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01-08-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Jamminatrix

I built a set with them last year. I'm not a...

I built a set with them last year. I'm not a huge fan of the anodized brake surface that wears off. Mostly, I'm always interested in building/trying new rims. If I don't use them, I sell them.
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12-31-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Jamminatrix

Good find. If it's Argentinian pricing, the...

Good find. If it's Argentinian pricing, the conversion rate works out to $69.56usd/rim, which seems right. I sent them a message on FB. Their site doesn't show/allow international delivery.

I...
12-31-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Jamminatrix

Why do manufacturers advertise stuff that doesn't exist? (Alexrims)

I'm looking for both of these rims, though at this point I'll take either:
CX35 | Alexrims (http://www.alexrims.com/products/cx35/)
R600 | Alexrims (http://www.alexrims.com/products/r600/)

After...
04-22-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,823
Posted By Jamminatrix

Police report? Small claims court? Sounds...

Police report? Small claims court?

Sounds like you're paying for someone else's fault.
02-01-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jamminatrix

What model Shimano Dura-Ace BB? Shimano...

What model Shimano Dura-Ace BB?

Shimano really has two versions of Hollowtech II BB's...the larger diameter (original) ones and the smaller (newer) diameter ones. The older style is still used on...
01-30-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By Jamminatrix

The big three UK retailers are all authorized...

The big three UK retailers are all authorized Shimano dealers that offer the standard 2/3 year warranty.

The only "caveat" for consumers is justifying paying international shipping for warranty,...
01-30-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jamminatrix

Everytime I've tried to wear gloves I have just...

Everytime I've tried to wear gloves I have just made things messier around me. Grease doesn't wash easily off nitrile, vinyl, or latex gloves, so as soon as I grab a clean component, clean part of...
01-30-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Jamminatrix

Those GMC bikes are made by Kent. The freewheel...

Those GMC bikes are made by Kent. The freewheel is either 13 or 14 on the smallest sprocket. The crankset is riveted chainrings onto propetiary spider, so no chainring upgrades - new crank only. ...
01-29-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jamminatrix

Junk them. Even if its repairable, I can...

Junk them.

Even if its repairable, I can tell you the cost of paying someone to fix them (who knows what they are doing) is more than the value of the bars.
01-29-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By Jamminatrix

Higher prices = more flexibility in pricing. ...

Higher prices = more flexibility in pricing. Lower prices mean slimmer profits, especially if they're going to make competitive pricing against online retailers.

From a business perspective,...
01-29-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jamminatrix

The seal can definitely be removed if one is...

The seal can definitely be removed if one is careful and properly reinstalls it. It's just rubber molded around a brass washer, which is why brut force will bend/fold it.

The best way to...
01-28-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Jamminatrix

The wear plate is just plastic, no heat gun. On...

The wear plate is just plastic, no heat gun. On the bottom side there are two dowels in the corners that fit into the body. When you get the replacements you'll be able to see how it fits into the...
01-28-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Jamminatrix

Those look like the old 6610 Ultegra pedals, and...

Those look like the old 6610 Ultegra pedals, and they look seriously worn...the aluminum body is worn to where a new rubber plate might not fit well.

The replacement for the 6610 is actually the...
01-28-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By Jamminatrix

That asinine, even considering IBDs pay...

That asinine, even considering IBDs pay exorbitantly more from Shimano America. The 10spd 5700s are previous generation, too.



Import duty is variable by how it's coded by retailer, the state,...
01-28-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jamminatrix

You have a 68mm shell and the V2 crank comes in a...

You have a 68mm shell and the V2 crank comes in a 68mm option. The spindle width is determined by the crankset.

If you already bought the Claris crank you want because it's compact, you can try...
01-27-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jamminatrix

I had a '02 Postal scheme 5200 back in the day....

I had a '02 Postal scheme 5200 back in the day. Was nice then, but is totally different to the technology of today's carbon bikes.

If $1500 is really your friends budget, and your friend isn't...
01-27-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Jamminatrix

The dust shield is considered part of the...

The dust shield is considered part of the freehub, since it's pressed it. They're sold together. Unfortunately your wheelset uses the titanium freehub, which is damn expensive.

Your best action...
01-26-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jamminatrix

Open cell would allow the liquid solution to...

Open cell would allow the liquid solution to travel through the sponge and flush it out.

With closed cell the grit is just going to stay between the chain and sponge.

Those yellow kitchen...
01-26-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Jamminatrix

What tool are you using to measure and how...

What tool are you using to measure and how accurate is it?

Edit: From searching, looks like there's a couple headtube/headset versions based on model year.

What year is yours? Are top and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jamminatrix

When I first started riding, the 'Florida winter...

When I first started riding, the 'Florida winter kit' was basically just arm warmers and leg warmers. Anything more and you were spoiled, and envied. Local bike shops didn't carry serious winter...
01-26-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,022
Posted By Jamminatrix

The reality is that if there was one perfect...

The reality is that if there was one perfect length, everyone would be using it. Teams, sponsors, and manufacturers of the industry all spend millions of dollars every year on developing technology...
01-26-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Jamminatrix

Probably was used on a cyclocross setup.

Probably was used on a cyclocross setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jamminatrix

Born and raised in Florida, but thanks to...

Born and raised in Florida, but thanks to traveling lifestyle and living in other states, cold doesn't bother me much anymore. Of course buying the right clothing and using it is a big part of that. ...
01-24-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Jamminatrix

On those generic Giant wheels, the end caps are...

On those generic Giant wheels, the end caps are just friction fit and slide on/off the axle (in theory, unless they've got grit wedged in there) for front hubs. The rear is likely threaded.
01-24-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Jamminatrix

Would need to do this with a lathe or mill. Hand...

Would need to do this with a lathe or mill. Hand sanding/filing won't be able to plain it straight.

I'd be interested in seeing if anyone has a solution for centerlocks.

Your only option...
01-23-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jamminatrix

What size small chainring are you using? ...

What size small chainring are you using?

Depending on your derailleur hanger (they vary slightly), you can cheat a 11-36T cassette on there with the long cage 6800/5800 and B-screw wound all the...
01-22-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Jamminatrix

The problem with buying used rims is you'll never...

The problem with buying used rims is you'll never know if they have radial true issues until you've spent the money on spokes and start bringing up the tension.
01-22-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Jamminatrix

Shimano also now makes TL-42...

Shimano also now makes TL-42...
01-17-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Jamminatrix

I did a $400+ order from Merlin a couple weeks...

I did a $400+ order from Merlin a couple weeks ago for 5800/6800 stuff. And ordered before that for Shimano wheels. First things first, some of Merlin's Shimano components are OEM (even though they...
01-17-16, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By Jamminatrix

I believe the XT uses an aluminum lockring. You...

I believe the XT uses an aluminum lockring. You can use a steel lockring from a lower end cassette if you're worried about pulling threads off.
01-15-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By Jamminatrix

I will admit it's not always the shops holding...

I will admit it's not always the shops holding themselves back by choice, per se; it's their dependence upon having (insert big bike brand), who requires their minimum order of flooding the showroom...
01-15-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Jamminatrix

If any difference in wear existed, IMO there...

If any difference in wear existed, IMO there isn't, it would be negligible compared to your maintenance schedule of cleaning and lubing anyway.
01-14-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By Jamminatrix

I was in a Trek Store this past weekend for...

I was in a Trek Store this past weekend for simplest thing: 35mm recessed brake nut. I didn't care about brand, nor even if it was used. Just needed one....for a Trek....like the exact model Trek...
01-14-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,513
Posted By Jamminatrix

[Lack of] inventory is also a shops biggest...

[Lack of] inventory is also a shops biggest downfall. Shops do have an advantage when it comes to common and consumable items like tubes, chains, tires, and accessories like lights, nutrition, etc,...
01-13-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By Jamminatrix

What is the fork brand? To me it actually...

What is the fork brand?

To me it actually looks like the aluminum is exposed. Between the disc brake standoff, rack mount, and throughaxle dropout, I'd expect there would be aluminum under that...
01-09-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Jamminatrix

Never going to happen on a modern drivetrain,...

Never going to happen on a modern drivetrain, because the tooth profile and diameter is different between the two, as well as chain tension changing.

I know what you mean, though. One of my bikes...
01-09-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By Jamminatrix

PTFE/Teflon cables and Polymer coated cables are...

PTFE/Teflon cables and Polymer coated cables are two different things. PTFE cables vary wildly by manufacturer in both quality and coating. The [newish] Shimano Polymer cables (what I believe you...
12-29-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Jamminatrix

Why?? Save $5 and buy new... Shimano CS HG20...

Why??

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12-29-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Jamminatrix

This is one of the big reasons... But of course...

This is one of the big reasons... But of course it won't stop people from just adding spacers anyway, so the top of the steerer is only reaching halfway in the stems clamp, which is far more...
12-29-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Jamminatrix

What brand are the nipples?

What brand are the nipples?
12-23-15, 01:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,401
Posted By Jamminatrix

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Awesome, thanks for sharing!
12-23-15, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By Jamminatrix

Technically, they're called tooth lock and...

Technically, they're called tooth lock and belleville serrated spring lock washers (since some have slight taper). You adjust the caliper with the spring tension fine adjustment after getting it...
12-23-15, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jamminatrix

The 'slipping' (detensioning) is from your...

The 'slipping' (detensioning) is from your cables; every time the handlebar turns the ferrules press against the barrels in an uneven manner, forcing them in the natural direction of loosening.

...
12-23-15, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jamminatrix

I use Dualco grease gun, my finger, and acid...

I use Dualco grease gun, my finger, and acid brushes... It just depends what I'm doing. Not one thing is ideal application for everything. And if you're like me and use a few different types of...
12-23-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jamminatrix

Those that have $15,000 laying around for a bike,...

Those that have $15,000 laying around for a bike, I doubt are worried about being phased out of standards, or backwards compatibility in the future.
12-19-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,126
Posted By Jamminatrix

One catch: Depending how old the wheels are, you...

One catch: Depending how old the wheels are, you will be left with 'shadows' where the stickers used to live. Between sun fade from sun exposure, and chemical fade from bike washes with cleaners,...
12-17-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jamminatrix

Here's a good article highlighting length...

Here's a good article highlighting length variations across brand new chains models: Technical FAQ: Chain wear measurement - VeloNews.com...
12-16-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,401
Posted By Jamminatrix

I did read they revised cable pitch of the rear...

I did read they revised cable pitch of the rear derailleur, but overlooked the fact it likely won't work with other 10spd groups. This would come as a huge blow to old 4600 Tiagra users who want to...
12-15-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,401
Posted By Jamminatrix

4700 uses the "new" geometry front derailleur, so...

4700 uses the "new" geometry front derailleur, so you can use the 5800 front derailleur on 4700 shifters...however 11 and 10 speed rear are different cable pull/geometry, so you cannot mix the...
12-11-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By Jamminatrix

I'm similar in that I have a short inseam...

I'm similar in that I have a short inseam relative to overall height, at just over 6'1". With a lengthy upper body, fitting within UCI's reg TT makes me feel super squished.

Before internally...
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