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03-02-24, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Garthr

This guy shows in a straightforward and effective...

This guy shows in a straightforward and effective manner how he replaces the bearings on his freehub of a Hunt wheel. He says the hubs are Novatec brand in his other video on servicing the other...
02-26-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By Garthr

Zipp Service Course Ergo 70 or 80, or the XPLR...

Zipp Service Course Ergo 70 or 80, or the XPLR 70.
https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/road/products/handlebars?filters=series|Service%20Course&sort=Relevancy&page=1
02-26-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By Garthr

All things are never equal ...... So much for...

All things are never equal ......
So much for comparisons.
Ride on :)
02-26-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Garthr

So you know in case you missed it on the ad,...

So you know in case you missed it on the ad, there's no free shipping on sales and inventory reduction items. To get the discount prices you must use the code given. If you're unsure what your...
02-21-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 497
Posted By Garthr

Seeing that I've ridden basic non-pinned/ramped...

Seeing that I've ridden basic non-pinned/ramped double and triple rings my entire life without issues friction shifting the FD, obviously these "aides" are not necessary. Clever marketing would have...
02-21-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,526
Posted By Garthr

I think derailleur ought to be able to endure a...

I think derailleur ought to be able to endure a foot flying off the pedal. Plastic has no business being used where it is in that derailleur. I'd still send it for warranty. If denied, so what. If...
02-20-24, 02:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,589
Posted By Garthr

Because there isn't a complete group set anymore...

Because there isn't a complete group set anymore like they formerly made. No standalone hubs, you have buy a complete wheel now. That won't fit in a pretty little display box ! Neither does an...
02-19-24, 03:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By Garthr

I don't get cramps, but I do tend to eat good...

I don't get cramps, but I do tend to eat good quantities of pickled jalapeno's in the half gallon jars. :) Yum yum yum . What does this have in common with pickles ? What every pickled food does,...
02-10-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Garthr

I've only used a torque wrench for crank bolts so...

I've only used a torque wrench for crank bolts so I can't speak to any torque values for stems or bars for that matter. 6" allen wrenches are great for quill stem tightening. The longer the lever,...
02-08-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,170
Posted By Garthr

When you start asking "does this bike make me...

When you start asking "does this bike make me look fat ?"
02-08-24, 03:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,739
Posted By Garthr

It would be helpful friday1970 if you had photos...

It would be helpful friday1970 if you had photos or at least told us what skewer you are using. I had an issue of my rear wheel slipping on a steel bike and finally realized the Performance brand...
02-04-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Garthr

I recently priced out shipping a frame between...

I recently priced out shipping a frame between Pirateship, Bikeflights and Shipbikes and Pirateship was the least, especially for additional insurance. With Pirateship you can ship anything, it's not...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By Garthr

What you pay for gear depends greatly on the when...

What you pay for gear depends greatly on the when and the where ! I rarely if ever pay for retail for any clothing or outdoor gear as I tend to find things I need offseason and on sale.
01-28-24, 04:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,028
Posted By Garthr

I can hold a track stand for about as long as I...

I can hold a track stand for about as long as I can hold the thought "Who Am I ?" :roflmao:
01-28-24, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Garthr

My first thought is why would one want to seek...

My first thought is why would one want to seek out brand name advertising on their wheels ? If they were paying me handsomely that would be another matter. Since they're not, as far as I'm concerned...
01-23-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Garthr

That hub appears to tb of the FSA(Field...

That hub appears to tb of the FSA(Field Serviceable Axle) variety from the 90's. I have two sets, the ones from 1999 have a wavy washer between the body and bearing, the one's from 2011 do not. The...
01-20-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By Garthr

Oh good job Jen ! I'm all for doing whatever...

Oh good job Jen ! I'm all for doing whatever works. I'm not entirely up to speed on that particular models geometry but it's obvious you'd be a candidate for a TT/Tri frame with a much steeper...
01-20-24, 06:23 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,150
Posted By Garthr

( ( ( :lol: ) ) ) Why ? Because everybody...

( ( ( :lol: ) ) )

Why ? Because everybody loves somebody sometime .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUevkDN1yU
01-19-24, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garthr

If you really interested in a different...

If you really interested in a different perspective on crank lengths, read all of this. https://biketestreviews.com/cranklength/

I ride 150mm cranks with a mid-foot position on the pedal and and...
01-16-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Garthr

I built some wheels with a Cyclepro like this...

I built some wheels with a Cyclepro like this that uses a very similar fork like holder for the hubs. While I had little experience at the time, I still have it and was playing around with recently...
01-16-24, 04:38 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

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The auto in the...
01-16-24, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By Garthr

You're right ! I thought it didn't quite look...

You're right ! I thought it didn't quite look right but I got swept away by the beauty the bike. The Coppi era especially were all the epitome of hard men. I don't know if it's just the images I find...
01-15-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By Garthr

I seem to recall riders in the 70's using 52/47...

I seem to recall riders in the 70's using 52/47 cranks(or something close to that) for a race like Paris Roubaix where a lower gear just wasn't necessary. Whaddaya know a quick search yielded just...
01-14-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,903
Posted By Garthr

There have been riders on shorter cranks for...

There have been riders on shorter cranks for performance reasons since they've bee around. I started riding 150mm cranks with a mid-foot position some ten years ago or so, I can't remember exactly....
01-12-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Garthr

I'd bet a bushel of enchiladas it's a Dura-Ace...

I'd bet a bushel of enchiladas it's a Dura-Ace UA-100 headset from the 70's. I looked at your photo and noted the proportion that the races themselves occupied to the grooved outer portion. Those...
01-12-24, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Garthr

The same tires are available. The 38mm...

The same tires are available. The 38mm brown/cream ones are listed under the heading of the "active line". They're not the same compound or flat resistance as the performance line though, that's why...
01-11-24, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By Garthr

Why would someone buy the SOMA RD cage ? I...

Why would someone buy the SOMA RD cage ?

I bought the Soma long cage as I have both a NR and SR rd just sitting unused as they have for years. I have lots of racing FW's also, but I now live in...
01-10-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 882,105
Posted By Garthr

Among other things, I was going to swap out a...

Among other things, I was going to swap out a Ritchey classic silver setback seatpost for a Zipp Service Course Zero setback model. It was a toss up between that and a Ritchey Classic Zero, so I...
01-10-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

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01-10-24, 03:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

Nice ! ...

Nice !



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01-10-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

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01-10-24, 02:54 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

This is from Paris Roubaix 1992 but the look on...

This is from Paris Roubaix 1992 but the look on his face is priceless. Gilbert Duclos Lassalle .

...
01-10-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By Garthr

I'd try the FD as it just may work. I've used...

I'd try the FD as it just may work. I've used Shimano road doubles with 26/36/46 before. As for the NR rear, to get more capacity you need a longer cage like the Soma mentioned above....
01-10-24, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By Garthr

I have proportionately long legs for my height of...

I have proportionately long legs for my height of 74" and I ride 150mm cranks also, with a more mid foot placement. With this I have optimal power transfer.

If you look at bmx websites you'll find...
Forum: Touring
01-06-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Garthr

I watched the parts again where he's trying to...

I watched the parts again where he's trying to figure out why the RD wasn't working. He said he tried 3 batteries and it wouldn't still respond to the shifters or the "app". I did roll my eyes at...
01-06-24, 02:51 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 82,400
Posted By Garthr

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Forum: Touring
01-05-24, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,799
Posted By Garthr

Bikeinsights at least give you a side comparison...

Bikeinsights at least give you a side comparison of frame imposed on each other. You can get a better comparative view of the actual frame dimensions. Forget the stack ration thing, utter nonsense....
01-05-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By Garthr

Like this ? .... ahahahahahahahaaa :lol: ;) ...

Like this ? .... ahahahahahahahaaa :lol: ;)


I'm a blah-ologist and have a degree in blah-blah-blah-ing , and that qualifies my blah-blah-blah-ing above all other blah-blah-blah-ing !
01-05-24, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By Garthr

Two wheels and banana seat, it doesn't get any...

Two wheels and banana seat, it doesn't get any better than that :lol: Flying around the neighborhood with the greatest of ease to explore the land. I eventually tried to take cycling seriously as...
12-31-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Garthr

Kool Stop makes pad inserts specifically for CSS...

Kool Stop makes pad inserts specifically for CSS rim surfaces, so does SwissStop in Europe.
12-30-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,223
Posted By Garthr

What's the meaning of anything anyways ?...

What's the meaning of anything anyways ? Ahahahahahahahahaaaaa !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Xs7NK-7B8
12-30-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,602
Posted By Garthr

I had the Mountech as stock on my '83 Stumpjumper...

I had the Mountech as stock on my '83 Stumpjumper Sport and it ended up failing fairly quickly as I recall. All I remember really is going to a shop for a replacement, a Shimano Sport LX rear. It's...
12-29-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,376
Posted By Garthr

He's a master of the "Word Salad" for sure ! ...

He's a master of the "Word Salad" for sure !

​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2hULhXf04
12-29-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,093
Posted By Garthr

Three Dog Night ... Mama Told Me Not To Come 🤣 ...

Three Dog Night ... Mama Told Me Not To Come 🤣

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTCyjYjsVc8
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,823
Posted By Garthr

I can't drive 55 , but I've been that fast on a...

I can't drive 55 , but I've been that fast on a bike on some of the Utah passes in the 80's. Even here in Ohio, I can hit at least 50 as live next to Ohio River and many of the hills are quite steep....
12-28-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,857
Posted By Garthr

Long deep breathing, slow but steady. Do it for...

Long deep breathing, slow but steady. Do it for awhile, and you'll experience it. The longer the more it lingers. You can do it anywhere, anytime. No certain type of activity is required, even right...
12-28-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,058
Posted By Garthr

:thumb: Don't think, just enjoy the ride :thumb:

:thumb: Don't think, just enjoy the ride :thumb:
12-27-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,445
Posted By Garthr

Getting a fit is no guarantee either as every...

Getting a fit is no guarantee either as every fitter has there own ideas on what a proper fit and frame design is. I'm fortunate that vintage road frames just don't fit me, so no temptation or...
12-21-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,711
Posted By Garthr

Pepperbelly, I think your pressure is right where...

Pepperbelly, I think your pressure is right where you need to be for the given load they are carrying. Yes there are tires that will be marginally fast-er, but at a high price. Tires are an easy...
12-17-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,281
Posted By Garthr

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I know, forgive me. I do have a SunTour corn cob FW...
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