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11-12-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By bud16415

I started out with a 30, 42, 52 and find the 42...

I started out with a 30, 42, 52 and find the 42 to be the perfect middle ring as well. I had zero use for the super high 52 ring. My plan similar to yours was to take the 52 off and replace it with a...
07-18-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By bud16415

In the old days we used to do what they called a...

In the old days we used to do what they called a (flop and chop) giving you a bullhorn bar. If you haven’t seen that google flop and chop bullhorn.

You are not using the drops anyway and when you...
06-30-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By bud16415

plus one :)

plus one :)
06-30-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By bud16415

I knew there had to be a couple other smart...

I knew there had to be a couple other smart people in the whole world. Haha :D

Your set up might even be a smidgen better than mine as every tooth makes a difference shifting up from the granny...
06-30-17, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By bud16415

Hi Nigel I agree with you and for myself if I...

Hi Nigel
I agree with you and for myself if I was living in a fairly normal area with minimal steep hills. I would do exactly what you did with a 1x9 (44t front & 12-36t in the back) those look like...
06-30-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By bud16415

I have weighed in before on the 3x9 question with...

I have weighed in before on the 3x9 question with regard to cross chaining. I tried every variety of 3x9 combos I could think of and finally the reality struck me. I was always looking at my total...
06-21-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,928
Posted By bud16415

I can’t find a photo right now but on my touring...

I can’t find a photo right now but on my touring bike I added a top of the bar front brake for casual riding and to help hold the bike against a hill when pushing it up hill. I took an old mtn bike...
06-06-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,648
Posted By bud16415

Your 44-40 half step allows you to go all the way...

Your 44-40 half step allows you to go all the way down to a 20t on your grandpa gear with a 20 tooth drop on that shift. Where I have the 42-45 half step and was limited at 24 tooth with an 18 tooth...
06-06-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,648
Posted By bud16415

I agree and with starting with a 9 speed rather...

I agree and with starting with a 9 speed rather than a 7 or 8 speed you could say my cassette starts with a 14t. The 12t is there for the 45t ring and a nice straight chain line with 100GI. Thatís...
06-05-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,648
Posted By bud16415

3x9 half step + granny (45-42-24) X...

3x9 half step + granny (45-42-24) X (12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36) for me

Same as a 15 cog cassette off the half steps only and another 4 gears off the granny for when you need them but I don’t...
Forum: Touring
02-20-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,592
Posted By bud16415

45-42-24 front 12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36 back ...

45-42-24 front 12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36 back
18-101 gear inch
Forum: Touring
02-13-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,673
Posted By bud16415

Here is what your gearing will look like and what...

Here is what your gearing will look like and what speeds you can expect with cadence between 60 and 90 RPM.

I guessed at wheel size as this is the size that gave you 17.9 and 78 GI. You should...
Forum: Touring
02-08-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,673
Posted By bud16415

I think most would agree 90-100 on a touring bike...

I think most would agree 90-100 on a touring bike are for tail winds and keeping your legs warm on down hills. Anything over 100 for sure isn’t needed. At the same time I do know people who are...
Forum: Touring
02-06-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,673
Posted By bud16415

I know you said in one of the first posts you...

I know you said in one of the first posts you liked your center ring the size it was.

I do also and that was what I didnít care for with a mtn crank on a road bike. It got me the low touring gear...
01-30-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,173
Posted By bud16415

I donít know about the OPís 30t granny and what...

I donít know about the OPís 30t granny and what cassette he has but both of those are inexpensive to change as I did going from a 30-42-52 crank and a 11-32 cassette to the 24-42-45 crank and a 12-36...
01-30-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,173
Posted By bud16415

I run 45-42-24 X 12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36. The...

I run 45-42-24 X 12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36. The 42 45 shift is as smooth as glass and 45 with that rear cassette gives an almost perfect half step. Better than the 46-42 combination if I remember....
01-26-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By bud16415

Google image “chop and flop handlebars” I...

Google image “chop and flop handlebars”

I did mine chop no flop with brifters and ride mostly on the hoods. I used to have a pic but can’t find it right now.
Forum: Touring
01-26-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,673
Posted By bud16415

I had the same 15 GI on my Windsor when I had the...

I had the same 15 GI on my Windsor when I had the mtn crank on with the 36t in the back. it wasnít that I couldnít ride a 15GI as I agree 15 would be great. The problem I had is with a mtn crank I...
Forum: Touring
01-24-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,673
Posted By bud16415

For me it was all about the center ring as well...

For me it was all about the center ring as well and I wanted it to split my flat land gears down the middle. I spent a lot of time debating how to get small steps and a wide range and finally decided...
12-15-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By bud16415

18 GI he would move 4.7 feet per revolution of...

18 GI he would move 4.7 feet per revolution of the crank. Hard to tell from the movie but my guess is he’s at about that gear.

My tour bike has an 18 GI low harder than spinning it is trying to...
10-19-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By bud16415

Fred 1) n. a person who spends a lot of money...

Fred
1) n. a person who spends a lot of money on his bike and clothing, but still can't ride. "What a fred -- too much Lycra and titanium and not enough skill." Synonym for poser. Occasionally...
Forum: Touring
10-18-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By bud16415

I did just that on a road bike I love to ride. I...

I did just that on a road bike I love to ride. I left the granny off and used a mountain triple to get a low double gearing. What I like best about it is the small ring is right in the middle of the...
Forum: Touring
10-17-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By bud16415

I do it just the opposite for flat land. I use a...

I do it just the opposite for flat land. I use a wider spaced rear setup 12-36 9sp and then a triple to tighten up the spacing 45,42,XX half step + granny. It is like having a double with 15 cogs in...
10-13-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By bud16415

I have talked about chain line here before and it...

I have talked about chain line here before and it is something to think about if you go 1X. if you stay with 9 in the back the center 5 should be your bread and butter gears.

My big ring is...
10-13-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,806
Posted By bud16415

Here is mine it is tough as nails. I left the...

Here is mine it is tough as nails. I left the gearing alone as it is hilly here. If I lived in the flatter city I would keep the center ring, take off the granny and replace the big ring with a bash...
10-13-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By bud16415

Yes it would be aprox. equal to a grade 5...

Yes it would be aprox. equal to a grade 5 fastener. Maybe 8000 lbs in shear or something like that.

Your design should work ok you can buy both RH & LH taps for these threads and drill and tap...
10-13-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By bud16415

I have looked at how I wanted different triples...

I have looked at how I wanted different triples to work for different uses over different conditions and for me on a road bike I always came back to the same thing. It was about the range and the...
Forum: Touring
10-12-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,163
Posted By bud16415

I agree with both replies. The likelihood of...

I agree with both replies. The likelihood of improving on a mature product that already meets or exceeds the consumerís expectations wonít happen. Combine that with it being a consumable that is a...
10-12-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By bud16415

He should be on an old tough mountain bike frame...

He should be on an old tough mountain bike frame with low mountain gearing and no suspension and lots of spokes and 26” street tires. Get him the super thick slime filled tubes with the Schrader...
Forum: Touring
10-12-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,163
Posted By bud16415

My question would be if there have been...

My question would be if there have been revelations in chain design that allow a smaller chain to compete with a larger one that to the eye looks stronger, then why haven’t they applied those...
Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,606
Posted By bud16415

I would recommend an adjustable stem where you...

I would recommend an adjustable stem where you can change the angle. I bought one 5 years ago with the intent of using it to figure out my best ride position and reach. I figured once I got it dialed...
10-06-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By bud16415

I have been rattle can painting bikes for 50...

I have been rattle can painting bikes for 50 years. Hundreds of bikes I would guess. Some of the early ones being done as a 10 year old were not the best I have to admit. That being said they always...
10-05-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,070
Posted By bud16415

Not only does your old bike know, but if you keep...

Not only does your old bike know, but if you keep them side by side the new bike is likely to catch some of the things wrong with the old bike and even worse it will pick up some of the attitude. If...
09-29-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,639
Posted By bud16415

Steel vs aluminum the edge goes slightly to...

Steel vs aluminum the edge goes slightly to aluminum if you strictly look at comparable grades of materials cost and simple strength measurements. I always tell people aluminum is about 1/3 the...
09-28-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,672
Posted By bud16415

Thatís the reason I have always encouraged people...

Thatís the reason I have always encouraged people to at least look for a used bike for a bit before they go new. You get people with limited budgets and they want to go to Walmart and get a $100 bike...
09-28-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,672
Posted By bud16415

Sometimes people buy the wrong bike getting...

Sometimes people buy the wrong bike getting started. Many times in fact they donít want to buy several bikes so they go for the bike they envision themselves riding when they get back in shape and...
09-27-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By bud16415

Five people moving down the road at 20 MPH plus...

Five people moving down the road at 20 MPH plus the weight of the wagon with adequate stopping power should take about one horsepower. At least that’s what the Amish around here tell me.

They run...
09-27-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,059
Posted By bud16415

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o716/bud16415/...

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Ten bucks at garage sale.
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09-27-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,672
Posted By bud16415

I know what you mean I always laugh at the...

I know what you mean I always laugh at the infomercials where they show the latest home fitness machine and show you how it folds down and stores under the bed. I always add the line “To never be...
09-27-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By bud16415

My advice might be a little off topic and I don’t...

My advice might be a little off topic and I don’t think I have ever made this recommendation before but take it as a sincere bit of advice for what it is worth.

I would start out with a recumbent...
09-27-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,672
Posted By bud16415

I don’t post a whole lot but it looks like you...

I don’t post a whole lot but it looks like you got a nice bike for your needs.

Someone above posted about all the people that buy a bike like you bought and are back in a few months asking about...
Forum: Touring
09-22-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By bud16415

I found my bottom gear to be 18GI I had 17 for a...

I found my bottom gear to be 18GI I had 17 for a while but I felt like a hamster in a wheel spinning so fast just to stay upright. 18 for me is as low as I care to go without seeming like it is more...
Forum: Touring
09-22-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By bud16415

Using your touring bike as a daily rider with no...

Using your touring bike as a daily rider with no desire to race is pretty common and being able to then use it touring is a bonus. I looked at every gear setup I could think of and it boils down to...
09-16-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,717
Posted By bud16415

I have a friend at work that bought a Walmart...

I have a friend at work that bought a Walmart bike 2 years ago for about 100 bucks and rides it as a commuter bike about 1 mile to work each day and on the weekend in the summer might do up to a 10...
08-19-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By bud16415

My 3x9 has half step plus granny and I have 15...

My 3x9 has half step plus granny and I have 15 distinct different gears ranging from 18-100 GI at roughly 5 GI steps. It is all I would ever need. I might add overlap and repeated gears isn’t a bad...
08-19-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,058
Posted By bud16415

I shift between a 24t granny and a 42t center...

I shift between a 24t granny and a 42t center ring that’s an 18 tooth jump. Many would call a fairly hard shift to make or about as hard as anyone would recommend doing. You are shifting between a 22...
08-18-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,058
Posted By bud16415

I have been reading this in parts over the day so...

I have been reading this in parts over the day so if I repeat someone’s comments I’m sorry.

The OP wants a solution that does not exist. There have been some good suggestions as work around but...
08-18-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,182
Posted By bud16415

Glad you tried it out. The concept is kind of...

Glad you tried it out. The concept is kind of counter intuitive at first glance. We think of pushing the crank down but for every action there has to be an equal and opposite reaction.
08-12-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,102
Posted By bud16415

Just take the FD off. Tape the cable to one of...

Just take the FD off. Tape the cable to one of the tubes and ride it like you stole it.
08-12-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,033
Posted By bud16415

The idea of a used mtn bike is great of the type...

The idea of a used mtn bike is great of the type oddjob2 suggested. They are getting a little harder to find around here than they used to be. They also come with a lot of wear on the drive parts...
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