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11-27-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,515
Posted By illusiumd

True this. I have to admit - riding in dense...

True this. I have to admit - riding in dense urban traffic it's sometimes impossible for me to see these things coming cause I'm too focused on car doors and pedestrians in rush hour mayhem. The bomb...
11-27-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,515
Posted By illusiumd

On both the HED and the A23 I ran/run 28 GP 4...

On both the HED and the A23 I ran/run 28 GP 4 Seasons @ 80psi - is that about right?
11-26-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,515
Posted By illusiumd

Looking again for bombproof wheel

Looking for advice on new rear wheel build - rim brake - non-disc. I'm weighing about 240 these days and have a terrible habit of hitting nasty potholes/curbs. Had the Velocity A23 36H laced to WI...
06-04-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By illusiumd

whoa didn't know used carbon was such a potential...

whoa didn't know used carbon was such a potential hassle - maybe i'll look into an older aluminum race bike - would be cheaper too
06-04-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By illusiumd

Starting to look for large used carbon

My wife is going to slaughter me if I buy a new bike. I've got a nice steel road/commuter I'm very happy with but would like to start "piecing" together a large 63/64cm carbon road bike just for...
03-30-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks all for the comments about seat/seatpost. ...

Thanks all for the comments about seat/seatpost.

Some background: The guy who sold me my steel frame put a carbon seatpost in it. Come to find out I was tightening it down too much and couldn't...
03-30-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By illusiumd

Stupid Click/Creak on Crank Arm

Having a consistent click/creak on left crank arm or pedal on a frairly new 105 Crankset. Only happens when force is applied and is always same - getting faster as I pedal faster and vise versa. It's...
02-24-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
02-23-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By illusiumd

Cheap 32 Cross Tire

I'd like to put a pair of cross tires on my Soma ES for some light trail riding... like to try under $30/ea as they'll be used infrequently
02-03-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,941
Posted By illusiumd

Reason I ask is that seems like my old WI T11's...

Reason I ask is that seems like my old WI T11's were better at shifting/getting going - wondering if it's cause of this feature? There's like this free space sometimes - does that make any sense or...
02-03-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,941
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
02-01-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,941
Posted By illusiumd

points of engagement ultegra hub?

How many points of engagement ultegra hub? Thanks!
01-30-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By illusiumd

Brake Pad Noise

Kool Stop Dura Insert (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XQK3GO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) with HED C2 rims are loud as all get out - way to much of a scraping-ish type sound. Am...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks so much! Great advice

Thanks so much! Great advice
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

I thought this was fun: Topic: Seriously. WTF...

I thought this was fun:
Topic: Seriously. WTF happened to this place? | MPLS Bike Love (http://forums.mplsbikelove.com/forums/topic/seriously-wtf-happened-to-this-place)

This:
Mpls Bike Love...
01-23-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By illusiumd

Max size fender for Soma ES fork

I've got a Soma ES with stock fork and need to get fenders. Soma's site says max 28 tire with fenders. I've got 28 4Seasons but I've also started riding 32 Vittoria Hypers ... can I get away with a...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

Great thanks. We're going to rent in Bloomington...

Great thanks. We're going to rent in Bloomington for a while because that's where the wife will be working and our daycare is at her work - and I'll be working downtown. But I'm thinking that we'll...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks for pointing that out - I forgot about...

Thanks for pointing that out - I forgot about Strava - haven't used it in a while but should get back into it.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks, yes reading about the rise and fall of...

Thanks, yes reading about the rise and fall of MBL was a fascinating waste of time the other night :)
Forum: Commuting
01-22-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By illusiumd

Bloomington to Minneapolis Route?

Seeing as how there's no Minneapolis specific bike forums any longer (wow that was a rabbit hole) - I thought I'd ask here about the best route/s from around Anderson Lakes Park Preserve to Downtown...
01-17-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By illusiumd

What barrel stop I need

I have a Soma ES frame and am looking to replace the barel adjusters/stops on the downtube. They look like this:
Shimano Housing Stop > Components > Frames > Frame Parts | Jenson USA...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By illusiumd

Good Small WP Rechargeable Light

Looking for a good small yet powerful water-proof rechargeable front light. I love my MetroFlash Ignita - but it can't handle the rain. Don't like big honking logs sittin on my bars.
01-09-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By illusiumd

Lightweight Neck Gaitor/Scarf

I have a good balaclava - but my head is so big that it leaves a gap on my neck. Bought a winter neck gaitor but it's too heavy - I just need something thin to cover the gap. I'm on a mission to find...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,333
Posted By illusiumd

Got about 100mi on these new 32 Hypers and am...

Got about 100mi on these new 32 Hypers and am digging them. I'm a little confused by what tire pressure I should put in them, right now I'm doing 70-front 75-back which seem a little high - I still...
12-08-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By illusiumd

Waterproof "Medium" Glove

I have light spring gloves and heavy lobster winter gloves - need a 25-45 F waterproof/rain fall glove to add to my arsenal. Looking at these....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By illusiumd

What PSI for 32 Hyper Tire?

Making a move on my road bike from 28 4Seasons to 32 Vittoria Hypers for a combo of urban pothole streets and recreational paved lanes and wondering what PSI people recommend.

Also - should I...
11-28-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,612
Posted By illusiumd

Shimano Chain Direction

Just installed a 105 group - chain logo/type is facing away from the bike - this is correct right?

Does it matter whether the type is upside down? Thanks for any input here.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,333
Posted By illusiumd

Anyone know how the Hypers will do once it gets...

Anyone know how the Hypers will do once it gets slushy/snowy out? I only ride after the plow has been through. I've got some old Marathon Pluses I can throw on if the Hypers won't do ...
11-14-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,570
Posted By illusiumd

Yes, if you're comfortable re-tensioning/truing...

Yes, if you're comfortable re-tensioning/truing wheels these are a great deal ... someday I'll learn how to do all that ... once my kids get a little older :)
Forum: Commuting
11-14-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,333
Posted By illusiumd

Finally got around to ordering a couple Vittoria...

Finally got around to ordering a couple Vittoria Voyager Hypers 32 -- thanks for all the advice here!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By illusiumd

Yep I've found Zinni and Frames direct for...

Yep I've found Zinni and Frames direct for regular glasses are cheap - but they can never get me 100% of what the expensive lenses my doc gets. I'll order frames somewhere - but probably have my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By illusiumd

Lots of people I know had the laser - but I just...

Lots of people I know had the laser - but I just can't bring myself to do it - elective surgery on my eyes - probably the same reason I never got a tatoo - I just know they'd mess it up somehow.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks all, good stuff to look through here!

Thanks all, good stuff to look through here!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By illusiumd

Prescription Sunglasses recommendation

My doc is saying that my prescription is too strong to get sunglasses that curve too much... but I would like to find a pair that wrap a little and are light. Anyone rec anything good and light and...
10-30-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By illusiumd

Yes I think beginning cable tension is where I'm...

Yes I think beginning cable tension is where I'm getting screwed up here. No matter how much I back off the high limit screw it will not clear the chain. OH and assuming this whole time there was no...
10-30-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks all for your replies - am excited to...

Thanks all for your replies - am excited to tackle it again today and get riding. Questions:

On the 105 - is there a converter tab? I'm assuming this is on Ult and DA and not on 105?

Could the...
10-29-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By illusiumd

Advice on 105 front derailleur FD5800

I've read here and there that this is a finnecky FD. I've fiddled with this thing for at least an hour today and still can't get a satisfactory setup/install.

1. Got my height and angle (I think)...
10-19-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By illusiumd

Rats, no spacer - must have lost it. Thanks for...

Rats, no spacer - must have lost it. Thanks for the PDF.
10-19-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By illusiumd

Bottom Bracket Too Small?

Well my rebuild is off to a great start - I bought a cheap 105 Groupset off Probike kit for a Soma ES 64cm - came with a 52/36 chainset and a Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket.

Previously I had a...
10-16-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By illusiumd

Replacing Cabling

So I'd like to replace all cabling and housing for shifting and brakes. Got the tool and the stuff - but how do I do that with the down-tube adjusters and brake adjusters? (What do you call them?) I...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By illusiumd

1986 Raleigh USA Competition

From the seller: A collector's dream! A time capsule condition 1986 Raleigh USA Competition racing bike...
09-29-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,531
Posted By illusiumd

heatgear vs coldgear

So under armour is becoming my favorite stuff to layer and right now I have a heatgear long sleeve compression that I love at 50-60 alone and as base layer for cold stuff.

Anyone know the...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,333
Posted By illusiumd

Recommend a 32 Tire Please

All the streets in Chicago are just atrocious on my commute so I'm thinking of going up from 28 to 32 - 32 being the biggest I can run. Right now I'm running Conti 4 Seasons 28 but they seem more...
09-26-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By illusiumd

Cool thanks so much!

Cool thanks so much!
09-26-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By illusiumd

help on Ultegra hub

Had front wheel in at the LBS for an issue in another thread - but thought i would post this seperate -

He sort of fixed the issue I was having and then gave the wheel back. One of the black caps...
09-26-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By illusiumd

Sorry for the random post here - thanks all - the...

Sorry for the random post here - thanks all - the builder was able to somehow fix it - but he says he doesn't know how he did it - it just went away so it had to be a loose piece of something...
09-15-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By illusiumd

Bad HED Rim

So I've had a number of problems with wheels since I got serious about cycling two years ago. Through a ton of research and advice here and at various LBS's I decided to splurge and have a master...
08-30-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,505
Posted By illusiumd

Sigh - I guess I'll get another Specialized Max -...

Sigh - I guess I'll get another Specialized Max - but would like to get something lighter - more comfortable - better padding -

Anyone tried LG Majestic - looks like same as Max -
Forum: Commuting
07-20-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By illusiumd

Yeah so just got off the phone with Showers Pass...

Yeah so just got off the phone with Showers Pass - apparently waterproofing can wear off this 250 jacket after six months less than 20 wet-weather rides - right - so they're sending me a spray.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,889
Posted By illusiumd

Thanks for the recommendations all!

Thanks for the recommendations all!
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