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09-29-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By hhk25

Di2 Aero button function.

I posted this in the Triathlon forum but there’s not much activity there so please forgive the cross post.


I have a new to me tri bike that has Di2 shift buttons on the ends of the aero bars. I...
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By hhk25

Di2 aero bar button function

I have a new to me tri bike that has Di2 shift buttons on the ends of the aero bars. I was adjusting the indexing and I might have done something to reverse the r.d. buttons. That is, I seem to...
07-25-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By hhk25

I have all the tools and the label on the bb is...

I have all the tools and the label on the bb is clearly visible. I was just wondering if there's an adapter installed to go from BB30 to Hollowtech II.

Since my friend is not close, I don't want...
07-24-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By hhk25

Need some help with old Cannondale

I have a friend with a 2008 Cannondale SystemSix with a Shimano Tiagra crankset and a BB-RS500 bottom bracket. He bought it used and doesn't have a ton of history on it. The BB needs to be replaced....
03-16-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,131
Posted By hhk25

Is your LBS closed? How are they dealing with possibly contaminated bikes?

This letter from a bike fitter and physical therapist is an eye opener:
...
03-06-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By hhk25

Thanks for the feedback and reminder of the...

Thanks for the feedback and reminder of the dishing. I have a set of 650b wheels I want to use with the topstone and I'll have to re-dish.
03-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By hhk25

Trying to decide between two Cannondale Topstones

I have the budget for the Ultegra version but I'm not sure I would appreciate the upgrades vs the 105 version. It's about a $1500 CAD upcharge. I'm basically looking for an all-around road and gravel...
01-17-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,564
Posted By hhk25

What features do you need? If you don't need...

What features do you need? If you don't need cadence, I would seriously consider buying a GPS watch. I own a Garmin Forerunner 35. It gives me speed, distance, heart rate and step counter. Super...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By hhk25

I decided they were just too big and ungainly and...

I decided they were just too big and ungainly and sent them back. I'm hoping to find a size 44 locally that I can try on before I buy. Another reason to avoid the perils of buying footwear online.
01-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By hhk25

Thanks for the feedback. I'll leave them as is,...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll leave them as is, spin them whenever I think about it and see what happens in the spring.
01-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By hhk25

I got the tires installed but now I'm wondering...

I got the tires installed but now I'm wondering if I should have waited until spring. I will not be riding these much until April. A friend tells me that the sealant will settle and harden, causing...
Forum: Touring
01-16-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By hhk25

Shimano Sandal Fit (SH-SD5)

Anyone rocking these bad boys? I just ordered a pair online (no one carries them locally) and they seem awfully big. I wear a US10.5 street shoe. I ordered size 45/46 which is supposed to be bang on...
12-30-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By hhk25

I'm using a compressor and got it to work by...

I'm using a compressor and got it to work by removing the valve cores and flooding the tires with a lot of air.

Thanks the the feedback.
12-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
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.
12-26-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By hhk25

Anyone running WTB Byways tubeless?

I have a set of 650b X 47mm and I cannot get it to seat on the rim. The air just blows out the sides. Anyone successfully run this brand of tire tubeless?
12-26-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By hhk25

I tried for another hour this afternoon and even...

I tried for another hour this afternoon and even had a friend help try to tighten up the tire so it formed a seal. No dice. I believe the problem is that the tire is too loose a fit. I just cannot...
12-26-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By hhk25

A bit of help with tubeless?

Setting up my first ever tubeless tires. I have brand new Shimano GRX wheels, WTB Byway tires and Orange sealant.

I've installed both beads of the tire and I'm trying to set the beads by inflating...
11-03-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

I think you're right. I talked to the company...

I think you're right. I talked to the company that built my touring rig and I would have to get a new fork to accommodate anything wider than 38c tires. Better just to leave it alone for a future...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By hhk25

The current 7 speed RD is worn out and needs to...

The current 7 speed RD is worn out and needs to be replaced. I don't trust it for a long tour. The Microshift RD-M36L looks pretty good and the reviews online are decent. That might be an option....
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By hhk25

I have a Trek 520 that is currently 3x7 speed....

I have a Trek 520 that is currently 3x7 speed. Both the rear derailleur and the bar end shifters need to be replaced before I tour on the bike again. 7 speed stuff is getting hard to find and tends...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By hhk25

For a lot of reasons. Cost, for one. 11...

For a lot of reasons.

Cost, for one. 11 speed parts are roughly double the price. Serviceability - 9 speed is just easier. Big reason is parts availability. 9 speed wear items are easier to get....
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By hhk25

I should have been more clear. I meant there is...

I should have been more clear. I meant there is no 9 speed in their Desire (Trekking) group yet I still see Deore XT 9 speed on brand new bikes

I'm not opposed to running Sora but was hoping to...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
Posted By hhk25

Need help understanding Shimano derailleurs for touring

On bike.shimano.com, they have the components divided into Road, Gravel/Adventure, MTB, E-Bike, Urban, Trekking and BMX. Is Trekking synonymous with Touring in Shimano's world?

There are no 9...
10-23-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

Nah, but it's all part of the same project. Move...

Nah, but it's all part of the same project. Move the Marinoni's drivetrain over to the Trek. Install a new drivetrain on the Marinoni. I get bored when the weather turns bad and start thinking of...
10-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

Getting rid of the current drivetrain is part of...

Getting rid of the current drivetrain is part of a bigger story. I have an old Trek 520 that needs some updating. Chainrings and RD are worn out. I thought about moving the 105 drivetrain over to the...
10-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

Disc brakes.

Disc brakes.
10-23-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

What DeadGrandpa said - you lose the FD, cables...

What DeadGrandpa said - you lose the FD, cables and shifter. Simplifies the setup. I guess you get some weight savings too. I'm never going to use the high gear off road although I might regret the...
10-22-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By hhk25

Converting touring bike into a gravel grinder

Thinking about converting my touring bike into a gravel grinder/bike packer. I bought this bike 2 years ago as my dream touring bike but found that I enjoy pavement touring less and less. Main reason...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By hhk25

Nice. Your bike looks like my bike's cousin....

Nice. Your bike looks like my bike's cousin. Thanks for the advice on the brakes. I will look into them.
...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By hhk25

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm...

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm putting them on my gravel bike. But, would you want them on a touring bike? Fluid leaks are not uncommon and dealing with them in a some countries would...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By hhk25

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't companies like...

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't companies like Surly and Dawes equip their touring bikes with cantilever brakes long after the advent of v-brakes? I can swear I saw brand new Long Haul Truckers...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By hhk25

I do have a good reason. I have a set of...

I do have a good reason. I have a set of Gevenalle shifters on my gravel bike. I'm considering converting the gravel bike to hydraulic and moving the shifters over to the Trek. They would not work...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By hhk25

V-brakes vs cantilever for touring bikes

Most older touring bikes I've seen have cantilever brakes. What's the logic behind this? Fender clearance?

The reason I ask is that I own a 1992-ish Trek 520. I came equipped with cantis...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By hhk25

>>What’s your ideal product? Something you can...

>>What’s your ideal product? Something you can just leave on the bike like a dynamo light and only upload in the event something happens?

I'd like to leave it on the bike and plug into USB charger...
08-26-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,772
Posted By hhk25

Nobody here uses a chain cleaner? I've been using...

Nobody here uses a chain cleaner? I've been using one for 20 years. I use Simple Green or Citrus based cleaner and then dispose of the waste using household hazardous waste pickup.

Edit: I noticed...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By hhk25

What are my options for cameras that aren't GoPro or GoPro clones?

I have a GoPro Black 7 that gathers dust because the battery seems to last 45 minutes. I need something more of a no-brainer that charges on my bike using a USB cable and will last 8 hours. Bonus if...
08-20-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By hhk25

Called Park Tools today and here's the answer:...

Called Park Tools today and here's the answer: The four bolts that attach the caliper arm to the uprights were eliminated in the 4.2 in favour of welding. Apparently the bolts got in the way of very...
08-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By hhk25

I own the Park CT5 and the X-Tools Pro Chain...

I own the Park CT5 and the X-Tools Pro Chain Riveter. I prefer the X-Tools one for a couple of useful features. It has an adjustable and locking barrel so you can set a stop for the pin. Keeps it...
08-20-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By hhk25

I own a TS-4. Quality stand but was simply...

I own a TS-4. Quality stand but was simply curious about the updates in the 4.2 since the 4 was not out that long before the update. Was there a problem with the TS-4? I haven't used it enough to...
08-20-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By hhk25

Planning to call them today but was feeling a bit...

Planning to call them today but was feeling a bit impatient while their office was closed (not open on Mondays).
08-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By hhk25

I did read that before I posted but it's a bit...

I did read that before I posted but it's a bit vague other than built in thru-axle adapter.
08-19-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,484
Posted By hhk25

Difference between Park Tools TS-4 and TS-4.2?

Does anyone know the difference between these two trying stands? Let's plan like the TS-4 is discontinued but still available at many retailers.

On the park tools website, it just says the 4.2 is...
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,301
Posted By hhk25

Not expecting device route planning but a...

Not expecting device route planning but a reasonably intelligent point to point route calculator.
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,301
Posted By hhk25

Good stuff so far. One problem with the 520 is if...

Good stuff so far. One problem with the 520 is if I deviate from the planned route, it constantly tells me to U turn and doesn't reroute unless I return to the exact route.

How is the 1000 or the...
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,301
Posted By hhk25

School me on Garmin eTrex for touring

I've owned a Garmin Edge 520 for about 6 months and I'm starting to dislike it. I hate the little side mounted buttons. I dislike the beeps that are trying to tell me something. I don't like the size...
07-16-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By hhk25

A good old bike is gold around here and worth...

A good old bike is gold around here and worth spending money on for refurbishment. The reason being, new bikes are massive theft targets. My daily driver is a 30 year old Trek mountain bike. It looks...
07-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By hhk25

I think I paid $10 for a bag of 144 1/4"...

I think I paid $10 for a bag of 144 1/4" bearings. That's 7 cents each. Old mechanic once told me, if you drop a new bearing during install, don't even bother picking it up and cleaning it. Just get...
07-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By hhk25

Is there any other way? Hubs are done. BB...

Is there any other way?

Hubs are done. BB replaced with cartridge. The existing cup and cones were actually in good shape and obviously serviced recently. Ran out of time to do the headset. I will...
07-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By hhk25

The hubs were indeed quite gritty and I am glad I...

The hubs were indeed quite gritty and I am glad I overhauled them.
...
07-15-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By hhk25

Thanks for the contributions everyone. My...

Thanks for the contributions everyone. My daughter is 3000 kms away and I'm sending this bike to her. She'll maintain it at a co-op and she's quite mechanically minded but she has limited space and...
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