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05-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By mrrabbit

Technically, all modern day rims are tubeless...

Technically, all modern day rims are tubeless ready.

You can take pretty much any clincher rim and convert it to tubeless. It's all about proper installation of the right kind of tape and sealant...
04-29-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By squirtdad

if it is an older one, check out the classic and...

if it is an older one, check out the classic and vintage forum
04-29-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By ManekiNico

Have you checked out the Road forum on...

Have you checked out the Road forum on Retrobike.co.uk (https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forums/#road.56)? They’re big on British frame builders and bikes, but there are a few members who have restored...
04-27-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Hailstorm_7

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04-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I would love to meet a pro mechanic who has never...

I would love to meet a pro mechanic who has never done this. As I always say, there are two kinds of mechanics, those who have incorrectly routed the chain through a derailleur and liars.;)
04-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We see this problem every so often as more try to...

We see this problem every so often as more try to fix their bikes at home. But usually when the chain is running on the wrong side of that cage tab it also makes some noise and has a rough/notchy...
02-28-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,891
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Zombie thread for sure, but it was fun to read...

Zombie thread for sure, but it was fun to read through and see responses from long gone members like Sydney And Sheldon, RIP.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,211
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You will have trouble on this forum finding...

You will have trouble on this forum finding anyone that will tell you to not get them. My Ortlieb rollers are 10 years old. Not cheap, but lasts a long time. A bit heavier than some of the other...
02-14-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,055
Posted By HillRider

Years ago Buhl Planetarium here in Pittsburgh...

Years ago Buhl Planetarium here in Pittsburgh had, as one of its scientific displays, a bicycle powered generator that had the rear tire driving a friction roller. It was wired to a panel board with...
02-09-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By urbanknight

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and...

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and fast response, but they verified that all their 39-46T chainrings are meant for doubles only. I told them they might want to update the description...
02-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By HillRider

Neither. The OP was told by the seller that the...

Neither. The OP was told by the seller that the 39T chainring he received, which was stated to have the various shifting aids and came without them, would work. My point was the all of the triple...
01-16-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By JohnDThompson

Modern Campagnolo derailleurs are 10 x 1mm...

Modern Campagnolo derailleurs are 10 x 1mm thread. Nuovo Record is 10mm x 26tpi, just different enough to make a bit of struggle mounting on a non-Campagnolo hanger.



Not sure how to explain...
12-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By bibliobob

Resurrecting this Zombie Thread with New Photos

I haven't posted here in a long time, but figured that I'd share some photos of my most recent build. The rose Cinelli that i posted here ended up being too small for me, and i sold it to a CR list...
12-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dan Burkhart

In my view, thru axles are more of an advancement...

In my view, thru axles are more of an advancement than a fad and here for the long haul.
12-04-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By HillRider

A small point but Octalink cranks were called...

A small point but Octalink cranks were called Hollowtech but Hollowtech 1. The current external bearing versions are Hollowtech II.

That said, I had excellent service from two 9-speed Ultegra...
11-21-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By JohnDThompson

Can you get the fixed cup out? If so, you can...

Can you get the fixed cup out? If so, you can remove the spindle and balls and use the "Sheldon Brown Method" to get the adjustable cup out:
...
11-15-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By HillRider

Overfilling a hub with grease is commonly done as...

Overfilling a hub with grease is commonly done as the excess does squeeze out but forms a seal that keeps out water and dirt. It's a feature, not a bug.
09-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By branko_76

rosefarts, I have at least three generations of...

rosefarts, I have at least three generations of Zefal HP and HPX pumps, I'm curious which one yours is. Can you post a photo of it?
09-28-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By branko_76

HPX3 is the size (length) of the pump. There used...

HPX3 is the size (length) of the pump. There used to be HPX1, HPX2, HPX3 and HPX4, all the same, just sized for different frames.

Did you buy the kit from Zefal?
09-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,600
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes, here it is ...

Yes, here it is
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09-14-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By gearbasher

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one...

I had a double blowout and I was carrying one spare tube and a patch kit. I figured, I'm golden. I put the spare tube in the front wheel and proceeded to pump it with my Silca. Three strokes later,...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By scarlson

PSA about Shimano dynamo cones interchangeability

Just posting this for posterity, in case anyone else has this problem in the future and wants to search for answers.

I recently had a problem with my Shimano DH-3N30 hub, which I had gotten for...
06-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By rccardr

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06-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By rccardr

Just Gonna Drop This Out Here...Richard Sachs Content

After many years of looking, finally found an early production Richard Sachs frame in my size. Long story about obtaining it, but finalized in a middle of the night meeting in a hotel lobby. ...
04-26-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By HillRider

Self-extracting crank bolts far proceeded...

Self-extracting crank bolts far proceeded Octalink cranks and were provided on several square taper cranks and sold as an aftermarket part. Also, only Ultegra and Dura Ace Octalink cranks had...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,565
Posted By wphamilton

It was my first bike commute to my new job - it's...

It was my first bike commute to my new job - it's been flooding here so I wanted to drive until I got a full access badge to sneak in and change if necessary. Otherwise an executive had to come...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,565
Posted By HardyWeinberg

24F, dry, nice ...

24F, dry, nice


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02-08-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By TallRider

Immediately after reading your post, it was clear...

Immediately after reading your post, it was clear this would work well. And it did. I'm kind of embarrassed to not have thought of this. Thank you.
02-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got a bike with brazed-on centerpulls.You...

I've got a bike with brazed-on centerpulls.You want to push it around the knob on the caliper.

A small open ended combination wrench should do the trick.Catch the bottom of the spring in the jaws...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,565
Posted By noglider

Hi folks! My semester at college started this...

Hi folks! My semester at college started this week, so I'm commuting again. I'm trying new routes. I was taking a 5.7-mile route which included the Greenway, one of NYC's best bike routes. Instead,...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 115,565
Posted By wphamilton

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist...

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist to the same place! Unless there's snafu in the paperwork and red tape I'll be a consultant for the parent company of the one I just left!

Only...
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,612
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think the definitions matter because it's...

I don't think the definitions matter because it's not a competition but I tend to think of bike packing as something similar to hiking, on more remote or rugged trails and such, not whether one uses...
01-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By DaveSSS

Just buy a 12-32 centaur cassette.

Just buy a 12-32 centaur cassette.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By alan s

Assess yourself for 2020!

How are things looking for the year ahead? What did you learn last year that you can apply for this year? I found that slowing down a bit and varying the route makes for an enjoyable commute.
12-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By hhk25

I removed the valve core and voila, the tire...

I removed the valve core and voila, the tire seated in nicely. Thanks well biked.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By blackieoneshot

Commuting on a bike gives me a primal connection...

Commuting on a bike gives me a primal connection to the changing of the seasons. It's an unexpected, but treasured, benefit of traveling by bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By BobbyG

...if only I could!

...if only I could!
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,759
Posted By redlude97

Another option would be the new E500 replacement...

Another option would be the new E500 replacement for A530
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12-10-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By dim

my setup on my Miyata 1000 .... (my...

my setup on my Miyata 1000 .... (my commuter/touring bike and audax bike)

Son 28 Dynamo Hub

Supernova E3 Triple front light (connected to the Son 28 Dynamo Hub)

Supernova E3 Tail light 2...
12-08-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,071
Posted By dedhed

There is this 12/6/2019 blog post. ...

There is this 12/6/2019 blog post.
https://problemsolversbike.com/index.php/article/travel-agent-making-five-star-trips-possible-when-your-levers-dont-match-your-brakes
12-05-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By noglider

This might be a good winter

My motivation to ride in the winter ebbs and flows, but yesterday and today, I felt really good on the bike. For what it's worth, I'm talking about commuting, not recreation/fitness rides. About...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,229
Posted By MAK

Attn MODS...Suggestion for a new forum

I think it's time for a new BIKEPACKING FORUM, either as a stand alone or a Touring sub-forum. The bikes are often different, the bags are different, the load carried is different due to bag...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,585
Posted By dedhed

As someone who works in Public works in a med...

As someone who works in Public works in a med large city, Yeah, we're not coming out to adjust anything.
It's hard enough to keep up with things broken, much less things that aren't really broken,...
11-14-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By unterhausen

Been a while since I set it up, but I am using a...

Been a while since I set it up, but I am using a supernova taillight with my Pure. And you can't use that taillight without going through a supernova headlight. The taillight is amazing. It's so...
11-13-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By unterhausen

he posted a hi-res picture up thread. The...

he posted a hi-res picture up thread. The markings are non-existent or really faint on some parts. Hi-res is here: https://imgur.com/Sc1bdUM

Some of the circuitry is probably for the stand light....
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,510
Posted By suncruiser

This is actually right up the alley of what I'm...

This is actually right up the alley of what I'm looking for, thanks! I'm between that and the Panaracer Gravelking, both with gumwalls.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
10-03-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,256
Posted By noglider

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