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Forum: Commuting
09-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By SalsaShark

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for...

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for your discomfort, I can give some tips that have helped me.
I tried using some chamois padded shorts years ago, and found that I was getting more saddle...
09-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,283
Posted By SalsaShark

It bothers me that America views driving as a...

It bothers me that America views driving as a 'right' of sorts, and not an earned privilege. The fact that this driver's license was not revoked on the spot speaks volumes as to the indifference...
Forum: Foo
09-27-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By SalsaShark

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting
09-25-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 518,383
Posted By SalsaShark

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980...

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980 model 414. Original Superbe calipers comfortably reach the brake track on my Ukai/Sueze 700c wheelset, running 32mm tires and an 11-32t 7-speed...
09-11-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By SalsaShark

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable...

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable that will change the backpedaling performance is changing the chainline. The rear derailleur has no bearing on this, being placed after the cassette...
07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,127
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
06-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,834
Posted By SalsaShark

It is probably your knees. Try taking some fish...

It is probably your knees.
Try taking some fish oil.
05-17-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By SalsaShark

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel fin

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel

fin
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,001
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,001
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
03-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,260
Posted By SalsaShark

The bottom

The bottom
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
02-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,330
Posted By SalsaShark

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under...

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under the work stand. It is also nice to catch any dirt/mud or salt (winter) you knock off the bike during cleaning - it can be folded in on itself and taken...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,679
Posted By SalsaShark

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet...

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet deep and sits there for 4 months or so. It has not been above 10°F for a couple weeks in my neck of the woods. Looks like we might get a break from...
02-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By SalsaShark

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a...

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a rafter. Should work with that hole in the joist, but might need to slightly modify the top to fit through the joist. They come in different widths so...
02-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,673
Posted By SalsaShark

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a...

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a couple years back. Hi-ten frame, stem shifters, steel-rim 27" wheels, turkey levers, etc....
Ended up being a pretty fun bike when it was all said and...
12-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,278
Posted By SalsaShark

Left or track stand.....although track stands...

Left or track stand.....although track stands tend to confuse drivers at all-way stop sign intersections.
12-25-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By SalsaShark

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride
12-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,161
Posted By SalsaShark

I am much stronger turning down, than i am...

I am much stronger turning down, than i am turning up.
12-01-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By SalsaShark

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with...

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with about 295mm (295.6 NDS, 294.7 DS).
11-30-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,171
Posted By SalsaShark

If I could see my house, i would probably walk...

If I could see my house, i would probably walk the bike to the garage. Otherwise, i would repair it roadside. Doesn't take long to replace a tube, but walking a bike is slow, especially up and down...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,434
Posted By SalsaShark

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the...

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the saddle. When it rains, it only takes a couple seconds to remove it and stretch it over the top of the saddle.
11-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,367
Posted By SalsaShark

The only excercise i partake in anymore after my...

The only excercise i partake in anymore after my knee surgeries is cycling. When i am in my best shape, and putting in high mileage weeks of high effort riding, i develop a pretty defined abdominal...
11-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By SalsaShark

Once everything is fit and installed, i would...

Once everything is fit and installed, i would imagine i could take the Velo Orange style fenders off a bike in less than 5 minutes, and have it ready to ride again without fenders. I would think...
11-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,653
Posted By SalsaShark

Get the master link on the chain and carefully...

Get the master link on the chain and carefully rotate the chain so the master link is located along the length of chain between the top of the cassette and top of crankset chainring. (You may need to...
10-29-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,444
Posted By SalsaShark

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!

......Tubes for the Win!!!!!!
10-26-20, 07:44 PM
10-24-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By SalsaShark

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10-22-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,153
Posted By SalsaShark

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10-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,884
Posted By SalsaShark

.....wait, are we quoting Tool lyrics in here?

.....wait, are we quoting Tool lyrics in here?
10-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,268
Posted By SalsaShark

That is rasp tread!

That is rasp tread!
10-13-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By SalsaShark

The correct answer is Sherwood Green, like on a...

The correct answer is Sherwood Green, like on a vintage Fender Jaguar
09-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By SalsaShark

I would not ride that with any sort of...

I would not ride that with any sort of substantial load affixed to the rack. The upper mounting bolt will not be able withstand the leverage from the weight being thrown around and will want to bend,...
09-19-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,112
Posted By SalsaShark

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. ...

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. They were a cardboard prop, however!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,986
Posted By SalsaShark

I ride everyday all year, including through all...

I ride everyday all year, including through all sorts of crap in winter on the frozen roads of eastern Iowa, and i have been using the latest generation KMC Eco ProTeq chain on my rain/winter bike...
08-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,936
Posted By SalsaShark

I had a Red Winged Blackbird chase me and peck me...

I had a Red Winged Blackbird chase me and peck me repeatedly in the ass a couple weeks ago. This was while rolling along at about 25 mph. They are very territorial this time of year, and will dive...
07-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By SalsaShark

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk
07-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By SalsaShark

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT...

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT FC-M770 crankset, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By SalsaShark

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even...

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even smaller bead seat diameter than 650b. I would imagine either the tire or rims are mislabled, as i cannot imagine a 650c could ever be properly mounted...
07-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,361
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out Aerotech

Check out Aerotech
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,457
Posted By SalsaShark

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of...

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of materials/striker type/sizes and mounting styles to choose from. Polished brass always sounds and looks best to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,198
Posted By SalsaShark

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around...

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around for transportation within a few miles radius of my house. Didn't do much riding regularly through college and my 20's and early 30's, but always had a...
06-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,590
Posted By SalsaShark

I know i sound like a broken record here, but...

I know i sound like a broken record here, but the Salsa Journeyman should fit the size requirements for the OP.
The Journeyman flat bar geometry chart puts the XS (extra small) frame sized 650b...
06-16-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By SalsaShark

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few...

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few thousand miles under its belt and is Extra Smooth! Might help satisfy your photo deficiency. I will get around to cutting off the excess steerer...
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