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04-19-15, 10:04 PM
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Posted By peterw_diy

An LBS over here that sells a fair number of...

An LBS over here that sells a fair number of cargo bikes is suggesting Rhyno Lite. Also when I tried putting a standard 26" wheel in (mostly so I could roll the bike around), it seemed pretty clear...
04-19-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By peterw_diy

Thanks everyone, especially fietsbob for the...

Thanks everyone, especially fietsbob for the encouragement re: tools & the 14mm axle! The local coop's Park BBT-5 fit over the axle and got the freewheel off pretty easily.

Spoke tension looks...
04-18-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By peterw_diy

36h QR rear OK for longtail cargo bike?

My Yuba Mundo needs a new rear wheel. The stock wheel is a 48h 26" with a 14mm solid axle and 7s freewheel. I routinely have 300+ pounds of rider + passenger + cargo, on good roads. Sometimes 450#. ...
12-13-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,506
Posted By peterw_diy

FBinNY: "I am curious when you say the spoke...

FBinNY: "I am curious when you say the spoke length was OK. It is extremely rare for a nipple (any nipple) to fail if the spoke is fully engaged in the head (within 1MM of the top)."

Thanks. I...
12-12-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,506
Posted By peterw_diy

FBinNY writes "Strength is NOT an issue with...

FBinNY writes "Strength is NOT an issue with properly built wheels whose spokes reach well into the heads of the nipples."

I am skeptical of this claim. My first pair of handbuilt wheels used...
11-23-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,272
Posted By peterw_diy

Techdocs.shimano.com redesigned, purged

Apparently Shimano has retired the old "techdocs" website, replacing it with the new si.shimano.com site. While I like the new visual design, they've removed some information. It looks like "si"...
09-14-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By peterw_diy

The Shimano Capreo hub and Cassette...

The Shimano Capreo hub and Cassette (http://sheldonbrown.com/capreo/index.html)
09-11-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By peterw_diy

11s Campy has the same per-gear pull as 9s...

11s Campy has the same per-gear pull as 9s Shimano, which many seem to handle OK with friction shifters.
08-29-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By peterw_diy

Pessimistic option 6: buy 11s Ergopower shifters...

Pessimistic option 6: buy 11s Ergopower shifters and run a Shimergo setup.
08-27-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 49,720
Posted By peterw_diy

"drilling holes is too 20th century for the...

"drilling holes is too 20th century for the current parental IT generation"

Powerful drills and good carbide bits are not cheap, and most hardware stores want to sell metal stock in 3' lengths. If...
08-25-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By peterw_diy

Another seal option: Headset Seal | Lizard Skins...

Another seal option: Headset Seal | Lizard Skins (http://shop.lizardskins.com/products/headset-seal)

I've used these sorts of things for years on my fender-less bikes and they really keep lower...
08-12-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By peterw_diy

That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd...

That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd generation of lever body (sounds like the 2015 Revolution 11+ might be a 4th shape). With Campy the different gruppos of the same era use the same hoods -- a...
08-11-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By peterw_diy

Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple...

Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple Ergopower shifters (or 10s plus a Shiftmate), IIRC the pull ratio for Shimano mountain FDs is about that of Campy FDs...

One great thing about Campy...
08-09-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By peterw_diy

Both threaded and threadless headsets come in...

Both threaded and threadless headsets come in both cartridge and loose bearing designs.
08-04-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 49,720
Posted By peterw_diy

Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use...

Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use one of them that cobble together a custom adapter: ::Hitch and Adapter Compatibility Guide - Burley--BURLEY--...
07-10-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,936
Posted By peterw_diy

"velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"...

"velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"

??? Mundo's frame and fork are all steel.
07-10-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By peterw_diy

MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a...

MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a cassette.
07-05-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,768
Posted By peterw_diy

2.5 years later... any update?

2.5 years later... any update?
06-21-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By peterw_diy

All bar end front shifters are friction, so...

All bar end front shifters are friction, so nothing to worry about there.

Personally I dislike the bumpy feeling of Shimano 8s and 9s rear shifters' friction modes. They're simply not as smooth as...
06-19-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By peterw_diy

UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you...

UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you saying "double" suffice?
05-16-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,009
Posted By peterw_diy

+1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short...

+1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short teeth are deliberate. Your gear looks fine.
05-15-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By peterw_diy

For fender parts see Planet Bike...

For fender parts see Planet Bike (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/smallparts.html#fender%20parts)
Forum: Commuting
04-26-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,399
Posted By peterw_diy

+1 The ad does look a little fishy.

+1 The ad does look a little fishy.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By peterw_diy

I'm very envious. What a great way to start...

I'm very envious. What a great way to start Patriots' Day. Here's hoping BAA and MBTA are back onboard next year!
04-06-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By peterw_diy

IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct...

IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct statement is "the closer the shoe is to the pivots, the greater the leverage." 55mm at the top of a long caliper offers no better leverage than 55mm at...
03-24-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,610
Posted By peterw_diy

CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster...

CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster failed.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,994
Posted By peterw_diy

Agreed. Longtails are for moving children,...

Agreed. Longtails are for moving children, building materials, and kegs -- not general purpose touring. Even for bike-tent touring, most folks do fine with two pairs of panniers & stuff stacked on...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By peterw_diy

Congrats. Glad it worked out OK. "The...

Congrats. Glad it worked out OK.

"The officer who came out called the number in the ad and asked if they could read off the serial number."

How often do thieves/fences fall for that? ISTM that...
03-19-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,490
Posted By peterw_diy

You are holding the bike upright and positioning...

You are holding the bike upright and positioning the valve about near the top of the wheel (between 2 o'clock & 10 o'clock), right?

Slime Tire & Tube Sealant Faqs...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By peterw_diy

One difference is Surly seems more likely to...

One difference is Surly seems more likely to *upgrade* specs. Historically I've seen the big companies downgrade parts but keep the old price & model name. On the flip side I've seen Surly upgrade...
03-08-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By peterw_diy

My medium cage 9s Tiagra had chain rub on its...

My medium cage 9s Tiagra had chain rub on its cage in some gears whose chain line isn't bad when I used a 7/8s chain. Works fine with a 9s chain. Some say the rule of thumb is to use a chain designed...
03-07-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,816
Posted By peterw_diy

45-60 degree inclines? I call BS. Your hills...

45-60 degree inclines? I call BS.

Your hills might be steep, but they're not that steep. 60 deg = 172% grade. 30 seconds of web searching suggests the steepest roads on the planet are around 37%,...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By peterw_diy

"Lots of folks take the decals off their...

"Lots of folks take the decals off their Surlys;they put them on top of the clear coat. Half of some of the decals have rubbed off on my Big Dummy"

Close. Surly doesn't use clear coat. And they...
03-02-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,816
Posted By peterw_diy

"My almost LBS had a Shimano 8sp cassette they...

"My almost LBS had a Shimano 8sp cassette they tried on my hub but the 8th gear wouldn't fit."

Find a new LBS. A 7s hub will only fit a full cluster 7s or less. You can fit 7 cogs of an 8s etc....
02-26-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,816
Posted By peterw_diy

What are you trying to accomplish? If just...

What are you trying to accomplish?

If just switching to brifters I'd consider buying cheap 10s Campy brifters, a new 8s chain, a suitable front derailleur, an 8s Shimano cassette, and run a...
02-23-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,235
Posted By peterw_diy

I treat my steel hardware with a protectant like...

I treat my steel hardware with a protectant like Boeshield T-9.
02-20-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By peterw_diy

"Also might throw on a set of Campy Record...

"Also might throw on a set of Campy Record 7-speed wheels from time-to-time (of course would have to swap the chain)."

And adjust the RD limit screws!
02-18-14, 09:21 PM
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,388
Posted By peterw_diy

If that's supposed to be a joke, I think I'm...

If that's supposed to be a joke, I think I'm missing something here.

If not, hey, who would have expected such attitude from DC? Shocking!
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,388
Posted By peterw_diy

I suppose that may depend on what you mean by...

I suppose that may depend on what you mean by "splitting", but filtering is legal in Virginia ("A person riding a bicycle ... may overtake and pass another vehicle on either the left or right side,...
02-18-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,425
Posted By peterw_diy

Friction mode is only really of value if you find...

Friction mode is only really of value if you find yourself out in the boonies needing a new cassette and can't find one with the right number of cogs. That's it.

With a downtube shifter, friction...
02-13-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,710
Posted By peterw_diy

Yep, it's popcorn hour.

Yep, it's popcorn hour.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,608
Posted By peterw_diy

Yep. I've never wanted a taller HT on my CC, but,...

Yep. I've never wanted a taller HT on my CC, but, yes, they do. Maybe you'd prefer a Van Dessel WTF (http://www.vandesselsports.com/?page_id=17) or Specialized AWOL...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,608
Posted By peterw_diy

If you like the Straggler, you should see what...

If you like the Straggler, you should see what Soma has in store for this summer -- the Wolverine (http://urbanvelo.org/soma-wolverine-prototype/). Disc brakes, sliding dropouts, belt-drive-ready,...
02-12-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By peterw_diy

"someone recommend some good bar tape - like that...

"someone recommend some good bar tape - like that came on my cross check. "

Unwrap carefully and reuse.
02-11-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By peterw_diy

"Will I have to unhook the brake cables so I can...

"Will I have to unhook the brake cables so I can squeeze the brake enough to get a wrench inside the lever assembly and around the cable inside it to loosen the bolt to remove them?"

Dude, relax!
02-10-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By peterw_diy

The Civia Emerson looks nice as compact bars go...

The Civia Emerson looks nice as compact bars go and fits 26.0 stems.
02-09-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By peterw_diy

I think this is when somebody is supposed to say...

I think this is when somebody is supposed to say something like "A barely audible noise in a $17 freewheel is not unexpected. If you demand silence and < 28t, buy a nice NOS freewheel for $50-$100."
02-09-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By peterw_diy

The Bell Lap reach is pretty short (82mm), so if...

The Bell Lap reach is pretty short (82mm), so if you're too stretched out, I'd try a new stem first, and then consider if you really want to go through the hassle of a bar swap to bring the drops up...
02-07-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Posted By peterw_diy

+1 on finding a new LBS. Or DIY. The only...

+1 on finding a new LBS.

Or DIY. The only tough part here is swapping the freewheel (requires special tools, lotsa physical effort, and attentiveness).
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