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Forum: Commuting
09-01-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,614
Posted By hhk25

>>What’s your ideal product? Something you can...

>>What’s your ideal product? Something you can just leave on the bike like a dynamo light and only upload in the event something happens?

I'd like to leave it on the bike and plug into USB charger...
08-26-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,596
Posted By hhk25

Nobody here uses a chain cleaner? I've been using...

Nobody here uses a chain cleaner? I've been using one for 20 years. I use Simple Green or Citrus based cleaner and then dispose of the waste using household hazardous waste pickup.

Edit: I noticed...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,614
Posted By hhk25

What are my options for cameras that aren't GoPro or GoPro clones?

I have a GoPro Black 7 that gathers dust because the battery seems to last 45 minutes. I need something more of a no-brainer that charges on my bike using a USB cable and will last 8 hours. Bonus if...
08-20-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By hhk25

Called Park Tools today and here's the answer:...

Called Park Tools today and here's the answer: The four bolts that attach the caliper arm to the uprights were eliminated in the 4.2 in favour of welding. Apparently the bolts got in the way of very...
08-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By hhk25

I own the Park CT5 and the X-Tools Pro Chain...

I own the Park CT5 and the X-Tools Pro Chain Riveter. I prefer the X-Tools one for a couple of useful features. It has an adjustable and locking barrel so you can set a stop for the pin. Keeps it...
08-20-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By hhk25

I own a TS-4. Quality stand but was simply...

I own a TS-4. Quality stand but was simply curious about the updates in the 4.2 since the 4 was not out that long before the update. Was there a problem with the TS-4? I haven't used it enough to...
08-20-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By hhk25

Planning to call them today but was feeling a bit...

Planning to call them today but was feeling a bit impatient while their office was closed (not open on Mondays).
08-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By hhk25

I did read that before I posted but it's a bit...

I did read that before I posted but it's a bit vague other than built in thru-axle adapter.
08-19-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By hhk25

Difference between Park Tools TS-4 and TS-4.2?

Does anyone know the difference between these two trying stands? Let's plan like the TS-4 is discontinued but still available at many retailers.

On the park tools website, it just says the 4.2 is...
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By hhk25

Not expecting device route planning but a...

Not expecting device route planning but a reasonably intelligent point to point route calculator.
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By hhk25

Good stuff so far. One problem with the 520 is if...

Good stuff so far. One problem with the 520 is if I deviate from the planned route, it constantly tells me to U turn and doesn't reroute unless I return to the exact route.

How is the 1000 or the...
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By hhk25

School me on Garmin eTrex for touring

I've owned a Garmin Edge 520 for about 6 months and I'm starting to dislike it. I hate the little side mounted buttons. I dislike the beeps that are trying to tell me something. I don't like the size...
07-16-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

A good old bike is gold around here and worth...

A good old bike is gold around here and worth spending money on for refurbishment. The reason being, new bikes are massive theft targets. My daily driver is a 30 year old Trek mountain bike. It looks...
07-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

I think I paid $10 for a bag of 144 1/4"...

I think I paid $10 for a bag of 144 1/4" bearings. That's 7 cents each. Old mechanic once told me, if you drop a new bearing during install, don't even bother picking it up and cleaning it. Just get...
07-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

Is there any other way? Hubs are done. BB...

Is there any other way?

Hubs are done. BB replaced with cartridge. The existing cup and cones were actually in good shape and obviously serviced recently. Ran out of time to do the headset. I will...
07-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

The hubs were indeed quite gritty and I am glad I...

The hubs were indeed quite gritty and I am glad I overhauled them.
...
07-15-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

Thanks for the contributions everyone. My...

Thanks for the contributions everyone. My daughter is 3000 kms away and I'm sending this bike to her. She'll maintain it at a co-op and she's quite mechanically minded but she has limited space and...
07-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

If it's a cartridge type bottom bracket, would...

If it's a cartridge type bottom bracket, would you replace it?
07-13-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By hhk25

What do you replace on a rescue bike?

I have a 30 year old Miyata with unknown history that I'm refurbishing for my daughter. It rides fairly well. No obvious grinding or noisy drivetrain.

I will replace all cables and housings,...
07-08-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By hhk25

She's near the one in East Van. Thanks for the...

She's near the one in East Van. Thanks for the offer, I emailed you.
07-03-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By hhk25

Anyone in Vancouver able to help find a commuter bike for my daughter at UBC?

My daughter is smart but not knowledgeable about bikes. I'm in Toronto so not able to help other than remotely. She lives near Vancouver Community College. She'll probably narrow down to 2 or 3 bikes...
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Is it possible to do Biwako or Noto without...

Is it possible to do Biwako or Noto without reservations for overnight accommodation? This would be early June.
Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Thanks for all the great advice. Kyushu is too...

Thanks for all the great advice. Kyushu is too far south for us. We're landing in Osaka then we have to end up in Tokyo to visit friends so we want to stay in central Japan.

It's looking more and...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Thanks DanBell. I will contact Tim. Quick...

Thanks DanBell. I will contact Tim.

Quick question for those of you who have done the Shimanami Kaido. If I'm in Kyoto the night before, is it possible to get to Onomichi, do the bike route and...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

My other option is to bring folding bikes with us...

My other option is to bring folding bikes with us (Bromptons). It might be easier and in the end, cheaper to just bring them as checked luggage.

Thanks for your feedback.
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Looks wonderful. It's a possibility if the...

Looks wonderful. It's a possibility if the cycling falls through.
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Thanks Waddo, I have watched some of your videos....

Thanks Waddo, I have watched some of your videos. They tend to focus on longer trips, no?

We are definitely doing the Shimanami kaido but we are looking for a longer ride as well.
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

I'm in Japan for 2 weeks and on the second week,...

I'm in Japan for 2 weeks and on the second week, we planned to do a day trip on the Shimanami kaido when a non-cycling friend of ours joins us.

Curious about your hiking trip because our...
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,313
Posted By hhk25

Also, don't activate the brakes unless you have...

Also, don't activate the brakes unless you have the wheel mounted or a spacer between the pads.
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,313
Posted By hhk25

Non-drive side photo! The cardinal sin of bike...

Non-drive side photo! The cardinal sin of bike photography. <G>

Congratulations on the new bike. I have a Trek 520 that's about 30 years old. Great bikes.
Forum: Touring
03-30-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By hhk25

Any recommendations for a 6 day tour in Japan with rentals?

I have six days to cycle in Japan in early June. I can't take my bike with me so I need a rental. Where can I pull this off? Doesn't seem practical to rent in Tokyo, then bag rental bikes for a train...
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

Looks like a good solution. Your spacers are...

Looks like a good solution. Your spacers are rather short so I don't see any problem using them but in my situation, I think I would have to use spacers that are 8mm long with corresponding screws....
Forum: Touring
03-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

My worry with using spacers is that you're...

My worry with using spacers is that you're applying load to a long lever (the screw), stressing the eyelets and screw itself. I think the stand-offs are better because the flange sits on the surface...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

Rick, would these be any different than standard...

Rick, would these be any different than standard metric standoffs? Like the kind you can buy from McMaster Carr?
...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

That would be great if you could. Might give me...

That would be great if you could. Might give me some ideas.
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By hhk25

That Trek is way overpriced for a used bike and I...

That Trek is way overpriced for a used bike and I think he's got his sizing wrong. 57cm is big for someone 5'10". La Cordee was selling the bike for $1399.99:...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

Investigating further, the underlying problem is...

Investigating further, the underlying problem is that the tubing on my Marinoni fork is large diameter. Compared to my 80s era 520, it's a good 5-7mm larger. Because of that, I can't get the Tubus...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,313
Posted By hhk25

Winky: That's strange. I've worked in bike shops...

Winky: That's strange. I've worked in bike shops before and we had no problem building up a bike for a potential buyer. Especially a popular bike like a LHT.

I live in Toronto and I'm a big fan...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By hhk25

I should point out, the MEC National is 1600CAD....

I should point out, the MEC National is 1600CAD. That's 1200USD. Insane deal IMO.
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By hhk25

If I were in the market for a new touring bike,...

If I were in the market for a new touring bike, this would be the one:

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5058-401/National-Bicycle

Reynolds 520 steel frame and fork, Deore touring groupset, TRP...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By hhk25

Problems fitting Tubus Tara Lowrider

Just bought this rack and I am having trouble fitting it to my Marinoni Tourismo Extreme. You can see by the attached photo that the the tubing interferes with the q.r. skewer and stops the mounting...
02-18-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By hhk25

I called rimtours.com and they have a couple of...

I called rimtours.com and they have a couple of trips planned but not yet confirmed (lack of committed riders). I'm going to check back at the end of the week. Are there similar outfits in...
02-18-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By hhk25

Where could two newbies go for an amazing mountain biking adventure in April?

I have a week off in early April and I'm itching to spend it on a bike on a trail.

The thought of trail riding in open country really appeals to me. I live in the North and all our trails are...
01-12-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By hhk25

Any ideas for mountain biking trip in S. California in February?

Thinking about flying to LA for some warm weather and then doing a 3 day trail ride somewhere within a 2 hour drive. Ideally, we'd like to camp for two nights. If that's not available, we would be...
11-21-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By hhk25

If you use compressed air, make sure you wear eye...

If you use compressed air, make sure you wear eye protection. I've had old grips explode with bits of plastic shrapnel flying through the air.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By hhk25

I guess my standards are a little high. I am used...

I guess my standards are a little high. I am used to docs that conform to established ISO standards for technical documentation. Yes, at the top of the doc, there is a small 8 point font that says...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By hhk25

It's pretty trivial to update either the pdf or...

It's pretty trivial to update either the pdf or the webpage with some reference to model year. I've been in engineering and design for decades and it's pretty much standard operation procedure to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By hhk25

It's the only document on the Brompton site that...

It's the only document on the Brompton site that deals with derailleur cables. There is no mention of module year and no diagram of the shifter body to give you a clue. Just a poor job of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By hhk25

Brompton technical documents - I need to vent.

I wanted to change my derailleur cable on my 2017 6 speed and I was confused by this document.

https://trade.brompton.com/Uploads/QPart/QPart-Datasheets/ds-cabdr.pdf

The pdf tells me to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By hhk25

Where are you guys buying these things? I only...

Where are you guys buying these things? I only see them on Japanese and a few European sites. Are there any sources in North America?
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