Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: TiHabanero
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.28 seconds.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By TiHabanero

The frame I built this winter I salvaged cable...

The frame I built this winter I salvaged cable guides from an old Schwinn. Heated them up and pulled them off the old frame. They cleaned up nicely and was easy to do. I also salvaged a brake bridge...
11-23-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By TiHabanero

I prefer the lugged look over the molded look,...

I prefer the lugged look over the molded look, however the one piece carbon frame is superior in performance to the lugged carbon frames. I have had both (still have a one piece road frame hanging...
11-23-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By TiHabanero

Oval rings have been in development since at...

Oval rings have been in development since at least the 1930's. Shimano was the first commercially successful company to market them, but of course they were the first company to make them...
11-23-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

Take it to the dealer and have them look at it. I...

Take it to the dealer and have them look at it. I work at a shop that sells Giant bikes and have yet to encounter this issue on this model. Take it to the dealer and have them look at it. If you walk...
11-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

I prefer center-lock because it is quicker and...

I prefer center-lock because it is quicker and easier to remove or install the rotor. Center-lock is also much easier and quicker to clean behind the rotor. Both center-lock and 6 bolt do the same...
11-23-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By TiHabanero

Oval rings are an age old idea. There must be a...

Oval rings are an age old idea. There must be a reason they keep failing in the marketplace, get reintroduced as new and improved and fail again. Failure is not bad in this case, it simply...
11-23-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

Heat. Slotted rotors dissipate heat more...

Heat. Slotted rotors dissipate heat more efficiently than solid rotors as it introduces more air to the surface by effectively creating a "finned" effect in the rotor itself, much like an air cooled...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

A lab worker is way deeper into it than a...

A lab worker is way deeper into it than a hobbyist such as myself. My dad made a meager living from photography in the 40's and early 50's. Worked assignments for magazines while he studied EE, and...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Very nice shots. I only have one zoom, the rest...

Very nice shots. I only have one zoom, the rest are fixed manuals from my film days, however I am losing the ability to manually focus so will be giving them up in the future for auto focus lenses....
11-22-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By TiHabanero

Why is it even needed? I see it as a trap for...

Why is it even needed? I see it as a trap for water and corrosion. Remove it and use the guide without the liner.
11-22-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By TiHabanero

Two years ago a friend of mine asked me to...

Two years ago a friend of mine asked me to rebuild the Headshok on his 1995 f400. Told him not to bother as rebuild parts are not available from Cdale. He talked with another friend of his that told...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By TiHabanero

Must have been done to simplify the production...

Must have been done to simplify the production process as noted in above posts. I have built jigs for production of widgets, but never frames, and I have designed production processes and physical...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By TiHabanero

A Cannondale shop I worked in had a Caad8 frame...

A Cannondale shop I worked in had a Caad8 frame cut away showing off the welds and tube butts. The welds on that frame were double pass as was clearly seen, which surprises me as I always thought...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Djb, the art and skill is not in the camera,...

Djb, the art and skill is not in the camera, software or lab. It is the eye in the viewfinder. You are correct, a box with a lens is a box with a lens. No question manually developing and printing...
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 702
Posted By TiHabanero

Roundypdbr, that is a great notice to put up....

Roundypdbr, that is a great notice to put up. Just may use it, with your permission, of course.

Wasn't a bad day at all, in fact it was an incredibly satisfying day. I just want everyone to know...
11-21-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By TiHabanero

Innertube zip tied to the chain stay has worked...

Innertube zip tied to the chain stay has worked on several mountain bikes and road bikes for decades.
11-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By TiHabanero

It is amazing how these guys changed the face of...

It is amazing how these guys changed the face of cycling world-wide right under our noses. Lived in the Bay Area in the late 70's to early 80's and never heard of Repack. We knew guys were riding...
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 702
Posted By TiHabanero

Discipline your children

It ain't my job to ensure your children properly behave themselves in my store. There is no possible excuse for you when I am the one stepping up to the plate and telling your child to get off that...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By TiHabanero

Really, Rifraf, was that necessary?? ...

Really, Rifraf, was that necessary??

Bassmanbob, why not use your house as home base and do 40-60 mile loops with the bike fully loaded? Pitch the tent in the back yard, cook all your meals there,...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Tourist in MSN, I was a school photographer as...

Tourist in MSN, I was a school photographer as well and we had to buy our own film and develop it on our own as well. My partner, who shot events with me, knew the photography prof at a local college...
11-21-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a customer with a carbon OCR, not exactly...

I have a customer with a carbon OCR, not exactly known for super lightweight frame, and a pole fell on the top tube in his garage. This impact crushed the area where the pole hit. Carbon is tough,...
11-21-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By TiHabanero

The Pletcher is also known as the ESGE.

The Pletcher is also known as the ESGE.
Forum: Touring
11-20-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Quick access to the camera is not important to me...

Quick access to the camera is not important to me as I am more of a landscaper than people or event shooter. Have seriously considered buying larger rear panniers and using the Eclipse bar bag for...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By TiHabanero

One pinned tube on cheap production bike

Cut up a Schwinn World Sport circa 1987. Found that the top tube/seat lug junction is pinned. No other tube junction on the frame is pinned. In a production setting is there a reason to pin one tube...
11-20-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By TiHabanero

From what I see in the pics, the stand base is...

From what I see in the pics, the stand base is the least of the issues with that shop space. Just pokin' fun. I really like the wood base. Obviously some thought and effort went into it.
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

I have an Eclipse front bag that uses the same...

I have an Eclipse front bag that uses the same type of mount the Kirkland uses, however I want the larger capacity of the rear trunk bag in lew of the smaller handlebar bag, hence the idea of...
11-19-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By TiHabanero

I just call it common sense. Me vs. 3000 pound...

I just call it common sense. Me vs. 3000 pound vehicle. I know I can stop faster, move out of the way easier, and avoid a collision with less effort than the vehicle. Common sense in my book...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Testride today. Works as planned, but need to use...

Testride today. Works as planned, but need to use velcro fastener to secure more tightly to the rack stays. Loaded bike with 20 pounds rear and 10 pounds plus camera front and forgot how weight on...
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 648
Posted By TiHabanero

Had used the Look Delta cleat system since the...

Had used the Look Delta cleat system since the introduction in the mid nineties. Works well with one exception, they squeak. Put up with it until last summer, then changed to Shimano Road SPD (SPD...
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Finished the camera bag project last night. Cut...

Finished the camera bag project last night. Cut the repurposed foam to shape and securely hold the camera in the bag. When the weather moves out of the 20's and into the 40's I will give it a whirl...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

The camera is a Pentax K5. Fairly durable piece...

The camera is a Pentax K5. Fairly durable piece thus far. I have been carrying it around in a trunk bag on the rear rack with nothing more than a folded up wash rag underneath it for some shock...
11-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TiHabanero

Perhaps I am doing something wrong, although I'm...

Perhaps I am doing something wrong, although I'm not sure what it is, obviously. Never had a rear wheel that never needed truing regardless if I built it, Mavic built it, or a wheel guru built it. At...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

Foam for packing DSLR

Have need to pack my DSLR on the bike for touring and believe I can protect it from road vibrations and shock from bumps fairly well with pick and pack foam sheets from Uline. Has anyone out there...
11-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TiHabanero

The big surprise is they are Roval wheels. Never...

The big surprise is they are Roval wheels. Never have been impressed with Roval in the past (work at a Specialized dealer) but the ones I have seen in recent years are much better than before. I know...
11-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By TiHabanero

Rotor warp from heat. Sometimes it can be trued...

Rotor warp from heat. Sometimes it can be trued out, other times not and you just deal with it or replace it.
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,358
Posted By TiHabanero

Sounds like a really good alternative to a bag....

Sounds like a really good alternative to a bag. Any special advice on a foam pad? Thought about air mattress, but the pad is simple and easy to set up, which is to my liking.
11-15-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TiHabanero

Ferrouscious, it is a customer's mountain bike...

Ferrouscious, it is a customer's mountain bike experience that led me to rethink my position on carbon rims. This guy rides way above his skill level and crashes several times every ride. He launches...
11-15-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By TiHabanero

The bike he rides only turns left. :lol:

The bike he rides only turns left. :lol:
11-15-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By TiHabanero

Reformed Carbon Hater

Have owned a mountain and 2 road bikes made from carbon. Frankly, they don't really do anything remarkably better than metal frames other than shed weight, which in the long run, the 1 or 2 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By TiHabanero

"At that rate you will have to replace bearings...

"At that rate you will have to replace bearings with every chain. Progress"

Nope, Specialized. Another egg from the big red S.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,840
Posted By TiHabanero

We sell a lot of Speedplay pedals. Had Frogs...

We sell a lot of Speedplay pedals. Had Frogs sitting on the shelf for 2 years before they were sold to someone specifically looking for Frogs, not a new user. The X pedal had to go away as it made no...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By TiHabanero

"A big fan of pinarello, always wanted one." ...

"A big fan of pinarello, always wanted one."

Now is the time. No sense in considering the BMC as it will never live up to your anticipation of getting a new bike. Don't let price get the the way...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,358
Posted By TiHabanero

Great pics of the 76 cross country ride. Saw...

Great pics of the 76 cross country ride. Saw exactly what I needed to see. Thank you.

Andrewclaus, you sleep under the quilt, what are you sleeping on?
Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By TiHabanero

That is exactly the first thought that passed...

That is exactly the first thought that passed through my head when I read the OP.
11-14-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By TiHabanero

When our shop first started pro fitting services...

When our shop first started pro fitting services we had a big demand from riders to get their positions more upright on older bikes. This was before endurance geometry, gravel bikes and the like...
11-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By TiHabanero

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_1815_ec6e807146eb14ccf9dfe3263d5ad9cab53c85b7.jpeg

There is only one bike in this world that is a must have, and I already have...
11-13-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By TiHabanero

It takes at least 2 hours to build up a bare...

It takes at least 2 hours to build up a bare frame. Internal routing and hydro discs add more time to the build. Have yet to see one done, even in the days of friction shifting, under 1.5 hours....
11-13-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,046
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a bike shop in a midsized very...

I work in a bike shop in a midsized very conservative Midwest city and have never heard a customer snark at another person's bike or expect to get to the front of the line. In fact I have experienced...
11-13-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks as though you went to considerable length...

Looks as though you went to considerable length to make the bike just right for you. Now get out there and ride the wheels off of it and have fun!
11-12-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,293
Posted By TiHabanero

Since 1982 I have worked in a bike shop, and...

Since 1982 I have worked in a bike shop, and outside of a batch of faulty tubes from Specialized around 2011-12 (about 600 were received with a 10% failure rate at our shops) defective tubes are a...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.