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Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By gkamieneski

I bought these for my wife this summer. They...

I bought these for my wife this summer. They definitely seemed to be at an Ultegra level, much better than 105. They came setup for tubeless with the valves installed, so I had to remove the valves...
11-14-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By gkamieneski

Pearl Izumi has quite a few offerings in merino...

Pearl Izumi has quite a few offerings in merino wool including a thermal merino wool model. Iíve used Smartwool socks and these compare favorably to them.
11-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By gkamieneski

If I were the OP I would pay attention to the...

If I were the OP I would pay attention to the changing trend to this conversation. I mentioned examples of very suitable 50mm plugs way back in message #5. Most common stems now have 40mm between...
11-05-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By gkamieneski

There certainly are longer compression plugs that...

There certainly are longer compression plugs that will likely make you feel more comfortable. Colnago and Origin8 come to mind. I seem to recall that these were at least 50mm long.
11-02-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,430
Posted By gkamieneski

I guess I was wondering what the detriment of the...

I guess I was wondering what the detriment of the basement environment and always being partially inflated would be on the tires as opposed to being put back in their box. Inflating them and hanging...
11-02-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,430
Posted By gkamieneski

Storing Spare Tubs

I guess I seldom have new tubs hanging around, but just now I have 2 new Sprinters on spare GL330s inflated to 50psi.

How long do people store sewups this way, or once stretched do they fold them...
11-01-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By gkamieneski

Found this same problem myself with a Cateye...

Found this same problem myself with a Cateye Padrone Smart and a Niterider headlamp. You can sometimes solve it by moving the Niterider farther away from the computer along the bars.

I solved my...
10-31-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By gkamieneski

I use Caffelatex on my rear Conti Sprinter. When...

I use Caffelatex on my rear Conti Sprinter. When I think I am done riding the bike with sewups for the season, I use the syringe and long needle to suck as much sealant out as possible before...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,390
Posted By gkamieneski

Fwiw, those aren’t trapezoids. They are...

Fwiw, those aren’t trapezoids. They are parallelograms.
10-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By gkamieneski

Who knew Bianchi USA was once a division of Vespa...

Who knew Bianchi USA was once a division of Vespa of America?
10-20-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,461
Posted By gkamieneski

JamesDak, you just have to find a set of Ergo 8s,...

JamesDak, you just have to find a set of Ergo 8s, perhaps on the bay. Youíll love them!

I too have a set of wheels with Veloce 9sp spaced for 8 speeds with the Wheels MFG kit. I know Campagnolo...
10-10-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By gkamieneski

Isn't Suntour really Maeda Heavy Industries?

Isn't Suntour really Maeda Heavy Industries?
10-10-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,430
Posted By gkamieneski

My order was for 25mm Sprinter Gatorskins....

My order was for 25mm Sprinter Gatorskins. Purchased one in June and I think I paid $54 and was pleased with that. Can't beat $17.95 for this one though.

Fwiw, these mount to GL330s and Reflex...
10-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,430
Posted By gkamieneski

My Sprinters arrived yesterday. Box was a little...

My Sprinters arrived yesterday. Box was a little beat up here as well, but tire appeared to be fine, maybe just in the shop too long? Put them on my stretching rims and everything seems o.k. Maybe...
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By gkamieneski

Seems seriously overpriced. Also, cant' tell for...

Seems seriously overpriced. Also, cant' tell for sure but those look to be sewup wheels/tires. If that's not what you're looking for, you'd also need to buy another wheelset.
09-18-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By gkamieneski

I once used 6sp Accushift and later Suntour...

I once used 6sp Accushift and later Suntour Superbe Pro (believe this was a 7sp drivetrain using Winner Pro freewheels. My recollection is that the D.I.D. chains worked as well.
09-17-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,968
Posted By gkamieneski

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Ergo 8sp...
09-14-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,968
Posted By gkamieneski

I know this is in C & V so what I am about to say...

I know this is in C & V so what I am about to say does not apply as much as it does to the general road riding population.

I find it ironic how many riders purchase equipment, bicycles and...
09-13-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,968
Posted By gkamieneski

Your bars and brake levers are set up correctly....

Your bars and brake levers are set up correctly. If others have the bars rotated or levers pointing upward, itís because the bicycle doesnít fit them in the first place.
09-12-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,968
Posted By gkamieneski

Those bars need to be rotated downward probably...

Those bars need to be rotated downward probably 20 degrees almost to the point where the bottom of the drops are almost parallel to the ground (about 10 degrees short of parallel). Those look to be...
09-11-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By gkamieneski

Not sure if this will be of help, but I can tell...

Not sure if this will be of help, but I can tell you that for winter wheels in an 8sp Campagnolo drivetrain I use a Sachs 7sp freewheel and it works perfectly. My recollection is that I also used...
09-07-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By gkamieneski

I’ve always thought it should be rotated 180d for...

I’ve always thought it should be rotated 180d for a carbon frame, but lately I have noticed manufacturers deliver bicycles with the collar secured at the rear.

So, I agree with Andy, yet my...
09-07-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By gkamieneski

Yes. That is what I am suggesting you do by my...

Yes. That is what I am suggesting you do by my instructions. Old hub, old spokes, new rim. Used to have to do this frequently in the days of Mavic MA40, MA3 rims etc. These rims would often...
09-06-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

Velocals has a lot of options when I look at the...

Velocals has a lot of options when I look at the Pinarello decals. Looks like getting the right shade of blue lettering won't be easy and then they offer the decals in a choice of 8...
09-05-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 723
Posted By gkamieneski

You will pay more for the wider sewups. 25s are...

You will pay more for the wider sewups. 25s are becoming common now. Note that it can take 3 layers of glue to the rim and perhaps 2 to the tire’s basetape to secure the sewup. Suggest watching a...
09-05-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By gkamieneski

Line up the valve holes and have hole offsets...

Line up the valve holes and have hole offsets equal on both old and new rims, tape together in 3 spots, then transfer spokes one at a time as many have said. Any spoke that spooks you, just replace...
09-03-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

That's because I went back to the original...

That's because I went back to the original GL330/Reflex tubular wheelset with the Conti Sprinters. I have another set of Campagnolo hubs that I can run with clinchers and 9sp Veloce cogs Wheels MFG...
09-03-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

This is the "work in process". Still trying to...

This is the "work in process". Still trying to see how that test white panel on the seat tube cleans up.
09-03-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

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09-01-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

Seems the consensus is to leave well enough alone...

Seems the consensus is to leave well enough alone and just ride it.

I am having trouble finding the closest touch up paint for the midnight blue. The automotive touch up I have from VW is not...
08-31-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

Couple of things; the wearing off decals in my...

Couple of things; the wearing off decals in my photos, when they scrape off reveal a "ghosting" on the white panels. Is this something I have to buff down to a consistent white panel before applying...
08-30-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By gkamieneski

Source for Pinarello Gavia TSX Decals

Anyone know of a source for Pinarello Gavia (Columbus TSX) decal set? Mine is the midnight blue with white panels on seat and downtubes and Pinarello lettering in lighter blue. If I can find these,...
08-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 300,430
Posted By gkamieneski

Used to ride with a chap on a Peter Mooney out of...

Used to ride with a chap on a Peter Mooney out of Exeter Cycles. Also, been in Belmont Wheelworks many times, seeing Peter and his frames. We may have passed at times.
08-27-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By gkamieneski

And note that some 10sp cassettes come with their...

And note that some 10sp cassettes come with their own required spacer, so in those rare cases, you’ll have 2 spacers behind the cassette.
08-27-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

Yes. For holding the 3 pawls and springs in place...

Yes. For holding the 3 pawls and springs in place as you slide the cassette body off and for putting it back on. After 8sp Campagnolo made a big change to the pawl design and those hubs are easier to...
08-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

Dave, I assume you’re suggesting the dental floss...

Dave, I assume you’re suggesting the dental floss for holding the pawls in place? Campy also made a nifty little tool for this purpose back in the 8sp days. Just thinking that OP may not be aware of...
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By gkamieneski

Would have to see photos of the brake tracks to...

Would have to see photos of the brake tracks to know for sure of never used. No glue remnants on the mounting surfaces seem to suggest that though.
08-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

SRAM also makes great 8sp chains, but my personal...

SRAM also makes great 8sp chains, but my personal favorite is the KMC X8 chain. Pair that with a Campy 8sp cassette and you will hear very little noise from your drivetrain, especially compared to...
08-23-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

I beg to differ, but nothing to be afraid of with...

I beg to differ, but nothing to be afraid of with Campagnolo 8sp. The cassettes go on just as the modern cassettes of today, just a different spline pattern and the ability to space individual cogs....
08-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,219
Posted By gkamieneski

Bryton has some units that can compete well with...

Bryton has some units that can compete well with Garmin as well as some lower priced units for just tracking workouts. Wanty Gobert Intermarche is a World Pro Team sponsored and using Brytons.
08-22-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

One difficulty you will have will be finding the...

One difficulty you will have will be finding the Campagnolo or Wheels MFG 9sp individual cog conversion kit to 8sp.

The absolute best performance scenario is to simply find an 8sp cassette with...
08-18-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By gkamieneski

Fwiw, I had several Bianchis in the 80s and 90s,...

Fwiw, I had several Bianchis in the 80s and 90s, Columbus CroMor and SBX frames, and none of them had that label on the head tube.
08-15-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

Hasten to add that if you go with the 9sp Veloce...

Hasten to add that if you go with the 9sp Veloce individual cog cassette spaced for 8sp, this cassette would have to be carried by a 9sp Campagnolo hub.
08-14-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By gkamieneski

Campagnolo Veloce 9sp cassettes have individual...

Campagnolo Veloce 9sp cassettes have individual cogs that can be respaced for 8sp using kits from Campagnolo or Wheels MFG. This would require dropping the largest 9th cog, so not sure if that would...
07-05-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By gkamieneski

I donít work on HTII cranks all that often. I do...

I donít work on HTII cranks all that often. I do have one but mainly Campagnolo. But I do think the preload tool is doing more than pushing the crank on far enough to secure the retention device. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By gkamieneski

I guess I thought Campy only has black, white or...

I guess I thought Campy only has black, white or red. Aftermarket, such as Jagwire would have more color options.
06-14-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By gkamieneski

Did you get yours in Belmont?

Did you get yours in Belmont?
05-29-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By gkamieneski

Shimano states that the 7900 has sealed bearings...

Shimano states that the 7900 has sealed bearings in both pulleys. Not sure how they would get that guide pulley to "wobble".
05-29-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By gkamieneski

Shimano Jockey Wheels

I am going to need to replace he jockey wheels for my Shimano 105 10 speed rear derailleur (RD5700) soon. I have heard mention of a Shimano jockey wheel compatibility chart but have never seen one....
Forum: Want To Buy
05-27-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By gkamieneski

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