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03-07-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By 70sSanO

I do have to laugh when I read that you have to...

I do have to laugh when I read that you have to replace a 53t chainring and a 12-21 cassette. That is pretty serious riding.

You can find Shimano SG B-53 130mm 9 speed chainrings on eBay. Either a...
03-07-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By 70sSanO

Iíve have BR-7400 brakes on my bike for over 30...

Iíve have BR-7400 brakes on my bike for over 30 years; bought new. The rear only has a spacer, which I believe is slightly knurled.

My guess is you might be using the attach nut from the front...
03-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By 70sSanO

I recently got an Apple Watch with elevation....

I recently got an Apple Watch with elevation. I’ve always wondered about elevation gains on rides/sections of rides. I’ve kept a record of the elevation on typical rides with climbing or mtb trails....
03-06-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not familiar with the hubs on that bike. A...

I’m not familiar with the hubs on that bike. A lot of inexpensive wheels use unbranded hubs. All cup/cone I’ve worked on use a locknut and once loosened and unthreaded, along with the cone, the ball...
03-06-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By 70sSanO

Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles,...

Is this thread about not knowing yearly miles, journaling, or about not knowing a current rideís mileage as it is being ridden? Those are 2 very different things.

Iíve used a bike computer for...
03-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By 70sSanO

I just Googled “toronto cyclist killed curfew...

I just Googled “toronto cyclist killed curfew sentence” and found the article from the Toronto Sun. I would link but sometimes doesn’t work from my phone.

And I was wrong on the time it was in the...
03-05-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By 70sSanO

From what I read it was driving in the direction...

From what I read it was driving in the direction of the setting sun and glare caused her not to see. Still should be manslaughter, or whatever the equivalent in Canada. The cyclist was on the side of...
03-04-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,141
Posted By 70sSanO

Shimano is coming out with an SPD compatible...

Shimano is coming out with an SPD compatible version. But they are having problems finding volunteer testers who are willing to have the cleats attached to their feet.

John
03-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,246
Posted By 70sSanO

My stuff is older and I’m way too far gone into...

My stuff is older and I’m way too far gone into mix-n-match setups to go to any shop on a lot of what I do. I doubt many shops will have a clue and those that do, might find it really refreshing, but...
03-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route...

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route to go. Even if you just want to try them out. I think you have downtube shifter bosses, youíll probably need curved boss mounting stops. Just buy...
03-04-21, 10:24 AM
03-03-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes gasoline is dangerous and should never be...

Yes gasoline is dangerous and should never be used in an enclose area. But lest we be too paranoid. Every few weeks many of us pour it into our lawnmowers, some with less spillage than others. In the...
03-03-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By 70sSanO

I guess that means no more eating pizza and tacos...

I guess that means no more eating pizza and tacos while Iím riding.

John
03-03-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By 70sSanO

Your bike is probably 50cm if measured using the...

Your bike is probably 50cm if measured using the effective top tube, which is a horizontal measurement and not the actual intersection of a slanted top tube with the seat tube.

Even still there...
03-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,246
Posted By 70sSanO

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably...

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably before, “the man” is not a compliment. The man is considered a synonym for the authority/government/police, as in a threat to one’s youthful lifestyle.
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03-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By 70sSanO

I hate to correct spelling, but it is Cream. ...

I hate to correct spelling, but it is Cream. Just too good to misspell.

John
03-02-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By 70sSanO

Going from 3x to 1x is pretty easy, but you first...

Going from 3x to 1x is pretty easy, but you first need to figure out what climbing gear you need and the bolt circle diameter of you current middle ring. Early 90’s 5 arm were 110bcd and the smallest...
03-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By 70sSanO

I agree completely. If you think about the fact...

I agree completely. If you think about the fact that SRAM machines their cassette blocks from a single piece of material to save weight is insane, and makes them money from people willing to pay. ...
03-02-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By 70sSanO

One day our kids will be laughing at the...

One day our kids will be laughing at the massively stupid 50t+ cogs we are running these days. I can’t imagine the ridicule one would face 25 years ago if someone showed up with a pie plate. I mean...
03-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By 70sSanO

I do have to say that this is the only thread I...

I do have to say that this is the only thread I can recall where someone actually gave advice on how to ride slower to be able to fit into the limitations of the gearing.

John
03-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By 70sSanO

This past weekend I decided to convert my DA...

This past weekend I decided to convert my DA FH-7700 to an 8/9 speed and fit it into my 126mm dropouts on my Cannondale. About a year ago I removed the 9 speed titanium freehub body and installed a 7...
03-01-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By 70sSanO

This is such a brilliant idea for anyone who...

This is such a brilliant idea for anyone who struggles with swinging a leg over a saddle. You would need a small enough frame so that there is at least a few inches of seatpost visible above the...
03-01-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By 70sSanO

Well, if the FD cage has a screw, and not a...

Well, if the FD cage has a screw, and not a rivet, in the back that connects the outer cage to the inner cage, you can put a washer in there and spread it if the chain is barely rubbing no matter...
02-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By 70sSanO

Everything is relative. If the bike is basically...

Everything is relative. If the bike is basically new and needs nothing, you canít find anything comparable new for what you paid. If the shop went through it, checked everything, and tuned it up,...
02-27-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 633
Posted By 70sSanO

So I guess my filing while turning the crank...

So I guess my filing while turning the crank doesnít fit the criteria.

What if I splatter paint it as Iím cranking it?

John
02-27-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By 70sSanO

Since he is talking about high end, I think it is...

Since he is talking about high end, I think it is the 10-12-14 gapping of 12 speed cassettes and not the 11-12-14 that is found on 9/10 speed cassettes.

Range on a 22-32-42 triple will be greater...
02-27-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By 70sSanO

As a side note, your Claris rear shifter will...

As a side note, your Claris rear shifter will work with a mountain RD up to 9 speed. If you ever want to go to a larger max rear cog/capacity, it would not be an issue. My wife is running it with...
02-27-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 633
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m thinking this thread is more about just...

I’m thinking this thread is more about just wanting to use a 3D printer. The outer ring has been there for years, no real reason to remove it even if the FD and shifter are removed.

John
02-26-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 633
Posted By 70sSanO

I would never use plastic and then torque...

I would never use plastic and then torque chainring bolts.

In a pinch, I have used an old bike as a poor man’s lathe in turning an old chainring down to a bash/chain guard. All it takes is a file...
02-26-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By 70sSanO

Once upon a time there was concern about a 9...

Once upon a time there was concern about a 9 speed chain floating in between chainrings on a 7 speed crank but I believe it was more of a Shimano concern. I don’t think there will be an issue.

If...
02-26-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m assuming you are running moustache bars with...

I’m assuming you are running moustache bars with thumb shifters. You can friction shift or get Microshift thumb shifters.

10 speed chain on 7 speed crank might cause the chain to float between...
02-26-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By 70sSanO

A witeless is nice. You s don’t have to mess...

A witeless is nice. You s don’t have to mess with wires, especially with front racks.

John
02-26-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By 70sSanO

I will say wheel weight can have a big effect on...

I will say wheel weight can have a big effect on how a bike feels. A set of Alex wheels at 2600+ grams were anchors compared to low end Fulcrum Racing T’s at 1800 grams.

John
02-26-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By 70sSanO

22 lbs is not light for a road bike. I understand...

22 lbs is not light for a road bike. I understand that going to a 1x is to reduce the bike weight. I mean, who spends so much just to add a single cog and lose a chainring.

The first step is to...
02-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By 70sSanO

Not a Cateye, and not sure why I still have this,...

Not a Cateye, and not sure why I still have this, but my first bike computer from the 80's. I moved onto a Sigma Sport and initially I was disappointed having to scroll through the screens instead...
02-24-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By 70sSanO

I would talk to these guys to see if it fits a...

I would talk to these guys to see if it fits a Kestrel 4000; either the tilt portion or the whole thing on a Kestrel rail.
...
02-24-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,979
Posted By 70sSanO

But you could always hire someone pedal the bike...

But you could always hire someone pedal the bike and to pull you around in a trailer.

"Hey Lance, you can use that EPO stuff for this gig."

John
02-24-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By 70sSanO

I would probably avoid Sunding. If you go wired...

I would probably avoid Sunding. If you go wired or wireless, Cateye has always been a decent product.

John
02-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 939
Posted By 70sSanO

A lot like Utah, but even fewer bars. ...

A lot like Utah, but even fewer bars.

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John
02-24-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,383
Posted By 70sSanO

Don’t tell anyone, but I still run Rapid Rise...

Don’t tell anyone, but I still run Rapid Rise (760 & 960) even with a 40t and a RoadLink. I will say that it is important to be able to ease off make good downshifts and not just force the chain over...
02-24-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 70sSanO

Just to understand this. Giant gave you a new...

Just to understand this. Giant gave you a new 2021 Talon for your 1993 Cadex.

John
02-24-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By 70sSanO

I can see a return to 26” wheel mtb’s, but not...

I can see a return to 26” wheel mtb’s, but not with old bikes or geometry. It probably won’t be mainstream, especially with old people; but I can see kids riding 15+ lb carbon hardtails that can be...
02-23-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,979
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m thinking of a beach 75 degrees air and water...

I’m thinking of a beach 75 degrees air and water temps year round. Paddle out to catch a few. Sit on the sand and play my ukulele. Take a quad out to tour my property. Motor over to the main...
02-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,979
Posted By 70sSanO

Just to put things in perspective, there are...

Just to put things in perspective, there are probably millions of people who rode bikes when they were young and gave it up for nothing.

John
02-23-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By 70sSanO

Have you contacted Sunny to see if you can get a...

Have you contacted Sunny to see if you can get a replacement?

I know there are parts lists online. If you know the model number and can get the PN of the missing part that would be my first step....
02-23-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,772
Posted By 70sSanO

Too pretty to ride? Really. All grown up...

Too pretty to ride? Really.

All grown up and nowhere to go.

John
02-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,979
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes. John

Yes.

John
02-23-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! I feel stupid for not already...

Thanks!

I feel stupid for not already knowing about that main Shimano tech site.

John
02-23-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,914
Posted By 70sSanO

Never look “over” your prescription glasses if...

Never look “over” your prescription glasses if they slide down while you are in the drops.

John
02-23-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By 70sSanO

While not in response to the OP’s question, is...

While not in response to the OP’s question, is there a way to get exploded views/parts lists of current Shimano components?

As an example, the old Shimano Tech Docs site provided a .pdf of the...
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