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Forum: Foo
12-25-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I go to local swaps once or twice a year. I was...

I go to local swaps once or twice a year. I was looking for online places.

I'll check out the mentioned BF threads. Thanks.
Forum: Foo
12-13-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Parts trading?

Hello all. Id prefer to trade rather than buy common parts at this point. Where is a reliable and ethical place to trade? IE all the users are vetted and solid market controls are in place to flush...
05-28-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I need to replace my chainrings ... 9 speed from 2010

Hello all. Here is my situation. I have a set of 46/36t 110bcd FSA chainrings that I've been using since 2010. They are to the point that they need to be replaced. I know my chain is a 9 speed chain...
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,800
Posted By alfred mcdougal

A long time ago I heard this argument and have...

A long time ago I heard this argument and have stuck with it ever since:

- If you know your feet will remain on the pedal a lot, use clipless. Reason - more efficient
- If you know you will get...
Forum: Touring
01-07-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I haven't used my idea yet... but you asked. ...

I haven't used my idea yet... but you asked.

AA batteries are common. You can find them anywhere in the USA, including backwater small towns. Since they are stored almost everywhere, you don't...
01-05-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By alfred mcdougal

The only thought I have about the matter is 10...

The only thought I have about the matter is 10 speed sprockets are slightly thinner than 9 speed sprockets. To the best of my knowledge, that's the case. I suppose that means it might be advantageous...
01-05-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By alfred mcdougal

9 speed rear, triple front, FSA claims only 10 speed cassette can be used?

Hello all... It's been a long time.

I'd like to swap out my current double chainring set-up, which is a FSA 46t/36t, with a FSA triple 42t/32t/24t. I have a Shimano XT M770 9-Speed Cassette and...
08-29-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By alfred mcdougal

This post hits high on a google search. Good....

This post hits high on a google search. Good. People need to know about these fenders.

After 2 years and 4 months of heavy use these fenders have held up well. They are in great shape.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

This thread brings back memories. I still have my...

This thread brings back memories. I still have my Double Cross DC. It was my go-to commuter for 2 years. Overall, it's a solid performer.

As for the seatpost slipping issue... At the time, I...
03-06-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,672
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Thank you for all the replies. Grease seems to be...

Thank you for all the replies. Grease seems to be grease.
03-05-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,672
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Hub maintenance... What type of grease?

I need to clean out my hubs and re-grease them. I know nothing about grease or the preferable chemical properties of specific types of grease. Is there a preferable type of grease for hub maintenance...
05-10-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I wanted to let the community know what I did so...

I wanted to let the community know what I did so urban riders know what they are getting with these fenders besides a lot of wheel coverage (everything comes at a cost to something else), which you...
04-19-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By alfred mcdougal

The SKS Lonboards are the longest on the market....

The SKS Lonboards are the longest on the market. Take a look ( http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/sks-longboard-fenders/27-014) how close they are to the road. You'll see why I wrote what I wrote.
04-19-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Yes they do. I need to know what kind of tool can...

Yes they do. I need to know what kind of tool can precisely cut through that metal strip. How thick is it? Anyone know?

I've cut and shaped planet bike Cascadias before, no problem. SKS uses...
04-19-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By alfred mcdougal

SKS Longboard Fenders

I installed SKS Longboard fenders on my long distance bike that I use for camping trips and whatnot. This post is about the front fender because the rear fender isn't an issue.

I suppose the front...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By alfred mcdougal

SKS Longboard Fenders

I installed SKS Longboard fenders on my long distance bike that I use for camping trips and whatnot. This post is about the front fender because the rear fender isn't an issue.

I suppose the front...
05-07-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,222
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Positives: -All metal -Few moving parts ...

Positives:

-All metal
-Few moving parts
-Located by your hands on the bar
-Inexpensive

Negatives:

-Easy to bump into when standing up, you have to be conscious of their presence (I'm...
05-05-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By alfred mcdougal

How much is your health and well being worth to...

How much is your health and well being worth to you? Me? Priceless.

If you have orthopedic problems, stop trying to save a dime and find a custom builder who can design you a frame to fit your...
05-05-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,651
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Anyone else?

Anyone else?
05-04-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,651
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I'd like to reiterate that this fork is very...

I'd like to reiterate that this fork is very nice, it's designed to last. I'm not excessively concerned about this situation, but the manufacturer said what they said, so I believe it warranted an...
05-04-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,651
Posted By alfred mcdougal

It's up.

It's up.
05-04-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,651
Posted By alfred mcdougal

more headset spacers... risks

I'm in the process of assembling a touring bike. I need to better understand the risks of using ~5cm worth of headset spacers in-between the stem and headset.

Facts:

Frame (head tube) = Gunnar...
05-04-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,846
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Dimension makes a steerer tube extender.

Dimension makes a steerer tube extender.
Forum: Touring
03-22-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,093
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I don't see how anyone could haul 40lbs of weight...

I don't see how anyone could haul 40lbs of weight up hills, deal with head winds, or deal with off road conditions for prolonged periods of time while utilizing road bike gearing ratios.

52 tooth...
Forum: Touring
03-13-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I chuckled when I read this line. I have this...

I chuckled when I read this line. I have this picture in my head:

~~~One stops riding for a while, choosing to eat at a restaurant while paying with a CC instead of stopping by a forge of trees...
Forum: Touring
03-13-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Believe me, I'd prefer to go with Phil Wood hubs,...

Believe me, I'd prefer to go with Phil Wood hubs, but I can't afford it. A lot of my budget got eaten up in the custom frame. Cuts need to be made somewhere.
Forum: Touring
03-12-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Wheels?

How many of you use either Shimano XT or XTR 36 hole hubs integrated into your touring wheels? How much weight are your wheels typically carrying? Do they flex a lot under load?

I'm thinking of...
12-31-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By alfred mcdougal

This is true. When I was researching the Mr....

This is true. When I was researching the Mr. Whirly crankset I called King and they pointed this out. It's a known issue in the industry. I am running a single speed, so this issue doesn't matter. If...
Forum: Touring
10-20-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,371
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Counterfeit? Possibly. The retailer I bought from...

Counterfeit? Possibly. The retailer I bought from is a physical shop and they have a reputation. I have no idea who they buy from, I would guess a distributer. Their product description picture was...
Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,371
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Another aspect of these tires that I noticed was...

Another aspect of these tires that I noticed was their stiffness. Pliability plays its roll while mounting a tire on a rim. These Marathon Plusses don't flex enough for a proper install.
Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,371
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I just got a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Pluses. It...

I just got a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Pluses. It took me an hour to get one tire onto my rim. As I started to inflate the tube, the bead came out and the tube popped. The Conti 'City Rides' I was...
09-25-09, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By alfred mcdougal

More info The hub: Shimano STX RC model...

More info

The hub: Shimano STX RC model FH-MC33. I believe this is a 7 speed hub manufactured around 1994-95. At least, that is what the mechanic claimed.
09-25-09, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Why? Specific details please. I went to a...

Why? Specific details please.

I went to a LBS for sound advice and the LBS mechanic's advice is contrary to yours... which was: "An 8 speed SRAM chain will work fine with a 9 speed derailleur."...
09-24-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Yes, I learned that some frames are imperfect....

Yes, I learned that some frames are imperfect. Unfortunately I got one of the imperfect ones. My frame was assembled by humans, not robots, so I guess imperfections are to be expected. The slight...
09-24-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By alfred mcdougal

What kind of index shifters will work?

I have a Shimano RD-M531-S 9 speed rear derailleur and Shimano CS-HG70 7 speed cassette. What index shifters will work with this combination?
09-08-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Surly Mr. Whirly cranks

Hello everyone,

I am currently running a Surly Mr. Whirly crankset as a single speed. The frame is a Soma Double Cross DC, a cyclocross frame. I need to check my math, or the install, because...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,258
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Thank you for all the replies. Yes, I have...

Thank you for all the replies.

Yes, I have Zinn's site bookmarked. If I built a bike I would consider spending $400.00+ on cranks, but I am not.

I have thought about clearance issues. I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,258
Posted By alfred mcdougal

190mm - 195mm cranks

Hello all. I'm 6'4" tall and ride Sugino XD2 175mm cranks. I like the Q factor on these cranks. These cranks work, but I'd like to try longer cranks. According to several measurements I have taken...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I can't use a shim, the fit is too tight. I can't...

I can't use a shim, the fit is too tight. I can't increase torque or I will bend the seatpost.

Now what do I do? Should I send it back and have SOMA cut off the eyelets, file the area down so it...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I'm done building the bike. I can't say if the...

I'm done building the bike. I can't say if the following issue is specific to the Double Cross DC frame I received from SOMA, I weight to much, or this is a design flaw.

My seatpost keeps...
06-17-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By alfred mcdougal

When I looked at the bearings, I was too hasty....

When I looked at the bearings, I was too hasty. The bearings are identical. So scratch what I claimed previously. The rubbing is occurring on the steerer tube as it contacts the walls of the bottom...
06-16-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By alfred mcdougal

The S-8 does in fact utilize 2 different...

The S-8 does in fact utilize 2 different bearings. I can't say for sure which one goes in the top cup and bottom cup because according to the operation manual both bearings are the same. I know the...
06-15-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By alfred mcdougal

The mechanic said he won't look at the headset...

The mechanic said he won't look at the headset until my build is complete and I have ridden the bike a few times. I'm not sure why this matters. I know he did not ream or face the fork's crown or...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I use a Chrome "Backbone." I have never rode in...

I use a Chrome "Backbone." I have never rode in moderate to heavy rain, so I can't confirm that it will shed water in those conditions. I do and will ride in drizzle and light rains. Water has never...
06-11-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Headset friction

I had a mechanic at a local bike shop install a Cane Creek S-8 headset onto my frame, which is brand new. From what I can tell, the head tube is fine, absolutely no dents. Also, from what I could/can...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Did the OP get this particular frame?

Did the OP get this particular frame?
Forum: Commuting
05-30-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,376
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Same here. My city commuting "mountain bike" is...

Same here. My city commuting "mountain bike" is essentially a 4 speed that can go down stairs, through parks, and through ditches. I rarely use the 42 or 22 rings or the lowest and highest cogs....
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

I just got my pair in the mail today. They look...

I just got my pair in the mail today. They look nice. Hopefully the ride nice.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry for the...

Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,349
Posted By alfred mcdougal

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