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08-07-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By TiHabanero

When I worked a regular job the commute was 15...

When I worked a regular job the commute was 15 miles each way. I tried several of my bikes on the commute to get a feel for efficiency and found my favorite road bike was also the best commuter. Each...
07-28-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By TiHabanero

Last year in the shop I worked for, one of our...

Last year in the shop I worked for, one of our locations hired a fella that went to Barnett's the year before and then worked in another shop for the season. Unfortunately for that location, the guy...
07-17-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By TiHabanero

The Campagnolo bashing came late in this thread,...

The Campagnolo bashing came late in this thread, I expected it to come about 4 or 5 posts in. Very surprising.

I raced Campagnolo for 10 years, then was given a Nishiki with Suntour Cyclone to...
07-12-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By TiHabanero

I rowed in college and recall the importance of...

I rowed in college and recall the importance of technique being critical to prevent injury to the back and shoulders. Learn correct form first before tackling big distances, heavy work loads or timed...
07-10-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By TiHabanero

Have never been able to fully figure it out, but...

Have never been able to fully figure it out, but have seen it hundreds of times at the shop. Provided the issue is not caused by installation and removal of a pump head, I have found putting...
07-04-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,791
Posted By TiHabanero

JohnDThompson I built my touring bike with 47cm...

JohnDThompson I built my touring bike with 47cm chain. stays along with horizontal drop outs that add another 1cm when the wheel is moved back in the slot. One unexpected outcome is the amount of...
07-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,791
Posted By TiHabanero

Theblackbullet, that is indeed freakishly long,...

Theblackbullet, that is indeed freakishly long, and a freakishly large bike. How tall are you?
07-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By TiHabanero

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at...

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at that time Saturday morning ride encountered the usual placement of the bollards and we all went around them except one who was not paying attention...
07-03-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By TiHabanero

I have installed and set up many MIcroshift...

I have installed and set up many MIcroshift drivetrains and every one of them worked just fine. I have zero long term durability or reliability experience with them, but my guess is they will go the...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By TiHabanero

During the winter of 1975-76 my good friend Pete...

During the winter of 1975-76 my good friend Pete and I planned a trip along the east coast of Lake Michigan. In 1976 we did it. I've been a tourist since then. Pete got lost in life and has not...
07-03-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,873
Posted By TiHabanero

When every one of us on the ride were discussing...

When every one of us on the ride were discussing retirement in a couple of years.
07-03-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By TiHabanero

The whole city turned out for the Tour today!

I have never seen an entire country turn out for a glimpse of the peloton when passing through. The roads were as crowded in this flat stage through Denmark as the crowd that turns out for the climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 514,427
Posted By TiHabanero

That Coppi has to ride like a brick. Sweet...

That Coppi has to ride like a brick. Sweet looking, butt Ouch!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By TiHabanero

Just exactly how much does it flex?? 1mm? 2mm?...

Just exactly how much does it flex?? 1mm? 2mm? Article does not say. Is it simply more marketing BS?
07-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,315
Posted By TiHabanero

I remember having a conversation of disagreement...

I remember having a conversation of disagreement with a rider back in the early 90's. He was instructing us how to pull up on the backstroke and myself along with another guy were disagreeing with...
07-01-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By TiHabanero

As I said to my son yesterday, non-performance...

As I said to my son yesterday, non-performance bikes will retain mechanical shifting and rim brakes for some time to come. Only performance bikes will have electronic shifting due to the cost....
06-28-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 562
Posted By TiHabanero

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there...

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there is no "correct" side to the QR lever on the front. It works the same from either side.
06-26-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By TiHabanero

Was just talking yesterday with a friend of mine...

Was just talking yesterday with a friend of mine who is in the industry. He let me know there is talk of a coming glut next year as the supply chain is filling fast and production of certain models...
06-26-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By TiHabanero

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with...

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with PF. There is no medical cure for it in the form of a pill, and really no need to visit the doc. Lots of advice out on the web that is accurate and...
06-26-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By TiHabanero

Roval CLX wheel convert to XDR driver

As we know certain Roval wheels for road and mountain use the DT Swiss ratchet drive system. I want to convert the Roval CLX 24 from 10 speed to 12 speed and need to know if anyone who has done this...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By TiHabanero

Another well done touring video, Waddo. Will be...

Another well done touring video, Waddo. Will be sure to view it from the rollers with winter!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By TiHabanero

Such a great idea.

Such a great idea.
06-24-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By TiHabanero

Just recently I have become aware of film...

Just recently I have become aware of film editing, and a tip of the hat goes to Henry Smith for the well done editing on this short.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By TiHabanero

After 40 years of running Campy NR or Suntour...

After 40 years of running Campy NR or Suntour Cyclone on my bikes I went for the Campy 11 speed Record when I got my first titanium frame and have experienced bliss ever since. Love the stuff, always...
06-14-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 584
Posted By TiHabanero

During my time selling bikes I warned thousands...

During my time selling bikes I warned thousands of riders to avoid cross-chaining, especially on bikes with triples. I still have the same opinion on cross-chaining with a triple, however my opinion...
06-13-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By TiHabanero

Bike dealers are given a status with the bike...

Bike dealers are given a status with the bike suppliers, much like car dealers, motorcycle dealers, hardware stores, etc. The dealers that are given a "top tier" status get preference in available...
06-13-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,475
Posted By TiHabanero

Perhaps the person is one of those "make a...

Perhaps the person is one of those "make a statement" people. Just cut them some slack and remember to do better yourself. Every crowd will always have a fool in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By TiHabanero

I have changed pad compounds on my motorcycle...

I have changed pad compounds on my motorcycle several times without changing the rotors and have had zero negative side affects. Never heard a rotor change was necessary on motorcycles, have a hard...
06-10-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By TiHabanero

From what I see the cable is routed the same as...

From what I see the cable is routed the same as the way I route them and I have not had any breakage where the OP is getting breakage. It looks like there is some teflon on the cable where it goes...
06-06-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By TiHabanero

I did this conversion two months ago and it works...

I did this conversion two months ago and it works perfectly. Just looking at the bike it is not possible to discern the headtube has been shimmed down to 1". Very elegant solution to an uncomplicated...
06-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By TiHabanero

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20...

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20 mineral spirits to ATF. Works well and provides a very light lubrication. I flood the interior and work the levers until they work free. Sometimes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By TiHabanero

My experience with BOA fasteners is less than...

My experience with BOA fasteners is less than good, and is quite unsatisfactory. My son has had the same experience. Both of us have had to replace the fasteners on our shoes several times. My son...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By TiHabanero

Blackburn also has a stainless cage called...

Blackburn also has a stainless cage called Chicane and are what I use. Have yet to have one fail and they are about half the price of a King Cage. Necessity is the mother of invention, my friend. Try...
Forum: Foo
06-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By TiHabanero

'A vaillant coeur rien d'impossible.

'A vaillant coeur rien d'impossible.
05-31-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By TiHabanero

About 4 years ago I was exposed to DT Swiss hubs,...

About 4 years ago I was exposed to DT Swiss hubs, particularly the 240 and 350 hubs and was immediately sold. The build quality of the hubs is top notch and the design is simply simple and reliable....
Forum: Foo
05-27-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,839
Posted By TiHabanero

Vintage Schwinn, you keep the hits coming!...

Vintage Schwinn, you keep the hits coming! Enjoying your instruction very much as it is opening up another world in guitar for me. Thank you.
05-26-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By TiHabanero

Nope, not unusual at all. I had been working at a...

Nope, not unusual at all. I had been working at a SBC dealer up until last fall and the supplier issue is real, not made up and no one dropped the ball. You are no longer riding a Chevy, you are...
05-24-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By TiHabanero

Lots of drivel in that op-ed. Just can't relate...

Lots of drivel in that op-ed. Just can't relate to it.
05-24-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,110
Posted By TiHabanero

"They are somewhat designed to fail the idea is...

"They are somewhat designed to fail the idea is those break and save your nice derailleur and your frame."

Yes, they are designed to fail in the event of a maladjusted derailleur or a crash. What...
05-22-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,110
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for...

This is my experience as a shop mechanic for several decades. The replaceable Der hangers weaken over time. I don't know exactly why, but they come through often enough out of alignment for me to...
05-20-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had...

Back in the 70's every spring our high school had what was called "mini week" where seniors were able to sign up for activities that were outside of normal classroom work. One of those activities was...
05-15-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By TiHabanero

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can...

I have a few cones in spare parts drawers. Can send to you for cost of shipping. I am in the Midwest.
05-14-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By TiHabanero

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of...

I have installed and worked on lots and lots of disc brakes. The Tektro hydro brakes are better than other low end brakes, however replace the cheap rotors they come with. Use Shimano rotors as they...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the...

Wow, that is nearly automated. I presume the engineer still has the ability to override the decision making of the software, which I assume allows one to create their "signature sound", which in turn...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you...

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away you were a young man...fit and trim and fairly good looking, too! Phase out meaning the big mixing boards are replaced by laptops? I bet it is easier to mix...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to...

Apparently I am not crazy after all. Going to show this to my wife to prove it! Since she is becoming hard of hearing the recordings sound fine to her.

Getting off topic here, BobbyG, how does...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

I have read that thread and it seems more about...

I have read that thread and it seems more about digital vs. analog, which is not what I am discussing here, and really don't care about. The thrust is that it seems the recording levels are...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By TiHabanero

Engineering a record

Been a music buff since a teen and have noticed small differences between recordings as far as the way the music presents itself (I have no other way to describe this). In my house I have 3 very...
05-11-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By TiHabanero

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a...

Smdf4, good that you realize this now. Running a successful co-op is no different than running a successful business.
05-10-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By TiHabanero

Another win for the Zepal HP

At mile 14 had rear tire go soft. Since the leak was slower I pumped up the tire and road another mile to get to the river to change out the tube. The Zefal HP did double duty today in the nicest...
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