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04-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By 70sSanO

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom. ...

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom.

John
04-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By 70sSanO

I think one issue is that everybody searches for...

I think one issue is that everybody searches for the typical Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. Most people don't look at brands like Fuji, or Jamis, or Perfomance's Scattante.

There are good bikes...
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By 70sSanO

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as...

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as buying, unless your friend has great connections/sources/parts bins to get parts cheap, and can build the bike himself, it is almost always more...
04-08-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,312
Posted By 70sSanO

If I recall the premise is that real life roads...

If I recall the premise is that real life roads are not the perfectly smooth surface of a drum and the width and pressure maintains contact and rides more smoothly than a harsher narrower and higher...
04-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the freewheel to locknut/DS dropout...

I believe the freewheel to locknut/DS dropout remains the same. If all the additional 4mm is on the NDS the dishing angles become more symmetrical(?) and the wheel is stronger. Adding NDS spacers...
04-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a few torque wrenches. One is a 1/2Ē drive...

I have a few torque wrenches. One is a 1/2Ē drive that I used when I was fixing my cars. The other is an old JoLine 3/8 my Dad got from aerospace surplus 50 years ago. I just picked up an old, looks...
04-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had...

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had one figured maybe way back. 9 speed shifters won’t work with an 8 speed cassette. They should work with the Acera read derailleur.

John

Edit...
04-04-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By 70sSanO

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8...

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8 speed cassette and Acera rear derailleur.

If there is a mtb front derailleur, it wonít work with the Sora shifters because the cable attach point...
04-04-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By 70sSanO

This thread will probably go on with opinions...

This thread will probably go on with opinions from both sides.

I am no expert, but I believe that there a couple of pieces to this. The spacer cap and the compression plug. I think it is the...
04-03-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,037
Posted By 70sSanO

My advice is to buy a new bike and take your time...

My advice is to buy a new bike and take your time upgrading the Yeti. Also build it the way you want. If you want to go 1x then set it up that way. But do the research first. Google as much as you...
04-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,307
Posted By 70sSanO

No... but you are. And you donít care how it...

No... but you are. And you donít care how it effects that person looking for a basic bike.

John
04-02-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,307
Posted By 70sSanO

I have to laugh at these threads, regardless of...

I have to laugh at these threads, regardless of what the product or activity. It is always about unreasonably higher prices.

But in these threads no one seems to complain about their soaring...
03-31-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By 70sSanO

If you have removed the cable and it will not...

If you have removed the cable and it will not move any further, there are a few things you can do. Although it is odd to happen if nothing was changed.

The obvious is loosen the clamp screw and...
03-31-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,401
Posted By 70sSanO

The good thing is that the bike is not expensive...

The good thing is that the bike is not expensive and the fork can be replaced with a similar used one. The OP just needs to figure out how to get it done.

If there is a co-op close by, maybe he...
03-29-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,762
Posted By 70sSanO

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight....

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight. However, cycling, as well as any other tangible motivator, can be the reason to eat less and lose weight.

I think for a number of people, health...
03-27-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By 70sSanO

I obviously didn’t read all the responses, but...

I obviously didn’t read all the responses, but there was one pretty early on that summed it up quite well. Of the 4 SRAM chains, you choose based on the environment (corrosion) and whether a chain...
03-27-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is food for thought... ...

Here is food for thought...
https://www.mtbr.com/threads/can-i-ask-what-the-best-eagle-12-speed-chain-is-thanks.1085760/

John
03-26-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 756
Posted By 70sSanO

You will never get it to work with cantilever...

You will never get it to work with cantilever brake levers. They will not move the brakes enough to make up the difference unless they are setup with about 1mm gap between the rim and brake pad.
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03-25-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By 70sSanO

Wider bars. John

Wider bars.

John
03-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By 70sSanO

1987 was not a good year for 35mm or even 32mm...

1987 was not a good year for 35mm or even 32mm tires. The DX-5000 was a pure skinny tire racing bike.

Here is a video of a 1988. Take a good look at the tire clearance. I'm guessing the tires...
03-23-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By 70sSanO

Are you kidding me? It’s a first bike not a...

Are you kidding me? It’s a first bike not a science project.

My wife has 3 bikes and it is just not that hard to do. You should go to a few bike shops and see what they have.

My advice for the...
03-21-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,857
Posted By 70sSanO

Next time donít duck, and it wonít go over your...

Next time donít duck, and it wonít go over your head.

John
03-19-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,984
Posted By 70sSanO

I shattered my clavicle about 6 years ago and...

I shattered my clavicle about 6 years ago and decided to have surgery. It was more than single break. I think I could have gone either way. I’ve heard that plating helps to prevent further breaks,...
03-19-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,857
Posted By 70sSanO

What response do you want from this thread? ...

What response do you want from this thread?

You have been riding the same way on the same sidewalk for the last 5 years, so you really don’t have any valid argument for a teenager.

And the fact...
03-19-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,136
Posted By 70sSanO

Get a mountain bike, or gravel, and you donít...

Get a mountain bike, or gravel, and you donít have to deal with it. I imagine a lot of the appeal to riding gravel is not having to deal with drivers who are more distracted than ever.

John
03-16-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you remove the washer between the bolt and...

Did you remove the washer between the bolt and the arm?

John
03-15-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,424
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no idea if this happened or not, I tend to...

I have no idea if this happened or not, I tend to think not. Others have given you a lot of very good insights and suggestions on how club rides work.

But you said you paid for professional...
03-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By 70sSanO

Since the bike is rose color, I suppose one could...

Since the bike is rose color, I suppose one could use axl.

John
03-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you have your SPAM filter turned off? Or...

Did you have your SPAM filter turned off?

Or maybe you had your SRAM filter turned on.

John
03-11-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,548
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve been running 8 speed shifters when the 7...

I’ve been running 8 speed shifters when the 7 speed cassettes for years. The reason... vintage 8 speed trigger shifters are better than the old bowl type 7 speed shifters.

I have never had a less...
03-11-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,706
Posted By 70sSanO

As others have said, the OP is posting just to...

As others have said, the OP is posting just to post. Whether trolling or just one of those people who takes the stand that my 35 year old inexpensive bike is just as good as your new $5k bike for...
03-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,706
Posted By 70sSanO

Any decent bike can get you from point A to point...

Any decent bike can get you from point A to point B. I don't ride as fast and as far as I used to, but boy do I like the thrill of diving into corners, or hitting a downhill, or making a climb and...
03-10-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By 70sSanO

If the missing cog is the first position cog,...

If the missing cog is the first position cog, (the first position cog is always the last cog on and closest to the dropout), the only concern will be if the second position cog has a built in spacer....
03-10-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By 70sSanO

So let me get this straight. You have a chance...

So let me get this straight. You have a chance to get a free carbon crankset from a friend that will fit on your BB, but instead you are taking advice from people who have no clue how you ride not...
03-09-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,573
Posted By 70sSanO

I find a 3 piece suit to be more pretentious than...

I find a 3 piece suit to be more pretentious than your 2 choices.

John
03-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By 70sSanO

This got me to look back at the Shimano Cone...

This got me to look back at the Shimano Cone Interchangeability Chart which I found here...

https://ebike.hu/dl/konusz-kompatibilitas.pdf

And looking closer I realized the 202 9805 Shimano...
03-09-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,348
Posted By 70sSanO

Mid 60's is perfect for climbing. I prefer mid...

Mid 60's is perfect for climbing. I prefer mid 70's for going downhill. The average of those two are fine.

John
03-09-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By 70sSanO

I read an account of a similar issue on a...

I read an account of a similar issue on a Diamondback kids bike. The issue was the Sunrace twist shifters not being a good match for the Shimano rear derailleur.

I can’t say that is your issue,...
03-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,914
Posted By 70sSanO

The best thing about doing your own work is you...

The best thing about doing your own work is you get a lifetime warranty on labor and can always get a hold of the mechanic that screwed up.

John
03-08-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve been using Wellgo MG-1’s for years without...

I’ve been using Wellgo MG-1’s for years without any issues.

John
03-06-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,523
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: 43
Views: 2,468
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: 43
Views: 2,468
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
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...
03-03-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,981
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,914
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: 1,161
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: 2,878
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...
03-01-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
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...
02-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
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,...
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