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05-13-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 380
Posted By dabac

Well... Pre-Covid, I rode between 2h10 and 2h30...

Well...
Pre-Covid, I rode between 2h10 and 2h30 daily. 6000+miles/year.
While I do prefer to keep the value down - mainly due to the risk of traffic damage(I have secure parking at work) - my...
05-13-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,538
Posted By dabac

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/479cd7ad_5099_4fa7_9655_646e334f9ed2_ac62850f469c825e0ee84a4c0e9c085b30a3ea4b.jpeg
Translated, I called this my ĒKooky CraftĒ bike....
05-13-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By dabac

Is it the spot right below where the adjustable...

Is it the spot right below where the adjustable stays clamp to the rack thatís the issue?
How much clearance is there?

Try setting the clamping blocks on the top side of the rack instead.
05-10-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By dabac

If you have a working geared bike at the moment,...

If you have a working geared bike at the moment, the easiest way to find out what ratio you might like in an SS is simply to ride the bike you have and determine which gear you like the most. Then...
05-10-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By dabac

It sounds like youíve already gotten a bad case...

It sounds like youíve already gotten a bad case of upgradeitis.
That can be VERY costly.
For frankly put, often with little to no practical benefit.
A flip-flop hub is a hub thatís threaded on...
05-09-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,193
Posted By dabac

I wouldnít count on that. Look at the brands of...

I wouldnít count on that. Look at the brands of bikes. Felt, Specialized, etc. Odds are good there were some Shimano q/r in there. But Shimano q/r made AFTER that date should be good, theyíre...
05-09-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,193
Posted By dabac

Donít think we ever thought about that at that...

Donít think we ever thought about that at that moment. A flipped lever would arc outwards, making it less likely to snag the rotor.
But the mechanics were all there.
Once the q/r got loose enough,...
05-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By dabac

If you have a friend with an arc welder, building...

If you have a friend with an arc welder, building up the sheared off corners would be a matter of minutes. And should be doable w/o getting too much heat into sensitive parts of the f/w. Thatíd give...
05-09-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,036
Posted By dabac

Currently, I donít have a drop bar bike with...

Currently, I donít have a drop bar bike with racks and fenders. If I need to carry stuff, Iíll get the ebike. My back doesnít like riding with a backpack much any more.
If itís ĒguaranteedĒ to rain,...
05-09-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,193
Posted By dabac

Iíve witnessed a crash where the q/r lever had...

Iíve witnessed a crash where the q/r lever had gotten loose, tilted inwards and snagged the rotor. It wasnít pretty.
Newer closed cam skewers - at least Shimano - have been changed not to go past 90...
05-09-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By dabac

The way I work it is that I consider the hub...

The way I work it is that I consider the hub stationary, and I move the rim.
The side I want the rim to move to is the side that I tension.
While I find your reference frame awkward, it seems like...
05-09-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By dabac

Is your seatpost a snug fit today? If yes, then...

Is your seatpost a snug fit today?
If yes, then it is likely to be unbearably snug after PC.
Of course thereís nothing stopping you from guesstimating the fit and either sand down the post a little...
05-07-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By dabac

Sounds like a cable pull mismatch to me. What...

Sounds like a cable pull mismatch to me. What kind of levers were they used with?
05-07-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By dabac

Iíve used Kenda sealant...

Iíve used Kenda sealant https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenda-tire-sealant-250-ml/dp/B0052CHIY2 for a ghetto tubeless setup. Seems to last longer than Stans, but doesnít plug bigger holes as well as Stans.
05-04-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,356
Posted By dabac

Well... Iíve seen some tubeless MTB rims with a...

Well...
Iíve seen some tubeless MTB rims with a hookless design. Made to seal up between bead and ĒshoulderĒ of the rim profile, just outside the minimum diameter trench running around the rim. ...
05-03-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By dabac

One option is to start with another MTB. You can...

One option is to start with another MTB. You can still get decent, narrow slicks in 26Ē.
Older, good quality rigid MTBs tend to be quite nice for road use.
Build up from there.
05-02-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By dabac

If the covers are indeed covering the whole...

If the covers are indeed covering the whole opening, then they sound like the dust shields often used on square taper cranks. Iíve simply used lockring pliers to twist them out.
05-02-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dabac

Got it sorted. For now. I have no great...

Got it sorted. For now. I have no great expectations for the longevity of the repair....
05-02-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By dabac

Get one of the 3-speed ones. Figure out the...

Get one of the 3-speed ones.
Figure out the most discrete way of locking it into whichever gear that is direct drive. Done.
05-02-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By dabac

On a similar note: I so enjoy those times when...

On a similar note:
I so enjoy those times when the chores of being a home owner lines up with first some painting or mechanics and then some tile work.
Although the grout does dry your skin out,...
05-02-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 428
Posted By dabac

You seem to be ignoring bikes with horizontal...

You seem to be ignoring bikes with horizontal dropouts.
If you stick an incorrectly dished wheel in a horizontal DO frame and center the rim between the chainstays, the wheel will sit at an angle...
05-02-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By dabac

Iíve got a list of Ēinventions/new products Iíd...

Iíve got a list of Ēinventions/new products Iíd like to seeĒ. On that list is Ēbike gloves that can be worn invertedĒ.
Appears doable enough. Some clever flat stitching, choice of palm material. ...
05-02-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By dabac

As long as the links arenít frozen, Iíd consider...

As long as the links arenít frozen, Iíd consider the chain salvageable. Stiff links means rust inside that youíre never going to get out. And rust is harder than steel. Itíll act as a grinding...
05-01-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dabac

Help needed Sachs/SRAM P5 IGH

Hello,
I have a Sachs/SRAM Spectro P5 which suddenly seems to have grown an extra 1/2Ē of shifter cable.
When shifting up(?) it wonít go into gear 4-5, and the cable will lose all tension.
The...
03-20-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,059
Posted By dabac

Iíve only ever used the same pumps as for my...

Iíve only ever used the same pumps as for my Prestas. No adapters, no problem. The tips of the valves where they engage the pump are close enough in diameter.

And just like on Prestas, the valve...
03-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,059
Posted By dabac

I know what theyíre for. But used as that their...

I know what theyíre for.
But used as that their function is entirely marginal.
What CAN happen is that a Presta tube in a Schršder rim begins to herniate into the rim around the valve stem.
If you...
03-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,059
Posted By dabac

What good are you expecting the insert to do...

What good are you expecting the insert to do there?

Sure, if you ride through deep water, itíll slow down the flow rate of water into the rim, but thatís about it.
If you are concerned about...
03-19-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By dabac

I donít have much concerns using my ebike for...

I donít have much concerns using my ebike for grocery shopping. But mine allows for easy battery and display removal.
I bring these with me, and lock the bike by the frame to an immovable object....
03-19-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By dabac

The pawls are important parts of the ratchet...

The pawls are important parts of the ratchet system that makes up the one-way Clutch which allows the rear wheel to alternate between driving and coasting.

Depends on your skills, determination...
03-18-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By dabac

According to This pic...

According to This pic https://archive.trekbikes.com/se/sv/2017/Trek/marlin_5

Yours has the caliper on the top of the seatstay. As such, youíll need a disc-brake compatible rack.
03-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By dabac

Depends on where the caliper is mounted. If the...

Depends on where the caliper is mounted. If the caliper is on the topside face of the chainstay, then you should be able to use a regular rack. If the caliper is on the topside face of the seatstay,...
03-18-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By dabac

Speculation: TL tires need to be a tight fit...

Speculation:
TL tires need to be a tight fit against the shoulders of the rim. When doing ghetto-TL setups, creating that seal is the challenge. So maybe air trying to escape under the bead on a TL...
03-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By dabac

Chain rubbing on itself when in the small/small...

Chain rubbing on itself when in the small/small is relatively common. Since itís a poor gear to ride in, itís not much of a problem. The fix is to shorten the chain until it just clears.

There...
03-18-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,792
Posted By dabac

I believe any Shimano MTB derailer up to 9-speed...

I believe any Shimano MTB derailer up to 9-speed should work. Pick a Tourney and be Done with it.

Donít know what a ĒmanetteĒ is.
03-18-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,059
Posted By dabac

Mostly, I want consistency across my bikes....

Mostly, I want consistency across my bikes. Prestas and Dunlops can be inflated with the same pump, so thatís what Iím sticking with.
I do find Prestas slightly easier to inflate with a hand pump....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By dabac

Ignoring Covid, Iím an all-year commuter in a...

Ignoring Covid, Iím an all-year commuter in a place where winter really means something. Due to medical reasons, I really need to avoid flats during winter.
Iíd be willing to consider a studded...
03-13-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,188
Posted By dabac

IMO, whatís still happening is that the governing...

IMO, whatís still happening is that the governing thought in the industry is that ebike riders donít like pedalling. The idea that someone only wants a bit of help isnít common.
Iíve got a 250W...
03-13-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By dabac

IMO, thereís not enough difference to be worth...

IMO, thereís not enough difference to be worth doing that change solely for the purpose of upgrading. 3x8 should let you find a cassette that gives you a useful range/ratio combo w/o further...
03-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By dabac

Iíve had a think about that. Outside the reaction...

Iíve had a think about that. Outside the reaction arm, thereís a nut/locknut set. The purpose canít be anything else than keeping the brake arm in place. If you lock the brake arm in, you are keeping...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By dabac

I never ride outside easy walking distance w/o...

I never ride outside easy walking distance w/o flat-fixing stuff. Minimum level, spare tube, the means to install and inflate it.
Beyond that, itís all down to what your bailout options are.
WRT...
03-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By dabac

Iím not too fond of using electrical tape. Itís...

Iím not too fond of using electrical tape. Itís soft enough to need double layers and the adhesive seems to smear fairly soon.
On some TL-ready rims Iíve used bundling tape with good results.
If...
03-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By dabac

Until now, the same here. Both sides have flats,...

Until now, the same here. Both sides have flats, only one has the AR washer. The NDS though has A washer, same thickness as an AR washer, but no tab. So it looks original.
Dang. Might have to dig...
03-13-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By dabac

Apply the three Ps: -Pressure -(hearing)...

Apply the three Ps:
-Pressure
-(hearing) protection
-and a prayer

There is usually a clear ĒpopĒ when the beads are forced up onto the shoulders of the rim.
03-13-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By dabac

Anti-rotation washers on Nexus-7 with coaster brake?

Hi all,
I got hold of a bike with an early version of Nexus-7 w/ coaster brake. It came with AR washer only on the drive side.
I canít tell if one has gone missing over the years, or if it came...
03-11-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By dabac

(some)Older Campy RD's don't have the B-screw....

(some)Older Campy RD's don't have the B-screw. There should be a funny shaped "washer" between the RD and the derailer hanger that fulfils that role.
Pull the RD off, see if anything drops out or...
03-09-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dabac

With luck, and good storage, it can be years...

With luck, and good storage, it can be years before you need to do anything more than replacing pads.
03-09-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By dabac

According to this pic: ...

According to this pic:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x510/1d60375c_eb1c_4f32_b305_cdaf10372e04_a033a8460dd687b1091878a6c6a845859cea3b3d.jpeg

itís a hydraulic brake. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By dabac

The biggest difference is the winter tires. 2nd...

The biggest difference is the winter tires.
2nd biggest is if I have someone to chase or not.
Apart from that, itís pretty much even between the roadified steel 26Ē rigid mtb, the 26Ē aluminium...
03-08-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By dabac

If it travels at the speed of a bicycle, weighs...

If it travels at the speed of a bicycle, weighs as a bicycle and handles like a bicycle, why not treat it like a bicycle?
Not all ebikes are created equal.
03-08-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,262
Posted By dabac

+1 Iím not entirely comfortable with the phrase...

+1
Iím not entirely comfortable with the phrase Ēmy standardsĒ. There will always be people out there not realizing that itís their expectations that are out of calibration.
And I donít want to be...
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