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09-26-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By TiHabanero

If not mistaken, the purpose of importing...

If not mistaken, the purpose of importing unpainted frames to the US and then painting them in country then assembling them is to label the frame as made in USA. Is this off-base?
09-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 619
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year I found a 100 Yuan bill on the side of...

Last year I found a 100 Yuan bill on the side of the road. Worth 25 USD at the time. Not too shabby for a 3 mile commute to the doc's office.
09-20-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By TiHabanero

Reliability is number one in my book. Owned and...

Reliability is number one in my book. Owned and operated all of them and hands down Toyota and Volvo 240 are the best I have had experience with. Mini's are fun as heck to drive, but will empty your...
09-19-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By TiHabanero

100bikes is correct. If just routing cable...

100bikes is correct. If just routing cable housing through a guide tunnel, no issues there as there is no stress on a guide, however if using as a cable housing stop where the cable housing butts up...
09-19-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,082
Posted By TiHabanero

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell...

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell was way ahead of the curve 30 years ago, and just because they don't have carbon or alum frames and forks they are considered old looking and garage...
09-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By TiHabanero

TT bikes in the tour make no sense

Noticing the TT bikes the guys are using in the tour and I realized that almost all of them are using risers to get their body into a comfortable position when in the aero bars. Seems to me that they...
09-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,823
Posted By TiHabanero

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end...

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end motorcycle or car! Hot dam, the bicycle is a deal in comparison!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By TiHabanero

My daily rider has no chain stay bridge as well...

My daily rider has no chain stay bridge as well as the frame I built this past winter. They're good for mounting fenders, but not much else. This last frame had the web between the CS sockets, and I...
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,046
Posted By TiHabanero

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop,...

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop, and is used several times a day. Found that 10 speed is sensitive and 11 speed is very sensitive to hanger alignment. If one is able to align by sight...
09-12-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,137
Posted By TiHabanero

Oops, apologies for the bold type in my previous...

Oops, apologies for the bold type in my previous post. Just happened kinda thing, but being bold is OK, isn't it?
09-09-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,137
Posted By TiHabanero

mstateglfr...

mstateglfr (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mstateglfr-385973.html), I am simply attempting to provide an example of a seemingly intact carbon bar that was visually inspected was not intact, it...
09-08-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By TiHabanero

JohnDThompson...

JohnDThompson (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/johndthompson-20548.html), that is a weird one.
09-08-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By TiHabanero

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon...

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon frame. Why is it necessary? What will be gained? Is the extra cost justified? I have owned two carbon framed bikes because they were a want and not a need....
09-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,137
Posted By TiHabanero

In 2010 a customer had purchased Easton carbon...

In 2010 a customer had purchased Easton carbon bars, I think they were EC90 or something. Rode them for a year, crashed, and rode them for another 6 months before they cracked and he cracked his...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By TiHabanero

Nicely done. First thought was you left off the...

Nicely done. First thought was you left off the lugi, but I was mistaken. Good report and happy to see something other than a Trek or Specialized reviewed.
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, have the VO post mounted to a seat tube...

I, too, have the VO post mounted to a seat tube that is 71 degrees and the saddle sits flat. Position is in middle of the rails, but if I move it to the most forward part of the rails it does point...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By TiHabanero

When my buddy and I started touring in the 70's...

When my buddy and I started touring in the 70's the guy at the LBS wisely told us to limit riding to 60 miles a day max, and to try to stay in the 40-50 miles per day range. It makes for a much more...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By TiHabanero

rhm, how do you reproduce the logos in the...

rhm, how do you reproduce the logos in the leather with such detail and accuracy?
09-05-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,107
Posted By TiHabanero

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very...

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very glad I did as the thing keeps on going and going and going. Hit it with the car in the garage and replaced the rear triangle which then allowed me to...
09-05-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By TiHabanero

Last time I was in Tahoe was 1982. Chopping wood...

Last time I was in Tahoe was 1982. Chopping wood at my bosses cabin. Really liked it out there as it reminded me of the UP of Michigan. Beautiful.
09-05-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By TiHabanero

Get used to it as online commerce continues to...

Get used to it as online commerce continues to displace bike shops.
09-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By TiHabanero

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously...

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously solid, and beautiful from every angle. You lucky dog, you!
09-03-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,107
Posted By TiHabanero

Be like everyone else and get an off the shelf...

Be like everyone else and get an off the shelf bike made to fit the masses. Not for me. Go with a custom frame and quality components and you will have a bike made for you to fit you properly and not...
09-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By TiHabanero

I can just about guarantee the current future...

I can just about guarantee the current future shock on Specialized bikes will be non existent with no parts available 10 years from now. They have done this multiple times before. If one plans on...
09-02-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By TiHabanero

Agreed, replace the wheel with one already laced...

Agreed, replace the wheel with one already laced up with a Shimano or DT Swiss hub.
09-02-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By TiHabanero

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a...

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a threaded rod, nuts and big washers. At the shop I am interested in speed, how quickly the job gets done with accuracy and minimal fuss, not so at home....
09-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By TiHabanero

If you find something that works into the 30 and...

If you find something that works into the 30 and 40 degree area, please let us know! I am unable to ride in temps lower than 50 degrees regardless of the leg protection I have on.
08-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By TiHabanero

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was...

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was labeled as Opaque Red. Used it for touring, and it was very good for touring. Tried racing it, but the bike was not up to the job. Makes a really...
08-30-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By TiHabanero

Vespasianus...

Vespasianus (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/vespasianus-501851.html), there is no way to route the line through the frame without the method you described, the issue is getting the rubber hose...
08-30-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By TiHabanero

Quality of frame is not in dispute, although this...

Quality of frame is not in dispute, although this frame is replacing a defective one. but internal routing of brake line is. I am sure there is a better way to do it and they know it, but as someone...
08-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By TiHabanero

I found out just how forgiving the Shimano hydro...

I found out just how forgiving the Shimano hydro hose is. The access hole in the BB shell is about 1.5 x .75 inch in size. Had to fold the line back on itself with the foam sleeve on it to get it...
08-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By TiHabanero

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My...

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My friend's carbon steerer tube just snapped of a few days ago. Wasn't hurt, but it was a hellava shock. Couldn't figure out why is cracked off because...
08-27-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year I ran 11 speed Record shifters and...

Last year I ran 11 speed Record shifters and Chorus der with a Superbe 8 speed crank and it worked flawlessly. Has to be something with how far or fast the der is moving the chain inward when going...
08-27-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By TiHabanero

Routing hydro brake line inside Roubaix frame

Working on routing rear brake line inside 2019 Specialized Roubaix frame. The frame has a BB sleeve bonded into it and the line runs on top of the sleeve and into the non drive side chain stay. There...
08-25-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By TiHabanero

Conversely, I never seat the things with sealant...

Conversely, I never seat the things with sealant installed. Seat the tire dry. It will hold air for an hour or two, sometimes more. Inject sealant after tire is seated, it just makes sense to avoid a...
08-25-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 947
Posted By TiHabanero

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a...

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a click and creak every downstroke of the pedals. After some investigation it turned out the screw that holds the der hanger to the frame was loose....
08-25-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By TiHabanero

I just want the saddle. Best daggum saddle ever...

I just want the saddle. Best daggum saddle ever made. Of course, I will take the whole thing if I have to.
08-22-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 891
Posted By TiHabanero

Traveling with DSLR and I don't like taking hands...

Traveling with DSLR and I don't like taking hands off bars and looking away from the road either. Thought about go pro or something, but I figure the experience is what I am riding for so will just...
08-22-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By TiHabanero

You love the frame and fork, why not do it? Last...

You love the frame and fork, why not do it? Last year I put Campy 11 speed on my good ol' steel steed. Yep, could have purchased a new bike with Shimano tiagra and fancy frame, but that ol' frame and...
08-22-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 891
Posted By TiHabanero

Plan to ride and photograph not working

Had great plans to capture the extraordinary sights and things I come across on my rides, but find myself unwilling to stop and "capture" the sight. I like the rhythm of riding and being in the...
08-22-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,721
Posted By TiHabanero

My hands never leave the bars, habit crossed over...

My hands never leave the bars, habit crossed over from riding motorcycles. Guess I'm not a bike bro.
08-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,811
Posted By TiHabanero

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a...

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a few select manufacturers, components from a few select manufacturers, and then the two are put together with a name on the down tube. Many people do...
08-17-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately the only way to figure this thing...

Unfortunately the only way to figure this thing out is to try, try, try again. Had another wrench tell me he was unable to explain it over the phone, but told me to stop thinking about the new design...
08-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By TiHabanero

P T Barnum said it best, "There is a sucker born...

P T Barnum said it best, "There is a sucker born every day."
08-15-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By TiHabanero

How many different ways can basic roadside tools...

How many different ways can basic roadside tools be repackaged and sold at a silly price? Now we know the answer. +1
08-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,718
Posted By TiHabanero

Buy local and forget about it.

Buy local and forget about it.
08-11-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By TiHabanero

You are discovering the beauty of a real steel...

You are discovering the beauty of a real steel steed race bred Italian machine. Nothing else rides the same.
08-11-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By TiHabanero

Last week while servicing a Sram brake caliper...

Last week while servicing a Sram brake caliper when attempting to remove the pad retaining or "safety" bolt the head broke off. Come to find out another mechanic had this happen as well. Looks like...
08-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,936
Posted By TiHabanero

Not sure I understand the term "old school" when...

Not sure I understand the term "old school" when addressing your setup. Looks very similar to the gym I go to, well, used to go to, and hope to again when it opens.

Unfortunately the weights I use...
08-08-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep, the "shock" is dead. Replacement needed....

Yep, the "shock" is dead. Replacement needed. Done a few already.
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