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04-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By tommymc

Oops, I have an old Cannondale with 7-speed...

Oops, I have an old Cannondale with 7-speed Shimano DT shifters and should have recognized the picture. But It's been at 20 years since I set it up. I believe the Shimano's DT shifters from back...
04-19-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By tommymc

It looks like your left side already has the...

It looks like your left side already has the plastic boss cover from a previous shifter. That can be easily pried off and moved to the right side if needed. But with the new set of the Sunrace...
03-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,928
Posted By tommymc

Hello Loris, I have Urban Platforms on a...

Hello Loris,

I have Urban Platforms on a touring bike which I like a lot. The measurement that you seek is 33.3 mm. I like the large toe tab on these pedals for quick orientation from a stop to...
03-29-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tommymc

All good points above. If you have clincher rims...

All good points above. If you have clincher rims from the original '70s period they probably have straight inner sidewalls, not hook bead. So tire selection becomes a little problematic for bead...
Forum: Touring
03-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By tommymc

Hey, Thanks for the good ideas, especially...

Hey,
Thanks for the good ideas, especially wrapping with cheap rubber shelf liner material. I have a little trick for the open coupling ends. From Home Depot I bought four large (> 1" dia.) rubber...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By tommymc

Frame protection in S & S bag

Hello fellow travelers,
What do you use for frame covering when packing an S & S bike into a soft bag. I've tried the split pipe insulation but the added bulk is a problem. Something thinner would...
02-24-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,929
Posted By tommymc

When I take a bike to ride in Central America...

When I take a bike to ride in Central America it''s with 8 speed max.. Ariund there 9 speed drivetrains are nonexistent except in the largest cities with affluent weekend warriors. And not just...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By tommymc

I used 26 x 1.5" wire-bead Marathons on the C & O...

I used 26 x 1.5" wire-bead Marathons on the C & O path through a lot of water and mud. They were no problem. Further on through PA and Ohio they did nice on pavement too. The same tires carried me...
Forum: Touring
01-02-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By tommymc

They may be a little heavy but are nearly...

They may be a little heavy but are nearly indestructable. Once, after loading my 29er on a rear car deck, in a senior moment I left the front wheel on the ground. Then I backed the rear of an Xterra...
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By tommymc

Field expedient chain breaker

The file clip looks perfect. Thanks to all.
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By tommymc

Field Expedient chain breaker

I travel with an S & S coupled bike in a soft case. It's neater to pack with the chain (10 speed) broken by the speed link and rolled up in a separate container. At home I have a purposeful set of...
12-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By tommymc

Sturmey Archer SRF5(W)

Hi Dan, thanks for the response and informative video. Mine is definitlely the wide-range version. It shifts and runs beautifully with less than 1,000 miles. Your video looks so simple to pull the...
12-22-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By tommymc

Sturmey Archer SRF5(W)

Hi, I have a lightly used SRF5 that shifts and feels good. Wondering if anyone has long-term use of one of these? I'm planning to set one up for moderate touring, possibly with a half step double...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By tommymc

Airports are not a problem. Everything is open...

Airports are not a problem. Everything is open and the most you will get are friendly passersbys. I usually disassemble and pack the day before at a hotel/hostel where I can do it in a more relaxed...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By tommymc

I fly with a checked soft S & S case along with a...

I fly with a checked soft S & S case along with a hard Pelican case in the overhead. The empty S & S case can be folded and stuffed into the Pelican at the arrival airport. Then I ship that forward...
11-27-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By tommymc

I've been using straps on platform pedals for...

I've been using straps on platform pedals for quite a while, both touring and urban riding. The forward flopping is annoying to be sure. But I've found that it can be minimized on low profile pedals...
11-09-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By tommymc

It was a Cane Creek cartridge that must have...

It was a Cane Creek cartridge that must have dropped out of the head tube. Fortunately, the top and bottom sets were identical and I completed the two week ride on the bottom only. A new headset...
11-08-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By tommymc

Threading a threadless steerer

Hi folks,

I have a 26" wheel travel bike (retro fitted with S & S couplers) that was built with 1" threadless fork. I fly it to many 3rd world places and plan a SE Asia tour early next year. My...
05-10-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By tommymc

Wow, the width difference is less than 8...

Wow, the width difference is less than 8 thousands. The latest engineering is impressive but I think I'll stick to 6-8 speed friction shifted drivetrains for third-world adventures (and most...
05-08-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By tommymc

10-speed chain on older drivetrains

As 10-speed gear has now taken a backseat and is priced accordingly are there any downsides to using 10-speed chains on 5, 6. 7, 8, or 9-speed clusters? Or even on a 3/32" SS setup? It would really...
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By tommymc

Handlebar bag hanger

Remember the steel wire brackets that looped over the dropped stem and handlebar to hang a bag on? The extensions slipped into sleeves on each side of the bag. I've got two old bags that need them....
03-06-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By tommymc

The stems work really well. The top knuckles are...

The stems work really well. The top knuckles are left a little loose so the third wheel rides up and down, allowing more normal handling and will pivot all the way up to fit through narrow ways. ...
03-05-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By tommymc

High Sierra Pics

Thanks Scooper,

Now that I see the drawing of the clip I remember them. As if lawyer lips on the ends weren't enough!

I found the frame on the local CL. It had some rust in the corners but...
03-03-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By tommymc

Schwinn High Sierra Fork

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Hi,

I've just picked up a High Sierra frameset for duty with an Xtracycle. It has roller brake mounts so I'd make it about an '87 model. There's something curious on the fork. On the...
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