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01-31-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By byrd48

Andy, I did read your articles, including the low...

Andy, I did read your articles, including the low cost methods for checking the fork. Yes the rear triangle is easier to measure and I believe based on what I have done thus far that the frame, or at...
01-27-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

It I fixed the level to the rear wheel, I could...

It I fixed the level to the rear wheel, I could possibly turn the front wheel until it looked parallel to the rear, however due to the headtube being angled, the front wheel can only be coplanar to...
01-25-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

What data would help, I'm not sure what else I...

What data would help, I'm not sure what else I can measure.
01-25-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,969
Posted By byrd48

For the benefit of all others who may land on...

For the benefit of all others who may land on this thread in the future, it would be great to follow up with that mechanic and relate what they did! 😉
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

After removing the tires from the rims, I was...

After removing the tires from the rims, I was able to turn the fork 180 and the level is just a hair from the making contact at all 4 points, literally almost a negligible gap. So it seems that the...
01-19-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

The straight edge indicates that the wheels are...

The straight edge indicates that the wheels are not parallel. Maybe it's the frame, maybe not, I flipped the wheel and tried another wheel with the same result.
01-19-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

It's a new build, so I don't have a before story...

It's a new build, so I don't have a before story to compare to.
01-19-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

I tried two different wheels and flipped the...

I tried two different wheels and flipped the original wheel around and got the same result. The reason I suspect it's the rear wheel was the measurements taken from rim to chain stay were slightly...
01-19-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1361x1815/bikealign1_94eb503cf876c12940593101b4459ca7ba6e93b1.jpg
01-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By byrd48

Alignment

Hi there,

Got a new bike, built the wheels myself, and have started breaking it in and noticed that it seems to dart right then left after taking hands off the bars, so I flipped it upside down...
04-11-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By byrd48

What about it is not ideal?

What about it is not ideal?
04-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By byrd48

1x conversion on 9spd hardtail

Hi,
I have an aluminum Gary Fisher hardtail bike, I'm presuming it's from the 2000's, made in the usa, nice bike. It's a 9 speed with a 175 triple crankset. On my road and touring bikes I run a...
09-01-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By byrd48

Thanks, butted is the better word, not tapered.

Thanks, butted is the better word, not tapered.
09-01-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By byrd48

Are threaded forks tapered inside?

Hi,
I have a big tall dirt drop stem going into a 1 inch threaded fork. I want it to go another inch in, and looking at the inside of the tube, there is at least 2 more inches it could go, but it...
09-01-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,171
Posted By byrd48

+1 on a bigger frame. I am 6 inches shorter and...

+1 on a bigger frame. I am 6 inches shorter and ride a 54 and possibly could go bigger. If you go smaller, you won't be able to get the saddle far enough behind the cranks. I also use a 30 degree...
08-22-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

I made some progress. I found a pair of short...

I made some progress. I found a pair of short reach brakes that still contact the tire when open, but not as much as the mid reach ones I was using. I'll try to find a few more models to test and...
08-21-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

I saw in another thread where someone used campy...

I saw in another thread where someone used campy skeleton brakes with 32s. Looking at them, the arms do seem higher, both are pretty much level with the mounting bolt. It would be a little pricey to...
08-20-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

I posted a video link above

I posted a video link above
08-20-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

The tires are new. In fact it's a new build other...

The tires are new. In fact it's a new build other than the frame. Here is a video
http://https://goo.gl/photos/MKxJ5ngA1ZqFLF82A (https://goo.gl/photos/MKxJ5ngA1ZqFLF82A)
08-20-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

The front most caliper arm hits the top of the...

The front most caliper arm hits the top of the tire on the tread. I'm not too worried about the inconvenience of tire changes, the larger concern is if the cable broke or disconnected while in...
08-20-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By byrd48

Look at the video from dedhed above. It changed...

Look at the video from dedhed above. It changed my life once upon a time.
08-20-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By byrd48

Brake arm hits tire when open

Hi,
I am building up a touring bike from a vintage Miyata 310 frame. I have 32mm tires and Tektro r539 brakes. No problem on the rear, but when the front caliper is open, the right arm goes into the...
05-12-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By byrd48

Would these use the same bb tool as the Shimano...

Would these use the same bb tool as the Shimano un55 do you know?
05-12-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By byrd48

Thanks, do you think one is better than the other?

Thanks, do you think one is better than the other?
05-12-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By byrd48

Sugino bb3 for Dura Ace 7410

Hi,
I just bought a nos Dura Ace 7410 crankset which specifies a 103mm bb. Would a Sugino bb3 work?
Thanks!
Jon
Forum: Texas
04-05-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By byrd48

Thanks, the two sections I was worried about are...

Thanks, the two sections I was worried about are the ones you mentioned. I could probably get someone to follow me over the bridge in BR, but the long section over the swamp has a bridge with no...
Forum: Texas
04-04-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By byrd48

Baton Rouge to Houston Input

Hi,
I'm planning a 4 day ride from Baton Rouge to Houston (north side to Airport). I used RideWithGPS and it gave me the following route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19782329

Last year I...
02-02-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By byrd48

That is encouraging, thanks!

That is encouraging, thanks!
02-01-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By byrd48

I have sanded pads before, but these are not flat...

I have sanded pads before, but these are not flat due to that wedge in the rear. Maybe I will swap the front and rear and see if that helps. These Paul cantis are also different from any that I've...
02-01-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By byrd48

Salmon, thin and long

Salmon, thin and long
Forum: Commuting
02-01-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,534
Posted By byrd48

If you ride regularly, an investment in a hub...

If you ride regularly, an investment in a hub dynamo is well with it, maybe $400 total of you have a custom wheel built. Leave the lights on always like motorcycles are required to do and just forget...
02-01-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By byrd48

Brake squeak

Is there room for one more post about squealing brakes? I got a set of Paul touring cantis that shipped with Kool Stop pads that are maybe 3 inches long, longest I've ever seen, so long that when the...
01-04-17, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,480
Posted By byrd48

I have done maybe 5 centuries, and have found...

I have done maybe 5 centuries, and have found that a stop at Waffle House is key. Seriously, double hashbrowns with onions and jalapenos with a Coke at or around mile 70, and you're good to go! It...
01-04-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,699
Posted By byrd48

Maybe it depends on the grip tape used or the...

Maybe it depends on the grip tape used or the handlebar material. My handlebars are all steel and I've never had a problem removing old tape, but I use Cinelli cork tape. I do tape sections to hold...
12-11-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

Thanks for all the input, I ordered the Michelin...

Thanks for all the input, I ordered the Michelin Protect + today. At 270g, it seemed to be the lightest tire with a bead to bead protection layer. I only ordered one, I'll still have the 4000sii on...
12-09-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

The speed limit there was 65mph, otherwise I...

The speed limit there was 65mph, otherwise I might have. If a police officer had stopped while I was repairing the tire (several did pass, but none stopped), I would have asked them for an escort....
12-08-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

And this is what I was dealing with, no exit for...

And this is what I was dealing with, no exit for 10 miles.. The blowout happened before this section with broken pavement and I did walk for a bit. I do need to write the DOT in Louisiana, this...
12-08-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

Here is a photo of the sidewall tear, you can see...

Here is a photo of the sidewall tear, you can see the tube patch on the inside holding it together. I would assume that if the tear were caused from something external, that it would not have been...
12-08-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

I don't know what it was, it was dark, and...

I don't know what it was, it was dark, and luckily I was 2 blocks from a bike shop, but yes, it was a nickel sized rip in the tread. Also, it didn't blow out so to speak, just hissed for maybe 50...
12-08-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

For the 26 x 2.0 sizes, the Marathon Supreme is /...

For the 26 x 2.0 sizes, the Marathon Supreme is / was a folding tire which mitigated some of the weight, and it didn't have as thick of a tread, and did have the reflective stripe. I guess I was...
12-08-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

I do have a pair of Ultra Sports with about 1300...

I do have a pair of Ultra Sports with about 1300 miles on them and no issues. I replaced them with the 4000 for the stripe and better handling. Perhaps I should just go back to them, I have them...
12-08-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

I have marathon supremes 26 x 2.0 on my mtn bike...

I have marathon supremes 26 x 2.0 on my mtn bike tourer and the only flat I had on those was from a 3 inch nail in the road. They are hard to find in that size though. I'll check out the panaracer...
12-08-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

I can't believe I forgot that part, my reflective...

I can't believe I forgot that part, my reflective strip did the same thing, it came delaminated at the same spot on both sides of the tire and hit the seat stays with each revolution. I had to snip...
12-07-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

I looked at the Gator line also and read similar...

I looked at the Gator line also and read similar reviews about the ride feel. Maybe I should reevaluate the importance of the reflective stripe? Kenda definitely makes good tires, I have them on...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,585,783
Posted By byrd48

I have that same light setup on mine, how did you...

I have that same light setup on mine, how did you curl the wire like a telephone cord? Mine is just taped to the rack.. Great bike!
12-07-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,314
Posted By byrd48

Continental Tire Experience

Hi,
I have had three sets of Continental tires and have had bad experiences with each. The first was Town and Country fat tires on my mtn bike, which got a few flats before I switched to Big...
09-24-16, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By byrd48

Thanks!

Thanks!
09-24-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By byrd48

Thanks, I used the frame tool because I felt like...

Thanks, I used the frame tool because I felt like it would be easier to spread both sides evenly. It seems that the elastic point is beyond the point the tool can move the forks. I certainly could...
09-24-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By byrd48

Spreading Forks

Hi,

My bike has 96mm fork dropouts. I have been using 100mm hubs for a few years with no issues, except for the hassle of having to spread the forks when installing the wheel. I used a dropout...
06-18-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By byrd48

New Veloce crankset vs vintage Record

Hi,
I'm looking at replacing the crankset on my old road bike. Initially I started looking at vintage and NOS Record and Super Record cranksets which run from just over 100 for used to 250 and up...
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