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Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,233
Posted By eepok

Wildlife, a tail wind, and smooth shifting.

Wildlife, a tail wind, and smooth shifting.
04-22-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,867
Posted By eepok

I haven't even opened the linked article yet...

I haven't even opened the linked article yet (thought I promise I will) and having known a number of endurance athletes (running, cycling), I'll say that wealth is a correlated factor, but not...
11-04-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By eepok

Looking for an Upright Tadpole Tricycle

Hi all,

I'm trying to find the right bike for my wife. She can ride a standard two-wheeler, but never felt fully "in control" when coasting or going downhill. She can go uphill without an issue....
11-03-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By eepok

Thank you both for pointing out the Nihola brand....

Thank you both for pointing out the Nihola brand. And thank you, Gareth for the Babbeo reference. It meet my requirements and is a far bet cheaper.
11-02-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By eepok

Looking for make/model of this cargo bike

Hey all,

I’ve been looking for particular type of cargo trike for my wife. I want an upright tadpole trike, cargo box in the front, and regular handlebars (not the cart style).

I found these...
10-15-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,554
Posted By eepok

Just the gauge on my pumps. Almost every floor...

Just the gauge on my pumps. Almost every floor pump has one and I carry a Topeak Road Morph G wherever I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,118
Posted By eepok

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/340x210/giphy_868c209ff277212808cb7f4a7017054253d723e7.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,118
Posted By eepok

Yep, these intersections are Type-D inductive...

Yep, these intersections are Type-D inductive loops and tuned to detect bicycles. My steel frame on aluminum rims trips them all. His bike tripped them just find prior to his swapping out his...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,118
Posted By eepok

Yep. It's the problem of differing state...

Yep. It's the problem of differing state standards, grandfathered exceptions, and limited grants that allow one to upgrade the engineering/tech of a couple intersections, but then leave the rest in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,118
Posted By eepok

Triggering Inductive Loops (Traffic Signal) on Carbon Rims

Hi all,

I have a weight weenie buddy who, now that he's invested in carbon wheels, is finally listening to me about triggering traffic signals.

Quick Aside: I've seen a number of threads where...
08-10-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By eepok

Thank you both for the speedy responses!

Thank you both for the speedy responses!
08-10-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By eepok

Looking for Modern Mixte Frames

Hi all,
I'm looking for manufacturer currently making mixte frames with split top tubes using modern components. I've always found the Centurion here (https://www.bikeforums.net/3030121-post7.html)...
05-20-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By eepok

Ya, I think I may have just ruined the plug...

Ya, I think I may have just ruined the plug yesterday. I practiced soldering for a few days and think I got pretty darn good just splicing wires cleanly and heat-shrinking. I'm proud of that work.
...
05-09-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By eepok

I've played this psychological game with my own...

I've played this psychological game with my own mind before. I know it works... but my pre-emptive planning brain always has to be beaten to a pulp before we get to that point. :lol:
05-09-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By eepok

I'm just new to electrical work. No bias toward a...

I'm just new to electrical work. No bias toward a German manufacturer. No experience soldering (though it seems easy enough). I just tried searching for coax pin and sleeve connectors that you...
05-08-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By eepok

Schmidt Coaxial Adapter for SON Hubs

Hello all,

It looks like I'm finally closing in on the dynamo setup. Previous threads have sorted about the crown bolt/cantilever brake/mount issue. The last problem I've had is that the spade...
05-08-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By eepok

Thank you. I think this is what I needed to see....

Thank you. I think this is what I needed to see. The long threaded rod with a series of nuts will provide all the spacing I need to keep the fenders mounted while getting the stock mount out of the...
05-07-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By eepok

Advice on Crown Mount for Light w/Cantilever Brakes

Hello all,

I originally set up my dynamo hub/light system to be handlebar mounted, but I quickly learned that the handlebar mount from B&M had an odd geometry for my stem. I got a bar extender,...
02-19-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

I ride on 32mm tires, but I've put 38mms on the...

I ride on 32mm tires, but I've put 38mms on the wheels before (which I may be doing again soon). The button for the release is on the brake levers for these canti/lever combos and it's definitely not...
02-19-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

They really are. My canti brakes live in a realm...

They really are. My canti brakes live in a realm of 70%-90% perfect through the lives of their brakepads and cables. If they drop below 70% perfect *anyone* can fix them (that's the only benefit)....
02-19-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

They're the stock cantilever brakes on a 2012...

They're the stock cantilever brakes on a 2012 Jamis Aurora. I already installed a barrel adjuster on my rear brake since, for whatever reason, it didn't come with one.

I have another bike that I...
02-19-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

Huh... I could've sworn those were the ones that...

Huh... I could've sworn those were the ones that I linked. I even thought to myself while going through the different options, "It would sure be nice if they had whether these were for brake...
02-18-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

I had never heard of inline adjusters. I'm sold! ...

I had never heard of inline adjusters. I'm sold!

I've found the Jagqire ones on Amazon (https://goo.gl/ZCtWio). Would these suffice or would you advise toward another brand?
02-17-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By eepok

Extended Barrel Adjuster Adapter (?)

Hi all,

If you're like me, you do your best not to replace (rim) brake pads until it's actually time to replace them. Normally, that means slowly unscrewing the barrel adjuster over time to keep...
12-12-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,743
Posted By eepok

I just jumped back onto Bike Forums after a bit...

I just jumped back onto Bike Forums after a bit of a break because I'm now living in a significantly colder area (30f morning commutes in December instead of 55f). I bought a balaclava...
01-19-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,651
Posted By eepok

THIS! This is a font of info! With this, I will...

THIS! This is a font of info! With this, I will make purchases and install! Thank you!
01-19-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,651
Posted By eepok

I think that mount comes with the light I'm...

I think that mount comes with the light I'm looking at which means it should be an issue! Sweeet!
01-18-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,651
Posted By eepok

Brilliant!

Brilliant!
01-18-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,651
Posted By eepok

Dynamo Lighting - Need Help With Lights & Wiring

Howdy all,

I got me a custom dynamo wheel with a Schmidt SON hub from Peter White this Christmas and it's about time I get the lights as well. I'm leaning heavily toward the "Busch & Müller...
08-12-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By eepok

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
08-12-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By eepok

Need to Replace Older 105 Derailleur

2004 Specialized Allez Sport Triple - BikePedia (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2004&brand=Specialized&model=Allez+Sport+Triple)

Shifters: Tiagra STI
Old R. Der: 105 GS,...
08-07-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

It's funny that you mention Starbike. Everywhere...

It's funny that you mention Starbike. Everywhere I've searched for the B&M Luxos U quotes $200+, but then I stumbled across Starbike. I couldn't believe the price and wrote it off as a scam site. But...
08-07-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

Here's the link to the torqued fork: The Smut...

Here's the link to the torqued fork: The Smut Pedaller: Braking... Bad: Part 1 (http://smutpedaller.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/braking-bad.html)

He was using the 90mm drum version.
08-06-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

I have the specs of the Sturmey Archer non-drum...

I have the specs of the Sturmey Archer non-drum dynamos on my spreadsheet and didn't look any further since they are 6v/2.4w when the standard seems to be 5v/3w. The Sturmey Archer HDS73.TBSS.AA2...
08-06-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

I, in fact, am looking at an SP hub with...

I, in fact, am looking at an SP hub with spoke/rim focus on strength for touring load and personal weight. (My fitness goal was to drop 10% body fat and I'm 3 months ahead of schedule. I was at 230...
08-06-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

Thanks for the insight. I'm leaning toward option...

Thanks for the insight. I'm leaning toward option 2 (for cost) or option 3 (for quality, relationship), but I need to find the right shop. Most of the shops around me are either chain (Performance...
08-06-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

According to my spreadsheet (all my bike...

According to my spreadsheet (all my bike purchases are mulled over in spreadsheets... :(), I'm looking at a Shutter Precision PD-8 as it has fairly comparable performance to the Schmidt SON28 at...
08-06-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By eepok

Planning to Buy Dynamo Front Wheel

Hey all,

I've just hit some fitness goals which mean I finally get to buy a dynamo wheel and lighting setup (hooray!). I've done a great deal of research on dynamo hubs on the market as well as...
06-14-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By eepok

Thank you to everyone. I think I have an order of...

Thank you to everyone. I think I have an order of operations:

0. Retest flex holding saddle. Check for diff.
1. Saddle, BB, and Pedals already fully ruled out
2. Bolts - Loosen, lube, tighten. ...
06-13-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By eepok

What Could it Be? Steel Frame, Popping Under Flex

A few months ago, I started getting a pops on my steel frame touring bike when laying down the torque (accelerating, climbing, out of the saddle, etc.).

Given my weight (big) and the number of...
11-30-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By eepok

With that Info, I found this:...

With that Info, I found this: http://www.labicycletta.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/nishiki-brochure-1974.png

Which gives me all the original components on the original bike. I think almost...
11-30-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By eepok

So... is there a way I can send you a beer for...

So... is there a way I can send you a beer for all the awesome info, wrk101? :thumb:
11-30-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By eepok

Identify this Old Nishiki

Hi All,

This is my first vintage bike repair/recondition/rebuild. The bike has been on a university campus for many years and I'm repairing it for an intern of mine who bought it for $25. It will...
08-16-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,034
Posted By eepok

Looking for "Permanent" Rack-Mounted Rear Light/Reflector Combo

I have a Racktime Add-It rack (http://www.bikebagshop.com/racktime-addit-rear-rack-p-1606.html). It has a mount on the rear for a wide rear light and/or reflector. I currently use the mount to clip...
08-16-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By eepok

Orange County - Looking for Shop with Good Saddle Selection

Hi all,

I've been in the market for a new saddle for months. The upholstery on the stock saddle that came with my 2012 Jamis Aurora is literally wearing out and I'm using some brown duct tape to...
04-20-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,787
Posted By eepok

Thanks to all of those who have suggested Velo...

Thanks to all of those who have suggested Velo Orange. I've always been a fan of their stuff and have a few bits of their gear. I've sent an email their way per the advice of a poster and have taken...
04-20-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,787
Posted By eepok

Hi Zacster, thanks for the response. With...

Hi Zacster, thanks for the response.

With previous bikes (hybrids) I've had the experience that you would suspect. I copied the housing lengths to the millimeter However, I can only assume that...
04-19-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,787
Posted By eepok

Replacing Brake and Shifter Cables, Housing on Touring Bike

I have a 2012 Jamis Aurora in need of new brake and shifter cable and housing. I've replaced the rear derailleur cable in a bike repair class once and learned quickly that the default Shimano road...
10-08-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By eepok

The bike was in a collision (wrong way cyclist...

The bike was in a collision (wrong way cyclist :mad:). The hanger was bent in the collision but was repaired and the new derailleur was installed.

I played with the tension bolt and it seems that...
10-05-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By eepok

What I mean by bad shifts: Let's imagine the...

What I mean by bad shifts: Let's imagine the following represents the amount of movement in the bar end shifter. Each "o" is a small distance and each number in parenthesis is a fully when the index...
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