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09-19-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By 70sSanO

Don’t all road bars sweep forward? So no one...

Don’t all road bars sweep forward?

So no one rides on the hoods?

...or in the drops?

genejockey pretty much hit it on the head.

John
09-19-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 444
Posted By 70sSanO

Congrats on getting the bike to work. My son...

Congrats on getting the bike to work.

My son had an aluminum frame mountain bike and the dropout was just slightly off, maybe 1mm. I ended up modifying the inside (attach) surface of the hanger...
09-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By 70sSanO

I would like to see programmable electronic...

I would like to see programmable electronic shifting, through an app. It would be nice to be able to shift any drive train setup, 1x to 3x / 6 to 12, with all the automatic trimming. But...
09-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By 70sSanO

When I read this the first thing I thought of was...

When I read this the first thing I thought of was Shimano SIS.

Today, few people would dismiss its impact.

John
09-19-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By 70sSanO

I have 600mm bars on my mountain bikes. I cut...

I have 600mm bars on my mountain bikes. I cut about a half inch off each of my ESI grips to give me just a skosh more width. I use a hose clamp as a guide for cutting the grip accurate and...
09-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think a lot of the appeal is...

I would think a lot of the appeal is generational. The appeal of a lot of vintage items breaks along generational lines where they peak as that generation looks back with more disposable income and...
09-18-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 70sSanO

Additional: That shift ratio was 1.7. ...

Additional:

That shift ratio was 1.7.

For example:
If the shifter pulled 1mm of cable, the derailleur would move over 1.7mm.

2mm of cable would move the derailleur over 3.4mm.

3mm of...
09-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 70sSanO

Starting around 1986 (non-Dura Ace), and for the...

Starting around 1986 (non-Dura Ace), and for the next 25 years Shimano SIS rear derailleurs all moved the same ratio based on how much cable the Shimano index shifter would pull.

Every cassette...
09-18-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,452
Posted By 70sSanO

I clean off the "stuff" that KMC puts on their...

I clean off the "stuff" that KMC puts on their chain and use a dry lube on my mountain bikes. I have no doubt that the stuff is best for the chain when it is sitting on the shelf, and maybe even...
09-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By 70sSanO

The ST-EF51 shifters that have been noted above...

The ST-EF51 shifters that have been noted above are your best bet for ease of replacement, especially since they will work with your cantilever brakes.

The only other option would be to buy...
09-17-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 444
Posted By 70sSanO

So you can move the derailleur under, and past,...

So you can move the derailleur under, and past, the first position cog by hand. It is a correct statement that the return spring can’t move it there?

John
09-17-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By 70sSanO

So, what threading would the French use for a...

So, what threading would the French use for a binder bolt?

Is there unique French threading on the entire bike?

That is probably a type of C&V question, as few people will know the exact size,...
09-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By 70sSanO

If the wall thickness is consistent and you have...

If the wall thickness is consistent and you have a shorter threaded bolt to fit the new length, then it should work. If not, you’ll end up with an usable stem and as already noted will be buying a...
09-17-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By 70sSanO

According to Mombat, Shimano came out with their...

According to Mombat, Shimano came out with their endless clamp/band in 1987 and They continued for 4/5 years. I have seen the Suntour version, but not the Shimano.

You probably should just replace...
09-17-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 444
Posted By 70sSanO

If you disconnect the cable and remove the chain,...

If you disconnect the cable and remove the chain, can you manually reach both ends of the cassette?

You need to figure out if it is a shifter issue, cable pull, or not. To be honest, I’ve never...
09-16-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By 70sSanO

Good job! John

Good job!

John
09-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,552
Posted By 70sSanO

As someone mentioned there is no gravel in...

As someone mentioned there is no gravel in Newport Beach. Actually, I know of no real gravel anywhere in SoCal west of the mountains. Donít know what is happening in high/low deserts.

If you are...
09-16-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve found the cranks have better backward...

I’ve found the cranks have better backward compatibility than forward. The exception might be a single speed change 7 crank to 8, or 8 crank to 9.

I’ve been able to go the other way without issue;...
09-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no experience with the Trykit, but they...

I have no experience with the Trykit, but they may work. Personally Iím a little leery of an upright tricycle and cornering, especially at speed, but it may work.

Downside is not being able to...
09-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By 70sSanO

My advice is to really research the setup you...

My advice is to really research the setup you want. The biggest difference now are the wider gear ranges that help to offset climbing.

The important part is to focus on what a bike can do; take...
09-14-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,552
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you are riding a single speed now, just get...

Since you are riding a single speed now, just get with the 1x. If you are able to spin out the 40t then get a bigger chainring. You’re going to have an 11-42 cassette. It’s not like you won’t be...
09-14-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By 70sSanO

Yep. I like their cassettes, but their shifters...

Yep. I like their cassettes, but their shifters are about the worst.

John
09-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By 70sSanO

Edit. I just read you rode trails 25 years ago. ...

Edit. I just read you rode trails 25 years ago.

John
09-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 961
Posted By 70sSanO

eBay. Sugino. John

eBay.

Sugino.

John
09-14-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 673
Posted By 70sSanO

If you get good on that 26er, you’ll be a better...

If you get good on that 26er, you’ll be a better rider in the long run when you go to a newer bike.

John
09-13-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,552
Posted By 70sSanO

So what is your single speed setup and how fast...

So what is your single speed setup and how fast do you go with it?

John
09-13-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By 70sSanO

Need to change search engines. Then again,...

Need to change search engines.

Then again, itís not like your life is depending on your work at 80mph.

John
09-13-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are going to use the same rear derailleur...

If you are going to use the same rear derailleur and same freewheel you are currently using, you don't need to adjust the derailleur; other than normal index adjustments (if it high-low stops are set...
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

In re-reading this, do you want to go to drop...

In re-reading this, do you want to go to drop bars to get more hand positions, go faster, and easier over the 30-50 miles?

50 miles with a flat bar would be pretty tough.

If this is the case...
09-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

So you are converting a flat bar to a road drop...

So you are converting a flat bar to a road drop bar.

I've done road to flat and have had great results. Since your headtube angle is probably much shallower on your hybrid, I'm not sure what your...
09-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By 70sSanO

It looks like the CAD2 R200 was first produced in...

It looks like the CAD2 R200 was first produced in 1997. The dropouts most likely will accommodate a 130mm even though the R200 has a 7 speed cassette. Your first step is to take out the rear wheel...
09-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By 70sSanO

Actually Dia-Compe makes hand rests that would...

Actually Dia-Compe makes hand rests that would probably work. I figured someone had probably tried something like this before.
...
09-12-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure. You just have to make sure to route the...

Sure. You just have to make sure to route the cable housing through the mock brake and not clamp down on the cable housing.

You will need to plan out the location of the functioning brakes...
09-12-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a 2x6 and lag screws as my freewheel vise....

I have a 2x6 and lag screws as my freewheel vise. The toughest cogs to break are those threaded onto another cog, like the Sachs Aris 1st/2nd position.

John
09-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By 70sSanO

Congrats! It is fun, and after a while things...

Congrats! It is fun, and after a while things get easier.

John
09-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! I might order one and check it out. ...

Thanks!

I might order one and check it out. Not that I don't already have too much stuff I'll never use in the parts bins and bins.

John
09-11-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a problem derailleur with a weak b-spring....

I have a problem derailleur with a weak b-spring. Rated at 34t max cog but now struggles even with 32t. I used a longer b screw, but like you, longer can create an issue with the hanger ear. I...
09-11-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably will look no more goofy than 6” of Nitto...

Probably will look no more goofy than 6” of Nitto quill stem sticking out of a threaded headset. Or better yet, reversed road bars.

Height of bars for riding comfort, especially back, has zero to...
09-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By 70sSanO

So if I understand this correctly... You...

So if I understand this correctly...

You remove the cap and there is a hex bolt inside to adjust the wedge tight against the ID of the threadless steerer. That hex bolt head has internal threads...
09-11-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By 70sSanO

Since it appears you have separate shifters and...

Since it appears you have separate shifters and brake levers, you can go with a thumb or trigger. If you want trigger shifters, buy an Altus M315 and be done with it.

You should replace the...
09-10-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

Okay. I have a couple of 90’s mountain bikes. ...

Okay. I have a couple of 90’s mountain bikes. One is XTR. I am 68 and have decided to install a RoadLink to give me a 24/40 which shifts great for me and is sure nice up some climbs.

Your...
09-10-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

The problem comes in when you have to follow...

The problem comes in when you have to follow Shimano Tech Docs, which to my knowledge don’t reference the use of a 9 speed mtb rear derailleur for 10 speed road systems. I believe the max cog for...
09-10-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,732
Posted By 70sSanO

You say you are going to do research and that is...

You say you are going to do research and that is the best thing you can do. Iíd start with the bike you have now. Since you bought your first bike in 15 years a few months ago and how you want to...
09-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

The problem with picking up older Ultegra and XT...

The problem with picking up older Ultegra and XT is they have become a lot harder to find and much more expensive these days. Every now and then Iíd search eBay for older components and was floored...
09-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

I missed the first hot rod era, but not the...

I missed the first hot rod era, but not the second. One of the best things about that time was getting together and seeing what mod someone did. The “How did you get that...” stuff.

The...
09-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By 70sSanO

As long as it is well thought out, for me, hacks...

As long as it is well thought out, for me, hacks are a wonderful part of life. Getting something to work, and work well, outside the parameters of the published specs or instructions is much more...
09-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By 70sSanO

The only questions are if you can find a better...

The only questions are if you can find a better bike for the same and if you can service it.

$350 is pretty cheap these days for a basically unused mtb that doesn’t need anything replaced.

John
09-10-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By 70sSanO

If they are within a “few” mm, just keep riding...

If they are within a “few” mm, just keep riding the 28’s if you like them. And as already noted, another mfg might be slightly smaller.

John
09-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is the lower pulley... ...

If it is the lower pulley...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Derailleur-Narrow-G-Pulley-Wheel-Deore-Lx-105-10t-Free-Shipping/284002517787?hash=item421fde831b:g:UqgAAOSwEOhfVRiR

If it is the...
09-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,258
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if my terminology is not technically...

I apologize if my terminology is not technically correct, I gladly accept being called out on any of it, as I don't really give a ... It is merely based on my riding and not on any research or...
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