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07-04-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By TiHabanero

I never suspected the wheel as the source. One...

I never suspected the wheel as the source. One thing I did notice is that the Shimano rotor locking ring has a thin metal "spacer" between the locking ring and "teeth" on the hub, which may account...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By TiHabanero

Both steerers are straight without internal...

Both steerers are straight without internal taper. I always thought steerers were tapered to save weight, but apparently I thought wrong. Yes, the threads cut in about 1mm, but that is only 2 inches...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By TiHabanero

Threaded steerer wall vs. threadless wall

I have a Reynolds 531 threaded steerer tube and a 1" threadless steerer tube and compared the two for wall thickness. Why? Because the threaded tube weighs a whole lot more than the threadless and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By TiHabanero

Take it to Doug Fattic. Excellence is his norm.

Take it to Doug Fattic. Excellence is his norm.
07-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By TiHabanero

We have multiple stores so I called around and...

We have multiple stores so I called around and found two other Diverge bikes with the same Force hydro brakes had the same issue. The resolution was replacing the rotor with a Shimano rotor....
07-02-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By TiHabanero

I run Continental Tour Ride 38mm tires with...

I run Continental Tour Ride 38mm tires with fenders on my 85 Miyata 1000. The calipers shows they are exactly 38mm in width.
07-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By TiHabanero

SRAM disk brakes harmonic vibration

Customer has a 2020 Diverge with Sram disk brakes. The front disk brake produces a harmonic vibration that is very loud and annoying. Brakes stop just fine, but produce a sound that can only be...
07-02-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By TiHabanero

Rim damage from mounting tire

Hey shop monkeys, any of you encounter something like this? No pics available, but I think I can describe it well enough. Customer came in the other day with a tubeless wheel and Schwalabe tire that...
07-02-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,812
Posted By TiHabanero

Been in the bike biz since 1982 and have seen...

Been in the bike biz since 1982 and have seen steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber frames fail. No failure outside of one titanium frame, happened on its own. All of them had come from outside...
07-02-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By TiHabanero

I have owned two carbon bikes and found the...

I have owned two carbon bikes and found the performance advantage was not apparent. Ride quality was only different in vibration damping at high frequencies, but bar fat took care of that on my steel...
06-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By TiHabanero

Most certainly the radial tires have value to...

Most certainly the radial tires have value to someone restoring to original spec a 610 or 1000. I the 85 1000 I have had original wheels I would be contacting you, but nope, original wheels are not,...
06-28-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By TiHabanero

Ubie, your friend got lucky. Both Cdale shops in...

Ubie, your friend got lucky. Both Cdale shops in town are out of anything close to 1000 bucks and are unable to get anything from Cdale. The shortage is real. Parts shortage is real.
06-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By TiHabanero

We are getting calls from customers asking if we...

We are getting calls from customers asking if we have tubes in stock. Apparently the other 6 shops in town are running out. We are getting low on popular sizes, but have yet to run out. Shift levers...
06-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By TiHabanero

The new FD design is frustrating at first, but...

The new FD design is frustrating at first, but with enough of them in the bag it begins to make sense. I have said it before that Shimano set out to solve a problem that did not exist, or perhaps...
06-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a...

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a second pair as the first pair is relegated to the workshop for brazing. They are light, wrap around, tall lens for excellent eye protection, top shelf for...
06-18-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks promising. Will put some time into it to...

Looks promising. Will put some time into it to see what is there.
06-18-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By TiHabanero

For the past 7 years I was working from home and...

For the past 7 years I was working from home and able to get in 30-40 miles every day. Alas, I found myself without a contract this past January and then the covid scare and now am once again working...
06-18-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By TiHabanero

Bugbar. Works perfectly against mosquitoes, but...

Bugbar. Works perfectly against mosquitoes, but not sure about ticks as have not experienced ticks around here. The wife and I have yet to get bit while working in the yard after putting this stuff...
06-14-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice, very nice. I, too, have a 79 Mk V. Best...

Nice, very nice. I, too, have a 79 Mk V. Best riding production bike I have ridden, and I have ridden everything from production big 3 carbon to production Ritchey's. None of them matched the ride...
06-13-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,629
Posted By TiHabanero

Holy smokes, the Jamis looks like it is set up...

Holy smokes, the Jamis looks like it is set up like a church pew or straight back chair. No way is that position good for speed or long term comfort. Comparing apples to rocks as far as I can see....
06-08-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By TiHabanero

The review sums it up fairly well I suppose. "For...

The review sums it up fairly well I suppose. "For twenty bucks..." cheap sunglasses can't be good sunglasses, but for 20 bucks these are OK. Low expectations at a low price. Makes sense to me.
06-08-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By TiHabanero

10 bucks to install hydro brakes? Includes the...

10 bucks to install hydro brakes? Includes the whole set up, ready to ride? Holy smokes that is giving it away! Gotta wonder how they do it.
06-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By TiHabanero

My Ochsner did not have a serial number on it....

My Ochsner did not have a serial number on it. Perhaps some did, but mine did not. It was the red SL model.
06-08-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By TiHabanero

I find it amusing how someone comes up with a new...

I find it amusing how someone comes up with a new way to market and sell cheap sunglasses. Battle Vision? hahaha!
06-07-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By TiHabanero

The shop I work in is almost out of bikes. We...

The shop I work in is almost out of bikes. We have several stores and there exactly 373 bikes total available. Most of them are the higher end models or little kids bikes. Mid range mountain bikes...
06-07-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By TiHabanero

The quality of frame construction is so good now...

The quality of frame construction is so good now that steel or aluminum will make little difference long term as your Cannondale has proven. I suggest focusing on components for the "last bike". Get...
05-31-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By TiHabanero

Progressive. Been with them for years.

Progressive. Been with them for years.
05-28-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By TiHabanero

Front derailleur adjustment is a bit of a black...

Front derailleur adjustment is a bit of a black art. Same can be said when using a front derailleur. Shimano has tried a few things to eliminate the 6th sense needed to successfully adjust them, but...
05-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,319
Posted By TiHabanero

Every pressure gauge I have ever used, regardless...

Every pressure gauge I have ever used, regardless of brand, bleeds off some air when connected to or released from the valve stem. Digital, traditional analog, stick, round gauge, makes no...
05-24-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By TiHabanero

Single wall rims can be as robust as needed for...

Single wall rims can be as robust as needed for touring if designed correctly. An co-worker of mine did a cross country tour on the Ukai single wall rims that came on the Miyata 1000 and had zero...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-21-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By TiHabanero

dsaul, I have been riding the bike with the...

dsaul, I have been riding the bike with the inappropriate fork and am becoming accustomed to the low speed weirdness. I will say once I am up around 17+ mph, the thing settles down and is very...
05-17-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By TiHabanero

Too Old, you are correct, however I am asking not...

Too Old, you are correct, however I am asking not how to replace the cable, but if anyone has taken the cover off this model shifter and can provide some guidance on spring anchor points.
05-17-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By TiHabanero

Sram x-3 shifter tear down

Had a customer bring in a right side 7speed X-3 shifter that was not working after installing a new cable. Attempted to remove the cable in the usual way, but it is stuck inside the shifter. I called...
05-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By TiHabanero

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King...

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King hubs impressed me with the engineering and quality. Now that I have built many wheels for customers using DT Swiss hubs over the past 5 years, I am...
05-10-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By TiHabanero

I build my own as well. If I can get you to up...

I build my own as well. If I can get you to up the budget a few hundred bucks, a nice titanium frame and the fork of your choosing is available from Habanero Cycles. I have had two of them and they...
05-09-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By TiHabanero

Tonight after work we had a discussion about...

Tonight after work we had a discussion about surcharging for on the spot repairs beyond a flat tire or simple gear adjustment. The one comment that stuck out and made a lot of sense was this, "Why...
05-07-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By TiHabanero

Funny some have brought up being watched by...

Funny some have brought up being watched by customers while working on their bike. I dont mind it at all until they get in the way or become a liability. Two days ago an old duffer came in with the...
05-07-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By TiHabanero

I suppose we could have an "I want it now"...

I suppose we could have an "I want it now" surcharge. Something to ponder. There are nine shops in our area and we all know each other. Often we will call one another asking if a guy with a blue so...
05-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By TiHabanero

This has nothing to do with someone out on...

This has nothing to do with someone out on touring needing repair or a commuter needing repair. This has everything to do with people feeling the need for special treatment ahead of everyone else...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By TiHabanero

I believe I will try to save the head tube as it...

I believe I will try to save the head tube as it is special to me. Last of the 531 tubes my brother gave me, and replace the lugs and TT/DT. Winter project.
05-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks like an 82-83 model. Does not have the...

Looks like an 82-83 model. Does not have the cartridge hubs from what I remember when we sold them.
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By TiHabanero

I find my trail preference is between 71-73 mm. I...

I find my trail preference is between 71-73 mm. I have considered a straight blade fork with 60mm taken but need to draw it to get an idea of how it will look. As it is, I will give the thing another...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By TiHabanero

Here is what happened. I designed the frame...

Here is what happened. I designed the frame around a 60mm fork rake, then changed my mind on the fork as I wanted the bike to look more modern, but the frame was already built by that time. Decided...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By TiHabanero

Changing Head Angle

Just rode a new frame and have found that I pushed the envelope too far with the head tube angle. Thinking about how to change the head angle I came up with removing the down tube, bending the head...
04-30-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By TiHabanero

Seven does a great job. Firefly anodizing is...

Seven does a great job. Firefly anodizing is really something and is worth the wait. For a great ti frame at a lower cost, Habcycles.com has what you need. I have had two of them already and both...
04-30-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By TiHabanero

Been using mine while brazing frames and they are...

Been using mine while brazing frames and they are doing the same thing. Weird. 4 years old, too.
04-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By TiHabanero

For years I have been touting that buying local...

For years I have been touting that buying local is important for the community. As we have seen on a very large scale over the past few weeks, our country's inability to manufacture pharmaceuticals...
04-25-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By TiHabanero

Furlough projects done

Today was the last day of projects I had put into motion when this whole virus thing took off and I was laid off. Timing was perfect as I have been called in to work starting Monday. The trim work...
04-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By TiHabanero

Every Miyata road bike we sold in the mid and...

Every Miyata road bike we sold in the mid and late 80's used a 26.8mm post. The 1200 is certainly one of them.
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