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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By DaveSSS

A frontal hit warrants a new bike. Personal...

A frontal hit warrants a new bike. Personal injuries warrant more money. I been through this twice. I made lots of money. I had to get a lawyer for one of the wrecks and it took a year to get...
08-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By DaveSSS

Google is your friend. Try a search for mtg...

Google is your friend. Try a search for mtg wheel diameters. You have 27.5 or 650b wheels.
08-02-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By DaveSSS

I've bought a lot of SRAM components in the last...

I've bought a lot of SRAM components in the last two years. They never have any instructions included, but they're easy enough to find. I just bought new brake/shift levers with hydraulic calipers....
07-31-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By DaveSSS

Wider tubeless tires and rims with the pressure...

Wider tubeless tires and rims with the pressure set according to the pressure calculator at zipp. com will make any bike more comfortable, but many bikes won't fit 28-32mm tires. My current frames...
07-31-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By DaveSSS

AXS chain users often think that their chain has...

AXS chain users often think that their chain has little wear after 5000 miles, then put a new chain on and get new-chain skip because they didn't change soon enough. I alternate the use of several...
Forum: For Sale
07-26-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By DaveSSS

SRAM Force AXS mechanical brake shifters SOLD

I have a new pair of Force AXS brake/shift levers that will operate rims brakes or cable operated disc brake calipers like the Juin-Tech GT. Retail price is $496. Asking $420, delivered in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By DaveSSS

My 303s wheels with Pirelli p zero tires...

My 303s wheels with Pirelli p zero tires installed easily and seated with a floor pump. I use orange seal endurance sealant. Worked great when I got a double puncture from a 2 inch construction...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

I agree. Great looking bike. There are so many...

I agree. Great looking bike. There are so many brands and models, it's hard to choose. Often it comes down to what's readily available. I like to build mine, since I have my favorite parts that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

I finished my Yoeleo R12 build. The frame arrived...

I finished my Yoeleo R12 build. The frame arrived 9 days after ordering, with no freight, tax or customs duties. It's got great looking highly metallic red and black paint. The BB bores were tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,775
Posted By DaveSSS

Check your saddle to bar drop. Something around...

Check your saddle to bar drop. Something around 10cm is fairly aggressive. Big guys might go quite a bit more. My saddle height is in the 72-73cm range and a 10cm drop is what I use. I used 8cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By DaveSSS

No brainer. Wider tubeless. My new Zipp 303s...

No brainer. Wider tubeless. My new Zipp 303s homeless wheels are working great. I'm using Pirelli p zero 30mm that measure 31.5mm on 23mm internal width rims. For my weight 54/57 psi. Great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,522
Posted By DaveSSS

A wheels manufacturing thread together BB with...

A wheels manufacturing thread together BB with angular contact bearings will spin freely and never creak. I've used then on BB86 and BB386 shells.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By DaveSSS

Review the head tube angle, fork offset and trail...

Review the head tube angle, fork offset and trail of prospective frames. You'll probably find most to be quite similar. Some of the Italian brands will have more trail. Larger frames often have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By DaveSSS

Fulcrum racing 3 wheels are comparable to zondas....

Fulcrum racing 3 wheels are comparable to zondas. The idea that either wheel creates a rough ride is false. Narrow tires with high pressure do that. I'm surprised that these wheels haven't been...
07-15-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,057
Posted By DaveSSS

The terminology used by chain manufacturers lists...

The terminology used by chain manufacturers lists 114 links for a 57 inch road bike chain, so a link is only 1/2 inch, but chain length can only be changed in 2-link or 1 inch increments. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

In other words, trek just started selling frames...

In other words, trek just started selling frames that might be lighter than a cheap Chinese bike for 4-5 times the price?
​Get some facts on the new model and post that. Do you know that trek weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

I haven't bought a prebuilt bike in 30 years. ...

I haven't bought a prebuilt bike in 30 years. You can always email an inquiry to see what might be possible. I'd build my own.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

The Trek website lists the new Madone frameset...

The Trek website lists the new Madone frameset weight at 1.97 kg for $4200. It's not clear if that includes a seat post. Apparently aero trumps light weight these days. My frameset and post weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the...

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the full length fork. The bars weigh 400 since they are the H9 V2. H10 would weigh about 320. My regular choice is Easton ec-90 bars and zipp stem, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the...

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the full length fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

There are two videos on the Yoeleo R12 on...

There are two videos on the Yoeleo R12 on YouTube. Oz pronounces it yoleo. I got my frame in 9 days after ordering. The paint job is fantastic. The red is a highly metallic.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

Reach and stack originate at the center of the...

Reach and stack originate at the center of the BB. Nothing will change those numbers, since they do not reference the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By DaveSSS

Know your saddle height and saddle to bar drop. ...

Know your saddle height and saddle to bar drop. Better yet, the stack and reach of your current bike if it fits well. Stem angle also makes a difference, but new bikes with integrated bars often...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

The gravel frame is available in matte black with...

The gravel frame is available in matte black with no lettering, but gloss colors with no lettering cost an extra $300 and longer wait time.

I've got a 47cm R12 road frame coming tomorrow. Delivery...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,585
Posted By DaveSSS

If you want a lower price, something like this...

If you want a lower price, something like this might work. Go to the G21 gravel frame.


www.yoeleobike.com (https://www.yoeleobike.com/products-gravel-g21)
07-04-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By DaveSSS

I just installed two new Michelin tubeless tires...

I just installed two new Michelin tubeless tires on my fulcrum racing 3 wheels. I push on the wheel and roll the newly installed tire on the floor to help get the beads pushed out before applying a...
07-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By DaveSSS

It will take a new crank, FD, RD and cassette...

It will take a new crank, FD, RD and cassette just to get a 30/34 low gear that's 12% or one shift lower. A 50T large sprocket would be 16% lower, but require an MTB rear derailleur.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By DaveSSS

It shouldn't matter whether a whole group or just...

It shouldn't matter whether a whole group or just parts are offered, unless there's a price break. Some buyers might want to try using their old 11 speed crank, for example. Some of those prices...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,074
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a...

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a tough climb. I came back to cycling four years ago after almost eight years off due to my worn out knees. With new knees I ride slopes as steep as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By DaveSSS

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers...

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers and cranks. To use cable operated brakes, I have Juin-Tech GT calipers. I've got another build started with force hydro shifters and brakes.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By DaveSSS

It would work with sram axs fd, rd and shifters. ...

It would work with sram axs fd, rd and shifters. I use grx cranks with my sram axs drivetrain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 708
Posted By DaveSSS

Making the change to disc isn't a big deal. I...

Making the change to disc isn't a big deal. I did it about 18 months ago with no regrets. I chose sram force axs. I took the same force axs levers that I was using on two rim brake bikes and moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been running wireless shifting for almost...

I've been running wireless shifting for almost two years. What sram calls sequential and compensating modes have never appealed to me. I just put a 2-sprocket limit on multi-shifts and use that...
06-30-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By DaveSSS

To increase the chain length, you need 110 links...

To increase the chain length, you need 110 links or 55 inches. No such thing as an odd number of links.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By DaveSSS

If you want to update a rim brake frame, SRAM...

If you want to update a rim brake frame, SRAM still has you covered with Force AXS shifters. Most 11 speed cranks work with 12 speed chains and the sprocket spacing on all three brands is so close...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 69. In July I'll have two years on sram...

I'm 69. In July I'll have two years on sram force axs. Once set up, it doesn't need occasional tweaks. So much easier to make shifts from the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By DaveSSS

Back to ICAN frames. I'd avoid a model that's...

Back to ICAN frames. I'd avoid a model that's disc, but with 130mm rear spacing instead of 142mm. As far as DIY, a frame is a frame. There's no cutting/facing tools needed but a RD hanger alignment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,939
Posted By DaveSSS

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18...

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18 pound range, there's very little to be gained with a lighter frame. Most of the lightest weight frames cost about $5000. That's a lot to pay to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By DaveSSS

I've owned every speed of Campy lever from 8 to...

I've owned every speed of Campy lever from 8 to 12 speed. Bob is right about the need to use some force with these levers, particularly the thumb button. One of the things I like about sram axs is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By DaveSSS

I used Campy only for 25 years, but all of those...

I used Campy only for 25 years, but all of those frames had external cable routing. I never had shifting problems with any of those frames.

Campy 12 shifting was great in the beginning, but in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By DaveSSS

My internally routed frames were Colnago. Who's...

My internally routed frames were Colnago. Who's to say if there was a better way than Colnago came up with?

I'm sure Campy electronic works fine, but it's got plenty of wires and costs a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By DaveSSS

I use SMP saddles. I've found them to be more...

I use SMP saddles. I've found them to be more comfortable than any other brand I've used. They make a lot of models. Find the right width from their recommendations first. I use the stratos with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By DaveSSS

After two years on new frames with internal cable...

After two years on new frames with internal cable routing and Campy 12, I got fed up with cable friction issues and moved on to sram force axs. Within a few months, I moved on to disc brake frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,565
Posted By DaveSSS

The Pirelli tires are not the problem. Mine work...

The Pirelli tires are not the problem. Mine work great with orange seal endurance. Very little air loss.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By DaveSSS

Sounds right to me. Watch that the FD doesn't...

Sounds right to me. Watch that the FD doesn't rotate out of alignment when the clamp bolt is fully tightened. This is a common problem to miss.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By DaveSSS

You align the TWO marks to be parallel with the...

You align the TWO marks to be parallel with the big ring, but alignment with the the teeth, from side to side is irrelevant. The limit screws are adjusted after the chain is installed. FD alignment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been using the new zipp 303s hookless rims...

I've been using the new zipp 303s hookless rims for over 1000 miles with no problems. The 23mm internal width allows a lower tire pressure than my 19mm hooked rims. My Pirelli p zero tires were easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By DaveSSS

Yes, since Shimano cranks and BBs don't normally...

Yes, since Shimano cranks and BBs don't normally need any spacers.
06-09-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By DaveSSS

I strip the factory lube off so I can start with...

I strip the factory lube off so I can start with my home made paraffin based liquid lube that will be used for the life of the chain. It yields excellent chain life and doesn't attract dirt. Not all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By DaveSSS

The chain rings are on the left side of the crank...

The chain rings are on the left side of the crank spider, so adding spacers reduces the chainline.

The cranks use normal 24mm spindle shimano compatible BBs. I use wheels manufacturing thread...
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