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07-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By michaelm101

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent...

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent me the measurements and the standover will be too high for the stoker (by 2.5"). So,this is a no go!
07-22-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for...

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for flat bars with a 1-3" rise...
07-22-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car...

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car crash injuries, so I plan on converting the front bar to a standard flat bar with slight rise, depending on my fit.This should be easy. It appears to be...
07-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By michaelm101

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This one is listed for 850 OBO. Owner doesn't know too...
07-17-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By michaelm101

Tandem Price/Features vs Std Bike Price/Features? - also Please Suggest...

Lifetime cyclist here and interested in a tandem (road/touring) for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to work out with my stoker, but she’s willing to give it a try…

I realize it’s a niche...
05-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case...

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case in & of itself, with its smart attaching ramp on the back. I need a mount where I simply place my phone, already in a rubberized case onto the mount....
05-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks everybody! 2 inch it is!

Thanks everybody!

2 inch it is!
05-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By michaelm101

1.25" or 2" Hitch Receiver for Bike Rack?

I'm contemplating the purchase of a platform bike rack for a vehicle. I have no plans on towing any trailers or anything of that nature

In light of this, would you recommend the 1.25 or 2 inch...
05-15-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By michaelm101

Phone Holder/Mount for Phone in already Living in Shock/Rubberized Case

I was thinking it would be an easy search, but of course it was not. Can anyone suggest a solid handlebar mount / holder for my iphone that will be staying in its rubberized shock proof case? I own...
05-11-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. After cleaning the cassette in a kerosene...

Thanks. After cleaning the cassette in a kerosene filled coffee can, and putting it all back together, it appears to be back to normal.:) So it looks like I've just experienced the faulty engineering...
05-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks, everybody. The shop I used to go, who had...

Thanks, everybody. The shop I used to go, who had excellent mechanics who would often help me or let me use their tools without charging me closed down.:mad:
Indeed, this mechanic obviously had...
05-10-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By michaelm101

Dura Ace Shifters & DA Rear Wheel, Just Discovered 3-4mm of Play in Cassette

Haven't ridden this bike (2006 Roubaix Pro in like new condition) in a very loong time. I had some simulated "automatic transmission" instances that were annoying and then had the chain try to fall...
03-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks for this information!

Thanks for this information!
08-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By michaelm101

L & M has a great set of side lights built right...

L & M has a great set of side lights built right in to their 'Urban' line. Unfortunately, they all have rubber band mounts and their basic "flashlight design" will blind (and anger) on-coming...
08-22-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By michaelm101

Plz Suggest Front Light w/ Screw-type Mount, Amber Side Light and Daytime Flash

I own NR Lumina 750s with standard screw-style mounts -- Excellent light, good flash, but no side visibility.

I own a L&M Urban 900 -- good flashlight style light, good side amber lights, but no...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,593
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the...

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the past and it kept falling off the rack when I hit bumps.
07-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By michaelm101

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a...

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a marksman at a very young age, but you my friend, have a very special talent!

Just make sure to maintain your ammo supply, particularly in the...
07-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. But if this product did not exist...

Agreed. But if this product did not exist anywhere, I for one, would most likely not be interested and would not have posted.

I contacted the manufacturer and look forward to a reply. I will post...
07-02-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and...

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and have not yet read a definitive answer.
I simply want the truth.

There are centuries-old questions that humans still ponder...
07-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,408
Posted By michaelm101

Anybody weighed equal lengths?

Indeed, the videomaker weighed the rolls right out of the box and perhaps they were the exact same length-- I have not contacted the company about this.

I have used these liners for over a decade...
07-01-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks for the info. That's marketing for ya...I...

Thanks for the info. That's marketing for ya...I think there's brand out there that's formulated specifically for Bigfoot/Sasquatch species...

--I don't see much of a difference between a 150lb...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,593
Posted By michaelm101

Great idea! Thx...

Great idea! Thx...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,593
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. That's a nice waterproof bag, but I...

Thx. That's a nice waterproof bag, but I contacted Ortlieb and they advised against it for this rack, as well as for my Topeak racks...
I examined the Ortlieb Rack Loc video and it appears the...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,593
Posted By michaelm101

Rear Trunk Bag for Narrow Cargo Rack

I have a nifty little rack for my roadie; a 'Bontrager Backrack Lightweight' that mounts using the rear skewer.

I realize that this is an "Interchange" type rack that can mount Trek/Bontrager's...
06-25-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By michaelm101

Small Elastic Straps to Mount Can of Mace on Top Tube or Handlebars?

Animal lover here, but yes, I now must carry a can of this stuff because I sometimes ride through areas where irresponsible pet owners reside...

Anybody know where I can get those little silicone-...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By michaelm101

$8.99??? Seriously? Does this light actually...

$8.99??? Seriously? Does this light actually illuminate the road ahead or is it a light to simply be seen by motor vehicles? Thx!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks very much for your detailed and well...

Thanks very much for your detailed and well informed response. I'm gonna check out that link you sent...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By michaelm101

B & M Ixon Core and/or Space Users : Non Offensive to Oncoming Vehicles?

Are these lights bright and truly non-offensive to oncoming vehicles?

I have several lights from Cyclolite, Niterider, L & M, etc and every time I check and see what they look like from the...
06-21-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By michaelm101

Narrow Cassette with Long Cage Derailleur Help

What is the most narrow range (9-spd) cassette that can be effectively used with a long cage derailleur & triple crankset (48/36/26)?
Thanks in advance!
06-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. There was no noise prior to me replacing the...

Thx. There was no noise prior to me replacing the front ring with a narrow/wide and removing the bash guard. My initial issue was chain drop getting stuck in the bash guard.

I was advised to check...
06-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By michaelm101

1) The crank is an OEM dedicated single crank, 2)...

1) The crank is an OEM dedicated single crank, 2) the chain and chainring are new, 3) I have inserted a 4mm washer taking the place (width) of the outer bash guard.
06-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By michaelm101

Have not. To be frank, I've adjusted many of my...

Have not. To be frank, I've adjusted many of my bikes, but have never touched the B screw. It's time I learn about it...
Will get back. Thx.
06-19-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By michaelm101

Is some noise on 2 lowest cogs acceptable/normal for 1 x 9?

Been using this bike for utility in the flats so I don't even remember being in the two low gears.

Anyhow, I yanked off the bash guard and am now running just a narrow/wide 38T ring up front.
I...
06-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Ok, the new single ring is mounted directly with no guard.

Ok. I mounted the single ring directly onto the spider with 4mm (inside width) ring bolts and all is fine. Re- indexed and all gears shift fine, but get some noise on the two biggest cogs.
I'm...
06-13-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks, all! I'm expecting some short/single...

Thanks, all! I'm expecting some short/single gear CR bolts, in addition to the special tool.
I'm gonna try and install the ring w/o the guard. Will report back...
06-13-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

The holes are exactly the same diameter and not...

The holes are exactly the same diameter and not countersunk. Only difference is in the thickness.
Indeed, if things defy laws of physics, then they must also defy laws of math.
Hoping this all...
06-13-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

1) Oddly, I was able to loosen and remove the old...

1) Oddly, I was able to loosen and remove the old chainring without the proverbial special bike tool.
2) The "three piece thing" consists of: Piece #1-Outer chainring guard, Piece#2- Chainring, and...
06-12-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Excerpted from OP: 1) Replacing front ring...

Excerpted from OP:

1) Replacing front ring on my 1 x 9. There is a chain guard.

2) Old ring is 2.5mm thickness (and, when mounted it is tight with no play), I can ride the bike. New ring is 4mm...
06-12-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

The outer bolt goes through the holes in both...

The outer bolt goes through the holes in both CRs. The holes in the CRs are the same size...
The only difference is the new ring it about twice as thick as the old one...
06-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

I'm thinking of mounting without guard, but I...

I'm thinking of mounting without guard, but I will need new bolts and then the chainline will also be off..

Is there some sort of washer width equation for this?

The thickness of outer guard...
06-12-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Pics

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The new ring with guards...
06-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, I used the original washers... thick ones...

Yes, I used the original washers... thick ones on the inside of the inside guard, thin ones on the inside of the outside guard...
06-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

Exactly the same size hole as the original and no...

Exactly the same size hole as the original and no counterboring...
06-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By michaelm101

This Defies Laws of Physics. Can Anyone Explain Chainring Bolt Dilemma?

I removed the original chainring and guard (2 piece with 4 bolts, each with a thick washer inside the inner guard, and a thin one inside the outer guard) from a 1x9 bike I have, to replace the chain...
06-08-19, 06:56 PM
06-08-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I've read elsewhere that the 11s will work,...

Thx. I've read elsewhere that the 11s will work, but not optimally (according to Shimano). There is an 11 Ultegra nearby on Clist...
06-08-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By michaelm101

Why the Difficulty in Finding 10spd, 110BCD Ultegra or Dura Ace Crankset in 172.5?

Been searching for months to replace the debonded like-new, FSA K-Force crankset on my 06, all DA Roubaix Pro.
This beautiful bike has been just hanging on the wall since I bought it months ago......
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By michaelm101

Clickstand...

"Made to measure"-- does this man I'll need one for every bike?
I see plenty of images of these gizmos holding bikes upright, being used as clothes lines, etc., but none of how the Clickstand is...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By michaelm101

I use an ipad most of the time and indeed, wind...

I use an ipad most of the time and indeed, wind can be an issue as the ipad basically acts as a sail...

So, your recommendation is a double-legged, center-mount kickstand, with the front wheel...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By michaelm101

I've read that center stands are good for front...

I've read that center stands are good for front loaded and fully loaded (front & rear) bikes. They can be problematic with rear-only loaded bikes as the uneven weight will lift the front wheel off...
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