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Forum: Touring
10-02-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,838
Posted By AeroGut

I rode the new Beechmont bridge this morning, and...

I rode the new Beechmont bridge this morning, and it’s great. Nice and wide with a good view of the river and bump outs with benches for people who want to stop and relax without blocking traffic....
09-30-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 71,719
Views: 11,673,057
Posted By AeroGut

“Mangaloy 2001” is Tange’s manganese steel alloy...

“Mangaloy 2001” is Tange’s manganese steel alloy (similar to Reynolds 531) from the 80s
09-30-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By AeroGut

If the cable passes on the outside of the pinch...

If the cable passes on the outside of the pinch bolt (meaning the side farther from the frame), the effective lever arm is shortened quite a bit, which means that you have to apply more force to get...
09-30-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By AeroGut

I suspect the problem here is with your shim, not...

I suspect the problem here is with your shim, not the derailleur. Plenty of people (myself included) run these with shims without any problems. Mine is on a 28.6 steel frame.

With respect to...
09-28-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By AeroGut

+1 on this. For initial installation of this...

+1 on this. For initial installation of this generation of shimano FD, it’s important to follow the shimano instructions exactly. If you just put it on like you’re used to doing, it’ll likely end up...
09-19-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By AeroGut

I suspect a combination of the old pump and a...

I suspect a combination of the old pump and a sharp bit on the rim that normally doesn’t touch the valve stem but cuts it when you’re wrestling the pump off. So maybe feel around the hole in the rim...
09-19-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,032
Posted By AeroGut

What model of brakes do you have? Also, you...

What model of brakes do you have? Also, you mentioned doing a lot with the pads, but did you ever shorten the cable?
09-08-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By AeroGut

This is the key. For tubeless ready tires, it's...

This is the key. For tubeless ready tires, it's really hard to just lever the bead off the rim like you can with "regular" tires. Get BOTH beads into the center of the rim all the way around before...
09-01-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By AeroGut

I know where you're coming from. I've done this...

I know where you're coming from. I've done this job for our local co-op, partly to bring in more money to them, but also because, as you suggested, it's somewhat disappointing (or sad?) to see good...
08-13-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By AeroGut

Totally unimportant pedantic correction: Mangaloy...

Totally unimportant pedantic correction: Mangaloy is a steel alloy with manganese (and molybdenum), not magnesium. Common tubings made from this alloy are Reynolds 531, Tange 2001 Mangaloy and...
08-11-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By AeroGut

I’ve seen other claims of that happening (eg...

I’ve seen other claims of that happening (eg posts on other forums) but not seen it in person. This guy claims it happens if you route the cable below the spindle rather than above, and his bike has...
08-11-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By AeroGut

I’d also recommend posting in the ISO thread in...

I’d also recommend posting in the ISO thread in the classic and vintage forum. If you’re lucky, someone has one lying around.
08-11-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By AeroGut

For 27” positioned cantis, you might have better...

For 27” positioned cantis, you might have better luck looking for a used donor bike.
08-07-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By AeroGut

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy...

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy frame. Cannondale was one of the first large brands to use aluminum widely.
08-06-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By AeroGut

That’s a fun 15 minutes of fame to have. I...

That’s a fun 15 minutes of fame to have.
I remember Bicycling mag getting a lot of criticism for that issue at the time.
07-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By AeroGut

I think perhaps you mean “cartridge” BB?

I think perhaps you mean “cartridge” BB?
07-23-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By AeroGut

Two suggestions- 1. Change the title of this...

Two suggestions-
1. Change the title of this thread to include “Bike Center Oxford, Ohio” so people from that area are more likely to look at it
2. If you’re still in the area, stop by MoBo bike...
07-07-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By AeroGut

For the fork, you won’t really know until you...

For the fork, you won’t really know until you open it up, but a lot of those old forks used elastomers (ie rubber) instead of springs. The rubber will be totally decayed by now and it’s very hard to...
07-04-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By AeroGut

Looks like it previously had cantilever brakes so...

Looks like it previously had cantilever brakes so maybe late 90’s? Sticker says it’s 1020 steel which means it’s heavy and low quality. Thruster was a dept store brand. If it’s rideable ride it, but...
07-04-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By AeroGut

the Dutch name for those is “bakfiets” so that’s...

the Dutch name for those is “bakfiets” so that’s generally a good search term. They’re also often called “long John” cargo bikes.
I think they’re cool but have never been able to justify getting...
07-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By AeroGut

The non-USA feed is Anthony McCrossan and...

The non-USA feed is Anthony McCrossan and Nicholas Roche. Roche relatively new to the booth (retired from racing just last year I think) and is a bit quiet and sometimes doesn't get where McCrossan...
06-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By AeroGut

Looking at pictures of the bike, it appears that...

Looking at pictures of the bike, it appears that you could use hose clamps or something like that to attach weights to each side of the fork (like what some bikepackers do with extra gear or water...
06-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By AeroGut

I have an 84 as well that I commuted on for many...

I have an 84 as well that I commuted on for many years. Not a head-turner, but rides nicely. I keep thinking of getting rid of it and then find some reason to keep it.
06-11-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 71,719
Views: 11,673,057
Posted By AeroGut

XL Lotus Excelle $120 ...

XL Lotus Excelle $120

https://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_9KDvJHGuc7Iz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/erlanger-lotus-excelle/7494569959.html
05-18-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By AeroGut

Looks like it still has a head badge under the...

Looks like it still has a head badge under the paint. I'd try to scrape that paint off and see what it says. Also, you might get better info over at the CABE.
05-13-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By AeroGut

You're right that the housing is the same on both...

You're right that the housing is the same on both sides, but they're directional in the sense that the housing must be mobile on one side and can be stationary on the other. Assuming the housing...
05-13-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By AeroGut

Then you'd have to make a weird loop in the cable...

Then you'd have to make a weird loop in the cable so that it would pull in the correct direction.
04-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By AeroGut

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look...

The long cage is visibly much longer. Take a look at pics online and compare to yours and it should be fairly obvious which one it is.
04-18-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By AeroGut

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options...

Both of the M8000 rear derailleur options indicate a max cog of 46, and the medium cage version only has a total capacity of 39. Usually those specs are a bit conservative, but you may have trouble...
04-16-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By AeroGut

You should be able to tell if it's a Lemond by...

You should be able to tell if it's a Lemond by the geometry - long top tube because of the slack seat tube angle. 1" threadless steerer puts it around 2000 I think.

Other than Lemond, some 853...
04-13-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By AeroGut

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg...

Tange Prestige is a very thin-walled tubing (eg 0.7/0.4/0.7 top tube), which is great if you're looking for the lightest steel frame possible, but not necessarily ideal for a big guy on a big frame....
03-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By AeroGut

I also wouldn't rule out that there were...

I also wouldn't rule out that there were originally eyelets that were cut off prior to the powder coat. Possibly some other changes made at that point too, like bottle cage mounts. No reason to...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By AeroGut

Here it is on G-map pedometer:...

Here it is on G-map pedometer: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7646095
Forum: Touring
03-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By AeroGut

Ohio to Erie Trail alternate bike path route through Cincinnati

PSA for folks riding the Ohio-to-Erie Trail - this winter the Wasson Way bike path was connected to the Murray Path, creating a route between central Cincinnati and the Little Miami/OTE bike path...
03-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By AeroGut

some photos would be helpful here. If you did do...

some photos would be helpful here. If you did do something incorrectly in the setup, it's unlikely anyone is going to guess what it was without seeing the setup.
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By AeroGut

For clarification - In the 80's, the Sequoia was...

For clarification - In the 80's, the Sequoia was a sport touring bike with caliper brakes, and the Specialized model competing with the Miyata 1000LT and Trek 720 for loaded touring was the...
02-21-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By AeroGut

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is...

Handlebar corrosion to the point of failure is somewhat rare, but not unknown. There was a thread on here about one not too long ago, and a lot of folks from the hot and humid (ie sweaty) southeast...
02-17-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By AeroGut

+1 on this. If they did a delivery scan, it...

+1 on this. If they did a delivery scan, it should have recorded the GPS location, but for some reason that doesn't ever appear in the tracking info, so you have to ask for it, either by phone or in...
02-14-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By AeroGut

I like the mention at the end of the cyclocross...

I like the mention at the end of the cyclocross article to the "version of 'cross" practiced by some Northern Californians that involves "plunging thousands of feet down mountainside trails" on...
02-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21,255
Views: 4,051,935
Posted By AeroGut

So many spokes. . . ...

So many spokes. . .

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_aeKDYrOv3vDz_0t20CI_600x450.jpg
02-05-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By AeroGut

What is the fork you are taking off (that the hub...

What is the fork you are taking off (that the hub presumably does fit into)?
02-03-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By AeroGut

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the...

Sounds like maybe a treadle drive? And the chainstay eyelets would be the anchor points for the treadles?
01-26-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By AeroGut

According to the 2018 FSA dealer catalog, that's...

According to the 2018 FSA dealer catalog, that's a 6901 bearing, so I think any 6901 will work. If you ever have to do the rear wheel, it uses two 6001 bearings (DS) in addition to the 6901 (NDS). ...
01-26-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By AeroGut

To elaborate on DorkDisk's comment - using 1994...

To elaborate on DorkDisk's comment - using 1994 as an example (catalog available on retrobike), the rigid fork on the stumpjumper is listed as "DD Tange Chromoly, tapered blades". For the Rockhopper...
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By AeroGut

For the Delaware city portion, there is a trail...

For the Delaware city portion, there is a trail along the C&D canal from Delaware City west to Chesapeake city. You can either return the same way or come back on roads and hit lum's pond state park,...
01-23-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,553
Posted By AeroGut

Based on the title I thought this thread was...

Based on the title I thought this thread was going to be about whether a faux bar is really a type of four-bar or single pivot or neither or both. Discuss.
01-12-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,153
Posted By AeroGut

I found the 28 on a forum post somewhere, so...

I found the 28 on a forum post somewhere, so easily could be wrong. The cassette values came from the specs page in the 1991 Bridgestone catalog for the MB-2, which had the short cage XT rear DR.
01-12-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,153
Posted By AeroGut

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that...

Interesting! It's also worth remembering that even with the triple crank, the total range of these drive trains was still pretty narrow. The one with the short cage derailleur had 24-36-46 chainrings...
01-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By AeroGut

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used...

I'm one of those who also likes to buy nicer used stuff rather than new, but it takes patience and time investment to find the good deals. You've got to scour craigslist, pinkbike etc regularly and...
01-12-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,153
Posted By AeroGut

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their...

In the early days of Bridgestone MTBs, their higher end models were specced with short or medium cage derailleurs and triple cranks. But it was considered unusual enough that they included this note...
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