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Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,579
Posted By Dexterbaxter

Even though it's an older thread I can completely...

Even though it's an older thread I can completely relate to this. I suffered from depression, obesity and being suicidal for a long time before finally getting help. Started with a therapist, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By eduskator

Did you use a pressure washer to remove the...

Did you use a pressure washer to remove the grease leak? I am guessing grease leaked on your forks at the bottom of your head tube?

Unwanted friction is causing the sound so chances are that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By colnago62

Domane has that ISO Speed in the front end. I...

Domane has that ISO Speed in the front end. I remember reading here somewhere from I think cxwrench that at some point, you need to use a torque wrench during the assembly process.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By noodle soup

Your bike is basically new, and it very rarely...

Your bike is basically new, and it very rarely sees foul weather(we just don't have foul weather in AZ). Grease will seep a tiny bit from a new bike, and dust will stick to that. NBD


(edit) If...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By rubiksoval

Undo the two stem bolts (probably M4), the top...

Undo the two stem bolts (probably M4), the top cap nut (probably M5 or 6), pull off the stem, spacers and headset cap. Then you can take a look at the bearing, pull them out (they just sit in), clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 4,310,623
Posted By bampilot06

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Wifeís first road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By HTupolev

Usually called a chain catcher. Some kind of...

Usually called a chain catcher. Some kind of mechanism to prevent the chain from being thrown off the rings, especially to the inside.

For instance, here's a Deda Dog Fang:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By noodle soup

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Bigbus

Not 100% familiar with your seat, but you might...

Not 100% familiar with your seat, but you might try tightening the side bolts also after you get it where you like it. That might stop the movement over time. It shows the torque measurement on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, a good trick is to clamp the cable (not so...

Yep, a good trick is to clamp the cable (not so tight it gets crushed, but tight enough not to slip), and shift the lever without pedalling to load up the cable and seat the housing in all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

First of all amazing job cleaning your...

First of all amazing job cleaning your drivetrain. I would pay someone to get mine that clean!

Removing your wheel is not a destructive act and you could do it daily for a lifetime and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Iride01

You mention that several times you removed the...

You mention that several times you removed the wheel and had to re-index it after replacing. If everything is correct on your bike, removing and re-installing the wheel will never result in the need...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Kimmo

There's an ally ferrule that Shimano does, or...

There's an ally ferrule that Shimano does, or did, that's for that position in the barrel adjuster, since the plastic ones are prone to kinking. Works a lot better.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By msu2001la

Wow that is a clean cassette. Nice job. Have...

Wow that is a clean cassette. Nice job.

Have you tried just shoving the housing back into the ferrule to see if it works? Don't get me wrong... it looks like the ferrule and housing should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By topflightpro

Replace the housing. IME, when housing...

Replace the housing.

IME, when housing starts to look frayed like that at the ends, it's time to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By cxwrench

You've done an absolutely stellar job cleaning...

You've done an absolutely stellar job cleaning your bike. Hard to imagine you could get it that clean and not notice that housing, but hey...it happens. You might be able to pull the cable back some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By ls01

At worst its probably just a cable replacement....

At worst its probably just a cable replacement. Unless you did something you don't realize. If you don't have the mechanical knowledge to fix it yourself take it to a shop and let them look at it....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By datlas

I believe you split/broke the ferrule cap. This...

I believe you split/broke the ferrule cap. This can likely be replaced with keeping the cable and cable housing. Tough to say for sure but thatís what it looks like to me. So put RD in smallest cog,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By cubewheels

Get empty gallon ice cream container (plastic...

Get empty gallon ice cream container (plastic ones, not the paper ones).

Put 1.5 scoop powder detergent in there, add water until 3/4 full. Stir with your hand until powder detergent is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By cubewheels

I wash my bike during rides but only when it's...

I wash my bike during rides but only when it's raining hard and there's no mud in the streets
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By canklecat

I'm in an apartment. I *could* wash my bikes...

I'm in an apartment. I *could* wash my bikes indoors, but I don't.

I trundle out the bike to the back yard or parking lot, toting a bucket of warm water with Dawn, a spray bottle of generic...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By eduskator

Shifting to the small ring before you actually...

Shifting to the small ring before you actually need it. Takes a lot of practice and in my case, it took a lot of repeated rides to actually get to know the topography of my riding area by heart and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By tomato coupe

It's hard to believe these ticking time bombs can...

It's hard to believe these ticking time bombs can be sold to the general public.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By cubewheels

Either delay shifing to the small ring or upshift...

Either delay shifing to the small ring or upshift two cogs with the rear derailleur before going down to the small ring.

Delay shifting means you keep pedaling on the big ring well into the climb,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By MinnMan

Faster and smoother than you can do by hand. Go...

Faster and smoother than you can do by hand. Go to your LBS and do a test ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, it shift both mechs and it eliminates the...

Yep, it shift both mechs and it eliminates the cross chaining....it's really nice. It is also very quick. You can also set where you want it to shift....pretty sweet setup.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By mgopack42

I feel like this issue is the area where...

I feel like this issue is the area where Campagnolo has the advantage over Shimano. with Shimano, you need to press and release the small lever 3 times to go 3 gears harder on the RD. this makes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By genejockey

1) shift before the climb, when you're going...

1) shift before the climb, when you're going faster and you can allow some slack
2) Determine how big the gap is. For example, on my 53/39 bikes the gap between big and small rings equals 2 cogs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,981
Posted By Litespud

I think you just need to work on your routine -...

I think you just need to work on your routine - start shifting the RD before you shift the FD. Ease up on the pedaling as you do this so you're not crunching anything. I don't know if you can dump...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Bah Humbug

Apparently, some stock of groupset parts.

Apparently, some stock of groupset parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By RChung

My condolences, you'll never get that part of...

My condolences, you'll never get that part of your life back. Even I don't listen to most of the things I say. Sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By bampilot06

Interested in knowing a little more about this...

Interested in knowing a little more about this breakaway.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By WhyFi

If I could do it over, I'd take either one over...

If I could do it over, I'd take either one over my R3, no hesitation - it would be great to have that versatility and I'd occasionally take advantage of it. To replace the R3, though, taking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By eduskator

-Smart trainer (if I can get my hand on one) ...

-Smart trainer (if I can get my hand on one)
-New helmet - Bought yesterday
-New stiffer shoes
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By noodle soup

My only Christmas wish, is that I don't expose my...

My only Christmas wish, is that I don't expose my mother to Covid-19.

I work at a very busy shop, and I worry about bringing it home.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By zatopek

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas,...

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas, but I purchased a custom BAUM Corretto with all the bells and whistles, including SRAM Red AXS, Enve 5.6 wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes. I consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 4,310,623
Posted By bampilot06

Your new toys are always better than my new toys.

Your new toys are always better than my new toys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll third Power2max. Not from personal...

I'll third Power2max. Not from personal experience, I went with pedals for reasons that don't apply to you. But I did my homework and P2M was a better choice in several ways that probably do apply...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By WhyFi

Power2Max or Quarq. You don't really need...

Power2Max or Quarq. You don't really need dual-sided so much as you want full power (as opposed to the double of one side). P2M (and Quarq, I assume) can give you quasi-dual-sided (it costs a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,827
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several...

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several upgrades...https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200224_164506_56e6d5df97bf8ba0bad300259bac66ba7e9ffde5.jpg
My current...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,226
Posted By Cypress

For a 4-hour ride: 1.5-2 scoops of Hammer...

For a 4-hour ride:

1.5-2 scoops of Hammer Nutrition HEED per 26 oz bottle. Mandarin orange is my fav
1 Hammer Nutrition gel flask with 4 parts gel, 1 part water (to make it less viscous). If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,267
Posted By mpath

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him...

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him how they are, it reminds me of this old pic from Road & Track magazine:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,267
Posted By mackgoo

You can do anything you want with one exception....

You can do anything you want with one exception. Campy, Campy is sacred. If you don't understand that please use something else.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,267
Posted By davei1980

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate...

Many shifter/derailleur combos don't communicate well with one another; however, 105 and Ultegra share the same articulation/cable pull engineering so you're not just good you're great! I once...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Ajaxab

OP update...turns out the issue had nothing to do...

OP update...turns out the issue had nothing to do with cleats. My crank was actually starting to strip and needed to be replaced. The forward play I was experiencing was the crank slipping and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By noodle soup

When it's time to replace those lenses, you might...

When it's time to replace those lenses, you might want to trade them in for a new pair of Flak 2.0 XL. the lens is a very similar shape, but slightly larger. I have a few pairs of both styles, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Between age and multiple injuries I have...

Yup. Between age and multiple injuries I have several imbalances. I do lots of home PT -- following instructions from a pro PT clinic who was familiar with cycling injuries. Mostly bodyweight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,420
Posted By caloso

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to...

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to me years ago: ride for an hour without any structure, then an hour at a steady z2. First time I did it, I thought he was joking. It was way too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,420
Posted By guadzilla

^^ This, really. Just ride and you'll get a sense...

^^ This, really. Just ride and you'll get a sense of what kind of efforts you can maintain over 3-4 hours. Then slowly try to go faster.

Incidentally, holding high Z2 for a long time is not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,420
Posted By rivers

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into...

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into zone 4/5 depending on terrain for me. If I'm in zone 2, it's normally a 100+ mile ride for me (and even on this weekend's 109 mile ride, 25% was zone...
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