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06-18-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By masi61

I can’t speak to Vittoria Corsa ribbed tubulars...

I can’t speak to Vittoria Corsa ribbed tubulars but can speak to a very rare ribbed tubular that isn’t made anymore (at least not in a road version) - the Continental Sonderclasse. These emitted a...
06-18-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By masi61

A few follow up comments I would make to add to...

A few follow up comments I would make to add to the conversation here.

1) you asked for a MTB version of the SunTour Cyclone or Superbe Pro (Accushift version). I would say check out the XC Pro...
06-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By masi61

I don’t think this is correct. SunTour AP-II 8...

I don’t think this is correct. SunTour AP-II 8 speeds still had the asymmetrical spacing as far as I know.
06-15-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By masi61

Your AP freewheel (7 speed) should work well with...

Your AP freewheel (7 speed) should work well with the X-1 rear derailleur. You should use compatible 7 speed accushift levers. On my touring bike I have a Winner Pro 7 speed touring ratio freewheel,...
06-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,596
Posted By masi61

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup...

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup with an Ultegra 6603 crankset & front derailleur and an Ultegra 6500 GS mid-cage rear derailleur.

I like the system a lot. Once set up properly, it...
06-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,974
Posted By masi61

I do. I have been a super charismatic cycling...

I do. I have been a super charismatic cycling proponent for years at work. I do have to tone it down but if folks ask me anything, I’ll freely share...
06-13-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By masi61

I was trying to visualize the wedge design being...

I was trying to visualize the wedge design being described then I came across that exact part while perusing eBay this morning:...
06-12-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By masi61

thanks for the link. I'm liking the price for the...

thanks for the link. I'm liking the price for the one from Universal Cycles better!
06-12-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By masi61

I typed the part number into eBay and came up...

I typed the part number into eBay and came up blank so far.
06-12-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By masi61

Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
06-12-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By masi61

Riding a slightly too small bike is usually does...

Riding a slightly too small bike is usually does not have to be a deal breaker if you are willing to play around with stems and seat posts in order to get the correct leg extension and make your...
06-12-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By masi61

Well I found the tech docs. It looks like I am...

Well I found the tech docs. It looks like I am missing "spacer" Y-1F3 1600. And there may be another spacer on the non-drive side as well. Not sure where I can buy one though.
06-12-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

Yes, I believe you can feel it as well as hear...

Yes, I believe you can feel it as well as hear it. On this particular day, I think I must have been quite distracted. I was trying to wrap things up on the bike mechanic front because I had a big...
06-12-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By masi61

Dura Ace 7800 crank exploded diagram needed

I bought a used Dura Ace 7800 crank on eBay that was the drive side only (right side) with the intention of matching it up to an orphaned 172.5 non drive side crank arm. The price was low and I...
06-11-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

...Then I applied thick grease to the SRAM...

...Then I applied thick grease to the SRAM lockring and spread it out with my finger. All the lawnmowers in the neighborhood are deafening loud this time of year and I had to go to a quiet spot in my...
06-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

Update: I got the bike ready for this...

Update:

I got the bike ready for this afternoon’s ride & was able to take a look at the interior threads of my Dura Ace 7700 freehub body. Seems I ripped one row of aluminum thread from the lock...
06-11-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,417
Posted By masi61

+1. This groupset is so so no nonsense but...

+1.

This groupset is so so no nonsense but beautiful too. Some of the most durable components I can think of as well. Shimano would sell a ton of these if they could re-introduce a throwback...
06-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

Thank you - good suggestions! I go in and out of...

Thank you - good suggestions! I go in and out of mechanical proficiency. Having the intellectual knowledge of bicycle mechanics without sufficient real world skills/application does show up. Don't...
06-10-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By masi61

Similar deal on Challenge Criteriums in 700x25...

Similar deal on Challenge Criteriums in 700x25 size for $29. I'm using these with latex tubes and they have been very nice. They're blackwalls but you can tell they have the higher TPI casing. They...
06-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

I think you’re right - I probably missed the...

I think you’re right - I probably missed the click! And you also made a good point about going slow - I was in a hurry to wrap up mechanic work for the day that I was proceeding in a rushed manner....
06-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

This sounds reasonable. I plan on dialing mine...

This sounds reasonable. I plan on dialing mine back to zero when I'm done using it.
06-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

I always used to do fine by doing things by feel....

I always used to do fine by doing things by feel. The last couple of years I have been starting to use torque wrenches more since I have more lightweight parts on my bikes. I had some recurring...
06-09-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

Right now I’m not sure if it’s not cracked. I did...

Right now I’m not sure if it’s not cracked. I did not see any damage upon initial inspection. When I say the cassette was loose, I mean it had side to side play on the freehub body. I’m thinking that...
06-09-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By masi61

Preset 40 n/m Harbor Freight torque wrench failed me

I keep a Harbor Freight 1/2 drive torque wrench preset with a 19mm socket to take a Shimano lockring tool. The units are in foot pounds so I looked up the conversion to newton meters on a chart. I...
06-07-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By masi61

A 6-speed freewheel should also work without...

A 6-speed freewheel should also work without modification of your wheel dish and most likely no change in axle spacers either.

Type “Regina freewheel” or “Sachs frrewheel” into eBay & you should...
06-07-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By masi61

Couple of observations & things I’d be curious...

Couple of observations & things I’d be curious about?

1) Your rear derailleur appears to be a Huret Jubilee. While I never had one, I remember seeing them and reading about them in the past. This...
06-01-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,149
Posted By masi61

That’s a pretty cool story. Your dad really...

That’s a pretty cool story. Your dad really appreciated what a huge technical achievement something like that was. I have one of those 7400 6/7 speed rear derailleurs and they are very classy. Same...
05-31-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By masi61

I had the mesh done on both sides in different...

I had the mesh done on both sides in different surgeries about a year apart.

i think I can feel a tearing sensation on the left groin at times.
05-31-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

HaHa - good point. I’m a stubborn one who tries...

HaHa - good point. I’m a stubborn one who tries longer than logical to make incompatible parts functional.

I have a freshly cleaned and waxed SRAM PC-991 (that has about 1,000 miles on it) all...
05-31-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,149
Posted By masi61

The “Audax” version of these comes without the...

The “Audax” version of these comes without the friction shift levers. It simply comes with the braze-on posts that let you use your own shifters (with the flat backing plates). Since you want to keep...
05-31-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,149
Posted By masi61

If you’re wanting to stick with your 6 speed...

If you’re wanting to stick with your 6 speed parts, but you want “brifters”, I would suggest getting a set of Gevenalle “Audax” shifter pod sets from Gevenalle. These are basically some really nice...
05-31-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

‘Someone else suggested replacing a chainring. My...

‘Someone else suggested replacing a chainring. My problem with slippage is in the rear drivetrain area, not in the crankset area.
05-30-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

I’ve never serviced my 7700 freehub body. It’s...

I’ve never serviced my 7700 freehub body. It’s hard to tell if mine is slipping or if is the chain. I’ll hopefully know soon. For my next ride I plan to switch chains back to my SRAM PC991 & evaluate...
05-30-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

You mean the digital one? What is it that you...

You mean the digital one? What is it that you like about this tool?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,165
Posted By masi61

What if you have a massive bead leak on a rim...

What if you have a massive bead leak on a rim that uses no tape (due to no spoke holes)?
05-29-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

I've been meaning to repack my wheel bearings....

I've been meaning to repack my wheel bearings. Maybe I will take this opportunity to remove the rear axle and bearings, then remove the freehub body and then run it in some mineral spirits then...
05-29-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

Mainly because I already bought this chain & was...

Mainly because I already bought this chain & was hoping to get some use out of it.
05-29-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

This is a Dura Ace 7700 with the titanium freehub...

This is a Dura Ace 7700 with the titanium freehub body. The lockring is torqued to 40n/m and the mechanism seems tight. I apply a light coating of grease to the spline. When I installed the HG...
05-29-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

yes, it is a new cassette. The skipping was a bit...

yes, it is a new cassette. The skipping was a bit worse when I put the new cassett on. Then I put a new rear cable housing loop that was longer and a new, stainless burnished inner wire. I was...
05-29-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By masi61

New chain measures <0.0 elongation on Park Tools CC-2

So, I replaced the 9 speed chain on my Shimano Dura Ace 7703/Ultegra 6603 3x9 road bike last week with a Taya Nove-91 gold anodized chain. This is to go with a 2nd chain that I plan to alternately...
05-28-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By masi61

I really liked my old analog Zefal gauge. It held...

I really liked my old analog Zefal gauge. It held the reading and seemed spot on. I set it on the little shelf on my Yakima receiver hitch rack and forgot about it. I drove off and never saw it...
05-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,149
Posted By masi61

Is your rear 6 speed a cassette or a freewheel? ...

Is your rear 6 speed a cassette or a freewheel?

Depending on your answer we can give you more focused suggestions about what to upgrade next in order to keep the parts playing well together.
05-25-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,595
Posted By masi61

The problem when someone like fietsbob is the 1st...

The problem when someone like fietsbob is the 1st to reply to your thread, his vague incoherence dilutes down the relevancy of the original question. It is especially counter-productive on the...
05-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By masi61

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Not from the factory but I built up this NOS...
05-24-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By masi61

Good advice to follow, thank you!! I have an...

Good advice to follow, thank you!!

I have an update: I swapped out my cassette for last night’s club ride for a SRAM PG-970 in the same ratio (12-23, nine speed) as the Ultegra 6500 I was having...
05-22-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By masi61

I've read this many times and I believe you.......

I've read this many times and I believe you.... but....I really wanted to try waxing. Ultimately the factory lube will require re-application of chain lube. I am trying to keep a clean looking...
05-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By masi61

I don't really see much detectable wear on the...

I don't really see much detectable wear on the chainring. I mean the skipping is occurring with the rear cassette while in the 30 tooth chainring. But it isn't slipping in the front. On my next day...
05-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By masi61

Thanks for your reply. It looks like I will...

Thanks for your reply. It looks like I will finally have an excuse to bust out the NOS Dura Ace 7700 12/23 cassette that I have hoarded down the basement. I am a bit reluctant to use it though due to...
05-21-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By masi61

Could my Ultegra 6500 cassette be don

So today I installed a new Taya 9 speed gold chain on my 3 x 9 racing triple road bike. I do Molten Speed Wax so I stripped the factory lube in 2 odorless mineral spirit washes and one denatured...
05-11-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By masi61

I like the purple color. It is a lot more...

I like the purple color. It is a lot more interesting than the "flat black" that you see everywhere. Riding with groups definitely helps a person to get in the groove. Check for your local bike club...
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