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06-24-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 550
Posted By 70sSanO

Hate to disagree, but the last thing I would buy...

Hate to disagree, but the last thing I would buy is an old 26er. I would recommend that you find a place where you can rent a modern mtb, drive to a trailhead, and see if you like it.

You should...
06-24-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 70sSanO

Since I have little carbon, one fork, I generally...

Since I have little carbon, one fork, I generally don't use a torque wrench. Most everything is done by feel. But there are exceptions.

I like to use a torque wrench for square taper/ISIS/Octalink...
06-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By 70sSanO

Not a fitness person, but since you walked in the...

Not a fitness person, but since you walked in the heat and didn't ride, you might not be as bad off as if you cycled the same amount the day before. The biggest issue might be making sure you're...
06-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By 70sSanO

I guess the first question is did you try to put...

I guess the first question is did you try to put pressure on the end of the DS axle, or pull toward the NDS, to see if the play does move from DS to NDS. I've adjusted cones and find that sometimes I...
06-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By 70sSanO

Nice looking bike. As for your methods, if...

Nice looking bike.

As for your methods, if you have the hub cones, headset nut, BB nut tightened correctly then it sounds fine.

Issues can arise, with things coming loose, when the hub or BB...
06-23-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure about the shirt, but maybe ride to a...

Not sure about the shirt, but maybe ride to a Chick-fil-A.

John
06-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By 70sSanO

Not necessarily. Shimano ran 3x7 speed...

Not necessarily.

Shimano ran 3x7 speed triggers. I currently have a set of 3x7 LX-563 and mid 90’s STX, currently in use on one bike, that I’ve run with various cranks.

But I do agree that...
06-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are using a road FD, youíll need a road...

If you are using a road FD, youíll need a road compatible shifter. I think you can fudge with a mtb shifter because I think it pulls more cable. The cable will have to have some slack.

The easier...
06-23-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

Obviously when someone has to explain something...

Obviously when someone has to explain something it is a miss. Just like the “Feelings” song relating to riding by feel.

On an unrelated topic, it was in the low 90’s on my ride today and it felt...
06-23-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

Sorry for the above post. That song just brings...

Sorry for the above post. That song just brings out the LarrySellerz in me.

Makes me want to take off my shirt and go for a ride.

John
06-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

Regardless how this thread ends, I'm sure it has...

Regardless how this thread ends, I'm sure it has made one hit wonder Morris Albert's day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvfxam0UrB0

John
06-23-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

Agree. John

Agree.

John
06-23-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

But then there is Di2. If someone is so inclined...

But then there is Di2. If someone is so inclined to go to Shimano’s electronic shifting system, you can add a digital display that prominently shows the gear.

I know Di2 is UCI compliant,...
06-22-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 346
Posted By 70sSanO

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that...

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that are peened; the ends are flared out.

It is impossible to pushed a larger diameter pin end through a smaller diameter chain side plate without...
06-22-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

In defense of the no gear indicator group, I have...

In defense of the no gear indicator group, I have found it a lot easier to glance at the cassette while at a complete stop. And if you are in the wrong gear it is a good lesson.

John
06-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if I left anybody out. Maybe the...

I apologize if I left anybody out.

Maybe the paddle shifter group with the gear indicator or the dash?

John
06-22-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 979
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a lot of things that seem to happen...

There are a lot of things that seem to happen when gear indicators are brought up.

First off, those who rode miles and miles with down tube shifters, or bar cons, or thumbies, subconsciously...
06-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 550
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is my take on your situation. I started...

Here is my take on your situation. I started mountain biking at 61. I rode a lot of different trails crashed, got up, kept riding, and continued to push myself. I was also surfing so balance wasn’t...
06-21-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By 70sSanO

Does anyone make a non-spidered full cog 10s and...

Does anyone make a non-spidered full cog 10s and 11s cassettes?

Iíve done a lot of mix-n-match up thru 9 speed with cassettes that have full cogs.

I havenít had a ramp issue if the correct cog...
06-21-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not...

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not going to be used on terrain that requires it. I understand that Specialized Future Shock is short travel and designed to buffer the bumps. Even...
06-21-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By 70sSanO

Thank you Andy. I was wondering if the tape...

Thank you Andy.

I was wondering if the tape would help to prevent splintering.

John
06-20-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By 70sSanO

Andy, Would you wrap the bar with masking...

Andy,

Would you wrap the bar with masking tape where the cut is being made?

John
06-20-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,034
Posted By 70sSanO

I still ride toe clips and straps on my road...

I still ride toe clips and straps on my road bike. I have ditched the cleats and wear touring shoes.

But I did the same thing once. Iím a right foot down rider. I took my right foot out an...
06-20-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By 70sSanO

Absolute or comparative data? Since real...

Absolute or comparative data?

Since real world riding surface might vary between a pristine MUP and cobblestones, the actual rolling resistance of a tire is meaningless.

But the comparative...
06-20-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By 70sSanO

I hope this doesn’t devolve into flat earth...

I hope this doesn’t devolve into flat earth theory.

John
06-20-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By 70sSanO

Want some real advice? Never go on the...

Want some real advice?

Never go on the internet and ask a bunch of strangers, who are not familiar with exactly what you have, what caused the problem, and what mechanical ability you have, how to...
06-19-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,841
Posted By 70sSanO

At 70 Iím still riding a Cannondale Criterium on...

At 70 Iím still riding a Cannondale Criterium on 25ís. Not a smooth comfortable ride, but boy is it a fun ride.

Then again, harshness is also a result of where you live and the roads. ...
06-19-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By 70sSanO

That would be beneficial. John

That would be beneficial.

John
06-18-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By 70sSanO

Beyond the RD and shifters, there could be a...

Beyond the RD and shifters, there could be a hanger that is not straight.

John
06-18-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By 70sSanO

Tiagra 4500 9 speed shifters should be compatible...

Tiagra 4500 9 speed shifters should be compatible with LX-RD661 9 speed rear derailleur.

9 speed road and mtb RD/shifters, except Sora 3000, are compatible.

Not sure why it doesn’t work.
...
06-18-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By 70sSanO

I am running a Wolftooth RoadLink to run a 40t...

I am running a Wolftooth RoadLink to run a 40t with a max 34t RD.

No shifting issues and for a utility bike it is the cheapest option.

My setup is a 2x8 (13-40).

John
06-18-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By 70sSanO

But an easy work around is to use a 7 or 8 speed...

But an easy work around is to use a 7 or 8 speed right trigger shifter and just use the first 3 clicks.

People have blocked off shifts for years. I’ve run 7 cogs with 8 speed shifters. You need to...
06-18-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By 70sSanO

Somewhere buried in the archives, someone has...

Somewhere buried in the archives, someone has measure front derailleur cable pull.

I personally feel it would be an absolute miracle that a Shimano 3 speed FD shifter matched the pull needed for...
06-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By 70sSanO

If by “store” you mean a brick and mortar, take...

If by “store” you mean a brick and mortar, take it back and have them fix it to function properly.

If it is an online store, find out what support they offer. If none, then you have to decide if...
06-18-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By 70sSanO

Personally, I think you have already moved on. ...

Personally, I think you have already moved on. Your Fuji may have never really been the right bike in your mind and no upgrading will magically change it.

Clean it and sell it and buy a bike...
06-18-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,841
Posted By 70sSanO

Those 40mm tires on your Kona Sutra probably go a...

Those 40mm tires on your Kona Sutra probably go a long way to giving you a smooth ride.

John
06-18-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By 70sSanO

Not if it is a Walmart bike. Maybe Iíve been...

Not if it is a Walmart bike.

Maybe Iíve been out of the loop too long and 3x6 gearing has made a comeback for bikes available at bike shops.

John
06-18-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By 70sSanO

Since 3x6 bikes have not been available from most...

Since 3x6 bikes have not been available from most bike mfgís for 30 years, Iím guessing the brand new bike is from Amazon, Walmart, or a similar discount store.

The tough part is deciding if you...
06-17-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By 70sSanO

I understand it is just the rest. John

I understand it is just the rest.

John
06-17-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m in the same camp as Andrew R Stewart. ...

I’m in the same camp as Andrew R Stewart.

There is a certain speed, while maneuvering over less than ideal road conditions, at which point the bars coming loose can cause a catastrophic accident....
06-16-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By 70sSanO

Very true. John

Very true.

John
06-16-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think few things are as disconcerting as...

I would think few things are as disconcerting as being able to read ďOpenĒ on a quick release skewer.

John
06-16-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,461
Posted By 70sSanO

The only thing I can relate to, is when I have a...

The only thing I can relate to, is when I have a left shifter issue. More specifically a left hand/right brain problem where I don’t want to shift to a smaller chainring for a short section.
...
06-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By 70sSanO

One other point that might influence what you get...

One other point that might influence what you get is having the ability to “clock” the lever position to the bar.

I know that Paul’s Thumbies mounts, and the old Sunrour Power Ratchets, allow to...
06-15-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By 70sSanO

They function the same as downtube friction. I’ve...

They function the same as downtube friction. I’ve run older Suntour thumb shifters I picked up off of eBay. I don’t have a great background with new/modern stock.

The Sturmy Archer thumb shifters...
06-15-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By 70sSanO

Have to a bit careful with 9 speed XTR cranks...

Have to a bit careful with 9 speed XTR cranks (M950/951) because they use spiders. I think the M750 also uses spiders.

When I was looking at a road triple, I went with the Ultegra 6503 and not...
06-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By 70sSanO

While I have ridden in the mid-30ís and above...

While I have ridden in the mid-30ís and above 100.

My current ďextremeĒ range is between 60 and 90Ö or so.

I prefer being between 65 and 85.

70 to 75 is just about ideal with 72.534* being...
06-14-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 520
Posted By 70sSanO

For me the process isÖ Shift Nothing ...

For me the process isÖ

Shift
Nothing
Expletive
Grind it out

John
06-14-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 520
Posted By 70sSanO

Iíve posted this before and there is never a...

Iíve posted this before and there is never a response, so I tend to view cross chaining in the eye of the beholder.

The industry has never published any guidance on the maximum chain angle, off...
06-13-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By 70sSanO

This is really simple. Your old bike is 44-36-26...

This is really simple. Your old bike is 44-36-26 and the new bike is 44-32.

How much do you ride in the 44t on the current bike?

It should be most of the time, because that is where you will...
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