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07-17-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Dreww10

Wheels BB backed out...how to fix for good?

Installed a wheels BB30 to 24mm outboard BB for a Specialized Tarmac last year. Put about 1200-1500 problem-free miles on it, and only noticed a problem when one day last week the chain began...
07-14-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Dreww10

I actually have some Roval CL50's that have DT...

I actually have some Roval CL50's that have DT Swiss ratchets, and if I grease them properly, they are almost TOO quiet...like silent. Are actual DT hubs louder, even if they have the same 18T...
07-13-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Dreww10

DT350 or DT240 hubs?

Looking into building a set of rim-brake wheels, and have the primary options of straight-pull DT hubs. Not on a super tight budget, but going from 350 to 240 is almost a $400 jump in price. I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,114
Posted By Dreww10

Haven't checked other new bikes with it yet, but...

Haven't checked other new bikes with it yet, but the new Madone with 105 Di2 is EIGHT GRAND. For 105. $8,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 738
Posted By Dreww10

I have roughy 35,000 miles on a set of carbon...

I have roughy 35,000 miles on a set of carbon wheels of mine and the brake track doesn't even look used. This logic has been flawed for nearly as long as carbon wheels have been around.
06-07-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

$116 for an 11-30 on Amazon. 11-30 is actually...

$116 for an 11-30 on Amazon. 11-30 is actually tough to find period right now. When I last bought a cassette, about mid-2020, I think it was around $65-70. Everything's up but our income...
06-07-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

Funny you say that. For years, I've been using a...

Funny you say that. For years, I've been using a big bottle of Finish Line gold ceramic lube, which was relatively quiet and smooth to shift, but impossibly messy. I'd clean everything, apply the...
06-07-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

A new Ultegra cassette is around $110 now. It is...

A new Ultegra cassette is around $110 now. It is not even in the top 5 cheapest things I could try here, if we're being totally honest.
06-07-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

Sorry to disappoint. Do you have any advice to...

Sorry to disappoint. Do you have any advice to add regarding the noise?
06-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

Photos as requested. ...

Photos as requested.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/02147b14_5337_4340_8366_fcad0056cebe_798a772084148c150bac381fba9bfc8041a10a0c.jpeg...
06-05-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

No. Doesn't appear to be. It's not every...

No.
Doesn't appear to be.
It's not every other gear exactly, but just some random gears mostly toward the middle.
It is louder in the big front ring.
Yes, lock ring is torqued, no play in...
06-05-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

Yes, the chain is in the cage correctly. Iím by...

Yes, the chain is in the cage correctly. Iím by no means new to bike maintenance, but this one has me stumped.
06-05-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

No spacer.

No spacer.
06-05-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

i have not, but the sound is 100% certain at the...

i have not, but the sound is 100% certain at the cassette/derailleur.
06-05-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

While riding. Itís so loud others on a group ride...

While riding. Itís so loud others on a group ride would wonder why I havenít been to an LBS.
06-05-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Hereís the cassette. Forgive the quick cleaning job...
06-05-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By Dreww10

Help me diagnose a Shimano drivetrain noise

Been racking my brain trying to figure out a constant and very annoying drivetrain noise on a bike with a brand new Ultegra R8050 RD. 52/36 crankset, 11-30 cassette, HG701 chain with quick link.

...
05-26-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Dreww10

Di2: RD won't stay on big cog

This happened completely out of the blue tonight. Swapped the chain from one bike to the other, didn't adjust anything, didn't bump anything, nothing at all, and all of sudden, whether in the big or...
05-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dreww10

Salt water?

Please tell me if I'm wrong in this assumption.

If you're hydrating properly (1/2 gallon+ of water a day, every day), you're drowning out your electrolytes throughout the day (I experienced the...
05-04-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dreww10

Do patched road tubes last?

I don't flat too often and have always had a stash of new tubes around, so when I would, I'd just put a new tube in and carry on, never giving patching a thought. Now that tubes are getting little...
04-02-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Dreww10

They are, but by a couple millimeters. These...

They are, but by a couple millimeters. These brakes should (and genuine ones do) open up enough that even with brand new pads, the wheel will easily slide in with lots of room to adjust inward. These...
04-02-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Dreww10

Are These Counterfeit Shimano Rim Brakes?

Bought these used off online swap meet. I have the same brakes on another bike, so I'm pretty familiar with them. Right away, in my hands something seemed off about the gap between the two halves of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,645
Posted By Dreww10

Ordered a whole Di2 groupset, tires, chains, bar...

Ordered a whole Di2 groupset, tires, chains, bar tape, etc. from Merlin earlier this month. Made it stateside quick but spent four days in customs hold due to insufficient discription of goods. They...
03-18-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Dreww10

How many more chain links do I need?

So this chain was originally spec'ed this length from Specialized with a 52/36 crank. Pictured here is the same chain but crank was swapped to a 53/39 (11-30 cassette). It shifts and rides perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Dreww10

I tried Lizard Skins and also a Bontrager tape...

I tried Lizard Skins and also a Bontrager tape that's very similar to LS in the past, and like you've said, both were hard to wrap and eventually worked themselves loose around the bends under the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dreww10

No sir. Just questioning why aluminum rims with a...

No sir. Just questioning why aluminum rims with a carbon fairing haven't really been in favor among roadies, or certainly not in the 10-11 years I've been in the hobby.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dreww10

Roadies and HED wheels?

Is there any particular reason that roadies (rim brake) have never taken to HED wheels, other than the vanity of wanting full carbon? I get they are slightly heavier than comparable Zipp 404 and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Dreww10

Bar Tape Similar To Specialized Roubaix?

I was always a fan of Spesh's S-Wrap Roubaix tape, but they appear to have entirely discontinued their bar tape line. Anyone used that type, that can recommend another brand/model that is similar?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,516
Posted By Dreww10

I've seen these bikes over the years and always...

I've seen these bikes over the years and always wondered what their story is. Did General Motors commission someone to make these? Were they named after an actual vehicle? And were they Wal-Mart/big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,821
Posted By Dreww10

Actually they are. If my bikes were stolen...

Actually they are. If my bikes were stolen tomorrow, I would buy a disc-brake bike to replace them, because the industry is eliminating all sources of parts to keep rim-brake bikes on the road. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,821
Posted By Dreww10

It's contentious because it's absolute, and not...

It's contentious because it's absolute, and not necessary for all. You can put EFI or disc brakes on an old car, and ample resources exist to retrofit new parts to old cars and vice versa, so nobody...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,821
Posted By Dreww10

Seriously? No one on this forum, no one on...

Seriously?

No one on this forum, no one on your local club ride, or anywhere was asking for disc brake road bikes in any great number. They were all still in search of ever-lighter road bikes,...
06-03-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Dreww10

-12 stem: Go one size shorter?

Wanting to try a -12 degree stem, primarily for looks, but curious how best to retain a proper fit.

Right now, I ride a 100mm -6 with one spacer above the dust cap. It's slightly long (I swapped...
06-03-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Dreww10

Thanks for the responses. Is there a super...

Thanks for the responses. Is there a super compelling reason to choose the full thread-together BB over the adapter cups? I'd obviously like to save money, but if it's going to pose a problem in the...
06-03-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Dreww10

BB30 to 24mm Shimano: what do I need?

Want to put a 24mm R8000 crank on an SL6 Tarmac with BB30/PF30/whatever the hell it technically is.

What do I need to accomplish this and where is the most affordable place to get it?

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dreww10

Crank Arm Damage: Would You Ride These?

At some point in time the pedal washer on my S-Works carbon crank arm had broken in half, and the sharp edge worked its way partially around the eyelet, chewing up the carbon and wedging itself...
04-27-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,035
Posted By Dreww10

This bike has so few miles and babied so much,...

This bike has so few miles and babied so much, nothing would have bumped it without my knowledge. I did get it to shift into the 11T, but I had to make a fairly considerable change to the high limit...
04-23-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,035
Posted By Dreww10

Other than a bent hanger, limit screws should...

Other than a bent hanger, limit screws should never go out of adjustment, right?
04-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,035
Posted By Dreww10

I don't believe I have access to that without...

I don't believe I have access to that without buying the extra bluetooth-enable part, right?
04-23-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,035
Posted By Dreww10

This is in the big ring.

This is in the big ring.
04-22-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,035
Posted By Dreww10

Di2 Won't Shift Into 11T

My R8000 Di2 setup was more or less perfectly tuned when purchased. I noticed in the first few months the chain started falling off the largest sprocket (30T) onto the 28T under load, but in recent...
03-30-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Dreww10

Chain has been checked and is not over-worn....

Chain has been checked and is not over-worn. Cassette is the original and doesn't have enough miles to be worn. And, because it doesn't grind in the little ring, I would assume it's not that.
03-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Dreww10

R8050 Di2 - Chain/Cassette Grinding?

The Di2 setup on my bike was fine for a couple of years and has recently developed a grinding sound in the cassette when in the big ring, but only in some cogs and not others. If I hop down to the...
03-21-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Dreww10

New FD/RD: chain alignment issue?

I just installed an Ultegra R8000 FD and RD -- moved from short-cage 6800 RD to another short-cage. No change in cranks, cassette, or chain length. Painstakingly got them dialed-in where they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,004
Posted By Dreww10

I use one bud (right ear, facing away from the...

I use one bud (right ear, facing away from the road) and it's a basic Apple headphone, which absolutely does not cancel noise or come close to it. Volume on low and mostly rural roads. Have never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,004
Posted By Dreww10

Wireless earbuds while riding?

Does anyone use a single wireless earbud while riding, and if you do, how is the microphone performance? I often make business/personal calls while out on solo rides, and my wired buds place the...
09-13-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,175
Posted By Dreww10

Trust me, because I'm there right now: if you...

Trust me, because I'm there right now: if you truly overtrain, you'll know it. Again, I don't believe my "overtraining" was actually the result of training too much, but of mentally burning the...
09-11-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,175
Posted By Dreww10

Overtraining = exercise addiction?

As posted about previously, I've been down for nearly a year and a half with "overtraining," or more accurately, HPA Axis dysfunction. With more than enough time for self-reflection and research,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Dreww10

Vittoria Corsa's: do the sidewalls not last?

I've got a set of Corsa's never pumped over 100 psi, close to a year old but zero wear on the treads, and the sidewalls in both are bulging. Is this pretty typical for these tires? I love how they...
07-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,890
Posted By Dreww10

I don't agree. But then, I come from a...

I don't agree. But then, I come from a motorsports background. There, if weather impedes, a winner is declared and the the finishing order is determined either by the most recent lap or most recent...
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