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  1. teamgomez

    garmin 500 auto zero function...who knows?

    Every time I calibrate, I see "Auto Zero" and wonder so I called CycleOps and they seem to believe it is a half-hearted attempt from Garmin to use PT terminology to 'auto calibrate'...so I called Garmin and they told me that "with auto zero boxed, any data at 0 watts will be discarded thus...
  2. teamgomez

    Thoughts on mix & match wheelset...

    In the process of building another bike and have an extra williams 30 lying around..thinking about mixing it up with a williams 19 for the front to get an even lighter combo. Reason for the mix is the 19's have a weight limit of 170 lbs and I weigh btwn 170-176 throughout the season. I have...
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    Pinarello sizing que

    For the life of me I can't get my head around pinarello sizing. I'm 6' w/ a 32.5" inseam and ride 58's (specialized sworks....mondonico....wilier) and the Pin sizing points to a 54??? Any other 58 'other than Pinarello' Pinarello riders out there? What size did it equate to in Italian? Thx!
  4. teamgomez

    converting double to a triple

    Quick que- have a Mondonico outfitted DA7700 9 sp. Will the front shifter/derailleur accommodate a triple up front? Preparing for 'Death Ride' (15k' climbing...leaving the double at home) and want the 30 tooth up front (would take a 15 if I could find one!). Thx.
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    Dura Ace 7700 Freehub service...possible?

    After finding a thread describing the freehub removal, I'm trying to figure out how to completely disassemble a 7700 freehub. I've removed the rubber gasket that mates the hub to the axle body and can see the 30 or so small bearings, but just how does one get at the pawls/break down the...
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    Wheelsuckers....tactical or 'other'

    Half rant/half question: So the guy who wins the local season opener 3 race series (Feb thru Apr) is content with letting everybody else do the work for an hour so he can attack in the last km (1 hour around a 4 mile hilly circuit). WTFO? What separates a dirtbag wheelsucking a$$bag from a...
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    Mondonico front derailer cable route que

    The cable routing for the front derailer on the Mondonico has been nagging at me...it is presently routed over what appears to be a cable guide...but it is metal on a "V" of metal... I can't help but think this cable is going to saw thru this "V" or the V is going to get the better of the...
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    BMW bike rack question- rear tire mount...

    Looking to see if anybody uses a fork mount OEM BMW rack...just picked up a pair and dislike the way the forward-facing surface of the rear tire mount point is not enclosed and is essentially an 'air brake'...it makes more sense to flip 'em around and have them support the rear side of the rear...
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    Williams 30/ Mavic Ksyrium SL/Open Pro Impressions

    After getting the SWorks Tarmac with a set of Ksyrium SL's, I knew that any 'spirited competition' was not going to be happening on the Ksyriums (why didn't anybody ever tell me the K is silent?). Not only did they feel sluggish, but they look like they belong on a Panzer tank and certainly...
  10. teamgomez

    Props for Jagwire Ripcord Derailer Cable

    FWIW out there in the 2 wheeled purveyors of pain caves- Finally got a low mileage campy record drivetrain to 'behave' like it should- took Peter's advice and looked into Jagwire...came across their 'Ripcord' line and it actually looks like black fishing leader wire...it is coated in black...
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    Any Wilier Easton Elite riders/opinions?

    Hmmm....opinions....might be a bit tough getting any around here...LOL An aluminum Wilier Easton Elite custom painted aluminum steed just popped on the radar screen for a wet winter trainer...full Dura Ace 9 sp and hand built Open Pros on Dura Ace hubs...build-up miles only...can be had for...
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    Help 'splain this one- chain sticks on 50 tooth...

    So as I'm finally thinking all the Campy shifting demons have been exorcised with the removal of a derailer cable that spun a strand and caused unwanted binding, the front end of the drivetrain locked up twice this am on shifts off the 'big ring' (compact) when the drivtrain was under...
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    Mavic Hub Seal...ditch it?

    I recently got a bushing kit from the 'bay that included a 'fresh' seal...only problem is that it spec'd approx 25% thicker than the original one (no- original one not that worn). I asked supplier for correct seal and they said there were 'working it'...so I put the old seal back on and the new...
  14. teamgomez

    Campy Record Ghost Shifting...

    Did some homework on the search engine and will have some good items to check out on the stand but I might have a couple good indicators that could help pinpoint the solution... I have Record derailer/chain and running a new chorus (consumeable!) 11-25 on a rebuilt mavic hubset (read: zero hub...
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    Best lube for road/wet?

    Curious what lube you use on road chains in the wet. I was cleaning up after an uexpected rainstorm and noticed that my ProLink lube turned to glue/gum after a mildly wet ride. I normally lube up every other ride/wipe it down pretty good and was surprised how 'gummy' the residue was around...
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    Helmet Saved Another Life- Post Your Story Here

    Wondering how many 'There I was..." stories are out there for a helmet saving a life...I've seen a few blokes riding around my neck of the woods who evidently believe the helmet crushes their 'cool factor' (guessing they believe their thinning hair does not). I was recently pondering this fact...
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    Any diff btwn Campy Eurus '05 and '07's?

    G'day fellow two wheeled purveyors of pain- a set of '05 eurus popped up for $450 around my neck of the woods and trying to determine value and if there are any major diffs for the model line over the past 5 years or so. Seems this year's (2009) major benny is the ability to mount clinchers...
  18. teamgomez

    Barmac sworks instructions diff than equip...help?

    I've been mussing with the S-works Barmac angle on the new steed and the instructions show the + sign forward of the bolt on the cap that sets headset load and the actual piece has the + sign aft of the cap bolt...I set it up with the arrow pointed fwd (per directions) but after thinking last...
  19. teamgomez

    Compact 11/25 or 12/25...which way to go?

    Picked up my first compact drivetrain (on an SL2 Tarmac Sworks/Record)- comes with a campy record 11/23 and a miche (should be spelled H-u-f-f-y) 11/25. Shifting on the campy cassette was buttery smooth/no hangups; shifting on the miche (plastic spacers? YGTBFSM) leaves something to be desired...
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    campy cassette tooth bent outboard???

    Quick que for new campy wannabe- Checked out a local steed and both the 11 tooth and 12 tooth cogs on the cassette have one tooth that is 'bent' outboard...don't know if this resulted from a previous incident or is by design. Can anybody attach a photo of their cassette with a photo of the...