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10-20-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By TiHabanero

The Innova is an entry level quality bike from...

The Innova is an entry level quality bike from the previous century. Worth fixing as long as it meets your needs.
Forum: BMX
10-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By TiHabanero

Kona Kuku

I have finished rehabbing my sons Kona Kuku and am looking for ideas on attaching the down tube "stickers" which really are rubber glow in the dark applications. They are not decals or stickers....
10-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By TiHabanero

No question the Park kit is by far the best one I...

No question the Park kit is by far the best one I have seen to date. Every shop needs one and should have one. Addresses the short comings of the standard fare from the OEM stuff.
10-17-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,123
Posted By TiHabanero

I have been commuting on 28mm tires for decades....

I have been commuting on 28mm tires for decades. Never an issue with flats or durability. I also have a Miyata 1000 with 38mm tires on it that I use for commuting once in a while. The fit of the two...
10-13-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 585
Posted By TiHabanero

I build my own frames, 5 of them so far. I use...

I build my own frames, 5 of them so far. I use lugs and steel tubes because I like low cost of entry on the equipment side, and working with steel is what I am familiar with. I build what cannot be...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 826
Posted By TiHabanero

My daughter started out pursuing translation as a...

My daughter started out pursuing translation as a profession, but was told by professionals in that field that the algorithms are getting so good that there is little need for translators as the...
10-09-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,394
Posted By TiHabanero

I came back to the bike biz this past spring,...

I came back to the bike biz this past spring, then the virus hit, closed the shop, and a month or so later the shop opened and it was pedal to the metal for May, June, July, August, and started to...
10-06-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By TiHabanero

Brings back many fond memories of the Natchez....

Brings back many fond memories of the Natchez. Road it with my buddy Pete in 1977. Great experience, and only one hill that I remember.
10-03-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,655
Posted By TiHabanero

spdntrxi...

spdntrxi (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/spdntrxi-355518.html), I am a literate person and understand what was written. Unfortunately for me, I suppose, I am unable to read the unintended meaning...
10-03-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,655
Posted By TiHabanero

"Saying that you don't see race is insulting to...

"Saying that you don't see race is insulting to every person of color on the face of the earth. " This is a blanket statement spoken from emotion, not rationale. My ancestors were judged by their...
10-03-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By TiHabanero

The hoods on all my bikes angle out, only way my...

The hoods on all my bikes angle out, only way my hands fit right. Weight on the hands is a big reason behind pain in the hands. Get up is the general rule, get out or in is the following rule. Comes...
10-03-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By TiHabanero

The one that fits correctly is the correct one to...

The one that fits correctly is the correct one to get. That being said the two bikes are more or less the same. Meh. Get one, ya have the other. I strongly recommend test rides of 30 minutes or more...
10-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,655
Posted By TiHabanero

Remarkably those that support this redistribution...

Remarkably those that support this redistribution of wealth have no fund of their own set up to redistribute THEIR wealth to people with a skin color different than their own. We are all human, there...
Forum: Touring
09-27-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the 70's we checked the weather forecast...

Back in the 70's we checked the weather forecast in advance and took off on tour. Came prepared for what was expected and it was all OK. Today, I do the same thing except I sing while riding. Brings...
09-27-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By TiHabanero

There was a saddle with a similar concept back in...

There was a saddle with a similar concept back in the 90's that only pivoted at the rear, not the front. Interesting concept.
09-27-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By TiHabanero

Drisotope has it right. You need a narrow wide...

Drisotope has it right. You need a narrow wide ring. To be on the safe side add a chain guide. Done this conversion a few times at the shop and it works well with the narrow wide and chain guide.
09-26-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By TiHabanero

If not mistaken, the purpose of importing...

If not mistaken, the purpose of importing unpainted frames to the US and then painting them in country then assembling them is to label the frame as made in USA. Is this off-base?
09-26-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,196
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year I found a 100 Yuan bill on the side of...

Last year I found a 100 Yuan bill on the side of the road. Worth 25 USD at the time. Not too shabby for a 3 mile commute to the doc's office.
09-20-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By TiHabanero

Reliability is number one in my book. Owned and...

Reliability is number one in my book. Owned and operated all of them and hands down Toyota and Volvo 240 are the best I have had experience with. Mini's are fun as heck to drive, but will empty your...
09-19-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By TiHabanero

100bikes is correct. If just routing cable...

100bikes is correct. If just routing cable housing through a guide tunnel, no issues there as there is no stress on a guide, however if using as a cable housing stop where the cable housing butts up...
09-19-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,848
Posted By TiHabanero

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell...

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell was way ahead of the curve 30 years ago, and just because they don't have carbon or alum frames and forks they are considered old looking and garage...
09-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By TiHabanero

TT bikes in the tour make no sense

Noticing the TT bikes the guys are using in the tour and I realized that almost all of them are using risers to get their body into a comfortable position when in the aero bars. Seems to me that they...
09-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,228
Posted By TiHabanero

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end...

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end motorcycle or car! Hot dam, the bicycle is a deal in comparison!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By TiHabanero

My daily rider has no chain stay bridge as well...

My daily rider has no chain stay bridge as well as the frame I built this past winter. They're good for mounting fenders, but not much else. This last frame had the web between the CS sockets, and I...
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,213
Posted By TiHabanero

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop,...

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop, and is used several times a day. Found that 10 speed is sensitive and 11 speed is very sensitive to hanger alignment. If one is able to align by sight...
09-12-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,212
Posted By TiHabanero

Oops, apologies for the bold type in my previous...

Oops, apologies for the bold type in my previous post. Just happened kinda thing, but being bold is OK, isn't it?
09-09-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,212
Posted By TiHabanero

mstateglfr...

mstateglfr (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mstateglfr-385973.html), I am simply attempting to provide an example of a seemingly intact carbon bar that was visually inspected was not intact, it...
09-08-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By TiHabanero

JohnDThompson...

JohnDThompson (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/johndthompson-20548.html), that is a weird one.
09-08-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By TiHabanero

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon...

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon frame. Why is it necessary? What will be gained? Is the extra cost justified? I have owned two carbon framed bikes because they were a want and not a need....
09-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,212
Posted By TiHabanero

In 2010 a customer had purchased Easton carbon...

In 2010 a customer had purchased Easton carbon bars, I think they were EC90 or something. Rode them for a year, crashed, and rode them for another 6 months before they cracked and he cracked his...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By TiHabanero

Nicely done. First thought was you left off the...

Nicely done. First thought was you left off the lugi, but I was mistaken. Good report and happy to see something other than a Trek or Specialized reviewed.
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, have the VO post mounted to a seat tube...

I, too, have the VO post mounted to a seat tube that is 71 degrees and the saddle sits flat. Position is in middle of the rails, but if I move it to the most forward part of the rails it does point...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By TiHabanero

When my buddy and I started touring in the 70's...

When my buddy and I started touring in the 70's the guy at the LBS wisely told us to limit riding to 60 miles a day max, and to try to stay in the 40-50 miles per day range. It makes for a much more...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By TiHabanero

rhm, how do you reproduce the logos in the...

rhm, how do you reproduce the logos in the leather with such detail and accuracy?
09-05-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,217
Posted By TiHabanero

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very...

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very glad I did as the thing keeps on going and going and going. Hit it with the car in the garage and replaced the rear triangle which then allowed me to...
09-05-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By TiHabanero

Last time I was in Tahoe was 1982. Chopping wood...

Last time I was in Tahoe was 1982. Chopping wood at my bosses cabin. Really liked it out there as it reminded me of the UP of Michigan. Beautiful.
09-05-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By TiHabanero

Get used to it as online commerce continues to...

Get used to it as online commerce continues to displace bike shops.
09-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By TiHabanero

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously...

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously solid, and beautiful from every angle. You lucky dog, you!
09-03-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,217
Posted By TiHabanero

Be like everyone else and get an off the shelf...

Be like everyone else and get an off the shelf bike made to fit the masses. Not for me. Go with a custom frame and quality components and you will have a bike made for you to fit you properly and not...
09-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By TiHabanero

I can just about guarantee the current future...

I can just about guarantee the current future shock on Specialized bikes will be non existent with no parts available 10 years from now. They have done this multiple times before. If one plans on...
09-02-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By TiHabanero

Agreed, replace the wheel with one already laced...

Agreed, replace the wheel with one already laced up with a Shimano or DT Swiss hub.
09-02-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By TiHabanero

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a...

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a threaded rod, nuts and big washers. At the shop I am interested in speed, how quickly the job gets done with accuracy and minimal fuss, not so at home....
09-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By TiHabanero

If you find something that works into the 30 and...

If you find something that works into the 30 and 40 degree area, please let us know! I am unable to ride in temps lower than 50 degrees regardless of the leg protection I have on.
08-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By TiHabanero

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was...

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was labeled as Opaque Red. Used it for touring, and it was very good for touring. Tried racing it, but the bike was not up to the job. Makes a really...
08-30-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By TiHabanero

Vespasianus...

Vespasianus (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/vespasianus-501851.html), there is no way to route the line through the frame without the method you described, the issue is getting the rubber hose...
08-30-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By TiHabanero

Quality of frame is not in dispute, although this...

Quality of frame is not in dispute, although this frame is replacing a defective one. but internal routing of brake line is. I am sure there is a better way to do it and they know it, but as someone...
08-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By TiHabanero

I found out just how forgiving the Shimano hydro...

I found out just how forgiving the Shimano hydro hose is. The access hole in the BB shell is about 1.5 x .75 inch in size. Had to fold the line back on itself with the foam sleeve on it to get it...
08-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By TiHabanero

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My...

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My friend's carbon steerer tube just snapped of a few days ago. Wasn't hurt, but it was a hellava shock. Couldn't figure out why is cracked off because...
08-27-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year I ran 11 speed Record shifters and...

Last year I ran 11 speed Record shifters and Chorus der with a Superbe 8 speed crank and it worked flawlessly. Has to be something with how far or fast the der is moving the chain inward when going...
08-27-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By TiHabanero

Routing hydro brake line inside Roubaix frame

Working on routing rear brake line inside 2019 Specialized Roubaix frame. The frame has a BB sleeve bonded into it and the line runs on top of the sleeve and into the non drive side chain stay. There...
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