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01-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By zacster

My commuter bike is an old Trek 7000 that was...

My commuter bike is an old Trek 7000 that was nice in its time. Being aluminum it didn't rust but the paint job got beat up. But the thing that was beat up the most was the saddle, the covering was...
01-09-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By zacster

the difference in pitch between a Campy cassette...

the difference in pitch between a Campy cassette and a Shimano cassette is .2mm for 9sp. You could take a Shimano cassette and insert spacers cut from .2mm polystyrene (overhead projector sheets if...
01-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By zacster

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to...

I had an issue with a KMC chain that appeared to be fake so I sent it back and ordered another that was new but in the old packaging and it was clearly better quality. I said at the time that the...
01-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By zacster

What is it about bikes that make them such...

What is it about bikes that make them such targets? Even the junkiest bikes get stolen. It isn't so that the thief can use it, they aren't worth much as stolen property, what is the big attraction?...
01-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By zacster

I've been using a trainer on and off for many...

I've been using a trainer on and off for many years, mostly off. 3 years ago I went on a kick and started using Sufferfest online and then also Zwift. While in the past I could barely make half an...
Forum: Northeast
01-01-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 103,462
Posted By zacster

I don't even think about riding after a snow. ...

I don't even think about riding after a snow. It's all but completely gone now but I probably won't be out again until March. I just did a ten mile ride on Zwift though.
12-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 938
Posted By zacster

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a...

This just sounds like a bad idea. If you want a bike with an 8 speed IGH get a bike that takes an 8sp IGH. We all think we can "make it work" but attempting to modify a frame so that it will take...
12-22-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By zacster

That's the conclusion I came to. Mine was a...

That's the conclusion I came to. Mine was a Cycleops Fluid 2.
12-22-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By zacster

I put an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on my Core, but...

I put an Ultegra 12-25 cassette on my Core, but have a Campy 13-29 cassette on the wheel now. My setup is Campy 10 and the Ultegra cassette was respaced to match that. I can still swap between them...
Forum: Northeast
12-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 103,462
Posted By zacster

Streetsblog is reporting on the Sanitation Dept's...

Streetsblog is reporting on the Sanitation Dept's lack of snow removal in the bike lanes. I bet they plow in the docks too. I wouldn't know since I've barely left my house since the snow.
12-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By zacster

I did the same for about three quarters of an...

I did the same for about three quarters of an indoor season and then got a power meter. I found that not only were the numbers exaggerated, but the trainer itself would warm up after about half an...
Forum: Northeast
12-13-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,067
Posted By zacster

I just hope it is fully open by Memorial Day...

I just hope it is fully open by Memorial Day weekend, when I frequently ride the trail from Brewster to Brooklyn. The other ride I may do on it would be the GWB/TZ bridge loop, which starts just...
12-12-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By zacster

I've never been able to keep to any training...

I've never been able to keep to any training programs. I'll start them, do a few rides, and then have to miss a few days due to whatever. Usually when I'm ready to go I want to select what I'm in...
12-11-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By zacster

I use my 27" iMac to run Zwift with wireless kb...

I use my 27" iMac to run Zwift with wireless kb and mouse to control it. I can also control everything else on it that way, music, texts, whatever. I have an ANT+ dongle plugged into the wired kb...
12-11-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By zacster

I remember the first time I rode that C'Dale. My...

I remember the first time I rode that C'Dale. My wife (then girlfriend) bought it so she could ride with me. I took it for a quick ride just to see what it was like. Back in that day it was still a...
12-07-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By zacster

And why don't you think that frame is good for...

And why don't you think that frame is good for anything else? It is a perfectly good frame. They were light and stiff. They are old school though.
12-07-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By zacster

If your 87 C'Dale is like my 87 C'Dale, you may...

If your 87 C'Dale is like my 87 C'Dale, you may be OK. The spacing on these is actually 128 not 126 even if it is 6 speed. They were built to accept either a 126 or 130 hub. The Core uses an 11sp...
12-05-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By zacster

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with...

The rubber banding works best in ERG mode with smart trainers. It keeps everybody together as they are working at the same %age of FTP, and everybody gets the same level of workout assuming...
12-02-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By zacster

Maybe you should bite the bullet and change to...

Maybe you should bite the bullet and change to 9/10/11? 8 speed is the red-headed stepchild of the bike industry as you are finding out. I guess though you'll always find someone here on the forum...
12-02-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By zacster

Time to use the secret Campy handshake! I...

Time to use the secret Campy handshake!

I also have Campy 10 shifters and they are completely user rebuildable. I did the g-spring a few years ago and it shifted like new afterwards. This was...
12-02-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By zacster

I can't see going electronic either if your...

I can't see going electronic either if your mechanical system is working. I'm still using Campy 10 from 15 years ago and it still shifts quickly and precisely, at least after the g-spring...
11-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By zacster

Oh. I guess I'm so old school I don't even...

Oh. I guess I'm so old school I don't even remember that electronic shifting exists. That bike is way too hi-tech for me, and I've got power meters, sensors, and all the add-on doodads you could...
11-28-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By zacster

If this is a new bike bought from a shop just...

If this is a new bike bought from a shop just bring it in and they'll adjust it. If not, I'll agree with the post above that the cable needs to be adjusted and tightened. Just tightening the cable...
11-24-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By zacster

But, but, but... this was supposed to be easy....

But, but, but... this was supposed to be easy. They never mention that the faucet will be behind the basin and you won't be able to reach anything, that the old faucet's clamp won't move after being...
11-23-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By zacster

Save yourself the aggravation and get a new hub....

Save yourself the aggravation and get a new hub. I bought a Trek 7000 from 1990 on ebay a few years ago and everything on it was crudded up. I repacked the hubs and bottom bracket but the hubs were...
11-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By zacster

And to think I could swap any wheel with any...

And to think I could swap any wheel with any other with quick release and not have to think about it.
11-23-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By zacster

I'm 65 and my biggest issue when wrenching is...

I'm 65 and my biggest issue when wrenching is being able to see the small parts. They keep getting fuzzier. Today OTOH I decided to replace the faucets on my bathroom sink, it all screws together...
11-23-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By zacster

I went from Campy 10 regular to C10 compact and...

I went from Campy 10 regular to C10 compact and didn't have any problems. It just worked. I'm on my third crank now, a Chorus UT compact, the prior was FSA, the original was Chorus 53/39 square taper.
Forum: Northeast
11-22-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By zacster

It was nice enough on Saturday to do a beach ride...

It was nice enough on Saturday to do a beach ride with my wife. 20 miles up and down Rockaway Beach.
11-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,868
Posted By zacster

Having the smarts to do that is trivial if it...

Having the smarts to do that is trivial if it were connected to the internet. It would likely use the ISP location and be a server side function. But I agree, it would be silly to connect just for...
11-18-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By zacster

And what did the rider look like? Maybe he/she...

And what did the rider look like? Maybe he/she needed to be power washed too! I will make a point though, that since you put yourself through this same mud, if the bike needed power washing the rider...
11-17-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By zacster

No reason not to send it back even if it was your...

No reason not to send it back even if it was your own mistake as long as it is unused.
11-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By zacster

I still don't think a pressure washer is...

I still don't think a pressure washer is necessary. Mud will wash off easily. A regular hose using the "jet" setting should be sufficient for even the most stubborn mud.
11-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By zacster

It should work without much problem. Having...

It should work without much problem. Having smaller cogs on the trainer won't matter. The other way around is probably not ideal but would still probably work too except the derailleur would then...
11-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By zacster

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get...

No, that's not what you do. The trick is to get your derailleur/cable set so that it shifts perfectly on your wheel, then align the cassette(s) on the trainer so that it lines up with the derailleur...
11-16-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By zacster

Yea, but if you get the alignment right it...

Yea, but if you get the alignment right it shouldn't be any further issue. I haven't touched mine for two years now.
11-16-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By zacster

I use a bucket of soapy water and some brushes,...

I use a bucket of soapy water and some brushes, and a hose with the "shower" setting to rinse it. What would be on a bike that needs a pressure wash?
11-16-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By zacster

I have a Kickr Core and it is very quiet. My...

I have a Kickr Core and it is very quiet. My prior trainer was definitely not.
11-16-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By zacster

As round as you can get the wheel you still have...

As round as you can get the wheel you still have a tire to contend with and that is as likely to be out of round same as the wheel. Luckily air pressure evens a lot of it out. As others have said, if...
11-16-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By zacster

I bought an inexpensive one myself on Amazon and...

I bought an inexpensive one myself on Amazon and it is perfectly fine for how I use it. There is also one that was available at Aldi's that was even cheaper, but I don't know if they still have it. I...
11-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By zacster

Maybe it would be better if they charged less and...

Maybe it would be better if they charged less and did not include the cassette so people could buy what they want. I have the Kickr Core and it does not come with a cassette. Everybody has their...
11-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,567
Posted By zacster

In the Bay area you have to contend with changing...

In the Bay area you have to contend with changing weather during your ride more than anywhere else. You can start in the sun by the wharf, hit the cold fog in Golden Gate park, ride through it over...
11-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,868
Posted By zacster

Even more confusing is that India is on the...

Even more confusing is that India is on the half-hour. Plus it was 10.5 hours, but I never remembered which way so I was frequently 3 hours off from time at home when I was in India on business. I...
11-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By zacster

You don't say what your setup is on your bike vs....

You don't say what your setup is on your bike vs. the trainer. Are you even using the same number of speeds? Same brand?

Assuming you are compatible, the likely cause is spacing of the cassette...
11-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By zacster

What I found really helpful with Zwift was to...

What I found really helpful with Zwift was to also have an alternate program to use. It is really easy to get into a habit of not quite pushing yourself with it, and just riding along. I use The...
11-12-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By zacster

We had the same stretch of beautiful weather here...

We had the same stretch of beautiful weather here in NYC and I got a bunch of miles in. The rain came yesterday and the temps will drop back to normal over the next day or two.
11-12-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,901
Posted By zacster

I've always found it harder to ride in the cold. ...

I've always found it harder to ride in the cold. But I've also considered other reasons than just the cold for it, and the main thing is I'm just not riding as much. It's like that first ride of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,959
Posted By zacster

A final update to this. It's been 5 months now...

A final update to this. It's been 5 months now since my last post on this and I've been riding with the shockstop and wider tires the entire time. It really is just more comfortable, especially on...
Forum: Northeast
11-11-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By zacster

Flatbush south of Ave W is already 2 lanes in...

Flatbush south of Ave W is already 2 lanes in each direction and there is already a buffer, just no bike lane. I would prefer it myself if they would just widen and pave the existing sidewalk for a...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By zacster

New NYC bike lanes

Over the last week or so of beautiful weather I've had the chance to ride in some of the new bike lanes that have gone in. First was the Flatbush Ave lane from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd that...
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