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04-16-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think the chainring spacing would be too...

I would think the chainring spacing would be too wide. The Shimano specs state compatible with HG 8/7/6 chain.

Probably more trouble than it is worth.

John
04-13-24, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,500
Posted By 70sSanO

Saddle tilt. Raise the nose of the saddle. ...

Saddle tilt.

Raise the nose of the saddle.

John
04-09-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,873
Posted By 70sSanO

The main reason to build is to get something you...

The main reason to build is to get something you can’t buy; not to save money.

Start with a frame and fork with the geometry and tire clearance you want.

Components and wheelset.

Put it all...
04-08-24, 11:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím not sure that was called for. But I doubt...

Iím not sure that was called for. But I doubt any boomers are offended.

But it is not about them. The real shake out will be the Echos.

John
04-06-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By 70sSanO

I donít have a long history with what you are...

I donít have a long history with what you are looking for, but Iíve been happy with Kenda Kwick Tendril in a 28mm.

I originally bought them to use on an indoor trainer, but have used them on the...
04-06-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By 70sSanO

It is not controversial. Classic car retro...

It is not controversial. Classic car retro grouches convert from drum to disc because there are good conversion kits available. If discs brakes preceded drum brakes in the car world, drum brakes...
04-04-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,865
Posted By 70sSanO

They used to be fairly cheap, but are probably a...

They used to be fairly cheap, but are probably a lot higher now; about 10 years ago I picked up a Serotta T-Max frame for $120. Made with Columbus Max tubing. Super short wheelbase and 72/73...
04-02-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,382
Posted By 70sSanO

Since bikes no longer come with them, pedals. ...

Since bikes no longer come with them, pedals.

Makes riding up hills easier.

John
04-01-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By 70sSanO

Great video! My question is if the tool can...

Great video!

My question is if the tool can also be used left handed. I am concerned about unequal muscle development between my arms.

I currently use my left hand for under 10nm and right and...
03-31-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,685
Posted By 70sSanO

The bicycle industry is somewhat self defeating...

The bicycle industry is somewhat self defeating in this.

For years weight has been a significant driver in selling higher end bikes.

Even with components, there will be some slight performance...
03-28-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,537
Posted By 70sSanO

Or you can sing a verse from the Beatlesí...

Or you can sing a verse from the Beatlesí Yesterday while drafting an e-bike.

ďSuddenly Iím not half the man I used to beÖĒ

John
03-27-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,886
Posted By 70sSanO

I think any event that celebrates a bygone era is...

I think any event that celebrates a bygone era is always fun. Examples of older bikes, or whatever the item, is like touring a museum.

But it tends to be generational, and participation tends to...
03-24-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By 70sSanO

Are you using your existing triple crank? If...

Are you using your existing triple crank?

If so, which chainring position?

John
03-20-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,969
Posted By 70sSanO

My advice is to find the zone that works best for...

My advice is to find the zone that works best for you.

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John
03-17-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By 70sSanO

I have heard that some setups an extended...

I have heard that some setups an extended derailleur hanger can have shifting issues, especially with smaller cogs.

My ďguessĒ is the slant-parallelogram of your RD is designed to follow along a...
03-16-24, 11:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By 70sSanO

I would expect a mechanic would spread/cold set...

I would expect a mechanic would spread/cold set the dropouts and check the alignment of the frame and dropouts to make sure it was square.

I expect someone proficient in their craft will take the...
03-16-24, 10:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By 70sSanO

What are you even talking about? I never said...

What are you even talking about? I never said dropouts could not be spread to 130mm. Nothing explodes.

I’ve cold set steel frames before. But that doesn’t mean it is possible to just shove, not...
03-16-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By 70sSanO

Nice dissertation. But still waiting for the...

Nice dissertation. But still waiting for the Shimano Tech Doc that Shimano engineers published for 130mm hubs in 126mm dropouts.

Take your time.

John
03-15-24, 08:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By 70sSanO

The truth about 130mm OLD into a 126mm rear...

The truth about 130mm OLD into a 126mm rear dropout frame is sometimes you can shove it in there with no issues, sometimes the dropouts flare. When cold setting a steel frame the same holds true.
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03-15-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,108
Posted By 70sSanO

Well you certainly are digging pretty deep there...

Well you certainly are digging pretty deep there with Shimano engineers and lawyers with no concerns about 130mm OLD hubs in 126mm frame. Show me one Shimano document referencing an install of a...
03-12-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By 70sSanO

They are harder to find these days, but touring...

They are harder to find these days, but touring shoes with a smooth rubberized sole that is semi-rigid work well if you are using clips.

They will slide better than a mtb shoe, but have some grip,...
03-11-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By 70sSanO

I assume you have a repair stand. If not, get...

I assume you have a repair stand. If not, get one.

I use a Feedback Sports Ultralight because I donít need to support a lot of weight.

Lightweight. Stows in a bag. Takes a minute to setup...
03-08-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,397
Posted By 70sSanO

I have never wanted to use the best lube as it...

I have never wanted to use the best lube as it puts way to much pressure on me to correctly prep and apply it.

I started to use a dry lube (White Lightning) on my mtb a number of years ago. Since...
03-07-24, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a feeling the OP knows his riding and what...

I have a feeling the OP knows his riding and what he needs as far as top end.

if he is going to end up with 83GI that is a pretty easy 20+ mph; depending on cadence. On a hybrid that’s a good...
03-06-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,121
Posted By 70sSanO

Just buy a few sets. One for a backup and one to...

Just buy a few sets. One for a backup and one to sell on eBay for 3 times the cost in 5-10 years or so.

John
03-06-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By 70sSanO

you can probably run that cassette with your...

you can probably run that cassette with your existing rear derailleur and a Wolf Tooth RoadLink or equivalent.

You most likely wonít be able to ride it as a triple. ďMaybeĒ a double, but a 1x is...
03-06-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By 70sSanO

I donít think it is necessary, especially on...

I donít think it is necessary, especially on smooth surfaces. But for me it is cheap insurance if the chainring is being replaced anyway.

John
03-05-24, 09:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,121
Posted By 70sSanO

I think you can still get Ultegra R8050 Di2 for...

I think you can still get Ultegra R8050 Di2 for rim brakes. At least a couple online suppliers show it in stock, but I didnít spend much time.

John
03-03-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By 70sSanO

Not familiar with coated cables. But I guess the...

Not familiar with coated cables. But I guess the cable stops/housing ferrules, and BB guides, maybe not the BB guide, need them or else the problem just moves elsewhere?

John
03-02-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By 70sSanO

I apologize if this is new tech that Iím not...

I apologize if this is new tech that Iím not familiar with, but none of that looks good.

Iíve been running Jagwire housing and Jagwire slick cables and have never seen a coating that peels. ...
03-02-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,033
Posted By 70sSanO

Just wondering, how many miles do you have on...

Just wondering, how many miles do you have on this bike?

John
03-01-24, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,088
Posted By 70sSanO

If you don't have a gravel ebike, just get that. ...

If you don't have a gravel ebike, just get that. I have my doubts that you are really interested in spending money on a non-ebike, especially for gravel.

Just buy one and go out and enjoy it.
...
02-29-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,231
Posted By 70sSanO

My main concern about using my phone is the fear...

My main concern about using my phone is the fear of getting assisted living facility pop ups while I’m riding.

John
02-28-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,630
Posted By 70sSanO

For me there are a few pieces to this. The...

For me there are a few pieces to this.

The first is fit and geometry. A bike that fits well and responds well is generally more fun to ride, but maybe not a lot faster unless your current one is...
02-27-24, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,967
Posted By 70sSanO

I set hers up 7/8 years ago with th the old 2400....

I set hers up 7/8 years ago with th the old 2400. I understand the R2000 is an upgrade with more trickle down features.

John
02-27-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,967
Posted By 70sSanO

A lot is preference. While not exactly the same,...

A lot is preference. While not exactly the same, 8 speed automatic transmissions offer performance and better fuel economy. CVT transmissions are probably better, but I've never cared for them.
...
02-24-24, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By 70sSanO

That is a really good tip. I used a 15Ē crescent...

That is a really good tip. I used a 15Ē crescent wrench and a square in the dropouts. But this is a better way to go.

If the dropouts arenít square the best skewers in the world wonít straighten...
02-23-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By 70sSanO

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of...

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of honor have sometimes become a bandage of shame.

John
02-22-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By 70sSanO

Sunrace 13-34 and 14-34 freewheels have a 28t. ...

Sunrace 13-34 and 14-34 freewheels have a 28t.

And the 13-34 “K” was a cassette not a freewheel. My brain freeze.

John
02-22-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By 70sSanO

14-16-18 are good gaps. 18-20 is better than...

14-16-18 are good gaps. 18-20 is better than 18-21, but not by a lot. 20-22-24 are a bit of overkill especially with a jump to 34.

I’ve feel a 14-16-18-21-24-28-34 is much better gapping.

For...
02-22-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a 28t ring and a 36t cog. My bike...

I have a 28t ring and a 36t cog. My bike celebrates grandparents day.

John
02-21-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,829
Posted By 70sSanO

You can always get 105 watch on eBay for $24.99...

You can always get 105 watch on eBay for $24.99 and upgrade later.

John
02-21-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,312
Posted By 70sSanO

Unfortunately I think this is becoming just...

Unfortunately I think this is becoming just another internet exercise. Maybe a bit of chatbot with some tweaking.

If you look at the OPís other threads, they all have a certain vagueness and they...
02-20-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,545
Posted By 70sSanO

Being able to do quality work quickly. You...

Being able to do quality work quickly.

You don’t have to be a mechanic to do a quality job, but doing a quality job in a time frame that maintains a livelihood is what distinguishes the pro from...
02-19-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By 70sSanO

As far as practice, get a used road wheelset....

As far as practice, get a used road wheelset. Remove the spokes, nipples, and build them back up from scratch.

John

Edit added: Crossed correctly at valve and logo visible through valve hole.
02-18-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By 70sSanO

If the OLD is 126mm get the 137mm axle. 11mm...

If the OLD is 126mm get the 137mm axle. 11mm (5.5mm per side) has been the standard for decades. The 131mm is for 120mm OLD hubs.

I cannot recall ever hearing that hub manufacturers use axles...
02-14-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,537
Posted By 70sSanO

Iíll offer a bit of reality to C&V. Iím not...

Iíll offer a bit of reality to C&V. Iím not saying donít chase after that bike, but the reality for me is I have more spare parts than I can possibly use in my lifetime.

I canít speak for others,...
02-14-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By 70sSanO

Ace Hardware generally has a large selection of...

Ace Hardware generally has a large selection of metric nuts and bolts in bins. Mine has fine and extra fine threads.

Take the screw out of the other shifter and match the threads up.

John
02-14-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes. Since freehubs have an outboard bearing,...

Yes. Since freehubs have an outboard bearing, installing an 8 speed freehub will cause that problem. This is more evident if you replaced the existing axle with a longer one; going from 126mm to...
02-14-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By 70sSanO

Just wondering, where do you store the bike? ...

Just wondering, where do you store the bike?

it is odd that a threadless headset would get tighter without some moisture impacting the bearings.

I haven’t had any issues with threaded ones...
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