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12-31-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By SEAtrain

Ok. Got it. It's apparent I didn't read...

Ok. Got it.

It's apparent I didn't read that top Jenson USA comment carefully enough. I think I added words which were not there.

Do any of you know options besides the cx-70? A buddy...
12-31-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By SEAtrain

Can use Shimano FD-6700 with top pull cable?

I'm replacing a top pull front derailleur on a Cx bike. I purchased a Shimano Ultegra FD-6700; however, when routed the from the top, the cable tightens as the lever moves but the derailleur does...
01-26-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By SEAtrain

Two Cx bikes need lower gearing (Shimano 10sp)

I'm currently working on two different 10-sp cx bikes which need lower gearing. I'd like some input on my choices and options, please. Both bikes are "gravel bikes" used on paved, gravel and rough...
05-05-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By SEAtrain

No, I never found the root cause. It taunts me...

No, I never found the root cause. It taunts me everytime I ride with my buddy, too. Something is moving and I haven't figured it out!
07-27-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By SEAtrain

I forgot one other detail for consideration. The...

I forgot one other detail for consideration. The crank spec sheet details a "stopper plate" for the non-drive side which is missing. Not sure of it's purpose.
...
07-27-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By SEAtrain

The mysterious creaking continues. It creaks...

The mysterious creaking continues. It creaks when standing and it is synchronous with both down strokes.

So far, I have installed a new bottom bracket and swapped wheels & pedals. I'm not sure...
07-21-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,497
Posted By SEAtrain

As a friend of mine says, "there's no whipping...

As a friend of mine says, "there's no whipping like a pass whipping". What sort of riding are you doing to prepare? The more you do to prepare the more enjoyable the ride. For me, at minimum, I...
07-21-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By SEAtrain

Try focusing on the brifter only. I'd loosen the...

Try focusing on the brifter only. I'd loosen the cable anchor and try sequencing the brifter through the gears both directions. Does it click into each position positively? When I've had problems, I...
07-21-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By SEAtrain

I've never been able to locate torque specs for...

I've never been able to locate torque specs for seatpost clamps. It needs to be tight enough to prevent the saddle from slipping & turning. If you have a carbon post, THAT is the big concern. You...
07-11-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By SEAtrain

FYI- Shimano FC-7800 crank. Not sure about the...

FYI- Shimano FC-7800 crank. Not sure about the external bearings as I returned the bike until I can figure out what to do next.
07-11-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By SEAtrain

Creaking noise

I'm working on a buddy's bike with a creaking noise which sounds like it might be from the bottom bracket. It's a somewhat older durace crank and bottom bracket with external bearings (maybe circa...
11-14-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,065
Posted By SEAtrain

Cool, I'll give it a whirl. I've always been a...

Cool, I'll give it a whirl. I've always been a little afraid to blast away the grease in my levers on both road and MTB. I'm guessing once I do this, it needs to become part of my regular...
11-13-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,065
Posted By SEAtrain

Ah, yes, I'll blast it with solvent. I see there...

Ah, yes, I'll blast it with solvent. I see there is a rubber like access port. Open than up and blast away, I presume? Do I re-grease after?

Cables appear to be OK but I can't say I've...
11-13-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,065
Posted By SEAtrain

9sp Shift Lever Problem (Deore LX SL-M570 )

I have a problematic right shift lever on my circa 2002 Specialized FS mtb.

When shifting to a lower gear, sometimes the lever doesn't catch and I can't shift without extending the lever to its...
09-27-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By SEAtrain

Not plastic. I don't know for sure the correct...

Not plastic. I don't know for sure the correct length BB was used, but I've been riding it with for years and I suspect it has always been this way.
09-27-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By SEAtrain

Interesting, this makes me think that the shop...

Interesting, this makes me think that the shop didn't install it correctly. I see no evidence that it was faced. I would expect to see some paint removed in the facing area.

Thanks for the...
09-27-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By SEAtrain

Bottom Bracket Grinding

Hi,
I have a sealed cartridge shimano bottom bracket that feels like it's grinding when mounted on the bike. If I remove the cartridge it spins normally. It starts to grind when I torque down the...
08-18-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By SEAtrain

http://www.chinookcyclingclub.com/

http://www.chinookcyclingclub.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By SEAtrain

I've had this happen a couple times. I work...

I've had this happen a couple times. I work around it by cycling the power which allows me to reset/log the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,177
Posted By SEAtrain

Take a look a Ride With GPS to log your rides. I...

Take a look a Ride With GPS to log your rides. I just made the switch from Garmin Connect. It looks like they are still working on full support for the 500. I have seen little/no ongoing...
10-01-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By SEAtrain

Cold is one thing ... forecast for SNOW in Cle...

Cold is one thing ... forecast for SNOW in Cle Elum is quite another. Check out this forecast from NOAA:

Friday Night: A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow...
04-21-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By SEAtrain

I got in! But I broke my clavicle so my training...

I got in! But I broke my clavicle so my training is a bit off track.
02-13-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By SEAtrain

I'm in for the 100mi route. Interestingly, there...

I'm in for the 100mi route. Interestingly, there are big changes to this year's route due to road construction.
12-17-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By SEAtrain

I live in Pasco off Rd 100, but I've lived in all...

I live in Pasco off Rd 100, but I've lived in all three cities since I moved here 16yrs ago. It's a nice area with quick access to the bike path along the Columbia. There is a nice, gentle loop...
10-02-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By SEAtrain

Thanks for the info. I had planned on riding.

Thanks for the info. I had planned on riding.
08-22-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By SEAtrain

Just to add to this chorus, the rim road is...

Just to add to this chorus, the rim road is beyond spectacular. I rode it Aug. 2 the day before the Shasta Super Century. It was amazing. Maybe my favorite ride since I started road riding in the...
08-07-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By SEAtrain

Yes, I think this would be a hot ride indeed. I...

Yes, I think this would be a hot ride indeed. I would expect lots of open, exposed areas and some tough wind. Looks like some good sized rollers, but not on the order of several mountain passes. ...
05-08-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By SEAtrain

The weather is looking good for the IEC ......

The weather is looking good for the IEC ... Sunny, 70deg. It should be a good day to ride.
04-15-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By SEAtrain

This is my local century ride so I might be...

This is my local century ride so I might be biased, but I really enjoy this ride. In fact, I think it has improved over the years.

The 25mi loop has outstanding views of the Columbia River for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,533
Posted By SEAtrain

Yep, both necessary and effective in Goathead...

Yep, both necessary and effective in Goathead country.
10-26-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By SEAtrain

OK, so it appears I need to relax and ride the...

OK, so it appears I need to relax and ride the sh** out of them. This seems entirely too passive.

BTW- My ego pretty much demands that I reach the point where I can complete these basic tasks...
10-26-07, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By SEAtrain

How do I become proficient on rollers?

I recently added rollers to fall/winter training routine. My purpose is to improve my bike handling. So far, I've only put in a couple hours on them. I have difficulty with common tasks such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By SEAtrain

I don't have a specific frame recommendation, but...

I don't have a specific frame recommendation, but I'm guessing you'll be most comfortable on a bike with a relatively shallow saddle/bar drop. For this reason, you might want to avoid compact frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By SEAtrain

There are a number of online calculators that get...

There are a number of online calculators that get you in the ball park. I like competitivecyclist the best because it calculates three different fit styles.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,952
Posted By SEAtrain

Glad to hear you made it out. :) I'm...

Glad to hear you made it out. :)

I'm flying solo with our kids (2yr, 4yr) this weekend so I understand how hard it is to push yourself out. Thank God for the sitter.

I feel better, too...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,952
Posted By SEAtrain

If it's any consolation, your candy ass-ing has...

If it's any consolation, your candy ass-ing has inspired me to ride in today's 20-30 mph winds.

Thanks!
10-19-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By SEAtrain

This is a very real possibility. Keep in mind...

This is a very real possibility. Keep in mind when the chest strap transmits RF data it requires more power (battery capacity). Cold weather compromises battery capacity. If the battery is...
10-14-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By SEAtrain

This turned out to be very enjoyable with perfect...

This turned out to be very enjoyable with perfect weather. Generally, the route traveled from Hermiston to Helix via the Cold Springs Highway (HWY 37) and returned on Despain Gulch Road. The first...
10-11-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By SEAtrain

This is off-topic, but: Way to go! You should...

This is off-topic, but:
Way to go! You should know it's guys like you that inspire me to keep my feet moving in life. I can imagine you riding your bike with a big smile.
10-07-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By SEAtrain

Volksbike! -Hermiston, OR

FYI- There is a century ride starting from Hermiston, OR this next Saturday (10/13/07). I've never participated in this organized ride, but I understand it travels roads I frequented from my years...
10-07-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By SEAtrain

I rode this yesterday with a friend. Very cool...

I rode this yesterday with a friend. Very cool and WINDY! Generally, it was a scenic route. A larger group would have been nice to push through the wind. The tail wind was nice on the return from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By SEAtrain

What makes them worth the extra $$$? I'm in the...

What makes them worth the extra $$$? I'm in the market.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By SEAtrain

Great! Perfect day for the official end of...

Great! Perfect day for the official end of summer: a little under 50mi, a little climbing, good weather, and views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams (from a distance of 115-150 miles).
09-17-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By SEAtrain

Thanks for the input. I encounter chip seal...

Thanks for the input.

I encounter chip seal daily around here (Tri-Cities).

I looked at the map; it appears part of the route may include I-90. Is this true? It seems like I remember county...
09-16-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By SEAtrain

Manastash Century?

Have any of you done the Manastash Century? It's scheduled for Oct. 6 starting from Ellensburg, WA. The website doesn't have specific details concerning the route. I am curious about the roads /...
09-11-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,013
Posted By SEAtrain

I know a little about the area from vacations and...

I know a little about the area from vacations and previous Oregon Coast tours. I vacation at Pacific City every year. Pacific is just a bit north of Lincoln City.

I think the best rides in...
07-24-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By SEAtrain

I found this: ...

I found this:
http://www.wwvalleycycling.com/routes.htm

FYI-I haven't done any of these rides.
07-03-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,604
Posted By SEAtrain

I either wet the TP with water/witch hazel for...

I either wet the TP with water/witch hazel for home use or hemorrhoidal pads if I am on the go.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By SEAtrain

http://www.ride4areason.org/npclassic/ This...

http://www.ride4areason.org/npclassic/

This year's event was Saturday. I strongly recommend this ride. It's hard to beat riding through snow capped peaks.

Total time 8:27 with a ride group of...
06-12-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,604
Posted By SEAtrain

These things are difficult to keep under control....

These things are difficult to keep under control. For me, I have around one outbreak a year and it has been difficult to isolate a trigger.

Since my recent episode, I've started taking 1500mg (3...
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