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05-16-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes they do. There's about 0.6mm between 9 and 10...

Yes they do. There's about 0.6mm between 9 and 10 speed. My "9 and 10 speed compatible" FSA Carbon Pro Compact had rub on the outer 3 cogs with a 9 speed chain until I spaced it back to standard...
05-16-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The outer width varies a lot more. Contemporary...

The outer width varies a lot more. Contemporary 10 speed chains are 5.9mm wide vs 6.6-6.8mm for 9 speed, 7.1-7.3mm for 7/8 speed (8 kept the spacing but increased rear axle OLD to 130mm), and 7.8mm...
05-09-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

9+ speed chains are 11/128" not 3/32" and may not...

9+ speed chains are 11/128" not 3/32" and may not fit your fatter cogs.

Downshifting your front derailleur, the narrow chain can get stuck between the rings.

The thinner chain isn't going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,659
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. Most recently my chain...

Yes.



Most recently my chain over-shifted beyond my big ring, went back on with two loops, stopped my pedaling, and bent a link at each spot the chain crossed itself. I used my chain tool to...
04-24-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,990
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I like climbs. I like climbs so much I...

I like climbs.

I like climbs so much I raced the Mike Horgan Memorial Hill Climb Magnolia Road route covering 4,300 feet in 21 miles with 8.5 flattish miles between the Magnolia road summit and...
04-24-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Something is wrong if you can't get the first...

Something is wrong if you can't get the first bead on. Assuming you can:

1. Finish the second bead at the valve stem, starting 180 degrees away from it. You'll have less slack when you can't...
04-18-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Voler sells shorts and bibs with Elastic...

Voler sells shorts and bibs with Elastic Interface Technology (like Rapha and Assos) pads (Comp HP and Orion) starting at $100. They're built with 120 kg/m^3 foam under the sit bones so you don't...
04-17-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,487
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Get lower gears and pace yourself.

Get lower gears and pace yourself.
04-17-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends. After 4,500 mostly dry miles my...

It depends.

After 4,500 mostly dry miles my Campagnolo C10 chains haven't elongated more than 1/32" but get replaced due to degraded front shifting from the increased flexibility that goes with...
04-17-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I replace my chains when front shifting degrades...

I replace my chains when front shifting degrades from the increased flexibility, usually around 4,500 miles at which point they've yet to reach 1/32" of elongation over 11".



Yes.
04-13-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Shimano does too, offering a 10 speed 13-25 like...

Shimano does too, offering a 10 speed 13-25 like Campagno's 13-26 apart from one less tooth on the big cog.

Unfortunately this stopped with the move to 11 cogs. Instead of 13-29 getting an 18,...
04-10-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,575
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Campagnolo freehubs haven't changed splines or...

Campagnolo freehubs haven't changed splines or width since the move to 9 cogs in 1997, so old used 12 speed compatible hubs are almost free.
04-10-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,575
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I hope it doesn't take that long. With only 12...

I hope it doesn't take that long. With only 12 cogs, 11-29 has inadequate spacing for road use and is a sad step backwards from 13-21 8 cogs.
04-10-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,383
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. Bike frames and wheels are destroyed much...

Yes. Bike frames and wheels are destroyed much sooner by car crashes when ridden on sidewalks because drivers turning from/to cross streets and driveways aren't looking for vehicle speed traffic off...
04-05-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,327
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With a heavier load, you may need spokes thinner...

With a heavier load, you may need spokes thinner than 2.0mm on the rear non drive side so your wheels don't go out of true as the nipples unscrew when they slacken passing the bottom of the wheel. ...
03-28-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

All the professional mechanics you talked to were...

All the professional mechanics you talked to were dealing with wheels of unknown provenance where customers would expect them to personally resolve any issues. I wouldn't reuse spokes in that...
03-28-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Riding towards traffic is deadly because car...

Riding towards traffic is deadly because car drivers aren't looking for vehicle speed traffic headed in the opposite direction from cars, which leads to collisions with cars turning from and onto...
03-28-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Throwing out spokes is silly when the wheels were...

Throwing out spokes is silly when the wheels were properly built. They last hundreds of thousands of miles, and swapping rims is faster without re-lacing.
03-28-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends. Aiming for the nipple slots, spokes...

It depends. Aiming for the nipple slots, spokes 1mm too short can break nipples. Aiming for the tops, 1.5mm too long will bottom nipples. Although the published ERD is only 2mm off, actual ERDs...
03-23-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,396
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

When NLZ stopped selling plain black socks...

When NLZ stopped selling plain black socks ($3/pair in quantity) I switched to Sockguy classic 3" socks for $11/pair although those seem to have disappeared too.
03-23-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You can also drill the first few threads out of...

You can also drill the first few threads out of nipples.
03-22-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends. If your spoke calculator was aiming...

It depends. If your spoke calculator was aiming for the nipple top



No. Many spoke + nipple combinations will bottom with the spoke end 2.5mm beyond the nipple slot, and there's no way of...
03-22-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

While not what you asked for, you'll be happier...

While not what you asked for, you'll be happier with your preferred tires but

1. Using two wraps of 1 mil 16mm (5/8") Kapton tape totaling .005" versus .020" for Velox. It makes a huge...
03-13-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I've found that at that point they still have...

I've found that at that point they still have 200-400 miles left before carcass threads start to show.

400 miles later:
http://i.imgur.com/S4xWNa2l.jpg (https://imgur.com/S4xWNa2)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,967
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Stepping into/out of the LG 3/4 zip skin fit...

Stepping into/out of the LG 3/4 zip skin fit jerseys is OK, not much worse than peeling off their full zip skin-fit jerseys.



Red.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,967
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. Castelli aero jerseys are made for people...

Yes. Castelli aero jerseys are made for people with big bellies from eating too much gellato. I was unpleasantly surprised when trying to find jerseys which fit.

LG, Voler, Hincapie, and Verge...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,967
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Measure your chest and anatomical waist which is...

Measure your chest and anatomical waist which is the narrowest part of your mid-section near your navel, not pant size which isn't accurate and can include room for your hips.

Compare to the LG...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,967
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

ebay user morevalue sells previous season Louis...

ebay user morevalue sells previous season Louis Garneau custom program size samples

Here's a skin fit CB mondo aero jersey for $25 in all sizes. It's extra small and stretchy - although XXS...
03-06-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,144
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Kapton also comes in lots of other widths,...

Kapton also comes in lots of other widths, including 21mm. You can get 100 feet with free shipping from China on ebay for $4 if you don't mind waiting a couple weeks.
03-06-18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,144
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Kapton is great for tight Velocity rims. I...

Kapton is great for tight Velocity rims. I switched after discovering Velocity Velo Plugs didn't provide enough slack on powder coated tubeless ready Velocity Fusions. Before those I thought Kinlin...
02-28-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,932
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Some phones are too power hungry to run off a...

Some phones are too power hungry to run off a dyno. On all but the flattest ground, with my Samsung Galaxy S5 connected to my SON28 + USB-Werk it bounces in and out of charge mode and quickly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Above 55 shorts are fine, although at that...

Above 55 shorts are fine, although at that temperature I want a wind shell over my jersey.
Below when it's going to get warmer than 55, I wear knee warmers which will end up in a jersey pocket....
02-22-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,343
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No. Yes. With modern lined housing,...

No.



Yes. With modern lined housing, cables wear a groove in the lining which pinches them causing high friction.

I replace my rear shift cable at 2000 miles because otherwise it breaks a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,873
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Voler is nice with great chamois and slimmer...

Voler is nice with great chamois and slimmer tops, although I'd like larger pockets in their thermal jerseys which people wear in the winter with wind shells, leg warmers, and gloves they might shed...
02-21-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Kapton tape uses a weak silicone adhesive so it...

Kapton tape uses a weak silicone adhesive so it comes off easily without residue. This is an advantage for circuit board rework where it's commonly used to shield parts from heat and make solder...
02-21-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

If you need rim tape, use 1 mil kapton with two...

If you need rim tape, use 1 mil kapton with two wraps totaling .005" versus .020" for Velox and .010" for thin tapes or two wraps of Stan's. That extra .010" - .020" makes a big difference.

Some...
02-21-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Finish at the valve, starting 180 degrees...

Finish at the valve, starting 180 degrees opposite from it. Otherwise you can't get the last bit of slack you need because the stem keeps the tire bead out of the lowest spot on the wheel.

When...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,531
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I found shorts without padding (flat synthetic...

I found shorts without padding (flat synthetic leather chamois) more comfortable until I tried > $100 shorts with 120 kg/m^3 foam beneath the sit bones.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,531
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

They may come with better pads which put less...

They may come with better pads which put less pressure on your soft tissues.

I preferred flat synthetic leather chamois over modern shorts until I tried a pair with better chamois (Voler with EIT...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

20 miles in one hour solo 100 km ride (62...

20 miles in one hour solo
100 km ride (62 miles)
100 mile ride
200 mile ride

Ease into it. Add 10% to your time riding each week, except for an easy week out of every 3.

Watts/kg (and by...
02-18-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The shifters (4 of 12 clicks for doubles, 6-7 of...

The shifters (4 of 12 clicks for doubles, 6-7 of 12 for triples) and rear derailleur will be fine, although I'd expect to buy a new front derailleur.

Going from a 50-40-30 Racing-T triple to a FSA...
02-15-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With reasonable spacing for road riding having no...

With reasonable spacing for road riding having no two-tooth jumps before the 19 cog, 11 speed allows cassettes wider than 11-21, 12-23, and 13-25/13-26.
02-14-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,454
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

DT nipples on DT spokes bottom once spokes...

DT nipples on DT spokes bottom once spokes protrude 1.5mm past the end. Others are similar.

You need to drill out the nipples to make things work, and can leave the excess on double walled rims.
02-14-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,454
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With the correct number of crosses you didn't...

With the correct number of crosses you didn't measure the rims personally.



You need to measure. Insert two spokes in opposite holes. Thread nipples on to your target depth, typically the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,531
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Torso geometry and fit preferences vary...

Torso geometry and fit preferences vary significantly so YMMV. Look at the size charts.

If you're an average sized climber (5'10, under 140 pounds in good shape, 33" chest, 26" wais) I suggest...
02-13-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,664
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Someone probably mistyped '6' instead of '5' when...

Someone probably mistyped '6' instead of '5' when they were rounding on the conversion from 90 metric minutes.
02-13-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Centaur/Daytona/Veloce/Athena and lower levels...

Centaur/Daytona/Veloce/Athena and lower levels took 111mm spindles.

If using aftermarket bottom brackets, also watch for the correct symmetric/asymmetric configuration.
02-13-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1995-1996 SP10-RE Record (road)/Record Pista...

1995-1996 SP10-RE Record (road)/Record Pista (track). 80s would be Super Record with flutes and may not be fully polished. Early 90s would be aero C-record. 1997 had a logo change. Then came posts...
02-13-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Campagnolo single-bolt Super Record, C-Record...

Campagnolo single-bolt Super Record, C-Record aero, or SP-10RE. The later posts were 210mm only, although early examples also came in shorter lengths.

There are no splines, so you can set your...
02-12-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

25mm wide folding Gatorskins are 240g versus 225g...

25mm wide folding Gatorskins are 240g versus 225g for GP4000SII tires. It doesn't matter, and even the 0.2% slowdown a 139 pound rider on a 15 pound bike would experience climbing from 130g of...
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