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10-08-18, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Deontologist

I'm back after a few years of not cycling...

Went through a lot of turmoil in my personal life. Ballooned from 5'11 and 165 pounds to 5'11 and 280+ pounds.

I had an old KHS Flite 700 (2005). I loved that bike to death. However, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Deontologist

Wide cycling shoes

I have a pair of Specialized shoes but they get very uncomfortable over 5 miles. My feet swell as I ride. I used to wear socks and had the insole in the Specialized shoes and that was torture.
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03-19-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By Deontologist

Michelin Pro 4 Endurance bead separation

I'm surprised at this problem - today I was riding a new Pro 4 Endurance tire and 20 miles into the ride I noticed a bubble on the front tire. Turned out the bead had separated from the rest of the...
01-13-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Deontologist

Is this chain pin worn out?

Is the chain pin on the right worn out?

Someone told me the chain pin on the right is not worn out at all. Reasoning below:


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10-28-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By Deontologist

I'm not playing hide and seek with you guys. The...

I'm not playing hide and seek with you guys. The frame is fine as I've rode on the same frame with a different wheel for 100 miles since without an issue.

I have a pair of the same tires and I...
10-19-15, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By Deontologist

I've been riding with a new wheel/tire combo for...

I've been riding with a new wheel/tire combo for a while now and there is no steering input from this wheel/tire combo. I'm going to rule out the frame.

I'm suspecting that the old tire with the...
10-14-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,321
Posted By Deontologist

As noted above, aluminum warms up very easily...

As noted above, aluminum warms up very easily while CF tends to resist temperature change.
10-13-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,321
Posted By Deontologist

There is an aluminum sleeve inside the shell....

There is an aluminum sleeve inside the shell. Aluminum heats up a lot easier than CF. Just like a pot full of water. The metal becomes way too hot to touch well before the water inside achieves the...
10-13-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,321
Posted By Deontologist

The frame is fine. It's just the crank is stuck...

The frame is fine. It's just the crank is stuck in place. Loctite 609 is a medium-strength retaining compound and plenty of people recommend using it along with several manufacturers.

I heard...
10-13-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,321
Posted By Deontologist

Protecting myself from LBS

I applied probably too much Loctite 609 to the BB of my bike and now the crank is stuck in place no matter how hard I dare hit it with a rubber mallet.

I am going to take it to the LBS tomorrow. ...
10-12-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By Deontologist

It's not the tire that looks off center; the...

It's not the tire that looks off center; the entire back end of the bike is moving laterally to the right. Even the chainstays are being sucked to the right by some force. They are sucked to the...
10-11-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By Deontologist

No this isn't a problem in the stand. When...

No this isn't a problem in the stand.

When riding I notice that the rear wheel tends to pull to the right. When I look between my legs at the rear wheel I can distinctly see the rear wheel skip...
10-06-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,536
Posted By Deontologist

Radially untrue wheel?

I know my rear wheel is ever-so-slightly out of true laterally. After releasing the brake cable a bit there was no longer any rim-brake contact.

However, there is still a slight torsional force...
08-26-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By Deontologist

What kind of loctite? Red? Blue? Blue can be used...

What kind of loctite? Red? Blue? Blue can be used for wheel building. Red ... that's permanent.
08-25-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By Deontologist

Sure you can mix and match rims, no problem. By...

Sure you can mix and match rims, no problem. By more comfortable do you mean more padded?

Also you can just get your LBS to cut the fork for you. Should cost less than 30 bucks ... mine did it...
08-23-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Deontologist

Fork doesn't track straigh

I have reason to believe that my carbon fork blades are asymmetric. At low speeds, I cannot let go of the handlebars for one bit without my bike veering off the road almost immediately. The bike is...
08-23-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Deontologist

My Campy shifters have a thumb button that can...

My Campy shifters have a thumb button that can move you down to a smaller cog one at a time and a paddle which can move you up three cogs at a time at most. I'm just having issues with the paddle and...
08-22-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Deontologist

Hard to execute multiple upshifts (RD)

The RD is tuned perfectly; upshifting and downshifting one at a time is flawless. I've checked the alignment of the jockey wheels with the cogs and all that. The only problem is that I can't push the...
08-17-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Deontologist

This. I have a u-lock which is about half an inch...

This. I have a u-lock which is about half an inch narrower than most other u-locks and this makes locking up my bike significantly tricker even though I have a bike with very narrow rims and a narrow...
08-17-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

I used the adapters in the Park Tool BB30.3...

I used the adapters in the Park Tool BB30.3 package. How is this incorrect? The Park Tool site says "Includes two installation bushings #668...
08-16-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

The issue was no matter what the adapters there's...

The issue was no matter what the adapters there's no way of easily telling whether I had the threaded rod centered while pushing in the bearings. So does that matter? Seems like most of the people...
08-15-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Deontologist

I made sure to wipe down the balls and put them...

I made sure to wipe down the balls and put them back in with a liberal dose of grease.

I just tore down the entire hub again to replace the wavy cone with another, less wavy cone. I knocked some...
08-15-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Deontologist

I actually pulled an axle from another rear wheel...

I actually pulled an axle from another rear wheel that was relatively functional to replace the pictured broken axle. The replacement axle has a wavy cone; the cone on one side isn't flat anymore and...
08-15-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,611
Posted By Deontologist

You said you loosened the crank retaining bolt....

You said you loosened the crank retaining bolt. Sounds like some threads still exist. Have you tried a crank puller such as the one by Park Tool? Very effective.
08-15-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Deontologist

Not a broken axle

I finally got around to tearing down the rear wheel of a BSO. I, as well as the LBS, thought that the axle had simply broke in half. The symptoms were a sudden loss of control of the bike along with...
08-15-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

I used Park Tool BB30 adapters on my BB30 bike...

I used Park Tool BB30 adapters on my BB30 bike with the Wheels Mfg. press ... how did I use the wrong adapters?
08-14-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

What about condensation?

What about condensation?
08-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

I used the Park Tool adapters (came with BB30...

I used the Park Tool adapters (came with BB30 tool) with a Wheels Manufacturing bearing press. The press was nothing more than a threaded rod and two wing nuts. No method of self-alignment with the...
08-14-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,669
Posted By Deontologist

Yes and no. Ethanol (found in hand sanitizers,...

Yes and no. Ethanol (found in hand sanitizers, alcoholic drinks) burns at very high temperature. The peak temperature is ~3500 degrees F. Of course to achieve the peak temperature there has to be a...
08-14-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By Deontologist

How important is bb30 bearing alignment?

I purchased a rather expensive press given what it is - a threaded rod with two wing nuts. Cost over 30 bucks when I could have made something myself from the hardware store for less than 10.

The...
08-14-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Deontologist

Okay I managed to eliminate the play. I didn't...

Okay I managed to eliminate the play. I didn't have enough steerer tube above the stem. I missed the part in the instructions for the compression plug that said there should be a spacer above the...
08-14-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Deontologist

Headset play

I had a lot of play in my headset and no my steerer tube isn't too long. It's relatively short.

I swapped bearings and the new ones eliminated most of the play but even then there is a slight...
08-13-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Deontologist

Reusing compression plug

So I have three forks for my bike - one broken and two perfectly functional. Don't ask about how I ended up with so many forks.

One of the functional forks has an Al steerer tube; the other...
08-07-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By Deontologist

Any suggestions as to how to find this inner...

Any suggestions as to how to find this inner hole? I've tried poking the cable around inside the shifter body and I haven't found anything.
08-07-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By Deontologist

Routing Campagnolo Brake Cable through Shifter

I've gotten up to here - I have stuck the cable into the hole in the picture and I have the cable stop head as pictured.

469802

My question is how is the cable internally routed in the...
08-07-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,243
Posted By Deontologist

Wiggle Lost Package

I placed two Wiggle orders on the same day about 4 weeks ago.

I received only 1 of the 2 orders. I don't know what happened to the other one because I chose free shipping with no tracking. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By Deontologist

This only works if your competitors aren't...

This only works if your competitors aren't thinking the same thing.
07-07-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Deontologist

Scratches in fork crown

Any ideas about how these scratches in the fork crown got there? The fork is otherwise immaculate. Only the underside of the crown - the side under the brake hole and right above the tire rubber -...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,021
Posted By Deontologist

Thank you for the first statement, and thank you...

Thank you for the first statement, and thank you again for not attempting to rip someone off on an 80s bike. Too bad 70s/80s bikes around here go for at least 400-500 simply because they're...
07-06-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Deontologist

Both shifter and brake cable housing are Shimano....

Both shifter and brake cable housing are Shimano.

All Campy components are 9 speed, so I'm guessing it's 4.5mm.

All the Shimano branded cable housing has ferrules on both ends I believe.
...
07-06-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Deontologist

Campagnolo cables, Shimano Housing?

Is it advisable to use Campy cables with Shimano housing?

I have Campy housing on hand; should I just go ahead and use the Campy housing or should I reuse the Shimano housing?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 02:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Deontologist

I do not believe that Trek frames are true...

I do not believe that Trek frames are true monocoque and in any case, OCLV has been associated with Trek frames since at least the early early 2000s so I don't think the seller was trying to...
07-06-15, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By Deontologist

Only thing latex about cafelatex is its name.

Only thing latex about cafelatex is its name.
07-05-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By Deontologist

Puncture-resistant tires, and to an extent,...

Puncture-resistant tires, and to an extent, tubes, do, however, prevent flats caused by other things such as underinflation and improperly installed rim strips/tape.

I've run thorn resistant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Deontologist

Same; 6 feet, 54cm bike, no issues with fit. ...

Same; 6 feet, 54cm bike, no issues with fit.

I would definitely carefully inspect the lugs. The epoxy holding the carbon and aluminum lugs together may have degraded. Otoh epoxy has been used to...
07-04-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,247
Posted By Deontologist

You should contact BD ASAP about the non dual...

You should contact BD ASAP about the non dual pivot brakes you were shipped and maybe they'll send you some better brakes.
07-04-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,245
Posted By Deontologist

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
07-04-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,247
Posted By Deontologist

1) When you tap the paddle to shift the FD cage...

1) When you tap the paddle to shift the FD cage .... does the chain actually shift from chainring to chainring? If so, you have nothing to worry about.

2) Take a picture of the dual-pivot brakes....
07-04-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,245
Posted By Deontologist

What happened exactly to the front hub?

What happened exactly to the front hub?
07-03-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,130
Posted By Deontologist

You are more aerodynamic in the drops; that might...

You are more aerodynamic in the drops; that might be part of the reason you feel pressure to go faster - you actually can go faster for less effort. And you are faster for the same effort.
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