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Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Sjtaylor

Twisty Shifters On Touring (Butterfly) Bars

My touring bike has twisty shifters on a butterfly bar. Iíve been having issues with hand discomfort and numbing and the butterfly bar seems to help significantly. The twisty shifters seem to work...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Sjtaylor

I regeared my touring bike tonight. Put an 11/34...

I regeared my touring bike tonight. Put an 11/34 in back and 42/32/22 in front. I discovered the Topeka water bottle cage was interfering with the FD travel. I shortened the chain like the Park Tool...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Sjtaylor

I think the 34 technically puts the gearset...

I think the 34 technically puts the gearset outside the range of my rear derailleur so I may have to keep the 11/32. Since the 22/44 is the same tooth difference as the 26/48 I guess the derailleur...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Sjtaylor

Touring Bike Gearing Change

Iím still learning this stuff so bear with me. I have a touring bike and Iím preparing for my first several day tour with some hills. From my reading and training rides I think I need 18-100 GI range...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Sjtaylor

Need Bike Selection Advice

Weíre talking about an Oregon Coast bike tour. Iím 6í3, 225lbs and just getting back into it after 30 years of not riding. I have two bikes Iím considering for this trip.

One is a Novara Safari XL...
04-17-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sjtaylor

My assessment of the Bianchi road bike I’ve been...

My assessment of the Bianchi road bike I’ve been posting about has changed after talking with the bike shop that originally sold the bike and after realizing I mistakenly thought the bike had a nine...
04-13-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sjtaylor

Thanks. After what you’ve written I’m thinking...

Thanks. After what you’ve written I’m thinking the Bianchi owner may have had a double, was having trouble in our hills and was in the process of converting to a triple. I’m enjoying this little...
04-13-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sjtaylor

I didn’t take the bottom bracket apart. The bike...

I didn’t take the bottom bracket apart. The bike shop owner didn’t have he tools and told me he wouldn’t touch the bottom bracket. It felt too nice. I’m friends with another bike shop guy who I’ve...
04-12-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sjtaylor

I didn’t check if the indexing was correct before...

I didn’t check if the indexing was correct before I disassembled the bike and didn’t notice the mismatch until reassembly. I’m quite new at this stuff.

Not sure how to proceed from here. If the...
04-12-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sjtaylor

Bianchi/Campy help

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Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Sjtaylor

Everything on this bike including the cable...

Everything on this bike including the cable housings are labeled Campy or Bianchi so the front derailleur looks out of place. I can’t post photos yet because I’m too new. I’m going to the nearest...
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Sjtaylor

Bianchi Road Bike

I just acquired a Bianchi road bike. I canít decipher the serial number to get the year but from research I think itís maybe a 1996 or so. The bike is celeste in color and has a Campoine d Italia...
09-23-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Sjtaylor

I’ve experimented with lots of fit adjustments....

I’ve experimented with lots of fit adjustments. The Sequoia is the first non vintage XXL frame I’ve ridden and what I notice most is that the seat is not jacked up so high that the handle bar seems...
09-22-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Sjtaylor

Frame Sizing a Hybrid

Iíve been riding a few different bikes getting back to bike riding after almost 30 years. Iím 6í3Ē, 220lbs with a 36Ē inseam. I was recently gifted a 2007 Sequoia Elite XXL that seems to fit me size...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sjtaylor

I tried to attach a photo but not successful....

I tried to attach a photo but not successful. Still learning the ropes here.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sjtaylor

Barn Find

All original except for maybe the rear reflector. Stored in a shed for probably 25 years. I'm guessing there is probably no collector value here but looks in excellent condition except for some nasty...
08-27-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By Sjtaylor

Hand Numbness

Having hand numbness issues. Trying different things, including moving the stem up, straight bars with bar ends and drop bars. Any suggestions on how to address this?

Thanks.
08-22-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Sjtaylor

I installed the Deore XT fd and the indexing...

I installed the Deore XT fd and the indexing seems right so I’m going to leave it at that. Thanks for the assistance.

I created another problem as I changed cassettes on the same bike. I went from...
08-22-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Sjtaylor

The derailleur is shimano FD-4503 so I guess the...

The derailleur is shimano FD-4503 so I guess the pull ratio is wrong for the mountain bike shifter. I'll try the Deore XT fd tonight.
08-22-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Sjtaylor

I picked up a used Deore XT fd with a clamp...

I picked up a used Deore XT fd with a clamp insert to fit my seat tube. I'll try it this evening.
08-22-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Sjtaylor

The front derailleur is a Shimano Tiagra Triple...

The front derailleur is a Shimano Tiagra Triple and the shifter is Deore. The previous owner modified the Sequoia and I don’t have the replaced parts.

I last rode in the 80s and my last bike was...
08-21-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Sjtaylor

Front Derailleur Shifting Problem

I was gifted a 2007 Specialized Sequoia Elite in lightly used but poorly stored condition. Everything seems to be original except the original drop bars were removed and replaced with a comfort...
08-12-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Sjtaylor

1980 Bridgestone road bike model

I just purchased a 27Ē Bridgestone road bike and Im wondering what model it might be. From the serial number and a little researching Iíve learned itís probably a 1980. The decals are intact but no...
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