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01-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By TiHabanero

I find it interesting that pro teams that are not...

I find it interesting that pro teams that are not being courted by manufacturers all migrated to Shimano. There must be some kind of compensation coming in through the back door. Both companies make...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, a contract agreement is needed if you are...

Yes, a contract agreement is needed if you are supplying frames to a shop for resale. I do not sell frames, but have done things similar to this in other industries. If you supply a warranty with the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By TiHabanero

My workspace is a dump. Need to clean it up!...

My workspace is a dump. Need to clean it up! Thanks for the motivation.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By TiHabanero

I have had two Habanero ti frames and they were...

I have had two Habanero ti frames and they were both wonderful rides. Zero complaints. Mark is great to deal with and answered all my questions before purchase. The cross frame I had is now in my...
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 261,038
Posted By TiHabanero

My son has started to get into watches and is now...

My son has started to get into watches and is now more understanding of my obsession. He picked up a Seiko Diver after investigating for several months. Realized that Japanese movements are the best...
01-21-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By TiHabanero

Had a set of OEM Campy hoods for the NR levers,...

Had a set of OEM Campy hoods for the NR levers, but needed a set for the Suntour Superbe levers so I picked up some Rustines from the LBS. They feel great, and fit well. Not perfect with the Superbe,...
01-21-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By TiHabanero

Buy it for 10 bucks and give it to someone who...

Buy it for 10 bucks and give it to someone who needs it.
01-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 670
Posted By TiHabanero

I like pink. Pink is the right thing to do. Black...

I like pink. Pink is the right thing to do. Black only shows wear, not filth. White is nice, but not really right in this application. Besides, too many bikes out there have white tape. Boring! Gold....
01-21-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 565
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice score. You have the unobtainable Miyata...

Nice score. You have the unobtainable Miyata bottles and cages, too! Jealous.
01-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By TiHabanero

In September my daughter and I picked up a pair...

In September my daughter and I picked up a pair of pink shoes at this shop. The fella working the store was really nice, a former lobbyist now doing something he loved to do, and told me this was...
01-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By TiHabanero

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies...

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies like DT Swiss use is that they are designed to be overhauled. It is super easy, requires no tools unless it is stuck real good, but that is usually...
Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By TiHabanero

Oreck Vacuum Quality

Wife picked up an Oreck vacuum cleaner about 4 years ago. The power cord is cracking and exposing the inner wires. The power button wire that links the upright portion to the motor is doing the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By TiHabanero

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1"...

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1" carbon fork I have sitting in the basement. Right down to the sticker on the steerer.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 198
Posted By TiHabanero

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or...

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or had it been cleaned just prior to the pictures being taken?
01-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or...

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or manager since 1982 and have adapted to the latest and greatest stuff as it came along. Currently the new stuff is hydro brakes and electronic shifting along...
01-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By TiHabanero

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had...

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had perfect weather, zero wind, and one of the most memorable tours I have been on, mostly due to the beer cans chucked at us 'long hairs' from moving...
01-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By TiHabanero

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on...

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on the mountain bike after using Look EVAC pedals for a decade. Just this summer I installed SPD on my new touring bike and was pleased with the ability to...
01-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 985
Posted By TiHabanero

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher...

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher tech components to my machines. Been using the Cateye Velo 8 bike computer for decades without problems. Currently have 2 of them on bikes, and they...
01-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 355
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the...

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the exception of the cruiser, which has a Cloud 9 on it. Display bikes have the appropriate saddle for the vintage of the machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By TiHabanero

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc...

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc brakes (Shimano). That is an old frame design and not my favorite. When test riding them I always had the impression I was piloting a truck and not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,656
Posted By TiHabanero

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was...

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was doing 40mph. Rearended. I was in the traffic lane, but the lady didn't look before changing lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle. Three years ago I had...
01-14-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By TiHabanero

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your...

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your chin split open? One tough SOB.
01-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 853
Posted By TiHabanero

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind...

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind was he rolled the tire. Seen this happen with tubular tires and I suspect if the rim is hookless, it is very possible to do with a tubeless tire, except...
01-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By TiHabanero

Straight leg pants certainly will make a...

Straight leg pants certainly will make a difference. The guard just might work. Let us know.
01-14-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By TiHabanero

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all...

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all the time. Shift cables snap at the head inside the lever. There is a lot of stress on the cable in that area and the things simply fatigue and break....
01-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By TiHabanero

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain...

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain ring guard" does not always work. Back in the old days the bike I had was a 52 tooth ring with a guard ring around it. Pant leg flopped over it all the...
01-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By TiHabanero

Installed first set of brifters this summer....

Installed first set of brifters this summer. Campy Chorus 11 speed der with Record brifters and crank. Work really well, however since spending 40 years with bar ends, I still reach for them and have...
01-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By TiHabanero

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry...

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry as the America and the S10S models listed above with one exception. Fork rake is 55mm. Chain stays and frame angles are the same. Looks as though they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to...

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to upgrade at minimal cost.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By TiHabanero

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!
01-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By TiHabanero

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend....

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend. The same people show up every time and they are fanatics about it. I rode trainers and rollers for 20 years when racing and have zero desire to do it...
01-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,891
Posted By TiHabanero

I am fairly certain most people in this world...

I am fairly certain most people in this world know nothing about Herse or Singer. My daughter lived in France for a while and saw a lot of "junk" bikes over there, just like we have them. Safe to say...
01-10-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By TiHabanero

Seat tube sticker looks like 1985. Top tube...

Seat tube sticker looks like 1985. Top tube sticker looks like One Ten. Color of bike with black head tube is correct for the One Ten. Tubing stickers are not defined enough to make out, but general...
Forum: Foo
01-10-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

Baboo, not your fault the things don't cook...

Baboo, not your fault the things don't cook right. The method is one that our son provided and uses at his home with success. No big deal as we have been doing eggs the old fashioned way for decades....
01-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By TiHabanero

OP indicates the calipers have a twist handle. I...

OP indicates the calipers have a twist handle. I used calipers like that a long time ago in shop class when we were taught to use the metal lathe. Have not seen them since.
01-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By TiHabanero

One of the wrenches at the shop ran his Ultegra...

One of the wrenches at the shop ran his Ultegra until the cable snapped in the shifter. Total PIA to get that leaded end out of the shift lever. Inspect often, replace before failure.
01-10-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By TiHabanero

"Better be sure it is long enough to easily go on...

"Better be sure it is long enough to easily go on big-big or you are in for an unpleasant surprise one day."

Yep, be real sure of this. My former boss snapped the chain stay on his custom carbon...
01-10-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By TiHabanero

RocHed11, it is the extras that surprise many. I...

RocHed11, it is the extras that surprise many. I explained that to my children when they wanted to get their first auto. Reminded them of the cost of insurance (sky high in Michigan, and for the...
01-09-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By TiHabanero

Body is changing since joining gym

Joined Snap Fitness at end of October 2019 and the guy there said I will see a change in about 3 months. True to his word, the change has taken place. No weight loss, but more like a weight transfer....
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

RubeRad, I boiled the eggs as the poster...

RubeRad, I boiled the eggs as the poster described above, but had less than satisfactory results. Put them back in and boiled for another 5 minutes, but instant release after. Helped, but not enough...
01-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By TiHabanero

We were a Fuji dealer then as well, and sold...

We were a Fuji dealer then as well, and sold quite a few of the T3 models. Also sold a lot of the Miyata 610/15 and 1000. Surprisingly, the Touring V from Fuji didn't get much attention as it was...
01-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By TiHabanero

Cdales are heat treated after welding. Weld that...

Cdales are heat treated after welding. Weld that hole with a reinforcing sleeve, maybe. Good question for Frank the Welder.
01-09-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By TiHabanero

When we bent our forks jumping bikes, a junk...

When we bent our forks jumping bikes, a junk wheel was installed, the fork turned around and wham! into the wall it went. This bent the fork blades back to straight (by sight, not measurement). ...
01-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 260
Posted By TiHabanero

I received a Miyata 1000, 1985 model that had...

I received a Miyata 1000, 1985 model that had been sitting since new. Still using the original cables and brake pads. The pads are not too bad and are not chewing up the rims, so why replace them?...
01-09-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By TiHabanero

The outtakes demonstrate the guy's durability and...

The outtakes demonstrate the guy's durability and determination, plus the level of insanity it takes to undertake the stunts that he does.

That little kid is super cute, too! My kids loved the...
01-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By TiHabanero

For what this is worth, had a customer with...

For what this is worth, had a customer with Easton EC 90 bar. Crashed, No real signs of damage other than a mark left by the brake lever when it was pushed inward from the crash. He decided it was...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

We received one as a gift for Christmas as well,...

We received one as a gift for Christmas as well, and it sure does cook silly fast. Hard boiled eggs were more like soft boiled eggs, so we continue to do them the old tried and trued way. Chicken...
01-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By TiHabanero

MacAskill's Gymnasium

No doubt, the most talented rider in the world, and quite possibly ever will be.

https://bikerumor.com/2020/01/07/must-watch-danny-macaskill-in-a-spin-class-of-his-own-in-gymnasium/
01-08-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By TiHabanero

Be forewarned, a bicycle is built in such a way...

Be forewarned, a bicycle is built in such a way as to not take kindly to beatings. Spend 3 grand, 1500, or 500, they will react the same to beatings, and your wallet will empty itself rather quickly....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By TiHabanero

'"If you are using acetylene, make sure you don't...

'"If you are using acetylene, make sure you don't over-draw your tank. If you are using propane,"

I did not know anything about this condition. Thanks for bringing it up. Some things are good to...
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