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Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,976
Posted By bmalmquist

The OP is that person who has those open ended,...

The OP is that person who has those open ended, bent pipes protruding from the front of their bike. Helmet and matching kit seem like they should have been the least of the group's liability concerns.
05-19-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,871
Posted By bmalmquist

Sounds like your BB shell may be too wide for the...

Sounds like your BB shell may be too wide for the BB you have. There is an internal edge to the NDS cup that should abut the BB cartridge assembly. This exists whether or not the NDS cup has an...
05-19-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By bmalmquist

Good to hear. There are tools to measure chain,...

Good to hear. There are tools to measure chain, chainring, and cassette/freewheel wear.

As you just learned, visual inspection of these components is not an accurate way of assessing wear. I find...
05-17-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,611
Posted By bmalmquist

Analogies

I have followed this thread since it started, but did not chime in because it seemed like the OP was asking for validation to do something ill-advised. I honestly hope the OP's fever broke moments...
05-11-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By bmalmquist

This is called chainline and is basically as you...

This is called chainline and is basically as you described it. It is an important factor in wear on a chain, shifting quality, and - in extreme scenarios - whether the chain can physically reach all...
05-10-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By bmalmquist

If you did, in fact, get an entirely new wheel,...

If you did, in fact, get an entirely new wheel, chain, cassette, chainring(s), and rear derailleur, that is everything the chain touches. You should not have to remove the freehub from the wheel of a...
01-17-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By bmalmquist

I ride with the pontoons and I won't say it fixed...

I ride with the pontoons and I won't say it fixed the problem. It did make it better with some amount of finagling. Unless it's a very serious issue, it's honestly not worth the hassle of going to...
01-17-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By bmalmquist

A hex tool should have been supplied with the BB....

A hex tool should have been supplied with the BB. If you don't have one, try a lockring wrench. If you're careful, it will pull the cups off just fine.

I'm guessing you have the version before...
01-14-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By bmalmquist

As usual, it seems HillRider has the proper...

As usual, it seems HillRider has the proper response. Pick up an updated version. Spend the money on a Pedros or Park and you'll have it a lifetime.
01-14-09, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bmalmquist

Righto. Doubles should fit the 68mm bottom...

Righto. Doubles should fit the 68mm bottom bracket without any spacers. Just as a double check, after crank installation, feel for lateral slop in the system. If none is felt, you're good to ride.
01-14-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bmalmquist

If it's a triple then, yes, you do need it. ...

If it's a triple then, yes, you do need it. There is a thick washer on the drive side and a thinner on the non-drive side. These can be flipped for chainline, but they cannot be removed lest you...
11-26-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By bmalmquist

As said, the H2 can be laced any which way and...

As said, the H2 can be laced any which way and will be covered. I run a Delta Axelrod up front. and the rear is a bolt on type hub. I can take a pic if you want to get some idea of the overall...
11-26-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By bmalmquist

They are road hubs. H2 up front and a custom,...

They are road hubs. H2 up front and a custom, one-off 120mm fixed/free ENO on the rear. 97g front hub, 252g rear hub. The hubs are probably my favorite for quality. The only downside is that they are...
11-26-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By bmalmquist

I have IRD Cadence Niobiums laced to 28 hole...

I have IRD Cadence Niobiums laced to 28 hole custom White Industries hubs. Front radial, rear radial and 2x. Michelin Pro3 Races (like andre says) with Michelin SL tubes. Haven't had to true them...
05-27-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By bmalmquist

Perhaps your rear wheel is a newer nine speed...

Perhaps your rear wheel is a newer nine speed compatible. Check your old cassette to see if you removed a spacer in addition to the cassette. If so, put the spacer on before the SRAM 850 and you...
05-03-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,048
Posted By bmalmquist

It's a very good rim for a cyclocrosser or a...

It's a very good rim for a cyclocrosser or a commuter. For a competition road bike, the thing is a bit too heavy. I ran a set of these laced to Deore hubs for years on my commuter. Now I have a...
04-10-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By bmalmquist

Leave it open. If you have to cover it, use a...

Leave it open. If you have to cover it, use a dab of hot glue as well, or use a dab of expanding foam. Make sure the BB is not installed when you do this though!
04-10-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By bmalmquist

Yes and no. In three years, most pedals will...

Yes and no. In three years, most pedals will show some wear, but they should still engage fine. Springs do wear out over time, just not that fast generally.

As far as replacement goes: I don't...
04-10-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By bmalmquist

Yeah, we (and all other shops I know) sell DT...

Yeah, we (and all other shops I know) sell DT Champions for 1.00/spoke and they just go up a dime from there depending on quality. The only way someone gets a discount is if they're a great customer...
04-10-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By bmalmquist

Indeed. I have one tacked on with hot glue. ...

Indeed. I have one tacked on with hot glue. It's stuck for about 500 miles just fine and, when I need to remove it, it peels off without adverse affect.
03-26-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,907
Posted By bmalmquist

I've used the Guistaforza and it felt very nice...

I've used the Guistaforza and it felt very nice and had positive feedback.

I own the Syntace and love it. It's easy to use, easy to set, has good feedback, and Syntace calibrates it annually.
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Forum: Commuting
03-24-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,554
Posted By bmalmquist

+1 on the Big Buzz having bad spokes. I'm a Big...

+1 on the Big Buzz having bad spokes. I'm a Big Buzz rider and an REI mechanic. On most (not all) the Big Buzz's, the spokes were cheap, improperly tensioned, or both. At our shop, we tried to...
03-20-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By bmalmquist

I assume you're talking about shift cable. ...

I assume you're talking about shift cable. Definitely won't get a good fit. The Campy ends are very slightly smaller than Shimano. Spend the extra $6 and buy the things that'll work.
03-08-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmalmquist

Take this advice. Then buy a new bb/crankset.

Take this advice. Then buy a new bb/crankset.
03-06-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,527
Posted By bmalmquist

My buddy has a Cannondale R series that only has...

My buddy has a Cannondale R series that only has a hole on the non-drive side. The other one may be hidden under the derailleur hanger, but I haven't looked. Either way, only one is useable.
03-05-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By bmalmquist

Awesome deal for a 1 year old NOS bike. Not that...

Awesome deal for a 1 year old NOS bike. Not that good of a deal if it's a 1 year old beaten-to-death bike.
03-05-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By bmalmquist

The biggest jump in price comes from the fact...

The biggest jump in price comes from the fact that the F3 (Caffeine) frame is handmade in the USA whereas the F4-F7 (CO2) frame is made in Taiwan.

There are obviously a few component changes, but...
03-05-08, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By bmalmquist

Looks like chain may be a link too short, but...

Looks like chain may be a link too short, but (through the fuzziness of the pic) the derailleur looks fine to me.
03-05-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By bmalmquist

Agreed. However, you may be able to find a shop...

Agreed. However, you may be able to find a shop with a Wilderness Trail Bikes test ride kit (with all their saddles available to test) and at least narrow your search down by shape, length, width,...
03-05-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By bmalmquist

+1 If you need a chainkeeper, it's less than...

+1

If you need a chainkeeper, it's less than 10$. If you file teeth down, you're out time and about 8$ for a 1x9 conversion.
03-05-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By bmalmquist

It's as stated in the caption. It's a Dual...

It's as stated in the caption. It's a Dual Control lever with no thumb paddles. Think of a road brifter mounted sideways.

Shifting is integrated into the lever so that moving the lever down...
02-28-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,148
Posted By bmalmquist

If you dig normal Keen shoes. These are a bit...

If you dig normal Keen shoes. These are a bit more rigid than standard Keens, but look and feel almost the same. http://thegearjunkie.com/images/827.jpg
02-28-08, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By bmalmquist

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . for...

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . for your sake, I certainly hope not.
02-28-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By bmalmquist

I've used QR on 2 fixies. On my mountain...

I've used QR on 2 fixies. On my mountain fixed/free, I use a QR hub with Delta Axle Rods. The best of both worlds there.
02-28-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,581
Posted By bmalmquist

Again, I've done it as a quasi joke and it...

Again, I've done it as a quasi joke and it worked. If I remember it today, I'll put one on and give it a good once over. I'll also see if a Townie fits on my rollers.
02-27-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By bmalmquist

Indeed. I was thinking of 700c forks. Then I...

Indeed. I was thinking of 700c forks. Then I realized I didn't read your initial post . . .
02-27-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By bmalmquist

+2 It's a hinged 31.8 clamp that should...

+2

It's a hinged 31.8 clamp that should fit nicely over the grips and not do any damage. Running this to a ft brake allows you to have a connected system. When you get to the track, just hit...
02-27-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By bmalmquist

The beauty of that bike redeems the crappiness of...

The beauty of that bike redeems the crappiness of that pic.
02-27-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By bmalmquist

Tange makes one. I think Dimension does as well....

Tange makes one. I think Dimension does as well. They will have canti mounts and a disc tab.
02-27-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By bmalmquist

Truvativ also makes a PowerSpline bb. It's the...

Truvativ also makes a PowerSpline bb. It's the diameter of a sq. tp., but splined. It's OEM and it sucks. Some of their lower end cranksets used this in some instances (Blaze, 5D, ISOflow)
02-26-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,581
Posted By bmalmquist

Hmmm. Good point. I'd probably fab a cup to...

Hmmm. Good point. I'd probably fab a cup to hold that Nexus mech, but it might just not be worth it. FWIW, the Nexus mech is some pretty heavy metal and the force from the trainer would be pushing...
02-26-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By bmalmquist

May be different BCD (doubtful on a less...

May be different BCD (doubtful on a less expensive "track" crank like that), but more importantly, the crankarm lengths are probably different. You may have to consider the BB spindle to make sure...
02-25-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bmalmquist

Please tell me you're joking . . .

Please tell me you're joking . . .
02-25-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By bmalmquist

As far as rearward facing QR levers go, I like...

As far as rearward facing QR levers go, I like 'em because they make you look like you're going really fast. I've heard an argument against rear facing QRs in that, if riding in a tight group, ones...
02-25-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,581
Posted By bmalmquist

Why wouldn't it work? I put up an Electra Townie...

Why wouldn't it work? I put up an Electra Townie 3 on a Cycleops Fluid2. That was at work and I only rode it for 2 minutes as a joke, but it attached and iirc, it shifted fine.
02-25-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bmalmquist

Or nipple.

Or nipple.
02-25-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,477
Posted By bmalmquist

Pedros. They're double sided (one like a Park...

Pedros. They're double sided (one like a Park standard for quick use, the other that holds all corners for extra security). Comfortable to use, versatile, inexpensive, life time warranty.
02-20-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By bmalmquist

You mean plastic?

You mean plastic?
02-14-08, 05:52 PM
02-14-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By bmalmquist

^ That actually is a pretty good explanation. ...

^ That actually is a pretty good explanation. Maybe, if it's really hot and you're using a thinner lube, it could be viscosity differences?
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