Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: stevoo
Showing results 1 to 50 of 200
Search took 0.17 seconds.
05-11-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By stevoo

If your bike has bare (non-anodized, non-painted)...

If your bike has bare (non-anodized, non-painted) aluminum, be careful degreasing. Many water based degreasers can make a mess of the finish. Most petroloum based degreasers don't cause issues. ...
04-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,533
Posted By stevoo

Definitely go for it. Build it up exactly as you...

Definitely go for it. Build it up exactly as you want. My guess is you will grin everytime you ride it or even look at it.

When I retired I built up a new dream road and mtn bike. Bought bare...
03-25-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 28,038
Posted By stevoo

Yup, agree 100% on adjusting angle etc until it...

Yup, agree 100% on adjusting angle etc until it works for you when you ride. Static measurements mean nothing.
Also, the adjustment will be different from bike to bike. An upright bike adjustment...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 71,860
Posted By stevoo

In regards to the spoke nipple comment I agree....

In regards to the spoke nipple comment I agree. The quad drives and / or the Squorx nipples work very well and using the driver while torquing the nipples from the rim outside while building is...
03-21-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By stevoo

Agree 100% on SKF. Only ISIS BB that has held up...

Agree 100% on SKF. Only ISIS BB that has held up for me. Not cheap, but good stuff.
They were out of production for a long time
Happy to see they are available again.
Good luck.
02-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By stevoo

Sorry, missed that A pencil taped to the seat...

Sorry, missed that
A pencil taped to the seat tube where a FD theoretically would be also works well.
02-07-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By stevoo

You can straighten it on the bike using the FD...

You can straighten it on the bike using the FD cage as a guide to see any wobble.
Pretty simple job, just go slow and you should be fine.
Good luck
01-29-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,636
Posted By stevoo

The total bike count is great and all but over 30...

The total bike count is great and all but over 30 plus years the accumulation of parts is starting to be a problem.
Starting to have some storage issues and a lot of it is now becoming "vintage".
I...
01-21-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By stevoo

Have found over the years that some manufacturers...

Have found over the years that some manufacturers just cannot hold tolerances very well. Had some bottom brackets that just has threads a tad oversize. Very frustrating but it happens.
Example:...
01-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,621
Posted By stevoo

Have ridden a lot of tandems in the last 35 years...

Have ridden a lot of tandems in the last 35 years and my thoughts are as follows.

You will be spending a premium amount on this bike so it would be good to make sure what you buy makes YOU happy....
01-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,341
Posted By stevoo

1) What are the advantages of tubeless? 2) Why?...

1) What are the advantages of tubeless?
2) Why?

For my use:
1) No more common flats from thorns. (Because the sealant works).
2) Because I hate fixing flats during a ride.

Currently only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,226
Posted By stevoo

Seems the OP is fairly new to cycling. so,...

Seems the OP is fairly new to cycling.
so, please note that saddle height is set for riding/pedaling the bike, NOT set as to be able to touch the ground when stopped.
When you stop you ease fwd OFF...
01-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By stevoo

Been using Jenson for years. They have always...

Been using Jenson for years.
They have always been really great.
If you call they are very helpful.
01-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,361
Posted By stevoo

Had exact same issue as OP once. Turned out to be...

Had exact same issue as OP once. Turned out to be a shifter cable that was too stiff.
Look at the angle the cable has to make when exiting the barrel adjuster to the cable fixing bolt WHEN IN THE 11...
12-24-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,606
Posted By stevoo

Gatorade bottle(s) and chain quickie link. Great...

Gatorade bottle(s) and chain quickie link. Great chain cleaning tool(s). No need to overthink it.

Had to replace jockey and idler wheels on people's bikes because they used fancy on bike cleaner...
12-24-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By stevoo

Got in a quick 40 mile spin today. Traffic was...

Got in a quick 40 mile spin today.
Traffic was very light. Nice.
12-20-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By stevoo

You can configure the spacer stacks on the pads...

You can configure the spacer stacks on the pads to narrow or wide. Swap the thick and thin as you like from outer to inner.
Normal stuff.
Good luck.
12-15-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By stevoo

Sometimes they just won't return from the...

Sometimes they just won't return from the stretch. Sometimes if they get oil on them they also swell and never fit well again.

Two solutions.
1) Obvious, new hood.
2) Have used this many times....
12-15-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By stevoo

Also take into account any clutch mechanism if...

Also take into account any clutch mechanism if mtn style as that adds some resistance when shifting to bigger dia cog.
Archer and Xshifter already use motors to "pull" the cable for wireless...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,857
Posted By stevoo

Trek rear IsoSpeed experience. Yes, Domane 600...

Trek rear IsoSpeed experience.
Yes, Domane 600 series.
Just comfy bump absorption. Really takes the sharp edge off.
No downside so far. You don't know it is there except it just rides nice.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By stevoo

The Sora road rear derailleur works perfectly for...

The Sora road rear derailleur works perfectly for this application. Inexpensive, has plenty of chain wrap so you can run ALL the gear combinations if you like with even a 32 tooth cog in back....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By stevoo

Silca now has the new red rubber gasket for the...

Silca now has the new red rubber gasket for the venerable tried and true presta chuck.
They work wonderfully. The pkg says they will last longer etc.
So far I like the new gasket.
Can't go wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,075
Posted By stevoo

Tuscany Italy is great. Self guided tour. Rented...

Tuscany Italy is great. Self guided tour. Rented bikes from a company there.

Colorado. Many, many miles riden there. Tons of options to fit whatever you are looking for. Great cycling!!! Love...
11-16-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,259
Posted By stevoo

I do the same as many forum members. Turn down...

I do the same as many forum members.
Turn down the tunes and listen for slight rub during final true and/or a sheet of white paper background as needed if you like visual reference. I use both for...
11-06-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By stevoo

The fast pad wear sounds like you are using resin...

The fast pad wear sounds like you are using resin pads.
At 245 lbs, I highly suggest the largest rotors your bike will accept (adapters reqd and are cheap) and metal pads.
Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By stevoo

Blast from the past for sure. His small...

Blast from the past for sure.
His small warehouse was located accross the street from where I used to work.
Went inside couple of times and bought stuff. It was an interesting place for sure.
My...
10-28-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By stevoo

If you have deep carbon rims not using the nut...

If you have deep carbon rims not using the nut results in the stem rattling and drives me "nuts".
Never used them on shallow rims, no need.
good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,851
Posted By stevoo

Some folks use a friction reducer, some don't....

Some folks use a friction reducer, some don't. Sometimes a little dab is helpful, sometimes not needed. Depends totally on the individual and their needs for that ride.
Some folks swear by one...
09-27-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,125
Posted By stevoo

The OP asked about mistakes. Avoid high...

The OP asked about mistakes.
Avoid high pressure washers.
Along same lines, if/ when you do wash, use the hose with some common sense.
If you choose to use a degreaser be aware of where you use it...
09-17-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By stevoo

Yes, remove quickie link, clean chain, put back...

Yes, remove quickie link, clean chain, put back on, repeat, during life of chain.

When chain is worn out the quickie link is given to riding buddies to carry as emergency spare.

You see the...
08-29-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,125
Posted By stevoo

In the house, on the bike rack, in the spare room...

In the house, on the bike rack, in the spare room that is also the office.

The garage is "the shop" where there are sparks, chips, machine tools, grinding dust, saw dust, paint overspray...
08-27-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,755
Posted By stevoo

Thanks for sharing the info on Niagra. That...

Thanks for sharing the info on Niagra.

That explains my recent Amazon purchase from them that was never filled.

I too bought from them over the years as they had good prices. Never any issues....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By stevoo

Bulit a few sets of wheels using LB rims. 35mm...

Bulit a few sets of wheels using LB rims. 35mm for my wife's Domane 6. Used 45mm on other road builds, all clincher's. Been holding up well for a few years now. Also built a few sets LB rims for mtn...
07-11-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By stevoo

Also, keep in mind most Shimano chains are...

Also, keep in mind most Shimano chains are asymmetric. All lettering/numbering on link plates face outward (away from bike).
highly suggest a quickie link.
good luck.
07-03-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,037
Posted By stevoo

I am 56, retired a few years ago. It has been...

I am 56, retired a few years ago. It has been great. Been remodeling the house, riding road and mtn bikes, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, backpacking, running. I am super busy and it has been great....
07-02-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,228
Posted By stevoo

Old thread, agreed. But, i too would like to...

Old thread, agreed.
But, i too would like to locate one for a tandem refurb doing for a for a friend. Used to be plentiful back in the day. Hard to locate now.
Only one I have seen recently was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By stevoo

One nice thing is the redesign of the FD on 8000....

One nice thing is the redesign of the FD on 8000. Frame cable exit point no.longer plays any role in FD operation. The old design was "challenged" on many frames. The 8000 FD is different to set up...
06-26-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By stevoo

That picture is great. What comes to mind for me...

That picture is great. What comes to mind for me is when I am on a smaller sized frame and 26" wheel mtn bike. In that instance more of a circus bear on a bike as I am 6' 4" tall. Most bikes are too...
06-14-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,750
Posted By stevoo

I ride ISM saddles on all my bikes. Bought many...

I ride ISM saddles on all my bikes.
Bought many over the years. Have thousands and thousands of miles on them and many years. They are holding up well. I am not a light guy. They were not cheap but...
06-07-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By stevoo

Yup, had this happen once too on a ride. My...

Yup, had this happen once too on a ride.

My Leyzine Road Drive pump has two sides to choose from used to connect to presta valve.
One threads on, flip it around and other side just pushes on like...
06-05-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,475
Posted By stevoo

Yup, the tandem is the great equalizer. Allows...

Yup, the tandem is the great equalizer. Allows less than avid cyclist to come along and participate in rides they normally would not be capable of and have fun doing it.
Never have to wait or worry...
05-31-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By stevoo

Agree 100%. Not uncommon to adjust new cup and...

Agree 100%.
Not uncommon to adjust new cup and cone hubs so they are correct.
Good luck.
05-15-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,295
Posted By stevoo

Will share a similar challenge I had once. ...

Will share a similar challenge I had once.
changed RD cable on mtn tandem. Just could not get it to work correctly. Upon careful scrutiny the cable was stretching under tension.
Changed cable to...
05-01-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By stevoo

I have curved connex links for 7/8 -speed and...

I have curved connex links for 7/8 -speed and 9-speeds.
Been using these for many, many years.
05-01-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By stevoo

Bingo, yes the connex links can be installed...

Bingo, yes the connex links can be installed upside down. You get the 11 tooth skip to remind you.
It is one of those things you do once.
Good luck.
04-24-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By stevoo

Will share an experience on the subject. Just a...

Will share an experience on the subject. Just a data point to consider

Drove to a race with bikes on fork type roof rack. Both carbon bikes, carbon forks. One with aluminum dropouts, one all...
04-20-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,206
Posted By stevoo

Another Kroil user here. Never failed yet. ...

Another Kroil user here.
Never failed yet.
Stuck aluminum stem in steel fork. Galvanic corrosion, yes. Sweat, years of neglect, raw aluminum against bare steel. Kroil, sit overnight, shock from...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By stevoo

Yes, absolutely when doing anything 100mi or...

Yes, absolutely when doing anything 100mi or more.
Being able to grind along while upper body, arms etc are snoozong is awesome.
Aero is also a nice benefit.
If you have never used them before you...
03-16-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,050
Posted By stevoo

I guess it could be considered maintenance when...

I guess it could be considered maintenance when my city and surrounding cities re-stripe them making them smaller due to making the medians bigger. They make the medians bigger in an effort to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,578
Posted By stevoo

The ride qualities and geo of the bikes the OP...

The ride qualities and geo of the bikes the OP lists are very different from one another. OP should focus on those differences rather than the component levels. The difference in how those bikes ride...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 200
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.