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10-21-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By squirtdad

fascinating....as always the C&V community...

fascinating....as always the C&V community amazes
10-21-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

I understand.....current reading in this area.......

I understand.....current reading in this area....
...
10-21-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

colorado cyclist.....best price I could...

colorado cyclist.....best price I could find.......I sure do miss the days of groups from UK online bike shops (bike mongers)
10-20-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

I think future proofing is having replacements...

I think future proofing is having replacements for known future specific use

Hoarding is having all the take offs from previous bikes, just in case a frankenbike build is needed during the zombie...
10-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

I resemble that remark (but finding 8000...

I resemble that remark (but finding 8000 ultegra is going to get more difficult fast :) )
10-20-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 265
Posted By squirtdad

suntour vx for the win as noted above ...

suntour vx for the win as noted above https://www.ebay.com/itm/403235454440?hash=item5de2b4bde8:g:uDkAAOSwTvtha9Ng
10-20-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

will come visit when I need parts :)

will come visit when I need parts :)
10-20-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By squirtdad

Components Future Proofing

HI,
Based on your experience, what parts/components would you stash now against future needs when they become unobtanium?

I just ordered a R8000 ultegra gruppo, rim brakes (the last mechanical...
10-19-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 534
Posted By squirtdad

Anybody can get sued for anything I am not...

Anybody can get sued for anything

I am not an expert but I am pretty sure you are exposing yourself to potential personal liability (house, savings, etc) if you advertise, and charge for service...
10-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By squirtdad

I am a big guy 240 and would never consider...

I am a big guy 240 and would never consider anything but 32 spoke from my conservative point of view unless you are truly a high end racer, why go low spoke count?. stiff rims or not spoke count...
10-19-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 652
Posted By squirtdad

nice on the wheels and look like decent panaracer...

nice on the wheels and look like decent panaracer tires, Pasela? The seat post look like it may not have enough insertion. Check for a minimum insertion line or lettering on it. Make sure you...
10-18-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By squirtdad

super...I used to think this was silly until it...

super...I used to think this was silly until it happened to me.

fwiw theoretically with the narrower 11 speed chains being more flexible....big/big and small/small are supposed to be less of a...
10-18-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By squirtdad

Does Big/Big work? If not you are setting...

Does Big/Big work?

If not you are setting your self up for a dangerous situation if you go into that combo unplanned. Get a longer chain

I have had this happen to me...I had a set up i...
10-18-21, 02:41 PM
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Views: 118,473
Posted By squirtdad

this is good to know, I was wondering at how big...

this is good to know, I was wondering at how big my Paselas were be cause they looked bigger than 1 1/4. they are pretty sluggish, especially compared to 28mm gravel king
10-18-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By squirtdad

Don't worry about the brand, just worry about ...

Don't worry about the brand, just worry about 27 1 1/8 of 27 1 1/4

700cc tubes fit fine (I am running 700cc Continental that are branded for 700cc or 27 on my panaracer paselas)

this may help...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By squirtdad

Pretty clear OP is not in North america, I...

Pretty clear OP is not in North america, I think Europe has lots more restrictions on things like acetylene and oxygen
10-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 652
Posted By squirtdad

Dude, I think your best bet would be to find a...

Dude, I think your best bet would be to find a mate who knows bikes for help, the pints at your local will be way less than buy a lot of wrong parts.

to start with you need to measure the rear...
10-18-21, 11:24 AM
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Views: 21,499
Posted By squirtdad

Not sure if this is Cino 21 or start of Cino 22 ...

Not sure if this is Cino 21 or start of Cino 22

I am already thinking of what I am doing to prep for next years Cino

Ride more, check
Ride more hills, have Kennedy road and Hicks road...
10-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 652
Posted By squirtdad

you can get tubular in tan sidewalls, suggest...

you can get tubular in tan sidewalls, suggest Challenge Elite as a decent tire (tyre) but not too expensive
10-18-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By squirtdad

IME this is has been the case even well before...

IME this is has been the case even well before covid. even mundane lower end like rx100 can be big bucks, especially NOS

I predict this is going to be the case for Ultegra 8000 as it is the...
10-15-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By squirtdad

no on disassembly, there are no designed for...

no on disassembly, there are no designed for that, just flush the heck of of them with copious amounts of wd40, working the mechs. then some silicon based lube
10-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

I so goofed up in that earlier post.....am...

I so goofed up in that earlier post.....am editting with a "never mind" missed 812 is 1x thanks for getting it right
10-14-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

I so goofed up in that earlier post.....am...

I so goofed up in that earlier post.....am editting with a "never mind" missed 812 is 1x thanks for getting it right
10-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

here is a thread on sti with mechanical disk that...

here is a thread on sti with mechanical disk that may help....have not read it all (have to get back to work) ...
10-14-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

goofed all of this up in my confusion with single...

goofed all of this up in my confusion with single and double deraillers...... so deleting misleading information........ apologies

the sticker is OP wanting mechanical disk, so possible 8000...
10-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

Just looking at all the specs i see this could...

Just looking at all the specs i see this could really be a challenge/limitation. nothing current for shimano or Sram offer anything but hydraulic disk (either 1x or 2x) So you would have to...
10-14-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

looking a bit I would do GRX with 48/31...

looking a bit

I would do GRX with 48/31 crank and the deore 11-42 cassette, RX810 rear derailler this gets you everything but mechanical disk brakes, but with integrated components that...
10-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

this may help in looking at options ...

this may help in looking at options https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches
10-13-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 837
Posted By squirtdad

6800 is more like 5 to 6 years out of date, ...

6800 is more like 5 to 6 years out of date, 8000 is now discontinued, 8100 is current (as of the last month or 2)
10-12-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By squirtdad

IIRC it is at the 12 speed campy level that there...

IIRC it is at the 12 speed campy level that there is huge discussion on need for the tool and peening or will an unauthorized quick link work.
10-12-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 837
Posted By squirtdad

google Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro and compare the...

google Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro and compare the pictures.....

I did this for 30sec, you should spend more time, but I did not see any with a bulge like that for me it would be a hard pass
...
10-12-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By squirtdad

There are a lot of options out there, the...

There are a lot of options out there, the consensus is if you are working with carbon a torque wrench is a must.

I don't do carbon, but ended up getting a Park ATD 1.2 for small bolts and a...
10-11-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By squirtdad

serious epitome of eclectic bike vision ...

serious epitome of eclectic bike vision

whether genius or madness is probably in the eye of the beholder
10-11-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By squirtdad

less work than breaking the compressor out...

less work than breaking the compressor out actually IME. I can't fault anyone for their tools and gadgets though, I have plenty.....just got a pretty full set of milwaukee 18v. The package...
10-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By squirtdad

with that and everything else, I would do white...

with that and everything else, I would do white cables......course I kinda like white cables overall.
10-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By squirtdad

more expensive but IRD makes 7 speed...

more expensive but IRD makes 7 speed...
10-11-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By squirtdad

you would need to look used. I would suggest...

you would need to look used. I would suggest looking for ultegra 6400/600 tricolor hub. https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=4467426a-0623-45b7-a3c9-0df1afa9bef0

I had those on my 89...
10-08-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By squirtdad

I just use rock and roll gold chain lube. Drip...

I just use rock and roll gold chain lube. Drip it on, wipe it off. I have tried others oils/lubes/waxs etc and I keep coming back to this.

I do have the park on the bike chain cleaning tool...
10-08-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

granted have had way more variance with clincher....

granted have had way more variance with clincher. In tubies, my 30mm vittoria corsa control are precisely 30mm, but my 25mm challenge elite measured more like 26.5,
10-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By squirtdad

This is an evil mind worm.....do a...

This is an evil mind worm.....do a triathalon....last one i did was at folsom lake on my 82 Nishiki International. Not sure my knees agree on the run part anymore
10-08-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 619
Posted By squirtdad

what happened to me on my last build.....

what happened to me on my last build.....
10-07-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

IME impossible to tell unless you know what the...

IME impossible to tell unless you know what the true inflated size of the tire is. some are spot on and others vary +/- 1-3mm
10-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,434
Posted By squirtdad

why in the world would you even consider this? ...

why in the world would you even consider this? Hubs like this are designed to work a certain way, filling it with oil (which will end up being a mess) can't do anything but make then not work...
10-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By squirtdad

thanks just looked at his site....looks really...

thanks just looked at his site....looks really promising
10-06-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By squirtdad

If you don't have to have indexing and want...

If you don't have to have indexing and want cheap, reliable and easy set, a set of friction thumb shifters would work great
10-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By squirtdad

wheelbuilders in the southbay?

Anyone have any favorite wheelbuilders in the southbay, my previous go to guy is not available, and wheel building is something that I can and have done, but not enough to be good. this will be...
10-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By squirtdad

personally I would keep the 39/53 so that if you...

personally I would keep the 39/53 so that if you ever need the lower gearing, like say against a head wind you have it. especially with a 14-24 range in back

I have had absolutely no problems...
10-05-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By squirtdad

with out known detail like type of rear cogs and...

with out known detail like type of rear cogs and deraillers it is sheer guess work
some guesses
1) Not enough tension on the rear shifter lever, so it is allowing slipping. trying tightening...
Replies: 54
Views: 3,678
Posted By squirtdad

Go with what feels good for you, but hopefully...

Go with what feels good for you, but hopefully you can find an alternate physical activity (swimming?)

and just throwing this out: maybe consider an pedal assist trike ...
10-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By squirtdad

Nice bike and really like the classic old...

Nice bike and really like the classic old apartment trim

checkout the lake cx328 in wide (sizing is bit difficult) for a shoe with a big toe box (pricy)

beyond that if you need spot...
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