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08-01-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By BikeManDan

Dura Ace AX pedals - bearings loose

I have a bike in the shop with those funky 32mm Dura Ace pedals. Both have about 1/2" of play (very loose). I took one apart thinking maybe it had the wrong size BBs but they seem to only fit 5/16....
07-31-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By BikeManDan

Dura Ace AX pedals - bearings loose

I have a bike in the shop with those funky 32mm Dura Ace pedals. Both have about 1/2" of play (very loose). I took one apart thinking maybe it had the wrong size BBs but they seem to only fit 5/16....
10-04-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,126
Posted By BikeManDan

Sorry forgot to mention: it's a built in clamp...

Sorry forgot to mention: it's a built in clamp (Shimano SLX Dynasys), not braze-on (unfortunately)

Edit: Hm, just looked at the manual, they list a shim for 28.6 as "SM-AD17S Clamp Band Adapters...
10-04-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,126
Posted By BikeManDan

Possible to shim front derailleur from 34.9 to 28.6?

I know shimming from one size is no problem but TWO sizes? Possible?
10-04-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BikeManDan

Update (and conclusion) Replaced the front...

Update (and conclusion)

Replaced the front derailleur with another 34.9mm. Still can't reach small ring with 110 BB. Installed 113mm BB, that did it. Very tricky but now working
09-29-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BikeManDan

I have the bike at a shop right now where they're...

I have the bike at a shop right now where they're taking out the seized BB (hopefully). I'll give a 113mm spindle a try

It's a triple FD. I said it was an XTR but I was thinking of something...
09-29-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BikeManDan

The proper limit screw is all the way out (not...

The proper limit screw is all the way out (not touching) and the cable is disconnected. The front derailleur is just not capable of reaching (Shimano XTR M950)

Adding spacers would be somewhat...
09-28-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BikeManDan

Small ring sits too close to frame, FD can't shift into it

I'm a bit perplexed about this situation

Vuelta MTB triple with 110mm BB (as called for by the manufacturer)
The small ring apparently sits too close to the frame though because the front...
06-02-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By BikeManDan

Doh! Should've thought of that. Thanks a million!...

Doh! Should've thought of that. Thanks a million!


Oddly I had to use some teflon tape on the threads of the barrel adjuster so it wouldn't slip. This is a new old stock Weinmann cable
06-02-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By BikeManDan

Question about Shimano 3 speed cable attachment

I'm perplexed about how to install a new cable for a Shimano 3 speed. Putting the cable on the shifter makes sense, routing the cable makes sense, but where the cable terminates at the knurled...
10-15-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By BikeManDan

Searching for a stub axle for a trailer

I snapped the stub axle on my cheapo kid trailer (turned cargo trailer). I can't seem to locate parts for it; says "CD Cycle Design" on it.

Any leads on where to find replacement stub axles?
If I...
03-21-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,380
Posted By BikeManDan

Above par mixte frames?

Hey all,

I've seen my fair share of run of the mill Raleigh, Peugeot and Centurion low end mixtes and I always love the style but there is hardly anything else impressive about them.

What can...
Forum: Touring
02-15-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By BikeManDan

Touring as a couple

Hey lovely bike folk,

I'm very lucky to have a girlfriend who wants to start touring with me so the gears are beginning to turn in my head about an upcoming tour

Do you have any advice for a...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,993
Posted By BikeManDan

Securing a Brooks saddle

Hey lovely bike folk,

Like many, I love my Brooks; I can't think of riding without it. But, having a hundred dollar saddle precariously perched on an insecure post doesn't sit too well with me....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By BikeManDan

To reduce quadriceps stress, which way should i slide my saddle? (fore/aft)

Hey all

Ive had on again off again quadriceps tendinitis for 4 years
Riding today pain started to flare up and out of curiosity I felt along my tendon while pushing through my pedal strokes. As I...
01-30-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By BikeManDan

I seem to recall SA speccing regular cantilever...

I seem to recall SA speccing regular cantilever levers but also recall these being insufficient in actual practice. I'd figure your foremost option are some inline travel adjusters...
01-30-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By BikeManDan

No interest?

No interest?
01-19-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By BikeManDan

My 3x Cree XR-5 Q5 system up for grabs

Hey all, I have these LEDs I put together over a year ago and couldn't think of anyone who would be interested in them except you guys. Not looking to make money on them really, just want to see them...
12-17-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 58,410
Posted By BikeManDan

Berkeley, CA - Street Level Cycles...

Berkeley, CA - Street Level Cycles (http://www.watersideworkshops.org/pages/our-programs/bicycle-program.php)

Alameda, CA - Cycles of Change (http://www.cyclesofchangeapc.org/)

San Francisco,...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,167
Posted By BikeManDan

Sorry to hear that rhm! Folding bikes typically...

Sorry to hear that rhm! Folding bikes typically have very short chainstays which was most likely the issue. I've also had issues installing the Chainglider onto a mountain bike frame that had...
12-17-09, 02:00 PM
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,167
Posted By BikeManDan

An extremenely late reply but I retail Hebie...

An extremenely late reply but I retail Hebie chainguards including the Chainglider in the US. I unfortunately only have one more 38T Chainglider model in stock but have plenty of 44T....
11-22-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By BikeManDan

BikeManDan.com - Bike blog about bikes and biking and bikers..and things

http://www.bikemandan.com

I publish stories I find interesting and also use it to host my travel logs from bike touring. Hope you enjoy :) Feel free to leave comments on the site, always enjoy...
11-15-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By BikeManDan

http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/...

http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/TourDay19417_thumb.jpg

I stayed with a warmshowers.org host in Longview on a tour from Portland to Vancouver
Its a tiny little town,...
10-29-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By BikeManDan

;) I love Seattle too, it is not off my list of...

;)
I love Seattle too, it is not off my list of considerations. Thanks for mentioning R+E, always interested in shops that have adopted a similar idea
Riding from Seattle to Mt Vernon it was a...
10-28-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By BikeManDan

Prospective cycle business owner eying PDX (bike cafe)

Hey hey :)


I'm a long time business owner with a sincere adoration for the bicycle. I've been car free since '05 and have been an outspoken advocate for bicycle rights in my community. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By BikeManDan

I like flying down hills :) Understandably not a...

I like flying down hills :) Understandably not a necessity by any means.




I've heard front loading being the preferred method but my problem is I dont want to run four bags, thats just too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By BikeManDan

My NWT mini review

Have put 250 miles on it and just put up my impressions

http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/uncategorized/dans-review-bike-friday-new-world-tourist
...
08-27-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By BikeManDan

I was a bit confused what you meant but did some...

I was a bit confused what you meant but did some searching and figured it out.

Cascade Cycling Club's site has great route information
RSVP:...
08-27-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,438
Posted By BikeManDan

Route suggestions for Portland to Vancouver, BC?

Hello all

Currently in Portland to be hitting the road soon hoping for Vancouver (and then a long slow ride down the coast to the Mexican border)

Any suggestions on route?

Thanks much,
Dan
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By BikeManDan

What's your triple setup as? (20" wheels)

I'm now the proud owner of a candy red NWT. It was originally specced with a DualDrive setup but my reuqested STIs made that hub an issue. The spec ended up being a triple setup, 53/39/30 with 11-34....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By BikeManDan

Hm perhaps I am overthinking Thanks for opening...

Hm perhaps I am overthinking
Thanks for opening up my eyes a little on the matter :thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,521
Posted By BikeManDan

I use a pair of Merrell low cut waterproof shoes...

I use a pair of Merrell low cut waterproof shoes with toe clips. Great for hiking 10 miles or biking 1000


Edit: http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=9371864&postcount=30
Hahahahaha the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By BikeManDan

BF hangers are brazed on, ie they cannot be...

BF hangers are brazed on, ie they cannot be ordered and replaced. If something happens, a new one needs to be brazed on, not exactly doable in most situations.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By BikeManDan

They only braze hangers on (was their reponse to...

They only braze hangers on (was their reponse to me)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 08:46 PM
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By BikeManDan

I LOVE the idea, wow. Ingenious. Especially like...

I LOVE the idea, wow. Ingenious. Especially like that it converts into a shopping cart :thumb:

My only wish is that the steering linkage was routed frame level. Would be much more difficult to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By BikeManDan

I'm troubled that Bike Friday doesn't use replaceable derailleur hangers

Last tour I was on, I ran into some SERIOUS trouble (http://www.bikemandan.com/blog/seasia-2009/whoa) and wound up with a broken hanger that needed to be replaced. I have wanted a New World Tourist...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-09, 02:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,628
Posted By BikeManDan

My next tourer will be a FOLDER!

Hey all

Just returned from a 4 month tour in SE Asia, which can be read about on my blog in my signature , and have decided that I have no desire to travel with a full size bike ever again.

I'm...
Forum: Touring
01-24-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By BikeManDan

Well....I have a tent with me (strapped to the...

Well....I have a tent with me (strapped to the top of the rack). Its 2lb more weight but I like the peace of mind I can take shelter if really necessary; I could very well end up not using at all, oh...
Forum: Touring
01-23-09, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By BikeManDan

On tour in Thailand! Keeping a blog

Hey Bikeforums tourers
Just wanted to put in a quick post blatantly making my travel blog accessible to you at http://www.bikemandan.com
I really love when people read and reply :) Been loving it...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,267
Posted By BikeManDan

But..but...Queen made it so clear that you...

But..but...Queen made it so clear that you obviously need scantily clad women for any bicycle race (specifically with bells)
Forum: Commuting
12-26-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,235
Posted By BikeManDan

Tooooo many bikes ;) I'm leaving the country and...

Tooooo many bikes ;) I'm leaving the country and liquidating most everything I have. Check out my other auctions too :)
12-25-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 571,527
Posted By BikeManDan

That is the most badass cable hanger I've ever...

That is the most badass cable hanger I've ever seen :eek: Please tell me someone still makes those!
Forum: Commuting
12-25-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By BikeManDan

Trek 800 was my first bike and has always had a...

Trek 800 was my first bike and has always had a place in my heart. Its s super durable frame, reasonable weight, very comfortable, long wheelbase, all sorts of braze ons.

I built mine into a...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,539
Posted By BikeManDan

I run a small one man shop, do repairs and budget...

I run a small one man shop, do repairs and budget sales. I've seen the floor drop out on me since the gas price collapse. Wet/cold weather, people worrying about "economic downturn" and gas prices....
Forum: Commuting
12-24-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,235
Posted By BikeManDan

Drops on my Trek 800 ...

Drops on my Trek 800

http://www.bikemandan.com/stuff/DSC_5293.JPG
Forum: Touring
12-18-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By BikeManDan

That looks awesome, wish I could do this!

That looks awesome, wish I could do this!
12-16-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By BikeManDan

Cycle computer that mounts on threadless topcap?

Does anyone know of a company that makes a cycle computer that mounts on top of a threadless topcap (instead of mounting on the bars or on the stem itself)


I ask because I have no room on my...
Forum: Touring
12-14-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By BikeManDan

Flying with panniers - lashing panniers together?

I'll be flying SFO-BKK next month with 4 panniers. My ideas for handling the situation have been either sticking all the panniers into one cardboard box OR getting some compression straps/webbing...
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