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04-12-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Hmmm, perhaps there is too much tension on the...

Hmmm, perhaps there is too much tension on the mount screw?

1) shift the bike to the smallest cog (high gear), to take tension out of the cable
2) loosen the screw (flathead) that mounts the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,409
Posted By Tim_Iowa

It may be easier to remove the wheel if you take...

It may be easier to remove the wheel if you take the QR skewer out completely (mind the springs!). The knob on the drive-side end of the skewer can foul on the RD body.
04-12-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Possible causes: FD adjustment (limit screws) ...

Possible causes:
FD adjustment (limit screws)
bent derailleur cage, or mount
cable friction
failed cable or housing

Sounds like you're checking the limit screws already. Do I understand...
04-12-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Unfortunately, I think that's the crux of the...

Unfortunately, I think that's the crux of the problem. You say to yourself "At 5'4", I don't consider myself "extra-small"."
But bike sizes are designed around dudes, even though women are...
04-12-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tim_Iowa

It doesn't, directly. But it's tough to...

It doesn't, directly.

But it's tough to design a bike with a short enough top tube for a small woman if the bike is designed around 29er (622 with 2" tires) wheels. By no means impossible, but...
04-12-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Adult humans come in more than two sizes. :) ...

Adult humans come in more than two sizes. :)

Although the 559/26" and 622/700c/29" wheel sizes seem eternal, there have always been alternative diameters, both smaller and in-between.
For...
04-11-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I'm a big fan of Jones bars; I have Jones Loops...

I'm a big fan of Jones bars; I have Jones Loops on two of my bikes.

There are lots of "alt" bars now, here's an article:...
04-11-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Yes, geometry for shorter riders is one of the...

Yes, geometry for shorter riders is one of the reasons that bikes with 27.5" wheels are gaining in popularity.

26" wheel MTBs worked great for shorter riders. 29" wheel MTBs work great for many...
04-11-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Thanks! I got the red bag as a warranty...

Thanks! I got the red bag as a warranty replacement from Revelate after I busted the zipper on the black one (don't overload it!). At first I wasn't sure, but now I love the splash of color. In...
04-11-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Old-fashioned "manual" front shifting! Yes,...

Old-fashioned "manual" front shifting!

Yes, you could use the proper MTB front derailleur (still have the original?) with a friction left shifter. That shifter could be a bar-end, on the stem, on...
04-10-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Aaaah, you've encountered the MTB/Road...

Aaaah, you've encountered the MTB/Road incompatibility problem. Welcome to the support group.
jsigone has it correct, the issue is the different cable pull between the MTB front derailleur and the...
04-04-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tim_Iowa

IF the bike can fit 650 x 47 tires between the...

IF the bike can fit 650 x 47 tires between the chainstays, it will definitely have the vertical clearance for fenders.

The 650 x 47 tire (678 total diameter) is 24 mm smaller in diameter than a...
04-04-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,461
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Samba have pretty flexible soles; it's part of...

Samba have pretty flexible soles; it's part of what makes them so comfortable.

Some folks prefer a shoe with a stiffer sole, to keep the shoe sole from "folding" around the pedal. But that...
03-17-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Not very tricky. A couple tips: 1) you have to...

Not very tricky. A couple tips:
1) you have to push the loop at the end of the fender stay into the breakaway tab very firmly.
2) you'll have to re-adjust (and possibly trim) the fender stays,...
03-15-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

SKS fenders do not include a set of breakaway...

SKS fenders do not include a set of breakaway tabs for the rear fenders, just the front. Uncharachteristic, for the uber-safe Germans.

I bought them separate, they're widely available and...
03-13-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Many of us are not in peak "hill climbing" shape,...

Many of us are not in peak "hill climbing" shape, and have struggled with getting lower gears on a road-type bicycle. In order to lower the gearing, you have two factors to change: smaller chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,566
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Although Compass tires are made by Panaracer,...

Although Compass tires are made by Panaracer, they are quite different than Panaracer-branded tires. They use different casings and compounds.

Compass tires roll noticeably faster than a...
03-11-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Yep, I did the same on my Foundry. I used a long...

Yep, I did the same on my Foundry. I used a long bolt and some plastic spacers from the hardware store. Thankfully, the TRP HY/RD brakes don't protrude as much as the adjustment knobs on cable...
03-11-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 31,641
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Not yet, I have tubes in them to shape them for...

Not yet, I have tubes in them to shape them for now. And I may not go tubeless for the moment; I'm not sure if I'm going to keep these tires on or switch to Barlows once the dirt is dry (and the...
03-09-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Yes, it looks like there's a breakaway tab...

Yes, it looks like there's a breakaway tab installed on the front fender in the picture. I don't know why SKS doesn't include them for the rear as well, but you can add them.

The PDW FMF fender...
03-09-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I like the build on that bike. I really like the...

I like the build on that bike. I really like the HY/RD brakes on mine. Keep the rotor true and run the pads close for excellent brake feel.

Are the fenders included in the model you're buying? ...
03-09-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tim_Iowa

And I'm saying that these ...

And I'm saying that these
https://ridepdw.com/products/full-metal-fenders-safety-tabs
work with the round aluminum stays on Velo Orange and PDW FMF fenders. They most likely fit Berthoud and...
03-09-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Nope, you mounted them correctly. What I'm...

Nope, you mounted them correctly.

What I'm saying is that you can buy a pair of these:
https://www.modernbike.com/sks-front-fender-breakaway-mount-sold-each
And add them to the rear stays. ...
03-09-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 31,641
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I just put Compass Steilacooms on my gravel bike....

I just put Compass Steilacooms on my gravel bike. Only pavement riding so far, where they are smooth, fast, and cush but with a little hum from the tread.

No report on off-pavement riding; the...
03-09-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,876
Posted By Tim_Iowa

test https://flic.kr/p/22goq5s

test
https://flic.kr/p/22goq5s
03-09-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Do you shrink the file size first? EDIT: ...

Do you shrink the file size first?

EDIT: Never mind, I figured out Flickr links. Thanks for all the help, sorry for the garbage.
03-09-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,876
Posted By Tim_Iowa

https://imgur.com/a/ee3RQ

https://imgur.com/a/ee3RQ
03-09-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Manage Attachments keeps failing to upload my...

Manage Attachments keeps failing to upload my images. Gives me a "security token" error. Maybe because I'm on a work PC? Didn't give me grief last time I used it (~2 years ago). Hmmm.

My...
03-09-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Ok, sorry for a garbage post but can someone PM...

Ok, sorry for a garbage post but can someone PM me how to upload photos now-adays? I haven't figured it out since photobucket went stupid
03-09-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,038
Posted By Tim_Iowa

The clearance on my frame (Foundry Auger) is...

The clearance on my frame (Foundry Auger) is tight. I use 45 mm fenders over 38 mm tires, but only if the tires are slick (Barlow Pass) or semi-slick (like Challenge GGs).
...
03-09-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Well how do you think I found out? :lol: ...

Well how do you think I found out? :lol: Hopefully someone will read this before they figure it out the hard way.

I picked up a stick in the rear wheel on my Rivendell, it grabbed the bottom...
03-08-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tim_Iowa

And you can add the SKS safety tabs to the rear...

And you can add the SKS safety tabs to the rear as well. They're like $5 a pair.
Replies: 27
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I HIGHLY recommend that you have the shop add in...

I HIGHLY recommend that you have the shop add in some safety quick-releases for at least the front fender stays, but optimally both front and rear.

PDW's FMF Safety Tabs are $9 a set, work...
03-07-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Hmmm, I've never had a problem. A "standard"...

Hmmm, I've never had a problem. A "standard" metric hex set or multi-tool for bicycles should include the 2, 2.5, and 3 mm hex keys. It's definitely one of those sizes.
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I agree with jj. 23" frame is too tall for...

I agree with jj.

23" frame is too tall for you.

And the Traveler was pretty low-end. Just above the World/World Sport. Decent bike for basic transportation, kinda heavy. 700c means it's...
03-07-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I had a Giordana XL-Eco, which is a later...

I had a Giordana XL-Eco, which is a later generation than yours. I think yours is early 90s, and mine was mid 90s. Billato made mine, don't know about your generation. But Billato made Oria-tubed...
03-07-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,935
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Perhaps the 50+ folks were the only cyclists...

Perhaps the 50+ folks were the only cyclists secure enough in their "roadie" identity to admit they could use a smaller crankset... :)



The VO looked great on my Roadeo.
...
03-07-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,135
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Yep, I'm seeing whitewalls and blackwalls in 571,...

Yep, I'm seeing whitewalls and blackwalls in 571, but no skinwalls. Whitewalls were definitely "a thing" during the middleweight era.

I used to own a Schwinn Racer (3-speed EF "lightweight") that...
03-06-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,135
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Yep, my mistake. You're all over it. ...

Yep, my mistake. You're all over it.

Modern bike does sell a 571 x 28, but that's still too skinny for a vintage Schwinn....
Forum: Touring
03-06-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,848
Posted By Tim_Iowa

What a great thread for Rohloff resources! ...

What a great thread for Rohloff resources!

Also a great answer to the OP's question: can I do this myself? Answer is 24 posts long, soooo, maybe? Maybe not worth it? Maybe best left to the...
Forum: Touring
03-06-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Those are great brake pads. Just make sure that...

Those are great brake pads. Just make sure that you get the ones with the appropriate mounting system (threaded post or smooth post; they're available in both).

With good new pads, new cables,...
03-06-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,135
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I sent an email to ModernBike to get them to fix...

I sent an email to ModernBike to get them to fix that tire listing. They're usually very good about fixing stuff like this (it's not the first time they've messed up 650b/650c, BTW).

Clement...
03-06-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Tim_Iowa

I'm also suggesting that the Touring forum is...

I'm also suggesting that the Touring forum is probably the best place for this thread.
03-06-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Saleh- I like that you're doing tons of...

Saleh-

I like that you're doing tons of research, and that you're looking at "true" touring bikes from trusted manufacturers.

However, I would recommend that you buy a "very good" production...
03-06-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Tim_Iowa

That's a decent solution, actually. ...

That's a decent solution, actually.
Campagnolo front Ergopower shifters aren't really indexed, so you can probably get them to work with the MTB FD in double mode.
And you can index a 9-speed...
03-05-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Shifting: DA 7700 is the 9-speed group, and yes...

Shifting:
DA 7700 is the 9-speed group, and yes that right shifter will index a 9-speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur perfectly.

HOWEVER
the left shifter will not index with a MTB front...
03-05-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Wookalia-- Rivendell has classic solutions...

Wookalia--

Rivendell has classic solutions to most of your problems.
https://www.rivbike.com/
Heavy duty racks, fenders, baskets, and lights, and it would all work fit well on your old Stumpy....
03-05-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Tim_Iowa

A nice big rear-view mirror helps a lot. At...

A nice big rear-view mirror helps a lot. At least you can see the threats and anticipate.

Get her good lights and reflectors so she feels confident that traffic will see her.
03-05-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Tim_Iowa

If you: * weigh 122 kilos, * want to carry a...

If you:
* weigh 122 kilos,
* want to carry a heavy load, and
* want a bike that doesn't need a lot of maintenance,
then I believe you should be looking at "true" touring bikes with steel...
03-05-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Tim_Iowa

Most so-called "gravel bikes" are based on...

Most so-called "gravel bikes" are based on cyclocross frames, which are based on road frames, so they use a 68 mm wide BB shell.

You have a MTB with a wider shell. If you try to put a road...
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