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10-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,374
Posted By masi61

I have a few 6600 Ultegra chains in my stash that...

I have a few 6600 Ultegra chains in my stash that I plan to put into use. Hopefully they will run fairly silent with the DA7800 2x10 group.
10-22-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By masi61

Don't you mean H+ SON Archetype? I am not aware...

Don't you mean H+ SON Archetype? I am not aware of a current silver rim from HED. I did hear about the Pacenti silver ones and they are tubeless ready like the Ailerons/Quills.
10-22-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,374
Posted By masi61

if only I could source a 7800 chain for my DA7800...

if only I could source a 7800 chain for my DA7800 bike. Even eBay doesnít show any. Would the 6600 chain be almost as good?

My lovely DA7800 bike continues to have minor chain clicking, ticking...
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...
10-18-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By masi61

I also notice it is rather inflexible. For my...

I also notice it is rather inflexible. For my spoke crossing protector idea I may fold a tiny sliver of the stuff over try to hold it in place by stapling it.

I have purchased ďCrankSkinsĒ to...
10-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By masi61

Just wanted to do an addendum about the UHMW tape...

Just wanted to do an addendum about the UHMW tape for bike uses. I plan to do an experiment if small pieces of it can be placed at the spoke crossings of my rear road wheel built with DT Swiss...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,735
Posted By masi61

HaHa - except that this one probably weighs 2...

HaHa - except that this one probably weighs 2 ounces, enough to imbalance a wheel.. And it costs $30!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,735
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...
10-17-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By masi61

Looks legit to me. Iím just astounded how, in...

Looks legit to me. Iím just astounded how, in this post Covid world - certain scarce, no longer made parts are now quite expensive.
10-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By masi61

If you’re still running the 24 in the rear, I...

If you’re still running the 24 in the rear, I would say just get the front 24 spoke wheel rebuilt in the same configuration. It would seem a bit odd to have a higher spoke count wheel in the front....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,735
Posted By masi61

Check the other thread where you asked this - it...

Check the other thread where you asked this - it is a Ruland brand 6mm nylon locking stop collar from an industrial supply.

The old Silca design where the pump head just pushes onto the valve and...
10-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,027
Posted By masi61

What brand of latex tube are you using that uses...

What brand of latex tube are you using that uses a lock nut? All the ones Iíve seen have the smooth stem.

In a similar vein I would just also note: for all the road comfort goodness you can...
10-16-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,027
Posted By masi61

Ok - they are from an industrial supply. They are...

Ok - they are from an industrial supply. They are a bit pricey at ~$6.50 each. Google: Ruland Clamp Style Collar, 6mm MCL-6-P. I got them for a bit lower from England but had to pay shipping. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,735
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,027
Posted By masi61

I use these: ...

I use these:
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I use these locking nylon stops with...
10-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 523
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....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By masi61

I appreciate your input. I may ask him if he...

I appreciate your input. I may ask him if he could substitute the DT Competitions on the drive side.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By masi61

Yes, he did use the Revs on the drive side. The...

Yes, he did use the Revs on the drive side. The wheel builder likes lower tensions a lot and he tends to creep up on his final adjustment with lots of road testing by me and he stress relieves by...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By masi61

DT Swiss Revolution spoke noises

I had a nice tubeless wheelset built up with DT Swiss R460 tubeless rims and Dura Ace 7800 NOS hubs 24 front (2 cross) and 28 rear (3 cross). The spoke nipples are aluminum. They are set up tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By masi61

, Öthen, if the issue still exists deflate...

,

Öthen, if the issue still exists deflate til slightly soft and then rotate the misaligned segment in the direction you want it to go & see if it starts to conformÖ, the re-inflate to 120 yet...
10-10-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,599
Posted By masi61

The 10 speed ones are like $115 from what I saw....

The 10 speed ones are like $115 from what I saw. I will check again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,454
Posted By masi61

To me, a better accessory would be to have a snug...

To me, a better accessory would be to have a snug fitting set of leather work gloves on hand to help roll tight beads on to and over the rim sidewall. Concentrating all the bead pressure in one spot...
10-10-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,599
Posted By masi61

Just curious if anyone has seen the lightweight...

Just curious if anyone has seen the lightweight steel cnc milled cassettes being marketed by Prestaflator? They claim to be as light as Dura Ace but much longer lasting.
10-10-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,599
Posted By masi61

Commuting, riding in traffic and starting out...

Commuting, riding in traffic and starting out when at stoplights when the light turns from red to green is another critical time for standing (for me). I had never worn out a chainring before and...
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By masi61

Senrab62 - Tektro may make some nutted rim brake...

Senrab62 - Tektro may make some nutted rim brake calipers in black that are dual pivot. I'm not up on all of the model numbers for Tektro and also their availability can be spotty. I will try to...
10-04-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,351
Posted By masi61

Once you get set up on a chain wax system where...

Once you get set up on a chain wax system where you rotate 2 or 3 chains, then waxing or changing chains after every ride would not be that time consuming. So long as you use quick links, changing...
10-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
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...
10-04-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By masi61

When the chain was too long the upper pulley was...

When the chain was too long the upper pulley was not pinching against the large cog when in the small ring. If anything the upper pulley wheel was too far away.

7800 (12-25) cassette has just...
10-04-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By masi61

RD-7800"B" adjustment and feeling of not full cog engagement on standing climbs

...while in my lowest gear. I removed a 2 links from the chain of my Dura Ace 7800 2x10 road bike because my mechanic said that the upper pully wasn't fully engaging enough of the lower gear's...
10-03-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By masi61

Has compressionless MTB shift or brake housing ever been known to make cracking noise

I have a mystery creak around the headset area on my titanium road bike. Here’s a picture of the front end of the bike:

...
10-01-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By masi61

Iím thinking Microshift makes some but I donít...

Iím thinking Microshift makes some but I donít know the model number. I would be curious to know however..,

This was a few years ago but one of the English on-line bike retailers had the 7900 ten...
09-28-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By masi61

Ritchey sold 1-1/8” quill stems made by Nitto....

Ritchey sold 1-1/8” quill stems made by Nitto. Nashbar used to sell them cheap. They are tig welded chromoly. Not as fancy as the premium Nitto ones but you might find what you need searching for a...
09-27-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
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...
09-24-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,971
Posted By masi61

What’s my rabbit hole for cycling? The...

What’s my rabbit hole for cycling?

The answer for me is whatever tech I’m trying to optimize: currently I guess you could say it is in the pairings of comparable rabbit holes that diverge...
09-19-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By masi61

jnbrown - could you show a photo of the frame you...

jnbrown - could you show a photo of the frame you plan to install this crankset on?

You mention a Cannondale SuperSix Evo - does it have the 30mg Cannondale Hollowgram SI crankset? Do you like...
09-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By masi61

I would think that the 6208 shifters (indexed 8...

I would think that the 6208 shifters (indexed 8 speed?) were standard on an Ironman in 1985.
09-19-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By masi61

yeah, this has pretty much been my experience. As...

yeah, this has pretty much been my experience. As far as I can tell a slightly jangly chain can still be ridden fine for a few more rides.
09-18-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By masi61

Interesting. What about this set up makes an 11...

Interesting. What about this set up makes an 11 speed chain run well w/ 10 speed cassettes?
09-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By masi61

No objection. I think I just enjoyed trying out...

No objection. I think I just enjoyed trying out some other brands. I have a few 6600 chains for 10 speed, maybe one 7700 9-speed chain in my parts stash.
09-18-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By masi61

I want to like Wippermann and Campy chains for my Shimano 9 and 10 speed bikes

I have been using a 2 or 3 chain systems on my 2 road bikes. I wax my chains and run a clean waxed chain for as long as I can and change it out to the next clean one as soon as it gets too noisy. I...
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 ďopen tubularĒ 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...
09-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By masi61

When you tape the rim with 2 layers of Stanís...

When you tape the rim with 2 layers of Stanís tape are you doing anything to get the tape to smoosh down and contour completely to the rim shelf?
09-13-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,261
Posted By masi61

2004 Element FWD 5 speed manual here. Purchased...

2004 Element FWD 5 speed manual here. Purchased new. It has 211 thousand miles on it now.

I can transport bikes inside but use the receiver hitch with a basic Thule rack which is handy for me to...
09-11-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,271
Posted By masi61

Looking at that Norco photo showing the...

Looking at that Norco photo showing the stem/handlebar set-up, it looks good. The tilted down saddle not so much. But it was worth a try with the aero bar setup.

I said that the handlebar tops...
09-11-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,056
Posted By masi61

it is because un-anodized aluminum has open pores...

it is because un-anodized aluminum has open pores that readily loses its luster. I have full polished rims on my bike and if I ride on wet roads I get water spots and dirt that begs for a touch up to...
09-10-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By masi61

Wildwood - have you ridden the Fizik Arctica R5...

Wildwood - have you ridden the Fizik Arctica R5 shoes in the rain? How were they for you.? Just curious about your experience. For me they are plenty warm in the dry but every time I ride even on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,501
Posted By masi61

DangerousDanR - I agree what you say in post #29...

DangerousDanR - I agree what you say in post #29 about tubeless being less harsh. On my tubed (aluminum) road bike with 25mm latex tubed tires I find it harsh to ride a lot in the crack filled...
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 arenít done yet.

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

I have a titanium...
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