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09-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By deacon mark

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less...

Wish you lived near me I would do it way less than $250. That seems a lot of money to build up a bike that is about 90% built.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 551
Posted By deacon mark

I carry CO2 but they are not infallible. They can...

I carry CO2 but they are not infallible. They can be hard to fill when it is cold and you could not get the co2 in and lose all the gas. So I have a small mini pump in the bag too and this really is...
09-26-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By deacon mark

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane...

In 2010 I bought a Bikes Direct Motobecane Immortal Spirit. It is a CF racing bike and it was wonderful. I road it for 3 years had 10,000 miles on it never a bit of trouble. Sold it for like $700 is...
09-24-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By deacon mark

If it is a press fit Bottom bracket which I think...

If it is a press fit Bottom bracket which I think it is and a clamp derailleur, then I would upgrade to Shimano compact with Praxis BB to get the crank in good shape. I personally think you might be...
09-22-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By deacon mark

Shimano 105 hubs r7000 specs

I am going to build new wheelset with these hubs. I canít find the hub specs or dimensions anywhere, does anyone have them? Or possibly have the technical docs on them. Canít find on shimanos site....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,437
Posted By deacon mark

I still run Conti GP 4000 and 5000 with 23mm. I ...

I still run Conti GP 4000 and 5000 with 23mm. I think the next tire I get will be a 25 but I really have no issue with 23's. The road seems fine to me and I am strict road cyclist I don't wander...
09-21-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By deacon mark

The number of teeth in cogs have nothing to do...

The number of teeth in cogs have nothing to do with this. Your wheel has to be able to accept an 11 speed cassette. The cassette you get depends on your situation. I have 11-28. It is 11 speeds but a...
09-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By deacon mark

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but...

I make it easy. I use any dish soap on hand but usually have simple green. Many times I just hang the bike in basement and spray bottle the frame and places that are dirty. That avoids getting any...
09-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,275
Posted By deacon mark

I don't get on a bike without a helmet. I have...

I don't get on a bike without a helmet. I have fallen over just standing because I am clumsy. I even wipe on the trainer inside once did not have it locked in place went down, but no I don't wear one...
09-20-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By deacon mark

i need a new 28 hole cx 279 kinlin rim I wish you...

i need a new 28 hole cx 279 kinlin rim I wish you had one could sell me!
09-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By deacon mark

You need an 11 spd chain and the chances are the...

You need an 11 spd chain and the chances are the hub will not take an 11 spd cassette. You will know if it has a space of 1.8mm on the cassette. You need brakes too the pull won't be the same and...
09-19-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By deacon mark

Get another rim i just had an older wheel with a...

Get another rim i just had an older wheel with a hop bigger than that but drove me crazy. For the price of a 460 i would get a new one.
09-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By deacon mark

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered...

[QUOTE=Bigbus;21700619]I still haven't mastered riding without hands in the standing position for more than a few seconds while pedaling, but other than that I stand up with my arms out when coming...
09-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,217
Posted By deacon mark

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18...

Not an issue. Lost my bride of 32 years 18 months ago. Being a deacon I took the vow of celibacy if she went before me. I give up all my bikes to have her here now regardless.

Letís go ride beer...
09-18-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By deacon mark

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000...

For me this easy. Forget 6800 just buy 105 7000 11 sp groupset. It will do the same thing cheaper and be miles better than what you have. Buy the whole group set crank and all. Buy one new rear wheel...
09-17-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By deacon mark

Standing for 9 miles would be incredible for sure...

Standing for 9 miles would be incredible for sure and I am runner with marathons under my belt and that would be nothing compared to standing 9 miles:)
09-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By deacon mark

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn....

Cassettes are hard to judge when they are worn. The test is exactly what you did. You put a new chain on and the chain slips this is the indicator that the cassette is worn out. Cassette wear varies...
09-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By deacon mark

I think I would careful before I pulled it out....

I think I would careful before I pulled it out. The reason is that it is there to facilitate changing the cables and possible making the cables easier to glide. I would ask the frame manufacture to...
09-17-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By deacon mark

standing to pedal

So I want to ask the group about how long you can stand and continuously pedal? I guess another way to look at it is something liking climbing but this is not climbing question. For me to stand and...
09-16-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By deacon mark

Google the wheel you need and you will have no...

Google the wheel you need and you will have no problem. Not many 9 speeds around you will easily find a rear wheel. Any wheel that is set of 8-11 speed will work with proper space depending on the...
09-15-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By deacon mark

So next question. I carefully measure the hub a...

So next question. I carefully measure the hub a Novotec F482fs and it was the same as the specs given by Nocotec on there website. Then I used the DT spoke calculator and on a 2 cross rear both sides...
09-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By deacon mark

DT swiss 460 rim question

I want to use a 460 to build a rear wheel. The rim is tubeless compatible but I want to know if it has traditional spoke holes in both walls. I don't run tubeless but I don't want the pain of...
09-13-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,121
Posted By deacon mark

I don't normally ride in the rain at least on...

I don't normally ride in the rain at least on purpose but got caught yesterday in downpour. Frankly my rims brakes work fine but I can see the benefits for the disc after this ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By deacon mark

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my...

Sounds like a pretty good move but I think my only issue is I don't like press fit bottom brackets and so I would go to a Titanium Frame with threaded BB. A Lynskey would be nice and maybe price wise...
09-12-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 561
Posted By deacon mark

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and...

Save your money go to Menards or Home Depot and buy cutting pliers. There are a variety of types I manage to find a Master Force Cable cutter at Menards for $12. They do the same thing as any bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By deacon mark

The velocity A23 would be good and they have OC...

The velocity A23 would be good and they have OC rim for rear that is a great thing. The only issue is I just love the roll of these H and Son Archetypes. I build a set of velocity wheels about 8-9...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By deacon mark

I can build my own wheels but generally that is...

I can build my own wheels but generally that is way more cash than to buy one. I have in the past because I like to do it but money wise it is not usually very good. At least I can do that if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By deacon mark

Wheels for ordinary getting harder to find?

I have rim brakes and I use cinchers and have no need at all to go tubeless. Seems in looking for wheelsets with this combination is getting less available. My concern with tubeless rims is that I...
09-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By deacon mark

Truthfully in the end the best move is just by...

Truthfully in the end the best move is just by another rear wheel and since I can build wheels tweak it up if needed. I am looking for a smooth training set. I have some Archetype wheels on my other...
09-09-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By deacon mark

It is just a miss type easy to figure out ERD.

It is just a miss type easy to figure out ERD.
09-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By deacon mark

rear wheel build will I be ok with this calculation

Ok so I can rebuild the wheel and the spokes are good and the nipples. I cannot get a Kinlin xc 279 rim anymore. The ERD is 583 so checking around I see a DT Swiss 585 rim is cheap at $75 and the ERM...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By deacon mark

I need to rebuild a wheel I have now and donít...

I need to rebuild a wheel I have now and donít want to buy new spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By deacon mark

Kinlin xc 279 rim

I don't think Kinlin makes these anymore but I sure wish someone knew where I could find one in 28 holes new.
09-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By deacon mark

Novotec Hubs F482sb

I bought a set of DIY wheels about 4-5 years ago from BDOP cycling. They have a Novotec F482SB
rear hub. Currently it had on it 10 spd Shimano cassette. I want to put an 11 spd shimano on the hub....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By deacon mark

I try not to ride on bad roads but on Conti GP...

I try not to ride on bad roads but on Conti GP II's I get 6000 miles with one tire rotation from front to rear around 2000 miles as long as the rear looks good. Sheldon never when for rotating so I...
08-31-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,297
Posted By deacon mark

Happy anniversary! Lost my bride of just short of...

Happy anniversary! Lost my bride of just short of 33 years about 18 months ago to cancer she battle for 10 years. Life is different and keep going it is a blessing. These days a celibate by vocation...
08-31-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,238
Posted By deacon mark

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that...

I don't care what anyone says a nibble bike that weights 19 pounds is taking 11 off yours and probably could get it to 18 pounds. That is a big difference even touring and you can set a road bike up...
08-31-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By deacon mark

Well if it make you feel any better I had a...

Well if it make you feel any better I had a prostate biopsy in the early AM and then went out later that day and road about 35-40 miles. No problems and much more of a direct hit.............The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By deacon mark

I won't argue at all you are really correct but I...

I won't argue at all you are really correct but I was just thinking of maybe overkill. I just don't want to be fiddling with broken spokes so I usually build 32 hole rear wheels. I am at 169 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By deacon mark

A good reason to run a nice set of 32 rear spoked...

A good reason to run a nice set of 32 rear spoked wheels and front of 24. Normally front wheel is not a problem but a rear wheel with 24 spokes you probably are going to have so serious wobble, if it...
08-25-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By deacon mark

Frankly I have great luck with Canari Gel shorts...

Frankly I have great luck with Canari Gel shorts I have bought at Dick's sporting goods for $40. They have actually done as well and held up better than others. The gel pad works fine and I don't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By deacon mark

like you I started in eggbeaters years ago then...

like you I started in eggbeaters years ago then went to Shimano road pedals. The cleats me years and I ride some 4000-7000 miles a year. I don't stop much only briefly and do not walk around on them...
08-16-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,793
Posted By deacon mark

Like the OP I am 59 and a runner all my life last...

Like the OP I am 59 and a runner all my life last 42 years. I have always done some cycling but in the last 12 years gotten much more into cycling. Good thing because I developed runners dystonia and...
08-14-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,579
Posted By deacon mark

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could...

i am a jazz guitarist and repair guitars. I could tension a wheel by ear completely but I use a Park Tension meter. It works well and it also tells me my ear is still very good. The pitch of the DS...
08-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By deacon mark

Call the Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin and tell them...

Call the Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin and tell them your situation they will build you a great wheel.
08-01-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By deacon mark

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride...

I am a solo rider almost entirely. I like to ride when I want, at the pace I want to go, and in the direction I lead myself. For me I have to keep it simple. I am a runner too which is even more...
07-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By deacon mark

[QUOTE=uoficowboy;21617071]I don't mind the...

[QUOTE=uoficowboy;21617071]I don't mind the weight :) Makes me work that much harder to catch up with the carbon fiber boys.

To go up to a higher speed count cassette I'd need to upgrade both...
07-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By deacon mark

If you get a triple that you like and dialed in...

If you get a triple that you like and dialed in then no hate. I just see a double as less weight and easier to set up. Also you have $250 in this possible upgrade to 10 or 11 speed new. If you can...
07-31-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By deacon mark

I sure would not be buying a triple crankset many...

I sure would not be buying a triple crankset many other ways to get same gearing and not have a triple.
07-28-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By deacon mark

I think temperature is really more individual in...

I think temperature is really more individual in how it effects a person. I have Raynaud's Syndrome and get cold pretty easy. I love the heat and tend to ride much faster when it is warmer. Normally...
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