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01-03-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By jprestley@comca

Thanks all!

Post mount calipers it is!
01-02-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By jprestley@comca

Disc Caliper Compatibility Question

I'm building up a road frame with IS disc mounts and would like to use the Ultegra R8020 groupset (with newest gen hydraulic discs). These disc calipers are flat mount, but in the product...
12-07-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By jprestley@comca

Dropout Mod

I have an old steel road frame I want to convert to a fixie. It has a standard horizontal dropout on the non-drive side but the drive-side dropout has a flat steel piece filling the rear half of the...
08-24-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By jprestley@comca

Old Schoole Wheelset

So I'm building a retro sort of wheelset with 36-spoke silver Campy hubs and Ambrosio aluminum box rims. Thinking 2.0/1.5/2.0 spokes will be OK for my 175 lbs. but my questions are 1) 3-cross or...
06-23-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By jprestley@comca

SKS fender cleanup

Just put SKS fenders on my touring bike and was left with about 1" of excess stainless steel rod protuding beyond the fender for each of the 8 rods holding the 2 fenders. What is the best and...
09-15-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By jprestley@comca

Here's a good detailed bar-wrapping tutorial with...

Here's a good detailed bar-wrapping tutorial with pix:

http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/search/label/handlebar%20tape

And some more (about halfway down the page:
...
06-09-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By jprestley@comca

short-cage or medium-cage

I'm doing a build using new 10-speed Ultegra with a Shimano compact crank and a 12-27 cassette. I know Shimano says to use a short-cage rear der for double cranks, but wondering if the medium-cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jprestley@comca

You might try a 63cm bike from Trek or...

You might try a 63cm bike from Trek or Cannondale, as they are the only 2 mass-market names that make frames in this size, and there will usually be a few 63s kicking around in a LBS to try out. ...
05-31-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By jprestley@comca

Cannondale Integrated Headset

I need a new integrated headset for a CAAD8 frame with a Slice carbon fork with an alloy steer tube. What type of FSA/Cane Creek headset will fit this? The C-Dale tech docs say "Alloy Steerer tubes...
05-10-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,943
Posted By jprestley@comca

Extra Long Nipples

Now that I've got your attention - I'm making some wheels with Ambrosio FCS 28 deep-V rims. It seems like I need to use the longer 16mm nipples (rather than the usual 12mm) to get them to protrude...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By jprestley@comca

Red Leather Saddle?

Purely asthetic question but here goes - My red Fizik Arione saddle has quite of bit of orange in the red shade and even a tinge of pink in some light. I would like it to match better with the nice...
10-17-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By jprestley@comca

gears - shifters seem fine and the...

gears - shifters seem fine and the cables/housings are new.
10-17-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By jprestley@comca

Balky Ultegra triple

I'm trying to combine a 2003-vintage Ultegra Octalink 52-42-30 crank with an Ultegra triple front der (FD-6503 probably 2005-ish) with DA 3x9 shifters - all used stuff. Shifting works OK, but is...
09-26-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,619
Posted By jprestley@comca

There is NO money to be saved in building your...

There is NO money to be saved in building your own wheels; you can generally get pre-builts cheaper if you shop around. Rolling your own, however, is great for the 1) pure zen and satisfaction of...
09-25-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By jprestley@comca

Ti spacers & stem

I am working on building up an old Merlin frame in an old-school all-Ti kind of way, and I want to use Ti headset spacers and a Ti stem that sort of match the brushed Ti finish of the Merlin. Seven...
08-16-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By jprestley@comca

Yes - identical DT Swiss 2.0mm straight spokes on...

Yes - identical DT Swiss 2.0mm straight spokes on both sets, same lacing, same everything...
08-16-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By jprestley@comca

Spoke tension mystery...

So I built a set of wheels (Open Pro/Ultegra, 32-spoke, 3x, 2.0mm straight spokes, brass nips) by copying an identical set from a good builder that I've ridden for 2 years that have been rock solid. ...
08-06-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By jprestley@comca

Spoke Calculators for bladed spokes

When calculating spoke lengths with one of the web-based calculators, do you need to make length adjustments when using bladed spokes? The calculators add length based on the number of crosses in...
06-20-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,985
Posted By jprestley@comca

Merlin vs. Litespeed vs. Moots

I am soliciting opinions on the basic build quality of the major Ti frame builders. I am not interested in design elements, components, etc. just quality and workmanship on the frames and only on...
06-11-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By jprestley@comca

Sticky Ultegra Shifter

My right side 2005 Ultegra 9-speed shifter has a sticky inner black lever (the one that downshifts to smaller cogs). This started happening after about 1000 miles of light use in fairly normal...
06-11-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By jprestley@comca

Merlin Question

This doesn't exactly qualify as Classic/Vintage, but does anyone have a source for the frame geometry specs on a 1998 56cm Merlin Titanium Road frame? Considering a long-distance purchase with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,925
Posted By jprestley@comca

C-Dale's Carbon Synapse line is also mfg'd in...

C-Dale's Carbon Synapse line is also mfg'd in china, I believe...
03-14-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,057
Posted By jprestley@comca

seven is heaven, eight is great, nine is fine and...

seven is heaven, eight is great, nine is fine and ten is getting stupid. It's all just a ploy to make dumb freds spend more money on new Shimano toys. How many club riders really need those extra...
03-02-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By jprestley@comca

And the correct 3-prong tool would be...? Bottom...

And the correct 3-prong tool would be...? Bottom Bracket 3-prong lockring tools are too big.
03-02-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By jprestley@comca

Headset removal

I'm trying to remove a threaded headset from an 25-year-old Shogun 600. There is a round three-notch 1-inch-diameter lockring that is well and truly frozen. Any thoughts on removing this thing?
02-16-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By jprestley@comca

Sakae cranks

I need to remove a mid-80's Sakae crank off an old Shogun 600. The crank bolts have a large horizontal slots with 3mm diamond-shaped holes in the middle of the slots. Since my meager wrenching...
02-03-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By jprestley@comca

Ultegra 9-speed shifters

I'm looking for some used Ultegra 9-speed shifters on eBay that are
triple ring compatible. What is the difference between the ST6500 and
ST6510 sets? The tech info on the 9-speed stuff is no...
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