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07-18-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By TiHabanero

The Shimano UN** bottom brackets are an answer to...

The Shimano UN** bottom brackets are an answer to a commuters problems. On my commute bike the BB had to be overhauled every month to keep it running in winter months, and probably should have been...
07-17-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By TiHabanero

Recovery Time Figured Out

Starting a couple of years ago at age 58, my recovery time from a hard ride was way up. Hammer one day and die the next. Had to take a day off the bike before hammering it again, so I adopted a spin...
07-16-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,407
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in my competitive days I paid organizations...

Back in my competitive days I paid organizations to ride my bike. I no longer do that.
07-15-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By TiHabanero

Just installed Record levers and Chorus 11 speed...

Just installed Record levers and Chorus 11 speed derailleurs on my steel steed. Kept the Suntour Superbe Pro cranks with 10 speed rings and it shifts perfectly, right from the original set up. No...
07-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,180
Posted By TiHabanero

The hanger should have been replaced. Never bend...

The hanger should have been replaced. Never bend a bent one back into compliance. Weakens the material and under extreme load it can fail, as you witnessed. When we tell people that the hanger needs...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,330
Posted By TiHabanero

Ordered a set of DT Swiss 350 hubs from the shop....

Ordered a set of DT Swiss 350 hubs from the shop. Decided to stop it with being cheap and get the stuff that will last into infinity. Truth is, I like the "ratchet" system they use for the freehub...
07-12-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the day we ran into this quite often on...

Back in the day we ran into this quite often on aluminum frames that were the screw and glue type. Only a few times on steel frames. Face and chase the BB shell is the first step. It is quite...
07-12-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By TiHabanero

Just a few weeks back I removed the Cyclone Mk II...

Just a few weeks back I removed the Cyclone Mk II rear derailleur from my bike for the last time. 10 years ago I knew it was getting worn at the pivots, but it kept on shifting, however upon...
07-12-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the same thing going on right now, however...

I have the same thing going on right now, however I know the cause is a loose chain ring bolt. If you have replaceable rings, check the bolts that hold them to the crank spider. If riveted rings,...
07-12-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,854
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in shops since 1983 and have yet to...

Been working in shops since 1983 and have yet to get a stem straight. I just cannot do it. On my own bikes I simply let live, but on a customer's bike I let them line it up!
07-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By TiHabanero

When a customer tells me they want to move into...

When a customer tells me they want to move into group rides, I always ask them "What are the people in the group riding?" If one plans on riding with a fast road group, a cross/gravel bike will work,...
07-11-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By TiHabanero

Create two businesses out of one. The vintage...

Create two businesses out of one. The vintage pieces need to be gone through with a knowledgeable eye and sorted as valuable vintage or just standard old spare parts. This stash of parts can...
07-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By TiHabanero

Super Le Tour Frameset Not Mitered

Had the opportunity to look inside a Super Le Tour frame from around 1985 and was surprised to see the tube ends are square cut and squashed at the head tube junction and seat tube/down tube junction...
07-03-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the day when Bicycling had staffers that...

Back in the day when Bicycling had staffers that could write. Bicycle Quarterly is the best rag in the biz now.
07-03-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By TiHabanero

Well, I just lost a bet with my wife. I...

Well, I just lost a bet with my wife. I intentionally misspelled tweaking as "tweeking" and bet with my wife that within 2 replies someone will point it out. Not this time. Shucks, I hate to lose!
07-02-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By TiHabanero

Campy Chorus/Record 11speed Reviewed

Recently I changed from Campy Nuovo Record to Record brifters and Chorus derailleurs in search of lower gear ratios. This is a light review of how it went.

Installing the components went quite...
07-01-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in...

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in school and he was an independent rep pedaling their first BMX frame, which I believe was their first product. Since I was living in their home town,...
07-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

I have ridden several Slingshot frames, all of...

I have ridden several Slingshot frames, all of them mountain frames, no road frames. They were very smooth riding, cornered with an odd sensation at first, but once acquainted with it, all was good....
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,330
Posted By TiHabanero

105 or Ultegra Hubs

Any reason not to use 105 or Ultegra hubs for touring? Lots of talk about Deore, Chris King, Phil Wood, etc., but not seeing anything about using the staple road hubs from Shimano.
06-28-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,741
Posted By TiHabanero

We have a Park hack saw at the shop and it cuts...

We have a Park hack saw at the shop and it cuts real well. Also have a traditional adjustable metal frame saw and it, too, works, however there is definitely flex to it, and we cyclists don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,868
Posted By TiHabanero

"I believe there will always be a large enough...

"I believe there will always be a large enough group of well funded cyclists to keep them going."

Not sure how true this rings. I use Campy because I am frugal. Just ordered Record brifters and...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By TiHabanero

I just finished brazing the main tubes on a...

I just finished brazing the main tubes on a touring bike. I designed it for a more upright position and found it was best achieved with a 71.5 seat angle and a BB drop of 9.0cm. Add to this a sloping...
06-27-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By TiHabanero

Last summer my 1982 Competition GS was returned...

Last summer my 1982 Competition GS was returned to me with all the original parts I had on it. Took it out for a ride and entered a tank slapper at 35mph down hill. Controlled it and made it home....
06-27-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By TiHabanero

I use as narrow a Q factor as possible, and every...

I use as narrow a Q factor as possible, and every 39/53 set up I have does this very same thing. I just let it rub as it doesn't bother me. Let it go, let it goooo!
06-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By TiHabanero

" Fishing is so clearly associated with the goal...

" Fishing is so clearly associated with the goal of catching fish"

Had I only known this when I was an avid fisherman, I might have caught more fish than shuteye!
06-25-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By TiHabanero

There is something about the looks of the upper...

There is something about the looks of the upper line Fuji's that is special. They are delicate in look, but are true workhorses. Lucky you!
06-25-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a UN52 bb that has been on several road...

I have a UN52 bb that has been on several road bikes and one mountain bike. It has countless thousands of miles on it, minimum of 12k, and it rolls like it was new. The Nuovo Record bb I used for...
06-25-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,567
Posted By TiHabanero

Had the same experience at the motorcycle shop....

Had the same experience at the motorcycle shop. They had two brands and probably 24 different models and the sales guy had to look everything up! One would think the guy would know the sprocket tooth...
06-24-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,453
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year I switched from clipless to flat pedals...

Last year I switched from clipless to flat pedals on my long distance commuter bike. It was great up until fall when my knees started to ache in a severe way. Changed back to clipless and the pain...
06-21-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,292
Posted By TiHabanero

Stumpy's used a lighter cro-mo frame than the...

Stumpy's used a lighter cro-mo frame than the Rockhoppers. The geometry was very similar between the two. Both good off road bikes. I owned one steel Stumpy and one Stumpy Epic carbon with cro-mo...
06-21-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By TiHabanero

One more for the road. Been using the Ultra...

One more for the road.

Been using the Ultra Sport tires in 25 and 28mm for years without any complaints. Very good tire at a reasonable price.
06-21-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By TiHabanero

I have not built the frame yet, but will start...

I have not built the frame yet, but will start building it this fall and am getting the parts together for it now.
06-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By TiHabanero

The Praxis Zayante sure fits the modern look and...

The Praxis Zayante sure fits the modern look and accepts regular 110 rings, not proprietary rings. Nice. BB is proprietary is my understanding. Not sure I like that from a small company that may not...
06-21-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By TiHabanero

Need Help With Aesthetics

I have finally decided that I can live with black components on my bike, but I still am unable to accept the looks of modern cranks. Looking for something more classic I discovered the Velo Orange...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,191
Posted By TiHabanero

The tubing will be Columbus SL. Seat post will be...

The tubing will be Columbus SL. Seat post will be up out of the frame about 6 inches and will end inside the frame near the end of the butt. I think it will work OK as I am using a lug at the joint.
06-19-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,407
Posted By TiHabanero

Only one job outside of working the a bike shop,...

Only one job outside of working the a bike shop, did I have a co-worker that rode a bike. He took up riding after seeing me, 10 years older than him, ride into work every day, and his wife telling...
06-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By TiHabanero

Billy Martus put 8 foot "fork blades" on his...

Billy Martus put 8 foot "fork blades" on his Sting Ray. The extensions were simply 8 foot sections of steel L channel. I tried to ride it, but couldn't keep my balance at low speed.
06-19-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By TiHabanero

Wow, that is a big one! A friend of mine has...

Wow, that is a big one! A friend of mine has toured all over the Midwest on his America. At one time he pulled a trailer behind with his two kids in it, plus panniers. His wife rides a trusty old...
06-19-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By TiHabanero

Always liked this model from Nishiki, but for...

Always liked this model from Nishiki, but for some reason they just didn't sell well for us. I do believe it was a name recognition thing here in the Midwest. Fuji and Miyata were our other staple...
06-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By TiHabanero

Good news. Everything is cleared up. Doc had me...

Good news. Everything is cleared up. Doc had me do two weeks on an antibiotic and provided some kind of pill for the narrowing of the tube in the prostate. Seems to have worked. He said I can quite...
06-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By TiHabanero

Campagnolo interchangability chart

Is there a chart available that shows which Campagnolo components can be mixed together? I know model years affect compatibility with shifters, but are there other things such as chain rings being...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By TiHabanero

Unterhausen, this is what I have come to see as...

Unterhausen, this is what I have come to see as the best path forward. Already planning the next frame and will certainly do it differently!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,191
Posted By TiHabanero

50mm Butt Seat Tube

Any potential issues having a 50mm butt at the seat post end of a seat tube?
06-14-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,542
Posted By TiHabanero

Any significance to the number 4 on the tank?...

Any significance to the number 4 on the tank? Forth attempt? Forth success?
06-14-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By TiHabanero

Pain and agony are very effective teachers that...

Pain and agony are very effective teachers that leave lasting impression upon the body and mind!
06-14-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By TiHabanero

Probably not cheap tubes, but rather a bad batch...

Probably not cheap tubes, but rather a bad batch of tubes. We had a bad batch of tubes from Specialized that were defective back around 2010. Mold seams were splitting and presta valve stems easily...
06-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,075
Posted By TiHabanero

"the new bike has the exact same stack as the...

"the new bike has the exact same stack as the previous one. Reach, with a 90mm stem, is 8mm longer and I felt cramped. I switched to a 110mm stem and compensating with one less spacer, so the reach...
06-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By TiHabanero

All black bikes certainly have run their course....

All black bikes certainly have run their course. Overdone and overcooked. I do like the light blue of the Cdale, but if an all black bike blows your hair back and will ensure you ride it, then by all...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By TiHabanero

Using lugs. The tack method I use is to braze a...

Using lugs. The tack method I use is to braze a small amount of filler to the two point tips on the two point lug, then adjust and fill in the rest of the lug afterwards. Is there a better way of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By TiHabanero

BB shell brazed now what?

In the past I have brazed frames starting with the HT/DT joint first. This time around I started with the DT/BB shell and ST/BB shell joints first. Having not thought this through so completely, I am...
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