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10-21-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By masi61

I have Quill rims that I had built up last year...

I have Quill rims that I had built up last year but don’t have a review yet since I ride in my free time and finishing bike builds gets pushed back. But these rims are the polished silver version...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,732
Posted By masi61

Just snug them up with your metric Allen wrench...

Just snug them up with your metric Allen wrench (can't remember the size - it might be the tiny 2.5 mm one). Yes, I would Inflate the tire to see how high the valve comes up then snug the 6 mm clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,732
Posted By masi61

I have my own theory as to why this happens...

I have my own theory as to why this happens (eventually) with latex tubes. Yes, rim tape has to be right but there can be the issue of how you pump the tires.

Could you share what your specific...
10-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By masi61

nilser - just checking about your 7800 shifters:...

nilser - just checking about your 7800 shifters: have you replaced the housings & the inner wires any time recently? The sluggish up shifts makes me think that the inner cable is starting to fray....
10-07-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By masi61

What an inspirational project! Did Jack @...

What an inspirational project!

Did Jack @ Franklin cycles replace the top and down tube or did he just cold work the tubes back into shape?

Could I ask what he charged?

I also have a Masi...
10-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,351
Posted By masi61

That's pretty impressive! I'm not proposing...

That's pretty impressive! I'm not proposing replacing one's chain any sooner than need be. I'm just saying you could install a freshly waxed chain every ride with minimal fuss once you are up and...
10-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By masi61

Thanks SpeedofLight for posting that article....

Thanks SpeedofLight for posting that article. Some of the early cassette hubs was so overbuilt that to me they are still worthy of being used for wheel builds if you have have the parts.

I have...
09-27-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By masi61

If they have a removable valve core can you...

If they have a removable valve core can you tighten up the valve core? It helps to have a valve core tool for this or you can use parallel jaw pliers or small vise grips for this.

From your post...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By masi61

What tires are you running? Something like an an...

What tires are you running? Something like an an “open tubular” with higher thread count casing will give a more forgiving ride. Also in addition to this, latex inner tubes are a good choice for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By masi61

I bought a set of Deda 35.0 aluminum bars and...

I bought a set of Deda 35.0 aluminum bars and another set of 35.0 carbon bars for a few builds that aren’t done yet.

I am excited to try them but have not tried them yet.

I have a titanium...
09-04-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,684
Posted By masi61

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My Klein Performance has never been ridden (by me)....
09-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,271
Posted By masi61

Harold74 : one observation about your wife’s...

Harold74 : one observation about your wife’s Norco - the saddle appears slightly tilted down. Is this the camera angle or her preferred position?

Can she ride no handed? If not she might be “white...
08-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,684
Posted By masi61

Pantah - really nice looking Klein. The 105SC...

Pantah - really nice looking Klein. The 105SC triple components with the RSX (3x7) shifters sound durable and versatile. Also - that Salsa stem repainted (or powder coated) looks great. You must be a...
08-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By masi61

I ride the modern version of the Turbomatic, a...

I ride the modern version of the Turbomatic, a variation of the Turbo. I have ridden a Turbo in the past and am familiar with its shape. I have not ridden a Rolls, but to my eye it may be more of a...
08-18-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By masi61

Vegan protein powder sprinkled fruit chunks in a bag

This is my new on-road nutrition solution. I bought a 2 pack of re-usable ziplock bags from Target for $3 and having been cutting up fruit and collecting it up in a stainless steel bowl before I...
08-11-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,850
Posted By masi61

Having a generous rear loop is a pretty good idea...

Having a generous rear loop is a pretty good idea but I think you could remove a bit of the loop and still be fine. Also It is a good idea to use index ready "compressionless" housing for derailleur...
08-02-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By masi61

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I have not weighed it yet.
08-02-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By masi61

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette...

Correct! Since you are securing your HG cassette with an HG lockring it appears you have a 7403 hub. The spline pattern is actually the same. So you can run a 9 or 10 speed cassette on there. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,189
Posted By masi61

My experience with thinning the wax by heating...

My experience with thinning the wax by heating the crock pot on high is that the chain is a bit starved for wax and then starts to become noisy much earlier. This is my biggest complaint about waxing...
07-23-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By masi61

Some cycling apparel companies make different...

Some cycling apparel companies make different grades of synthetic chamois pads. I use Voler and their lime green colored pad (I will have to look up the name of it - I think it might be the "orion"...
07-17-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

Well I know that with no photos my thread isn't...

Well I know that with no photos my thread isn't going anywhere fast....

Good news about the Klein Performance. I now have a used Dura Ace 7803 triple crankset mounted and it appears it will work...
07-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By masi61

21 mm bead to bead might require 23 or even 24mm...

21 mm bead to bead might require 23 or even 24mm to account for the curvature of the well.
06-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By masi61

nearly built but incomplete "Grail" bikes at a discount

I'm no role model for finishing classic road bike builds in a reasonable time frame. My thoughts on how to complete each one have to marinate in my mind and gradually a great build takes shape. Some...
06-07-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By masi61

I’m using “Gulf” canning wax that I buy at the...

I’m using “Gulf” canning wax that I buy at the grocery store and melt in a mini-crock pot. Currently I am trying to thin the wax slightly with a tablespoon or two of lamp oil from Wal-mart. For best...
06-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By masi61

Ever since I began waxing my chains (3 years...

Ever since I began waxing my chains (3 years almost now) , my bikes appear almost surgically clean to others. I wipe down my frame tubes with "tub-o-towels" and also remove my wheels and spay them in...
06-05-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By masi61

If the carbon fork you are using (and that is...

If the carbon fork you are using (and that is shown in the photo of the 1st post) has a carbon steer tube, using it at such extremes of excessive spacers could be considered "abuse". I would not ride...
06-02-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,510
Posted By masi61

eBay as a buyer, but...

I’m reluctant to try to sell anything again.
To the con artist who claimed they never received the Campagnolo peanut butter wrench or crank puller - I hope you get defrauded the way you ripped me...
05-30-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,235
Posted By masi61

+1 on all these remarks. Winner or Winner Pro...

+1 on all these remarks. Winner or Winner Pro “4-prong” freewheels have the asymmetric spacing that indexes correctly with Suntour Accushift shift levers. The 6/7 speed Superbe Pro levers were a bit...
05-26-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,177
Posted By masi61

Dura Ace 7700 with the matching 7700 Octalink BB...

Dura Ace 7700 with the matching 7700 Octalink BB would make the most sense since you want to keep it original. Or you could spec a Cannondale Crank. Not sure if the CAAD3 era frames had the...
05-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,177
Posted By masi61

So I assume you are sticking with Dura Ace 7700...

So I assume you are sticking with Dura Ace 7700 2x9 shifting?

Also, have you looked up the vintage Cannondale catalogs from the CAAD3 era? I want say that the SAECO replica frameset was sold as a...
05-13-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By masi61

Exercise but(t) do a different workout

I’d say let your butt heal for a least 1 day, then ride the next day. If you can do a fitness class or a yoga class or even just vigorous home chore/yard work that would work accessory muscles/core...
05-11-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By masi61

RocThrower thanks a bunch for the encouragement....

RocThrower thanks a bunch for the encouragement. I am dying to get this bike out on the road and start enjoying the benefits of disc brakes.
04-24-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By masi61

Check the clearance on your shim as you put it in...

Check the clearance on your shim as you put it in the seat tube first (before the Thomson). So long as the lip does not extend proud of the thickness of the seat tube, you should be fine and have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,195
Posted By masi61

I was going to say Velocity Deep V or DT Swiss...

I was going to say Velocity Deep V or DT Swiss RR 1.2’s might be worth looking into but there are more modern aluminum semi-aero choices that would be even better.

My thought is that the DT...
04-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,517
Posted By masi61

My one actual road tubeless experience is not one...

My one actual road tubeless experience is not one of better or worse but just different.

I have 25mm width Panaracer Race A Evo 3 tubeless tires on one of my road bikes and have finally gotten...
04-14-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By masi61

Yes, let us know how it goes. Being apprehensive...

Yes, let us know how it goes. Being apprehensive on roads with cars is for sure normal. If you weren’t apprehensive, you might be more at risk of having a crash. Bike handling skills take practice....
04-14-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,517
Posted By masi61

oh yeah, I just heard the story about the ongoing...

oh yeah, I just heard the story about the ongoing bike shortages yesterday on NPR. Every body is still out of stock of both bikes and parts.

I have 2 vintage California Masi’s. One is a black...
04-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,517
Posted By masi61

Why not oversized aluminum?

Cannondales - new or used have all kinds of options that would be perfectly robust for even the heaviest of riders. For maximum durability, having custom wheels built is where I would put a good...
04-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By masi61

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As configured here, the sizing is in line with...
04-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,133
Posted By masi61

jamesdak thanks for reminding us of the...

jamesdak thanks for reminding us of the importance of preventing head injuries. I need to get a better helmet, one with the MIPS system like the Smith branded one that several riders in my bike club...
03-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,541
Posted By masi61

Aside from the super great fender install,...

Aside from the super great fender install, everything about this ride is, well... freaking awesome!

I’ve got lots of non-fender related questions such as: 1) Is that a Specialties TA triplizer...
03-21-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By masi61

Twist tooth?

When you say “modern twist tooth” I am confused. The most modern freewheel cog design that folks usually say are so great would be the inexpensive, Shimano freewheels with Hyperglide cog contouring....
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,468
Posted By masi61

Internal measurement of fenders?

Could you remove the wheel and use some metric calipers or ruler and determine if 35’s could fit in there? This way you’ll have a better idea if purchasing the fatter tires is the right way to...
03-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,252
Posted By masi61

My belly is far from flat right now since I am...

My belly is far from flat right now since I am back around #210 after being 185# a few years back. I’ve noticed that when riding outside (or doing spinning or a gym class where I engage my core) my...
03-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,273
Posted By masi61

Because the photo provides a visual of a very...

Because the photo provides a visual of a very classic yet modern bike. The titanium disc frame that permitted the wide tires is like a modern classic....

One design ethic that existed in the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,867
Posted By masi61

Panaracer Race A Evo3

In the 25 mm width. I got these from Excel Sports Boulder at a good price. I think they have now been replaced with the “Evo4” version now although no one in the USA seems to carry it.

But the...
02-16-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,281
Posted By masi61

polymorphself - that protruding spoke should not...

polymorphself - that protruding spoke should not be like that. It would most certainly eventually puncture the tube internally even with Velox rim tape. The wheelbuilder miscalculated the spoke...
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By masi61

The only way to gauge is through completed...

The only way to gauge is through completed auctions?

‘The fact that the hub is built up could lower the value very slightly or be fine dependent on the quality/desirability factor of the specific...
01-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By masi61

A lot of old school LBS mechanics used to have a...

A lot of old school LBS mechanics used to have a chainring bending tool which is probably quite similar to the disc bending tool you are referring to. I'm not sure if the thickness of a brake rotor...
01-01-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,578
Posted By masi61

+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback...

+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback one on the other hand, is great!
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