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Forum: Northeast
08-08-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By tairy

Thanks for that. I also see that these EVO wheels...

Thanks for that. I also see that these EVO wheels are single wall. It seems like double wall is preferable. I stopped by a bike LBS and bought a wheel but they gave me a road bike wheel instead of...
07-30-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

That's what I'm thinking of doing. Thanks!

That's what I'm thinking of doing. Thanks!
Forum: Northeast
07-30-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By tairy

My local LBS said that the radial trueing of the...

My local LBS said that the radial trueing of the rear tire is difficult. Since these wheels have so much use I'm just going to get a set of new ones. I have my 700c x35c tires that I'd like to keep....
07-30-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

My local LBS said that the radial trueing of the...

My local LBS said that the radial trueing of the rear tire is difficult. Since these wheels have so much use I'm just going to get a set of new ones. I have my 700c x35c tires that I'd like to keep....
Forum: Northeast
07-29-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By tairy

Nevermind! I have cantilever brakes. These are...

Nevermind! I have cantilever brakes. These are made for disc brakes so I assume they won't work.
Forum: Northeast
07-29-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By tairy

New wheel for these 622mm wheels and cassette

I'm replacing my wheels on my Trek Multitrack 730 bike. Here's a photo of my 700c x35c tire. The cassette is 7 speed 13-34T cassette. Here's a picture of my tire. He has a S-Ride Cassette 7sp 13-34T...
07-21-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

I love my new ebike convert! It'd definitely...

I love my new ebike convert! It'd definitely exceeded my expectations. Even though you use a motor assist to ride, there're studies done that show people ride more when they have an ebike. I feel...
07-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

I feel like I've been overusing this forum. So I...

I feel like I've been overusing this forum. So I just wanted to show y'all one more photo. Two Multitracks converted to e-bikes together.
...
07-19-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Really cool bike! I like the color scheme and the...

Really cool bike! I like the color scheme and the seat looks super comfy. I think I've identified my issue since mine is an ebike convert. As I mentioned, I've been experiencing right knee pain while...
07-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Thank you for the offer! I'm in Pittsburgh so...

Thank you for the offer! I'm in Pittsburgh so unfortunately I can't take you up on it. I stopped by my LBS and my guy said the fact that the wheel is a little off-centered is ok. It's probably not...
07-12-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

I actually just noticed that it looks like...

I actually just noticed that it looks like whoever owned this bike before me tried to correct it with a washer used as a spacer on the left side of the wheel. I noticed the rear wheel needed to be...
07-08-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Alright I got the Tektro brakes and they're...

Alright I got the Tektro brakes and they're amazing compared to the Modolo Speedy's.

I love the bike even more now and I realize now that bike modding can be a rabbit hole. But there's one big...
07-08-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Here's my Multitrack 730 ebike! But I also have a...

Here's my Multitrack 730 ebike! But I also have a question about it. The rear wheel is not centered. I tried to get it as centered as possible and even went to my LBS to look at it. There's much more...
07-02-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

I built mine using endless sphere as a resource....

I built mine using endless sphere as a resource. Bafang and Tongsheng motors are pretty comparable mid drive motors which install at the bottom bracket. If you have access to bike tools at home, a...
07-01-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

I'm actually thinking about picking it up from...

I'm actually thinking about picking it up from Ohio today. Maybe it's your old bike. Do you think $175 is a fair price for what seems like a nice condition frame and seemingly nice condition...
07-01-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Beautiful bike! I was looking at getting a green...

Beautiful bike! I was looking at getting a green Trek 7500 to convert to an ebike. How do you like it?
06-21-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By tairy

It feels like the brake levers pull too far...

It feels like the brake levers pull too far (almost to the grips). I was able to figure this out just now. I took it out for a spin and now it's stopping with some confidence. These side pull...
06-21-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By tairy

Trek 1000 - maintenance questions

My partner has a sweet aqua Trek 1000 with white decals. If this was larger, I would be tempted to steal it. Since I'm so nice and just got into fixing bikes, I thought hers needed some TLC. So this...
06-19-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Thank you for your input! I'll probably not mess...

Thank you for your input! I'll probably not mess with the headset for now. Right now I'm focused on finding the right dual pivot calipers. I just measured on my bike the hole where the bolt of the...
06-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

I actually wasn't even aware of the headset...

I actually wasn't even aware of the headset component on bikes. Would you really consider replacing this?

I bought some Kool Stop brake pads and unfortunately the Modolo Speey's are not improved....
06-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By tairy

So I got the cork handlebar grips, the handlebars...

So I got the cork handlebar grips, the handlebars and the front basket. I think they look pretty good together. When I thought I'd be near the end of my project, I hit another bump in the road. So I...
06-15-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By tairy

Thanks for sharing that. I've never heard of the...

Thanks for sharing that. I've never heard of the Adler eagle. Very cool! Yeah the ebike conversion is a Tongsheng TSDZ2 which just fits right into the bottom bracket. I replaced almost all the...
06-14-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By tairy

Opinions on this Sunlite Elson Roadster handlebar on 80s Peugeot Ventoux

I just installed this Sunlite Elson Roadster handlebar on my electric bike conversion. I wanted to see how it would look like on my Peugeot Ventoux and also to see if it would fit. Luckily this...
06-08-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By tairy

Installing and rerouting brake/shifter housing on converted e-bike

Ok so I tore this bike apart and rebuilt it into an e-bike. I knew very little of bike maintenance before doing this.

I upgraded to Shimano V-brakes from the previous middle pull cantilever...
06-03-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By tairy

I'm looking at these Sunlite handlebars. With the...

I'm looking at these Sunlite handlebars. With the dramatic sweep does this make steering more sensitive? I'm looking to primarily be riding my electric bike around the city and want to be in an...
06-03-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By tairy

Did you end up swapping your handlebars? I have a...

Did you end up swapping your handlebars? I have a Multitrack 730 and just seeing what kind of conversions others have done. Thanks!
06-03-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Do you know what kind of handlebars are on your...

Do you know what kind of handlebars are on your bike? I'm thinking of doing something similar with my multitrack.
06-03-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 286,210
Posted By tairy

Here's my Multitrack 730 before I stripped off...

Here's my Multitrack 730 before I stripped off most of the parts and replaced them. It's being converted to an electric bike. I'm thinking of swapping out the handlebars but don't know what would...
06-02-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Unfortunately for the owner of the bike shop it...

Unfortunately for the owner of the bike shop it was condemned after the neighboring building collapsed onto their building. They are good people and were doing good things for the neighborhood....
06-02-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

I took these off an old Trek mountain bike which...

I took these off an old Trek mountain bike which I'm converting to an electric and will be using the brake levers that will kill the motor when activated. I also converted these from cantilever to V...
06-01-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Thanks, maybe I will. One other thing is that the...

Thanks, maybe I will. One other thing is that the front caliper doesn't spring back to the initial position when releasing the brake. So there's that. I heard at some forums that Tektro parts are...
06-01-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Oh no! I trusted a man at a bike store. I figured...

Oh no! I trusted a man at a bike store. I figured he knew what he was doing. I'm learning more and more these days that sometimes it's better off just to learn how to do something yourself. Thank you...
06-01-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

I forgot to mention that I had the drops replaced...

I forgot to mention that I had the drops replaced with a bar with a little rise and these XLC levers. I'm not sure if this would make any difference in my stopping power. I just tested it, again and...
05-11-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,404
Posted By tairy

That's a great bike 😊

That's a great bike 😊
05-11-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,522
Posted By tairy

Very ambitious..good luck!

Very ambitious..good luck!
Forum: Introductions
05-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By tairy

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Introductions
05-11-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By tairy

Thank you for the warm welcome. I checked out...

Thank you for the warm welcome. I checked out some Spin Doctor bike tools from a lending library last week. I may have to get my own! I basically disassembled a bike and had to replace almost e every...
05-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,097
Posted By tairy

Sorry to bring up a dead thread but I'm curious...

Sorry to bring up a dead thread but I'm curious if I'm riding an older road bike (Peugeot) with the shifter cables exposed, does the quality matter much? I just invested in some good Jagwire brake...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,275
Posted By tairy

So is Portland a pretty bike friendly city...

So is Portland a pretty bike friendly city overall?
Forum: Introductions
05-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By tairy

Just a dude with a bike

Hi all I'm just a dude with a bike or two that wants to learn how to fix them.
05-10-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

I haven't tried the Kool Stop brakes yet but I've...

I haven't tried the Kool Stop brakes yet but I've heard of all the hype! I'm down to try them. The obnoxious squeak on the brakes is kind of driving me crazy as well.

Really there's a difference...
05-09-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By tairy

Many Peugeot Ventoux questions - Modolo Speedy brakes, handlebars, cables

I'm considering changing out my Modolo Speey brakes for something more modern. I don't really care about keeping it time period specific and would rather just having something with easy brakes to...
09-23-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By tairy

80's Peugeot Road bike convert drops to handlebar

Hello! This is my first post to the forum. I have a 80's Peugeot Vitesses which I like for how lightweight it is and for aesthetics. I am 6 feet (1.8m) tall and the bike I believe is 56cm. Lately...
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