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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...
07-03-22, 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, 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...
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, 01:06 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...
06-24-22, 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...
06-04-22, 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...
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.
05-22-22, 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...
05-14-22, 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...
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...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By TiHabanero

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the...

Mtnbud, I applaud your ability to simply put the career behind you and call it done. My wife along with my brother's wife are calling it quits in three years.They both say they have a little more to...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By TiHabanero

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier...

Wish life were all about me, it would be easier that way. Again, when you meet up with a teacher make sure to give them a special thank you as they do deserve it! Word of the day is "Be kind to each...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By TiHabanero

A day in the life of a school teacher

Yesterday was a typical day at a well respected school building in a well respected school district. Champion football, soccer, baseball, etc. A mix of rural and the encroaching wealthy.

As usual...
05-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By TiHabanero

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring...

I agree with Rene Here. Use a steel bolt to bring into spec, then replace with the ti bolt. Precautionary measure to avoid breaking a ti bolt in the spindle. Makes sense to me as removing a broken ti...
05-02-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By TiHabanero

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road...

I switched from Look pedals to Shimano road pedals 3 years ago and am using the original cleats the pedals came with. Looking at them shows no real significant wear. I don't walk around in them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,520
Posted By TiHabanero

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go...
04-29-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By TiHabanero

The shop I worked for during that time period was...

The shop I worked for during that time period was a fair sized Miyata dealer, one that was consistently a Miyata dealer of the year winner. Every year we sold a handful of the Ridge Runners. They...
04-28-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,370
Posted By TiHabanero

The last time I sold indexed shifters I...

The last time I sold indexed shifters I demonstrated to the purchaser that they did indeed function properly. I did this by leaving a shift cable in the shifter and applying gentle tension to the...
04-18-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By TiHabanero

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson...

Bald Paul, it is better now to learn the lesson than later after another one, two, three...etc. failures. Just ain't in the cards for you anymore.
04-16-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By TiHabanero

Yep, Ironfish653 has it right. Not odd at all,...

Yep, Ironfish653 has it right. Not odd at all, simply makes sense as a dealer has no idea how long a bike will sit on the floor or in back stock assembled and ready to go. In the rustbelt we assemble...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately the destination does little to...

Unfortunately the destination does little to satisfy the journey. The journey itself makes the destination meaning. Making the anything cages just made sense to me, it became part of the journey. I...
Forum: Touring
04-14-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By TiHabanero

The fork has a single mounting point brazed on,...

The fork has a single mounting point brazed on, and the lower mount is one of those SKS strap-on things. The top mounting bolt will carry the bulk of the weight, the lower one is simply to stabilize...
04-14-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By TiHabanero

Great bike! Rides like a magic carpet. Keep it...

Great bike! Rides like a magic carpet. Keep it fun!
04-13-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By TiHabanero

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have...

Been working in bike shops since 1981 and have assembled thousands of bicycles of all types. Some are easier than others. Back in the beginning it was a solid hour + to assemble a bike correctly....
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By TiHabanero

The rack is made from some scrap 6" PVC pipe. The...

The rack is made from some scrap 6" PVC pipe. The bag support on the bottom is a 3" u-bolt. Keep in mind the rack simply performs the task of keeping the bag out of the wheel and supporting the bag...
04-09-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,827
Posted By TiHabanero

Through the late 70's and into 92 our shop...

Through the late 70's and into 92 our shop sponsored two rides a summer. We had exceptional turnout, upwards of 200 riders every time. Entry fee was $10 in the beginning to cover cost of insurance...
Forum: Foo
04-09-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,282
Posted By TiHabanero

50 years ago my dad'd income was in the upper...

50 years ago my dad'd income was in the upper middle class, he also had 8 children to support. He bought a used house well below what he was approved for, drove 10 year old used cars, mom stayed at...
04-04-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By TiHabanero

Been riding since 1971 and have owned and...

Been riding since 1971 and have owned and serviced every conceivable hub configuration out there as I have worked in several bike shops from CA to MI. Without question, cartridge hubs are the lowest...
04-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By TiHabanero

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20...

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20 years that the simple act of riding a bicycle brings more pleasure and long term benefit than always pushing the pace. In a hurry to go nowhere makes...
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By TiHabanero

Long ago in 1977 a group of us from school rode...

Long ago in 1977 a group of us from school rode it north to south. Very memorable. At that time us kids had long hair, cut off jeans and no shirts. Made for some excitement with the locals! Gotta say...
03-31-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,282
Posted By TiHabanero

Veganbikes, that is a very well worded statement...

Veganbikes, that is a very well worded statement and as a veteran of 40 years in the bike biz, it is appreciated. There certainly are a bunch of folks who don't know squat about the business end of...
Forum: Foo
03-30-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,839
Posted By TiHabanero

Canklecat, I suck as a guitar player, seriously...

Canklecat, I suck as a guitar player, seriously suck at it, however I enjoy making awful sounds! LOL. I got to a point in my twenties to where I was comfortable enough to play rhythm with other...
03-30-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,282
Posted By TiHabanero

"The days of row after row of new cars are...

"The days of row after row of new cars are probably over."

I had that same thought earlier this year, however I am seeing a return to requesting test drives before buying, and wanting the vehicle...
03-29-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By TiHabanero

My brother did week long camping tours on his...

My brother did week long camping tours on his 1979 Professional. He used Blackburn drop out adapters for the rear rack. He reported that it worked just fine and with the correct gearing he would take...
03-26-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By TiHabanero

For over 20 years I led a no drop ride on...

For over 20 years I led a no drop ride on Saturdays. The gotta go faster guys blew off the front never to be seen again, whiie the rest of us enjoyed each other's company, and fortunately for me...
Forum: Foo
03-26-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,839
Posted By TiHabanero

Today's Cheap Guitars Are Nice!

Just recently replaced my old faithful cheap guitar friend with an Ibanez AC240. The old friend I picked up in Bankok in 1980 and has been through some real abusive situations. Finally the neck is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,984
Posted By TiHabanero

No doubt the latex tubes are lighter by a...

No doubt the latex tubes are lighter by a significant amount for a tube, and the data shows they produce a faster wheel, however in our testing on aa 15 mile known time trial course with riders that...
03-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,884
Posted By TiHabanero

I worked in a bike shop from 1982 to September...

I worked in a bike shop from 1982 to September 2021 and consistent between all the shops I worked in Monday, Friday and Saturday were the biggest dollar days with bike sales at the head of the...
03-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,208
Posted By TiHabanero

Providing an update here. Journaling is very...

Providing an update here. Journaling is very productive for me. I found a strange podcast on journaling a few days back and it really set me on the right path to getting the most out of it. I start...
03-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By TiHabanero

For the past 3 years I have been running 10 speed...

For the past 3 years I have been running 10 speed rings on an old Superbe Pro crankset using an 11 speed chain. The shift system is Campagnolo and it works just fine. I also have one bike with a...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,507
Posted By TiHabanero

I have been struggling with the same thing. I'd...

I have been struggling with the same thing. I'd like to go without cooking gear, however the expense of eating at restaurants is a big deterrent.
03-16-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,884
Posted By TiHabanero

Just how long does one believe a bike shop can...

Just how long does one believe a bike shop can function on bike sales revenue that is 50 or 25% less than normal? If mark up on a bike is 30% that means it is now 15% or less. It also means that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,581
Posted By TiHabanero

Mark is a superb individual and an upstanding...

Mark is a superb individual and an upstanding businessman. I have had two new Habbys over the years, and promote them whenever I can.
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