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Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Then you probably have your answer. I would not...

Then you probably have your answer. I would not be able to tour on that combination of gears, but that might work great for you. I suspect you are a high cadence rider and do not apply a lot of...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Indigo82

Let me tell you my views and what works for me. I...

Let me tell you my views and what works for me. I have tripple at the front 42-32-22 and 14-34 at the back. I have 26 inch wheels. My gear inches are both low at low and high end i.e. 16.8 to 78. I...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By CargoDane

I have a rohloff hub with a belt drive using a...

I have a rohloff hub with a belt drive using a 46T front sprocket and a 19T rear sprocket. On a 26" nominal wheel, that gives me a range of 17.6 to 92.3 gear inches.
I do use the lowest two gears -...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since you previously ran a 48/34, you could have...

Since you previously ran a 48/34, you could have easily ridden the bike for several days in only the 34 to figure out if that was a realistic option. My road bike has a 50/34 compact double, I can...
11-08-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By dedhed

Take the screw out and go to your local real...

Take the screw out and go to your local real hardware store (Ace Tru Value etc) and match the threads, but longer
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By saddlesores

look, this should be really easy, barely an...

look, this should be really easy, barely an inconvenience.

you've got the bike, you've got racks, you've got packs.
best of all, the bike already has some gears.

get you a notebook, and note...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Trevtassie

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high...

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high enough for long downhills. I like to keep my legs a little bit loaded when descending after a long climb, otherwise you get that Lead Legs "lactic acid"...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By rifraf

This is one of the likely many calculators around...

This is one of the likely many calculators around and you may (or may not) decide its interesting enough to explore
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
Best of luck whatever your choice
...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By djb

black and white, old habits from photography. ...

black and white, old habits from photography.
without knowing your bikes wheel size and tires, it's up to you to go to a gearing calculator to get your gear inch numbers, and the different top gear...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By rifraf

The reality is, only you can tell OP. What...

The reality is, only you can tell OP.
What works for one, doesn't work for another.
Its obvious from some of the posters above that what suits me fine wouldn't work for them.
We are all different...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By boomhauer

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't...

I've got a high of about 85-95 and it isn't enough. Not because I like speed. I seldom go over 16 mph while pedaling. It's because I like to slow pedal and keep up the pace with the slight...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Pratt

My Rock and Road has a 24-36-46 up front. Here,...

My Rock and Road has a 24-36-46 up front. Here, in Vermont, the 46 is mostly for decoration. I ride a lot of dirt roads and 20 MPH is a handful. Even if it is smooth, for dirt, the vibration makes...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My Rohloff14 had 21.8 to 114.6 GI. I use the high...

My Rohloff14 had 21.8 to 114.6 GI. I use the high almost as much as the low.
When I had a big tailwind, I was doing 27 to 30 mph on the FLAT. Very seldom of course.
85 GI is for just a slight...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By djb

Crank, figure out your gear inch range and get...

Crank, figure out your gear inch range and get back to us with b+w numbers for your wheel and tire size, and 12 and 11 teeth. Then we can talk.

also, why considering a 34/24 specifically?
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By robow

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my...

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my largest chainring and the high gear was just "acceptable". I then dropped to a 42 and that was just too small for me. Btw, the speeds I mentioned above...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with Robow, a high gear of mid 80s gear...

Agree with Robow, a high gear of mid 80s gear inches is pretty low.

I have one touring bike that I set up with a high gear of 85.1 gear inches for touring and on shallow downhills I often wish I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By robow

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear...

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear inches or 20 mph at 80 rpm which isn't nearly high enough for me not to be spinning out more than I would like. Your riding style might find that...
10-07-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,899
Posted By 10 Wheels

I saw and Passed You One Time ...

I saw and Passed You One Time
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10-04-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,372
Posted By LV2TNDM

I would add that in this specific situation, a...

I would add that in this specific situation, a leverage or "cheater" bar was not the ideal solution. 6mm allen fittings are not really good handling high torque loads often needed to remove pedals. ...
10-04-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By veganbikes

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Probably 10kish at full retail...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Probably 10kish at full retail value but of course a lot of stuff is used and not actually worth a ton. Though I have tons of stuff that is pretty handy to have around. Those who don't...
10-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By noodle soup

I'd rather have a Salsa Timberjack with Shimano...

I'd rather have a Salsa Timberjack with Shimano XT for $1999

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50420164381_ed19a586d5_k.jpg
10-04-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By wgscott

Here is what I would do if I were in your shoes: ...

Here is what I would do if I were in your shoes:

(1) Clean up everything and replace the 8-speed chain.
(2) Shift to the middle chainring (on the front) and leave it there, as a model for what it...
10-03-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is the stuck bolt alone, without a der around it?...

Is the stuck bolt alone, without a der around it? It is Steel? A photo would add more details. Andy
10-03-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,899
Posted By Milton Keynes

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-03-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Crankycrank

If you ever do have to remove it try using the...

If you ever do have to remove it try using the appropriate size torx wrench/socket. Usually work great on stripped allen socket heads. .
10-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece! You could try...

Never Fix A Running Piece! You could try pounding a Torx® key or fractional key into the recess, or epoxying a sacrificial 5mm key into the bolt to use for removal.
10-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,372
Posted By noglider

My nmemonic is "the pedal that you put your LEFT...

My nmemonic is "the pedal that you put your LEFT foot on is LEFT-threaded."
10-02-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By Maelochs

Seriously, either bike is so good that you...

Seriously, either bike is so good that you wouldn't be able to make an objective judgement, particularly since it will likely be a season or two before you could get to know either of them---the...
09-30-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,091
Posted By GlennR

When you say "on your left", kids and many adults...

When you say "on your left", kids and many adults turn their heads to the left to look followed by their shoulders and then the bike turns left.

Kids and dogs are unpredictable so I always slow...
09-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By bikemig

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic...

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic has convinced people it's time to get outdoors and get on a bike. Bikes are disappearing from stores. Supply chains have been disrupted by trade wars....
09-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By cyccommute

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an...

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an antilock brake system. The spring is meant to keep the front wheel from ‘locking’ (it can’t but that’s a different discussion). It doesn’t work and...
09-15-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By mack_turtle

FIRST QUESTION: is your bike going to fit you...

FIRST QUESTION: is your bike going to fit you after you put a drop bar on it? the Dew was designed to fit the rider for which it was designed with the use of a flat bar because it has a long top tube...
09-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,703
Posted By Shimagnolo

I was having an issue with an RD once, so I...

I was having an issue with an RD once, so I bought the Park alignment tool. It *was* out of alignment, but the misalignment was 90 degrees off of where I thought it was.
09-15-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,703
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't know why one would pay attention to what...

I don't know why one would pay attention to what others say the frame is when you already know.

The DAG tool is stupid and a big lever. Do take care when using it. BTW I always have confirmed the...
09-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, Felco are Swiss, and of the same quality (at...

Yes, Felco are Swiss, and of the same quality (at least) as Knipex.

I use the same cutters for housing, but sometimes have to use Knipex diagonal cutters to cut off a small collapsed section of...
09-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By Shimagnolo

Note that it includes an awl-like tool in the...

Note that it includes an awl-like tool in the handle for opening up housings after cutting....
09-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By aggiegrads

Felco C7 or Knipex 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) are...

Felco C7 or Knipex 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) are generally considered the best, and either will last you a lifetime. I prefer the Knipex because they have a built in crimpers for cable tips and brake...
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By Racing Dan

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.
09-12-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By fietsbob

Felco Swiss cable cutters...

Felco Swiss cable cutters (https://www.felco.com/us_en/our-products/cable-cutters.html)
09-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By alcjphil

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better...

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better than what you have now
This is one of the better ones:...
09-11-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By nomadmax

I said "Ride THAT bike" meaning the one with a...

I said "Ride THAT bike" meaning the one with a 4mm difference, not a made up one with a foot difference.

4mm doesn't matter if the chainline is correct. Your time would be better spent riding...
09-11-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By 79pmooney

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor...

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor tolerances on the crank might make for a couple of mms difference in fit on the spindle. Maybe the right is a touch big and the left a touch small? (I replaced...
09-11-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By nomadmax

Ride that bike. If the chain line is right, the...

Ride that bike. If the chain line is right, the rest doesn't matter.
09-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day having crank arm ends that were...

Back in the day having crank arm ends that were of different distances from the stays was the norm (although usually with the DS being further away from the stay). I never heard discussion of fit or...
09-11-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By 79pmooney

What are you measuring to and from? What kind of...

What are you measuring to and from? What kind of frame, crankset and BB?
09-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Are you sure the DS chain stay isn't "pinched in"...

Are you sure the DS chain stay isn't "pinched in" to make clearance for the rings?
How many rings & cogs?
IF both an odd number to can easily eyeball to see if the RINGS are where they are supposed...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By fietsbob

Nitto is the one to find, on Ebay now , Rivendale...

Nitto is the one to find, on Ebay now , Rivendale bike bike sold them, now they sell the Albastashe . though out of stock today. ..
handle bar shims match 1", or 26mm bars in 31.8 stems..
...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By waddo

My wife switched her LHT to mustachio bars. The...

My wife switched her LHT to mustachio bars. The main reason was, nothing needed replacing. They are, after all, just drop bars that are stretched out. She is extremely happy with them and now her...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By Rage

I’m running a Soma sparrow on an old Bridgestone...

I’m running a Soma sparrow on an old Bridgestone touring bike and liking it so much I want to get another for one of my fixies.
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By tspoon

I have two copies, but both were cheap, no-name...

I have two copies, but both were cheap, no-name models off ebay. These ones typically fit road levers but do not fit bar end shifters. I ended up buying a correctly sized reamer from aliexpress and...
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