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03-02-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

Crankycrank: Thanks! I've been doing this...

Crankycrank: Thanks! I've been doing this overnight, so something like 8-10 hours. So far, been fine.
03-02-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

I switched to something like this successfully:...

I switched to something like this successfully: https://www.homehardware.ca/en/500ml-paint-thinner/p/1650405?page=category%20page#ccode=1525535421021
Instead of short rinses, I leave the chain in...
01-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not...

I started with regular Squirt. Nice, but not super nice in rain, cold and turns dirty quick. Switched to the low-temp version and have been using it for some seasons now. I'm happy with that summer...
12-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By alias5000

Oh, indeed! My bad, I'm sorry to have taken your...

Oh, indeed! My bad, I'm sorry to have taken your time there and thank you for double checking this! I'm glad this is looking promising.
12-20-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By alias5000

My main hesitation is coming from the difference...

My main hesitation is coming from the difference in bleeding procedures. I'm not sure if there could be anything that makes that bleeding procedure fail with those components combined. I assume, I...
12-19-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By alias5000

Combining BR-M446 with Tiagra 4700 hydraulic STI lever?

Hi,
is there a way to make the BR-M446 work well with the Tiagra Brifters (ST-4725-R/L)? Would be good to know before buying parts.
Most notably, the BR-M446 calipers are not the shimano one-way...
12-08-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By alias5000

Interesting, I've learnt so much from this thread...

Interesting, I've learnt so much from this thread and in this process. Thanks everyone!


Good question! I've spent the past few days on this. With a somewhat heavy heart, reason won and the...
12-05-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By alias5000

How is the performance for you? One of the big...

How is the performance for you? One of the big catches of hydraulic brakes is the lack of friction, flex/compression and dirt ingress in the cables.

Edit: I am cycling year-round in Canada....
12-03-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By alias5000

Hmm, actually now that you put it in front of my...

Hmm, actually now that you put it in front of my face: it's squeezing it, but I *should* be fine with a 1x10 setup for the gears that I actually use. A 38T chainring with 11-34 or 11-36 cassette...
12-03-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By alias5000

The issues as I see them right now are: Shimano...

The issues as I see them right now are:
Shimano Tiagra has a 3x lever, but not for hydraulics. 2x levers come with Hydraulics. I can probably live with that, if the pull ratio fits my existing FD -...
12-03-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By alias5000

Flat bar to drop bar conversion: Brifter + hydraulic disc options

Hi!
I have a 2007 hard tail MTB turned into hybrid. It's wonderful, but it would be even nicer if it had drop bars and hydraulic disc brakes.

Thinking through the conversion, there's one thing...
10-14-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By alias5000

This would be to go from brake lever into the end...

This would be to go from brake lever into the end of a handlebar piece, so radius of about an inch?

ClydeClydeson: I don't have that space unfortunately. It would interfere with the front seat of...
10-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By alias5000

Hydraulic disc brakes: 90/180 degree pieces

Hi,
I'm considering replacing Avid BB-7s for some (Shimano) hydraulic disc brakes on my semi-recumbent tandem. The way the brake levers are arranged, brake cables/hoses are required to make a tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,737
Posted By alias5000

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit...

Lots of things have been said. It's also a bit about individual expectations, especially for the stronger riders. If the stronger riders want real exercise, they should consider splitting that...
05-20-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

Still in the same boat, I also just ended up...

Still in the same boat, I also just ended up losing intensity training on the bike so far. That isn't quite ideal. Maybe as my starter program ends, I might be better able to rebalance between...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By alias5000

I have GP3's on my commuter / former touring...

I have GP3's on my commuter / former touring bike. Best grips I have ever had.
05-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

That's a nice way of putting it :) I'm trying...

That's a nice way of putting it :)
I'm trying this partially because of extrinsic social motivation, changes in my life that in some ways are more compatible with shorter workouts (kid) and to have...
05-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

Good luck and a report back would be appreciated....

Good luck and a report back would be appreciated. Though a month might be a bit early with that program.
05-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

As usual, very good answers by Carbonfiberboy and...

As usual, very good answers by Carbonfiberboy and others. Thank you!
05-03-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

Am I going to wreck my recovery from running, if...

Am I going to wreck my recovery from running, if I keep cycle training going on non-running days while I'm starting the sport of running?
05-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,338
Posted By alias5000

Running as a second language

Hi,
recreational cyclist here, have a bike trainer at home and use it casually, 1-2x a week, going by feel rather than by a plan. Got tempted into giving running a try and have started the couch to...
02-05-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/friction-facts-publ...

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/friction-facts-publishes-ultrafast-chain-lube-formula/
02-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

As a fellow Canadian winter rider, I am curiously...

As a fellow Canadian winter rider, I am curiously following this thread and enjoying to see what has come out of it, so far.
01-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

If I happen to be ordering a lot of things (or...

If I happen to be ordering a lot of things (or split an order with friends) to make shipping viable: https://www.bike-components.de
Otherwise: Squirt Cycling Products - Long Lasting Dry Chain Lube...
01-21-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,544
Posted By alias5000

Too late to the party as it seems... I'm...

Too late to the party as it seems...
I'm currently using the low-temperature version of squirt lube. Seems to work well in SW Ontario (it does not survive full-on water spray events, but those...
01-19-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,900
Posted By alias5000

Some (travel) credit cards have a collision...

Some (travel) credit cards have a collision damage waiver feature. Would this suffice in the US for your purposes?
12-29-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,226
Posted By alias5000

Maintain about 50% of my regular annual kms, now...

Maintain about 50% of my regular annual kms, now that I'm a full-time parent and no regular job location to commute to. Back to normal in 2021....
11-30-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,803
Posted By alias5000

I have no idea about the specific considerations...

I have no idea about the specific considerations of cycling with an autistic stoker.
In general, I'd encourage the captain to lead the bike finding process, as he is the one that will take on the...
11-27-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,333
Posted By alias5000

I had a similar experience as a stoker recently...

I had a similar experience as a stoker recently (though when starting, not stopping). It is really hard to not act on leaning in a weight-supporting way (we probably did a fairly strong lean, ~10-15...
11-24-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,491
Posted By alias5000

I really think that different people have...

I really think that different people have different needs for suspension as stokers. My partner has no fun without suspension ('I can feel my brain rattle!'). I used to call out or avoid minor bumps...
11-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,333
Posted By alias5000

You can move spacers on the axle to make room for...

You can move spacers on the axle to make room for the larger freewheel. Wheel will need a bit of re-dishing. I've just done the exact same thing on a tandem build and it worked out very well. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By alias5000

This transition into Ontario winter seems to not...

This transition into Ontario winter seems to not be the most comfortable one. I've also felt a lot wimpier in the past few colder days than what I recall from past winters. Frozen feet at...
11-22-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,453
Posted By alias5000

I have similar grocery run needs as you,...

I have similar grocery run needs as you, including buying bottled water every week and often carrying up to 30L of other liquids. I do this on ip to two grocery runs using a standard cargo trailer....
10-29-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By alias5000

As for the forumslader, here is a power vs....

As for the forumslader, here is a power vs. ground speed curve for a 700C wheel (all curves labeled "FL_" are forumslader, and the FL_alt_low (green) probably is from an older version ('alt' =...
10-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By alias5000

I guess, I should add some more context. I'm...

I guess, I should add some more context. I'm working on this tandem at our local coop which will be used as rental tandem. For that reason, we're a little cost-sensitive (thus, shim sounds attractive...
10-08-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By alias5000

Ha, everything in one answer that I have just...

Ha, everything in one answer that I have just hesitantly been pondering about. Thank you!
10-08-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By alias5000

26.1mm seatpost?

Hi!
I'm currently fixing up a Roland Tandem Team Sport CX (something like this (https://www.123velo.ca/tandem-roland-team-sport-cx,827)). 26mm seatposts seem to be too small and 26.2mm doesn't fit....
10-02-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By alias5000

Or a Circe Morpheus. Everything else that honcho...

Or a Circe Morpheus. Everything else that honcho said, also applies there.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,948
Posted By alias5000

Great to hear. That just upped Montreal on my...

Great to hear. That just upped Montreal on my list of cities I might want to live in some day by quite a bit :-)


That makes sense. Thanks for sharing, I'm building an Alfine 8 for year-round...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 07:12 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,948
Posted By alias5000

I suspect that this might be more due to the role...

I suspect that this might be more due to the role cycling has here, compared to many European metropolitan areas. With cars and car-centric infrastructure, cycling is so much more a recreational...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,948
Posted By alias5000

I know that steel can be a contested topic. Let...

I know that steel can be a contested topic. Let me say this much:
I have steered away from steel as far as I can for my winter bike. Frame is aluminum, all bolts are stainless steel. Chain is the...
08-15-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By alias5000

Thanks, I'll check in detail tonight.

Thanks, I'll check in detail tonight.
08-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By alias5000

Second crown race for requent fork swapping

Hi guys,
I have been discouraged by my very experienced LBS from using my (new) coil suspension fork in (Canadian) winter commuting weather to avoid internal rusting from salt water intrusion. I...
07-28-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,391
Posted By alias5000

This is also something that I have been...

This is also something that I have been confronted with multiple times already and I'm insecure. We're riding an L/S frame and on multiple occasions there could have been 180cm / 80kg class stokers....
07-21-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,391
Posted By alias5000

It is a lovely bike. But that white boom tube is...

It is a lovely bike. But that white boom tube is just so hard to keep shiny clean, it's almost a dirt dinner plate. As we all know, that is all that matters :-)
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,730
Posted By alias5000

Is this the finish line ceramic wax or wet lube?

Is this the finish line ceramic wax or wet lube?
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,730
Posted By alias5000

I agree, I've just been going through my last...

I agree, I've just been going through my last bottle at a rate I'm not absolutely thrilled with, hence my considerations ;)
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,730
Posted By alias5000

Chain waxing, rain and durability

Hello everyone,.
I'm looking for some real-life experience regarding how chains hold up in rain conditions that have been waxed (immersed in a cooker, not the bottled lube kind). It is easy to find...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,149
Posted By alias5000

Acidfast7, That might require a derailleur hanger...

Acidfast7, That might require a derailleur hanger extender, super long b screw or MTB long cage derailleur.

I recently faced the challenge of getting easier gears on our tandem (see tandem forum...
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