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07-09-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

Ok thanks for the tips. I'm going to clean it...

Ok thanks for the tips. I'm going to clean it up, test and take stock of everything, change the chain (confirmed worn), and then make decisions based on that. Thanks again
07-09-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

Ahh good deal thanks, I would prefer to use real...

Ahh good deal thanks, I would prefer to use real Campy, but when I searched I only found full sets.

I must have mis-remembered on the mileage, either way I'm far beyond on the years, but all...
07-08-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

So something like this for the rear:...

So something like this for the rear: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/jagwire-slick-stainless-derailleur-cable-shimano-campy

I mean everything on the bike seems to be well. I need a new...
07-08-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thats a good idea thanks for the tip, I will give...

Thats a good idea thanks for the tip, I will give it a shot. I do love the way it looks and always get compliments from other riders, so maybe its worth it for the looks. Thanks again!
07-08-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By Rogue Leader

Theres actually a lot of automotive bolts that...

Theres actually a lot of automotive bolts that are one time use, like many cylinder head bolts (especially VW/Audi), some brake caliper bolts, and some others.



Awesome thanks for the tips. ...
07-08-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By Rogue Leader

Campagnolo Ultra Torque crank set center fixing bolt

My bike has a set of ultra torque cranks which has that single bolt deep in the middle holding them together. Is that bolt a 1 time use that I should replace if I decide to remove the cranks (say for...
07-07-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

1 more question, the cranks are ultra torque...

1 more question, the cranks are ultra torque which has that single bolt deep in the middle holding them together. Is that bolt a 1 time use that I should replace if I decide to remove the cranks...
07-06-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thanks for the tip, sounds like I might as well...

Thanks for the tip, sounds like I might as well do it. Makes me sad to remove my sweetest bar tape job of all time though lol.
07-06-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thanks for the replies. In reality while they...

Thanks for the replies. In reality while they are old-ish (built the bike in 2010) my housings are in great shape, I almost feel maybe just replacing the cables should be fine so maybe the housing...
07-06-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Rogue Leader

Campagnolo cables - is there any reason this would not work?

Need to overhaul my daily rider, new cables/housings/chain. Its 2007 Campagnolo Veloce, I can't find the original cable set but this:

Campagnolo Ultra-Shift Ergo Lever Cable Set - (CG-ER600) |...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By Rogue Leader

To chime in as a triathlete, getting a good...

To chime in as a triathlete, getting a good workout on the road on a tri-bike is damn near impossible aside from dangerous. Theres only a couple places at least where I live where its safe to put the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

I don't want to get into stereotypes, but theres...

I don't want to get into stereotypes, but theres no way that dude saw this thread. PS no phonecall yet on when I can see it. Glad I backed out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

Just wanted to thank everyone for their help...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their help again. I ended up backing out of this deal, suddenly the price went up $100 (the price was $700 to the first guy, he supposedly put tires on it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,613
Posted By Rogue Leader

The reason it concerned me is I have a set of...

The reason it concerned me is I have a set of cheap Michelins that I use as trainer tires that are twice as old and are in the same spot, and they are fine. Now admittedly my triathlon tires get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,613
Posted By Rogue Leader

Just need to be careful. For some reason the...

Just need to be careful. For some reason the GP4ks on my race bike have dried out after a couple years. Yes the bike does live in the garage, also I live near the ocean so that may help(hurt). But...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,613
Posted By Rogue Leader

Just picked up a set for my race bike, as my old...

Just picked up a set for my race bike, as my old ones have dried/crapped out. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By Rogue Leader

I cannot count how many Triathlons I have been in...

I cannot count how many Triathlons I have been in that at least 1 car has blown through cones, cops, barriers, etc. It happens almost every race except the NYC Tri.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,212
Posted By Rogue Leader

My Road/main bike is a Bikesdirect bike. It was...

My Road/main bike is a Bikesdirect bike. It was one of their lower end models with Shimano Sora aboard. But I did the opposite, I sold every part off the bike except the frame, headset, seat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Rogue Leader

Look around at a couple of the international...

Look around at a couple of the international sellers sometimes they have closeouts on a couple years older groupsets. My Campy bike I built in 2009 using closed out 2007 Campy components I got from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Rogue Leader

Basically you need to avoid 2007 and 2008...

Basically you need to avoid 2007 and 2008 groupsets unless you don't mind the downshift issue. 2006 and earlier and 2009 or later work the way you want.

As for the hood I don't know, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Rogue Leader

In 2007 (and 2008) Veloce included something...

In 2007 (and 2008) Veloce included something called the escape mechanism. Basically this prevented multiple downshifts with 1 sweep but still allowed multiple upshifts. That said, I have a 2007...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thanks for the replies guys.... So I guess...

Thanks for the replies guys....

So I guess the consensus is I really need to see this thing in person, although ultraman's suggestion looks closest. I will surely post pics once my friend shows...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

Ohh its bought, just waiting for my friend to get...

Ohh its bought, just waiting for my friend to get it to me. Just interested if anyone else here has/had one and knows more info about it. The wait is killing me lol
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rogue Leader

No expert here, but I'd consider a smaller...

No expert here, but I'd consider a smaller crankset (you have a double I guess?), and then maybe a better geared rear cassette to give you a better range.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

If it was that easy I would not have posted it...

If it was that easy I would not have posted it here. Long story short a friend knows I am into bikes, sent me this picture with a "do you want it?" and a really good price. He is getting it off of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

Anyone? Bueller?

Anyone? Bueller?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Rogue Leader

Help identifying this road bike

Hi all,

I have been offered this bike at a really good price, but I need a bit of help identifying it. Obviously I know its an Orbea Euskaltel, from around the early 2000's, it doesn't seem to...
Forum: Triathlon
10-28-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Rogue Leader

End of season loss of motivation.....

I've lost my motivation and I really can't get it back.....

Some of you may have read my post about my crash in DC, well that took me out of commission for a month. I came back and did a few...
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rogue Leader

If its a USAT sanctioned race they are supposed...

If its a USAT sanctioned race they are supposed to test the water... as well any race director worth a salt would do that as well for a non sanctioned event. I've swam in some nasty spots for races...
Forum: Triathlon
09-23-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Rogue Leader

Sorry to hear... I know the feeling just had my...

Sorry to hear... I know the feeling just had my first real crash a few weeks ago. Sounds like you fared better than me!
Forum: Triathlon
09-21-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thanks guys. Boy never got a puncture...

Thanks guys.

Boy never got a puncture wound before, its a pain, gotta change bandages twice a day. And when the doctor had to clean it out and cut the greasy dead skin out! wow nasty!!
...
Forum: Triathlon
09-21-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,354
Posted By Rogue Leader

The highlighted part is important. Is your trail...

The highlighted part is important. Is your trail hilly? Even a little hilly over 70 miles that could make a difference of a mile vs a GPS which doesn't take elevation into account when calculating...
Forum: Triathlon
09-12-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Rogue Leader

My worst event ever, Nations Tri, this weeknd....

I capped off a season of poor races today with a race that not only was just bad luck on my part (to cap off a season of poor training), but an absolute disdain for some (not all) of my fellow...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,659
Posted By Rogue Leader

My first year of doing Tri's I wore a running...

My first year of doing Tri's I wore a running jersey that I would put on as I was getting on the bike. It was one of the dumbest things I've ever done.
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,659
Posted By Rogue Leader

Thanks for the tips all, I figured I could just...

Thanks for the tips all, I figured I could just wear my tri-top but I wasn't sure if it would end up a hindrance. Definitely not gonna go the speed suit route, as every race I've done in the past 3...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-10, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,659
Posted By Rogue Leader

Race may be non-wetsuit legal, what do you do?

So next weeks upcoming Nations Tri may be non-wetsuit legal because the water temp now is 85 degrees. So what do you do? I normally wear a tri-top and tri-shorts under my wetsuit, should I maybe...
Forum: Triathlon
08-30-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By Rogue Leader

Nations Tri Bike Rental Emergency....

So my buddy who is doing the Nations Tri with me had his race bike stolen off the roof of his car yesterday (we had a race in the morning and he went straight to work, probably not the best move). ...
Forum: Triathlon
08-26-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Rogue Leader

NYC usually has a gear drop, basically trucks...

NYC usually has a gear drop, basically trucks near the swim start that each racer gets a bag with their number on it to toss in their shoes etc into and then pick up at the end of the race. I...
Forum: Triathlon
08-24-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Rogue Leader

Does your disc sit inside, against the spokes, or...

Does your disc sit inside, against the spokes, or against the side of the rim?

I'm emailing pics now....
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Rogue Leader

Wheelbuilder disc users, I think I'm doing it wrong

Take a look at the attached pictures, you can see my wheelbuilder disc sits against the sidewall of the rim, I cannot get it to stay flat I always have lumps, as seen in pic #3. I shaved the inside...
Forum: Triathlon
05-14-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rogue Leader

Some good advice I learned here and at...

Some good advice I learned here and at Slowtwitch. Are you competing at a world level? Do fractions of a second or even a few seconds really count? I ride with no socks all the time and I run with...
05-05-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,908
Posted By Rogue Leader

LOL I almost spit my iced tea out when I read...

LOL I almost spit my iced tea out when I read that good one...



I'd call it stupidcide come check out the bike paths near me to see it all the time. I have no doubt its possible to ride safely...
05-05-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,524
Posted By Rogue Leader

Im actually really interested to know the WHY in...

Im actually really interested to know the WHY in this case. Although I'm sure we never will... I mean really I doubt she got up that morning and decided to start running people down.

Was it a...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rogue Leader

+1 on everyones response. If traffic by you is...

+1 on everyones response. If traffic by you is anything like traffic by me you will fast become road pizza trying to ride a tri bike in traffic.
Forum: Triathlon
04-27-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Rogue Leader

I have Profile QS2 brake levers on mine... Not...

I have Profile QS2 brake levers on mine... Not sure if they are cheap I bought the bike used and built.
Forum: Triathlon
04-27-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Rogue Leader

I avoid the MUPs with my TT Bike except for one...

I avoid the MUPs with my TT Bike except for one and only early in the AM, reason being is it is wide, fairly straight, and fast and slightly hilly with no real blind points or sharp turns. Its a...
Forum: Triathlon
04-27-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By Rogue Leader

You may have a hard time finding jammers locally...

You may have a hard time finding jammers locally at some of the big name stores (Sports Authority etc) right now as they are just getting them in probably. They should have them soon. They don't...
Forum: Triathlon
02-21-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,348
Posted By Rogue Leader

I used to do that and all that suit did was screw...

I used to do that and all that suit did was screw up my form. As a fellow back of the pack swimmer I can tell you the gains just from form alone are huge. Grab a couple pairs of Jammers and work on...
02-10-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By Rogue Leader

www.mapmytri.com that site is triathlon...

www.mapmytri.com

that site is triathlon geared, they have a sister site www.mapmyride.com for biking only.
02-10-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Rogue Leader

I hear that. I run Conti GP4000s on my Fulcrums....

I hear that. I run Conti GP4000s on my Fulcrums. I think they had an easier time at the Battle of the Bulge than I had getting those tires on. I invented new 4 letter words!



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