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06-18-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,043
Posted By bikeman68

New at posting

JUst trying to create a new post in a particular category, and find it was not as simple as I thought it would be. In my case I want to ask public, are there any X AXIS CT USA made bike tool fans...
06-18-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By bikeman68

I started cycling in 80's and remember the...

I started cycling in 80's and remember the favorite by so many at the time were the Sedisport FRench made chains. They had the most speherically bulged (quieting effect) inner plates to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By bikeman68

Caad 5 Cannondale

Its time for a new Headset on my 2002 Caad 5 so what spec headset does it take? I think it had 45x 45 degree chamfers for head tube, and crown race. so please, if not sure on this topic ,...
05-13-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By bikeman68

These threads are full of baseless opinions that...

These threads are full of baseless opinions that lack experience. I have tested many so called bicycle greases, Park Polylube really failed riding in the rain, with me climbing and descending fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,859
Posted By bikeman68

Ti Skewers

So why not just contact manufacturer to see if they can take a good look at the cam mechanism to see if it was their design flaw? You realize these things need regular maintenance with oil or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,128
Posted By bikeman68

Im really lanky with short trunk and tall inseam...

Im really lanky with short trunk and tall inseam with saddle height being 80 cm from BB axis to top of saddle, currently ride a 58 cm Cannondale Caad 5 and thinking of getting a 56cm Caad 10. ...
05-22-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,097
Posted By bikeman68

180mm is a huge crank size, even Jens Voight ...

180mm is a huge crank size, even Jens Voight rides cranks shorter than 180, he runs the 177.5mm like Jan Ullrich. For you at your more avge inseam Id use 172.5 at the longest. If you have trouble...
03-05-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,139
Posted By bikeman68

this post is still useful info, the RD-2 cranks...

this post is still useful info, the RD-2 cranks are getting sold a plenty for fixed gear use. Im glad I asked about the chainline because it looks like its 45mm after cranks tightened, and thats too...
03-05-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,139
Posted By bikeman68

DO NOT EVER grease tapers of cranks or spindles,...

DO NOT EVER grease tapers of cranks or spindles, it will create an overtightening that will surely crack the taper hole, or distort taper hole of crank larger. I will ensure the surfaces are clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,347
Posted By bikeman68

Andy Im sure he meant 93 cm from pedal axle axis...

Andy Im sure he meant 93 cm from pedal axle axis to top of seat. Ok next topic is where can we get non GMO food, and killing the whole operation of Monsanto
07-20-14, 11:27 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,347
Posted By bikeman68

seat height

Maybe you have a Triathlon coach "bike fitter"? At 5'10 you are real average in height, and need no more than a mid size frame and maybe 74-76cm of saddle height. If you get a helper to get...
05-14-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By bikeman68

Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium...

Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium oil for mechanical friction, so when you learn how not all grease is the same and pay for that with hub damage, then knowledge is super valuable. Im...
05-12-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By bikeman68

HI temp waterproof grease

I have found that nothing compared to Phil Grease for resistance to wear and rust. When i used Parks grease I found out the hard way I couldnt count on it, rust formed on bearings after rain, and...
11-25-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 220,871
Posted By bikeman68

Siclmn, Dont you have significant hills in any...

Siclmn, Dont you have significant hills in any direction from home in WA?
11-25-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 220,871
Posted By bikeman68

Dont you have significant hills in any direction...

Dont you have significant hills in any direction from home in WA?
11-25-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 220,871
Posted By bikeman68

If anybody here still races, you can also use...

If anybody here still races, you can also use your drop bars, with higher gearing in season and push for a higher avge speed . In years past Id use up to 53/16 and ride by shoreline where I had very...
01-17-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,988
Posted By bikeman68

to Bill

Bill Grow up, its always the replies to dormant posts that get the inevitable "This post is so Old!" reply and its stupid since the mentioned equipment (Mavic freehub) is still in use, and this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,175
Posted By bikeman68

I have alot of road riding and road racing exp...

I have alot of road riding and road racing exp and can tell you I like the Exustar 7 degree red/yellow cleats better than the 4.5 degree LOOK keo GRAY cleat. The 7 degrees float ensures you dont...
Forum: Introductions
01-04-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By bikeman68

A handful of topics: Group rides(rd) mavic service/parts and so on, grab a chair

Im a 44 year old road rider with some track cycling interest also, living in Bridgeport CT area and hope to find like minded adults here inmy area who love to ride, obsessive about their sport and...
01-04-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 220,871
Posted By bikeman68

for those of you who ride fixed exclusively, just...

for those of you who ride fixed exclusively, just treat yourself and get a good road bike with 9 or (oh gosh) even 10 speed rear cassettes and you will fly , and want to go further and on any hill,...
01-04-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,988
Posted By bikeman68

best mavic cassette oil

I have the same result now that its real cold in CT, my mavic cassette body is very heavy turning with the phil tenatious oil.I wont do that again, unless Im spending a summer in TX, and then this...
10-04-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,699
Posted By bikeman68

Bull Shot

Yes, Bull shot is supposed to be good stuff, they had a bike grease called Super Bearing Grease Im pretty sure, its red and reminds me of Amsoil with the red color and aroma (Mmmmmm quality greaase...
09-17-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,699
Posted By bikeman68

Chevron Grease I concurr, I used this dk...

Chevron Grease
I concurr, I used this dk Green auto grease in my Campy Hiddenset years ago, and it still runs smooth, its very weather resistant, resists rust and lube failure and isnt Too heavy...
05-17-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,105
Posted By bikeman68

Chain wax vs the oil based lubes For my off...

Chain wax vs the oil based lubes
For my off road and mtn bike use, I have found the White lightning wax to be the best at really "self cleaning" and cycling the dirt out from the chain...
05-13-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,636
Posted By bikeman68

seatpost issue

.2mm kind of gay?
well there is a need to have accutate fit with stems , seatposts , handlebars.
if you have to you can get a 26.8mm post and EVENLY sand off a few thousandths of an inch to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,977
Posted By bikeman68

cleat screws

Nacho
as meticulous and high maintenance as rd bikes are, how much time do you think it takes to regularly love your road shoes? Just keep regular checking of the cleat screws (and I know your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By bikeman68

TJ I like a variety, but tea is a good idea,...

TJ
I like a variety, but tea is a good idea, esp warm tea this time of year.
I once drank SOBE POWER for awhile before an intense 2 hr ride or race, and liked that for teh pep...
02-23-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By bikeman68

Mexi Pat as you can see here from the...

Mexi Pat
as you can see here from the contributing writers such as gypz, cycling can be sweet, but also a very bio technical pAIN IN THE ASS (or crotch) butt dont give up, and try other bikes on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By bikeman68

Also Folks, when Time came out with their...

Also Folks,
when Time came out with their hot new rage in road racing pedals and shoes,(1988) they insisted that having float helps the knees.This is helpful to some with bad bio mechanics which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By bikeman68

Hodie If you ride with a road shoe with...

Hodie
If you ride with a road shoe with cleats, you can do damage with a poorly aligned shoe over the pedal.
you could also have a pre existing condition for all I know, maybe a runners...
02-22-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By bikeman68

There are so many bike chain lubes its enough to...

There are so many bike chain lubes its enough to make your head spin, but the good news is you can try different ones to see for yourself what you like best.One of the most popular lubes are made by...
02-22-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,556
Posted By bikeman68

Hey Guys Alot of riders think they need...

Hey Guys
Alot of riders think they need the latest technolgy to win or upgrade, and dont realize that whether they're on a 90s era Steel bike with Ultegra 9 speed and race worthy clinchers, or...
02-21-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,262
Posted By bikeman68

cycling

hey NYC
That old timer could have been an awesome Madison racer on the track in the 40s and 50s , you never know. you should see how they rode on those banks at 30 plus mph with no...
Forum: Touring
02-21-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,070
Posted By bikeman68

Did you ever consider the shoes being too small,...

Did you ever consider the shoes being too small, and tight at the toe, smashing into them and contributing to the problem? i have never felt that toe clips were the cause of this, I used them back...
02-21-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By bikeman68

its true taht there are so many new style posts...

its true taht there are so many new style posts now, but with the traditional style and economical like a Kalloy Uno or post modern, you can get your angke with some determination, and tighten it all...
02-21-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By bikeman68

100 gear inches on a Track bike? Thats a 52-14...

100 gear inches on a Track bike? Thats a 52-14 with 700c wheels, which is what Eddy Merckx used for his awesome ride of 49.43 km at Mexico City , setting the bar high in the Prestigious World Hour...
02-21-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,161
Posted By bikeman68

SSK you can get a fixed gear with a bmx...

SSK
you can get a fixed gear with a bmx freewhell on one side, and fixed cog on the other, so dont go nuts, but be prepared for some tough times in even moderate or rolling hills unless you have...
02-17-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By bikeman68

Normally your cranks and bb set up are as good as...

Normally your cranks and bb set up are as good as any, but I have encountered a group of Specialized road bikes with faulty FSA crank, BB combos, with what I saw as undersize "spindle' that didnt fit...
Forum: Touring
02-17-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,389
Posted By bikeman68

stick with whats proven, like the triple...

stick with whats proven, like the triple crankset.Compact is the trend, but it sucks, think of the sharp jump in gearing from the 50 to the 34. You can get the most durability with 8 speed.If you...
02-16-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By bikeman68

Rob Ray You had a freak accident.On the other...

Rob Ray
You had a freak accident.On the other hand, maybe you saw this coming with an unusual amount of tree banches on the road?
Anyhow, this normally doesnt happen, and if you see this...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,324
Posted By bikeman68

You have a bossy boss huh? I could see a...

You have a bossy boss huh?
I could see a concern for you handling store money by bike, making you a possible target.So why cant the store have a bank branch a short walk away to make the deposit?...
02-16-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,556
Posted By bikeman68

Hey BMW Yes there have been alot of big...

Hey BMW
Yes there have been alot of big shots winning on aluminum, such as Mario Cippolini, Ivan Quaranta (Rossin Nylon)
dont worry about being at a disadvantage with aluminum unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,173
Posted By bikeman68

rumrunn you will get such a range of body...

rumrunn
you will get such a range of body physiques here, and also along with that, a variety of fitness levels and fat compostions, more so than if you went to local road races and looked at all...
02-15-10, 12:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,690
Posted By bikeman68

Vredstein Bike mechanics can BS as easy as...

Vredstein
Bike mechanics can BS as easy as anybody.He was just testing to see how far he could go with your ignorance, and maybe convince you to junk your bike or give it away and buy a new...
02-15-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,690
Posted By bikeman68

Hey Zacster what can I help you with? i have...

Hey Zacster
what can I help you with? i have yrs exp as a bike wrench at a popular shop in So CT. Ive done Road, track and before all that, BMX.
02-15-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By bikeman68

seat post sanding

I did this the other night! I took an old 26.8mm post to use in my retro 26.4mm seat tube.I placed teh bare post (cradle parts off) on a solid work table with the post head hanging off table edge, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By bikeman68

Growing boy You will likey have enough...

Growing boy
You will likey have enough cleat slop with the gray cleats as long as you carefully center the cleat angle in the natural plane of your feet.You can do this best on an indoor...
11-12-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By bikeman68

I have experienced fixed drive Nirvana with a...

I have experienced fixed drive Nirvana with a Miche Track ring up front, a german made track cog I got thru J+B importers, and the Sram PC-1 track or 1/8 chain, so there were no tight spots, and even...
11-12-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,059
Posted By bikeman68

this is a quick, nimble track race machine, why...

this is a quick, nimble track race machine, why do you put so much $$$ in a bike that gets ridden on the roads??
You can do that on a converted Italian road bike from the 80's, with about a 42-16...
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