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08-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By DaveSSS

The big ring is used until the next to largest...

The big ring is used until the next to largest sprocket is used. If you need a lower/slower gear change to the little ring, usually followed by shifting 1 to 3 sprockets smaller. I always shift 2...
08-04-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By DaveSSS

I use a torque wrench on threaded bottom brackets...

I use a torque wrench on threaded bottom brackets and cassette lock rings - the big stuff - and every thing else is done by feel. It would be stupid to post a torque value, assuming no lubrication. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By DaveSSS

The black chorus 12 levers are not anodized, they...

The black chorus 12 levers are not anodized, they are painted black with a clear coat.

From what I've read, a good 1x setup needs a narrow/wide chain ring.

Campy will introduce their first 1x...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By DaveSSS

Your knee could be 2cm behind KOP and it wouldn't...

Your knee could be 2cm behind KOP and it wouldn't hurt a thing.
07-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,072
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy was first with road 12 speed and used the...

Campy was first with road 12 speed and used the same hubs as 9,10 and 11. They've been leading with their road groups, from 10 to 11 to 12.

Campy offers XDR and microspline conversions for many...
07-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,917
Posted By DaveSSS

I used home brew - mineral spirits and motor oil...

I used home brew - mineral spirits and motor oil or gear lube for many years. I got good chain life, but it created a dirty mess that I was constantly wiping off the chain and cassette. If I was to...
07-10-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,917
Posted By DaveSSS

Paraffin oil evaporates very slowly and is used...

Paraffin oil evaporates very slowly and is used in an attempt to soften hot dip wax. Naphtha is not used for that purpose. It evaporates very fast, so it works only to dissolve paraffin or a...
07-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,072
Posted By DaveSSS

Two bikes is plenty. The second can be handy if...

Two bikes is plenty. The second can be handy if the first needs some sort of repair. I liked my Colnago C-RS so well that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to update my 16 year old LOOK KG-461 for...
07-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,072
Posted By DaveSSS

I've been riding on all types of terrain for 40...

I've been riding on all types of terrain for 40 years and never had an 18T sprocket. Riders in pan flat Holland whine about it too. It's never bothered me.

My current bike has a 48/32 with an...
06-29-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By DaveSSS

Big yawn. Total idiot move at 5:31. Most turns...

Big yawn. Total idiot move at 5:31. Most turns were big sweepers. Disc brakes not needed for the minor speed reductions needed. If there were grades of 10% or more, the speeds should be higher. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By DaveSSS

The 48/32 would be cross chained and not the best...

The 48/32 would be cross chained and not the best selection. The 32/21 is the better choice.

Every gearing setup has a transition speed where below that speed, the little ring is the better...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By DaveSSS

You might benefit from cleat wedges. I use one on...

You might benefit from cleat wedges. I use one on my left cleat only, even with my custom cycling shoes with custom footbeds.

Google bikefit cleat wedges.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By DaveSSS

The fit looks like a short reach and very little...

The fit looks like a short reach and very little saddle to bar drop. If you have too much weight on your hands, try moving the saddle back. If you have a zero setback post, try a 25mm setback model....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,357
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm sold on Michelin tires. The new power...

I'm sold on Michelin tires. The new power endurance is puncture resistant, supple and extremely long wearing. There are several other models with different properties that might have more appeal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,369
Posted By DaveSSS

I really have no idea how many miles you could...

I really have no idea how many miles you could get from a 12 speed cassette, since it's not been out long. Using the 11 speed example above, I assume that each of 8 chains used in 20,000 miles is...
06-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,805
Posted By DaveSSS

I use a very small cateye strada triple wireless ...

I use a very small cateye strada triple wireless computer with speed, heart rate and cadence. It will run run for a year with a 2032 battery in each of the three parts - the heart rate monitor, the...
06-08-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By DaveSSS

I use jb weld epoxy in the large 10 ounce tubes. ...

I use jb weld epoxy in the large 10 ounce tubes. I make a foam rubber plug to keep the epoxy from running down the steering tube. I've used a 1 inch star nut with the tips ground down so it slips...
05-28-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy made a change to the freehub body, maybe 25...

Campy made a change to the freehub body, maybe 25 years ago, when they changed from a small diameter steel axle to a larger diameter aluminum axle. The thread size on the freehub body was enlarged at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By DaveSSS

Look frames are high quality, but that model has...

Look frames are high quality, but that model has to be quite old. I recently sold a kg461 frame only for $250 on Ebay, but it was 16 years old. It sat in my basement for 8 years, so it was in very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By DaveSSS

Be sure you have good quality cycling shorts, not...

Be sure you have good quality cycling shorts, not cheap stuff. The padding in a short can bunch up and cause discomfort.

I found smp saddles work great for me. I just followed the smp...
05-23-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By DaveSSS

Chains joined by a quick link must be broken by...

Chains joined by a quick link must be broken by removing the quick link. Never had to do that on the road in all my years of riding. A wipperman link requires no tool to remove.
05-16-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By DaveSSS

Modern 10-12 speed chains are all flush pin types...

Modern 10-12 speed chains are all flush pin types that should never be connected without a quick link or special joining pin. Ancient 6-9 speed chains may still be protruding pin chains that can be...
05-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,341
Posted By DaveSSS

There is no alcohol product that should be used...

There is no alcohol product that should be used for chain cleaning. No acetone either, unless you're also trying to remove water. Oz doesn't know much about solvents. Mineral spirits is good. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By DaveSSS

Your comments should be directed to SMP, not me....

Your comments should be directed to SMP, not me. All I said was that I followed the SMP suggestions and it worked for me. I set my bike up for climbing, with the saddle fairly far back on a 25mm...
05-04-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By DaveSSS

If there's oil on the rim, the brake pads should...

If there's oil on the rim, the brake pads should have been cleaned, or replaced first. Oil is best removed with mineral spirits or naphtha/white gas/camp stove fuel. Acetone can damage paint and...
04-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By DaveSSS

I have spinal stenosis. I had more problems...

I have spinal stenosis. I had more problems during the 8 years I took off from cycling than I have now that I've been back at it for 22 months. I use a large 10cm saddle to bar drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,231
Posted By DaveSSS

My top gear is 48/11. I spin it up to 38 on...

My top gear is 48/11. I spin it up to 38 on nearly every ride with a downhill that brings my speed up into the 40-54 mph range. Yesterday I rode the 44 mile round trip up to Estes Park, with only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,432
Posted By DaveSSS

It's my understanding that there is no single...

It's my understanding that there is no single dimensional standard to make sure that all tubeless rims and tires are cross compatible. Until all rim manufacturers and tire manufacturers list a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,231
Posted By DaveSSS

I ran a gear and speed chart for my 48/32 and...

I ran a gear and speed chart for my 48/32 and 11-34 12 speed cassette and 85-100 rpm range. It will easily work in the 15-34 mph range, using only the big ring. Cogs 11-19 all are one tooth shifts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,231
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that even a 48 big ring won't work...

Keep in mind that even a 48 big ring won't work on many bikes because the FD can't drop low enough. There is a lowering adapter made, but I've never tried one. I can just barely get my FD low...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,456
Posted By DaveSSS

A large seat is NOT the answer. You need a saddle...

A large seat is NOT the answer. You need a saddle that matches your sitbone width and has a reasonable amount of padding. Unfortunately, ther are so many brands and models that finding the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,760
Posted By DaveSSS

A 49 year old shouldn't need to dial it back, if...

A 49 year old shouldn't need to dial it back, if you're in otherwise good health. I moved to Colorado at age 50 and went from the relatively flat terrain around the Kansas City area, at 800'...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,625
Posted By DaveSSS

A 24 or 32 tpi hacksaw blade is least likely to...

A 24 or 32 tpi hacksaw blade is least likely to chip the carbon. Mark carefully and cut around the line, not from top to bottom.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

If you went on a group ride in Europe, the...

If you went on a group ride in Europe, the percentage of Campy equipped bikes would be much larger, just like the percentage of Mercedes, Porsche and Alfa Romeo cars on the road. So what you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

I should revise my statement about people not...

I should revise my statement about people not looking beyond their local shop, by adding - for wheels, frames and groupsets. Looking at what people ride at your latest club ride or charity event are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Campy's 12 speed 11-34, is appropriately spaced,...

Campy's 12 speed 11-34, is appropriately spaced, with the 11-17 straight block and the proper 19T following that. The 22-25-29-34 are as evenly spaced as possible. Shimano's 11-13-15-17 would drive a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Being different than Shimano is not non-standard....

Being different than Shimano is not non-standard. It's likely that the Campy cable end has been around just as long or longer than Shimano. Same for the brake pads. Total nonsense. Nearly every...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

The only people who think that Campy is rare are...

The only people who think that Campy is rare are those who never look outside their local shop. I owned Shimano 8 speed STI, but when I tried Campy 8 speed ergopower in 1994, I immediately liked it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Spokes for Zonda wheels cost $4 each. I've only...

Spokes for Zonda wheels cost $4 each. I've only broken 1 spoke in the last 25 years, but to be safe, I got bought 3 sets of 4 spokes to get the front spokes, RH rear and LH rear. It won't break the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm stating what should be obvious - only fools...

I'm stating what should be obvious - only fools pay MSRP. Anyone with any brains buys online and pays far less. I haven't bought anything from a local shop for at least 25 years. A legitimate...
03-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By DaveSSS

The cups should all be the same. I had another...

The cups should all be the same. I had another bike with threaded cups from a very early ultra torque crank and put my new 12 speed cranks in place, with no problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Those commenting on the MSRP of Campy wheels are...

Those commenting on the MSRP of Campy wheels are grasping at straws, trying to disprove their value. The last set of zondas I bought cost $320, delivered from pro bike kit. I had considered buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,231
Posted By DaveSSS

If you change to a 48/32, it will give you a...

If you change to a 48/32, it will give you a significantly lower gear, more use of the big ring and a top gear that can still easily hit 35 mph. That seems like it's worth trying and won't require a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,231
Posted By DaveSSS

The shimano 11-32 has decent spacing, but for...

The shimano 11-32 has decent spacing, but for some reason they put wide spacing of 11-13-15-17... on the 11-34. I wouldn't care for that.
My Campy 12 setup has a closely spaced 11-34 with a 48/32...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

And yet Campy free hubs last for many years with...

And yet Campy free hubs last for many years with no maintenance of the cartridge bearings. I've never had a problem after 25 years of using Campy hubs. The cartridge bearings are sealed on both ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Typical narrow minded viewpoint. Campy's Italian...

Typical narrow minded viewpoint. Campy's Italian image means nothing to me. As a mechanical engineer, I like having superior performance and the latest technology. These days, Campy is more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

Take a look at the new Shimano microspline hub. ...

Take a look at the new Shimano microspline hub. The exploded view on page 17 sure reminds me of a Campy hub. The caged ball bearings on the axle are located similarly to a Campy hub - no longer at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,332
Posted By DaveSSS

The current zonda rims are 17mm inside width....

The current zonda rims are 17mm inside width. Previously 15mm. I have a set on both of my bikes. They work great with 25mm tires, but will easily accommodate 28mm. Weighing in the 135-140 pound...
03-26-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By DaveSSS

One solution is to install an inline cable...

One solution is to install an inline cable tension adjuster. Another solution is to deliberately turn the low limit screw in by a half turn or more, then pull the cable tight, tighten the clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,592
Posted By DaveSSS

If you like a liquid lube, page back for my...

If you like a liquid lube, page back for my oil/wax/naptha mixture that costs pennies per ounce. The idea that a dozen drops of nfs will magically transfer to the wear points on more than 100...
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