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04-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By yannisg

I have the Duos for over 2 years, and I am very...

I have the Duos for over 2 years, and I am very satisfied with them. The L/R balance from the Duos is vital info. Initially, I thought my right leg was the strongest, but the Duos indicated either...
04-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,089
Posted By yannisg

I've been using heat shrink tubing for years.

I've been using heat shrink tubing for years.
03-28-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By yannisg

True, used tires are always easier to mount. ...

True, used tires are always easier to mount.
However, I was not talking about mounting the tire on the rim, which was not a problem, but sealing the used tire to the rim.
I changed all my valves to...
03-27-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By yannisg

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road...

I always had a hard time sealing tubeless road tires after they had been used, and removed for cleaning. A few times I had to use a new tire even though the old tire had many klm left. I tried...
01-26-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By yannisg

I did not finally try this setup because I found...

I did not finally try this setup because I found a locknut from my 9 speed freehub which worked w/o a problem with the 10 speed cassette.
01-16-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By yannisg

Thanks for responding. Using a 10 spd cassette...

Thanks for responding.
Using a 10 spd cassette with the 1.85mm washer, proper thread engagement, and torqued down per spec.
If there is no play in the cassette I should be ok.
01-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By yannisg

Shimano cassette lock-nut question

11 spd Shimano lock nut is label "11 spd only"
.Will this lock nut cause a problem on a 10 spd Shimano casstte?
The Sram locknut does not specify a spd.
12-30-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,789
Posted By yannisg

Pumps need some maintenance too. I once needed...

Pumps need some maintenance too.
I once needed the pump (pre CO2 cartridge days) to repair a flat, and the springs in the pump head had corroded, and it wouldn't work.
I couldn't repair the flat!
12-30-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,528
Posted By yannisg

Recently, replaced old red cleats with new. I...

Recently, replaced old red cleats with new.
I tried unclipping, even with the pedal at the 6 o'clock position, it was very hard. Tension was adjusted at minimum.
Then I lubed the side sliding...
12-29-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,528
Posted By yannisg

As far a loosening screws I have always used...

As far a loosening screws I have always used Loctite 222 and never had a loosening problem or were unable to unscrew them when changing cleats.
12-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,528
Posted By yannisg

I have the same problem with the red cleats and...

I have the same problem with the red cleats and tension adjusted to min.
The springs are black.
This situation has not improved after 2 years of use.
As the cleat wears it becomes easier to...
12-29-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,789
Posted By yannisg

I carry 2 CO2 cartridges with the inflator. They...

I carry 2 CO2 cartridges with the inflator. They are quick, and you can get yr tire up to full pressure.
If I get a flat relatively close to home on the return I'll use the min pump and save the...
12-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Believe it or not. I clean the chain thoroughly,...

Believe it or not. I clean the chain thoroughly, and forgot to lubricate it. Once lubricated there was no more clicking.
I probably will install a right side 11sp shifter so both bikes are 11 spd....
12-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Finally, RD 5701 (short cage) is working just...

Finally, RD 5701 (short cage) is working just fine with the 11-32 SRAM cassette and elliptical rotor cranks (b screw almost all the way in). Cannot use 34 with 11 and 12 cog which I wouldn't use...
12-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

It's not happening when cross-chained. I will...

It's not happening when cross-chained.
I will replace the rotor crank with a Shimano compact and see if there is an improvement
12-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Took the bike for a ride today. Shifting seemed...

Took the bike for a ride today. Shifting seemed accurate, no noise. However, when in low gears heard a clicking-rubbing sound from crank area. At home, on the stand, I could simulate the noise that...
12-15-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Yes, I mean the B screw I forgot its name. This...

Yes, I mean the B screw I forgot its name.
This happens with the 34 sprocket where the chain is at its slackest.
I was considering getting an 11 spd right shifter and use my Ultegra 6800 RD, but...
12-15-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,169
Posted By yannisg

I have certain uphill sections that I use to ride...

I have certain uphill sections that I use to ride standing. As I get older I cannot complete those sections anymore, but still try to do as much as I can. I used to ride standing up some short steep...
12-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Re-installed the RD 5700 with the 32 tooth...

Re-installed the RD 5700 with the 32 tooth sprocket. It seems to work ok. Except for the 11 and 12 cog with the 34 sprocket where the chain almost rubs on the upper pulley. I would not use those cogs...
12-14-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

So the Ultegra 6800 RD will not work with my 10...

So the Ultegra 6800 RD will not work with my 10 sp shifter.
I had removed the RD 105 5701 RD which has a short cage (distance between pulley centres is 60mm) to accommodate an 11-32 cassette....
12-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Hey, good observation, you are right its not a...

Hey, good observation, you are right its not a type.
I had the RD-6800 on my 11 sp bike which I replaced with RD-7000-GS to accommodate a 34 sprocket, and I installed the RD-6800 on my 10 speed to...
12-13-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Upper and lower limits were meticulously set with...

Upper and lower limits were meticulously set with cable removed.
i don’t think the hanger is bent because I haven’t had a crash.
I will replace the cable and last part of cable housing and see if...
12-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Ok cable and cable housing I'll use these terms...

Ok cable and cable housing I'll use these terms so its all clear.
I'll replace the cable and the last section of the cable housing, and then the cable housing that goes to the shifter. I keep my...
12-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

Thanks for responding. Correct cable ones. I...

Thanks for responding.
Correct cable ones.
I re-lube the last length of cable when I replaced the cassette (today), and cleaned and lubed the wire guides under the BB. The rest of the cable to the...
12-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,261
Posted By yannisg

[QUOTE=Skullo;22335000]Not enough data to give a...

[QUOTE=Skullo;22335000]Not enough data to give a real report yet.I have only used three days , two grams twice and one gram today.
I felt a little tired today and my numbers were a little lower.I...
12-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By yannisg

RD adjustment

RD Ultegra 6800 with 11-32 10 sp SRAM cassette.
I have adjusted the RD so that all sprocket work smoothly except on 11 and 12 cog. When adjust the RD so that those 2 work well I have shifting...
12-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,309
Posted By yannisg

For what's worth. I was taking a high quality...

For what's worth.
I was taking a high quality protein after my rides and gym workout (about 50 gr) a shot. After taking these doses of protein powder I ended up with a kidney stone that need a...
12-01-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By yannisg

It is hilly once I leave the coast in my area. ...

It is hilly once I leave the coast in my area.
So, on my training bike I have been using a compact (34X50) with the lowest gear at 34X30 from 34X28 a few years ago. I am converting this bike to...
10-13-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By yannisg

Shimano RS700 wheels with Continental 5000 TL...

Shimano RS700 wheels with Continental 5000 TL 700X25.
Wheetset and tires were new.
I mounted one tire on the rear wheel with a struggle, but in one effort.
I tried mounting the other tire on the...
09-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By yannisg

Thanks for the response. I am re-installing the...

Thanks for the response.
I am re-installing the crank with the same brgs.
09-13-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,804
Posted By yannisg

[QUOTE=stephr1;22227107]Appreciate the feedback....

[QUOTE=stephr1;22227107]Appreciate the feedback. This time it was *just* the right pedal bearings getting loose.

Initially I thought it might be a chain ring issue.

Glad you solved it.
Noises...
09-12-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,804
Posted By yannisg

I had a clicking sound from the BB area when I...

I had a clicking sound from the BB area when I either pedaled hard or pedaled off the saddle.
I spent a lot of time on the BB30 brgs, but in the end the clicking was from crank-chain rings.
When I...
09-12-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By yannisg

BB30 brg on FSA crank replacement

Removed chain and test crank rotation. Crank rotates freely.
Removed crank, and tested smoothness of FSA brgs.
Hand rotated brgs which had very slight drag compared to new brgs.
Is it worth...
07-27-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By yannisg

Recently, when I encountered great difficulty in...

Recently, when I encountered great difficulty in mounting a new tire by hand I left the incomplete mounted tire with the rim in direct hot sunlight for a couple of ours, and I was able to mount the...
06-22-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,235
Posted By yannisg

I had a creaking problem from the BB area that...

I had a creaking problem from the BB area that troubled me for awhile that was caused by the chain ring mounting surfaces. I cleaned thoroughly all the mounting surfaces, lightly grease them, and...
06-07-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,997
Posted By yannisg

After riding a 200k brevet hard my legs feel...

After riding a 200k brevet hard my legs feel "heavy", but not sore. After such a ride I'll wear compression socks for 24 hours. I think it makes a difference in how quickly my legs recover.
I like...
05-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By yannisg

If the sealant seals the hole you ok. I've had...

If the sealant seals the hole you ok. I've had this happen many times,
The question is if it is worth carrying a tubeless repair kit or installing an inner tube if the hole cannot be sealed by the...
05-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By yannisg

On the road tubeless repair

On a road tubeless tire if you get a puncture on the tread that cannot be sealed by the sealant will the "bacon" (tubeless repair kit) hold or be expelled once inflated and start riding.
I saw a...
05-21-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,160
Posted By yannisg

I've been using tubeless road tires since 2011 to...

I've been using tubeless road tires since 2011 to reduce flats for the following 2 reasons.
One reason is when I race I do not have support to replace a wheel if I get a flat, and the other
on...
05-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By yannisg

Don't disagree with yr comments on spoke tension...

Don't disagree with yr comments on spoke tension and variance. However, these were new wheels. I always record the spoke tension and trueness of my new wheels.
However, my post was more about the...
05-17-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By yannisg

I used the rim tape that came with the new...

I used the rim tape that came with the new wheels. So, you are suggesting I should have replaced the rim tape?
Second bead across from valve. Yes
I was surprised regarding the difference of...
05-17-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,233
Posted By yannisg

I live in a Southern Med country with plenty of...

I live in a Southern Med country with plenty of sun.
I ride in the sun, and work, in the sun on the land I have for 3 hrs every other day. I'm not an early riser.
I took a Vit D3 test and I was on...
05-17-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By yannisg

Hard mounting tires for what its worth

Shimano RS700 wheels with Continental 5000 TL 700X25.
Wheetset and tires were new.
I mounted one tire on the rear wheel with a struggle, but in one effort.
I tried mounting the other tire on the...
05-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By yannisg

I have been using Rotor oval chainrings for many...

I have been using Rotor oval chainrings for many years on my training bike.
When I race (2 or 3 races) per year or on Brevets (200k to 1000k) I use round rings.
After all these years I still cannot...
05-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,102
Posted By yannisg

Almost forgot. Olive oil. Great to remove those...

Almost forgot.
Olive oil. Great to remove those chainring tattoos.
05-03-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,102
Posted By yannisg

We use to use olive oil to clean the tar off our...

We use to use olive oil to clean the tar off our feet when the beaches were full of it. It was effective and environmentily friendly.
05-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,250
Posted By yannisg

I have 14 laps within the rides I do, and range...

I have 14 laps within the rides I do, and range from 2:30 to 18:00 min. All these laps are uphill of various gradients. The long ones I do at 110% of my FTP
I find the laps are easier to do even...
05-01-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,250
Posted By yannisg

Do you do interval training?

Do you do intervals?
At what % of anaerobic threshold or % of your FTP.
What intervals do you do, what's you age?
I'm 74+
I do intervals once a week before the race season.
I do 3 races a year...
04-21-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By yannisg

I had a creaking problem from the BB area that...

I had a creaking problem from the BB area that troubled me for awhile that was caused by the chain ring mounting surfaces. I cleaned thoroughly all the mounting surfaces, lightly grease them, and...
04-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,048
Posted By yannisg

Early last year I bought a dual pedal power meter...

Early last year I bought a dual pedal power meter (Favero Assioma). I like recording data so I think it's a great tool. I compare lap data on my rides, and data from the intervals I do.
I have had...
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