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08-18-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By sch

Thanks for the followup. I wish I had known about...

Thanks for the followup. I wish I had known about the GRX cranks when I redid my 2001 Ultegra triple 9spd to an 11 spd subcompact about 10 months ago.
Only 48/32 crank I could find under $200 was...
08-18-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By sch

That damage would be much less worrisome to me,...

That damage would be much less worrisome to me, mostly cosmetic, but a stressor that eventually,
probably years from now may crack.

As to the resonance bouncing of the beam with certain cadences...
08-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By sch

Assuming you are referring to the frame with two...

Assuming you are referring to the frame with two tubes between the head tube and the BB then a crease that is
transverse across the tube would be much more concerning than a longitudinal crease....
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,772
Posted By sch

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail ...

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail This is a project I was planning to do ~sometime~
now I have a reason to start.
08-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By sch

Just checked mine, the phillips flathead screw in...

Just checked mine, the phillips flathead screw in the pedal on an eyeball check seems smaller than an M3
screw and indeed a genuine M3x0.5M screw does not thread into the pedal. I don't have any...
08-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By sch

If a possible starting point for a 1x bike, then...

If a possible starting point for a 1x bike, then removal of the FD mount, stripping paint/coatings off and
pushing back the bulged out CF with feathering would allow an over wrap of CF using one...
08-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By sch

Unlike modern frames of CF/Al with replaceable RD...

Unlike modern frames of CF/Al with replaceable RD hangers that are pure aluminum and meant to deform as
a sort of frame saver, claws were used in the era of cheap steel frames and as you note have...
08-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By sch

Any particular problem with Altus? Seems well...

Any particular problem with Altus? Seems well matched to the bike and unless damaged there is little upside to a change.
Now if you intended to tighten up the steps on the 7 spd by going to 9 or 10...
08-11-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By sch

Franklin is over 100 miles from Crossville. Oak...

Franklin is over 100 miles from Crossville. Oak Ridge/Knoxville are a lot closer. A google on bicycle clubs in
those two towns might be useful, as might a few calls to tandem dealers in that area,...
08-11-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By sch

Where I would be willing to tackle a pure CF...

Where I would be willing to tackle a pure CF repair ding, one in the FD mount area such as pixed is more involved, and may
need a new FD mount placed, or not, but likely removed and replaced. At...
08-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By sch

I believe that Shimano and Truvative have...

I believe that Shimano and Truvative have different splines on their spindles as well.

FWIW FSA Mega EXO is their 24mm spindle standard for which Shimano BB tools work fine.
FSA Mega EVO is...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,772
Posted By sch

Just a followup on my 2001 Ti Pursuit... Still...

Just a followup on my 2001 Ti Pursuit... Still ridden on regular basis, now up to ~32,500 miles. The original mid-drive axle was undersized at

0.38" for the 10mm bearings on the mid-drive so...
07-27-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By sch

Something like this: ...

Something like this: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/alivio-m4000.html, and nearby there is an acceptable brake lever.
You could look at SRAM but not sure what they might have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By sch

Stub axle would be subject to considerable force,...

Stub axle would be subject to considerable force, not likely to be durable unless over-engineered.
(My 2 wheel bent has a stub axle mid-drive and took a year or so to work out the kinks.)
07-25-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By sch

Calf pix appreciated, especially the 'silver'...

Calf pix appreciated, especially the 'silver' variant. We used to have 3 different places locally where
belted Galloways could be seen but now down to one. Basically a hobby cow, so an expensive...
07-25-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By sch

Leave the BB alone and get a set of Shimano GRX...

Leave the BB alone and get a set of Shimano GRX cranks in 46/30. Done, and they are relatively, for Shimano, cheap.
With luck your present FD will slide down low enough to fit the chainring and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By sch

Well I can certainly understand that. I ride a...

Well I can certainly understand that. I ride a Rotator Pursuit Ti, long out of production, with the seat is 15" from the ground. OTOH I am height
challenged at 64" (down from 66" in my salad days).
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By sch

Wow, Rans is proud of that bike, and no headset...

Wow, Rans is proud of that bike, and no headset for $3100? Does look like a good replacement for the Gold Rush.
Schlitter not selling their CF bike anymore?, IIRC about same price for full CF bike,...
07-22-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By sch

Recent TV series featuring Dannemora prison as...

Recent TV series featuring Dannemora prison as the locale, concerned the rare prison break there about 15yrs ago.
So what does your wife do during the day?
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,540
Posted By sch

85'/mile is 1.6% grade, not exactly a hill. A...

85'/mile is 1.6% grade, not exactly a hill. A hill would be >200'/mile. Illinois around Chicago is pretty flat but not so much that
a 1.6% grade would be remarkable. If you are a spinner, the 36t...
07-22-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By sch

As per dedhed, if you present BB is ok, you don't...

As per dedhed, if you present BB is ok, you don't need a new one.
07-22-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By sch

OTOH, if the 10spd RD turns out to be toast, it...

OTOH, if the 10spd RD turns out to be toast, it is 'relatively' inexpensive to go to 11 spd. New RD/FD and cassette
and that is all you need. The brifters and chainrings and oddly IME chain all...
07-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By sch

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'....

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'. You risk breaking linkages internally causing fatal demise of the
innards. I once thought I had a major system failure, but it turned out to be failure...
07-19-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By sch

Possibly when the freehub was replaced one or...

Possibly when the freehub was replaced one or more of the pawls/springs got mis-positioned and allows the freehub to slip.
Best you remove free hub and examine for this or any damage or out of...
07-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By sch

That is interesting but I note you are in...

That is interesting but I note you are in Switzerland. Just quoting my experience with the 8000 and then 7000 series Shimano groupsets
availability in the US and applying to the GRX. OTOH Shimano...
07-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,271
Posted By sch

Pacenti apparently only a 650b road tire, not...

Pacenti apparently only a 650b road tire, not 700c.

At least the Koolstop jack is small and light enough to go
into a reasonably sized under seat bag. All of my road tires have a tapered edge to...
07-15-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By sch

Gevenalle has a kludgy looking option, but...

Gevenalle has a kludgy looking option, but pricey, almost as much as a groupset just for a single brifter. Everything else seems
to be virtual at this point or 6-12 months out. Depends on the gravel...
07-10-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By sch

As I noted in another thread it is not hard to...

As I noted in another thread it is not hard to just drill a 1/16 or 3/32" hole in the end of the pedal
body and use a short self tapping flat head screw such as a #2...
07-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,271
Posted By sch

If you have this much trouble at home, just...

If you have this much trouble at home, just imagine the trouble you would have with a flat 20 miles away. If you can't mount the
tire with simple tools, consider returning it and trying some other...
07-08-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By sch

Pinch bolt threads buggered, may be fixable with...

Pinch bolt threads buggered, may be fixable with next larger bolt size and an undersized drill out of old threads and retapping.
Helicoil needs a much larger hole to be made for the insert.

As to...
07-05-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By sch

If Shimano is true to form, the GRX group stuff...

If Shimano is true to form, the GRX group stuff probably won't be available on the retail side until late fall,
maybe even early next spring. I got all hot and bothered about the Ultegra 8000,...
Forum: Southeast
07-05-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,331
Posted By sch

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in...

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in Knoxville. Also to get an idea of what local riders like to ride go
to https://www.strava.com/heatmap#8.38/-82.90548/35.20887/hot/all You can change the...
07-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By sch

46 miles and ~2000' on the recumbent along with a...

46 miles and ~2000' on the recumbent along with a tandem and two singles. We bagged the 2500' ride and did a parallel
less hilly one. Tandem pilot has been off his feed for awhile. Nice @70F at...
07-01-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By sch

Here is a current version of 'Nashbar':...

Here is a current version of 'Nashbar': https://thebikeshopstore.com/categories/components/drive-train/cranks/cranksets/mtb-cranksets
You can rummage around there for similar FD/RD as well. The...
06-30-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By sch

My experience is that it works just like the...

My experience is that it works just like the videos show. There is always a little leakage around the needle tip, but most flows
through the pedal and out around the axle. Try once more but lay...
06-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By sch

You need at least 15mm longer stem than rim depth...

You need at least 15mm longer stem than rim depth for the pump to reliably grab the presta valve stem. It helps to have the nut hold the stem

in place for these shorter stems but then you need a...
06-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By sch

My first pair of Frogs, cerca 2002, did not have...

My first pair of Frogs, cerca 2002, did not have a screw fitting for lube but the next 3 pair do. It was easy to drill a 1/16 or maybe 3/32"
hole in the plastic at the end of the pedal axle and fit...
06-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By sch

Original imron was some toxic stuff, even the...

Original imron was some toxic stuff, even the revised modern version is not exactly benign, hence fietsbob's suggestion of


professionally applied. Another consideration is a wrap. Wraps are...
06-29-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By sch

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with...

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with the tools and temperament to make such.

Steve H
06-28-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By sch

You would need a major upgrade to do this. You...

You would need a major upgrade to do this. You can certainly use your present levers
for a cable operated disc brake. However, disc brakes require specific mounts on the front
fork and the L rear...
06-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By sch

IF you do drill a hole, which I have done, make...

IF you do drill a hole, which I have done, make sure the screw does not impinge on the BB housing or shell.
You need a screw no more than 3/8" long. As noted the plastic guides are supplied with...
06-20-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By sch

Partly depends on whether the triple is 52/42/30...

Partly depends on whether the triple is 52/42/30 or 52/39/30. These require slightly different FDs because the
one that works for a 39t mid CW has a deeper vertical cage in the back than for the...
06-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,901
Posted By sch

curbtender: probably didn't hear half what you...

curbtender: probably didn't hear half what you said, or less and expected some expletive rather than advice. I never can make out what passing
cars are shouting out because my attention is always...
06-09-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By sch

Here is a pix courtesy ebay:...

Here is a pix courtesy ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-C101-FRONT-DERAILLLEUR-BAG-C/293013324716?hash=item4438f483ac:g:xZcAAOSwE9hckCZz&frcectupt=true...
06-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By sch

Seems like Shimano Claris cranksets were common...

Seems like Shimano Claris cranksets were common on those, but they came in 5 and then 4 bolt patterns, older ones were also
available in triple or double CW. Look at yours to determine which and...
05-30-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By sch

Without doing any research, I suspect the BB you...

Without doing any research, I suspect the BB you mention is 73mm and comes with a few spacers for
use in 68mm BB shells. This is generally acceptable but the sensitive may notice the slightly...
05-29-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By sch

Best shot is Shingrix, given twice at 2-6 month...

Best shot is Shingrix, given twice at 2-6 month interval. If you are on medicare expect a co-pay of $75-160 per shot.
Availability is limited so best check your local pharmacy to get on the list. ...
05-29-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By sch

You can host the pix on a picture hosting website...

You can host the pix on a picture hosting website such as Google and then post the web address of
the picture as a work around.
05-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By sch

There was a thread recently about a stripped FD...

There was a thread recently about a stripped FD limit screw in the body of the Di2 FD, and it was M4.
M3 does seem more likely but the specified use of 2mm allen wrench makes M3 unlikely, not...
05-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By sch

Both the BB and headsets are long lasting moving...

Both the BB and headsets are long lasting moving parts of the bicycle and unless really worn out the bike will
not benefit from any upgrade. OTOH periodic maintenance especially with loose or caged...
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