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10-05-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By 70sSanO

Your 2300 shifters are compatible with…. -...

Your 2300 shifters are compatible with….

- any Shimano compatible 8 speed cassette.
- any Shimano SIS 6 speed to 10 speed (except 74XX and 4700) road rear derailleur.
- any Shimano SIS 6 speed...
10-05-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By 70sSanO

Just wondering 8 cogs from an 8 speed cassette,...

Just wondering 8 cogs from an 8 speed cassette, which is more likely, or 8 from a 9 speed cassette?

Your Sora RD will work as it has the older 1.7:1 actuation ratio.

John
10-05-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve mixed-n-matched Shimano compatible...

I’ve mixed-n-matched Shimano compatible cassettes, chains, and even individual cogs from different mfg’s without any problems. FWIW KMC X chains replaced Z chains and shift better.

Shimano SIS...
10-04-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm hoping I'm not included in that group. ...

I'm hoping I'm not included in that group.

John
10-04-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 872
Posted By 70sSanO

I'd probably be a little concerned that the next...

I'd probably be a little concerned that the next thing yelled from the group was going to be "Bike Down".

John
10-04-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By 70sSanO

I've got one... ...

I've got one...

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This is what it looked like when I built it in...
10-04-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

Sorry I didn't explain myself. It is a...

Sorry I didn't explain myself. It is a theoretical bike, not an actual bike.

No one would look at fewer spokes on a touring bike to reduce drag a nearly immeasurable amount while there is...
10-04-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the OP has mistakenly put too much...

I believe the OP has mistakenly put too much emphasis on drivetrain friction and optimum working chainline. Modern bushingless chains are much more flexible.

There is some merit of running fewer...
10-04-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By 70sSanO

Returning the trike while you can is a smart...

Returning the trike while you can is a smart move.

You should consult the Michigan laws concerning any motorized device, (bicycle, scooter, etc.), and where they can be operated before making the...
10-03-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

I think at this point you have kind of pushed...

I think at this point you have kind of pushed this a bit too far.

You started out with a triple crank and 2 cogs, but having to stop to move the chain was a problem.

Everyone ran around with...
10-03-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a number of BF threads on this. I...

There are a number of BF threads on this. I believe it is thread locker, maybe Loctite yellow. Whether you use as is, remove it and use Locktite blue or purple, or remove it and use grease is up to...
10-02-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

I agree that Gevenalle are an improvement. What...

I agree that Gevenalle are an improvement. What has stopped me has been the price of couple mounts on Tektro levers.

If I could buy just the mounts for $75, Iíd probably give them a try. I like...
10-01-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By 70sSanO

I didn’t see sidewalls in the OP. No chance that...

I didn’t see sidewalls in the OP. No chance that she’ll be able to run a gas powered trike on a sidewalk.

John
10-01-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 753
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately if you haven’t ridden on busy roads...

Unfortunately if you haven’t ridden on busy roads before you should return the trike if you can.

The first thing to do is rent a tricycle and take it on the road. If you have a fear of riding in...
10-01-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím not sure youíll get much better than a 10%...

Iím not sure youíll get much better than a 10% variance with a wrist monitor. A couple years ago my kids pooled together and got me an Apple Watch. Iíve read it is between 5% and 10% accuracy, or...
10-01-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

While this is getting OT from the OPís question. ...

While this is getting OT from the OPís question. I ride a 3x8 with a 14-36 cassette. It is really more of a 2x7, with the inner ring or 36t cog available.

I ran downtube Retrofriction until 2015...
10-01-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

Nope. No slippery slope for me. My point was...

Nope. No slippery slope for me.

My point was if you can bury a freehub body by setting it deeper in the hub you can reduce the OLD a bit, or at least reduce the DS hub to lock nut distance for...
10-01-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 763
Posted By 70sSanO

The idea of a 6 speed Uniglide hub is good. I’d...

The idea of a 6 speed Uniglide hub is good. I’d go a bit farther and find a 7 speed Uniglide/Hyperglide freehub body with a thin flange and mount it to a deep flange hub. I’ve done this with a...
10-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

Years down the road someone will stumble on this...

Years down the road someone will stumble on this thread and say, “How stupid. Nobody steals bikes that you have to pedal.”

John
09-30-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By 70sSanO

I wonder if someone painted their bike to look...

I wonder if someone painted their bike to look like a rusty beater the city wouldn’t take it.

John
09-29-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By 70sSanO

Even if he wants to tool around at 20mg with a...

Even if he wants to tool around at 20mg with a cadence in the 60’s, it doesn’t matter. 4:1 was a common top ratio for a lot of years for non-racers.

I think early XTR was 48-38-28 with a 12-28/32....
09-29-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By 70sSanO

JohnDThompson provided that info on the grooves...

JohnDThompson provided that info on the grooves and the pics.

Since I referenced John, hopefully he will respond.

John
09-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

You can always set it up as a flat bar and then...

You can always set it up as a flat bar and then convert it back to drops. It isn’t that tough.

Basically a stem and flat handlebar and whatever gets mounted on the bar. You can get cantilever...
09-29-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve done road bike conversions to flat bar and...

I’ve done road bike conversions to flat bar and they are sportier to ride. Extra leverage seems to make steering feel quicker but still stable. Not sure if I’d be happy as my only bike, but I find...
09-29-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By 70sSanO

You can use an 8 speed chain with a 12 speed...

You can use an 8 speed chain with a 12 speed spec’d, well technically it is one speed, chainring.

I have not measured the inner width of different speed chains but it is really the inner width you...
09-28-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

This does explain a lot. Iíve worked with...

This does explain a lot.

Iíve worked with engineers for many years and have a similar tendencies.

I donít think Iíd deface a bike, but part of the logic behind this is doing something no one...
09-28-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By 70sSanO

A 44/11 is a 4:1 ratio. Even entry level 80ís...

A 44/11 is a 4:1 ratio. Even entry level 80ís road bikes ran 52/13. Not much of a feat to spin them to 30mph.

John
09-28-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By 70sSanO

There seems to be a number of them on Google,...

There seems to be a number of them on Google, including REI. Maybe I’m missing something.

John
09-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By 70sSanO

You realize that he may have not made the frame....

You realize that he may have not made the frame. It would not surprise me if due to health reasons someone else made it.

It is quite common in the surfboard industry to have ghost shapers....
09-27-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

I think ďtheyĒ is a non-binary pronoun that...

I think ďtheyĒ is a non-binary pronoun that refers to a person, place, or thing.

John
09-27-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately the name may have changed but the...

Unfortunately the name may have changed but the trolls are the sameÖ

What is the Best Way to Carry Bolt Cutters on Someone Elseís Bike?

John
09-27-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

Canít beat a duct tape wrapped saddle. ...

Canít beat a duct tape wrapped saddle.

Mis-matched front wheel screams that the original was stolen but the bike was left.

John
09-27-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By 70sSanO

I think this speaks volumes. I would not leave a...

I think this speaks volumes. I would not leave a bike I did not want to lose unattended, even locked. Years ago, I had no problem removing the front wheel and using a U-lock to keep my bike safe;...
09-26-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,353
Posted By 70sSanO

Ebay John

Ebay

John
09-26-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
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: 31
Views: 795
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: 31
Views: 795
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: 707
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: 32
Views: 640
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: 16
Views: 523
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: 193
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: 707
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: 285
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: 1,987
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: 151
Views: 10,359
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: 395
Views: 9,580
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: 395
Views: 9,580
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! John

Thanks!

John
09-20-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
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: 15
Views: 418
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: 395
Views: 9,580
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...
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