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11-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By crankholio

I'd be very surprised if they had something. But...

I'd be very surprised if they had something. But I may give it a try anyways. There's a fastenal around here somewhere as well. Just wish the Shimano pages would give the actual threading specs of...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,349
Posted By crankholio

I also tend not to pedal on steeper descents. I...

I also tend not to pedal on steeper descents. I have a fear of going too fast and crashing and sliding along the asphalt. Always paranoid the front tire will blow out, handlebars will loosen up, etc....
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,349
Posted By crankholio

It was always in the 34. I never used the 48....

It was always in the 34. I never used the 48. That's why I took the leap and swapped cranks. Figured I'd never miss it.
11-08-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By crankholio

Longer front derailleur screw?

Does anyone have a source for a longer front derailleur set screw? Using a Shimano Deore front derailleur of some type, and the cage will come out a little too far with my current crankset. Running...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,349
Posted By crankholio

I don't know what b+w means, but I'm running...

I don't know what b+w means, but I'm running 700x32 and 700x28.



Because I just put it on my bike yesterday.

Moving to a 42/26 is a possibility for the future if it doesn't suit me. I'm not...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,349
Posted By crankholio

34/24 crank fine for a touring bike?

And if so, will it much matter if the small cog on the cassette is 11T or 12T?
10-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By crankholio

I gave an exact model number.

I gave an exact model number.
10-07-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

Thanks! I'm glad I didn't have to resort to...

Thanks! I'm glad I didn't have to resort to anything more extreme. When I was shopping for extractor bits, I read a lot of horror stories...bits breaking and whatnot. I'm guessing they don't work...
10-07-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,903
Posted By crankholio

I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back....

I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back. That way if anything catastrophic happens on my regular bike, like a flat tire, I just toss the regular bike aside and then ride the folding bike to...
10-06-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

Well, the extractor set worked out. I tried at...

Well, the extractor set worked out. I tried at first with a manual driver and downward pressure, but I couldn't turn it. I then put the extractor bit in my electric impact driver and after a few...
10-05-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By crankholio

So I guess I'm the only one. I just flipped mine...

So I guess I'm the only one. I just flipped mine from drops to risers and changed my stem yet again. I've finally got my reach and height right. The only thing I don't quite like is the angle of my...
10-05-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

No, it's completely flush with the face. I'm...

No, it's completely flush with the face. I'm still waiting on the new bolt to arrive before I try anything, but I decided to order a small set of screw extractors called the Alden 8440P Grabit Pro....
10-04-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,664
Posted By crankholio

Sometimes I enjoy working on my bikes more than...

Sometimes I enjoy working on my bikes more than riding, so I do that. There's always something I can tweak or change. Of course this can come with its own set of problems.
10-04-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By crankholio

Estimate your spare parts bin retail value

If you could immediately get retail price back in exchange for all your SS/FG spare parts you're not currently using, how much money would appear in your hand?
10-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By crankholio

Poll: anyone here ride their moustache bars upside down?

Anyone here ride their moustache bars upside down?
10-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,241
Posted By crankholio

I bought a bike from Sports Authority many years...

I bought a bike from Sports Authority many years ago for around $300. It was one of the best bikes they had. I kept taking it back because the shifting was never quite right. I got to know the...
10-04-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

Yeah, doesn't seem like my best move in...

Yeah, doesn't seem like my best move in retrospect.
10-04-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, it's by itself...

Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, it's by itself and easily accessible once I remove the rear wheel. I could probably drill straight through it if necessary.
10-03-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By crankholio

That's how I remember. And then I remember that...

That's how I remember. And then I remember that bottom bracket cups are opposite of pedal threads.
10-03-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By crankholio

Rounded off derailleur hanger mount bolt

This particular bike was converted to single speed, so the hanger isn't used for anything, but while I was doing other things to the bike, I thought I'd just make sure that bolt was snug. Without...
10-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By crankholio

If I only had that option, I'd just use a 6mm...

If I only had that option, I'd just use a 6mm allen socket on an impact wrench.
10-01-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By crankholio

How long is your pedal wrench? Give the Park PW-4...

How long is your pedal wrench? Give the Park PW-4 a try if you're looking for a tool upgrade.
09-30-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,103
Posted By crankholio

The only time I give a verbal warning when I'm...

The only time I give a verbal warning when I'm passing is if there's not much room or if there are kids (and I generally slow down if there are kids because they'll make a 90 degree turn right in...
09-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By crankholio

68 vs 73 shell width bottom brackets

Due to the plastic NDS cup cracking on my touring bike, I needed to replace it. I decided to pull the bottom bracket while I was at it just to see what was in there. I had the crankset changed by a...
09-26-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,785
Posted By crankholio

What does this mean?

What does this mean?
09-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By crankholio

It's hard to find a good project bike these days

A couple years ago, Craigslist was littered with 10-20+ yr old bikes for $50-$150. Now all these same bikes are $300-$500. Anyone else notice this?
09-26-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By crankholio

I wish we had a good bike shop closer by. The few...

I wish we had a good bike shop closer by. The few good ones are down in the city. Here in suburbia they just cater to the SUV drivers who want to spend $9000 on a new full uniform road setup.
09-24-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By crankholio

Are the RM-017's exclusive to Rivendell?

They're the only retailer that comes up when I Google. Currently out of stock, too. I've got the RM-016's, and I'd like to try out the 17's at some point as well.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,963
Posted By crankholio

Tempo Ultra SC mixed in a pump sprayer works for...

Tempo Ultra SC mixed in a pump sprayer works for me. Kills most everything.
09-23-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By crankholio

Ah, good to know. I searched Google and couldn't...

Ah, good to know. I searched Google and couldn't find a single example of a noodle spring. Thought I was going crazy.
09-23-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By crankholio

Why is there a spring in my front v-brake, but not in the rear?

The fittings at the tops of the front and rear noodles are different. The rear has a smaller fitting. The front has a larger fitting with a spring down in the barrel. Anyone know the reason for this?
09-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By crankholio

This is a good point to consider, OP. I didn't...

This is a good point to consider, OP. I didn't mention it in my comment, but I used a drastically different stem when I switched from flat to drops. I'll be using yet another stem when I go from...
09-15-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,358
Posted By crankholio

Just don't try it without a brake your first time...

Just don't try it without a brake your first time out.
09-15-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By crankholio

I felt better about using it once I knew the...

I felt better about using it once I knew the frame was steel.

The tool taught me I have no talent to eyeball the derailleur alignment.
09-15-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,838
Posted By crankholio

I had three single speed bikes up until recently,...

I had three single speed bikes up until recently, but I just put gears on one of them. It's my neighborhood bike, and I have a lot of hills around here. After needing an ice pack on one of my knees,...
09-15-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,038
Posted By crankholio

The 2021 Trek Marlin 7 is in your $750-$1000...

The 2021 Trek Marlin 7 is in your $750-$1000 price range, has hydraulic discs, lockout fork. Good luck finding a bike shop with one in stock, though.
09-15-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By crankholio

I converted my Trek FX from flat to drops. It was...

I converted my Trek FX from flat to drops. It was about $250-$300 in parts, and I didn't have to worry about hydraulic brakes. Your situation sounds more complicated. I'd second opinions about...
09-15-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By crankholio

Got a derailleur alignment tool...

This has to be one of the best tools I've ever bought. Should have got one a long time ago.

I have this K2 Zed Sport frame with a non-replaceable derailleur hanger, and it was definitely out of...
09-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By crankholio

Oof...nails with the D2000? I've got some Knipex...

Oof...nails with the D2000? I've got some Knipex 71-41-200 compact bolt cutters that I use on small bolts if needed, and that's probably what I'd use for nails if I ever cut nails. I can't imagine...
09-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By crankholio

Good for those high end ceramic cables, eh?

Good for those high end ceramic cables, eh?
09-12-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By crankholio

I'm familiar with Knipex as I have some of their...

I'm familiar with Knipex as I have some of their bolt cutters. Never heard of Felco. Are they both roughly the same quality? Also, do you use the same cutters for housing that you do for cables?
09-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By crankholio

What are your favorite cutters?

For cutting brake cables, shifter cables, housing, etc...

I've been using some Klein cutters, but they've gone kind of dull after about a year. Might get something different.
...
09-11-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By crankholio

I did have a Phil Wood BB a long time ago. I got...

I did have a Phil Wood BB a long time ago. I got it because it was the only thing I could find with Raleigh threaded cups for an old Raleigh frame. It was a very nice BB, but probably the cost of 6-7...
09-11-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By crankholio

You'd think. Although I decided to read customer...

You'd think. Although I decided to read customer feedback after I ordered from them, and there are a lot of 1 star reviews with comments like "Sent me the wrong part and never responded to me and...
09-11-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By crankholio

Alright, thanks. I think I'll try riding it for a...

Alright, thanks. I think I'll try riding it for a while with the offset and see how it works.



Well, if one crank arm was a foot further away from the chainstay than the other, it would...
09-11-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By crankholio

I'm kind of going back and forth between these...

I'm kind of going back and forth between these two POV's. One problem is I ordered the tire internationally, so returning may be a pain, if possible at all. Company hasn't wrote me back yet....
09-11-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By crankholio

Space between crank arm and chainstay at the...

Space between crank arm and chainstay at the center point of the pedal spindle (see orange arrow in picture):
...
09-11-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By crankholio

Wouldn't that just make the spacing appear larger...

Wouldn't that just make the spacing appear larger on the drive side? But the spacing is greater on the non-drive side.
09-11-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By crankholio

Non-drive side 4mm further from chainstays

So it seems the 68x110 BB I got is asymmetric with the non-drive side being longer. I have a 2.1mm spacer I could put between the fixed cup and frame on the drive side to help even things out, but...
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