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09-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't...

Seems OP may not be convinced, though he hasn't been back to his thread since he started it.:foo:
08-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By agnewton

Oooohh. That *.pdf with the formula is good...

Oooohh. That *.pdf with the formula is good info. My google search wasn't specific enough to find those notes about spoke hole size and spoke diameter. Thank you.
08-03-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By veganbikes

Those are the ones, I have the MT5e's...

Those are the ones,

I have the MT5e's already. I just have the upgrades in my mind and just saw those I didn't really do all the good research you did I saw MT7s and have always wanted some. It is...
08-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By veganbikes

hydrocarbon That is freakin' sick! I love love...

hydrocarbon That is freakin' sick! I love love love it. Pimping it out as it should be. Those Manitou forks are awesome, The R7 pro was on the list if I couldn't get a Fox Factory to work (luckily...
08-01-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

That's amazing, hydrocarbon . That...

That's amazing, hydrocarbon . That special-edition version looks like it's the version to have! I'll give them a call when I come back from holidays in a couple of weeks. Thank you so much for...
07-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By shelbyfv

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will...

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will not work well with your new chain. This is how you know you need a new cassette. You cannot tell by looking.
07-28-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Darth Lefty

You are nibbling at the edge of the problem, but...

You are nibbling at the edge of the problem, but it's not just the battery. It's power. The amount of power it takes to go slightly slower downhill is the same it takes to go that amount slightly...
07-28-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By mschwett

yes, regen/charging would have to be done with...

yes, regen/charging would have to be done with the primary motor, as is currently done in direct drive ebikes and scooters. it could still be disengaged to avoid parasitic drag when off and not...
07-27-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By El Heron

Thank you hydrocarbon! I hope to make a post on...

Thank you hydrocarbon! I hope to make a post on Classic and Vintage tomorrow Thursday. Best,
07-26-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By El Heron

I fabricated a chainring adapter out of 7075...

I fabricated a chainring adapter out of 7075 Zicral aluminum plate that allows me to run 110BCD 50T/34T compact chainrings on my 90's Campagnolo Record 135BCD crankset. I bought the aluminum plate...
07-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Darth Lefty

I bet you donít. Little energy, wrong wheel, and...

I bet you donít. Little energy, wrong wheel, and not made of bike parts
07-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Doc_Wui

Pittsburgh has some huge hills. You cannot expect...

Pittsburgh has some huge hills. You cannot expect to throttle up them without helping the bike out with pedalling and being in low gear. But the E-sparrow is single speed bike with a 250W Bafang. I...
07-24-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leisesturm

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub...

Typical dynamo hub output = ~3W. Typical hub motor output = 500W. Typical bike battery capacity = 500wh to 1000wh. A properly designed hubmotor will stop making power above a certain speed to avoid...
07-23-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By emjhay

thank you for all the input. I will update all of...

thank you for all the input. I will update all of you once i do find something available at a reasonable price in my area (ontario).
07-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

hydrocarbon that's awesome. I'm trying to...

hydrocarbon that's awesome. I'm trying to maintain, upkeep and upgrade my own bikes since this past year because of the lockdown and I've found it extremely meditative. I grew up with a mechanic dad...
07-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

Looks fantastic! I really like the look of that...

Looks fantastic! I really like the look of that fork with the black on black tubes. I was wondering about the fenders and this looks and sounds great. I don't usually put them on my...
07-20-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

My gravel build

Hi guys!

As a result of the covid situation the winter commuting was canceled and decided to give my commuter bike a good renovation.

Spec:
Scott speedster S30 disc 2015
Aluminum frame...
07-19-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,805
Posted By Rolla

Dunno if this has been mentioned, but the...

Dunno if this has been mentioned, but the geometry of a lugged frame is controlled by the angles of the lugs.
To build a frame that doesn't correspond to the angles (and tube diameters) of available...
07-19-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By Russ Roth

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette,...

easiest and cheapest would be a 12-28 cassette, new chain to handle the different gearing in all likelihood and a 39t small ring. This would have been the max climbing gearing that system was...
07-19-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

That is awesome hydrocarbon and very encouraging...

That is awesome hydrocarbon and very encouraging about the speed wobble being fixed with this new front fork and wheel combo. I'm definitely going to source that for my bike right now and, likely...
07-18-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,805
Posted By Nessism

Welded frames are cheaper to build than lugged,...

Welded frames are cheaper to build than lugged, but that doesn't mean lugged is "better."

Advantages to (TIG) welded include: lighter, cheaper, faster to build, no constraints on angles.
...
07-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,805
Posted By rydabent

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg...

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg that make the lions share of all frames dont love welding robots? Even in China, mfg have to pay workers to braze lug frames. Welding robots and work...
07-17-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't know anything aboiut those front...

.
...I don't know anything aboiut those front end shock thingies on road bikes. But in general, more moving parts = more spots for stuff to go wrong. I was a little skeptical of them when they first...
07-16-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,549
Posted By veganbikes

Hahaha. I do enjoy a bit of Turbo especially...

Hahaha. I do enjoy a bit of Turbo especially going to work.

Mine isn't full suspension it is a hardtail for FS you want the Delite. However yes semi similar but missing a battery and Rohloff....
07-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,805
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

[QUOTE=shahidbashir92;22143146]In the case of...

[QUOTE=shahidbashir92;22143146]In the case of bike frame lugs, the brazing is under sheer forces only - as the tubes are inserted into the lug. The joint will be as strong as the metal of which the...
07-15-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,549
Posted By veganbikes

Like most cargo bikes like that you can ride it...

Like most cargo bikes like that you can ride it sans motor but do I really want to, not really. The Loads are amazingly fun though, a full suspension cargo bike is super comfortable and great for the...
07-15-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please tell us your cost ceiling. That will...

Please tell us your cost ceiling. That will inform our recommendations.

I use the Bike Hand YC-512N. It's available direct from China, or from other on-line retailers. I also tracked down the...
07-15-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By CliffordK

The problem with Mom's bike was that it was...

The problem with Mom's bike was that it was hanging in a dry garage for about 20 years. There may have been some weather checking on the tires, but the tubes were still good. So I expected to be...
07-15-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By CliffordK

I've been moving away from Velox. It has some...

I've been moving away from Velox. It has some advantages including a sticky backing. However, it is much thicker than many of the other rim tapes, and harder to reuse.

It may be easier to mount...
07-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By CliffordK

Rim tape can go bad. This was off of Mom's bike...

Rim tape can go bad. This was off of Mom's bike a couple of years ago. It probably was 40 years old.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=609379...
07-14-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Pop N Wood

Google "exit bag". Nitrogen is also being...

Google "exit bag".

Nitrogen is also being proposed to replace lethal injection for death penalty cases.

Dangerous stuff.
07-14-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By ClydeClydeson

assplosion like that means the bike must have...

assplosion like that means the bike must have been made from crabon.
07-13-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By olNick

S5 into AW

Hi, new member here, first post,

The guts of the SA 5speeds, S5, S5.1 S5.2 fit into most AWs.

I have fitted an late 80's S5.2, with the 2 indicator chains/rods, without consequence, into a 1972...
07-12-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By RubeRad

Looks like probably that chart is just somebody's...

Looks like probably that chart is just somebody's copy/paste error. Here's "widths measured across the rivet" from ParkTool (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-compatibility):

12...
07-12-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By commo_soulja

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c...

I've converted old 26" mountain bikes with 700c and 650b wheelsets. 700x23 roadie tires fit fine and so do 650bx47 tires with knobbier tires. Do it.
07-12-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By exercion

Wow, thanks! I had not even considered 700c, I'm...

Wow, thanks! I had not even considered 700c, I'm definitely looking for mid-width or narrower slicks since they'll be for rail trail and casual street riding around town, leaving the knobbies for...
07-12-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By uberprutser

So, it's probably not going to fit inside the old...

So, it's probably not going to fit inside the old hub. Then I will go find a 5 speed Sachs donor bike. Those are pretty good, and the spacing is a lot better then a 3 speed. I see no problems in...
07-11-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By hokiefyd

A 26x2" tire is nominally about 660mm in...

A 26x2" tire is nominally about 660mm in diameter. A 42mm tire designed for a 27.5" wheel (584mm) is about 668mm in diameter. If your frame has plenty of clearance for a nominal 26x2" tire, then I...
07-10-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By Rainbow83

It's a new chain that was in an unopened SRAM box...

It's a new chain that was in an unopened SRAM box that said "single speed" on it, so I'm pretty sure it's for a bike. It's definitely wider than a 6/7/8 chain though.
07-10-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By ShannonM

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it)...

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it) chain on 1/8" (bmx) chainring would be my 1st guess. Just asking for a singlespeed chain can be a crapshoot, and if you get the wrong one, it no...
07-09-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

hydrocarbon the full assembly for the phone...

hydrocarbon the full assembly for the phone holder on the Load 60 handlebar stem is below! The components are:
- The RAM bar mount with 1" ball
- The RAM double mount for 1" ball (double socket,...
07-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By ClydeClydeson

headasunder The more the spokes cross the closer...

headasunder The more the spokes cross the closer the spokes are to parallel to the force from the hub caused by disc brakes, hub motors, dynamos, etc.

For instance, a radially laced (0 cross)...
06-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

hydrocarbon that speed wobble story sounds...

hydrocarbon that speed wobble story sounds intense. Was the front-end loaded at the time? I can see those wobbles would appear if there wasn't any weight and going at high speeds. Thank you for that...
06-29-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

I was hesitating for a little bit between the 60...

I was hesitating for a little bit between the 60 and 75 but I just thought the 60 looked so much better and sportier. I think if utility was the main concern then the 75 makes sense, especially for...
06-28-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

Oh man, thanks hydrocarbon ! :beer: So many sweet...

Oh man, thanks hydrocarbon ! :beer: So many sweet inspiration pics! That one with the wood logs is :thumb: Your use of the Load is pretty much what I aspire to: as my regular hauler and car...
06-27-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By jamesdak

Just to add to this a bit for anyone that finds...

Just to add to this a bit for anyone that finds it searching on Pashley's. Did my longest ride on the Guv'nor this morning. 41 miles around the valley I live it. Had not planned on going that far but...
06-25-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

Whoa, that's amazing hydrocarbon . Those...

Whoa, that's amazing hydrocarbon . Those supermoto x look nice and fat on the front! I ordered the GX option myself since I'll be receiving in November and it will just be the beginning of the winter...
06-25-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By RustyJames

I freakiní love that rear stand!

I freakiní love that rear stand!
06-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,606
Posted By Bigjoe94561

"D-wide Plus+ Saddle" it's a huge 14" wide saddle...

"D-wide Plus+ Saddle" it's a huge 14" wide saddle for comfort riding. I got it off of Amazon.
06-23-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
Posted By MtlClimb

Hey thanks hydrocarbon ! That would be great. Iím...

Hey thanks hydrocarbon ! That would be great. Iím with you on the finish. That was one of my main concern. Iím also OCD so I donít think having my phone to the side would work for me, which is why...
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