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08-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

All good things. Thanks for the info. I'll look...

All good things. Thanks for the info. I'll look into the Hotrod as well.
08-20-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

There's not enough torque to shift the front...

There's not enough torque to shift the front derailleur and it might have ripped the masking tape. The rear derailleur was fine. I just kept it on the small chainring to cruise around a bit. I do...
08-20-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Aww, didn't mean to offend. Just thought people...

Aww, didn't mean to offend. Just thought people might get a chuckle at my expense.


I hope you mean without the drop bars haha.


Definitely moronic and dangerous. No denying that. Couldn't...
08-19-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Check my sick new handlebars!

What you do when your new handlebars arrive in the mail, but not your brake levers...
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08-17-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Seems like a great light with good side...

Seems like a great light with good side visibility. How bright is this thing? I'm looking to alert day and night without pissing people off.

Rack and clip mounts seem optional only, but that's no...
08-17-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I'm worried the Hotshot 100 would be blinding. I...

I'm worried the Hotshot 100 would be blinding. I don't want to kill a motorist that has to sit behind me while he waits to pass. We have narrow roads where I live. The Hotshot 50 seems like it might...
08-17-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Interesting. Price doesn't seem bad for the...

Interesting. Price doesn't seem bad for the description. I don't have much experience with bike computers, so maybe overkill. It has a light sensor to adjust to ambient lighting?
08-17-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I ran into people talking about the Cateye Rapid...

I ran into people talking about the Cateye Rapid series in the forums. This seems like it might be what I'm looking for. Not sure which one would be the best choice, X1, X2, or X3.

Anyone have...
08-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Not a bad suggestion, but I think the garmin is a...

Not a bad suggestion, but I think the garmin is a little overkill for my needs.

The one thing none of the USB rechargeable lights seem to have is a dim setting. Sure you can adjust the flash...
08-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Finding correct rear light for my needs.

Everyone seems to recommend the Cygolite hotshot for a rear light, but I'm not sure it it's right for what I need. And if it is, I'm not sure what strength I should get. They seem to run the spectrum...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Smacking my face on this one. Forgot about the...

Smacking my face on this one. Forgot about the handlebar bag.



I think eventually I want to do a dynamo setup. I think this is gonna be the right way to go with a little redundancy. Maybe just...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

So you'd argue that it's more important to have a...

So you'd argue that it's more important to have a good head lamp around than a headlight? I'm not saying I'm against having both, just trying to avoid redundancy.
08-16-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Nah, I think I'm good for now. Never know though....

Nah, I think I'm good for now. Never know though. The mod bug creeps in when you get too comfortable with your setup.
08-16-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the help. Yeah, the included info is...

Thanks for the help. Yeah, the included info is pretty horrid. I've been trying to figure out what the maximum tire size is with and w/o fenders. The guy I talked to at REI was in contact with their...
08-16-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Figured I'd give an overview of the outcome if...

Figured I'd give an overview of the outcome if anyone's looking at this in the future.

I ended up picking up both a 22t and 32t chainring. I didn't intend to get the 32t, but I found both brand...
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Headlights that double as headlamps?

Are there any headlights that can double as either a head lamp or have some sort of wearable clip for camp at night?

I've been looking at the NiteRider Lumina 900 for a headlight, but being able...
08-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Is this crankset pressfit or threaded?

Hi,

I'm currently looking at the Co-op ADV 3.1. I'm trying to find out if the bottom bracket is pressfit or threaded. I already talked to the staff online and they weren't able to tell me. Anyone...
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

That's where I'm at at this point. I've put an...

That's where I'm at at this point. I've put an order in for one. Thanks again for the help everyone.
Forum: Touring
08-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I know I have the option between the two, but...

I know I have the option between the two, but I've never heard in what instance you might like one over the other.

For the people I read who didn't like the Imperial, it was cutting into their...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Good to know. I'll make sure to come back and...

Good to know. I'll make sure to come back and update this with my impressions, though i doubt it'll be accurate until I get through the break-in period. Crossing my fingers.
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Slightly above dead even. An inch or less.

Slightly above dead even. An inch or less.
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the help. Looks like the B17 is pretty...

Thanks for the help. Looks like the B17 is pretty versatile when it comes to body type. I'll give it a go.
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Touring Saddle Help

Hi everyone,

I'm looking into doing a much needed saddle swap for my touring bike. I was initially going for a Brooks b17 but after doing some measurements and looking at my riding angle, I'm a...
07-30-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Bottom Bracket Spindle Length Weirdness

I'm previously posted about a problem I had with my front derailleur not reaching far enough on the largest chainring...
07-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I totally agree and I'll go this route if the...

I totally agree and I'll go this route if the solo granny change doesn't work out. I only use the top end of my 48t when going downhill unloaded. Loaded up at that speed would be frightening.
07-29-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Would it be a lot safer to run a 24t instead of...

Would it be a lot safer to run a 24t instead of 22t? I don't need a ton more on the low end and I'm already doing pretty steep climbs already. If the 24t would be a safe compromise and give me some...
07-29-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I do have indexed front shifting. I have enjoyed...

I do have indexed front shifting. I have enjoyed running downtube shifters on my other bike, but it was a little frightening doing it fully loaded when I tried it on this bike. Maybe I'll give that...
07-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll start...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll start with the 22t granny and see what happens.

One quick question about doing this. I shouldn't need to adjust chain length correct? It's determined by...
07-29-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Chainring Swap / Front Derailleur Compatibllity

Hi all,

I'm looking to adjust my gearing a little on my touring bike. I live in a place with large and frequent elevation changes and need a smaller granny for the loaded climbs. I'm currently...
10-30-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the info and suggestions!

Thanks for the info and suggestions!
10-30-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

First time fender install

I'm about to install a set of SKS p50 fenders on a set of 700x32mm tires. When these ones wear down, I plan up moving up to 38-42mm tires.

Is it a bad idea to install the fenders on a smaller...
09-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Good to hear. Thanks for the help.

Good to hear. Thanks for the help.
09-06-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I'm also looking at these shifters as an option...

I'm also looking at these shifters as an option to the thumb shifters. Any opinions?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01415UTHS/?coliid=ITAV58FL43TEG&colid=38YGD69IQ5F76&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
09-06-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Good to know. Yeah I've been looking at, and...

Good to know. Yeah I've been looking at, and leaning toward the Milan bars now for the same reason. How do they feel for fast city riding and climbing out of the saddle?

It sounds like I can cut...
09-06-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Any recommendations on thumb shifters? Should I...

Any recommendations on thumb shifters? Should I go with the Suntour Power Ratchet ones? I've seen them anywhere from $40 used to $90 NOS.

I'm running a Shimano 9 speed triple. I'm open to other...
09-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the confirmation!

Thanks for the confirmation!
09-05-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Surly LHT Flat Bar Conversion Suggestions

I'm thinking about doing a flat bar conversion on my Surly LHT and I was hoping someone could give me some feedback/suggestions on the idea. The reach is a little long so I was thinking with flat...
09-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Wheel Friction Noise

I think I did something stupid. I was trying to clean and re-grease a set of cup & cone wheels on a used bike I just bought and now I've got some odd friction noise when I spin it (rear only). I'm...
09-03-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Awesome. Thanks for the help.

Awesome. Thanks for the help.
09-03-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Would these work with my existing 9-speed drive...

Would these work with my existing 9-speed drive train even though they're not designed for it?
09-03-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I have currently have Shimano 600 Ultegra...

I have currently have Shimano 600 Ultegra downtube shifters on it. Both sides are being used as friction shifters. I believe these shifters are only compatible with 6-7-8 speed indexing, so I just...
09-02-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

I have the 48-36-26T chainring. The rubbing would...

I have the 48-36-26T chainring. The rubbing would restrict me from only the two heaviest gear combinations. Admittedly they're not mandatory. I live in very hilly terrain and spend most my time...
09-02-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks! As Eggman said in the above post, it's...

Thanks! As Eggman said in the above post, it's most likely the mismatch between my FD and crankset. I will definitely take your suggestions about square taper cranks into consideration though as I do...
09-02-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

The model number is: FD-4503. Thanks for the tip...

The model number is: FD-4503. Thanks for the tip on angling. I'll read through Sheldon's page on it and give it a try.


Took a couple quick pictures. Hopefully this helps. The contact with the...
09-01-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Yeah, initially when I noticed the problem I...

Yeah, initially when I noticed the problem I loosened the limit screws all the way and manually tested the throw by hand. I thought I was doing something wrong, but my LBS mechanic confirmed it. I...
09-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Front derailleur spacing problems

I just picked up a used Surly Long Haul Trucker and I'm having issues with my front derailleur. It will not move outward far enough to clear the large chainring (triple). It will shift into the...
07-10-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Thanks for the help everyone. As this might...

Thanks for the help everyone. As this might require some consideration to handle properly, I decided to see what my LBS would say today.
Initially the mechanic was worried that re-dishing too far...
07-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Ok, so I took one more pic to confirm. There's no...

Ok, so I took one more pic to confirm. There's no spacer on the drive side, but one on the non-drive.

So the best way to handle this would be to swap the spacer to the opposite side and re-dish?...
07-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Chain Rub Near Rear Dropouts

I'm having some some problems with my chain rubbing my frame when it's on the smallest sprocket. My bike's an old RB1 that I'm in the process of overhauling. I read over Sheldon Brown's article on...
07-07-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By G_I_B_B_O_N

Awesome. Thanks for the help!

Awesome. Thanks for the help!
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