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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,005
Posted By RGMN

Mine sure is the "ONE bike." It is my go-to bike...

Mine sure is the "ONE bike." It is my go-to bike if I have any question on what which one to use, and it never fails to put a smile on my face.

I use a 6º stem on mine and the bars are about 1/2"...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By RGMN

That looks just a touch big for you ;)

That looks just a touch big for you ;)
11-07-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By RGMN

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the...

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the lock ring on the tool, and use the rim to turn it.
10-27-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,246
Posted By RGMN

Several years ago a buddy and I were out for a...

Several years ago a buddy and I were out for a ride out by his place in the country. We're riding side-by-side on a nearly deserted road when some guy in a pickup comes up behind us and starts...
10-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,246
Posted By RGMN

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled...

Got to spend a night in jail after getting pulled over on my bike. Cop decided that is was suspicious that a minority kid would have a nice bike, even stranger that he would be carrying the sales...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,691
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: I didn't realize how many of my routes...

:thumb: I didn't realize how many of my routes used that that bridge. I've been across it 4 times in the last week.
09-13-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,325
Posted By RGMN

I don't understand gravel riding. I don't...

I don't understand gravel riding. I don't understood why I should pack up my bike, drive 20-30 miles to gravel roads, and go for a ride on a surface I'm more likely to crash on (even with gravel...
08-30-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,167
Posted By RGMN

He could do something about but didn't have the...

He could do something about but didn't have the integrity to do it. And we wonder why LEOs act the way they do.
08-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,167
Posted By RGMN

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually...

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually stay on Minnetonka Dr to the right turn on Elm, take the informal entrance to the LRT trail, ride the couple hundred yards to Shady Oak on the trail,...
08-26-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,167
Posted By RGMN

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills...

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills for that exact reason. But I'm usually crossing that intersection to go north on Plymouth rather than ride along Mtka. And Minnetonka PD only cares...
08-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By RGMN

Most LEO have no incentive to check the serial...

Most LEO have no incentive to check the serial number of a bike. If it gets sold at auction that money goes to the police department. If they check the serial number and find that an owner reported...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By RGMN

Even if you carry a spare tube it is always a...

Even if you carry a spare tube it is always a good idea to carry a patch kit. I like the Park Pre-Glued Patches (https://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2), they are quick to install,...
08-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: Unless you want the experience or are...

:thumb:
Unless you want the experience or are doing a restoration that originally used lacquer there is no point in using it. Much better paints (easier to spray, nicer finish, more durable finish)...
08-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By RGMN

I carry that much plus a small multi tool...

I carry that much plus a small multi tool (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/multi-tools-multi-tools/products/1-mt-stdr-v104t5). All of it easily fits in a small seat bag...
08-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By RGMN

Lake of the Isles, where you cross to go to Bde...

Lake of the Isles, where you cross to go to Bde Maka Ska. Colnago rider was coming off the Greenway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By RGMN

I also put my helmet pads in one so I don't need...

I also put my helmet pads in one so I don't need to search the washer to find all the pads.
08-10-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By RGMN

I ride my Campag drivetrain all the time in the...

I ride my Campag drivetrain all the time in the big/big as well, but in my case it is a 53/27. With a Chorus cassette it is as quiet as any other combination. With the Miche it does make a little...
08-02-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,804
Posted By RGMN

I had to do a double take on that picture of your...

I had to do a double take on that picture of your kit - I was wondering how you got a picture of my kit....
07-31-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By RGMN

26.5mm is the correct diameter for the fork crown...

26.5mm is the correct diameter for the fork crown seat. Any smaller and you need to use retaining compound on the crown race to keep it in place. A PVC pipe won't work, you need a steel pipe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,108
Posted By RGMN

I used to have a Phillips Saferide 80 light. Lost...

I used to have a Phillips Saferide 80 light. Lost it somewhere along the way. Best light I've ever owned as far as putting usable light on the road. It really showed that beam pattern is at least as...
07-22-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By RGMN

My employer provides a bent up bike rack that...

My employer provides a bent up bike rack that isn't fastened to anything and a policy that wearing sports clothing inside any building is strictly forbidden. This means we need to change clothes...
07-21-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By RGMN

I used to think ignoring it would help. It...

I used to think ignoring it would help. It doesn't, it only solidifies a racist's beliefs.

The funny thing is, and it's only taken me about 50 years to learn this, is that, as a racial minority, I...
07-21-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By RGMN

Does your freehub body look like this: ...

Does your freehub body look like this:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/508x640/campag_freehub_002_copy_67631e51a7d7cd81465f702cd9a23f56a9641c27.jpg

If it does that's only...
07-21-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By RGMN

I tell them I'll leave when they leave. It...

I tell them I'll leave when they leave. It usually leaves them befuddled. And they usually aren't smart enough to figure it out.
07-20-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By RGMN

I've had the discussion with my cardiologist...

I've had the discussion with my cardiologist about going off Metoprolol Succinate due to the heart rate limiting effect. I know and can feel that it limits my peak performance but it also helps...
07-19-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By RGMN

I had a heart attack 8 years ago at age 50 during...

I had a heart attack 8 years ago at age 50 during an early season 25 mile solo ride. It was a simple out-and-back ride, but I didn't feel good the whole ride out, at the turn-around I felt like I had...
07-12-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,252
Posted By RGMN

I don't know if they are easy to strip but with a...

I don't know if they are easy to strip but with a conventional "L" wrench tightening them is at a slight angle, making it more likely they can cam out and damage the head. Having the longer Torx bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,585
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: Although lately I've been stuffing the...

:thumb: Although lately I've been stuffing the buff in a jersey pocket. Takes up almost no room and don't even notice it's there, and it stops my pump from rattling. I have a number of half length...
07-02-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By RGMN

The seal is missing. It is Campagnolo HS-RE006....

The seal is missing. It is Campagnolo HS-RE006. And check the bearings, they might be in upside down. It actually does make a difference in headset height.
06-26-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,038
Posted By RGMN

One of my old biathlon buddies is an ER doc. He...

One of my old biathlon buddies is an ER doc. He is sort of strange in that he doesn't cycle in the off season so he doesn't know a lot about biking. We were sitting in the barracks after shooting one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By RGMN

Pinarello F8 specific mini tool...

Pinarello F8 specific mini tool (https://glorycycles.com/pinarello-most-f8-essential-11-mini-tool/). At least it shows what tools they think you need to fix an F8 on the road.
06-20-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By RGMN

Garmin released a new firmware, v 3.70, with the...

Garmin released a new firmware, v 3.70, with the following updates:

Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70:

Fix recovery advisor not syncing to other Garmin devices
Prevent odometer from...
06-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,299
Posted By RGMN

After playing with this and a chance conversation...

After playing with this and a chance conversation with my firmware architect at work I actually have the Garmin 130, Garmin RTL510, and Bontrager Ion 200RT working reliably. Both the RTL510 and the...
06-11-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By RGMN

I seem to recall that those fit in the PCS-1...

I seem to recall that those fit in the PCS-1 stand. The diameter and length are correct, and the PCS-1 clamping bolt will tighten on. The problem was without the groove the clamp would come out of...
06-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By RGMN

I have a version of that clamp in my PRS-25...

I have a version of that clamp in my PRS-25 stand. It's sturdy, fits almost everything, and holds a bike well once clamped but I find them a little fiddly to use. I never use the cam action, only the...
06-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By RGMN

I have that exact stand. The "lands" on the...

I have that exact stand. The "lands" on the clamp head are 50mm, the groove is 46.3mm. And the shaft is 19.25mm...
06-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By RGMN

Changing the bearings is easy. Remove the snap...

Changing the bearings is easy. Remove the snap ring, pull the bearing, push the new bearing on, replace the snap ring. Takes about 5 minutes to do both sides, 10 if you need to pull the chainset....
06-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By RGMN

Same thing I've been doing, I've been retiring my...

Same thing I've been doing, I've been retiring my multitools and replacing them with a Lezyne Storage Drive (https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/multi-tools-multi-tools/products/1-mt-stdr-v104t5)...
06-08-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By RGMN

Simple answer: MSRP agreements require all...

Simple answer: MSRP agreements require all retailers to advertise the covered products within the MSRP range. If any covered product is advertised for less than the MSRP the retailer loses access to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By RGMN

I wouldn't recommend salmons on carbon rims....

I wouldn't recommend salmons on carbon rims. SwissStop Yellow King or Black Prince on carbon rims.
05-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By RGMN

2 different lock rings for the 9sp on an...

2 different lock rings for the 9sp on an oversized axle hub, 1 for 11 tooth, the other for 12 tooth and up. Your LBS should be able to order them from Quality.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,220
Posted By RGMN

DC Rainmaker...

DC Rainmaker (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/varia-radar-maps-connect-app.html) has a write-up on a new feature for the Varia units. A third party has come up with an app that tracks how many...
05-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By RGMN

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need...

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need to flex the carrier a little to see if a crack opens. Usually they are obvious

Noticed how they wound up the coil spring with the spring coiling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,220
Posted By RGMN

Since I got my RTL510 I've wondered how good the...

Since I got my RTL510 I've wondered how good the light is. I got my answer yesterday - it's really good. I was able to see it over a half mile away. On my ride yesterday (sunny day ~ 5pm) I overtook...
05-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By RGMN

A couple of things come to mind: If the...

A couple of things come to mind:

If the G-spring carrier is cracked you can see this type of behavior
If you tighten the coil spring too much it will exhibit this behavior. You only need to...
05-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RGMN

I use cut gloves with dorsal impact protection...

I use cut gloves with dorsal impact protection (https://www.ergodyne.com/proflex-922cr-level-5-cut-resistant-nitrile-dipped-dorsal-impact-reducing-gloves.html) whenever I'm working around...
05-12-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RGMN

Do yourself a favor and skip the chain whip. ...

Do yourself a favor and skip the chain whip. They are awkward to use and can slip if not set properly. Get a Pedro's Vise Whip (https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip/)...
04-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By RGMN

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing....

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing. Everyone has already mentioned the housing will compress, but brake housing is also sized for 1.6mm cables, while most shift cables are 1.2mm. This...
04-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,880
Posted By RGMN

There are times I wish I still had mine. I had...

There are times I wish I still had mine. I had one of the same vintage (mine was from 1978), rode the hell out of it and it kept coming back for more. It still rates as one of the more memorable...
04-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,190
Posted By RGMN

You use the same spot on the rim for all the...

You use the same spot on the rim for all the measurements so the wheel trueness doesn't affect the measurement. Usually you use the valve stem as it is an easy point to repeatably find, but I've used...
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