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02-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By estasnyc

Nobody really knows how this will truly end....

Nobody really knows how this will truly end. Given how distributed Bike Forums members are, my best guess will be that at least, in a year's time, we will know somebody here who will personally know...
02-15-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,487
Posted By estasnyc

Count me among those who received one of these...

Count me among those who received one of these spam emails.

Did anybody else notice that the sender's email address was "bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com"?

What makes this really devious is that...
02-01-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,853
Posted By estasnyc

Will your master mechanic training include lacing...

Will your master mechanic training include lacing and building wheels?

Can one mount a 700c (622mm) rear wheel on this bike, instead of a 27" (630mm), and still be able to adjust the cantilever...
10-28-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,803
Posted By estasnyc

Not yet. I demand having the last word. ...

Not yet. I demand having the last word.

Reading about how solvents may still evaporate through even tightly sealed containers made me think about why my old bottle of Slime Rubber Cement wasn't...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By estasnyc

I'm surprised that more people here haven't...

I'm surprised that more people here haven't chimed in on this.

This makes using Amtrak to get the GAP and the C & O Canal more convenient for those of us coming out of NYC and Philly.

Go...
09-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,206
Posted By estasnyc

Just an update. I found my niece a 15" Trek...

Just an update. I found my niece a 15" Trek Multitrack 720.

There are several numeric and alphanumeric codes on the bottom bracket shell. The alphanumeric code that appears to be the serial number...
09-08-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,206
Posted By estasnyc

Thanks for the advice, I now have a list off bike...

Thanks for the advice, I now have a list off bike models I can keep an eye out for.

Meanwhile, my niece and I have been texting back and forth. I've been getting a better idea of what she wants.
...
09-07-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,206
Posted By estasnyc

One motivation is that when she saw an 80's Soma...

One motivation is that when she saw an 80's Soma Prestige road bike I built up for a friend, drop bars and all, she wanted it. I found the 52cm frame in the trash, a real "Saved from the Dump"...
09-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,206
Posted By estasnyc

Finding a Good Candidate MTB For a Drop Bar Conversion?

I'll be looking, most likely on Craig's List, to find a commuter bike for my niece and can use advice. I'm looking for something in the 46-to-48cm seat tube range or, more precisely, what would be in...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By estasnyc

Here's a fun fact to know: Once given a ticket,...

Here's a fun fact to know: Once given a ticket, you'll have to go to a hearing before a judge no matter what. You can't mail in a guilty plea and also just mail in the fine.

I can't recall the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,103
Posted By estasnyc

I have no meaningful advice to offer but do have...

I have no meaningful advice to offer but do have a question I've pondered: How viable might a folding bike be for something like this?

These are essentially small bikes intended for full-size...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,094
Posted By estasnyc

You can be skeptical but I wouldn't be so quick...

You can be skeptical but I wouldn't be so quick to categorically dismiss this. A lot of the scary near-misses I've experienced outside of a city have been not from drivers almost running me under...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,094
Posted By estasnyc

You beat me to the punch on this article. The...

You beat me to the punch on this article. The first thing I did upon discovering this was to text the link to my brother. I was going to post something here later on when I had the free time.

I do...
05-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,667
Posted By estasnyc

Looks like Aldi is once again stocking their...

Looks like Aldi is once again stocking their Bikemate work stands.

Don't need one for myself because I've already gotten one two years ago for my brother that he's still using and I've been...
09-27-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By estasnyc

Makes me wonder if Shimano may possibly be laying...

Makes me wonder if Shimano may possibly be laying the groundwork for a transition towards rear road hubs having 135mm O.L.D.

Perhaps to accommodate a 12-speed cassette?

Definitely going off on...
09-27-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By estasnyc

Your explanation actually makes sense. A Google...

Your explanation actually makes sense. A Google search has turned up nothing about this. If not for your response, this thread would have gone down in complete silence. Both can be considered...
09-25-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By estasnyc

Choosing Shimano 105 Freehub FH-R7000 Quick Release Spindle Length?

While looking at possibly buying a Shimano 11-speed freehub for a future wheel build I see that can get the FH-R7000 with a choice of two different quick-release spindle (not the hub axle) lengths....
09-11-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By estasnyc

Will Having Crankset Chainline Off By 2.5mm Matter Much?

I'm thinking about moving a Sugino triple crankset from a Surly LHT touring bike with an english bottom bracket shell (68mm width) to a road bike having an Italian bottom bracket shell (70mm width)....
02-08-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By estasnyc

Thanks. I'll go with the Park Tool 32mm/36mm...

Thanks. I'll go with the Park Tool 32mm/36mm headset wrench then.
02-08-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By estasnyc

Need A 32mm Headset Wrench Now But Which One For Possible Future Use?

Needing a 32mm headset wrench for a threaded steerer, I took a look at what Park Tool has. They offer 3 double-ended wrenches having 32mm on one side and 15mm, 30mm and 36mm on the opposite....
01-25-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By estasnyc

We've yet to hear again from the OP. It does read...

We've yet to hear again from the OP. It does read like he was already set on getting another phone but may have been hoping for help that would allow his continuing to use his old phone. Who knows?
...
01-25-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By estasnyc

Like I'd said earlier, this is a judgement call....

Like I'd said earlier, this is a judgement call. If there are inexpensive replacement phones available that are better than what he has now then there's nothing wrong with buying one.

A shrewd...
01-24-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By estasnyc

What makes it old? Is the CPU within the phone...

What makes it old? Is the CPU within the phone about to die of old age?

Seriously though, it's no secret that the problem with older phones is that the manufacturers refuse to continue supporting...
01-24-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By estasnyc

KitKat is just another name for Android 4.4. I...

KitKat is just another name for Android 4.4. I believe that Google also referred to this Android K while it was still under development before they came up with a nickname.

I have a Samsung Galaxy...
Forum: Touring
01-10-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By estasnyc

Well, I guess somebody has to be first. I was...

Well, I guess somebody has to be first. I was hoping that he would be somebody else.

I believe that the odds of this working will be in my favor but just can't say this with absolute certainty....
Forum: Touring
01-10-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By estasnyc

Although the choices are far fewer than for...

Although the choices are far fewer than for square taper bottom brackets, you do have four choices for Octalink: 113, 118, 121 and 126mm. It just so happens that the FC-T4010 uses the 126mm length...
Forum: Touring
01-09-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By estasnyc

Shimano Alivio FC-T4010 44/32/22T Trekking Crankset on a Surly LHT?

Anybody here have an opinion if the Shimano Alivio FC-T4010 44/32/22T trekking crankset might be a good upgrade for a 700c-wheeled Surly Long Haul Trucker? Will an IRD Alpina-D triple front...
07-31-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,111
Posted By estasnyc

First, I must admit that this is an academic...

First, I must admit that this is an academic topic for me because I'm trying to remain at n+1=3. I'm not categorically against carbon fiber frames but I wouldn't want to buy something used on Craig's...
07-04-16, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By estasnyc

Take a look at Locus Maps Locus Map - mobile...

Take a look at Locus Maps
Locus Map - mobile outdoor navigation app (http://www.locusmap.eu/)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus

It should do everything that you...
06-09-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By estasnyc

Well, I wasn't too happy with the RFLKT when I...

Well, I wasn't too happy with the RFLKT when I first got it, having set it aside and looking at it as being among the bad tech purchasing decisions that I've made over the years. The only reason I...
06-08-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By estasnyc

Before giving up on the RFLKT, try Locus Maps...

Before giving up on the RFLKT, try Locus Maps (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus) and Locus Wahoo RFLKT add-on...
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,091
Posted By estasnyc

Which means that stealth camping will be out of...

Which means that stealth camping will be out of the question and all of your tours may need to become credit card tours.

Otherwise, the only way that an e-bike can become viable for touring in the...
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By estasnyc

I fixed it. There's a little flakiness with the...

I fixed it. There's a little flakiness with the HTML editing here. Before putting multiple links, you need to temporarily put in multiple lines of garbage text, place one of the links on a given line...
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By estasnyc

Here's the link for the phone itself as well as...

Here's the link for the phone itself as well as band listings for different carriers within different countries:
...
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By estasnyc

ATT and T-Mobile offers prepaid cellphone...

ATT and T-Mobile offers prepaid cellphone service. While I don't know what prepaid options they may offer, Cricket uses the ATT network and MetroPCS uses the T-Mobile network.

Definitely get an...
04-06-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,212
Posted By estasnyc

Totally off-topic for this thread but thanks for...

Totally off-topic for this thread but thanks for the color chart. Might you know if Bottecchia may have used one of these colors way back when?


From what I can gather from Wikipedia, RAL appears...
03-25-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,306
Posted By estasnyc

Have you looked into the possibility of rooting...

Have you looked into the possibility of rooting your phone? That will give you the ability to remove any bloatware.

If you're going to get a new phone anyway you could try that first although...
Forum: Touring
03-15-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,082
Posted By estasnyc

For the handlebar, you may want to consider one...

For the handlebar, you may want to consider one of Ritchey's EvoMax models:

Comp EvoMax Road Bar | Ritchey (http://ritcheylogic.com/comp-evomax-road-bar)
WCS EvoMax Road Bar | Ritchey...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By estasnyc

So President Obama signed a bill near the end of...

So President Obama signed a bill near the end of February that raised this limit to $800.

Reading up last year on import duties before ordering a B&M Luxos U dynamo light from Germany, I was able...
Forum: Touring
02-23-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By estasnyc

I guess that you should be able to pack that...

I guess that you should be able to pack that external BB crank into a bike box but it wouldn't pack as easily as something with a separate BB spindle.

So I suppose that I should pose the question...
Forum: Touring
02-23-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By estasnyc

I meant hypothetically as an extreme case. I'm...

I meant hypothetically as an extreme case. I'm aware that you shouldn't do this with anything that mounts on a square taper BB.

Don't many of the outboard BB cranksets have the bottom bracket...
Forum: Touring
02-23-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By estasnyc

You definitely don't want to have to repeatedly...

You definitely don't want to have to repeatedly remove and remount a crankset with a square taper bottom bracket. Well, I don't.

This does raise a question that I've been meaning to ask: is there...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By estasnyc

Interesting idea to argue. Beyond what distance...

Interesting idea to argue. Beyond what distance might you be better off traveling by plane?

New York City to New Orleans by Amtrak will take about 29 hours.

With the hassle of getting to and...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By estasnyc

Bicycles on Amtrak: Here and Now

It looks like we'll finally be able to roll on our bikes on several Amtrak lines (in addition to those in California already doing this) according to some of the schedules that I've seen.

(As of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,280
Posted By estasnyc

I wish I could remember where I read it so that I...

I wish I could remember where I read it so that I could provide a link but I believe that the more accurate statement is that no import duty will be charged if the total cost of price plus shipping...
10-07-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,370
Posted By estasnyc

I already have that crankset but with 48-36-26...

I already have that crankset but with 48-36-26 teeth. My questions are about swapping the chainrings.

I have an 11-32 cassette in the back and don't need a 48/11 gear which is why I'm looking to...
10-06-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,370
Posted By estasnyc

Changing Crankset Chainrings From 48/36/26 to 46/34/24 - Which To Choose?

I'd like get advice on changing the chainrings of a Sugino triple crankset from 48/36/26 (110mm/74mm) down to 46/34/24.

I've narrowed down my choices of different brands (Sugino, Surly, Dimension,...
09-16-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By estasnyc

Using a threadless stem with a stem adaptor...

Using a threadless stem with a stem adaptor actually will be a better idea unless the OP gets everything right the first time with his measurements and calculations.

I don't know how easy getting...
09-16-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By estasnyc

A Top Tube Length of 56 - 56.4 cm is a bit short...

A Top Tube Length of 56 - 56.4 cm is a bit short for someone of your height. My vintage Bottecchia has a seat tube with 61cm c-to-c length and a top tube with 58.5cm length.

If your top tube has...
06-09-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,563
Posted By estasnyc

That's my suspicion as well. Maybe all cleat...

That's my suspicion as well.

Maybe all cleat mounts/openings/whatever are manufactured with the same distance from the front of the shoe regardless of shoe size as opposed to some sort of...
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