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06-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By Camilo

I haven't read the entire thread so this may be...

I haven't read the entire thread so this may be repetitive.

I had some individual packets of Scratch powder. They might have been samples I picked up somewhere. I like Scratch because it isn't...
06-15-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Camilo

If you pm me your mailing address, I'll mail you...

If you pm me your mailing address, I'll mail you one. For some unknown reason I have several in my box of sh..., er stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 303,247
Posted By Camilo

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06-12-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By Camilo

The cutting guide that Park sells is not...

The cutting guide that Park sells is not necessary at all.. Just make a reasonably accurate mark all the way around the tube, or several at intervals, and just carefully cut it with a hack saw,...
06-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By Camilo

Is there a particular reason you didn't cut the...

Is there a particular reason you didn't cut the steer tube yourself? It really is very simple as long as you're just reasonably careful.
06-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,158
Posted By Camilo

I don't disagree that on mid-upper end road bikes...

I don't disagree that on mid-upper end road bikes this is probably true. But I think you're implying our arguments aren't worthwhile - why is that?
06-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Camilo

The R600 and R700 are good 10 speed cranks in...

The R600 and R700 are good 10 speed cranks in 110BCD and you can find nice used ones on Ebay. The R700 is said to be ~Ultegra or DuraAce 10 speed while the 600 ~105. I have a 700 and while I can't...
06-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By Camilo

Really easy to set up because no messing around...

Really easy to set up because no messing around with proper length and properly cut housing. Not saying it's better; just that I've set up a couple of downtube shifter bikes recently and was reminded...
06-08-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,158
Posted By Camilo

About the only personal knowledge I have is my...

About the only personal knowledge I have is my wife who is certainly not a bike nerd and just gets on the bike and rides. Now, I'm her mechanic so that's something (I know how to set them up... but...
06-07-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,310
Posted By Camilo

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06-07-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By Camilo

Me too. But I just ordered a pair yesterday and...

Me too. But I just ordered a pair yesterday and they're back ordered. I don't know when I'll get them. Maybe I should order 2?
06-07-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,158
Posted By Camilo

Having used and maintained both doubles and...

Having used and maintained both doubles and triples for over 40 years, I just have never understood this idea that triples are harder to adjust and/or use. It's never been the case for me. In fact,...
06-05-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Camilo

Interesting. Road bike riding had and has the...

Interesting. Road bike riding had and has the opposite effect for me.

A couple of years ago, I had terrible sciatica from a bulging disc and a spondylolisthesis - all happening at L4-L5-S1 which...
06-04-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,677
Posted By Camilo

The only reasonable solution is to have one each:...

The only reasonable solution is to have one each: carbonfiber, titanium, steel and aluminum. I just completed my collection this spring and now wonder what to spend money on. Oh, and they're all...
06-04-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By Camilo

As others have said, you can't go wrong with...

As others have said, you can't go wrong with Shimano pedals, even the cheapest ones will probably outlive 99% of average riders. I have several, including used, and haave never had a problem with...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for all the comments. It really helped. ...

Thanks for all the comments. It really helped.

First, DUH - I am embarrassed that you had to point out that the shorter fork legs actually steepen the headtube angle. That's what I was...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By Camilo

New Fork - real handling difference or imagination?

Hi:

I hope this is an appropriate forum. I'm thinking frame builders can help.

I acquired a 1996 Litespeed Classic frame, size 53cm. I bought a new fork which I thought was appropriate, but it...
06-03-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Camilo

I don't think there's any reason that you can't...

I don't think there's any reason that you can't use your 10/11 speed crank with a 7 speed cassette on your existing hubs. I think you should use a 10 speed chain.

Is that 7 speed hub wheel...
05-25-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Camilo

For what it's worth, I'm using Force 10 speed...

For what it's worth, I'm using Force 10 speed levers with Dura Ace 7800 brakes and they work perfectly - at least it sure feels that way to me.

If you look on ebay, there's always lots of Sram RDs...
05-24-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Camilo

If your saddle and riding position are...

If your saddle and riding position are comfortable and you only want to raise the handlebars, get a steeper angled stem. There are online calculators that can compare different rises and lengths...
05-23-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Camilo

Correct. The clicks you described sound right.

Correct. The clicks you described sound right.
05-10-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 58,599
Posted By Camilo

Ex Pres

Can't say enough good things about the beautiful Litespeed Classic frame that Ex Pres sold me. Not only is the frame in beautiful condition, but he obviously went to great lengths to make a box to...
05-04-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Camilo

BBs are cheap, less than $30. Get whatever...

BBs are cheap, less than $30.

Get whatever new crank fits your specifications and budget. Get a new BB to match it, and you're gold. The new BB is not a significant cost consideration or hassle.
05-04-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Camilo

I only have one Campy bike and believe those are...

I only have one Campy bike and believe those are the only three tools a person would need. The cassette and BB tools both look a lot like the Shimano/Sram ones, but the teeth are slightly different....
05-04-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Camilo

Front derailleurs are cheap-ish and easy to...

Front derailleurs are cheap-ish and easy to install. Get a new one and keep on top of the lube better next time.
05-04-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By Camilo

I know from experience that 8 and 9 speed Shimano...

I know from experience that 8 and 9 speed Shimano MTB derailleurs work perfectly with 9 and 10 speed Shimano road shifters. I have that set up on two of my wife's bikes and one of my own. I have a...
05-04-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Camilo

Man, three months of a great bike sitting unused...

Man, three months of a great bike sitting unused - get a new crank and BB!

I'd bet that you have a conventional British threaded bottom bracket which means that that the crank and BB will be easy...
12-09-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By Camilo

I don't know if you're talking about the...

I don't know if you're talking about the inevitability of being investigated or the inevitability of running your wallet through the wash again.

If the wallet is what you're concerned about,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,295
Posted By Camilo

My wheels were built with Velocity rims and had...

My wheels were built with Velocity rims and had only normal Velocity decals. No Prowheelbuilder decals.
09-13-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,722
Posted By Camilo

"Loss for Words"? 8-) But as another who is...

"Loss for Words"? 8-)

But as another who is healthy enough to ride a bike, but needs regular PT (and the bike is actually part of the PT!) I totally sympathize with you and wish you safety and...
08-24-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,764
Posted By Camilo

You mean Stars and Stripes forever? ...

You mean Stars and Stripes forever?

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(stars and bars)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Camilo

Z's are great frames. I've been riding a Z frame...

Z's are great frames. I've been riding a Z frame I bought new in '10 or '11 or so and built up with Sram Red and some excellent parts and wheels. The frame I have is a step below what was the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,675
Posted By Camilo

Well, if you're just riding on the road, why...

Well, if you're just riding on the road, why would you care if someone passes you unless you happen to just want to do a chase for fun. But not because you somehow seem to need to react to the pass....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Camilo

The Z2 doesn't in itself indicate frame quality...

The Z2 doesn't in itself indicate frame quality except that it probably used the highest grade of Z frame available at the time. I don't know for sure about 2013, but the years I'm familiar with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 12:12 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,675
Posted By Camilo

Does anyone really care, I mean really? if they...

Does anyone really care, I mean really? if they get passed by anyone while they're out riding by themselves?
08-18-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,022
Posted By Camilo

Maybe I missed somethng - how did he try to kill...

Maybe I missed somethng - how did he try to kill you? Asshattery, for sure, but it doesn't sound actually dangerous to you and sounds like it deserved a chuckle at the knucklehead, but not any fear...
08-17-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Camilo

West Maui loop, clockwise direction. One of the...

West Maui loop, clockwise direction. One of the most fun and beautiful ~60 mile rides I've ever done. Incredible.
08-17-17, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,369
Posted By Camilo

You should just try it. Many examples above of...

You should just try it. Many examples above of various iterations of Campy and Shimano 8 speed mix and match. My story is Campy 8 speed shifters and RD w/ Shimano 8 speed cassette. Worked very...
08-17-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By Camilo

My Syncro 2 8 speed w Record 8 speed RD workd...

My Syncro 2 8 speed w Record 8 speed RD workd perfectly. Couldn't be happier with. Comparable to the two SIS setups I've used. Different feel, sure. But works great.
08-15-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
Posted By Camilo

I had a very similar Super Course MKII that I...

I had a very similar Super Course MKII that I bought in '78 used so it could be similar vintage. It had that same crank (as far as I can tell.... steel, cotterless) but it had Simplex derailleurs and...
08-13-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,264
Posted By Camilo

Yea, find out specifically what pedals work for...

Yea, find out specifically what pedals work for you and which don't. Post that information, maybe with photos to identify if you can.
08-11-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,922
Posted By Camilo

Some of my heavier friends go faster downhill...

Some of my heavier friends go faster downhill than me, some slower because they have more frontal area to increase drag - especially if they're tall and relatively thin - but still heavier than...
08-11-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,178
Posted By Camilo

What he said.

What he said.
07-31-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Camilo

I wear a helmet, but the rare times I forget it,...

I wear a helmet, but the rare times I forget it, I just ride and don't even think about it. It's not essential for riding or safety.
07-31-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Camilo

Find some neodymium aka "rare earth" super strong...

Find some neodymium aka "rare earth" super strong disk magnets and attach them to the end of your pedal spindle to replace the conventional strap-on sensor. They work great for cadence sensors...
07-31-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,049
Posted By Camilo

I'm hoping that before I die, the boutique...

I'm hoping that before I die, the boutique brewers will refine their craft enough so they can brew a good pilsner. But that takes decades of experience and refined brewing not just a few years and a...
07-31-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Camilo

Oh man, that exact Glenns (probably) guided me...

Oh man, that exact Glenns (probably) guided me through a ignorant complete stripping and rebuild of a used Gitane in the summer of '74. What a book from coaster brakes and one piece cranks to...
07-24-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,787
Posted By Camilo

Yea, and in my teen years, I've thrown eggs at...

Yea, and in my teen years, I've thrown eggs at people from a moving car. It was a "thing" in the 60s. Dumb for sure, but for some reason we thought it was a good idea at the time. No injuries or...
07-24-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,818
Posted By Camilo

The only thing that matters is how much you enjoy...

The only thing that matters is how much you enjoy your gear. Going faster, "dropping" people, looking better, etc. are meaningless unless that's what you actually enjoy.

I enjoy riding my fairly...
07-21-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,855
Posted By Camilo

Final answer!

Final answer!
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