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03-19-18, 02:04 PM
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Posted By JoeF45

Folks, This is now nearly a five-year old...

Folks,


This is now nearly a five-year old thread, but I thought it might be worth recounting actual experience in using titanium spindles on Wellgo MG-8 magnesium pedals.


Between installing...
02-25-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,588
Posted By JoeF45

Hello, all, Yes, my '87 Black Lightning was...

Hello, all,

Yes, my '87 Black Lightning was painted in Imron.

I want to second the suggestions that the OP think about staying with the SR500, at least until there's a reason or resources for...
02-22-14, 06:08 PM
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Views: 445,676
Posted By JoeF45

One Campagnolo Centaur front derailleur, to...

One Campagnolo Centaur front derailleur, to replace the old Mirage that gave out after about 8,000 miles. For use on my winter bike.

Two Michelin Pro 4 Service Course tires (180 grams each,...
10-28-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Well, I wish I could claim credit for a fairly...

Well, I wish I could claim credit for a fairly good bit of word play, but, alas, it was just muscle memory! When the fingers type "r" "i" "d", they're programmed to add an "e".

My wife tosses off...
10-22-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Here's the latest (and final) details: I...

Here's the latest (and final) details:

I assembled the magnesium bodies and the titanium spindles, and lubed them all well (Park grease). Took one pedal into favorite LBS, and placed it on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,649,036
Posted By JoeF45

Set of Wellgo MG-8 pedals, to get new magnesium...

Set of Wellgo MG-8 pedals, to get new magnesium bodies for use with the new titanium spindles.

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Not much chance to ride with them, but the couple of little rides did not disappoint....
09-30-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Yes, try going here. ...

Yes, try going here.

http://stores.ebay.com/lan28033?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Cheers

--Joe F
09-17-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Hello, Kimmo Thanks for your interest in my...

Hello, Kimmo

Thanks for your interest in my project.

I think I achieved my goal, which was to reduce rotating weight using titanium pedal spindles.

The other points you raised have been...
09-10-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,613
Posted By JoeF45

I converted an '86 Cannondale SR-800 to all...

I converted an '86 Cannondale SR-800 to all modern Campy Centaur 10-speed. CT carbon crank, shifter-brake levers, derailleurs, brakes. Did a bunch of other things, too, but you asked about Campagnolo...
09-09-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, Hillrider, I haven't put them on a gram...

Hi, Hillrider,

I haven't put them on a gram scale, but if the factory-reported weight of 236 gms per pair is accurate, and I've just reduced that weight by 44 gms, the pedals should weigh 192 gms...
09-09-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

So the latest news regarding retrofitting...

So the latest news regarding retrofitting titanium spindles to Wellgo MG-8 SPD single-side road pedals is as follows:

1. I found some advertized on Ebay, and they promised a titanium replacement...
08-17-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Hello, anyone following this thread; Have...

Hello, anyone following this thread;

Have located and purchased the titanium spindles I've been looking for.

Will let anyone who is interested know of the results when the items arrive and get...
08-03-13, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Back to the original question: Does anyone have...

Back to the original question: Does anyone have experience withh titanium spindles on Wellgo MG-8 pedals?

Thanks.

Joe F
08-03-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Thanks for HillRider and FBinNY. FWIW, I'm...

Thanks for HillRider and FBinNY.

FWIW, I'm 68, weigh about 170 lbs, and don't sprint up much of anything. Plus, I've got a budget for recreational gear.

Both your comments are thoughtful and...
08-02-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Reasonable question, with no guaranteed answer....

Reasonable question, with no guaranteed answer. The factory weight is stated to be 246 grams per pair.

The best estimate I can make is a weight savings of about 60 grams (for an estimated weight...
08-02-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By JoeF45

Titanium spindles on Wellgo MG-8 pedals

Hello, all,

I've searched diligently for details on this issue on BikeForums, to no avail.

Has anyone retrofitted titanium spindles on Wellgo MG-8 pedals? These are the SPD single-side pedals...
08-02-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 400,753
Posted By JoeF45

A Campagnolo Veloce 12-23 10 speed cassette, from...

A Campagnolo Veloce 12-23 10 speed cassette, from Ribble.
12-27-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 400,753
Posted By JoeF45

Campy Centaur Ergo shifters, with full cable set,...

Campy Centaur Ergo shifters, with full cable set, delivered, from Ribble Bikes in England.

Very nice sale on at Ribble.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,826
Posted By JoeF45

Happy Ribble customer here. Quick delivery (9...

Happy Ribble customer here. Quick delivery (9 days to small town south of Seattle.) Well packaged, marked as bike parts so no customs duties.

And nice Campagnolo Centaur rear derailleur delivered,...
03-11-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, everyone; I've put the seal back in the...

Hi, everyone;

I've put the seal back in the bearing cup, greased the bottom bracket threads and torqued the cup to 35 Nm, per Campy spec, and torqued the half-axle fixing bolt to 42 Nm, also per...
03-11-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, JYL; That's a reasonable question, and...

Hi, JYL;

That's a reasonable question, and the photo doesn't really show the problem well. I can feel the wear line with my finger nail, so it's become a very small, but palpable, groove in the...
03-10-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By JoeF45

Campy UT half-axle shows wear: Update with photos

Folks;

In late February, I posted an inquiry regarding my Campagnolo UT crankset, which I discovered had a wear stripe around the non-drive-side half-axle. Today, I disassembled it and took some...
02-28-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By JoeF45

Campagnolo Ultra Torque half-axle shows wear

Folks;

I put a Campagnolo UT compact crankset on my old Cannondale, as part of a general upgrade to a modern drivetain. I've got about 4,500 miles on the bike , and ride it happily.

This...
09-29-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,037
Posted By JoeF45

Anyone have experience in building up a chinese carbon fiber frame from e-bay?

Hello, everyone;

I've been watching the appearance of carbon fiber framesets (sometimes with carbon fork, handlebars, stem, seatpost, bottle cages, and saddle) on e-Bay, at very low prices. Carbon...
03-14-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,233
Posted By JoeF45

My Cannondale Mods

Hello, Cedarbat and other admirers of T-bone's work;

I've been involved in a rebuild of an old Cannondale myself, very similar to T-bone333 and Cedarbat (and others). In my case, the bike is a...
02-06-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,233
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, T-bone; I put a Nashbar carbon 1"...

Hi, T-bone;

I put a Nashbar carbon 1" threaded fork on my 87 C-Dale Black Lightning (an SR800), and a Bontrager carbon seatpost, plus all Campy 9-speed Mirage drivetrain and brakes. Black...
02-06-11, 05:22 PM
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Posted By JoeF45

Wanted: Nitto black quill stem, 1 inch...

Wanted:

Nitto black quill stem, 1 inch (22.2 mm), 60 mm reach, 26.0 clamp diameter.

Have:

Nitto black quill stem (used, still beautiful in my eyes, just too long a reach), 1 inch (22.2...
01-17-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,770
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, and don't laugh, but this is a true story...

Hi, and don't laugh, but this is a true story about installing a CatEye Strada Wireless.

Well, I mounted it and went for a ride and it was great, so I came home and decided to actually finish the...
06-29-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By JoeF45

Hi, Oregon Southpaw; Here are some comments...

Hi, Oregon Southpaw;

Here are some comments based on my experiences with SunTour shifters. Those were quite nice products, and hold up well.

First, verify that it's actually not a...
06-19-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By JoeF45

Zeroing caliper

Yes, and also tried measuring in different locations on the shell, and in both metric and inch measurements. I've used this instrument for machining metal, and thought it was accurate.

Your point...
06-18-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By JoeF45

HillRider, you raise a very important point. I...

HillRider, you raise a very important point. I was surprised at the variance, and now am suspicious of the caliper reading.
06-18-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By JoeF45

Facing shell for overwidth Cannondale BB

Thanks to everyone who replied.

My LBS (populated with serious and very helpful cyclists) has a tech who pointed out that I'd crush the bearings if the shell width were off as much as the caliper...
06-18-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By JoeF45

Campagnolo UT install on shell wider than spec: Revised 06/19

Hello, everyone;

I'm aware that there a several threads related to installing UT cranksets, and have read them all diligently. None has directly addressed my problem, so here's a new thread.
...
06-09-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,829
Posted By JoeF45

As above, many thanks to Cynikal and FBinNY for...

As above, many thanks to Cynikal and FBinNY for the thoughtful and informative responses.

Cheers.

Joe F
06-08-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,829
Posted By JoeF45

Many thanks, JoelS. Exactly what I hoped. I...

Many thanks, JoelS. Exactly what I hoped. I always appreciate real-world experience like this.

Cheers and thanks again.

Joe F
06-07-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,829
Posted By JoeF45

Campagnolo 10-speed crankset on 9-speed drivetrain? Or swap chain rings?

Hello, everyone;

I've got a Campy CT 9-speed drive train on my old Cannondale, including front and rear derailleurs and crankset. About 600 miles on it with absolutely no problems.

Also have a...
03-22-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By JoeF45

Thanks to Operator for posting the link to FSA's...

Thanks to Operator for posting the link to FSA's website and the FSA wheel maintenance guide. I should have noted my visit to that site and the absence of details there about the bearing issue.
...
03-16-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By JoeF45

FSA wheels and bearings; Slop and noise. Wat's going on?

Folks;

I recently purchased FSA RD-88 wheels because they were inexpensive and had a Campy freehub body. A recent ride showed some odd behavior. Here's my problems.

With less than 200 miles...
01-29-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,714
Posted By JoeF45

Folks; I'm with the posters who recommend a...

Folks;

I'm with the posters who recommend a torque wrench. I mounted Campy square taper crank arms to Campy spec with a torque wrench ($16 at Harbor Freight) and was surprized at how much effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 554,850
Posted By JoeF45

Folks; Here's my '87 Cannondale Black...

Folks;

Here's my '87 Cannondale Black Lighting, with extensive modifications. Bike was purchased from a friend about 18 months ago.

Carbon fiber 1" threaded fork (Nashbar)
Carbon fiber...
01-26-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By JoeF45

Edited for clarity

Thanks to all who offered kind and supportive comments about the old Cannondale rebuild. It's flattering to think the work *may have* produced a good-looking, well-performing bike, since it was...
01-24-10, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By JoeF45

Status Report 5: Old Cannondale gets a major rebuild

Folks;

19 months ago I acquired an '87 Cannondale Black Lightning, and rediscovered the pleasures of road riding. The bike was fun, but not perfect, and so I began to upgrade or replace its most...
11-03-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By JoeF45

Thanks

Hi, and thanks for the thoughtful reply;

I should have said that I got the spoke lengths from the FSA website (which is quite good) and know that I'd need 24 278 mm straight pull spokes (front...
11-03-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By JoeF45

Re-spoking FSA wheels

Folks;

Anyone have any experience in re-spoking FSA wheels, particularly RD-88 wheels? I've got some with a Campy hub body, and silver 14 gauge spokes. They'd look better, and might be a bit...
09-03-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By JoeF45

"Yet what options exist for brifters if I install...

"Yet what options exist for brifters if I install a 7spd freewheel? Campagnolo Ergopower 8spd? Shimano RSX? Something else?"

My SunTour Accushift 6 speed DT shifters had three shifting options,...
08-15-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By JoeF45

Folks; Quoting myself, "Anyone know what it...

Folks;

Quoting myself, "Anyone know what it weighs? I know, I know; dismount it, take it to a bike shop with a gram scale.

But if there's someone out there who's got the weight available, I'd...
08-13-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By JoeF45

Volare and Volare SLX

I'm not sure, but the SLX on the C'dale is not suede, and maybe not even real leather. It's smooth, with a slight pebbled finish. 420 grams seems heavy, but I've never weighed it.

Thanks for...
08-13-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By JoeF45

Weight of Cinelli Volare SLX saddle?

Folks;

Have looked for this detail high and low, and can find nothing. What's the weight of a Cinelli Volare SLX saddle. My old (87) Cannondale came with one, and it's not terribly comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,479
Posted By JoeF45

Got mine last week

Got my letter from Nashbar last week, offering a 30% discount, and an apology.

But why would I trust them? They didn't get hit once, they had a recurring breach, over months, and they would not...
05-29-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By JoeF45

Thanks, and I know you don't want to sound like a...

Thanks, and I know you don't want to sound like a jerk. I've tried PricePoint, Performance Bike, and Jenson, without luck. Googling the tire brand turns up very many sales aggregators, whose embedded...
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