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Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By TiHabanero

Summer of 1977, year before graduation from high...

Summer of 1977, year before graduation from high school. Excited, really, really excited! Jubilant, happy, excited! Will never forget that feeling, and have experienced it with my cross country...
08-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By TiHabanero

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I...

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I will give you my experience working in a shop here in the Rust Belt. Michigan uses a lot of salt on the roads and we had a customer that used a Giant...
08-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By TiHabanero

I have experience with this rim width/tire width...

I have experience with this rim width/tire width combination. The rim is Velocity Deep V, 14mm internal width. Tire is Continental 37mm city tire. Not tubeless, running at 80psi. Been running them...
08-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By TiHabanero

Having crashed several times and being hit by a...

Having crashed several times and being hit by a 35mph car from behind once, it is my opinion the MIPS technology may be a bit overstated in real world necessity. Nasty crashes in races and on the...
08-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By TiHabanero

500-600 bucks will buy a mountain bike looking...

500-600 bucks will buy a mountain bike looking machine good for light trail use. If buying used, do not go full sus unless you are willing to service pivots. Suspension forks and rear shocks are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,500
Posted By TiHabanero

You made a very good choice. Have fun!

You made a very good choice. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the race bike with super quick geometry...

I have the race bike with super quick geometry and put a lot of miles on it. Loved it. Have you looked at the gravel bikes? They tend to be stable, not twitchy, light enough for an amateur, and are...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By TiHabanero

"Could riding style be a factor?" On the old...

"Could riding style be a factor?"

On the old mountain bikes, no question it was a matter of beating the heck out of the thing. Cassettes were not a thing quite yet. On the touring bike, the bent...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a 1985 Miyata 1000, but am building my own...

I have a 1985 Miyata 1000, but am building my own touring frame and will transfer the parts from the Miyata to my frame once it is done (almost there!). My biggest concern is the rear hub being...
08-14-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By TiHabanero

The greats of pro cycling used square taper...

The greats of pro cycling used square taper without issues. I have had square taper on every bike since the beginning of time, and have had zero issues. I know some seriously powerful riders that use...
08-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By TiHabanero

Why not just have someone weld the crack? Does...

Why not just have someone weld the crack? Does not need to be a frame builder, just someone certified to weld titanium.
08-14-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,486
Posted By TiHabanero

Simply because "driver" embues a sense of...

Simply because "driver" embues a sense of responsibility on the "drivers" part, and the whole point is "drivers" are not acting responsible. Again, ride a motorcycle for a year and you will have a...
08-14-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,486
Posted By TiHabanero

"Drivers are not always evil." Certainly not...

"Drivers are not always evil."

Certainly not always evil, but most certainly cannot be trusted. Ride a motorcycle for a year and you may understand. I apply this same attitude toward cagers when...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By TiHabanero

No canti's, standard side pull brakes. Thank you...

No canti's, standard side pull brakes. Thank you for the input.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By TiHabanero

I am thinking of using a set of Campy NR hubs I...

I am thinking of using a set of Campy NR hubs I have laying around as I know they were used on touring bikes in the 70's. Everything is vintage, but I don't want problems out in the middle of...
08-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,934
Posted By TiHabanero

I join groups all the time. The most enjoyable...

I join groups all the time. The most enjoyable one was a group of Christian riders from a church about 20 miles away. Really nice, great conversation, and they were going my speed and ended up at a...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By TiHabanero

Loaded touring on Vintage bike

Anyone here doing loaded tours on a vintage machine of 1985 or earlier? Stock hubs, derailleurs, etc?
08-13-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By TiHabanero

I have this same bike. Bought mine new in 1982...

I have this same bike. Bought mine new in 1982 from Alameda Bicycles in Alameda, CA. Mine is silver like yours and is a 58cm. The original rims were replaced in 1984 with Araya rims. The rear der. I...
08-13-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,011
Posted By TiHabanero

I am still running the Look Mud Vac pedals and...

I am still running the Look Mud Vac pedals and the Mavic branded original design Look pedals. Both sets are near the end of their useful lives, but I will run them till they run no more.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By TiHabanero

.6mm seat stays 58cm frame

Seeking opinions or experienced observations of using .6mm x 16mm(True Temper) seat stays on a 58cm frame. It will be set up for general club riding and some go faster sessions on the road. Rest of...
08-13-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By TiHabanero

I have three jerseys, one cotton jersey from...

I have three jerseys, one cotton jersey from 1977, one team jersey from 1992, and one fun jersey from 1986. Don't wear them anymore because they irritate my nipples. (Can I post that?) Cotton T's are...
08-13-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,486
Posted By TiHabanero

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time...

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time riding motorcycles, and is derogatory as people lose half their IQ when they climb in behind the wheel. Cagers are dangerous, never trust them, even when...
08-12-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By TiHabanero

My guess is the shop or whomever owns it replaced...

My guess is the shop or whomever owns it replaced the drive train and related brakes with Rival as C dale does not have the Hi-mod available with Rival. If it were Ultegra take it home, but Rival?...
08-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,486
Posted By TiHabanero

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to...

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to enforce it. Just a joke of a law to make some lobbyists feel good. Until the hearts of mankind are changed, we will live in turmoil at the edge of the...
08-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,486
Posted By TiHabanero

Too Many Irresponsible Cagers

In Michigan the passing law that went into effect earlier this year is 3 feet. When passing a person on a bicycle, give them no less than 3 feet clearance. When it passed I scoffed at it and remarked...
08-09-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,575
Posted By TiHabanero

".. but it still held air! I guess it functions...

".. but it still held air! I guess it functions just like a schrader after that?"

The function is the same, yes, but the only spring that closes the valve is the actual air pressure in the tube. A...
08-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By TiHabanero

Just did a tune up on the bike last night and...

Just did a tune up on the bike last night and cleaned/lubed the drive train. Truly is amazing how well this stuff works, especially when fresh. If you have not tried it, do so and I believe you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By TiHabanero

The Diverge Comp Carbon is a very nice bike, and...

The Diverge Comp Carbon is a very nice bike, and may fit your needs in the future better than the others. The Tarmac, well, it is a proven performer and is hard to beat for someone interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,566
Posted By TiHabanero

"There's a perception among many recreational...

"There's a perception among many recreational cyclists that a huge difference in speed exists between a modern, expensive, aero bike and a heavier/older/less aero bike."

I get people coming into...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By TiHabanero

Songs and Faces

Was listening to the radio while working and an REM song came on and instantly the face of a girl I worked with over 30 years ago in the bookstore on campu
s popped up. Don't remember her name, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a pair of those drop outs in my stash....

I have a pair of those drop outs in my stash. They are beefy, very beefy. If you want them, I will send to you.
08-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By TiHabanero

I have replaced drop outs several times. Easy...

I have replaced drop outs several times. Easy repair, but matching the drop out to the other one will be difficult and will require someone willing to work a drop out to get as close as possible to...
08-08-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By TiHabanero

I have so many that this year they have been...

I have so many that this year they have been going to people in need of wheels. Just can't take it anymore and no longer willing to store them.
08-08-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By TiHabanero

"That plastic NDS cup just stabilizes the end of...

"That plastic NDS cup just stabilizes the end of the bb cartridge so leaving it sticking out a couple on mm won't hurt anything. Just snug it down firmly (not too tight or you will break it) and you...
08-08-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,575
Posted By TiHabanero

I find this interesting. I have broken off the...

I find this interesting. I have broken off the nut on a presta valve, and have continued to use the tube. Why are you unable to use the tube? The nut does not create a seal, it only reinforces it, so...
08-08-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,911
Posted By TiHabanero

Forgive the kid for his lack of manners. As he...

Forgive the kid for his lack of manners. As he grows up he will become wiser and will understand why those cranks are simply the best ever produced, and he will understand why freewheels are simple...
08-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By TiHabanero

Using Lite. Never used a lube that has performed...

Using Lite. Never used a lube that has performed this well. Even waxing the chain is not nearly as good as this. Smoother, quieter, and very long lasting.
08-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By TiHabanero

Dumond Tech lube has impressed me

Using Dumond Tech lube on my chain and have one 350 miles without need to relube, although I will be doing so in a few days as part of regular maintenance window. I also mixed a small amount with...
08-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By TiHabanero

That model is fairly old. Is it 9 speed?

That model is fairly old. Is it 9 speed?
08-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,940
Posted By TiHabanero

Dugla, I just went through this at the start of...

Dugla, I just went through this at the start of summer. I ride a frame that I built in 2001 from Reynolds 531. Had friction 5, 6 and 7 speed on it all this time and was happy with it, but now need...
08-06-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By TiHabanero

I watched the video without sound. It was superb!...

I watched the video without sound. It was superb! Got a kick out of it for some reason. The ol' stick a mirror to the lens routine has been around a long time.
08-05-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,011
Posted By TiHabanero

Shelbyfv, I have posted a few times on this...

Shelbyfv, I have posted a few times on this subject and have yet received an answer. What brought it up this time was a discussion with the service manager at the shop where I work weekends. He...
08-05-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By TiHabanero

Timacn, my riding partner and I rode all over the...

Timacn, my riding partner and I rode all over the Midwest like that. Cut-offs, Jack Purcells and no helmet. Never had a problem, and we looked like the typical long hair kid of the day when off the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By TiHabanero

Try finding used files. You can get lucky, I know...

Try finding used files. You can get lucky, I know I did. A neighbor of mine back around 95 was selling his tools. He was a home builder that got his start in the 40's and had some really nice hand...
08-04-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,194
Posted By TiHabanero

Sjanzeir, at the risk of topic drift, my dad was...

Sjanzeir, at the risk of topic drift, my dad was an engineer and he always told me that if you can afford to buy a MB, you need to be able to afford to own it. I didn't believe him until I got one...
08-04-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By TiHabanero

The CaadX is a performance bike intended for...

The CaadX is a performance bike intended for cyclocross. I find it is stable, but no slouch. Hopefully you like purple. I love the color as it reminds me of Mopar's Plum Crazy.
08-04-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the day before clipless pedals, the...

Back in the day before clipless pedals, the standard for non-competitive use was pedals with toe clips and tennis shoes. Converse All Stars or Jack Parcell's worked best due to a smoother sole making...
08-03-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By TiHabanero

When I lived in San Francisco we called it...

When I lived in San Francisco we called it Bizerkly. Those were the LSD days, naked students protesting on campus, and Saturday In The Park. Fond memories.

My daughter left the house last fall and...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By TiHabanero

I have been touring since 1975 and have used...

I have been touring since 1975 and have used equipment in the past that would be deemed ill-suited for touring. I still use some ill-suited items and they work just fine. I am also a thrifty person...
08-02-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,011
Posted By TiHabanero

Where's the proof DB spokes more durable?

I know this will light off a firestorm, and for that I apologize, however I see all over the forums the statement that double butted spokes are more durable and less likely to break than straight...
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