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12-01-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By tanguy frame

Yeah - my brakes are pretty good. If I have a...

Yeah - my brakes are pretty good. If I have a problem, I'll go to V brakes. I'm not concerned. Now my problem is sourcing 13 gauge spokes. I need 27.8 and 219.3 lengths. I was going to cut myself...
11-30-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By tanguy frame

I just bought a Hill Topper. I thought their...

I just bought a Hill Topper. I thought their prices for the front hub motor and the battery were better than Luna or other local options.
https://www.electric-bike-kit.com/hill-topper.aspx
Can't...
11-26-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By tanguy frame

or v brakes may work well enough for less work...

or v brakes may work well enough for less work and $$$. thanks for the suggestion!
11-26-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By tanguy frame

I got the highest power hill topper on a black...

I got the highest power hill topper on a black friday sale - couldn't resist the price point.
I'll build a wheel around the hub and give it a whirl - I still need to get a rack and paniers, looking...
11-25-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By tanguy frame

Bike Conversion - 1980's Spec Rockhopper

HI,

I'm a competent mechanic, and an avid road rider.

I want an electric assist bike that I can use to go to the tennis club with a fully loaded tennis bag, then stop at the grocery store on...
11-01-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By tanguy frame

Veloce plays with chorus. all campy 10 sp chains...

Veloce plays with chorus. all campy 10 sp chains work with all campy 10 sp drives systems. I use Veloce chains and Veloce or Centaur cassettes. I wait for chains to go on sale and buy 2 for around...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,294
Posted By tanguy frame

Silk Clements? awesome ride!

Silk Clements? awesome ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By tanguy frame

curious minds want to know - which family member?...

curious minds want to know - which family member? Sounds like a teenage daughter.
This would take very special care and handling. I'd step carefully.
You know the adage - pick your battles.
let...
10-03-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By tanguy frame

HI -Do you still need help with this? I know...

HI -Do you still need help with this? I know someone who spent his life in this industry.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-15, 12:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By tanguy frame

What I found out is that the clamping forces are...

What I found out is that the clamping forces are the potential issue. If you over torque, you can crush the post. It may make a low cracking sound.

Stems generally spec a 5Nm torque in order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,550
Posted By tanguy frame

Enjoy! Let us know how you like it (or not).

Enjoy! Let us know how you like it (or not).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By tanguy frame

Hmmm... I've never tho0ught about it that way. I...

Hmmm... I've never tho0ught about it that way. I wonder how that can be verified without catastrophic consequences of an experiemtnt gone wrong?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,550
Posted By tanguy frame

Wow - - this thread got long while I was reading!...

Wow - - this thread got long while I was reading!
I like fixe because there's no derraileur, so the chain doesn't make that s curve through the idler wheels. The increased efficiency blows me away....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By tanguy frame

If you attach a cantilever rack to your post you...

If you attach a cantilever rack to your post you probably should not be using a carbon post - it could asplode.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,999
Posted By tanguy frame

my first cycling sox were silk. They made me go...

my first cycling sox were silk. They made me go faster. I never wore them off the bike. I may still have one of them...
09-25-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By tanguy frame

be careful not to introduce any friction in your...

be careful not to introduce any friction in your routing. Proper shifting requires minimal friction.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,892
Posted By tanguy frame

don't you mean spoke tension and truth?

don't you mean spoke tension and truth?
09-19-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By tanguy frame

Ask your LBS if they can make this fork work. It...

Ask your LBS if they can make this fork work. It seems like it might meet the specs they requested.
and yes, you can cut off the excess length of the steerer tube if necessary.
09-19-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By tanguy frame

your bike shop will have replacement races...

your bike shop will have replacement races...
09-19-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By tanguy frame

so far we have soft pedaling, friction shifting,...

so far we have soft pedaling, friction shifting, moving the ff der out the same amount as the chainring spacer, upgrading to a modern (not obsolete) FF der, and learning technique to optimize the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By tanguy frame

um - ride with him if you want his friendship,...

um - ride with him if you want his friendship, otherwise, don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By tanguy frame

I use the ergonovas and I like them. They are...

I use the ergonovas and I like them. They are similar to the IGT Wing bar
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By tanguy frame

if you like the marin, get it. there's nothing...

if you like the marin, get it. there's nothing wrong with that bike. get what you like and ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,451
Posted By tanguy frame

i try not to unclip. if i do, its heel out. ...

i try not to unclip. if i do, its heel out.
used to have cleats hammered into the sole and the slot was locked onto the pedal with the toe clip strap.
Then you had to reach down, loosen the strap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,688
Posted By tanguy frame

test ride a wide variety of bikes and pick what...

test ride a wide variety of bikes and pick what you like in your size. no substitute for a test ride. see if you can tell the difference between a $2000 bike and a $4000 bike and a $1000 bike. make...
09-06-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By tanguy frame

ride on - replace failing parts as they fall off....

ride on - replace failing parts as they fall off. No need to spend preemptively.
Save your cash for your retirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,659
Posted By tanguy frame

If you're having trouble with vectors, you'll...

If you're having trouble with vectors, you'll never understand power measurements.
08-30-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,465
Posted By tanguy frame

I'll take a pass on the cat thanks! Don't you...

I'll take a pass on the cat thanks!
Don't you mean interwebs?
/end thread/
08-30-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,465
Posted By tanguy frame

getting a little passionate there are we???

getting a little passionate there are we???
08-30-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,533
Posted By tanguy frame

I have a hammer like that! Completely agree - a...

I have a hammer like that! Completely agree - a pleasure to use. I especially like the feel of the handle!
08-30-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,465
Posted By tanguy frame

Actually - I'm not passionate about this...

Actually - I'm not passionate about this discussion.

I have a question though. I've been using motor oil mixed with mineral spirits. I recently read on Sheldon Brown's site that motor oil has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,827
Posted By tanguy frame

I think you mean hamering! congrats!

I think you mean hamering!
congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By tanguy frame

This can be super dangerous on winding roads with...

This can be super dangerous on winding roads with any oncoming traffic. You can get obsessed about tracking your shadow, creep across the yellow line, and hit an oncoming truck that is blasting up...
08-04-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,187
Posted By tanguy frame

It is also possible that the width between the...

It is also possible that the width between the braking surfaces of the two rims you are experimenting with are different. A wider rim will need more caliper clearance...
08-04-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,187
Posted By tanguy frame

My first thought was that when you do a slow...

My first thought was that when you do a slow tight turn, your brake cable is affected due to cable routing and the caliper closes slightly. Slight out-of-true variations could explain the brake shoe...
08-03-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,187
Posted By tanguy frame

Under what circumstances does the wheel rub the...

Under what circumstances does the wheel rub the brakes?
08-02-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,187
Posted By tanguy frame

I read most but not all of this. My question to...

I read most but not all of this.
My question to the OP - Why are you asking? What are you trying to accomplish?
Is there a particular problem you need to solve?
08-02-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By tanguy frame

I did a similar project with a classic steel...

I did a similar project with a classic steel frame. I used Veloce 10 speed and have no regrets.
Keep in mind that all 10 speed campy chains and cassettes are interchangeable across groups. I use...
04-23-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By tanguy frame

New Chain; 19T Cog Skips, All Else Good

Hi,

Campy Veloce 10 speed system, 11-25 cassette, compact front (34-50), all campy parts.

Just replaced my chain after 2000 miles; stretch was >1% (0.1%?) as measured by calipers. Cassette and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By tanguy frame

There is a new sufferfest video "The Elements of...

There is a new sufferfest video "The Elements of Style": Making your Suffering look effortless. Six drills to improve form, posture and efficiency.

This is a 30 minute video with great tips on...
04-14-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By tanguy frame

Thanks RandomTroll! I have the same caliper...

Thanks RandomTroll!

I have the same caliper and I've been trying to figure out how to measure chain wear for ever!
I never could see any elongation of used chains using a steel rule. All my new...
11-06-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By tanguy frame

"... then shift the chainrings early in the shift...

"... then shift the chainrings early in the shift sequence (in some cases as the 1st shift) while your cadence is high and load is low. Then use the rear for the balance of the shift sequence. ..."
...
11-06-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By tanguy frame

The chain is clean and well lubed, and runs...

The chain is clean and well lubed, and runs smoothly over all links.
We were climbing steep monsters yesterday and I was shifting as needed to keep up with the group. Certainly I shifted under...
11-06-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By tanguy frame

According to your test, the ring is not causing...

According to your test, the ring is not causing chain suck.
Thank you!
11-06-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By tanguy frame

Campy 10 Speed Chainring Compatibility

Hi,

I run Campy Chorus UT 10 speed Compact cranks )and chainrings). The chainrings are worn. Will 11sp chainrings work interchangeably, or do I need to get specific 10 speed chainrings. How about...
10-20-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By tanguy frame

I discovered my creak came from my front wheel...

I discovered my creak came from my front wheel quick release. I cleaned and greased the dropouts and voila! no creak. Took forever to find that one!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,129
Posted By tanguy frame

to the point, I inspected my fork yesterday and I...

to the point, I inspected my fork yesterday and I found wear grooves behind the brake pads; presumably, grit sprayed off the pads effectively ground grooves into the fork blades.
I thought it was...
08-14-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By tanguy frame

also check front wheel quick release.

also check front wheel quick release.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By tanguy frame

If you have bad luck with flats, you coulld try...

If you have bad luck with flats, you coulld try hills...
08-08-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,072
Posted By tanguy frame

Frejus!!! I had one of those one time! My cousin...

Frejus!!! I had one of those one time! My cousin is riding it.
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