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05-25-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By dperreno

I picked up a Cateye Stealth 50 pretty cheap and...

I picked up a Cateye Stealth 50 pretty cheap and it lasts all day, has a reasonably large display, has Ant+ and uploads to Strava, but not through your phone (no bluetooth). Have to upload using...
05-24-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By dperreno

Are you sure that the spindle (from 1959) uses...

Are you sure that the spindle (from 1959) uses metric threads? Have you tried the next closest inch sized nut?
05-24-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By dperreno

+1 Have to have the shifter fully "relaxed"...

+1 Have to have the shifter fully "relaxed" before you thread the cable into place.
05-24-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,537
Posted By dperreno

You may just not have a long enough hex wrench -...

You may just not have a long enough hex wrench - either use a piece of pipe over the end of the wrench for additional leverage or use a ratchet wrench with a hex adapter.
05-22-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By dperreno

A screwdriver handle with hex insert is an...

A screwdriver handle with hex insert is an inappropriate tool for this. You need to use a proper hex wrench or a ratchet with a hex insert to get enough leverage to both loosen and tighten this. ...
05-03-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By dperreno

Just be sure to use the correct caliper adapter.

Just be sure to use the correct caliper adapter.
05-02-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By dperreno

Of course you can use Ice-Techs, the rotors are...

Of course you can use Ice-Techs, the rotors are interchangeable, as long as you get centerlocks.
04-24-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By dperreno

Have you measured your chain for wear? Is the...

Have you measured your chain for wear? Is the middle ring on your crankset worn? Those could lead to issues with the chain jumping off of the middle ring.
04-24-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By dperreno

I think this is 90% of the solution to your...

I think this is 90% of the solution to your problem. Those 2-bolt stems just aren't as secure as the 4-bolt ones. And yes to evan326's suggestion of anti-seize instead of grease, although loctite...
04-24-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By dperreno

+1 Make sure there is sufficient tension on...

+1

Make sure there is sufficient tension on all of the spokes. Easton Aluminum wheelsets are usually pretty bulletproof.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,214
Posted By dperreno

Without a pic, it didn't happen...

Without a pic, it didn't happen...
03-03-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By dperreno

Or you can use one of these instead: Chain...

Or you can use one of these instead:

Chain Checker Plus Pedro's NA (http://pedros.com/products/tools/general-tool/chain-checker-plus/)
02-21-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By dperreno

If you really don't know what you are doing, I...

If you really don't know what you are doing, I would just bring it to a bike shop and have them take a look. They will quickly tell you if the hanger is bent and can straighten it out for you if it...
02-21-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,310
Posted By dperreno

De-Solv-It in a Simply Orange Juice container. ...

De-Solv-It in a Simply Orange Juice container. Swish it around some, rinse it off and lube. Of course, it helps to remove the chain from the bike before you try this.
11-10-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By dperreno

You may want to look at the new Lezyne computers,...

You may want to look at the new Lezyne computers, they are about half the price of Garmin and seem to do a good job if you aren't looking for all of the bells and whistles that the Garmins possess.
10-26-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By dperreno

If you are able to wait a week or 10 days, I'd...

If you are able to wait a week or 10 days, I'd suggest shopping some of the UK sites. With the current exchange rates, you can get some pretty good deals on tires. Look at Ribble, Wiggle, PBK, etc....
10-24-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By dperreno

I beat you to it above :-) Also, here's a link...

I beat you to it above :-) Also, here's a link to your (tigris99's) discussion thread on mtbr.com

User Review: ITUO Wiz20- Mtbr.com...
10-20-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By dperreno

Might want to look at the ITUO Wiz20 as well....

Might want to look at the ITUO Wiz20 as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DNWCUUY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=JSUWFJKVXJBP&coliid=I3V5YZ5J296VNO&psc=1
10-19-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,815
Posted By dperreno

I saw this post, so I ordered and just received a...

I saw this post, so I ordered and just received a headlight(NL432) and taillight (NL437R) bulb from them. I ordered the XGEN2 regulator as well. Here is the website so you don't have to go through...
10-12-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,534
Posted By dperreno

But did any involve Epi-pens??

But did any involve Epi-pens??
10-03-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,374
Posted By dperreno

I agree with J.C. Take a look at this Shimano...

I agree with J.C. Take a look at this Shimano connector which yours is said to be based upon:

Shimano Dynamo Hub Connector - Longleaf Bicycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,555
Posted By dperreno

My first GPS computer is a Motoactv which I like...

My first GPS computer is a Motoactv which I like because it is small, easy to move from bike to bike, and it will upload my rides to Strava using Wifi. I don't like the short battery life (around 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By dperreno

If that were strictly true, then the headtube...

If that were strictly true, then the headtube would be a straight cylinder, not an hourglass shape. Though I am sure that what he meant was that when designing the headtube, they made sure not to...
09-27-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,015
Posted By dperreno

I live right next door to Royal Oak and I ride...

I live right next door to Royal Oak and I ride there once or twice a week (there are evening group rides which start in front of the library). Main street is very wide and not too busy north of 11...
04-28-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By dperreno

It's hard to find a decently bright set of "be...

It's hard to find a decently bright set of "be seen" lights at a reasonable price. My current setup is this pair of USB rechargeable front and rear lights. They attach tightly with a rubber strap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,304
Posted By dperreno

When she sees it, she'll want one too!

When she sees it, she'll want one too!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By dperreno

Yeah, I ordered mine on Amazon. The extras make...

Yeah, I ordered mine on Amazon. The extras make great refrigerator magnets.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By dperreno

I've been using these for years on all of my...

I've been using these for years on all of my bikes (no Ti axles). Only difference is that I am using magnets that are washer-shaped with a hole which allows me to more easily remove them using a...
01-22-16, 11:40 AM
01-22-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By dperreno

So, to summarize: You need a freewheel removal...

So, to summarize: You need a freewheel removal tool. There is no lock ring. There is no ring. There is just the freewheel and the hub.
01-22-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,965
Posted By dperreno

I used to run almost exclusively Continental and...

I used to run almost exclusively Continental and I'd get 2 or three flats each season, but then I noticed that I wasn't getting any flats on the wheel with the cheap Performance (Forte) tube. I...
01-19-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By dperreno

Hmm, I don't usually ride with a large crescent...

Hmm, I don't usually ride with a large crescent wrench in my pocket either... haha!
01-19-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By dperreno

Excellent method! Especially for when you are...

Excellent method! Especially for when you are out riding and don't have that fancy Park tool in your pocket.
01-19-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,962
Posted By dperreno

I'm sure that any carbon paste will be fine. I...

I'm sure that any carbon paste will be fine. I just use my finger to apply the paste to the seat post and inside of the seat tube.
01-19-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By dperreno

Be careful with any type of polish. The aluminum...

Be careful with any type of polish. The aluminum is anodized, and you don't want to remove the anodization. I would use as mild of a cleaner/polish as possible, and rub it just enough to remove any...
11-23-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By dperreno

I love my SRAM shifters! I have Red, but as I...

I love my SRAM shifters! I have Red, but as I understand it, the only significant difference between Red, Force, and Rival is the weight.
11-20-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By dperreno

I just happened to be looking into this earlier...

I just happened to be looking into this earlier this week. If you think that you might be installing more than just one or two, or if you use stainless steel rivnuts (ilo aluminum), the "Astro...
09-04-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By dperreno

Heretics - all of you!

Heretics - all of you!
09-04-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By dperreno

I have one of these: http://tinyurl.com/na2oaqz ...

I have one of these: http://tinyurl.com/na2oaqz It is very sturdy and stable on a wood floor. The frame hooks are vinyl-covered so that they won't scratch the top tube and I put some cork pads on...
06-28-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By dperreno

No problem, I agree with your observations. And...

No problem, I agree with your observations. And TenSpeedV2 as well.

We probably all should add in the importance of good shoes. My beginner's mistake was getting shoes that were too tight. My...
06-28-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By dperreno

If you are looking for mountain bike pedals, then...

If you are looking for mountain bike pedals, then I second the recommendation for the Shimano M520, you can't go wrong with those.

If you are looking for road bike pedals, a budget alternative to...
06-23-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By dperreno

I agree with running wider tires, though I have...

I agree with running wider tires, though I have yet to see the road bike that can take 700x50 tires! I am 6'-1" and 195 and a couple of years ago I moved up to 700x25 tires which I run at 90/105psi,...
06-23-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By dperreno

[QUOTE=well biked;17919185]I just see no reason...

[QUOTE=well biked;17919185]I just see no reason to use mechanical discs with the cost of entry level Shimano hydraulics being what they are now, with even the most entry level Shimano hydraulics...
06-22-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By dperreno

I use a Brillo or SOS pad. Get it wet and it...

I use a Brillo or SOS pad. Get it wet and it won't scratch the chrome, but will remove the rust.
06-22-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By dperreno

Feedback Sports Pro Elite - picked it up at...

Feedback Sports Pro Elite - picked it up at Performance Bike when it was on sale and used a bunch of Team Points to bring it down below $200 with the carry bag!
06-21-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,963
Posted By dperreno

I've never heard of anyone attaching flyers to...

I've never heard of anyone attaching flyers to bikes - that has to be one of the worst ideas I've ever heard, no matter what the cause.

I don't want anyone to attach anything to my bike, my car,...
11-08-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By dperreno

Here are a couple of Redline pedals that look...

Here are a couple of Redline pedals that look promising:

Replaceable pins:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,941
Posted By dperreno

Salsa makes a dark brown bar tape that will match...

Salsa makes a dark brown bar tape that will match you saddle and look really good against the orange. I have an orange Salsa Las Cruces and the brown tape looks great on it. Plus, it will match...
10-17-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,607
Posted By dperreno

The KMC missing links come in several sizes...

The KMC missing links come in several sizes depending on the chain width. The 9 and 10 speed versions are clearly marked. The 6,7,8 speed links I'm not sure if they are marked or not, but they are...
10-09-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,498
Posted By dperreno

I use citrus cleaner in a jar (24 oz orange juice...

I use citrus cleaner in a jar (24 oz orange juice container with a wide top) and shake it real well. Next, I empty the degreaser and put in some warm/hot water with a little dish detergent added and...
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