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06-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
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: 26
Views: 515
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: 15
Views: 745
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: 46
Views: 1,843
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: 31
Views: 970
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: 8,822
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: 1,031
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: 15
Views: 745
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: 15
Views: 745
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: 15
Views: 745
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: 1,253
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: 70
Views: 3,942
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: 264
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: 331
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: 814
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: 734
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: 283
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: 1,598
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: 1,253
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: 1,406
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: 1,443
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: 519
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: 38
Views: 1,755
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: 527
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: 1,598
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: 1,598
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...
06-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,755
Posted By TiHabanero

I am inclined to focus on the fit of the bike,...

I am inclined to focus on the fit of the bike, ie, forward weight bias onto the hands, wrists, elbows. I wonder if the fit is a bit more scrunched and the bars slightly lower than previous bike.
06-11-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,219
Posted By TiHabanero

For those of us that like to smell good, take Dr....

For those of us that like to smell good, take Dr. Bronners Pepermint Castile Soap in liquid form, mix in some super fine sand and wash hands. Do this outside as the sand will settle in horizontal...
06-11-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By TiHabanero

The balance learning concept of pedal-less bikes...

The balance learning concept of pedal-less bikes certainly works. With my kids they wanted to pedal a bike like dad did so I put training wheels on the bikes and we rode around and around the block...
06-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By TiHabanero

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of...

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of headsets I could not get from our distributors. They were a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.
06-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By TiHabanero

Necessity is the mother of innovation....

Necessity is the mother of innovation. Frankenbars for sure! Nicely done.
06-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By TiHabanero

Prostatitis and More

Last November I had the extreme pleasure of keeping an appointment set with Doctor Thickfinger for a colonoscopy. Don't recall what was said or done, but I am sure it was a fine affair. Since then I...
06-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By TiHabanero

Using my crusty old 1986 Campy NR brakes and pads...

Using my crusty old 1986 Campy NR brakes and pads with equally crusty old Araya rims produced lots and lots of aluminum bits stuck in the pads. Changed pads and rims to new stuff and problem went...
06-05-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By TiHabanero

Good stand. The clamp is similar to the shop...

Good stand. The clamp is similar to the shop level clamp. If really reefing on a stuck bolt or something, the stand is not heavy enough to hold everything steady. This is true for all portable...
06-05-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By TiHabanero

I did not read all the posts, however was a new...

I did not read all the posts, however was a new chain installed with the original cassette and tested for skipping?

Had a customer back in 1999 that bought a new Rockhopper from us to commute...
06-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks to be a Raleigh frame in the close up shots...

Looks to be a Raleigh frame in the close up shots of the seat cluster, dropouts and fork crown.
06-05-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By TiHabanero

Being the 75th year post D-Day, it is humbling to...

Being the 75th year post D-Day, it is humbling to note that 90% of the first wave of soldiers to storm the beaches were killed. My dad never, ever talked about the war to us kids, only talked to my...
06-05-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By TiHabanero

Aircaddy.com Great reusable bike box that...

Aircaddy.com

Great reusable bike box that doesn't cost and arm and a leg. Works much like a car top fork mount bike carrier. Just remove the saddle and seat post together along with the front...
06-04-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By TiHabanero

Sold Serotta's. Good bikes, but the Davidson is...

Sold Serotta's. Good bikes, but the Davidson is simply perfection done better.
06-04-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By TiHabanero

Having hired and fired bike shop employees, I can...

Having hired and fired bike shop employees, I can tell you attitude is the key. The second best sales person I had was a girl who knew absolutely nothing about bikes, but I loved having her attitude...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,714
Posted By TiHabanero

I am not singling out carbon frames, but am...

I am not singling out carbon frames, but am making a statement about all frames regardless of material. When questioned about how we inspected the frame be it metal or resin, and they ask what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By TiHabanero

Seattle Forest, you need to learn to cuss like a...

Seattle Forest, you need to learn to cuss like a sailor not a civilian. I learned the difference in the Navy and it does make a big difference! I offer lessons at 50 bucks an hour if interested....
05-31-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,928
Posted By TiHabanero

Over the past 5 years my diet has dramatically...

Over the past 5 years my diet has dramatically changed as I am eating more meat and less carbs. Sugar is evil, and my body lets me know it. Vegan is appealing as I really like spiced food, however I...
05-31-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,228
Posted By TiHabanero

BlazingPedals, the front tire is not mounted...

BlazingPedals, the front tire is not mounted backwards. it is correctly mounted orientation for a motorcycle and the direction arrows will bear this out.
05-31-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By TiHabanero

I had the 2100 variant of this bike and would not...

I had the 2100 variant of this bike and would not consider the frame as "stiff". More of an all day cruiser for my 230 pound butt. 58cm. Nice flexy comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,714
Posted By TiHabanero

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the...

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the victim of the unseen crack and he was gracious enough to be satisfied with a new frame. He advised us to turn down any frame inspections of this nature....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By TiHabanero

As a hobby builder and one trained in mechanical...

As a hobby builder and one trained in mechanical drawing before the wide spread use of CAD, I use a large full scale drawing of the frame and measure against the drawing plus lay the frame to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By TiHabanero

I thought about heating it up, but not sure that...

I thought about heating it up, but not sure that would have prevented the lug distortion since I was looking for 3 degrees or more. Got the new lug and moved it only 1 degree and will adjust to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,714
Posted By TiHabanero

No longer inspecting frames for crash damage

Our shop is no longer inspecting frames for crash damage. It started with a carbon frame that harbored a crack for 3 months and then it catastrophically failed in the down tube. We never experienced...
05-29-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By TiHabanero

Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

This past weekend my son visited and we went for a vintage ride. I put him on the Red SL Ochsner. A mile down the road and he exclaimed, "Wow! This is so smooth!" He exclaimed this sentiment several...
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