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08-05-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By pmt

That's exactly what the cassette is supposed to...

That's exactly what the cassette is supposed to look like.
07-31-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By pmt

Yep, that's normal. You might simply need some...

Yep, that's normal. You might simply need some derailleur adjustment, or a new chain or new chain/cassette combo.
07-31-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By pmt

Don't buy him that; it's a kids bike with limited...

Don't buy him that; it's a kids bike with limited use. Buy him a small cyclocross or road bike that he can use to go on road rides with you and perhaps even race on. Go to your LBS and pick out a...
07-31-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By pmt

Push on them and see if the glue is dry; if it...

Push on them and see if the glue is dry; if it seems OK, then take them out and ride on some off-cambers and try to intentionally roll them. If they stay on, then you're likely OK.
05-20-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By pmt

Get the TRP 8.4 instead; it's a better brake with...

Get the TRP 8.4 instead; it's a better brake with better parts, and you can choose colors or not.
05-20-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By pmt

Remove the BB and have the shell faced.

Remove the BB and have the shell faced.
05-19-17, 05:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By pmt

Nope, the edges do not roll if good quality tape...

Nope, the edges do not roll if good quality tape is used. Fizik tape lasts for years and tens of thousands of kilometers when wrapped top-to-bottom.
05-17-17, 03:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,183
Posted By pmt

Right, well, he needs to rethink that. If he...

Right, well, he needs to rethink that. If he changes to 41/33 rings, as I think his existing crank will take, then he can pretty much use any cassette out there without worry. He can quickly borrow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By pmt

Food/water stops? Just get a Camel Racebak, some...

Food/water stops? Just get a Camel Racebak, some bottles, and pack your jersey pockets with paninis. That's all you need.
05-16-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,183
Posted By pmt

The answer here is to get a set of Wickwerks...

The answer here is to get a set of Wickwerks chainrings in 41/33. Then you can use any 11-whatever cassette you like, and you're guaranteed to be junior-legal for any race. The shifting is like...
05-16-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By pmt

ALWAYS top to bottom; much cleaner and easier,...

ALWAYS top to bottom; much cleaner and easier, and it doesn't roll if you use a quality professional tape such as Fizik Superlight. That tape can last for years!
04-26-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By pmt

That should be fine; Microshift uses standard...

That should be fine; Microshift uses standard older Shimano pull-ratios.
02-24-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,642
Posted By pmt

Yep, I've replaced Novatec bearings a bunch of...

Yep, I've replaced Novatec bearings a bunch of times; they go bad regularly. Just get the number off them and get some from Amazon; if you don't have the press-tools, you can get them from Boca...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,604
Posted By pmt

Are those FMB road tires you've used Carogna...

Are those FMB road tires you've used Carogna with? I have a friend who was unsuccessful using it with FMB CX tires; something about the basetape is different from other standard tubulars.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,604
Posted By pmt

Just finished up a full cyclocross season with...

Just finished up a full cyclocross season with four racers and five wheelsets taped with Carogna; we had 100% success. Not a single tire-roll or problem, and we all raced on nasty off-cambers with...
12-07-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,909
Posted By pmt

See here-> Carogna - Effetto Mariposa...

See here-> Carogna - Effetto Mariposa (http://www.effettomariposa.eu/en/products/carogna/)

They used two difference adhesives specifically designed for what the tape is adhering to. We race...
12-07-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,909
Posted By pmt

Comparing Carogna tape to Tufo tape is like...

Comparing Carogna tape to Tufo tape is like comparing an iPhone to two-cans-and-a-string.
12-06-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,778
Posted By pmt

The most important thing is to PRACTICE fixing it...

The most important thing is to PRACTICE fixing it if you do have a flat, at home, in the comfort of your garage, before trying to do it out on the road. Road Tubeless is not the same as clincher, as...
12-06-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,909
Posted By pmt

Yeah, you can usually use clincher rims for...

Yeah, you can usually use clincher rims for stretching. That should be OK.

Do not try to re-use any tape; toss it. Ideally, you'll clean the rims to be sterile for best results. You can also have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pmt

Yep, zero effects. No problem at all.

Yep, zero effects. No problem at all.
10-24-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By pmt

If you want to be sure, just regularly check the...

If you want to be sure, just regularly check the tightness of all bolts on the bike (and shoe cleats). I check our race bikes weekly during the season, and monthly the rest of the year. It doesn't...
10-02-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By pmt

Yep, I've put Road Tubeless tires on maybe seven...

Yep, I've put Road Tubeless tires on maybe seven different kinds of rims, always with Stan's tape. Works perfectly.
09-27-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By pmt

Also, many Masters races are 1234 only. No Cat5...

Also, many Masters races are 1234 only. No Cat5 racers welcome.
09-27-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By pmt

It's a rarity that a MTB wins a CX race; I think...

It's a rarity that a MTB wins a CX race; I think your experience is skewed a bit in your area. They're slow as molasses on the road sections and straight grass runs compared to CX bikes.
09-27-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,677
Posted By pmt

Yes, for sure. Eddy Merckx said something along...

Yes, for sure. Eddy Merckx said something along the lines of "Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades."
09-27-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By pmt

Nothing whatsoever; if you're looking at a...

Nothing whatsoever; if you're looking at a computer, you're not racing. Check out the data after the race for sure.
09-10-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,665
Posted By pmt

You want that 46 for the start and also possibly...

You want that 46 for the start and also possibly for the finish if it's a long straight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By pmt

Well it takes easily attainable AAAs, so just...

Well it takes easily attainable AAAs, so just have spares like most people do. It can be used as a blower.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By pmt

Yep, just patch the inside. I've had plenty of...

Yep, just patch the inside. I've had plenty of Road Tubeless tires with cuts like that. No biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By pmt

Right here->...

Right here-> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018TVL4Z6/

Great for both road and cyclocross; the gauge is accurate at both low and high pressure, AND, the best part, is that it works fast and...
09-03-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,552
Posted By pmt

Agreed with above; hammer for short sessions....

Agreed with above; hammer for short sessions. Also, get your kids to race also, so then you can train with them.
07-30-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By pmt

I'm always amused by those who spend $$$$ on...

I'm always amused by those who spend $$$$ on bikes and then cheap-out on a workstand. A Feedback Sports Sprint workstand is a fraction of the cost of a nice carbon fiber bike. SMH.
Replies: 51
Views: 10,533
Posted By pmt

Yep, Road Tubeless with sealant would likely have...

Yep, Road Tubeless with sealant would likely have made that a non-issue. I've done plenty of kilometers on a slight flat that sealant stopped; I either added air/CO2 later, or repaired it later. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By pmt

A huge advantage to SRAM is that they're...

A huge advantage to SRAM is that they're relatively easy to disassemble and service with a modicum of mechanical ability. That won't happen with Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,376
Posted By pmt

I support a group of juniors; take the levers off...

I support a group of juniors; take the levers off unless they truly cannot stop the bike safely with the normal levers.

Forget using stem shifters or downtube; teach them to use STI-style. Often,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,399
Posted By pmt

I've got thousands of kilometers on PD-R540s and...

I've got thousands of kilometers on PD-R540s and really notice no performance difference between those and Dura Ace once I'm riding.
04-03-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By pmt

Oh, you'll be fine with toe clips. Just stay at...

Oh, you'll be fine with toe clips. Just stay at the back, please, and learn how to ride in the group. You might also sign up for some local Cat 5 training races if there are any, which will help you...
04-03-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By pmt

Yep, many a race has been won on Eggbeaters. Last...

Yep, many a race has been won on Eggbeaters. Last year at Cap Cross Classic, the only guys who could clip in with all the mud and frozen snow were guys with either Eggbeaters or Time ATAC. The SPD...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By pmt

Or use the local raw honey method and be done...

Or use the local raw honey method and be done with allergies forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By pmt

38 or 40 should be fine.

38 or 40 should be fine.
03-22-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,502
Posted By pmt

And what, pray tell, would you like us to do for...

And what, pray tell, would you like us to do for traction? I'd guess that you've never raced CX. Try it sometime at a variety of pressures and tell us how you did at 60 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,724
Posted By pmt

You were supposed to be road-fitted; CX bikes...

You were supposed to be road-fitted; CX bikes often have a higher position.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,724
Posted By pmt

That's because you forgot to put on road tires...

That's because you forgot to put on road tires and inflate them to more than 20 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,724
Posted By pmt

If you're fitted properly, you're not going to...

If you're fitted properly, you're not going to notice much of a difference. One big advantage that CX frames have for riders who follow Rule 9 is that they're significantly easier to clean after the...
03-09-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By pmt

Yep, 46x13 is a great gear, and more than enough....

Yep, 46x13 is a great gear, and more than enough. You probably don't need that 12 for CX either.
12-20-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By pmt

If one uses a large-jaw caliper then that'll show...

If one uses a large-jaw caliper then that'll show if it's parallel or not.
12-19-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By pmt

The short answer to the OPs question is to simply...

The short answer to the OPs question is to simply take a caliper and measure it at multiple places.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,832
Posted By pmt

Why replace the shifters? Are they not working...

Why replace the shifters? Are they not working well?
11-13-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By pmt

And often you'll find that the line that most...

And often you'll find that the line that most other people take it totally wrong; you have to figure it out yourself.
11-13-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By pmt

Yep, seven is more than enough. One of my juniors...

Yep, seven is more than enough. One of my juniors runs seven, and I *love* that I never have to adjust it or tweak it or do anything to it. It just works, every race, perfectly, dry or mud. Great...
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