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Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By TiHabanero

As a kid in the 60's and 70's we begged our...

As a kid in the 60's and 70's we begged our parents to go to Disneyland. "All the kids are going, mom!" "Dad, why can't we go?!"Or so we thought! It was expensive back then, too. Always has been a...
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, you look fat. Well, you asked for it so I...

Yes, you look fat. Well, you asked for it so I took the easy shot!
01-24-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By TiHabanero

"People pay a hefty premium for the privilege to...

"People pay a hefty premium for the privilege to drive what they consider a superior car. Except they're not."

This reminds me of an exchange student from Germany we had at our school back in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 543
Posted By TiHabanero

Assuming the question asked is for a 24 hour...

Assuming the question asked is for a 24 hour period. 236 > 30 > 15. This year will be different as my wrists are giving me fits since I started at the gym. Not sure how it will go on the bike come...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By TiHabanero

The Apex is a solid frame, however if you can get...

The Apex is a solid frame, however if you can get it for 50 bucks and are willing to run friction shifting with Suntour Barcons, the conversion to drop bar won't cost you and arm and a leg.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By TiHabanero

"Probably native English speakers who cannot...

"Probably native English speakers who cannot pronounce foreign languages if their life depended on it.

Give it a break and stop the hate.
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

Oh yeah, Kirby is heavier than the Sanitaire....

Oh yeah, Kirby is heavier than the Sanitaire. Seriously bombproof vacs. Sucked the cat up in one. The Kirby was never the same.
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By TiHabanero

In grade school we sang the first three...

In grade school we sang the first three paragraphs (?) in music class. Never understood the purpose of it, but I suppose it was good practice of one type or another! Was never any good at music...
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By TiHabanero

Digital tools are great, but I sit behind 3...

Digital tools are great, but I sit behind 3 screens 9 hours a day and my eyes need a rest from it so I don't go there. Just interested in developing, looking at the negatives and deciding which ones...
01-23-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,574
Posted By TiHabanero

Local photo shop told me that film has made a...

Local photo shop told me that film has made a come back of sorts. There is a hard core contingent that is using it again, but it is completely gone from the masses. They said that digital camera...
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By TiHabanero

Sticking with the monobath at first. Really don't...

Sticking with the monobath at first. Really don't want to get into the separate chemicals without a dedicated space. Just wanted to know if anyone has used the Cinestill monobath developer and their...
01-23-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By TiHabanero

When Giant released the LeFree somewhere around...

When Giant released the LeFree somewhere around 1998, our shop picked up a bunch of them and they quickly sold. I really liked the mid drive layout and could go quite fast without a ton of effort....
01-23-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By TiHabanero

I find keeping the components clean is more labor...

I find keeping the components clean is more labor intensive than keeping the frame itself clean. Especially brake calipers and derailleurs. Road grit gets inside the mechanisms and it requires...
01-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By TiHabanero

Been in the retail end of bike biz since 1982....

Been in the retail end of bike biz since 1982. Have sold every major brand out there and anyone who says Giant underspecs bikes to get the price point down is simply mistaken. When comparing apples...
Forum: Foo
01-22-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By TiHabanero

Cinestill B&W Developing Kit

For the photographers out there. The last time I was in a darkroom was 1978. After that I lost use of it and the equipment and sent everything out for developing and printing. No longer remember the...
Forum: Foo
01-22-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

I have repaired the broken switch wire, but my...

I have repaired the broken switch wire, but my point is that it should not have happened in the first place. Simply low quality wire harness was used to build it. At the gym this morning I checked...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By TiHabanero

Had a fork built for me a year or so ago by a...

Had a fork built for me a year or so ago by a local builder. The frames he makes are OK, not fantastical, but OK. The welding is acceptable, pricing reasonable. The fork he built for me is sitting on...
01-22-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,574
Posted By TiHabanero

Timely thread. The flash on my DSLR is becoming...

Timely thread. The flash on my DSLR is becoming unreliable, and it still does not work well with my feeble mind. I have everything set to as basic as it can get, including manual focus, but the good...
01-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By TiHabanero

I find it interesting that pro teams that are not...

I find it interesting that pro teams that are not being courted by manufacturers all migrated to Shimano. There must be some kind of compensation coming in through the back door. Both companies make...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, a contract agreement is needed if you are...

Yes, a contract agreement is needed if you are supplying frames to a shop for resale. I do not sell frames, but have done things similar to this in other industries. If you supply a warranty with the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By TiHabanero

My workspace is a dump. Need to clean it up!...

My workspace is a dump. Need to clean it up! Thanks for the motivation.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,243
Posted By TiHabanero

I have had two Habanero ti frames and they were...

I have had two Habanero ti frames and they were both wonderful rides. Zero complaints. Mark is great to deal with and answered all my questions before purchase. The cross frame I had is now in my...
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 261,460
Posted By TiHabanero

My son has started to get into watches and is now...

My son has started to get into watches and is now more understanding of my obsession. He picked up a Seiko Diver after investigating for several months. Realized that Japanese movements are the best...
01-21-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By TiHabanero

Had a set of OEM Campy hoods for the NR levers,...

Had a set of OEM Campy hoods for the NR levers, but needed a set for the Suntour Superbe levers so I picked up some Rustines from the LBS. They feel great, and fit well. Not perfect with the Superbe,...
01-21-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By TiHabanero

Buy it for 10 bucks and give it to someone who...

Buy it for 10 bucks and give it to someone who needs it.
01-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,214
Posted By TiHabanero

I like pink. Pink is the right thing to do. Black...

I like pink. Pink is the right thing to do. Black only shows wear, not filth. White is nice, but not really right in this application. Besides, too many bikes out there have white tape. Boring! Gold....
01-21-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice score. You have the unobtainable Miyata...

Nice score. You have the unobtainable Miyata bottles and cages, too! Jealous.
01-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By TiHabanero

In September my daughter and I picked up a pair...

In September my daughter and I picked up a pair of pink shoes at this shop. The fella working the store was really nice, a former lobbyist now doing something he loved to do, and told me this was...
01-20-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 392
Posted By TiHabanero

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies...

The beauty of the star-ratchet freehubs companies like DT Swiss use is that they are designed to be overhauled. It is super easy, requires no tools unless it is stuck real good, but that is usually...
Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

Oreck Vacuum Quality

Wife picked up an Oreck vacuum cleaner about 4 years ago. The power cord is cracking and exposing the inner wires. The power button wire that links the upright portion to the motor is doing the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By TiHabanero

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1"...

That looks almost identical to the Nashbar 1" carbon fork I have sitting in the basement. Right down to the sticker on the steerer.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 361
Posted By TiHabanero

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or...

Andy, is this the normal state of your shop, or had it been cleaned just prior to the pictures being taken?
01-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or...

Been working in a bike shop as a wrench or manager since 1982 and have adapted to the latest and greatest stuff as it came along. Currently the new stuff is hydro brakes and electronic shifting along...
01-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By TiHabanero

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had...

Rode the 'Trace' in 1977, north to south and had perfect weather, zero wind, and one of the most memorable tours I have been on, mostly due to the beer cans chucked at us 'long hairs' from moving...
01-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By TiHabanero

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on...

Been a Look Delta user since 1986. Used SPD on the mountain bike after using Look EVAC pedals for a decade. Just this summer I installed SPD on my new touring bike and was pleased with the ability to...
01-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By TiHabanero

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher...

As a luddite, I am adverse to introducing higher tech components to my machines. Been using the Cateye Velo 8 bike computer for decades without problems. Currently have 2 of them on bikes, and they...
01-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the...

Yes, all riders have the same saddle with the exception of the cruiser, which has a Cloud 9 on it. Display bikes have the appropriate saddle for the vintage of the machine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By TiHabanero

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc...

If not mistaken it came with Ultegra and disc brakes (Shimano). That is an old frame design and not my favorite. When test riding them I always had the impression I was piloting a truck and not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By TiHabanero

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was...

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was doing 40mph. Rearended. I was in the traffic lane, but the lady didn't look before changing lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle. Three years ago I had...
01-14-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By TiHabanero

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your...

San Rensho, you rode home from the race with your chin split open? One tough SOB.
01-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 945
Posted By TiHabanero

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind...

Like Andy, the first thought that came to mind was he rolled the tire. Seen this happen with tubular tires and I suspect if the rim is hookless, it is very possible to do with a tubeless tire, except...
01-14-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By TiHabanero

Straight leg pants certainly will make a...

Straight leg pants certainly will make a difference. The guard just might work. Let us know.
01-14-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By TiHabanero

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all...

Our shop mainly sells Shimano, and we see it all the time. Shift cables snap at the head inside the lever. There is a lot of stress on the cable in that area and the things simply fatigue and break....
01-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By TiHabanero

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain...

At the risk of raining on a parade, the "chain ring guard" does not always work. Back in the old days the bike I had was a 52 tooth ring with a guard ring around it. Pant leg flopped over it all the...
01-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 733
Posted By TiHabanero

Installed first set of brifters this summer....

Installed first set of brifters this summer. Campy Chorus 11 speed der with Record brifters and crank. Work really well, however since spending 40 years with bar ends, I still reach for them and have...
01-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By TiHabanero

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry...

The 1986 Touring Series V has the same geometry as the America and the S10S models listed above with one exception. Fork rake is 55mm. Chain stays and frame angles are the same. Looks as though they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,393
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to...

I agree with Steve B. Use the situation to upgrade at minimal cost.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By TiHabanero

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!

Soon you will be burning gas. Fun awaits!
01-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By TiHabanero

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend....

We hold sufferfests at the shop every weekend. The same people show up every time and they are fanatics about it. I rode trainers and rollers for 20 years when racing and have zero desire to do it...
01-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,927
Posted By TiHabanero

I am fairly certain most people in this world...

I am fairly certain most people in this world know nothing about Herse or Singer. My daughter lived in France for a while and saw a lot of "junk" bikes over there, just like we have them. Safe to say...
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