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01-17-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By The_Mickstar

Will a Park Tool TS-2.2 fit a 29+ wheel with tire?

Will a Park Tool TS-2.2 truing stand fit a 29+ with the tire installed?
Forum: Touring
10-26-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By The_Mickstar

Relevate Harness with canti brakes?

I would like to start using my Trek Crockett for bikepacking, and am in need of a handlebar system for carrying my sleep system. It has drop bars and canti brakes. I like the looks of the Relevate...
10-12-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By The_Mickstar

2x11 MTB gearing with road levers & hydraulic brakes?

I'm helping a friend build up a new Salsa Fargo Ti in anticipation of doing Tour Divide in a few years.

Ideally, she would like 2x11 MTB gearing (with MTB derailleurs) and dual control levers...
Forum: Touring
10-12-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By The_Mickstar

Groupset help needed: Drop bar, 2x11 (wide range), hydraulic disc, BOOST

I'm helping a friend build up a new Salsa Fargo Ti in anticipation of doing Tour Divide in a few years.

Ideally, she would like 2x11 MTB gearing (with MTB rear derailleur) and dual control...
04-02-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By The_Mickstar

Carbon steerer expansion plug - Should it support the stem clamping area?

I've read conflicting reports. Some say the expansion plug is ONLY for setting the headset bearing preload. Others say it is also required to support the steerer tube under the stem clamp.

If...
03-31-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 47,620
Posted By The_Mickstar

Very nice. I'm building up an 853 in a similar...

Very nice. I'm building up an 853 in a similar vain as we speak.
03-18-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks, guys. I'm looking at the Nature Boy 853...

Thanks, guys. I'm looking at the Nature Boy 853 which has 135mm rear spacing and plan to use a Chris King SS rear hub, so getting the chainline right shouldn't be too big of an issue. At this...
03-16-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By The_Mickstar

Can I use MTB crankset in a 68mm English threaded shell?

I'm building up an All City Nature Boy as a SS gravel race bike. It has a 68mm English threaded bottom bracket.

I'd like to use 180mm cranks (since I'm fairly tall and like the extra leverage...
12-09-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By The_Mickstar

Chain tensioners - Paul Melvin vs Rohloff

I'd like to convert my Trek Crockett to SS. It has vertical dropouts and uses a goofy Press-Fit BB standard, so an EBB is not an option. And, I prefer to use an elliptical front ring (Wolftooth)...
11-15-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,611
Posted By The_Mickstar

For those keeping score, on my particular frame...

For those keeping score, on my particular frame (2014 Trek Crockett), I was able to get my Ultegra SS (short cage) rear derailleur to clear a 32T cassette cog with just a tweak of the B-screw. And,...
11-04-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,611
Posted By The_Mickstar

I found this... ...

I found this... http://si.shimano.com/php/download.php?file=pdf/ev/EV-RD-6800-3608A.pdf ...which seems to indicate that the only difference between the SS & GS derailleurs is the cage. If that's...
11-04-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,611
Posted By The_Mickstar

Ultegra 6800 SS (Short Cage) RD with 11-32 cassette?

My gravel bike currently has an Ultegra 6800 2x11 drivetrain with 46/36 chainring, 11-28 cassette and short cage derailleur. I need to replace my big ring, and am considering just switching to 1x11...
12-06-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By The_Mickstar

Shimano 11sp groupset compatibility...

My gravel bike currently has a Shimano Ultegra 6800 11sp drivetrain, including an RD-6800 SS (short cage) rear derailleur & CS-6800 11-28 cassette.

I've got a few really hilly gravel races...
01-02-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks. I added one more option, which I had...

Thanks. I added one more option, which I had forgotten about.
01-02-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By The_Mickstar

Given these tire options...

My new Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro should be arriving tomorrow. It comes stock with Bontrager Race Lite Tubeless Ready wheels and Bontrager 29-1 Team Issue 29x2.20 tires. I plan to run tubeless with...
12-26-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,250
Posted By The_Mickstar

Which is the better value (comparing components)?

I'm trying to compare the Trek Superfly 8 to the Superfly 7.


The big differences are that the Superfly 8 has...

Fork: Fox Evolution Series 32 Float w/ CTD, 15QR

Crank: Shimano SLX
...
Forum: Triathlon
01-23-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By The_Mickstar

I have had a set of Kreitlers with 2.25" drums...

I have had a set of Kreitlers with 2.25" drums since 2006. I do all of my indoor riding on them. (Which is a LOT since I have to deal with Midwest Winters and don't typically get outside during the...
Forum: Triathlon
09-09-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By The_Mickstar

See that 9yo swim club girl in the next lane that...

See that 9yo swim club girl in the next lane that keeps lapping you? Do you really believe she has more upper body strength than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By The_Mickstar

Get yourself a Tyvek envelope and you can make...

Get yourself a Tyvek envelope and you can make all the emergency tire boots you'll ever need. Tyvek is much stronger than a paper bill and weighs nothing.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,472
Posted By The_Mickstar

With all of these upgrades, you must have found...

With all of these upgrades, you must have found some sucker to pay top dollar for your CAAD!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By The_Mickstar

CAAD8+ sizing help needed...

While I've been cycling for ~10yrs now, I've never owned a road bike or had a road bike fitting. So, my experience in the road riding/racing position is lacking. My experience is mainly with TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By The_Mickstar

Favorite sub-$100 road helmet?

I need a new lid, but don't want to spend a lot. Looking for something low-profile. Any recommendations?

I was looking at the Giro Stylus, but it looks like there are some complaints about the...
Forum: BMX
04-22-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By The_Mickstar

Looking for pegs for 14mm axles...

...for my son's bike. Prefer something strong (CrMo?), but not too expensive. What do you recommend?

Thanks.

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By The_Mickstar

Yes. It does. But, how, specifically, do I copy...

Yes. It does. But, how, specifically, do I copy the tcx/gpx files from my 310?

I haven't looked. Does my 310 just show up like a flash drive on My Computer, so I would copy the files that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By The_Mickstar

The .tcx files that you're talking about the ANT+...

The .tcx files that you're talking about the ANT+ Agent storing on my PC are individual workout files, correct?

I can Export my Garmin History from Training Center. But, that only creates one...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By The_Mickstar

How do I get workout files from my Garmin 310XT into RaceDay software (Windows Vista)

I can get the data from my 310XT into Garmin Training Center (and Garmin Connect). But, I can not figure out how to get the files into RaceDay.

Any help?

Steve
Forum: Triathlon
08-07-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By The_Mickstar

And I hate to break it to you, but you won't run...

And I hate to break it to you, but you won't run a 16:15 5K off the bike if you can only manage a 16:01 in an open road race.
11-12-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks, guys. Are all of these the same,...

Thanks, guys.

Are all of these the same, or do I need to look for anything special as far as 10sp vs 9sp vs...?

I'll be running a 3/32" 6/7/8sp chain.

Steve
11-12-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By The_Mickstar

need pulley wheels for 1973-ish Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Does anyone know where I can find suitable replacements? (They don't have to be Campy. Whatever works will be fine. 10-tooth.)

Thanks.

Steve
11-12-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By The_Mickstar

Two things... 1. You should be using a...

Two things...

1. You should be using a ferrule on the end of your housing.

and, more importantly,

2. I believe those levers have a cable stop that is supposed to go into the hole that the...
11-11-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By The_Mickstar

chain length when using rear derailleur as chain tensioner on single-speed...

I want to run fairly wide tires on my road bike single-speed conversion. Unfortunately, this means that I have to run the axle pretty much all the way to the back of the forward-facing dropouts for...
11-11-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By The_Mickstar

chain length when using rear derailleur as chain tensioner on single-speed...

I want to run fairly wide tires on my road bike single-speed conversion. Unfortunately, this means that I have to run the axle pretty much all the way to the back of the forward-facing dropouts for...
11-06-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By The_Mickstar

seatpost minimum insertion...?

The stock Campagnolo 27.2 alloy seatpost on my 1973 (or '74) Raleigh Professional is not marked for minimum insertion. Is there a general rule or way of figuring it out?

Thanks.

Steve
10-31-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

No problem. As soon as I get all of the pieces...

No problem. As soon as I get all of the pieces together (tires, tubes, rim tape, chain, cables, etc.) and get it put back together, I'll post them in their own thread.

Steve
10-30-08, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

I've exchanged a couple of e-mails with Tom from...

I've exchanged a couple of e-mails with Tom from Harris Cyclery, and he suggested not using any spacer behind the freewheel due to risk of stripping the threads on the hub when climbing. (Not that...
10-30-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

Agreed. That is another reason why I'd like to...

Agreed. That is another reason why I'd like to avoid doing so. But, a new wheelset isn't in the budget, so...


You guys will hate me for this, but... I really had no idea what I was getting...
10-30-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks. Was the grinding because the...

Thanks.

Was the grinding because the insert was too long, or because the inside diameter of the bar was different (less) after being trimmed?

Steve
10-30-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

I knew I'd get that if I posted my question in...

I knew I'd get that if I posted my question in this forum... :o

Truth be told, though, I did put a lot of elbow grease into this bike and it's components and saved it from a near-certain,...
10-30-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

Single freewheel. I am aware that they...

Single freewheel.

I am aware that they make chainring spacers (up to 3mm) that I could use to move the chainring in a bit (frame clearance allowing, of course). But, I wasn't aware that you...
10-30-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By The_Mickstar

respacing axle & redishing old (1973) wheel - risky?

This is a cross-post from the Mechanics Forum. Seems like this crown would probably have some experience wtih this type issue, as well.


I picked up a 1973 (or '74) Raleigh Professional that I...
10-30-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By The_Mickstar

respacing axle & redishing old (1973) wheel - risky?

I picked up a 1973 (or '74) Raleigh Professional that I am converting into a single-speed for easier maintenance. The only real snag I've run into is that the chainline is off ~1cm (freewheel ~1cm...
10-30-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By The_Mickstar

Has anyone trimmed the upturns on their Urban Pursuits?

Curious if anyone using the Some Urban Pursuit bars has trimmed the upturns to cut down some of the (too long, IMO) length?

If so, could you post pics of the results?

Any problem getting your...
10-29-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 37,854
Posted By The_Mickstar

From the website... The fork crown is...

From the website...

The fork crown is drilled for a brake for occasional use on the road, but this can be omitted and even closer wheel clearance can be had upon request.

Steve
10-28-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By The_Mickstar

What cable clamps are those (on your top tube)? ...

What cable clamps are those (on your top tube)?

Steve
10-27-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By The_Mickstar

chainline - Is it more of an "issue" for FG than SS?

I'm converting a 1973 Raleigh Professional to single speed. Everything but the tires/tubes, brake pads, cables, saddle, bars, brake levers and rear gear will be original - including the 27"x1.25"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,571
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks, guys. The cleaning aspect is...

Thanks, guys.

The cleaning aspect is specifically why I asked about it (since I'm getting white). I have the regular Microtex on my tri bike, and, you're right, it's actually pretty easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,571
Posted By The_Mickstar

Thanks. I'm probably going to go with white. ...

Thanks. I'm probably going to go with white. So, maybe I better stick to the regular variety. (Sounds like the Soft Touch kind would be more difficult to keep clean.)

Steve
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,571
Posted By The_Mickstar

Fizik bar tape - What's the difference in the "Soft Touch" variety?

I see that the Fizik Chalk White tape I'm planning on getting comes in the regular version and a "Soft Touch" version. Does anyone know what the difference is?

Steve
10-22-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By The_Mickstar

Mid-70's vintage Campagnolo toptube cable guides...?

Does anyone know of a source for these? (I need 3.)

And, since I have your attention...

Does anyone know of a source for the same vintage Campagnolo screw-in crank bolt covers? (I need 1.)
...
10-21-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By The_Mickstar

inexpensive polished alloy bullhorns?

Does anyone know a source for inexpensive, polished alloy (ie. silver) bullhorns?

I was thinking about chopping & flipping the road bars that came on the roadie conversion I'm building up. But, I...
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