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05-02-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By adlai

Which Chinese brands are good?

Looking at first ebike. Mainly for utility. I would build it myself.

I am am thinking I would prefer a front wheel drive system with regenerative braking. I myself drive a hybrid car and regen...
12-10-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,837
Posted By adlai

I don't think they will. Electric bikes are still...

I don't think they will. Electric bikes are still too bulky and heavy. Right now I mainly see them being used by food delivery guys because they're essentially unregulated motorcycles.

If there...
12-10-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By adlai

Alfine shifters on drop bars

First of all, I believe with the new 11 speed Alfine, the hub was mechanically improved over the older 500 series 8 speed Alfine. The 700/7000 series should have higher reliability.

Okay, so...
09-19-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By adlai

Clicking sound: SRAM automatix or bottom bracket?

I just did some maintenance on my bike. It has an Alfine single speed crank going through a Shimano hollowtech2 bottom bracket. It has a SRAM automatix 2 speed in the back. It is built into a...
08-24-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By adlai

Downgrading from a 9 speed

my 9 speed bike just had its chain break.

I blame the 9 speed chain.

I suppose it should be trivial to downgrade to an 8 speed. Just get the chain and cassette right?

Or or even lower? 7...
12-27-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By adlai

Anyone use stationary mounts for winter indoors?

My health usually suffers badly during winter and I think what I need is a stationary contraption so I can pedal my bike in my living room.

Any suggestions? Id also like to get one that uses the...
08-30-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By adlai

Sturdy archer s3x freewheel

I had a 16t freewheel on my s3x. Took some effort to remove it. The 14t freewheel is too small to fit on the spline. It is Dicta brand. Can you get a 14t to fit on there?
07-08-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By adlai

SRAM automatix changing the cog

I made a mistake in my SRAM automatix. I thought it was a step down, not an overdrive.

Anyways, need to change the cog. Problem is that the lockring is near impossible to remove. It was nearly...
05-08-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By adlai

Need to find a caliper brake for mountain bike

one of my bikes has installed a caliper brake for BMX. The brake is too large. It rubs against my leg while riding and is very annoying.

But since the bike uses mountain bike tires, I cannot use...
04-20-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,766
Posted By adlai

Just got a Nuvinci Bike up--amazing

I finally got a NuVinci N360 up and running on my bike. Took a lot of work, but it works.

Thing is pretty amazing. It is the first gear hub that I really have confidence in that it won't slip, so...
03-25-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,954
Posted By adlai

Shimano alfine di2

It looks like components of the Shimano di2 can be had fairly inexpensively now, about the same as a tiagra system. The hub can be snagged for like 150 and the brifters close to 200.

And you also...
12-17-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,855
Posted By adlai

respoking a wheel

I have a new wheel. I threaded it myself.

I messed up a bit on the pattern so that the hole for the air is jammed into a small spoke triangle.

I am thinking about undoing the entire thing. Do...
12-17-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,024
Posted By adlai

I fixed it. Chain is actually a little too tight....

I fixed it. Chain is actually a little too tight. But I removed a link.

Skipping is now gone.

Not the optimal solution.

This is a mod. Vertical dropout bike. Not horizontal.
12-16-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,024
Posted By adlai

NuVinci hub skipping

Hi guys,

So I installed an N360 onto my bike.

The chain skips. It feels like a very badly adjusted derailleur.

I have tried moving to a smaller chain. Still skips. I suspect the issue might...
08-20-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By adlai

Cleaning Sturmey Archer S3X hub

So I finally got the S3x hub working well with my bike. It's a joy to use.

How should I go about cleaning the thing? I think I might have messed up because I poured some bar and chain oil into...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,904
Posted By adlai

A folding recumbent?

It shouldn't be that difficult to create a folding recumbent. What are the best ones?

Most recumbents look like they're $1k and up. What are the best providers? Do most people just build their own?
08-13-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By adlai

nuVinci N360: freewheel?

I started to install the NuVinci N360 when I noticed that it had a spline in the instructions, not a freewheel.

I already ordered the freewheel...

Could it work with the freewheel or does it...
07-25-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By adlai

THat looks interesting. connects to the BB?

THat looks interesting. connects to the BB?
07-22-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By adlai

that is actually exactly what I am using.

that is actually exactly what I am using.
07-22-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By adlai

s3x

s3x
07-22-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By adlai

Need help with cable stop

One of my bikes is using a clamp-on cable stop near the bottom triangle for shifting purposes. It is to an IGH.

It usually works fine but it often simply comes loose. Then the bike stops shifting....
07-21-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,577
Posted By adlai

I basically cut the tube so it is peeking...

I basically cut the tube so it is peeking just...below the upper cups.

In other words, probably not.

Argh...after all of that planning to do something so stupid.
07-21-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,577
Posted By adlai

Badly screwed up cutting fork...could a quill stem fix the problem?

Standard fork.

I measured it and cut it...without taking into account the need for a stem. So this thing is way short. I feel like a total idiot.

Anyways, could I install like a quill stem on...
07-17-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By adlai

Doesn't look new due to me being an ape trying to...

Doesn't look new due to me being an ape trying to install it.
07-17-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By adlai

The split crown race I've tried expands so much...

The split crown race I've tried expands so much trying to get it on that it doesn't fit on the adjoining ring when pushed all the way down.
07-17-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By adlai

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28955187@N00/1467757...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28955187@N00/14677571612/in/set-72157645785695883

there's a photo of it. It is very slight, but just enough to make it difficult to fit a ring around it.
07-16-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By adlai

are steerer tubes meant to be shaved near the fork?

There is no other explanation.

I am trying to install the fork on the frame. Put the crown race on it.

It goes down the tube fine until the final inch or so. The tube gets a little thicker, by...
07-04-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By adlai

It is possible that a part is missing. I'm...

It is possible that a part is missing.

I'm worried more about water/mud getting in there with the gap so big.
07-04-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By adlai

That is possible, but when I put the fork in the...

That is possible, but when I put the fork in the other one, it is still short.

I'm wondering if I got like a BMX part by accident. Should it matter?
07-04-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By adlai

I got the little crown on the fork, but still...

I got the little crown on the fork, but still there's a gap between it and the frame.

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I got this headset

Sunlite Steel Headset, Threadless - 1-1/8", Black...
07-03-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By adlai

both are 1 1/8

both are 1 1/8
07-03-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By adlai

Trying to install headset on bike

But one part won't fit. Pictures...

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As you can see, one cup doesn't go down the entire way. I've tried pounding it with a pipe overlaying the fork -- no luck. And anyways, if you...
06-24-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By adlai

ah, yup, figured it out. I had installed a 110mm...

ah, yup, figured it out. I had installed a 110mm bracket.

Just ordered a 122.5 mm bracket.
06-24-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By adlai

How to move my crank away from the bottom bracket?

I have a square taper BB in a Mtn bike frame.

Crank I have is like a 46t.

It is too close to the frame. The teeth rub up against the frame.

How do I space it out?
06-19-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By adlai

Converting folding bike to s3x gearing

Hi,

So I have a Montague Boston I'm looking to convert into an s3x machine.

I've run into a few problems, as expected. Wondering if you guys could help out.

So first of all, I don't have any...
06-10-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Posted By adlai

Can't find any info on that. Have to look at...

Can't find any info on that. Have to look at pictures of them and guess.
06-10-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Posted By adlai

Not sure if I can mount bar-end shifter on bullhorns

I bought these handlebars

Amazon.com : Retrospec Bicycles Pursuit Bull Horn Style Lightweight Alloy Handlebars for Track Bike, Black : Bicycle Bullhorn Handlebars : Sports & Outdoors...
05-08-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By adlai

What size handlebar for a S3X Bar End Shifter?

Much to my surprise, my bullhorn bars are too small for the S3X shifter.

What size? 31.8? 25.4? It seems that many handlebars have that at the center clamp...but narrow for the rest of it.
04-24-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By adlai

Hmm, well apparently they recommend a 1x pattern....

Hmm, well apparently they recommend a 1x pattern. Lacing Question: all spoke heads in? (http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/lacing-question-all-spoke-heads-582141.html)
04-24-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By adlai

Spoke crosses likely makes for a stronger wheel...

Spoke crosses likely makes for a stronger wheel though, no? With a hub this heavy, I probably want as strong a wheel as possible
04-24-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By adlai

Im mainly worried about the angle they make with...

Im mainly worried about the angle they make with the rim. All of my other wheels have the spoke making a 90 degree angle with the rim. Then, on a hub this big I'm not sure if it is possible to have...
04-24-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By adlai

#1 Wheel Building SPOKE CALCULATOR Now Online |...

#1 Wheel Building SPOKE CALCULATOR Now Online | PROWHEELBUILDER (http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/)

Using this calculator, nuvinci n360 32h rear on 26 inch Alex rim should be...
04-24-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By adlai

building a wheel spokes at weird angles

376466I put in figures in a spoke calculator online for the hub and rim, but initial lacing up the angles look weird. Should I continue?
Forum: Touring
04-21-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By adlai

Suspension fork or no?

I'm building up a folding bike. Its main use would be for exploration. Not a big mountain biker, so it would likely mostly stay in car trunks and city streets.

Am searching for a fork right now....
04-18-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By adlai

on a 26 inch bike. Basically, it's easier finding...

on a 26 inch bike. Basically, it's easier finding rigid road bike forks than rigid mtn bike forks.

Just wondering how the geometry would slide up or if it might be uneven.
04-18-14, 11:17 AM
04-08-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By adlai

Yeah, I figured out that I have a 94mm BCD crank....

Yeah, I figured out that I have a 94mm BCD crank.

Now as for finding chainrings...This is going to be used with a single speed bike so I'd like to be able to find a nice thick durable chainring,...
04-08-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By adlai

Mountain Bike Cranks

I am refurbishing an old mountain bicycle.

The cranks themselves seem fine but the chainrings need replacing.

How do I figure out the size? Do most mountain bikes have similar cranks?
04-04-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,231
Posted By adlai

Aluminum fork? Really?

How are alu forks a good idea? isn't the fork one of the most stressed areas of the bike? So with an alu-rigid fork, aren't you basically getting something that's pretty fragile and annoying to ride...
04-02-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,871
Posted By adlai

Anyone ever use a Biopace crankset?

Looks interesting, to say the least.

Basically, it has a chainring which is not perfectly round, but has slight variations to account for the human body's legs.

Seems good in theory. THoughts?
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