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11-12-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By roccobike

Thanks for the input. I figured I should leave...

Thanks for the input. I figured I should leave the shifter so that one side was loose when overshifting rather than let it overtighten. So that's the way I'll go.
11-12-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By roccobike

How To Set Up a Triple Shifter for a Double Crankset

I'm working on a Fuji road bike for a local bike charity. We replaced the broken, 7 speed rear wheel with a nearly identical wheel, that's set up with a 8 speed casette. I have a set of old 8 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,106
Posted By roccobike

Just bought Ultegra Carbon 8000s. Using a set of...

Just bought Ultegra Carbon 8000s. Using a set of Ultegra 6620s on my #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) bike, the rest of the roadies are equipped with LOOK...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By roccobike

I just went from a Specialized Propero 2 to a...

I just went from a Specialized Propero 2 to a Specialized Prevail. It's 10% lighter, which I can actually feel. Ventilation on both is pretty good. The new helmet says "S-Works" on the side so I...
10-01-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,211
Posted By roccobike

I guess the highest recognition I received was...

I guess the highest recognition I received was while I was working as a volunteer repairing bikes for a charity. I was working next to a well respected local professional bike mechanic who does this...
07-27-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,263
Posted By roccobike

Talk about being totally off base. The...

Talk about being totally off base. The assumptions made by the OP assume thief is trying to get caught. Consider that when buying off of CL, in over 90% of the transactions, the buyer meets the...
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By roccobike

Thanks for all the input. Yes, I agree, this...

Thanks for all the input. Yes, I agree, this bike appears to be 100% original except for the tires that were updated not too long ago. The bar tape, the straps on the cages, the saddle, all appear...
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By roccobike

1987 Schwinn Prelude Need Valuation

The Schwinn Prelude in the pics was given to a charity bike group I work with. When we get a nice road bike, sometimes we sell them because road bikes are not popular with the people who receive our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,035
Posted By roccobike

Yes, I carry a Fabric 16 multi-tool. I've had...

Yes, I carry a Fabric 16 multi-tool. I've had several instances where the hex tools came in handy and once, the chain breaker. I've never had a chain go, but another guy on one of our group rides...
04-24-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,142
Posted By roccobike

If only they would listen to you. :thumb: I...

If only they would listen to you. :thumb:
I fear the far left and the far right are in control right now and I don't see a leading moderate in sight. Do you?
04-24-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,142
Posted By roccobike

The coal mines in WV are shutting down, and not...

The coal mines in WV are shutting down, and not due to lack of coal. Emissions control has all but killed the coal industry. Yes, you're correct about natural gas.
I did some reading about the...
04-24-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,142
Posted By roccobike

IMHO, big oil is playing Russian Roulette. The...

IMHO, big oil is playing Russian Roulette. The electric car is off to a better start than most experts predicted. Rising gas prices will only add to the demand. I'm not a big fan of the e-car, but...
04-21-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By roccobike

What Kapusta said. I would replace all the...

What Kapusta said.
I would replace all the cables and the housing first. SRAM makes some nice coated cables with a good quality housing to match. I used their stuff on my Shimano equipped Tarmac...
04-21-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By roccobike

On packed gravel I run max pressure on 29ers,....

On packed gravel I run max pressure on 29ers,. around 60 to 65 PSI. It's all about speed on something that smooth. I'm running a 2.1 Michelin Wild Racer on the rear and a 2.2 Specialized Fast Track...
04-15-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By roccobike

Abu, Don't know that I can answer all your...

Abu, Don't know that I can answer all your questions but I can tell you factually, you can run the 5800 crankset with the 10 speed chain of the Tiagra no problem whatsoever. I know because I just...
04-15-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By roccobike

I was going to recommend an older Fox F100 Float....

I was going to recommend an older Fox F100 Float. Then I looked at what they're selling for on ebay. Good Lord, the used prices on a 26" Fox have hardly budged in 10 years. Maybe the Marzocchi is...
04-15-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By roccobike

Avid Elixir 1 VS Avid Juicy 7

My dual sus MTB came equipped with Avid Juicy 7s. They are one big PITA. With changing weather they have to be bled and their ability to modulate is not very good when compared to Avid BB7s or...
03-28-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By roccobike

I didn't send the e-mail as requested. As for my...

I didn't send the e-mail as requested. As for my phone number, it was already listed on the CL ad, that's how they contacted me to begin with so calling them from the same phone didn't add any risk....
03-27-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By roccobike

Craigslist Scam????

Like many here I put components and bikes on Craigslist to sell. I put a saddle and a bike up on CL and asked for communication either by e-mail (through CL) or via text message. Immediately I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,522
Posted By roccobike

I like that color. Where did you find that? ...

I like that color. Where did you find that? What brand offers that color, Shimano? Sram? KMC? Schwinn? Walmart?
I'd like to buy one for my Tarmac. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By roccobike

Yup, got it and done. Thanks

Yup, got it and done. Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By roccobike

OP, might want to be a little careful with 9...

OP, might want to be a little careful with 9 speed Ultegra and DA shifters. I have two right side, DA shifters that died. Not sure what happened but they won't work unless you hold them with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By roccobike

OP, Don't know what you're clipping in with, but...

OP, Don't know what you're clipping in with, but I had this exact same problem when I used my MTB pedals on my road bike. They were the SPD two bolt design (there are a wide variety of Shimano part...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,148
Posted By roccobike

All my bikes are weighed ready to go sans water...

All my bikes are weighed ready to go sans water bottles, that includes LOOK pedals, lights, saddle bag with tube, multi-wrench, CO2 kit, etc. bottle holders and cyclometer. The Tarmac Comp weighs in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By roccobike

How To Remove Ksyrium SL Super Light Decals

The black & silver decals on one of my Ksyrium SL Super Light wheels are a mess (the red & yellow are holding up well). They're distracting from the appearance of the bike overall. I want to remove...
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