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09-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By bluehills3149

On my cyclecross bike I run a Veloce 9spd...

On my cyclecross bike I run a Veloce 9spd Ultrashift shifter mated to a Tiagra midrange 4700 rear derailleur. Cassette is 12-34. This setup (or using any 11spd Shimano derailleur) is close to...
09-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By bluehills3149

I found these hoods $12 that are for Shimano...

I found these hoods $12 that are for Shimano 6800's and a search also shows the company Hudz make aftermarket ones as well (in lots of colors).
...
09-04-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By bluehills3149

Buy the tool if it's only a few bucks on Ebay...

Buy the tool if it's only a few bucks on Ebay (and they usually are). I tried to get an oddball freewheel off a bike and the local (Brooklyn) shop wanted $15 (minimum service charge).
08-25-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By bluehills3149

I worked in contract manufacturing years ago...

I worked in contract manufacturing years ago (metal stamping) and typically the contracting company pays for and owns the tooling. That way if the contract is up or the manufacturer folds, the...
08-17-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By bluehills3149

Well, I was a bit off in the name of the app -...

Well, I was a bit off in the name of the app - it's IpBike with the related app IpSensor to connect bluetooth/ANT sensors. Note it is only free for the first 1 million wheel revolutions and then you...
08-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By bluehills3149

I had this same bike for many years. Started out...

I had this same bike for many years. Started out in great condition but after 12 years of abuse as a daily commuter the paint was shot and almost all the components replaced. Here's the original ad...
08-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By bluehills3149

I also use cyclecomputer app on my Moto phone to...

I also use cyclecomputer app on my Moto phone to connect to the sensor (it has both ant+ & bluetooth).
Regarding the magnet, I got my Trek frame without the magnet so I used an old round magnet I...
07-21-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of an escape with perhaps 100 or...

Here's a pic of an escape with perhaps 100 or 150mm riser bars. Note the cables are getting pretty stretched.
...
07-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By bluehills3149

My "go-to" tool is a set of folding allen...

My "go-to" tool is a set of folding allen wrenches as it's quick to swap between sizes and the angled head can get in tight places (but I also have long L ones for deep or tight screws and sockets...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By bluehills3149

"$2000 ish Aus" - does the Aus indicate you're in...

"$2000 ish Aus" - does the Aus indicate you're in Australia? If yes, then then the answer must take into account the Aus factor - parts in oz can be way more expensive (and selection an be limited)...
07-15-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By bluehills3149

I use Crank Bros candy on both my road and gravel...

I use Crank Bros candy on both my road and gravel bikes. MTB shoes for off-raod (and winter road riding) and for the road bike I use carbon sole road shoes with 3 to 2 hole adapter for crank bros...
07-15-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By bluehills3149

My guess it was stored for years and it corroded...

My guess it was stored for years and it corroded the bearings where they sat. But I agree with Moe- if it still spins OK, I would not worry about it as the bearings on a freewheel are only there for...
07-15-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By bluehills3149

I converted an 80's Nishiki road bike (CrMo frame...

I converted an 80's Nishiki road bike (CrMo frame and 27" wheels) to 700c wheels and brifters. I used Tektro mid length brakes and 700x32 tires. I also used an old MTB crank set (42/32/22) and...
06-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,809
Posted By bluehills3149

As somebody who has an actual $30 phone as a bike...

As somebody who has an actual $30 phone as a bike computer I think I can make a stab at this.
I'd say the main issue with a phone (in my case a 2015 Motorola E) is not the hardware. Sure, the screen...
06-13-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By bluehills3149

I've used Alligator brake parts before and they...

I've used Alligator brake parts before and they seem OK. They are Taiwanese and make a full line of brake parts including slick cables, rotors, pads etc. I'd say they are more premium than alhonga...
06-13-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By bluehills3149

Most modern bike computers are made to be paired...

Most modern bike computers are made to be paired with an app or website where they tally your ride data and you can setup multiple bikes there. You can even jog with a bike computer and designate the...
06-09-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By bluehills3149

I have a Bryton rider 10 and they cost about $50....

I have a Bryton rider 10 and they cost about $50. It's a simple device with a few lines of text display (all the usual fields) but no maps or anything complex and the single button just cycles...
05-29-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By bluehills3149

I also recently got this very same bike (for $160...

I also recently got this very same bike (for $160 but high milleage) and it's a great bike. Although I upgraded a bunch of parts (wheels, v-brake conversion, tiagra long derailleeur, seat) I only did...
05-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By bluehills3149

Don't discount using an older hybrid bike and...

Don't discount using an older hybrid bike and adding drop bars. Some of them were more high-end with road-bike based components, lightweight butted crmo or Al frames, and more sporty geometry. Models...
05-18-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By bluehills3149

My friend has this very bike and I am quite...

My friend has this very bike and I am quite familiar with it (and by the way - it's a great bike). The frame is very "long" - ie the top tube is longer than the seat tube so be aware that putting on...
05-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By bluehills3149

It sounds like you are ready to go on longer...

It sounds like you are ready to go on longer rides and as another Brooklyn person, I can attest to the much better riding that comes when you cross the George Washington bridge into New Jersey with...
05-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By bluehills3149

Note the OP wants a 1x flat bar conversion - not...

Note the OP wants a 1x flat bar conversion - not STI.

Here is a pic of a bike I converted from 12 spd (2x6) to a cassette based 1x 7spd with new cassette based wheels. Note small chainring has...
05-17-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By bluehills3149

Here are some others: Cane Creek Drop V levers ...

Here are some others:
Cane Creek Drop V levers
Sram S500 or Rival 1
Tektro RL520
Shimano Tiagra BL-R400.
05-17-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By bluehills3149

Although I have this same frame with a similar...

Although I have this same frame with a similar conversion (flat bars, new wheels with cassette) there is nothing special about this frame and it takes the same parts as most other steel frames from...
05-15-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By bluehills3149

This exact same question was posed a few days ago...

This exact same question was posed a few days ago (and also for a New York person). Read this...
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1200932-bikes-small-riders.html
05-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By bluehills3149

Do a google search for the terms "repair pitted...

Do a google search for the terms "repair pitted bicycle cones" and read the many posts about this process, including those that say this is a terrible idea. But in answer to your question - no, the...
05-14-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By bluehills3149

I see you are in New York and this is on NY...

I see you are in New York and this is on NY Craigslist. My friend has one which I put flat handlebars on and this is an easy conversion....
05-14-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By bluehills3149

Although I rate this as a desperate measure, you...

Although I rate this as a desperate measure, you can attempt to grind the cones by spinning them using an electric drill and some sandpaper wrapped around a round object like a pencil or appropriate...
05-08-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By bluehills3149

Mavic placed in receivership

Although it seems more related to the shenanigans of the various shell companies that own Mavic (and not Covid related) it's kind of depressing to think if the stalwarts of the industry can't make...
05-07-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,100
Posted By bluehills3149

This thread could also be titled "dumb things I...

This thread could also be titled "dumb things I did when I was young" but I hit 60mph on my old Shogun back in the early 90's. Flat out down one of the steepest hills in Melbourne (Oz) in full tuck....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By bluehills3149

I use a small Motorola E 2014 smartphone with a...

I use a small Motorola E 2014 smartphone with a garmin mount glued on the back. I concur with others that the downside is battery life (mine does 4 hrs with screen on and 10+ with extra battery)....
04-24-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By bluehills3149

The Ridgeback looks to have better parts but is...

The Ridgeback looks to have better parts but is more exensive so that's where the extra $ are going. The Cannondale however is a better known brand though so is the "safer" choice and may have better...
04-24-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By bluehills3149

I carry food, pump and phone in my jersey pocket...

I carry food, pump and phone in my jersey pocket so my saddle bag is medium sized. My only addition is a small bottle of sunscreen. I think it was originally a complimentary hotel shampoo bottle into...
04-22-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By bluehills3149

If I were building a bike purely to be easy to...

If I were building a bike purely to be easy to work on and easy to get parts for in the future (although I would never buy a bike with just this criteria in mind) this is what I would look for ....
04-22-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By bluehills3149

A few years ago, I got some standard grease,...

A few years ago, I got some standard grease, mixed in some 3 in 1 oil drop by drop till the viscosity looked good (ie a wee bit runnier than standard grease) and been using in my 240 hubs ever since....
04-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By bluehills3149

I'd also suggest trying to free up the existing...

I'd also suggest trying to free up the existing cranks with a dishwashing scouring pad or a wire brush (even a BBQ cleaner brush) and more WD40 and the rust should come right off. Then if it all...
04-15-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of the Merlin BB. ...

Here's a pic of the Merlin BB.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/merlin_cd504d914434a6665dc4bf00258ee5ed4eba66f1.jpg
04-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By bluehills3149

During almost my entire 40's (9 whole years) I...

During almost my entire 40's (9 whole years) I had chronic patella femoral syndrome. I saw over a dozen physios, surgeons and anyone else who promised relief. Sometimes I could ride 5 miles or so,...
Replies: 258
Views: 50,767
Posted By bluehills3149

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to...

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to college when I was about 20yo but I quickly found I enjoyed it so would venture further from home till I was riding 50 or 60 km rides from my home in...
04-04-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By bluehills3149

Strava's basic version is free and the free...

Strava's basic version is free and the free version is good enough for most people. But note Strava's main claim to fame is logging your rides and sharing them with your Strava "friends" and...
04-03-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By bluehills3149

Not sure if the OP has painted this yet but if I...

Not sure if the OP has painted this yet but if I can still offer some advice I'd say yes to clear coat but use a 2 pack system like SprayMax 2k. At $20 a can it's not cheap but it's way more durable...
03-31-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes - this is a really narrow BB - the narrowest...

Yes - this is a really narrow BB - the narrowest in a Shimano 68mm shell is 107 so this is equivalent to a 105 spindle length in a 68mm shell. The only way to get this narrow is to make the cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,466
Posted By bluehills3149

I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur...

I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur 10spd) but have been swapping every part that needs replacing with Shimano or other brands and now left with just the levers and UltraTorque cranks....
03-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By bluehills3149

I have a 1968 Peugeot PX10 and there is lots of...

I have a 1968 Peugeot PX10 and there is lots of information about these bikes as they are collectable but they are French so many of the parts and advice are specific to this bicycle. Here are my...
03-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By bluehills3149

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force...

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force of the platter spinning which resists movement. Get a bike wheel, hold it in one hand on the axle and spin it and then try move it around and you'll...
03-27-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By bluehills3149

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS...

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS computer - no routing, maps or anything fancy - just gives you basic speed/distance etc and will record your ride via GPS. Although I've never had a...
03-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By bluehills3149

If you look on Amazon/Ebay there are cassette...

If you look on Amazon/Ebay there are cassette removal tool kits which include a chain whip and splined tool for $10 or so. You will also need a large adjustable wrench as well or buy one of the more...
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,551
Posted By bluehills3149

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag...

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag of cement on top of the bars last week. Grocery bags I just dangle off the end of the bars while I try to stop them swinging into the...
03-25-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By bluehills3149

I don't see a profitable market for this either....

I don't see a profitable market for this either. You're always going to be squeezed at the low end by the fact that tools are cheap. The toolkit pictured is just $60 so most people are just going to...
03-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 238,743
Posted By bluehills3149

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY...

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY which is full of trails, most of which are not on any maps. ...
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