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01-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 309
Posted By TiHabanero

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies...

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies like DT Swiss use is that they are designed to be overhauled. It is super easy, requires no tools unless it is stuck real good, but that is usually...
Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By TiHabanero

Oreck Vacuum Quality

Wife picked up an Oreck vacuum cleaner about 4 years ago. The power cord is cracking and exposing the inner wires. The power button wire that links the upright portion to the motor is doing the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By TiHabanero

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1"...

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1" carbon fork I have sitting in the basement. Right down to the sticker on the steerer.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By TiHabanero

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or...

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or had it been cleaned just prior to the pictures being taken?
01-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or...

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or manager since 1982 and have adapted to the latest and greatest stuff as it came along. Currently the new stuff is hydro brakes and electronic shifting along...
01-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By TiHabanero

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had...

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had perfect weather, zero wind, and one of the most memorable tours I have been on, mostly due to the beer cans chucked at us 'long hairs' from moving...
01-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By TiHabanero

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on...

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on the mountain bike after using Look EVAC pedals for a decade. Just this summer I installed SPD on my new touring bike and was pleased with the ability to...
01-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 889
Posted By TiHabanero

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher...

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher tech components to my machines. Been using the Cateye Velo 8 bike computer for decades without problems. Currently have 2 of them on bikes, and they...
01-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 309
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the...

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the exception of the cruiser, which has a Cloud 9 on it. Display bikes have the appropriate saddle for the vintage of the machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By TiHabanero

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc...

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc brakes (Shimano). That is an old frame design and not my favorite. When test riding them I always had the impression I was piloting a truck and not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By TiHabanero

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was...

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was doing 40mph. Rearended. I was in the traffic lane, but the lady didn't look before changing lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle. Three years ago I had...
01-14-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By TiHabanero

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your...

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your chin split open? One tough SOB.
01-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 802
Posted By TiHabanero

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind...

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind was he rolled the tire. Seen this happen with tubular tires and I suspect if the rim is hookless, it is very possible to do with a tubeless tire, except...
01-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By TiHabanero

Straight leg pants certainly will make a...

Straight leg pants certainly will make a difference. The guard just might work. Let us know.
01-14-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By TiHabanero

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all...

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all the time. Shift cables snap at the head inside the lever. There is a lot of stress on the cable in that area and the things simply fatigue and break....
01-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By TiHabanero

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain...

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain ring guard" does not always work. Back in the old days the bike I had was a 52 tooth ring with a guard ring around it. Pant leg flopped over it all the...
01-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By TiHabanero

Installed first set of brifters this summer....

Installed first set of brifters this summer. Campy Chorus 11 speed der with Record brifters and crank. Work really well, however since spending 40 years with bar ends, I still reach for them and have...
01-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By TiHabanero

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry...

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry as the America and the S10S models listed above with one exception. Fork rake is 55mm. Chain stays and frame angles are the same. Looks as though they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,290
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to...

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to upgrade at minimal cost.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By TiHabanero

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!
01-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By TiHabanero

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend....

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend. The same people show up every time and they are fanatics about it. I rode trainers and rollers for 20 years when racing and have zero desire to do it...
01-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,874
Posted By TiHabanero

I am fairly certain most people in this world...

I am fairly certain most people in this world know nothing about Herse or Singer. My daughter lived in France for a while and saw a lot of "junk" bikes over there, just like we have them. Safe to say...
01-10-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By TiHabanero

Seat tube sticker looks like 1985. Top tube...

Seat tube sticker looks like 1985. Top tube sticker looks like One Ten. Color of bike with black head tube is correct for the One Ten. Tubing stickers are not defined enough to make out, but general...
Forum: Foo
01-10-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 555
Posted By TiHabanero

Baboo, not your fault the things don't cook...

Baboo, not your fault the things don't cook right. The method is one that our son provided and uses at his home with success. No big deal as we have been doing eggs the old fashioned way for decades....
01-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By TiHabanero

OP indicates the calipers have a twist handle. I...

OP indicates the calipers have a twist handle. I used calipers like that a long time ago in shop class when we were taught to use the metal lathe. Have not seen them since.
01-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By TiHabanero

One of the wrenches at the shop ran his Ultegra...

One of the wrenches at the shop ran his Ultegra until the cable snapped in the shifter. Total PIA to get that leaded end out of the shift lever. Inspect often, replace before failure.
01-10-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 255
Posted By TiHabanero

"Better be sure it is long enough to easily go on...

"Better be sure it is long enough to easily go on big-big or you are in for an unpleasant surprise one day."

Yep, be real sure of this. My former boss snapped the chain stay on his custom carbon...
01-10-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By TiHabanero

RocHed11, it is the extras that surprise many. I...

RocHed11, it is the extras that surprise many. I explained that to my children when they wanted to get their first auto. Reminded them of the cost of insurance (sky high in Michigan, and for the...
01-09-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By TiHabanero

Body is changing since joining gym

Joined Snap Fitness at end of October 2019 and the guy there said I will see a change in about 3 months. True to his word, the change has taken place. No weight loss, but more like a weight transfer....
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 555
Posted By TiHabanero

RubeRad, I boiled the eggs as the poster...

RubeRad, I boiled the eggs as the poster described above, but had less than satisfactory results. Put them back in and boiled for another 5 minutes, but instant release after. Helped, but not enough...
01-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By TiHabanero

We were a Fuji dealer then as well, and sold...

We were a Fuji dealer then as well, and sold quite a few of the T3 models. Also sold a lot of the Miyata 610/15 and 1000. Surprisingly, the Touring V from Fuji didn't get much attention as it was...
01-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By TiHabanero

Cdales are heat treated after welding. Weld that...

Cdales are heat treated after welding. Weld that hole with a reinforcing sleeve, maybe. Good question for Frank the Welder.
01-09-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By TiHabanero

When we bent our forks jumping bikes, a junk...

When we bent our forks jumping bikes, a junk wheel was installed, the fork turned around and wham! into the wall it went. This bent the fork blades back to straight (by sight, not measurement). ...
01-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 252
Posted By TiHabanero

I received a Miyata 1000, 1985 model that had...

I received a Miyata 1000, 1985 model that had been sitting since new. Still using the original cables and brake pads. The pads are not too bad and are not chewing up the rims, so why replace them?...
01-09-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By TiHabanero

The outtakes demonstrate the guy's durability and...

The outtakes demonstrate the guy's durability and determination, plus the level of insanity it takes to undertake the stunts that he does.

That little kid is super cute, too! My kids loved the...
01-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By TiHabanero

For what this is worth, had a customer with...

For what this is worth, had a customer with Easton EC 90 bar. Crashed, No real signs of damage other than a mark left by the brake lever when it was pushed inward from the crash. He decided it was...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 555
Posted By TiHabanero

We received one as a gift for Christmas as well,...

We received one as a gift for Christmas as well, and it sure does cook silly fast. Hard boiled eggs were more like soft boiled eggs, so we continue to do them the old tried and trued way. Chicken...
01-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By TiHabanero

MacAskill's Gymnasium

No doubt, the most talented rider in the world, and quite possibly ever will be.

https://bikerumor.com/2020/01/07/must-watch-danny-macaskill-in-a-spin-class-of-his-own-in-gymnasium/
01-08-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By TiHabanero

Be forewarned, a bicycle is built in such a way...

Be forewarned, a bicycle is built in such a way as to not take kindly to beatings. Spend 3 grand, 1500, or 500, they will react the same to beatings, and your wallet will empty itself rather quickly....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,959
Posted By TiHabanero

'"If you are using acetylene, make sure you don't...

'"If you are using acetylene, make sure you don't over-draw your tank. If you are using propane,"

I did not know anything about this condition. Thanks for bringing it up. Some things are good to...
01-07-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By TiHabanero

The smaller rear triangle accomplishes a few...

The smaller rear triangle accomplishes a few things. First, it is the trend in aesthetics.. Gotta keep up with what is the latest and preferred styling. Second, shorter tubes mean less material,...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By TiHabanero

After developing high blood pressure, I no longer...

After developing high blood pressure, I no longer eat canned foods due to the high salt content. Sure do miss canned fish and oysters.
01-03-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,718
Posted By TiHabanero

That bike looks like a day tripper. Rack on the...

That bike looks like a day tripper. Rack on the back with a top mount bag, two bottle mounts, no fenders and extended head tube for a more upright position. That is how it presents itself.
01-02-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By TiHabanero

Yesterday I shoveled out the end of the driveway...

Yesterday I shoveled out the end of the driveway and went to the gym. Pulled a muscle in the right quad and strained my back while recovering from the squat I was in. What a day. Did get 10 minutes...
01-02-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By TiHabanero

Have yet to wear out Shimano SH 51 cleats. Been...

Have yet to wear out Shimano SH 51 cleats. Been on the bike for a decade. Road cleats, specifically Look Delta cleats, usually go 6 to 8 years before replacement. You must be walking lots of distance...
12-31-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,697
Posted By TiHabanero

The only shops that seem to never suffer...

The only shops that seem to never suffer afflictions are the co-ops. Must be the model they use to do "business". Free bike parts and frames, free labor, donated work space. No P&L to worry about....
12-31-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,587
Posted By TiHabanero

In the shop we tried the Shimano, Park, Felco...

In the shop we tried the Shimano, Park, Felco cutters. Now, we cut many pieces of housing every day doing repairs. The Felco held up the best, Went years and years before becoming dull. Shimano...
12-31-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,335
Posted By TiHabanero

"My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it...

"My old Harley-riding buddies would just ride it up the stairs."

Had a neighbor who was a Triumph nut. Raced a Rickman frame with a 500 motor. Loud and nasty. He coasted it down the stairs to his...
12-31-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By TiHabanero

Replaced my dead Dremel tool with a Roto Zip...

Replaced my dead Dremel tool with a Roto Zip tool. For sure a pro grade tool, and worlds beyond the Dremel. Unbelievably smooth and balanced. Very powerful, fits my mitts quite nicely, and easier to...
Forum: Foo
12-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By TiHabanero

Grew up in Milwaukee, Cheese Head through and...

Grew up in Milwaukee, Cheese Head through and through. I thank Colin Kaepernick for giving my free time back to me during the football season. After his BS I lost interest in the game, at least on...
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