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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By RGW
Thanks everyone for all your input... I figured...

Thanks everyone for all your input... I figured it out and works great!! my main problem was getting the spring tension set right. Once I figured that out, it all cam together nicely. The Paul...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By RGW
Thanks! I'll take a look at the BMX zone...

Thanks! I'll take a look at the BMX zone article. Detail i'M looking for is essentially a step by step instruction on how to set them up; i.e. setting up straddle wire, how to properly attach to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By RGW
Setting up Paul Racer brakes

I have a Paul Racer brake that I'm installing; it's my first time working with center pull brakes. Can anyone refer me to or provide step by step directions for setting the up? The directions from...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-29-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By RGW
Yea, I sawthe DIY sewing plans in the web, and...

Yea, I sawthe DIY sewing plans in the web, and the bag looks pretty good too; but to be honest I think that this type of project is beyond both my skill and patience level.! I'll keep looking on...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-28-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By RGW
Thanks for the link; unfortunately the Zugster...

Thanks for the link; unfortunately the Zugster Minimal is probably too minimal for me! ;)
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-25-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By RGW
Front rack bag for Nitto M18 - & affordable !

I'm looking for a front bag for a Nitto M18 rack, that is reasonbably priced. I've searched the forum and googled this topic, but everything seems $200+ (with exception of VO Campagne bag, which...
Forum: Commuting 05-06-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,786
Posted By RGW
Shimano MT70 for me. Probably discontinued now,...

Shimano MT70 for me. Probably discontinued now, but very comfortable and practical for on/off bike with spd
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-01-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By RGW
Shimano A530 pedal rebuild

I think I need to rebuild by A530 SPD pedals. I cleaned, adjusted the bearings & relubed but still get a click feel in the pedal. I noticed that there is a rubber bushing in the pedal axle...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By RGW
Hillrider - I think this is what I have! So the...

Hillrider - I think this is what I have! So the CCP-44 or CWP-7 will pull the crank off? I'll have to pick one of those up. thanks!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By RGW
I did google this topic, however search results...

I did google this topic, however search results reflect newer crank design. I have a 2001 vintage tandem crank; "shimano" graphic on crank arm, and Hollowtech at tip of crankarm. The crank arms do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By RGW
I was trying to understand what the better...

I was trying to understand what the better alternative would be. As it turns out I broke the chain, and it slid right out as spdracr suggested. Used a SRAM chain connector on chain in case I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By RGW
Shimano Hollowtech tandem crankset removal

OK, so I attempted to remove the Shimano Hollowtech crankset on my 2001 C'dale MT800 tandem yesterday, and thought a standard crank puller would work after removing the crank bolt/dust cap. This is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-16-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By RGW
Fortunately, the chain suck happened when taking...

Fortunately, the chain suck happened when taking my son on a demo tandem ride in front of the house; so not field rescue was needed!! I imagine it would be helpful to have a connecting link on the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-16-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By RGW
Chain suck -best way to unwrap chain??

Experienced my first (hopefully last) incident of chain suck on my C'dale tandem. the chain is now wedged around the BB and I can't seem to work it out as it is hindered by the inner head of the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By RGW
No, not an error. The cassette (new) came with a...

No, not an error. The cassette (new) came with a 1mm spacer that's supposed to go inboard prior to the rest of the cassette cogs and thicker spacers. I suspect that a wider spacer is required in the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By RGW
I wondered if I swapped the 1mm spacer that came...

I wondered if I swapped the 1mm spacer that came with the cassette with a thicker one, 2.5mm? Would I be able to fit this on the freewheel hub?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By RGW
No, it's definitely 10 speed 105.

No, it's definitely 10 speed 105.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By RGW
New wheel question

I have a Felt F75x that I just purchased a new wheelset for. New wheels are shimano 5700 hubs laced to velocity A23 rims. Put a new 5700 cassette on too. Question is that now when I'm in the large...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-26-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By RGW
Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have...

Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have better luck using a MTB crank with this frame? The original triple that came on the bike I has chain rings that are fused together, which is why I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-26-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By RGW
Crank compatibility

I'm converting a vintage Trek 720 hybrid to a singlespeed. It currently has a 112mm square taper BB and triple crank that I want to replace with an Ultegra 6500 crank and single chainring. The BB I...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,229
Posted By RGW
I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired...

I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired with a Smartwol LS half-zip as a base layer. Work great down to mid-twenties. lower than that I add another base layer. Jacket is great, with good...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-25-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,984
Posted By RGW
The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice...

The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice option. Has nice ventilation with 2 core zips and a rear neck zipped ventilation port. Good waterproof material as well
Forum: Commuting 11-06-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By RGW
I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a...

I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a clean break f teh fibual & spiral fractured the tibia, requiring ORIF with 2 plates & 16 screws. Patience is the key here!! About 6 3 weeks after...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-29-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By RGW
Wheelset Advice

I'm looking into buying an affordable wheelset with 23mm rims. So far I've narrowed it down to
1) Neuvation M28Aw at $279
2) Wheel Master Velocity A23/105 hubs at $210
3) Wheel Master Velocity...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-01-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By RGW
Yes, the whell is together now. but how to...

Yes, the whell is together now. but how to measure spoke without knowing how much is in the nipple??

The rim is old, but appears to be in good shape; sidewalls don't appear to be concave. Was...
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