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05-02-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,257
Posted By Cross Creek

If 5-10 years is your idea of keeping a bike...

If 5-10 years is your idea of keeping a bike long-term, then I’d say “replace every few years” is your answer either way.....
07-25-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Cross Creek

It's certainly possible to convert a single speed...

It's certainly possible to convert a single speed track-type bike to a multi-speed derailleur bike. To do it with new parts, such as the SunXCD 120mm hub, customized cassette (5 of 7, 6 of 8, 7 of...
06-15-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Cross Creek

Many, perhaps most, online retailers either...

Many, perhaps most, online retailers either procure much of their rarely ordered stock as it's purchased, or drop ship from distributors. It's simply how modern logistics works. Quite efficient,...
05-27-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,048
Posted By Cross Creek

I guess it makes some kind of hipster sense to go...

I guess it makes some kind of hipster sense to go from sock-free runners to knit runners, lol... Actually, i've seen the ads, and am also interested in what early adopters have to say about them.
04-30-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Cross Creek

AEST Extreme Lightweight, 156g/pair.

AEST Extreme Lightweight, 156g/pair.
04-30-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By Cross Creek

Putting 700c wheels/tires on a hard tail mtn bike...

Putting 700c wheels/tires on a hard tail mtn bike won’t turn it into a road bike, even if you can figure out a kludge brake mod that won’t get you killed. Two better options to make your bike more...
04-28-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,243
Posted By Cross Creek

According to Boeing (aircraft), carbon fiber and...

According to Boeing (aircraft), carbon fiber and aluminum can, under the right conditions, create galvanic corrosion. I would think that clear coat, paint, anodization, and lubrication would tend to...
04-23-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,519
Posted By Cross Creek

Only when my front wheel dropped into a drain...

Only when my front wheel dropped into a drain cover with grating parallel to the street while I was trying to brake to avoid it with no room to go around. That was almost 40 yrs ago, and those grates...
04-23-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Cross Creek

To add to the previous comments, what's most...

To add to the previous comments, what's most important to many, especially casual, riders considering IGH hubs is the range of gearing, not the number. More gears with a similar range to a particular...
04-05-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By Cross Creek

I converted an old Trek ladies mtn frame from 26...

I converted an old Trek ladies mtn frame from 26 inch to 650b (with 38mm tires). Not as much of a BB raise as the OP is planning (and I didn't measure before/after), but the owner said she really...
04-04-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,048
Posted By Cross Creek

I wouldn't waste money on anything that...

I wouldn't waste money on anything that advertises itself as a bicycle "seat." I don't sit on my bike, I ride it, and the support under me is called a saddle for a reason.
03-22-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Cross Creek

I routinely use tubes one size range smaller than...

I routinely use tubes one size range smaller than my tires (e.g. 23-25 in 32-38mm tires) because they are lighter yes, but mostly because they're easier to install. Theoretically, tubes inflated...
03-21-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,185
Posted By Cross Creek

A bit out of the box, but does the OP have a rack...

A bit out of the box, but does the OP have a rack and/or fenders, or even just 5mm screws in the dropout holes intended for these additions? I've seen where a screw would be just enough too long to...
03-16-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By Cross Creek

In my city's defense, it's really hard to keep...

In my city's defense, it's really hard to keep the bike lanes clean with all those cars parked in them!
03-16-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By Cross Creek

For me, Zyrtec at night, Flonase in the morning....

For me, Zyrtec at night, Flonase in the morning. Bounty (half sheet) paper towels are more absorbent and hold up better than tissues. Tuck a folded one in your jersey sleeve.

I run an air purifier...
03-12-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Cross Creek

Wow, I need to frequent flea markets more often!

Wow, I need to frequent flea markets more often!
03-05-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Cross Creek

I use Dia Compe DC135 levers quite often for city...

I use Dia Compe DC135 levers quite often for city and single speed builds. 22.2 and 23.8 clamps are readily available, not always cheaply in the case of the 23.8's. I've mulled over the idea of...
02-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 35,125
Posted By Cross Creek

I bought ten of them. I'll use them on tubes and...

I bought ten of them. I'll use them on tubes and such if nothing else. Perhaps I was still riding on the high of receiving a new Frank Jones Sr frame on Monday, which would have been a bargain at...
02-24-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By Cross Creek

I tend to take marked tube sizes as suggestions...

I tend to take marked tube sizes as suggestions rather than absolutes, and usually choose tubes one diameter less than the tire size. After all, tubes expand when filled, and one size is hardly...
02-23-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By Cross Creek

Universal cycles has HG50 11-28 and 11-30...

Universal cycles has HG50 11-28 and 11-30 cassettes for $18. Save yourself a lot of time and money sourcing individual cogs and spacers and start with a complete 8 spd cassette. You can salvage the...
02-23-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cross Creek

I guess most people don't read most of the...

I guess most people don't read most of the comments, so I'll repeat for possible penetration from my first response (post #2), that I have the M189 bar and had no problem fitting it into a Nitto...
02-22-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cross Creek

The OP stated that the stem clamp is 26mm. From a...

The OP stated that the stem clamp is 26mm. From a quick google look-see, it seems the 1A only comes in 26mm now.
02-22-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cross Creek

I don't understand your question. You have a 26mm...

I don't understand your question. You have a 26mm stem and handlebars that are made for a 26mm stem. They were made to go together. The rest of the bar is almost always smaller than the center. This...
02-11-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By Cross Creek

With drum brakes, you have some options, but...

With drum brakes, you have some options, but there will still be at least a couple of things to consider. 27 inch rims and tires are still available, but there isn't a huge variety to choose from....
02-08-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,818
Posted By Cross Creek

Replace the stem with a 26 and wrap the bars, or...

Replace the stem with a 26 and wrap the bars, or replace the bar if you don't like that idea, but replace the stem either way and make sure it can't be used by anyone in the future. In answer to your...
01-30-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,904
Posted By Cross Creek

How did the OP get to be a senior member of the...

How did the OP get to be a senior member of the forum with a two month old membership and 52 posts?" No judgement, just curious. I am a senior member with relatively few posts (321) as well, but my...
01-27-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,359
Posted By Cross Creek

9mm is ok for Schraeder, but you'll need .22 for...

9mm is ok for Schraeder, but you'll need .22 for Presta. .22 revolving hole punch ;) :
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My fallback method is the fold the...
12-28-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,250
Posted By Cross Creek

This quill stem...

This quill stem (https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/quill-stem-with-removable-faceplate-31-8mm) at Velo Orange has a 31.8 removable faceplate and lots of rise.
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12-13-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,354
Posted By Cross Creek

If you want FedEx to mend their ways and take...

If you want FedEx to mend their ways and take more care in the future, go after them. If you want for this to keep happening, let it go. But yes, why is this your problem to solve? Whoever shipped...
12-11-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,276
Posted By Cross Creek

From age 5 to 12... My parents wouldn't get me a...

From age 5 to 12... My parents wouldn't get me a new bike until the neighbors started commenting on my knees hitting the handlebars, lol.

Seriously, I ride a 1x9 most of the time and sometimes go...
11-14-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Cross Creek

Inverse levers—Tektro RX4.1 or Dia Compe?

I'm thinking of going with inverse levers on a Velo Orange Porteur bar. Which of these is better from a purely functional point of view? The bike isn't a classic. It's a Riv Sam 650b with Tekro R559...
10-18-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,642
Posted By Cross Creek

I have an almost 20 year old Bianchi with...

I have an almost 20 year old Bianchi with aluminum frame that's as good as new. I also have a Rivendell (steel) that I expect to outlast me, unless I move to the beach (FL, not CA), in which case...
03-22-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,857
Posted By Cross Creek

I've used a Saris Bones Solo for several years...

I've used a Saris Bones Solo for several years and love it. As with any trunk-mounted rack, immobilize the front wheel/fork with strap or bungee, pad the inboard pedal with a foam block (and remove...
01-22-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cross Creek

You didn't say which Brooks sprung saddle, but if...

You didn't say which Brooks sprung saddle, but if it's a Flyer or B-67 with springs only in the rear, I'd start with the saddle level, keeping in mind that that your body weight will depress the rear...
12-29-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By Cross Creek

Lion's bells, made in the UK, are IMO a bit nicer...

Lion's bells, made in the UK, are IMO a bit nicer than Crane, with a richer tone. Lion Bellworks - Web Shop (http://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/index.php/shopecwid)
12-23-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By Cross Creek

I've made custom 9spd cassettes with a 4 tooth...

I've made custom 9spd cassettes with a 4 tooth diifference (only for the lowest gear/biggest cog, such as making an Ultegra 12-25 into a 13-29). My Ultegra 6500 RD handles that jump easily with...
12-21-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By Cross Creek

Adding to Hillrider's great advice—Your front...

Adding to Hillrider's great advice—Your front brake is your primary brake, providing much more than half of your bike's stopping power. If forced to choose, experienced cyclists would rather have a...
12-18-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,997
Posted By Cross Creek

The whole point of the quick release is that,...

The whole point of the quick release is that, after the initial installation and adjustment, you just open and close the lever. Beyond minor tweaks, you shouldn't be spinning anything. That said,...
12-17-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Cross Creek

You could put a 4.8mm spacer on the free hub,...

You could put a 4.8mm spacer on the free hub, then mount a 7spd cassette, but I would keep the 8spd cassette and adjust the derailleur low limit screw so that it will only travel as far as the 7th...
12-15-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,109
Posted By Cross Creek

If you want a road bike, get a road bike, even a...

If you want a road bike, get a road bike, even a nice used one. I wouldn't waste money on a new group set for any entry level frame. What you'd end up with may or may not be adequate, but probably...
12-15-15, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By Cross Creek

The first pic shows a homemade solution to a...

The first pic shows a homemade solution to a damaged or lost bolt, not a Shimano fastener. Makes me wonder if whoever did that also filed down the canti posts to work with their hardware store bolts...
12-14-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Cross Creek

I would drill/file a cable route into the upper...

I would drill/file a cable route into the upper body of the stand. I know people get nervous about aluminum stress risers, but this a kickstand, not a handlebar/stem. It will be fine so long as the...
Replies: 72
Views: 22,973
Posted By Cross Creek

Glad your shipment issue has been resolved. In...

Glad your shipment issue has been resolved. In future, remember that many online companies drop ship from big distributors and their Amazon ad may not always represent current stock status at those...
12-08-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Cross Creek

Velo Orange is starting to get some styles in...

Velo Orange is starting to get some styles in black this year... I'm still trying to get my head around the idea that a bike shop would change out handlebars from what the factory provided at their...
11-22-15, 01:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,096
Posted By Cross Creek

I've got Soma New Express on three bikes (650bx38...

I've got Soma New Express on three bikes (650bx38 and 26x1.75). I like them a lot, but may try Compass Loup Loup Pass when I need replacements, at least for my main ride, which will go first anyway....
11-16-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,996
Posted By Cross Creek

Soma New Express 650x38B. Folding, hypertex...

Soma New Express 650x38B. Folding, hypertex casing, about $50 each. I've been very happy with mine on three bikes.
11-14-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Cross Creek

My Ultegra 6500 SS rear derailleur is rated for a...

My Ultegra 6500 SS rear derailleur is rated for a maximum cog of 28, but has no problem at all with a 30. I would think other Shimano 9spd road derailleurs would handle 30 tooth cogs as well. Most...
11-09-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Cross Creek

Typically in Shimano road derailleurs, the choice...

Typically in Shimano road derailleurs, the choice between SS and GS has more to do with your chainring spread (for instance double vs triple) than cassette spread. SS and GS models most often have...
11-09-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Cross Creek

When the usual smallest cog went from 13 or 14 to...

When the usual smallest cog went from 13 or 14 to 12, 11, and even 10, this became a much more common problem. I don't have the issue on any of my bikes, but then I also never use the smallest cog...
10-26-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cross Creek

Any bike shop, or even WalMart, will have the...

Any bike shop, or even WalMart, will have the right tubes for your wheels. If you are searching online, look for MTB (mountain bike) 26 inch tubes and that should get you the right selection. Tubes...
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