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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,119
Posted By tero

I also went from Sora to a mix of 9-speed DA and...

I also went from Sora to a mix of 9-speed DA and Ultegra. Absolutely no regrets, works beautifully. Biggest gain was from swapping the brakes, you get a lot more control with even older Ultegra than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,595
Posted By tero

http://img.tredz.co.uk/prodimg/41477_1_Zoom.jpg ...

http://img.tredz.co.uk/prodimg/41477_1_Zoom.jpg
Last missing piece from my winter kit. No excuses not to ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By tero

I have a 9-speed Miche Campy cassette paired to...

I have a 9-speed Miche Campy cassette paired to DA-7700 shifters (all second hand - I'm cheap). Shifts perfectly. So I'm pretty sure using compatible 10-speed cassette/shifter combo is going to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,831
Posted By tero

1. Take one bottle of luke-warm, one bottle of...

1. Take one bottle of luke-warm, one bottle of hot water
2. Drink from luke-warm bottle first
3. Move to hot bottle (which is now cold)
4. If ride too long and hot bottle starts to freeze, wrap in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By tero

Yes, assuming the 105 parts are in good...

Yes, assuming the 105 parts are in good condition. If the chain or cables have not been changed even once, the OP would be looking at spending at least 50 bucks to get the thing working.

OTOH,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,937
Posted By tero

This looks like a potential PITA... ...

This looks like a potential PITA...
http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/English-Cycles-Di2-Special-Road-Bike-Stealth-install5-600x399.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,699
Posted By tero

How would one go about fixing this?

How would one go about fixing this?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By tero

It doesn't look like much of a mountain, and it...

It doesn't look like much of a mountain, and it was only a 1,500 ft climb, but when you are a weakling like me and you have to do 4 of these climbs in a row, and when you haven't seen a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By tero

All triple shifters are double "compatible". What...

All triple shifters are double "compatible". What it means that your shifter can shift into three positions, but you only really need two of them if you have a double crank.

What you will want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,111
Posted By tero

Sure, I could've tightened them until I wouldn't...

Sure, I could've tightened them until I wouldn't get a clean shift, but that's not really the point here...

What I was saying is that even when those screws are at perfectly reasonable settings -...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,111
Posted By tero

I've had a similar experience, even though the...

I've had a similar experience, even though the limit screws were set properly and the hanger was not bent.

I had previously replaced the cassette and chain, and had set the limit screws. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By tero

Well, Merida owns 19% of Specialized and is the...

Well, Merida owns 19% of Specialized and is the world's second largest bicycle (frame?) manufacturer, so it's pretty likely specialized frames would be made by them. Don't know about Giant or Trek,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By tero

I like this one as well. I've had mine for a...

I like this one as well. I've had mine for a couple of years, been through wet and muddy conditions many times without any problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By tero

Sure, but if you were going to a basketball game...

Sure, but if you were going to a basketball game after work and you changed into shorts and t-shirt, would that be ok? Still not within typical dress codes, but probably OK considering the context.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By tero

I use mine for recovery rides and endurance...

I use mine for recovery rides and endurance training. Most importantly, I've set my garmin to alert me when I go into the red zone, which is very useful to make sure I'm pacing myself better on long...
10-10-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By tero

Powertap 2.4 freehubs (wireless 2008 model)

I recently landed a used wheel with Powertap 2.4 wireless hub, 2008 model, with a campy freehub.

I run a shimano 9-speed setup, and I have a couple of questions...

1. If I swap the freehub to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,331
Posted By tero

If you look at the link...

If you look at the link (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro-bike-jonny-clarkes-boardman-slr-9-8t-elite), it states a "Top tube length: 520mm actual". For someone at 5'10" (178cm) that doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By tero

How is the fit? Do you have too much pressure on...

How is the fit? Do you have too much pressure on your hands, or is it just the vibrations which are causing problems? How about running the tires with a lower psi?

Of course, new bar tape doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 04:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By tero

I have no answers... ...

I have no answers...

http://t.qkme.me/354pc1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,301
Posted By tero

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/401718 Rode my...

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/401718

Rode my first 100+ mile trip (115 miles to be exact). I didn't have a look at any elevation profiles before to ride on purpose, because I knew it was going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,939
Posted By tero

I've seen a lot of these in Korea, something like...

I've seen a lot of these in Korea, something like this one with full 105 groupset:
http://corearoadbike.com/data/file/Menu09Top6/view/621876470_57c01feb_IMG_3045.JPG

I'm not sure why you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By tero

I don't think Sora stuff has trim (maybe in the...

I don't think Sora stuff has trim (maybe in the big ring only), and at least the Sora FD I've used didn't have an adjusting barrel, either. However, if the rub occurs only the two big sprockets,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 264,386
Posted By tero

Slowly building up to my first solo century. This...

Slowly building up to my first solo century. This one was 80 miles with one big climb in the middle, and in the end my legs felt like I could have pushed bit, though not much, further.
...
09-09-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By tero

Any chance Sky will try to break Geox on the...

Any chance Sky will try to break Geox on the final climb/descent – will we see something similar to what Liquigas did on stage 6? Or will Sky send two men out on a break and Froom will try to attack...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By tero

A520 fits. You should also have a look at the...

A520 fits. You should also have a look at the A600, which is the ultegra-level version of the same pedal. I have the A600, and have been very happy with it.

I paid around 80 USD for the A600,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,669
Posted By tero

Swapping the derailleurs and the cassette is...

Swapping the derailleurs and the cassette is fairly easy, and shouldn't take the shop more than 10 minutes to do. I don't know how _much_ difference there will be (since you still have the 5600...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By tero

I couldn't tell if it was the original or he had...

I couldn't tell if it was the original or he had changed it to grey tape... That is definitely a sign you should buy new tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By tero

Certainly you cannot add another cog. Switching...

Certainly you cannot add another cog. Switching the last cog shouldn't be a problem, but where are you going to get one? Wouldn't it be easier to buy a 11-25 cassette? A 9-speed Tiagra cassette costs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By tero

/continue thread I've seen different rules...

/continue thread

I've seen different rules for the spacer above the stem - IIRC the manual that came with my bike specifically said not to put any spacers above, whereas at least some Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By tero

My effective TT is around 51cm, and with a 110mm...

My effective TT is around 51cm, and with a 110mm stem it is very comfortable and feels natural for me. We may have quite different body proportions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By tero

That doesn't sound to me like the frame is...

That doesn't sound to me like the frame is excessively small for you. I'm an inch taller and have a same size frame with 110mm stem. What stem lengths did you try? Did you unflip the stem?

Could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By tero

My understanding is that with a 10-speed FD, you...

My understanding is that with a 10-speed FD, you will have more issues with chain rub as the 10s FD is slightly narrower than a 9s one.

I can't speak from personal experience, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,055
Posted By tero

I have the same exact cut as well. I've ridden...

I have the same exact cut as well. I've ridden the tire a few hundred miles since with zero problems, and no flats in that area either. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By tero

Ability to unclip faster?

Ability to unclip faster?
08-02-11, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By tero

"Slightly" damaged Shimano RS-80 rear wheel - does the rim look safe?

This is a used Shimano RS-80 rear wheel. The current owner claims these marks are the result of a "cleaning accident".

I don't care so much about aesthetics, but I have some concerns the rim has...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 264,386
Posted By tero

Rode a bit harder than usual just to relieve some...

Rode a bit harder than usual just to relieve some work-related stress this morning. Did the trick just as it should.
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/287285
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-11, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By tero

If shifting is worse going down, it sounds like...

If shifting is worse going down, it sounds like you should check how well the rear derailleur cable moves.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By tero

Yeah, your choices are basically new Sora/Tiagra,...

Yeah, your choices are basically new Sora/Tiagra, or older 105 (5500), Ultegra (6500) or Dura-ace (7700).

How many years did you get out of your DA shifters?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By tero

I notice they've labeled the new cream "preride"....

I notice they've labeled the new cream "preride". What other stuff is there?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By tero

That is correct. They usually come with the...

That is correct. They usually come with the PD-M520 pedals (Shimano PD-M520 pdf (http://bike.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/PD/EV-PD-M520-2235_v1_m56577569830608614.pdf))....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By tero

I'm intrigued...They even made a movie about him:...

I'm intrigued...They even made a movie about him: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528268/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,721
Posted By tero

That's one of my favorite areas for long weekend...

That's one of my favorite areas for long weekend rides (Guri, Namyangju, Bukhan-gang). If you get there early enough (before 6am), it's dead quiet with zero traffic. There's a good chance I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By tero

I would go for any chain that shifts well.

I would go for any chain that shifts well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,035
Posted By tero

Good to hear you are alive, but let's work on...

Good to hear you are alive, but let's work on those priorities, ok?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,056
Posted By tero

I always ride on these older roads which have...

I always ride on these older roads which have been supplanted by new 4-lane roads as the main arteries. The traffic is much lighter and slower, and the road is windier and much more interesting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By tero

I would also suggest wearing a wind breaker over...

I would also suggest wearing a wind breaker over a "thermal" jacket. It's a cheap and easy way to improve upper body insulation, and you can take it off when the weather becomes milder.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By tero

OP saved me the trouble of starting a new...

OP saved me the trouble of starting a new thread... I got my first flat this morning, after 2,500 miles. Was the front tire while going downhill, but luckily it was a slow leak so I was able to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By tero

Are you sure you can't adjust the angle of the...

Are you sure you can't adjust the angle of the cleats on the bottom of your shoes? Usually there's some looseness when attaching the cleats.

Assuming your saddle is at the appropriate height, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By tero

Something loose with the seat or handlebars?...

Something loose with the seat or handlebars? Pedals/cleats need greasing? Could be the chain also.

Does the noise occur if you only hold the handlebar with one hand? What about when you are...
08-06-10, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By tero

These two guys should meet... ...

These two guys should meet...
http://i33.tinypic.com/2iqel3n.jpg
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