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04-03-24, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By csport

Jagwire Pro brake housing comes with the...

Jagwire Pro brake housing comes with the so-called EZ-Bend housing segments which are to be inserted into STI levers. The other end of this segment has an integrated ferrule required for the...
03-27-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By csport

Have not done this, but naively I would think any...

Have not done this, but naively I would think any spacers can be used as long as they are the thickness is correct and they match the freehub profile (e.g., microspline vs older Shimano freehubs)....
03-15-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,258
Posted By csport

You are one of the 10 types of cyclists who...

You are one of the 10 types of cyclists who either understand base 2 or do not.
02-27-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,136
Posted By csport

ftfy

ftfy
01-24-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By csport

Yes, you should be able to do this. Friction...

Yes, you should be able to do this. Friction shifters are more forgiving in terms of FD specs.

The cheapest one I remember is Sunrace SL-M10, you can buy the left one separately.
12-21-23, 02:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By csport

Here is my thread:...

Here is my thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1255861-joytech-7s-8s-freehub.html
I ended up rebuilding with a different hub (IIRC FH-M495 I had), but I already had the wheel.

If...
11-06-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,053
Posted By csport

Do you have hydraulic brakes? Drop bar brifters...

Do you have hydraulic brakes? Drop bar brifters (combined shifters + brake levers) only exist for 10 or more speed drivetrain. In principle there are no 9 or 8 speed hydraulic brifters. If you are...
11-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,829
Posted By csport

British: the bike is 50 pounds? It's a steal for...

British: the bike is 50 pounds? It's a steal for this price!
American: the bike is 50 pounds? Never seen such a heavy one!
10-06-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,689
Posted By csport

Proof of concept estimate for DIY: Toolkit...

Proof of concept estimate for DIY:
Toolkit (https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Quality-Bicycle-Maintenance-Mountain/dp/B08J839TY7/ref=sr_1_5) $32.50 Has spanners to remove the old BB and the tool...
09-15-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By csport

If the bike has drop bar brifters for hydraulic...

If the bike has drop bar brifters for hydraulic brakes you will need to replace them with brifters for cable actuated brakes, which is not cheap.

If you have brake levers for flat bar separate...
09-14-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By csport

You can also try a smaller chainring. Or, as...

You can also try a smaller chainring.
Or, as others said, a custom cassette.
But the smaller chainring appears to be a simpler solution.
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By csport

Thank you! Paid for a shuttle, turned out to be...

Thank you!
Paid for a shuttle, turned out to be the right decision as bypassing the Greer tunnel was an adventure itself.
08-30-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,267
Posted By csport

Keep the rudder side down!

Keep the rudder side down!
08-30-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,267
Posted By csport

"How does a bicycle steer?"

"How does a bicycle steer?"
08-18-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,404
Posted By csport

Sheldon Brown's article...

Sheldon Brown's article (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html#whichside) on the subject.
Jan Heine's article (https://www.renehersecycles.com/which-hand-for-which-brake/).
I have the front...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By csport

Metro North bike regulations...

Metro North bike regulations (https://new.mta.info/guides/bikes/bike-regulations-mnr) explain it:

In reality I have seen these limits exceeded with no problem, but the train was not super crowded....
07-31-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,523
Posted By csport

If the spokes are a bit too long you can use...

If the spokes are a bit too long you can use something like Pillar DSN 16mm nipples, they will give you an extra 2mm (Rhyno Lites are double wall, no problem with double square nipples).
If the...
07-23-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By csport

Try riding them and see. :speedy:

Try riding them and see. :speedy:
Forum: Introductions
07-20-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By csport

Welcome back! 10 years is quite a time GAP ;)

Welcome back!

10 years is quite a time GAP ;)
07-11-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By csport

Granite saddles...

Granite saddles (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html) do not flex though.
Forum: Touring
07-09-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,707
Posted By csport

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.php

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.php
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-29-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By csport

Not local, but we rode it from Glassport to...

Not local, but we rode it from Glassport to McDonald to connect to the Panhandle trail last year. Nice rail trail, AFAIR the steepest grade was 1-2%.
Forum: Touring
06-22-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By csport

It should be good. If you want something that is...

It should be good. If you want something that is not shadow, they have this one: https://www.bicis.ec/products/tensor-shimano-altus-rd-m370-l (says limited quantity).
Also check that the derailleur...
06-14-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,578
Posted By csport

I have recently been in the Bay Area and rented a...

I have recently been in the Bay Area and rented a bike. Encountered some hills.
05-05-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,201
Posted By csport

Ask them what question they would ask to assess a...

Ask them what question they would ask to assess a bike mechanic.
04-05-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By csport

If you move the rotor from side to side (say to...

If you move the rotor from side to side (say to the right), the right piston will extend by a smaller amount and the left piston will extend further because they are both pushed by the same fluid in...
04-05-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By csport

Good mechanical disc brakes are not exactly...

Good mechanical disc brakes are not exactly cheap. Here is a review review of Paul Klampers and Growtac Equal. He also reviews Yokozuna, which is a rebranded Juin Tech hybrid hydraulic brake.

I...
Forum: Touring
03-30-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By csport

Same thing. Started from a 48-36-26 and replaced...

Same thing. Started from a 48-36-26 and replaced 26 with a 22. Moved one spacer to the NDS. Running it with Sora 3503 brifters, old 9 speed 105 triple FD and Microshift M46 RD...
03-30-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By csport

Should the aluminum corrode, not steel? The...

Should the aluminum corrode, not steel? The nobility chart (http://en.coppercanada.ca/applications/architecture/interiors/fundamentals.html) of metals shows aluminum and zinc as the least noble. This...
03-20-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By csport

Yes, 8 speed is getting scarce, but have there...

Yes, 8 speed is getting scarce, but have there ever been any mainstream 8 speed 11-36 cassettes? Sheldon Brown's page (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k8.shtml) on 8 speed cassettes lists 11-34 as the...
01-01-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,035
Posted By csport

No. I cannot think of any name I would like....

No. I cannot think of any name I would like. Maybe because I am not capable of developing and intimate connection with the bikes.
12-06-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,749
Posted By csport

We need to seduce the OP into buying it! Promo...

We need to seduce the OP into buying it! Promo code"get20dec" to get 20% off ANYTHING in stock, ends Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022. New Albion frame is $400, can also get the matte purple Double Cross frame...
12-03-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,848
Posted By csport

https://www.interlocracing.com/shop?&search=protec...

https://www.interlocracing.com/shop?&search=protector -- whole kit for chainstays, downtube and cable rub areas.

When I went to the 5 Boro Bike Tour in 2018, hit a bump, fell and scratched the...
11-29-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By csport

Aerotech has just had a 15% off sale, looks like...

Aerotech has just had a 15% off sale, looks like it's over....
11-19-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By csport

You can try riding gravel on a rigid vintage 26"...

You can try riding gravel on a rigid vintage 26" MTB if you have one.

I started multi-day touring (Pittsburgh to DC on the GAP and C&O towpath, C&O is similar to the D&R path in NJ) on a 1999 or...
11-09-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,568
Posted By csport

3.75 year old thread.

3.75 year old thread.
11-06-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,474
Posted By csport

What others said: after each flat check where in...

What others said: after each flat check where in the tube the puncture is (submerge in water if needed) and check the tire. In order to do this install the tires so that the label matches the nipple....
11-06-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 562,457
Posted By csport

64 miles on Long Island, Bethpage bikeway and...

64 miles on Long Island, Bethpage bikeway and Jones beach bike path.
11-02-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By csport

R1's are also designed for a shorter lever pull. ...

R1's are also designed for a shorter lever pull.


Hard to tell, it was quite a while ago. Also, I have cross levers which add to the cable friction. I know that I can easily slow down on short...
10-31-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By csport

There was an old post saying that TRP Spyres and...

There was an old post saying that TRP Spyres and HY/RD are Super SLR (https://www.bikeforums.net/19659817-post26.html) - they are made for the new Shimano cable pull. My Sora 3503...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,302
Posted By csport

https://fairlightcycles.com/product/strael3-deposi...

https://fairlightcycles.com/product/strael3-deposit/
https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/smoothie-hp-performance-road-endurance-road (not Reynolds 853)
Disclaimer: I have not had any of these...
10-27-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By csport

Good question... According to the chart your...

Good question...
According to the chart your 3NN has a 124mm spindle, which means it protrudes by (124-68)/2=28mm on each side.

Is UN300 symmetric? Does Shimano have a drawing for it? Something...
10-27-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By csport

You have a 68mm bottom bracket shell. Table of BB...

You have a 68mm bottom bracket shell. Table of BB spindle sizes (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html) by Sheldon Brown lists symmetric equivalents. As veganbikes says, most likely you have a...
10-26-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,656
Posted By csport

Diamonds are nothing but carbon. Recumbents are...

Diamonds are nothing but carbon. Recumbents are another futile attempt to resist Big Carbon.
10-26-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By csport

The freehub in the photo looks like it has a...

The freehub in the photo looks like it has a different spline pattern compared to 11 speed ones.
10-19-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,249
Posted By csport

1 spare tube, Rema patch kit, Park patch kit,...

1 spare tube, Rema patch kit, Park patch kit, Park glueless patches, tweezers, Park valve core tool, Park tire boots, tire levers and a pump.

At least 2 spare tubes and a spare tire on tours.
09-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By csport

Any Shimano compatible 9 speed cassette -...

Any Shimano compatible 9 speed cassette - Shimano, SRAM, Sunrace, Microshift, IRD, ...

If the largest cog is not bigger than what you have now you should be good, otherwise you may need a longer...
09-17-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 147,184
Posted By csport

I did my time and I want out

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220917_093516955_hdr_5b9e7b57e3311ded4e88cceacd278f1915adf9f7.jpg
North County Trailway
So effusive trail, it does actually cut...
08-30-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By csport

My vote is for cantis as well. This thread...

My vote is for cantis as well. This thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1229699-what-am-i-missing-here-rear-brake-cabling.html) has a photo of a HardRock similar to mine. The frame...
08-28-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By csport

Great ride!!! I need to follow your example,...

Great ride!!!

I need to follow your example, I also let work, depression and some flu-like virus (not COVID) keep me on the couch. This needs to change!
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