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05-26-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By nomadmax

The top cap is there to provide headset bearing...

The top cap is there to provide headset bearing preload. It can't do that if the top cap makes contact with the top of the steerer tube or star nut. Read "makes contact" to also include...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By the sci guy

More build stuffs - The Campy Zondas that...

More build stuffs -

The Campy Zondas that SoSmellyAir suggested. And I love them....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Caliwild

Nice! Yeah, I upgraded my skewers to the new Enve...

Nice! Yeah, I upgraded my skewers to the new Enve titanium ones... Huge improvement. Oh, and I love loud freehubs; I use them to warn people that I'm approaching :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By the sci guy

Keeping them for now - might swap them onto my...

Keeping them for now - might swap them onto my 1987 Cilo - though I'd have to spread the rear triangle from 126 to 130. Also not sure I want to disrupt the beauty of the all original shimano 600...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 472
Posted By Mojo31

To be more pedantic, the time and hassle are...

To be more pedantic, the time and hassle are transactional costs, but the amount received from the sale is the "gain." And, that gain could be marginal or even worthless to some people.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By the sci guy

OK, have a few minutes so I'll throw out some...

OK, have a few minutes so I'll throw out some more pics.
The bike was in impressively excellent condition - the components are in such good shape it almost was like it had been ridden like 10 times...
05-24-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By delbiker1

Are the cups pressed in on the level with the...

Are the cups pressed in on the level with the head tube? I sort of remember having a similar issue with a CC 40 the first time I installed one. Not saying you did this, but, I mistakenly installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,036
Posted By indyfabz

Just telling it like it is. Or at least was.

Just telling it like it is. Or at least was.
05-24-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By the sci guy

no I think itís in there pretty solid. ...

no I think itís in there pretty solid.



the top cap sits on top of the top spacer.
i did have a 5mm spacer between the stem and the top of the headset. Also tried it with a 2.5mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 472
Posted By AcesHigh007

I was taking some time to consider the deal and...

I was taking some time to consider the deal and the salesman thought he needed to sweeten the pot!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Caliwild

I have the FFWD F4R and love them. Had them for...

I have the FFWD F4R and love them. Had them for years and never had to true the wheels (at least 2,000 miles). FFWD also just released these, which are rim brake but about $1,200:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,036
Posted By cxwrench

You should really to refrain from offering...

You should really to refrain from offering 'advice' no matter how helpful you think you're being. Really...just stop. Limit yourself to reading and learning.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 06:22 PM
05-20-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By bboy314

Seems like the simple solution is to get a 10...

Seems like the simple solution is to get a 10 speed cassette which will be compatible with the rest of your drivetrain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,109,467
Posted By Phatman

Man, so Iím realizing that I never posted any...

Man, so Iím realizing that I never posted any pics of my old CAADs from back in the day.

First up is my CAAD8ĖI loved this thing. I won my first race on it and had it for 8 years, from 2006 to...
05-19-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have used 30-35 ft lbs for tapered square arm...

I have used 30-35 ft lbs for tapered square arm retaining bolts for decades. IIRC older Euro ones often wanted a few lbs less as their alloys tended to be softer. When Hollowtech came out and their...
05-19-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 751
Posted By ironhands

🤣 I did just say I haven't been able to find any...

🤣 I did just say I haven't been able to find any locally, which would include stores, or did you assume I was just ransacking random garages? As my bikes not rideable, I'm pretty limited in the...
05-19-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By KJ43

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon...

Exactly. Anyone that does any work with carbon parts should have carbon paste on hand. At the very least it allows you to use the lowest possible torque setting to clamp your carbon components.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,712,745
Posted By JRD

I bought this...2000 Trek 2200 Alpha SL ...

I bought this...2000 Trek 2200 Alpha SL


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Going to strip it down to the...
05-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By cxwrench

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning...

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning so I don't have to worry about whether it's going to slip or not.
05-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By cxwrench

ftfy.

ftfy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By Koyote

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would...

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would be the shorthand for the year 2022.

Edit: ​​​​​​cxwrench beat me to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10,389
Views: 3,109,467
Posted By the sci guy

Yeah I think sizing was a little more...

Yeah I think sizing was a little more loosey-goosey back then - bike fitting has probably become a lot more technical these days. I think the best you can do is look at the top tube & seat tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By aliasfox

I have an 11-34 HG800 cassette, mated to a 50-34...

I have an 11-34 HG800 cassette, mated to a 50-34 crank on my Lynskey. My biggest distaste for this combination are the 2-tooth gaps in the starting through cruising part of the cassette, the 13-19t...
05-16-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe the clamping bolt should be at the front of...

Maybe the clamping bolt should be at the front of the seat tube
That's what I would do
05-15-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By oldbobcat

Yes, this will work. Just remove the grip and...

Yes, this will work. Just remove the grip and controls on one side. I recommend the left.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,188
Posted By himespau

Fair enough, I 'd want to use longer nipples than...

Fair enough, I 'd want to use longer nipples than I usually do to try to get a better purchase on them. I'm just clumsy and have lost nipple in a traditional rim, so I'm just imagining losing hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,188
Posted By the sci guy

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís...

haha theyíre for my current build project. Itís just a frame right now - the fork isnít even in, so thereís nothing to ride!

BUT

I did mount my new tires today with tubes and put the rear one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By zandoval

Back In The Day....Clean it up with acetone then...

Back In The Day....Clean it up with acetone then a little vulcanizing cement and put it together after dry. No biggy. If it fails? Hey, I heal fast...But now days...Ii could be a sign of catastrophic...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By mstateglfr

Again, different cranksets have different spider...

Again, different cranksets have different spider shapes. What you are asking may be possible one one, but not modern ones I have worked on.
Even if it is possible, I dont know why anyone would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By rm -rf

It's the ratio between the two gears. 32/30=1.07,...

It's the ratio between the two gears. 32/30=1.07, or 7% easier.
Depending on the tooth counts, shifts to the next gear can range from around 5% to 15%+ percent change. It's often around 10% or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By Rushie

Thanks to all for the comprehensive advice,...

Thanks to all for the comprehensive advice, really appreciate it - mand has helped a lot. Think I've decided to stick with what I've got for a couple of months and see how I go, and if I'm still...
05-12-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,416
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The problem is that the chain is upside down -...

The problem is that the chain is upside down - the part of the chain that is up by the seatstay up by the brake should be the bottom run of the chain. I bet if you could pull the bit that is through...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By delbiker1

Very little difference between 30 and 32. If I...

Very little difference between 30 and 32. If I was going to do this, it would definitely be at least 34t big cog. You do not state what RD or crank set you are using. lf you have a short cage, the 32...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By yaw

What is your current climbing cadence and small...

What is your current climbing cadence and small chain ring size?

You can calculate what difference a 32 or even 34 would make over your 30 and pick accordingly.

If you are close enough to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 747
Posted By yaw

I appreciate everyone's responses. To...

I appreciate everyone's responses.

To clarify some obvious miscommunication here, she now wants to cycle, wants a road bike specifically, and is excited about training and achieving on it. She's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 747
Posted By Chuck M

Unless he comes back to edit his post to advocate...

Unless he comes back to edit his post to advocate her riding without a helmet and shirt, I pretty much agree with Larry on this.
05-09-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

I'm probably exaggerating, but they said it's...

I'm probably exaggerating, but they said it's slightly intertwined in the down tube. They said it wasn't too bad, and I could probably do it myself, but I figure since it's at the shop I'll have them...
05-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

The LBS called, they said the hanger was super...

The LBS called, they said the hanger was super bent! Wow, no way I would have noticed. Also they said my internal routing is a mess, so I'll just have them do everything in one go. They said...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,188
Posted By the sci guy

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've...

D'oh I forgot to try the hex wrench test. I've already taken the wheel off and put the tire back on my friend's wheels I borrowed. Oh well. lol.
Ok cool, good deal on not needing the rim tape. And...
05-07-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By jonathanf2

When I redid the RD cabling, I re-used the old...

When I redid the RD cabling, I re-used the old inner plastic cable tubing for the internal routing. I was thinking of getting fresh tubing if that might cause some friction or other issues. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,100
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Fast riders today set up their bikes so that with...

Fast riders today set up their bikes so that with hands on hoods and forearms horizontal, they are at their most efficient hip angle for fast riding on the flat. Dropping their hands onto the drops...
05-05-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,774
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, a well patched tube will hold air just as...

Yes, a well patched tube will hold air just as well as a new one.

IME preparation is more important than the specific patch kit brand. You've got to get the mold release off the tube before...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,572
Posted By ctak

Very similar to Bill Mould's findings, thanks for...

Very similar to Bill Mould's findings, thanks for sharing: "Some believe that a wheel built with tighter spokes is stiffer. It is not. Wheel stiffness does not vary significantly with spoke tension...
05-01-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Camilo

Was it "too tall" on one side, or just right on...

Was it "too tall" on one side, or just right on that side and too low on the other? That's the way it usually is for me. It's not that the tire bead is not properly in the rim on the "high" area,...
05-01-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Canker

eh not a problem. Only a problem if you they are...

eh not a problem. Only a problem if you they are going way over the max psi. It is more of a problem with tubeless mountain bike tires since they have a much lower max PSI and people use...
05-01-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,564
Posted By CAT7RDR

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice...

Made a loop out of San Dimas Canyon. Nice tranquil getaway if you want to avoid the racers on GMR on the weekend.
LARIO Park is still closed along the north SGRT. Enjoyed the view on Puddingstone...
05-01-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 175,564
Posted By 2seven0

Too busy at work to take Fridays off for awhile...

Too busy at work to take Fridays off for awhile so I rode Santiago Cyn this morning solo & last Sunday with my wife. Always seems the large groups are going the opposite way last week several on SCR...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By Tomm Willians

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I...

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy Oí Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
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