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08-10-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By 70sSanO

When I first saw the housing that was my thought....

When I first saw the housing that was my thought. Unfortunately the cable is for a flat bar (mtb) brake lever not a road lever.

I have to agree with smd4 that those housing stops are most likely...
08-10-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

I just happen to look up an r3000 crank and it...

I just happen to look up an r3000 crank and it uses a 110/74 bcd 5 bolt pattern. It is a very common, although older, bolt pattern.

I’m pretty positive you can run down to a 46t outer ring with...
08-10-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks for the follow-up. My wife has Fulcums,...

Thanks for the follow-up. My wife has Fulcums, but not thru axles, and this reminds me that I need to find a replacement for the parts bin.

John
08-10-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 368
Posted By 70sSanO

Suspension can be a good thing, but cheap...

Suspension can be a good thing, but cheap suspension generally is not good.

If you are serious about investing in suspension that will take the edge off and just not be an around town anchor,...
08-10-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,030
Posted By 70sSanO

Itís the inversion principle. I likewise rode...

Itís the inversion principle. I likewise rode 42/28 for a long time.

Iím still riding a 28t. However, its position in the drivetrain has changed.

Some days I think about the gearing I used to...
08-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,030
Posted By 70sSanO

Years ago before ultra wide cassettes,...

Years ago before ultra wide cassettes, (freewheels), that was standard practice. Shift up a couple cogs and just slowly stair step your way up.

John
08-09-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,030
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím more in the Pass/Fail camp. John

Iím more in the Pass/Fail camp.

John
08-09-22, 03:17 PM
08-09-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By 70sSanO

Here are the choices I have found. All of the...

Here are the choices I have found. All of the Shimano 8 speed shifters that are compatible are discontinued, although you might find new Claris 2400 at some shops.

You can technically use Claris...
08-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

There is one other option, especially since the...

There is one other option, especially since the new Alivio crank is very similar to your Sora, you can swap out the 30t for a 26t. You’ll need to match the BCD and bolt configuration of the crank,...
08-09-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! Great first hand knowledge. Any...

Thanks! Great first hand knowledge.

Any experience with running a 26t with a ďmodernĒ road FD?

John
08-08-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

This would probably work, but even if you left 1...

This would probably work, but even if you left 1 spacer on the DS you would be at a “theoretical” 47.5mm. Sora r3030 triple is 45mm. That would seem close enough to me.

John

Edit added: You...
08-08-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

Good for you. That’s the stuff that matters and...

Good for you. That’s the stuff that matters and it makes sense.

You might be able to push your max cog 34t to 36t (11/12-36) and pick up a tiny bit more low end.

Quite often Shimano specs are a...
08-08-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By 70sSanO

It all depends if it is self propelled or not. I...

It all depends if it is self propelled or not. I have found that no matter how aero I try to get when I mow the lawn with a non-self propelled mower, the self propelled model always wins.

Then...
08-08-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By 70sSanO

I have those gloves in blue. I’m guessing they...

I have those gloves in blue. I’m guessing they are knockoffs because I couldn’t find a Therma Fleece model on Pi site. They have held up well so far. Better than some other gloves.

Sizing is a...
08-08-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By 70sSanO

Since there are no standards, you almost have to...

Since there are no standards, you almost have to guess. I’m not sure if Sugino or SR made cranks for Suntour.

FWIW, eBay has a Suntour Radius crank and bottom bracket listed. The bottom bracket...
08-08-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

That’s true. But if you wanted to swap a 50t to a...

That’s true. But if you wanted to swap a 50t to a 40t to get higher gears, I’d probably say the same thing to you.

I think the OP wants lower gears, but without any more detail from the OP, who...
08-08-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,324
Posted By 70sSanO

It all depends on the area. A lot of cities...

It all depends on the area. A lot of cities wanted to be bike friendly so they slapped a lane in between parked cars and moving traffic. Probably the worst of all worlds. Motorists expect cyclists...
08-08-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,324
Posted By 70sSanO

This topic has been around for decades and there...

This topic has been around for decades and there is no single answer. But there is nothing wrong with taking a lane especially if it is the safer option.

Everything depends on the environment,...
08-08-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By 70sSanO

I think you might need to let everyone know...

I think you might need to let everyone know exactly what is wrong with the gearing. Right now your gear inches run 25 to 127 (per review of the bike).

A 22-34 ratio gives you a low of 18 gear...
08-08-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By 70sSanO

There are all sorts of additional shifter mods...

There are all sorts of additional shifter mods from bar ends to Gevenalle to a thumbie or whatever.

Since SRAM upshift is done with the inner lever, it seems possible to just widen the pad...
08-07-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve read there is a FAUZA mid drive...

I’ve read there is a FAUZA mid drive motor/battery that is removable so it is possible to take 5lbs off the bike.

For riding the flats, no big headwind, where no assist is needed it sounds like a...
08-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By 70sSanO

mschwett and terrymorse thanks for the info. It...

mschwett and terrymorse thanks for the info. It is good to know that there are lower weight and low drag e road bikes out there.

My old Cannondaleis on the low 20’s so there won’t be much if any...
08-07-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By 70sSanO

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain...

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain for me. But no one could deny his determination and utter ruthlessness on the bike. When the peloton was stopped by protestors who glued themselves...
08-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By 70sSanO

In 1986 I bought a new SR400. A few years...

In 1986 I bought a new SR400.

A few years later a shop was blowing out Cannondale frame, supposedly due to the Klein lawsuit. Picked up a new 1988 Criterium frame and steel fork for $100.
...
08-06-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By 70sSanO

Velomine is also a good source for wheels. ...

Velomine is also a good source for wheels.

John
08-06-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By 70sSanO

I ride with toe clips and straps but no cleat. A...

I ride with toe clips and straps but no cleat. A number of years ago I picked up some smooth rubber soled semi-rigid touring shoes.

I keep the straps just loose enough to get my shoe out but not...
08-06-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By 70sSanO

This is the actual topic at hand. The true...

This is the actual topic at hand.

The true answer is that a typical bicycle consumer is better riding a new bike than a 44 year old steel bike with a 5 speed freewheel and friction shifters. ...
08-05-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve always had the impression that cable pull...

I’ve always had the impression that cable pull and RD actuation movement, especially of older systems was not consistent from shift to shift/cog to cog.

As far as your older 90’s Campy setup, I...
08-05-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the answer is yes for Tiagra 4700 and...

I believe the answer is yes for Tiagra 4700 and the 11 speed left “shifters”.

Anyone can correct me if I’m wrong.

I believe Shimano made a change to their trim function on the inner chainring....
08-05-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve posted this a number of times that the...

I’ve posted this a number of times that the Tiagra 4700 left double shifter seems to work with a Deore FD (Salsa Fargo Tiagra).

It kind of makes sense since newer road shifters work with GRX. And...
08-04-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By 70sSanO

Kenda Karvs were such a fun tire. Super light,...

Kenda Karvs were such a fun tire. Super light, no flat protection, and would wear by just looking at them, but fun. Almost like a mini Small Block 8.

John
08-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By 70sSanO

Look for a Tiagra 4600-2 Left shifter. They are...

Look for a Tiagra 4600-2 Left shifter. They are still available here and there and on eBay. For a flat bar, you are kinda of stuck with an older double shifter.

John

Edit added: Of course you...
08-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By 70sSanO

I use a few Kenda tires. Iím using one on a...

I use a few Kenda tires. Iím using one on a mountain bike, (Nevegal XPro), and a couple of others on around town bikes.

I think different tire mfgís have their niche.

For road use, Kenda...
08-04-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By 70sSanO

You might be able to flip the cog. I know that...

You might be able to flip the cog. I know that the tooth profiles on 90’s Sachs Aris FW’s are directional. Plus the 4 tabs prevent it, unless you grind off one of the tabs.

I’d probably swap...
08-04-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By 70sSanO

With everything else being equal, if you can do a...

With everything else being equal, if you can do a 100 mile descent without turns and steep enough that you might endo, slacker geometry is better. For everything else it doesnít matter.

John
08-04-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! I hadn’t thought that someone would...

Thanks! I hadn’t thought that someone would primarily ride in a 13t/14t, but that would wear it out.

John
08-03-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By 70sSanO

It is a Suntour index drivetrain. The only...

It is a Suntour index drivetrain. The only replacements are co-op or eBay.

All this goes back to sending the RD into the wheel. That in itself can cause more issues that a mysteriously worn 1st...
08-03-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By 70sSanO

While the validity of needed an 11t can be...

While the validity of needed an 11t can be debated, a SRAM 11 speed 11-36 (11-12-13-15-17-19-22-25-28-32-36) cassette solves a problem that a lot of wide range cassettes have, the 3 tooth jump...
08-03-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By 70sSanO

I honestly donít know the difference between a...

I honestly donít know the difference between a 26Ē wheel dirt jumper vs a 26Ē BMX. Maybe wheelbase? Iím not sure either of them are bikes you would ride any distance at speed.

42t chainring on a...
08-02-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By 70sSanO

If you RD went into the rear wheel, there is a...

If you RD went into the rear wheel, there is a chance the RD hanger was bent. That won’t fix a worn cog, but it could be the cause of the skipping; especially if there was no skipping before.

The...
08-02-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By 70sSanO

Sometimes if a chain is too long, shortening it...

Sometimes if a chain is too long, shortening it might help.

A longer bolt might help. The problem with longer bolts is keeping them on the hanger tab.

Some RD’s just have weak b springs. I...
08-02-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are on a limited budget, you need to find...

If you are on a limited budget, you need to find that tweener era. I’m guessing 10-15 years old in as close to hardly ridden condition as you can find. It is too old to have a high demand, but not...
08-02-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 808
Posted By 70sSanO

Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you...

Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you should probably get an idea of what you want to build otherwise you’ll just be throwing parts at it.

You can go to bike co-ops, if they are around,...
08-02-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By 70sSanO

Good point I hadnít thought of. Iíve added a...

Good point I hadnít thought of.

Iíve added a RD hanger extension of a larger 26Ē mtb wheel and even that has given me pause to what might happen in the wrong terrain.

John
08-02-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,931
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks! Really good stuff. Not sure if it...

Thanks! Really good stuff.

Not sure if it pertains, but my old Cannondale Criterium went from 36 hole MA40ís to 32 hole TB14ís. Hubs were Superbe Pro to DA 7700.

Although most would say...
08-02-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By 70sSanO

This is the part that gets confusing, especially...

This is the part that gets confusing, especially with flat bar shifters.

For many years Shimano index “rear derailleurs” had a standard ratio for both mtb and road. For 10 speed mtb Shimano went...
08-01-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By 70sSanO

Good job! John

Good job!

John
08-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By 70sSanO

You should measure your chainstay length on both...

You should measure your chainstay length on both bikes. Also, you might be able to fudge the chainline if you think 42-32 is more important than 26-13.

If I were set on running your setup, I’d...
08-01-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By 70sSanO

A tensioner should function like a rear...

A tensioner should function like a rear derailleur cage, but obviously without chain wrap.

I’m guessing a more traditional position is to push down the chain.

John

Edit added. Technically...
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