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02-05-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,292
Posted By Jed19

No, you don't need a torque wrench on cassette...

No, you don't need a torque wrench on cassette lock rings provided you are not ham fisted. I'll share a story. I once ruined a Shimano Dura-Ace hub by stripping the lock ring while replacing the...
02-05-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jed19

A true mensch! I first learnt about him when an...

A true mensch! I first learnt about him when an old mechanic suggested his website as a reference to me. Then I wrote him a couple of times about certain specific cycling issues, and to my surprise,...
01-20-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,321
Posted By Jed19

Those Gedore cone wrenches sure looks nice....

Those Gedore cone wrenches sure looks nice. Probably a little bit over-engineered or bullet-proof engineered, like most tools/products from Germany. I wonder if we can get them here in the US. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,776
Posted By Jed19

I have owned and rode various iterations of the...

I have owned and rode various iterations of the Cannondale CAAD frames. I was a heavy guy at 210-215Ibs, but while the rides were stiff and I somewhat liked stiff frames, I just could not bear the...
01-09-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By Jed19

I agree. When I first read it, I stopped...

I agree. When I first read it, I stopped everything else I was doing to finish it. Since then, I must have read it about six times.
01-07-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,110
Posted By Jed19

Look up Andy Hampsten's rendezvous with history...

Look up Andy Hampsten's rendezvous with history on the Gavia in 1988 on his way to winning the Giro. What stirring and toughness is all about.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,660
Posted By Jed19

It is just not solely about his height. How that...

It is just not solely about his height. How that height is distributed between his torso and legs is key.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,660
Posted By Jed19

I am exactly 5' 10", so similar to your height....

I am exactly 5' 10", so similar to your height. Also, my legs are proportionally longer than my torso. My cycling inseam is exactly 34". I have had quite some experience owning Cannondale road and...
01-04-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jed19

I am intrigued by this 5:2 or 6:1 way of eating....

I am intrigued by this 5:2 or 6:1 way of eating. I can easily restrict myself to 600calories for one day of the week. easily can be done on a non-gym day. Tell me more, or provide some links. I once...
12-26-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jed19

Weight maintenance advice, please.

I was 215Ibs at the beginning of the year. I was not fat, but did have most of the weight around my gut. I made a resolution to get back to what I weighed when I graduated from college in 1984, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,134
Posted By Jed19

Yep, like so many others, I tried to clean debris...

Yep, like so many others, I tried to clean debris off my rear wheel after riding through some broken glass on PCH in Sunset Beach in SoCal. It did not go well, as my hand hit the seat stay and I ate...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,425
Posted By Jed19

Very true in my opinion too. To some, aesthetics...

Very true in my opinion too. To some, aesthetics and nostalgia trumps performance. To each his own. That Arabesque frame is beautiful though, as art form.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,625
Posted By Jed19

while I agree with you that most of Harbor...

while I agree with you that most of Harbor Freight's tool offerings are kinda hit or miss, their torque wrenches are reliable. Some technician who work extensively with torque wrenches (I think this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,625
Posted By Jed19

OP, a lot of people will tell you that you don't...

OP, a lot of people will tell you that you don't need torque wrenches. I have ruined a couple of seat post clamps on carbon bicycles trying to torque by feel. Thank god, the design results in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Jed19

[QUOTE=Psimet2001;18356023]7800 is IMHO one of...

[QUOTE=Psimet2001;18356023]7800 is IMHO one of the best groups ever manufactured. If you asked me what the best 10 speed group is I would pick 7800 time and time again./QUOTE]

Truer words have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,699
Posted By Jed19

Good you replaced the helmet. And to those who...

Good you replaced the helmet. And to those who opt not to wear helmets, my last crash was on my mountain bike turned "beach cruiser" some few years ago on a July 04 slow cruise on a beach trail,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,982
Posted By Jed19

Not true! Here is a cross-section...

Not true!

Here is a cross-section...
11-29-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,534
Posted By Jed19

Actually the OP has discovered the Observer...

Actually the OP has discovered the Observer Effect. In Physics, this is the effect that says subsequent measurements can't be accurate, as the system is affected/thrown out of static equilibrium by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,982
Posted By Jed19

How about that? An old idea back again in the...

How about that? An old idea back again in the mix. I have had a Shimano C50 Clinchers with an aluminum braking surface for a while now. And of the eight pairs of wheel sets that I have on hand, still...
07-16-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,375
Posted By Jed19

Good job. The problem with certain adhesives is...

Good job. The problem with certain adhesives is that they react adversely with the material. I once tried to fix a delaminated (plastic separating from the shell) cycling helmet with contact cement,...
07-16-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 65,905
Posted By Jed19

It is a pipe dream to think any one of the GC...

It is a pipe dream to think any one of the GC contenders can defeat Froome at this point. Unless something drastic happens to Froome (crash, withdrawal etc), I don't see any of his GC rivals...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Jed19

TREK! Never had a warranty claim on a frame,...

TREK!

Never had a warranty claim on a frame, but a guy I know had Trek replace his frame three times after owning his original frame for a long time. And each subsequent replacement frame was an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,520
Posted By Jed19

Nice looking is different from rides great. Just...

Nice looking is different from rides great. Just saying. I have ridden some expensive bikes that rode terribly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jed19

^Just trying to be a smart aleck. He's writing...

^Just trying to be a smart aleck. He's writing about the spelling of witness.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Jed19

I once test-rode a Kurve Chameleon for a weekend...

I once test-rode a Kurve Chameleon for a weekend and was really impressed with it comfort-wise. I was ready to pull the trigger, but when I researched it, I found people who suffered cracked shells,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jed19

No, you don't accept a screw-up on a $4500...

No, you don't accept a screw-up on a $4500 purchase. Totally ridiculous to even contemplate it. Also as pointed out by TrojanHorse, the geometry is bound to be a little different.
07-15-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jed19

Yep. I run seven wheelsets with cassettes that...

Yep. I run seven wheelsets with cassettes that are (12-25)t and (12-28)t. I adjusted my B-screw using a (12-28)t cassette for the 28 cog to be as close as possible to the pulley without it touching...
07-14-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jed19

I also wish Basso the best of luck. Steroids are...

I also wish Basso the best of luck. Steroids are really some powerful stuff. I was watching a Charlie Rose show on PBS some days ago (this one's topic was gender identification/sex change and he had...
07-13-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,926
Posted By Jed19

I know a master mechanic whom I respect very much...

I know a master mechanic whom I respect very much that tosses his chains at 2000 miles without fail. He is of the opinion that chains are disposable and cheap. I don't do that. I use a Park Tool...
07-12-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

Sure, the team was set up for Wiggins to be the...

Sure, the team was set up for Wiggins to be the leader, but it was shameful that the Tour's champ had to be a wheelsucker .

Another thing that really got to me was the chutzpah Wiggins displayed...
07-11-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

Then, why was Froome held back for Wiggins on...

Then, why was Froome held back for Wiggins on about three different stages? I remember feeling horrible that the winner of a prestigious race like the Tour was gonna be a "wheel sucker."
07-11-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

And Sky would still have won that Tour with...

And Sky would still have won that Tour with Froome. He lost to Wiggins by 3' 21", which was much more than the time Froome spent waiting for him or towing him up. We all could see the frustration and...
07-11-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

True, but when you fudge to put together a team,...

True, but when you fudge to put together a team, then it is obvious for all to see. Brailsford's goal at all cost was to have the first englishman to win the Tour.The only problem was that he had to...
07-11-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

He has an unusual form, with his elbows sticking...

He has an unusual form, with his elbows sticking out amongst other ungainly forms.
07-11-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

Go watch videos of the 2012 Tour again, you'll...

Go watch videos of the 2012 Tour again, you'll agree with me that Froome was a better GC rider than Wiggins, and that Wiggins would have cracked had Froome not waited and towed him up on critical...
07-10-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jed19

Yep, Wiggo should have been riding for Froome on...

Yep, Wiggo should have been riding for Froome on that 2012 Tour, as Froome was the better GC rider. Wiggo would not have won that TdF without Froome waiting and towing him up the mountains on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,212
Posted By Jed19

Is that Specialized for real, or a scam of some...

Is that Specialized for real, or a scam of some kind?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,296
Posted By Jed19

I do have and ride the C50s. I like them very...

I do have and ride the C50s. I like them very much. One thing to take into consideration though is that the Shimano C24 and C35 are really more aluminum wheels with carbon fairings, while the C50 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jed19

Not necessarily true. He is remarkably consistent...

Not necessarily true. He is remarkably consistent in that he always seems to be well-positioned to give himself an opportunity to win, place or show. He is always in the thick of things, and I wonder...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jed19

Beautiful bike. Very clean lines.

Beautiful bike.

Very clean lines.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jed19

And only 25! We often forget that.

And only 25! We often forget that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jed19

I think Cav started his sprint too early on...

I think Cav started his sprint too early on today's stage (maybe he panicked or got flustered after losing Renshaw's wheel). Watch where Greipel came from to take the stage. And Greipel also almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jed19

I am starting to wonder if Cavendish over-shared...

I am starting to wonder if Cavendish over-shared on his sprint approach:)

The Gorilla probably read the BBC piece and committed it to memory.
07-06-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jed19

My Ritchey 5Nm Multi-Torque Key without a doubt....

My Ritchey 5Nm Multi-Torque Key without a doubt. I had stripped cleat bolts on two shoes and destroyed a seatpost clamp on a carbon frame (I know, maybe a ham-fisted mechanic wannabe), and got tired...
07-02-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jed19

Wow! Shocked at the prices. What can I buy...

Wow! Shocked at the prices.

What can I buy that will work very well for $100 or close?
07-02-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,132
Posted By Jed19

Recommend a blender

I'll like to venture into the world of making liquid meals, shakes, fruit drinks etc.

Could somebody recommend a blender they are using that is not ultra expensive?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Jed19

That article by Peter White has been around a...

That article by Peter White has been around a long time. I always refer people to it whenever I reply to their fit questions.

It is a great resource.

Thank you Peter White.
07-01-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,572
Posted By Jed19

Well, here in Orange County, careless motorists...

Well, here in Orange County, careless motorists run the whole gamut. There are texting teenagers, drunks, distracted soccer moms, doped-up individuals etc. You get my drift. I have not seen the cops...
07-01-15, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Jed19

A funny thing happened at my local gym in Costa...

A funny thing happened at my local gym in Costa Mesa the other day. The security lady was always on her bike (clearly labeled security in really bold lettering), so I was surprised to see her without...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jed19

For $50 though, not a bad deal at all. There are...

For $50 though, not a bad deal at all. There are many uses for a nice jacket like that. I discovered my cycling jackets are also good for hiking in the mountains. I'll buy it for $50.
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