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12-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Snowflake6

You're right... I remembered the limit was...

You're right... I remembered the limit was something like 5lb lighter than I was, which was about 185 when I bought them. I'm 175 now. Rode 25's on them for about a year, then switched to 28's...
12-05-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Snowflake6

No rim strips on my Zonda's either, and nothing...

No rim strips on my Zonda's either, and nothing at the valve hole. No issues for two years of riding, well in excess of 8000km. Love my Zondas, although the manual said rider weight limit was...
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Snowflake6

Excellent info, thanks very much. The shift...

Excellent info, thanks very much. The shift levers that were on it were definitely not indexed, so they must have been replaced for another reason (or they came that way). If the hubs were...
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Snowflake6

Value of Restored late 1980's Cramerotti

Google Photos album:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wt4pdVy2e831yocX7

This was an original, but very worn and paint-chipped Cramerotti that I acquired from a friend and restored. It originally had a...
11-08-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,320
Posted By Snowflake6

This is the reason the LBS's near me use for not...

This is the reason the LBS's near me use for not selling parts over-the-counter right now. Tires and tubes, when they have them, okay. But if you want a bottom bracket? Steering tube bearing? ...
10-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,485
Posted By Snowflake6

Oh, of course... Sorry, I was thinking more about...

Oh, of course... Sorry, I was thinking more about an initial "settling in". There is definitely wear over time as you say.
10-23-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,485
Posted By Snowflake6

So from two non-bike-cable-calculators offered,...

So from two non-bike-cable-calculators offered, you just pick the one that supports your viewpoint? The other one above suggests anywhere from 0.8 to 5mm stretch, depending on assumptions. Even at...
10-23-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,485
Posted By Snowflake6

Since you believe so strongly that it's not the...

Since you believe so strongly that it's not the cables stretching, what is the mechanism by which new cables need to be adjusted not long after they are installed, and then usually don't need...
10-23-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,485
Posted By Snowflake6

LOL! Read the discussion again... not...

LOL!


Read the discussion again... not CHAIN, but CABLE. Cables can, and do, stretch. Chains do as well, but by so small an amount i'd be surprised if you could measure it... And you'd never...
10-23-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,755
Posted By Snowflake6

I just built a custom gravel bike this fall.....

I just built a custom gravel bike this fall.. Chinese Carbon frame, self-painted, Shimano 7000 series groupo. I set the geometry up to match my road bike, and then put my old road wheels on it while...
10-23-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,485
Posted By Snowflake6

Well, if you'll take anecdotal evidence... 1....

Well, if you'll take anecdotal evidence...
1. Replaced the rear shift cable on my 105-5700 Cannondale early last year. Perfectly adjusted when installed, two rides later was shifting off-center and...
10-18-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Snowflake6

I wish I knew which manufacturer made my inflator...

I wish I knew which manufacturer made my inflator head, because i've had it so long I don't know anymore. It screws onto the top of a CO2 cartridge, and has a red knob that you open to let the gas...
08-09-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,809
Posted By Snowflake6

Nope. If you remove your right hand from the...

Nope. If you remove your right hand from the handlebar on a motorcycle, you will slow down because you're not holding the throttle anymore. Hence, all signals are with left arm.
04-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,343
Posted By Snowflake6

Triangle bag at the front of my frame. Large...

Triangle bag at the front of my frame. Large enough for a useful patch kit, spare tube (or two), spare electrolyte tablets, a gel or two, wallet, phone, and it still hides behind my steering tube. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,978
Posted By Snowflake6

Our local cycling coalition provides insurance to...

Our local cycling coalition provides insurance to group rides that covers accidents, theft, etc. along with their nominal annual membership. They have been quite reasonable about group riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,645
Posted By Snowflake6

The longer I take to decide on my next bike, the...

The longer I take to decide on my next bike, the closer and closer the decision becomes to it being a full-aero setup with fully integrated lines. As others have pointed out, it just looks so. much....
01-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,937
Posted By Snowflake6

No, he clearly puts his right foot down first,...

No, he clearly puts his right foot down first, then steps over with the left.
Forum: Foo
11-30-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By Snowflake6

My Pi4 hasn't needed additional cooling beyond...

My Pi4 hasn't needed additional cooling beyond the heatsinks that stick on the processors. No fan. I've left it running (driving the OEM 7" touchscreen) for hours without issues. Unless you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,157
Posted By Snowflake6

Fair point, but you're talking a half-kilo or one...

Fair point, but you're talking a half-kilo or one pound penalty in exchange for a *clean*, compact system. Not a trade-off i'd make for my road bike, but absolutely a trade-off i'd make for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,157
Posted By Snowflake6

Personal opinion only: A folding bike with a...

Personal opinion only: A folding bike with a greasy chain and derailleur, that will get that grease on anyting it touches, is a fail IMO. Belt drive and internal gear hub on something intended to...
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By Snowflake6

I bought a Pi4 when they came out, and will...

I bought a Pi4 when they came out, and will probably buy one of the Pi400's soon as well. They're great little computers, certainly more than a lot of people need for their basic browsing, email,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By Snowflake6

This is what I'm worried about. I want a set of...

This is what I'm worried about. I want a set of SPD-SL's, 105 level will be fine for me. PD-5800 or PD-7000's for half price is attractive. I was concerned whether people are finding that these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By Snowflake6

Shimano gear from China?

Has anyone ordered any Shimano gear from China? I keep seeing groupsets, pedals (which I currently need), etc. on eBay at roughly half what they seem to be asking in North America (specifically,...
10-18-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,750
Posted By Snowflake6

Rode my Cramerotti rebuild for the first time...

Rode my Cramerotti rebuild for the first time yesterday. Rides perfectly, apart from the fact that I forgot to tighten the seat tilt/slide bolt and a block away the seat slid back on me... Oops. Rode...
10-18-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,017
Posted By Snowflake6

Well, thank you for this... I was thinking it...

Well, thank you for this... I was thinking it would be next to impossible to re-create the decals for the Cramerotti that I just finished restoring, but just poking around on this site I think I can...
10-05-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,796
Posted By Snowflake6

Ha! I didn't make the testicle comparison, just...

Ha! I didn't make the testicle comparison, just agreed with it. I have one of the under-seat bags too, and it doesn't seem to move. But I see a lot of them that are so poorly attached that they...
10-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,796
Posted By Snowflake6

Clearly you haven't ridden behind many people...

Clearly you haven't ridden behind many people with those little under-seat bags. Our weekly group ride looks like a sled dog team from the rear with all the bike seat scrotums hanging down.
10-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,679
Posted By Snowflake6

Someone went somewhere they weren't expected to...

Someone went somewhere they weren't expected to be. Given that the person passing had a good view of your wife all the way up until passing, and your wife only saw them at the last minute, I know...
09-28-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,213
Posted By Snowflake6

I really want to hear how this turns out, but it...

I really want to hear how this turns out, but it sounds like it's not going to go the OP's way. The shop is adamant they didn't cause it. The OP is adamant it was fine when he dropped it off.
...
08-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Snowflake6

You're right! Sorry, brain fart. Wrote Trek...

You're right! Sorry, brain fart. Wrote Trek when I meant Kona.
08-27-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Snowflake6

Interesting, as it does seem to have indexed...

Interesting, as it does seem to have indexed brifters... I thought that's something that might only appear on higher-end kit. Thanks for the additional info!
08-26-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Snowflake6

That looks like it! Thanks, I hadn't found the...

That looks like it! Thanks, I hadn't found the Veloce name in the historical records i'd found yet.
08-26-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Snowflake6

Can anyone identify this Campagnolo Groupset?

These are the components on an older Campagnolo-equipped Trek a friend has. I'm trying to identify the groupset and possibly the vintage, but am not having much luck. I can't find a brakeset that...
08-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,621
Posted By Snowflake6

Status report on the Cramerotti... Campagnolo set...

Status report on the Cramerotti... Campagnolo set fully disassembled, cleaned, polished, re-assembled, and installed. Found the seatpost that came with the set is a Record/Super Record post and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,812
Posted By Snowflake6

On the other hand... You can be fairly certain...

On the other hand... You can be fairly certain that someone driving down a road has had basic driver training, and learned the rules of the road... So in general, keep right, and no departures from...
07-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,621
Posted By Snowflake6

Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago. It's...

Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago. It's an early 1980's Cramerotti. Guissepe Cramerotti was an Italian racer who retired to Canada and opened a shop called La Bicicletta in Vancouver, BC. He...
06-08-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,877
Posted By Snowflake6

"As a pedestrian how do you want to know when...

"As a pedestrian how do you want to know when being passed?"

Um... Ask this question in a walkers forum, not a cyclist's forum.

From first-hand experience, shouting "on your left," about half...
04-20-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,864
Posted By Snowflake6

I've got a floor pump with two openings in the...

I've got a floor pump with two openings in the head, one for Presta and one for Schraeder. My road bike came with smooth-shaft Presta valves and the pump works beautifully on that. It's a pain to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,427
Posted By Snowflake6

Blackberry users adamantly refused to give them...

Blackberry users adamantly refused to give them up even long after Android and iOS phones made it obvious that Blackberry was destined for the history books. There will always be early adopters (as...
12-23-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,304
Posted By Snowflake6

That's because nobody wants to pay to store 20MP...

That's because nobody wants to pay to store 20MP photos that were blurry when they were taken, and don't get better when you zoom in. Resizing everything to 1200x1200 and at 60% quality would be...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,199
Posted By Snowflake6

My commute is 26-30km each way (depending on...

My commute is 26-30km each way (depending on route). I leave a toiletries bag at the office, along with a towel and a pair of shoes. That way i'm just carrying the "soft" goods for the day, and...
12-02-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,017
Posted By Snowflake6

My thought was that however I mounted it, it...

My thought was that however I mounted it, it would be far enough forward not to drip on... I was thinking a position about where my hands would be if I was on aero bars. So to use the keyboard i'd...
12-02-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,017
Posted By Snowflake6

That could work if you're tied to Zwift. I...

That could work if you're tied to Zwift. I really wanted the capability to run *any* cycling simulator (currently liking the real videos of Tacx, tbh) and also to use the PC as a home theatre box in...
12-02-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,017
Posted By Snowflake6

Wow, that colour is awesome. It's our team...

Wow, that colour is awesome. It's our team colour as well. But... Laces? Sorry, I can't go back to laces.

I watched for half a dozen bike-related things on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but in...
11-25-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,736
Posted By Snowflake6

So you can remove 1/2 pound from your rim, as it...

So you can remove 1/2 pound from your rim, as it no longer has to be strong enough to support being squeezed during braking? And it brings the weight closer to the hub, which helps with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,505
Posted By Snowflake6

I've ridden with a frame bag for at least 10...

I've ridden with a frame bag for at least 10 years. Fits in-line with the frame so is a fairly aerodynamic solution, and moves the weight of anything I want to bring with me forward on the bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By Snowflake6

10 year RWGPS user here. I've started using...

10 year RWGPS user here. I've started using Strava this year in parallel, as I am tired of telling others in my ride group that RPGPS is better overall. They're already on Strava, and their friends...
10-07-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,738
Posted By Snowflake6

Of course, a *real* rider would have wheelied...

Of course, a *real* rider would have wheelied down the road until he caught up with his front tire, before putting it down... :P
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,233
Posted By Snowflake6

How much weight have *you* lost since you...

How much weight have *you* lost since you switched? :) I'd bet it's more than the drop in bike weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,233
Posted By Snowflake6

They'll only make a difference until you're up to...

They'll only make a difference until you're up to speed though. Once you're stabilized, lighter/heavier wheels won't matter much. It's just when you jump to chase someone where you feel the lower...
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