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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By TiHabanero

From what I read you are pleased with the bike...

From what I read you are pleased with the bike when it is clean, but as it picks up grit and grime from use on dirt roads your satisfaction in the bike fails quickly. The simple solution is to stop...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 337
Posted By TiHabanero

Carrying Cash on Tour

In planning a cross country trip I have come upon an unexpected topic. Carry cash or rely upon a credit card. Obviously the answer is to have both, however all along I have been planning this trip as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 950
Posted By TiHabanero

No question a digital quartz keeps better time...

No question a digital quartz keeps better time than an analog watch. The atomic clock ones go one better on time keeping and are hard to beat outside of an atomic clock itself.
09-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By TiHabanero

We do this operation at the shop almost daily...

We do this operation at the shop almost daily during the spring and summer.
09-22-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By TiHabanero

I have experimented with tire direction in the...

I have experimented with tire direction in the past with the GP4000, Super Sport, and Ultra Sport and found that it made absolutely zero difference in the rain or dry as far as grip goes. It also...
09-21-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By TiHabanero

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his...

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his Aerospoke wheels and broke out a spoke on the front wheel. Rode it for years like that, and I suspect still is. Aerospoke wheels are tougher than nails....
09-21-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By TiHabanero

The Open Pro is my favorite rim, and have used...

The Open Pro is my favorite rim, and have used them on several bikes. Never cracked one out, but have put a big flat spot in one on a night ride. Didn't see the 30 foot deep pot hole!
09-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By TiHabanero

It has taken the entire summer to sell 3 front...

It has taken the entire summer to sell 3 front wheels on CL. The wheels are good quality road wheels, one of them was a new Roval QR wheel at a give away price. I have a 105 9 speed drive train with...
09-20-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 390
Posted By TiHabanero

Thankfully your son prevailed and talked you out...

Thankfully your son prevailed and talked you out of shooting six guns at the service guys. Not a nice way to do business regardless of the circumstance. Just start with the basics, connections...
09-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By TiHabanero

I have done bike classes for middle schoolers....

I have done bike classes for middle schoolers. Believe me 30 minutes allows little time for anything other than lecture and a simple demo or two. There is not enough time to walk each student through...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By TiHabanero

Observing the wear on the front of both cleats,...

Observing the wear on the front of both cleats, seems that you are dragging the foot when coming to a stop. I have used both after market and Look branded cleats and get the same wear from them. They...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, 1-2 degrees of slop is there depending upon...

Yes, 1-2 degrees of slop is there depending upon the tubes and lugs being used.
09-17-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By TiHabanero

From Varsity to Custom

The addiction started innocently enough in 1971 on a Saturday around 2pm. Dad and I drove to the Schwinn store with my paper route money to buy my first geared bicycle. Eagerly I handed over 104...
09-17-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By TiHabanero

I bought a Super Sport new in 1975 for 140 bucks....

I bought a Super Sport new in 1975 for 140 bucks. Toured on it with the Cannondale barrel shaped panniers and the chain stays were long enough to almost clear them with the heel of my size 12 feet....
09-17-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By TiHabanero

Life goes on, yeah, life goes on.

Life goes on, yeah, life goes on.
09-17-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

"I won’t say what his profession is but it makes...

"I won’t say what his profession is but it makes me feel comfortable that he did maintain the bike."

He is a bicycle drive train prototype parts tester specializing in chains?
09-15-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
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: 1,978
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: 243
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: 243
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: 27
Views: 795
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: 351
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: 351
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: 56
Views: 2,242
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: 358
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: 441
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: 187
Posted By TiHabanero

As requested. ...

As requested.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
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: 358
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: 187
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: 187
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: 253
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: 247
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: 668
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: 213
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: 713
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: 668
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: 668
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: 1,671
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: 2,087
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: 105
Views: 2,837
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: 1,034
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: 105
Views: 2,837
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: 1,262
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: 1,535
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: 105
Views: 2,837
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: 115
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: 855
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: 1,066
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: 1,771
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.
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