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11-19-16, 04:32 PM
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Posted By OndrejP_SK

Garmin Edge 800 "not recognized by PC" repair guide

Hello guys,

I would like to share this guide on how to repair your Garmin if it is no longer recognized by PC after connecting the USB cable.
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10-24-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By OndrejP_SK

There's more clearance in the back than in the...

There's more clearance in the back than in the fork. I could fit Schwalbe Smart Sam 700x47 with reasonable clearance (about 3mm each side) on the rear wheel, so a 45 should fit with lots of...
10-11-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,348
Posted By OndrejP_SK

sorry guys but I just don't understand how they...

sorry guys but I just don't understand how they can ask $200 for Tektro RL520 / R200 brake levers (worth about $20-30) + Microshift or Sunrace thumbshifter levers (at most $50) + small machined...
10-10-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,793
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Mine is 1x10 with 38t chainring and 11-36...

Mine is 1x10 with 38t chainring and 11-36 cassette.

38x36 is lower than 34x32 which is about the lowest I could have on a compact double.
On road bike my highest gear is 46x12, so with 38x11 I am...
10-08-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,598
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Haven't even used it yet. I think I'll give it a...

Haven't even used it yet. I think I'll give it a try on commuter. My commute is just 10km. Wouldn't want to be left somewhere 50km from home without a saddle.
10-08-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I bought the same blue frame on sale, my seat...

I bought the same blue frame on sale, my seat tube is 31.9mm inside diameter ,I've got a Ritchey 31.6 seatpost (which measures exactly 31.5) and beer can shim which is 0.1mm thick so effectively...
10-08-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,598
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Beware of fake ISM Adamo saddles

I just wanted to share my recent experience and warn others.

I ordered relatively cheap saddle described as ISM Adamo Prologue from ebay seller seler2014 on eBay...
09-12-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By OndrejP_SK

sorry for that. The pics were on imageshack free...

sorry for that. The pics were on imageshack free account. I posted a link to my google photos shared album. For your convenience here it is (https://goo.gl/photos/FmeGUmxEZjgFMvut9).
09-07-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By OndrejP_SK

it can be done. Busch und Muller IQ Cyo Premium...

it can be done. Busch und Muller IQ Cyo Premium (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?387023-Busch-und-Muller-IQ-Cyo-Premium)
Considering modding IQ Cyo - what to expect ?...
06-14-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Thanks for your opinions. I would vote for...

Thanks for your opinions.

I would vote for the impact on LH side or some chamical reaction between the metals if the grease has been pressed out by too tight assembly. Just too tight assembly...
06-13-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Alex: I definitely did turn it, but I don't...

Alex: I definitely did turn it, but I don't remember it feeling like it had this "indexed" positions. But I'm not sure now. However your explanation seems most likely :(

fietsbob: imagine a brand...
06-12-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By OndrejP_SK

fietsbob: The hubs were new, bought from german...

fietsbob: The hubs were new, bought from german eshop few years ago. Not used, not laced.
06-12-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By OndrejP_SK

NOS rear hub cup and cone have dimples. What to do ?

Hello,

a few years ago when Deore LX was ending as mountain group, I bought 2 rear hubs because the price was good and a good rear hub in parts box is not bad.
One I laced to a wheel, and it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,606
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Chinese carbon seatpost

I'm posting this just for reference when someone comes here searching for a review. This was a Hylix brand seatpost with 0 offset but I see this same type on ebay under various brands like Wake or 3T...
Forum: Touring
02-22-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,716
Posted By OndrejP_SK

A good online graphic tool for analyzing gears is...

A good online graphic tool for analyzing gears is for example this one: Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)
Forum: Touring
02-22-16, 01:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,716
Posted By OndrejP_SK

- The jump from 7 speed to 8 speed basically kept...

- The jump from 7 speed to 8 speed basically kept the sprocket spacing, but the freehub got wider and another sproclet was added. Therefore the legendary 7 speed XT and Deore flatbar thumbshifters...
Forum: Touring
02-21-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,249
Posted By OndrejP_SK

1) technically 11-34 has more range between the...

1) technically 11-34 has more range between the lowest and highest gear than 12-36. If you don't need 22 chainring with 36 sprocket combination, you can just as well stay at 11-34. However some...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,615
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Some 25-32mm tires actual real size (Schwalbe, Continental, Vittoria, Michelin)

Hi all,

I am about to buy some slightly larger (~30mm) and cheap tires for my new bike (Kona *****Tonk).

I did a little research by ordering several tires of various sizes, putting them on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,304
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I know Thor, but the hanger costs about $30, in...

I know Thor, but the hanger costs about $30, in EU definitely north of 30 EUR. Is it gold plated or what ?

Would it be such a problem to make all Tern Link frames with rear derailleur hanger and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,304
Posted By OndrejP_SK

DIY how to add standard rear derailleur hanger to Tern Link

The Tern Link (and many other Tern and Dahon models) bikes come with a proprietary rear derailleur mount for what they call Neos rear derailleur. This item costs $60 and and is about the quality of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-14, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,595
Posted By OndrejP_SK

If you mount long cage RD (if it fits) the lower...

If you mount long cage RD (if it fits) the lower pulley and chain will be extremely close to the ground. I recommend you use either road short or road long (about as long as mountain medium) RD.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,595
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I wasn't worried until you asked :D but now that...

I wasn't worried until you asked :D but now that you mention it I think I'm getting a little worried...

EDIT: I found the discussion about Tern Link frames breaking:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,595
Posted By OndrejP_SK

BTW: have you read this ? Hands On Bike: Guide to...

BTW: have you read this ? Hands On Bike: Guide to Upgrading your Dahon / Tern Folding Bike (http://handsonbike.blogspot.sk/2013/03/guide-to-upgrading-your-dahon-tern.html) one of the best and most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,595
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Hi, I've got a Tern D8 which I "upgraded". Here's...

Hi, I've got a Tern D8 which I "upgraded". Here's what I did:

- replace bottom bracket (sh*tty one) with a sealed bearing cartridge one, it's 116mm square taper.

- replace hub axles with hollow...
Forum: Touring
06-10-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I prefer to save money elsewhere, wheels are the...

I prefer to save money elsewhere, wheels are the most important part of a touring bike and I want them reliable, even if I have to cycle in heavy rain.
Forum: Touring
06-07-13, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I have found that chainring combination 22 or 24...

I have found that chainring combination 22 or 24 (for the really steep hills) + 36 (for most flat to rolling terrain) + 44 (down hill or back wind) works best for me. With 11-32 cassette the range is...
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By OndrejP_SK

The groupsets are Altus < Acera < Alivio < Deore...

The groupsets are Altus < Acera < Alivio < Deore < LX (touring) = SLX (MTB) < XT < XTR

I wouldn't use Alivio or anything lower. The price difference to Deore is negligible, and with Deore you get...
Forum: Touring
04-08-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Take a look here at prducts of a Czech...

Take a look here at prducts of a Czech manufacturer of racks and panniers Sport Arsenal: the pdf catalog (http://www.sportarsenal.cz/sport-arsenal-nosice-brasny-2012.pdf). On page 26 you can see a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-13, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Isn't the bike heavy ? I was also considering...

Isn't the bike heavy ? I was also considering between P7i and D8, and decided to take the D8.
Forum: Touring
03-05-13, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Buying a new rear skewer should be no problem. ...

Buying a new rear skewer should be no problem.

I think you could take a train to Barcelona. Things are simpler with packing bikes to train, but it might be more expensive. It depends.

Don't put...
03-01-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By OndrejP_SK

BTW it's a circa 1994 (s.no. starts with 94)...

BTW it's a circa 1994 (s.no. starts with 94) Marin with Tange CrMo tubing. The sticker doesn't say 'Double butted' and the rear dropouts are rather low-end and from the catalogue...
03-01-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Thank you for opinions.

Thank you for opinions.
02-28-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By OndrejP_SK

So I guess this has been the second case i.e....

So I guess this has been the second case i.e. stronger fork than frame :(

Anyway, do you think it's safe to ride it ? I don't see any cracks (and steel doesn't crack easily), just slight bend and...
02-28-13, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,364
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Bent frame in headtube area. Still usable?

Hello all,

I'd like to ask you guys what you think about this frame. The top and bottom tubes are slightly bent. Could it be from heavy riding in terrain with rigid fork ? Or is it deffinitely...
Forum: Touring
02-13-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,815
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Great solution how to use any road brake levers...

Great solution how to use any road brake levers (including STI or any other that you already have at home) with V brakes is to buy these cheap Shimano road short V brakes:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-12, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Hey, I just got my D8 4 days ago. There was a big...

Hey, I just got my D8 4 days ago. There was a big sale in my LBS and I bought it with 30% discount. The white-blue color theme. Original price €500 was way too much, but at €350... I couldn't resist....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,681
Posted By OndrejP_SK

You americans and your political...

You americans and your political correctness...:bang:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,681
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Back to original topic: - re. the rims, I would...

Back to original topic:
- re. the rims, I would keep the original, use them until they wear out and then replace the entire wheels (change rear for a cassette hub)

- re. the tires: I'm not sure...
Forum: Touring
08-16-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By OndrejP_SK

If you want improvement with minimal investment...

If you want improvement with minimal investment buying better brake pads can do more than replacing the brake calipers.

Replacing the calipers and using them with *****ty brake pads won't help...
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 2,042,116
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Here is my Kellys touring bike fully loaded for a...

Here is my Kellys touring bike fully loaded for a 700km / 6 days tour from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Zadar (Croatia)

265757

The panniers are Sport Arsenal - a Czech brand, they are cheap. The...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By OndrejP_SK

No. Not yet. Maybe I'll have to change this setup...

No. Not yet. Maybe I'll have to change this setup someday. I promise to report back after some serious touring miles.



Thanks. I noticed that and have later moved it as far to the front as the...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Dear fietsbob - nope I haven't used travel agent....

Dear fietsbob - nope I haven't used travel agent. This thread is about my touring bike build on which I haven't used travel agent and got away with it. It's perfectly usable combination of road brake...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By OndrejP_SK

The tires are Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.75 and yes -...

The tires are Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.75 and yes - you guessed it - I'm also planning to use front rack. It's made by Sport-Arsenal a company from Czech Republic.

Here is a picture of the...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Thanks for the compliment. I don't know how...

Thanks for the compliment.
I don't know how much clearance there is, but my wheels are straight and true so no rubbing. The modulation is more sensitive than it would be with linear pull levers....
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Touring bike build (drop bars & linear pull brakes)

Hi,

In the last couple of months I've been building up this Kona frame as a touring bike. I've tried flat MTB handlebars as well as "butterfly" a.k.a. trekking bars, but I haven't been comfortable...
05-17-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,983,208
Posted By OndrejP_SK

Fondriest Shimergo

I built this for my father.

First image as it was bought
http://cdn.velospace.org/files/Fondriest6092_1.jpg

And this what it looks like built up with Campy Ergo 10-speed levers and the rest is...
Forum: Touring
05-11-12, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By OndrejP_SK

bikeroutetoaster.com ? gpsvisualizer.com ?

bikeroutetoaster.com ? gpsvisualizer.com ?
03-13-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,303
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I'll add my experience with IGH. 1) Nexus 7...

I'll add my experience with IGH.

1) Nexus 7 (7C21)
- Bought it used, just to try the concept. The hub had pitted bearing races, the cages have scarred the balls and the distorted balls damaged...
Forum: Touring
03-02-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By OndrejP_SK

A quick search of "giant escape" shows it...

A quick search of "giant escape" shows it originally has flat bars or slightly rised ones. Trekking bars would offer you more positions and the brake levers and shifters are compatible so it should...
02-25-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,546
Posted By OndrejP_SK

I've decided to use 2x pattern AND a different...

I've decided to use 2x pattern AND a different rim because of the offset holes. The rim is Mach1 210, it's 30grams heavier and 2mm wider (25mm outside width) but it has the offset holes.

The...
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