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09-05-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By lasauge

1. Having markings on a kickstand is convenient...

1. Having markings on a kickstand is convenient when you need to cut one to length to match a smaller frame.
2. Some bearings have no seals, that's correct. Unless you're riding in really...
06-29-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,155
Posted By lasauge

I lived without a car in Colorado Springs, a city...

I lived without a car in Colorado Springs, a city that's less bike-friendly than Boulder or Fort Collins for a decade, so it can definitely be done there if you're determined enough. The two things...
06-19-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By lasauge

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns...

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns sold under the Dualco name and it dispenses grease exactly as advertised. Just put the nozzle where you want to add grease and pump the desired...
06-05-21, 03:55 PM
04-27-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By lasauge

Post a picture? I can't think of any Shimano hubs...

Post a picture? I can't think of any Shimano hubs offhand where there would be a dustcap outside of the adjustable race that wouldn't be readily removable.
04-03-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 184,164
Posted By lasauge

Claimed I think I may have been the last person...

Claimed
I think I may have been the last person on earth using SPD-R type pedals, but maybe somebody here would still have a use for these 7701 and 6600 pedals? They're a bit rough on the outside...
04-03-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By lasauge

Both options work. Like Roger M and Mariano Basso...

Both options work. Like Roger M and Mariano Basso I prefer mine to exit near the stem, otherwise the housing can get in the way of fingers when riding in the drops. Looking cleaner is an extra bonus,...
03-27-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By lasauge

As others have alluded to, there's more...

As others have alluded to, there's more difference here than just the diameter. 10mm is the diameter for axles that have a QR skewer going through them - 10mm is how wide the axle is but you still...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,099
Posted By lasauge

The issue is a cascading series of disruptions in...

The issue is a cascading series of disruptions in the supply chain due to the pandemic and this isn't unique to Specialized: bikes that would have been sold throughout 2020 were all sold in the...
02-24-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By lasauge

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth...

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth to speak with - but ten fingers with which to fondle our keyboards!
02-14-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,499
Posted By lasauge

I would add Rock City Custom Powder And Paint in...

I would add Rock City Custom Powder And Paint in Colorado Springs, CO to the list. Daniel Garcia runs that business and did a great job on 2 frames for me a couple years ago and I've seen a couple...
02-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,565
Posted By lasauge

To add to what others have said, from 2014-2017 I...

To add to what others have said, from 2014-2017 I flipped a fair number of bikes and did make money at it - not a lot, but enough to cover the costs of acquiring and maintaining a small collection of...
01-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By lasauge

Sidi Avast Rain shoes (42)

NIB with tags, never had cleats installed. Picked these up cheap but they're half a size too small for me. How about $100 shipped in the US?

(right click and follow link to expand, BF will only...
01-13-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By lasauge

I did a search and believe those are from Cyclone...

I did a search and believe those are from Cyclone Precision Industries, an OEM manufacturing company in Taiwan that made lots of cranks that were sold under many different brand names, most...
01-12-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,587
Posted By lasauge

I would also vote for a bad manufacturing run. I...

I would also vote for a bad manufacturing run. I once bought a case of 50 tubes of which at least half of them split near the valve stem when inflated.
01-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By lasauge

I can envision giving several different answers...

I can envision giving several different answers based on circumstances I found myself in during this past year. If that was me today I'd ghost ride the bike home after inflating the tires, then clean...
01-02-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,258
Posted By lasauge

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and...

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and parts collection and then exploring a new area after moving across the country. My 2021 goals are to get back into shape quickly now that we've passed the...
01-01-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By lasauge

28t. But before you go ordering a cassette,...

28t.

But before you go ordering a cassette, that's not the only problem here: you'd need to buy a new chain and install new chainrings at the very least to use to use that trainer's stock cassette...
12-31-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,478
Posted By lasauge

The things that make me want to shake my fist...

The things that make me want to shake my fist mostly have to do with the bike industry pushing fancy new things on riders whether they need them or not, to the point that bikes without them seem to...
12-21-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By lasauge

Actually, I was assuming they weren't, but those...

Actually, I was assuming they weren't, but those M446 calipers are a one way model as well. If they weren't you would have simply followed the old procedure that required pushing mineral oil through...
12-20-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By lasauge

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all...

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all those parts on your bike is to replace the rear wheel with one that has a freehub body, and then install the cassette, chain, and derailer you...
12-20-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By lasauge

AFAIK there's no reason why they wouldn't work...

AFAIK there's no reason why they wouldn't work together. I looked up both components and Shimano specifies the same hose and connectors for both, and with some searching online I see that plenty of...
12-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,166
Posted By lasauge

I'm better at tight left turns, probably because...

I'm better at tight left turns, probably because my right side is a little stronger (right hand dominant, used to pushing off from a stop with the right leg) and that translates to comfort when the...
12-20-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By lasauge

You're being too gentle. The scratches below the...

You're being too gentle. The scratches below the clamp indicate that whoever put those on initially had to force them on that far.
12-13-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By lasauge

As long as the outer faces of the BB shell aren't...

As long as the outer faces of the BB shell aren't deformed I can't see any reason why you couldn't use the Origin8 Revolvr Thread-Together BB90/95 Bottom Bracket as a replacement. This is a threaded...
12-05-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By lasauge

I'll second that yes, I run 27mm tires on mine...

I'll second that yes, I run 27mm tires on mine with the same fork and have plenty of room to spare.
11-29-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By lasauge

Is there enough material exposed that you can...

Is there enough material exposed that you can grab and crush part of the rivet with pliers so that the remainder slips through the hole? If not, then I'd drill it out.
11-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By lasauge

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear...

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear derailer, I used a FW with a 25t cog with one of these and never had any issues. Thanks for posting!
11-14-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By lasauge

I'll chime in to agree with those who have noted...

I'll chime in to agree with those who have noted that shipping bikes is something that always comes with a degree of risk. I've been a receiver of bikes, a private sender, I've packed bikes when...
11-14-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,994
Posted By lasauge

Another vote for silver, black is acceptable but...

Another vote for silver, black is acceptable but as a rule of thumb fenders should match the accent color, which is silver in this case.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,286
Posted By lasauge

57mph on a long, steep, straight descent. As...

57mph on a long, steep, straight descent. As other have said, I find that hitting anything over 50mph requires the wind conditions to be favorable.
10-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By lasauge

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold...

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold with a freewheel for a couple decades now, so there are lots and lots of inexpensive bikes out in the world that use 7-speed freewheels. So demand for...
10-16-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20,645
Views: 3,618,040
Posted By lasauge

It's a creative use of scrap metal, I'll grant...

It's a creative use of scrap metal, I'll grant this person that. Doesn't seem like it would be very effective as either a workstand or a truing stand though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By lasauge

Long Lasting Shoes

I've replaced the shoes I use for daily commuting numerous times over the past years, but I've had the same pair of fair weather road cycling shoes for something like 10 years/40k miles now and...
09-26-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By lasauge

Right now there's a limited edition Conti GP5000...

Right now there's a limited edition Conti GP5000 available with tan sidewalls that look reasonable on a vintage bike and are great tires. Aside from those I would second the recommendation for...
09-25-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,856
Posted By lasauge

I'm a little surprised how high the 'minimum'...

I'm a little surprised how high the 'minimum' numbers in this thread are. I like wider tires too, but I'd say my minimum is 27mm since I've ridden lots of gravel roads in Colorado and now in...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By lasauge

Your question got me curious so I took a look and...

Your question got me curious so I took a look and don't see such a wheel available, so your best bet would be to build your own - that is, if you can find at 590 rim which is also not easy. But if...
09-22-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,948
Posted By lasauge

Not really sure what this proves, but I too have...

Not really sure what this proves, but I too have had an NR crank develop a crack at the spider. No failure, but that's because it made creaking noises under load and so I took it off my bike.
09-20-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By lasauge

It's tough to know what to recommend without...

It's tough to know what to recommend without knowing more about what you want to end up with as there are huge range of options available to you... First, if you want to go for brifters that's easily...
09-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By lasauge

How is this still up? If I had space for another...

How is this still up? If I had space for another bike I would have already driven down to SF to pick this frame up...
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,281
Posted By lasauge

There are extra delays these days regardless of...

There are extra delays these days regardless of where you order from or who the shipper is. USPS in particular is struggling with timely delivery (also their order tracking just doesn't update for...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By lasauge

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent...

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent dealers, a full range of bikes from high to low -end, and marketing to match. Huffy and Murray were department store bike brands that stuck to the low...
09-12-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,696
Posted By lasauge

The AQI index registered 617 at one point today...

The AQI index registered 617 at one point today so I stayed indoors.
09-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By lasauge

Wow. That is truly stunning! How does it...

Wow. That is truly stunning!

How does it ride?
09-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By lasauge

To your questions from easiest to hardest. ...

To your questions from easiest to hardest.

2. Yes, the clicks are the indexed positions built into the shifter and typically they're only compatible with parts from the same manufacturer for the...
08-27-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,309
Posted By lasauge

This isn't area specific, but occasionally I get...

This isn't area specific, but occasionally I get reminded that riding on busy roads is foreign to many (most?) cyclists. I started a new job recently and was chatting with a coworker who mountain...
08-19-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By lasauge

Another vote for replace. Setting aside...

Another vote for replace. Setting aside speculation on how likely that rim is to be safe to ride on or not, that brake track is toast and is not going to last. And if that wheel needs any truing at...
08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By lasauge

Did you forget to list the price? I don't see a...

Did you forget to list the price? I don't see a number.
08-09-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By lasauge

SRAM or Campy equivalent to S-TEC?

Quick question as the title suggests: do either SRAM or Campagnolo have an equivalent to Shimano's S-Tec program? I have to imagine they have some kind of internal training material available, but...
06-12-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By lasauge

What are you looking for in terms of condition?...

What are you looking for in terms of condition? If these are for a display bike I have a pair that are used but not totally worn out, and one Master 22 that has seen very little use but is dirty from...
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