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04-06-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Helderberg

What ever works for you. Frank.

What ever works for you.
Frank.
04-05-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Helderberg

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It is a pedal extension. The pedal has the flats for the wrench and...
04-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Helderberg

Shimano shifter/brake 7020.

Was trying to find a video or exploded view of the brake piston engagement with the brake lever on the new 7020 Shimano. It has a considerable amount of slack before the brake is actuated and it has...
04-02-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By Helderberg

Nice looking setups. What wheels did you get for...

Nice looking setups. What wheels did you get for the road tires? Also what tires did you go with?
Be safe, Frank.
04-02-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Helderberg

I have a Topstone alloy 105 also and I have...

I have a Topstone alloy 105 also and I have considered the same changes. I agree with SteveB. that the crank is a a very marginal gain unless you make a drastic change to the gear range. Wheels are...
03-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Helderberg

For what it's worth I had a Quick 7 with a moly...

For what it's worth I had a Quick 7 with a moly fork and bought a Quick 3 with carbon blades. The 3 is much better in my perception for vibration dampening but I do not take it off road at all. I...
03-29-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Helderberg

This may sound like a dumb question but have you...

This may sound like a dumb question but have you checked the sidewall of your tires to see what the pressure range is for them? I run my 37mm x 700 on my Topstone at 45lbs front and 48lbs rear. Just...
03-29-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By Helderberg

I will give another vote for a test ride on a...

I will give another vote for a test ride on a Topstone 105 alloy. I've had the bike now for about 5 months and have enjoyed it very much. Not saying it is perfect for you but worth a test ride if you...
03-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By Helderberg

I have a Hybrid that is set up for comfort but I...

I have a Hybrid that is set up for comfort but I have found the Topstone is just perfect for this old body. To each his own but it is worth a look in my humble opinion.
Frank.
03-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By Helderberg

I bought a Topstone alloy 105 and I am 190 lbs...

I bought a Topstone alloy 105 and I am 190 lbs and 71 years old. I have no desire to go off roading but the gravel geometry is very comfortable but yet fast. The Cannondale frame fits me but i would...
03-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you. Much appreciated. Frank.

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Frank.
03-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Helderberg

Shimano brake bleed funnel.

I ordered the Shimano brake bleed kit and while it fits my Sora levers it does not fit my 105 levers. Is there a different funnel I can order or an adapter?
Any information would be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By Helderberg

It is not going to hurt your riding and could...

It is not going to hurt your riding and could help you. I would keep it but that is up to you.
Frank.
03-12-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,611
Posted By Helderberg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is how I mounted the mirror to my visor. Drilled three holes and two zip...
02-26-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Helderberg

Thanks for the update. I also have been, sick,...

Thanks for the update. I also have been, sick, sidelined with the flu, and have missed some very good riding days in Feb but atleast I am on the mend. My other thought was to just get the same tires...
02-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Helderberg

Mine are stock 700 x 37c and I really like them...

Mine are stock 700 x 37c and I really like them so far. Only have about 800 miles on them but have performed very well on road and packed dirt/gravel. I don't ride in the rain so I have no...
02-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By Helderberg

Ride it as is. I have Sora on my second bike and...

Ride it as is. I have Sora on my second bike and it works well. The 105 on my Topstone is great gearing for my terrain and old legs. Ride it first and that will give you some real time feed back as...
02-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Helderberg

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in...

I went with the 105 version and it has filled in all the boxes I wanted. I rode a very nice Specialized, new old stock and do not remember the model, but it just wasn't a fit. The Topstone feels good...
02-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you for the information. I think I will...

Thank you for the information. I think I will leave it alone and just learn to modulate my brakes better this summer.
Frank.
02-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Helderberg

160mm rotor to 180mm

If I wanted to change my front rotor from a 160mm to a 180mm would I need to shim the caliper to accept it? I have looked at Youtube videos and only saw MTB applications where they used a "bracket"...
02-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By Helderberg

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one...

Having not ridden the Revolt 2 this is a one sided remark. I ride the alloy Topstone 105 and have found the bike works very well as a complete system. In my case I have no intention of drastically...
01-27-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By Helderberg

I got back into bikes about four years ago at 67...

I got back into bikes about four years ago at 67 years of age and bought a very well used Schwinn MTB. From there I went to a hybrid, sold that and added a better hybrid,kept the better hybrid and...
01-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Helderberg

I ride an alloy Topstone and I love it but before...

I ride an alloy Topstone and I love it but before you spend money on a new bike I would rent or if possible burrow a bike of the type and price range you are looking at. Then you can have a direct...
01-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By Helderberg

As a last resort, have you removed the DER from...

As a last resort, have you removed the DER from the bike frame and examined the action? Off the bike you might get a better idea as to what is limiting the action of the fence?
I ended up doing this...
01-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Helderberg

WOW!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to...

WOW!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me. This is so much better than the online manual. I can not thank you enough. If you ever have a question about domestic plumbing fixtures please...
01-19-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Helderberg

At this point I have the high limit screw set so...

At this point I have the high limit screw set so the outer edge of the FD cage is out as far as I feel is safe. If I set ti out further I also pick up contact on the inner cage when the rear cogs are...
01-19-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Helderberg

Shimano 105 R7000 Front Derailleur

I am having a heck of a time adjusting the trim portion of the R7000 front D on my gravel bike. It came along with the 105 mech group so all of the supporting pieces match up. The lack of a barrel...
01-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Helderberg

Sorry. Frank.

Sorry.
Frank.
01-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Helderberg

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but...

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but I run these on my gravel bike.Shimano 105 R7020 hydraulic disc brakes.Frank.
01-17-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,301
Posted By Helderberg

Four from two daughters. One Boy, three young...

Four from two daughters. One Boy, three young ladies. Two here where we live and two in Penn.
Frank.
01-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Helderberg

You called it. We bought the house in 99 and...

You called it. We bought the house in 99 and during the inspection process the Radon was just over the legal limit. We have an extraction system that has lowered the number well below the...
01-05-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By Helderberg

Nice looking rig. Hope you have many great miles...

Nice looking rig. Hope you have many great miles on it.
Frank.
01-03-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Helderberg

Where ever he laid his hat was his home. And when...

Where ever he laid his hat was his home. And when he died all, he left us was alone.
12-30-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Helderberg

Holy Cow, your amazing. Last night I had BEER!!!...

Holy Cow, your amazing. Last night I had BEER!!! Two as a matter of fact. I am really beginning to like this rock. :beer:
Be safe all and thanks for the responses, Frank.
12-29-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Helderberg

I found this rock!

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My wife wanted me to bring this home ans put it in her rock garden.I explained...
12-28-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations on a true milestone. I was able...

Congratulations on a true milestone. I was able to reach 1100 miles this year and hope to reach 2000 next. You put in the time and energy and made it happen.
Frank.
12-24-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,533
Posted By Helderberg

I only logged 1,115 miles but 64,500 ft elev gain...

I only logged 1,115 miles but 64,500 ft elev gain this year according to my Strava account. My quick 3 has a 50/34 crank and had the rear cogs swapped out with a 11/36. My Topstone runs the stock...
12-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,424
Posted By Helderberg

I will second the Quick line with the possibility...

I will second the Quick line with the possibility of the 2. I have the 2018 version, the 3, and swapped out the rear cogs for a 11-36 with the requisite rear DR. I changed it because of my 71 year...
12-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helderberg

Thank you all for the additional information. I...

Thank you all for the additional information. I need decent puncture resistance as there is constant building going on around here and with the nails and screws I have found I could build my own...
12-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helderberg

I had Kenda on a bike a couple of years ago and...

I had Kenda on a bike a couple of years ago and they were a decent tire. What size, width, are you running? Also, what is the issue with them when it goes down toward freezing? Does the sidewall...
12-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helderberg

Honestly, this was kind of what I was thinking. ...

Honestly, this was kind of what I was thinking.
Thank you all for your suggestions. I run the tire pressure on the lower end of the spectrum in the hope that it will absorb some of the road...
12-19-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Helderberg

Help with Tire choice.

I am currently running Schwalbe Lugano, 700 x 32c, K-Guard, tires on my Quick and have had no problems with them over about 800 miles. I run them at 70 psi and I ride blacktop streets and in NC...
12-12-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By Helderberg

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;21243023]Regarding the gearing...

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;21243023]Regarding the gearing combo discussion above- very few of us can crank out 80rpm on gravel using a 50/11 combo for extended periods of time, so the loss of top end speed is...
12-12-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By Helderberg

For what it's worth. I ride Cannondale and have a...

For what it's worth. I ride Cannondale and have a Quick 3 and a Topstone 105. The 3 has a 50-34 crank with a 11-36, I had the rear cogs swapped, and the 105 has a 46-30 crank with a 11-34 cog set....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Helderberg

I ride Cannondale but you could give a Giant a...

I ride Cannondale but you could give a Giant a look. Not all of your parameters but they have some models in your budget. If your going to stick with riding, for fun or more, than the Synapse will be...
12-07-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Helderberg

Congratulations. Nice work and bike. Frank.

Congratulations. Nice work and bike.
Frank.
12-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Helderberg

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get...

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get dressed, check tire pressure, set my Strava, tighten my helmet straps, the snow has melted.
Be safe and enjoy, Frank.
12-01-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Helderberg

Just a great day.

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I was wishing the sun would not set and I didn't have to end the ride.
Frank.
11-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,698
Posted By Helderberg

I am 71, have had back surgery and loss of muscle...

I am 71, have had back surgery and loss of muscle mass due to nerve damage. So far this year I have clocked 1061 miles and I still have a month and a half to reach 1200.
Don't let a number stop you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Helderberg

I am the last one to talk about "needing" up...

I am the last one to talk about "needing" up grades, guilty as charged, but I would suggest you go for a ride on a new bike of your choosing. That way you can see if your thinking is warranted or...
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