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Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,215
Posted By zacster

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?

Boneheads on Lon Gisland? Who'da thunk it?
09-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,010
Posted By zacster

I was looking at the BD website and came to two...

I was looking at the BD website and came to two conclusions. First, their website still sucks. It is still the same basic layout it always was. Second, the components on the bikes are the same...
09-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By zacster

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain,...

While it is easy to say "just replace the chain, they're cheap enough" a lot of these rusty chains probably don't have anywhere near the usage that us forum members have on ours. Remember that a...
09-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By zacster

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross...

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross chaining, not because it can't do it. In fact I've found myself in the combo a few times already without realizing it. I've been in the habit of going to...
09-20-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,286
Posted By zacster

6 pounds of USDA prime shell steaks and 2 bottles...

6 pounds of USDA prime shell steaks and 2 bottles of Italian DOCG wine. Not odd but certainly tasty. Just yesterday as a matter of fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,642
Posted By zacster

And wouldn't you know it, these shoes got lost in...

And wouldn't you know it, these shoes got lost in shipping. They went to UPS but UPS never scanned them in. This was the only pair on the net I could find in my size. Jenson is working on it from...
09-11-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By zacster

I was a total failure in school because my FTP...

I was a total failure in school because my FTP couldn't break 200.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,907
Posted By zacster

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most...

My 10 mile commute would take 1 hour on most days. If I hit the lights I might be able to do it in 55 minutes, but never any faster. And not for not trying. I could certainly ride faster than the...
09-10-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By zacster

I've gone out 3 nights now on the bike. This is...

I've gone out 3 nights now on the bike. This is one of my regular biking destinations but on this night we did not bike:

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09-07-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By zacster

700x25 tires from 35 years ago are probably a lot...

700x25 tires from 35 years ago are probably a lot different than what we have now. It really just comes down to what will fit. My bike barely fits 700x25 Conti 5000 in the rear but has plenty of...
09-06-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By zacster

I did my first night ride in over a year

and everything still works as it has for all the years prior. It felt great too. I retired August 2019 and have had no good reason to ride at night anymore, but while I was working I was all set up...
09-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25,528
Views: 2,525,786
Posted By zacster

Well, this is NYC and the drivers aren't always...

Well, this is NYC and the drivers aren't always courteous. But the sections that were on the street were in areas with lots of cyclists so there is some safety in numbers. Everybody is pretty aware...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,642
Posted By zacster

This is the problem though. I'm using Assioma...

This is the problem though. I'm using Assioma Power meter pedals, which are only Keo compatible. If they were regular pedals I'd consider switching. I tried SPD on my commuter bike at one point but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,642
Posted By zacster

I need to revisit this. I did a long ride...

I need to revisit this. I did a long ride yesterday, 50 miles but slower than I'd normally do it as I was with my daughter and she's not a serious rider (but did the 50 with no complaints.) Anyway,...
08-31-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25,528
Views: 2,525,786
Posted By zacster

I did the 50 mile Tour de Brooklyn with my...

I did the 50 mile Tour de Brooklyn with my daughter today. She saw the map up on my computer screen about a month ago and said she wanted to do that and I had just partially rebuilt my wife's old...
08-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By zacster

The "Park Tool Guy" is my go-to for all of my...

The "Park Tool Guy" is my go-to for all of my repairs when I need to see it done right. I always recommend the rear derailleur adjustment video from them when people start having problems.
08-23-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By zacster

I'd just look for another 11sp shifter. By the...

I'd just look for another 11sp shifter. By the time you are done you'll have spent as much money to down-convert to 9sp, and then you won't be as happy with it. On top of that, parts availability...
08-14-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By zacster

Park Tool Derailleur Adjustment...

Park Tool Derailleur Adjustment (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment)

I use the above method. I didn't read through all the responses here but I know this one...
08-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,214
Posted By zacster

The other thing you could do is replace the rim...

The other thing you could do is replace the rim with an off-center one, but you seem convinced that you could make what you have work so give it a try. I do a lot of things that aren't supposed to...
08-14-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,214
Posted By zacster

Every wheel is different and this sounds like a...

Every wheel is different and this sounds like a custom job so all bets are off. If you have 10mm of extra spacers then you have plenty to space to play with, but I don't see how you'd have that...
08-12-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,214
Posted By zacster

Yea, my Cannondale with the 128 spacing is a...

Yea, my Cannondale with the 128 spacing is a little tougher than my steel bikes with the 126 spacing to get a 130 wheel in. Aluminum is stiff, steel is springy.
08-10-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By zacster

NO, I don't agree. I ride my Campy drivetrain in...

NO, I don't agree. I ride my Campy drivetrain in big/big all the time and it is not noisy. It is 50/26. If it wears it down more I haven't noticed, but I'm not one to freak out if my chain/cassette...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By zacster

At first the park was packed during the first...

At first the park was packed during the first weeks of the pandemic but that has settled down. It is still more crowded than it was during the week in the fall, but not so crowded that it should...
08-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By zacster

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't...

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't spend any money on a special cement. I'd try the inner tube idea but I'd also be prepared to fork over another $25. Another idea would be to use...
08-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By zacster

I found the old style toe clips best for in city...

I found the old style toe clips best for in city riding. I would leave them loose enough that I could get out easily but tight enough that they provided at least some upstroke value. They let you...
08-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,668
Posted By zacster

I went to that game on a whim, and bought a...

I went to that game on a whim, and bought a single ticket at the box office right before the game, 6th row behind the 1st base dugout and they charged me $20 I think. That pic was taken from there....
08-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,358
Posted By zacster

If the OP is to be believed, the chain was an 8sp...

If the OP is to be believed, the chain was an 8sp on an 8sp bike, but then replaced with a 9sp chain and the problem didn't go away. So if it were a chain routing issue, one or the other chain would...
08-04-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,668
Posted By zacster

Mine is neither Signature nor Impulse and was...

Mine is neither Signature nor Impulse and was built before Bill Davidson opened up the shop in Elliot Bay. It was custom built for me and the story is he painted it himself as his painter was out on...
08-04-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,668
Posted By zacster

Nice! I have my own Davidson, but in a more...

Nice! I have my own Davidson, but in a more standard size. My paint is a metallic slate color, not quite black.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3251/3116719509_8a50a56607_k.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By zacster

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true...

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true bargain. You won't be satisfied with either of those over what you already have. I myself ride a 2005 Kuota cf bike with Chorus 10. When I rode a bike...
07-28-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By zacster

And I managed to find one when I was looking, and...

And I managed to find one when I was looking, and a compact one at that. They are very rare as I came to find out.



I once watched a video on applying spacers so that the wavy washer wasn't...
07-25-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By zacster

I use a piece of pipe to fit over my 15mm open...

I use a piece of pipe to fit over my 15mm open end wrench to get more leverage and I've never had a problem with that working. For my pedals without flats I use an 8mm bit on a long breaker bar...
07-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By zacster

Another long time standard, quick release,...

Another long time standard, quick release, replaced with a chaotic non-standard. With QR you could take any front mech and swap it with any other, same in the back. a 126 qr would still work with...
07-23-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,662
Posted By zacster

Like I said, the latest Centaur are really nice! ...

Like I said, the latest Centaur are really nice! I wouldn't think of changing the stock pads. When they wear out I would either use Koolstop Salmon or the SwissStop blue. That's not likely to...
07-22-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By zacster

And we stopped using threaded BBs for what reason?

And we stopped using threaded BBs for what reason?
07-20-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By zacster

I'm assuming a 5200 has a road double and an...

I'm assuming a 5200 has a road double and an Ultegra 6600 SS rear derailleur. If that is the case, the answer is no based on the documentation where you are already at the max of 29 capacity...
07-19-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,168
Posted By zacster

You must be French or Italian! I traveled Europe...

You must be French or Italian! I traveled Europe and the standard meal was jambon/fromage, or alternatively fromage/jambon.
07-16-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By zacster

Quite honestly, I don't get why you'd want two...

Quite honestly, I don't get why you'd want two identical bikes. To me the whole point of N+1 is that you get a different ride with each of them. I have carbon, I have steel, I have aluminum, I have...
07-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By zacster

You should definitely go in. The store if full of...

You should definitely go in. The store if full of eye candy and they don't mind if you are just looking. Just don't try to talk bike to them unless they come to you first. I brought in my Davidson...
07-15-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By zacster

The guy in the video at R&A sold me my bike 15...

The guy in the video at R&A sold me my bike 15 years ago. I had to replace the frame after I crashed it hard, but all the components came over, including the wheels which were surprisingly...
07-15-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By zacster

I just looked around and you can still get 10sp. ...

I just looked around and you can still get 10sp. Not every shop has every version, but that was never the case anyway. It is mostly Veloce and Centaur but Chorus and Record are also available for a...
07-13-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 756
Posted By zacster

Colnago, DeRosa, Pinarello. Italian names even...

Colnago, DeRosa, Pinarello. Italian names even if manufactured in Taiwan. There are tons of choices. If you can find a NOS frame even better as the price will be cheaper. But decide in advance if...
07-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By zacster

Hmmm, maybe I should just look for another 13-26....

Hmmm, maybe I should just look for another 13-26. I'm 65 and it could be the last cassette I'll need. For that matter I won't care if my chain and cassette get more worn out than optimal, it isn't...
07-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By zacster

Here’s the thing about having multiple bikes that...

Here’s the thing about having multiple bikes that all get ridden, none of them get ridden a lot. Even with just my commuter bike and road bike I found that lube lasted a really long time on the chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19,636
Views: 4,182,537
Posted By zacster

New Centaur calipers, Tektro R341 levers, Tektro...

New Centaur calipers, Tektro R341 levers, Tektro R720 cross levers, Jagwire cables/housing and bar tape. Everything else is original, except maybe the saddle.

...
07-09-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25,528
Views: 2,525,786
Posted By zacster

3 laps of Prospect Park on my newly restored...

3 laps of Prospect Park on my newly restored Cannondale Criterium from the 80s. The restoration consisted of repacking the front hub, washing it down thoroughly including the chain, lubing the chain...
07-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By zacster

Blowing out tires with a compressor gets even...

Blowing out tires with a compressor gets even older quick. Good floor pumps aren't much work.
07-07-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By zacster

Between living in NYC where you can get anything...

Between living in NYC where you can get anything you want, and being able to order on the internet, there just isn't much of a need to keep spares. Tubes, patches, grease I'm always using, but...
07-07-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By zacster

I have a 50/34 and a 13-26 and it is all I need...

I have a 50/34 and a 13-26 and it is all I need for where I ride. I almost never go on the small ring and don't have any qualms about cross chaining to the 50/26 combo when I go up the small hills...
07-05-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By zacster

In my "bike shop" the only consumables are lube,...

In my "bike shop" the only consumables are lube, grease, patches and cement. I buy everything else as needed. I can go through a bunch of tubes in a short time, and then have the last one bought sit...
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