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10-12-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? Shimano...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

Shimano sells components in so many different group levels that I can't keep track of them anymore. The truth is that even the cheapest Tourney line components...
10-11-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Retro Grouch

Theoretically there should be no problem at all. ...

Theoretically there should be no problem at all.

Unfortunately, we don't live in a theoretical world. If it was my bike Id do whatever was necessary from the inception to shim the cassette so...
10-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's the part where I think there is confusion....

That's the part where I think there is confusion. OP asked "is the site accurate?" Math is math so I assumed he must have been asking about something else.
10-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Retro Grouch

What do the front chainrings look like? Many...

What do the front chainrings look like? Many single speeds have big thick chainrings and require a wider chain.
10-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Retro Grouch

With a 1x drivetrain the size of the chainring...

With a 1x drivetrain the size of the chainring does not affect chain wrap requirements. It's all about your cassette.

An 11/36 cassette only needs 25 teeth of chain wrap. Most any derailleur...
10-08-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Retro Grouch

There are some totally silent Shimano rear hubs. ...

There are some totally silent Shimano rear hubs. Their major market is police bicycles. All the ones that I've seen have 7-speed cassettes.
10-07-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Posted By Retro Grouch

Okay. You've had about 10 guys respond with...

Okay. You've had about 10 guys respond with their best guess on this unusual issue. If and when you figure it out, please post back with what was actually wrong.
10-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 927
Posted By Retro Grouch

Look at the front wheel design on tadpole...

Look at the front wheel design on tadpole recumbent trikes.

Bicycle wheels are designed to be supported on both sides. There are lateral forces while cornering to be considered too.
10-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Retro Grouch

Isn't that what I said? I think that's the point...

Isn't that what I said? I think that's the point cyccommute was trying to say too. There's more to speed it than just final gear ratio.
10-06-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think the part a lot of people have trouble...

I think the part a lot of people have trouble understanding is how rider strength and power enter into the equation.

I don't know how many times I've seen somebody post you'll go faster with a...
10-04-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Retro Grouch

I don't see the "F" word anywhere in your list. ...

I don't see the "F" word anywhere in your list. "Fun".
"Return on investment or market share." "Increase in customer satisfaction". Haven't you ever done something just for the hell of it?
10-01-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Retro Grouch

Aha! So you're trying to sneak in a little...

Aha! So you're trying to sneak in a little early?

You're not the first. Truth be known the majority of those 40 something riders are secretly trying to join our ranks - they just don't like to...
10-01-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Retro Grouch

The nice thing about achieving your lower hill...

The nice thing about achieving your lower hill climb gear with a smaller granny is that it retains your closer shifting ratios in the middle gears. You spend most of your ride time in those gear...
09-30-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,624
Posted By Retro Grouch

You might want to price out the cost of all the...

You might want to price out the cost of all the materials that everybody has mentioned. Unless the bike that you are working on has sentimental value it's usually more cost effective to look for a...
09-30-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Retro Grouch

If you can do that, that's what I would do...

If you can do that, that's what I would do because it's usually the easiest and cheapest but, if you don't have the tool, you might need to have a shop pull the crank for you.

Downsides:
1. I...
09-30-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By Retro Grouch

The trick with spray painting a bicycle is there...

The trick with spray painting a bicycle is there are all kinds of awkward corners, like between the chain stays and inside the main triangle. Also, round tubes actually have 4 sides so you have to...
09-30-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By Retro Grouch

9-speed is easy. Shimano road and mountain...

9-speed is easy. Shimano road and mountain groups have the same cog spacing and cable pull. Any 9-speed Shimano Rapid Rise rear derailleur should be a direct bolt up. No need to worry about chain...
09-30-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,317
Posted By Retro Grouch

The real benefit to skinny tires comes at higher...

The real benefit to skinny tires comes at higher speeds because they have less frontal area.
09-27-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By Retro Grouch

I was thinking just the opposite. How much...

I was thinking just the opposite.

How much money does the OP have wrapped up in this bike now? That's the most he can lose on this deal until he tries to fix it.
09-27-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Retro Grouch

I was thinking just the opposite. Unless the...

I was thinking just the opposite. Unless the tread is really open it tends to just fill in with mud so you have a slick anyway. Other than on pretty technical rocky trails I find it pretty easy to...
09-27-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By Retro Grouch

Are you sure it's the right size? There are 2...

Are you sure it's the right size? There are 2 sizes that are currently common and using the wrong one is going to create new problems.
09-27-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Retro Grouch

Bikes come in sizes, just like shoes. An...

Bikes come in sizes, just like shoes. An "upgrade" that's the wrong size isn't an upgrade. How you fit on the bike affects your comfort efficiency and performance every single minute you are riding...
09-27-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Retro Grouch

I've never done anything in my life that I didn't...

I've never done anything in my life that I didn't think I could do faster, easier and better the second time. Repairing a puncture in an IGH equipped bike certainly fits. I think the first time...
09-25-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's not much difference in width so I doubt...

That's not much difference in width so I doubt you'll feel that. Slick vs. all terrain tread will probably make a more noticeable difference.
09-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By Retro Grouch

Try backing off the high limit screw about 1/8 to...

Try backing off the high limit screw about 1/8 to 1/4 turn. If the limit screw is too tight it will precent the shifter from reaching it's detent and it won't hold the shifter in the high gear...
09-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Retro Grouch

Check out where the shift cable attaches to the...

Check out where the shift cable attaches to the front derailleur. Do you see a little finger in the cable path? If so, the shift cable should go OVER that finger rather than under it. That changes...
Forum: Recumbent
09-22-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,577
Posted By Retro Grouch

Yeah, that's the "tinker with it" answer. You...

Yeah, that's the "tinker with it" answer. You chose the "ride it" answer.
09-22-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Retro Grouch

Everything on a bike works together. Anything...

Everything on a bike works together. Anything that you change usually affects something else.

There's tinkerers and there's riders:
If you're the kind of person who likes to tinker with your...
09-22-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,220
Posted By Retro Grouch

That's the nice thing about the internet. You...

That's the nice thing about the internet. You can interact with other people without having to put up with other people's actions.
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,577
Posted By Retro Grouch

"If it moves, and it's not supposed to, wrap it...

"If it moves, and it's not supposed to, wrap it with duck tape."?
09-21-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By Retro Grouch

You might have better luck starting at the valve...

You might have better luck starting at the valve stem for removal. The inner tube is a little thicker where the valve stem is attached. That keeps that part from settling quite as far into the low...
09-20-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By Retro Grouch

If you aren't happy with the way that it is for...

If you aren't happy with the way that it is for any reason what do you think that you have to lose by lowering it a bit? You can always raise it back if you decide you don't like it.
09-19-19, 02:47 PM
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By Retro Grouch

I disagree strongly. How many trikes have you...

I disagree strongly. How many trikes have you seen that don't already have an 11 tooth small cassette cog? Different chainring sizes are much easier to source.
09-14-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By Retro Grouch

I was thinking maybe electrodes implanted in...

I was thinking maybe electrodes implanted in strategic places in your helmet to record pleasurable thought activity. Maybe the saddle?
09-14-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By Retro Grouch

Where did that come from? There are a LOT of...

Where did that come from? There are a LOT of school bus drivers. Show me 100 of anything, including bicycle riders, and I'm going to like some better than others. To paint an entire class of...
09-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,753
Posted By Retro Grouch

Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!
09-03-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think the same happens when I use a computer...

I think the same happens when I use a computer vs. estimating how far and fast I rode.
09-03-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,087
Posted By Retro Grouch

Everything on a bicycle works together. You can...

Everything on a bicycle works together. You can never replace just one part without it affecting something else. Now think about what you just posted.

You want to take a bicycle that was...
09-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Retro Grouch

Wheel building stands may have a number of nice...

Wheel building stands may have a number of nice to have features. The only thing it really does, however, is provide a stable place to measure from.
09-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Retro Grouch

You're kidding, right?

You're kidding, right?
09-02-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By Retro Grouch

New bike computer

Bike computers exist to tell you how fast and far you have ridden, what your cadence is, how much power you've produced and how many calories you've burned. I think they'll even tell when you are at...
Forum: Recumbent
08-31-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By Retro Grouch

You have a point but you aren't the person who...

You have a point but you aren't the person who asked the question. My answer was intended to be a relatively simple and do-able solution to the OP's question not as a do-all for every possible...
08-31-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,092
Posted By Retro Grouch

A few years back somebody turned me onto to cross...

A few years back somebody turned me onto to cross country ski clothing. I found some ski pants that are warmer than any of the bike tights that I've found, they are reasonably snug at the ankles so...
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By Retro Grouch

There's a lot of difference between a 42 and a 52...

There's a lot of difference between a 42 and a 52 big front sprocket. That's what I would do.
08-30-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,110
Posted By Retro Grouch

I just finished that process myself. Last winter...

I just finished that process myself. Last winter I donated a load of bikes, parts and tools to the local co-op. I've got another smaller box ready to go again. Cut down to just the two Catrikes...
08-30-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Retro Grouch

I don't know if this applies to your problem or...

I don't know if this applies to your problem or not but it's common enough to mention.

Many Shimano front derailleurs have a little finger where the shift cable attaches to the derailleur. While...
08-29-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By Retro Grouch

Fixed gear means no freewheel, no free hub, no...

Fixed gear means no freewheel, no free hub, no coasting.
08-29-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,564
Posted By Retro Grouch

The first response was the best one. After that...

The first response was the best one. After that it started getting confusing. If you need a claw derailleur (which I strongly suspect) just get a tourney with a claw and be done with it.
...
08-29-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Retro Grouch

My bet is it's the rim strip. If you are using...

My bet is it's the rim strip. If you are using those plastic things rather than rim tape, I'd double my bet.

It only takes the tiniest little arc of unprotected spoke hole. Ultralight inner...
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