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09-27-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Litespud

I would argue that even the nice groupset is...

I would argue that even the nice groupset is overkill. A nice frame certainly is
09-25-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Litespud

>30lb is likely beyond the capacity of many...

>30lb is likely beyond the capacity of many carriers. Add the fact that the >30lb is likely moving around could make for a very squirrelly ride. I second the trailer suggestion
09-25-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,156
Posted By Litespud

my last century (107mi @ 17.5 av.) breakfast:...

my last century (107mi @ 17.5 av.)
breakfast: Corn flakes, a banana, grapefruit juice, tea
30mi: coffee, breakfast bar
55mi: tangerine juice, peach
85mi: Gatorade, apple
No bonk, but I had pizza...
09-24-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,556
Posted By Litespud

well said - this isn’t a zero-sum game. There’s a...

well said - this isn’t a zero-sum game. There’s a frame material and bike design for every person and every situation. Long may it continue
09-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,556
Posted By Litespud

indeed - but differences in materials are so...

indeed - but differences in materials are so overshadowed by frame design and tires they’re almost academic
09-24-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Litespud

Attaching an electronic drivetrain battery or...

Attaching an electronic drivetrain battery or controller? That's a Museeuw frame? What's it like?
Here's a Bianchi with what looks like a Campag EPS controller mounted in the same location:...
09-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,556
Posted By Litespud

Nice looking frame, but the fork is horrendous

Nice looking frame, but the fork is horrendous
09-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 814
Posted By Litespud

depends where you are I suppose. We’re starting...

depends where you are I suppose. We’re starting to see fall temps here in central NC - mid-50s in the morning, peaking ~70. Time for knickers and arm warmers. Perfect cycling weather. Helps that I’m...
09-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Litespud

Looks like a standard Campag crank bolt. All of...

Looks like a standard Campag crank bolt. All of my Campag cranks (8sp-10sp) were/are set up this way. Remove the bolt counterclockwise with a 8 or 10mm (can't remember) Allen wrench, make sure to...
09-22-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Litespud

Looks like some sort of break-off pin was used...

Looks like some sort of break-off pin was used here to rejoin the chain. There appears to be something (piece of metal?) in the hollow pin in the top pic, and a part broken off the flange in the...
09-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 940
Posted By Litespud

can’t stand people waving me through when they...

can’t stand people waving me through when they have RoW. Happens at intersection, rotaries. Yes, I have a nice face, but inside I’m a bastard - treat me like one and we’ll all be happier and safer....
09-20-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Litespud

fair enough, but in your example of the housing...

fair enough, but in your example of the housing compressing, aren’t the longitudinal wires sticking out the arbiters of housing length? What you’re describing sounds like only the plastic outer layer...
09-20-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Litespud

Serious question: what do you base that on? I...

Serious question: what do you base that on? I know when I install a new RD cable, it takes at least a few days for it to "settle down" - I'm usually increasing the tension at the barrel adjuster...
09-20-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By Litespud

Can you clarify something? You say that you'll...

Can you clarify something? You say that you'll "avoid the 50-29 combo" - is that because you don't want to cross-chain or is it because that combination is beyond the capacity of your short-cage RD?...
09-20-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Litespud

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldn’t reuse...

brake or gear cables? I personally wouldn’t reuse brake cables (housing, sure), but if you’re happy with them after carefully inspecting (particularly up at the heads) it’s your call. Will the longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,695
Posted By Litespud

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and...

I'm 185# and I run tubed 25s at 90psi front and 95psi rear. 110/120 at 155# will rattle your fillings out
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Litespud

Not crapping on Motobecane specifically, but I...

Not crapping on Motobecane specifically, but I always thought that they were at the budget end of the market, so might not be an economically viable repair. Litespeeds are simply more costly. That...
09-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By Litespud

Why on earth would you want to master such a...

Why on earth would you want to master such a skill, unless you're a juggling cycling acrobat?
09-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Litespud

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it...

if the drivetrain rolls and shifts smoothly, it can’t be that rusted. I say put some lube on it and ride it
09-19-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Litespud

you might run into some incompatibility with yr...

you might run into some incompatibility with yr current BB. The Stronglight crankset has a JIS taper. I’m assuming (possibly incorrectly) that you’re currently using a Campag square BB, which uses...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Litespud

you might be right. I never argued otherwise. I...

you might be right. I never argued otherwise. I got into this to counter your assertion that Ti is “virtually unrepairable”, which is plainly incorrect. I have no dog in the “Carbon is forever”...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Litespud

I'm not sure that I would pay to have a Ti...

I'm not sure that I would pay to have a Ti Motobecane repaired either. However, if I trashed my Litespeed, I would give serious consideration to having it repaired, as long as the price didn't exceed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Litespud

You're gone from "virtually unrepairable" to...

You're gone from "virtually unrepairable" to "unrepairable for a price I'm not willing to pay" - slightly different. The are commercial entities (https://www.ticycles.com/services#services-main) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Litespud

don’t overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I...

don’t overthink it - do what feels comfortable. I climb out of the saddle a lot, and I’m definitely more weight forward. The only time it was an issue was once when I was climbing a steep
hill in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Litespud

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only...

Absolutely the Giant - the extra grand will only hurt once, when you're writing the check or pushing the Checkout button. Buy the other one, and you're going to be looking wistfully at every...
09-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By Litespud

You're going to have to source a shorter stem...

You're going to have to source a shorter stem bolt, 'cos I don't think you'll be able to bodge the one you have. Where are you going to get said bolt of the appropriate length? Riding with the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Litespud

What on earth do you mean by "autoclaving the...

What on earth do you mean by "autoclaving the welds"? An industrial autoclave might get you a couple of atmospheres evaluate pressure and temps up to maybe 160-180C - great for composites, but...
09-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Litespud

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side...

there are pedals with plain platforms on one side and SPD-style clips on the other, so you can use regular shoes without cleats while maintaining the option of cleated bike shoes. Another possibility...
09-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Litespud

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to...

So you want to be able to fasten cleats to essentially any pair of shoes, making the shoes usable with...toe straps? Are you talking about old-style cleats or "clipless" cleats? The problem as I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,534
Posted By Litespud

highly unlikely you’ll be able to fit 40s. I have...

highly unlikely you’ll be able to fit 40s. I have 25s on Zonda C17 rims (actual tire width = 26mm) and I’m at the limit of my fork and close to the limit at the chain stays. I might possibly squeeze...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Litespud

I'm not sure that STIs are rebuildable - I'm sure...

I'm not sure that STIs are rebuildable - I'm sure they can be dismantled, but I don't know about ready sources of parts. In any case, 16k is an awfully short time for something to "wear out". You...
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 129,471
Posted By Litespud

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.

107 mi @ 17.7 mph av and ~5400ft vertical.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19,633
Views: 4,180,759
Posted By Litespud

A three-set of 25mm black/yellow Vittoria Rubino...

A three-set of 25mm black/yellow Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ tires - yellow goes with the general yellow theme of my unpainted Ti Litespeed (decals, cable housing)
09-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,667
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain...

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain biking - not so many roots and rocks, more fire roads. Actually sounds pretty good - mountain biking lite :thumb:
09-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Litespud

Perfectly doable - you’d end up with a pair of...

Perfectly doable - you’d end up with a pair of hand rests. A bit pointless though, because you’ve just given up two perfectly good braking opportunities. A better solution would be to install a pair...
09-11-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Litespud

three hundred for a seat post? :twitchy: ...

three hundred for a seat post? :twitchy:
However, below that listing is a 25mm American Classic post for $54 - I had a couple of these BITD - reasonably light, good two-screw angle setting and...
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Litespud

i had to give my King crown race some robust...

i had to give my King crown race some robust whacks to set it. Wary of doing this with the fork on the ground, I set a length of 2x4 between two trestles, rounded off a few inches of the 2x4 with a...
09-09-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Litespud

i carry a mask in my jersey pocket in case I need...

i carry a mask in my jersey pocket in case I need to stop for. Offer or otherwise interact with people. Otherwise, I don’t wear one on the bike - I’m never close enough to anyone. If I overtake...
09-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Litespud

“I didn’t see him” ”Oh, well that’s OK then -...

“I didn’t see him”
”Oh, well that’s OK then - off you go...”
09-09-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Litespud

I have a pair of Rolf Vector Pros - not sure what...

I have a pair of Rolf Vector Pros - not sure what they have in common with Bontrager Race Lites apart from the paired spoke design, but they’re from the Trek era. They have carried my 185 lb arse...
09-09-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,361
Posted By Litespud

electronic ignition, electric fan, modern rear...

electronic ignition, electric fan, modern rear hubs, all LED rear lights, new interior inc. Miata seats with headrest speakers. The front bumper was in decent shape, but not pristine, so I had no...
09-09-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,962
Posted By Litespud

There's no question that ABS has been a...

There's no question that ABS has been a significant safety advance for cars and now for motorcycles. However, the priority for four- and two-wheeled transport is safety, but racers, be they drivers,...
09-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

I agree - there have been times where i've gone...

I agree - there have been times where i've gone big-big because I had no choice - I remember one time where I signed up for a 60-mile fast rotating pace-line ride where I was pretty much hanging on...
09-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a...

Or Campagnolo - where trimming the FD was never a problem
09-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

I also find a psychological advantage in an...

I also find a psychological advantage in an earlier shift to the "low range" during a climb. I feel a lot better knowing that I have 3-4 "low range" sprockets yet available to me, as opposed to being...
09-09-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Litespud

seems a little over dramatic to say that that...

seems a little over dramatic to say that that big-big was some sort of previously unattainable “holy grail”. AFAIK, there’s never been any issue getting ones drivetrain into big-big, it was simply...
09-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Litespud

ha! Well I certainly wasn’t going there 😬 One...

ha! Well I certainly wasn’t going there 😬
One time I was chewing gum on the bike. A large bug - bluebottle or something - flew in and I got a couple of “chews” in before it dawned on me that the wad...
09-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By Litespud

back at the start of COVID we were trying a...

back at the start of COVID we were trying a socially distanced pace line, and the guy at the front got a bug in his mouth. Rather than spit, he swallowed. What a mensch!😂
09-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,361
Posted By Litespud

Sapphire - same as mine :thumb: My '6 shares DD...

Sapphire - same as mine :thumb: My '6 shares DD duties with my Subaru wagon - depends on whether I need to haul stuff.
...
09-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,361
Posted By Litespud

'72 TR6 here - bought it in 2011, belatedly...

'72 TR6 here - bought it in 2011, belatedly realized that the frame was rotted out, so embarked on a frame-off resto Christmas '11 - July '13. Now, I just drive it, with occasional tinkering. Also...
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