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05-22-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for...

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for several decades. The replaceable Der hangers weaken over time. I don't know exactly why, but they come through often enough out of alignment for me to...
05-20-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had...

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had what was called "mini week" where seniors were able to sign up for activities that were outside of normal classroom work. One of those activities was...
05-15-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can...

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can send to you for cost of shipping. I am in the Midwest.
05-14-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By TiHabanero

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of...

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of disc brakes. The Tektro hydro brakes are better than other low end brakes, however replace the cheap rotors they come with. Use Shimano rotors as they...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By TiHabanero

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the...

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the engineer still has the ability to override the decision making of the software, which I assume allows one to create their "signature sound", which in turn...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By TiHabanero

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you...

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you were a young man...fit and trim and fairly good looking, too! Phase out meaning the big mixing boards are replaced by laptops? I bet it is easier to mix...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By TiHabanero

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to...

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to show this to my wife to prove it! Since she is becoming hard of hearing the recordings sound fine to her.

Getting off topic here, BobbyG, how does...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By TiHabanero

I have read that thread and it seems more about...

I have read that thread and it seems more about digital vs. analog, which is not what I am discussing here, and really don't care about. The thrust is that it seems the recording levels are...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By TiHabanero

Engineering a record

Been a music buff since a teen and have noticed small differences between recordings as far as the way the music presents itself (I have no other way to describe this). In my house I have 3 very...
05-11-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By TiHabanero

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a...

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a successful co-op is no different than running a successful business.
05-10-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By TiHabanero

Another win for the Zepal HP

At mile 14 had rear tire go soft. Since the leak was slower I pumped up the tire and road another mile to get to the river to change out the tube. The Zefal HP did double duty today in the nicest...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the...

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the career behind you and call it done. My wife along with my brother's wife are calling it quits in three years.They both say they have a little more to...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier...

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier that way. Again, when you meet up with a teacher make sure to give them a special thank you as they do deserve it! Word of the day is "Be kind to each...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Clemsongirl, I am certain you believe me to be a...

Clemsongirl, I am certain you believe me to be a liar. I am OK with it. I have read what I wrote and realize that you have correctly spotted and called out my mistake. I became preoccupied with being...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Clemsongirl, you know I am lying when I tell you...

Clemsongirl, you know I am lying when I tell you about the 24" trout I caught over the weekend. My wife has been teaching for 38 years. What I posted above is 100% factual and true, and it all...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

A day in the life of a school teacher

Yesterday was a typical day at a well respected school building in a well respected school district. Champion football, soccer, baseball, etc. A mix of rural and the encroaching wealthy.

As usual...
05-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 818
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring...

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring into spec, then replace with the ti bolt. Precautionary measure to avoid breaking a ti bolt in the spindle. Makes sense to me as removing a broken ti...
05-03-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,083
Posted By TiHabanero

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is after 3 seasons which include riding rollers and Wahoo during winter.
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05-02-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,083
Posted By TiHabanero

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road...

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road pedals 3 years ago and am using the original cleats the pedals came with. Looking at them shows no real significant wear. I don't walk around in them...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By TiHabanero

Good to know the people you have over there are...

Good to know the people you have over there are at least safe at this time. I hope things stay safe for them.

I don't have a clue as to what is going on over there, but I do know that Ukraine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By TiHabanero

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By TiHabanero

Unless you intend to bring the kitchen sink, a...

Unless you intend to bring the kitchen sink, a trailer is an unnecessary complication. I know as I had one and got rid of it after I realized the hauling capacity was not needed.
04-29-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By TiHabanero

The shop I worked for during that time period was...

The shop I worked for during that time period was a fair sized Miyata dealer, one that was consistently a Miyata dealer of the year winner. Every year we sold a handful of the Ridge Runners. They...
04-28-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By TiHabanero

The last time I sold indexed shifters I...

The last time I sold indexed shifters I demonstrated to the purchaser that they did indeed function properly. I did this by leaving a shift cable in the shifter and applying gentle tension to the...
04-24-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By TiHabanero

Oops, I doubled it! The mind does funny things...

Oops, I doubled it! The mind does funny things sometimes.

I worked in a shop that was a Terry dealer and unless you really are unable to find a good compromise fit on a standard bicycle, avoid...
04-24-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By TiHabanero

Man, that must have hurt to gain 6 inches. You...

Man, that must have hurt to gain 6 inches. You now have a beautiful situation that totally justifies a custom frame due to the additional leg length.
04-23-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,700
Posted By TiHabanero

Tandems are a Pia to work on for sure. Takes two...

Tandems are a Pia to work on for sure. Takes two people to put on in a work stand, and the front wheel must be supported while in the stand, or have the front wheel on the ground. Not fun to work on...
04-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,143
Posted By TiHabanero

I took a tip from Grant Peterson 20 years ago and...

I took a tip from Grant Peterson 20 years ago and use beeswax. Works very well, costs next to nothing, and a 1oz clump of it will last several lifetimes. Got it at the local health food store.
04-19-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,320
Posted By TiHabanero

Having worked on hundreds of hydro bicycle...

Having worked on hundreds of hydro bicycle brakes, installing them or fixing them, I recommend using the specific brake block that is designed to fit in the calipers with the brake pads installed....
04-19-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By TiHabanero

Rear facing radar by itself is fairly primitive....

Rear facing radar by itself is fairly primitive. To take the radar into the 21st century it needs to be coupled with a camera that is blue toothed to a display that mounts like a mirror be it on the...
04-19-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,553
Posted By TiHabanero

Oh, yeah, I'd give that a go!

Oh, yeah, I'd give that a go!
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By TiHabanero

One of my shipmates came back from his first The...

One of my shipmates came back from his first The Who concert and demonstrated how Townsend smashed his guitar on stage. The Ovation he had wasn't an Elite model, but it broke up real nice! He picked...
04-18-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By TiHabanero

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson...

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson than later after another one, two, three...etc. failures. Just ain't in the cards for you anymore.
04-16-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By TiHabanero

I have Record 11 post 2015 that shifts like...

I have Record 11 post 2015 that shifts like butter since day one. Set it up myself, no tricks or special sauce, simply installed like any other and never have had any problems shifting.
What I see...
04-16-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By TiHabanero

"Running a TLR tire with tubes is the worst combo...

"Running a TLR tire with tubes is the worst combo possible yet it sounds like most bikes walk out the door this way?"

Depends upon the customer request. If the customer requests the bike be set up...
04-16-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep, Ironfish653 has it right. Not odd at all,...

Yep, Ironfish653 has it right. Not odd at all, simply makes sense as a dealer has no idea how long a bike will sit on the floor or in back stock assembled and ready to go. In the rustbelt we assemble...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately the destination does little to...

Unfortunately the destination does little to satisfy the journey. The journey itself makes the destination meaning. Making the anything cages just made sense to me, it became part of the journey. I...
04-15-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By TiHabanero

Thumpism, our shop does have checklist very...

Thumpism, our shop does have checklist very similar to that. It is used as an accountability checklist, and I can almost do it from memory. Getting older now so I forget the exact order, but never...
Forum: Touring
04-14-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By TiHabanero

The fork has a single mounting point brazed on,...

The fork has a single mounting point brazed on, and the lower mount is one of those SKS strap-on things. The top mounting bolt will carry the bulk of the weight, the lower one is simply to stabilize...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By TiHabanero

I have sold and mounted hundreds of Amadillo...

I have sold and mounted hundreds of Amadillo Elite tires. They are OK, fairly puncture resistant and wear well for the most part. The old red sidewall Armadillo tires were heavier than the new Elite,...
04-14-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By TiHabanero

Great bike! Rides like a magic carpet. Keep it...

Great bike! Rides like a magic carpet. Keep it fun!
04-13-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have...

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have assembled thousands of bicycles of all types. Some are easier than others. Back in the beginning it was a solid hour + to assemble a bike correctly....
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By TiHabanero

The rack is made from some scrap 6" PVC pipe. The...

The rack is made from some scrap 6" PVC pipe. The bag support on the bottom is a 3" u-bolt. Keep in mind the rack simply performs the task of keeping the bag out of the wheel and supporting the bag...
Forum: Foo
04-10-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By TiHabanero

In this crazy market that old car may well be...

In this crazy market that old car may well be valued on the market at 15k or more.

My friend Mike had a deer take out the front bumper and one headlight, windshield, drivers door, passenger...
Forum: Touring
04-10-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By TiHabanero

Weighting front end of bike

For some time now there has been a strong chorus from followers of the "load the front wheel" cult. Have always poo-poo'd them as I have toured and commuted for years with just a handlebar bag and...
04-09-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By TiHabanero

Marketing hype has finally gotten to you. Good!

Marketing hype has finally gotten to you. Good!
04-09-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,104
Posted By TiHabanero

Through the late 70's and into 92 our shop...

Through the late 70's and into 92 our shop sponsored two rides a summer. We had exceptional turnout, upwards of 200 riders every time. Entry fee was $10 in the beginning to cover cost of insurance...
Forum: Foo
04-09-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By TiHabanero

50 years ago my dad'd income was in the upper...

50 years ago my dad'd income was in the upper middle class, he also had 8 children to support. He bought a used house well below what he was approved for, drove 10 year old used cars, mom stayed at...
04-04-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By TiHabanero

Been riding since 1971 and have owned and...

Been riding since 1971 and have owned and serviced every conceivable hub configuration out there as I have worked in several bike shops from CA to MI. Without question, cartridge hubs are the lowest...
04-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By TiHabanero

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20...

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20 years that the simple act of riding a bicycle brings more pleasure and long term benefit than always pushing the pace. In a hurry to go nowhere makes...
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