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07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By SalsaShark

Used to fill farm implement tires with a calcium...

Used to fill farm implement tires with a calcium chloride slurry back when I worked in a tire shop. This added weight for traction and prevented the fluid from freezing in the cold, as pure water...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,190
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
06-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,190
Posted By SalsaShark

Only thing that triggers me is an E-Bike. If I...

Only thing that triggers me is an E-Bike. If I see an E-Bike I have to drop it. Maybe keep the racing kit, but start riding an E-Bike?
06-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By SalsaShark

It is probably your knees. Try taking some fish...

It is probably your knees.
Try taking some fish oil.
06-17-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By SalsaShark

Should be able to get a grip on it with a vice...

Should be able to get a grip on it with a vice grip pliers. Once removed, replace it with a standard QR skewer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By SalsaShark

If you have problems in the future, perhaps your...

If you have problems in the future, perhaps your crown race was not fully seated and is getting pounded into place slowly by simply riding your bike. If everything else is adjusted properly, this is...
05-17-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By SalsaShark

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel fin

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel

fin
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,853
Posted By SalsaShark

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. ...

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. Might need to try out a Berthoud!
04-12-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By SalsaShark

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof...

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof in my experience. I use them on all but one of my bikes, and have only had to replace the BB on my 520. I think i got over 10,000 miles of all weather...
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-05-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear...

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear down into the gap between rollers with only a bit of pressure, it is time to install a new chain. If the .75% drops in with gravity alone, it might be...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,186
Posted By SalsaShark

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and...

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and you said you replaced the stem. Did you properly adjust the bearing preload in the headset before tightening the new stem mounting bolts onto the...
03-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,977
Posted By SalsaShark

The bottom

The bottom
03-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By SalsaShark

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an...

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an ebike. If you are doing 300 miles a day for
for recreation, i suggest ditching the ebike and enjoy riding a normal bike. You will travel less miles, wear...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,095
Posted By SalsaShark

Soma still makes the Pescadero and Grand...

Soma still makes the Pescadero and Grand Randonneur framesets.
Maybe check out the New Albion Privateer
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,095
Posted By SalsaShark

You might be able to find a Trek Canti 520...

You might be able to find a Trek Canti 520 frameset. I don't see it in the website now, but i know they were still available pretty recently. Might be worth checking with a dealer.
03-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,144
Posted By SalsaShark

64f

64f
03-09-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By SalsaShark

Sounds like you pulled or tore a muscle maybe? ...

Sounds like you pulled or tore a muscle maybe?
Perhaps climb a different hill....
03-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,941
Posted By SalsaShark

If i dont keep my electrolyte and salt level up...

If i dont keep my electrolyte and salt level up during and after a long, sweaty ride, i will feel sick to my stomach and have similar problems. I have super salty sweat and lose tons of salt and...
03-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By SalsaShark

Are they steel or aluminum?

Are they steel or aluminum?
02-24-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By SalsaShark

+1 more for Velo Orange fenders if you want...

+1 more for Velo Orange fenders if you want something that functions nicely. Once initially installed, these could be removed and re-installed in a few minutes on a work stand....
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
02-20-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By SalsaShark

If Mad Honk passes, let me know! :thumb:

If Mad Honk passes, let me know! :thumb:
02-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By SalsaShark

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under...

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under the work stand. It is also nice to catch any dirt/mud or salt (winter) you knock off the bike during cleaning - it can be folded in on itself and taken...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,250
Posted By SalsaShark

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet...

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet deep and sits there for 4 months or so. It has not been above 10F for a couple weeks in my neck of the woods. Looks like we might get a break from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,087
Posted By SalsaShark

Might be able to find a NOS All-City Mr Pink...

Might be able to find a NOS All-City Mr Pink frameset, if you are lucky. The latest version of the classic closed out around $700 or so for the frameset if i remember correctly.
02-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By SalsaShark

Getting the most out of your chemical warmers

We've had a pretty good stretch of sub-zero weather in my neck of the woods. Along with the wind picking up, i have had to bust out the chemical warmers to suppliment my mittens on my commutes. ...
02-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By SalsaShark

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a...

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a rafter. Should work with that hole in the joist, but might need to slightly modify the top to fit through the joist. They come in different widths so...
02-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,299
Posted By SalsaShark

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a...

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a couple years back. Hi-ten frame, stem shifters, steel-rim 27" wheels, turkey levers, etc....
Ended up being a pretty fun bike when it was all said and...
01-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By SalsaShark

One other thing to check is that the pad is not...

One other thing to check is that the pad is not contacting the tire when the brake is applied. Tires often have irregularities which can put the sidewall in a position to rub the brake pad or...
01-23-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,618
Posted By SalsaShark

A couple years ago we had an extended bout of sub...

A couple years ago we had an extended bout of sub zero temps for about a week without getting above zero for high temps. It bottomed out just under -30F, (and something stupid like -50 or -60F...
01-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By SalsaShark

My install had the same problem as yours, where...

My install had the same problem as yours, where the screw was too far off to the side of the seat tube to do any good. Rather tham scratch up the paint on the tube with no added benefits, i simply...
01-19-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By SalsaShark

I installed my GRX FD without that stabilizing...

I installed my GRX FD without that stabilizing screw or plate - still shifts perfect 2 years later with no additional adjustments since initial setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By SalsaShark

Well, if your top cap was only on finger tight,...

Well, if your top cap was only on finger tight, it probably rattled loose from riding and fell off when the bike was turned and tilted while lifting it up at some point. I imagine your headset is...
12-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By SalsaShark

Also....for those of you who have issues...

Also....for those of you who have issues breathing the cold air comfortably, you may be able to overcome this.
I used to have the same issue, where i would try to keep my mouth covered while...
12-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,215
Posted By SalsaShark

Above freezing - nothing on the face other than...

Above freezing - nothing on the face other than normal riding glasses to keep the chilly winds out of my eyes.
0F - 32 - Fleece neck gaiter that can be pulled up over the chin, mouth, or nose as...
12-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,664
Posted By SalsaShark

Left or track stand.....although track stands...

Left or track stand.....although track stands tend to confuse drivers at all-way stop sign intersections.
12-25-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By SalsaShark

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride
12-25-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,029
Posted By SalsaShark

Use some citrus pumice cleaner first to loosen...

Use some citrus pumice cleaner first to loosen the dirt and grime (orange goop, Gojo, etc...) followed by Dawn dish soap to get rid of the citrus residue, color and smell. Proceed to rinse as...
12-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By SalsaShark

I have used a loose cassette cog modified to the...

I have used a loose cassette cog modified to the correct spacer width installed behind the cassette before - worked just fine. I see no issues if everything tightened down properly and you have...
12-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,903
Posted By SalsaShark

I am much stronger turning down, than i am...

I am much stronger turning down, than i am turning up.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,592
Posted By SalsaShark

Bag balm and hydrocortisone after shower before...

Bag balm and hydrocortisone after shower before bed. Clean area with isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide a few times daily and air out once in a while. Tiny bit of bag balm on area before...
12-01-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SalsaShark

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with...

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with about 295mm (295.6 NDS, 294.7 DS).
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