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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,053
Posted By MidTNBrad

Congrats! And yes, the Lynskeys know how to...

Congrats! And yes, the Lynskeys know how to build bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20,584
Views: 4,833,554
Posted By MidTNBrad

Took advantage of a holiday sale at...

Took advantage of a holiday sale at prowheelbuilder.com: 20% off any White Industries based wheel. I picked White Industries T11 hubs with Sapim CX Ray spokes and Kinlin XR-31T hoops. Can't wait to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,231
Posted By MidTNBrad

142,252 feet over 2,501 miles this year.

142,252 feet over 2,501 miles this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,984
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've never understood the reason to pour boiling...

I've never understood the reason to pour boiling water on the chain and then immediately put it in the wax bath. It seems to me there's a good chance of water wicking between the plates and into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By MidTNBrad

Make sure to do your research with the Aeroclam...

Make sure to do your research with the Aeroclam mentioned above. I looked into it a couple of years ago and they only supported certain saddles at the time. Things may have changed though.

I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By MidTNBrad

About a year ago I purchased some CX201 online. I...

About a year ago I purchased some CX201 online. I was also looking for a wide toe box, which it had and felt good for my toes, but the rest of the shoe was too wide. My heel slipped quite a bit so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By MidTNBrad

Rim width questions

I'll be in the market for a new set of alloy rim brake wheels later this year and I've started looking around at some rim spec's and I have a question about width.

My current wheels have a width...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By MidTNBrad

For they last several years I was riding a pair...

For they last several years I was riding a pair of Shimano shoes which had Velcro straps and late last year I noticed that the straps were wearing thin. That was my cue to get a new pair.
06-06-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By MidTNBrad

Pull the freehub off and check to see if the...

Pull the freehub off and check to see if the pawls are in good working order. There may be some excessive wear on one or more of the pawls putting strange forces in the cassette/hub. My guess is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,855
Posted By MidTNBrad

Sounds familiar. A couple years ago I came to...

Sounds familiar. A couple years ago I came to the realization that I can't turn the original 53x39 chainring on my old Tuscany like my 22 year younger self so I swapped the group over to a compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By MidTNBrad

I have a 1999 Tuscany and it will take a 25 no...

I have a 1999 Tuscany and it will take a 25 no problem. Never tried a 28 but it looks like it would work.
05-23-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By MidTNBrad

A quick update with some better pictures. I put...

A quick update with some better pictures. I put everything back together and the hub is worse now that when I serviced it. Slowly spinning the wheel backwards I can definitely tell something is...
05-20-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks for the reply. I'm cleaning the hub out...

Thanks for the reply. I'm cleaning the hub out because I'm trying to fix a creak. I'm getting a cross between a grind and a clicking noise when I'm in the small chainring and in the upper half of...
05-20-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By MidTNBrad

Is this normal for a cassette body?

This afternoon I removed the cassette and hub from my rear wheel for servicing. This is the first time I've done it and the wheel has around 8,500 miles on it.

I know the cassette will tend to...
05-11-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yeah, just trying to suggest the easy things...

Yeah, just trying to suggest the easy things first.
05-11-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By MidTNBrad

Make sure your cassette lockring is torqued down...

Make sure your cassette lockring is torqued down to spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think the Cervelo Caledonia has mounts.

I think the Cervelo Caledonia has mounts.
02-22-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By MidTNBrad

I had some Mavic Yksion tires which were...

I had some Mavic Yksion tires which were directional with the front tire installed the opposite way of the traditional direction. It could apply on these tires as well.

Go to 2:11....
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 05:01 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,377
Posted By MidTNBrad

I bought my R3 in 2016 and at that time the...

I bought my R3 in 2016 and at that time the lineup was R2 - R3 - R5. I'm pretty sure that one of the differences between the R2 and R3 (maybe the only difference) was the fork. It could be that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By MidTNBrad

I just went through the same exercise, only with...

I just went through the same exercise, only with Lakes. My foot is slightly narrower than average but I need a wider toe box. I took advantage of a Competitive Cyclist sale before Christmas and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,548
Posted By MidTNBrad

I just went through that same decision...

I just went through that same decision process....saved the money and got the105 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,024
Posted By MidTNBrad

As a bonus that front derailleur cable is going...

As a bonus that front derailleur cable is going to give you a tick-tick-tick each time the crank rotates so you can keep track of your cadence in your head without any of those unsightly cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,024
Posted By MidTNBrad

I had the same thought. I wonder when Pinarello...

I had the same thought. I wonder when Pinarello are going to come out with the Dogma F12 Backcountry.

Kidding aside I guess the success of the R5-CX already speaks for itself....it isn't for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,024
Posted By MidTNBrad

Did you check out the R5-CX?...

Did you check out the R5-CX? (https://www.cervelo.com/en/r5-cx)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,024
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yeah, I noticed that a few weeks ago from their...

Yeah, I noticed that a few weeks ago from their web site. It looks like if you want an R or S series, you should expect to pony up for the R5 or S5. I guess their catch-all is going to be the...
12-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By MidTNBrad

6800 series is 11 speed but in your initial post...

6800 series is 11 speed but in your initial post you said 10 speed. Was that a typo? If not you may have a mismatched drivetrain.
12-12-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By MidTNBrad

I asked a similar question a few months ago. ...

I asked a similar question a few months ago. Some say loctite, some say grease. (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1225718-chainring-bolts.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,263
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've got a set of the Google Pixel Buds (the...

I've got a set of the Google Pixel Buds (the older wirelsess Buds, not the current Buds A Series) paired with my Google Pixel 4 phone and I really like the setup. Integration with Google assistant...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20,584
Views: 4,833,554
Posted By MidTNBrad

Picked up a pair of Lake CX238 shoes in white...

Picked up a pair of Lake CX238 shoes in white (https://www.lakecycling.com/collections/road/products/cx-238) yesterday at Chain Reaction. Black Friday sale for $263 and free shipping, regularly $340.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,289
Posted By MidTNBrad

On a group ride a during a particularly hot...

On a group ride a during a particularly hot morning, one of the guys got a 10 lb bag of ice at one of our stops and passed it around. That really hit the spot. Maybe have a lot of ice on hand if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yep, ordered a new 105 cassette this afternoon...

Yep, ordered a new 105 cassette this afternoon from REI.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 958,121
Posted By MidTNBrad

Great looking bike! I thought you Northerners...

Great looking bike! I thought you Northerners were from sturdy stock. I don't see any snow on the ground so get out and ride it! :lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By MidTNBrad

Check out this YouTube channel...

Check out this YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/ETOE/videos). He goes into a lot of details on how to paint a bike and it might give you some ideas.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's the old Di2 D-Fly unit to connect your Di2...

That's the old Di2 D-Fly unit to connect your Di2 equipped bike to a cycling computer. I think that Shimano officially only supported it if it was mounted that way on the outside of the bike but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:09 PM
08-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,995
Posted By MidTNBrad

Maybe roll the brake/shifter hood back and put it...

Maybe roll the brake/shifter hood back and put it somewhere in there?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,306
Posted By MidTNBrad

2 years ago, at age 48, I had a seizure and was...

2 years ago, at age 48, I had a seizure and was subsequently diagnosed with epilepsy. My neurologist said that I was by-far the oldest patient she's had to have a first seizure at my age. Had I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,890
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a...

If you go the CO2 route, put the cartridge in a piece of old inner tube as insulation. When you use the inflator things get really cold really quick. The tube will give you just enough time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By MidTNBrad

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and...

Go with red. It's neither black nor white and everyone knows that red shoes are the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By MidTNBrad

...Additional info: Check this page on the...

...Additional info: Check this page on the BBInfinite web site (https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-shimano) specific to Shimano cranksets. It shows lots of bottom brackets standards with their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By MidTNBrad

I think there may be something lost in...

I think there may be something lost in translation here. The first step, at least for me, would be to find the bottom bracket standard that your frame has. You list the measurements above but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By MidTNBrad

Looks like you're laying down the watts like...

Looks like you're laying down the watts like Cavendish! (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cyclingweekly.com/amp/products/why-does-cavs-chain-keep-coming-off-in-sprints)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,341
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
06-08-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 873
Posted By MidTNBrad

A 0.4mm difference caused a problem for me. ...

A 0.4mm difference caused a problem for me. Check out my thread here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1217294-26mm-quill-stem-clamp-not-holding-26mm-bar.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,708
Posted By MidTNBrad

How about latex tubes? Probably the cheapest way...

How about latex tubes? Probably the cheapest way to shave a few grams. Maybe a different set of tires too?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,509
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't think it's a Tuscany. Mine doesn't have...

I don't think it's a Tuscany. Mine doesn't have the dropped seatstays. It probably is circa 2000 by looking at the labels, though.. Same font as my 1999. If you can inspect it look on the non-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By MidTNBrad

Look here for a similar thread to this one I...

Look here for a similar thread to this one I started about a year ago. (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1203702-four-hole-shoes-recommendation.html) Lake and Northwave came up, but Lakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,704
Posted By MidTNBrad

My $0.02: If this is a...

My $0.02:

If this is a pat-myself-on-the-back type reward for yourself (good for you, BTW), I'll suggest getting the frame and building it up with your specs. It may be a little more in the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By MidTNBrad

Here are the part numbers I have on my bike, both...

Here are the part numbers I have on my bike, both the ones that came with it at purchase time and what's currently on it now (I have only replaced the battery). This doesn't include the wires to...
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