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11-30-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By BCDrums

You take your side-pull Campy brake apart; remove...

You take your side-pull Campy brake apart; remove the nut, the two arms and the spring, plus any washers from the mounting bolt, and re-assemble the brake onto the drop bolt. The spring goes into the...
11-15-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,670
Posted By BCDrums

You're not on mine, Phil.

You're not on mine, Phil.
11-14-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,670
Posted By BCDrums

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for...

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for years, I have started to use the Ignore function to block posts from a very few members who talk too much and add too little. It's made a positive...
11-11-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By BCDrums

That's very funny, and a perfect description....

That's very funny, and a perfect description. :thumb:

If these tools are crap (and how can they not be for $13?) The OP will discover that fact on the side of the road. As to whether it's "better...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By BCDrums

I have the RD 6700 also, it has no markings as to...

I have the RD 6700 also, it has no markings as to SS or GS, but mine is a GS. I use a triple crank and need to take up the slack in the chain when I use the granny ring. The distance between the...
10-28-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,397
Posted By BCDrums

"Oh, I'm sorry, this is Abuse." :lol: ...

"Oh, I'm sorry, this is Abuse." :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BRc5zV4YKU
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By BCDrums

I bought some Terry shorts for my lovely bride,...

I bought some Terry shorts for my lovely bride, she likes 'em. Available in different inseam lengths. https://www.terrybicycles.com/apparel/cycling-bottoms/shorts
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,650
Posted By BCDrums

Corkscrew! :lol:

Corkscrew! :lol:
10-21-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By BCDrums

Reporting back! I ordered the shifter on Monday,...

Reporting back! I ordered the shifter on Monday, received it today/Thursday from California via USPS, a coast-to-coast trip. It certainly isn't a counterfeit; it has a Shimano tag zip-tied to it that...
10-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By BCDrums

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back,...

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back, never ordered from them, but they had a great website for colored, anodized connectors. When I saw Tomm's post I looked them up and was sorry to see...
10-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By BCDrums

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ji8zjdeidl/images/...

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ji8zjdeidl/images/stencil/760x760/attribute_rule_images/113813_source_1629332340.jpg
https://www.probolt-usa.com/titanium-dome-head-bolt-m4x0-50mmx12mm/

This could...
10-20-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By BCDrums

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a...

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a good signature! :lol:
10-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By BCDrums

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,
10-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By BCDrums

I once bought a steel Surly 42T over an alloy...

I once bought a steel Surly 42T over an alloy Salsa ring, thinking the steel would last longer. But the Surly was poorly finished, with grinding marks on it, and the holes for the chainring bolts...
09-29-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By BCDrums

A beautiful bike! Classic TA triple crankset. The...

A beautiful bike! Classic TA triple crankset. The geometry looks slack. A comfort bike. Chris Chance was part of the Boston bike scene. In 1980, I bought a frame off the wall at Laughing Alley Cycles...
09-25-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By BCDrums

That's too bad. I have ordered once from BikeInn,...

That's too bad. I have ordered once from BikeInn, that went okay, but you're smart to be skeptical. Other European shops list the Renthal for sale, but maybe not in 38T. Chain Reaction carries it but...
09-25-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By BCDrums

BikeInn has this, $58 plus $10 to ship, would it...

BikeInn has this, $58 plus $10 to ship, would it work? Still not inexpensive.
...
08-15-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By BCDrums

I am using the CX70. Though not spec'ed as a...

I am using the CX70. Though not spec'ed as a triple FD, it works fine.

My bike's original derailler was a Shimano Deore for a 48-38-24 triple. Many years later, I went to a 42T big ring, and I...
07-24-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,079
Posted By BCDrums

I agree. I ride a triple with a mere 413% range....

I agree. I ride a triple with a mere 413% range. A 13-28 9sp cassette gives me nice close steps, and I have a wicked low bailout gear. I don't need a tall gear to ride down hills, just a low gear to...
07-07-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By BCDrums

I hadnít seen this Rema kit. I recently patched a...

I hadnít seen this Rema kit. I recently patched a 5mm cut in a tire from the inside using a standard Rema patch & fluid, is holding well. This is in a tubeless tire used with a tube.
07-01-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,792
Posted By BCDrums

Hello Sean, Forget about matching the tires,...

Hello Sean,

Forget about matching the tires, they're invisible. The dominant visual cues on the bike in your photo are the red Ridley logo and the white HED logo on your rims. You could try this:...
07-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 802
Posted By BCDrums

Addendum

CC,

My shifting problem came down to an out-of-spec position of wheel axle in the dropout, but, spurred by your comment, I flushed and lubed my DA 7700 shifter anyway. After the lubing, it shifts...
06-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 802
Posted By BCDrums

Good shifting restored!

When I moved the wheel back to the far end of the dropout in the Spring, I wasn't using the 13T cog as much, and didn't connect that change to the degraded shifting from 1 to 2.

Following the...
06-12-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,266
Posted By BCDrums

'Zat so??? Far as I can see, all this...

'Zat so???


Far as I can see, all this talk about disinclusion is just you. I think that this subform, or whatever it is, is not necessary, but here it is! So I am reading and discussing. If you...
06-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,266
Posted By BCDrums

I never thought that the term Brifter was...

I never thought that the term Brifter was connected to a brand. I learned the word from Sheldon Brown's website way back when. I assumed that the word originated when the majority of bikes had...
06-07-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,033
Posted By BCDrums

wkc, I admire your rigorous approach to...

wkc,

I admire your rigorous approach to tracking down the errors. But I am lazier (by a lot!) than you are.

I have a Cateye Astrale wired bike computer that is C&V-worthy, and I track my rides...
05-03-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By BCDrums

The small pleasures of a new chain

What follows is not (chain) BREAKING NEWS.

I put a new chain on the bike today, and I enjoyed it.

The chain I replaced had hit 4,000 miles, and I was keeping an eye on it. It could have gone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By BCDrums

Knee warmers. These are good...

Knee warmers. These are good (https://www.boure.com/4169.html). I tuck them under the bottom bands of the shorts, never a gap.
12-17-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By BCDrums

I bought up my LBS's entire stock of Frog cleats...

I bought up my LBS's entire stock of Frog cleats earlier in the year. Both pairs!
12-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By BCDrums

I had a pair built at Wheelworks in Belmont last...

I had a pair built at Wheelworks in Belmont last year, 650bís. Turned out quite well. If you visit the store, talk with Peter Mooney. Heís a principal of the shop and a frame builder. I recall the...
11-20-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By BCDrums

Thanks for the video, it got me going. I ordered...

Thanks for the video, it got me going. I ordered a Wahoo sensor for RPM/speed/distance, and the bride can use it with the Wahoo fitness app. All she wants is time/distance/speed, and that sensor/app...
07-29-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By BCDrums

I have ordered a compatible KMC chain from the...

I have ordered a compatible KMC chain from the LBS. Due to COVID protocol, I canít just drive over and get it. Hoping to have it tomorrow.
07-21-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By BCDrums

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990...

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
05-05-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,824
Posted By BCDrums

My experience is limited to 9-speed chains....

My experience is limited to 9-speed chains. Having used Shimano, SRAM and KMC chains on a Shimano drivetrain, all brands worked, but Shimano was quietest and shifted most smoothly, KMC was least...
05-02-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,467
Posted By BCDrums

Jinkster, I liked hearing your thoughts...

Jinkster,

I liked hearing your thoughts about enjoying the ride. It's not very hard to get caught up in "improving" your bike stats, gathering miles, average speed, etc. But it's important not to...
04-29-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By BCDrums

You might start with some Kool Stop salmon pads....

You might start with some Kool Stop salmon pads. If they don't do the trick for you, you can use them to improve whatever brakes you put on next.
04-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By BCDrums

Seem accurate to me. I still run an old-school...

Seem accurate to me. I still run an old-school Cateye "computer" that measures distance the old-fashioned way, by counting revolutions of the wheel. Cyclemeter and RwGPS both match distances on the...
04-27-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By BCDrums

I have had the Park wrenches and the Spokey for...

I have had the Park wrenches and the Spokey for many years and prefer the Spokey. But If I were buying a spoke wrench today, I'd get a nice one like the DT above or the Wheel Fanatyk. Get an...
04-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By BCDrums

Take a look at RideWithGPS, an iOS, Android and...

Take a look at RideWithGPS, an iOS, Android and web-based app. The free version gives me all kinds of stats and tracks riding by day, month, year, or career. I used Cyclemeter previously, and it was...
04-24-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,454
Posted By BCDrums

I believe it was Jack Reacher who said, "When in...

I believe it was Jack Reacher who said, "When in doubt, turn left."
04-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,454
Posted By BCDrums

I have ridden a half-dozen routes over and over...

I have ridden a half-dozen routes over and over for years now. From a practical standpoint, they all start and end at home, so no driving involved. The routes vary by distance, 17 to 50-ish miles,...
04-21-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,988
Posted By BCDrums

Neither. It's your pants caught in the chain. ...

Neither. It's your pants caught in the chain.

Is this another troll fest?
04-20-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,534
Posted By BCDrums

For you, maybe. Ask an adult for help.

For you, maybe. Ask an adult for help.
04-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,534
Posted By BCDrums

You weren't asking me, but I'll reply. I have...

You weren't asking me, but I'll reply. I have replaced two or more middle rings in 30 years on this bike. Buy a nice TA ring and it will last a long time. I have replaced the big ring a few times,...
04-15-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,534
Posted By BCDrums

Operator error.

Operator error.
04-10-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,187
Posted By BCDrums

You're half right. :lol:

You're half right. :lol:
04-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,187
Posted By BCDrums

Not holding my breath. Thankya, thankya...

Not holding my breath.


Thankya, thankya vurry mush.You were dubious when you got here.
Thanks, but I'm all set.

Since the moderators seem to be off for the weekend (and all best to them, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,698
Posted By BCDrums

Never heard of Canyon Bikes until this thread....

Never heard of Canyon Bikes until this thread. Must be behind the curve. Or maybe Canyon is really a tiny part of the bike world.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,884
Posted By BCDrums

Mango, I applaud your enthusiasm. Now, I'd like...

Mango, I applaud your enthusiasm. Now, I'd like to suggest that you curb it, to avoid hurting yourself and killing the thrill.

If you want to go the distance, lay down some miles that will not...
03-25-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By BCDrums

The polite thing is to say Good morning, and...

The polite thing is to say Good morning, and Thank you for your help, and finally, Have a safe day!

And let me wish you a pleasant day too. I hope your middle-school reopens soon.
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