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07-05-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By zacster

I overhauled my 10sp Chorus a few years ago with...

I overhauled my 10sp Chorus a few years ago with new G-springs. It was quite the job but I got it done and it has been working flawlessly ever since, and felt like new. You have to be very...
07-05-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 293
Posted By zacster

2 psi is within the margin of error of most...

2 psi is within the margin of error of most gauges. Why are you even worried about this? I'm happy with a 5psi range.
07-05-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By zacster

In my "bike shop" the only consumables are lube,...

In my "bike shop" the only consumables are lube, grease, patches and cement. I buy everything else as needed. I can go through a bunch of tubes in a short time, and then have the last one bought sit...
07-05-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By zacster

The dropouts measure 123, so maybe it was a...

The dropouts measure 123, so maybe it was a transition model from 120 to 126 where either could fit? My Cannondale measures 128 and was specifically done for that. Putting a 130 wheel on is literally...
07-05-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By zacster

tubes and rim tape are interchangeable between...

tubes and rim tape are interchangeable between 700c and 27".
07-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,212
Posted By zacster

I didn't ride to NJ though. I drove and parked...

I didn't ride to NJ though. I drove and parked at Liberty State Park. It was going to be a 35 mile round trip but it was just too bloody hot. 35 miles is about the ride from my house to the...
07-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By zacster

That Shimano compatibility chart is pretty...

That Shimano compatibility chart is pretty complicated, and of course I can't find all the parts that I used for my MTB build on the MTB page. It all seems to work though. With the GRX derailleur...
07-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25,343
Views: 2,463,356
Posted By zacster

3 laps of Prospect Park and they felt good. I...

3 laps of Prospect Park and they felt good. I was able to maintain a harder pace than I could the other day. The difference was the lower temp and humidity.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By zacster

I rented a bike in SF that had 12-34 and 50/34,...

I rented a bike in SF that had 12-34 and 50/34, having the very low gear came in handy on the SF hills. We don't have anything like that here.
07-04-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

Blow up the pic, they are definitely ridged or...

Blow up the pic, they are definitely ridged or dimpled.
07-04-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

Look at the rim to see if it is steel or...

Look at the rim to see if it is steel or aluminum. There should be some kind of sticker on it with brand/model or other identifier.

It's just funny that I was just working on a bike that had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By zacster

This is something I may need to do someday,...

This is something I may need to do someday, except that NYC is mostly just flat. I currently ride a 13-26 cassette with my Chorus 10sp. There are only a handful of hills I even go to my small ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,659
Posted By zacster

I did a hard climb yesterday that I wasn't...

I did a hard climb yesterday that I wasn't expecting, the Bayonne Bridge from New Jersey to Staten Island. It was 92 degrees and 5% grade in unbearable sun. Yes of course it doesn't compare to some...
07-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 197,458
Posted By zacster

Is there a bike in that pic?

Is there a bike in that pic?
07-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

I don't think that would be a good commuter at...

I don't think that would be a good commuter at all. It would take so much work to get it operational that it wouldn't be worth it even if you picked it up off the street. My guess is that parts are...
07-03-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,212
Posted By zacster

Sure thing on the ride. But the temps have to be...

Sure thing on the ride. But the temps have to be below 85. I went out yesterday to ride the new bridges in New Jersey and I was done after the first climb up the Bayonne Bridge. I had planned on...
07-03-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 865
Posted By zacster

I also had an FSA crankset where the bolt...

I also had an FSA crankset where the bolt wouldn't stay tight. After 10 years of it I finally gave up and replaced it with Campy to match the rest of the build.
07-03-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 197,458
Posted By zacster

I once saw with my own eyes OJ riding a bike in...

I once saw with my own eyes OJ riding a bike in Delaware Park in Buffalo when he played for the Bills. Alas I don't have a picture. We didn't have iPhones back then.

Maybe if he were riding a...
07-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

It isn't. Look at the other pictures and you'll...

It isn't. Look at the other pictures and you'll see it is a 2 legged kickstand. I think my Atala had that too. That has to be the biggest piece of junk I've seen listed on ebay in a while. And it...
07-03-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,212
Posted By zacster

This is the reason I've slowed down my descents...

This is the reason I've slowed down my descents in the last few years. When people want to "race" me down I just ignore them now. Anybody can ride fast going downhill. There are too many cyclists...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By zacster

Well I gave it a try today but it was just to...

Well I gave it a try today but it was just to hot. First off, parking in Jersey City is impossible, it is all 2 hour parking. I gave up there and went to Liberty State Park. I got up to the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By zacster

I've bought a lot of parts for my daughters...

I've bought a lot of parts for my daughters Cannondale to get it back in good working order, and everything is taking forever to ship and arrive. Nothing lately has come on time. I know they are...
07-02-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By zacster

Funny, but I used mine today on a bike that...

Funny, but I used mine today on a bike that belongs to my daughter's friend. She was trying to get the rear brakes to work better, and between suicide levers, flexy levers, flexy calipers, bad pads...
07-02-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By zacster

The problem with white and yellow is they get...

The problem with white and yellow is they get dirty so fast. Look at the yellow tape on my Zilioli above...
07-01-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By zacster

I had that same exact bike back in the 70s that I...

I had that same exact bike back in the 70s that I bought new. It had Campy Valentino derailleurs, really crappy. That bike looks all original, including the tires. My guess is the stem was loose...
07-01-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By zacster

I'd say gold myself, but only if it matches. I'm...

I'd say gold myself, but only if it matches. I'm putting blue tape on my white C'Dale with blue lettering. And blue housing too. Since it is for my daughter it is all about the looks.

I know who...
07-01-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

There's the bike coop in Williamsburg, on Maujer...

There's the bike coop in Williamsburg, on Maujer St. Someone there might be able to help you. I'd offer to help myself but I'm keeping myself mostly isolated as I'm in a high risk category for...
Forum: Northeast
07-01-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By zacster

Doing a Newport (NJ) to Elizabeth ride via SI

I plan on doing a ride from Jersey City/Newport through Bayonne and across both the Bayonne and Goethals bridges to Elizabeth and back tomorrow. Any advice on what to avoid? I mapped the route with...
07-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By zacster

Between this thread and the guy that bought a...

Between this thread and the guy that bought a carbon frame to build up himself when he barely knows what a wheel is, I feel like we've hit ultimate boredom from staying at home. Neither of them seem...
Forum: Northeast
06-30-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 96,998
Posted By zacster

Alas, as the thread starter I have decided to...

Alas, as the thread starter I have decided to drop my Citibike membership. I retired last August and have only taken one ride since. I live in Brooklyn outside the coverage zone, and I'm almost...
06-30-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By zacster

I can attest to the more power/less weight...

I can attest to the more power/less weight scenario. 3 years ago I increased my FTP over the winter by about 30 watts through The Sufferfest and Zwift on the trainer, and lost 30 pounds in the...
06-30-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By zacster

I bought the derailleur alignment tool when I got...

I bought the derailleur alignment tool when I got frustrated with my noise in the rear, and it hit the spokes on the largest cog. I used it that once, got everything in perfect alignment and my bike...
06-29-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,623
Posted By zacster

If you are asking the question for your own...

If you are asking the question for your own personal use, a set of allen wrenches. Everything bike related is metric. Get a cassette tool that fits your cassette, probably one big adjustable...
06-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By zacster

Yes, try it first. If it doesn't work set your...

Yes, try it first. If it doesn't work set your limit screw so it won't go onto the 32 and use it that way until you get the new derailleur. Or just put the old cassette back on.
06-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 647
Posted By zacster

I run Campy 13-26 10sp wheels with old style...

I run Campy 13-26 10sp wheels with old style Campy NR friction shifters and it works really well. Shifting is smooth, quiet and more precise than the old 6 speed with the same shifters/derailleurs. ...
06-28-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By zacster

Check the KoolStop website to find ones that look...

Check the KoolStop website to find ones that look right. Or original Shimano replacements. You can still get pads for old equipment as they are the ones more often needing replacement.
06-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,182
Posted By zacster

No, it is not cost effective. Get disc...

No, it is not cost effective. Get disc rims/wheels and be done with rim brakes altogether. If you are going to do this do it right.

You'll see why every build ends up costing a lot more than you...
06-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,182
Posted By zacster

Are your wheels through axle/disc brake wheels? ...

Are your wheels through axle/disc brake wheels? If they aren't you will need new wheels. Given that your parts bike is NOT an up-to-the-minute bike it is unlikely that your wheels will work. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By zacster

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Giordana definitely runs small. These are the three I was talking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By zacster

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These came for Father's Day. There is one more on the way from the UK that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By zacster

I have it and have never used it, but have master...

I have it and have never used it, but have master link on one bike and 4 more brand new chains to go. Someday I'll need it and I'll be glad I have it.
06-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By zacster

If I'm going to spend the money for a Campy 10sp...

If I'm going to spend the money for a Campy 10sp systen the last thing I would do is dumb it down to Shimano 8sp. 8sp was never a popular system. We went from 7 to 9 to 10 to 11. 8 just never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By zacster

I tried the XLs on again and the one thing about...

I tried the XLs on again and the one thing about them is that they have length. My wife, always critical of my spreading middle, didn't think they looked that bad. Maybe I'll just have to lose the...
06-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By zacster

The plastic splines were always on the cassettes...

The plastic splines were always on the cassettes that I bought. The question is which bin o' crap did they end up in? And the real issue is that I took it apart to thoroughly clean it, in which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By zacster

I have a few jerseys in large that fit well and...

I have a few jerseys in large that fit well and now a few in XL that look more like a small. I looked at exchanging them but the shop where the Giordana jerseys came from is out of all but smalls,...
06-25-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By zacster

The spacers are marked with their thickness, but...

The spacers are marked with their thickness, but you need the manual linked above to know where to put them. In my case I had the 1.6 swapped with the first 2.4. And those were the gears that were...
06-25-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By zacster

Look in here: Campy Cassettes...

Look in here: Campy Cassettes (https://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_221_Technical_manual_sprockets_10s_11s_Campagnolo_Rev01_10_18_ENG.pdf) There is a diagram with each of the standard...
06-25-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By zacster

Two years ago I was in great cycling shape and...

Two years ago I was in great cycling shape and had lost 30 pounds. I met my 25 year old son in Prospect Park to do some laps and I had some fun at his expense. I had been doing laps in the park all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By zacster

Jersey sizing

For Father's Day I requested new jerseys as I'm running low so my 3 kids and my wife all order some for me. I really like the designs they got, some rock related (Grateful Dead, the Police) and a...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By zacster

On the Golden Gate bridge you don't have that...

On the Golden Gate bridge you don't have that problem, why is this always the case in NY? The GG is as popular as a tourist spot as any bridge here, maybe even more so.
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