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07-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Just wanted to let everyone know the derailleur...

Just wanted to let everyone know the derailleur is repaired and reinstalled. I really appreciate all the advice. I haven’t been a regular reader or participant in these forums for many years, but...
07-09-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

The pin is actually more like a piece of metal...

The pin is actually more like a piece of metal rolled up over itself, like a spring. I can see a couple of layers of metal.
07-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Hi all! After a brief delay, I have a new...

Hi all!

After a brief delay, I have a new hinge roll pin. Now the question is: how do I install it? It doesn’t just slide in, so it’s going to require some force and/or lubrication. Do I have to...
06-27-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Yes, clamp is correct - itís original to the...

Yes, clamp is correct - itís original to the bike. And thanks for the warning. I was actually using a torque wrench but clearly had it set too high and wasnít paying attention.
06-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Thanks, I just discovered what the part was...

Thanks, I just discovered what the part was called as you were posting this!
06-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Iíve discovered that the actual part is a hinge...

Iíve discovered that the actual part is a hinge roll pin, and you can actually get a Campy replacement:

https://www.modernbike.com/campagnolo-front-derailleur-hinge-roll-pin-each

Just need to...
06-27-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Yes, the clamp and the rest of the derailleur are...

Yes, the clamp and the rest of the derailleur are fine.

Its a little tough to accurately measure the pin fragments (they got a bit deformed), but looks like about 2.5mm diameter and 14.5mm long.
06-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Thanks, thatís a helpful link. Iíll measure the...

Thanks, thatís a helpful link. Iíll measure the pin diameter with calipers and see what I can find.
06-27-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By dmw010

Broke clamp pivot on Campy Avanti front derailleur

I made a mistake and overtightened the seat tube clamp on a 1997 Campy Avanti front derailleur. It snapped the pin in the clamp pivot. The clamp is integral to the derailleur, so I canít replace it....
09-16-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By dmw010

Clement X'plor MSO 40mm on Mavic Kysrium Elite?

I've been running Kenda Small Block Eight 35mm tires on 2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels for mixed terrain riding with no problems (other than poor traction in some conditions). I'd like to try...
06-12-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By dmw010

Ride crosses two Garmin maps

I'm going to be riding in the Alps, crossing back and forth between Italy and France. I plan on using my Garmin Edge 800, but I discovered that the maps for Italy and France are on different MicroSD...
11-24-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,187
Posted By dmw010

The law could be changed, but until that happens,...

The law could be changed, but until that happens, people still have an obligation to follow existing law.

If, by changing the law, you mean changing to permit cyclists to do things that motorists...
11-24-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,187
Posted By dmw010

We can debate whether an individual cyclist...

We can debate whether an individual cyclist breaking a particular law in a particular traffic situation increases, decreases, or has no impact on their own safety. What about the potential long-term...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,525
Posted By dmw010

Thanks for the suggestions. Before I shell out...

Thanks for the suggestions. Before I shell out $400+, I think I'll try packing my Ritchey case the way S&S suggests packing its case, and see if that works better. I've always taken off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,525
Posted By dmw010

Better case for Ritchey Breakaway?

I built up a Ritchey Breakaway road bike (54cm steel frame, SRAM Rival group, carbon bars and post, DT Swiss wheelset, 17.5 lbs) last spring, and have done some truly amazing rides with it. It takes...
03-20-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By dmw010

cable quick connects

I'm building up a Ritchey Breakaway frame, and it comes with quick connects for the cables. Anyone have instructions for installing and setting up the quick connects? I searched Ritchey's website...
11-26-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By dmw010

I've had Nokon cables installed since May, and I...

I've had Nokon cables installed since May, and I decided last night to give up on them and go back to regular cables and housings. I can confirm that the outer links are identical between the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By dmw010

Unless your century involves climbing actual...

Unless your century involves climbing actual mountains, you would probably see a significant improvement from a 12-25 or 12-27 cassette. I'd try that first before investing in a compact crankset. ...
04-03-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By dmw010

I converted my hardtail to a rigid singlespeed...

I converted my hardtail to a rigid singlespeed last year. Here's what I changed (I did the work myself, so no labor charges, but I bought nice parts).

1. Removed chainrings and replaced with a...
03-28-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By dmw010

I use a quick release skewer to hold the BB...

I use a quick release skewer to hold the BB removal tool firmly against the splines, then a big-honking 18-inch adjustable wrench to loosen. With that big a lever, it doesn't even take that much...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By dmw010

Disclaimer: I'm a data geek, so please bear with...

Disclaimer: I'm a data geek, so please bear with me.

I'm heading to Italy in May to follow the Giro d'Italia for a week. I always ride with a heart rate monitor, and sometimes with a GPS. I...
02-07-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By dmw010

Any thoughts on the Ritchey WCS compact crankset?...

Any thoughts on the Ritchey WCS compact crankset? It's Octalink-compatible, so I could keep my Ultegra bottom bracket.
01-22-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By dmw010

I should have guessed that Sheldon Brown would...

I should have guessed that Sheldon Brown would have the answer for an old-parts-compatibility question! Thanks.
01-22-06, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By dmw010

What do you mean by "over locknut spacing"? I...

What do you mean by "over locknut spacing"? I put the cassette on to see how the spacing looked, and the locknut fit perfectly and screwed in securely, but the rest of the cassette could move...
01-22-06, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By dmw010

7-speed cassette on 8-speed hub?

I've got a 7-speed cassette on a 1997 Acera-X hub, and I want to put it on another wheel built around a 1996 XT 8-speed hub. I thought 7- and 8-speed hubs might have been the same width back then,...
01-05-06, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,202
Posted By dmw010

I don't know, the U-bolt seems strong enough to...

I don't know, the U-bolt seems strong enough to me, considering I trust my own weight on 4mm and 5mm stem bolts. I snugged down the nuts with some grease on the threads and they haven't loosened...
01-04-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,202
Posted By dmw010

It looks like you are not using standard Thule...

It looks like you are not using standard Thule load bars. With the standard load bars (black, rectangular cross-section, no slot on top), the carrier is secured to the standard load bars by a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,951
Posted By dmw010

We don't have a garage, basement, or backyard, so...

We don't have a garage, basement, or backyard, so I've got 4 on a rack in the dining room, one in the sunroom, and one in pieces (plus most of my tools) in the pantry. My wife doesn't mind at all, 2...
12-07-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By dmw010

I had the same problem with two different carbon...

I had the same problem with two different carbon posts. Tightened the binder as much as I could without damaging the post (actually, I did end up damaging one of them), and they still slipped. ...
12-01-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By dmw010

I think most of the state parks (like Great Brook...

I think most of the state parks (like Great Brook in Carlisle and Callahan in Framingham), are open. The Middlesex Fells is definitely closed January 1 to mid-April, as is Lynn Woods. All the state...
11-29-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By dmw010

I noticed while lubing my chain that my rear...

I noticed while lubing my chain that my rear wheel will pick up some backward rotation as I rotate the cranks backward. Does this point to a freehub problem? It's a 2002 Dura Ace hub. I found...
11-21-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By dmw010

Remember that some manufacturers recommend...

Remember that some manufacturers recommend different torques depending on the material you are clamping to. Example: My Ritchey WCS stem recommends a higher torque when clamping to an alloy bar...
11-03-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,546
Posted By dmw010

Here's my MTB history: 1994: Trek 830...

Here's my MTB history:

1994: Trek 830 (rigid)
1996: Schwinn Homegrown XT (hardtail)
2004: Specialized Epic Marathon (full suspension)
2005: Schwinn Homegrown hardtail converted to rigid...
11-03-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By dmw010

That reminds me, if you ride clipless pedals that...

That reminds me, if you ride clipless pedals that have little or no float, that can also lead to knee pain as it can force your leg to remain in a position that is biomechanically incorrect for you. ...
11-02-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By dmw010

If you don't regularly have knee pain, maybe you...

If you don't regularly have knee pain, maybe you just overdid it this time. If you find you are regularly getting knee pain, check your saddle height and fore/aft position. Many people ride with...
11-02-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dmw010

Dura Ace hub overhaul

Anyone have any links to instructions for overhauling 2003 Dura Ace hubs (front and rear)? I believe this was one or two product generations back, and Shimano only has the current products on their...
11-01-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By dmw010

Even a well-maintained chain will almost...

Even a well-maintained chain will almost immediately rust on the surface after a good drenching (e.g., driving home from the trails in a downpour with the bike on the roof). Just cleaning and...
09-30-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,222
Posted By dmw010

If you've already got digestive problems, you are...

If you've already got digestive problems, you are probably better off with whey protein than soy. Soy is more likely to cause problems. I'd say try a different brand without any unnecessary...
09-30-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By dmw010

Nice if you're into carbon MTBs, but I hope Ibis...

Nice if you're into carbon MTBs, but I hope Ibis brings back the Hakkalugi cross bike. Best bike name ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By dmw010

Yes, very sensible advice. Thanks everyone. I'm...

Yes, very sensible advice. Thanks everyone. I'm sure you all know how tough it is to resist the urge to upgrade components.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By dmw010

Sorry to reopen an old thread, but I've got a set...

Sorry to reopen an old thread, but I've got a set of Open Pros with Dura Ace hubs and DT Swiss 14/15 double butted spokes that I bought from Performance a couple of years ago. I have to say they...
09-14-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By dmw010

I've got one similar to the Gear Up one above,...

I've got one similar to the Gear Up one above, but made from wood:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=2266&subcategory_ID=6600

Holds 2 bikes out of the box, 4 (2 on each side)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By dmw010

I had similar damage on an Easton CF post,...

I had similar damage on an Easton CF post, probably from overtightening trying to stop slippage. Replaced it with a Look CF post (the frame is a Look) -- bike got blown over by the wind and top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-05, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By dmw010

I strongly discourage you from using the communal...

I strongly discourage you from using the communal storage room or the balcony if you want to keep your bike in good condition.

I use this rack to hold 4 bikes in our apartment:
...
08-29-05, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By dmw010

I noticed on my last ride that my Shimano XT...

I noticed on my last ride that my Shimano XT hrydraulic disc brakes seem to have gone soft. By that I mean that I have to pull the lever more to brake, and the brakes seem to be less powerful. I...
08-26-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,659
Posted By dmw010

The instructions for your fork are located here: ...

The instructions for your fork are located here:

http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/servlet/siteos.suntour.SRDownloadServlet?binary_id=402&SID=1125090408_ccb7000000227b142aba

It appears that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-05, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By dmw010

Is anyone going to stream Vuelta coverage on the...

Is anyone going to stream Vuelta coverage on the net? OLN had streaming Giro coverage for $5.95, and there one or two Italian media sites that also streamed it.
08-12-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By dmw010

"Goo Gone" is usually my product of last resort...

"Goo Gone" is usually my product of last resort for stubborn sticky stuff.
08-12-05, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By dmw010

I second that -- I use 16g cartridges so I don't...

I second that -- I use 16g cartridges so I don't have to worry about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,693
Posted By dmw010

I did the full century during the Climb to the...

I did the full century during the Climb to the Clouds two weeks ago, and this climb was brutal in the middle of the ride. I was riding a 53/39 with a 12/27 cassette and I was wishing for some lower...
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