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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By RNAV

I've used the 7x10 ears on a 7x9 saddle without...

I've used the 7x10 ears on a 7x9 saddle without issue. I did line the inside upper lip of the ears with tape to make up the extra 1mm -- I didn't wrap the rails, nor did I put tape in the interior...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By RNAV

Is that $4k for the frame, or $4k for a complete...

Is that $4k for the frame, or $4k for a complete bike? The answer will require you look at drastically different makers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By RNAV

I don't really care if it's 11 or 12 speed, or...

I don't really care if it's 11 or 12 speed, or mechanical or electronic. I care about not spending $2500 for a group. I know I can spend less for Rival AXS, but it's stupid heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By RNAV

Where to buy non-AXS SRAM groups?

Iím specifically looking for a 2x11 hydraulic force or red group, but can only find either AXS (too pricy) or Rival(too heavy). I see companies like All City selling new bikes with 1x11 Force CX...
05-27-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,898
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for your write up. I've got two steel...

Thanks for your write up. I've got two steel Lemond road bikes and find myself in a similar situation needing more tire clearance. I'm torn between building up a Lemond Poprad disc - which will clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By RNAV

That's funny, because I am in aviation and was...

That's funny, because I am in aviation and was thinking to myself "no way he's referring to go/no-go speed!" Let's say it's got a V1 of 1 knot . . . as soon as it starts to roll, I'm takin' it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By RNAV

According to this article...

According to this article (https://road.cc/content/news/126698-lemond-launches-steel-washoe), "The Washoe is named after the county in Nevada where the USAís only Tour de France winner (1986, 1989...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By RNAV

Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it...

Thanks! Do you mean how many speeds was it originally, or what did it look like previously?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By RNAV

Kinda NBD: Custom LeMond Washoe

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After more than a year (COVID delays), my Washoe project is finally done!...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By RNAV

Thank you for your very informative post! I'll...

Thank you for your very informative post! I'll have to update my sig to '06 . . . I was uncertain of the year when I acquired the frame. But, it was definitely a Croix de fer and it was definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By RNAV

I think you should get it repaired, then...

I think you should get it repaired, then repainted. Personally, I'm a fan of custom paint jobs on Lemonds.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By RNAV

I thought I'd share how going from 175s to 170s...

I thought I'd share how going from 175s to 170s changed my positioning on the bike. I have hip mobility issues from an injury that restricts how high my right leg can come up; this consequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By RNAV

I own two steel LeMonds and can confirm they are...

I own two steel LeMonds and can confirm they are comfy, have great handling, and are fun to ride. I have a Croix de fer, which has identical geometry to the Zurich. I recently picked up a LeMond...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,758
Posted By RNAV

For temps in the 45-50F range, I'd recommend any...

For temps in the 45-50F range, I'd recommend any of the Defeet gloves: https://defeet.com/collections/gloves

The material is knit tightly enough to block most of the wind, but it's not wind-proof....
09-28-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,011
Posted By RNAV

I always drool a little bit every time you post...

I always drool a little bit every time you post this bike. Absolutely beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
Posted By RNAV

Your best bet is to try to find a used All-City...

Your best bet is to try to find a used All-City Mr. Pink. It'll likely have a modern group on it. Good, quality steel frames, but you'll have to be patient and hunt to try to find one in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By RNAV

If that's it . . . what a let-down. That's...

If that's it . . . what a let-down. That's almost as bad as Trek's "this will change the face of cycling forever" wave cell helmet campaign.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,317
Posted By RNAV

Definitely get a professional fit if you're going...

Definitely get a professional fit if you're going to be doing anything other than casual riding. Just make sure you're going to a reputable fitter. Like you, I had left knee pain. Spent probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,355
Posted By RNAV

Mount the radar unit on the seat post as usual;...

Mount the radar unit on the seat post as usual; mount the flare under the saddle. I run tubeless, so I don't need a saddlebag. I've got a plug kit, CO2, and a multi-tool in my jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,355
Posted By RNAV

I had no idea the Varia goes into hyper-flash. ...

I had no idea the Varia goes into hyper-flash. Does it do that by default?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,355
Posted By RNAV

I've already got the RLT510, but I may get the...

I've already got the RLT510, but I may get the radar-only unit. I think the Bontrager Flare RT is a much brighter, better attention-getting taillight. Perhaps I'm being a snob, but I've never run...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By RNAV

Difficulty cross-chaining is indicative of...

Difficulty cross-chaining is indicative of excessive chainring teeth wear. Difficulty shifting from small chainring to large chainring is indicative of worn pick-up pins and worn teeth on the large...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By RNAV

Long shot: anyone got a light pink Chris King Inset 7 headset for sale?

I'm building a bike that's getting a custom paint job, and a light pink Chris King Inset 7 headset would be a really nice touch. They were made a few years ago, but I can't find any retailers with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,268
Posted By RNAV

Great color choice! Looks awesome.

Great color choice! Looks awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,370
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for posting. Stunning bike! I may have...

Thanks for posting. Stunning bike! I may have to go the Barco route one day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By RNAV

Got the bars. The holes pictured are smaller in...

Got the bars. The holes pictured are smaller in person once you see their size compared to brake/shifter housing. I was able to run the brake cable internally, and I attempted to get the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By RNAV

I don't know. The descriptions I've read say Di2...

I don't know. The descriptions I've read say Di2 wiring is internal; mechanical is external (I'm running Sram Red 22 mechanical on this bike). Once I get the bars I'll give internal routing a go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By RNAV

Yep. Picked up pre-owned for under budget.

Yep. Picked up pre-owned for under budget.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By RNAV

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I picked up...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I picked up a set of Black Inc integrated bars. We'll see how they turn out. At the time I bought them I thought the cabling was run internally; unfortunately I...
04-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By RNAV

Thanks! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't...

Thanks! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't dorking anything up before I make a big purchase.
04-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By RNAV

Handlebar reach/drop math: am I doing this correctly?

I need a sanity check that I'm doing some math correctly.

Current setup:
-7 degree, 100mm stem
HB reach = 93mm
HB Drop = 123mm

I'm looking at an integrated bar/stem combo.
-6 degree, 110mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By RNAV

Integrated handlebar stem recommendations

Hello folks! I'm building up a modern steel bike and want to go with an integrated handlebar stem. Do you have any recommendations for something that'll offer weight savings / marginal aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,099
Posted By RNAV

Isn't side-to-side hip movement indicative of a...

Isn't side-to-side hip movement indicative of a saddle height that is too high (e.g., you rock because you're reaching for the pedals on each stroke)?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for the input. I'd previously tried a...

Thanks for the input. I'd previously tried a Selle SMP and found it horribly uncomfortable. Tried the ISM and found it too wide and would cut off blood flow/cause nerve pain down my legs. I found...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By RNAV

Alternative saddle to Bontrager Serano that allows more pelvic rotation?

I've been riding a Bontrager Serano saddle for the past few years and have really enjoyed it. I've made some minor changes to my fit, and recently had my daughter record a video of me while on the...
01-27-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By RNAV

Thanks all for the input. Regarding cold setting...

Thanks all for the input. Regarding cold setting the frame, is that something you'd recommend I take to a frame builder (there's one local to me), or just do it myself?
01-26-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By RNAV

Fair point. I'd like to be ~$300. Rear spacing...

Fair point. I'd like to be ~$300. Rear spacing is 130.
01-26-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By RNAV

Thank you all for your help. What about...

Thank you all for your help.

What about wheels? I assume I need QR wheels, and can't use any through axle wheels (don't even really know what those are)?
01-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By RNAV

Need help with first gravel build: LeMond Poprad Disc

I picked up a LeMond Poprad disc frame and I need help with my first gravel build. The previous owner "opened up the guides" to run hydraulic discs. My background is exclusively rim-brake road bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

Well, I thought I had a source for the...

Well, I thought I had a source for the stock-sized Nemo at ~$1600, but they're sold out of my size.

I've struggled to find anything with the exact geometry of the Washoe . . . found something...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

I'm wanting to keep the frameset cost under $2k. ...

I'm wanting to keep the frameset cost under $2k. Given that the Washoe is impossible to find, would a Cinelli Nemo Tig be a close alternative? ​​​​​​​
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

Thank you for posting this! I'll have to look...

Thank you for posting this! I'll have to look into these.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

I'm in the St Louis metro area.

I'm in the St Louis metro area.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

Yeah, that price seems a bit excessive. What...

Yeah, that price seems a bit excessive. What stock frames were you thinking of?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

Nice bike! How do you like it? I'm beginning to...

Nice bike! How do you like it? I'm beginning to realize that a Washoe simply may not happen due to availability, so I'm looking at other alternatives that have similar geometry and tube selection.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

I contacted them prior to posting this thread. ...

I contacted them prior to posting this thread. Unfortunately, the only sizes they've left are 49s and 61s . . . neither will work for me.
01-12-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for your insight. I've got a slightly...

Thanks for your insight. I've got a slightly higher PBH than you, so I think that kicks out the 55 size. Now to try to find one for sale . . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

I'm not anticipating significant improvements...

I'm not anticipating significant improvements (weight/ride/performance) over my Croix de fer. I like my Emonda quite a lot; no concerns over the quality of the frame. I just like my Croix de fer so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By RNAV

ISO: LeMond Washoe, 57 (L)

I've been considering selling my Emonda frame and replacing it with a LeMond Washoe. I've got a LeMond Croix de fer that I really enjoy, but would like a more modern steel bike. Does anyone know of...
01-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By RNAV

Need help figuring out correct size LeMond Washoe

I'm trying to find a used LeMond Washoe, but need to know what size bike will work for me. I've tried some online comparison tools, but get conflicting results.

Current setup:
57cm Lemond Croix...
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