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06-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

Sweeks, have fun trying this out.

Sweeks, have fun trying this out.
06-26-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By ofajen

Iím using that same model of shifter on my MTB. ...

Iím using that same model of shifter on my MTB. Iím using Scott AT-3 bars that would now be called a hornbar, so the brake and shift location is somewhat similar, but close to where the bar is...
06-25-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By spelger

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i...

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i ended up removing the cable and found nothing wrong with it. shifted with no load and still had issues. looking inside for anything obvious i found...
06-25-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By dedhed

30 feet of LED goodness. Somewhere around 40K...

30 feet of LED goodness. Somewhere around 40K lumens if you can believe the manufacturer claims.

...
06-25-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It can be done. I have never done a video showing...

It can be done. I have never done a video showing the removal and replacement of the actuating arms and pawls, but I did do one showing how to get the shift spring assembly back together. ...
06-25-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Dan Burkhart

You can go as far as removing the gear carrier...

You can go as far as removing the gear carrier from the axle without having to worry about phasing the planetaries.
Once you disassemble the carrier it becomes necessary
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By tcs

Perhaps. But the extensive Dahon international...

Perhaps. But the extensive Dahon international catalog contains bikes that offer more than just dual-mode commuting, and there are other reasons to own a folder.
06-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The absolute best way to eliminate the slap is to...

The absolute best way to eliminate the slap is to eliminate the internal routing.

I have known some that will use an expanding foam to fill the tube with. Do know that this is a messy and hard to...
06-19-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

Glad the more level position works. As for hand...

Glad the more level position works. As for hand pressure, level generally stops y you sliding forward off saddle, so good that it felt ok riding.
All the best trying front friction
06-19-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ and it begins again :popcorn

^ and it begins again :popcorn
06-17-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thanks for the follow up post. Andy

Thanks for the follow up post. Andy
06-16-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By djb

I have microshift units on my genevale dropbar...

I have microshift units on my genevale dropbar shifters, and have spent many months shifting them all day long.

No complaints really and they just work and have a nice tactile feel to them, which...
06-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
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...
06-16-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By hokiefyd

Microshift and SunRace both make friction...

Microshift and SunRace both make friction shifters for the left side (front derailer). SunRace make several "lines" of shifters. You can get the super inexpensive SLM10 shifters (which come as a set,...
06-15-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
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...
06-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I dislike the whole 1x trend (gearing gaps...

While I dislike the whole 1x trend (gearing gaps and the "I can't shift a front der well" thing) this would avoid my concerns. Andy
06-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By nomadmax

Pump the tires, rattle can it a bright color and...

Pump the tires, rattle can it a bright color and put some stickers over the parts of the frame that are compromised. Then leave it out as a bait bike for a thief.
06-12-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By squirtdad

lol.....harvest components, hope someone will...

lol.....harvest components, hope someone will take frame for recyclng
06-12-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By 70sSanO

But the obvious fix is to go to friction shifting...

But the obvious fix is to go to friction shifting for the front derailleur. I had to abandon triggers for the FD because my left thumb has issues. It is really the simplest way to go with all the...
06-12-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By 70sSanO

Shimano road and mountain FD’s were never...

Shimano road and mountain FD’s were never compatible. You could fudge a double to work, but not necessarily a triple.

With my Ultegra 6503, I’m running an XTR FD-M900. The M900 is a bottom pull...
06-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By delbiker1

Yes they is.

Yes they is.
06-05-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By RH Clark

Every cyclist needs to learn how to fix or change...

Every cyclist needs to learn how to fix or change an innertube. If you ride in areas where flats are more apt to occur, there are options of flat protection tires or going tubeless.
06-03-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,077
Posted By 79pmooney

Some of us ride titanium frames for the ride. I...

Some of us ride titanium frames for the ride. I rode one over 30 years ago for a 1/2 mile and knew instantly "this is it!". For me, it isn't about weight. And yes, ti is different with some things...
06-03-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By SurferRosa

Works for me. :D ...

Works for me. :D

https://i.imgur.com/hnQdix9.jpg
'80 Bertoni Superlight

https://i.imgur.com/AEExMuO.jpg
'82 Miyata 912​​​​​​​
...
06-03-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By cxwrench

To elaborate the shifter and derailleur work with...

To elaborate the shifter and derailleur work with a specific cable pull ratio, not just the fact that the shifter has 9 clicks or whatever. As drivetrains have added gears the amount of cable a...
06-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It'll work because butyl tubes have the ability...

It'll work because butyl tubes have the ability to stretch several times their unstretched size. However, the tube is stretched much thinner so flats will be more likely. If it's all you got, pop...
06-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,277
Posted By trailangel

Why degrease a new chain? Why carb cleaner down...

Why degrease a new chain?
Why carb cleaner down the drain?
06-02-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By BCRider

Even if you don't buy tools or do any other work...

Even if you don't buy tools or do any other work of any sort on your bikes there's no altering the fact that knowing how to change inner tubes out in the world and having a pump to pump up the tire...
06-02-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By 79pmooney

If that is indeed supposed to be a 25.4 post,...

If that is indeed supposed to be a 25.4 post, then a long enough and strong enough one is easy to find. Only challenge - finding a seatclamp that will fit on to a 25.4 tube. I'm sure they exist. 1"...
06-02-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

" frame size should not be the limit." PM ...

" frame size should not be the limit." PM

And why should this be the case? Were it a truth we could all be riding around on the same size bike that a 4 year old fits, and thus take advantage of...
06-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,499
Posted By curbtender

Well, I'd say something, but this comes to...

Well, I'd say something, but this comes to mind...ultracrepidarian.
06-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By Bike Gremlin

If it's of any help, I wrote in some detail about...

If it's of any help, I wrote in some detail about the shifter, brake cable, and housing standards (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/8548/cable-housing-standards/) - with pics and all. :)
06-01-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 833
Posted By Rolla

Being at the mercy of software, errant wiring,...

Being at the mercy of software, errant wiring, firmware updates, and battery charging is either an argument for owning a second bike or against electronic drivetrains, or both.
06-01-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By dsbrantjr

The inner cables are different and, crucially,...

The inner cables are different and, crucially, the housings are of very different construction, shift housing being substantially weaker. Never use shift cable or housing for brake systems, ever.
05-31-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By cxwrench

It's not perfectly balanced. Don't worry about it.

It's not perfectly balanced. Don't worry about it.
05-31-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By Tawraste666

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it...

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it yourself.
With the greatest of respect intended, there's loads of bike shops near me and only one guy who actually does everything properly.
The other shops...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By tds101

My Dahon Mariner i7 has the deltec cable w/the...

My Dahon Mariner i7 has the deltec cable w/the new lockjaw type hinge, and the frame is STIFF. The ride quality is excellent, but the gearing leaves a bit to be desired. Besides, Verge S11i is a...
05-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By philbob57

OTOH, why would you touch the ground while you're...

OTOH, why would you touch the ground while you're on our seat (saddle)?

When I come to a stop (for example, at a red light) I some times keep my left foot on the pedal and lean my bike over a bit...
05-30-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,499
Posted By Iride01

Maybe this should be a poll. How many cyclist...

Maybe this should be a poll. How many cyclist check their tire pressure immediately after a ride?

I'm thinking the OP is the only one! But I might be wrong. :p
05-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By helijohn

Yes thanks - first thing I went to. lol

Yes thanks - first thing I went to. lol
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By tds101

I'd always wanted to get this bike. ENJOY!!!

I'd always wanted to get this bike. ENJOY!!!
05-29-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By veganbikes

The bikes are worthy of a first photo post but...

The bikes are worthy of a first photo post but are we? I am even forgiving the non-drive side pics and valve stems in the wrong position, these a very sexy bikes.

...
05-29-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By MichaelVa

Meet a couple of my babies, Scarlett and Burgundy.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/20210708_195134_3_76aca15d987626366aca7f3dd4b1fe3ea4ac4f3b.jpg
Two of my Chrome Paramounts, worthy to be my first photo post.
05-28-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is the tube fairly narrow for the tire/rim...

Is the tube fairly narrow for the tire/rim section volume? How old was the patch kit? Andy

At first glance it looks like a patch rubber that has dried out and when installed in the tire a rather...
05-28-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,795
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Total body height reference tables are just so...

Total body height reference tables are just so lacking in help for many. I have a friend who is 8" taller than I am but their standover and seat heights are only about 2" more than my 5'6" body has....
05-28-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By CliffordK

If you have a quick release, it can tighten the...

If you have a quick release, it can tighten the cones slightly when clamped down. Less of an issue if you're using bolt-on wheels.

I suppose it might be possible that if the dropouts were...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By tyrion

You're going to miss some very interesting chain...

You're going to miss some very interesting chain lube arguments. Some of the best chain lube arguments on the internet.
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By FBOATSB

Welcome aboard! Once you get your password thing...

Welcome aboard! Once you get your password thing straightened out, just look up and to the left to the "gallery" button. Click that then click "my pictures" and load up pictures and we can see them....
05-27-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By Dan Burkhart

If that is a front wheel in the photo above, you...

If that is a front wheel in the photo above, you are taking the tension reading on the non disc, or low tension side. if this is correct, 100 KGF is likely way too high.
Take your tension readings...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By downtube42

Good handle, proper BF attitude. Should fit right...

Good handle, proper BF attitude. Should fit right in and even become a dominant force.
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