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06-12-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By coupster

I admit I had not watched the video before...

I admit I had not watched the video before responding. Its now a little bit more complicated (detailed) than when I last setup a set. To translate his video - snug the screw, adjust the indexed...
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
06-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By coupster

This is a can of worms, you really don't want to...

This is a can of worms, you really don't want to open. I've got an early 80's Univega Gran Tourismo. It came with 27" wheels and DiaCompe canti's. It crossed the US E-W fully loaded, successfully...
05-30-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By coupster

Start with basic diagnostic troubleshooting. Step...

Start with basic diagnostic troubleshooting. Step One. Did everything work fine before you started swapping parts? What changed? If the freehub was working fine before, I'd drop it to the bottom of...
05-25-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By coupster

Aerotech Designs. They're even having a 20% off...

Aerotech Designs. They're even having a 20% off sale this weekend.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-padded-pro-bike-short.html
04-06-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By coupster

I use them on my STI equipped road tandem with v...

I use them on my STI equipped road tandem with v brakes, works fine. I was surprised that they are no longer being offered by Problem Solvers. I guess its progress.
03-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By coupster

I'm on my second pair of Shimano's, currently...

I'm on my second pair of Shimano's, currently SD66's. I don't remember what their predecessors were. I find them comfortable to walk in and the soles stiff enough to pedal in with full pedal cage...
02-28-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,069
Posted By coupster

I like to scuba dive, drive fast cars and collect...

I like to scuba dive, drive fast cars and collect and listen to music. Beyond that I ride over 5k/year and used to tour every couple of years. Bottom line - cycling is probably the cheapest, but...
02-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,807
Posted By coupster

Jeez, talk about trying to complicate a simple...

Jeez, talk about trying to complicate a simple problem. Put your necessary keys on a ball chain or a long shoelace and hang them around your neck.
01-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By coupster

Sorry Madhattis, but you're still in the dreaming...

Sorry Madhattis, but you're still in the dreaming stage. You can't even imagine what you don't know you don't know yet. Get on crazyguyonabike.com and read all of the transcontinental journals you...
12-22-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By coupster

I'd get her a nice Shimano wheelset. As you said...

I'd get her a nice Shimano wheelset. As you said she probably won't notice the difference, but put her in the middle of a bubble of noise that she can only quiet down by pedaling and she will notice...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,300
Posted By coupster

All 11 speed drive train with a 10 speed...

All 11 speed drive train with a 10 speed cassette****************************************?
12-16-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By coupster

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I've got a LT on my...

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I've got a LT on my hardtail and a ST on the rear of a tandem. Neither seem to impact power delivery.
09-28-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By coupster

My main ride is a 2012 Synapse Carbon with BB30...

My main ride is a 2012 Synapse Carbon with BB30 bb. Just after I got the bike in 2012, the bb started making lots of progressively worse sounds. I pulled the crankset, cleaned and regreased the area...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By coupster

If you can see the wear indicators, then you're...

If you can see the wear indicators, then you're fine. When you can't see them, the tread thickness has worn done past what Continental recommends for safety. I usually get 2-3000 miles out of a set...
09-10-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By coupster

Looks like a great time and it too has been on my...

Looks like a great time and it too has been on my radar for several years. But as you've also found, life doesn't always cooperate. Have a blast.
09-07-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By coupster

Ok you've got my curiosity up. What's the event?

Ok you've got my curiosity up. What's the event?
09-07-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By coupster

Hard shells are nice, but they are truly only big...

Hard shells are nice, but they are truly only big empty boxes that never can get any smaller (think storage during and after trip). I've got the plastic version of a collapsible bike box from these...
09-06-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By coupster

I would agree with a reason. With the 13-29...

I would agree with a reason. With the 13-29 you're swapping a 12T for a 16T. Having single step gearing in the top half makes normal riding less of a hunt and peck for the right gear and cadence....
08-30-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 554
Posted By coupster

I guess its pay it forward time again. I too had...

I guess its pay it forward time again. I too had a set of the aforementioned Cannondale rear panniers. They got me across the US and many other places. Then they sat in the unused equipment pile for...
08-28-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By coupster

The local YMCA has a mish-mash of manufacturers...

The local YMCA has a mish-mash of manufacturers and models of spin bikes and they all have dual sided pedals. But it is possible that your gym has removed the clips and turned the functional 2 sided...
08-22-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By coupster

I've got a Univega Gran Tourismo of the same...

I've got a Univega Gran Tourismo of the same vintage with a similar setup. (Change the decals on the pics I found and your bike could pass for mine.) Many years ago, I switched from the stock 27"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By coupster

As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a...

As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a noise behind me, I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet. Chuckle to myself and keep on walking. Muscle memory is an almost...
08-15-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By coupster

Best bang for the buck (pun intended) tire boot...

Best bang for the buck (pun intended) tire boot patch is a good old USA dollar bill
08-15-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By coupster

Oh but why? Front tire blow outs are so much fun,...

Oh but why? Front tire blow outs are so much fun, especially downhill at speed. I replace when I can see cords from the outside.
08-14-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By coupster

Another consideration is the warranty and support...

Another consideration is the warranty and support or lack there of of the manufacturer. I doubt if Cannondale would treat you as the original purchaser and there goes any warranty. The bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,076
Posted By coupster

Are rim brakes obsolete on higher end bikes?

I guess I was out for a smoke when disc brakes won the nomination and election. I was bored this afternoon and wasted an hour or so wandering through the current offerings of the major bike...
07-22-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By coupster

Per chance did you route the chain over the tab...

Per chance did you route the chain over the tab on the rear derailleur, rather than under (or behind) as its supposed to be?
05-27-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By coupster

No way. Its almost sandals season. Yay. Let my...

No way. Its almost sandals season. Yay. Let my little piggies breathe.
05-23-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By coupster

How are those adorable twins mounted?

How are those adorable twins mounted?
05-23-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By coupster

You can gallantly pay for the bike. She MUST...

You can gallantly pay for the bike. She MUST choose the bike with your uncontrolling input, of course. But no mansplaining. You want her to ride the bike, if she doesn't like it for ANY reason, you...
05-22-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,527
Posted By coupster

If your online source has a bullet proof return...

If your online source has a bullet proof return policy, like Zappo's, and you have a good credit buffer, you could buy three pairs of shoes in a group of bracketed sizes. Keep the one that fits and...
05-11-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,443
Posted By coupster

I've always had good results with 24x1 Panaracer...

I've always had good results with 24x1 Panaracer Pasela's for the 24" Terry front and they are available at a couple of places online. I'd never paid attention to the metric sizing so I figured I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By coupster

Go to www.magcraft.com and find a rare earth...

Go to www.magcraft.com and find a rare earth magnet the diameter of the pedal spindle hole in the back of the crank arm and a thickness that will not extend much past the crankarm. Mine is barely...
05-06-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,443
Posted By coupster

Georgena Terry (Terry Bicycles) used to offer a...

Georgena Terry (Terry Bicycles) used to offer a line of woman specific bikes. My SO is 5' and has 2 XS models. They have a 700c rear and a 24" front wheel so they look a little funny, but she says...
05-03-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By coupster

I like my Kuat.

I like my Kuat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By coupster

I followed the video from Art's Cyclery and it...

I followed the video from Art's Cyclery and it worked without issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Z5QcngH6A
03-28-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By coupster

Ok. Thanks for the sizing clarification. Still...

Ok. Thanks for the sizing clarification. Still brake housing is not shift housing and shouldn't be used interchangeably.
03-28-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By coupster

My 10spd Rival shifters don't have integrated...

My 10spd Rival shifters don't have integrated metal ferrules. However the slot is a tight fit and pulling the housing out may leave the housing ferrule stuck in the shifter. There is a slot in the...
03-21-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,201
Posted By coupster

No science or measurement here. The chain line...

No science or measurement here. The chain line just looked better than the outer position. And I ride more on the lower side of the cassette. WNC much more hilly than flat.
03-21-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,201
Posted By coupster

My current 1x10 bike has the following...

My current 1x10 bike has the following components.

105 10 spd shifters (left is brakes only, obviously)
Deore M591 9 spd rear derailleur
No front derailleur
Ultegra FC6600 crankset
RaceFace...
03-14-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,354
Posted By coupster

Just for clarification there is a proven work...

Just for clarification there is a proven work around for the v-brake issue - a travel agent.

Problem Solvers Travel Agent | Jenson USA (http://www.jensonusa.com/Problem-Solvers-Travel-Agent)
...
03-10-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By coupster

If it truly is your 'baby' and worth some time. ...

If it truly is your 'baby' and worth some time. Find (google or better yet the phone book) the name of local welders, pick one that you like for whatever reason. Call him up and tell him you've got...
02-26-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By coupster

The lack of response is probably due to the fact...

The lack of response is probably due to the fact that you're asking about a piece of really old tech that most people on these boards haven't ever seen, let alone worked on. But I'll give you my...
02-08-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,278
Posted By coupster

I've got a set on my Cannondale Synapse. I like...

I've got a set on my Cannondale Synapse. I like the look of them, especially the scalloped contrast on the rings. So much so, I bought another set of rings off eBay for when these wear out. But that...
02-08-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By coupster

If you sized the chain to match the old one, I...

If you sized the chain to match the old one, I bet you threaded it through the derailleur wrong. There is a metal tab just below the top pulley on the metal cage. The chain is supposed to go behind...
12-17-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By coupster

ok, not the first time I've been wrong and...

ok, not the first time I've been wrong and definitely won't be the last. I don't have any experience with non-metallic rotors. But the methodology I suggested has worked well on the metal discs on my...
12-17-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By coupster

Whenever you replace either the pads or the...

Whenever you replace either the pads or the rotors or both, you need to bed or rebed the pads. Find a gentle downward slope with plenty of safe runoff. Roll down and squeeze the levers as hard as you...
12-11-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,536
Posted By coupster

As a diver, I can unequivocally say that that...

As a diver, I can unequivocally say that that would be a really bad idea. Neoprene suits do not offer anywhere near the range of motion that is required by cycling. You might might be able to get...
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