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09-07-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By sch

No, the combo will work very well. Shimano is...

No, the combo will work very well. Shimano is very conservative in their coverage ratings.
09-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By sch

My experience transitioning from myopia with...

My experience transitioning from myopia with -11diopter glasses pre cataract and good vision from 1" to ~6" from
the eye surface was a bad week between one surgery and the next as one eye was now...
09-04-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,992
Posted By sch

I was fortunate to find a few enthusiasts on BF...

I was fortunate to find a few enthusiasts on BF about 5-7 yrs ago interested in my vintage debris. I sold it off for about what I paid
for it back in the '70s but apparently the buyers were happy. ...
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By sch

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short...

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short retractable tube from pump to tube valve and
has a flip out top handly that improves leverage and best of all a flip out step on at the base so
you...
09-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By sch

Sounds like the cables are way too loose if the...

Sounds like the cables are way too loose if the housing pops out of the 'handlebar' by which I
assume you mean the brake levers. Since the bike is USED return to sender not likely feasible,
but...
08-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By sch

Doubt there is more than a cm difference in SS...

Doubt there is more than a cm difference in SS cage lengths between the 6700 and 8000 RD, I suspect the change in mounting bolt
versus pivot would account for the biggest difference in RD max...
08-21-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By sch

Well you could start with Sheldon:...

Well you could start with Sheldon: https://sheldonbrown.com/nexus-mech.html
and a briefer note at How To Maintain Your Internal Geared Hub, Nexus 7 IGH bMHR...
08-21-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By sch

Inner thigh: rubbing against saddle. Skin tag...

Inner thigh: rubbing against saddle. Skin tag removal is a possible DIY, either as fiftysix with small ones, although a razor sharp knife is an
option as nail clippers don't always bite evenly. ...
08-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By sch

Very minor local arm pain for me with both...

Very minor local arm pain for me with both zostavax and more recently shingrix. Local Sams had a list for shingrix and this resulted in about
2 month wait for the shots, now 5months later...
08-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By sch

Before you get too excited, try putting the...

Before you get too excited, try putting the crankset in your freezer for an hour or so and then install it.
This will shrink the OD by enough to simplify insertion, considerably less force will be...
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By sch

Sticking with 10 spd, Shimano has 11-32/34/36t...

Sticking with 10 spd, Shimano has 11-32/34/36t cassettes that will work on your Tiagra RD as direct drop ins.
At worst with the 11-36 you might need a cassette hanger extender available on amazon...
08-19-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By sch

Normal aluminum 'corrosion' is oxide a few...

Normal aluminum 'corrosion' is oxide a few thousands of an inch thick. What you have looks like prolonged exposure
to deicing salts on winter roads without cleaning or rinsing. Best bet is mild...
08-18-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By sch

Thanks for the followup. I wish I had known about...

Thanks for the followup. I wish I had known about the GRX cranks when I redid my 2001 Ultegra triple 9spd to an 11 spd subcompact about 10 months ago.
Only 48/32 crank I could find under $200 was...
08-18-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By sch

That damage would be much less worrisome to me,...

That damage would be much less worrisome to me, mostly cosmetic, but a stressor that eventually,
probably years from now may crack.

As to the resonance bouncing of the beam with certain cadences...
08-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By sch

Assuming you are referring to the frame with two...

Assuming you are referring to the frame with two tubes between the head tube and the BB then a crease that is
transverse across the tube would be much more concerning than a longitudinal crease....
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,649
Posted By sch

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail ...

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail This is a project I was planning to do ~sometime~
now I have a reason to start.
08-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By sch

Just checked mine, the phillips flathead screw in...

Just checked mine, the phillips flathead screw in the pedal on an eyeball check seems smaller than an M3
screw and indeed a genuine M3x0.5M screw does not thread into the pedal. I don't have any...
08-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By sch

If a possible starting point for a 1x bike, then...

If a possible starting point for a 1x bike, then removal of the FD mount, stripping paint/coatings off and
pushing back the bulged out CF with feathering would allow an over wrap of CF using one...
08-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By sch

Unlike modern frames of CF/Al with replaceable RD...

Unlike modern frames of CF/Al with replaceable RD hangers that are pure aluminum and meant to deform as
a sort of frame saver, claws were used in the era of cheap steel frames and as you note have...
08-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By sch

Any particular problem with Altus? Seems well...

Any particular problem with Altus? Seems well matched to the bike and unless damaged there is little upside to a change.
Now if you intended to tighten up the steps on the 7 spd by going to 9 or 10...
08-11-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By sch

Franklin is over 100 miles from Crossville. Oak...

Franklin is over 100 miles from Crossville. Oak Ridge/Knoxville are a lot closer. A google on bicycle clubs in
those two towns might be useful, as might a few calls to tandem dealers in that area,...
08-11-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By sch

Where I would be willing to tackle a pure CF...

Where I would be willing to tackle a pure CF repair ding, one in the FD mount area such as pixed is more involved, and may
need a new FD mount placed, or not, but likely removed and replaced. At...
08-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By sch

I believe that Shimano and Truvative have...

I believe that Shimano and Truvative have different splines on their spindles as well.

FWIW FSA Mega EXO is their 24mm spindle standard for which Shimano BB tools work fine.
FSA Mega EVO is...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,649
Posted By sch

Just a followup on my 2001 Ti Pursuit... Still...

Just a followup on my 2001 Ti Pursuit... Still ridden on regular basis, now up to ~32,500 miles. The original mid-drive axle was undersized at

0.38" for the 10mm bearings on the mid-drive so...
07-27-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By sch

Something like this: ...

Something like this: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/alivio-m4000.html, and nearby there is an acceptable brake lever.
You could look at SRAM but not sure what they might have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By sch

Stub axle would be subject to considerable force,...

Stub axle would be subject to considerable force, not likely to be durable unless over-engineered.
(My 2 wheel bent has a stub axle mid-drive and took a year or so to work out the kinks.)
07-25-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By sch

Calf pix appreciated, especially the 'silver'...

Calf pix appreciated, especially the 'silver' variant. We used to have 3 different places locally where
belted Galloways could be seen but now down to one. Basically a hobby cow, so an expensive...
07-25-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By sch

Leave the BB alone and get a set of Shimano GRX...

Leave the BB alone and get a set of Shimano GRX cranks in 46/30. Done, and they are relatively, for Shimano, cheap.
With luck your present FD will slide down low enough to fit the chainring and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By sch

Well I can certainly understand that. I ride a...

Well I can certainly understand that. I ride a Rotator Pursuit Ti, long out of production, with the seat is 15" from the ground. OTOH I am height
challenged at 64" (down from 66" in my salad days).
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By sch

Wow, Rans is proud of that bike, and no headset...

Wow, Rans is proud of that bike, and no headset for $3100? Does look like a good replacement for the Gold Rush.
Schlitter not selling their CF bike anymore?, IIRC about same price for full CF bike,...
07-22-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By sch

Recent TV series featuring Dannemora prison as...

Recent TV series featuring Dannemora prison as the locale, concerned the rare prison break there about 15yrs ago.
So what does your wife do during the day?
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,135
Posted By sch

85'/mile is 1.6% grade, not exactly a hill. A...

85'/mile is 1.6% grade, not exactly a hill. A hill would be >200'/mile. Illinois around Chicago is pretty flat but not so much that
a 1.6% grade would be remarkable. If you are a spinner, the 36t...
07-22-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By sch

As per dedhed, if you present BB is ok, you don't...

As per dedhed, if you present BB is ok, you don't need a new one.
07-22-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sch

OTOH, if the 10spd RD turns out to be toast, it...

OTOH, if the 10spd RD turns out to be toast, it is 'relatively' inexpensive to go to 11 spd. New RD/FD and cassette
and that is all you need. The brifters and chainrings and oddly IME chain all...
07-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sch

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'....

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'. You risk breaking linkages internally causing fatal demise of the
innards. I once thought I had a major system failure, but it turned out to be failure...
07-19-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By sch

Possibly when the freehub was replaced one or...

Possibly when the freehub was replaced one or more of the pawls/springs got mis-positioned and allows the freehub to slip.
Best you remove free hub and examine for this or any damage or out of...
07-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By sch

That is interesting but I note you are in...

That is interesting but I note you are in Switzerland. Just quoting my experience with the 8000 and then 7000 series Shimano groupsets
availability in the US and applying to the GRX. OTOH Shimano...
07-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,517
Posted By sch

Pacenti apparently only a 650b road tire, not...

Pacenti apparently only a 650b road tire, not 700c.

At least the Koolstop jack is small and light enough to go
into a reasonably sized under seat bag. All of my road tires have a tapered edge to...
07-15-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By sch

Gevenalle has a kludgy looking option, but...

Gevenalle has a kludgy looking option, but pricey, almost as much as a groupset just for a single brifter. Everything else seems
to be virtual at this point or 6-12 months out. Depends on the gravel...
07-10-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By sch

As I noted in another thread it is not hard to...

As I noted in another thread it is not hard to just drill a 1/16 or 3/32" hole in the end of the pedal
body and use a short self tapping flat head screw such as a #2...
07-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,517
Posted By sch

If you have this much trouble at home, just...

If you have this much trouble at home, just imagine the trouble you would have with a flat 20 miles away. If you can't mount the
tire with simple tools, consider returning it and trying some other...
07-08-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By sch

Pinch bolt threads buggered, may be fixable with...

Pinch bolt threads buggered, may be fixable with next larger bolt size and an undersized drill out of old threads and retapping.
Helicoil needs a much larger hole to be made for the insert.

As to...
07-05-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By sch

If Shimano is true to form, the GRX group stuff...

If Shimano is true to form, the GRX group stuff probably won't be available on the retail side until late fall,
maybe even early next spring. I got all hot and bothered about the Ultegra 8000,...
Forum: Southeast
07-05-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,368
Posted By sch

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in...

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in Knoxville. Also to get an idea of what local riders like to ride go
to https://www.strava.com/heatmap#8.38/-82.90548/35.20887/hot/all You can change the...
07-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By sch

46 miles and ~2000' on the recumbent along with a...

46 miles and ~2000' on the recumbent along with a tandem and two singles. We bagged the 2500' ride and did a parallel
less hilly one. Tandem pilot has been off his feed for awhile. Nice @70F at...
07-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By sch

Here is a current version of 'Nashbar':...

Here is a current version of 'Nashbar': https://thebikeshopstore.com/categories/components/drive-train/cranks/cranksets/mtb-cranksets
You can rummage around there for similar FD/RD as well. The...
06-30-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By sch

My experience is that it works just like the...

My experience is that it works just like the videos show. There is always a little leakage around the needle tip, but most flows
through the pedal and out around the axle. Try once more but lay...
06-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By sch

You need at least 15mm longer stem than rim depth...

You need at least 15mm longer stem than rim depth for the pump to reliably grab the presta valve stem. It helps to have the nut hold the stem

in place for these shorter stems but then you need a...
06-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By sch

My first pair of Frogs, cerca 2002, did not have...

My first pair of Frogs, cerca 2002, did not have a screw fitting for lube but the next 3 pair do. It was easy to drill a 1/16 or maybe 3/32"
hole in the plastic at the end of the pedal axle and fit...
06-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By sch

Original imron was some toxic stuff, even the...

Original imron was some toxic stuff, even the revised modern version is not exactly benign, hence fietsbob's suggestion of


professionally applied. Another consideration is a wrap. Wraps are...
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