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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By HarborBandS

<$10 option is to zip tie an air horn can to your...

<$10 option is to zip tie an air horn can to your handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,711
Posted By HarborBandS

I only like an integrated cockpit for bikes with...

I only like an integrated cockpit for bikes with wireless shifting and hydraulic brakes. No cable should have to make those twists and turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By HarborBandS

I might even say the Diverge would be ideal for...

I might even say the Diverge would be ideal for riding a century. The differences between endurance bikes and gravel bikes are often quite subtle, and many argue that road bike tire clearances are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,458
Posted By HarborBandS

They are WTB Expanse 32s. I've only done one ride...

They are WTB Expanse 32s. I've only done one ride of any significance with them to this point, so my experience is very limited. I have them tubeless with Stan's sealant, and ran them around 70 psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,458
Posted By HarborBandS

I only have one ride on mine (finished build in...

I only have one ride on mine (finished build in late December in Chicago), but it was considerably less ďnoodlyĒ than the vintage steel bikes Iíve previously owned. It responded nicely to...
02-18-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By HarborBandS

Not really much of a shoulder tread at all. ...

Not really much of a shoulder tread at all. Hereís a close up:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_4db9c8a9f822568017963869ea64c38f6e093ce8.jpg
02-18-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,110
Posted By HarborBandS

The main difference I can see is shifter throws...

The main difference I can see is shifter throws and resistance, particularly with regard to ďbriftersĒ. Itís more apparent at the 105/Ultegra/DA level. The front derailleurs in particular took more...
02-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,979
Posted By HarborBandS

Apparently Millennials will live longer due to...

Apparently Millennials will live longer due to cycling. Unless they get hit by cars.

Cyclists by age in US in 2018:
...
02-18-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By HarborBandS

Here's one pic of the maiden ride, with more to...

Here's one pic of the maiden ride, with more to come later. Unfortunately it's sitting in my basement without a tire right now, and I'm in no hurry to bring it outside in to our three feet of snow...
02-18-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By HarborBandS

A direct drive trainer wouldn't have this...

A direct drive trainer wouldn't have this problem. Direct drive trainers, like my Wahoo Kickr Core, use a thru-axle or quick release, and the bike rests on the trainer's "hub axle" just like a...
02-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By HarborBandS

My Wahoo Kickr Core seems very sturdy. I am...

My Wahoo Kickr Core seems very sturdy. I am about 190 lbs, but I can't imagine that it wouldn't hold someone far heavier.
02-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By HarborBandS

My Mason Resolution frameset arrived in November...

My Mason Resolution frameset arrived in November and is now built up! Here are the initial photos of the frame set. Size 56 cm.

I placed my order back in July with an estimated ship date of...
02-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,979
Posted By HarborBandS

I had the same thought about that rant of a post....

I had the same thought about that rant of a post. We're talking about people who are now 41-56 years old. I'm in the younger half of "Gen X" (mid-40s), and I spent nearly every day of my childhood...
02-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,979
Posted By HarborBandS

Those "hipster types" you saw 10 years ago are...

Those "hipster types" you saw 10 years ago are now over 40. It's the same people. It's amazing how middle age looks and family responsibilities erase any semblance of "hipness".
02-17-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By HarborBandS

I purchased some brake rotors from them a few...

I purchased some brake rotors from them a few months ago. The price was very low, but it took over a month to arrive. But they did arrive!
02-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,108
Posted By HarborBandS

Geez, I feel bad for my "followers" when I...

Geez, I feel bad for my "followers" when I subject them to an endless stream of Zwift rides all winter long.
02-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By HarborBandS

Yeah, he will have to go used to hit his budget. ...

Yeah, he will have to go used to hit his budget.

I actually have two neighbors within a block of me that have real Dutch bikes. One moved here from the Netherlands and brought her bike with her. ...
02-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By HarborBandS

I have heard of people importing actual used...

I have heard of people importing actual used Dutch bikes in to Canada for resale. New Dutch bikes can be found in certain metro areas, but they are thousands of dollars.
02-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,106
Posted By HarborBandS

I only ever lock up my bike for a few minutes,...

I only ever lock up my bike for a few minutes, like a stop at a convenience store or Walgreens to get water and food. For that type of stop, I either leave the bike where I can see it, bring it in...
02-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By HarborBandS

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/prelude_425bbca882b5b1d753e27a36f67e782cbdaa06a0.jpg
1986 Schwinn Prelude, size 23"


I am very interested in this aspect of the...
02-10-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By HarborBandS

It has a more relaxed head angle than the Tempo,...

It has a more relaxed head angle than the Tempo, so it's a bit of a different animal. It's what they used to call "sport touring", which might now be called an "endurance bike". ;)

It's certainly...
02-10-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By HarborBandS

Funny that this thread comes up now, as I have a...

Funny that this thread comes up now, as I have a 1986 Prelude that I just started buying parts for to upgrade (I shared a photo of it on the 80s Schwinn thread a couple of years ago). It is currently...
12-05-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By HarborBandS

Lessons learned: 1. Check for an olive in...

Lessons learned:

1. Check for an olive in the lever before proceeding.

2. Attach the hose without the levers mounted to the bars. It is easier to cross-thread the fixing bolt if you are...
12-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By HarborBandS

I do think that the hose fitting part of the...

I do think that the hose fitting part of the shifter should not be plastic. I understand the need to make Ultegra-level components lightweight, but these shifters are quite fragile.

But this...
12-04-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By HarborBandS

After two trashed Ultegra hydro levers, a word of warning.

I am a former 1990s shop mechanic, and have successfully built up countless bikes over the past decades. But my current build was my first with hydraulic disc brakes.

I watched several YouTube...
12-02-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By HarborBandS

It seems like a sleeve of metal threads bonded to...

It seems like a sleeve of metal threads bonded to the plastic shifter body, but they might be hard plastic. But with a 5 N-m torque spec, they seem like they have to be metal?

Itís hard to tell...
12-02-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By HarborBandS

Thanks for that handy diagram! Unfortunately the...

Thanks for that handy diagram! Unfortunately the threads are in that part of the shifter body that #15 and #9 go in to, I believe.
12-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By HarborBandS

Stripped hydraulic hose entry threads - Ultegra ST-R8020 lever ruined?

I was installing a new hose/olive on my Ultegra R8020 lever, and accidentally had the fixing bolt cross-threaded. The female threads on the lever itself are shredded. I canít see any way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,498
Posted By HarborBandS

I hear rumors of a new wireless 12-speed Dura...

I hear rumors of a new wireless 12-speed Dura Ace. So maybe Iíll go electronic once this trickles down to Ultegra and prices go down considerably.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,258
Posted By HarborBandS

Iíll ride in any temperature, but I avoid riding...

Iíll ride in any temperature, but I avoid riding if there is snow, ice, or road salt. And frankly, I like the road salt to be washed away by a rain shower or two in the Spring, if Iím riding my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,498
Posted By HarborBandS

The front derailleur trim sounds nice. But I...

The front derailleur trim sounds nice. But I will not spend the money on electronic shifting any time soon. My reasons:

1. The price is outrageous for the small benefit received. I realize that...
08-26-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By HarborBandS

I do love an orange bike!

I do love an orange bike!
08-25-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By HarborBandS

I just put down a pre-order deposit on a...

I just put down a pre-order deposit on a Resolution frameset. I'll post an update later once it comes and I have it built up. Probably a winter project, the way this is shaping up now.
03-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By HarborBandS

Your DI2 is tracking you. Better to switch it...

Your DI2 is tracking you. Better to switch it off while riding. :)
02-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,632
Posted By HarborBandS

I like cycling, and a smart trainer with Zwift. ...

I like cycling, and a smart trainer with Zwift.

My wife likes spin classes. She hasn't ridden a bicycle outdoors in years, and is afraid to because of some vertigo and balance issues.

We looked...
02-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,323
Posted By HarborBandS

This is what I've had to do. I might get out on...

This is what I've had to do. I might get out on an occasional Wednesday or Thursday night for a couple of hours, but between work and family obligations, this is quite rare. And in Chicago, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By HarborBandS

Iím not even sure what you are arguing any more. ...

Iím not even sure what you are arguing any more. I admitted my poorly worded post caused confusion. There is no adjustment of resistance based on input from a cadence sensor.

However, there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By HarborBandS

Yes, the trainer/Zwift software is only...

Yes, the trainer/Zwift software is only considering the watts. But if you drop your cadence, it takes more resistance to keep the watts steady (assuming you didnít also change gears).

I worded...
01-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,806
Posted By HarborBandS

That's a good point. Back in 2002 I entered in to...

That's a good point. Back in 2002 I entered in to what I would call my "I'm not a serious cyclist any more" phase. I was no longer doing the mountain bike races I was doing a few years earlier, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By HarborBandS

I also use a Kickr Core with Zwift. The app is...

I also use a Kickr Core with Zwift. The app is continuously adjusting the resistance based on power and cadence inputs from the trainer. If your cadence drops, the resistance increases. If your...
01-30-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,806
Posted By HarborBandS

I don't know the financial situation of the...

I don't know the financial situation of the original poster. Maybe $3k is no big deal for him. If that is the case, buy whatever you want.

But I do think that most people make a few mistakes with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,707
Posted By HarborBandS

1. 102 miles 2. 25 miles 3. 12 miles I...

1. 102 miles
2. 25 miles
3. 12 miles

I have an easy 12 mile ride on a gravel path I can get done between sunrise and when I have to leave for work, so that's about the shortest one I will do....
01-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By HarborBandS

It is a very enjoyable process. Though the lack...

It is a very enjoyable process. Though the lack of affordable hydraulic disc brake group sets is thwarting me a bit in a potential "any road bike" build.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,396
Posted By HarborBandS

I guess the graphic is deceiving, since the vast...

I guess the graphic is deceiving, since the vast majority of that ride exists between 800 and 1000 feet.

It's hard for me to understand what happens in that last 100 miles or so. I felt pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,396
Posted By HarborBandS

I'm seriously considering doing the RAW in 2020...

I'm seriously considering doing the RAW in 2020 or 2021. But I'm uncertain if I want to do the sleep over in Plover, WI, or just continue through for a one day ride. I've only completed one Century...
01-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,630
Posted By HarborBandS

I thought I had found my perfect saddle and bib...

I thought I had found my perfect saddle and bib shorts combination this past year, but alas, I am getting sore again. It's not the lasting soreness that you feel for days, but the burning soreness...
12-19-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By HarborBandS

Yep, that is what I was describing. Not a death...

Yep, that is what I was describing. Not a death trap. Anything falling on to the tire has very little tension in it and would just flop forward. If the shorter cable fails, you could have one of...
12-19-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By HarborBandS

Yep. The later versions of cantilever brakes...

Yep. The later versions of cantilever brakes (Shimano 1990's) had a splitter with only one cantilever side hooked up to the smaller cable. Then the main cable continued through the splitter sleeve,...
12-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,751
Posted By HarborBandS

I do want to ask. I like how this is worded... ...

I do want to ask. I like how this is worded... Kind of like "the bike followed me home".

You must not be married. ;)
12-17-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,997
Posted By HarborBandS

I've never had a problem with it on ANY bike. ...

I've never had a problem with it on ANY bike. Not so "heinous" for me.

I know they make some of the highest regarded mtb bikes out there, but all of the EVIL marketing leaves me cold. I guess...
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