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05-05-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Ronsonic

Are you folks aware that the Meiser has a...

Are you folks aware that the Meiser has a lifetime warranty. Send it in with a few bucks for shipping and they'll overhaul it for you.

https://www.ghmeiser.com/warranty-info.htm

That said,...
05-05-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ronsonic

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such...

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such thing.
05-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,009
Posted By Ronsonic

I've used their cyclocross tubulars - great grip...

I've used their cyclocross tubulars - great grip and roll out is amazing. Go from pavement to grass and you don't feel like there's any more rolling resistance.

Schwalbe MTB tires are also...
05-05-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,595
Posted By Ronsonic

The original 10s Ergo were a high point in both...

The original 10s Ergo were a high point in both function and aesthetics. They work perfectly and are beautiful doing it. Even my third-tier Daytona is lovely if a few grams heavier than the higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26,479
Views: 16,205,959
Posted By Ronsonic

Hi, here's mine, a retired team bike from the...

Hi, here's mine, a retired team bike from the 2000 season. Built up by myself for my birthday recently. Campy Daytona gruppo and Zonda wheels.
...
11-11-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Ronsonic

That's my understanding, too. A particular...

That's my understanding, too. A particular chassis will cross several model years with maybe cosmetic and trim variations, the A number will tell you which important parts will fit.
11-11-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ronsonic

Not sure, over at pinkbike maybe. Too plausible...

Not sure, over at pinkbike maybe. Too plausible to bother with being skeptical for me, high-power executives of a multi-national corporation with 160 miles of trails accessible from downtown aren't...
11-09-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ronsonic

About two weeks ago was doing maintenance and...

About two weeks ago was doing maintenance and realized I'm still running Shimano PD-M959s. Those are like 15 or more years old.
11-09-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ronsonic

I've read that a lot of Walmart execs and...

I've read that a lot of Walmart execs and employees ride and they've got a thing of using store brand decals on bikes you would never find in one of their stores.
09-23-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Ronsonic

If everything else is okay, I wouldn't let it...

If everything else is okay, I wouldn't let it bother me.
09-23-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Ronsonic

I would shorten that housing just a smidge and...

I would shorten that housing just a smidge and run it drive side. Just below the rear der cable.
09-23-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By Ronsonic

When I found a crack like that on the head tube...

When I found a crack like that on the head tube of my old Redline cross bike, I was told of a guy who would carve the old head tube off. Machining it away leaving fishmouthed top and down tubes and...
09-23-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Ronsonic

In 2005 or 6 Mirage 9s went from a regular...

In 2005 or 6 Mirage 9s went from a regular ergopower right shifter that let you dump the cassette to some kind of "quickshift" upshift one cog at a time deal. AFAIK both worked with any Campy Der up...
09-23-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,349
Posted By Ronsonic

Very reasonably priced. My size. Seriously...

Very reasonably priced.
My size.
Seriously serious.
An almost unique opportunity to get something like this. ...
09-13-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Ronsonic

My Privateers are holding up fine after about two...

My Privateers are holding up fine after about two and a half years.

Sole separation is a pretty easy fix. Shoe repair shops can do a perfect job of this for not much money. Or, as one guy...
09-06-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Ronsonic

I agree with Jonny to not try to convert...

I agree with Jonny to not try to convert anything, the bike is what it is. But tires are a wear item that you'll replace anyway. See what fits. Bigger is better in almost any case. I don't see any...
09-06-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ronsonic

Good points, but things have changed since then,...

Good points, but things have changed since then, like the rest of the bike. The single ring means you don't have to shift the goofy thing. Modern geometry means getting out of the saddle and rocking...
09-06-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ronsonic

This may be an obsolete problem. BitD, tolerances...

This may be an obsolete problem. BitD, tolerances weren't what they are now and producing a batch of bearings that matched to say, 25 millionths of an inch was easier than getting them to match a...
09-06-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,097
Posted By Ronsonic

I don't know if cable failure destroys the older...

I don't know if cable failure destroys the older brifters, but new or old a failing cable inside the brifter, even just starting to fray is a bit of a nightmare.

For my Shimano bikes I use...
09-04-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ronsonic

If the OEM used anything better than standard...

If the OEM used anything better than standard grade 25s they would tell you very loudly in the marketing hype. Lower priced stuff is grade 100 or worse.

Campagnolo uses grade 5 in some stuff....
09-04-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ronsonic

Balls are graded according to how well they match...

Balls are graded according to how well they match the rest of their batch moreso than how closely they match the specified size. True, modern manufacturing brings them very tightly to spec, but...
09-04-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Ronsonic

I've seen a couple of different colors and styles...

I've seen a couple of different colors and styles of Shimano grease over the years.

I really don't think that the temperatures and loads on bicycle bearings are such to stress any grease....
09-04-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ronsonic

My latest wheel build went black hubs and rims...

My latest wheel build went black hubs and rims with silver spokes and nips.

Tired of the blah, blah, black all over murdered-out thing.
08-26-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,549
Posted By Ronsonic

This ill-tempered thing. It could throw me...

This ill-tempered thing. It could throw me further than I could throw it.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x628/000_0157_da5a1fd9fb9132f872b62a3fe9949d62072b7d4d.jpg

A...
08-26-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,778
Posted By Ronsonic

If I were pulling them and refreshing the grease...

If I were pulling them and refreshing the grease as often as I suspect you are, then there wouldn't be a reason to replace them each time.

Being me, they often go for a few years between service...
08-26-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Ronsonic

They have country theme jerseys but don't have a...

They have country theme jerseys but don't have a Belguim. What up wi dat?
08-26-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Ronsonic

Unless you're Victor Wooten and then you get to...

Unless you're Victor Wooten and then you get to wear Primal MTB jerseys on stage.
08-26-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Ronsonic

I do and I keep riding. My strava times are in...

I do and I keep riding. My strava times are in the upper half of the field in road and off-road segments and in my 60s that's pretty decent with or without COPD.

Watch your triggers. When you ride...
08-19-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Ronsonic

I live in Florida and am embarrassed to call it...

I live in Florida and am embarrassed to call it mountain biking. But, it is indeed off-road riding and that's what we can do here.

We do have some crazy fun trails that rip and rollercoaster in...
08-19-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,067
Posted By Ronsonic

The difference between theory and reality is that...

The difference between theory and reality is that in theory there is no difference.
08-19-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,067
Posted By Ronsonic

The one that got me is seeing a handlebar plug...

The one that got me is seeing a handlebar plug sticking out a bit and then just knocking it back in place with the heel of my hand.
08-19-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ronsonic

From what I've seen and felt, road parts just...

From what I've seen and felt, road parts just have not had the kinds of improvements that mountain bike suspension has. The lower end stuff is much better than it used to be but it doesn't do...
08-17-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By Ronsonic

Ever since Performance bought them they haven't...

Ever since Performance bought them they haven't gotten the respect they're due. Mostly just big lots of bike stores.

I go back to paper catalogs and mailing checks to them and then checking the...
08-17-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ronsonic

If we were talking mountain bikes, no contest,...

If we were talking mountain bikes, no contest, the new stuff, even entry level wins. I did that contest.

Road bikes were pretty much sorted by the turn of the century. I don't have a Shimano...
08-17-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets...

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets brittle over time, the glue holding the velcro that holds the pads goes south. I'm sure the manufacturers will tell you that only a fresh helmet is...
08-14-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 422
Posted By Ronsonic

Four pounds for the kind of fork you'll find on...

Four pounds for the kind of fork you'll find on bikes under 1000. Under $500 expect it to weigh six. Good stuff runs just over three pounds and less.

Rigid forks from one to two and a half...
08-14-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm a cheapskate and just get the high zoot fancy...

I'm a cheapskate and just get the high zoot fancy pants helmet from two years ago.

They don't go bad on the shelf that fast and you can get a high-quality, light helmet for a reasonable price.
08-08-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Ronsonic

Wears very well. These aren't on a bike I ride...

Wears very well. These aren't on a bike I ride hard but they hold up great and the traction is fine for patches of sand and what-not.
08-08-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Ronsonic

Handlebars are available in much wider sizes than...

Handlebars are available in much wider sizes than back in the day. Sure, you'd rather not have to buy and install a new bar, but it might be easier than finding an odd barend.

I use and like the...
08-08-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronsonic

Unless there is something seriously wrong with...

Unless there is something seriously wrong with the install or you've got something just plain broke, the strength of your crankset isn't the problem.

You just aren't that strong, nobody is.
...
08-04-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Ronsonic

Canker's right, But, you can also run a road 10s...

Canker's right, But, you can also run a road 10s cassette on that freehub and just be very very sure to readjust the inside limit screw to take out the missing cog.
08-04-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,870
Posted By Ronsonic

Run along pushing your bike next to you, give it...

Run along pushing your bike next to you, give it a shove. It will roll in a straight line. Bikes do that. Don't mess it up when you ride no handed. Let / help the bike do it's thing.

Geometry does...
08-01-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 550
Posted By Ronsonic

Bike Hub Store stuff is pretty darned good and...

Bike Hub Store stuff is pretty darned good and very reasonably priced.
08-01-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Ronsonic

Those look like a knobbier version of the Kenda...

Those look like a knobbier version of the Kenda K-Rad I've been using and was going to recommend. Also a BMX pattern.
...
07-30-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Ronsonic

The "arrow" tread tire goes on the front with the...

The "arrow" tread tire goes on the front with the arrow pointed forward looking from the top.

Unless you ride fast on pavement then you've really got the wrong tire.
07-30-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ronsonic

Seems like a sound strategy. I was thinking...

Seems like a sound strategy. I was thinking another Trek dealer, but this is even better.
07-30-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Ronsonic

Uh, sorry to drift of topic, but ..... So what's...

Uh, sorry to drift of topic, but ..... So what's the point of it?

Back to the OP I'd use the data point from the 120mm spindle and measure just how much further in you want it to go.

Sugino...
07-30-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Ronsonic

Cup and cone hubs are highly repairable and...

Cup and cone hubs are highly repairable and rebuild-able. Take a look, may just need balls and cleaning. If it needs cones, that's not a big deal either but should remind you to not let them go so...
07-30-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By Ronsonic

Decent quality helmets have pads that can be...

Decent quality helmets have pads that can be purchased and replaced.
07-27-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Ronsonic

You can use almost any (certified) helmet for...

You can use almost any (certified) helmet for almost anything, almost.

After the certification for impact behavior, the big differences in different styles and prices is in ventilation, weight and...
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