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02-27-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 336
Posted By TiHabanero

The purpose of suggesting 13 speed Campagnolo is...

The purpose of suggesting 13 speed Campagnolo is the most up to date drive train is that only a few years ago no one even considered 13 speed are needed, and before that 12 speed, before that 11...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By TiHabanero

Carter was not made to be president. He...

Carter was not made to be president. He understands that, but also understands God gave him the presidency to positively affect some people's lives after he was president. If all of us can take on an...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By TiHabanero

We use my mother's Kitchenaid mixer circa...

We use my mother's Kitchenaid mixer circa 1970ish. The same mixer is still made today in nearly the same configuration. Thing is a workhorse and still going strong. Used every week to make bread and...
02-26-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 336
Posted By TiHabanero

FYI, 12 speed has been out for quite some time...

FYI, 12 speed has been out for quite some time now and is already outdated. 13 speed from Campagnolo is available and is the most up to date drive train.
02-25-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the racing days we called this the wheel...

Back in the racing days we called this the wheel pit blues. Someone grabs a wheel, puts it on your bike, but unknown to you or your helper the wheel is not the one with your name on it and...
02-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By TiHabanero

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and...

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and fairly resistant to damage. The steel mounting nut has likely corroded to the threaded brake stud. Penetrating fluid slopped all over the place might...
02-25-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By TiHabanero

bmcer stated that he is using the exact same...

bmcer stated that he is using the exact same cassette on other wheels and when he puts those other wheels on the bike, it shifts just fine, meaning that the di2 is calibrated to the cassette on the...
02-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By TiHabanero

Although Novatech is middle of the road stuff at...

Although Novatech is middle of the road stuff at best, I have yet to see the hub spacing so far off on any rear hub spacing and cassette combo that a der will not travel the full width of the...
02-24-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By TiHabanero

I will answer two for you so that others may chim...

I will answer two for you so that others may chim in with the rest.

You will need the BB30 with bearings.
Ultegra 8000 is standard rim brake mount that has been around 100 years, 8010 is direct...
02-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 926
Posted By TiHabanero

I have and have had many seat posts over the...

I have and have had many seat posts over the years. Infinitely adjustable posts are my preference as I can get saddle tilt exactly perfect. Currently have two of the Nitto single bolt posts and they...
02-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice condition, premium price. Now go ride the...

Nice condition, premium price. Now go ride the wheels off it.
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,000
Posted By TiHabanero

Using just a compass for navigation

A young Davy Crocket fan from next door asked me if I could cross the country (USA) with just a compass and my bike. I said sure, it is possible. Then I got to thinking and am now wondering just how...
02-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By TiHabanero

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail...

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail level for close to 40 years, you have the dreaded rider syndrome and money is burning a hole in your pocket. Similar things happen to golfers and...
02-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By TiHabanero

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had...

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had the pleasure of experimenting with BB drop over the years. For obvious reasons concerning pedal strike a crit bike requires less BB drop than a touring...
02-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 968
Posted By TiHabanero

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that...

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that it is my favorite form of racing. I have ridden outdoor tracks with low banking and it was not intimidating at all. It takes real nerve to ride up a 50...
02-20-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By TiHabanero

I have succumbed to the fact over 50 requires a...

I have succumbed to the fact over 50 requires a lot more preventative maintenance than the years before. Doc was concerned I had prostate issues after a spike in PSA last year. Went to see Doctor...
02-20-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,129
Posted By TiHabanero

This is not a Campy vs. anything thread, it is a...

This is not a Campy vs. anything thread, it is a sigh of relief working on something outside of utilitarian bike components thread. I love the positive feel of Campy shifters much as I love the feel...
02-20-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By TiHabanero

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you...

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you will fit in that frame.
02-20-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By TiHabanero

Not sure if the tool slip during install or just...

Not sure if the tool slip during install or just seriously high torque applied and alloy deformed. Apply touch up paint to the shell as it will happen again the next time around anyway. Better yet,...
02-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,129
Posted By TiHabanero

Thank you for riding Campagnolo

Had the pleasure of working on two bikes today running Campagnolo equipment. One was an older 10 speed, the other a 5 year old 11 speed. Very refreshing after working on bike after bike with Ultegra,...
02-19-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By TiHabanero

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata...

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata with splined tubing, the gold head tube and long point lugs are my favorite gen race bikes from Miyata. My buddy raced a 60cm Pro Miyata circa 1983...
02-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,198
Posted By TiHabanero

Honest opinion piece on disc brakes

Just read The Russian Crank opinion piece about Chris Froome's comment on disc brakes and how they are becoming mandatory. Below is quoted from the piece and really does sum things up with complete...
02-14-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By TiHabanero

Opinions are like heads, everyone has one. My...

Opinions are like heads, everyone has one. My opinion stems from a bike mechanic point of view. These are my opinions.

As a Cdale fan I am immediately drawn to the SuperSix EVO. It is a wonderful...
02-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a shop and we have a policy about...

I work in a shop and we have a policy about qualifying frame damage. There is no way to assure the owner the frame has not sustained damage that is hidden. My personal experience with carbon has...
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 615
Posted By TiHabanero

As a music lover and former guitar player (hands...

As a music lover and former guitar player (hands don't work so well anymore, but I am fumbling my way through the harmonica!) I must ask the one question that many other musician friends of mine ask...
02-11-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Posted By TiHabanero

You will need more than an hour in a shop to...

You will need more than an hour in a shop to determine saddle angle. Have the shop show you how to adjust the angle so you can do it yourself and then spend the time to tweak the angle over a bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By TiHabanero

I do believe the Swat Box requires use of the...

I do believe the Swat Box requires use of the Specialized tire levers. Can't have Pedros or others in there as they don't fit. In a seat pack I can put a cell phone, two tubes, Pedros tire levers,...
02-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By TiHabanero

It sure is a weird virus. My whole family got it...

It sure is a weird virus. My whole family got it on the same day before Christmas. 87 yr old granny, 58 yr old wife 20 something kids, and me, the 61 yr old man. The kids and I thought nothing of it....
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By TiHabanero

I know the carbon shells it is a slip fit with...

I know the carbon shells it is a slip fit with Locktite applied, however with metal shell it seems a press fit is the way to do it. I ask because a friend spent a wad of money on a custom ti frame...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By TiHabanero

Press fit BB question

When installing bearings in a PF30 BB shell what should the tolerance be, ie, press fit that requires a bearing press tool, slip fit where the bearings simply slide into the shell, or something in...
02-07-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,553
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the perfect bike for your needs....

I have the perfect bike for your needs. Unfortunately I am in the USA, not Canada. The frameset is a 1985 60cm Razessa SL with Shimano 9 speed on it. Has a triple FSA crank and currently runs 25mm...
02-06-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

Interestingly the Shimano kit we have is the same...

Interestingly the Shimano kit we have is the same age as the Sram one, but it works without any trouble. Of course service work on Shimano hydro brakes is a fraction of what we see on the Sram hydro...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,613
Posted By TiHabanero

Bowman out of England makes a great alum race...

Bowman out of England makes a great alum race frame. My son has one and it has been fantastic. Not expensive, looks great and performs well. Added bonus is that it doesn't have one of the big 4 names...
02-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

Quality syringes needed for brake bleed

Been having a tough time getting a pair of Sram Force brakes to bleed correctly with good lever feel. Was using syringes that were from Sram, but about 8 years old and were an old model no longer...
02-05-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By TiHabanero

It is doubtful you will notice a performance...

It is doubtful you will notice a performance difference between an Sworks frame or the Roubaix frame you currently ride. The wheel upgrade will show up right away, almost immediately, but losing 8oz...
02-03-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately disc brakes simply require more...

Unfortunately disc brakes simply require more maintenance than standard rim brakes. No getting around this.
01-31-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TiHabanero

I know the area around the existing opening is...

I know the area around the existing opening is reinforced from the factory. Of course Specialized did not agree with doing the mod as they have a liability position, however the frame is second hand...
01-30-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By TiHabanero

Modify Di2 frame for cable shifting

I have need to modify a carbon frame made with internally routed hydro brakes and Di2 wires to accept a cable operated rear derailleur. Where the rear brake hose enters the down tube there is a slot...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By TiHabanero

The Synapse is the best of the bike bike brand...

The Synapse is the best of the bike bike brand endurance road bikes. I got one for my daughter because I was so impressed with the fit and ride. That is saying something as I work in a Specialized...
01-24-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,500
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice score on the bike. You will find yourself...

Nice score on the bike. You will find yourself riding it more than planned! They are a ton of fun, especially on the flat sections as the speed is easily obtained. At some point in time, perhaps when...
01-23-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By TiHabanero

Found this to be interesting and did not figure...

Found this to be interesting and did not figure the seat tube flexing as demonstrated. Something to think about when designing a frame.
01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By TiHabanero

The ST1000 is one of the best touring bikes from...

The ST1000 is one of the best touring bikes from that era. Great bike! Good call on the 24t. I just changed to a 24t on my touring rig and it is just the right low gear climbs in my neck of the...
01-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

I have yet to encounter one of these screws that...

I have yet to encounter one of these screws that has come loose. The clip is there to prevent total back-out of the screw should it come loose. I have come across the screws set too tight and snap...
01-17-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By TiHabanero

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.
Forum: Foo
01-17-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,911
Posted By TiHabanero

Deadlifts, full depth, hurt my knees. Trap bar...

Deadlifts, full depth, hurt my knees. Trap bar better, but can't get to full depth. If I had room for a full gym with a rack, plates and dumbells I'd do it without question. For now I go to the gym a...
Forum: Foo
01-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,670
Posted By TiHabanero

At the shop each tool hook is labeled with the...

At the shop each tool hook is labeled with the name of the tool that belongs there. We only hire people that can at least read at the most basic 3rd grade level and expect them to be able to read the...
01-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By TiHabanero

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake...

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake grease. Works great and is 7 bucks for a 1 pound tub. Has an unusual non-grease scent as well. Color is somewhat clear. We use it in the shop because...
01-17-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By TiHabanero

Coupler with red locktite on the threads. Sounds...

Coupler with red locktite on the threads. Sounds like you are using a freewheel type hub where the gears thread on to the hub. Replace the hub (or whole wheel) with a hub using a cassette instead of...
01-16-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By TiHabanero

A builder in Grand Rapids, Michigan named Randy...

A builder in Grand Rapids, Michigan named Randy Smolinski did seat post binder bolts in the same way. Seat lug was finished off in a very similar fashion. Of course all his frames were custom so not...
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