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05-07-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,401
Posted By Camilo

Sounds like Bruce Williams. I listened to him...

Sounds like Bruce Williams. I listened to him frequently for years. Tough guy but I learned a lot about commercial and personal business from his show.
05-05-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Camilo

Sram force axs ETap "wide" version use a 43x30...

Sram force axs ETap "wide" version use a 43x30 crank and 10-36 cassette standard. With AXS ETap (Red or Force) you can combine with Eagle ETap RD if you want even more range in the back.

Start...
05-04-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,278
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for the info. I want aware that they did.

Thanks for the info. I want aware that they did.
05-01-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By Camilo

It's an interesting concept, I've seen in various...

It's an interesting concept, I've seen in various places recently - replacing the front 2X chainwheels with an internal hub 2X, wireless shifting with automatic shifting programmable. The downsides...
05-01-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By Camilo

In the 70s, my grandpa taught me to clean my...

In the 70s, my grandpa taught me to clean my filthy greasy hands with clean motor oil. He was born in 1896 and was a mechanic for the county highway department until he retired in about 1965 or so. ...
05-01-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for that explanation Badger6. I suspected...

Thanks for that explanation Badger6. I suspected as such, but just couldn't find definitive info like what you just provided. After reading your post, I contacted the guy I'm buying the wheels from...
04-30-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Camilo

But the XD hub is based on 8/9/10 speed, not 11....

But the XD hub is based on 8/9/10 speed, not 11. I know that if it was an 11 speed hub it would likely be a simple swap. But I'm not sure about this case since it's not.
04-30-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Camilo

XD to XDR freehub conversion?

I'm putting together a Sram Force AXS ETap group. I know that the 12 speed AXS cassette I'm going to use (10-36) uses an XDR freehub. I'm looking at a set of wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By Camilo

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Indeed - that's what I just did to put together a Force AXS wide ETap group. Found a source that had many of the parts and a reasonable wait for the others. So I placed the order, got some parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,567
Posted By Camilo

As an alternative you can add a display unit...

As an alternative you can add a display unit (MT800 or M9051) that plugs into the junction box and displays both actual battery level and gears and can program the shifting, etc. They also provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Camilo

This BB linked in the OP says it's compatible...

This BB linked in the OP says it's compatible with several PF BB's - Including BBright - and differing widths, including 79mm, and is for 30mm diameter with adapters available for 24.

The second...
04-23-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,462
Posted By Camilo

Not to where I live. I just looked at ordering a...

Not to where I live. I just looked at ordering a small item and they were quoting me May 11 for regular prime shipping. That's the way it's been since last spring. Used to be within a week. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Camilo

Very interesting, thanks. I read another source...

Very interesting, thanks. I read another source that say their similarly wide rims are optimized for >2". And the charts I've found lately are all over the place. I'm going to fit a 35 on a 25 iw...
04-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Camilo

Cheap from various ebay sellers. I bought a few...

Cheap from various ebay sellers. I bought a few because they get lost in my messy garage.
04-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,793
Posted By Camilo

Also to the general non-enthusiast, casual...

Also to the general non-enthusiast, casual weekend cyclist, "hybrid" really has no meaning. On the other hand "gravel" or something like "all road" or "all path" might bring to mind what they'd like...
04-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,793
Posted By Camilo

I don't think that's the market that these bikes...

I don't think that's the market that these bikes are aiming at. They're looking at the cyclists who used to ride mountain bikes around on paved and unpaved mellow paths. I don't think they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By Camilo

Check out cargo specs on a large minivan. Much...

Check out cargo specs on a large minivan. Much more than most suv rentals.

A pickup with a back seat from u-haul?
04-19-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 813
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, as a long term amateur, I've never heard...

Yeah, as a long term amateur, I've never heard any other terms but braze on for that type of road FDs. Shops, riders, mechanics, websites, what have you use that term and no other that I've seen....
04-18-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Camilo

I've used one from the to time for years. I...

I've used one from the to time for years. I really can't see a failure point in the design of the ones I have. But I can't tell you which ones I have. Sorry
04-18-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Camilo

Thanks all for the advice. With my weight and...

Thanks all for the advice. With my weight and level of riding, I just won't overthink it too much (which is a bad habit I have). In obsessively surfing the net on the subject the past day or so, I...
04-17-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Camilo

Disc rotors?

New to discs. I'm assembling parts for a gravel bike, Force Axs ETap. The bike will be non technical rough roads and smooth pavement.

I have never dealt with discs. I have centerlock wheels and...
04-17-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Camilo

So toe overlap is a consideration for tire size?...

So toe overlap is a consideration for tire size? I guess all if my bikes shouldn't have tires then. I'd never heard of anything other than frame and fork clearance limiting tire size.

That said,...
04-16-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,708
Posted By Camilo

I cared about the color when I was 12, but not...

I cared about the color when I was 12, but not since. I'm in my 60s. If there's a choice I might choose one over the other, but I can't ever recall having a choice. So it's lucky that the only things...
04-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Camilo

Handlebar shims work really well. Use one the...

Handlebar shims work really well. Use one the color of your handlebar and it's virtually invisible.
04-16-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,462
Posted By Camilo

I agree and that's why I'm avoiding Amazon now....

I agree and that's why I'm avoiding Amazon now. I'm putting together a complete build and a couple of major modifications this spring without a single Amazon purchase. Ebay and other online shops are...
04-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,462
Posted By Camilo

And you don't know what they have locally without...

And you don't know what they have locally without a few phone calls and or trips. And, at least here, most shops don't have staff that know anything except what make and model of bike they have in...
04-16-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,462
Posted By Camilo

Same here. I also found last summer ebay sellers...

Same here. I also found last summer ebay sellers were much more reliable than Amazon in turnaround time to where I live. I was a eBay person for many years before Amazon became a decent source. But...
04-16-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,114
Posted By Camilo

Yeah that's what I did and also sent me kid s to...

Yeah that's what I did and also sent me kid s to college with non suspension MTBs with ~1.5" slicks.
04-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By Camilo

I forgot to add-they're very comfortable in a...

I forgot to add-they're very comfortable in a rage of temps from chilly to hot.
04-15-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Camilo

If you consider the 60s to be "modern"

If you consider the 60s to be "modern"
04-15-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Camilo

Me too. Since way back to friction shifting 5...

Me too. Since way back to friction shifting 5 speed freewheels. I ride pretty typical 54 cm frames and wear 9.5US (42-43 Eur) shoes. Nothing especially small in the frame department or large in the...
04-15-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Camilo

Not to be argumentative, but 10 speed cassette...

Not to be argumentative, but 10 speed cassette will fit on 11 speed wheels, therefore you could use a 10 speed group if you decide to go that way. Might be a good idea just to get up and running...
04-14-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By Camilo

I wasn't there so this is just guessing. But...

I wasn't there so this is just guessing. But maybe he felt comfortable and safe if he had a bail-out to the side he could take if there was an abrupt change in your vehicle's speed. Also, maybe he...
04-14-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By Camilo

If you don't mind the cost, check out Prana...

If you don't mind the cost, check out Prana pants. They're very comfortable and, while they don't look it, are stretchy. I use them for hiking and general use (they look pretty good), but they're...
04-14-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By Camilo

Or rubber bands, or one I've used too many times:...

Or rubber bands, or one I've used too many times: tuck the pants into your socks.
04-12-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,686
Posted By Camilo

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the first thing...

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the first thing that came to my mind when I read the OP was the letters I used to read in Penthouse Magazine. "I never thought this would happen to me, but I was just...
04-12-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,686
Posted By Camilo

Yeah they'd be devastated I'm sure.

Yeah they'd be devastated I'm sure.
04-12-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,530
Posted By Camilo

Looking at some images just now, I think it was...

Looking at some images just now, I think it was three stripes for the two speed coaster brake hub. Maybe the Bendix single speed had two stripes. Anyway, distinguishing the two speed by the stripes...
04-12-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,530
Posted By Camilo

The one I had as a kid was Bendix. Two red...

The one I had as a kid was Bendix. Two red stripes on the hub. A bunch of bikes of my friends had them back in the 60s.
04-11-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,924
Posted By Camilo

I was going to make a similar comment. I haven't...

I was going to make a similar comment. I haven't been to the Netherlands or Belgium in quite a few years, but when I was there, it struck me that there were very fun looking club groups going by on...
04-11-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,278
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, it's too bad they don't make a shockstop...

Yeah, it's too bad they don't make a shockstop with a higher angle.
04-09-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 198,617
Posted By Camilo

I just ordered a set of Boyd Altamonts for a new...

I just ordered a set of Boyd Altamonts for a new build. My rationale if that in the long term I'll have two sets, the second probably being a wide 650b (probably CCC!) with as large a tire as...
04-09-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,278
Posted By Camilo

Consider the Redshift Shockstop stem. Because of...

Consider the Redshift Shockstop stem. Because of arthritis in my elbows I've gone from minimalist tape and gloves to gel inserts, padded tape and gloves. I got a Shockstop stem last year it's really...
04-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,318
Posted By Camilo

This is exactly right. Not to mention geography....

This is exactly right. Not to mention geography. Most riders just want to ride for fun and fitness maintenance. Absolutely nothing wrong with working to get stronger, it's just not a solution that...
04-09-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,165
Posted By Camilo

Lots of good pros and cons already mentioned....

Lots of good pros and cons already mentioned. I've been doing a deep dive lately. One major difference is that the di2 GRX doesn't have an approved way of going lower than 31x34 while the Axs ETap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Camilo

Prowheelbuilder.com has a search function where...

Prowheelbuilder.com has a search function where you can search by internal width for rims. That's a handy way to look at a bunch of rim options. You will probably find that their prices for custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 10,040
Posted By Camilo

In urban legends from 2001

In urban legends from 2001
04-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,015
Views: 3,509,444
Posted By Camilo

That's what I use for my V brakes. I switch...

That's what I use for my V brakes. I switch between wider and narrower rims (35mm and 25mm tires, respectively) and this noodle makes it much easier to adjust the brakes a bit when I switch.
04-05-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Camilo

Look at second hand if you feel comfortable...

Look at second hand if you feel comfortable assessing the condition of the bike, the level or quality of the components - including wheels, and whether the fit is close enough to get right with...
04-04-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Camilo

The only generic advice that makes sense is to do...

The only generic advice that makes sense is to do what it takes to make sure the expansion plug is in the position to support the clamping force of the stem. If that requires the pre-load device...
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