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Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By TiHabanero

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most...

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most 130 spaced hubs can be converted to 135, and in doing so will help quite a bit with evening out spoke tension between the drive and non-drive sides. Of...
03-24-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By TiHabanero

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I...

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I am a trained auto tech, have worked as a motorcycle tech, and worked on turbines all in a past life when I was younger. Tinkering is what I do in my...
03-23-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,415
Posted By TiHabanero

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on...

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on those old Cdales. A name and a bunch of panted tubes is all that is needed. Really stands out in my eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,503
Posted By TiHabanero

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the...

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the first time."

Correction: "The best "taper" is the kind that wraps the tape right the first time."
03-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By TiHabanero

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20...

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20 year old grease is in need of replacement.
03-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By TiHabanero

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If...

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If tone changes to a lower tone from the surrounding area then there is a problem. That nick looks exactly like the one on a Trek frame I have in the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,335
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires....

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires. 28's roll great and work well for lighter loads around 20lbs on the rear rack. Commuted for 10 years a 30 mile round trip in all weather including...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By TiHabanero

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot...

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot light was on, but it went out a few days later. No idea why. Second air bag recall the idiot light was on and had the service manager reset it before...
03-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By TiHabanero

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German"...

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German" engineering."

Interesting statement. Work on German autos or motorcycles long enough and you realize they simply make vehicles like all the rest and...
03-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By TiHabanero

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not...

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not from a questionable "brand" is $500. that's a bottom-of-the-barrel bike that you'll probably wear out everything on it within a few months riding...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By TiHabanero

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few...

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few years. We sold a good number of their machines and about 75% were the butted frames. Personally I am unable to feel the difference between the butted and...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By TiHabanero

Carter was not made to be president. He...

Carter was not made to be president. He understands that, but also understands God gave him the presidency to positively affect some people's lives after he was president. If all of us can take on an...
02-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By TiHabanero

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and...

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and fairly resistant to damage. The steel mounting nut has likely corroded to the threaded brake stud. Penetrating fluid slopped all over the place might...
02-24-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By TiHabanero

I will answer two for you so that others may chim...

I will answer two for you so that others may chim in with the rest.

You will need the BB30 with bearings.
Ultegra 8000 is standard rim brake mount that has been around 100 years, 8010 is direct...
02-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By TiHabanero

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail...

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail level for close to 40 years, you have the dreaded rider syndrome and money is burning a hole in your pocket. Similar things happen to golfers and...
02-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By TiHabanero

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had...

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had the pleasure of experimenting with BB drop over the years. For obvious reasons concerning pedal strike a crit bike requires less BB drop than a touring...
02-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By TiHabanero

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that...

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that it is my favorite form of racing. I have ridden outdoor tracks with low banking and it was not intimidating at all. It takes real nerve to ride up a 50...
02-20-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By TiHabanero

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you...

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you will fit in that frame.
02-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,353
Posted By TiHabanero

Thank you for riding Campagnolo

Had the pleasure of working on two bikes today running Campagnolo equipment. One was an older 10 speed, the other a 5 year old 11 speed. Very refreshing after working on bike after bike with Ultegra,...
02-19-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By TiHabanero

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata...

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata with splined tubing, the gold head tube and long point lugs are my favorite gen race bikes from Miyata. My buddy raced a 60cm Pro Miyata circa 1983...
02-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,332
Posted By TiHabanero

Honest opinion piece on disc brakes

Just read The Russian Crank opinion piece about Chris Froome's comment on disc brakes and how they are becoming mandatory. Below is quoted from the piece and really does sum things up with complete...
02-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a shop and we have a policy about...

I work in a shop and we have a policy about qualifying frame damage. There is no way to assure the owner the frame has not sustained damage that is hidden. My personal experience with carbon has...
01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
01-17-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By TiHabanero

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.
01-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,789
Posted By TiHabanero

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake...

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake grease. Works great and is 7 bucks for a 1 pound tub. Has an unusual non-grease scent as well. Color is somewhat clear. We use it in the shop because...
01-14-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,248
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, am a fan of long setback posts. Got...

I, too, am a fan of long setback posts. Got frustrated in 2000 and built my first frame with a 72.5 STA. With a standard post and a Turbomatic saddle. Still had the seat all the way back on the...
01-13-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,842
Posted By TiHabanero

"Nice ... that wouldn't be one that Trek built?" ...

"Nice ... that wouldn't be one that Trek built?"

FYI, Trek doesn't build bikes. They contract out to Asian manufacturers to have bikes with their name on them produced. Specialized the same. Giant...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By TiHabanero

Thanks for the lead, unterhausen...

Thanks for the lead, unterhausen (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html). Have not been to that site before. Indeed they do have what I need! Excited to place an order!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,655
Posted By TiHabanero

Tifosi. I picked up a pair of Tifosi sunglasses...

Tifosi. I picked up a pair of Tifosi sunglasses 10 years ago and have been using them since. Bought a second pair two years ago so I could have a pair for brazing. I did not want they typical ugly...
12-26-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By TiHabanero

Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo...

Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo saddle a few years ago and I scooped up two of them. Been using this model on two of my bikes since 1985. Flat and frim. Works perfectly for me....
12-24-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,927
Posted By TiHabanero

I have experimented over and over with tire...

I have experimented over and over with tire direction and found that it makes little to no difference when I ride. The little difference it makes is noise. Chevrons facing forward runs quieter than...
12-20-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,355
Posted By TiHabanero

Why not keep the current wheelset and get a...

Why not keep the current wheelset and get a Habanero ti frame? habcycles.com. I have had two of them and find them to be very good ti bikes. They have production frames at 995 bucks and custom frames...
12-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By TiHabanero

Replaced the rear der cable on a SRAM Apex bike...

Replaced the rear der cable on a SRAM Apex bike this past Tuesday. It was fraying exactly as the one in the picture, however it was about 5 years old. I see this every once in a while and am unable...
12-19-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By TiHabanero

Instead of asking Mike S to find an answer, ask...

Instead of asking Mike S to find an answer, ask yourself the same question. Why is it up to some rich guy to figure out our problems? As Jimmie Johnson said to a friend of mine who played for him,...
12-15-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,270
Posted By TiHabanero

"We are now entering the reading comprehension...

"We are now entering the reading comprehension part of the exam."

Got a good laugh out of this. The virtual world is weird. People get lost in their opinions and take the conversation where their...
12-12-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,727
Posted By TiHabanero

Post more so we can get some pics of the bike and...

Post more so we can get some pics of the bike and pics of you on the bike. Without them the guess work is extra difficult.
12-10-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By TiHabanero

This is one for Dear Abby. Dear discycling,...

This is one for Dear Abby.

Dear discycling, you are about to make a huge mistake. Your girlfriend is a nut, and you both need counseling. Drop her like a hot rock, find girl where you live and...
12-05-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,546
Posted By TiHabanero

Knowing Specialized as I do, this was a pet...

Knowing Specialized as I do, this was a pet project granted to someone within the org and brought to market. Limited one time run. Seen as a reward to a VIP within the company. Seen it before several...
11-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By TiHabanero

5/16 is .3125. I tried it already and it does not...

5/16 is .3125. I tried it already and it does not fit the hole. Don't dare drill the bore as it is part of the frame and will void the warranty. Thought about it and if it were my bike I'd do it, but...
Forum: Foo
11-29-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,734
Posted By TiHabanero

"Dealing with a misbehaving child in a store can...

"Dealing with a misbehaving child in a store can also be done in a positive learning experience way by a parent."

Exactly the point here. It is the parent's job, not the shlub in the store. Sadly,...
11-29-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By TiHabanero

Why does Specialized keep doing this?!

Went to replace the top rear shock mount bolt on a 2012 FSR. Come to find out the bolt threads are not good ol' metric or English. The bolt is a shoulder bolt, makes sense in a way, however the...
11-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By TiHabanero

Whoa, Wahoo!

I work in a bike shop, been doing it on and off full-time/part-time since 1982. Been riding rollers since 1982, also have used mag trainers and fluid trainers. Now I have a Wahoo. The thing feels...
11-28-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By TiHabanero

Have had two titanium frames over the past 10...

Have had two titanium frames over the past 10 years and loved them both. One is still in service and equipped with alloy parts. Seat posts are coated with white lithium grease before inserted into...
11-27-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By TiHabanero

Back when Cdale bikes were produced in the USA...

Back when Cdale bikes were produced in the USA they came packaged very smartly, not 95% assembled, but very little waste in packaging. When they shifted to overseas production the packaging was no...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By TiHabanero

"You didn't get the tube in there correctly. Not...

"You didn't get the tube in there correctly. Not possible to pinch flat at 100 psi IMO."

I weigh 230 lbs and can verify that my experience is quite different. I have pinch flatted several times...
11-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By TiHabanero

I prefer center-lock because it is quicker and...

I prefer center-lock because it is quicker and easier to remove or install the rotor. Center-lock is also much easier and quicker to clean behind the rotor. Both center-lock and 6 bolt do the same...
11-23-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By TiHabanero

Heat. Slotted rotors dissipate heat more...

Heat. Slotted rotors dissipate heat more efficiently than solid rotors as it introduces more air to the surface by effectively creating a "finned" effect in the rotor itself, much like an air cooled...
11-22-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By TiHabanero

Why is it even needed? I see it as a trap for...

Why is it even needed? I see it as a trap for water and corrosion. Remove it and use the guide without the liner.
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,734
Posted By TiHabanero

Discipline your children

It ain't my job to ensure your children properly behave themselves in my store. There is no possible excuse for you when I am the one stepping up to the plate and telling your child to get off that...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By TiHabanero

Really, Rifraf, was that necessary?? ...

Really, Rifraf, was that necessary??

Bassmanbob, why not use your house as home base and do 40-60 mile loops with the bike fully loaded? Pitch the tent in the back yard, cook all your meals there,...
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