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07-02-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By tammons

MTB handlebar width?

Old Trek 830 Antelope, and I just upgraded most everything, but it still has the old handlebars.
Not sure if these handlebars are original or not. Most of the drivetrain had been upgraded when I got...
05-28-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

This is what I ended up with...

Bike Frame - Trek 830 Antelope 22" - Dimpled the chain stays for more wheel clearance. Dropouts were already spaced to 135mm. Was not straight and I had to reset after dimpling.
Seatpost - Shimano...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By tammons

So, how much would a 30# fatbike build cost,...

So, how much would a 30# fatbike build cost, roughly.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By tammons

I have no problem with used. And I am in no big...

I have no problem with used. And I am in no big hurry.
Now, after finishing 2 (rat type bikes) and having a fair amount of sand around here, I think I would like a fat bike.

How about 30#? What...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By tammons

Bike to start with to upgrade later with a 25-30# upgrade weight?

Bike to start with to upgrade later to a 25-30# upgrade weight?
Dont want to spend a fortune right now.
Would prefer to upgrade as I go.

Or I should build it from scratch = expensive?

How...
05-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By tammons

I re-adjusted the caliper and it seems like my...

I re-adjusted the caliper and it seems like my levers should work.
Thanks
05-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By tammons

Need a suggestion on MTB brake levers for Shimano BR-M375 Mechanical Disc Brakes

Need a suggestion on MTB brake levers for Shimano BR-M375 Mechanical Disc Brakes.
The levers I have dont have a long enough pull.

Thanks
05-01-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

Thanks I was just curious. Other tires I have...

Thanks I was just curious.
Other tires I have are only a mm or two.
These were more like 5-6mm.
05-01-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

Just out of curiosity, how far should the raised...

Just out of curiosity, how far should the raised witness line be from the edge of the rim?
04-29-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

I also have had tight and loose tires. But these...

I also have had tight and loose tires. But these are beyond loose.
And I would never feel comfortable riding on them.

I am returning them and buying Continental tires.

The PIA is I have been...
04-29-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

29mm internal width.

29mm internal width.
04-29-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

Guess it could have been. I will check it. ...

Guess it could have been. I will check it.
However, when I say loose, I can pass the wheel through the tire with no effort.

To me, it seems to be about 1/2" too large.
04-29-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

584, but its way to big.

584, but its way to big.
04-29-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By tammons

27.5 vs 650b vs 584 wheel/tire sizes... What am I missing?

So, I am under the assumption that the three above have the same bead diameter.
Have my 650b wheels set up and I ordered some WTB MTB 27.5x2.25 tires, and they are way too big.
They will actually...
04-14-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By tammons

Shimano freehub QR axle threading?

Shimano freehub QR axle threading?
Shimano FH-RS400

Is it 10mm x 24tpi or 10mm x 1?
04-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

Interesting. Thanks.

Interesting. Thanks.
04-13-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

I may opt for a new frame with better geometry,...

I may opt for a new frame with better geometry, but disc brakes are doable on the 830 frame.
Its been done before.
04-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

This is what I ended up with for now... ...

This is what I ended up with for now...

While waiting on spokes to rebuild my 700c Raleigh wheels, I put my old Weimann 605 brakes on the 830. They work fine for now, until I get my new 27.5 rims,...
04-12-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By tammons

I was just looking at that one. Thanks

I was just looking at that one. Thanks
04-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By tammons

Everything I have now is 36h. Just preference I...

Everything I have now is 36h. Just preference I guess.

Maybe I should go with 32h.
04-12-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By tammons

135mm Shimano 11 speed disc free hub 36H ??

135mm Shimano 11 speed disc free hub 36H ??

Is there such a rear hub?
I have looked everywhere and all I can find is 32H.
04-12-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

Your front forks look tighter than mine, but I...

Your front forks look tighter than mine, but I will have to look again.

Also, my calipers look like there is enough adjustment for 27.5 wheels
04-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

Since I am building (or buying) new wheels, I am...

Since I am building (or buying) new wheels, I am going to change hubs to disc brake hubs and work the brakes out later.
04-12-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

Reporting back for future reference. I think...

Reporting back for future reference.

I think this frame has already been cold set. It is 135mm now and will stay that way.
From what I read the rear dropouts should have originally been 126mm.
...
04-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

I have considered it. All the 830 components that...

I have considered it. All the 830 components that came with the frame were upgraded, so I will probably sell them off on Ebay.
04-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

87' 830 I already have 95% of the parts to...

87' 830

I already have 95% of the parts to put it on the road.
And I already have built 700 wheels with an 11 speed cassette and 35 tires, so I will try them out.
If I dont like that I will use...
04-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

I am pretty sure the rear is 126mm. But I will...

I am pretty sure the rear is 126mm.
But I will know when I get it.

Will probably go with 26 wheels. Sounds like thats what I will need to keep brake headaches at a minimum, and to fit large...
04-08-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

Thats what I am thinking about.

Thats what I am thinking about.
04-08-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

No wheels on it so far. I am buying a frame with...

No wheels on it so far. I am buying a frame with everything except 2 wheels and the seat.
Will cold set the rear triangles to 130mm. And swap it over to a 1x11 speed.

I have an extra set of 700c...
04-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

I have a set of 700c wheels and a set of 700x35...

I have a set of 700c wheels and a set of 700x35 tires, so easy enough to check once I get the frame.

However what I really want is a big cushy tire.

I might have to stick with 26 wheels and...
04-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By tammons

700x35 rims on a Trek 830?

Will 700 rims with fat tires fit on a Trek 830?
Thinking 700x35 rims and 700x55 tires.
04-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By tammons

Just bought a Trek 830 to rebuild into a gravel...

Just bought a Trek 830 to rebuild into a gravel bike, and My Raleigh will be set up as a road bike.
04-07-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By tammons

The narrow between the rear triangles frame is a...

The narrow between the rear triangles frame is a Raleigh Competition GS frame.
04-06-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By tammons

I was actually looking at an older rigid MTB...

I was actually looking at an older rigid MTB frame just now.
Thanks
04-06-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By tammons

Need a frame with a wider space between the rear...

Need a frame with a wider space between the rear triangles for 35-40- 45 tires.
Yes, I am considering the brakes.
I am sure there are plenty of frames out there.
But I live in the sticks and no...
04-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By tammons

Frame suggestions?

I am currently building a gravel bike from a road bike, however, the rear frame is so narrow, I dont think I can run over a 28 tire.
So, now I am considering switching over to a used frame of some...
03-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

Wanted a tire with more of a tread so I ordered...

Wanted a tire with more of a tread so I ordered 700x32 Continental Contact Plus tires.

If I go back to road tires, it will be Gatorskins. My nephew swears by them.
03-29-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

Okay. The Marathon Plus HS were returned a while...

Okay. The Marathon Plus HS were returned a while ago for a lighter tire. They were tight.
Then I bought the Mondial which is way loose. The Mondials are the ones that I have now that are very loose...
03-29-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

The last set I had were SCHWALBE Marathon Plus HS...

The last set I had were SCHWALBE Marathon Plus HS Wire Tire.
They were very tight just like yours.
03-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

I bought them as 700x35 tires. They are...

I bought them as 700x35 tires.

They are Schwabe Marathon Mondial, marked 37-622 [28x1.4-700x35C]

Maybe its just a bad batch of tires.
03-29-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

The tires I have now will slip over the rim...

The tires I have now will slip over the rim easily with no tools.
03-28-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By tammons

Tires again

I bought 700x35 tires but they dont fit my 700c rims. So I am tire shopping again.
What I am returning are Schwalbe Marathon Mondial RaceGuard tires.
Use is 50/50 gravel road, so a flat center...
03-27-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By tammons

Not sure if its an old hub. Its this one. ...

Not sure if its an old hub.
Its this one.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M62NHP3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I first turned it over it had a couple of rough...
03-27-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By tammons

Shimano Ultegra hub feels rough

I bought a new front hub, but when I spin it by hand it feels a bit rough.
Its almost like the cones are too tight.
Is this normal?
Out of the box, I would expect it to be super smooth.
03-26-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By tammons

This is the rear wheel, and I just want to make...

This is the rear wheel, and I just want to make sure the drive side is not crazy high, and or the other side is not too low.
03-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By tammons

It is currently dished within a couple of mm. It...

It is currently dished within a couple of mm. It is true with 10/1000th. Round within 10.
03-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By tammons

I have a Park tension gage coming. My rim is...

I have a Park tension gage coming.

My rim is straight and true.
I am curious how far off I am.
03-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By tammons

Weinmann 700c aluminum rims 36H with Sapim race...

Weinmann 700c aluminum rims 36H with Sapim race DB spokes.
03-25-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By tammons

Spoke tension chart for wheels.

Spoke tension chart for different wheels.
Is there one on the internet somewhere?

Thanks
03-19-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By tammons

Opinion needed - do you guys use spoke nipple washers ?

Opinion needed - do you guys use spoke nipple washers ?
Ordering stuff and I am curious.
Seems like a good idea.

Thanks
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