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08-07-22, 06:53 PM
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Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve read there is a FAUZA mid drive...

I’ve read there is a FAUZA mid drive motor/battery that is removable so it is possible to take 5lbs off the bike.

For riding the flats, no big headwind, where no assist is needed it sounds like a...
08-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,443
Posted By 70sSanO

mschwett and terrymorse thanks for the info. It...

mschwett and terrymorse thanks for the info. It is good to know that there are lower weight and low drag e road bikes out there.

My old Cannondaleis on the low 20’s so there won’t be much if any...
08-07-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,443
Posted By 70sSanO

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain...

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain for me. But no one could deny his determination and utter ruthlessness on the bike. When the peloton was stopped by protestors who glued themselves...
08-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By 70sSanO

In 1986 I bought a new SR400. A few years...

In 1986 I bought a new SR400.

A few years later a shop was blowing out Cannondale frame, supposedly due to the Klein lawsuit. Picked up a new 1988 Criterium frame and steel fork for $100.
...
08-06-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By 70sSanO

Velomine is also a good source for wheels. ...

Velomine is also a good source for wheels.

John
08-06-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By 70sSanO

I ride with toe clips and straps but no cleat. A...

I ride with toe clips and straps but no cleat. A number of years ago I picked up some smooth rubber soled semi-rigid touring shoes.

I keep the straps just loose enough to get my shoe out but not...
08-06-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,443
Posted By 70sSanO

This is the actual topic at hand. The true...

This is the actual topic at hand.

The true answer is that a typical bicycle consumer is better riding a new bike than a 44 year old steel bike with a 5 speed freewheel and friction shifters. ...
08-05-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve always had the impression that cable pull...

I’ve always had the impression that cable pull and RD actuation movement, especially of older systems was not consistent from shift to shift/cog to cog.

As far as your older 90’s Campy setup, I...
08-05-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the answer is yes for Tiagra 4700 and...

I believe the answer is yes for Tiagra 4700 and the 11 speed left “shifters”.

Anyone can correct me if I’m wrong.

I believe Shimano made a change to their trim function on the inner chainring....
08-05-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve posted this a number of times that the...

I’ve posted this a number of times that the Tiagra 4700 left double shifter seems to work with a Deore FD (Salsa Fargo Tiagra).

It kind of makes sense since newer road shifters work with GRX. And...
08-04-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By 70sSanO

Kenda Karvs were such a fun tire. Super light,...

Kenda Karvs were such a fun tire. Super light, no flat protection, and would wear by just looking at them, but fun. Almost like a mini Small Block 8.

John
08-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

Look for a Tiagra 4600-2 Left shifter. They are...

Look for a Tiagra 4600-2 Left shifter. They are still available here and there and on eBay. For a flat bar, you are kinda of stuck with an older double shifter.

John

Edit added: Of course you...
08-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By 70sSanO

I use a few Kenda tires. Iím using one on a...

I use a few Kenda tires. Iím using one on a mountain bike, (Nevegal XPro), and a couple of others on around town bikes.

I think different tire mfgís have their niche.

For road use, Kenda...
08-04-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By 70sSanO

You might be able to flip the cog. I know that...

You might be able to flip the cog. I know that the tooth profiles on 90’s Sachs Aris FW’s are directional. Plus the 4 tabs prevent it, unless you grind off one of the tabs.

I’d probably swap...
08-04-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By 70sSanO

With everything else being equal, if you can do a...

With everything else being equal, if you can do a 100 mile descent without turns and steep enough that you might endo, slacker geometry is better. For everything else it doesnít matter.

John
08-04-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! I hadn’t thought that someone would...

Thanks! I hadn’t thought that someone would primarily ride in a 13t/14t, but that would wear it out.

John
08-03-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By 70sSanO

It is a Suntour index drivetrain. The only...

It is a Suntour index drivetrain. The only replacements are co-op or eBay.

All this goes back to sending the RD into the wheel. That in itself can cause more issues that a mysteriously worn 1st...
08-03-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By 70sSanO

While the validity of needed an 11t can be...

While the validity of needed an 11t can be debated, a SRAM 11 speed 11-36 (11-12-13-15-17-19-22-25-28-32-36) cassette solves a problem that a lot of wide range cassettes have, the 3 tooth jump...
08-03-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By 70sSanO

I honestly donít know the difference between a...

I honestly donít know the difference between a 26Ē wheel dirt jumper vs a 26Ē BMX. Maybe wheelbase? Iím not sure either of them are bikes you would ride any distance at speed.

42t chainring on a...
08-02-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By 70sSanO

If you RD went into the rear wheel, there is a...

If you RD went into the rear wheel, there is a chance the RD hanger was bent. That won’t fix a worn cog, but it could be the cause of the skipping; especially if there was no skipping before.

The...
08-02-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By 70sSanO

Sometimes if a chain is too long, shortening it...

Sometimes if a chain is too long, shortening it might help.

A longer bolt might help. The problem with longer bolts is keeping them on the hanger tab.

Some RD’s just have weak b springs. I...
08-02-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are on a limited budget, you need to find...

If you are on a limited budget, you need to find that tweener era. I’m guessing 10-15 years old in as close to hardly ridden condition as you can find. It is too old to have a high demand, but not...
08-02-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 711
Posted By 70sSanO

Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you...

Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you should probably get an idea of what you want to build otherwise you’ll just be throwing parts at it.

You can go to bike co-ops, if they are around,...
08-02-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By 70sSanO

Good point I hadnít thought of. Iíve added a...

Good point I hadnít thought of.

Iíve added a RD hanger extension of a larger 26Ē mtb wheel and even that has given me pause to what might happen in the wrong terrain.

John
08-02-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,603
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! Really good stuff. Not sure if it...

Thanks! Really good stuff.

Not sure if it pertains, but my old Cannondale Criterium went from 36 hole MA40ís to 32 hole TB14ís. Hubs were Superbe Pro to DA 7700.

Although most would say...
08-02-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By 70sSanO

This is the part that gets confusing, especially...

This is the part that gets confusing, especially with flat bar shifters.

For many years Shimano index “rear derailleurs” had a standard ratio for both mtb and road. For 10 speed mtb Shimano went...
08-01-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By 70sSanO

Good job! John

Good job!

John
08-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By 70sSanO

You should measure your chainstay length on both...

You should measure your chainstay length on both bikes. Also, you might be able to fudge the chainline if you think 42-32 is more important than 26-13.

If I were set on running your setup, I’d...
08-01-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By 70sSanO

A tensioner should function like a rear...

A tensioner should function like a rear derailleur cage, but obviously without chain wrap.

I’m guessing a more traditional position is to push down the chain.

John

Edit added. Technically...
07-31-22, 11:56 PM
07-31-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By 70sSanO

Not necessarily. Early 90’s mtb’s had steep...

Not necessarily. Early 90’s mtb’s had steep angles, long stems, and narrow bars. Both of my old mtb’s are running 80mm travel forks. The 970 has a 71* head angle and spec’d for 63mm travel. The T-Max...
07-31-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,443
Posted By 70sSanO

Tim, I agree 100% with this statement. ...

Tim,
I agree 100% with this statement.

Hour world record bike. Notice the aero bars and handlebar height. This is far superior in allowing a more aero body position. Also the smaller rear disk...
07-31-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By 70sSanO

As others have said, your only option is if the...

As others have said, your only option is if the steerer is 1-1/8”. If it is, then you can convert your front brakes to disc and run an inexpensive SR Suntour or maybe a Rockshox.

I still ride a...
07-30-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By 70sSanO

I know my suggestions are low tech, but if you...

I know my suggestions are low tech, but if you have identified a profile at one place on a cog, I might be inclined to “very” slightly file that spot. There are very small thin files available. Or...
07-30-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By 70sSanO

Yeah, Di2. Well if it always happens on 4 and 6,...

Yeah, Di2. Well if it always happens on 4 and 6, you might be able to add .1mm shim on each side. Not sure how that impacts the rest of the indexing. Maybe fudge some away between 2-3-4.
...
07-30-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is only a suggestion… shift to the 21t and...

If it is only a suggestion… shift to the 21t and see if you can use the barrel adjuster to dial it out. If you can and it clicks against the 24t check to see how much tolerance you have going towards...
07-29-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,095
Posted By 70sSanO

What did you buy and why do you think it is...

What did you buy and why do you think it is counterfeit?

John
07-29-22, 07:09 PM
07-29-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By 70sSanO

I am at a loss for words. John

I am at a loss for words.

John
07-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By 70sSanO

What happened to the hidden stem extender in the...

What happened to the hidden stem extender in the video?

John
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably won't help. Most people are sheep. ...

Probably won't help. Most people are sheep.

John
07-29-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By 70sSanO

I've used quill to threadless stem adapters, but...

I've used quill to threadless stem adapters, but not setup as hidden, on a couple of bikes. The adapter/extender was aluminum, but the wedge and the bolt were steel.

They function the same as an...
07-29-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm in the same camp. My personal preference is...

I'm in the same camp. My personal preference is to adjust so there is a skosh, (a highly scientific and technical term), amount of play that disappears, or not perceivable, when the QR skewer is...
07-29-22, 12:24 PM
07-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Posted By 70sSanO

This isnít that tough. First step is to...

This isnít that tough.

First step is to figure out the weight of the bike, rack, and accessories. This will help your peace of mind when using anchors that are rated at 50lbs each are used to...
07-29-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 40,443
Posted By 70sSanO

I really think Tim was hoping to add signatures...

I really think Tim was hoping to add signatures to his petition for UCI to test bikes. So far there is one signature.

John
07-28-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By 70sSanO

Food for thought… Shimano changed the road...

Food for thought…

Shimano changed the road FD cable pull for 2x setups. I believe it will work with a mtb FD. There was a Salsa Fargo model, a couple years back, that was running a factory setup...
07-28-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By 70sSanO

You could probably find the 1-1/8” quill to...

You could probably find the 1-1/8” quill to threadless adapter without having to go to China. They are pretty common.

If the threadless steerer ID is the same as a threaded ID, then there would be...
07-28-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,823
Posted By 70sSanO

The only thing that has changed is the...

The only thing that has changed is the terminology. The word consumables most likely originated from warranties and just became everyday jargon. It used to be that the same things just wore out.
...
07-28-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By 70sSanO

A 68mm shell width is odd for a mtb. I think you...

A 68mm shell width is odd for a mtb. I think you need to first look at the chainline with the crank too close to the chainstay. If moving it out a mm or two will keep things close to centered then...
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