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10-16-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By bikeme

I made my own press as described from a long bolt...

I made my own press as described from a long bolt and washers and it worked fine 2x. However, on the third time I used it, the smaller washers I'd glued on as pilots for the ID of the BB shifted...
05-24-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,183
Posted By bikeme

LOL, thanks! Corrected...

LOL, thanks! Corrected...
05-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By bikeme

I have a 2001 Zurich which a switched to 11-speed...

I have a 2001 Zurich which a switched to 11-speed Ultegra along with C24 Dura Ace wheels with zero hiccups. Everything went on easily, bike rides great!
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,183
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
05-24-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By bikeme

Your logic is flawed. Me asking here doesn't...

Your logic is flawed. Me asking here doesn't weaken my mechanical skills--I already know how to swap these parts, tune, etc. What I lack is compatibility info, which you obviously don't have. Yes, I...
05-24-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By bikeme

"Write back after you try" Why do I want to do...

"Write back after you try" Why do I want to do work 2X? Maybe someone who's actually done this can comment...
05-24-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By bikeme

I've found that pulling a rear shifter cable too...

I've found that pulling a rear shifter cable too taught doesn't allow the RD's spring to pull chain down to higher gears. After tightening the cable nut with the RD in its high gear position, I give...
05-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By bikeme

Shifters for Shimano 1x10?

My wife's bike has a worn out XT 780 shifter (ratchet misses on index finger pull to higher gears). That shifter was from my old 1 x 10 set up before I went to 11-speed so it's seen some use. Anyway,...
05-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikeme

2 months after the switch and it's great! The...

2 months after the switch and it's great! The swap was seamless--the adapter lined up everything perfectly and Shimano's instructions on washers/nuts order were clear. I now have better stopping with...
04-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By bikeme

How about banning cars on the Back Bay Trail?

I've want to ban cars for years on that stretch. Yesterday cemented it for me. As my daughter and I were starting to climb the hill to exit the BB, some idiot couldn't wait the 30 yds for us to get...
03-22-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By bikeme

Both spec'd pretty close and both sound great to...

Both spec'd pretty close and both sound great to me. Ride them both and see how the cockpit/reach feel to you. Feel/fit is most important, don't get caught up on the color or brand name.
03-22-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By bikeme

GailT summed up the cleat diffs well. Note: all...

GailT summed up the cleat diffs well. Note: all SPD mtb cleats work with all SPD mtb pedals. I have never heard of a 55 before, must be a short-lived design. Use-wise, I have always used 51s for...
03-22-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,272
Posted By bikeme

I have one bike, a 29er f/s 100mm travel XC bike...

I have one bike, a 29er f/s 100mm travel XC bike that I race and fun ride on and I love it. 100mm is enough to take the edge off rough, rocky trails. I don't boost big air, so I don't need more...
03-22-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikeme

Timely post for me as I'm switching from 160 to...

Timely post for me as I'm switching from 160 to 180. Why? More stopping power. Why not? I need both new pads and rotor, so the only additional cost is the brake adapter ($10) and a little more $ for...
02-19-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By bikeme

And how deep it is from the seat tube edge to the...

And how deep it is from the seat tube edge to the first obstruction such as a bottle cage boss or a kink in the seat tube shape--and if the fully extended post can go deep enough and get your saddle...
02-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By bikeme

2/6/19 Santiago Canyon Road closed

From OC Public Works FB feed: ATTENTION: Santiago Canyon Road is CLOSED between the SR-241 and Silverado Canyon in #OrangeCounty...
02-02-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By bikeme

That bolt only requires 5-7 nM of torque. The...

That bolt only requires 5-7 nM of torque. The smallest HF one is way beyond that--only good for higher torques like pedals, cassette nuts, etc.. You need a set of pre-set torque keys or a mini torque...
01-17-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,943
Posted By bikeme

Really awesome info, all! I can't wait to get up...

Really awesome info, all! I can't wait to get up there again. I usually bring my mtb as there's such good riding around SM Valley, SLO, and MB/Montano de Oro but will bring the road bike next time.
01-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,663
Posted By bikeme

FYI, the shoes were $500 all-BOA ones. I ride and...

FYI, the shoes were $500 all-BOA ones. I ride and race on a lot of rocky trails with hike-a-bike sections that tend to be hard on shoes. The treads wore down only after 6 months. So I'm supposed to...
01-13-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,663
Posted By bikeme

I'm on my second pair of Sidis with replaceable...

I'm on my second pair of Sidis with replaceable soles/treads and while the shoes fit like gloves, the soles/treads wear out quickly and they aren't cheap--$40-50! I've also had a shoe out of each...
01-10-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By bikeme

Good job! For me, it depends on the segment...

Good job! For me, it depends on the segment (usually a climb). I still PR some, but others are just brutal and hard to get past.
01-09-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By bikeme

I'm on 25mm Michelin Pro 4s and love them on my...

I'm on 25mm Michelin Pro 4s and love them on my Lemond. I ran 23s for years until a friend suggested I switch.
01-09-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By bikeme

I am still riding the same bike you have pictured...

I am still riding the same bike you have pictured but mine is a 58. I'm the original owner. Only the frame and seatpost are original though and it's full group Ultegra 11 speed now. I saved the stem,...
01-09-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By bikeme

PRs?

Has Personal Record now become Personal Regression for you? I'm still beating some old PRs but at 58, it's getting harder and harder with a lot less time cut off as well. There's stuff I know I'll...
01-06-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By bikeme

I have XT 11 and have run both 32 x 11-42 and 34...

I have XT 11 and have run both 32 x 11-42 and 34 x 11-46 and went to the latter for more top end on descents and on flat trails--I'm very happy. My daughter has Sram GX Eagle 34 x 11-50 loves the...
12-28-18, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By bikeme

There is either a cotter pin or a fixing bolt...

There is either a cotter pin or a fixing bolt with a small circlip that keeps the pads from falling out. You must remove it to remove the pads. Note the sides and direction the pads come out/go in...
12-28-18, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By bikeme

Plastic mini level (8-10 inch), maybe two of them...

Plastic mini level (8-10 inch), maybe two of them for setting or checking if stuff is plumb and level on bike. I just confirmed I have a bent saddle rail using a pair of these (one on seat tube's...
12-24-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By bikeme

Converting a QR seat post clamp?

I want to make a QR-style into a nut/bolt one using a M5 bolt and nylon nut. Any success stories? Did it clamp well without extra torque (I'm using it on a dropper post, so max is 5-7nM)?
12-24-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,815
Posted By bikeme

Best chain cleaning tool?

While very nice, I don't want to spend the money on Park's pro-level metal chain cleaner. What others (made of plastic) do you folks like (Park, Much-Off, Pedro's, etc.)?
12-24-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By bikeme

You don't need to wait for scraping to tell--your...

You don't need to wait for scraping to tell--your brake levers would be against your grips in order to stop if that worn. It's easy to check. I have Shimano and you can see the pads without taking...
12-24-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By bikeme

I had a similar problem remounting tubeless Giant...

I had a similar problem remounting tubeless Giant road tires that had successfully held sealant and air. My LBS reco'd a soapy mixture of water and Simple Green brushed along the beads (I'm sure any...
12-16-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By bikeme

Use sealant for sure. Most tubeless tires require...

Use sealant for sure. Most tubeless tires require it as a dry bead isn't enough. Beside that, by using sealant, you'll have automatic flat protection: get stuck with a thorn and keep riding without...
12-16-18, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By bikeme

I'm 175 and run 24 F and 26 R on a short travel...

I'm 175 and run 24 F and 26 R on a short travel (100mm) full-suspension. 40 is sort of high, even at 205. Try this formula:

Rider Weight in pounds divided by 7 = x
x - 1 = Front tire pressure in...
12-16-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By bikeme

I did it to a 1990 Fisher and it was a waste of...

I did it to a 1990 Fisher and it was a waste of money. Like the others mentioned, go rigid if anything. It's very hard to find a non-tapered steerer, plush (i.e. airsprung) 26" fork now. All are...
12-16-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By bikeme

Use a compressor as it has a big burst of air to...

Use a compressor as it has a big burst of air to seat the bead. Also, mix up some soapy water like Simple Green (my LBS's recommendation) and spread it around the bead. Lastly, bounce the tire on the...
12-15-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By bikeme

So Cal Bike Store Thief Caught!!

This guy ripped off my friend's shop as well as several others. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/retail-news/2018/12/14/suspect-held-string-southern-california-bike-test-ride-thefts#.XBTBBGaZPok
11-30-18, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By bikeme

Loose nut Sidi shoes

I had two pairs of Sidis with the SRS replaceable soles. The toe section nut that is embedded into the carbon sole (to attach the toe tread) is has come loose so it just spins. One started to spin...
11-23-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By bikeme

Bottom Bracket life?

I know this is dependent on riding styles and environmental factors, but after how many miles should a BB be changed out, or rather, how long of a life are you folks getting out of your BBs? Is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 02:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,339
Posted By bikeme

I run a 1x and change out the chainring every 8...

I run a 1x and change out the chainring every 8 months to a year--remember, it's one ring doing all the work. My gauge is when I start to drop chains. I've used Race Face and Wolf Tooth and the WT...
11-11-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By bikeme

Whatever you do, def get a bar light and a helmet...

Whatever you do, def get a bar light and a helmet light. I have NiteRider myself.
09-03-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By bikeme

I had Slime tubes in my daughter's 27.5s before...

I had Slime tubes in my daughter's 27.5s before her wheel upgrade to tubeless. The Slime never dried like when you get a puncture with Stans, Orange Seal etc. It kept oozing green out of each thorn...
09-03-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By bikeme

I'd share this issue with Cannondale. Could be a...

I'd share this issue with Cannondale. Could be a warranty issue. That's not due normal wear and tear to me--really weird.
08-22-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By bikeme

Maybe a carbon fork that would help kill...

Maybe a carbon fork that would help kill vibration even though it's rigid? Fatter tires and/or lower tire pressure? A lower cost suspension fork adds a ton of weight with its steel spring (the cost...
08-09-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By bikeme

Roger that. Yeah, air is bad all over—I wouldn’t...

Roger that. Yeah, air is bad all over—I wouldn’t ride period. I saw pics and video of tankers dropping ******ant next to the radio towers to save them. Crazy!
08-08-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By bikeme

+2 for Wolftooth

+2 for Wolftooth
08-08-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By bikeme

I know some things, what exactly are you in need...

I know some things, what exactly are you in need of--parking, access, difficulty, closures...? Your question is choppy--are you asking if the trail goes to the peak? If so, yes 8+ miles or so and...
08-06-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By bikeme

Road biking near Felton/Mount Herman Area?

I'm going to be mostly MTB'ing the area in Sept but how is road riding near there? Any roads or routes you recommend (or that I should avoid)? Are there bike lanes on busier roads? How's traffic on...
07-23-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By bikeme

Did you happen to tighten or loosen and retighten...

Did you happen to tighten or loosen and retighten the seat tube collar? If you clamped it too hard, that can hinder the sliding of the moving shaft.
07-14-18, 02:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,736
Posted By bikeme

Hahaha! Good one.

Hahaha! Good one.
07-14-18, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By bikeme

Is it a remote version (not sure if available on...

Is it a remote version (not sure if available on Judy)? If so, tightening the cable tension will help the knob pull more thus putting it more into lock-out mode otherwise it will bounce some. If it's...
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