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02-24-24, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,065
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Posted By nathand

1992 Trek 790 rebuild

Finally finished my 1992 Trek 790 drop bar conversion this morning, just in time to take advantage of a beautiful day for a ride here in San Francisco....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,281
Posted By nathand

Columbus likewise says that the expansion plug...

Columbus likewise says that the expansion plug must be installed lined up with the stem clamp in the instructions for their carbon forks:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,281
Posted By nathand

You want a small amount of excess height - a...

You want a small amount of excess height - a couple of mm - but you don't want a lot, just enough to hold a short spacer in place. You don't want the steerer to extend further beyond the headset than...
02-11-24, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,674,876
Posted By nathand

Here's a pair of photos of my Jamis Renegade, a...

Here's a pair of photos of my Jamis Renegade, a purpose-built gravel bike that fits me well (I've comfortably done many 50-75 mile rides on it over varied terrain) and the Trek 790, in the same...
02-05-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By nathand

Not looking at the weather forecast

I'm currently sitting under a highway overpass, waiting for a rainstorm to end. Got a little too excited to go for a ride after spending a rainy weekend setting up a bike the way I want it. Weather...
01-30-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,518
Posted By nathand

Yes! For one night, last March during the kids...

Yes! For one night, last March during the kids spring break (easier to get a reservation not during a weekend). Sorry to be off-topic from the original post, but here's a pair of photos of the cargo...
01-30-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,518
Posted By nathand

Glad I'm not the only one in this situation. I...

Glad I'm not the only one in this situation. I have an Xtracycle Edgerunner without a motor which worked fine for a year or two, and then the kids got big enough - and started having activities far...
01-29-24, 08:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,518
Posted By nathand

My problem is that I don't like getting rid of...

My problem is that I don't like getting rid of bikes, particularly ones I built up myself, but I keep acquiring new ones as projects or because they appeal in some way. For example I have a decent...
01-29-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By nathand

I don't share the dislike for Gatorskins. I used...

I don't share the dislike for Gatorskins. I used to commute 30-40 miles to work, at least three mornings per week (took the train home, though). I dealt with frequent flats on other road tires until...
12-05-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By nathand

Thanks for the suggestions! Closest local shop I...

Thanks for the suggestions! Closest local shop I tried couldn't help. The second one - which has been around a lot longer - didn't have the exact cones, but sold me an axle assembly that looks like a...
10-04-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 395,182
Posted By nathand

Picked up this barely-ridden 1996 730 yesterday...

Picked up this barely-ridden 1996 730 yesterday for $130; seller even had the original purchase receipt (about $390 in '96) and owners manual. I feel a little silly at having spent half as much on...
09-25-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 395,182
Posted By nathand

Thanks! I put together a spreadsheet comparing my...

Thanks! I put together a spreadsheet comparing my mid-90's Treks, and the does 930 have a significantly longer effective top tube (580mm) versus the 730 (555mm) as you suggested. Conversely, the...
09-03-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 256,779
Posted By nathand

Success! I installed the GRX crank today. The...

Success! I installed the GRX crank today. The existing FD-5801 works great, no need to swap the derailleur.
04-13-23, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 395,182
Posted By nathand

I picked up a 730 ...

I picked up a 730 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22115248-post626.html)two years ago, and after a year of riding it myself it became my girlfriend's daily commuter. Since then I've been looking for...
04-06-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By nathand

My 8-year-old is riding a 24"-wheel "kids bike"...

My 8-year-old is riding a 24"-wheel "kids bike" and it's a Scott Scale RC24 - light aluminum frame, 11-speed drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes. Kids bike doesn't mean it's necessary cheap or poor...
08-08-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By nathand

My favorite shorts are from Bellwether...

My favorite shorts are from Bellwether https://www.bellwetherclothing.com/collections/mens-bottoms
05-06-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By nathand

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only...

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only the largest cog off your old cassette.
05-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By nathand

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as...

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches to see how close the gearing is. The 24/34 combination is about 18.7 gear-inches; the 22/28 combination is about...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By nathand

They're 26" wheels.

They're 26" wheels.
04-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,067
Posted By nathand

These absolutely exist...

These absolutely exist https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/06/13/san-francisco-gets-vision-zero-street-sweepers/
04-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By nathand

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it...

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it shipped to me exactly as it was shipped to the shop. Cables were already in place, with fluid in the hydraulic brake lines. The handlebars were neither...
04-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,580
Posted By nathand

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a...

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a maximum number of spacers allowed between the bearing and the stem. I assume if you go higher you risk breaking the steerer. I haven't seen a similar...
04-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,580
Posted By nathand

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather...

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather than using a compression plug, the bolt through the top cap screws into the star nut, which is held securely in the steerer. This creates compression...
03-03-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By nathand

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago...

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago (picked up an older Ti frame, needed a 1" threadless fork) and I bought a Columbus Minimal. https://www.columbustubi.com/en/portfolio/minimal-en/...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By nathand

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's...

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's Dean Ti road bike 2 years ago, when I suddenly found myself with a frame and free time at the beginning of the pandemic. The frame was $300 from a...
01-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,120
Posted By nathand

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I...

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I picked a climb that would take me most of the day, figuring I'd enjoy the descent at the end. Took me a little longer than I expected, though, and as...
09-22-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By nathand

I had a similar issue with a very different rim....

I had a similar issue with a very different rim. The mechanic at the local shop identified that it was a narrow rim which made it difficult to get the tube and tire in place, so I'd been pushing the...
09-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,247
Posted By nathand

I crashed an aluminum-frame bike, with a carbon...

I crashed an aluminum-frame bike, with a carbon fork, into the back of a car at probably 15+ mph (the car had a stop sign and entered the intersection; I didn't have a stop sign and was headed...
08-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By nathand

Drop the pads in and go. Wouldn't hurt to clean...

Drop the pads in and go. Wouldn't hurt to clean the rotors with some isopropyl alcohol but I wouldn't do more than that.
07-27-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By nathand

Take a look at Home Page - Jay's Essential Bike...

Take a look at Home Page - Jay's Essential Bike Rides (http://bestrides.org/) (I have no affiliation with it, I just like it as a reference) - lots of ride descriptions in the Bay Area and California...
07-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,437
Posted By nathand

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a...

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a Schrader valve several times and never had a problem. I do recommend using the little locknut that comes with most Presta tubes to help hold the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,476
Posted By nathand

On a typical ride not too far from home I'll...

On a typical ride not too far from home I'll bring just tire levers and a tube, maybe a patch kit, and a pump mounted to the bike or in a rear pocket. If you bring a patch kit, but rarely need it,...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,098
Posted By nathand

Another similar site...

Another similar site (https://hookandhunt.com/product-category/camping/tents-and-structures/). I don't see any tents meeting your criteria right now, but for a bit more money (still under $200)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By nathand

I'm sorry but this really looks like an exercise...

I'm sorry but this really looks like an exercise in frustration to me.

You do not need a Giant Overdrive 2 fork, the head tube is a standard size and there are no bearings installed. This frame...
07-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,686
Posted By nathand

That counts too. I bought a duplicate of a jersey...

That counts too. I bought a duplicate of a jersey I already have and really like (a lightweight merino jersey from Ornot) recently, even though I've never worn out (or worn through) a jersey. I have...
07-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,985
Posted By nathand

An older riding buddy told me "you go 5mph slower...

An older riding buddy told me "you go 5mph slower downhill after you have kids." That was definitely true for me. I'm slowly increasing my speed and confidence descending, but I think I'm doing it...
07-01-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 395,182
Posted By nathand

Looks like a 1998 to me. Vintage Trek...

Looks like a 1998 to me. Vintage Trek (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm) shows one of the color schemes for that year was black with green decals, which appears to match yours, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By nathand

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for...

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for a moment. The brakes should be installed such that when the brakes are applied, the wheel pulls the pads into the stops, rather than pulling the pads...
06-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 395,182
Posted By nathand

I've done exactly that - swapped out the saddle...

I've done exactly that - swapped out the saddle and seatpost, cleaned up most of the drivetrain, and fixed the brakes. One of the brake studs on the fork is broken off, someone used a problem solvers...
06-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,588
Posted By nathand

I haven't been a chemical engineer in years, but...

I haven't been a chemical engineer in years, but I do have a degree in it. While spraying your bike with an acid isn't ideal, a small amount of diluted white vinegar is not going to have any...
06-21-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By nathand

I think E-bikes have a future for families. In...

I think E-bikes have a future for families. In the past year I've seen a large increase (my perception, no data) in parents taking their kids around San Francisco in electric-assist cargo bikes. As...
06-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,431
Posted By nathand

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands...

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands of kids bikes. The better bikes are lighter, easier for a kid to handle, have hand brakes without a coaster brake, and have kid-sized components,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27,376
Views: 18,326,046
Posted By nathand

2010 Scott Addict SL

I used to have 2009 Scott Addict R4 which sadly was stolen. As I've had more flexibility in my schedule the last few months I've been riding more and found I really miss that bike, so when a 2010...
06-18-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By nathand

I lived in Lausanne, Switzerland for a year...

I lived in Lausanne, Switzerland for a year (about half an hour east of Geneva). The entire city is on a hillside rising up from Lake Geneva. For decades the main metro line was a rack-and-pinion...
05-28-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By nathand

Are the holes consistently in the same location...

Are the holes consistently in the same location on the tube? I got several flats on one wheel, no obvious cause to me - I'd just find the tire flat when I went to ride the bike. The hole was always...
05-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,725
Posted By nathand

I'm going to assume you meant a 46/30 crankset...

I'm going to assume you meant a 46/30 crankset and not a 40/36 - and are you sure your current one is 40/30 and not 46/30? I can't find any mention of an FSA 40/30 crankset in a quick search online....
03-31-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,725
Posted By nathand

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the...

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the only change I made was the handlebar - the stock bars felt too wide to me, especially in the drops due to the amount of flare. I also added SPD pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,860
Posted By nathand

I'd confirm they're actually tubeless - my 2018...

I'd confirm they're actually tubeless - my 2018 Renegade has as tubeless-compliant rims but came with tubes. I didn't realize this, however, because the tubeless-ready rims hold the tire more firmly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,860
Posted By nathand

For whatever it's worth - I have a 2018 Jamis...

For whatever it's worth - I have a 2018 Jamis Renegade Exploit (similar level to an S2), and I've been quite happy with it. My only complaint is that it has road gearing (50/34-11/32) - I would...
03-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,709
Posted By nathand

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical,...

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical, consider an older (mid-90's) steel mountain bike. I'm about your age and have 2 kids (3 and 6) and have used a mid-90's Trek 820 for hauling my kids...
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