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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By TiHabanero

After 40 years of running Campy NR or Suntour...

After 40 years of running Campy NR or Suntour Cyclone on my bikes I went for the Campy 11 speed Record when I got my first titanium frame and have experienced bliss ever since. Love the stuff, always...
06-14-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 513
Posted By TiHabanero

During my time selling bikes I warned thousands...

During my time selling bikes I warned thousands of riders to avoid cross-chaining, especially on bikes with triples. I still have the same opinion on cross-chaining with a triple, however my opinion...
06-13-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By TiHabanero

Bike dealers are given a status with the bike...

Bike dealers are given a status with the bike suppliers, much like car dealers, motorcycle dealers, hardware stores, etc. The dealers that are given a "top tier" status get preference in available...
06-13-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,833
Posted By TiHabanero

Perhaps the person is one of those "make a...

Perhaps the person is one of those "make a statement" people. Just cut them some slack and remember to do better yourself. Every crowd will always have a fool in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By TiHabanero

I have changed pad compounds on my motorcycle...

I have changed pad compounds on my motorcycle several times without changing the rotors and have had zero negative side affects. Never heard a rotor change was necessary on motorcycles, have a hard...
06-10-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By TiHabanero

From what I see the cable is routed the same as...

From what I see the cable is routed the same as the way I route them and I have not had any breakage where the OP is getting breakage. It looks like there is some teflon on the cable where it goes...
06-06-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By TiHabanero

I did this conversion two months ago and it works...

I did this conversion two months ago and it works perfectly. Just looking at the bike it is not possible to discern the headtube has been shimmed down to 1". Very elegant solution to an uncomplicated...
06-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By TiHabanero

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20...

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20 mineral spirits to ATF. Works well and provides a very light lubrication. I flood the interior and work the levers until they work free. Sometimes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By TiHabanero

My experience with BOA fasteners is less than...

My experience with BOA fasteners is less than good, and is quite unsatisfactory. My son has had the same experience. Both of us have had to replace the fasteners on our shoes several times. My son...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,057
Posted By TiHabanero

Blackburn also has a stainless cage called...

Blackburn also has a stainless cage called Chicane and are what I use. Have yet to have one fail and they are about half the price of a King Cage. Necessity is the mother of invention, my friend. Try...
Forum: Foo
06-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

'A vaillant coeur rien d'impossible.

'A vaillant coeur rien d'impossible.
05-31-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By TiHabanero

About 4 years ago I was exposed to DT Swiss hubs,...

About 4 years ago I was exposed to DT Swiss hubs, particularly the 240 and 350 hubs and was immediately sold. The build quality of the hubs is top notch and the design is simply simple and reliable....
Forum: Foo
05-27-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By TiHabanero

Vintage Schwinn, you keep the hits coming!...

Vintage Schwinn, you keep the hits coming! Enjoying your instruction very much as it is opening up another world in guitar for me. Thank you.
05-26-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By TiHabanero

Nope, not unusual at all. I had been working at a...

Nope, not unusual at all. I had been working at a SBC dealer up until last fall and the supplier issue is real, not made up and no one dropped the ball. You are no longer riding a Chevy, you are...
05-24-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By TiHabanero

Lots of drivel in that op-ed. Just can't relate...

Lots of drivel in that op-ed. Just can't relate to it.
05-24-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,056
Posted By TiHabanero

"They are somewhat designed to fail the idea is...

"They are somewhat designed to fail the idea is those break and save your nice derailleur and your frame."

Yes, they are designed to fail in the event of a maladjusted derailleur or a crash. What...
05-22-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,056
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for...

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for several decades. The replaceable Der hangers weaken over time. I don't know exactly why, but they come through often enough out of alignment for me to...
05-20-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had...

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had what was called "mini week" where seniors were able to sign up for activities that were outside of normal classroom work. One of those activities was...
05-15-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can...

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can send to you for cost of shipping. I am in the Midwest.
05-14-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By TiHabanero

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of...

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of disc brakes. The Tektro hydro brakes are better than other low end brakes, however replace the cheap rotors they come with. Use Shimano rotors as they...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the...

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the engineer still has the ability to override the decision making of the software, which I assume allows one to create their "signature sound", which in turn...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you...

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you were a young man...fit and trim and fairly good looking, too! Phase out meaning the big mixing boards are replaced by laptops? I bet it is easier to mix...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to...

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to show this to my wife to prove it! Since she is becoming hard of hearing the recordings sound fine to her.

Getting off topic here, BobbyG, how does...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

I have read that thread and it seems more about...

I have read that thread and it seems more about digital vs. analog, which is not what I am discussing here, and really don't care about. The thrust is that it seems the recording levels are...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By TiHabanero

Engineering a record

Been a music buff since a teen and have noticed small differences between recordings as far as the way the music presents itself (I have no other way to describe this). In my house I have 3 very...
05-11-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By TiHabanero

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a...

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a successful co-op is no different than running a successful business.
05-10-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By TiHabanero

Another win for the Zepal HP

At mile 14 had rear tire go soft. Since the leak was slower I pumped up the tire and road another mile to get to the river to change out the tube. The Zefal HP did double duty today in the nicest...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,487
Posted By TiHabanero

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the...

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the career behind you and call it done. My wife along with my brother's wife are calling it quits in three years.They both say they have a little more to...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,487
Posted By TiHabanero

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier...

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier that way. Again, when you meet up with a teacher make sure to give them a special thank you as they do deserve it! Word of the day is "Be kind to each...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,487
Posted By TiHabanero

Clemsongirl, I am certain you believe me to be a...

Clemsongirl, I am certain you believe me to be a liar. I am OK with it. I have read what I wrote and realize that you have correctly spotted and called out my mistake. I became preoccupied with being...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,487
Posted By TiHabanero

Clemsongirl, you know I am lying when I tell you...

Clemsongirl, you know I am lying when I tell you about the 24" trout I caught over the weekend. My wife has been teaching for 38 years. What I posted above is 100% factual and true, and it all...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,487
Posted By TiHabanero

A day in the life of a school teacher

Yesterday was a typical day at a well respected school building in a well respected school district. Champion football, soccer, baseball, etc. A mix of rural and the encroaching wealthy.

As usual...
05-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,251
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring...

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring into spec, then replace with the ti bolt. Precautionary measure to avoid breaking a ti bolt in the spindle. Makes sense to me as removing a broken ti...
05-03-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By TiHabanero

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/img_0539_32aa66abe0814de9cae88a7aba06915cca1829ec.jpg
This is after 3 seasons which include riding rollers and Wahoo during winter.
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05-02-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By TiHabanero

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road...

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road pedals 3 years ago and am using the original cleats the pedals came with. Looking at them shows no real significant wear. I don't walk around in them...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By TiHabanero

Good to know the people you have over there are...

Good to know the people you have over there are at least safe at this time. I hope things stay safe for them.

I don't have a clue as to what is going on over there, but I do know that Ukraine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,417
Posted By TiHabanero

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By TiHabanero

Unless you intend to bring the kitchen sink, a...

Unless you intend to bring the kitchen sink, a trailer is an unnecessary complication. I know as I had one and got rid of it after I realized the hauling capacity was not needed.
04-29-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By TiHabanero

The shop I worked for during that time period was...

The shop I worked for during that time period was a fair sized Miyata dealer, one that was consistently a Miyata dealer of the year winner. Every year we sold a handful of the Ridge Runners. They...
04-28-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,199
Posted By TiHabanero

The last time I sold indexed shifters I...

The last time I sold indexed shifters I demonstrated to the purchaser that they did indeed function properly. I did this by leaving a shift cable in the shifter and applying gentle tension to the...
04-24-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By TiHabanero

Oops, I doubled it! The mind does funny things...

Oops, I doubled it! The mind does funny things sometimes.

I worked in a shop that was a Terry dealer and unless you really are unable to find a good compromise fit on a standard bicycle, avoid...
04-24-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By TiHabanero

Man, that must have hurt to gain 6 inches. You...

Man, that must have hurt to gain 6 inches. You now have a beautiful situation that totally justifies a custom frame due to the additional leg length.
04-23-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By TiHabanero

Tandems are a Pia to work on for sure. Takes two...

Tandems are a Pia to work on for sure. Takes two people to put on in a work stand, and the front wheel must be supported while in the stand, or have the front wheel on the ground. Not fun to work on...
04-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,222
Posted By TiHabanero

I took a tip from Grant Peterson 20 years ago and...

I took a tip from Grant Peterson 20 years ago and use beeswax. Works very well, costs next to nothing, and a 1oz clump of it will last several lifetimes. Got it at the local health food store.
04-19-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,374
Posted By TiHabanero

Having worked on hundreds of hydro bicycle...

Having worked on hundreds of hydro bicycle brakes, installing them or fixing them, I recommend using the specific brake block that is designed to fit in the calipers with the brake pads installed....
04-19-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By TiHabanero

Rear facing radar by itself is fairly primitive....

Rear facing radar by itself is fairly primitive. To take the radar into the 21st century it needs to be coupled with a camera that is blue toothed to a display that mounts like a mirror be it on the...
04-19-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,664
Posted By TiHabanero

Oh, yeah, I'd give that a go!

Oh, yeah, I'd give that a go!
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By TiHabanero

One of my shipmates came back from his first The...

One of my shipmates came back from his first The Who concert and demonstrated how Townsend smashed his guitar on stage. The Ovation he had wasn't an Elite model, but it broke up real nice! He picked...
04-18-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By TiHabanero

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson...

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson than later after another one, two, three...etc. failures. Just ain't in the cards for you anymore.
04-16-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By TiHabanero

I have Record 11 post 2015 that shifts like...

I have Record 11 post 2015 that shifts like butter since day one. Set it up myself, no tricks or special sauce, simply installed like any other and never have had any problems shifting.
What I see...
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