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05-27-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By libero

Great thanks. I will play around with tape until...

Great thanks. I will play around with tape until I can determine the shape of the "shim" I need. Then, maybe I will try to apply it to an aluminum can. Although, there is a kind of aluminum tape...
05-25-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By libero

Thru-Axle, road frame, derailer hanger fine-tuning

I have a new road frame (Hoy Alto Irpavi, sold by Evans Cycles, UK).
It features thru-axles and disc brakes (my first experience with either).
I'm preparing to bring it to the shop to be built up....
05-10-15, 03:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,349
Posted By libero

hi Jon; Yes the compatibility relationships...

hi Jon;

Yes the compatibility relationships do carry over to the triple shifters - I've been a long-time triple user and it's always been true for me. And I've studied the compatibility charts...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,758
Posted By libero

Here's the program I've got: There are 2 road...

Here's the program I've got:
There are 2 road bikes at any given time at my main home. (I'll exclude my remote home from the discussion for a moment, I do have another bike there which is on a...
09-12-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By libero

I cracked my aluminum frame. wasn't smart...

I cracked my aluminum frame.
wasn't smart about the seat post. For some reason I put in a short one once. Turns out there's actually a lot of stress around that spot, and the longer seat post...
04-08-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By libero

Shimano has some compatibility charts for these...

Shimano has some compatibility charts for these things

For shift levers, the top 4 would be fully compatible, with a couple asterisks on the bottom 2.
ST7801 - Shimano ST7801 Dura Ace Double...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,177
Posted By libero

One aspect of wheel comfort that these comments...

One aspect of wheel comfort that these comments are touching on is what was hitting me on my old wheels: speed wobble.
Used to get speed wobble in rare conditions something like this: strong...
01-14-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,012
Posted By libero

I like FBinNY's great answer. In addition:...

I like FBinNY's great answer.

In addition: you'll just want to develop a nose for quality and price-performance - just like shopping for anything else. The more you ride, and the more you try...
12-24-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By libero

I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a...

I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a good day, I'm not even a clyde.
DT spokes Competition; Ultegra hubs; Mavic CXP33 rims.
This combo just works for me - over time, over funky...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,541
Posted By libero

others will tell you differently. My instinct...

others will tell you differently. My instinct says: don't do it.
I believe there is no authority who will ever declare a mix of KMC/Sram / FSA and Shimano to be compatible. (or incompatible for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,500
Posted By libero

welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too....

welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too. It was a long time ago when I owned my first CAAD - well maybe 16 years or so. Very nice back then. I've got a new CAAD now (CAAD9 since '09) and...
09-27-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,747
Posted By libero

I could ride it, shoes too probably. Mine...

I could ride it, shoes too probably.

Mine is 63cm CAAD9 - the biggest they make.
And I ordered a custom frame from Italy which is even a bit bigger.

I'm happier with the custom frame by...
09-26-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,006
Posted By libero

Caad9: dry weather: 200lbs 700 x 23...

Caad9: dry weather:
200lbs
700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
Continental Gatorskins
107psi (front) 113psi (rear)


Viner: dry weather:
200lbs
700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
05-20-13, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,263
Posted By libero

hey OP Very curious to know whether it...

hey OP

Very curious to know whether it worked.
I know the shimano compatibility charts are conservative, but they didn't show any compatibility at all between 11 and 10 speed stuff.
(exception...
04-07-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By libero

mechanic help sought for parts job on old bike - San Jose

Hello

I'm looking for a mechanic in the San Jose, CA area who can do this parts swap. I can let you know when I need it done but it's not for a few weeks yet. Any recommendations as to a bike...
03-07-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,598
Posted By libero

nice thread Mr. Giant dudes. And Ms....

nice thread Mr. Giant dudes.
And Ms. Giantesses.

I'm 192cm and from 88 - 92 kg. Maybe 89 today.
I have a 63 CAAD 9 that I ride where it's mostly hilly - has a triple gearing.
This bike...
02-15-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By libero

agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always...

agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always case by case: for mayo - never really liked it too much, but realized it's relatively bad, so easy to cut that out. Donuts - same thing - no big...
Forum: Touring
02-15-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By libero

Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week...

Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week at the most. I try to plan more - where will I have lunch that day (what city - what street - what restaurant if possible. Then - are they open?) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,500
Posted By libero

This thread keeps going and going... and I...

This thread keeps going and going...
and I click it every time!

Go CAAD! Go Cannondale !

Leo
CAAD 9 2009

formerly CAAD 3-ish 1994-ish ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,197
Posted By libero

I'll quote from one of my favorite articles,...

I'll quote from one of my favorite articles, which got me riding Continental tires in the first place. (I still am today).
Article:



And the way they have lower rolling resistance is...
Forum: Foo
12-07-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,432
Posted By libero

here's some names I liked: - louisville...

here's some names I liked:

- louisville slugger
- schwinn stingray
- hot wheels / super rally race case
- nerf
- silly putty
- stratego
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,886
Posted By libero

After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2...

After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2 x 10), I came to this kind of analysis as well. It works better to consider not just the lower and upper, but all the gears in between.
The...
11-02-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By libero

well it's great to have a boot. I ran into...

well it's great to have a boot.
I ran into problems with this very product when applying it and then trying to ride at full pressure. the boot itself - however thin it may seem - has an edge and...
11-02-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By libero

hi first the basic answer: 105 FD - if...

hi
first the basic answer:
105 FD -
if that's a 9-speed 105 FD-5504 front derailer, it is compatible with a 9-speed
ST-6510 or ST-5510 shifter (which you'll need, though you didn't say it.)...
11-02-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By libero

Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703 - I don't have...

Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703
- I don't have one but in investigating for my triple 6603 cranks and again for my double 6700 cranks, I found that the BB options are quite flexible.
You should be...
09-21-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,468
Posted By libero

interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike...

interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike and wasn't completely happy with it - this may be contributing as I've already changed chains once.
But what's a non-floating top pully ? It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,397
Posted By libero

well the crankset will never be paired with...

well
the crankset will never be paired with the other crankset, so that compatibility is not what you want to ask. It's more about is a 7900 crankset compatible with your existing parts? Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,936
Posted By libero

big and powerful guys are relatively less...

big and powerful guys are relatively less affected by winds - so try working yourself in that direction.
09-03-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,177
Posted By libero

crash-proof ?

So I'm just around 200, a little under when things are going well. I've never ridden a carbon frame for various reasons. One thing I always ask is what happens when I crash? My aluminum frames...
Replies: 84
Views: 7,891
Posted By libero

My August Century is done. Found out the hard...

My August Century is done.
Found out the hard way about some poorly designed roads on a course I've ridden many times. Yes, the other day was the first time I've ridden it after a light rain. ...
08-14-12, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By libero

I had some Ksyrium Elites. I don't have any...

I had some Ksyrium Elites. I don't have any complaints about their strength against my weight per se. I'm 192cm / between 88 and 91 kg. which is just the entry point of Clyde range.
However, I...
Forum: Foo
08-06-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By libero

yep send links to cool video / images from...

yep

send links to cool video / images from it if you find some. Can't wait to see them, maybe get attacked / hijacked by martians, who knows.
08-06-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By libero

hi I have 3 aluminum road bikes: a 2000...

hi
I have 3 aluminum road bikes:
a 2000 Klein Quantum; a Cannondale CAAD9 (2009); and a Viner Primus Custom (2011). The custom is my favorite. This is probably because it fits me better (I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 01:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,077
Posted By libero

Yes be careful to get compatible hubs. ...

Yes
be careful to get compatible hubs.

Custom wheels may do a lot for you, especially if you're a big guy.

I'm about 200 lbs and did much better with some custom wheels that were strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By libero

couple more ideas on foot pain, since I'm on the...

couple more ideas on foot pain, since I'm on the mend.

Had some pain in the metatarsal area, not as bad as yours but on the outside of the ball of foot area (ball of the little toes).

After...
Forum: Foo
07-29-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By libero

+1 My mom gave me a cast Iron skillet, made in...

+1
My mom gave me a cast Iron skillet, made in Kentucky.
And my wife and I got a wedding gift of a Japanese iron wok (pan) which will also last a very long time.

I picked up a set of deer...
07-25-12, 02:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,812
Posted By libero

+1 to the OP for friendliness attempts. Never...

+1 to the OP for friendliness attempts. Never goes wrong (I hope). Sometimes makes a big difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By libero

check this out: GP4000s is a great tire. And!!!...

check this out: GP4000s is a great tire. And!!! it runs big.
So get your GP4000s in a "23" It will measure closer to 24.
Done.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By libero

Trim!

The story on these trims is kind of cool.
As you know, the world champion Road racer wears the cycling striped jersey - but not on the time trial events. That day, the world champion time trialist...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,994
Posted By libero

Today I'll be good. But if it wasn't raining...

Today I'll be good.
But if it wasn't raining out, hmmm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,994
Posted By libero

me? Ignoring my wife / family needs for one...

me?
Ignoring my wife / family needs for
one more ride; one more hour; one more fix...
over and over again.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,816
Posted By libero

i have 2 10sp and a nine-speed roadie. I was a...

i have 2 10sp and a nine-speed roadie. I was a little bummed about not having a 9-sp option when buying my latest bike. I'm not exactly thrilled about facing the 11sp that may be imminent in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,761
Posted By libero

somebody mentioned stretching. I second that. ...

somebody mentioned stretching. I second that.
Here's something related. When I first did 1-leg training drills, not even for a long distance, I quickly found out some things. I found out I...
07-18-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,004
Posted By libero

I bring salt tablets (and potassium tablets too)....

I bring salt tablets (and potassium tablets too). I also try to breathe through the nose and don't let moisture escape through the mouth. Those times I've been without the tablets - I've noticed a...
07-18-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By libero

I put fun first. In some cases, that ends up in...

I put fun first. In some cases, that ends up in a distance ride, like if it's a social, but all things being equal, going fast is more fun so speed first.

Some hills are kind of fun too - I try...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By libero

On the DA 7900, cable is coming under the...

On the DA 7900, cable is coming under the handlebar tape, the indicator won't fly. It looks like for the 7800 that would have been an option.

Any other gear indicators? just curious now.
If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By libero

look at some images of each of them. I recall...

look at some images of each of them. I recall seeing a little gear indicator needle on one of these - tell what gear you're in without looking back at the sprocket. That could be of interest to...
07-15-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 366,860
Posted By libero

Have: Assos XLG shorts. Black. Want: Other...

Have: Assos XLG shorts. Black.
Want: Other shorts, XL. Open to consider colors.
Details:
The Assos shorts are an older model, no bibs, at least 5 yrs. old. I have photos for those...
07-03-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,182
Posted By libero

super cool intro story. I had one good day...

super cool intro story.

I had one good day with 3000 feet of climbing last week. I surprised myself by coming within 11 seconds of my PR on the first 1300 foot hill - which I knocked down in 32...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By libero

hey. I've got some good media on Hokkaido...

hey.
I've got some good media on Hokkaido cycling here:
http://www.celebrazio.net/bicycling/rides/hokkaido_east_week/2009.html

It's a great place to cycle, and you need to as well. Unlike...
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