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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By OneTinSloth

RE: new campy shifters.

i just noticed something about the aesthetics of the new shifters. they work great, but man, they look...well, check it out.
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11-29-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By OneTinSloth

no, V1 and V2 are not interchangeable. V2 uses...

no, V1 and V2 are not interchangeable. V2 uses deeper, wider, longer splines than V1.
10-27-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 2,590,536
Posted By OneTinSloth

so far, so good. i wouldn't take any super high...

so far, so good. i wouldn't take any super high speed corners on the road with the small block 8s, but for general purpose type riding, i think they do alright. i've ridden them on my MTB for a...
10-26-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 2,590,536
Posted By OneTinSloth

that bike looks SICK! but those rotors look...

that bike looks SICK! but those rotors look scary as hell. i wish i could justify deep V carbon rims for myself, but since i'm not planning on doing any real racing, it's just not in the...
10-26-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 2,590,536
Posted By OneTinSloth

It's just an older XTR, rapid rise with the...

It's just an older XTR, rapid rise with the rollamajig-device integrated, rather than a barrel adjuster. The only thing I really did to it was grind off some of the anodizing and polished the heck...
10-24-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 2,590,536
Posted By OneTinSloth

The frame showed up FedEx today and golly it's...

The frame showed up FedEx today and golly it's beautiful!

DeSalvo Frame
Wound-up fork
Dura-ace 9 speed shifters
Customized XTR rear derailleur
Customized spot bashguard
Customized ultegra...
10-03-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,648
Posted By OneTinSloth

another great comment from the peanut gallery. ...

another great comment from the peanut gallery. wrong wrench, or maybe, just maybe, the aluminum nipples are actually softer, and they deteriorate faster than brass. 90% of the bontrager race lite...
09-21-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By OneTinSloth

i have a set of older shimano XT hubs laced up to...

i have a set of older shimano XT hubs laced up to salsa delgado cross rims with ritchey (DTswiss with a ritchey logo) DB spokes, 32hole. been riding those trouble free for the last 4 years, toured...
08-23-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By OneTinSloth

you sir, just won the thread.

you sir, just won the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,933
Posted By OneTinSloth

i think they're around 1700g. a bit heavy...

i think they're around 1700g. a bit heavy compared to others, but i'm willing to make sacrifices here and there for a bomb-proof, hand built, easy to maintain and service when it needs it wheelset. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,933
Posted By OneTinSloth

Here's my Cannondale six13. 48cm, ultegra 10...

Here's my Cannondale six13. 48cm, ultegra 10 shifters, ultegra brakes, ultegra 9 RD, 105 FD, chris king 'cross hubs laced to DT RR1.1s, fizik bartape, toupe saddle, specialzed pro road shallow drop...
07-14-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,309
Posted By OneTinSloth

can you quantify "the same amount of thread...

can you quantify "the same amount of thread engagement as a normal nut would give?" how many threads? what thread pitch? i'm not sure i know what the width and pitch of a "normal nut" is.

i'm...
07-12-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,309
Posted By OneTinSloth

get a pair of allen skewers (like delta brand), a...

get a pair of allen skewers (like delta brand), a very wide profile STEEL QR nut (like an old veratomic locking skewer nut) about an inch long and threaded all the way through to make sure you have...
07-12-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By OneTinSloth

if you're just switching the cranks, i wouldn't...

if you're just switching the cranks, i wouldn't do it. sure, the dura ace cranks are fancier looking, and a tiny bit lighter, but with the triple, if you ever have to replace the rings, you're stuck...
07-12-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,550
Posted By OneTinSloth

i think you're on crack. that fork's axle to...

i think you're on crack. that fork's axle to crown is far too long for that bike. that bike was originally spec'd with either a rigid fork, or a 63mm suspension fork. for christ's sake it's got...
07-11-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By OneTinSloth

matrix rims are notorious for being rather...

matrix rims are notorious for being rather difficult when it comes to tire installation. they have a really shallow depth from the bead seat to the outer rim wall, so they don't allow you to get...
07-05-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By OneTinSloth

there's a little metal leaf spring or bracket...

there's a little metal leaf spring or bracket inside the shifter that holds the brake lever steady that either breaks or wears out over time. i have a set that is doing the same thing, though maybe...
07-05-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By OneTinSloth

it sounds like they need to adjust the high limit...

it sounds like they need to adjust the high limit screw and release a little cable tension on the rear derailleur to accommodate for the slightly wider hub/narrower drive side axle spacer of the...
07-05-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By OneTinSloth

it's 3 years....

it's 3 years. (http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/tech_support/warranty3.html) he'd still be covered at this point if they hadn't been crashed though.
06-10-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By OneTinSloth

you don't. you buy a new fork that is made for...

you don't. you buy a new fork that is made for the application that you want to use it for.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By OneTinSloth

bacon grease.

bacon grease.
05-15-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By OneTinSloth

the nipple on this wheel normally resides inside...

the nipple on this wheel normally resides inside the rim and has started to pull through, causing the outer rim wall to crack. eventually it will pull all the way through if the wheel continues to...
05-07-08, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By OneTinSloth

if you're referring to the alloy Si cranks, you...

if you're referring to the alloy Si cranks, you can get a 130BCD spider from cannondale which will let you use standard 39/53 rings. replacing those cranks with anything else is heresy! also, if...
03-29-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,524
Posted By OneTinSloth

bullshot...

bullshot http://mdt-products.co.uk/products/184_bullshot/bullshot.html
PM600 is also red, it's military spec. i used to know where to get it, but i've since forgetten.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,933
Posted By OneTinSloth

actually, it looks like it's just a set of tektro...

actually, it looks like it's just a set of tektro road brake levers with a shimano rapid fire shifter pod clamped below it.
02-09-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By OneTinSloth

a mechanic i work with also does this. full...

a mechanic i work with also does this. full record, dura ace 10 speed cassette, dura ace 10 speed chain. it works very well. he recently swapped the upper RD pulley for a shimano and it is now...
02-04-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By OneTinSloth

my shop provides most of my tools. there are a...

my shop provides most of my tools. there are a few that i've brought from home, but not many. the main reason for this is that i don't want my stuff to disappear or get damaged. when people take...
01-29-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By OneTinSloth

yes, you could get the cups for a 70mm BB and it...

yes, you could get the cups for a 70mm BB and it would work, but then it would no longer be a 73mm BB, it would be an 70mm BB. after looking at the Phil Wood BB page, the BB unit itself is pretty...
01-29-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By OneTinSloth

well hello there. you're a handsome devil...

well hello there. you're a handsome devil...
01-29-08, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By OneTinSloth

no. a 70mm shell is going to be italian...

no. a 70mm shell is going to be italian threaded, and also a different diameter, if it is, in fact a 70mm shell. 68mm, or 73mm have the same shell diameter, differing in width, and about .005" in...
01-15-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,507
Posted By OneTinSloth

tell that to both of the BB-5 tools at my shop...

tell that to both of the BB-5 tools at my shop that some idiot jammed into a shimano cassette, then sheared the splines off of. the wrong tool may not damage the freewheel, but it's not so great for...
01-05-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By OneTinSloth

the inner plates do in fact, wear. the holes...

the inner plates do in fact, wear. the holes that the pins go through get larger, which is why you can take a worn chain and flex it to the side much farther than a new chain. if the plates did not...
01-04-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By OneTinSloth

the amount of miles a person can get out of a...

the amount of miles a person can get out of a chain depends very much on the type of riding said person does. if you're a heavier rider who stands up a lot, or likes to sprint a lot, you're going to...
01-04-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By OneTinSloth

which roval wheels did you get? the roval wheels...

which roval wheels did you get? the roval wheels come with one of two different free hub bodies, one, made by DT swiss, using their star ratchet design, and the other, i think is made my KT, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-08, 02:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,797
Posted By OneTinSloth

73miles on the first, 5hrs, 25mins. out and back...

73miles on the first, 5hrs, 25mins. out and back to the ranger station on mt. diablo from downtown berkeley.
12-07-07, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,143
Posted By OneTinSloth

that seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to,...

that seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to, just to avoid using a star nut. and i'm not really sure how that would make installing a cyclometer any easier, since most of the ones i've seen...
12-02-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,568
Posted By OneTinSloth

the other problem you're going to encounter when...

the other problem you're going to encounter when you put 26" wheels on a bike designed for 700c wheels, is the BB height is going to change. what you need to do here is get a mountain bike.
12-02-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By OneTinSloth

yup uniglide. they aren't made anymore, so if...

yup uniglide. they aren't made anymore, so if you're dead set on using that wheel, it's off to ebay for you! you can't replace the freehub body with a newer HG type body, so i would say the best...
11-30-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By OneTinSloth

that's only true if you (or your mechanics) don't...

that's only true if you (or your mechanics) don't know how to adjust and maintain a cup and cone BB. the Dura Ace octalink BB is probably the sweetest BB you could ever own.
11-29-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By OneTinSloth

um, no. headshok forks run on 4 races of needle...

um, no. headshok forks run on 4 races of needle bearings, rather than bushings. as the fork compresses and rebounds over a year or so, those races creep and get out of "sync" with each other. it...
11-11-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By OneTinSloth

you are trying to remove the side without the...

you are trying to remove the side without the flange, correct? sometimes you have to persuade it a little bit by LIGHTLY clamping the cup in a vise (protecting the delicate threads with a rag, or...
11-06-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By OneTinSloth

when has 12 speed ever meant 3x4, or 1x12? oh,...

when has 12 speed ever meant 3x4, or 1x12? oh, wait. maybe it's one of the ultra-rare bikes with six chainrings in the front and two cogs in the back!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 12:50 AM
10-22-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By OneTinSloth

you are correct about shimano's instruction...

you are correct about shimano's instruction sheet, i was wrong. however, i don't believe it makes a huge difference to the chain's integrity if the pin is installed on the trailing side, and it also...
10-21-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By OneTinSloth

i think you are mistaken. i work in a shop and...

i think you are mistaken. i work in a shop and have seen this particular failure many times, and once actually in person as it happened. it usually happens on brand new bikes (happened on A LOT of...
10-21-07, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By OneTinSloth

yep, it's phallic alright.

yep, it's phallic alright.
10-21-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By OneTinSloth

i've seen a couple of those where the steerer...

i've seen a couple of those where the steerer tube had started to separate from the crown. depending on how new the fork is, fox might warranty it. if they won't, you should still have the CSU...
10-18-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By OneTinSloth

it's like a mill, but hand-operated, and usually...

it's like a mill, but hand-operated, and usually with some sort of guide.

i forget who it is ATM, but someone makes a stem facing tool. for the top and bottom of the steerer tube clamp to make...
10-18-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By OneTinSloth

i'm not saying this is what happened to you, but...

i'm not saying this is what happened to you, but i've seen that happen when a shimano chain pin (mostly the 10 speed ones, but also 9 speed pins) fails and was improperly installed. shimano wants...
10-16-07, 11:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,750
Posted By OneTinSloth

i am so jealous of all the purple. i'm building...

i am so jealous of all the purple. i'm building up a green 1x1 with a bunch of ano parts...so far i've got a purple topline crank, some purple stubs bar ends, some purple headset spacers, and blue...
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