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03-25-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By RiceAWay

If you have a different unit from an 830 it may...

If you have a different unit from an 830 it may not have these problems. These firmware updates are usually device specific. I don't know how popular the 830 is because they appeared to be readily...
03-25-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By RiceAWay

Electric Groups

I installed and used Dura Ace Di2 on several bikes. My opinion of it is that you couldn't possibly get better shifting. But also I don't see any particular need for it. Properly set up manual...
03-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By RiceAWay

The description on the 9.26 firmware is that it...

The description on the 9.26 firmware is that it is to fix the very problem I had - mileage and speed stopping recording. That hardly sounds to me like a problem they are unaware of. This is firmware...
03-23-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By RiceAWay

Garmin Edge 830

I bought a Garmin 830 and updated it as the manual said. The latest "approved" firmware was 9.1. Well when I was attempting to use the Garmin it kept stopping on miles and speed while the timer...
03-15-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By RiceAWay

The job of the cap bolt is to tighten the stem...

The job of the cap bolt is to tighten the stem down so that there is no play in the headset. After you accomplish that and there is no for or aft play in the fork by putting the brakes on and...
03-15-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By RiceAWay

I have seen this problem before but NEVER with a...

I have seen this problem before but NEVER with a new lever. This is due to hardened grease in the shifting mechanism or excessive dust accomplishing the same thing. If you did just buy that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 471,611
Posted By RiceAWay

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By RiceAWay

You have to know how to mount tubeless tires....

You have to know how to mount tubeless tires. 28's as a rule, mount pretty easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By RiceAWay

My favorite tires are the Pro 4's. The GP5000's...

My favorite tires are the Pro 4's. The GP5000's wear a little fast for me. Vittoria Corsa G 2.0+ are very good tubeless tires that ride soft and seem to have good wear. But you HAVE to be alert. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By RiceAWay

Campagnolo 11 speeds

Campagnolo says that their Centaur and Athena groups are not compatible with their higher end 11 speed components. Yet someone else told me that they've been running Record with Centaur derailleurs....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,811
Posted By RiceAWay

About $14,000 with Dura Ace. Good wheels etc.

About $14,000 with Dura Ace. Good wheels etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,845
Posted By RiceAWay

I bought an Airborne because I found one in my...

I bought an Airborne because I found one in my size. I was not particularly happy with it because despite what they tell you, the bike is nearly the same weight as a steel bike. And most of them have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By RiceAWay

A lot of the Shimano levers did this. My...

A lot of the Shimano levers did this. My suspicion was that the grease they used hardened in-between the layers of parts of the shifting mechanism. I have NEVER gotten them to work correctly by...
03-04-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By RiceAWay

I offered them one of these in like new condition...

I offered them one of these in like new condition with no marks and Di2 and considered their offer embarrassing.
03-04-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By RiceAWay

I did not get a fair offer. I didn't really...

I did not get a fair offer. I didn't really expect one since they have to make money so that comes from your pocket and not theirs. What it looks like to me is that if you have an older very high end...
03-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,532
Posted By RiceAWay

These are pretty clumsy ways to respace the rear...

These are pretty clumsy ways to respace the rear triangle and a shop can do this more accurately and probably cheaper after the damage you do trying to accomplish it this way.
03-01-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By RiceAWay

The Connex does last longer but is so expensive...

The Connex does last longer but is so expensive you could buy three of the shorter lived Shimano or KMC chains for the same money.

I bought an ultrasonic cleaner and a hot pot. Every couple of...
03-01-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By RiceAWay

Campy 11 speed compatibility

I have been told several places that Campy groups are not inter-compatible. Does anyone know if this is really so and why? I can't see why this would be true since they all have the same lever "pull"...
02-28-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By RiceAWay

As another point, steel is real and doesn't break...

As another point, steel is real and doesn't break unless a car hits you really hard, in which case you have more problems. I had every top end bike imaginable but have finally settled on an Aluminum...
02-25-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,532
Posted By RiceAWay

This was a normal modification. But DO NOT do it...

This was a normal modification. But DO NOT do it yourself. A good bike shop will have the correct tools to make sure that the stays are properly bent and CENTERED. When done properly the 130 mm 10...
02-25-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By RiceAWay

You will discover that your projects go a lot...

You will discover that your projects go a lot easier if you ask your local bike shop some advice before proceeding. If you're a beginner,. There's not a whole lot to know to build bikes unless you're...
02-25-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,616
Posted By RiceAWay

I actually did ride 42 mph on flat ground. But I...

I actually did ride 42 mph on flat ground. But I had one hell of a tailwind pushing though a valley where Carnegie Park is. I was also spinning like you couldn't imagine. It took me several minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By RiceAWay

Couple of points. Excess lever pull is usually...

Couple of points. Excess lever pull is usually due to worn brake pads and not air in the system,. I would use Shimano mineral oil rather than some unknown. It isn't as if these stuff is expensive....
11-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,971
Posted By RiceAWay

That's what they're for and mine worked pretty...

That's what they're for and mine worked pretty well but got nasty pretty rapidly.
11-09-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By RiceAWay

Car paint shops usually won't take the job and if...

Car paint shops usually won't take the job and if they did they would be a terrible job of it. A good bike paint shop like Cycle Art charts so much it would frighten you unless you're very highly...
11-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,680
Posted By RiceAWay

While your shop guy may be correct it also might...

While your shop guy may be correct it also might be the bike is too small for you or the reach too long.
11-09-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By RiceAWay

I have one almost identical but I have a couple...

I have one almost identical but I have a couple of CO2 cylinders and a filler. What looks like a battery powered pump is interesting.
11-09-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,716
Posted By RiceAWay

Any bike that weighs no more than 10% of your...

Any bike that weighs no more than 10% of your bodyweight has so little effect on your climbing that unless you're a professional rider that is riding at 40+ kph (25 mph English) it makes no...
11-09-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,785
Posted By RiceAWay

I don't stretch before or after a ride. This...

I don't stretch before or after a ride. This might be somewhat of a hindrance since it takes me about 20 minutes or more to warm up. But I would rather warm up moving than staying still. After a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 471,611
Posted By RiceAWay

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t ...

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By RiceAWay

Deep aero wheels make a lot of difference. It you...

Deep aero wheels make a lot of difference. It you had one of the latest $10,000 Aero bikes you could probably detect a slight additionally added benefit when you're coasting but beyond that I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By RiceAWay

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a...

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a flat while descending at high speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By RiceAWay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=ai...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D4910f508ed474ccabb6340e24d13f023%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,083
Posted By RiceAWay

It is likely that most American made bikes will...

It is likely that most American made bikes will return to threaded bottom brackets because they are the only way of having good alignment and the ability to easily repair bearings. Press in bearings...
08-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By RiceAWay

Being retired I have a small social group and two...

Being retired I have a small social group and two of those members have had heart attacks within a month of vaccination. One from riding too hard and the other from stress of her son having a...
08-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,707
Posted By RiceAWay

Maybe I don't notice anything like that. My Look...

Maybe I don't notice anything like that. My Look Delta pedals were ALWAYS difficult to get into. I would often slip and hit my shin on the crank. Got the Keo's and ever again any problems in or out....
08-23-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By RiceAWay

The easiest to find new or used is the Trek...

The easiest to find new or used is the Trek Madone. The latest models are all disk brake which I don't like but they have T47 bottom brackets which I do like. They are far superior to the previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,258
Posted By RiceAWay

You "personally" know nothing of the sort. You...

You "personally" know nothing of the sort. You know what stories you've been told. I was hit by a car doing 25 mph and survived. How? because I was hit at such an angle that it unclipped me and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,258
Posted By RiceAWay

Look, I couldn't care less about specific cases,...

Look, I couldn't care less about specific cases, especially by people who were in these accidents and despite their claims don't have any real idea what happened. If you have a slow motion video you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By RiceAWay

I'm rapidly approaching 77 years, There isn't...

I'm rapidly approaching 77 years, There isn't anything short of 20% I can't climb with compact gearing and I do shoot the 100 feet of 23% at the very top of Mt. Diablo with the 34-28.

I use Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By RiceAWay

SRAM and Avid brakes specify DOT fluid. I MUCH...

SRAM and Avid brakes specify DOT fluid. I MUCH prefer the Mineral oil of Shimano. Shimano claims that theirs is permanent while DOT should be replaced once a year. But I would replace the Shimano a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By RiceAWay

The problem has to do with the frictional drag of...

The problem has to do with the frictional drag of the fluid in those tiny hydraulic lines vs the relatively huge auto lines. There is so little hydraulic fluid in the bike lines that the slightest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,371
Posted By RiceAWay

You're probably right but snide remarks doesn't...

You're probably right but snide remarks doesn't help the guy with problems.

He pretty obviously has a missing wire. Every unit in a Di2 is intelligent and nothing works unless everything is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,258
Posted By RiceAWay

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a paper concerning the helmet standard and its effect on rates of fatalities. https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html This showed no advantage to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,258
Posted By RiceAWay

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either...

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either the stem or the bars are carbon fiber I would suggest that what happened is that the bars rotated forward and she had too much weight on the bars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By RiceAWay

I generally like the vulcanizing patches as well...

I generally like the vulcanizing patches as well but quick patches take up less room and the only thing to remember is to carefully sand the area where you have to stick the quick patch. You have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By RiceAWay

The Park Self adhesive Quick Patches work well....

The Park Self adhesive Quick Patches work well. The Chinese cheapies still work but you have to be very careful sanding down the entire area you want the patch to stick on. The Park patches aren't...
08-17-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By RiceAWay

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.
08-13-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,535
Posted By RiceAWay

Real Weirdos on Craigslist

In the last two weeks I've had people answer almost every one of my Craigslist adds saying that they wanted to come and get one of my components or see the bikes and not one has shown up. I have...
08-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By RiceAWay

If you are worried that you might have problems...

If you are worried that you might have problems with clipless use the CHEAP Shimano SpD MTB pedals. They are easy to get out of. The expensive pedals are harder to exit from. I would also suggest...
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