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Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By dubes

For the next few weeks, I just trade darkness on...

For the next few weeks, I just trade darkness on the way home for darkness on the way in, so too soon to give up on my lights and reflectors. By April, I'll have daylight on both ends.
02-21-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By dubes

When our village (a taxing entity that sits...

When our village (a taxing entity that sits between the town and the county--gotta love New York!) disseminates information, they only include the 7-digit number. I haven't seen 7-digit numbers since...
02-21-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By dubes

Could be worse. Could have said...

Could be worse. Could have said "Springfield"!
01-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By dubes

I'd like to ask about this, because while I avoid...

I'd like to ask about this, because while I avoid things the "big-big" and "small-small" gear combinations on my triple cranks, I have considered all gear combinations fair game with doubles? (Though...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By dubes

You don't say what size frame you're looking for,...

You don't say what size frame you're looking for, but the Lynskey Backroad (https://lynskeyperformance.com/backroad-touring-frame/) has a number of sizes that have the reach and stack dimensions...
12-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,357
Posted By dubes

Not my experience at all. Studs tear my hands to...

Not my experience at all. Studs tear my hands to pieces when I try to mount the tires. I have resorted to using thick work gloves, like the kind used for gardening, in order to be able to manhandle...
09-25-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By dubes

On one bike, I use both! Mini-v up front, canti...

On one bike, I use both! Mini-v up front, canti rear. If I had a cable stop, I would have used a mini-v on the rear, also, just because they came as a set and for me setting up v-brakes (and...
09-25-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By dubes

If you flat on the road/trail with tubeless and...

If you flat on the road/trail with tubeless and the sealant doesn't stop the air leak enough for you to be able to at least limp home, then you have to resort to using a standard tube. (Which means...
09-12-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,420
Posted By dubes

It's been so long since I looked it up, I can't...

It's been so long since I looked it up, I can't remember if the instructions come with the chain or the rear derailleur, but I typically wrap the (new) chain around the biggest cog on the cassette...
06-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By dubes

Ah, this is sad to hear indeed. Thank you for...

Ah, this is sad to hear indeed. Thank you for posting.
05-02-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By dubes

I did not have a good experience with the Avid...

I did not have a good experience with the Avid Ultimates. I found them difficult to set up as the pad holders seemed to lack some adjustability. I replaced them with Paul Tourings which I found much...
01-12-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By dubes

Curious if you ride a 'bent (i.e. recumbent) or a...

Curious if you ride a 'bent (i.e. recumbent) or a diamond frame? I remember that thread from my own research on bar-end shifters, and the consensus view was that the problem seemed to be mainly for...
01-11-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By dubes

I use both Microshift and Shimano bar end...

I use both Microshift and Shimano bar end shifters. For 9 speed, I prefer Shimano Dura-Ace to Microshift. It's very subjective, but to me the shifting is just a little smoother (I found this to be...
01-11-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By dubes

What Anklework said. There was no reason to...

What Anklework said. There was no reason to deflate the partially inflated tire after you checked that it was seated properly. Rolling the deflated tire on the floor likely caused the tube to shift,...
01-09-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By dubes

I should have also said, that is a good thing!...

I should have also said, that is a good thing! Waterford know their stuff.
01-09-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By dubes

Unless something has changed very recently,...

Unless something has changed very recently, Gunnar frames are built by Waterford.
01-23-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By dubes

This doesn't sound right. I had a frame re-powder...

This doesn't sound right. I had a frame re-powder coated a couple of years ago, and media blasting (which was done by the powder coater) couldn't have been more than $20 or $30 additional. No way...
01-10-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,896
Posted By dubes

Maybe not, but the OP asked the question 4 years...

Maybe not, but the OP asked the question 4 years ago. I don't care to admit how many bikes I've gone through over that period. :o
01-10-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,896
Posted By dubes

Shadow rear derailleur is simply the shape of the...

Shadow rear derailleur is simply the shape of the derailleur cage, it doesn't change the cable pull. I use 9sp (mtb) shadow rear derailleurs with road shifters all of the time.

Perhaps you're...
09-14-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By dubes

Well, I'm guessing you're not a little girl. :D...

Well, I'm guessing you're not a little girl. :D But in any case, no such law exists. My daughter's 9 and her bike is green and white. (She stopped liking pink a couple of years ago.)
07-11-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,511
Posted By dubes

djb, I ran BB-7 (mountain) with Tektro long-pull...

djb, I ran BB-7 (mountain) with Tektro long-pull interrupters (I'm pretty sure Tektro still makes long-pull interrupter levers but I'm too lazy to search). Other than the extra effort of cutting the...
06-08-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,922
Posted By dubes

In my experience, Framesaver (and I assume HDMP...

In my experience, Framesaver (and I assume HDMP since others say it's the same stuff) does not hurt paint. After spraying, it's easiest to wipe off the excess while still liquid. If you find some...
05-31-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By dubes

Just had another thought: what brake pads are you...

Just had another thought: what brake pads are you using? No one seems to like the stock TRP pads (well, except TRP I assume). I use the Swissstop Disc 15s (s = sintered metallic compound), and they...
05-31-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By dubes

First, not clear if you're talking about TRP...

First, not clear if you're talking about TRP Spyres (road version) or TRP Spykes (mtb version). Since everyone else is assuming the road version, that's what I'll go with, too.

I believe the TRP...
05-17-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By dubes

This...

This (http://www.jensonusa.com/Avid-BB7-Mechanical-Disc-Brake) has everything you need--calipers, rotor, mounting hardware, and a couple of spacers to mount to a fork or a frame. If you go the Ebay...
05-17-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,493
Posted By dubes

As for the OP, my approach was buying a few...

As for the OP, my approach was buying a few books, visiting parktool.com (http://www.parktool.com/) and sheldonbrown.com (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/), and reading this forum. I started with simple...
05-17-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,493
Posted By dubes

My theory is ignorance is bliss. It was 20 years...

My theory is ignorance is bliss. It was 20 years before I even knew bike tires could flat (I mean, besides air gradually escaping over time, but basketballs and footballs are like that, too, so all...
05-01-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By dubes

OP here with an update: I spoke with the seller,...

OP here with an update: I spoke with the seller, and we agreed that I would keep the frame but with a very substantial reduction in price (the auction included some other components that I'm happy to...
04-30-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By dubes

Thank you all for the good ideas here for how to...

Thank you all for the good ideas here for how to deal with the cracks if I keep the frame.

That said, I've decided to take Francis's (and Jarrett's) advice and request a return / refund from the...
04-30-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By dubes

Thanks all for the words of support and your...

Thanks all for the words of support and your insights into the problem.

Dan and FBinNY, I like the "do nothing and hope for the best" approach. I have the pictures and can also measure the length...
04-29-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By dubes

Steel frame - cracked(?) seat tube

So, like many of us I was bitten by the siren song of an Ebay deal and acquired a Ritchey Swiss Cross frameset which was described as: "Frame is in excellent condition with no chips in the paint that...
11-02-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By dubes

Thanks for the feedback. I rode this weekend and...

Thanks for the feedback. I rode this weekend and ignored the shifting/clicking pads, but had a harder time ignoring the fact that currently set up these brakes are weaker than the BB-7s they...
Forum: Touring
10-30-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 2,170,509
Posted By dubes

Is that a Sawyer filter there? I thought they...

Is that a Sawyer filter there? I thought they would be ruined by freezing temperatures? Something about the membrane getting damaged?

Mike

Edit: Sorry for the off-topic post.
10-30-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By dubes

Disc Brake Pads Shifting When Braking? (TRP Hy/Rd)

I recently swapped out a set of Avid BB-7 mechanical disc brakes for TRP Hy/Rds (the updated / late 2014 version). I want to use cable-actuated disc brakes because the frame has S+S couplers, but I...
10-20-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,872
Posted By dubes

Sorry, just blowing off steam at bumping a 5-year...

Sorry, just blowing off steam at bumping a 5-year old thread with no pertinent information.
10-15-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,548
Posted By dubes

(1) Change out of your riding kit if you're just...

(1) Change out of your riding kit if you're just lounging in camp.

(2) Don't get so drunk you stumble into the fire.

Unless you're wearing eVent fabrics, the synthetic stuff isn't just going to...
10-07-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By dubes

Well, if the retrofitter won't take it back and...

Well, if the retrofitter won't take it back and redo it, and and you're unwilling to find another framebuilder to attach cable stops (shouldn't be too hard / expensive, though paint will need to be...
10-06-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By dubes

An S&S coupled frame without cable stops? Shame...

An S&S coupled frame without cable stops? Shame on the framebuilder who added the couplers for not addressing this with you! I had a frame built with S&S couplers and the framebuilder forgot to add a...
09-10-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,851
Posted By dubes

And as I should have said first: Very nice...

And as I should have said first: Very nice looking build! Great job!
09-10-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,851
Posted By dubes

Can you give a little more info on the in-line...

Can you give a little more info on the in-line connectors (brand / part # / source)? How difficult is the installation? (I have no experience with hydraulic disc brakes, so sorry for the noob...
09-02-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By dubes

Late to the party, and the OP may have already...

Late to the party, and the OP may have already tried and found their answer, but since the non-disc wheel isn't dished the way a disc wheel would be, the spokes may interfere with your disc brake...
08-19-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By dubes

Let me caveat this by saying I use the Kool Stop...

Let me caveat this by saying I use the Kool Stop v-type pad inserts in Shimano XT / Avid Rim Wrangler II pad holders, not the one-piece (is that the right term?) Kool Stop pads like the Thinlines,...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By dubes

I personally don't like riding on Old Montauk...

I personally don't like riding on Old Montauk Highway. While the posted speed limit is lower than Montauk Highway, in practice cars zip around plenty quick, and the rolling hills and twists in the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By dubes

Not sure how helpful this will be, as I have a...

Not sure how helpful this will be, as I have a 2014 Backroad with S&S couplers (frame and fork only), not the 2015, and I have not used it for loaded touring. I will say that the 2015 model has had...
07-02-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By dubes

I don't see where folks answered the rotor...

I don't see where folks answered the rotor question. I suggest sticking with the standard G2CS (i.e. G2 Clean Sweep), which is the "standard" rotor packaged with the BB7s though sometimes they'll...
06-26-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By dubes

Not sure if the OP means he wants to fix the...

Not sure if the OP means he wants to fix the brake or the straddle wire. The brake is fine; the straddle wire needs to be replaced. Tektro makes z-link wires in various sizes; measure the one you...
06-26-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By dubes

Twain was quoting (or paraphrasing) Disraeli.

Twain was quoting (or paraphrasing) Disraeli.
06-15-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By dubes

Unless you can get the EXACT paint the...

Unless you can get the EXACT paint the manufacturer used, I suggest not bothering with colored touch-up paint and going the clear nail polish route. (I once bought a frameset and the manufacturer...
06-01-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By dubes

Got it, so you're "upgrade" is to mainly to...

Got it, so you're "upgrade" is to mainly to convert from canti/v-brakes to disc (at least, on the front), right? I think for your purposes (i.e. racing) any of the Surlys will likely be too heavy.
...
06-01-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By dubes

Do you want the handling of your bike to change...

Do you want the handling of your bike to change as part of the "upgrade"? If not, then you probably ought to start with trying to match the specs of your current fork as closely as possible. Two key...
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