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12-18-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Lots of folks have run into this issue with...

Lots of folks have run into this issue with powertap overhalls. My hub was out of warranty anyway, so there was no risk of voiding it by trying to do the service myself. It is a bit more hassle (and...
12-08-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,091
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Those of us who build wheels on the Roger Musson...

Those of us who build wheels on the Roger Musson truing stand operate purely from referencing the visual gap. The suggestions above for squaring up the indicators on the park tool with a squared off...
12-02-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Large or small teeth on tension (lower) pulley?

Does anyone here know why the shimano 105 (5800) rear derailleur uses a tension pulley with small teeth while the ultegra rear derailleur uses one with tall teeth? I know the jockey wheels need to...
09-20-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Another thing to consider is getting a remote...

Another thing to consider is getting a remote battery light. You'll end up with better run time, but more importantly, a lighthead is much easier to secure to the bars when it doesn't have the added...
08-22-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Tunnelrat81

And don't assume that the random mechanic behind...

And don't assume that the random mechanic behind the counter at your local bike shop is a competent wheel builder. Wheel building is a knowledge/experience set that only the nerdiest of mechanics...
08-21-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Tunnelrat81

One of the steps in the wheel building process is...

One of the steps in the wheel building process is to push down on the elbow-out spokes so that they incorporate an appropriate bend around the flange before heading out to the rim. The person (or...
05-31-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,176
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Most of their updates are posted over at MTBR,...

Most of their updates are posted over at MTBR, but for anyone here who's been watching and wondering about these lights, pre-order discount is ending tomorrow night (Friday, June 1st).

For those...
03-07-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I have a PF30 frame, and have had very little...

I have a PF30 frame, and have had very little trouble since replacing the BB with a threaded unit from Wheels MFG. The important factor to consider is what crankset is on the bike. If the bike...
03-06-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,314
Posted By Tunnelrat81

^^ For example. How many times have you had...

^^ For example. How many times have you had someone show you their great new bar end blinkies that weigh almost nothing and will surely improve their safety...only to do an evening ride and realize...
03-06-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,314
Posted By Tunnelrat81

My reason for two groups with large space is to...

My reason for two groups with large space is to indicate motion a bit more aggressively. If you put strips all around your wheel, or even spaced them on and off all the way around, at high rolling...
03-06-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,314
Posted By Tunnelrat81

True. I would never trust only reflective...

True. I would never trust only reflective defense. Always a high output headlight and at least one quality, well aimed blinky.

-Jeremy
03-06-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,314
Posted By Tunnelrat81

As much as high vis clothing can help, moving...

As much as high vis clothing can help, moving items will always catch the eye much better. I did put some blue strips of reflective tape on my frame since they had come in a sample pack and matched...
03-06-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,314
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I'm a big fan of reflective tape, but it's worth...

I'm a big fan of reflective tape, but it's worth taking a close look at the performance of what you're using. There are significant differences in the reflective performance between colors of the...
01-22-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,176
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I AM on the market for a new bike light, but...

I AM on the market for a new bike light, but sadly not for myself. This will be quite an upgrade for my wife, replacing her old MJ-808. Amazingly the old Geomangear battery packs are still going,...
11-07-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I would seriously advise against using WD40 on a...

I would seriously advise against using WD40 on a new set of shifters. Flushing them that way will break down all the good factory grease that's in there, and may compromise any warranty claims you...
06-29-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tunnelrat81

http://www.jensonusa.com/!BX9GxugXV0e6VJxx1dRBbg!/...

http://www.jensonusa.com/!BX9GxugXV0e6VJxx1dRBbg!/Cane-Creek-SCR-5C-Compact-Aero-Levers?utm_source=FRGL&utm_medium=organic&pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=C...
06-22-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,954
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I agree that upgrading single pivot calipers with...

I agree that upgrading single pivot calipers with modern dual pivot will be a huge upgrade. I've done this upgrade on both my own and more recently my wife's commuter bike. The reach is the most...
06-05-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I assume you're wanting to keep the DA Calipers...

I assume you're wanting to keep the DA Calipers if possible, and you may be able to use something like these: BDop OFFSET HOLDERS (http://www.bdopcycling.com/BDop%20Offset%20Holders.asp) . They are...
05-31-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,455
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I have to say...that looks pretty cool. ...

I have to say...that looks pretty cool.

-Jeremy
05-30-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,455
Posted By Tunnelrat81

With the above talk of IGH's being inefficient...

With the above talk of IGH's being inefficient and heavy, I wonder if a hybrid IGH design might be the next innovation. If you could design a bottom bracket/crankset to have just two or three gears...
05-02-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Is it possible that the chainrings are overly...

Is it possible that the chainrings are overly worn and the new chain led to chain-suck and the pedaling effort hyper extended and ripped up the RD. That would be my first guess, especially after the...
04-17-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I think the first reply is the answer. I see...

I think the first reply is the answer. I see that the Wheels Mfg kit you are using has two shouldered spacers that are asymmetrical. Assuming that you have the two shouldered spacers installed on...
03-28-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,008
Posted By Tunnelrat81

FWIW, my favorite is to use the high quality 3M...

FWIW, my favorite is to use the high quality 3M reflective stuff on the inside of box section rims. The flat surface is perfect for installing strips between the spokes. Two 10" sections on...
03-28-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,008
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I always wonder that too. And that's true about...

I always wonder that too. And that's true about trying to write a product description on Chinese. The better question would be "how well could google translate do?" because that would be my only...
03-27-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,008
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Got to love the product description: "Please...

Got to love the product description:

"Please pay attention to the theory: Relective Wheel Stripe, Colorful Light Bicycle Spokes, the distant direct light back to the light refraction principle...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,984
Posted By Tunnelrat81

You got it right up until you included "tall...

You got it right up until you included "tall gearing" in the low category. Tall gearing has always referred to faster gearing i.e. higher gears. "My 4 speed automatic subaru is a dog off of the line...
02-24-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,866
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I have a BB86 Trek being used with a Shimano...

I have a BB86 Trek being used with a Shimano crankset, and although I have yet to have any trouble with the OEM BB (the bike has less than 1k miles), I've had my eye on the threaded option such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,626
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Nothing is more pro than cycling related overuse...

Nothing is more pro than cycling related overuse injuries...and because speedplay pedals allow more free float, they can often prevent these injuries. So in this particular case, I'd have to give...
02-01-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,372
Posted By Tunnelrat81

This is precisely why I said that I'm not looking...

This is precisely why I said that I'm not looking at BB30 "cranksets." Most frames use pressed in bearings,yes, but not all of them are spec'd with BB30/PF30 cranksets. Any bike that is shimano...
01-30-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,372
Posted By Tunnelrat81

The BB guide article on BikeRadar ( Complete...

The BB guide article on BikeRadar ( Complete guide to bottom brackets - BikeRadar USA (http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/complete-guide-to-bottom-brackets-36660/) ) claims that some will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I have the Wheels Manufacturing PF30 Outboard...

I have the Wheels Manufacturing PF30 Outboard bottom bracket on my bike for a year and half so far. I went cheap the first time around and skipped the angular contact bearings. The BB has never...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,593
Posted By Tunnelrat81

A few years ago I bought these for my wife and I....

A few years ago I bought these for my wife and I. They have a surprisingly good fit for a budget brand, "just" enough room for a thin fleece on really cold days, don't feel baggy, and have a nice...
01-15-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I only clicked on this thread because it said...

I only clicked on this thread because it said 'dinglespeed,' which is hilarious. As you were, everyone.

-Jeremy
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,255
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I didn't say that there should be no distinction...

I didn't say that there should be no distinction between CX and Adventure. My above comment was referring to the Diverge specifically, which cuts the corner awkwardly between road and CX. Marketing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,255
Posted By Tunnelrat81

This is an interesting discussion on what a true...

This is an interesting discussion on what a true gravel bike should be.:rolleyes: Seems that the above comment about building a bike to your needs about covers it. I recently succumbed to the pull...
11-04-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 27,963
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I'm aware that it is a possibility, I just...

I'm aware that it is a possibility, I just believe that it's not likely to be a very big deal, assuming the hydro system is well designed with a reliable cable pinch point. I have the TRP spyre slc...
11-04-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 27,963
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I actually think this is a cool idea. People...

I actually think this is a cool idea. People don't like to be tied to a single system (i.e. mechanical vs hydro) and something like this seems like it would be incredibly simple to retrofit. Switch...
11-01-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Wheel building is extremely dynamic, and requires...

Wheel building is extremely dynamic, and requires the ability to work through each wheel as it's own puzzle. If it was the same every time, there'd be no need for wheel building forum threads....
11-01-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I'm quite familiar with wheel building principles...

I'm quite familiar with wheel building principles and theory, and have built probably 15 wheelsets for myself and others in the past 3 years. This DS tension first thing simply hasn't been a part of...
11-01-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I'm curious as to the reason behind tightening...

I'm curious as to the reason behind tightening ONLY DS spokes first, then doing another revolution to tighten NDS spokes. I've never done this, and I see it as an opportunity for confusion and...
11-01-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,240
Posted By Tunnelrat81

These are two different things. Stress Relieving...

These are two different things. Stress Relieving alone will not neutralize spoke twist because it doesn't bring the spokes to zero tension. That is done by whatever process you use to relieve spoke...
10-28-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,363
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Kudos for providing such a nice picture. :thumb:...

Kudos for providing such a nice picture. :thumb: Sorry about the wheel though.

-Jeremy
09-27-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Please forgive my forwardness here, but you might...

Please forgive my forwardness here, but you might also consider using a less conclusive thread title in the future. I'm in no way connected with HED, but I've built quite a few wheelsets with them...
09-18-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By Tunnelrat81

This really seems like a bad shifter issue to me....

This really seems like a bad shifter issue to me. Older shifters with many miles and dried out grease can have the little shifting pawls stick and not engage properly with the mechanism in order to...
09-18-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I have a mid 80's road bike as well that I...

I have a mid 80's road bike as well that I commuted on for years also, and upgrading my brakes to dual pivot was the best thing I ever did to it. Improved braking, feel and resulting safety.

I'd...
09-14-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,799
Posted By Tunnelrat81

For a great and easy reference, I recommend Roger...

For a great and easy reference, I recommend Roger Musson's ebook. You can buy it for $15 or so and download it immediately. It also includes instructions on building a very good truing stand. I was...
09-10-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,610
Posted By Tunnelrat81

I'm not qualified to comment on whether the...

I'm not qualified to comment on whether the carbon is ok or not, but if the interface is this tight between the rings and your frame, I would seriously consider installing a chain catcher to avoid...
09-10-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,639
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Actually, depending on the cassette size, this...

Actually, depending on the cassette size, this may not be true. When my wife's bike was running a 12-27 cassette, I had to run her B-screw almost all the way in to avoid additional noise. I was...
08-30-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Do you have a specific need for a shallow rim...

Do you have a specific need for a shallow rim like the Open Pro? I put my wheels through quite a lot (trail riding on my road bike with 23mm tires not infrequently etc.) and I always build with...
07-19-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Tunnelrat81

Shifters that don't occasionally break off. That...

Shifters that don't occasionally break off. That would be my guess at least. ;)

-Jeremy
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