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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By Wested

Ditto. I've done numerous 100+ mile rides on my...

Ditto. I've done numerous 100+ mile rides on my CAAD12 and it was very comfortable. As others have said, ultimately your comfort comes from (wide) tires and stem position. I'd get the CAAD and spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wested

Sometime it's easy to fudge up, especially with...

Sometime it's easy to fudge up, especially with the ol' Octalink bottom brackets.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Wested

Holy bottom bracket, batman!

Holy bottom bracket, batman!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,691
Posted By Wested

I think you will discs grow increasingly popular...

I think you will discs grow increasingly popular until the UCI either lowers or eliminates entirely the antiquated 6.8kg weight limit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,840
Posted By Wested

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,746
Posted By Wested

I feel like Cannondale has mostly solved the...

I feel like Cannondale has mostly solved the creaking problems that plagued the 9s and 10s, mainly by using loctite 609 or equivalent in the factory. BB30A sucks, but Cannondale's cranks really are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,746
Posted By Wested

I have the 12 and love it. Maybe you should just...

I have the 12 and love it. Maybe you should just buy the frame and swap over the components? You can get the frame for $700 or so, maybe less. Does not seem worth getting rid of your 9 considering...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,608
Posted By Wested

Flip that stem!

Flip that stem!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,248
Posted By Wested

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,394
Posted By Wested

Remove your cranks, clean them, and apply a...

Remove your cranks, clean them, and apply a liberal amount of grease to the spindle and all contact points. My Cannondale was creaking something awful last summer and I was sure it was the BB. Turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,620
Posted By Wested

I live in Park Slope and ride that loop almost...

I live in Park Slope and ride that loop almost every single day. Lovely ride, but it gets boring :) If you don't trust yourself with building the bike, bring it to RA Cycles on 5th Ave or Mr. C's in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,388
Posted By Wested

I just load up on Nashbar ultralight butyl tubes:...

I just load up on Nashbar ultralight butyl tubes:

Nashbar Lite Presta Tube - 48mm (http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_529176_-1___204730)

About the same weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Wested

velox /thread

velox

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Wested

shill

shill
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,598
Posted By Wested

So 10% is frivolous?

So 10% is frivolous?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,744
Posted By Wested

Not everyone has the luxury of a garage. Cities...

Not everyone has the luxury of a garage. Cities require lots of walking in road shoes, often up stairs holding a bike. That said, road shoes are road shoes and you learn to deal with them. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Wested

Hah, well I did not know that. But I think he was...

Hah, well I did not know that. But I think he was referring to the speedometers where you line up magnets on the spoke and frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Wested

His Garmin uses accelerometers, so no magnets.

His Garmin uses accelerometers, so no magnets.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By Wested

That's what she said?

That's what she said?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Wested

That's a beauty

That's a beauty
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,267
Posted By Wested

Yes, interesting point. On my CAAD12, Cannondale...

Yes, interesting point. On my CAAD12, Cannondale says that the steerer must be cut low, but other manufacturers specify as you said. I still suspect user error here, but we'll see if OP replies...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,267
Posted By Wested

Maybe your stem bolts were too tight around the...

Maybe your stem bolts were too tight around the steerer. Or possibly the expander plug was not positioned properly, which can happen if you had some steerer post showing above the stem. For that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,332
Posted By Wested

Beautiful. Is that a press-fit bottom bracket I...

Beautiful. Is that a press-fit bottom bracket I spy? Seems strange for such a classic frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,202
Posted By Wested

42

42
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,067
Posted By Wested

coasting

coasting
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,875
Posted By Wested

Splendid except for the *cough* Dork Disk *cough*

Splendid except for the *cough* Dork Disk *cough*
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,457
Posted By Wested

possible chinarello

possible chinarello
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Wested

Yes, makes sense, thanks.

Yes, makes sense, thanks.
10-24-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wested

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you, I agree--

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you, I agree--
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Wested

BB30A shim placement

I put my BB30A crankset together using the official Cannondale instructions, per attached. I'm a little confused, since I've previously seen the non-drive-side soft shim against the bearing shield,...
10-22-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wested

Cannondale BB30A shim placement

Hi guys, I recently swapped chainrings on my CAAD12 and did some overall cleaning while removing cranks and spindle. I put everything back together using the official diagram, per attached pic. I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 16,988
Posted By Wested

But they're cheap

But they're cheap
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,831
Posted By Wested

Well we'll need pics to actually scrutinize your...

Well we'll need pics to actually scrutinize your position, but if you're staying on a 52cm my guess is you'll need at least a 120.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 05:33 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By Wested

Another +1. My last set had seized nipples. One...

Another +1. My last set had seized nipples. One cracked and had to be drilled out of the rim. From the seizures to the rim cracks, I'm staying away.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Wested

Robert do you mind writing out your process for...

Robert do you mind writing out your process for using Loctite 609 or linking to where it is described? You apply 609 with primer? Do you have any problems removing the bearings later on, or is there...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By Wested

Yes, I've used them. They're perfectly fine over...

Yes, I've used them. They're perfectly fine over about 2,000 miles so far. I don't like buying used wheels in general because you have no idea what shape the bearings are in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By Wested

wiggle.com | COSINE 32mm Alloy Clincher Road...

wiggle.com | COSINE 32mm Alloy Clincher Road Wheelset | Road Race Wheels (http://www.wiggle.com/cosine-32mm-alloy-clincher-road-wheelset/)

Right about $300 new and shipped.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,141
Posted By Wested

Are you sure it's the bottom bracket and not a...

Are you sure it's the bottom bracket and not a lack of grease where the crank arms connect, etc.?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Wested

I usually say don't bother when you're talking...

I usually say don't bother when you're talking 2.5mm or so... but 165 to 175 is a significant jump, and noticeable. Instead of playing scavenger hunt on eBay, I'd just buy a new 175mm ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,613
Posted By Wested

One of my bikes has late-90s nine-speed Dura Ace...

One of my bikes has late-90s nine-speed Dura Ace which remained perfectly adjusted with embarrassingly little maintenance. Cassette wore down quickly, but that's because several of the cogs are Ti.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wested

Get yourself some 28s and they'll move faster.

Get yourself some 28s and they'll move faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By Wested

I think the hill in Central Park is something...

I think the hill in Central Park is something like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,923
Posted By Wested

Sounds like I'm going with Bitex. Cheapest and...

Sounds like I'm going with Bitex. Cheapest and lightest, what's not to like? Thanks everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,923
Posted By Wested

China carbon wheels, which hubs?

Thinking about ordering the 55mm carbon wheels from light-bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Wested

It's never taken more than 5 days for me in NYC.

It's never taken more than 5 days for me in NYC.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By Wested

Sorry, I was not clear. I meant that specific...

Sorry, I was not clear. I meant that specific model. The stock cables Jagwire supplies manufacturers are pretty junky, but they also make high-quality cables like ones I linked to. There is a lively...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By Wested

Lots of good options. I use...

Lots of good options. I use https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Complete-Shift-Brake-Cable/dp/B001C4NJME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476112051&sr=8-1&keywords=jagwire

Shimano cables are great too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By Wested

Very, very nice. My only advice is to change the...

Very, very nice. My only advice is to change the cables sooner rather than later. I assume you got the same crappy Jagwire that mine came with. The cables frayed almost immediately and the shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By Wested

Usually—not always, but usually—it is not worth...

Usually—not always, but usually—it is not worth buying the groupset and installing it unless you have a very good frame. Your Trek 1.1 is a fine bike, but if you advance to the point where your...
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