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08-19-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Note: 1. The 2011+ model works for 2000+ pad...

Note:
1. The 2011+ model works for 2000+ pad holders.
2. They discontinued the separate Campy 2000 model.
3. They still make the Campy 89 model for older brakes.
08-03-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's not a problem when you lubricate with...

It's not a problem when you lubricate with anti-seize or grease.
07-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,164
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

As a rule of thumb, you can comfortably ride your...

As a rule of thumb, you can comfortably ride your usual weekly average all at once if you pace yourself appropriately. You're already doing that.

As a rule of thumb, you want to avoid unpleasant...
06-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Increased flexibility from side plate wear can...

1. Increased flexibility from side plate wear can degrade shifting although a chain has not elongated
2. Some chains elongate slower than others, notably Campagnolo. I replace mine after 4500 miles...
05-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Do you have 2009-2014 11 speed Campagnolo...

Do you have 2009-2014 11 speed Campagnolo derailleurs?

Not Shimano, or even 2015+ Campagnolo parts which both have incompatible pull ratios.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Nitto plugs which clamp in place. ...

Nitto plugs which clamp in place.


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05-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. It makes a huge difference in how much slack...

Yes. It makes a huge difference in how much slack you have.
05-17-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton (5/8" or 16mm...

1. Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton (5/8" or 16mm for traditional rims, 3/4" or 19mm for wide) totaling 0.005" thick versus .010" for thin rim tapes and .020" for Velox.
2. Start the second bead...
05-03-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,573
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Swap your rim tape for two wraps of 1 mil Kapton...

Swap your rim tape for two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape (5/8" or 16mm for traditional rims, 3/4" or 19mm wide), totaling just 0.005" thick versus .020" for Velox and .010" "thin" rim strips/two wraps...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Nelson Titanium Products in San Francisco ...

Nelson Titanium Products in San Francisco
Caletti Cycles in Santa Cruz

no idea if either does repair work
04-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,948
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Unpainted titanium frame, clear coated woven...

Unpainted titanium frame, clear coated woven carbon fiber fork, and components that are silver metal or clear coated carbon fiber.
04-05-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. It gave me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...

Yes. It gave me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome including exercise intolerance and radically reduced aerobic threshold. Officially I'm supposed to avoid a heart rate over 120 bpm, although 110 seems to be...
03-31-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,309
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Not at steady speed. Wheel weight...

Not at steady speed.



Wheel weight difference doubles accelerating as you move from axle center to road surface although it's not enough to matter unless you're contesting a sprint finish.
...
03-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,309
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Climbing speed is inversely proportional to total...

Climbing speed is inversely proportional to total weight.

Assuming you weigh 70kg, dropping that 2.5 kg of bike weight will make speed 80.5 / 78 kg = 1.032 times what it was before; or save...
03-31-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,709
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. I shrunk over 60 pounds cycling. ...

Yes. I shrunk over 60 pounds cycling.



She's eating too much or cycling too little, noting that relaxed cycling can use just 300 calories per hour.
03-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26 is my favorite 10...

13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26 is my favorite 10 speed cassette with one tooth jumps through the 19.

Eddy Merckx dominated the pro peloton with a 52x13 big gear and I'm no Eddy; past 30 MPH...
03-31-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

There were three derailleur lengths. Short -...

There were three derailleur lengths.

Short - 55mm between pulley bolt centers. Officially for standard/compact doubles and all cogs but 13-29. 27T wrap. Or 30T of wrap (2010 OEM manual). 26T (2010...
03-28-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I replace a tire when cords show, it gets cut, or...

I replace a tire when cords show, it gets cut, or it bulges due to broken cords.

Before switching to tires with a flat protection layer I also changed when the flat rate became unacceptable.

I...
03-24-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends on vintage. 1997-1998 Record...

It depends on vintage.

1997-1998 Record Titanium 9 speed freehub. Note individual springs and genuine Campagnolo freehub installation tool. I also have the metal clip which can be used for...
03-24-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. Campagnolo switched to deeper splines and a...

Yes. Campagnolo switched to deeper splines and a wider freehub body with the move to 9 cogs.



It won't.



You need a freehub body for a rear hub using cup and cone bearings on a 10mm axle...
03-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,641
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Drivers should expect traffic from either...

Drivers should expect traffic from either direction.

In practice they don't, and in most states "I didn't see them" is an accepted defense to vehicular manslaughter charges.
03-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,641
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Only if there are no intersections including...

Only if there are no intersections including driveways.

Otherwise she's inviting collisions with drivers not looking for traffic off the main roadway headed in the wrong direction.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,688
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

There are fewer situations where one cog offers a...

There are fewer situations where one cog offers a bit less resistance than you like and the next a bit more.



I think cassettes with more than a two tooth jump before the 19 cog are unsuitable...
02-28-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,298
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. I want to ride as fast or slow as I feel...

Yes. I want to ride as fast or slow as I feel like, as long or short, and start from my home.
02-27-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I have over 29,000 miles on my 10 speed cassette...

I have over 29,000 miles on my 10 speed cassette with chain replacement every 4500 miles but only 1/32" of elongation.
02-23-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,922
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rider weight pulls on the front bolt in 2-bolt...

Rider weight pulls on the front bolt in 2-bolt systems which can lead to breakage:
...
02-23-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,922
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Campagnolo C-Record and Nitto S65 single bolt...

Campagnolo C-Record and Nitto S65 single bolt posts aren't indexed.

Campagnolo Record SP10-RE round post. Infinitely adjustable, holds its adjustment with low torque, correct diameter, shiny...
02-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Plastic.

Plastic.
02-22-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Water bottle cages can wear out

I wore a hole in my down tube bottle cage after 35,000 miles since resuming bike computer use in 2010 and unknown count back to 1997:
...
02-21-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No. The performance oriented tires have more...

No. The performance oriented tires have more supple carcasses that provide a smoother ride when run at appropriate inflation pressure.
02-20-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It depends. When I wore out discontinued...

It depends.

When I wore out discontinued small parts in my 1997 Campagnolo Chorus shifters, upgrading my titanium Litespeed to 10 speed Record Titanium cost $3000 less than buying a new bike...
02-19-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You can measure the brake track with a dental...

You can measure the brake track with a dental caliper.

Jobst Brandt states that 0.5mm is the absolute minimum in https://yarchive.net/bike/rim_wear.html, noting hoop stress goes up with tire...
02-16-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,783
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I have one bicycle themed opener: ...

I have one bicycle themed opener:

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02-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

With big jumps between cogs you might enjoy more...

With big jumps between cogs you might enjoy more of them or a triple crank allowing the same range with a tighter cassette.

The pro peloton didn't move beyond 12-23 until they got 10 cogs, with...
02-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,896
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

PowerTap, because it works with all pedals and...

PowerTap, because it works with all pedals and cranks.

SL+ because shiny silver with a carbon fiber window matches my bike.

http://i.imgur.com/LxBh3k5h.jpg (https://imgur.com/LxBh3k5)
02-10-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,507
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Lots of us ride older frames with newer parts. ...

Lots of us ride older frames with newer parts.

I've been riding a Litespeed Natchez frame and Look fork since 1997. It fits great, the traditional geometry leaves room for 2 large water bottles...
02-08-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,779
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I've used the same combination wrenches since...

I've used the same combination wrenches since 1992.

My Park cable cutters dating to 1997 or 1998 are the oldest bicycle tool I use on a regular basis.
02-05-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes. That's what "replacement value coverage"...

Yes. That's what "replacement value coverage" does.

I pay Farmers Insurance a little extra for mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,428
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Mostly "tubeless ready" Paired with...

Mostly "tubeless ready"

Paired with Continental GP4000 tires the Kinlin XR300 was the first tough rim I encountered (I finish at the valve, although that was still a problem with Velox)...
02-04-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,981
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I shift like I have ADHD and break rear shift...

I shift like I have ADHD and break rear shift cable strands within 2500 miles so I proactively replace them every 2000 miles. With housing going high friction in less than two cables I swap it at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,428
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

0.020" thick Velox makes some rims too tight for...

0.020" thick Velox makes some rims too tight for some tires.

I use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton totaling 0.005" for those situations which makes the difference between cussing at tools and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,415
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Frank Berto determined it empirically as the...

Frank Berto determined it empirically as the point at which you got a good ride but rolling resistance did not increase appreciably.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,415
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's more than you need in your front tire. ...

It's more than you need in your front tire.

https://www.quora.com/How-much-air-should-be-put-in-road-bike-tyre/answer/Drew-Eckhardt



At 155 pounds with an all-up weight around 180 and 45/55%...
01-30-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,240
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Then run a 110/74mm BCD super compact. A 44-28...

Then run a 110/74mm BCD super compact. A 44-28 would give you a big gear like Eddy Merckx used to dominate the pro peloton, and road-triple like low.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I hit 191/69 at 179 bpm in the final stage of my...

I hit 191/69 at 179 bpm in the final stage of my stress echo cardiogram which increased to 204/65 when I stopped.

Resting in the morning I'm 100/60 and currently a little under 60 bpm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,950
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1. Power meters became common among serious...

1. Power meters became common among serious cyclists.
2. In 2012 Robert Chung wrote his paper on how to measure rolling resistance plus aerodynamic drag on-road using one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,765
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Out for.

Out for.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,765
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

There was a "no services for 50 miles" sign on...

There was a "no services for 50 miles" sign on the 200 mile loop starting at my front door hitting two of the three highest paved peaks in my area with a population of 7.7 million.

Except for a...
01-27-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,981
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I wrap the tape flush and use Nitto plugs which...

I wrap the tape flush and use Nitto plugs which clamp in place.

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01-24-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,616
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

I got my last batch on sale in 2019 at $2/6. ...

I got my last batch on sale in 2019 at $2/6.
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