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04-23-14, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Gonzo Bob

It's hard to tell from the camera angle but it...

It's hard to tell from the camera angle but it looks like an Ultra-6 to me, too.
04-17-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Gonzo Bob

You can take cogs off a freewheel body much like...

You can take cogs off a freewheel body much like you can take a cassette off of a freehub. For the Dura-Ace 6-speed freewheel, you just unthread the smallest cog - thread the freewheel onto a wheel...
04-16-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Gonzo Bob

The low gear is a bit high for touring in hilly...

The low gear is a bit high for touring in hilly terrain. But it might be fine for flat to gently rolling - I've toured with a 40" low gear in gently rolling terrain.

Gearing very similar to this...
04-11-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I still remember what was probably my fastest...

I still remember what was probably my fastest commute home. And it is also not recommended. I rode about 15 miles in a lightning storm in ~45 minutes .... on my mountain bike. And that's with stop...
04-10-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Gonzo Bob

I done a fair amount of mixing, but not between...

I done a fair amount of mixing, but not between manufacturers. I have a couple of 6-speed and a couple of 7-speed Shimano Uniglide freewheels and have moved flat cogs (those with no built in spacer)...
04-05-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,410
Posted By Gonzo Bob

+1 I've got >100,000 miles on mine - a...

+1 I've got >100,000 miles on mine - a 28-year-old Vitus 979
Forum: Triathlon
04-04-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I tried a few times between 2000 and 2002. But...

I tried a few times between 2000 and 2002. But the difference is that in 1991, I qualified at a 1/2IM (most slots were at 1/2IM races back then) and in the 2000's the races were full IM. And I am...
Forum: Triathlon
04-04-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By Gonzo Bob

1 - yep. Qualified in 1991 when I was 30yo. The...

1 - yep. Qualified in 1991 when I was 30yo. The swim went great - really relaxed and swam about the split I expected (1:06). Bike was really crowded for the first 40 miles and I wasted too much...
04-02-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,956
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Hahaha! Not nearly as bad as real religious...

Hahaha! Not nearly as bad as real religious wars, though! :)

I like Biopace rings for climbing. But I prefer round rings for spinning. I've run my 110mm BCD crank with a 38 Biopace inner and 50...
03-30-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Gonzo Bob

As others have said, it's a Uniglide freehub and...

As others have said, it's a Uniglide freehub and cassette and the smallest cog threads on. All the others will just slide off, so if you don't care about keeping the smallest cog, you could just use...
03-27-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Gonzo Bob

There will probably be problems with the chain...

There will probably be problems with the chain getting stuck between the rings. The teeth of chain rings are narrower than the body of the rings and when the rings are really close in size, the...
03-24-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I built up a pair of wheels using Matrix ISO-T...

I built up a pair of wheels using Matrix ISO-T rims (on Suntour Superbe Pro hubs) in 1987 for road use (time-trial and triathlon). Braking is fine.
03-22-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Shimano capacity specs are conservative. You can...

Shimano capacity specs are conservative. You can often exceed them by 3-4 but there is less room for error on the chain length if you do. I've exceeded the capacity on my Shimano Dura-Ace by 4. I...
03-22-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I currently have a 7410 crankset with 103mm BB in...

I currently have a 7410 crankset with 103mm BB in my Vitus 979. I would think that combo should work fine with your 992 unless you are running a 45 or 48 inner ring. The chainring rub is from...
03-18-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I used the freehub, axle and cones from a HG20...

I used the freehub, axle and cones from a HG20 rear hub to convert my 105 7sp UG to 7sp HG.
03-15-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Congrats on the aquisition! So what is OA? ...

Congrats on the aquisition!

So what is OA? All that comes to my mind in a bicycle context is oxalic acid. :) Oh, wait, it's osteoarthritis, right? Bummer!

I've been through a lot of clipless...
03-15-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,001
Posted By Gonzo Bob

That combination of shifter and rear derailer...

That combination of shifter and rear derailer will work for 9-speed. What the sticker on the shifter means is that it will shift the RD-7400 at 8-speed spacing and the RD-7700 at 9-speed spacing. ...
03-14-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Isn't single-speed also geared but with just one...

Isn't single-speed also geared but with just one gear? So technically, you can still build single-speed! :)
03-11-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By Gonzo Bob

It will work. I have a Deore MD510 SGS 9-speed...

It will work. I have a Deore MD510 SGS 9-speed rear derailer and I run 7-speed with a 6/7/8-speed chain. The current 6/7/8-speed chains are narrower than the "old" 6-speed chains. When I first got...
03-11-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Nice report! And thanks for including photos,...

Nice report! And thanks for including photos, too! I flew out there to ride the Solvang Century with some friends in 2002 and have a lot of fond memories, but no photos.
03-11-14, 01:18 PM
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Views: 3,958
Posted By Gonzo Bob

No. But I do seem more affected by the heat.

No. But I do seem more affected by the heat.
03-10-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Gonzo Bob

If it were me, I'd give it a try and if it didn't...

If it were me, I'd give it a try and if it didn't work well enough, I'd just get a SRAM X5 10sp rear derailer.

I have the Apex short cage and bought 11-26 and 12-32 cassettes but I have not tried...
03-08-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Gonzo Bob

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/2207332160_ce52...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/2207332160_ce52bd4b3d.jpg


My bike is C&V now, but it was new when I bought it in 1986 :)
03-07-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I am 5'8.5" with 33.5" cycling inseam. My road...

I am 5'8.5" with 33.5" cycling inseam. My road bike is 56cm with a 56cm top tube. I use a 100mm stem. Attached is a pic.

61-63 for you sounds on the big side. I would think 59-61 would fit...
03-06-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Ahh, that makes sense. In the early days of 650C...

Ahh, that makes sense. In the early days of 650C triathlon bikes (late 80's), many folks called them 26" wheels so I though you still meant 650C. I know there are some fairly narrow 26" (559mm BSD...
03-06-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I recently bought two 7sp HG50 cassettes from...

I recently bought two 7sp HG50 cassettes from Niagara Cycle at http://www.niagaracycle.com . I got them from there because they had the two sizes that I wanted, 12-21 and 13-30, and I couldn't find...
03-06-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Nice! I've got GL330's for my Vitus 979 but...

Nice!

I've got GL330's for my Vitus 979 but I went with Campy Athena hubs.
03-06-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Tighten freehub side cone and locknut first, and...

Tighten freehub side cone and locknut first, and make adjustments on the other side.
03-05-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Can you even get "city" tires for 650C? I think...

Can you even get "city" tires for 650C? I think most are 650x23C.

I think the older Cannondales ran a little large if you just look at seat tube length. I normally ride 55-56cm frames but I rode...
03-04-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gonzo Bob

other way around. the broken axle caused the...

other way around. the broken axle caused the bent skewer. replace the broken axle and the straighten the skewer and reuse.
03-04-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Shimano made 5 speed Uniglide cassettes back in...

Shimano made 5 speed Uniglide cassettes back in the early 80s, but for Uniglide, the top cog unthreads to get the rest off and there are no inner splines for a freewheel or lockring tool. It sounds...
03-02-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,645
Posted By Gonzo Bob

-18F this morning but no wind so the morning walk...

-18F this morning but no wind so the morning walk with the dog was not too bad. We're supposed to get to 2F today and after a -17F overnight tonght, it actually might stay above 0F for the next few...
03-01-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,110
Posted By Gonzo Bob

A few years ago I built up a pair of wheels using...

A few years ago I built up a pair of wheels using some NOS Matrix Iso C's I got cheap on ebay. I've had no problem with them staying true or with braking. My brother also has a 1986 Trek 1500 that...
02-28-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Here's an idea. For the Colorado trip, swap the...

Here's an idea. For the Colorado trip, swap the rear derailer from the LHT over to the Roubaix and put an 11-34 cassette on it. Will work as long as the LHT rear derailer is not Shimano Dyna-Sys or...
02-27-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5,355
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Posted By Gonzo Bob

Final part to upgrade my old MTB from 6-sp...

Final part to upgrade my old MTB from 6-sp Uniglide to 7-sp Hyperglide. The 7sp HG freehub body came last week, a 13-30 7sp HG cassette came earlier this week, and the 7sp shifter came today.
02-27-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,779
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I have 53-39 on my road bike and 52-42 on my...

I have 53-39 on my road bike and 52-42 on my triathlon bike.
02-27-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,487
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Roadie (700C): 39/26 - 53/39 standard crankset...

Roadie (700C): 39/26 - 53/39 standard crankset with 11-26 10sp cassette
Triathlon (700C): 42/27 - 52/42 standard crankset with 12-27 9sp cassette
Commuter/Tourer (700C): 34/21 for commuting, 34/34...
02-25-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Gonzo Bob

A little math show that the low gear ratio on the...

A little math show that the low gear ratio on the Roubaix is 34/30 = 1.133 and the low gear on the LHT is 26/34 = 0.765 so the Roubaix low gear is 48% larger than the low gear on the LHT (assuming...
02-20-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Gonzo Bob

It will work. The little sticker on the shifter...

It will work. The little sticker on the shifter (and perhaps the directions) aren't very clear, but what they are trying to say is that the rear shifter will shift RD-7400 (the older Dura-Ace rear...
02-20-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. I know because I am...

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. I know because I am racing a triathlon this summer that will be a qualifier (not that I expect to qualify).
02-17-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,901
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Hey, I remember doing that when I was a kid. We...

Hey, I remember doing that when I was a kid. We would swerve back and forth quickly and be able to keep going on a flat road without pedaling - but not real fast, though.
02-17-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Part of the problem is that you are putting...

Part of the problem is that you are putting clip-on aerobars designed for time trial/triathlon bikes onto a road bike. There are clip-ons designed for road bikes that work better with a road bike...
02-03-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Gonzo Bob

uh, anybody else read the title and think to...

uh, anybody else read the title and think to themselves "Tom Ritchey is dead?" :)
02-01-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 31,044
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I always liked the finish on the Specialized...

I always liked the finish on the Specialized crankset that came on my brother's Trek 1500 (circa 1986). I don't have a pic, though.
01-29-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I had a "spare" group lying around so I bought a...

I had a "spare" group lying around so I bought a used CAD3 frameset, built it up, and rode that around for a few years. But it was a little too small for me and I eventually gave the frameset to my...
01-27-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Because the 7800 freehub body is aluminum, it...

Because the 7800 freehub body is aluminum, it has taller splines to hold up better against the forces exerted on it by the cassette . Thus is accepts only 10-speed cassettes. I personally wouldn't...
01-26-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Gonzo Bob

7400 8-speed shifter (DT or brifter) would shift...

7400 8-speed shifter (DT or brifter) would shift 9-speed 105/Ultegra/DA (RD-7700) at 9-speed spacing but there would be clicks for only 8 cogs. Not sure you could get the 9th cog.
01-24-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Gonzo Bob

That sounds cool! I've toured a couple of times...

That sounds cool! I've toured a couple of times in SE MN. One was with an organized group in late June and we had lots of rain. The other was solo self-supported in mid-to-late Sept and I had...
01-23-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,918
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Actually, Shimano had 5-speed freehubs/cassettes...

Actually, Shimano had 5-speed freehubs/cassettes (Uniglide) a long time ago. What you may be thinking is that Hyperglide freehubs/cassettes start at 7-speed. Shimano never made 5- or 6-speed...
01-19-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Another option is to use the 9-speed brifters...

Another option is to use the 9-speed brifters with a 7-speed cassette. There are a few ways to do this
1) Use an alternate cable attachment at the rear derailer that will cause it to move a little...
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