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10-03-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By TiHabanero

Time and time again I remarked to my son that it...

Time and time again I remarked to my son that it is simply amazing to me that the motorists respect people on bikes and pedestrians. There's never a question who has the right of way. Another amazing...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By TiHabanero

I am indeed measuring using the BB shell. The...

I am indeed measuring using the BB shell. The shell is faced. The seat tube is mostly in line to the BB shell, off by .5mm. The rear axle is in line with the BB shell. Somehow I got the top and down...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By TiHabanero

Help with frame alignment

Have a frame where the front triangle is pulled to the drive side 4mm. I need to bend the top and bottom tubes to the non-drive side 2mm, but cannot figure out how to go about it. The head tube does...
10-02-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By TiHabanero

Oh Seattle!

Spent a week in Seattle in mid-September and discovered it by bike. Had been there on previous occasions, but always in a car to get from place to place. This time was different, did mostly...
09-27-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By TiHabanero

Take it to a local frame maker and have them fix...

Take it to a local frame maker and have them fix it. Should not require replacing the head tube or repaint unless the paint is brittle. 100-150 is my estimate. With the troubles you have had it makes...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By TiHabanero

Agree. Thank you. Question answered in a...

Agree. Thank you. Question answered in a sufficient way.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By TiHabanero

Trail or Mechanical Trail?

Do any of you use mechanical trail when designing a frame set?
09-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By TiHabanero

While I am no fan of Specialized as a company, I...

While I am no fan of Specialized as a company, I did work in a Specialized shop for 30 some odd years and will say the Tarmac is one heck of a good bike to sit on all day or go crit racing. The Klein...
09-14-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a high flange record hub with a busted out...

I have a high flange record hub with a busted out flange. They looked very sweet for about 30 years, but now no more. The hub set sits in a box robbed of parts now.
09-14-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 871
Posted By TiHabanero

i have encountered this before and it was the...

i have encountered this before and it was the brake, not the spokes. I replaced the brake pads and scratched up the rotor on both sides and the problem was solved. I suggest removing the brake pads...
09-12-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 883
Posted By TiHabanero

Been riding since 1971 and have never found it...

Been riding since 1971 and have never found it necessary to wash cycling gloves. It may be due to my sweat being less toxic or my nose being less sensitive, or that the gloves I use are the old...
09-10-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By TiHabanero

Legs have shrunk considerably

Last fall I left the real work world and took up a job that keeps me outside 6 hours of an 8 hour day. It entails walking anywhere from 3.5 to 7 miles each day. I noticed my riding shorts no longer...
09-07-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the Suntour Bar Cons on several bikes. I...

I have the Suntour Bar Cons on several bikes. I have been able to get them to work with a Shimano 10 speed cassette mated to a Dura Ace 9 speed derailleur. Chain stay length is 43cm, cable housing is...
09-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

I literally just did a 7 to 9/10 speed cassette...

I literally just did a 7 to 9/10 speed cassette body conversion on a tri-color hub. Although it is a road hub I used a cassette body from a used XT 9 speed hub. I changed the axle as well to get...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By TiHabanero

Instruments on tour

Other than guitars, harmonica and mouth harps, what musical instruments do folks here bring with them on tour?
09-04-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By TiHabanero

I have to make a correction on the tigged frames...

I have to make a correction on the tigged frames being Taiwanese. In 1983 they produced the Ridge Runner as a tig welded frame, and it was produced in Japan. It is the only tigged frame they made...
09-03-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By TiHabanero

I worked in a shop from 1983 till 2021 and we...

I worked in a shop from 1983 till 2021 and we carried Miyata from 1981 up to the day they stopped us distribution around 1994. No question about the quality of their lugged frames. Very well made all...
08-31-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By TiHabanero

Too bad you popped a puck out of the caliper...

Too bad you popped a puck out of the caliper body. It is almost a certainty a seal has been damaged when reseating the puck. Don't bother "rebuilding" the caliper with new seals, it ain't as easy as...
08-29-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By TiHabanero

Myron, no apology necessary, Because we are not...

Myron, no apology necessary, Because we are not face to face, communication is a bit more difficult and I get it. Its just a bike forum! You know if you can source jack stands (axle stands in another...
08-29-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By TiHabanero

In my post I specifically noted that portable...

In my post I specifically noted that portable stands are not a good choice for the job at hand. They are not substantial enough to hold the size and weight of an adult trike. The Park (Park Tools)...
08-28-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By TiHabanero

I don't recall ever taping the whole drop in bar....

I don't recall ever taping the whole drop in bar. Where it says Scott is left untaped.
08-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By TiHabanero

I looked at the reference in the other thread on...

I looked at the reference in the other thread on this and it seems something can be configured from a Shimano BB cable guide. Looks like the cables come from out of the frame as a wire and flow...
08-28-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep. The Park shop stands work perfectly. I have...

Yep. The Park shop stands work perfectly. I have one in my basement and it holds just about anything of substantial size. Also have worked on dozens and dozens of adult trikes at the bike shop using...
08-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By TiHabanero

Only one misleading thing in the posting. The...

Only one misleading thing in the posting. The poster says it is as fast as it looks. Unfortunately they don't provide any HP or torque figures, so really just how fast is that bike? Only as fast as...
08-27-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By TiHabanero

Unless the part is proprietary to the bike, there...

Unless the part is proprietary to the bike, there is no need to source parts from the brand. (i use brand instead of manufacturer because these guys don't manufacture anything at all)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By TiHabanero

I just snagged the Genius 7 shoes in wide (EE)...

I just snagged the Genius 7 shoes in wide (EE) and they are amazingly comfortable compared to the SWorks they replaced. Always got hot foot from the SWorks if I was really getting after it, the...
08-23-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By TiHabanero

You have seen the light. Shimano brakes are...

You have seen the light. Shimano brakes are superior in every respect.
08-23-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By TiHabanero

There is only one explanation for this...

There is only one explanation for this difference. Shimano engineers are simply better engineers. They must think through things more thoroughly than Sram engineers do. Much of what Sram does is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,192
Posted By TiHabanero

Lots of good info in the above posts, and a lot...

Lots of good info in the above posts, and a lot of fun stuff to read as well. The planned obsolescence of mechanical brakes by Shimano is just the way it goes. From what I have seen in the service...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By TiHabanero

My experience is from a shop mechanics...

My experience is from a shop mechanics perspective. Take it with a grain of salt as we tend to see the worst cases of abuse and neglect. Sram/Avid hydro brakes has the most issues where I live in...
08-07-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By TiHabanero

When I worked a regular job the commute was 15...

When I worked a regular job the commute was 15 miles each way. I tried several of my bikes on the commute to get a feel for efficiency and found my favorite road bike was also the best commuter. Each...
07-28-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year in the shop I worked for, one of our...

Last year in the shop I worked for, one of our locations hired a fella that went to Barnett's the year before and then worked in another shop for the season. Unfortunately for that location, the guy...
07-17-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,273
Posted By TiHabanero

The Campagnolo bashing came late in this thread,...

The Campagnolo bashing came late in this thread, I expected it to come about 4 or 5 posts in. Very surprising.

I raced Campagnolo for 10 years, then was given a Nishiki with Suntour Cyclone to...
07-12-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By TiHabanero

I rowed in college and recall the importance of...

I rowed in college and recall the importance of technique being critical to prevent injury to the back and shoulders. Learn correct form first before tackling big distances, heavy work loads or timed...
07-10-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By TiHabanero

Have never been able to fully figure it out, but...

Have never been able to fully figure it out, but have seen it hundreds of times at the shop. Provided the issue is not caused by installation and removal of a pump head, I have found putting...
07-04-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,965
Posted By TiHabanero

JohnDThompson I built my touring bike with 47cm...

JohnDThompson I built my touring bike with 47cm chain. stays along with horizontal drop outs that add another 1cm when the wheel is moved back in the slot. One unexpected outcome is the amount of...
07-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,965
Posted By TiHabanero

Theblackbullet, that is indeed freakishly long,...

Theblackbullet, that is indeed freakishly long, and a freakishly large bike. How tall are you?
07-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By TiHabanero

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at...

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at that time Saturday morning ride encountered the usual placement of the bollards and we all went around them except one who was not paying attention...
07-03-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By TiHabanero

I have installed and set up many MIcroshift...

I have installed and set up many MIcroshift drivetrains and every one of them worked just fine. I have zero long term durability or reliability experience with them, but my guess is they will go the...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By TiHabanero

During the winter of 1975-76 my good friend Pete...

During the winter of 1975-76 my good friend Pete and I planned a trip along the east coast of Lake Michigan. In 1976 we did it. I've been a tourist since then. Pete got lost in life and has not...
07-03-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,189
Posted By TiHabanero

When every one of us on the ride were discussing...

When every one of us on the ride were discussing retirement in a couple of years.
07-03-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By TiHabanero

The whole city turned out for the Tour today!

I have never seen an entire country turn out for a glimpse of the peloton when passing through. The roads were as crowded in this flat stage through Denmark as the crowd that turns out for the climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 517,440
Posted By TiHabanero

That Coppi has to ride like a brick. Sweet...

That Coppi has to ride like a brick. Sweet looking, butt Ouch!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By TiHabanero

Just exactly how much does it flex?? 1mm? 2mm?...

Just exactly how much does it flex?? 1mm? 2mm? Article does not say. Is it simply more marketing BS?
07-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,605
Posted By TiHabanero

I remember having a conversation of disagreement...

I remember having a conversation of disagreement with a rider back in the early 90's. He was instructing us how to pull up on the backstroke and myself along with another guy were disagreeing with...
07-01-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By TiHabanero

As I said to my son yesterday, non-performance...

As I said to my son yesterday, non-performance bikes will retain mechanical shifting and rim brakes for some time to come. Only performance bikes will have electronic shifting due to the cost....
06-28-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By TiHabanero

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there...

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there is no "correct" side to the QR lever on the front. It works the same from either side.
06-26-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By TiHabanero

Was just talking yesterday with a friend of mine...

Was just talking yesterday with a friend of mine who is in the industry. He let me know there is talk of a coming glut next year as the supply chain is filling fast and production of certain models...
06-26-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By TiHabanero

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with...

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with PF. There is no medical cure for it in the form of a pill, and really no need to visit the doc. Lots of advice out on the web that is accurate and...
06-26-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By TiHabanero

Roval CLX wheel convert to XDR driver

As we know certain Roval wheels for road and mountain use the DT Swiss ratchet drive system. I want to convert the Roval CLX 24 from 10 speed to 12 speed and need to know if anyone who has done this...
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