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Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By well biked

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from...

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from about 1983...I had that same bike in the same color. Very nice. And nice bell, too.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By well biked

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used...

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used them for years on a variety of bikes, and they are really good IME.
08-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By well biked

As long as you don't change the size of the...

As long as you don't change the size of the largest cog on your cassette and the largest chainring on your crankset during the life of the chain, here is a summary:

The chain should be sized by...
08-08-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By well biked

I suspect the same thing. The carbon black adds...

I suspect the same thing. The carbon black adds some UV protection, and I think that's the main reason the gumwall, tanwall type of sidewalls you see on old tires of that type are often badly...
08-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By well biked

What's rest of your drivetrain? Shifter(s) and...

What's rest of your drivetrain? Shifter(s) and crankset specifically.
08-04-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,555
Posted By well biked

Regarding ruler material: We have two metal...

Regarding ruler material: We have two metal rulers in the bike shop we use for measuring chains. One is a steel ruler, the other a Park aluminum ruler (in blue). I like the aluminum one from Park,...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By well biked

That's a higher dose than I take. I started out...

That's a higher dose than I take. I started out at 175mcg soon after my surgeries to remove my thyroid, then a few months later the doctor reduced the daily dose to 150 mcg. I felt great at both...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,378
Posted By well biked

Teravail Sparwood, 29 x 2.2

Teravail Sparwood, 29 x 2.2
08-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By well biked

Ah, but here's even better chain maintenance...

Ah, but here's even better chain maintenance advice, also on Sheldon's site: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
08-01-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By well biked

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be...

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating (http://vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm) Check the date codes with the ones in the link. If they seem to...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By well biked

I was diagnosed with two different types of...

I was diagnosed with two different types of thryoid cancer seven-plus years ago, had my entire thyroid removed, and had radioactive iodine treatment after the surgeries. I'm extremely thankful that I...
07-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By well biked

I wonder if the c-to-c spacing between the...

I wonder if the c-to-c spacing between the chainrings on the 11sp crankset, when used with a 10 sp chain (if that's what you're doing) might be the problem. If so, when you get a bit cross chained...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By well biked

I recommend the Osprey brand. Look through their...

I recommend the Osprey brand. Look through their offerings and find the one that best fits your needs. I've used several brands of backpacks over the years; mountain biking, backpacking, commuting,...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Riddler in 700 x 45, they are...

Regarding the Riddler in 700 x 45, they are especially difficult to mount tubeless. We have set up hundreds, probably thousands, of tubeless tires at the shop, there was a rim combo with the Riddler...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By well biked

Gravel King SK should be available in 700 x 43,...

Gravel King SK should be available in 700 x 43, we have sold them in that size at my shop. Regarding the Sparwood, sorry, I meant to say Rampart, it's more the wide pavement tire from Teravail. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By well biked

Another good one is the Panaracer 700 x 43 Gravel...

Another good one is the Panaracer 700 x 43 Gravel King SK or SK+ (extra flat protection). Tubeless ready and a very low profile knobby tread pattern.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By well biked

I've become a huge fan of QBP's new gravel/mtb...

I've become a huge fan of QBP's new gravel/mtb tire brand, Teravail, I have used quite a few of the tire models on various bikes, all tubeless. For what you're describing, I recommend the Teravail...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,042
Posted By well biked

Admittedly, I was trying to be clever with that...

Admittedly, I was trying to be clever with that response. What I was trying to say was that, usually, when we think of someone being "into" something, whatever that something is, we're referring to...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,042
Posted By well biked

I think it's circular. They're great for people...

I think it's circular. They're great for people who are so into bikes that they're not really into bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,791
Posted By well biked

My commute is hilly, and is a challenge on a...

My commute is hilly, and is a challenge on a singlespeed. But I do go through phases when I like that challenge, and I will usually go through a period of a week or two at a time riding my...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,802
Posted By well biked

:thumb: Yeah, that was me who posted that. ...

:thumb:

Yeah, that was me who posted that. I did end up deleting the post, this thread is turning into a long one with much "debate" and I really don't have the time or energy to dive into all...
06-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By well biked

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from...

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from SRAM. SRAM's trademarked name for chain-retaining chainrings is "X-Sync," I don't think the Hope rings use that terminology. It doesn't matter, a good...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,878
Posted By well biked

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list,...

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list, but I will point out that the latest version of the All-City Mr. Pink is dubbed the "classic" (they returned to the steel fork on this version), and it...
06-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By well biked

That's good info if the OP were talking about...

That's good info if the OP were talking about converting to singlespeed or an IGH, i.e. chainline is presumably very good and doesn't change. But the OP is not talking about that, his chainline will...
06-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By well biked

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're...

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're available in a wide variety of tooth counts and BCD's, and aren't all that expensive in the big picture when you are building up a drivetrain as it...
05-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By well biked

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is...

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is back when I used rim brakes on mountain bikes. Off road use wore the braking surface much faster than anything I ever did on road bikes, and there was a...
05-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,884
Posted By well biked

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for...

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for carrying in your tool kit. Reasonably small and light, works great, have carried the CT-5 for years on my bikes.
05-12-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By well biked

Scroll down to Section 5 of the...

Scroll down to Section 5 of the manual/instructions....the 10 Nm torque value is listed there, when servicing the bearing assembly.
04-21-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By well biked

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa...

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa Caffelatex sealant. Orange Seal would be my second choice for tubulars. I know many cx racers who swear by the awesomeness of Orange Seal in their Cx...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By well biked

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going...

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going to be about ice skating on the HIgh Alpine Lakes in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado....:D
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By well biked

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45...

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45 ("i" designates inside rim width on WTB rims, btw). A lot of the stock Surlys and Salsas have used i40's on plus tires (3" width) as stock equipment,...
02-17-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By well biked

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it...

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it in the correct direction to loosen it. Drive side pedal is right hand thread, so turn it to the left to loosen it. NDS pedal is left hand thread...
01-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By well biked

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. ...

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. Only works with Capreo cassette cogs, which are limited to about 26t largest cog size, I believe. Seems that the OP is looking for an extremely wide...
01-28-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By well biked

In your original post, you mentioned you want to...

In your original post, you mentioned you want to do this the most economical way. As I said in my earlier post, the XD driver standard is more common now that it's been out there for a few years,...
01-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By well biked

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years...

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years ago so that 1x mountain bikes could be used with a 10t cog on the high end of the gear range, which adds several gear inches to the highest gear. The...
01-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By well biked

+1 As far as I know, the left-left,...

+1

As far as I know, the left-left, right-right design for pedal threads was a Wright Bros idea (they were in the bicycle business along with being tinkerers with things that fly). I believe they...
01-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By well biked

Rival 1 cranks use a 110 Bolt Circle Diameter, I...

Rival 1 cranks use a 110 Bolt Circle Diameter, I believe. Wolf Tooth, for one, makes chain-retaining chanrings for 1x drivetrains (their trade name is Drop Stop rings) in 110 BCD as small as 34t, and...
01-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By well biked

On several current Salsa and Surly models, the...

On several current Salsa and Surly models, the headtube diameter on the frame is straight, 44mm. With the correct headset, you can run different fork "standards," including 1 1/8 straight steerer,...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 60,123
Posted By well biked

Seconded. Awesome, Tundra Man.

Seconded. Awesome, Tundra Man.
12-10-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By well biked

Cool. If you think about it, revive the thread...

Cool. If you think about it, revive the thread when you get the wheels done and let us know how the project went. Good luck-
12-09-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By well biked

I picked up on that sentiment in your original...

I picked up on that sentiment in your original post...these hubs don't have much value, but you like them, and have some attachment to them. It's getting to be winter, and for a lot of folks that's...
12-09-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By well biked

I think you should go with option 1. Use this...

I think you should go with option 1. Use this article as a reference, all of your concerns and questions are addressed and fully explained.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
Forum: Commuting
12-09-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By well biked

Sounds interesting, Dan, good luck with the...

Sounds interesting, Dan, good luck with the project!
12-08-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By well biked

Any of the Topeak Morphs are good quality, mainly...

Any of the Topeak Morphs are good quality, mainly just match the one you need relative to your tire size for best efficiency (Mountain morph and Turbo Morph are larger, better suited to higher volume...
11-30-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By well biked

In a difficult situation, you can install a tube,...

In a difficult situation, you can install a tube, air the tire up. Deflate. Break the bead on one side of the tire, remove tube. Hopefully the other bead stays more or less seated. Now start...
11-29-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By well biked

My thoughts on this: no, I've never heard of a...

My thoughts on this: no, I've never heard of a carbon frame that was manufactured with the type of "versatile" dropout spacing that, say, the Surly Cross Check has (stated spacing of 132.5 for either...
11-27-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By well biked

My guess is that it's intended for 130mm hubs....

My guess is that it's intended for 130mm hubs. Yeah, you've measured the spacing at 131mm, so that does suggest 130 over 135, but my main reason for thinking 130 is that it's a cantilever brake cx...
11-24-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By well biked

The original mountain bike "tubeless conversion...

The original mountain bike "tubeless conversion kits" from Stan's NoTubes included filament tape that was used to make the spoke holes air tight, the rubber rim strips with valve stems went on top of...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By well biked

I agree that a "magic gear" setup is not really a...

I agree that a "magic gear" setup is not really a good solution. From what I've seen, it's usually a result of a lot of trial and error with various gear combos to try and find one that will allow a...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By well biked

From what I can tell from the OP photo, the bike...

From what I can tell from the OP photo, the bike looks to be an older mountain bike with a singlespeed spacer kit and single cog installed on a Shimano cassette hub. This is an excellent way to...
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