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02-11-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By solo

The class description and the sheldonbrown wheel...

The class description and the sheldonbrown wheel building intro (http://sheldonbrown.com/wheels/index.html) both recommend starting with a new (assuming that means unassembled) rim and spokes. I...
02-11-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By solo

Recommendation for buying components for first time wheel build

In two weeks I'll attend a 5 hour (2.5hr on 2 days) wheel building class. The lesson is based on a 3-cross pattern. The wheel will be used on my cyclocross commuter and reliability is more important...
06-29-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By solo

Thanks for the responses. I didn't feel a...

Thanks for the responses. I didn't feel a projection of any sort in the seat tube at the bottom of the internal lug or near the cut out at the top of the post. I wiped the inside of the seat tube...
06-28-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By solo

1999 Bianchi titanium XL seat post diameter

Can anyone tell me the seat post diameter for the bike?
I recently bought it and after unscrewing the collar bolt had to wrestle the post out of the frame. I had to twist it back and forth while...
05-16-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By solo

I did get it out. The cable broke very nearly at...

I did get it out. The cable broke very nearly at the bead end itself. There were just a few strands of the cable left attached to the bead. I got them out of the housing with a pin and there was just...
05-16-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By solo

Yes, I tried to insert another cable through the...

Yes, I tried to insert another cable through the nipple (opposite end) and push the broken length through but the cable inside the brifter didn't move. It may be so frayed that the pushing piece of...
05-16-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By solo

how can I extract a cable bead end from a STI shifter

I have Tiagra shifters on my commuter. The rear derailleur cable went slack and I found the cable had frayed and broken where the housing met the nipple on the shifter. When I shift the lever to the...
12-24-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By solo

Thanks for the information. I'll check the rim...

Thanks for the information. I'll check the rim carefully for cracks and the spokes for nicks or uneven tension. If anything is suspect there will always be other opportunities.
12-23-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,886
Posted By solo

Assessing a wheel after shifting the chain into spokes

A seller has an Easton Orion II wheelset for a great price...for good reason. He says the chain shifted into the spokes but that the wheel was repaired and is true. I don't know how much damage an...
07-06-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By solo

Yes, you can use a mtn derailleur and cassette...

Yes, you can use a mtn derailleur and cassette with road brake shifters. I have a 34 tooth (teeth?) SRAM 970 cassette and XT derailleur on a cyclocross with Tiagra shifters. It's been reliable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,979
Posted By solo

Identify the manufacture year of a Litespeed Classic

I'm trying to identify the year a Litespeed Classic was made. The owner said it's five or six years old but I think it may be a 1999. The Litespeed decal on the down tube and the CLASSIC (upper...
05-21-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By solo

Thanks again.

Thanks again.
05-21-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By solo

need LeMond 2005 Croix de Fer specs

I'm trying to find this information for a 2005 CdF:
1. what was the frame material (853, OX, ...)
2. what were the stock wheels
3. does it have rack eyelets on the stays
4. was that year's 105...
12-30-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By solo

Learning bike maintenance in San Mateo

I've picked up basic skills working from the Park website. I find more involved repairs or upgrades are time consuming because of the adjustments that have to be made after a major component or...
12-26-06, 07:28 PM
12-26-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,218
Posted By solo

Grease or anti-seize compound for bottom bracket?

I'm replacing one sealed cartridge bottom bracket with another (Shimano UN-52 with a BB-6500) in a steel frame shell. Working from the Park website I removed the UN-52. Before installing the new bb...
05-25-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By solo

Thanks for the suggestions. I just noticed a shop...

Thanks for the suggestions. I just noticed a shop on my route on California Dr in Burlingame called Summit Bicycles. I'll have a look there also.
05-24-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By solo

San Mateo or peninsula bike shop recommendation?

Can you recommend a bike shop in San Mateo or the surrounding area (Foster City, Burlingame) that has a knowledgeable mechanic?

I do most of the simple work (servicing brakes or adjusting a...
05-24-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By solo

I use the Take-A-Look attached to my glasses. It...

I use the Take-A-Look attached to my glasses. It doesn't distort sizes and provides a good sized image. It stays in place and has held up through more than four years of weekday commuting.
05-20-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By solo

San Mateo/peninsula bike shop recommendation?

Can you recommend a bike shop in San Mateo or the surrounding area (Foster City, Burlingame) that has a knowledgable mechanic?

I do most of the simple work (servicing brakes or adjusting a...
10-08-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,590
Posted By solo

Points, no, but perhaps extra toes.

Points, no, but perhaps extra toes.
10-08-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By solo

I bought a cyclocross bike with a full Tiagra...

I bought a cyclocross bike with a full Tiagra (i.e. nine speed) drive train with 52/39 chainrings and a 12-25 cassette. I needed lower gearing to peddle a loaded commuter through several canyons on...
10-08-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,590
Posted By solo

I resent that remark...my mother and father were...

I resent that remark...my mother and father were married months before I was born!
09-20-05, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By solo

Oh, don't worry about that...it'll fail, and at...

Oh, don't worry about that...it'll fail, and at the most inconvenient time, too. It's equal tension from the spokes that keeps the wheel true. Several bent spokes along one section will result in a...
09-20-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By solo

Riding on a wheel that has several bent spokes...

Riding on a wheel that has several bent spokes will lead to damaging the rim...it's difficult to believe the wheel turns true in that condition.
I can't picture the chain causing the damage as...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By solo

Shifting your schedule to avoid the congestion is...

Shifting your schedule to avoid the congestion is the only solution that comes to mind. One of the reasons I chose a predawn commute was to avoid that problem. Long term exposure to exhaust fumes is...
09-15-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By solo

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=126090&...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=126090&highlight=%2420+floor+pump

A recent post about floor pump preferences.
09-15-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By solo

The battery and generator lighting alternative

http://www.forbes.com/sciencesandmedicine/2005/09/09/mice-gene-therapies-cx_mh_0912genes.html?partner=yahootix

No more hefty batteries, no more drag from a hub generator. Just line up for genetic...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By solo

I don't have experience with it but the link...

I don't have experience with it but the link opens some 2005 ratings on mtbr.com.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Lights/product_88908.shtml
Forum: Commuting
09-03-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By solo

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subca...

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=1170&sku=13968&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=
The link opens a Lake shoe on sale for $45.

I bought the Lake BX-60 five years ago....
Forum: Commuting
08-28-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,536
Posted By solo

It's safe to assume the advertised run time is...

It's safe to assume the advertised run time is exaggerated.
I have the NiCad version of the Cygo Lite Z-Force HID. It's advertised with a 3 hour run time but has consistently delivered 2.5 hours....
08-27-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By solo

This is the bracket mentioned above.

This is the bracket mentioned above.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-05, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By solo

Have fun with the mod. For other readers, this is...

Have fun with the mod. For other readers, this is a light that already has the output of a car headlight. On my pre-dawn commute I've had oncoming cars flash their headlights (dim your brights) until...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By solo

The Satellite is an entry level road bike...531...

The Satellite is an entry level road bike...531 tubing, Sora 8 speed STI brake/shifter, dual pivot Tektro brakes (typical road design that limits tire width), and basic 32 spoke wheels. Entry level...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By solo

Performance will also match the price from AE...

Performance will also match the price from AE Bike, $209.
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=LT7826

I got the NiCad version and it's been great. Very bright, well focused beam,...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By solo

I use a Topeak trunk bag with their quick track...

I use a Topeak trunk bag with their quick track (QT) rack.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=19014&subcategory_ID=2312
http://topeak.com/products/rack_009.html

The bag is very...
06-04-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By solo

BTW, welcome to the forums. You'll get used to...

BTW, welcome to the forums. You'll get used to seeing replies that have nothing to do with your question.
06-04-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By solo

This webpage shows a Presta valve in the open...

This webpage shows a Presta valve in the open position for adding air:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/flats.html

Some pumps have valves that make it difficult to get a good seal on the tire valve...
06-04-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By solo

Here'sa simple fitting worksheet from Colorado...

Here'sa simple fitting worksheet from Colorado Cyclist:
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/BikeFit/sizing_worksheet.cfm

This page links to many detailed articles if you want to learn more:...
05-30-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By solo

Thanks, I'll try those steps. Mine has...

Thanks, I'll try those steps. Mine has intermittently had the same problem.
05-28-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By solo

I did a quick search of cable versus u-locks and...

I did a quick search of cable versus u-locks and found this:
http://www.mscd.edu/~themet/TheMetropolitan/semesters/fall01/Vol_24_fall01_issue10/news.html

I use the hardlock rapper for my bike. It...
05-28-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By solo

The post covers many opinions about mirrors....

The post covers many opinions about mirrors. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=93393&highlight=mirror

I use the Bike Peddler 'take a look':...
05-23-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By solo

This article explains greasing the freewheel...

This article explains greasing the freewheel before reinstalling the cassette.
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQcogs.shtml

Many newer mtb cassettes have the four largest cogs permanently...
05-20-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By solo

Worry about your jersey after you have basic...

Worry about your jersey after you have basic lighting. For about $30 you can buy LED front and rear lights that will get a driver's attention long before any reflector. There are several threads on...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By solo

I've been having the worst luck with bees,...

I've been having the worst luck with bees, lately. In February I was making a very fast descent on a canyon road when I saw something coming straight at my face. It struck the right cheek bone and...
05-05-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By solo

The rear triangle of the frame is made up of the...

The rear triangle of the frame is made up of the seat tube, the chain stay and the seat stay. If the threaded holes are near the top of the triangle on the seat stays (they slope down from the seat...
03-28-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By solo

0.60 new spoke 8.00 Spin Doctor spoke wrench...

0.60 new spoke
8.00 Spin Doctor spoke wrench set
free Park Tool web site

The bike stand I bought a few years ago came with a simple wheel truing attachment that made replacing my first broken...
03-28-05, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By solo

Here's a collection of links to bike fitting...

Here's a collection of links to bike fitting sites and articles. I haven't seen the Colorado Cyclist site, but did read the Airborne guide which at least seemed objective....
Forum: Commuting
03-26-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By solo

I've been using the Cygo Lite Z Force NiCad HID...

I've been using the Cygo Lite Z Force NiCad HID for a year. It's been reliable and added a lot to my safety and confidence when commuting before sun up. There's also a NiMH version but I chose the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By solo

This is just a quick response to max-a-mill's...

This is just a quick response to max-a-mill's comment about Tiagra STI shifters.

They're last among the Shimano 9 speed shifters, followed by the 8 speed Sora. I bought a Jamis Nova with a full...
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