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Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,935
Posted By headwind15

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how...

When you say winter, I don't know exactly how cold. In my opinion the Pocket Shower is the most under-rated gear item that I never see on tourists gear list. (I would highly recommend it, if you...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By headwind15

You can't post that here, you are going to make...

You can't post that here, you are going to make tourists here jealous and you did better than me picking up a Windsor Tourist for $200.
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By headwind15

Sounds like a case of what some cyclist refer to...

Sounds like a case of what some cyclist refer to as: "RACING WITH PANNIERS"
09-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By headwind15

Tandem wheels

Congratulations for reconizing that the low count wheels have a huge liability attached to them. Besides that TREK had to absolutely stop specing low count wheels on all of their bikes, because if...
08-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By headwind15

As far as having wheels that accelerate faster...

As far as having wheels that accelerate faster and climb better, by a huge margin tire make a much bigger difference. Have you ever ridden a bike with 700 x 23 tires?
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By headwind15

I do not know where you are on pedal systems. ...

I do not know where you are on pedal systems. Some tourists like/ some dislike pedal shoe systems. I am of the type where after using a cleated system for over forty years, I have no idea how a...
08-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12...

As a bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years I have had to deal with this issue a fair amount... You need a three inch plastic cup. Fill the cup two inches ( I have had success with using...
08-25-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By headwind15

NEWSFLASH: Lubrication of a bicycle chain is...

NEWSFLASH: Lubrication of a bicycle chain is separate from stretching. I do not care how much lubricant/ what kind/ how clean you keep your chain, if you hang an elephant from it, it will stretch...
08-25-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By headwind15

I just took both ends off. On one, the olive is...

I just took both ends off. On one, the olive is pushed up to the end of the needle valve and the other one is not, could that be giving me a non sufficient seal? Also where the olive is pushed...
08-25-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By headwind15

Sorry to re-post... I have done this before...

Sorry to re-post... I have done this before with success, using this method.
08-25-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By headwind15

My bike's Shimano hydraulic brake hose/line was...

My bike's Shimano hydraulic brake hose/line was too short. I have replaced it with a longer one with new needle valves and olive washers. It seems like everythings hooked up right. I substituted the...
08-25-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By headwind15

Syringe kit?, I thought that was for Advid/...

Syringe kit?, I thought that was for Advid/ SRAM brakes. And, Isn't there only one reservior?
08-25-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By headwind15

Hydraulic brake bleed woes

My bike's Shimano hydraulic brake hose/line was too short. I have replaced it with a longer one with new needle valves and olive washers. It seems like everythings hooked up right. I substituted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By headwind15

It sounds like you are playing competitive...

It sounds like you are playing competitive tourist games.
08-23-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By headwind15

I would highly recommend bikes from '97 onward,...

I would highly recommend bikes from '97 onward, because XTR V brakes work insainly well/ significantly better than cantilever brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,402
Posted By headwind15

You should have bought the $15,000 model to get...

You should have bought the $15,000 model to get out of the cheap bike range.
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By headwind15

I think that you should worry about loosing...

I think that you should worry about loosing weight around your waist first. Seriously.
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By headwind15

Funny, I did not mention that I am using 30 year...

Funny, I did not mention that I am using 30 year old Deore thummies too. (LOL).
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By headwind15

Hi, I have (road) bikes set up both ways. ...

Hi, I have (road) bikes set up both ways. Because I had thumb surgery about three months ago, I cannot pivot my left STI lever on my drop bar road bike. My favorite (ok, I actually have quite a...
08-22-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By headwind15

Oh, I forgot to put in the post that it is an...

Oh, I forgot to put in the post that it is an English threaded bottom bracket, so I know it's reverse threaded.
08-22-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By headwind15

Tight bottom bracket

Hi, I am an ex bike store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years, but I am trying to remove a square tapered/ splined bottom bracket. Right side/ fixed cup side as you stand over it (I have done this...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By headwind15

I have been using a cap called a "juniper" I...

I have been using a cap called a "juniper" I tried googling it, but alas I was unable to find mine. I recommend a hat with a bill, but one that has some sort of side flaps. I would be nice if the...
08-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By headwind15

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12...

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years, I find the term "a different rear sprocket to move the gears more correctly" disturbing. The mechanic is making up this terminology up. ...
08-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By headwind15

Before anyone could answer your question, you...

Before anyone could answer your question, you would have to measure the ft. axle to fork crown distance. If you replace the fork with a different height fork, it is going to affect the steering, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By headwind15

How about upgrading the motor!!!

How about upgrading the motor!!!
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By headwind15

Touring the coast

Think that I did this the wrong way.
In July 1985, I hitchhiked (basically) from San Francisco to San Diego and then toured back. 1st self sufficient tour!
08-11-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By headwind15

Oh, I was not saying you should buy a Giant or...

Oh, I was not saying you should buy a Giant or what size or anything. (you never gave your height). I was just trying to give a visual on the frame size/ seat post extension on the Giant to give...
08-11-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By headwind15

There are only two sizes for a hollotech The size...

There are only two sizes for a hollotech The size 109.5, I believe for two chain rings and the 118, for the triple. To be sure there is nothing wrong with googling it as to coordinating with the...
08-11-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By headwind15

Small road bike

Hi, An older Motobecane like yours may have a shallow seat tube angle, so you may find it useful/ nice to use a zero offset type of seat post, where the seat rails are not set back 3/4" (like on a...
08-10-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,037
Posted By headwind15

As A Bike Shop owner for over 12 years mechanic...

As A Bike Shop owner for over 12 years mechanic for many more. I can tell with certainty that the (fixed /right) cup is 100% reverse threaded, period. If you are just greasing it up there is no...
08-10-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By headwind15

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/790x508/compact_frame1_88fb20ef7f93ec4a94692e4ca15bba7aefbc87a0.jpg

Compact frame design, but could have a higher rise stem if you want (so...
08-10-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By headwind15

Since no one else has said it, I will; DUDE THAT...

Since no one else has said it, I will; DUDE THAT FRAME IS WAY TOO BIG. I used to own bike shops for over 12 years an have sold hundreds of road bikes. Your frame is what is called a compact...
08-10-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By headwind15

I have been road cycling for over 40 yrs, I was a...

I have been road cycling for over 40 yrs, I was a shop owner for over 12, a frame builder since 2000 and am 5'-6" tall (or short). The thing is that people used to ride bigger bikes. I recommend...
08-05-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By headwind15

My diet plan was going nowhere until I changed...

My diet plan was going nowhere until I changed out a few things. I dropped processed food pretty much, sticking with more of a banana, apple and orange diet during the day.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,666
Posted By headwind15

Unfortunately (I am assuming that you are looking...

Unfortunately (I am assuming that you are looking to have lower/ easier gearing) with the 110 bcd bolt pattern, 34 is the smallest chain ring that will fit. If the (right) crank arm is drilled/ has...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
08-01-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By headwind15

I have a friend who recently has had this same...

I have a friend who recently has had this same problem. Since I am a frame builder/machinest, I am going to take a fender washer and weld an extension/ with a hook edge that will curve around the...
07-29-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By headwind15

This is just my opinion. I do not think that...

This is just my opinion. I do not think that your frame size has anything to do with neck issues(s). My opinion is that it's your A) posture Your head looks like it might be craning forward a bit....
07-29-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,507
Posted By headwind15

You could go as narrow as 1.25"

You could go as narrow as 1.25"
07-29-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By headwind15

Most of the time it is more about the motor being...

Most of the time it is more about the motor being able to keep up with others rather than what the bike brings to the table. Now if you take a "heavy" lower end womens step thru frame and want to...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,809
Posted By headwind15

All really good information by MSN. I owned and...

All really good information by MSN. I owned and did all of the mechanicing in my bicycle stores in San Diego for over twelve years. You will also need an 8 mm allen key to remove the main crank...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,809
Posted By headwind15

I disagree with the need to grease all of the...

I disagree with the need to grease all of the bearings. Looks like it sports Shimano lx hubs, those are insanely sealed. The bottom bracket is of the cartridge type, and is sealed. Headset...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,809
Posted By headwind15

Stretched out chain/ worn out rear cassette. ...

Stretched out chain/ worn out rear cassette. Loose spokes. I see that the bike came from Landis Cyclery in Phoenix, are you down there? Will you be touring on it? I live nearby and am heading...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By headwind15

All you need; A long cage rear derailleur and a...

All you need; A long cage rear derailleur and a cassette that goes up to 34 teeth and some 9 speed shift pods. Do not get complete brake lever/shifters (for v brakes) unless they are pre 1996/...
07-16-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By headwind15

Use a level, make sure that your seat is not...

Use a level, make sure that your seat is not pointed down. A down tilted seat is a hand killer.
07-16-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By headwind15

Try larger diameter rotors and space the brakes...

Try larger diameter rotors and space the brakes out to accommodate the larger rotors.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By headwind15

I see a lot of good ideas from other posters here...

I see a lot of good ideas from other posters here but two things missing... A) Start earlier, I am out in Arizona, so I am familiar with heat issues, I try to get out at 5am. B. Besides drinking...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By headwind15

I feel extremely lucky to have found the tourist....

I feel extremely lucky to have found the tourist. (especially in the small size). the small size has been discontinued. Since I build frames, typically build them with a 71 head angle. At first,...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By headwind15

Hi, I am a frame builder / geometry knowledgeable...

Hi, I am a frame builder / geometry knowledgeable sort of fellow. I would recommend staying away from those technicalities. I recommend that you focus on A) preferred reach I.E. the distance from...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By headwind15

Hi, Yes the stem rise that I referred to is the...

Hi, Yes the stem rise that I referred to is the angle . I would recommend that you measure (on your road bike) Because, it sounds like you like the reach on that bike. The distance from the...
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