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08-03-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By fietsbob

I'm more a hand made steel frame & fork fan...

I'm more a hand made steel frame & fork fan myself..
Forum: BMX
08-03-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By fietsbob

Bicycle trials bikes have no saddle at all , the...

Bicycle trials bikes have no saddle at all , the jumps of freestyle are the opposite of cruising

no jumps or half-pipes on my Bike Friday (I'm too old) but It has 406 20" wheels
08-03-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By fietsbob

I have a Cane Creek Thudbuster but I'm @ 220 #,...

I have a Cane Creek Thudbuster but I'm @ 220 #, so under their suggested max of 250..
my 'road bike' is a touring Bike Friday (or the Brompton)
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By fietsbob

More likely to see him there.MA where you both...

More likely to see him there.MA where you both live, than I am on the other side of the country..
08-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By fietsbob

"Better" is an Opinion, you are welcome to form...

"Better" is an Opinion, you are welcome to form your own..


My LBS sells Trek since 88, but nobody here has Carbon Di 2 kind of money ..
Or, if they got more than basic $ they go eBike electric...
08-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By fietsbob

NB: sizes go up in 0.2 mm increments , .2, .4,...

NB: sizes go up in 0.2 mm increments , .2, .4, .6, .8, 10
08-03-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By fietsbob

Bike shops here get repair parts from large...

Bike shops here get repair parts from large wholesale warehouse distributors, maybe they bought a case of them..

that sort of source should have a right hand Brifter. to supply the local shop. .....
08-03-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By fietsbob

7 is narrower spaced 6 wider, overall width is...

7 is narrower spaced 6 wider, overall width is similar... (8 is 7+1 with similar narrow spacing) and should be a simple swap , (9 is even narrower spaced)
may need 1 freewheel remover to take...
08-03-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By fietsbob

Sizing shim sleeves with a 27.2 ID & a 31.6 OD ,...

Sizing shim sleeves with a 27.2 ID & a 31.6 OD , are in the QBP catalog ... from your Local bike shop or online retailers.

then the seat post options are abundant

example: ...
08-03-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By fietsbob

Current Shimano tandem cassette hubs are 145 then...

Current Shimano tandem cassette hubs are 145 then you have room for greater width of those cogs..
6 speed, screw on freewheels?
maybe a 135 standard cassette hub & 36 spokes, 4 cross, ? & rely on...
08-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By fietsbob

Current derailleur chains are only shortened, to...

Current derailleur chains are only shortened, to lengthen them you get a 2nd quick link & additional chain.

I Only press pins out & in on single speed, where there is no sideways bending of...
08-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 159
Posted By fietsbob

How wide is the rear of the frame spread?

How wide is the rear of the frame spread?
08-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By fietsbob

Fender ( products like guitars Largely unchanged...

Fender ( products like guitars Largely unchanged for decades) & Shimano changing every year,
are different companies.. making different things


Do as he said , below ..




...
08-03-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By fietsbob

Like this?

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1555/3395/products/20167.5FX_grande.png?v=1586460981 like this?


external bearing cranks the left arm clamps around the spindle tube holds it together, the tube...
08-03-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By fietsbob

You have to be specific , as to alloys the ones...

You have to be specific , as to alloys the ones like Kalloy are rather thick wall because its not a high strength alloy ..

6061- T 6 is stronger , so is adequate though the tube wall is thinner ,...
08-03-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By fietsbob

I enjoyed the graciousness of people letting me...

I enjoyed the graciousness of people letting me camp in their yard when on a bike tour .

Probably why I liked touring out of the US .. Ireland UK , EU .
08-03-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By fietsbob

The LED emitter on those is on the top facing...

The LED emitter on those is on the top facing down towards the reflector , rather than at the bottom of a parabolic bowl ..

I don't have a history of owning a car costing $5K ...

But if...
08-03-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 373
Posted By fietsbob

It's not a 'groupset'* just makers of cranks & ...

It's not a 'groupset'* just makers of cranks & chainrings..

*Defined as being an inclusive set of derailleurs shifters hubs, brakes and such..
08-03-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By fietsbob

Old stuff : fiber reinforced packing tape will...

Old stuff : fiber reinforced packing tape will span the hole in a double wall rim.. and the fiber is likely stronger than cotton..

I have been using a fused loop plastic rim strip for decades.....
08-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,065
Posted By fietsbob

Permanent Loss of lung capacity if you survive...

Permanent Loss of lung capacity if you survive the virus due to scar tissue will definitely effect performance..

ride alone and stay 5 + meters from any one..
08-03-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By fietsbob

It's a frame & fork with same (?) component parts...

It's a frame & fork with same (?) component parts .. After sale support ? Trek has a lot more retail dealers.. ..

Seems your issue is with the dealer, not the bike brand..






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Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By fietsbob

My last long tour included a lot of hanging out...

My last long tour included a lot of hanging out with the locals & took many Months..
08-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By fietsbob

I See Nothing more than aesthetics issues there..

I See Nothing more than aesthetics issues there..
08-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By fietsbob

German Busch & Muller headlights put the optics...

German Busch & Muller headlights put the optics engineers to work & came up with a shaped beam putting light on the street ,

not in the trees & the oncoming traffic's eyes..
...
08-03-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 996
Posted By fietsbob

... where do you stand?

Usually to the left side of the bike, before I get aboard,






:innocent:
08-03-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fietsbob

Gaffers Tape..

Gaffers Tape..
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By fietsbob

A 1 speed will be lighter.. nothing is...

A 1 speed will be lighter..


nothing is lighter than a part not installed..
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By fietsbob

>Get 2< riding carbon bike is mostly about making...

>Get 2< riding carbon bike is mostly about making you happy with the daily effort ,

but being late due to mechanical problems may make your job security less than solid..





:innocent:
08-03-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By fietsbob

glue though messier and a more time consuming...

glue though messier and a more time consuming job to do is sticking better..

tape is certainly more convenient IDK if mounting a spare tire on the road will stick as well as the fresh tape &...
08-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By fietsbob

Isn't Shimano using a 24mm tube spindle.. covet...

Isn't Shimano using a 24mm tube spindle.. covet high end ? Dura Ace..


no guarantees..
08-03-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By fietsbob

that 110-33t is premium priced and only made...

that 110-33t is premium priced and only made AFAIK by TA of France.. 34t is easier & cheaper to get..

with cassettes going to 12t, a 46 outer should be sufficient.
08-03-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By fietsbob

Realize the economic incentive to import , stock...

Realize the economic incentive to import , stock & distribute small individual plastic parts is about zero..
hate to tell you , but that is the way it is..





:innocent:
08-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By fietsbob

leave triple crank remove outermost & innermost...

leave triple crank remove outermost & innermost chainrings and the remaining one is centered, just like a 1 by..
08-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By fietsbob

OK if all this is true, what do you propose to...

OK if all this is true, what do you propose to do about it ?
08-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By fietsbob

Cool New components..warranted 12 months.

New components..warranted 12 months.
08-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By fietsbob

Trek dealer consulted?

Trek dealer consulted?
08-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By fietsbob

Helmet mirrors these ...

Helmet mirrors these (https://www.efficientvelo.com/home/safezone/#:~:text=The%20Safe%20Zone%20Helmet%20Mirror%20by%20EVT%20is,the%20Safe%20Zone%20by%20a%205%20year%20warranty.)
08-02-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By fietsbob

I have https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ for in my...

I have https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ for in my house..
08-02-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,485
Posted By fietsbob

He nailed it ! you can even get one...

He nailed it ! you can even get one...
08-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By fietsbob

Most bike shops have an assortment by now.. you...

Most bike shops have an assortment by now.. you look and decide what tools you need to have with you at all times..
08-02-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By fietsbob

you should tell all the weight counting folks...

you should tell all the weight counting folks where the aluminum ones come from,
the typical ones I see are brass with plating...
08-02-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By fietsbob

& should the holes ovalize a little you wont see...

& should the holes ovalize a little you wont see it..
08-02-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,485
Posted By fietsbob

It's usually off any & in my bag, how.. here...

It's usually off any & in my bag, how.. here Verizon covers more area Spectrum/Charter just sublets existing towers rather than pay to build redundant ones..

& i'm stopped using free Wi Fi in...
08-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 477
Posted By fietsbob

I have Mafac tandem front cantilevers and their...

I have Mafac tandem front cantilevers and their shorter Criterium rear ..

& TRP Hy Rd Front & Avid BB7 mountain rear & Avid speed dial brake levers for both..

It works .. physics of a...
Forum: Foo
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,254,403
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1163...

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116355950_3294474780614245_1096069647537570541_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=xXTLBk2QxZcAX9WPZrQ&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=07c3eddd3361683f1...
08-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By fietsbob

FWIW My Bike Friday has 20" wheels.. (disc...

FWIW My Bike Friday has 20" wheels.. (disc brakes, Rohloff Hub)

in the Local bike shop they have 20" wheel Dahon Folding bikes & 20" wheel BMX bikes

if you got your kid a bike at...
08-02-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By fietsbob

From # 11 ... West bound on US 101 on a bicycle...

From # 11 ... West bound on US 101 on a bicycle you don't really interact with the round about, just keep to the right side of the lane.
East bound, I veer to the left, use the cross walk , That T...
08-02-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 24,566
Posted By fietsbob

Me? @ 72.. Not really any Cheap Rohloff Hubs,...

Me? @ 72.. Not really any Cheap Rohloff Hubs, but if you buy a used bike with one you almost get the rest of the bike for little more than the hub cost..

these days its a very nice grocery...
08-02-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By fietsbob

There are hydraulic shifters for bikes , to...

There are hydraulic shifters for bikes , to really be fully hydraulic..
https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2011/04/hydraulic_shifter_02.jpg

Hoses not cables,,
...
08-02-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By fietsbob

Much of bike parts are made in Taiwan... perhaps...

Much of bike parts are made in Taiwan... perhaps you have importers buying from same sources direct from there?

Seek stamping numbers and letters tools?...
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