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07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,140
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
06-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By SalsaShark

It is probably your knees. Try taking some fish...

It is probably your knees.
Try taking some fish oil.
05-17-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SalsaShark

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel fin

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel

fin
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 919
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 919
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
03-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,957
Posted By SalsaShark

The bottom

The bottom
03-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,224
Posted By SalsaShark

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an...

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an ebike. If you are doing 300 miles a day for
for recreation, i suggest ditching the ebike and enjoy riding a normal bike. You will travel less miles, wear...
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
02-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By SalsaShark

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under...

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under the work stand. It is also nice to catch any dirt/mud or salt (winter) you knock off the bike during cleaning - it can be folded in on itself and taken...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,239
Posted By SalsaShark

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet...

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet deep and sits there for 4 months or so. It has not been above 10°F for a couple weeks in my neck of the woods. Looks like we might get a break from...
02-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By SalsaShark

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a...

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a rafter. Should work with that hole in the joist, but might need to slightly modify the top to fit through the joist. They come in different widths so...
02-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,281
Posted By SalsaShark

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a...

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a couple years back. Hi-ten frame, stem shifters, steel-rim 27" wheels, turkey levers, etc....
Ended up being a pretty fun bike when it was all said and...
12-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,628
Posted By SalsaShark

Left or track stand.....although track stands...

Left or track stand.....although track stands tend to confuse drivers at all-way stop sign intersections.
12-25-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By SalsaShark

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride
12-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By SalsaShark

I am much stronger turning down, than i am...

I am much stronger turning down, than i am turning up.
12-01-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By SalsaShark

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with...

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with about 295mm (295.6 NDS, 294.7 DS).
11-30-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,627
Posted By SalsaShark

If I could see my house, i would probably walk...

If I could see my house, i would probably walk the bike to the garage. Otherwise, i would repair it roadside. Doesn't take long to replace a tube, but walking a bike is slow, especially up and down...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,250
Posted By SalsaShark

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the...

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the saddle. When it rains, it only takes a couple seconds to remove it and stretch it over the top of the saddle.
11-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,106
Posted By SalsaShark

The only excercise i partake in anymore after my...

The only excercise i partake in anymore after my knee surgeries is cycling. When i am in my best shape, and putting in high mileage weeks of high effort riding, i develop a pretty defined abdominal...
11-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By SalsaShark

Once everything is fit and installed, i would...

Once everything is fit and installed, i would imagine i could take the Velo Orange style fenders off a bike in less than 5 minutes, and have it ready to ride again without fenders. I would think...
11-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,250
Posted By SalsaShark

Get the master link on the chain and carefully...

Get the master link on the chain and carefully rotate the chain so the master link is located along the length of chain between the top of the cassette and top of crankset chainring. (You may need to...
10-29-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,790
Posted By SalsaShark

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!
10-26-20, 07:44 PM
10-24-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By SalsaShark

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10-22-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,518
Posted By SalsaShark

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10-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,234
Posted By SalsaShark

.....wait, are we quoting Tool lyrics in here?

.....wait, are we quoting Tool lyrics in here?
10-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,753
Posted By SalsaShark

That is rasp tread!

That is rasp tread!
10-13-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By SalsaShark

The correct answer is Sherwood Green, like on a...

The correct answer is Sherwood Green, like on a vintage Fender Jaguar
09-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By SalsaShark

I would not ride that with any sort of...

I would not ride that with any sort of substantial load affixed to the rack. The upper mounting bolt will not be able withstand the leverage from the weight being thrown around and will want to bend,...
09-19-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,578
Posted By SalsaShark

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. ...

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. They were a cardboard prop, however!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,651
Posted By SalsaShark

I ride everyday all year, including through all...

I ride everyday all year, including through all sorts of crap in winter on the frozen roads of eastern Iowa, and i have been using the latest generation KMC Eco ProTeq chain on my rain/winter bike...
07-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By SalsaShark

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk
07-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By SalsaShark

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT...

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT FC-M770 crankset, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By SalsaShark

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even...

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even smaller bead seat diameter than 650b. I would imagine either the tire or rims are mislabled, as i cannot imagine a 650c could ever be properly mounted...
07-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,095
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out Aerotech

Check out Aerotech
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,205
Posted By SalsaShark

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of...

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of materials/striker type/sizes and mounting styles to choose from. Polished brass always sounds and looks best to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,983
Posted By SalsaShark

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around...

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around for transportation within a few miles radius of my house. Didn't do much riding regularly through college and my 20's and early 30's, but always had a...
06-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,391
Posted By SalsaShark

I know i sound like a broken record here, but...

I know i sound like a broken record here, but the Salsa Journeyman should fit the size requirements for the OP.
The Journeyman flat bar geometry chart puts the XS (extra small) frame sized 650b...
06-16-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By SalsaShark

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few...

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few thousand miles under its belt and is Extra Smooth! Might help satisfy your photo deficiency. I will get around to cutting off the excess steerer...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By SalsaShark

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry...

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry about the long-winded description.
These were made with a military surplus 'Musette' bag. I removed the shoulder straps and added hardware for...
06-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,391
Posted By SalsaShark

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable -...

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable - great versatile bike for the money! Flat & drop bar options, 650B or 700C wheelsets, Claris drivetrain with subcompact crankset starting under $1,000....
06-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,987
Posted By SalsaShark

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is...

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is no joke for hills, especially in my neck of the woods with the steep river bluffs of the Mississippi River. It's hard to find a 50 mile road ride that...
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By SalsaShark

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and...

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and wrap the chainstay - if you take your time it looks tidy and is extremely durable....
05-30-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By SalsaShark

I would also like a pickle, please

I would also like a pickle, please
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