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09-09-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,352
Posted By John Valuk

My Magicshine light included a mount to snap onto...

My Magicshine light included a mount to snap onto seat rails, and that was the best way I could come up with to get the light on the rear rack.

I also made a bracket to independently mount a pair...
09-09-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 769
Posted By John Valuk

Interloc Racing Design (IRD) sells Swiss,...

Interloc Racing Design (IRD) sells Swiss, Italian, and French cups for use with their QB-55, QB-75, and QB-95 cartridge-style JIS square taper bottom brackets for 68 mm shells. The bottom brackets...
09-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By John Valuk

I appreciate that the OP didn't stop at first...

I appreciate that the OP didn't stop at first impressions, but followed up after a 65 mile ride with these.

I am hoping to read a 6-month or 12-month follow-up some day letting us know how these...
09-07-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By John Valuk

Yeah, I totally don't get the point of imagining...

Yeah, I totally don't get the point of imagining that the OP wrote this seeking approbation, and then "educating" the OP about how they shouldn't expect that approbation. To me, that seems like a bit...
09-07-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By John Valuk

Thank you for sharing your first-hand experience...

Thank you for sharing your first-hand experience with these!

As with a lot of things associated with ergonomics, this can be very personal. Something that is a "big nothing" for one person can be...
09-06-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By John Valuk

I woke up my 1995 Trek hybrid last summer after a...

I woke up my 1995 Trek hybrid last summer after a long slumber, and have been riding it regularly since then. Because it is the only bike I currently have on the road, I have developed some interest...
08-13-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By John Valuk

Those bikes look really nice, and I groove on...

Those bikes look really nice, and I groove on 90s-vintage hybrids!

If they are mid-90s, then you might consider checking the back sides of the crank arms to see what model they are. If they are...
07-03-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By John Valuk

The BB-UN55 and some similar Shimano models are...

The BB-UN55 and some similar Shimano models are put together in such a way that there is no adjusting of the preload. All the magic is in the geometry of the bearing-contacting surfaces of the...
06-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,218
Posted By John Valuk

I suspect that for either the "high pressure" or...

I suspect that for either the "high pressure" or "high volume" pumps, the maximum pressure they note is probably only attained at "busting a gut" levels of exertion (at least for me). For the tires...
06-28-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,218
Posted By John Valuk

I think that's the gist of it. I would guess...

I think that's the gist of it.

I would guess that it's mostly a matter of the diameter of the piston/cylinder. The larger the cross sectional area, the greater the maximum force required to...
06-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,218
Posted By John Valuk

If the connection to the valve is rigidly mounted...

If the connection to the valve is rigidly mounted to the pump, then yes, I would try to hold things so as to avoid trauma to the valve stem. Been there, done that - but my current pump has a flexible...
06-25-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,218
Posted By John Valuk

Depending on how you feel about carrying more...

Depending on how you feel about carrying more gear, you might consider a Kool Stop bead jack.

I don't carry one myself, but that's because I know that the tires I'm using are manageable without...
06-22-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By John Valuk

When I was looking for one, it was really a...

When I was looking for one, it was really a toss-up between those two.

With some hunting around, I was able to find a Lip-Lock of the older design in the size I needed and color I wanted, so I...
06-21-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By John Valuk

I like this one: Bicycle Gear Calculator...

I like this one: Bicycle Gear Calculator (https://ritzelrechner.de).

I like the way that I can visualize what's available for different combinations of chainring and cassette gearing. Very nice...
06-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By John Valuk

Hafny has a couple of different arrangements for...

Hafny has a couple of different arrangements for how their mounts expand inside bars.

One of those arrangements is what VicBC_Biker shows in the picture posted in this thread, where the expanding...
06-13-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 221,092
Posted By John Valuk

I posted a picture of this 1995 730 about seven...

I posted a picture of this 1995 730 about seven months ago, but I'm posting new ones because it has seen some changes since then:

Topeak Super Tourist DX rear rack; home-built bracket to mount a...
06-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 311,265
Posted By John Valuk

I certainly wasn't the model of efficiency on...

I certainly wasn't the model of efficiency on this one!

I referred to an RJ The Bike Guy video that covered most of it pretty well. He was working on SRT600 shifters, and mine are SRT400. The...
06-10-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,736
Posted By John Valuk

I'm quoting this because my comment is agreeing...

I'm quoting this because my comment is agreeing strongly with the sentiment that the number of speeds (in the cassette) is secondary in importance to the overall gear range.

If a would-be new...
06-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,716
Posted By John Valuk

Your thread exhumation got me to take a look at...

Your thread exhumation got me to take a look at SA, so that counts for something.

Their 20% discount code encouraged me to pull the trigger now on an X2. I'm interested in seeing how it goes.
05-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By John Valuk

Yes, Hafny has a wide range of designs and sizes....

Yes, Hafny has a wide range of designs and sizes. It would be great if an LBS had a variety of styles available as "demo units" that one could try out.

For the one I bought, the quality seems to...
05-13-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By John Valuk

You might look at options for mounting a...

You might look at options for mounting a reflector on a seatstay or chainstay.
05-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By John Valuk

For hybrid pedals... I like the Shimano...

For hybrid pedals...

I like the Shimano PD-T8000, but they might not be "roadie" enough for some tastes.

The PD-M324 have a little bit of a "rat trap" thing going for them that some might find...
05-04-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By John Valuk

At the risk of repeating something you may...

At the risk of repeating something you may already know...

Tange-Seiki have both a "Levin" and a "Levin CDS".

The Levin CDS - the one to which I think you are referring - is pretty useful as a...
04-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,854
Posted By John Valuk

I like to use the "109% of inseam" method as a...

I like to use the "109% of inseam" method as a starting point for saddle height. First check after that is the "can I keep my heel on the pedal" thing.
04-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By John Valuk

You might find this post of interest: Repacking a...

You might find this post of interest: Repacking a Shimano BB-UN55 (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1143414-repacking-shimano-bb-un55.html).

There's a PDF attached to the opening post.
03-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By John Valuk

Decide on the range of slopes you actually expect...

Decide on the range of slopes you actually expect to encounter, then make yourself a couple of tables covering that range:

one table showing percent grade to degrees
one table showing degrees...
03-25-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,854
Posted By John Valuk

It seems as though things have worked their way...

It seems as though things have worked their way around to something that is not very different in general layout (but perhaps not build quality) than what MRT2...
03-23-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,854
Posted By John Valuk

As the satisfied rider of a '95 Trek 730...

As the satisfied rider of a '95 Trek 730 Multitrack, I agree 100% with these suggestions. If one can find the right deal, this a great way to get a "not junk" bike that could serve well for the sort...
03-15-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By John Valuk

I just installed a set of PD-T8000 pedals on a...

I just installed a set of PD-T8000 pedals on a hybrid. My early impressions are very positive.
03-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,359
Posted By John Valuk

If breaking a $70 bottle cage was a particularly...

If breaking a $70 bottle cage was a particularly memorable aspect of an at-speed crash, then maybe that's what we could call a pretty good crash.
02-24-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By John Valuk

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo...

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo 7. I'm sorry if you got the impression that I was lighting into you by quoting your post; that was not my intention.

What I was trying to get at...
02-10-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,229
Posted By John Valuk

For what it's worth, I totally get that...

For what it's worth, I totally get that reference.

Cool bike, too!
01-24-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,645
Posted By John Valuk

I went through a similar decision-making process...

I went through a similar decision-making process a while back. I went with Cinelli cork gel, in black (~$18).

That let me get some experience without much anxiety over possibly botching the job...
12-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By John Valuk

Here's the page that has links to the scanned...

Here's the page that has links to the scanned catalogs and technical manuals: Trek, Fisher, Klein, LeMond and Bontrager Bike Catalogs (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm).
12-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By John Valuk

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on...

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on my local CL, I'd be all over it.

If you're interested in finding out more details about what you have, you might look at the Vintage Trek site.
...
12-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By John Valuk

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but.. ...

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but..

...some "road triple" setups use a longer-cage rear derailleur, compared to their "double" counterparts.

Some riders report that they get along fine...
11-22-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By John Valuk

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and...

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and accessories from Dualco: Dualco Push Type Grease Guns (http://dualco-inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Push-Squeeze-Fittings.01.Web_.pdf).

Check out the...
11-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,503
Posted By John Valuk

We all have our moments. At least you...

We all have our moments.

At least you weren't performing brain surgery, eh?
11-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 311,265
Posted By John Valuk

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket...

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket yesterday evening. It made me happy to find that the original BB-LP25 wasn't seriously rusted in place.

Rode it this morning; very nice.
11-13-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,513
Posted By John Valuk

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop....

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop. Problem solved!
11-05-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,832
Posted By John Valuk

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I...

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I have the impression that some of my training and experience from that still influences my automobile driving.

I think the one I notice the most is the...
11-01-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 221,092
Posted By John Valuk

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had...

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had been mostly hibernating for a long time, but I woke it up a few months ago.

After learning that the original FC-MC12 crank arms were under a...
10-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By John Valuk

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too. ...

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too.

I posted here because there's a lot of expertise rattling around on these forums, and there's a chance of hitting the jackpot for a specific issue...
10-27-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,785
Posted By John Valuk

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing...

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing I do is find a moth, then ask it to go fetch a giant eagle.

Then I get out my kit and either patch or replace the tube. In case, like, the eagle's...
10-20-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,683
Posted By John Valuk

What you relate here is just so classic: ...

What you relate here is just so classic:

Authority asserts that you are doing Wrong Thing.
Authority learns that you were in fact not doing Wrong Thing.
Authority lectures you about the...
10-16-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,887
Posted By John Valuk

I was thinking recently that, when the original...

I was thinking recently that, when the original BB on my bike finally gave up the ghost, I'd replace it with a UN55. Just a no-brainer, right?

Then I read about them being discontinued.

So, now...
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