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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-11-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,760
Posted By roobydoo
I taped the bolts to the opposite side of the...

I taped the bolts to the opposite side of the wheel, kept on adjusting till the wheel didn't fall either way, then weighed the tape and bolts.

I am mostly stunned at how a wheel can have that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-10-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,760
Posted By roobydoo
UPDATE: Wheels were out of balance 17g towards...

UPDATE:
Wheels were out of balance 17g towards the pinned joint.
that's the equivalent of two 1/4x1" bolts !
After drilling 14 holes in the inner rim I have not made a dent in the weight
A...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-25-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By roobydoo
I simply don't like adding weight to my bike. I...

I simply don't like adding weight to my bike. I only run a camelback.
I never even added a bottle holder to either of my new bikes.
Over the bumps all that water goes up and down with the bike. ...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-24-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,564
Posted By roobydoo
Since you have already spent the money on the...

Since you have already spent the money on the bike, tires are still the most economical fix/solution
Schwalbe Marathon and Vittoria Randonneur series are both excellent fast rolling city tires with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By roobydoo
First - is it beyond warranty? - if not sure,...

First - is it beyond warranty? - if not sure, obviously worth checking out.
Was it bought locally? - if not, time to get that relationship going with the local shop.

Most shops will not tell you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By roobydoo
Sounds alot like what I'm doing. New hubs, wide...

Sounds alot like what I'm doing. New hubs, wide 23mm rims, spokes, DIY wheel build. New suntour 7spd rear.
Brake shifters and new bar wrap. Overall same weight.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By roobydoo
Here's my solution. A little drop. Urethane foam...

Here's my solution. A little drop. Urethane foam buildup on lower bars.
I think it turned out well but I may have wrapped in reverse just to make it work
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By roobydoo
Okay, so a little forward on the bars, a little...

Okay, so a little forward on the bars, a little back on the brifters....
Looking at my photo's again I also noticed the cross brifters are angled a little further back than I realized, may have been...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-20-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By roobydoo
Help fitting brifters brake/shifters to vintage road bike? solution found!

Ok, I'm in a bit of a bind, It seems that vintage 1"/25.4mm bars are sparse, unless you pillage the scrap yard regularly.

My Sora series brifters don't sit right;
Too far forward and it feels...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-20-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By roobydoo
Interesting, I will see if that comes up as a...

Interesting, I will see if that comes up as a suggestion from my local MD's, if not I might ask why.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-20-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By roobydoo
Ok thanks, We have a sports medicine place in...

Ok thanks, We have a sports medicine place in town, I will see if I need a referral to go there or if I can sign up as a client directly.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-20-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By roobydoo
Weak/strained knee - who should I see for help on improving it's health?

Ok,
Basically, my right knee is good to go for cycling, I can do 20-30Km without problem, but I have a nagging twinge/spasm when doing other movement.
It keeps me from doing lunges/squats to help...
Forum: Eastern Canada 03-15-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By roobydoo
As a short run powder coater (based in ON) the...

As a short run powder coater (based in ON) the stripping is your challenge. Honestly at $120 you've already got a decent price. I would charge $50 flat rate for the Powder coating if it's stripped...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-09-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By roobydoo
No matter what they may look like, full fenders...

No matter what they may look like, full fenders on a commuter bike will be a major help!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-06-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By roobydoo
Been there, done that, had to re-lace. My...

Been there, done that, had to re-lace.
My problem was, I followed the divots left on an old set of hubs, assuming they must be right. Little did I know that they must have been laced onto a rim with...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,292
Posted By roobydoo
I can respect that, it's just that marketing in...

I can respect that, it's just that marketing in the cycling industry is targeted largely at elite atheletes. So opinion as to which wheel is better is less relevant to the enthusiast level. If it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,109
Posted By roobydoo
WHY? why not just buy the widest cyclocross...

WHY?
why not just buy the widest cyclocross tire that will fit in the 700 frame?
If it does it not come with wheels, most road bike enthusiats are more likely to upgrade wheels than anyone else in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-12, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,292
Posted By roobydoo
Most factory bikes save money on wheels. Unless...

Most factory bikes save money on wheels. Unless you are looking at $2000+ bikes, there is no clear winner, they are all likely to just be average.
Things you may want to care about more than...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,652
Posted By roobydoo
As you can see, I was able to drop them down to...

As you can see, I was able to drop them down to 936g from ~1300, I missed taking a picture before drilling the pilot holes, so I only have the listed weight to go by.

You can still find sheba's on...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-02-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By roobydoo
Devest8r has a real tough sidewall so a lighter...

Devest8r has a real tough sidewall so a lighter tube should hold up well.
Will have to give that a try. - are they difficult to inflate/seat compared to the regular tubes?
Apparently my Sheba...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-02-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By roobydoo
You don't need electric to be re-useable -...

You don't need electric to be re-useable - Click'n'heat gel packs are re-useable and the smallest ones are less than 2x2".
Saw them at the Auto show and grabbed a couple, all you do is put them in...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-02-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By roobydoo
Thanks, but so far no concrete answers. Looks...

Thanks, but so far no concrete answers. Looks like I may be a guinea pig.... really want to try them..
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-01-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 19,332
Posted By roobydoo
Thanks a bunch - looks like what I was after - ...

Thanks a bunch - looks like what I was after -
As per building stuff - I've spent 10 years restoring my 100yr old house from the studs in, and then added a 800sqft addition on top, doing most ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-01-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,232
Posted By roobydoo
We have a non-profit drop in center for people to...

We have a non-profit drop in center for people to help fix up old bikes and then give them to people that need them or sell the better ones to raise funds. Plenty of interaction and foot traffic. ...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By roobydoo
Newer Shimano is super simple to bleed without a...

Newer Shimano is super simple to bleed without a kit, but the age of the bike indicates a trip to your local bike store,
The kit is still likely cheaper than new hydraulic brakes.
Having a pro do...
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