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05-08-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By hermanchauw

9 speed and below are compatible.

9 speed and below are compatible.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By hermanchauw

Flat bar with flat bar levers and bar ends. ...

Flat bar with flat bar levers and bar ends.

Brake levers located as lateral as possible on the flat bar. For maximum braking power and steering torque.

Position 2 is my general purpose...
01-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,490
Posted By hermanchauw

My 1998/99 Voodoo Hoodoo is my general purpose...

My 1998/99 Voodoo Hoodoo is my general purpose bike. As hard as the cargo i am hauling: groceries, trailer with kids...
01-10-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By hermanchauw

Stainless steel spokes vs non-stainless steel

I have always had stainless steel spokes on all my bikes. Would #45 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=45) steel spokes be worse than stainless steel? Weaker, easier to...
01-10-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By hermanchauw

What is the distance from the seat stay bridge...

What is the distance from the seat stay bridge hole and fork hole to the rim? What is the tire size you use? I am thinking of dual pivot calipers of medium reach.
01-03-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By hermanchauw

1. Firstly i assume you have a threadless stem...

1. Firstly i assume you have a threadless stem because it is a new bike, which makes it easy(er) as there are many different stem geometries available ofr threadless. Any brand is good, even...
Forum: Touring
12-28-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By hermanchauw

Dual pivot vs V brake

While there is a lot of talk on rim vs disc brake, how about let's talk about dual pivot caliper brake vs v brake?

I have had much more experience with v brake than c brake but some obsevation of...
12-26-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By hermanchauw

Use an M6 screw and nut (with washers).

Use an M6 screw and nut (with washers).
12-18-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By hermanchauw

Just saw this on Taobao the other day. A...

Just saw this on Taobao the other day.

A 28.6mm spacer with clamp and threaded locknut to preload the...
11-30-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By hermanchauw

Just get 22.2mm drop bar.

Just get 22.2mm drop bar.
11-29-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By hermanchauw

No need to shorten the chain. I had 11-21 and...

No need to shorten the chain. I had 11-21 and 11-32 with the same length and no difference in shifting at all.
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By hermanchauw

Have you tried setting the saddle all the way...

Have you tried setting the saddle all the way forward in the Rockhopper? If not enough range of motion, you could reverse the seat post to increase the forward position.
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By hermanchauw

In order of frustration. 1. Initial...

In order of frustration.

1. Initial alignment was inconsistent. Whethee by squeezing the lever or tightening the pads all the way in. Took me hours to get it just right. Have to squat/sit to look...
Forum: Touring
11-20-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By hermanchauw

Not touring but commuting and want to get the...

Not touring but commuting and want to get the lowest time and effort investment set up.

Started with stock v brake set up. Not satisfied in the rain.

Then tried mechanical disc. Fed up with the...
11-01-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By hermanchauw

9 speed and below are compatible. 10 and above...

9 speed and below are compatible. 10 and above are not.
10-25-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,927
Posted By hermanchauw

1998/99 Voodoo Hoodoo. ...

1998/99 Voodoo Hoodoo.
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Forum: Touring
10-22-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By hermanchauw

I have tried all three combinations: full rear...

I have tried all three combinations: full rear load, front and rear with rear bias, full front load. The best balance is front and rrar with rear bias. Both ends feel planted and plenty of grip. But...
10-19-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By hermanchauw

Remove both derailleurs. Choose a chainring...

Remove both derailleurs.

Choose a chainring and a cog from your existing ones.

Shorten chain.
10-18-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By hermanchauw

Not sure if you need to redish your wheel going...

Not sure if you need to redish your wheel going from 7 to 8 speed. Simpler to just buy an 8/9/10 speed freehub wheel.
10-17-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,968
Posted By hermanchauw

Hardly. That's why i switched from 42-52 to...

Hardly. That's why i switched from 42-52 to 22-32-44.
Forum: Touring
10-17-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,484
Posted By hermanchauw

My cargo bike, which i don't ride whole days in a...

My cargo bike, which i don't ride whole days in a row like touring, my cruising gear is 63.6 inches. For a touring bike meant to be ridden whole days, 84.3 would be plenty.
10-16-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By hermanchauw

Longer stem.

Longer stem.
10-16-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By hermanchauw

Plenty of cheap market bikes come with 1x6 with...

Plenty of cheap market bikes come with 1x6 with no front derailleur, but plastic bash guards on both sides of the chainring.
10-16-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By hermanchauw

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Let me share my set up.

Stainless steel touring front rack plus 2x 22L waste...
10-11-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By hermanchauw

Get the same size spindle length. Unless you want...

Get the same size spindle length. Unless you want to change the chainline.

Cartridge bearing type come in one unit. No need to reuse your old bearings.
10-10-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By hermanchauw

c) outboard bearings die fast(er than inboard...

c) outboard bearings die fast(er than inboard bearings).
09-27-18, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By hermanchauw

3) Save your effort in doing this. Jam an allen...

3) Save your effort in doing this. Jam an allen key of a known thickness (eg 8 or 10mm) between the cage and the seat tube to push the cage to position 2. This also makes it consistent if you need to...
09-24-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By hermanchauw

I was doubtful of it at first. Until i got tired...

I was doubtful of it at first. Until i got tired of rusted cables with conventional housing set up. And the only parts that rusted are those inside the housing. Obviously water went in snd got stuck...
09-24-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By hermanchauw

Do you mean big chainring and big cog? If yes,...

Do you mean big chainring and big cog? If yes, the chain is not supposed to be used like that. There are better gear combinations that are kinder to the chain with lesser lateral flex.
09-21-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By hermanchauw

That link selling overpriced. They cost only...

That link selling overpriced. They cost only cents in taobao.
09-20-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By hermanchauw

Best i don't know. But i have used Z (don't know...

Best i don't know. But i have used Z (don't know which exact model) and X8 and never noticed any difference.
09-19-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By hermanchauw

I aligned mine with the middle of the smallest...

I aligned mine with the middle of the smallest cog. Didn't realise that it's not textbook method. Lol. Anyway i was trained in Park Tool method but don't refer to it when setting up, just screwing in...
09-19-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By hermanchauw

The specs that you need to know to get the right...

The specs that you need to know to get the right square taper bb.

1. Bb shell type (threading).
2. Shell width.
3. Spindle type (JIS or ISO) Asian ones are usually unspecified and are presumed...
09-19-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By hermanchauw

Ef51 is still easily available in taobao. Also...

Ef51 is still easily available in taobao. Also newer Ef65 and older Ef29.
09-18-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By hermanchauw

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Use full length housing and you can route them any way you like.
09-13-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,870
Posted By hermanchauw

SUperglue. If it doesn't stick, apply more.

SUperglue. If it doesn't stick, apply more.
09-13-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By hermanchauw

After i knew about taobao agent, i bought all my...

After i knew about taobao agent, i bought all my parts from taobao. Hehe.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By hermanchauw

Cantis need more adjusting but vs no. With cantis...

Cantis need more adjusting but vs no. With cantis the straddle cable can be higher or lower, shorter or longer and the mechanical advantage changes as the brake arms move. With vs there is only one...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By hermanchauw

Rim brakes are easier to work with. You can...

Rim brakes are easier to work with.

You can get these to maximize braking with rim brakes:
1. 130mm v brakes
2. 4 finger levers
4. Kool stop pads

Another thing you can consider is flexible v...
09-01-18, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By hermanchauw

1. What are you trying to achieve by going 7...

1. What are you trying to achieve by going 7 speed?

2.. Are you planning to use the same wheel with 7 speed freewheel?

3. Is your frame steel?
08-30-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By hermanchauw

Not 23.8 but if you could get a 22.2 pursuit bar,...

Not 23.8 but if you could get a 22.2 pursuit bar, you can do like this.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1136x640/img_3422_18415921b43af6bd061443e71ed3a30e776cdcd0.png
Forum: Commuting
08-27-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By hermanchauw

I have found over the years that rigid...

I have found over the years that rigid boxes/baskets are better than flexible panniers. They hold their opening and shape. No need to open and close for loading and unloading. And easier to secure...
08-27-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By hermanchauw

the separate trigger shifters would have the...

the separate trigger shifters would have the index finger lever under the bar instead of over as in the EF series. Under the bar is closer to the resting position of my index fingers. Less reaching...
08-09-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By hermanchauw

B'twin/Ursus has an extra wide stance double leg...

B'twin/Ursus has an extra wide stance double leg stand. I used it before and it is very stable....
08-06-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By hermanchauw

Off topic. But online sources say that Octalink...

Off topic. But online sources say that Octalink has pretty much died out due to the small sized bearings that often failed much faster tha the old square taper. That's why external bearing types were...
08-06-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By hermanchauw

And if the seller doesn't know, ask other sellers.

And if the seller doesn't know, ask other sellers.
08-06-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By hermanchauw

A faster way is not to lube it. Just use...

A faster way is not to lube it. Just use cartridge bearing type. Takes years before you need to replace if. And replacing takes less time than opening, cleaning, degreasing, regreasing and assembling.
08-06-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By hermanchauw

If the frame flexes during braking, you can...

If the frame flexes during braking, you can consider installing a brake booster. Reduces flex and squeal and improves efficiency.
08-04-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By hermanchauw

[QUOTE=Rick7A;20487389]I bought a used Giant...

[QUOTE=Rick7A;20487389]I bought a used Giant Sedona LX hybrid style bike. I estimate it to be 10 years old. Works fine, but the grip shifters were thrashed - gooey and hard to move. So, based on a...
08-04-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By hermanchauw

Assuming everything is functioning well. For...

Assuming everything is functioning well.

For me only the rear wheel is the deal breaker. Not cheap to buy new with shipping and may not get a suitable used one. Other parts are easier to replace....
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