub design?

With the release of the 12 spd groupsets, shimano has released a new freehub spline pattern. The MTB 12 spd groupsets were recently upgraded to Microspline (which can take 10 tooth cassettes) but...
06-06-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By bluehills3149

They should work OK but if I were buying new and...

They should work OK but if I were buying new and money was not important (but then why get Sensah shifters?) , I would get the ideal match which is Shimano 105 but that will probably be a bad deal...
06-06-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By bluehills3149

No- I haven't tried the other calipers as I used...

No- I haven't tried the other calipers as I used a set of standard Shimano dual-pivots (BR-R560) and they work sufficiently.
05-12-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By bluehills3149

I just acquired 2 Trek 820's. The first I...

I just acquired 2 Trek 820's.
The first I found in a neighbor's trash. It was clapped out and needed new gears, brakes, wheels, bearings and cables. And the seat-post was stuck like Excalibur's...
05-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By bluehills3149

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat...

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat bars and thumb shifters. Here's what I did:
1. changed freewheel to 7 spd as good shifters for 6 spd are hard to find and it needed replacing anyway....
05-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,286
Posted By bluehills3149

I posted some info about sensah shifters in this...

I posted some info about sensah shifters in this post:
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1229046-brake-calipers-sensah-shifters.html
and my conclusion was that the brake cable pull of...
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