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06-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By BCDrums

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good...

I am sorry to hear this! I have such good shifting in the front with the bar-end I have that I would be reluctant to change the shifter if it would mean having to find another front derailer that...
06-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis...

A reply from Dennis Hopper, A reply from Dennis Hopper, noted beerophile.
06-12-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

Belly up to the bar-end

I understand. I always disliked downtube shifters, and went to bar-ends in 1980 for a cross-country tour– 3x5 gearing! I have used bar-ends ever since. But I just had a hankering to try Shimano STI...
06-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front...

I am using an old Shimano Deore XT M730 front derailer. Has been on the bike since 1990. I won't be changing that out, because it has shifted reliably for 29 years. But I agree with you that the...
06-11-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

Like you, I am on the middle ring most of the...

Like you, I am on the middle ring most of the time. Triples are a great setup for a rider (me) who needs a very low bailout gear.

Hey, is "brifters" a bad word? What instead?
06-11-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

My current front derailer is 29 years old, a...

My current front derailer is 29 years old, a Shimano Deore. It was on the bike when I bought it. The original chainrings were 48-38-24, and it has always shifted perfectly, even when I went to a 46,...
06-11-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle....

This, from a guy with "farts" in his handle. :foo:



I have no idea what the cool guys call them. I picked up "brifters" from Sheldon.


Merci!
06-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCDrums

Do brifters shift triples well?

After shifting with Shimano bar-ends for more than three decades, I'm going to give brifters a try. I know brifters will shift the rear derailer well, but I use a triple in the front (42-37-24) and I...
06-08-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,975
Posted By BCDrums

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue...

I’d prefer to ride them. But it is hard to argue with your impeccable logic, Richard.
06-07-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,975
Posted By BCDrums

Rule 47

Rule #47//Drink Tripels, don't ride triples. (http://www.velominati.com)
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,820
Posted By BCDrums

Really, who does?:innocent:

Really, who does?:innocent:
06-07-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,975
Posted By BCDrums

I watched your video. Very nice, you have a...

I watched your video. Very nice, you have a pleasant voice. I also got to see how that new-fangled bottom bracket works. Thanks. Other thoughts:


But you don't have to use a wide-range cassette...
06-01-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,359
Posted By BCDrums

Get bottles that match your bar tape or cable...

Get bottles that match your bar tape or cable housings or helmet. Stylin’!
05-30-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By BCDrums

Seems to be a bunch of them....

Seems to be a bunch of them. (http://www.terrybicycles.com/Search?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_r3nBRDxARIsAJljleGTmOfZFXSZqT3EUfs2laiXdwQvOtST48vfzQKOBcVta2WctYMvp5IaArKAEALw_wcB&search=fly+saddle)
05-28-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By BCDrums

I have two floor pumps, and I changed the gauge...

I have two floor pumps, and I changed the gauge on one of them from a 0-220psi range to a 0-100 range, because I am not running tires beyond 50psi any more. The new scale makes it easier to read...
05-26-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By BCDrums

I think you'll be fine and agree that a tad...

I think you'll be fine and agree that a tad undersized is better than a skosh oversized.

I ride on 650b's (ISO 584mm) and I use 26" tubes (ISO 559mm) in them, as recommended by the tire maker....
05-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By BCDrums

My son has his second OT Buckshot 2.0. He bought...

My son has his second OT Buckshot 2.0. He bought the first in January, it failed in April. REI took it back and gave him a refund, and he bought a second one. In spite of its crapping out after three...
05-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By BCDrums

Ben, which Terry Fly are you using? I am...

Ben, which Terry Fly are you using? I am currently riding on an Avocet Touring III. Thanks.
05-23-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By BCDrums

Gee, Bob, that's kind of RetroGrouchy. I am...

Gee, Bob, that's kind of RetroGrouchy. I am familiar with paper maps and cue sheets, having navigated with them on a bike from sea to shining sea. I much prefer audio turn-by-turn navigation, I use...
05-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By BCDrums

I didn't know there was such a thing as bone...

I didn't know there was such a thing as bone conduction headphones. Looks large on the head.

This speaker sure looks popular, 7700 reviews! Too big for me though. I was hoping for something about...
05-22-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By BCDrums

Need a tiny speaker– Can't hear RWGPS

I did a ride today with the bike club, using Ride with GPS navigation for the first time. I have a small handlebar bag, and I put my iPhone in it. It was difficult to hear the cues. I'd rather not...
05-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,608
Posted By BCDrums

I took a chain tool on a cross-country ride and...

I took a chain tool on a cross-country ride and never used it. What are you doing that you need to carry such a tool? “Durable” implies that you expect to use it a lot.
05-18-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,000
Posted By BCDrums

:) Reasonable question. :foo: Still...

:) Reasonable question.


:foo: Still reasonable. The question could be answered without a discussion of triples vs. doubles vs. singles.



:eek: Oooh! That's a provocation. Mentions web...
05-10-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

+1

I agree. The Shaft is a great bike part. I wish they would bring it back.
05-09-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

Aced it

Agree!



Went to my local hardware store (it came up when I searched for Ace, but it's not an Ace) and found a suitable replacement. It's an M5x1.0-30. However, the socket is an 5mm, the...
05-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

That will be the last resort. This seat post has...

That will be the last resort. This seat post has been out of production for a decade, I wonder if they will still remember.
05-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

I don't know much about matching screws. I did...

I don't know much about matching screws. I did see the M8 at Home Despot, the diameter of the shaft looked much larger than the original screw. I wonder ifthis screw is not metric– a 6mm screw is...
05-08-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

I went to Home Despot to try to match the screw...

I went to Home Despot to try to match the screw visually. No luck there. Tomorrow I will begin the Tour of the Hardware Stores.
05-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

Sorry, I have been unclear. I was able to get the...

Sorry, I have been unclear. I was able to get the screw out of the part, and the threads of the part and screw are not damaged. The socket has been rounded. So I'd like to replace it with a new...
05-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By BCDrums

What size socket cap screw on Salsa Shaft?

I have stripped the tilt-adjustment socket cap screw on a Salsa Shaft seat post. I always thought the socket cap was a little loose for a 6mm hex, but today it stripped out. I tried to replace it...
05-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By BCDrums

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC...

I know that riders are 99% satisfied with KMC chains, but I had a problem with the first one I used. It had a bum Missing Link (see photo in post #5...
05-07-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By BCDrums

I have the current Ultegra 11sp free hub. It's...

I have the current Ultegra 11sp free hub. It's inaudible on the road, and only slightly audible in the quiet of my workspace.
05-06-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By BCDrums

Yikes! Home Despot lists the same item as both 50...

Yikes! Home Despot lists the same item as both 50 inches and 50 feet. Since my original post, I have ordered hose by-the-foot from McMaster-Carr. Will report on how that turns out.
05-06-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By BCDrums

Two possibilities that I can think of. ...

Two possibilities that I can think of.

First, you are not putting enough pressure on the link to close it. To do that, close the brakes, stand on the pedal, and the link should close.

Second,...
05-06-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By BCDrums

Well, I inflated a tire to 45psi, using the...

Well, I inflated a tire to 45psi, using the Winters gauge on the pump with a 0-100psi scale. Then I checked the pressure with the Meiser, being careful as Delbiker1 suggested in a previous post, and...
05-06-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By BCDrums

I have read this too. They charge $4 to revamp...

I have read this too. They charge $4 to revamp the gauge.


It's hard to tell without having another known-accurate gauge to compare it to. I'll be satisfied if the new gauge is consistent.
05-05-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By BCDrums

I have used zip ties to hold a hose on a pump ....

I have used zip ties to hold a hose on a pump . No problem with that.
05-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By BCDrums

Silca pump replacement hose

I'd like to have a longer hose on my 1980's Silca Pista pump. Home Despot has this (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-3-8-in-x-50-in-PVC-Air-Hose-576-50A-HOM/305049150), 50 inches long, a good length...
05-04-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By BCDrums

Maybe my unit is a dud, but I never got a seal,...

Maybe my unit is a dud, but I never got a seal, and let lots of air out at the same time.
05-04-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By BCDrums

Yes, that's the style I have. I reversed the...

Yes, that's the style I have. I reversed the rubber piece in the connector to see if that would help, but it didn't.

The reason I asked about this is that I wanted to get another gauge with a...
05-02-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By BCDrums

I have always disliked doing this job because I...

I have always disliked doing this job because I never get the cones set correctly the first time. But I recently watched that video from Art's Cyclery, and used the method of backing out both cones...
05-01-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By BCDrums

I'm a do-less-work guy too. Whenever I am...

I'm a do-less-work guy too. Whenever I am repacking the hub bearings, I remove the freehub body and lube it. For me, this means peeling back the rubber seal and dripping a little 30w oil into it. I...
04-28-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By BCDrums

One of these, perhaps?...

One of these, perhaps? https://www.loosescrews.com/product/stepdown-derailleur-casing-ferrule-m5idm6-m4od/
04-27-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By BCDrums

Meiser Accu-Gage Presta connector

I have an Accu-Gage presta gauge , and I can never get it to work right on a presta valve. It sputters and leaks, and does not hold the pressure reading as its is supposed to do. Is this common? Or...
04-26-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By BCDrums

Mike, when I follow the link I get a package of...

Mike, when I follow the link I get a package of resources. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
04-04-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By BCDrums

650b tubes with smooth valve stems?

I am going to be mounting tires no bigger than 40mm on a new pair of 650b wheels. I'd like to lay in a few appropriate tubes. I have used Michelin Airstops for years; they have been reliable and...
04-04-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By BCDrums

Thanks, everyone, for the great replies. Am...

Thanks, everyone, for the great replies. Am leaning toward Compass Loup Loup front and rear, or maybe a Pari-Moto in the front. Now it's off to tubes in another thread.

Multo grazi!
04-04-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By BCDrums

That's too fat for me. [Avoids sexist song] My...

That's too fat for me. [Avoids sexist song] My frame will fit 44mm at best.
04-03-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By BCDrums

Tom, what rims are you using? Do the tires run a...

Tom, what rims are you using? Do the tires run a true 38mm wide?
04-03-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By BCDrums

That would be a disappointment. Am hoping to get...

That would be a disappointment. Am hoping to get a true 38 or 40mm to make this conversion work the effort.


Will consider!
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