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03-15-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Bluechip

A zip tie on the seat stay works about the same.

A zip tie on the seat stay works about the same.
12-17-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bluechip

It is flat.

It is flat.
12-15-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Bluechip

My wife loves her XS Liv Thrive e-bike. She is...

My wife loves her XS Liv Thrive e-bike. She is only 5'0" and it fits her fine. At 5'5" she could probably fit the S or M.
12-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bluechip

RichSPK- When I bought mine a few years ago they...

RichSPK- When I bought mine a few years ago they had two sizes. The small one that they sell now is smaller than a dime. The larger one was the size of a nickel. I much prefer the small one. It...
12-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bluechip

This one works well for me. Clearview Micro...

This one works well for me. Clearview Micro Mirror ? Cycling safety just became cool! (http://clearviewmicromirror.com). I actually prefer the smaller one.
05-26-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,470
Posted By Bluechip

I've got the Kuat NV2 and I am using pipe...

I've got the Kuat NV2 and I am using pipe insulation too. A little between the tire and fender and some more between the fender and the rack arm
05-04-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,470
Posted By Bluechip

My wife just got a Liv Thrive E bike and we ran...

My wife just got a Liv Thrive E bike and we ran into the same issue. It never crossed my mind the fenders would be an issue with the Kuat rack. I just put the arm carefully over the fender and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bluechip

Installing with the phillips screw? What? You...

Installing with the phillips screw? What? You install with a standard pedal wrench. The phillips screw was access to the grease port.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,031
Posted By Bluechip

I've got a Selle Anatomica on my trainer bike and...

I've got a Selle Anatomica on my trainer bike and it makes it much more comfortable than my usual saddle (1990 Flite).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,325
Posted By Bluechip

The horizontal board is just to keep things...

The horizontal board is just to keep things level. The board can support the weight or not depending on how long the crank is or the overall size of the bike. There is a big difference between my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,325
Posted By Bluechip

Yes, the higher you hang the bike the shorter the...

Yes, the higher you hang the bike the shorter the right lever gets. It actually took me a second or two to figure out what you were talking about.

And yes again, it's a homemade hanger. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,325
Posted By Bluechip

It just depends on what type of space you have...

It just depends on what type of space you have available. I have more wall space then air space so I went with a flat against the wall type.
...
11-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bluechip

Any 80's-90's decent bike can make a nice fixie...

Any 80's-90's decent bike can make a nice fixie with an Eno hub. I had a couple of old Cannondales that are still a pleasure to ride with an Eno hub and some modern handlebars. The main reason I...
11-15-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bluechip

Also just looked at the Gazelles. They look nice...

Also just looked at the Gazelles. They look nice but unless it's a typo both the small and mediums frames are exactly the same dimensions. So they are saying that one bike fits a range of 4'10"-...
11-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bluechip

Same situation here. We ordered a Liv Thrive E+...

Same situation here. We ordered a Liv Thrive E+ Ex Pro (mouthful). It is not expected in until March. There are a lot of nice e- bikes out there but we also have the issue of her being just under...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,014
Posted By Bluechip

Some years ago I bought a bike that had Speedplay...

Some years ago I bought a bike that had Speedplay pedals on it.
Now I have them on all of my road bikes.

If Wahoo has to cull some of the less popular pedals to keep the Zeros going I am fine...
10-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Bluechip

Has anyone tried a Liv Thrive ebike?

My wife is a hair under 5' tall so finding any bike that fits is a challenge let alone an Ebike. We just ordered a '21 Liv Thrive E+ EX Pro. It's dimensions are very close to her current Liv mtb but...
10-24-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bluechip

Like was said above, the answer is no. Even if...

Like was said above, the answer is no. Even if it was possible with some sort of adapter it would be larger and heavier than your current charger you have now. If you are concerned just carry your...
10-25-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,625
Posted By Bluechip

Spacers under the head tube? A novel way of...

Spacers under the head tube? A novel way of adding height and slacking out your geometry. Seriously, that's not right. That seat tube angle would look normal without that gap below the head tube. ...
09-24-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,025
Posted By Bluechip

I think she would be happy with the change to...

I think she would be happy with the change to flat or sweptback bars but it's not a simple swapping out of handlebars and levers. I don't think Shimano road and mountain shifters are compatible with...
09-23-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bluechip

My CAAD9 is currently running Farsports 58x28...

My CAAD9 is currently running Farsports 58x28 rims with Conti GP4 25mm measuring at just under 30mm. No clearance issues with this setup at all.
09-23-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Posted By Bluechip

For the CAAD9 there was either the BB30 or a...

For the CAAD9 there was either the BB30 or a standard threaded bb. Mine has the standard bb and is still doing fine. I am running Force 10sp and it's still a great bike.
09-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Bluechip

The way Cannondale describes it is that there is...

The way Cannondale describes it is that there is no difference in ride qualities. They are designed to ride the same in all respects. The only difference is weight. I have never ridden hi-mod and...
09-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,240
Posted By Bluechip

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Just some scrap lumber I had around. Each one was slightly different. I planned...
08-21-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,805
Posted By Bluechip

I'm just a little frustrated at the broken glass...

I'm just a little frustrated at the broken glass that has been on the road lately. I ride from home but at a point I end up out in the country in an area that is frequented by a large cycling...
08-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,700
Posted By Bluechip

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides...

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides a very small framed bike and has to use side loaders and a small bottle on the seat tube. If you don't go for the flip flop then be careful as to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,998
Posted By Bluechip

I've had many bikes over the years and most have...

I've had many bikes over the years and most have had Shimano components. But I've always sought out the other guys stuff. I really wanted Suntour Superbe when I first started out and finally got it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,749
Posted By Bluechip

I went from a mid level Sidi to an upper level...

I went from a mid level Sidi to an upper level Lake and have been very happy with the change. Try on a few from each brand to see which fits better for you. If you can't find a local shop that has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,233
Posted By Bluechip

Don't forget that rim width affects the final...

Don't forget that rim width affects the final tire width too. On my wide carbon rims a GP4000 in 25mm measures out to 29mm while on my wifes narrow carbon rims they only measure 25mm. It will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,110,712
Posted By Bluechip

The CAAD13 and new SSEvo geometry are almost...

The CAAD13 and new SSEvo geometry are almost identical. Any differences you felt could have been seat setup or stem spacers. The charts I've seen only show a mm difference here or there. I test...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bluechip

I have 3 bikes that have friction shifters and I...

I have 3 bikes that have friction shifters and I am running 10sp in the back. No problem at all for my setups. One has 105 down tube shifters in friction mode. One has old Suntour Sprint dt...
06-20-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,922
Posted By Bluechip

Check with the recumbent forum. It's pretty...

Check with the recumbent forum. It's pretty common for short cranks over there.

Short Bicycle Cranks (http://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/index.html)
05-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,240
Posted By Bluechip

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Six bikes fit without taking up too much wall space.
03-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,203
Posted By Bluechip

If it's in really good shape then $500 or so...

If it's in really good shape then $500 or so seems fair. If it matters to you some of the CAAD9's had standard bottom brackets while others had BB30. That one is either a standard bb or a BB30 with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20,416
Views: 4,715,418
Posted By Bluechip

It was $788 when I ordered. But the order was...

It was $788 when I ordered. But the order was just canceled due to technical issues. Right!! $1169 is still good but not good enough just yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20,416
Views: 4,715,418
Posted By Bluechip

Just ordered Sram Etap 11 from Amazon for less...

Just ordered Sram Etap 11 from Amazon for less than $800. Hope it's for real and not a bag of rocks.
...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,679
Posted By Bluechip

So I guess you weren't able to ride one. Some...

So I guess you weren't able to ride one. Some can't. I mounted one and was able to take off on the first try. OK, second try actually. A little too much wobble on the first pedal stroke. I can't...
09-23-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 41,892
Posted By Bluechip

I have seen other Tesla's (Model S's with the all...

I have seen other Tesla's (Model S's with the all glass roof) use a SeaSucker with good results so I asked them about using one on our Model S with an aluminum roof and was told it was fine. Tesla...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,854
Posted By Bluechip

I love my G3 Powertap hub. I got when the price...

I love my G3 Powertap hub. I got when the price dropped from a ridiculous $800 to a reasonable -$400. I built it up with a Farsports carbon rim and got nice setup for a total of less than $650. I...
09-19-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,748
Posted By Bluechip

This last Sunday I had a low effort ride with my...

This last Sunday I had a low effort ride with my wife. We averaged 13mph for 40 miles that took just over 3 hours to complete. I averaged 70 watts for the entire ride. Calorie wise I burned just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,344
Posted By Bluechip

That's the only thing that works for us. If I...

That's the only thing that works for us. If I ride in front I will invariably just ride off a faster pace. I have to stay behind her. The only exception is when it's extremely windy then I will...
08-29-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,626
Posted By Bluechip

Speedplay Zero's on all of my road bikes. SPD's...

Speedplay Zero's on all of my road bikes. SPD's on mtn bikes.
08-24-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,561
Posted By Bluechip

A brushed titanium finish goes a long way to keep...

A brushed titanium finish goes a long way to keep things looking good. A scotch bright pad takes care of most blemishes easily. On another bike I was replacing a broken shifter with shiny new one. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bluechip

I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend...

I don't think I could ever bring myself to spend the kind of money that this will take but it does look fun (for an indoor ride). And I do enjoy Zwift from time to time. It's Climb x10. ...
06-06-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,280
Posted By Bluechip

5'10" and 56cm for road bikes for the most part....

5'10" and 56cm for road bikes for the most part. I was looking at a used Ridley Noah with a seat mast. The owner was one inch taller than me but had the seat mast cut almost two inches too short for...
06-06-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,482
Posted By Bluechip

I've been riding since the early 80's and my bars...

I've been riding since the early 80's and my bars have always been around 42cm ctc. It could be that I've built up most of my bikes from frames and that is just what I prefer. The shapes have gotten...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 865,264
Posted By Bluechip

Powertap G3 hubs are only $399 on Amazon right...

Powertap G3 hubs are only $399 on Amazon right now. I've had one in my cart for a while and in the last 3 months I've been watching the price slowly drop all the way down from $600. I couldn't pass...
02-20-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By Bluechip

I love my Salsa Woodchippers but they have a ton...

I love my Salsa Woodchippers but they have a ton of flare, probably too much for a dedicated road bike. The Salsa Cowchippers are in-between Woodchippers and regular road bars and would probably be...
02-16-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bluechip

Also check the derailleur hanger. I believe these...

Also check the derailleur hanger. I believe these were not replaceable at that time. Once it goes it becomes a fixed gear bike. I lost my first Cannondale because of this back in '85. The crash...
02-15-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,690
Posted By Bluechip

2.8 is newer than 3.0. It referred to the weight...

2.8 is newer than 3.0. It referred to the weight of the 56cm frame. These are pre CAAD.
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