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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

Follow-up on Tires: turns out a 23mm GP4000 tire...

Follow-up on Tires: turns out a 23mm GP4000 tire actually measures 25mm with my calipers. I installed a Pirelli P Zero 24mm tire and it measured exactly 24mm in width.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

2016 Campagnolo Athena 11-speed. I went for the...

2016 Campagnolo Athena 11-speed. I went for the pretty silver look... probably their last year of silver. Mistake as I would not recommend after 4 years of riding (perhaps 1k miles/year)

The left...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

Wow, interesting product. Crazy expensive at...

Wow, interesting product. Crazy expensive at $95. But yeah, I may have to check that out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

I rarely flat. When I do, I look for the cause. ...

I rarely flat. When I do, I look for the cause.

In this case, I didn't find the cause but I think I went over a sharp rock angled in a way to puncture the sidewall.

I'm not looking to move to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

​​​​​​ I'm gonna try a Pirelli 24mm P ZERO.

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I'm gonna try a Pirelli 24mm P ZERO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

Definitely not! It's a 60mm frame and handles...

Definitely not! It's a 60mm frame and handles well. A little twitchy from the short wheelbase.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

I've had several flats while road riding (just...

I've had several flats while road riding (just not in the past couple years...yeah, I'm only ~1k miles/year).
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This one went very quick. If I was bombing 45 mph on a downhill I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

First flat in at least a couple thousand miles so...

First flat in at least a couple thousand miles so I've been lucky and haven't had issues. I probably hit something. I assume a punctured sidewall should be replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By ppg677

23mm vs 25mm diameter for tight seat tube clearance

My old steel Trek 957 frame hardly has any clearance between the wheel and the seat tube. With 23mm tires I've only got a few mm clearance with the derailleur bracket.

I'm a bigger dude...220...
06-20-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By ppg677

New Disney movie-- what bike logo is this?

There is a new Disney/Pixar movie called "Luca" on Disney+.

Takes place in Italy. Italian director. One plot element is a triathlon/bike race.

Did they use a Schwinn logo?!

...
06-15-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Thank you gfk_velo!! I'd buy you a beer if I...

Thank you gfk_velo!! I'd buy you a beer if I could 😉
06-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Update: shifter back on bike with a proper cable....

Update: shifter back on bike with a proper cable. There are only 2 positions on the front now but it's good enough for me (used to have a third trim position for riding big/big...no idea why it's not...
06-12-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

It was dirty. That's all I've got. It was...

It was dirty. That's all I've got. It was partially returning and now fully returns after cleaning/oiling.
06-12-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Fair enough. In this case Shimano was assinine...

Fair enough. In this case Shimano was assinine for not adopting a pre-existing standard that is only 0.35mm different!

That said, I now understand better why most of my local bike shops don't...
06-11-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Well at least I learned out to take this piece...

Well at least I learned out to take this piece off and reassemble. Because I swung over to my local local bike shop and asked for a shift cable for my Campagnolo shifter. Well they gave me a shift...
06-10-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Is there anything else compatible with 2016...

Is there anything else compatible with 2016 Athena derailleurs?

Athena seems hard to come by, and I'm fully expecting to have to replace shifters in the near future. Would be nice to keep the...
06-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Update: so I drove out to Yellow Jersey. He says...

Update: so I drove out to Yellow Jersey. He says they replace the whole bodies on those. He said even for rebuildable Records, unless you do it yourself it is almost as cost effective to buy a...
06-09-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Replacing an entire lever is a Campagnolo thing...

Replacing an entire lever is a Campagnolo thing now too.

I did look at the second post . And the Campagnolo parts catalog does indicate that for Record shifters there are parts kits available that...
06-09-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

I've found the Campagnolo parts catalog, and they...

I've found the Campagnolo parts catalog, and they only show the major assembly as the replacement part. Basically the entire shifter. Yeah dude, I know I can replace the entire shifter.
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06-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By ppg677

It did. The screw backed itself out. When I...

It did. The screw backed itself out. When I removed the cable and removed the shifter from the handlebar, it just fell out onto the floor.
06-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

The white plastic piece has a slot to fit a metal...

The white plastic piece has a slot to fit a metal piece that applies the cranking force. It is now somewhat deformed. It might still work if I can figure out how to put the spring back in it's...
06-09-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

I think I can still purchase 11-speed Potenza...

I think I can still purchase 11-speed Potenza shifters that are compatible. I think I recall that UltraShift parts (Record, Chorus, etc) are not compatible in terms of cable pull?
06-09-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,597
Posted By ppg677

Campagnolo Athena 11-speed after 4 years: junk

Just over 4 years ago I reported how thrilled I was about my 1981 Trek 957 outfitted with new paint, new decals, new wheels with pretty silver rims, new leather bar tape, and new gorgeous silver...
06-08-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By ppg677

Well I didn't have to take it apart. It fell...

Well I didn't have to take it apart. It fell apart for me as soon as I removed the cable. The stupid torx screw attaching the insert worked itself out. The white plastic insert is somewhat...
06-07-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By ppg677

2016 Campagnolo Athena left shifter not catching

Not having a good experience with the reliability of 2016 Campagnolo Athena.

Left shifter not catching at all. Any tips for repairing?

/Begin Campy Rant

Last weekend my rear brake stopped...
05-10-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By ppg677

I have 11-speed Athena on my early 80s Trek 950...

I have 11-speed Athena on my early 80s Trek 950 frame. Looks beautiful. Works mostly well except for some occasional "chain suck" in the first 1000 miles. That actually scraper up my newly painted...
05-09-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,433
Posted By ppg677

As I've aged from 30 years old to 41 in a couple...

As I've aged from 30 years old to 41 in a couple months, I've come to prefer drop bars with a saddle-to-bar drop of a couple inches. It took awhile for my body to adapt, but now I'm more comfortable...
05-04-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By ppg677

No qr wheels either. And no barrel adjuster. ...

No qr wheels either. And no barrel adjuster.

I guess there simply needs to be enough slop to release the straddle cable.
05-04-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By ppg677

Adjusting cantilever brake cable without a way to release tension

So without a way to release tension (i.e., a brake lever release), how does one adjust cantilever brakes to be tight but still allow you to remove (and reinstall) the straddle cable to remove a wheel?
04-23-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By ppg677

I'm working on a restore of the 24" MTB I had as...

I'm working on a restore of the 24" MTB I had as a kid. A nickel-plated Mongoose ATB. Hard to believe my 10-14 year old self put that much wear on them!

I think I'll just replace the middle ring...
04-22-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By ppg677

Are these chain rings worn out?

Seems like wear to me, but I'm not really sure.
03-30-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,362
Posted By ppg677

Really stuck freewheel. Just leave it?

I've got a really stuck freewheel. I put the FR-1 tool in a vice, put the freewheel into the splines on top, and put as much force as I could turning the wheel counter-clockwise and it didn't budge....
11-02-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,472
Posted By ppg677

Friend of mine just shipped his $4000 plastic...

Friend of mine just shipped his $4000 plastic Cervelo. He must not have removed the rear derailleur or something, because the dropout broke and yup, the plastic dropout is not replaceable. ...
08-26-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By ppg677

My steel 1981 Trek 957 starts to shimmy if I...

My steel 1981 Trek 957 starts to shimmy if I remove both hands from the handlebars when going > 18mph or so. It only started doing this when I replaced all the original components with new stuff. ...
07-28-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,253
Posted By ppg677

A co-worker of mine just user bikeflights. His...

A co-worker of mine just user bikeflights. His frame got wrecked. Broken, non-replacable carbon fiber derailleur hanger. He paid extra for insurance through bikeflights. Last I heard is that he...
07-19-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,461
Posted By ppg677

$55 is too low IMHO.

$55 is too low IMHO.
07-18-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By ppg677

OMG worst saddle ever! I endured 700 miles on a...

OMG worst saddle ever! I endured 700 miles on a Team Pro before finally coming to my senses. :-)
07-16-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,728
Posted By ppg677

2011 Cannondale Carbon Synapse 5. Sold it after...

2011 Cannondale Carbon Synapse 5. Sold it after discovering vintage steel.

I'm surprised to see so many Titanium mentions.

My LHT is big, dull and heavy but it serves it's purpose as a...
07-05-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,011
Posted By ppg677

Hey, you're probably right on the nickel plating!...

Hey, you're probably right on the nickel plating! I just assumed shiney metal from the 80s was chrome ;-)

Seat post is thankfully not stuck. Not sure about the stem yet.

I knew I rode this...
07-05-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,011
Posted By ppg677

My chromed Mongoose MTB as a kid

When my mother bought me this 24" bike sometime in the late 80s, I was the envy of the neighborhood. I loved the bike. I loved the envy :-) I just pulled it out of the garage and think I'll fix...
06-18-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,257
Posted By ppg677

I wrapped with leather after having chain suck...

I wrapped with leather after having chain suck take paint off the bottom of the chainstay.

Based on that experience, I find it important to have full coverage rather than just the top of the stay.
06-15-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By ppg677

Threads on a crank stripped when trying to remove

The threads on this crank just up and failed when I used a crank remover.

I need to get the crank off. Ruining the crank is fine (it is being replaced along with the bottom bracket). Any ideas? ...
06-15-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By ppg677

Campagnolo Chorus 11-speed chain.

Campagnolo Chorus 11-speed chain.
05-02-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By ppg677

I've had some chain suck issues on my 11-speed...

I've had some chain suck issues on my 11-speed athena group. This is where the crank would "suck" the chain. It caused paint damage on the chainstay of my newly painted bike
04-15-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,422
Posted By ppg677

You're lucky! How much you pay for that...

You're lucky! How much you pay for that Paramount?
04-15-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,422
Posted By ppg677

Where do you find this stuff? eBay? Craigslist?...

Where do you find this stuff? eBay? Craigslist?

It has been a couple years since my local Craigslist had something decent. And I check every day!
04-14-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,044
Posted By ppg677

For what its worth, posting pictures on this site...

For what its worth, posting pictures on this site sucks. If you upload to the forums, you have to go through the hassle of resizing. Which is a hassle. The alternative is to fart around with...
04-14-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,497
Posted By ppg677

Yup, that was the decal I did *not* remove ;-) I...

Yup, that was the decal I did *not* remove ;-) I did the other side. I can live with the tiny overlap. To me the important thing was getting them fairly symmetrical. I'm happy with the result. ...
04-14-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,497
Posted By ppg677

I ordered and applied new decals, though the ones...

I ordered and applied new decals, though the ones I removed are likely still usable. I may apply them to a different beater Trek I own.
04-14-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,497
Posted By ppg677

Piece of cake. The existing decals came off with...

Piece of cake. The existing decals came off with a heat gun and finger nails.
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