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09-28-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By michaelm101

WTB SX19 Wheel & Hub Help

I bought a like-new set of takeoffs from a private party (WTB SX19 32H) awhile back to use on a commuter / utility bike. Equipped with a high quality 700x40 tire, I put no more than 150 miles on the...
07-20-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By michaelm101

Thx! I think I'm turned off by the little 26"...

Thx! I think I'm turned off by the little 26" wheels, fine for precise mtbing...and also, my IBOC has 172mm cranks. I use 175s on all my other bikes. I'm looking at the Giant Roam line and they...
07-19-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By michaelm101

Sounds interesting, thank you. I checked it out....

Sounds interesting, thank you. I checked it out. Will this accommodate my brakes?
07-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By michaelm101

Perhaps, it's the suspension fork I'm seeking to...

Perhaps, it's the suspension fork I'm seeking to keep my neck/spine from being rattled... Here' my old IBOC Pro:
...
07-19-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By michaelm101

Ahh, yes, I could use the ol' Iboc, but that...

Ahh, yes, I could use the ol' Iboc, but that would mean I don't acquire another bike...! HELLO.....I've received the GO AHEAD for another bike due to the DOG!!!
07-18-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By michaelm101

Please Help with Used Trail/MTN Bike Choice...

I still own my first MTB, a 1989 Mongoose IBOC Pro and have owned a few others since- However, I don't MTB anymore due to a spinal injury from a car accident.

I AM seeking a mountain bike to haul...
06-25-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By michaelm101

Is There a "Single Power Button" Lighting SYSTEM Available These Days?

Having been hit during the night hours, I typically use two 750 lumen headlights combined with 3 Cygolite Hotshots in the rear.

The rear of my helmet also has a custom mounted Niterider Solas,...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 955
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, I thought the trailer connection would allow...

Yes, I thought the trailer connection would allow the bike to stand, but no. In addition I can't lay the bike down all the way as it stresses the attachment hardware.

Looks like a good excuse for...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 955
Posted By michaelm101

Need Kickstand for Carbon Fiber Touring Bike

I just started hauling my 12 year old pup (10lbs) around in a Burley Tail Wagon (23lbs). It works well with my utility bike which has a kickstand.

I acquired an expensive part to be able to attach...
01-04-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By michaelm101

FRONT Rack Mounted Dog Carrier for 12lb Dog

My dog is 12 LBS which is about max for most standard strap mount front/handlebar carriers.
My bikes are all equipped with rear racks, but I'm very hesitant to put my lil buddy behind me, where I...
04-17-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By michaelm101

I should have reached for the tool that was in...

I should have reached for the tool that was in the drawer! I, too am a musician/teacher and also a tennis pro who has to care for his hands at all costs. I was unable to do either for a few days...
04-16-21, 10:38 AM
04-13-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By michaelm101

2" Rack (2 bikes) Where I Can Still Access Rear SUV "Trunk" Area

Seeking a 2" hitch type rack where I can still access the back "trunk) area via the SUV door. The rear door swings upward.

Thanks in advance!
04-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By michaelm101

Tire Bead Jack Required with Third World Tires

I've objectively discovered in the last decade that all my NOT MADE IN GERMANY (Third World) tires are impossible to get on the rim by hand. Is it me of are others having similar issues? I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By michaelm101

Nice tire. Currently the ONLY reflective...

Nice tire. Currently the ONLY reflective lightweight/race tire available. I called JAX and they said the are completely sold out (all stores and warehouse) of this tire in 700c x 28. The reason for...
04-13-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

BINGO! Antidote: 1 part acetone, 5 parts elbow...

BINGO!
Antidote: 1 part acetone, 5 parts elbow grease
04-13-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. No on WD-40, gonna try acetone. I'm not...

Thx. No on WD-40, gonna try acetone.
I'm not going to use my heat gun and peel off two full rims of this stuff!
04-13-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

What Solvent is the Magic "Antidote" For DT Swiss Adhesive Residue

DT Swiss contacted me and said,"We don't know...We concern ourselves with keeping the decals on the rims..."

GooGone does NOT work. Anybody have the magic solvent?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By michaelm101

The GP5000 reflex is not listed on the Conti...

The GP5000 reflex is not listed on the Conti site:
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https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-5000
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By michaelm101

This particular bike has rim brakes and anything...

This particular bike has rim brakes and anything on the rims will get messed up in short order. Nevertheless, a research study concluded that the human driver becomes more immediately tuned into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By michaelm101

Lightweight Reflective Road Race Tires Needed

A damaged metal grate under 3" of water tore through both my Conti 4000 II reflective tires yesterday and I had to walk the bike home having only one spare tube on hand (rough morning, indeed!).

I...
09-17-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By michaelm101

New Light & Motion Headlight Inferior in Design

I bought the L & M Urban 800 because it featured very bright yellow/amber sidelights The slip on mounting post busted off after very a year or so of light usage.

I have been impressed with the...
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By michaelm101

Their first/initial message told me I could get...

Their first/initial message told me I could get it repaired for around 65.00 and I'd be paying shipping both ways ---Then days later, I got this message that made me happy:Triston (Light & Motion)
...
09-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By michaelm101

Wired Computer Needed For Night Rider

Living in the SoCal, and not being a morning person, I do 99% of my summer rides in darkness. I use relatively high powered Niterider headlights, and Cygolite Hotshots in the rear (the primary reason...
08-31-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I've been eying that Dual 1800, and also the...

Thx. I've been eying that Dual 1800, and also the Micro 850s. I currently own two Lumina 750s. Do you think the micro versions have less run time due to having a smaller battery?
08-31-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By michaelm101

Universal Flashlight/Torch Mount For Broken L & M Headlight

No comment on the L&M customer service...

My L & M Urban 800 mounting piece busted off rendering the light as handheld-only. In other words completely useless for cycling with both hands on the...
08-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,236
Posted By michaelm101

Indeed, upon examination, this bike appears to be...

Indeed, upon examination, this bike appears to be decent quality. I cleaned her up, "unstickied" the shifters, made some adjustments and the bike now operates and rides like new- shifts like a charm...
08-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks all! Yes, it's sharp and can cause injury....

Thanks all! Yes, it's sharp and can cause injury.

I got it on there and it appears to be perfect for the application.
08-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By michaelm101

Topeak Bar Extender Installation on Stem

I just got this and it will fit the bill for mounting on my quill stem in terms of its angle adaptability (mounts on vertical stem with lights mounted on the horizontal bar).

I'm wondering how the...
08-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. I have this on all my non-threaded...

Thanks. I have this on all my non-threaded headset stems. This thread was for the threaded, quill style stem on a tandem I recently acquired.
08-19-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By michaelm101

Anyone Design A Custom Rack Using Tandem Rail?

The tandem I recently acquired came with a SportRack tandem rail that the former owner said was used with a roof rack (photos below)

So, I'm just wondering if anyone has used this type of hardware...
08-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By michaelm101

The cables are routed through a Topeak handlebar...

The cables are routed through a Topeak handlebar bag "quick" attachment accessory.
It looks like the Topeak mount as referenced in this thread will fit the bill!
08-16-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,694
Posted By michaelm101

Did not. Thx. I need to transport just one. I was...

Did not. Thx. I need to transport just one. I was on their website and think their racks are for two or more bikes...
08-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By michaelm101

Yes. I own both L & M and Niteriders. Perhaps,...

Yes. I own both L & M and Niteriders. Perhaps, I'm not being clear in my post. I'm seeking a "post" barrel, or cylinder that will mount around say, the head tube that will allow me to get one of my...
08-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By michaelm101

Headlight Mount That Attaches to a Vertical Tube?

I'm finding that all the light mounts I have are designed for mounting on a horizontal tube. I'm finding wasted space that could be used for lighting on the head tube, some of my longer stems, etc....
08-14-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,694
Posted By michaelm101

Best Auto Hitch Rack for Tandem Bike?

There was a previous (2006) post/thread on this, so I'm thinking there may be more updated options.

Although I was able to carry my newly acquired tandem on a standard trunk mount rack, the wheels...
08-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I woke the next morning and took her for a...

Thx. I woke the next morning and took her for a ride. She shifted through all the gears just like when brand new!
Put the covers back on and thought I was done. Came back hours later and same issue!...
08-12-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. I literally PB BLASTED the insides and...

Thanks. I literally PB BLASTED the insides and angled the shifters to a more level position and let them sit for awhile. In the meantime, I had a cocktail and told myself that my frustration...
08-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By michaelm101

EZ Fire Shifter Not So Easy -- NOT Downshifting

These are on a recently purchased 02 Tandem that probably has less than 100 miles on it. The shifters functioned properly when I test rode, and when I took it out by myself for the first time after...
08-11-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By michaelm101

Please Refer Me to Carbon-fiber Riser / Beach Cruiser Handlebars Maker

Always a timesaver posting here. Can anyone direct me to a vendor that sells carbon fiber riser bars (2"-4") and carbon "beach cruiser" type bars (stoker) so I can cut some weight off of a...
08-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,236
Posted By michaelm101

02 Raleigh SC Tandem for $200 - Good for Newbie

Lifetime cyclist here, with a novice stoker who has issues from her riding past. She's been riding around our quiet neighborhood blocks for over a decade.

Bike crash history: 1) was hit by vehicle...
07-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By michaelm101

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent...

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent me the measurements and the standover will be too high for the stoker (by 2.5"). So,this is a no go!
07-22-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for...

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for flat bars with a 1-3" rise...
07-22-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car...

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car crash injuries, so I plan on converting the front bar to a standard flat bar with slight rise, depending on my fit.This should be easy. It appears to be...
07-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By michaelm101

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00t0t_6whxrwoz7sy_0ci0t2_1200x900_3794916cc649d928fd3bcb3c8aa3046a65f329c2.jpg
This one is listed for 850 OBO. Owner doesn't know too...
07-17-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By michaelm101

Tandem Price/Features vs Std Bike Price/Features? - also Please Suggest...

Lifetime cyclist here and interested in a tandem (road/touring) for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to work out with my stoker, but she’s willing to give it a try…

I realize it’s a niche...
05-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case...

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case in & of itself, with its smart attaching ramp on the back. I need a mount where I simply place my phone, already in a rubberized case onto the mount....
05-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,804
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks everybody! 2 inch it is!

Thanks everybody!

2 inch it is!
05-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,804
Posted By michaelm101

1.25" or 2" Hitch Receiver for Bike Rack?

I'm contemplating the purchase of a platform bike rack for a vehicle. I have no plans on towing any trailers or anything of that nature

In light of this, would you recommend the 1.25 or 2 inch...
05-15-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By michaelm101

Phone Holder/Mount for Phone in already Living in Shock/Rubberized Case

I was thinking it would be an easy search, but of course it was not. Can anyone suggest a solid handlebar mount / holder for my iphone that will be staying in its rubberized shock proof case? I own...
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