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12-09-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By Barabaika

Let me check. The Sirrus is well-equipped...

Let me check.

The Sirrus is well-equipped for hill climbing.
A triple crainring plus a wide-range cassette.

CASSETTE ...
10-19-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,620
Posted By Barabaika

He's got a vague email about a system error. ...

He's got a vague email about a system error.

Others may receive items that are actually in stock.
10-18-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,620
Posted By Barabaika

I checked the website and it only has a vague...

I checked the website and it only has a vague note about the dispatch time:
It also has a vague note about bigger items.
Also, the website says that cheap items are picked and shipped the first....
10-18-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,620
Posted By Barabaika

You ordered a frame only 10 days ago and you want...

You ordered a frame only 10 days ago and you want a refund?

Do you realize that almost all online stores don't stock expensive items like frames and order them first from manufacturers or big...
10-17-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,290
Posted By Barabaika

You can get the Alfine 8-speed for 134 € ...

You can get the Alfine 8-speed for 134 €
https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=188504;menu=1000,2,98;page=3
plus the Small parts package for 10 €...
10-17-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By Barabaika

A used derailleur can be scratched more than the...

A used derailleur can be scratched more than the existing derailleur.
10-13-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By Barabaika

Isn't a long-cage derailleur better? You may...

Isn't a long-cage derailleur better?
You may be able to unscrew the cage and move it to your old derailleur.

Vintage Used Shimano 600 GS rear derailleur with long cage | eBay...
10-13-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Barabaika

I guess you need studded tires for the winter. ...

I guess you need studded tires for the winter.
Nashbar - Welcome!...
10-08-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,986
Posted By Barabaika

You should check Craigslist a few times a day. ...

You should check Craigslist a few times a day.
You need a very small bike: 19"-20" or 49-52cm.

Once you see a bike, google information about it online.
Check the condition of the bike from...
10-07-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,986
Posted By Barabaika

You can get the Schwinn Prelude in the small...

You can get the Schwinn Prelude in the small size.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/almost-new-80s-12-speed/6336643718.html
It's more expensive than the Varsity, but it has very nice...
09-18-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,030
Posted By Barabaika

I guess he rode his bike standing up as the gears...

I guess he rode his bike standing up as the gears were inappropriate.
When you stand up, it stresses components, especially the chain.

The hill doesn't look that steep, but their faces show a lot...
09-18-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,030
Posted By Barabaika

Why does he constantly ride standing up? An...

Why does he constantly ride standing up?
An intelligent rider would select a more appropriate smaller chain ring and ride sitting.

Also, are those skinny tires good for riding on cobblestones?
09-15-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,459
Posted By Barabaika

I need to check the bicycle aisle at one of the...

I need to check the bicycle aisle at one of the closest stores.
A $79 bicycle with disk brakes should be a bargain.
...
08-25-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By Barabaika

Why wouldn't any shoe polish work? You probably...

Why wouldn't any shoe polish work? You probably want a colorless one, though.
08-25-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

According to Sheldon Brown's calculator, gain...

According to Sheldon Brown's calculator, gain ratios are like this.
The chain ring is 36t, the cog is 23t. It's geared towards lower gears. The ratio is lower than recommended by Shimano, but the...
08-24-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

I can't say anything about all internal hubs, but...

I can't say anything about all internal hubs, but the Shimano Alfine 8 is quiet. It can make noise if you put it between gears, so I stop pedaling for a second while switching gears.
08-24-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Barabaika

You can open any bicycle lock without the keys....

You can open any bicycle lock without the keys. There are no exceptions. It's just the amount of time to cut it that is different.
08-24-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

The angle is extreme. It will cause noise. ...

The angle is extreme. It will cause noise.

SRAM made the chain narrower, so it can flex like this. Thus, it compromised the reliability of the chain. I expect that it should be good for 1,000...
08-24-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Barabaika

Just look for track wheels. They are made with...

Just look for track wheels.
They are made with hubs with threads for freewheels.
Plastic or metal, there are all kinds of them.
08-24-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,700
Posted By Barabaika

The Alfine is a disk version. It supports the...

The Alfine is a disk version. It supports the Centerlock standard.

You can use the gear calculator. It has different internal hubs in the list. Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator...
08-24-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

5-speed internal hubs cost just over $100 with...

5-speed internal hubs cost just over $100 with shifters: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=2713
They replace a rear hub, a cassette, rear and front derailleurs, a double...
08-24-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

These photos of Eagle setups don't give me enough...

These photos of Eagle setups don't give me enough assurance that it's reliable.

SRAM sells "more gears". The reliability and longevity of the system are irrelevant.
...
08-24-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Barabaika

Let me check this point. The CR-18 weighs 460g....

Let me check this point.
The CR-18 weighs 460g. https://sun-ringle.com/road/rims/cr18/

The super modern Velocity A23 weighs 450g. Velocity Wheels - Hand Made in USA...
08-24-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,700
Posted By Barabaika

The Alfine 8 hub is 134,37 plus the 20 shifter...

The Alfine 8 hub is 134,37 plus the 20 shifter and the 10 small parts package. That's 165.
You have to wait for a month while it's being shipped, so what....
08-24-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Barabaika

The CR-18 is a modern rim. A narrower variant is...

The CR-18 is a modern rim. A narrower variant is the M-13.

Do you mean "modern deep rims"?
Heavier deep rims are made for lower-count hubs. Old hubs usually have 36 holes.
08-24-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Barabaika

Everybody builds with the polished Sun CR-18 for...

Everybody builds with the polished Sun CR-18 for a classic look.
They are relatively cheap and reliable and they stay true.
08-24-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

A 30-year-old "twelve-speed" has 12 gears. A...

A 30-year-old "twelve-speed" has 12 gears. A freewheel for it costs $10, a chain $6.

The modern high-end SRAM Eagle group also has 12 gears. A cassette for it costs $367, a chain $60.
Will I get...
08-24-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,700
Posted By Barabaika

Didn't you forget that you also need a...

Didn't you forget that you also need a derailleur, some adapter to hang this derailleur, a shifter, a new rear hub, probably new spokes to build a new wheel? Then, housing and cable guides.

You...
08-24-17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,881
Posted By Barabaika

Fabricate a new light handlebar like on this...

Fabricate a new light handlebar like on this bicycle.

https://spinwell.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/bike1.jpg
08-23-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Barabaika

What's wrong with the down tube? Was the bike...

What's wrong with the down tube? Was the bike crashed?
08-23-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

Couple fractions of a second are really important...

Couple fractions of a second are really important for 1% of riders.

A commuter, for example, doesn't care about them at all, but she cares about noise and reliability, and cost, of course. A...
08-23-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

You can get the gear ratios for your preferred...

You can get the gear ratios for your preferred gear combinations using the calculator.
For example,
Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html)

If your...
08-23-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

If you have little money, why would you buy an...

If you have little money, why would you buy an 11-speed bike for $1,500 when you can buy a good new 7-speed bike for $300?

Why would you pay $70-500 for an 11-speed or 12-speed cassette when you...
08-23-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Barabaika

You need a 700c 28-32 mm tube. Something like...

You need a 700c 28-32 mm tube.
Something like this: https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/q-tubes-700c-x-28-32mm-schrader-valve-tube-128g-27-x-1-1-4

Your new tires may look bigger than the old...
08-22-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,534
Posted By Barabaika

1) Take out the small chain ring. 2) Get rid of...

1) Take out the small chain ring.
2) Get rid of the left trigger shifter and replace it with a micro-indexed twister shifter, which can move the front derailleur to any position.
3) Get a double...
08-22-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By Barabaika

There are cable guides for different tube sizes. ...

There are cable guides for different tube sizes.
They look neat.
https://www.niagaracycle.com/search.php?search_query=cable+guide
...
08-21-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By Barabaika

If she can't use the main brake levers, what's...

If she can't use the main brake levers, what's the point? She can just get a flat bar.
08-21-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By Barabaika

Just change the drop handlebar to a North Road...

Just change the drop handlebar to a North Road style one.
If you can't reach even the brake levers, you will never ride on the drops.
And a North Road handlebar is safer in city traffic.

By the...
08-21-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,733
Posted By Barabaika

I can see clearly in this video that another guy...

I can see clearly in this video that another guy installed this freewheel:
The Shimano 7-speed freewheel MF-TZ21 14-28.
He says that he wants a 10-speed cassette, though. (Like those cool guys in...
08-21-17, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Barabaika

It's easier to change a chain ring on a crankset....

It's easier to change a chain ring on a crankset. For example, a 28t chain ring provides decently low gears. Of course, it's difficult to lower the front derailleur on an expensive bike with a...
08-20-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Barabaika

Why wouldn't you buy the Sunrace 12-36 cassette? ...

Why wouldn't you buy the Sunrace 12-36 cassette?
12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36

SunRace | CSM989 (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/csm989)
08-20-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,733
Posted By Barabaika

It's here:...

It's here: https://www.walmart.com/ip/700c-Men-s-Schwinn-Varsity-Road-Bike/4698938#about-item
It has no-name Shimano components.

You can find plenty of 7-speed components.
The Shimano Tourney...
08-18-17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Barabaika

You must get a stainless steel chain ring that...

You must get a stainless steel chain ring that contains 10% or more chromium inside. You can polish it as much as you want and the chromium layer won't wear out.
Drivetrain | Parts and Accessories |...
08-17-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By Barabaika

It has Henry James's parts. It's an American...

It has Henry James's parts. It's an American frame.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-dIAAOSwi7RZGqsn/s-l1600.jpg
08-16-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Barabaika

You can rent a bike in Nagoya. A road bike...

You can rent a bike in Nagoya.

A road bike costs $40 a day or $163 a month. Though, it'll likely be a small size bike.
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Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Barabaika

Is your height 5' 8"? I think that you...

Is your height 5' 8"?

I think that you measured your leg length incorrectly.
A 23" bike is too big for you.

I would look for a 21" bike:
Frame sizes to consider:

...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Barabaika

The Nishiki Olympic is from the 70s. It has a...

The Nishiki Olympic is from the 70s. It has a head tube badge that was dropped in 1980.

The sweet spot for the Nishiki Olympic 12 was 1983-1984. The tubing was nice - double-butted Tange 2; the...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Barabaika

Most likely, when you buy a 30-year-old bicycle,...

Most likely, when you buy a 30-year-old bicycle, you'll have to replace the tires, unless the owner has already replaced them.

If you have a choice of bicycles, get a bicycle with 700c wheels....
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Barabaika

Yes, parts cost more than $20. But I`m sure...

Yes, parts cost more than $20.
But I`m sure they forgot one 0.
The Univega Gran Sprint is a twin to the Miyata 912.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By Barabaika

Good deals disappear quickly. Just check...

Good deals disappear quickly.
Just check Craigslist every day for months and run with cash when you find something.
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