Recent content by Kiefster



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    Bikeworthy Roads

    9W in Northern New Jersey, near NYC, is a very nice long stretch of road with a dedicated bike path and lots of serious cyclists daily.
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    First Time Falling Clipped In

    Most have fallen at least once, then you learn to disengage well before a intended stop or uncertain situations. It's not nearly as bad as one would think...just a bit embarrassing if there is an audience.
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    Where Do You Place The Shim On Ultegra 6700? Furious!

    ^Thanks again, I may have to email/call Shimano directly to get to the bottom of this. The shims were supplied from the Specialized dealer, I asked the same question, are you absolutely sure these are the shims? The man said yes, they only use Shimano in the shop, and these were the only shims...
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    Where Do You Place The Shim On Ultegra 6700? Furious!

    ^Thanks, but not exactly helpful...I need intel from someone who has actually worked on installing shims on the 6700s.. Yes obviously mechanically I know where they are SUPPOSED to go, but there simply isn't any groove (as shown in the Shimano manual) for the shim to wedge into. The shape...
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    Where Do You Place The Shim On Ultegra 6700? Furious!

    I'm no newcomer to the internet...I've downloaded 'art' since the BBS days, with AOL. I've scoured the internet, google, youtube, yahoo, baidu, with no avail. The Shimano website has tech documents, but they don't look anything like what I am presented with in front of me. I want to adjust...
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    How To Adjust The Reach On Ultegra Brake/shifter?

    Ok thanks. On my new bike I assumed I had the 6800, but it turns out they came with the 6700 series.
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    How To Adjust The Reach On Ultegra Brake/shifter?

    No info online, nor do the Shimano manuals say anything. They are supposed to have 1cm of reach adjustment. Anyone know how to do this?
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    What Is Your Favourite Navigation And Tracking Gps/phone Solution?

    I use a Topeak iphone 6 holder on the stem, it works well, and when the speakers are turned up all the way, I can clearly hear the kms and speed updates without needing earphones. Just be sure to set the screen to never switch off.
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    Cycling Snobbery

    As a newcomer to the biking world, I would say it is absolutey snobby as all get out. I am a marathoner, an elite athlete. I wanted to add cycling to my training in order to take some easy days on the joints...and the people I encounter in the biking community are mostly twats, more concerned...