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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-01-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By BikeManDan
Dura Ace AX pedals - bearings loose

I have a bike in the shop with those funky 32mm Dura Ace pedals. Both have about 1/2" of play (very loose). I took one apart thinking maybe it had the wrong size BBs but they seem to only fit 5/16....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By BikeManDan
Dura Ace AX pedals - bearings loose

I have a bike in the shop with those funky 32mm Dura Ace pedals. Both have about 1/2" of play (very loose). I took one apart thinking maybe it had the wrong size BBs but they seem to only fit 5/16....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,813
Posted By BikeManDan
Sorry forgot to mention: it's a built in clamp...

Sorry forgot to mention: it's a built in clamp (Shimano SLX Dynasys), not braze-on (unfortunately)

Edit: Hm, just looked at the manual, they list a shim for 28.6 as "SM-AD17S Clamp Band Adapters...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,813
Posted By BikeManDan
Possible to shim front derailleur from 34.9 to 28.6?

I know shimming from one size is no problem but TWO sizes? Possible?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By BikeManDan
Update (and conclusion) Replaced the front...

Update (and conclusion)

Replaced the front derailleur with another 34.9mm. Still can't reach small ring with 110 BB. Installed 113mm BB, that did it. Very tricky but now working
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-29-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By BikeManDan
I have the bike at a shop right now where they're...

I have the bike at a shop right now where they're taking out the seized BB (hopefully). I'll give a 113mm spindle a try

It's a triple FD. I said it was an XTR but I was thinking of something...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-29-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By BikeManDan
The proper limit screw is all the way out (not...

The proper limit screw is all the way out (not touching) and the cable is disconnected. The front derailleur is just not capable of reaching (Shimano XTR M950)

Adding spacers would be somewhat...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-28-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By BikeManDan
Small ring sits too close to frame, FD can't shift into it

I'm a bit perplexed about this situation

Vuelta MTB triple with 110mm BB (as called for by the manufacturer)
The small ring apparently sits too close to the frame though because the front...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By BikeManDan
Doh! Should've thought of that. Thanks a million!...

Doh! Should've thought of that. Thanks a million!


Oddly I had to use some teflon tape on the threads of the barrel adjuster so it wouldn't slip. This is a new old stock Weinmann cable
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By BikeManDan
Question about Shimano 3 speed cable attachment

I'm perplexed about how to install a new cable for a Shimano 3 speed. Putting the cable on the shifter makes sense, routing the cable makes sense, but where the cable terminates at the knurled...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-15-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By BikeManDan
Searching for a stub axle for a trailer

I snapped the stub axle on my cheapo kid trailer (turned cargo trailer). I can't seem to locate parts for it; says "CD Cycle Design" on it.

Any leads on where to find replacement stub axles?
If I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By BikeManDan
Above par mixte frames?

Hey all,

I've seen my fair share of run of the mill Raleigh, Peugeot and Centurion low end mixtes and I always love the style but there is hardly anything else impressive about them.

What can...
Forum: Touring 02-15-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By BikeManDan
Touring as a couple

Hey lovely bike folk,

I'm very lucky to have a girlfriend who wants to start touring with me so the gears are beginning to turn in my head about an upcoming tour

Do you have any advice for a...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,882
Posted By BikeManDan
Securing a Brooks saddle

Hey lovely bike folk,

Like many, I love my Brooks; I can't think of riding without it. But, having a hundred dollar saddle precariously perched on an insecure post doesn't sit too well with me....
Forum: Road Cycling 02-08-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By BikeManDan
To reduce quadriceps stress, which way should i slide my saddle? (fore/aft)

Hey all

Ive had on again off again quadriceps tendinitis for 4 years
Riding today pain started to flare up and out of curiosity I felt along my tendon while pushing through my pedal strokes. As I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-30-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By BikeManDan
I seem to recall SA speccing regular cantilever...

I seem to recall SA speccing regular cantilever levers but also recall these being insufficient in actual practice. I'd figure your foremost option are some inline travel adjusters...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-30-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By BikeManDan
No interest?

No interest?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-19-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By BikeManDan
My 3x Cree XR-5 Q5 system up for grabs

Hey all, I have these LEDs I put together over a year ago and couldn't think of anyone who would be interested in them except you guys. Not looking to make money on them really, just want to see them...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-17-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 44,994
Posted By BikeManDan
Berkeley, CA - Street Level Cycles...

Berkeley, CA - Street Level Cycles (http://www.watersideworkshops.org/pages/our-programs/bicycle-program.php)

Alameda, CA - Cycles of Change (http://www.cyclesofchangeapc.org/)

San Francisco,...
Forum: Commuting 12-17-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,266
Posted By BikeManDan
Sorry to hear that rhm! Folding bikes typically...

Sorry to hear that rhm! Folding bikes typically have very short chainstays which was most likely the issue. I've also had issues installing the Chainglider onto a mountain bike frame that had...
Forum: Blogger's Forum 12-17-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By BikeManDan
Thanks for reading :)

Thanks for reading :)
Forum: Commuting 12-14-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,266
Posted By BikeManDan
An extremenely late reply but I retail Hebie...

An extremenely late reply but I retail Hebie chainguards including the Chainglider in the US. I unfortunately only have one more 38T Chainglider model in stock but have plenty of 44T....
Forum: Blogger's Forum 11-22-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By BikeManDan
BikeManDan.com - Bike blog about bikes and biking and bikers..and things

http://www.bikemandan.com

I publish stories I find interesting and also use it to host my travel logs from bike touring. Hope you enjoy :) Feel free to leave comments on the site, always enjoy...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-15-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By BikeManDan
http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/...

http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/TourDay19417_thumb.jpg

I stayed with a warmshowers.org host in Longview on a tour from Portland to Vancouver
Its a tiny little town,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-29-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By BikeManDan
;) I love Seattle too, it is not off my list of...

;)
I love Seattle too, it is not off my list of considerations. Thanks for mentioning R+E, always interested in shops that have adopted a similar idea
Riding from Seattle to Mt Vernon it was a...
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