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07-12-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Garthr

The current CR720 uses Shimano Road cartridge...

The current CR720 uses Shimano Road cartridge pads. As for the pads, don't use the original pads, they are abrasive to rims, from my experience. Kool Stop salmon can be prone to squealing, but the...
10-04-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,773
Posted By Garthr

If you guys want LX and other "not distributed to...

If you guys want LX and other "not distributed to the US" things. buy from Europe. Don't "settle" for what you don't want.
10-03-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Garthr

I have no idea what would cause this, as I have...

I have no idea what would cause this, as I have been using Sachs and Sun Tour Freewheels since the 80's and not seen what you are describing.

Was this a brand new Sachs FW ?
10-03-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,773
Posted By Garthr

It's rather obvious, so no I'm not going to...

It's rather obvious, so no I'm not going to "bite" on the bait .... lol . Forums and bike shops are full of the answer.
10-03-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Garthr

Let's be clear here, you are using the Sachs FW...

Let's be clear here, you are using the Sachs FW in the photo ?

If yes, I cannot tell much detail from the photo as it is too blurry. I can tell it's a Sachs by recognizing the profile, in the...
10-03-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,773
Posted By Garthr

Ben's Cycle sells Sugino and have for a long...

Ben's Cycle sells Sugino and have for a long time. You can get them from Japan too, $20 shipping.
Euro Asia(been around since 1973) does also. They distriubute to any bike shop....
10-02-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,773
Posted By Garthr

BSA all the way, as mentioned. There will always...

BSA all the way, as mentioned. There will always be BB's for these ! Sugino is making some of the nicest square taper cranks ever made and continue making new models. Lots of choices from the XD/RD...
09-29-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

The Chainboard does not require any change to a...

The Chainboard does not require any change to a spindle length.
09-26-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Garthr

A Shimano UN54/55 or Tange LN-3922 in a 110 or...

A Shimano UN54/55 or Tange LN-3922 in a 110 or 107(yes, they are the same DS distance) will be 2.5mm shorter on the driveside than a 113. The Shimano is 20mm , the Tange 20.5mm on the driveside, so...
09-24-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,595
Posted By Garthr

Worms are always fun :) I like many have...

Worms are always fun :)

I like many have tried about everything also, except Chain-L. I have a bottle ready to use, but just can't quite get myself to use it yet, maybe when my current chains are...
09-24-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By Garthr

I'd call Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, they have...

I'd call Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, they have alot of NOS stems !!
09-24-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By Garthr

BTW Hillrider , I am far from the "small subset"...

BTW Hillrider , I am far from the "small subset" for not using clipless pedals. If one took a count of every bicycle rider on the planet, of all ages and countries, one will find that by far most...
09-24-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By Garthr

Pulling up is something that some people do , and...

Pulling up is something that some people do , and some people don't. I never have, even with clipless, as it never made any sense to. I pedal like I'm scraping dirt off my shoes :)

I prefer the...
09-23-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Garthr

Bingo !! And we have a winner. I knew YST made...

Bingo !! And we have a winner. I knew YST made them in *some sizes* but all forget about BT having them. Great find davidad :)
09-23-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Garthr

Too bad it was not steel ! You caould have the...

Too bad it was not steel ! You caould have the BB shell replaced :) I know of a frame builder in Ohio who does this for under a hundred bucks.

What about re-tapping it to Italian threads ?
09-23-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Garthr

You can always face the shell to 68mm and use the...

You can always face the shell to 68mm and use the VO threadless BB.
SJS cycles has a no-name one for 73mm, but it's only 116mm ....
09-23-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,917
Posted By Garthr

The SV16 is actually what would be most fitting,...

The SV16 is actually what would be most fitting, for 28-32c tires. But it does not seem many US retailers sell them. Compass Cycles is about it. These guys do, but out of stock....
09-22-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By Garthr

What exact model is the GT crankset, there is a...

What exact model is the GT crankset, there is a double and a triple. It may be marked on the inside of the arms, like "TGT" .

I know with a '83 Stumjumper and the Sugino AT triple(straight arms) ,...
09-22-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,917
Posted By Garthr

By far the best prices on Shwalbe tires and tubes...

By far the best prices on Shwalbe tires and tubes are places like hibike.com and bike-discount.de . SV18 tubes for $5.83 http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k387/a5588/tube-sv-18-28-44-622.html
...
09-22-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

There is no one to blame here. Shimano has been...

There is no one to blame here. Shimano has been putting a Lip on the NDS since the UN53. The UN54 also shares the Lip. Every so many years Shimano makes a succesor to the UN5X ascending.

When I...
09-21-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

With cartridge bearing BB's from Shimano, Tange,...

With cartridge bearing BB's from Shimano, Tange, and IRD(Tange also) , you have to study the charts of these before you make that decision. The next size large is sometimes the same drive-side...
09-20-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

Seriously, I would not buy another Shimano. The...

Seriously, I would not buy another Shimano. The Tange LN-3922 I mentioned is full adjustable, no silly lips on the left side . The left cup fits nice and snug, the whole unit exudes quality.
...
09-20-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

Shimano UN-54/55 are not designed to be...

Shimano UN-54/55 are not designed to be adjustable in chainline, that's why the have the lip on the left cup. It's not needed at all, but they chose to add it. This is another reason why I do not...
09-20-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By Garthr

Go Faster ? Hmm.... not necessarily so. Yes,...

Go Faster ? Hmm.... not necessarily so. Yes, right now some readers bllod pressure just went through the roof, so what , I speak from my own experience. I rode clipless since their inception , and...
09-20-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By Garthr

Plumbers tape :)

Plumbers tape :)
09-20-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,269
Posted By Garthr

Yes, the Tange LN-3922 is my preferred choice...

Yes, the Tange LN-3922 is my preferred choice also. LN-7922 is with Aluminum cups for those that like that .

Everything about them is better quality than the UN-54/55's. You do get what you pay...
09-19-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Garthr

Have you changed your cables or housing recently...

Have you changed your cables or housing recently ?

How long have you had the bike ?

How long has it been like this ?
09-19-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By Garthr

I think you already know your answer to your own...

I think you already know your answer to your own question :thumb:

No amount of grittiness is a "good thing" in a bearing assembly !!!
09-19-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By Garthr

Yes, I know what you mean. With the smooth post...

Yes, I know what you mean. With the smooth post canti type I use, I finally had enough of the overly long pads in the front as they prevent the brakes opening fully. The tires come out fine, but...
09-19-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Garthr

I choose Sugino Cranks, and I started using them...

I choose Sugino Cranks, and I started using them since the early 80's with the AT, and now the XD :) I left the Shimano/Campy thing long ago.

I choose to have a in-dependent drivetrain. No shift...
09-19-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,786
Posted By Garthr

A Triple is naturally going to demand a wider...

A Triple is naturally going to demand a wider chainline of course, measured from the center of the seat tube, to the middle of the middle ring. A double is measured to the middle, in between the two...
09-19-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Garthr

That's Wonderful durability Hillrider :) I then...

That's Wonderful durability Hillrider :) I then wish Shimano would make 110 BCD chanrings for All of their cranksets, even the ones from the 80/90's . But now everything is so model and year...
09-18-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,614
Posted By Garthr

It's all in Good Spirits FastJake :thumb: My...

It's all in Good Spirits FastJake :thumb:

My way is certainly for few, I'll say that. I have spare cogs and many bodies. That's what I meant about #6...
09-18-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Garthr

It's All aboput the Quality of the Material...

It's All aboput the Quality of the Material Hillrider, you know that. Campy Chainrings of yore were "regular" as it can get , but seemed to last and last and last :thumb: If the OP gets 40-50,000...
09-18-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,614
Posted By Garthr

1. No more 7 speed hubs. I have no desire for...

1. No more 7 speed hubs. I have no desire for more. Yes, you can do the spacer thing, but it's a waste of wheel dish.
2. Very limited selection of cog ratios, especially 7 and 8 speed.
3. I'd...
09-18-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Garthr

Welcome to the World of "preworn" Chainrings and...

Welcome to the World of "preworn" Chainrings and cogs :lol: I mean ... "shifting aids" .
09-18-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By Garthr

KoolStop Salmon, Yes. Before I used them ,...

KoolStop Salmon, Yes.

Before I used them , I said no. Now that I've used them, Yes. The compound is softer, doesn't scour the rims like many pads do. In the rian they work better, but are no...
09-18-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,786
Posted By Garthr

I am very familiar with Sugino cranks and...

I am very familiar with Sugino cranks and Tange/Shimano BB's. I think you mean an XD 600(110 BCD), as an RD cannot use a 36t midle ring(130 BCD). They are designed for a 45 or 47.5mm chainline with...
09-18-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Garthr

To me the issue with external bearings is it's an...

To me the issue with external bearings is it's an afterthought . Why put the bearings on the outside when they can be inside ? Hence, carbon frames are now designed just that way, designed arounf...
09-18-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,614
Posted By Garthr

I realize you are simply repeating the same ol'...

I realize you are simply repeating the same ol' predjudices about FW's .... so I won't balme you in any way.... lol. ;)

Cassettes/FW are an Apples to Oranges comparison. Pros and Cons for Both ....
09-17-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,614
Posted By Garthr

Yes , the Sachs FW's are Shimano Indexing . ...

Yes , the Sachs FW's are Shimano Indexing . There is a trade off with the newer FW and casettes as opposed to the older ones. The newer cog is shaved/shaped considerablly to "aid" shifting . I use...
09-17-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,614
Posted By Garthr

Sachs are the best, you can still find them on...

Sachs are the best, you can still find them on Ebay if you are persistent.
What cog ratios are you looking for, just the 13-28 ?
09-17-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Garthr

Yes ... who says an external bearing BB crankset...

Yes ... who says an external bearing BB crankset is an "upgrade" ? Just becasue others claim it's so superior :rolleyes: does not make it so. I have never utterted or even thought once .... "oh,...
09-13-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Garthr

Thanks Joel :) I think I'll just get the...

Thanks Joel :)

I think I'll just get the Tange Levin CDS as the stack height is exactly the same. And for that matter, since the bottom cartridge bearing and cups is fine from the AMC, I may...
09-12-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Garthr

I, like many, have seen so many tubes it makes...

I, like many, have seen so many tubes it makes the head spin ! Their is No Standard Tube sizing. I have some that are marked 28/32 and are exactly the same width as another brands 35/43. So just use...
09-12-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Garthr

Thanks for the reply gruppo :) Yes, I...

Thanks for the reply gruppo :)

Yes, I thought it was a wonderful idea at the time, but the headset does not appear to be the best of designs.... lol. I may simply go to a Steel Tange Levin CDS...
09-11-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,360
Posted By Garthr

If you can swing 110 BCD, Sugino XD2 in a 152mm...

If you can swing 110 BCD, Sugino XD2 in a 152mm with 24/36/50 rings is about hundred bucks. You can take off the 24 of course, either way use a 107mm BB.

As far as length, it's all subjective....
09-11-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Garthr

American Classic TriLock Threaded Headset Lateral Play

I have a AM Classic TriLock threaded 1" headset on my Bradley/Franklin frame. I had it installed as original when I ordered the custom frame. I've not ridden constantly over the years, not much...
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Garthr

The specs are up for the 64cm. LHT . It looks...

The specs are up for the 64cm. LHT . It looks like Surly has pulled a DOH! The 64cm. frame size uses the very same 390mm fork length as every other LHT. WTF? This means tall riders won't be able to...
09-28-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Garthr

The specs are up for the 64cm. LHT . It looks...

The specs are up for the 64cm. LHT . It looks like Surly has pulled a DOH! The 64cm. frame size uses the very same 390mm fork length as every other LHT. WTF? This means tall riders won't be able...
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