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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 236
Posted By bradtx
mfcity, With a square taper crank set, the crank...

mfcity, With a square taper crank set, the crank set determines BB spindle length. There's often a little wiggle room which is dependent on frame interference. Octalink has a dedicated BB for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By bradtx
If the new freehub is 8,9, and 10S compatible,...

If the new freehub is 8,9, and 10S compatible, you will need a 4.5 mm spacer to install before the cassette. A bike shop can do what you need pretty inexpensively, unless you need to lay out moola...
Forum: Touring 07-28-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bradtx
I am guessing that you no longer have the '86 ST?...

I am guessing that you no longer have the '86 ST? The chain stays are pretty long to be a SR based frame...

Brad
Forum: Touring 07-28-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bradtx
Well, that's a nice feature for the...

Well, that's a nice feature for the OP...delighted to be incorrect!

Brad
Forum: Touring 07-28-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bradtx
I don't see why not as long as you are...

I don't see why not as long as you are comfortable on it. I wouldn't expect it to have provisions for a low rider front rack, but there are other options.

Brad
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By bradtx
masi61, I've had a set of 28H OP CD rims since...

masi61, I've had a set of 28H OP CD rims since about '97 and I weighed about 200-210 lb for much of their service period. They use 2.0-1.8 DT spokes and 7700 hubs. They were a good build and have...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By bradtx
Bruce, Has the asymmetrical rim failed? Brad

Bruce, Has the asymmetrical rim failed?

Brad
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 804
Posted By bradtx
Kevindale, In the mid '80s there were some...

Kevindale, In the mid '80s there were some Cannondales that were mis handled prior to heat treating. Most failed quality inspection, but a small number did reach consumers with very slightly bowed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 827
Posted By bradtx
It's the rare Cannondale SR that can fit a 28 mm...

It's the rare Cannondale SR that can fit a 28 mm tire, on rare occasions a 25 mm tire is too large.

Brad
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 827
Posted By bradtx
repechage, There really isn't much effort...

repechage, There really isn't much effort involved to install a 130 mm OLD hub into a 126 mm spaced frame. My '89 Cannondale has had them for years.

batemapa, I agree with the poster above who...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By bradtx
Bruce, I have an asymmetrical rear rim on my...

Bruce, I have an asymmetrical rear rim on my mountain bike, symmetrical rims on everything else.

The asymmetrical rim does reduce both the bracing angle difference and the difference in the DS...
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By bradtx
Steve, I have a set of Profile Airstryke aero...

Steve, I have a set of Profile Airstryke aero bars on my distance roadie and they were good with supporting ~20 lb. using a repurposed top bag. I like the Airstrykes because when not in use they...
Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By bradtx
Steve, As you can see from the photos, almost...

Steve, As you can see from the photos, almost anything can be an ultra light touring bike.

I've experimented with my distance roadie, but I keep going back to my touring bikes. They work quite...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By bradtx
El Gato27, I use the CO2 cartridges mainly for...

El Gato27, I use the CO2 cartridges mainly for the smaller and much higher pressure tires. I use a mini pump to set the bead, check tube positioning and so on. Then finish off with the CO2. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By bradtx
SL67, It may simply be the paint where there was...

SL67, It may simply be the paint where there was a void between the weld and the metal. Could be a tube fracture, either way you're going to need to remove the paint to see. I've heard that air...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,877
Posted By bradtx
I see no reason not to buy a touring bike. They...

I see no reason not to buy a touring bike. They have a slack geometry and a long wheelbase that contributes to stability and the gearing they generally have should work well with a light load and...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,435
Posted By bradtx
That combo works well when riding with other...

That combo works well when riding with other roadies in a pack. Not so applicable for commuters or touring riders, tho' surely some will prefer those chain rings. I just don't remember anyone using...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,435
Posted By bradtx
Possibly because we're re-entering the realm of...

Possibly because we're re-entering the realm of widely spaced rear mechs again?

Brad
Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By bradtx
Meltuly, Welcome to the forum. The only...

Meltuly, Welcome to the forum.

The only brand you listed that is sold in NA is the Giant, which is a respected brand. As a complete newbie to bicycling I think you might be happier with the flat...
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By bradtx
Oddest Prime, Welcome to the forum. I used...

Oddest Prime, Welcome to the forum.

I used my mountain bike for awhile before building up a drop bar touring bike. It wasn't ideal for me plus I still use the bike on technical trails, so few...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By bradtx
Kamakazi skunk, Welcome to the forum. As...

Kamakazi skunk, Welcome to the forum.

As Jeff noted, there is some latitude WRT tire size. Sometimes the difference in tires marked as the same size, but from different manufacturers can vary...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By bradtx
luckstar69, Welcome to the forum. ...

luckstar69, Welcome to the forum.

Unwelcomed noises are the hardest to diagnose over the internet. Thankfully you have isolated the cause to a component assembly. It can be the spokes, the hub...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By bradtx
mcompton1973, I'll clean and re lube the hubs,...

mcompton1973, I'll clean and re lube the hubs, the head set, and a non sealed bottom bracket. True the wheels. New tires, tubes, and rim tape. Brake pads can be sanded to expose fresh rubber, but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By bradtx
zeejet, The Cannondales were hand made and as...

zeejet, The Cannondales were hand made and as such one frame is not identical to another. Generally a 25 mm tire is as large as can be fitted in the rear, sometimes not. The rear brake can also be...
Forum: Touring 07-17-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By bradtx
fishboat, My sister has a Trek Skye that would...

fishboat, My sister has a Trek Skye that would fulfill your requirements. It's a hybrid with a mountain bike flavor. Anything along those lines should be okay.

Brad
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