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09-15-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By TiHabanero

Real World Test Data on Double Butted Spokes?

One hears it all the time, and the experts proclaim it, however I have not been able to find any studies that demonstrate the superior fatigue resistance to breakage of double butted spokes. Please,...
09-14-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By TiHabanero

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will...

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will anyway. The part time gig has become full time. They can't find anyone to work so I stepped up to the plate. I enjoy the job so I guess it is ok for now....
09-13-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By TiHabanero

I bought it new in 81. Raced it and put it in my...

I bought it new in 81. Raced it and put it in my display collection for a very long time. Very happy I kept it all these years, and very happy my wife puts up with my display cause without it I don't...
09-12-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By TiHabanero

Love Is In The Air

Fell in love again last week. It started out as an affair, a fling, a flirting with the past and has become a full on, full fledged heart throbbing love affair. Raleigh Competition GS, I LOVE YOU!
...
09-12-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By TiHabanero

I only use lights at night. I don't ride at...

I only use lights at night. I don't ride at night. Therefore I don't use lights.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By TiHabanero

About chain stay length, it has been my recent...

About chain stay length, it has been my recent experience with the 2 cm extra length on my home made bike does not affect climbing at all. 43.5cm vs. 41.5cm.
In no way am I a strong climber, never...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By TiHabanero

Head tube angle and ride quality

This experiment with reviving an 81 Raleigh road frame has brought up a question. The frame angles on the bike are 74/74. The bike I moved the parts from (bike B) is 73 st/71 ht.
The fork on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By TiHabanero

Last week I did two tubeless to tube conversions...

Last week I did two tubeless to tube conversions and yet another one today. All of them were done for casual riders who were sold on tubeless when they bought the bikes, but should not have been....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By TiHabanero

Guy153, I cycled the drop outs with the threaded...

Guy153, I cycled the drop outs with the threaded rod three times. You are suggesting repeated cycles until the tubes conform to my desire. Sounds like a plan to me and will give it a whirl this week...
09-07-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By TiHabanero

My guess is 7-10 years per specific design is the...

My guess is 7-10 years per specific design is the support window. They don't want the burden and cost of having these batteries made and inventoried for a long time. The shortest time line they can...
09-07-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By TiHabanero

As requested. ...

As requested.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By TiHabanero

I just got a set of Espoir Sport tires from a...

I just got a set of Espoir Sport tires from a customer who rode them for a week on his new Roubaix and replaced them with the Roubaix tires. I have one hundred miles on them and will testify that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By TiHabanero

531 stays have a good memory

Spent a better part of the morning attempting to spread the rear end of an 81 Raleigh Competition GS to 135 spacing. The frame is full Reynolds 531 with butted main tubes. It was set at 125 from the...
09-06-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By TiHabanero

I'm old and fat and slow. Need I say more? 11-32...

I'm old and fat and slow. Need I say more? 11-32 cassette mated to a 50/34 crank and life is good. Enjoy the bike even if it is a bit more aggressive in geometry than I prefer, however with wider...
09-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By TiHabanero

81 Comp GS Rides Again

In 1981 I worked at Alameda Bicycles in Alameda CA and purchased a Carlton Competition GS. My first race bike took me into 1986 when I was working at a Miyata shop and purchased a Team Miyata. I kept...
09-05-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By TiHabanero

Wilbur Bud made a good suggestion. I got rid of...

Wilbur Bud made a good suggestion. I got rid of the high carb diet and noticed a slight drop in BP. Just this past month I have cut down on the meat consumed and increased veggies, another small drop...
09-05-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By TiHabanero

Is 1890 the value of the voucher?

Is 1890 the value of the voucher?
09-05-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By TiHabanero

It is well known in the circle of wrenches and...

It is well known in the circle of wrenches and sales people in our shops that I never recommend SRAM products to anyone, well almost never. The only item SRAM makes that I truly believe is well...
09-05-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By TiHabanero

Stop it with the paint, go bare naked titanium,...

Stop it with the paint, go bare naked titanium, brushed finish. Scratches will become a thing of the past for you. Otherwise, just go with the flow. Its a bike, you use it, it will get scratches.
09-05-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By TiHabanero

Genejockey, what is the blue bike with chromed...

Genejockey, what is the blue bike with chromed head lugs?
09-05-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a shop and the elimination of a wired...

I work in a shop and the elimination of a wired system, in terms of the time it takes to build a bike or replace some components, is significant, and makes complete wireless something all the makers...
09-03-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By TiHabanero

Shimano Wireless 12, an almost winner

Shimano got a few things right with their new 12 speed wireless. Increasing pad rotor clearance was a no brainer and I am happy to see it. Hope the other guys follow suite.
Going wireless, well...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,594
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep, this morning I forgot my shoes, went back...

Yep, this morning I forgot my shoes, went back and got them. Half way to meet up I realized I forgot the helmet. Normally I'd just go ride, but as I was riding with a buddy I turned around and...
09-02-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,898
Posted By TiHabanero

I am a big fan of steel frames. Have several and...

I am a big fan of steel frames. Have several and have designed and brazed several of my own to get exactly what I want. About 20 years ago I picked up a stock ti frame and was very very pleased with...
09-01-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,337
Posted By TiHabanero

"A 70s Caddy is no comparison to a GT40 on public...

"A 70s Caddy is no comparison to a GT40 on public roads, if you live out in the country, or to put another way, rural areas."

The rural roads where I ride are typically 55mph max speed, and the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By TiHabanero

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of...

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of years ago. He uses it at the velodrome in Seattle, not on the streets. Duane is in Seattle and a member of this forum. Alternatively why not seek out...
09-01-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,337
Posted By TiHabanero

Rsbob, you do know the history. It is amazing how...

Rsbob, you do know the history. It is amazing how much better the 914/6 really is over the 911 of its day. I must say, that on public roads it all amounts to literally nothing as there are lane...
08-31-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By TiHabanero

All this time I was under the impression that the...

All this time I was under the impression that the NR front der was the best I have used. Hmmmmm. Never cared for reverse action front or rear derailleurs. Have 10's of thousands of miles on NR front...
08-31-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By TiHabanero

There are a million influences on disc brake rub....

There are a million influences on disc brake rub. Tru of the rotor, square of the caliper mount, rotor thickness, clearance between rotor and pads, properly functioning caliper or plunger at the...
08-31-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,337
Posted By TiHabanero

Have always been a bicycle and car guy. At age 14...

Have always been a bicycle and car guy. At age 14 I declared my destiny was to work in the bike biz, which I have done for a long time. I also have ASE certification, worked on muscle cars, had a few...
08-30-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By TiHabanero

Patched Tubless Tire Successfully

Fella came in with a nice 5mm gash in the tread of his ATB tubeless tire. Sealant would not seal it. I pulled one side of the tire off and put a Rema patch on the inside of the casing and let it sit...
08-28-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By TiHabanero

John Nolan, thank you for making these catalogs...

John Nolan, thank you for making these catalogs available to the world again. It was at a Renaissance Festival at college that I learned about puppeteers, and came to appreciate the skill necessary...
Forum: Foo
08-27-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By TiHabanero

"...sweating profusely. My heart rate climbed. My...

"...sweating profusely. My heart rate climbed. My vision got blurry. My limbs became weak. I started panting. I vomited (once at home and once in the ambulance otw to the hospital). I couldn't speak....
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By TiHabanero

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for...

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for the day. It was wonderful.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,573
Posted By TiHabanero

From what I have seen come through the shop I am...

From what I have seen come through the shop I am convinced carbon rims are excellent and exceptionally durable under normal conditions. If I ran disc brakes I would not hesitate to put them on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By TiHabanero

Ran into this earlier this year with a front...

Ran into this earlier this year with a front Force disc brake. Tried everything you have already done plus what you are about to do. The only solution was replacing the front wheel with an upgraded...
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 903
Posted By TiHabanero

The band plays on.

The band plays on.
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By TiHabanero

Are people lazy, inattentive, or just whatever?

All summer I have been selling my collection of vintage and newer bike stuff on craigslist. In the title of each posting is a easy description of the item. For example if it is a bike the title looks...
08-24-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,112
Posted By TiHabanero

Some interesting comments so far. Some not so....

Some interesting comments so far. Some not so. One thing I know for certain from personal experience, frame flex is overplayed as a way to sell. Two guys in the local race circuit that were amazingly...
08-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By TiHabanero

Jcsimko, I went through the entire battery of...

Jcsimko, I went through the entire battery of tests. Everything under the sun was tested, everything came back normal. The only thing that worked was to slow it down, and ride at a level commensurate...
08-23-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By TiHabanero

We use the Park tool on all frames, including...

We use the Park tool on all frames, including steel. Always have, and have been doing so for many decades starting with the original up to and including the 2.2.
08-22-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,498
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep, I have spent entirely too much time in...

Yep, I have spent entirely too much time in classrooms along the way. In tech certs are necessary as technology evolves new certifications are needed. Most of it is online, thankfully! Was an...
08-21-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By TiHabanero

jcsimco, at nearly the same age as you I...

jcsimco, at nearly the same age as you I encountered the exact same thing. Extreme fatigue after a ride, then within a year it became extreme fatigue during the ride and got to the point where 20...
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By TiHabanero

I don't get it either, but then again, I am...

I don't get it either, but then again, I am rather dense.
08-19-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,519
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the day two guys I knew from racing used...

Back in the day two guys I knew from racing used that frame. Great riding bikes with excellent performance characteristics. Rare is not usually associated with the frame.
08-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,213
Posted By TiHabanero

"I don't detect any significant markup due to the...

"I don't detect any significant markup due to the RH brand - it's just what this level of skill and quality costs, especially for a low-volume product. As an owner of an early Herse, I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By TiHabanero

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything...

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything every day. I am a Campagnolo user and do not run anything by Sram or anything from Shimano aside from some old friction stuff on my touring bike....
08-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By TiHabanero

Ah yes, the joys of tubeless. Throw in a tube and...

Ah yes, the joys of tubeless. Throw in a tube and go ride. Take it to a shop at a later date and have them try again.
08-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,191
Posted By TiHabanero

Our shop is sending people to ebay for parts....

Our shop is sending people to ebay for parts. Somehow they are able to find what they need there. Unfortunately this does not apply to your situation.
08-17-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,766
Posted By TiHabanero

Congratulations on your successful battles with...

Congratulations on your successful battles with cancer. You are one of the fortunate few who can take it on to the extent you have. Keep doing what you are doing!
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