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10-17-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By sch

Even without the sealant it will be hard to get...

Even without the sealant it will be hard to get an air tight patch on that large a hole. Back in the '70s when a good tubular was $8-15
I repaired them but it was a PITA.
10-16-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By sch

The OP problem in part is that the Panaracer is...

The OP problem in part is that the Panaracer is the ONLY tire found on google search for this size rim (520 rim, nominally 24"). I too had this problem on my first set of 406 rims, which turned out...
10-16-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By sch

I have recommended Pedro plastic tire tools as...

I have recommended Pedro plastic tire tools as well because of their strength relative to Park style or other
varieties of plastic tire tools. Their width may make use on a tight 520 sized wheel a...
10-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By sch

One other approach is to put the shell in the...

One other approach is to put the shell in the freezer for 30-60 minutes before install. It will shrink enough to
reduce the force needed. Helps to have everything ready to go when you take it out of...
10-11-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By sch

dsbrandt raises the ? of lever arm and how high...

dsbrandt raises the ? of lever arm and how high one should risk mounting the bar above the top tube. IMO of the three options: high rise stem($10-100), new fork with
longer steering tube ($100-300)...
10-03-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By sch

Ah, the modern age: all those chargers plugged...

Ah, the modern age: all those chargers plugged in..... A number of locals did the across NC tour some years back when it rained essentially every day, lots of bail outs on that tour.
It is...
10-03-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By sch

I was also assuming peak to trough height on the...

I was also assuming peak to trough height on the teeth at 5/16 but really closer to 0.13", after I decided to go to the garage and look at some
soon to be recycled cogs from 10 spd cassettes: 15T...
10-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By sch

Just guessing but IF the width of the square is...

Just guessing but IF the width of the square is intended to bottom out on the square taper part of the spindle, then I
am assuming the square cutout is no more than 0.5" wide, so your circle is...
10-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By sch

Looks more like a join between the smooth part of...

Looks more like a join between the smooth part of the CF tube and the 'dimpled' part of the CF.
Doubt a coin tap would help. Probably needs bike shop eval if the you are first owner and a
warranty...
10-01-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By sch

Reminded me of an attempt ~yr 2000 to remove a...

Reminded me of an attempt ~yr 2000 to remove a freewheel from a rear hub in place since ~1974. Used a vice to clamp the FW remover and grabbed the rims and
after carefully checking which direction...
09-29-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By sch

Is cuyd an artful troll? lead paint? 9V cell...

Is cuyd an artful troll? lead paint? 9V cell charger? This must be leftover from the '60s for the paint or the '90s for the charger.
09-25-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By sch

IME a 9spd chain will work on a 10spd cassette IF...

IME a 9spd chain will work on a 10spd cassette IF the cassette does not have any single step jumps from cog to cog (ie 11->12 or 13->14).
Single step differences are close enough that the next cog...
09-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By sch

Looking at the two bikes side by side, the Q3 has...

Looking at the two bikes side by side, the Q3 has more drop in the top tube than the Topstone but the other main difference is
drop bars versus straight bar. You will note little difference in the...
09-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By sch

Just change the tape every other ride or so and...

Just change the tape every other ride or so and call it good as long as it holds air.
09-19-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By sch

We were in Incline Village for a wedding ~8 or so...

We were in Incline Village for a wedding ~8 or so yrs ago. Road around the lake looked a bit dicey for single bikes with a lot a blind curves/short choppy hills that
would make for nerve wracking...
09-07-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By sch

No, the combo will work very well. Shimano is...

No, the combo will work very well. Shimano is very conservative in their coverage ratings.
09-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By sch

My experience transitioning from myopia with...

My experience transitioning from myopia with -11diopter glasses pre cataract and good vision from 1" to ~6" from
the eye surface was a bad week between one surgery and the next as one eye was now...
09-04-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,128
Posted By sch

I was fortunate to find a few enthusiasts on BF...

I was fortunate to find a few enthusiasts on BF about 5-7 yrs ago interested in my vintage debris. I sold it off for about what I paid
for it back in the '70s but apparently the buyers were happy. ...
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By sch

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short...

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short retractable tube from pump to tube valve and
has a flip out top handly that improves leverage and best of all a flip out step on at the base so
you...
09-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By sch

Sounds like the cables are way too loose if the...

Sounds like the cables are way too loose if the housing pops out of the 'handlebar' by which I
assume you mean the brake levers. Since the bike is USED return to sender not likely feasible,
but...
08-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By sch

Doubt there is more than a cm difference in SS...

Doubt there is more than a cm difference in SS cage lengths between the 6700 and 8000 RD, I suspect the change in mounting bolt
versus pivot would account for the biggest difference in RD max...
08-21-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By sch

Well you could start with Sheldon:...

Well you could start with Sheldon: https://sheldonbrown.com/nexus-mech.html
and a briefer note at How To Maintain Your Internal Geared Hub, Nexus 7 IGH bMHR...
08-21-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By sch

Inner thigh: rubbing against saddle. Skin tag...

Inner thigh: rubbing against saddle. Skin tag removal is a possible DIY, either as fiftysix with small ones, although a razor sharp knife is an
option as nail clippers don't always bite evenly. ...
08-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By sch

Very minor local arm pain for me with both...

Very minor local arm pain for me with both zostavax and more recently shingrix. Local Sams had a list for shingrix and this resulted in about
2 month wait for the shots, now 5months later...
08-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By sch

Before you get too excited, try putting the...

Before you get too excited, try putting the crankset in your freezer for an hour or so and then install it.
This will shrink the OD by enough to simplify insertion, considerably less force will be...
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By sch

Sticking with 10 spd, Shimano has 11-32/34/36t...

Sticking with 10 spd, Shimano has 11-32/34/36t cassettes that will work on your Tiagra RD as direct drop ins.
At worst with the 11-36 you might need a cassette hanger extender available on amazon...
08-19-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By sch

Normal aluminum 'corrosion' is oxide a few...

Normal aluminum 'corrosion' is oxide a few thousands of an inch thick. What you have looks like prolonged exposure
to deicing salts on winter roads without cleaning or rinsing. Best bet is mild...
08-18-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
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: 474
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: 474
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: 21
Views: 4,963
Posted By sch

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail This...

Joel Dickman, contact me at sch1943atgmail This is a project I was planning to do ~sometime~
now I have a reason to start.


Followup: made two mid-drive axles and sent them to Joel for nominal...
08-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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: 834
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: 402
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: 589
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: 1,332
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: 834
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: 526
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: 21
Views: 4,963
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: 565
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: 20
Views: 1,363
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: 1,054
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: 790
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: 37
Views: 2,618
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: 37
Views: 2,618
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: 1,091
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: 74
Views: 6,863
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: 406
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: 625
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: 625
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...
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