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09-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,796
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think a lot of the appeal is...

I would think a lot of the appeal is generational. The appeal of a lot of vintage items breaks along generational lines where they peak as that generation looks back with more disposable income and...
09-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By 70sSanO

If the wall thickness is consistent and you have...

If the wall thickness is consistent and you have a shorter threaded bolt to fit the new length, then it should work. If not, you’ll end up with an usable stem and as already noted will be buying a...
09-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,557
Posted By 70sSanO

As someone mentioned there is no gravel in...

As someone mentioned there is no gravel in Newport Beach. Actually, I know of no real gravel anywhere in SoCal west of the mountains. Donít know what is happening in high/low deserts.

If you are...
09-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no experience with the Trykit, but they...

I have no experience with the Trykit, but they may work. Personally Iím a little leery of an upright tricycle and cornering, especially at speed, but it may work.

Downside is not being able to...
09-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By 70sSanO

My advice is to really research the setup you...

My advice is to really research the setup you want. The biggest difference now are the wider gear ranges that help to offset climbing.

The important part is to focus on what a bike can do; take...
09-14-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,557
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you are riding a single speed now, just get...

Since you are riding a single speed now, just get with the 1x. If you are able to spin out the 40t then get a bigger chainring. You’re going to have an 11-42 cassette. It’s not like you won’t be...
09-13-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,557
Posted By 70sSanO

So what is your single speed setup and how fast...

So what is your single speed setup and how fast do you go with it?

John
09-11-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably will look no more goofy than 6” of Nitto...

Probably will look no more goofy than 6” of Nitto quill stem sticking out of a threaded headset. Or better yet, reversed road bars.

Height of bars for riding comfort, especially back, has zero to...
09-11-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By 70sSanO

Since it appears you have separate shifters and...

Since it appears you have separate shifters and brake levers, you can go with a thumb or trigger. If you want trigger shifters, buy an Altus M315 and be done with it.

You should replace the...
09-10-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By 70sSanO

You say you are going to do research and that is...

You say you are going to do research and that is the best thing you can do. Iíd start with the bike you have now. Since you bought your first bike in 15 years a few months ago and how you want to...
09-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,266
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if my terminology is not technically...

I apologize if my terminology is not technically correct, I gladly accept being called out on any of it, as I don't really give a ... It is merely based on my riding and not on any research or...
09-04-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By 70sSanO

Not having a lot of redundancy is good unless you...

Not having a lot of redundancy is good unless you can ride in the 39t most of the time with the 50t on flats and downhill and 30t/26t for hard climbing.

With a triple redundancy isnít that...
09-04-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,040
Posted By 70sSanO

The other solution are riser handlebars. You can...

The other solution are riser handlebars. You can get them fairly straight or with a little sweep.

John
09-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,942
Posted By 70sSanO

Right. Just like the Dura Ace 74XX SIS downtube...

Right. Just like the Dura Ace 74XX SIS downtube shifters. They were designed to click so loud to alert the other riders that you were attacking.

John
09-01-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,729
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m sure everyone realizes that posting this...

I’m sure everyone realizes that posting this question on a C&V subforum will yield the expected results.

John
09-01-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By 70sSanO

If the spacers don’t easily slide up the steerer,...

If the spacers don’t easily slide up the steerer, it is the rust on the steerer tube as already noted in a previous post.

Remove the spacers. You may have to spray some WD40 or liquid wrench and...
08-30-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By 70sSanO

Run your 34t inner ring only. Get a Wolf Tooth...

Run your 34t inner ring only. Get a Wolf Tooth Road Link. Get a Sunrace 11-40 9 speed cassette, not sure if there is an 11-42. Get new chain. Put it all together.

The 34t will give you a 3:1...
08-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By 70sSanO

Only a concern if it is the only shop around and...

Only a concern if it is the only shop around and the OP needs it. If not go to another shop.

Otherwise it is just issuing a complaint to people who will be sympathetic. None of us know the...
08-30-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,060
Posted By 70sSanO

Wow! Comparing a bike to a 1000HP race car as an...

Wow! Comparing a bike to a 1000HP race car as an example of larger tires in the rear and then saying no one here has a clue. All this for a measly 3mm difference in tire size. Are you serious?
...
08-29-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,494
Posted By 70sSanO

In light of all the inconveniences we have all...

In light of all the inconveniences we have all had to endure during this pandemic, one would think 10 posts is not asking too much.

John
08-29-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By 70sSanO

Why did you ask in the first place? John

Why did you ask in the first place?

John
08-25-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,990
Posted By 70sSanO

It is usually weight and ventilation that drives...

It is usually weight and ventilation that drives the price.

Just don’t buy a $350 helmet on eBay for $75.

John
08-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By 70sSanO

Some billionaire will buy it and take it to a...

Some billionaire will buy it and take it to a shop and have it converted to a flat bar fixie for his son and that will be the end of that.

It is an odd phenomenon. People willing to pay enourmous...
08-24-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,483
Posted By 70sSanO

Rapid Rise rear derailleurs. John

Rapid Rise rear derailleurs.

John
08-24-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,053
Posted By 70sSanO

Well not to go off topic, but the Industrial...

Well not to go off topic, but the Industrial Revolution wasn’t known for creating wonderful childhood memories.

John
08-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By 70sSanO

I wish. A lot of great parts would be a whole...

I wish. A lot of great parts would be a whole lot cheaper if 1987 was the cut-off.

John
08-21-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By 70sSanO

For 30 years I have used VAR levers, which work...

For 30 years I have used VAR levers, which work the same as a Koolstop tire jack.

Canít find the VARs anymore, bought a tire jack, works great except I had to cut the handle shorter to fit in my...
08-20-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,704
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím pretty picky about wearing masks when others...

Iím pretty picky about wearing masks when others are around. I have something like 9 layer mask that I use in stores. I also take hand sanitizer with me into stores.

That said, I donít wear one...
08-20-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By 70sSanO

Have you ever ridden a 54cm? What is...

Have you ever ridden a 54cm?

What is difference in the top tube length between the two?

What don’t you like about the 56cm or is it just the fit police convincing you to make a change?

If I...
08-19-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By 70sSanO

The only way I can see it working is to put your...

The only way I can see it working is to put your main brake levers on the extensions and get inline/inturupter levers and put them where the brakes normally go.

The cable routing might get a...
08-18-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By 70sSanO

My wife has a 20h radial laced front wheel. Are...

My wife has a 20h radial laced front wheel. Are you willing to try a hard stop with a disc brake from 40mph going downhill?

John
08-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By 70sSanO

For a second time... spokes. If you have a...

For a second time... spokes.

If you have a low spoke rim, the manufacturer doesnít want you, or a shop, to lace it to a disc hub.

You might need 28h or 32h depending on the manufacturerís...
08-18-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By 70sSanO

Spokes. John

Spokes.

John
08-17-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,464
Posted By 70sSanO

You should find a bike that you can potentially...

You should find a bike that you can potentially use for gravel. I’ve never ridden gravel, so I have no recommendation. But make sure you have enough clearance for wider tires.

I’m only saying...
08-17-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ll sit more, except for short sections. As...

I’ll sit more, except for short sections.

As for standing and expending energy, it all depends on speed/cadence. I find that stair stepping up a hill is the easiest way, if the goal is to just to...
08-17-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,899
Posted By 70sSanO

Well that is hilarious. Somewhere in this...

Well that is hilarious.

Somewhere in this thread is an excellent re-write of Aliceís Restaurant.

John
08-16-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,932
Posted By 70sSanO

Univega never really became one of ďthoseĒ bikes...

Univega never really became one of ďthoseĒ bikes that people really sought after. But they were actually well made.

I have to confess that back in the 80ís I thought Univega was a Japanese brand...
08-16-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By 70sSanO

While I wouldn't go quite this far, there is a...

While I wouldn't go quite this far, there is a distinction between someone who is dedicated and someone who is more casual in any activity.

It doesn't matter the activity, it is the dedication to...
08-15-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is a YouTube that shows the installation. It...

Here is a YouTube that shows the installation. It looks like there is also a front rack. For now I wouldnít install the rack until I figured out the brake and fork. Once you can see how it goes...
08-15-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By 70sSanO

Have you checked eBay? John

Have you checked eBay?

John
08-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a chance...

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a chance that a small independent bicycle manufacturer can succeed with an aluminum frame steel fork bike.

That formula sits in the low to low-mid price range...
08-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By 70sSanO

It all comes down to the hanger on the bike. The...

It all comes down to the hanger on the bike. The Wolf Tooth Road Link works by merely dropping derailleur down to accommodate the larger cog.

If you frame was designed for larger cogs, like a...
08-14-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,137
Posted By 70sSanO

Nothing will get you fitter and more skilled than...

Nothing will get you fitter and more skilled than your mountain bike.

John
08-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,910
Posted By 70sSanO

I will add that the most universal response to...

I will add that the most universal response to someone starting out, regardless if it is a guitar or golf clubs, or even a bike, is to buy good used.

John
08-13-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,910
Posted By 70sSanO

Great responses. But do you think there is a...

Great responses. But do you think there is a better chance of the OP getting to 10 posts or getting a $2.5k bike?

John
08-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By 70sSanO

Never a waste of time, especially when it is...

Never a waste of time, especially when it is something out of the ordinary that was solved.

John
08-09-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By 70sSanO

Well that makes sense. Back pedaling while cross...

Well that makes sense. Back pedaling while cross chaining big-big is sure fire way to jump a chain to a smaller cog.

John
08-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By 70sSanO

Best way is to remove it and soak it in cleaner...

Best way is to remove it and soak it in cleaner and then use a brush to get the gunk out.

But, at the risk of a lube war, the lube you use has an impact on the difficulty to clean.

Iíve used...
08-08-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By 70sSanO

Hmmm let’s see... .... $145 lube, or a new...

Hmmm let’s see...

.... $145 lube, or a new $30 chain.

What to do? What to do?

John
08-07-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,576
Posted By 70sSanO

Suntour has released a number of forks for 26ers...

Suntour has released a number of forks for 26ers that are guaranteed to keep the front wheel down.

John

Edit Added: Steel is real...
...heavy.
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