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09-24-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Bluechip

I think she would be happy with the change to...

I think she would be happy with the change to flat or sweptback bars but it's not a simple swapping out of handlebars and levers. I don't think Shimano road and mountain shifters are compatible with...
09-23-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Bluechip

My CAAD9 is currently running Farsports 58x28...

My CAAD9 is currently running Farsports 58x28 rims with Conti GP4 25mm measuring at just under 30mm. No clearance issues with this setup at all.
09-23-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Bluechip

For the CAAD9 there was either the BB30 or a...

For the CAAD9 there was either the BB30 or a standard threaded bb. Mine has the standard bb and is still doing fine. I am running Force 10sp and it's still a great bike.
09-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Bluechip

The way Cannondale describes it is that there is...

The way Cannondale describes it is that there is no difference in ride qualities. They are designed to ride the same in all respects. The only difference is weight. I have never ridden hi-mod and...
09-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bluechip

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Just some scrap lumber I had around. Each one was slightly different. I planned...
08-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,739
Posted By Bluechip

I'm just a little frustrated at the broken glass...

I'm just a little frustrated at the broken glass that has been on the road lately. I ride from home but at a point I end up out in the country in an area that is frequented by a large cycling...
08-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,179
Posted By Bluechip

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides...

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides a very small framed bike and has to use side loaders and a small bottle on the seat tube. If you don't go for the flip flop then be careful as to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,731
Posted By Bluechip

I've had many bikes over the years and most have...

I've had many bikes over the years and most have had Shimano components. But I've always sought out the other guys stuff. I really wanted Suntour Superbe when I first started out and finally got it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By Bluechip

I went from a mid level Sidi to an upper level...

I went from a mid level Sidi to an upper level Lake and have been very happy with the change. Try on a few from each brand to see which fits better for you. If you can't find a local shop that has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Bluechip

Don't forget that rim width affects the final...

Don't forget that rim width affects the final tire width too. On my wide carbon rims a GP4000 in 25mm measures out to 29mm while on my wifes narrow carbon rims they only measure 25mm. It will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,708,449
Posted By Bluechip

The CAAD13 and new SSEvo geometry are almost...

The CAAD13 and new SSEvo geometry are almost identical. Any differences you felt could have been seat setup or stem spacers. The charts I've seen only show a mm difference here or there. I test...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Bluechip

I have 3 bikes that have friction shifters and I...

I have 3 bikes that have friction shifters and I am running 10sp in the back. No problem at all for my setups. One has 105 down tube shifters in friction mode. One has old Suntour Sprint dt...
06-20-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By Bluechip

Check with the recumbent forum. It's pretty...

Check with the recumbent forum. It's pretty common for short cranks over there.

Short Bicycle Cranks (http://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/index.html)
05-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bluechip

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Six bikes fit without taking up too much wall space.
03-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Bluechip

If it's in really good shape then $500 or so...

If it's in really good shape then $500 or so seems fair. If it matters to you some of the CAAD9's had standard bottom brackets while others had BB30. That one is either a standard bb or a BB30 with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,661
Posted By Bluechip

It was $788 when I ordered. But the order was...

It was $788 when I ordered. But the order was just canceled due to technical issues. Right!! $1169 is still good but not good enough just yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,805,661
Posted By Bluechip

Just ordered Sram Etap 11 from Amazon for less...

Just ordered Sram Etap 11 from Amazon for less than $800. Hope it's for real and not a bag of rocks.
...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,435
Posted By Bluechip

So I guess you weren't able to ride one. Some...

So I guess you weren't able to ride one. Some can't. I mounted one and was able to take off on the first try. OK, second try actually. A little too much wobble on the first pedal stroke. I can't...
09-23-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,856
Posted By Bluechip

I have seen other Tesla's (Model S's with the all...

I have seen other Tesla's (Model S's with the all glass roof) use a SeaSucker with good results so I asked them about using one on our Model S with an aluminum roof and was told it was fine. Tesla...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bluechip

I love my G3 Powertap hub. I got when the price...

I love my G3 Powertap hub. I got when the price dropped from a ridiculous $800 to a reasonable -$400. I built it up with a Farsports carbon rim and got nice setup for a total of less than $650. I...
09-19-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bluechip

This last Sunday I had a low effort ride with my...

This last Sunday I had a low effort ride with my wife. We averaged 13mph for 40 miles that took just over 3 hours to complete. I averaged 70 watts for the entire ride. Calorie wise I burned just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,697
Posted By Bluechip

That's the only thing that works for us. If I...

That's the only thing that works for us. If I ride in front I will invariably just ride off a faster pace. I have to stay behind her. The only exception is when it's extremely windy then I will...
08-29-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By Bluechip

Speedplay Zero's on all of my road bikes. SPD's...

Speedplay Zero's on all of my road bikes. SPD's on mtn bikes.
08-24-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,433
Posted By Bluechip

A brushed titanium finish goes a long way to keep...

A brushed titanium finish goes a long way to keep things looking good. A scotch bright pad takes care of most blemishes easily. On another bike I was replacing a broken shifter with shiny new one. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bluechip

I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend...

I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend the kind of money that this will take but it does look fun (for an indoor ride). And I do enjoy Zwift from time to time. It's Climb x10. ...
06-06-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,627
Posted By Bluechip

5'10" and 56cm for road bikes for the most part....

5'10" and 56cm for road bikes for the most part. I was looking at a used Ridley Noah with a seat mast. The owner was one inch taller than me but had the seat mast cut almost two inches too short for...
06-06-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By Bluechip

I've been riding since the early 80's and my bars...

I've been riding since the early 80's and my bars have always been around 42cm ctc. It could be that I've built up most of my bikes from frames and that is just what I prefer. The shapes have gotten...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 651,192
Posted By Bluechip

Powertap G3 hubs are only $399 on Amazon right...

Powertap G3 hubs are only $399 on Amazon right now. I've had one in my cart for a while and in the last 3 months I've been watching the price slowly drop all the way down from $600. I couldn't pass...
02-20-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bluechip

I love my Salsa Woodchippers but they have a ton...

I love my Salsa Woodchippers but they have a ton of flare, probably too much for a dedicated road bike. The Salsa Cowchippers are in-between Woodchippers and regular road bars and would probably be...
02-16-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Bluechip

Also check the derailleur hanger. I believe these...

Also check the derailleur hanger. I believe these were not replaceable at that time. Once it goes it becomes a fixed gear bike. I lost my first Cannondale because of this back in '85. The crash...
02-15-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,031
Posted By Bluechip

2.8 is newer than 3.0. It referred to the weight...

2.8 is newer than 3.0. It referred to the weight of the 56cm frame. These are pre CAAD.
02-15-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,031
Posted By Bluechip

Nice! Those fat tubes look really nice on a...

Nice! Those fat tubes look really nice on a frame that size. I've got a 3.0 Criterium (vs Road) that is still one of my favorite bikes. Im not sure if they made two versions of the 2.8 too but if...
02-13-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Bluechip

Can't you just use shorter valve extenders?

Can't you just use shorter valve extenders?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bluechip

Could the adjustments just come loose a bit. I...

Could the adjustments just come loose a bit. I have a dedicated bike for mine so I don't ever remove it from the Snap. I've never noticed any looseness after more than a year.
02-09-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bluechip

I've had great luck selling on Facebook lately. ...

I've had great luck selling on Facebook lately. Just list it on any local neighborhood groups or cycling/tri groups that allow classified ads. It's even easier than craigslist and you can do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,708,449
Posted By Bluechip

http://i66.tinypic.com/2i1mcgm.jpg Top to...

http://i66.tinypic.com/2i1mcgm.jpg

Top to bottom.
3.0
CAAD4
CAAD9
Forum: Recumbent
02-04-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bluechip

Yes, direct drive trainer are expensive but the...

Yes, direct drive trainer are expensive but the experience combined with Zwift make it worth it. I leave a dedicated bike on the trainer and sometimes will even ride it vs going outside in good...
02-01-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,479
Posted By Bluechip

I took my Trek 5900 frame in to have a new lower...

I took my Trek 5900 frame in to have a new lower headset race installed. When I got it back they gave me a new fork and headset too. The shop received the frame back from Trek and I picked it up. ...
01-27-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By Bluechip

Sorry- this was a two year old thread. I was...

Sorry- this was a two year old thread. I was searching on RB2 and saw the bike I just bought.
01-27-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By Bluechip

Just picked up this same bike yesterday for $170....

Just picked up this same bike yesterday for $170. The only thing not original is the seat and crankset. Surprising info about the 89 RB2 having the same frame as the RB1. I am thinking about...
01-25-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,240
Posted By Bluechip

When I first got into cycling in the early 80's...

When I first got into cycling in the early 80's my choice was SunTour. Beautiful cranks and brake calipers and everything else just worked. Once they went kaput and shift/brake levers were a thing...
01-24-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By Bluechip

Your options are to swap the wheels around and...

Your options are to swap the wheels around and test if you feel confident in doing that. If not take the new bike to the shop you bought it and ask them to check it out. They could do the swapping...
01-01-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,612
Posted By Bluechip

The Tesla autopilot is not meant for roads a...

The Tesla autopilot is not meant for roads a cyclist would be riding on. It is meant for highway use only at the moment but it can be engaged on many roads. It is technically in beta and your hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Bluechip

My wife is just under 5' and yes it's tough to...

My wife is just under 5' and yes it's tough to find bikes that fit. The bikes she has liked in the past have been a 43cm Trek 2200 WSD with 650 wheels and her current bike, a 2012 44cm Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,723
Posted By Bluechip

Lots of variances between fits. I'm just under...

Lots of variances between fits. I'm just under 5'11" with a 32" inseam and have always ridden 56cm Cannondales and most other road bikes too, usually with a 110mm stem. If I were you, I would give...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bluechip

I was thinking about almost the same thing. ...

I was thinking about almost the same thing. Billet parts with a main frame out of 80/20 extrusions.
08-26-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Bluechip

I can't see your pic but I would bet that you...

I can't see your pic but I would bet that you routed the chain over the metal guide tab between the jockey wheels instead of under it. To fix you would need to break the chain again and route it...
08-21-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bluechip

I first saw something like it on Pinterest, but...

I first saw something like it on Pinterest, but the bike rested on the slat and held on with a bungee cord on the top tube. So I came up with the pedal attatchment idea. Now if you look you can...
08-21-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bluechip

Yes, the only thing holding the bike to the wall...

Yes, the only thing holding the bike to the wall is the pedal. The long board just keeps it level.
08-21-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bluechip

This is how I hang 6 bikes in the space I use to...

This is how I hang 6 bikes in the space I use to put 4 bikes. You could leave off the lower level.
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