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11-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,406
Posted By tellyho

Great experience with Bitex

I have three sets of wheels with bitex hubs from BHS: road, gravel and mtb. All have been light, long-wearing (oldest set is 6 years and probably 4K miles in), and low-mainenance. So far, I have...
04-25-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,477
Posted By tellyho

Just want to check back in on this. I have been...

Just want to check back in on this. I have been using this tape for several years. It's my standard tape for rims, tubeless or not. Two things to keep in mind:

1. It seems to be thinner than...
11-22-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,477
Posted By tellyho

On my third roll of 8898. Works great. I have...

On my third roll of 8898. Works great. I have not been able to get away with just one layer when using it with tubes, however.
01-17-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,000
Posted By tellyho

Schwalbe One vs. Conti 4 season grip

I just wanted to put this info out in the interwebs somewhere. I have owned the 4 seasons for a couple years now and been very happy with them. When I built a #2 bike and needed tires, I knew I...
12-08-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 56,482
Posted By tellyho

To preface: I have not yet recovered a saddle. ...

To preface: I have not yet recovered a saddle. That said, the best foam I have found was through a reupholsterer. My wife and I redid the chairs in our dining room back before we had kids and had a...
06-28-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 62,369
Posted By tellyho

I have a set of SKS fenders on which the rear has...

I have a set of SKS fenders on which the rear has been adapted to run wiring for lights. High quality installation. I am never going to use a generator hub, and would love to trade for a set of...
06-07-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By tellyho

Yes, the FD is a triple FD, meant for a a...

Yes, the FD is a triple FD, meant for a a crankset with similar rings sizes to mine.

Limits are properly set - I have the low limit all the way out, so that the derailleur moves as far as...
06-03-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By tellyho

Older crankset with 9 speed drivetrain and brifters

I'm hoping somone has experience. I have a Miyata 610 which I've set up with an older Sugino triple (non-pinned and ramped) with an RX-100 FD and Microshift brifters. After hours of fiddling, I...
06-03-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By tellyho

British bikes site with full catalogues

Hi C&Vers,

Just wanted to let you know about my friend's site:

http://threespeedhub.com/

He focuses on British bikes and parts, and is in the process of uploading a pretty-extensive...
Forum: For Sale
07-23-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,361
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 323,573
Posted By tellyho

Have avocet touring saddle from trek 620 ...

Have avocet touring saddle from trek 620

Want brooks skinny saddle: pro, swift, sparrow, etc.
05-09-11, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,682
Posted By tellyho

I know this is an ancient thread, but I was...

I know this is an ancient thread, but I was looking for the solution and wanted to post my experience for others, namely that cable tension does not hold my guide in place. I have an 83 Trek frame...
02-18-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By tellyho

Replacement for ancient Marzocchi XC500

So I've finally come to the conclusion that I will not be able to save this old fork. I need a replacement for my hardtail, which is mostly hooked up to my bike trailer these days. I don't need...
01-26-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,708
Posted By tellyho

I use auto oil when I'm too lazy to pull apart...

I use auto oil when I'm too lazy to pull apart and grease. I actually like it better on a brake caliper application because I find grease attracts too much road grit. I just oil a little more...
01-26-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By tellyho

Honestly, for the amount of $ you're going to...

Honestly, for the amount of $ you're going to drop on drivetrain components, it would be pretty easy to buy a used low / mid-level road bike with everything you want on it.
01-06-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,370
Posted By tellyho

Given the number of issues you list, I think...

Given the number of issues you list, I think another bike would be your best solution. Especially frame alignment. Old 10 speeds are dirt cheap - find one with fewer issues.
01-06-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By tellyho

Definitely a shorter stem will help. Sounds like...

Definitely a shorter stem will help. Sounds like the whole ensemble (handlebars and shifters) is too far forward of the contact point of the front wheel.
12-22-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By tellyho

Heck, I use linseed oil. One jug will last a...

Heck, I use linseed oil. One jug will last a lifetime. It does sound like a lube problem to me.
12-22-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By tellyho

Is your headset tight?

Is your headset tight?
12-22-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,858
Posted By tellyho

I've seen this "milling" done with a bastard...

I've seen this "milling" done with a bastard file. That's how I'd approach it, but none of my bikes are worth that much.
12-22-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By tellyho

That Velo-Orange BB is champion! That's the...

That Velo-Orange BB is champion! That's the route I'd take if I were you.
12-21-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,992
Posted By tellyho

Should be fine. I've done it tons of times. The...

Should be fine. I've done it tons of times. The bonus is you don't have to be as cautious about not pinching the tube when you re-seat the tire.
12-21-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By tellyho

So my drivetrain knowledge is almost exclusive to...

So my drivetrain knowledge is almost exclusive to past-generation square-taper components, but don't you automatically need a longer bottom bracket spindle for a mountain BB shell? It's 73mm vs. 68,...
12-17-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,634
Posted By tellyho

Maybe I shouldn't wade in, but I don't think...

Maybe I shouldn't wade in, but I don't think anyone would agree that a strong correlation between play at the rim and bearing wear automatically implies the need for a new axle, cones and bearings. ...
12-16-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By tellyho

Frame repair in the Boston area?

I have a seat tube crack in my Columbus FOCO Coppi that needs to be fixed. Anyone have experience with local builders / welders?
12-16-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By tellyho

This sounds mickey mouse, but it's tripped me up...

This sounds mickey mouse, but it's tripped me up more than once: is the wheel totally aligned in the drops?

It really sounds like the cable's hanging up somewhere - you're able to overcome it...
12-15-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By tellyho

I think both of the obvious culprits have been...

I think both of the obvious culprits have been covered, and it may be a combination of both tension and chain wear. It sounds like your tension is just a little too high.
12-14-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,201
Posted By tellyho

I just got a spoke from my local LBS - not a...

I just got a spoke from my local LBS - not a perfect match, but good enough. My nipple wasn't too pretty, but just surface corrosion. Trued and back on the bike already. The wheel did not even...
12-14-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By tellyho

Once (if?) you get it trued up, put it on the...

Once (if?) you get it trued up, put it on the bike and see how it sounds. It'll probably need some oil. Some people put a bunch of WD40 in there and follow with oil. I just like to fill it up with...
12-14-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By tellyho

I've heard that Barnett's is the most...

I've heard that Barnett's is the most comprehensive, but I'm not sure you can buy the book without taking their course. I'm self-taught, and have found all the info I needed on the web, FWIW.
12-14-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By tellyho

Pricepoint has the best prices for SS cables and...

Pricepoint has the best prices for SS cables and housing - usually $15 for 10 cables and maybe $10 - $15 for 25 ft of housing. Unless you want Nokon or Gore, I don't think there's much difference as...
12-14-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By tellyho

Congratulations on entering the 3 speed cult! ...

Congratulations on entering the 3 speed cult! The washer you're talking about is an anti-rotation washer - because the wheel is internally geared, it needs something to keep the whole axle from...
12-14-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,201
Posted By tellyho

This will be annoying to anyone currently...

This will be annoying to anyone currently perusing the forum, but I wanted to get the info all in one place for anyone looking in the future. I'm replacing a spoke on my Rolf Vector Pros, front...
12-14-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By tellyho

Good advice. I'm also not a fan of low spoke...

Good advice. I'm also not a fan of low spoke count, but I am a fan of Italian steel and high-end components, which came on the bike with the wheels for a crazy price, so here I am.
12-13-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By tellyho

Yep, bench grinder inherited with my house from...

Yep, bench grinder inherited with my house from my wife's grandfather. I haven't had to poke out the lining in a while though - I've had a string of lucky cuts.
12-13-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By tellyho

+1 on loose screws or biketoolsetc. Both...

+1 on loose screws or biketoolsetc. Both excellent source for random-ass parts.
12-13-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By tellyho

Many frames I've worked on have such a ridge. ...

Many frames I've worked on have such a ridge. I'd be surprised at a mismatch if that was the original derailleur. Hmm.
12-13-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By tellyho

How bent is bent?

I'm the new owner of a not-new set of Rolf Vector Pros, and just noticed a bent spoke near the rim. I've only owned wheels with 32/36/40 spokes, and have no experience with low spoke counts. If...
12-13-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By tellyho

+1 to the Park process. Start at the beginning...

+1 to the Park process. Start at the beginning and do not skip any steps, especially if you're new to FD adjustment
12-13-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By tellyho

Right, but the OP wants a v-brake on the rear. I...

Right, but the OP wants a v-brake on the rear. I have to imagine there are little ferrule inserts you can put in the hose guides to step it down to cable housing size. Check with your LBS.
12-07-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By tellyho

If you look at any of the online retailers, they...

If you look at any of the online retailers, they will tell you which chain. It's the same for 6,7 and 8 speeds. You just don't want a 9 or 10 speed chain. It would probably work, but you don't...
12-07-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By tellyho

Cranksets ARE pretty expensive. Front...

Cranksets ARE pretty expensive. Front derailleurs are cheap. If I was going to replace the crankset, I'd probably just shell out for the new derailleur too. IMO, you could save $ by buying a lower...
12-07-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By tellyho

Grim. That's a vent hole for gases during...

Grim. That's a vent hole for gases during brazing (at least, that's my understanding), so it was originally supposed to be there. Is it okay that it's more of a hole now? I don't know. The fact...
12-07-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,806
Posted By tellyho

No real mechanical reason, it just isn't...

No real mechanical reason, it just isn't necessary, wheel-strength wise. More crossings = more potential spoke rub, I suppose. With stiff rims and beefy enough hub flanges these days, 4x is pretty...
12-07-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By tellyho

Good point. Saddle is Selle Italia SLR. I have...

Good point. Saddle is Selle Italia SLR. I have seen (and want) a bag that is narrower than the rails - tall and skinny.
12-07-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By tellyho

Although operator is blunt as usual, he's right. ...

Although operator is blunt as usual, he's right. I wouldn't bet my life on a no-name cog. At least get an EAI, and put it on there TIGHT!
12-07-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By tellyho

Skinny saddle bag

I know this is not exactly mechanic-level, but I trust you guys and I have no idea who's on the other forums. I've seen a saddle bag that fits between the rails and would love to get one. Does...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By tellyho

Help with Serotta frame damage

I know this is not really within the intended use guidelines for this forum, but it's definitely outside my personal expertise. I'm looking at buying a Serotta Atlanta which has some dents in the...
09-24-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,362
Posted By tellyho

You'd only need to replace the brifters, and you...

You'd only need to replace the brifters, and you can upgrade any line higher. 105 would probably be sufficient.
09-24-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By tellyho

You can just cross cables in front of the head...

You can just cross cables in front of the head tube instead of routing them on the same side. Shifting would be a little squirrely, but I don't see why it couldn't be done.
08-24-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By tellyho

It doesn't make sense to me to add a rear...

It doesn't make sense to me to add a rear derailleur / chain tensioner and a front derailleur to achieve three speeds using chainrings. Makes a lot more sense to keep a cassette and eliminate the...
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