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10-24-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 773
Posted By bluehills3149

If you're not looking to spend $200+ take a look...

If you're not looking to spend $200+ take a look at O2 rainwear. I have a jacket that cost about $30 and is totally waterproof, lightweight, packable and breathable too. What's the downside? -the...
09-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By bluehills3149

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up...

Nice score. Years ago I found an old beat up Benotto frame on the street and converted to a single speed beater. This looks much better. And is that a "moots" seatpost - ie titanium?
09-07-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,634
Posted By bluehills3149

I've posted this before - most recently in the...

I've posted this before - most recently in the brifters forums but there seems to be no magenta bikes or anything with Sensah shifters so here's a Miami Vice Centurion. Now sporting 2x9spd with...
09-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd...

Yes- they work the same as any old shimano 9spd brifter but with under bar tape cables. The brake levers however have a cable pull similar to current Shimano levers so for the front caliper at least,...
09-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By bluehills3149

It's funny you mention a $50 phone as I currently...

It's funny you mention a $50 phone as I currently use a $30 phone (a Moto E from 2015) and I keep wondering what what my $250-$500 will get me over this old phone. The Moto has a garmin mount glued...
09-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By bluehills3149

Why no love for the Garmin edge explore?

It seems whenever I read reviews of bike computers the Garmin range is assumed to be 130-530-830-1030 and the Garmin edge explore is ignored.

I'm looking for a new device and the large screen &...
09-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bluehills3149

Sensah shifters now in silver?

I recently upgraded a "Miami-vice" ironman from 105 with 2x6spd to 2x9spd with Sensah shifters, using all the original derailleurs, a new 12-28 cassette, new wheels (ultegra hubs & Open pro wheels...
09-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By bluehills3149

I'm not sure about Sensah 10 spd (& 11 & 12spd) ...

I'm not sure about Sensah 10 spd (& 11 & 12spd) derailleur compatibility but up to 9spd it's compatible with older Shimano RD pull ratios. Basically most 6-10 spd Shimano RD is OK and most of the...
09-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By bluehills3149

I bought some sensah 9spd shifters are they...

I bought some sensah 9spd shifters are they compatible with Shimano 6-10 sod RD. The exception is tiagra 4700 which is the same (geometry) as any other Shimano 11 sp RD.
I was researching LTwoo as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By bluehills3149

Yeah, I'm not up with the finer points of patent...

Yeah, I'm not up with the finer points of patent law either but I guess the Chinese brands have either used expired patents or made a work-around. But perhaps the big S brands have realized that once...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By bluehills3149

My bad - yes, I meant SG (Shimano) not XD (sram).

My bad - yes, I meant SG (Shimano) not XD (sram).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By bluehills3149

Aside from Microsoft, there's also Sensah, whose...

Aside from Microsoft, there's also Sensah, whose action mimics double-tap (and has been available in 12spd for some time) or LTWOO where the shifting resembles Campagnolo with a thumb button for down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By bluehills3149

Sure, a 10t cog may not be ideal but why not let...

Sure, a 10t cog may not be ideal but why not let the customer decide if the trade-off is worth it? And the benefit of being able to fit a new 12 spd cassette on old 11spd xd spline of small benefit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of microspline. ...

Here's a pic of microspline.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/aaspline_594ba2fb80f6e64d46246070fffd683da7cde76f.jpg
And the new road hub.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By bluehills3149

Shimano 12 spd Durace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 - new freehub design?

With the release of the 12 spd groupsets, shimano has released a new freehub spline pattern. The MTB 12 spd groupsets were recently upgraded to Microspline (which can take 10 tooth cassettes) but...
06-06-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By bluehills3149

They should work OK but if I were buying new and...

They should work OK but if I were buying new and money was not important (but then why get Sensah shifters?) , I would get the ideal match which is Shimano 105 but that will probably be a bad deal...
06-06-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By bluehills3149

No- I haven't tried the other calipers as I used...

No- I haven't tried the other calipers as I used a set of standard Shimano dual-pivots (BR-R560) and they work sufficiently.
05-12-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By bluehills3149

I just acquired 2 Trek 820's. The first I...

I just acquired 2 Trek 820's.
The first I found in a neighbor's trash. It was clapped out and needed new gears, brakes, wheels, bearings and cables. And the seat-post was stuck like Excalibur's...
05-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By bluehills3149

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat...

I recently converted an old 12 spd Fuji to flat bars and thumb shifters. Here's what I did:
1. changed freewheel to 7 spd as good shifters for 6 spd are hard to find and it needed replacing anyway....
05-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,588
Posted By bluehills3149

I posted some info about sensah shifters in this...

I posted some info about sensah shifters in this post:
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1229046-brake-calipers-sensah-shifters.html
and my conclusion was that the brake cable pull of...
05-01-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By bluehills3149

Update. The Chinese shifters from Sensah and...

Update. The Chinese shifters from Sensah and almost certainly LTWOO utilize the long-pull SLR-EV cable design on all their shifters, from 7 spd right up to 12 spd. Brake calipers from Shimano that...
04-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By bluehills3149

Although many people say this combo works, I'm in...

Although many people say this combo works, I'm in the camp that says it's sub-optimal. For me it works when on the stand and then for a few weeks but then the shifting gets slow and clicky until...
04-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By bluehills3149

So I changed the front (dual pivot) pads to some...

So I changed the front (dual pivot) pads to some cool-stop ones and set the pads to be further from the rims so you need to pull the lever a bit before the brakes engage and the barking is now...
04-25-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By bluehills3149

Brake calipers for Sensah shifters

I got some Sensah 9spd shifters (about $50 delivered) to convert a Centurion Ironman from the original 6spd Shimano 105 to 2x9spd. The shifting works great using the original derailleurs although...
04-11-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By bluehills3149

Some of the longer organized multi-day tours will...

Some of the longer organized multi-day tours will allow volunteers to ride free but do work at the end/start of each day. Some may pay you to help out but probably not ride.
03-22-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By bluehills3149

I have these shifters and have taken them apart a...

I have these shifters and have taken them apart a few times and no, it is not possible to change this. But if it's smaller hands you are trying to accommodate, there was a big-hand insert available...
03-19-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By bluehills3149

I just bought a KMC x9 9spd chain from a very...

I just bought a KMC x9 9spd chain from a very reputable seller on ebay (that is also a large brick'n'mortar store) that came with no packaging but it looks genuine. One thing that makes me think so...
03-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,964
Posted By bluehills3149

I wore out a set of Mavic Open pro rims in about...

I wore out a set of Mavic Open pro rims in about 5 years on my commuter bike doing about 100 mi/week with typical urban acceleration/braking. I attribute the fast wear to riding during rain & snow....
03-05-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,569
Posted By bluehills3149

If it's good mapping you're after, check out the...

If it's good mapping you're after, check out the Garmin edge explore. At ~$250 it compares to the expensive 1030 model but lacks such features as Strava live and few other features but has the same...
01-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By bluehills3149

Shimano's current Claris and Sora are still based...

Shimano's current Claris and Sora are still based on the old 6-7-8-9-10 spd geometry so parts availability is going to be around for many, many years. What's more, Microshift and other off-brand...
01-15-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By bluehills3149

pic assist. There are more pics in link. ...

pic assist. There are more pics in link.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/835x626/lemond_23d38d402d4ff140afb87179206d5a7838f4766c.jpg
01-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,972
Posted By bluehills3149

Yes- LTWOO quality does appear to be low. But a...

Yes- LTWOO quality does appear to be low. But a few observations of the video review.
The reviewer compares them to Shimano 105 but I think the better comparison is Campagnolo as the shifting is...
01-10-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,972
Posted By bluehills3149

LTWOO? I know next to nothing about them aside...

LTWOO? I know next to nothing about them aside from what I garnered from a few searches. The most I can tell you from searches (and there appears to be next to no actual reviews of the product...
01-08-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,972
Posted By bluehills3149

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out...

If you're talking budget groupsets, check out LTWOO R9. You can get an 11 spd shifter with front and rear derailleurs (Shimano 11spd compatible they claim) for under a $100.
...
01-04-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9,965
Views: 1,126,462
Posted By bluehills3149

Recently picked up a beautiful ironman that looks...

Recently picked up a beautiful ironman that looks to have been ridden once or twice and put into storage. Paint so lustrous it looks like it was done last week. Has original 105 groupset and only...
12-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By bluehills3149

I have an 1994 Trek 820 I just fixed up. Was...

I have an 1994 Trek 820 I just fixed up. Was "made in USA" with crmo tubing. Also 26.4.
11-16-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By bluehills3149

And as to whether you can cut ti with a standard...

And as to whether you can cut ti with a standard hacksaw? Although I've not tried, ti is not particularly hard so my guess it would be no match for the hardness of a hacksaw blade. Perhaps it would...
10-12-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,389
Posted By bluehills3149

I recently sold a '68 px-10. I fixed it up and...

I recently sold a '68 px-10. I fixed it up and intended to ride it but the fit was not right so I sold it. I used Craigslist but it took over a year and I did not get a lot of hits. I figured that...
10-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By bluehills3149

A few years ago I found an old Benotto frame on...

A few years ago I found an old Benotto frame on the street that was a half finished project. The paint was mostly stripped and the derailleur hanger chopped off, probably to make it a fixed gear so I...
10-09-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By bluehills3149

There seems to be some confusion here regards to...

There seems to be some confusion here regards to shifters.As stated in the original post this bike has stem mounted shifters and it will be perfectly fine keeping them as-is. Changing to bar shifters...
10-06-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By bluehills3149

First, congratulations. I've done dozens of these...

First, congratulations. I've done dozens of these conversions and the resulting bike riding position has always been better than the drop bars, particularly if you want a bike for city or commuter...
09-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By bluehills3149

Growing up in Australia in the 70's, most bikes...

Growing up in Australia in the 70's, most bikes had these valves and I remember thinking I'd made the big time when my new bike sported modern "car" (Schrader) valves which could be pumped up at any...
09-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By bluehills3149

On my cyclecross bike I run a Veloce 9spd...

On my cyclecross bike I run a Veloce 9spd Ultrashift shifter mated to a Tiagra midrange 4700 rear derailleur. Cassette is 12-34. This setup (or using any 11spd Shimano derailleur) is close to...
09-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By bluehills3149

I found these hoods $12 that are for Shimano...

I found these hoods $12 that are for Shimano 6800's and a search also shows the company Hudz make aftermarket ones as well (in lots of colors).
...
09-04-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By bluehills3149

Buy the tool if it's only a few bucks on Ebay...

Buy the tool if it's only a few bucks on Ebay (and they usually are). I tried to get an oddball freewheel off a bike and the local (Brooklyn) shop wanted $15 (minimum service charge).
08-25-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,572
Posted By bluehills3149

I worked in contract manufacturing years ago...

I worked in contract manufacturing years ago (metal stamping) and typically the contracting company pays for and owns the tooling. That way if the contract is up or the manufacturer folds, the...
08-17-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,544
Posted By bluehills3149

Well, I was a bit off in the name of the app -...

Well, I was a bit off in the name of the app - it's IpBike with the related app IpSensor to connect bluetooth/ANT sensors. Note it is only free for the first 1 million wheel revolutions and then you...
08-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By bluehills3149

I had this same bike for many years. Started out...

I had this same bike for many years. Started out in great condition but after 12 years of abuse as a daily commuter the paint was shot and almost all the components replaced. Here's the original ad...
08-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,544
Posted By bluehills3149

I also use cyclecomputer app on my Moto phone to...

I also use cyclecomputer app on my Moto phone to connect to the sensor (it has both ant+ & bluetooth).
Regarding the magnet, I got my Trek frame without the magnet so I used an old round magnet I...
07-21-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's a pic of an escape with perhaps 100 or...

Here's a pic of an escape with perhaps 100 or 150mm riser bars. Note the cables are getting pretty stretched.
...
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