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09-27-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By captsven

Do you ride the bike, or does the bike ride you?

Do you ride the bike, or does the bike ride you?
10-28-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,337
Posted By captsven

I have a dynamo system already. What I would...

I have a dynamo system already. What I would like, and I think is doable, is a front and rear camera system that recharges itself from the dynamo.

Each camera would have a small battery that...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By captsven

It's my everything bike. I use it for commuting...

It's my everything bike. I use it for commuting and long rides. I am not into multiple bikes and I have been riding this one almost exclusively for about 5 years. I am a little stressed now and I...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By captsven

Thanks for the reference to Doug. This is just...

Thanks for the reference to Doug. This is just what I am looking for!!!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By captsven

You are correct, it is the head tube not the head...

You are correct, it is the head tube not the head set.

No pictures yet I am at work. It is my commuter and there is a crack almost all the way around the head tube. I rode it in today and was...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By captsven

Cracked headset on late '70's Rossin

I just found a severe crack on the lower part of the headset on my late '70's Rossin. My questions are:

1) Is this an easy cost effective fix or should I give up now? I don't mind spending a...
11-12-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By captsven

This is interesting. My bike is late '80's...

This is interesting. My bike is late '80's Rossin steel bike. Maybe the steel has more of a resonance characteristic. To be clear, mine is a vibration felt on the bike and not a hum sound from the...
11-11-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By captsven

I have been riding on the PV-8 for about a year...

I have been riding on the PV-8 for about a year now. I do get a small vibration at about 20+ mph. Does the whole front end shake and is dangerous, no. It is a very subtle vibration. My commute is...
10-25-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By captsven

I have been using my PV8 for about a year now. I...

I have been using my PV8 for about a year now. I really like it. It has been maintenance free. This is my first dynamo hub so I have nothing to compare it too.

The only issue I had was...
11-30-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By captsven

What parts do you have that keeps your chain...

What parts do you have that keeps your chain tension equal throughout a full chain ring rotation?
11-29-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By captsven

I always wondered if this was 1/2" from the...

I always wondered if this was 1/2" from the tightest or loosest spot in the rotation of the crank? Or neither?
10-10-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By captsven

Well that is interesting because this is a...

Well that is interesting because this is a dynohub. I am guessing this may fall into the pressed together category.

I have to take a closer look at it.
10-10-12, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By captsven

Thanks. Have you ever seen a hub that was...

Thanks.

Have you ever seen a hub that was not offset?

Any idea about what percent of the industry production isn't offset?
10-10-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By captsven

Hub hole offset issue

I have a front hub (non disc) that does not have any offset on the spoke holes. The right flange holes are directly opposite the left flange holes. I checked many times in a few ways.


I built...
03-21-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By captsven

With the price of gas going up and more people...

With the price of gas going up and more people commuting on bikes, I think this is inevitable. There is too much revenue for the man to pass up!
09-10-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By captsven

It all depends on your personal fitness. I would...

It all depends on your personal fitness. I would go around 66 on a fg.

Remember you have to come down the hill too. If your using a flip/flop you may want one gear for going up and one for...
09-23-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,342
Posted By captsven

Finally, someone with some sense.

Finally, someone with some sense.
09-23-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,342
Posted By captsven

There is only one law... Come home alive...

There is only one law...

Come home alive from your ride.

I feel sorry for most of you guys. In Grand Rapids I regularly blow through traffic lights. Even when there are cops are waiting for...
09-21-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By captsven

That saddle doesn't even look broken in, just a...

That saddle doesn't even look broken in, just a little abused. You have to be very careful where you lean the bike with leather saddles. That saddle has thousands of miles left in it.

I just...
09-10-09, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By captsven

What size cog? My guess would be he had...

What size cog?

My guess would be he had another rear wheel with a smaller cog that fit perfect. He probably had this wheel/cog and put it on and kept the good one.

If the gearing is OK get a...
09-08-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,485
Posted By captsven

What are the real differences from a $12 generic...

What are the real differences from a $12 generic and a $70 track chain?

Materials, tolerences, design?

Does anybody really know?

I have used several track chains. Somejust feel better than...
08-28-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By captsven

Does the slipping happen only when under a lot of...

Does the slipping happen only when under a lot of torque (pedaling really hard)?
08-26-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,407
Posted By captsven

From my personal experience I think saddle-bar...

From my personal experience I think saddle-bar drop is also affected by age. When I was younger I had the drop low to get great aero position. This was comfortable even for long distance riding.
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08-25-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By captsven

A good way to see if your cog and ring are...

A good way to see if your cog and ring are aligned is to use a straight edge.

I like to use a three foot level. With the chain off the cog and chain ring, lay the straight edge on the face of...
08-21-09, 04:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By captsven

Electical tape is OK but definately do NOT use...

Electical tape is OK but definately do NOT use duct tape!
08-19-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,704
Posted By captsven

The biggest advantage for me is that brakeless is...

The biggest advantage for me is that brakeless is more fun.
08-14-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By captsven

I hate some of the fixed gears some of the time. ...

I hate some of the fixed gears some of the time.

I hate some of the fixed gears all of the time.

But I don't hate all of the fixed gears all of the time.

(I really don't hate too much of...
08-12-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,615
Posted By captsven

Those days are long gone. The censorship...

Those days are long gone.

The censorship and control of these forums have destroyed that era.
08-05-09, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By captsven

When you say "chain line looks good" did you...

When you say "chain line looks good" did you measure it or eyeball it?

I bet the chain line is off...
08-02-09, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,531
Posted By captsven

I've used the Speedplay X's for years. I go...

I've used the Speedplay X's for years. I go through at least two set of cleats a year. I figure I go through cleats twice as fast on a brakeless fixed gear vs. geared.

On the Speedplays the...
07-22-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,723
Posted By captsven

I spray antiperspirant over my entire body every...

I spray antiperspirant over my entire body every day before my commute. I put double on my face and head.
07-14-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By captsven

Sounds like the bb is loose. It is the...

Sounds like the bb is loose.

It is the noise that concerns me. A properly adjusted bb should sound smooth, when you spin the cranks w/o the chain on. Do the cranks spin smoothly and spin for a...
07-14-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By captsven

If you remove the bearings cages you need to add...

If you remove the bearings cages you need to add a few more bearings to make up for the empty space. Never had a Sugino bb so I don't know how many.

If you spin the cranks w/o the chain on and...
07-09-09, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By captsven

Front...

Front (http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/HB/EV-HB-7710-F-1728A_v1_m56577569830647954.pdf)

Rear...
07-03-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By captsven

I run the same bb. Are you using two tools...

I run the same bb.

Are you using two tools to tighten the lock ring while holding the cup? Or do you just tighten the ring against the bb shell?

DO NOT USE LOCKTITE!
...
07-02-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,881
Posted By captsven

You don't have to skid to stop. You can...

You don't have to skid to stop. You can anticipate a stop and gradual slow.

I ride brakeless on gatorskins, have an 8 mile commute each way and I ride after work and weekends. I go through 2-3...
06-30-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,312
Posted By captsven

How difficult is it to change a flat? Can...

How difficult is it to change a flat?

Can you give us a close up shot of the hub on the bike?
06-27-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By captsven

I've never used it. You can never go wrong...

I've never used it.

You can never go wrong with riveting the chain. You will probably have no issues with the masterlink either.

If you are riding brakeless fixed I would rivet, otherwise, I...
06-27-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By captsven

You do not need the masterlink. Some people...

You do not need the masterlink.

Some people use them, some people don't. If you use them it makes cleaning the chain easier if you want to take it off the bike.

Some people think masterlinks...
06-26-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By captsven

http://www.analyticcycling.com/PedalOpCrankLength_...

http://www.analyticcycling.com/PedalOpCrankLength_Page.html
06-19-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,088
Posted By captsven

So did it actaully bust/break apart or did it...

So did it actaully bust/break apart or did it unscrew?

I have had one chain come off in the last 4-5 years and that was my fault. It was the ESH but I was doing about 30 mph down a hill and it...
06-19-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,088
Posted By captsven

I ran an Izumi ESH for 3-4 years. Loved them...

I ran an Izumi ESH for 3-4 years. Loved them except for the price. Never had the screw fail. The nut came off a couple of times but the screw always held. I totaly recommend these chains.

last...
06-15-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By captsven

I just realized my error. It is not a cup...

I just realized my error.

It is not a cup and cone bb but a cartridge. It is smoked and you need a new one.
06-15-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By captsven

So your friend, who works for a bike shop, took...

So your friend, who works for a bike shop, took apart your bb and said you needed a new one. I have to wonder why he didn't clean it, repack, adust and tighten it properly. Cup and cone bb's are...
06-15-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By captsven

It sounds like the cups on your bb are loose. ...

It sounds like the cups on your bb are loose.

Try this...with the chain off of the crank. Hold the crank in one hand and the bike frame in another. Try to move it back and forth the same...
06-15-09, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By captsven

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=12...

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=127#adjust

Scroll down to HEADSET BEARING ADJUSTMENT
06-12-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,511
Posted By captsven

You have a bead and a belt. The bead is what...

You have a bead and a belt.

The bead is what hooks into the notch in the rim. This is usually either wire (non folding) or Kevlar (folding).

Belted tires will have a Kevlar belt around the...
06-10-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,272
Posted By captsven

You ask for the impossible. I suggest you...

You ask for the impossible.

I suggest you don't put the lock through the CR and get a chain guard. Disposable nitrile gloves also work well.

If you find a lube that doesn't get black after 30...
05-27-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,693
Posted By captsven

Asking for help with controling headshake is the...

Asking for help with controling headshake is the wrong question. You should being more interested in finding the cause.

You have an 80's Pinarello. That bike was built for 30+ mph. There should...
05-26-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By captsven

http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content...

http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/HB/EV-HB-7710-F-1728A_v1_m56577569830647954.pdf

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