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11-30-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By guruguhan

Best powder-coater in Toronto?

Hi all,

I'm looking for suggestions on good powder-coaters in Toronto/GTA. I've heard Spectrum does a cheap powder-coat ($30-which I've heard also looks like a $30 job). I'm looking for...
Forum: Touring
11-07-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,521
Posted By guruguhan

You can sign me up for one of those kickstands...

You can sign me up for one of those kickstands Tom - nice invention! Will you offer anything to connect the collapsed stand to your frame? Please PM me if you have the chance. Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-07-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,171
Posted By guruguhan

I recently dumped the Giant OCR bike I was...

I recently dumped the Giant OCR bike I was building in favor of an LHT. I had to go out of my way to track down a Sage green LHT in 58cm. I surely hope Surly doesn't go the McD generic route with...
11-06-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,805
Posted By guruguhan

:( Sheldon, I'm so sorry to hear that. I...

:( Sheldon, I'm so sorry to hear that.

I dont think anyone here will ever believe you to be Sheldon "Gimp" Brown. I think Sheldon "the Brainiac" Brown is more fitting.

All the best.
11-06-06, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,805
Posted By guruguhan

Ok, thanks again Sheldon! How are you...

Ok, thanks again Sheldon!

How are you feeling these days? Hope you're well
11-05-06, 08:37 PM
11-05-06, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By guruguhan

Were Shimano road hubs only available in 32spoke and below before 2006?

Hi all,

I'm shopping around for Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 hubs and I've noticed I can't seem to find a 36H version before 2006. Just wondering if its because they weren't made in 36H before 2006...
11-05-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By guruguhan

The AK-32 for $100? That is a steal! I am a...

The AK-32 for $100? That is a steal!

I am a bike newbie, and jumped into mech stuff. No major problems so far, only one cut on my hand, but I've barraged this forum with questions.

I went for...
11-05-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,805
Posted By guruguhan

Thank Old Hammer, I've considered travel agents...

Thank Old Hammer, I've considered travel agents (and tossed the idea) when I was considering v-brakes with STI shifters on a touring bike. I was asking Sheldon for clarification that travel agents...
11-05-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,805
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks Match 'Em Brown :) So travel agents...

Thanks Match 'Em Brown :)

So travel agents are used both ways? (ex. When one wants to use v-brakes with normal road levers, and when one wants to use xtr levers with road brakes?)

I'm asking...
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By guruguhan

Do you guys know if Brooks only distributes the...

Do you guys know if Brooks only distributes the Black and Honey colored saddles here in North America? I thought that they discontinued the Antique brown color, but I can see it is available in the...
11-05-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,805
Posted By guruguhan

Can one use a short-pull brake with long-pull levers?

Hi all,

First, I think I need to clarify a couple things in case my understanding of the basics are incorrect.

1) I believe cantilevers and calipers are considered short-pull, yes?
2) drop bar...
11-05-06, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By guruguhan

Ah, I see. Thanks again

Ah, I see. Thanks again
11-05-06, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By guruguhan

Lol Thanks guys - as someone new to this, I...

Lol

Thanks guys - as someone new to this, I cant see the difference between this and a normal front dropout. Is the beveled area the "lip"?
11-05-06, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By guruguhan

Lawyer lips? Axle retension system?

Hi all,

I'm looking for a picture of a front dropout with "lawyer lips." I tried googling it, nothing bike related came up though.

Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-04-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By guruguhan

Best touring saddle for under $50?

Hi all,

I want to buy an inexpensive saddle to use until I get a Brooks. I'd like to just wait until the new Brooks models come out, but I want something to sit on while training in the winter.
...
11-04-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By guruguhan

Hillrider, you rock. That worked like a charm. ...

Hillrider, you rock. That worked like a charm. Thanks a lot!
11-04-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks hillrider - I'm still missing something. ...

Thanks hillrider - I'm still missing something. Using the nickel, it still prevents me from inserting the crank puller because the puller seems too long. Do you know what I mean? Comparing Park's...
11-04-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By guruguhan

How about with the Kurt Kinetic or 1up?

How about with the Kurt Kinetic or 1up?
11-04-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks BikeInMN!

Thanks BikeInMN!
11-04-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By guruguhan

Problem with CWP-6 crank puller and Octalink

Hello,

I have an Ultegra splined Octalink crank that I’m trying to remove. I have the Park CWP-6 crank puller, but cannot seem to get it fitted after reading the instructions both on the Park...
10-31-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

I bow to your greatness! :)

I bow to your greatness! :)
10-31-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

:D ...

:D http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/surly-rohloff/pages/1-rightside.html
10-31-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

The last time I was following the Blues was a...

The last time I was following the Blues was a while ago, but what I liked about them was the fans. Very supportive (at the time anyways).

About the overheating issue, I can't explain the...
10-31-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

Which kind of rim brakes are you talking about? ...

Which kind of rim brakes are you talking about? Cantis or V's? To my surprise, one poster says there is a difference in the overheating issue (between vs and cantis, I'm talking only about cantis)....
Forum: Touring
10-31-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By guruguhan

Which are more popular on touring bikes: vs, cantis or discs and why?

Hello,

I had made the decision to go with cantis after reading on this forum and coming to the conclusion that most regular tourers use cantis, but a recent member has made me question this...
10-31-06, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

Yeah, there are pro disc supporters on the...

Yeah, there are pro disc supporters on the touring forum (not saying everyone doesn't like them, just saying that most people use cantis on their tourers), I don't think it compares to the number of...
10-31-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

One way I know he didn't know anything was by...

One way I know he didn't know anything was by this:

(and then goes on to make completely false statments)

The earlier indication I had of his ability to "help" was his belief that mountain...
10-31-06, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

Dont' quote me on that Phantoj, I'm just...

Dont' quote me on that Phantoj, I'm just repeating what I've read on the touring forum. As a commuter, I'd probably get them too. But enough people have told me that the cantis are my best bets for...
10-31-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

I don't miss the advice from people who don't...

I don't miss the advice from people who don't know what they are talking about (and yes, I figured that out in less than a month of seeing his responses to my questions), whether they have been here...
10-31-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

Oh, ok. I'm going to put discs on my Pugsley,...

Oh, ok. I'm going to put discs on my Pugsley, but I've read that using discs while touring can lead to heat issues on steep descents. I actually haven't bought my cantis yet (waiting to get the...
10-31-06, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,189
Posted By guruguhan

Pugsley Q's

Hi all,

I've got a few pugsley Q's for pugsley owners. Joe1946, I hope you see this!

1) I know I need an E-type derailleur. What I dont know is top pull or bottom pull, and top swing or bottom...
10-31-06, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By guruguhan

Pugsley Q's

Hi all,

I've got a few pugsley Q's for pugsley owners. Joe1946, I hope you see this! :)

1) I know I need an E-type derailleur. What I dont know is top pull or bottom pull, and top swing or...
10-31-06, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By guruguhan

Trainer Q's

Hi all,

I will be getting a trainer in the near future and was wondering about clipless pedals. I'm almost done building a bike, which will be the nicest bike I've had to date, that doesn't say...
10-30-06, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks Phantoj! That was what I was looking for...

Thanks Phantoj! That was what I was looking for (I didn't know where to measure). What kinds of brakes are you using? I'm wondering if Tektro Oryx cantis will have any clearance issues with 50mm...
10-30-06, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

think I could do 50mm fenders?

think I could do 50mm fenders?
10-30-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By guruguhan

I've got another question for fellow OCR Touring...

I've got another question for fellow OCR Touring owners - what is the maximum tire size you've been able to get on them? Right now I'm using 700x38 tires. Fender size? I want to get fenders, and...
10-30-06, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks a lot everyone! All great information! ...

Thanks a lot everyone! All great information!

I dont' have a bike stand, so I'm still a little curious about the PCS-1, TS-5 combo. I'll ask at my LBS to see what they say. I'm glad I don't...
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By guruguhan

They should put rack eyelets on the Karate Monkey...

Was just looking at the Karate Monkey (not looking to buy, just checking it out). It seems like a nice frame, any reason why they didn't put rack eyelets on the fork? Why don't all non-suspension...
10-30-06, 12:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

That's what I thought, why did you say that for...

That's what I thought, why did you say that for the FC-6503 you need a 118.5 spindle length? It depends on my rear cassete, rear frame spacing, seattube diameter, etc...does it not?

Though in my...
10-29-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By guruguhan

Beginner wheelbuilding Q's

Hello all,

I'm starting to become interested in the idea of building my wheels but had some questions:

1) In addition to the spoke wrench I have, I was planning on getting: TS-8 Truing stand...
10-29-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

I do have a 118.5mm, but how is the type of crank...

I do have a 118.5mm, but how is the type of crank determine the spindle length? I got 118.5 because it was correct for a proper chainline on my bike (used Sheldon's method to estimate my chainline).
10-29-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks Mech :)

Thanks Mech :)
10-29-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

Great then! I think its all good. I cannot see...

Great then! I think its all good. I cannot see the splines, only part of the spindle. I'll probably tighten the cranks a second time after riding for a few miles.


Ah, ok. I initially...
10-29-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

Well, since the info I have says that these work...

Well, since the info I have says that these work together, and I think I've done everything correctly, I went ahead and bolted it down. It looks like it worked out, but I'm not positive. When the...
10-29-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

According to some quick searches on the web,...

According to some quick searches on the web, these two are compatible. Anyone know what else I could be doing wrong?
10-29-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

I'm not positive the splines match, that's my...

I'm not positive the splines match, that's my worry - but it looks like they are so close to matching (less than a 1mm off). The ebay store had sent this 105 BB (BB-5500) with the crank (FC-6503) I...
10-29-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks for posting this Plainsman! Got my BB...

Thanks for posting this Plainsman! Got my BB installed today, you saved me $25! :) Though I think I might get my LBS to check my torque.
10-29-06, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,031
Posted By guruguhan

Installing Octalink crank, splines not fitting...

Hi all,

I'm trying to install my crankset onto the BB and I can't seem to get the splines to match up. I've read the Park tool instructions, but still not having any luck. I've put one of the BB...
10-28-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,396
Posted By guruguhan

Thanks to both of you for your comments and help....

Thanks to both of you for your comments and help.

I just did the calculations, I already had all the measurements done. It came out pretty well (at least I have the right size frame! phew! :) ) ...
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