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01-08-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By Eric S.

It worked out fine - I actually went a little too...

It worked out fine - I actually went a little too far and then had to use some soda can shims. I picked up an attachment similar to this at the hardware store.
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01-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By Eric S.

I once used a round grounding attachment on a...

I once used a round grounding attachment on a drill to open up a crown race that wouldn't go on. This was 20 years ago before I had calipers to measure and probably didn't even know about the size...
11-25-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,248
Posted By Eric S.

Guerciotti TSX that I built up in 2014. ...

Guerciotti TSX that I built up in 2014.
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11-16-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Eric S.

It's tough to go off a photo that is not...

It's tough to go off a photo that is not precisely aligned but the non-drive side dropout does appear to be askew.
10-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,020
Posted By Eric S.

I've had the nice Park cutters for years but I...

I've had the nice Park cutters for years but I really don't think they are much better than a basic pair of snips. I've never owned a Dremel or similar tool to use a cutting wheel but that's the way...
10-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,020
Posted By Eric S.

I've been stopped a couple times in Las Vegas but...

I've been stopped a couple times in Las Vegas but not because of my own activity. One time the police asked if I'd seen anyone of a description they gave me, the other time they asked if I'd heard...
10-04-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Eric S.

My 2004 LeMond came with 3T bars and stem in...

My 2004 LeMond came with 3T bars and stem in 25.8mm. The stock bars were 38cm (WAY too narrow for me). In searching for another set I did find some in 25.8mm, but also found on Sheldon Brown's site...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,951
Posted By Eric S.

Sorry, I'm out! The whole point of bicycle...

Sorry, I'm out! The whole point of bicycle commuting is to save money, not spend more than you could get a used car for (I realize US$4,500 is pushing it for a used car these days).

I don't ever...
09-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By Eric S.

I prefer "aged" cables - once the strands wind up...

I prefer "aged" cables - once the strands wind up tight and the stretching is done they feel better. I'll use them as long as possible. I'll move an old rear cable (both brake and derailleur) up to...
09-09-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Eric S.

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I...

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I ordered some Ultegra 8sp wheels from Performance Bike and they took forever to show up; couldn't get an answer as to what was going on. I grew impatient...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,489
Posted By Eric S.

Money Bags! Multiple uses

I found something to be quite useful for many things - bank deposit bags. I first bought a couple for my wife to use one to keep her tip cash in the safe. I used the other one as my commuting tool...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,925
Posted By Eric S.

I bought some A530 pedals a few years ago when...

I bought some A530 pedals a few years ago when they were quite a bit cheaper. I rarely wear street shoes on that bike but would prefer better grip if I did.
06-07-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Eric S.

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun...

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun Ringle wheels. The rear is 135mm with a 8/9/10 cassette. Good sturdy wheels and used to be available for less than $150. If you end up having to...
06-01-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By Eric S.

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in...

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in ages but carry a Rema kit with me. I only carry new, unopened "glue" and have often found that even that will dry out. A while back I bought a...
03-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By Eric S.

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano...

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano 14-28 6sp that cost less than $15 new. I'd tried the SunRace chrome version in 6sp but it made clunking noises while pedaling; tried to "break it in"...
02-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By Eric S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY
02-13-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,934
Posted By Eric S.

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult...

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult life but the entertainment landscape changed in Las Vegas and there is no living to be made performing anymore unless you're married to someone with a...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,473
Posted By Eric S.

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer...

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer that requires a special 5mm hex wrench with a hole for the pin in the skewer. For the rear I put a U-lock on the rear wheel as shown on Sheldon...
02-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By Eric S.

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool...

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool called Freehub Buddy, which injected grease into a freehub. It works well but you had to remove the axle and also remove the dust cap on a Shimano hub,...
02-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,906
Posted By Eric S.

I was riding past a school once (no...

I was riding past a school once (no computer/speedometer) and heard someone yell out "Eighteen!" - it was a motorcycle cop hiding behind a wall. Didn't get a ticket, but he certainly could have...
01-13-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By Eric S.

I used to have a 1988 Sirrus and at that time the...

I used to have a 1988 Sirrus and at that time the only real difference in the frameset of an Allez was that the Allez had a unicrown fork. The lugged Sirrus fork was beautiful - a pleasure to look...
12-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By Eric S.

Wow, a name with fond memories of a time when...

Wow, a name with fond memories of a time when Bicycling was a smart, informative publication.
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12-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By Eric S.

I have 520 pedals on most of my bikes and yes, I...

I have 520 pedals on most of my bikes and yes, I used to be able to find them new online for $25 all the time.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,170
Posted By Eric S.

I've been working a security job for almost 6...

I've been working a security job for almost 6 months and wish I could use drop bars. The work bike has grips with quasi bar ends but it's not enough to avoid hand pain over an 8 hour shift.

Nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,043
Posted By Eric S.

I shouldn't turn this into a Grip Shift...

I shouldn't turn this into a Grip Shift discussion but I love 'em. Inexpensive and they just plain work, in my experience on two of my MTB commuters.
07-31-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,923
Posted By Eric S.

I'd guess you might be able to detect a...

I'd guess you might be able to detect a difference in bearing smoothness. If I were in this buying situation I'd probably go with Tiagra; heck, if I were in the market for a new bike I'd likely look...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,695
Posted By Eric S.

Nashbar used to offer house-brand Kevlar-belted...

Nashbar used to offer house-brand Kevlar-belted 26x1.25 tires that I used for a long time. I forget their pressure rating; maybe 90psi.

I now ride Continental Tour Ride/Ride Tour 26x1.75 at...
06-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,859
Posted By Eric S.

I used to be a pedal snob - rode MTB shoes with...

I used to be a pedal snob - rode MTB shoes with SPD pedals for commuting and changed shoes if going to work. Eventually I found the magic medium with Zefal mini-clips. If you have street shoes that...
06-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Eric S.

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour...

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour (used to be called Tour Ride) in 700x28 for over 3 years and never had a flat. I also have them on two MTB commuters - still never a flat. They run...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By Eric S.

The only downside to commuting is the planning. ...

The only downside to commuting is the planning. Charging batteries, preparing meals, checking the bike long before leaving home in case a tire went flat overnight.
05-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,401
Posted By Eric S.

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it...

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it up, I left the 9sp chain on to see how it would work.

It doesn't!
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