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07-05-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Carbonated

I rode the Firecracker metric century in Raleigh....

I rode the Firecracker metric century in Raleigh. I consistently ride 3 times a week but I haven't ridden in a metric for several years. I had no intentions of riding this year as I have participated...
06-08-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks Maelochs

Thanks for the feedback Maelochs and your kind words. I shouldn't have been a smart@$$ about it.
Wish we could have a beer or two together. I will have an extra one in your honor:)
Peace out!
06-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carbonated

Good info...

Lots of good information - thanks. I have to agree Maelochs, my question wasn't very clear.

I mainly wanted feedback from those who have experience with 1X's and the type of riding they do. I...
06-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carbonated

Really?

Is it really that obvious? The reason I ask this is because a (winning) competitive mountain and cross cyclist (and accomplished mechanical engineer) disagreed with me on what drivetrain a friend...
06-06-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By Carbonated

Sram 1x

I'm curious if anyone is running or has run a SRAM 1X drivetrain. I work with an accomplished mountain and cross biker who claims in the future it will dominate the market.

I was skeptical...
06-04-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,893
Posted By Carbonated

Stunning

Stunning
05-13-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Carbonated

I'll replace the hub

I think I will buy a new free hub as suggested and that will take care of the drive side.
I will try regreasing the cup on the non drive side and hopefully it will be OK. If not, I would like to...
05-12-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Carbonated

Yes, it's both cups. I damaged the freehub...

Yes, it's both cups.

I damaged the freehub cup. I tried to remove it from the backside of the hub by tapping it with a screwdriver.
I saw a video on youtube which claimed it worked but evidently...
05-10-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Carbonated

Is my DA 7700 rear hub cooked?

My Mavic Open Pro rear wheel with DA 7700 started to make some grinding noise.
I took axle off and the cones and ball bearings look fine.
I spun the wheel with my finger in the bearing cup and feel...
04-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Carbonated

Nice

Good to see you have recovered fully and are back on the bike again!!
Looks like you're having a great time even though it's raining.
I don't mind the rain if it's warm enough - I have a fender...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Carbonated

Great

That's a great average speed - congrats!
Look forward to seeing pictures.
01-26-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Carbonated

It's done.

I decided to take the bike in to the LBs and have it removed. He had a special forked tool and easily removed it.

It turned out the new crank I bought which was a 42-32-22 tooth caused a problem...
01-26-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Carbonated

Some progress....another question

OK, I was able to remove the BB nut on the non drive side amazing easy considering it's been on for 20 years.

The drive side is a mystery. There isn't a nut but a fairly large metal piece that...
01-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Carbonated

Problem removing Bottom Bracket

I bought a new crankset for my old 1997 Trek 820 beater as the current one is the original. To make a long story short, I stripped the inner threads on the drive side crank arm and cannot get the...
01-14-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Carbonated

No through axle

I didn't look closely enough to see it was not a through axle.

I had been advised in the past by a mechanical engineer and competitive mountain biker that it is very desirable to have a through...
01-13-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Carbonated

Why ToughRoad

After riding road bikes for many years, due to the fact I can now ride a greenway from my house to a state park and take in some gravel/trails, I want a relatively cheap ride.
Don't need a...
01-13-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Carbonated

Is 2019 Giant Toughroad model worth the extra money?

I'm looking into purchasing a Giant Toughroad and since a 2018 model is available for about $100 less, wonder if the 2019 model is worth the extra $.
Any opinions appreciated.

2019 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Carbonated

Anxiously awaiting an update TM....

Anxiously awaiting an update TM....
12-09-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 10,323
Posted By Carbonated

Wrong

No, you are 100% wrong.The reason he is disliked is because of actions like those shown in the video below.
He'll never be forgiven because he is about as bad of a human being as possible.
And he...
10-24-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 780
Posted By Carbonated

The opposite for me

I live in Raleigh and for the most part hate summer.
Riding is fine as long as I leave early morning and get back before lunch. But working outside in the heat and humidity not to mention pollen...
10-05-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,796
Posted By Carbonated

LOOK KG281 rebuild

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I put my 2001 LOOK away over 5 years ago but recently decided to build it back...
09-03-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Carbonated

Just wanted to confirm that I figured out the...

Just wanted to confirm that I figured out the cable housing issue and I've had the bike out several times with no issues.
I probably made it worse than it was but at least I'm on the road.
BTW, the...
09-03-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Carbonated

If you decide on upgrading components....

Not sure if new components is your best upgrade but I just took my LOOK KG281 frame out of mothballs and built it up.
Since I have 2 other bikes with Dura Ace components and I am going to use the...
08-27-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Carbonated

Here is an example...

An example in the link below but it doesn't look correct.


1. Unless I am seeing it wrong, it looks like the front brake cable housing is coming from the right shifter and the rear from the left....
08-26-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Carbonated

@ Paul Rubbing up against each other sometimes...

@ Paul
Rubbing up against each other sometimes so hard they snap into place with some constriction..thx
08-26-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Carbonated

Bar tape not on yet...

I'll try this tomorrow...thx
08-26-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Carbonated

Shifter cable housings rubbing against brake housing causing issues

I am having an issue trying to install shifter housing cables onto my old Look KG281. I just bought a Shimano road Tiagra 4700 groupset. I also have another bike with Shimano DA components (7700).
...
08-11-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Carbonated

Converting 1" steerer tube stem to 1-1/8"

I could run down the the LBS and ask these questions but it's so hot I don't want to leave the house....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,500
Posted By Carbonated

Beautiful Pinarello! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Pinarello! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,730
Posted By Carbonated

Awesome

I'm late seeing this but it is an awesome post!
Keep us updated as it seems you travel quite a bit.
01-01-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks

Andrew
Thanks for the in depth explanation!
12-31-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Carbonated

Great!

Thanks!
12-31-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Carbonated

Trek 820 rear brake cable replacement

I have a mid 1990s Trek 820 (steel frame and rigid steel fork).
I want to replace the rear brake cable which is different from most as a single cable which splits into 2 cables at the rear triangle,...
12-03-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Carbonated

Clicking noise in certain gear combo

I am running a 50-34 chainring and 11-34 cassette on my 9 speed DA although the rear der in a mountain bike version.

I have been using it for several years without issue. I recently installed a...
12-03-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Carbonated

Injured knee...not sure how bad

I had a accident a month ago when lifting weights. The bar slipped and came down on grazed the top of my knee. It hurt for a few days but the pain lessened and is pretty much gone.

I suppose it...
03-29-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Carbonated

Can't seem to tweak cable adjustment properly

I replaced the shifter cables on my 9 speed Shimano DA.

I can't seem to get the proper cable tension for optimal shifting. When I loosen the cable a bit to keep the chain from jumping off the...
03-26-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonated

Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
03-25-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Carbonated

Which rear derailleur for 42 tooth cog?

I have 2 road bikes:
One has 9 speed Dura-Ace 7700 components (50-34 x 12-27 gearing).
The other has 10 speed Dura-Ace 7800 components (50-34 x 12-27 gearing).

I will be riding in the...
03-06-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Carbonated

More info...

I was just working with the der again.

1. I finally learned how the barrell adjuster works and the wire is now tight. I then shifted and heard/felt 4 clicks but still no der movement.

2. I'm...
03-06-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Carbonated

Changed shifter cable cable...no worky

The shifter cable for the rear der snapped yesterday on a ride. It's been a long time since I changed one (usually take to shop) but I had a spare cable at home so I gave it a shot.

Gear combo is...
02-25-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Carbonated

Well, I was wrong again! The clunk didn't go away...

Well, I was wrong again! The clunk didn't go away but upon looking even closer it turns out it was a chain quick link issue.

I use quick links on all of my chains and when I put this particular...
02-22-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Carbonated

The quick link was fine so I checked the cassette...

The quick link was fine so I checked the cassette and noticed the cassette lock nut was very tight so I loosened it a bit and the clunk was gone!
I am a bit baffled as to how it solved the problem....
02-19-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Carbonated

[QUOTE=TimothyH;19389438]Another vote for stiff...

[QUOTE=TimothyH;19389438]Another vote for stiff link.

Thanks guys....I'll check the link tomorrow.
02-19-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Carbonated

clunking sound in rear deer...

I removed the cassette, chain, chainrings and pulleys on my DA 7700 for cleaning as I have done many times in the past.

I put the components back on the bike and now hear and feel a intermittent...
02-02-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,886
Posted By Carbonated

I searched more last night and think the best if...

I searched more last night and think the best if not only solution is to buy parts individually.

I like the Sugino crank you mentioned...thanks!
02-01-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,886
Posted By Carbonated

Where are triples to be found?

I'd like to purchase a classic looking silver triple for one of my bikes. I can only find a couple of options but both are black - won't look good on my older bike.

Any idea where I may find such...
01-08-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By Carbonated

My one regret...

I grabbed my smartphone as I headed out the door but the battery was drained.
My first snow ride and no pics:(
Hopefully we will get another snow storm or two before spring.
01-07-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By Carbonated

We dodged a bulllet

The storm only dumped 1/2 inch of a mix of snow and sleet.

I may venture down the street on my bike to see how it is but without studded tires I have a feeling I won't get far:(
01-06-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By Carbonated

Snow ride...maybe

We are do to get 6 inches of snow here tomorrow and I was thinking about getting out my old mountain bike with new stubby tires and give it a try.

Is it feasible?

thanks in advance

Update:
...
01-04-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Carbonated

Lucky you....

tmak,
Great! Be sure to keep us posted (send pics) along the trip...
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