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Posted By mcyak

Not to get into a p'n match. I have a...

Not to get into a p'n match.
I have a stronglight compact double on my 1991 Paramount.
I ordered aftermarket stronglight chainrings (a 33t a 46t and a 48t) without the ramps and pins.
I've had...
10-16-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,241
Posted By mcyak

FWIW my origional post and subsequent on line...

FWIW my origional post and subsequent on line investigating provided me with some good knowledge I didn't have prior to and some less expensive alternatives should I wish to trade out the compact FSA...
10-16-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,241
Posted By mcyak

http://forums.competitor.com/topic.php?id=2439 is...

http://forums.competitor.com/topic.php?id=2439 is hopefully the link to the post/thread on Velo News which I ran across while googling for compact cranksets offering lower than 34t.
I run a 46/33...
10-16-10, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,335
Posted By mcyak

Unsure about the 6500 series but the 6600 ultegra...

Unsure about the 6500 series but the 6600 ultegra is-according to shimanos technical support devision-incompatable with the 6700 series cassette.
The good news-I suppose- is: either the 6600 or the...
10-13-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,241
Posted By mcyak

Suginos new compact double

The thread on Velo-news had me excited.
Finally!
A compact double with 110 bcd pattern and...
the capability to go down to a 30t chainring.
Ahh the fly in the ointment.
Suginos site shows their...
09-11-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,167
Posted By mcyak

Thought I'd share the info and advice I've...

Thought I'd share the info and advice I've recieved (from Shimano )
While the 6700 11-28 is a issue with the 6600 derailleur, the 6700 derailleur isn't with the 6600 shifters (the indexing remained...
09-02-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,167
Posted By mcyak

Siroccos post addresses my fear. The intent was...

Siroccos post addresses my fear.
The intent was to give the bike a bit more of a bail out gear riding the hill country in southwestern ny.
Pushing the gears (climbing) on an already 'tweaked to...
09-02-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,167
Posted By mcyak

A reputable local shop would be doing the set up....

A reputable local shop would be doing the set up.
My main concern covers the fact that shimano tweaked various items in their transition from the 6600 to the 6700 series (besides making items...
09-01-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,167
Posted By mcyak

Ultegra 6600 compatability with 6700 11-28 cassette

I've got the older (pre 6700)6600 series ultegra 10 speed setup.
I'd like to change over from the 11-25 6600 series 10 cog setup currently on to the newer
6700 series 11-28.
I asked several LBS...
07-07-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By mcyak

Replacing an FSA Team issue with Shimano 105

Fellow cyclist recently experienced one of FSAs classic disassemblys of its bottom bracket
(in fairness, FSA and BikesDirect both tell the owner to have a qualified mechanic set the bike up and in...
03-16-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By mcyak

Unhappy Sanyo Dyno Roller genreator died/Need help fixing or lead to a good/nos unit

Even Harris Cyclery no longer carrys the info on these.
Could really use a 'dyno roller' geek to walk me thru troubleshooting/disassembling these units.
It worked fine till this past month then...
03-07-10, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By mcyak

Possible cause for that unsolveable clicking sound while pedaling

Fellow cyclist had his new CF Madone in and out of the LBS a half dozen times with the same 'unique' problem.
He'd get a 'click..click..click' sound as he cycled.
The LBS went thru the...
03-06-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By mcyak

Thoughts on Sanyo Dynoroller malfunction

What I'm getting is a small fluctuating output from the unit.
The voltage flipflops .2v-0-.2v
Are these units rebuildable?
03-06-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,738
Posted By mcyak

Several folks I ride with installed the battery...

Several folks I ride with installed the battery in their seat bag with a small hole to run the wires out.
The battery mounts apparently don't last long.
The seat bag approach protects the battery...
03-06-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By mcyak

FSA Says: Phill Woods a great solution for megaexo BB drag

'bout a month ago I posted a question regarding the perceptable drag (to me anyway) of FSAs mega exo
exo bb and the suggestion about replacing the FSA bearings with Phill Woods as a solution....
03-01-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,394
Posted By mcyak

Depends on the shop (sadly) Not mentioning...

Depends on the shop (sadly)
Not mentioning names (of the local shops in my area) but the one top pro shop wants $50 to do the same adjustment I had a City shop do for $20.
(aliegnment of the...
02-28-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By mcyak

If you have a Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint...

If you have a Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint devision near you you can take the fork in and they'll match up either a rattle can or bottle of brush on paint perfectly to your oem color.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By mcyak

Will replacing the OEM FSA Megaexo bearings with Phil Wood reduce the drag.

In mentioning the noticible increase in drag felt with the FSA Team Issue megaexo BB vs the SH24 sealed bearing BB on my 91 Paramount, the mechanic at a LBS suggested changing out the bearings with...
02-16-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By mcyak

Beg to differ on the legs won't know the...

Beg to differ on the legs won't know the difference.
At 67 and doing rides of 40-100 miles I find there's a huge difference between the effort used up with the fsa and that on my 91 paramounts SH24...
02-16-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By mcyak

If you have one free wall in your new place , a...

If you have one free wall in your new place , a 2x4x whatever the ceiling height is+ two 1"x 6" square pieces and a $9.95 Y style hanger from Home Depot will afford you a free standing place to hang...
02-16-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,191
Posted By mcyak

If you're going to replace the FSA Megaexo (and...

If you're going to replace the FSA Megaexo (and according to the reviews I've read sence I got my Motobecane with the team issue megaexo-you won't be the first) you might want to look at a Phil Wood....
02-13-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By mcyak

Phil Wood Bearings for the FSA Megaexo BB?

The subject was broached duging a visit to my LBS yesterday.
The drag on the oem Team Issue FSA Megaexo all but negates the positive effects of the CF Frame and stibb bottom end.
Apparently this...
02-05-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By mcyak

Several years back I converted my 91 Paramount...

Several years back I converted my 91 Paramount PDG to a compact setup.
I used the SH24 english thread sealed bearing bb and got a Stronglight Compact Crankset thru XXCycles.
It had to come from...
01-08-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By mcyak

Regarding the issue of 2xl/3xl There seems to...

Regarding the issue of 2xl/3xl
There seems to be a mindset in cycling wear that all of us are Lance Armstrongs (or the feamle equivilant)
in body size.
I've clicked on sites advertising 3XL and...
01-08-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,778
Posted By mcyak

Probably already been suggested but .. Put the...

Probably already been suggested but ..
Put the bike on a mag trainer for a week.
Practice clicking in and twisting out
It's Like riding a bicycle.
Once you get the hang of it it's yours forever.
01-07-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By mcyak

Club Jersey outlets for the large cyclist

Once again the one club I belong to has broached the idea of new club jerseys.
The last two times they ordered they did so thru outlets where 44 was considered XXL
Nashbar,Performance andAerotech...
03-13-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,112
Posted By mcyak

Did Murray ever build an upscale roadbike

This is what happens when two dozen riders all over 50 start talking over a Tim Hortons coffee.
Supposedly Murray bicycles attempted to build a quality road bike (4130cro-mo tubing,Shimano 600...
Forum: Introductions
03-02-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By mcyak

undefined Ross Paragons and Redcay Signature...

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Ross Paragons and Redcay Signature bikes
The signature line began with Tom Kellog (of spectrum cycles)in 1978.When Tom left in 1983, Jim Redcay took over but apparently lasted less than 2...
02-21-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,249
Posted By mcyak

Tom Kellog initially began building the Siganture...

Tom Kellog initially began building the Siganture Bikes in Ross's Allentown Pa. Factory in 1978. His association with Ross lasted till august of 1983 when he left to form Merlin Bike works. Jim...
01-31-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 475,297
Posted By mcyak

Ok..I'm 63. Competitivly cycled thru the 60s and...

Ok..I'm 63. Competitivly cycled thru the 60s and into the late 70s.
Ran a bike shop in the 80s.
Wrenched for several teams in the 70s
Got back into cycling a decade ago after being off a bike for...
01-30-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By mcyak

Ishawata 024 decals

I'm restoring a Ross Paragon (built for Rossbicycles by Tom Kellogs team)circa 1982
Located all the decals needed save the Ishawata 024 Cro-Mo frame and fork decals..
Yeah, I could go with a...
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