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Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By TiHabanero

This winter I spent many hours on the Wahoo...

This winter I spent many hours on the Wahoo riding through Japan. Haven't been there since 1981 and remember it well. Thought of moving there shortly after that, however not a place someone moves to...
04-17-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,288
Posted By TiHabanero

mstateglfr, I stand corrected. Drop bar mountain...

mstateglfr, I stand corrected. Drop bar mountain bikes already exist, but are not labeled as "gravel" bikes. Thank you and the other posters for help in understanding the "gravel" category. I think I...
04-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,288
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, when running friction the derailleurs...

chaadster, when running friction the derailleurs do not neet readjustment. Connect cable and go. No thru frame routing and every cable stop was slotted making routing cables and housing a snap. Set...
04-15-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,288
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, the first time I made the switch from...

chaadster, the first time I made the switch from commuter to ATB was an effort, however after the umteenth time I did it my proficiency was outstanding and it went very quickly. Fortunately I only...
04-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,288
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, the bike was new at the time I...

chaadster, the bike was new at the time I converted to a drop bar ATB. Yes, they are common now, but in 95 not so. Used a set of long reach side pull brakes. I don't remember exactly the brand or...
04-15-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,288
Posted By TiHabanero

BQ article Rethinking the Gravel Bike

The latest edition of Bicycle Quarterly has an article titled Rethinking the Gravel Bike. This is my take-a-way from article. After reading it I sighed relief that there is someone else out there...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By TiHabanero

An update on this sorry tent saga. I had to wait...

An update on this sorry tent saga. I had to wait a week due to work before connecting with the guy that had the tent. Operative word here, "had". He figured I was not interested and sold it to...
04-10-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately you have the dreaded short torso...

Unfortunately you have the dreaded short torso longer leg syndrome. Tough to fit you on anything production. I suggest you contact the manufacturer and ask them directly what they recommend. Midstep...
04-02-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By TiHabanero

The chance of the helmet being put to use is...

The chance of the helmet being put to use is minimal. Rarely does it happen. The purpose of a helmet is protection should your head hit the pavement or other hard, unyielding object. As one who does...
04-01-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By TiHabanero

There was a time when I did regular maintenance...

There was a time when I did regular maintenance on pedals, but today the cost of the labor to do so is prohibitive so we no longer offer it as a service outside of Speedplay pedals. An interesting...
Forum: Touring
03-30-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By TiHabanero

Thanks to all for their input. The ride will...

Thanks to all for their input. The ride will consist oTf two parts. Part one is a ride from the Midwest where I live to the east coast and back. Part two the following year is a ride from the Midwest...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By TiHabanero

elcruxio...

elcruxio (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/elcruxio-242190.html), your information is excellent and more definitive than what I found in my web search. You must write texts for a living, or perhaps...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By TiHabanero

Tent Material in Question

A friend of mine has a tent for sale @ $100. It is a Jack Wolfskin and is made from polyester. It is about 5 or 6 years old and in good condition with only the stuff sack having a tear in it. I have...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By TiHabanero

I have an 85 Miyata 1000 and find it tours just...

I have an 85 Miyata 1000 and find it tours just fine with rear panniers and a handlebar bag. 30 pounds on the rear and 8 pounds up front works fine. Never a shimmy unless riding no hands. I believe...
03-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By TiHabanero

Do you know what is causing the punctures? What...

Do you know what is causing the punctures? What is in the casing causing the problem?
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By TiHabanero

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most...

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most 130 spaced hubs can be converted to 135, and in doing so will help quite a bit with evening out spoke tension between the drive and non-drive sides. Of...
03-24-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,850
Posted By TiHabanero

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I...

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I am a trained auto tech, have worked as a motorcycle tech, and worked on turbines all in a past life when I was younger. Tinkering is what I do in my...
03-23-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By TiHabanero

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on...

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on those old Cdales. A name and a bunch of panted tubes is all that is needed. Really stands out in my eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By TiHabanero

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the...

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the first time."

Correction: "The best "taper" is the kind that wraps the tape right the first time."
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,832
Posted By TiHabanero

adam.schwartz4, I prefer Continental tires as I...

adam.schwartz4, I prefer Continental tires as I get good results with them. All my bikes have Conti's as they wear well and don't flat easily. The current 38's on my touring rig are City Ride. I...
03-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By TiHabanero

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20...

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20 year old grease is in need of replacement.
03-17-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By TiHabanero

Been wrenching since 1982 either full time or...

Been wrenching since 1982 either full time or part time. Currently I am wrenching full time as my final farewell to the working world. Basic tune ups that cover adjustments takes me 45 minutes on...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,378
Posted By TiHabanero

Maybe I am old. In my youth-filled days the...

Maybe I am old. In my youth-filled days the neighbors walked around with a pooper scooper and carried their dog-ends that way. When they arrived at home they put it in a composting bin. Must not make...
03-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By TiHabanero

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If...

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If tone changes to a lower tone from the surrounding area then there is a problem. That nick looks exactly like the one on a Trek frame I have in the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,832
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires....

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires. 28's roll great and work well for lighter loads around 20lbs on the rear rack. Commuted for 10 years a 30 mile round trip in all weather including...
03-15-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By TiHabanero

Stupid telephone poles. Wouldn't need helmets if...

Stupid telephone poles. Wouldn't need helmets if telephone poles weren't in the way.
03-15-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,864
Posted By TiHabanero

Late to the party here, but do have some input...

Late to the party here, but do have some input with this example. This summer a customer came in with a Kickr that was three years old and had a bearing problem. I contacted Wahoo and arranged a fix....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By TiHabanero

Have a customer that just had to have a new bike...

Have a customer that just had to have a new bike and all that was available was a semi-aero bike designed more for racing than casual riding. His fit indicated the bike was the wrong one. Period. ...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By TiHabanero

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot...

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot light was on, but it went out a few days later. No idea why. Second air bag recall the idiot light was on and had the service manager reset it before...
03-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By TiHabanero

300 miles a day, Wow! Must be an around the world...

300 miles a day, Wow! Must be an around the world tour at 28mph. Multiple batteries required for that kind of range. The best suggestion so far has been to get a motorcycle or perhaps gas powered...
03-11-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,601
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the 80's while my teammates "slammed" (we...

Back in the 80's while my teammates "slammed" (we didn't call it that back then) I had my stem set to the max height. I was more comfortable, able to sit on the bike for 8 hours without a pain, and...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By TiHabanero

Mapping a route has changed

Been mapping a cross country route for a while now and have been using various mapping sites on the internet. This is so different from paper maps that were used 40 years ago. Back then by candle...
03-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By TiHabanero

The point of sanding between coats of primer and...

The point of sanding between coats of primer and sanding primer before the color coat is to find and remove imperfections. The smoother the underlayment, the smoother the color coat and the prettier...
03-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By TiHabanero

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German"...

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German" engineering."

Interesting statement. Work on German autos or motorcycles long enough and you realize they simply make vehicles like all the rest and...
03-04-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,933
Posted By TiHabanero

In 1975 I bought a left over 24" opaque red Super...

In 1975 I bought a left over 24" opaque red Super Sport and toured all over the Midwest with it. Never really cared for the rando handlebars with the upsweep to the hoods. The thing worked flawlessly...
03-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By TiHabanero

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not...

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not from a questionable "brand" is $500. that's a bottom-of-the-barrel bike that you'll probably wear out everything on it within a few months riding...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By TiHabanero

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few...

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few years. We sold a good number of their machines and about 75% were the butted frames. Personally I am unable to feel the difference between the butted and...
02-27-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By TiHabanero

The purpose of suggesting 13 speed Campagnolo is...

The purpose of suggesting 13 speed Campagnolo is the most up to date drive train is that only a few years ago no one even considered 13 speed are needed, and before that 12 speed, before that 11...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By TiHabanero

Carter was not made to be president. He...

Carter was not made to be president. He understands that, but also understands God gave him the presidency to positively affect some people's lives after he was president. If all of us can take on an...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,874
Posted By TiHabanero

We use my mother's Kitchenaid mixer circa...

We use my mother's Kitchenaid mixer circa 1970ish. The same mixer is still made today in nearly the same configuration. Thing is a workhorse and still going strong. Used every week to make bread and...
02-26-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By TiHabanero

FYI, 12 speed has been out for quite some time...

FYI, 12 speed has been out for quite some time now and is already outdated. 13 speed from Campagnolo is available and is the most up to date drive train.
02-25-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the racing days we called this the wheel...

Back in the racing days we called this the wheel pit blues. Someone grabs a wheel, puts it on your bike, but unknown to you or your helper the wheel is not the one with your name on it and...
02-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By TiHabanero

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and...

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and fairly resistant to damage. The steel mounting nut has likely corroded to the threaded brake stud. Penetrating fluid slopped all over the place might...
02-25-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

bmcer stated that he is using the exact same...

bmcer stated that he is using the exact same cassette on other wheels and when he puts those other wheels on the bike, it shifts just fine, meaning that the di2 is calibrated to the cassette on the...
02-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

Although Novatech is middle of the road stuff at...

Although Novatech is middle of the road stuff at best, I have yet to see the hub spacing so far off on any rear hub spacing and cassette combo that a der will not travel the full width of the...
02-24-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By TiHabanero

I will answer two for you so that others may chim...

I will answer two for you so that others may chim in with the rest.

You will need the BB30 with bearings.
Ultegra 8000 is standard rim brake mount that has been around 100 years, 8010 is direct...
02-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,583
Posted By TiHabanero

I have and have had many seat posts over the...

I have and have had many seat posts over the years. Infinitely adjustable posts are my preference as I can get saddle tilt exactly perfect. Currently have two of the Nitto single bolt posts and they...
02-23-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice condition, premium price. Now go ride the...

Nice condition, premium price. Now go ride the wheels off it.
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,045
Posted By TiHabanero

Using just a compass for navigation

A young Davy Crocket fan from next door asked me if I could cross the country (USA) with just a compass and my bike. I said sure, it is possible. Then I got to thinking and am now wondering just how...
02-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By TiHabanero

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail...

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail level for close to 40 years, you have the dreaded rider syndrome and money is burning a hole in your pocket. Similar things happen to golfers and...
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