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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-09-14, 11:09 PM
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Posted By toolong
please delete this post

please delete
Forum: Touring 08-17-13, 04:53 PM
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Posted By toolong
Manufacturing a custom touring handlebar

Hi,
I've had an S&S bike for over 6 years now. About 3 years ago I switched from drop bars to a horn bar with mtb bar ends configuration. The main motivation was to make the bike easier to pack into...
Forum: Triathlon 08-15-13, 10:30 AM
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Posted By toolong
good tt brake levers - my tektro eats cables

Hi,
I ride all kinds of brakes on mtb, road bikes, the tt tektro tl720 are the worst brake lever I've ever used. It seems to be designed to stretch the cable near the head until it snaps. I have a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By toolong
Just sad that there is yet another shifter ratio....

Just sad that there is yet another shifter ratio. As to why I want to go 10sp: 11-36 cassettes, can't do that in 9sp. I'd happily stick to 9sp otherwise. That and my drivetrain is pretty dead...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By toolong
That is disappointing. I was hoping to switch to...

That is disappointing. I was hoping to switch to a shadow derailleur + 11-36 cassette. I guess I'll have to mix&match 3 groupsets to make it work. 10speed 7600 barshifters, 9speed shadow + 10speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By toolong
10speed mtb + what durace shifter?

I'd like to run new shimano 10speed drivetrain with a durace barend shifter(in index mode). Does 10sp mtb use 7900-style cable pull ratio or will it work with 7800 shifters instead(or both?)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By toolong
OS stem with lots of stack height

Hi,
I'm trying to reduce the amount of flex on a bike's frontend. It has a carbon steerer and a few spacers under the stem. Could anyone recommend a stem with lots of stack height?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-27-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By toolong
Any idea where you can buy such bars? Do you know...

Any idea where you can buy such bars? Do you know if the bar in the picture is aluminum? Mine is steel.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-27-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By toolong
Alternatively it could be using split drop bars...

Alternatively it could be using split drop bars that come on $100 walmart road bikes. That's what I did.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-25-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By toolong
Danscomp.com is a great source for spokes. they...

Danscomp.com is a great source for spokes. they cut spokes in any size you want. Not sure if they do 13ga.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-23-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By toolong
First of all thanks for all of the IGH trivia....

First of all thanks for all of the IGH trivia. From the catalog looks like sturmey 3speed hubs come in every hub spacing size imaginable, so I'm not worried about fititng the right bike. I was more...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-22-09, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By toolong
sturmey disc 3speed

I noticed in the sturmey catalog the X-RK3 disc 3 speed hub. From googling, it seems that the hub exists in the wild, but I can't find it for sale anywhere. Does anyone know if it has been...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By toolong
Thanks for your help. I managed to improvise a...

Thanks for your help. I managed to improvise a c-clip tool, but i'll definetly visit an automive store before I have any more sturmey c-clip fun....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-11-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By toolong
what's the proper way to spread the sturmey...

what's the proper way to spread the sturmey c-clip?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-10-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By toolong
stumped by sturmey 8speed disc install

This is directed at people who know how to get a sturmey out of retail packaging and get it into a frame on their own.
I'm having issues with these steps in the manual:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-11-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By toolong
what kind of pedals are you using?

what kind of pedals are you using?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,155
Posted By toolong
Actually you may want to get a better seatpost. I...

Actually you may want to get a better seatpost. I had the same problems. I'd break all kinds of saddles within a year due to having them as far back as I need to be comfortable with my long legs.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-09-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By toolong
I don't have any photos or concrete plans. I'd...

I don't have any photos or concrete plans. I'd recommend that you get the 3speed variant for $450-500ish unless you love tricky projects. They are a bit hard to find but should work. Otherwise if you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-05-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By toolong
I wasn't aware 700C Dahons were still being made....

I wasn't aware 700C Dahons were still being made. I think ritchey breakaway is the same bike and from what I've read the frame isn't as stiff as S&S and the big is actually over airline limit.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-04-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By toolong
Surly is way too expensive. Last time i looked at...

Surly is way too expensive. Last time i looked at it was cheaper to buy the crosscheck and get someone to slice it for you. I wouldn't call surly a mass market brand. Dahons aren't fullsize. I can't...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-04-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By toolong
Mass-market(as in bikesdirect, perf bike) with S&S couplings

I've been riding and travelling with my S&Sed soma travel bike for a few months and I love it. Unfortunately, even with the cheapest possible components the bike ended up costing a lot. It's also a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By toolong
I have a 130mm bontrager road hub that i'd like...

I have a 130mm bontrager road hub that i'd like to reuse on a 135mm frame. How do respace the hub upwards? Do you need any extra parts?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By toolong
threaded quil fork -> normal fork + stem?

I have an aluminum frame with a quill stem and a threaded headset. When I upgrade the fork, can I go with an unthreaded steerer if I replace the stem/headset? Will the frame take a normal headset?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-13-08, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By toolong
The current rear brake is almost useless. I was...

The current rear brake is almost useless. I was thinking of welding on a disc caliper mount onto the rear part of the bike and drill a 6bolt pattern into a cog so i could mount a disc rotor on it......
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By toolong
Ok, so this project was a failure. I got my IGH +...

Ok, so this project was a failure. I got my IGH + tomicog, it fit perfectly into the dropouts, but turned out that the exposed part of the rear axle is not as wide as the hub spacing :( So the...
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