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06-04-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Dilberto

Eccentric bottom bracket

Eccentric bottom bracket
06-03-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dilberto

1998 Cannondale F1000

So, while staying at-home.... I found this Craigslist garage bike, for $150/shipped. I immediately sold the cranks to a Cannondale enthusiast, for $80. With an acquisition cost of $70 adjusted - I...
05-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,148
Posted By Dilberto

As much as I still respect Cannondale CODA and...

As much as I still respect Cannondale CODA and their efforts - I cannot get myself to use anything Alex Pong designed... stay reclusive, Alex!
05-24-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Dilberto

There is a whole gaggle of bikes I totally...

There is a whole gaggle of bikes I totally regretted selling. But, if I did not offload them into willing, new owners' hands... I would not own the wonderful bikes I have today:


1997 Cannondale...
05-24-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,900
Posted By Dilberto

Not to mention the buyer can easily say, "Not as...

Not to mention the buyer can easily say, "Not as Described" and get all his money back..... due to the fact the levers was not shaped right for his hand. Sux for the seller, as he now has an opened...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Dilberto

Missing my CAAD 9

Should have never sold this 17-pound machine.....WELCOME:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/caad9_done_105b92b0d01e16344b254968c25d3cb461d58df4.jpg
05-23-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Dilberto

I actually like the suggestion to fabricate two...

I actually like the suggestion to fabricate two 6" long Pine blocks, channeled-out to accommodate the tubing contours. Then, apply six strategically positioned long bolts on washers, to gently vise...
05-23-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Dilberto

I went with Watson Cycles Titanium Mary bar, in...

I went with Watson Cycles Titanium Mary bar, in 22.2mm x 720:

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05-23-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Dilberto

Lol.... that may be awhile! I'm still in the...

Lol.... that may be awhile! I'm still in the "suffer-fest" mode, of the Singlespeed learning curve.
05-23-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Dilberto

First Singlespeed

To celebrate survival of ten years riding MTB - I went all out and used some retirement funds to gift myself this 21-pound Titanium beauty, for my 55th birthday:...
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Dilberto

Best way to fix bent alloy seatstay?

Many tell me to just toss it. A few has suggested using two wood blocks with channels carved out and slowly vise it back, with several long bolts and washers strategically placed. What say ye?...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 435,169
Posted By Dilberto

Black Bikes Matter....

My 19-pound, 2009 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra, with full SRAM XX gruppo:

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11-06-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,482
Posted By Dilberto

Dynaryder, the 2009 BBU can even run 700c wheels...

Dynaryder, the 2009 BBU can even run 700c wheels and Lefty too?
08-30-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,009
Posted By Dilberto

I have a NOS Shimano 600EX FC-6206 in original,...

I have a NOS Shimano 600EX FC-6206 in original, 1984 packaging. What is it worth?
08-11-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,829
Posted By Dilberto

My T levels is normal. I wake up every morning...

My T levels is normal. I wake up every morning with the "kickstand" extended....:lol:
08-06-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,829
Posted By Dilberto

Don't go there, man! She is one of the smartest...

Don't go there, man! She is one of the smartest ladies I know. Either answer my question...or STFU
08-06-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,829
Posted By Dilberto

I weigh 172lbs. My current saddle is a SQLAB 612...

I weigh 172lbs. My current saddle is a SQLAB 612 MTB perch in 148cm. The nose points down ever-so-slightly. I recently slid it forward, so I can get most seating on the wide rear. It's very comfy...
08-05-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Dilberto

I've done 22% grades for about 50 yards, with...

I've done 22% grades for about 50 yards, with rock step-ups. At 53 and a recovering meth addict with an enlarged heart.... that's about my max.

My gearing is 30/44t...
08-05-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,829
Posted By Dilberto

I Love Cycling but....

.... it has taken a huge toll on my sexual performance(or, lack thereof). I have tried virtually every saddle made by man, every size imaginable and yet, the occasional numbness in my nether regions...
06-15-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,990
Posted By Dilberto

Patience Grasshopper... road disc will soon take...

Patience Grasshopper... road disc will soon take the cycling world by storm. Once the UCI allows it again...it will be GAME ON. In the meantime... drool over my vintage 26er flatbar XC MTB converted...
06-12-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,723
Views: 599,763
Posted By Dilberto

My 53rd Birthday Present....

Life is way too short to own anything crappy - so, I bought the Porsche of all MTBs:
07-24-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dilberto

Is it heavy or light? If light - it could be a...

Is it heavy or light? If light - it could be a Kawamura titanium bike.
07-18-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Dilberto

Try Panaracer Rampage 2.35" or Bontrager XR4...

Try Panaracer Rampage 2.35" or Bontrager XR4 2.35" Both amazing tires...
07-10-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,723
Views: 599,763
Posted By Dilberto

My Favorite Toy...

2012 Trek Superfly Carbon 29er - XX1, dropper post, carbon everything imaginable.....24.4 pounds:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/sf_2016_zpsezejihpp.jpg...
05-02-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,344,384
Posted By Dilberto

Very nice, Steve.....simple and clean!

Very nice, Steve.....simple and clean!
03-18-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 137,011
Posted By Dilberto

The salt crust means you're drinking too much and...

The salt crust means you're drinking too much and diluting your inner sodium balance. This easily leads to cramps, on longer, hot rides. Know your sweat rate and you'll never set yourself up for...
02-05-16, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Dilberto

And, Giant produces all their Composite fibers...

And, Giant produces all their Composite fibers in-house.....just like Trek and TIME.
02-05-16, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Dilberto

Yeah, you should have no issues running a road...

Yeah, you should have no issues running a road tire down to 700c x 25. Just keep the pressure below 100psi. I have Mavic C29ssmax wheels running a 700c x 33 Cyclocross tire tubed at 80psi and it's...
12-28-15, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By Dilberto

I have full SRAM 1x11....except the Shimano XTR...

I have full SRAM 1x11....except the Shimano XTR M988 trail brakes.
12-06-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Dilberto

For a first-time builder....the only pitfall is...

For a first-time builder....the only pitfall is getting it all tuned-up and correctly dialed-in. This is when you bring it to your LBS and closely WATCH how they do it correctly. The knowledge gained...
10-28-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,723
Views: 599,763
Posted By Dilberto

51 and now havin' FUN....

Recovering from a 22-year alcohol, tobacco and meth addiction at 42, my doc told me I had maybe 10 years to live. Before recovery, I was suffering from congestive heart failure(CHF), COPD and morbid...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,299
Posted By Dilberto

Agree. When commuting, everything gets bagged...

Agree. When commuting, everything gets bagged securely. Clothes get rolled-up, soiled undies get their own Ziplock hamper bag, etc.

My two worst commute disasters(level 9) was being struck by...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,168
Posted By Dilberto

IMHO....the ultimate fast commuter is a disc...

IMHO....the ultimate fast commuter is a disc brake CX bike, with 33-38c file tread gravel tires. It can handle any weather condition, goes off road without issues(@45psi), flies on road(@70psi), CX...
10-15-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 642,692
Posted By Dilberto

Nailed It!

Combined with Latex tubes - the LAS feels nearly as nice as the Challenge Chicane 700c x 33 file tread tubulars.



The largest 700c Gravel tire you can fit on the F400 is 700c x 28. The F400's...
09-05-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By Dilberto

If riding on rough urban terrain, the Bad Boy...

If riding on rough urban terrain, the Bad Boy will be a relief to the hands and arms. I rode both and prefer the Bad Boy overall...
09-04-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 114,475
Posted By Dilberto

I rode a 3.0 for many years....until the...

I rode a 3.0 for many years....until the Cannondale System Six blew my mind. I regret selling both bikes.....:(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,422
Posted By Dilberto

I loved my 2009 CAAD9.....until I rode a 2007...

I loved my 2009 CAAD9.....until I rode a 2007 Cannondale System Six. The CAAD9 lost all its parts to the uber-stiff, climbing missile almost overnight.
09-04-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,844
Posted By Dilberto

If running disc brakes - Mavic C29ssmax UST disc...

If running disc brakes - Mavic C29ssmax UST disc wheels(1755g) can be had, for well under $300/used and below $450/new. Running road tubeless is now attainable.
09-04-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,158
Posted By Dilberto

Depends on if you like grip shifters....which is...

Depends on if you like grip shifters....which is the cheapest and lightest option.
09-04-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dilberto

No comparison, the Bad Boy is a far superior...

No comparison, the Bad Boy is a far superior bike....which can be built very lightweight.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Dilberto

No, you file the claim ASAP.....if you wanna be...

No, you file the claim ASAP.....if you wanna be made "whole" by the insurer. Document/photograph EVERYTHING....and you too, can milk the teat of the insurance companies.

My last 2 car/cyclist...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,934
Posted By Dilberto

2002 Cannondale F1000SL CAAD5 "Full Wood" easily...

2002 Cannondale F1000SL CAAD5 "Full Wood" easily converts to a blazing-fast, 700c commuter. The rear allows huge tire clearance, up to 35c slicks. The front is nearly unlimited, with a Lefty. I have...
09-03-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,459
Posted By Dilberto

Clement LAS is what OP is really seeking. I...

Clement LAS is what OP is really seeking. I exhaustively tried them ALL(I'm an LBS owner) and the LAS pumped to 60-75psi for road and 45psi for gravel and dirt is simply unreal. The only thing the...
09-01-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,526
Posted By Dilberto

Clamping carbon post to a stand is fine....as...

Clamping carbon post to a stand is fine....as long as the post is completely vertically-mounted(no angle at all). This means the front wheel dips lower.....
09-01-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By Dilberto

I love light bikes - but technically, it's an...

I love light bikes - but technically, it's an expensive way to "cheat." Losing 5 pounds off yourself has far better performance than a 1500g wheelset, 500g cranks, 280g cassette and sub-300 gram...
08-24-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,900
Posted By Dilberto

"Vintage" F3000SL CAAD5 Flatbar CX 700c Conversion

Found this all-original, NOS gem at a Garage Sale, for $200. I spotted it inside the garage, hanging from rafters. Owner said it has not been ridden since 2002.....and the thick layer of dust attests...
08-24-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 642,692
Posted By Dilberto

19.4lb Flatbar GG

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08-23-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,462
Posted By Dilberto

1700 Mile Report:

With Latex tubes = awesome.....feels like a freaking tubular. The heavy Velocity Blunt SL/XT hubs have since been replaced with Mavic Crossmax SLR 29 and the snappy ride with confidence-inspiring...
08-22-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,359
Posted By Dilberto

Corrections Made...

Observe more closely(scroll above) the way I originally modified the Lawyer tab "washers." There really is no way the wide outer radius of the washer can slip past the narrow fork dropout opening,...
08-22-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,352
Posted By Dilberto

Specialized knew about this problem for many...

Specialized knew about this problem for many years. They did nothing about it, simply because nobody got hurt from it and they were fully confident the "Lawyer Lips" machined to the fork dropout...
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