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10-06-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,333
Posted By bjoerges

Sounds like you're creating the problem with an...

Sounds like you're creating the problem with an impractical request. Most of the people here are giving you practical responses. You should be best off talking with a custom fiberglass fabricator...
10-05-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,333
Posted By bjoerges

Does the vehicle have a rooftop rail setup that...

Does the vehicle have a rooftop rail setup that is currently unused? I could see something where the roof rails are used to support the fiberglass body. When disengaging the cover, the cover slides...
10-02-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By bjoerges

23 should be no problem. I wouldn't do a race...

23 should be no problem. I wouldn't do a race clincher 700x18, but a 23 will be fine. The only problem you may run into is going bigger. A lot of sport bikes can't handle larger than 28 without...
09-29-10, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bjoerges

My guess is that it'll keep up for a while then...

My guess is that it'll keep up for a while then get more common to hear. Check chain stretch.
09-28-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,010
Posted By bjoerges

One big issue is that most disc rims have a...

One big issue is that most disc rims have a curving and painted rim surface whereas a rim brake surface has the brake track that is perpendicular to the ground. Sure it will stop your wheel if you...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-10, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,417
Posted By bjoerges

The Portland used to be an awesome bike. Used to...

The Portland used to be an awesome bike. Used to be 105 drivetrain w/ BB7 brakes for about the same money (and without a stock rack). Last year they dropped quality of components quite a bit and...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By bjoerges

I keep mine in the garage. I have a cabinet that...

I keep mine in the garage. I have a cabinet that I mounted in the corner where I keep my spare tubes and a few other odds and ends (Owner's manuals, spare saddles, used cassettes that still have...
09-23-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By bjoerges

I see in another thread you are looking to...

I see in another thread you are looking to replace the brakes too. For the brakes you won't need to replace the shifter/brake combo, but if you move to a 9 speed you will need to.

It sounds to be...
09-23-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By bjoerges

Puncture resistant tires > Puncture resistant...

Puncture resistant tires > Puncture resistant tubes.
09-23-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By bjoerges

The BB7 kit of parts includes a matching rotor,...

The BB7 kit of parts includes a matching rotor, so you should be fine there. I don't recall if it was a 6-bolt or Centerlock on the rotor, if it's a centerlock, you'll need an adapter. Otherwise,...
09-17-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By bjoerges

You're probably not going to find one. Almost...

You're probably not going to find one. Almost all freewheels and singlespeed cassette cogs run either a 1/8 or 3/32 sizing (single speed or 9 speed). The added weight between a basic 10speed chain...
09-10-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By bjoerges

Check that the middle chainring isn't bent. Just...

Check that the middle chainring isn't bent. Just had one of these come through the shop on Labor Day. It was on a Trek Portland where the guy put on a cheap middle ring after replacing the stock...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,957
Posted By bjoerges

On my route in to work I'm mostly on the sidewalk...

On my route in to work I'm mostly on the sidewalk (except for a few sprint sessions when the usually busy road is empty for 1/4mile->2miles depending on the day) so I am on the bars the whole time. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,832
Posted By bjoerges

The Trek MT200 is a 1x7, so it's a fairly simply...

The Trek MT200 is a 1x7, so it's a fairly simply bike. Lightweight for a kids bike, no suspension, and can accept a rack and fenders. Bontrager also makes a pretty cool kid's bike rack:...
09-05-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By bjoerges

Did you replace the cleats when you swapped your...

Did you replace the cleats when you swapped your pedals or retain your old cleats? If you changed the cleat, you may have changed the position (fore/aft, angle, side to side)
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By bjoerges

Any LBS will swap out parts on a new bike. The...

Any LBS will swap out parts on a new bike. The key is finding one that will give you a credit on the old parts. If you're tossing something they can't resell easily, don't expect them to give you...
09-03-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By bjoerges

The little lines are an area where a little more...

The little lines are an area where a little more rubber is to provide some extra structural integrity along the tire bead.

Often, a tire will mount similar to what you've pictured, then when you...
09-03-10, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By bjoerges

New chains will almost always have a few extra...

New chains will almost always have a few extra links that can be removed to size the chain down to the right size. My guess would be 6 links more (4 more engaged + longer circumference) but that is...
09-02-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By bjoerges

Do not remove the pin completely from the chain. ...

Do not remove the pin completely from the chain. Push it with your chain breaker until the pin is only hanging on to the hole on the innermost plate (so that the inside part can be removed. Remove...
08-30-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By bjoerges

Perhaps this may be a good time to bring it to...

Perhaps this may be a good time to bring it to your LBS to install it for you. It'll cost you more in busted tubes than the labor for them to do it. Many LBS's even have a flat guarantee (usually...
08-29-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By bjoerges

I would be sending an email to the owner. If...

I would be sending an email to the owner. If they are substituting the part for one of a higher price, they should have contacted you. If they had messed up and accidentally put on a 42 (or...
08-29-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By bjoerges

I would say don't worry about it unless having a...

I would say don't worry about it unless having a precise speed and/or odometer readout is essential to your riding. If that's the case, then spending the extra cash on a Garmin (or similar) is the...
08-23-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,138
Posted By bjoerges

Travis Brown used a SRAM Red Brifters/XX...

Travis Brown used a SRAM Red Brifters/XX Derailleurs combo last year at Leadville
08-23-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,138
Posted By bjoerges

Hard to determine from provided information, but...

Hard to determine from provided information, but I suspect a twisted slightly (not bent inward) RD Hanger. Have your LBS get their tool on that to check.
08-23-10, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By bjoerges

Seperately, on my commuter I have a 42 in a 1x9...

Seperately, on my commuter I have a 42 in a 1x9 setup. 42x11-34 covers an extreme range with very little weight.
08-23-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By bjoerges

Same thought here. Two holes along the curve for...

Same thought here. Two holes along the curve for caliper, offset hole for using rack/fender thread on frame as mounting point. The hole at 90' from the others probably would have a spacer system to...
08-19-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By bjoerges

If your shop damaged the pedals or cranks, they...

If your shop damaged the pedals or cranks, they should replace or fix whatever they broke at no charge to you. I would take it to them and have them inspect it.
08-19-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,343
Posted By bjoerges

Depends what you mean by "best" replacement. Do...

Depends what you mean by "best" replacement. Do you mean cheapest, most durable, lightest...

Most bolt-on rear wheel freewheel replacements will cost $40-$75 from your local bike shop, but a very...
08-19-10, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By bjoerges

This style of bar is often called a shallow drop,...

This style of bar is often called a shallow drop, flared drop, or mountain drop handlebar. WTB makes one just called the Mountain Drop(currently available from QBP [which most bike shops have access...
08-19-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By bjoerges

Is this happening on both pedals/crank arms? Be...

Is this happening on both pedals/crank arms? Be certain that you are orienting pedals correctly and that you are using a reverse thread (lefty-tighty) on the side without chainrings.

If you had...
08-18-10, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By bjoerges

New Shimano XT/XTR is going to be 10 speed. I'm...

New Shimano XT/XTR is going to be 10 speed. I'm sure there will be a long cage of both that will accommodate 11-32 and still work with your Brifters.
08-18-10, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,608
Posted By bjoerges

Well, the SRAM group does have the SRAM name...

Well, the SRAM group does have the SRAM name plastered on it which you should have been able to see. What you have is SRAM's double tap system. Similar to Shimano in some ways but with the double...
08-18-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By bjoerges

Agreed, should the LBS's action have been an...

Agreed, should the LBS's action have been an intentional means of removing an in-stock item from inventory rather than ordering the correct part. A competent mechanic could easily make such an error...
08-18-10, 02:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By bjoerges

Did you/they save the old ring? If your old one...

Did you/they save the old ring? If your old one was indeed a 39, and you requested a 39, and paid them to put on a 39, you should receive a 39. If you just asked them to replace the middle ring,...
08-13-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,446
Posted By bjoerges

I keep mine on. The extra few grams for a dork...

I keep mine on. The extra few grams for a dork disc everyday is well worth preventing a $200 repair bill after the rear derailleur getting tossed into the spokes. However, as desertdork said,...
08-11-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By bjoerges

The paired spoke scheme is fairly easy. The...

The paired spoke scheme is fairly easy. The spokes that pair at the hub have holes directly across from each other on the hub so that they are slightly offset at the rim but equal on the hub.

...
08-11-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,413
Posted By bjoerges

Perhaps a silly question, but did you attempt to...

Perhaps a silly question, but did you attempt to readjust the cable tension on your RD after putting on the new chain? As chains stretch, they get a little sloppier as far as adjustment goes and a...
08-11-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By bjoerges

There is the possibility that the chain is a few...

There is the possibility that the chain is a few links too long. Or that the RD hardware needs lubricated and isn't retensioning properly. I would move the chain to the big-big combo and check the...
08-08-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,493
Posted By bjoerges

I would assume that it means the direction of the...

I would assume that it means the direction of the arrow from the view of the mechanic installing the chain (i.e. the outboard of the chain, so that when the powerlock at it's lowest point the outside...
08-08-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,310
Posted By bjoerges

If you need the brifters and they are cheap...

If you need the brifters and they are cheap enough, I'd vote to get them and buy a 7-speed cassette. Even if you got 8-spd brifters (or could make the 7-speed work properly somehow) the one extra...
08-05-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,727
Posted By bjoerges

Summary: STI = Shimano Total Integration, a...

Summary:

STI = Shimano Total Integration, a product design of integrating brakes and shifters into a single pod or brifter

In a traditional (Also called: High-Normal, Bottom-Normal) rear...
07-18-10, 02:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,965
Posted By bjoerges

Many LBS's can't help but gouge, as you put it,...

Many LBS's can't help but gouge, as you put it, on price. For most products in a lot of industries, the retailer's cost of a product is close (if not exactly) half of it's MSRP. There are a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By bjoerges

I'd just use some electrical tape to cover it on...

I'd just use some electrical tape to cover it on the inside, about a 1/2"-3/4" long strip, enough to cover the hole entirely with some extra room to hang on to as the tire expands.

Never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By bjoerges

Which team is doping?

Which team is doping?
07-12-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By bjoerges

There are four parts to building or truing a...

There are four parts to building or truing a wheel, radial, lateral, centering, and tension. The lateral alignment is what most people consider as problematic as that is what causes rim brakes to...
07-11-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By bjoerges

I'm with FB on this one. You asked a question...

I'm with FB on this one. You asked a question and he answered it. If you want someone to talk you out of something, go find a mirror.
07-04-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,212
Posted By bjoerges

I have a really old Burly that I got at a garage...

I have a really old Burly that I got at a garage sale for $10 that I used to use for cargo hauling until I got my Xtracycle. Never put my kid in it (nor would I, seemed very uncomfortable for him). ...
06-26-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,344
Posted By bjoerges

I can't get the picture to upload, but here's the...

I can't get the picture to upload, but here's the link to a picture of mine: http://twitpic.com/1ha3fz

In a similar fashion to the bar ends mounted inward that you posted, I picked up some longer...
06-25-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By bjoerges

The Xtracycle design is an open standard,...

The Xtracycle design is an open standard, however, all dimensions and setup are based around using steel is a material source. A lot of bicycle manufacturers are focusing on aluminum, probably...
06-18-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,504
Posted By bjoerges

Here's my takeaway. I'm happy to see the...

Here's my takeaway. I'm happy to see the change. Trek won't have as many bikes that are little more than a paintjob away from feeling like the same bikes. They are allowed to take risks and feel...
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