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09-26-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By 70sSanO

Ebay John

Ebay

John
09-26-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,032
Posted By 70sSanO

If you just want to make it look like a low...

If you just want to make it look like a low budget ugly bike, just buy some rattle cans and paint it fully assembled. And donít use masking tape.

Pick a color, or two, you really like and use...
09-26-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

I mis-read Sora 3X to represent a model number...

I mis-read Sora 3X to represent a model number not a triple FD.

Yes any Sora triple FD should work with a 9 or even an 8 speed Shimano triple STI shifter. It shouldn’t matter if it is 8 or 9 FD...
09-25-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

Since Shimano never made a Sora 3X model, an...

Since Shimano never made a Sora 3X model, an FD-R3000 is not the next generation.

Shimano went from 3300 to 3400 to 3500 to R3000. The FD-R3000 double is not compatible with any 7, 8, 9, or...
09-24-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By 70sSanO

Since it doesn’t appear to matter, just sell the...

Since it doesn’t appear to matter, just sell the one that you can get the most money.

John
09-24-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By 70sSanO

Others will chime in with Campy specific options....

Others will chime in with Campy specific options.

The most important aspect is whether you are making the change for the present or future. Many people chase lower gears with a few teeth here and...
09-23-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think you talking to your doc and...

I would think you talking to your doc and physical therapist would be more important.

If you have, hopefully they’ve given you a timeline and exercises. If nothing else they can determine the...
09-23-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 186
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no clue about a washer behind the...

I have no clue about a washer behind the freewheel or if it even plays a part in any of this, but I found this thread on your brand of e-bike...
...
09-22-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably a major consideration is component...

Probably a major consideration is component condition and your ability. The Specialized should have 10 speed Dura Ace 7900. If the components are in great shape and the gearing works for you, (you...
09-21-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

The solution is simple. 3D print replacement...

The solution is simple. 3D print replacement hoods for 90’s STI shifters and you’ll get a ton of support.

I think the proof is going beyond the talking.

John
09-21-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,971
Posted By 70sSanO

Yep, doesn't even have to be cheap. Ground a...

Yep, doesn't even have to be cheap. Ground a Craftsman spark plug socket to get a plug out.

John
09-21-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,131
Posted By 70sSanO

In light of the actual measurement of a micron,...

In light of the actual measurement of a micron, yes I agree the OP can certainly remove a “few” of them from anywhere on a rim.

John
09-20-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,711
Posted By 70sSanO

Same back to you. I have learned a lot about e...

Same back to you. I have learned a lot about e and e-assist bikes.

John
09-20-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,711
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! John

Thanks!

John
09-20-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By 70sSanO

Bikes sizes are traditionally measured “from” the...

Bikes sizes are traditionally measured “from” the center of the bottom bracket. The “where” has differed from center of top tube or top of top tube; with some using top of seat tube.

I use the top...
09-20-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By 70sSanO

Here’s my take. I did a quick look at your hybrid...

Here’s my take. I did a quick look at your hybrid city bike. The basic geometry is not that far off from a 10-12 year old 29er, except the chainstays are probably too long. I’m not saying it is...
09-20-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,711
Posted By 70sSanO

Just so I understand. When someone stops...

Just so I understand.

When someone stops pedaling an e-assist bike the assist stops at the same time?

It is not like a hand crank generator with a power bank that provides power after the...
09-20-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By 70sSanO

Good quality cup/cone quill pedals can last a...

Good quality cup/cone quill pedals can last a long time. But they are just like hubs in that they need to be maintained and properly adjusted.

The typical MKS road model is the Sylvan. Cup/cone...
09-19-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm not in the business, and you're in Italy and...

I'm not in the business, and you're in Italy and I'm in Southern California, but there is a local bike garage, not a co-op, that seems to be the perfect setup. It is called Orange County Bike...
09-19-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By 70sSanO

[QUOTE=brsboarder;22651949]Trying to figure out...

[QUOTE=brsboarder;22651949]Trying to figure out what its worth, its advertised as a 2017 vs 2018 Trek Madone 56cm.[QUOTE]

The issue(s) with that bike, beyond the funky cable routing and condition,...
09-19-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,842
Posted By 70sSanO

If you find that the shifting is not as good with...

If you find that the shifting is not as good with the threaded UG track cog, it is “possible” to run a normal 17t HG cog on a UG/HG freehub body that is theaded to the edge.

The caveat is that you...
09-19-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By 70sSanO

Not to argue, but if the seller can convince an...

Not to argue, but if the seller can convince an unsuspecting buyer the bike is a 2017 or 2018 instead of a 2013, the seller can get more for it.

It is not uncommon to see a seller exaggerated the...
09-19-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe a bit OT, but the best inexpensive Shimano...

Maybe a bit OT, but the best inexpensive Shimano friction lever, in my experience, is/was the SL-L422.

They are spring loaded, with a micro ratchet ring, that can be removed if desired.

The...
09-18-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By 70sSanO

The rule of thumb I’ve used is to run oil through...

The rule of thumb I’ve used is to run oil through the freewheel body until it quiets down.

That said, there’s no hub bearings in a freewheel so there is no effect on pedaling whatsoever. As long...
09-18-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,842
Posted By 70sSanO

Good for you. Were you able to find a...

Good for you.

Were you able to find a threaded 17t cog for the first position, or just run a splined UG cog with a HG lockring?

John
09-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By 70sSanO

I agree that a 12t 5 speed freewheel would be...

I agree that a 12t 5 speed freewheel would be rare, or even non-existent.

Iím not even sure about 12t 6 speed freewheel although Sachs might have made one since the 1st position cog threads onto...
09-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By 70sSanO

As others have said there is too much going on to...

As others have said there is too much going on to know the exact cause, other than the Trek dealer's response; which may or may not have analyzed the situation.

If I understand the latest...
09-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By 70sSanO

My blind guess of the 2 squares with ears might...

My blind guess of the 2 squares with ears might be downtube shifter stops.

John
09-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By 70sSanO

Quick is really in the eye of the beholder. If...

Quick is really in the eye of the beholder. If you have nothing then being able to get some information might be quick.

Shimano docs has an archive section that provides a lot of what you want....
09-17-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By 70sSanO

The skipping has been addressed by others. I...

The skipping has been addressed by others. I would think the new freewheel will address that, along with a new chain.

As for the gearing, I’m pretty sure the OP has a true 10 speed bike, as in a 5...
09-17-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By 70sSanO

I imagine the “girl’s bike” stigma may one day...

I imagine the “girl’s bike” stigma may one day evolve into the “old man’s bike” stigma.

Regardless, you just need to find a comfortable bike that you are able to shift. If you can rent a bike for...
09-17-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,174
Posted By 70sSanO

Well… probably not. Although I do like the...

Well… probably not.

Although I do like the shallower drop of the 64’s, I imagine modern bars would be more of an improvement. I’m anticipating that my back will weigh in on future considerations....
09-16-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,174
Posted By 70sSanO

Funny, my Ortho only recommends Cinelli 64-40. ...

Funny, my Ortho only recommends Cinelli 64-40.

John
09-16-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,470
Posted By 70sSanO

I was under the impression that there would be no...

I was under the impression that there would be no compare and contrast essay questions on BF tests.

John
09-16-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,174
Posted By 70sSanO

If your ortho says a flat type of handlebar,...

If your ortho says a flat type of handlebar, palms down, will be okay for your wrists, you might want to look into trekking bar options.

Since you are looking to get back on the road, at some...
09-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,174
Posted By 70sSanO

If I might ask, what is a neutral position? ...

If I might ask, what is a neutral position?

John
09-16-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By 70sSanO

The pics of your 2001 Mongoose shows that is it...

The pics of your 2001 Mongoose shows that is it equipped with twist shifters. By handlebar shifters, I'm guessing they are trigger shifters.

I understand the arthritic issue and I use a vintage...
09-16-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm not familiar with the Nexus service...

I'm not familiar with the Nexus service intervals. But your balancing act will be your hub service intervals. Based on the experience here, 1% or 1/8" is probably a good starting point.
...
09-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By 70sSanO

Only caveat in the gear ratios is whether the...

Only caveat in the gear ratios is whether the freehub body is 7 speed or 8-10 speed.

If it is a 7 speed you'll need to run 8 of 9 cogs with 9 speed shifters, or 9 out of 10 cogs with 10 speed...
09-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are thinking of taking your Sirrus back,...

If you are thinking of taking your Sirrus back, you need really need to look at the gearing of your current bike and any replacement.

This is a nice gear inch/speed calculator that will give you...
09-14-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By 70sSanO

That Microshift 8 speed 12-42...

That Microshift 8 speed 12-42 (12-15-18-21-24-28-34-42) has pretty brutal gapping.

That 12-15 gap is a 25% increase at the top end. Even the 34-42 is less of a jump.

Most 9 or 10 speed wide...
09-14-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,168
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím not the century police, but Iíd say thatís a...

Iím not the century police, but Iíd say thatís a century.

Another aspect of riding is destination riding. Some of the best rides are just picking a place to ride and going there. That shouldnít...
09-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,168
Posted By 70sSanO

It really comes down to the spirit of riding a...

It really comes down to the spirit of riding a century. Someone who rides an unsupported 50 mile loop that starts and ends at home, eats lunch and goes out and rides it again should constitute a...
09-13-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By 70sSanO

Some of it depends on how much tire clearance...

Some of it depends on how much tire clearance your 2012 has. I saw a spec that it came with 25ís, but Iím guessing you might fit 28mm or 30mm.

This doesnít directly impact the spokes, but at your...
09-13-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By 70sSanO

The geometry is really in what and how you ride....

The geometry is really in what and how you ride. 10 years ago 29ers were still around 70* head angle. The modern mid-60* head angle gives you more speed and an in the bike feel than a steeper on the...
09-13-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 7,711
Posted By 70sSanO

Apart from kids out having fun, from what I have...

Apart from kids out having fun, from what I have casually seen, the vast majority of adults on e-bikes don’t “appear” to be using them to reduce climbing fatigue and recovery to ride further....
09-12-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are running a 6 speed 14-30, Iím guessing...

If you are running a 6 speed 14-30, Iím guessing it is a freewheel.

If it is still original, Iím guessing it has friction shifters.

When I converted my wifeís Ď86 Univega road bike to a flat...
09-12-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 799
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you have the bike and you know where you...

Since you have the bike and you know where you are going to commute, ride it with the current tires and get a feel for comfort vs speed.

You will need to balance whatever you get with the need to...
09-11-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By 70sSanO

Getting credited for the Verve basically let you...

Getting credited for the Verve basically let you try it out.

Just ride the Roscoe and have fun with it.

John

Edit added: Suntour does make some air shocks that are decent without breaking...
09-11-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By 70sSanO

So they credited the Verve 3 towards the Roscoe...

So they credited the Verve 3 towards the Roscoe 6?

If you are riding more mtb trails, you did fine.

I can hit 15mph on my 26” mtb with a 34-13. Your 28-11 with 27.5 is probably close to that....
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