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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By robo
I don't think he's even considering 'cheap thick...

I don't think he's even considering 'cheap thick rubberwall cruiser' tires. His comparisons have always been with other good quality and well regarded tires, including tires made by Panaracer who...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By robo
Jan Heine (who runs Compass Tires and Bicycle...

Jan Heine (who runs Compass Tires and Bicycle Quarterly) makes a big deal out of sidewall flexibility. According to his opinions and testing, supple sidewalls do make a difference to rolling...
Forum: Want To Buy 07-18-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By robo
WTB: Spoke tension gauge (Park TM-1 or similar)

Looking for a Park TM-1 or similar spoke tension gauge.

Figured someone might have bought one of these in the past with wheel-building ambitions and it's now gathering dust? :)

Thanks
robo
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-06-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By robo
(OK, if you edited out your snark, I'll edit out...

(OK, if you edited out your snark, I'll edit out my retort :P)

Anyway... I might play around with the level pull settings, and will let my wife ride on the brakes for a bit to see if they improve...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-06-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By robo
Why do multiple people in this thread think i'm...

Why do multiple people in this thread think i'm talking about a road bike? :lol:

Anyhow, thanks for the link, and yes, the specs do say these brakes are designed for linear pull levers.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-06-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By robo
Thanks dynaryder - Good point about the levers....

Thanks dynaryder - Good point about the levers. It definitely _feels_ like I'm simply not getting enough leverage from the brake lever. I'll play with that when I get home. I just looked up the model...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By robo
From the photo, that bike is probably a 1994...

From the photo, that bike is probably a 1994 model with an upgraded (1996-97) XT rear derailleur. Definitely not '89-90.

If you know the problem is with the shifters, I would suggest trying to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By robo
It's pretty obviously 26", just based on its age...

It's pretty obviously 26", just based on its age +/- a decade.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By robo
You said this is for a cargo bike? That seems...

You said this is for a cargo bike? That seems like a really good application for something cheap, reliable, and tried-and true, and where tiny weight savings don't matter. You know, like... stainless...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By robo
You might have more luck on the Classic and...

You might have more luck on the Classic and Vintage forum, or a place like mtbr's Vintage, Retro, Classic forum.

FWIW, I can't ID your frame, but would point out that while Ritchey (both the guy,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By robo
Thanks. Looks like I can get an Avid BB7 caliper...

Thanks. Looks like I can get an Avid BB7 caliper on eBay for a bit under $40. I'm guessing the cables, rotor, and brake lever should be fine as is. Might be worth upgrading the front brake anyway.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-02-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,139
Posted By robo
Bending steel forks back into alignment is...

Bending steel forks back into alignment is definitely a thing, and a good bike shop should be able to do it.

I had the fork on my '93 Stumpjumper bent slightly during a move, and I was able to get...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-02-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By robo
Make Tektro Novela brakes suck less?

(backstory)

My wife and I have been getting back into mountain biking after moving back to the US. I have a good mountain bike I built back in 2005, but my wife has been using her old single-speed...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-13-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By robo
Or to be a non-smartass, one could Google "Voodoo...

Or to be a non-smartass, one could Google "Voodoo Bizango" and see that it's a 29" Hardtail mountain bike.

Tough to mount full fenders on these though.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-12-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By robo
Storage solution for hitch-mount rear carrier (Yakima HoldUp)?

I just installed a trailer hitch on my car and bought a Yakima HoldUp (HoldUp 1-1/4" | Yakima (http://www.yakima.com/shop/bike/hitch/holdup125)). The carrier is pretty good while on the car, but off...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-04-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
Yep, I was thinking about this. A piece of...

Yep, I was thinking about this. A piece of leather or sheet rubber inserted between the cables and frame would probably do a decent job of protecting the bike. The top tube hook is really just to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-03-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
Hm.. Don't like that idea at all. It's still...

Hm.. Don't like that idea at all. It's still pressing down on the fender, with or without some foam padding...

BTW, I heard back from Kuat, and they said it probably wouldn't work with the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-02-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
Yeah - i've sent them an email. Hopefully will...

Yeah - i've sent them an email. Hopefully will hear back soon!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-02-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
So would the clamping arm on the front wheel work...

So would the clamping arm on the front wheel work OK if you tried clamping to a spot on the wheel that was 6-8" further forward?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-02-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
The top tube clamping carriers do avoid the...

The top tube clamping carriers do avoid the fenders, but most of our bikes have top tube routed cables, making that a bit iffy. Clamping the wheels seems to make the most sense overall... which I why...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-02-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By robo
Trailer hitch bike carriers and fenders...

I'm looking into mounting a trailer hitch to my car (2007 Honda Fit) for the purpose of using a hitch mounted bike carrier. I'm looking at the type that supports the bikes by the wheels, as this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By robo
I'm pretty certain the assembly is correct,...

I'm pretty certain the assembly is correct, especially as I simply loosened the bolt enough to pull the old pad out and slide the post of the new one in.

After a ~2 hour ride yesterday the pads...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-09-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By robo
Suntour XC Canti brakes - can't get new pads tight enough!

I have a new old bike, with circa 1990 Suntour XC canti brakes. They're conventional cantis on the front, 'self energizing' on the back, but the pad mounting mechanism is the same front and back....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By robo
Thanks, so it seems like I'm looking for angular...

Thanks, so it seems like I'm looking for angular contact sealed bearings with ID 15mm x OD 28mm x Width 7mm Dimensions (got those from the BocaBearings site, but will try to confirm).

These are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By robo
Super grindy cartridge bearings in old Specialized (Sansin?) tandem rear hub

I recently acquired an old but good quality tandem (Burley Bossa Nova). I'm estimating that it's from about 1990 (due to having Suntour XC Pro, with indexed barcons, but a 6 speed freewheel... seems...
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