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Forum: Great Lakes
08-21-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Severian

Yo! I'll be in my Erik's Bike Shop black and...

Yo! I'll be in my Erik's Bike Shop black and whites (I think of them as my ultra-formal cycle wear ;) ) so I should be easy to find.

See you there!
07-22-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,994
Posted By Severian

ok, cyccommute... I hear your sarcasm and raise...

ok, cyccommute... I hear your sarcasm and raise you;

Burnishing a disc rotor with an abrasive sheet such as emery cloth to remove any surface glaze, cleaning the rotor w/ Dawn Dish Detergent and...
07-22-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Severian

tighten down your caliper and rotor fixing bolts...

tighten down your caliper and rotor fixing bolts to the recommended torque specs.
07-22-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,994
Posted By Severian

Second the replace-the-pads. I would also...

Second the replace-the-pads. I would also recommend replacing your rotor unless you've got a torch and a steady hand.
07-12-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Severian

Huh, that seems like something the Tech Boys @...

Huh, that seems like something the Tech Boys @ Specialized should know about. Did you e-mail them?
06-22-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By Severian

I'd take one if they slapped ISO drilling on the...

I'd take one if they slapped ISO drilling on the non-drive side for MTB use.
06-14-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Severian

I've been happy-ish with the Wax lube version so...

I've been happy-ish with the Wax lube version so far. I need to send an e-mail to Finish Line asking some questions about it soon.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-22-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,506
Posted By Severian

Well... now the rain is up to 60% with...

Well... now the rain is up to 60% with T-Storms... and 70% the night before. With up to 1/2" of rainfall over the two periods.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-18-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,506
Posted By Severian

I may be cursed vis a vis this group ride. Last...

I may be cursed vis a vis this group ride. Last week I hugged a tree down at the Kettles and took a handlebar to my quad just above the knee. I've made my schedule available for this ride. But......
Forum: Great Lakes
04-09-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,658
Posted By Severian

There are many shops. From rumor (and taken with...

There are many shops. From rumor (and taken with a grain of salt); Machinery Row/Budget doesn't pay on time, the owner of Williamson is certifiable, the owner of Yellow Jersey is a coke addict, the...
03-26-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,162
Posted By Severian

Ahh... I see the confusion. So that spacer you're...

Ahh... I see the confusion. So that spacer you're looking at in Diagram 4 is part of the Barmac "stem". The steerer tube plug is not, as I said, part of the Barmac, it should be considered part of...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By Severian

I gotta tell ya. I'm impressed that you got it...

I gotta tell ya. I'm impressed that you got it back together. But, you do know that you could have saved headache by ordering the Shimano Internal Di2 cables right? They're the same cable but w/o the...
03-26-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,162
Posted By Severian

I wouldn't remove that expander plug, if you're...

I wouldn't remove that expander plug, if you're intending on re-using that fork. I know that Specialized specifically designs that expander plug to work with that fork. The expander plug is an...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By Severian

Ok.... I gotta know.... does it still work after...

Ok.... I gotta know.... does it still work after you cut your cables?
03-21-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,023
Posted By Severian

Well the omnium will be a stiffer crank. I've...

Well the omnium will be a stiffer crank. I've been using an Omnium through 2 Wisconsin winters with no issues to speak of.
03-21-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By Severian

The standard is enforced by the CPSC. If you take...

The standard is enforced by the CPSC. If you take a look at Euro helmet standards they have a "lower" safety "Rating" than US helmet standards. All helmets must meet or exceed the CPSC standard...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-11-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Severian

*cries*

*cries*
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Severian

Excellent. Now I just need to get that day off.

Excellent. Now I just need to get that day off.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Severian

Well played sir... well played! *claps*

Well played sir... well played! *claps*
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By Severian

After long absence I will chime in. Assuming...

After long absence I will chime in. Assuming nothing crazy happens I will try to get this day off and come! I'm a neutral, so I'm not going to throw off the late voting. When do we meet and where in...
03-04-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,763
Posted By Severian

Congratulations for having a craptastic attitude.

Congratulations for having a craptastic attitude.
03-04-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,763
Posted By Severian

To answer your question: yes BBs are installed at...

To answer your question: yes BBs are installed at the factory. Many LBSs are known to pull BBs, inspect, clean, regrease and reinstall them in order to catch problems like this. However, that sort of...
01-30-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,936
Posted By Severian

Organic pads OR... clean and re-burnish your...

Organic pads OR...

clean and re-burnish your rotors. Most likely you have an uneven buildup of brake pad material on the rotor that is contributing to the noisy brakes.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,171
Posted By Severian

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Boston&state=MA&site=BOX&textField1=42.3583&textField2=-71.0603&e=0

Provides all the info of weather.com plus wind direction etc... without the...
12-27-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Severian

Which model? Standard, SL, SL2? Standard takes...

Which model? Standard, SL, SL2?
Standard takes a "campy style" integrated headset. You might be better off going to a specialized Dealer and having them order one from Specialized directly.
SL and...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Severian

I would dare you to prove me wrong. With...

I would dare you to prove me wrong. With citations, non-anecdotal evidence, actual math and statistics... but that's not how the game works is it?

There is no Consumer Reports for bicycle tires.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Severian

Ok... I know this is going to come as a shock to...

Ok... I know this is going to come as a shock to people who have brand loyalty... but...

I will posit that ANY tire with significant flat protection is just as good at flat protection as any other...
12-13-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,877
Posted By Severian

IMO external bearing BBs are, on the whole, a...

IMO external bearing BBs are, on the whole, a better bottom bracket. I do understand the argument that your average rider won't benefit as much as a pro rider from the increased stiffness. However,...
12-12-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Severian

+1 on the Gore Ride-On cables. Though they may be...

+1 on the Gore Ride-On cables. Though they may be overkill for your purposes, since you're not doing much mud riding. However, Shimano does make packaged cable and housing sets which will fit your...
11-22-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Severian

When I assembled my Ti frame I used the Frame...

When I assembled my Ti frame I used the Frame Prep silver grease from Finishline.
11-17-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,688
Posted By Severian

To be clear, it can and has. But, most shops...

To be clear, it can and has. But, most shops cannot afford the nice 200 dollar syntace torque wrenches, or the $500 snap ons. We are not all "Exclusive Cycles", which is what it sounds like the OP...
11-17-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,688
Posted By Severian

On postview... your statements about bicycle...

On postview... your statements about bicycle mechanics and local bike shops is insulting. flagged, particularly since you're in MY town.
11-17-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,688
Posted By Severian

wow.... *hangs his head* god I hope you...

wow.... *hangs his head*

god I hope you don't come into my shop....

More to the point. Would you like to be charged $50 to have me install a stem onto your bicycle? Because I will if that's...
11-07-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Severian

Replace housing if: it is cracked, it is kinked,...

Replace housing if: it is cracked, it is kinked, it is rusty, if the cable is rusted past the entrance of the housing, if the cable is frayed, if the housing is frayed (in the case of derailleur...
11-07-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,171
Posted By Severian

First question: no it doesn't change your gear...

First question: no it doesn't change your gear inches. But it DOES change your gain ratio. (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_g.html#gain)

Second Question: I don't use a torque wrench with mine....
11-07-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Severian

It's really not that difficult to take a wheel...

It's really not that difficult to take a wheel off.

and you're probably better off getting a Hutchinson Road Tubeless kit from Stan's than going about this route. With the extra weight of a Deep-V...
11-06-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Severian

I have an Omnium that runs back to a Surly track...

I have an Omnium that runs back to a Surly track cog mounted on a Phil Wood. I have no problems with chainline.
10-29-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By Severian

I don't believe that Shimano does a BB90...

I don't believe that Shimano does a BB90 compatible crank.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By Severian

Ummm... Arkel and Endura are two completely...

Ummm... Arkel and Endura are two completely different companies. Arkel is selling Endura's product on their website, but they do not own Endura.

Endura's home website. (http://www.endura.co.uk/)
...
10-06-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Severian

call SRAM directly, they may send you one.

call SRAM directly, they may send you one.
10-04-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Severian

You're going to need more than that. The damper...

You're going to need more than that. The damper cartridge underneath the lockout knob is screwed into the fork crown. You will need a large bore socket (22mm to 26mm depending, I don't remember which...
10-03-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Severian

Wood so you don't damage metal and plastic parts....

Wood so you don't damage metal and plastic parts. And you need to press down onto the damper piston to oppose the twist of the piston. The piston is not seated in the bottom of the fork lowers. And...
10-03-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Severian

No, your frame is not disc brake compatible....

No, your frame is not disc brake compatible. Those holes are mounts for fenders and racks.
10-03-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Severian

Remove the cap from the fork crown over the...

Remove the cap from the fork crown over the damper leg (the one you're working on) per RockShox recommended method. The damper cartridge will come with it. Pour out the damper oil.

Here's the part...
09-24-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Severian

I do own a streetmachine. Depending on the model...

I do own a streetmachine. Depending on the model you may have the ability to tune the springrate, are there two dials on the crown of the fork one over each stanchion leg? if so you should be able to...
09-15-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Severian

If the bike is creaking you should have your...

If the bike is creaking you should have your frame bearings looked at.

Since you only bought it in Jan, I gotta say I'm surprised. You must put in some serious miles, hats off to you!

What do...
09-15-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Severian

I've used both. I can tell no difference.

I've used both. I can tell no difference.
09-15-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Severian

Considering the big red S on the side of that...

Considering the big red S on the side of that shock the OP is limited in what shocks he can install, or have installed, on that bike. That is likely a Specialized custom tuned Fox RP23 or some...
09-07-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Severian

I've purchased a custom frame from Seven Cycles....

I've purchased a custom frame from Seven Cycles. I've got more miles on it than any of my other bikes and I love it to death.
08-18-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Severian

No, there are no Powertap hubs drilled for Rolf...

No, there are no Powertap hubs drilled for Rolf spoking patterns, or even with the same flange shaping as the Rolf. So you're SOL.
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