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Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,484
Posted By zacster

Hitting it off with another cycling commuter...

Hitting it off with another cycling commuter...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By zacster

If you are talking in the immediate vicinity of...

If you are talking in the immediate vicinity of Rutherford, just forget it.
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

I wonder if some other group will pick it up,...

I wonder if some other group will pick it up, like BikeNewYork or one of the clubs.
05-28-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By zacster

Try to find an identical replacement. If they...

Try to find an identical replacement. If they are made as OEM equipment for your bike, there are undoubtably replacements available.
05-28-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By zacster

Congrats on that ride. I tried a number of years...

Congrats on that ride. I tried a number of years ago and didn't make it and had to stop about 6000' up. I'm still looking to try again, it is #1...
05-20-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,350
Posted By zacster

The bearings are in a cartridge.

The bearings are in a cartridge.
05-19-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By zacster

Yes, that's what convinced me it was the ring. I...

Yes, that's what convinced me it was the ring. I rode for a few days in the middle ring and never had a problem, then switched back to the big one and it slipped immediately.

Wait, I just looked...
05-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,350
Posted By zacster

No, you won't need it for that for two reasons....

No, you won't need it for that for two reasons. Number one, the bearings sit on the crank arms and these can be removed without removing the cups. Number two, you won't lubricate the cartridges...
05-19-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,350
Posted By zacster

This is the only special tool you'll need, all...

This is the only special tool you'll need, all the others are generic. You can't see it but it is a 3/8" drive. Get a 3/8" drive 10mm long reach allen wrench and you're all set.
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05-19-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By zacster

I had a bike where it skipped under load and it...

I had a bike where it skipped under load and it was the big chainring. The bike was bought used and I'd swapped out all the rear parts but left the original crank and chainrings, plus I put 10sp on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By zacster

From what I can see these were 24 spoke wheels. ...

From what I can see these were 24 spoke wheels. At your weight that is borderline. I would still however look at just replacing the rim and having it rebuilt by the shop. They are likely to be...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By zacster

I'd have done this if I'd known about it. You...

I'd have done this if I'd known about it. You should have posted this earlier.
05-19-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By zacster

Everything should be completely fine, even the...

Everything should be completely fine, even the bottom brackets are the same, BSA 68/1.37/24 tpi. Things haven't changed much since 2017. But why? I don't know much about this class of bikes, but...
05-18-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 2,262,683
Posted By zacster

I wanted to do 40 to complete my 100 for the week...

I wanted to do 40 to complete my 100 for the week but only had time to do 30. It was a great day which meant that all the usual NYC riding spots were packed. I wouldn't even try to go to Central...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

Oh, that's too bad. I've been doing this for...

Oh, that's too bad. I've been doing this for years and have a whole collection of bottles from it.
05-18-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

Never thought it would possible to get it out,...

Never thought it would possible to get it out, but now I see you can. Where were you a week ago? For $7 the whole head was an easy fix in any case.
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

There is always the NYC Century. It's a...

There is always the NYC Century. It's a different kind of ride, less festival and more grinding.
05-18-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

yea, it's one of those. I just popped off the...

yea, it's one of those. I just popped off the old one and put in the new Park head. These are pretty common. The problem with them is you can't easily just replace the presta gasket.
Forum: Northeast
05-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

I won't sign up for it again either. It is way...

I won't sign up for it again either. It is way too expensive. I've got better things to spend my money on.
05-17-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

Sometimes it's the little things...

I've had a Serfas floor pump for years now, and of course the gasket in the head was worn out. It wouldn't hold on certain stems, and would always leak as I pumped. I just replaced the head with a...
05-17-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By zacster

Another thing to check is the derailleur hanger...

Another thing to check is the derailleur hanger alignment. If it is bent the derailleur won't shift properly.

Assuming the cables are ok and the hanger is OK, then watch this:
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05-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By zacster

I've had that same experience using a 9sp Shimano...

I've had that same experience using a 9sp Shimano chain on a 10sp Campy cassette. It works just fine. The spacing is wider on Campy than Shimano 10sp. There is a chart somewhere that shows this.
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05-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By zacster

I put the out front on my road bike and the bar...

I put the out front on my road bike and the bar top on my commuter bike and I take the computer on every ride whichever bike I'm on. As silly as it sounds, even to me sometimes, I also always wear...
05-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,415
Posted By zacster

My Magnic light is always on in the rear, there...

My Magnic light is always on in the rear, there is no switch. My front dynamo hub light OTOH I turn off as I find it useless in daylight.
05-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By zacster

Don't overthink this. I rode my trainer all...

Don't overthink this. I rode my trainer all winter, a wheel off trainer with a Shimano cassette changed to Campy spacing, and my regular Campy 10 wheel when I rode outside. Even the kluge cassette...
05-14-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,415
Posted By zacster

Since I don't generally need lights when I ride...

Since I don't generally need lights when I ride over the summer, I'll see if my Cygolite still has power in the fall I guess. It hasn't been used much in any case.
05-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,415
Posted By zacster

I also have a Cygolite 150 and I just don't like...

I also have a Cygolite 150 and I just don't like the thing. I don't find that the charge lasts very long, even when not in use. The flashing while charging is annoying too. I had planned to use...
05-13-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,521
Posted By zacster

You can't fold it in half, you must fold it in...

You can't fold it in half, you must fold it in thirds and it will fall into place without nearly as much stress.

Oh, wait, I reread the question. A folding tire you should be able to cup half...
05-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By zacster

When I needed a longer armed ratchet I went to...

When I needed a longer armed ratchet I went to Harbor Freight and got an extendible one and a set of long reach hex keys in 3/8" that I bought online. I then serviced my BB and had no trouble at all....
05-12-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 2,262,683
Posted By zacster

My weekly goal is always 100, but last...

My weekly goal is always 100, but last summer/fall I was getting around 130-140 in each week. Commuting 20 miles r/t builds up the total nicely when i can do it 2/3/4 times a week, but it's hard to...
05-11-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By zacster

I know of the opposite, a Shimano 9sp chain will...

I know of the opposite, a Shimano 9sp chain will work on a Campy 10sp cassette. But 10sp chains are interchangeable. I don't know about 9sp. That said, I've always put 10sp Campy chains on my main...
05-11-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 2,262,683
Posted By zacster

46 miles, just made it over 100 for the week. ...

46 miles, just made it over 100 for the week. The weather just sucks here.
05-11-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

On 10 speed, the bearings are pressed onto the...

On 10 speed, the bearings are pressed onto the crank spindle, and only the cups are on the frame. And if you have threaded cup shells, then yes the cups are screwed in. In the 90s they were...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By zacster

I took a beat up Trek MTB from 1990 and built it...

I took a beat up Trek MTB from 1990 and built it up with XT components and new wheels a few years ago and I'd put that bike up against anything I could buy for twice the price. It ran just under...
05-06-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

You better get pedaling...

You better get pedaling...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

THIS is a hill: ...

THIS is a hill:
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This is not a hill:
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05-06-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By zacster

OK, I'll get in touch via email. The crank is...

OK, I'll get in touch via email. The crank is hardly new, the 34 tooth ring is newer than the 50 as I wanted lower gears than the original 50/36 and that seemed like an easy solution. It has the BB...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,663
Posted By zacster

Not that many overall. In 10 years time I've had...

Not that many overall. In 10 years time I've had maybe 5 flats during a commute in either direction. I'm always prepared and can fix a flat pretty quickly. I've had Gatorskins on the bike for...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,663
Posted By zacster

It took an hour when I first started, and it...

It took an hour when I first started, and it takes an hour now. It isn't the riding speed, I'm a much faster, longer endurance rider now than ever but you just can't beat the NYC traffic lights. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By zacster

My office is on the east side on 42nd St so I do...

My office is on the east side on 42nd St so I do ride the east side often. It just isn't as nice as the west side. I particularly dislike the part between 23rd St and 37th, with the buses, the exit...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By zacster

The east side isn't anywhere near as nice as the...

The east side isn't anywhere near as nice as the west side for biking.
Forum: Northeast
05-05-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

I was pouring when I woke up and that was the end...

I was pouring when I woke up and that was the end of any thought of riding, even in the rain.
05-05-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

The thing about the bearing puller is that I...

The thing about the bearing puller is that I looked for a few months to find a used one or a discounted one, and when one finally did come up I grabbed it. I saved maybe $25 buying it used, but it...
05-05-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By zacster

I have an FSA SLK 50/34 mega-exo crank/BB sitting...

I have an FSA SLK 50/34 mega-exo crank/BB sitting unused. I replaced it with a Campy Chorus that matched the rest of my group just this past winter. Let me know if you want it for the shipping cost....
05-05-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By zacster

I have a bike with a custom frame that was built...

I have a bike with a custom frame that was built for me almost 40 years ago. It has a square taper, loose ball Zeus bottom bracket. About 10 years ago, maybe even more, I bought some new wheels...
05-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

I'm going to keep it, but you are welcome to use...

I'm going to keep it, but you are welcome to use it if you do need it.
Forum: Northeast
05-04-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

I did it once with my daughter in a very light...

I did it once with my daughter in a very light drizzle at the start that turned into a steady rain by the time we got to Williamsburg. We weren't particularly prepared ourselves, and while I...
05-03-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

I went to the auto parts store to see what they...

I went to the auto parts store to see what they had and I probably could've used one of them. I just decided to get the proper tool when I found a used one on eBay from someone that only needed to...
05-02-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By zacster

The only 3 Campy specific tools I have are the...

The only 3 Campy specific tools I have are the cassette lockring tool, the UT Bottom Bracket tool, and the Ultra-Torque bearing puller. I've rebuilt my entire Chorus equipped bike with nothing else...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By zacster

5 Boro this Sunday?

I'm going with my wife and daughter, unless it rains then I'm going solo. I haven't done it in a number of years, once my kids went to college as they were never home to do it. I know all about all...
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