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10-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By well biked

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install...

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install resin pads. They tend to be quieter, and IME, provide a little better brake performance. The downside is that they wear faster, but with those brakes...
10-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,260
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your...

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your Giant ATX 3, it uses a very inexpensive chain ("8 speed chain").

Whatever you do regarding chain lube/chain cleaning, just remember the chain itself...
10-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By well biked

Is it a Schwinn Caliente?

Is it a Schwinn Caliente?
09-30-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By well biked

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there...

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there was an XTR RR introduced in the late '90's, and it was a problematic derailleur. A fair number of riders bought in to the concept, but it was a very...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By well biked

+1

+1
09-21-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By well biked

I suggest replacing the wheel. It's a known...

I suggest replacing the wheel. It's a known problem with older Mavic freehubs. At our shop, we have had reported cases of the freehub not freewheeling at higher speeds when this squeal occurs, which...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By well biked

There are very stiff carbon-soled road shoes and...

There are very stiff carbon-soled road shoes and very stiff carbon-soled mtb shoes. I've used both and I certainly can't tell that one is more efficient at transferring my power to the bike. The...
09-11-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By well biked

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your...

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your Grand Prix, don't agonize over the small stuff and don't expect that any two bikes, even the same model, are going to measure out to exactly the same...
08-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By well biked

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name...

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name was more associated with the tubular version IME, but there was a clincher version of the Reflex also, that later became the Open Pro. We sold...
08-31-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By well biked

Absolutely not intentional, these flaws...

Absolutely not intentional, these flaws effectively made the rims out of round, and would have been very noticeable when braking.
08-31-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By well biked

Sorry to hear about the defect in the OP C's. I...

Sorry to hear about the defect in the OP C's. I just built a wheelset using the recently renamed "Open Pro T" rims, a very close cousin of the C's (the T's are the tubular version), and found the...
08-30-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By well biked

I advise just springing for a new cassette. But...

I advise just springing for a new cassette. But as to the question of a U.S. Campy parts dealer, Branford Bike comes to my mind as a very authoritative source for most things Campy. I haven't talked...
08-24-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,108
Posted By well biked

Pedal. Pedals.

Pedal. Pedals.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,117
Posted By well biked

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from...

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from about 1983...I had that same bike in the same color. Very nice. And nice bell, too.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,265
Posted By well biked

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used...

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used them for years on a variety of bikes, and they are really good IME.
08-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By well biked

As long as you don't change the size of the...

As long as you don't change the size of the largest cog on your cassette and the largest chainring on your crankset during the life of the chain, here is a summary:

The chain should be sized by...
08-08-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By well biked

I suspect the same thing. The carbon black adds...

I suspect the same thing. The carbon black adds some UV protection, and I think that's the main reason the gumwall, tanwall type of sidewalls you see on old tires of that type are often badly...
08-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By well biked

What's rest of your drivetrain? Shifter(s) and...

What's rest of your drivetrain? Shifter(s) and crankset specifically.
08-04-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,878
Posted By well biked

Regarding ruler material: We have two metal...

Regarding ruler material: We have two metal rulers in the bike shop we use for measuring chains. One is a steel ruler, the other a Park aluminum ruler (in blue). I like the aluminum one from Park,...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By well biked

That's a higher dose than I take. I started out...

That's a higher dose than I take. I started out at 175mcg soon after my surgeries to remove my thyroid, then a few months later the doctor reduced the daily dose to 150 mcg. I felt great at both...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,106
Posted By well biked

Teravail Sparwood, 29 x 2.2

Teravail Sparwood, 29 x 2.2
08-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By well biked

Ah, but here's even better chain maintenance...

Ah, but here's even better chain maintenance advice, also on Sheldon's site: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
08-01-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By well biked

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be...

Date of Manufacture of Bicycle Components can be used to date a bike: component dating (http://vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm) Check the date codes with the ones in the link. If they seem to...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By well biked

I was diagnosed with two different types of...

I was diagnosed with two different types of thryoid cancer seven-plus years ago, had my entire thyroid removed, and had radioactive iodine treatment after the surgeries. I'm extremely thankful that I...
07-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By well biked

I wonder if the c-to-c spacing between the...

I wonder if the c-to-c spacing between the chainrings on the 11sp crankset, when used with a 10 sp chain (if that's what you're doing) might be the problem. If so, when you get a bit cross chained...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By well biked

I recommend the Osprey brand. Look through their...

I recommend the Osprey brand. Look through their offerings and find the one that best fits your needs. I've used several brands of backpacks over the years; mountain biking, backpacking, commuting,...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Riddler in 700 x 45, they are...

Regarding the Riddler in 700 x 45, they are especially difficult to mount tubeless. We have set up hundreds, probably thousands, of tubeless tires at the shop, there was a rim combo with the Riddler...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By well biked

Gravel King SK should be available in 700 x 43,...

Gravel King SK should be available in 700 x 43, we have sold them in that size at my shop. Regarding the Sparwood, sorry, I meant to say Rampart, it's more the wide pavement tire from Teravail. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By well biked

Another good one is the Panaracer 700 x 43 Gravel...

Another good one is the Panaracer 700 x 43 Gravel King SK or SK+ (extra flat protection). Tubeless ready and a very low profile knobby tread pattern.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By well biked

I've become a huge fan of QBP's new gravel/mtb...

I've become a huge fan of QBP's new gravel/mtb tire brand, Teravail, I have used quite a few of the tire models on various bikes, all tubeless. For what you're describing, I recommend the Teravail...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,182
Posted By well biked

Admittedly, I was trying to be clever with that...

Admittedly, I was trying to be clever with that response. What I was trying to say was that, usually, when we think of someone being "into" something, whatever that something is, we're referring to...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,182
Posted By well biked

I think it's circular. They're great for people...

I think it's circular. They're great for people who are so into bikes that they're not really into bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,048
Posted By well biked

My commute is hilly, and is a challenge on a...

My commute is hilly, and is a challenge on a singlespeed. But I do go through phases when I like that challenge, and I will usually go through a period of a week or two at a time riding my...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,371
Posted By well biked

:thumb: Yeah, that was me who posted that. ...

:thumb:

Yeah, that was me who posted that. I did end up deleting the post, this thread is turning into a long one with much "debate" and I really don't have the time or energy to dive into all...
06-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By well biked

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from...

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from SRAM. SRAM's trademarked name for chain-retaining chainrings is "X-Sync," I don't think the Hope rings use that terminology. It doesn't matter, a good...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,152
Posted By well biked

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list,...

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list, but I will point out that the latest version of the All-City Mr. Pink is dubbed the "classic" (they returned to the steel fork on this version), and it...
06-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By well biked

That's good info if the OP were talking about...

That's good info if the OP were talking about converting to singlespeed or an IGH, i.e. chainline is presumably very good and doesn't change. But the OP is not talking about that, his chainline will...
06-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By well biked

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're...

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're available in a wide variety of tooth counts and BCD's, and aren't all that expensive in the big picture when you are building up a drivetrain as it...
05-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By well biked

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is...

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is back when I used rim brakes on mountain bikes. Off road use wore the braking surface much faster than anything I ever did on road bikes, and there was a...
05-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
Posted By well biked

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for...

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for carrying in your tool kit. Reasonably small and light, works great, have carried the CT-5 for years on my bikes.
05-12-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By well biked

Scroll down to Section 5 of the...

Scroll down to Section 5 of the manual/instructions....the 10 Nm torque value is listed there, when servicing the bearing assembly.
04-21-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By well biked

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa...

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa Caffelatex sealant. Orange Seal would be my second choice for tubulars. I know many cx racers who swear by the awesomeness of Orange Seal in their Cx...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By well biked

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going...

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going to be about ice skating on the HIgh Alpine Lakes in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado....:D
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By well biked

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45...

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45 ("i" designates inside rim width on WTB rims, btw). A lot of the stock Surlys and Salsas have used i40's on plus tires (3" width) as stock equipment,...
02-17-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By well biked

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it...

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it in the correct direction to loosen it. Drive side pedal is right hand thread, so turn it to the left to loosen it. NDS pedal is left hand thread...
01-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By well biked

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. ...

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. Only works with Capreo cassette cogs, which are limited to about 26t largest cog size, I believe. Seems that the OP is looking for an extremely wide...
01-28-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By well biked

In your original post, you mentioned you want to...

In your original post, you mentioned you want to do this the most economical way. As I said in my earlier post, the XD driver standard is more common now that it's been out there for a few years,...
01-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By well biked

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years...

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years ago so that 1x mountain bikes could be used with a 10t cog on the high end of the gear range, which adds several gear inches to the highest gear. The...
01-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,717
Posted By well biked

+1 As far as I know, the left-left,...

+1

As far as I know, the left-left, right-right design for pedal threads was a Wright Bros idea (they were in the bicycle business along with being tinkerers with things that fly). I believe they...
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