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06-21-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By LarryMelman

Having removed them for the first time, I don't...

Having removed them for the first time, I don't believe that lube applied to the outside of the pulley will get in where it needs to go. Even if you did manage to get a little under the dust caps,...
06-21-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By LarryMelman

Ha ha ha. Both pulleys were basically clean...

Ha ha ha.

Both pulleys were basically clean under the caps. I put a little teflon lube on the ceramic bushing in the upper pulley. If that's where my noise was coming from, hopefully that will...
06-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,841
Posted By LarryMelman

Shimano RD-6600

I have never removed my pulleys in 30K+ miles. For some time I've had a faint squeal/whine only while pedaling, and I finally took my pulleys out (keeping them separate because they are different)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By LarryMelman

Yes, that other thread is exactly my problem. ...

Yes, that other thread is exactly my problem. Neither front tire was excessively old, maybe 18 months and 3000 miles. Old enough that I'm not too mad about replacing them, but I do wonder if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By LarryMelman

Gatorskins failing - tread bubbling

I've used Gatorskins for well over a decade. Absent any nasty cuts or punctures, I always get about 3000 miles on a rear tire and more on a front.

This weekend I replaced a front tire when it...
05-16-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,064
Posted By LarryMelman

BF emailed me about your reply. No, no one could...

BF emailed me about your reply. No, no one could ever fix that wheel.
Forum: Southwest
11-24-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By LarryMelman

Hoo boy, I'm looking forward to reading about the...

Hoo boy, I'm looking forward to reading about the fallout from this one. A week's notice that the weather would be awful, and it appears that almost no contigency plans were made. Hundreds of...
Forum: Southwest
11-24-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By LarryMelman

You've written this several times, and each time...

You've written this several times, and each time I ask you to back up your rant, and you never do.

When was the last time you rode in the Phoenix area? Bike lanes and paved canal paths are...
09-16-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By LarryMelman

I carry 2 tubes. I have only needed both once. ...

I carry 2 tubes. I have only needed both once. I do not carry a patch kit. I think I have some self-adhesive patches in the bottom of my bag, which I have never used. They would be for the...
09-10-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,138
Posted By LarryMelman

A couple years back, I had a flat in a tube that...

A couple years back, I had a flat in a tube that already had 2 Rema patches on it. The patches were correctly applied, and were at least several months old. But with a third puncture, I decided to...
09-10-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,522
Posted By LarryMelman

I was looking for a mat to put under my workstand...

I was looking for a mat to put under my workstand awhile back. Really just wanted something to keep drips off the floor. Didn't want foam, didn't want anything with interlocking pieces, etc... just...
08-13-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,337
Posted By LarryMelman

True, it's not difficult. But it's an annoyance....

True, it's not difficult. But it's an annoyance. No other bearing-type part on the bike requires maintenance that frequently. Mavic doesn't document for the end user... the manual that came with...
08-08-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,337
Posted By LarryMelman

I live somewhere where weather is not a factor. ...

I live somewhere where weather is not a factor. I should never have to do any hub maintenance. But instead I have to do this stupid required Mavic maintenance. Several of my friends have low-end...
08-08-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,337
Posted By LarryMelman

We just had a thread about this. How can it...

We just had a thread about this. How can it possibly be a great design if it has to be disassembled, cleaned and lubed every 1500 miles (Mavic's recommendation)?

I let mine go a bit too long (8...
07-26-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By LarryMelman

Yup, way too many ads. It limits the amount of...

Yup, way too many ads. It limits the amount of time I spend here.
07-26-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By LarryMelman

The site is just plain slow. Doesn't really need...

The site is just plain slow. Doesn't really need further explanation.
07-24-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

Excel Sports posted a new video on the topic of...

Excel Sports posted a new video on the topic of the Mavic freehub body ($&%^ Mavic changed the axle diameter for 2013...) on both the two-piece and one-piece axles.
...
07-24-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

On the non-drive side, yes the expansive nut does...

On the non-drive side, yes the expansive nut does wedge directly into the bearing. But on the freewheel side, the nut wedges into the outer end of the freehub body. Not against the bearing itself. ...
07-24-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

Yes, I've pondered those directions many times. ...

Yes, I've pondered those directions many times. They are so poorly written, even with the pictures provided. The non freewheel side has an "expansible bearing support" nut, a spacer (the Ksyrium...
07-24-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

Could you please describe how you reassembled the...

Could you please describe how you reassembled the axle and put the proper tightness on the nuts? I can remove and reinstall the cassette, and I can clean and lube the freehub, but I'm not sure about...
07-23-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,687
Posted By LarryMelman

Well they were good wheels, never a problem of...

Well they were good wheels, never a problem of any kind with the bearings or with truing. And maintenance free. The front wheel developed a mystery click around the seam that no one could fix. But...
07-23-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,687
Posted By LarryMelman

Original wheels were ALX-320 (made by Alex aka...

Original wheels were ALX-320 (made by Alex aka "A-Class" from Taiwan). Replaced with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe which, in the hub, I believe is identical to the Aksium (requiring the stupid freehub...
07-23-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,687
Posted By LarryMelman

There is a thread in the Mechanics forum about...

There is a thread in the Mechanics forum about maintaining (removing, cleaning, lubing) the freehub in Mavic wheels, which is an annoyance that is specific to Mavic. But I am not aware of any other...
07-23-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

I'm not sure which model of Aksium you have, it...

I'm not sure which model of Aksium you have, it looks like there are 2006/08/10/12 models. And some of the part numbers changed from the 2008 to 2010, but the basic design is the same. And for the...
07-22-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

The howling noise is what happens when the...

The howling noise is what happens when the freehub bushing is "dry" and/or dirty. I'd never heard anything quite like it.

Is this silly maintenance (every 6 months or 1500 miles) only a Mavic...
07-22-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,168
Posted By LarryMelman

Bringing this thread back to life. I have a set...

Bringing this thread back to life. I have a set of 2008 model Ksyrium Equipes. They use the same hub design as the Aksium. I was not aware of the need to clean/lube the freehub when I bought them,...
07-18-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By LarryMelman

There was a boo-hoo thread like this about a...

There was a boo-hoo thread like this about a month ago, in which I made a variation of this exact comment. And within an hour, the thread was gone. With no word from anyone as to why.

This is...
07-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By LarryMelman

The link I posted previously, has pictures of the...

The link I posted previously, has pictures of the "roller equipment" experiment on the shoulder, which didn't work. And normal traffic doesn't drive on the shoulder.

Thanks for the info.
07-01-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By LarryMelman

If you are already riding 4 days a week and your...

If you are already riding 4 days a week and your long weekend ride is 30, you already have a good training base. Just increase your weekend ride to 40, then 50, then 60. Then you'll be ready for...
07-01-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By LarryMelman

The chip sealing was done in late 2012. ...

The chip sealing was done in late 2012.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/chip_seal/index.htm

We're planning a few days of vacation around this ride. But if the road is no good to ride on,...
07-01-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By LarryMelman

Highway 1 in SLO County?

I signed up for the Lighthouse Century in September, which uses Highway 1 from Morro Bay to the Hearst Castle area. I have been reading articles that say Caltrans chip-sealed the highway last year...
Forum: Southwest
06-26-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By LarryMelman

The bike lane map is online here. It's much...

The bike lane map is online here. It's much easier to use this than to fight with the enormous PDF.
MAG | Bikeways Map (http://geo.azmag.gov/maps/bikemap/)

You are in a great part of town for...
06-23-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,419
Posted By LarryMelman

Bent front derailleur cage

My Fuji road bike is almost 5 yrs old, 10k miles, original chain was replaced at 5k miles (when my Park chain tool showed 0.5% wear). Second chain is not yet worn to 0.5%.

About 3 months ago,...
05-25-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,052
Posted By LarryMelman

It really is a shame how Fuji has downgraded...

It really is a shame how Fuji has downgraded their components so much. My 2008 Roubaix RC came with Ultegra shifters and rear derailleur, and 105 front derailleur. Within a couple years, it simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,398
Posted By LarryMelman

Here are the videos that show what the freehub...

Here are the videos that show what the freehub body and the pawls look like. But these wheels have a two-piece axle, and do NOT have the "expandable supports". I posted comments about this to both...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,398
Posted By LarryMelman

The manual that came with my wheels (Ksyrium...

The manual that came with my wheels (Ksyrium Equipe 2008 model) only says to clean and grease the skewer, and how to keep the wheels clean. For actual maintenance procedures, you need the manual...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,398
Posted By LarryMelman

There are a couple of YouTube videos that claim...

There are a couple of YouTube videos that claim to show this procedure. However, the videos are for a higher level of Mavic wheel with a two-piece axle. For the lower-end wheels such as Aksium and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

Thanks for the tip, just tried it. No mile...

Thanks for the tip, just tried it. No mile markers or distance display on the map. No ability to use bike paths. But what they have does work, unlike MMR.

ridewithgps seems to do everything I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

What I've been doing, is pasting a Google Map...

What I've been doing, is pasting a Google Map screenshot into Power Point, drawing the route and points of interest over top of the screenshot, then deleting the screenshot. Much more work than it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

Is it true that Strava can only create routes by...

Is it true that Strava can only create routes by uploading from a mobile device? That's exactly what I don't want. Don't want to publish my activities to others and turn everything into a contest. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

See, this is the problem. MMR tries to do way...

See, this is the problem. MMR tries to do way too many things. And they do them all poorly. I don't want upload from anything, don't want nutritional tracking, don't want contests and awards and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

Maybe you haven't used it lately. So many things...

Maybe you haven't used it lately. So many things are broken, that it looks to me like all the developers quit. Fundamental basic things are broken - a viable company would never release such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By LarryMelman

Map My Ride dead or dying?

They started "upgrading" the site a couple months ago. Adding features to be all things to all people.

So many things are broken now, that the site is almost unusable. Direct routes that...
Forum: Southwest
07-30-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By LarryMelman

I thought the reason that TTM was ending, was to...

I thought the reason that TTM was ending, was to avoid conflict with Tour De Mesa/Phoenix.
Forum: Southwest
01-18-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By LarryMelman

See my profile for a link to the Phoenix area...

See my profile for a link to the Phoenix area bike lane maps.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By LarryMelman

As with everything at Performance, watch the...

As with everything at Performance, watch the prices as they fluctuate up and down and up and down. I started watching the Ksyrium Equipe "closeout" (2008 model) a few months ago when they were at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,920
Posted By LarryMelman

I have a 2008 Roubaix RC. Here is the site for...

I have a 2008 Roubaix RC. Here is the site for the 2009 Fuji line: http://2009.fujibikes.com

I have some pictures I've saved, and I don't see that the RC was _ever_ black and yellow. The 2007...
Forum: Southwest
12-18-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By LarryMelman

I have no idea what this event is?

I have no idea what this event is?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,645
Posted By LarryMelman

I was surprised to learn that the Mavic freehubs...

I was surprised to learn that the Mavic freehubs should be taken apart and cleaned every 1500 miles. Is this kind of maintenance a Mavic-only thing?
12-03-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,307
Posted By LarryMelman

I know that "thank you" means "now go away". ...

I know that "thank you" means "now go away". Sorry, no.

I don't respond to any of your threads where you are prying for medical information and other private matters. But have not engaged in...
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