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05-12-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Friction to index

Thinking of doing a slight upgrade to my Schwinn Cruiser. When new it was a 1 X 5 friction shift with (sub?) entry level Suntour. It shifts well, but I often ride it in traffic and would like to have...
05-12-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 273,871
Posted By Sirrus Rider

My Beach Cruiser

This is my inherited Schwinn Beach Cruiser. It belonged to my uncle in the early '90s and got passed around to his kids for 20 years and very neglected in the process. It looks good from the 10...
02-18-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Seat back was standard with the '07 Town &...

Seat back was standard with the '07 Town & Country.
01-11-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Thanks guys I wrote Kool Stop and they said the...

Thanks guys I wrote Kool Stop and they said the same thing. Ceramic formulation can be used, but is not recommended. They recommend the dual compound. I went ahead and bought a set of Koolstop Cross...
01-09-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Koolstop Brake Pads: Ceramic formulation OK for regular rims?

My new to me Bianchi San Jose came with Kool stop brake pads installed, but they are the ceramic formulation (olive green). Is this formulation okay with standard rims like Sun CR-18 or should I...
01-02-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Replacement Hood covers

I'm wondering if there are any Replacement hood covers (NOS, Repo) For Shimano Sora ST-3300(4) 3X8 Brifters mine are starting to wear out and Amazon says there no longer available. I'm definitely...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,406
Posted By Sirrus Rider

After deliberately removing his brakes..:(

After deliberately removing his brakes..:(
07-26-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Holy war: Chains and lubricant the ongoing story of the chain eating Sirrus

Since the original post I've engaged in an experiment. Ever wonder how good the lubricant found on SRAM chains is? Sheldon Brown extolled the virtues of this waxy grease called Gleitmo. I always...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Found me a Bianchi San Jose for cheap

I've been Jonesing for the San Jose for number of reasons. First and foremost that it can be adapted to an IGH and if using an 8speed Alfine become a San Jose8. Secondly, I can't keep a drivetrain on...
07-12-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced? I've read here on the net that there are wear and replace...
07-12-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced? I've read here on the net that there are wear and replace...
07-10-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Before we get sidetracked by talk of Chain...

Before we get sidetracked by talk of Chain checking tools. What differentiates a chainwheel that is for "8-speed" from one for "9-speed" On Sugino's website the 8-speed standard rings carry the...
07-09-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I use one of these now: :thumb: Chain...

I use one of these now: :thumb:

Chain Checker Plus » Pedro's NA (http://pedros.com/products/tools/general-tool/chain-checker-plus/)
07-09-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Sirrus Rider

8 vs 9 vs 10 speed chain rings

Is there a difference? What goes into making a set of chain rings optimal for say a 9-speed drive train over an 8-speed?

My '07 Sirrus (Subject of this thread:...
08-08-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'd look at the new Cateye PADRONE I can read...

I'd look at the new Cateye PADRONE I can read that badboy without my glasses
04-21-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Sirrus Rider

MY Sora Brifers are ST-3303 and I believe my...

MY Sora Brifers are ST-3303 and I believe my current TEkro V brakes are 90mm arm length. I have Mini V's on hand that are 80mm arms. So the upshot is these Mini-V (TEKROS 926AL) will do what I'm...
04-20-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Mini-V brakes will they work with Brifters?

I'm currently running the OEM V brakes that came on my '07 Sirrus with Travel agents to use with Sora Brifters in drop bar configuration The problem is the travel agents tend to be a PITA to...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I like the orange it's okay; however, I really...

I like the orange it's okay; however, I really liked the yellow they used a few years back. Mine is a base model '07 that red and the graphics are "Normal" not wrapped down the middle of the down...
03-19-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,276
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Breast cancer awareness bike. So yes very...

Breast cancer awareness bike. So yes very cool.:cool:
03-19-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'd wager a guess of 650a sized rims set up for...

I'd wager a guess of 650a sized rims set up for rod brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Cold weather. I hate having to stop and peel...

Cold weather. I hate having to stop and peel layers off to regulate my temperature. I rather have on but a single layer and that meets a temp of 65 f or better.
02-17-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

A single commute for me is 32 miles I average 64...

A single commute for me is 32 miles I average 64 to 96 miles a week..
02-17-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I use this one...

I use this one http://pedros.com/products/tools/general-tool/chain-checker-plus/ in conjunction with the park. The Pedro CC measures from three points.
02-16-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I beg to differ. On a new chain I can get my...

I beg to differ. On a new chain I can get my largest chainwheel no problem. The more play in the chain... I can't . Plus over all the bike shifts smoothly front and rear on a new chain.

I...
01-26-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,626
Posted By Sirrus Rider

What I've noticed is its a comfort issue. My...

What I've noticed is its a comfort issue. My standard go to crank is a 170 anything longer tends to slow down my spin. Shorter than 170 feels like walking around with the shoe laces of my right and...
01-15-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Sometimes it's not if you're Gopro worthy, but...

Sometimes it's not if you're Gopro worthy, but needing a few extra sets of eyes. I don't post any footage, but is sure is nice to have a cam facing rearward to keep an eye on oncoming traffice.
01-11-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'm watching this thread with rapt facination....

I'm watching this thread with rapt facination. I'm the guy who burns up chain within 100 miles from the commuter board.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Steel frame 120 spacing, but no biggie it can be...

Steel frame 120 spacing, but no biggie it can be cold set wider. Was going to pick up ready made wheels from Harris..
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Redline City 925 for San Jos8 conversion.

What are the thoughts on using the Redline City 925 for an 8 speed IGH conversion a la Bianchi San Joes8? I know it won't have the cantilever brakes but would there be an issue in stuffing an 8...
01-06-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Did you check the achieved products page on...

Did you check the achieved products page on cateye's site?
12-17-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,855
Posted By Sirrus Rider

493767 I'm running LIT commuter tires and...

493767

I'm running LIT commuter tires and can be purchased at biketires direct.. Quite a few people that doe the social rides here in Houston will run Monkey 'letric lights that do the whole...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,589
Posted By Sirrus Rider

You're lucky! My chains are lucky to make 500...

You're lucky! My chains are lucky to make 500 and I use SRAM 870.:notamused:
10-26-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I own the signature version which is the Town &...

I own the signature version which is the Town & Country. All schwinn parts are the same and proprietary to the design. I'd kill to have one with a rear diff like the original. So far I go through...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,024
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Had to fart on my way to work. The problem was it...

Had to fart on my way to work. The problem was it wasn't merely gas..:twitchy: Wound up having to wash my shorts while at work and they weren't dry by quitting time..
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,615
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Converted an '07 Specialized Sirrus to a drop bar...

Converted an '07 Specialized Sirrus to a drop bar with Sora 8 sp STIs The Sirrus has an intermediate triple 48 38 28 I used an IRC Alpine front derailleur and got my STIs. Rear shifter and...
09-22-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Reads from the wrist and reports say they're none...

Reads from the wrist and reports say they're none too accurate. They do well for monitoring sleep.
09-09-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

My park tool chain checker says replace at .75....

My park tool chain checker says replace at .75. Plus once the chain hits that point shifting to the large chain wheel becomes problematic because the chain gets gets too flexible.

I try to avoid...
09-09-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I replace at .75 on the bike in question because...

I replace at .75 on the bike in question because that that point the chain has so much play in it that it won't shift onto the large chainwheel.
09-07-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Chewing up chains within 500 miles

Hi fellas,

Bike in Question is an '07 Sirrus Drop bar conversion running Sora 3 X 8 brifters, IRC Alpina Front derailur, Sora Rear derailur, and an SRAM rear cassette and an SRAM 870 Chain. I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Not all of us.. :rolleyes:

Not all of us.. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 12:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,267
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Why do you think not wearing a helmet is risky?...

Why do you think not wearing a helmet is risky? We are 9 times as likely to be killed or injured as Dutch and we wear helmets and they don't. Wearing helmets doesn't seem to be doing anything for...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,267
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'm in Houston. I use a well ventilated helmet...

I'm in Houston. I use a well ventilated helmet and a sweat cap underneath. When it's really hot I spray down the sweat cap for more evaporative cooling.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,457
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Only when I have a lot to bring with me *Rare*. I...

Only when I have a lot to bring with me *Rare*. I don't like the added inertia that front panniers adds to steering..
Forum: Texas
06-24-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'm a commuter in Spring Branch.

I'm a commuter in Spring Branch.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,127
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Two words: Hard Rain :(

Two words: Hard Rain :(
Forum: Commuting
06-20-15, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I remove the chain from the bike (SRAM Powerlink)...

I remove the chain from the bike (SRAM Powerlink) and agitate it in a pan of mineral spirits replacing the mineral spirits until it is clear.. I then dry the chain (Hi-heat under a blow dryer if I'm...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I clean it every 5 rides and relube with prolink..

I clean it every 5 rides and relube with prolink..
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Yeah.. I'm 20 pounds overweight and I'm pretty...

Yeah.. I'm 20 pounds overweight and I'm pretty sure I have another 10 in cargo leading to a massive amount of inertia. Then there is all the metal mashing torque I produce out of my massive hobbit...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Sirrus Rider

San Jos8 what can be built into something similar?

Seeing that Bianchi no longer makes the San Jose I was wondering what other frame can be used as the jumping off point for creating a drop bar IGH light tourer/Commuter like Sheldon Brown's San...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Afraid not and my '07 Sirrus has been converted...

Afraid not and my '07 Sirrus has been converted to drops.. The opposite direction from where you want to go..
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