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10-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 890
Posted By TiHabanero

Who cares? Just go ride and leave it all behind.

Who cares? Just go ride and leave it all behind.
10-09-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,623
Posted By TiHabanero

Who cares??

Who cares??
10-08-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,350
Posted By TiHabanero

"If you properly maintain your drivetrain, unlike...

"If you properly maintain your drivetrain, unlike the OP, you can get 10,000 miles out of a chain, over 30,000 miles from a cassette"

Are you really getting that kind of mileage from chains and...
10-03-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By TiHabanero

If the perfectly dished wheel is closer to the...

If the perfectly dished wheel is closer to the drive side then dish the wheel. If the pulls to the non-drive side then tweak the frame.
09-25-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By TiHabanero

For sure my preference is Campagnolo. 3 years ago...

For sure my preference is Campagnolo. 3 years ago I installed, for the first time on my own bike, indexed shifting. Since 1982 I have worked as a mechanic, sales person and manager in bike shops and...
09-22-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By TiHabanero

We do this operation at the shop almost daily...

We do this operation at the shop almost daily during the spring and summer.
09-21-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By TiHabanero

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his...

A guy I worked with got in a wreck with his Aerospoke wheels and broke out a spoke on the front wheel. Rode it for years like that, and I suspect still is. Aerospoke wheels are tougher than nails....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, 1-2 degrees of slop is there depending upon...

Yes, 1-2 degrees of slop is there depending upon the tubes and lugs being used.
09-17-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By TiHabanero

From Varsity to Custom

The addiction started innocently enough in 1971 on a Saturday around 2pm. Dad and I drove to the Schwinn store with my paper route money to buy my first geared bicycle. Eagerly I handed over 104...
09-14-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By TiHabanero

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will...

I am embarrassed to announce it, but I will anyway. The part time gig has become full time. They can't find anyone to work so I stepped up to the plate. I enjoy the job so I guess it is ok for now....
09-12-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By TiHabanero

Love Is In The Air

Fell in love again last week. It started out as an affair, a fling, a flirting with the past and has become a full on, full fledged heart throbbing love affair. Raleigh Competition GS, I LOVE YOU!
...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By TiHabanero

About chain stay length, it has been my recent...

About chain stay length, it has been my recent experience with the 2 cm extra length on my home made bike does not affect climbing at all. 43.5cm vs. 41.5cm.
In no way am I a strong climber, never...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,461
Posted By TiHabanero

Last week I did two tubeless to tube conversions...

Last week I did two tubeless to tube conversions and yet another one today. All of them were done for casual riders who were sold on tubeless when they bought the bikes, but should not have been....
09-07-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By TiHabanero

As requested. ...

As requested.
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Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By TiHabanero

531 stays have a good memory

Spent a better part of the morning attempting to spread the rear end of an 81 Raleigh Competition GS to 135 spacing. The frame is full Reynolds 531 with butted main tubes. It was set at 125 from the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By TiHabanero

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of...

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of years ago. He uses it at the velodrome in Seattle, not on the streets. Duane is in Seattle and a member of this forum. Alternatively why not seek out...
09-01-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,608
Posted By TiHabanero

Rsbob, you do know the history. It is amazing how...

Rsbob, you do know the history. It is amazing how much better the 914/6 really is over the 911 of its day. I must say, that on public roads it all amounts to literally nothing as there are lane...
08-31-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,608
Posted By TiHabanero

Have always been a bicycle and car guy. At age 14...

Have always been a bicycle and car guy. At age 14 I declared my destiny was to work in the bike biz, which I have done for a long time. I also have ASE certification, worked on muscle cars, had a few...
Forum: Foo
08-27-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,507
Posted By TiHabanero

"...sweating profusely. My heart rate climbed. My...

"...sweating profusely. My heart rate climbed. My vision got blurry. My limbs became weak. I started panting. I vomited (once at home and once in the ambulance otw to the hospital). I couldn't speak....
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By TiHabanero

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for...

I toured in Thailand that way. No destination for the day. It was wonderful.
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By TiHabanero

Are people lazy, inattentive, or just whatever?

All summer I have been selling my collection of vintage and newer bike stuff on craigslist. In the title of each posting is a easy description of the item. For example if it is a bike the title looks...
08-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,674
Posted By TiHabanero

"I don't detect any significant markup due to the...

"I don't detect any significant markup due to the RH brand - it's just what this level of skill and quality costs, especially for a low-volume product. As an owner of an early Herse, I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,769
Posted By TiHabanero

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything...

As a bike wrench I get to deal with everything every day. I am a Campagnolo user and do not run anything by Sram or anything from Shimano aside from some old friction stuff on my touring bike....
08-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,317
Posted By TiHabanero

Our shop is sending people to ebay for parts....

Our shop is sending people to ebay for parts. Somehow they are able to find what they need there. Unfortunately this does not apply to your situation.
08-17-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,184
Posted By TiHabanero

Congratulations on your successful battles with...

Congratulations on your successful battles with cancer. You are one of the fortunate few who can take it on to the extent you have. Keep doing what you are doing!
08-14-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By TiHabanero

"...read The Millionaire Next Door when you're in...

"...read The Millionaire Next Door when you're in your 30s, and follow the authors' advice to live a simple, un-extravagant lifestyle. Live well below your means, and you will live well."

A...
08-05-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By TiHabanero

Really doing it this time, semi-retirement

About 10 or so years ago I called myself semi-retired when I started working from home. It felt that way so that is how my mind interpreted it. Still worked 50+ hours a week, but they were really...
08-01-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,364
Posted By TiHabanero

Cobolman, there is much life after cycling. Found...

Cobolman, there is much life after cycling. Found this out a few years back after reassessing life. I also applaud you for being sensible and not afraid of changing directions with your hobbies....
07-30-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,888
Posted By TiHabanero

"I think that round-a-bouts need metric speed...

"I think that round-a-bouts need metric speed limits to complete the picture."
Great observation, kahn. I noticed it, too.
07-29-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,888
Posted By TiHabanero

Seems there is a lack of common sense when people...

Seems there is a lack of common sense when people use roundabouts(rab) on a bicycle. Keep in mind a rab is simply a free flowing 4-way intersection. Blasting through at 20mph will likely cause...
07-21-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,140
Posted By TiHabanero

Had to route rear brake line from the caliper to...

Had to route rear brake line from the caliper to the lever completely internally routed. Could not have done it alone as it required two people, one to guide the hose to the opening in head tube and...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By TiHabanero

Well, that was a dumb thing to do. Turn down a...

Well, that was a dumb thing to do. Turn down a ride into subspace? Couldn't spare a day out of your busy schedule? Wow, how short-sighted! Put me in touch with the guy and I will gladly give up a day...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,287
Posted By TiHabanero

You have done yourself a favor by locking...

You have done yourself a favor by locking yourself out of FB. Such a waste of time with trivial horse crap all the time.
07-18-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,236
Posted By TiHabanero

I was watching the sprint unfold and saw a few...

I was watching the sprint unfold and saw a few problems with Cav's positioning, his lead out man, and his response time. I also observed two hesitations as if he was avoiding the rear wheel of Wout.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By TiHabanero

Have a correction of sorts to make. I have been...

Have a correction of sorts to make. I have been misinterpreting what was being experienced with the intentional misalignment of the rear drop outs. The bike does not have a "light pull to the right",...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By TiHabanero

The chain stay crimper I made came from an...

The chain stay crimper I made came from an aluminum kickstand. I cut and shaped it to mimic the crimps on a Miyata 1000. When I need to use it I silicone it to one jaw in a vise. Cure for 24 hours...
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By TiHabanero

Perhaps this is why married men live longer than...

Perhaps this is why married men live longer than unmarried men.
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,425
Posted By TiHabanero

Cycling is very inexpensive as a hobby if you...

Cycling is very inexpensive as a hobby if you ride instead of buy. Been riding a long time and never found cycling an expensive hobby at all. Spend maybe 50 dollars a year on consumables.
The big...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By TiHabanero

STUD. Period. Back in the day I climbed those...

STUD. Period. Back in the day I climbed those hills on two wheels and they were a total bear, and doubly hard when the frame flex kept shifting the rear derailleur. No way could I ever think it can...
07-14-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By TiHabanero

The air bladder can be cut out of the casing and...

The air bladder can be cut out of the casing and a tube installed. Have done it several times and it works well. Talc the tube before installation.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By TiHabanero

Reporting back after realigning to original drop...

Reporting back after realigning to original drop out set up. Call me nuts, but it made a difference. My wife says I'm not sensitive and I tend to trust her on this, so I figure I am not sensitive to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By TiHabanero

Chaadster, your bringing up the 70's Caddy is...

Chaadster, your bringing up the 70's Caddy is exactly correct, and I told my wife that it is like riding a Cadillac vs. a Porsche. I much prefer the Caddy over the Porsche these days. Simply tapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By TiHabanero

A toast to longer chain stays

Racing in the 80's chain stays were thought to be better when shorter. Shorter means stiffer, which means faster in acceleration, and crisper handling in crits. The stays on my race bike were 41cm....
07-10-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By TiHabanero

Frankly, way too much emotion is put into the...

Frankly, way too much emotion is put into the spoke thing. I weigh 230 pounds, build my own wheels, and have always used 2.0 straight gauge DT Swiss spokes. Have never broken a spoke in the wheels I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By TiHabanero

I have owned two titanium frames and loved them...

I have owned two titanium frames and loved them both, and am looking to get a third. They ride like top shelf steel, but really don't save much on weight compared to a top shelf steel frame. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By TiHabanero

Experiment with rear drop out alignment

One of my unused frames became a test mule for my rear drop out alignment experiment. Naturally a correctly aligned drop out is in the same plane as the seat tube/ top tube/ down tube. I aligned the...
07-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,641
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks like a fun and challenging project.

Looks like a fun and challenging project.
07-06-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By TiHabanero

Grip gloves help a lot, but sometimes certain...

Grip gloves help a lot, but sometimes certain tire/rim combos are just not meant for each other. The problem is easily solved by ditching tubeless rims and tires, going back to tubes and non-tubeless...
07-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By TiHabanero

Seriously skilled motorcycle drivers in the Tour

Watched stage 9 being ridden in the rain and took notice of a camera bike with the camera man standing up, big ol' TV camera on his shoulder going around a curve in the rain and realized just how...
07-05-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By TiHabanero

When we sell a tray rack like what you have we...

When we sell a tray rack like what you have we always demonstrate the proper way to set the "wheel hook" so that it clamps down on the wheel as close to the fork as possible. We have seen what...
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