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09-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By csport

Any Shimano compatible 9 speed cassette -...

Any Shimano compatible 9 speed cassette - Shimano, SRAM, Sunrace, Microshift, IRD, ...

If the largest cog is not bigger than what you have now you should be good, otherwise you may need a longer...
09-17-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 136,288
Posted By csport

I did my time and I want out

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North County Trailway
So effusive trail, it does actually cut...
08-30-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By csport

My vote is for cantis as well. This thread...

My vote is for cantis as well. This thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1229699-what-am-i-missing-here-rear-brake-cabling.html) has a photo of a HardRock similar to mine. The frame...
08-28-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By csport

Great ride!!! I need to follow your example,...

Great ride!!!

I need to follow your example, I also let work, depression and some flu-like virus (not COVID) keep me on the couch. This needs to change!
08-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,427
Posted By csport

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Could not resist.
Of course Moneygone does not mean that it is a waste of money.
08-27-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 662
Posted By csport

Some outfitters I have heard of: wilderness...

Some outfitters I have heard of: wilderness voyageurs (https://wilderness-voyageurs.com/) and Noble Invention bike touring (https://www.nobleinventionbiketouring.com/) I do not have a first hand...
08-17-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By csport

... or get proper 9 speed downtube shifters...

... or get proper 9 speed downtube shifters (https://www.modernbike.com/microshift-down-tube-shifter-set-9-speed-double-triple-shimano-compatible-silver) if you want 9 speed.
Your 105 10 speed RD...
08-09-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By csport

What proof? Have you read Andersen's tale named...

What proof? Have you read Andersen's tale named Vingegaard's new V-brakes? Not everyone can see them. :innocent:
Sorry if anyone took it seriously. I intentionally added the reference to...
08-08-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By csport

Exactly! Paul's video on his Klampers (starting...

Exactly! Paul's video on his Klampers (starting at 1:10): https://youtu.be/u9u514p1s50?t=75


So it is not just me. TRP Spyres were my first disc brakes. Stripped one adjuster on install. Had to...
08-07-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By csport

To answer the original question: yes, they are...

To answer the original question: yes, they are different. Some calipers like Avid BB5 and BB7 come in "road" and "mountain" versions. The difference is the length of the arm.
Same with TRP Spyre...
08-06-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,097
Posted By csport

50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.

50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.
08-03-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By csport

The one on the right is the normal one. I...

The one on the right is the normal one.

I think the one on the left is missing the small axle which threads into the pedal with one end and into the crank arm with the other end. The purpose of...
07-30-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By csport

At some point in my life I have not biked for...

At some point in my life I have not biked for almost 10 years and I resumed biking after renting and riding a beach cruiser along a boardwalk.
06-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By csport

The rear shifter/derailleur are the same for...

The rear shifter/derailleur are the same for 2x/3x.
If you use a friction shifter for the front (anyway, MTB indexed triple shifters do not have the trimming brifters have) you can use 8s or 9s...
06-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By csport

This computation is only as accurate as the ERD...

This computation is only as accurate as the ERD is. Karl Stoerzinger whose calculator I used has an article on this (https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/tech-threadengagement.php), you can measure your rim...
06-10-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By csport

You can double check the calculations using this:...

You can double check the calculations using this: https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/

If you want a stronger wheel you want the DS spokes to reach the head of the nipple to avoid nipple breakage,...
06-04-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By csport

Many of them! Ryde Andra 30...

Many of them!
Ryde Andra 30 (https://www.ryde.nl/andra-30/) -- probably the strongest
Velocity Atlas (https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/atlas-622) and many others

Do you have QR or thru...
05-23-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By csport

I apologize if I was arguing for no reason....

I apologize if I was arguing for no reason. Thanks for elaborating on the details! Then the takehome for the OP is to check that the saddle can be set according to the fit (especially for the high...
04-24-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By csport

Did it several times, totally doable, especially...

Did it several times, totally doable, especially if you start fresh from Cumberland. Last year I did Hancock to Frostburg in one day.
01-20-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By csport

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent...

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent of Yokozuna Motoko. The only problem I had was the loss of brake power when Shimano organic pads overheated.

Can it be that your brakes have some...
11-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By csport

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The...

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The tension is lower on the non-drive side for a dished wheel anyway. If it is too low that it can go to zero when hitting potholes, accelerating or...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,441
Posted By csport

I live near Central Park at the boundary between...

I live near Central Park at the boundary between the Upper East Side and Harlem. Never had a problem. FWIW, I rode the full Central Park loop around midnight multiple times, no problem.

As dendawg...
10-11-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,097
Posted By csport

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No...

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No rain, perfect weather.
09-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,592
Posted By csport

"... but this is what we think this bike is best...

"... but this is what we think this bike is best at." :innocent:
09-10-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By csport

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a...

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a stem mount conversion kit made by Giant: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/global/showcase/conduct
Maybe this will work for you with Clais 3x8?
I have no...
09-04-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,522
Views: 348,097
Posted By csport

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.
08-22-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By csport

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check...

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check the "big/big +1 " sizing method.
08-22-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By csport

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range,...

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range, https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/spec/ROAD/Cassette%20Sprocket
HG50, HG400 and HG200/201 are there. 9 speed cassettes are not going away, you can still get...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,149
Posted By csport

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You...

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You had a (hard to diagnose) slow leak, which is negative luck. It was compensated by a bear sighting to make the total positive. :)
07-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By csport

https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-ruck...

https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-rucklichter/produkt/329bshr.html? This one and a few others from B&M.
07-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By csport

First century

Quite heavy rider, just under 300#. I was trying to start training for a century as my normal long rides were about 50 miles. I intended to do a longer ride yesterday, about 65-70 miles from...
07-21-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,583
Posted By csport

Got me! Yes, saying "it will recenter" is...

Got me!

Yes, saying "it will recenter" is not right, what I meant is that one of the pistons will extend further making the pads recenter on the rotor. On TRP Spyres this was done by adjusting the...
06-21-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,991
Posted By csport

:thumb: An example of a configuration extremely...

:thumb:
An example of a configuration extremely sensitive to such side to side pressure is aero bars.
06-09-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,536
Posted By csport

I can confirm that the Double Cross is a good...

I can confirm that the Double Cross is a good bike (I have the previous model), but if you get Soma something a bit out of the ordinary is the Grand Rando:...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By csport

I would avoid the lowest end bikes with a...

I would avoid the lowest end bikes with a freewheel (Trek FX 1 and Giant Escape 3) for the loaded touring. Cassette hub will be stronger than a frewheel.

Here is a journal of a guy who rode across...
03-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By csport

As you said, it may be too short. Check the...

As you said, it may be too short. Check the big/big + 1 full link (1") method that people mentioned. If the chain is too short you will destroy your RD when you shift into the big/big.

See also...
02-09-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,023
Posted By csport

<winter mode> Why use two when you can have...

<winter mode>
Why use two when you can have four at once? Four locks, mile 109 on the C&O Canal: https://www.canaltrust.org/pyv/four-locks/
</winter mode>
01-29-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By csport

I remember seeing IRD ones:...

I remember seeing IRD ones: https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/product/ird-conversion-cassette-shimano-hub-campy-spacing-4929 and looking at them out of curiosity (I still ride 9s, do not have any...
01-14-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By csport

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start...

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start with reading some articles on FD by Sheldon Brown: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/front-derailers.html...
01-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By csport

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
The sidewall of your tires should have inscription -- what does it say? ISO sizes (BSD=584 in your case) are unambiguous, stick with them if you can....
12-11-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,932
Posted By csport

Have you already bought the spokes? Then some...

Have you already bought the spokes? Then some 12mm brass nipples.

For an ultra-paranoid build there are Pillar DSN (double square) nipples, they require a bit longer spokes, but the threads are...
12-07-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,236
Posted By csport

2.71828 ... or is it for those who ride an...

2.71828
... or is it for those who ride an e-bike?
11-25-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,265
Posted By csport

I was trying to say that you should spend more on...

I was trying to say that you should spend more on the rim, not less. Anyway, a decent hub like Deore M610 can be had for $30, fancy double/triple butted spokes are about $50. Do not cheap out on the...
09-22-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By csport

Correct me if I am wrong, the big-big + 1 size is...

Correct me if I am wrong, the big-big + 1 size is needed for shifting into the big-big combination. The extra two half-links are needed for the chain to climb over the teeth of the big chainring or...
07-29-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By csport

Here is an article by Jan Heine regarding the...

Here is an article by Jan Heine regarding the upright position: https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-5-an-upright-position-is-more-comfortable/ It explains what hokiefyd said in more detail. There is...
04-05-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By csport

Are you in the US? The link:...

Are you in the US?

The link: http://araya-rinkai.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/araya_archive_1991.pdf
The bike is on p. 15 of the PDF.
Looks like a steel hybrid with a triple.

What about...
03-29-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,836
Posted By csport

I run TRP Spyres on my bike. I can confirm what...

I run TRP Spyres on my bike. I can confirm what others said regarding compressionless: switching to Jagwire Road Pro made a huge difference for me. There are also very good Reaction cables/housing...
01-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,368
Posted By csport

You may be able to make it work with the current...

You may be able to make it work with the current RD. Otherwise any Shimano compatible 9 speed one, "mountain" will work. For example, Shimano Deore M591. I run Sora 3500 shifters with the M591 rear...
01-14-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,005
Posted By csport

You can go 9 speed for the same money: ...

You can go 9 speed for the same money:

Right shifter/brake lever: $12, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunrace-STM930-9-S-Righthand-Bicyle-Trigger-Shifter-Brake-Lever/192357608331
Left shifter: $7,...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By csport

Many of them :) This one with thru axles:...

Many of them :)

This one with thru axles: https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/mcd-frames/ (also road+ frameset)
Double Cross (I have it), QR:...
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