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05-13-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By csport

Some rigid hybrid, probably more performance...

Some rigid hybrid, probably more performance oriented.
Trek FX, Giant Escape, Cannondale Quick, Specialized Sirrus etc.
Mount relatively wide supple tires on it.

Is your MTB rigid, hardtail or...
05-12-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By csport

Juin Tech R1 FTW! A closed system. :innocent:

Juin Tech R1 FTW! A closed system. :innocent:
05-12-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By csport

https://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#capacity...

https://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#capacity

Are you sure you need to change the FD? Do you think that with the new crankset the difference between the large and the small chainring will be...
05-09-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By csport

A side note: 12-28 is a cassette, but can you get...

A side note: 12-28 is a cassette, but can you get a 14-34 7 speed cassette now? AFAIK, Shimano no longer makes them. 14-34 freewheels - yes, but not the cassettes. Of course you can get a Sunrace...
04-25-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By csport

So does mine. :innocent: Can all these...

So does mine. :innocent:



Can all these concerns be addressed by telling them that you do this as an hobby and you work at your own pace? There is no ETA. (If they need an ETA they can go to...
04-24-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By csport

My 5c. It is not clear what the question is. Yes,...

My 5c. It is not clear what the question is. Yes, you should learn to say no. From what you are saying it looks like you have some psychological traumas which result in having a hard time saying no...
04-24-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By csport

Did it several times, totally doable, especially...

Did it several times, totally doable, especially if you start fresh from Cumberland. Last year I did Hancock to Frostburg in one day.
01-20-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By csport

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent...

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent of Yokozuna Motoko. The only problem I had was the loss of brake power when Shimano organic pads overheated.

Can it be that your brakes have some...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By csport

Yes, 18th edition is the new one: ...

Yes, 18th edition is the new one:
https://gaptrailstore.org/collections/trailguide
11-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By csport

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The...

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The tension is lower on the non-drive side for a dished wheel anyway. If it is too low that it can go to zero when hitting potholes, accelerating or...
11-12-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By csport

FWIW, I did what cyccomute says: I run Deore M590...

FWIW, I did what cyccomute says: I run Deore M590 (similar to T4060) 48-36-22 with BB70 (old XT superseded by MT800), one spacer on the right and two spacers on the left. FD is the old Shimano 105...
11-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,641
Posted By csport

An older post with explanation by FBinNY, who is...

An older post with explanation by FBinNY, who is highly respected here: https://www.bikeforums.net/19651934-post3.html
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,435
Posted By csport

I live near Central Park at the boundary between...

I live near Central Park at the boundary between the Upper East Side and Harlem. Never had a problem. FWIW, I rode the full Central Park loop around midnight multiple times, no problem.

As dendawg...
10-18-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,032
Posted By csport

Yes you can, you can use some adaptors for the...

Yes you can, you can use some adaptors for the old calipers.

Most likely you should not do it because the frame and the fork may not be specced to withstand the higher braking forces from the...
10-11-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 298,517
Posted By csport

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No...

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No rain, perfect weather.
10-10-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By csport

I run 3x9 with Sora 3500 shifters and Microshift...

I run 3x9 with Sora 3500 shifters and Microshift M46 9-speed RD. It works for me better than Shimano RD-M591, and it is half the price of M591.

You may be able to keep your current RD if it is...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By csport

Looking at the pictures it appears that only...

Looking at the pictures it appears that only Sutra and Sutra LTD have a tapered head tube, and Sutra SE does not.
09-19-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By csport

Some compatibility issues: Road shifters...

Some compatibility issues:

Road shifters will have a different cable pull for the front derailleur.
Road brake levers have a short cable pull, V-brakes use long cable pull. There are multiple...
09-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,759
Posted By csport

"... but this is what we think this bike is best...

"... but this is what we think this bike is best at." :innocent:
09-14-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,759
Posted By csport

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/sambike2019

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/sambike2019
09-10-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By csport

It will delete your files even if you are not...

It will delete your files even if you are not root. rm -rf , should the tagline say "/home"?
Like this:
rm -rf *
Do not try this at /home
:innocent:

Edit: or $HOME
09-10-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By csport

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a...

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a stem mount conversion kit made by Giant: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/global/showcase/conduct
Maybe this will work for you with Clais 3x8?
I have no...
09-09-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By csport

Only you can define what is best for you...

Only you can define what is best for you :innocent:

As you said, it should be possible to upgrade to 10 or 11 speed, but you will loose the triple and you will need to upgrade all the drivetrain....
09-09-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By csport

Then what DorkDisc said, 3x8 Claris shifters and...

Then what DorkDisc said, 3x8 Claris shifters and some good cable actuated brakes like Juin Tech R1.
09-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By csport

You can also go with a proper 8-10 speed hub like...

You can also go with a proper 8-10 speed hub like RS300, which is in the current Shimano product line: https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/spec/ROAD/FREEHUB%20(Rim_Disc%20Brake)
If you can use it...
09-05-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By csport

Most likely Shimano Deore will handle 36T, as...

Most likely Shimano Deore will handle 36T, as others have said.

Also, Microshift M46 is specced to do it: Microshift M46L RD (https://www.microshift.com/models/rd-m46l/)

It is less than half...
09-05-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By csport

8-10 speed (Shimano compatible) freehubs will fit...

8-10 speed (Shimano compatible) freehubs will fit any 8-10 speed (Shimano compatible) cassette and even some 11 speed MTB cassettes.

I run Shimano M6000 and M525 as a part of 9 speed drivetrain.
...
09-05-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By csport

Congratulations! :beer::ride::beer: Do the...

Congratulations! :beer::ride::beer:

Do the wheels have 36 spokes? In addition to the higher spoke count the spokes need to be tensioned properly. For a heavy rider the tension needs to be on the...
09-04-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 298,517
Posted By csport

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.
09-02-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By csport

Thanks, though they cannot ship Shimano to the...

Thanks, though they cannot ship Shimano to the US. Anyway, we have to accept that the assortment of 8 and 9 speed cassettes is becoming smaller. Not as small as the 7 speed where they killed all but...
09-02-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By csport

A thought: maybe it is useful to first inflate...

A thought: maybe it is useful to first inflate the tube to ~20psi and then go through each point of the rim squeezing the tire. This is usually recommended to check that the tube is not pinched...
08-31-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By csport

I have just had a similar tube failure. It was a...

I have just had a similar tube failure. It was a correct size (700x35-44 in a 700x42c tire). It had a puncture at the inner part facing the rim tape, I patched it, installed into a tire and let it...
08-31-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By csport

As the others said, you need to figure out which...

As the others said, you need to figure out which properties are important for you. You may contact Specialized or Specialized dealer to find out. Things to look at:

Geometry: axle to crown (my...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,510
Posted By csport

BikeParrott and fishboat, I think you are...

BikeParrott and fishboat, I think you are overthinking it :)
I had to do it in 2017 with a loaded bike. Yes, there is 10% grade, and the road is unpaved. Add an hour or so, eat some snack and you...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,510
Posted By csport

Stealing this photo from Facebook. Now it is...

Stealing this photo from Facebook. Now it is physically gated.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x1316/tunnel_gated_5f27f1c748e8019a19c801666c1cda8200bb1d92.jpg
Stolen from...
08-26-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By csport

Have you installed a new chain with the new...

Have you installed a new chain with the new cassette? A worn chain may skip with a new cassette.
It may also be the case that the shifting is not adjusted properly. Is the 8th gear the smallest cog?...
08-24-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By csport

No, but you can mix and match some 9 speed...

No, but you can mix and match some 9 speed cassettes: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k9.shtml#custom

For example, take 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32, remove 11 and 13, add a top position 13 (or 14) and...
08-24-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By csport

SRAM has almost the same one, a 12-26 PG950. Only...

SRAM has almost the same one, a 12-26 PG950. Only the two largest cogs differ, instead of 21-24-27 it has 21-23-26.

I freaked out and ordered that Microshift 11-32. :)
08-24-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By csport

Maybe there is no exact cutoff, but the OP is far...

Maybe there is no exact cutoff, but the OP is far from the range. I know this because I am approximately the same weight (280-290). Tire pressure according to (extrapolated) Frank Berto measurement...
08-22-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By csport

Yes. Here: From Peter White custom wheel...

Yes. Here:


From Peter White custom wheel page (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.php):


I am just under 300#, and I have destroyed a wheel with Alex DH19 (not the lightest -- it used...
08-22-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By csport

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check...

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check the "big/big +1 " sizing method.
08-22-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By csport

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range,...

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range, https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/spec/ROAD/Cassette%20Sprocket
HG50, HG400 and HG200/201 are there. 9 speed cassettes are not going away, you can still get...
08-20-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By csport

This one...

This one https://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2017/vfr-3/ ?

Very nice, 3x9, carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes. :speedy:
08-19-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By csport

Another option is to start with a large frame...

Another option is to start with a large frame (Surly, Soma, ...) and build it with a flat bar.
For example, a 66 cm Double Cross...
08-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By csport

Phil_gretz and Andy, sorry, I should have given...

Phil_gretz and Andy, sorry, I should have given more details. I have a Birzman rotor truing fork, it just does not work on this one (image below). The stainless steel part of the rotor consists...
08-19-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By csport

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" :innocent: ...

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" :innocent:

Of course people here like upgrading bikes.

Do you know what parts your 7300FX has? It would be helpful to post this list. It you do not know, you...
08-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By csport

truing a TRP-25 rotor

Hi
Is there any good way to true a two-piece rotor like TRP-25 (https://trpcycling.com/product/trp-25-centerlock-2-piece-rotor/), which "offers superior heat dissipation due to the aluminium center...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,928
Posted By csport

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You...

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You had a (hard to diagnose) slow leak, which is negative luck. It was compensated by a bear sighting to make the total positive. :)
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,928
Posted By csport

I did my Washington -> Pittsburgh -> Cumberland...

I did my Washington -> Pittsburgh -> Cumberland ride from July 31 to Aug 8. No flats, Schwalbe Hurricane in the front and Marathon Supreme in the back.

Why do many people see bears on their first...
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