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07-04-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By 70sSanO

I plan to get an assist road bike one of these...

I plan to get an assist road bike one of these days. So far I’m okay with my gearing, but I know it is coming down the road, Lord willing I’m still able to ride down that road.

As they get closer...
07-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By 70sSanO

As others have said, you are spending money on a...

As others have said, you are spending money on a bike that is not high quality. There is a difference between an older quality 26” mtb and cheap 26” mtb.

If you are upgrading just for the sake of...
07-02-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By 70sSanO

For me neither. I canít foresee needing 4, 5, 6,...

For me neither. I canít foresee needing 4, 5, 6, 7, 8nm when most components have a torque range. And every torque wrench has a tolerance. Some of it is dependent on the speed you turn the wrench.
...
07-01-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,283
Posted By 70sSanO

You know stopping at dumpsters along the way will...

You know stopping at dumpsters along the way will hurt you upcoming time trial.

But on a positive note, the vodka will ease your angst about innovation.

John
07-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,244
Posted By 70sSanO

That makes sense. I know when I ride one handed...

That makes sense. I know when I ride one handed I use my dominant hand to retrieve a water bottle, check a saddle bag, etc.

John
07-01-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,244
Posted By 70sSanO

Which hand should you use for riding and which...

Which hand should you use for riding and which one for holding the club?

Does it matter if you are right handed or left handed?

John
06-30-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By 70sSanO

Good for you. Great thread and followup. ...

Good for you. Great thread and followup.

John
06-30-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,244
Posted By 70sSanO

For the amount of time spent on this thread, the...

For the amount of time spent on this thread, the OP could have walked there a dozen times.

John
06-30-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By 70sSanO

Or the blue mid-90's Trek. John

Or the blue mid-90's Trek.

John
06-30-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,244
Posted By 70sSanO

It was in the context of hitting golf balls at a...

It was in the context of hitting golf balls at a park or school.

John
06-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,728
Posted By 70sSanO

It wasnít really intended to be taken seriously. ...

It wasnít really intended to be taken seriously. More of a reprisal of the 80ís arguments against index shifters.

In a ďby-wireĒ age, little will be done mechanically; bikes being at the bottom...
06-30-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,728
Posted By 70sSanO

What I don't understand is why some people need...

What I don't understand is why some people need to have their shifters indexed. It is as if everyone has gone brain dead and can't shift from one gear to the next without that conspicuously loud...
06-30-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By 70sSanO

In giving the benefit of doubt, you only have a...

In giving the benefit of doubt, you only have a couple of viable options.

Your first decision is if you really need any front suspension. If you are not going to ride on surfaces that require it,...
06-30-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,244
Posted By 70sSanO

Just don’t hit from the field. Hit from an area...

Just don’t hit from the field. Hit from an area not used by the players or spectators.

I can’t think of anything more disrespectful, to those who actually use the field for play, than leaving a...
06-29-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By 70sSanO

I really doubt body soap will clean off the road...

I really doubt body soap will clean off the road gunk and grease off a bike.

But your bike will smell marvelous.

John
06-29-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 336
Posted By 70sSanO

Or what it really weighs. Especially in a...

Or what it really weighs. Especially in a rideable configuration.

And… “Oh, you’re not riding the 46cm frame?”

John
06-29-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By 70sSanO

At the risk… For years I have found tires on...

At the risk…

For years I have found tires on eBay that are difficult to get.

Generally a model that has been replaced, but also current models. So far I haven’t had any issues. Just check...
06-29-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By 70sSanO

Impossible to know the backstory behind an adult...

Impossible to know the backstory behind an adult on a BMX, but age and epic fails sometimes go hand in hand.

The “let’s see if I can still pull this off” should be preceded with “let me see if I...
06-28-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By 70sSanO

LOL! You are quite right. Iíll rephrase...

LOL! You are quite right.

Iíll rephrase that. Youíll have to ďdishĒ the newly built wheels.

John
06-28-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,455
Posted By 70sSanO

I donít frequent the C&V Appraisal forum. I do...

I donít frequent the C&V Appraisal forum. I do think it is good to keep all of that away from the normal C&V threads. I wouldnít get rid of it.

To be honest, except for exceptional rare and/or...
06-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Youíre such a Homer. John

Youíre such a Homer.

John
06-28-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Is that just a standard diamond frame or one with...

Is that just a standard diamond frame or one with a double top tube?

John
06-28-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By 70sSanO

Doh. I didn't notice the date. John ...

Doh. I didn't notice the date.

John

Edit Added: Then again, how old does a thread have to be to be considered a C&V thread.
06-28-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By 70sSanO

My understand is the Suntour Accushift 7 speed...

My understand is the Suntour Accushift 7 speed freewheel/cassette spacing is it is a mixed bag. The first four highest gear cogs (1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4) are spaced at 5.0mm center to center. The...
06-28-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By 70sSanO

You will have to re-dish the wheel to center it....

You will have to re-dish the wheel to center it. Your dropouts added 3mm per side but your hub added all, nearly all, of it is on the DS.

I’ve done some 126 to 130, more specifically 130mm OLD...
06-27-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By 70sSanO

This is pretty much what you need to focus on. ...

This is pretty much what you need to focus on.

According to Sheldon, 5 speed freewheels are 24.0 wide and 7 speed are 31.9mm wide. The freewheel is adding about 8mm to the DS. I’m guessing you’ll...
06-27-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is a very informative, but at times somewhat...

Here is a very informative, but at times somewhat difficult to follow, thread on cable pull...
...
06-27-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

Tourney uses 2 different types of attachments. I...

Tourney uses 2 different types of attachments. I "think" the A is an integrated bracket, or claw type, and the B is a direct attach to the hanger; but I'm not entirely sure of the letter designation....
06-27-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 736
Posted By 70sSanO

Outside of some of the posts I read and some of...

Outside of some of the posts I read and some of the things I post, not much.

John
06-26-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 768
Posted By 70sSanO

Because. Act as a child, you get treated...

Because.

Act as a child, you get treated like a child.

John
06-24-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By 70sSanO

Hate to disagree, but the last thing I would buy...

Hate to disagree, but the last thing I would buy is an old 26er. I would recommend that you find a place where you can rent a modern mtb, drive to a trailhead, and see if you like it.

You should...
06-24-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By 70sSanO

Since I have little carbon, one fork, I generally...

Since I have little carbon, one fork, I generally don't use a torque wrench. Most everything is done by feel. But there are exceptions.

I like to use a torque wrench for square taper/ISIS/Octalink...
06-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By 70sSanO

Not a fitness person, but since you walked in the...

Not a fitness person, but since you walked in the heat and didn't ride, you might not be as bad off as if you cycled the same amount the day before. The biggest issue might be making sure you're...
06-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By 70sSanO

I guess the first question is did you try to put...

I guess the first question is did you try to put pressure on the end of the DS axle, or pull toward the NDS, to see if the play does move from DS to NDS. I've adjusted cones and find that sometimes I...
06-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By 70sSanO

Nice looking bike. As for your methods, if...

Nice looking bike.

As for your methods, if you have the hub cones, headset nut, BB nut tightened correctly then it sounds fine.

Issues can arise, with things coming loose, when the hub or BB...
06-23-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure about the shirt, but maybe ride to a...

Not sure about the shirt, but maybe ride to a Chick-fil-A.

John
06-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By 70sSanO

Not necessarily. Shimano ran 3x7 speed...

Not necessarily.

Shimano ran 3x7 speed triggers. I currently have a set of 3x7 LX-563 and mid 90’s STX, currently in use on one bike, that I’ve run with various cranks.

But I do agree that...
06-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are using a road FD, youíll need a road...

If you are using a road FD, youíll need a road compatible shifter. I think you can fudge with a mtb shifter because I think it pulls more cable. The cable will have to have some slack.

The easier...
06-23-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Obviously when someone has to explain something...

Obviously when someone has to explain something it is a miss. Just like the “Feelings” song relating to riding by feel.

On an unrelated topic, it was in the low 90’s on my ride today and it felt...
06-23-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Sorry for the above post. That song just brings...

Sorry for the above post. That song just brings out the LarrySellerz in me.

Makes me want to take off my shirt and go for a ride.

John
06-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Regardless how this thread ends, I'm sure it has...

Regardless how this thread ends, I'm sure it has made one hit wonder Morris Albert's day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvfxam0UrB0

John
06-23-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Agree. John

Agree.

John
06-23-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

But then there is Di2. If someone is so inclined...

But then there is Di2. If someone is so inclined to go to Shimano’s electronic shifting system, you can add a digital display that prominently shows the gear.

I know Di2 is UCI compliant,...
06-22-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By 70sSanO

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that...

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that are peened; the ends are flared out.

It is impossible to pushed a larger diameter pin end through a smaller diameter chain side plate without...
06-22-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

In defense of the no gear indicator group, I have...

In defense of the no gear indicator group, I have found it a lot easier to glance at the cassette while at a complete stop. And if you are in the wrong gear it is a good lesson.

John
06-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if I left anybody out. Maybe the...

I apologize if I left anybody out.

Maybe the paddle shifter group with the gear indicator or the dash?

John
06-22-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a lot of things that seem to happen...

There are a lot of things that seem to happen when gear indicators are brought up.

First off, those who rode miles and miles with down tube shifters, or bar cons, or thumbies, subconsciously...
06-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is my take on your situation. I started...

Here is my take on your situation. I started mountain biking at 61. I rode a lot of different trails crashed, got up, kept riding, and continued to push myself. I was also surfing so balance wasn’t...
06-21-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

Does anyone make a non-spidered full cog 10s and...

Does anyone make a non-spidered full cog 10s and 11s cassettes?

Iíve done a lot of mix-n-match up thru 9 speed with cassettes that have full cogs.

I havenít had a ramp issue if the correct cog...
06-21-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not...

I'm not a fan of suspension on bikes that are not going to be used on terrain that requires it. I understand that Specialized Future Shock is short travel and designed to buffer the bumps. Even...
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